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Abdullah Hakim Quick

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Begin with the greeting words of Paradise salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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Alhamdulillah. It is a pleasure and a great opportunity for me to be with you tonight. And to be able to address you on this very important topic. And I pray that the few moments that we spend together tonight would be a source of understanding, a source of unity. And inshallah a means that we can share with each other, some of what we have learned, and some of what Allah subhanaw taala has helped us to experience in our lives as Muslims,

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Islam and Muslims today, or should I say the Muslims, not so much Islam today are really in a great crisis.

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And I believe that we are at a crossroads. That is important for us to be able to look at our situation in a holistic fashion.

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In order for us to be able to do this, we should be able to look into the past, reflect on on the present, and then project along without dwell into the future.

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Muslims today make up close to 25% of the earth's population.

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We live at strategic points throughout the globe,

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on the waterways, on the coastlines of the world.

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We sit upon over 40 to 50% of the mineral wealth of the human race.

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If you were to take a look at the top 10 rich people on earth, you would probably find that the majority of the top 10 are Muslims.

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They say the Sultan of Brunei in Southeast Asia may be the richest individual on the face of the planet Earth. We have armies, we have 1000s of intellectuals. We have modern technology.

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We have great potential realities. But at the same time, we have one of the largest refugee populations in the world.

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At the same time, in some parts of the world, Muslims are throwing food away

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and close to them. Muslims are starving to death.

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We have great military potential reality, but yet we suffer through Bosnia Herzegovina

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with 1000s of Muslims are killed 1000s of Muslim women are raped

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and the Muslim world looks on.

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And so we are living with glaring contradictions. And it is like the body of Islam is like a huge facade or a huge structure in front of us. But the structure needs energy. It's like a machine that doesn't have the oil in it to make it run. The parts are all there. The outside surface is there. The structure appears to be there, but the energy, the fuel that makes it go is missing.

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And so I believe that we should reflect upon our situation. reflect upon what came before us and sincerely turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask him to help us to make the right decisions.

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Prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon him

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in the last year of his life,

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for he left his companions

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delivered to them the mount arafat sermon.

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And in this sermon, he made it clear to them that there is nothing worthy of worship, but Allah.

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He also made it clear to them

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that we should not oppress anybody, do not oppress anybody, so that you in turn would not be oppressed.

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He stressed to the believers, economic purity.

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All those deals based upon Riba interest usury. These should be done away with we should deal with each other and the rest of humanity and economic purity.

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He stressed clearly to the believers that there is no preference of the Arab over the non Arab

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or the non Arab over the Arab. There is no preference of white over black

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Black over white

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except with taqwa, except that the piety, righteous action is what distinguishes the believers.

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He made it clear that men have rights over women, but women also have rights over men.

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He told us through His Sahaba that there are two things, if you follow them, you will never go straight. That is the book of Allah and His sooner

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any charged them with the responsibility of taking this message to the rest of humanity.

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And so the Sahaba Well, the Allahu anhu majima been left out of the Hejaz area left the Arabian Peninsula and spread out in different directions. And the majority of them died outside of the jazz area.

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And it is recorded that occupy been nasiha rhodiola one, one of the Sahaba

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rode across North Africa in the spreading and defense of Islam, rode his horse into the Atlantic and looked across and said if I knew there were lands across you,

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I would take these lands for Allah, I would spread the message of Islam in that direction.

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Approximately 711 Tarik urban Ziad Rahim Allah cross the straits, but we call Gibraltar

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and Muslims entered in liberating the land from tyranny

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entered into the land and stayed there for almost 781 years.

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And Tarik landed on the Jebel Jebel todich

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that is known to us today, as Gibraltar.

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The Muslims brought along with them civilization,

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because Islam not only deals with the theoretical aspects of life, but also the practical aspects. And so they found the land fair seeming for the planting of citrus fruits.

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And they planted lemons and grapefruits and limes and oranges and the word in Arabic for orange is waterfowl.

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out of the bottle Carlos like the land of the oranges that grew so well, and birth recall, became Portugal.

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They went to the north in the Russian states and they found a land that you needed to have a lot of suburb, a lot of patience to live in this land. And so it became out of the suburb, suburbia. And this we know today as Siberia

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they went south, down past the Red Sea, into the ocean on East Africa. And they found that the Persians had had a base in East Africa, and they called it maka, the Shah. And now we know it as Mogadishu.

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Moosa Eben Baig Rahim Allah founded a base on the East African coast. And so Musa Eben begs places known as Mozambique.

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They went into the ocean and they found the wind blowing and they found rain coming in large numbers. So this Muslim of rain or season of rain became the monsoons.

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They went into the Pacific. And contrary to the little bit of knowledge that we understand about our own presence in this part of the world, Muslims went into the Pacific Ocean during the Omega period.

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And that retrace is that within 100 years after the death of the Prophet Salaam. They went into that region, and they found a set of islands. And it was windy area, they said just little Haha, there's a lot of hot air, wind. And so just little Hawaii becomes Hawaii.

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They traveled to parts of the world that you may not be aware of.

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And one could ask how could a man coming from the Arabs? Who at that, at that time, treasured their language, but did not treasure technology? How could they have done this, but we recognize that the Dark Ages so called dark ages of Europe, when the lights went off, went off after the fall of the Roman Empire. This was the golden age of Islam.

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And Muslims between the eighth century to the 14th 15th century excelled in all of the disciplines that we now bow down to the west. And we study and we come to the University of Miami and Loyola and Harvard University in London. And we thank our professor because he teaches us something about moving

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Math, but cifa is an Arabic word zero.

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The number system we count is the Arabic numeral system. The basis of the computer age was started by Muslims. algebra is from Java, this is an Arabic word. And you can go on into trigonometry, trigonometry, calculus, many of the disciplines and you will find that the Muslims were actually the ones who laid the foundation for this civilization alchimia alchemy chemistry,

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we lead the world in that area, astronomy Maps of visible stars, correcting the sun and moon tables, the first use of the pendulum

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to measure tables, the first to build observatories, predicted sunspots, eclipses and the appearance of comets.

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optics leading the world

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medicine

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cardoon fifth tip, the law of medicine

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being used by Europe up until the 17th 18th century.

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And we can continue on and on and on and show the great advancements made by Muslims in all disciplines,

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and especially our ability to map the world, our natural ability to think about direction every time we make salaat we think about direction. And so it was a natural thing for Muslims to go out. And Allah subhanaw taala has told us traveling the earth, see what became of those who came before you.

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And so we went into the Pacific. And a Harvard University study done by a man named Barry fell is called saga America, which you may be able to get in your library. Although historians have waged war against his work, to the point where he had to put it underground.

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He was a person who translate different languages. And so they found the writings of many different peoples

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in America, in pictographs, they found in caves. They found it in different rocks, different parts of America, and a type of scribbling which they thought was the scribbling of the native people bury fell in his team came to find out that it was actually the combination of an ancient Libyan script and coup fake Arabic.

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He took this proof to Benghazi, Libya, Tripoli, Libya, and he brought scholars, UNESCO scholars, Arabic speaking scholars to America to investigate the information and startling proof of Islamic presence in the southwest in California came to light.

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They found an engraving in Nevada, in a bedrock huge bedrock saying is smola, the name of Allah. They found the seventh century kufic. Writing on the boundary peak, and the border of Nevada and California saying shaytaan is the fountain of lies.

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They found Mohammed Nabila laser to Islam.

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They found this, this writing all over the Southwest. And they realized that the native people, especially the rock dwelling people,

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who made their structures built into the side of mountains, that the configuration of the houses is the same configuration as the bedrooms as the people living in southern Algeria, and Libya and Morocco.

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They found the clothing designs on the clothing, tattoos on the faces. A number of cultural realities of the people living in the southwest were the same as Muslims living in North Africa. And they found the map, an eighth century map and that is where they found us little ha, and the map showed the Hudson Bay. It showed Panama clearly show that Muslims came across and actually mapping the United States Mexico, down into Central America.

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on the eastern side,

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proof has come to us through Elon Musk Rudy,

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a famous geographer. In Muruga, the hub written approximately 956 ad, where he spoke of the journey of a man named hush hos inside who came into the wind into the sea of darkness the Atlantic and came back with a treasure and everybody in Andalusia knew about the journey of hush cos is what must Rudy writes in his book, which is still in the library,

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Al idrisi in the 10th in the 12th century, and his geography book, wrote about

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The journey of Mahadeva these seafaring North African andalusians, who went into the ocean and found a set of islands went to another set were captured blindfolded, and the king on the islands spoke to them through an interpreter who spoke Arabic. This isn't the 12th century, and he told them about their position, and about how long it would take to get back home. The most startling of these many reports and I'm only bringing you a few, but probably the most startling is in Almaty, masala, calibre, FEMA, Malika unsought. This is a geography book, which shows the journey of different travelers into the different kingdoms of the earth. And in it, it speaks about the journey of Mansa

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Musa,

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a West African Islamic ruler, who in approximately the year 1324, made pilgrimage to Mecca

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and Amir Mansa Musa carried with him 72,000 followers, you imagine this 72,000 people cross the Sahara Desert, they carried so much gold with them, that they change the economy of every country that they reached. When they came into Egypt. Even Amir Haji of the report of of our Oman, he said to them, where did you get this power and authority from? And he said, I come from a lineage of kings in Mali, and my predecessor, Abu Bakar, went into the Atlantic with 2000 ships, and he never returned. These people are known as mandinka. The man day speaking, we say Mandingo in the Americas, the man dingoes. And they crossed from the guinea coast of West Africa, using the currents. And if

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you look at a map, you will see the closeness between the West African coast and Brazil. And the currents go right into it. And a Scandinavian scientist or high adult in the 60s took a boat. And he went across by himself in a boat made of papayas. And he showed that you can get across the Atlantic with a boat made of indigenous African materials. And you don't have to be on the Nina Pinta, and Santa Maria, of Christopher Columbus. Because Columbus, we know was lost.

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And they found him around 1492.

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And so the mandinka Muslims went across and writings were found on the Amazon. All along the Amazon mounds were found with mandinka writing, talking about their journey and how they went along the Amazon into Central America into the southwest of the United States and Leo Weiner. In his book Africa and the discovery of America, another Harvard University scholar came forth with proof to show that these African Muslims came into the United States, and actually were in the southwest. And the mountains in the southwest are showing elephants

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and they said the desert is hot. The birds are numerous.

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Elephants are tired.

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And they went up to Mississippi

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and Leo whiner show that they actually made contact with the native people. And they came in contact with the Algonquin and Iroquois nation.

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And they mixed with the native inhabitants of this part of the world.

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And so the journeys of the Muslims came continued.

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But because they were not able to establish themselves,

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because they were not able to keep the link with the rest of the Muslim world, the link with the knowledge making Islam relevant to the world that they lived in.

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And then the conquest of the Spanish conquistador race, when they came in and destroyed all forms of culture that they found. Because of this, we have no traces of them except for these few writings of the scholars. And now it is being on Earth, the writings in different parts of America.

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And so when you look back at what happened in Andalusia, you're amazed. It's an amazing time. And we need to study that time seriously.

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Because the Muslims had reached the height of power and authority.

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And in Cordoba, and Cordova, Director Zahra, Holly Feldman saw, had built this beautiful city

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and this dazzling

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structures that when the European kings came, they would be dazzled by the sight that they saw in front of them. But the Muslims then went higher to dunya the life of this world came into their hands and then they forgot Allah subhanho wa, taala

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and Quran

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Set in

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tribalism era versus burba versus African versus Persian versus European people starting to look at each other not as believers but as nation groups or tribal groups or color groups are your Amir when Evan but tutor Rahim Allah the travel that goes into Andalusia, he and other travelers they said I have never seen a we have never seen so many meanings in one place. Everybody thinks he's the Amir.

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And one, Amir fights against the other one. And he goes to the Christian Conquistadores and say, You come with me and we fight these Muslim marries that these fundamentalists, we fight these Muslims, they're no good.

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And so they say yes, yes, we will make a treaty with you. And they destroy the other Muslims and they killed the first one.

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And so they conquered the territory. Till the time of 1492 Abu Abdullah, the last ruler in the Vietnam de Granada surrended, he's surrendered with the understanding

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that no Muslim house would be entered into by the Christian forces, that Muslims would be able to continue Juma

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continued their addresses, maintain their culture, maintain their traditions, but they would have to pay taxes to the king and queen.

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And the Christians agreed, and within 20 years, they had destroyed almost all of the masjids. Jessica created the houses, raped the women, and they began the Inquisition.

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And the Inquisition was a time, a terrible time for Muslims, that when you would be questioned, they take a Muslim or a Jew. And they say, Are you a Catholic? And they take you in front of the Inquisitor.

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And if you're strong enough to resist,

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and you say, No, I'm a Muslim, they burn you at the stake.

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And so 500,000 or more Muslims, and Jews, other people refuse to run, had to flee Muslims going back to the lands of Islam, making the hegira to the lands of Muslims, other people who could not escape, and couldn't take the torture, hid their identity, and the Jews were called Moreno's Muslims moriscos. And so these people were the labor force that came across with the Spanish and the Portuguese. And they came into this part of the world in large numbers. And unfortunately, the history books do not tell us of the presence of Muslims. You think Muslims came only recently.

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They want to call you an alien or a new immigrant. But actually we came across before Columbus and then we came along with the Spanish and the Portuguese.

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And the records clearly show

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that Columbus himself when he travelled into the Caribbean,

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and he was off the island of Jamaica.

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He found the ship in his racquets. The ship was 40 feet long, with a diameter of eight feet, had a shaded pavilion in the center. And from a distance Columbus thought it was like what they call Morris galleys. The Muslim boats they used to see in the Mediterranean. And when they came close, they found approximately 40 men and women. And unlike the Jamaican Indians, the men were wearing the sleeveless shirts with different colors and designs like the Muslims used to wear and the women had veils across their faces. Columbus reported this.

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His son Ferdinand also spoke about black people that they found all over the Caribbean. These are called Black Caribs.

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And there's a struggle going down right now for their identity to be recognized by Caribbean people. They found them in Honduras. They found them in Panama, all throughout the Caribbean. And these people more than likely were the descendants of the early mandinka. Muslims who came across from West Africa. They call themselves now Garifuna, the Garifuna people, and you find them in Dominica, the island of Dominica and St. Vincent, in Belize, all along the Caribbean coastline of Central America and Alhamdulillah. Many of them are now entering into Islam.

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In 1527, again, the Muslims working for the Spanish

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as an mordi, a Moroccan Berber

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was a great Explorer.

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And it is reported that our group was sent out from Florida

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from Florida. And we aren't even taught this in the history books. Our group was sent out 300 Spaniards, which included this Muslim, and they went from Florida to the west coast. And back to Texas. Only three people along with as in Morty survived the rest were killed by the natives. And it is reported that he was the first person first explorer to enter into the Pueblo Indian villages. But they wipe him out of the history book. And he was the one that led the countries to dornase across to help them understand what actually existed in the southwest. They also when they tell you the founding of this country, they tell you about Jamestown.

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And you think that the country was founded with the British in Jamestown, but we know that the Conquistador days the Spanish were here before the British and they established St. Elena in South Carolina 1566. And it was overrun by the British. And records are now showing that there were hundreds of these Muslim moriscos who were living in St. Alina. And instead of submitting to the British, they went into the interior. And they mixed with the native people, all in the Carolina areas intermarried with the people and they settled into the interior. In 1586 to English pirate, Sir Francis Drake commanded 30 English ships, and they made a daring raid on Brazil. And they

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liberated 400 Portuguese and Spanish prisoners. Amongst them as reported that 300 or more were Muslims moriscos Francis Drake carry carry these ships to America. And history also tells us that 200 of these people were left on the shore and the British citizens wanted to return. They were tired of America, they wanted to return they went with Francis Drake and these people landed in America went up into the mountains. And they met the other the other ones. These moriscos are now they are called Malaysians.

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And they met this other group. And they settled and they intermingled with the native populations living in the Carolinas living in Georgia.

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All in the interior area. And they call themselves Portuguese. Anytime you see them, they will call themself Portuguese. We used to say Geechee so if you have you Afro American part of my family, maybe many people, you have somebody in the family say you light skinned Geechee, okay, it's like, this is a group of people that was known that's known in America, especially in the south. They're known, but where did they come from? a startling our research just done within the last few years by Brett Kennedy, who was one of these Malaysians. He found out he had this disease sarcoidosis,

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a terrible disease. And when he checked out this disease, he found out that the only people who have this disease are the people who live along the Mediterranean, the Spanish the Portuguese Sicilians

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Moroccans, Libyans Turkish, these are the people who have this disease, and they checked it genetically to these groups. And so when he checked out history more, and he was given a grant to check out history, he found out that in the mid 1600s, there were people living amongst the po hattons and related tribes of Eastern Virginia and North Carolina, who were described as dark like Indians, but called Portuguese. The similar people in South Carolina called themselves Turks. The early 17th century po Hatton Indian description of Heaven is nearly word for word, like the description found in the Quran itself.

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in 1784, Tennessee governor john Sylvia records an encounter with people in the western North Carolina with dark skin reddish brown complexions they were supposed to be of Morris descent, he said of Moorish descent.

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In Eastern Tennessee in the late 1700s, Jonathan Swift and English men, married a Malaysian woman

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and utilized Malaysian men in his own silver mining operation. And his dark skinned companions were known as Mecca Indians.

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And when they described these people they described they said these people were really good with silver crafts. They were crafted

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This is what coming out of Spain. The Muslims were the crafts, artisans. They were really good artisans. And they said they used to fall down in prayer on the ground a number of times during the day facing east. This is in America. And Quran had been found information has been found. It's being unearthed to show the presence of these people. And so, to come to a conclusion, what is now coming to the surface is that anybody coming from the south eastern part of the United States, whether you consider yourself white, black, Portuguese, Geechee, mixed, Indian, whatever you think you are, that if your name if your last name. There's a lot of names, but the most famous ones, if your last name

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is Adams, Adkins, Bell, Bennett, Berry, bowling, chavis, Coleman, Collins, Gibson, go ins Hall, Jackson, low pace, more.

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Mullins, Nash, Robinson, Sexton and Williams. If you have any one of those names, then more than likely, you're Malaysian. This is crucial information. This is white Americans two.

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So what that means is that these people are tied into Muslims, that in their background are moriscos Malaysians coming out of Spain, hiding their identity and becoming part of America. And proof has come to us that Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was a Malaysian that is definite.

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And so you may be saying the President of the United States was a Muslim, or you got a Muslim family, Abraham Lincoln.

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This is critical information, which is now being put together and coming to the light.

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In the slavery period,

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especially when the British then began to bring slaves in. They tried first with the poor white working class that didn't work. Because they saw themselves as the master. They tried with the native people that didn't work either, because this was their land, so they would die, sit there and die, or they run away.

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Then they went to Africa, trying to isolate the people whose territory was similar to the territory of the coastline. We had physical strength at good agricultural skills. Well, they could isolate and then by making color codes, could make slavery into a color issue. And then brought them into the United States, really as captured prisoners of war slave slave is the wrong terminology, really a captured prisoners of war. But actually they say, we are realizing now through documented research, that over 30%

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of the slaves of the captured prisoners of war coming into the United States were Muslims.

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They brought with them the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah.

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Quran are now being unearthed, written by the slaves during that period. Solid bill Ali, Bill Ali, Mohammed Are you even Sulaiman Abdul Rahman. And a number of names you will find being recorded, and the narratives now coming to the surface

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of this period of history and the position of the the the the Muslims who led revolts all over the Americas. And we don't have time tonight, but in Suriname, in Jamaica, in Haiti, in Trinidad, in many parts of the Caribbean, the Muslims led slave revolts.

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In Jamaica, they were passing around a document in Arabic, calling for jihad in Arabic, and after that, in 1834, a slave revolt broke out in the parish or the province or state of Manchester.

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But father was separated from Mother.

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It was prohibited to fast in the month of Ramadan. In most cases, if they found you

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praying or fasting or speaking Arabic. They kill you, they torture you and kill you publicly. The names were taken away. The culture was taken away. But there are many families who have a relative who remember something Something was there that they weren't Christians. There's something different about their society, and it passed down so we find in the 30s in the in the early part of the 20th century.

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Most of the leaders of the pro Islamic groups, those groups coming up, either practicing Islam or some version of Islam, most of the leaders came from Georgia or the Carolinas, right out of the same area that the Muslims were located in, in large numbers.

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Economic migration,

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Muslims came from the Ottoman Empire. And so we find 19th 20th century presence of Muslims from Turkey, Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Lebanon, Syria, coming out of the Ottoman Empire, and settling in the interior of America, along with the settlers, forming part of America.

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But because Muslims were not able to establish Islam, to make it relevant to the situation they are living in, in actuality, they couldn't pass it down. So now all you have left in most cases is just the town. Quran, Louisiana, Mecca, California. We went to Mecca, California, and we found

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beautiful dates, like the dates of Iraq, dates of Medina, beautiful day to town was called Mecca California. Houses look like they were built by Muslim where the Muslims, they've gone.

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all over America, this places like this.

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But when we become weakened our faith,

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we cannot establish the deen properly and make it relevant. Then Mohammed becomes Mo.

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B allow becomes Billy

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yahia becomes Johnny.

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Names get lost next generation. He knows his father as Billy

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doesn't know what Bilbao means.

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So he relates as his name Johnny, whatever it is,

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and gets lost in the melting pot of America.

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And so our communities are growing

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and Alhamdulillah in the past 30 years, Islam has grown with leaps and bounds in the Americans.

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By the year 2000 inshallah, we would be clearly the second largest faith group in North America, if you separate the Christians to Catholics and Protestant will be the largest.

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And in terms of our numbers Alhamdulillah we have a lot of babies practicing the Sunnah.

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We have people coming into Islam Alhamdulillah. By sheer numbers alone, if we practice our Islam and hold on to the rope, that we would be a significant force in the Americas.

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But the new strategy with Muslims is not just divide and conquer that's being used against us. But the new strategy is also confuse and conquer.

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Bring a form of Islam.

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You hear the name you hear salaam aleikum, but the things they're doing is so foreign from the message, you get confused. You don't know which way to go. You don't know what religion that they're really talking about. In the name of Islam, and so confused and conquer.

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Also, in the Islamic centers, neutralize the leadership.

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Muslims fighting each other over trivial issues, ego personalities, leadership fixed in stone to such an extent, you can't change the leadership unless you have a coup d'etat.

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And they end up in court fighting each other asking the disbeliever Can you make judgment between us? Can you make a judgment between us and the disbeliever looks at these people you crazy, but I'll take your money. The lawyers love the money and they take it and this is happening all over the place, having building structures, but no life inside of it. Have the name of Muslims, but no relevant, dour. No spreading of the message. You eat halau food, you drink halau drinks. You're Muslim inside of your house. But when we come out in the street, we shed our Islam and become part of American society. Not that we should leave American society. But we should be part of American

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society clearly as Muslims, that the society would have alternatives to the situations that we are facing.

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So in a nutshell, I want to look at some of these problems.

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Some of the challenges we are facing

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is our respect

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and our spread of pure Islamic knowledge. It is crucial for us now, all Muslims, to go back to authentic sources, that when we are making our judgments, when we are dealing islamically, we should try the best that we can to be using the Quran, the Sunnah, the sayings of the scholars as a basis of how we are functioning, to give us the consciousness to make the decisions in the things that we are doing. There's a problem that I call Islam versus culture,

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that sometimes the culture of the people, whether it be outside of America, or American culture, clashes with Islam. And many of us learned Islam from our parents. And so we say, well, that's what they do. In our country.

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We pray like this, or we, we we don't marry those people over there because we live in the mountains, they live down by the river, we don't marry those people. You can't marry them. You know, a sister came to me. And she said, I am from what is called the Osheroff, the Sharif people, they're the noble people, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And it's all Muslims, we say Allahumma salli, ala Muhammad, Allah, Allah Muhammad, we send peace and blessings to Muhammad and his family. That is the duty of a Muslim to do every time you pray.

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But there's a concept going around amongst us that divides us into groups or casts. The sister asked me in all sincerity, that I am a girl who was supposed to be Sharif. And is it permissible for a Sharif girl to marry a common Muslim?

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That's what she asked me.

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So I said wait a minute, are we Hindus or Muslims? The Hindus have the Brahmins, upper caste, they have other different castes. shudra untouchable people. So is this a caste? Or is this Islam? So what is stopping you when Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the economic commander lie at home,

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that the most beloved to Allah is the one that got the taqwa. Not the blood in your veins, because of Hashimi blood

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was enough then Abu lahab in your current about your Darby lobue, what up? The father of the flames was hashey meek with the best of the Bloods, and he's burning in hellfire. And Allah subhanaw taala put his punishment in the Quran. And his blood couldn't help him.

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So we have to come off this understanding these these things that divide us, one group and another group. And in each country, you can go country to country.

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And in America, you you might not know that some of the brothers and sisters, we got our own problem.

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We got our problem a southern brother or northern city boy, country boy, we were overseas fighting with each other because these brothers are the city slickers and other brothers from the south. Man. Y'all are too slow. You don't think right? The southern brothers were stable firm. You people are too flighty man. You're just out in space.

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And so the clash came, we got our own problems here that we got to drop amongst ourselves.

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Culture.

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Recently, a family came to me, this is a reality situation. They came and they said that we're going to get married, we wanted to marry our daughter and this man. He came in, he wanted to marry our daughter and he went to a magician.

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You start talking about magic around Muslims and everybody's eyes get big.

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Talk about jimny going inside and we got to take it out.

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Okay, so he went to the magician. And the magician says, Okay, I'll, I'll get you married. And this is a true story. The names are being protected.

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Like to protect the innocent, as they used to say the names will not be said. They went to the magician. And he he cut out the heart of a goat.

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And he wrapped it up with the girls clothing

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and a scarf. And he buried it in a Christian graveyard. I was up in that was a big lie on where his mind was that buried stuff in the graveyard did all kinds of things and the fullest Muslim. They believed in this stuff. They believed in it.

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And then when he came the family said brother Abdullah, we couldn't do anything. He came in with the magician. And then he said, I want to marry your daughter. What do you say? And they said our eyes were glued. All we can say is Yes we do. Yes Take our daughter

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the Muslim brother opens a restaurant

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And in January, his business goes down. And he comes in. He said, Brother Abdullah, they put the genie they went to the magician. And he made a spell and he sent it across the ocean, and they're on my restaurant. Take them off, brother. So I went in the middle of the restaurant, I said, there's a jindee in this place, come and get me right now. And the brother ran.

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Nothing came. I said, Brother, it's, it's it's January, man, the people out there, they just finished Christmas. They don't have any money, man, so they're not coming to your restaurant. It's not the jimny that's on top of you. Okay, and I'm not saying to say the gym did not exist, they do exist. But in most cases, it's superstition.

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It's the fear of the evil forces that we're so afraid of, instead of being afraid of Allah subhanaw taala, the Sahaba were afraid of nobody, and nothing but Allah and that is why Allah gave them victory, and established Islam.

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tribalism and nationalism.

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To an insane extent moving amongst ourselves. We got to do something about this seriously, look into ourselves and maybe it's a blessing being in America. Because here they're going to try to melt you down. You live with everybody else. Your culture is in trouble. But if your culture the part that's an Islamic, leave it keep the Islamic part.

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Stay stand by your principles of Islam.

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Too many times in our communities, the leaders are oppresses.

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Women are marginalized, taken out of Islamic activities, and brothers and I'm sorry for being so straightforward. I spend so much time fighting a war to get the sisters not to be involved in Islamic activity. I don't know what religion you talking about.

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The first person to accept Islam was a woman. Khadija read the law on her and she confirmed Islam.

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The first person to die Shaheed for Islam sumiya wrote the law. The second most Hadith is reported by a woman Isha radi Allahu Allah. And you can go on and see what is happening with the position of women in terms of Islam.

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So, what is the sense of marginalizing women in our activities? Yes, we do not want to have the total empty lot mixing up and confusion going on in non Muslim society. But in the prophets, Masjid, women were in the masjid. That is the authentic Masjid of the Prophet Lisa to Islam. That's the authentic Masjid. Okay. I'm gonna talk to you straight brothers. You want Sunnah? Okay, but you use part of the Hadith. You don't use the whole heartedly we're talking about the other day. They say okay, sister, your home is better for you. What are you to her now head on La Honda. That's true.

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But what about the first part of the Hadith? The Prophet peace be upon him said last time not only sir acumen massage it What brought you to hoonah Hayden lafonda Oh, comma, Colorado's now don't prohibit women from coming to the masjid. But they are home are better for them.

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And if there is a fitna, yes, if there is trial, if there is a temptation, if there is danger in the street, then it is the right of the Imam to ask the women to stay home to protect themselves. But when you're living in a situation the sister comes to me is that brother Abdullah, can I go to the masjid? I said, sister, do you go to the plaza?

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Yes, I go to the plaza, and some kind of brothers in the plaza with the sister. It's also prayer. Both people got to pray.

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She stays in the plaza with shaytaan. And he goes to the house of Allah. What is this?

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Why can't you pray in the masjid. Make a section for the sisters in the masjid. Look at the Hadith really in truth. And you will find that women came out to the masters of the provenance artisanal

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youth not being involved in our activities. The youth need to be involved not only in lip service,

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but need to be involved in the leadership.

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Because some of the decisions that we need to make the youth have a feel for what is going on in this society that the older generation does not have. And this younger generation coming up here, they got another understand that I'm telling you

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and those of you who send your children to public school, you take one day off and sit in the class with your child and you're going to be shocked at what you see.

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They have another understanding and another struggle that they're going through and so they should be included in the leadership.

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When you look at the properties up to slam you will find about the little humps five Abdullah. He's like, do I even have bass, even Obama Obama even the most rude. You find these are Abdullah he's in the leadership, Ali Ibn Abi taalib calm Allahu wa sallam Ebony's aid for the long run. You will find youth involved in the leadership.

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And so we need to include the youth in our leadership.

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Also the danger of extremism.

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We need hikma and hikma in Islam is what are Shay FEMA, Holly, putting things in the proper perspective.

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That's all it basically is in language. And it comes from your intelligence, from your understanding of Quran, applying it to the situation. This is what we need now wisdom, the wisdom to understand how to apply Islam to this environment, this country is affecting all of the Muslim countries. It's affecting all of the Muslim countries. If the people in this country can truly understand what Islam is, then we can influence the whole world from this point, if it is done properly. But if we fight over petty issues, and bicker

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amongst ourselves, then the people here will never follow us. They will not follow us. And maybe if Allah subhanaw taala gives them the message without us as he promised. He could raise up people who love Allah. He loves them are deleted, meaning they are humble with the believers and they are powerful in front of the disbelievers. And they're not ashamed of anybody blaming them about anything. They will stand up. That is the promise of Allah.

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And so we need to look seriously at ourselves.

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Two years ago, I don't know what came out of this. a Buddhist monk

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in Japan accepted Islam.

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And when a leader accepts Islam in that part of the world, all of his followers go with him. Whenever the leaders do they move in Jamaat.

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They had to put this brother underground.

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Islam is the second largest religion in Japan. If the Japanese accept Islam,

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they're going to turn us around. As my brother has said, we won't be late for any meetings at the Japanese are in charge of us. We're going to be on time

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not Ah, Florida time or colored people's time or Muslim time shot of a on what it is you're going to call it. This funny kind of time, we were late and I'm talking to myself to the Japanese will get us together.

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And so we expect to help Allah subhanaw taala and we need to try to do something with ourselves. Because Allah has clearly told us

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in Allah Allah you to be Coleman Hata yoga you must be unfussy him, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves. He will not change our condition. And so our hearts we got to start inside. I found this out in Ramadan. We formed a big

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gathering of all the leaders Ramadan was coming and instead of saying a month of Ramadan, Mashallah we said Oh no. another month man to EADS. You have the same problem here

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to EADS and Ramadan. What is this man? Everybody's angry because Ramadan is coming?

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Okay, so we found the meeting, we sat down, and we said is the problem if the laffel mattala is a difference in the horizons? No. The problem really was if the lava loop, it was the difference in the hearts. That's what the real problem is. People are hiding behind

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hiding behind this school of thought. When the folk Aha, Emma of Islam with teachers and students of each other, they will not like different religions. And the fit is easy. If you sit down and come to a decision we make it difficult.

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And so we need to clear up our hearts jealousy has sad it's in US somebody makes progress. Other people stop feeling jealous. What take it away from participants Yakumo hazard. Beware of hazard jealousy, in Al hasakah sanity katakolon lol hottap jealousy

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Eat up your good deeds like a fire eats up firewood

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Kibriya to cupboard arrogance and pride.

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If you're proud of your body, are proud of something physical about yourself, Allah subhanaw taala can change you in a minute, can bring you low in an accident or disease or take your life. We need to be humble and remember where we came from, and where we are returning to

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re are doing things to show off to be seen by other people.

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Not focusing clearly on Allah subhanaw taala

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need to repair our relationships, the leaders in Islamic history, from the time of the Prophet peace upon them on were the servants of the community. When the Prophet came into the room, they stood up he said sit down. Could you imagine this don't stand up for me. What is our leaders now?

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in the Muslim world, if the leader wants to go from his office to another office, to police a line in the streets, five hours before he leaves

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you can only see him on television. They're afraid of the people. There's something wrong. They said when the Prophet peace be upon him. They said that when people heard about him, his reputation,

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they tremble but when they came near him, they never wanted to leave him.

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When they came into Medina, they looked at the halaqa the circle they said Which one of you is Rasool Allah says they couldn't tell he wasn't on a throne.

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A simple person. Don't follow me worship Allah. don't worship me. Don't, don't, don't be following me or like worship. If you really want to follow me, follow my son. But don't make a God out of me. Don't go to the extremes. In your understanding of me as the Messenger of Allah. They start with

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the leadership, including the husband and the wife. If we are a mirror of our house, the man is the leader that means he has leadership but not dictatorship

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needs to take shorter consultation with his wife.

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Because the Prophet peace upon him set laptop, the makuu vmrc Seattle Holic there is no obeying the creation. And the creation disobeys Allah, you don't have to obey them. That is the reality.

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And so our leadership is based upon our submission to Allah, not on how much we terrorize people, or we got money or some physical attribute.

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And so I humbly bring forward to you tonight that we are at a crossroads. Allah has given us potential realities, has given us the truth in our hands. It only needs people now who are prepared to take this message to drop tribal differences, jealousy, arrogance, separating each other based on school of thought or an Islamic movement or on your organization, whatever it may be, come forward clearly

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and join hands with the believers. If we do not do this, then I fear for myself and I fear for you. And I leave you with a Hadith of the Prophet is up to Salaam. We are telling us how much he had he oma tomar Houma ley de La Hoya de boonville, aka Abu hanifa dunya al fitna was allowable, while

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this mighty nation is one that has mercy on it. Its punishment is not in the next life. The punishment is in this life, fitna trials, tribulations, temptations, earthquakes, natural catastrophes, and you would be killed, you'd be murdered.

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That's a purification process that we are going through now. May Allah help us and unite us as believers and help us to humble ourselves only to him

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and to be kind and gentle with each other, and strong in the face of disbelief, or colloquially how that was stopped for lolly walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Allah here will now open the floor to questions. We have half an hour. I'm sure there must be a lot of questions. It was very interesting lecture. So

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please feel free to stand up and address

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Your questions?

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You have any paper case the system wants to write it down? Yes, brother.

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Yep.

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The, it appears that the Malaysian people forced into the interior. First day they do they, they were forced to change the name to Portuguese names. So some of them are Portuguese base names, go ins and names like this. And they were also mixed with the native population. And with the other the British, French people, the other people, some of them mixed. And so they became all mixed up. But these are the names now that they're tracing through the lineages to the Malaysians in the southeastern part of the United States. And Brett Kennedy has a book called The Malaysians. And that book is actually on sale. If anybody's interested in the book.

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It is called the Malaysians at MELUNGO ns the resurrection of a proud people.

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And it's published by Mercer University Press 1994 that's in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia.

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You can get the book and it's an amazing book and the work that is being done the melanesians the resurrection of a proud people by Brent Kennedy

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where there was brothers and when I gave this talk in in New York City and in parts of the city and other places brothers stood up and said my name is Gordon Smith.

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And you know and one of them said his wife has got the disease and she's a Muslim and then family is definitely challenging family.

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So this this is a very important discovery for us in terms of our giving data to the people living here in America.

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floor is open now for questions sisters is also permissible if you'd ask a question if you want to

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yes both

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Milan gene is MELUNG o n s

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Milan engines

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and if anybody wants to get that information you can

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get up here afterwards also. Yes probably

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think of some

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American Yeah, this is by Barry fell f e Ll difficult. Very difficult.

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Yeah.

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So what you have to do you have to access one of the real big libraries like University of Toronto library is a massive library. So you gotta you gotta access like a Columbia University or I don't know Indiana, Florida here which which university would be the biggest library?

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Here in this university?

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Right in Orangeville Yeah. Okay, get the one that has a real big library. Otherwise you can maybe you can get it through the arm. You can you can you can apply for it. You know, to the library system.

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Berry fell FLL saga America. He has another book called America BC. But the one that interests us as Muslims is saga America. It's an amazing fight.

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The other Leo whiner

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Yeah, yeah.

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I'm not sure I don't know about that.

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Leo, Wiener, Africa and the discovery of America. Another book difficult to find because what they do is liquidate the books, man. are the ones that like are against their scholarship. I've Advanced Search and he has done some good work from Rutgers University.

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His his books are pretty good, too. He's balanced. He's not a insane Afro centric.

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If you know what I'm talking about, but Dr. Ben and now he's not like that, man. It's not like that.

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Ivan Van sertoma

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van Surma s er ti Ma. African presence in early America.

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Now he's out to lunch man. So the

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floor is open for any questions.

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Everybody's hungry.

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The food is here. I think floor is open.

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Okay, number one. I'm originally from America from Boston, but I live in Canada. So I use that as

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My first excuse

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to really because this is really kind of a confusing issue, because there's so many things involved in it at once. Okay. But

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I think from an Islamic point of view, really,

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Minister Farrakhan, although he has the ability to express himself, clearer than almost anybody I've ever heard in English language. But whenever he speaks about Islam, it's totally confusing.

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It's confusing, because at some points, it appears like, you know, he's saying he's a Muslim. Other points, it appears like he's following what is known as the first resurrection of Elijah Muhammad. And that we know, is clearly saying that allows a man to be law, and that Elijah Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and that we have gone past that stage now into the light of true Islam. And there's no need to go back into that. That was a face, there's no need to go back into it. But it appears from what he's saying that that's really what his position is. And so based upon that, it is very difficult for a Muslim, to be really supporting somebody like that it'd be like supporting the

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job, like, you know, the Antichrist, like, or a false prophet, or something like that, really, you know, the other the other. But what is confusing is that there really is a need for some of these issues facing the African American community to come to the open. And the problem of African American men is a great problem in terms of the pressure being put on by the society, and the genocide, that is clearly going on, look at the prison system, look at drugs, look at what's going on in America is a definite genocide, and so on the issue is an important issue that Muslims need to address. I think, you know, what is what has come forward

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from the leadership

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of most of the Muslim groups that I know of the leadership position, basically, is not really to support openly

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the demonstration, but at the same time, we're not bashing it. We're not going on TV and talking against people because that's what the system wants. They want people to be fighting each other publicly and a lot of confusion like that. So really, I mean, I couldn't tell you to support something, you know, with the presence of a man who said a lot of the men can do it.

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Yeah.

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Well, Minister Farrakhan, actually, those who know him is okay, the question is, what is the Muslim duty concerning Minister Farrakhan

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and those those who know him, know that he is a highly intelligent person, and he is a well read person. And actually, you may be surprised to know that between 19 after Elijah Muhammad died to around 19 7075, so around 7677 he had entered Islam. He made Hajj to Mecca, Robert Tuttle Harlem Islami, Dr. Abdullah Nazif personally came to Chicago, brought him to Mecca. He made the Hajj. He sat with Muhammad kutub and other scholars in Mecca and other paths. People have come to him imaams Raj, Raj knows him personally used to be as Minister has gone to him personally. But Abdul Malik was in Orlando was very close to him and knew him personally spent time with him personally. But the

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reality is he's making a choice man. And like you can't force anybody like UCLA hoffa Dean, but to be in a rush to mental lay, there is no compulsion in religion, truth stands clear from false it. So the message has been given to him very clearly. We will but we cannot say we don't ask Allah to guide him. Because the Prophet peace upon him prayed, even for Abu Jamal, and he prayed for Omar Abdullah hottub, who was at one point the enemy of Islam, he prayed for them to come into the faith to strengthen Islam. So you can pray for the man

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and try to give him the message and maybe allow inshallah will open his heart. But in the present condition, we have to stand for the truth and he is a man we are all people we die. And when we die, then our message is gone. But Islam will stay. So I I want to look at the whole thing in a positive way.

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If African Americans and Spanish Americans and Native Americans, you know are introduced to Islam by this,

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then eventually the truth has to come. If they see Islam as a positive force, then eventually inshallah live we do our job, the truth will come because Islam is going to stay and people will go. So we have to try to be positive and upbeat and not feel depressed. Look at it positively. Really what is happening is inshallah it'll it will eventually be a victory for Islam

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inshallah

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If an Islamic conflict, and you have to go to the court to solve it, non Muslim judge, do you have any other ways to solve the conflict? Now,

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this is a very difficult situation because we are not in a Muslim country. And so therefore, really, you cannot establish an Islamic court properly, unless you have authority in the land, you have to have Sultan, if you don't have Sultan, you cannot really establish an Islamic court and make the who dude, the punishments of Islam unless you really have power in the land. So we are in a weak position in this part of the world, in terms of law. But what we try to do, what we are trying to do is to have a council of Imams, or have councils where all the masjids are involved in the council. And then people in the community can raise their problems to the council and make a Islamic

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tribunal. And we try to solve some of the problems within our own community. We in Toronto, we have we have a serious problem too in a Masjid people are in court in Toronto has bigger than the one you got.

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So this is a problem all over the place. And, you know, we have to try as best as we can, you know, to be humble with each other and with Islamic sources and to try to solve it amongst ourselves.

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It says if the Islamic religion was the global global religion during the Dark Ages, then why does history not recorded? Why are young people not taught these things in history class, because history and this part of the world we used to call it His story

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is not my story.

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History is taught and what they call a Eurocentric point of view. What that means is that your educational system, even in the university here, your educational system focuses on Europe, Greenwich Mean Time, in London, not in Timbuktu, West Africa, is in London, Middle East, middle, from where Far East far from where you understand what I'm saying.

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So therefore, it is a Eurocentric point of view. And we need to have what we could call Mecca centric,

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that our history is centered on our faith, and it goes out from Mecca.

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So the way they write history, and I used to ask this question, as a young child, Christopher Columbus discovers America, he comes to the shore, look at the picture of Chris, he comes on shore and the people are standing there.

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And he talks to them in Spanish and saying, I conquer you, I control you. And they probably say cool down and drink some water.

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And they brought him on shore, cooled him out. And then he said to destroy them.

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Okay, but the history books that Christopher Columbus discovered America and the people are standing there. That's intellectual genocide. You destroy people, that is what has happened in the West in order to justify the system of oppression and racism established over the past 400 years. That is what we are we are recognizing in this part of the world. And so people, we have to rewrite history and tell it from our point of view, Christopher Columbus was discovered in 1492. You understand that sentence, he was discovered, because he was lost. He didn't know where he was. And when he got back to Spain, he couldn't describe properly where he had been.

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That is the reality.

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Okay, some of these questions are a little bit off the topic. A little bit off the topic. I want to stay sort of close to the topic that we're dealing with.

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How do you recognize and then address

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when culture classes clashes with Islam, that is done by understanding the sources of Islam by being able to go back to the pure sources of Islam, understand Islam from Quran and Sunnah. Right from the righteous scholars in the early generations. If you can understand Islam from that point of view, then you can look at your culture and see if your practice is a Hindu practice or Christian practice or a Jewish practice or some other kind of practice.

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Then you can tell but if you just base your Islam on what was done in your country, then it this is where the confusion is. So you go back to the sources, then you will be able to tell and distinguish between what is Islam and what is not.

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What does this and see a Muslim, are do when the community he lives in is divided. And he is not agreeing with any of the both camps.

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What should a Muslim do in in one tradition

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as part of the tradition, it's said

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We should follow the Amir follow your leadership.

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And if there's no Amir, there is no leaders, then go away from all of the groups and hang on to your faith until Allah takes your life. That is an extreme position. But really, I think that we have to try to work with the communities try to be positive and support proper leadership support the people who are standing up for the issue according to the Quran and Sunnah in the proper way.

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If not, then we have to form the type of communities where this disunity does not exist. Okay, and each situation has got its own specifics to it. Each place they did, there's no straight answer to it. And this is one of the fitness that we are living in that in many cases, it's like a gray area and it's hard sometimes to distinguish between one side or another.

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It says Is it a sin to miss your Sunnah prayers. Okay, this is a little bit off the topic. But you know, you should try to do your Sunnah as much as possible all your Salah, especially totowa that sooner that the province Assam did constantly, you should try to do it but it is not founded. It is not something you'll be punished by Allah subhanaw taala for if you if you miss because it's not fun.

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Okay, in terms of the family situation, we had a forum yesterday dealing with the Muslim family, and it was a workshop, an interactive workshop, and one of the brothers has, has taped it. So I want to ask if it's possible for the brother inshallah, to through the MSA here in two minutes. If we can get this tape available, then I would give me permission in terms of just send me a copy but I give you permission to you know, sell it for you know for the give it out whatever you want to do. But let people get to the tape to get the information. Also, we're asking the brothers and sisters of Mina and and the MSA to also take the information points because the people brought up what are the

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problems facing youth and families husband and wife and then we brought some practical solutions to the problem. We want to bring this out and to make a position paper on the family that came out of the workshop inshallah.

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Pride what is the difference between pride and dignity? dignity is when in English if you're proud of your origins, it means that you're not ashamed.

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It means that you say this is where I am. You're not ashamed of your color. You're not ashamed of your your appearance, you're not ashamed of your language, you know, shamed your family, you know, ashamed of your religion. Okay, that's proud in the sense of that's dignity in a sense, this is like your dignified, but pride and to cupboard. And the arrogance that I'm talking about, is when you look down on other people, based upon how Allah created you based on some of this material, artificial means you're looking down on everybody else you think you're better than everybody else based upon these things that is the the Kibriya to kaboom type of thing that I was talking about in

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that area. So I would like to conclude by saying that if anything was offensive to you, then I asked a lot to forgive me if you've learned anything and that is from Allah subhanaw taala not from me. And I am so particular who become deconditioned Allah Allah Island and the stock Fukuda to blue lake Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim will ask interland Sara Luffy host Illallah Deena amanu Romulus Ali Ha. what's possible Huck but to also be sub was a lot a lot to say that Mohammed Ali he was a big main one hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salaam Alaikum.

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cifa is an Arabic word zero.

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The number system we count is the Arabic numeral system. The basis of the computer age was started by Muslims. algebra is from Java, this is an Arabic word. And you can go on into trigonometry, trigonometry, calculus, many of the disciplines and you will find that the Muslims will actually want to lay the foundation for this civilization alchimia alchemy chemistry.

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We lead the world in that area. Astronomy Maps of visible stars, correcting the sun and moon tables, the first use of the pendulum

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to measure tables, the first to build observatories, predicted sunspots, eclipses and the appearance of comets.

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optics leading the world

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medicine

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cardoon fifth tip, the law of medicine,

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being used by Europe up until the 17th 18th century.

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And we can continue on and on and on and show the great advancements made by Muslims in all disciplines,

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and especially our ability to map the world, our natural ability to think about direction every time we make salaat, we think about direction. And so it was a natural thing for Muslims to go out. And Allah subhanaw taala has told us traveling the earth, see what became of those who came before you.

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And so we went into the Pacific, and a Harvard University study done by a man named Barry fell. It's called saga America, which you may be able to get in your library. Although historians have waged war against his work, to the point where you had to put it underground.

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He was a person who translate different languages. And so they found the writings of many different peoples

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in America, in pictographs, they found in caves. They found it in different rocks, different parts of America, and a type of scribbling which they thought was the scribbling of the native people buried fell in his team came to find out that it was actually the combination of an ancient Libyan script, and Kufa Arabic.

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He took this proof to Benghazi, Libya, Tripoli, Libya, and he brought scholars, UNESCO scholars, Arabic speaking scholars to America to investigate the information and startling proof of Islamic presence in the southwest. In California came to light.

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They found an engraving in Nevada, in a bedrock, huge bedrock saying is smola, the name of Allah. They found the seventh century cool thick, writing on the boundary peak, and the border of Nevada and California saying shaytan is the fountain of lies.

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They found Mohammed Nabila, Lisa to Salaam.

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They found this, this writing all over the Southwest. And they realized that the native people, especially the rock dwelling people,

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who made this structures built into the side of mountains, that the configuration of their houses is the same configuration, as the bedrooms as the people living in southern Algeria, and Libya and Morocco.

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They found the clothing designs and the clothing, tattoos on the faces. A number of cultural realities of the people living in the southwest were the same as Muslims living in North Africa. And they found a map, an eighth century map, and that is where they found a little hop. And the map showed the Hudson Bay. It showed Panama. It's clearly showed that Muslims came across and actually mapping the United States Mexico, down into Central America.

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on the eastern side,

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proof has come to us through Elon Musk Rudy,

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a famous geographer in rural Georgia hub, written approximately 956 ad, where he spoke of the journey of a man named hush hos inside who came into went into the sea of darkness the Atlantic and came back with a treasure and everybody in Andalusia knew about the journey of hush cos is what must Rudy writes in his book, which is still in the library,

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Al idrisi in the 10th in the 12th century, and his geography book, wrote about the Divi journey of Mahadeva. These seafaring North African andalusians, who went into the ocean and found a set of islands went to another set were captured blindfolded, and the king on the islands spoke to them through an interpreter who spoke Arabic. This is in the 12th century. And he told them about their position, and about how long it would take to get back home. The most startling of these many reports and I'm only bringing you a few, but probably the most startling is in Allah Romani, masala, abre, female medical unsought. This is a geography book, which shows the journey of different

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travelers into the different kingdoms of the earth. And in it, it speaks about the journey of Mansa Musa,

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a West African Islamic ruler, who in proximately, the year 1324 made pilgrimage to Mecca

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and Amir Mansa Musa carried with him

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72,000 followers, you imagine this 72,000 people cross the Sahara Desert. They carried so much gold with them, that they changed the economy of every country that they reached. When they came into Egypt, even Amir Haji have the report of of our Omari set him, Where did you get this power and authority from? And he said, I come from a lineage of kings in Mali, and my predecessor, Abu Bakar, went into the Atlantic with 2000 ships, and he never returned. These people are known as mandinka. The mandate speaking, we say Mandingo in the Americas, the men dingoes, and they crossed from the guinea coast of West Africa, using the currents. And if you look at a map, you will see the

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closeness between the West African coast and Brazil and the current score right into it. And a Scandinavian scientist or high adult in the 60s, took a boat. And he went across by himself in a boat made of pirates. And he showed that you can get across the Atlantic with a boat made of indigenous African materials. And you don't have to be on the Nina Pinta, and Santa Maria have Christopher Columbus because Columbus we know was lost.

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And they found him around 1492.

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And so the mandinka Muslims went across and writings were found on the Amazon. All along the Amazon mounds were found with mandinka writing, talking about their journey, and how they went along the Amazon into Central America, into the southwest of the United States and Leo Weiner. In his book, Africa and the discovery of America, another Harvard University scholar came forth with proof to show that these African Muslims came into the United States. And actually, we're in the southwest. And the mounds in the southwest are showing elephants.

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And they said the desert is hot, the birds are numerous.

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Elephants are tired.

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And they went up to Mississippi.

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And Leo whiteness showed that they actually made contact with the native people. And they came in contact with the Algonquin and Iroquois nation.

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And they mixed with the native inhabitants of this part of the world.

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And so the journeys of the Muslims came, continued.

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But because they were not able to establish themselves,

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because they were not able to keep the link with the rest of the Muslim world, the link with the knowledge, making Islam relevant to the world that they lived in.

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And then the conquest of the Spanish conquistador race, when they came in and destroyed all forms of culture that they found. Because of this, we have no traces of them except for these few writings of the scholars. And now it is being on Earth, the writings in different parts of America.

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And so when you look back at what happened in Andalusia, you're amazed. It's an amazing time. And we need to study that time seriously.

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Because the Muslims had reached the height of power and authority.

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And in Cordoba, and Cordoba, diretta, Zahara Khalifa man saw, had built this beautiful city

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and this dazzling

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structures, that when the European kings came, they would be dazzled by the sight that they saw in front of them. But the Muslims then when hired to do near the life of this world, came into their hands. And then they forgot Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And corruption set in

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tribalism era versus burba versus African versus Persian versus European people starting to look at each other not as believers but as nations groups or tribal groups or color groups, or your Amir when given by tutor, Rahim Allah, the travel that goes into Andalusia, he and other travelers they said, I have never seen a we have never seen so many amuro meanings in one place. Everybody thinks he's the Amir.

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And one, Amir fights against the other one. And he goes to the Christian Conquistadores and say you come with me and we fight these are Muslim marries that these fundamentalists, we fight these Muslims, they're no good.

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And so they say yes, yes, we will make a treaty with you. And they destroy the other Muslim and they kill the first one.

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And so they conquered the territory.

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Till the time of 1492, Abu Abdullah, the last ruler in the Vietnam, Granada surrendered, he surrendered with the understanding

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that no Muslim house would be entered into by the Christian forces, that Muslims should be able to continue Juma

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continued their addresses, maintain their culture, maintain the traditions, but they would have to pay taxes to the king and queen.

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And the Christians agreed, and within 20 years, they had destroyed almost all of the masjids desecrated the houses, raped the women, and they began the Inquisition.

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And the Inquisition was a time, a terrible time for Muslims, that when you would be questioned, they take a Muslim or a Jew. And they say, Are you a Catholic? And they take you in front of the Inquisitor.

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And if you're strong enough to resist,

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and you say, No, I'm a Muslim, they burn you at the stake.

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And so 500,000 or more Muslims, and Jews, other people refused to run, had to flee Muslims going back to the lands of Islam, making the hegira to the lands of Muslims, other people who could not escape, and couldn't take the torture, hid their identity. And the Jews were called Moreno's Muslims moriscos. And so these people were the labor force that came across with the Spanish and the Portuguese. And they came into this part of the world in large numbers. And unfortunately, the history books do not tell us of the presence of Muslims. You think Muslims came only recently.

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They want to call you an alien, or a new immigrant. But actually, we came across before Columbus, and then we came along with the Spanish and the Portuguese.

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And the records clearly show

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that Columbus himself when he traveled into the Caribbean,

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and he was off the island of Jamaica.

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He found the ship in his records. The ship was 40 feet long, with a diameter of eight feet, had a shaded pavilion in the center. And from a distance Columbus thought it was like what they call Morris galleys. The Muslim boats they used to see in the Mediterranean. And when they came close, they found approximately 40 men and women. And unlike the Jamaican Indians, the men were wearing the sleeveless shirts with different colors and designs like the Muslims used to wear and the women had veils across their faces. Columbus reported this.

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His son Ferdinand also spoke about black people that they found all over the Caribbean. These are called Black Caribs.

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And there's a struggle going down right now for their identity to be recognized by Caribbean people. They found them in Honduras. They found them in Panama, all throughout the Caribbean. And these people more than likely were the descendants of the early mandinka. Muslims who came across from West Africa. They call themselves now Garifuna, the Garifuna people, and you find them in Dominica, the island of Dominica and St. Vincent, in Belize, all along the Caribbean coastline of Central America Alhamdulillah. Many of them are now entering into Islam.

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In 1527, again, the Muslims working for the Spanish

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as in Morty, a Moroccan Berber

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was a great Explorer.

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And it is reported that a group was sent out from Florida

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from Florida. And we aren't even taught this in the history books. Our group was sent out 300 Spaniards, which included this Muslim, and they went from Florida to the west coast. And back to Texas, only three people along with as it survived the rest were killed by the natives. And it is reported that he was the first person first explorer to enter into the Pueblo Indian villages. But they wipe him out of the history book. And he was the one that led the country stories across to help them understand what actually existed in the southwest. They also when they tell you the founding of this country, they tell you about Jamestown

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and you think that the country was founded with the British in Jamestown, but we know that the Conquistador days the Spanish were here

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Before the British, and they established St. Elena in South Carolina 1566. And it was overrun by the British. And records are now showing that there were hundreds of these Muslim moriscos, who were living in St. Elena. And instead of submitting to the British, they went into the interior. And they mixed with the native people, all in the Carolina areas intermarried with the people, and they settled into the interior. In 1586 to English pirate, Sir Francis Drake commanded 30 English ships, and they made a daring raid on Brazil. And they liberated 400 Portuguese and Spanish prisoners. Amongst them as reported that 300 or more, were Muslims more escos Francis Drake carry carry these

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ships to America. And history also tells us that 200 of these people were left on the shore, and the British citizens wanted to return. They were tired of America, they wanted to return. They went with Francis Drake, and these people landed in America went up into the mountains, and they met the other the other ones. These moriscos are now they are called Malaysians.

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And they met this other group. And they settled and they intermingled with the native populations living in the Carolinas living in Georgia.

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All in the interior area. And they call themselves Portuguese. Anytime you see them, they will call themself Portuguese. We used to say Geechee so if you have you Afro American part of my family, maybe many people, you have somebody in the family say you light skinned Geechee. Okay, it's like it. This is a group of people that was known that's known in America, especially in the south. They're known, but where did they come from? a startling

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research just done within the last few years by Brett Kennedy, who was one of these challenges. He found out he had this disease sarcoidosis,

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a terrible disease. And when he checked out this disease, he found out that the only people who have this disease are the people who live along the Mediterranean, the Spanish the Portuguese Sicilians, ah, Moroccans, Libyans Turkish, these are the people who have this disease, and they checked it genetically to these groups. And so when he checked out history more, and he was given a grant to check out history, he found out that in the mid 1600s, there were people living amongst the PO Hatton's and related tribes of Eastern Virginia, and North Carolina, who were described as dark like Indians, but called Portuguese. The similar people in South Carolina called themselves Turks. The

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early 17th century Poe Hatton Indian description of Heaven is nearly word for word, like the description found in the Quran itself.

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in 1784, Tennessee governor john Sylvia records an encounter with people in the western North Carolina with dark skin reddish brown complexions. They were supposed to be of Morris descent, he said, Of Moorish descent.

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In Eastern Tennessee in the late 1700s, Jonathan Swift and English man married a Malaysian woman

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and utilise Malaysian men in his own silver mining operation. And his dark skinned companions were known as Mecca Indians.

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And when they described these people, they described they said these people were really good with Silva crafts, they were crafts and this is what coming out of Spain. The Muslims were the crafts, artisans. They were really good artisans. And they said they used to fall down in prayer on the ground a number of times during the day facing east. This is an America and Carranza have been found information has been found, it's being unearthed to show the presence of these people. And so, to come to a conclusion, what is now coming to the surface is that anybody coming from the south eastern part of the United States, whether you consider yourself white, black, Portuguese, Geechee

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mixed, Indian, whatever you think you are, that if your name if your last name. There's a lot of names, but the most famous ones. If your last name is Adams, Adkins, Bell, Bennett, Berry, bowling, chavis, Coleman Collins.

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Gibson, go ins Hall, Jackson, low pace, more.

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Mullins, Nash, Robinson, Sexton and Williams. If you have any one of those names, then more than likely, you're Malaysian. This is crucial information. This is white Americans too. So what that means is that these people are tied into Muslims, that in their background, a moriscos Malaysians coming out of Spain, hiding their identity and becoming part of America. And proof has come to us that Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was a Malaysian that is definite.

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And so you may be saying the President of the United States was a Muslim, or you got a Muslim family, Abraham Lincoln.

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This is critical information, which is now being put together and coming to the light.

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In the slavery period,

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especially when the British then began to bring slaves in. They tried first with the poor, white working class that didn't work. Because they saw themselves as the master. They tried with the native people that didn't work either, because this was their land, so they would die, sit there and die, or they run away.

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Then they went to Africa, trying to isolate the people whose territory was similar to the territory of the coastline. We had physical strength at good agricultural skills, who they could isolate, and then by making color codes, could make slavery into a color issue, and then brought them into the United States, really, as captured prisoners of war slave slave is the wrong terminology, really a captured prisoners of war. But actually they say, we are realizing now through documented research, that over 30%

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of the slaves of the captured prisoners of war coming into the United States were Muslims.

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They brought with them the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah.

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Quran are now being unearthed, written by the slaves during that period, solid bill Ali, Bill Ali, Mohammed, are you even Suleiman, Abdul Rahman, and a number of names you will find being recorded, and the narratives now coming to the surface

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of this period of history and the position of the the the the Muslims who lead revolts all over the Americas. And we don't have time tonight, but in Suriname, in Jamaica, in Haiti, in Trinidad, in many parts of the Caribbean, the Muslims led slave revolts.

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In Jamaica, they were passing around a document in Arabic, calling for jihad in Arabic, and after that, in 1834, a slave revolt broke out in the parish, or the province or state of Manchester.

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But father was separated from mother,

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it was prohibited to fast in the month of Ramadan. In most cases, if they found you

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praying or fasting or speaking Arabic, they kill you, they torture you and kill you publicly. The names were taken away, the culture was taken away. But there are many families who have a relative who remember something, something was there, that they weren't Christians. There's something different about their society, and it passed down. So we find in the 30s, in the early part of the 20th century, most of the leaders of the proto Islamic groups, those groups coming up, either practicing Islam or some version of Islam, most of the leaders came from Georgia or the Carolinas, right out of the same area that the Muslims were located in, in large numbers.

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Economic migration,

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Muslims came from the Ottoman Empire. And so we find 19th 20th century presence of Muslims from Turkey, Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Lebanon, Syria, coming out of the Ottoman Empire, and settling in the interior of America, along with the settlers, forming part of America.

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But because Muslims were not able to establish Islam, to make it relevant to the situation they are living in inaction.

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They couldn't pass it down. So now all you have left in most cases is just the town. Quran, Louisiana, Mecca, California. We went to Mecca, California, and we found

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beautiful dates. Like the dates of Iraq, dates of Medina, beautiful data town was called Mecca California. Houses look like they were built by Muslim where the Muslims, they've gone.

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all over America This place is like this.

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But when we become weakened our faith,

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we cannot establish the deen properly and make it relevant. Then Mohammed becomes mo

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pilau becomes Billy

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yaha becomes Johnny.

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Names get lost next generation. He knows his father as Billy

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doesn't know what Bilbao means.

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So he relates as his name Johnny, whatever it is,

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and gets lost in the melting pot of America.

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And so our communities are growing

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and Alhamdulillah in the past 30 years, Islam has grown with leaps and bounds in the Americas.

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By the year 2000 inshallah, we would be clearly the second largest faith group in North America, if you separate the Christians to Catholics and Protestant will be the largest.

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And in terms of our numbers Alhamdulillah we have a lot of babies practicing the Sunnah.

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We have people coming into Islam Alhamdulillah. By sheer numbers alone, if we practice our Islam and hold on to the rope, then we would be a significant force in the Americas.

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But the new strategy with Muslims is not just divide and conquer that's being used against us. But the new strategy is also confuse and conquer.

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Bring a form of Islam.

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You hear the name you hear salaam aleikum, but the things they're doing is so foreign from the message, you get confused. You don't know which way to go. You don't know what religion that they're really talking about. In the name of Islam, and so confuse and conquer.

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Also, in the Islamic centers, neutralize the leadership.

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Muslims fighting each other over trivial issues, ego personalities, leadership fixed in stone to such an extent, you can't change the leadership unless you have a coup d'etat.

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And they end up in court fighting each other asking the disbeliever Can you make judgment between us? Can you make a judgment between us and the disbeliever looks at these people you crazy. But I'll take your money. The lawyers love the money. And they take it. And this is happening all over the place, having building structures, but no life inside of it. Have the name of Muslims, but no relevant, dour, no spreading of the message. You eat halau food, you drink halau drinks. You're Muslim inside of your house. But when we come out in the street, we shed our Islam and become part of American society. Not that we should leave American society. But we should be part of American

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society clearly as Muslims, that the society would have alternatives to the situations that we are facing.

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And so in a nutshell, I want to look at some of these problems.

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Some of the challenges we are facing

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is our respect

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and our spread a pure Islamic knowledge. It is crucial for us now all Muslims to go back to authentic sources, that when we are making our judgments, when we are dealing islamically we should try it the best that we can to be using the Quran, the Sunnah, the sayings of the scholars as a basis of how we are functioning, to give us the consciousness to make the decisions in the things that we are doing. There's a problem that I call Islam versus culture.

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That sometime the culture of the people, whether it be outside of America, or American culture, clashes with Islam. And many of us learned Islam from our parents. And so we say, well, that's what they do in our country.

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We pray like this or we we we don't marry those people.

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They're because we live in the mountain. They live down by the river. We don't marry those people. You can't marry them. You know, a sister came to me. And she said, I am from what is called the Ashraf, the Sharif people. They're the noble people, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And it's all Muslims we say Allahumma salli ala Muhammad, WA Allah, Allah Muhammad. We send peace and blessings to Muhammad and his family. That is the duty of a Muslim to do every time you pray.

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But there's a concept going around amongst us that divides us into groups or castes. The sister asked me in all sincerity, that I am a girl who was supposed to be Sharif. And is it permissible for a Sharif girl to marry a common Muslim?

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That's what she asked me.

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So I said wait a minute, are we Hindus or Muslims? The Hindus have the Brahmins, upper caste, they have other different castes. shudra untouchable people. So is this a caste? Or is this Islam? So what is stopping you when Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the economic commander lie at kharkom

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that the most beloved to Allah is the one that got the taqwa. Not the blood in your veins, because if Hashimi blood

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was enough, then Abu lahab in your car and your Dobby labia What up? The father of the flames was Hashimi with the best of the Bloods. And he's burning in hellfire. And Allah subhanho wa Taala put his punishment in the Quran. And his blood couldn't help him.

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So we have to come off this understanding these these things that divide us, one group and another group. And in each country, you can go country to country.

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And in America, you you might not know that some of the brothers and sisters, we got our own problem too.

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We got our problem a southern brother or northern city boy, country boy. We were overseas fighting with each other because these brothers are the city slickers and other brothers from the south. Man. Y'all are too slow. You don't think right? The southern brothers were stable firm. You people are too flighty man, you just out in space.

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And so the clash came, we got our own problems here that we got to drop amongst ourselves.

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Culture.

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Recently, a family came to me, this is a reality situation. They came and they said that we're going to get married, we wanted to marry our daughter and this man. He came in, he wanted to marry a doctor and he went to a magician.

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You start talking about magic around Muslims in everybody's eyes get big.

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Talk about Genie going inside and we got to take it out.

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Okay, so he went to the magician. And the magician says, Okay, I'll get you married. And this is a true story. The names are being protected.

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Like to protect the innocent, as they used to say the names will not be said. They went to the magician. And he he cut out the heart of a goat.

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And he wrapped it up with the girls clothing

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and a scarf. And he buried it in a Christian graveyard. I was hoping that was a Billa. I don't know where his mind was that buried stuff in the graveyard did all kinds of things and the fullest Muslim. They believed in this stuff. They believed in it.

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And then when he came the family said, Brother Abdullah, we couldn't do anything. He came in with the magician. And then he said, I want to marry your daughter. What do you say? And they said, our eyes were glued. All we can say is Yes, we do. Yes. Take our daughter.

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The Muslim brother opens a restaurant.

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And in January, his business goes down. And he comes in he said brother Abdullah, they put the genie they went to the magician. And he made a spell and he sent it across the ocean and they're on my restaurant. Take them off brother. So I went in the middle of the restaurant set his agenda in this place. Come and get me right now. And the brother ran.

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Nothing came. I said brother, it's it's it's January, man, the people out there, they just finished Christmas. They don't have any money matters are not coming to your restaurant. It's not the jimny as on top of you. Okay, I'm not saying to say the gym did not exist, they do exist. But in most cases, it's superstition.

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It's the fear of the evil forces that we're so afraid of. Instead of being afraid of Allah subhanaw taala the Sahaba were afraid of nobody and nothing but Allah and that is why Allah gave them victory and established his

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Now

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tribalism and nationalism

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to an insane extent moving amongst ourselves. We got to do something about this seriously. Look into ourselves and maybe it's a blessing being in America. Because here they're going to try to melt you down. You live with everybody else. Your culture is in trouble. But if your culture the pot that's an Islamic, leave it keep the Islamic pot.

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Stand by your principles of Islam.

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Too many times in our communities, the leaders are oppresses.

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Women are marginalized, taken out of Islamic activities, and brothers and I'm sorry for being so straightforward. I spend so much time fighting a war to get the sisters not to be involved in Islamic activity. I don't know what religion you're talking about.

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The first person to accept Islam was a woman. Khadija read the law on her and she confirmed Islam.

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The first person to die Shaheed for Islam sumiya rhodiola one Hmm. The second most Hadith is reported by a woman Isha radi Allahu Allah. And you can go on and see what is happening with the position of women in terms of Islam. So, what is the sense in marginalizing women in our activities? Yes, we do not want to have the total empty lot mixing up and confusion going on in non Muslim society. But in the prophets, Masjid, women were in the masjid. That is the authentic Masjid of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. That's the authentic Masjid. Okay. I'm gonna talk to you straight brothers. You want Sunnah? Okay, but you use part of the Hadeeth you don't use the whole Hadith we

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were talking about the other day. They say okay, sister, your home is better for you. What are you to her now head on LaWanda? That's true.

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But what about the first part of the Hadith? The Prophet peace be upon him said last time not only Salah acumen massage, it will bring you to hoonah Hayden lafonda or comma Colorados. Now don't prohibit women from coming to the masjid. But their home are better for them.

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And if there is a fitna, yes, if there is trial, if there is a temptation, if there is danger in the street, then it is the right of the Imam to ask the women to stay home to protect themselves. But when you're living in a situation, the sister comes to me said brother Abdullah, can I go to the masjid? I said, sister, do you go to the plaza?

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Yes, I go to the plaza and sometimes have brothers in the plaza with the sister. It's also prayer. Both people got to pray.

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She stays in the plaza with shaytaan and he goes to the house of Allah. What is this?

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Why can't you pray in the masjid. Make a section for the sisters in the masjid. Look at the Hadith really in truth. And you will find that women came out to the masters of the property it's up to us in our

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youth not being involved in our activities. The youth need to be involved not only in lip service,

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but need to be involved in the leadership

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because some of the decisions that we need to make the youth have a feel for what is going on in this society that the older generation does not have. And this younger generation coming up here they got another understand that I'm telling you

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and those of you who send your children to public school, you take one day off and sit in the class with your child and you're going to be shocked at what you see.

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They have another understanding and another struggle that they're going through and so they should be included in the leadership.

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When you look at the properties of the slum you will find about the little humps five Abdullah he's like I'll do my best even though my but I'm not even in my screwed. You find these are Abdullah he's in the leadership, Ali Ibn Abi Talat Kazuma la lucha sama bin Zayed rhodiola. One, you will find youth involved in the leadership.

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And so we need to include the youth in our leadership.

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Also the danger of extremism.

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We need hikma and hikma in Islam is what are Shay FEMA, Holly putting things in the proper perspective.

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That's all it basically is in language. And it comes from your intelligence from your understanding of Quran, applying it to the situation. This is what we need now wisdom

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wisdom to understand how to apply Islam to this environment, this country is affecting all of the Muslim countries. It's affecting all of the Muslim countries. If the people in this country can truly understand what Islam is, then we can influence the whole world from this point, if it is done properly, but if we fight over petty issues and bicker

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amongst ourselves, then the people here will never follow us. They will not follow us. And maybe if Allah subhanaw taala gives them the message without us as he promised. He could raise up people who love Allah. He loves them, a diligent Allah meaning they are humble with the believers, and they are powerful in front of the disbelievers. And they're not ashamed of anybody blaming them about anything. They will stand up. That is the promise of Allah.

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And so we need to look seriously at ourselves.

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Two years ago, I don't know what came out of this. a Buddhist monk

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in Japan accepted Islam.

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And when a leader accepts Islam in that part of the world, all of his followers go with him. Whatever the leaders do, they move in Jamaat.

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They had to put this brother underground.

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Islam is the second largest religion in Japan. The Japanese accept Islam.

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They're going to turn us around as my brother has said, we won't be late for any meetings at the Japanese are in charge of us. We're going to be on time.

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Not Ah, Florida time or colored people's time or Muslim time shot of a I don't know what it is, you're gonna call it. This funny kind of time, where we're late and I'm talking to myself to the Japanese will get us together.

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And so we expect to help Allah subhanho wa Taala and we need to try to do something with ourselves. Because Allah has clearly told us

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in Allah Allah you Rama be Coleman Hata yoga, you must be unforeseen. Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves. He will not change our condition. And so our hearts we got to start inside. I found this out in Ramadan. We formed a big

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gathering of all the leaders Ramadan was coming in instead of saying a month of Ramadan, Mashallah, we said Oh no. another month man to EADS. You have the same problem here.

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To EADS and Ramadan was this man everybody's angry because Ramadan is coming.

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Okay, so we found the meeting, we sat down, and we said is the problem if delightful metallic is a difference in the horizons? No. The problem really was if the lava loop. It was the difference in the hots. That's what the real problem is. People are hiding behind

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hiding behind this school of thought. When the folk Aha, Emma of Islam with teachers and students of each other, they will not like different religions. And the fifth is easy. If you sit down and come to a decision we make it difficult.

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And so we need to clear up our hearts jealousy has sad it's in US somebody makes progress. Other people start feeling jealous. What take it away from participants Yakumo hazard. Beware of hazard jealousy, in Al hasakah sanity katakolon aloha top jealousy will eat up your good deeds like a fire eats up firewood

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Kibriya to cardboard, arrogance and pride.

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If you're proud of your body, are proud of something physical about yourself. Allah subhanaw taala can change you in a minute, can bring you low in an accident or disease or take your life. We need to be humble and remember where we came from, and where we are returning to

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reality.

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Doing things to show off to be seen by other people.

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Not focusing clearly on Allah subhanaw taala

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need to repair our relationships, the leaders in Islamic history. From the time of the Prophet peace upon them on were the servants of the community. When the Prophet came into the room, they stood up he said sit down. Could you imagine this don't stand up for me. What is our leaders now?

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in the Muslim world if the leader wants to go from his office

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office to another office to police a line in the streets. Five hours before he leaves. You can only see him on television.

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They're afraid of the people. There's something wrong. They said when the Prophet peace be upon him. They said that when people heard about him his reputation,

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they tremble but when they came near him, they never wanted to leave him.

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When they came into Medina, they looked at the halaqa the circle and they said Which one of you is Rasool Allah says, they couldn't tell he wasn't on a throne.

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A simple person. Don't follow me worship Allah. don't worship me. Don't, don't, don't be following me or like worship. If you really want to Follow me Follow my Sunnah. But don't make a God out of me. Don't go to the extremes. In your understanding of me as the Messenger of Allah. They start with

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the leadership, including the husband and the wife. If we are Amir of our house, the man is the leader that means he has leadership but not dictatorship.

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needs to take Shura consultation with his wife.

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Because the Prophet peace upon him set laptop, the Mk Lu V max Seattle Holic, there is no obeying the creation. And the creation disobeys Allah, you don't have to obey them. That is the reality.

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And so our leadership is based upon our submission to Allah, not on how much we terrorize people, or we got money or some physical attribute.

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And so I humbly bring forward to you tonight that we are at a crossroads. Allah has given us potential realities, has given us the truth in our hands. It only needs people now who are prepared to take this message to drop tribal differences, jealousy, arrogance, separating each other based on school of thought or an Islamic movement or on your organization, whatever it may be, and come forward clearly

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and join hand with the believers. If we do not do this, then I fear for myself and I fear for you. And I leave you with a Hadith of the Prophet Lisa to Salaam. We are telling us Almighty howdy he oma tomar Houma laser La da da, da da, da da boo, have it dunya al fitna was allowable. While

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this mighty nation is one that has mercy on it, its punishment is not in the next life. The punishment is in this life, fitna trials, tribulations, temptations, earthquakes, natural catastrophes, and you will be killed, you'd be murdered.

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That's a purification process that we are going through now. May Allah help us and unite us as believers, and help us to humble ourselves only to him.

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And to be kind and gentle with each other, and strong in the face of disbelief, or colloquially, how that was stopped for lolly. walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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We'll now open the floor to questions. We have half an hour. I'm sure there must be a lot of questions who's very interesting lecture. So

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please feel free to stand up and address your questions.

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Do you have any paper cases the system wants to write it down? Yes, brother.

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Yeah.

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The it appears that the Malaysian people forced into the interior. First day they do have they they were forced to change the name to Portuguese names. So some of them are Portuguese bass names, go ins and names like this. And they were also mixed with the native population. And with the other the British, French people, the other people, some of them mixed. And so they became all mixed up. But these are the names now that they're tracing through the lineages to the Midlands in the southeastern part of the United States. And Brett Kennedy has a book called The Milan engines. And that book is actually on sale. If anybody's in

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Interested in the book.

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It is called the Malaysians at MELUNGO ns the resurrection of a proud people.

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And it's published by Mercer University Press 1994. That's in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia.

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You can get the book and it's an amazing book. And the work that is being done. The Malaysians the resurrection of a proud people. By Brent Kennedy.

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We I there was brothers and when I gave this talk in in New York City and in other parts of the city and other places brother stood up and said, my name is going Smith.

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And you know, and one of them said his wife has got the disease and she's a Muslim. And the family is definitely Malaysian family.

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So this this is a very important discovery for us in terms of our giving data to the people living here in America.

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floor is open for questions, sisters is also permissible if you'd ask a question if you want to.

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Yes, both.

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Milan, Jin is m LUNG g o n s

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melanesians.

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And if anybody wants to get that information you can

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get it up here afterwards also. Yes, pro

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America Yeah, this is by Barry fel f e LL.

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Very difficult.

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Yeah.

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But what you have to do you have to access one of the real big libraries like University of Toronto library is a massive library. So you gotta you gotta access like a Columbia University or I don't know Indiana, Florida here which which university would be the biggest library

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here in this university?

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Right in Orangeville Yeah. Okay, get the one that has a real big library otherwise you maybe you can get it through the arm. You can you can you can apply for you know, to the library system.

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Barry fell FLL saga America. He has another book called America bc but the one that interests us as Muslims is saga America. It's an amazing find.

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The other Leo whiner

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Yeah, yeah.

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I'm not sure. I don't know about that one.

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Leo whiner Africa and the discovery of America. Another book difficult to find because what they do is liquidate the books, man. are the ones that like are against the scholarship. I've invented it to my has done some good work from Rutgers University.

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His his books are pretty good, too. He's balanced. He's not a insane Afro centric.

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If you know what I'm talking about. But Dr. Ben and now he's not like that, man. It's not like that.

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Ivan van sertoma.

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Van certain s er ti Ma. African presence in early America.

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Now he's out to lunch. My

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floor is open for any questions.

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Everybody's hungry.

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Food is here. I think floor is open.

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Okay, number one. I'm originally from America from Boston, but I live in Canada. So I use that as my first excuse.

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To really because this is really kind of a confusing issue. Because there's so many things involved in it at once. Okay. But

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I think from an Islamic point of view, really,

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Minister Farrakhan, although he has the ability to express himself, clearer than almost anybody I've ever heard in English language. But whenever he speaks about Islam, it's totally confusing.

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It's confusing, because at some points, it appears like, you know, he's saying he's a Muslim. Other points, it appears like he's following what is known as the first resurrection of Elijah Muhammad. And that we know is clearly saying that allows a man to be loved, and that Elijah Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and that we have gone past that stage now into the light of true Islam. And there's no need to go back into that. That was a face, there's no need to go back into it. But it appears from what he's saying that that's really what his position is. And so based upon that, it is

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Very difficult for a Muslim, to be really supporting somebody like that it'd be like supporting that job like, you know, the Antichrist, like, or a false prophet or something like that really, you know, the other the other. But what is confusing is that there really is a need for some of these issues are facing the African American community to come to the open. And and the problem of African American men is a great problem in terms of the pressure being put on by the society, and the genocide, that is clearly going on, look at the prison system, look at drugs, look at what's going on in America is a definite genocide, and so on the issue is an important issue that Muslims need to

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address. I think, you know, what is what has come forward

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from the leadership

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of most of the Muslim groups that I know of the leadership position, basically, is not really to support openly

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the demonstration, but at the same time, we're not bashing it. We're not going on TV and talking against people because that's what the system wants. They want people to be fighting each other publicly and a lot of confusion like that. So really, I mean, I couldn't tell you to support something, you know, with the presence of a man who said a lot of the men can't do it.

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Yeah.

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Well, Minister Farrakhan, actually, those who know him is is okay, the question is, what is the Muslim duty concerning Minister Farrakhan

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and those those who know him, know that he is a highly intelligent person, and he is well read person. And actually, you may be surprised to know that between 19 after Elijah Muhammad died to around 19 7075, so around 7677, he had entered Islam. He made Hajj to Mecca, Robert tatel. Allah made Islami, Dr. Abdullah Nazif personally came to Chicago, brought him to Mecca, he made the Hajj. He sat with Muhammad kutub, and other scholars in Mecca and other paths. People have come to him imaams Raj, Raj knows him personally used to be as Minister, he has gone to him personally. But Abdul Malik was in Orlando, was very close to him and knew him personally spent time with him

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personally. But the reality is, he's making a choice man. And like you can't force anybody like a craft Dean. But to be in a rush to metal lay, there is no compulsion in religion, truth stands clear from false it. So the message has been given to him very clearly, we but we cannot say we don't ask Allah to guide him. Because the Prophet peace be upon him prayed, even for Abu Jamal, and he prayed for Omar Abdullah hottub, who was at one point, the enemy of Islam, he prayed for them, to come into the faith to strengthen Islam. So you can pray for the man

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and try to give him the message and maybe allow inshallah will open his heart. But in the present condition, we have to stand for the truth, and he is a man, we are all people, we die. And when we die, then our message is gone. But Islam will stay. So I want to look at the whole thing in a positive way.

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If African Americans and Spanish Americans and Native Americans, you know, are introduced to Islam by this,

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then eventually the truth has to come. If they see Islam as a positive force, then eventually inshallah live we do our job, the truth will come because Islam is going to stay and people will go. So we have to try to be positive and upbeat and not feel depressed, look at it positively. Really, what is happening is inshallah it'll it will eventually be a victory for Islam

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in Sharla,

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in Islamic conflict, and you have to go to the court to solve it, non Muslim judge, do you have any other ways to solve the conflict? Now,

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this is a very difficult situation, because we are not in a Muslim country. And so therefore, really, you cannot establish an Islamic court properly, unless you have authority in the land. You have to have Sultan, if you don't have a Sultan, you cannot really establish an Islamic court and make the who dude, the punishments of Islam unless you really have power in the land. So we are in a weak position in this part of the world in terms of law, but what we try to do, what we are trying to do is to have a council of imams or have councils where all the masjids are involved in the council. And then people in the community can raise their problems to the council and make an

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Islamic tribunal and we try to

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solve some of the problems within our own community. We in Toronto, we have we have a serious problem too in a Masjid people are in court, and Toronto has bigger than the one you got.

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So this is a problem all over the place. And, you know, we have to try as best as we can, you know, to be humble with each other and with Islamic sources, and to try to solve it amongst ourselves.

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It says if the Islamic religion was a global, global religion during the Dark Ages, then why does history not record it? Why are young people not taught these things in history class, because history in this part of the world, we used to call it his story.

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It's not my story.

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History is taught in what they call a Eurocentric point of view. What that means is that your educational system, even in the university here, your educational system focuses on Europe, Greenwich Mean Time, in London, not in Timbuktu, West Africa, is in London, Middle East, middle, from where, Far East far from where you understand what I'm saying.

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So therefore, it is a Eurocentric point of view. And we need to have what we could call Mecca centric,

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that our history is centered on our faith, and it goes out from Mecca.

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So the way they write history, and I used to ask this question, as a young child, Christopher Columbus discovers America, he comes to the shore, look at the picture of Chris, he comes on shore, and the people are standing there.

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And he talks to them in Spanish and saying, I conquer you, I control you. And they probably say cool down and he drink some water.

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And they brought him on shore, cooled him out. And then he said to destroy them.

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Okay, but the history books that Christopher Columbus discovered America, and the people are standing there. That's intellectual genocide. You destroy people, that is what has happened in the West in order to justify the system of oppression and racism established over the past 400 years. That is what we are, we are recognizing in this part of the world. And so people, we have to rewrite history and tell it from our point of view, Christopher Columbus was discovered in 1492. You understand that sentence, he was discovered, because he was lost. He didn't know where he was. And when he got back to Spain, he couldn't describe properly where he had been.

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That is the reality.

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Okay, some of these questions are a little bit off the topic. A little bit off the topic. I want to stay sort of close to the topic that we're dealing with.

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How do you recognize and then address

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when culture classes clashes with Islam, that is done by understanding the sources of Islam by being able to go back to the pure sources of Islam, understand Islam from Quran and Sunnah. Right from the righteous scholars in the early generations. If you can understand Islam from that point of view, then you can look at your culture and see if your practice is a Hindu practice or Christian practice, or a Jewish practice or some other kind of practice,

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then you can tell but if you just base your Islam on what was done in your country, then it this is where the confusion is. So you go back to the sources, then you will be able to tell and distinguish between what is Islam and what is not.

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What is this and see a Muslim?

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Do when the community lives in is divided. And he is not agreeing with any of the both camps?

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What should the Muslim do in in one tradition?

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As part of the tradition, it's said that we should follow the Amir, follow your leadership.

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And if there's no Amir, there is no leaders, then go away from all of the groups and hang on to your faith until Allah takes your life. That is an extreme position. But really, I think that we have to try to work with the communities try to be positive and support proper leadership support the people who are standing up for the issue according to the Quran and Sunnah in the proper way.

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If not, then we have to form the type of communities where this disunity does not exist. Okay, and each situation has got its own specifics to it. Each place they did, there's no straight answer to it. And this is one of the fitness that we are living in. that in many cases, it's like a gray area. And it's hard sometimes to distinguish between one side or another.

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It says

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Is it a sin to miss your Sunnah prayers? Okay, this is a little bit off the topic. But you know you should try to do your sadhana as much as possible all your Salah, especially totowa that's under that the province Assam did constantly, you should try to do it but it is not fought, it is not something you will be punished by Allah subhanaw taala for if you if you miss because it's not fun.

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Okay, in terms of the family situation, we had a forum yesterday dealing with the Muslim family, and it was a workshop and interactive workshop, and one of the brothers has has taped. So I want to ask if it's possible for the brother inshallah, to through the MSA, here in two minutes. If we can get this tape available, then I would give me permission in terms of just send me a copy, but I give you permission to you know, sell it for, you know, for the given out whatever you want to do. But let people get to the tape to get the information. Also, we're asking the brothers and sisters of Mina and and, and the MSA to also take the information points. Because the people brought up what are the

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problems facing youth and families husband and wife. And then we brought some practical solutions to the problem. We want to bring this out and to make a position paper on the family that came out of the workshop in sha Allah.

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Pride what is the difference between pride and dignity? dignity is when in English if you're proud of your origins, it means that you're not ashamed.

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It means that you say this is what I am. You're not ashamed of your color. You're not ashamed of your, your appearance, you're not ashamed of your language, you know, shame to your family, you know, shame to your religion. Okay, that's proud in the sense of that's dignity in a sense, this is like your dignified, but pride and to cupboard. And the arrogance that I'm talking about, is when you look down on other people, based upon how Allah created you based on some of this material, artificial means you're looking down on everybody else you think you're better than everybody else based upon these things. That is the the Kibriya to cupboard type of thing that I was talking about

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in that area. So I would like to conclude by saying that if anything was offensive to you, then I asked a lot to forgive me. If you've learned anything and that is from Allah subhanaw taala not from me. And I am so particular who become deconditioned you will die in the end. The stock Furukawa to bootleg Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim will ask in Ireland Sarah Luffy hos Hillel Edina amanu Amina solly hat but to also bellhawk but to also be sub was a large Allah Allah say that Mohammed where Allah He was a big man. Well hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salaam Monica