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The Way Is One

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Bilal Philips

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Hi, I'm gonna learn how to build alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim, Allah, Allah was hobby womanist and Nebuchadnezzar, to me Mateen. All praise is due to a law and realized peace and blessings be an Islamic prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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As my brother introduced the topic, the way is one.

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This topic addresses not only how we approach Islam itself,

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but the very concept of Islam within the religions of the world.

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That when we approached our, we're going to convey Islam to others to non Muslims.

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We all know that the essence of the message is the oneness of Allah, oh heat.

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So we fundamentally have to convince people bring them over to the idea that a law is one.

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And

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that may be difficult, or easy, depending on the person that we're addressing the message to, if they don't believe in God at all, then we have to get them to accept the idea of God.

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Or if they are from polytheistic background like Hindus, then we have to get them to the idea of there being one God in the purest sense, because, of course, even the Hindus, though they have many gods that they worship,

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they do actually have a belief in one supreme being really all religions have this as a part of their basic tenants. So it is a matter of taking them back to that basis, and establishing the oneness of Allah in the most complete sense. So are you invitation to Islam begins with establishing in the minds of others, of course, it should already been established in our own minds, that Allah is one in all respects.

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And this is what Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had said to me, jabel, one of his companions, who he sent to Yemen, to be the governor over Yemen and the teacher, he told them that you told him that you're coming to a people from among the People of the Book, people of Yemen were Jews mostly. And the first thing that you should call them to is the oneness of Allah. And of course, when my question, when he was sending him to Jews, the Jews already believe in one God, they don't have the problems of the Christian, three gods in one. So why was he telling them, telling him to call them to the oneness of law because the oneness of a law in Islam is more pure than it is in Judaism,

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though Judaism is better than many of the others. But still, there remains in their concept of the one God, corruption. And corruption can be found in the Bible, where they make reference to God repenting

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for what he thought to do to his people.

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God coming to the earth and wrestling with Jacob, and almost defeated by Jacob had to pull a trick on him to get out of it.

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These kinds of concepts of course, this affects it corrupts the concept of the one supreme being who is unique in all aspects. So Judaism, no, it does have as essential principle oneness of God, but that has become corrupted. So on one hand, we call people to the oneness of Allah, with regards to his names, his attributes, His Lordship, and his worship, that we only worship Him alone.

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And at the same time, in calling to the concept of worshiping God alone, we have to make people understand that for a true believer, the whole of his or her life becomes worse.

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As the law stated in the Quran colinas alati cuando su ke mama Hiya, Mama Mattila layerable al amin, se, indeed, my sacrifice,

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my prayers, my living and my dying are for a law, the Lord of the world.

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So

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when we say that a law alone deserves worship, it then means that all aspects of our lives should reflect the oneness of Allah.

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So, our call is to the oneness of Allah.

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And

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we then have to clarify for people to better to understand that oneness of Allah, in relationship to themselves. Because if after saying yes, we believe in the oneness of Allah, and we still have many religions, which speak about the oneness of Allah, we said, okay, these understandings are corrupted, they say, well, who said, maybe the Hindu understanding is better? Or maybe the Christian understanding is better? Since we all agree in the concept of one God, you know, Why could these others not have been better? Or why can Couldn't we all follow whichever one we choose? Just we choose to be a Christian, but be a good Christian, a sincere Christian, who follows all the

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teachings and does all the right things and worships God? However?

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Why can't we do it that way?

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So, God becomes the hub of a wheel. And all of the religions are the spokes leading to the hub. All religions lead to one god to one gold. Why not? Why does Islam say no, that model that picture is false. We reject it.

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There's only one way Why? Well,

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we have to consider human beings

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are human beings,

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their world society and world community made up of different

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races.

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different races, we have

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white race, they call the caucasoid. Race.

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Black they call negroid. Race, yellow they call the Mongoloid race. And yes, we have, Oh, where did this this idea of race come from?

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Are they really different races of human beings?

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Or are these so called races just extract extensions of tribes.

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The reality is, of course, that there is only one race, the human race,

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the superficial differences that we might see in terms of color, you know, facial features, or you know, other superficial aspects, these are all, as I said, superficial, the essence of the human being remains the same, no matter what his color, his stature, his features, or her features, maybe they're still human beings.

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The reality is that Allah created one race of human beings,

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the human race finish.

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And

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if that idea is still embedded in the minds of the people, and we need to dig it out, then we give them an example, we say,

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if such and such a person we know so and so, they are from the caucasoid raised,

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their wife is white can be blue eyes, blonde hair,

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they have an illness, when you do an operation, and in the course of that operation, they need blood, blood transfusions, now, they are

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a positive blood. Now the family members are all and everything else, but

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now the blood from the members of their own family, their brothers, the sisters, the Father, the mother, the children, cannot save their lives. However,

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somebody from the other end of the spectrum, Black is black is Black can be

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but his blood type is a

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positive, his blood can save

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that one that man or that woman's life.

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That is proof which God has left with us that we are one

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happy Well, he could have made it so that people who have blond hair and blue eyes all have the same blood

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He could have done it that way.

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But he didn't. He left this as a sign amongst us. Lest we may be deviated in our understanding of humanity, that we are one.

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We are one human race. So if there is one God

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and one human race,

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does it make sense? That that God would then reveal to human beings, a number of different religions?

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Each one saying our way is the right way. Does that make sense? No. Common sense tells us know

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if there is one God, and one human race.

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And that God, as it stated in the Bible is not the author of confusion,

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then that God revealed to human beings, one religion.

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That's what makes sense. Because human beings did not evolve,

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Adam and Eve, were not

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happy have monkeys. And we are now whole homosapiens human beings, no, they were human beings, in as full a sense of human beings can be as we are,

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we are no more human than they were.

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And 10,000 years from now, human beings will be no more human than we are, we are one.

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Now, technology may affect the way we live, the way we function, how we move around transportation, communication, economics, all these kind of things may be influenced by technology. However, the essential, emotional, psychological, sociological makeup of the human being has not changed.

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It remains one and the same, no difference.

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Therefore, the instructions which God revealed, are one set of instructions, one basic set of instructions, which will fulfill the needs of human beings from the first time they were created to the last human being on the face of this earth.

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We don't need many different instructions.

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Now, yes,

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due to the fact that Adam and Eve, were two people,

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and they had children.

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And this is the question comes up, so who did the children marry,

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they married each other.

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We don't have to go into any special thinking to figure this one out, they married each other.

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So it means then the law at that time permitted,

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what we now call incest, brothers and sisters could marry, they have to otherwise

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human beings would end with Adam and his children. So the law permitted it. Once the human family

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grew enough, then the law of incest prohibited marriage between brothers and sisters.

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So

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that was a change.

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And there have been changes in some of the social laws with regards to human societies over the centuries, over the generations of human beings, however, the essential message of the religion of God, which he revealed to Adam and Eve,

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that essential message is one message that essential religion is one religion, that religion is based on the concept that God is one

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in the most complete sense, as we spoke of earlier, and that God alone deserves to be worshipped.

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God alone, deserves to be worshipped.

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This was the religion of submission. When one accepts to worship god alone, when one has submitted his or her will, to God, the religion of submission

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submission

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Of course in Arabic is Islam.

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So this is the

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reason why we can say that the religion which God revealed to human beings from the time of Adam, till Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one religion,

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known in Arabic as Islam,

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submission to the will of God. So, we have one God, we have one human race, and we have one religion.

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Now, the question arises

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that one religion,

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is there one way to follow that one religion? Or are there many ways go back to the model of the spoke and the wheel, the hub?

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Right? We say that Islam, the hub now this is Islam, and the way to follow Islam there are like the spokes on the wheel. Is that the way it is?

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If we look

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at our beginning point, one God, we shifted to

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one human race, we then shifted to one religion, what makes sense here is that there should also be one way

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there is that tawheed there is that oneness coming all along all down every step.

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If the prophets of God,

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la mas salam, all call to one religion,

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they must have called to that one religion, according to one way.

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One way,

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there was only there is only one way there was only one way and there will be only one way to follow Islam.

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That is why when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that among the signs of the Last Day, will be the return of Prophet Isa la Salaam, Prophet Jesus will return.

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What way will he be following?

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Will he come with a new way?

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Or will he be following the same way that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam left behind, he'll be following the same way. Because that same way matches the same way that he brought, there is only one way to follow the religion of Islam.

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Now, does that mean that people shouldn't have differences, shouldn't have disagreements shouldn't have different interpretations, etc. as human beings will have done?

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This without a doubt we are human beings. And we will not all think exactly the same way.

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As we don't all dress exactly the same way. We don't all walk the same way. We don't all eat the same way. We're going to have some variations in some differences, but that essential way, which we pray for in our daily prayers.

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It did not set off almost a theme. Show us the straight path.

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Straight

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c rot and Mr. T.

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That's straight path.

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Up the live in Mr.

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Rick told us or narrated to us that on one occasion, the Prophet Muhammad wa salam sat with his companions and he drew a line in the dust.

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And when he drew this line in the dust, he said, this is the path of Allah.

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Then he drew at this either side of that straight line, a series of other lines like veins on the leaf, you have a central vein and you have some branching veins.

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And he said these other paths. Each one has a devil at the end of it, calling people to it.

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And then he recited the verse

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from the sixth chapter, verse 153. Well I'm nada sarathi mustafi man for saburo while at saburo, Subala, Fatah, farakka, bakuman and severely and this is my straight path. So follow it and do not follow the other paths as they would separate you from his

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Bad

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the Prophet Mohammed sauce on them is here stressing that we must follow one path.

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The Sirat

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I almost stopped him as sirata musta came straight one

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to further emphasize that

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a law in the Quran

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told us why test him over hablan law Hey Jamie

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hold on firmly

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to the rope of a law

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all of you together and do not split up.

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So a lot of cursed the splitting up into groups. For example, He said in Surah a room the 30th chapter verses 31 and 32. Well, that's a cool luminol machete key in minella Xena for Roku Dena home, McCann ocea condo has been Villa bimala de Him

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and do not be

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as one of the pagans of those

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who split up their religion and became sex, each sex rejoicing with what it had.

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So we find a lot of Hannah with eila cursing,

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this splitting up into sex

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as an evil

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as the way of the pagan, those who worship idols etc. In another verse 159 of sorella and we find a lot they're saying, in the livina for Roku Dena home, McCann Lucia, less than home fish a

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Indeed, those who divide their religion and split up into sex you are Mohammad

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have nothing to do with them in the least.

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The prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon him, had nothing to do with those who would split up their religion into sex.

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They are not from the religion which he brought. They have deviated there on one of the paths of those devils that the prophet SAW Selim spoke about was calling them away from the path of the law.

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And to further emphasize this prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, it said, and another Heidi authentically reported that

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those who came before you

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were split up into a number of different sects. The Jews were split up into 71 different sects.

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70 of them would go to hell, and one would go to Paradise.

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The Christians were split up into 7271 of them would go to hell. And one of them would go to Paradise and you my oma, my nation will split up into 73 different sects 72 of them will go to hell. And one will go to Paradise.

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The prophets companions brought along on whom they asked him, What is the path or messenger of Allah? And he said, it is the path that I am on today and you are on it is the path that we follow the path that we are on

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the path which the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was on and the path of his companion

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and in the Quran, we find the law further emphasizing the importance of this path.

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saying, What am I you Shaka Cobra soul embody Mata Bay and Allahu houda. We are tabula rasa Bilal meaning no one Li Mata wala honestly, he jahannam wasa Atma sera.

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And whoever opposes the messenger, after guidance has been made clear to him, and follows away other than that of the believers. We will leave him to watch he chose and we'll place him in hell, the worst indeed

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as destination. Now, a law said that

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having already pointed out

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That opposing the messenger alone guarantees punishment when he said elsewhere indeed those who disbelieve and turn away from the path of a law and oppose the messenger after guidance has been made clear to them, they will not harm a law in the least, and he will cause their actions to become nullified.

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Yet in that other verse,

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we find the condition of following the path of the believers added to following the messenger.

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This was to stress to Muslims that it is not sufficient

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to follow the Quran and the Sunnah alone, although this is the foundation of Islam and Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam had told us, Dr. ambrane intimus, sacrum Bhima, lanta de la vida, I've left with you two things. If you hold on firmly to them, you will never go astray the book of a law and my son. And now the narration narrations he said the book of Allah and my family.

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So, though he had stated this,

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and we all

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adhere to this principle. In fact, all of the various sects that have deviated that has splintered off from Islam.

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All of them will say we follow the Quran and the Sunnah. Or at least 99% of them. We do have some elements, like the purveys is in Pakistan and elsewhere, who say that we only follow the Quran. They deny the Sunnah, okay, they're clearly off. But many of the other sects

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will say, we follow the Quran and Sunnah. But

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when you come to look at their deviation, and you asked them why have you deviated when you said you follow the crime, that's when it comes down to a point of interpretation. For example,

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the qadiani the Archimedes of India and Pakistan, who claimed that an individual Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, who appeared in the 1800s first claiming that

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he was a defender of Islamic thought writing against the orientalist and Christian missionary writings. Then later on, he progressed up to be a magette did a revival of the religion, then further along as time passed, and he started to claim he was the Maha de. And then after that, he was claiming he was a prophet. And then later on, he claimed that he was Jesus coming back,

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claiming that he was receiving revelation.

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This individual,

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their belief,

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for that sect to exist,

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depends on the acceptance of a prophet after Muhammad Sallallahu it was in.

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Though a law clearly states in the Quran that Muhammad, Allah says you or Mohammad, are not the father of any of the men,

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Muslim men.

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But you are a messenger of a law will hurt them and Naveen and the seal of the Prophet

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Hotham and maybe the seal of the prophets. Now, when that is presented to a follower of the False Prophet, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed.

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And you also find this line of argument followed by the followers of the false prophet in America, Elijah Muhammad

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and his reviver farrakhan, right. How What does one do with this verse? Well, they say,

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according to the Arabic language, if you go to the Arabic dictionary, you will find that the word Hotham.

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It does mean seal but it also means Ring. Ring like the ring that you wear on your finger.

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So they say well, actually, you all have misunderstood the use of cotton in this verse. Really what cotton meant was ring and that as the ring when you put it on the finger and beautifies the hand in the same way, Mohammed summer long one he was seldom was the beautification of the prophethood and not the seal

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This was their line of argument.

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But they say we follow Quran and Sunnah.

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We follow the Quran. Well, the question now arises, okay, that is your interpretation. Did the companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understands the verse that way?

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That is the question. And of course, they have to admit that they didn't understand it that way. They didn't, because they narrated so many other statements of the Prophet Moses lm in which he said, Lama ba, ba D, there is no profit coming after me. They narrated the statement. So they well understood that there would be no prophet after Muhammad wa salam. In fact, they fought all those who claim profit to it. Whether it was Mozilla

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from yamamah or axworthy. Annecy from G Zan from the south from Yemen. Or it was the False Prophet tests. From Benny Tamim in the north, they fought everyone who claimed the Prophet would because for them, that was apostasy.

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If you are a Muslim, and you claim Prophethood, that is apostasy, you have left the religion.

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So

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all of them the way of the believers, who are the believers that the Lord is referring to in that verse, when that verse was revealed, the believers were the companions of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, the Sahaba.

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They were the believers. So one who fought who one who opposes the prophet SAW its Allah, and follows the way other than the way of the Sahaba. In other words, they have understood Islam, in a way different from the companions of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam

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has understood it.

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They have deviated and they will end up in hell. This is what a lot of promises from that verse and Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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had stated with regards to his companions, right on nasty harmony, the best of people are my generation samalla Deena yo Luna home, summon Lavina, Luna, then those who follow them, then those who followed them, those who follow them, they're referred to as the Tabby own, and those who followed them a call at about Tabby, or tabea, Tabby.

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So those first three generations, the profit

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from the wire, send them

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praised, gave them a status, gave them a position of honor, that Muslims were to hold them in,

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as a way of holding on to the purity of the religion.

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Their way their understanding, that is the only correct understanding of Islam.

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And that is what keeps the

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religion of Islam in its purity. Once you open the door, for every

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person, every individual to interpret the religion as he or she feels, then you have now opened the door to what happened to Christianity.

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So the one way, is the way of the companions of the Prophet SAW Milan when he was on them.

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And we need to know that way. It is the way as I said, which convert preserves Islam and its purity.

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Now, some people might say, well, this is

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something like the Amish,

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you know, they have these groups of Christian groups where they are stuck in the way of their ancestors from the 15th century, where they still wear the same kind of hats. The women wear the same kind of dresses, they don't use electricity. They don't you know, drive automobiles, everything is horse and buggy and, you know,

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they keep the same beliefs and they dress the same way. Well, we, when we say follow the one way we're not talking about

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the one way in the sense of sticking exactly as those people stuck, that we have to live

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the way people lived 1400 years ago.

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Turn off the electricity, go back to candles. No air conditioners, no heaters, you know, no. Technology is not our enemy. It is not a way against the way of God.

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It is a part of knowledge which God has revealed to human beings to benefit from. So we don't have a problem with technology, we don't have a problem, you know, with modernization, as long as the modernization does not go beyond the bounds which have been set by Islamic teachings by the Quran and the Sunnah, as it was understood by the companions of the Prophet, some along while he was having them.

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So

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the basic

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call, then,

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whether we're calling non Muslims to Islam, or whether we're calling Muslims back to Islam

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is

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a call to the One God

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who is unique in his oneness,

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who does not share His attributes, with any of his creatures, with his creation, everything besides Him is creation. And he is the sole creator. Nothing takes place in this world without his permission.

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He is in control of everything, whether good, or whether evil, all of it is by his permission,

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the one God.

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Since he is the controller of all, all good comes from him. All that we perceive to be evil is by his permission, then, logically, he is the only one we should worship.

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He's the only one we should call on for help.

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Because only he can ultimately help.

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And

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since he is one,

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and the human race, is one human race,

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these divisions which human beings have made for political reasons, for ideological reasons, we know they're all false. We are one human race, God revealed for that one race, a single religion. One religion is not the author of confusion, did not seek to confuse His creatures.

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He revealed to them one religion,

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a clear religion free from confusion, distortion, etc. The same religion which he revealed to Adam and Eve, is the same religion he revealed to Abraham, and to Moses and today with and to Jesus, and to Mohammed. Maalox, peace and blessings be on all of them.

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One religion, that religion in Arabic, is some submission to the will of God.

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Because the worship God ultimately means to submit to His will, to do what is pleasing to Him. Worship ultimately is doing what is pleasing to God,

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whether the act is completely focused on pleasing God, or it may be focused on

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things of this world, whether it is business at this trade, it is entertainment, it is whatever. But we accomplish it in a way which is pleasing to God.

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And in doing so, it then becomes a form of worship.

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And the way to follow

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that one religion,

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as we said, is only one way

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as God did not reveal many religions,

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the prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon him, did not teach many different ways to follow the religion of God.

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Now, we have inherited some divisions amongst us.

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Maybe the most obvious one that everybody knows about are the schools of Islamic law known as the man hops.

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When you ask a person, why do you do what you do? They say, Well, I may hanafy. And another person says, will I do it this way? Because I'm a shopper. And other one says, because I'm a homebody, I do it that way. And the other one says, because I am a

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was the last one with Maliki. I do it this way.

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So we have these differences that we have inherited.

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Now, there was a time when Muslims turn these differences into different religions virtually

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where

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some,

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quote unquote scholars amongst the hammer fees rule that it was not permissible for a hanafy to marry a sharpie.

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For a hanafy to marry a sharpie was impermissible not permissible.

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Once you have that states you have different religions, isn't it?

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Once you reach this stage where people are not praying behind each other,

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around the Kaaba in Mecca, there were four prayer places for moms of the different mother hubs to lead those following there must have been prayer one after another. You had four different prayers for fudger for the war, monitamon Asia, for the five times daily prayers, for prayers were conducted at the Kaaba.

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What do we have here? That's like four different religions.

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Where did that come from? Surely it didn't come from Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam This is something that people invented.

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This was this was a distortion, this was a deviation. This was in clear contradiction to the prohibitions of the Quranic text for submissions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam himself.

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Because if we go back

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to those whom those schools are attributed, we go back to Abu hanifa

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and we ask Abu hanifa

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What is your Madhava?

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You think Abu hanifa is gonna say, I follow the Hennessy Mata.

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And if we asked Mr. Malik, what was your mahtab? Is he gonna say, I followed the Maliki Mata. No. And if you ask

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I made him humble. Or your mama Shafi. What was your mouth hops? You think they're gonna say we were chopped phrase were unbelievable. No, none of them.

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And if you ask their teachers, those who came before them, all the way up to the Sahaba, if you ask them, What was their mccobb? What do you think they all would say?

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Somebody told me

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their mother hub was the mother hub of Rasulullah, Summer marwadi.

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Mother meaning

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way of thinking way of doing things such as almost like Santa Monica means almost like, same any virtually the same meaning as Sundar.

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So they all followed one way. The way of Rasulullah saw Selim is everything. Actually, if you ask him, um, Al Bukhari,

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who came after the foreign moms to whom the schools are attributed? If you ask the mom Bukhari, or your mom?

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Or tivity?

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What do you think they're gonna say, we're Sharpies, rameses.

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Y'all would say, we follow the madhhab rasuna. Law, some along when he was.

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So they were following one way. And of course, as human beings in trying to follow that one way, there will be differences.

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Now, these differences, some of them were due to a lack of information

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where there is correct information available now, then those differences should be discarded.

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Some of those differences were based on mis interpretations, different interpretations. Some were correct, and some were incorrect. In fact, when Mr. Malik was asked,

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When Mr. Malik was asked, if a person followed a Sahabi, a companion of the prophet in everything that he did, would he be on the correct path?

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What do you think Mr. Malik said?

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No.

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He said, No. You're thinking you should say Yes, why not? Because this was a companion of the Prophet. And it is said that the prophet SAW Selim said Mike

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companions are like stars of how we can do the day to day to any one of you them that you follow, you'll be rightly guided but this is a fabricated statement attributed to Prophet Muhammad's it is not true.

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It is not true.

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Mr. Malik said to that question, no,

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you will not be on the right path unless that companion was himself on the right path doing the right thing. Because the truth is one.

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The truth is one and the only one free from error is the one in that grave. Now, Mr. Malik was the amount of Medina. So when he pointed to the grave, he was pointing to the grave of who Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, only the profit of a law was free from error. He is the only one that we can say if you follow Him and everything that he said and did, you will be on the right path.

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He's the only one.

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every other person is a human being. At the profit mums, as Alan said, could love Benny Adam.

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All of Adam's descendants make mistakes, while hopper etowah boon and the best of those who make mistakes are those who constantly turn back to align repentance, that is the bottom line.

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So, only Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is to be followed as we say in that absolute sense. Whatever he said and did instructed we follow it

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and we will be on the right path if we do it. Everybody else? We have to weigh their decisions, their rulings, etc. According to the Quran and the Sunnah.

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Where they are correct, they are supported by the Quran and Sunnah we follow it and say that is the correct way. Wherever they have

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deviated would they have made an error but there were human beings.

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Now their deviation is not deliberate human error where we are found in error, we cannot say well, no, I think I'm still gonna follow Him because He is my mom. And for me not to follow him is disrespectful. No, no, the same. The mom said. The same scholar said it is not permissible for someone to follow one of our opinions. When a saying of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has come to him or

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it is not permissible.

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That is deviation.

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If we say in comes, you have to give up the opinion.

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An example of that was in the case of Abdullah bin was

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one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad wa salam, the live in must old was known as one of the jurists of the Sahaba.

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There were four of them. They call them the Abadi law, and

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the four of the laws of the live and most of the liveliness

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of the live in Omar, Abdullah Muhammad.

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There are the four leading jurists among the companions of the Prophet

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Abdullah bin Omar. Remember he is the son of Omar Abdullah,

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the second Caliph, the halifa. After

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Abu Bakar

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he is teaching about hatch

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and he relates to the people

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that

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hatch tamatar combining halogen ombre

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is the correct and the best way to make Hutch

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is teaching

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and is quoting statements of the Prophet Muhammad SAW some to that effect.

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After he finished his explanation, some of his students questioned him.

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They said to him,

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your father

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and aboubaker

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they said that we should really only do hedge fraud or hedge clear on which the profit size and did

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you shouldn't do hatch them up door

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Live in Amato

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when he heard them say that

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he became extremely angry.

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And he said to them,

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well, I'll be on you.

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Are they more preferable to you than what is in a laws book and the Sundar of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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which he left among his companions and his oma.

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I see you falling into destruction, I say allows messenger said,

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and you are saying abubaker and Omar forbade

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the law even.

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That is, how staunch they weren't.

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He is in fact pointing out that Abu Bakr and Omar were in error on this issue.

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And the fact that they would challenge what he was saying, based on their opinion, when he is quoting from a pseudo law, Solaris alum, and from the Quran itself, it was something unacceptable.

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So

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the way is one,

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these differences that we have that exist amongst us,

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those which are cultural,

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which don't touch the religion,

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they're acceptable.

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We can dress in different ways.

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We can hold our functions in different ways. We can build our houses in different ways.

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These cultural things are permissible.

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But where we have differences, which now splits our ranks,

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where, for example, in the shop by email tab, it states that if a person a male touches a female by accident,

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or touches a female accident or not,

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his and her state of will do or purity, ritual purity is broken.

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You have no Voodoo, meaning, you cannot pray until you go and make Voodoo.

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However, in the Hanafi school, it states that if a man and woman touch each other accidentally or otherwise, their state of will do is still intact.

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Meaning you can go and pray after touching a woman.

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So

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when the sharpei sees a hanafy man accidentally touch a woman then he goes and wants to be prayer will that Shafi pray behind him.

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said no. See mom does not Voodoo,

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isn't it?

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Because the reality? Some people say well, no, what we'll do is we'll say the sharpay is correct. The Hanafi is correct.

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They're all correct.

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This is the way out. But for us to accept that they're all correct, is like the Christian accepting that God is three in one

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similar because the mind tells you, one plus one plus one equals three,

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but they must believe that one plus one plus one equals one.

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So it means what you must turn off your intelligence and you just accept this blindly. God is three yet he is one.

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So the madhhab fanatic,

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right the one who fanatically follows a school of law, who now holds everybody is correct.

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He is saying that it is possible for a person to be in a state of Voodoo and not be in a state of Voodoo at the same time.

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And you know what some people do what software is to?

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I've heard this from a number of places and there's so called scholars amongst people making this fatwa.

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If there's a Shafi you're going to make Hajj. They say to the people before they go to make cards, they say make the intention to be a hanafy.

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No, you made the intention of switching your madhhab to the Hanafi madhhab doing hard because it's all

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Many people, you're bound to touch a woman

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and women you're bound to touch a man. So in order to save you the problems of you know, being touching, we're going to make tawaf, right. You know, during hij you're making too often you accidentally touch a man or a woman that you have to go make we'll do

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it maybe three or four hours later, before you can come and finish doing your toe off.

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So, to save you the the pressures, the problems, I say, make the intention to temporarily become a hanafy during Hajj, after you come back, then you can get back to your Shafi.

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This is ludicrous.

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What is commonly found

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many people this is nonsense.

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This is nonsense. This is not knowledge. This is ignorance.

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We go back to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there is the answer. I showed you a long line on salah and otherwise of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that he used to kiss them and go and lead the prayer.

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He used to kiss his wives open the door of the house was led straight into the master they would go and lead the prayer.

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So what is the answer?

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The answer is that if a man touches a woman,

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his Voodoo is not broken finish End of story.

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We're out of that

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catch 22 situation

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and in that way, we have to approach the other differences

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where they are resolvable and you will find that 90% of these differences when you go back and look at the evidences they are resolvable. But there is an element 10% or 20% which has to do with different possible interpretations, both of which are firmly supported by the Quran and Sunnah, etc. In that case, we have two ways of doing something.

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But what you will find is that when we go to these things, they will not be two opposite ways, not ways where one is saying hallelujah and the other one is saying

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I want to say you have to do the other one says you have to do No, these are opposites, which cannot coexist.

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But differences which can coexist. Yes.

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And that's what we have to find that one,

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resolve the differences and come back to following one.

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Now

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practically speaking, what does a person do? Who lives in India or Pakistan where everybody there is?

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Or you live in Egypt, everybody there Shafi or Indonesia, everybody sharply Malaysia, but it's often what do you do? Well, you go according to the knowledge that is available to you. But if you travel, you reach elsewhere, or some visiting scholars come through or whatever and new knowledge comes to you. solid information from the Quran and the Sunnah. And you find that it contradicts what you have learned. And what you have learned is not supported by Quran and Sunnah. Or it's weak, the connection is weak, it's clear to you, then you must follow what is clearly from the Quran and Sunnah which has been brought to you to the best of your ability. And of course, this will vary from

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person to person, from situation to situation. And the reality is that we are all following and we're all trusting. I'm not saying that anybody is free from following.

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There are people who are completely independent, they can just go to crime and sooner they don't have to know everybody depends on somebody else. scholars of this generation depend on the scholars of the previous generation, and those that those before them and so on and so forth.

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But the bottom line is

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the one way of Islam

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is the Quran and the Sunnah, as it was understood by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, when he was under now, that generation, the generation of the prophets will always Allah, and those who come after them and those who come after them, those early three generations have traditionally been referred to by the scholars.

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The Imams, etc. As the seller,

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they're referred to as the seller. Even problems are seldom used the term Salah, not specifically in this context, but he had said to Ayesha that I am the best seller for you.

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So the term is there is not something newly invented, though people tend to think of it now, you hear Salah from Salafi and all you think, oh, here comes another thing, there comes another mother, they were coming with something else. But no, this is not the case. Now, it's not to say that there may not be some groups who turn this concepts of following the way of the companions and their understanding into a

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limited group concept, you know, of a fixed nature, where they may sit up as judges for everybody else to say, even though you say that is the way I follow, and that's what I want to be that they know you're not

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you cannot. They're the ones to decide who are and who is not that type that elements which has arisen amongst us.

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Right, who seek to label people chop people off lists of who can be listened to and who can't be listened to, and they have their whole effort and, and and activities in evolve in attacking people destroying people.

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No, that is not the way of this and

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that is something else, they may use the term

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and they may in you know convey certain amounts of information, which is correct, which is related to the seller, but their methodology is not the way of the seller.

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So, what I am saying

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that the correct way,

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is what is referred to as the way of the seller

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the Salafi way,

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as a principal, and not a group, or organization, card carrying members only know it is a way of understanding the Koran. And this would not that it be in accordance with the understanding of the early generation of righteous scholars of Islam.

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That is the one and only way

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regardless of what

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one has been trained with what school one was trained under, as long as one approaches Islam from that perspective, then that is the correct way.

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That is the way of the companions, and those who came after them, and those who came after them and those who follow that way, until our time. So in conclusion,

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as we began

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our talk, the way is one

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we say that

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we all as Muslims have to recognize, so heed in all aspects of our understanding of Islam,

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the oneness, the unique oneness, of God, of humankind, of the religion of Islam, and of following that religion.

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And I pray that a law gives us all the wisdom

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to understand that way,

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and to apply it in our lives

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and to invite others to that understanding which ultimately will unify our ranks

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because our ranks can only be unified on the truth.

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And that one way represents the truth. So what a lawyer can do.

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We thank you very much, brother.

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It has been a lot of information for us. And I hope that it has been beneficial and it will be beneficial to most of us. For all of us.

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The points that he has made here is is something that we have been

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Trying to put into the people who attend

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our programs on a monthly basis. Alhamdulillah we have a large crowd today. And we would like to see this crowd. inshallah, at every one of our Tao programs, it is a program of information, whereby you can learn, you can ask questions, and in that way you can help even to give the doubt. At this point, it is very close to the solid. And we may have just a couple of minutes if there is any question, I think.

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Just two questions, just two questions if there is any very short question.

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Okay, well, this question, how do we relate to or deal with people who when we bring them in a fight, authentic book describing prayer, like similar to salata, Nabhi and we bring them a book like on how he'd like kitasato, he then they say, you are Wahhabi, they throw out this term? Well, the best way to deal with that, if the person is relatively open minded, is to ask them what is a Wahhabi?

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This is the best way.

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Now what you will find in most cases is that they really don't know what the Wahhabi is.

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So then you go to let them understand what is a Wahhabi?

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And then once you've made it clear to them, that in fact, those who are called wahabis are really those who are trying to follow Islam in its purity according to the Quran and the Sunnah, as it was understood by the Sahaba. Then inshallah, if they are honest, they will accept you.

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Question from the sisters.

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Okay, this is this question, the Jews who are going to paradise

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problems, as Alan said, 71 sex of the Jews 70 and Helen, one going to paradise? Who are those? One? Who are the one

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there are the one who followed Prophet Musa alayhis salam, those who followed their profits, right? Those who followed Isa,

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right, they represent the one who are going to paradise amongst the Christians. So it's whoever followed the prophets when they came and gave the message. They're on the wrong right path going to paradise.

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One more question from the brothers.

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My brother's question. Most people follow the scholars, the old Lama. What effort has been made by the orlimar. To come towards a unified position we say I say the position of the Salah. Well, different efforts have been made and are being made. You have the matcha tea, which gathers in Mecca, where scholars from different parts of the Muslim world gather, they look at issues that are raised and study them looking for the evidences and make rulings on the basis of those evidences, this is a part of that process of coming back together. You know, and it is a it is a big job. And you can say really, the process of educating the masses as well as many who are from the class of

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Allah, to this proper understanding is an ongoing process. And Allah knows, you know, when it will reach fruition, but we know that inshallah, that realization is growing, it's increasing. Many Muslims, for example, who come here to North America, who came from different parts of the Muslim world, where they only did things one way when they came here, all of a sudden, there was a bunch of other Muslims doing things, all these other different ways. Now they have to cope, or they have to deal you know, and they have to adjust to the circumstance. And in the course of educating you books are available physical sonar and other books like this, which don't necessarily follow one madhab.

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You know, people are getting more and more educated to other the approach which is based more on the evidence as opposed to our schools by themselves. I'll take one more question from the sisters.

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Okay, Chris, this is question with regards to search in action.

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Do some Allah mentioned in the Quran or perhaps in this enough, which implies something of human action or humaneness, like a laws hand, or a law running to you, or a law, being above his throne, or a law descending to the first Heaven, you know, these types of attributes, they're one approach to it is to explain away these attributes and say a law doesn't have a hand, and a lot doesn't run, and the law doesn't descend to the first Heaven, etc, etc, etc, by saying, No, it is not he who descends what is mercy, which he said,

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It is not a law running but the His mercy hastens to you, you know, the different interpretations like this,

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which was the way of the Salah was to say that whatever a law has said about himself, is real.

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But it's reality, we cannot comprehend.

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If a law said the other hand, we don't have the right to say does not by hand, but we do not perceive of the hand as like our own hands. Just as when somebody says, the hands of the clock point to one o'clock, we don't think of hands like our hands, we don't have a problem accepting hands is different. We use the same term hand, but it has many other meanings in the English language itself. So why do we have a problem in accepting that our laws hands

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are over the group. But it doesn't mean hands like our hands? Can we accept that a lot is living. A lot of said he is high, a high?

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If we say he is not living,

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because some people go and say, Well, no, no, we don't like that is up to you. So he's not living, and he's not dead.

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What is he nonexisting.

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Know, a lot of cities living is living. But his living is not like our living. Our living depends on others depends on a law, our living has a beginning point in time, our living as an ending point in time, so are living in a different way. And as we can accept that a lie is a living God, and we are living, but his living is much different from ours, it's absolute, whereas ours is finite. In the same way, we can accept any other description of a law.

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Similarly, so when we when we read problems as well and says that in the last third of the night, this is the best time to make. In the last third of the night, everybody's sleeping, get up, make tahajjud and turn to a law. At that time, a law descends to the first heaven and

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asks for all those who are praying so he could answer their prayers.

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We believe that a law descends to the first heavens, yet he is above this road.

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Those people who have a problem with it are those who imagine a law like a human being who when it comes down from the third floor is no longer on the third floor is done the first he can't be on the first and the third at the same time. So since he came down is no longer the preferred. So that's what they're saying, Well, if a lot comes down to the first Heaven, then is no longer about the throne. But hey, that's human beings. That's human being when you did that, you made a law like his creation

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and a law as he said, LASIK anesthesia. There is nothing like him was Semyon bossier and he is the all hearing

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and they all see.

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So he's still at the same time says he hears and sees we hear and see. But his hearing and seeing is not like our hearing and see.

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So I'm Nicola home, aka shadow Ella, stop Furukawa.