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Due to a lot of people's blessings

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from local center, and then all those who follow the path of righteousness to the last day.

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The topic of today's sermon

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is that of examples.

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Examples meaning,

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those who

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we as individuals, or nations,

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as

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guides for themselves, those who they adore or those who they admire

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every nation

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and we people, individuals set for themselves

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certain

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personality,

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certain characters, who they admire

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and try to imitate.

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And by choosing these individuals,

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as objects, the migration, they become guide for the society.

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This is something

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which all nations here

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in teaching the history

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of any nation, you will find that the society

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in which

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exists within that nation will set out certain individuals has historical examples for themselves.

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For example, in America,

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you have Abraham Lincoln,

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or

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Martin Luther King,

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or Malcolm X, certain different segments of the society will choose different individuals as examples for themselves.

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Others may choose Robert E. Lee,

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or others.

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And similarly, I'm sure in the Philippines, the history of the Philippines with the study in school, certain individuals identified as examples.

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Some of them didn't like

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and others are not Muslim

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reserve reserve

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the point is that every nation will have their

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examples

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and to the degree that those examples represents

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a positive image

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whether from a point of character or a point of

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politics,

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they will affect the force of the nation.

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The examples which are negative

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will lead the nation into destruction. The examples which are positive will lead them to further development and

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then the Muslim Oba

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which is unique in that it has no borders.

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The Muslim nation has no borders, unlike other nations which are restricted within the Muslim Ummah, our nation is wherever was the

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one that

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has

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historically, it all of the various fields.

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We find

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people

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who became guides for Muslims throughout time.

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The greatest example is that the Prophet Muhammad

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is worship

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destroying, striving,

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religious striving were well noted.

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He would pray extensively at night the incidence angle became slowly that people would ask him why are you praying so hard? When Allah has promised that he has forgiven your errors and

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will give you paradise

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Should I then not be a good

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example of

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the fact that he was guaranteed receive guidance was guaranteed.

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That did not stop him from striving at this level

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of worship

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in the field of moral characteristics,

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his character was described by Isaiah

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his third wife has that

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he was known to be truthful, even before trustworthy even before he was called Abby.

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The generosity is well reported is the tradition

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and his bravery.

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We have no doubt about the Battle of the day, one of the last

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booklets had gone out.

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It was in large numbers, a lot speaks about it is

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so large now, they felt the

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numbers are so big. In the flyer backwards, the numbers were small, they were fighting huge against two jobs.

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This time they're going out

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and thinking that they could not be defeated. So, once they got caught in an ambush,

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and people were being attracted, he gives up the lights

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turns on the heels

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and the

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students falling out and then the baby will achieve it.

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And

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that is, I am the Prophet, that it is no lie,

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I am the Son

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of God

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and only a very small handful

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of the leading companions to ground around

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somewhat surprising when they find Sandy came back

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from that position,

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they turn the tide of that bottle of water. But initially, it was his standing his ground which turned the tide

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he was an example of a family, how he treated his children,

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young people, his wife, etc.

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Well,

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though we know for example, it is permitted for a man to beat his wife

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The doctor was not known for everything.

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So wherever they are, there were allowances

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out there there for the average person who cannot reach that standard. But he maintains the standard.

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And then the generations came up, you had

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the example of leadership over is

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sometimes called the righteous comes

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when he took over leadership

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before the war, took over leadership in the morning and before overtime.

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He

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handled all of the major cases in which people have been oppressed by the former rulers.

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His first

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step was to flag to resolve all the wrongs that have been done

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to encourage knowledge,

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actually the major collections of Hades

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in the biographies of the races of Hades which you know, became the basis for I did criticism was encouraged by him. He is the one who

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gave the instruction to certain leading scholars and we strive to start that process. You know, as a as a major movement. I mean, it existed before before doing it, but he started going as a systematic

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field of learning

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and he was strongly opposed to me

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The kind of innovation, that religion

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is

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most efforts to bring alive protect.

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Because this was where the guidance of the Buddha

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came, after the time

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we had

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about the dome, most of us

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have read portions of the book called The fourth and it

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was one of the great scholars

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of all time,

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began in Slavic learning strivings from the time that he was a young boy or girl.

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And it's in his later years used to mention that he would read, because the way what scholars used to

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conduct their circles of learning would be that one of the students would read,

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before the scholar of the scholar was explained, you still find this in the big mustard in

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the middle of Chrome, which

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teaches others shifts from here, we'll find the 11 circle and one of the students will be reading from the fire reading book. And they will, after the student has registered, unfortunately, they will

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give the explanation, clarification. And he was noted, was noted to be the reader in 11 different sub circles daily.

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Nobody was involved in the process of learning, gaining knowledge.

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And he was such a that a great example

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of Islamic scholarship. He wrote many, many books.

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There's also a great example, in a scepticism that is in not being attached to this

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material world

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that he took from this world which was necessary to look after himself.

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But he was not known for, you know, his riches with whatever came to him. Because also people are recognizing his

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scholarship, etc.

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Wisdom they would bring to him.

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But he didn't think for himself, he will be constantly distributed, edited so that his place people will be coming. They're lining up at his place and avoiding in the evening, you know, from all over the city to the coffee, that he will be constantly giving up.

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And it was also the

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caller was commanded with forbidding evil

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stood for up wherever there was any kind of innovations or deviations he was

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following him. There are many scholars

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a scholar who

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was told from the time he was 11 years old, because of the fact that he was so much involved in several of the learning from the guy was 11 years old to be giving

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Islamic rulings, issues of the race

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died. From the time he was nine years old. He was giving Islamic rulings. No they called fatwa

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is knowledge It was so great, even

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though his last two years was spent in prison

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in the pits of Damascus, when he died.

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He used to say

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that his time paradise was in his chest

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and the watch he had memorized

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nobody would take that away.

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So wherever he went,

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he had memorized you know so much of the sooner you read, for example, he has one collection is one collection of various rulings called fatawa.

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Which has 36 volumes.

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This is all written from his head.

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You know, where he's putting

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different happy to discussing the detail of the racism

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is incredible.

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He had absorbed so much knowledge

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and that led him to be about the well known defenders of the system. Because of the fact that it is time

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deviation, it reached the point where the sooner appeared to be deviation. He was declared by his contemporaries video of his contemporaries to be an apostate.

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And he was

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put in jail because

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of

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misinformation which was spread about him, based on a ruling which he gave,

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in which he forbade people from stepping out to religious journeys on religious journeys to

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the graves of righteous who may be called saints and he made

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this really was based on a statement

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which he said do not set out to the journey.

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That is their religious journey except to three

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here's my suit,

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that is

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the

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Mecca. And

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this is what is permitted by the property.

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That is, it is forbidden for a person to step out to the journey to Medina in order to go to the Prophet grave.

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This is around intention.

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If we go to Medina, we go to investing

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when we're in the bathtub, because there's greatness there, of course, the grave

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the grave, wherever we may be, we happen to me

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and ask the last vestige for him. However,

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the intention is to visit his masters, because

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that one prayer in his method is worth 10,000 prayers

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1000

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they do

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this to say, also, you know, having spent so much time That

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is to say that's really imprisonment,

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for me, is seclusion, religious, seclusion, you know, like Africa.

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You know, we call Africa in the last 10 days of Ramadan is recommended for us to go into

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to spend those 10 days in the stepping off only use the bathroom, being involved in worship. This is religious seclusion. It is the remnants from the pre the pre Islamic time that allowed us to go off before you became the Prophet used to go off into the desert, the cave and worship, seeking a lot of guidance, seclusion, and to some degree, all of us need some of that prayer in defense of the masjid for men in offensive seclusion, to get out of the Goodyear for a period of time and to reflect them along to help to get someone's perspective St.

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Xavier says that for him improvements.

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If they kill them, it is part of them.

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It is a vacation.

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The real prisoner is a prisoner to his desires

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to his desires.

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In the realm of bravery,

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we have a long history

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of individuals

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on the other

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side of the

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country state

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so after dealing up to defeated the Crusaders

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on down to the

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low end of example,

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when you look into their lifestyle,

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you see individuals will not only weigh from a physical sense that they stood the ground they lead the forces

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against enemies successfully, but that they themselves were firmly grounded in the sun. No.

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They're on the path of the eyes of the sun.

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They had knowledge. They were not just military men, they were knowledgable about this. This is the tradition. This is why, for example, though we may have an individual

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in Turkey combat officer

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or a military that was

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successfully defeated some of the European forces that were threatening Turkey.

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He His voice

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is not mentioned by Muslims worldwide, as one of the examples in Turkey have become the island.

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They make huge statues of women is their image. And that is why turkey today it's secular. Why it is forbidden for a woman

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to work in any government circle and come right here. Where it started, it's forbidden, she wants to be a university teacher or you know any position which is a governmental position, she cannot do some

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recovery. Why? Because that leader with the example for the people of Turkey was a hardcore secular entity and he went inside, he attacked anyone who dared to wear a turban

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it was forbidden

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to people to wear bowler hats, you know, looking like British bowler guy.

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And he was using it into the bucket chairs have been recited in Turkish,

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you know, promoting Turkish, professionally, this man was an idiot.

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But he was able to successfully gain control over the leadership of Turkey. And he left a tradition of secularism

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because they've kept mismanage their idle, that tradition is capitalized in Turkey, not to say

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that they will need to admire but that was those who are religious, they know him for what he was a drunkard, you know,

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any of you

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but those who control the economics, the politics of the country, to this time, are people who are themselves.

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They keep alive that position.

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And this is why for the most of Obama, he doesn't represent any way shape or form an example. Except we say an example of evil. Yes, but terms of the examples to follow is not anywhere.

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Of course,

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if we go back to all of these various leaders,

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we will find them

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we're humans,

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perfection, belongs only to

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perfection.

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All you would be

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some errors of judgment.

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But when we look back at these, you

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know, we recognize that they have errors, you don't try to make that mistake, who will

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tell lies about them, hide any errors that they make, you should never do that. Because this is misinformation. If we teach our history in this fashion, we're all this width wrong. All the errors of the leaders of the past, the people of the past are glossed over.

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Our children at some point will be exposed to these errors, because others have written about the enemies of Islam abroad. These errors are out of proportion. They use it as a means of attacking Islam. So when these things will be brought to them, they will be cross that hasn't been exposed to before. They will look at us as having been liars, cheats, receivers, who will reject all that we gave them. So we have to give the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth to the Islamic way.

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But we recognize that these errors are very small in relationship to the great things that these heroes have done. So though we represent the areas we don't allow them to affect how we

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Look at these examples.

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That is the reality

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of examples.

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However, it's today

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we look above

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to see

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who are there.

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Who do they

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seek to find?

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What we find

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our

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football players, basketball players,

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baseball,

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musicians,

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singers, rappers, Jackson, Madonna.

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These are the examples that people buy in general.

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And these people represent some of the most corrupt segments of the society.

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basketball players coming up with

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musicians committing suicide.

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There are some of the most corrupt elements, what to say about that there are individuals who may be upstanding, but there might not be that lifestyle with all of the wealth that comes with the pressure which is on them to perform, perform, whether they feel like it or not,

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it causes them to have to rely on some

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other forms of corruption, to maintain some kind of a balance for themselves to do an escape, they have to fight of escape.

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And so, they represent some of the major elements of corruption.

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So what does that mean? It means that you are headed into destruction, this generation of Muslims are headed

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off the path,

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it becomes the duty

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of the parents

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to reestablish for them, the true heroes, the two examples, who will cause them to go awry.

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It is essential for us in

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teaching our children, etc. that we expose them

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to these images of Islamic leadership.

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The present time,

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we should speak to assure themselves

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through their commitment to Islam

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and the signing of a given their life etc. There are people like

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as well as people like chef

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and others who have in this present period of time, sacrifice

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the planet for you.

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India, wherever we go, there are people because the Muslim history, the history of the Muslim Ummah,

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is never at any period of time empty of

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people who have stood their ground as a preference as another promise that there would always be a group

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who would stand firm holding on firmly to the choir and sitting up and keeping the banner of Islam high in all generations.

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So, it is for us to bring these examples to our children, that they may be affected by them. They may take them as examples rather than the negative examples, which are out

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and about the spread by the media

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in an effort to corrupt to destroy,

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to destroy righteousness.

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The media is it the has the shape,

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or the help was a

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very clear

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means that's

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very, very important for them to control the media affects their family and

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to ensure that the images which are coming to our children, to our families are the most positive images.

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That's basically

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the topic of today's

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Every nation

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has examples, heroes, people,

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to

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the masses woke up

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in these examples of positive that they open up the nation, the people

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surge ahead

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is the example of the negative. And they call it the destruction

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of

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both time.

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And the highest

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no other nation in history can boast of the kind of leadership that Muslims have had, historically, people who not only excelled in their various fields, because when we look at the the images of the leaders of Europe, in America, the individual might be

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an example of one particular area, whether it's military, for example, like the bullying or whatever, he's very often,

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you know, the whole people, you could say, the old self is a bad example, they'll push it, you may take pieces out of the line as exemplary, but as a whole, you will find the general productivity of many.

00:31:26--> 00:31:28

Whereas the history of that

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we have hundreds of 1000s of individuals who are complete examples, not only the things which have to do with the video, but also examples. When we find

00:31:45--> 00:31:48

people who are committed to the worship of Allah, at the highest of levels,

00:31:50--> 00:31:51

being knowledgeable

00:31:52--> 00:31:57

and being through service of God, this is unique in the history of mankind.

00:32:00--> 00:32:01

What it is,

00:32:04--> 00:32:07

and as the amount pointed out,

00:32:09--> 00:32:10

it is essential for us

00:32:12--> 00:32:18

to visualize these examples of these heroes in the minds of our children,

00:32:19--> 00:32:21

that they choose them with guide

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

instead of

00:32:24--> 00:32:28

those that are being presented to us to the media.

00:32:29--> 00:32:30

Society.

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

Those examples were the worst

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in corruption, deviation.

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Ready point?

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

Anybody?

00:32:56--> 00:32:58

Okay, that was

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a question. Answer session.

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Are there any questions concerning the topic of

00:33:18--> 00:33:18

media

00:33:20--> 00:33:20

create

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mentioned that

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questions or raise the issue, that since the media

00:34:14--> 00:34:15

protecting the negative images,

00:34:17--> 00:34:32

should we not then try to use it to the degree that we're able to project positive images, that is to create movies or videos, which promotes our

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

heroes.

00:34:38--> 00:34:41

It is a necessity of doubt

00:34:43--> 00:34:53

that we utilize the latest developments that are available. They mean to promote the Islamic ideal.

00:34:55--> 00:35:00

We should run away from television because television

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

is something which is inescapable something affecting the world.

00:35:05--> 00:35:10

I mean, though, we might as individuals choose not to have any television or home.

00:35:11--> 00:35:17

However, in many other people's worlds when our children visit other people's homes there wasn't exposed.

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

So

00:35:20--> 00:35:25

it is essential for Muslims to strive to, to take control of some of that

00:35:26--> 00:35:45

was one of the suggestions we've made. In terms of government, even in America. A lot of people you know, from other countries are very concerned about helping in the spread of Islam in America, or in the Philippines. These are places where Islam is spreading rapidly at this point in history

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

that

00:35:49--> 00:35:52

Muslims should purchase a television station

00:35:54--> 00:35:56

for a few million dollars wants to be purchased.

00:35:59--> 00:36:01

For a smaller sub, it could be purchased in

00:36:04--> 00:36:10

a television station, which would then promote the Islamic values. It

00:36:12--> 00:36:24

doesn't say that the process is that easy process, because there will be those forces, whether it's from Christian missionary forces or secondary sources, which will try to stop

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

us from achieving such a goal. However, the general machinery is available in the country is not illegal, it is within the legal rights of individuals.

00:36:38--> 00:36:39

Right now, actually,

00:36:41--> 00:36:46

in the southern Philippines of Mindanao, one of the charts of organizations from

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the way they have built a radio station,

00:36:54--> 00:36:56

which will be the public radio station

00:36:58--> 00:36:59

promoting,

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

giving teachings

00:37:04--> 00:37:05

24 hours a day

00:37:06--> 00:37:09

is a very positive

00:37:11--> 00:37:16

to help to get the message across, because they did a recent survey in America

00:37:19--> 00:37:28

about Americans, and they found that over 60% 64% or 63%, however, I know nothing about

00:37:30--> 00:37:31

No, just think

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

about

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

that. That's

00:37:41--> 00:37:49

such a large portion of the American population, we're going to connect it with the media, everybody's going to television, this normal radio this car,

00:37:51--> 00:37:51

they don't

00:37:56--> 00:38:02

know the remaining 36 37%

00:38:05--> 00:38:06

greater proportion of that

00:38:09--> 00:38:13

consider Islam to be a terrorist cult.

00:38:19--> 00:38:20

So what remains

00:38:22--> 00:38:25

are people who have an idea of what Islam actually is in America.

00:38:31--> 00:38:40

So, utilize such means whether it be radio stations or television, developing programs for radio and television, for promoting

00:38:41--> 00:38:42

the Islamic

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

heroes ideal is something which

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and I feel that it will be to a large degree a turning point that Muslims reach that point that are actually developing this, this will be a turning point in terms of getting the message of Islam to the masses

00:39:01--> 00:39:03

so that they really will have a choice.

00:39:48--> 00:39:52

The issue concerning even the teaching of English in Muslim schools.

00:39:54--> 00:39:57

English is the language which is the international language of the world.

00:40:00--> 00:40:03

Anybody who we have some people in ignorance

00:40:05--> 00:40:14

to learn English, or to support schools teach English, that is a waste of money, we should only teach in Arabic

00:40:17--> 00:40:21

position because the realities of worlds days that English is

00:40:23--> 00:40:35

to learn that language for the means of conveying the message of Islam is essential requirements. Those anyone who says he is about outside of his own locale,

00:40:36--> 00:40:37

you must.

00:40:38--> 00:40:43

So the teaching and learning of English is essential in Western societies around the world.

00:40:44--> 00:40:58

However, they're faced with a dilemma, because the materials which are produced without their material knowledge produced by companies, longmans, etc, and predict it or prepare materials that you know, which reflect the values of

00:40:59--> 00:41:01

the images which are used

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in sentences which are made the ideas which are expressed, or what they have the children have to read, the authors have to read the classics, in order to get exposure to classical literature in the literature. They end up having to read people like Shakespeare and DSLRs, etc, people whose lives when you read it, they're the history of these people's lives very, very corrupt

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

individuals.

00:41:27--> 00:41:30

And because they're corrupt, these ideas will come through

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what

00:41:35--> 00:41:36

is it allowable,

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

allowable for

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

Slavic fiction

00:41:47--> 00:41:48

for us to write,

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

stories,

00:41:53--> 00:41:56

the Islamic ideals are conveyed.

00:41:57--> 00:41:58

We're not

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

fooling the reader, into thinking that this is a true story is known to be fiction, the fictional story, but the ideal

00:42:10--> 00:42:14

lessons are drawn from such stories.

00:42:18--> 00:42:21

At the same time, there are many, many examples of real life.

00:42:23--> 00:42:28

individuals whose stories have it is much that we can learn.

00:42:29--> 00:42:41

You know, there's one series of stories of the companions of the Prophet, which is I translated it into English by a brother of the Russian linguist.

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

And I was very grateful.

00:42:44--> 00:42:45

Well, within

00:42:47--> 00:42:50

stories, the most number of the companions in the

00:42:51--> 00:42:53

lives, how did it

00:42:54--> 00:42:55

How did it with

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

guided examples for young people

00:43:02--> 00:43:11

that, such as the works, we should be involved in trying to develop these alternatives, and to utilize them wherever they're available?

00:43:14--> 00:43:37

We benefit from what the West has developed in terms of techniques of teaching language, for example, we don't necessarily reject everything that they have, but we take what is good terms of the techniques which are useful, but then we have to provide the context to ensure that what we have conveyed is in accordance with Islamic ideas.

00:44:14--> 00:44:15

Therefore, the

00:44:22--> 00:44:22

weaknesses

00:44:23--> 00:44:32

and to find the appropriate methodology which can explain those weaknesses to the bed for the benefit of Muslims.

00:44:33--> 00:44:35

Because Muslim communities

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

were not, for the most part, unified.

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

They are unable to utilize even the energy and the means that they do have amongst themselves to exploit these weaknesses.

00:44:55--> 00:44:59

So our problem is compounded not just by getting stranglehold on

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

Immediate forces against our own disunity and confusion, which exists within the rights of itself.

00:45:09--> 00:45:38

Until we're able really to deal with that, and develop cohesive communities, then, at that point, we can automatically deal with the veto, I went to that point, it's really on an individual or a small group level, where they would need to study the media, because there are loopholes, there are ways and means by which they can be

00:45:39--> 00:45:43

utilized, this needs to spread Islam issue occurs.

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

For example, like during the Gulf War, where the issue of Islam, middling Arabs became, you know, critical

00:45:56--> 00:46:21

mentioned all of the newspapers, so all of the reporters are looking around for information, at this point in time, promote themselves, you know, people want some knowledge, promote themselves or are promoted as to be spokesman. And also that these people will have to come to them or will come to them, and get what they have to say, of course, because of the fact that their goals are different from our goals,

00:46:22--> 00:46:25

what all they really have to say will not be conveyed.

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

But portions of it

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

would make its way into the media

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is the best to control. You know, as he said, the plot of the flag, and the law

00:46:43--> 00:46:44

is the best.

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

So, no matter how hard they strive to cover

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

the truth,

00:46:54--> 00:46:59

they cannot, because the truth will always defeat false.

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

Because it's real. And it's not was false. It's not real,

00:47:07--> 00:47:11

has it in itself, the forces of its own destruction,

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

society where people

00:47:36--> 00:47:41

which is majority Muslims, but the rulership

00:47:43--> 00:47:48

system of government is not Islamic, how much blame is put on the rulers?

00:47:52--> 00:47:53

Well, of course,

00:47:55--> 00:47:58

they will carry the larger portion of the

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

loadouts

00:48:01--> 00:48:02

because a good ruler

00:48:06--> 00:48:07

can make a difference

00:48:10--> 00:48:12

can affect the society as a whole

00:48:18--> 00:48:22

which is why most the first will be thrown in to help the evil

00:48:26--> 00:48:27

evil leaders.

00:48:29--> 00:48:43

So they carry the winter portion. However, the masses of the people, the scholars, etc. They carry a portion of the bag because people are led by those who they deserve.

00:48:46--> 00:48:49

By and large, people are led by those

00:48:52--> 00:48:55

who they are not striving to

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

follow the laws of the law in their own lives, the communities,

00:49:01--> 00:49:07

then the leadership will be in general, the type which doesn't care about the law does

00:49:09--> 00:49:11

not tell the people

00:49:12--> 00:49:17

take the first step and challenge that's false leadership.

00:49:18--> 00:49:21

Then corrupt leadership will continue.

00:49:26--> 00:49:31

The people ultimately will determine the what the how far the leader can go.

00:49:33--> 00:49:34

The people determined

00:49:36--> 00:49:38

he will go as far as the people let him

00:49:42--> 00:49:46

so they carried the decision also as a group.

00:49:47--> 00:49:59

Though the leader is first to call to be called to account would receive the most severe punishment. Still, the community, the country mostly by the wisdom, that

00:50:00--> 00:50:06

have accepted that they have submitted themselves that they also carry a portion of that.

00:50:09--> 00:50:13

Until or unless there is above them, those who stand up against,

00:50:15--> 00:50:16

speak out against

00:50:17--> 00:50:26

the issue of commanding the good thing the evil comes in. Law says we're the best of nations. Why? Because we command the good and evil and the evil.

00:50:27--> 00:50:30

So there's no commanding the good or evil,

00:50:31--> 00:50:34

we become almost the worst, we deserve evil.

00:51:33--> 00:51:34

Particularly,

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

rather, raise the issue

00:52:51--> 00:52:53

concerning Mindanao,

00:52:55--> 00:52:58

Philippines where there are some provinces,

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

for

00:53:02--> 00:53:07

for the provinces, which have been declared as autonomous

00:53:09--> 00:53:15

regions, when the administration throughout this will be in the hands of Muslims.

00:53:17--> 00:53:22

However, those Muslims who have now been appointed

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

major

00:53:26--> 00:53:30

offices will be appointments from the government, the non Muslim,

00:53:33--> 00:53:36

those who are appointed at those points.

00:53:37--> 00:53:39

law there are Muslims by name

00:53:40--> 00:53:42

in their practices, they're very far from

00:53:46--> 00:53:50

what should Muslims under such circumstances do?

00:53:52--> 00:53:54

Again, I would say that

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

if the people are themselves ignorant,

00:54:03--> 00:54:06

then such leadership will thrive.

00:54:07--> 00:54:10

There will be no objection to them, except the most

00:54:11--> 00:54:17

those who have some knowledge and realize these leaders are not representing the interests of

00:54:19--> 00:54:23

their own personal interests, or the interests of the Islamic forces.

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

So

00:54:26--> 00:54:33

once we're faced with a circumstance where a lot of stress has to be played on education,

00:54:34--> 00:54:39

educating the masses of Muslims, developing alternative educational systems, because

00:54:41--> 00:54:42

now,

00:54:43--> 00:54:45

we don't have a single

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

University,

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

which produces graduates in the various movie called secular fields,

00:54:56--> 00:54:59

whose degrees are recognized by the government

00:55:03--> 00:55:13

So in a situation, all of those graduate graduates from Catholic governmental institutions which are thinking around

00:55:15--> 00:55:23

this, we have generation after generations are graduating and now taking these positions of leaders,

00:55:24--> 00:55:27

and they themselves have little or no knowledge of Islam.

00:55:29--> 00:55:35

So it becomes essential for Muslims to develop alternative institutions, where it

00:55:37--> 00:55:45

knowledge necessary to build societies. But at the same time, it is taught alongside of

00:55:47--> 00:55:48

Islamic teachings.

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

And even the material which is being taught in the

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

sciences, etc, are taught

00:55:57--> 00:55:58

that Islamic perspective

00:56:01--> 00:56:05

were necessary, changes are made to emphasize

00:56:07--> 00:56:27

something now we do have one college in the city by the name of cheering on college, which has begun to Islam by curriculum, to try to develop itself as one of the alternatives, possible alternatives to higher education in that region.

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

myself in

00:56:34--> 00:56:37

close contact with this particular college, I've

00:56:38--> 00:56:52

given many lectures to the staff and the students and trying to help get funding for them, and books etc, to help them in that process of revision. So anybody who's interested in following up,

00:56:53--> 00:57:03

talk to me about that afterwards. But this is the type of effort that has to be made wherever Muslims are, wherever the governmental system is,

00:57:06--> 00:57:21

where the leaders were chosen as representatives of India, Sri Lanka and other countries where you have not Islamic government, but they recognize as well, because a large portion of the population.

00:57:22--> 00:57:32

And so you have to have representatives, the representatives who they choose, will always be those that truly represents the Muslim aspiration. They'll be those who support and

00:57:34--> 00:57:36

promote the ideals of the

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

So

00:57:41--> 00:57:44

the issue of education, setting up

00:57:45--> 00:57:50

institutions, because potential such circumstances.

00:58:37--> 00:58:38

question concerning

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

the property

00:58:41--> 00:58:42

being

00:58:43--> 00:58:45

the example for

00:58:49--> 00:58:51

the raise the issue

00:58:52--> 00:58:54

concerning that the marriage,

00:58:55--> 00:59:00

that he was a good example, in all areas of life, including marriage.

00:59:01--> 00:59:03

So, I brought this question was

00:59:05--> 00:59:10

says many of the believing in a woman two, three or four.

00:59:11--> 00:59:12

Those are

00:59:14--> 00:59:20

and if you're unable to deal with objective one, if this is the capacity for them, that

00:59:22--> 00:59:27

was very 299 at one time,

00:59:30--> 00:59:31

you had to be a bad example.

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

Well,

00:59:34--> 00:59:35

if we take some rest of them,

00:59:37--> 00:59:42

and we leave other verses, then we may fall into this trap.

00:59:43--> 00:59:45

Because there are other verses,

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

which clearly permit the property

00:59:49--> 00:59:50

to marry beyond that.

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

And he, because of the fact that he was going to be an example for the rest of the world.

01:00:02--> 01:00:08

His marriages, when you look into them are marriages which

01:00:09--> 01:00:15

dealt with many of the major areas of confusion concerning marital

01:00:16--> 01:00:18

connections in the society.

01:00:20--> 01:00:40

So, you will find it admitted in the vast majority of his marriages, you will find some problem being solved. And at the same time, he had around him, a group of women who recorded the details of his life in a way that no other previous prophets.

01:00:44--> 01:00:46

So, they serve to,

01:00:48--> 01:00:49

to preserve for us

01:00:51--> 01:00:52

the

01:00:53--> 01:01:10

lifestyle of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah in relationship to his wife, children in such detail, that we have that guide for us to the Day of Judgment, this was a special permission given to the Prophet

01:01:12--> 01:01:16

because he was accepted in this area, as an exception was made for him.

01:01:17--> 01:01:20

What we have to look at when we look at this exception

01:01:23--> 01:01:27

is that, at the same time that certain exceptions were made for him,

01:01:29--> 01:01:34

certain things are made compulsory for him, which were not put on the rest of the oma.

01:01:37--> 01:01:39

He was required to create 100 every night.

01:01:41--> 01:01:42

This is compulsory,

01:01:43--> 01:01:48

He fasted days at a time continuous, which is not allowed for the rest of the

01:01:49--> 01:01:56

day see there are certain acts of worship which which involve great difficulty, which were required of you

01:01:58--> 01:02:05

which we are not required to. Similarly, there are certain things permitted to him, which we are not permitted to do

01:02:07--> 01:02:08

both sides,

01:02:09--> 01:02:15

but what you find in these practices of the profits from this, the last piece is

01:02:18--> 01:02:21

in the limited scale which is permitted to us the best example.

01:02:31--> 01:02:32

Okay.

01:02:53--> 01:02:56

This is not the contradiction, a lot this is

01:02:58--> 01:03:04

for the general masses of Muslims, you may marry up to four. But for the Prophet

01:03:05--> 01:03:07

that number was not limited.

01:03:08--> 01:03:12

This is the Prophet received miracles

01:03:14--> 01:03:17

which proved this prophet was to other people.

01:03:18--> 01:03:20

They his companions didn't receive

01:03:22--> 01:03:28

the prophets were accepted. There are exceptions made in the lives of the prophets in general.

01:03:30--> 01:03:42

So this is not something which is strange or unusual. There are a variety of different exceptions, which are made exceptions is I think, in terms of worship, what was required if it was required a threat to the

01:03:43--> 01:03:47

rest of the Muslim, not required, because it would have been too much.

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

So if

01:04:03--> 01:04:04

you have

01:04:06--> 01:04:07

with laws, for example,

01:04:08--> 01:04:11

God says, Do not eat pork.

01:04:13--> 01:04:14

Okay?

01:04:15--> 01:04:19

But he says if you're starving to death, you made the contribution.

01:04:23--> 01:04:25

An exception is made in the law.

01:04:26--> 01:04:43

Because we need every circumstance. So this is the thing of Islamic law, in general. You're not allowed to drink alcohol. But if you are starving to death, that is what is the only thing available to keep you alive enough to keep you alive.

01:04:44--> 01:04:59

You see, the laws are not that rigid, that it doesn't allow for other circumstances. And those exceptions don't become contradictions. They are exceptions under certain circumstances. Similarly, for the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. This exception was me.

01:05:00--> 01:05:21

To provide something for the, for the nations of Muslims, that the families, the family structures developed around him was one, which, which had sufficient individuals to compile the details of his life. So he couldn't, so that those details will be preserved and remains the best of examples for mankind,

01:05:22--> 01:05:24

because of the fact that he traveled a lot,

01:05:25--> 01:05:26

you know,

01:05:28--> 01:05:42

giving the spreading the message of Islam etc, he was holding only for certain periods of time, some of his wives joined him in the journey, some of his wife stayed at home. And he married people, for example, he married a woman who was Jewish, you know, this idea of Islam and Judaism

01:05:44--> 01:05:54

also was Christian, you know, so, he and his marriages, you find the marriage has become examples clarify, because for people, if you tell them, it is okay to do this,

01:05:56--> 01:06:02

they may still there, there may still remain in depth, some doubts. So by the prophet Muhammad, the guy

01:06:03--> 01:06:12

doing it himself, it removes any remainder of the mind. It was prohibited for them, for example, to marry,

01:06:14--> 01:06:15

potentially premises

01:06:17--> 01:06:18

or to marry the

01:06:21--> 01:06:22

wives have adopted

01:06:24--> 01:06:27

pregnancy. So, the profit or loss,

01:06:28--> 01:06:28

married is

01:06:31--> 01:06:32

married marriage,

01:06:33--> 01:06:34

the wife who was adopted

01:06:35--> 01:06:42

to show that people that this is, not only is it permitted, I'm doing it to show you that you should have no doubts about this.

01:06:44--> 01:07:05

So, as I said, the wives of the Prophet this was something permitted only for the Prophet, it is not something which now became a tradition of leadership, that every Muslim leader is then permitted to have also as the Prophet, because their lives were not

01:07:06--> 01:07:16

protected by God, the way the life of the prophets was, so that they would be protected from parents so that whatever they did became a left of that the guide to people

01:07:17--> 01:07:26

who came after the revelation of protection. So therefore, the marriage numbers were limited to the maximum number

01:07:27--> 01:07:28

that God

01:07:29--> 01:07:39

chose for mankind. You know, as being the ideal maximum ideal for the average man who has not wisdom, divine guidance.

01:08:07--> 01:08:09

1000 won

01:08:16--> 01:08:18

the Western world.

01:08:24--> 01:08:26

A lot of

01:08:30--> 01:08:30

coffee

01:08:37--> 01:08:40

married at the age of 25.

01:08:54--> 01:08:54

Otherwise

01:09:14--> 01:09:15

nobody wants to pay.

01:09:44--> 01:09:45

Thank you. Very good.

01:09:50--> 01:09:51

Raise your voice

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The point is that

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the permission was there in the five,

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an exception made for

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a lot of people that will be appointed by a law in his wisdom,

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rather pointed out.

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This is just to make it known to the sisters who may not have heard

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very good pleasure. That's the the Arabs before Islam had unlimited access to marriage, it will all set numbers that we know even in what has been attributed to the prophets of the Old Testament essentially like Solomon over 1000 lives.

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Whereas what came and did was establish a

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limit situation and the prophets. Marriages, as I mentioned, were for a variety of different reasons one they would meet the brother vision also is that which has to do with taking care of

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people in the society, who needed to be looked after. Generally speaking, at any given society, those who tend to be

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to be hurt by the society tend to be the women of the children. They're the weaker elements of society. So he in his attempt to protect

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women whose husband died during battle,

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women's was has been refused to accept Islam.

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For variety different reasons women's die of old age, whenever they became widows,

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the vast majority of the wives of the Prophet with the exception of one eyes, were all either widows, divorcees,

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orphans, etc. This is the examples the Prophet encouraging people, but their marriages, you know, not marriages, as portrayed from the western image from 1001 nights, you know, where the, the first one has this hero, you know,

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a woman who adapted for him, and it's, you know, music and dancing? Well, this is the life of the Muslim women. No, this is a distortion. It's not to say that some Muslims didn't do this. Yes, it is true. Of course, anybody can abuse, you know, any righteous principle, any righteous principle which exists,

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people can find loopholes and abuses. But people are responsible for their own actions and the general principle of polygamy, you know, multiple bags, really polygyny. This is something permitted to decide based on human needs, not merely as a

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means the fulfilling desires of the flesh, but as a means of satisfying a societal need.

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He laid out for us the example.

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Good point, brother, all surveys would show something of that special and exceptional.

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characteristic of the origins of the problem is

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that when the Prophet died, his wives were not permitted to marry.

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They are not permitted to marry anyone.

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So their case, their whole case, the special

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their job was to collect for the old man to come for the nation, generations of Muslims to come the way of the prophet in dealing with the families, so they became the educate his wife, became the educators of the next generation of people, many women and majors to come and sit and study up to them, to benefit from them with the knowledge which was unique to them. What's the average disciples of the Prophet males would not come in contact with, they wouldn't know about these things. These women were able to preserve in the finest of detail, the best example of how to handle a family and this is the core of the society not to remember the family

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Is the building block of the society. So if you don't have very clear guidance in the whole the publishing function, then the society as a whole is going to be shaky. Because words can be making decisions based on how I feel how you feel what I think what you think, by philosophy or philosophy, disease, such as society will always be in a state of flux. This is why you see Western societies because this is the example of the family structure is not clear. So you'll find historically has happened in the last 100 years is that Western family structures have fallen apart, they're broken up, new family structures are being formed, you know, which are headed by single males and single

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females, or two males or two females. Some of the things that are happening in the West, maybe not in the Philippines yet, but it's coming where you have families headed by two males, or two females,

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these type of structures with chronic image and picture of the families very clear, would never allow unacceptable socially.

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So this example was developed by the larger number of wives to permitted

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but permitted as an exception for him. And with strict rules, that guide was not just an open thing.

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It was with strict rules and guides.

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He did not divorce any of his wife

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with the exception of one

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and that divorce was in and of itself, a guide to divorce

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in that, he was married to a woman

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and she had a disease

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which the family did not inform him about.

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So when she came to him, and he saw that he sent her back to her without having any sexual relations

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to show

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the

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oma

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that indicated berries It should be noted,

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people should know you're married somebody you should know everything about.

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There should be nothing that you know, on your wedding night you find these things out.

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Matter of fact, that becomes grounds for divorce.

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I better said heard that.

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At any one given time, the problems are summed up did not have more than four wives out of

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one time is total number 12 others died.

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One was divorced and died.

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But he had nine that's what

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he

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dealt with maintain relations with those wives after after you would go and visit all of them.

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Guidance people that regardless,

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what is the main

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requirement to maintain communication, a lot of times families break down because of lack of communication. One could easily imagine that

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there could be some wives who just don't speak with the call of

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the Prophet was

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to make sure that

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they would all come together in the hope of one and he was the one whose turn it was

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very important. It was a guide to show the need and necessity for communication between husband and wife. Regardless of

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communication should be there.

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of reservation.

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You know, actually, anytime you are going to mention a happy

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way to bring the book

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because

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sometimes watching

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reading English may not be what's in Arabic? And sometimes what you remember, was that what you actually read? So then you put us in a situation where

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if what you're saying is correct, how would we then interpret it?

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We had it with our brother recall reading. It was problems, I suppose.

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The fair wearing pants without covering? Did somebody have something?

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I think, talking about HR in the tradition of Malaysia, they meant though they're wearing pants, they were sort of like a mini skirt over

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Iraq, which they were.

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I think this what you're referring to something that he

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requested. Concerning

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videosolo. Go back and check this and

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check the details of it.

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Myself, I don't recall anything of that nature.

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There may have been some special circumstances. But we know that the proper elements said that it's not permissible for Vets to pray in a single godless without unfortunately,

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that much is required. In other words, that the, the requirement for prayer, in terms of dress is not the same as what may be permitted outside of the what is required for events to cover up is what is considered to be private parts, in general, is between the navel and the knee, some scholars allowing

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forces

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with a general, vast, vast, vast majority of tradition to indicate that it is between the navel and beneath.

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This is a requirement.

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However, in the case of prayer, it is different because

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it needs some specific statements concerning prayer, that there should be a portion of your garments going over advance available, of course, if all you have is a pair of pants, you have nothing else to pay it. You go ahead and pray. We don't have any exceptions. But in fact, when the compiler is asked, What if we were shipwrecked and we had no clothes,

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line up in prayer, but the mom doesn't stand up and stand in the same line along with everybody else.

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So, the idea that you know, there is no exception for prayer and no excuse

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that you pray it was the necessity will demand. However, if a person hasn't been aware of something covering his upper body,

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or at least going over shoulder to prayer that he should do that, for prayer, this is the special dress. Now, in the case of pants, and prayer in general, the person is wearing a shirt that way.

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If the pants are not new,

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we know that when the person

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goes into the bank to

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define

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the private parts, because when we say covering the private part, it means with material which is either so loose, that they're not visible or so thick that is

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that clothes clothing, which is sprayed on, you know like you have these riding friends, people ride bicycles, or the new runners Olympics and things like that. Now, the uniform that they wear and look like somebody just took a can of spray paint and spread the pipes on their bodies, shaping it covering the needles defining the private parts, such as not considered covering you. So

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as such, if a person is wearing the kind of pants were waiting, then

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five minutes are going to become visible, it is recommended then that you should wear some top which comes out and covers that area. And this is what you will follow traditionally in various Muslim societies where the pants and shirts is the local dress for the shirts will come down someplace around mid thigh or down to the knees. So as to cover the private parts when a person says

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well, scholars have different opinions concerning I mean coverage of the hour, but it's covering the private part is a condition for prayer.

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Unless you have to have a choice. So, if that does not properly cover, then some scholars will vote that your salon becomes invalid.

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Some scholars also hold that it is not invalid, but it is considered McCool dislike, you lose the value of the prayer, much of the prayer by dressing in this fashion and break

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normally we

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give a sample of the first one occasionally into devices, when the people were already in before where a person was wearing t shirts.

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When he went into work, then these jeans inside they tend to be pulled outward and

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upward. So, there was a portion of the aim for schools, which

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generally considered to be sufficient to destroy the value of the site altogether.

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So we do have to take care

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of the Muslim In any case, no modesty is

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generally combined with the dress

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and the type clothes are the opposite. They're all system of developing

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the opposite.

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The purpose of dress, which is tight is just to conceal but to reveal

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whereas from the western perspective, the fundamental purpose is to conceal.

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Okay, there are no more questions. We have a brother who would like to declare

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as our time to

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stop at this point of view our brother opportunity

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you ever studied abroad?

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What do you understand you're coming from a Christian background.

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I just find out

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about history.