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Abdur-Raheem McCarthy

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Abdur Raheem McCarthy – Dawah Power

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I guess I'm the first person to next year here standing maybe I'm a bit concerned but nervous now with all the wires that I might fall

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to one place. I like to move around when I talk. And I remembered I did it actually, I gave a lecture and I measured here in Malaysia. And they were very surprised. They said never in the history of the mosque as any lecture. And he she stood up and gave a talk before see the first so I like to move around, because I feel if I sit down, I get rather sleepy. And I'm afraid if I sleep, then you guys will sleep and a lot of stuff. So shall we want to move around and shala. And also, we like the lectures to be interactive. I like to ask a lot of questions. I don't like just the heads to nod and stuff like this. I don't know if you understand or if you don't understand. So yes, yes,

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yes. Yes. And then

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we'd all benefit So Michelle would have an interactive session whenever a powerful session and she votes on it. Because today we're talking about dow power and how to put power into our dow and shuttle tada

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so what are the main things the main ingredients to success that are dow that's going to make our dow powerful anything you do in life if you want to be successful? And your business? And whatever it is you do? You have to make sure you have power is powerful. And we're for there to be an FX so how can we make our dow powerful? This is a question

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what do we need to do in order for our dow to be powerful?

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Nobody knows. Okay, brothers.

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Very good, excellent. Some of the main keys the ingredients the success or the loss, the sincerity and the end the knowledge know that these are some of the key ingredients to success. And today in this small talk a reminder, we're going to be talking about

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our from several aspects, what we need to be successful in our dow and the beginning of the foundation and they will look at some of the tools and techniques that will help our dow inshallah be effective and shallow Tada. So these are the ingredients that we need in the beginning the foundation, class, and

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knowledge, what else do we need for a doubt to be powerful?

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It's about following the tsunami Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam obviously the Baraka and the blessing. The true blessing will be in following Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in our dialogue, very good. What else do we need?

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Patience. You have a lot of sub, a lot of patience. Because you're gonna face so many difficulties if you decide you're going to be giving up. You're going to be following the footsteps of who

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have rasuna Lawson was that wasallam and all of the MBM all of the prophets before him? Was it easy for them?

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difficult. So just as they face difficulties, you're going to face difficulties very good. What are some other things we need?

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Knowledge mention?

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Is the economy common for us to be practicing in ourselves, the Islam because if you're not practicing what you preach, how's the effect of it?

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It's going to be weak and one of the main obstacles we face brothers always asked me when I travel you living in the West?

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What are some when you go on trips to let us know this? How many? What's the main obstacle you face in the dour? What's the biggest obstacle?

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What do you think the biggest obstacle is?

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as Muslims in the West? What is the biggest obstacle we face the most? The most difficult thing that we face What is it

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tradition?

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What is whose tradition

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tradition from where?

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From the Muslims The biggest problem we face in the West is from the Muslims themselves. biggest obstacle in the world in general

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the biggest obstacle in front of us when it comes to Tao is the Muslims

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no doubt about it

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this minute just to give me some freedom but I still I'm still have the wire though. The wires what scared me on the bottom. This is where the people the header where this is one.

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Okay,

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getting miked up now.

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A lot of wires which kind of

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nice it's actually another wire I know.

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This is better but more scary

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by

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the Muslims. Why is it such an

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obstacle, because between us, we always have problems always, you know, one not wanting the other to progress, we're fighting amongst one another. But even more than that is that when the non Muslim forgiving our to a non Muslim, and we explain Islam to them, Islam is beautiful. There's no faults in Islam.

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Islam is the solution to all of the problems we're facing around the world today, I gave a lecture one time in Dubai. And it was about

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the problems we face or how Islam and Islam the solution or something, I forget the exact title. But what I did, I stood in front of the people. And I took out a piece of paper with a blank piece of paper. And I said, here's what I prepared

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for the lecture today, I showed them both sides of the paper, there's nothing on it. So we had a group of people were coming to hear me lecture

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from the Muslims and from the non Muslims as well. Like, what is this guy, you know, we come listen to him, and he hasn't prepared anything. I said, today's lecture, you're going to prepare it here on the spot. So we have a challenge, as it any problem that the world faces today. Bring it in front of me and I will bring you the solution from Islam, guaranteed inshallah. And if I can't do it now, I will go home and research and find a solution, bring it to you next week and shovel all the problems that we found the solution the Quran is done in Islam, hamdulillah Everything is there. So Islam, there's nothing wrong with Islam. But what happens is we come and we show this beautiful religion to

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the non Muslims. And they see, it's very interesting. It's very nice, looks like in what I've been looking for. But if what is in these books is true. If what you're saying is true, then why does it affect you?

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Why does it affect your community? Why are the Muslims in such a mess all around the world? And how many countries do we have in the world? That we can really say Alhamdulillah you know, because a good Muslim country we use Malaysia law by the way, I was telling the brother you're on the way as an example from the law. Any country there's room for improvement by Malaysia has a lot of good camera. At least when a Muslim country we've done something here in Malaysia how many as Muslims? Well, some countries will kind of shy as a Muslim country. It is unfortunately

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it's a problem. You know, because we have some serious issues in Muslim countries. So what is it it's not from the religion it's from the people in the country. So these are some of the things we need to fix if we're gonna have power our Tao will be able to represent our or our religion and to be from the best of the nation sent forth as the last panel Watada describe this then we need to focus on all of these things to make our dour powerful

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Why do we give our

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Why do we want to give down

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to them? Why

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the spread is that why do you want to spread Islam? All of this is correct. But always needs to go deeper into the reason why.

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say who you are because you're Muslim, you're

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worried about yourself, who do you want to save?

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You want to save the people who are going to have we want to save them just like now if there wouldn't be a fire somewhere and you see somebody going naturally as a as a decent human being what would you want to do? Save them? Would you say hold on is a Muslim or non Muslim? Let's see.

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Let him go Okay, now Muslim, go, that's a Muslim and save him. We want to save everybody. The province of Salem when you look at and see or how they described many salatu salam he was somebody he had the whom the concern about how to spread the message of Islam, about how to relate it to the people.

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And this is how the Muslim should be because we don't want anybody to be harmed Yeoman piano they come and somebody enters into the hellfire. We don't want that for anybody

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want everybody's intervention agenda? We need to strive also what are the reasons why we give dowel to save the people what else?

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What else do we give down?

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To remind people, we have two types of main Tao who are the four

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two main categories and McDowell to

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the Muslims and non Muslims. So if you say no that was only for animals if that is not true, even to Muslims, we give our which is the reminders. We come here to remind each other and when Muslims but one of the things we have to realize as an oma is that this is our duty.

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It is compulsory upon us as an oma to relay the message. Allah subhana wa tada said to us in the Koran, and sort of Allium on well choco mimco

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There should be a nation from amongst you doing what?

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You had their own a little clear way more than my roof when hona Mancha

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that they should be making dour, calling to the goods, making dow according to the good and forbidding them, which is evil, they would have the last say about these people at the end of the verse. Like what are they?

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And hopefully who these are the successful ones. If we're going to be successful as an human, we have to first be proud of who we are. And this is one of the main things we face and not having power in our power is that we are not proud of who we are.

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Even sometimes we show people they don't have the been the certainty that Islam is the solution.

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If we look at our actions, we look at ourselves. We're not somebody who's proud to represent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the norm of Islam.

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We look at how Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to act, how we used to look, do we want to be like Rasulullah system? Do we want to be like the Sahaba? Do we have that concern to spread our message, if we want to be successful, that's the only way we're going to be successful as oma, we have to have this concern inside with the feeling inside that this is our duty to represent.

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And the best way to represent your own as well, by acting upon Islam in yourself, and then spreading it related to others.

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So we have to have that concern inside ourselves, to spread Islam and realize that this is our duty. Something that we must do as an oma to spread the message of Islam. It can be a different different levels different ways, may have someone who's a full time day, and somebody who does their way he can. And you're in your office place if you just act upon Islam or let's dour, just acting upon Islam in itself is is the greatest form of doubt.

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Do you see the beauty of Islam in you?

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We know it's our duty. But another reason why we give Dawa is the beauty of Islam or life is that we have commands things we have to do. But at the same time, Allah gives us so much in return.

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Look at the beauty of Islam, for example,

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fasting Ramadan? Is that an option?

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You have to do one of the pillars of Islam.

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But what do you get in return?

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The law you get returned from the fasting, all of the Agile all of the reward, and the same thing I'm then giving down, it's important to remind yourself that's another encouragement for you. Now just the fact you're fulfilling a duty. It's something that you're proud of something that you love, but at the same time,

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look at the reward you get in return for dour.

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Look at the Agile you get in shuttle time. If somebody got what did you get? What are you getting returned? If somebody got it through you?

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What do we get in return?

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You get personal satisfaction, no doubt about that.

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All of his good deeds, how about that? All of his good deeds that he does, you get the same reward and sell your piano. And sometimes you forget about that.

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You help somebody be guided somebody who was straight as a Muslim, and left Islam or was half half in Islam. And you advise him, you got him, you gave him a book, you sent him a link, or what's up or email and he he was guided to that all of the good deeds

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that he is doing, you're getting agile for I remember once I was given a whole bunch of them, and we had established a message there that was in English for the non Arabs in Sudan. And I noticed a brother who was praying with us in the masjid, who has the same brother who had helped me when I was a new Muslim in 1994 to go on to study Arabic In Islam and so that he became very elder Mashallah to see me and now I'm the copy. I'm given the whole book. So I saw him and I was very excited to see him. And I went, I said, I'm so and so do you remember me?

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And he said, No, I don't just kind of service that it's okay.

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At least I saw him after all these years, I was very happy, Mashallah. And he said, I don't remember that. There's 1994, his older brother now. And so anyways, you're the one who helped me, come here to do that. Alhamdulillah and I said, I learned him Sudan. And then I went to Medina, and I learned and now I'm dead. I'm traveling the world. I'm giving down and I said, hungry left. All of the things I do. You're getting bored and shallow. Tada. And he said, That's good to hear. I'm so sorry. I forgot who you were with. That's good news for me.

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He didn't even think about he forgot who I was. But all of that data now. He's getting important a part of it. Unfortunately. yomo kiama is put into the scale of his good deeds, the provinces and I'm encouraged

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Sahaba

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by saying,

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if one person is guided through you, what do you get in return?

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Islam is a logical religion. You want to talk to

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the logic of the human being. It's not just do do, do, do and you're going to get returned. Allah encourage you so we can strive for it because that's the nature of the human being. What's in it for me? Okay, what do I get in return? Now as listeners we leave up a lot of things because what we get in return were the gentlemen now the brother has a business trading company he's in he's in he's in selling and buying and I come to like, help me It helps me out the first time the second time, but then eventually is like, What's in it for me? It's a business thing from losing money. I'm not gonna do it, but the law is giving us in return agita, reward, reward, the process element courage, this

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habit. Say one man is guidance. What do you get in return?

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Better than the red camels. A bunch of red camels does today like what we know. So I always use the example. I was giving the brother the examples of the red Ferrari. He said red camels. He was like what are they actually but they're very expensive even So today, we have some brothers. Some buddy winds from the desert this they rake it was like Yeah, they still know what it means. Versus like red. So red Ferrari's and what are we limiting? You see all those cars outside?

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Imagine the Orient Ferraris and Mashallah we said all for you. All I'm not one of them. All of you can have

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is having a bunch of these referees outside the reward equivalent to that for the the one who is the reason behind somebody being guided.

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Look at the rewards you're getting. It's better than that. To that Oh, that's scary is Can somebody better? There are a lot of red Ferraris. You gotta get something even better than agenda and Showtime.

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And even in your life, don't think now. Always the

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the rewards is only going to be in the agenda. Even as the brother mentioned something very important. The personal satisfaction you feel good inside. And then also Allah subhana wa tada puts Baraka and blessing in your life. When you live for a loss of conduits, Allah will doors open. And we see that all the time. As we try to give down we tried, we go through difficulties, but then that loss of panatela opens up doors for us. Do you want to strive for Allah subhana wa Tada. So we know why we're giving down we know it's our duty, we know we want in return. And then after we have that mentality that we have to do it, it's something that we must do. We have to go back to some of the

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things our brother here mentioned. First of all, remember, we have to have what is lost sincerity. We do a

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philosophy panel without him because you might not think about that right now. One person is guided to be but then what happens all the sudden you become the king of the Shahada.

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And here in Malaysia they call you the king of Shahada, meaning what? That you're passing out Shahada right left and center. You're giving Dawa and you have your effective, the first person accepts the second the 10th, the 20th 101,000 the brothers now given 3000 she had this, you think the intention is not going to change who's going to try to change it she thought was gonna come to you right away, Oh,

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brother used to be very humbled. And now he works like this.

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The Shadow King, even he puts him on a shirt in the back Shadow King. I'll give him status, you will know how to do it come to me argue I'm the man becomes a fitness, you have to have a class in order to be against you yourself. All those rewards will be in your skill of bad deeds. And you'll know piano you attend a class for loss of Panama's honor. And when you have a class for loss of data, you see how it will affect you, and how it's going to affect you down.

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Because you want so bad, you feel you want that person to be guided, you want to help the people, you have that inside. That's one of the beautiful things I love about the center here. After I said what Jeff was saying, at first, I didn't really understand this was the hardest.

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Because you think of it, you know, coming from the Arabic countries and for them is the circuits in it. But then we understand actually hidden, we're making kidmin we'll get we're serving the oma serving mankind it was I think it said where's this aid, right? That's serving mankind. Okay. That's what we're talking about. Because that's what we're here to do. We want to help the people is what the Muslim wants to do. You have a class sincerity for a low soprano asylum. But is that sincerity enough?

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It's not enough. You have to base it on knowledge. And don't let a thought for you. Because what happens here after you had that boost of wanting that edge and want to get involved and want to spread the message and be a part of relaying it, so nice and knowledgeable. People go like this. Who am I? I miskeen because she will come and trick you. She will come and trick you

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know to give Tao I don't have much knowledge. We're not talking about being a scholar.

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You don't have to be a scholar to be somebody who was a day. In fact, if we were to go and show you right now, put them here on a screen in front of us, the most successful days that we have English speaking days anyways, I can show you right now the majority of them vast majority and the top 10 are not even really students of knowledge to be honest with you. They have some knowledge but they're not very strong. The majority don't even speak Arabic.

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What did they have that other people didn't have? They had a class they had patience and they on hard work and also opened up for them. Even though knowledge wise they're not the strongest ones and knowledge and how to give doubt they might have more knowledge than a lot of the other students and knowledge but they're not major scholars. They're small students of knowledge you know the basis of the dean who have some good habits Lawson Chateaux tada they work hard a lot but Baraka blessing in there.

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So you don't have to be a major scholar to be but you do have to have some basic some knowledge. And the more knowledge you have, the better.

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The more you know, the more power you're going to have in your doubt.

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When it comes to being a successful boxer now, anybody box here or any martial arts, any brother brothers sisters will be scared of some sisters raise their hands. No, no, no.

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We have sometimes one of the keys to being successful in boxing

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is not all about what the strength and the work ethic. The key is what that's going to give you some wins some victory. But to be the best, what do you need?

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The knowledge, the knowledge is one of the greatest boxers in our time. Who is he?

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Having it and then the ones who were boxing today.

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Mike Tyson, okay, because now because we're in Islamic gathering, the rose Olympics and the Muslims.

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Tyson is a Muslim, Mashallah. But if you look, for example, at Mayweather, in the days we live in,

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he's somebody who's a little bit, he's overconfidence, nonetheless, work ethic and very, very smart and he understands the science of it.

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So the more you know, the more success you're gonna have. I'm just giving the example from the life we live in. So the more success you knowledge you have, the more successful you're gonna be in the business world. If you look at some of the brothers or sisters here with successful businesses, Mashallah you'll find that they understand what they're doing. They use the mind a lot and think about it. And they do that make the proper moves. So the more knowledge you have of your religion, the more power you're going to have, in your doubt. The more knowledge you have of misconceptions or and how techniques of how to give doubt, the more PowerShell you're going to have in your doubt. And

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after you have this, like the brother mentioned, you have to have a lot of patience, realize you're going to face difficulties. As you go down the path and you give down. It's not gonna be easy. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala

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installed an asset, one of the smallest tools in the Quran, but as Amanda Shafi said, if a lot only cents worth an asset to us, as as a reminder, or as guidance to us, it will be sufficient, because it has all of you need in order to be successful in this life, and then the next and shuttle time. And a lot of times, people like to read this to one another as a reminder, and the Sahaba even themselves, that they met each other sometimes, before they will leave whatever they will be sorted out. So as a reminder,

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I lost the final thoughts on all of mankind will be a loss, except for the ones who have four

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characteristics. What are those characteristics? The first thing is the man

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with the man, you relax, you find certainty in life, you have direction in life through your emotions or your belief. And then after you have that, you have to have ominously good deeds. It's not enough just to have a man as well also.

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When he talks about the gender, and what you're going to get in the hereafter for your man, he always mentions that I'm going to solid the good deeds with it. And after somebody has these two Beautiful Names, these blessings, the man and the good deeds, he really he wants to share this with others. Because as Muslims what happens? We become very stingy now, with the fear we have, we don't want to share what

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we don't want to share this fair. There's good that we have with the people. So we have this lamp from the tickets agenda, but it's only for me. You look at the males go to hell. You go on the list. I'm gonna make an agenda. The true believer wants to share this with everybody.

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He's proud of who he is. As a Muslim. I want to share it with you. Yes, I'm a Muslim. Why do you do this because I follow Mohammed civil law gladly.

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I follow the Quran.

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I'm proud to be a Muslim. That's what it was what I said, what it was so bellhawk calling and reminding to the heart.

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But those three, it's not it. The fourth characteristic, what is it? So

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we have to have patience. If somebody is going to hold on to the rope of Allah soprano what's on and try to make it to the agenda, go, the difficulties you're going to face. And then if you want to add on to, you're going to be calling to it's not just acting upon it, you're calling to at the same time, you're gonna face difficulties. So you have to be prepared for that.

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These are all forms of introductions of things we need in order to make our Dallas strong. One of you know, as a student, sometimes you hear something from one of your teachers, one of your scholars, that that sticks to you. I remember one of our

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esteemed scholars who taught us

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he told us something very beneficial, which I remember I wrote down on the side of the book, and I still remember it still today. And something I strive to try to act upon myself and ask Allah subhana wa tada to help me act upon it. He told us that you're never going to be successful.

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In your power, unless you have three things.

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There's three key elements. If you have these inshallah, Allah will grant you to feel the eventual ability and success in shutting you down. But if you don't have these three things, you won't be successful do the key, he told us. And that is, first of all, he said, to have vast knowledge of the religion. Because the more knowledge you have, also, the more Eman you have, the more the more you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala. A lot of times we find people who are giving Dawa and traveling around the world, and they don't even know who Allah subhanaw taala is, he's a Muslim, nor shall look like he's foreigners. Turner says, Who is Allah subhanho wa Taala tell us explain to us Layla.

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Hello, hello, come and tell you. There's no creator and provider except the law. Yeah, we know that. But tell us Allah we need more than that. That's not what it lacked. That is not what that means. Okay, that's part of it. that falls under that's not the main thing. The main thing is that there's no deity worthy of worship except that there's no true God worthy of worship except the one true God Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And this is what the process is all the prophets cold soup is the meaning of to eat, to know what to know Allah subhana wa tada with his beautiful names and his attributes have strong faith with Allah subhanho wa Taala, strong knowledge, the more you know a lot, the more you increase in your mind as well. Strong knowledge.

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And secondly, to have

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a strong relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And you're about to your worship. So many times, when we get involved in doubt, we forget our own selves. We forget our own about them.

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And I'm gonna tell you a story that happened to me when I graduated.

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And I learned something that I'm still trying to fix today. And that is that I talk too fast.

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I can't help it. Sometimes I get excited. And I try to talk slow, rather always come to me said very nice lecture brother. But if you slow down,

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okay, um, then I try my best. But then I get into the lecture I get excited. And I but I think I'm slowing down a bit.

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So I went to the eastern province in Saudi Arabia to give a lecture. And I received a phone call from the Office of Sheikh Mohammed Saleh and also panel to preserve him. And he said, Chef, Mohammed wants to invite you to lunch. And we have here today with us chef usted, la ucms, this as well, was going to be here and all of you have lunch together. So that would be very nice to have. Okay, and I'll be coming in shallow. They said also, there's a program for some of the English speaking days working in the field of dour, we should have used it before the lunch, if you're interested, you can come to come to learn free in the morning, so I'll come as well. And I haven't seen chef used for

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some time. So it was an opportunity. And the chef was talking to these he will work in the field of power. And he said something very, very interesting.

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Which I try to remember all the time. And he said that the dairy, the one getting dour

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doesn't have five breyers that's the normal Muslim. The one who is the day has six prayers.

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Six in a day has to be

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because you have to have the night prayer. The family. He said even if it's the half an hour at one night, he said if you don't put your head down on the ground, that lady you met today who asked you about Islam, if you don't have the class and the sincerity and the concern to put your head down during the night and to beg Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to guide her, he said we don't want you with this

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is the for the real one, to take us down to the next level to our power. If you don't have power, you have to work hard for it when you want, how many of us go to the gym, if you go to the gym and you work out,

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there's different levels you can reach. You can tone your body, you can go in there and do a little bit doesn't do much for you. Or you can go in there and you can give it all you have. And you'll see the effects to see the power at the end. But if you're somebody who just wants to, it's up to you. But if you want to have power in your power, you have to have the connection with Allah subhana wa tada the solid, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the beginning at the time of Mecca, focused on the night prayer, training himself and training the Sahaba for the night prayer, they went to Medina, and it came time to act.

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When they had some power, the night prayer had made them strong in their mind. That's what some of the scholars said, the one who is the person of the night mean the Sahaba lien, the one who stands up in prayer at night, that fear doesn't enter into His hearts. Because it's this this this source of tranquility. It's amazing. And those of you who have tried it, even if you're not consistent, but you did sometimes in life, you know, there's no better feeling and nobody can see you, except the last one. And you stand there in the night prayer and you feel it.

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Having strong worship with the lowest of the five daily prayers, the variety of the deen the basic things that you have to fulfill the duties. If you're not fulfilling those, you're not gonna have a strong effect in your downline. So you have to have this strong relationship with the law supanova Tada you have knowledge and then you're a Bader and the third keys to success are chef told us is by having zoos in the dunya not being attached to the dunya

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because if you become attached to this life,

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you're not going to have true success in your dour. The knee is going to change the intention is going to change. Instead of striving for the guidance of yourself and the people you're going to be striving for what

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does that mean it's haram to have money

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but naturally if it comes to you

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if it doesn't come to your handle working for our last panel was silent. And so many times so many have to do it. Well I have seen from the mission from the sheiks who are not concerned with the dunya Allah so panel that opens up to the dunya

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I know one of the shifts now he's not allowed to travel except for first class that allowance.

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Why every year or two he has a brand new car

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he doesn't want it but what happened some of the people around him were affected by his dow having two very very big businessmen. They said haraam telera ship we travel everywhere first class we let our ship traveling Academy no way they went to his organization and said look i don't care he swore by last panel he only traveled first class is disrespectful for us you have to travel other than first class every year to they buy a new car he doesn't want it doesn't concern he's busy with give it down. But he finds himself when he goes to search his car is that working? There's a new one here, there's a new key.

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He didn't want it Allah gave it to him he didn't handle it.

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So you can't if you attach yourself to the duty and this is an all aspects of life as a Muslim, not just a giving down. If you want to be successful in your deen and you let yourself get attached to the dunya

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the Sahaba

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and always give the example of the Sahaba because a lot of people don't we understand Islam what is Islam.

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We're not calling people to be monks.

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Leave your job. Buy one of these and come live in Harlem center here will serve you in shallow tada just make Vicar and worship Allah subhana wa tada your food will come to you your three meals and just have your in this worship alosa panel. That's not what we want.

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But we don't want to be attached when we attach we're to the Alfredo many of us have a big businessman has had huge money after a moment of madness, even boubakeur, pop, pop pop, they used to take shifts where the answer was his business partner, they would go to the sort of loss of asylum or alternate days. Today is your day. He goes down slot he comes back to Omaha Thomas said I learned this and almost doing what's working. And then the next day he goes and he comes back and teaches downside what he learned from the law says no, this is the way this make money but don't be attached to the dunya. So these are three of the keys to success in the Dow that you need. And sometimes we

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start talking about the Dow techniques so much.

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What's the best way to get down? How do we get down and we don't focus on this foundation. Don't focus on the foundations. If you have a weak Foundation, anything, the results are going to be weak. So you need to focus on these things we mentioned if you're going to be successful

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In relaying the message of law, a law, law, you have to be strongly some of the law today when it comes to the knowledge. They don't know what Islam means.

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Seriously, how many people have come in and talk about Islam and given power? And they say, What is the meaning of Islam? Brother Islam means peace.

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Islam means peace. And it's not to go into it. And Arabic grammar.

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If you go back to it, it's selama man. And selama means Allah means peace, bro. And that's the meaning of Islam.

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And it doesn't even come from the word reward selama it comes from slammer, which means what

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to submit, to surrender through a loss of battle. This means totally different meaning, this submission and this surrender that you're doing to Allah subhanho wa Taala it guides to peace in this world and a guy so that is

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the ultimate peaceful abode and agenda and shelter. So it's going to guide you to peace, inshallah. Peace of heart, peace of mind, and then shall have peace in the hereafter. But the meaning of Islam is

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to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Knowledge of your religion.

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Now the question comes,

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how do we give down? Because after we have the foundation, one of the biggest mistakes we make is we don't know how to give down.

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Or we see somebody else and we think that's the right way we follow that way. But it's not the correct way.

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What is the best way to get down?

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is a question

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that will build with act by acting very good. What are some other ways? Anybody else have another opinion? We're under we're free people, we can have different opinions. They have to be right.

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There's no best way. Anyway, Bismillah all three all paths lead to Rome. Bismillah Allahu Akbar. Okay, this is could be correct in some aspects. But I'll come back to then shadow.

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Anybody else? That's what it comes down.

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Like what the brother mentioned, the best way to give Dawa without even saying a word

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you'd have to speak.

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What's the best way to give Tao is in your actions? Well, I when people see the effect of Islam upon you, it's going to affect the Muslims around you. And even the non Muslims. When they see the beauty of Islam,

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the largest Muslim population in the world today is where Indonesia, how they become Muslims in many of the places in Asia. Through the sword, right? A lot more. Islam was spread by the sword. That's what they say.

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How they become Muslim, to the interaction with the businessmen, the traders, the Muslims who are coming and trading with them and buying and selling. They still have Islam change them. What happened you guys, you guys, are guys used to cheetahs used to lie to us all the sudden you guys are honest and telling us the truth. What happened to you? Or we're Muslim. Now? Islam changes. And this Islam is

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the origin to Islam.

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Because of the actions of the Muslims, so many people around the world we met today, they became Muslim to the actions of a Muslim and it could be something so small you following Islam? You don't think it's going to have an effect? It could be something you do.

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I always like to give the story of the student who

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an elderly lady accepted Islam

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through

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something he did in the toilets.

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How about that? Is that possible? How does she know what he's doing in the toilet? First of all and foremost? scarier? How does she know what he's doing in the morning?

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What do we do when we go to the toilet as Muslims how do we clean ourselves is stingy with water which means what and shuttle tada that our clothes inside was they clean and pure? And we know stains on them.

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And the West Why come from those who don't have Islam don't have water. Which means he might have a nice suit on. That's very clean. But inside there's nothing clean happening. Trust me.

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He's got some serious issues, oh, clean cuts and he's got some issues going on.

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So this old lady she noticed that

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as the clothes are coming in, she and her job is to wash the clothes in Ireland and send them back to the students. So she knows this one particular students that there's no stains, not Brown, not yellow Bismillah Mashallah. Hello,

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Queensland. Okay, interesting. Never seen that before my 25 years of experience, but Okay, second time, second week, interesting. third week, okay, now it's

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become like an obsession. She wants to know, What is the secret? This guy is clean all the time. And that Oh, am I 25 years of experience? I've never seen this. So we have the expression. They say curiosity killed the cat, right? But not all the time. Sometimes it can save the cat inshallah. So here she goes, and she asked him, and I'm very shy to ask you this embarrassing question. But what do you do? What's your secret? You know, what, you're always clean. And he said, very simply, I'm a Muslim, and he acts upon his religion, in the toilet by cleaning himself. So when he stands in front of a launcelot, there's no impurities on his clothing. And because of this, she said, a religion of

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this status. It's got to be the truth and she accepted Islam became a Muslim, just because we signatory. So imagine if we were to implement all of Islam, in ourselves, it's amazing the effect they can have. So just acting upon Islam is the key thing. After that, when it comes to interacting with others,

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how do we give down you met a Muslim and non Muslim? First let's start with the Muslims.

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How do we get down to the Muslims? What are the keys to be successful?

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gifts alarms, being kind, being gentle, always using Heckman.

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Whether we are Sybil erotica, Bill Hickman use hikma when you give down,

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never be rough, never be harsh. And what happens to a lot of us sometimes we start to practice our religion, or we have the heart with us. We become harsh. Because inside we want people to practice the hop. If they reject it, we get angry. So we come with

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what are you doing? We do this to them and the way you come around it. What happens you push the person back even farther. So you have to have hikma you have to have lean, what is lean?

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To have a soft approach and nice approach. Allah subhanho wa Taala told the prophets of his of his Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, the best of creation received the way the revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also panelists will open one early they'll be an abdomen holder. If you were somebody who was harsh, had a hard heart, the Sahaba who were the best of all nations after the province, they would have left from being around you.

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If you were that, that have that he's not that and that's why he had an impact and is down have a nice approach. When you give somebody advice, one of the Forgotten students that we have as to what

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Smile, smile.

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I was giving a lecture at a mall and Potter about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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It was a week teaching the Muslim to the non Muslims about Rasulullah sallallahu. And we had Mashallah Abdur Rahim greed and use it as all these muscle shifts and dyes were coming to give lectures. And they put me in the middle. They told me to give my talk in Arabic.

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So they gave an English Why can I give it in English? They want to do something different from the law. So I gave my talk in Arabic. Nonetheless, the questions came at the end and one of the sisters asked me she said

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there's a problem with some practicing Muslims as well. They don't smile.

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They don't smile.

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As if it's a problem that a lot of a lot of people this want to become very serious. forgetting that it's the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to smile, and look at the effect the smile has upon people.

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Look at how the Sahaba described Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. One of them said that I never saw Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in lamb up to Sema except that he was smiling. The province of less lm he said smile. And the smile in the face of your brother is a form of sonata form a charity lft center.

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You see whether you smile. The effect it has is amazing. One of the shifts told a story about when he was traveling to a country in South America. And he's sitting on the plane and he doesn't have much English, please No thank you. Water,

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Pepsi, whatever he wants, he can basic English.

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So he said every time the

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steward according to steward is the Manage steward you call him Oregon. And it was the cabin crew from the guy who was coming to the management walking past him. He said every time he walked past I would smile. at him the law. I made myself busy on the plane because a 14 hour plane trip should have my books had this my laptop I'm working every time you walk past a smile. If I want something I say water please smile. He said as I was getting off the plane. The man came to me and said

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Thank you. Thank you very much, which is usually it's usually the opposite around right? You usually thank them for their service, right? So as he said, Why are you thinking me? Thank you for for what? And he said, Thank you for your smile.

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And he said my knee and my intention was, as he sees me this big beard Oh with his big beard.

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And he sees those crazy guys on TV now, who's supposed to represent Islam? He's gonna say to you, oh, no, no, no, because I was with one of the Muslims on the plane. And he was very nice, very kind, always smiling.

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And it's affected him by the beauty of Islam to smiling.

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Back to we work, a lot of people now they go into attack mode. I want to prove that your religion is wrong. Oh, you're a Buddhist, I'm going to prove to you that that is wrong right away. And somebody comes to you and what? Christian Hindu, I want to attack.

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And we've seen some of the famous days who became famous around the world. This is the style that they chose to use it down. And this goes against the teachings of the Quran.

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Pay attention, don't take somebody he gives him a debate and he's refuting and sled and slammed slamming them down on the ground.

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And we as Muslims, sometimes we like this, though, because it was the we were victorious in the debate that will power this is it given the power give it a knockout punch. The worst way to get down, trust me.

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And it goes against the teachings of the Quran. Allah subhana wa tada said, will add to soup Bula DNA their own Amazonia do not curse those who make dua to other parties. What why, for us to below, they will come back and they will curse the last panel Tada. The same thing, if you're coming to somebody and relating to them, a Muslim, you would advise him to stay away from evil and you attack, he goes into defense mode.

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You go to the non Muslim and you attack defense mode. So even if he's not really certain and what he has or doesn't, he might hold on to it. Somebody who's doing sins as a Muslim, and you attack and you're harsh. He might want to leave this in. But because of the way you approached him and how rude you were and how tough you were, he wants to hold tighter to it. So never go that style.

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After that, the next thing we need to be aware of when you're giving down a lot of times to non Muslims. A lot of times they come with what

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difficult questions.

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The first thing you want to know about Islam is what?

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There's four main questions they're gonna ask about maybe five today.

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They want to come to ask you about these these questions which are on their minds, because they're seeing certain things in the media. What are the main things that non Muslims ask about?

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What is it?

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Nobody gives that nobody knows what esquel

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jihad. And you can add on to that. Today ISIS as well.

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What else do they ask about?

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polygamy?

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these are these are the main things. They always ask about the polygamy and Jihad and this these are some of the main questions that will come along some other things. So these are the type of things they're going to come with.

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But what is the benefit? Now what happens is brothers want to prove for example, polygamy is correct.

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If you're talking to a man,

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most likely it's not difficult to convince him and give him down. Even some things No, no, no, I'm with you guys on this is the one is the thing I like about Islam. This is this is cool. And I give this to you know, you're talking to a woman, you want to convince her. We can't give us the sisters and Muslim sisters asking you're gonna give us a non Muslim about polygamy.

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And what happens? You see them start debating about these things debating, debating debating, and sometimes people get upset and and you're actually causing more harm than good. So never open the door

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to debate about issues. But if they come and they ask,

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we're going to take this as an opportunity to give them down to what Islam really means. Be polite. No, say no. I'm not gonna answer that. No.

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Say No. Say it's a very interesting question. We're smiling. Right? We agree we're going to be smiling. It'd be nice. So that's a very interesting question. However, in order to understand this, you need to understand the concept of Islam, the basics of Islam, you understand what Islam means? Do you have a few minutes me to explain to you what this means? If it's somebody who really wants to know, what are they going to do?

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Yes, I'll take a few minutes. If somebody wants to come and debate with you, and attack Islam, it's not really a benefit, standing there debating with them anyways. So very interesting question. They come to you say, why do you have a big beard?

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Because it's the sooner because if you're a man, you have a beard

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because we're not women.

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This might be something negative to him right away. You can use that later to explain to him when you come back to this question, but we know we're gonna use that as an opportunity to say, that's a very interesting question. Maybe you wondered yourself before you were Muslim, or this while these guys have these big beards? What is it? safe to understand that you need to understand the concept of Islam, the base of Islam? Do you have a few minutes? Why does the woman cover?

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Why does she cover her face? Why does she cover her hair? What is this? What is it behind? It's interesting question. But to understand this, you have to understand the concept of of Islam, which is still here, which is the law, which is submission. Once you understand that, you understand that this woman who's covering herself, or the man who has this bid submission to Allah subhana wa,

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this is what Islam means. We're taking back to the foundation of the religion and giving Dawa. But these side conversation and debates will lie, they never end in good usually.

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not usually to convince them anyways, once they understand where you're coming from, because they have to see things like you see

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it for them to be able to stand some of the things that they have issues, they have problems understanding you, they need to understand the world and see it through the same glasses that you're seeing it.

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If they can't see through the same glasses you're wearing, it's going to be different.

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We have to realize, people if you're not seeing it the same way you're seeing

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it's a problem. Most time when Muslims you come to some care.

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Allah says this says

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they give him you know, they can't really say anything. But for them, no, they don't believe this right away. So it's not gonna know we say this, because the law said this in the Koran.

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They're not gonna understand this, you need to go back and take it to the foundation, right away of the concept of Islam. And the issue. So you bring everything back to to heat. And this is the foundation of our dour.

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So he then I hit a lot.

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A lot of people don't want to focus on other things, the scientific facts proven in the Quran. And we Oh, let's get down to this. Is this beneficial? No doubt, it's awesome. Because we can prove that revelation we follow the Quran is true. There's no way these facts could have been there 1400 years ago, it's impossible. It has to be a book of truth. But we're not going to start with that we're going to take it to the foundation, because the main elements, the main difference that we have with other religions, this is it. This is it, if you come to them with some historical facts, things proving the point on this, that's very interesting, that might show that your book is the truth, but

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why would he change? Why would he change his religion? But the main difference is not that the main difference is the issue of tawheed. The monotheism the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. No other religion in the world has except for us. This is what makes us special with Omar La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah. So when you take it back to the foundations

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and once we do that, what are the foundations we need to how do we focus? Very interesting. I'm not here today, by the way to reinvent the wheel.

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I'm here to give a reminder. And I'm somebody who I benefit from my brothers who work in the field of dowel. myself, I'm a teacher.

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I specialize in Fibonacci then testing these things. And I studied several years in Medina. That's what I teach the Muslims. When I give Dawa I look at my brothers who are giving Dawa once I told you, those top 10 or whoever they are, what made them successful? Some of our brothers came together

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and they found the most effective theory and giving Dawa

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is the go rap theory

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Oh people heard a bad word I like rap.

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What does go rap mean?

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The go rap theory.

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Has anybody ever studied go rap before?

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You studied it?

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If you didn't study it today inshallah join the mission Neela go to mission Tao calm today when you go home and study the go rap theory in detail will lie. I've because I studied I studied in the College of dour and Medina and I've looked on the ground I still think this is the best theory hands down you can download the manual of how to give down and you can watch the videos the brothers have done but how to get down what does it mean go wrap the brothers are still a bit upset about this you know this whole rap thing stuff

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you know a holy place inside whether the same but the Malaysians are so polite Mashallah to particular nobody's singing out loud? What does it mean? Go rap? It's an abbreviation upon Don't worry, we're not going to be rapping to you now. I'm not gonna change. No, it's not gonna happen.

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It is

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an abbreviation for the methodology that you need to take in the steps you need to take the practical steps you need to take and getting down.

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All we've been talking about now is all introductions for yourself to be prepared.

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You're smiling.

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Now, as you get involved into the dowel, you want to prove your point. You want to sell something, your salesmen. What are you selling? You're trying to sell to what? Jen, I want to sell Jen,

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I want to I want it for myself, I don't want it for you. Like the companies now what happens? The more clients you get, the more profit you get. That's what we're doing. We're trying to get profit for ourselves, and try to help you to get to the agenda we want to sell you.

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So we have to make them first of all understand why what is the importance of this. And something very beautiful. As I had the meeting of the day with Shia Hussein, and

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I, after I left the meeting, when wrote it down something very beneficial. He said about when you have when you present Islam to somebody else, when I Muslim, he said I always say there's three things you need to focus on. And you guys are students, so I can ask you guys, if you guys know what the three things are, I know what they are hamdulillah someone wrote it down. He says three things you need to focus on when you present this lamp

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when you want to show them what Islam is one of those three things are first of all us what that you show them something that is

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logical use logic.

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And then something that is rational, and then something is practical.

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I benefited from that went home wrote it down. And I thought about that. Something that is logical meaning what

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was mean logical, something that

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makes sense. And then something that's rational, meaning what? That it's not based on the it's based on facts.

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You have actual evidence to prove your case. You go now and you're selling something in a company, you say that my product is going to make you a lot of money.

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Okay, I'm willing to invest. I have money, but show me what's the proof? What's, where's your data? Well, I don't have any of that. I don't have any actual facts, but I believe this.

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Who wants to invest in this now?

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I'm not crazy. I don't know the brother, can we see if we can just fix this is nothing Okay.

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Okay.

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See, when you do things, they say this statement, teach somebody how to fish what? To leave forever, give them a fish, he only eats for the day, you know, this expression, right? So I didn't know how to put it on the brother put it on me. So I was lost to how to fix him. Then I realized how to do it. It happens to me every time by the way, I always wear this. And I have no idea how to put it on. Because it all gets put on me. I'm like, this is what happens after that. Like, back to what Shia Hussein said. The first thing we'll make it logical. We make it What? rational? Something based on facts, and then making something practical. And Islam is something for everybody has a solution for

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everything is that something is difficult. A lot of people look at it like Yeah, but I couldn't do it. Okay, we can do you can do

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this, you know, the beauty of Islam. So from the beginning, if you're going to talk with somebody say, first of all, we want to base based off our discussion on something that's logic and something that's what

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rational, something that's facts, not on emotions, that I'm going to base it because I'm a Muslim, it has to be the truth. And you're saying no, because my family's not Muslim, or I can accept an order based on facts. Once you reach that agreement, most people will agree to this. Because what happens if you don't make this agreement, the beginning? What's going to happen to that

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the whole debate thing is going to come back and getting into opinions. Well, I look at it like this, okay. It's based on facts. You cannot do a one opening gelatin, like, after that when I go to the G.

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What is the G stand for?

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And go rap.

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God,

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meaning the existence of God,

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and depends which country you're from, and

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who are the people you're giving power to. Because you'll find some people who have no issue with that they believe in Gods and always for them. But you have others who don't believe in Gods.

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So you have to prove prove the existence of gods.

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You have to prove that God exists. And unfortunately,

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some people

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even though deep down all of us know

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any human being knows because there's a natural instinct that any human being knows that there's one true God is greater. But some people have been lost from the vitro. So it's our it's our job to guide them back to the path.

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How can we prove that God exists?

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Who can prove

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his revelations he doesn't believe in the revelation? That is the thing if we go far away? I don't believe in your book. I don't. He said I believe this came from him and

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I believe that that Jesus wrote about

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I will tell you this, I believe that Mohammed rota sofala, but this is what they might have in their mind. So the revelation is not going to be proof right away. Later on, we come with some evidence from the revelation that's going to help us. But in the beginning, we need to really prove it.

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You can prove, for example, through his, his science to his creation.

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I'm also part of what I have told us the basic fundamentals in the Quran, were they created from nothing, or they create us, a political militia in Mohali

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who created the heavens and earth but they have no certainty. So last one that he says in the Quran, when you go back and look in the Quran, you find the answers to everything, we don't pay attention to the Quran, unfortunately, to get them to start thinking about the Bucks about the creation of Allah subhana wa is one example. You might have other ways as well, that doesn't mean it's the only way you can use different tools. They use the proven, we can ask the question, how was the earth greetings? How many possibilities do we have in the creation of the earth?

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Either it was uncreated, was just there like that, or what else

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came into existence? That it was created by

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something else that was created.

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It created itself, maybe. Or it was created by a group, maybe four possibilities.

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And if you were to look at each one, logically, and debate with them, for example, without much time, I'm gonna give you one example.

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The second option is that it created itself.

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Is this possible? that anything that can create itself?

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Would you believe this?

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Because sometimes people just wonder the things you know, no, it just happened. Let's just

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see, let's look at some different examples you can give them for example, now, if I were to say

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teittleman Islands, I just want their emotions very nice to man. I would say we're all human. Okay. So now, let's say the Tumen islands. Nobody's living on it. It's a deserted island. And we want to go explore. And as we're walking through the island, we find this Mashallah brand new iPhone six plus, it's not a it doesn't exist anywhere in the world. And then we say what? Wow, you know, that this iPhone over all of the years on the island, it came into existence, slowly start to form throughout the years. And there it was, what do you believe in this?

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For the minute you see a crazy, same thing, all of this earth, which is more complex, more in detail?

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All these heavens? Are we seen in front of us the skies and what's on Earth, that it just

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came into existence? We wouldn't believe that. And also, the issue of grading itself, just as it didn't just come into existence, you wouldn't believe they have something like the oldest laptop, you know, the Eskimos and Alaska. They come and they found Wow, just formed itself throughout the year. This is beautiful laptop machine, it would make sense. So that's not possible. The second option is that it created itself.

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Can your mother give birth to herself?

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Is it possible for your mother to give birth herself? You guys have some doubt? Nobody said anything? By the way? You guys are talking. That means they'll be like, let me see again. Obviously not No way. It's impossible. The same thing with the earth. Like it was created by something else that was greetings. You're gonna keep going back to what? What's the original? What's the original? And the original? Has What? No, no, that's impossible. Which means what there's only one option that was created by something that was uncreated, which is the last panel without logic, get them to start thinking logically.

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And also using the rationale, which is something based on facts. All of these theories are impossible. The only one possible theory is that there's a creator. So we get them here on the same page, do you agree and usually they have to agree. Okay, sometimes they don't see what I'm still not but we still keep trying. And you have to realize as well, that there's no like magic thing you can do giving download, it's going to convince everybody there's no one tool you can use this going to work for everybody. It's going to be different each time. So you can be talking to somebody right away, they believe somebody can come now listen to the lecture and they get up at the NSA shadow

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another person for years you keep trying and they they rejected and then some after some years they accept so there's no one thing you can use us all of the different tools you learn now we're here today to remind ourselves of different tools we can use different techniques we can use in order to hopefully inshallah have an impact. Second after that, the oneness of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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How can we prove the oneness of Allah subhana wa tada briefly and also panels that also shows us in the Quran by saying what, because if there's more than one guy, what happens to the earth, what it will say in the Koran.

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It's going to corrupt on Earth.

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It's gonna cause chaos on Earth. Any company in the world? How many CEOs do you have? One as well? How many presidents do you have? One? How many Prime Ministers you have? One. So he's a mighty people under him.

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But nonetheless, it has to go back to one at the end. What's going to happen? If it doesn't?

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It's chaos. A football team now, a football team? How many coaches do you have you have assistant coaches, but Who's the man, the coach? There, his main decision goes back to him.

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And as well if there's more than one God, it's gonna be chaos. So there can only be one guy, the only only part of it is one of the the things you can use to prove the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. And that leads us to the art we have very limited time. By the way, this this, this course will take us a whole day of what to go in detail. The are because the brothers still have musician does the rap thing. It's confusing for the brothers and brothers still no. So we have the G God and the O for what? oneness, and the our four words. Revelation, now we come to you to your tool. In Step three, that's step one, the revelation.

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Okay, we know now that God exists, we know that

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he's one, and he's the only one has the right to be worshipped. We've agreed upon this. And always, as you're talking to somebody, try to get the agreement. Do you agree with what I'm saying?

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What do they say? usually have to say yes, they might say, Well, I don't know how not to force him to look, you have to agree, or the conversation stops. Now. You have to agree Are we going to take things to the next that we're gonna hand it American style, we'll go outside now, like two men know, if they agree on that they don't they don't use but they keep going. That's also good. Because maybe in the beginning, it was something maybe will come down something to Revelation and like, Oh, yeah. And something will kick in earlier. And they'll start to come to agreement with you in Charlottetown.

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So this the RS board revelation,

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we have so many facts in the Quran that prove this is a revelation of how from who from Allah subhana wa Tada. We have proved that it can only be from Allah couldn't be from anybody else. So we prove the revelation. And we show them the importance that we are in need, and we know laws existed. We don't exist. We know that he's one. How do we do things in life? Which direction do we go? We need a revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just like a manual. Now, if you want to know how to use your phone, or the things in your car, and what do you need new the manual.

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And who's going to bring that manual to you.

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The a, by the way, is just as you said, Arabic horrible.

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Which is just something an end. And it's something it means nothing and don't just do it. You can keep the theory in your head, it's four steps, the G the O the R fibrillation, and it's this part actually. But the P is what?

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For the prophethood knew the profits, the profit from Allah subhana wa husen profits to all of mankind. He's the one who came with that revelation, who is our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, Mohammed says that we opened up the doors to Mr. Mohammed subversively explaining who he was, what was his message. So that is the go wrap theory. And voila, he This is the best way. If you go online, and you watch it,

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the best way to give down the brothers and the UK, they came together with all of their years of experience. And as they always say, 60 years of experience the other. You look at some of the like abderrahim Green, you don't have 60 How long you been Muslim 60 years of experience. It's not just his experience. It's the spirits with all of the brothers that sit with a duality like this, this is the most effective way to get down. Like I said, there's other things you can add. There's other personal things you might benefit, something that Shia Hussein mentioned, very important, which I didn't think about. He said, also knowing

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the environment you live in, because I can come here now and starting to think maybe it doesn't work in Malaysia, maybe there's a better tool you can use in Malaysia, maybe there's something very important Malaysia you need to focus on that me in the West, or wherever I travel, I wouldn't focus on this. So also, knowing the environment is very, very important to giving down with knowing your people knowing what to do and know what not to do. He mentioned something very interesting about the people except that Islam, then never heard all my years of traveling and giving Dawa and lecturing and talking to non Muslims never heard in my life that he likes to do what when someone wants to

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accept Islam to call their family and

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for them to witness if she had anything in the way that's going to make him go farther away. But he said it makes the transition much easier for us. That's amazing Mashallah, I never heard that in my life. I've benefited that

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somebody that he said this works for us here.

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Okay, because they have misconceptions about the Muslims about this. So now they feel good. They there's hasn't been a spell cast upon their son or their daughter. He's actually entering Islam because it's something he believes

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So handlers is something, this is a way that it works here, perhaps, where I'm from maybe doesn't work, but you needed to know the tools you use in your country. And at the end.

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Like we mentioned today, in the beginning, we talked about the important fundamentals, the foundation that you need as a DI to be successful in your data. And then some of the techniques, we brushed up on it very, very briefly because we don't have a lot of time that we said this is a course there's a day course and we're talking about we've done an hour in about an hour a crash course as they call it home Villa, hopefully inshallah, they will have a lot of good benefit. That was said at the end. Remember, that the he died? The guidance,

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who gives true guidance

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almost upon

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Allah subhana wa tada said to the prophets, that Allahu Allah, he was similar in color that the man above Moloch in the law, you have the mission, you don't guide who you choose, but Verily Allah guide so he chooses, always remember that. What do we do as days, we plant seeds, we're farmers, be proud to be a farmer.

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We're planting seeds all we do with other people, we plant seeds, we go and plant seeds, perhaps, versus some some some beautiful growth from that seed. So beautiful fruits from that seed. But perhaps it won't grow. And we stand in front of a loyalty ama and Allah asked us, what did you do to fulfill this duty?

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of calling? Did you not hear me in the Quran? tenido call to Islam? Did you not hear the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he told his alma Bella avani Well, I relayed the message even if it's just one verse. See, I knew that I knew the Hadith. How many eyes Did you tell people? How many things did you tell people? What is that?

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That doesn't mean something has to accept me pay attention that look at the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam was amaura B was the

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one who gives therapy teaches trains his followers, anything you might face in life, you'll find it in the Quran you'll find it in the state of Georgia. Well, Sumo says lm said about the nebby. The Nabhi the profits? Is there anybody better in this in the world and history than the profits? The top of the top the cream of the crop?

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All of the profits? He said the profits, some profits will come your middle tiama profit, His revelation ye from a law? Do any of us have ye from Allah subhanaw taala.

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When you have the one of the two feet, I was one that blesses you with things he doesn't bless the normal people with. They have a revelation from Allah. He said the Nabhi will come your piano.

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You have two followers.

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His two followers. He said another one will come he has one follower and another Nabhi will come who has no followers.

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But what did he do? He planted the seeds. He relayed the message he fulfilled his duty. So that's what we need to do in shadow Tyler as Muslims is to plant the seeds and a lot of those best Allahu Allah was the lowest seller Mubarak and Mohammed, which is a pharaoh