Facing Disbelief #4 – Issues of Violence and Freedoms

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The speakers discuss the history and importance of Islam, including its impact on political and narrational views and political behavior. They emphasize the need for preventing "verbal abuse" and practicing Islam for personal growth. The speakers also touch on the importance of understanding the power of the brain and the potential for "verbal abuse" to affect behavior.

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In this series of

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basing disbelief and a modern approach to ima,

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I didn't get through all of that I wanted to get through. And today's definitely going to be a little bit of a rush session that was lost my voice completely. But also,

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there's too much material. So I have to try and get through as much as possible. We went through a number of things. So far, I pointed out that there are four basic sources of iman in the universe, life, history and yourself. And issues of the universe life and history, we covered, talking about a number of fallacies. And we went through a number of different aside

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what are intellectual challenges that that Muslims face in the west today?

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There are two large categories that I think we should talk about that Muslims face.

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Not necessarily. I didn't exist, general problem with believing believing in God Himself supine with that, but rather,

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they face it as people who are carrying the Islam and questions that come to them about Islam that caused them some difficulty sometimes answering those two things. When we talk about violence, I'm going to talk about freedoms.

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And if their freedoms specifically talk about women in Islam, violence is something that was much more of a problem, maybe 15 or 20 years ago, and it is today, but it's still it's still it's definitely an issue that people run into.

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So the first one is that the claim that Islam was spread by the edge of the sword.

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And frankly, that's just untrue. And it works just because of the fact that Muslims don't really know their history very well. They just don't study their history. So it's easy to kind of manipulate maybe stories and make it seem as if that's the case, but it isn't. The concept of put your heart. Being Muslims conquering land was political. It was not religious meaning it was based on a country trying to stabilize its borders over a long period of time. And that required sometimes to neutralize different types of threats and sometimes go after a country's only ask the only time you could say that Islam by the edge of the sword is if when Muslims conquered a piece of land, they

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forced the people in it to accept Islam. And that never happened. Meaning people who accepted Islam accepted Islam because they weren't they were given the option to either accept Islam or stay on their own faith, which should Akina were given the option and this is quite interesting. I'm not sure maybe you know, this, maybe you don't wish it again, we're given the option to either accept Islam or any what book any book based religion, neither give me the option, either you become a Jew or a Christian or even a Jews, you have to be something you can't be you can't be a pagan. So Islam removed paganism, basically, from the area, the worship of rocks was was ended, you need to leave,

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or you need to choose one of these religions. Obviously, Islam is preferable, whatever you want to choose, and not everybody chose to be Muslim. That's why if you go to the Middle East today, you're still gonna, you're gonna find a very wide variety of groups and sects that live there. Not everybody is Muslim, within the Middle Eastern countries like the Gulf countries and Syria and Jordan and Lebanon and an airlock by any measure at all the yes, maybe the majority, but it's not it's not an it's not a whopping 95%, or 60 is something more to 75, between 65 to 80%. There's a chunk a large chunk of people who have held on to their faith, because it's never actually forced

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them out of it. Are there things that some examples of horrific

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conquerors that Muslims are performing throughout history? Yes, there definitely are. But really, the examples that are that are heavy, didn't keep coming until maybe the 13th century. So you're talking 700 800 years after Islam began, when you start to hear about the first tours that were very vivid example of what occurred in India by

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by so far, the Sultan of Delhi belly button, and the stories of the number of people that were killed during these wars, there are their historical present facts or historical stories give us certain mistakes that maybe were made by certain Muslim leaders at some point in different parts of the world. And that's that's not that doesn't take away that's not specific to Islam. That's not specific to a religion that's more specific to anything this is this is the history of the human race. And we talked about Islam spreading by disorder you have to look at the first maybe 30 years after he died on iOS auto said I'm gonna see where people forced or obligated obligated to interest

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me the answer is unequivocally No. And then if you add to that,

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compare that to what compare that to what happened to Muslims and then to Lucia maybe 800 years later, when when when the end of this finally fell, and Muslims didn't have any Kingdom anymore. That is that is what happened to Muslims. They were either forced to convert to Christianity or they were slaughtered like animals. Those who

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We're able to flee across the sea over to Morocco, Morocco, Italy and other parts of northern Africa they were they made it otherwise the stories that are documented by their historians not by Muslim historians are quite are quite brutal and savage, in terms of what actually happened. But the Muslims, that's not what what we actually practice. And I use this today just so we don't go on forever. So the second thing that I will talk about

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is the were there are certain people who were killed during the profile you saw tonight, Sam Stein, this comes up sometimes. And I think it's important for you to kind of have a little bit of a bit of a background. Again, this comes back to the the way of thought the Nirvana fallacy, where we decide that this is what a prophet should do. So if he doesn't do that, that means there's something wrong with his prophecy. You and I don't get to tell the Prophet alayhi salatu salam how to behave or what is what the standard is. And that's, I think, a very important point here, that we don't get to draw a or paint a picture in our minds of what we think someone should do. And if they don't do that,

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again, they did that with God. And that's why the problem of pain and suffering exists in terms of

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an intellectual challenge is there because we, we want God to be what we want him to be not what he is, sometimes anyway, he's explaining Himself to be jealous, you know, which is the problem. And then the same thing will come to the profile of your thoughts, and we decide we're going to tell him

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what it is that he can and cannot do. So some examples of people like Gavin, Gavin, was a was a man who the Prophet alayhi salatu salam ordered to be executed. This gentleman was from one of the keytab

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tribes within Medina, this man spent a ton of money recruiting people to fight the profit out of Muslims. He was instrumental in a number of assassination attempts, and he was instrumental in building the job that caused the Battle of the Trench. This gentleman went around for quite some time,

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making alliances and building built and helping build armies to fight the profit out of usato. So it was very natural that he ordered this person to be executed. And he didn't order this early on. Honestly, most most leaders, most political leaders, and war live commanders, what I've ordered this guy to be killed maybe 10 years prior to when he actually was brought out here. So I just don't continue to give them chances. A man like the like salad, maybe I'd be happy.

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This gentleman did the same thing. They spent a whopping amount of money to help Mercenaries join one of the armies that were going to fight the Muslims, the broad audience assaulted them sent a group of Muslims to execute him in his home. And none of his family members were harmed. In his home, they had his wife and he has a bunch of children. None of them were touched. He was just he was specifically executed and buried. And that was the end of it. These were political maneuvers. They're very normal to happen at the time of war when your enemy is actively trying to kill you and destroy you that there's nothing for this to become a problem for someone reading the sealer, for

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example, and feel like oh my god, how is this possible? It's just again, it's just a lack of context. And

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it's also lack of understanding of how the world actually actually works and what it what goes into building a country and maintaining the safety of the people within it. Another example is called a fella who the list economist of Yahoo, they, we set up the lab with an Easter neutralize, that's simple. He was literally actively physically building an army Deray Medina, and once I love it, when he's

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confirmed that he were doing it and executed him and came back the army that was being built, dispersed and everyone went home. So these examples that we use, are any any political leader in the world will have no problem with it? It's very, very normal, especially when you're on time to work on corporate affairs. It is a good example. This is a lady

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who was also someone who

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was very, she had a lot of reach, he was known that the autopsy I'm not.

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I'm not, I mean, you're not more protected than her. She had 50 swords in her house that were held that each sword was one of the warriors who was related to her took that protected her so she was the most protected woman. And it's a it's a proverb, I'm not gonna let me clarify, it's actually like a proverb. And she was quite powerful. And she tried it in numerous attempts to kill she killed Muslims. That was that's known, and she attempted on the life of the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. So she was also someone who was executed. For example,

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when he entered Mecca, he said, he gave certain names that if you saw them holding on to the, to the to the curtains of the Kaaba, they're going to be executed. And there's a couple of people, all of them whom which had betrayed Muslims in specific need during peaceful times and murdered them. And all of them were later on parliament, because none of them actually stayed in front of the Capitol holding on to the ground. They all ran, and he pardoned all the money he'll still have to sit on the loo leader on

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an important point to

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Didn't know that within this context or within this topic is that he never ordered the execution of anyone that only said poetry against him. That's a common

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lie that is spread that he, if someone's at the profit, it is also somehow

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limited the freedom of speech. No, you never ever ordered the execution of someone who just said something ever. It was always because of something different. It was always either because of murder, or it was because of Janya, an active role in putting together armies or trying to commit saying, as an assassination or build an army to go after Medina was never just words. There's a lot of other stories of people were executed, but they're all very weak. So they're not worth even going over the stories themselves. The ones that I brought up are the ones that we have authentic journeys of narration of them actually occurring. So I'm sharing with you, when if you open this year, you're

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gonna find all these other names. But there's no authentic change of narration to actually prove that this happened. But we don't have proper evidence of something happening. I don't see the point of me having to, or anyone having to explain it or defend it because it's not authentic. Like we don't know that this. When I say is not authentic, it means that most likely this didn't happen. Most likely this did not happen, not the opposite. So there's really no point of going after these stories a lot.

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Let's talk about apostasy for a moment.

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Apostasy which has ended them meaning when you're Muslim, you leave Islam

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is something that even causes Muslims problems today, because we go through.

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People go through difficulties understanding why is it that if you leave Islam, you get executed? And that, in my opinion, is just a misconception. During the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he did give that ruling. But it wasn't based on the fact that he left this let the person left Islam. No, it was based on the fact that you had to go to look in other a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim that detail the concept a little bit more. So he will say, technically, Dini, Al Muffaletta. Gemma, for example, there'll be an extra the person who leaves the group or betrays the group, you go to another Hadith? And how about Allahu Allah sudo who was della Dino, the one who starts

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fighting the Prophet liners, prophets and leaves their faith, but it was, the concept was never just based on the fact that you were living in Medina and you said, You know what, I don't believe this is the truth anymore. And you get killed? No, it was it was it was an act of political betrayal. You were a part of the Muslim country, you were living amongst them you knew all the secret and then you left and you went to the enemy and you gave all the information to them and you left and in doing that you're lucky you're gonna leave Islam obviously not gonna go there as a Muslim and do this. So the ruling that was attached to apostasy was very much political and contextual at the time of the

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Prophet it was thought to us that's like we have no evidence of it's in the

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in the Quran at all. The Quran doesn't quite says the opposite Nicola Haifa Dini, but to begin with, wish to know, but there's no coercion and religion. And if you go back to the

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history, Imam like him and nahi even I'm Sophia and the theory later on, if it hasn't ended, Oh, see, these are people who all did not see the the ruling apostasy to exist beyond the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, his life being the they believe that this ended with his with his with his departure of Allah, he's like you said them, and we're not gonna didn't fight the tribes after the Prophet. So I said, I'm dying because of apostasy. He fought them, because they decided that they weren't going to give us a cut to the government, that they were going to, you know, do this again, I like it from however they want to do it, it's up to them. And this was obviously going to have catastrophic

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consequences upon the Muslim country, this was an important financial flow, aspect Zika needed to come be centralized, so they can be dispersed centrally, and then the rest of the wealth needs to be used to build. So if the if all the tribes are like, no, we'll do it on our own. That's not going to work. Because first of all, they're not there's the poorer parts of the country not gonna be taken care of, if you don't know what these tribes are doing, and the most, and there's no centralization anymore, so he fought for that there'll be a loved one home, because the property is sold out to us and made it clear that I'm going to send to you, people to gather to come back to Medina, they're

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going to disperse it to the right places, equally in an appropriate manner. They did that. And then when he died on a Sunday, we're not gonna do it anymore. Oh, my God, like, No, you're going to do this. You're not used to having this. People didn't. It wasn't.

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It wasn't actually apostasy. Like most of the tribes, the majority of the tribes didn't start stop saying that, you know, in the law, they just made a decision in terms of that they weren't gonna pays a cut to the government. But it was it was used, they use the word render, because read the means you go back on something.

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So they went back on giving Zika they didn't really go back like this land, the majority of them. So that's an important point that we should all know.

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The story of bonobo arriva so and this is an important one. I talked about this before during the CLO HELOC and I've talked about another I talked about it during the Friday. I have seen it I have talked about it before a couple of times. But I think it's worth maybe just giving a moment. So the the Tribal binuclear Isla were one of the tribes of Al Kitab who lived in Medina and the value of Solomon

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I'd find with them a fidi of citizenship basically, for everybody. And a part of that was that they would never do that they would help defend Medina if it was ever being threatened, and that they will never betray, obviously Muslims or help, you know, kill or destroy the country. And there was agreement on that. And when we put it in the midst of war betrayed and open up their gates for Croatia, basically to come through, so I stopped to come through which is going to lead to the demise of Muslims really quickly, the only reason that they weren't able to do much is because of the trench that kept them on the other side of Medina. It didn't work out Allah subhanaw taala. And

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he settled in, in the in the fail, their betrayal failed.

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So the ruling was for them for there to be executions. Now during the in the narrations that we have the iterations of the number of people who are killed that day vary from 40 to 900.

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This is the variation of the numbers we have on this story on 4900. And that is a difference that is over, you know, 20 fold. And that's that's a very problematic number difference. We have a lot of number of differences. And it's not but usually, usually there there we have a range, I can give you a range between this and this is number of people who offended is during between this year and this year that this happened, it was between these months. But for the difference between 3040 and 900. There's obviously a problem. So when you go back and look at the actual stories, you kind of find a couple of things that are important. First of all, the stories that give the very really high

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numbers, the 709 Hundreds were actually animated by a man who was put on the meaning is from Cordova. He was a Muslim were accepted as a person who accepted Islam from Bani Cordova. So it's imaginable and is acceptable that for him, the numbers seem to be much higher because this was his people or he's just he's from that tribe. So he felt the numbers are much higher. Another point is that we have no Chronicles

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or al Kitab.

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The Jews are very good at keeping chronicles of massacres that occurred to them all across the globe, by the way, they have like very, very good documentation of every massacre that ever occurred. There is zero evidence there is not one chronicle within Arabia, and they do exist that documents the this so called massacre of Nicola, like they didn't document it for us to be documenting 900 My gut feeling or might what I understand from this number is that it was the numbers were exaggerated, because at the time, there was animosity between Muslims and they had during within that period. But of course, Kleber later on there's a few more problems. So these

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numbers were there for fear inducing measures not not in terms of accuracy of the actual

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incidents that have happened and the reason that's less likely is because that when the read the story of an operator, they said that the people because sad in my call was Dr. Lu Katella. To him in those the Warriors amongst them will be executed by a hobby Sufi daddy, it was so much abuse aid was amateur abuse. Eight Oh, Daddy had been till Hadith. So they were put in the house, it was an IT admins aide or the house.

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It was not one house that exists back then that can accommodate 900 people, or 500 people, or 100 people, or basically maybe even 70 people, houses weren't big enough to actually accommodate those numbers. Definitely not the house that was selling his aide. And definitely not that was this lady meant that like they didn't have, they weren't put in a castle, they were putting very small, small area. And another thing is that the actual ruling that Solomon wife gave was not a Quranic one when Saudi mod was asked to give the ruling, because they said you want your ruling, we don't want anyone elses ruling against us didn't want to give the ruling that exists in the Torah. The Torah gives the

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ruling of betrayal during war for the all warriors to be executed in old money and children and women to be taken as captive. That is the torah ruling. That's not the ruling of the court. We don't have a ruling like that in the court. It's very important to kind of go back to the court, what is the Quran talk about what we do nothing. But one does not talk about this at all. It does not say in any form or manner. It doesn't talk about execution doesn't talk about taking captive doesn't talk about any of these things. This is a hukum that came that came from the Torah.

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So the conclusion on this story is that the numbers are somewhere between maybe 60 to 70 people, which makes sense, because that's the number of people who actually were involved in this betrayal altogether. And that's the number of people who bear arms within within bunny formula, the concept of 708 109 100 or anything in the hundreds is very unlikely. We don't have good evidence to support it. The story does not add up from a number of different for a number of different reasons. And it's just great out of keeping of what the Muslims did. Because the people were ordered to the executions were to I cannot imagine that there's a human being that's capable of chopping off 350 heads within

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the same day and not losing their minds. And that's just not it's just not it's just not something that ever happened before. Aside from the fact that that happens. You would need a

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I need a very large cemetery that has to be dug at the time to encompass all these, these bodies. We didn't happen either. But we just don't have any traces or evidence of some massacre at that level occurring. So

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don't burn don't just exaggerate numbers. This is a very known fact, till this date, if you're coming from an Arabic family, you know, numbers and how much we are loose with giving numbers numbers are very tiny, an easy thing, even when it comes to one time we're going to meet. Five o'clock means 630. At least, that's if you're lucky. Numbers don't. And when you have it not being narrated by words from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam himself, but he's not actually giving these numbers, then you're stuck with interations of the people. And when the person who's narrating it is actually from the tribe, you can imagine that any any thing happening to his tribe was going to be

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seen as much bigger than his actual, then what actually happened, then I think that's a pretty I think the argument here is not that difficult. And you don't have another example within Islam or anything like that happening prior to it or even even after it, the concept of combat in the Quran. And I'm not going to do too much time because I gave I give a lecture on jihad, multiple times I've given this lecture, I explain these things in a bit more detail. But if you just take the numbers, how many times does the Quran and how many is as the the wording detail in a comment 2525 603 106,320 20 for 21 verses? Yeah, it's 25 verses that talk about it, how many stores for just

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for us, it was for me and so it wasn't two smaller ones. So six out of 114 of them. So the concept of combat is not is not it's not that widespread in the Quran, just just as a comment because it's not it they make it seem as if all the Quran is doing is just telling us do need to fight. And that's not true. The Quran is very specific and wherein and where it talks about combat and what the context is for combat to be acceptable. The first verse in the Quran we'll call it, first verse verse in the Quran that talks about combat, we'll call it Lena Quadrophenia, he livina your cartoon when I talk to you and fight for the sake of Allah, those who fight you and don't transgress in

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Allah, Allah, you had been right to the end. And the verses are very clear in terms of what they're explaining and why it is that we were going to engage in combat. On the other hand, yet you were living at home and is still mica for those who believe and, or peace or holistically, fully. Some scholars are explaining this cinnamons Islam, but there's a little bit about this, I'm actually going to be advising a lot of scholars a lot of interested in see this as peace. And then he says we're in Jannah, holy Selmy. Allah, Allah, Allah and if people, if your enemy decide that they're open for peace, then you you if they decide to work with peace, and you side with peace, as well,

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and you depend upon Allah subhanaw taala. And don't worry about betrayal, because that's what the Muslims are always worried about that every time we sign a treaty with someone, they end up just, you know, to them, it's gonna mean in England with them, I don't feel that we're human, but they don't respect any covenant that they do with us, every time we sign a treaty with them or have a covenant with them, they just betray it because they don't think we're worth it. They don't respect us respect us as human beings, which is what the Quran is saying. But the Prophet alayhi salatu salam continued to need to re sign reinitiate treaties that were betrayed 26 times until also so

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doba came in and said to me, Allah, He no more, give them four months. And either they accept Islam or they leave, they have to leave this area, he can't be around, they can't be at the borders of Medina anymore. And the majority of them accepted Islam and some of them left.

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The last, or before the last

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will finish in Chicago violence. I need this idea I just have to I just have to talk to you about for a moment because I think it's important and it's used as the it is the manifesto of groups like ISIS and polyvinylchloride. And these these groups committed to one okati and NASA at the shadow Allah Illa Illa who are Zulu have in Fallujah, they can also move in edema.

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Islam is a very known Hadith, I was commanded to fight people until the sila Illuma.

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So they take this hadith, they slap it on every any the front of every page that they got, and they they basically live and breathe it and this is the only Hadith that they think that was ever narrated by the prophet audio. So that was that was the Hadith problematic, not at all, not even a little bit that it was talking about. Yes. And now it's here is not all people. And now it's here he's referring to the pagan tribes that those who are to Toba came and talked about, like he was dead. This hadith was narrated right after the verses of Surah Toba were revealed. And after the four months he said this hadith audiences are now we fight them, maybe they must leave the time is

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up. So we So the nurse here are referring to it's like I say the people don't even understand like the entirety of the planet or you have a reference to a mean by the people. So when I'm trying to talk about like when we have a reference to something I don't have to keep on referring to I can just say you understand what I mean. If we're talking about a group

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If we're talking about a group, then I can just say the group and you know what I mean, with the brought about as Muslims and nuns, he's referring to a group of people that they've been discussing, talking about, he is not initiating or announcing war upon upon the planet Earth and everyone who lives on it until the day of judgment is that that was the case, then we would have dusted what we would have observed. The prophet is how he would have lived his life. And that's what the sob would have done afterwards, but they didn't. This was taken to the extreme, where imagine this and like some of these 90 people

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will actually go to the extreme of saying that the I and the Quran talks about combat quality, Levine, Allah, Allah, He will, again, which is a political idea in the Quran that talks about the relationship between the Muslim country and the country of the Romans and the Persians.

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They see it abrogates 125 verses in the Quran. Like it abrogates most of them was half like any verse that shows any degree of empathy, tolerance or respect is abrogated by this one verse, which means like, a third of the Quran is no longer applicable because of this one is that was revealed, just because we don't want it and that's acceptable to their brains, but not context. But not context that is like very clear, like context that I had to go make up and have to come back to you here explain. Now this is something that is actually attached to this verse within every FCU that you have. It's not even attached, that verse exists within the Quran itself, like the context of

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this verse is in the verses like it's, it's just, it's right there.

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They just are cutting around it, you know, the cutting, the cut, pasting, just cut around the Verse, They get cut on the Hadith, they put it make it seem that there's no context of this, that there's nothing before it, nothing after it. And then of course you can, and you can guide weak minds. People have a lot of psychological problems. digging deep into the last piece, which is groups like ISIS, I think like they represent Islam. That's like saying the kk k represents prostitutes. That's what they're saying. It's like, every group on the planet has a radicalized arm. He's not just religious groups. If you go back a couple of 100 years back into history, the people who are

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murdering others, senselessly and brutally, were not even released groups, they were the liberal movements in the world that were actually completely atheist, like, they do not base themselves in any religion at all, especially the ones that coming out of Africa and within Europe. So depending on what time of history, you go back, you're gonna find radicalized groups. They're not always going to be actually religious, but they will have an ideology. The majority of people who follow that ideology won't agree with this with what they're doing, but you're always gonna have a group of people who are going to do it anyways. So for us to be judged by ISIS, or by italiano. Blacklight is

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one of the most ridiculous and stupid things that exists. It doesn't mean that they don't, they're not there. It doesn't mean that ISIS and Clyde aren't actual Muslims. No, they're Muslims. They didn't come from Mars. And they weren't built in some Yani. FBI, you underground dungeon. They're, they're from Muslims, but their prevalence and their fame and they're weaponized in the weaponry that they carry. That is a whole different story. If we were to go to the kk k, and start training them and giving them weapons, and giving them a lot of media time, then yeah, it'll make it'll seem that this is what Christianity is about. And you can do that to any group. So basically, what we

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have to go through is that

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our rednecks forgive me for that phrase, we're weapon we're were trained, given weapons, given them money, and then were put on TV for a long time. They make it seem that this is exactly what the two books, this is what the 2 billion Muslims think, if 2 billion Muslims across the planet believed when ISIS, you think anyone would be left, nothing would be left if all 2 billion Muslims were taught that they just have to kill everybody, then no one the planet would have been over a long time ago. But Muslims have been around for a very long time. This is not what the we believe there's not how we live. Having radical groups does not take away from the authenticity of the religion. It

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just tells you that there's some other something else going on in the background, which is today actually much more.

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And when you find out that only the ones who actually

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subsidized them was the United States. And you're you sit there you wonder, well, what do you want from me if you subsidize a group that later on harmed you? Why are you making every Muslim or all across the planet pay for something that you did? Let's not get into that because I'll get too upset and then we'll ruin all this.

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So let's talk a little bit about freedoms. I'm losing my voice, I'm going to stop some

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computer freedoms, we're living in a time where

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there's there's a significant change in how the social contract works. Social Contract is how people see themselves living amongst others. We don't live in isolation. We're not tigers, we don't we don't roam the jungle on our own.

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We live in groups of impacts. And because of that the social contract that we've already always carried as human beings and Islam is one of the champions are on us a very big supporter of this contract is that the better interest or the best interest of the group is more important than the best interest of the individual. And the individual is supported by the group, individual continues to have his base his or hers basic freedoms. But the best interests of the group is prioritized over the interests of the of the individual, the modern liberal movement that started a couple of decades ago, and he is very prominent and clear in the United States, and Canada isn't a part of it in

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certain parts of Europe, has changed that social contract quite significantly, where freedoms of personal freedom is much more is more valued than any best interest you can talk about that is going to be attached to,

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to the population or to the society or to the group. This is This is caused, has there been any?

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Has there been some benefit from that, of course, there's been some, I need the emphasis on liberty and personal freedom does have benefit to it. But the lack of prioritizing the best interests of the community has also has some significant consequences that are extremely, extremely negative. And we're gonna continue to live this negativity for a long time, that focus on on me,

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the very heavy focus on me, and what I want and what I feel and what I want. And that focus goes to the extent where nothing else matters anymore, and nothing else has any significance in any in any form or manner becomes to the point where people will say, Why does God need men to fish Rooney? Why is he getting involved in my personal choices? Right, this is this is a big one of the biggest Diani arguments that exists is Why Does God care about this? or care about that? Or what does He ask about?

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The same person who is totally fine of there being a law that will, you know, find you for throwing

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an empty can on the street or for a crossing or for jaywalking, when it's when it's a red light, we'll have a problem with God telling them what they you know, certain certain aspects of their behaviors or controlling certain behavior. And that just comes from this

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idealistic or not idealistic, but this magnifying of the self, and just this constant celebration of the ego, and of personal freedoms and personal, distant personal that and is getting worse, like the amount of the the level of entitlement is becoming nauseating. And Allah is vomit inducing at certain points, like, very hard to sit sometimes and listen to people talk about you, how they, what they think think they deserve, and what they think they how they shouldn't think they should be treated and what for me growing up in a different part of the world and adhering to a certain law that that makes me understand that I'm, I might, I am a part of a community and their best interest

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is more important than whatever you know, I want to do personally and that and accepting that and living like that, when you hear the opposite argument or you hear people to kind of even those who are extremely liberal today are starting to become very fed up with this with this extremely self centered approach and self self Yaniv celebrating a mentality and culture that's existing in the world that is producing people that are extremely weak, very selfish, and lack any form of of grit and mental toughness, to the point where it seems like we're starting to lose a bit of a grasp on how we're going to continue to run as a society and how we're going to survive, actually, as a group

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of people.

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And I'm not going to get into this because I'm not gonna have time for it. But I think that, in my opinion, is the source or the kind of the key point of where all these gender based sexual orientation based arguments come from. They come from a place of unused Hola, fIying and sanctifying. Me and everything that I want and everything that I feel everything that that is holy and sacred, and I should have the ability. So that's big. That argument is what Allah kind of walked us down this path. We're now we don't even know. We can't we don't even know what to say anymore. Like, I don't know, what are your guys are pregnant? I don't even know what can I say? I don't even

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know what to say anymore. Is? Is there's a woman pregnant in your marriage? Is it going to have what is it going to have? Is it going to be human or something? What do I say? Maybe we don't even know what to say anymore. Because we're coming to the point where I don't know what to say sit there quietly. I don't know what to say. I'm like, I sure Okay, I got I'm in a relationship.

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I don't know what to say. I don't I have no idea. You could be in relationship with a mule. I don't know. i It's not it's not my business. And I don't know how to i There's no, there's no lines anymore. And there's too much. It's too difficult now to speak because and this only happens historically. If you go back in history. This only happens in societies that become

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I'm extremely

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mutrah motorbikes and they the amount of leisure and the amount of wealth and the amount becomes so much that people start finding the luxury of time to talk about stuff like this actually is one of the, like historians and sociologists will talk about the fact that the, one of the hallmarks, or one of the signs of a declining civilization is when they start talking about issues of gender. And this is not new, like this is not the first time this has happened. The Romans had this the Persians had this has happened before, like a lot. We just again, we don't understand history a lot. And I find that to be something that we should definitely think about a way of dealing with because not

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knowing history makes us think that what's happening is this the first time this has happened, or this has never happened before, then you go look at the history and like God, God, I just have 100 times before like this happened. The Quran tells us that the Quran told us look, it happened before it totally happened before it didn't go well. So if you're going to study history, find these things happen before people talked about this stuff people have have questioned these things.

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While we sit here in question, you know what, while we tried to redefine what a man is, and what a woman is, others are building are building their armies and building their Yaniv ever preparing to come in basically eat us all and bury us where we stand. Because we're wasting time talking about things that are completely useless, and are meaningless and are again, embedded in this very selfish, self righteous and titled, I need a culture and mentality that is that is ill that is just very sick. And in so many ways, and I'm getting just, frankly, fed up with it. Like I'm losing my patience with it, I'm starting to lose my empathy when I have to have these discussions with people,

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because it's just not worth your you're only here, I'm only here for a couple of years, honestly, on this planet, I'm going to wasted talking about this garbage, Johnny's just like might as well just go back to God and just live there. Like it's just, it's just such it's very, it's very tiring to continue to have these, you know, these type of conversations, I'm not going to go into that issue, even though it's a very important issue when it comes to Islamic any child intellectual challenges, but I just don't have enough time for it. Honestly, it requires like a full session for me to unpack it properly. And I just don't have another session for this. So that's why this this whole series, I

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don't think worked. Just based on attendance, I don't think this works. So I'm gonna have to do, I'm gonna have to go back, I'm gonna take some of the feedback, I'm gonna go back and I'm trying re any thing, how to approach it or how to present it in what format and maybe you know how to, I just have to figure out how to do this in a better way in Charlotte to get to get it out there. Because I think it's an important topic. And I think people really should listen to or be this is I'm trying I want to give people the tools, I want to get people the arm, to be able to defend themselves and to be able to feel very comfortable about who they are, why they believe what they believe in, what

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their beliefs actually are. And the fact that the arguments that seem to be out there that seem to have some power don't it's just a lack of our own maybe courage in speaking up for what we know. So let's go through as there are a few more aspects here. So SEO issues of freedom. But when religious people mistreat

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their own

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faith, they can cause people who are on the given example, good example of a simple story anyway, where where it's just a scenario where someone's standing on the bus for a bus waiting for a bus he has a weird haircut and an old gentleman you can see he's the most old gentleman who doesn't know him at all come to him and start giving him they'll say How about Yanni how you should change your haircut? Now he thinks he's done a good thing he thinks that this metal current value a year would be good to hear you No, no see, here's what he think he's doing. But really what happened was this guy was somewhere in the middle he was standing literally on the rope between continuing to be

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Muslim and completely walking away. And just looking at this old gentleman just gave him the push he needed to never ever consider Islam again. And to say it's not Islam is a big if my hair is the big is the problem that we need to talk about, then this faith doesn't really make sense to me anymore, and they walk away. It's very important to understand the context of a hadith and tell us to give Yanni but you'll see how to people or to change mooncup This requires a previous relationship with the person it requires some rapport it requires a small close knit society where people know one another when you're living in a metropolitan you don't know anybody but you have to for the first

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encounter you have to some with someone to be to stand come up to them and to tell them that they are wrong and that they need to change is you know doesn't work for any no one's okay with that. There's there's no one. What about me personally s&m In a telco who might Ionic? What about a good part of Islam is not is minding your own business. This is he said that as well. And his thought was that I'm so maybe, maybe we need to rethink our approaches here when it comes. I am very, actually very, very,

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I was taught. It doesn't seem like it's something that I came up with. I was taught that when I was going to if I was going to give advice that I need to contemplate this for at least three days.

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I'm going to take three days to think about if I'm gonna if I want to advise someone on something they're doing wrong, to take three days to figure out how was going to be done and whether it should be done. Because sometimes there's a lot of difference of opinion. There's difference of opinion on something. If there's difference of opinion on something you're not allowed to give advice.

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I have no right to give advice. This is something different upon scholars differ define this

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scholars different upon it, then it's not you follow whatever you want to follow, let people do what they're going to do. And a lot of the advice that is that is handed out today in the Muslim world is based on issues that are controversial, meaning scholars have differed upon it historically, you don't want to agree, you don't agree on whether this issue is the right thing, and this others are the wrong, then there is a disagreement. And there's some people have the ability to practice Islam, in the ways in the different ways that allow that the controversy allows for, we have to be very careful. And we're going to get to see how it has to be something that is fundamental. And it has to

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be done to someone who's willing to accept it has to be done by someone who knows how to do it. There's a lot of conditions here. But why don't we continue to act like we are the guardians of Islam, and that somehow we own the narrative, and we're going to tell people how to behave, that is how you push away people who are somewhere in the gray area between being committed and not. Because you act as if you know, this is you own this, and you have the right to tell them what to do and what not to do. That's where personal rights and personal freedoms are important. How you practice your deen, that's up to you. I'm, I'm here to we're here to educate you to train to teach to point

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to. But we're not here to control and we don't have the right to control. And I think that's where a lot of the kind of pullback comes with from Islam. And a lot of sisters find that as a problem as well. And when it comes to issues like Hey, John, we just we're going to talk about Jana, you in a few moments. Another another example that I think is important is

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a, the concept of slavery in Islam before. So let me just make this really quick. Slavery is not something Islam made up. Slavery existed all over the planet, it's a part of every faith. And it was, as in faiths were around when it was there, it was not initiated by faith, it was just a part of the human social contract, it just evolved as a part of the human experience, people would be in so much debt or wars would occur, and then people would not have the ability to care themselves anymore. So they would be owned by people who took care of them financially, they work for them. And that worked for a lot of people, it is understandably evil. That's not even an issue that we need to

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discuss that's agreed upon. But the question becomes, why is this not coming ended? If you understand how Islam works, you understand that as time did ended, and that's why we don't have slavery in the Middle East anymore. You don't have slavery without huge revolutions that waited until the 1960s. Like maybe what happened south of this border in the country that we live in, it happened much earlier. Because what Islam did, it dried up all of the sources of slavery, so you couldn't be enslaved through through debt anymore. You couldn't be enslaved through bets anymore. You couldn't be you couldn't be enslaved by the only way that slavery the slave is still existed was

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through war. And it's not that it's time allowed. It just can't stop it. Because war is war. These these are the laws of war, if you're caught, if someone in a tribe is raided, that's what happens to the people within it. And they can be bought out again. And then it's not opened up six or seven different ways for slavery to end by making a ticket aka but one of the best things you can do, not only encouraging people to free slaves, but to go by them and free them because of the agenda that exists within them. And again, Arabia slavery was not specific to erase very important points, just maybe put a couple of lines into that was not specific to erase, meaning everyone was enslaved.

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Yeah, out of most now. Most of the people were enslaved or out of were not people that were imported from a different country weren't put on boats and brought no no this is just out a mini book go to goes after what they, they when they They enslave people from that tribe, people from the tribe, like I'll be from the tribe legacy them and how do you know he comes from an Arab tribe, so he would rule me come from an Arab tribe. He's called the Roman but he wasn't ever Roman is an Arab person who was enslaved by the Romans and he came back of course, he grew up there it's like coming to Canada at the age of 10. You forgot Arabic So when he came back to Arabia, he has his Arabic was

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broken because he so they called him so he will rule me even though he's not Roman at all. He was very much an Arab and his both his parents without him, he was just taken. So when you look at the content of slavery is not based on race, it was based on just whoever was unfortunate at the time. So Islam, it dried up all of the sources and opens up all of the ways to go so Expo is a good deed any if you occur for exploitation, if you if you if you make a mistake, the kuthodaw is always at two o'clock cumbersome, somewhere in there, which is never another way to to get rid of it. It got the guy was paid with Federica if you go into muscle, Ducati quarry, go to the guy that talks about

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Zika we've already come with a record many people were enslaved to want to get out of the slavery. Actually, if you go and study the history of Tom, Tom made it obligatory, obligatory for a master to allow his to come to an agreement with with with a slave regarding getting out of slavery, meaning the Quran talks about the slave that wants to get out of slavery shouldn't be offered the opportunity should be given a number to buy himself out, but there was no obligation upon it. So I'm going to help out made it obligatory. Meaning if a slave I want to get out, the master has to come up with a number and the number has to be within what's acceptable, has to be something that is

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Any lady who was enslaved

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We'd like milk and mean, and which is a wife that is not a free ladies called milk. I mean, any lady that was married to a free man and became pregnant, the moment she gave birth was freed automatically this time during the time of meaning it wasn't, he didn't allow for a child to be the son of a free man and a slave woman, or vice versa, existed vice versa, much less did exist as well. So the moment a slave had a child for was married, to a free person had the child, they became freed automatically, there was no need to buy themselves out of slavery. And this is why slavery within certain parts of the Islamic world ended within maybe 200 years of Islam basically existing.

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So when we talk about, well, why did Islam do what Lincoln did and just ended slavery, you can't end, you can't end social financial contracts like that, you can't do it, like it's not possible, it's too if you do that, it just gets rejected. So the better way to approach this is actually just to set up a system that will allow it to leave. And that's what Islam did for a lot of different things within within within faith, is I'm gonna set up a system to stop a certain way of life from occurring, saying that it's trying to stop trying to say you need to free all slaves is just going to basically be dealt with, with with a big no, because a lot of people's wealth was within owning

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other human beings.

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And another reason I think this goes on, and this is the historian fallacy that I feel exists for this topic.

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It is well documented that throughout the first 100 years of Islam, that Muslims was free slaves, and slaves would come back and say, take us back.

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Well document that they will come back and say, just take us back to what we were before. Reason being is existing in the world back then. So go 1000 years into history, to live in the world back then you required certain skills, you required certain connections, and you would require a passport, like he didn't even know who you were, it was not like today, where you have some we have social welfare, and we don't, you can just you can just float around and you can be mad when you needed you needed support in order for you to survive. And slaves were the majority of the time they didn't have that they dependent on the status of the person on the master be dependent on that

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person, that once they were free, they couldn't survive, they couldn't make a living, couldn't take care of themselves anymore, they couldn't get a job, they couldn't work live. So they had to, they would come back and say just take us back. We were happy you were because Islam came and actually put forward rules and laws and rights for the slaves to our rights mostly a lady who was married to a slave lady was ready to a free man has rights. It's not even explain what those rights are. And what she is owed. Just like a slave was owned by master it came explained what the rights are. There were no rights prior to Islam Islam came made sure that there were rights it

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dried up, the story says it opened up the the exits, and just by tying the system worked. And that's why there was by the by the end, by the time of the best Seeking Alpha. You historically this is the numbers that are not necessarily for Muslim historians, the number of slaves in the world dropped dramatically. And the reason that dropped dramatically is because the Muslim world was emptying was coming less and less numbers. So when you talk about Lincoln, talking about the states, that's very different. It was a very different state. These were people that were put on ships, taken a sweep and shipped over seas, and forced to work and were denied their basic human rights as people. And

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they rebelled for years asking for their freedoms, and they couldn't get it. So it had to be a dramatic movement and had to be through war and had to be through actual combat. For the Muslim world. That wasn't the case. There wasn't a community of slaves that were fighting for their rights. This was a part of the social system that existed back then, if you were in too much debt if you were into, because if you had if you're a captive captured during war, this was against you. And for you. It wasn't specific to an aristocratic group of people that were enjoying this, meaning you could be very poor and still, honestly, because during war, that's what happened. You won and you

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were able to capture someone.

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It was a it was a social system that existed, obviously not a good one. But trying to end it by a ruling

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is not practical and wouldn't have worked. This approach is much more this approach actually function and it will it will you'll get what you're looking for at the end.

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Which is why the cost of edge halacha is one of the biggest Jonnie good deeds you can do it you can be someone from slavery and that's something that Johnny there's a there's a lot of Agilent doing it. Next maybe.

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Let me talk about a few things regarding any women into STEM I think important things. Number one, I talk about HR

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Have you ever had an issue of identity job? This was a Job says a Job says that you don't have men are visually oriented. Right? Can we stop acting? Like that's not the case? Is that okay? If we just stop acting like that's not real? And that's not no we shouldn't know. I don't care if you think we should or we shouldn't. Men are visually oriented. Alright period, at the end of the day, you just put a period there and you stand. This is home and this is how they are. Now you can believe a god you could not believe in whatever you want to believe you can believe in fairies, you can believe in the multiverse. I don't care what you believe in men in this universe here. They're visually

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oriented, meaning that's how their brains work. Their brains are very simple. They're very simple things that are oriented towards visualizations and women are very attractive to men at all times in all forms and all senses and all ages and all across the world doesn't matter. The color doesn't matter. The size doesn't matter. The age men, that's how they are. Now you can say that's disgusting, fine, you can call them pigs, no problem, say what you want. That is how they are how about we move on from that point forward to say that this is the biology this is the fact of how men are trying to change that is like trying to say okay, I'm okay with that you can change it no

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problem, go to a lab and start working on the DNA and figure out what part of the DNA is allowing men to be like that and pluck it out and call us and after that, we don't have to have this problem anymore. But until you're able to do that and to remove some a part of our of our biologic biology and physiology and sexual psychology, there will always be visually oriented. Which means when they look at women, they will judge them based on their appearances, which is why all it is is why I sit here and I spent 30 years of education and they talked day and night. And no one listens to me. But all it takes is a for an 18 year old girl to stand there half naked and she's becomes very famous.

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Right? Why is she famous? What her content is amazing. Is what she's What is she? What makes her famous is Michelle Alicia. What is she offering nothing he's just offering nothing but mess homeowner because well Why are men staring isn't it It's haram for them to stare and they are wrong, but we know that they will we know that the majority of them will they'll do that so it makes it much easier if you stick cells to X has always sold and it always will. Again I'm not defending it I don't do this I think it's horrible. I tell us about that they shouldn't do it I work towards it's on a council people and I think it's something that should end but it is the fact we have to

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differentiate between what is and what should be what shouldn't be That's a dream. That's like a that's a little nice a story to tell your kids as they go to sleep that inshallah windy but what is is very different. You know, only fans, right? You know, only fans, you heard of this.

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People are making money based on just having a little page and taking their clothes off for people are meant to pay to look at the pornography is a problem in the world. 90% of human beings consume it, unfortunately, what is the percentage of men? It's a whopping that gets insanely higher than what women? What is the percentage of pornography that is based solely on on the male figure is very, very limited in comparison to the female figure. So we have to understand what the reality is, is the reality. Hijab is basically telling men, you don't get to judge me based on the way I look, you're going to listen to what I have to say, because I'm covered.

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Because when a moment, the moment a woman stands, and she's sewing her figure, no one cares what she's saying. No one cares. You can ask them in 1000 Men, what did you say no one has any idea. If you standing there with Yanni, in revealing in revealing clothing, no one's listening to what she has to say they're looking at something different. Hijab is not just a piece on the head, hijab is also the other aspect of of the dress code altogether. Yes, the scarf on the head is a part of it. Because hair is is a woman's areas is one of the aspects of her of her physical beauty. Hands down 100% It's always husband, which is why men's hair is very different than women's hair, you know,

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they don't grow in the same way. They don't look the same way because they're aspect of their beauty and their fertility. So when mowing covers, she is basically demanding respect for who she is. This is this forest meant to stop objectifying her. And to me that is very meaningful. And that is what hijab is about is the issue of identity. It's an issue of of a woman refusing to be treated in a way that men have always wanted to treat women. Today, I find it one of the silliest and most bizarre things that ever existed is that now women are celebrating their their freedom to walk around naked, and they think they won. Who won against whom? Who do you think wins when women walk around naked

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He was saying, What do you think men want? What do you think men are waiting for? The idea that men were able to I feel like that we were shaped honestly shippon but I think it's a plan of many who are able to convince women that somehow if they walk around without clothes on they win something that they are now victorious. Against whom are you victorious? Yeah, I need this is what men

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All the time you're basically giving men what they want for free. You're not making them work for it, you're not making it you're taking its value away and you're taking it sanctity away, and you're making and you're giving it to people who don't deserve it and should not have access to it and should not be allowed to, to be in contact with it at all.

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So to me, it's it's very weird that a job has been looked at something as oppressive, oppressive.

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Okay, maybe, maybe I've maybe I've lost maybe you were crazy. Maybe I'm crazy. I don't know. But it doesn't seem to me that's the case. At least I'm a man and I know what I'm gonna do less.

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Men know what they how they think and how they are and what exactly works for them and what doesn't. So this whole idea of, of hijab being oppressive, no hijab is extremely, extremely respectful to the lady, it forces mentored to behave properly. No woman should be any mistreated, whether she wears hijab when she walks on with clothing or without going, no one should be harassed. No one should be harmed. That's not even. It's not even a thing. There's no There's no defense to say, well, she wasn't threatened. That's, that's stupid. And that's unacceptable. And that's legally wrong. And people aren't even men who raped women should be buried under the prison and either there's no,

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there's no, there's no argument. There's no defense for this. But if you want a community to work, if you want a society to be filled with good ethics with morals with with with clade, then we have to set up a system that allows for that to occur. Like we have to have a system that encourages morality encourages, you know, chastity and respect. And the encouragement that Allah says is that there's a dress code for both men and for women, and there's a way of behavior.

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Masada, you have middle boss on me, you don't stare you don't. And this is a good system that allow us to professionally work together. This is what we have come to conclude within workspaces, and workspaces. Now, you can't go dressed the way you go, Lady can't go dressed to her work, the way she goes dressed to a nightclub, she'll be fired, just like a man can't either. Just like, like what we asked for people to do and massage it is what you have to do at work, you have to be professional at work, you can't make comments on someone's body, you can't make some comments on someone's appearance, you can't you can't hit on someone or flirt with them, you'll get fired Subhanallah,

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they go up to 60. Like they start at one plate, and they don't like it and they go and then they come back to the same spot again, and worse, too weak intellectually, and you religiously, actually argue our own points properly, we have to wait for them to come to the conclusion that we had talked about from the beginning. And that's just depressing. It's not appropriate. And I think we can do better than that. Although

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polygamy is not and Islamic thing. Judaism, Christianity, over 1000 religions on the planet. Islam didn't allow for Islam. Limited Data for this wasn't bad, it was clean. It was going from from an unlimited number of wives to bringing it down to a number that meet the man can actually take care of in a way that's appropriate and offer them the time they deserve. So it wasn't that Islam allowed for this though, out of married an unlimited number of wives, meaning a man would have 5060 100 Not out of, again, this is not specific in any form or manner to the Arabic world or to Muslims. This is something that exists all across the planet, actually, polygamy is the reason that our behaviors are

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the way they are and our thought processes are the way they are because this is just how things have always been. When Islam came Islam came and said there are rights for wives and these rights have to be observed. And there are reasons why you can the Aslan in Islam is one man, one woman determined how well that's the also that is the innocent. Well, I know John, I mean hello Jana, person and their spouse, that's that's the origin, that's the basis of Islam, it was allowed up to four within certain situations. And then if there was a lack of ability to be

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there and 15 when crypto Allah tells you about that and OMA Melaka team, and if you if you don't have the financial ability to be fair, then you stick to stick to one wife. In addition, a woman has the right on the contract to actually states that he will not marry another woman. Now you may not find a man who's willing to do that, even though most men don't marry other women, but you have the right to put on a contract from the beginning, like from the beginning of a stamp, you've had the right moment has had the right to put that under contract. And men, women from high statuses were married men from middle class would do that quite often. Islamically so if a lady a noble lady from

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college were to marry someone who was not from that social or socioeconomic class or status, then that would be on the contract that you don't take another wife and for the majority of time, that was the case and that's how it worked. And I leave the guitar live never married, as far as long as Baltimore was alive. And prophet Ali has started to sound got very upset when there was talk of him marrying another lady.

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Because there were early there was talk of him taking another wife which is very common. Again, during the context of this is very common, there's nothing but the Prophet Allah is awesome heard about he got very upset, very upset so Ali didn't do it. And Ali continued to keep faulty man with no

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With no other wave until she died, he only married after she passed away. He has said I'm gonna be alone. And he married. Yeah, hold on honey Thea are Hanafi. And then he hadn't Hamad bin Hanafi are the great scholar of Islam.

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So that's just something to kind of contemplate when it comes to inheritance. And this is a big, it's a huge, it's a huge Jonnie, Jonnie empty problem. If you studied with me a little bit to any of you that is when it comes to inheritance and bequest, there are a lot of times where women inherit equal to men, or more than men, or less than men. There's a lot, there's a lot of examples, the examples are endless, of how inheritance can be given the problem of when

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the only problem that bothers people is the brother and the sister specifically, this is what bothers because everything else is actually not a problem, because women very often will inherit more more than men, if there's a husband or a wife of a lady dies, leaves a husband, a father and mother and a daughter, versus leaving a father, a mother, a husband and a son, the daughter gets more than the son.

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In these two different scenarios, like if she only has a daughter that only gets half right off the bat, the son get guests, whatever's left, which is less than half after everybody gets their share that the sun gets actually less than that when the lady so so the exact same scenario, if it was if it was a sun, the sun's gonna get less than if it was a daughter at the time. There's a lot of examples, but the problem that people struggle with is an inequity Mr. Huddleston thing, and the male will get twice as much as a female when there's brothers and sisters or direct descendants who are siblings. And the reason that Islamic is very simple, is based on financial responsibility. In

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Islam, there's a very clear distribution of financial responsibility. Men are financially responsible for the women in their lives, they're responsible for the mothers responsible for their wives and their sisters and their daughters and their aunts and their grandmas, they're responsible, meaning that this lady in your life who was struggling financially, you are responsible with your own wealth to take care of her, the law can force you to do that. And the fact that the law doesn't do that anymore, in my opinion, does not invalidate or remove the law that Allah subhanaw taala put in there, the rulings of ALLAH SubhanA wa, tada is still is still applies. But that's how things

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have always been Islamically, meaning a man's wealth is not all his a woman's wealth is all hers. That's why you're not required as a woman to put any money into your household. You're not required. It's your money, whatever money is yours, you don't have to spend it on anything, the man has to spend it on you and his children and his house. Now, of course, if you're married, and you guys have a specific setup, and you've agreed who's going to what financial responsibilities are going to be, that's fine. But if you want to go back to the default, the default is you're not responsible. And he is. But that requires obviously trade off in terms of taking care of the children in the house

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and whatnot. So Islam is very clear in terms of these of this, of this breakdown, which is why inheritance exists and the way that it does.

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The last issue I think is important is the concept of Barber, the idea that talks about the the Buddha. And I think what people miss in this verse, they focus on the word of HIIT. And they don't really understand the concept that we're lucky to have found a new shoe zone. What is what is he talking about new shoes here? Well, you actually go into st verse and see what he's taught. When he talks about the pious ladies, when he's talking to me, he says, have you locked into life? I would love to invite me they are loyal, meaning they're sexually not only Blooding people into into their houses, which is exactly what the Prophet alayhi salam said in this hadith thing, meaning the actual

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the evidence of this is overwhelming. He's talking about Subhana wa, tada here, when there is an attempt of infidelity, where there's an attempt of fornication when, when a lady is and having a man that an undesirable man of someone who's not her mom, like it's not her brother or her father or her son or her nephew, or is someone who's not McCollum direct, he's just allowing this person into her house,

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with the husband not wanting that person to be there, and there's a kind of I mean, they're standing alone without anybody there. In that case, he has to do a favor when there has to be a very soft reminder, something that is based on emotion and based on love, and that doesn't work, whether you're old and then you leave the room. And the only words a man is allowed to say or ALA has to be more or less to be kindly and then verbally, you're not allowed to say anything else. Verbal abuse in Islam is actually more of a problem than physical abuse, meaning within the deen verbal abuse is seen to be worse and it is actually treated as such. Because I will Oh Allah, I think I don't think

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I need to even

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prove this. It's pretty well established that that verbal abuse which is a certain degree emotional abuse and

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psychological abuse put together Yani is much more detrimental to a woman than then than a physical one. It's much more harmful, because that goes on for a very long time. And it never actually ever goes away and people women almost never get over it. Physical abuse is bad. Don't get me wrong, but it doesn't last as long because because physically speaking, how many of us have any worse we're brought up a few times.

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On the head or the or the behind from our fathers, you don't remember any of that stuff. It doesn't stick with you. But a word will stick with you like something that your father said, or your mother said to you or about you at a certain moment, you'll never forget that that will continue to, you know, to bother you to the day you die, it's very hard to get rid of. So it's not actually limits the verbal communications by Illumina. That's as far as you go. After that, you don't say a word you step out, or there's a physical interaction that kind of indicates that this is coming to the end. Because I often talks about when custom shikaka baby human I mean, there's going to be divorced now.

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Because the lady is still alive. This is not because you didn't put enough salt or she didn't bring the food on time, or that the curtains weren't washed or the window shields weren't. No, this is about no shoes. No shoes is talking about infidelity. The closet, which can ruin a marriage is diamonds talking about the fact that when it comes to a marriage being ruined for a reason, that is actually valid for a marriage to being ruined, which is the approach or the attempt of infidelity, it puts these three these three

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steps in a row. The problem is I've never dragged the lady. And the only time he I need to know that when he was asked he said with me Swacch Jani, the actual strike is something it's not an issue of physical discipline is more of a physical reminder that is, is the substitution or the or is the alternative of saying something that's going to be harmful? Because that is very low. And then you're not saying anything anymore, because anything else is going to only make this worse.

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Has this been used to abuse women this? Of course it has. Of course, that doesn't that's not even a question. Of course it has. Is there a ground for that to be acceptable? No, there isn't. The actual concept is not very difficult to understand. When you look at diversity, look at what he's talking about. Talking about infidelity. Infidelity can end a marriage. And some marriages shouldn't end, when there's a bunch of kids involved. And a mistake has been made, there should be a way out of of ending that marriage and and ruining the lives of these children that will because at the end, the one who pays the price is the child when these things occur. In no way is physical abuse acceptable,

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because Islamically all a woman has to do is go to a judge show a bruise and the guys in jail, and she gets her color. And she keeps her mother. So the the law is the Islamic legal aspect about this. It's pretty simple and pretty clear. So you can't be told to do something that will put you in jail and half of you lose custody and lose

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the concept or the idea behind it is very, very simple. I'll end with the story of Asia. I actually have another common problem is the marry her young. Yeah, he married her young. Yeah, he married her young, there was nothing wrong with that, in the context of the time was completely normal. He wasn't he didn't do anything out of the norm of his time. So Allah Hi. So I was I Asia was actually engaged to someone before the Prophet it is a lot to us. Because when we got engaged very young, he was he was engaged to the Son of God. He was engaged a job he had been multiple women ID, and then they broke off the engagement. So yes, she was young. And that's fine. My grandmother, my great

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grandmother, my grandmother, married when she was 13 years old. My grandfather was 12. My grandfather didn't want to get married. So he went and he hid on top of the barn. And they had to go bring him down from the barn to force him to get married that night, because he didn't want to get married because he was 12 years old.

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People mature physiologically, biologically and psychologically differently, depending on whether you're living, want to learn this, get on a plane and go to a desert, and meet tribes that live there and meet someone who was taller than you stronger than you has been working for longer than you and find out that they're 15 years you're a junior. And once you see that, you'll you'll just get on the plane, come back and say alright, fine, not a problem. It was nothing weird about he did it. So there's no we don't have to fight this story. We don't have to fight the number. Now to say that the guy forgot. Or maybe she was wrong by the number, even though there's evidence to support

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that she was probably older than what she's saying or what he shot maybe in Ottawa who's actually narrating the hadith is saying because he's the only person who rated the number. They could be mistaken. You could be there's evidence to say there's a lot of historic historic historians who went and said, it doesn't add up. You couldn't have been that age. He's just he was around before it doesn't. But let's say it does. It doesn't matter. He didn't do anything that was weird. None of that. No, people are like he's marrying or no, this is totally normal. Everyone. This was how marriages occurred. And this continued to be the case until very recently. There's nothing

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impressive about it. And there's nothing horrible about it. It was just the social system that existed and this is the profile of yourself. This is personal life. It was his personal life. attaching it to the oppression of women wouldn't be acceptable if I Isha once he died under your serratus and once you had full autonomy, full autonomy to say whatever she wanted, because he was only me and no one could do would have said something. If that's something that Yeah, I wish I didn't. He shouldn't have done this or I should have been left or I should not at all. For the Allah who I know was the biggest supporter of him Alia she told us all the beautiful stuff, the stuff that

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I love about him, I just thought was that I might know from her. She taught she told me she taught me these things. There'll be a lot of wine because she was there and she was younger. She memorized everything. She

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You observed everything and she loved him some of my sites and I'm so when you take these stories you want to play it off as some new pedophilic or stuff. This is just This is again, this is the historians fallacy, where you're holding people to a standard that you that your society accepts, that doesn't apply to a different time or place. It doesn't apply there. What are you doing this is doesn't work.

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We have to, and historians know that. I suppose they're fallacy because they know that you can't, you can't take these laws that govern this time and put it over there.

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The final source of email, which is you, you are the final source of email, you know, what you know, on your inside the emptiness that you know, that you have in there that nothing will ever fill, and throw as much drugs and money and sex out, it's not going to fill it up, you're going to continue to feel empty, you're gonna continue to feel unfulfilled, you're gonna continue to feel lonely on your insight, that loneliness that you have on the inside is your number one reminder that Allah subhanaw taala is there and that there is a power that is beyond you, that is looking for you, that wants you and that you want yourself, you just have to figure that out. The fact that the intellect that you

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have on the inside, matter what people tell you about freedoms of choice and whatever, you know, what you're capable of. You experience the abilities of this mind that you have you experienced the enormity of its of its of its reach and the depth of it and the profoundness and this metacognition that allows you to wonder about wondering and think about thinking, and ask about asking, and go after questions that that are so profound, and so deep that you don't even have a way to imagine the question in your mind visually or physically.

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Whatever put you here, whatever force that allow you to come here, if this is what you've got, then imagine what that force must be.

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You can't imagine that the force that brought you here is somehow lesser than you that somehow you and I are superior to whatever actually created us, not brought us to life, you can be more intelligent than your mother or your father. But what brought you out of nothingness or what actually allowed you to be

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these personal experiences, maybe you don't have that maybe maybe some people never experienced Allah subhanaw taala bailing them out, maybe they don't have experiences where Allah subhanaw taala at certain moments, and they really needed him came through for them, and save them and gave them reason to keep on going and ease their pain and allow their hearts to heal at a moment where they couldn't do it. Maybe if you asked me why don't I have that? I don't know why you don't have that. But I do. And I know that Allah subhanaw taala has been a part of my existence from the moment I was born doesn't mean that I was protected from from any form of abuse. It doesn't mean that didn't mean

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that I didn't go through moments that were I was mistreated. And I was looked down upon I was treated it was in a situation and position that until this day, I struggled to deal with doesn't mean that obviously, it's a part of my experience, my life story that things worked out as things were really difficult. But as I go through my life story, I can see the times and the moments where Allah subhanho wa Taala bailed me out time and time again, where I didn't eat where there was no good reason for it. And there was no evidence for it. And there was no he just he has put me in a position where he allowed me to find meaning find fulfilment.

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When the first source of iman, is you, there's a part of you that yearns for something bigger than a part of you that knows that there's more to you than just eating, drinking, and your sexual attraction. There's more to it than that. That emptiness that you feel that cognition that you have, those experiences that you go through, give uniformity of these four sources of evidence, all four of them have this big arrow that's pointing towards one thing is pointing to the one is pointing towards one Creator, one source, one reason, one power that brought all this to existence, there's not one piece of this evidence without one, not one of these pieces of evidence that, in my opinion,

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or the way I see it, and the way I've explained it, at least, has the arrow pointing in a different direction or slightly too tilted to the right or to the left the universe life history and us.

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Evidence is saying that there is there's a lot there's a creator, the creator has certain characteristics. And then when you actually come to that clarity, that there is some there's definitely someone there because there's not there's not a scientific there's not physical proof physical proof gives you nothing physical proof gives you a 5% margin of error. 5% margin of error is fine. I will give people medication for 510 years because of a 5% increase of or decrease of risk in cancer rolled if I can, if I can decrease your risk of this happening again and 5% I'll give you medication for 10 years, no problem. It's worth it. 5% is not a small amount. uniformity of evidence

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doesn't leave any holes. And you come to the conclusion of There is Allah and then you look

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through all the faith that are there.

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all the descriptions of God that are available, you find nothing that comes even remotely close nothing called a held a candle the way Allah is described in the Quran exactly the way the universe life suggests that supreme power must be, and you will not find in any form or manner, text and scripture that is authentic and preserved as the book of Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran, and you will not find someone who was more worthy of followings similar to the prophets that Allah is I said to him, who gives you a worldview that's in keeping, and that is in harmony with the rest of the story of the planet that we live upon. And I think if you come to these conclusions, through just

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simple observation and contemplation, and just looking at simple facts, as the Quran tells you to do, then you will build a certainty in your heart, and you will remove doubt. And that will fuel you to continue to not only need to hold on to your stand, but to excel at being a Muslim and to follow the word of Allah to detail and to look and to be very, very careful and very, very attentive to how he asked you to do things and you do them exactly the way he asked you to do. I know what Allah because you don't have that doubt, having that doubt will always pull you back will always make you lazy, you always demotivate you because it's just it's lingering in the back of your head, you

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didn't deal with it. And it'll keep on kind of putting it down. Once you build that certainty, you have this strength, this inner strength that people will envy you for. So you'll develop this inner strength that people wish they had that clarity, it would wish they will wish that they had they were able to see the world the way you are, because you seem to be so confident about what you're doing and why you're doing it. And I think it comes from this just building your faith, using the right building bricks, and not using something that is weak and

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good reasoning or

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made a DUA or there's an AI in the Quran that talks about something in the science that is something something that's weak and flimsy and all it takes. All it takes is one

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we're basing it on the facts of the of the world these are facts universe that we only talked about facts lay for only talking about facts, history, only talking about facts and you you're talking about your own facts, these won't change and since they won't change your belief in Allah subhanaw taala

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I hope that was a benefit to you. I will take the feedback and shallow that exists on the

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survey. And I will try to figure out another way to approach this and maybe in a better setting and to address some of the concerns or the questions that exist there and

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I have completely lost my voice so I'll end with that and shout out I hope you found this to be beneficial and if not forgive me for any shortcomings in the things that I've said May Allah subhanaw taala accept from us and grant us full Iman in him Subhanallah Wattana full certainty. So Michael Have you have the intestinal fortitude to make most of Allah who was telling him about