Assim Al-Hakeem – Preserving Our Identity

Assim Al-Hakeem
AI: Summary © The importance of preserving one's Muslim identity and community values is emphasized in the context of obtaining goals, including preserving one's Islam. The use of a turban and the use of a hotbar are highlighted as ways to protect one's Islam. It is important to transform one's life into something pleasing and proud, and it is important to not overwhelm one's beards. Additionally, shaping one's beards is important for preserving one's Muslim identity and community values to achieve their goals.
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Manuel Hain

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Hum did Allah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah what he wants me he woman voila.

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What should I do Allah Allah Allah Allah will actually do and Muhammad and I will do who was Sulu

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As Salam why they come while he met Allahu wa barakato

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Welcome to your brothers and sisters to this beautiful night of worship, where Allah subhanahu wa taala has chosen us to be amongst the people that the angels surround and praise as we get together to seek beneficial knowledge, striving to get better for the sake of Allah subhanahu Adana that Hamdulillah He Allah Dalek. Tonight, we have been graced once again by one of the most renowned scholars, our beloved Chef ausimm Lookman al Hakim,

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our beloved chef, we'll be discussing the topic of preserving one's identity. So without further ado, please welcome to the mic chef Allison.

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So hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who Allah He was so happy humanity that because I'm about to do a Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome to this blessed night where we shall inshallah discuss the

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topic at hand which is a very important topic, not to our religion

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only, but rather to the existence to our existence in this world in this cosmopolitan world that we live in.

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If you remember, we recite to sewers, in the Sunnah Fajr in the Sunnah of after tawaf, in the Sunnah of Madrid, and in Whittier prayers in the last two records of the free rock as whichever

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one of these sewers is the famous Surah Surah Al Caffee rune.

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And everybody knows it by heart.

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And if you look at the Surah, you find it emphasizes a very important fact in Islam.

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This fact is

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that we as Muslims, have our own identity, have our own religion, have our own way.

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And that cannot be mixed with other ways. Allah says, say, oh, disbelievers. I do not worship what you worship.

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Nor are you worshippers of what I worship. Nor you will, will I be a worshipper of what you worship, nor you will be, or worshipers of what I worship for you is your religion. And for me, is my religion.

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Imagine that we repeat this surah

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throughout the day, a number of times.

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And it's part of the bedtime as the car

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so that we recited before going to bed,

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because it signifies

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our identity, our religion, the way we deal with ourselves in the community around us.

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A Muslims identity is unique.

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Because we

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pride ourselves to be on the straight path, which Allah has chosen for us.

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recite in Al Fatiha not less than 17 times a day, not less.

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stating our identity, when we say, guide us to the straight path,

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we ask Allah to guide us to the straight path,

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the paths of those upon whom You have bestowed favor.

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those who you have, who have earned Your anger or those who are straight. So our identity on the straight path is different than those who had earned Allah's Anger. And these are the Jews nor those who are went astray and these are the Christian

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we identify this, and recite it, and acknowledge it.

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So the issue of having our own identity

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that is unique

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that's make us stand out in a crowd.

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This is an essential part of our religion.

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And that is why

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it is a well known fact that Muslims are ordered to go against

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other denominations, all other religions, in our conviction, in our beliefs, in our traditions, in whatever

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they are known of, such as their customs, their traditions, their attire.

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And the general Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salam highlights this, when he said, Woman to Shahabi home and for Homido. And Whoever imitates a people, he is part of them.

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This is a very strong warning

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for those who have lost their identity,

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Whoever imitates a people

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if you look at the Muslims nowadays,

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the vast majority of them are confused.

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They have

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mixed opinions of things

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to an extent that that identity has been diluted

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with the identity of the disbelievers because the system, the existing system worldwide,

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is working hard to do this.

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Forget this nonsense. They claim to be democratic

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democracy, democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of opinion, freedom of dividual ality This is a lot of excuse my French BS.

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Total nonsense.

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The greatest

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democracy they claim

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last month abandoned.

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lit little girls

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from wearing their ibuyer from their wearing their Islamic attire. Not the head cover. No, no, just even

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the outer garment

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is prohibited. You have to wear skirts or jeans, trousers.

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Where's the democracy?

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This is utter communism.

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Don't claim your democratic you want the people to be molded

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in what you choose for them. There is no democracy in this.

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They are a bunch of liars hypocrites.

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So they essentially want

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to mold the Muslims to dilute their identity so that they don't have an identity of their own.

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They monitor

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preachers, when they preach, and they say anything that goes against the Republic,

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foundations and beliefs they're extradited or put in jail?

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What's the difference between them and

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the Uighur? Who are being prosecuted for their Islam? What's the difference between them and the Chinese who are prosecuting and persecuting

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the wiggers.

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For their Islam, there is the same don't claim that they are democratic. They're a bunch of liars and hypocrites.

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And this is why most Muslims now are losing their identity.

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If you go back to the foundations of Islam, which all Kaffir countries

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resist and undermine, and try their level best to bring you down on your knees and humilate you through their educational system, through their social system through

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by prohibiting you from using freedom of speech, which they brag about,

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you will find that they don't want you to learn your religion.

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Because if you learn your religion, if you go back to the Quran to the Sunnah,

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they lose and you win.

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And Islam will prevail, whether they like it or not.

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In Islam,

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it's a crystal clear fact that we were ordered to have our own identity.

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Not to imitate the disbelievers even in the slightest of things, things that people would consider to be trivial and not of great importance. You see this. This is the moustache

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in Islam with ordered to trim it, so it does not go beyond the upper lip.

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And to trim it to the best of your ability not to shave it but to trim it really good.

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The Prophet said la salatu salam, he who does not trim his mustache is not from among us.

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It is similar to cheating.

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Who he cheats us is not from among us. A moustache is something trivial to the vast majority of Muslims, not in Islam.

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It's part of your identity. The Prophet I saw to Sam said, honor the beard, for long the beard, let go of the beard leave it as it is.

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Go against the ways of the Christians and the Jews in the fire worshippers.

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And the vast majority of them the Jews and the Christians and the fire worshippers don't grow their beards

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the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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so a man wants walking with a garment that went below his ankles. And we know that this is a sin.

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So he said to him, uplift your garment.

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So the man looked at the Prophet said and said to me, solipsism, or prophet of Allah, it's a very torn old garment is not a means of pride, or showing off.

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So the Prophet said to him, Allahi salatu salam, don't you have an example? In me as a role model to you?

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The man said, so I looked at the Prophet's garments, and it was to the middle of his legs.

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And this shows you that your identity is important, even if you don't find any logic behind it.

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I'm the live nominee. Now let me please read the manual this father once came, as he narrates, inside Halima Muslim, I came to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam with a two pieces of garment or suit that were dyed with Zafran.

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So this is a dye that has a smell and a color.

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But this is not from what the Muslims wear. And this is something that the disbelievers are known to wear.

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Abdullah said the Prophet was angered by this when he saw me and he said to me, Abdullah,

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did your mother, or do you to wear this? This is a bit offensive, shocking. For a man to be addressed like this.

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Abdullah said immediately acknowledged his mistake and said, Oh prophet of Allah, should I wash them off?

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And remove the Zafran from it? The Prophet said, No, burn them.

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Why waste money so that you would learn

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your lesson not to ever imitate the disbelievers.

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This is a glimpse

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of how important the identity is in Islam.

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And this is what the enemies of Islam don't want us to do.

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Unfortunately, the vast majority of the youngsters

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and they're the majority of the Muslims alongside with the elders, some of the elders.

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They've got dual personality Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde.

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on one hand,

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they have one

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Muslim names. Sometimes they pray.

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But on the other hand, if you look at them, you don't know whether they're Muslims or not

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fading hair styles, no beards, wearing lots of amulets and rubber bands and colored wrist bands and necklaces, bling blings.

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Some of them even pierce their ears.

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And they don't have anything

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that would indicate that they're Muslims. Some of the Muslims even play music,

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participate in AGT, BGT, fgt, whatever.

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And they have Muslim names.

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So they don't know what Islam really is.

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And this is dangerous. When you lose your identity

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and you're torn between different identities.

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This may make you fall into hypocrisy.

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Listen to what Allah said about hypocrites in the Quran.

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Allah says, Wehrli the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is he the almighty who deceives them. And when they stand up for prayers, they stand with laziness, and to be seen by men.

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And they do not remember Allah but little. They the hypocrites are swaying between this and that.

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Belonging neither to those, nor to these, nor to those, they're not really belonging to the Muslims, the believers, nor their belonging to the DIS believers, they're hypocrites and they are in between.

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And then Allah azza wa jal says,

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And he, whom Allah sends a stray, you will not find for him away to the truth and to Islam.

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So this is really scary. Now,

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come to think of it.

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What is

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the source of our identity?

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What is the source of our pride? Is it

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our beauty, our wealth, or authority or power?

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Whatever you see a real practicing Muslim

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The first thing that comes up to your mind and to the disbelievers minds when you tell them I'm a Muslim, what's the first thing that comes up to their mind? Oh, you're a person that does not eat pork. You do not drink intoxicants that you pray you fast Ramadan. And women wear hijab.

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This is the first thing that comes to mind. Why? Because this is their identity.

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So the source of our pride and our identity is Allah's religion is the sunnah of our Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the more you follow the Sharia, the more your pride goes up and increases because this is the only source of your pride, the religion, Allah says in the Quran, but honor, power and glory belongs to Allah, His messenger and to the believers, but the hypocrites no not. These things belong to us believers.

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Because Allah granted it to us. And

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our pride and identity is manifested.

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When we fought when we are committed to forms of worship,

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the Prophet said are so some remember that the believers honor is his praying at night.

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My honor, is when I pray to hedger that night,

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and his pride is in him being independent of people. My pride lies when I don't look to people giving me something

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My pride is to be independent, and not to look whether they're going to give me something or not.

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And this concept of honor and pride and dignity was well established with the companions. May Allah be pleased with them. And there are so many stories that we can spend the whole night, saying, but time is quite limited. Hakeem obrah exam once bought

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the garment of the king of Yemen, V Asan.

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So imagine the king of Yemen had a very fancy garment.

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So he bought it and gave it to the Prophet alayhi salatu was

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the prophet accepted, his gift is awesome, and gave it to some of these eight.

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Of course, we know 's aid, was the adopted son of the Prophet son before it was abolished and abrogated. So there was no adoption after afterwards, and the Prophet loved Zaid tremendously as he was known to be the son of Muhammad, but when adoption was abolished, so he was called by his father's name, Zaidan Niharika. But the prophet loved him as a son,

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and his son or Sam, the prophet loved him as the grandson. So he was the love of the of the Prophet is also the Prophet gave this beautiful suit, and expensive suit to Sam. So Sam or put it on, Sam oh, by the way, was black as night while his father was white, Caucasian.

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So when Hakeem saw this young boy, who was in his teens, maybe like 13 or 14 years of age, wearing the garment and suit of the king of Yemen,

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he was astonished and shocked. And he says, You are wearing the suit of the king of Yemen.

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Look at the identity and pride of Osama this youngster said yes. Why shouldn't I? I'm better than him. Because I'm a Muslim, and he was a Kaffir. And my father is eight is better than his father.

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Hakeem was amazed by this answer. And he went to Makkah, back to Makkah,

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repeating it to the people of Mecca and showing them the pride of this youngster with Islam.

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Rub ajna on, may Allah be pleased with him, one of the companions enters the court of the

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of the Persian army that was just about to

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fight with the Muslims.

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And he said to him, probably

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this Rustom the Persian leader said to Robbie, what brings you here? You Arabs used to eat dead flesh out of poverty, and you eat used to eat a beetles of the desert. You used to fight one another, and assault one another tribes, tribes men saw assaulting other tribes. And he started cursing and saying bad things about the Arabs. So is it Who are you people? What brings you here? Probably

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did not come to this person leader. With gifts, golden swords, or hawks and Falcons. expensive jewelry. No, we're here to fight.

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So he said to him, Allah the Almighty had sent us so that we can take and free

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the people from worshipping other humans to worshiping Allah alone.

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And to take them out from the tightness of this life to the wide prospect of the hereafter

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and to take them out from the oppression

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of different religions, to the fairness and justice of Islam.

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So, Allah sent this with his religion to his people, to call them Whoever accepts our religion. We leave him alone.

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And whoever refuses, we will fight him until we reach what Allah has destined for

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this is the attitude and identity of the Muslims.

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Unlike us, you and I

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look at the Muslims today. They're scattered all over the world. Tourists

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part partying all night long womanizing, drinking booze, spreading mishap and chaos and corruption in the world.

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And they are acknowledged as Muslims, while back then they spread all over the world with their graves everywhere in the globe, calling to Allah azza wa jal.

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So, they graduated from

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this message of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, which was paved with pebbles

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and had only palm leaves on top of it, that would not preserve it and protect it from rainwater when it felt

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it had nothing

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but look what it

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produced. And look at our message

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with the marbles in the chandeliers and what it had produced.

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Now, what is the cause of this

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identity crisis? A number of factors and reasons and we're running out of time, unfortunately, but as I said, this is a very important topic. So what are the reasons behind this identity crisis? There are a number of reasons. Among the first of these reasons is

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the Tekna technological advancement

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and being shocked

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how they've reached the moon, traveled in space, so much technology they have and possess and their upper hand in the military advancement.

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So this made a lot of the Muslims feel inferior

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and want to be like them.

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Also, secularism and the relentless attempts to destroy religion,

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whether Islam or other religions, and to amplify

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and inflate the role of logic

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Islam, and what Allah commands so nowadays, you end up by people saying that this is not logical. Yeah, but Allah or did it

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exactly like when Allah ordered Satan to prostrate to Adam, he said, This is not logical. I was created from fire and he was created from clay I'm better than him. Why would I prostrate so he defied a direct order from Allah. And the vast majority of Muslims today are doing the same.

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They're going against the Quran, the Sunnah

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openly say, that's not logical.

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This is uncivilized. And they have left the fall of Islam once they have done this.

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Also, as humans were weak, we love,

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lust, send and desires and things that makes us

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enjoy life even if it's haram.

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So when we imitate the disbelievers

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it makes getting and attaining these lusts and desires much easier.

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It's much easier to hook a girl or to involve and get involved in

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drugs and intoxicants and boozing and maybe gambling and pursuing whatever you want from haram. If you look and act like them.

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While it's much difficult, if you look like me,

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and among the things that cause this identity crisis, the media especially social media,

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so when they portray someone like me, wearing the Islamic attire, or the Arab attire, not necessarily Islamic having a long beard, what does the media say about the likes of me? Terrorists?

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And Muslims.

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They listen to this.

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And some of them say, that's true.

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And this is very unfortunate when such ignorant imbeciles fall to such traps of the media, and the social media and the likes, where they tarnish the reputation of Islam. So they feel inferior, and they start to lose their identity and rather be like the disbelievers even if they have to wear a cross, or have tattoos on their bodies, like so many Muslims are doing now. But knowing that they're being cursed for this, or knowing, but they brush it off, it's trivial thing. We will go to agenda before all of these people, they say they think and they believe so how to cure this identity crisis again, the time is very limited. But number one, you have to sense and feel the blessing of and

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favor of Allah upon you for being a Muslim. Don't be a Muslim by identity on a card ID card. This doesn't do you any good.

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Written in your passport Muslim, or in your ID card Muslim doesn't have any significant significance. It's walking the talk that

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does. And when you feel that you're blessed for being a Muslim, you will preserve your identity.

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And if you feel that, no, it's not a huge blessing, then you will start to compromise your identity. And if someone comes to you say, You look Hispanic, hola que pasa? If you're happy, or Hamdulillah, he thought I was Hispanic and not a Muslim.

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I was afraid that he would recognize me to be from the Middle East, or from the Muslim community. But they're hungry, he thought that Spanish or this or that? This is

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pathetic, and it brings sadness to our heart.

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If you want to cure this

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illness, and to preserve your identity, you have to learn your religion.

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No one with knowledge if his religion from Quran or sunnah, or the biography, or the sphere of the Prophet is, no one has this knowledge and would lose his identity.

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You need to learn what your Islam is not valid without the essential not to be a scholar, but to the basic minimum, the bare minimum.

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And this is what makes you steadfast at times of tribulations and calamities.

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You have to call others to Allah.

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Because if you're proud of your identity,

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you're proud to call others to Allah. So many people are

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ashamed of their identity.

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They don't even have the guts to pray in an airport, or in college, or at a school or in a mall when the time of prayer is due. And it's about to go out. They're afraid nobody's going to harm you. Yeah, but what will the people say?

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So you have to call others to Islam. You have to be proud of your Islam.

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The Allah says in the Quran, and who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, Indeed, I have the Muslims.

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Thirdly, you have to fear

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that you might be a hypocrite, a full fledged hypocrite. This fear of being a hypocrite means that you're not a hypocrite.

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Because whoever is secure and safe from feeling him a hypocrite, he's a hypocrite. And whoever fears hypocrisy, than he is a true believer in the Malika from the taboo either him or her. Allah says,

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I have met 30 of the prophets, companions, may Allah be pleased with them.

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All of them is afraid that he might be a hypocrite. And none of them says my Eman is as strong as the amount of Gibreel and mica eel.

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Finally, a lot of us may complain

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that check there are so many pressures against us.

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The whole world is against us.

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And we don't know what to do. It's overwhelming us.

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My friend, a Muslim has

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no other choice, either to remain steadfast on Islam,

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show his identity and be proud of it, or

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to blend in

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and to agree to be diluted. And this melting pot until he comes out of his religion totally. Like Allah described

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the hypocrites by saying, they are swaying between this, and that belonging neither to these, nor to those. And at the end, the choice is yours,

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either to be a Muslim,

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culturally, a Muslim, by inheritance

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by lineage, or to be a Muslim, through conviction, and practice. And this would preserve your identity, and the identity of your children.

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There is so much to say,

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especially about those living abroad

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and how to preserve their children's identity

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to the best of their knowledge and ability. But as I said, The time is very limited, and we've already exceeded the half an hour margin. So I pray to Allah, that He grants me and you and our viewers, and all those who listen to this, to grant us the ability to remain steadfast in Islam,

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and to gain the knowledge that would enable us to call others and to clarify their doubts about Islam

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and to be proud of our identity, and of who we are.

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And no matter what they say about you.

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dogs that bark don't bite when people

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accuse you or abuse you, or try to put you down. Do what you do. When you meet a dog in the street that barks at you.

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Don't fall on your hands and knees and bark back. Rather stand tall and walk away, ignoring it. And Allah knows best was Allah Allah wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad

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Zak Allah Phelan, Chef Baraka love food for your time, baraka and sha Allah, we will be taking questions. And I've got a few good questions over here. Shift. The first one says cinematical shift is up just like a lot of input. What is your recommendation for the situation in India and other places where it's becoming tougher us Muslims? Should we migrate to other safe places in the world, even though they are non Muslim countries.

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The people of India are a minority compared to the rest of the population. But they are almost 200 million,

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which makes them one of the largest communities for Muslims worldwide,

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other than the Muslims in Indonesia, for example, who are over 250 million.

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if we were to ask them to migrate,

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that would cause a vacuum.

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And to tell you the truth,

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none Muslim countries are not better than India.

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So with all the what is happening, the lynching and the killing and the torturing and the humiliation compared to what happens abroad.

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This is not

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a lot

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and this is why

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the vast majority of Muslims are safer in India than outside.

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Yes, there are certain areas

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that it is too hostile and dangerous.

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And in these particular areas, the Muslims should evacuate and relocate

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to other Muslim areas. And this is what I always tell the Muslims to reunite

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and to try and live

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together next to one another, to watch each other's backs.

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When you live scattered in different neighborhoods,

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and you're the only Muslim family among 1000s of non Muslims, you will be eaten alive, you will be eaten alive.

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But when you are 1000 Muslim families watching for one another, living next to one another, they would think twice before even attempting to do something against the Muslims. So the Muslims should cluster and gather in their own villages, their own neighborhoods, and build a strong community around the Masjid.

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This is the right way of doing it. And in sha Allah, Allah will protect them by that.

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Exactly welcome Schiff. The next question is how to preserve your identity when your own household is nonpracticing, and pressuring you.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent in a similar environment. He was on his own.

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And he started building alliances and followers. So mother, Khadija, his wife,

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accepted Islam, the first one, Abu Bakr, his best companion, they didn't have his adopted son, and Elena with all of his cousin.

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So when you're alone, you try your level best to focus on getting

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people who will sympathize with you and accept, if not practice with you. If you fail to do this, then there is no other alternative by preserving your identity for the sake of Allah. Always remind yourself, Why am I doing this? Because I love Allah. Why am I doing this? Because Allah ordered me to do so why am I doing this? Because this is the way of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, which I'm following, so I could care less what people say. As long as Allah is happy, as long as Allah is pleased with me. In what I do, this is all what counts.

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Next, people living in the West try to maintain their Muslim identity at the same time, they feel the need to wear normal culture clothes to blend in with society. How do we balance these two attire shift? Do we stick to our film or are they out or wear Islamic dresses but Islamic dresses while blending with culture?

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There is nothing wrong none whatsoever in wearing Halal permissible clothes. So this job I'm wearing is not in Islamic attire. This is an Arab attire. The Prophet used to wear the kameez,

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which is a much shorter

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shirt, like the Pakistani wear. This is more closer to the Islamic attire than anything else. The Saudis are what I'm wearing that the Arab attire is a cultural thing is the prophet ever wear this he used to Wear the turban. So

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it is not advisable for people living in the US or in Europe to wear the ATAP coat the dress code because this would make them look weird. And if you approach someone to give dower to, he would have an immediate resentment to whatever you want to say. Even if you're gonna say to him, here's 100 euros

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because it's coming from you. When I travel, and people know this I wear normal jeans and a T shirt.

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There's nothing wrong in that. It's more convenient for me. I tend to blend in with my beard. I don't think I'm gonna play ever but then but again, it looks okay. And if you are a student of knowledge and you want to give a hotbar in a masjid or do you want to lecture your friends at school, but you will look different than then though you are from the same country. So you born and raised in that country and you always wear trousers and suits and T shirts and shirts. What made you change? Well because I become a Muslim Islam doesn't tell you to change your attire like this is Sam tells you not to wear haram clothes. So you don't expose your our you don't wear tights. You don't

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imitate the disbelievers nowadays wearing trousers and a T shirt or a shirt or a suit is not imitating the disbelievers because the vast majority of Muslims wear this as their day to day floats. So there's no end

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imitating the disbelievers when we were this and Allah knows best.

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Feel free to ask whatever you want if you have doubts or something you did not like, go ahead. Yeah, you can comment.

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I don't hear you have lost your your voice. You're muted maybe.

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I'm sorry.

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There is one more question that says, what should be the approach for children who are being confused with difference with differences within the household. And the Magic community with respect to the beliefs and rulings which are obligated in Islam?

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depends who's teaching them. If you're talking about a parent in the house, who is clear telling them about Islam and what's right and what's wrong, they should be aligned with the masjid, there is no difference in that. But if the masjid is teaching them Islam, and the household, and the parents and the siblings are all teaching them against that, the children are definitely going to be confused. And if Allah does not guide them to listen to the right sources of information in the masjid, or by scholars and the likes, they're going to be lost like their parents and their siblings.

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there was one

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even though I identify as a Muslim, I struggle with being religious with being as religious as I want to be, what are small but effective steps I can take towards being a more identifiable and more reliable.

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Okay, this is something that needs to change a whole lifestyle, rather than few tips. Because if you want to be identified as a Muslim and to increase your Eman and to be proud of your religion, first of all, you have to transform your life into what pleases Allah

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beginning with your house. So again, we don't want Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde.

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In our community,

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we don't want you to go to the masjid and pretend to be a practicing Muslim and when you go home, you're engaged with Netflix and Game of Thrones and

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listening to music and wasting your time over haram things. You will never ever have your identity because you keep on seeing this filth. And you can keep on hoping when will I be like this one, I will fall into such things and be famous or the likes. Secondly, look at your contact list on your phone, you will find that only one or two practicing Muslims are there. And the rest are all dunya.

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And people that are not something to be proud of associating yourself to. So you have to go to the masjid. You have to stick to the community and hang out with righteous practicing Muslims 24 hours seven days a week.

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Otherwise, your heart is a vessel. If you don't fill it, fill it with goodness, it's definitely going to be filled with corruption and sins. So once you put this in your system, and you hang out with righteous practicing Muslims 24 hours, seven days a week, only then you will see transformation on yourself on your body and your leader on your thinking and you will have this identity to be proud of and Allah knows best.

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Are you up for more questions? Sure. You got eight minutes. Okay.

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We have one question that says what is the bare minimum length bare minimum length of beard to have?

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I think the brothers that should don't want to have a beard like as long as the ships okay. It's an issue of dispute. The vast majority of scholars say that the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim stated that leave it

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so he said our holy ha agreement up Nicola as will Allah. All of this is just leaving it not put weights on it every night so that it becomes longer by itself. No, no, the Prophet did not tell you to prolong it. He said Leave it. You don't have to put fertilizers or special

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chemicals to prolong it as it is. Now.

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The Prophet himself is awesome had a very big beard. Huge in its sweat

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To the extent that the Companions could tell, when he was reciting in silent practice by the trembling of his beard from seeing him from behind, which meant that he had a huge beard which he did not touch or trim.

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The other opinions says that, due to the

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action of API best May Allah, Allah may Allah be pleased with them, that whatever exceeded the fist length, he used to trim it and this was in the Hajj season, because historical fact Allah says you shall enter the Masjid Al haram. In safety, shaving and shortening.

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This refers to shaving the head if you wish, after Umrah or Hajj or shortening and trimming your hair, if you wish. So he understood it to be shaving the head and trimming your beard. So used to do this in hatchery.

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So this is the other opinion is that if it is more than a fist length, you can cut it short. Unfortunately, today, people don't do this, they do it from the top of the fist, not from the bottom of the fist. That's why it never ends. They keep on trimming it and cutting it short. So the the opinion that I'm inclined to, which is the opinion of my issue, the embarrassment that they mean and the likes, they say that you leave it as it is now, in extreme cases. And this is rare. When you have your beard reaching your belly button.

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This becomes hazardous to your health. So when you eat, you start eating your own beard because it's everywhere. When you drive it comes to your eyes and impairs your vision. Or if you're working in a factory imagine it's falling into the machine and you have a big problem. This case yes when it's hazardous this hazardous to your life. You may shorten it to the fist

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length and Allah knows best.

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I'm sure if there's one teacher of mine who'd like to ask you a question. Sure.

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I'm going to LA Monica.

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Hola Allah. Hi, Alicia. Hey, have you ever had getting old Hamdulillah? How are you doing? Well, hello fake or felt like Allah chicken and chicken disease. And Chef. Chef, just a very quick question. I know your time is about to come to an end. And I know very well it's a question that I've been getting as well. But it's been a little bit challenging for many people

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in the West speaking about identity share.

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We know very well that the syllabus in school in the West it means structured to put doubt in our children's identity not us grown up to be like pension with the context we having the kids the social media and all you know when they go to school at James and Hannah, the syllabus has been structured. letting them understand that it's okay. For you lose your identity. You know Shayla, with Chantel and Paul Lewis Smith, it's okay to do that. To them. Our fact sometimes they will they have parents meeting, Mum and Dad supposed to come in and they see two mail coming in my mum and my dad. So our children being exposed to this and they're confused. So the parents in the West, they

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tend to remove the children from the school.

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But now with a new low if you don't bring your children to school, they bring social services to you.

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If they were challenging for the parents, to actually save that identity and safeguard and preserve that Muslim identity, what's your advice to those parents make Hijrah or keep their kids in the house or bring them in a property to be it to them? We would like to hear that from you. If

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this requires another lecture, I think first of all,

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it is a priority for Muslims to preserve their religion and their identity.

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And scholars say that if a person is capable of practicing his religion, without any interference, without any oppression, without any hindrance, they may stay and live in the disbelieving countries. But if there is oppression or they cannot perform their normal rituals, such as hijab, then it becomes mandatory for them to migrate if they're able to do this. Now, unfortunately, migration is not

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possible to the vast majority of Muslims, either due to economic reasons or political reasons.

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But alhamdulillah there are countries that are more lenient than others. So such as these countries that prevent you from wearing the hijab or the ibuyer, such as France when he Why beat around the bush, who claimed to be democratic, and they are a bunch of liar, hypocrites. They are not democratic. They are socialists, communists, enforcing whatever they want upon the people and the people are like stray sheep.

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They just do what they're told.

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And they can't say anything else. And some of them even ride the wave and

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support their government in such evil behavior.

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And I was talking to a brother a few days ago. And he was telling me that the social services are going to intervene, intervene in what

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no one knows what's best for my children, more than me.

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I wouldn't believe legislators, I wouldn't believe the President himself when he says that, no, this is best for your children.

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Yanni, I can't use profanity this

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hour, otherwise, I would have done that. But this is a lot of nonsense. Nobody cares for my children more than me and you when you come and enforce your beliefs that are corrupt, and that are spreading

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all kinds of nonsense in the society, look at your children, look at your girls look at your boys. Boys are turning girls girls are turning boys, and you're teaching them sexual education, * education at an early age of eight or nine years of age, how to use condoms, how to use vibrators how to use those and, and the law. And then you say that, Oh, this is for the betterment of the children's health and knowledge. This is a lot of BS. And this is why Allah is

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little by little, showing them His wrath. They're being kicked out of

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after they've

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taken all of their natural resources, uranium gold and this and that every African country is kicking them out.

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And they are going to be facing a lot of trouble because of their injustice, not from us. Allah azza wa jal would show them His wrath, when the government itself in the country itself is going to collapse with from within. So what to do, I told the brother, okay, you as Muslims should have collaborated and formed many, many private schools that are, are private for the Muslims segregated through their legal system, through their educational system.

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But then they cannot enforce such rulings. Because it's not public schools.

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If this is not possible, they should migrate to other countries, European countries that are more tolerant to this if they cannot find any Muslim countries to take them in. But wherever there's a will, there's a way they also as a community, have to challenge this. Where are the Muslim lawyers, they're getting richer and richer, but they're compromising their religion, now devote some

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community time for the sake of Allah, and file lawsuits in the European Community Council in your own country against such injustice, and do it for the sake of Allah. If the Muslim lawyers collaborated on this Wallahi they will turn it over. So there are many ways but only am I to speak about it. I am here and Arabia, knowing nothing And Alhamdulillah not suffering like they're suffering but I pray to Allah that he makes no way out for them. Well, light, it makes my heart bleed, to see the Muslims weak.

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On united, and to see these disbelieving government and authority, not only control the Muslims, but they control the messages, and telling them what to say and what not to say. And not to cross their lines and then say that your democracy No, no, it's this not democracy. This is a lot of BS.

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Shukran shukran vertical fix a lot of Colossian for joining us as well. Great, great pleasure. As usual.

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A lot of coffee from my side and and then you have given their exact

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words is como habla Kamala Lydia adopted guna fi and I believe that we've come to the end of our journey tonight I pray to Allah, that he makes all of us steadfast on Islam, that Allah makes us increase in knowledge of his Quran and the Sunnah and to abide by them. And I pray to Allah that He gives us the true Islamic identity that he's pleased with. And that would make us would make us among the chosen one with the grace of Allah

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