Miracles Of The Quran And Al Andalus

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La hiragana Rahim 100 line or Bill alameen wa salatu salam ala carte similan via your Muslim Amina Muhammad Ali he was happy about our praises due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon all of the righteous prophets upon Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, and all those came from the beginning of time. I begin with the greeting words of the righteous. Assalamu Aleikum, wa rahmatullah.

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Hamza was a great pleasure to be with you. And I pray that Allah would make you successful in your journey, and would unite Muslims throughout the world. This is a very important time for Muslims in history.

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Allah has blessed us with some of the richest people on earth. He has also blessed us with large numbers 26% of the earth's population are Muslims. We live in strategic positions throughout the planet.

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We have young people, we have intellectuals, we have books, plenty of books.

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So the Muslim world today has great potential, it has the ability to lead the world.

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At the same time, there is a contradiction is something which is not fully coming through. And that is that with the great riches, it was also poverty. There are many poor Muslims

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with the large numbers, we are not getting the respect that we deserve in the world,

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with the great intellectuals and the books and things that we have

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Muslim leaders or Muslim intellectuals, in many cases, spend more time debating than dealing with the world's issues. And so this is a contradiction This is a point as we have discussed in our previous session. This is a point where people need to Muslims need to reflect we need to reflect upon ourselves

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and reflect upon those who came before us. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us in his book concerts of hacia una Billahi min ash shaytani regime. Yeah, are you hella Dina Armando choco la? Well, Tondo enough soon maka.

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What taco la in LA has appeared on de matar Milan wallet Saku Kala Dena de la Ansel answer home unforeseeable law

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a law tells us Oh you who believe have the consciousness of Allah and let every soul look to what it puts forward for tomorrow and fear Allah. Surely Allah is well aware of all that you do. And be not as those who forgot Allah. And so he made them forget themselves. Surely they are the disobedient ones. And so in this verse, Allah is saying, Be not as those people who forgot themselves forgot a lot. When they forgot a lot, he made them forget that.

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This is the key point we want to think about and discuss tonight in a historical sense. That's a cool new Ken Levine and Nestle law for unsolvable and for supper.

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Very, very important point. Because we have so many people we have so much.

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But the wealth is not feeding the poor.

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The armies are not coming to liberate the oppressed.

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The intellectuals are not focusing on the proper issues. And so something is happening. Muslims need to look into themselves. We have to look into our lives.

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And one of the important ways to look into ourselves to bring about change is through the stories of those who came before us. Now people will say why do you study history? Why would you study history? Why would you look at the people who came before you It's like you're crying over spilled milk they say the milk is spelt. Why do you waste your time on history? But Allah subhanaw taala has revealed in the court and and when we look at the book of Allah azza wa jal you see in one third of the Quran is causes his stories, one third of the Quranic classes. It tells us the stories of the prophets, the stories of the nations who came before

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The stories of powerful important individuals in a chapter called circle out off

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the chapter call our office 136. azzawajal tells us Fox social causes, not all of them yet.

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Tell them the stories in order that they would reflect Suffolk code, they would think they would reflect and search the use of

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it also tells us and this isn't a 111 verse answer to use if it tells us laqad canopy Casa see him ever watched only olive oil back in the stories of those who came before there is let there are lessons

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for all Al Bab, those who reflect.

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So if you can go into history, and you can reflect upon what happened in the past, then you can gain lessons for present day life.

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Scholars when they look at this, because again, the argument might come with why you want to look at history.

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But when the scholars when we talk about our situation,

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with so much potential that we need change today, we want our societies to change. We want Islam to come back fully in the land, what a law tells us in the law, your common

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law be enforcing a law will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves.

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No change.

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How do you make the change?

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How do you change your society?

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What are the laws of change? There are certain natural laws that Allah azza wa jal has made in the universe, these things are called an Arabic alphabets and these the law but these natural laws govern the way we exist. For instance, when the sciences study, you study that what goes up comes down,

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you also study and you learn that water boils at 100 degrees

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you will learn certain scientific principles and you will put that in your life you learn that we naturally know if food for a certain period of time we don't drink that we will die.

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And so therefore, these are so rabbits and they don't change water boils at 100.

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If it changed, we would have some serious problems. But these are the robots. So there are also laws or rules in the changing of society's

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rules in the rise and fall of civilization.

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And we we gain these rules through the book of Allah and through the sayings on the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Salah.

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There is a certain Sunnah, you know we say Quran and Sunnah. But that word Sunnah is also used, it says so not to law.

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So not to law is the way of Allah. It is the the systems set up by Allah universe. And so therefore, in the next few sessions, we want to study certain aspects from history in order to gain knowledge from this, and in order to benefit. This time, we want to look at Islam in underdose. And this is what is presently known as Portugal and Spain.

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Most of the Muslims in this part of the world, when you study the history of Islam, you usually study the history of what happens to the Muslims, of course, in the Arabian Peninsula, and then Syria, and Egypt. But then you go to Iraq, and then you've been India and Asia, you study the eastern side.

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But the western side also has a very important history.

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And the more we study Muslims in different parts of the world, you will gain benefit from their experiences and what happened to them in their struggles. So I want to take you through a journey to give you some of this history. It is a long history. It covers over 800 years. But I want to give something of this history and then show you what has come out of the history itself. And then we can reflect upon some of the lessons that we learned from this history.

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This of course is Mecca, and Medina and this map

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This chart showing you the spread of Islam. on the western side. Again, you learn more about here, Syria, and then this is Iraq. That side, we want to look at this side.

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What happens to the Muslims on this side,

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and this is having a big influence on us today. We may not be aware of it. But what happens to the Muslims on the western side is having a very important influence today. It is reported that in the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Roman Empire, which is called the Byzantine Romans, they were in this area Romans, they control the whole Mediterranean, the Romans attack the Muslims from the north. And so the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his followers, they left from Medina, and they went north to a place called tabuk.

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And they waited for the Romans.

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But a lot of put fear in the hearts of the Romans, they never came.

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After death of the Prophet peace be upon him, the Romans continued to come. And so the Muslims went north, and they defeated the Romans in this area here.

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And they realized that the Romans were ruling their people with oppression, they were raising the taxes, they were making the people slaves. And so the people living under the Romans wanted to be free.

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And so following the message of Islam, the Muslims began to free the people who are living under Roman rule.

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They freed the people here in Palestine. They went into Egypt, led by say Adama, the last rhodiola one.

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And they opened up Egypt, and the Christian people in Egypt, called Coptic Christians. And another group of Christians who are called Aryans are receiving. These people assisted the Muslims.

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And even the orientalist scholars, the western secular scholars will tell you that the Egyptian people themselves the Coptic, they fought with the Muslim against the Romans.

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And they opened up Egypt.

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Then they realized that the Romans were controlling the whole area here. So they began to go west.

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And a person by the name of the Nakia. Well, they allow one,

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he and other people, they continue to go west, until they reached all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. And it is reported that he rode his horse all the way to the Atlantic here.

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He rode his horse to the Atlantic, and looked across and said, If I knew that there was land across this ocean, I would take the message across.

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So he is a very important person to remember in your history. His name is about Gibbon, not

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what they allow. He was Tabby from the tap in his a great savvy scope.

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Great Leader, he established as he called Pedro Juan.

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Now many of you have never heard of the city of feta one before. But it was the western capital of Islam.

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It's a very important city to know about. And if you get a chance, even to journey to and to take of this pay, the one was located in the deserts. Again, to go back to our map. Here is your Tunisia present day Tunisia.

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And paid one was here in the desert. It was South because the Romans would attack from the north in their boats.

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And some of the people of the Berbers, the indigenous people of the North who had not accepted Islam, they would attack from the mountains. So Aqua setup is based in the desert, which was the natural place for the Muslims to be in the desert region. And this here is a picture of Pedro Juan itself that I visited a few years ago. And it shows you it shows you the natural pools that the Muslims are built all throughout the area. And this is the masjid Aqua ignacia which is in phase one itself, this is a very famous Masjid. And this one became became the seat of education and spiritual authority. It is in this Masjid and this is show you inside the masjid. what it looks like. It is in

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this Masjid, that the great squat scholars of the molokhia

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fick the Maliki fic it is it is from here that they establish the rules of what is known as Melek effect. This is the teachings of Malik Gibbon. And as you can you can put that over here

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Put the code over here.

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The teachings of medic Eben Ennis,

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what is now known as Maliki fit? You know you have Hanafi Shafi hanbali, Maliki, right. So, Mr Malik was living in Medina

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and

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added it was the first authentic book of how the cop Amata

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before Buhari he for most was

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Mr. Malik was such a great teacher.

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That one day It is reported that the leader of Mecca sent a student to Mr. Malik. Mr. Maliki usually didn't listen to the leaders.

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But he said, Okay, what do you want? They said, this young boy, he is a good student. Can you take him? Mr. Malik said send them back. They said please email.

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Just it is the Amir who's sending the boys. So then Mr. Malik said he said the boy down and gave him an examination. He talked to him, and he said, This boy has a future, put them in my halaqa put him in my circle.

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And the boy became the best student of Imam Malik. You know what his name was?

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His name was Mr. Shafi.

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Mama Shafi. That's where he comes from. He was the best student of Imam Malik and he went on to improve his school of thought.

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He went to Imam Abu hanifa got teachings from there and he made improvements to the fic. So the teachers of Islam, the Imams, were actually teachers and students of each other. They were not different religions, like Protestant and Catholic non Christians is not like this. They were teachers and students of each other. So it is here in beta one, that the great leaders like SangEun Rahim Allah, they put together the teachings of Imam Malik. It was in this capital caqueta one, a Madonna al Cobra. These are the teachings of the great Imam which make up the Maliki.

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Islam began to spread.

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And it did not spread in the fighting. It actually spread through migration through trade, wandering scholars, pious people. This is how Islam began to spread throughout the region.

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Also, people began to learn Arabic. And Arabic was not being learned only just to be an error.

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It was learned first, for the court and itself, for the sayings of the prophet SAW Selim for Islamic knowledge, and then communications. It was the language of communication the same way I communicate with you in English language. But are we from England? No, there may be one. I don't know if anybody's from England. No, but we speak English. It's all over the world.

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Arabic was similar. They call in French lingua franca.

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It becomes a language used by people in order to communicate, you see?

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Right? A base language. So religion, trade scholarship. All of this was moving through Arabic language in the north, above North Africa, in what is now known as Portugal and Spain. It was called the Iberian Peninsula. The people were being ruled by a group called the Visigoths and their leader King Roderick. He was punishing the people.

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In Spain and Portugal, the Gothic people themselves. One of the main tribes was known as the vandals, the vandals and the vandals were a Germanic tribe. They were very powerful tribe. And they helped to destroy the Roman Empire in Italy.

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Okay, and so the vandals they were the ones who were living in the area. So they called it a Venza the sia and later on, it's called Angelou, sia and the Muslims say Al Andalus. So it comes from vandals.

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That's now Spain and Portugal. But you know, if you say vandals in English in I know American English, if you say zeds house was vandalized last night. You know what that means?

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You might not know this is my American sort of English, but when they say his house was vandalized, it means somebody robbed the house.

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The name of Ventus. See? So

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the people in Spain originally believed in one God. They were Unitarians.

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Because the teachings of one God had spread even in Europe itself.

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From long time back from the time of the Council of Nicea in 325 ad, they were believers in one God Unitarians. The Jewish people also, after Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians, when they attacked Jerusalem, they escaped, and some of them went to Spain.

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So Jewish people were living in Spain also.

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Okay, but Roger Rick, when he took over, he was a Trinitarian they believe in three Father, Son, Holy Spirit, right.

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these teachings originally came from the ancient Greeks from Plato,

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who believed in this logos, he believed in the and the reason, you know, and the spirits, the ancient Egyptians had Horus, ISIS, Osiris, the ancient Indians also had Trinity. This was a belief in many countries. So this Trinitarian belief came into Christianity in 325 ad at the Council of Nicea.

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Okay, so amongst the Christians, you have Unitarian Christians who believe in one God, and you have trinitarians who believe in three, right? So Roderick himself, who was ruling, he believed in three.

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And this is a picture here taken from Cordova for the advanced students who are here. It's taken from Cordova from the cathedral in Cordova

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which used to be a Masjid and I'm going to show you and now when the Christians took over, they put their graves inside the masjid.

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Now, this is a strange thing for those of you who study signs and symbols. This is a Catholic grave. But look at the idols that are on the grave. You see that's supposed to be a believer in one God right. But look what he has see Cupid.

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You know Cupid when Valentine Day. Cupid is there, flying around. And then down here you have lions. And look here. There is a skull and crossbones. Does anybody know what the skull and crossbones stands for?

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Some of you know as pirates, pirates, you know, Pirates of the Caribbean, right? Right. Or you see black beta and blueberry but you know what it also is the skull and crossbones is a free Masonic site. You will masons,

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not Jewish, it's masons.

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This is a mason site. Why does a mason sign What does it have to do with a with a Catholic grave? You see how strange that is? So the Trinitarian belief was bringing in a lot of strange ideas. Very, very strange ideas.

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In 11, the leader of the Muslims, his name was Musab didn't know.

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He was from Syria. He became a great leader there in North Africa. And one of the leaders named Julian Elliot.

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He was a Christian. He was living in a place called SEPTA, or suta, which is in Morocco.

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He sent his daughter to study in Spain, and Roderick raped his daughter. And so he revenge. He was a Christian, but he was underneath the Muslims. So he went to ameerul momineen. Musab Mendoza,

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and he said, help me.

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This man Roderick, he is torturing and killing Christians is killing the Jewish people.

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Can you help us? So Musab bin Noosa sent his general whose name was Tarik, Eben Ziad.

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Okay, he sent him across the Straits of Gibraltar. This picture here is actually taken from the Straits of Gibraltar. This is what it looks like.

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And sort of given Ziad crossed over the streets, he had about 7000 men, he needed help, and they said five, so we had about 12,000 men.

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When he reached on the other side,

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he

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came in confrontation with Roderick Roderick had 100,000

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so it was 100,000 Trinity

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ariens versus 12,000 Muslims, does that sound even

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know? But if you are a believer, it's even

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when the standards if you believe in Allah, then it's even. Does anybody know why?

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Because you have angels melodica angels are with you

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and also the power of Allah. You see, if you're a true believer, then 100,000 equals 12,000 is equal. That's pretty good odds.

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And Allah puts fear in the hearts of those who do evil things. See? So Allah subhanaw taala

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gave todich a great victory, he landed on a mountain.

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And this mountain was called Jebel todich.

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And today you call this Gibraltar you see the name jabel. paddock, the mountain of thought. Now you say Gibraltar, the sea it's Jebel Tarik Gibraltar.

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This is how the name is where it came from. This is the Rock of Gibraltar.

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This is where he left this is where todich lab right in front of this mountain. That's today.

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It's right on the coast, right at the tip of Spain, right before the Atlantic

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sea. It's controlled by the British now so it's still British territory, as Gibraltar. Okay.

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Allah subhanaw taala gave todich a great victory he defeated he defeated Roderick

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tonics troops. He went forward.

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And Tata totally defeated Roderick. And Roger disappeared.

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And Todd continued to go north. Every place that todich went to the people opened up their doors.

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Because they said, you know, you a small number of people, he liberated the people, the people under Roderick, they were paying taxes. They were slaves. And todich said, Now you are free.

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You don't have to become a Muslim. It did not force people to become

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your Christian, stay Christian. If you're Jewish, Jewish, we have no problem. All we want is justice. We want peace and justice in the land. No taxes. We want equality.

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People want to live like this. So they opened up their doors. So all the cities were opening up.

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Cordoba, salido, Seville,

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major cities were opening up in Spain, every place that he went, this is a picture from Cordoba itself today, and you can still see the buildings of the Muslims who were living there.

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Following this Musab didn't Noosa himself. He went into Spain, he followed todich. And they conquered all the way through Spain until France.

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The whole country,

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opened up their doors.

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And they opened up the whole country. And they were about to go across the Pyrenees mountains. And they were going to go all the way back. But they stopped. The Khalifa in Syria, told them stop, consolidate.

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So they stopped.

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And now the whole of Portugal and Spain was underneath Islam.

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This country, Al Andalus, which they called Al Andalus, it became a very rich place. Because there was freedom. There was respect.

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And so 1000s of Christian people became Muslims. 1000s became

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this is a very important point, that the majority of the people who accepted Islam, the majority of the Muslims in Spain, were not from North Africa, or Arabia. They were the Spanish people themselves, who became Muslims. It's a very important point. Okay, now

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the

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1000s of people came in and they became Muslim.

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Following this,

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a great leader came whose name was up there a man adapted.

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He came from over in the Syrian side, and he became the leader of Spain. And he united, the tribes united all the people. And he took over the city of Cordoba

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And he made Cordova, his capital.

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Cordova. Okay.

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And the city of Cordova

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in the year 1000 you know now is 2000 right 2010 in the year 1000, the largest city in the world was Cordoba.

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We have over 1 million people.

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It had

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200,000 houses 500 masjids mosques. It had 90 public baths 50 hospitals. The streets will live everywhere. They had lights in the streets for miles. You could go running water was flowing. It took the other it took Paris and London 700 years before they had this 700 years before London had lights before Paris had lights.

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Cordoba was a beautiful city.

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You see, what was it based on? It was based on justice. It was based on equality.

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The court and and the Sunnah was being practiced by the people.

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They made their prayers. They paid Zakat they gave to the poor

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established

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Shura mutual consultation.

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As long as they did this, they rose in power to the point where they were the most powerful city in the world. At that time. This is a rise in civilization. This is from the city of Granada. This is a subtle Hamra or the Alhambra palace which is still today. That picture is today. It's still left there today. You can see where the Muslims reach the heights. But now something started to happen. In 1976, one of the leaders name was Mohammed bin Ahmed known as almanzora. He built a city called Medina to Sahara. And then a palace. Azhar Hera was later built. And when these cities were built, they were the biggest most, you know, flourishing cities in the whole world.

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Along with Cordova, they were wonders of the world.

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But the problem that started to develop when they built these cities, this is not the early generation, this is now 200 years afterwards. And there's a famous scholar, his name is Eben Khaldoon.

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And he wrote a mocha dama, he wrote an introduction to his history of the world. And in the mupad Dharma, he is saying that if you look at people look at society, it's like a circle. When people are just an honest and fair, they get burned the land he studied, the Muslims especially, he said, when the Muslims were establishing

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power, when they started to leave Islam, and they started to love the dunya

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they started to love the world money, then they start to get weaker, and weaker and weaker. And so this is what happened in the time of the Khalifa, he was still a good person, but he made a beautiful building to beautiful, he started to love the life of this world.

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And when you love the life of this world too much, you start to lose your power he took from the poor people to make his palace.

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So within a short period of time, his city was destroyed. It was revolution Civil War,

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sick and today you can go there, this is a picture today from Cordoba, where you can visit

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and see what is left of Medina azahara.

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And this is what happens

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when you are not establishing justice. And in the north and the Catholic trinitarians they started to come back

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and they started to seize the territory from the northern side. Here you can see in the picture, you can see the the walls and you can see what is left of the Medina to Zahara. One of the worst things the Muslims did

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is that there were different leaders in different sections. And sometimes when when the Trinitarian force come, one Muslim said, I will fight with you against another Muslim.

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And when they did this, the Trinitarian said yes, I will work with you. They destroy the Muslim then he destroyed the first one.

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That is one of the worst possible things, but it happens

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following this squabbling and fighting over money

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tribalism

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leaving the sun now.

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They started to lose the territory.

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They started to lose it they had to go south.

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Then they lost the city of Cordoba.

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And this is where the masjid was. It was one of the most beautiful masjids in the world that was there. And the Christians took it over and they turned it into a cathedral.

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And inside the cathedral now these are grapes.

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Inside what used to be the Jamia Masjid of Cordoba

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when the Muslims went south,

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they stayed in a place called Granada.

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And they stayed in Granada for 250 years.

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Allah bless them with a group called Elmo Robbie tune, who raise them up.

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After 100 years, the manabi tune became weak and they went down.

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Then another group came called elmaleh. They raised them up. After 100 years, they forgot the Sunnah and they went down.

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And so in the history of Andalusia, you will see when the Muslims are following the Quran, and the sooner they are high, when they leave it, they start to go down.

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You see, up and down. And this is a lesson. Remember what remember what the coroner said laqad canon de casa see him ebrush only una Alba. There are lessons for those who will reflect.

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And you can see here in Alhambra in this what they call the court of the lions, they started to go to extremes. They had so much work They even made lions themselves to

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see so they started to go to extremes. And then they were suppressed. Now what happens to the Muslims? This is a question that I want to show you. Because today we are suffering in many countries. In North America we are really being tested is called Islamophobia. It's where they put Muslims in jail and they make your life difficult. This is an example for us. Okay, in 1493

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you see 1492 let's go back a little bit. The final ruler of Grenada. His name was Abu Abdullah. They call him Bob Dylan.

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He had

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they had protected their land for 250 years.

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They started fighting each other and the Christian Trinitarian kings, the Catholic king and queen Ferdinand and Isabella.

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They said we will make a treaty with you. If you pay taxes to us. Your Masjid is safe. Your women are safe, your madressa safe. just submit to us. Abdullah sign the treaty in 1492.

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This was a major mistake in 20 years they broke the treaty. They destroyed the match changed all the Masters into churches.

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they slaughtered the people.

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They drove the people out. And in 1493 they made what is called the Spanish Inquisition

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because they wanted to get all the Muslims and destroy the Muslims and control them.

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And so they start asking you the Inquisition is if you're if you're if you're not a Catholic, they say Do you believe in the Trinity? Father, Son and Holy Ghost?

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If you say yes,

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they might let you go. If you say no, if you're Jewish, if you're Muslim, if you're Unitarian Christian, they'll burn you at the stake.

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In light you on fire

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after this, even the people who said they were Christians, they started testing there

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is one case of a woman called Elvira. And because she did not eat pork, and she changed her linens on Saturday, they burned at the stake.

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Another example is if you were if you said you as a Christian, but you took a bath on Thursday night.

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They will burn you at the stake. Does anybody know why?

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Think about that. You took you took a bath on Thursday night?

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Yeah, because Laila to Juma right then Juma starts after Margaret. Right. So if you took a bath that means you take in the hustle for Juma.

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This is a person who said he was a Christian.

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But they don't want any Islam less than you. They want no Islam.

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And so they burn you at the stake.

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And so, it is said that 2 million Jewish people, 3 million Muslims were killed there.

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Understand 3 million people, the Muslims they call moros. Maus

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is the same Conquistadores after they left out of Spain. And they came across Southeast Asia. And they came into the Philippines. They said no Ross

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is the most morose. Right? That's why you say moros in Mindanao. You say moros. These are the seeds of a Conquistador ease. This is where they came from. That is the reason why they call you models.

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Because under the Inquisition,

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the people who were Muslims, they say you are morals or morals. It's a Latin word for a person of color. It means you're a colored person. That's what morals means.

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Okay.

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If you were a slave who worked in their house, and you are still a Muslim, they will say Madame Jeff.

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Then they started to kill all the mood edges. And the one who is a Christian, but he's a Muslim inside. He is called moriscos.

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And the Jewish people are called medanos.

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See, Marino's and the Muslim account moriscos. These are the people who traveled with Christopher Columbus. They traveled with Vasco de Gama. They traveled with velboa they traveled out with the Conquistadores. They were working on the books

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is a Moreno's and Modesto

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Muslims had to do something.

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The response to oppression for Muslims is jihad, that you should struggle with everything you have. If you cannot do this, then you make your migrations.

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The Muslims made migration and they went to a cross into Morocco. Algeria, Tunisia, even Egypt, Turkey. Hundreds and 1000s of Muslims came across the millennials escaping from this. See,

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interesting fatwah. It was made by the Mufti of Iran, Ahmed boo Juma Al megrahi, is in 1504. Now imagine you are a Muslim. And you went to the Inquisition and you said, Okay, I'm a Catholic, because you're afraid right?

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Now you want to practice Islam, but the people think you're a Catholic. How do you practice Islam? The shift he made a fatwa.

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He used the example of a famous Muslim family in early Mecca. This his family was called Allah le SS.

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The Father's name was yes, if the mother's name was sumiya. And the son name was Amar.

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This is how the yesterday they were being tortured in Mecca. And one day the prophet SAW Selim came by them, and he said Subhan Allah yassa Morita como genda. He said help patients family of Yasser your place will be in paradise. And so Mayor de la one ha he was the first person to die Shaheed for Islam was the mother. Okay. One day Amar came to the province of solemn he said, I have destroyed myself. And the Prophet said, How did you destroy yourself? He said, I said Kelly, Metallica.

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I said the word of disbelief. He was being tortured so much that he said disbelief.

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The Prophet said How was your heart? And he said, My heart was not my inability, man. My heart was strong in faith. So the Prophet said you're still okay.

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So what this means is if you are forced in the worst possible circumstances, the Mufti said, you can still be a Muslim.

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How do you do that? How do you make salaat?

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Everybody's Catholic, right?

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How do you make you will do the Murphy said walk down the street can tap the wall. And that's Toyama. You know Thomas drive will do right. He said, You walk down the street, tap the wall, make that your. He said makes a lot with your eyes. That's how you make a lot. Because if they see you, they'll burn you at the stake. Right? So you said makes a lot with your eyes. He said you want to make your Zakat then give somebody a gift and make Nia intention for the cat.

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If you have to take a whistle, you know your full bath the Ghazal he said make intention and jump in the lake and swim.

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That's your Vasa.

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You want to get married. You have to marry in the Catholic Church then in the die

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darkness of night you make nikka

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janaza. You have to bury like a Christian in the darkness of night, make janaza prayer for the person who died. This is the situation, the Muslims when it is the worst possible thing that could ever happened. We have never experienced anything on this level. 3 million people died.

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million millions more had to live as slaves as more escorts they did not know their identity.

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And the years went by they traveled to different parts of the world. And the years went by underneath this rule. The question is, could Islam

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and the spirit of Ramadan and the spirit of fasting could it ever return to these lands?

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Do you think that's possible?

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totally wiped out. If you read Spanish history now if you go to school in Spain, they don't even tell you about the Muslim presence in Spain. Muslims rent in Spain for over 781 years. They had power in Spain. 781 years is a long time.

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That's a long time. Cordova remember it was the largest city in the world.

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In the year 1000.

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Rate sciences and so many things were being done. And then the imposition came and then they were destroyed. They went down to the lowest possible point. Could Islam return by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. Now in Grenada, there is a Masjid there.

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The Spanish people living in the end the Lucien section of Spain.

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When the when the Spanish government now has announced it will be a democratic government. And so they allow the people to look through the history. When andalusi and people look into history, they see Islam.

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And so by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. There the Spanish people today are coming back into Islam.

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Here is the masjid right next to the place that was turned into a cathedral. That is a new Masjid that was built there in Spain. This is the masjid now in Granada.

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Alhamdulillah

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Juma is this is now this is right now. Yeah, yeah, this is that this is the mainland.

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The Juma salaat is in Arabic and Spanish.

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And it shows that there is no power there's no glory except Allah subhanaw taala. And this is the symbol of the Granada, of the Muslims of Spain. It says well, that volleyball Illallah

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nobody can conquer you, nobody can completely control you except Allah subhanaw taala.

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So the lessons we get out of this, as Allah azza wa jal has told us facts to sell cosas La La homea Takara. Tell them the stories, so that they will reflect what we learn about the history here is that when the Muslims entered the lands, and they established justice, they establish equality. They did not force the Christians to become Muslim.

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It did not force the Jewish people, they live side by side. They use their knowledge in order to make the society great.

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They use the study of the Quran, to study science, to study all the different sciences that people need.

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The society had taxes that were not too heavy on the people.

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The society had a type of freedom in it. The Koran was practiced the king, the rulers of Islam, when the rulers were ruling injustice, they will walk amongst the people like average people.

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When this is done, and Allah promised us to give us authority in the land,

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but when the rulers became greedy, and they started building huge buildings, and they go away from Quran and Sunnah.

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And it's Arab versus not Arab, light skinned versus dark skin, this one against that one, then a lot takes the power away.

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This is similar to law. This is the way of Allah in His creation. He's a celebrity for the changing of society. So I leave you with Allah's words. In the law, you have a Roma, Beethoven, you have a Roma be unforeseen. Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in ourselves. We have the ability to change today, how Omar can be the leaders of the world or they will be in the back of the world

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which

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direction we will follow. It is up to us if we do not, then Allah has promised that he will bring another people, he will replace us and bring another people who submit to Him who are humble to Him and who are strong against evil and disbelief. I leave you with these thoughts and I ask a lot to have mercy on me and you. What Salaam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We want to open up the floor for some feedback, some questions maybe that anybody may have, yes, the vandals.

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The vandals were the original people of Spain and Portugal. The original people, then we'll call vandals. They were dramatic, Gothic people who came into the region. Yes. So this is a layout. So now of course they've mixed with many different peoples. But they were the original people. So therefore then vandals. The name was called vendula sia

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and then they change an Arabic to Mr. lucea. Or endless. That's where the name came from. But originally a dramatic type of track. Not any any questions. Anybody else? Yes. Okay. In terms of today, I have shown you what the principles are. And it's clear where Muslims are we are we have a chance to rise high. Are we ever we will continue to go down the choices on us now.

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Everything is in place. The choices are Muslims, which direction will we go? Unitarians, the Unitarians, after 325 AG.

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Constantine, he killed the leader called areas. And he killed millions of them. And the ones that were left most of them became Muslims. They were living in Palestine, Egypt, Libya, North Africa, most of them eventually became Muslims. When you say Unitarians today in the United States or in Europe, it's not the same unitary.

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It's not the same one. So those original Unitarians, we don't really know much about them today. The problem is now with these groups, you have to see what there are leaders. If the aqidah is Trinity, then they follow the Catholic Church. Like the Protestants, they broke away from the Catholics, right, Protestants, they protested, but they kept the same faith. They just changed leadership. So you need to see, the Unitarians believe that Jesus was a man.

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He was a prophet. There's only one God, that was the Unitarian Christians. And they were all over the Christian world before 325. After that time, they were being killed.

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You see, so in Christianity, you had Unitarians and trinitarians. But when the Roman Church became Trinitarian, under Constantine, anyone who did not believe they will kill you.

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So this is the problem that that they faced all over the world. But most of them became eventually they became Muslim.

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Because Islam was the final testament. And when they saw Islam, they said, this is our answer. We are waiting for this to come. If you look at the life of the Prophet Muhammad SAW some of them. You see, when he traveled on the road, it was a monk he met behavior.

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He met a monk on the road, and then mistura a couple of times in the journeys, he met these monks, they were people who believed in one God, there were even some hoonah five people who lived in Mecca. So there are some people around the world who still kept this belief, but they were in small numbers. And when Islam came, they eventually became Muslim, because it was clear that this was the final message that came from after the time of Jesus. Yes, at that time, there was also in Iraq. You know, they made a study of cities in the year 1000. It came in Newsweek magazine, in the year you go back to the year 2000 News. And they said, What is the 10 largest cities in the world today? And in

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the year 1000. And I looked at the thing, six of them were Muslim cities, six,

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and they included also as for Han and Cora, Cairo and Baghdad, of course, Baghdad and here so there were there were six of the of the major cities. Yeah.

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Yeah, they had, especially Baghdad, Cairo they had lighted streets, running water. Yeah. 700 years, not electricity. They use electricity, though. They use oil. They are oil in the lights. Yeah. But under law, the street was lit.

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And the water was running. Imagine this. And if you go to Grenada today, the same system for running water that they use 1000 years ago, they use it the same way. They just put cement over the stuff but it's the same system. That's how good they were in terms of their map Islamic Christianity. The difference is

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In the time of the Council of Nicea 325 ad, right, Constantine was the Roman Emperor. So we gathered together all of the Christians at that time, the leaders, he had some Christians who believe in the Trinity, three. And there's some Christians who believe in one God, unitary Unitarians, these people who believe in one God, they were the Muslims of their times. You could call them Muslims before Mohammed.

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They are the Muslims. They are the Muslims before Muhammad SAW some because Islam only means Islam. It only means to submit to Allah.

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And Allah says in certain na Wanaka bafna frequently omitted Rasulullah Hani, Abdullah was telling us, we have sent to every nation of Prophet that they believe in one God, and they stay away from false deities. So there were Muslims in all the countries.

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In other words, Yachty people who believe in one God, but in the last message with the court and coming now, the final last testament, once the people hear the last testament, then they should naturally become Muslims. They should follow the Quran because that is the last book that is set. But to be Muslim does not mean from the Middle East. Arab. No, you can be African, you can be Asian, you can be from America, you can be from anywhere.

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Right. But the last message is the court and itself, which is the final testament, sent to the Prophet Muhammad SAW something. No. Yesterday, after the Inquisition, everybody had to be Catholic. But the moriscos people, they kept their identity in sight.

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Now when you go to an ambulance, you see the people he looks like somebody like you see this one. It looks like a Yemeni.

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You can see he's Yemeni. This one is a Yemeni. But he's Spanish, right. So if he goes back 200 years, he will see his family came from Yemen.

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But because of the Inquisition, he had to say he's Catholic.

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So now these people are the ones who are coming into Islam every week. They take Shahada

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every week, taking Shahada in Spanish in the masjid

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every week.

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So this shows us not under the most difficult circumstances, we can still keep our Islam and inshallah we can come back into Islam as well. Now, yes. So it shows you that once we follow Islam, you see just because you're Muslim, don't think that you will get everything

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is a man is altobelli Sam, what does deep Bell cow balama God, you say it with your mouth, and your heart confirms it. And then your limbs you practice Islam. So if you say you're Muslim and you don't practice, then you're not really Muslim.

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Allah will not help you.

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If we fully practice Islam, then inshallah in some sort of La Ian circle, are you subject academica if you help Allah He will help you and give you victory and he will make your feet strong, we will die.

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And so therefore, these are solid and they don't change water boils at 100.

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If it changed, we will have some serious problems. But these are the words so there are also laws or rules in the changing of society's

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rules in the rise and fall of civilization.

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And we we gain these rules through the book of Allah and through the sayings on the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sal Salah.

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There is a certain Sunnah, you know we say Quran and Sunnah. But that word Sunnah is also used, it says, so natural law.

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So natural law is the way of Allah. It is the the systems set up by Allah universe. And so therefore, in the next few sessions, we want to study certain aspects from history in order to gain knowledge from this, and in order to benefit. This time, we want to look at Islam in underdose. And this is what is presently known as Portugal and Spain.

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Most of the Muslims in this part of the world, when you study the history of Islam, you usually study the history of what happens to the Muslims, of course, in the Arabian Peninsula, and then Syria and Egypt, but then you go to Iraq, and then you've been India and Asia, you study the eastern side.

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But the western side also has a very important history.

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And the more we study Muslims in different parts of the world, you will gain benefit from their experiences, and what happened to them in their struggles. So I want to take you through a journey to give you some of this history. It has a long history, it covers over 800 years. But I want to give something of this history, and then show you what has come out of the history itself. And then we can reflect upon some of the lessons that we learned from this history.

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This, of course, is Mecca, and Medina. And this map here, this chart showing you the spread of Islam. on the western side, again, you learn more about here, Syria, and then this is Iraq. That side, we want to look at this site.

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What happens to the Muslims on this side, and this is having a big influence on us today. We may not be aware of it. But what happens to the Muslims on the western side is having a very important influence today. It is reported that in the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Roman Empire, which is called the Byzantine Romans, they were in this area Romans, they control the whole Mediterranean, the Romans attack the Muslims from the north. And so the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his followers, they left from Medina, and they went north to a place called tabuk.

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And they waited for the Romans.

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But a lot of put fear in the hearts of the Romans, they never came.

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After death of the Prophet peace be upon him, the Romans continued to come. And so the Muslims went north. And they defeated the Romans in this area here.

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And they realized that the Romans were ruling their people with oppression, they were raising the taxes. They were making the people slaves. And so the people living under the Romans wanted to be free.

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And so following the message of Islam, the Muslims began to free the people who are living under Roman rule.

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They freed the people here in Palestine. They went into Egypt, led by say that am I the last rhodiola one.

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And they opened up Egypt and the Christian people in Egypt, called Coptic Christians. And another group of Christians who are called Aryans Are you seeing these people assisted the Muslims

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and even the orientalist scholars, the western secular scholars will tell you that the Egyptian people themselves the Coptic, they fought with the Muslim against the Romans.

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And they opened up Egypt.

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Then they realized that the Romans were controlling the whole area here. So they began to go west.

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And a person by the name of the Nakia will be allowed one.

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He and other people, they continue to go west, until they reached all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. And it is reported that he rode his horse all the way to the Atlantic here.

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He rode his horse to the Atlantic, and looked across and said, If I knew that there was land across this ocean, I would take the message across.

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So he is a very important person to remember in your history. His name is about enough yet. What they allow he was Tabby from the tap in is a great savvy scope.

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Great Leader, he established as he called theta one.

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Now many of you have never heard of the city of theta one before. But it was the western capital of Islam.

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It's a very important city to know about. And if you get a chance, even to journey to and to take a visit, Pedro one was located in the deserts. Again to go back to our map. Here is your Tunisia present day Tunisia.

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And Pedro Juan was here in the desert. It was South because the Romans would attack from the north in their boats.

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And some of the people of the Berbers, the indigenous people of the North who had not accepted Islam, they would attack from the mountains. So our setup is based in the desert, which was the natural place for the Muslims to be in the desert region. And this here is a picture of Pedro Juan itself that I visited a few years ago. And it shows you it shows you the natural pools that the Muslims are built all throughout the area. And this is the masjid Oh

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By ignacia which is in the payload itself, this is a very famous Masjid and this one became became the seat of education and spiritual authority. It is in this Masjid and this is show you inside the masjid. What it looks like it is in this Masjid, that the great squat scholars of the molokhia

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the Maliki fic it is it is from here that they establish the rules of what is known as Maliki. This is the teachings of Malik Eben and you can you can put that over here. But the code over here

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the teachings of medic Eben Ennis,

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what is now known as Maliki fit, you know, you have Hanafi Shafi, hanbali and Maliki right. So, imagine Malik was living in Medina.

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And

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it was the first authentic book of radical Amata.

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Before Buhari, he for most was water.

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Mr. Malik was such a great teacher.

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That one day It is reported that the leader of Mecca sent a student to Mr. Malik. Mr. Maliki usually didn't listen to the leaders.

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But he said, Okay, what do you want? They said, this young boy, he is a good student. Can you take him? Mr. Malik said send them back. They said please email.

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Just it is the Amir who's sending the boys. So then Mr. Malik said he said the boy down and gave him an examination. He talked to him and he said, This boy has a future, put him in my halaqa put him in my circle.

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And the boy became the best student of Imam Malik. You know what his name was?

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His name was mama Shafi.

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Mama Shafi. That's where he comes from. He was the best student of Imam Malik and he went on to improve his school of thought.

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He went to Imam Abu hanifa got teachings from there and he made improvements to the fic. So the teachers of Islam, the Imams, were actually teachers and students of each other. They were not different religions, like Protestant and Catholic non Christians is not like this. They were teachers and students of each other. So it is here in badewanne. That the great leaders like Sano and Rahim Allah, they put together the teachings of Imam Malik, it was in this capital called theta one. l Madonna al kubra. These are the teachings of the great Emma, which make up the Maliki.

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Islam began to spread.

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And it did not spread in the fighting. It actually spread through migration through trade, wandering scholars, pious people. This is how Islam began to spread throughout the region.

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Also, people began to learn Arabic. And Arabic was not being learned only just to be an error.

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It was learned first, for the court and itself, for the sayings of the Prophet sell, sell them for Islamic knowledge, and then communications. It was the language of communication the same way I communicate with you in English language. But are we from England? No, there may be one. I don't know if anybody's from England. No, but we speak English. It's all over the world.

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Arabic was similar. They call in French lingua franca.

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It becomes a language used by people in order to communicate, you see?

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Right, a base language. So religion, trade scholarship. All of this was moving through Arabic language in the north, above North Africa, in what is now known as Portugal and Spain. It was called the Iberian Peninsula. The people were being ruled by a group called the Visigoths and their leader King Roderick. He was punishing the people.

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In Spain and Portugal,

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the Gothic people themselves. One of the main tribes was known as the vandals. The vandals and the vandals were a Germanic tribe. They were very powerful tribe, and they helped to destroy the Roman Empire.

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Italy

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Okay, so the vandals, they were the ones who were living in the area. So they called it a vendula sia and later on, it's called Angelou, sia and the Muslims say Al Andalus. So it comes from vandals.

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That's now Spain and Portugal. But you know, if you say vandals in English in I know American English, if you say zeds house was vandalized last night. You know what that means?

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You might not know this is my American sort of English, but when they say his house was vandalized, it means somebody robbed the house.

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But isn't the name of Ventus. See? So

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the people in Spain originally believed in one God, they were Unitarians.

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Because the teachings of one God had spread even in Europe itself.

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From long time back from the time of the Council of Nicea in 325 ad, they were believers in one God Unitarians. The Jewish people also, after that, never kanessa and the Babylonians, when they attacked Jerusalem, they escaped, and some of them went to Spain.

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So Jewish people were living in Spain also.

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Okay, but Roderick, when he took over, he was a Trinitarian. They believe in three Father, Son, Holy Spirit, right.

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these teachings originally came from the ancient Greeks from Plato,

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who believed in this logos. He believed in the and the reason, you know, and the spirits, the ancient Egyptians had Horus, ISIS, oh, Cyrus, the ancient Indians also had Trinity. This was a belief in many countries. So this Trinitarian belief came into Christianity in 325 ad at the Council of Nicea.

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Okay, so amongst the Christians, you have Unitarian Christians who believe in one God, and you have trinitarians who believe in three, right? So Roderick himself, who was ruling, he believed in three.

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And this is a picture here taken from Cordova for the advanced students who are here. It's taken from Cordova from the cathedral in Cordova

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which used to be a Masjid and I'm going to show you and now when the Christians took over, they put the graves inside the masjid.

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Now, this is a strange thing for those of you who study signs and symbols. This is a Catholic grave. But look at the idols that are on the grave. You see that's supposed to be a believer in one God right. But look what he has see Cupid.

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You know Cupid, Valentine Day, Cupid is there flying around. And then down here you have lions. And look here. There is a skull and crossbones. Does anybody know what the skull and crossbones stands for?

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If some of you know as pirates, pirates, you know, Pirates of the Caribbean, right? Right. Or you see black bait and blueprint, but you know what it also is the skull and crossbones is a free Masonic site. You will masons,

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not Jewish, it's masons.

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This is a mason site. Why does the Masons sign? What does it have to do with a with a Catholic grave? You see how strange that is? So the Trinitarian belief was bringing in a lot of strange ideas.

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Very, very strange ideas.

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In 11, the leader of the Muslims, his name was Musab didn't know.

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He was from Syria. He became a great leader there in North Africa. And one of the leaders named Julian or Elliot.

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He was a Christian. He was living in a place called SEPTA, or suta, which is a now Morocco.

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He sent his daughter to study in Spain and Roderick raped his daughter. And so he revenge. He was a Christian, but he was underneath the Muslims. So he went to ameerul momineen. Musab Mendoza,

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and he said, help me.

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This man Roderick, he is torturing and killing Christians. He's killing the Jewish people.

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Can you help us? So Musab Bindu Sara sent his general whose name was product Eben Ziad.

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Okay, he sent him across the Straits of Gibraltar. This picture here is actually taken from the Straits of Gibraltar. This is what it looks like.

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And Sonic Gibbon, Ziad crossed over the straits, he had about 7000 men. He needed help. And they said five. So we had about 12,000 men.

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When he reached on the other side,

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he

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came in confrontation with Roderick Roderick had 100,000.

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So it was 100,000 trinitarians versus 12,000 Muslims. Does that sound even

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know? But if you are a believer, it's even

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when the standards if you believe in a law, then it's even. Does anybody know why?

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Because you have angels mela, aka angels are with you.

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And also the power of Allah. You see, if you're a true believer, then 100,000 equals 12,000 is equal. That's pretty good. Odds

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are Allah puts fear in the hearts of those who do evil things. See? So Allah subhanaw taala

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gave todich a great victory. He landed on a mountain.

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And this mountain was called Jebel todich.

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Today you call this Gibraltar you see the name Jebel farak. The mountain of thought. Now you say Gibraltar, the sea it's Jebel Tarik Gibraltar.

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This is how the name is where it came from. This is the Rock of Gibraltar.

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This is where he left this is where todich land right in front of this mountain. That's today.

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It's right on the coast, right at the tip of Spain, right before the Atlantic

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sea itself controlled by the British now so it's still British territory, as Gibraltar. Okay.

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Allah subhanaw taala gave todich a great victory he defeated he defeated Roderick

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tonics troops. He went forward.

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And Tarik totally defeated Roderick, and Roderick disappeared.

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And Tarik continued to go north. Every place that todich went to the people opened up their doors.

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Because they said, you know you a small number of people, he liberated the people, the people under Roderick, they were paying taxes. They were slaves. And Tarik said, Now you are free.

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You don't have to become a Muslim. He did not force people to become

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your Christian, stay Christian. If you're Jewish, Jewish, we have no problem. All we want is justice. We want peace and justice in the land, no taxes. We want equality.

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People want to live like this. So they opened up their doors. So all the cities were opening up

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Cordoba, Toledo, Seville,

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major cities were opening up in Spain, every place that he went. This is a picture from Cordoba itself. Today, when you can still see the buildings of the Muslims who were living there.

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Following this Musab didn't Noosa himself. He went into Spain, he followed todich. And they conquered all the way through Spain until France.

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The whole country,

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opened up their doors.

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And they opened up the whole country. And they were about to go across the Pyrenees mountains. And they were going to go all the way back. But they stopped. The Khalifa in Syria, told them stop, consolidate.

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So they stopped.

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And now the whole of Portugal and Spain was underneath Islam.

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This country Al Andalus, which they call the end the loose, it became a very rich place. Because there was freedom. There was respect.

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And so 1000s of Christian people became Muslims 1000s became

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this is a very important point that the majority of the people who who accepted Islam, the majority of the Muslims in Spain, were not from North Africa or Arabia. They were the Spanish people.

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himself who became Muslims is a very important point. Okay, now

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the

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1000s of people came in and they became Muslim.

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Following this,

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a great leader came was name was observed men adopt him.

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He came from over in the Syrian side, and he became the leader of Spain. And he united, the tribes united all the people. And he took over the city of Cordova. And he made Cordova, his capital,

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Cordova. Okay.

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And the city of Cordova

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in the year 1000, you know now is 2000 right 2010 in the year 1000, the largest city in the world was Cordova.

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It had over 1 million people.

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It had

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200,000 houses 500 masjids mosques. It had 90 public baths 50 hospitals. The streets were lit everywhere. They had lights in the streets for miles. You could go running water was flowing. It took the other it took Paris and London 700 years before they had this 700 years before London had lights before Paris had lights.

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Cordoba was a beautiful city.

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You see, what was it based on? It was based on justice. It was based on equality.

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The court and and the Sunnah was being practiced by the people.

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They made their prayers. They paid Zakat they gave to the poor

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established

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Shura mutual consultation.

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As long as they did this, they rose in power to the point where they were the most powerful city in the world. At that time. This is a rise in civilization. This is from the city of Granada. This is postural Hamra, or the Alhambra palace, which is still today, that picture is today. It's still left there today. You can see where the Muslims reach the heights. But now something started to happen. In 1976, one of the leaders who name was Mohammed bin Ahmed, known as almanzora, he built a city called Medina to Sahara. And then a palace azahara was later built. And when these cities were built, they were the biggest most, you know, flourishing cities in the whole world.

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Along with Cordova, they were wonders of the world.

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But the problem that started to develop when they built these cities, this is not the early generation, this is now 200 years afterwards. And there's a famous scholar, his name is Evan khaldoun.

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And he wrote a mocha dama, he wrote an introduction to his history of the world. And in the mupad Dharma, he is saying that if you look at people look at society, it's like a circle. When people are just an honest and fair, they get for the land, he studied the Muslims especially, he said when the Muslims were establishing his

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power, when they started to leave Islam, and they started to love the dunya

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they started to love the world money, then they start to get weaker, and weaker and weaker. And so this is what happened in the time of the Khalifa, he was still a good person, but he made a beautiful building to beautiful, he started to love the life of this world.

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And when you love the life of this world too much, you start to lose your power he took from the poor people to make his palace.

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And so within a short period of time, his city was destroyed. It was revolution Civil War.

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See, and today you can go there, this is a picture today from Cordoba, where you can visit

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and see what is left of Medina azahara

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and this is what happens

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when you are not establishing justice. And in the north, the Catholic trinitarians they started to come back

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and they started to seize the territory from the northern side. Here you can see in the picture, you can see the the walls and you

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You can see what is left of the Medina to Zahara. One of the worst things the Muslims did

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is that there were different leaders in different sections. And sometimes when the when the Trinitarian force come, one Muslim said, I will fight with you against another Muslim.

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And when they did this, the Trinitarian said, Yes, I will work with you. They destroyed the Muslim then he destroyed the first one.

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That is one of the worst possible things, but it happened

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following this squabbling and fighting over money, tribalism

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leaving the sooner

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they started to lose the territory.

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They started to lose it they had to go south.

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Then they lost the city of Cordoba.

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And this is where the masjid was. It was one of the most beautiful masjids in the world. That was there and the Christians took it over and they turned it into a cathedral.

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And inside the cathedral now these are graves.

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Inside what used to be the Jamia Masjid of Cordoba

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when the Muslims went south,

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they stayed in a place called Granada

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and they stayed in Granada for 250 years.

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Allah bless them with a group called Elmo Robbie toon who raised raise them up.

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After 100 years, the manabi tune became weak and they went down.

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Then another group came called elmaleh. They raised them up after 100 years, they forgot the Sunnah and they went down.

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And so in the history of Andalusia, you will see when the Muslims are following the Quran and the Sunnah, they are high, when they leave it, they start to go down.

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You see, up and down, and this is our lesson. Remember what remember what the coroner said naka de casa see him ebrush only una Alba. There are lessons for those who will reflect.

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And you can see here in Alhambra in this what they call the court of the lions, they started to go to extremes. They had so much work They even made lions themselves to

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see so they started to go to extremes. And then they were suppressed. Now, what happens to the Muslims? This is a question that I want to show you. Because today we are suffering in many countries. In North America we are really being tested is called Islamophobia. It's where they put Muslims in jail and they make your life difficult. This is an example for us. Okay, in 1493

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you see 1492 let's go back a little bit. The final ruler of Grenada. His name was Abu Abdullah. They call him Bob Dylan.

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He had

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they had protected their land for 250 years.

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They started fighting each other and the Christian Trinitarian kings, the Catholic king and queen Ferdinand and Isabella.

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They said we will make a treaty with you. If you pay taxes to us. Your Masjid is safe. Your women are safe, your madressa safe. just submit to us. Abu Abdullah sign the treaty in 1492.

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This was a major mistake in 20 years they broke the treaty. They destroyed the match changed all the Masters into churches.

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they slaughtered the people.

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They drove the people out. And in 1493 they made what is called the Spanish Inquisition

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because they wanted to get all the Muslims and destroy the Muslims and control them.

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And so they start asking you the Inquisition is if you're if you're if you're not a Catholic, they say Do you believe in the Trinity? Father, Son and Holy Ghost?

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If you say yes,

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they might let you go. If you say no, if you're Jewish, if you're Muslim, if you're Unitarian Christian, they'll burn you at the stake

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and light you on fire.

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After this, even the people who said they were Christians, they started testing there

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is one case of a woman called Elvira. And because she did not eat pork, and she changed her linens on Saturday, they burned at the stake.

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Another example is if you were if you said you as a Christian, but you took a bath on Thursday night.

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They will burn you at the stake.

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Does anybody know why?

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Think about that. You took that you took a bath on Thursday night.

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Yeah, because Laila to Juma right then Juma starts after Margaret right. So if you took a bath that means you take in the whistle for Juma.

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This is a person who said he was a Christian.

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But they don't want any Islam less than you. They want no Islam.

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And so they burn you at the stake.

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And so, it is said that 2 million Jewish people, 3 million Muslims were killed during this time. 3 million. The Muslims they call modals. Maus

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is the same Conquistadores after they left out of Spain. And they came across Southeast Asia. And they came into the Philippines. They said no Ross

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is a morose. Right. That's why you say moros and Mindanao. You say moros. These are the seeds of a Conquistador ease. This is where they came from. That is the reason why they call you morals.

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Because under the Inquisition,

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the people who were Muslims, they say you are morals or morals. It's a Latin word for a person of color. It means you're a colored person. That's what morals means.

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Okay.

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If you were a slave who worked in their house, and you are still a Muslim, they will say my dad Jeff.

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Then they started to kill all the Middle Ages. And the one who is a Christian, but he's a Muslim inside. He is called moriscos.

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And the Jewish people are called medanos.

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See Marino's and the Muslim account moriscos. These are the people who traveled with Christopher Columbus. They travel with Vasco de Gama. They travel with velboa they traveled out with the Conquistadores. They were working on the books

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is a Moreno's and Modesto

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Muslims had to do something.

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The response to oppression for Muslims is jihad, that you should struggle with everything you have. If you cannot do this, then you make your migrations.

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The Muslims made migration and they went to a cross into Morocco. Algeria, Tunisia, even Egypt, Turkey, hundreds and 1000s of Muslims came across an endless escaping from this. See,

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interesting fatwah. It was made by the Mufti of Iran, Ahmed boo Juma Al megrahi, is in 1504. Now, imagine you are a Muslim. And you went to the Inquisition and you said, Okay, I'm a Catholic, because you're afraid right?

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Now you want to practice Islam, but the people think you're a Catholic. How do you practice Islam? The shift you made a federa.

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He used the example of a famous Muslim family in early Mecca. His family was called Allah le SS.

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The Father's name was yes if the mother's name was sumiya. And the son name was Amar.

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This is how the Yes sir, they were being tortured in Mecca. And one day the prophet SAW Selim came by them, and he said Subhan Allah Yasser Morita common agenda. He said, help patients family of Yasser your place will be in paradise. And Somalia, while they allow one half Juana. He was the first person to die Shahid for Islam was the mother.

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One day Amar came to the province of solemn he said, I have destroyed myself. And the Prophet said, How did you destroy yourself? He said, I said, Kelly, Metallica.

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I said the word of disbelief. He was being tortured so much, that he said disbelief.

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The Prophet said, How was your heart? And he said, My heart was not my inability, man. My heart was strong in faith. So the Prophet said you're still okay.

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So what this means is, if you are forced in the worst possible circumstances, the Mufti said, you can still be a Muslim.

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How do you do that? How do you make salaat?

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Everybody's Catholic, right.

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How do you make you will do the Murphy said walk down the street and tap the wall. And that's Toyama. You know, tell your mom it's dry. We'll do right. He said he walked down the street capital.

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Make that he said, makes a lot with your eyes. That's how you make a lot. Because if they see you, they'll burn you at the stake, right? So you said makes a lot with your eyes. He said you want to make your Zakat, then give somebody a gift and make Nia intention for the cat.

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If you have to take a whistle, you know your full bath, the whistle, he said, Make intention and jump in the lake and swim.

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That's your whistle.

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You want to get married, you have to marry in the Catholic Church. Then in the darkness of night, you make nikka

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janazah. You have to bury like a Christian in the darkness of night. Make janaza prayer for the person who died. This is the situation the Muslims when it is the worst possible thing that could ever happen. We have never experienced anything on this level. 3 million people died.

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million millions more had to live as slaves as more escorts they did not know their identity.

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And the years went by they traveled to different parts of the world. And the years went by underneath this room. The question is, could Islam

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and the spirit of Ramadan and the spirit of fasting could it ever return to these lands?

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Do you think that's possible?

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totally wiped out. If you read Spanish history now if you go to the school in Spain, they don't even tell you about the Muslim presence in Spain. Muslims rent in Spain for over 781 years. They had power in Spain. 781 years is a long time.

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That's a long time. Cordova remember it was the largest city in the world.

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In the year 1000.

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Great sciences and so many things were being done. And then the Inquisition came and then they were destroyed. They went down to the lowest possible point. Could Islam return by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. Now in Grenada, there is a Masjid there.

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The Spanish people living in the end the Lucien section of Spain.

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When the when the Spanish government now has announced it will be a democratic government. And so they allow the people to look through the history. When andalusi and people look into history, they see a slump.

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And so by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. There the Spanish people today are coming back into Islam.

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Here is the masjid right next to the place that was turned into a cathedral. That is a new Masjid that was built there in Spain. This is the masjid now in Granada.

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Alhamdulillah Juma is this is now this is right now. Yeah, yeah, this is this is the main one.

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The Juma Salaam is in Arabic and Spanish.

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And it shows that there is no power there's no glory except Allah subhanaw taala and this is the symbol of the Granada of the Muslims of Spain. It says well, that volleyball Illallah

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nobody can conquer you. Nobody can completely control you except Allah subhanaw taala.

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So the lessons we get out of this as Allah azza wa jal has told us, fuck Susilo cosas la la familia de facto, tell them the stories so that they will reflect. What we learn about the history here is that when the Muslims entered the lands and they establish justice, they establish equality. They did not force the Christians to become Muslim.

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They did not force the Jewish people, they live side by side. They use their knowledge in order to make the society great.

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They use the study of the Quran, to study science, to study all the different sciences that people need.

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The society had taxes that were not too heavy on the people.

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The society had a type of freedom in it. The Qur'an was practiced the king, the rulers of Islam, when the rulers were ruling injustice, they will walk amongst the people like average people.

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When this is done, then a law promised us to give us authority in the land.

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But when the rulers became greedy,

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and they started building huge buildings, and they go away from Quran and Sunnah

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As Arab versus non Arab, light skinned versus dark skin, this one against that one, then a lot takes the power away.

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This is similar to law. This is the way of a lot in his creation. He's also lobbied for the changing of society. So I leave you with Allah's words, in the law, you value Roma Beethoven hats, are you ready to Bobby unforseeable, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in ourselves. We have the ability to change today. Omar can be the leaders of the world, or they will be in the back of the world.

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Which direction we will follow? It is up to us if we do not. Then Allah has promised that he will bring another people he will replace us and bring another people who submit to Him who are humble to him, and who are strong against evil and disbelief. I leave you with these thoughts. And I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you were Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We want to open up the floor for some feedback. Some questions maybe that anybody may have, yes. The vandals.

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The vandals were the original people of Spain and Portugal. The original people then we'll call vandals. They were Germanic Gothic people who came into the region. Yes. So this is the layout. So now of course they've mixed with many different peoples. But they were the original people. So therefore ven vandals. The name was called vendula sia

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and then they change an Arabic to Mr. lucea. Or endless. That's where the name came from. But originally a dramatic type of track. Not any any questions. Anybody else? Yes. Okay. In terms of today, I have shown you what the principles are. And it's clear where Muslims are we are we have a chance to rise high or we have a we will continue to go down the choices on us now.

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Everything is in place. The choices are Muslims, which direction will we go? Unitarians, the Unitarians, after 325 AG.

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Constantine,

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he killed the leader called areas and he killed millions of them. And the ones that were left most of them became Muslim. They were living in Palestine, Egypt, Libya, North Africa, most of them eventually became Muslims. When you say Unitarians today in the United States or in Europe, it's not the same unitary.

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It's not the same one. So those original Unitarians, we don't really know much about them today. The problem is now with these groups, you have to see what their arcade is. If the aqidah is Trinity, then they follow the Catholic Church. Like the Protestants, they broke away from the Catholics, right, Protestants, they protested, but they kept the same faith. They just changed leadership. So you need to see, the Unitarians believe that Jesus was a man.

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He was a prophet. There's only one God, that was the Unitarian Christians. And they were all over the Christian world before 325. After that time, they were being killed.

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You see, so in Christianity, you had Unitarians and trinitarians. But when the Roman Church became Trinitarian, under Constantine, anyone who did not believe they will kill you.

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So this is the problem that that they faced all over the world. But most of them became eventually they became Muslim.

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Because Islam was the final testament. And when they saw Islam, they said, this is our answer. We were waiting for this to come. If you look at the life of the Prophet Muhammad SAW some of them. You see, when he traveled on the road, it was a monk he met behera

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he met a monk on the road. And then mistura a couple of times, in the journeys, he met these monks, they were people who believed in one God, there were even some hoonah five people who lived in Mecca. So there are some people around the world who still kept this belief that they were in small numbers. And when Islam came, they eventually became Muslim, because it was clear that this was the final message that came from after the time of Jesus. Yes, at that time, there was also in Iraq. You know, they made a study of cities in the year 1000. It came in Newsweek magazine, in the year you go back to the year 2000 News. And they said, What is the 10 largest cities in the world today, and in

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the year 1000. And I looked at the thing, six of them were Muslim cities, six,

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and they included also as forehand and Clara, Cairo and Baghdad, of course Baghdad and here so there were there were six of the of the major cities. Yeah.

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Yeah, they had, especially Baghdad, Cairo they had lighted streets running water. Yeah. 700 years, not electricity. They use electricity though. They use oil or oil in the lights. Yeah. But a lot of street was lit.

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And the water was running. Imagine this. And if you go to Grenada today, the same system for running water that they use 1000 years ago, they use it today. Same one. They just put cement over the stuff, but it's the same system. That's how good they were in terms of their map. Islamic Christianity. The difference is, in the time of the Council of Nicea 325 ad, right. Constantine was the Roman Emperor. So we gather together all of the Christians at that time, the leaders, he had some Christians who believe in the Trinity, three, and some Christians who believe in one God, Unitarians. These people who believe in one God, they were the Muslims of their times. You could

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call them Muslims before Mohammed.

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They are the Muslims. They are the Muslims before Mohammed. So some because Islam only means is Islam. It only means to submit to Allah.

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And Allah says in certain na Wanaka bafna. Frequently oma Chandra Sula, Hani, Abdullah was telling, but we have sent to every nation of Prophet that they believe in one God, and they stay away from false deities. So there were Muslims in all the countries.

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In other words, Yachty people who believe in one God, but in the last message with the court and coming now, the final last testament, once the people hear the last testament, that they should naturally become Muslims, they should follow the Quran because that is the last book that is set. But to be Muslim does not mean from the Middle East. Arab. No, you can be African, you can be Asian, you can be from America, you can be from anywhere.

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Right. But the last message is the court and itself, which is the final testament, sent to the Prophet Muhammad SAW something. No, yes. But after the Inquisition, everybody had to be Catholic. But the moriscos people, they kept their identity inside.

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Now when you go to lm Duluth, you see the people, he looks like somebody like you see this one, it looks like a Yemeni.

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You can see he's Yemeni. This one is a Yemeni. But he's Spanish, right. So if he goes back 200 years, he will see his family came from Yemen.

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But because of the Inquisition, he had to say he's Catholic.

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So now these people are the ones who are coming into Islam every week. They take Shahada

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every week, they're taking Shahada in Spanish in the masjid

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every week.

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Yeah, so this shows us not under the most difficult circumstances, we can still keep our Islam and inshallah we can come back into Islam as well. Now, yes. So it shows you that once we follow Islam, you see just because you're Muslim, don't think that you will get everything

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is a man is altobelli Sam, what does the cow balama God, you say it with your mouth, and your heart confirms it. And then your limbs you practice Islam. So if you say you're Muslim and you don't practice, then you're not really Muslim.

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Allah will not help you.

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If we fully practice Islam, then inshallah

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in some sort of La Ian circle, where you submit academically, if you help Allah He will help you and give you victory and he will make your feet strong.