The True Religion

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Did it mean?

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While he was after he has

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a lot, a lot of Peace and blessings in his last prophet Mohammed,

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and then on the pocket, and then all goes and follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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The topic

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that we are looking at today is that religion of God.

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And there's a question mark, which wasn't here, but then the forces as you have seen, there's a question mark here, to see religion of God.

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We're asking really, you know, why did God

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decide to find the answer? for that question, we would have to look at the evidence,

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presented by religion

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on a logical basis,

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not on an emotional basis,

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we have to put aside our emotions, why, before emotion, will blind,

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people are following a variety of different religions around the world, very firmly, in some cases,

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they can on emotional needs.

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The circumstances under which we are born,

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are not something that has enough power to change.

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We did not decide what circumstances under which we are going the culture in which we are ready. So whatever religion we're following,

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has not been by our choice. Fundamentally,

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it's just the circumstance that we find ourselves.

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Now, whether it is a true religion or not, this is going to depend on whether

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the principles of the religion

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are correct, or whether they are not.

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And this is how we have to approach religion, religion being

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a system of beliefs and practices,

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which define the purposes of our existence, and our relationship to a higher power or a higher power.

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Now, all of the religions claim that their way is the only and correctly

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standing in front of

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I found myself at one point in my life, looking around, no, I was born a Christian, Christian, I found myself at one point in my life looking around, and trying to discern for myself, what, in fact, is the correct way that I should follow in my life.

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And I think each and every one of us at some time

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has to

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go over that issue in their mind

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to be sure that they are following the right path.

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the length of this lecture will not permit

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and provisional explanation of all of the various religions exist in the world.

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It's not possible for me to stand

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there, I'm going to explain for you what is the beliefs of all religions. So I am basically going to present

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me Islamic point of view.

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In the course of discussion, after the presentation, it's possible for us to look into some of the other points of view.

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However, as I said, you know, so that we can keep the presentation within a reasonable amount of time, I intend to present the Islamic arguments.

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Now, the first points of Islamic arguments and Islam claims to be this way, the true religion of God, the only way ultimately,

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as I said, I do all the other religions.

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The point concerning the planets claim

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that the very name of the religion of Islam

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is the

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The goal the fundamental principle, which is the foundation of religion, Islam being, submission, submitting of oneself.

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Islam claim

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that this principle of submission is not something which is new.

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Islam is not a new religion was a fear, you know, 1400 years ago, no.

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According to the teachings of Islam, Islam appeared with the first man, Adam, who is also considered to be the first

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john began.

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With mankind,

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it was elected submissions to the will of God.

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Now, the name Islam is not something was people in modern time, have designed.

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It was a name which exists within the book, the Holy Scriptures of Islam, which we refer to as beforehand, the name is mentioned

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in the one of the verses of the Quran, we find rotting in the DNA.

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religion to religion, in the sight of God, is

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the submission to the will of God. Now, this name, as I said, is mentioned in the book

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is not the name of a person.

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For example, when we look at the other religions, we find Christianity, this is named after.

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And Jesus Himself never said that my religion and religion was new my followers, I could follow his

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name, which was made up by people in a particular

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Similarly, Judaism, again, this is a name given to AC.

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from Algeria.

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This is not found in the Holy Scriptures, or what remains of the Holy Scriptures known as the Old Testament, you don't find

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Moses telling people that your religion in Judaism,

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you don't find it.

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more accurate realism

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or Confucianism, or other

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system religious systems, you find that their name Buddhism are named after individual people.

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And, in fact, oftentimes, they end up representing the worship of the

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reality involved the worship of

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Buddhism involves or Buddhism involves the worship of Buddha,

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Islam, it does not involved the worship of any individual, because as I said, this is not the name of the person.

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And this is why, according to Islamic teachings, the name mohammedanism is not a template, you will find this in the dictionary, you will find different type of media

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slide through Islam within the same framework of religion in that it was the following of a particular person and the worshipping of that person. Let's promote them he rejects the name mohammedanism not acceptable, because he's not worshipped

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at all anyway, which is perfectly for him. If one was 100, he leaves.

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So the fundamental principle of the religion, as I say,

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in the name of Islam, submission to

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not alone.

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Now, the main message of Islam

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that worship belongs to God alone.

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submission is an act of worship is the founder

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And it belong to God alone.

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And the plan was the message of all of the prophets, all the way back to

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Jesus, Abraham, all of the prophets, taught the same basic method that was belong to God alone.

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In the time, when a law said,

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to law, Buddha was one of the sovereign within

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the nation.

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calling the people who worship god alone,

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and to avoid the worship of God creation.

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So this was the essential message

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that was that belongs to God alone.

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And no one, no person will say, no thing

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that was,

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should only go to God alone.

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Now, when we look at the various religions,

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we find that they all have

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one thing in comments,

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if you want to find out what makes Islam withdrawal from the other religions,

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because religions talk about worshiping God,

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and the religion all talk about green groups,

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they call people for principles of righteousness and goodness.

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That's why some people say, there is no difference. It doesn't matter what religion you belong, because all of the religions are talking about.

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in fact,

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about the worship of God alone in the truest sense.

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When it's done,

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we worship one God.

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This one God is unique,

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unique, meaning that he doesn't share His attributes with his creation.

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group. They are not shared by this creation, the creator, the creator, and he has to start with

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creation is creation. And if

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they are not the same.

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They're different.

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When we look at the various religions,

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what we find is that all of them share one common factor

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of worshipping God, creation.

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Only Islam

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teaches the worship of God alone.

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The other religions,

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we worship God, however, you will find when you look into the actual practices, that they are, in fact worshipping, God, creation.

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When a question is asked,

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Why are you worshiping Jesus?

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I am not worshiping Jesus.

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I'm worshiping Jesus, who was God incarnate on Earth.

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Like there was a thing was that the factory

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Christian worship.

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They pray

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Jesus himself told his followers to pray for God.

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And he prayed to God,

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but his followers, both generations of followers, they would be by certain people who introduce ideas into the teachings of Jesus, and they ended up worshiping Jesus instead of worshipping the one Jesus.

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If we look at Hinduism,

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I was even put in the picture of worshipping God.

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Hindus believe in one God,

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in spite of the many images and idols that they have, they believe in one fundamental

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theme being referred to as done.

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However, they believe that Rama can take human and animal forms.

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So, they worship

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in the form of human beings and animals.

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So, no, they

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philosophically hold and they are worshiping one God. In practice, in reality, there was a being human being,

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animals, and

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Now, one thing we have to keep in mind

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when people worship sleeve and system phones and people,

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because the system will say, well, what's the thing he This is right, because when I pray for Jesus, my prayers were answered.

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And the worshiping Shiva always knew is right, because when I say the Shiva

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and somebody somewhere who dresses in a tree will say, What

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is life, because when I go to the street,

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this does happen. Because

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when people want to see the people, or animals etc, then people would stop worshipping.

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So, we cannot use the criterion of being answered, as determining whether this was this is right or wrong.

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Because those

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people worshipping idols

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will say that, it is wrong, it is not acceptable, it is against the teachings of God.

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they themselves also worship, amen.

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And hold it is right because of the addresses, but also the prayers of those who worship to feed the animals are going to suffer.

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point is that it is

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it is the one who bought you as the first.

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And this was of other than God is not

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by the objects that are being worshipped.

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God alone

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that, as I said, there is a clear distinction between the creator and the Creator.

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Is God

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when you make him less than God, when you make him a man, that he is no longer

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some people are those who believe that God is Walton.

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We say yes, with Eve that God can do all things.

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Which This is him as being God.

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Anything, which makes him not God,

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to things that we say God can do,

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because it goes against us that it's not something which is acceptable within the realm of the things that we think God can do all things, all things that he does.

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If something makes him less than rock, then there will be

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no philosophers

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who don't believe in God.

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They like to play with Christians, and others who believe in God by proposing to them a question which

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creates confusion in the minds of those Christians and others.

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They say also you believe a God can do all things.

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Can God make a score? That is too heavy for him to get?

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You've got a problem here. When you say God can do all things and you say yes, you can make a stone

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Which is too heavy for him to lift, then one factor James is that

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that goal will be greater than God

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is he in one of the characteristics of God?

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This is what we say what we say in there, all prepare Allahu Akbar.

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Allah loves the one God, He is the greatest there is nothing greater than him. That is one of the fundamental characteristics of God.

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When you make

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God, a part of the creation, when you make a man, then what you're doing is making him less than other men. Because when Christians made God, Jesus, then according to their belief, other men came and killed,

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they will get there.

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But God is good for them.

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He cannot,

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he is not a part of his creation.

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believe that God is

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not a part of creation. And when you accept the idea that God is a part of creation,

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mix them into the creation somehow, somewhere. Some people say God is in everybody's heart, the heart, you know, is the temple of God,

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or the soul is divine, is just a part of God, he kind of believes this makes God a part of his creation.

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And when someone was worshipping a store, when you say to them, Why Why should you go in and he says, Well, actually, I'm not worshipping the stone, but I want to thank God who is present in the throne,

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then you are

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somebody that no,

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religion has always taught, that one should not bow down and worship who other than God.

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the fundamental difference

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Islam and all of the other systems is that it's a long teaches that God alone deserves to be worshipped.

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And this is something which is

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a part of our nature.

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We all know it.

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We all realize it inside of ourselves, that God alone does work with us. God is not a mess, he is not a stick any stone. He is beyond these creations. This is something we all know inside of ourselves. However, our circumstances, how we were brought up

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what we are emotionally attached to, has made us accept the worshipping of creation.

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And those of us that are involved in the worship of God creation, we tend to fear letting this go, because of what other people are going to say.

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What am I going to think?

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We have to go inside of ourselves we know. Yeah, Jesus is not.

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Buddha is not God. She is not what is beyond me,

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being who we wish.

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But as I said, our emotions.

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That's why for us to be honest

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religion of God, then we have to put our emotions aside and look at what is in front of us. What evidence what are the arguments of the various religions? Look at them intellectually.

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We have to look at them with the power of God has given us the intelligence of God has given us the ability to reason to determine with our own way, what is right and what is wrong.

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The other major criteria,

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which we say makes it the only candidate, for being the religion of God, is its universality.

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Because when you say that, religion is the true religion of God, it must be a religion, which anyone can find anywhere at any time.

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Because if it is something that people can

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only if they know about this, or they know about that they can follow it, then it's not universal. And it can't be the religion of

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Christianity depends on the belief

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in Jesus Christ, that He was the Son of God and God incarnate on earth and died for the sins of men, etc.

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Now, all of the people

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who never heard of Jesus,

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these people have no place in the scheme of things as understood by Christianity,

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Judaism, Buddhism, etc.

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However, in the case of Islam,

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one can be a Muslim, without ever hearing of Prophet Mohammed, a lot of peace and blessings be upon him and all the time.

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It is possible.

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Because the foundation of Islam is submission to the will of God, the one who got

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in some remote area,

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who has never heard about the teachings of Islam as taught by the last prophet, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. But he has the pieces of the teachings of Prophet Jesus, a lot of people that Japan offers. And he follows one of those teachings, just looking to the will of God, then he or she is a Muslim.

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That is Islam. And that is what makes Islam as I said, universal, and makes it the only candidate for being the true religion of God. And this is not something that I'm making. You know, somebody might pick that up, because he wants to convince people that know, Islam is the best

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thing you can read in the forehand.

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There is it was mentioned twice in the past,

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to the people that were in life is

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going to be among the Muslims,

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and among the Jews,

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and the Christians.

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And we

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scholarship for those who are involved in any other kind of worship.

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Believe in the one who bought

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believing that he or she is accountable for what they do in this life, that there is a resurrection and it will be done.

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Such will inherit paradise.

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This is a paraphrasing of the verse But if any of you don't believe me, we can read the verse exactly for you what

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is the basis of the universal teachings?

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Abraham, Prophet Abraham, may God's peace and blessings be upon him, we believe was in what he thought was his land, all of his followers, there were those who submitted to the religion of God, they committed themselves.

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And they both do.

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Similarly, the followers of Prophet David, and Moses, as Jesus May God, given all of them, we consider all the demons.

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And that's what I said, is the universality of

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That each individual when he or she was first created, when it was created, all of Adam's descendants were taken in its original form, and made the bear witness

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that God

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was the only one deserving

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flesh, there was just one God, they were all made to recognize the existence of God.

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And when the child is born, the child has that inside himself as a part of his nature. And as such, the government has said, Every child is born with a natural inclination to believe in God. However, it isn't parents, that is the circumstances which cause him to be a Christian or a Jew or whatever

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But that fundamental belief is there. And this is why it is.

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This belief is called Cooper.

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This word Cooper in it, it means to cover or to conceal to cover something.

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That is one who just believed in God in the ones who got it. In fact, toggling a belief was he or she has within themselves. They know it by themselves, but they're covering that.

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And going with

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a false belief.

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Now, as I said,

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religion of God has to be something which is determined by our intellect.

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It can't be on the basis of our emotion.

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And oftentimes,

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when I've spoken to some Christians, for example, mourn again, and others,

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you know, we emphasize the Holy Ghost for the Holy Spirit, I say, well, you don't know, you have never experienced the Holy Spirit coming upon you.

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They're going according to now an emotion, something that they have experienced from one of the revival meetings or whatever, you know, they got worked up, you know, people were dancing and singing and clapping hands. And they got this feeling

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that this was, in fact, the Holy Ghost coming over.

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Can they be sure that that was in fact, the Holy Ghost.

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This is something which is personal to something which is emotional. And it could very well be something which is from Satan, and not from God.

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Because all of the different religions have these kinds of emotions. The Buddhists who worship Buddha, they believe that they receive certain powers and you know, type of forces which come over them,

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make them able to walk on fire, and when you see them walking in place, they won't

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be able to walk and burning coal. Can you do that? You were a Christian, believing in God? Is he walking?

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If you're walking and burning cool, they got more personal.

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If he heard you deserve his spirit, you know, is that

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something that can be from other than God?

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We have to determine truth, based on our intellect, put the evidence in front of us and analyze it. Is it correct? Or is it incorrect? Are we worshiping God? Or are you worshiping God creation, believe that the shoe religion is the one that says only worship God

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and not the creation.

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And that is the message of Islam.

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And I'm going to stop here. Because I want to keep this purposely short,

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as a means of opening a door for discussion.

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For those of you who would like to discuss further,

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the fact of completing the paper,

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you may now write any questions you'd like to raise. And we can go in now to further discussion. So we can go along the lines that you would like to discuss. And I'd like to mention also, that it should be known that

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I'm sure there are some of you, who are probably thinking about becoming Muslim, or thinking about what is involved in becoming a Muslim, I just want to let you know that it is something which is very simple. It is a very, very simple procedure. It doesn't involve anything very complicated are

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all that it takes for one to become a Muslim is to declare that they believe in one God.

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And they believe

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in all the messengers of God and Muhammad. Philosophy says that all of them is the law of the Messenger of God.

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That declaration

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make them

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a Muslim. Now, following that declaration, the requirements of them praying five times a day.

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And when they say well

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why don't we put all the time

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Why just five times a day, you can't

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All the time.

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However, it is up to you, according to how you feel, you know,

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when you feel good

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when you don't feel good, you find something else to listen to some music or whatever you

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want as long as

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you need a day

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by which to organize your daily life.

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If you believe

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that your purpose of creation, the reason why you're here is to worship God, and worship of God involves the remembrance of God, then your life should reflect that.

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When you get up in the morning, you're not getting up the alarm clock rings, it's time for you to compensate yourself if you didn't want to work. This is not the reason why you get up in the morning.

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So get food man. So you can see here some of you know buy a nice car in an isolate me just for the purpose of reason why you get up in the morning, when you wake up at noon, why? Again, you got to take a physical risk, you can see your doctor more and more food in your stomach so you can work harder and make some more money. Why do you need to work overtime, you can go home, you know, again, she just got the more you know, prepare yourself for the next day you go to sleep, your whole day is organized around

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your material needs.

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Is that the day of one to submit? Regardless, if

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you get up in the morning to worship.

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This is why you get up in the morning. We get up so we can worship God.

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After worshiping God, yes, you have our physical exam doesn't say no, you only worship God and forget your physical.

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Physical is also that you take care of these things. First worship, you wake at noon, why? to worship God again.

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And in the afternoon, in the evening, night before you go to bed, all for your day is organized around the worship of God.

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The idea being that by organizing your day around the worship of God, then in the time between the prayers, this will help you to be mindful of that.

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I know you're gonna say Well, we know someone saw Abdullah or Fatima she prayed five times a day but you also have to see that night. She needs to ask me she curses up he does this lesson. No. What's the point of that worship? Surely I will agree with you What is the point of that was that person talking or Abdullah is not really worshipping property. Because God says very clearly in the

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in the collage

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organized. It prevents people from evil speech and evil these this is the purpose of reminding them of garden and remembrance of God they now control themselves. They don't teach evil people they don't act evil to people. So that term is the one who is affected that way by the poor is the one who is really great. Yeah, the one who you see maybe going to bed these times will come back and curses you have to pray. Believe me, that person is not religion.

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And Islam doesn't promote

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the other principles of Islam. I don't want to make this too long. I'm just sort of filling in whilst you're supposed to be writing some questions. You know, give me some questions. And the other principles of Islam are all designed around you know, reminding one God and helping one to live a godly life. I'd like to mention also that those of you who would like to have a question verbally the written questions are ready for people who may be too shy to you know, express themselves verbally you know, they may feel that their language is not you know, whatever the English is not so good. So they prefer to write it down Okay, so the sacred there you can write it to somebody who

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doesn't like to stand up and I like to give the opportunity to those people who are not I know we have a lot of Muslims are supposed to be nearly phenomenal. Have a lot of Muslim Brothers here and

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we'd like to hear the full opportunity. So the non Muslims to raise questions themselves.

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And you know, if they are not able to raise any questions and then maybe you can raise some questions which have arisen between in your discussions with samples may be of benefit to them. Sharma

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Believe Christ was born without fathers, and secondly is still alive,

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does not make right a special purpose.

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Or someone superhuman

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being born without a father,

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a special prophecy, then Adam is a more special Prophet, because he was born without a father or a mother.

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And this is why God says in the

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example of Jesus is that of

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a law created them from God. And he said, The,

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the creation of Jesus was, in fact, in her

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soul was the creation of Adam. And so is the creation of E, in the sense that Jesus was with our father, he was without mother, Adam was without father or mother. And the rest of us are created from a father and a mother. So this represents

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where really the variance of

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armor, and the rest of us are created from a father and a mother. So this represents

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really, the various methods of creation.

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And it all comes down to God thing be, ultimately, and it is, whatever he will

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leave it at.

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That Jesus did not die on there. He was lucky that God raised Him up, and that he would come back as one of the signs of the last day.

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And he would come back in his time, and clarify what the true religion was. And he would establish that religion which is Islam on the earth.

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He will not be being a revelation, but completing his life, dying, having children and dying on the earth,

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as every one who has been created, will and will die on Earth.

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a Muslim, but I believe in one God, I also believe that God created man in his own image, as he

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if the person believe in one God,

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then they are well along to being able to.

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However, when they say I believe that God created men in

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His own image, if they believe that God looks like a man, then they have just taken a step backwards.

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Because Islam teaches that God is unique.

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He does not share His attributes with men.

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He does not look like a man.

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He is not a serious.

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He believes that.

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God is God, and his attributes are unique.

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Men may share a limited sense of God's attributes in the sense that God is all merciful, and man may be merciful. They're sharing some of the attributes but on a limited scale, not in the sense that God is All Merciful. We can never be almost

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God is all knowing. We may know that we can never be alone.

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Knowing man may be merciful. We're sharing some of the attributes, but on a limited scale, not in the sense that God is All Merciful. We can never be All Merciful.

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God is all knowing, we may know, but we can never be all knowing.

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So if you mean that God created man in His image in the sense that men have some of the attributes of God in that limited sense, then, okay, you're right.

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And I would hope

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that you continue to study

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the teachings of Islam. Because if you are sincere in this video, you will see, or you will know that Islam encourages reinforcement.

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And presented in its best form.

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We have several questions

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relating to the same point, which is,

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what was the specific situation about a man because he

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wasn't about his land.

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I would say, as I've mentioned earlier,

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I was raised a Christian. However, to be quite honest, I was a nominal,

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nominal, meaning that I belong to a particular branch, and I considered myself to be a Christian, as all of my friends consider themselves to be, but in fact, we were not really

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I used to go to church along with my friends. And when we went to church, we were really not concerned with what the future was talking about.

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Most of us, when we went to church,

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our parents were going to show off their latest

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And we were looking to see, you know,

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who says it? You know, is there a nice young girls? I'd like to meet that girl, you know, and the girls are going, it was a nice, boy.

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This is why we were going. People were not, you know, they're in worship. And that was just nominal Christianity that, basically, you go throughout North America, you know, I'm probably much of repetition. This is the way it is.

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You know, the churches are getting more and more as they're just recently gone.

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On television, or they're reading a paper that, you know, one of the searches is even making an

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announcement to be run on, you know, in order to promote the search, like, do you have a product to sell, you want to sell your cars or they want to sell his church after working on a promotional campaign? Because people are leaving the church. And this is why they even at one point, David brought rock bands into the church. I remember it all people shifted from the piano. And in August, they started bringing the band with the drums and everything as a means to attract young people. Back to the show.

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You know,

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this is this happened. It didn't happen in the Philippines. But it happened in North America. You know, and we find, for example, even churches, you have churches in North America, that are where the police are homosexual, and the congregation are homosexual.

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Because this was a chalky, dome effect of Christianity, according to the teachings of Moses, which Jesus said He came to confirm and not to destroy a woman.

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And this is the teaching of Islam. This was the time of the Civil War, a lot of people

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this is a current yet, now, many of the major churches are accepting

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marriages and arrested in the West Coast, they have their own church.

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So we find this religion being modified according to

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whatever may be attractive to the people who I went to church

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when I was University

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Got caught up in a movement for social change in America. And those who were the leading

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proponents or opponents of

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this movement, were in fact communists. And I, after studying the principles of communism, decided to leave Christianity and become a commie.

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Why? Because communism said,

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we want to establish a society

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where people are equal, and the wealth is shared, even. So each according to his need, and from each according to his ability, beautiful

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and pathetic, he was saying, turn the other cheek.

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If the guy punches you in the head, given back your head and say,

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Well, I mean, to me at that time, I felt that you could not change society, you could not establish any kind of, you know, justice, where you're telling the oppressor, you can beat me up as much as you like, no

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*er has to be stopped. Otherwise, you will only increase in a depression.

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So, communism attracted me and I became a communist.

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I worked with the Communist Party in North America and in Canada for some years. However, after working with them for these years, I came to realize that those usable principles, which they called people, they were not practicing themselves.

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equality, they had what they call the first the most equals

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to see the Communist Party, the leading proponent, they have special rights, which nobody else has. This is why you have, you know, Europe, when the Communist Party tried to break up, and they set the leaders, they found that these guys were living, you know, what the guy in

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Romania, himself and his wife mean they were living and how stuff was compared with, you know, a meal democracy. I mean, in terms of extravagance, they were in the same

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And this is what was happening, I could see that people were not really about justice. So they were talking about it, they really weren't. And also, I find communism, a total lack of morality.

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You know, because for them, what is moral is whatever

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suits the revolution, whatever helps the revolution.

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You be a Christian was, why did you enter the Islamic State? If you will recall, the 10 commandments have been given to Moses on Mount Sinai, the first commandment of God is, I am the Lord thy God, adore me and love me above all.

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Same is true. Also, in the end, when man has to face God as the last day of judgment on their journey.

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teachings are both found in the tissues of Christ. And Islam. I don't think that Christianity is different from Islam. Christ came before Muhammad, and Muhammad could have been the teachings of Islam for, for or against from the teachings of Christ on earth.

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All of the profits

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for the same message,

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the teachings of Christ, what did you think of Moses? So if you're going to say, Why follow the teachings of Islam, or in the case where you're what you're saying, the teachings of Mohammed,

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when those teachings were already available in the teachings of Jesus, but you can say the same thing? Why follow the teachings of Jesus, when the teachings are already available in the future, but Moses, the biggest one is that God said Jesus at a time, because the people who are following the teachings of Moses had strayed, they have strayed away from the spirit of the teachings, though they have retained to some degree, the letter of the law, this trade away from the spirit. So Jesus said that he came to confirm the letter, he was not breaking the letter, but he also came to renew the Spirit.

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The gospel which he brought was a renewal of the spirits of the law. Now,

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Rob, take Jesus

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Your procedure also as a defense

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to the law, she

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she was sent with particular people in a particular place in a particular period of time.

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Then that is what she bra

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was not protected for all times, because he was sent for a particular period of time. Whereas Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and all the prophets,

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he was sent not just to the house.

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This is why the majority of people who are hosting on earth and

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this message will be universal. And it is stated clearly in the private self, that you attend to the Murphy's law that

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he will not send to one people. He was the last of the messengers of God sent with the final message, which was summing up all of the previous messages. And at the same time, because it was the last of the messages, it was protected by God in a way that none of the previous messages were protected, it was protected unchanged. This is why you can pick up the

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less you have in your hand, the Word of God, where did you pick up the Bible?

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You cannot be certain what you have in your hands. Some of it, no doubt is the word of God. But most of it, according to the statements of Christian scholars themselves, and Jewish scholars is the word of man.

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So you have the cure, and you have the interior. So why am I going to choose the interior when the fewer is available?

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In choosing the cure,

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the final message, I am confirming the message of Jesus as a message of Moses,

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because it doesn't deny all the truth of what Jesus brought, and what Moses got it confirmed.

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because become a Muslim, choosing to be a Muslim, was a logical choice. It would have been illogical for me to have gone back to Christianity.

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When I saw not only the moral teachings of Christianity within Islam, but also the social system,

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which is presented, which could not be found in Christianity.

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It would have been illogical for me to go back.

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Why do female Muslims cover their hair and face?

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This is according to the teachings of the Prophet. So

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if we go back and look at the painting, then the paintings of course we can't depend on it totally. But the paintings give an idea, the painting that they made in the Christian church of Jesus and his disciples, and they don't

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know what his disciples but

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they that they have,

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and the women around Jesus, how did the women around you

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all of the paintings depict them with stop covering their hair and flowing Zetas covering their bodies.

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We go see any of them with their hair outs as you hear those and the skirt.

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Because modesty,

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according to the teachings of the prophets, have always has always taught or been a part of the system, which required women to cover their hair and to cover their bodies in a way that their sizes are not exposed.

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It is for the protection of women.

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That's what it is primarily for protection of women but again, this is also for the protection of the society

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as a whole to prevent corruption in the society. I know you say not too hard not to cover. Okay. Now, all you have to do is to read the statistics.

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I heard on the radio about seven days ago

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that the number of rapes in America last year 1991 to 100,000 Mark, this is reported rates

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100,000 report. And we know

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that those which are not reported, are five to 10 times those which are reported.

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What does this mean? The man who was reporting it, and it was from from congressional, you know,

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body this is, you know, looking into this, and I said, this is an epidemic, it has become a disease in the society, which is uncontrollable.

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100,000. And, of course, when you talk about race, you're not talking about any women raising men.

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This is talking about that, why, because men are in a position of strength, they're stronger. And that's what happens is that they're the ones who are leading the women. And when you look at the dress of women in America, and women in Philippines, and India, and everywhere else, following the rest of the women in America,

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this dress began back in the 1800s. Looking like,

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they're here, no long dresses, to fit. And inside, we see the breathtaking shorter and shorter hairs uncovered. And eventually, we see them today, wearing clothes, which look like somebody took a spray tan and just sprayed on their

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And then without is we have an epidemic of rape.

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There is a relationship here, a relationship between dress. And

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so as long for the protection of the woman because she is the weaker link in the society. She is the one who needs protection. They require this of the woman for her protection.

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There's a lot more that can be said. But I think that basically focuses on the

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fundamental issue.

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Boys always raised in fact, you mentioned at university. Is that what Abraham really a Muslim in the sense that we must?

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Do worship God? Or what do you believe in the only one God? Well,

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if we go back to the Old Testament, as we have it today, we will find references in the old testament

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to Moses, Aaron, today this is Jesus falling down on their faces in prayer.

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If you don't believe me, afterwards, we can find a spot you have a Bible with us here we can find a spot for you so you can read it with your own eyes. It says in the gospels of Jesus went up in the Garden of Gethsemane left behind when he fell down on the stage. And

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this was the way of

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Jesus teaching. Not only verbal, but also physical. He taught us how to pay. He did not go on his knees and his hands like this. So when you're going to Christian churches, it is what you see people doing. They're on their knees and talk to their hands. Where does it come from?

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It doesn't get anywhere there in the Bible, that Jesus played in the fashion. This was something invented by people. Jesus fell down on his face and say, like, look into see today, only Muslims are doing that.

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In following the teachings of Jesus, who I said before, to become a Muslim is in fact to become a true follower of Jesus and Abraham.

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So, Abraham, we believe, to have been a Muslim.

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In the fullest sense, based on the law which was given to him, he worship one God alone. And he called people to worship that one God, and he had a set of laws which are given to him for the benefit of the society. The basis of these laws can also be found in the laws of Islam today.

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question here. You mentioned people worshipping God in the form of Jesus stones assessor. What can you say about worshiping God inside the Kaaba? Well, Muslims don't worship God inside the Kaaba is the mistaken process.

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The Kaaba

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law. This is the first house of worship built by Abraham.

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This is what it is, we don't believe God is inside that cabin Lawson was born in the Congo.

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In fact, you can play inside of the top.

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Muslims also playing inside of the tower, the tower only represents a focal point. I direction in which to pray just as the Jews were told to pray, and Christians in the direction of Jerusalem, this is in the Bible

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direction was given this is for organizational purposes. So you don't have people playing this way that way backwards and forwards. This is just for organizing worship, not believing that Jesus was in our gardens in Jerusalem now for believing that God is in the Kaaba in Mecca.

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We believe God is beyond this question.

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We do not believe that God is inside of his creation, and thereby end up bull*ting his creation.

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With any other questions, any questions people would like to ask? Or?

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If not,

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is there any people who after hearing about the message of Islam, and who have been considering about Islam, turning it on their own etc. You know, if you're interested in accepting Islam, and after the necessarily mean, you're welcome to come in on each and

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discuss them, and help them accept Islam. And with that, I'd like to close the lecture this evening.

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Reminding all of us that we have to approach our religion intellectually, we have to understand what it is, we are supposed to be believing, and this is directed also to Muslim Ummah directly.

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We have to know the religion.

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It is not enough to just practice what our parents and our parents practice, because

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the teachings of God was not brought by them. It was brought by the prophet. So it is necessary for us to go back to the basis of those teachings, to know the religion correctly, and to follow it according to the teachings themselves, and not according to the cultural practices of our areas, and according to our emotional attachment, but according to the actual teachings.

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And with that, I will close asking that God, Omar, the Almighty wants to go God guides us all to the power, the correct path, which will tell you ultimately in the next life, and to a path of righteousness in this life.