Arabian Culture Part 1
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All praise to God.
And may God Peace and blessings young Islamic prophet Muhammad and all the prophets
who have been sent by God to mankind.
The purpose of today's presentation
going to be something of an understanding
of the allergy and culture. I know a number of you have been here for some time.
And I've not had any kind of opportunity to get
to any kind of sessions orientation sessions, which would give you some kind of a background as to the people and the culture. And what you know of it is basically, what you're getting from the basic day to day contract. That, what happens is that it's very easy for us to misunderstand the practices of people, if we don't understand what's behind those factors.
white person does this white person does that, if you don't really understand what is the rationale behind it, then we tend to judge this, according to our own cultural background. Now, I'm from Canada. And I've been over here for, you know, a number of years. And I know, when I first came over here,
I was somewhat perplexed at some of the cultural habits and practices of the people here. And it took me a while to get used to but because of the fact that I went into a course of study, I studied at the University here, graduate masters in Islamic studies from the university is on the kingdom. Yeah. And that gave me the kind of insight which enabled me to understand, you know, something of the industry and the people. And the, the,
in that way, it also enabled me to help others, you know, I have, I work with the Air Force headquarters in Riyadh. And I go from different dates in one day to another day,
at this point, in the 11th month, to help in the process of orientation of giving people a background,
or background, as to the culture of Arabia, the culture and practices of Libya.
And the purpose of this is really, to help
you all were here visiting the country working in the country, I better understand the people to make your dealings with them easier, because then you can understand why a person is doing what you're doing, then it's easier to get along with them visa to select certain things fly with Normally, you know, you would take us offensive, etc. And similarly, it's also a weigh in, or an opportunity for the people of this country, you know, for me to gain an understanding of the purpose, which a large degree in the West, you know, our Western oriented century had been,
you know, a lot of people come, I've gotten tough for many people, with
no end of understanding, you know, reprojection, about the culture and the people of this region. So, the purpose of that said, was to give you some insight, and to give you an opportunity also,
share with me, discuss with me, your own experiences, things that you know, don't add up for you things that you'd like to get clarity on, is what I'm here for.
And please don't feel shy about asking anything, you know, whatever. I have the information forgive you. If I don't have the
first day when we talked about religion, culture, it's important to understand our
job as symmetric people, fundamentally indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, is the basic definition of who the Arabs are genetic people indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula.
So that the one doesn't,
that it is impossible for an alum to be an anti Semite.
He knew if somebody opposes is
usually branded in the West as an anti Semite. does you know he's against America deflecting is maintaining his position he branded, no matter what his background is dangerous anti Semite, but it is impossible to be an anti Semite because he is a filmmaker. So
that's the first one
today when we talk about our, it includes all people
who speak Arabic as their mother tongue.
And this includes,
and there are many in Egypt, in Palestine and Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, who are
and listening together as one in the same thing. However, in fact, that is not
the definition of Arabic, it is only one group.
And that is
in Yemen, North Africa, in what is now known as Libya,
and in other parts of the Arab world, you find your mother tongue,
may have excluded themselves.
From the general category of ABS, this is not the who decided, listen, I'd include everybody, but you could do to themselves from that general category. And what you find is that many of the Arabic people
you now know, in Egypt, in Sudan, North Africa, Algeria, Libya cetera, these people did not originally speak as
They all had indigenous languages in the area, whether or not Africa, you know, classic languages in Egypt, and Sudan. However, many plants get to that region, the people, in order to be able to communicate with the administration of the area's began to set up some advocates, this is why we're here. You know, if you have to go into town, here with the people, to some degree, you're going to pick up onto the plan or something like
that, what happens inside those people's
lives increase into the languages until the languages evolved and sent over into Arabic.
to the Arabian Peninsula,
according to the replacement as
the island of the era, this is the largest polluter in the world, approximately 1 million square miles. And just to put in your packet, for marking, it is about the same size as continental America, east of the Mississippi River has anything to do with the city either together or equivalent. In,
the Arabian Peninsula.
Arabia, we have to look
at the early history and early history generally divided into two sections.
planetary is referred to as the period of ganglia or the period of ignorance and the atomic scale system.
We found that the people that Arabia
there are two two main assets. Those are the South Yemen and there are going to an individual by the name of Dan,
in the Bible is referred to as Japan and the northern Arabian
I've learned and I've met him and his descendants
of over him to know
that I like the target in general. Again, when you look at who the
defendant is, what you find is that
they come from the same family
being the father of
either being the father of the blue
as important to the need
for human economic product.
product was in South Yemen
which is burned
The third day in pagan religious ritual, and it is used in cosmetics and embalming the dead will remain
and it was taken out into
enclosure and and this will be particularly significant economic significance in this area. And those of us who are from Christian background who
used to do some dead
sea life men who have been
them, it was coming from
the people on the labor
involve themselves in
simple issues with the last generation,
the temple of worship of the area was Mecca,
Mecca, and there was a section on in Arabic as the Kava Kava literally means.
And I'm sure you've been convicted, whether it's on television, or photographs, in magazines, or whatever. Let's go with that back to where people are no doubt in worship.
object is in fact, according to
a house of worship, the big house of worship
by Prophet Abraham, and he
back then, what is now known as the Kaaba, being the first house of worship, and it was dedicated to the worship of one God, which was the god known in the traditions of Moses and the prophets of Israel. However, in time,
idolatry was introduced.
And we did the mega tides of Arabia, they all the items around the topic, so the topic became the center of idolatry in
worship provided the idea and the concept of the term along with one God,
it remained amongst the people, however, they worship God as intermediary when they do come with their own hands or whatever the rest of them as intermediary between themselves and the one God.
In Judaism, also existed in the Arabian Peninsula. In the area of Ludhiana, which is not too far from here, was a very large Christian community. And in the south in Yemen, was a very large community and
a family who was accepted, I converted to Judaism, and that whole area.
And in fact, though, the incident took place between the kingdom of Yemen and the Coopers and Lybrand, in that he attempted to effectively convert them to Judaism.
And a number of them will show
a firefight into the tradition of Nicholas Dugan and it was filled with fire and those people are getting
thrown into the ship. And this incident is reported in the plan which is known as the Book of Revelations is listed in follow in the
chapter versus a commemorative
the matters of the draft. Now, from 20 onwards, it comes to dealing with Mohammed, Mohammed will be upon him and a lot of the prophets were born in Mecca. And I've lived before he and he began to Revelation.
By the time of his death in
Arabia, Malaysia had become
accepted Islam. And what we have to understand is that
Mohammed, Mohammed would not
be a new religion,
a religion of Islam, if you
to call it immigrants,
in terms of a particular religion or so, we add a
some Christianity that could
set the plebeians or something like that, however, in Arabic
you had some of the
older one is it something to look at another point
you have is called a redacted
on the web interface, one was related to this particular act of
blogging submission to the will of God wants to submit to the world. And because of this
thing called Mohammedan.
Time, the number of seconds all detected in 25 years ago, Mohammed is sending me
Mohammed, Mohammed have some kind of as a separate individual separate,
to separate so unless you're
the Messenger of God, and God's message was the message
that you get, and similarly, Mohammed religion is not acceptable. It is Islam and different
religions differently the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is named after King Abdullah Jean, as vowed to establish the kingdom in 1932.
Standing in the tower became known as Saudi Arabia. The flags that you see the green flag has certain squiggly white lines on it.
In fact, is Arabic calligraphy, accepting the declaration of faith of Islam?
100 means there is no god that among one God, and Mohammed is a messenger of Allah.
I don't want to see the thread you think the thread is that what the software does? Is it right?
dealing with that if the price of it all prepared represents default, which must be behind the face would have to be
become established as a test in a land
would support the face, which also is the point of destiny. So
if God is projected disappeared, Paul, do
you realize that all the neighboring countries are what they call have nations, whether it's to the north of Europe and to the east of the countries of Germany,
man and to the west, across the waters from Sudan, Egypt cetera.
ethically, the country is usually divided up into five major regions. The eastern coastline is called the gods in this area called appeal for connected
the chain of mountains upon mountains, and the gods itself knew a burden.
The mountain forming natural border between East
and the rest of Arabia.
The capital of Arabia is
to lead if you have any cars to drive.
We thought we would want to give up the weather here for
If you ever get there,
you find that not a very embankment to get up there and the whole of Riyadh is on a patrol, which is referred to as
the eastern region for the month
is the fourth of all of the festival, the northern region of Somalia.
You find most of the Nomad people who still live on the desert without any separate home
a number of foreign deposits
as the largest concentration of fans of any business in the world and the fact you have
over 1000 people
Within the period
of visit with Warren as a sip of desert with regard to the terms of the modern history of Arabia, Saudi Arabia,
in the seventh century, and
Arabia, across North Africa, down into the Sudan,
into southern France,
Lebanon, what is known as Asia Minor, now Turkey, and across into southern Russia and China,
the Muslim world,
john Medina, within that area, that is the Mecca and Medina Mecca being the place where the topic is one that in the person calling, he builds his leverage, he was driven out from there and move to the city of Medina, where he established and Muslim said and from there, and over the left of Arabia is also very good. This city is the center or capital of the Atlantic staple Empire in the early stages, following that, to the master,
then on to Baghdad, in Iraq, and you find that it looks an empire with that all the way over,
a lot of distortions in the practice of religion, that is the path people
is now in the area, where
the governor was here the
good idea, you know, they
gain control over Arabia, and
establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to place
an earlier period in the 19th century, establish the rule of law and the actors the family have, they had to leave
to come back Canada
been back in superior in some way at the left of Arabia.
valleys in a sense, the evidence
presented to the house was given to them by the family. So naturally, when the family was in need, in a time of difficulty, they shattered the quality
until the period of invasion,
religion of Islam formed the foundation which influences how people
how to do people etc.
And this is due to the fact that when granting, it did not erase all of the practices and the people that were here that it did, the practices of the good practices
Modify modifies a certain degree of incentives, random or incorrect practices which are harmful
or modified in such a way as they would become beneficial.
To give you some example, here are generally noted for the hospitality and generosity, the general image of the people here in the sense that you will find people with a knife into their hands, you know, they'll feed you rago. You know, this is a general attitude, in terms of how to deal with people, this is something which are from time to time
for their generosity, and this is a product of the desert Nomad life, their generosity and hospitality had a great compassion for those living in the desert. You know, how come to visit other people, it became very impressive, to show generosity to look after those who were living this type of lifestyle.
What has happened is that
this generosity, or hospitality,
the personal side,
compete with each other in generosity and hospitality, and also personal pride for their side or their family or whatever. Whatever happened when planting doesn't remove the issue of fight or flight and made it an act of worship was adopted.
was quoted as saying that
suggest is that honorably with generosity is not a true follower of Islam.
So, the act of generosity now became an a religion.
That many, many different forms of life among them were polygamy, unscripted, polygamy, and
when the time came,
we're just allowed them for a nice weekend tonight, just in a period of time, we're gonna get mad for one day, one week, one month, one year
the polygamy was
so rare people generally tend to identify polygamy with Islam as looked into the people have many lives. In fact, it's
modified and deficient, which was not common to the Arabs.
polygamy was in practice, in the vast majority of places. And what it did was it limited the polygamy a man be able to marry a maximum of four wives at one time
that they really could have
as many husbands demand to have as many wives.
That is a man having a number one maximum being
the number of wives or pocket
up all the data
considered to be
If you want to see a pig, maybe some of you have been away from America, Philippines for longtime young to the Philippines again, you can
time to help them.
However, it's not just
because there's not an economic
in the face of death, you find women and
men, generally speaking a new color. And this is in keeping with the accounting principles of modesty.
Along with this, just
the man in the desert needed something to cover his head to keep the sun off his head. Otherwise you get
Defining the road you're going to use black and white or white or red and you find the use black and white. Using just like lemonade the multiplicity of colors. You know, this is a basil simple, significant
In the desert,
you know, thank God. Again the staff attending
Jaffna presenting the start equipment
you find on top of this, a dashboard, one of the
what is huddling
in the Nomad, get off the saddle,
the camel back because
that to me was one
of the double, double coin, not allow the need of the gavel.
And the purpose of this is that when you tried to kneel
down, it would run away.
So if you got out, you turned your back, he started to move
back and forth in the debit. That's critical. He did have the demo, he says that
will have taken the debit.
Again, they had been critical. And of course writing the template in the way you're going to be brought up? How do you keep the top of your head.
And holding on to your head,
you're going to ask now
we see the gods and the goblins guiding them.
So this is like, check this edition of where you send out an app, he's driving his Mercedes dyno test with the
10 gallon hat. And it's all
about where the car is a little bit.
I said tradition
came out of necessity. Similarly, you finally go to the home,
to find people sitting at on the floor. And the shows instead of being served, they are crucial. But again, if you think back to the Nomad existence, as a practical
matter, you're not
allowed to sit down.
With empty normally, when you stop at a place, you fill it up with whatever is available, you know, and then you can rest on it when you finish back out to the back on your terminal.
Super, I started on that tradition as well, if
you're familiar with is that the date of death, we're coming from an environment where we're used to, we can do Saturday and Sunday. Now this is related to the fact that Friday is the new day and an added date for the weekend.
So it has religious origin. The other thing you find in terms of separation of the sexes.
Yeah, what's it like diversity education, or in a home setting or whatever you want to miss.
your life, we'll go and sit with the other women, and you will fit them in
they are the planets tradition,
begin actually in the place of worship,
is competition because of the word of worship
of each other, bowing and perfecting, that the men played together and the women behind together
soon as a man or a woman standing next to you
will concentrate on God
with a woman face separately and behind them in and then
separately, and beyond that
I believe in
a document 85% of the customer base.
So it does deliver
some understanding of what Islam is about. And now I just give you a brief introduction to
We understand it in a lesson environment of the individual is something which pervades the society as a whole because Islam and its teachings are comprehensive, all encompassing every aspect of human being life. So that is the
You find that the law of the country, in effect, all of those things took place in the country. So
I tend to apply Islam as the law of the land, socially, politically, economically.
free education, from kindergarten
in the country
is available to every citizen, anyone will come from the outside to study here, education is free. And this is a result of the Islamic attitudes towards education versus the rights of every member of the society, you have to find what
it is, again, from birth to death,
reflection of the slanted view in terms of healthcare. Similarly, housing for the average body wants to build a home, the government gives them approximately 1000 $200,000
25 years, to pay off.
So it says, is afforded a means of owning their own home.
Can I agree with
the fact that this is a country that can afford, however, when you go to another country, for example, like Sudan, where they are declared, declared to be the law of the country and even signed the last couple of years, education,
medical care, to the philosophy
that wherever the need
is obligatory on a commitment to provide the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter for people,
and healthcare. And it's not a question of being having economic need to have the means it should be there. Because if education, for example, is not made, that becomes the question of you having the money, it means that a segment of the society
in a state of ignorance, as to why the left aside, because education in general, as a new director, may elevate themselves from being, you know, in the fourth section of the statute, the middle class or opposition to education.
When you deny people you take, after a certain point, you have to face the fact that education only available to those who are
sensitive to the problem is the society that we serve the gap between the rich and the poor. And not everybody's rich, though, we tend to think that they have a lot of money, everybody, you know, everybody's got a million dollars in his pocket. But in fact, you have gotten to a type where
education is available to each and every individual. So you have the mean, getting out of whatever income bracket he was born into.
Now, the religion of Islam itself is based on five pillars, the five pillars of faith, this is from the teachings of the Prophet himself, is that something with people later on, evolve and develop that from the teachings of the Prophet by the foundations of five
high principles, the first being the declaration of faith, which I mentioned before, that a person says there's no God but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of a lot when he said that he automatically emphasized
tell him that he is required to pray five times a day, I know you've heard the abandoned balance from the master, which divides up the day.
Everybody isn't obliged, inside worship.
At this point points are only worth of at this point, but these are the major points in the day to aid them to the concept of God in between the points is really
helping to develop that confidence. So a Muslim in general is incredulous about at all time. However, a minimum, this is the bottom line, the minimum which you should not go under is five times the day,
the back of
the month of Ramadan, but if you see that missing, the 30 days, that that is a complete flop. It's not a fact in the sense of some traditions where people need to give up some people don't eat or drink
during that period of time during the daylight hours from God, country. And again, it's not just the people, you're not just the face of God, the last leg of 17 hours you're
supposed to do is to help the individual develop control
Over the two basic urges, which drive men the urge for food
the crime, committed violence, and you're gonna find that behind them that tended to go for
the economic situation. And
the third major principle of compatibility, which is
a one accumulated income surplus
which are not using older period of the year,
that is given to the needy
person in demand, you know, a church leader or to any decision is given to people.
And it is supposed to reinforce in the minds of people that love some God given plan. And that's why some people have money while others those, ultimately, the destiny of God, we have a duty with money,
we do not have money. So we have to share what God has given us. And in that way, we confirm our faith in God, that the faith is not just something that you said but for the manifest, you know, after the last principle is that of disablement you've all heard about once in a year, you know, this unfolded in Mecca, at least once in their lifetime.
That comprises the basic five pillars. Now, before I turn the situation over to you all, to come back to the, you know, some questions or comments, etc. I just want to mention a few very common misconceptions, clarify them, hopefully. The first is that Muslims are terrorists.
This thing seems to be synonymous in much of the Western influence.
However, let it be known that Islam, for him is what is known as terrorism,
bomber, airplane, killing innocent women and children is not sanctioned by Islam in any way. Such a person is considered a criminal, a sinner, punishable by God or by the state of Utah. This is a major thing, taking innocent life.
So fight against combatants, those who are fighting you, taking up arms against you, that is your life. That is your duty to kill women, children, old people, etc. Who are not involved in the fight that is prohibited in Islam.
occasion This is a course of action is specifically related to the to the Palestinian Israeli
will take in the course of action, why is it the number one
that many of those who are part of that organization?
Other questions other than
that as a Muslim,
there is no
second principle that
males are mostly homosexuals.
Because coming from Western tradition, we see people walking around holding men holding hands, normally in North American context, and
the men walk around holding hands, we say that something is wrong here. Right? And you got people in accordingly. However, in this part of the world,
it is not considered
sexual. There's no sexual imposition behind the land holding another hand.
As we shook hands in the West, go to the man it
is only a a show of friendship has no sexual overtones. It's not to say that
Islam does not function homosexuality, nor does the law of dysfunction, which is based on Islam.
the death penalty for homosexuality one was involved in the app taught in the app
as one you know, for both sides, the door and the one thing does, Mr.
just mentioned that doesn't mean when a lot together that may mean that they're not gonna
matter how good they may be.
have chosen to live under the law or the under law.
As Islam was said that
the largest Muslim country, Indonesia, 150 million Muslims never saw a single Muslim soldier.
So not majority of people that we know now today, as Muslims, whether in Africa, or in India, etc, the vast majority of these people came into the cloud without ever coming in contact with Muslim army. I'm not saying that. That's what Islam said from this. from Arabia, they did not, we're not involved with a military struggle against the kingdom of Rome,
the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire,
the empire of India, India Empire, they're involved in military struggle. They said it was a struggle, but no one was focused on the idea of not being fed by this arrow gonna travel with a sword in right hand and the pride in the left hand, you know, either you accept Islam or you lose your head. This is a false picture of the set of Islam. And it's stated very clearly in the Quran, that there is no compulsion in religion, one cannot compel anyone to become a Muslim. And the fact of that is that it's the same for 700 years. And most of the populace did not become a Christian. Islam ruled India for similar period of time, some 500 years. And
the vast majority of the people did not, they were not forced to become
general fishers has given almost nobody wants to divorce his wife, it just as the three times that he goes back all over.
That's the general picture of it. However, the fact is quite different.
That divorce is initiated by telling his wife, you are divorced, but their condition
he cannot pronounce that word. If the woman is in her period, let's show why. Because when a woman is in a menstrual period, you know, it affects her psychological is the biological changes in the body affects so often times, like, psychologically, she becomes cranky.
Soul Cycle, you know, from month to month, you know, how your life changes in moods, you know, it's something fairly obvious.
We're prohibited from pronouncing the word at that point, because the reason why you may be pronounced is because of that change in her
psychology. Know, Greg, do you already know what else is the most you cannot do so at that time, especially
in the in the time interval between periods, if one has had such a relationship with his life, he cannot pronounce the word in that interval.
He has to wait. One official estimate out of the
two years, this is a period in which he has not had sexual relations with him, then he can follow as he approaches the finance with his capital.
So it's not just a simple case of your divorce, because it's all over here you go your way.
Now, I should add, add, though, that one, the three months, because you have to wait over three months cycle,
after the announcement was made, she us until she has a mess appeared.
Another period. And it says, at the end of the third period, now the divorce becomes final. During that three month span of time just remain living together. In other words, to give you an opportunity to to be certain that this is what you really want to do. And usually families will get involved in the process. It's not just up to you to you know, the father and mother of the girl will come and talk to you or your parents will talk to her in depth and talk to each other. It's not just a one on one type of situation, the family who should get involved in this.
And when the period is over,
is over. There's no long drawn out court battle. No, you wash your dirty linen in public. No, she did this to me. And he did that to me and he was with this girl and you heard that man? No.
Of course it is.
That your family philosophy is that if you enter into marriage, by merely saying I do. Why should it be difficult for me to come out by
the fact that it's so easy to come up with a general sense, kill the rate of divorce due to the family and social pressures which encourage families to stay together very low.
In spite of the ease, that is just it is
not acceptable, in fact of the oppression of women. So there's no depression, given that Western women are oppressed, they're covered up, in a lot of the places, I've been referred to as VMO, that moving objects, you know,
sort of dead, right. And the tendency is to think of them because they're covered in the pocket of V.
Right in the back of Boston, and all these other things, right, then.
However, the, the philosophy behind the covering of it one of protection of the woman
look at the the force of evil, because she was the one who got Adam from the string No, because in Islam, time efficient, Adam was responsible,
he is the head of the family, he does the bus the brunt of this responsibility.
So, he was not considered, you know, that simple, double influence, you know, type of individual who have to watch out for who was punished with the pains of childbirth or that he lacked that she did. In Islamic teachings, this is not the case.
She is looked at as a weak link in the society she and children, women and children,
our second clock, but the reality of the woman,
100 yard Olympic
more than the top High School American,
There's a big difference. Physically, I'm sure I don't have to convince you I know.
I might have to get into arguments about this issue. That command is fairly obvious that women are weaker, physically speaking than men.
A weakness means that whenever men and women mix together, really women will suffer.
You are familiar with the case is going on in the in the military right now.
Where the officers had that party, and female officers were made to run a gauntlet where the men were ripping off the girls on the way fondling them. And now the big Chase, people are losing their positions a job
One incident, they did a survey, you know, two years ago in the army, and the sound from the general down to the female couple.
As one body, they claim that they were under harassment.
Women in the life of the profession, are in this
situation, where they mixed with because it is the nature of men, when he mixes with a woman who assess themselves
over that woman
some people are able to control themselves and sacrificial
many people are not
all you have to do is any female left to go on the subway in rush hour, New York City, you know, what's it like?
And this is not a phenomenon only in America is a phenomenon around the world anywhere if it happened here, because
this is a measure of the atomic principle is that women are separated from the men to protect them from this harassment. So education from grade one to PhD, separate education,
the separately educated
apart it is not a requirement that they have separate institutions. If you may find some other Western countries where men and women attend the same universities that there will be a separation in the classroom that the woman will be on one side the men will be on the other side.
In the front or in the back. You have to be you know, separate school to gather needs to do so society's got to do it that way. And that is one of the methods
criminal you'll find your now women's back when a guy cannot
cannot come sometimes women hear the video shops in his shop decided that women not allowed to enter was this
reminds us of what that means used to happen in America and
the reason for that is that these
shops are usually quite small and
All harassment. So they found that they have not allowed them to go in there. But they're not allowed to go in there doesn't mean that the second time because it's the same way men and women, that is the bank, that doesn't mean that men or women, this is a process of maintaining cooperation for the protection of the woman
will help in all the major cities, large shopping malls and
But in Riyadh Gohan should they
about it so much with us, the Saudis have area, they'll tell you where they are. We're only women. And this is based on the principle that for a woman to go, she wants to buy some factories in Brazil, you know, and demanded that in her website, what
is the issue of modesty? You know, for that, for the woman not to be put in that kind of situation, they have their own
voice or something, yes, women are. But
to be in an area where the only dealing with women, these institutions have also been set up.
And in terms of riding on the back of the bus, you know, the buses, you have a section in the back with a woman, right? But if you are here, when buses were first introduced, women rode in the front of the bar, they put a place in the front of the bar,
that the men had to pass through the front to get to the back. But I found that even whether the woman was separated from the men in the front, that harassment was taking place. So what they decided to do is
a separate section for the woman in the back where they go in, and they will pay the money, I'm sure they pay a fee for the left side.
Was that decided? No, what do you think of the American context or the back of the bus? You're mentioned, second class status. This is not the case here.
So these are the main ones that came to my mind based on things that have been said to me in the past. And some other questions, if you'd like to read that, before I head over to you,
especially for those
associated with Islam, and also Elijah Muhammad, I would like you to know that these individuals have nothing to do with Islam.
farrakhan may claim he is a Muslim. But the teachings that he proposes that he follows have nothing at all to do with
an origin and not comply with the fundamental purpose of God and men.
as well as a number of other content, I just wanted to make that clear, Malcolm X.
In the latter part of his life,
when he was kicked out of Elijah's organization,
to become an orthodox Muslim, paid for him to go and make cash, on his way to live in Hawaii has he found, you know, from
Algeria, Morocco, the pilot will
like a North American. You have Europeanized and he has been from the very beginning.
So let's go and work from the wrong color, shape size.
It became clear to him that what he had gotten of the teachings of Elijah was hot, that black people were bad, and why people were devil, you know, reverse racism.
when he came back to America, he came back to America understanding what Islam was.
When he came back, he was then backed out of the media, you didn't hear about him anymore. And within six months, he was assassinated. So he had made the transition to what is known as orthodox Islam.
Okay, now I'd like to turn it over to you. And before
giving you the opportunity to speculate one more point. And that is
wherever you get the opportunity to visit in the home of the people here, and the families that your families need their family, you know, to be something of the culture and the people should be home to take advantage of it. Do not think that because somebody is inviting you to their home and expecting generosity, that the hidden agenda behind all that is decide to converge. Remember that it is fundamentally a part of the people and of the religion for people to be hospitable.
as a guest in the country, and it is natural for them to invite you to be hospitable towards you. What you don't want to talk about, you don't have to talk about what you would like to talk about, you can talk about, you can talk about anything you want to talk about, there are no no forbidden topics.
Even the issue of the month, I know many people have been told that you cannot I
don't even go there. But in fact, it is up
to you. And for the month, when it's time for prayer, he would assume that you are
going to play you're standing back, you're gonna feel something's wrong with you. So you're going to get hostile as to why you didn't join the prayer, you have to go through a good explanation that's different. That is definitely if you'd like to see the inside of a massage and look like there's nothing hidden. You know, like the Masons, they got to get to all you got to practice a third degree before we can get into
the mosque is an open area, anybody can go outside and get
your gun back out here and there was nothing hidden from you.
If you have an idea what is inside of it, it's not a hidden book, it's not a secret. You don't have to touch it to get me to talk alone, you can get it in the market, they have competitors here, in the office here, they will have some copies,
I assume they do have them, you know, you can borrow one you want, I've looked at it, you have an idea, you know, you're here,
take advantage of the situation, you know, learn something, learn something other people's their ways, their idea of the system, because this will help you to understand and help you in your dealings with the people. Okay,
that's about all I had, you know, I leave it up to you all. Now, if you have any questions, or any comments, you'd like to make anything, which I said, you felt like you raise
confusion that you'd like to get clarity on.
No topic is ready to
talk about aging?
they don't have to tell you.
Because, you know,
this is john, this is on the bounds of what is allowable legally.
I'm sorry, no, that will happen. I know, my mother is not a Muslim. And when I was in Riyadh, you know, I was in the market one time with her and, you know, with our chairman, what my mom to cover
had to explain to my
in enthusiasm to try to maintain you know, an atomic identity some people have gone overboard, and these errors in the end it there have been cases where people have stuck other people lived and reported and been reprimanded in or even lost their job in Riyadh, you know, because the the community there have been informed that they are aware of what is required of them, you know, unless it's actually in fact beyond about
because you'll find that also from a dealer, and the dealer, which is we're not allowed to enter
like a restricted area. We all in every society have restricted areas, you know, whether it is an organization or whatever, you know, as long as a complete system this is a restricted area, which has been restricted by the prophet himself in order to establish a sanctuary
sanctuary where people committed Central and single ideal would congregate in the place of pilgrimage to try to minimize the effects of you know other cultures.
They've lived in established from the time of the Prophet however, you know the other areas of the country if you go down in the area only specific for Mecca and Medina
stop and go
the early 90s
The more that you
because they're brought into the country, brought in for the consumption of the majority of people.
you can't get
rid of it.