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Solution to the Crisis Faced by Muslim Youth

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Bilal Philips

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Episode Notes

Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) was shown to the youth to be the future of the ummah because of the knowledge which he had gained from being with Prophet (pbuh) and the senior Sahaba. However, the Muslim youth of our times are in a state of crisis the world over. We find our youth caught up in destructive movements like Boko Haram, ISIS, Taliban,etc: groups who are distorting the image of Islam and taking a path against that of our Prophet (pbuh). So how do we deal with this crisis? How can the youth be guided towards the right image of Islam? Listen to this lecture to find out.

Episode Transcript

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Salatu was Salam

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ala and he was happy

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indeed operate due to a loss of

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profit

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and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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The Muslim youth

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of our times

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are in a state of crisis

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not only here in Malawi,

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but across

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the Muslim Ummah

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from

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Ghana, in South America,

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Muslim youth,

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Muslim youth

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who were supposed to be the future of the Ummah

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and the title of Prophet Mohammed Samadhi was

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the youth shall war in the midst of the elders from among the Sahaba

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some of the big names that we hear

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scholars

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of that generation people like Norma

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were youngsters, with the problem

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of blindness, pick

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up the lightning fast and fit in and especially in tafsir

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tafsir.

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So much so that,

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on one occasion no matter

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as the Khalifa,

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sitting with the senior Sahaba

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insisted that of the live in bass sit amongst them.

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And

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they grumble. Why was this young

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teenager sitting amongst us elders?

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He asked them

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a question concerning

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one of the students

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in terms of what they took and understood from it.

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The Sahaba, the leading Sahaba did they understand from it

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somewhere, silence because they felt

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was about to make an example of them.

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And others

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based on their knowledge,

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the obvious meanings of this world.

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And He

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then asked,

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what was the significance of this surah.

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And if

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the surah was a lot informing the prophets, a lot of the sudden them that his time had gone.

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And his mission had reached its completion

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was near

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and

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then a firm saying,

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that is what I'm

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so delighted when a boss

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was showing of the youth in spite them It used to be

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the future of the mind

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because of the knowledge

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She had gained

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from Summa laude

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from being with him being among the senior Sahaba, etc. and South there are others like him who have a major impact on what we know as Islam today.

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However, in our time,

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what we find

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Are you

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caught up in movements,

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destructive movements, like Boko Haram

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ISIS

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Bhagavan,

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southern Philippines, I will say our

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troops who are distorting the image of Islam

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was taken a path

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Other than that, of azula sunlight. And

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they have taken a path of violence,

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destruction,

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murder,

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massacre,

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in all possible forms

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known today for suicide bombing.

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This is the global image of the use of Islam today.

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And that global image is put on Islam as a whole. They are,

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they are the products.

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So the source must be the same.

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This is the crisis that the Muslim world faces today with regards to our youth.

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Instead of being the leaders in knowledge,

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guiding the online the generations to come,

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they have become

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distorted of the image of this guy.

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Where did we go wrong?

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That's the question.

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Of course, the responsibility does fall on our shoulders.

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Perhaps

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a good portion of it has to do

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with how we have treated the time which Allah has given us.

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We have been so busy

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with the dunya, with this worldly accumulation,

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that we have lost sight of our purpose here.

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And have not played the role that we weren't supposed to play in terms of directing the oma the youth forward to carry this forward.

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So as I said, I'll have

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had,

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we have become so caught up in the accumulation,

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that we lost sight of our purpose.

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And of course, when the purpose becomes

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the junior

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the things of this world

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then we have reached a wretched state.

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A state which the profit from I was in love described.

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When he said I am an owner. This world is cursed by their own life labia, and everything in it is

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for those who are addicted to it,

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for those who are addicted to this world,

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and the trappings of this world, it is a curse.

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We see happiness, but we don't achieve happiness, because the goodness has been removed from it. It is matter without

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exception except

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for the past as Alan said, illogical law, except for the remembrance of Allah

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wa

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While out whatever helps us to remember,

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why the

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teacher

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and the student

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liberal law

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which is

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blessed in this world,

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an exception made for it

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whereby

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we cannot become too addicted to the remembrance of Allah.

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However, even this wonderful

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life changing

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habits

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has become distorted.

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So now remember to have allies reduced

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to repetition, blind repetition of words and sounds, instead of reflection of a law.

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And

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the scholar, either

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the scholar is reduced to

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making students memorize

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the Quran and other areas of knowledge

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with a stick.

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And the students

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don't see much benefit in it and are turned away in droves, from the centers of Islamic learning,

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even those who go abroad and studying they come back

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and they end up in South Africa elsewhere doing anything, but what they should have come back and

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this time which ally is given us, is precious.

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When he said well, awesome,

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swearing by time

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and we are not allowed to swear by other than a law.

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So when a law swears by time,

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swears by his creation,

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he is giving it a special status

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telling us this is critical.

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This time

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is critical.

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All of us

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will be lost

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in insanity.

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That is the same as what prophets said about

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this world.

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Those whose time has been spent in the wrong areas

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made it last cause it to be that cause ourselves to be

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instead

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we have guidance from law school of law so the law they were sending them

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which given 1400 years ago was to preserve the oma

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on the correct way

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to keep the oma

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from being

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deviated,

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splinter

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degraded

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when he told us that famous holidays, which you've all heard, at least 1000 times follow me for either

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seeking knowledge is a religious obligation on every Muslim.

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When he gave us that statement

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command

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implied by that statement.

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He identified the solution to our problem

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because the solution is none other

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than

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Knowing

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knowing the teachings of Islam

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not merely from a rote perspective,

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where

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if you ask the child, what are the pillars of Islam? They can be 12345 what are the pillars of the man? Faith 123456.

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But these pillars have no impact on their lives.

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They are being memorized like a parent.

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You can get the parents to repeat the five pillars

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and the six pillars of Eman

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but what benefit is it to the parents?

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This is the sense

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that what is being taught

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is not taught with understanding

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with reflection

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raw

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the month of Quran,

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Allah

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and source of guidance to humankind.

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But we read it like that.

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Those of us who know all the text, we read it.

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And those who don't know how to recite the Arabic texts

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we are told all

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this stuff, no value in reciting it or reading it in English

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or others in Arabic.

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So

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we're not needed.

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But the reality is that a lot himself has stolen

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a variety the corona

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Lubin

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Will they not reflect on the meanings of the bribe?

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Or are their hearts locked up?

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This way of learning the grind.

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Where we understand the meaning. That was the way of the Sahaba.

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And seeking knowledge of lightness or that said we use to learn the 410 verses at a time

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then versus at the time.

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And you would not go on to another 10 until we understood what was in those then. And we had tried to apply it. We used to learn knowledge and its application simultaneously.

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So much though,

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that's

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another sahaabah said the one who memorize Surah Al Baqarah amongst us was called half and

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he was given the data how often referred to him as half of

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what learn.

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Today we use the term half is for somebody who has not memorized the whole Koran, it is considered sacrilegious. How dare you call this

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memorize the whole Quran from

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God anyone other than that

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the understanding of the Sahaba

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that wasn't the understanding of the song.

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When the prophet SAW them died,

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the number of Sahaba who had memorized the whole core app from fat cat

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could be counted on to

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reality

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because their concern was understanding.

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And because their concern was understanding. They applied. Of course after the death of the province was under many of the sahaabah didn't memorize.

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But the point is at the time of the death of the promises, they didn't understand that this was the goal.

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The goal was understanding the crime and applying it

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so easy

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In the perfecting instruction,

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the best of you are going to learn the Parana digital Robbins has become for us human happiness.

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The best of you are those who memorize the prime and make others memorizes.

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So we have missed out.

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Of course, memorizing the grind is not easier than understanding.

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If we say, in Ramadan, here we are in Ramadan,

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used to read the whole

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Ramadan.

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And of course, it was not complete until the last round of his life.

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If I were to say read, the more I was understanding, maybe you all get faster.

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If you read the Arabic and read the English, or your local languages, it's been translated into your local language. So you read the Arabic, make sure you get the understanding about what you want them to more than that.

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And you will feel sad, I just finished

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it, it's far better. No, it's far better for you to have read the book

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only in Ramadan and understood it, then you have gone through the water and parenting the text of the Quran.

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That is the reality

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that we've lost sight of.

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We're caught up in the external aspects.

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Because the external aspects are easy. It's easier to do that than to understand and apply.

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So

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it is not surprising

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that we have an educational crisis among the youth of today

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a crisis which

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extends nationally

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to the 20,000 graduates that come out of high school this year, every year.

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For only 3.5 1000 actually find seats in university.

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The vast majority

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do not find.

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And this is not just the case of Malawi. I found that to be the same in the Gambia

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in Nigeria,

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in Somalia, in Pakistan,

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Malaysia,

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and Philippines.

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So 80% of the US coming out

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have no future.

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For us here in Malawi.

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It means they're heading for South Africa and the Gambia they're heading for Tunisia, Somalia heading for

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Egypt,

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Libya,

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trying to get across the Mediterranean. And we reached read about them

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every month, every week

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500 800

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found so much so that some have written to me

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in Facebook

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asking me

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if we try to get to Germany,

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east coast of

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Africa, if we tried to get to Germany

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and we drowned on the way

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die

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when we die sinners or when we die martyrs

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knowing that we are trying to get to Germany in order to earn more money to send back to our families back home when we die since

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having killed ourselves when we die martyrs

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striving for the sake of the law and our families

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I have to tell them

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what not to fool big.

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Don't throw yourself into the structions with your own hands. It is permitted

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for you to put yourself in that situation you can see all the way

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till you reach Libya, you see the ship there it is just, you know, about to turn over and you still going to climb on board, we have to say you have thrown yourself into destruction with your own hands.

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Yes, because I've never had mentioned about people who die with buildings falling on them stomach ailments drowning, etc, fire. But these people are martyrs. But these are not people who have thrown themselves into destruction with their own axe.

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So knowledge of the team

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is critical

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for the oma to move forward,

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successfully and effectively

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and have the data inspired spite of all of these problems that we're faced with.

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And people can say, we are lost,

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the oma is

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dying.

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We're being overwhelmed by reality, from my perspective, having traveled from Guyana to Mindanao

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and that Islam is on the rise.

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In spite of all that's out there in terms of distortion, media, distortion of the image of Islam, Islam is under attack, etc.

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Know that this attack is a product of the awakening of

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the awakening of the world.

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And I'm sure

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hearing a lot allow. If you compare the situation today to 25 years ago, or 50 years ago, I'm sure he would say

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we're far better off now.

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If we just look up today, we can say we are worse off. But if we look at

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with that passage of time, we can see that in fact, your mind is far better off, far more conscious of Islam, far more efforts to do something for the sake of Allah and uplift the oma, we find that across the world, the naturally, the forces that do not want us to awaken

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will try their utmost to keep us

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they will try to because

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they can only exploit our resources, human and material resources. If we are asleep.

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If we wake up, we're not going to tolerate exploitation. As it goes on today.

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We will say no,

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we can trade and there's no harm with trade, but it must be fair trade.

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So the profits will dwindle.

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It will not be able to get the huge profits that they are getting for all these years is the time of colonization.

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So they're very,

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very aggressive in their

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media distortion of Islam.

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Right.

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So this that we're seeing today is actually a sign of health that remains a doormat

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in spite of the other issues that we mentioned with regards to the US etc.

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There is a spark there

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that is beginning to burn.

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But we need to be a part of

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helping that arise.

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Not to be sitting on the sidelines and watching

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the train go by.

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We have to play.

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We have to provide alternatives for our youth

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to be properly educated

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to know Islam themselves

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and know the limits of what

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requiring them

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and know what they need to do

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to have a clear vision as to what is ahead. Because when people asked me

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when you accepted Islam

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in 1970,

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and that's before many of you were born

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when you accepted Islam, what was the difference?

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Before that I was a communist.

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Before that I was a Christian.

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I joined communism,

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in the belief that communism offered the solution to changing the world, to making the world a better place.

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Seeing capitalism, in its ugliness.

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I thought I just presented to me communism was the answer.

00:31:03--> 00:31:12

After being a part of the communist movement in North America for some years, I came to realize it wasn't the answer.

00:31:13--> 00:31:19

Communism wasn't the solution, as it was presented to me.

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And when I found Islam Finally,

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in its true form, because I'd stumbled across this land earlier in a distorted form,

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

then I accepted it.

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So they asked me,

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What was the major difference between

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before Islam and after? I thought that that was

00:31:47--> 00:31:52

when I became a Muslim, then the way forward became clear to me.

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So often, we'll study

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Serato

00:32:03--> 00:32:07

that straight path that we asked about every day in a salon?

00:32:10--> 00:32:21

It was now clear before that, I was trying to do the right thing, but I wasn't sure. Was this right? Or was it not? Right? Let me try this. Let me try that. So I was stumbling and bumbling along,

00:32:22--> 00:32:29

sometimes doing the wrong thing. I'm doing the right thing. I didn't have clarity. It was cloudy ahead.

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

Islam brought clarity.

00:32:36--> 00:32:40

For you. They deserve to have this clarity.

00:32:42--> 00:32:47

It is our responsibility to provide for them this clarity,

00:32:48--> 00:32:53

where they know where they're headed. They know their responsibilities.

00:32:55--> 00:32:57

So we need to provide for them.

00:33:00--> 00:33:07

That knowledge which Allaah had his messenger, a lot of instructors to get

00:33:09--> 00:33:11

that military knowledge

00:33:12--> 00:33:16

which begins with knowledge of law.

00:33:18--> 00:33:19

That's where it all begins.

00:33:20--> 00:33:21

Knowing

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knowing who is Allah,

00:33:26--> 00:33:28

then knowing with messengers,

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knowing this theme,

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because in the end of this world, the three questions will be asked about well being Morocco,

00:33:40--> 00:33:42

Medina komenda.

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Who was your Lord? What was your religion? And who was the Prophet said?

00:33:52--> 00:33:57

Those are the three most important questions that we need. So

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we need to take some bold steps

00:34:05--> 00:34:07

in order to provide

00:34:08--> 00:34:09

proper education,

00:34:10--> 00:34:13

first and foremost, to our youth.

00:34:16--> 00:34:23

proper education, on one hand to those that are engaged in religious studies, Arabic

00:34:26--> 00:34:28

local languages

00:34:31--> 00:34:33

who, after graduating from high school,

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

have

00:34:36--> 00:34:37

no future

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as only a fraction, not 20%.

00:34:44--> 00:34:51

But maybe 2% of those who graduate will find places in

00:34:52--> 00:34:58

higher education. We'll get the scholarship to Medina or to Mecca or to

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

Alaska.

00:35:01--> 00:35:02

Uganda

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only a fraction

00:35:09--> 00:35:11

we need to provide

00:35:12--> 00:35:15

higher education to that 98%

00:35:19--> 00:35:20

by the grace of Allah,

00:35:21--> 00:35:30

that university about which I was introduced, Islamic online university, we are bringing to you that opportunity

00:35:32--> 00:35:34

online education,

00:35:35--> 00:35:39

which is the future for education for the world,

00:35:41--> 00:35:42

online education

00:35:44--> 00:35:49

conventional universities as we know them today, they will disappear

00:35:50--> 00:35:51

except for a few.

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

Because no country

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of the countries of the world today,

00:35:59--> 00:36:30

the major countries are able to build sufficient campus physical campuses to provide for that 80% if they provide for the 80% over the next 20 years, by the time we finished providing for what was 80% today, it will not be considered provision for 80% 20 years from now, that number will have expanded

00:36:31--> 00:36:36

20,000 graduates but 60,000 graduates.

00:36:38--> 00:36:44

So, the only way forward is online education.

00:36:47--> 00:36:49

By the grace of Allah tala.

00:36:51--> 00:36:55

I was given the opportunity to set up that university

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where our students can learn

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

on a

00:37:07--> 00:37:09

undergraduate graduate level

00:37:10--> 00:37:11

Islamic Studies

00:37:13--> 00:37:15

in English media, along with Arabic.

00:37:17--> 00:37:20

So it isn't necessary to travel

00:37:21--> 00:37:25

a quarter of the way around the world which most would not be able to do anyway.

00:37:27--> 00:37:28

You can study right here,

00:37:31--> 00:37:32

right here

00:37:33--> 00:37:34

in this city

00:37:36--> 00:37:39

Islamic Studies without having to set foot

00:37:41--> 00:37:45

on any plane or bus to leave.

00:37:48--> 00:37:55

It's not about my university, the nature of online education is such that if every students

00:37:56--> 00:37:57

who didn't have a place

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

today

00:38:01--> 00:38:03

here in

00:38:06--> 00:38:11

the city decided they wanted to join the online university, we would say

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

welcome

00:38:16--> 00:38:18

all join today.

00:38:21--> 00:38:25

Our servers can handle up to 2 million students.

00:38:29--> 00:38:30

So it is no problem.

00:38:32--> 00:38:33

But

00:38:34--> 00:38:36

we do have other issues.

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

Internet accessibility costs involved laptops is that some things to be able to study. But we hope that with the support of the charitable organizations

00:38:54--> 00:39:06

operating here in Malawi, that we will get the support to build to establish centers, learning centers, where you, our youth will be able to study

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

and have free access to the internet

00:39:12--> 00:39:22

to the equipment necessary to complete this step which will be far cheaper than building

00:39:23--> 00:39:25

a university from the ground up.

00:39:27--> 00:39:29

And the costs involved for staff

00:39:30--> 00:39:32

maintenance etc.

00:39:34--> 00:39:35

It is

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the cheapest and I believe the best solution for our situation here today.

00:39:45--> 00:39:46

And talking with the

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people from the

00:39:50--> 00:39:52

Ministry of Education,

00:39:54--> 00:39:56

the National Commission for higher education

00:39:58--> 00:39:59

they fully agree

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

That this is the only solution.

00:40:06--> 00:40:09

And we should be in the forefront.

00:40:12--> 00:40:22

We should be in the forefront, we should not wait until other communities step forward established, and then we come crawling in behind. No,

00:40:23--> 00:40:25

we shouldn't be in the forefront.

00:40:27--> 00:40:29

This is something within our grasp.

00:40:30--> 00:40:34

But it requires that we work together.

00:40:37--> 00:40:39

It can't be a one man show.

00:40:41--> 00:40:44

It requires unity of the oma

00:40:45--> 00:40:51

unity of those who want good for the woman to work together and make this happen.

00:40:55--> 00:40:56

And in

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

the fact that

00:41:00--> 00:41:02

by providing this education,

00:41:04--> 00:41:16

we protect ourselves from the rise of other extreme groups, which are arising in other communities, the Shabaab

00:41:17--> 00:41:19

in Somalia, wreaking havoc,

00:41:21--> 00:41:28

where somebody has decided to get itself back on its feet. This is a beast tearing away at the body.

00:41:30--> 00:41:33

No, that if we don't find a solution,

00:41:34--> 00:41:39

it is only a matter of time before somebody writes in the month Are you here

00:41:42--> 00:41:47

and provides or claims to provide a shortcut.

00:41:50--> 00:41:53

And you will flock to him.

00:41:55--> 00:41:57

And we have our own version here.

00:41:58--> 00:42:03

And then of course, the fingers of the oma have pointed us

00:42:05--> 00:42:08

just everywhere else, fear there.

00:42:09--> 00:42:10

That's why

00:42:11--> 00:42:12

dangerous.

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

Instead of

00:42:16--> 00:42:18

making this effort,

00:42:19--> 00:42:24

and showing the oma Malawi that Muslims are productive,

00:42:27--> 00:42:29

they are striving to uplift the Ummah

00:42:30--> 00:42:33

we will be accused of destruction of

00:42:37--> 00:42:40

So, in concluding

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

we have

00:42:46--> 00:42:47

a responsibility.

00:42:49--> 00:42:51

This responsibility, we cannot afford

00:42:53--> 00:42:54

to look at lightly.

00:42:56--> 00:42:58

Our future is threatened.

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

If we don't take positive steps today,

00:43:05--> 00:43:09

then we will reap the consequences tomorrow.

00:43:12--> 00:43:18

We invite you from the Islamic online university to cooperate with us.

00:43:20--> 00:43:24

And help us establish the alternative for the Omi

00:43:25--> 00:43:31

to educate our youth because it's not an online university, though it is called Islamic online university.

00:43:33--> 00:43:35

We do offer other subjects.

00:43:37--> 00:43:40

We offer a degree in education.

00:43:42--> 00:43:50

bachelor's in education, of course, it's a Bachelor's from the Islamic College of Education.

00:43:51--> 00:43:53

But education, fundamental

00:43:55--> 00:43:56

studies studying

00:43:57--> 00:44:01

the areas of knowledge related to education and teaching.

00:44:02--> 00:44:09

But not only from a conventional perspective, but also from an Islamic perspective.

00:44:11--> 00:44:18

Because that's how we have to study. That's how we have to present everything.

00:44:19--> 00:44:20

Even engineering.

00:44:21--> 00:44:24

Engineering from a design perspective. Yes.

00:44:25--> 00:44:27

medicine from design perspective. Yes.

00:44:28--> 00:44:35

There is an Islamic perspective for everything. Islam, governance, everything.

00:44:37--> 00:44:39

And we should know it as we study

00:44:40--> 00:44:43

and we teach we should know and we should teach according.

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

So

00:44:49--> 00:44:50

we call upon you

00:44:52--> 00:44:54

to join with us in this effort

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

to make a difference for the future of Oman.

00:45:00--> 00:45:02

I'm here in Malawi.

00:45:03--> 00:45:11

And the university is not restricted only to Muslims, non Muslims are welcome to join us.

00:45:13--> 00:45:19

We also offer a degree a bachelor's degree in psychology.

00:45:21--> 00:45:31

And why might not why psychology are the more important subjects there. But the reality is that if I were to ask care in Malawi

00:45:32--> 00:45:36

Do we have a Muslim psychologist in the whole country?

00:45:39--> 00:45:41

I think it might have to say, No.

00:45:44--> 00:45:51

That doesn't exist in the whole country. A single Muslim psychologist

00:45:52--> 00:45:55

in America, the UK, Canada,

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

no school is allowed to function

00:46:03--> 00:46:09

to set up and function without having a child psychologist.

00:46:11--> 00:46:14

That is how important psychologies

00:46:18--> 00:46:22

because understanding the behavior of children

00:46:23--> 00:46:39

is critical in their educational process, if you don't understand the behavior, many times, you know, parents will come to me they're talking about the problems they're having with their kids, you know, and they say, oh, they're behaving like this. I think they, they they're possessed.

00:46:41--> 00:46:43

Can you please come and read over that for me?

00:46:45--> 00:46:51

No, no brothers and sisters not possession. That's how children all around the world.

00:46:56--> 00:47:01

Their common features. But if you don't understand it, then you misread it. You misunderstand

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

psychology

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

for marriage.

00:47:10--> 00:47:21

How many marriages fall apart because there is no constant. We don't have people to counsel, the husband and the wife, and how to deal with the problems that arise.

00:47:23--> 00:47:26

We assume we just came up from Medina

00:47:28--> 00:47:32

graduated in Sharia. So that's causing a problem to him.

00:47:37--> 00:47:42

But the sheer number studying psychology, he doesn't know how to counsel. Yes.

00:47:46--> 00:47:50

But most of the problems that happen in families and

00:47:52--> 00:47:55

it's between the gray areas between.

00:47:58--> 00:47:59

So of course,

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

you have to tell you something.

00:48:04--> 00:48:08

So he does something which most of the time was not the right thing. But

00:48:10--> 00:48:14

maybe after 20 years of selling the different things he came to realize that

00:48:18--> 00:48:25

becomes a wise choice ship. So now he's giving the right advice, but 20 years of devastation.

00:48:28--> 00:48:30

We need psychology.

00:48:31--> 00:48:35

And we also have a college of

00:48:36--> 00:48:45

Islamic banking and finance, where you learn conventional banking, what constitutes it and then what is the Islamic approach the alternative?

00:48:46--> 00:48:47

Because

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

that is a necessary step that the community has to take.

00:48:54--> 00:49:03

If our dealings our financial dealings or our through the conventional bank, we are exposing ourselves to river

00:49:05--> 00:49:09

River, which Allah says a lot.

00:49:12--> 00:49:16

A lot taken all goods out of it.

00:49:18--> 00:49:20

But we have become complacent.

00:49:21--> 00:49:22

shavon

00:49:24--> 00:49:28

did a trick on us, as he tricked Adam and Eve.

00:49:30--> 00:49:32

When a lot of them don't eat from this tree.

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

He didn't name that.

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

Satan came to them. And

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

he said

00:49:43--> 00:49:44

he called it

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

the tree of eternal

00:49:52--> 00:49:56

the tree of eternal life. I had never thought about dying.

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

But once he was told that was the

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

Tree of eternal life

00:50:02--> 00:50:04

then consciousness of dying

00:50:05--> 00:50:06

wants to die

00:50:08--> 00:50:09

like the angels

00:50:12--> 00:50:13

shape on

00:50:16--> 00:50:17

giving it a name and attractive

00:50:19--> 00:50:20

souls similarly

00:50:22--> 00:50:22

interest

00:50:23--> 00:50:25

before was known as usury.

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

usury not a very nice name.

00:50:32--> 00:50:33

You know when we use people

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

it's not nice.

00:50:37--> 00:50:39

So he called it interest

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

interesting

00:50:44--> 00:50:47

in your interest to do it.

00:50:51--> 00:50:52

So now I'm ready

00:50:56--> 00:51:02

shavon has crept in on us so many different angles. We can't even keep track of it.

00:51:03--> 00:51:07

One of the simple angles that I pointed out on different occasions

00:51:10--> 00:51:12

when the time comes to make a stop.

00:51:13--> 00:51:20

And we dig into our biryani and our de la and everything else eating away without right

00:51:23--> 00:51:25

now the time comes to take a drink.

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

Take the left.

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

Now I take that glass and

00:51:35--> 00:51:36

I'm not supposed to drink.

00:51:39--> 00:51:40

So I put my right

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

now is openly

00:51:53--> 00:51:57

going against the clear command of the most basic

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

of Islam. When he said

00:52:05--> 00:52:11

don't eat drink with your left. Because Satan is drinking stuff. Here we are saying

00:52:15--> 00:52:16

they point their finger on

00:52:22--> 00:52:22

the left.

00:52:26--> 00:52:31

This is something from Guyana to Mindanao.

00:52:33--> 00:52:34

It's not just here in

00:52:36--> 00:52:45

South America, to Mindanao, southern Philippines. When I mentioned this to people when you sit in gatherings and they're everybody's grappling with the left as well as

00:52:47--> 00:52:49

the right. The right

00:52:53--> 00:52:55

are you gonna take this class home with you

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

to get washed?

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

What's the problem?

00:53:06--> 00:53:06

But just

00:53:07--> 00:53:10

knowing the time of day that

00:53:12--> 00:53:29

no one would even dare to think to do that. If Schaefer tried to put the idea in their mind he was rejected, unthinkable that somebody would actually train with is that when we saw the law send them says do not train with your left unthinkable

00:53:33--> 00:53:34

in the time of autonomy.

00:53:36--> 00:53:39

generations are going by

00:53:41--> 00:53:46

but somewhere along the line she got to somebody

00:53:47--> 00:53:48

or bodies

00:53:49--> 00:53:51

and convince them

00:53:52--> 00:53:58

that it's better to drink with your left hand instead of your dirty right hand and just covering them.

00:54:01--> 00:54:02

And they began

00:54:04--> 00:54:11

from that beginning it spread over the whole Obama agenda was taken as normal

00:54:13--> 00:54:18

seems to be the norm. In fact, if you saw somebody picking up his glasses is right dirty Right.

00:54:20--> 00:54:20

Right and you think

00:54:23--> 00:54:25

not very sociable.

00:54:29--> 00:54:29

You look at

00:54:33--> 00:54:34

on duty fi

00:54:37--> 00:54:44

so if it can happen on that lower level, don't be surprised that it's happening on the level of Riba. Other major

00:54:45--> 00:54:47

acts of disobedience.

00:54:49--> 00:54:53

So we have to revive

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

the oma

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

bringing it back to the

00:55:02--> 00:55:04

Simple, not complicated.

00:55:06--> 00:55:06

The problem is it

00:55:12--> 00:55:13

doesn't require a philosophy,

00:55:15--> 00:55:17

logical arguments etc.

00:55:24--> 00:55:25

Two things.

00:55:28--> 00:55:30

Firstly, the both of them will

00:55:32--> 00:55:33

never

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

come along.

00:55:40--> 00:55:45

So this is the way we need to go. This is the way

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

the math

00:55:49--> 00:55:50

that was followed by

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

the math followed by,

00:55:57--> 00:55:59

by one man and by

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

and by Abu hanifa.

00:56:03--> 00:56:03

And not

00:56:07--> 00:56:09

all of them follow the same

00:56:11--> 00:56:13

because as as Islamic one

00:56:16--> 00:56:17

as Islam is one,

00:56:18--> 00:56:20

there is only one.

00:56:23--> 00:56:27

That is what all the great scholars of Islam sought.

00:56:28--> 00:56:29

And we should follow their way

00:56:31--> 00:56:32

we call it

00:56:34--> 00:56:36

it was called so now.

00:56:37--> 00:56:41

So that means way, the way of the Prophet must have means way.

00:56:44--> 00:56:50

So, I pray a lot on the other, with give us the success

00:56:52--> 00:56:57

to come together and work as an Omar united

00:56:58--> 00:57:05

to address the problem faces our youth, our society, our community,

00:57:06--> 00:57:08

and to do it collectively collective

00:57:10--> 00:57:16

to join hands with the Islamic online university in achieving this

00:57:18--> 00:57:30

goal worth sacrificing, sacrificing our time, our wealth, our energies for the sake of the oma. I know you might think

00:57:31--> 00:57:44

when you hear that the Islamic online university has to go to the website. There is a ticker going on indicating when new students join and you'll see more than 100 students join every day.

00:57:46--> 00:57:53

The total number was about 190,000 that was when that article was written. It's over 200,000.

00:57:55--> 00:58:02

And I'm sure you're thinking well 20,000 if each one is just $10

00:58:07--> 00:58:18

Why don't you just provide all these for us? Well, the truth of the matter is that of the 200,000 students studying in our university

00:58:19--> 00:58:24

195,000 of them study for free.

00:58:25--> 00:58:26

They don't pay

00:58:30--> 00:58:33

the University of the People for the oma

00:58:34--> 00:58:36

have nothing to narrow anywhere near

00:58:37--> 00:58:41

poor, striking to the believer that the rest of you.

00:58:43--> 00:58:55

So let us join together and serve Oman in the best way that we can. And I have a lot to accept it and give us success to fulfill