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Islamic Awareness (Radio Show) Part 1

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Bilal Philips

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah

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wa salatu wa salam O Allah subhana wa sallim ala alihi wa sahbihi maganda Magandang gabi began.

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Afternoon drama inside nanpu a new atoma Nora Malibu la Salaam Alaikum. May the peace and blessings of the Almighty God the video especially of course is wonderful Monday evening. And as usual, we welcome you to this Monday edition of our Islamic Awareness Program. This program is being brought to you live by the Islamic law Council of the Philippines every day from Monday to Friday, from 830 to 930. In the evening over the station.

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I would like to

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present to you already our other guest that we promise you. This is brother

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ambu. Amina see the villa Salaam Alaikum. Brother alaikum. Salaam.

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I think brother, our brothers and sisters who are listening out there are waiting for your arrival. And perhaps you can give us a good use about Islamic way of life? Or why is it for example, Islamic before we will interview you?

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Why is it Islam? One of the important? What is the benefit of Islam in our life? Why is it necessary for a man you know, to embrace Islam in his lifetime?

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Well, to sum it up, and that question is actually a huge question here which may take many hours to actually answer properly. But to sum it up, we could say that

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Islam is necessary because it is the true religion that God has ordained for mankind.

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And only those who realize this religion will attain salvation in this life and paradise index.

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And, by the way, brother Villa

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I was informed that

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you will not a Muslim before because you religion before

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I was born a Christian in a Christian family My father was Presbyterian and my mother Anglican.

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That was in in Jamaica and Central America, Central America.

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Mashallah, and then how did you come to Islam?

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Well, actually, I grew up in Canada. And

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to be quite truthful, I didn't really go from Christianity to Islam. Because when I was in college in Canada, I became a communist.

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Yes, I joined the Communist Party and was quite active with the Communist Party in the United States, as well as in Canada. And after working with the Communist Party for about four years, I came to the conclusion that the promises were not attainable. I mean, there are a lot of beautiful promises and communism promised. But these either went against human nature, where they were not really attainable practically. So I started to seek some other system that would provide practical goals which are attainable, and also which had a strong moral system. Because

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communism has no morals. The model of the communists is whatever is convenient. Whereas I felt somehow that there should be a moral system there. And so in my search after going through different religions,

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Buddhism and etc, I came to the teachings of Islam. And I was very impressed by it in order political economic level. And from that point I started studying religion in depth. And you know, after a period of study, I became Muslim.

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Mashallah, so in other words, it was through a study or search for them. That's the meaning of life. Yeah, not so much for a meaning of life for myself, it was for a political system, which would give a full life to every individual member of the society. You know, because in America, when you look at the structure of the system in America, what you see there is injustice. You know, a lot of people are are oppressed, you know, due to the system which exists. And this is why communism for a while was attractive.

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It was attractive to many young people. However,

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the answers, as you can see today, in the communist world, obviously, we're not sufficient, because the, you know, the most of the communist countries, Russia is now giving up communism, and here, they're even offering Lenin's body for sale. In

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other words, the system that they started now, in the beginning, it convinced many, many people. But in the end, they realized that it was not, you know, in this program of ours last few weeks, we have been discussing about Islam as a Islamic political system, which is the best alternative, especially for countries like ours, like Philippines, for example,

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whose

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identity or problems I saw, so diverse, so many problems are confronting this country,

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perhaps because we already failed to serve what was desired by the Almighty God, like the God for us. So hungry. So it was also in your, in your line of study that this thing happened.

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I mean, you realize Islam, for sure, the political system of Islam, what Islam has to offer, the political in terms of organizational society, you know, and providing for the welfare of the weaker members of society, as well as giving rights to those who

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argue their rights. And this is among the things which really attracted me that this type of system is quite just in its distribution, of wealth of society, as well as distribution of the rights of human beings to be fulfilled and to live a full life.

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How long have you know, after you become a Muslim? What have you done so far?

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Well, after becoming a Muslim and studying as much as I could in Canada, I became Muslim in Canada, I studied as much as I quit, I realized that to really get to the depths of the teachings of Islam, it was necessary to learn the Arabic language. So I applied

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Medina, Saudi Arabia, and was accepted there and did a two year course in deployment Arabic, and then a four year course in Islamic Studies. Following that, I did a master's in Islamic theology, presently finishing off a PhD also in theology.

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That is the reason why rather banal, we have in fact, read so many of your books already written. By the way we would like to inform our listening, brothers and sisters we have this program is live. So you can join us in this program, you can ask a question as usual, our telephone number here in this video is 6312647. And so you can call us anytime now and we can break away with our usual programming. Because we would like to take advantage with the presence of our learned brother Bilaal

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is the author of so many books already. And

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before we proceed further, I would like to inform you that you are listening for this program is nomic awareness being brought to you every day from Monday to Friday, this station.

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And of course, the time now is actually 15 minutes before nine o'clock in the evening, we will proceed with the first portion of our Islamic awareness program. Yes, brother Alhamdulillah. We are very happy that you come around. I think this is the second time you have come around here in the Philippines, to deliver some talks and speeches. Then my pleasure, you know, in Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, which is where I'm based presently.

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I have a lot of dealings with Filipinos giving lectures to Filipino organizations or in the hospitals as well.

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As in various camps and companies. And actually, in Saudi Arabia, we find that out of every 100 people who accept Islam monthly, about 70 to 75% of them are Filipinos. So I have quite a large group of brothers and sisters who have accepted Islam, who I also teach, you know, various teachings of Islam to come back, some of them have already come back to the Philippines and are active with your organization. But

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now,

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you're going to tour around with the non Muslim

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countries, especially in the Caribbean, or in America, or in this South and North America.

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What can you tell our listeners about the

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the coming economic consciousness of the people

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we can say in North America right now, particularly at states, there is a massive awareness developing.

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It has been building up for some time now people have been coming into this lab. And you know, over the last 20 years, a large number of people have come into Islam as the fastest growing religion, they're the numbers of Muslims, there are estimated as being relevant 6 million.

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Most of these are converts to Islam. And due to the presence also of American troops in the Gulf region, there has also been an added awareness because people, many people, for the first time were forced to try to find out what is this ground because they hear American troops are going over to fight on behalf of Muslims. So they want to know, well, who are Muslims? What is the status of that this caused a lot of people to do a lot of reading, a lot of talks, etc, you know, have gotten into this topic to find more time in America in general. Furthermore, for example, when I was in Saudi Arabia, during the crisis, and a lot of troops were stationed in the mom, which is about 400

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kilometers away from where I was based in Riyadh, a lot of the troops are processed through the center, in particular, an area called Cobra, I spent about a month and a half up there, with a number of other veterans from America and other countries, you know, trying to educate those troops that were there, there were 1000s

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of them, educate them to various cultural centers, about Islam. And in the course of that period of time, in the course of about two months, two or three months, over 5000 of them, embrace Islam, men and women.

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So in other words, this war between Iraq and Kuwait,

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and also the involvement of Saudi Arabia, and the coming of the American troops, had a positive effect on, you know, on the curiousness, of the people in about Islam, in America definitely had this as a positive effect in terms of their consciousness, you know, made them more aware or made them want to seek that understanding. And this is not to say that it was positive in terms of the damage that was done in these countries, the lives of philosophers of the terrible thing, but God, you know, works and as we say, in strange ways, you know, what you may consider to be something very painful, very harmful, you know, God may take out of that circumstance, you know, beautiful lessons

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may take out of it, you know, things which we have all kinds have to thank him for, because he knows really what is best for us. And we really don't know Hamdulillah, especially you know about these calamities, or war or calamities,

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seeing his brother

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that, you know, especially from our non Muslim brothers and sisters,

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nonetheless, I'm referring

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that these are the occult Satan, because that, for example, is or the ark of Satan,

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and the good things that happened to life that is God.

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Can you explain what is the Islamic context, on this particular point of view, everything which takes place is according to the will of God,

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whether it is good or whether it is evil, it is according to the will of God. God may allow something to happen, which is harmful to you. But ultimately, it is a result of your own actions. Whatever evil happens to you, as God says in the Quran, whatever he will befall of you is a result of your own actions, whatever good comes to you, this is from the grace of God. So,

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the evil that occurs the calamities etc. I mean, these are a result of evils which has taken place in various areas of our society.

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And when we look for example, in, in the country of Kuwait and Iraq, we can see that there are many transgressions, you know, against the laws of God there, and those evils which should be seldom is a result of these things. And similarly, in the Philippines, you know, was the natural disasters which have happened one right after another, these are signs of God to the people to wake up, to try to change the course of their lives take a better course in life, you know, because there is obviously a lot of corruption which has developed over the years in the society so much so as you know, there's a lot of stress being made now on you know, morality, morality back into education and these

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type of things, because the society recognizes that there is a generation of of immoral people are growing up as they are in America. And this leads to corruption, spread of diseases, etc, etc.

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I think we agree with you with that, because in Islam, it is one of the articles of faith that we, we

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we have to believe that whatever happens, it is by the will of the Almighty God.

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There is a call now over the phone and he would like to entertain this call.

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We'll see. There are

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the question. Hello.

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Yes, yeah.

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Maria.

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Yeah.

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You must mean

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that surely, of this so called original series. And of course, you also don't believe that, like Jesus Christ the Savior.

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as we please turn

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in your

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odd.

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Okay.

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Thank you.

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Okay. You're welcome.

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Pauline, I think Maria Boleyn?

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Brother.

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The question is,

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the color is from English and crystal said that

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we don't believe in original sin, and we don't believe also Jesus

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atone for our sins.

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So how can we behave in our seats? Well, for one, you know, our sister here, mentioned that, you know, we Christians, but in fact, the glistening crystal is not considered amongst the Christian sects by the mass of the Christian world, right, considered outside of Christianity, because they do not recognize Jesus has been the Son of God. So it's really, you know, they are closer listen to Christianity much closer to Islam, in the sense that they have, you know, accepted the idea that Jesus was, in fact, a prophet of God. But

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to sum up the idea of the original sin, we should understand, well, what is the Islamic position concerning it? We do believe, as it starts in the crime, that Adam and Eve did disobey God, and eight of the tree which they were forbidden to eat from. However, they turned back to God, when they realized the error, they turned back to God, and sought his forgiveness. they repented sincerely to God, and God accepted their repentance. So with the acceptance of their repentance, they were absolved of sin. And that is why it was no it is not an original sin in the sense that a sin has been handed down with each generation because what you meant by this was what is meant by original

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sin in Christianity, not that there was a first sin because we agreed that this was the first year I've met. So in Islam, we recognize the original sin of man. However, we do not believe that that sin has been handed down, generation after generation, each person being born in sin. Each person is born free of sin, and by whatever

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disobedience he he or she does to the laws of God, he or she now earns for himself or herself.

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So what they can do to get a 10 salvation is the same thing that Adam and Eve did. And that's the lessons from the the story of Adam and Eve, that we may turn back as individuals to God in sincere repentance, and we may be absolved of that sin. So what lessons teaches that salvation is within the grasp of every human being, a man or woman only has to turn sincerely back to God

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and ask God's forgiveness, and they will be absolved of the

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Since, yeah, so salvation is in the hands of every individual, he or she does not need an intermediary, like interest in Islam, there is no salvation to the Prophet Muhammad, may God's peace and blessings be upon him or through any of the prophets, or any priests or any intermediary, because men plays directly to God, God says in the Quran, you know, call on me, and I will answer you. In other words, the relationship between man and God is direct. Exactly, and the sin of another man cannot be arid, or serve by the outcome another man, truly Yeah. So, sister that is, I think, and how to how to remove the skin that we have omitted from time to time is to obey the commandments

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of God, to fulfill the Bada, Bada and from time to time, of course, every time you pray, perhaps,

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if this is succeeded, your prayers are affected by God,

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then what will happen to see in your scene will be, you know, obliterated by your good deeds. But what we're saying here is that if a person commits a sin, the person has to turn to God to seek forgiveness from God, repentance.

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But there are conditions for repentance. You know, one of those conditions is that the person must feel remorse, they must feel sad about what they did, because if they didn't feel sad about what they did, then they are not sincere in turning back to God and they will continue to do it. They are hypocrites in that, in fact, we do not believe for example, in formulas you know, like you say so many intervenors or you do this or you do that this is going to absolve you said no, you have to turn sincerely back to gain Yeah, okay, thank you brother me lol and there is no another color.

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Hello.

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Good evening, man.

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veggie

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veggie

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claim that invisible. Christian believes that Jesus Christ is bad.

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This is

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okay, I will answer your questions.

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Okay.

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Virgie user. Question is very simple brother. But I think we will have our ID first before you start.

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Coding to the Islamic Christian point of view.

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In the view of God is invisible. And

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in the Christian worldview is Jesus Christ. Okay.

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So what can we say about that? Which is the truth?

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Okay. Yes, we will continue now.

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The question is, how is that question? Well, it was concerning the view of Muslims, and the view of Christians concerning Jesus being God, yeah, whether Jesus was God himself or not? Well,

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Muslims believe that God, the Creator of the universe, is different from his creation.

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The Creator and creation are two different entities.

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God, the Creator does not become his creation. nor can the creation in any way, shape or form become God. The creation does not share the attributes of God, nor does God have the attributes of the creation. So

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this is, in fact, the belief which causes Muslims to reject the idea that Jesus could be God. And this is, in fact, the teachings of all of the prophets. All of the early prophets, when they talked about God, they talked about God as the creator of the universe completely distinct from men. And Jesus actually, in his own teaching, as caught in the gospels, has has made many statements which indicate that he and God were not one in the same.

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The father is greater than I, you know, and no one will call Me Lord, Lord will enter the enter Heaven, except the one who does the will of the Father who sent me. You know these clear distinctions between himself and God. But in any case, we do not believe as Muslims, that Jesus was God. And in fact, Jesus, even in the gospels, nowhere says that he is God. He always refers to himself as the Son of Man. However, there are wrestling

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In the Gospels by other people, the writers of the Gospels who will say, and the Son of God did this and the Son of God did that. However, Jesus whenever you refer to himself, throughout the Gospels refer to himself as the Son of Man. And that's what we believe.

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Okay, yeah. Thank you, brother.

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Maybe we can add some more of that afterwards. We'll entertain Firstly, scholar. Hello. Yes. Good evening. murgee.

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Grace, and Aguilar. Yes.

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Do you mostly believe in

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the Bible, when in fact, you don't believe in the authenticity of the Bible? produced by some contradiction in consistency in the Bible? Yes.

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Sister grace.

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Thank you very much.

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Okay.

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Yeah.

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Stefan, and everybody. Okay, thank you very much.

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Anyway, yes, that's a very good question, brother.

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Why do we believe in some portion of the Bible, and also

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still do not believe in being consistent again, in the, in the authenticity of the Bible?

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Well, first and foremost,

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Muslims believe

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that revelation was given to Jesus. Revelation was given to Moses and to all the other prophets.

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This revelation has been captured to some degree in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. However, in time, human beings have added and deleted they have changed many things in the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. And all we have to do is to compare different versions of the Bible. If we look at the King James Version of the Bible, the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, we will see many verses, which were deleted in the Revised Standard Version, which existed in the King James version, which the scholars themselves have admitted there, that this was due to interpretation, the things that have been added to the Bible, you know, by later scholars.

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In terms of the contradictions within the Bible, there are many, but before actually going into that I should point out then, that since I view is that there is some truth in the Bible, some of the revelation is there. What is true, we quote, and how do we know it is true? We know it is true, because it is confirmed by the Quran, which is the last revelation of God's demand, which has remained exactly as it was revealed over the last 1400 years, we don't have any versions of the class, you know, there's only one class, it has not changed over 1400 years, the verses have remained intact. So since this is a pure source of Revelation, when we look at the things in the

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Bible, those things which agree with the source, we recognize, and we will quote from those things, which was good against this, we recognize as being the works of men.

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For one to find contradiction in the Bible, for example, especially for Christians, it's best to look into the new customers, you will find contradictions, for example, in the genealogy of Jesus Christ Himself. You know, as it is mentioned, in two of the Gospels, if you look at the genealogy, you will find great discrepancies in both of them.

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For example, you may find in

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Matthew 2731, concerning who carried the cross, it stays there. And after that, they had mocked Him, they took the robe off him and put his own wingman on him. And they led him away, to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of firing Simon by name, him, they compelled to bear his cross. But if you look at the King James version of insect in the Gospel of john 14, were fine means said, raise up, let us go low, here at the trade, knees attend, and until 1916, because they said, they then delivered he,

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him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away. And he baring his cross, went for it into a place called the place of scope, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha

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where they crucified Him, and two other sightings on either side and Jesus in the midst. So we find for example, in john it says, Jesus Christ is cross whereas in Matthew, it says, Simon was compelled to carry the cross. And there are many others such as

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contradictions that can be found throughout the Gospels as well as in the Old Testament. Yes, there are really many, for example, also in the Old Testament, for example, in Genesis, Genesis one verse 26. mile a mentioned here man,

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made in the image of God. Whereas in Psalms 89, verse six, it says, God cannot be compared.

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Also, in some will train before verse 20, verse 16,

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mentioned here, God repented, he got written

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by the numbers 23, verse 19, it mentions God is not a mind that he should die nor a fan of mine that he should return.

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Now, yes, there will be that. Furthermore, if we look in farewell to

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24 verse one, it says, and again, the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go number Israel and Judah. Whereas in first Chronicles 21, verse one, it says, and Satan stood up against Israel and provoked David to number Israel. So in one verse, it is the Lord who provokes and in another verse to Satan provokes.

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That is great. Just to give you a sister grace, one particular instance, for example, Noah, in all of them are in Genesis.

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Think about

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Noah in Genesis five, verse 32, it says, Noah, was 500 years old. Okay. But in Genesis six, verse three, it says, Noah, 120 years old, Shirley, Shirley, 120 years.

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In Genesis nine, verse 29, it mentions here, no, I'll leave for another in other 950 years.

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And then, finally, in one verse, and this is

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in Genesis seven, verse six, it says, Noah was 600 years old, when the flood of water came up, and do you see what happened to this thing? There are so many things about Noah, and we cannot reconcile anymore, which is which, but anyway, all these are already clarified in the Holy Quran. And that is why better, you know, take notes on the Holy Quran is for all human beings, not only for the Muslims, for all of us. Anyway, there is another phone call now. Hello?

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Yes.

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Yes, yeah.

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Hello,

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brother is dead. Why is it that our priests

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and as Mary

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is really ordained by Jesus,

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yourself as a Christian man during that time? Well, the very fact that the majority of Christians today who are not Catholics, or that the church leaders can marry this is showing that even within Christian dome, there is a difference of opinion it is only the Christians it's the Catholics who insist that the priests cannot marry. And in fact, this is something which Jesus himself did not command his companions to do. And in Islam, this is something which is prohibited for one to deny Himself to say he will not marry this is something which is not allowed, unless he has some kind of disease when he's going to harm people or something like this. Otherwise, if he's perfectly healthy,

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then he should marry As matter of fact, Islam teaches that marriage is half of one's religion, he has fulfilled half of one's religion, in order that you should fear God and the other half the religion. So to deny people the right to marry. What this does instead is produce deviation. This is why we read a so many reports of priests either committing homosexual acts against their children in Canada, last year they cut across the country. There were over five different cases where they caught priests who had been involved in homosexual acts with young children. And also we have cases of, you know, priests having adulterous or we can say fornication, relationships with women because

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you

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Other natural desires, it's either going to come out in some wrong, you know, illegal fashion as in adultery or fornication, or it's going to come out in a deviant fashion, as in homosexuality, etc, which is, you know, destructive for the society. In other words, it is the result of going against the law of nature, the law of God's love God, which is what we call the law of tension. Yeah, it's actually

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the Divine Law, we were created with, with with a desire to have sexual relations to produce children, and all sorts of find in it, as God says, in a certain state of tranquility, the state of tranquility, which men gains, and woman gains from that physical, spiritual union is not the reason also I rather realize

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that in Islam, he, you know, a relationship between man and wife.

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relationship between mom and wife is also considered part of the faith or partially Baba, in Islam. This is definitely the case the Prophet, Muhammad may god this investment, your partner that stated that, you know, a person is rewarded, when a person has sexual relations with his wife, you know, both of them are rewarded. And even his companions were surprised how could that be, as he said, if they had had those sexual relations with other than the wives or other than the husband, then they would have committed. So if that is the case, then when they do it, according to the law of God, they are rewarded. And we even have a particular prayer that we make remembering God and sickness,

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protection from Satan, before we have sexual relations, according to the teachings of Islam. Thank you very much for that. I do. That's clear enough. Reza, no, we move on, again to another question here on the air. Hello.

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African

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men hate the equal rights movement

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on

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that issue, about

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the truth of the equality between men and women?

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Yeah, okay, we'll ask the law.

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For the question.

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Sure, the issue of equality, you know, which is an issue which is now very popular, especially in the West, you know, with women's liberation. And, you know, this this whole movement,

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Islam had given certain rights to women, which are only now being, you know, given to them, in terms of

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their economic rights. For example, you know, 1400 years ago, a woman would inherit, defined that she would inherit from her father or husband, etc. Where in America, for example, it's only in recent times in the 20th century, that women were given the right to inherit to own property. For example, when a woman marries a man, she doesn't change her name. This is a common practice amongst Christians that when a woman buys if the man's name is john smith, and he married Jane Doe, and her name becomes Jane Smith. But actually, this is a leftover from Roman times. And the Roman law was that the woman was the property of the man. So you know, as he would name his house after himself,

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he would name his woman after himself and his animal, etc, etc. Whereas Islam looks at the woman as being a separate entity with her own rights in and of herself. So she keeps her own name, and she doesn't change her name, you know, over to that of the men, because the name indicates the genealogy the family from which she comes, you know, by blood.

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However,

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you know, having said that, that Islam recognizes these rights of women, etc. And it requires them them in terms of worship, what it requires of the man, the woman has to pray five times a day, as the man does, she has to fast, you know, 30 days, the month of Ramadan, the man does you have to give compulsory charity to the poor as the man does, if she has wealth, etc. These things are all. There's equality there before God. However, in the functioning of the family.

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Islam recognizes the man as the head of the family.

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It recognizes that every unit has to have a hand.

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And it can't be to all the countries we have in the world. They have one president.

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He's the one who has the final say it has to be one. It doesn't work with two, because there's two if you have two and they disagree, you have a problem. Yeah. So there has to be one thing with the final decision and that position.

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Because God has in fact made men in a position which is superior to women, in the sense that they are defined

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As the protectors, the maintainers of women is their duty they are to protect and to look after women, because God has made them stronger

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and more influential. And this is why they rule the countries, in most countries, when when men become emasculated, this is when they now put women as their rulers.

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This is an indication of the masturbation of the men, men are not fulfilling their role in society. In other words, brother,

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in a god defined law, in the law, God absolutely is a set forth, even the administration of the family, as to the desire of mind of God, as to who should, who among the members of the family should be the head of the family, and who should protect the other one and who should be cared insofar as scaling on families concerned. So Islam looks at men and women as not being equal in this physical world.

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But their differences are complimentary, that's contradictory, that will put them you know, struggling and fighting against each other, but there are differences, which make them a good unit when they come together. In other words, also in reality, they are equal in the sense that, you know, for example,

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the other one is inferior over another. And so what you should give him is, must be the inferior duties and responsibilities, that was mine being

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the superior quality instrument, and there have been some other matters. That is why man is given either responsibility than women. In reality, in society, no two people are equal. God has not made any two individuals equal. And this is what he says in the Quran, he has created some of you above others, his favorite song over others, among the men, there are men who are stronger, better looking, you know, more able to, to lead, etc, which makes them superior to other men. But this difference is this aspect of superiority, they're not something that we boast about, this is something given by God. And this, what this does is that it gives them more responsibility, because

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the more abilities God gives you, the more responsibilities you have to the rest of society. And so there is superiority. And, and as we recognize it amongst men, in terms of men and women, there is they also exist, but it's just that there are responsibilities which come along with it. And it's not something that It then goes about,

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better than you are, I'm greater than you, I have more responsibilities in terms of looking at the families in terms of protecting the family, but you also have responsibilities in terms of looking after the children, you know, in terms of providing, you know, within the home, etc, etc. Thank you, brother, for that is very clear. Because all these things that we have, that we like the power, for example, our size, our strength, our power, political, will, political

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advantage, these are all from God that we should dispense with in accordance with the commandments of God. Okay, let's have the we will entertain now another caller. Hello.

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I'd like to add,

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like decreasing isn't a really Christian, believing in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and thanks for the mention

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of the person who says that you know, I mean the religion

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that means, he said it in so many instances

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that feminists have found that the Comforter theory

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that means basically believing in the coming of another

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point of view and

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if they are really truly think they should be following the teachings

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Yeah, thank you very much for that.

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serve as the mother is rather silly said that.

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point that you would like to bring is that in the Bible itself,

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teaching the religion of Jesus Christ did not end

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with Roger Bilal actually said that

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point that he would like to bring is that in the Bible itself, teaching the religion of Jesus Christ did not end only with Jesus Christ. There are also some verses, for example, in John's extend that after him another one will come, and that is the conservator.

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What can you say about that? Well,

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without even going to the verses of the Bible, because in the case of the Comforter, this is a issue of, of interpretation, because we may interpret that, as being Prophet Muhammad, peace, be upon him who has to come. Whereas other people have interpreted that as being the Holy Spirit, the Christians, they have their own interpretation. But without going into that, if we just look at actually the way of Jesus, to determine who in fact is following the way of Jesus,

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we will find that Muslims are the ones who most closely follow him.

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In that Jesus, for example, did not eat.

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Don't eat pork, but most people call themselves Christians today.

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Jesus is described in the New Testament as falling down on its face in prayer.

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This is the way also Moses and Aaron were described in the Old Testament, as well as David and others of the processes described as falling down in the face in prayer. Only Muslims fall on the face of prayer. You know, are there so many things

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which Jesus did, which Jesus taught, which most of the Christians today are not following? They're not there, in fact, following the teachings of Paul, the interpretation of Paul and not the way of Jesus, and it's because they have left the way of Jesus. This is why now they're so far away. And so they call themselves Christians. They're really Polian followers of Paul.

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I think that's very clear. What I began to

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see

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time for us but we promise you inshallah, tomorrow brother will be here again. Raja

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Okay, welcome to the first portion of our Islamic awareness program they have so we would like to ask our brother Felix, Salaam Alaikum. Brother Eli alaikum, salaam, October cattle. It was a very nice discussion we had last night. It was really great. And he has learned especially those calls that we are not able to know we lack time, you know, because there were so many calls and a lot of time to answer them. Yeah, it's really great to hear

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have such a positive response from the listening audience. And we hope that you know, as the day's progressed, that more

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attempts to contact us and to express their people's reactions or give us some more feedback in terms of what we're doing, you know, will increase. inshallah. Brother Delilah, maybe you can give us some things, especially most of the things that were asked last night, and maybe we can give highlights about that for tonight.

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Well,

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actually, what I'd like to point out tonight, just in keeping with

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exploration, explaining some aspects of Islam, as we move along from program to program, is that

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the laws of Islam, you know, something, which tends to scare a lot of people away, they feel, you know, there's so many laws, you know, don't do this, do that don't do this, you know, you'll have to do that also tend to look at Islam as being you know, so a complex

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set of laws, that it makes life very difficult for the individual. But in fact, the legal system of Islam, you know, where things are defined, clearly, it makes life very simple for believer, because his life is plotted out in front of him, he has not faced with the confusion of having tried to decide, you know, should I do this, or should I not do this, you know, and if he's feeling one way, today, he'll decide to do it in his feeling another way, tomorrow, he will decide not to do it. So he's not, he's really blue being blown in the wind according to his desires, or according to the circumstances. Whereas for the believer, he, by following the laws of God, he has a course charted

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for him, you know, he has a clear path, he's, he's really, you know, in tune with what is happening around him, and then he's able to move, you know, for myself, you know, becoming a Muslim, it was like coming out of darkness into light, yeah, you know, our knife was was was put in the proper perspective, you know, I was able to handle decisions I had to make, you know, to move ahead, you know, very solidly and firmly in other words, you did not feel that by becoming a Muslim, you will be having a limited movements and limiting all your, your wants and likes. In fact, there is limitation, but the limitation is our, you know, limitations are there in the things which are

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harmful. Yeah, you see, the point is that Islam, it doesn't deny any of men's emotional, or, you know, spiritual or physical needs. What it does, is it channels it, yeah, it doesn't allow it to just, you know, just run free, because, once we become dangerous harmful to society. So, what it does is it channels it within a particular spectrum, which is helpful and progressive, which is which helps us the individual as well as the society. So for example, when, when I learned that Islam prohibited me from drinking alcohol, I drank alcohol before and you know, I enjoyed it, you know, but at the same time, I could remember, you know, what happens when you drink alcohol to

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myself to my friends, or people who got killed in car accidents, drinking of alcohol, etc. It was obvious to me that alcohol was something which is harmful to society and so giving it up was no problem.

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So, yeah, I recall also that verse in the Holy Quran, brother, Allah, when Allah subhanaw taala says that anything that is forbidden for you, it will be higher, if that if the harmful for you. In other words, what is prohibited is for your own good.

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Only the only thing is that our human mind or limited mind, a small mind that we have, cannot comprehend.

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Immediately grasp the idea of that provision, that Allah subhanaw taala as I recall, also the problem.

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The night before last, there was a question

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which really Lapidus asking, answering, for example, that one is says, you know, user that religion, Islam, religion is simple religion, but you're praying five times a day, whereas we Christians

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will pray only once a week. So in their own perspective, from the point of view, they think that it is simply us to become Christian, no, no, no, no man's prayer to do.

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Well, of course, you know, if you go according to numbers, one seems to involve more numbers than the other. But if we look at what the goal of prayer is, the remembrance of God, it is much easier to remember God if you pray five times a day then if you pray only once a week. So by praying five times a day, it has made your life simpler, in the sense of fulfilling the purpose of your creation, which is a worshiping God, right. So this is where the simplicity comes.

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This is where the East come is not necessarily a question of numbers because for example, we fast in Ramadan, also we fast the Oman, one could say, look, the difficulty that we as Catholics we have lately over the past few days, and when we fast, we just give up some few things, but we can eat other things. Whereas when you fast, you have to give up everything. No, no, no drink, no food, you know, from dawn to sunset, you know, all those big days, we'll have to do that.

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It seems harsher. But at the same time, what it does is, it gives the individual a greater sense of control over his desires, you know, which are controlled by the fasting. So it makes life simpler for him, makes his life easier, because he's had the training doesn't get, you know, thrown out of shape, you know, anytime you desire

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for food, or for sex, or for whatever, he's, he's got that under control, because the fasting has given him that self control. I think one of us because our brother in law is also about the, the form the form of the deity or God, the Muslim believe how simple it is, when we say God is only one God.

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Some some people in some other religion, for example, they tend to believe in many other forms, and maybe also one but in reality, there are many other forms. I think, that is one aspect why a Muslim claim that it is a simple religion, or an Islam is a simple religion, definitely the concept of the oneness of God. I mean, in its purest form, this is what God wants for men, because it is, it is our confusion. When God has such religion for men, he hasn't said something which will make his life difficult, how to understand this, you know, how to comprehend it, how to apply it is given him something which is, which is practical, and the truth is clear. The truth is simple. The truth does

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not require mental gymnastics, you know, like, where you have to work out that one plus one plus one equals one, this is mental gymnastics. This is not real, you know, it goes against human nature. Whereas, you know, Islam is very clear, God is one, he has no manifestations he doesn't become, you know, his creation, these type of things, you know, and that is the truth is that true religion maintains that simplicity in its in its fundamental principles, it can be grasped by anyone, anywhere.

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so wonderful. So, that is the hospital, one that attracted you to Islam?

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Well, to tell you the truth that I was not attracted to Islam, from the theology of Islam, no, I mentioned that earlier, that I was attracted more from a political point of view, because remember, I told you,

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I was a Christian, born and raised, but then I became a communist when I went to college. So I was attracted to Islam. Because Islam had a system, a political, economic social system, which appeared to me to be perfect, you had the best of what communism had to offer, and at the best of what, you know, capitalism had to offer without the excesses found in both of them. So I was attracted fundamentally from that system. Later on, after I read more and reflected essentially, then the concepts of God and this little came across to me and the simplicity of the Islamic concept of the oneness of God, you know, had its own particular attraction.

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That's very wonderful here in Philippines, but there are

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there are super, very reactions of our non Muslim brothers and sisters, some come to Islam. Also in along the course, I'm also come to Islam, by means of, you know, the deity or the form of belief, or some kind of Islam because of us being Muslim.

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Or some come because they want to get married.

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And, you know, one time I think, two years ago, we had a visionary in our program. This brother, I don't know, maybe he's listening now.

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He was legit a Muslim, but he started fasting when he started the first pass.

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And then after the fasting, he came to us and say, maybe I should know.

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Well, anyway, rather, there is a phone call, I think now and we will try to entertain this.

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Hello, yes.

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Hello.

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Good evening. How are you?

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Any questions? Is there

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something new my probation as a senior after I embrace Islam?

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Yes, that is a question. May I ask our brother?

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phone on the app? Thank you.

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Okay.

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Okay.

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The questioner asked whether it is allowed

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To continue the professional singer, you know, after

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she was a senior by profession, and then she found Islam. Well,

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I will say from my own experience, you know,

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Islam

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primarily does not prohibit singing per se.

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Singing is not permitted in Islam. However, as we mentioned, there are certain boundaries or certain limits that are set in terms of how one may express oneself to song. And what one will find is that the normal mode of expression in the society today is a corrupt mode. And myself, I was a singer and musician, I used to play

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professional music

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in Canada on the path to becoming Muslim, I continue to do so however, I found myself in a situation where everybody else in the band was, you know, smoking up marijuana and food people, I'm praying for their, you know, getting drunk, and you know, it was a very corrupt atmosphere, I could feel it, it just wasn't right. No, I wasn't doing these things, I thought I shouldn't be there. So, you know, what happens is that when one comes into Islam, no one is seeking God. And what one finds is that the more that one, you know, turns to the Quran, the reading of the Quran and so on. So, the need or the desire to be involved in these particular other arts, which have become corrupted in the society

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today, you know, decrease? Yeah. So, we will say that a person could continue, but they would find themselves very uncomfortable in you know, but there are channels where they could continue with with the acceptable islamically, which would be beneficial. And, you know, these channels can be sought out by anybody who would like to continue such a skill that, you know, God has given us humbly that this is a very, very comprehensive answer, rather, because, here, there are so many elements,

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or some learned brother also from other countries, but they don't explain, clearly they just wouldn't

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know.

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And so somebody asked, from the DOJ said, why is it that when we are singing the takbeer, and other other senior,

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bracing, bracing guy does this or music? Anyway,

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thank you for that. Nice answer. And I think there are so many questions now.

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Yes.

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You please read the whole circumstances that lead you to join Islam?

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Whether, whether,

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oh, he mentioned this already last night a way maybe you just listen, tonight, we asked him to Okay.

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Thank you for that.

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Well, you know, as

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I mentioned, this has sort of been discussed previously. But, you know, just to recap it, you know, briefly, you could say that,

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after having become a communist Laos in college, because of a personal desire to want to change society, and then I became a communist because I could see the oppression and injustice is existed in North American society. And I wanted to be a part of the process of changing that. And I didn't find it in Christianity, and he has to because because he was saying, turn the other cheek, know the oppressor oppressed, as you give him the other cheek to rescue someone, you know, as communism was saying, No, you have to fight against oppression, you know, and establish justice and for instance, I was attracted to so I became a communist. However, after working with the communist parties in

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Canada, and United States for some four years, I came to realize that, you know, much of what communism called to was, it was against human nature, it was impractical, and that the system, in fact, it didn't change the individuals who were professing it, you know, these individuals were the heads of the Communist Party and involved with the Congress Party, I saw them living very corrupt lives. And so I thought to myself, wow, if these people became, you know, the heads of the society, I mean, they were just to carry on the corruption, maybe they will be worse than the capitalists that are here. And in fact, this is what we have seen in the communist countries today. So, this

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caused me to start to seek some other avenue, especially an avenue which offered a strong moral system, as well as, you know, the, the struggle for justice and equality etc, you know, being firmly embedded in it. And after going through Buddhism, and, you know, a number of other isms, you know, which all seem to be outerworld

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You know,

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somebody's become a monk or

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yourself from reality. You know, I stumbled across Islam. And from a political point of view, as I said, I read a book called Islam the misunderstood religion. You know, his brother Anwar mentioned, you know,

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this book gave a nice comparison, you know, on a political level, between Islam, socialism, communism, and capitalism. This really touched me and caused me to read and study. And from there, then I started to read and study more about Islam itself. And after having

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been convinced, personally that I decided to become a Muslim. Thank you, brother below for that. And

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that's really wonderful. Before we answer this program, I would like to I mean, this question arises for me all, the timeout is actually seven minutes before nine o'clock in the evening.

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Okay, I would like to inform you on sort of via your listening to this program, Islamic awareness. This is being brought to you every night, but Islamic law Council of the Philippines from 830 to 930, in the rain, these problems live. So you can join us in this program by calling telephone number 6312647. Okay. Hello, hello.

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Hello, Hola, como, La Casa La.

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Abdullah, Liam, in a question whether

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breeding indicates that we're standing

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in the wrong

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pocket?

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Yeah, thank you very much.

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The question is,

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can he use a custody solution?

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And who are the people that are entitled to this?

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Well, the difference are, we call heads of expenditure for the car clearly defined in the plan. And

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they include the, the indigent, the poor, the needy,

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those who are in debt, you know, people who may be one over to Islam, those who are prisoners of war people who are enslaved, etc, all these categories are there. And it is understood that these categories apply first and foremost to Muslims. And then if there are no Muslims to be freed in this category or to be you know, helps in these categories, then one may go on to non Muslims. I mean, this is following the principle that, you know, you have to, you know, help those who are nearest to you before you go to help those who are, you know, outside of you like if you have somebody starving in your own home, for you to go in, and go and, you know, help somebody else starving outside of

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your home is nonsensical, you have to start with those who are within your own family. So Islam, you know, insists that one who is to give the guy should give the car to needy Muslims first and foremost, and if there are only the Muslims there, then they may go and give the car to non Muslims also. But the category of those people who for example, have shown an interest in Islam who are non Muslim, they may be held directly even if they're also needing Muslim.

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Also, I would like to take again, this opportunity to announce that our brother Bill is invited by digital survey study tomorrow, at two o'clock in the morning, rather in the afternoon. At the Citadel Islamic Studies up demand is the same they would like to know zozo as he will be lecturing from 10 to 12. In the ibcp, office, room for two for everybody busy building admin, you will be lecturing the whole day, you will be very busy. From now on up to the time he will depart from this

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Muslim dancer up nagaraja karate University, You are hereby invited to attend to the lecture. Okay, okay.

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Don't go away, you might also answer some questions. Anyway.

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Hello.

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We

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are going what is the difference between

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Okay, thank you very much.

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What is the difference between Zakat and sadaqah? Brother, may I ask you again to be on the go first before we answer that

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Question of sanaka. Let's get justice, the first question that was given. And I think, what was that first one first question was why are Muslim men allowed to marry up to four women?

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And the answer is basically, that this is the system that God has ordained for man. That man is by nature, polygamous.

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Islam did not bring polygamy, it did not introduce polygamy to be the way for Muslim men. The polygamy that is a man having more than one wife has been something

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from

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throughout the ages, the early Christians, the Jews, the other nations, people here before Christianity or Islam came here, practice polygamy, this is the way of mankind everywhere, virtually raise you places you found historically, when polygamy was not practiced. And the reason why it is practiced, because of the fact that God has created men in a particular fashion. He has created a preponderance of women in human society for a variety of reasons. One we know right here in the Philippines, they say the, the percentage of women demand is something like five to one. So if one is to say that a man may only marry one woman, that only one woman may marry that man, the other

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four women are now relegated to a life of either being a mistress or girlfriend or a prostitute or something to fulfill her natural desires. So Islam recognizes this preponderance of women as a reality, but it has limited it in the sense that, you know, a man's relationship with more than one woman should be according to law. So if a man has a another woman, That woman is, in fact, his wife, and she has the same rights as his first wife, and the children are his children, that they will inherit all the different things that happen for the first one happens for the second, third and fourth. So it some takes into account this reality that there is this preponderance of women, and

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the preponderance of women is due basically to a number of biological as well as sociological factors. We have from the biological side, it has been medically shown statistically that, you know, in the case of childbirth, children dying, in throw during the process of birth, male children die, more so than female children, we also find that women live longer than men of the of the, if you go around the world and took a survey of the people who are eight years old, you'll find that 75% of them are women, this is just a reality. Then we have sociological factors, in that men are the ones mostly who die in the wars or continuing wars going on. And the vast majority of people die in these

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wars and men. And then we have further sociological factors, day to day factors in that, when we read about the crimes, which are committed daily, where somebody murdered here and murdered their, you know, in Manila, or caught about two or wherever, with a man killing another man is on rare occasion that a woman is killed. So men are committing violence against each other on a daily basis, they committed during wars, they don't live with violence, women, they die more frequently during birth. And this is all led to a preponderance of women, you know, wherever you go in the world, with very few exceptions. And as such, the principle of polygamy is there to take into account this

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natural

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system which exists within which affects all human societies around the world.

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So in other words, brother via VLAN, he is not perhaps

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our answer may not be sufficient, you know, for to answer why polygamy is allowed by God.

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The best to answer is Allah subhanaw, taala. Hidden reasons, all of this, and what we are discovering now, is our scientific findings why it is? So?

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Yeah, if we're looking to say, Why did God I mean, we, we look into society, and we can see, we can understand without saying that these are the only reasons so there will be naturally a variety of other reasons, too, that we may discover at later points in time. But the reality is that, you know, even the so called polygamous Christians, for example, here and in Philippines, they in fact, practice polygamy. Also, the vast majority of them have got girlfriends and, you know, so but what happens is that the, the prohibition of polygamy here is, isn't to the advantage of the male and not the female, although most women think that it's against, you know, it's not in their favorites.

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polygamy is not in their favor, you know, in fact, it is in their favor because

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If a woman has another woman, he is responsible for that woman, whereas if a man has a mistress, he is not responsible for the mystery. So the mystery is that women will lose out, also her child will lose

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responsibility. So it is to the benefit of both, you know, the woman as well as the children, that, you know, polygamy be instituted in human society, but that it has to fall according to certain rules. And one of the foundational, you know, principles in polygamy in Islam, that justice has to be there, but a man must treat, you know, both of his wives or all of his wives, just he must treat them justly, you know, he must not be unjust in his dealings with them, whether economic, you know, or social, etc.

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Then hubzu, will give more justice to this question of polygamy. This is a very long, you know, long topic, and we can discuss this again, starting tomorrow. And we will answer the second question,

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because, actually, Islam was the one who started polygamy. It has been there, before Prophet Muhammad was born before Islam was being taught for mankind.

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Before we continue the other one, because this one is already ready, we will

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continue answering the other questions later on.

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Now, I'd like to know how significant is number seven, in terms of his Islamic knowledge, like how to or the seventh Guy 70 707 goes to hell?

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The revelation

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book to come there.

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Number seven.

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So I think you hear that?

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Well, one general principle that we have in Islam is that numerology has no place,

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whether it is 19, or seven, or eight, or two, six, or whatever, these have no particular significance, the fact that there are seven heavens and seven Earth's, you know, there are seven days in the week, you know, these are the seven is

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the opening chapter, the crown has seven verses, these cannot be now brought together for people to now interpret is to have some other meanings that since these are seven, and seven, now becomes some sort of a magical number. And whenever seven comes up, we know it is good, you know, and if it doesn't come up, we know it is bad. We don't have any of this, this is this is superstition. And this is what we call numerology. And it is not allowed in Islam is prohibited. And we have a very, you know, well known case of one individual by the name of Rashad Khalifa, who started with this 19, which he indeed showed how it was occurred many times in the crime. And then he started to claim

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that it was him miraculous number of the crime. And then from there, he exclaimed that from the 19, he was able to discover the actual date of yom Okayama, the day of judgment. And then from there, he went on to claim that, you know, the, all the traditions of the prophets were false, and that he was himself a prophet. And, you know, this is what these kinds of claims end up leading towards, you know, it opens the door for people to make, you know, very wild interpretations, you know, which are not in keeping with the, the teachings of Islam. So Islam prohibits numerology, and it's related the pseudo sciences.

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And that's very clear, I think.

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And it will otherwise it will become a, as you mentioned, this kind of superstitious belief. Well, we have only one more minute with the question about whether they were breached already during this time.

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As I think we already know in Jesus, in Jesus's time, remember now Jesus himself was a Jew. Yeah.

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And the Jews had a particular religious, you know, hierarchy. And among them, they had rabbis, and the rabbis were allowed to marry. It was a tradition of rabbis to marry my rabbis practice polygamy, well known in that time, you know, and this is why anybody who studies the early history of the church, or the earliest years of Christianity, they know that that first 100 year period the Christians of that time were called Judeo Christians in

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That they follow the same practices as the Jews did, you know, with very slight variation, you know, and it wasn't until the persecution of the Jews began that it became necessary for them to identify themselves as being distinctly different from the Jews to escape Roman persecution. So we could say, you know, quite authoritatively, that there were no priests, that meaning people who were celebrated in the time of Jesus, it was something which was added on to the religious practices of Roman Catholicism, you know, at a later period of time, perhaps as

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senator has intimated. Yes. Thank you very much, Roger Villarreal. And for your information, there is a question now being on the air. I mean, on the telephone, we cannot answer them. This is not polygamy. And we'll discuss more about this tomorrow evening. So join us again in this program tomorrow, every night thereafter. And I think it's high time for us to say goodbye. Yes, the time is up again. And thank you very much for listening to our Sonic awareness program. This is your brother in Islam with the Russian businessman getting your Salam Alaikum.

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