175 – The first Sunnah in Islam

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175.The first Sunnah in Islam 14 Apr. 2017

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The surship and journey from Geneva to Geneva is a straight path to achieving Islam's five pillars of Islam, including the eye of the Quran, the son of the Navy soul asylum, food, clothing, and clothing. The importance of trustworthiness and grace in the culture of the region is emphasized. The journey has been transformative and meaningful, and has led to the transformation of people's lives and the importance of learning the language of Islam and its history. educating children on Islam is also emphasized, and the recap of its history is given.

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on a surfer who will be here to work Hello, Ollie. When we learn from intruder and phocoena Malina, Maria de la, de la la, la la de la, la La ilaha illallah wa hula cherry cola when a shadow under Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallahu alayhi wa early was happy with that what he learned about the beloved brothers and sisters in Islam assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Allah subhanaw taala speaks to us in the hood of Quran Allah says Bismillah R Rahman Rahim

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well irati Mr. Freeman, who will attack who Subala Fatah Raka whom and severely the Harlequin wasabi calm La La Quinta Taku

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very famous suit of the Holy Quran, Ira,

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which I could very often

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and he deals with our journey on this dunya

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and the destination of this journey that we undertake, from the day that we get born and until the day that we pass on from the stone allows founder says

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well, another sorority Mr. keman, that this journey that we are

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in Sharla, hopefully from Geneva back to Geneva insha Allah

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irati Mr. kamin policies and this surah.

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Allah refers to this journey as a sirata Road. In a sirata loose the team Allah says, We ask Allah to give us guidance on the straight path

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for who Allah says follow this path, follow this path or the sooner my path is on follow my path

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will attack who Subala do not follow any other path or paths.

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But if we can answer really, because if we follow any other path, besides my path is allows Parramatta you will go astray from the path which I have chosen for you. The alikom wasabi comm This is what I says Allah, this is what I would ordained for you what I suggest to you towards your command. Allah says daddy Kawasaki Lexus I'm giving you this good advice. This was sia

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la la quinta Taku so that you may develop

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a sense of consciousness of a love Hunter, because if you're conscious of the road that you're on, then you will reach your destination in safety. You know, if you lose consciousness of the road, then you can make an accident and you can die and get very badly injured.

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Nevis also loves isn't the Hadith munia Islam Allah hums

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sharika La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu

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wasallam Ramadan la jailbait man Bateman, this stuff are la sebelah then evisa salam says

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Islam is built on five

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and I always wondered why the prophets of Salaam didn't say Islam is built on five. What

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he didn't say the word palace

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camisa Salam said Islam is built on five

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Shahada tr La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah wa if I'm the Salah, Haji Samia Ramadan Rajan Bay, these are the five things upon which Islam is built. He didn't call it pillars we call our current Islam, the Pillars of Islam.

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Because if this five things had to be pillars, and we imagine it like this house, it's a house on which five There are five pillars, one on each corner, one in the middle.

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And our house is a static thing. You build it and it stands on one single place you can't put it on your back and take it well. It's a caravan is different. You can't put it on your back or go with you wherever you go. Know

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that I think is the reason that

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the profits are solid did not describe. Is this five pillars in motion? Oh, is it five pillars stationary? But we look at the eye of the Quran Allah says in Surah t Mr. peyman. Allah always describes his way as a road. In what we do on the road we move on road

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We drive on roads, we walk on roads, nobody bought a house in the road.

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So the five winners is not something which is both something which we each and every one of us have in our hearts, and we take it wherever we go.

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And the place that we should take it to, and the GPS that we should be tuned into is the GPS called algen.

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It implies that this journey

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which is not a spiritual journey to genuine adonia, you and your life you're living here you were house, you were kids, you were a job, you make Salah you fast, you do all these things as a human being and as a Muslim.

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So you need not only those five things, but you need lots of other things in order to go on this journey.

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In itself, you need the son of the Navy soul asylum to go on this journey.

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You need food to go on the journey.

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You need clothing to go on the journey. All these things are part of your deen part of the specifications of what you need to go on this journey. And of course, the basically you can take on the journey by in a Reza de taco allow sunglasses and the base provision you can take with you on the journey is the provision of Allah consciousness of being conscious of Allah was.

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So the Nabi sallallahu

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alayhi salatu salam when he came,

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when he was commissioned by Allah subhanaw taala to carry out the mission

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of La ilaha illa Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala created him

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and made him a blank page.

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Blank page, he couldn't read couldn't write it no teachers. He was a shepherd tending to the flocks of others. He was a completely clean page

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and allows Mohan wattana had filled this page himself to write on this page, the car tip of the page was allows for Hannah taala

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like every page, first page in every book,

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there is a heading to the page

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and the heading that Allah founder wrote on the first page of the book called Muhammad Sallallahu, wasallam Rasulullah, the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala was the word holo

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character or personality of the NaVi Salalah, Salama,

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was uninfluenced by any culture

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or any other ideology.

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And when Allah subhanaw taala, opened, started writing on the page of hulak

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which was Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. In the beginning,

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he wrote on the

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kindness to the poor,

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love for his family, trustworthiness

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and most important of all,

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in the community that he loved trustworthiness in his trade dealings in his entire relationship with the people around him Mecca was a trading outpost.

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It was the center of trade at that time in Arabia. And the reason it was the center of trade, because all the tribes in Arabia came to worship at the Kaaba.

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So the link that the era of the Quran had with the rest of the Arabian Peninsula was the link of trade.

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So Allah subhanaw taala. In developing the hulak, the character of Hamas, a lot of Salam develop these qualities before any other qualities.

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So the Navy sarala Salamis credibility amongst these people for the first 40 years of his life, and I've spoken on this before, was unique and untouchable. his credibility amongst these people, was unique and untouchable.

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And this became the first sign of his prophethood even before Allah revealed Sora to Allah to him

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This was the shining Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the shining example of righteousness, trustworthiness and beauty of character.

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In other words, this was the first son of Mohammed Salah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah salatu salam.

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So for 40 years that's what he should know. That's what his life This was how he is known.

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Like the Muslims, the Sunni Muslims are known for the love of the Quran and Sunnah of the Navy for Salah.

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So in the first 40 years, what was known as Mohammed wa salatu salam was he is trustworthiness he was called I mean trustworthy, by everybody, Muslim or non Muslim.

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That was the first one that is carried the first Hadees

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those are studied Hadith mahadi soon say that the first Hadith which is taught

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by the NaVi Salalah Salah to a student,

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which has an unbroken chain

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or salad, from the NaVi salon, up to today, are those gonna be taught this young man and this teaching is called

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the chain of that is

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right up to today panela ladies who taught him aramoana your hamaca, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama.

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Those who show mercy

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Allah The Rahman will show mercy to them.

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In hameau, man fill out your hammock Comanche sir.

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Be merciful to those on the earth. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in the heavens will be merciful to you. So the more grace that we show to the creatures of Allah, to the dunya of Allah, while we are here, the greater the amount of grace, which Allah will give us on the Day of Prayer. So you see, the character of Hamas, Allah was the first sooner and the rest were the deeds and saying so Mohammed salatu salam. Now why do I highlight this all the time? Why do I highlight this

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because we understand sooner to mean the ritual sooner if somebody says that he shouldn't have done before Salah you're not following the son of the notice of Salah you should stand like this in the Salah. These are all good, nothing wrong. I mean this soon as as soon as a Mohamed Salah.

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But we never emphasize the most important so now. He lived with for 43 years.

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40 years without Huawei and 13 years in Makkah, this was him. Hamas was out of his character.

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And the only other thing that Mohammed Salam had from 40 to 53 was a few verses of the Koran which Allah saw that revealed

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what Allah has developed in him was his character. And I stay stressed and I say this so that for 53 years in the life of the Navy salatu salam

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there was no Salah Osaka or Hajj

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any of these I buy that which later became funneled on the Navy of Salaam in Medina, all he had was this character.

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And today, we are obsessed with the Sunnah, which is the ritual Sala, which is so now that I was comparing I'm not saying it's it's less than character notes, it's more than character.

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why I say this is because why I highlight this character path because

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we tend to do and tend to focus

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on those rituals.

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But those things which

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form part of the character of Mohamed Salah we do not follow.

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Some of us have all the trappings of the sun. Look at him. You can see he's got all the trappings of the sun, but he's nasty to his wife, or he abuses his wife. He abuses his children or he's untrustworthy.

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When he makes a contract when he deals with other people.

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If you say to a man today, make the suit and I will do it.

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If you say to him, but you know you should know how to Brother. Don't say no, no

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I don't like to deal with it.

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So it is these interpersonal relations with the Navy. So someone came to establish right at the beginning of his journey.

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He his journey started

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in our Hara in the cave, that was his journey. And his journey continues up to today.

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Because we follow in the footsteps of Muhammad salallahu alayhi salatu salam reminds me of,

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of a father who said to his son, my son,

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you must

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walk in my footsteps. Many parents, Father, say,

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walk in my footsteps. So the son say to the Father, oh, my father, you should watch what you walk if I should walk in your footsteps.

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So Mohammed salatu salam, his footsteps precede us and we walk in his footsteps.

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And that was the first of the three years of the footsteps that he took. And what came at the end of this up to three years nearly to the end of the 53 year.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala introduced him to the spiritual values of Islam. Allah introduced him first to the Salah.

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And Allah made that so important that we took him on the surah and the Mirage to him to give him the spiritual anchors that you would now need in the city of Medina.

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so you can see that this

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this journey, which I quoted in the Quran has beginnings. It has milestones, and eventually there's an end.

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There was a beginning of 40 years, then 13 years.

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Then, at the end of the 13 years at the time when the Navy was at his lowest

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his wife had passed away his uncle had passed away. The people have thrown him with stones and blood was running down his ankles. And that was the time that allows mahana tala stepped in and said, Now you need

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the spiritual strength admits it which will make you strong for you to face the battles that you've been facing Medina

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follow on you.

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So the prophets Allah Salaam straining, remember he was saying

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he was a teacher, he was a teacher, but he was first a student gibreel was his teacher. And gibreel brought the textbooks from allows hautala of which is of course the Quran. That allows fabulet revealed to Muhammad Allah Allah Allah.

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But what about these teachings of Allah what is just like that? Allah just teach the prophet like that. This is Salah, this is that today we see in the children madressa they taught you must stand like this, he was being like that you must make this is fasting, stay away from food from them to then put on your coffee.

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Take Hulu

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was that the kind of teaching that was inside the why that Allah center Muhammad Rasul Allah knew

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the teaching of Allah to a higher authority than Ibiza Salam was

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It was relevant, and most important of all, it was transformative.

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It was meaningful in the sense that it brought meaning to the life of the NaVi Sol Salaam, in the kind of society in which he lived. He lived in a society where women, people walked around the Kaaba naked.

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He lived in a society where a man could take as many wives as he wanted. And a woman could take as many husbands as she wanted.

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He lives in a society where wine was the drink of choice for the people of Mk.

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So the kind of training and when he looked at this, of course, he disliked it intensely and he went to the cave all the time to go in.

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Make Africa paid to sit there and to contemplate.

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So the character building of allows a hollow tala was meaningful. And this is what Islam should become for us to become meaningful.

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And it should be relevant to the times in which we live. We cannot teach Islam to our children the way it was taught to us.

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Doesn't work won't work.

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And in 50 years time, we can't teach it to our grandchild like it was told to us.

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And the same goes for everything else. They say one of these days very soon.

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The cell phone will be gone. no cell phone.

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Can you imagine elements of Lego

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cars you won't drivers anymore. And they'll be very soon.

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Cars, you press a button and you call a car and the car will come to your door and you'll get in the back and the car will take you wherever you want to go.

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back today you don't need, you don't need to book hotel anymore less b&b. You don't need to own a hotel anymore.

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To get the rewards of selling or selling a space in somebody's home.

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You don't need a car anymore. Uber is there you just phone and they come and they pick you up and they take care of your body, there's a price. But still, it tells us how things are moving very fast.

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And so are we starting to be like that, because otherwise you're gonna be left behind. We're gonna become meaningless, irrelevant, and non transformative.

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And now young people today

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that we nurture our children.

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They don't want just an A law.

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They want in a law

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that they can think about.

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And they can relate to not just a construct

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of imagination. Know,

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Allah has to become a real part of the lives because there may be so many other things, it's become real in their lives.

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When you buy your child, a phone,

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and he switches it already sees all those little things jumping up and down that for the mean becomes now reality.

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That's real for him. He will tell you, I saw this on my phone. I saw this on Google, that he's saying that but the baby.

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So when they think about Islam, and Deen, that is what they want.

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So we live in difficult times in terms of how to

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Islam to our children. And we know that the gap between us and Islam and our children's becoming wider, and wider and wider. And the more we give them of university education, which is not balanced with Islamic education, the further they go away from Islam, we now have a group of people calling themselves atheist Muslims.

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They want to be Muslims, but they don't believe in Allah.

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They Muslim, they say we are Muslim. But these are large groups.

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In America, it's quite common to have people who say yes or no sleep, or eat halaal.

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I marry, but I don't believe in God.

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So the reality of Islam today is that

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it is a challenge for us. And it's a challenge to make our Islam relevant

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and meaningful, and transform it.

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And these are thoughts which I leave with you to think about,

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to contemplate, to talk about.

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And one of the ways in which we can cross this barrier between us and Islam.

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between our children in Islam

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is to recognize the fact that Islam is not only a religion, Islam just doesn't teach you how to pray in a mosque, or too fast.

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If that will serve you the past 12 months of the year. We found only one month of the year.

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If you had to pray the whole day with a phrase out there but we only pray five times each one takes 10 minutes, that's 15 minutes, less than an hour 23 hours you don't pray.

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You're not expected to pray, do you want to do it by a co op

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zacchara two and a half percent once every year.

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Not every month.

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Not every day. Once you

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hatch, once in your lifetime. To put all that together you can do it in one in one month.

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Except for spraying every day.

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So what then

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Is that which is our Islam?

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Because we can say we talk all day. So

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that reflects me to be a Muslim the whole day.

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The gap is that we must not only believe Islam is a religion, but Islam is also a civilization.

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Islamic sect civilizational religion.

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When Islam came, it brought civilization to the world. How to Dress,

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respect, mercy, love, truthfulness. These are the values that Islam growth. This is the civilization part of Islam. And I've spoken to you about this before, by the impression that non Muslims have of Islam is they don't see the civilized civilization part. We don't see it. So they don't see in

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the narrow sense when they look at Islam, they look at Muslims, is the way they look at us. What do they see. And this is not just because of ISIS, or because of the Middle East and what's happening the way they look at Muslims, they look at us they see these Muslims, the only thing they interested in is converting us to their faith.

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All they have

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to give to the world is to convert us to become Muslims

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or other things that we can give them.

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But basically that is how they see us.

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when they talk about religion, when they look at us they talk about religion in a very narrow sense.

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Because we want them to wear scarves we want them to

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take over teku make Salah fast in the month of Ramadan We are very happy when our Christian friends passed with us we extremely happy to you know there's a girl at work or you know, there's a chapter at work, you know, you also fast in the mud is not Muslim, but if

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I taught him how to make salah and he liked to pray Also, if you like the Muslims, you know, and especially the KU sisters.

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So that's how they see us.

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And that's how we see ourselves.

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So we have

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and this is understanding we have, we always think about the Muslim mark.

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And I'm going to try and convert that when you start a good girl Good Girl time aspiring to become Muslim. And then what what have you got to offer the person

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we must understand that we are a religious civilization, we have science.

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When your children university will tell you that we have culture. And that girl that that lady Miss fish, she showed that we have science.

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We have culture with us. And we have genius.

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I can give you all the examples of the people that I know now has gone beyond in the research they've done in the experiments they've done in the discoveries that Muslims are making every single day. So we have genius. We have this magic is a work of art.

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And so many of the buildings are Muslim, so works of art.

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We know that non Muslims cannot participate in our Deen or they do it and as I said sometimes they phosphorescence over the top.

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But they can participate in our civilization and they have through the centuries participated in the civilization of Islam.

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My mommy days was born

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in Muslim Spain in the 11th century. My mighty days

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was a Jew.

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He was not just a Jew, he was a Jewish philosopher.

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And he was a he was a Jewish doctor.

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And what language do you think he spoke as a Jew?

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his language that he spoke was Arabic.

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Not Not Not

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what is it? You speak? Hebrew, not Hebrew.

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Not Spanish. No, he was a Jew, my mommy days and those of you who study sociology would come I have come across these names.

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the physician

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of the man who conquered Jerusalem Who was he?

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He was the personal physician of Salahuddin.

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But my money days remained a Jew until the day he died.

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But he loved the civilization of Islam. He took the language of Islam.

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He lived in a country which was Muslim Spain at the time. He served the highest leader of Muslims at the time, so lack of denial

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and his knowledge, his philosophy, his medicine, did you go to Harvard or Oxford or Cato university? No. He learned to become a doctor at the feet of Muslim professors who were medical men.

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He became a that's why I took Arabic because all his learning was in the Arabic language.

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It became a great physician.

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Knowing the Arabic like today we learn we say natural to UCT through which language they learn

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the English language.

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So they participate in English culture.

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These people have participated in our civilization

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even has

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one of the greatest jurists produced by Islam. Born and bred in Spain.

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He has a lot a lot to learn. He was a jurist, and is what they call in English, a polymath. A polymath is somebody who has mastered many sciences.

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He wrote 140 volumes of law tech books underfoot. Sometimes I wonder why these people got the time from.

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We have so many things to give us more time.

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We have cell phone, we have microwave microwave.

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We have we don't collect food anymore. We don't go to the neighbor to make a phone call anymore. Remember, those days when we didn't fly, you know, in the Navy used to have a phone, that neighbor phone service the whole street,

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everybody in the road to go to their neighbor. We also didn't ever

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cross the road, there was a phone and all the neighbors in the area made use of that. If there is a phone call, they will charge over the wall burnco

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Suhana lightener house survived.

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We survived. So

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Kimmy has about 140 volumes, just in fact, they need about 200 books on

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which is the jurisprudence of the law since

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then, he was the first person

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Muslim, to write literature on comparative religion, comparing Islam to Christianity, Judaism and so forth and so on.

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Then he wrote 10 books on myths.

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So he was a key to Judas. In fact, he was such a great jurist of his time that he had his he started his own madhhab.

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The law he might have like we have Shafi Hanafi Maliki homily, there was in eastern called de la hidden Mata, which was started by

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because that mother is now not existed anymore. But all his books, the mohalla is one of the easiest five most famous book. It is many, many volumes that he wrote.

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And he was a he was a he was a he was a doctor was a medical man.

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Even he hasn't also wrote something else so you don't fit 0200 comparative religion and he was a doctor.

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Not only was he a doctor, like our doctors, he also wrote medical books, the big difference.

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Our doctors our children are doctors don't write medical books.

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The only doctor

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what else he did.

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He wrote a book called Total Hannah Phil. Lulu

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takahama Phil.

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He wrote a book called The Ring of the dove

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of love and lovers.

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He wrote a book

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called The Ring of the doctor called Hammer

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of love and love is, of course, completely within Islam we, you know, when we talk about love, we have a completely different picture.

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When we talk about lovers we think about

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we don't think about

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people who love Allah, or people who love within the within the parameters of Islam, lots of things come to our mind, isn't it? Because we have a certain background in which which forms or shapes our minds and our soul?

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Do you see a contradiction between writing 200 books on physics and writing a book on love, no contradiction at all.

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Why not? Because they understood Islam to be a civilization which provided for everything that society needs.

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So that the children would not go to normal Sims to find out what love is

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no maintenance, no, they provided everything needed for a society to function.

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Today we leave those things to to non Muslims and we see the results you know what the result is.

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So they understood that and they also understood that they did not provide the society will go somewhere else in a lavish society with to two minds that we have, we have a Western mind and we have an Islamic mind. When we in the masjid we one person will be out of the material, another person

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when we at work with a different person completely. I'm sure we would not recognize some of you sitting here today. If we go to your office and see what how you how you behave in your office, isn't it? Ask me who I was in the corporate world. I worked for six years in the corporate world.

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But they saw Islam as a civilization. And today, what set out most of those civilizations which received today in which the non who's participating is the architecture art of Islam.

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The Alhambra, Alhambra in

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Granada, the message of Granada Cordoba, who visit

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Jews, Christians, atheists, black, white, blue, green, everybody goes to admire the civilization of Islam that still exists.

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If you go to India

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Subhanallah I can only been mentioned to you the Taj Mahal, as one example

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of the architecture out of Islam that we've left behind for the world, if people come in in mind if anybody comes with me.

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And why are we in India?

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Maybe I should just mention that the first Masjid built besides those both in Makkah and Medina was world way in India.

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So they were the three matches in Medina, the one in Makkah.

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And the next one was

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in Kerala, southern India,

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west coast of South India.

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Hon Allah

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so, and that market is still there properly, it's been upgraded and so forth and so on. It was bought by a buyer.

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His name was

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What is his name? Marikina.

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The Taiwanese name was Maliki many dinar he was known as a hobby. He made the Sahaba

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and of course I don't even have to go past him. He's the one who conquered Pakistan.

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He was a he was a soldier he's not a boat.

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And of course, the great architectural wonders of Turkey the blown off

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the great architectural wonders you find in Egypt budget of two Loon.

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And if you go to born in Malaysia, you see they also have a Blue Mosque Mashallah beautiful magic.

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There are so many beautiful there's magic in Morocco built over the sea, which I visited. These are all the architectural artistic wonders and Muslims that Muslim civilization brought, which is still exam today, which is still in existence today.

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that's why was why did Moses build these things? Why did they build the first hospitals are built by Muslims. The first fully fledged hospital was built by Muslims and stuff by Muslims in Baghdad.

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That every word that you could run, a heart would establish war for stomach people for stomach ailments every single day.

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apartment was there. And so it's functional. And modern hospitals are still based on that blueprint which moves it left behind.

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and Muslim did this because it is part of our faith

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to provide value and comfort

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and beauty to the world

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when Todd

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became the halifa and he built the first bank bad word to use I think not not listening to us

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let's use it as a repository for the money of the state

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because we have some problems in our country about that kind of kind of talk

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so yeah was

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the second halifa Islam was on its way.

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Medina was a great city. Macau was a great city rich cities. Omar could give a pension to every single Muslim and non Muslim in Medina imagine every single child every pregnant mother, every old person got a grant for Norma

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just like that

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there was no means test. You didn't have to bring your bank statements and and your salary slip No, no, no, no.

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Just go to the bank tomorrow register your name every month you collect your money

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of course when these people he said I'm giving you this money, but remember, time will come when you're not gonna have it. So look well after it.

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So reach was the Jews God. He was the

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one would think that as a Muslim ruler living in a Muslim country, he would favor Muslims above everybody else in everything, like we do.

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If we start an organization must have a Muslim lawyer we must have a Muslim accountant we must have a Muslim this we must have a Muslim that we must have a must everybody must be Muslim.

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When our Sotheby's bank, what did he say? He said, Bring me a Greek

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accountant to keep the books of the Betamax.

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Now why would he ask for the Greek accountant

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because at the time in which he loved the best people in mathematics were the Greeks.

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And Muslims believe in quality,

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not in personality.

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So this was part of the civilization of Islam that we made use of all the things around us which was the best we chose the best.

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So if we are not going to see Islam, as a civilization,

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if we are only going to see Islam as

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and Hajj

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and Salah, and sockeye, that is going to be the be all and end of all of Islam of Islam. If that's going to be the beginning and end of Islam, then we are going to become dependent on everybody else, whatever else we need.

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hamdulillah Today we are lucky in every field of endeavor in every science, we have Muslims that have excelled. We have the best Muslim doctors, we have other people as well.

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artisans and everybody else but there are many areas

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still in which we depend on others.

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And the most important area in which we are dependent on others is

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what do you think?

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What do you think in this country South Africa

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I think we are the Muslims of Cape Town

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are probably the most dependent on others for that and that is

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if we don't have that we're all die. What is it?

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What is it?

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What if you don't have it? What you What if you don't get it you will die What is it?

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Well, what are included in food? Food.

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We are 150% in this in this in Capetown depend on others to supply food to us, you know?

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Not so much in kwazulu Natal not so much.

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In Halton, they these Muslims have bought farms and they farming

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Over the song and they slaughtered maybe their own animals and that kind of thing.

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And that is exactly what we say in today's if we do not see ourselves

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as going into every field of endeavor, we are not going to be able to survive as a community, we will have to trade our values in even our religion for those things on which we are going to become dependent.

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is more striking for me. I mean, I think about these things, and I have to put it on paper and you have to talk about

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and I always say to people, even my own children, my grandchildren,

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that we must now try.

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And 100 Alassane has granted us.

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Money Allah has granted us intelligence allows farmers given us so many favors is bestowed upon us. But we need to expand our horizons beyond the kind of things that our children are studying presently.

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We need to encourage our children to do agriculture, for example.

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I don't know what they call it and futurism acquire something, we need to encourage our children to branch out. You know, every time a child gets in a man's domain,

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whether he likes it or not, even to me it's a micro micro tomake.

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As I know, so what are we gonna say? And you know, doctors are gonna become extinct on it these days very soon.

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I read an article the other day,

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where they say, you know, the, the internet has become so accurate,

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and the doctors, of course, will deny this because

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this is our bread and butter. But it's become so accurate that you can diagnose yourself as to exactly what is wrong with you. Because you can't go by the meter, you still need a doctor. But still, and there may be other developments in medicine, which will

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mean that we will need less doctors Mr. We will need in the future, unless you become a specialist of course.

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So the lecture today starts off with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salatu salam.

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And it starts with character development.

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And it goes on to civilizational development.

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And it embraces our interpersonal relations, which is more important than our rituals that we do every day.

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So May Allah subhanaw taala guide us.

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And may Allah make us recognize our greatness as Muslims in the world, both as a civilization and as a religion. And imagine we can bring those two together again,

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like the Ottoman Empire did, they brought those two together both religion, art, architecture and science together.

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And what happened? They ruled the whole world. They ruled the whole known world at the time.

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And once they only concentrated on their salada kinda had

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they lost everything.

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Not because

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it's because that is part of the house of Islam. That is part of what you need to go on the journey. It is everything you need to go on this journey.

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So May Allah

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guide us

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to recognize that we all this journey to allows Karnataka and we need to have open minds, but everything must always be related back to the Quran, as it related back to the sundown Mohammed

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Salah Welcome back.