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Lessons From Christchurch

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Ebrahim Bham

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hamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah

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wa Salatu was salam wa ala Mulana Viva La Mulana Viva La Mata Mata Mata de la vida. kitabi mala Sharia Tabata, Shariati

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a MOBA do follow me, let him initiate Adi rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem la katakana confy rasulillah He also known as Santa

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patata, Allah Wanaka na naka de casa de Luca de Maya Kowloon for sub b b Hamed Arabic our co minister GD wha Buddha Rebecca Hata Yachty aka Leah the sakalava.

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Respect respected Allah elders and brothers.

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We begin by praising Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah tala has granted us a deal

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that is complete, comprehensive, which covers every aspect of human life and gives us guidance to do in any given situation.

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We send salutations upon our beloved navia krimson Allahu alayhi wa sallam whose life and Latella in the Holy Quran is referred to as the perfect example for humanity to follow Lacan, Allah confy rasulillah he was watton Hashanah. Allah tala further says, Who einzelner la casa Cara Lee to obey Hina leanness, Allah has revealed the Quran

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Li to obey iannelli nurse that

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala says we have revealed the Quran Li to be gentle in US Manu Zilla la him, that the prophet of Almighty Allah subhana wa Taala was to teach it and to explain it, what has been revealed to be a cream sauce.

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So what nebbia cream sauce loves words is actions. I am reality.

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The manifestation of Allah subhana wa sallam, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is where he

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recently there has been an event which has captured the imagination of the world because of various reasons that he is with regard to what happened in Christchurch. I think it's important that when we speak about something like this, it doesn't mean that we in any way, regard to begin significant

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matters, and incidents and situations that are happening around the world, in other parts of the world. If for example, sometimes, and many times people lack perspectives in things, if you are speaking, for example, on jealousy, the arms of jealousy, he doesn't mean in any way because you are speaking on the arms of jealousy, you are undermining or you regarding to be insignificant, the harms of pride, you are speaking on it at that particular time. It doesn't mean that you are undermining other aspects you are for some reasons, giving that importance, or you are speaking on that topic doesn't mean in any way that you are regarding as insignificant other topics. Similarly,

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when you are speaking about the lesson from Christchurch, it doesn't in any way regard as insignificant what is happening in Syria, what is happening in Afghanistan, what is happening in Yemen, what is happening in other parts of the world. But of course, this has been for various reasons, something that has come to the fore, and it is captured the imagination of the media, the social media, our conversations, and of course, has brought many aspects to the fore.

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Let us not forget where everything started off from an act of hatred, an act of terror. And many times because of what is happening in the media, where the media only likes to call acts of terror, that are done by people of a certain certain faith group. And we saw this, that when the news broke with regard to the great terror Act, the great tragedy, media houses, and even world leaders were hesitant at first to call it what it was an act of terror, an act of injustice, an act of hatred, an act of terrorism. It was also filled based on Islamophobia, hatred for Islam, Muslims and this has become

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In many ways, a worldwide phenomena where Muslims are being despised because of what they believe in their appearances are being despised and hated, whether it be the Muslim dress, whether it be the woman who are wearing niqab or hijab,

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that has become the object of hatred, the object of despise. Now, this is something that we have found, that is happening in many parts. In some parts of the world it is more prominent than in other parts of the world Alhamdulillah in South Africa, we do not have it to the extent that it is in other parts of the world. And we thank Allah tala for that. It's a great name of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. That year, we have different types of challenges. But you don't have a specific hatred against Islam and the Muslims. You don't have the media on a daily basis spewing out some filth, spitting out some aspects of hatred against Islam in the Muslims, the way you find media in

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other parts of the world, making it almost on a daily basis, speaking against Islam, or Muslims or against something about Islam and the Muslims. And now the one point that we have to keep in mind that this hatred against the truth, hatreds against Islam and the Muslims,

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because of sometimes what you believe in, sometimes what you stand for, is as old as our religion.

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ally in the Holy Quran, has many times mentioned to our beloved Nivea cream sauce alum about the remarks in the comments that were made by the enemies of Islam. That hurt nebbia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I read one such as in the football. While after 911 naka de casa de Luca de Maya Kowloon. We know that your heart is pained by what the people are saying. We know when a decimal nominal Idina Oh to look at algemene callicoon wamena levina shako as an kathira. We know this isn't a 14 superar of the Holy Quran Surah collegia which I said, initially, here Surah Al Imran we know that you will hear from the people of the Scriptures and for the people of the mushriks the people

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who worship idols, things that will hurt you tremendously. Whether it be the media, this is what happened even at that time, Allah Allah is telling me a cream sauce hillam you will be hurt by what the people say against Islam and Muslims, right.

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Now, what must you do, we will come to that when we know that you would be hurt by what they say.

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And one example that I can give in the in the early history of Islam, Allah Viola Ron, who was one day sitting amongst his companions, and his students, and he said, Man as Janice, oh people who is the most brave of people who is the most brave of human beings. So people said, Oh Allah, you are known for your bravery, who can be more brave than you. You are known for your bravery. I mean, people call you someone who was known for his bravery. And there are so many examples of his bravery, which litters the paper, the pages of Islamic history, you know, which are filled in the pages of Islamic history. And he literally allowed Turner said, No, I am not as brave as Abu Bakar.

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Brave is Abu Bakar. Then he gave one example, he gave several examples, the one that I would refer to, and he said that when we were literally number we were weak. At that time, one day, the Quraysh. They found nobody saw cinema alone in the atom. And they started strangling him,

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almost to the point of death. We knew about it, we were weak, we couldn't do anything about it. Someone went to tell Abu Bakar who was somewhere he rushed.

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And he came to those people and he separated them from nebia creme de la while he was sellable.

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And in the process, he was beaten up. And then he told them something that the Quran has made mentioned in another context. Attack to Luna Romulan, a cooler up via LA. Are you going to kill a person because he says Allah is my Lord?

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Are you going to kill a person because he says Allah is my my rub. What is happening in Christchurch is exactly the same thing. They wanted to kill him. He saw Selim because he said allies, my Arab Li worship when Allah what happened there, that same hatred that spewed itself out in Christchurch and in many other parts of the world are you going to kill a person and the people

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Prepare to do. So even if it doesn't make any human logic, even if it goes against the spirit of humanity, that people are prepared to do it, because of the hatred, that hatred stems from various other sources. And sometimes it could be because of fear for what Islam stands for. It could be for fear for what Islam stands for, I believe very firmly, that many times you will only go and attack someone, or in another way, you go and rob a house that you know, that has got some treasure, you would not go and Rob an empty house. So many times when people attack Islam is because they know Islam is a threat to the battle and to the falsehood. Nevertheless, this is something that we have

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to keep in mind. Now, you're in this instance, one of the things that came out very clearly, which is made mentioned in his manifestation on his manifest, or in his writings that he had read the statistic 37 page Manifesto, with it comes about because of a sense of superiority, a white supremacist thinking of his race, as superior to all other races, or other ethnic backgrounds. And as such, I have to do something against the rise of people of other color, people of other faith groups, people of other ethnic groups, people who are migrating, I gotta do something. And in that particular way, we all know that that particular type of supremacist, and that type of racial

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supremacy that he held, led him to go and do this act of terror. Now, this is not an isolated incident.

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It's not an isolated incident, it's a growing trend. And this growing trend has picked up because of the rise of right wing governments in America, in Hungary and other parts of the world. So people have become emboldened to be able to carry out this acts of hate and terror, because of the basis that we are the most superior tribe, because of our color, the color of our skin, we in South Africa would be able to identify with it, because we went through the apartheid system, which was based on the very same type of mentality and the same type of attitude, and the same type of thinking. Now, after understanding all of that, you know, what, what what do we do with regard to these aspects?

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Firstly, if there is an Islamophobia, Islamophobia in in our country, or in any other part of the world, there are two ways of dealing with it. One is within the law to deal with it in the best possible way that you don't, you know, we don't, we aren't pacifist, we don't take things lightly and say, okay, you want to kill us come and kill us within the law. And we have to make mention of that, because you can take the law in your own hands when someone in any country takes the law in your own hand, no matter how justified you feel with regard to the cause that you are doing, then that is a recipe for anarchy in any country. And even if people who feel justified in taking up the

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law in their own hand, it leads to energy greater than what you are trying to stop. When see the example of what happened in Pakistan, when people took the law in their own hands. For some time now and Hamdulillah, there is a certain degree of lickable betterment in the security situation. But when people started taking the law in their own hands, sectarian groups were killing one another. Look what happened in Somalia, where people were starting to kill one another, and everyone took the law in their own hands, taking the law in your own hands, might in some way.

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bring about some satisfaction to your emotions, but he's never the solution to anything, because it leads to greater chaos. And this has been seen many times in various parts of the world. So within the law,

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you use you stem those situations. In our country, we have a situation where Alhamdulillah you have a Constitution, which outlaws any statement, or any Act, which is based on hatred, which can incite hatred against any group. So if anytime this has to happen, then we have to take that steps. We don't sit quietly and said no, we don't take it. We have to be on the lookout, as I've said that we don't have perhaps outwardly. And we don't see it in the media, the type of hatred that is spewed forth in various other parts of the world happening in South Africa not saying that it doesn't happen. And maybe in certain social media circles which are more not open and apparent. It might be

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happening, but on the open media

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In front, now, or at least in our day to day routine, we have other challenges. We have the challenges of security and crime, but that is equal to people of all faiths, people of all colors, people of all backgrounds. And that is something that we as a community, from people from different backgrounds need to come together to, to work towards. But that's how we'll make mention of later on in the talk. Now, there is one aspect with regard to dealing with the aspect of Islamophobia. The other aspect is to change the perception of people who have hatred. And that is something that we have seen in the time of our beloved via Kareem salsa. But before I go on to that, while we condemn,

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and I think it's very important for us to make mention why we condemned the sense of superiority, the sense of racial superiority that has led to this act of hatred, then we also have to start scrutinizing amongst the lessons from Christchurch is, is there any sense of such superiority within our own Muslim community

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is that racism in any way,

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in our minds, in our thoughts in our actions,

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they we condemn, we condemn that act of racism, where a person fell his race to be superior, the white skin to be superior, and therefore it led to this act of hatred, then also we need to scrutinize we have to introspect is in any way that same type of superiority, my race, my ethnicity, my background is better than your background, something that Islam came to eradicate. And it would be one of the greatest tragedy.

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It will be the one with the greatest tragedy that that religion which came and amongst its first calls that it made, and amongst its greatest proclamation that it made was against racism. The people of that religion and the adherence of that religion must ever be called out to be racist, to be a tragedy. So beloved Nivea cream sauce alum well before it became popular to speak against racism, or to make slogans against racism or resolutions in the United Nations against racism, to our beloved Nivea cream sauce alum who showed any said in the federal sermon of La Familia rabina, Jimmy, Jimmy in Albion, there is no superiority of the Arab over the non Arab or the non Arab over

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the Arab, and there is no superiority of the white over the black or the black over the white, there is no superiority except on the basis of conduct, not on the basis of your ethnicity, your ethnic groups, the village where you come from, or the color of your skin via cream sauce, I'm speaking about the aspect of ethnic groups regarding themselves better than other groups, he said and Sabu Maha de les said Bhima sub button Allah Hardin the tribes that you belong to is not the reason why you regard yourself superior than other people who come from a different tribe. Now we have what we call in our Gujarati language we call it gum.

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So I come from this gum therefore I'm better than you because you come from that gum. Nowadays our youngsters don't don't know about it. When I speak about gum in our in our houses, people my youngsters say bubblegum.

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So this is something that we don't have. But there is this aspect that because I come from this village, I'm better than you because you don't come from this village. I come from the AMF come from noble stock. I come from this particular aspect. This is something that never saw slum said and seppuku Mojave lacet Mimosa button, I am Allah has never made this that aspect of where you come from the basis of superiority.

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Let us look at this example. If you look at pure lineage, if you look at pure lineage, right and you compare the lineage of Abu Talib,

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whom Allah

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Allah said Allah destroyed him and he is this time to the fire janam take his lineage, take his ethnic background, he's a polish. He's a family of Nivea cream sauce, his uncle of NaVi salsa and take the lineage of belagavi allow who came from Abyssinia who people didn't even know the lineage of his grandfather.

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And many times they used to refer belonged to his mother.

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In law, he lives him in pure lineage terms. This is a greater lineage. The lineage of nationalism is an ethnic ethnic. It's the family of nummy sauce, but we'll assume you will sacrifice 1000 avatar lives for 1 million

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despite his his background,

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then we look

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aspect with regard to people regarding themselves superior on the basis of the color of their skin, I am fair skin, I am therefore better than you who are that skin. I mean Since when do we ever come or even perhaps vice versa any any type of person regarding himself superior on the basis of the color of his skin, it is something that is completely haram and something that we have to be very careful with regard to it. And we are living in a country that has come through such such a situation that we have seen these things happening.

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Now, it could have impacted upon us I'm not saying it has, it will be silly said if it has impacted upon us. Then we need to be reminded about the examples of our beloved Nivea creams, Allah subhanaw taala what examples you know, in the

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in one of the I think it was either the Hydra to Rita after navia krimson Allahu alayhi wa sallam or maybe it was a conquest of Makkah, actually, in the conquest of Makkah after nebia Kareem saw summit conquered Mecca nebia Karim sallahu alayhi wa sallam did something that up till today it has not been done.

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Then we saw some Tobler with the Allahu anhu to climb on the top of the Kaaba in the beat to learn Polo doesn't

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for some reason, it is something that the oma has never done. Only belagavi Latino stood on top of the Kaaba in the beta light he called out as an observer.

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So the people who are still not Muslims, those who, who seeing this MCI has been conquered. Muslims have conquered MCI and this is what Mr. Aslam did. Now there were people in whom racial prejudice was still burning very fiercely. And they started saying many of them were hurt to be saying that we are pleased that our father passed away before this day that he hasn't. He didn't have to see a black Abyssinian slave standing on top of the Kaaba in such a place of honor and calling out the Azzam and calling out and calling people towards prayer. When nebia claims are seldom heard about this lobby aquarium saw silom immediately gave a sermon and he said, Oh people this this statement

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has come to my ears. Remember, there are only two classes and categories of people. Now,

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the only two classes and categories of people or other classes and categories have been done away in Islam. Now, either you are

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pious, good in conduct, and therefore, Allah has granted you respect and honor or either you are evil and you are not are not good and evil, and you're not good in conduct and character. and thereafter, you have no honor the way that person has honor who has done good deeds. Now, if you are good, and you are doing good, and you are good in conduct, that irrespective of your background and little has granted to honor and if you are evil in conduct, irrespective of your background, irrespective of your wealth, irrespective of status, irrespective of the color of your skin, irrespective of which noble background you might come from, in the words of Almighty Allah subhanho

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wa Taala you have no honor.

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Yeah, you and enough Allah Kanaka min Dr.

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Jana Kuhn Sharapova wakaba Lolita article, or people maybe saw somebody say to that, at that time, Allah has created you in different tribes in different races, for the sake of identification, not for the sake of pride. And for the sake of regarding yourself superior superior, in Accra, McComb in De La Jolla, Capcom, the most honored amongst you in the eyes of Allah, those who are the most pious, who didn't conduct something that we have to take a great lesson. And from this whole particular aspect.

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The other point that I felt

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that, of course, people have spoken about the reaction, the reaction of the people of New Zealand, the reaction of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, which is

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gained great admiration, and it has been admired. I saw a tweet by one of the greatest Islamic scholars of our time of Tito's money, who had actually admired and spoken highly about the way she had, you know, treated, and the way she had reacted. Now why why is it one would say, as the leader of a nation or the Prime Minister of a country, if your country man have been gunned down, have been killed unjustly, then it is your duty to be able to show sympathy with those people who have gone through such an ordeal, that would be natural. But given the fact that they are Muslims, it's not so natural. It's a reality. Because Muslims in other parts of the world, in Europe, in UK, in France,

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in many other parts of the world, are always made to feel that they are a threat to the security of the entire nation. They are outsiders, who are never looked upon as people who are part of the same country.

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And they are always made to feel outside. And here for the first time there was someone who stood up and said, You are us,

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you have been killed, you are part of us. And then of course, we all know the reaction, that she even went into the parliament to say, I will not take the name of this person who had done the killing, who has done the murder, who has done this act of terror, I will not even give him the respect by even taking his name. The after there was a situation of her coming towards the next Friday prayer, making it and the Friday tomorrow was you know, broadcast live on on the, on the on the national TV, they after people came in great amount of numbers to be to be part and parcel of the next Juma prayers, they came in gave great amount of flowers, you know, as a, as a symbol of

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solidarity. People show the solidarity in New Zealand in different ways. Right? And they after we even saw that the exam, and the Quran and the tilawat was made in the New Zealand parliament. And of course any people started scratching their head. And, and to be honest, I'll be very honest, many times Muslims did not know how to react.

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And I wonder if for example, given our mindset if something like this has to happen, if something like this has to happen in South Africa, and I'm not I'm not really I'm not criticizing it, maybe there is a need for us. Sometimes there was a need for us to be able to gain together to get together to to to become steadfast upon our principals. We were We were literally number. So we held fast onto our deal. And we became maybe insular thinking that insular nature would protect you. Right, so we thought that would be happened. Now. I just wonder if someone has to bring about 20 flowers outside our area. First of all, you will say it is haram.

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First of all, we will give a fatwa with regard to it. First, we will say how do they come here and give flowers they're not supposed to do so we would have given 10 foot to us. And we would have 10 different opinions with regard to the matter whether it is possible for them to come get flowers or not. And that's a reality, most likely that would have been would have happened. Now the point I would like to ask, why why would we be? Why should we be on the backfoot? Why should we be hesitant to think like this? And I'm trying to think about this because if you look at the teachings of our beloved Livia krimson, Amala, cillum, Nivea Creme De La Jolla, Selim did not teach these types of

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things. There are two aspects.

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There is one your religious dimension of your of your existence, and one is the social

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dimension of your existence. Right now understand this very correctly. And the reason why I'm saying I'm just trying to think why, first of all to give flowers nowadays you would say Now, where does this ritual came is bidet. So why, why did they come? Why did the non Muslims come and give flowers? Did they come with a bidet, and we would have maybe taken out a pamphlet against them. But that's perhaps how we would have reacted. Now nowadays also, you know, to give to give

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gifts also can become problematic. So one day, the the wife, you know, had a particular time when normally gifts are given. So the husband said, Now what what type of gift give me an indication what type of gift you want. So the wife said, I want something that can go from zero to 100 in few seconds.

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I want something that can go from zero to 100 in a few seconds. Right? The implications were quite obvious you wanted a fast car. But now the husband didn't want to buy a fast car. He gave us something according to what she asked for, which was correct according to what she asked for. He brought her a scale

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which went from zero to 100 a few seconds. So anyway, all of this type of thing. Sometimes you can, you know, gifts also can cause problems. So it causes fights. Sometimes fights can come from, you know, dubious and various reasons. So one day a woman was standing in front of the mirror, and she was telling her husband, you know, I'm looking starting to look old. Look at the wrinkles coming here, one or two white strands. Tell me something that is complimentary. And the husband said your eyesight is very good.

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Nevertheless, the point I'm making is there are two aspects of our care. One is religiously, we're now in religion.

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We make no apology whatsoever with regard to the faith that we carry.

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We are Muslims and we will not we must not compromise on our faith.

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Many times people you know when they go they go in the corporate world and sometimes certain things happen. You know,

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you know, all of a sudden these days mixing you suppose and because everyone is dancing, and they catching people of the other other gender, and then you know, you are you are part of that.

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What is our Sharia law Sharia says that this these are not permitted. Many times you will say you know what, these things are permitted you know, is only this narrow minded one ama hotel has one of these things are permitted me

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into it. So what is your religious dimension, your religious dimension, we don't compromise. You don't compromise with regard to act of what Allah has made. halala what Allah has made Haram. Even if you privately you are you're, you're weak, and you can you can abide by that. But if someone, someone in your company wants to abide by it, and you out of weakness don't you will stand by him. If you are a true Muslim you will stand by

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even if you are one is a weakness of yours.

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Savannah thodi Rahmatullah Lee used to say that there is a chance of forgiveness from a person who commits a Guna out of weakness.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't look very kindly to a person who does a Guna out of defiance

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when you do an act of Guna and sin out of witness, then you set up banners lm nanfu sin our life done wrong. You forgive me, Allah tala inshallah will look towards you with forgiveness. But if you do an act of Guna and sin out of defiance, so what about it? I'm going to do it because I'm free to do whatever I want. May Allah tala forbid the consequences of such action, one is out of weakness. Latella inshallah will echo what forgiveness towards us, but one is towards defiance. So religiously, we stand by what what we are. You know, when our beloved Nivea cream sauce love to give an example, be a criminal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. On one occasion, the machete kena maka came to

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visit Aslam, omo Mohammed we will become Muslims. If you worship

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our idols. For one week we will all become Muslims. Let me saw some said no. Then they even came to this extent. If you

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wipe your hand over our idols, take your hand over our idols, we will become Muslims

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and that Allah revealed this surah kuliah

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la buruma taboo Walla

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Walla

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Walla

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la comme de la comunidad de

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Lama right

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there's only one place in the Quran where Allah tala has addressed the disbelievers with only a few rune. Normally when Allah tala addresses people there are two methods of addressing in the Quran, when he addresses the believers, you Halina monoester minister in ob sorry was Sarah, who you who believe when he addresses believers and disbelievers how he addresses them. Yeah, you

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owe people.

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For the year, Allah tala made something against the normal trend. Oh disbelievers aka fury in we will not worship what you worship.

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And in your present state of mind, we don't expect you to worship Allah while you are worshipping idols.

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The reason is to make a clear cut distinction. So religiously, we are very sensitive in terms of integration.

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We are very sensitive and we should be sensitive

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to such an extent that Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not even prepared to keep one Rosa in Muharram because the Jews were keeping one closer, he said next year, I will keep too fast to make a distinction.

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So religiously, we are very, very sensitive, that this is what we are. But there is another dimension to our existence socially. We are part of one country you are part of one community you are part of one society. What did Islam teaches is part of one community and one society, even if you come from different faith backgrounds. What didn't we saw some teachers or teachers to have

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a community which is based

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on peace and harmony? That's when nebia cream sauce alum came to Madina. munawwara Libya, Kareem sallahu alayhi wa sallam, what did he do? He said Allahu Allah. He was Silla made the pact of Medina 47 clauses. People who are Jews, people who are people have mushriks people who are different backgrounds will come together in one state on the basis of living peacefully and harmoniously despite the different faith backgrounds you come from.

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And maybe a Kareem sallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that even if you are in one community, in one society in one country,

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then you are there is a social dimension, that you are with our responsibility as Muslims to work towards the peace, prosperity.

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in harmony of the society in the country in which you and I are living in that is the requirement of Dean via Crimson Allahu Allah wa sallam did it.

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We are we are now all of a sudden we find them showing good neighborly relationship, and we are we are on the backfoot we are astounded, but why am I supposed to be astounded that you have a laptop Aleppo, taught it to us well before these aspects, or these shows of solidarity, which we we admire and we appreciate. One day nebia krimson Allahu alayhi wa sallam went to visit a Jewish youngster who was sick. And we all say we must follow the Sunnah of Nevis. Awesome, right? With tiff with we keep the beard because maybe sauce them kept the beard. It's a tsunami.

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But I asked you the question, if maybe a cream sauce alum went to go and visit a Jewish youngster who amongst us has ever followed the Sunnah.

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Have we ever gone to go to a non Muslim person whom we know when we knew his his son was sick when you can visit him? by the name of Allah did it

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himself Salaam went to a route of a Jewish youngster who was sick. Afterwards he became a Muslim is a different matter. But initially enemies also meant to go and visit him. Let me a cream sauce lamb told him, accepted me as a messenger of Allah. He looked at his father his father knew nimisha silom was the last messenger because of what is written in the divine scriptures of the previous region. He said it Abul Qasim follow what I will cost him. He became a Muslim but before he became a Muslim, Muslim to go and visit

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Mooji Rahmatullah Allah says, I was with a gala evening as the great Sahabi he was skinning and he had cut a sheep. And while he was cutting the sheep and cutting the meat, Mujahid said at the library

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told us a hobby and he told his seven brothers habit only seven. See to eat that you give the first portion of the meat after cutting it to the non Muslim Neva.

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See to it that the first portion of the meat that you cut, you give it to the non Muslim neighbor. So just give you an example. This aspects of solidarity that was shown in New Zealand. I mean, while we sort of everyone was appreciating and everyone was sending it in social media, this is what our our Dean taught us many years ago. So this is a social dimension religious dimension I told you. This is a social dimension.

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Mufti Mahmoud sobre la one of our great scholars used to give you an example like this, he used to say that if someone travels from a train and he gave this example of traveling from a train between say Delhi and Amritsar or Delhi and Mumbai, or for example, in our parlance today, we will say taking a plane from here to Dubai, or taking a plane from your anywhere, London wherever you are going. He said people will be in the plane will come from different backgrounds will be traveling for different reasons. Someone might be going for Dubai for business, some will be going to visit family, someone will be going to to do business, someone might be able to go for entertainment,

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someone will be going for holidays, someone will be going for different reasons. But despite the different reasons you are going on the plane while you are on the plane, it's the duty of everyone to see that that particular journey is safe.

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If there is a threat to the plane safety, you will not say why should I act.

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I'm a Muslim, he's not a Muslim.

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I'm going for he's been for holidays, and going for the path of Allah, He is going to go to the casino.

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While you are on that plane, if there is a threat, everyone will bend it together. For the sake of seeing that that particular it makes common sense. Now take a plain piece in limited space, take a country which is a vast space, vast mobile space, use the very same principle.

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We are all staying in one country. It's the responsibility of every person from the social dimension, to put our shoulder to the wheel, to see that the country we are living in is peaceful is harmonious and the people of the country have a relationship which is based on love and not based on hatred. Everyone has to play that role. And unfortunately, in our insular type of mentality that we have today, we are not playing that role.

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We are not playing that role as Muslims as we are supposed to do. One of the

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one of the greatest thinkers of the last few decades in the opening of a Masjid in Dewsbury, he said as long as you remain insular in your own communities, you don't show people the beauty of Islam. You don't share the beauty of Islam with people. You don't share common courtesy.

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In common humanity, then I feel I have to tell you, that you will never remain safe in your country where you are living in

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one day, when, when the rising up of hatred comes up from people who are in the majority who have, who have an agenda, because you have not been able to interact, and you have not been able to counter that narrative of hatred which does passing on,

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then you will not be able to be safe. It's a it's a folly for us to believe. It's a folly for us to believe that you will preserve yourself by remaining insular people's perceptions have been formed with regard to you. You cannot remain insular. And how are you going to

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combat that perceptions of negativity and hatred people have against you, if you are going to be in sooner. I'm not saying you must assimilate. I spoke about the religious dimension, there is no compromise. But socially, in our interaction, in our daily interaction, even up to the extent of meeting someone who is on the filling station, even if it is someone you know, they are employees, the people who we come into contact on a business level, it's our duty to be able to show the courtesy that Islam has taught us

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and now let me say in conclusion, you know, if you look at the way of our beloved maybe a creme de la wa sallam, it is how he dealt silica in the Quran says we'll look at Nana Mo, and naka de casa de Luca Maya Kowloon.

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We know that your heart will feel hurt with regard to what the people are saying. For sub Arabic. Continue glorifying Allah tala and be among those who makes it. Continue doing your work of showing people the good conduct of Islam.

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One example that what am I have given. You see when, when zuleikha fell in love with Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, we all know that incident. What type of incidents we know very well.

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sulekha fell in love with Musa Yusuf alayhi salatu salam and we think that Eliyahu Bella the whole surah Yusuf is a love story is not there are so many beautiful examples and so many beautiful, you know, lessons that we learned from them. So when when they started criticizing, criticizing

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Zulu zulekha about the love that she had for Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. So what did you do or what is really

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well called a nice way to feel Medina t murottal azeez to LA we do Fatah, FC Kardashian

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Kardashian Ah ha ha. Haha, love has made her blind Love is blind. Allah has made mention of it in the Holy Quran cachaca for her Hinata Rafi Valley movie, we see her that she has gone astray in her love for someone who is working for her. Right now What did she do?

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Did she go in present to present

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justification with regard to her love? What did she do for llama Samia demokratischen Ursula la hin when she heard what they were saying she invited them to adult she gave them invitation watlow nataka. She made them sit on reclining beautiful sofas.

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Colaba Hideki Min hoonah Sakina. She gave everyone a knife. She gave them something to cut.

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We'll call Marina Marina who was an idea when, when they were cutting Cheeto Yousuf to make his appearance when Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam walked on those woman

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who are cutting

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a fruit or whatever they were cutting. When they saw hazard Yusuf Alayhi Salaam beauty cut that an idea when instead of cutting the fruit, they cut the hands and the fingers will call now. Harsh Harsha de la Hema ha de Bashara one lajitas is not a human being in haga in Malecon curry, this is like an angel who has come in front of us in terms of his beauty. The point when use Rekha was criticized about the love that she had for use of she didn't provide any justification. She just showed people the beauty of yourself.

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She just showed people the beauty of use of when they saw the beauty of you so they stop criticizing. Now when this is telling you from the Quran, so when they showed people liquor the size there with regard to sushi show people the beauty of use of I see use the very similar thing when

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people criticize you about Islam. Instead of providing justification and answers, there is a need for that also, just show them the beauty of Islam. You don't have the confidence in the beauty of Islam

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said zulekha head in the beauty of Yousuf

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Let me ask you again, you don't have the confidence in the beauty of Islam that Julissa had in the beauty of use of. She put it in front, they all kept quiet. You show people the beauty of Islam. Allah Allah Zim people will keep quiet. Let me give you an example.

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The time of our beloved Nivea cream sauce, we know that there are many people who try to to bring about great amount of harm to

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them, they couldn't see the beauty, the beauty of Islam they couldn't see the rise of Islam. When one of them was to help in Amara.

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Amara was an amazing, you know, human being, in the sense that he was very, very, very

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bright, very intelligent, but opposed to Islam and the Muslims to the core

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to to show you how much hatred he again, he had against Islam. He was the chief negotiator on behalf of the Quraysh,

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the chief negotiator on behalf of the Qureshi, the Treaty of Buddha.

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When they were writing the treaty, when they were writing the treaty, and they came mohammadu Rasulullah This is a treaty between Muhammad Rasulullah and the Quraysh Safar so he said, No, I will not. This is not I will not allow this to say I, if I believe in Muhammad Rasulullah Why would I ever, you know, do anything? Sorry, I'm not prepared to write. So now we saw some said, why he said no, and we saw some totally leave it right. Mohammed bin Abdullah,

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so much he didn't even want to hear that name of Muhammad Rasulullah. His Son, Abu jandal comes he was a Muslim. He was tortured by this same Suhail bin Amma. He was tortured by Swami Rama.

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So suhaila son comes to the Muslims while they're about to sign the Treaty of Buddha. And the treaty says anyone comes from Makkah to the Muslims, the Muslims was returning. And when Abu gendell comes full, have been tortured, persecuted in chains. And maybe a cream sauce lamb sees him, let me sell some say this man is going to create a great amount of difficulty for us. Muslims say Dr. Ursula, give him give me protection. Look at how he's looking. He's our brother. Look at what that was what they are doing to him. He is swale who is negotiating his son? Let me serve themselves to Hale. Your son has become a Muslim. He wants to join us allow him to join us.

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Let me sit alone Islam said soil no soil said no. I will not allow him the treaty says anyone who comes from Makkah to you You must return him. Then we saw some say the treaty has not been signed, Sohail out of compassion. Leave your son to come and join the Muslims. So he said no.

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If you insist I will not sign the treaty.

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Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to sign the treaty is would they be I was supposed to become a very great enough hatanaka for a movie now.

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And at that particular time, nebia krimson Allahu Allah wa sallam, tola who general God makes our callback, such a person after the conquest of Makkah after two years after truth yahudi via his son Abdullah was a sincere Muslim. He go and secrecy jasola give protection for my father that he must come and see you so that he can accept Islam maybe by seeing the beauty of Islam. So let me occur himself said See, I can't promise anything you know, in the hands of Almighty Allah but go and tell your father I've given him protection and can tell the people all Muslims don't have to wait till he comes to us. When Suhail comes to nebia, Karim, Allah Allah wa sallam, Maria loutra, who caught up

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and said Yasuo, let me break up his front teeth. He is the man who used to speak against Islam and the Muslims. He would be what we say today a journalist who wrote against Islam and the Muslims. He used to compose poetry against Islam and the Muslims. Omar said Yasser Allah let me break his tea that very same tea that he used to speak against Islam and the Muslims. And then we saw some said Kumar, leave him leave him one day that very same teeth and tongue will speak in favor of Islam.

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So a laughter why while becomes a Muslim, over karate Allah says our karate alto says I can remember the scene at the time of digital WIDA that nebia Kareem sallahu alayhi wa sallam was shaving his hair in the very same Suhail bin Amara is standing in the queue waiting to catch the hair of our beloved and

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he is waiting to catch the hair of

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that person who was so opposed to Islam. He became a Muslim trivia

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Seeing examples of idioms also in New Zealand. We're hearing people have come in they seen and they becoming Muslims. Perhaps that's the way we are we that's the way we deal with situations. I'm not saying that's the only way but in perhaps in today's time where you don't have power, that's the way you deal. You deal with the clock. And there's very same swale. And let me conclude to this incident.

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In the time of Omar od allow, it is also a particular example with regard to having racial tendencies. And maybe at the time of homophobia, Latino, the very prominent people of Quraysh was sitting to meet Omar echomap in Abuja, the same show help in our was, of course one of the great, great people of the tribes in Quraysh, and Accra Minami johal swale with Mr. And it was another one person who was sitting waiting to meet Omar and Omar was busy with someone and then three other people who came who were from the racial ethnic background, not so prominent belaga the Latino came suhaib from room, a white person came

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in, and there wasn't one another person who came and they came in they started sitting there. When O'Meara heard they were sitting. Omar told us seven Go and call them immediately. Go and call them immediately. Now these three people who are sitting there watching this whole thing, and one of them said, leave me hottub we are amazed that

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he leaves us he calls our former slaves. He leaves us he calls our former slaves, the same Swahili bin Amara, the same swale bin amor who are so opposed to Islam and the Muslims. He tells economic in Abuja, he karma it is no fault of him.

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It is no fault of him.

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These were the people

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who the corner call towards success, the caller called towards truth, both to them and to us. They took precedent over us in accepting that call to truth because they took precedence over who gave them precedence whom or gave them precision because they were savvy on our own. They were among the people who first became Muslims. And so he called a chroma key Chroma.

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Don't be surprised, because on the day of chiamata Allah will also give them presidents the same so he'll be nama what words of wisdom? That very same Suhail humara Dr. Mountain wanted to break his teeth because he used his tongue against Islam and the Muslims. That very same Suhail, who, at that time of who davia didn't even couldn't even bear

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the name Muhammad Rasulullah

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