Bilal Assad – Hajj & Its Significance

Bilal Assad
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Brothers and sisters, today we'll take a break.

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I wanna talk about

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a bit about Hajj,

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and

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the significance of the different practices

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and rituals

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that we do in Hajj. And I wanna

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bring it to what it means to us,

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as a whole community

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of believers, what what does it mean? What

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does it signify?

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With a little bit of history, and then

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we're gonna go on to talk about the

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significance of these 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

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that we are currently in.

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And also the day of Arafah,

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followed by the

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practices surrounding

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Eid al Adha,

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the uthiya korban or korbani, some people call

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it, sacrifice.

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All of its conditions.

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So we're gonna have fun tonight inshallah.

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We'll leave the questions to the end. Of

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course, if there are any questions that you

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need to

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me to clarify, just to clarify,

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you can just put your hand up, I'll

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clarify it for you. But we're not going

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to ask,

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we're not gonna sidetrack with with questions while

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I'm giving the talk. We'll leave that to

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the end, inshallah.

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I don't know if some if a brother

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here has any connection with our sisters upstairs,

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someone can send

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questions through their

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phone, if you have a mother or a

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sister or daughter or someone upstairs,

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or even if sisters wanna throw papers.

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Please don't put rocks in them or anything.

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I assure you your husband's a good man.

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No one got it? Okay, I'll move on.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Wassa Allahu wa Salamu wa Salam.

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So Insha'Allah, let's begin with a verse of

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the Quran about Hajj, Hajj pilgrimage.

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Chapter 22 verse 27, Surat Al Hajj, Allah

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says,

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and publicly proclaim

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pilgrimage

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and publicly proclaim pilgrimage for all mankind, so

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that they come to you on foot.

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And mounted on lean camels from every distant

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point

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to witness the benefits in store for them,

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and pronounce the name of Allah during the

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appointed days,

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over the cattle that has he has provided

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them.

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So eat of it and feed the distressed

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and the needy.

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Thereafter,

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let them tidy up and fulfill their vows

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and circumambulate

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the ancient house.

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So my brothers and sisters,

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the ancient house

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is in Makkah,

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the Kaaba

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is its center.

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And when you hear in the Quran,

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the ancient house

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or

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the sacred house,

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all of this means

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the territory

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of the sacred,

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peaceful, tranquil,

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sanctified

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sanctuary which Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala made, which

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we call today Al Haram.

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In the center of it

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is the Kaaba.

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So

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Hajj,

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as you heard we're going to discuss what

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we just read.

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What is Makkah?

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What is the Kaaba?

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And what is Hajj?

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As we said, Mecca

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is the holy city,

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the most holiest city or the most sacred

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city

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for the Muslims and for the world,

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followed by Madinah, the second,

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and then Jerusalem, Baytul Maqdis

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is the third, or Masjid Al Aqsa.

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One single prayer, farduk prayer, in Mecca

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is equal to 100,000

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prayers anywhere else.

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And 1 single farduk prayer in Madinah

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is equal to some narration said 500, others

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said a 1000.

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And one prayer

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in Baytul Maqdis is 500.

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The Kaaba

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is

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the cube shape

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that you see covered with the black

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kiswa, the curtain that's over it.

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And underneath there are bricks,

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brown

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People built with brown bricks, doesn't really matter

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what color they are. Originally it was rectangular

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built by prophet Ibrahim alaihis salam and his

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son Ismael.

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This is all in the quran of course.

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We all know the story.

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But over time,

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the rectangular shape was turned into a cube,

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squarish shape.

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And that's why you see, if you've seen

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an image of it, there is a semi

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circle

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around the side

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of the Kaaba, which is called Hejur Ismail.

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The little room that prophet Ismail

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used to sit and pray in.

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That section there is actually part of the

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entire kaaba.

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So whoever prays inside of it, you can

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face in any direction you want.

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If you pray on top of the roof

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of the Kaaba, you can pray in any

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direction you want. This could be a little

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quiz that you can play sometimes with your

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kids and say, where is the only place

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that you can pray in any direction?

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And then finally, you tell them inside of

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the Kaaba are on the roof.

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So why

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did it change to a cube?

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Since it was rectangular.

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I just wanna make a very important point

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that we can understand a good lesson from.

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The prophet peace be upon him said to

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his wife, Aisha radiAllahu anha,

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if your people that's how they used to

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speak, meaning his people and her people.

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If they were not still new to Islam,

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if all this whole Quran and this message

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wasn't new to them,

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I would have demolished

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the current Kaaba and its shape because it

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was cubed.

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1400 years ago in his time. And I

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would have restored it and constructed it the

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way it was in the time of Ibrahim

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alaihis salam, rectangular.

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But he left it at that because the

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people weren't ready to accept

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that fact.

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They would have chucked an uproar.

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And we learned from here that if there

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is something

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that can be changed to better,

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but by changing it, it'll cause

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a bigger harm, such as chaos,

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then leave it as it is until the

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right time.

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So was it changed

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to a rectangle at one stage? Yes. Twice

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in the history of the Khalifa

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later

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on, after the 4 Khalifas.

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It was changed twice, then returned to a

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cube, the next Khalifa would do that, then

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changed to rectangle, then changed to a cube,

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until I forgot which Khalifa said, that's enough.

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We we gotta stop playing around with this.

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I guess it's just gonna have to be

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a cube. And it stayed like that till

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now, but we know that the semi circle

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is part of it. It has one door

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that enters, the other door and exits from

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the out from the other side. And it

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used to have 300 and something

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idols inside of it and around it until

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Rasul salaahu alaihi wa sallam entered

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back and they destroyed all the idols

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we pray towards the Kaaba as a direction,

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just a symbol of direction.

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In fact, we used to pray

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in which direction before the Kaaba. Does anyone

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know

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which way? Obviously, direction of the Kaaba in

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Arabic is called qiblah.

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Did does anyone know where the qiblah was

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at the time of the prophet

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before we prayed to the Kaaba?

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It will be led to Jerusalem, to Al

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Aqsa.

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Was it always to Jerusalem and how long

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was it?

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The Muslim in the time of Ibrahim alaihis

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salam, Abraham, 4,000 and something years ago,

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all the people prayed in the direction of

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the Kaaba of Makkah.

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But when the Israel Israelites came, Bani Israel,

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and we all believe in Bani Israel, who

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are the children of Ya'akov alaihis salam, Jacob

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and the rest of the prophets, all the

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way up until,

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all the way up until

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Jerusalem is a holy land for a holy

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city, as Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala called it.

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And then when the

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children of Israel's

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reign and,

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what do you call it, the the authority

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and leadership

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came to an end,

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the qibla was changed from Jerusalem

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back to

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Makkah, back to the Kaaba.

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I wanna talk about this a little bit.

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As for Hajj,

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Hajj is a pilgrimage.

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It is compulsory upon every muslim,

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every muslim, male and female,

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once they reach puberty,

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to go to this Hajj, to pilgrimage which

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literally means

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Hajj literally means to face in a direction

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lifetime,

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whoever is able to what?

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Able to what?

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Able to?

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Afford it? Able to?

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No, not afford it. Able to?

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Who

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can literally translate that?

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Because people, when they think of how do

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they think money? Yeah. If you're in Australia,

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it costs a man on a leg because

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of the flights and accommodation.

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But the meaning of the hadith is whoever

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is able

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to find a way there,

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which means that if you can get there

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in any way

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that is

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safe and sound for you, then go there.

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So Hajj itself doesn't have a price. You

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don't pay for it. But if you live

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anywhere close and you're able to get there,

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for whoever is able to get there. So

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obviously, here in Australia and around the world,

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it costs a lot of money to get

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there. What is it now? 20

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20,000 for

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$30,000

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almost. Allahu'an.

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Oh, it's very hard.

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So now we used to do, you know,

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Mahar Mahar when people get married, they do

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a dowry.

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You know what Mahar is?

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Bridal

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gift. So in the past when they said,

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my you know, the sister acts, masha'Allah, very

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modest, some of them they say, I just

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want Hajj. Now she says Hajj. It's not

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very modest at all, isn't

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it? 30 grand, man.

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Alright.

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In my village, in from Lebanon, 100,000 is

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the minimum dowry.

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So Hajj is still okay.

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Hajj is a good mahar.

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But $30,000

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in it. 60,000 for 2 people.

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Make it easy.

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So the Hajj,

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for a person who's able to get there

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If a person cannot make it there and

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they died and they haven't done hajj,

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then from the mercy of Allah, someone else

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can do the Hajj on their behalf.

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It doesn't have to be a relative. It

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can be anybody.

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On one condition, that whoever does the Hajj

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on behalf of the person who's passed away,

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who couldn't do it,

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they would have already done their Hajj first.

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So you have to do your Hajj first,

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then you can do a second Hajj on

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behalf of someone who's passed away, and it'll

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be it'll count.

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And if you passed away while having the

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intention to do Hajj, but you were unable,

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it'll be written for you insha'Allah, according to

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the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam's words.

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The Hajj, my dear brothers and sisters, is

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connected to the great prophet Ibrahim

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alaihis salawam and his family.

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And

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it is the first holy place of worship

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on earth.

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The first holy place of worship

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on earth.

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Its foundations

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were built or constructed or laid down by

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prophet Adam, the first human being

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according to the authentic hadith.

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And Ibrahim and alayhis salam and Isma'il alayhim

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as salam constructed the Kaaba onto this original

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foundation. So when they dug deep, the narration

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says

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that they found

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the

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foundations of Adam alaihis salam. I'm not sure

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if this is authentic, but they dug deep.

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The point is, they built the Kaaba

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together,

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and there's a long story to it. I

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just recited the verse from all around the

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world. People started going

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And the hearts

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came attached to this place from all people

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of the world. Muslim and non Muslim.

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For 1000 of years.

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Allah says in the Quran,

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In chapter 3 verse 97 96, Allah says,

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behold the first house of prayer established for

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mankind is the one at Bakr.

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So Mecca has several names.

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Bakr is the ancient name of Mecca.

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It is full of blessing

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and a center of guidance for the whole

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world.

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In it, there are clear signs.

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And the station of Abraham,

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whoever enters it, becomes secure.

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Pilgrimage to the house is a duty

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owed to Allah

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by all who can make their way

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to it.

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See why I said now? All those who

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can make their way to it. As for

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those who refuse to follow his command,

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surely Allah does not stand

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in need of anything.

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Some people say why does god need us

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to go to his house and pray towards

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Allah doesn't need anything.

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When you talk about someone who cares and

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loves, they want the best for you.

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Allah is the most caring and most merciful.

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He wants the best for you. But you

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have to do your part as well. You

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have to want it. If you don't want

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it, Allah says, well he's not in need.

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What's he going to benefit if you go

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or don't go?

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So we learn tremendous lessons from this verse

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alone. Let's go through it very quickly then

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I want to discuss all the different practices.

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What does it mean when Allah says,

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this is the first house of prayer established

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for mankind?

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The reason that

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this was revealed

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and the reason why Allah says,

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the first house of prayer

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established for mankind,

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is because this verse came down

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in response

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to refute

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the jews who lived around the prophet, peace

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be upon him,

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and the pagan arabs

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and the hypocrites,

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when the qiblah,

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the direction of prayer,

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was changed from Jerusalem

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to Mecca,

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the qiblah.

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The jews

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said,

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what made you change from Jerusalem

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to Mecca? Said look at him,

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he can't decide.

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He's returning back to the religion of his

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own people.

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He

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seems to have found some affection to his

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people, so he keeps changing his religion.

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So they made that claim and accusation.

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And they also said, look at him, he

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claims

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that he is a follower of his forefather,

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Abraham,

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yet he changed from Jerusalem

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to Mecca. The Jews were trying to say

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that Jerusalem is the place of Abraham.

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The people of Mecca,

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the pagan Arabs,

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they also accused the proper peace of Godin

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when the kibla was changed.

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They said,

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oh,

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I think this is a good sign.

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Finally, Muhammad, salallahu alaihi wasallam, is coming to

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his senses.

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He realized that the Jews

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weren't above us in knowledge and he was

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returning back to his

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origins,

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his people.

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So for both of them, for the Jews

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it meant Obviously, they were always trying to

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accuse and then put fitna, they're just trying

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to cause trouble.

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They made it

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into a progeny thing, a lineage, an ethnicity.

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The pagan Arabs also made it into a

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tribal thing.

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As for the hypocrites, they said,

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he can't decide which religion is right

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and which qiblah is right. He's delusional.

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So everybody wanted to

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make a little issue. Just like today, whoever

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wants to, doesn't wanna know the truth. They

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just wanna pick on every little thing, just

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to create chaos and problems.

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So Allah sent this verse down by saying,

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what are you guys talking about? Especially you,

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Jewish people.

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You know in your scriptures

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that the first house of God that was

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laid on earth was not Jerusalem.

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It was Mecca, it was the Kaaba.

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And

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the

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That Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala points out in

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other verses, he says,

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you all know

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that the house in Jerusalem

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was not established

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until

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about,

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450

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years after Moses

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by prophet Solomon.

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And this is in the bible,

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in 1 kings

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chapter 6 verse 1,

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where it says that it was during this

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time worshipers of Allah started praying towards

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Jerusalem.

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And also in 1 king's,

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in the bible,

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chapter 8, verse 29 and 30,

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Jerusalem was after Moses.

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So where do people worship before that? The

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original house,

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which was built by who?

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By Abraham. Ibrahim alaihis salam.

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And we know that the Arabs in the

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arab peninsula, it's undisputed

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that the Kaaba and Matqah was established by

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prophet Ibrahim alaihis salam.

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800 or 900 years before prophet Moses.

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Before prophet Moses.

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The prophet

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had gone to Medina

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and up to this time was praying towards

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Jerusalem about,

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maybe

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maybe

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within within a few years, Rasool salallahu alaihi

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wasallam, maybe 16 months,

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he was looking at the sky

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and Allah knew

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that prophet Muhammad, salallahu alayhi wasalam,

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was after something. He was after a revelation

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for something, but he's too embarrassed to ask

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Allah. So Allah knew what he wanted.

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What did he want?

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Allah says in the Quran,

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in chapter 2, verse 144.

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We see you

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often turning your face towards the sky.

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Now

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we are turning you to the direction that

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will satisfy you.

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Turn your face towards the holy mosque and

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wherever you are,

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turn your faces

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towards it in prayer.

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Those who have been granted the scripture,

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certainly know that this injunction to change direction

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of prayer

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is right

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and is from their lord

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and is not heedless of what they do.

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Allah is telling the prophet

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we see you often

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turning your face towards the heavens

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and now we shall turn your face towards

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a direction that satisfies you.

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Is telling us that Rasool salaam was expecting

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this to come soon. That soon the qiblah

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should be changed from Jerusalem to Mecca. Why?

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Because as I said before,

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the era of the Israelite leadership

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at that point had come to a termination.

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And this verse is saying that Allah knows

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the prophet's feeling,

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that since the termination of israelite leadership,

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era had now come, the central position of

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jerusalem had also seized.

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And the need to return

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to the original center

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of the Abrahamic mission

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have to commence.

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So

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why are we praying towards gaba? It's the

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original place of

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the original dawhid, the monotheistic,

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abrahamic faith.

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Right from the beginning.

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Now of course brothers and sisters, Allah says

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in other verses,

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anywhere you

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face,

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you are facing Allah.

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What does it mean? It means Allah doesn't

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really need us to pray or face towards

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a particular direction in order to

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prove that we're praying to him. Yes, he

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commanded us towards the Makkah. But let's say

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you're in the desert,

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or you're in a place where you don't

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know which direction

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Makkah is or Kaaba. You don't. It's cloudy.

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You don't have your phone. You don't have

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a compass. You got nothing.

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Allah says in the Quran, wherever you face,

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that is correct. So at the end of

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the day, it's not the Kaaba that makes

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your prayer right or wrong.

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It's worshiping Allah, obeying Allah, following what he

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told us. We don't worship a brick house.

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The other purpose of facing towards the qiblah

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is to unify

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the Muslim Ummah, to unify

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our identity,

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brotherhood,

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sisterhood,

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community,

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The togetherness.

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When when when someone becomes a Muslim,

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or you weren't religious and you repent,

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not only do you feel a fraternity, a

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brotherhood, a sisterhood around you in your community,

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also, even if you're at home and by

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yourself,

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even if you don't know anybody among the

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muslims,

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the fact that you face in a specific

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direction,

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with the rest of the nearly 2

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1,000,000,000 muslims, if they all prayed. Let's say

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1,000,000,000.

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At least with the entire muslim world,

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you are together with them 5 times a

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day.

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There is nothing like this in the entire

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world.

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No religion in the world has this

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in the same way.

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So the brotherhood and sisterhood bond that we

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have

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is not only physical

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but it is spiritually together.

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Mentally together.

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Emotionally together.

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It's the strongest bond of brotherhood and sisterhood

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to exist

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in the history of humankind.

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And it is Allah who called us,

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the believers, as brothers and sisters.

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Before

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Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasalam, anyone who followed prophets,

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they were brothers and sisters, but there were

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tribes,

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separate.

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But when Muhammad salallahu alaihi wa sallam came,

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and the tibla was changed to Makkah, and

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the Hajj was reestablished properly,

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of course it was always being practiced, but

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now it was practiced with monotheism. Before it

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was practiced with polytheism, with worshiping different idols.

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And they worshiped and they did things terrible.

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It got to a point where the pagan

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harabs of Mecca used to charge money

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in the name of the gods and say

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you've gotta

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use,

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pure

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clothing,

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you know, to circumvent that around the Kaaba.

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So the poor people who couldn't afford

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the clothing that the Meccans provided, they said

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our clothing is the pure one, we are

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custodians of Mecca. And they couldn't afford the

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clothing, the shroud that we wear when we

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do some circumambulation,

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the ihram.

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They started circumambulating

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naked.

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There came a time they were circumambulating around

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the Kaaba.

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Some people without any clothes.

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Until islam came and said what's this business?

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People were commercializing

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Hajj and making money off it in the

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name of the gods

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and so on. So Islam came and made

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everybody equal. The poor, the rich, the big,

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the small,

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the high, the low, the successful, the non

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successful, the one who had a status, then

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everybody.

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The one who didn't, the king and the

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peasant, everybody was the same.

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There were no peasants anymore. We were all

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equal.

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So Hajj, my dear brothers and sisters, is

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the strongest

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symbol today

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of our identity

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and our unity

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as equal brothers

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and sisters.

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In this verse

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it says

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in there

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are clear signs

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with the station of Abraham and proof it

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is chosen by Allah as a sanctuary. How

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do we prove that? What do you mean

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that in there, there are clear signs? Clear

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signs of what?

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Clear signs that it is a safe, peaceful

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sanctuary,

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and that it is sacred.

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Allah tells us there are signs. What are

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these signs?

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Well you have to know a bit of

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its history and when you go there, you'll

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understand.

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Even if you see it on

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social media, you can tell.

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1,000,000 people will be going around together. Men,

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women and children.

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And they come out all in one piece.

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Beautiful in harmony.

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The way you

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make tawaf and circumambulate.

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The way Allah has designed. The way we

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walk together. The way we enter. The way

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we exit.

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You enter and exit peacefully.

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Tranquil.

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There's nothing like this in the world.

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Number 1,

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despite being in the heart

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of a wide expanse of dry desert,

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Mecca,

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its inhabitants

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have always lived

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and enjoyed

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a satisfactory life of peace

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and quality of life

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throughout the 1000 of years since the time

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of Abraham at Asena. Number 2,

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how is it a clear sign of sanctuary?

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Although the rest of Arabia

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were plunged

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in chaos

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and fighting

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and disorder all around Makkah, the whole Arabian

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Peninsula,

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for 2 and a half

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1000 years

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they were in

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chaos up until prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam came along.

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Peace and tranquility

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always remained

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in and around

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the city of Makkah.

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That was never disturbed.

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Can you imagine that? The third sign,

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the entire Arabian peninsula

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enjoyed 4 months,

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4 months

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of peace and order every year,

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which was called al ashrulhurum.

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In english, the 4 sacred months,

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when people went to pilgrimage.

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They are Rajab,

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Dhul Qadah,

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Dhul Hijjah and Muharrah. They're called the sacred

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months. Even till today, they exist.

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So

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whenever

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these sacred months came along,

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the Arabs respected

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it. No one was allowed to fight anyone

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else. They laid down arms and said, let's

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just wait until the 4 months are over.

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Ashurul Khurrul. So it's a place of sanctuary

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that governed a lot of the peace.

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Number 4,

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50 years before the Quran was revealed,

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the incident of Abraha. Remember the

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ethiopian king, Abraha, who brought the elephant, wanting

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to destroy the Kaaba, and we have a

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whole surah about it and the birds came

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and dropped

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those rocks, those burning rocks and Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala protected the Kaaba. You might be

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saying, why wouldn't it happen now anymore? Because

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in those days there was no one to

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protect the Kaaba. There were no monotheists, there

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were no

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worshipers of Allah that protected it. So Allah

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took it upon himself. But now after Muhammad

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salallahu alaihi wasallam,

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Allah guaranteed the ummah, the nation or the

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community of Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasallam will never

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die. To

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the toward the end of time.

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There will always be standing. Therefore Allah put

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that responsibility upon us. We protect it. It's

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on our shoulders.

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And if we are not united, and if

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we disperse and we start fighting each other,

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that's when

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even Mecca itself

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could be at risk.

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So now

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but so long as its sanctuary is there,

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there is a good sign that there is

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hope in this Muslim ummah.

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This is what it means.

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Number 6,

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pre Islamic era, which we call the age

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of ignorance, Asur jahiliyah.

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Those who thirsted for each other's blood saw

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their enemies in the sacred territory,

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but would not dare to attack them.

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So as you can see, this is what

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it means when Allah says, fihi ayaatun

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bayinat.

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Inat there are clear signs. Clear signs that

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it is a sanctuary.

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And you know, there is the famous proverb,

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all roads lead to Mecca. Have you heard

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that one before?

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Never heard of all roads lead to Mecca?

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What about,

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what about,

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many roads lead to Mecca?

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No?

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No? You guys gotta read hot.

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So the the proverb, all roads lead to

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Mecca, because Mecca was known for you can

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enter it from all directions.

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South,

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North, South, East and West. They had many

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doors. The proverb means

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that,

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there are many pathways

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to your goals.

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So Allah made this central place.

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Let's now move into the story

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of how this whole story began. You all

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know it, but I wanna emphasize on a

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few things. The place that I wanna start

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with the history of this beautiful place

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starts with 2 people.

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Very simple, 2

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people.

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They were just

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they were weak

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compared to the rest. They had no army.

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They had no

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power.

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It was one

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woman and her baby child.

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Have you ever thought about that?

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Yeah. Every day

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there are at least

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300,000

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people

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in this place Mecca everyday.

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Everyday.

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And right now in Hajj,

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a minimum of 2,000,000 people to 3,000,000

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Never

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or I don't know of any history when

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people never circumambulate around the Kaaba, night or

00:32:08 --> 00:32:09

day, 247.

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Except when there was a flood one time

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and even one Sahabi,

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he swam around it.

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Which shows you can make bawaf swimming,

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or riding on your camel, or even in

00:32:22 --> 00:32:23

your car.

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They have it now. They've got buses on

00:32:26 --> 00:32:27

the top. Have you seen it? They circle

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over there with buses now. The point is,

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this

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humongous

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this place in the middle of the desert

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started off

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with 2

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physically weak people.

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A mother

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who had just given birth

00:32:43 --> 00:32:46

to an infant baby. Her name was Hajar

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alaihassalam

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and the little baby's name was Ismaeel alaihassalam.

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What happened?

00:32:53 --> 00:32:54

Prophet Ibrahim

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is her husband and prophet Ishmael

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is his son. He had another child named

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Ishaq

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and another wife named

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Sarah.

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All of them did Hajj. In our Islamic

00:33:07 --> 00:33:08

books, all of them did Hajj. All of

00:33:08 --> 00:33:11

them respected it. Not just Isma'in, but Ishaug

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and Sarah and all of them, alaymus salam.

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Ibrahim alayhis salam was ordered by Allah

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to take his wife, who was previously

00:33:19 --> 00:33:21

a slave of a king in Egypt, a

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tyrant king.

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And,

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he freed her,

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and Prabhu Abraham alayhi salam married her as

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a second wife. She was gifted by Sarah,

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who was who Hajar was originally her slave.

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She freed her and gifted her to prophet

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Ibrahim alaihi sallam to marry her because she

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was felt sorry for Ibrahim alaihi sallam. They

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had grown old in age and couldn't have

00:33:40 --> 00:33:42

children yet. So he married her and had

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Ishmael. And afterwards, he had Ishaa.

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So Allah found that I told him, you

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have to go and take Hajar and Ishmael,

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your first newborn son. Ibrahim al Salam was

00:33:52 --> 00:33:53

over 80, 90 years old.

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In the middle of the desert. You got

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to leave him there and walk back. Don't

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even say a word.

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Nothing.

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So we took his wife and son, they

00:34:03 --> 00:34:04

didn't know where we were going. He placed

00:34:04 --> 00:34:06

them in the middle of this desert.

00:34:07 --> 00:34:08

Not a single

00:34:09 --> 00:34:11

soul other than them. Nothing. Not even water.

00:34:12 --> 00:34:13

Just vultures and beasts.

00:34:14 --> 00:34:16

They sat down, he got up and started

00:34:16 --> 00:34:17

walking away.

00:34:18 --> 00:34:22

Hananja saw him. She understood what that meant

00:34:22 --> 00:34:23

by her husband.

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So she hurried

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up to him and said

00:34:28 --> 00:34:29

Ibrahim,

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in her own language of course, it was

00:34:31 --> 00:34:31

in Arabic.

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Who are you leaving us to?

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And he wouldn't reply.

00:34:38 --> 00:34:40

He just kept walking not looking at it

00:34:40 --> 00:34:42

because he doesn't wanna feel compassion

00:34:42 --> 00:34:45

which will make him disobey Allah. He obviously

00:34:45 --> 00:34:45

he won't

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but he has to obey Allah with no

00:34:47 --> 00:34:48

hesitation.

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Yeah Ibrahim ila man tatrukana,

00:34:51 --> 00:34:52

who are you leaving us to? To? Who

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are you leaving us to? Just answer me.

00:34:55 --> 00:34:57

He wouldn't reply. He just kept walking. Not

00:34:57 --> 00:34:58

a single sound.

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It's very terrifying.

00:35:02 --> 00:35:03

And then,

00:35:04 --> 00:35:05

because she's pious and she's knowledgeable,

00:35:08 --> 00:35:10

she stopped and asked him one question.

00:35:16 --> 00:35:18

Was it Allah who commanded you to do

00:35:18 --> 00:35:19

this?

00:35:20 --> 00:35:22

And he only said one word,

00:35:22 --> 00:35:23

ajal, yes.

00:35:24 --> 00:35:25

She stood back,

00:35:26 --> 00:35:28

went sat back down and she said one

00:35:28 --> 00:35:28

word.

00:35:37 --> 00:35:37

Therefore,

00:35:38 --> 00:35:38

Allah

00:35:39 --> 00:35:40

will not leave us.

00:35:41 --> 00:35:41

Allah

00:35:42 --> 00:35:43

will not lose us.

00:35:45 --> 00:35:46

The reliance on Allah.

00:35:46 --> 00:35:48

Yeah, and she's like a single mother,

00:35:48 --> 00:35:50

modern day single mother,

00:35:50 --> 00:35:51

left alone,

00:35:52 --> 00:35:53

with no child support,

00:35:54 --> 00:35:54

with no

00:35:55 --> 00:35:55

housing,

00:35:56 --> 00:35:58

with a husband who just Yeah. Of course,

00:35:58 --> 00:36:00

I'm giving a modern day example. Ibrahim alaihis

00:36:00 --> 00:36:01

salam would never leave him. This is the

00:36:01 --> 00:36:02

command of Allah.

00:36:03 --> 00:36:04

But it's like modern day, a single mother

00:36:04 --> 00:36:06

with no child support, no housing,

00:36:08 --> 00:36:11

the father of her child has just abandoned

00:36:11 --> 00:36:13

them with no whereabouts, don't know where he's

00:36:13 --> 00:36:13

gone.

00:36:14 --> 00:36:16

And she's alone with no support whatsoever.

00:36:17 --> 00:36:18

Not even a refuge.

00:36:18 --> 00:36:20

In the middle of the desert.

00:36:22 --> 00:36:24

But Allah doesn't leave

00:36:25 --> 00:36:26

her because she relied on it.

00:36:27 --> 00:36:28

Of course, she kept doing things.

00:36:29 --> 00:36:31

After the food ran out and her milk

00:36:31 --> 00:36:32

ran out, they got hungry,

00:36:32 --> 00:36:34

she started to run

00:36:34 --> 00:36:35

between

00:36:35 --> 00:36:37

2 little hills called Safa

00:36:37 --> 00:36:38

and Marwa.

00:36:40 --> 00:36:42

There's about 500 meters between them.

00:36:43 --> 00:36:46

Maybe, maybe I exaggerated, maybe 250 meters between

00:36:46 --> 00:36:46

them.

00:36:47 --> 00:36:49

And she would go up, suffer,

00:36:50 --> 00:36:52

and she would walk back, looking at her

00:36:52 --> 00:36:54

baby, and there was a ditch, like a

00:36:54 --> 00:36:55

little

00:36:57 --> 00:36:58

ditch in the ground which she went

00:36:59 --> 00:37:01

underneath and then she would run that ditch.

00:37:01 --> 00:37:02

Why she would run? Because she couldn't see

00:37:02 --> 00:37:04

her baby, so she would run it.

00:37:04 --> 00:37:06

To get back up, see if her baby's

00:37:06 --> 00:37:08

alright on the floor. She'd go to the

00:37:08 --> 00:37:09

next one, Marwa, look around.

00:37:10 --> 00:37:12

Back and forth, back and forth, doing exactly

00:37:12 --> 00:37:12

that.

00:37:13 --> 00:37:14

On the 7th time,

00:37:15 --> 00:37:17

she was at Marwa and she heard a

00:37:17 --> 00:37:18

noise

00:37:19 --> 00:37:22

where Ismael was. So she said to herself,

00:37:22 --> 00:37:23

Sa

00:37:23 --> 00:37:26

Sa. Shh. Shh. When a person's spent time

00:37:26 --> 00:37:29

alone, they talk to themselves. She goes, shh.

00:37:30 --> 00:37:32

She went back and what did she see

00:37:32 --> 00:37:33

according to Islamic traditions?

00:37:34 --> 00:37:35

She saw

00:37:35 --> 00:37:36

water.

00:37:37 --> 00:37:38

Water gushing.

00:37:39 --> 00:37:41

A very big water gushing from underneath the

00:37:41 --> 00:37:42

ground,

00:37:42 --> 00:37:45

near the feet of the baby Ishmael alaihi

00:37:45 --> 00:37:46

wa sallam.

00:37:48 --> 00:37:50

Our traditions from the prophet says

00:37:50 --> 00:37:52

that Jibreel alaihis salam

00:37:53 --> 00:37:53

descended

00:37:54 --> 00:37:56

in a form of a of a man

00:37:56 --> 00:37:58

and he stamped his foot near

00:37:58 --> 00:37:58

Ishmael's

00:37:59 --> 00:38:00

feet

00:38:00 --> 00:38:02

and out of it came gushing water.

00:38:03 --> 00:38:04

Now because he was so huge, he was

00:38:04 --> 00:38:06

about to create a river.

00:38:07 --> 00:38:09

Hajar started to gather the soil and the

00:38:09 --> 00:38:10

rocks to make it smaller.

00:38:11 --> 00:38:13

And she would say the words,

00:38:15 --> 00:38:16

Maybe it was their language,

00:38:17 --> 00:38:19

but from here the name, Zamzam

00:38:20 --> 00:38:23

came out. That's why we call it zamzamwara.

00:38:24 --> 00:38:25

Which means shrink shrink.

00:38:26 --> 00:38:28

So it was bigger and it shrunk.

00:38:31 --> 00:38:33

And the prophet feisty of an im does

00:38:33 --> 00:38:34

make a remark. He says, may Allah have

00:38:34 --> 00:38:36

mercy on our mother. Hajar, had she not

00:38:36 --> 00:38:37

sit to the water, shrink,

00:38:38 --> 00:38:41

it would be far and wide feeding

00:38:42 --> 00:38:45

and giving water far and beyond. I don't

00:38:45 --> 00:38:47

know what that means, but what happened that

00:38:47 --> 00:38:48

day, the water shrunk.

00:38:49 --> 00:38:50

Until today brothers and sisters,

00:38:51 --> 00:38:52

nearly 4,500

00:38:53 --> 00:38:53

years later,

00:38:54 --> 00:38:57

this zen zen fountain and the well

00:38:57 --> 00:38:59

has not decreased

00:38:59 --> 00:39:00

even

00:39:00 --> 00:39:01

an inch.

00:39:02 --> 00:39:05

It is exactly flowing as it always

00:39:05 --> 00:39:07

flowed. And they don't know where the water

00:39:07 --> 00:39:09

is coming from. A lot of research has

00:39:09 --> 00:39:11

been done these days.

00:39:11 --> 00:39:12

I don't know if you read about it.

00:39:12 --> 00:39:14

There's a lot of research on the internet.

00:39:14 --> 00:39:16

You can look how much they're doing of

00:39:16 --> 00:39:19

Zamzam water, its content, its ingredients, where it's

00:39:19 --> 00:39:21

coming from, why is it continuing.

00:39:22 --> 00:39:24

What they found was that it has many

00:39:24 --> 00:39:26

streams. It comes from the different mountains all

00:39:26 --> 00:39:27

around. 360.

00:39:28 --> 00:39:29

They don't know exactly where it comes from,

00:39:29 --> 00:39:31

but it comes from the mountains 360.

00:39:32 --> 00:39:33

And no matter how much you take out

00:39:33 --> 00:39:36

of it, it rises and it stops at

00:39:36 --> 00:39:37

a certain level. It will not overflow.

00:39:38 --> 00:39:40

It will never overflow. It stops. So there's

00:39:40 --> 00:39:42

some kind of a balance in the earth

00:39:42 --> 00:39:44

there that makes it stop there. Truly, and

00:39:44 --> 00:39:46

it's it's a kind of miracle, if you

00:39:46 --> 00:39:48

like. I mean, everything, every blessing is a

00:39:48 --> 00:39:49

miracle. It's a blessing from

00:39:50 --> 00:39:51

Allah and a sign.

00:39:52 --> 00:39:53

And the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him,

00:39:53 --> 00:39:54

said about Zamzamwara,

00:40:02 --> 00:40:05

The best water on earth is Zamzam

00:40:07 --> 00:40:09

and he said, sallallahu alaihi wasallam, having a

00:40:09 --> 00:40:12

food benefit and a natural healer

00:40:12 --> 00:40:13

for ailments.

00:40:15 --> 00:40:16

Now I'm not sure about the first part.

00:40:17 --> 00:40:18

It's the best water on earth, but certainly

00:40:18 --> 00:40:20

the second part is authentic

00:40:20 --> 00:40:21

and

00:40:22 --> 00:40:22

graded

00:40:23 --> 00:40:24

authentic in Sahih

00:40:25 --> 00:40:26

by albani and others.

00:40:27 --> 00:40:29

And there is also research at the moment.

00:40:29 --> 00:40:30

I told you last time that I like

00:40:30 --> 00:40:32

researching this place called PubMed.

00:40:32 --> 00:40:35

It's, National Center For Biotechnology Information.

00:40:36 --> 00:40:38

And I've got an article there, dated December

00:40:38 --> 00:40:38

2020

00:40:40 --> 00:40:43

22. It says, in response to a BBC

00:40:43 --> 00:40:46

claim that Zamzam water was cancerous

00:40:46 --> 00:40:48

of high serum

00:40:48 --> 00:40:51

arsenic and nitrate contents, which made the UK

00:40:51 --> 00:40:55

ban its import in in 2020. I'm sorry,

00:40:55 --> 00:40:56

I said 22.

00:40:56 --> 00:40:59

And this article refutes it, researched by 20

00:41:00 --> 00:41:00

scientists.

00:41:01 --> 00:41:05

And it's entitled Zamzam Water is Pathogen Free.

00:41:06 --> 00:41:08

And then have all these big words,

00:41:09 --> 00:41:13

and exerts tissue protective effects, relieving BBC

00:41:13 --> 00:41:17

concerns. The conclusion is confirmed safety and beneficial

00:41:17 --> 00:41:19

effects of Zamzam water for human health.

00:41:21 --> 00:41:21

There is nothing

00:41:23 --> 00:41:24

cleaner or,

00:41:26 --> 00:41:27

yani. Zamzam water is one of the cleanest

00:41:27 --> 00:41:29

waters on earth, naturally.

00:41:31 --> 00:41:34

Rasool, salaam, called it, it carries food.

00:41:36 --> 00:41:37

When you drink it hands up when you

00:41:37 --> 00:41:39

drink Zamzam water, Like, the real stuff over

00:41:39 --> 00:41:41

there, not the one imported from there.

00:41:42 --> 00:41:45

And the hands go down there. Over there.

00:41:45 --> 00:41:46

And when you when you get here, it

00:41:46 --> 00:41:47

still has a bit of the taste. Right?

00:41:47 --> 00:41:49

But the biggest benefit is when you drink

00:41:49 --> 00:41:51

it straight from the fountain there or from

00:41:51 --> 00:41:54

the Madinah or Mecca there. And if you

00:41:54 --> 00:41:56

remember, it's quite heavy, isn't it?

00:41:56 --> 00:41:58

It's not easy to swallow.

00:41:59 --> 00:41:59

So

00:42:00 --> 00:42:01

the proper peace be upon me and this

00:42:01 --> 00:42:02

article actually

00:42:03 --> 00:42:05

tested it to say it has a nutritious

00:42:05 --> 00:42:06

value.

00:42:06 --> 00:42:08

It's not just water.

00:42:09 --> 00:42:11

There is we have a tradition about sahabin

00:42:11 --> 00:42:13

and Abu Zar al Ghifari. Ever heard of

00:42:13 --> 00:42:14

him? Abu Zar al Ghifari

00:42:16 --> 00:42:17

When he first became a Muslim, he's got

00:42:17 --> 00:42:19

a long story, I'll just summarize it. He

00:42:19 --> 00:42:21

came to Makkah hearing about the messenger shalallahu

00:42:21 --> 00:42:22

alaihi wa sallam,

00:42:23 --> 00:42:25

and in that time, Islam was made secret.

00:42:26 --> 00:42:27

No one was allowed to If they found

00:42:27 --> 00:42:29

out you're a Muslim, they'll imprison you or

00:42:29 --> 00:42:31

they'll kill you. So he comes in and

00:42:31 --> 00:42:33

he was allowed now for Abu Zar. And

00:42:33 --> 00:42:35

he was a leader of his tribe.

00:42:36 --> 00:42:36

And,

00:42:37 --> 00:42:38

he he said to the people, where is

00:42:38 --> 00:42:40

Mohammed? Where is this man who's calling to

00:42:40 --> 00:42:41

the religion? They said, why do you want

00:42:41 --> 00:42:42

him? He said, I wanna learn about his

00:42:42 --> 00:42:45

religion. So they beat him until he was

00:42:46 --> 00:42:48

on the floor, unconscious.

00:42:48 --> 00:42:49

So he stayed

00:42:50 --> 00:42:52

neither Kaaba, and he used to hide there,

00:42:52 --> 00:42:54

waiting to see if anybody

00:42:54 --> 00:42:56

could guide him to Muhammad

00:42:57 --> 00:42:59

and he said:

00:42:59 --> 00:43:00

I had no food,

00:43:01 --> 00:43:03

no water, and I couldn't escape.

00:43:03 --> 00:43:04

And the only

00:43:04 --> 00:43:04

source

00:43:05 --> 00:43:07

of any water or food I had was

00:43:07 --> 00:43:08

zam zam.

00:43:09 --> 00:43:10

He said, so I just drank from zam

00:43:10 --> 00:43:12

zam. He said, I was stuck there for

00:43:12 --> 00:43:15

nearly I forgot the period of time, I

00:43:15 --> 00:43:16

think he said 20 days.

00:43:16 --> 00:43:18

He said, wallahi,

00:43:19 --> 00:43:21

I found that I put on fat. I

00:43:21 --> 00:43:22

put on weight.

00:43:22 --> 00:43:25

Just from Zamzam water. How thick is authentic

00:43:25 --> 00:43:26

about Abu Ghadar al Thari waddalullah.

00:43:28 --> 00:43:31

So, Zamzam water has nutritious benefit and quenching

00:43:31 --> 00:43:32

of the thirst.

00:43:33 --> 00:43:35

SubhanAllah. Something special about that water.

00:43:35 --> 00:43:36

Now,

00:43:37 --> 00:43:38

Zamzam water.

00:43:39 --> 00:43:43

And the and the Sai, the the walking

00:43:43 --> 00:43:45

between Salfa and Marah is called Sai,

00:43:45 --> 00:43:46

Was because of who?

00:43:48 --> 00:43:49

2 little

00:43:49 --> 00:43:50

simple people.

00:43:51 --> 00:43:53

You can say a single mother.

00:43:55 --> 00:43:56

A mother alone in the desert

00:43:57 --> 00:43:57

and her baby

00:43:58 --> 00:43:58

Ishmael.

00:43:59 --> 00:44:00

Now,

00:44:00 --> 00:44:01

for nearly

00:44:02 --> 00:44:03

4000 years,

00:44:04 --> 00:44:05

give or take,

00:44:06 --> 00:44:08

men and women from all around the world,

00:44:11 --> 00:44:12

millions of people,

00:44:13 --> 00:44:16

every single day. We could say 100 of

00:44:16 --> 00:44:18

thousands of people every single day, and in

00:44:18 --> 00:44:19

Hajj time millions,

00:44:21 --> 00:44:23

they walk between these two little hills

00:44:25 --> 00:44:26

because of 1 woman,

00:44:27 --> 00:44:28

Because of 1

00:44:29 --> 00:44:29

woman.

00:44:31 --> 00:44:32

And this is

00:44:32 --> 00:44:33

one of the

00:44:34 --> 00:44:37

greatest signs of islam telling us that islam

00:44:37 --> 00:44:38

came

00:44:38 --> 00:44:39

to honor women,

00:44:40 --> 00:44:41

when they were degraded.

00:44:42 --> 00:44:43

It's the living example.

00:44:45 --> 00:44:47

And the men are the only ones who

00:44:47 --> 00:44:48

must

00:44:49 --> 00:44:49

run

00:44:50 --> 00:44:52

where that ditch used to be. I told

00:44:52 --> 00:44:53

you about the ditch, she used to now

00:44:53 --> 00:44:55

it's covered, there's 2 green lights.

00:44:56 --> 00:44:58

Only the men run it. The women don't

00:44:58 --> 00:44:58

have to.

00:45:01 --> 00:45:02

Because Hajar,

00:45:03 --> 00:45:04

she used to run it, so we run

00:45:04 --> 00:45:06

it. Just take it easy on the women

00:45:06 --> 00:45:08

in case she's pregnant or whatever. Allah says

00:45:08 --> 00:45:10

men you run it. So do you see

00:45:10 --> 00:45:12

how we're copying this woman? No one ever

00:45:12 --> 00:45:15

said, why would I copy a woman? Who's

00:45:15 --> 00:45:17

this woman? She's nothing. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

00:45:17 --> 00:45:18

doesn't look at your gender.

00:45:19 --> 00:45:21

Allah looks at your value

00:45:21 --> 00:45:22

in your actions,

00:45:23 --> 00:45:23

your piety,

00:45:24 --> 00:45:25

your righteousness,

00:45:25 --> 00:45:28

your god fearing, your obedience to Allah. If

00:45:28 --> 00:45:30

Allah tells the women you do that, men

00:45:30 --> 00:45:31

do that,

00:45:31 --> 00:45:33

a pious woman doesn't say why can only

00:45:33 --> 00:45:35

men do it and not women. A man

00:45:35 --> 00:45:36

doesn't say why is this for women, not

00:45:36 --> 00:45:39

men. Everyone has their rights and obligations and

00:45:39 --> 00:45:40

their boundaries.

00:45:41 --> 00:45:43

A pious person says I hear and I

00:45:43 --> 00:45:45

obey. I'm a woman, alhamdulillah,

00:45:45 --> 00:45:47

and this is how a woman should be.

00:45:47 --> 00:45:49

I'm a man, alhamdulillah, and this is how

00:45:49 --> 00:45:51

a man should be. These are my obligations,

00:45:51 --> 00:45:53

alhamdulillah. Allah said them, I'll do them. This

00:45:53 --> 00:45:55

is the mark of Hajar alaihi wasalam.

00:45:57 --> 00:45:59

And we drink water because of Hajar.

00:46:01 --> 00:46:02

Hajar alaihis salam

00:46:03 --> 00:46:05

was there and then the people of Yemen,

00:46:05 --> 00:46:06

Bani Jurhum,

00:46:06 --> 00:46:07

original arabs,

00:46:08 --> 00:46:09

they they were looking for a home because

00:46:09 --> 00:46:11

they had a drought and they couldn't have

00:46:11 --> 00:46:13

anything in their land and they saw vultures.

00:46:13 --> 00:46:15

So they came up and they saw the

00:46:15 --> 00:46:18

water and they didn't harm Hajar. The arabs,

00:46:18 --> 00:46:20

although they fight and there were chaos and

00:46:20 --> 00:46:21

disorder, they never harmed a woman alone.

00:46:22 --> 00:46:24

If they did that, their tribe would carry

00:46:25 --> 00:46:27

the dishonor for the rest of the year

00:46:27 --> 00:46:28

forever.

00:46:28 --> 00:46:30

So they never harmed a woman

00:46:30 --> 00:46:31

or a child alone.

00:46:32 --> 00:46:34

So they offered her to pay her a

00:46:34 --> 00:46:36

wage to share the water

00:46:36 --> 00:46:37

and she agreed.

00:46:38 --> 00:46:39

And they built a city

00:46:40 --> 00:46:41

and it became

00:46:41 --> 00:46:42

the city of Mecca.

00:46:43 --> 00:46:43

And Ishmael

00:46:44 --> 00:46:45

grew and married from them,

00:46:46 --> 00:46:48

and he had children that were mixed,

00:46:49 --> 00:46:49

arab,

00:46:50 --> 00:46:51

and wherever

00:46:51 --> 00:46:53

Ibrahim and Ishmael came from,

00:46:53 --> 00:46:56

near Babylonia, somewhere there near Ur.

00:46:57 --> 00:46:59

And there from him came Al Arab al

00:46:59 --> 00:47:01

Mustaraba. Arabs that became Arabs, so or not

00:47:01 --> 00:47:03

original Arabs. So these are most of the

00:47:03 --> 00:47:05

middle easterners are like that.

00:47:05 --> 00:47:07

Saudi's as well in the Arabian Peninsula were

00:47:07 --> 00:47:08

called the Arab mustarab.

00:47:09 --> 00:47:10

We're not very dark

00:47:11 --> 00:47:13

from Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

00:47:13 --> 00:47:17

And our great forefather is Ibrahim Abraham alaihi

00:47:17 --> 00:47:17

salallam.

00:47:18 --> 00:47:20

My brothers and sisters,

00:47:20 --> 00:47:21

the Kaaba.

00:47:23 --> 00:47:24

The Kaaba

00:47:24 --> 00:47:26

was built by Ibrahim, my son is Samayel

00:47:26 --> 00:47:27

as I said.

00:47:28 --> 00:47:30

And the Kaaba, if you like, it has

00:47:30 --> 00:47:31

the same coordinates

00:47:33 --> 00:47:34

as another Kaaba

00:47:35 --> 00:47:36

in the heavens.

00:47:37 --> 00:47:39

I'm not talking science, see, I'm talking religion

00:47:39 --> 00:47:40

now, the the traditions.

00:47:41 --> 00:47:43

Our prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, the

00:47:43 --> 00:47:45

hadith is inside Bukhari and Muslim,

00:47:46 --> 00:47:47

he said, in the 7th

00:47:49 --> 00:47:51

sky, there is Baytin Ma'amur,

00:47:52 --> 00:47:54

the holy house, or the sacred house,

00:47:55 --> 00:47:56

which is always lively.

00:47:57 --> 00:47:59

Meaning, what does it say he says?

00:47:59 --> 00:48:00

70,000

00:48:00 --> 00:48:03

angels enter al bayt al ma'mur in the

00:48:03 --> 00:48:04

7th heaven.

00:48:05 --> 00:48:05

70,000

00:48:05 --> 00:48:08

angels enter at a time and never return.

00:48:09 --> 00:48:11

Never return. They enter, do their tawaf and

00:48:11 --> 00:48:12

never return.

00:48:13 --> 00:48:14

And it's never

00:48:14 --> 00:48:15

empty of 70,000

00:48:16 --> 00:48:17

angels at a time.

00:48:18 --> 00:48:20

If an angel prostrated on earth,

00:48:21 --> 00:48:23

in Beit El Ma around Beit El Ma'mur,

00:48:24 --> 00:48:27

and he his he would he would be

00:48:27 --> 00:48:29

prostrating on the Kaaba on earth.

00:48:29 --> 00:48:32

It's directly above. And you're probably thinking, but

00:48:32 --> 00:48:34

what about the universe and how it rotates

00:48:34 --> 00:48:36

and all that? Look, we don't know this

00:48:36 --> 00:48:37

phenomena.

00:48:37 --> 00:48:39

We don't know what the universe is like.

00:48:39 --> 00:48:40

We don't know if the universe is rotating

00:48:40 --> 00:48:41

or stable.

00:48:41 --> 00:48:43

They say it's fixed, but everything else is

00:48:43 --> 00:48:44

rotating.

00:48:44 --> 00:48:46

This knowledge is only known to Allah. How

00:48:46 --> 00:48:48

is Baytin Lamur in the heavens,

00:48:49 --> 00:48:52

the Kaaba of the angels, directly above the

00:48:52 --> 00:48:54

Kaaba on earth while we rotate and so

00:48:54 --> 00:48:55

on.

00:48:55 --> 00:48:57

That the knowledge is only known to Allah

00:48:57 --> 00:48:58

subhanahu wa ta'ala.

00:49:02 --> 00:49:03

So this Kaaba

00:49:03 --> 00:49:05

is shared not only with all the people

00:49:05 --> 00:49:08

of earth, Muslims, believers, but also with the

00:49:08 --> 00:49:10

angels of the heavens, of the skies.

00:49:13 --> 00:49:14

The Tawas.

00:49:15 --> 00:49:17

When you go to Hajj, you circumambulate

00:49:17 --> 00:49:18

around

00:49:18 --> 00:49:19

the Kaaba,

00:49:20 --> 00:49:21

7 times

00:49:21 --> 00:49:22

in an anticlockwise

00:49:23 --> 00:49:24

direction.

00:49:25 --> 00:49:26

You begin

00:49:26 --> 00:49:27

at Hajar al Aswad,

00:49:28 --> 00:49:28

the black

00:49:29 --> 00:49:29

rock.

00:49:30 --> 00:49:32

Whether it came from paradise or not is

00:49:32 --> 00:49:33

known to Allah.

00:49:33 --> 00:49:35

The hadith is actually weak.

00:49:37 --> 00:49:38

And if it was authentic,

00:49:39 --> 00:49:41

it would mean it came from the sky,

00:49:41 --> 00:49:42

not necessarily

00:49:42 --> 00:49:45

Jannah, the garden. Because the Arabic word sana

00:49:46 --> 00:49:47

means

00:49:48 --> 00:49:50

sky. The real word for paradise

00:49:50 --> 00:49:53

or jannah is jannah, and it has other

00:49:53 --> 00:49:55

names, but it's not called sky.

00:49:55 --> 00:49:56

So Allahu'ala,

00:49:56 --> 00:49:58

it could have been a meteor,

00:49:58 --> 00:50:01

it could have been something else, Allahu'ala, God

00:50:01 --> 00:50:03

knows. The point is, Ibrahim alaihis salam needed

00:50:03 --> 00:50:05

a rock and Ismailib went and he grabbed

00:50:05 --> 00:50:07

this rock that was there and put

00:50:08 --> 00:50:09

it on the corner.

00:50:10 --> 00:50:12

Rasool, salallahu alaihi wasallam, used to kiss this

00:50:12 --> 00:50:12

rock.

00:50:13 --> 00:50:14

And

00:50:16 --> 00:50:18

we also do the same, as the prophet

00:50:18 --> 00:50:19

salallahu alaihi wasallam did.

00:50:20 --> 00:50:21

But we don't do more than that. And

00:50:21 --> 00:50:23

if we can't kiss it, we point to

00:50:23 --> 00:50:24

it.

00:50:25 --> 00:50:27

Out of love for the prophet, Muhammad salallahu

00:50:27 --> 00:50:28

alaihi wasallam, not out of love for the

00:50:28 --> 00:50:29

rock.

00:50:31 --> 00:50:33

I need to emphasize that because unfortunately a

00:50:33 --> 00:50:34

lot of Muslims,

00:50:35 --> 00:50:37

the way they deal with the rock,

00:50:37 --> 00:50:40

it's as if they're worshiping it. As if

00:50:40 --> 00:50:42

I'm not saying they are. I'm saying as

00:50:42 --> 00:50:45

if the amount of zeal and energy and

00:50:45 --> 00:50:47

fight to get to the rock, they think

00:50:47 --> 00:50:48

by doing so,

00:50:49 --> 00:50:52

something, some miracle is gonna happen to them.

00:50:52 --> 00:50:53

This is not true.

00:50:55 --> 00:50:55

Anyway,

00:50:57 --> 00:50:58

we circumambulate around the Kaaba

00:50:59 --> 00:51:01

7 repeated times.

00:51:03 --> 00:51:04

Why 7?

00:51:04 --> 00:51:07

Allah only knows why 7. But the number

00:51:07 --> 00:51:07

7,

00:51:08 --> 00:51:10

some scholars said, it's always repeated in the

00:51:10 --> 00:51:11

Quran.

00:51:11 --> 00:51:12

7 skies,

00:51:12 --> 00:51:14

7 semit commambulations,

00:51:14 --> 00:51:16

we've got 7 sahi,

00:51:17 --> 00:51:19

7 verses in mathani, sort of fatiha.

00:51:20 --> 00:51:22

But the word 7 in the Arabic language

00:51:22 --> 00:51:24

means many and abundance.

00:51:25 --> 00:51:27

So sometimes it means literally number, 1, 2,

00:51:27 --> 00:51:30

3, 4, 7. Or it means uncountable, many

00:51:30 --> 00:51:32

and abundance. So the the word 7 depends

00:51:32 --> 00:51:35

on the context. It means many and abundance.

00:51:36 --> 00:51:38

So 7 means a lot,

00:51:38 --> 00:51:41

and that is a meaning of blessing as

00:51:41 --> 00:51:41

well.

00:51:42 --> 00:51:43

Why circumambulate?

00:51:44 --> 00:51:45

Why do tawaf?

00:51:46 --> 00:51:49

Allah knows, it is a symbol, an action.

00:51:50 --> 00:51:50

And perhaps,

00:51:51 --> 00:51:52

the way that we do

00:51:52 --> 00:51:54

it ensures safety,

00:51:54 --> 00:51:56

peace and harmony as we go around. Because

00:51:56 --> 00:51:58

everybody's going at the same time. Hands up

00:51:58 --> 00:52:00

if you've done doof before.

00:52:01 --> 00:52:03

It's safe, isn't it? Just lean on each

00:52:03 --> 00:52:03

other.

00:52:04 --> 00:52:05

Just be careful if they're sisters.

00:52:05 --> 00:52:07

Right? You don't lean on sisters.

00:52:08 --> 00:52:09

And you circumambulate

00:52:09 --> 00:52:11

around, but we support each other, and you

00:52:11 --> 00:52:14

just come back out. It's the it's it's

00:52:14 --> 00:52:15

the best system.

00:52:16 --> 00:52:17

Right? Can you imagine everybody doing their own

00:52:17 --> 00:52:18

thing? It'd be chaos.

00:52:19 --> 00:52:21

So it is a system of organization.

00:52:21 --> 00:52:23

If anything that I can get out of

00:52:23 --> 00:52:25

it personally, it would be

00:52:25 --> 00:52:27

a sign and a call for us

00:52:27 --> 00:52:30

to be organized in our life,

00:52:30 --> 00:52:31

in our community

00:52:32 --> 00:52:33

and to work together.

00:52:34 --> 00:52:35

Otherwise,

00:52:35 --> 00:52:36

it'll be chaos.

00:52:37 --> 00:52:38

Disorganization,

00:52:38 --> 00:52:41

disorder, everyone doing their own thing is chaos.

00:52:41 --> 00:52:44

And this is an example that Muslim Ummah

00:52:44 --> 00:52:46

should be at the forefront of being the

00:52:46 --> 00:52:48

most organized and working together for the same

00:52:48 --> 00:52:49

goal.

00:52:49 --> 00:52:51

If anything, this is what it says.

00:52:52 --> 00:52:53

Why anticlockwise?

00:52:54 --> 00:52:56

I've seen a lot of people write different

00:52:56 --> 00:52:58

things, and they're all guesses and opinions, and

00:52:58 --> 00:53:00

they use science, and they get the science

00:53:00 --> 00:53:01

wrong.

00:53:01 --> 00:53:04

They get the astronomy wrong. For example, some

00:53:04 --> 00:53:05

people say,

00:53:05 --> 00:53:07

oh, it's because if you look into the

00:53:07 --> 00:53:08

galaxies,

00:53:09 --> 00:53:11

everything goes anticlockwise.

00:53:11 --> 00:53:13

The earth rotates anticlockwise,

00:53:13 --> 00:53:15

the moon anticlockwise, the sun anticlockwise,

00:53:16 --> 00:53:18

all the planets anticlockwise, our Milky Way anticlockwise.

00:53:19 --> 00:53:20

The truth is they don't.

00:53:21 --> 00:53:22

As much as there is anticlockwise,

00:53:23 --> 00:53:24

there is also anticlockwise. There is kind of

00:53:24 --> 00:53:25

a balance, really.

00:53:26 --> 00:53:28

Not everything goes anticlockwise. So that goes out

00:53:28 --> 00:53:29

the window.

00:53:30 --> 00:53:32

But what we do see, definitely,

00:53:32 --> 00:53:35

is that moving around in a rotating,

00:53:36 --> 00:53:37

orbiting motion,

00:53:37 --> 00:53:40

truly is in unisons, in unison

00:53:41 --> 00:53:42

and harmony

00:53:42 --> 00:53:44

with the rest of everything else

00:53:45 --> 00:53:45

in the universe.

00:53:46 --> 00:53:48

Everything is rotating around a mass.

00:53:49 --> 00:53:52

Everything is moving in the same direction. Even

00:53:52 --> 00:53:53

the angels are moving. Not in the same

00:53:53 --> 00:53:55

direction, but they are moving in a motion.

00:53:56 --> 00:53:58

So what does this tell us? It tells

00:53:58 --> 00:54:00

us that Allah is 1.

00:54:01 --> 00:54:03

There is no other god but Allah. There's

00:54:03 --> 00:54:05

no other creator but Allah. What is it

00:54:05 --> 00:54:07

telling us? As Allah says in the Quran,

00:54:14 --> 00:54:15

If in the heavens and the earth,

00:54:16 --> 00:54:18

there was a creator other than Allah,

00:54:19 --> 00:54:22

there will be disorder and chaos in earth

00:54:22 --> 00:54:23

and the universe.

00:54:24 --> 00:54:26

But the fact that there's only one god,

00:54:26 --> 00:54:27

one Eli, the fact that it is in

00:54:27 --> 00:54:29

harmony, in unison, and there's an order, and

00:54:29 --> 00:54:31

there's a design, and something happening, and this

00:54:31 --> 00:54:33

does that, and there's a purpose, there's emotion,

00:54:33 --> 00:54:35

there's physics happening, there's maths happening,

00:54:36 --> 00:54:37

Shows us

00:54:38 --> 00:54:40

that there is only one creator behind this.

00:54:40 --> 00:54:41

It cannot be 2.

00:54:42 --> 00:54:43

Like 2 kings fighting over

00:54:44 --> 00:54:46

their territory or over a land. There cannot

00:54:46 --> 00:54:47

be 2 gods.

00:54:48 --> 00:54:50

And truly, the fact that there is a

00:54:50 --> 00:54:51

design

00:54:51 --> 00:54:52

and a purpose

00:54:52 --> 00:54:54

shows there is an intelligent creator

00:54:55 --> 00:54:56

behind it who purposefully

00:54:57 --> 00:54:58

did it.

00:54:59 --> 00:55:01

So my brothers and sisters, it teaches us

00:55:01 --> 00:55:02

again unity,

00:55:03 --> 00:55:04

community,

00:55:04 --> 00:55:05

brotherhood and sisterhood.

00:55:07 --> 00:55:07

No superiority

00:55:08 --> 00:55:10

of an ethnicity above another.

00:55:10 --> 00:55:12

No color or race is better than another.

00:55:13 --> 00:55:14

No status

00:55:14 --> 00:55:15

or power

00:55:15 --> 00:55:17

makes you better than another. And the only

00:55:17 --> 00:55:17

thing

00:55:18 --> 00:55:20

that makes anyone more favored to Allah than

00:55:20 --> 00:55:21

another one,

00:55:21 --> 00:55:22

is by their

00:55:23 --> 00:55:24

piety in here

00:55:25 --> 00:55:26

and their righteous actions.

00:55:27 --> 00:55:28

Work and earn it.

00:55:29 --> 00:55:32

Not by privileged being privileged with money or

00:55:32 --> 00:55:33

family or whatever.

00:55:35 --> 00:55:37

Rasool alaihi wasallam stood on his last sermon

00:55:37 --> 00:55:38

when he did his Hajj and he said

00:55:42 --> 00:55:43

There is no

00:55:43 --> 00:55:44

favoritism

00:55:44 --> 00:55:46

of an Arab above a non Arab except

00:55:46 --> 00:55:47

in piety and righteousness.

00:55:49 --> 00:55:52

Nothing. And he described all the children of

00:55:52 --> 00:55:53

Adam like teeth of a

00:55:54 --> 00:55:54

comb.

00:55:55 --> 00:55:56

You wanna rise?

00:55:56 --> 00:55:59

Be pious, be humble, worship Allah and show

00:55:59 --> 00:56:00

in your actions.

00:56:01 --> 00:56:02

And on the day of judgment, Allah

00:56:03 --> 00:56:03

will rise,

00:56:04 --> 00:56:05

promote and demote.

00:56:05 --> 00:56:07

That's when the hisaab, when the judgment happens,

00:56:07 --> 00:56:08

not now.

00:56:10 --> 00:56:10

Ihram.

00:56:11 --> 00:56:12

When you go to Hajj,

00:56:13 --> 00:56:14

we wear,

00:56:14 --> 00:56:16

for about 3 and a half days,

00:56:16 --> 00:56:19

we wear simple white cloths. Only the men.

00:56:20 --> 00:56:20

Only

00:56:21 --> 00:56:23

the men. Can they be other than white?

00:56:23 --> 00:56:24

Yes, they can be other than white. They

00:56:24 --> 00:56:26

don't have to be white. But everyone does

00:56:26 --> 00:56:29

white anyway. What about women? Women wear their

00:56:29 --> 00:56:32

normal hijab, from head to toe. But they're

00:56:32 --> 00:56:34

not allowed to cover the face.

00:56:36 --> 00:56:38

They can cover it like this, like with

00:56:38 --> 00:56:39

the, with their shawl,

00:56:40 --> 00:56:40

but not

00:56:41 --> 00:56:43

on, not not fixed on.

00:56:45 --> 00:56:46

And

00:56:46 --> 00:56:48

we men are not allowed to wear anything

00:56:48 --> 00:56:49

on our heads.

00:56:49 --> 00:56:51

Those two pieces of cloth must not be

00:56:51 --> 00:56:52

knitted or sewn,

00:56:53 --> 00:56:54

so like towels,

00:56:55 --> 00:56:56

and nothing underneath,

00:56:58 --> 00:56:58

just like that.

00:56:59 --> 00:57:01

And shoes must not be

00:57:02 --> 00:57:02

closed

00:57:03 --> 00:57:05

on both ends, has to be open from

00:57:05 --> 00:57:06

the front and the back.

00:57:07 --> 00:57:09

And as we're doing circumambulation,

00:57:10 --> 00:57:11

for

00:57:11 --> 00:57:14

7 times we uncover the right shoulder.

00:57:15 --> 00:57:17

Some people say 3 or whatever, difference of

00:57:17 --> 00:57:19

opinion. But the point is we are so

00:57:19 --> 00:57:20

humbled.

00:57:20 --> 00:57:21

The king,

00:57:21 --> 00:57:23

if he does tawah,

00:57:23 --> 00:57:24

he dresses the same.

00:57:25 --> 00:57:28

If Elon Musk became a Muslim, he'd do

00:57:28 --> 00:57:29

the same. Doesn't matter how much money he's

00:57:29 --> 00:57:30

got.

00:57:30 --> 00:57:32

If the poorest person in the world was

00:57:32 --> 00:57:34

there, he'd be the same as the king.

00:57:34 --> 00:57:37

Allah humbles us all. Why do we wear

00:57:37 --> 00:57:39

these 2 little white cloths? It's a reminder

00:57:40 --> 00:57:41

of death.

00:57:42 --> 00:57:43

Not in a bad way, but

00:57:44 --> 00:57:46

to remind us this world is material.

00:57:47 --> 00:57:50

This world is nothing. It's temporary deception.

00:57:51 --> 00:57:52

Don't cling your heart to it.

00:57:53 --> 00:57:54

It will destroy you.

00:57:55 --> 00:57:56

Always remember,

00:57:56 --> 00:57:58

you will all pass through and you're all

00:57:58 --> 00:58:00

going to Allah. So reminding ourselves that we

00:58:00 --> 00:58:03

will one day end, humbles us and returns

00:58:03 --> 00:58:04

us back.

00:58:04 --> 00:58:05

Humbling,

00:58:05 --> 00:58:06

not boasting.

00:58:06 --> 00:58:08

Arrogance is the worst thing that anyone can

00:58:08 --> 00:58:09

go through.

00:58:11 --> 00:58:12

Fasting, the day of Arafa.

00:58:13 --> 00:58:15

Arafa is the real Hajj.

00:58:16 --> 00:58:18

There is a place in Hajj, it's a

00:58:18 --> 00:58:21

big plain, a land, where the prophet, peace

00:58:21 --> 00:58:23

be upon him, went and sat there from

00:58:23 --> 00:58:24

Dhuhr until Maghrib.

00:58:26 --> 00:58:27

And there he cried.

00:58:27 --> 00:58:29

He made dua'at prayers.

00:58:30 --> 00:58:31

All the muslims were crying.

00:58:31 --> 00:58:33

They sat down. It's where the muslims and

00:58:33 --> 00:58:35

the hajjs go. They sit down. And when

00:58:35 --> 00:58:37

you go there in Arafa, you'll see people

00:58:37 --> 00:58:39

crying. Some Some of them wailing. Some of

00:58:39 --> 00:58:40

them,

00:58:41 --> 00:58:43

asking Allah, everyone making dua.

00:58:44 --> 00:58:46

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, saih hadith, he

00:58:46 --> 00:58:47

says to his angels,

00:58:49 --> 00:58:50

look at these people.

00:58:51 --> 00:58:52

My servants.

00:58:52 --> 00:58:53

They have come.

00:58:54 --> 00:58:56

Dust on their heads. Tired

00:58:56 --> 00:58:58

and humbled and simple.

00:58:58 --> 00:59:01

Why are they coming here? For me.

00:59:01 --> 00:59:02

Oh my angels.

00:59:03 --> 00:59:05

Allah takes pride in that, in the way

00:59:05 --> 00:59:08

that befits Allah. Says, bear witness, I have

00:59:08 --> 00:59:09

forgiven all of them.

00:59:10 --> 00:59:11

Whatever they ask, I will give them.

00:59:12 --> 00:59:14

The people of Arafa. The prophet, peace be

00:59:14 --> 00:59:15

upon him, described it like the day of

00:59:15 --> 00:59:16

judgment.

00:59:16 --> 00:59:19

People crying and begging and asking Allah

00:59:19 --> 00:59:21

and saying my Lord forgive me, my Lord,

00:59:21 --> 00:59:22

my Lord, my Lord.

00:59:23 --> 00:59:24

It is one of the

00:59:25 --> 00:59:26

I don't think there is a place in

00:59:26 --> 00:59:27

the world

00:59:27 --> 00:59:30

you will see more sincere and humbled amounts

00:59:30 --> 00:59:32

of people. I'm not saying every one of

00:59:32 --> 00:59:32

them.

00:59:33 --> 00:59:35

That nothing else is causing them to be

00:59:35 --> 00:59:37

like that, except that they're in Hajj.

00:59:38 --> 00:59:40

Like, you see people who are destitute,

00:59:41 --> 00:59:43

tragedies, and they'll call upon a lawyer. Yes.

00:59:43 --> 00:59:46

They're very passionate and very strong. But people

00:59:46 --> 00:59:48

who have no reason, accept the fact that

00:59:48 --> 00:59:50

you're on Hajj. And you are there believing

00:59:50 --> 00:59:52

that Allah is closer to you right now

00:59:52 --> 00:59:53

than any other time.

00:59:54 --> 00:59:55

And you're weeping like a baby. This is

00:59:55 --> 00:59:57

it. So harafah

00:59:58 --> 00:59:58

is Hajj.

01:00:00 --> 01:00:01

We

01:00:01 --> 01:00:02

here in

01:00:02 --> 01:00:04

not doing Hajj, what do we do? We

01:00:04 --> 01:00:06

share with the people of Arafa

01:00:06 --> 01:00:08

on the 9th day,

01:00:08 --> 01:00:09

9th day.

01:00:10 --> 01:00:11

And we

01:00:12 --> 01:00:13

it's a sunnah,

01:00:13 --> 01:00:14

not

01:00:14 --> 01:00:16

must. It's just a recommended act if you

01:00:16 --> 01:00:17

wanna do it.

01:00:18 --> 01:00:20

That if you're going to slaughter a Korban

01:00:20 --> 01:00:21

or a Korbanian, Uthaya,

01:00:22 --> 01:00:24

just don't clip your nails and don't cut

01:00:24 --> 01:00:25

your hair.

01:00:25 --> 01:00:27

I'm gonna get to that in a minute.

01:00:27 --> 01:00:29

Another thing we do

01:00:29 --> 01:00:32

is these 10 days of Dhul Hijjah.

01:00:33 --> 01:00:35

Dhul Hijjah started 6 days ago. We're on

01:00:35 --> 01:00:36

a 6th day now.

01:00:37 --> 01:00:38

Tomorrow is the 7th.

01:00:38 --> 01:00:42

Friday is the 8th. Saturday is the 9th.

01:00:42 --> 01:00:45

9th is the day of Arafa. That's when

01:00:45 --> 01:00:47

the Hajj people will be in Arafa.

01:00:48 --> 01:00:50

The sunnah act for us to do, recommended,

01:00:51 --> 01:00:52

is to fast

01:00:52 --> 01:00:53

on that same day,

01:00:54 --> 01:00:56

while the Hajj people are in Arafa.

01:00:57 --> 01:00:59

That's how we connect with them.

01:01:00 --> 01:01:02

That fasting on the day of Arafa, which

01:01:02 --> 01:01:04

is coming up on the 9th day, which

01:01:04 --> 01:01:06

is Saturday, the prophet peace be upon him

01:01:06 --> 01:01:07

said, in a hadith which is in muslim

01:01:07 --> 01:01:08

and others,

01:01:09 --> 01:01:09

he said:

01:01:10 --> 01:01:11

I hope

01:01:12 --> 01:01:13

that fasting this day

01:01:14 --> 01:01:15

will cause the expiation

01:01:15 --> 01:01:16

of your sins

01:01:17 --> 01:01:18

1 year past

01:01:18 --> 01:01:19

and 1 year forward.

01:01:20 --> 01:01:23

All the minor sins that are left over.

01:01:24 --> 01:01:26

So it's a great day. Today that Allah

01:01:26 --> 01:01:26

loves.

01:01:28 --> 01:01:29

Of course I wanna make a note here.

01:01:30 --> 01:01:33

Brothers and sisters, fasting the day of arafa

01:01:33 --> 01:01:34

is not obligatory.

01:01:35 --> 01:01:36

It's recommended.

01:01:38 --> 01:01:39

So don't

01:01:39 --> 01:01:41

look at anyone else, who is not fasting

01:01:41 --> 01:01:42

that day,

01:01:43 --> 01:01:44

as if they are doing a crime.

01:01:45 --> 01:01:46

Don't say anything.

01:01:46 --> 01:01:48

Don't put him down. Don't look at him

01:01:48 --> 01:01:50

funny. Don't say, oh, you're not fasting. Don't

01:01:50 --> 01:01:51

do that.

01:01:52 --> 01:01:53

It's forbidden to do that.

01:01:54 --> 01:01:55

Put your brother down on something that is

01:01:55 --> 01:01:56

just a sunnah.

01:01:57 --> 01:01:59

What you can do is advise them brotherly,

01:01:59 --> 01:02:02

say, subhanAllah, I just wanna remind everyone that

01:02:02 --> 01:02:04

insha'allah, alarfa is coming and fasting, it will

01:02:04 --> 01:02:07

expiate sins like this. So remind them. But

01:02:07 --> 01:02:09

don't come up to every person, fast, bro.

01:02:09 --> 01:02:11

Why aren't you fasting? Are you not fasting?

01:02:11 --> 01:02:14

Like as if, it's almost the shaitan can

01:02:14 --> 01:02:15

get to you and make you feel like

01:02:15 --> 01:02:17

you're above them. And that's when arrogance comes

01:02:17 --> 01:02:18

on.

01:02:19 --> 01:02:21

Some scholars even said,

01:02:22 --> 01:02:24

recommended acts, it's good every once in a

01:02:24 --> 01:02:26

while not to do them.

01:02:26 --> 01:02:29

So that you don't do it as if

01:02:29 --> 01:02:29

it's an obligation.

01:02:30 --> 01:02:33

Alright? So don't make a big deal out

01:02:33 --> 01:02:34

of it. But if you do, make a

01:02:34 --> 01:02:35

law reward you.

01:02:36 --> 01:02:38

The 10th day is what?

01:02:40 --> 01:02:42

Eid. Eid. Eid al Atha, we call it.

01:02:42 --> 01:02:45

The second big Eid. Does anyone know how

01:02:45 --> 01:02:46

long Aid Al Adha goes for?

01:02:48 --> 01:02:49

One day?

01:02:50 --> 01:02:50

2 days?

01:02:51 --> 01:02:52

4 days?

01:02:53 --> 01:02:54

When does it start and when does it

01:02:54 --> 01:02:55

end?

01:02:57 --> 01:02:58

When does it start?

01:02:59 --> 01:03:00

Does it start at Fajr?

01:03:01 --> 01:03:02

At Dhuhr?

01:03:03 --> 01:03:05

The night before on Maghrib?

01:03:05 --> 01:03:06

When?

01:03:06 --> 01:03:07

Fajr itself.

01:03:08 --> 01:03:08

Fajr?

01:03:09 --> 01:03:10

Not madrib the night before?

01:03:13 --> 01:03:16

Now the Hajj is, they start at zhoor.

01:03:17 --> 01:03:20

The Hajj, they start at When do we

01:03:20 --> 01:03:20

start?

01:03:23 --> 01:03:24

As brother said, the majority

01:03:24 --> 01:03:26

scholars say start at fajr.

01:03:29 --> 01:03:31

Fajr. But you can also start Maghrib the

01:03:31 --> 01:03:32

night before.

01:03:33 --> 01:03:34

When does it end?

01:03:36 --> 01:03:37

So

01:03:37 --> 01:03:38

on the 4th day

01:03:39 --> 01:03:40

at Tahasr.

01:03:41 --> 01:03:43

4th day at Tahasr, this is agreed upon.

01:03:43 --> 01:03:44

So it's a longer

01:03:44 --> 01:03:45

Eid.

01:03:46 --> 01:03:46

Longer Eid.

01:03:48 --> 01:03:49

Let's talk about that a minute.

01:03:51 --> 01:03:53

What is the main thing that muslims around

01:03:53 --> 01:03:56

the world do on Eid al Adha, different

01:03:56 --> 01:03:57

to Eid al Futturi?

01:04:00 --> 01:04:01

Slaughter,

01:04:01 --> 01:04:02

the utheyya,

01:04:02 --> 01:04:04

called korban or korbani.

01:04:04 --> 01:04:05

Alright.

01:04:08 --> 01:04:09

In Lebanese, dahi.

01:04:09 --> 01:04:11

So utheyya korban korbani.

01:04:13 --> 01:04:14

Making an

01:04:14 --> 01:04:16

is a recommended act

01:04:17 --> 01:04:18

for the person who is able to do

01:04:18 --> 01:04:20

it. It is mentioned in the Quran and

01:04:20 --> 01:04:21

in the sunnah.

01:04:22 --> 01:04:23

The hadith of the prophet salallahu alaihi wa

01:04:23 --> 01:04:24

sallam,

01:04:24 --> 01:04:26

which some of you may have heard,

01:04:26 --> 01:04:27

which says,

01:04:28 --> 01:04:30

whoever does not do a kurban and uthaya,

01:04:31 --> 01:04:33

do not come near our prayer or nayd,

01:04:35 --> 01:04:35

is

01:04:36 --> 01:04:38

an unauthentic hadith.

01:04:39 --> 01:04:39

It's not

01:04:40 --> 01:04:40

authentic.

01:04:42 --> 01:04:42

And

01:04:43 --> 01:04:44

it it goes against

01:04:46 --> 01:04:47

the fact that it is recommended, it's a

01:04:47 --> 01:04:48

sunnah.

01:04:48 --> 01:04:50

So if it was a sunnah, it's not

01:04:50 --> 01:04:50

a sin

01:04:52 --> 01:04:53

not to do

01:04:53 --> 01:04:55

Qurban. Even if you are rich

01:04:56 --> 01:04:56

with money.

01:04:57 --> 01:05:00

Some people use another hadith, they say, whoever

01:05:00 --> 01:05:01

can afford it

01:05:02 --> 01:05:04

but doesn't do it, don't pray daweed.

01:05:05 --> 01:05:06

It's not accepted.

01:05:06 --> 01:05:09

This is wrong. Again, this is false.

01:05:09 --> 01:05:11

So please don't use this.

01:05:12 --> 01:05:13

It is a recommended act

01:05:14 --> 01:05:14

and

01:05:16 --> 01:05:17

the majority of the madhabs schools of thought,

01:05:17 --> 01:05:18

the

01:05:20 --> 01:05:21

they say

01:05:22 --> 01:05:23

that it is,

01:05:25 --> 01:05:27

sunnah, and some say it's wazib, obligatory.

01:05:28 --> 01:05:29

But the majority is sunnah.

01:05:30 --> 01:05:31

The Hanafis say it's mubair.

01:05:33 --> 01:05:35

Or is it maybe I made a mistake.

01:05:35 --> 01:05:36

But the point is the majority

01:05:37 --> 01:05:39

have agreed that it is sunnah. Anyway, it

01:05:39 --> 01:05:40

is a sunnah,

01:05:41 --> 01:05:43

and it's not worship, it's not obligatory.

01:05:45 --> 01:05:46

Even if you're rich or poor.

01:05:47 --> 01:05:49

And normal, come to the aid prayer, don't

01:05:49 --> 01:05:50

miss out. Don't let the shaytan play with

01:05:50 --> 01:05:52

you and make you miss out on the

01:05:52 --> 01:05:54

Eid salah with the Muslims.

01:05:55 --> 01:05:56

Now, let's talk about the Qurban.

01:05:57 --> 01:05:58

How do you do a Qurban? Who does

01:05:58 --> 01:06:00

it? What are its conditions?

01:06:00 --> 01:06:02

The conditions of a korban. Number 1,

01:06:03 --> 01:06:04

3 things you have to remember.

01:06:05 --> 01:06:05

The type,

01:06:07 --> 01:06:07

type of animal,

01:06:08 --> 01:06:10

the age of the animal, and the health

01:06:10 --> 01:06:11

of the animal.

01:06:12 --> 01:06:14

As for the type of the animal, there

01:06:14 --> 01:06:16

are only 4 types of animals

01:06:16 --> 01:06:19

that we do Korban in 4. Only 4.

01:06:20 --> 01:06:21

They are the camel,

01:06:23 --> 01:06:23

the cattle,

01:06:24 --> 01:06:26

cows and buffalo, cow, cattle,

01:06:27 --> 01:06:28

goats and sheep.

01:06:29 --> 01:06:30

You can't do a chicken

01:06:31 --> 01:06:32

or a kangaroo.

01:06:33 --> 01:06:35

We've got a bit of koala that endangered

01:06:35 --> 01:06:36

species don't touch a koala,

01:06:37 --> 01:06:39

or a possum or anything like that, or

01:06:39 --> 01:06:42

a rabbit. Just these 4. Behim atul anaam,

01:06:42 --> 01:06:43

in the in the Quran, they're called. These

01:06:43 --> 01:06:44

are the 4

01:06:44 --> 01:06:45

animals.

01:06:46 --> 01:06:47

The age.

01:06:48 --> 01:06:50

The camel has to be minimum 5 years

01:06:50 --> 01:06:51

old.

01:06:51 --> 01:06:52

The

01:06:52 --> 01:06:53

cattle,

01:06:53 --> 01:06:56

buffalo or cow, can be has to be

01:06:56 --> 01:06:57

2 years old, minimum.

01:06:57 --> 01:06:59

The goat has to be 1 year old,

01:06:59 --> 01:07:03

minimum. And the sheep, 6 months old minimum.

01:07:04 --> 01:07:05

As for the health, there are 4 health

01:07:05 --> 01:07:06

conditions.

01:07:07 --> 01:07:09

4 only. Number 1: It must not be

01:07:09 --> 01:07:11

one eyed or blind.

01:07:13 --> 01:07:13

Number 2:

01:07:14 --> 01:07:17

Not limping disability. So it limps because of

01:07:17 --> 01:07:19

a disability, including bone breakages.

01:07:20 --> 01:07:22

Oh, actually, not limping because of a disability.

01:07:22 --> 01:07:25

Number 3: Is no major injuries, including bone

01:07:25 --> 01:07:25

breakages.

01:07:26 --> 01:07:28

And number 4, it must not be skinny.

01:07:30 --> 01:07:31

And the better

01:07:32 --> 01:07:33

the animal is, and the healthier,

01:07:34 --> 01:07:36

and the more beautiful it is, the better

01:07:36 --> 01:07:38

the reward is for the korban.

01:07:38 --> 01:07:39

Who do you give it to?

01:07:40 --> 01:07:40

Well,

01:07:41 --> 01:07:42

it's recommended

01:07:42 --> 01:07:44

for you to eat from it. You and

01:07:44 --> 01:07:46

your family, give some to your neighbors

01:07:46 --> 01:07:48

and relatives, even the ones who are not

01:07:48 --> 01:07:50

poor. And the rest of it, give it

01:07:50 --> 01:07:51

to the poor and the needy

01:07:52 --> 01:07:54

around the world. You can do you don't

01:07:54 --> 01:07:56

have to eat from it. It's a recommendation.

01:07:56 --> 01:07:57

But you give it to the poor and

01:07:57 --> 01:08:00

the needy, insha'Allah. The rest of it.

01:08:00 --> 01:08:02

You can send it through a charity organization.

01:08:02 --> 01:08:04

You can send the money to someone and

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do it for you.

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All good. Another question. The other day someone

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said to me, do I have to do

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the qurban

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before Eid prayer?

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The answer is no. The qurbani is done

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after Eid prayer.

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You're mixing it between Eid al Fitr, where

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you have to pay zakat. This is after

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i3.

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So if you send the money and someone

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slaughters it next day or the 3rd day,

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that's okay.

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What else?

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You have to be a muslim.

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You have to be aware enough.

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Some people thought you have to reach puberty.

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It's not true.

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In Arabic, we say mumayaz,

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which means you can even be a child.

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In the olden days mumayaz, a child that

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can differentiate was aware enough was about 7

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or 8 years old. In our days, maybe

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11, 12,

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we're going backwards.

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So if you've got money and you wanna

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do it, here, go for it. But doing

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1 korban on behalf of your house family

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household is enough. The head of the family

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does it, and it's done. The prophet, peace

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be upon him, is to do a kurban

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every single year, 3 of them. 1 on

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behalf of himself, 1 on behalf of his

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family, household and 1 on behalf of the

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rest of the ummah.

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So prophet says, hey, then on the qurban

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on behalf of each one.

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And the animal can be slaughtered by a

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man or a woman,

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And it can be slaughtered by a muslim,

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or a christian,

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or a jew. And it'll still be an

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utahya. I'm not saying the christian and jew

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slaughters and Allah accepts it from them as

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an utiyah. I meant you can hire a

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christian or a jew to slaughter

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that utiyah for you.

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And it'll be an hut here. So you

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go to the butcher, they send money to

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the abattoir and some Christian does it. That's

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fine.

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Of course, there has to be a Christian,

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or a jew or a muslim.

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As for Eid al Adha,

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takbir, and I'll finish it with this now.

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The famous thing in Eid Lat Haiz will

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make takbir. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar

01:10:04 --> 01:10:05

Allahu

01:10:05 --> 01:10:05

Akbar

01:10:06 --> 01:10:09

Allahu Akbar Waleelaha Ilham. There are different versions.

01:10:10 --> 01:10:11

And you begin,

01:10:12 --> 01:10:13

guess when?

01:10:13 --> 01:10:14

When do you begin takbir?

01:10:18 --> 01:10:20

Fajr prayer, any other answers?

01:10:20 --> 01:10:22

When do you begin your Takbir on Haydla

01:10:22 --> 01:10:23

Abha?

01:10:26 --> 01:10:28

4 Higgs. Any other answers?

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Maori.

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Maori, any other answers? On the way.

01:10:36 --> 01:10:39

On the way. Any other answers? Aisha. Aisha.

01:10:39 --> 01:10:40

Other answers?

01:10:41 --> 01:10:42

Alright. I'll tell

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you. All

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all 10 days of Dhul Hijjah,

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right up to the 13th day.

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So right now, we should be saying Takbir,

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but I'll tell you the difference.

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There is Takbir general

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and takbir that is,

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in a particular time.

01:11:02 --> 01:11:05

So the general takbir right now, in these

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10 days,

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is everywhere else. In your car, when you

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go to the shops.

01:11:10 --> 01:11:12

Don't don't scare people. Takapita in the shops,

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man.

01:11:13 --> 01:11:15

Or you're walking the street or at home,

01:11:16 --> 01:11:17

taking the kids to school, bringing them back

01:11:17 --> 01:11:19

if you're a parent, whatever. You and your

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mates, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.

01:11:21 --> 01:11:23

But when it comes to Eid, you start

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at fajr,

01:11:26 --> 01:11:27

after each salah.

01:11:28 --> 01:11:29

So that's the difference.

01:11:30 --> 01:11:31

After your salah,

01:11:31 --> 01:11:32

the proper way is to

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say, you make your zikr,

01:11:37 --> 01:11:38

those ones and then

01:11:40 --> 01:11:42

lahina hate allahu akbar allahu akbar allahu akbar

01:11:42 --> 01:11:42

lahinahit allahu akbar allahu akbar allahu akbar lahal

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ham. You say it a few times with

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the congregation,

01:11:45 --> 01:11:47

all by yourselves, and then you go into

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your subhanAllah, alhamdulillah, rest. You do that, obviously,

01:11:50 --> 01:11:52

for 4 days.

01:11:53 --> 01:11:55

And so, brothers and sisters,

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final thing I wanna say

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is is a time of remembering that we

01:12:01 --> 01:12:02

slaughter

01:12:02 --> 01:12:03

our past

01:12:04 --> 01:12:05

bad habits,

01:12:05 --> 01:12:06

and we begin

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new good habits.

01:12:08 --> 01:12:11

Uyid Al Adha is about humbling ourselves

01:12:12 --> 01:12:14

and thinking of the poor and the needy,

01:12:15 --> 01:12:17

thinking about those who are less privileged than

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us. The world is full of about 700,000,000

01:12:20 --> 01:12:20

people

01:12:21 --> 01:12:23

below the poverty line, which live on less

01:12:23 --> 01:12:24

than $1.50

01:12:24 --> 01:12:25

a day, Australian.

01:12:27 --> 01:12:29

There are people who haven't eaten meat all

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year and they wait for this Eid al

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Adha.

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Of course, slaughtering the meat in Islam must

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be done in a humane, most kindest way.

01:12:37 --> 01:12:40

Sharpen the sharpen the knife very well. Don't

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slaughter an animal in front of another animal.

01:12:42 --> 01:12:44

Rest it. Cover its eyes if you can,

01:12:44 --> 01:12:47

and swiftly slaughter from jugular vein to jugular

01:12:47 --> 01:12:50

vein or from carotid artery from carotid

01:12:51 --> 01:12:53

artery. Making sure that you reach halfway until

01:12:53 --> 01:12:55

it reaches close to the spinal area to

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let the blood flow quick as possible so

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the animal can lose consciousness within seconds

01:13:00 --> 01:13:02

and make it as humane as possible.

01:13:02 --> 01:13:04

And so the blood can gush out very

01:13:04 --> 01:13:07

quickly. Adrenaline rush, the heartbeat

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cleans out the system very well.

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Releases all the toxins and makes it halal.

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So this is the utaiyah and korban. This

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is how we slaughter

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the food and we don't waste.

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I ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, to accept

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our worship

01:13:24 --> 01:13:26

and to make this ahiid, a beautiful aid

01:13:26 --> 01:13:27

for you all and for all our brothers

01:13:27 --> 01:13:30

and sisters around the world. Our destitute brothers

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and sisters in Gaza,

01:13:31 --> 01:13:32

in Palestine,

01:13:33 --> 01:13:34

in China,

01:13:34 --> 01:13:35

in

01:13:35 --> 01:13:38

everywhere where they are suffering. When I say

01:13:38 --> 01:13:40

China, some of the lawduses were in concentration

01:13:40 --> 01:13:41

camps. May

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Allah change their state

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from bad to good. May Allah forgive our

01:13:47 --> 01:13:47

sins.

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