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Sects and Cults in the Muslim World #02 – Understanding the True Ummah

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah sailor, walima, Arkadin. Nabina, Muhammad and Allah Allah He was happy with that.

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All 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 upon his family, his companions and all those who call to his way, and establish his Sunday, the day of judgment, to my beloved brothers and sisters, to our viewers, to our friends, as salaam alaikum, wa rahmatullahi, wa barakaatuh

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Alhamdulillah, Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us again, we have the opportunity to reflect on His revelation, and the relationship of human beings to the revelation.

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And this course, which is entitled, The sects and cults in the Muslim world is not meant to be a device, of course, and to show schisms and isms and confusion in Islam. But it is to try to bring clarity to false what

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it is set up to bring light to darkness.

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And so a course like this is of extreme importance in the time that we are living in. Because we are living in an age of information sharing. And that information sharing can be positive and negative. And be positive in the sense that it connects us with people all around the planet. It enables us to cross barriers of language and culture. But at the same time, we can not only educate people simultaneously, but we can confuse people.

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And so we're hearing words of the fake news, we're hearing about

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the canceled culture.

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The computer has gone off. I think it's you know, maybe because of the

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the wiring

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that it's like I should continue it. Yeah.

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We're hearing about the the canceled culture and

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about information being blacked out and being erased, and being confused and names being used in different ways. And so it's always critical to have context. To have context meaning to understand what a name actually means, at its root, to understand the environment surrounding that name, to understand the nuance, to understand what influenced the name and to put it in the proper perspective. And when we're able to put it in the proper perspective. Then we are able to come to a conclusion or come to a more balanced situation, in terms of where we are going to get needs to be just

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Begin here.

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And that is critical in dealing with a subject such as this, because it is a vast subject, and it is covering a number of centuries, it is covering a number of phenomenon that went on in the Muslim world. And what was the result of this of these phenomenon, and how they impacted on Muslims today. And here in Canada, as in many parts of the world, we find that

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when the word Muslim is being used, and this is a, a recent phenomenon that's come to the surface, especially with the concept of Islamophobia. And that is the illogical fear of Islam and Muslims. So, in dealing with Islamophobia, and even recently, before the elections here in Canada, they convened an Islamophobia summit, where they wanted to try to bring out voices of the Muslim community, and to try to understand what is the phenomenon of this hate against Muslims, and, and to the shock of many of the people in the Muslim community, we recognized that so many different names were being brought up. Small schismatic groups, people who had really nothing to do with the

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overwhelming community of Islam, the 90% of the Muslims, who make up sawada Adam, but because they had the name Muslim.

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And because they could bring forward documents in a secular society, then they were given the floor, in the same light has the 90% of the oma, the 90% of the people represented on the ground. And so it is important not only for non Muslims and authorities to understand what Islam really is, but it's also important for Muslims, because if we don't understand what Islam is, then how can we understand Islamophobia.

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In other words, if you think that Islam is a beard, and a turban, right, which is sooner to have a beard, it is the way of the Prophet peace be upon him to wear a turban and a mama. Then when you look at jug, jug, meat Singh was a candidate for election was a Sikh, he had a beard in the turban, but he's not a Muslim.

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So the confusion on the ground for people who are ignorant, is to think that the Sikh person who has his own religion, his own way of life is a Muslim, this is not a Muslim.

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So it's not enough to have a beard. It's not enough to have a turban. It's not even enough to have an Islamic name. And so we want to spend a little bit of time as we go into our topic to try to give context to try to understand how the divisions came about. What were the challenges that Muslims faced, and who is the oma and the definition from the last class a broad definition that I wanted to bring in there may be many definitions of the concept of the Islamic oma and omitted Islamia. One definition could be the Islamic oma or Muslim community is a group of people from diverse backgrounds, ancestry, locations and nationalities. They are community without borders, yet united

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in towhead,

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meaning monotheism, and rissalah. The finality of prophethood those separated by distance, and often constrained by borders, they are united. They are one nation or community united under the guidance of Allah. And so the oma is not necessarily one physical country under one particular flag, in a certain area speaking a certain language, but it is an understanding. It is people who are following a way of life. And that is so important and Allah uses the word oma in chapter 23, verse 52, by saying, at verily this oma of yours is one oma and I am your Lord and cherisher. Therefore, fear me, no mother. And so the concept of oma that we find in the court and itself, the book of Scripture of

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the world

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stops in its singular form, because of course, the book is what was revealed in classical Arabic. So even to say the word oma and I spell it, you mmm, ah, and English is not going to do justice to the terminology as it would when we look at it in the context of the court and in the context of how it was revealed. And so the oma in a singular form, it's mentioned 50 times in the court.

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And it could mean an error, meaning a time period. It could mean an Imam or a leader.

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As in chapter 16, verse 120, it could be a followed practice. In chapter 43, verse 22, it could be a group in general, in chapter 28, verse 23, it could be a people of the same faith, Chapter 16, verse 93, or a group of believers in chapter three verse 104, will talk amen Come on man. And let there be amongst you and oma, you're the owner, ELO fair. Where you are maroondah Bill Maher, Ruth, Brianne hona, and Monica, Willa eco hamamatsucho. And let there be from amongst you, and oma. So this is a group here, group of believers, and they will call to the good and forbid evil.

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And they are going They are the ones who are going to be successful. So oma,

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in its general sense, is used in a number of ways. I want to look at the concept of oma in the case of the model, in the case of the nation, and this is with Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam.

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And this is so important because people are now coming to realize even those who are involved in trying to find solidarity amongst monotheistic religions, they're using the concept Abrahamic religions. The people of Christianity and Judaism, are trying to relate to the world of Islam through the prophet Abraham, or Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And so in this light, we want to look at this particular form of the word oma, that is coming in with Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, and he is probably the best example for us internationally to use, of course, the finality of this. And the final message dealing with all of humanity is prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But of

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course, and in chapter 16, verse 120, refers to Ibrahim alayhis salam telling us in Ibrahim acana on martin Cornett and Lillahi hanifa. Well, I'm Jaco, monogamously Kane, Shakira Leon homie, headstall bajada, who Yella Surat and Misaki. So Allah said in translation, indeed, Ibrahim was a model of excellence a nation unto himself, devoted to Allah, and upright, and he did not associate partners with Allah. He was utterly grateful for our laws favors. So he chose him. In other words, a lot chose him and guided him to the straight path. And so the oma in a sense, can be a model

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that Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was a model because he was not of any particular grouping. His message started in one area, he was actually born in and around the Samaritan city of earth. And this is in Iraq. This is in Al McKay yet, but the Iraqis today we call al mocha, and mocha. And this is 200 miles south east of Baghdad. So the area of Earth was an area populated primarily by Canadians and the Canadian people. And Brahim on a sedan were very important nation that acts whose history stretched back in time. And we find that on the Tigris Euphrates region, one of the early civilizations of humanity one of the most important areas where human beings had settled in these

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two great rivers of the Tigris, and the Euphrates. And so Ibrahim alayhis salam, it was reported he could speak about five or six languages. He was highly skilled person, highly intelligent person, but the Koran looks at him as a model of excellence. And this concept of oma we need to look at it a little different way. And so I want to tonight to look at the concept of oma

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Especially coming through Ibrahim alayhis salaam, in a little bit different fashion than what you might normally hear when the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam is mentioned. And that is that he was a nation unto himself. He was a bold model. He was literally standing against the world at the time.

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Because at the time, shirk, polytheism, had spread throughout the planet. And alehissalaam was a clear model of tawheed. And when you look at this idea, and what follows it, you find that it's mentioning, he did not associate partners with a lot, a number of times. Okay, so he was this model of excellence. He was a nation unto himself. He was Connie tan, Lila. Now, these are the qualities, we want to know what is a Muslim? Because everybody's saying that they're a Muslim. And they using different terminologies. They're using different understandings. But what really is a Muslim, what is the oma?

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This is your model for all of the nations that come after his tiny, tiny, tiny, little lack. So he was devoted to Allah. He was in submission to the Creator of the heavens in the earth. So this means that he not only said that he believed, but he practiced what he said. And so his devotion was his whole life. This is what the concept of a Muslim really is. So if a person says, Well, I'm a Muslim, because my name is Ahmed, or I'm a Muslim, because I speak Arabic, or Muslim because I have a long soap on or Muslim because I cover my face, I wearing a niqab. That doesn't necessarily mean you're Muslim.

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Because there are many people named named Ahmed, there are gangsters. There are murderers whose names is Ahmed, who have nothing to do with Islam.

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The Pope is got beautiful ropes, but has nothing to do with Islam.

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So just by having the name does not have attributes of must having a B, it doesn't mean you're Muslim, covering your face because now with the COVID-19 people are wearing niqab or they're wearing face coverings all over the world.

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So what really is a belief

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we want to study this more to look deeper into Ibrahim alayhis salaam. We'll be going for a break right now for a few minutes to perform. So that's another and we'll see you in a few moments.

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So as we continue along trying to understand the concept of oma

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trying to understand this there are many different dimensions is mentioned 50 times in a singular form in the court and itself. But we're looking at the form with Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And that is that he was a model of excellence, and he was a nation unto himself.

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And this is a critical part of the concept of oma. Because today in the world that is so confused and with so many isms and schisms, that those who profess to be on the true path, have to be prepared to go forward, no matter what the cost, even if their families go astray, even if they're friends. If the society is saying something different. The case of Ibrahim alayhis salam was called eternal Allah, he was completely devoted to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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He is also mentioned as being Hanif and Hanif, in this case, means to be pure and upright. So, he was trying to do what is right and this

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is an important quality of a Muslim and you will see that in many cases, the groups that deviated from the path had wrong intentions. They had material intentions. They had ego intentions, they have tribalistic intentions. But Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was submitting to Allah subhanaw taala and trying to be as pure as possible to the message and that purity,

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that Hanif quality allowed him to avoid shirk. And this is a critical point that's mentioned over and over again, that the base of the omitted Islamia is an avoidance of associating partners with a lot. And that is on all levels, whether it be at a personal level with material things, whether it is a political level level, loving your presidents and kings, whether it be on a so called spiritual level, when other power forces come in between you and Allah. And we see it in the case of Ibrahim Allah Islam, because his father was an idol maker. And we know that idolatry was so powerful in the Tigris Euphrates region, and in much of the world at the time, that Ibrahim alayhis salaam, had to

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take a strong stance against idolatry.

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And so

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as a result of going through these tests, doing it for Allah, it enabled him to have another very important quality, and that is Shaq it only and hoobie. It's about, he was thankful. He was grateful for what Allah had blessed him with.

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Allah gave him famous, and he was grateful. And that is important, again, for this oma to be grateful to Allah, not only just by saying, 100, Allah, thank you, but by implementing it the sugar by implementing the gratitude in our lives. And through this, he was chosen by Allah. And Allah guided him to the straight path, he guided him to the straight path. Keep this in mind, because you will see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking about the paths. And in one case, he drew a straight line, he says, This is Serato Muslim. And then he drew little lines coming out of it, like the branches of a tree. And he said, these are the other paths. And on the head of every one of

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the past is a shaytaan, to take you off. So Allah guided Ibrahim to the straight path, and made him a model and a nation unto himself. So if we look at the case of Ibrahim alayhis, salam, we find that he's living in the area of caldea, and Aurora in Iraq, and he struggles against polytheism. And his family, he's put through a number of tests, and he makes migration. So he migrates out of that part of Iraq, over toward Iraq, Syria to Iran. And he migrates to this areas of famous city and civilization as well. And he preaches to the one God, showing them that son worship an idol worship is not the way and keep keeping his stand. And after that, he then goes down to an area called

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Carnahan, that is Canaan. And that is where the present day Palestine and this area, and he preached with tawheed for a number of years. So he was consistent in this. He was a nation unto himself, continually calling to the one God.

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And some historians say it was a famine or drought that struck the area that he was forced to go west, and that is to another great river valley, the Nile Valley. And it was there in the Nile Valley region, which of course, is one of the great civilizations. This is now another one. This is not Iraq. This is Africa. And this is the great Nile Valley, the great civilizations stretching back 3200 BC, when Upper and Lower Egypt were united by namit. And one of the great civilizations at the time, in terms of technology, in terms of their pyramids, their physics, their understanding of the universe, they were unparalleled in the world,

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and their civilization had gone through a number of changes. There are those who believed in one God. There are those who

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worship the sun. And there are others who worship idols. And eventually the the pharaohs even wanted themselves to be Russian. Because again, this is a weakness of human beings. When power comes into a humans hand, how do you deal with the power? And so, Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam with his wife, Sarah, migrates into the Nile Valley region and runs into the hexose. America people. And many historians say they were actually from the area of Iraq and they had conquered Egypt. They had subjugated the people in Egypt and assumed the leadership in Egypt. Many of our sources talk about Pharaoh, and with with Ibrahim, but you got to realize that Pharaoh of at home is a title. It's not necessarily

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the name of the individual. And so this particular leader of Egypt, coming from these hexose american people

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wanted to embarrass and humiliate his enemies. Ibrahim alayhis salam coming out of the Tigris Euphrates region, and his wife Sarah being exceedingly beautiful. They will put to the test. And Ibrahim Alayhi, salam, when he was asked, Is this your wife? Because the the humiliation would be to rape his wife, but he but our Himalayan slam said, No, it's my sister, meaning my sister and faith. And so this would not satisfy the ego of the pharaoh or the leader. And so he let her go. And Ibrahim alayhis salam, instead, a lot turned it around. And he was given

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a servant woman. And this is harder. May Allah be pleased with her. And with Sarah, peace be upon them both. And so

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the servant. And this map here again, shows you the great civilizations at the time. It shows you Iraq, and then we're Syria and Carnahan is and then in Egypt and in Nubia. And so this is the area that Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was actually traveling in. And so it was harder who was given to him as a servant.

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And Ibrahim Ibrahim on a set on

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being a model unto himself,

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being straightforward. So in submission to Allah subhanaw taala.

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He eventually started to look at hajah in a different way. And as our sources go, and this is not just in the sources of Islam, but it is in the sources of other Abrahamic religions. So let's talk about the Abrahamic religions. Sarah, at that time, was childless. And so in order to have a child, and Genesis 16, three, this is the old testament of what is left to the Bible. And it states and I say this, again, to give us a good understanding of oma because this is a universal concept. at Genesis says, and Sara, Abraham's wife, took Haggar, or hajah, her maid, the Egyptian, after Abraham had dwelt 10 years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband, Abraham, to be his wife.

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And so they returned from they went from Egypt back to Canaan, Sara still could not have children. Look at what it says she was taken as a wife. So this is a valid relationship. So at this point, Ibrahim alayhis salam has got two wives.

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He himself is coming out of caldea out of her in Iraq, and now he marries as his second wife, an African and Egyptian and the sources are not so detailed as far as the the roots of hodja herself. But we understand that she came from the Nile Valley region, or whether it's you consider to be a Nubian, whatever terminology that you're using. But interestingly enough, Genesis 1616 this is good to explain to Christians as well. It says an Abraham was fourscore and six years old, when hajah or Hagar bear Ishmael, to Abraham. So the first son of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is the son of an African woman.

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And so the Tigris Euphrates region is now united with the Nile

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Valley African great civilizations. So here's two powerful civilizations. And the child is coming up with roots in both of these great civilizations. And

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it's very interesting when you look at the life of hajah, may Allah be pleased with her. And with his smile, alayhi salam, he eventually

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becomes a messenger of Allah. Very interesting to look at their lives. And again, this is something that Muslims and other people tend to overlook that she was an African. So people will say, well, what's the relationship of Africans to the Islamic message? This is a central person. Because hajah May Allah be pleased with her radiola on her hajah is central to our message. And you could say that every day of the year that somebody is performing up until today,

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the Sunnah of hajah her way what she did in the great valley of Mecca. But let's look at the sources now and see what happened. In Psalms 84, six, it says who passing through the valley of backup, make it a well, the rain also fill us the pools. So you see the word Becker being used, and pools, rain filling the pools. So there's a lot of water in this region, the court and in Surah Allah I'm Ron verse 96 is telling us in the debates and with the alumnus that the lady b bacchetta mobarak mo hudl alamy. Verily, the first house of worship established for humanity is the one at Becca

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which is blessed a blessed sanctuary and a guide to all people. So the word in the court and is Baca is being used in another place in the Quran. Mecca is being used and Becca because the the evolution of the language Becca the bar and the meme eventually actually means Mecca itself. And part of that proof is the water because the well of Zamzam. And this is part of the the miraculous

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story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his family that again, Connie tundla he is commanded by Allah to leave his family in the desolate Valley.

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And so he leaves them there in the middle of the Arabian Desert, following the orders of Allah they submit as well.

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And hajah having run out of water runs in between Safa and Marwa the two mountains, eventually to the intervention of Allah to the angel Gabriel.

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The water is dug water is found and Zamzam water begins to flow. And these are some pictures of exams. And you can even see on the left side exams and well, there's a pretty old picture because they're literally putting buckets down and pulling up the water. Today, of course it's mechanized, you know that you get your thumbs me get little bottles of Zamzam. And but this is an ancient well. And so again, what is the proof because some people said no, that's not Becca. There's other places called Becca, look at the proofs that are here.

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It's a desert Valley, it's in the court and water is flowing pools. This is the beautiful valley of Mecca. And this is the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. So what is coming here is that Ibrahim alayhis salam

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leaves his family in a desolate Valley. This is an artist's conception of what it could look like Ibrahim and his son his smile. They build a house of worship in the Oval debate and Woody Allen NASS levy be bacchetta. Mubarak and who down the land me. And so a house of worship is built for the belief in one God established clearly. And the Arab tribes who are traveling through the area, they recognize that there's water because they can see the birds. And again, if you're a Bedouin and you're moving, you will literally follow animals. This is a very important concept to be able to follow animals. And I recall being in southern Africa, the hoisin people, these are the original

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African people. They were nomadic and lived in in the terrible desert.

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Namibian desert as extreme desert and they say that when a person is out of the high and the sand people, they're out in the middle of the desert, and they're dying of thirst, they don't know what to do, then they will take a piece of meat and put salt on it.

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And then they will they will put it down.

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And so when they put it down, the animals will come for it, birds will come to it. Other animals on the ground visits, they will come and they will eat it. And because of the heavy amount of salt, the animals thirsty and it goes for water. So the animal with its senses will go the Bedouin personnel follows the animal till he finds the source of the water. The Bedouins of Southern Arabia, Southern Arabia, the Georgia home tribe of Southern Arabia, this is what is called a louder Bell arriba.

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And these are the original Arabs, the original Arabs. Remember now when we look at parents, we could say the anxious Arabs and other Bell bat either these are the perished Arabs like I had in the mood and medallion solid.

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In remand today, there are even some people who are speaking a type of Semitic language is not Arabic. And very few people can actually understand them, they live in an in a rural Holly and in the desert, empty desert.

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But perished Eretz these are Arabic speaking anxious, because Arabic may go back right to the beginning. And this and the but the other group, which is important, would be allowable arriba.

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And these are the people of Yemen. This is Southern Arabia. So you could say these are the original Arabs, who are carrying the Arabic language, in its original form its modern form, after the perishing of the ancient tribes, and from the audible arriba coming out of the South. And going traveling Remember, the day they traveled carrying frankincense and myrrh and coffee and other things along the trade routes from Yemen north to huzar, and to Syria, and then back and forth south. That's the trade route. And so as they're moving along, Mecca is a central place olahraga arriba, then birds are flying. And so they realize there's water, and they follow it and find the

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Valley of Mecca. And so it's my el alehissalaam marries from the tribe of Judah.

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And so with this coming together,

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there is another great nation.

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And this is allowable arriba.

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Now remember, Ibrahim alayhis, Salam speaking Syriac called dn, which is close to the Semitic languages, he spoke about five or six languages, they say he picked up languages as he traveled. And he moved her Ron can Han

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missile Egypt, into the Arabian Peninsula picking up dialects. And so now his wife being from the Nile Valley, speaking the deputy language the the actual Nubian languages, and then picking up the Arabic picking up the languages as they move along the sun. Now are picks up the Arabic from the settlements that he's living in. And so the new type of Arabic speakers,

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this would be an audible mastaba. So these are the people who are not originally Arabs. But yet they learn to speak Arabic and pick up much of the culture of the Arabic speaking people. And so a lot of Al Mustafa.

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And so this is another reflection on the nation's and with his smile alehissalaam marrying formula baladeva you now have from their descendants, you now have another important grouping.

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And that grouping would be

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the combinations of the great nations. And so you have Tigris Euphrates Valley, you have the Nile Valley, you have the civilizations of Yemen, which is one of the great areas of civilizations connected to Ethiopia. So these are great civilizations of the world, coming together in the blood of the people there.

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But let's take a take a moment here to just look at the other side of the family. Now remember what we said about Ibrahim alayhis salam, he's a nation unto himself. And he prayed that from his loins would come messengers would come prophets. And so eventually Sarah did have children.

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And from Sarah, you have Isaac, or his hack. And from his hack, you have Jacob, or Yaqoob. And from your code, Nick nickname is RA, il 12 sons, the 12 tribes of Israel, the children of Israel, children of Yaqub. And so from their, from their our progeny comes Musa alayhis, Salam. And then from the same progeny comes Isa alayhis salaam.

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And this is important to to understand the connections because these, this is a great nation now, this is has affected monotheism more than any other forms of monotheism that have existed on the earth. And so Ibrahim alayhis salam as the center

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who is the the progenitor, who is the nation unto himself, from him, on Sarah side comes the great prophets. But again, what people don't realize what is happening on the side of hijack, and what is the relationship with the other messengers. So from the side of is my yield alayhis salaam, who married from an audible however, the Georgia home tribe, is great, great, great, great grandson down the line, his prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so basically, if you look at this family tree, and this is not rocket science is right in front of your face.

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Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad peace be upon them all our cousins, they're coming from the same family, their grandfather

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is one.

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Their progenitor is one.

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This is not rocket science. And this is a shock for many people in this part of the world. And with the politics of the world, and with all the confusions and isms and schisms and extremism that is going on. This is right up in our faces, it is very clear for us to see

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that dTT connection is there in the blood lights. Coming back to Ibrahima listener, but the connection is also there, not just in family, because families do a lot of different things. But there's continuity in the message itself. Now this is an ohmmeter. Islamia. And this is what dates back and goes back to Ibrahim alayhis salam, we want to know what is a Muslim.

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We want to have this as our base as our route before we go into understanding all the isms and schisms and confusions and, and what has gone on what is central in the message to all of the prophets coming out of the pure message of Ibrahim alayhis salaam is tawheed. It is pure manatees. It is that belief in one God, the acceptance of the Creator of the heavens and the earth in everything that we do. Not only just in how we pray, but in our politics or economics, our true love or to hate to really believe in Allah subhanaw taala that is what unites the Muslims throughout the planet. The second point, remember, which is special to our nation, and that is submission to Allah

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in word and deed. We want to know what is a Muslim? It's not somebody who just stands up and says I'm a Muslim, and is doing the opposite right in front of your face. But as somebody who submits Connie tan lilla

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it is somebody who was up right in their lifestyle.

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And so their lifestyle is submission. Yes, they will make mistakes, but their lifestyle is submission. And above all, they are avoiding shirk. They are avoiding polytheism in any form, that the shirt may come.

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It may come in they're a bad may come in their worship, where they're associating partners with other praying to more than one God or praying to people to show it off.

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It may come in there.

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Economics where they worship the dollar, or they worship the reality or they worship the pound.

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However it comes in Allah is the controller of all things. And they are grateful.

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This shock of it's very important quality. Because with Shaka is humility,

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it is recognizing that we are weak, that we are creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we don't have the right to impose our self. Now remember this now and laying down a foundation for us? Because many people get confused. And they say, well, we're Muslims. I mean, it's clear we have the Quran we have the Sunnah of the Prophet, Muhammad peace be upon him, you know his life, I mean, what happened to human beings, what sent us off the path, know what the true path is first, and then we can start to look at how the confusion comes into human beings. And I want to

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at the end of this period, to reflect upon a very important book on LBC please, and this is by object man even a Josie Rahim Allah is a great scholar of the 12th century 13th century AD or C.

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And this book, Toby's a police. It is one of the texts that we are using to understand these different groups. Check it out, Philips did a translation, the devil's deception of the Shia, you can see an abbreviated translation of aspects of the tobys police and this is the deception of the shaitaan where he has a villa and this statement by eberl. Josie is really important statement. In it he says Rahim Hola,

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this is again it's a it's a long statement, but these are important aspects of it. It should be realized that the prophets brought a crystal clear message with which they successfully confronted the illnesses of society and effectively cured them using a common methodology. So this is a first point now they brought a crystal clear message. Prophet Muhammad Sal Salim said to rock to come out of magical data laolu ha ha ha ha. That is ego and how EULA Halak the process. So listen, I left you on the clear Wait, the clear way. It's night is like it's day.

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And the only one who will leave it will be a person going into destruction.

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So even though Josie is saying they left the prophets left a clear message to deal with the ills of society. See, so it's not just the followers, but as the ills of society themselves. They had a common methodology. Remember, the tauheed, the reseller the submission. Now, even though Josie continues, however, shaytaan came and introduced ambiguities into the clear message, mixed poison with the cures and obscured the straight path by creating around countless deviant paths. down the ages, he continued to play with people's minds until they fragmented into a multitude of absurd denominations and sects based on despicable innovations. This is a powerful statement, pivotal Josie

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is now reading, looking at Islamic history and showing you how to shape tomo. He has a Billa the avowed enemy of humanity came in to cause confusion amongst the Muslims and introduce ambiguities. So it's like doubtful things right?

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And the message is clear. But he puts in poison Well, yeah, they'll be left and obscures sometimes the straight path.

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So sometimes people might even be going off the path thinking that they're right.

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And their minds are being played with until they form these groups. Even though Josie continues, Allah then said Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who cancelled these detestable practices and legislated for the benefit of human welfare.

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As for his companions, they traveled by the light of His guidance during his

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lifetime and after his death, safe from the devil and his enticements, but when the daylight of their presence faded, and the shadows of darkness fell, desires returned, and innovations arose, and the clear wide path became narrow.

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So epinal Josie shows how the prophets laid this all over the world. Remember prophets and messengers were sent to every nation and every tribe. And it was clear, they brought clear messages, but it started to get confused. Prophet Mohammed Salim came along and brought Mahajan bayda, he brought the clear, lighted path.

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He canceled the detestable practices, he brought a message for the benefit of human welfare. That's all of humanity, not just Muslims. The message of Islam is for our as for all of humanity, and his companions carry this. Yes, they were humans. They made mistakes. They fell down sometimes, but they were able to continue and hold the message in a form where it could travel to the full ends of the earth, and where the message could come to us in a form that is still available to us today.

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It will Josie then continues, and he speaks about what happened after the time of the companions.

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And I quote in translation, most split their religion up into factions. And the devil rose to the occasion, obscuring, deceiving, embellishing, dividing, and fabricating, for the devil's deception can only take place in the night of ignorance. And if the dawn of knowledge rises, he is easily exposed. So panela look at the words of rebuttal, Josie rahima Hold on. And he shows the devil's deception. Because somebody might take a course and say, Well, how can these people do these things? How can they break into isms and schisms over and over and over again? This is not by chance. This is a struggle that we are involved in. We have our nuts, the nossal Amara bisou. We have our lower

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side. So we're fighting with our eagles, our tribalism, our greed for materials, but the Shea tamo yada Billa is involved. And the deception comes in and look at how a banal Josie in clear language tells us obscuring things. Right. So it's not clear, deceiving,

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embellishing so he makes it look beautiful, dividing people up,

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fabricating meaning lies. And so this deception struck the oma and it is still striking up until today. But he ends this section of his introduction to Toby's Iblees by saying that, if the dawn of knowledge rises,

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then the Shea Tombow er the biller is easily exposed. And so we pray that as we go through these sources, that we will be able to not only bring out the confusion that happens, but also shows curious at the show at different points in Islamic history, where touch deed happened, where the revival of Islam happened, because that light is the the dawn of knowledge is there. And as long as we have this knowledge, we are able to return to the clear path. That is the beautiful point. And I leave you with a prophetic tradition, while the bingeable radiola one reports the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, The devil is like a wolf among humans. As a wolf is among sheep. It's

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snatches the stray sheep. So beware of the paths which branch off and adhere to the Gema the masses and the masjid

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and this is found in the Muslim of Imam Ahmed is authentic authenticated Hadith and it shows that we need to adhere to the Jamaat so what are them and this is the majority are the Sunnah wal jamaa. Remember this concept now, adhere to it.

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Adhere to titillated the innocent fitrah of the Muslims and stick to the masjid. Don't leave the masjid. Don't let the COVID-19 or any fee

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In the streets of the right wing of the confusion held us back from the houses of Allah, keep attached to the houses of Allah. Stay with other Muslims, Islam is a group religion. Remember that the hand of Allah is with the jamaah men shed the shadow for now, whoever goes away from the Gema will go into the fire.

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And so this is the Islamic nation. And this is what we are talking about. That is the basis that was there. And that is what Prophet Muhammad, Allah He salatu salam inherited, and he finalized through the guidance of Allah and to the last message of the quarter,

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the beautiful message, and the beautiful guidance to the beliefs. And so, in opening up this study, it's important to keep this as a base, that Allah subhanaw taala has perfected his message, he has blessed us with a book, which will last them to the Day of Resurrection. He has blessed us with a Sunnah, that we can get an authenticated version of it. He has blessed us with Maharaja till beta, it's night is like it's day. It's clear.

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But we, as human beings, have to struggle against our lower self, and have to realize that the evil one that the shaitaan will be there, and will cause confusion as the provinces on them drew the straight path. And then the small paths, the shaytaan, at the head of all of them. This is what he said it's kind of happened. And sure enough, it did happen to us. So it's not something that we didn't expect. And if you are a new Muslim, don't be confused by people who will use the name Islam, but they're doing something opposite. It is part of the trickery, and part of the struggle against the divine message. And we as believers Alhamdulillah have the great honor to be able to represent

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the court and to represent the Sunnah, and to hold on to this message. And so we first established the light.

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And then inshallah we will continue on and set the context to look at the Arabian Peninsula. What was it? before the time of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah? What was his lineage? What was happening in Mecca? What are the power factions, because this is important to understand power, right? We're still struggling with power. Look at the Muslim world today. And you'll still still see this struggle for power. But the true believers, we need to be able to separate the confusion from the light. And so we look at the context to continue on. And then see the challenges faced by the prophet SAW Selim and his companions, and what happened over time.

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So I leave you with these thoughts. And for those who are listening and

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part of this course, you can also send into the chat. If you have questions, you can send it to the chat, we will be putting forward certain questions and certain ideas as we go forward. But if you have questions, put it in the chat. And we can look at it even spend a little period of time dealing with a q&a after our basic class that we are dealing because this is a resource. This is a ongoing seminar. It's a lot of information that we're covering, and we need to be open with each other. And inshallah we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless us with the light of truth and the light of guidance and keep us on the straight path. I leave you with these thoughts. And I asked a lot to

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