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154. Sept.16 2016

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Hungary lonardo Anna Stein who wants to Pharaoh and Obi

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Wan are all below him in Shura and fusina amin sejahtera Molina via de la philomel de la la mejor de la fecha de la

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la la la la la la la, la la sharika wanna shadow Mohammed Abu or sudo Salatu was Salam O Allah he was he was happy woman without what he looked at my bad blood brothers and sisters in Islam a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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allows for hondata speaks to us in the Holy Quran, Allah says

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laniado the Buddha, Allah nesara had

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a letter home

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in Buddha law he who will Huda?

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Today, I want to speak

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a little bit about the challenges

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that all Muslims face

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and the world in which we live and particularly young Muslims in the world that we live. And I increasingly come across

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young people who

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seek my advice on

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the challenges that they face every day of their lives.

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And I want to refer initially to

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what is called culture walls.

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And this term may sound like a modern term,

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but it is in fact, a term

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that was originally coined in the time was an AVI Salalah.

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And there's a particular story connected to this term culture was

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a man by the name of footballer, a lazy footballer I lace he

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was on the face of it Muslim.

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And he had become Muslim after the conquest of Makkah. In other words, when Islam was

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at its the height of its development at the time,

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and the story goes that he one day came,

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he came to kill the NaVi salatu salam. You he put a knife on the shirt, whatever he was wearing, and he was going to stab the Nabi sallallahu, wasallam wilden Ibiza Salaam was making tawaf.

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So for dolla came

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and the reason that he wanted to kill the NaVi salatu salam, despite the fact that he was a Muslim

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was because he saw the Nabi sallallahu wasallam as a threat to the culture of the atoms.

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He saw the nivetha salons fight there was nothing wrong with these faith.

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But it shows that if this faith became

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widespread, and it became implemented amongst the Arabs, they would lose the culture

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and say when any may throw off

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while the Navy Salah was making so off, but the Navy noticed something about him.

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Because when a man is nervous

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because this was a

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this is a suicide mission. He knew that the moment he was going to kill the Navy salsa, lamb, he was going to be dead. The Sahaba would kill him, because it's after the conquest of Makkah, was in Makkah was flooded with Muslims and Makkah was under the control of the Nabi sallallahu wasallam. So he knew that he was this was a this was a death mission. No, no, he was able to survive this mission.

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So the Navy says,

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of course, allows founder and makes him aware of everything.

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So as fidella was making tawaf around the province of Salem notice that he was he was nervous, and he was saying things that he says I'm asking, What are you saying, you know, you seem nervous, and you seem to be saying, What are you saying, you know, I'm glorifying Allah, I can throw off I'm glorifying Allah to within song.

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So as he was coming closer to the Navy sallallahu wasallam.

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Eventually to stab the Navy Salas, Allah every time that we asked him for Allah, wa

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Wrong, you know, why are you so nervous? What's wrong? I mean, you know, me smiling at him and asking him you know, is there anything I can help you with? Anything that's worrying you anything is troubling. No, no, no no, I'm making vichara memento after making the coma.

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So eventually as he came near to the Navy, sir allowed his alarm.

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He would never put his hand on his chest.

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And then I'd be prayed for him. Let me say Salaam Syria I'll take away his nervousness, takeaways worry, whatever travels he might have taken away.

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And so dollar says that the moment the Navy Salah put his hand on his chest, the Nagisa Salaam became the most beloved person for him.

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That he realized that the mission that he was he came for was not a mission that required a death of such a wonderful person could install him with such calm such peace.

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But what I want to

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make you aware of is that this

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tension between the faith of Islam and the culture of Muslims

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will lead

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to this kind of dysfunctional behavior.

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So much so that people will kill each other, with this man wanting to kill the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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they will eventually kill each other for

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for protecting

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the culture in which they live.

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They will do anything to support and foster the culture in which they live

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to the detriment of the Quran, and Sunnah Muhammad, Allah Allah.

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This is not new.

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And there are many reasons for this.

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They are cultural,

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they economic.

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They have to do with our egos. They have to do with misguided leadership.

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And then evisa speaks a lot about misguided leadership.

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And he says, it is the latter.

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There are three things isn't me salsola wanders off.

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The most important thing is the mistake of the island.

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If the alley makes an error,

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as one of the greatest things you can happen to a community, why?

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Because if that Arlen cannot correct himself before the next meeting with his congregation, and he dies,

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generations of Muslims will commit that mistake.

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And what will they say?

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They say our chef said that just before he died,

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and we will say to them, but this is what Allah says. This is what is an IBC as they say, but you know, she has said that. So can you imagine

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what he has to answer for the deaf?

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Whether intentionally or unintentionally,

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he has to answer for, for his Zilla for the mistake, which he made.

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And so it's important not only for the island, but for the layman. For the layperson, as well, to consider seriously

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what we say. And whether we say what we say is the truth or not.

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Are we just saying it in order to look intelligent, and to look like an alien or to sound like an island?

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Not realizing that if I die the next minute, and I've just been misguided that person, he will say, you know, but I just want to say to shift so to say, and it carries on, like many people will say to do but my father said that. My grandfather said that. So and So said that. So how can I not do what so and so said and what so and so

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if we look at our

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citizenship of South Africa,

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if we sit back and we look at

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who we are, in terms of being South African,

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and this would apply to Australian, American,

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British, New Zealand wherever Muslims may find themselves

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then we always concerned about

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What is the contribution that Muslims are making to the South African

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to the progress of South Africa? Or to the development of South Africa? The question always ask ourselves sort of a guilt question

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that Muslims want to live the life, but they don't really want to make a contribution to South Africa.

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Now, I say to you that that is not true. That is not true. Because a good artisan is a good South African artisans.

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If you lay your bricks straight up,

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and you throw a good foundation, then you are making a contribution to the development and progress of this country.

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If you are a good doctor, a good driver, a good housewife, or just a good human being, you are making tremendous contribution to South Africa.

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So we should never think and feel that maybe we're not in politics. And we may be we're not there. Maybe you're not doing this maybe not marching enough. No. Every Muslim by virtue of being a Muslim even, is making a contribution to South Africa.

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So we must call ourselves good South Africans.

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We are good South Africans in more senses than one sense.

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None of us will cause an accident because we drink alcohol, in that we are good South Africans is in itself.

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So we must not allow ourselves to be criticized to be maligned to be trivialized. Because some people think that Muslims are not good citizens of the world. Good French citizens are good British citizens are good American citizens. Now that spills over to us because in France, we are told we are not good citizens of French citizens. Because it will be Adobe because I was with scarves, because we were burqini. Because to make adon because we fast in in America, now Trump is saying Oh, these Muslims must keep keep them out of America, you know, they're not good people. And if it's us, and somehow we think in this country also maybe that's what other people think of us. But we are

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essentially good Muslims

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are stuck. We come from the best of in the world. And let's talk ease. We are of the oma of Mohamed Salah LaValle.

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As I said to you, before that,

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I think it was last week, we spoke about the

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the theory of natural selection

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was the man who invented that theory was an Einstein,

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Darwin

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and the man who brought this up was his Jewish professor and hopefully next week I'm gonna play with a clip.

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And he says that

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God that naturally selected every one of his prophets,

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Allah subhanaw taala chosen, every single one of his prophets, from all the people who lived at the time of that Prophet.

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So they were millions of people living Allah chose one person know, Adam, he moves. Everyone was absolutely chosen.

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Allah selected them.

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It was a process of natural selection.

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And that allows me to choose of all the people who ever lived.

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One men to finish the job to be the last messenger, the Seal of the Prophets, who hadn't met Allison, Allah salatu salam. And we are fortunate we are not Omar Ibrahim, or Isa or Musa. We are the profit of that man was chosen from all of humankind since the beginning of time to bring the last message to her on to mankind.

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And through the Quran is also the selected word of our law from the time of Adam to the time of Mohammed says of the best words Allah chose the best Sharia Allah chose.

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And Allah chose the best nation, the Arab nation to receive this message.

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And we because he was not sent to the Arabs, and he was the only property to send to mankind.

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He was the only one person

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That was sin.

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Renata Leilani as a mercy for the whole of humanity.

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So coming back to we as as,

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as Muslims,

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we should not allow ourselves to be bullied psychologically.

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or other people will say in the workplace to you, you know, what do you think of ISIS? What do you think of suicide bombers? Why should I answer for what is happening in the Middle East? I should say to my friend, but it's got nothing to do with me.

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Do check, I don't have a vest on yet work to blow you up. Have you checked lately? We checked.

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If you want to ask those questions, go to the Middle East go to either go to Syria, or go to Iraq or go over these people and ask them yourself.

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I'll give you second and information you want first that information cost.

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So we should not be bullied.

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But what happens now to us we become apologetic. Yeah, you know, that's not Islam. We say you know, that's not our Muslim should be cetera, et cetera. You get into all these apologies until the person you're talking to starts crying and say, Are you sorry for you know, shame. You people are, you know, really suffering in the world. And he's got exactly what you want, we want you. So

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for 200 other people what other Muslims are doing.

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And unfortunately, we live at this time when these things are happening, but this is not.

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This is not the only time in history that this has happened. This is happening

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for 1000 years in Europe when the church was

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at war with its own people. When the Catholic Church was at war with its own people, for 1000 years. They burned people at the stake.

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The bad people

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alive.

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They threw them to the lions.

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And the Tigers. They beheaded them.

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They did all kinds of they slaughtered them by the 1000s. Because they didn't agree with Judge dogman were the way the Jets store science over the sun. So Copernicus and all these people who studied the heavens, they all came under the fire of the church.

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So men has always had this sense of

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violence. Islam is not the only faith or Muslim is not the only people that has a monopoly on violence. People have always been violent. From the time of Adam is one son killed the other son. That's where it started. And they were children of a prophet

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alayhi salatu salam

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so we should not be taking the rap or the blame

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for it happening in the world.

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If we do this,

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then we will feel

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as no other people say about us We are the problem people in the world today.

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People say Muslims problem

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the problem

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first it was

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we were not white and we were a problem.

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We were Indian we were a problem. We were colors we were a problem.

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We were even a half white is net is a bigger problem.

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So today we will say you know this Muslims they find people at the very center of the property this the problematics of problem community.

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So they say all these things about you.

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So one wonders, When are they going to really become your friend? When are they really going to embrace you as a friend? When are they really going to take you as an equal? When are they going to stop looking at you as if you're going to kill them now?

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And they know you're not going to do that

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allows you to handle 1000s in Iran

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laniado this is your 200 and 20th verse

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lanterna uncle Yahoo Warren nesara had the Tabby have a letter

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in the law he

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allows formula says

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laniado and Kalia

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Wallander for

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the Jews and the Christians will never be happy with you

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can do what you want.

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You can change your name from YouTube to Joe

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or from

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Nyima to

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Emma,

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or from Mohammed to Mo,

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oh, you have a nicest sounding surname, then everybody must call you by your surname, because it seems closer to a white Manson.

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People do all these things, or you give your children names that doesn't sound Muslim, No, none Muslim, like in between.

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Like you give your son's name, the man gives the name.

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And when it comes from school, em, all his friends, when they visited, they call him Adam.

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And you say, that's what I want. That's exactly where I thought it would go.

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And so allow us as you do all these things.

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They don't change. So what must you do for them to like you, Allah.

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Allah says they will only like you had that ability home until you follow the religion.

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And know the religion as a religion.

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They don't want you to go to church with him because they didn't go to church. The moment you can tell them go to church, when they don't say, Brother, you know, I am a Christian. But you know, I don't really go to church. So don't talk about going to church, they want you to do the things which they do

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have a glass of wine.

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From time to time, you didn't have to get drunk, have a beer from time to time.

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Why would you come to office functions, you must wear a scarf. Because you know,

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you can do blazer, you can wear a scarf at home and when you go to the machine, but when you have a function that works,

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have you had an appetite for it.

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So you know all these things for them.

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And what happens, I've done everything now they move the goalposts.

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They know it.

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And they want you to embrace more and more of their cultivation and with their faith.

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When the Bible says don't drink the Bible, there is no need for them to their faith, it's going into the middle of Cordova to a way of life, a culture that you need to embrace. And we'll get to hear more about about that. And so

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we are bad.

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Because you see, we want to we want to bend over backwards.

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So

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in the 19th century,

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to be exactly in 1893.

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In Chicago, in the United States of America.

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Some Muslims came together with some Jews and some Christians.

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And they started what is called the Parliament of world religions.

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parliament of world religions, let's get to get the Muslims to sit down with us around one table.

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And let's talk whatever we need to talk about and share what you want to share with them.

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I can imagine with noises happening Chicago.

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This didn't happen in

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Cairo, or Islamabad.

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whoever else it was a Muslim kid no does happen in Chicago. So who has the upper hand psychologically

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people who love the

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the non Muslims, the Christians and the Jews.

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At 93, this eight interfaith dialogue started.

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And this dialogue was first between the Christians and the Jews and the Muslims

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or the Muslims and the Jews and the Christian

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don't join the first latest because it will come to someone else.

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Since 1893,

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more than 50 of these organizations were started all over the world.

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Then they added the Bahais, then they added the Buddhist in the edit this and then edited that in edit the dead Muslims is probably becoming too boring of a partner to sit around the table with.

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And finally,

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in the 2012,

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the king Abdulaziz

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International Center

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for inter religious studies now for interreligious and intercultural dialogue was established

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by the Saudis

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to catch up using

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Saudis auto What are you doing for this interfaith? In fact, I told you about the conference, the first conference, the Saudis interfaith conference, the head in Spain,

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where the Saudis wanted to show the other faiths that they were so worth it

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and was so in tune with interfaith movement

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that they chose Akari to open this competence in Spain.

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And the sqare Subhan Allah era, he read the Quran, probably the most beautiful fashion

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but it's hard he was a Lebanese Christian.

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Ari, they chose open to show the non Muslim world how was it Muslims are that they even would choose the person to read their Koran, a Christian person to read the Koran at an interfaith conference?

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Where did they decide to establish the headquarters of this inter religious body?

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They decided and this is all on the internet, you can look it up I'm not sucking my thumb.

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sucking that under the internet. But don't believe everything the internet does. But this I think they're not gonna lie about

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they chose to establish the headquarters of this center King Abdulaziz center for inter religious dialogue and studies in Vienna, in Austria.

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Now, when I looked at this, I said to myself, ah, hell no no

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Appaloosa, from that bites from the, from the interface brothers and sisters

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that they should know the center way in Vienna.

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And what is the significance of aina for Muslims and Muslim is a Muslim culture

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the significance of a center for Muslim history and Islam as a faith

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and the culture that we have is that is that we Hannah was the city at which Islam was turned back from Europe

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in 1536, and in 16, something 1650 I think, both these years,

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the Ottoman Empire tried to penetrate into Europe and they were stopped at Vienna.

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Now symbolically, this should be the greatest insult to establishing such a saint in such a city. And if you look at the map of Europe, you will see that we enter strines modern Europe to the south is Italy, to the North East Germany, and straight across is France. And of course right across from days

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over the channel is

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is Brexit

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so the Muslim army the last Caliphate and the last Muslim I was stopped at Vienna. It just leave the other participants in this is saying they should remind me of the fact that you will never be able to penetrate Europe

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with all your king Abdulaziz billions of dollars that you have

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they should remind

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The over that whether they were aware of what, whether they stood up wherever, I don't know but I immediately became aware of this.

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And the policy that was written that will govern this tent of inter religious faith, interfaith dialogue

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was the following.

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That this tent

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is independent

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and will not be promoting any one religion.

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I can imagine

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you are Hardiman harmony, you are the seventh of the two holy places

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you occupy

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the center of Islam

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you establish

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an interfaith center in Vienna. And the third thing you say is that this will not be used for the spirit of Islam.

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Otherwise is not for Dawa

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then for what the hell is it?

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I mean for what

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what what what what is it that you want to do with you Islam? Why Why do you do this? Why don't you just keep quiet and not do anything?

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I mean, why bend that backwards? For the for for Western civilization and for white civilization what

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Nagisa solemn came with equity, he came with equality. He said that

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the profit or loss honors is like crap. Again, there's no compulsion in faith.

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And I've said this so many times and Muslim Muslims conquered that then civilized world, they did not conquer that world to convert that world.

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So they remained until the 16th century, minorities in the Muslim world.

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I mean, they conquered Lebanon and Damascus in those areas centuries ago.

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But if you go there today,

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a lot of Christian Maronite Christians in Lebanon,

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same as in Syria.

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We've got the Jews in Palestine, we conquered Palestine, the time

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they stole, in fact, the ruling the plane,

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if we're really gone into the world to convert,

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then that whole area would have been 100% Muslim, but it's not 100%.

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And it shows you that Islam spread not only as a religion, but Islam also spread as a civilization.

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It spreads mathematics, its language, its culture,

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its architecture, all these things became part of the essence of Islam. And that is why people became Muslim because of these things.

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So the struggle then today, as it is for the Saudis, as it is for us and our children,

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is to

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ask ourselves the question or to be challenged by how do I keep myself islamically engaged?

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I'm not saying you should engage a Muslim girl and islamically engaged. I'm saying how do you keep yourself engaged in your daily life and be always be attached to Islam? How do you not give in to the pressures of other cultures? How do you remain the Muslim? How do you keep this scarf on your head? How do you keep it there?

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As a woman, and I say, these are my greatest heroes. It's the women of today who wear the hijab. I'm not talking about niqab. I'm not talking about those who cover their faces. They're great Mashallah.

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I admire them provided they don't smoke by the wearing that niqab.

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But for women wear their scarves and clothe themselves properly, do not wear tight fitting clothing. They are the heroes of today.

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Can you imagine that you should go to work every morning

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with a job

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and a coffee and you

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head and a scarf around the neck.

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Can you imagine the challenge it will be for your boss for yourself or your co workers? Yet our women go to a black net every single day.

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Shouldn't they be admired for that? Are they not the heroes? Imagine you had to go for an interview for a new job and you have to go into a job and a career. And you're a chartered accountant, you're going for a job as a chartered accountant, or whatever great jobs they are today to whatever qualification you have.

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But women when they go for those interviews, they have to go like a Muslim woman.

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First thing was we will say to you going for interview Why look like this? Otherwise, you won't say that the government will say no, no, you can't, you must be this way properly.

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So they're the heroes. And as we grow up, as children in this community,

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without scarves and our coffee houses,

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and we become socialized as Muslims, we adopt the Muslim culture.

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And we become aware of our identity, and what shapes our identity as Muslims.

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And we go to university

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and regarding to the working world, into the corporation's

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we struggle

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to reconcile our Islam with our behavior, the struggle.

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It's a struggle to say to your fellow Muslim brother works with you in the office, when you see him in the morning Assalamualaikum.

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Struggle

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or when you meet him in the passage to say Assalamualaikum

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how's it

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going you meet him

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or her?

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Until we can sit it's a weakness, because we don't really identify with Islam.

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And we need to become conscious of the fact that every time we say hi to a Muslim brother, were diminishing the deen of Allah.

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Then it is Allah Allah said

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condominial Hadith.

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But the man who greets first something about the man who greets first

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from remember, but there's some greatness about the bridge first.

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He says Assalamualaikum first, not salam, not like?

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No Assalamualaikum.

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So what do they tell you when you reach the stage where you know every degree or you now have your money? Or you have your suit on?

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Or you have you have now reached the age of majority?

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And now you want to go out into the world? So what do they say to your friends, your family, your mother, your father?

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Everybody says one thing do you go for it?

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They say my son, what do you want to become go for my daughter, whatever you want to do, go for it.

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See if you want to go and work at Emirates and serve liquor on the flight or not serve liquor, but walk around

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without any maharam or father. And you said you don't go for that you're gonna go do this. You're going to live in England gopher you're working in Australia Gulf La La La quwata illa.

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Yes, Islam says Go for it. Doesn't say don't go for Islam says love your life to the fool but live your life righteously.

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When you say to your child, my child go vote you want to go but love your life or righteously. righteously means that there are rules.

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There are rules for parking your car. So there are rules for living as a human being and they are rules for living as a Muslim human.

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And we need to tell the story.

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When they come to visit, you don't want to say Oh, my daughter just qualified as a doctor to introduce it to the shift one

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which is not properly dressed

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by demand

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I'm not

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that's what are

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you proud of the problem because now you're gonna see the CA or she's a doctor or she's a lawyer, she's dead, but you can present her.

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She's not presentable. Or even to other Muslims, it's on either.

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We need to re identify with who we are very important. We have an identity. If we lose that identity, mediaeval, we've lost if other people keep the identity, other people shuttered lunch and they have a loss. That's the identity, that's an extension of the identity. Nobody can tell them not to have it.

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When they go to the beach, they weigh the two piece because that is part of their identity. They are seen not to be Muslim or whatever else.

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So what would he find me? What would he find us

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so the struggle in our lives and the lives of our children is to keep that balance.

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To keep that taekwon to keep that attachment to allows for her new autonomy.

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And we think

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Muslims also think non Muslims also think that the only purpose Muslims have is is to convert other people to their faith.

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That's the first thing we want to do.

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Come and see, I'm gonna make a sacrifice. Come and see because a bit of sacrifices come and see this. Come and sit we having a little gathering. We came to read some we're gonna sing some Muslims some Come and sit and listen to what we do.

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When my mother comes from Haji, Miss Cummings.

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And we have this need for people when they see this that they must become Muslim by some walk or by crook.

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We have this need.

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Why Why? Why do you want to convert people? That's not your job. tomahto Allah converts people.

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And Allah can convert people, whether you like it whether you don't like it.

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In,

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in Naruto in the hood, Allah He

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has the second part of the verse I call to Allah says, oh, Mohammed, tell everybody in the world, yourself as well. That guidance is only one kind of guidance, it is Allah's guidance. It comes directly from Allah into your heart, if you are going to receive it, whether you will do a Buddhist, a Christian and non believing atheist allows you to take stock in your heart, you can take to a million core values.

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And it is only when it's in your heart Will you be able to transplant it into another heart? I think trans is probably the best example today

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of what is called secularism.

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secularism means the absence of faith or religion in a society. secular means without God,

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anything where God is not welcome is called secular.

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So this is a secular state, South African

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state where God is not involved in Parliament, or in the laws of this country.

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Or in the way we people dress for what they do. If you say this is from God, which in your Bible is the Quran? Yeah, do that. And don't do that we didn't do it. So that you can succeed in law will not take into account how you.

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And I want to give you an example of

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you know, we are always blamed.

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That is with Muslims in France.

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were too overtly Muslim. They carry Islam on their sleeve, they may even want to walk with a job. Maybe they should just not wear a scarf in the street and the French will love them more. Maybe they should not weigh burqini on the beach, you know, why should they

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people think like this.

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But don't look at France as an example of Western hypocrisy when it comes to Islam.

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And the reason that we should not forsake our culture and our faith for the faith and culture of the faith of what other people want to see the world

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Now secularism in France has got three flavors.

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Extra sweet flavor.

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The regular flavor

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sounds like some mocha.

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Like some coffee that you drink, extra sweet coffee, regular coffee. And then there's a butter coffee, coffee without milk and without sugar. Now secularism in France has got these three flavors.

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Extra sweets, secularism

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is where way

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church and state is completely separated. We don't mosques and churches and

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Islam and Christianity and whatever is there in the marketplace. France is a secular state.

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Yes, you can bet your religion No.

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This is the extra students tweet secularism. But I want to remind you of the hypocrisy of France in 2001. The Taliban was in charge of avani Stan, and that captured.

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People who came as aid workers, a lot of you will remember this.

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They arrested people who came and said they were aid workers. But the Taliban found on their possession 1000s of CDs about Christianity, Bibles, nothing in pashtu.

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To be distributed, obviously, amongst

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the Muslims in Afghanistan.

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And these aid workers were obviously missionaries.

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Their defense was that whatever they had within the 1000s of flesh to Quran, Bible, sorry. And all these CDs on Christianity was for their own use.

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So the Taliban was clever. They took this method to a court of law in the country

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for the court to decide.

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So, France came along and browns made a big law about this. You know, how the look, are the Muslims in Afghanistan are cheating aid workers, you know, we can't help them with aid. Look, are they cheating, calling them does and calling them there.

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And Prime's

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pain.

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For the whole case of these people were arrested by the Taliban.

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And funnily enough, not a single one of those people were French.

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They were from, I think it was Korea or some way.

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But crowns made the whole thing about

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look at how

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intolerant Muslims are, and we can't go there and preach Christianity, etc, etc, etc.

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So this kind of intervention for the French was like, This is the exosuit, they would spend hundreds of 1000s of euros is spent on this case, because the court eventually found that they were they were not ideal because they were missionaries.

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Then

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the regular secularism,

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what we call regular coffee, you know, just stuff you buy in the supermarket and you pour water on the regular coffee.

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That is in France, where France talks about the peaceful coexistence between the faiths in France, they talk about a peaceful coexistence. You know, we don't worry other people, They mustn't worry us, and so forth and so on. And for your information, the skullcap of the Jews, and the clauses of the Christians were found by the French parliament to be secular

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to not it is not against secularism. So they allowed the Jews to be the skullcap and the Christians will be the crosses but as far as Muslims are concerned,

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that is showing your faith in public.

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So

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So what is the tell you about the French language religion?

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But 20% of the children in France go to Catholic schools.

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Why do they go to Catholic schools

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because the train is the cheapest school

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In France in the best schools, because the French government support these schools financially,

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but the toxicity of the secularism, so you're not only with a church member, but they support financially these schools.

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And

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the better secularism

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is

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how to fix the problems of the infidels. And the infidels are not Christians, no Jews, they're the Muslims.

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The infidels way burqini to a scarves wear faces.

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These are the infidels that we need to control.

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Because they also are a minority in France, and we can't allow the minority

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to give a vision of France as being Muslim. But when they conquered Algeria, they were a minority and they forced the culture upon the Algerians right up to today. French became the language of Algeria, right up to today.

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But now that the Muslims are a minority in France, they're not allowed to practice the effects.

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In fact, drowned as a as a law

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of what is called the law of assimilation to assimilate Muslims into French culture.

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The first rule of this law is that a Muslim who doesn't pray regularly is on his way to assimilation.

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A Muslim who doesn't fast he's on his way to assimilation. A Muslim who doesn't visit his country of origin regularly is a wait to be assimilated.

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And they say you can practice your own faith.

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There are great restrictions on halaal. In France, in France, there are only five meditators both as masjids. There are 5 million Muslims in France, they only were allowed to build five purpose built machines. And most of these matches or both, either by the Saudis or by the Turks or by some other Muslim government, only five of them.

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So when they are uprisings against the French government, and the way French handles Muslims, then we should not say but they live in France, they must abide by the law. This has got nothing to do with the law to get people not to force a good nothing to do with secularism, to get people not to praise God, nothing to do with secularism

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to get people not to visit the country's origins can do with secularism. So what am I saying to you today?

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No matter what you do.

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So I'm going to help.

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You have to decide now today, whether you are going to identify yourself as a Muslim, or not going to identify yourself as a Muslim.

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And by you identify yourself as a Muslim, you are making a contribution to the world, you are sharing the world, a portal, a gateway to the great civilization and faith of this team.

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I spoke to a teacher

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the other day who teaches

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in

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Mitchell's play, she was complaining about how she's got 50 children in a class.

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But that was what she was speaking about. She was saying that

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she has a friend,

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a long standing friend and other teacher, Lady teacher on the staff. She'd been teaching me for about 10 or 15 years.

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And the name of this teacher is what is that? The Russian name that Muslims give to the children as well.

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Now there is another name, another name

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Natasha.

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Her name was Natasha or shareen, or something like that.

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And she says this teacher was a friend.

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They told her the same school and she says then one day it was two weeks ago.

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This friend's husband died.

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Her husband died.

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And the SMS had went around to the school because his friend was now not at school because her husband died.

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The ATMs that went around to the school was that all the teachers were invited to the janazah of this friend's husband.

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He says she was absolutely shocked that she knew this frame change. She was a close friend, she knew this woman for so long. She never knew that she was a Muslim. She always thought that she was not a Muslim, because she never greeted as a Muslim. She never dressed as a Muslim. She never spoke as a Muslim. She never said anything about Islam to this person.

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And this is not the way that we want to go. This is not the example we want to set for our children.

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So May Allah, Allah give in sha Allah, that we become proud Muslims?

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in our own way, I'm not saying how you should do it, you should do it in your own way. Lots of people do it in your own way. But you have to do something to show your Islam to the world.

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You have to do it in some way or some way people know that you are a Muslim, from the very first moment they meet you, they must know that you are a Muslim.

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If that is the only thing you will need to do. And then if that is the only thing you do for your children, then you would have made a great contribution

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to yourself, to your children, to your community, to your nation and to Islam. So May Allah guide us in sha Allah, that we take this step we show our love counselor, how proud we are, to be part, a member of the alma mater Los Alamos alums.