Ahlul Kitaab – People of the Book

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Okay Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.

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While while our brothers and sisters are going through atrocities we will always begin our talk in sha Allah with diet for them and mentioning some things about them before we begin our topic Allahumma in nearness, look at the symmetric and husana What's the vertical order? Oh Allah we ask you in all your glorious attributes and your lofty names. Allah hum muffle is when and if he Philistine I will feel as though Bill Haas Allah Maha Mota Allahu malha Combi Shahadat Allahu Machado Allah Dong Ferrazzano with okra Allah whom Allah whom our father whom they have sickle Karim, Allah whom, on Surah, whom Allah and

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Allah wa father whom whatever dill Hofer whom am an encore even year or hammer Raha mean a lot of modern Muslim in Isla de Anika Mara jameelah Allahumma fildena Merkel sadhana with Taco Bell, Europe, a lot of Allah, bless them and protect them, and change this state of fear into security of Allah change their state of hardship into ease, I will accept the slain ones in their dead ones among the shahada, and sila Hain and the prophets of Allah make their children are waiting for them at the doors of Jana and at the fountain of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Allah bring serenity and ease upon their hearts and change their state. Immediately and soon Oh Allah, you are

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the knower of all affairs, and you are full of wisdom and all knowledge you know, and we do not know our love, forgive our shortcomings, and unite the Muslims and unite those of justice and power to assist them and change the oppression into justice. Oh, Allah, guide us, guide us to that which is best for us in this world. And in the next hurdle was ALLAH on Avena Muhammad Allah, ah, mine, my brothers and sisters.

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Some people have asked me before I begin the topic, why isn't Allah giving them justice and victory? And if you think about this question, deeper brothers and sisters, you'll find that the question is just wrong. Why is the question wrong? Brothers and sisters, when you know that Allah subhanaw taala has created us in this life, as a test in this world, then you will understand the greater and when you understand that there is a hereafter there is a judgement day there is paradise there is hellfire, and that this life is short, and that Allah will not let the oppressors go, then the big picture will become clearer. In this life right now, if Allah wants to do he can open up the skies

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and let the angels come down before your eyes. But then what is the purpose of life anymore? Everybody who sees it, then Allah says already in the Quran, if your Lord wanted to, he would have done all of that. He said to the people of the kuffar at the time, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, but then if I did that, Allah says, Then there'll be no need for this world anymore, and everybody would just be lifted off this world in a Day of Judgment will occur now instead of later, then there's no point of the whole purpose of why Allah created us here. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us guidance, and he has given us promises. And he has given us

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the clear statement of what he wants from us, and what we're supposed to do for each other, and that he created reward a reward system and a punishment system. And he told us very clearly in the Quran, right from the beginning, that this life is a test and that it is up to us to defend each other, to stand up for each other, to follow the guidance, to come together, to unite between each other, to speak out for each other, to voice for each other, to be there for one another, to build our lives and develop and be and build our strength together and prepare for the leaders are from us. And the systems are because of us. And what we do is what the result will come out later, to look at

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ourselves to look at our families to look at our brotherhood and sisterhood to look at all that stuff and not just be reactionary. When something goes wrong. We react, there is preparation. This world is built on a system, every oppressor that got to heights prepared for hundreds of years.

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So it needs preparation needs Eman. It needs knowledge and needs, education needs coming together. And not just temporarily. So Allah has left this world up to us to do things to stand up for each other not to wait and say, Oh, Allah opened the heavens so the angels can come down. No, Allah doesn't do that.

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Then Allah will just end this world and day of judgment will come or what Allah did promise is that when a person dies, there is no coming back to this world. And that is for eternity. Then the day of judgment comes and then to paradise or hellfire. Even an atom's worth of good deeds that you and I did will be revealed, and atoms worth of bad deed will be revealed and don't you ever think that Allah is unaware? Don't you ever think that Allah is unaware he is watching very carefully and

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very closely, and he has given us the guidance and that guidance will not change. There is a system to this world. You go by that system and you watch when victory comes.

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But Allah Subhan has created this world the doubt of Bella. It doesn't mean we sit down and do nothing and say, because what's happening now is that we rely only on Doha and we rely only on some divine intervention. This is not true.

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Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam prepared for years, and they even lost in the Battle of God. In a battle of 100. They nearly were annihilated the genocide almost happened to them. The Salah Salem was injured in the battle level had an almost died on was almost killed or suicides and didn't guarantee that Mohamed Salah Salem will be protected from the enemy. He didn't guarantee that in the Quran, he gave hints. But it was the believers that stood by him. This is the best of the best. And not just in war. But everything. While the Battle of better was happening while the Battle of what was happening while the conduct was happening. While the results were of this and the Battle of that was

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happening, solos assalam still continued to educate the Muslims about their Deen educating them about will do education, better hustle, educating them about relationships, educated them how to eat and how to sit and how to walk all of the sudden Nagasawa sell them and his guidance continued.

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So Allah says in the Quran, for example, in Hola Hola, yo, hey, yo, maybe Coleman had the euro, maybe unforeseen. Allah does not state change the state of the people until they change the state that is within themselves. And I'm not talking about the people because I believe that people of us are the people of Palestine. They are Allah's people. Allah subhanaw taala may be taking them back off this earth. Because when someone dies, where do they go? They go back to Allah subhanho wa taala. They know this, they are not asking us to do anything. They're just asking us to make dua, to voice our opinions, and to try and speak out and share what's happening to them to the world. As for

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them, they said, we know where we're going.

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So we're thinking about ourselves in the future of our generation. And I think hamdulillah I'm seeing a change in the shift in this world. It doesn't happen overnight. But what can you do within your power you do it? We talked about last time, not buying products that you know definitely produced, for example, in Israel that goes to the strengthening of the army against the Gazans and the Palestinians. If you want to between you and Allah, you can do that. I didn't say that. It definitely will work or not, I don't know I'm not an economist. I'm not a political analyst. I don't know. You can't ask mache, if it works or not, and everybody just Googles and finds out by

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themselves, but at least in front of you and Allah subhanaw taala you can do something of something. You can't boycott everything, you know, four or five things but otherwise it's true. You can't live your life and victory doesn't come from that but perhaps it has some effect. Insha Allah rasool Allah Azza wa sallam did it. When the battle of better he went in intercepted a caravan that was going from Makkah to Syria, it was carrying two things, lots of merchandise from the mannequins, and also of merchandise and property of the Muslims who fled who were thrown out of their homes. They took it and they stole it, they went to sell it. That was half of all of muckers economy, props are

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Salam intercepted that caravan. And it truly did directly weaken the entire

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economy and the entire power of Makkah, but it was direct. If it works to that stage, then do Alhamdulillah. And whatever you can do within your power, number two, your daughter has to continue and I don't expect that your daughter is going to happen exactly the way I lost the weight the way you want it. Do I remind you of who you are your identity, the Muslim believers coming together and it's probably for the future? Number four, don't number three, don't expect that Allah Subhana Allah is going to give victory the way you want it. Perhaps a las Panatela knows when it is right. Maybe right now he sees that there's too much hypocrisy and maybe he sees that if one gets up, the other

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one will step in from behind. Maybe Allah Subhana Allah knows that the harm will be even greater if one Muslim country makes a move, while the other one has got some different hidden agendas. Allah knows what we don't know. The point is that I'm trying to say is it's not up to us to try and analyze and figure out all the world we don't know. But what we do know what we do know is you never give up on Allah. Samantha, you never use that to say why Allah is not doing that. I'm gonna leave this religion. No, that's not how Allah I never promised you that. He never told you exactly how it's going to work. But he says in tonsor Alliance, if you give victory to Allah, Allah will give

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victory to you in his Deen in in what you do, number five. Number four. Some people like to go to protests. And people have asked me about protests this before I begin the topic I want to explain some people have asked me Are protests halal or haram? Look in general in the beginning, I never really have much never really had much faith in protests, you know, since September live and I've never really gone to protest. I don't they fall on deaf ears. However, I've slightly changed my mind at the moment. And I'll talk from an Islamic perspective and from just a general common sense, the Islamic perspective for those Muslims who have who become confused and some of them

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have sent me quotes from scholars such as North American Delilah, and Bernie and others. And I've listened to their quotes very carefully. I'll give you an example. Charlotte North. I mean, if you know who I'm talking about, he was asked about boy about protesting. And then he said, these are his words, you can find them on YouTube in Arabic. He said that in the Muslim countries, Muslim majority countries, in countries which are operated by, especially the Muslim and Arab countries, their whole system is different. Their whole system is different to the west to where we live in here. And he said in there, it would be haram, because it's not supported by the government, you don't have

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security, it's chaos, you start closing down people's shops, you close down roads, you start causing harm than benefit. And it's chaotic. It's all over the place. So its harm is far greater than its benefit in every way. But he said, however, these these exact words, I was told, he said, and I heard that in the West, where there's, like, here in Australia, and American all that place, it's a democratic government, and there's elections and so on. He said, I heard that in the West, protests can have an effect, a peaceful protest can have an effect on policy changes, and can have an effect on government in the way they view, you know, international politics and policies within their

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government, because it's based on numbers. And if it's a very large number, and people walk in peace, and they voice their opinion, it can have an effect because it's based on elections. And when people see so many numbers throughout the world, it does really benefit in a very,

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in a tremendous way. Like what we're seeing right now, that is a dangerous number. When I say dangerous, I mean, in the West, that next generation who you've seen in the 10s, and hundreds of millions all around the world, they have the power to change the governments and the laws and policies of what's coming in the next few decades.

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That works tremendously

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and from an Islamic perspective, and I mean says if it can have an effect on changing policies for the benefit of either the Muslim community or for the benefit of what pleases Allah subhanaw taala to change things from wrong to good from bad to better

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according to LDN he said then there is no problem in doing that

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you can verify that in shall live listen to in my own ears. So that's from Islamic was selected a second Islamic perspective is this the Hadith Mara I mean, c'mon Quran follows a year who be the Flm stopped FOBT so any felonies started for be called geodetic above full Amen That is assigned Muslim body says whoever review is able to change a monk or a bad thing. Bad thing is what Allah subhanaw taala hates, then change it with your hands. If you're unable to change it with your hands, change it with your mouth. If you're unable to change it with your mouth, change it, then then then dislike it in your heart. And that's the last resort the weakest of Eman meaning that you can't go lower

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than that.

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protest. If you are voicing your opinion and voicing and saying change this state change the column

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then Insha Allah, this can be regarded as a form of changing with the mouth. Number three.

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In these types of protests, people might ask well, what about the free mixing? What about the dancing? What about the chanting, we say to you in response to that, that is an individual responsibility. When you go there, you need to avoid those places, as much as you can. And it's similar to when Rosa salem said to people to go out on aid to come out even women who are not praying to go out and to it's a sunnah to pray in public outside to increase the the burden to increase the love and the happiness. And he said even the women are not praying and said, Well, yeah, Krishna tefillah to let the women go out. And it also includes men dressed modestly and

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without perfume that can linger and be smelt. Now, if some women or some men went out dressed inappropriately, it doesn't mean that the whole aid going out becomes you gotta leave it now you keep going. But there'll be a sin on those individuals who go out and don't follow the correct rules. So long as the benefit of protests and voicing truly does have a great effect and it is having an effect than the benefit outweighs the harm inshallah. solos are also some people that say, what about this Kuffar there there's disbelievers we say to you if the voice is working for changing any oppression, especially for your brothers and sisters, then I can quote when Rasulullah

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sallallahu Sallam

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took part in helful photo he took part in a pact during the kuffaar time before he became a believer the Asare stuff a lot of them before our Salah Salem was given a mission of Prophethood before he can believe out that it was always a believer. But before he got the the verse of the Quran on mountain Nocebo note, social media SLM before he became a prophet sent as a prophet. He took part in a pact with the people

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of Makkah, what was that to help the orphan and the weak and the oppressed. There were people used to oppress them and blackmail them and Easter make they made a pact to go and help those who are weak against the leaders and against people who had power over them and it would stand outside their house. And sometimes they would drag them out and make sure that they embarrassed and humiliated to get the right of the week. And also, as I said, after he went to Medina and the Islamic State was established. He talked about how beautiful it was, he said for me to do for what I did in that pack this item and humbly none he said it's better than the best of camels while day to lie, Phil Islam

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Allah adopt this. And if I were to be called to it, even after we've established the Islamic State, I would also respond. Now the Hadith, Al Bernie has authenticated and made it and put it in his settler Hadith Saha because of the different avenues of its narration. Although when you take just one narration, it is weak, but from different avenues. He said, I put it to that, as it saw him which is authentic. And even though he would to be called for after Islamic State with the non Muslims with the kuffaar of Croatia would take part because it is about helping the Muslim, the oppressed. So if there is that help, and maybe there is still a difference of opinion among some

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scholars, I do take the opinion of the schools, even one of those scholars who have spoken about it and said this is now the cultural norm, especially in Western countries where protests are a means of voicing to change, the Haram or changing oppression.

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My dear brothers and sisters, let's now go into our topic. Shall I promised you that there's going to be some questions in the end. So I'll try and get through this. Now the topic that I've chosen is called the People of the Book. Why did I choose this topic? I wasn't going to talk about it. But why did I choose it? I've had a few questions actually online and in person, by young people and by parents, of young people with the events that are happening.

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Somehow I don't know why there have been questions now about

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wanting to know about other people's religions.

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And I fear that some people are starting to doubt. Are they right? Could we be wrong?

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With don't know much about Christians and Jews and others, you know, and they're probably hearing stuff online, where they're probably giving them doubt about their religion about Islam, probably showing them that their religion and their way is not what you think it's better than what you think this is the only there's a lot of manipulation happening online.

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And I don't want our youngsters to lose their identity. And Nadine, this is very important. So I've heard a lot of these questions. I can't go through all the religions, of course, but tonight in sha Allah, I'm going to give you some fundamentals that you can walk away with, so that in sha Allah you understand and feel proud of your deen of Islam Alhamdulillah. And what does the Quran say about these people called the Christians and Jews? As the People of the Book? Why do we call them People of the Book? Who are the children of Israel? What does it mean that they had the book? Do we believe in their book? Are they Muslims, if they follow the Torah and in G The Holy Scriptures, does it mean

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that they're Muslims? Maybe perhaps you've heard some things in the Quran, some people quoting your Quran verses and twisting them. So here it goes in sha Allah. Let me teach you the fun foundations and fundamentals, in summary in sha Allah Medina. Now I can't talk too much about the deep Christian and Jewish beliefs. Obviously, I'm not well versed like them in their own belief. It's like somebody coming and telling me about Islam, and they're not they're not even following and teaching me I will say to them, you can't teach them about my Quran. But I have studied officially, formally comparatively religions of Hamdulillah. for over 26 years, I've been involved in interfaith

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dialogues with scholars of Christianity and Judaism, rabbis and priests and professors actually, with PhDs in Christianity, Judaism, we've had long discussions, and that Hamdulillah I can speak a little bit about it confidently and to a certain extent, but didn't he Tada, so let's go through it in sha Allah.

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I want to begin Number one, with something in the Quran.

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That talks about all people from the beginning of time before any human being was born. The Islamic belief in the Quran is such before any human being was born before there were anyone calling themselves Muslim or Christian or Jew or Hindu or Buddhist or atheist or anybody into any ethnicity, any culture, any color, any race. Before any of that happened. The Quran actually talks something very interesting that happened when Allah created Prophet Adam Alayhis Salam. So before any human was born, the Quran tells us that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala created Adam as the first

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anatomical human being the human being that you see today.

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And that Allah took out of his loins out of the Malays, salams progeny his loins,

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all of his children that will ever be born you

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You and I, and everyone existing on this earth from the time of Adam till this world ends, he took them out.

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And that Allah put us all in front of him

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in a shape, way and form that is known to him.

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And we were able to have a conscience, we were able to see we were able to hear and we were able to speak.

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Allahu Allah knows what kind of body it was, but it was a conscience able to think able to see able to hear and able to respond. This is in the Quran.

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And then he sent messengers

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and prophets to all the people and holy books and scriptures to every single people, tribe and ethnic group that walk the earth, till the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Allah says in chapter seven, verse 172, in the Quran, and recall, a prophet Allah is speaking now to Mohammed Salah Salem, this is a verse in the Quran, and recall, oh prophet, and has also taught us when your Lord brought forth descendants, meaning children, from the loins of the sons of Adam, from Adam Alayhis Salam, Allah brought his first children from their children from their lawns, he brought the others and then from their lawns brought the others. So he brought the entire world at once, right in front of him,

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and made them witnesses against their own selves, asking them Allah asked all of us at one time, or less to become, Am I not your Lord? And they all said, all of the people said, all of us said, Yes, we do testify, Show Hidden, we did. So Allah says We did so in case you claim on the Day of Resurrection, we were unaware of this.

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Allah took us all out. And he said to us, Am I not your only Lord? And we all said, We bear witness. The best interpretation of this event is found in a statement by a companion by the name of obey, ignore, ignore card or the Allahu anhu, who was also a great scholar in the other scriptures and books of the other religions, who has probably given the substance of what he heard from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam probably given the substance meaning it looks like he summarized what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, as you heard the references in Ahmed soon and Ramadan, humble the Muslim Ahmed involved in five page 135. He said, God gathered all human beings, and he divided them into

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different groups, and he granted them human form, and the faculty of speech, and he made them enter into a covenant, and then making them witness against themselves. He asked them, Am I not your Lord? And they all replied, Assuredly, You are our Lord. Then God told them I call upon the sky and the earth and your own progenitor Adam, to be witness against you less you should say on the Day of Judgment that you were ignorant of this, know well, that no one other than me deserves to be worshipped, and no one other than Me is your Lord. So do not ascribe any partner to me, I shall send to you My messengers, who will remind you of this promise, this agreement that we had this covenant,

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which you made with me, I shall send down to you my books, and reply, they all said, we witnessed that You are our Lord, and you're our Lord and our deity. You have no Lord or deity other than you. This is the account from the prophets, Allah cell in which he said to his companions, that Allah did this with all of us at once upon a time from Adam Alayhis Salam, and then he put us back into his loins. And then we were created in the normal biological process. Until today and until the end of time, some commentators said, this is just a metaphor, allegorical, merely to emphasize that the acceptance of God's lordship is innate in human nature. This is true. This is called fitrah. It's

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the reason why all of us ask the question, where did I come from? Where am I going? And if you leave us alone, you find that innate inside of us we actually believe in God. But we kind of we, we kind of camouflage that and mix it with all other beliefs and justifications. But the truth is Bremen. Sisters, Allah did take us out physically, according to the Quran, according to the Hadith, you might be questioning how can that happen? This is absurd. This is nonsense. Here we go again, another Muslim cleric is teaching people nonsense. It's easy for all of us to say nonsense, this nonsense that at one stage people said it was nonsense that the Earth is round. And amongst those

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people said it's nonsense, that there's something called oxygen and there are electrons and, and, and,

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you know, atoms and things that are wheeling around electrons and things

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Like that one stage people said that but then we discovered things. However, if you think about it in reason, if you already believe in God and that He created you, then it's reasonably okay to, to believe that Allah Subhana Allah created you once all at once and then put you back and then made you boom become born again. It is easy for Allah subhanaw taala to make us die and resurrect us again. Were you not nothing before this once you non existent before you were born? Wasn't there a time you were non existence? Voila, here you are. You're right in front. You're breathing you're seeing you're hearing how did that happen?

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Some people saw mum and dad did something and then I came up.

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That's what some people say. I've had students say that so listen,

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all of this could not happen without Allah subhanho wa Taala creating the stuff that you came from, and making it with the substance and the ingredients for you to be born and to grow and so on.

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So like, for example, people make machines to manufacture stuff. We don't say the machine made it we say you made the the machine maker you calibrated it you put all the information in it.

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A lot smarter does the same. So Allah says the one who made you out of non existence to existence able to recreate you again. Now this fitrah this innate human nature exists inside of us brothers and sisters props wa sallam said the hadith is in body. Every newborn is born with an innate nature to believe in God and His message. But his parents turned him into a Jew, Christian are major and major means like a fire wish for any other religion. And also Muhammad Salah Salem is telling us that every person every newborn, is born with a natural way like every other person. It's called Islam. Islam means submission and surrender to the natural way that God created us. You find every

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child x the same, thinks the same asks the same. What I mean by same is similar the innocence that's inside of us. It is that innocence that even a baby child whether it has Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist atheist parents, it doesn't really matter. The child is natural like any other child. As soon as you hit puberty, you start formulating your own beliefs and your own things. That's why everyone people are able to make their children believe in tooth fairies and Santa Claus and

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you know, the boogeyman all this other stuff because they

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children will believe what adults tell him as soon as they reach puberty they begin to think to themselves and say hold on, there's no tooth fairy, there's no this and there's no that there's no bunny rabbit that collects our Easter eggs and so on. So brothers and sisters, these things that in the innate nature makes a person question Am I alone? There is a God, there is a higher power.

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Next brothers and sisters, Allah created all people into different ethnicities, color and languages. One person said to me, why doesn't the Quran say that Allah created black people?

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I don't know why they asked that question. Well, I don't know why. Even though the Quran is full of information about how Allah credits in different colors, different races, different languages and two genders.

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The Quran, for example, says, Well, I mean, the,

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the one of the Cinetic

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nikam in Fiza, Nicola Lynn, I mean, Allah says in chapter 30, verse 22, and obvious signs is the creation of the heavens in the earth, and the diversity of your tongues and colors. Indeed, there are signs in this for the wise, why am I quoting this verse I want to show the slam is not based on race, ethnicity and lineage. Allah does not create certain people better than other people. Allah does not make an ethnicity or a bloodline, just based on their bloodline superior to everyone else. Your color means nothing to Allah. Your language means nothing to Allah, your gender means nothing to Allah. If, if you apply injustice on Earth, if you talk wrong on Earth, if you follow false on

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Earth, if you don't obey Allah and follow the truth, and you cause corruption and oppression, your color and your your race means nothing to Allah. Allah says in the Quran yeah he or her soul in filecoin Come in

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one John

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or John gonna show them what

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he learned.

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In Corona cool nine, the law here at cog in Namaha and Iman, Kobe, chapter 49, verse 13, human beings, Allah says human beings were created you all from a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. Verily the most noblest of you is in the sight of Allah.

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is the most God fearing of you. Surely Allah is all knowing, all aware, who is righteous? Who is not? Who is God fearing and who is not. You can appear in some way in front of people, but Allah knows your secrets. Allah knows your hearts, Allah knows what's going on in your whispers. So, brothers and sisters, Islam is not based on color, race, gender, or how Allah created you, Allah does not choose certain people above others, by the mere fact that he made you into that bloodline or that you didn't choose it. I didn't choose it. So then you're saying that God is unfair, unjust to choose a particular people to be above others? Then you're saying that God is unjust? Why would I

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want to follow your religion? Then? Why would I follow what you say when you're talking to me that God is unjust? See, that's the fitrah that's human innate nature that I was talking about before, that Allah subhana wa Taala already gave us that in every single one of us. You know, if you watch two little children, or five years old, one in two different colors and races, one black and one, say for example, white or one who looks of a particular you know, Asian, or African or Lebanese, or Turkish, or whatever it is, and you watch you watch the little children when they're playing with each other. They don't make friends based on what color they are. They don't make bait, make friends

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based on the ethnicity or where they come from. They just make friends because they make friends. So long as they can play with each other, they'll play. They don't care about what you look like. And so is Islam. That's what Islam is based on.

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And that's what the deen of Islam is based on. It's not based on that you're not following Islam at all. Brothers and sisters, number three, every community received the Prophet and Messenger, every community received the prophet and messenger, Allah says in

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campaigning to help leave as she had on one or the other,

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in, met in, in or in methane, a philosophy in the chapter 35 Verse 24, Allah says, We have sent you with the truth to proclaim good news and to warn, never has there been a nation, but a warner came to it. A warner came to them. Every nation and tribe that you see on this earth came from a nation a long time ago, where a prophet or a messenger had already gone to them, to give them the message of Allah to tell them about Allah. Some of them brought with them scriptures others brought with them holy books, others then brought the message of the prophets that were before them and continued. Every nation Allah brought in the Asians, the Africans the Caucasians, the the Arabs and the non

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Arabs, every people had a messenger and Prophet Allah did not leave anyone out brothers sisters,

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and salt SOTA rod, verse seven. Allah says every people has its guide, in a hedger I attend, oh Prophet, we have already sent messengers before you among many of the ancient peoples. So to show our verse 208, we have never destroyed a habitation unless it had its Warner to administer admission. Every people got a winner. There's no one who was favored above another.

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And my dear brothers and sisters, examples of these nations and tribes, Allah subhanaw taala created and sent prophets and holy scriptures to our people, like people have nor people have nor

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than some mood. The ancestors of the Asians, as I said, the ancestors of the Africans, the Caucasians, and most prophets and books happen to be sent to the famous Bani Israel, the Israelites, the children of Israel, some people say to me why the children of Israel mentioned so much in the Quran.

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Just because they mentioned in the Quran does not mean that they're favored by a lot of security everyone else, or there's something something special about them than anyone else. No. The only reason Allah mentions him in the book is because there were so many events and things that happened in their life that Allah Subhana Allah brings us an example of what happened so that we can learn from their past lessons, things that they did good and things that they did bad, and because so many messengers and prophets was sent from among them the most. Allah subhanho wa Taala brings us so many examples about some of them how they broke covenant, how they broke the disobedience to prophesy

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seller, how some of them were righteous, how some of them were good, how some of them became bad, all these there's so many events in their lives that have come to us that Allah Subhana Allah uses in the Quran to tell us and also since that from the children of Israel, so many people still exist today who call themselves Christians and Jews and even from among the Muslims and other people came from the Israelites they have lineages that came from them. Of course you know, the Jews will probably have the most Christians there are a lot because they came from you know, the followers of Christ they used to exist among the children of Israel to these Israelites existed until the end of

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time. But right now they're scattered we don't know exactly who they are everywhere. However, there's so much and that's I'm just answering the question of why they mentioned in the Quran sandwich because so many events happened. I mean, we believe in Musa Ali Salam Moses tremendous as is mentioned the most in the Quran. He's a prophet of Islam.

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In the woods Suleiman Helene was salam use of RSM whole chapter dedicated to Him Jesus Ali's center

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so this is a core part of our beliefs and hamdulillah and not because the Bani Israel but because of the same message Allah sent to all the people that were all the same most I said I'm called to the same thing Hey, Sally said I'm called the same thing there would use value Salam, Ibrahim Ali Salam Isaac Ismail al both of them all of them are prophets and messengers of Allah We make no distinction between in any of the prophets and messenger of Allah. And Muhammad Salah said I'm called to the exact same thing. What was that same thing? worship one God, there is a hereafter coming there is paradise and hellfire. Last night Allah wants you to apply the values of justice and so on. And this

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needs the morals and these values. Only the laws were different between them and us some laws and Allah can change laws around for example for the children of Israel, Allah's Pankaj, Allah forbid them from hunting on a Sabbath a Saturday. And Allah tells us how they broke that group of the ancient Jews a group of them, they broke that command not all of them but a group of the Israelites broke that command. And I want to make a little point over here some people they cursed the Israelites. Now it's haram. I'm talking about the Israelites meaning the ancient Israelites, who are the children of Israel, they are the children of Prophet Jacob Iacobelli Salah among them we are

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Kobe Selim, and you also finish smile, as I said before, and Prophet is how can you hear and Zachary Ali whom was salam, these will all prophets. So when you cursed the Israelites, the the ancient Israel is your cursing that the prophets have discovered is disbelief. We don't do that. So many is slightly different to the Jewish people.

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Not every Jewish person is from the Israelites necessarily, and not every Israelite, ancient Israelite necessarily

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gave birth to have the descendants of the Jews necessarily some of them converted to other religions, something converted to Judaism, and we're going to talk about that inshallah very soon. So let's move on now from there to who are the people of the book. Have you ever heard of in the Quran? Al Kitab? Hands? Have you heard of a halal kitab? Who are 100 kitab. Al Kitab is mentioned a lot in the Quran, isn't it? Isn't it? Does anyone know how many times in the Quran the people of the book is mentioned? 100 kitab?

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How many

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have a guess 2030 110 636 type. So 31 times. That's a lot 100 kitab. I mentioned 31 times why? Allah subhanaw taala has a lot to say about them. So we can learn.

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The Arabic Quran word for people of the book is a hell. Hell Kitab people does not mean ethnicity.

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It does not mean the ethnic group of the book. No. In the Quran, it means a hell, which means

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followers and believers, followers and believers, those who hold on to and follow. They're called ahead,

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not a bloodline.

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So a person who follows the original Torah is called

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people of the Torah people who follow the original Ng and are called people of the NG meaning those who follow and believe so you can have somebody who converts to Christianity, or converts to Judaism and and follows the Torah or follows first the Hebrew Bible or follows the New Testament, the Old and New Testament, and we call them People of the Book, therefore, it's not a bloodline or ethnicity in the Quran. What is the book, the book is a holy book sent by God to His prophets to a people once upon a time, and part of it still exists today, even though not all of it anymore, and I'm talking about the Torah, and the NGO that indeed is called the gospel. However,

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the scholars differed about who al Kitab really the people of the book in the Hanafi school of thought, they say that they are Christians, Jews and even Megan's which Zoroastrians, fire worshippers, and some other people who believed in the zams, and some other scriptures of some prophets. The problem with that is that we don't know that they don't really exist now anymore. But what do exist are the Jews and the Christians? So the majority of our scholars and which is the accepted

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belief is that Al Kitab are the Jews and the Christians, those who believe in Judaism, and the Torah, and those who believe in Christianity, including all their branches and all the denominations?

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What is the branches and denominations? You know, like, for example, in Christianity, there's over 45,000 different branches and denominations in there.

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We'll go with through them and some Jews they also have the Jews also have certain denominations and branches, but let's move on quickly. Inshallah.

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I want to talk about how the Quran addresses them.

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Sometimes addresses then positively, sometimes negatively, sometimes as a warning, sometimes as an advice, and sometimes the commander prohibition I'll give you an example of each. The Quran sometimes addresses the People of the Book in the positive way. In chapter three, verse 13, first 113, Allah says, Yet all are not alike. Not all the people of the book are alike. Among the People of the Book, there are upright people who recite the messages of Allah in the watches of the night and prostrate themselves in worship. In chapter three, verse 114, Allah says they believe in Allah and then the last day and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, and hasten to excel each

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other in doing good. These are among the righteous. A lot of people might say, Huh, there you go. In the Quran, it says that the Christians and Jews are Muslim, some of them are Muslim today. We say no, the context of this verse is talking about remember, the Quran was sent down 1400 years ago, there were Jews and Christians that still lived among the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Among them was still adhering to the truthful words of the Torah and the NGO which they still had with them. And they ignored the false ones. For example, there were still Christians in the time of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam who did not believe in the Trinity.

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There were Jews among the prophets, Allah salams time, who did not believe in the group of Jews, which believed that it was a it is the Son of God that didn't exist today. But there was a group of them that time, there were those who believed and sifted through what agrees with the Quran. Yet they hadn't yet heard about Muhammad, Salah Salem or the religion of Islam. Islam is, by the way, always been there.

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And then when they heard of the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam, they embraced and they followed Mohamed Salah Salem because they followed the original scriptures which told them the coming of a new prophet muhammad sallallahu sallam, or the name Akhmad, which is now taken out of the old the New Testament that we have today. This is what Muslims believe.

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And among them had died before Mohammed Salah Salem came along, but they were following the true teachings of Jesus and Moses, and the rest of the prophets. Among them were Muslims. So remember when I said children of Israel, who are the children of Israel? Well, originally there were Muslims. There were Muslims, there are people who followed when I say Muslim, and they submitted and surrendered and followed the messengers, which the Quran mentioned, Moses, peace be upon him. They were believers. They were true believers. But then as time went on, they started changing. The next verse in negativity. Allah says in chapter three, verse 23, Have you not noticed those who have been

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given a portion of the Book, whenever they're learned men are summoned to the book of Allah to judge the differences between them, a party of them turns away in a version. So there were from the People of the Book, who started to avert away from what Allah Subhana Allah said in the Quran, and even from the original teachings of Moses and Jesus and so on. Then Allah gives an advice sometimes in chapter three, verse 64, say People of the Book come to a word common between us and you that we shall serve none but Allah and shall associate none with him in his divinity and that some of us will not take others as long as besides Allah, and if they turned their backs from accepting this

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call, tell them bear witness that we are the ones who have submitted ourselves exclusively to Allah. We are the ones who submit as ourselves extends to Allah means the word we are Muslim, that's all Muslim means. It's not an ethnic thing. It's not a tribe is not named after any Muslim named after a prophet. Anyone can be Muslim, the sun as it rises and sets is called a Muslim in the Arabic language, because it does exactly the way we Allah created the lion, the animals, the birds, they're all Muslim, because they do what Allah created them to do. Have you ever heard of a lion who decided to become a vegetarian? For example?

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Have you ever heard of a deer who decided to sharpen his teeth and said, I'm going to become a predator and get those lines back in those hyenas and so on? No. Have you ever seen animals changing the way that Allah created them? Have you ever seen the sun decide to rise from another place where the moon changing its course or the earth changing its ways the system of this universe, or this system, these universe called a Muslim Islam submission, and Allah told it to serve the human, only the human being and the jinns. They're the ones who choose to be righteous or go astray. And then the Day of Judgment is coming. And that's why only the humans and genes will be judged, not the

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animals and the plantation and so on.

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So brothers and sisters, the common thing between us and the people of the book from this verse is that a common thing between us is that they worship one God and whispered, they're supposed to worship with one God, and we're supposed to be worshiping one God, the same God. And we have similar prophets. We have similar we believe in the original Torah and the original injeel except that we believe that they've been altered and tampered with today. Not all of it is the original and some of it is lost and some of it has been taken out of context. Some of us still true, some of us still intact. This is the Muslim belief. A lost man subhanaw taala sometimes addresses the Christians and

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says, Don't say Trinity.

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The prophets never taught you Trinity. He is only one God.

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God does not take a sun. Allah says, oh people of the Book do not go to extremes regarding your faith say nothing about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary was no more than a messenger of Allah and the fulfillment of His Word through Mary and a spirit created by a command from him. So believe in Allah and His messenger and do not say Trinity stop for your own good. Allah is only one God glory to Him, He is far above having a son, To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as a trustee of affairs. Now I know that you all know this and hamdulillah as Muslims, but this also we need to understand that when

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we're living around people of the book, we're living around non Muslims in Australia and abroad. Sometimes we need to learn a little bit about what they believe in in order to speak with them and to live with them and interact with them because they are our neighbors. We go to work with them. We're at school with them, we interact with them, but on condition brothers, sisters, you need to learn about your religion. First, you need to understand your Islam first, before you can learn about this.

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Allah subhanaw taala sometimes commands them. Why did the Quran come down? Allah says, Oh, you have been granted the book do believe in what we have now revealed which confirms the revelation which you already possess. Do this before we alter countenances, turning them back backwards or lay a curse upon them as we curse the Sabbath men. Bear in mind that Allah's command is done chapter four, verse 47, what does it mean which confirms the revelation which you already possess? I heard some Muslims they say, the Quran came to confirm the Bible. So that means the Bible is true and the Quran is true, and there's no difference. Wrong, there is a big difference. The Quran is coming to tell

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them about what they still possess of some of the truth that is still left behind the Injeel in paradise such as for example, worshiping one God, not the Trinity. How can the Quran come and say it confirms the Trinity but at the same time that confirms the Torah which says worship one God, that's a contradiction. The Quran came to take people back to the original teachings of the prophets with some new laws.

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So Brian's sisters, whoever does not believe in the Quran as the final book is not a believer, whoever says that Jews and Christians are Muslim and they're following the truth is also not a Muslim because you're contradicting what the Quran says the Quran is inviting them to return back to the truth, the original teachings of the prophets and the books before my brothers and sisters very quickly as well.

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Who are the Jews and what is Judaism and who are the Christians? According to the Quran, the Jews are not necessarily Israelites, the children of Israel. And they are people who originally came out of the original Israelites but changed parts of their religion from what Moses and the prophets taught them. This is the Quranic belief. Today's Jews are considered a distinct nation, no longer called Israelites, some may be descendants of them. But there are many others around the world, from different ethnic groups and religions who may have descended from the Israelites. Some historians say that the term Jews or Jewish people was formulated after the fall of the kingdom of Judah, named

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after after it, I'm not sure.

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They did not believe in the ng l. The New Testament the Christian Bible, they do not believe in Jesus peace be upon him as a prophet of God, nor that he was the Messiah. He although the Quran says a certain mercy, Jesus the Messiah, nor his miraculous birth from Mariama Allah has Salam In fact, in fact, many of them believe that Maria Maria has Salam when a year to Billa committed adultery.

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And that Jesus is a result of an adulterous woman stop for Allah, Allah, Allah when the Quran said, Maryam was among the perfect and best women of the world.

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They reject all claim of prophethood of Jesus and Muhammad peace be upon them all. They are waiting for their own Messiah. And the Quran calls them People of the Book meaning the people of the Torah and the Quran also called them Yeah, who would Jews and also followers of Judaism. And as I said, there are branches of Judaism many sects, for example, there is the Suzuki's or seduces the Pharisees, the Zealots, the rabbinic Rabbinic Judaism, it's early and then later in the 18th century, there was the Orthodox the Hasidic the reformed the conservative, and the mid 20th century, they became the Reconstructionist Jews, the Jewish renewal the humanistic Jews. So there's many

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branches and sects of different Jews.

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For Muslims, the people of the book are none of these, any of these, sorry for the for Islam, that people have the book or any of these branches, all of them are considered people of the book. But not the atheist Jews. There are Jews who don't believe in God don't even believe in the Torah at all. They don't believe in the Hebrew Bible. They say that we're Jews, but they say we're Jewish people meaning from a

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from a cultural or and set

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straw

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perspective, bloodline not that they believe so. If a Jewish person says I'm Jew but doesn't believe in Judaism and tell you I don't believe and I'm an atheist, and they slaughter, food for you or sheep or something to eat, It's haram to eat from them. And it's haram to marry from them if they say I'm an atheist. They believe in the holy book called the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible is made up of three things that are rather than a VM that get to him, which is the law of the prophets and the writings called Tana. That's how they call it the Hebrew Bible. The Torah is generally taken to signify the first five books of the old testament Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and

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Deuteronomy, but only form part of the original Torah which the Quran talks about. It is not identical to the original Torah the Quran talks about is not identical to the Hebrew Bible that they have today, which is a total of 24 books, who are the Christians, the Quran tells them or calls them NESARA The Quran does not call Christians mercy Hagin

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The Quran does not call them Christians. It calls them Nosara. Why Nosara literally means the victors the victors of who the victors of Jesus peace be upon him. It's actually a good name. It's referring to the original, the original followers of Christ, the ones who supported a Salah Salem, and among them are the however human, the disciples and the descendants who stood up for him, they were Muslims, they were believers,

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among them with a righteous or it also talks about Nazareth where Jesus Christ a Salah is Sudan

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grew up in.

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They are also considered originally from the Jews. Some call Jesus, a Jew.

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But Muslims in the Quran. The Quran doesn't call a Salah Salem, a Jew, because the word Jew came out afterwards, after the fall of the kingdom of Judah.

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This is also in the Jewish dictionary for those who deny it. It came out somehow and they mean the Jews who came from the Israel as they say, but he says it was not called. It's not called a Jew in the Quran, nor is Ibrahim Ali Sena, Mecca Ibrahim Leah who de unwellness Ronnie and Allah says Ibrahim Hassan was not a Jew, nor was he a Christian, but he was a righteous man who worshipped Allah alone. The Christians brothers and sisters

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have different denominations, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, or Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, the list goes on. And the holy book is the modern name but the Bible the Old and the New Testament, it's got the Old Testament includes the Torah and the New Testament. The New Testament is an interpretation of the Injeel, as they call it, the gospel but the engineer of the gospel

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that came from Paul, a guy, a man who they think is righteous came after he studied Salam, and then under the names Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, around 70 to 120 years after a Sally center. And they are biographies of Jesus Christ at Sally's Selim, but only from parts of the original NGO, not the identical one. The authors of the Christian bible are unknown. of the New Testament. They're anonymous mysteries, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are called placeholder names, which means generic of non existent people. Nobody knows who authored the Christian Bible.

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They are not the actual words of Allah revealed to Jesus and the Injeel. As the engineer mentioned in the Quran, however, we call them the people of the book. So what does the Quran and Islam say about our relationship with the people of the Book, the People of the Book brothers and sisters have a special place different to the rest of the non Muslims of the world. Only because some of the original, the original Torah and the original Ng and and the zams fragments of a still in the current holy books, more so the Torah,

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but not all of it.

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And

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if you want you can read the scholars behind the Hebrew Bible a critical edition, scholars have talked about how 15 to 20% of the versions of the Hebrew Bible are missing. For example, they said, the book of Jeremiah 15 20%, shorter than the version in the Masoretic text, and the text appears in a different order. In this case, editors are not just dealing with glitches, but the but with entire different versions of the same text. This is talking about the Hebrew Bible, and the Torah and the Christian Bible. It's not from Jesus just biographies and writings. So my brothers and sisters, Allah Subhan Allah says in the Quran that the original books which Allah has sent have been altered

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and fabricated and as time went on, a lot of it was lost. And by the way that was sent to the Israelites or was sent to a certain people

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What is the Quran then? The Quran was sent to all the people of the world. The Quran, my dear brothers and sisters does not need to be written to be preserved.

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The Quran is memorized from generation upon generation all the way back to the mouth of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how do we know only one one simple level of evidence is there. You ask any Muslim in the world to recite any passage of the Quran if they've memorized it, and you've never met them before? That could be from the moon, let's say an alien from the moon, or Mars, you can meet somebody from America and be someone from anywhere around the world from China from Japan from anywhere Middle East or Nan. And tell them to recite al Fatiha Will there be a difference? There will be no difference about Cara any difference? No different not even a word. And

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the Quran is preserved right to the last letter and dot some people they say oh no, there's different citations, we say to you, they're not different words. They are different dialects. And these dialects, Allah also set them down in that dialect, and we have them preserved. So for example, you can say

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you can say for example, a verbal which means a wolf, or you can read it in different articles zebul Allah send both of them down in a different dialects with different Arab tribes to make it easy upon their tongue to memorize, but they were sent down, they were revealed in that form. And we still have them till today, the Quran, the different styles of citation, that we're all divine that we're all put in, and Allah sent and that makes it even a greater proof that the Quran is correct, because there are so there are different ways you can recite the Quran all these different ways were sent by Allah, and they haven't changed that we know them to the last letter.

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So Allah says in Anna Zina, decrementing Allahu Allah Hafiz And We have sent down this decree meaning this Quran is remembrance and we will preserve it. Nobody is interested in preserving the Quran would have to write on things when I have to present when I have to make prints. In fact, memorization is how we correct prints you open up a printer of the Quran anywhere and you find one letter wrong. How many Muslims can pick it up? Random Muslims a child, a child can pick it up. mother or daughter was 10 years old can pick up a problem in certain Fatiha if it's written with one letter wrong. Even your children is that correct? There is no book in the world like that. Where

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millions upon millions of people have memorized that back to front without the change of a dot from beginning to end. How many times does the Imam make a mistake in the Quran? And then how many people behind

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like it drives me crazy. The only annoying thing is that 50 People start correcting me. Okay, just the front row come on for crying out loud. From the back.

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It's on handle number one Hamdi Honda, I don't know who's right, who's wrong anymore. But you know, it's because many people hamdulillah know the Quran is preserved. hamdulillah So Ron sisters don't doubt your Quran, Subhan Allah. And last, let's talk about some interactions. What can we do what are similarities between us and the people of the Book Number one, they they are supposed to be mono theists, believing in one God alone, even though there's the Trinity. The origin of the Bible is that it's one God. They have shared profits. They have shared beliefs of the holy books that many values, morals and ethics that are similar to us. Among them is the women covering their hair in the

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Jewish religion, Judaism, at least after marriage, a woman must cover her hair if she's married. She can wear a wig though, so it can't be her real hair. But the point is, it is in the Torah. It is in according to what they call the Halacha. To be precise, the Jewish law derived from the written and oral Torah. In Christianity, women are supposed to cover their hair. It's in Genesis chapter 24, verse 65. In the Jewish Judaism, men covering their hit as a form of humility.

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Not in not in the the majority of Christians though, but even men have that

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food for example.

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Pig, both Jews and Christians, and also Muslims are forbidden from eating pork and pig. A lot of Christians don't know this because maybe they don't know their Bible. Well. Definitely Jews know this. Her dirty animals carcasses.

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For example, scavengers, very similar to Muslims. The Jews, for example, share the Hanafi madhhab Would you believe that? The Jews share the Hanafi madhhab where fish only is allowed if they have fins and scales? The Hanif is done, but they say it's disliked to eat crustaceans, like crabs and shellfish and things like that. But the majority of the skulls, which is the overwhelming

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evidence, and it's corrected hamdulillah which the majority of scholars have adopted this opinion, is that any living creature that any creature that lives in the sea, with a part time or full time whether you call it official or not, but lives in the sea? Here's Hello

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And based on the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, even the shark, someone said, someone's getting smart with me one time and goes, but the shark is a predator. You don't know your religion.

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They're far out man. He says, How do you deal with people like that? Yes, the shock is a predator. But that's an exception in Islam because the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, el bajo will help our Tahoma oil filmmakers in the ocean. It's how water is clean, it's pure. And anything in it is halal, whether dead or alive, and you can fish a shark and ate it. As for the predators of land animals, birds, including birds, those are the ones that are forbidden Russell's awesome actually, in the Quran, it's stated, but not sharks and fish. There's just a difference of opinion amongst some schools of thought. So the hooked beak bird like the predator birds, the hawk and Eagle, such as

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bass, like lions, and tigers, and cats, and anything with canines, or, you know, clauses to anyway, so the people of the Book agree with us to a certain extent with that. Some similar beliefs. And the concept of death and life after the Jews don't talk too much about the hereafter. They have difference of opinions about it. But the Christians certainly do the Day of Judgment. They have resurrection, Jews believe in the resurrection, but they have slightly different ways. They believe in paradise and hellfire

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and so on.

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Brothers and sisters very quickly, some of the Muslims asked me about marrying from the people of the book. And I would like to make a very quick comment over here. You all know that I'm a marriage celebrant I married people off.

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I'm not a divorce celebrant. I'm a marriage celebrant every time someone I do their marriage, I think that I'm supposed to be the person that divorces them as well. That you did our marriage. I got you together. I'm not the one who picks you up. I can give advice. Someone asked me a very quick question. But brothers and sisters on the phone. I can't talk about these matters. You have to go to the board of Imams, you have to go to sheiks and Imams who deal with they've got to sit and listen to both sides. I can't just sit on the phone and hear a story about what you're saying about your spouse. I don't know if that's true or not. I don't know. And this needs a long time. But anyway,

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let's move on. Some people they say well, I want to marry a Christian or a Jew. The Quran says that we are allowed to marry from the people of the book. Allah does say this in the Quran. This day all good things have been made lawful to you the food of the people of the book is permitted to you and your food is permitted to them

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and permitted to you are chaste to women, be they either from among the believers or from among those who have received the book before you provided you become their protectors in wedlock after paying them their bridal Jew. Rather than go around committing fornication and taking them as secret companions. The work of he who refuses to follow the way of faith will go waste and he will be among the utter losers in the hereafter. The meaning of this verse, which is in chapter five, verse five sort of Nyssa is that Muslims are allowed to marry are Muslims are allowed to eat from the slaughtered Halal animals such as the cows and sheep and all that livestock or chicken and so on

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from a Christian who slaughtered it or a Jew who slaughtered it. Because generally speaking in their belief, they do mention God's name in the Name of God. In Lebanon, we have orthodox Maronites, and we live among them, and they always say Bismillah Obis Murghab in the name of the Lord in the Name of Allah, so we can eat from their food. Someone asked me what if they forgot to say it? The scholars jurist agree that if a Muslim or a Jew or a Christian forgot to say Bismillah, then you can still eat. It's not a problem. Even if you quoted the verse don't eat that which Allah's name has not been mentioned, meaning Allah's name has deliberately not been mentioned. If it's a Muslim, for

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example, who said or a Christian or Jew said Bismillah once and slaughtered five sheep, for example, they only need to say it once because the intention is for all the five sheep. That's fine. Islam is pretty simple in that way, so long as they declare that I am a Christian, a follower of Christianity and the Bible and they declare that they are Jewish, and they follow the Jewish Bible, then you can eat from their food, it is halal, such as kosher for example, marrying from them. Only a Muslim man is allowed to marry a woman from the people of the book from a Christian woman or a Jewish woman on condition that they are chased. Chased means

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the scholars talk that differed on this but the correct opinion the majority opinion is this. The evidence is I'm convinced with this evidence is that they are women who are not known to

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take money to sleep around.

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And they are women who are general who are chaste, meaning that they don't take money to sleep around. Now there is a difference of opinion on that, but also from among the Muslim women.

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as well.

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So Allah mentioned from the Muslim women and from the Christians and Jewish women.

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Otherwise people who have committed Zina adultery or fornication they repented are not considered considered adulterous or fornicators. There are people who are known openly that they offer this service. That's the context of the verse without going into too much detail, maybe another time can talk about why Muslim men allowed and not not Muslim women allowed to marry Christian men and Christian Jewish men. Because in an Islamic government and Islamic court system where it is, if the if it is there,

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in Islamic system or forget about Islamic court in an Islamic system, whoever follows it, the roles of the husband roles of the wife are different. One of the roles of the husband is that he's the protector and maintainer, he is responsible and accountable for his family's affairs. So if he marries a Christian or Jewish woman, it generally means that she agrees to that condition because in Christianity and Judaism is the same. Men are the protectors and maintainers of women in Christianity and Judaism is the same. And they are accountable and responsible to spend on them to look after and protect them and so on. So the husband is the authority of protecting and maintaining

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his family, but the woman is not the wife is not. So the opposite would mean that if a Muslim woman married a Christian or a Jewish man, he will have authority over her and her family. But one of the conditions is that the children are raised and taught Islam. If you have an authority above you who's of a different religion, it is more likely that the family will go astray and follow another religion. That's how it's taken. Now, when you look at Australia only or the West, the laws are a little bit different. My advice to you brothers and sisters is don't marry people from other than your religion. That's my advice in some scholars even forbidden, although it's not correct, you can

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still marry from them. But there are so many problems I've seen

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in brothers marrying Christian sisters, sisters in humanity, because we are brothers, sisters, in humanity, not in religion.

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So compatibility is important. Being agreeing on how you're going to raise your lives is important. between Muslims, it's hard enough. Imagine having totally different religions. I know of people who married them and because of their love, and whatever they want to compromise and they did a halal Muslim marriage and they went to the church and did a priest marriage and then when Christmas comes along, and eight comes along, they compromise and they say we're sharing. Now if a Muslim man marries a Christian woman or a Jewish woman, she has a right to practice her own religion and faith and go to the church. He has no right to prevent her. But as far as children have to be raised in

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Islam, let's come to that agreement. My advice to you brothers sisters who are living here, avoid marrying people of other religions because the problems are greater and less hamdulillah they genuinely and truly become Muslims and want to become Muslims then hundreds it's even better I know of brothers who married

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women who were Christian and Jew and they converted or reverted to Islam, and hamdulillah they've been married for 20 3040 years and they're amazing mashallah, but it's just a big risk for both of you. There'll be so many clashes

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so my brothers and sisters just in a nutshell, I know I promised I'm gonna let you ask questions is five minutes for a shirt. So how they will sell Aloha novena Mohammed while earlier Savi has remained