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In the Names of Allah – 28 – al-‘Azeem

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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I'd like to welcome you all

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to the 28th session

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of our series in the names of Allah

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and as usual we will

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greet our students

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and share their greetings

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along with visitors

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as well as our followers

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etc.

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Okay among our visitors and students,

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zero Dean

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from

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Melbourne Australia

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walaikum salam

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and we make dua

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to unite the oma

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m firo

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alaikum Salaam

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Madeira tajudeen

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Wildlife from Salaam Rafa Dubai where cattle

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welcome

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the Columbus alaikum Salaam

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Bukhari, Abu Bakar from

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Germany

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so Biba Hartman

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why they called Salaam

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lobby was mentioning that

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she didn't know what happened to the session yesterday and is asking if we're going to finish the session today.

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I don't know what that means. We did finish the session yesterday.

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Close and we did a q&a at the end and everything.

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So perhaps something happened you can check on the

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YouTube channel to confirm the presence of the

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recording yesterday's class that shouldn't be there in the YouTube channel, then confirm that.

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And her do

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that may ally out me educate the oma. We say I mean, they asked me to smile from South Africa why they come Salaam mcal Abdul Mateen from Baltimore,

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Maryland,

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USA, while they consider

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Zaha Shah from occupied Kashmir waalaikumsalam.

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And Sabrina Ali

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walaikum salam from Ethiopia.

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Muhammad, that's

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sabrine Mohammed from Ethiopia, where I spent a year and four months having only come back to cut them

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a month and a half ago.

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From zing guy

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South Africa, Cape Town anakena Salam

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famara si se from the Gambia

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Anakin Salaam, also

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I'm outta here

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sending a message that

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there was an echo, but I guess it's been resolved

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Sharla In which case, we can now move on to our session

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smilla Rahmanir Rahim.

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109 Rob Bell alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim. Allah Allah was hobby for many Stanley Bissonnette e li Ahmed Dean, our praises due to Allah And may Allah peace and blessings be on the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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This session is number 28, in which we're looking at the 39th name allow him

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the most great

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in terms of its location in the Quran, this Divine Name allowed him is mentioned nine times in the class among them, Leia Buddha who have the Houma wahoo allegedly you love him that's from I had to Coursey the underbar to proceed

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in terms of meaning.

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linguistically, Alavi him comes from the trial literal route, ein, VA meme

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and is derived from the verbal noun element

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which has three main meanings. The first is to literally be great,

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large, vast, huge animal enormous, in size, and also figuratively, to be great in rank.

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The second meaning

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is to be imposing, powerful, superior and honored.

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And the third meaning meaning is to be above any imperfection.

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The root appears 128 times in the Quran in five derived forms. Examples of these forms are your all of them

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the honors, the verb present tense, Avi moon, great, and I llaman bones.

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Last bihani explain that relative to Allah the meaning of this Divine Name allowed him is enormously great in all literal and metaphorical aspects.

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In the case of human beings, some are considered big, that is important or rate due to a variety of different issues for their wealth, or their knowledge for the lineage, or for their position of authority, etc.

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as a point of note, this Divine Name can be given to human beings, as in the following verse in Surah, zoco verse 31. Lola

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news Zilla harden Quran who Allah Rosalyn minun, Perea Cheney, Avi

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Why was this score are not sent down to a distinguished that's our The Man from either of the two cities.

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In the Arabic language, the word of him is used to indicate different concepts of greatness, for example,

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and now the punishment is a great punishment. And now the man is a great man. However, the greatness of Allah allow them is beyond our imagination. Even though we see aspects of his actions in the world we live in

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each attribute or action of any creative being, no matter how great it may seem, is insignificant in comparison to a law allow the

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law then has all the attributes of perfection and each attribute of perfect

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action is of the highest magnitude, beyond the imagination or grasp of any human mind or mind of the jinn.

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He is the one who is perfect in all aspects of prominence and might,

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and he is not. And it is not appropriate to ascribe any of his perfect attributes to any of his creation

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is perfect and might. And his magnificence surpasses all imagination is prominent prominence, dominance. And majesty exceed all mental calculations is infinitely greater than anything we can possibly conceive.

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Law is great in all aspects of his assets, his names and his attributes, is incredibly magnificent in his hearing, it is seeing this power in his mind and in his knowledge, etc. And it is incorrect to limit his magnificence to any single attribute to the exclusion of others.

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Moving on now to the application of this Divine Name, a lovely

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according to Eben backhauls, four principles, the first of which is to adopt where applicable,

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the Divine Name of him cannot be applied to humans in its full sense. However, on the limited human scale,

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humans should strive to be great in whatever they do.

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This is the metaphorical grid.

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This is not the size great. This was previously discussed, with regards to doing whatever we do well, based on the prophetic instruction, in Allah, Allah, you're humble either amila hadoo, Kumar, Milan, and you spinner. Indeed, a law most Hi loves, that, whenever any one of you does work, that he or she perfects it, or they do it to the best of their ability

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to be metaphorically great, in whatever profession, or position we work in is encouraged and admirable, and in fact, pleasing to Allah.

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Likewise, for us to build great projects, this is now great of him in a physical literal sense. So for us to build great projects like the massive dams, the grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam, which will be an has begun providing electricity to parts of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia, that have never even seen electricity.

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Some sometimes very hard for us to imagine this. I mean, there are places in the world where today people are living and carrying on without any electricity. I mean, the way things were in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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So halala that's the reality.

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also read projects like the Suez Canal, it's a massive project. Now which cut the time for delivering goods to Europe

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where the ships had to go around the Cape of Good Hope, the bottom of South Africa and come all the way back up again, past West Africa and come back into the Mediterranean. It saved

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ages days, depending on the pace of the

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ships.

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Of course, that was a European project, but you know, where we are involved in it, the Egypt also built, you know, a great dam

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and we have massive masjids like those in Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan.

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And the largest Masjid in the world is the masjid of Medina,

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which is able to accommodate over one and a half million worshippers at one time.

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And even to build the Dubai Mall. considered to be the largest shopping mall.

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anywhere in the world, based on its total area, that is 12 million square feet, equivalent to more than 50 soccer fields.

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That is Alvin and it's praised.

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As long as such projects are beneficial to people, they are praiseworthy, as the promises element said higher or last and far home Lynas, the best of people are those most beneficial to people. So when people do projects of this nature, whether it's a country, or an organization, or an individual, and it's beneficial to the masses of people,

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then it is something worth calling Avi.

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being great in our fields of learning as Muslims

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were in the golden age of Islam. Our scientists led the world in fields of medicine, optics, engineering, printing, mathematics, biology, etc, is also praiseworthy, due to the benefit, which it provides human civilization, like the great projects.

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Furthermore, knowledge of our great scholars contributions need to be reintroduced into our school curriculums globally, so that our next generations know about their place in world history, and can feel proud of Muslim contributions to human civilization. And it really is a shame that graduating Muslim students all over the world for 100 years.

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would know about

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Albert Einstein if you mentioned them to them, or Sir Isaac Newton, Madame Curie, Euclid, etc.

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They were no they could give you the background what they did, the time they lived in all this. While at the same time, they were totally oblivious. And they continue to be totally oblivious of the likes of Al has enabled on Haytham

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how r is me, and Robbie, Jabir and Hyang and others. You know, these names. Now if they're mentioned to graduating students, students wonder, are these football players, Arab football players were praying playing in the wonders league or whatever it's called, you know,

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is that they are totally oblivious, meaning that they will naturally think

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that only Europeans contributed to human civilizations advances in the various scientific fields, which is why they are the leaders of the world today.

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Conversely, they will also think that Muslims and Islamic civilization had nothing to offer. Such a neglect, slum subliminally develops an inferiority complex in the minds of our graduates.

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Consequently, a major part of Islamization of education movement should be focused on reconnecting students with our glorious past. We were on the in the world

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as a civilization, now we're not

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that that's history that's life. You know, Allah raises up some and the Lord's others and the races of others, Lord, some.

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In terms of our prayers, we can also apply a law's name Alavi in by mentioning it regularly. In our words of remember, it's the altcar or supplications to us, thanking Him and praising him appropriately.

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The provinces have also instructed us to glorify Allah using this Divine Name in our daily formal prayers whenever we bow, we should repeat three times.

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Subhana rabhi Alavi

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as he said,

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I'm a record for either the movie or Rob.

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Of course, we do need to say these words of glorification and praise properly

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Not blend them into a meaningless, thoughtless sound like probably spawn with them spawn

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which is not praise of a law, but an insult to Allah. In the same way we would feel about someone mispronouncing our own name.

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It has become like chanting all

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which is considered sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. They repeat all all over again, just what does own mean?

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So Allah

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notice is just a sound. This is just the sound they say it is the first sound of the universe.

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And According to Hindu scriptures, all connects all living beings to nature and the universe.

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May Allah protect us from distorting our religion in such a manner,

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we should say is behind our labia, Avi,

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and know what we're saying. reflect on what was saying, mean, what we're saying.

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We also glorify a loss medalla as our beam through obedience to the Prophet, so as Allah

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because

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Allah I'll leave him himself said, Well, my our southern Middle School in Illinois, Utah, the isn't that messengers were only sent to be obeyed by our laws permission.

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So, we glorify Allah, by following a laws instructions in the Quran to obey the messenger.

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And allow vim stated that obeying the messenger is the same as obeying himself.

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law said my UTM was soon for law. whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed a law.

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Likewise, whoever disobeys the messenger has disobeyed him. So

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following the messengers instructions, and that is the deme. Following it is a way of glorifying Allah and Avi,

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because he was the one who created guided, the messengers will be sent to human guide throughout the ages.

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glorify Him by following them, because he has told us himself that we should be following them.

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We also glorify Him by respecting the Sunnah

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Allah IBM's greatness is also uniquely glorified in this way, by not giving precedence to anyone's word over the word of Rasulullah saw Salah meaning over his Sunnah.

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Allah said in short for jurati aiyana Dena amanu la to cut the mubende a day made a day allow we're assuming all believers do not put yourselves before Allah and His messenger.

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So that means that the Quran

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and the Sunnah should be kept

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alvine should be kept in the forefront

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and we follow it.

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This is part of

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glorifying and respecting the symbols of a law. The law speaks about when he says may you either them shy at a law firm in nyheim and top one kulu whoever honors and extols the symbols of a law. Indeed, it is from the piety of hearts. Allah His Greatness is glorified by respecting the symbols of his revealed religion.

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This doesn't mean elevating the star and Crescent to become the symbol of Islam, as the cross is for Christians.

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It is only on minarets and domes of our masks. But we also put it on rings and necklaces, etc. and proudly defended. In fact, if any non Muslim was to throw

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The symbol that is the star and the crescent on the ground and stomp his foot on it, many Muslims will kill him out the bill, even though it is not a symbol of Islam

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is it was adopted by the Ottoman Empire

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as its symbol and was imprinted on their coins.

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The real symbols of Islam are Salah, zecca, fasting, Hajj, etc. These are the truth symbols and they need to be

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glorified, praised, held in high esteem. And to a large degree, the Muslim world does do that. But of course, it needs to be done even more.

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We can also apply this Divine Name Alavi him in our oath

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though the prophet SAW Selim did discourage us from repeatedly making oath in general people some parts of the world especially the Arab world, no well law he's just

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a second

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expression you know, it's just like, fit fitted into everything

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like this Well, I will I will I, I was just saying it without even thinking this is this light.

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But in any case, the process

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did make it clear that when we make oaths, they should only be in a law's name. Rosa Solomon said latter lifou the equal wala Omaha Tico. wallaby and daddy while at Ashley foo illa Billah while at alifu. Bill Nighy Illa n dome saw the code do not swear an oath by your fathers, nor by your mothers, nor by rivals to a law.

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Do not swear on an oath unless

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it is by law, and you are honest, that oath

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and another narrations, he said whoever swears by anything other than a lie is guilty of Kufa should ever narrations whoever swears by honesty is not of us.

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Yet it is very common in our daily lives, that we hear people swearing by a variety of things. Some people swear by the prophets or Senate one Nabhi

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by his cousin and son in law, Ollie

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by saying like Abracadabra, Gilani, people they call sense or even by the Kaaba, or by angels, by rumble Kaaba that's different Robin Kaaba is the Lord of the Kaaba. That's a law, but threatened by the Kaaba, you know, the Kaaba know,

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sometimes people even swear by their honesty.

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That's what the process that said, Whoever swears by honesty is not us

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or by honor,

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such as the scouts promise, they say I promise by my honor. That's in the scouts, oath. Others swear by the life of their child, or their aged mother,

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or their dead mother's grave for the sisters honor, etc, etc.

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But these are all forbidden.

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And there is a consequence, because if for example, a person swears that his brother or someone else should not sleep in his house, and he swears by

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his father or his mother's grave or whatever,

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then he sleeps there.

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He has to offer expiation

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for breaking an oath, karate I mean, by feeding 10 poor people with the same kind of food as he normally eats, or clothing them, or freeing a believing slave.

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If none of that is possible, then you have to fast for three days.

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So there's got Faraj or expiation, which has to be done.

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Consequently, it is totally prohibited for Muslims to sue

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Whereby anything or anyone other than Allah, because that elevates his creation, allows creation to the level of the great Creator Himself allow the

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last point to note concerning swearing By Allah, which is part of our vim

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of Allah. The prophet SAW lamb was quoted Bible rare to have said whoever swears and

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then sees something else, which is better, let him do it

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and offer exploration you still have to do acquire.

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But if you see what is better, you should want to what is better.

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The second principle of living batala, which is to confirm were unique and in aplicable. Divine Name I'll have him in the sense of a lot being so great that only he has control over creation is affirmed by rejecting all claims which give human beings control over creation.

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So for example, Imam Khomeini in his book, The Islamic government, Akuma dysthymia.

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He stated,

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the spiritual status of the Imam is the universal divine vise jersey, that is something mentioned by the amounts is be upon them.

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It is a vise jnC pertaining to the whole of creation, by virtue of which all the atoms in the universe humbled themselves before the holder of that authority

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is one of the essential beliefs of our Shi school that no one can claim or can attain the spiritual status of the amounts, not even the closest angels or the prophets.

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The universe is in the hands of the IMA.

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This is a chapter

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written in a book called Sunil caffee.

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This is

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written by a Blaney was the equivalent of Al Bukhari amongst Shiites.

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So he wrote a chapter

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in his book, entitled, all the earth is owned by the Imam.

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enmity narrated from Abu Basir at Abu Abdullah

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mom, Jaffer saw that said,

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Do you know that this and the next world are owned by the Imam

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who may place it anywhere he likes and granted to anyone he chooses?

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Professor Mottola matahari.

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Will talk theory

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student of the mom Khomeini he expounded on this concept in his book called master and Mastership.

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And the chapter entitled The law of control

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is dated the reliance of control implies a sort of extraordinary and God given power and authority. According to the sheer I believe, in every age, there has been a perfect man having a supernatural influence over the world and a sort of control on the hearts and souls of men. An account of this is called the hijab

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such beliefs which equate a lot creatures with Him and His Divine Name a lot of him and other Divine Names like that have to be rejected.

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They have to be

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spoiled spoken against.

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refutations should be written because we have more than enough text in the Quran and the Sunnah to indicate that this is all nonsense.

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Soviets have similar ideas to where they give control of the universe to their

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pub, sorry

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Is the top of the pyramid, hierarchical pyramid of saints.

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under him are the old tired

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and so on and so forth.

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The third principle of women by Paul is finding who, where there is a promise. And this Divine Name Alavi him, like so many others, is full of promises of support, and eventual success. In all our endeavors, all our plans and all our efforts, we only have to make sure that our goals are solidly sound. And our strategies to achieve them are likewise blessed and not tainted and corrupted by an Islamic Ways and Means, as the means determine the ends.

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This is contrary to what is commonly said.

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By that the ends justify the means.

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We don't follow that principle. That if you have good ends in mind, you can use any kind of means to get those grants, corrupt harem everything as long as the ends are achieved then those ends are good.

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You're welcome.

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Not from this perspective, from the Islamic perspective, we use Hara means no matter how noble and charitable the ends are meant to be. We are bound to get her arm and

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and beside him alone. Even if people are only aware of the apparently hello and

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this is enshrined in the prophet SAW Sunderland's heavyweight statement in the mail man Binney at enamal equilibrium Manoa these are judged by their intentions and everyone will get what they intend.

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Jabir ibn Abdullah, he co equal to the process element said in the year of the victory

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for the

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right moment.

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In fact,

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while he was in Makkah process, Ahmed said

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Allah and His Messenger have forbidden the sale of wine

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carcasses, swine, and idols,

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wine carcasses, that's dead animals, animals died of themselves, I made that

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swine, that's pigs and idols

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when I was in Chennai,

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I went into a shop of one Muslim business value selling glasses want to buy some cloth to make a job.

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And when I looked under his counter, the counter was glass and I looked what was down you know, the he was also selling right? The class were enrolled

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up on the wall, etc. But the counter was glass and you could see a shelf where things were being sold, I looked down and I saw these Hindu idols.

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So I asked the brother, you know, I use them because I understood that when you do a Muslim store,

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you know, I said yes, he says, Allah so how are you selling these idols? I don't put these idols

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for sale etc. In those won't come and buy from my store.

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No, and we Muslims are minority, we're not the majority. So we want customers to come in our stores then we have to do.

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Very dangerous. The province I send them clearly said I have forbidden you the sale of idols. submitted haraam? No If ands and buts.

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Somebody asked the processor lamb at that time when he

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said that

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forbidden is the sale of wine carcasses, swine, and idols.

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Messenger of Allah,

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you know that the fact of carcasses is used for coating that is waterproofing the boats, and varnishing hides, and people use it, oil for lighting purposes,

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about XSL and we practice practice funded, saying, no,

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it is forbidden.

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And then he went on to say, male law, the Exalted, and the majestic, make war against the Jews. When he forbade them from using the fact of carcasses, they melted it down to oil, then sold it and made use of the money.

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So they were,

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it was related that when the process and I was informed

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about a woman in Makkah,

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prostituted herself and gave her earnings in charity.

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He said it was, it would have been better for her, not to prostitute herself, and not give anything in charity.

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So the ends don't justify the means.

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Actually, this argument is used by some extremist movements and groups. I remember back in 2003, when I was in the UAE, but some of bin Laden supporters secretly tried to recruit me and some of my students. At first, they claim that it was, that is the 911 was an eye for an eye.

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For the Muslim lives lost to an American, the American war machine

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was finally unleashed against Muslims during the Gulf wars.

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I clarified for them that an eye for an eye doesn't work that way. According to the Shetty.

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I explained that if somebody killed your mother,

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your sister and your brother, you can go out and kill his mother, his sister and his brother, it doesn't work like that. Yeah, your mother is equal to his mother, your sister, his sister, your brother, his brother. But when you apply the principle of eye for an eye, this is between yourself and the person.

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If he knocks out your eye, his eye can be removed, if he causes the loss of one of your limbs, or one of his equivalent limbs is removed, you know, this is the eye for the eye.

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So

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if

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murder took place, then in Islamic law, the death penalty is applied

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to him the one who committed the murder and not his family.

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Then

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they raised the argument

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that what if

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because

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of this 911

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caused so many people to come into Islam.

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And eventually Muslims were able to establish Islamic rule in the US

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wouldn't have the Twin Tower demolition and loss of innocent lives be a good thing.

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This was their final argument.

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Of course, I told them, but even if that did happen, the lives lost and the attack on the Twin Towers could not be justified. The ends cannot justify the means. Evil means only produce evil and even if there is some good mixed in.

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It is true that after 911 people entered Islam in America

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of watch like waves,

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people were calling up centers you know,

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Bush had already said you know, what happened has nothing to do with Islam or these people or whatever so he clarified for the nation

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these people you know Islam is not the terrorists religion now it is religion a good religion like all the religions

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so people were shocked

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when they when they said it was terrorist religion then that made all made sense. But now we'll we'll what is Islam then it's not a terrorist religion.

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So they started contacting Islamic centers all across America. Now of course, Muslims went to their, you know, associations, their their churches, their various, you know centers that drop and give talks and explain to the people about Islam and then the process 1000s and 1000s accepted Islam. So there was this wave that came, but we can't say that, you know, that now justified. The Twin Towers doesn't Twin Towers was an evil act.

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If Muslims did it, it definitely was an evil act, whatever it it, it. It wasn't evil act. The fact that

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people came into Islam in large numbers after and for years after that, two to three years after that people kept coming and coming and coming.

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The point is that that's just a law. I love him.

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So Rihanna, Robbie Alavi. That's all we can say that Allah is so great,

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that even in spite of the

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evil

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act, which was perpetrated,

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a lot took from its effects. Good for the oma. That's all Allah is allowed the

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the fourth and last principle

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which

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Bill mcpaul

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had proposed

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is to fear where there is a warning.

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The Divine Name, Alavi contains a subtle warning regarding those who do not apply the names implications relative to the Koran

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is applied by glorifying a lot of book.

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As you said, glorifying

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the Messiah did love

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all of the things associated with Islam, glorifying them is glorifying a lot.

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But glorifying them means, you know, treating them as they are meant to be treated, not just,

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you know, putting them on top of shelves and inventing a whole bunch of rules regarding them, the books and etc.

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So, it is applied by glorifying a log book, as it contains a loss define divine words. Know that glorifying his book doesn't mean inventing rites and rituals, which turn the book itself into an object of veneration and worship. As many Muslims have done. Leather cover put on it special is put on the highest shelf, it's kissed, put on one's head before opening it.

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Before open it after closing it close it because they put on the head again. If it's dropped in the ground, you have to pick it up and kiss it. And then we will tell you, you know you've put it in your lap Well to me, no, don't put it in your lap brother. Your lap is out of there. Don't put it in your lap. Or you put it on the ground. You're gonna make some suggested devour from Zambia, no Brother, don't put the Quran on the ground. You know, and some people even go as far as you know, to walk out of the masjid backwards. The grounds are kept in the front of the masjid in the shell. So you don't want to turn your back on the Quran. Don't give the Quran your back. So they walk out

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backwards outside of the masjid. People go to

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Incredible

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extremes

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creating rituals which Islam had nothing to do with.

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The true glorification of the final revealed scripture means using it to govern our Muslim world. It's guidance, a lot of calls, it couldn't clear

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guidance for those who fear

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and ultimately, guidance should be manifest in our governance.

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Allah made it the law for Muslims and those under Muslim rule. If we fail to do so, we are no different from those who came before us. And through the Scripture and the scriptures behind their backs. The law speaks about them in the Quran.

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For those who do not glorify the grind, as it deserves to be glorified according to laws Divine Name, Alavi a law has declared them to be corrupt, oppressive and possibly even disbelievers. from Allah Majid Furman lamea, who demands Allah Allah, for Allah aka human capital, where it does not govern by what Allah has revealed. I disbelievers oppressors and another verse and corrupted another verse.

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Verse 4440 547, of soar lyder

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scholars of the distant past and current president of different over the interpretation of these reverses. The state of disbelief mentioned is between literal disbelief in the fullest sense.

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That's major preferred portfolio

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which expels one who does it from the community of believers and the minor disbelief. Cofer doing a Cofer, or what is called coup for Amelie,

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which is an act of disbelief, considered to be a sin. But because a person does an act of disbelief, it doesn't make them a disbeliever. It depends ultimately on the intention of the ruler. If he rules according to manmade laws, believing that it's permissible to do so, denying a laws laws or believing that manmade laws are better than the laws laws.

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Such an individual as permitted, major

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which expelled him from the community of the faithful

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business rule roads interpretation is taken to refer to this date as for the ruler, overcome by his desires to make some ruling or rulings against the Sharia, while acknowledging that the Sharia is correct, is considered a sinner who made a mistake, which doesn't expel him from the community of believers. He said to a committed minor Cofer and this state is what in Abbas referred to when he said kufr buena Khufu

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when people brought this verse to him, wanting to declare

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Muslim leaders, disbelievers. He said this is not this belief, which you intend intent or alignment here is Kufa, doula Cofer is a lesser

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state of disbelief.

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So,

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as Muslims, we do owe it to ourselves

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to apply a laws law

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on ourselves, beginning with ourselves, because sometimes people get very worked up about making sure that the rulers rule by laws law, but as individuals in their own homes, they don't rule by laws law.

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And everybody is a shepherd responsible for his or her flock. So if we rule that flop,

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the father over the family, then and the house, etc. The woman over the children,

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the servant over his master his goods, we spoke about this before. They're all responsible

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and where they don't fulfill that responsibility. They're failing.

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To glorify Allah,

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we ask a lot to protect us from that state of disobedience, whether on the lowest level or the highest level. And we pray that the law brings Muslims back to the path of following the Quran, Sunnah, in all aspects of their lives,

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then a closed session now

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calling analyzing these names, all I lean, you are greater than anything we perceive

00:55:38--> 00:55:49

as great in this world. So remove the hurdles from our lives and replace them with straight roads paved with your pleasure.

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Yeah, I mean, we know that you are the all knowing and all wise, to help us to accept your decisions in our lives wholeheartedly. I mean, I mean,

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we're not meant to lie about a cat

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will now return

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to our third segment

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of the class,

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wherein

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we're looking at the

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questions and answers your questions. I'll try to provide answers

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in sha Allah.

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So our first question for the day,

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from Faisal Ali,

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can we praise Allah behind

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a rally or a Shia Imam?

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Well, scholars have differed on these matters. You know whether your saliva is valid, or not graying behind them. But if they are still considered Muslims,

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and

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you would praise a lot of janazah for them,

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then, technically, you can pray behind them.

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As somebody Zubair

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asks, Why is it that only few scholars like chef and Barney can classify? What is here as an ER life? Why is it that science is only known by a few scholars, actually is known by many.

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It's known by many, many, the science of Hadith classification is not

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secret,

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only known to a special few, not

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all the students I mean, for example, studying Medina, they all go through how these gasification how to do it,

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studying the ways of early scholars who did it,

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how to determine

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where when holidays contradict each other or appear to contradict each other.

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And so on and so forth.

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They have been exposed to it so it's not limited to share a little band.

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And even what Jake and Barney did

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was he just gathered

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together the authentic habits in his sin similar to a hadith Asahi, that was his major

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work

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in which he tried to gather all of the authentic candidates, indicating you know why they're rude, attentive, etc, etc.

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For those who had come after him,

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those have come after depend on

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the work that he's done some go back and check from the sources themselves to reconfirm or whatever,

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as he did, looking at the works, which was done before him. It didn't come with this from out of the blue from out of nowhere. He was basing his analyses on the scholars who came before him.

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So if you take the course and

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Solid Hadeeth

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an IOU International University, you will be taught how to authenticate addeth

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champs rock man, Suzie.

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We all need to clarify our Creed's for the processes required to be started from the elementary level, which will be followed with the help of parents. Please start an online school by the IOU. Is it possible? Well, we have plants actually I've had plants for many years

01:00:43--> 01:00:43

now.

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Well, let's say at least for the last six, seven years, I have tried.

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It's not been easy. But a breakthrough happened

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last year, or this year, late last year, early this year.

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And

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we are in the process of launching perhaps in September or next year, spring,

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online Islamic high school, high school and junior high that's grades nine to 12

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or eight jobs.

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Then we'll move down to the upper primary, lower primary and down to kindergarten, online Islamic school. This is the plan.

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We're working towards it step by step now under law, some of the necessary pieces have fallen in place that has made it possible

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for us to take concrete steps towards this end.

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You have anything from our students in Instagram? Can you make music such as rap or hip hop as a Muslim? Or do you qualify as one of the people that this believe?

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Well

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if you made rap

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Did you know rap songs, pop songs, etc.

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You're not going to be disbelieved.

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That's not correct. If you are using instruments which are forbidden if you are using words in your songs, which are haram corrupt etc. and their sins are new for those things. But it doesn't make you a disbeliever

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My advice is if you wanted to make it that you avoid musical instruments, you can use the voice to provide acapella backgrounds which you know help to fill in the gaps

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and give it a foundation.

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Perhaps more attractive to the IRS or whatever. But

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watching say should also be

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encouraging.

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beneficial, useful, the more guidance is in it the more the reward

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for those who listen to it.

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And for you who made it

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present Mohammed Mohammed. So guess it should be Mohammed

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on show all fasting should you fast consecutively or can you fast, fast in one day, then skip the second and faster third to finish fast and you can do any way you want. As long as you finish off six in show up. Personally, I'm doing straight six this year.

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Finished. Four already

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went into five and

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we did to finish it off

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within the time

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period of the first six days or for seven days.

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But if you want to do

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today, days a week, Mondays and Thursdays

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they did that each week. for three weeks. You got your six

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year old

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About the reward of

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fasting on Mondays and Thursdays,

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which is also another

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good deed, which we're encouraged to do by the prophet sallallahu sallam.

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Family, Ali, as

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what you said about blowing on water for the purpose of rookie is bigger. But check. Solomon legend said it's permissible, some Sahaba did it?

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Well, the bottom line is

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profit madrasahs didn't do it.

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Now, the action of a hobby is not taken, if it's authentically narrated, is not taken as evidence

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for an act

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unless it is supported by a number of other companions, because, you know, it was the practice of Abu huraira when he made wudu to wash his arm all the way up to his armpit. We're gonna say, Okay, let's go for it. Wash the armpits. wash your feet up to your knees.

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No, I mean, Agoura did it.

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But we don't take it as a rule as a general

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and profit analysis.

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Who is in the best position to do it? didn't do it.

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So

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my view,

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it shouldn't be done.

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Better not done.

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If you do it for yourself, individually, whatever. You know,

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I'm not saying that you've committed shirodkar akufo, or anything like that I just said is not in accordance with the sola

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from Instagram. Why do we cross that with people if they are not meant to be in our lives for long?

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Why do we cross paths with people

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in our lives?

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Who are not meant to be friends for a long?

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That's not meant not meant to be what?

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in our lives, they're not meant to be in our lives for long. Why do we cross paths and people? Well, law knows best. You know, he puts people in our way. He puts us in the way of other people. There's benefit that's taken, whether you can see it or not. is done for a reason. And we just trust that it's for the best even though we can't see any clear benefit.

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Said the calf is only in the mosque. But before eat somebody posted in your Facebook page to do a article in homes. Please look at this.

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That was news to me.

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We'll look into it to did that.

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Charla, if you can send the link,

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then it would make it a lot easier to track it down and

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make a correction for that and advise those working on the page

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to make sure that everything has been approved by me.

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Anything further from Instagram?

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Okay.

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Question.

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Is protesting permissible in Islam? Yes, it's permissible.

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As a general practice, peaceful protesting is permissible,

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where the government has permitted it. If the government that of the country you're in, has said that protesting is not permissible. It is illegal.

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breaks the law, then you shouldn't do it.

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You want to do it go to another country.

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That's your request, you are obliged to follow the laws of the country that you're in.

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So not just because of reasons such as free mixing, or women raising their voice, etc. But is the practice itself impermissible? No. As I said it's not.

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dollar dude asks,

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after starting cattle is L McCallum Islamic philosophy.

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This I will teach this no i does not teach, quote unquote, l. McCallum

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for L McCallum

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or the subject called Islamic philosophy. We don't teach.

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Though he was in the UK some masks, wait about oh masks, sorry. Masks wait about an hour and 10 minutes after sunset, to pray. Others wait a bit longer. When is the true Asia roughly

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how long between Asia and mother. This may vary from place to place. We can't

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give a set time because it's basically my Asia comes in. When the light has gone out of the sky redness is gone. And the sky has become dark and the stars now come out strongly. This is when Asia has

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entered

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anything more from Instagram.

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How to how to maintain a high level of a badass after Ramadan.

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We maintain a high level of a bother after Ramadan by doing our six days of shawal that's obviously going to help

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fasting Mondays and Thursdays the three days of the full moon

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on a regular basis

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praying

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farewell prayers

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and doing Voodoo

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with reflection

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praying

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regularly extra prayers

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badgered,

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re establishing it etc. There are so many things

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which can help us to keep our practice at a higher level after Ramadan. We asked him last month Allah

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to bless us to realize these

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righteous deeds which can benefit us in this manner and make us among those

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who please Him

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and we are pleased with him.

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barnacle alphacam the closing now

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subhanak Aloma we haven't bigger the shadow land and that's down firaga wanted to go like

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so that's why they call him what not to lie he got to be a man in the back