Birthday Of The Prophet

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Karim, Allah Allah He was Sufi Minister nevison mochila Yama Jean, offered due to Allah, Allah Peace and blessings on his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness. And so that is

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the topic

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of today is what

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was the significance

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of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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We know

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from the Quran,

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the prophet Abraham

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had prayed and Allah, Allah

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to bless

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maca

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bless

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the people.

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And this is because

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he himself

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had been placed

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in a particular chair,

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wherein he had been commanded by God

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to take his life

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Hagar and his young son

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Ishmael,

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and to leave them

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in this lands

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on their own

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in a situation

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which appeared to be something of abandonment.

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Here he had been commanded by a law

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to take his wife and child and abandoned them. In the middle of nowhere, the desert

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Burleigh

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left

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that circumstance

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and made Mecca

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a land

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which became

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a center in Arabia for commerce.

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And

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Allah also blessed

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that land

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by having Prophet Abraham Mills, they're the first house of worship dedicated to the worship of the one gods.

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And this was built

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before the building of maximal opera.

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This was built

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and preserved

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as no other structure of worship

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of the prophets have been preserved. Because we know today of nothing on the structures of the building, which were set up by the prophets of God the past, this is the only one which has been preserved with the exception of course of the masjid Medina of the last prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah. But that

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structure, the first house of worship was preserved, even though in time, the people of the area had fallen into idolatry and had made the Kaaba in Mecca, the center of idol worship, for Arabia,

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a lot let

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that land

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and that center

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based on the prayer of Prophet Abraham, by raising again in that land, the last of the prophets of Allah

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who would purify

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that house of worship the first house of worship built

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by the prophets of Allah, to dedicated solely to the worship of the one God.

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The Prophet

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came

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also, based on prophecy which has been given

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by

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Prophet Moses,

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which even to this day is recorded

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in the Torah.

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In spite of the distortions which have crept over the Torah,

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you still find in Deuteronomy,

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a lot of statements that he would raise up among the brethren

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among the brethren the Prophet

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Raise up a prophet like Moses,

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who would speak what you heard from God, and who would

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establish himself as Prophet Moses established himself in the land. That is, he would establish the rule of God.

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He would live a complete life, marrying, having children, etc, as Prophet Moses did.

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And the only one from among the brethren who came was Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And we also have

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in the distorted gospel that other according to the various writers,

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references

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made by Prophet Jesus, or attributed to Prophet Jesus when he spoke of the one who would come after him,

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translated as the Spirit of Truth, and in different other translations also we have in the apocryphal Gospel of Barnabas, where his name is mentioned.

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Specifically, the prophecy of is coming was given by Prophet Jesus.

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And

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the people who came after who were true and sincere followers, they knew of this coming. This is why, when we read in the biography of the Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah

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were in his youth.

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He traveled with an uncle Abu Khalid, to Syria on the way they met among,

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among

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who was familiar with the Scripture,

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and who was able to identify the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam as the one to come when been foretold in the scriptures.

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So his company

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was prayed for by Prophet Abraham,

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prophesied by Prophet Moses

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and further prophesied by Prophet Isa Prophet Jesus alayhi wa sallam velocity, the blessings and all of them.

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And he came at a time when the world

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had fallen into the depths of darkness.

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The End towards the end of the sixth century, the beginning of the second seventh century.

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This was a time when

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Christianity

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had sunk in into the depths of idolatry,

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Trinitarian concepts

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of God

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and practices

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which were the farthest that they could reach from the teachings of Prophet Jesus

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and other countries,

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places like Persia,

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where

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people worship a duel God, the God of light, the God of darkness,

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ahora Mazda, and Angra Manju

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which was a distortion

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from the teachings which had been brought to them.

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And India

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was,

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as it was,

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in terms of idolatry, not knowing virtually who God was.

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And similarly in Africa and Egypt, Sudan, North Africa, to find the people in the depths

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of idolatry

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where mankind

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was

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turned into

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servants and slaves to produce

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the largest Did you just monuments

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to idolatry to the worship of Satan, because when we talk about idolatry, what we're talking about ultimately is the worship of Satan.

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Because anything that we worship, besides the law is satanic.

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So this was the state of the world.

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And as I mentioned, in Mecca itself,

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the Kaaba

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was surrounded by over 360 idols.

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idols of the various tribes of Arabia, islands which they brought from neighboring countries,

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they were in a state

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where a mecca had become the center of idolatry. For the tribes of Arabia, people would make pilgrimage there for the worship of the idols.

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So Prophet Mohammed

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was raised here,

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his birth

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is the beginning.

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But

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the significance

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of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam

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was in the message

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and the message that he brought from God,

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which began when he had reached the 40th year of his life,

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and continued to his death 23 years later.

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This is the greatest significance of Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah.

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This is why you find in the Quran, that Allah does not speak of the birth of the Prophet,

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but he speaks of raising up amongst the people, a messenger

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that is the conveyance of the message to him, and his conveyance of that message to the people.

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This is what you find throughout the fire alarm, reminding the people informing them, that he had sent this prophet

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emphasizing the message not the time of the birth,

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nor the time of his death. Of course, he had to be born and of course, he had to die.

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But this is not what was emphasized.

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It was the message. So the significance of Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah lies in the message which he brought,

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which if we reflect

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on our attitudes towards those who help us,

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a person, you are in a very difficult situation on your job, somebody comes along, and he helps you out.

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Then you feel committed to that person.

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You love that person.

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You do anything for that?

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You're sick to your dying, a doctor comes or first is skilled in medicine comes and he cares.

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You are forever indebted to that person. This is how you feel over the material things in his life. Then how should we feel about one

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who saved us

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from health

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saved us in a sense, which is far greater than saving our physical being or economic means.

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We should naturally feel committed

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love,

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we should feel a total willingness

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to do

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for this individual, whatever we can,

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from what he has requested.

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Because he described himself

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in a metaphor

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as being like one who in the night,

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set the fire

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and the insects of the Knights. When they see the fire, they all head for the fire. They are attracted to the fire and they fly into the fire that guy

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but this one who sets the fire he tries to keep these insects back. He tries to stop them from flying into the fire. This is how he described himself but this insects are insisting even though he's fighting trying to keep them away. They're still flying around and trying to get into the fight.

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This is

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the example of himself.

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He came

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trying to stop us show us the way

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away from the fire

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but the masters of mankind

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what the fire

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in ignorance.

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But this is the role that he played.

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He taught us the class

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he gave us conveyed to us the final level

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of Allah.

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And he also taught us wisdom,

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the understanding and application of the Quran

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through

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his lifestyle, what we call the Sunnah,

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wherein he demonstrated for us, how that was to be understood, and how it was to be applied

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to cure the

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spiritual sicknesses,

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of

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the spiritual sickness,

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which was

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destroying mankind.

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Those people that we spoke of, of Persia,

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on the end of India and of Africa, etc.

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So many of them were say, with the coming of Islam, Islam, liberated them

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from the servitude of ship, and the worship of their rulers,

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to the freedom

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to submit oneself.

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So the one true ruler, a lot.

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The only one who deserves servitude

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if you're gonna have social sicknesses,

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like jealousy,

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unfair competition, in the business field,

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unfair competition, even in the fields of marriage, you know, your brother has proposed for you to go and propose, when your brother's proposed already to the same person, this is

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secured through his teachings from so many social ills, that

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if we are honest,

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we cannot but

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feel indebted to him.

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Feel that we owe him something.

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But of course, the only thing that he has asked for from us is

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to worship Allah to submit ourselves to Allah.

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And to pray for him.

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Not to pray to him,

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but to pray for him.

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And Allah has himself confirmed for us that whenever we pray,

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for the Prophet Mohammed says, I love

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that we are rewarded, the, the the reward for that prayer is multiplied for ourselves, we benefit for making prayer for the Prophet Mohammed says Allah, He benefits and we benefit, we benefit even more. We are the ones in need of making prayer for the prophet

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to remind ourselves of our duty to follow His commands, to follow his way.

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And allies emphasize his significance by placing his name in the other and then the call to prayer. So that we hear five times a day and in the apama, another five times a day, his name is again mentioned, reminding us of his role and his importance.

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However,

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unfortunately,

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we have a phenomenon

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which is spread over the Muslim world

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from

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somewhere around the 11th or 12th century,

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wherein

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the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam

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took on more important

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then the prophets

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message itself.

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So, people began to celebrate his birthday

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in imitation of the ways of the Christians,

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the Christians who would celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Isa.

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Of course they don't call him Prophet Isa They call him Allah.

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God got

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some

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Muslim began to celebrate

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His birthday, Prophet Muhammad.

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And it is likely that the idea for this came from satanic sources,

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from Satan,

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from the helpers and the friends of Satan,

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that they would introduce this idea to the people in a fashion which would seem very attractive.

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Is the Prophet Muhammad

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greater than Prophet Isa La Silla? Is he not? Is he not the last of the prophets? The greatest of the Prophet?

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Sure, we all agree. Well, then, if people would celebrate the birthday of Prophet Isa,

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we should be celebrating even more in the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

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Very attractive, sounding

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very enticing.

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I see this is the way that the satanic forces Satan comes to us. He doesn't come to us with something which is obviously evil and obviously wrong. Because we recognize it and say no.

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He will come to us with something that we must agree with something which is, in its essence, true, and worthy of notes.

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As I said, the first statement was,

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isn't Prophet Muhammad Allah, the greatest from the Prophet he's alive from the greatest? Yes, we all agree.

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But now comes

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the trick. Well, its profit is as birthday celebrated. Christians can spend all this time and effort to celebrate somebody who was lesser than our profits.

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Shouldn't we outdo them? Shouldn't we do better than what they're doing?

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And of course, the ignorant masses will say yes,

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this we should.

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And so the practice began.

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It began in Egypt,

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as far back as been recorded in the time of the documents. This is a this was a rule of Shiites.

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deviants were deviated from mainstream Islam, who had elevated some of the descendants of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam, to a status, which was similar to a law giving the qualities of a law to men.

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These individuals began the celebration of the birthday of the prophet SAW Salaam on a national scale.

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And from there, it's spread.

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So, now you find

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in the Muslim world,

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every country

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in every single country in the Muslim world

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with without exception, the birthday of the man or column is celebrated.

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Perhaps this is one of the only countries in the world where it is not celebrated with official sanction, it is not celebrated, you know by government decree like a day you know, in Ruby allow well this is this is the, this is the month in which it is claimed that the Prophet Moses Allah was born and a particular date has been set.

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This has not been declared an official holiday. But you have people here

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who will make the celebration privately because officially the scholars of the country are opposed to it.

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And they have spoken about it. So many people are aware of it so the masses of people do not get involved but you have some individuals who will do it anyway.

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So they carry these they have their celebrations but they're done privately in homes or whatever.

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But in the rest of the world

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you will find that this becomes a national holiday Yeoman levy

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you know where people are free to work it's just like you know, like eat

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and they will celebrate the birthday of the property.

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Much as I said, what has happened here

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is that

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the message was the Prophet Muhammad said Salim brought

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was neglected.

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And

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people began a personality cults.

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You see where the personality the individual became more impressive.

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Then, then the message which he brought, which is the opposite of what the Quran says

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that the message was more important than the individual. Muhammad Rasul Allah was only a vehicle.

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We respect him, we pray for him, we love him, because a lot chose him, not because of him himself. He was a man like other men.

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But what makes him worthy of our love and confidence and trust, is the message that he brought the fact that a lot chose him, to carry that message to us.

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But unfortunately, as I said, People got caught up in the personality, the individual, the man.

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So his birthday becomes important.

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The man when he was born,

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the day on which he was born.

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And this is something which the problems I fell have warned us about.

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He warned us saying that you should not be excessive in your praise of me in the way that you that the other the Christians did to properties.

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Don't do it.

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Don't make the place of my burial, a place of gatherings

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and celebration,

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and worship,

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as the peoples of the past did, to the process of the past.

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And he told them

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after saying do not praise me,

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beyond my words, as they have done to Proverbs even said, I am merely just called me, I belong a slave of Allah.

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And the Messenger of Allah. That's what

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departments

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are of the people.

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And he, in his personal life,

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emphasized practically to the people that he was a man like them.

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When people came

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to seek him out, when he sat amongst his companions, no one could identify those who didn't know him couldn't identify.

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until somebody pointed out Oh, there he is over there.

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He was indistinguishable from this company.

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He sold his own clothes, mended his own shoes.

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He lives a simple, basic life.

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Because what was important, was not the man it was the message that he brought.

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And this is why he told us

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that

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whoever does a deed

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which has not been sanctioned by me,

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by Islam,

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that deed will be rejected, will be thrown back at you, it will be of no value.

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And whoever brings something new in the religion

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this which is brought a new will be a source of misguidance

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coup d'etat in balada.

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Every new thing will be a source of misguidance. And ultimately, these new inventions these new changes in the religion will lead a person to help

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because behind these innovations are the satanic forces.

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As I said they appear appealing to us initially, but eventually they take us out of the religion.

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This was the teaching. The teaching was prohibiting the introduction of any new practices in the religion.

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The Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah did not celebrate his birth.

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His companions did not celebrate His mercy. The students of his companions did not celebrate his birthday, nor did this their students celebrate his birthday. And the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said the best of generations is my generation. Then the generation which comes after them, then the generation which comes after them. So if the best three generations

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Mankind did not celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

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can that celebration be good?

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No,

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it cannot be,

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it is

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in contradiction to the message.

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And because of this, you find when you go to the celebrations, in most parts of the world, I must say in every case, but in most parts of the world, when you find the celebrations and the people get together,

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you will find the mixing of the men and women,

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they may even be taking intoxicants.

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They will be singing songs, which elevate Prophet Muhammad wa sallam to the status of Allah, they will give him qualities of a lot

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omnisphere powers and etc, which only belong to a law, you'll find this in many of the famous what they call a feeders, which are some when you go and look at the meanings you find the ship.

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there they're giving to the problems I tell them attributes which belong only to a law, which is sure.

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But this is what you find. And there will be music, music worship, ah salon, you know, had described as being

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deviant as being the work of Satan as being a fight of,

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of destruction of people from the worship of Allah. And what you will find is that these people, many of the people who are deeply involved in these practices, these are people who are neglecting their compulsory duties. You'll find a man who doesn't pray, he doesn't stop. But he's going to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet.

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And you speak against the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed sauce I love you know, you are an apostate, he's ready to kill you.

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But he doesn't pray and he doesn't stop, doesn't give.

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Huge amounts of money are wasted in the celebration. paying people will come and make these songs and music and all these things. These people paying all this money and they don't even pay the regular cast.

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When it comes to inheritance, they don't divide it up properly. They divided up according to their own whims and wishes. They're not following the principles of Islam, when it comes to the celebration of the birth of the problems as a lump, you know, it becomes something which they give their everything.

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So it is a deviation.

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It is something which

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deludes people into believing

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that they are pleasing a law.

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This is the shortcut is the people who are not prepared

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to do what is required of them. Seek the shortcut.

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by attending the celebrations, by showing your love for problems, often you see this love to celebrate. And this is going to carry you to paradise. You don't have to pray fast into the other thing was just this love to see it becomes like Christianity,

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isn't it? Christianity which teaches everything is love.

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You know, you love Jesus. That's it. As long as you accept Jesus, you know, love Him with all your heart, then that's it doesn't matter what you do after that you're going to paradise you're amongst the blessed. So this is what has happened. They've modified the religion into Christianity. So though they're calling themselves Muslims have become Christians

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in their practice.

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And this love

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is not accepted

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in any way, shape, or form.

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that none of you has truly believed until I become more beloved to him than his wife, his children, his parents, and the things of this world and even himself. When he said this, Omar, the second challenge had said,

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O Messenger of Allah, surely you are more beloved to me, than my wife and children, and all the things in this world except myself.

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And the Prophet Mohammed bin Salman Tolan, well you better check yourself.

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So he reflected some more and then he said, No, no, even myself and he said, Now you have really believed

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this is therefore

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much.

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How do we show our love for problem homicide?

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Is it by disobeying His commandments. So if somebody tells you this is it

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Love you, brother.

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When you ask him to do something to knock and

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I'm so busy I'm so every time you asked me, he said, No, no, no, I can't, I'm too busy, I have to do this. I love you I love what is the meaning of this love.

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You know, love which is real is going to drive you to serve the one who you love.

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This is why we are worried that you didn't our law tells us look like to be aware

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of your wife and your children. Because they can become an enemy to you, because of your love for them. You may disobey along. So you have to be careful to keep your love in check, that it does not reach the stage where you will disobey a law to please them. Because when you do that you're ventured into the realm of

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your love of Allah, creation becomes greater than your love for the Creator,

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then that becomes hell for you.

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That's your path to health.

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And this is why we're learning it. Because true love will cause a person to want to serve and to do things to obey the one that he loves.

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And that full sense of love

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is deserving only

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to Allah and His messenger.

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And the reason why we love the messenger in this faction in this fashion.

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And to understand the love of the messenger, you have to understand the love of a law. And when the law says, full inclusion. The law said the only law if it is safe is that you love the law, then Follow me Follow the profit from the law and the law we love you. Because when we love we seek from the one who we love,

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love that. We want the love to come back. You know you I mean you love somebody, you want that person to love you also. So we want the love to love us in our expression of our love,

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then we must follow the Prophet. When we follow the prophet in fact, we are following the law.

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Because the law says made up of law, whoever obeys the messenger of obey the law.

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So our expression of love of a law by following the messenger is obedience to Allah.

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So herein lies the essence of the love of the messenger. obedience to Him.

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Doing what he has commanded us, and avoiding what he has prohibited us from.

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Because we know that whatever he has conveyed to us is from Allah. He didn't speak of himself

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lands upon in Hawaii in huella.

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This is a lot of describing the problems I found them is not speaking from his own desires. But what he related to you is revelation.

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So his actions and his statements were it's a secondary form of revelation from Allah demonstrating to us this is why we are obliged to obey Him.

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Obey the Koran and obey him all the time. A lot of sellers require bail law in the business of a law in a business.

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Because the two are inseparable.

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They are inseparable.

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So our expression of love, what is required of us is to follow the Prophet Mohammed Salaam, and this is

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our declaration of faith, isn't it? What do we say I shall do I know Muhammad Rasulullah after saying I shall do and it will be their witness that there is no God but Allah, nothing worthy of worship, but Allah, allow me to add to that. And we bear witness that Muhammad

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was the Messenger of Allah, the One who conveyed to us the message of Allah.

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Meaning,

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meaning that he is the one individual in our lives,

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who we are obliged to follow blindly.

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Whatever he has told us, we follow

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because he was the Messenger of Allah.

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And if we really believe

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that the Prophet Mohammed Gaza alum was the Messenger of Allah,

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then

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we would have no reluctance in obeying

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His commandments and avoiding the things which is permitted.

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So, when we find within ourselves a reluctance

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to do

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or to avoid,

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what we are expressing here is

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an aspect of our weakness of faith.

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A portion of this belief

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is what it is, in fact,

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if it remains at that level and then we seek to do other righteous things to cover it, okay fine.

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What if it grows, it can become full disbelief.

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reach a state where, you know, a week ago, one individual in the eastern province was executed

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for cursing alive is messenger,

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saying that Islam was alive,

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false was made up the Quran was written by the Prophet Jesus stories he made up. So it was like,

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this is a person who Satan had finished taking him away.

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That individual does this belief may have started in a small stage. This is why, although we know that sins are on different levels,

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and a lot does commanded to fear him to the degree that we are able, if

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we try to fear him to the degree that we're able, however, we should not neglect the fact that in disobedience,

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small areas of disobedience,

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when they become widespread in our practice, this can lead to major disobedience.

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You know, we all always have to be in a struggle, and effort to try to stop

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to keep back these

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forces which are destroying our faith.

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We have to it's a constant struggle.

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So

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it is very important for us

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to remember the Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah.

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Not on one specific day in the year.

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But on every day,

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as the law is commanded to the abandoned the akarma, to the childhood that we make all of a sudden Allah Mohammed.

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So

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we have been commanded to remember him throughout our daily life.

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And that's how we should live it.

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It should be a constant, reflecting on the problems that Allah has commanded us to do, and to try to apply that in our day to day life.

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In the end of the hotbar, the Imam had mentioned that

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in the media,

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you know, there is an attempt, even here, where

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the official position is against

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the celebration, these innovative and prohibited celebrations. There is an attempt in the media to try to, to make celebration of the province of Solomon's birthday appealing. So, you will find in some of the newspapers, you know, I saw one paper, it had one whole page

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of praise to the problem, I was 11, somebody wrote a poem, which filled the whole page of phrases to the problem.

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But

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as he pointed out,

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people fall into this trap, either due to ignorance

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or because they're seeking some worldly benefits from worldly gain.

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Or

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because they have chosen deliberately the path of evil.

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So, those of us

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who have in the past,

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fallen into this trap

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shouldn't reflect which of these categories are weak.

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If we're in the category of ignorance, then we need to under

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Establish love properly.

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And this is the purpose of the football, to educate, to make you aware of what is required of us as Muslims in terms of our relationship to the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, how it is that we express our love for him to understand that to be educated, so that we can save ourselves.

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And if we are involved in these things out of seeking

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worldly gain, because the boss in our company

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says, I'm having a celebration over my house today. And if you don't come,

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then you will not be amongst those who are liked by the boss. And this might mean you might lose your job in the future, etc. So out of your fear of displeasing your boss, you choose to displease a law.

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Those of us who may be in that category, need to reflect on where we're headed. Because for sure itself, if we don't correct ourselves and get out of that situation.

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And for those who insist,

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because

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they have, in fact,

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this belief,

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they have rejected faith.

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For them, of course,

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this has no

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because

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they have, in fact,

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this belief,

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they have rejected paid

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for them. Of course,

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this has no meaning, as the law says, you know, he has

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put a veil over their eyes,

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and has seal their ears and their hearts.

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So telling them is like not telling them. So I'll just say.

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So in sha Allah,

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I would hope that

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this topic is one, which would cause us to reflect

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not only on the issues, the direct issues concerning the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, but the issue in general of innovation in religion

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that we be wearing,

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especially many of us here,

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who, in fact, our recent converts to Islam,

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where we may find ourselves in going back to our host, our own countries or home countries, we may find the people practicing many differences,

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that we have a duty to ourselves,

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not to just fall into the practices of the people

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must to try to determine the basis of these practices.

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If they are not found in the teachings of the Quran,

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or the message of the sooner the practice of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, then we have to reject these practices. We have to oppose this.

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That opposition, of course, should be done wisely.

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You know, it's not just, you know, calling people mushriks, or, you know, disbelievers or whatever, because they're doing these things, what we try to educate the people as we have been educated, to understand Islam from its foundation, as we have striven to understand. And in that way, we can convey the message,

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the message of revival of the return to the pure Islam, which was brought by Prophet Mohammed czars alum 1400 years ago,

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this blessing which Allah

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gave to the prophet to mankind, we may take benefits from it, and pass it on to others.

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Shall I'll stop here, if anybody has any comments that they'd like to make or addition of any points from the hook by itself, which I missed? Or any questions that they'd like to raise? on the issue on the topic of celebration of the Prophet Muhammad SAW someone's birthday, then they may do so now. But just before that, I should just add that if

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the celebration of the prophets birthday philosophy is prohibited in Islam,

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then the celebration of our own birthdays

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and the celebration of our children's birthdays

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goes without saying

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right

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Because if we had to celebrate birthdays,

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and we're prohibited to celebrate that of the property,

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then naturally our own celebration alone birthdays, and those of our children must be permitted even more. So.

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Of course, one may say, Well, the celebration of the Prophet Moses Ellen's birthday, this is a religious act. When a person does so, he does so believing that this is pleasing to Allah.

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So in doing this, this becomes a form of innovation in the religion, because we cannot please a law with something which the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu didn't feature, the only thing which are pleasing to a lot of the things which a prophet SAW Selim taught us to do. Because he did say, you know, that Makarov, crochet, and you caribou, Camilla LA, No,

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I did not leave anything which would bring you closer to Allah, which is pleasing to Allah, which will bring you closer to him, except I told you to do it.

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So, the person may argue a lot, when I celebrate my birthday, or the birthday of my children, I do not believe that this is a form of coming closer to Allah.

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So this is just a, you know, we could say, a cultural practice,

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you know,

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so this shouldn't really be included, along with celebration, the process I'm referring to,

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that is

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that it may not be in the same category, because of one's intense.

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However,

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if one looks at the origin of the celebration of diversity,

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go back and open an encyclopedia, to look under the heading of birthdays.

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And see where the practices of celebration of birthday comes from, you will see that it returns to pagan practices,

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idol worshipers of the past

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put certain special significance is to the birth, the time of birth of a person, which is expressed also in the zodiacal signs and the you know, the, what you call the signs of the zodiac which are called astrology, etc. These these are the pagan concepts and thoughts, which are the roots of the celebration of one's birth.

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So in doing so, one, in fact, imitates pagan practices of other cultures.

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And the problems are Solomon said that whoever imitates the ways the way people are from those people are amongst them,

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are considered one of them, like them.

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And we as Muslims are enjoined to avoid practices, especially those which have pagan origins to them.

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And when you look at the effects

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of the celebration of one birthday,

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the harmful effects that can come into families, you can see naturally, why this also is not like the semicolon. Because

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when your child comes home to you and says,

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so and so the neighbor invited us to his birthday party, then you must now buy presents.

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Because when you're invited to a birthday party, you are expected to bring a perfect birthday party is a means of gathering presents

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for the child.

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So now you your economic situation may not allow you to be able to buy a president or a president which would be under standard of that particular family.

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So your child now is put in a position of embarrassment. Because all you can buy is a little loving kind of President and he feels shy to come and give a little nothing when everybody else is giving big presents. So he feels bad if you're bad towards you, because he can he can understand you don't have enough money. You know, it's just my father is not a good father, he doesn't do this. And then

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when his birthday comes around, and you can't afford to buy him what he wants,

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he feels again, bad feelings towards you.

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And if you forget your wife's birthday, because you're busy working, that's also she's upset why why you didn't remember my birthday. You know, you see all the negative things that comes out of his birthday. That it's not surprising why Islam is opposed to

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because to know, some people may benefit, the harm in the end becomes greater.

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So I just wanted to add that, you know, in case

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because we're on the topic of birthdays, it's good to just link it all up shala

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now if any of you have any questions,

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Could you go down and speak to any questions from

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any questions anybody would like to read? Okay, but

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how does the Muslim pray for the Prophet Mohammed Salah? Well,

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we have been

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commanded

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to

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say, after the mention of his name, some Allahu alayhi wa sallam

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that is, you know me a lot of peace and blessings be on him.

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We're asking a law to bless him. This is one of the ways that he said something to Elijah.

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You know, wherever you are, you do so, and whoever does so,

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a law will reward him 10 times that mental Alia

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salats in Washington from the law while he Yeah, Asha, Allah also praise for that or bless that person who does that 10 times.

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So, we benefit

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while praying for the problem and

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also, when the event is given,

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that we make afterwards in which we have the law for Allah sila for the problems as Allah,

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which is

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lm explained was the highest level in Paradise, which should only be given to one individual and he wishes that he would be that individual.

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Now, some people mistakenly think that this concept or term of what sila means intercession, which is wrong, because farmers I tell him explain himself when the components are what is what he explained, this is inside a Muslim, he explained that it is this particular place in paradise the highest.

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We asked a lot to give him this to elevate the status in paradise.

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This is how we pray for him.

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Of course, some people may go further and

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recite the Quran, for example, and ask the Lord to give the blessings of the recitation required to the Prophet was not

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leap practice has now become questionable.

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When we recite the Quran,

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we need the blessings ourselves.

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You know, he is he has told us how to

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bless him to pray for him, let us the way that he told us the other things we can do, we should try to do as much as we can for ourselves.

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Okay,

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this

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the question that our brother was asking

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was that there are references

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in the Koran and in the Sunnah, and it's commonly stated, where the Kaaba

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is referred to as data loss,

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the house of alarm the house of God.

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Now, as a brother expressed that this has some kind of overtones

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Do you know which sort of implies when you say this is the House of Commons, you know, it means car it lives in his house, right. So, when we say this is the house of Allah, we what are we saying here? I mean, just to clarify this point,

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yes.

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In

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Arabic as it exists in English, you have a construction which is

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this a construction indicating possession of a thing.

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Sometimes this is used to indicate the possession of something which is your own

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a part of yourself or something which you own, which is not a part of yourself.

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And this is for example, when we say

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my hand

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this is something my own right, that gloved hands, you know, this means it's part of me. So that without look at something which is not that far.

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Have himself not. So, this expression of possession, can indicate,

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can have a number of different meanings one, that it is a part of something, or just possessed by that thing. And then when you use this term of possession,

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it could be just merely indicating possession.

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Or it could be indicating special honor

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to because when we say the houses on the earth, all of them are a lot of houses, we could say all of the houses on the earth are lucky in the sense that allies The one who gave us the materials to build it, and the knowledge to build it.

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They all belong to you.

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However, she refers to the places of worship, as to law, the houses of Allah.

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He, out of the houses that we build on the earth, the structures that we build on earth, He has chosen some of them and have given them special honor.

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So this possession is one indicating honors, not one indicating that he inhabits or it is is in that more literal sense, no, it's one of honors, he refers, we refer to nagatomo.

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The Shi Cavalia law, you know, this was the one sent as a as a test to the people

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of prophets.

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Father, right. His people, this was a test sent to them the scammer.

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And she normally when we say,

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Thomas Campbell, it means this is the animal that

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we milk or whatever.

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The one we say Nakula, we don't mean that is the camel that a lot right blue allies, elevated that Camelot of all of the capitals because he made it a sign to the people, there was a miraculous quality to it,

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which separated it out from the other channels. So that's what gave it that status of honor by a lot of calling a kiss.

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A lot of camels, a lot of house and then, of course, the mecca Kaaba, out of all of the various houses of a law, this one, he refers most directly to his beta law.

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Because of all of the houses of worship, it is the most honorable, this is why a lot, you know, to the problem has told us that one prayer there

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is worth 100,000 prayers. This is usually the honor that Allah has placed on this being the first house of worship built for the worship of Allah.

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So this is how we can see it. And similarly, when a lot refers to

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his spirit. It's very important to keep this in mind. Because some people have mistakenly thought, when a law refers to his spirits, in the bar under the law has a spirit, especially those of us coming from Christian backgrounds, where we think of a lot of genius spirits,

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and that allies in each and every one of us than our hearts,

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then this conveys to us the concept a lot spirits and then a law created Adam and blue in him from his spirit that you know, each and every one of us has a piece of ally inside themselves. This is a mistaken concept. No, this spirit is created by a law, a lot of friends with his his spirits to human spirits, is elevated above the spirits of the rest of the creation.

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kit has a special status. So you first with US history.

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But the problems are solved and clarified for us that are the beginning of the six months in the development of the human being then an angel comes and blows the spirit in that individual. So the angel is the one who place the spirits in other

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parts of the law

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room. And when you say glow people think

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and of course once you do that, then you're making a lot like a mess.

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But,

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you know, we're not allowed to conceive of a law in the terms of human beings.

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So, we have to understand these statements which allow us in some of them have metaphorical implications they they are used to bring a concept closer to us, you know, to in terms that we can more easily understand but in the same time we

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have to be careful to not fall into such a literary understanding that we make a law like his creation, because the law says very clearly lays the commission initially, there is nothing like it while I'm here.

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No one is similar to you.

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So Allah is not a spirits nor does he have the spirits but he created the spirits

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whether human or otherwise,

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raise your voice.

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Okay, are brothers asking for a person who recently embraced Islam, reading various books and materials which are printed in various countries,

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which may have in them to different degrees, information, which is deviant.

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Not every book which is written in every country is deviant. But many books may contain many DVM facts, they may not be all deviant images at one point or another point. How do we know as a new Muslim when reading information? How do we know that this information is authentic is reliable? How can we judge when we don't have a firm foundation, a solid background in Islamic scholarship to be able to distinguish between truth and falsity.

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If you see a book,

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you read a book in which a person is just telling you ideas after ideas after ideas. And is not quoting from the Quran. And not quoting from the statements and practices of the Prophet Muhammad SAW right away you know that is a book that you should not rely on a dangerous

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because human ideas

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human ideas

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may be correct, or they may not.

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When a man lets his mind go, to write whatever comes to his head, you know, it is very easy to deviate many people because when we look around the world, those who are deviant rather they deviate behind the right things in the teachings, which have no basis in Revelation.

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So when we're reading and the talk about Islamic books, of course, right? Books, we're seeking knowledge about God, man's relationship to God, how he should live his life, etc. We should

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seek those books that refer the information back to the foundation of Islam, the Quran, and the Sunnah.

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and preferably,

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there should be reference, not just the person saying in the Koran, it is said.

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It tells you verse chapter, so until

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the Prophet said, in the noble tradition, no, he said, in

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collection, Buhari volume, so and so, you know, stage so and so the more you find that, the more you can be

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confident about the information you're giving, because when the person tells you where you can find it. So in other words, when you read this, you can now go back to these books and check it yourself reading for yourself, then you can feel more confident. And those people who are on the path of deviation, they will not reference their work in the trash.

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You know, for the most part, if they're going to give references, they'll be vague references so you can check it yourself. So these are the ways of the means that you may use to ensure that the material that you're getting is sound.

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One of the means that you may use

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for yourself being here for example, and fortunately, alive, not only blessed this country with wealth, the material wealth, which is what brought many of us here.

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Not to try to make our lives better, earning some money or whatever.

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But he has also left the country

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In the sense that the

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center of Islam, Mecca and Medina here,

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and furthermore,

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there was

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over 100 years ago,

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a revivalist movement

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led by a scholar from this region by the name of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab, who called people back to the practice of Islam, in its purity.

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He was opposed

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by many, actually, his own father spoke against his brother even wrote a book condemning him.

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But before he died, his brother came back and became one of his supporters. But the point is that he was chased out of this town that he was in,

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but eventually found support

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by one of the Amir's of this area.

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And, together, they set about spreading the teachings, as well as reuniting the country.

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This movement began as I said, as a religious movement.

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And to that degree,

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it has affected the overall

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religious direction of the country.

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So you will find here

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less innovation, in terms of the day to day practices of Islam, when you will find in most other countries, so

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you can to a degree, I mean, to a limited degree, I'm not saying you can just open this door wide, but I'm saying to a limited to me, if you find that people are not doing certain things here in terms of practices, like the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet, knowing certain other celebrations, etc. And you go back and you find people are doing these things, this is a time for you to question to seek

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evidence, you know, to a certain degree, I said, you can't I'm not opening the door wide open in the sense that there are things which are here, for example, you may find interbank

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interest being given and taken.

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And we cannot say, well, we go back home, we want to deal an interest. So, they do it in Saudi Arabia, you know, it must be alright, this is the land of the Prophet and so on. So I don't know.

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I don't want to open the door wide open, you know, right into everything that they're doing No, but I said to a limited degree in terms of the day to day, you know, practices, celebrations, etc, you will find that this is one of your best examples. So, if you find things which seem to be different, then these are one of the signs that you may want to question when you go back.

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But, as I said, the general procedure that we should use is to concentrate on material which indicates the source that is comes as being the Quran and Sunnah, showing you where you can research these things yourself for further study. And these are the types of materials which you can put your

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trust in.

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What you don't find fulfilling these, you have to be wary about, understand that these are opinions of people, which may be correct, and may not be

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the reference to praising the Prophet

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with their praise and reference to the Prophet Muhammad, who they were

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and his family.

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Now in recent times,

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there are people who are reported to be members of his family

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whose character is questionable.

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Is it correct for us to ask Allah to avoid the profits family?

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In reference to that there's a hygiene

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or there are Hadith in Sahih Muslim where there's reference made that we should not consider his family

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which they shouldn't have a special place amongst us as Muslims, simply because they are members of assembly. Is it proper for us to praise His family

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or to ask Allah to reward assemblies simply because they're members of this family?

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Well,

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question here. I mean, it's a question without an answer in the question, right? I mean,

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the question being that

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we are enjoined, or it is said that we are enjoined to not only praise the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, but also praise his family.

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And this is in the salon itself along with Mohammed, Ali Mohammed,

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you know, this is and also on the family of Muhammad Rasul Allah.

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And there are people around today. And there have been people in the past, who claim to be from his family, his descendants,

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who in their practice, are deviants.

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So,

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should we, in fact,

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phrase, the family of the Prophet, so I'll tell them simply because they are a family.

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And our brother also mentioned that he recall, reading something in the traditions collected by Muslim, that departments Allah had said something to that effect. But I don't know exactly that to the effect that we should not praise His family because they are his family.

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I'm not really familiar with that particular reference that he made.

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But the point is that we are commanded in the salon

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to ask Allah to bless his family.

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And that's, you know, clear, five times a day.

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However,

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what is understood here is

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the righteous members of his family,

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you know, as a law, told,

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you know,

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when his son refused to join him,

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that he is not from your family.

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Though, physically speaking, yes, he was the son. But Allah told him that this man is not from your family.

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So anyone who is a deviant and corrupt individual is not from the family of the Prophet Mohammed Godzilla, even if he physically happens to be amongst his descendants.

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So we encouragement and commandment to to ask the Lord to bless them and family.

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To righteous.

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You love

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laws,

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who Allah loves

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you love those who the Prophet love. Those who are close to the Batman's are the love, you should love them too.

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And he had also said

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that anyone who hates my descendants,

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you know, who have his family.

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And he's talking about really his more immediate family. And those are the righteous of his family, anyone who hates them?

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His face is

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destroyed.

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Because if you hate those who are lost, loved,

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how can you love a lot?

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That's why those people who hate the companions of the Prophet

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you know, call themselves Shiites, for example, who claim that the vast majority of the companions of the farmers I tell them became apostates. They left Islam except for both sides.

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Starting with aboubaker

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all mine was not these are all people who left Islam is what she had to say. The majority of them say

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in other words, an apostate is wrong. You should hate. They hate those who department love.

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departments are gonna married the daughter of Abu Bakr and the daughter of Omar and he married two of his daughters to Earth man

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and you hate them.

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For sure,

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any further questions?

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We have some questions here from

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why is it that all the other prophets, such as Moses, Jesus Abraham,

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were or are common to both Christianity and Islam?

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Why is Prophet Muhammad wa sallam not present in Christianity?

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Does he have a Christian name,

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but by Christian name, meaning a name, by which he may be referred to by Christians without realizing that he is in fact, the same person.

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The fact that the reason why the prophets Moses, Jesus and Abraham are common

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to both Islam and Christianity, because

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Christianity is a deviation from Islam.

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What Jesus brought was Islam.

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What Paul thought was Christianity.

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So what people are following is not what Jesus brought what, but what Paul thought.

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But since his teachings were taken initially from Islam, this is why you will find

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a commonality there.

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The prophets are similar.

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And the reason why Prophet Mohammed Al Salam is not recognized as a prophet in Christianity,

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because

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it was a deviation from the teachings of Christ.

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And as such,

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it is not going to guide people to the truth.

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It will hide the truth and lead them instead to false.

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And this is what Christianity in fact, this

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is a powerful fossil today,

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leading people away from the truth. So why then such a path should then guide people back to Mohammed Salah? No, doesn't make sense.

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So it's natural that Christianity should not mention,

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you know, are considered to be a prophet of Allah, because what he thought was the truth, which contradicts and negates the teachings of Paul and what became known as Christianity.

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However, you do find in the distorted gospels, as I mentioned, in the beginning, some references,

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the pirate cleats,

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which has been taken to mean when Jesus spoke of going and that when he left, that one would come after him, and that's the one would come up to him would not come until he left. You know, I'm speaking about this individual Christians are taking that to refer to the Holy Spirit's but uh, however, when you look at the references, it's obvious that it is not the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit existed at the time of Jesus.

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The Holy Spirit was present during the time of Jesus according to the darkness. So therefore, we really need to look at those references

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in a nother light

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and a light that this is in reference to an individual. And then if we do so the descriptions given to that individual known as the part

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that that's those descriptions. It's only Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah.

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question, is it not right for us to give Thanksgiving that we're born

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into this world? Why is it that birthday celebrations are being discouraged?

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One as I said, one needs to go back and look at the origin of the principle of celebration of birthdays. Because you will find that said that it has a pagan origin

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and when we celebrate the birthdays, it is not really one of Thanksgiving.

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You as a particular individual

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may put that intention behind it. But that's not the general intention.

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So since it has a pagan origins, this is why we reject it. And if it weren't, in fact, something good, because if we're allowed to look at it as Thanksgiving,

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thanking God, now we have turned it into a religious Act, which we now believe to be pleasing to God, giving science to God that we were born, this becomes a religious act. And Prophet Mohammed, our fellow who brought the final message of Islam, he didn't give thanks to God that he was born.

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So what do you think? Are you better than the Prophet? Do you got a better way?

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Obviously, giving thanks in this session, is not an acceptable

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method.

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Question is the holy Kaaba, the center of the earth

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geographically, and we hear this people referring to the Kaaba as being the center of the earth. But if you think about it, you've got a sphere.

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Any point on the sphere is its center.

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You know, so, it is a ridiculous statement. It is an attempt on the part of people to try to, you know, give the Kaaba some, you know, almost mystical,

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you know, qualities, you know, as far as I know, when I attempted Islam and, you know, some friends of mine told me, you know, that, you know, the Kaaba, you know, the birds don't even fly over the copper, you know, they circle around the carpet, like some, you know, forcefield that goes up from the Kaaba, which prevents them from flying over the Kaaba. So, I got a chance to come to Mecca and I went there and made ombre, and I saw birds flying,

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not only flying over but deprecating on the cover.

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And you see people when, when the rain come, when it rains in Mecca, and the rains on the top of the Kaaba, and they had tons of swamps, I mean, to leave the water off, they'll be running there and catching the water in from the top of the cabinet and his bottle bathing in it, Washington or they bring the the roads that they plan to to be buried in there, bring it there Washington dam dam water under it, which happens to be raining and the water's coming off the top of the carpet, they're going to Washington DC

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when in fact this water is filled with

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madatha cebra bottling it and taking it back.

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This is a distortion misunderstanding where people have deviated from understanding, you know, the practical and the real aspects.

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So

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the cover is not the center anymore the center of the earth, then Medina or master the laptop or any your own home is essential.

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Okay, so

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it's not two o'clock, which is our stopping point. So, inshallah, if there are any other questions, they can be carried on next week.

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Just before going, I was asked last week, because we did run out of time,

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to

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touch briefly on the topic, which had been a source of controversy, you know, in the week that I was absent.

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And it is a topic which the week previous I had, you know, deliberately attempted to, to deal with in such a general fashion that it would be without controversy.

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And that was the topic concerning the covering of the face of the woman.

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And I would just like to re emphasize

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low, some brothers

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tried to push one position over another position

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in the set setting two weeks ago, that there is sufficient evidence

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to support both positions with major scholars

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on both sides.

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So much so that it is not fair to say I was said that if you were an Arab or if you understood Arabic, then it would be clear to you then it has to be this way. This was a statement which was made or that implication was given. And as I said, there are major scholars who are Arabs, who understand Arabic as best as it can be understood.

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Who do not understand those verses in the light that the brother was expressing.

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So, I would just like to return us back to the original position which I gave three weeks prior, which was that it is on the individual to look at the evidence from both sides.

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And to choose for himself, the one which appears to be most practical, most reasonable, and apply it.

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But I could just say, practically speaking,

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in America,

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where

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a woman

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may accept Islam

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may be working to provide for her self and

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that she may find extremely difficult

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to even get a job with their hair coverage

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for us to tell her

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that it is compulsory to cover your face.

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And if you do do so, you are a sinner

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is to tell her that she should stay at her home

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and allow herself and her children to starve.

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So I know on a practical plane

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there, as you may all

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know, in the Philippines, on a practical claim that as much as one may be convinced one ought to have to deal with the practicalities of life.

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And that ultimately, you know, becomes the determining factor in terms of what we do.

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And if we recognize these practicalities, then it is better that we take a position which will allow a certain amount of leeway for people to be able to live and practice their Islam, you know, on a community and an individual level

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and shala with that I would like to close now,

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asking a lot to accept

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our gathering as one in which we have sought to please Him.

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One in which we have been reminded about the importance of the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam to praise him throughout the Lord's Prayer for him and blessing as a means of reminding ourselves of the importance of following him. We ask the Lord to give us the strength and the courage to follow the message that she brought as completely as possible.

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In order that we may find our way

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back to God

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to paradise in the next life