Abdullah Hakim Quick – New Muslim Corner #1

Abdullah Hakim Quick
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of learning Islam to correct and authenticate one's faith, while also acknowledging the negative impacts of recent protests on their community. They urge continued passion for religion to ensure everyone is fully vaccinated and to honor their Islam. They stress the importance of researching worship practices and witnessing worship experiences to ensure everyone is fully vaccinated.
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Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa Taala Satan was Celine Ali, he was so happy about it.

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So we're continuing with the new Muslim corner. And the idea of the class, really is to have a space within the masjid within the community, you know, where new Muslims or people who are reviving their faith can come and go to the foundations and get some direction and also have their questions answered. So this is what the idea is. So there is a body of information that we want to sort of follow to get across at the same time. It is set up in such a way that it's informal. So the questions you know, you could ask questions on different topics. Of course, when it comes to the politics of the Muslim world, you know why

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Why this country did that, or why this person, this is not the right place? You know for that, because this is really to deal with

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the basics, and giving more perspective about the basics. And so from the previous class, we had recognize that there was a great scholar, CD observer, mana architetti. And he was a North African scholar.

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And he wrote a text to deal with the basic principles of Islam, which, for young people, for beginners, for those who are building a foundation, but it was interesting, because he made a preface like an introduction. And in he said, what is required of a new Muslim.

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And that's something that you don't normally find, you know, within the writings of, you know, Islamic scholars, so to speak.

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And, you know, his foresight

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was surprising, you know, for me, because there's a lot of good points that he made,

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which are very relevant to people who are just coming into faith. Because we know that generally speaking, people come into Islam. And, you know, there's a family or an individual who brings them to the masjid, you know, and then they take shahada, and everybody hugs them, and, you know, whatever. And what happens in many cases is that

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after the crowds are gone,

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people sort of leave them and then he or she,

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actually by themself.

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And so you're by yourself, you've accepted Islam, you've made this commitment, but you don't fully know what it is that you're committed to. And then you have baggage, you have family, you have traditions, you may have medical problems, mental issues, whatever every human being, you know, has a form of baggage that they're carrying, in other words, their difficulties. And so Islam as a way of life set up to sort of ease those difficulties.

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And so, we looked in the first periods,

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to the writing of, of CT abdomen,

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and we went through some of it.

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And

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I want to emphasize, really the first point,

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because this is really the most serious, you know, point, you know, that he made, and that is that what is required of a new Muslim, is to correct and authenticate your faith.

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Okay, and the fact that he said, Your faith means that everybody has a faith. So whoever you are, whatever your background is, whatever you call yourself, there is a concept of

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life and death. There are powers in a universe that are greater than us. You might call a nature, you might call a dialectical materialism, if you're a Marxist, whatever it is, but everybody, unless you're not in your right sense, recognizes that there is there are greater powers in this world. So how do you relate to the greater powers?

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Where did you come from?

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Where are you going, because everybody has to die, we ask that we have to leave this phase. This is what makes up in a sense, from a personal level, people's religious sort of beliefs, their systems, then, of course, you know, we are taught that, you know, the Creator of the heavens of the Earth did not leave us alone, but intervened with the sending of messengers. So throughout time, they have been messengers, prophets who have come to every nation in every tribe. And so there was a prescribed way that was set up.

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And so some follow it, some don't follow it. But in any event, correct, and authenticate your faith. This is this is the first and key point. Now the other points

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that we have, there's a lot of issues concerning the limits concerning your obligations. And I had recommended to the class a book by Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi. And we found a copy of this here. Halal and Haram in Islam. Does it say who the who the publisher is in this

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American trust the American trust publications, right.

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Okay. Yeah. So I mean, you know, this book I is really important book, in a sense, so this is what it looks like.

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As I'm sure you can get online, if not, most Islamic bookstores here and mainstream Muslims will have this book. Okay, the lawful and prohibited in Islam right by Yusuf al Qaradawi. Okay, so this is an excellent book, because he goes through different aspects of life.

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And he is the kind of a scholar who wanted to take Islamic jurisprudence out of the classroom and make it real. So he looked at issues that you wouldn't know about, unless you really study,

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you know, jurisprudence, and you sort of pull it out. But things like even personal hygiene, how you dress,

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your marital relationships, recreation, how do we enjoy yourself? Sports in Islam?

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Okay, so that's something that is not going to be so easy for somebody, you know, to look in some of the Islamic references and find something about sports in Islam. Okay, so he dealt with practical issues, which is what the new Muslims actually need.

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But since we've covered that, we're going to go on to continue the flow of the class. And we look, we want to look at the point of correction, and authentication of faith.

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And so this brings us to the terminology, which is called Tawheed. And Tauheed, from the Arabic Wahida, you are Hindu, which means to make things one to unite. in a religious sense, you could say it's monotheism. Okay, the belief in one God. And

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that is the essence of the message. That's the essence of being Muslim.

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Because if you asked people questions, what is the most important thing about being a Muslim? What's the first thing that comes to your mind?

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If you ask the average person? Okay, what is the most important thing about being Muslim? How do you think they would answer? And I don't mean, you know, answering me the way you think the answer should be? What do you think people would say?

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What's the most important thing about being Muslim?

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With non Muslims know what a Muslim would say?

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Okay, you're right, that's technically speaking. But if you ask the average Muslim, like, what is the meaning of the priority about being Muslim? Because we

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What's that?

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How you live your life. But you see, most of the Muslims. They practice Islam based on culture.

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So in other words, you're Muslim, because this is what your father and mother did. This is what your family did your village, your people. It's like a cultural Islam.

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And so, for many people,

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the most important aspects might be superficial.

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You It might even be halal food. Like some Muslims do all kinds of things. There was a place in Cape Town

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in South Africa that I lived for many years. And the enemies of Islam here, they wanted to divert the youth. And so they set up

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this place dockside and they put it down by the waterfront, where a lot of the youth would go on the weekends. And it was shaped it looked like an ottoman mosque.

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Okay, and it was like seven levels of discotheque rave, all types of things were inside there for the youth, right? And they set it up to attract Muslim youth to

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so they would go inside there and

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all kinds of things were going on. And, you know, unfortunately, many of our youth get attracted by the life of this world. And, you know, there was a case that I heard of a Muslim who is raving, you know, they're dancing around and they're taking ecstasy at the time was the big drunk. They would take an ecstasy and then they went up to the fifth level. And there was a, you know, there was food there. So after they're raving around and they're high on ecstasy, then Then they said to the person, do you have halal food?

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Now, when you put that together, this person has broken the limits of Islam. But the most important aspect to that person would they have to eat halal?

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And if there was pork there, they would be disgusted.

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And they wouldn't eat it because they're Muslim.

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See.

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And so that maybe is based upon a cultural thing, because they've seen people in their family do all types of things, but always made sure that they had halal food.

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When we were living in Medina, I remember you know, my wife, we were living with the Bedouins. And in Medina, and you know, my wife went amongst the Arab women were just coming from the desert and, you know, real Bedouins. And at that time, because this is in the 70s. And at that time, they weren't complete

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hijab, you can only see their ankle, you know, or something like that. And so she went amongst them, she had learned enough Arabic so she could function. So she was amongst them, and they're talking and everything. And then she's looking at her watch. And she realizes us a prayer is going out.

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So she said to them, and these are Arabs of Medina. And she said, I need to make salah.

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And they said, Okay, if you want to make slack over there, and you know, it makes a lot. So she went and made slot and they continued fooling around and everything like that. And so she realized the most important thing, stress to these women, is that you have to cover up

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like half of their religion was wearing a hijab

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to the point where they could miss a lot, and don't care.

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But to go outside without the hijab on,

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you see, because that's what their families or the society emphasized.

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The reality is, if there could be any

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description

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of a Muslim, any word to describe what a Muslim is the essence of Islam, it is Tawheed.

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And that is the oneness of the Creator. That is the essence of what a Muslim means.

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Okay, it's not the beard.

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It's not the food. It's not the language. Right? It's, it's that strong belief, clear belief in

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one God.

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And we are taught that prophets and messengers came to every nation and every tribe. And in certain now, this is the 16th chapter of the Quran. In verse 36, it is saying, well, a cut bath Nafi coldly OMA 10 Rasul Allah, enable the law which turning out and we have sent to every nation, a messenger,

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informing them that they should worship Allah and avoid false deities. So every nation and every tribe, Prophets came to China.

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Prophets came to India, Prophets came to Africa to Europe, Prophets came to the Americas.

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And

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alone, the Amazon River, and I may have mentioned it before, that, you know, in one of my travels on the Amazon, it's the deep Amazon in Guyana, you know, because if you go south and Guyana, you can actually meet tributaries, you know, of the Amazon, and then meeting the Aerotech people, and I spoke to them to the leader of the tribe, and I asked him about their beliefs. And you know, he could speak, you know, English guy in his accent, whenever he was ever Indian.

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And so he said, Yes, we have other Yalie had a Yalie. So what I described to him, he said, we have this concept, it's otherworldly. And I asked him, Do you know who taught you this? Was anybody in your folklore, or your traditions? Who taught this concept of otherworldly? And he said, We don't know that. But from what we've learned from our ancestors, we should believe in this great spirit.

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And people

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understood it in different ways.

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There are some parts of the of the Amazon

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deep into the Amazon, although now it's being encroached upon, where the people, they have no contact

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with civilization, so called civilization. They don't know Jesus, Mohammed Moses, they are not any of this.

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Right? They are on the fitrah and the natural sense. And according to Islamic scholars,

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they will be judged by Allah subhanaw taala based on their beliefs, even though they never heard about Islam, in a formal sense. Islam really is submission to the will of God.

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So if the person is living deep in the bush,

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right, and they believe in one God, they're trying to be a good person. Then technically speaking, that person is Muslim.

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Right. So this is our concept. And that's different than the Christian missionaries. Because when the missionaries came, they looked upon the indigenous people as infidels,

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right? So they are all disbelieving infidels. And if they do not accept the blood of Christ, then they are going straight to hellfire. That is the concept. That's not our concept. Our concept is everybody has a belief.

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And what we are doing is just giving them the final message. So it is the final form of Tawheed. Although he came to them,

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they may have a strong concept, they may have a weak concept.

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But we don't assume that they have no religion. And this is a major mistake that some people make when they look at traditional religions. So they say, Okay, in this country, there's

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Christians, there's Jews, there's maybe Hindus, then there's some people with no religion.

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So they use this term, no religion, what is no religion?

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What they mean is, it's no major religions. But everybody has concepts. Okay. So, so, this is very important for us. And, you know, in the first 100 years after the death of the Prophet SAW Selim Islam, you know, spread rapidly to different places, because Muslims and countering all the nations listen to people

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and even accepted certain concept for amongst, you see.

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And so, the whole idea, you know, is to bring out of people, you know, what was naturally inside of them?

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Okay, this is why, you know, some people will say, you know, you have the word convert, so this person converted to Islam.

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Okay, but then other people say, No, you can't say convert, so you should say, like, River.

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Okay, because you're sort of returning, that, you know, even river convert, you know, pervert all these, you know, Earth type things,

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you know, these concepts, you're really welcome.

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All these different concepts. You know, these are really

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it's somebody embracing Islam,

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reverse probably the closest, because they're returning to what they naturally were when the child is born, every child, we believe is born in a state of Islam.

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And that's one of the big difference between Muslims and Christians.

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Because the Christians believe that the child is born in sin.

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Okay, because of Adam, going way back to Adams time, that Adam and Eve made the mistake and they ate from the tree. So this original sin, they call it, the original sin is on every child. So when the child is born, it's a sinner. And unless the child accepts the blood of Christ, then it remains in sin. That's totally against logic. It's against nature, and it's against what the the the great religions have revealed. You look at the child where the child

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I mean, if the child's father committed murder, is it right? To put that child in jail because you couldn't catch the father? No.

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So the child is pure.

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And according to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, that is the parents that will change that child into a Christian, or a Jew, or a fire worship or whatever.

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The parents are the ones but the child is born pure

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in an estate of Islam.

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So, this is the essence of the word Tawheed. itself. I want to as we go along this this is supposed to be an informal class. And, you know, even if there are any questions to me that come, you know, online, if anybody has any questions about the different sections, you can check there. If anybody online, you know, wants to ask a question about something, you could put it into the chat box, you could ask a question, you know, as we go along, you know, and certainties and anybody have any questions, you know, up until now, you know, the floor is generally open

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or anything anybody would like to say.

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Now, this towhee remember that the chakras saying correct, and authenticate your faith? This is the key thing. You have to deal with your faith. You got to bring it back to this

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concept of Tawheed This is the most important thing for a new Muslim. That's more important than you know, wearing hijab, or growing a beard, even eating halal. The most important concept is the belief in one God.

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And there is a famous as called Hadith. And that is a saying of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. The hadith could actually be somebody, you know, describing him saying something, but it's coming from the Prophet peace be upon him. So we call it Hadith. And the companion his name was widely enjoyable

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rather than juggling, and rather been Jebel

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was somebody who was very close to the Prophet peace be upon very close.

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And

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he was so close that the riding horses are the riding camels, that the Prophet peace be upon him, would sometimes let was ride with him on his animal. So there's a horse somebody's back, if you write, like today, it's a motorcycle or something. And somebody's holding this case, it's a horse or camel. You're and you're so you're that close to the person. You're actually touching the person. That's how close Murad was to the Prophet peace of mind. And that is a special position because he can also ask questions.

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So he has the ear of the Prophet right there. He can literally ask him so that's so Ma is a special Companion of the Prophet peace be poem. So this hadith is very important tradition. And, as it says, as I've translated here, for you, and Wilde said, I was writing behind the Prophet SAW Salem, when he said to me, Omaha Earth, so in other words, they're writing and they turns to math. And he says, Omaha Earth, do you know what is due to Allah from his creatures? And what is due them from Allah?

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Tada de Mahakala halili bad or Mahakali? Bad Allah Allah. Okay, what are the rights that Allah has on his create creation? That's a serious question.

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And then what other rights the creation has on Allah?

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And Rod responded in the way that Companions would respond? He said, Allah and His Messenger know best. You see today, you say, Well, my opinion is, I feel this is the world we're living in today. You will Google it real quick.

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You'll get an answer. But the companions with their respect for the privacy salami said, Allah, Allah, Allah wa saluja, they know best, you know best. So he continued, profit continue what is due to Allah from his creatures, is to worship Him alone, and never to associate anything with Him.

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Okay, that's the first part. So the main right that Allah has over us, is not your halal food.

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It is to worship Allah and not associate any partners with him.

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Straight belief that's the main

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duty, or it's the main right that Allah has over us. And then he continued, and he said, What is due from Allah is that he would not punish anyone

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who does not associate partners with him.

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So if a person did not associate partners with Allah,

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if they had pure belief in the Creator,

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they didn't believe the sun was their God. They didn't believe the moon. They didn't believe in a trinity, whatever it is, partners, they just believed straight in the Creator, that Allah will not punish that person. So this is heavy. This is some heavy information. So then rod said, O Messenger of Allah,

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Allah Aubuchon Ness, may I not then give glad tidings to the people. Because naturally, he's got something here now. And he wants to jump off, you know the horse and run to the rest of the companions and basically tell them, the main thing you got to do is just worshiping God.

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And if you do that,

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you're not going to get punished in the hereafter.

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Okay, but then the Prophet replied, No, do not reassure them less they rely on the promise and lapse in the service to Him. Lead to Bashir home for your tequila. So he said do not

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tell these people this, don't tell the rest of this. Because if you tell them this, all they're going to do

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is just make sure

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They only worship Allah. That's all they're gonna do.

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And they will become lazy with the rest of the things that they have to do. Because there's a lot of things that you got to do in this world. There's 1000s of things. But they would focus on that.

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Now, what is interesting about this tradition is that wealth

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relates later. He never told anybody this. He kept it inside, until he was on his deathbed.

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And when he was on his deathbed, he had heard other traditions that said, Do not hide knowledge,

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do not hide not, he was hiding something.

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And so on his deathbed, he revealed us.

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And what this showed, is the importance of Tawheed. That is your beliefs.

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Right. And now, you know, after long after the time of the Prophet SAW seldom when Islam had spread and encountered Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and a lot of other belief systems came in. So the Muslims had to

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codify this. They had to like, understand what it really meant from the original traditions, and then put it into a system. So that if somebody wanted to know how to worship Allah alone, and not associate partners with him,

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then there's a system for doing this. And so they use the term Arcada.

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So you hear this word being used, it's an advanced word, but you hear the word, Akita and that means your belief or your creed, what are your beliefs?

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Now, people take this word, Akita today, it can be used for a lot of different things.

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But the essence of it

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is based upon traditions like this, talking about the belief in one God.

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So this is this a powerful tradition.

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You know, and it emphasizes the importance of Tawheed. So one of the systems, I want to bring you one concept of scholarly way of approaching Tawheed. Because, you know, there was a group in America, this has happened in other places before too. But to give you an example,

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in the 1930s, in America,

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Islam was exotic, it was far in the Middle East or in Turkey, or in Africa, people in America, Canada did not really know what Islam there are few Muslims around, but they did not really know what it was.

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And at that time, there were even people who said like, in the city of Detroit, this one father, divine daddy grace, Father divine said, I'm God.

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And he looks so good. He wore suits, beautiful suits drove in a Cadillac. You never saw him making mistakes. So some people start believing maybe he's God was appeared on earth. And the Christians believe that Jesus was God. So the Christians already believed that God could be a man.

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Okay, so that concept was there. So during that time, an individual appeared, you know, the strange individual appeared.

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There's so many

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concepts of where he came from, Allah knows best. And he began to teach a number of activists, and they formed the group, which was later known as the Nation of Islam.

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And his name was W. Feraud. Muhammad, they called him, okay, and his main lieutenant,

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was a person called Elijah Poole, who changed his name to Elijah Muhammad.

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And this man, Fred, he taught a mixture of Islam and

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Mason teaching Christianity. It is a mixture of a lot of things. Okay. But nobody knew what Islam was. And so he taught that and Elijah then I don't know what came to him, but for ad because the group became dangerous to the American government. And there was a theory that Japanese wanted to organize Afro Americans, you know, because this is like World War One World War Two, right. So the Japanese infiltrated America and they want an afro Americans are the most dangerous group in America in terms of somebody, if you turn against the system, you can really hurt natives that destroyed

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but Afro Americans still have some power. So the Japanese were infiltrating

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the groups, and so they arrested for it.

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And he vanished. Elijah

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said that man was Allah.

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And I am the last messenger.

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Now, I believe is that Allah is the Creator,

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right there before all creation. And the last messenger is Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah Elisa to Islam of Arabia 1400 years ago, Americans didn't know that.

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So they had a good organization. They followed a person named Marcus Garvey, who was a Jamaican organizer who did really well organizing black people in America.

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And so they would say, there's no God, but Allah. And Muhammad is his messenger. And when they said that, they meant there's no God, but for Rod Muhammad, and Elijah is his messenger, that and they were walking around the streets.

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They are walking around. When I first became Muslim, they were around, they start calling the black Muslims. They didn't call themselves Black Muslim, the columns of the Nation of Islam.

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Okay, but eventually, when solid knowledge came into our communities, with a lot more people came from overseas, and then American studied Islam and came back. Right, then people realized that, you know, this was not the true teachings and Elijah could qualify as one of the great liar prophets. Because there's a number of liar prophets predicted to come. Okay, so the point I'm trying to make is, they use the word Allah.

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So just the fact that you use the word Allah does not necessarily mean

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that you mean the Creator.

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We have to qualify whether it is your Tawheed has got to be qualified.

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I was some years ago, I was teaching in Jamaica, and we had a masjid in the community. And at that time, check Ahmed Deedat. You may have known him from South Africa, his teachings, everybody was studying his teaching how to debate with Christians.

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So the brothers and sisters, they knew their deedat system. And we had good relationship with Christian communities, and the rest of our community of

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Presbyterians, I believe it was. And they, we needed to have these ovens in order to carry on a fundraiser. And we borrowed it from them. And so then, as we were returning it to them, two brothers got into a debate.

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You believe in three gods, we believe in one God and they're going back and forth. The minister came along.

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And the minister said, now, we believe in one God.

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And the Muslims was stopped.

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They didn't, I came walking along. And I'm watching this right. And then I said to the minister, okay, you say you believe in one God. That's Tawheed. Right? Who's that? God?

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He said, Jesus.

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Jesus is the God.

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You see. So technically speaking, it's Tauheed. Right? But his monotheism was for Jesus.

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So it's got to be qualified.

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Preston,

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a person whose models, it's still?

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Yes, so what we're saying is, is that if a person I gave the example of a person living in the Amazon River, who has no contact with societies, and they believe in one God, and they live a good life, then we consider that person to be a Muslim.

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Even if they never heard of Prophet Muhammad Sosa, because Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet, he's not the first

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100 over 124,000 prophets came to the world, every tribe had one every nation at some point in time, you see,

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so So the Prophet Muhammad salah, he's only the seal is the final prophet. So we don't judge people.

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You know, just because they're not Muslims, because they may have more Islamic qualities and some Muslims.

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They are Muslims, right? Because Muslims is believing in one God, but they're not Muslim in that what you were talking about before is like, what do you consider beings to like, like, people will think about the whole following all the rules and following and thoughts on the Sabbath technically, right when we're talking about what Muslim means, right?

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That's what it means.

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But the person is innocent. In other words, if the person never heard the message

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Then they will be judged the scholars say they will be judged based upon what, what they have done. If they heard the message, and they rejected it, that's different.

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They heard that message clearly described to them and they reject the message, then that's different than somebody who hasn't heard the message.

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Okay. Or somebody who's heard that distorted, hurt and distorted. You know, whatever. Like, even some of those people in the Nation of Islam group, even though they call themselves Muslims, they're in the same position as the Christians who believe in Jesus because they thought that that man fraud, Mohammed, who came to the States, United States, he was God.

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And then, a group broke away from the Nation of Islam. After Elijah Muhammad died, especially, and they call himself the Five Percenters, they were in New York City.

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And the leader, his name was Allah

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was the leaders name.

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And then he got gunned down in the streets of New York gang violence.

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So it says Allah died.

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That's how crazy the situation was.

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So that we need a system now

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to be able to

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understand Tawheed properly.

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Remember what CD of the man said, correct. And authenticate your faith.

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This is the key thing you got to do in the beginning. And so this is a system

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and as maybe other systems as well, but this is one way of protecting yourself. And so the Tawheed we're talking about is based upon three sections.

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Okay, the first is called Tawheed or Rubia.

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And that is that Allah is one in his rule.

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There is no rival for him. Allah has one in his rule, rub the Lord there's no rival the second part is to heat a smaller subset. And that is that you

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you have this unity of Allah names and descriptions, Allah is One, His names and descriptions, there is none like him.

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Okay. And three, Allah is one in his divinity and worship, there is no partner with him. This is called Tawheed al Kulu. Here are two hidden a bad

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okay. And this is very it's the beginning of the road in terms of al Qaeda to know what this is. But this is advanced studies when I studied in Medina, in Aqeedah class you study these in details.

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Right, you got it is 1000s of books written on this, and debates and you know, this is serious, these three categories, but it's the beginning of the road. Okay. And in that sense, let's look at Tahira Rubia. So the first part of your Tawheed is to really say that Allah is one in lordship.

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There is one Lord.

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Okay. And there are other people who actually may have

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a similar thing. They believe there's one Creator,

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other religions, you know, may have that, but then have some other weaknesses. But this is the base part of Tawheed. Okay, and it's clear in terms of the proofs of the existence of Allah, right? You look outside, you look at the heavens and the earth, look at all the systems of life. Right, so these are some of the arguments, you know, to prove to hito Rubia think about it. Okay, next is that the creation itself must have a creator. If things are created, where they come from.

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You see, there's got to be a creator. It doesn't just come out of nothingness. And even an atheist will try to argue with there's no God, there's no God. Okay, how did everything start?

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So they say, well, one molecule bumped into another one. And suddenly this happened and that happened to now you have this world that's illogical.

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There's gotta be some, some intelligence divine intelligence that put this together okay.

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And this is where these are some of the points right? You see the beauty in the in the order of creators what Rubus so the word rub, we say Allah when you learn the Fatiha, it says, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. So you say all praises to Allah La

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Lord of all the words. So the Lord is your, your sovereign, your Sustainer, your protector that we believe is Allah. So that's the first part that we need to believe about the Creator.

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Okay?

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And it's a natural thing and the concept of the fitrah means that like I was talking about the innate nature in humanity, the child has got this, everybody's born with this. And it's only your social your culture or whatever, that might take you away. Okay, everybody has a feeling of helplessness. I don't care how big and strong you think you are.

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When you get sick, and you're down

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that big, strong fader or that rich person becomes helpless

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when they're sick. And that is one of the good things about Ramadan too, because when you fast, you start realizing that your body is weak. It's gotta be sustained.

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Okay, so the rub, then,

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you know, out of, you know, love and care for creation set prophets and set books. All this is part of Rubia

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Okay, so this is the first thing that we need to understand when we're talking about the Creator. Okay, so that's Tokido Rubia. The second part is when you say Allah is one

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member monotheism now, you're saying Allah is unique in His names and descriptions, unique

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Okay, and if you look at the at the bottom here, in the Quran, it says, Lisa commit li he che with with Samuel Basia, it says, There is nothing similar to him, meaning to Allah, and he is to all hearing and all seeing nothing similar. So immediately, if you had to heal us, Moussa fat, right, if you believed in the uniqueness, that when somebody said this man for art is Allah, you say no,

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you see, because he's a man.

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And the Quran is saying, There's nothing similar to Allah. So there's nothing we can imagine in this world.

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The sun, the moon, the wind, nothing that is similar to other. So that is the uniqueness. So when we say Allah is One, we are saying that we accept all of the attributes and the descriptions of Allah that He has revealed. Because in the Quran, in our teachings, Allah reveals certain descriptions about himself. You can say there's 99 names, there's even some more but there's 99, famous names of Allah. And you'll see the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious, you know, the lord the king. You know, there's so many of 99 names, right? So we accept all of these names. And we don't try to change the names. We don't try to subtract. We don't try to add anything on to these names. Okay, this is so

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heated, asthma was so fat.

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And so this is important now, because one person say, That's my look, the Nation of Islam even said, that facade, Muhammad

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was Allah. And this is what they actually believed. They believed that there was a spaceship flying around the universe. And every 144,000 years, one of the scientists beamed down on earth and He is Allah.

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They actually talk to people this, but that spaceship, and these aliens have this power.

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Okay, so they believe that Allah was the Lord.

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Right, but in a smaller SIFAT they strike out, because there's nothing similar to what

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you see. Now, this can get very philosophical, right, this section, but the basis of it

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is that there is nothing similar to Allah.

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But he is all hearing and he is all seeing. So how would you interpret this?

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This is this verse. See what it says? There's nothing similar to him.

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But here's all things and He sees all things.

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So it said hearing and seeing, but then the Scarlett said you cannot say how he is

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or how he sees he doesn't have a giant air.

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Giant microphone a giant?

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No.

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We don't know how it is that Allah can hear all things and see all things

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because there's nothing similar to other

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that's the second part of your Tauheed

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Okay, so he does mouse

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Have any questions on that part of this can get philosophical check and see if there's anyone questions online.

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So,

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for example, the Christians believed to be humanists and the spirit. There's a lot there's a lot this is a slam describe the physical traits of Allah. Say that again. It's slow. How is Allah characterized? For example, the Christians believe human spirit.

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Describe the physical traits of abundance.

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Yeah, so this verse here is a good example.

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It says laser committee he shade there is nothing similar to Allah.

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So that means that you know, nothing physical. You can't say as a giant man.

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You can't say like the sun.

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Like some people, many people believe the sun was God.

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We can say that because the sun is a creation.

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You see, but at the same time, he's hearing everything see and everything. We just say the K fear. We can't say how Allah we don't know how Allah can hear or see everything. There's nothing similar to Allah.

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Okay, so we don't put a physical form on Allah. But at the same time, we accept the fact that Allah He is all Enciso

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we accept that.

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Okay.

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Next question.

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A couple questions, but they're a little off topic. Yeah, so

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yeah, don't leave it if it's political questions, anything. You know, this is not a political science class. Yeah.

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Like my friend's mom, right? She said that everything has gone isn't stable. Right? Like you know, the food is God like it's just because she doesn't speak English. Well, but she's like saying like, the food has gone she Muslim? No, but she's just saying like, everything has gone yeah, yeah.

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Yeah, so I mean, you know, this this is a concept in terms of life, the life force. So she's talking that every living thing you know, it's part of creation so everything okay, so there's even some religions like an India they have the Jain religion and they believe that God is in everything. If a mosquito is on them, they won't kill it.

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They just blow it away because if you do that you kill them God because God's in the mosquito.

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So they believe that every part of creation but we say there's a difference between the creation and the creator.

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In other words, we believe that at one point in the beginning of time, there was only Allah there was no creations no sun, no moon, no earth nothing. And Allah said Be and it is and then the creation started. So, Big Bang Theory, whatever, they have all these theories about the universe, it starts you know, life starts, right. But the creator is not the creation, the creator is there before the creation and separate from the creation. So so that that person this is the type of belief where the people only believe in that which they can see the things that are around them.

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Right, and from that belief, they would even say, you know that the greatest creation is the sun

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because the sun is the biggest creation, the most powerful creation and so sun worship came out of you know, some of these beliefs as well. I have a Muslim friend She's like feel bad like stepping on adsorbs yeah

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yes, well, this this is good in the sense that you know, they are creations you and you shouldn't just be killing you know, to kill things. The only time we're allowed to really you know, take the life of insects is if they're harming you

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if they're attacking you and harming you that's not but otherwise no.

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So so there's nothing wrong with that.

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What she means by a lot because because to me, it might be that what she means is a lot of created everything but she's just using the wrong words to describe it to say a lot of things I'd be curious to know like I asked her she said this like unless creations so right feels bad to like you causing harm with but our souls are like it's unintentional. If you're walking in at this moment, it's hard to point that like your friend's mom who says I was

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good all the things. She means like if you asked her what do you actually mean by Oh, she was basically saying like to

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value everything. Like because

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Oh, I don't know she was saying, right you should value everything. Yeah. And even amongst Muslims because in the Hindu religion and other ones, they had this concept of life forms, right, the Jain religion. So even some Muslims said and this is a fairly common thing amongst people, Muslims are not educated. They say Allah is everywhere.

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Okay?

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As I was everywhere, so Allah is everywhere, in the sense that Allah sees all things and He is all things, but Allah is not down on Earth everywhere.

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Because otherwise, I'm sorry to say it, you'd have to say Allah is in the toilet.

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Right? Allah has not everywhere on Earth. But that's a concept that is out there amongst Muslims, even today, we don't understand. You know, what they're talking about to one scholar even said, they started connecting to Allah. And they started saying Allah was in my pocket.

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Because of Allah is everywhere. He said, he's in my pocket.

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So it can get so what we're saying is, if the Quran talks about Prophet Moses and Musa alayhis, salam,

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he was a very

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questioning type of person.

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And even asked Allah to see him.

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It's in the Quran. And when Allah just sub something of His Majesty,

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the mountains were crumbling, and Musa fell down on the ground.

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I don't want that said I don't want to know.

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So the creator in Arabic, they say colic and muck look, they say there is a Creator, and this creation.

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Once you are created, you're not the creator. Like I don't want to get too into philosophy. But to get the concept, once you're created, you're not the creator, because somebody created you.

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You see, the creator is the one who creates from nothing.

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So somebody might say, Well, I'm a creator, because I made the best cheesecake ever known. I created it. And somebody will say, No, you didn't create the cheesecake. Because you took the flour and the sugar and the blueberries and all the things. And you've mixed it together in a genius way, and you baked it and you made this nice cheesecake.

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But the one who would be the creator and say,

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Be and there's the cheesecake, that would be a creator. And nobody can do that.

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Nobody can do that.

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Some magicians try to play games on you.

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But they can't create from nothingness. Creating from nothingness is the Creator. This is a deep philosophical point. By the way. If you go into Islamic history, and debates amongst Akita groups, this is a deep point. Okay, but we're just dealing with the basics now. In terms of, you know, this verse is so important.

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There is nothing similar to Allah. Nothing.

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But we accept the fact that Allah sees and hears everything.

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But we don't know how it is that he doesn't. You try to say there is now your you have to say something physical, right? A giant ear?

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Something.

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This is definitely something I've heard that

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worship a lot as though you see him? And if you don't see him that no no, that he sees you and when is that? Yeah, so this isn't a famous we call Hadith Gibreel when the angel said to the Prophet, what is SN? What is righteousness? And the Prophet answered and said, You worship Allah as though you see him or he sees you. So that has always confused me the concept of worshiping Him and though you see him because it makes me think now you're trying to visualize which I obviously don't think that's what you're trying to do. So I struggled with trying to understand that, right, but but he's saying that, you know, it's like, he's like, as though you see him, not you see him, he's just

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giving you an example to make it real to you.

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You see

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if somebody you love, like, passes away, you know, you can still see them in your heart. Like they're

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in relationship. You're not seeing them physically. Yeah, I mean, it this is only Yeah, this is just an example. You know, using you know, I forget what the word of is now, but but but but this is like using an example of something but it's not actually it. Like I one time I was with this scholar, we were in Los Angeles, and we were just going on to the LA freeways. These are some big highways. And as we were

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Going into the freeway.

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I noticed, you know, my friend, the chef, his back got real stiff, and he was driving. You're like really like good Canadian driver, right? Like this, right? And I was wondering, because he's usually a playful guy, and you know, whatever. And he suddenly is like this. And I said, like, you know, share what's happening, man. And he said, la PD,

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Los Angeles Police Department. He was being followed by the police. So when the police is and back of him, right, so you worship Allah, as though you can see him. He looked at his mirror, and he saw the LAPD. So therefore he would follow every single law.

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Right? So he's just given that as an example. But it's but it's not to say that Allah and your proof is this. There's nothing similar to

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that what's that?

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Call? Sure. You mean like humility? Right?

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Right. Right.

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Yeah, so this is SN. Now you just just like my friend was following every law, if we really felt that Allah is watching us think about this,

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you would not do you would not you'd feel something here, you will not scratch it.

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You wouldn't make any movements out of place, right?

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So the more of this,

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yes. And this righteousness you have. That's the higher Islam.

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So some people just get totally lost in the sense where they're making slot they don't even care what's going on. Because they're focusing on the Creator.

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You see.

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So this is the second part is very important.

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And the last part, which we're going to round off for today, is Tauheed. on Hulu here

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are two hidden ibadah.

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And this one, the unity of worship.

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In other words, we believe that God is not just the Lord.

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Not just has unique names and descriptions. But Allah is the only divine being

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the only perfect divine being, and also, that Allah is the only being worthy of worship.

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The only one that's so when you do that now, now that's different. Because remember that this bird frog, he had come to Detroit, he's a human being he's got a trip and fall down.

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This is a Divine Being and worship, the only one worthy of worship. And when you use the word Allah,

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right, meaning, you know, God, his one whom everything turns to an worships. So the only one worthy of that, that's your toe heat. That's the third part, right?

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And it means that your EBA is a state which combines to perfection of love, submission and fear, your total submission,

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your sincere you're, you're conforming, you know, to the to the rules. Okay. And in the Quran, inserts on average 162. It's talking about the Muslims prayer, sacrifice, reverence, fear life, death should only be for Allah.

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Okay.

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This is Tokido Abaddon.

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Now it is this form of Tawheed.

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Which really caused the problem for the prophets. Because if you come to people and you say, Well, there's one Lord.

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He's a sustainer of life, many religions and people, they say the king was a, well, that's fine.

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If you say, Well, my lord is unique, is divine, is, that's fine. But if you say Allah is the only one who deserves to be worshipped, now you get the problem.

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Because whatever they worship before

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you say a no, they worship the same God. The king was worship himself. Because many kings like some of the Pharaohs of Egypt, the kings of ancient Persia, they thought they were divine

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in themselves, so you are now saying, You're not divine.

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I'm not going to worship you. I'm going to worship only Allah. That's where confrontation came.

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So that is called to heeded a bad.

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You see, so we study these things. This is the beginning of the world just understand what it is. But the more you go in knowledge, you reach the point where you're on the highest level of Islamic Studies, you'll be stuck

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Seeing these things.

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But on a higher level, what is actually mean?

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You know, and so this is your your unity. Now that's your monotheism, that Allah is one as the Lord. Allah is unique in His names and descriptions. And Allah is the only one who deserves to be worshipped. You get these three together.

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Then now your Tawheed is, is airtight,

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you have more protection, not 100% Nothing's 100% But you have a better chance of not falling off remember the hadith of wrath, that the main thing Allah has on us is to worship him and know nothing else.

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Worship Him and nothing else. That is the main Huck

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the main right that Allah has on people.

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Which is this is the essence of Islam. That's the bottom line. And a person who's coming into Islam or if you're reviving your Islam, focus on this focus on this point. Because this is the key to being Muslim.

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Not long beard,

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tall hat

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or whatever it is. These are all these can be good. Some societies men don't have beards. So

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the key thing for to be Muslim is Tauheed.

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So this is the third

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any questions on this check and see online if anybody has any questions about Tahitian a bad

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to heatedly bad? This is the big one and we will spend some time you know on toe heatedly better. This is going to be the pot in terms of correcting and authenticating faith. This is the path that we will go into. Because this is more practical. Very practical. We face every day. Question from online. There's a lot of questions, but there are topics.

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Wow.

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Talking about indigenous people, some people are talking about like,

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okay, the indigenous people going, what's the question about that?

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Can you please advise us on how we can support and collaborate with indigenous people in the world? And why this matter should be important to Muslims. Okay, yeah, that that is off the topic. Because because we're basically talking about it is important to deal with indigenous people. There's no doubt about it. But that's another topic.

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Yeah, I mean, I brought it up just to show you about indigenous belief, right? I'm talking about in terms of belief now question.

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Elaborate on the sincerity that come from?

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Yeah, so in terms of worship, you know, one of the key aspects of Ibadah

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is sincerity. And that is the person sincerely is doing it for Allah and not doing it for other people.

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You'll see some people, they'll come to the mosque. And they're worshiping, they seem like very concentrated in their prayer. But then if you saw them somewhere else, they're totally different.

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That's, you know, but if they're really sincere, they would be sincere outside the mosque.

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Because because they're doing it for Allah, they're not doing it, because there's a crowd around them.

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There's a difference in that.

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You see, so so so this is what it means the person is really in submission.

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They really want to submit and sometimes there may be certain things you don't fully understand.

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Right, but the person wants to submit. And so they will, you know, they believe that he as long as it's authenticated. Remember the scholar said, authenticate your faith, make sure you're getting it from the authentic sources. If you're getting it from a good authentic source, then you know, struggle with it.

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It may be difficult fasting, why you can't drink anything all day. You can't eat anything all day.

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But we struggle with it. And eventually we realize that the benefits of fasting

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so many benefits. Now there's doctors and everybody talking to you about this fast fasting. Different forms of fast now, but before here, there wasn't many people talking about fasting, think you're out of your mind.

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Eat as much as you can.

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You know, so we struggle with it. And we can fall that's what Muslim meets

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right and that is that sincerity.

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Like

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consciously want

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to

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just be

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interested or not interested for now.

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I'm not like exploit not

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even exploring, you know, I mean, you know your faith, it rises and falls, there's different levels. And at some points in your life when your faith will be stronger, sometimes it'll get a little weak.

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Right, and it's different levels of faith. Nobody is on the same level. And, you know, the more knowledge when a person enters into Islam, there's an innocence, there's a purity and innocence. But that has to be combined with knowledge.

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You have to know what it is that you're doing. Because that innocence can be taken out to the wrong direction. Just like many of the people in the Nation of Islam, they thought that this man for odd Muhammad, he was Allah.

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And I met some of them. And I argued with them.

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And they said, No, our God is a real God, Your God is a spook God,

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you can't see him.

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You know, as as a man, look at him.

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You know, like, they really believe that,

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you know, me, but they were they were misguided. And so the innocence that they had was used by somebody, you know, who use their innocence to build up the organization. And what we're saying is we want knowledge from Revelation. That's why we go to the chorale itself, we go to the words in the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and then you can get you go to your sources, right. And you try to authenticate as much as you possibly can. There are many Christians who are very sincere people.

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That's why the Quran calls them with a Darlene. They like lost their sincere, but they're lost. And the Quran says you will find the closest one to you. Is is a Christian. Basically, the Christians who are sincere, that's going to be the closest person to you.

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They just lost in a sense that they got taken astray by some slick, you know, priests in the system, but they may be a really good person inside.

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And Allah knows best.

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Because it sounds like to me for Christians, and seems like the Nation of Islam, that there's something so for us the second pillar that you had about, like uniqueness, like to me, the fact that a lot is like nothing else, right? makes me stronger in my belief that that's a lot. But it's like for some for like Christians, for example, the fact that they can see somebody or they know this person is closer to them, they see something for some reason that they feel that that makes the person it doesn't make any sense to me, but it seems like that's, but this is a natural thing. I mean, the fact the question is, I mean, the fact that people,

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you know, will worship, you know, a person or you know, image, you know, like it's a natural thing, it is, in a sense, people generally follow their senses, what you see what you smell, what you taste, what you hear, we generally follow that, okay? To go higher than that, you know, means your intelligence your, it requires, although, through our intelligence, and our senses, we can recognize there's something greater than this. If you really logically look at life, and look at all the systems of life, you know, there's a higher intelligent being,

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okay, but the easy way out, is the individual. And that's the danger because what happened with the Christians is that in order to control people, the European nations, they started making Jesus to be a white man.

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And they say Michelangelo, drew his uncle, the Sistine Chapel in Italy. And so they they painted Jesus to be a European looking person and saying, that's either the Son of God or God.

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Okay, where's descriptions? Jesus wasn't was Semitic. He was he was coming from, you know, the, the, the, the Hebrew people at the time, and they were like people of color. Even the Bible said, you know, he had like, you know, skin is like bronze and here is like, curly,

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what's left at the Bible, but the description they gave, they used it. So then, if you keep looking at Jesus as that, you know, European man, then when a hippie, a hippie guy comes along with long hair and a beard, you know, European man. He's God, like,

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some people say he looks like Jesus. He could be a drug addict.

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But they say he looks like Jesus. Because the painting right

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that's why we have

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pictures of Prophets.

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We have some descriptions but no pictures.

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Because once you get the physical picture of somebody, that's what idol worship, that's how idol worship began. And some, you know, religious historians will show that people believed in God, and they had a great leader. And when and when that person died, somebody select Draw a picture of him, so we can remember what he looked like.

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And then the next generation said, No, we want to know his body shape and everything. So they made like, a body shape statue. And suddenly people started worshiping the statue.

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Because if you look at the Hindu gods, for instance, Krishna,

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and Shiva, these were like peep Princess Princess, they were people in Hindu culture.

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Look at the history of Shiva and Krishna and, and Vishnu and whatnot, you'll see, they have images of them.

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You see, so that's why, you know, the true, you know, you know, worship. There's nothing similar to Allah.

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Question. So I was actually like, Jehovah's Witness, okay.

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That's right.

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But for what I was taught about Jesus was like, Jesus was a perfect life, like, as Adam initially was before the sin was committed. So it's like, a perfect life in exchange for that imperfect life. So that we may live. I just wanted to know that the Jehovah's Witnesses, they believe that Jesus was the Son of God, right?

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Yeah, like he's like, closest to God. Right. So like,

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so God, God manifested Himself in Jesus, right? No, no, no. So I believe that God was was separate.

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Okay. And Jesus was created by God, a perfect man. Right? And Jesus died for the sins of people. Yeah, he was crucified.

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Jesus died in exchange for that perfect life. Right? Right. So therefore, that is similar, that that concept of, you know, the sun and that perfect sun, that Trinity concept, you know, of Dying for the Sins of people that was already in, in a group called Mithra and Mithras. It was an ancient religion, where they actually believed that Mithras was the Son of God, and He died for the sins of people. So that was a belief that was in the ancient world. I wanted to know like, what does Islam so so so what Islam is saying, is that Jesus isa Lai salaam, he was a creation.

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And his mother, Mary, may Allah be pleased with her. She was a virgin. And she gave birth to Jesus with no father. Allah breathed his spirit into her and she conceived.

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Okay, but the fact that she conceived Jesus with no father, does it make him a god? No, it only proves the power of God. We don't believe he's right.

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But we're raised to believe that he's perfect creation because you don't like how it's like all men after Adam and Eve are sinners. Right. Right.

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Right, right. It's passed on to us in our DNA. Right, Jesus? Did they have a separate like how Adam initially was a perfect man. Right.

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Right. Right. So so so the difference is that,

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you know, Jesus is a creation, Jesus, easily Sam was a man. We believe he was a man. He was created in a special way. But he was a human being who made mistakes, and perfection. Remember, to heal a smile, write the names, only Allah is perfect.

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Nothing else. A human being cannot be perfect. Because once you say your human being, and you get hungry, and you gotta go to the bathroom, and you lie, or you make, you're a human being, you're part of creation. And Jesus, the reality of Jesus was, he was an anointed, he was a Messiah. And he was special, but he was not God. And he never said that. And even even in the even in depictions that they have with him on the cross. He says, Oh, God, oh, God, why have you forsaken me?

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Right, who you call into?

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You know, and so, Christianity, what the Jehovah's Witness did was, they cleaned up certain pagan beliefs. Like they're similar to us, no Christmas, no Easter. You know, these things. They cleaned that up, but the Aqeedah

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they believe, see this Tawheed if you put their beliefs through this, it would make it

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So when Adam like, and you've one day disobeyed God, what is the belief that what happened to that like? So when they were initially created,

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like its belief in Christianity, like they weren't perfect, right? They were perfect creations from God. Not perfect whatever creations Yeah.

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Perfect.

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Yeah, so opposition is a human being has the right has a choice, we have a choice to do right or a choice to do wrong.

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Okay, so there's no perfection in a human being. But there is a choice. And so Adam and Hawa and Eve, they were in a state in the garden, you know, in this special condition, but they had the choice. And when that fruit was given to him when shaytaan came, you know, and they both chose, we believe it wasn't just Eve's fault, both of them, they chose and they ate.

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But the difference is, the Quran says they asked for forgiveness, and ALLAH forgive them.

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See, the Christian believe that was an original sin.

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So and it's passed on from generation to generation. So for us, the sin ended there.

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Because they were forgiven. But their punishment, in a sense, was that they had to go down on Earth.

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So they now had to live on Earth, and go through changes on Earth, and whatever. But in terms of the sin,

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that's Toba, the repentance, they made repentance. And the Quran said it was accepted.

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You see, that breaks the concept of original sin.

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There's so many like differently than I heard that when they took the fruit, there was a knowledge that God didn't want them to have that they started, like, you know, wanting to cover themselves and stuff. Like they started to see themselves in a different way. Like before, they were like comfortable with who they are. And then they just stopped they started to, you know, feel uncomfortable. Yeah, I mean, there's a lot of details in this. You know, in terms of why they wanted to take the fruit, whether it gives them everlasting life, you only gives them power this details, you know about that. But when they did that their nakedness was revealed.

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Yeah, so, so naked was revealed, and they had to go down on Earth. And now you got to go through all these changes and your families. But when the child is born, the child is pure. That's a big difference between us. The child is no original sin. And that's weird. Jehovah's Witnesses even group, another group that tried to clean up Christianity Seventh Day Adventists. They tried to clean up a lot of things to the paganism. But if you go by this Tawheed, they won't make it here.

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They can't make it through this.

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Right? This is a tight this is you want pure toe heat. They got closer than the Catholics. The Jehovah's Witnesses, they took off a lot of the paganism of the Catholics. But they didn't make it all the way. The Aqeedah is still the basis of it is there.

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Seems like like you're saying they like Adam lifestyle was perfect until he committed the sin. Right? Yeah, that's what I was taught. Like.

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It's just a general. I don't know if it's because of the language. Yeah. Just misusing. It seems like that. Perfection even when talking about Issa is more so like being sinless. And there's they're attributing a sinless to being perfect, whereas for us only Allah is perfect. Right? Right. But like the prophets, they didn't, I don't think they committed sin, right. Not major sense. But the thing is, but we believe that the prophets did make mistakes.

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They're their sins, but they're not like our sins, but they did make mistakes, you know. And so, Adam and Eve at that time, had not committed wrongs. That doesn't mean they were perfect. No, because they are humans. And the human has the right

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to choice. So we angels just obey.

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Angels do not disobey. See, but humans can obey or disobey.

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Punishment right? Usually when people think about punishment logically, you want there to be a reason that you're being punished, right? Even though you're forgiving. Sometimes you don't expect like, you know, the way you would just like, You're forgiven. You're not going to be on the board. Right. Sometimes you still get punished if you are forgiven for doing something wrong. Consequences. Yeah, I mean, the you know that there are consequences sometimes, you know, that's why Tober remember, like when you're making repentance, healed, part of your repentance.

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is compensation.

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So if you really want to repent from a sin, you owe that person something, this compensations. So so this is part of the process of repentance is not just saying well off, forgive me. And that's it. There's other parts are in the process of repentance, which is a very important concept.

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And the other questions online, non political questions and things, dealing with it with our class.

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There's a question here.

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In what form do we see online?

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Yeah, so so it is said that the believers, the greatest part of

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being in paradise in the next life would be to witness the Presence of Allah. But no description is given. When the Prophet SAW Salem went on, on what is called Mirage, ascension, you know, he went up and he got closer to Allah than anybody. And they said, What did you see? And he said, light,

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there was a veil of light, nothing else.

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So that's something which is not described. And only believers will know in paradise itself.

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I'm not sure if this is related. I can't really tell. But somebody is asking why is there so much bigotry and racism amongst Muslims from the Quran and Sunnah?

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Yeah, so why is there so much bigotry and racism amongst Muslims? When the Quran is the, you know, the revelation, the Quran, and the Sunnah, you know, is there any original form, you know, that Muslims are people?

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Right, so human beings have the choice to do right, and the choice to do wrong. Just like you see the sons of Adam, right, Cain and Abel.

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Right one of them, you know, Cain, he went one to kill his brother.

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Now why, just out of his own greed, but as is his parents, his father was a prophet, we believe Adam was a prophet, a prophet.

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You know, but still, that's the nature of human beings. So therefore, that's the reason why Islam, there's so much emphasis on purification, purification, purify your thoughts, purify your body, purify your wealth, purify your life, because we're in a constant struggle. We're constantly committing sins, and you constantly need to purify, and nobody is free of this. Until you enter the next time, one of the great scholars of Islam Imam Ahmed eBid, humble Rahim Allah

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greats, one of the greatest scholars in Islamic history. And they say when he was on his deathbed,

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and his students with him and his family, and he said, law, bad law bad. And one of the students close to him said, Imam, why are you saying Not yet?

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He said, Because shaitan came to me

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and said, Imam, you make

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you're in paradise. He said, Not yet.

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And this is one of the greatest scholars dedicated his whole life. But even up to that point, he said, not yet.

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Until you try and make you go over.

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Not yet. So that is our condition. So we should never feel like satisfied or like, we know everything, or we're perfect. You're in constant struggle.

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And that's why that's the beauty of having five prayers in the day.

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And having fast because it's constant. It's not like on the weekend, like people get caught, unfortunately, in the, you know, secular, you know, Judeo Christian week. And you know, during the week, you're, you know, you're working and everything, and then Friday night,

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you start loosening up, and then Saturday night, they're partying and you know, getting high and fighting, and said Sunday, they go to church and say, Well, God, forgive me.

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They dropped the ball, especially on Friday and Saturday night, they dropped.

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You see that in the last form? It's constant.

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It's a constant thing that goes on every day. And not just on you know, the special days.

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Question, what are some of the conditions for come forth?

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So so so some of the conditions of tahirul Ibadah is what we will be studying. As we go on, we're going to it's going to open up for us, you know, what is the proper worship? And what is you know, to hear about it's going to open up for us. So, that will be studying as we go further, to hear about the first two forms to hear Rubia that one is more

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theoretical, philosophical

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