Striking A Balance Into The Millenium

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The speakers emphasize the importance of following past generations and taking benefits from actions, even if actions are not made by the user. A work meeting is suggested to promote Islam in society, and three questions are asked to open up the discussion. A collaborative approach is necessary to overcome obstacles and promote Islam in society. A collaborative approach is essential to promote a work meeting and three questions are asked to open up the discussion.

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Salam Alaikum

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hamdulillah he was the who was Salatu was Salam O Allah man la vida Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi archmagi annamma whom either Yomi Diem, a shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu Allahu la sharika Machado, Mohammed Abu Rasulo.

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Let's start our next question inshallah is the keynote speech. It is the main talk of the conference, in a sense, is set up properly the foundation of the background and sets the scene,

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striking the balance into the millennium. So I'd like to very briefly introduce chef Bilal Philips. I wouldn't be surprised if everybody knows him already anyway, but it's just for the sake of completion. And there are some new people here. I'm a chef Bilal graduated from the College of a pseudo Dean in 1980, from the University of Medina. Since that time to now he has been involved in acquiring knowledge and passing on knowledge and gaining experience in the field of power, and benefiting everyone else in Sharla, whom he comes across. He got a Master's from the University of Riyadh, in Islamic theology in Africa in 1985.

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Following on from there, while continuing other work, and traveling around the globe, doing talks in various parts of the world, and so forth, overseeing school projects, to Tao organizations and so forth. He also completed a PhD in exorcism, and the book is available our study, you can ask him for his details. That was from the University of Wales in 1994.

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And he has also, he's also Director of the Department of Foreign literature, and organization are set up called our Fatah, in Dubai. And he also teaches currently teaches at the American University in Dubai. And finally, of course, he's also director of the Tao of Islamic Information Center in Dubai as well. So it was very busy and always traveling around and always participating in gaining knowledge and promoting that knowledge to the public. And one of the reasons why we always favor Dr. Pillai in almost all our events, if you like is because of the many books that he has written in English, which is at our level or you know, a simple, easy to read level. So once you have heard him

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speak and shadow you can of course, access him anytime you like, but do make a point of trying to figure out which one are his books in the bookshelf in Sharla. There's apologia Had you ever to check this out for his talk?

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Linda madona Stein wanna start Pharaoh? When are they when they're healing? Surely fusina amin sejahtera Melina Maria de la Fernando de la for my lil fella, howdy Allah. For shadow Allah Allahu la wash, they will actually Kala quassia do Anna Mohammed Abdul Rasul Allah.

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Indeed, All praise is due to Allah and as such we should praise Him, seek his help. Seek refuge in Him from the evil which is within ourselves, and the evil which results from our deeds. For whomsoever Allah has guided, none can misguide. And whomsoever Allah has allowed to go astray, none can guide and I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last messenger of Allah.

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As was introduced, the topic of this session

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related to the issues of the millennium.

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The Millennium which the societies of the West are very much focused on. Now, there's so many activities,

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all using this term millennium. And as such, Muslims in the West, as well as Muslims in the east, find themselves caught up in one way or another in this process.

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We know there's the Millennium Stadium which they're building and they're debating whether it should have a section only for Christians or it should be a mixture of Christians and Buddhists and Muslims etc. non Muslims are considering to participate in it and these type of things, it is very important for us to understand what is what should our position be with regards to the millennium. First and foremost important to understand that the term Millennium comes from the Latin millonarios, which means 1000.

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And it's taken, the whole basis of it is taken from a verse in Revelations, the revelations of john Wright in the Bible, where this individual referred to as john Alon knows who he was, even the Christian scholars themselves really don't know who this john was, though. Some people ignorant Christians think that it was, you know, one of the disciples of Jesus. But in the Christian scholars themselves say they really don't know who he was.

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beyond saying that he was the same person who wrote the gospel, according to john.

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Anyway, in these revelations, revelations represents a series of dreams that this individual had, in the 20th chapter, verse four, we find the description of the dragon is a term used in reference to Satan, who is bound in chains and thrown into a bottomless pit for 1000 years. And in that period, the chosen martyrs of Christendom Christian martyrs, etc, will be resurrected. And Jesus will come. And Jesus will rule the earth.

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Over that period of 1000 years, after that period, some corruption will come back. And then the resurrection, final resurrection and judgmental begin. So what we're talking about is, basically, the Millennium represents the 1000 year period, in which Jesus and Christian martyrs will rule the establishment of the kingdom of God as referring to Kingdom of Jesus really, you know, on the earth, He will rule for this period of 1000 years, and Christians will enjoy the religion of Christianity being spread all over the earth, you know, and people submitting to the rule of Jesus, in the name of Christian doctrines, etc. So

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what we're talking about, is

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a belief

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that God was born 2000 years ago.

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This is the essence of it. If you break it down into very basic terms, we're talking about the belief that God was born 2000 years ago, that he died

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on a cross,

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and that he would come back

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and rule this earth for 1000 years, along with the Christian martyrs. Now,

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this puts the concept of the millennium, in the same category as Christmas.

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The same way that a Muslim is not allowed to celebrate Christmas. And we should be clear about

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that Muslims are not allowed to participate in any way in Christmas celebrations. Why? Because the foundation of it is the belief that God was born on Christmas Day, which is in total opposition to the belief that Islam has with regards to God.

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So Muslims are forbidden. It is haram, for Muslims to be involved in any way in Christmas celebrations, which includes even saying, Happy Christmas.

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Merry Christmas. That is taking part in the celebration.

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We should have no hesitation

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in educating our families and our children, etc, that they should not participate in this thing.

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In order to make it even more clear in the minds of the children, and I'm focusing on Christmas here, though, he said we're speaking about the millennium, because as I said, it's all the same, but Christmas is something you're facing every year. So it's good for you.

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To be clear on the issues concerning

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that if you need to explain because some people like to say, well, we don't really believe in Christmas, but you know, these Christian neighbors and friends of ours, they wish us, you know, happy eat,

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when we have eat, you know, either fitzer each other how they greet us on even though they don't believe in it, you know, and this is a part of neighborliness and friendliness, right? So in the same way they do it, you know, we would like to show a similar kind of

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friendliness to them. So we greet them happy Christmas, though we don't believe in it. We don't believe it.

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But the point is,

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what we have to consider, just to bring it down to the most basic and clear terms is that if somebody

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came to you, someone who was a Satan worshiper, and you have a lot of them around satan worshippers, if he came to you, and he said to you, Happy Satan's day.

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Are you going to respond back to him happy Satan's Day to you simply because he's your friend, your neighbor, etc.

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You're going to sync many times, not one time, many times before you would say Happy Satan today back to you.

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Why? Because this is evil. This is evil.

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Happy Satan's day is evil. So when you need to explain to your Christian friends, you know why you can't as a Christian himself, if, if a Satan worshiper came to him and said to him happy Satan's day, you wouldn't say Happy Satan to be back.

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For us, it is the same thing. Because if the 25th of December wasn't the day in which Jesus was born,

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this was not a day taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then who do you think

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the 25th of December is, in fact, Satan's day.

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That's the bottom line. I mean, you don't necessarily want to make dollars to Christians by telling them the 25th of December Satan's day, but I'm saying for your own understanding, for your own clarity, to really put it in the right context.

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This is what you have to understand really 25th of December is Satan's day. And that's why you can't say Happy Christmas, because you're saying happy Satan's day.

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In the same way, when we look at the millennium, the concept of the millennium. This is why it is what is at the foundation of it.

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The concept is a satanic concept. It is satanic.

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It's not Islamic.

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Because we don't believe that God was born 2000 years ago.

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So if it's not Islamic, then it must be satanic. If it invites people, to the belief that God became a man, he walked this earth, and he's coming back to rule this earth.

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This man, known as Jesus Christ, we believe was a prophet of God.

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If the teaching of the millennium invites people to this than it is satanic.

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So the Millennium celebration,

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with regards to the Islamic perspective, is that it is fundamentally a satanic celebration.

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And you can see it's actually in the way that it is being promoted. Now. Even the religious or Christian aspects of it are gone. It is crass materialism. It's being used to sell, to rent to, to promote all kinds of, you know, commercialism, all kinds of goods, products, etc, etc.

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It is not in any way really religious, in practice, but the essence of the thoughts. The foundation of it, is the idea that the end of the world is coming.

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This is what the Millennium represents. Remember the end of the world coming of Jesus, at the end of the world and Christian thought, Jesus will come and rule there's resurrection taking place, resurrection of the Christian martyrs and rule

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the end of a phase of the world. So from Islamic perspective, this is all false teachings. It is satanic. It has no basis in Islamic teachings and as such Muslims cannot have

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part and parcel of it,

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we cannot say we're going to take part in this Millennium Dome, we're going to take this a little farther and try to give that one that date, or in that dome, because to do so, it means to accept the concept of the millennium.

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It means you're becoming a part of it. It's like, you know, you're in your office, where you work, they have a Christmas party. Right? So you're gonna go to the Christmas party and try to give Dawa know

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what is involved in the Christmas party, this is not an environment to give away.

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So, similarly, the Millennium Dome, even if they invite Muslims to come and take part, you know, you can have a little booth beside the Hindus and the Buddhists and everybody else, right? No, we should say No, thanks. No, thank you.

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Because we in doing so, have accepted the foundation, you know, of the millennium concept as being something that we can share in that we can participate in. Whereas, in fact, we cannot.

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What do you notice when you when you look at the history,

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is that

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the millennium, at the turn of the century, you find that

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the century that is a 19th century, when it ended going into the 20th century, you found a lot of groups that appeared based on this idea of the millennium, the ending, you know, ending of the world, you find all the all the major sex that we know which are very active amongst Christianity now, like the seven days Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, the Mormons, all of these are millenarian cults, they all came out having the same idea of the millennium, the ending of the world and coming of Jesus, this type of thing. And in fact, if you go back even further in history, you'll find that the crusades, the Crusades began, with the end of the first millennium.

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The first 1000 years, they began in 1071.

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And the idea of the ending of the world and the coming of Jesus, that was a motivating factor in the call to the crusades, the attacking of the Muslim world.

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And when we come

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to today, with the end of this century,

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the what we what we can expect, what can we expect, we can expect that the crusading spirit will be revived. And there will be a major attack against Islam as we can fight feel it building up towards the end of this century.

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When you look at the number of attacks on

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Muslim communities, you see them increasing. It's building towards a crucial point for Muslims.

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We have expectations for the future, but they're not bound to the Millennium concept. We have information, which is clear information, not like the revelations of john, you know, which are a lot of garbled kind of information, you know, talking about the horsemen and not if you read this thing as like somebody was hallucinating, maybe john was taking some kind of you know, hallucinatory drugs or something, you know, I mean, when we read about the future, in terms of, of

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the things to come, that both the end of the world, we find them in very clear terms. The problem is our solemn, prophesied for us, that, at the beginning or the end of every 100 years, Allah would send from among Muslims in Egypt did one who would renew the religion for them revive that religion at the ending or the beginning of every 100 years?

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He also told us that the MADI would come towards the end of time and about the signs of what the malady would be there have been made clear to us. I mean, though, we've had people you know, over the centuries, claiming that they are the malady

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we know they're false because they don't fulfill the criteria, which were defined by the prophet SAW Selim, and the authentic.

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We also know that at the end of the time of the mighty, that Prophet Isa would come, the jar would arise the Antichrist and Prophet Isa would come would defeat him.

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And at the end of defeating him, then the Jews and Jews, the rock and the Magog would be released and they would come and Prophet Isa and it's the following

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I would have to seek refuge from them in fortresses, they would have to hide out from them, because no one can stop them the devastation that they would cause over the earth, and that poverty, so I would pray. And Allah would send a worm like animal in the backs of the necks of the big damage and kill them overnight. And after that, the when the Islamic rule is again established, towards the end of that rule, allow offender winds, which will take the souls of the believers, none will be left on the earth, except for those who disbelieve the name of Allah will not be mentioned anymore. And the AMA will begin, the Trumpet will be blown. And the AMA, the world will end. And the demo will begin

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these principles in terms of expectation for the future, you know, have been clearly defined for us.

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Don't have to speculate about them. Of course, we have a lot of people who like to speculate, they like to go into issues of you know, that jail Well, really, when the apostle and said that john had one eye.

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You know, he was blind in one eye? Our

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they will say, well,

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it means he has one, I mean, just the television set one big guy looking at you, right? Well, you have people go through all they'll give whole lectures on how the television is their job, no, we don't need to go there. The descriptions of the problems I sell them gave us for the job for the mahadi for the magette did for the garden demigod. His descriptions are clear. When they happen when they come we will know them. We won't have to be speculating, you know, is it or isn't it? They will be known.

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So, the future the expectations of Muslim? Clear, we know what to expect

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the end of this century, this century? We can't people can say well, okay, now, you know 1999 coming up. So the year 2000 is coming. So 2000 significance in that it must be the beginning of the new century. But hey,

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when the problems are seldom said at the beginning of every century, was he talking about the Gregorian century?

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He wasn't talking about that. Actually, if you go to try to figure out what what century was he talking about, it becomes complicated. We just believe, with every century allow will send a message I did. We don't even have to get into the day when he's going to come exactly when that days, we don't need to get into it.

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It's just

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informed us why is informed us that he's informed us not that we are going to go looking out and trying to figure out you know exactly who the mujaddid is.

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He has told us that to inform us, that the religion will be preserved until the last day. This is the point that the religion will not be lost,

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though, as the normal process, you know, after the time of the Prophet, so all of a sudden, as time passes, you know, people start to stray away from the teachings it gets farther and farther away, and different innovations and things can creep in. And so the clarity of what Islam is becomes clouded but

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it will be revived. There will be those who will call back to pure Islam.

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Throughout all these periods of time, major individuals as well as minor individuals, so the religion of truth, the religion of Islam, will be preserved until the last day. And that is a necessity. It is a necessity. If Prophet Muhammad wa salam was the prophet to all nations, as the law described him, that he was sent to the whole of mankind,

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then that religion has to be preserved. So all of mankind can have access to it. It's a logical consequence. So, when problems are seldom inform us about the magette, did, he This was informing us that the religion would be preserved, it would be revived. And

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when we look into the 21st century,

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and we look at the position held by

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Western civilization with regards to Muslims, we have to recognize that is a position of emnity

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a position which is all you will find individuals may be Clinton, maybe Blair, maybe others will, you know, be glossing over things and say, Oh, no, we like Muslims. We don't have anything against Muslims. And so you have people expressing certain individuals express this, but in practice,

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what is happening, you know, on a political scale

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In practice is an out and out attempt to remove Islam from influencing the lives of Muslim peoples

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as the governing force in their lives, because there is a movement, reviving Islam, people calling back to Islam, make Islam a part of our lives again, make Islam the source by which we rule ourselves.

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And there's a counter movement to try to stop that.

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We have to recognize that these lines have been drawn.

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This is not something which

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I'm just speculating about. This is something which has been clearly stated by key figures in the western establishment political establishment.

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And a last month, Allah told us when will enter the ankle Yahoo, the wall and Masada habitat, a Tabby ami letter

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that the Jews and the Christians will not be happy with you until you follow their way maletto

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What is their way? What is their agenda?

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their way today? Is not Christianity per se, that they're inviting people to Christianity, the vast majority of what is known as the Judeo Christian world today Western civilization, the vast majority, their their way is secular democracy. That is their way. That is what is guiding the guiding principles of their civilization today, secular democracy, and this is what they're calling to.

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We have to as Muslims, recognize this, don't fool ourselves into thinking that Western Civ there's a place for us in western civilization.

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We have something to offer. Yes. But is there a place for us meaning that we can become a part and parcel of it? No. Because the lines are clearly drawn. And there is an individual Harvard University Professor by the name of Samwell P. Huntington, who is one of the advisors to the the administration's government administration of the United States of America political advisor, and are specialists in

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international politics. He wrote a statement in a very famous book of his called the clash of civilizations, in which he said the underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism.

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The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. He goes beyond the usual

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needs media hype. Right, the media tends to focus on Islamic fundamentalism. This is really the problem, Islamic fundamentalism. But some op Humpty Huntington says no. It's not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam. As you said, it is Islam.

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What is he saying?

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A different civilization, whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture, and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.

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It's a different civilization.

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It doesn't match it doesn't fit in with Western civilization.

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People are convinced of the superiority of the culture, Islam teaches

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the proper way by which human beings should be ruled, human society should be ruled in accordance in accordance with the laws of Allah

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is what Islam teaches.

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that Islam is superior, because it is from God.

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So they look at this, they say this is their attitude, the Muslim culture, they have this idea of, you know, superiority, they feel their culture is superior to ours. And at the same time, they're obsessed with the inferiority of their power that they don't have the power to implement this. And so there's always this turmoil in the Muslim world, whether it's Algeria or it is, you know, Egypt or it is the Sudan or wherever you go in the Muslim world is this turmoil going there is that turmoil about the term turmoil about trying to rule Muslim countries according to Islam.

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That's an obsession that the Muslims have. This has been revived by the awareness movement, which is

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spread over the Muslim world today, where a deeper consciousness of Islam is taking place in the oma, there is an awakening. So there's this desire. And then Huntington goes on to say,

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the problem for Islam is not the CIA. Again, he's clarifying. What are the key issues here?

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Muslims think it's the CIA, why CIA, they're involved in, you know, getting into government's putting up puppet leaders pulling down those they don't like, you know, yes, they're involved in this kind of thing affecting governments. They put their contacts in people who they pay off, etc, etc. And they topple governments, the CIA, but Huntington says no, this is not the problem for Islam. It's not the CIA. Nor is it the US State Department or the US Department of Defense.

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US Department of Defense, meanwhile, the military, again, we think, yeah, the American army came into Saudi Arabia, you know, stuff for law, you know, in the Holy Land, and massacred Muslims in Iraq and etc.

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That seems to be an obvious enemy, an obvious source of harm, etc, the military, American military, but Huntington says, No, it's not the US Department of Defense, he said, it is the West.

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It is the West. The problem for Western civilization is Islam. And the problem for Islam is the West, a different civilization, whose people are convinced of the universality of their culture.

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They're convinced, not just the superiority of the universality of their culture, that meaning everybody is supposed to have this culture, why? How did they get there? How did they get to thinking that their culture is the universal culture that everybody should be following? They got there, through evolutionary thought,

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evolutionary thought,

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they said, Our ancestors were monkeys,

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found those monkey ancestors, you got human beings, and they evolved, you know, through the different stages.

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until they reach this period of time, they have been evolving, who is on the top of that pile is the pyramid of evolution, who Western civilization, European civilization that's on the top, actually, they have pictures, you can see some diagrams, which are drawn, you know, maybe 5060 years ago, when they showed people on the evolutionary tree, there was a white man on the top, you know, and the colored peoples are on different levels below. I mean, they weren't, they did it quite openly, you know, now it's no longer in fashion. So these things are kept out of sight. But this is the concept that Western civilization is at the pinnacle of the evolutionary process. Therefore, whatever

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reference civilization has achieved, in terms of its, you know, governmental institutions, etc, it must be the best for everybody.

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This is the idea that the whole because everybody's coming, you know, you all in your other civilizations, you Muslims, you Hindus, everybody else, you all coming to where we are, and it's just a matter of time.

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Right? So they are convinced of the universality of their culture

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based on the principles of evolution.

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he went on to say

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that they believe that they're superior, if declining power imposes on them the obligation to impose that culture throughout the world.

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They feel it their duty to impose secular democracy throughout the world.

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So the bottom line,

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and this is what governs the politics of the United States, Western societies. This is what governs our politics. Why is it

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they talk about democracy? They speak about democracy, importance of democracy, etc, etc.

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But when in Algeria, Islamic forces were going to bring into play or into existence and is Islamic government by democratic means. Why did they remain silent when the army stepped in?

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Why because the only acceptable way for them is secular democracy, not just democracy. But secular democracy secular means that it has no connection with religion.

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The governmental process has no connection with religion.

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When you remove religion, from your schools, from education, from economics, from law, from all of the various aspects of the instruments that make up the society, religion has to be removed from it.

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That is the fundamental belief. And they will only be happy when that is in place. This is why they back turkey 100% they're behind, even though the Turkish Government is oppressing, you know, the Islamic movement, women who want to wear scarves,

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they want to wear scarves, and teach in university, or be in any kind of government jobs, that is illegal in Turkey. People can lose their jobs, they can be jailed, if they do this.

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This is oppression, this is something in the United States

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because of the democratic process and the system that they set up there, if a manager in a company fires you because you wore a, you know, cap, or you wore a woman wore a hijab, they can take that manager to court, and he can be made to pay all kinds of fights.

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It's illegal freedom of religion, this is enshrined in the American Constitution, but they support turkey 100% they don't complain about what Turkey is doing. Why? Because the military element in Turkey promotes secular democracy. Kemal Ataturk was the second or Democrat.

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So you see the policy of the West, varying according to how Muslim countries will function with relationship to secular democracy. Now, some people may question, Hey, What's so wrong with democracy? You know, democracy is it's a good thing, people what a democratic democracy mean, it means the, the rule of the people, the people decide what is right and so on. So sounds good. But the reality is that democracy is a philosophy.

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It is a philosophy, which, in its essence, is opposed to Islamic civilization, Islamic Islamic faith.

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Supposed why, because it is built on the principle, first and foremost, that the human mind has the ability, based on his experience, etc, to the to arrive at what in fact, is best for human society. We can sit down together, and we can put our heads together and decide based on our individual experience, history and everything else we can come to, to what is in fact, what is really best for society.

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Islam teaches this is not you know, Allah knows what is best for society. This is why the judgment the rule should be from Allah. Ya Allah would say, Well, my number could be random allow for a lack of capital. Why Why would the law says whoever doesn't judge by what Allah has revealed that disbelievers This is the only way to go to judge by what the law has revealed.

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They're either disbelievers, or their fancy food, they're corrupt.

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Why? Because human beings

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make laws according to the environment in which they are the class of society in which they come from. And so these laws will naturally contain in justices. That's why you find, for example,

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in the American Constitution, the American Constitution, which was put together back in the 18th century, by the best minds, the most liberated minds of America.

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After they freed themselves from Britain,

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they put together a constitution which to them today is like a Bible like revelation. You can go to Washington and see it encased in black people come there on pilgrimages to see the American Constitution signed by their, you know, the founders.

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However, in Article One,

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Section two, entitled The three fifths compromise, it states there, that black men, slaves at a time, were to be counted as three fifths of a white man

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Black men were to be counted as three fifths of a white man.

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This is the most enlightened minds of the time coming together to determine what was in fact really good for people, was that really good for people?

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Now, people will say, no, this was racist, it was evil. It was oppressive. These were the most enlightened minds of that time.

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Why should we expect? That was the 18th century? Why should we expect in the 20th century, that the enlightened minds of our time can do it better?

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Still, human minds, and human minds will make judgments according to

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the environment, the climate, the political climate, the social climate that they find themselves in.

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And this is why you find in western civilization today, that the attitude that this society holds towards homosexuality

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is one which has changed rapidly over the past 10 1520 years, has changed rapidly.

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legislation has just raised the head to the point where homosexuals now have a prominent position in society, which cannot be touched.

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It is considered, you know, political suicide, to criticize homosexuals. For anybody seeking political office, for them to create, say, say anything against homosexuals. It's political suicide, there are finished written I don't even forget this person's name doesn't even exist after that finished.

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How? How did that come about? If you went back 30 years ago, and you ask the average Brit on the street, what do you think about homosexuals? What do you think he's gonna say? He's gonna say all this excellence is evil, bad, sick. You know, there are all kinds of names, clusters, and all kinds of names. If you don't say these names now, right?

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maybe they'll quote the verse from the Bible saying it's an abomination unto the Lord.

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But today, you ask the average Brit on the street, you know, what do you think about on the sixth? choice?

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It's a choice.

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Isn't it alternative lifestyles as though they've never been named, they call it alternative lifestyle.

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The reason that I just read in the papers about two days ago, this judge in Wales, you know, a judge who's making rulings in the courts, everything, they caught him in a men's bathroom in act with another man, policemen are gonna just use the bathroom costume. And

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then, you know, it just was asked, you know, not to do this in public again. And that was it.

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The person who was involved was 18 years old, he is over 18. So it's not a crime. Right? So, the point is that the society, they were talking in the article about how the laws have changed how before, you know, if you went back five years ago, 10 years ago, if they caught a person doing that, then they would take them to court, this guy, his life would be ruined, he would be exposed, and you know, all kinds of things would happen to him. But today,

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just please don't do it in public.

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A warning, please don't do it in public.

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How did this come about? Where did this come from? It came from the principle known as consenting adults.

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The principle, which is now the governing factor for morality in the society, the principle of consenting.

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Where did this principle come from? Well, once people decided in the West, that

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adultery, fornication shouldn't be a crime, because people started to question why is fornication a crime? Why is adultery a crime? Because it says so, in the Bible, that's where it came from the 10 commandments, this is where the prohibition against fornication and adultery came from.

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So, once this was removed, you know, with the sexual revolution, right?

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Then they had to find a new principle. How are we going to determine what is permissible sexually and what is not? they then have to go to the issue of word

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of consent first and foremost, because why do we prohibit rape because rape is not with consent persons forcing himself on somebody else?

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Right, okay. Now, they also prohibit pedophilia. So they said, because it couldn't deal with this idea of adults having sex with kids, so they said, okay, it means they should be adults.

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So that's where they put together now, consenting adults. So whatever it takes place between consenting adults, we no longer have the right government no longer has the right to get involved in. That's their own personal affair.

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consenting adults. So homosexuals started to argue we are consenting adults. Why are you making a distinction between heterosexual consenting adults and homosexual consenting adults? So they have to say, Why? Because in the Bible, it says that homosexuality is an abomination, these people should be killed.

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So that's the Bible. That's the Old Testament finished, we have the New Testament and Jesus, you know, ended that anyway. So why are we even keeping it to the law books anymore? So it's taking

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consenting adults.

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So what happened is that in this course of about 30 years, and less

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homosexuality, which was considered to be an illness, a mental illness, you could find it in the

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psychiatrists Bible.

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Major book, which is psychiatrists have a listing of all of the illnesses.

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It used it was in there, as an illness, which would be treated by shock treatment, they had drug treatments, and a variety of different treatments for it.

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But when you look at the latest edition, you find it's no longer there. Homosexuality is no longer an illness finish. In its place, we have a new illness. What is that new illness, homophobia?

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Right, that's the new illness, to replace homosexuality. The new illness is homophobia, meaning those people who don't like homosexuals, and they say, now you're sick, you you don't like a homosexual, you can stop, you need to go to the psychiatrist, you need re indoctrination, you need to bleed your brain, maybe shock treatment or whatever else, they say you need to be treated.

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This is

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this is what has taken place.

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This is where society has reached. And this is the product of the democratic process

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is the product of the democratic process. So

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we can say, without any hesitation, that Muslims cannot involve themselves coconut feel that they can be involved in this process of Western civilization.

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Western civilization is opposed, its values are opposed. Sweden today, in Sweden, it is not considered illegal, it's not considered a crime for a man to have relations with his mother, with his sister, and with his daughter, as long as they're consenting adults, the bottom line consenting adults, this is where they wait. It's just a matter of time before Britain and the rest to get there. You know, Sweden is more advanced in this corruption,

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moral corruption

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it's just a matter of time, because that's what that principle means.

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So, unless we are ready to get on that bandwagon that we want to go where they're going, then we have to realize that hey, we who represent Islamic civilization, our civilization is in opposition to the principles of that civilization. It doesn't mean that the technology, the the developments, which have been taken have taken place on a material level that these have to be rejected, no, these can be utilized.

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But they have to be utilized under guidelines to see again, in the West, this concept of freedom, you know, secular democracy, this idea of freedom of the press, especially what does it lead to? It leads to the point where you can pick up a newspaper, now a newspaper, and you flip it open and nakedness. Something which 4050 years ago, would be considered illegal if you put a newspaper on the on the streets without you'd be arrested. But now it's no longer considered normal.

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It's considered normal.

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You have channels on the television, where you can, you know, see open clear pornography.

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Something unthinkable if you went back 50 years ago and suggested to people Hey, they're gonna have channels on the television where you can, you know, see what they call blue films or whatever, you know, oh, wait, I society would never allow that. Guess what, it's here. So it's just a matter of time.

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Their concepts of freedom of speech, etc. It because of that secular democratic principle, it leaves the society open to all forms of corruption and Islamic civilization.

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As opposed to this tooth and nail.

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So, we as Muslims have to recognize that we cannot be a part and parcel of that process. So then what is in front of us?

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What is in front of us is to revive Islamic civilization.

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So that we can meet the challenge, which is coming to us in the coming years. And this 21st century coming up, we be able to stand up against that wave,

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that wave the wave of Western civilization which has engulfed other civilizations, the Indian,

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1 billion Indians, 1 billion Chinese, they have been engulfed by Western civilization. secular democracy is the rule of their countries.

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This only in in in, in the Muslim world where you find people, you know, calling for the rule of God.

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It's only in the Muslim world, nowhere else.

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So we are the last bastion and we go, that's it, it's over.

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And that's why we have a responsibility to revive the principles about civilization, because the principles of Islamic civilization are principles which any thinking person who stops for a minute, if they come in contact with it in practice, not just in theory, then they will be convinced that it is in fact, the truth.

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Because the false hood which has been promoted by the society, it's weak. It's only strong because it is so widespread, everybody is into it, everybody is supporting it, everybody's talking about it. So it seems strong, but when it's weak, when the truth stands for, it stands for it's clear, and it destroys the people.

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So it is our responsibility to bring that back to the forefront.

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To do so.

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We have to challenge the corruption which has developed within the Muslim Ummah, today

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that corruption,

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wherein people are unable to distinguish between Islamic teachings and tradition.

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They don't know what is Islam and what isn't Islam. So we find Muslims doing all kinds of things, practices, you know, like genital mutilation, you know, and all this kind of stuff is attributed to Muslims and to Islam, when in fact, this is a part of cultural practices, tradition that exists in the Muslim world today, which cloud over the true teachings of Islam which are found in the Quran, and the Sunnah, as it was understood by the Sahaba, and the righteous generations that followed them.

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This is the basis of Islamic teachings. And this is what we have to get back to,

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if you want to call it fundamentalism. That's what it is getting back to the fundamentals. Yeah, because that is the best way. And Salam said, Hyrule not, for me, the best of people, my generation, they're my generation, similar DNA alone in a room, then those who follow them, then those who follow them, that is the best of generations. The Islam which they followed is the best Islam to follow. It is the best understanding of Islam. And that is the understanding, we have to revive we have to get back to and in doing so we have to confront

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that huge monster of traditionalism, which faces the oma today.

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That monster which has created so many evil practices amongst Muslims, so much so that they don't really hardly know what is Islam anymore.

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wherein we find Muslims sharing in the practices of the non Muslims, like in India, where they burn brides regularly. You know, it's a regular feature of Indian society, that every month, you know, a few women are burned alive by their husbands and their mothers in law, when they have when they didn't bring the dowry that they were supposed to bring. Then the husband gets mad. What does he do he and his mother, they pour gasoline over the woman and they set her on fire.

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This is a common practice in India.

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This was known amongst the Hindus, but with Muslims accepting Hindu tradition, where it is commonplace amongst Muslims of India and Pakistan, for example, now that the women are the ones giving the dowry right, reversing the Islamic teaching

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Then what can you expect? You can expect that Muslims will also be involved in this thing? And surely they were. There was a report, which came in the newspaper in 1998. Last year. It said woman burned to death in Dhaka, a greedy husband burned to death his young wife a sick para in the city following a feud over dari. The police said that die here Mia. His Muslim name anyway, poured gasoline over the body of his wife Shannon is 20 years old and set her on fire on Sunday. She died in Dhaka medical hospital yesterday.

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This is involved in the same kind of you will find muslims for example, in Egypt, there was a report that said Son health for killing mother

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in Kenya Egypt,

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a 22 year old son beheaded and dismembered his widowed mother when he found out that she had secretly remarried breaking with a tradition in southern Egypt. Police said here so law half made happen. helped by one of his uncle's force Samira Salaam, 35 years old. His mom was only 35 years old, into the village Cemetery in Nevada, Hamlet north of Southern, the southern resort of Luxor, where they strangled, beheaded and dismembered the woman.

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They said the woman was pregnant Hasson and Samira brother were detained for questioning and bited their crime.

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Something unthinkable

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this man killed his mother, along with her brother they conspired together to murder cut their head off and chopper buddy up into pieces. Why? Because the tradition in southern Egypt is that if a woman's husband dies, she does not remarry.

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Don't even think about remarry. That's their tradition. Where did that come from? Is having to do with Islam? No. Allah married women whose husbands died.

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I'm Solomon has been that formula. So obviously, this is in total opposition to Islamic teaching. So where did it come from? It came from the cult of ISIS.

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It is from ancient Egyptian

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that this goddess Isis, you know, she, her brother had wanted to marry her. And she refused and killed her husband and her son. She still refused. Her son came back Horace came back and killed the guy.

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And so she was held up, you know, this woman who refused to remarry. As you know, she's not an object of worship, it became a part of the tradition in southern Egypt, that you don't remarry.

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There's an article in the paper in April, 9 of April, it said here, a 23 year old girl in the southern Eastern Turkish province of some near committed suicide with a hand grenade

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after her father demanded that she marry her cousin.

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Suicide I mean, this is something we know it's Haram in Islam finished here is you know, this is something common in in Indian, certain places like India, in India, where people believe that you know, you when you die, you come back

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to this reincarnation. So, you know, if life is a bit rough, things are not working out. Give yourself another chance. Right? No problem. So you'll find a lot of suicides there. Okay. We understand that because that's their belief. That's how they look at life, right? You can always come back and give another have another go at it. Right? Well, it's for us Muslims. We know once you die, there's no coming back. So for a girl to commit suicide. She's 23 years old. She's not. She's not in ignorance. Now she's 23 years old. She commits suicide. Why? Because her father was gonna force her to marry her cousin.

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Islam. Do we have forced marriage? Where did this come from? This is culture. This is the tradition that is developed in different parts of the Muslim world. And it leads Muslims into committing all kinds of crimes. We had the case of the in

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Afridi case in Pakistan, you know where this

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girl from one of the pecan tribes she married a guy who wasn't from the protons and you know what happened? The family got so upset. They claimed that, you know, this guy is kidnapped when they show that he didn't kidnapper. You know, when they came into the courts. They claimed that she was committing adultery, whatever and they prove no she got married. They came into the courts and they shot the guy down in the courts trying to kill him. paralyze them.

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This is tribalism, attitudes, which have nothing to do with Islamic teachings at all. So, this is what Muslims are faced with these kinds of practices, which they have inherited, or they have adopted from the various societies around them, along with a body of tradition,

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that body of tradition, which invites people to worshiping other than a law, which we should be aware of, that body of tradition is expressed under the name today of Sufism.

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This is another very dangerous

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problem which faces the revival of Islam in our time, the ideas which have been promoted by leaders of the Sufi movement, people like chef Nazim, and others, you know, know have named killer, others like this, who in our times they have the writings are coming amongst us reviving this idea that you can pray through the prophet moments or sell them or pray to the province or sell them or praise the saints or pray to others like this, you know, this is shook.

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This is something which destroys a person's place in the next life.

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This is something which we have to be clear about. Allah tells us very clearly in the Quran was only a statue block, I'm calling me and I will answer you.

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Allah says, don't call it anybody else calling me and I will answer you.

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And for those who say, Well, you know, we're calling on Alibaba, we're calling on the last through profit monster Salaam. So we call him Mohammed Salim and say, Please take it to

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the point is priceless Allen said,

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What calling is worship? Whoever you call on is the one who you worship.

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So you call them problems, I tell them no matter what you're saying to him, You are worshipping Him.

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You call him a saint, you're worshiping the saint.

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So, we have to oppose that body of tradition, which encourages people to make pilgrimage in the 1000s to multi 1000 to places like engineer in India and this type of thing, where the various you know, people are going to the graves of so called saints are to say that, by the way, they're in Egypt, where people go there and they prayed to the dead. We have to oppose this we have to bring back the way of the problem was our Salah mini Sahaba, which were there understood Islam, that that prayer should only be to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And the other area that we have to tackle we have to face is that of factionalism.

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factionalism is a problem for us on a political level, social level, economic level, it's killing us. factionalism, factionalism, manifests itself in many different ways. It manifests itself in earlier times as metabolism, right? Where people followed my labs and were fanatical about the matter.

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You know, my madhhab do or die? You know, this is it. And why did that lead to people not praying behind other people because they didn't follow the same mother. People refusing to marry other people because they're not following the same method. Where the where you had around the Kaaba. When the time for salon came, you had four ecommerce.

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Four different salons were carried on around the Kaaba.

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They had different places they called the McCombs, you look at any of the old pictures of the Kaaba, from the early 1900s, late 1800s photographs of they have, you will see around the Kaaba structures, four main structures they call one macom. We know macabre him, but there's nothing. They have this thing they called macom, hanapepe macom, hanbali, macom, shafee and mfah. Maliki, what was this McCombs for the mom when the conference a lot came, the Maliki mom would stand up, you know, make it from a long walk, but an automatic Maliki's who are making to off they're going premium. When he was finished, then you had a female would get up. It's a long walk button, all the HANA fees were making

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dough off the company behind him, when he's finished them, the shop even family.

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This is what we're talking. So what you had in fact, there was four different religions. This is factionalism.

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Surely, this was not from rasulillah.

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This was not from a salasar send them the madhhab that we have ultimately is the madhhab of Rasulullah saw Salah This is the only true madhhab.

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All of what we call must haves today are the efforts of scholars to understand and to apply the madhhab of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam

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That's what they were following. If you ask, Mr. Malik, what are you following? What do you think he's gonna say the Maliki method?

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Think about it. Or Abu hanifa what are you following the Hanafi madhhab.

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He's gonna say I'm following the masaba pseudo masala.

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So that really was what their motto was. It was the Mazda they were trying in their own areas with the knowledge that they had, etc, to try to follow the Madhava pseudo sauce on them.

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And that is the perspective we have to bring it back to the idea of following scholars.

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As the students of Abu hanifa students, America, the following scholars, this is something legitimate. All the generations people will always follow scholars is the last sentence in the Quran. You know, first Allah, Allah decree in quantum law palemoon, as those who know, if you don't know you must follow the scholars.

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But you don't follow the scholars blindly. That's the point. You don't follow the scholars blindly. This is why when Mr. Malik was asked by some of his students, if a person was to follow, it's a hobby. It's a hobby, one of the companions or sulaco, seven, if the person was to follow this a hobby in everything he did, would he be on the correct path? Mr. Malik said no.

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I know many of you have heard the, quote unquote, Hades, as Harvey can redo

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the IMF today to me.

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That's my companions are like stars, any one of them follow, you follow? You will be rightly guided? No, this is not authentic. This is fabricated. It's not authentic advice at all. Mr. Malik is telling us the truth here. He said no, unless that for hobby was on the right path, unless it's a hobby himself was making the correct decisions, whatever was correct of his decisions, you follow that you're on the right path, whatever was wrong of his decisions. If you know it's wrong, and you still follow it, you're on the wrong path.

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If you don't know, okay, you follow it based on the knowledge that you have. But if you know it is wrong, and you follow it still, then you're on the wrong path.

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So, as Mr. Malik said, the only one who was free from error, and the dean is the one in that race, because he was the Imam of Medina, is referring to the grave of Prophet himself. He's the only one who we should follow blindly, any other human being, we have to judge them according to the knowledge that we have, we follow them based on trust etc. But if information comes to us, that they were in fact incorrect in a particular ruling, then we need to follow that which is correct, as far as we can determine.

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And factionalism has manifested itself in later times in the movement

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where we now have different movements, right, whether these movements, you know, are called

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Jamaat e Islami or one or Salafi, you know or and the Hadees we have different movements taking different names. Now, these movements,

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again, if people become fanatical in these movements, then they are falling into the same trap of the people of the past.

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These movements are efforts of human beings to try to organize Muslims in trying to follow the Quran and Sunnah and implemented. They're human beings, it means that they have made errors. They're not perfect.

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So if somebody decides to point out to us some of the errors of mo duty, we shouldn't be jumping up in arms. How dare you?

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If somebody points out the errors of, you know,

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down, we don't jump in. How dare you?

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When somebody points out the errors of chefman boss, nobody should point Jonathan How dare you know, these are human beings.

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All human beings, all capable of error. We tried to follow as best as we can, those who we trust. But the point is, ultimately, they were trying to follow Quran and Sunnah. We should also try to follow Quran and Sunnah. We take benefits from them from the guidance from the efforts. But ultimately, we should recognize

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that people will have different opinions. They will follow different movements, as long as what they're calling to, is the Quran and Sunnah. In fact, I don't mean just in words, but in fact, they're doing something else altogether. But they're, they're trying to do it in fact, then we should be prepared to work with them. We should be prepared to work with them. Because ultimately, Muslims have to come together if they are to have an impact, whether in Britain

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in all weather internationally, they will have to impact that impact as an oma, not as individuals. Of course as individual we strive as we can. However, ultimately we strive to work together because of the bronco Sallam said, he has a lion and Jamal, a last hand is on the Jamaat. This is where the blessing is. This is where the strength of the oma lies. So we should work in the future, what we should see coming for us in the years to come, is one, an effort to revive Islam,

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back to its purity, to clear away the corruption that is developed as a result of traditionalism, etc. as well as innovation in the religion, through the Sufi channels, etc. and as well as factionalism, which is split up the ranks of those who are calling to quiet and sooner, you know, to try to move those things aside, to be able to bring ourselves together and to work together in harmony, recognizing our differences. And allow knows that these differences, we will have differences until the last day, the Sahaba had differences amongst them, and they were the best of generations. So we cannot expect to have a situation where nobody's going to differ with anybody

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else. It's not going to happen. Let us be realistic, and know what is our responsibility and where we need to work.

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Summing up,

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I would just remind us, remind yourself that myself that the Millennium is a satanic affair.

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We have no part to play in it.

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It is based on pagan beliefs, introduced among human beings by Satan,

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we should oppose it

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with wisdom

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and best speech. And we should not take part in it. But it doesn't mean that we shouldn't ourselves, be active in promoting Islam, in the period to come. We have a responsibility.

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We have a responsibility to bring Islam back into focus, to make it a reality in this society, and in societies around the world. And the law said, we can only do that. If we return to the foundations of Islam, the foundation's pure from the corruptions which have spread amongst the oma today, which have distorted the image of Islam so much so that the media describe the actions of Muslims in such ways that would make people not want to think about Islam at all. We have to

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oppose this. We have to call out let people know what is true Islam. We have to oppose it in our communities and our societies. And we have to try to work together for the sake of Allah.

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I hope that the message is clear. And I don't know what our time is for questions.

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Virtually not there. Maybe we can take a couple of questions and then shut down.

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Okay, we'll take two quick questions are better take three because three is with us. And then we have to go prepare ourselves for Salah.

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Go ahead.