What Do Women Want

Abu Usamah At-Thahabi

Channel: Abu Usamah At-Thahabi

Topics: Education,Women

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This imam is talking about an event where women panelists talked about empowerment and what they want in this world. The speaker of this lecture mentions their speeches at the event, as well as other significant events with the same message outside the panel. He is discussing how far astray Muslims in the west have diverted from the path of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, As well as its consequence on the person who strays, i.e. oppression by the west and by the non-Muslims. It is a very powerful lecture full of stories from the prophet’s peace be upon him time and it teaches us that no matter how much power or education or otherwise luxurious lifestyle you lead in the west , that you should remain on a strict, simple path of Allah and not get to into yourself and your worldly things.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah wa shawanda ilaha illallah wa de la sharika lahu

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y shadow, Mohammad Abu rasuluh sallallahu alayhi wa sallahu alayhi mahbub.

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Recently, I did a program, a series with one of the famous Islamic channels, known globally as well as being in Europe woman program, or channel.

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And it was a series dealing with a number of episodes trying to address in tackle many of the contemporary issues and challenges that we have to get a grip upon, especially issues that are really important to our youth issues like Islamic

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entertainment, like comedy. Is there such a thing as a Muslim standing up as a comic making jokes with the golden The objective of making people laugh?

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issues like whether or not the Sharia is compatible with British law?

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issues like sports? What does all Islam have to say about sports? And is it permissible for our children to aspire to be professional soccer players football players? And if one of them becomes a football player? How do we deal with the challenges? And what does Islam have to say about those issues? I was brought as the expert. My job was simply to give my opinion as it relates to what else Islam says about the issues that were brought on the table. And they will bring people who are comedians people who are footballers, people who are in the political arena and sphere.

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I was shocked to be honest with you to see how some of our youngsters think. And how many of the Muslims think when formulating opinions like this You love Islamic comedy and entertainment. The question is posed to the Muslim comic, when it comes to comedy when it comes to comedy. who draws the line as to what you can say? And what you can say? Can you mock people? And if you do mock them, how far can you go? who draws the line?

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Who is that up to? I think is basic and fundamental that every Muslim, when he hears that question posed to him right away, he's gonna say, Allah and His messenger. That's how the line is drawn, that the prophet SAW the lady was sending them physically drew a long line. And he said, this is the spirit of a law. That's Mr. Payne, and drew subsequent lines to the right and the left of it, and said, these are tentative lines and paths. And each one of them is a shakedown calling to it. So when we ask Allah to guide us to the Salton will stop him and our prayer, when we asked him that, the Serato stuck in the Hadoop, the lines, the demarcations, they have been established by law and

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His Messenger, but the Muslim comic he believes, as his answer indicated, it's up to the comic to draw the line. If I want to curse in my stand up comedy, I can curse and I can swear, if I want to lie, I can lie, I draw the line. As for the listening public, if you want to come you come in, if you don't want to come you don't come, but I draw the line. But to the credit of the comment to his credit, he had humility, because when he heard I asked and he heard a hadith from the Quran, and the Sunnah that he had never heard before. He seemed to humble himself and begin to think maybe this is not a good profession. Maybe this is not a good profession, unlike some of the other people. Is al

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Islam compatible the Sharia with Islam with the law of the land here in the UK. The representative comes from Quilliam foundation. And we know that these people from Quilliam, with their hundreds of pounds of support from the government, they don't speak on behalf of Al Islam. There are people spew Kufa, coffer and hypocrisy and what is clearly against our religion, and the man he doesn't fail what we know about them, and he says things that will cause you to say, wow, what are you talking about?

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perform all of those episodes that I want to share with you today is the episode that was called What do Muslim women want? Your wife and my wife and your sister and my sister, the Muslim young girls who are growing up in the UK

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that's what the issue was named. What to Muslim women, one three Muslim sisters were brought. They're highly educated.

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cated highly articulate progressive in their thinking.

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But again, this issue of who draws the line is an issue that is blurred in the mind. And in the concepts of many of the Muslims, unfortunately, one of them was a lady who has an Asian background, Allahu Allah in Pakistan, I don't know. But she was an Asian background, well known on the circuit of activists, those Muslim women who are trying to be active to get the rights of Muslims, the other to get the rights of Muslim women, the other two, what two well known reverse white sisters reverse one from this country, and one from Germany. And both of them are well known authors. Both of them was in journalism, to the credit of the one who was from the UK. She accepted all Islam in Iran. In

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the masjid of the Shiite, she saw in a dream, a vision, something happened and she became a Muslim. And it's not fair for people when they hear stories like that, to pass judgment on people and say, This person is a Shiite, because they accepted Islam in Iran, you have to meet the person, you have to listen to what they're saying, before you pass judgments on people. This individual became a Muslim as a result of the Nation of Islam. Louis Farrakhan, Elijah Muhammad in that cover, he became a Muslim because he went to listen to them. He thought that was Islam. He met real Muslims and embraces land, don't say that. He's from the Nation of Islam. And that went over there. He accepted

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Islam, after having a serious, powerful trip on drugs. Something was opening his mind, and he was connected to some spirituality. After that experience, he became a Muslim. Allah guides people the way he wants to guide people. The issue is, after embracing Islam, how is the person to this lady's credit? She said on a number of the panel discussions, I was impressed because again, she respected the Quran she respected the sooner and when the I guess of the Quran and the Sunnah came to her, she submitted, and she praised them, and she supported them. And she was against everybody who went against that. As for the other sisters, Allahu Akbar, the first question that was put forth by the

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moderator to the system is a new revert well known in Germany, well known author. So sister, you, we want to know, what do Muslim women want? What do you want, and you can speak on behalf of the Muslim community, the woman, she said, We Muslim women want to be empowered. We don't want anyone to tell us what to do. We don't want our husbands, our fathers brothers society. We don't want anybody to tell us what to do. We have been oppressed, and we know what's best for us in light of history, and she gave a lot of verbiage and a lot of philosophy. When you listen to that, if you don't know your religion, you listen to those $64 words, those big words and those sentences that are strings strung

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along and you say, Oh, I was intelligent.

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Although I wasn't the moderator and it was my job just to answer Hello haraam. This is that hurry. I interjected in a nice way. I interject excuse me, sister. They brought me here as the expert. I'm the expert Now normally if the moderator, but

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I know from the Quran and the Sunnah, that no human being should say he doesn't want to be told anything. Because Allah describe the nature of Benny Adam in the Quran. The Quran

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insano a new kind of a lumen Joe hula, the mankind they carry, the Amana have given Tao in establishing the havoc on the earth, mankind took that where the sky and the mountains and the earth refuse. I lost him early mankind he is oppressive, and he's ignorant.

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He is oppressive and he is ignorant. Unless and another

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channel by Eva, mankind has been created week. So listen, sister, as the expert on this program, the Islamic expert, if I were to say something, and I'm older than you, if I were to say something that was wrong, do something that was wrong, you and those who are younger than you, other women, men, children, they have the right to stop me and to advise me and to tell me, so no Muslim exists. And I don't want to be told what to do. No Muslim woman can say that no Muslim man can say that. I don't want to be told what to do. So maybe you would like to rectify that language and change it up. Explain what do you mean? She said, I'm adamant. We Muslim women. We don't want to be told what to

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do by our husbands and so forth and so on. It's not for me to fight her. I have to let that go or I'm going to fit into that.

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narrative of the stereotypical man who is intolerant, he's rough, he's tough, and so forth and so on. It went to the second sister from this country the revert, and to her credit, you know what that lady said? She said, I'm going to tell you what I want. And what sisters like me want is we want to practice our religion. We want to be honored, we want to be respected. We want to be held in high esteem, we want to be protected. We want to be loved, want to take care of our families, she said, I'll even go a step further. say this, I'm sorry and apologetic to my ex husband, who before I left slam, I didn't know the importance of being a wife. Before Islam, I didn't know the importance of

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the rights of the husband, so I didn't treat them well. But now that a lot guided me to this religion. I see my honor, my respect is with how I am with my wife, with my husband and my children. And then it came to me. Well, Chef, Abu Salah, what do you think that's a slam empower the woman, I said, Allah whom Magnum and Islam empowers the woman in a way that is pleasing to Allah in a way that the Prophet brought some Allah what he was sending them. And there are many ways, and I will take up the whole program telling you if you want, okay, we'll just name a few, well at the top of the list, and there is no empowerment greater than this from a Muslim woman. And that is the

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empowerment that Allah gave her to worship him and him alone. Because when the slave worships Allah, he's not a slave to anyone else. He's not a slave to a system. He's not a slave to his desires. He's not a slave to anyone. He's not a slave to the media. The woman today in American Europe, she is a slave. She's not happy with herself, she feels she's too fat, she thinks she's too black. She thinks she's too white, too skinny, too tall, too short. She thinks this, this, this, Her face is not okay, unless she packs on her face, a lot of makeup, and so forth and so on. She's a slave to mass media. But if she knew her religion, and she realized that she was amapola, first and foremost, she's free.

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She's a free thinker, thinks for herself. Beauty is defined by what Allah Drew, by the line that's been established in Ellis land, not by what men are saying, and so forth, and so on. Whether they are Muslims are not, whether it's from our culture outside of our culture. And this is something that's funny. We never ever, ever hear that Muslim women feminists ever mentioned when it when we talk about empowering women, they never talked about empowering them spiritually, never. It's always about money. It's always about status. It's always about some position. I went on, and said, and it helps them. I love this religion and power them. And the fact that the lady when she gets married,

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she doesn't have to take her husband's name. It's not permissible for her to take her husband's name in Ellis land, that is a sign of enslavement to her husband. It is a sign in the West in America, when the man marries a woman, the woman became his property. So she took on his name. My last name before Ellis land is the name of my forefathers slave master. And that's why we slave that name, and we buried that name, to get rid of it to get rid of that servitude that our forefathers had. So when the woman comes into Islam, she doesn't call herself father, mother, daughter of Mohammed, and then takes the last name of a husband. That's what they do in Europe. That's enslavement. So let's table

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that freedom. And then I told them, and here's where the bomb blew up. And when I say bomb, I'm talking figuratively so that no one gets upset. No one gets nervous. He is with a bomb went off. And Islam has empowered the Muslim lady, woman, the woman and that she's allowed to get married to whoever she wants to get married to. I know, I know, speaking on behalf of our sisters, that we have ignorant fathers, we are ignorant husbands. We have ignorant, oppressive cultures that were misogynistic. We are Mel's chauvinist. We are people who don't want to hear what the woman has to say. And we have enslaved them the way Quraysh did, by burying their daughters. Socially, socially,

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we bury our daughters. We don't want to hear what they have to say. We have double standards. I'm the first one to say we have to kill that nonsense force and how to get married and slam in power to you can get married and then I gave him the Hadith of the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The man told his daughter marry your cousin. She said no. Your Rasul Allah told my daughter to marry her cousin she disobeys me and says, No, the prophet said to the girls of a lady was sending them obey your father. She said La ilaha illa Allah until

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You tell me what is the right of the husband or the wife, I'm not getting married. He said the right of the husband or the wife is if he developed a sword, an abscess in his nose, and it was oozing blood and pus. If she were to lick it and swallow that. He she wouldn't have given him his rice. She said, Well, lucky, I'm never gonna get married. The Prophet said don't force them to get married. When I say that Howdy, right there in the studio, those women jumped up. Whoa, just like that. And I don't exaggerate. They jumped up, right there filming that had this this week. That's enslavement. What is that? I was shocked. I was shocked. The question is sister, there are five conditions that

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make a hurry for authentic. Do you know one of them? know?

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You? What makes the Hadeeth week my chef told me that anytime you hear a Hadith, claiming that the Prophet said this, or the Prophet said that someone loved what he was selling, and it causes the hair on your head and the hair on your skin to rise up, then the Prophet didn't say it, you have to reject it. Have you ever heard of such a principle? Have you ever heard of such a principle? You read an if you hear a Hadeeth and it affects you in that type of way? That's the song that the Hadith is weak Makita confusion.

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That's understanding of the Muslim girl. That's understanding of Adam's child. But look what Allahu taala said in the Quran what Allah said, how the line is drawn. He said in the Quran, Allah who necessarily asked another Hadith keytab and mata shabbiha message me, texture arrowmen, who live in a shannara bow. Allah is the one who sent down the best speech Arsenal Hanif. It is a book that confirms itself. And it repeats itself. When those who fear the Lord hear it and read it, their hair stands up, their skin stands up at a fear when they read about your piano when they read about the nada, the jahannam that, that what Allah prepared in the paradise when they read about how Allah can

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do this and will do this and do that. They become afraid and they get

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mad. But on this person's mind, if that happens to me, that's a sign that I rejected.

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So I wanted to share with this community, especially our children who are here today, but this is not just for our women. This is for every group of Muslim, every single Muslim who is out there who thinks and he believes and he's been duped and tricked, bamboozled into thinking that empowerment comes to us from our side of Islam, you are sorely mistaken.

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Empowerment doesn't come outside of what Allah has legislated. And as a Muslim, this is basic and fundamental. If you don't buy into it, if you don't believe it, then there's something suspect about your Eman. Maybe your excuse, because you're brand spanking new Muslim, or you live in a desert somewhere you can't read it right? So you don't know very much. Maybe your excuse. But for the vast majority of us who can read and write, contemplate, consider. We know what's going on? What's the excuse for a person to be in doubt, thinking that you can get empowered from outside of Islam?

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Muslim woman feminists, what is that Muslim woman feminists? I even heard on that program at the studio. The Muslim atheists are the Muslim feminists, the Muslim modernists and the Muslim atheist. It's an oxymoron. How can a person be Muslim atheists at the same time? Where does it start? As it relates to what I'm telling you? A person wants to bring empowerment to our community by killing innocent people in Belgium or other than that, ISIS, anyone who wants to empower this oma and bring back the message of Allah Islam, the Islam, if you try to do it politically, anyway, and you go outside of the realms of this religion, you won't be successful.

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Look what the prophet said some a lot while he was telling me what happened. A companion and run it in Hussein roblem Allahu Allah, he, he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw a man who came in and the man had a copper ring on his hand. Rasul Allah not knowing the end movie, but he said to the man, what is that? The man said and why Hina Yato Sula, LA, it protects me from rheumatism. By wearing this, I'll be protected from rheumatism. The Prophet told the man sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in

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the end

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Hello.

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In the world men were no mid tower here I lay my flat.

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Hey, take that tower wheeze off, take that Tamino off, take that necklace off, take that Hocus Pocus stuff off. For burly it won't do anything but increase you in weakness. And if you were to die and that thing is on you, you would never be successful. You will never be powerful, you will never be saved, strong, protected, never any man. He brought this hadith shaken Islam shaken Islam, Muhammad, Abdul Wahab and kitasato he brought that I need to show them permissibility of wearing the tie weave and so forth and so on. He said this Hadeeth it's not the who that that said. He said, acceptable Howdy. So the point here in the chat, he'd hear the Muslim, the human being, he wants to take

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something to get strength, he wants to be empowered. He wants to be helped by something that is diametrically opposed to the religion. They may tell us some of what he was selling them. Anyone who invents something introduces something in this religion. That's not for me, it will be rejected and it's not gonna help you.

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You think is going to help you and empower you. But in fact, you're on a slippery slope, that thing will destroy you. One narration of this hadith said, If you die and this thing is on you, you'll die and other than the middle of Mohammed. I don't want nobody to tell him I don't want anyone to tell me what to do. Look at what happened within the bees honey sell a lot. Why do you sell it? That proves the point? What's the issue? What's the point? If we look for is power, honor, respect, from outside of Islam, with the government, with the media with this with that you look for it outside of the boundaries of Allah has prescribed, you won't find it.

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He mentioned sell a lot a lot. He was selling inauthentic ID and the authority about delighting your mind and Sadie Bukhari never met.

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as well. May Allah be pleased with all of those companions. What jus Isla, as was Sarah, Adam in harder for every woman to shut by becoming four who are men who

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are so I said, anyone who goes against my way, who goes against my command, anyone who goes against my way, then what's going to happen is he's going to be subjected to servitude, he's going to be subjected to being low and being downtrodden. And whoever resembles a people, he's from those people. So that Hadith clearly indicates and clearly shows what has happened to the Muslims were subservient. We leave our countries and we abandon the resources in our country that we don't even have control over. And we come to other countries to help enhance their way of life.

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We are subservient to the west slaves to the west. Why? Because we did everything in opposition to what Eliza gel has decreed in his religion. Not everything, obviously. But the oma for the most part. We've left what we've been given. The other hand is Abdullah Omar. In what was collected by the army, similar to that first Hadith, he says Allah Allah while he was sending me that tobiah to Marina will have to be as nabble backer, what are the two missoura? What are optimal Jihad? somata Allahu La la la Yancey. Oh Ha, ha. Taraji Dini comb. If you people this oma, if this oma becomes preoccupied with the dunya, commerce, money, agriculture, the main thing for you is what kind of car

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I'm going to be a slave to a car, where I'm going to live. These issues become the dominant things that occupy our minds, but doing it becomes the main thing and your existence. If you do this, and you abandon jihad in the course of Allah, Allah is going to make you serve other people. He's going to make you and you put you down, put your necks under the feet of people who don't care about you and won't have any pain. And alone. We'll leave it that way. Until when? Until you come back to your dean. When you come back to your dean, we'll get the help. namaha Lamia

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Coleman had to be unforeseen. Allah won't change the condition of this community today can change the one condition was changing the condition changing it from bad to worse. When a tough situation. We're going to go from bad to worse by trying to become empowered by something that's not legislated. No, we're going to go from bad to what is better. Coming back to the religion, practicing the religion get in what we need from inside of the religion jabril jabril came to our Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam giving him advice given to me

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struction he told him a number of things. This is what jabril told the Prophet for the person who wants to know the Muslim sister who is looking for empowerment. Anyone who's looking for empowerment exam, Sheriff gibril told him a number of things. And then he told them why. And Sheriff and then piano who believe what Zoo a state now when a nurse

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he said Mohammed, you have to know that the nobility you want to be Nabeel, you want to be a noble person, you know, like the people the king, the queen, the court, the Dukes and these, they have no ability, the tribe you come from, you want that. Okay, Mohammed in the morning, the way he gets nobility is the way he's like that in the last sight is by praying Pm oleyl.

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And if he wants, if he wants a visa, then the way he gets Enza is being free from the people not being an individual who has to rely on people helping him. His situation is, if he wants to build a rocket, he has to get people to help them outside of him. If he wants to establish his government, he has to give people his enemies outside of him to help him. He's free from the people. He doesn't need them. He relies on Allah. And he relies on those who are with him who have the same idea that same goals and same objectives. So the point here omitted Islam, brothers and sisters, if this Omar wants to be people who go back to that original state of is an honor that those campaigns had.

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There's only one way of getting it. There's only one way of getting there's not a second way and that one way of getting there is by doing what the proper legislative body was selling them by alas permission. Mr. Malhotra may Allah be pleased with him when he went to receive the keys of bake them up this and he was at that time walking with his shoes off barefoot.

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And his hadham was taken his turn on the right and beast as he came all the way from Medina, all the way to pick them up this one animal the middle meaning

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Allah decreed that when he came into the eyesight of the people, it was his turn to walk. And it was the turn of the terrain. Mr. Smart had said, Hey, get down. Let me get up there. And I'm going to ride this animal in here to show these people don't mess with me. The Prophet did that. That I will do. Jana was at the jihad. And the Muslims were arrested at the fight and they took a risk and they were wounded. And they had

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a gun on his horse and started making his horse walking away like that show horse does that say to the people, let's go we're gonna get busy out here. And when the companions saw that, they got excited. The Prophet says hello, it was sending them Javi Misha law to Jews who if you have a poem, this type of walking is not permissible because it's arrogance is only allowed right here in this constricted circumstance. Get people fired up. America say get off, get off. Let me get up. And I'm gonna walk I'm gonna go in here. Like Like a soldier. He didn't do that. He kept walking. So the leader of the Muslims, they're one of the 10 people promise Jenna Abu Zubaydah. ubaidah obey the

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manager. Ah, he came. He said, Yeah, me, me, me. Me, me. Put your shoes on, put your shoes on. Get on top of the thing. You got it going in these people got to see you. And I said I wish someone other than you said that. Yeah. I bought rubedo. You one of the 10 people promise genda, one of the original sabya Kenan Olean.

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He said let me remind you, we were people the Arabs, the low Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula. We were a group of people who are low, downtrodden, underfoot. Persian Room used to spit at us laugh at us. We were low and downtrodden. And then Allah sent the prophet SAW sentimental Islam, and Allah gave us Islam. And here I am going to get the key we got Iza he said anytime anytime we start to look feyza outside of Allah.

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Allah is going to bring us down.

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Allah going to bring us down. So if you're going to be in politics, you have the law. Read the lines, the demarcation, the Hadoop, the boundaries, they be determined by the Quran and the Sunnah. If you want to be a student, if you want to be a teacher, if you want to be a businessman, then let the lines of the religion determine what you're going to do and what you're not going to do. And don't be apologetic. But the person who has wisdom because wisdom is

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From our religion, Apolo Cody hada was stuck for a while he will akunis Allah tala tofik will say that.

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Allah azza wa jal

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mentioned in the Quran Al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Lin Can you read?

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Fenella Hill is to Jamia anyone who wants a PSA, then is a belongs to Allah.

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If that's what you want, then seek forward and look forward with your Lord. Don't be one of those miscreants, one of those weak minuscule human beings that doesn't know his worth, and don't know the ability of his Lord where he's trying to get Ana from any and everything by any means necessary, even if even if it means to sell his religion to sell himself out sellers, the sellers self respect and so forth and so on. And how are we going to seek is from Allah azza wa jal, if we have people who don't know the religion,

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including you young people, members of our community,

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you don't have to, and it is not expected of you to come here in a week, two weeks, one month, three months in sha Allah to deliver the hook, but

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you do not have to memorize all of the Quran, or ohare, or even memorize the 40 hadith of Allah. Mmm, no. But learn enough of your religion. Learn Enough of your religion so that you can understand things when they come at you. Because we live in in the time your museum is close. Things are topsy turvy. And this is no joke. We're living in a time right now. People hate the wrong people and love the wrong people. We're living in a time right now, where everything is upside down the way we think is crazy. We are slaves to things. And all we need is the opportunity slow down and just think smell the coffee and just think you don't need that in your life. And you don't need that. You don't have

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to live like that. letting these people decide for us and determine for us how we think politicians. And other than that, the median Other than that, the young child, the young child, as I told you before, on a daily basis, when you know, these confer these non Muslims, there's some of them who have some principles and they have some morals, they stand up for Islam, Lady in America, African American University professor, she had tenure at the university, she went to the University wearing hijab,

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to stand in solidarity with the Muslim women to tell the university your policies are not fair. And if this was something that we had that was done against Christians and some aspect, they were religion, we would have seen everyone standing against that particular thing. She lost her job lost her job. What's the point here? What's the point?

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irregardless of what ethnic background was her sex, she's another Muslim, who stood up for principle. But for the one who's always scared, he dares to speak the truth. He's afraid to be against the tidal wave of the opposition, what people think, my family, they're all going to be against me. Don't be like that. Be of the people who learn how to think for yourselves. And if we are people who are given to watching movies, listening to music, and that's what we give ourselves, these people are going to control you. The powers that be are going to control your mind. And that's not to say we don't have any recreation, but what's to react, recreation, the recreation is where

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the line has been drawn, the Islamic recreation, the recreation that the Prophet used to do some love, why didn't he Well, it was similar. So we asked a lot of Article dialect to make things easy for us, to protect all of us as individuals and families to raise up off of us this loneliness and servitude that we have, and to make us of those people that he is pleased with, and that he connects us in short lives with Joe, to those people who our writers predecessors from those companions are one of the lucky I mean, Jemaine Why don't we have a gang load of people here today because this is Good Friday, meaning every Friday is good to us. So we have a lot of people here, you guys have to

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squeeze in. You have to, you have to squeeze in so that these brothers as you can see are all around here in the parking lot in the car park so that they can get in where they fit in. So don't suck your teeth when the brothers trying to squeeze in. We have a lot of people here so cooperate between yourselves. A lot.