Muslim Legends #4 Abdelkader El Djezari

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Bismillah neuro,

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So we are talking about an individual who was very influential, very instrumental, very recent. Now, how many of you have data on your phones? Raise your hands. All right. Let's see which one of you can do this the fastest. You got to take your phone out quickly and open Google Maps. And I'll tell you the letters to type in Google Maps and do that right away.

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Google Maps, yes. Yes, Google Maps. And you're going to type in in Google Maps the following words, E L. K. Dr.

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Let's see if what do you see?

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Okay, you see Iowa, USA.

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Everybody sees that? Okay. You see it. Anybody else that doesn't see it? E L. K. Ad. R if you have a phone if you don't have a phone, show it to others. Right. EELKD Er, Al Qadir que al Qadir

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What do you think this is?

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It's a city. It's a small city. It's a small town, in the Clayton County in Iowa, very small. And

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it is named

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after a very particular individual. What really happened was when the founders of this particular small city, Timothy Davis, John Thomsen, and Chester sage, when they were having conversations, and they were sitting, they said, We need a name of an individual that we can name this particular city after.

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And they had a list of candidates, who are they're going to name this particular city after and guess what Subhanallah they said, the only person we can think of is one

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prominent figure that is alive in our times, who was not even like, you know, dad, or you know, he had done great things and he's passed away. He's still alive and his legacy is still being built. And they said, We're going to name the city after a meal, Abdulkadir Al Jazeera ad, and that Al Qadir is Al Qadir.

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1846. So this was an 1846 when the city was founded, okay.

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And they said that they decided to name it after the young Algerian who was leading his people in resisting the French conquest of Al Jazeera or Algeria. Okay, when I say Al Jazeera, its Algeria

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in 1843, a little bit earlier than that.

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There was a person by the name of anybody can read French.

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Your French fluent

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Okay, come

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see, you gotta learn from kids. Man. I'm not a French guy. How would you read this name?

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Jean de de

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sol. I, you got the name?

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That's how you pronounce the name. Okay. Jean did all right, a person, a very prominent figure. In 1843, he declares and he says that Abdul Qadir was one of the three great men living. The two others are Imam Shamil. During the time of Abdulkadir, there was another person. He's our next person that we're going to do. Imam Shamil.

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He's from the northern areas. So Imam Shabbath.

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He was from Delta Stan, the Imam of Delta Stan, and Muhammad Ali Pasha of trachea, or he was the governor of Egypt. These are the only

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people living alive on the face of this earth that are worthy of given the title, the noblemen.

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And he says sadly, all the three belong to the Muslim world. This is when 1843 Okay, now, who was this person? If you think about his legacy artists, you know, think of like all the singers today, all the artists, you know, who are the rapping about? Anybody? Come on, let's be honest. Most kids listen to music. We all know that. Right? You all have. So who are what who's it personality or individual people are talking about or rapping about nowadays.

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It's great. Mashallah, those of you that do or tell me names and personalities of individuals that are famous today that everybody talks about in school. Let's talk about that.

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Not soccer players. Sure. Yeah.

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I thought you didn't know anything.

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That's great. That's exactly what we're talking about. Hi. Yes. Who else?

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Huh? Kobe Bryant. He passed away. Yes. Who else? So all of these famous personalities, right? So what happens when they become famous other people, they write things about them, they talk and they do different things. So here's really interesting thing. You had British artists, poets, who were writing poetry about, I mean, Abdulkadir will just it, they were so inspired by him. They were writing poetry in English about him and his conquests and how great was he? People? They were so inspired by him.

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Have you seen people who name their dogs after messy or you know, their pets after these famous personalities and stuff like that? Right? That whole culture like naming their pets after somebody who's so famous, right? People started, you know, if the horse would, when they would started started betting those like, if my horse wins the race, I'm going to name him either like these, like it is we're talking about in Western countries like these people are naming their horses after Abdulkadir, like you can imagine the amount of influence he had on their mindset and psyche that they were so impressed by him.

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And as mentioned that the people of Port board do a small town. They were so impressed by Imam Amir Abdulkadir Al Jazeera it his character and his dealings, that in the elections of the French election of 1849, in the French election of 1849, they actually placed his name on the ballot for the French president.

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He was not even French.

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Right? People were so inspired by him, and what you find.

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And in 2013, there was a film director by the name of Oliver Stone, Oliver Stone decided that he's he announced a production of film called The Abdulkadir, but due to financial reasons, and whatever, they were not able to fulfill that and he still wants to, you know, produce that movie. Then what happens is a little farther father

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fellowship is a postdoctoral fellowship today in the Institute of Advanced Studies and culture in University of West Virginia. So there is a specific fellowship that has been dedicated to him. Now, what you find is all of these Western world and people in the Western world are so impressed by him. Yet our Muslim communities is not Muslim. He doesn't even know about him. Who is this person? Where was he ordered to do? Nobody knows about? And that to me was very

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Yeah, there's another interesting thing he says

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that of the other. He was inspired by the admiration, and not only from within Algeria, but the Europeans across the world would be inspired by his existence, the generous concern and the tender sympathy that he showed towards prisoners, long before Geneva convention.

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So Geneva Convention laid the foundations of how would you treat prisoners way before that? He was treating and he had a rulebook, he was the only one that allowed that had an official grievance system with a grievance system means if a prisoner was mistreated, the prisoner had a way to complain about the guard who mistreated him.

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And what happened is when he was in prison in France, wrongfully imprisoned in the town of Bordeaux.

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Every single

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prison guard became a Muslim. Just through his dealings, they would appoint a prison guard, within a week or two, the guard would just accept Islam that like this guy is not like, he's not you shouldn't be in the prison. So much so that when so many people, presumably prison guards, they started moving him around, they got scared, they're like, this guy is going to cause an internal revolution within the prison. So they would put him in a different prison, they will move into a different prison or move him into different constantly moving until there were some key influential figures for like today some, you know, famous actors famous, you know, football players, tennis

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players, whoever people that have influence, they started putting pressure on the on Napoleon Bonaparte, three, and then afterwards, they were allowed, he was allowed to be released. Now, I'm setting the stage for everybody so that we understand the greatness of this person. We haven't gone through his story, but you know, this is how the Western world sees him.

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There's been

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books that have been written on it.

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If you type in the biography of

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Emile Abdulkadir, I'm missing the name of that individual.

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I can see it with the image. It starts with a key. I just can't remember the entire name. But the book is available on Amazon. The life of immutable other it was published in I believe 2013 A recent book.

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So this is who we're talking about today. I mean, Abdulkadir Jazza Irie. Okay.

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Let's begin the story. Guys excited.

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No, you are. That's great. Who else is excited? No. I need a lot louder. Excitement. This is not a good exam. Wow. That's crazy. Yes.

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Are you is that a yes? Excitement hand?

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Yes. I love it. That's great.

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Okay, so let me tell you a little bit about the state of France at that particular time where we're talking about in the 1800s era. So let's try to understand how the French people are how was France at that particular time? So France was in Dark Ages. Okay.

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William Shambaugh, who was a traveler, a tourist, and he wrote journals. And he would write his travel journals like, you know, even Battuta, he had his travel journals. So he had these travel journals that you can look up. And he mentioned that in 1813, when he went to Algeria,

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Al Jazeera.

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He went in the streets, trying to find a single person that he can find within the streets of Algeria, who was not able to read and write. And he said, I could not find anyone, every single person that was walking in the streets on Josiah in 1813, was a person who was learned,

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they could read and write, whereas the country I came from, he's talking about, you know, the UK and Europe at that time, he said, you could hardly find people that we're reading and writing. So what that tells you about the state of the civilization that existed at that time, at point, Al Jazeera era was so rich, that they had they loaned to France

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1000s and 1000s of dollars till this dead, France has not paid back that debt, that debt is still being recorded and accruing interest in whatever the international trade and all of that. So they still haven't paid that debt back. You know, there were so much in need, yet, they wanted to invade this particular land. And the usual conversation that you hear in your schools is going to be this was to colonize. We want to make that country a better place. We enter that barbaric environment, uncivilized. And we made it civilized. Right? In 1813, William Shandra, he says

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that, when I walked the streets of Al Jazeera, I could not find anybody. I mean, this is true, not not anymore. But he's like, I could not find anybody that stunk. They didn't have a stench, they didn't smell bad. Whereas in France, you could not walk the streets of France because people didn't know how to clean themselves in these stunk.

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They had stench. That's why one of my teachers used to say, you know, if you go back and read history, it stinks. Right? Because people didn't know how to clean themselves. They didn't have Islam, telling them how to be pure and take baths. As a matter of fact, one of the few of the kings, they used to pride themselves that they haven't taken a bath for a year.

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Um, seriously, if you read history, like I haven't taken a bath for a year, I'm the king. That's a great accomplishment that I've done.

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Or recently, you know, I watched a YouTube video where the guy is like, I haven't watched my job wash my jeans for four years. Right? This is this is a culture like you don't wash your jeans, like, what? For four years. And he's so proud of that. He did an entire YouTube video on that. And he's like, I only own one pair of jeans. Right? So people commented, he's like, imagine what he's wearing right now when he's recording the video. Right? Like, he doesn't have another pair of jeans, but he was so proud of that. So that stench, you know, the people stink, and that's where the entire culture of colognes and smell came because they were like, We need to get rid of the smell somehow

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not cleaning ourselves. Let's just put lots of effort on ourselves right to cover up the smell. So this is what was the state of France at that time. So a lot of people today they're so impressed by

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and I mentioned this in the hotbar to like they're very impressed by this French etiquettes like, oh, you know, with you know, cutting the fork and knife and stuff like that. But if you actually go and study France

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history. They are people who hate Muslims.

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The route, they're like their essence is entrenched in this element of making sure that they destroy Muslim lands. And I'll tell you what colonization means to them. So when they entered a Georgia in 1825, after the one, a naval battle that took place between the Turks and the Egypt's, alongside the entire European fleets, they lost the battle. And they said now the ports of Al Jazeera are open for us to invade in 1825. They invaded within one year they controlled the entire seashore, France. When they entered Al Jazeera at that time, this is a huge country.

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A desire had over 125 or 135 mosques, I missed the number I think it's either 125 or 135. And what happens is, within one year, there's only five mustards remain.

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This is not colonization, this is not making the country better. Rest of the mosques were entirely converted into

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churches or

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stables for horses,

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stables for horses.

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So they literally went in there to destroy a perfectly fine civilization.

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That's why, you know, if you tell all of these countries today, then they all talk about, oh, the Muslim world and democracy and all of that, right? Democracy is you know, you can do whatever you want. But before you blame the Muslim world, get your hands out of our lands, get your hands out, you have no business being in Iraq, you have no business being in all these countries, get your hands out of it, and then do whatever you want. Like then let the Muslims see what they do. Right. Where the most philanthropical nation like a recent studies they found that in UK we are the poorest off the denominations that exist in UK different like you know, ethnicities as most of them sorry

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religions get we are the most charitable in UK. Right. Why? Because it's in our nature to give. We don't take we give. So what you find is, this was the state now comes amid Abdulkadir algebra. So 825 is the invasion of France into Al Jazeera. Abdul Qadir al Jazeera. He was born in Al Jazeera in the city of mascara, mascara or mascara.

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In 1808. He was born in 1808. In 1825, when he was still young, the invasion in 1825, when the invasion of France was taking place at that time he set out with his father, how old was he you in 1825 1808?

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So he was born in 1808, and 1825, what was his age?

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17. So he was 17 years of age at that time teenager. Imagine he was a teenager at that time. 17 1617 he embarks on a journey traveling all the way from a desire to Missouri to Egypt, crossing over from there to Philistine Jordan down all the way through the book to Mecca.

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As a 17 year old, okay, let that sink in. Our kids don't even go to like this, and you have no way of knowing if your son is alive or not.

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Right, no communication, right. So he goes for hedge, performs a hedge, obviously with a group he was not all by himself. And then in 1830 to 1832 he comes back to algebra and his father Mohiuddin he is aging. He is getting old at that time, and he decides that he wants to pass on the baton. He was a leader of the chieftain of that village. He passes on the baton to his son Abdullah Carter.

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Now the this baton is given to AbdulQadir and he becomes the chief at 1834 How old do you think he is?

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He was born in 1808 at 1834 How old is he?

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Now 26

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Older Twyla do that so 1834 and he was born in 1808.

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So 1808 26 Okay, he was born. He was 26 year olds at 26 years of age. According to history, he was 47. So I 26 or 27 years of age at that time. He was so renowned as a military person. And his military prowess was known in the entire Al Jazeera era. And he actually went straight and started having had on battles with French but again, he used that guerrilla warfare that we talked about in Mohammed and katabi story where you know, you would have different different small battalions and you attack attack attack and you

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The enemy confused where you're going to be attacking. And then Abdulkadir Al Jazeera at you forced the French people to sign a treaty.

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The treaty was called the desmi. This Yeah.

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Are you learning about treaties in school? That's amazing. So ensuring that he signed a particular treaty at that time, and that treaty gave him the power to be the ruler of interior or Han. We're gonna pray today at 815 Inshallah, if you're here for the prayer, we're gonna pray delay the prayer. Yes.

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It was called the Treaty of them Sheila. Okay. Again, I don't know how you pronounce it in the French part, but in Arabic data, and he became now the ruler of the entire province of Oregon. Okay.

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Okay, he became the province. Then in 1837.

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He convinced general B Zhu to sign another treaty, which was called the Treaty of Dafna, which was the greatest treaty that he signed. And with the Treaty of definite now he became the United like, undisputed leader of Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera at that time, the whole interior and the TTD province, these two giant provinces are Josiah and giant, like they're huge size of Ontario. Like now he is controlling that massive land, and he's got full power.

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And so this is happening 1830 41 treaty 1837 in 1839, the French cannot take him.

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And they say, You know what we cannot, we cannot be bound by these treaties of these bad ones. Who cares, even if we signed them on the world stage, we're going to break the treaties. And they come in with full force and power. They walk in, and officially in 1841. The giant like fighting breaks out in entire villages. As I mentioned in my hotbar. Al Jazeera has been has gone through so many changes in Algeria has gone through so many so many catastrophes at the hands of the French and other invaders. And the Portuguese at that time that it is mentioned that it is called the Land of million shaheed. That's how many human beings have died in protecting so and then what happens is

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the treaty, despite the fact that there was signed in 1839, the small nation that he formed, that nation comes to an end. And

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General Orleans, despite the fact that the treaty was there, and there was World pressure on him that do not break that treaty, he does not care. He comes in fighting, and starts killing human beings. The fighting went so bad that in 1841,

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the Governor General and at that time, he said, I will enter your mountains. And I will burn your villages and all that is in it. And I will harvest your humans harvesting humans like cutting, you know, chopping pieces of the humans that you have, I will harvest them. And I will cut down your fruit trees until nothing is left for you. So this is a warning that he gave to him. And at that time, what happens is of the fodder, he sees that the massacre that is happening, which is that literally the French people, this is what they were doing when they would enter the city when they would enter a city they would find women. And if the woman were wearing earrings, instead of asking

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the woman to take off the earrings, they will chop off the ears of the woman and send those earrings to France. And in the markets of France, people would buy the ear the earrings that were attached to a human earring for fashion. This is what French advocates are right we sometimes forget the history that they are. And now you can understand why they have so much fear against the niqab ban and all these other bands that you hear about that is happening in Quebec, because in the root of their they might call themselves liberals, they might call themselves very pro or whatever. But they are really really afraid of Islam. Then, in 1842, what happens is that he loses full control of the town called

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talisman, or Tinsman he loses the control. And they tell him that if you do not surrender, then we're going to start burning human beings starting from children, then women, then old people and then your warriors we're going to start burning them alive.

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So that point of the Father cannot take this anymore. His heart is filled with agony and pain that his people are have to go through this whole thing because of his cause of defending. And a lot of people told him not to give up but he's like I cannot be a source of having all these millions of

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Children and women being killed just because I wanted freedom for this country. So in 1847, what happens is AbdulQadir surrenders. And General Louis at that time, he promises him in exchange of his surrender in exchange of him submitting to, to general Louise command, he will be given asylum and taken to a Muslim land, either turkey or Syria based on his request. But as soon as that happens, as is the case, oftentimes colonizing powers, they betrayed their promises, whatever happened in India and Pakistan, those of you that have read history, you know what happened there, all the promises, everything that was given and everything was broken in the next day, they did the exact same thing.

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And they took him and they put them in prison. He was imprisoned at that time, instead of, you know,

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being taken as a free person in the land that he chose, they put him into prison. And the French administration held him as a prisoner, instead of taking him the country that requested. Now I mentioned that lowered a lot of prominent figures at that time, not too many to mention that actually started raising concerns about his treatment in the prison, how he was treated. And it has mentioned that there's actually a graveyard in France, where all the people who followed him, so all the prison guards who became Muslim because of his behavior, and his character, all of them, they died, and they requested that they be buried. And there's I think, total of 36 of them. They're all

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buried in a particular graveyard in France, and they have a monument on them honoring the fact that they were the, you know, people who believed in Abdulkadir Al Jazeera at that time. And again, I mean, they didn't have much religion, right? They accepted Islam, and that's all they so that's their way of, you know,

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doing that. So what happens is in 1855 1852, President Napoleon Bonaparte, he says, that we have done wrong to this person, he deserves a lot more than what he was treated for. And then they give him a pension of 100,000 francs back then, you know, a pension of 100,000 francs, even today is pretty good. Like, you know, they gave him 100,000 francs back then, as a pension for what the Enron injustice that was done to him by putting him into prison. Then he devoted the rest of his life from 1855, he took up residence in a small town of bursa in Turkey. And after that, he moved to the Amara district in Damascus, in Damascus, in Damascus, in the northern parts of Damascus, and then he

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devoted the rest of his life writing books on theology, philosophy, philosophical treaties that have been written, they call the defense of intelligence. There's a treaty that was written on that. He also wrote a book on Arabian horses and all the different types of Arabian horses, he was a very like he was a, he was a very good example of somebody who was a theologian who was a historian who understood sciences, he had very good grasp on all different sciences. Now, the last part of his particular event and what we are going to quickly go through is in and this is the story that I want everybody to take away in July of 1860. A conflict break a conflict breaks out between the Muslims

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and the Maronites. It's, as you know, it's a sub sect of of Christianity, not Mennonites, Maronites, so the Druze and the Muslims with the Maronites and the Christians in Damascus, they must they get into an argument, and it's literally like a bloodbath. And what happens is around 3000, Christians were killed in that blood path. Now, I mean, Abdulkadir, he hears about this. And obviously, he's defenseless. He doesn't have any weapons and stuff. He's only got himself and his fame, you know, as a person, and he gathers 40 people, and he opens up his houses and all the other 40 people, they open up their houses, and his sons and fathers sons, they were running around in the streets looking

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for Christians, and telling them you can just come to our houses, we've got safe haven for you in our houses, you can take refuge in our houses, one of the newspapers many years down the road, almost nine years down the road.

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Lisa Cal newspaper on second of August 1869. And the fourth article they write they say a portion of this long article, but it says

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we were in concentrations surrounded. All of us. This is one of the survivors who's writing all of us quite convinced that our last hour had arrived.

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In that expectation of death, in those incredible moments of gloom and doom, and anguish. Heaven, however, sent us a savior. AbdulQadir appeared, surrounded by his Algerian 40 of them.

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He was on a horseback and had no arms

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So people were killing with arms and he just entered.

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He was so handsome. And such an handsome figure, with calm and imposing made such a strange contrast with the noise of the the warfare that was taking place and a disorder that reigned everywhere. And he came, and he saved our lives

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because of this particular thing,

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imagine Christians were the ones who kicked him out of the country. He would have said, You know what, screw you guys. You're the ones who kicked me out of my country. You're the Catholics who did this to me, I'm not protecting you. How dare you want me to protect you?

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But noble people, they stand for values, they don't stand for their own feelings. So he stood up against that.

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And it mentions over here, that once this particular incident happened,

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the French government, they increased his pension 250,000 francs. And more importantly, they best stowed on him the grand Legion honor, the highest honor that France could give at that time. He also received the redeemer of Greece honor from the country of Greece at that time. From Turkey he was given Nishan and Majeed. This was the highest honor at that time the Ottoman Empire would give because of this incident of his, the pope of that time, the Pope Pius the 19th, he gave him the highest honor that the Catholic church could ever give to anyone. Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, at that time, the American President, he actually sent his personal personal pistols that he owned

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that were handcrafted for him. He sent those pistols to him in an honor of what he did at that time. Till this day, you can actually have a glimpse of these pistons in the Algerian museum. And then Great Britain, Britain, they sent an entire treasure of gold to him for the effort that he did, of defending those innocent Christians. Abdul Qadir al Jazeera at he wrote many books, I'll come to you a local diocese of colleges that he wrote many, many books. Many of those books today have been translated. Many, many documentaries are there on him, you can look up the word Abdulkadir spelled E L. K. Dr. If you look him up, you will find a lot of documentaries in English. Those of you that

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speak Arabic, there's lots of documentaries on that. There's actually a 50 minute biopic on him. So you can actually look that up too. But he's a fascinating figure for all of us, because he lived in times very relevant to ours. Right? He is not somebody who's pre historic that we have to, you know, relate to and stuff like that. And then we already mentioned in the beginning that, you know, today, the town of the town of al Qaeda, or al Qaeda in the iOS, the state of Iowa in the town of Clayton, in the county of Cleveland is named after this particular person, right, Abdullah Cloudera, sadly, there is not one Muslim town in one I was searching for it. There's not one Muslim country that has

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a named a single town after him. Right, that just tells you that disconnect. As a matter of fact, what adds the salt to the story is that

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when they realize that people are picking up on his history, they had to somehow distort his image. So now there's an entire

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you know, people are talking about speculative stuff, that he was part of the Freemasons. He didn't belong. And you know, this this. And that's why all these honors were given to him because he was a Freemason. Otherwise, it would just wouldn't have happened many, many years after, I mean, what happened to you know, if he was a Freemason, people would have known back then. Right. And a lot of the rulers of the countries have such, you know, Arab countries and other other countries. They are includes already with these powers, so they don't want this. So that's why many of the presidents of such for the Algerian oil desire Geryon president came out and said, Oh, Abdulkadir was actually a

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betrayer of the country. And he said, these random comments. And why is that because when people want because media is spreading now people can do all of these documentaries. You can't hide history anymore. And one of my, you know what, you know, I have never met him, but I read a lot of the books and I get inspiration for him. Dr. Ali Salovey. He has a very nice video clip where he mentions that I as as a researcher, He's a historian, at least alabi, same thing. He was from Algeria. He was kicked out of he was promoted. He was kicked out of his country because he was very influential. And he lives in Qatar today. So Ali Salovey. He says the following he says, On the face of this earth, I

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don't know like he's alive today. He says on the face of this earth. I don't know if an individual that has read more books on Abdulkadir touches it than me.

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Okay, this was the chef himself saying that, he said

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I went to every single book fair that happened in the world and picked up every single book that I could find on him. And I read all of these books. And I've come to this conclusion that the efforts of distortion of his image that has happened taking place today in the Arab world specifically run by you know, dominating certain type of rulers, they are putting out this propaganda because they do not want the next generation to be connected to this strong figure.

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Whereas the western world is unanimous about the nobility and the greatness of this freedom fighter. And this was our hero for today of the other religious it insha Allah Our next week's story by the way, so reminder for the families we are going to be doing this after Asia so Isha is going to be at eight o'clock try to be here at Isha, we'll pray ish eight o'clock, we'll try to start at 815 right away inshallah. Today, we had delayed the Aisha those of you that are here for Aisha, thank you for being patient, you know, time change and stuff like that. From next week, this will take place after Aisha and I'll take you know, a couple of questions and we'll inshallah Yes.

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pistol is a gun.

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Any questions about this? Yes.

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Yeah, I read that

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then France at that time, yeah, by the way, since you mentioned that, let me actually tell you a very interesting fact, in 2005, it's not in my notes, but in 2005, they passed a law, which bans any person in France to talk about French colonization in a negative manner in Algeria. So this lecture would be considered a criminal crime in France

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so you can just imagine how they're trying to prove protect their legacy when in 2005 July or like you know, look it up the past a unanimous ruling and part of what concern do they have about their like, you cannot teach about the legacy of colonization in Israel desire in a negative manner. It's a crime.

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And that only tells you what they have to hide. Right? And again, yes.

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We would be outlaws Yes. And sometimes it's nice to be outlaws.

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Okay. All right. Exactly. Yeah, yes, yes. Yes.

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You went to the back

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Yeah, most French people may not hate hate Muslims. It's a really good thing. You know, people on the street who happen to be born in Quebec or other places they may not. We're talking about people who control that country. We're talking about people who have who have control who had who make decisions. Yes.

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portions of it? Yes. Yeah. And they still pay a lot. You know, I don't know the arrangements I didn't read. I didn't read much on the you know, I was really focused more on his story. I didn't read about the political arrangements between France and the desire but we can look up Yes. Last question. We have to go for again.

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Sorry, I didn't.

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How much does that does? What?

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Oh, I think they took around $150,000 US dollars back then. In debt from a desire which the French people never use in US dollars, but they never paid. They never paid back. You know, what's really interesting is Abdullah father since you're talking about US dollars, when he became when he established his country, which only lasted for like nine years. The Muslim country, he actually named What do you think he named the currency of his country?

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No Euro. No.

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There hums. No, he said, he named it after Rasulullah Salaam. He said, I want the currency to be named after Prophet sallallahu Sallam in his financial system it used to be all the currency of Muhammadiyah so you know mohammedia that was the currency that was used. And that was the name of the currency inshallah.