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Da’Wah To Non-Muslims Part 1

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For many standard decent methylome within

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our prisons due to a lot of Peace and blessings UNICEF, Prophet Muhammad from among Salaam, and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day

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as my brother introduced topics to you

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to non Muslims

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and stress the importance

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of our two Muslims

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because

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Muslims today

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do not represent Islam.

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And they're not representing Islam This is on a global level. They're in fact, discouraging people from becoming Muslim.

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And

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I'm sure none of us doubt that the best method of Dawa is by example,

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where people can see what Islam is, in our lives is much more effective and better than us talking.

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However, the reality is that the Muslim world

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is not in a position today to

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promote Islam from its own

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practice.

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And this is a particular struggle, or represents a major area in which we all have to struggle to reestablish Islam, within our families, our communities and our countries

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so that we can become good examples

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to others.

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You know, the law teaches us to pray in the crime.

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To ask that a law protects us that we not become

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fitna in levena cafaro, that we don't become a trial

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and test a means of diverting people who do not believe from becoming believers.

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But tonight,

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we're going to look at something of the methodology of Dawa because

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the DAO itself

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is a comprehensive

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program.

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It springs from Islam.

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It is not limited to any one particular group

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or country

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and begins with the individual.

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And

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it reaches out to his family, his community, the country he lives in to the world.

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This is an ongoing process.

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What we will look at this evening will be an aspect of that process.

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We shouldn't think now that brother was rightly pointing out to us that Tao means calling non Muslims to Islam it means

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spreading the message of Islam,

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whether it be to Muslims or not.

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This is the basic requirements

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of each and every Muslim

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embodied in the verse from the Quran, it was a lot of fun to Allah commanded us. Although Elizabeth Rebecca

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will Hekmati well more in

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the way of your Lord

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using

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wisdom

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and a good mode of preaching.

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This is a general command.

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Confirm that that verses

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chapter, verse 125, of Surah 100 16th chapter

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damansara salam also reiterated that saying well, the who and the willow Ayah

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convey whatever you have learned from me, even if it is only one verse.

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This is a basic requirement of each and

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directed to everyone around

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we here

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are in situations where

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those people with whom we are working anonymously

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and back in our own countries,

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we find around many of us come from Muslim minority situations.

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Many other people in the society around us are non GMO.

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And it is the duty of each and every one of us to convey that message of Islam to these people,

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because if we have not done so, then we have committed

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a major crime.

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committed a major crime, the crime of hiding.

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This crime is so terrible

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that Allah

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in threadlocker verse 159, promised his curse

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on those who hide.

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He said,

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in the levina extra moolah and the nominal Beijing it was Buddha named majima Sabina mimbar Dima, by na hoona necesita una, Allah Allahu La,

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La La La

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Vallee those who hide what we have revealed, from the clear messages

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and guidance, after explaining it to the people in the Scripture,

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those are cursed by a law.

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law

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allows curse means that your life is ruined

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your life in this life as well as

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serious

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and we know from the Sharia that anything

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that has with it, the curse of Omar it means that that thing is haram

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when the problems are seldom said because when we we discussed this in previous sessions about how do we know when something is haram How do we know when something is mukou or when it is with the habit?

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Maybe we need to go over it again.

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But the point is that how we knew when something is haram is if the thing was stated to be haram by the by Allah or

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or if

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there is a punishment in the [???]ty afford, your hand is cut off.

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No, you're stoned to death.

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You have to pay

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some form of retribution, anything which there is when there is a punishment.

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We know this thing is automatically

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if

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allowances are the problem does lm says is the person who does so we're finding something

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it's another sign that

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the punishment is hell and the next time it must be Haram.

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And also, if the Kurt

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mentioned that a lot curses on it, or a lot says that.

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For example, from us, as Alan said, that a lot curses the men who dress like women and act like women.

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And he curses the women who dress like men can act like men.

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So from that it is concluded that the

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imitation of

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female dress

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by males is prohibited in Islam is haram.

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And similarly, for women to imitate the dress of male is also

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because the curse of allies.

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So when a law says that those who hide what has been revealed to them

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are cursed by a lot this is indicating to us that this act of not conveying the message of Islam to the non Muslims around us is haram.

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So

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of course

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some of us may feel we don't know enough of Islam to try to convey to others

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but this is why

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I fell and said Bella Who am me well I convey what you have learned from it even if it's only one.

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So even if all you can do is give the person a copy of the class suggest to them to read the class and Linda McCarthyism. Me You cannot express yourself very well you know, the person might be too educated you feel is too logical and you know you You're quite simple.

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You know according to what you can but you have to convey some

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To them a pamphlet or the Quran or a book,

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give them a tape, invite them to a lecture, wherever

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you go, you do according to your ability allow will not expect from you what you are not able to do,

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if he did not give you the opportunity, or the ability to convey his message in the form of lectures or, you know, discussion, argumentation, etc. And Allah has put different members of the society on different levels

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in favor some of us over others, whether it is in wealth, or is in duty or strength, whatever, you know, we're all in different levels. So what is required of us will be according to our level, that we do the best we can, based on the knowledge that we have, based on, you know, the abilities that we have.

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So there is no excuse for not conveying the message.

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And that's why it is a sin in Islam, to hide that message.

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Now,

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for those of us

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who

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are able to express ourselves to some degree,

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we find ourselves

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in a situation where

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we have in front of us a number of people from different backgrounds.

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And the question comes, what is the best method of carrying the message to these people? What is the best method?

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People have asked me this many times?

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Because I've been involved in different forms of people asking what is the best method? Can you tell us the best method? I'm going to America? Can you tell me the best method for me to call these people

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if you were asked to sell them

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is that there is no one best method.

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That's not that actually you could say is the one which is more suited to the person that you're speaking to. That's the best method, but can I identify what is that?

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Because people are different

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people's backgrounds different.

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So we cannot write down for now, you must say this. And we can make a program for you to speak to everybody you learn these things. You can go to dow anywhere in the world, no.

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It might work in one place and that works.

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This is why a lot that was rolled in as a leader of deca in hikma

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out of the way of your Lord

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with using wisdom,

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wisdom meaning that you have to find what is suitable for that person, you have to be wise

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have to have an understanding of the circumstance.

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So we can say that, for us to effectively give Dawa

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we must understand the person or persons to whom we are giving Dawa.

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understand their way of thinking.

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In America, we call it their mindset.

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The way that their mind is,

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what is the background? What has brought them to where they are today.

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What this means, then, is that you cannot come

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and preach, if you want to give our

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general that we're not talking about a circumstance where you're now put to give a talk. Because if you're put to give a talk, then you're you're the ones talking. But now on the general circumstance where you're on your job, or, you know, you come to a party or a gathering of people or whatever, you know, and you want to try to get the message across to some individuals.

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You have to

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listen,

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you can't start by preaching.

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Because if you start by pressing a need, this means that you already know where they're at what they need, everything's going to go and tell them exactly what they need.

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The correct method,

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I would say would be to find out what

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is in the minds of the people to whom you're speaking.

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The individual you're talking

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about very much what what his background is where he's coming from.

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After you have understood

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what his thoughts are, what his views are, then you can try to find the area which is best to introduce

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some aspects of Islam to that person.

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is the correct methodology

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that you have to listen,

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to introduce some questions, to try to develop a relationship with the

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other people open relationship, you don't come at them directly right off the top.

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scare them away. You try to build

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a relationship

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with yourself in a situation of discussion, open discussion, we'd like to exchange ideas.

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This way you can find out what

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after you've understood, then you can go to look to see see, what is happening is that the person was going to give Dawa. He is like a doctor.

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When you come in, to see the doctor,

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he doesn't just look at your jaw, you're sick, you probably have flu, let me give you this output, you have some doctors like this, right? Those you have to watch out for. If the guy is writing a prescription before you've even told him What's wrong with you, then you better go find another doctor.

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A good doctor is one who is going to listen to what your problem, then you will check your tongue and you look in your eye in here and check your blood pressure. After you've gotten all the information about you, then he figures out what is wrong with you and

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this is a good doctor.

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In the same way to die is like a doctor, you have to find out what the people doesn't remember, the people are disbelievers, what we believe is whatever they are sick, you have to look at them as being like the sick, they're spiritually sick.

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They may be physically, but spiritually they're sick, maybe dying spiritually.

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So, you have to go to find out what is the root of the sickness of that disease.

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So that you can find the suitable cure to help them.

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So very important for us to listen,

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to discuss to exchange ideas, spend more time listening in the beginning to find out where the people are coming from.

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And then we can approach them according to what is suitable to their background. Now,

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what we have to understand is that regardless of their background,

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regardless of the approach that we are going to take, because we said the approach will vary from background to background,

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we still have one major point that we must

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see, for some people, the big problem may be covering women, you know, talking to some non price just to cover up these women.

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Okay, this is that person does not have a right you have to pray five times a day.

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Why can't you eat the pig?

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The pig like, like the cow for the Hindus is the holy worshipping the pig is that when you get into people can come to you from all kinds of directions.

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And of course, when they come and as long as the people you feel that they're relatively sincere, then you shouldn't get upset with what they may ask you to understand is that people have influenced me as anything,

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to see it as a sickness and try to find a suitable cure.

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But regardless of what points you start from, whether it's from foods or dress, marriage practices or whatever,

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there is a point that you must take them

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for you to have conveyed the message.

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Because if we can say that there is one message which is found in virtually every verse of the Quran,

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we could say that that message is

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maintaining the unity of among,

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in our worship,

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within our emotions and our social dealings, however, is whatever we maintain the unity

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that is the point that we must get to this is why when Prophet Mohammed Al Salam sent

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to Yemen, as the governor he said to him

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in Nicaragua demo, Allah Coleman min al Khattab,

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our Luma oom la in LA

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and you actually do more

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out of

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Sacramento home and the more

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otter Valley comes in.

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That is,

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you're coming to a people from among the people on the Scripture,

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Christians and the Jews, actually among many Jews,

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the first thing that you should call them to is

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yours.

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And if they understand that, then you inform them, that Allah has ordained for them five prayers

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in every 24 hours, each day and night, we have five prayers.

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That's what we tell them after. But the first thing in other words, the essence of the message that we are trying to get to them, is the oneness of the law.

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Because if we spend our evening, convincing people why the woman should be covered,

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all the health reasons why they shouldn't eat the big,

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all the good social reasons why we cut off

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for people who kill,

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we all got to walk away and die, will that take them to paradise.

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But if they walk out,

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walk away,

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accepting the oneness of Allah, and they have taken their first step to paradise.

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So this is the key.

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No matter what background we come from,

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no matter what points we begin our discussion,

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we must take the people in the course of that discussion to the oneness of Allah.

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Now,

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the non Muslims

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may be divided into two main groups.

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Those who believe in God

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and atheist,

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those who do not believe in God.

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They

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are made up of two main groups today,

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communists

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and they're getting fewer and fewer.

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And the other group are capitalists.

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Not the sandwich innocent atheists.

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But

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acsi the capitalist or communist, these are the main two groupings that they are divided into two camps.

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They are atheists, amongst scientists, etc. of the West.

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For capitalists, and the economic outlook and communism promote atheism. Specifically, capitalism does not speak rarely of God or you know, it is an economic outlook or system, which doesn't speak specifically about God. Whereas communism actually does speak about God. It denies

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the existence of God you cannot be a communist and believe in God, you couldn't be a capitalist and believe in God.

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So

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if we had to approach

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one of these groups, we take the communists first.

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We can point to them

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the recent demise of communism,

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communism is dying all around the world.

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I know if you're lucky, you still have

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the Tamil Tamil Tigers. These are communists.

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Okay, but I know in

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and they don't they do not come in.

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Okay.

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Wherever it is, wherever you go around the world, you will find groups of them.

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You know, in the Philippines who have

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communist rebels that are there fighting the government and still in Europe in different parts of Europe, in America, England, young communist parties,

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in different parts of the Muslim world still have people promoting communism. Matter of fact, the the Kurds, for example, who are involved in rebellion against

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both Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. Most of that movement is led by

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It

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means that these people don't they have, what's the name.

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And

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the point is, though, when we are discussing with the communists, we can begin

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by discussing with him

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the fall of communism rise is falling apart, why

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communism, which promoted itself as being the solution to the problems of man

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a practical solution

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tended to look at religion as being idealistic,

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you know,

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unreal,

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whereas,

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communism was supposed to be,

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you know, they call it one of the terms of use for the scientific socialism,

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dialectical materialism

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very flashy, nice sounding names. But,

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when you look at the goal of communism, what is the goal of the communist system, they say, the goal is to produce

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the communist man,

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what is it is what is the attributes of the Communist man, they say the communist man

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will take according to meet,

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and He will give in terms of his efforts, according to his ability.

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This is the society the society in which people work together,

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giving as much as they can physically in terms of their abilities, mentally, whatever they use whatever abilities they have, according to their abilities, and they will only according to them

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now, sounds very beautiful.

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But this is idealism, at its utmost

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at its greatest extreme,

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where you are going to work twice as hard as me.

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But because I'm twice as fast as you, I will eat twice as much as you

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men never accepts that.

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If you work twice as hard as me, you want twice as much as

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that extreme store.

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That is the nature of Massey they claim that man when he's born, he's born without

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any instincts at all, totally blind. And it is a society now, which creates in him the desire to want to possess them to own and

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so they feel that through education of a new society, you can now raise a generation of people with this kind of idealism. Well, we've had a couple of generations in Russia, the work,

00:28:12--> 00:28:12

didn't work.

00:28:14--> 00:28:15

Silent didn't work,

00:28:17--> 00:28:20

which was supposed to be one of the most communism the communist country

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doesn't work.

00:28:27--> 00:28:33

The only way that that system can survive, is by putting guns to the heads of the people.

00:28:34--> 00:28:35

That's how it survives.

00:28:36--> 00:28:44

You have a strong military and put the gun to the head, you don't want to die. And the people work, but will they do the work the hardest?

00:28:47--> 00:28:57

This is why the communist countries were unable, in spite of the resources look at Russia compared to America in spite of the resources that America has no more resources than Russia,

00:28:58--> 00:29:04

whether human or organic, or you know, mineral resources. No, America does not have more than

00:29:06--> 00:29:09

that Russia cannot compete commercially with Iraq.

00:29:13--> 00:29:14

Because people

00:29:15--> 00:29:20

on the jobsite, when under work, as much as they are forced to work.

00:29:23--> 00:29:25

In America, the harder you work,

00:29:26--> 00:29:27

the more you can get.

00:29:30--> 00:29:33

So, people will work harder.

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And this is one of the basic reasons why that system failed.

00:29:40--> 00:29:41

So,

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this can be an introduction.

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And you can then go on to point out that in fact, this system is against human nature

00:29:51--> 00:29:55

is what it is. This system which is proposed against the nature of man.

00:29:56--> 00:29:58

man's nature is in such a way you can't change

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it

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means that it has been set.

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And furthermore, you can also point out that the communist system is

00:30:11--> 00:30:12

amoral.

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Meaning it has no moral

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according to them, what is right and good, what is beneficial to the proletariat, the working class, the masses of the working people, whatever they agree on is good, this is good, but they don't think we are as bad as that.

00:30:35--> 00:30:37

So his mouth will say,

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what good today can be back tomorrow.

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There is no stability.

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And in fact, there is no real morality.

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Because if morality is left to men,

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then corruption will spread too often.

00:31:01--> 00:31:03

Men have to decide what

00:31:07--> 00:31:18

the decision has to be from someone who has not got class interests, or tribal interests or whatever. It has to be from the creator of

00:31:19--> 00:31:21

giving us as possible

00:31:22--> 00:31:28

arguments which may be used to bring those people coming from a communist background around the side to reflect on

00:31:29--> 00:31:38

other options. Right. And then if we could spend the whole evening just discussing communism, but I just want to give you something from each of these systems.

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The second major group of atheists come from capitalists.

00:31:47--> 00:31:49

And the basis

00:31:50--> 00:32:01

of atheism, for them both in capitalism as well as communism, lies in the evolutionary theory. So you can use this also, along with the communist as well as along with the capitalist

00:32:03--> 00:32:04

need to

00:32:05--> 00:32:06

read up a little bit

00:32:08--> 00:32:19

about the evolutionary theory to understand what it's trying to prove what it's trying to show, and the weaknesses that lie in it. Because in fact, when one goes into it, one finds that it is a story.

00:32:25--> 00:32:26

The evidence

00:32:27--> 00:32:31

actually points to special creation, and not evolution.

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

So it's good for personal energy involved in Dawa, to be familiar with the theory of evolution, which is the justification that there is no need for God,

00:32:45--> 00:32:47

used by both capitalist and communist

00:32:48--> 00:32:50

and then for the capitalist.

00:32:53--> 00:33:00

He likes to promote democracy, this is a system which is governing, governing the country, and

00:33:02--> 00:33:02

allows

00:33:04--> 00:33:08

capitalism to function effectively benefiting the society such as democracy.

00:33:13--> 00:33:13

America

00:33:16--> 00:33:23

promotes itself as being the democracy are the example of democracy in the world. However,

00:33:25--> 00:33:26

if one were to

00:33:29--> 00:33:29

question

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

this

00:33:33--> 00:33:33

democracy,

00:33:35--> 00:33:36

first by

00:33:37--> 00:33:38

looking at

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the origins of democracy, where this idea of democracy came from, came from the Greeks,

00:33:48--> 00:33:49

the Greeks,

00:33:51--> 00:33:55

some, Plato and others promoted this idea of democracy.

00:33:58--> 00:34:03

However, in this society, democracy meant that the people would choose

00:34:05--> 00:34:12

something like communism, where the people are the ones deciding what is good and what is evil. Similarly, democracy,

00:34:14--> 00:34:23

democracy, people will decide how they're going to be ruled. So in fact, they're deciding what they want to do. This is where communism and capitalism

00:34:26--> 00:34:32

communism really is only a version of capitalism, when you get into the essence of the sausage are involved.

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

So

00:34:41--> 00:34:42

the people

00:34:45--> 00:34:47

the rule, the laws, etc, for the country.

00:34:50--> 00:34:55

Now, in Greece, when the theory was proportions,

00:34:57--> 00:34:59

the majority of the population

00:35:02--> 00:35:05

Over 50% of the population were slaves

00:35:07--> 00:35:08

who had no faith?

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

No say at all.

00:35:13--> 00:35:14

They were not interested.

00:35:19--> 00:35:25

They were talking about was democracy, for those who are free kind of democracy.

00:35:29--> 00:35:36

It's like the American Constitution, like, people like to hold up the American coffee. If you live in American Constitution,

00:35:40--> 00:35:43

the original writing of the American Constitution stated

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

that

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

the Indian

00:35:50--> 00:35:53

was three fifths of a white man.

00:35:58--> 00:35:59

What kind of

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

what kind of institution? Could that be? What kind of

00:36:04--> 00:36:05

constitution could that

00:36:07--> 00:36:14

we're another whole race of mankind is classified as being three fifths of the ruling race.

00:36:16--> 00:36:18

So what kind of democracy could have gone on in

00:36:21--> 00:36:24

the same kind of democracy that was going on in

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

Greece?

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

Then, okay,

00:36:29--> 00:36:34

we'll look at the theory, okay. theory that the people decide.

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

No, I say to

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

the Democrats, whether he's a republican or democrat, they're still both asking for democracy, or claiming that they have democracy or promoting democracy.

00:36:48--> 00:36:49

The average man

00:36:53--> 00:36:55

wouldn't you like free education?

00:36:58--> 00:37:01

from kindergarten to PhD, you average man of

00:37:03--> 00:37:04

God was not in the

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

final.

00:37:12--> 00:37:16

The average man on the street wants free education. Why isn't the free education

00:37:17--> 00:37:19

it's a democracy, right?

00:37:20--> 00:37:23

The masses of the people are supposed to decide what they need.

00:37:28--> 00:37:30

Education is only for the rich.

00:37:32--> 00:37:34

You can study up to high school.

00:37:35--> 00:37:38

But after high school to go into college in America, you got to pay.

00:37:41--> 00:37:43

And only those who have money can pay.

00:37:44--> 00:37:53

So it means that those people who are poor will remain poor and get poorer. So the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.

00:37:56--> 00:37:59

That's the reality of American democracy.

00:38:03--> 00:38:06

And then you ask again, the average man in the street, would you like

00:38:12--> 00:38:23

the American military? Because it's too costly, you know, the society cannot afford free education, you know, Saudi Arabia, they have free education, from kindergarten to PhD.

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

But because there was

00:38:27--> 00:38:27

so much

00:38:29--> 00:38:39

Well, you know, every year when they make the rolls licensed in America, in England, Rolls Royce, right, as the number one car

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

Rolls Royce, and made

00:38:44--> 00:38:47

value is someplace around half a million dollars.

00:38:49--> 00:38:51

Most expensive car General,

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

available.

00:38:54--> 00:39:04

When they produce 170, are brought by, you know, what, by America,

00:39:07--> 00:39:11

maybe 10. And up here in Saudi Arabia, the other 20 are divided over the other countries.

00:39:12--> 00:39:15

But 70 are going to America.

00:39:16--> 00:39:21

Why? Because America is the richest country on this earth.

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

It controls the resources of

00:39:30--> 00:39:34

the wealth of Saudi Arabia, is stored in the Bank of America.

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

When you hold the wealth, you hold the power

00:39:41--> 00:39:42

and you have the wealth.

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

That's the reality.

00:39:52--> 00:39:55

Saudi Arabia has free education because

00:39:56--> 00:39:59

it is one of the primary rights of men

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

enshrined in the Sharia

00:40:04--> 00:40:07

and the law of God, it is the right of man to receive education.

00:40:09--> 00:40:14

As long as the society has the means each person has the right to be educated.

00:40:16--> 00:40:19

This is why we can say, okay, you pointed to,

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

pointed to that.

00:40:22--> 00:40:26

So that is this rich country, one of the poorest of the Fed Well,

00:40:27--> 00:40:33

guess what? education is free in the Sudan, from kindergarten to PhD? How are they doing it?

00:40:36--> 00:40:45

It's a poor country, they can't have How are they doing? Because they have declared the Sharia the law of God, to be the law of the land.

00:40:47--> 00:40:51

And they have insisted that it's the right of every human being there to be educated.

00:40:53--> 00:40:54

So this is what

00:40:55--> 00:40:57

will determine whether people are educated or not.

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

Not the resources, it's a question of the view, because the results can be managed.

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

And the other point I was going to come to is that health care.

00:41:14--> 00:41:18

You ask the average American? Would you like to see health care?

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

in America?

00:41:24--> 00:41:27

Guess what, if you don't have money, you can't get treated.

00:41:29--> 00:41:32

You're sick, you don't have money, you will die.

00:41:33--> 00:41:46

All the organ transplants you hear about this is only for the rich. This is why you know they have business of selling, you know, organs from Turkey and India, you know, people are selling a kidney here and there or whatever, you know,

00:41:47--> 00:41:50

where are they going? To the poor man on the street?

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

health,

00:41:55--> 00:41:56

good health.

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

And when you go in America, and you see underneath those huge buildings, you know, easily they're the city of New York City, you see all the Empire State Building these, you know, skyscrapers all going up, steel and concrete into the sky, littering buildings.

00:42:17--> 00:42:18

They don't show you in the bottom.

00:42:20--> 00:42:29

If you go there in the evening, and you look at the bottom of these buildings to see people sleeping on the sidewalks, on pieces of cardboard, sleeping on sidewalks,

00:42:33--> 00:42:38

going to the subway to have these underground trains economist subway, England, the college to

00:42:40--> 00:42:43

go down the sleeping corners

00:42:47--> 00:42:49

and rights, men, women and children.

00:42:54--> 00:43:04

And you ask these people, why are you doing this? Why? Why are you looking like this? Many of them are people who had homes, like other people had a job and

00:43:05--> 00:43:06

then they got sick.

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

They got sick.

00:43:11--> 00:43:19

Their health plan didn't cover the sickness, or they didn't have a health plan or the policy had run out, forgot their payments or whenever they were not until finally got sick.

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

They were treated

00:43:24--> 00:43:33

under an emergency situation. And then they were given a boat, a bill which they couldn't pay. And then the lawyers came the bank came and took their home,

00:43:35--> 00:43:40

kick them out. So they're all the money back. And the people ended up on the street.

00:43:47--> 00:43:51

And it's not because they don't have enough money to provide health care.

00:43:53--> 00:43:55

Because there really is no democracy

00:43:58--> 00:44:00

in Georgia, which is played on the people.

00:44:05--> 00:44:06

So,

00:44:07--> 00:44:15

this is some of the industry can use and discussing with the capitalist system to try to show them the weaknesses which lie within systems

00:44:17--> 00:44:29

to show them to bring them towards the reality that there has to be a system which is set not by human beings because if human beings set that system is going to be in the favor of some over others. That is the nature

00:44:30--> 00:44:31

of man.

00:44:35--> 00:44:36

Islam

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

or it is in Islam,

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

that

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

the

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

rights of human beings are correctly or properly protected.

00:44:51--> 00:44:55

Because the law when he makes the laws, is not looking

00:44:56--> 00:44:59

at the interests of some people over other people. He has no faith

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

With people

00:45:12--> 00:45:13

also,

00:45:14--> 00:45:15

for this, believe

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

me, express to you that

00:45:22--> 00:45:23

actually

00:45:24--> 00:45:27

believes in God is illogical,

00:45:28--> 00:45:29

irrational.

00:45:31--> 00:45:37

And you may get into discussions with them on the basis of, or from this point of view logically.

00:45:38--> 00:46:03

Because really, if you look at the arguments for the existence of God, the logical arguments for it, are very strong. This is why you have ancient philosophers, people like Aristotle, Plato and others, these people without the benefit of revelation or anything, you just logic, to come to the conclusion that there must be one God.

00:46:04--> 00:46:08

So the belief of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates,

00:46:10--> 00:46:32

while the whole society was believing in, you know, the, what they call the Olympic system where they had, you know, God who you know, and who had children and a father and uncle, and they married human beings, and they had half God, half men, and they're all wild kind of this, they had these philosophers using their, you know, their intellectual abilities, analyze what

00:46:34--> 00:46:39

they saw in the world, and came to the conclusion that there has to be.

00:46:40--> 00:46:47

So it means that you can logically argue, and really illogical not to believe in God.

00:46:52--> 00:46:53

And

00:46:54--> 00:47:10

one of the simplest, the easiest of the arguments, because it will say, Well, you know, we can't see God, we can't see God, you know, of course, you know, we asked him, of course, can you see love? Can you see a, you know, can you see pain and so many things we can't see that we accept.

00:47:12--> 00:47:16

Or, there's another approach to and that is that of

00:47:19--> 00:47:19

cause and effect.

00:47:22--> 00:47:25

So when we see an effect, we assume that there must be a cost.

00:47:28--> 00:47:35

In the old, ancient, you know, Arabian tradition, they used to say that

00:47:38--> 00:47:39

camel do do,

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

the cc's of the terminal,

00:47:45--> 00:47:46

indicates the terminal.

00:47:49--> 00:48:03

That is, if you are on a desert, and you saw some camel feces, you don't start to wonder, how did you get here, did they evolve out of the sand, somehow, something fall from the sky, mixed with the things of the earth to produce, it

00:48:06--> 00:48:08

just came by where I came from.

00:48:10--> 00:48:11

This is common sense.

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

Common Sense,

00:48:15--> 00:48:17

tells us or shows us that

00:48:18--> 00:48:23

the complexity of life here did not come by accident.

00:48:25--> 00:48:29

The design which exists did not, you know come by chance.

00:48:31--> 00:48:33

But in fact, there has to be a designer

00:48:36--> 00:48:39

there has to be one to put this whole system into running.

00:48:41--> 00:48:45

And if that one were a part of the system, then the system could not exist.

00:48:47--> 00:48:49

There has to be one who is outside of

00:48:51--> 00:48:56

who is not governed by this, because it is governed by the system then the system cannot come into existence.

00:49:02--> 00:49:11

So it's impossible to go in with both the atheists of the communists, as well as those of the capitalists to bring them to

00:49:12--> 00:49:13

a an understanding of rods

00:49:15--> 00:49:16

which is already inside their hearts.

00:49:20--> 00:49:26

There's a verse in the Quran where Allah says, which I had to delay was safe enough. And

00:49:28--> 00:49:30

they denied the existence of

00:49:34--> 00:49:35

their hearts no

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

searching inside their eyes.

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

Because, as I said in the Quran, when he created Adam he took from Adam Oliver

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

and he named them bear witness.

00:49:57--> 00:49:57

And they all

00:49:58--> 00:49:59

they all bear witness

00:50:04--> 00:50:11

Right, because he did not want on the day of judgment that they could come and say, we didn't know about.

00:50:15--> 00:50:24

nor could they say that it's our parents, you know, because of our culture. Are you gonna blame us for what are they they're the ones who

00:50:26--> 00:50:27

come with that argument.

00:50:28--> 00:50:31

Because it is, in our very souls,

00:50:32--> 00:50:35

knowledge of God is imprinted in us.

00:50:36--> 00:50:39

That's why in Islam, this belief is called

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

preferred, which means concealing, covering up.

00:50:48--> 00:50:52

Prior to Islam, the term Kappa,

00:50:53--> 00:51:04

Cooper in Arabic meant the action of the farmer, when he dug a hole in the ground, he put the seed in the hole, and put the earth back over covering up the seeds. That was

00:51:06--> 00:51:08

when Islam came, put a new meaning

00:51:12--> 00:51:13

that the disbelievers know.

00:51:14--> 00:51:24

So, if a person is honest, and you work with them logically so and so inshallah you can bring them back to that reality, which they already know.

00:51:25--> 00:51:29

Now, the other major group is that of the sea.

00:51:31--> 00:51:35

The sea is if those who believe in God may be divided into two main groups

00:51:36--> 00:51:42

of people, the scriptures, Christians and the Jews, and pagans.

00:51:44--> 00:51:48

Those who have no scriptures or worshipping idols in one form or another,

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

what you find when you look at the pagans is that

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

fundamentally they are monotheistic,

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

the Hindus

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

who we know have so many different gods,

00:52:03--> 00:52:08

statues, idols etc, we actually go into their

00:52:09--> 00:52:14

religion, you find that they have one main God, Brahman, who is the god over.

00:52:16--> 00:52:25

However, he may take different forms and you know, interact with human beings. And they have this is all the other gods, he had different forms in which he took, you know.

00:52:28--> 00:52:35

And, in the case of the Buddhist course, they're divided into two different sects. A group amongst them were atheists, we don't talk about that at all.

00:52:37--> 00:52:42

And then you have a second group, which do have a concept of God.

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

So

00:52:48--> 00:53:04

if you go through most of the various groups, whether they be nature worshipers or whatever, what you're going to find for the vast majority, is that they do have a concept of one God, but they have put intermediaries between themselves and God.

00:53:05--> 00:53:09

And when we come to Christianity, though, we look at Christianity as a different group of

00:53:10--> 00:53:26

people, the scriptures, what we find, in fact, is that they are not too much different from the rest of the pagans. This is why a lot said knock on capitalism, in the salad salad. Those who say that realize the Fed, just believe

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

they are vegan.

00:53:35--> 00:53:57

So the argument for the Christians, and the pagans are, essentially one, but because of the differences in their background, you're going to approach it slightly different. In the case of the pagans, you may just want to work logically with them. The Case of the Hindus, for example, you know, you're just trying to work them towards the concept of what is their main God, Shiva

00:53:58--> 00:54:08

favorite, worshipped in Banaras, their Mecca, a place where they make pilgrimage to Manor. And that name God is represented by

00:54:10--> 00:54:13

an erect male organ.

00:54:15--> 00:54:18

If a person's got any kind of thought, in their mind, think,

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

be God. What are you worshiping here?

00:54:28--> 00:54:38

And just going through the process, I think, you know, for people to reflect a little bit, it doesn't take too much to get out of that. If they're not, you know,

00:54:39--> 00:54:42

you could say, fanatic.

00:54:43--> 00:54:48

fanatic man, of course, doesn't matter. You know, they must have defended knowing as long

00:54:50--> 00:54:53

as the person is open, and it doesn't take too much to show him really that

00:54:57--> 00:54:59

we don't worship actually with up to either what you see there

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

No representations of God, you know?

00:55:04--> 00:55:15

What kind of representations Have you got here? And the way that you get this stuff from your view by God, do you think God reveal for you to worship in this world, or in any of these other forms?

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

human beings

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

made up

00:55:22--> 00:55:33

of us go back to find what God really wants, how we should really worship God, and you believe the Brahma really is an unseen God, in order to go back to worshiping God.

00:55:34--> 00:55:37

Let's go back to the Scriptures, which was speakable.

00:55:38--> 00:55:39

For the Christian,

00:55:41--> 00:55:41

of course,

00:55:43--> 00:55:46

we have the approach, showing them

00:55:48--> 00:55:53

either that the scripture that they're using are questionable, but really that authentic?

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

Because there's so many contradictions, we can show them the contradictions is one approach, although for many Christians, actually,

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

this is not

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

they don't like,

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

you know, because it's too critical.

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too critical. So this is only useful rarely to somebody who is already critical. If he is, or she is already critical of Christianity, they feel as long as you can support the reinforcement by showing these contradictions. This is the Atma, deedat approach.

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And his approach is that his approach is something which evolved out of confrontation, because he was in a confrontational circumstance, you know, you have these, you know, shrewish, or, you know, Swaggart or, you know, he was, you know, what he was really trying to show Muslims

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is that it is possible to defend Islam, you know, there is enough there, I mean, these guys have been attacking us all this time, you know, doing their missionary work amongst us, really, their stuff is weak, you know, what he was basically showing you're there, what they don't have any grounds to stand on, is really weak, you know, so, he got into these arguments with them and showed them the weakness, you know, this was very confrontational

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process for the average Christian, you know, who feels pretty, you know,

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tight about his religion, he really likes his religion and so on. So, this is like a slap in the face, you know, it turns off me.

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So, there is another approach, which is that of introducing them to the Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah, that he is mentioned in the Bible is another approach that uses it also.

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Given that we tend to concentrate in this area, showing them within the scriptures, that Muhammad wa sallam he is mentioned,

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Jesus did speak of Moses speak of it. So, you know, it is something worth looking into. You know, there isn't that much difference between the teachings of Islam and the basic teachings of Christianity very similar.

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Similar, I mean, it doesn't mean that this was copied, because it's what they thought,

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comedy just made up this religious.

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Jesus, because it's what he thought was similar to Moses that he made it up, you know, will you accept that? And then some of the Jews are saying, No,

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thank you just made a sticker. So you don't accept that you believe you receive revelation?

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You know, and it is on the basis of that, that you accept your teachings.

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So the similarity does not necessarily mean that something is copied.

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So have a look. See what Islam is saying, read the class also, this is one approach.

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The other approach is to discuss with them logically reasonably about the concept of the Trinity.

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You know, historically, where did it come from?

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how it evolved, so you can build a historical analysis for them, they can see some basic information found in any encyclopedia. That's what these ideas were made up by human beings. The early Christians didn't speak about the stuff in the Bible in the scriptures also, this was made up at a certain time in history, profit is made up then can we really be that person about especially considering that it goes against reason.

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This is an approach

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and also

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one approach which I favor, you know, discussing with