Pivotal Moments in Islamic History #8 Letters to the Kings

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sara walima, Arkadin, Nabina, Muhammad and while Ali he was happy about it.

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I'll praise the due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be constantly showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and on his family as companions and all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment, my beloved brothers and sisters, to our friends to our viewers, As Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah we thank Allah subhanaw taala for this gift of communication, whether we are communicating life, you know, at our center or online,

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may Allah make it easy for us to transfer this information and to keep our spirits high. In these very difficult times, that people are living in today,

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we are looking at pivotal points in Islamic history. And the reason why we are looking at these key juncture points is because with these great events, these great happenings change came about in the Muslim world, the relationship between Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, his companions and the rest of the world changed. And we are in need of this so much today in the world, with our Ummah being in tremendous crisis. We are facing calamities, we are facing crises throughout the world, especially the situation in Philistine and Palestine and Gaza, it has reached critical points. And so it is it is really incumbent upon us to try to stay optimistic, to try to have the

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greater picture of things and realize that much of what we are going through today has happened before in the past. The difference with what happened in the past and today is probably social media.

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Because now we are actually seeing what is going on. With our eyes that follows us around we are able to get eyewitness testimonies, we are able to hear sounds to to see things which are horrific. Another issue too is the level of technology. And so the weapons of mass destruction that are being used by the enemies of Allah and the enemies of really humanity and life have reached a point where

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we are actually in danger of destroying everything.

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And so it is critical for us to stay grounded, that we will not be lost in the events that are around us, lost in our emotions, but we are grounded in the last revelation. And we are grounded in the Sunnah of the way of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. And with this grounding we are able to withstand withstand what is happening. And the Prophet peace be upon him spoke about in a famous tradition that the nations would pounce upon this ummah

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they would call each other in a way like somebody's calling their friends to eat food. So just picture somebody sitting down on his bed and calling his friends to come to her. Come and eat this food. You know that is here. And the Companions asked the Prophet SAW Salem will it be that we are few in number, our main pillar Yama, either the other Salalah we're not we were very very small in our numbers and the proud

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Hassan Salam said well enter your mighty then cathedra you will be of great numbers.

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Well, I cannot come with Kousaka Goethe sale,

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you have great numbers you are numerous, but you will be like the froth of the scum, with which which moves along. On the oceans, I lived in Cape Town for a period of time. And there in the south, on the coastline is a lot of foam. And so you see this foam, and as you look down at the sea, and there are seaweeds and sticks, and it seems like there's a lot happening, but actually, it's very weak. If the tide carries it in, it goes in, if the tide goes out, it goes out. If a force, the wind carries it to the right, it goes to the right, to the left, it goes to the left, this is the closer

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they appear to be large a number. But yet, they have no foundation, there is no weight, the roots are weak, and so they're shifted around as the times and

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the Prophet peace be upon them, then explain to his companions, that Allah subhanaw taala would take the fear of you out of the hearts of your enemies, and he would put a one who put a disease in your hearts.

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And that's very interesting, because this fear is not a fear of a terrorist, or the fear of something evil. No, it is, is it is might and respect. And the the Muslims in the in the beginning of whenever we practice our Islam we had is and this is this might also means a disease that comes out of it. And disease is something dear. So you are you are respected you have high worth, that'll be taken out of the hearts of your enemies. Look at what is happening today look at how the international media is dealing with the plight of the Palestinian people, especially the Muslims. Look at his house is dealing with us what happens in Afghanistan. Look at how it is dealing with the

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confusion in Sudan and so many places. But if you look at the Ukraine, if you look at the European countries, America, Europe, then you'll see a totally different type of respect and action. That's that is that's being Aziz being somebody that is very dear, and having great value. So the Prophet said that would go

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and you would have a disease and they said what is this disease? And he said hope but dunya ricotta here to note. You will love the life of this world. But you will hate to die.

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And so when this hope when this love of the dunya this greed comes in our hearts. We don't want to get rid of it. And we see it now with the Gulf countries we see with Muslims in many parts of what they don't want to lose their World Cup. They don't want to lose their money they Lamborghini or their new cars. Are they a rave and they are selling discotheque and, you know, they're constants. They don't want to lose the dunya because they love it so much. And that's foolish because Allah Allah told us when Mel hieratic dunya ilimitado grow the life of this world is nothing but material deception.

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And so we're being deceived, literally deceived. But this would come into our hearts. And you can see the reality now and that has happened historically to Muslims. And then a shift came, a wake up call came and that wake up call is hitting us all over the place at all different parts of the world. And so it is when that wake up call comes, or when a pivotal event comes, it changes our relationship with the world. It changes our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala and that is what we need today.

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And when we look at the life of Prophet Muhammad Sal Sal them of course, Islamic history, the best generations the best example of Islamic history is the beginning. Because the prophets of salaam said hate on us colony, toda la nina your Luna home to Medina, yo Luna home, the best people are in my generation, and then the ones that follow them and then the ones that follow them.

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So the best examples is this first generation because not only is it important on a human level, but on a divine level Allah azza wa jal used

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For the people at this time, as a base for revelation. And so the revelation is interacting with the life of the prophet saw Salem. And by interacting with his life, it gives us meaning. It creates a type of roadmap, a template that we can follow to the Day of Resurrection. And so in looking at the life of the prophet saw Salem, we see in the medina period,

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the great Salah Abu Dhabi, and that is the great treaty that was made and who they be in with a Qureshi who wanted to destroy the Muslims and would not allow them to make over a treaty was made the Prophet peace be upon him and his followers, they had to go back to Medina. And that appeared to be a loss. But actually, it was a great victory. Because what happened was war was averted. And we see what happens with what we look at Palestine, we look at other places When war comes, is destroying everything around it.

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And in peace, it's a different situation. So with this treaty, the war is put aside. And a treaty means two equal sides are coming to the negotiating table. That's a victory in itself. In the same way, when the so called humanitarian pause, happened. And when hostages are being exchanged between the two struggling Park parties, the dddd illegal state and the innocent, innocent Palestinians, they were equals, because as hostages are one side causes another side, that's similar to who they be in the sense that the fact that you are equal changes the situation.

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And it also enabled peace to spread. And so the same way you saw with that humanitarian pause, you saw what happened during that short period of time, and things are changing all around the world. And so you see that the Israelis, they started it back again,

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because they wanted the confusion that comes with war. And so in this case, and that's why, around the world, we are all struggling to get a ceasefire to end the hostilities in Palestine to end it anywhere where Muslims are under the gun in the world. We want peace, we want a ceasefire, because then we can carry out what we have to carry out. In the case of Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom, he and his companions, they were able to make the Omura, the lesser pilgrimage, and they returned to Mecca, and they were able to visit their homes and the Quraysh couldn't do anything. So that was a victory in itself. Not only physically, because they were able to return to their homes and even see their

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properties and whatnot. But psychologically, it was a great victory for the believers. And and so it'll fit this great chapter. Allah tells us that this is fed time, Medina, that this was a clear victory. Now what happened after this time, and we're talking about the sixth year after the hijra, and this is a pivotal year for the believers is that now the Prophet SAW Selim began to look out, the war is halted on the inside, there is peace in the land. So now he can go back to his Prophetic Mission, and take it to a new stage of development. So this calm, that happened, enabled the new stage to evolve. And that was where the guidance would go, not only to people in the Arabian

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Peninsula, but the guidance would go to all of the people of the known world. And so it is during this time,

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that messengers were sent with letters to the kings of the world. And the Prophet SAW Selim was was unleaded person, because there are only a few people who wrote At that time, in the Arabian Peninsula. They were intelligent and memorize 1000s of lines of poetry and but it was not it was an oral culture. So it's not and so the Prophet peace be upon him then had a special ring, a silver ring, he wore a small finger to be developed, and you can see what is an artist's conception of the impression of the ring? And it is saying Muhammad Rasul Allah. And so with this, he would sign so he would use to stamp the letters. And so people we realized that this is genuine because no

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nobody else would dare to wear a ring similar to this. And so with this, he sent out letters to the major empires of the known world. And when I say the known world, people at that time in terms of the Mediterranean terms of Africa in terms of Asia, that was what is known. We recognize because we are living in the Americas, that there were great civilizations across the oceans as well. They Peruvian civilization in Pedro. Also in Mexico, the Olmecs. The Mayans, and then later the Aztecs. These are major civilizations, there are pyramids, that are the size of the pyramids in ancient Egypt. Also in North America, the city of St. Louis Cahokia, it had over 100,000 people in the city,

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they had three storey buildings. So there was civilizations but it was so far away in the periphery, Australia being so far away in the periphery, that it was not well known to the people in the heartlands of the world civilization at the time. So the areas they knew about

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this is the next stage, the areas they knew about, he would then communicate. And that is his mess, his job as the messenger of Allah alayhi salatu salam, remember, a Rasul is like somebody carrying a letter. Okay, so it's not his letter. The Quran is from Allah subhanaw taala. And so his job was to give it not only to the people in Arabia, but also to the rest of the world. And so, let us are now sent out to the kings, and it is reported that in the 60 year, the same year that a letter was sent out to under Joshi. And let us go back a little bit and recognize that the companions of the Prophet SAW Solomon and Meccan period, they made a type of Hijra a migration, not to Medina, they went to a

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harbor shop, they went to Ethiopia, and they traveled into you know, that region, and they met the great Najafi. In English we say the Negus he was actually a ticket, amen. And so in the ticket a language of Ethiopia, they say the gash the gash. And if you go to Ethiopia today, you can actually visit the town of the gash. And there he is buried. 15 Sahabas died also during that period, when they were there in Alhambra. And their graves are there in the village of the gash and you can go there from Addis Ababa, you can fly to the gash, and you can actually visit this. What is important about this history is that the Joshi and that's his title, just like Caesar of Rome, his name was US

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Hama,

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so as Hama under Joshi, he had first

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taken in the believers. And it is thought that there was some sort of letter that was also sent in the beginning. But basically, the Muslims were represented by Jaffa, Ibn Abi Tada Graviola. One, even in the first higit with Mandy Binney, if you had actually gone, you know, they're sort of big Sahaba, who actually had to represent the province on Sunday, but it's the early face of the Revelation it is during the Meccan period. And so it is during that time that our US hammer, he accepted Islam secretly, because they were Christians, we say to a Coptic Christians, there was a struggle between remember the Council of Nicaea, where they struggle between, do we believe in one

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God? Or do we believe in the Trinity? Remember 325 ad, Constantine, the Council of Nicaea. And the council's decided to take the Trinity, and that was decided to be the basic faith of Christendom. And with the power of Rome, it was sent around the Roman lands, but there were also people who refuse to accept this. We recognize this right from the beginning they were more hate doing. People who believed in one god Arias was probably the most famous of these people who believed in one God. And so, up the Nile, when you go south up the Nile, the religion had spread, Mark

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disciples actually died on the Nile that was in Lower Egypt, what is not present in Egypt. And so up to now Arius himself was a Libyan Bishop, but he was based in, in Egypt. And he was Alexandria. So the message would go up the Nile, and what up denial to and harbor Shah, to the people of what is now Ethiopia, and Iran, Syria. And but there was a struggle going on like the rest of the Christian world, between those who believe in one God and those who believe in Trinity's. Okay, so that struggle is going on. So as Hama had to be secret about it, he embraced Islam, and he sent his son automa, according to our sources, with 60 writers to announce Islam.

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Unfortunately, they perished at the sea. And they were not able to make it to Medina, but Allah azza wa jal revealed to the Prophet SAW Selim, through the angel, about the Islam and the Jash, that he had actually embraced Islam, but a letter was was sent to him. Now, this map, again is very important, again, sort of a modern day map, because there was no like Riyadh and Kuwait and countries like this, but you can still see from this map, you see Mecca, you see Medina, now go across, right across from Jeddah, and mechanicing. Port Sudan. But then if you go now South, because they went south, to what is now a smarter, erotic area, so this is where they landed, right on the

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coast, there of erotic area. And then they went up into what is now called Ethiopia, that's Highlands. So they went up into the highlands. And so

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it wasn't the sixth year that we know for sure. This letter is now coming. It's very interesting to see the style of the letters now this is the Prophet SAW Salem, you know, who's starting off as an individual in Mecca, not knowing that much about the world, just a few journeys, Syria. But now he's an international statesman, a person whose people were basically idol worshipers who did not understand the people on the book. But now, he is dealing with interfaith, he is calling people of other religions and using amazing techniques. And you can see on the left is a copy of what is left of the letter. In the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul. We have what we believe to be the originals of the

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letter. So in this letter, the basic translations is saying in the name of a lot of Beneficent, the Merciful from Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah to the Joshi, Osama tempera of Al Hubbard

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and then he would say in his style, Suleiman Allah minute Tamia

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peace be upon him who follows guidance. See, that's an interesting way to give slaps, right? It's connected with guidance for those who follow it, and Baba. So he said, Verily for You, I praise Allah, the One whom there is no deity except Him, the soul King, the holy, the source of peace, the protector and The Guardian. Now, if you look at the beginning of the letter, because you're dealing with the people of the book now, and we recognize the Quran teaches us that although they are gone astray, they have something left from the book. And so you deal with them in that sense of toe heat. So in a toe heat ik sense, is speaking to under Joshi in a prophetic way. And he's praising Allah,

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the Creator and Allah is known, those who translate from Arabic, even Christians use the word a lot to mean the God with a capital G.

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So he confirms Tauheed and then he gives the descriptions names and descriptions of Allah subhanaw taala. This is a divine way of actually giving Dawa so the soul King, Dr. Holy, right, the source of peace and melakukan produce a Salaam and movement and Haman, he's coming out of the Quranic way, source of peace, protector, Guardian.

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Now he continues, so he's switching now. So he say I bear witness that Jesus the son of Miriam is the spirit belonging to Allah and His Word, which he cast into the chaste and excellent virgin Mariam, and she thus became pregnant by means of His Spirit, and his ins

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ration with Jesus, in the same manner that He created Adam, with his hand. This is a beautiful way of approaching the people in the book. Why is it because the Christians are the only people who believe that Mary was a virgin.

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And also the only people who believe that easily Israel, Jesus was born without a father. Nobody else believes that even the Jewish people who she came from rejected that.

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And of course, the other religions don't even know about Jesus and Mary. And so this confirms now

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to the heart of a Christian This is most Christians are in shock, even today, when they find out that we believe in the divine conception. And we believe in the virginity and the sanctity of Marian, may Allah be pleased with her. And so he gives a little description, right, she becomes pregnant by means of ALLAH spirit, and his inspiration, raw, breathe into her, and then he qualifies it. Now, this is interesting, too. Because many people would say, you know, if you're in a debate with Christians, they would say, okay, so if you say that Jesus is special, and that God, you know, breathed his spirit, then Jesus is the Son of God, because everybody's going to have a father and a

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mother. So this is qualified.

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And the promises Salam said, in the same way that Adam was created, with his end. See, so in other words, what is saying that, if you say that Jesus had her mother, and no father, so therefore he must be special to Son of God. Then you say, Well, what about Adam, Adam had no father, and no mother, he was created by Allah's hand, other words, confiar coin be and it is, so what is he he must be like a god, you see, beautiful qualification.

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Then it continues. And the Prophet peace be upon him says, Verily, I invite you to Allah, the One who has no partner, and to friendship and allegiance in obedience to Him. So this is organizational now, he wants the People of the Book, to submit to the Creator, right, and to be in line with the last message. So this is a way of, of making the transition for them from their book, into the last book.

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It is a beautiful way. And he ends up in a deep way. And this is what many people are now, you know, looking at the code and again, not only for the spiritual part, but also the tactical, tactical part, the strategic moves that come out of the Quran, and Prophet Muhammad SAW Saddam's life, read his Sierra, go into his life, and you will see strategic moves. That's why we're studying this pivotal moments. We're not just looking for a spiritual feel good. We're actually looking for pivotal moves that are being made here. The Prophet says, Verily, I invite you and you and your arm forces to Allah Most High.

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What is he saying? He's saying that I am inviting you and your army that is one of the greatest armies on earth at the time. Because they had elephants, you remember that the Prophet Salam was born and humble feel in the year of the elephants.

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And so he is inviting the irresistible army of the Ethiopians to Islam. That's a tactical move. Because if they accepted Islam, with that army, then the story is over. They would return as believers back to the Arabian Peninsula, there would be no birds, stoning them, they would now open the way up for the Prophet Muhammad Sal Salam, not only would he take Arabia, but with that army, he would take the Romans take the Persians, right and move to the rest of the world. So it's very tactical move, that the process of selling we need to be able to look to the syrup and his life for tactical things. He ends the letter by saying thus I have delivered the message and given you

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counsel, therefore accept my counsel. Peace be upon he who follows the guidance. And so

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it's interesting to note that the jiashi he embraced Islam and Zazzle mod, you know, this very import

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Wouldn't book the deals with the life of the prophet moments on so we will play him very important text. And in this, you know, it says, From Negus, on the jiashi, Osama, to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon you are messenger of Allah and mercy and blessings from Allah besides whom there is no God, I have received your letter in which you have mentioned about Jesus.

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And by the Lord of the heaven and earth, Jesus is not more than what you say, we fully acknowledge that which with you have been said to us, and we have entertained your cousin and his companions. Okay? That's Jafar, right? I bear witness that you are the Messenger of Allah, true, and confirming those who have gone before you. I pledged to you through your cousin, and surrender myself through him to the Lord of the Worlds. That's amazing response. And, in fact, in truth, he embraced Islam.

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He was not able to really live long enough to have a major impact on his country at that time, because it was a great civil war. And eventually the Companions made their hijra, they left and have a shot to Medina. And he passed away. And it was while they were there, that the promises solemn receive inspiration of his death. And he lined up the companions, and they prayed so lotto Janaza Linhart him, it is Janaza prayer for the absent person, first time in history by Natasha.

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Key Point is let instead of going on extensions, extensions. Now this is not just

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immigrants, it's not Mohabbatein, who are escaping oppression. Now, this is different. This is now the Messenger of Allah, the representative of the Creator, who is extending the hand of the message to other people, this is a pivotal moment. Islam is no longer an Arabian thing.

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It's no longer just within the confines of that Peninsula, it is now spreading to the known world.

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You also sent a letter to a local cus Jurij in a matter of Egypt. This is missa.

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And Egypt, of course, as we know, is down the Nile because you got to go north down. And that is the seat of the Great Empire of Kemet, where the ancient Egyptians lived, and you can see in your picture, the Great Pyramid of Giza, this is probably the most amazing structure ever created by human beings. Especially if you look at it within its time framework, millions of blocks of granite, some of them were in between 10 to 20 tons, no cement.

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People can't even figure out how they did that up until today.

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Okay, so this is a major Empire you're dealing with you. Also the Nile Valley, is one of the key sources of civilization and economy at that time. Because the goods that were coming out of the rich Delta on the Nile, were feeding people in Egypt, but also in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula as well. So this is a very key person there who is living there in Egypt. And so this letter is basically saying in the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful from Muhammad, the slaver of Allah, and His Messenger to Macau cos phi say Sergent of Egypt,

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right or the theme, and crypt

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peace be upon him who follows through guidance. Therefore, I invite you to accept Islam. Therefore, if you want, security accepts Islam and if you accept Islam, Allah the Sublime shall reward you doubly. But if you refuse to do so, you will be the burden

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and of the transgression of all Coptic people.

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So this very serious, what are you saying to my focus?

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And you know, he ends this letter

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in Surah Ali Imran verse 64, where Allah subhanaw taala is telling us, I read the bIllahi min ash shaytani R regime, Claudia al Kitab, tallow, Illa Kalimantan Sawa and pain in our Boehner calm Allah nabooda illallah wa ala understory can be shaken when a toughy the bar do not abandon our Baba Mindu Nila by interval

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Hello trucos How do Vienna Muslim?

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So

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Allah said, say, oh Muhammad,

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oh people of the Scripture,

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come to a word that is just between us and you that we worship none but Allah, that we associate no partners with him, and that none of us shall take others as loads besides Allah, then if they turn away,

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say, be a witness that we are the most. So this, again, is a very key strategic way of dealing with the situation. And my focus was an intelligent person. And this is the way to pimp tea. Okay, the Coptics word Egypt is really coming out of this. And so

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he thinks about it. Because remember, people in Mediterranean, they're exposed to different forms of Christianity, of Judaism of all types of worship. And he listens to it very closely. And he actually had an interchange with the companions that came and asked about the prophets on Sunday morning to find out something about, you know, his personality and his dealings and whatnot after reading this, and realizing that this could be the messenger that everybody was waiting for, because it appears that all of the people have a book. Here, we're expecting a messenger to come.

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So therefore, the caucus.

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He is now in this delicate situation. He's diplomat. So he says,

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I'm not accepting it right now. I will consider this very strongly. And I want to send a gift

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to Mohammed ibn Abdullah sent them again.

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And so he sends.

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He said, I want to send him to noble women from the Coptics. They will be his handmaidens. And I'm sending them back. These handmaidens is right hand possession, whatever you want to call it.

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It's not slave in the sense of beat somebody in there in rags. Now.

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These would be handmaidens that would serve the Prophet peace upon one of them. Her name was Maria, Pip tiga. So Marissa,

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the Coptic may Allah be pleased with her from a noble family.

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When she got to Medina, the process of solemn then took her into his company. And, you know, he freed her and married her. And there's some dispute in terms of, was it actually freedom? Or Did he accept her as a right hand possession? You know, meaning, you know, a handmaiden because that's a type of contract,

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which is similar to marriage, and is permissible, when you have the right conditions. In any event, she was his wife, had she actually bought his only son, Ibrahim, may Allah be pleased with him who passed away when he was very young. So Maria, welcome Tia, very important.

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Because also said, sitting and sitting was the Prophet gave her to her son, even dabit. Brother in law, he was the poet of the process on the monitor is most important companions, who would verbally represent him on many occasions. So this is another letter going out now to the donor,

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caucus response. And you can see how his languages and what he actually said, he says, Peace be upon you, I have read your letter and understood its contents. And what you're calling for. I already know that the coming of a prophet is still do, but I used to believe he will be born in Syria. I'm sending you as presents to mates who come from noble Coptic families, clothing and a steed for writing PSP party. That's very diplomatic in those days, when Now, none of that analysis this is now to the west, east. Let's go east, the products and sell them send the letter to the kisser and this is the Sassanid Persian dynasty. Now you're looking at the great powers of the world. Hence, the

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letter is said to him. And it basically reads the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, from Muhammad the Messenger of Allah to kiss Lord king of Persia. peace be upon him who follows through guidance, believes in Allah and His messenger and testifies, there is no God but Allah, Allah, no associate that Muhammad is a slave and messenger. I invite you to accept the religion of Allah. Hi

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I am the messenger of Allah sent to all people in order that I may infuse the fear of a lie in every living person, and that the charge may be proved against those who reject the truth. accept Islam as your religion, so that you may live in security, otherwise you will be responsible for the sins of the Medusa. These are our students. Okay? Now, here, it doesn't mean fear, there's no large army coming. This is where it's the ISM is the mind and the power, this is the Creator. He's reminding them is a creator, and you have to return to that creative. So my job is to instill this within the people of the world. Now, this is different situation,

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because the Persians had some hostility

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and the Kisara at the time, he was angry, he took the letter, and he ripped it up with the products outside of them heard this, he basically said Missouri kalonzo Musyoka, may Allah rip up his empire.

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And he was so arrogant that he said to his governor,

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who was controlling Yemen, and that's interesting today, you see the relationship between the Persians, Iran and the Houthis of Yemen, right? This is back in the time of the process of it was a province of Persia. So the Persians have had very close connection with this part of the world. And so he sent to his governor as an

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arrogant person. He said, you know, send some of your your troops, arrest this man, arrest him, and then send them to me. So I can deal with him. This is the height of arrogance. Like you'll see some of these world powers today. But all that's changing in front of their eyes.

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The Prophet SAW Salem now when the messengers reach Medina,

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and they're coming in.

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In that arrogance, the prophet had received an inspiration. And that was that this kiss Rob prevents that he actually passed away, he died.

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Okay. And some reports say that he was murdered by his son.

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And so the messengers came forward and the pro Salam then informs them what happened to their king.

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How is this possible? They were dumbfounded. So he didn't just arrest them or executed? No, it is a form of Dawa, on a prophetic level. He informs them what happened in their own empire, and send them away when they return to us and they frantically contacted Persia and realized, yes, the king was dead. And so by Zan and his people, they embraced Islam, because they knew this is from above, seven habits. Persians, however, the societies.

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They refused. And they continued in their hostility, they attacked the Muslims. And eventually the Muslims responded to them, and the society dynasty fell. And it's amazing because within 30 years, you see all these letters going out. Within 30 years, these territories basically came under the influence of Islam.

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And now, that's Persia, one of the great empires in a world. Let's look at the other great empires in this Mediterranean, so called Middle East, and that is the Romans.

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And so the letter is sent to the Caesar, the Caesar of Rome. Okay. The great Caesar. And it says in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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for Mohammed, the slave of Allah and His messenger to erogenous

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king of the Byzantine. Okay, it's not Hercules, that strong man that needs to is her Oculus, okay. And he is the emperor of the Roman Empire. This is the major empire that had been so powerful in the world is now Byzantine present yet. So it switched from Italy, Rome, it switched to Constantinople. Case, but the name Rome is still used. The Quran has a chapter called a Rome, sort of Rome. Right? And so Rome is still being used, although it's not Italy, and the Italian. So from Muhammad, the slave of Allah and His messenger to Iraqi lists the king of the present.

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Blessed are those who follow the true guidance. I invite you to embrace Islam, so that you may live in security. If you come within a folder

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Islam, Allah will give you a double reward. But in case you turn back upon it, then the burden of the sins of all your people or the scene shall fall on your shoulders. And then the same verse is being, you know, said, you know, quoted, you know, at the end, which is so important, right? Because this is now showing, it's a middle way, let's get something between us right type of negotiation on a prophetic type of interfaith level. And,

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again, this is a deep letter, and scholars have analyzed this letter for a long time, because the word you know, they've translated here from out of the text translation that I got, it was saying that, you know, the sins of your people ice, but the IDC can also mean,

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the followers of areas of rec II. So you will have the sense of people who believed in one god,

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okay, these are the ones that are amongst the people of Rome. That means that the Prophet SAW Selim was looking out, he was looking towards other people to other man's, and he wanted to protect the believers and one God, this is a very important point, because this shows now this was not conquest for conquest sake.

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But this is now the defense of

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the defense of those who believe in one God.

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And her Oculus, very intelligent person as well, having been connected to

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Christianity, to Judaism, to all types of belief that has Constantinople. And he then questions and by the will of Allah, just, you know, the cause of that Abu Sufian was in the area of the Roberts, because they used to go up to Constantinople, in order to trade.

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All of these areas were very important, even the bazaar itself, which has been destroyed today with a young woman that that is a key place on the coastline that historically has been a meeting place on the Arabs and the people of Mediterranean.

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So, Iraqis questions, I will Sofia, tell me about this man.

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What is his personality like, and his followers, what type of followers does he have? So we have the appearance shows that he's not a rich man is not a king. Right? His father was not the ruler of our people, and is not rich physically. But he has nobility. So He is respected. That is people tend to come from the masses, masses, not necessarily the upper class, and they stay with him. They don't leave once they come in, they don't leave.

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And so these type of questions asked by her Oculus showed a very intelligent mind and an irregular stem.

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He wants to buy the buy buy time, in a sense, you know, but

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the reality is, they're in front of

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Abu Sufian. And you read some text, where he later on said that it's shocking that even the kingdom of the Romans, The Emperor is afraid of Muhammad.

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And some texts even say the right dead inside of Abu Sufian. He was accepting Islam right there. Because he knew this man in Arabia, so distant to this powerful empire affects people like this. I need to get on board.

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So you see, all these things are happening at this time. on an international level. This is not the politics of the world. So Islam does have to deal with the politics of the world. And Muslims need to come out of their holes. That's their Muslim leaders, timid Muslim leaders. Look at how the province of Salem is speaking to them. Except the style embrace Islam. You want to be safe. This is how Muslims are supposed to be speaking to the powers of the world who are destroying

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children who are breaking international law, committing genocide in front of our eyes. This is the Prophetic example.

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Miraculous did not accept Islam. Eventually, they were hostilities that went on. And by the will of Allah. The Roman Empire eventually fell to the hands of the believers.

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This was

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Part of the shift the pivoting that happened during this year.

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Now, many people are not aware of the letters that were sent in the Arabian Peninsula. We have come across already with the Obama. Remember, he wasn't the person who was from Beirut, and Eastern was on the center of Arabia. And we came across him and how he received the letter and eventually embraced Islam. These are some other letters sent in the Arabian Peninsula,

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the province of southern dispatch and other liberal enemy to the governor of Bahrain. And Bahrain was not the small little place that you see in your map today. It was like Al Hasa. It's like the eastern side of Arabia. So all that area, there was the barn a very important place.

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And he sent a letter to the governor, inviting him to embrace this man. And this leader on Monday or even sour, he wrote the following letter.

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I received your injunctions. Prior to this. Prior to this, I read your letter, which you wrote to the people of behind, extending to them an invitation to Islam. Islam appealed to some of them, and they entered the fold of Islam, while others did not find that appealing. In my country, they live by genes and Jews, and therefore you may inform them on a treatment to be extended to them. So this is no different religions, how do we deal with different religions?

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And the Prophet SAW Salem then responded, and he wrote a letter saying the name of anonymous bananas, the most merciful, Muhammad, the Messenger Allah to know them and sour, peace be upon you, I praise Allah, with no associate, I be witness that Muhammad is a standard messenger. Thereafter, I'm not bad, I remind you of Allah, the Mighty, the glorious. Whoever accepts admonition does it for his own good. whoever follows My messengers and acts in accordance with their guidance. He, in fact, accepts my advice. My messengers have highly praised your behavior. You shall continue in your present office, see, always dealing with people diplomatic,

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give the new Muslims full chance to preach their religion. Okay, so he wants people to embrace Islam, I accept your recommendation regarding the people are behind. And I pardon the offenses of the offenders. Therefore, you may also forgive them, or the people of Bahrain, whoever wants to go on in the in the Jewish Nigerian fake, should be made to pay gesture. So this was a time when even the Jews were allowed to pay the Jizya you know, taxes isms on the mind. And so again, it shows how Islam is dealing with the people.

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It's amazing, you know, the level of diplomacy and the level of his honor and respect

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that is shown by the prophet peace and blessings be upon. So let us continue. And there was a letter to how the of Yamama and he was in the center of Arabia, same as the area of Tamama. And then later was sailing. But again, people are in that part of the world arrogant. And that was the breadbasket of Arabia too. So they're really rough, bedtools Arrogant people. So he said, Okay, I'll embrace Islam, if you let me be part of your government. That's my condition. And when it came to the province of Salam, he basically said, you know, this earth belongs to Allah in our house on the line urethral Harmonia, Charmin evadne malarkey about

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this earth belongs to Allah. And he will give it to whom He pleases from his worship as the best reward is for those who have the consciousness of Allah.

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So this is not about giving out political portfolios or money. That's the letter to holder.

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Now the letter was sent to the sheriff of Syria, the US Senate, and they're the ones right on the border right now, like Jordan, and right up top of northern Arabia and that area there. And he's very arrogant person as well. They're connected to the Romans. And so has also refused to arrogant and refused to embrace Islam and became part of the troops that fought against the Muslims. And so the letters continue to come out.

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Jafer Amen. You're the man. You're the on the tip along there.

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He is a very interesting person as well, very intelligent, and he embraced Islam. He was diplomatic and realized it and so he accepted Islam.

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and became an important ally, you know, right back from that time. So the letters are now going out over 22 letters are sewn, sent to the known world. Okay. And you'll see in the Quran and Sarita Sabbath

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sort of the NBR Allah subhanaw taala brought verses from the Quran. So it's showing to the Prophet take it to the next stage to take it to the next date. He tells him in certain anbiya wa Mahara Sal Naka Illa Ramadan anatomy, we have sent you as a mercy to the whole world. He then tells him insert into tells him also in certain art off

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he tells him where ma Sanaka Illa Kapha Tenley NAS, Oceana Mona Lyra, well, that can the actor enough ly animal, and we have sent you has a comprehensively to all people, to warn them and to give them glad tidings. But most of the people they know not. And so the court had directed him, Revelation directed him and the pivot came, you see, the peace comes in stability comes in.

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The Prophet SAW Salem now, having the guidance and the wisdom makes a move to the greater part of the world. And that is why we need to be constantly struggling for the ceasefire to stop these hostilities, to give the Palestinian people a chance to breathe

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and also to collectively come together to really deal with this occupation completely as the way it should be dealt with.

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So I want to open up the floor now for any questions that anybody may have. Concerning this talk, this is a pivotal moment now in the sixth year after the Hijrah that you see expansion, expansion to the rest of them.

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So the floor is open for any questions you may have concerning this information floor is open.

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We'll look here and see.

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To meet Yeah, I'm right here. Yeah. So are there any questions that came in the box? Or anytime we we just have general comments?

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Are we read a couple of them out? Salaam shake I went to dark room with your sons from use of the lottery.

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We do have a question here now saw Michael share the Prophet peace be upon him send any letter to now UK?

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No. At that time that was to distance. I mean, like I say, part of the world was in the peripheries and what is now the UK that was even considered by the Romans to be one of the most uncivilized places in the world. Right? You can't even deal with these people. Okay, so so that was not a known Empire at the time. But in the UK, and that sounds strange too, because the arrogance of the of the of the British but no, they did nothing was sent up there at that point in time.

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We have another question here. It says I have some questions pertaining to to the dough lateral Islamia. I don't think that is the topic of tonight though. Right? The Dolla dolla Islamia, though little Islamia?

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Yeah, I mean, this is taken into a, you know, political, you know, type of level. We're not looking at that we're looking at here that the pivotal moments and how you know, Dawa. How this actually, you know, the Dawa is connected to our diplomacy in the world. So that that that that top that would be a relevant question to tonight's session. Anyway. floor is open for any other questions anybody has.

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Yeah, though, seems like we don't have any more questions. Yes, so Hunter, Allah, may Allah bless you, everybody who has come tonight and those who will see and we'll continue on with this new streaming system that we have, you know, the cold weather has now come in this part. And so, we will continue you know, with our streaming and we hope to have more questions and more interaction. You know, as time goes by, I leave you with these words are accurate that 100 Nabila Alameen wa salam Wa alaykum warahmatullahi Berikut