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Preston City Mosque (29 Dec 2018).

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In our Hamlet in LA,

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no matter who you know who want to study he was tell Pharaoh

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when we let him in shortly and fusina was here at Dr. Molina

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wa Salatu was Salam.

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ala rasulillah

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Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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Allah dr Salah hola who rahmatan Lil alameen

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wa ala Sahaba t he edged mine

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while a Tabby in a woman tabea home base and in Isla yo Medina

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brothers or sisters

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will come

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to

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today tonight

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to the our event our lectures

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we have tonight two lectures inshallah.

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The first one

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will be of Alastair

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Rosada Shea Adnan Rashid

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token will talk about

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the advice to Muslims in the West advice to the Muslims in the West

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and after that we will do solid shala after IHS Allah will have another lecture by the shave.

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Doctor so hype Hassan and we'll talk about the satana Italia Salaam

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then if you somebody needs some questions, some

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comments you are welcome inshallah. Then, we will start with

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Adnan Rashid Nova. She is a historian with a speciality in the history of Islamic civilization,

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comparative religion and Hadith literature. He is renowned for his debate and skills and has debated many high profile figures in the field of politics, history, and Christian Islamic theology. He has also gained ijazah in Hadith from a number of scholars and is presently serving as a hottie a number of mosques in London.

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He is the head of the hidden Institute hiten Institute as well as a senior researcher and lecturer. The word for him now insha Allah

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wa salatu wa salam ala rasulillah Elijah, Elijah murine rubella

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regime is letter to him. Omar silica La la la la mina follow through life's a lot while he was on loves. Live in La takuna. La invalidity over the vernaccia mine Oh come on file on a salatu salam respected brothers and sisters in Islam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Today, my topic is a very important one. I will be talking on the issue of advising Muslims in the West. What is my advice to Muslim in the west from my little experience?

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Dr. Hassan Hafiz Allah is also present and I didn't want to speak before him which is against other

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of the allama to speak before and especially someone like myself,

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but the reason why I'm speaking first is because I want more people to benefit and close to Asia, inshallah, more people will be here and the share will be able to speak to them inshallah, and they will be able to benefit from the shakes.

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important advice, I will keep my talk very short. To emphasize the point again, I don't think I shouldn't be speaking louder or long in front of the ship. So, what is my advice to the Muslims in the West?

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We have been taught in the massage in the west by Allah Maya Angelou for a very long time, a lot of us Alhamdulillah have been taught the Arabic language fake Hadees and there is a good

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process of education taking place in massage, especially on the day of Juma when hundreds of 1000s of Muslims attend mosques, to listen to the Imams, but there are certain aspects of

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Muslim life in the West and in Britain in particular, which needs working, which needs to be explored and advanced. What are these aspects? What are these points I want to talk about today very quickly.

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Number one, I want to talk about Muslim contribution

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in politics, living in the West in general, and living in Britain in particular. Number two, I want to talk about Muslim contribution to education.

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Number three, I want to talk about Muslim contribution, contribution to humanitarian work.

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Number four, I want to talk about Muslim cooperation, cooperating, what we call a Darwin

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between the Muslims.

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So these are the points I want to address today,

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in front of you.

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So number one, politics why is it important to involve in politics living in the West, now we are facing

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a rise in Islamophobia. Islamophobia, to put it in simple terms means Islam hating or Muslim hating. Islamophobia has become normal in the West, unfortunately, and I am not saying this many reputable politicians, philosophers, scholars, academics have acknowledged this, that Islamophobia is on the rise in the West in, in general, in Britain in particular, no doubt, the rise of far right throughout Europe, and in the US in Australia, not so much in Canada, thankfully. But it is happening.

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And if you might have noticed recently, throughout the West, far right parties have gained a lot of popularity. And they have used this popularity, to gain seats in their respective Parliament's and they using this power to pass laws against Muslims in particular.

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And xenophobia has spread.

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And because of the xenophobia, a lot of people are unfortunately leaning towards the side of the far right. So this is a real problem. I'm not making things up. Islamophobia is a real problem. It has become a bigger problem since 911.

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And it has been on the rise. So how do we tackle Islamophobia as we know it is a problem.

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books have been written on Islamophobia, published by many academic institutions, and you can go and look at some of these books.

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What is our solution?

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Now I'm talking to the masses, the way I see it, I'm talking to the general public, I can use academic terms, I can use academic language, which may not be comprehensible to most people. So I'm going to try to make things as simple as possible. One of the solutions I see to Islamophobia or one of the responses is to get involved to get to is to get involved in politics, you must be someone influential in the societies you live in. If you don't have influence, to form policies,

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to influence policies, then you you will face

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potentially, if you will face extremely unpleasant laws coming your way. More restrictions,

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more suspicion,

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more policies against your children,

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and your families and your general well being in the West. Now. I'm living I'm sitting in a very beautiful mosque. We are living in Britain. I am in the city of Preston, and this is a beautiful mosque. And I cherish the fact that we in Britain have been given such freedom. And we as Muslims, appreciate this freedom. We as Muslims cherish this freedom we as Muslims, thank the British people for this tolerance for this hospitality they have provided to us for the last 50 odd years.

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And this is very important for us to acknowledge it is absolutely

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crucial for us to speak to the British masses and tell them that we are very grateful. In fact, I believe that amount of propaganda the British people have received in the last 10 to 15 years if it was another people.

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I think Muslims would have been facing a different situation. But it is the tolerance of the British people.

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Generally speaking, I'm not talking of all I'm talking generally, that we are able to walk around,

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live peacefully, our families are secure. And it is a very good situation. We want to improve it. We want to make it better, not worse. So as Muslims, what can we give to Britain?

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As sincere participants to the society?

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We are living here, it is home for us. What can we do for whom we have been given so much? What can we return? I think one of the best things we can do is to get involved in politics. And if we feel that the current politicians are not doing a good job in handling problems like Islamophobia,

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or xenophobia, or lack of trust and suspicion, then we should come forward and we should bring forward responsible leadership that can actually demonstrate

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the true nature of Islam to the British masses.

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So how can we get involved in politics? What happens with the Muslim psyche, Muslim mentality? The first thing that comes to our mind is haram.

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Politics is haram. Going to the parliament is haram. haram legislation. Go for Bella, Bella these. Unfortunately, these ideas have been going around. I have seen naive people giving leaflets outside mosques during the days of election.

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Don't get involved. Don't vote.

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Don't do this. Don't do that. But then what happens is when you don't get more involved when you don't have your people to represent you, then laws are made against you.

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Your freedom is restricted by people who do not want you to see

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who do want to see you free in the true sense of the word. So not getting involved is not an option. What do we learn from the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he prayed for the powerful to come to Islam.

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Let me give you an example very quickly. Again, I don't want to take too much time on these points. Rasulullah sallallahu specifically prayed for two people to come to Islam.

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Can you please help me those two people were

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sorry.

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Okay.

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Abu Jamal and

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on bourbon Katara de la Juan.

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Now Abu Jamal was one of the biggest enemies of Islam.

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Can you imagine Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam praying for Abu Jan Allahumma Israel Islam behera Delaney alayka Allah strenthen Allahu Akbar. Look at the words

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of Allah strengthen Islam by one of these two whichever is more beloved to you.

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Either Omar bin kebab or amor bin Hassan.

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One of these two and last paradata accepted on bourbon Katara de la Han. Why is it that I'm praying for one of these two? Because they were politically very powerful in Mecca.

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They were very powerful people in Makkah. what they said

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was the rule of Buddha Hall was known as

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the man of wisdom, the father of wisdom on bourbon kata was somebody

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which was a very powerful subtribe and he was a negotiator he was one of those people who could read and write in Makkah armor even though he was a young man, he was very influential Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. In another report he said a powerful believer is better than is better than many weak waivers. Why? So what does power mean power means when you are able to make decisions when you are able to influence policies. And it can be done in many halaal ways. If you think something is haram, I am not going to change your mind today. I can't

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I'm not able to do that. If you think something is haram don't indulge.

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But are there any halala ways? Is the question or everything is haram.

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Even live in is haram.

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I am sure there are halaal ways to do politics. If you cannot do it directly. You don't want to indulge in it directly. No problem. That's your opinion. We respect your opinion.

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We respect your opinion you may have a different opinion on this matter.

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But you can find halala ways to do things. You can go and speak to the politicians, you can lobby them, you can influence them without getting involved directly.

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And many examples can be given.

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Is it allowed to favor someone who is in favor of Muslims? Absolutely. No doubt. We have so many examples, the joshy the example of Natasha, who was not Muslim at the time, when Rasulullah Salaam sent his followers to him,

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he was not Muslim at the time that joshy

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rhodiola one, he died a Muslim. We know that Rasulullah Islam pretty janazah.

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But when the Prophet sent other Muslims to him, he was not a Muslim.

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And then we have the example of Rasulullah Salaam, praying for the Romans

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to be victorious against the who, the Persians because they preferred Romans over the Persians. So we learned this from the life of the Prophet salallahu Salam. So indulging in the politics is an absolute must for the Muslims, however, you might do it. You can become a counselor, you can do it in a halala way you can influence the society, in Holloway, whatever you may think is halaal, whatever Allah you follow whatever view you follow, at least be active. activism is Islam. Without activity. There is no Islam. And the right activity at the right time

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is what Allah subhanaw taala loves.

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So second point I want to make, in fact, if you don't have political leaders very quickly, I want to I want to read something in your in your presence. When you don't have political leadership. What happens the Indian subcontinent was divided

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the British government India

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for almost 150 years.

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In 1757, they defeated one of the rulers of Bengal. And they overpowered

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the most fertile

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provinces of India, the breadbasket of India. The three provinces that fed the Mughal Treasury, were taken by the British, Bengali, Orissa, and Bihar.

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These provinces were occupied by the British and the British

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took full advantage of it.

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And it took the British another 50 years to take more lands from the local rulers. 1799, a ruler called Sultan Muhammad who was killed. He was one of the strongest

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opponents of the British in India, or the British ambitions in India, to Sudan was killed on the fourth of may 1799. And this is when the British

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imagined themselves to be superior, racially, culturally, politically, and economically This is the first time when they felt that the British can actually rule India

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because as long as he was alive, pupils Hold on. As long as he was alive, the British could not claim to be superior to the local Muslim powers in India.

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In fact, before this man was killed

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a lot of the British administrators and officers and officials, they started to dress like the moguls.

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They, they started to walk like the moguls. They adopted the Muslim culture of India.

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They started to do poetry in Urdu there is a book titled The white moguls written by an author called William Dalrymple. Read the book he talks about this how the British officials started to adopt the Indian Muslim culture because it was so powerful. It was so mesmerizing, it was so attractive. But after people Sudan was killed in 1799, the rise of the 19th century brought a new system. Now the British officials can could openly openly be racist towards the Indians. They started to look down upon Indians, they started to look down upon the color. They started to look down upon their culture, their religion. So with this came the missionary activity in India. A lot

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of Christian missionaries from Britain, they made their way into India, they started to call Of course they will not successful because of the drama and the struggle of the Alomar. That's another topic in itself. And they started to look down upon the Indians the Indians have marginalized the highest positions

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given to the British, the British were not allowed to mix with the Indians.

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An English woman getting married to an Indian man was unthinkable, unthinkable. It was something crazy they couldn't think of it while previously was okay.

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So, when you lose political leadership,

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this is what happens. The point I was going to make was during the partition,

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the Muslims had strong leadership

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in the form of Jena

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and others who came with him, so long list of people, very influential people. You know why?

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Why was it Jenna?

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Apparently, when you looked at him, he looked like a secular guy who has no attachment to religion. In fact, in his youth, he used to smoke cigar and eat bacon sandwiches and play pool he was he was an English gentleman. You know, he was

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an anglicized Indian.

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But in fact, he became so powerful. He became so influential in Britain that he was one of the best barristers to to an extent that he had a white chauffeur,

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a white man to drive an Indian around in London was, again, a big thing.

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It was not something ordinary, but he through his education.

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He went through the system. He was taught by the British, he could look them in the eye and talk to them with no fear. He was a very rich man. He was one of the top barristers. He was a multi millionaire. by today's estimation, he owned $500 million dollars at the peak of his career.

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So the British couldn't buy him. They tried to buy him, they offered him a lot. They said, we'll do this, we'll give you that. He said no.

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In fact, Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, hated Gina for his stubbornness. But Jenna was a strong leader.

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He was a very strong leader. And for that reason, he was able to get

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a homeland for the Muslims.

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A lot of people think India should not be parted. It shouldn't it shouldn't have been parted, it would have been better united. Do you know what's happening in India today?

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Do you know what's happening to Muslims in India? Any idea brothers? Do you know? You know how Muslims are living in India?

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Muslims are politically economically educationally, culturally, you name it religiously. They are completely marginalized. In fact, some of the mosques are being attacked openly. They are being demolished. I'm not talking about Babri Mosque. I'm talking about other mosques now being attacked.

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In the rural areas, the Muslims can't even practice their religion.

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You can't slaughter cows.

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certain states have banned

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cow slaughter.

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And there's a famous story about Jenna and Gandhi having a meeting. Jenna spoke to Gandhi. And Gandhi said Is it not possible Mr. Jinnah that we can live together? We have lived together for so long for, you know, for nearly 1000 years. Can we not live together? You're not said what you worship we eat.

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What you worship, we eat.

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We cannot live together

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under you because Jenna knew the British will leave behind democracy. And in a democracy, the majority rules, the Hindus or a majority the Muslims would be second class citizens. Even though if even if we were to put the numbers of Bangladesh and Pakistan and Hyderabad put together, Muslims wouldn't be a majority in India.

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Some people think that it would be 5050 No, it wouldn't be so cut the long story short, there was a strong leader defending the Muslims, even though he had some weaknesses in his character, but he was a very sincere leader. He never sold his soul. In fact, when his daughter got married to a party, he came for to seek his blessings. He said you know you are no longer my daughter. I am the leader of Muslims of India. He's a choose one man from India, anyone from the entire peninsula of India. So long there is a Muslim get married to him I will not object.

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She said no.

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She said no. She said my mother was a Parsi.

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Why did you marry her? He said she became a Muslim.

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Her name was rotten by she became Muslim. So he said no

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thenceforth he called her Mrs. wadiya. Not my daughter,

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and they never met.

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After the partition, he only came back on his janazah and that's it. So the point I'm making is he was a strong leader, he had principles and he stood by them. On the other side, the Sikhs,

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who are also a very important part of the British Army, they had given many sacrifices. In 1857. During the Indian mutiny, the Sikhs sided with the British. They were massacring the Mughals in the Mughal family and the Muslims. The Sikhs fought for the British in the First World War in the Second World War, like other Muslims did from India as well. But Sikhs were very important for the for the British political process. But because they had weak leadership during the partition movement, they couldn't get a country

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and they fighting for it to this day.

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Likewise, brothers, we learn lessons from history. When Muslims became politically weak when our influence became weak.

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We suffered

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the decline of the Muslims or in London rose. It affected the entire planet. Some people think, oh, we lost Grenada. So what? We lost other territories, we lost Valencia. We lost Cordoba, we lost Seville. So what?

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Grenada was lost in 1492? No, no, no, no, no, no, it is not simple as that.

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anyone read about Hassan Ali nadwi, his book, The effects of the decline of the Muslims on the world.

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This book is very important. So that you realize the Muslim decline in particular Muslim political influence when it declines in the world. What happens to the world

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when the Muslims lost Spain, 1492 was the year that was the year when Christopher Columbus embarked on this journey to find India. He was out to find an alternative route to India. He found America.

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And that's why you know why the red Indians are called Indians. You know why they called Indians. They're not Indians, and not Indians. They are Native Americans there to this day, they call Indian red Indians. Right? Why is West Indies Caribbean? Why is it called West Indies. It's not West Indies. It is Caribbean islands. Because Christopher Columbus was looking for India and he still thought he was in India.

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They thought they were in India.

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Muslim decline, Muslim decline.

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And, you know, I don't want to turn this into a lecture on how the Muslim decline affected the world, Muslim civilization with civilizational decline affects the world, when you go weak. A lot changes in the world. Imagine a world without the Quran. Imagine a world without the mercy of Islam, the beautiful message of Islam, you cannot imagine. That's another lecture in itself. So the point is, if you lose political strength, political, political, political influence, not only you suffer at home, the words are further large. So you need to influence the politics of the country you live in. You need to make your presence known in the most intelligent ways, in the most legal ways, I am

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talking about legal means available to you. We simply don't employ them. We don't get involved. We are busy in our shops, our businesses, our taxis or factories, whatever we do. That's it. But living in the West hair, there are certain responsibilities you have to fulfill. Moving on to the next point.

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Education.

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Muslims are the most deprived people.

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When it comes to the field of education in Britain, did you know that there are almost 3 million Muslims?

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Almost 3 million Muslims in Britain, right? How many of them are actually going to universities, the children? I'm talking about the youth? How many of them are even learning Islam? Which is primary? Islam is primary for us? How many? How many are home? How many of us are actually learning authentic Islam?

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How many modalities do we have? In Britain?

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Alhamdulillah. There are a few modalities, but are there enough?

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And these modalities,

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how many of them are actually doing the job?

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And what is doing the job? If you are not preparing leaders, if your modalities are not producing thinkers,

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independent thinkers, if your modalities are not producing forward thinking people who are thinking of the world,

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people who are thinking of Ecuador

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Cuba, Colombia,

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Australia.

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You know, I know some brothers, they are giving Dawa in South America for the first time. Some of these people never seen Muslims Bolivia, Honduras.

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So it's the homicide capital of the world that our brothers from London giving our there. Why? The vision,

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vision thinking British passport, book a ticket, border flight land and talk to people about Islam and one lie people are coming to Islam and drives.

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The Muslim community has grown in Cuba. It's a communist country. And in Colombia,

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Mexico,

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El Salvador,

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one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Nicaragua. I know a brother.

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I met a brother at Hodge

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and why am I talking about this I'm talking I'm relating this to education education broadens your vision. It makes you think big. That's why Allah subhanaw taala made it obligatory upon us. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran ha yesterday Allah de una bella de la Allah moon are those who know equal to those who know not the sort of last lesson challenges for tala will feel terrible for readers and Allah, Allah Muslim

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Rasulullah is so much telling us L

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is important.

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It is an obligation upon Muslim men and women. So, lm primarily primarily to us is the knowledge of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah.

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And Rasulullah sissala made the importance of paramount, Islam kicked off a civilization whereby kids as young as four to five years old were learning not only learning they were memorizing books, they were memorizing texts.

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This never happened in the history of humanity before, where you have five or six years old memorizing books.

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They internalizing the entire chunky volumes, Koran, and then they will memorize the Hadees and then other books and demands and the poetry and the list goes on and on and on. This was the doing of Muslim civilization, we were the top most people when it comes to education, the Europeans

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learned hundreds of scientists from the Muslims. throughout the Middle Ages, Muslims were shifting knowledge to Europe. European scholars were learning the Arabic language one ly there were people in England, eight centuries ago, who learned the Arabic language because they knew this is the lingua franca of the learned world. There were people like a lot of bath, a British man in the 12th century. There are people like Robert of Catan, the man who translated the Quran into Latin for the Europeans. Also the same man Robert of Catan, translated Jabir bin Haryana work on chemistry into the Latin language. There were people like Robert Scott,

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again, and arabist.

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They were Englishman walking around in England, not not in Europe. I mean, Europe wide history is quite huge. I'm talking about England, in particular, English men walking around in the 12th of the 13th century CE II, walking around the streets of London, Bristol, you know, these are little towns at the time, teaching the Arabic language learning the Arabic language, why would they learn Arabic?

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Because it was the most learned language of the time. The best books in the world were in the Arabic language. Of course, they left the dean, the religion was left aside, but they took other sciences from the Muslims. Name it philosophy, name it knowledge of astronomy,

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chemistry and other you know, even medicine alcar, known of ignacia was taught as late as the 17th century in Europe. It was being published in the 16th century in in Venice, Alka noon, I've seen the copies myself why

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the European renewal Renaissance was the brainchild of Muslim civilization.

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And the list the details are quite far. I mean, they're very extensive. One example I want to give you the Oxford University.

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You know how it started. It started as small schools, very tiny, small schools, right. And these are schools of philosophy, philosophy meant at the time, all fields of knowledge, that's what it meant at the time.

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So there was a man called Daniel of morlais

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I traveled to Spain to learn the Arabic language and learn from the Arabs. He learned he came back and he met a man called Bishop john of knowledge. And they established schools in Oxford.

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And from the books of Daniel, we know that these schools were directly inspired by the madrasah system of the Arabs in Spain.

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And that's how the Oxford University came about. Not many people tell you this not many people know about this even the Muslim so we need to learn and educate ourselves. We need to go to universities we need to learn our Dean number one priority learn the Arabic language Teach Yourself Koran teach your children the Quran, make them morally upright people, make them an ideological people make them a people who love Islam, make Islam your dinner table discussion, make the Islamic civilization Islamic history or dinner table discussion with your children, talk to them, give them value. And once they grow up, send them to university with a mindset that you will use this education for more

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influence to make this world a better place

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to do something great in this world.

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You know why the Sahaba a Sabra soon? within 20 to 30 years from goat herders and camel herders, they became some of the most civilized people on the planet. What happened to them? My question is, you tell me, what happened to them?

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How can they change beyond recognition within 20 to 30 years? What happened? These people who could couldn't think beyond the palm trees, the camels and the goats?

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The Arabs

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could not think beyond within a century of the prophets det sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he passed away in the year 11 Hijri. Now whether it was the 12th or beloved It is, it is it that's established, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed away on the 12th are available. The birth? We don't know. Ninth 10th the shape is there. You can ask the chef during the q&a. What exactly is the scholarly opinion of this? So the troll dorabella 11 Hijri 632 c 732. See how long How long is that? 100 year after the prophets dead sal Allahu alayhi Salaam.

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The Muslims were 500 miles away from here.

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You know where that where that is? near Paris.

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On the other side, the Muslims were in China.

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And then they were in India, in Bhutan.

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So within a century, what happened to these people? That's only three generations hierachy coronae sama, Latina, yo Luna home, tombola, Dena, Luna, the best people are mine. And then the ones that come after and then the ones that come after

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three generations What happened? What could possibly happen to these people, that the entire history of humanity has not seen something like it?

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What happened? The Quran, education, the conditioning of the mind, conditioned your children's minds according to the Quran, the vision of the Quran, Rama sanaka, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah mean, as our soul, over 90% of them died outside of Arabia.

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Majority I would say safely majority died outside of Arabia.

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We don't even know where they're buried. North Africa, borders of Afghanistan. current day Persia, Central Asia. What was Abdullah bin Omar doing an Azerbaijan

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What was he doing in Azerbaijan is the question. So all these things are very important education brothers and sisters. Remember, education is the key to successful primarily Islamic education. And then what we call the secular education you cannot be falling behind on it. You know who's teaching Islam in most major universities in the West, who is teaching Islam and Islamic history non Muslims, Jewish

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and Christian and atheistic scholars, Muslim scholars are missing

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because Muslims are not interested in education.

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You are not the policymakers. You're not writing academic journals on sociology, anthropology, town planning,

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you name it.

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And I am a big fan of the Jewish community.

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I'm a huge fan of the Jewish community.

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You may be thinking, What is he talking about?

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I'll tell you why I'm a fan of Jewish community, the Jewish community, they are a very small community. Very small numbers, but very powerful, very influential.

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And I'm not criticizing them, I am saying they are doing what they are supposed to be doing for their people, they are taking care of the interests right or wrong. Yes.

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When they have interest, they want to take care of them. Right? What is stopping the Muslims? The question is, what is stopping the Muslims, Muslims themselves? Muslims themselves? Why can we not take important positions? Why can we not educate ourselves enough so that we can take those important positions? Why can we not know our Deen enough to be

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to be so far sighted

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and intelligent that we start to think? Big, you know, as they say, think big, you will do big when you will think 100% you will achieve 10% definitely. But if you think 10% that as long as I get 10%, you will only get 1%. So if you start thinking big, you will start doing big things, a sabroso This is the difference that came to their minds, they started thinking big, they started thinking they started Look, they started looking beyond the camel.

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Now they could see on the other side of the camel, they could see on the other side of the palm garden, they could see on the other side of the desert because the Quran opened the eyes to the to the reality of the world that they have been given this responsibility that they are to make this world a better place you the Muslims need to think like that that you are to make this world a better place. Stop fighting on mosques, stop fighting on carpets and tap water. You know it's not cold, it's not warm, stop fighting over you know things like that. Stop Stop fighting over petty things.

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Look beyond these things. Once you get involved in these sectarian issues and other problems and this is where it leads to the next point cooperation between Muslims cooperation between Muslims Muslims are to cooperate with each other unless parent Allah commanded us in the Quran out of alignment shaitana regimes like my dream to our taqwa pinata, our allies, we want to do one on one do not support each other in evil and bad brother A lot has to support each other in good

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and what is virtuous do not support each other in bad and evil.

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So toggling between the Muslims even if we disagree

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inshallah

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Allah

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Should I continue to finish

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I will continue for a few minutes and then we'll do the Salah inshallah, and then after that shift will be

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okay.

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Yeah. Okay. So the point I was making was

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To

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do the hour between Muslims, Muslims must cooperate with each other. It is a command from Allah subhanaw taala. Allah knows Muslims will always disagree. In fact, this is one of the doors made by rasulillah. So no Allah united my oma and Allah subhanaw taala did not accept that, that particular do our last 100 Allah did not accept because this is a test upon this oma. It is a test upon this oma. So the r1 upon huke upon the truth upon what is beneficial, is absolutely mandatory upon Muslims. First of all, people who call themselves fair can call themselves out of Hades, or the Salafis. Even this kind of law cannot unite, let alone the uniting with others, other people with

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other schools of thought. So if we cannot unite among ourselves and not think,

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straight and not have a vision for the oma,

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then how can we expect from others to unite with us? So unity is a very important aspect of Muslim success until and unless we unite,

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things will happen. For example, imagine if the Muslims are to unite in Britain on certain points.

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Do you think there would be Islamophobia in Britain? Do you think EDL marches will be taking place? Do you think your sisters and your mothers and your daughters will be pushed around on the streets? someone wearing Hijab niqab? Because there is no man with the with the woman? You know, there are cases you know how many

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Islamophobic attacks have taken place in the last year? Do you have any idea? Brothers? Do you know how many women in particular women are the targets of Islamophobia primarily. Right? Do you have any idea?

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You know, if you know why this is happening because Muslims are not united. We are not united.

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There are so many mosques in Britain we do not work on common terms, our allies telling us to come to common terms that are located in the Quran. Allah is telling us to call the Al Kitab.

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To common common terms, which is we worship none but Allah. So with other Muslims, we the ones we disagree with, we tell them

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come to common terms. We worship none but Allah. They all say okay, Alhamdulillah we believe in that. We follow no one except Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. Salam and his Sharia. Yes, we all agree on that. Okay, we all agree that we will unite against Islamophobia. Alhamdulillah every wants to wants to do that? Why not? Why can't we do that? We all agree that we want to educate our children, Muslims in particular. educate our children and support them in the education. Yes, we all agree. Right? I'm talking about things we can all agree on. Don't argue about things that you have been arguing about for the last three centuries.

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Can you make a hanafy? Dude, I'll call you then by force.

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Can you can you put put the gun on the head of the Hanafi? Now you have to pray like me?

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Yeah, can you make a barelvi leave is aqeedah.

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Can you

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there are people who want to unite. Of course we don't unite on the cicada we don't unite on the fic Of course we have our own understanding of Islam, which we cherish which we uphold which we believe is true, which we believe is true and we are proud of it and hamdulillah but at the same time does that mean we look down upon others to an extent that we write them off completely 2 million of them? 2 million Allahu Akbar Dasha strength. In fact, it may be a reason for you to give them power bring them close to you speak to them with love and compassion, give them love. The love they haven't received from wahabis

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for the last 30 years,

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this perception they have that these people the so called upholders of the Sunnah are very harsh, very judgmental, very rude people.

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All they know is to guide you down, that you are a person or whether you are a person of Hellfire, you are a takfiri you are you know this this this you you you you you the list goes on.

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You are a warning.

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You are sorry.

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You are medically

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you are you know

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the Can anyone else Give me another name? Sorry. I mentioned that already.

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I mentioned that as well. You see his be yes.

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His view? Yeah, yeah, Allahu Akbar. Some have the now some have the audacity to point fingers at the allama

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someone who has spent 40 to 50 years of his life studying Islam, teaching Islam writing books on Islam, there are people

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who have only born 1520 years ago they were born 1520 years ago.

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And then our point fingers of the allama

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that he is so he's so in so in such and such, this is the condition we are facing.

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This happens when we have lost the way our last messenger left us to love each other. or Muslim or Muslim, and Muslim or whole Muslim. liars

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that are Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, a brother, brother, not an enemy, not someone for you to insult and treat like an enemy. Don't say Salaam don't shake hands.

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Allahu Akbar what Dean Are you following? This is why your sisters are being attacked on the street. That's the reason. That's the reason. The reason is because you're disunited, you cannot even defend yourself politically, economically, ideologically. You are not influential enough, you have many mosques Mashallah beautiful ones, but use the mosques as your platforms to spread the beautiful message of Islam and unite with others. inshallah, final point I want to make before our Salah time comes in, is humanitarian work, living in Britain. Very important point. The first point I raised was about getting involved in politics, however you may deem halaal However, you may deem halaal.

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Get involved in politics, don't sit idle in a country like Britain, where you have opportunities to do so. Because you may lose these opportunities if you don't do so. Number two was education. educate yourselves and your children.

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Some of the Sahaba memorize the Quran, when they had beard that color, that white color beard some of them have a memorize the Quran when their beards were white.

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So educate yourself and educate your children education is paramount. Without education, you have no future. Allah tells you this in the Quran and the prophets, Allah someone told you this in Hadees. And this is the example we learned from Allah and from our scholars of the past. Number four.

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Sorry, number three was to our cooperation with other Muslims. Point number four is very quickly. humanitarian work what I call compassion, Muslims wherever they may be, have to be compassionate. If there is no rush MA in the Muslims, then there is no Islam in them. Islam if it doesn't bring mercy to your characters, if it doesn't bring compassion, if it doesn't bring good manners, other and a flock to your character. Then you have not benefited from Islam. You do not have Islam like a cabal one of the points in order to he said here's nicomedia La Ilaha taka hassel Dahlonega Hama, Samana Ito cucina e if you even if your mind has accepted like a lot of the youngsters walking around with

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tequila and vegan, I call them tequila guns and Double D You know, the guns of the West. You know Cowboys, they used to carry two guns in two pockets, both sides they used to have guns, right? One is tough day.

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One gun is

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they shoot you down the call muqtada The other one is the clear gun careful, they shoot you down the finish you they dehumanize you, you know these youngsters, they are lacking basic knowledge of Islam and basic of Islam. This is not your job. This is the job of the Allah Why are you taking the responsibility of the Allah to pass judgment on others? You have no authority You have no right to do so.

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So compassion primarily for each other Rama for each other Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he said those who do not have mercy upon our youngsters and honor for the elders or respect for the elders are from not

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they are not from us. They are not from us, Malaya or ham la your ham Rasul Allah says and he said the one who does not show mercy the mercy will not be shown to him, Allahu Akbar. So this is primarily between us the Muslims compassion, mercy with each other. And next the final point before we go for Salah very quickly shaycarl and this Chawla, tala, the final point I want to make is doing humanitarian work in Britain. Now imagine there are single mothers

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Millions of them in Britain living in countless states in up north is full. Up north is full of single mothers living in Kansas states. If the Muslims were taking food back to them, you know, instead, do send your money, your support to other Muslims around the world, in Palestine in Syria and Yemen, or wherever they may be dying of hunger and thirst. Of course, you have been doing a great job. Muslims are the most charitable people in Britain. They raise hundreds of millions of pounds every Ramadan in this country for global charity. But what about the country you're living in? There are homeless people here. There are hungry children in here in Britain. Imagine a Muslim

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man called Mohammed Abdullah Kasim, taking a bag of food to a council state knocking the door, giving the food to this

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woman who has five children inside. She's a single mother, and she has five children with different men. Right? And the child now who may be white, who may be black, who may be formal, any background, the child will see this man with a beard with a hat giving food to us. Do you think that child when that child grows up will join a march against you?

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That child will ever join an EDL match against you? Do you think so? No, because that child will grow up and say No, you know what? Carson was a good man. Muhammad was a good man. Abdullah was a good man. He used to come You know, we these people will say Muslims are evil. Muslims are terrorists. Muslims are extremists. They are wrong. They are liars. Because we saw this Muslim who used to come to our house and help us Allahu Akbar, compassion never dies. final point. So tangela Medina, up in his lifetime was known in Europe. When he was alive within his lifetime news been used to travel like it travels today. Even then, people went back to Europe. And when the Europeans, you

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know, the clergy and the Catholic Church and these people, you know, they when they would talk bad of Muslims, they would stop them. Stop.

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What you're saying maybe right, but Salahuddin? No

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Saladino. He was a very good man, he did good to us. So they testified to this fact. Ireland in the 19th century, there was a famine potato famine, Irish population died. The British Queen Queen Victoria, refused to send them support. The Sultan from Turkey sent some boats with little provisions. To this day, the Irish people remember that. Ireland is the most least Islamophobic nation in Europe. Did you know that?

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Irish people are the least Islamophobic people in Europe. Why? Because they have this in their psyche. You know what? That certain centers some potatoes are not prepared. Sorry, some food when we were dying of hunger. Compassion never dies. If you really want to live in Britain long term if you have good ambitions, good intentions for Britain, start doing humanitarian work here at home in Britain, in Preston, in Blackburn, in Manchester, in Bradford in Nelson in Halifax, wherever you massage Allah, wa Juana and hamdulillah berala. Meanwhile, Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa

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salatu salam ala.