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Senator

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Ron Wyden value I

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would like to welcome our dear brothers to the Senate Education Foundation, and then the ranch. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless you grant you peace and tranquility, and to allow us as well as with pure intentions in sha Allah. This is actually an honor that allows us to gather in this evening, we asked a lot less even for the sake of gaining more knowledge.

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With one of the most eloquent teachers that is a male novelist in preserving shape, Osman Hakeem and this talk is Sharla he will be discussing the unprescribed holidays in his

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because we noticed that this month to Panama, you are three different holidays that are Australia's that and you probably all know which ones I'm talking about if you don't have a job lined up lecture. So people need to be aware of the reality of what is permissible and what is permissible. And we have

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chefs and the teachers and instructors guiding us mentor and us teaching us

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with their skills and abilities that we will be able to share this knowledge in Sharla to the utmost is that he died at once again does that belong feeling for attended for Well, no. Well, people know how to shave, I'll see you

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soon.

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or

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later, the Vienna Mohammed

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II, d bar ceremony.

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The Football

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season is known as the holiday season nowadays, and they have like black Fridays and discount.

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Seasons season for people to go and buy presents and everybody's happy. So many times I travel during these days abroad. And when I don't have anything, I scroll down the news channels. And I see the countdown for the New Year's and everybody's happy in Tokyo and Sydney and Paris and New York. And when I go to Agenda

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this morning, what is this everybody around the world is happy except us. This is not fair. So this is what usually goes around the minds of a lot of us. And we have to first of all, set the ground rules. Before we go and have a match. We have to have rules we before we have a debate before we have any kind of discussion.

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The first rule is that we must know our religion. Because we claim to be Muslims. as Muslims, we have to submit photos online.

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So it's not what I like or dislike, it is what the shower likes and dislikes is what Allah

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loves, or of course, drives me. So this is the most important rule that we should apply in all our our affairs. Secondly,

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if we look at the essence of Sharia of the Quran and Sunnah, we find

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a lot of orders us to choose the way other than the way of the Jews and the Christians are already telling

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him what to do.

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So we asked them to guide us to the straight path other than the Jews and the Christians, as interpreted by the prophet as

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one of the only or the Jews.

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And if you look into

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sooner, you will find this

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a lot. And we don't have time to discuss this. But as bullet points, the Prophet says Allah is Salatu was Salam.

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Salam o Fini, I

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pray in your sound of those, because the Jews do not pray their sandals. This, of course, I don't have to explain this and every single thing that a lot of expect you in America can do when you choose to love the mosque in the first row behind the Imam, and you have in your shoes on, people beat the heck out of you. This is not advisable. So

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assume that has to be implemented with wisdom. You don't say I want to do the system and go against the norm go against what people think is acceptable. Yes, if you're an airport, if you're in a park, you have to take your shoes off, show the people that you pray with the shoes on. But when there are carpets and you were not sure of the purity of your shoes, no refrain from that the project goes on to say,

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in so many countries, they always begin his address by saying go against the Jews, the Christians and the five worshipers as if this is part of the essence of our religion to go against their way. So he says

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what below for all of this is to grow up.

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Now this is the structure of the Prophet as he says that also to hasten a breaking out bash, and delay and postpone our green on me, because this is against the people of the book, who do the other way around the Prophet orders

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not to imitate the kuffar in the way they dress, nor in their customs, in our memories with him and with his father, he said the

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woman the Sherpa have been calling for the woman, whoever imitates our people, he is one of them, he is part of them. Now, his drunk role is extremely important to know and learn but this has a different venue for it because it will take us away from our subject which is non prescribed as the name of the lecture under Scott or under miscible.

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over Skype, okay, celebrations. So this will take us away from it. If you know this,

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you understand why some of us may feel that this is extreme.

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Muslims are exceed. They don't celebrate this. They don't celebrate that they don't have a piece on this. And they don't have a piece on that what other countries do while Muslim countries do while non Muslim countries do? Well, as I said, to be able to understand the issue, you have to have ground rules, you have to go back to the basics. The third ground rule is the idea of a profit is that governance this issue quite well.

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And isn't Malik says the profit. So Sam came into Medina, he found that people are already celebrating two days. So he asked, What are these two days that you're celebrating? So the people said these are two days of pre Islamic era. And the people play and then so they are jubilant. They're happy, they're joyful. And they play these two occasions two days. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam did not look the other way. He didn't ignore the issue. He said, No. Ally's xojo has substituted you with two better days.

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Now, the issue of substitution means that one is gone, and the other one will say this place.

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So, from that day onwards, none of the companions may Allah be pleased with them all and ever celebrated these two days and we don't even know their names or their nature. To that extent that is forgotten. Some scholars say that one of these days was been a

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celebration of the Persians, the by worshipers that continues to today and Kurdistan.

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in Persia, and in other places, but our knows best. Now, when we talk about celebrations, we are referring usually to

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Asia.

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And what is the Arabic linguistic meaning to read this is something that comes back often, whether monthly or annually. So it always

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it comes back again and again. And again refer to time

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can also refer to location,

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or time this is logical. So when we have a date that people celebrate every year, this is nice because it comes every single year on the same page. As far as location. This might be strange to some, but this is based on the Sunnah and the lives of the scholars, may Allah have mercy on them or the Prophet said Allah is

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in business

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with a companion of his said, Oh, profitable law, I vowed to slaughter a candle in Botswana

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is

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a demon.

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So the Prophet and his son asked him two questions now, the man wanted to sacrifice for the sake of a law account. Is there anything wrong with that? Nothing. He asked him two questions. He said, One, is there any mind that is worshipped other than a lot? investigation?

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says no. To the Prophet asked him a second question, is there a reason for the worships? The man did not specify a time afraid? He only asked to slaughter in a place which means that the Prophet is referring to the location is it often visited by the missionary key, then it becomes read, regardless of the time of the season of the month. And this is why the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said in an authentic hadith you all No.

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Puppy fish?

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Do not take my hover my grave as

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What do you mean you're profitable, very often visited. Like some people come to Medina five times a day, they go to friend the machine, and visit the cover what are you doing unpaid respect and offering salutations is not permissible,

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permissible thing for a visitor ultimately, he visits the grave. The first instance he sets foot in the house, like him in the room, I'll be pleased with him used to do whenever he comes back from travel, he begins by re organizing the machine goes through the trade gives some patience to the process. And we've sent out to a walker and his father, and that's it never goes back to the grip again. This is a pseudonym. Now, having said that, the prophet alayhi salatu salam

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told us that there are two days of reading Islam. And scholars say that these two a days are

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al Hajj, and whatever falls under it. What do you mean by whatever falls under it, the profits in another

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crash.

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all come from the same source from

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the profit I saw was Sarah, the prophet said, yo,

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we

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were young show you a jamboree so that they have all the money that they have.

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The three days of the 311 12 and 13 are all days every. So now we know that this falls under the same category. And there is a week theory

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which is knowledge by the Quranic says we have a whole chapter by est yo.

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This is the day that the Jews were misguided, were sent astray. And they chose to set Saturdays and the Christians were also set a straight and they chose Sunday and the Muslims were guided to it but hamdulillah

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so this is, in a nutshell, the meaning of read linguistically. And technically, is what for all or most nations of the world who's in the numbers. This is something that is occasionally celebrated.

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Whether it's a happy occasion,

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occasion. So we have the falls nations, they commemorate that thing. And we have the rising of a nation, or the sitting on the throne or whatever, that they, the day of independence, they always commemorate that day and throw a party do something celebrated. Now,

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the prophet, so long already know he was 11 this is part of the Grand news also warned us when he said

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that you shall follow the ways of affiliations before you.

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Even if they were to enter a lesser hole, you will follow them shivangi Shepard.

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So this a hands fan or

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an arms, whatever they call it, you shall do that. So the companion says, Who are you referring to?

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And

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who else? Definitely, this is what I'm referring to now, compared

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to our times nowadays? Is there any resemblance? Are we following the fall in every single thing they do? Definitely is we following them in our customs, we are following them, even in their religions, in some cases, and we following them and everything we send our children

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for a very young age, to wear their clothes, to speak their language, and to act like them. Our best time is spent in watching a movie or going to the theater, as they say, or listening to the music, because this is systemization

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This is how we feel because when we were humiliated, we are underneath the surface. People cannot see us anymore, unless we try to be like them act like them, then we get this. So called

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charismatic on faith on them when we look like them or talk like them.

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So

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let us go now to look into their festivals.

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After setting these ground rules, it's obvious that Islam has only celebrations or three days, or even after Ramadan,

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which is on the 10th of the last lunar month of Islamic candidates.

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And a weekly reading which is Friday, the day of Friday. Now, we find people saying that there is no restriction at celebrating other eights. Where did you bring that evidence from?

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At the Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, when he said Allah has substituted you.

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Now after he said that the prophet

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or his companions, or the family, or anyone else celebrated any other than these two days on user basis, the answer is no.

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Now says in the forum

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talking about

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the service of

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origin and they are those who do not testify.

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And when they pass the ill speech, they pass with dignity. Now mujaddid

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Mohammed, you see

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all the great setup of the temporary and all those who interpreted the Quran said that the zoo, the hosts would that they do not testify is attending the festivals of the disbelievers.

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And these festivals are part of the essence of the D Alliance.

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Each of you we prescribe a law and a method. The Jews have their laws and methods. The Christians have laws and methods and so do the Muslims and they differ. They cannot be intermingled or melted in a melting pot. They have to have their own identity. And this is what Islam preserves. No matter where you look. If I see any of you

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in Siberia, or in the jungles of Africa,

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in Paris, in

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Rome, if I see you, I immediately recognize you as a machine. Why? Because your soul is above the ankles, you are growing your weed and you look like us like a Muslim you behave like it was. So our identity is unlike any others identity and that is why

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I'm

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a great companion of the Prophet

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and the son of a great companion.

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Both cases to the profit Alex sent once and he was wearing two garments died in

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which is a yellowish reddish color. And it is a plant that they dye their clothes in light saffron, but it has a distinctive reddish color to yellowish and no Muslim wears this this is identified as

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the clothes of the

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Prophet when he saw this he said these are the dress code of the kuffaar do not wear them. In another nation, the prophet was angered by this and he said Did your mother or do you to wear this? Would you speak to a grown up man? And you tell me your mother tell you to do this what does this imply? You are reprimanding him? So

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now that appraisers have recognized his fault, and he said oh prophet of Allah, shall I wash them?

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These are new clothes. If I wash them, the dye will go away, the color would fade away and then I would be wearing normal clothes. This is logical. The Prophet is reprimanding him and so he said, No, you should burn them.

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So this is a warning to the companion and to the whole. O'Mahony is not to resemble the farm not to wear their clothes that no one shares

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with them except them. And I don't want people now posting questions and see Mashallah brothers arising and

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moving on wearing trousers and T shirts shapes that I take it off. You know?

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What, what should I do I wear suits I do this no, no problem.

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The majority of Muslims wear trousers and shirts and suits, there's no problem in that what the problem is in in resembling what only the gaffer wears. So if a Muslim comes to me, for example, wearing a tuxedo,

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I go to him off, I go to CBI go to Egypt, I go to Jordan, this is not their normal way of waiting. No, this is Katherine's way, or a white time or whatever they call it for certain kinds of, if I go and one of the sisters comes back, Mashallah, as you as a chemo

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worn by the non Muslims in Japan.

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And this is a dress code. And if I see one, I know that this is

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someone wears a hat. This is only for the cafe. Unlike the normal cow that the youngsters wear or the soldiers wear this is shared. So there is a thin line that we have to be careful when we look at it.

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And the issue of celebrating it or having fun in the day of renal disease in our religion, but only on the Muslims, he

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will walk around with the peace with him once

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entered the home of the prophet Isaiah only to find a young girl playing with the two girls

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and singing.

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So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was there listening, I will

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try to shut them.

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And the Prophet says, leave them every nation has read. And this is a summary. So this is permissible to read listen to the north, for the Muslims in the season of hate on the day of age, this is part of our religion. Now. Having said these ground rules that we know that we have only two reads every year and one every week. What about AIDS we see nowadays,

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scholars say that aids are the by the two times three

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Religious and as worldly.

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So, when you come to talk about religious festivals, meaning that festivals that are related to your religion, we find that there are hallen

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such as the the, for the, the five days of reading out of their village

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and they are frightened

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and they are

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related to religion, Islamic religion, but they are not permissible to us.

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Or in a sense, you can say that they go totally against Islam. So, we have Islamic, religious, we have none assemblies that are not religious, that are not Islamic and go totally against Islam such as Christmas, such as Easter,

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Easter,

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as we call

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it is when they claim that Jesus Christ peace be upon him, was resurrected after three days of his dying and being buried. So they claim he was crucified. He was killed, he was buried that he was resurrected three days and this is the day that they celebrate the Easter so this is a religious festival it is totally for prohibited for Muslims it goes against Islam to believe in them and also that I use which is for the verses there are

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religious festivals that are fabricated

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and some claim to be part of Islam such as

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because he didn't realize the Arabic can mean my birthday and yours. So this is

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molded is more

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term used in this seven okay demoted What else?

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Okay, there is another Chevy

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What is that?

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Chevy Malibu is the 27th.

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And also there is the celebration of

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the new year. So you find this everywhere Happy New Year, Islamic

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New Year. What are you saying?

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All of this is nonsense. This is not part of Islam.

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We will come to

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some time. So these things are related in our religion. No.

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They are good.

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What's wrong in it? And why you may have been to countries and you're celebrating except you what hobbies you sell at the zoo. extremists if you don't love the Prophet Allah

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is one of the biggest problems we face that we go against our families. We go against our communities by abiding by the Quran and Sunnah. We learn to profit to the extent that people make fun out of us look at his thought it is a maxi man. somewhere down the line it will be really scared What is this [???] look at this looks like a flying g

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miswak he's doing this. He's doing that. They're making fun out of us because we're abiding by the supernormal profit.

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And then they accuse us of hating the profit. And this is absurd. We're the only people who are promoting the system for profit that is the largest. So

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let us logic what they're saying they say that this is a good occasion. And so many of them say that this is not related to religion. So that they will not fall under innovation says okay, are you rewarded or not?

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rewarded? So this is part of religion. If I drive my car I might have ordered or not. This is not a religion if I wear my watch if I do this or that, but if I throw What do you want?

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One of my uncle's may Allah have mercy, he died.

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And I used to ask him to go to the mall.

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He says, this is a festival and we love our Prophet, we could remember him and we get to, okay, why do we do it on the mercy?

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Why, at the end of the session he

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or rolana says stories about the prophets verse.

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After he reaches a place where the Prophet was born, and he comes out of his mother's home, everybody stands up.

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And they bring bottles of perfume, and they challenge nor at welcome, the light of my eyes must have been rejected. Welcome, the grand father.

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So they bring these perfume bottles, and they start sprinkling perfume all over the place, and everybody's standing up. So at first I said, Why is everybody standing up? He said, because the spirit of the Prophet said

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it now the spirit of the Prophet is everywhere. in large measure, it is okay to widely put food and water over there. He says this food and water is healing to all sicknesses and illnesses, because the spirit of the province of some given blessing.

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And

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after all of this, you say it's not part of religion? What happens if I do not stand up? Well, I asked him this question. He said, If you don't stand up, you will be paralyzed for life.

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My second,

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second thoughts were What is this? So you know, from this set, it is an elevation. Not only did the Prophet ever celebrate, you know, Billy's companions know his followers? Well, followers know, nobody celebrating the moment. So you love him more than them? unacceptable? Is this part of the deal? Or not? This is the $1 million question. If they say yes, then this is a contradiction to a lie that chapter five, what allies says

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today, protecting your religion and compete with my favorite upon you. So here's the deal complete at the top of a complete at the top of the profit. If yes, then this is not part of the deal. If no, then you have a problem. They come and say they give you other nations, they give you, our humans, they'll give you the profit us too fast every Monday. And he just said by this by saying that this is the day I was born in. And as

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you said, it's the day I was born in and a minefield to me in it. So there are two things, Revelation being a messenger, and he was born in. This is one point second point, had any of the companions who were born in using on a Tuesday or on a Friday, ever fasting that day, never I was born in whatever is is permissible for me to pass the days and

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I know this is an innovation. Firstly, the profit faster every Monday, you will

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you fast every Monday and Thursday. But he never ever paid any

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importance to the cost of

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what is the motive?

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And take is find a piece of information from here and

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by the consensus of all Muslims of Islam, scholars of Islam, the prophet died on the most popular one.

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They already bought tickets, when was he born in the ninth event?

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So when you celebrate the growth of premiere, you're actually celebrating his death and this is not befitting of an emotion. Okay, so we spoke about the religious events, whether Islamic, goes against Islam or innovating such as the mobile age,

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etc. Now, what about the worldly celebrations, there are celebrations that do not relate to a corrupt aphelion.

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Something something that is worldly like the National Day for example, like the week we have here, the week of the three, the week of the teacher, that we have traffic, traffic we all know because we all put the seatbelts and we abide by standing across

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the pedestrians lines.

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cetera. The problem is that these days scholars differ. Some say that this is not related to religion. And it's something to commemorate something that is worldly. So it's okay. Other scholars say a little bit harder line by saying that

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this is something that is rotating and it is. So it falls under the category of that we do not have access to.

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And this is more lovable and likeable to me that we do not have commemorate no Nationale de la semana strong no independence, they know they are believers, they have this they have that they have a father, I think that also but the father is not totally worldly festival, it's a little bit more inclined to religious because

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honoring your father, or even the Mother's Day honoring a mother would fall under the corrupt

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either because it's related to a form of worship. So we have the second category, which is related to a carer.

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And we can have mother date as one of them for the Z we can have. What else? Halloween?

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Valentine, what is

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the monsoons 14th of February. So Valentine, this is a corrupt piece. It's related to priests who used to go against the government, disobey them and marry the soldiers to their girlfriends, and he was executed long time ago. Now we are celebrating it and Marcelo, the youth and dances in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. They buy everything that is red. So even those who don't drink these soft drinks, they buy Red Bull, for example.

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And Valentine between like five or six Kansa within the line.

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Hello, hello.

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And this is from your Valentine in design postcards. And what is this woman?

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You have Halloween you have?

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What is the sensitivity that Thanksgiving is not a religious festival, because it was for the first minus American migrants, okay, and they tried to cultivate the land, they failed the year on June 4 of about 58. They had their harvest. So they made the celebration and they don't wait till today. So it's not for, say a religious festival, but is this part of our culture is part of our religion then definitely falls under that category. And there are fees that are not related to IP that are not related to religion, and not related to elevated fees. But again, they don't fall under the word being permissible on the worldly knowledge fees, such as birthdays. So what's silly on celebrating

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my birthday, or celebrating anniversaries. Now, this is also becoming a norm that people in their anniversaries give their spouses a bottle of perfume and then they are used in various

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ways. And this is normal.

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But again, it is it is part of our culture is a part of our religion. Then, from what you have heard in a nutshell,

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this

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retreat

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in St. Patrick's Day, oh, he's a senior.

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He's a saint. So whether he is St. Valentine, St. Patrick's St. George St.

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Wherever it falls under their religion, this green

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screen with his address in any type of flows. Again, this is not part of Islam. So we go back to the ground rules. We have to have our identities, we have to abide by our religion. Now, we do not want to be aggressive and so people know.

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For example, yesterday I heard

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on NPR.

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One of the brothers in law he's a professor of English and Arabic in an American University. And he says as a Muslim, every Christmas I celebrated by passing it

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Why'd you do this? I just wanted to show the Christians, the Americans that we also get to commemorate this day and we pass it as is permissible, this is a freedom. So you are escaping one evil to another. This is not permissible for Muslims to do now what is going on? congratulating them on these feasts. So can I say Happy Christmas, Happy new year Happy this happy that this is not permissible. And the scholars say that congratulating them is not permissible, why

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Christmas is the date, in their opinion, where the Son of God was born.

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They claim

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to be allowed to believe that the Son of God was born. So when you congratulate you say Merry Christmas, what are you doing?

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You're not accepting you are proving it? Yes, I know. You're right. And he was born that day, have a blessed holidays. So this is totally prohibited.

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I work in a company and every single

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time I receive tons of mails from

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colleagues who send me readings, happy, happy, Ramadan Happy Days and happy that so what should I do? With on their occasions, I usually do the same Happy new year Happy Holidays. Some of them say I just say Happy Holidays. This is permissible.

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Islam tells us to be the people like they have been better. Yes, but they are leading you to religion of Allah.

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So if they say,

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Mama,

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bear witness the reason is the Son of God, what is this? No, they are congratulating you about your true religion which are accepted. And you don't have any doubt because if you have doubt that your religion is Yeah, they might be true, I might know that you're a Muslim. What is the essence of being a Muslim is to be certain to have the appeal of your religion Otherwise, your Shahada

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is in vain. So when they congratulate us of our face and age This is logical when there is our view we cannot congratulate them what have what would I do if someone says share Merry Christmas? I will not reply and if I want to be cordial and any non aggressive

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or smile but no LTU as well and here's a bottle of rum enjoy

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this is unacceptable and all you have to have the DVD in your religion and to be proud of it analyzed knows best allow

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yourself

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to have benefited and the floor is open for questions and we'll set up today Shall we still have some time and even between the add on and a comma we could remain here and answer some questions as well as it can be shared like that. So can you Alright, so we have a microphone here somebody would like to come up for words do not shy if you are shy you the senior senior sassy question and she will be

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the subject.

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The subject.

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What is what is the ruling?

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The brother is asking on the ruling of what we know as as that as that in Arabic means condolence. So the word is okay. If someone dies and you go to their family and you give them their condolences.

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May Allah azza wa jal expand his dream and fill it with paradise, etc. All of this is permissible, but rather than is not asking about this is asking about your ruling on gathering for the three days that are post the death of a person where they have shares like you have now they have lights and you have people serving coffee tea

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and some families may bring a site to the site. The forehand is cheap, they put a recorder

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So it depends on the social

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status. What's going on this the most authentic opinion is that this kind of gathering is

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within says that we there is a companion of the prophet of some use to consider gathering for morning, gathering for condolences to the morning of a disease, and feeding the food, part of wailing and Nia, to wait for a woman, you know, when a woman

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is struck by the death of her husband thought husband should be happy with

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the Father, for example, she would start to weigh and turn her head, she

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blows his

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face, all of this is waiting column. This is from Germany from previous lab.

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Major sense. So I'm very regular. Nowadays when it says that the company used to consider gathering for the purpose of boarding and feeding the people which were usually locals here to do after. So the people come You have my condolences, tasty food.

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That is from the kitchen of so and so we have big brands and stuff, and they chat and they talk about real estate and they talk about the elections and they talk about and they forgot the merciful died. This is part of waiting time.

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So what to do,

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if someone comes into your home, in your guests through, knock your door, yes, accept them, not between Mother Nature, throughout the whole day, gentlemen, he says now my person so when my father died, I left the city,

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province, so that I would avoid this happened, which was against the law, I don't ask you to do this safe home, but don't spend money for gas and propane for the chairs and the lights and so on and admit some of them even blocked the roads in front of the home. So when you're driving, you see

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this is sort of the sooner that occurs. Of course, the Prophet says, beware of the things that bring the two curses upon you What are they those who urinate or defecate in the road of people when they pass by, or in the places of the shade? So if there's a desert, and there's a tree, and you want to sit under the shade, and you find that people have found that as as a call of nature, what would you do male workers, whoever that did this, because he has transgressed on one of your rights. And likewise, when you block the road

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transgressing on one of my rights. So this is the only reason

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that

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it was done on the profit some time. No other companies though they had the same dream. And they had the same facility to open. And the way I mentioned which is between Asia and the chairs and the lights and the coffee and tea maybe now they give you a free drinks. I don't know. All of this is definitely a format that form a little bit

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better question.

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One of my colleagues,

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Cody invited me to this very

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what should be my decision?

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Should they even give or should it be

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attending the festivals of

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believers

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attending a wedding in

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church, or the is something related to the religion, in their houses or in the hotel, this is totally prohibited. And even 70 itself is not permissible for a Muslim to attend, even if it's your close relative not only a friend or colleague, if it is done in the church or in the public, civil court or whatever. And now they just throwing a party for that

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non Muslim colleague, it is permissible to attend because this is not religious. However, there shouldn't be anything which I very much doubt

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there shouldn't be any mixing between the genders only when and there shouldn't be any, any liquor, any

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intoxicants, they shouldn't be harmful to serve or or whatever and is

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what is awaiting them. This is a

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universe is not a wedding, it has no booze it has no partying, no music, no bachelor day, this is a funeral. So most likely it will not fall under the permissible category. But

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this is definitely no problem in going there. giving him a gift with intention of making his heart inclined towards Islam than something is hard this is permissible.

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However, we should not take them as close allies. And as was not handled within 24 seven love them more than the Muslims know, I have good relationships with numbers to them. I don't call them friends, their colleagues. I give them all the hospitality I can I smile at them, I joke with them, but they're not my buddies, I do this so that I can go and visit them if I feel that they are rejecting is not interested is not my to go and look for someone else so that I can utilize my time and my effort.

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One question for the female section.

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Sister, I'm trying to convince somebody that birthdays are not

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slaves that since it wasn't celebrated by any of these, it has to be wrong. Yes, they asked for proof from an eater. And if we put around, please give me advice as to how to deal with this situation. First of all, you can lead a horse to water.

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But you can never make it

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right or not. I can I can talk to you from here till February. But I cannot convince you because God is in the hands of a live soldier, he opens our hearts or seals them. It's up to

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us have done your due diligence you have done your duty and you call them to what you think or believe is the right thing. If they don't agree.

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Don't be more wrong than the Romans.

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It is not for you to buy

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the rights.

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Now they say they want to prove Overwatch. Like when we say to someone, prove to me that raising 17. Now, the

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karma is

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proving to me, you think that the profit is kept on having a logbook of everything that you will innovate and write it down. This is illogical. The prime minister was even the concise of speech. He was so eloquent to words you cannot explain them. He said men

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who ever interface in our religion was not part of it is rejected. So is it okay, birthdays are not part of our religion.

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It's like wearing a watch. It's like waiting. It's like driving a car. So why do you say that these are also known innovations,

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celebrations of birthdays, because a spark is a part of the way of the

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debate that he's doing. The comparisons don't soak in the profit center some woman

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or woman, whoever imitates the people is part of them. So if you're not imitating the profit of stuff, and you're imitating the Westerners or the disbelievers or the Chinese or the Americans, then what are you doing? You are part of that. So this is a cultural theme. Maybe it's not related to religion, but the culture of the thing and even cultural things. We're not permitted to imitate that. As I mentioned earlier, a lot

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of the two garments he was wearing, the prophet ordered him to burn

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rather than to wash it. So this is all our answer the question if Allah were to open the hearts and die

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a system they either do it

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regularly or occasionally

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they will like

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in the

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past.

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Questions the brother is asking about Is there a way to be as easy as sex for college who uses or wears a certain uniform?

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Can I wear the same uniform if I did not have the intention to do it? We have to look and analyze

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When people look at you, what's

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the LaRoche or ISIS? What is ISIS?

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You don't take my posts in

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Islamic State?

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Why do we fall in the trap and say Islamic State? Until recently and

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this is, if I were to say, I am President Obama

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with a little bit difference in color

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with anybody tomorrow saying, hey, President Obama was hoping nobody would say that why it wasn't he said, we have hoceima.

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who claim to be a prophet, nobody?

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Or the Prophet, they say we'll say you.

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Likewise, if someone claims that they are the Islamic State of

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Iraq,

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or Syria, why do we fall into that trap? And whenever they do a terrorist attack, they say it's

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a form of Islamic State. No, we as Muslims, as the people of the media, as government, which is always nice.

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So when they do a terrorist attack, who the this the non Islamic State

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has nothing to do with it?

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is difficult. But I think this is the least you can do to defend your religious brother, again, is talking about wearing the costumes, if someone looks at him, and says, Oh, he's wearing the same costume to those people.

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Because then you are imitating them, but if you wear something that everybody wears, including him,

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there is nothing wrong in that because they are the one who's imitating us not the other way around. So I hope this answers your question.

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He spoke of the separation of the holidays into two categories religious and non religious,

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religious holiday they serve is that football and on a non religious?

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That very good question. Could you repeat the question for the females? The question is in religious and non religious festivals, what happens if I were to be offered food from the participants? So in our house

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No problem. Definitely someone gives you food This is Islamic festivals you definitely share it but for example increases in Diwali.

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In a ruse for example, the person was settling on accepting their gifts or giving them gifts. And this is two separate big questions. It's an issue of dispute the most authentic opinion is that when a non Muslim gives me on his celebration day on his feast on the Christmas on New Year's are the main rules for if the food is held on meaning that it has no meat in it Why should segregate you to be the non meat meat they slaughtered for the festival so this is the dead meat for me I got into but it didn't make candy if you only I think it has no meat because they are not they bash

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them personally but they eat on the portal they can be

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so they give me a vegetable just to me, etc. The most authentic opinion is that is permissible for me to accept

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and evidence his email id

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was presented with

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a sort of sweet dish very beautiful and he gave permission Whoa, what is this?

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The person is going on their radios on their festival. This is okay. Wherever you

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can get it to me this is good. And he did not find any hesitation in eating it on the day. Because this is not a celebration. I'm not celebrating this is something that is coming to me. Now if it is how meat wise No, this is not permissible for you to eat. What about me giving them scholars say that giving the non Muslims even an egg on their face is an act of Hope

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is an act of disability. Because this is part of approving their religion so those are unfortunately few engender in their homes. They build

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Christmas tree now is all.

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And I've been in the past two weeks to Egypt and to the UAE. And in the hotels, there's a big tree with gifts and two statues of Santa Claus, I didn't know which ones

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to walk in. So how about Muslim countries do this? What is this? what's what's remaining in our religion if we go this low? So I hope this answers your question

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from females, and then we'll wrap it up is to us events like earthy, earthy industries, also known as beauty, celebrated in schools, how to dye our children about these or

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actually, this is part of the religious days commemorating the Earth Day or environment they or the three week of the three, four shadow at cetera. So I'm inclined not to celebrate such days, but I understand those who celebrated. So it is something in the school, and it has nothing to do with religion, and they commemorate the Earth Day or something that is related to the environment and believe that this is a shovel, okay, but you explain it to them. Likewise, they have the hijab day, I think that comes every single year. Again, if it's on a specific date, I personally do not like this because it falls under the category of green changes, make it once in February and once in

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January and so that it will not fall under the category of rain and alonza which is known as

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V. Again, and we are looking forward to having you again with us. We are quite honored and pleased that you have accepted this invitation to come give this presentation. And we do think the audience for attending this event. And we also hope to see you again in the near future in sha Allah, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to allow you to benefit others of this thought and to continue to seek knowledge in sha Allah. Does that pull up

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a lot of people's

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money