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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim.

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Allah Allah He was the he for many standard disability Leone with being

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operated due to a law and their laws Peace and blessings we learned last prophet Mohammed from a long one he was seldom and on all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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We have entered

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since fast few months in New Year, according to the hedge Ray calendar

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and

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the issues of aedra

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we have all read about

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However,

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there are some lessons in the hedge row

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that I think we should

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reflect on

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and internalize

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the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam

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and his companions when they were in Mecca.

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The numbers were few

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Muslims were scattered.

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prayer was done in secret.

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They used to study with the Prophet Muhammad SAW solomon.com secrets.

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They're under oppression.

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Fighting against the disbelievers was prohibited.

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And thou

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did not have

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a major effect on the society in that 13 years past

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the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam calling people to Islam.

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Yet no more than 300 people accepted Islam in those 13 years.

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However,

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in those 13 years, he man was built

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out either or faith was purified.

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And the Muslims learned the meaning of trust in a law.

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Following that period, the Prophet Muhammad died

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after being unsuccessful in gaining widespread support amongst the Meccans he sought to spread the message of Islam to the neighboring peoples of five neighboring tribes that came during Hajj he would go

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and meet them in their various phases of gathering and present Islam to them.

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hamdulillah

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towards the end of those 13 years,

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some people from Medina accepted Islam took Islam back to Medina. And the religion began to spread. The Prophet Muhammad Allah sent Musab Amir there as a teacher, he lived amongst them and continued to spread the message of Islam and Islam continued to grow

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until it reaches reach the states where the people of Medina beg department massage alum to come to emigrate to be amongst them.

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However, the problem is Salas alum did not make that step until a law had decreed that it was time to make the step.

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And we know from the

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stories of the biography of the prophet who is our solemn

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how the people of Mecca had tried to dissuade him to stop him from spreading the message and how in the end, they conspired to kill him, and that Allah

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opened the way for him to leave and to get safely to Medina, in spite of the best plans, which were laid by the Meccans.

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When he came to Medina, he built first and foremost the masjid in Koba on the outskirts of Medina. And then he came into the center of the city.

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He chose his spot to the spots where

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is Campbell now?

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Because he had been informed by a law

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that the Campbell would be

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guided to the most appropriate spot.

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And this spot was chosen for the building of the masjid. Muslims

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brought their homes

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around that spot.

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And Islam

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became focused in Medina

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Muslims

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were now able to pray openly in places of prayer. Fighting now became prescribed for them.

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We found more than 300 people accepting Islam as one instance,

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a representative of a tribe would come to the pub

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and take the day off. If the oath of allegiance to him on behalf of himself, as well as his old tribe.

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The Brotherhood

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was institutionalized problema de la

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mix, the Maha jurien those who made the Hydra to Medina with the answer those who are in

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Medina

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and from that base,

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the profit motive as alum became the head of state.

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The various laws which are necessary for building a state running a state were revealed.

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And all of the major injunctions of Islam became compulsory during this period.

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At this time

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idre or emigration to Medina, became wajib.

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When Medina became the focal point of the problem homosassa love idre to that points became compulsory on every Muslim one we did not make hedra was considered to be in a state of sin.

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And the problems as salam had said, in one tradition that whoever does not make the hedra would not have the right to my intercession of the Day of Judgment.

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This requirements continued until

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the victory

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over Mecca

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eight years after the hits run.

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At that time,

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the problem

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was reported by even a boss to have said, yo Sachi fetch from aka,

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the day of victory is the victory over Metcalfe's law.

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Well, I can Jihad Indonesia,

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following that, there was no more hedra compulsory to Medina.

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But instead, the Jihad remained a requirement and righteous intention was ordained for all.

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This is a summary of the process of hid during the time of the Prophet.

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And we have to consider does this have any special significance to us? Muslims here in North America, here in New York

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is the jewel

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only to be read

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as

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factual information,

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pieces of information that we learn, we teach our children

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as it no relevance to our day to day lives.

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Especially considering

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that Allah has said in the Quran, Nakata Candela comme si rasulillah he was sweating hustler, there is for you, in the messenger of a law, the best of examples

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is wait

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is sooner, this is the best way

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Allah has told us that. So it must mean that in that hedra

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there has to be some

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relevance some importance to

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The solution to finding the solution to the problems which face Muslims in our time

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and what we find in another tradition of the Prophet Muhammad as

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reported by muawiya. He said that the problem is I tell them I said, Latin early Jura to have fat and poppy October

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hedra

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will not cease to be compulsory

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until

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Toba or repentance

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is no longer accepted.

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There's an end to repentance.

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We'll open up your toolbar to add new ashampoo in meridia,

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and some of them will continue to be accepted by Allah until the sun rises in its place of setting

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until the sun rises in the space of setting

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we know that the rising of the sun in the West

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is one of the major signs of the Gnostics at the end of the world coming shortly thereafter.

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So this statement of the problem of this, which is authentic informs us that it you're continuing continues to be a requirement on Muslims.

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Until

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the design of the last hour has come

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when repentance will no longer be accepted

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and the world comes to an end.

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So Hinduism remains compulsory.

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And the law smathers Allah

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revealed certain verses in the Quran specifically in Surah Nisa, the fourth chapter,

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which were directed to the people in the time of the Prophet Muhammad,

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who did not make hedra who did not focus their efforts, along with the Muslims in Medina, to build that strong base from which Islam would be established, and from which it would be spread to the world.

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However, these verses

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have relevance to us today, because they speak specifically about the Hydra and about those who find themselves in a state of oppression

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in a state of sin.

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What is their case before a law? A law says

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in the law villatoro assawoman, Mullah iica to volley me fusi him follow fever,

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Aluko nabasa Hasina, fill out our new album, second album, la he was he attend to Haji raffia. For Allah, wa whom jahannam was the atmosphere.

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When the angels take the souls of those who die in sin,

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die in sin against themselves. They say in replies were you.

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They reply, we were weak and oppressed in the earth.

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They say, what the laws are not patient enough for you to emigrate to make.

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Those will find their abode in hell.

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What an evil message.

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The Angel of Death comes.

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And the soul is taken in a state of oppression against itself.

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oppression against itself means in a state of sin.

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A lot uses this reference oppression against oneself, to inform us that when we sin,

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we are in fact oppressing ourselves.

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We are in fact oppressing ourselves. Even though our sin may involve hurting another brother or sister or child whatever. Still, the greatest harm which will come from that sinful app will be against us on the Day of Judgment. So in fact, we have harmed ourselves. The look of the harm that we may do to others in this life is nothing in comparable to the results in harm which we have

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Come honest, on the day of judgment. So we harm ourselves.

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We oppress ourselves when we disobey a law.

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That's the bottom line.

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A law says that those who die in that state of

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learn,

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they may be involved, for example,

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in Riba in interest,

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something which Allah and His Messenger

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have declared war against those who refuse to give up ribbon

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H's dealings in Egypt,

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which should tell us that

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Who are we?

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Do we not fear a law? Do we think that we can stand up in battle against the law and his message?

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Of course not.

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This declaration is a warning that we may avoid interest.

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interest was the problem, I fell in love had described as having

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untying branches,

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the simplest of which point 000 1%

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received

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is equivalent to a man having sexual relations with his mother.

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This is an authentic tradition of the Prophet Muhammad.

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It is not saying that one deals in interest

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is the same as one who has sex with his mother No. Because if one has sex with one's mother, and the Islamic State, find that person catching, he's actually cheated.

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whereas in the case of a person taking Riba or giving interest is not executed. There's no specific punishment for him in this life.

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So it's not saying that these two things are equal. What it is saying is that the same reaction that you have, when somebody would suggest to you to have sexual relations with your mother, they call you as the US in this society, mF

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you. So and So,

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when somebody is called that,

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that is the greatest indignity that can be heaped upon Him, He will jump up and kill those around him, the very suggestion,

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the same feelings that he feels there. Those same feelings, you should also feel when somebody suggested him to take some insurance. That's what the prophet SAW some of

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the same revulsion that we should have to the thought of having sexual relations with our mother, we should have the thought of

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giving interest or receiving if we should be repost, it should be something fearful to have something horrible to us. And if we don't feel that, that it means there is something wrong with our faith,

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it means that our faith is not correct.

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It means that we do not fear a lot.

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This is the message

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yet we find ourselves

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many of us in interest,

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we find ourselves

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dealing in

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business transactions which are which involve cheating and deception etc.

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We will find ourselves you know somebody named going rob banks and end up in jail.

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And everybody is using the excuse that this place

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is oppressive. It is not the abode of Islam.

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And as such, we are obliged to do these things which are prohibited. However, when one dies in that state,

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the angels will ask, what was your situation? But a soul will reply.

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We were weak in the front of the land. The angels will say to them wasn't allowed to Earth. Not right.

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That's you

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You could make him go somewhere else, find another place where you are not obliged to do these things.

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That's the answer.

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Because those who are caught in that state, Allah has said,

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they will find their abode in hell

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means this is serious.

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The hedra is something very serious

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for those who can, and do not make it

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and stay in a state of oppression. Allah has promised them Hello.

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Of course, there are those who can't.

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Tony and a law take that into account See, except lawyers who are really oppressed men, women and children, who have no means in their power,

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nor can they find a way of escape. For them, there is hope that a law will forgive them for law black South fins, and is often forgiving.

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However,

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after pointing that out, a law also points out a reward for those who strive.

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For sakes his moves were made cedre in the cause of law, fines in the earth, many places of refuge, and abundance.

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This is a lot of fun.

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If we forsake our homes,

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wearing out in the earth,

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in the past of the law, to find

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a place

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of aedra of emigration.

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Allah will show us many places of refuge and He will give us an abundance from him. This is the last time

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if we don't believe that promise,

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then we don't believe in Allah.

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Because to be moving along, is to believe in this province.

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And He further says,

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should he die.

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During this he draw for a line His Messenger his word becomes jus and sure with a law.

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Paradise is guaranteed for him.

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And the lies act forgiving, Most Merciful.

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This is the laws on the

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promise of paradise for those who make this ultimate sacrifice.

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Giving up

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their homes, in centers of oppression

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and leaving and going to another location where they can practice Islam, even if they do not succeed

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in establishing Islam elsewhere, but die in the efforts to do so.

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A lot of promises them paradise.

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This is a last moment.

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And either we want paradise,

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or we just don't care.

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That's what we have to look at.

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Do we want paradise

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or we just don't care.

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It is required on each and every one of us

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to seriously make efforts

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to ensure

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for our families and our children,

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that they will be able to grow up

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to live lives as a law wants them to live.

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Not in a state of oppression. Where the women are threatened

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with schooling is not available for the children where they're growing up and leaving Islam in droves.

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Some years back when I first came into Islam,

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myself and other new Muslims, we used to look around at the immigrant brothers. That is what come across from Egypt, Pakistan, Palestine etc. We will see their children because they had been there for a while. We saw their children marrying non Muslims.

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Leaving Islam

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we seem

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sincere about Islam.

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That actually was

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what we used to say. And we thought, yeah, this is obvious example, look at the children.

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Again, 15 years have passed.

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And now we are looking around and seeing our children do the same thing.

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No matter how hard we try to enroll with them, still leaving Islam, Israel.

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Very few children,

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probably no more than 10% actually grew up

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and graduated from high school, or from college and remained Muslims through that whole process.

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You could count them on the tips of your fingers.

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So now, we are faced with the same dilemma. It wasn't the case of the immigrant Muslims being not serious about Islam, because the same thing has happened to us and we feel that we're serious about Islam.

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It means them that

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the circumstance under which we are living

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is not conducive to the development of Islam

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as a complete way of life,

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not Islam

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as a ritual, because we come and we make the rituals.

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We make Salah,

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we learn some Arabic recite in our prayer,

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we can train a chimpanzee to go to the same movement.

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And we can train a parrot to say the same thing.

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What Allah wants from us

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is not

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the actions of a chimpanzee and the word love apparently

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he wants from us

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a leaving Islam

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which comes

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from the depths of our soul,

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including Islam which affects our whole character

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which transformed us

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from the attitudes of ignorance of the ignorant society around us into the Islamic character and

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attitude.

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This is what Allah wants from us.

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And we cannot do it as we are doing it today.

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Because brothers come together

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in the masjid,

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on Juma

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Fridays, like Christians come together on Sundays.

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This is when they congregate, generally

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the real brotherhood

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and sisterhood

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which is the basis for grouping the community is not there.

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Because there is no sacrifice involved here.

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Until people sacrifice together

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for them,

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they will not appreciate their brothers.

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This is the reality.

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And the hitch is it

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can take a number of different forms. The Hydra doesn't mean

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each and every

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person will praise here and Master tafawa will now patch his bags and head for Saudi Arabia. No.

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Because Nigeria will not allow you to make it through there

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is no point asking why won't Saudi Arabia allow us to keep you there?

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And allow will not ask us? Why didn't Saudi Arabia allow us to make it through there? You'll ask us why didn't we let you draw?

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So it means that we have to find out where

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the draw could be within a city.

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efforts were

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made in the past as Islam began to spread here and some efforts are being made today.

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Rather families trying to buy into a person

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particular area of the city

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and to develop institutions in those areas, but this effort has to be a universal effort and effort involving all the people.

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And

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if people find that the economics are too great for them to do so,

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then

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there are places other places perhaps in the state

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there are other towns or whatever,

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perhaps there will be a place in another state

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and we should try to find someplace.

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And if there is no place in another state,

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that then we need to look outside of the state to other countries.

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We take it gradually, we look at

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the facts, as they are the costs of transportation, the cost of land, the cost to build the job opportunities, all of the various factors which are necessary for the building of a community, we have a clear picture of these factors and then we start to look

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we look locally,

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regionally,

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internationally, until we find the spot, which has

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opportunities that would allow such a movement, such a community to develop

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that is the requirement.

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And we have to take it seriously.

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This is not something which we can hear and walk away from.

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This is something that we will be held accountable

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about on the Day of Judgment.

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every child, every Muslim child

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that is introduced to crack

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every Muslim girl

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deflowered

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every Muslim

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family,

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which falls apart

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every Muslim woman

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we

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advise to cover herself according to the laws of Islam,

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and who in the time of delivering our baby are getting checked out to take off her clothes in front of

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other than a husband.

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All of these

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are situations that we as a community are responsible for,

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we have what is known as sort of

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a requirement requirements which is on the community as a whole.

00:33:41--> 00:33:57

By janazah, if a person dies, it is required that the community bury that person and pray for him. If nobody amongst them does, so, then it removes the sin from the remainder.

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Similarly, every component which is necessary for the development of a Muslim community,

00:34:09--> 00:34:10

which is missing,

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causing Muslims to be involved in various things to be corrupted, to be destroyed.

00:34:20--> 00:34:39

The burden of this fog on the shoulders of the Muslim community as a whole and only those who have striven and who continue to strive to change that situation will be absolved from the burden of that

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department

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said

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Muslim men Send Email Muslim or non

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Muslim

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is one

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The Muslims are safe from his

00:35:05--> 00:35:07

phone in his hand,

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while mohajir men Haji Rama de la,

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and the muhajir, one who makes hedra, in the complete sense,

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is the one who leaves what a law has prohibited.

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When we physically leave an oppressive environment,

00:35:36--> 00:35:40

when we are caused to sin, we are leaving that sin behind this.

00:35:43--> 00:35:52

This process is only complete. If we spiritually decide to leave

00:35:53--> 00:35:54

the sins

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

that we commit daily,

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

we have to internalize the aedra we have to decide to abandon what Allah has prohibited.

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

That aspect of the Hydra

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is primary is necessary for the physical hedra to be complete, to be successful,

00:36:24--> 00:36:38

not successful in the sense that we managed to build an Islamic state which you know, ends up you know, establishing Islam across the world No, but successfully in the sense that we had done our utmost.

00:36:40--> 00:36:44

Because the results of our actions, I would or not,

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we should not

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focus in on

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what is going to happen. You know, in the past, people tried to do this, and this happened, and that happened, they were ripped off and all these other things. So people use these negativities as excuses not to attempt what is required of them.

00:37:04--> 00:37:13

The end results are not in our hands. It is what is in our hands is to strive is to make the efforts ourselves.

00:37:16--> 00:37:23

And so that this is not just a theoretical

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presentation.

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Allah has blessed me

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with the opportunity to travel

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both in the United States

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in central South America

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and in the Caribbean islands.

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And throughout my travels,

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I have kept an eye open for a point of future.

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There are a number of different attempts that are being made in the country here. I visited some I've invested in some

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because

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my desire is to make that his role. So

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I know you some of you a one day Wow, you've been over in Saudi Arabia for the last 16 years. You thought you made it through there? No, I don't.

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It's not possible to make it through there. I would like to

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Mecca, Medina are beautiful places to live.

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But you, as a non Saudi Arabian cannot buy land there.

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You cannot own land there. So therefore you can't make it.

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So that's only a temporary stopping point.

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I went there for

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knowledge.

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I was hoping that

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I found

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in a far off place, not really too far off.

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which some of you or many of you probably have never heard of

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what appears to me to be a classical, beautiful opportunity

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to focus

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for each row for those people

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who have a desire to make that Sidra

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and who do not see in the existing circumstances here. that opportunity.

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The place I found

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is a country which used to be known as British Honduras.

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It is now known as believes

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it has borders with Mexico. And you can drive there from here.

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It's about an hour and a half flight from Miami. And the round trip ticket there

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costs about $500

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This country

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is just being opened up now for development.

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The immigration laws are very simple.

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And the Muslim community there is in a unique position.

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It is small,

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maybe only about 25 families.

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But

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the government has given them

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a blank check.

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Virtually in terms of lands,

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they were given

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a number of acres of land in the city

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on which they built a school the masjid

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and Islamic school, the government helped them

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will fund the building and pays the salaries of the teachers.

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The majority of the students in the school are not Muslim 200 kids, most of them are not Muslim.

00:41:07--> 00:41:09

However, the principal

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studied in Saudi Arabia, he teaches Islamic studies to all the levels of the school it goes up presently.

00:41:19--> 00:41:22

They intend to watch grade eight in the coming year.

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And the government has no objection. The parents have no objection, some of the children every year at

00:41:33--> 00:41:36

Gao our opportunities with our a wide open

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at the same time,

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the government gave the community their

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800 acres of land, an hour and a half drive from the main city

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800 acres of land

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which the community has, in turn, now made available to Muslims who want to invest because the community is small. They don't have either the manpower nor the economics to really develop that land. Because if they develop the land, then there are 1000s of adjoining acres, which will be available to them.

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The Mormons already there in the center believe they have 1000s of acres, which they are cultivating and producing dairy products.

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

There's also a group, it's the Amish are one of these type of groups, they're there, they're also

00:42:45--> 00:42:52

they have been given large amounts of land for development. The condition is development.

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And this land that they have been given, they have in turn, the Muslim community has offered it

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

to serious Muslims.

00:43:06--> 00:43:07

What appeared

00:43:09--> 00:43:17

work for Islam and the development of Islam in that area, they have offered it at $25 per acre.

00:43:20--> 00:43:23

This is something I found nowhere else in my travels.

00:43:26--> 00:43:29

Furthermore, on investigation,

00:43:30--> 00:43:33

I found there that it is possible.

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And this is the norm to build a three bedroom, brick cement house for $15,000.

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

This

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I hardly found anywhere else.

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So the economic means for one to build a home

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is in our hands. What it may mean for example, we pay

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on the average maybe $10,000 a year in rent.

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If two families decide that they want to make that hero, then those two families decide that they're going to live together for years if somebody

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or two years until they raise enough to do both at the same time.

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

Sure, it will be difficult.

00:44:32--> 00:44:36

I mean, we can hardly get along together living apart as it is.

00:44:37--> 00:44:56

However, those who are really committed to the idea if they keep that goal in mind, and in living together, they resolve their problems according to the Quran and Sunnah. Then they will come out of it. Besides the economic benefits a brotherhood

00:44:57--> 00:44:59

a appreciation was

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sacrifice that perhaps would not realize, under other circumstances.

00:45:08--> 00:45:11

The economic needs are there it is.

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

And

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this is a project that a number of us are looking into seriously.

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

The brother here,

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who is the coordinator,

00:45:29--> 00:45:30

and the screener

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meaning that there's got to be some kind of screening process.

00:45:36--> 00:45:47

Because we don't want to carry the corruption here, from here, down there, we have corruption down there, we have the end of corruption of here in the ranks of the Muslim.

00:45:48--> 00:45:54

So we don't want to carry that corruption down there. So we have something of a screening packets.

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And

00:45:58--> 00:46:00

those who are known

00:46:01--> 00:46:03

to be serious and righteous.

00:46:04--> 00:46:05

They may contact

00:46:07--> 00:46:13

brother who is part of the administration of this Masjid, his name is

00:46:15--> 00:46:16

Abdullah Mohammed.

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And they can coordinate with him

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and with others in other parts of the country, who are now seriously investigating responsibility.

00:46:31--> 00:46:32

So

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I'm not saying that the answer is believe.

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I'm presenting this as a possibility.

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And this is not a personal opinion on my part, in the sense that

00:46:51--> 00:46:55

I have some beliefs that I'm trying to get everybody to come back with me to believe because I'm not

00:46:57--> 00:46:58

I am

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

as you are

00:47:02--> 00:47:03

a Muslim,

00:47:06--> 00:47:08

the world belongs.

00:47:10--> 00:47:11

And wherever

00:47:13--> 00:47:19

we can establish Islam, we can practice Islam. That's where we should be.

00:47:22--> 00:47:24

However, as I said earlier,

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

this Sidra

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which I am proposing,

00:47:32--> 00:47:48

which I am reminding you, is compulsory on you, that you should reflect on it. read the verses, verse 19, seven to 100 and sewer and inside the fourth chapter of the Quran, read it,

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reflect on it.

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And let us try to do something for the sake of Allah.

00:48:04--> 00:48:10

If there are any questions that you would like to ask, concerning the concept of hydro

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or hydro,

00:48:16--> 00:48:20

in practice, in our region, or outside of our region,

00:48:22--> 00:48:29

please raise your hands whether you can entertain the question is can write something on paper and send it to us.

00:48:39--> 00:48:44

Belize, Belize, as I said, was formerly British Honduras.

00:48:45--> 00:48:53

It is north of Honduras in orange is where you have all this fighting and stuff in British Honduras. There's no fighting.

00:48:54--> 00:49:06

The defense of the country is handled by the British. The change of governments have been according to election there's no no violence, overthrows and guerrilla groups in the jungles of this kind of thing.

00:49:08--> 00:49:16

No better Ireland, it's on the mainland. You drive from it through Mexico, into Texas to California.

00:49:18--> 00:49:25

You know, when you go back home, have a look at the map. You know, look at the encyclopedia they'll give you some information about the country.

00:49:28--> 00:49:31

The population there is about 200,000

00:49:32--> 00:49:36

the main language of the country is English that doesn't mean you have to go download Spanish my

00:49:38--> 00:49:43

Spanish is like second language. The people in our mixture.

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

If you went down there any of us here would not look too strange. I mean, there are people looking like all of us

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

the

00:49:56--> 00:49:59

the opportunities for developing businesses

00:50:02--> 00:50:06

The development of the land, they have four main crops

00:50:08--> 00:50:16

bananas, plantains, coconut, and citrus, mainly oranges. Now the government exports these.

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

So whatever you can grow, the government will buy. So you don't have to go into market and have to deal with the seller, they have a board which will buy everything that you produce.

00:50:29--> 00:50:31

They also, you know, have

00:50:33--> 00:50:38

they have an opportunity in terms of lumber, which is great, which is not being expected.

00:50:39--> 00:50:46

When the people clear the land there, they set trains in our feet, you know, mahogany,

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

they set these trees on fire, and then they push them over with bulldozers.

00:50:54--> 00:51:07

The moment they're smarter, right, they went inside, they bought some old truck engines and put it up and made a song. So they would cut the trees out saw them and make the woods produce the wood to build their home.

00:51:08--> 00:51:20

So inclined all these 100 acres, you would be also providing lumber for building the home, if you want it to build your home, out of wood or partially out of wood, whatever, and all the wood can be sold.

00:51:24--> 00:51:25

And

00:51:26--> 00:51:38

what I'm actually suggesting, there is a situation not where we are going out to head out onto the land. Because I went there and looked at the situation, beautiful area.

00:51:41--> 00:51:50

About 100 yards away, there's a running River, which is coming off the mountain with no water pure, you can drink it, you know, spring water

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

very close by I mean, the place looks like you know, sort of like a paradise kind of jungle paradise kind of situation, the Lord running right to the property.

00:52:02--> 00:52:02

And

00:52:04--> 00:52:14

what happens is that, as I suggested to them there that they develop the land in the city that they have been given. Because that area of land that they've been given

00:52:15--> 00:52:26

it, if they develop it, they will be given other areas of land adjoining because they're in sort of a subdivision, which is just developing. So there's a lot of land which belongs to the government.

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

And

00:52:30--> 00:52:35

they're, they have so much land really, that if you are the region,

00:52:36--> 00:52:37

they are the home

00:52:38--> 00:52:40

on a piece of government land,

00:52:41--> 00:52:47

then they can't take that away from you. We just go and you make arrangements and they give you a piece of land.

00:52:51--> 00:53:13

So the opportunity there is there to the other community and expand it. And also farms for those of us who would make the move from here down there would not be directly to the country area, but to the city, homes would be up there. That would be the base business would be dealt with that the country would then be the agricultural

00:53:15--> 00:53:26

bonds would then be for producing income, it will provide jobs for the local Muslims will accept and those who accept Islam and will accept Islam, who are able to work the land and

00:53:27--> 00:53:34

willing to live out there. And there are a number of them, I talk to them, you know, who I already know,

00:53:35--> 00:53:49

if the means are provided, that's how it would be organized. The general picture logically organized. Now the details, you know, the detailed breakdown of how much it costs to clear

00:53:51--> 00:54:02

an acre of land or 100 acres of land, and how much it costs to plant seeds, how much it costs to maintain the land because it's very fertile. You don't even have to water the place.

00:54:03--> 00:54:09

You know, you don't have to think about what are the thoughts very fertile, you might have thought what you have to think about is keeping the grass from growing over growing it.

00:54:11--> 00:54:42

So you have to maintain it and then picking and transportation, they will I have asked the governor down there to prepare a detailed breakdown of what those figures involve. So personally have an idea what kind of profits they earn from that type of investment. And you don't have to be a Malaysian See there. They have incorporated as a Muslim body that has the rights to have members who are non Malaysians who live overseas.

00:54:43--> 00:54:59

So it's not even a requirement even that you actually need them but it's probable that you know you are you have those plans in mind. But even if you decided you didn't want to live there, well you just would like to develop the lab. You know you'd like to earn investment monies and earn some income

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

It can be done with you be here.

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

So even though the options exist,

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

I think,

00:55:12--> 00:55:15

well, this has to be, as I said, coordinated.

00:55:16--> 00:55:29

I'd rather say it is the coordinator for this area here. And there are other brothers in Jersey, we're also prepared there are gathering there will be having meetings and

00:55:30--> 00:55:43

gathering, the brothers are serious about it. And then choosing some brothers from various fields, you know, brothers ones, architecture, economics, to, you know, various industrial fields.

00:55:44--> 00:55:57

And that group of brothers, along with others from here in similar fields, would then go down and make a more in depth analysis, because I'm giving you what I got from five days to Vegas.

00:55:58--> 00:56:14

You know, I tried to see and look into question as much as I could. But it requires at the same time, further investigations, so that serious plans can be laid. So I would say that they're

00:56:15--> 00:56:16

within a month of time,

00:56:18--> 00:56:22

within a month's time, or at most, two months,

00:56:24--> 00:56:39

a trip could be made down there contract will be made with the brothers there, they will send information that I've asked him to send to me in Saudi Arabia this year also. So you know, all of the facts that can be gathered without going can be done here first, and then

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

a tour could be arranged at $500 round trip, if you as an individual go and make it but if you are the good five people, you know, they will give further reductions. So it's quite possible for it to be substantially less than 500.

00:57:10--> 00:57:12

Well, this is something I mean,

00:57:16--> 00:57:26

I would suggest to you to need to read. And that can be coordinated, because it's not a circumstance like this, where you have an opportunity,

00:57:27--> 00:57:32

and your brother in good standing, the channel that can be opened for you, I'm sure it can be worked out.

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

Two to one,

00:57:59--> 00:58:03

the fishery there, they're exporting shrimp.

00:58:04--> 00:58:32

And some other you know, crustaceans, I'm not sure the details whether you know, it's involved lobster, shrimp, I'm positive about and they export also coral, some very expensive coral, that they're famous for it's black and red car. So this is some of the products, I don't think that the full potential of the fishing is being reflected at all because I said the numbers are small, you know, are they just opening up, they just built a new capital, you know, in

00:58:33--> 00:59:01

the center of the country double pen, they just finished recently a few years ago and International Airport just outside of Belize City. So they're just really in the process of now getting up on their feet and, you know, developing themselves. That's why doors wide open in terms of the minimum wage, I did not, I don't have that information, that's something that you may be able to get over the telephone, you know, the brother was in contact with our contact down there, that information can be gotten over the telephone.

00:59:08--> 00:59:12

The community is limiting it in the sense that

00:59:14--> 00:59:34

they want to see exploitation of the land. I mean, they don't want you know, a person just buying up all the land and sitting back and say I got the land. You know, they want to see exploitation of land. So if you buy 100 acres, you know, when you work that 100 acres, they'll give you all the more you work the 100 more, the more.

00:59:36--> 00:59:57

It doesn't have to be a group of brothers if one individual brother has that kind of means to go ahead and do that. They already because what you'll be doing is not only benefiting yourself economically, it will be proving to the government that the Muslims are responsible. They're bringing investment into the country. It will be providing jobs for the brothers who are down there. You know who's

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

coming into Islam or

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

Need work? So the benefit is so great that it's not limited to say a group venture It could even be done on an individual scale for those who have the means.

01:00:14--> 01:00:16

I don't know. I don't know.

01:00:25--> 01:00:26

American government?

01:00:28--> 01:00:33

I don't know, because we don't have an American embassy down there. Right.

01:00:34--> 01:00:38

Very, you don't need a visa deployed to the country.

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

Right.

01:00:41--> 01:00:45

Some other groups, you know, from America going down there, like the buys,

01:00:46--> 01:00:49

you know, and Peace Corps.

01:00:50--> 01:00:52

So, I would imagine that some of

01:00:53--> 01:01:02

you know what the British are the you know, the ones who, who really were concerned with a country that's more similar to the British method be an island