Taqwa In Islam

Abdullah Hakim Quick

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Friday Sermon – 10 April 2013

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Today we have, once again, not another,

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one of our dearest friends.

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I don't think anybody doesn't know him Mashallah. He is a well known personality in Toronto. Dr. Abdullah Hakim quick, is an international scholar, speaker, dour worker, and historian. He has traveled to more than 51 countries in his quest for knowledge and in order to spread the knowledge about Islam and issues affecting this society in general.

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He has a BA degree from the Islamic University of Medina, Saudi Arabia, and his history background is shaped by Ma and a PhD from the history department of the University of Toronto for over 10 years. Dr. Quick was the director of Islam, Islamic social services, and resources Association, one of the Canada's first recognized Islamic social services agencies. Presently Shaykh Abdullah is residing in Toronto and he is the head of the history department of Alma grip Institute and a Director of Outreach for the Canadian Council of imams. At this time, I will welcome our brother to share his words of wisdom with us inshallah.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam Malhotra hospitable and BIA even more saline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani were bad or praise due to Allah Lord of the worlds

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and make a law constantly send us peace and blessings to our last prophet Mohammed, to his family to his companions, to all those who call to his way and establish his Sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters. I begin by cautioning myself and you to have Taqwa, allow for a job that we fear Allah azza wa jal, and we hope in the mercy of Allah.

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And this creates a type of consciousness around us, our consciousness of Allah, which will protect us not only inside of the masjid, but outside of the mustard.

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taqwa Allah gives us that shield

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that protects us spiritually, not only on Juma but all throughout the week.

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And it is of critical importance for Muslims today.

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To be constantly focusing on the Creator of the heavens in the earth, we have to hold on to the rope of Allah.

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And as we move toward the Day of Resurrection,

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as we move toward the Yama,

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we will find strange events happening.

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We will find humanity going into

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a strange phase of existence, like that which never happened before.

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Like a form of insanity. And as we get closer and closer to the hour, and the prophet SAW Selim did not speak from himself, he spoke from above seven heavens.

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And we see what is happening today.

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On the ground,

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we see the Muslim world rising. We see over 26% of the earth's population,

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the majority of Muslims young people.

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We see Muslims in key strategic positions, especially in the Western countries, in educational systems in technical positions in it positions, doctors, lawyers, accountants, people in key strategic positions, openly practicing their Islam.

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We also see and it is not hidden anymore. Clear teachings of peace and tolerance.

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Clear teachings of justice.

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We see within our writings,

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clear discussions against unwanted violence or terrorism.

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But yet despite this, and despite the fact that Muslim blood right now is shedding, probably more than anybody else on earth,

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and the recent situation in Bangladesh,

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where you see now over 1000 people killed in this factory, this is just the tip of the iceberg as to what is happening within our lands. And yes, Alhamdulillah there are some very enlightened people in these lands, there are some people amongst the writers and leaders who have consciousness. But my question is, where is the outcry?

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Where is the outcry? When Muslim blood is spilled? We have a full page articles on this.

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Where is the focus of the armies of the world's

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people dying in Syria 1000s of people were the nations of the world who have the the ability to end the fighting.

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And still, as we travel in the different parts of the Muslim community, we find a general feeling of paranoia like Islamophobia. We find a tension on the street, even though we clearly stand for what is right.

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We must not forget that the prophet SAW seldom did not speak from himself. And in a tradition reported by Abu huraira their loved one the Prophet sell sell them is reported to have said, saya t Allah nasci center Watson, HUD da u sub D Kofi al Khatib when you get the woofie has sodic will you terminal fee haha in what you have, we know fee has I mean?

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While young t poofy haraway bidda Tila maroua bizarre color orajel at taffy fi umbrella ma

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ra Ebony magia centered in Sahara.

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In this Hadith, the prophet SAW Selim is reported to have said they will come upon the people years of deceit, in which the liar will be believed and the truthful will be considered a liar.

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The treacherous deceiver will be trusted and the trustworthy custodian I mean, the trustworthy custodian will be deceived

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or away bidder will speak out in those times and it was said who are this this will be way better. What Who is this? The prophet SAW Selim said the most despicable, worthless people will speak out on behalf of the masses.

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And so South Dakota salaallah alayhi salaatu wa Salaam

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we see it coming to pass in front of our eyes. And it is critical in times like this, when we feel pressure upon us, that we return to Our sources it is the the best generation. the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim, when time got difficult, they would seek refuge in Rasulullah saw Salah that is the time when they would seek refuge in

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we cannot physically seek refuge in the Messenger of Allah Alayhi salat wa salam, but we can seek refuge in his example. In his example, because he was protected by a law he guides us to Allah.

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And through the example of the prophet SAW Selim, it will make clear to us how much Allah azza wa jal has has blessed us. It is crucial for us holding on to the rope of Allah. Following the example in the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Salah

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in times of darkness, and as it gets more and more difficult, we should grab on to the rope of Allah stronger.

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As times get stranger in front of us as people start to do strange things in front of us. Then we should cling on to the Sunnah of the Prophet a subtle Salaam even more

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what would have happened to him in his own life in a situation like this

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names being called against us

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and wanted descriptions being given against us.

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What would allow us to partner with Allah

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Do what would have happened. This is the blessing of this oma.

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Because Allah azza wa jal has put into the Sierra, into the life of the prophet SAW Selim a living example, as to what to do in all circumstances. It is reported in the darkest days in Mecca when the mushrikeen, were torturing people, exiling people, killing people. It is reported at this time

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that they wanted a way to stop the Messenger of Allah, then who Hashem was protecting him.

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His uncle was protecting him. And so they gathered together in their think tanks, or in their house of representatives, the leaders gathered together with one of their famous leaders, Al Walid Ibn Al Mahavira.

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And they said, How can we stop this man? We can't attack him physically. So how can we destroy this message?

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Because if we destroy his name, and his message, then people will not follow him.

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And so they said, maybe we can call him or him. Maybe we can say he is a wizard. But Allah will lead

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who was honest, and many of the Arabs at that time. They had honesty in their speech, very straightforward people. He said, No, he's not a carrier.

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He does not have the closing of the calving. These are the people who take care of the idols at the Kaaba. He's not one of them.

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They said, okay, maybe we say he's Majnoon.

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Let's say he's a crazy person. But Waleed said no, he is not Majnoon because he doesn't have the spasms and gurgling sounds of a crazy person. So they said maybe we should say he is shy or let's say he's a poet. And will lead said no, it is not a poet. This thing that he is reading is not our poetry, we know our poetry.

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So we cannot put it into the rhymes and rhythms of the poetry.

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And then they said maybe we should say he is Satya

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maybe saw here magician. Alou need said, No, he does not blow in knots. Like some of the women Nefertiti for the rocket doesn't do this. It doesn't use these formulas, then they say what should we say?

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They say Finally, let's call him Satya. We'll call because he breaks up families. The child will leave the parents for this religion. The mother will leave the father for this religion. And so they began to call him names. They began to go forward constantly. And say this and one of the people who was leading the propaganda against the prophets of Salaam his name was alas Ebony while a sahami.

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And ally us he used to follow the Prophet peace be upon him and when the province of solemn would speak to the people asked would say leave this man. He is

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he's a waste of time is useless. And when you say avatar, in those days, it means a man who is cut off. He has no male descendants. There are no sons. He has nobody to sing his his his name. He has nobody to defend this family. He has no lineage. So he's cut off. He's going to end right here. So he's a waste of time, don't follow his message. And this must have hurt rasulillah so seldom very much as a human being in this environment. When the propaganda is coming on like us today, with propaganda hitting us,

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right negativity,

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new names being made up. Allah subhanaw taala revealed to the prophet SAW Selim Bismillah Rahmani Raheem in our clinical counselor for solidly lira beaker one half in a shanty yaka who will ever talk. Allah revealed, Verily, We have given you a casa.

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We have given you an abundance. So pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Surely the one who insults you, he will be cut off. This chapter is a standing miracle.

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It is the shortest chapter in the court and 10 words and probably every Muslim memorizes Allah cosa

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but it is expanding and expanding and expanding and will continue to expand until the day of judgment. How is this possible?

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This is what is called a jazz aloha which it is a linguistic miracle that has manifested itself

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In living life,

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Allah azza wa jal said in the outside inocle Casa verily we have given you an calstock

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and from the Prophet so suddenly we learned that our cosa is a river in paradise that flows down it pours into the watering place allowed on the Day of Resurrection it's liquid is white as milk sweet as honey

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cold as ice, if you drink from it one time, you will never be thirsty again.

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But our cows are also means the setup in Arabic means it is called vedo dude mukluk

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cateura it means we have given you an abundance because counter comes from capital Katia. So this is an abundance. Expanding in Arabic This word is what they call mukluk.

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It continues to expand. How did this happen with the Prophet Sal Silva. Allah subhanaw taala gave him Kelly Milan ilaha illa Allah, connecting him to the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and also putting Mohammed Dora Sula so solemn along with it, connecting him to the eternal Universal Power of the heavens.

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Allah azza wa jal also gave him the core end,

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which whose knowledge is continuing to open up and will continue to the Day of Resurrection. Allah azza wa jal also gave him his to Jabba to Dawa,

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that his followers people would respond to his message, and they responded to him in his lifetime. Within 100 years, Islam spread to the furthest corners of the known world.

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In Java today, our people call you answering him up until now, there are people in the far regions of the earth who are still embracing Islam. People who have never seen the prophet SAW Selim before cannot speak Arabic have nothing to do with Mecca or Medina. But yet they embrace this religion and change change their whole life in the outside narco cosa for solid Lila Rebecca one,

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even his name

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which was used for the first time

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now today, it is the most popular name on earth. And when census was does what is the most popular name in the world, they found that Mohammed is the most popular name because Muslim will name his son not just Abdul Karim you'll say Mohammed Abdul Karim.

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Some of them have their passport they have three Muhammad's it is the most popular name on the face of the planet Earth how many people know the name Alas, Ebony why

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even scholars, only people who study the Sierra know this. Where is the miracle in the court and it says in the outside narco cosa for so little bigger one heart in a Shani aka who was

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the one who insulted you, he will be cut off and so will ask is completely cut off. But Rasulullah saw seldom the name continues and flows throughout the face of the planet Earth in the outside narco cosa, for suddenly there have become one half in a shanty, aka who was

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not only this, but the prophet SAW Selim told us companions seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. And so it is with this understanding that Islam and counted the societies of the world, assimilated the knowledge

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and was able to take the world into the modern era.

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Taking theoretical knowledge and applying it

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theoretical mathematics, applying it theoretical architecture, applying it medicine, astronomy, botany, biology, chemistry from alchemia, zoology, paleontology,

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most of the disciplines in the university in the golden age of Islam was expanded by the Muslims. Because of this understanding what was the understanding of

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our council that Allah has blessed us? And this is the chief message so Allah azza wa jal told the prophet SAW Selim in that very difficult time in Mecca, when he was under so much pressure, and we are under it today.

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And so we need to consider this now. Keep in mind alcocer, no matter what they say, focus on the things that we need to do within ourselves. We need to increase our taqwa increase the consciousness

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First of all, we need to seek authentic knowledge. Our Islam cannot be based on our culture anymore. Because our cultures are different cultures. We have to go back to the true message of Islam that will unite me with you and with other Muslims who have different cultures and people in different parts of the world. We need to emphasize character,

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the character of Islam not just the ibadah Yes, the Bader is the foundation of prayer is the foundation but why are you praying?

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What is the purpose of your prayer Allah told us in the salata, Sangha Anil Sasha you want Moncure prayer should prohibit you from doing evil and corruption. What is the fastball? Is it just to be hungry for the day? No. As we learned in the ayah, the famous iron circle Baccarat Allah cantata Khun

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fast things written on you, La La Quinta chacun, in order that you would gain taqwa. That's the essence of the fast.

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And so, character, we need to focus on healthy, empowered families.

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Healthy empowered families, one of the greatest attacks on Muslims right now is not externally internal.

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It comes through our minds to watching pornography.

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Through loving material things, we start to look at each other in a bad way. Divorce is rising, families are breaking up, we need healthy, empowered families. And that means when we go back to the son of the prophet SAW Selim, and you look for instance, at birthdays, some people put great emphasis on a birthday. But every day is like a birthday. Wish we should have. We should celebrate with our young people every day all the time.

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Some people put emphasis on Mother's Day, or father's days, because they tell you here that this is the day for your mother.

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No, the prophets are seldom in his way. The mother is even more than the father, every day of the year is your mother's day.

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Every day is your father's day.

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And so our cow stars is to go past the superficial things and to go to the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and that is through his teachings. If we apply the teachings today, it is mercy.

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Our community, our families need Shura. That means we have to start talking to each other. If there's a problem between husband and wife, talk about it. If there's a problem, if you cannot talk about it, bring somebody in. Even Huck amendment attorney he will hack amendment Alia, bring somebody in, discuss it. Do not resort to violence in our families.

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In our communities, we're going to have to talk to each other. We're going to have to be more open with each other as the pressure continues to apply to us.

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Number six, we need operational unity.

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There has to be an operational unity amongst us.

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We have to let people know who wants to divide up the community. We don't want to be divided anymore. Yes, I might pray slightly different than you. But there are different forms of prayer in the Sunnah.

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We are all united we are Qibla the people of the Qibla

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and that should bring love in your heart. If you see a brother and sister praying to Allah azza wa jal fasting, giving the cat regardless of their nationality, regardless of the language that they speak.

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We also have to change the way we spend our money.

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Some of our money has to go to the most vulnerable people in our community, the refugees who are suffering in the Muslim world and hungry here in Toronto.

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Also, some of our leaders, if they speak out, they will be put into jail,

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who will come who will come to their rescue, who will be in back of them, homeless people, handicapped people, some of our wealth will have to now go in order to protect ourselves in this very critical phase of existence. We will also have to focus on the youth. The youth are the majority of the Muslims, but many of the youth are not in the in the massage.

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So we will need to go out to the youth.

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Bring them into neutral programs, encourage them with Islam, as the prophet SAW Selim

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Stir encourages his his companions. also people who embrace Islam, every community needs to have a strong program for the new Muslims Alhamdulillah this Masjid has excellent work for the new Muslim, but it needs to be all over the city. And we need to cooperate with each other. And finally, we need to see ultimately as our goal and our main mission, to reach out to this society. There are many people in the society who do not believe the propaganda against Muslims. They don't believe this. They know us and they know what is right. But if we don't speak to them, if we don't communicate with them and show them what Islam is, how can you expect them to come to our defense within this

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society? And so Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us, even though we are in a difficult period, and we remember Rasulullah so seldom, and we remember what he went through. And we remember the blessings of Allah azza wa jal Bismillah Rahmani Raheem in the outside narco cosa for suddenly literally become 100 in the Shani aka who will act well saga la sala Mahatma and bi with more saline Nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah He was wasapi he was selling just Lima

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once again, as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. For everybody who joined us later, today's announcement. Before I go to the announcement, I would like to thank our brother, our guest speaker, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Hakim quick to take the time out and be here with us today and share his words of wisdom and guidance for us inshallah, thank you very much as a Kamala Harris for being here she

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alumna Allah,

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because Allah azza wa jal has put into the Sierra, into the life of the prophet SAW Selim a living example, as to what to do in all circumstances. It is reported in the darkest days in Mecca, when the machine was torturing people, exiling people, killing people. It is reported at this time

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that they wanted a way to stop the Messenger of Allah, then who Hashem was protecting him.

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His uncle was protecting him. And so they gathered together in their think tanks, or in their house of representatives, the leaders gathered together with one of their famous leaders al Walid Ibn Al mahira.

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And they said, How can we stop this man? We can't attack him physically. So how can we destroy his message?

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Because if we destroy his name, and his message, then people will not follow him.

00:28:14--> 00:28:23

And so they said, maybe we can call him check in. Maybe we can say he is a wizard. But Allah will lead

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who was honest, and many of the Arabs at that time. They had honesty in his speech, very straightforward people. He said, No, he's not a carrier.

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He does not have the closing of the calving. These are the people who take care of the idols at the Kaaba. He's not one of them.

00:28:40--> 00:28:43

They said, okay, maybe we say he's Majnoon.

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Let's say he's a crazy person. But Waleed said no, he is not Majnoon because he doesn't have the spasms and gurgling sounds of a crazy person. So they said maybe we should say he is shy. Let's say he is a poet. And will lead said no, he is not a poet. This thing that he is reading is not our poetry, we know our poetry.

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So we cannot put it into the rhymes and rhythms of the poetry.

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And then they said maybe we should say he is Satya

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maybe saw here magician ulead said no, he does not blow in knots. Like some of the women Nefertiti for the rocket. It doesn't do this. It doesn't use these formulas. And they said What should we say?

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They say Finally, let's call him Satya will call because he breaks up families. The child will leave the parents for this religion. The mother will leave the father for this religion. And so they began to call him names. They began to go forward constantly. And say this and one of the people who is leading the propaganda against the prophet SAW Selim. His name was alas Ebony while astonish

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and allow us

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He used to follow the Prophet peace be upon him and when the province of solemn would speak to the people of us would say, leave this man. He is.

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He's a waste of time is useless. And when you say avatar, in those days, it means a man who is cut off. He has no male descendants. There are no sons. He has nobody to sing his his his name. He has nobody to defend his family. He has no lineage. So he's cut off. He's going to end right here. So he's a waste of time, don't follow his message. And this must have hurt Rasulullah saw some of them very much as a human being in this environment. When the propaganda is coming on like us today, with propaganda hitting us,

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right negativity,

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new names being made up. Allah subhanaw taala revealed to the prophet SAW Selim Bismillah Rahmani Raheem in Kolkata, for suddenly lira become one half. In Shani, aka who will ever talk. Allah revealed, Verily, We have given you a cow size.

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We have given you an abundance. So pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Surely the one who insults you, he will be cut off. This chapter is a standing miracle.

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It is the shortest chapter in the court and 10 words and probably every Muslim memorizing silicosis.

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But it is expanding and expanding and expanding and will continue to expand until the day of judgment. How is this possible?

00:31:53--> 00:32:03

This is what is called a jazz aloha which it is a linguistic miracle that has manifested itself in living life.

00:32:05--> 00:32:11

Allah azza wa jal said in the outside inocle Casa verily we have given you alcohol stock

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and from the profit so suddenly we learned that el cosa is a river in paradise that flows down it pours into the watering place allowed on the Day of Resurrection its liquid is white as milk sweet as honey

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cold as ice. If you drink from it one time, you will never be thirsty again.

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But I'll Kalfa also means the setup in Arabic means it is called Valium dude mukluk

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cateura it means we have given you an abundance because counter comes from cathodic Katia. So this is an abundance. Expanding and Arabic This word is what they call mutlak.

00:33:01--> 00:33:21

It continues to expand. How did this happen with the Prophet Sal summer. Allah subhanaw taala gave him Kelly Milan ilaha illa Allah, connecting him to the Creator of the heavens and the earth and also putting Mohammed Dora Sula so solemn along with it, connecting him to the eternal Universal Power of the heavens.

00:33:22--> 00:33:25

Allah azza wa jal also gave him the core end,

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which was knowledge is continuing to open up and will continue to the Day of Resurrection. Allah azza wa jal also gave him his to Jabba to Java

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that his followers people would respond to his message. And they responded to him in his lifetime. Within 100 years, Islam spread to the furthest corners of the known world.

00:33:53--> 00:34:20

He Java today our people call you answering him up until now, there are people in the far regions of the earth who are still embracing Islam. People who have never seen the prophet SAW Selim before cannot speak Arabic have nothing to do with Mecca or Medina. But yet they embrace this religion and change change their whole life in the outside narco cosa for suddenly Rob Biko one

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even his name

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which was used for the first time

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now today, it is the most popular name on earth. And when census was does what is the most popular name in the world, they found that Mohammed is the most popular name because Muslim will name his son not just Abdul Karim you'll say Mohammed Abdul Karim.

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Some of them have their passport they have three Muhammad's it is the most popular name on the face of the planet Earth. How many people know the name Alas, Ebony why

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even scholar

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Only people who study the Sierra know this. Where is the miracle in the court and it says in the outside Naco cosa for suddenly little beaker 100 in the Shani aka who was

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the one who insulted you, he will be cut off. And so will ask is completely cut off. But Rasulullah saw seldom, the name continues and flows throughout the face of the planet Earth in the outside narco cosa, for suddenly there have become one half in a shanty, aka who was

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not only this, but the Prophet so seldom told us companions seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. And so it is with this understanding that Islam and counted the societies of the world, assimilated the knowledge

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and was able to take the world into the modern era.

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Taking theoretical knowledge and applying it

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theoretical mathematics, applying it theoretical architecture, applying it medicine, astronomy, botany, biology, chemistry from alchemia, zoology, paleontology,

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most of the disciplines in the university, in the golden age of Islam was expanded by the Muslims. Because of this understanding, what was the understanding of cows

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are cows that Allah has blessed us. And this is the chief message that Allah azzawajal told the prophet SAW Selim, in that very difficult time in Mecca, when he was under so much pressure, and we are under it today.

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And so we need to consider this now. Keep in mind, el cosa no matter what they say, focus on the things that we need to do within ourselves. We need to increase our taqwa increase the consciousness of Allah, we need to seek authentic knowledge, or Islam cannot be based on our culture anymore. Because our cultures are different cultures. We have to go back to the true message of Islam that will unite me with you and with other Muslims who have different cultures and people in different parts of the world. We need to emphasize character,

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the character of Islam not just that he better Yes, the better is the foundation of prayer is the foundation but why are you praying?

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What is the purpose of your prayer Allah told us in the salata, Sangha Anil Sasha you want one car? Prayer should prohibit you from doing evil and corruption. What is the festival? Is it just to be hungry for the day? No. As we learned in the ayah the famous iron circle Bukhara Allah cantata Kuhn.

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fastings written on you Lala from Tata Cohn, in order that you would gain taqwa. That's the essence of the fast.

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And so, character. We need to focus on healthy, empowered families.

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Healthy, empowered families, one of the greatest attacks on Muslims right now is not externally internal.

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It comes through our minds through watching pornography.

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Through loving material things, we start to look at each other in a bad way. Divorce is rising, families are breaking up, we need healthy, empowered families. And that means when we go back to the son of the prophet SAW Selim, and you look for instance, at birthdays, some people put great emphasis on a birthday. But every day is like a birthday. Wish we should have. We should celebrate with our young people every day all the time.

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Some people put emphasis on Mother's Day, or father's days, because they tell you here that this is the day for your mother.

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No products or sell them in his way. The mother is even more than the father every day of the year is your mother's day.

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Every day is your father's day.

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And so, our cows are is to go past the superficial things and to go to the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and that is through his teachings. If we apply the teachings today, it is mercy.

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Our community our families need Shura. That means we have to start talking to each other. If there's a problem between husband and wife, talk about it. If there's a problem if you cannot talk about it, bring somebody in. Even hacker

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amendment. Lee wahaca amendment Alia, bring somebody in, discuss it, do not resort to violence in our families.

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In our communities, we're going to have to talk to each other. We're going to have to be more open with each other as the pressure continues to apply to us.

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Number six, we need operational unity.

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There has to be an operational unity amongst us.

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We have to let people know who wants to divide up the community. We don't want to be divided anymore. Yes, I might pray slightly different than you. But there are different forms of prayer in the Sunnah.

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We are all united we are a little Qibla the people of the Qibla

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and that should bring love in your heart. If you see a brother and sister praying to Allah azza wa jal fasting, giving the cat regardless of their nationality, regardless of the language that they speak.

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We also have to change the way we spend our money.

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Some of our money has to go to the most vulnerable people in our community, the refugees who are suffering in the Muslim world and hungry here in Toronto.

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Also, some of our leaders, if they speak out, they will be put into jail,

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who will come who will come to their rescue, who will be

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homeless people, handicapped people, some of our wealth will have to now go in order to protect ourselves in this very critical phase of existence. We will also have to focus on the youth. The youth are the majority of the Muslims, but many of the youth are not in the in the massage yet.

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So we will need to go out to the youth.

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Bring them into neutral programs, encourage them with Islam. As the prophet SAW, Selim used to encourage his his his companions, also people who embrace Islam, every community needs to have a strong program for the new Muslims. Alhamdulillah this Masjid has excellent work for the new Muslim, but it needs to be all over the city. And we need to cooperate with each other. And finally, we need to see ultimately as our goal and our main mission to reach out to this society. There are many people in the society who do not believe the propaganda against Muslims. They don't believe this. They know us and they know what is right. But if we don't speak to them, if we don't communicate

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with them and show them what Islam is, how can you expect them to come to our defense within this society? And so Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us even though we are in a difficult period, and we remember Rasulullah saw Salaam and we remember what he went through. And we remember the blessings of Allah azza wa jal Bismillah Rahmani Raheem in outside narco cosa, for suddenly lira become one house in a shanty yaka, who will act was Allah who was ultimately possible and big will more Celine Nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah He was wasapi he was selling just Lima

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once again. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. For everybody who joined us later. Today's announcement. Before I go to the announcement, I would like to thank our brother, our guest speaker, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Hakim quick to take the time out and be here with us today and share his words of wisdom and guidance for us inshallah, thank you very much as a Kamala Harris for being here. She

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