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137 Is Islam what we say or what Allah says 25 Dec 2015

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Today inshallah, we will focus on some of the challenges

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that were presented with today

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in terms of our Islam, and in terms of how we see Islam, and in terms of the theology of Islam.

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And I want to tell you what I mean by theology in Islam, to theology of Islam, is based on the Quran and the Sunnah.

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This theology of Islam these are the two primary revelatory sources of Islam.

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Then there are two secondary sources of Islam which is called chaos and each Mr. analogy and consensus of the scholars namely the Sahaba, Allah here are the allowed terlalu.

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And between the moment I'm standing in front of you this moment when I'm speaking to you, and relating to you, the Quran and the Hadith of the NaVi so Salaam, this moment stretches back in time, to the first revelation of across Western Europe because

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if that is not the case, then I'm not true to Islam. Everything that I say, in everything that I do has to stretch back to the sources of Islam, namely the Quran and Sunnah there has to be a connection. When we cut that connection, we're at sea without a rudder without a captain without a guide. And our guide is the Quran and Sunnah. So this platform on which I stand is not my platform. I'm not here because it gives me

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whatever it gives me, no, it is a one of the I think grievous responsibilities that a person undertakes

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is to spread

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and to speak the truth, not in terms of the way I see it, as the Arabic saying goes, we are people who do not see the truth by the men. But we judge the man by the truth, and that truth that has befallen hakuba become allows Pamela says in Surah alkaff, which is a surah we read on every Friday, and how cool Allah says to the Navy Salaam, called say to the Muslims, I'll have Kumara because the truth is from your Lord, there's no other source of truth. There's no other source of truth, I'll have to Mira become very simple, straightforward, Arabic, the truth is from your load from insha, Allah and Allah gives you a choice. Allah says, For Mantua, for you, and those of you who wish,

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then believe in the truth, or mansha for the foot, and those of you who reject you free to do that. So our job

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and the job of the those who speak about Islam is only to speak, what is the truth and to allow others as Allah Allah does to allow you to say, Well, I accept it or I don't accept the consequences, of course, to that consequences in the era and also consequences on the dunya.

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Now

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I look at social media, WhatsApp, and all the other social media.

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And of course, I look at mainstream media, which is the newspapers that we read, and I look at

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visuals

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I look at the television, the news channels.

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And I listen to the way people speak about Islam. Because we don't speak Islam anymore. We speak about a subject called Islam.

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And

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for me, one of the greatest challenges that we face today as Muslims

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is

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how do we implement the theology of Islam? The connection with Quran and Sunnah implement the Quran and Sunnah and

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ease out adherence to that theology.

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which defines Islam is that under threat?

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Have we cut our ties with the Quran and Sunnah.

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And everything points to that. The social media, the WhatsApp, the things people say, just off the off the cuff off the head of the cuff, whatever comes to their mind, they say, and I want to address this today, our theology is, as I've said, In the beginning, inextricably linked to our revelate resources, the Quran and Sunnah. And Arlene and Mr. molana, a Muslim.

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When he has to say something about Islam, he has to relate it to the Quran, and Sunnah All he has to shut up.

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Sorry to use that word. But really, we are, we are really living in very, very dangerous times.

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And I've seen that that legacy stretches right back to the first revelation. And that's an iron chain can be broken.

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It was never broken by the Sahaba, nor the tie. They know those who came after and you know, Chef, Abu hanifa, they all stuck to that. Everything goes back, everything can be traced back, everything goes back to the Fabien the Sahaba, the four and so on, and so forth and so on. There is no new theology around the block. Yes, there are new interpretations of issues of finance, and all the other things which is changeable. But there are issues which are not changing the Quran, you cannot change if Allah says we're calling Nakamura become, you can't say, well, there's another opinion.

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Allah says, The truth is from your Lord, you can't say, well, that's what Allah says, but there's so many people who are other opinions about this, you know, I have a choice with I want to choose that opinion, or some other opinion or if I will not talk about the foreign at all, which we do 99% of the time, we never put forward we never question. So

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I believe that in the modern world, this theology of Islam is challenged. It's challenged by something which is called.

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And I speak not to the university students and maybe also to the those people who intend to go to university. Now we'll talk about that maybe next week. But it has a lot to do with the rise of the social sciences, particularly at universities.

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What are the social sciences, social sciences are like sociology, psychology,

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deals with the behavior of men,

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and many new social sciences that come on to the

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academic programs, and we have gender rights. We have at Oxford and in lots of American University Islamic feminism.

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We have Islamic gay rights. These are subjects that get taught at universities. These are the new social sciences. And of course, they also do sciences are always always it's all redone and rehashed.

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But the emphasis in the last 50 years has been to bring Islam into it. Islamic extremism is a subject they study. jihadism is a subject they studied.

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So at that academic level, these are things that gets discussed every day, not only amongst non Muslim academics, but mainly among so called Muslim academics,

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both male and female, and I've been in the academic environment.

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So I know what I'm talking about.

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So the question that I asked myself is this, this is the question that I posed to myself. I asked myself the question,

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well, theology, I'm talking about theology in general, including Islamic theology, which I want to call the theology of the Quran and Sunnah.

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Will it survive as a relevant functional enterprise? Would it still be there for us to use

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in the modern world, is the relevant in the modern world?

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And if it is relevant in the modern world, then what will that theology be?

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all the questions because it seems to me that to a large extent, the right

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of the social sciences

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which of course has reduced the influence of theology.

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It means that

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if you look at social media that Islam has become whatever Muslims say it is.

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Islam is not what the Quran says these psalms are Muhammad Salah Mercedes, neither the Sahaba nor the Tavi now Islam has become in this age in which you live whatever Muslims say Islam is that Islam

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and I want to give a few examples later

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so Islam has become what Muslims say Islam is regardless of our qualified or unqualified or learned or ignorant the person may be

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regardless how much that person may know about Islam and regardless even of our committed that person is to Islam

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so I'll speak to a lady a lady will speak about Islam was God knows Calvin ahead as a no neckline as a high skirt line as God no no shoulders are uncovered

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and walks around like that in public.

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Sometimes they professors universities in Islam, and they look like that

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she will have an opinion about Islam.

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And those in her circle of influence, we'll accept that opinion. Because they said well, she you know, she's she holds a degree in Islamic studies or feminine is feminist Islam or whatever it may be. And so helping it should be regarded as one of the opinions which we may either accept or not accept.

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So, how do we then get to know Islam in this modern age? You know, I know how we either gone to the internet, social media, or we take some surveys, you ask our friends

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what do you think about this? And what do you think about that? For example, we ask amongst ourselves at work, you know, in the corporate environment

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are you going to the Christmas party this year? You know, should Muslims participate in the Christmas the Christmas Christmas party? Now of course whatever goes with that some people say maybe you can even take a little thought of the Christmas party you know, season Okay, can we do it? So the room says Yeah, what's wrong with it? You know, we all work for this company. And this is all about you know, you know, we're not we're not gonna see each other till January so this is our last get together and you know, whether the place where we go, you know, says Nico, you know, doesn't serve halal food, it's okay, everybody else is doing so we go so that becomes the norm. That becomes

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the norm.

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And that becomes Islam. Why does it become isn't because we as Muslims have made the decision.

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And so my daughter works for Emirates as a stewardess and she serves wine

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on that airplane, to other people.

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So I asked my family What do you think of this? Well, you know, women are equal to men today, you know, your employment opportunities there, you know, and she can't find in Cape Town and find and we say we don't have any. So we Shara again. We know that my brother's daughter works. First for the airline. We know she serves wine. But I have made my own Islam. I've made my own theology. I disregarded or my daughter wants to go to London for a week or two weeks with a friend

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and a female friend.

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And he was wasted. Oh no. She's gone to Paris. Don't London with Oh, she just gone? Oh, no.

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And you Okay, yeah, but I trust my daughter.

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Not what Allah.

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Allah, no, this is part of it. Allah as a sideline in these models, Allah is good. No, unless we tell Allah you know, you you sit on your throne, wherever you are, and we make the decisions. And we ask ourselves, why are we afflicted with so many things that afflict us? Why are we so divided as a community?

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And what will people say? Yeah, but you know,

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we are divided because this one has got an opinion of this, and that one is an opinion. But what about Allison period? What about your opinion? No one talks about that. So

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that has become our Islam.

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What we see as convenient

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what we see as even an elevation that man with a student is working on Emirates Airline who's whose daughter serves wine, he thinks very highly of more highly over than the other daughter. Maybe he was doing something else in cater and doesn't serve wine to strangers.

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Oh, my daughter works for this tailor, that.

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You're looking at base if I'm talking. If you're saying you know. This is my job. Unfortunately, my boss tells me I'ma say this to you.

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got no choice, he told me to tell you what is in the forum. If I don't do that, I'm gonna get it from him and I don't want any ideas from me. You can either look at me and hate me and dislike me for what I say but

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I say this. So

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what all this means is as we reduce the vacancy rate implementation and adherence to the Quran and Sunnah matters, and I can really feel now 1500 years after the release of Salah I can I feel that when I mentioned the Quran, I am saying something strange to you.

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Even a quote the Quran is is I'm saying something strange to you. But if I say to you social sciences, you said, Well, we can identify with social sciences. I get that feeling.

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Sometimes I come to the gym, and I think you know, what are you going to do there today?

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You know, you've been speaking for so many years.

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People don't want to hear about the Quran. Yes, tell them what I saw. They listened to you.

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Even then they don't listen to you. Somebody phoned me and said one of my students, he said to me, oh, yeah, sure, you know, that lecture gave an ISO, you know, I still want to come and talk to you about that lecture gave and I said what

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is it because you have never heard that opinion before.

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And of course, you know, I was busy this morning with a hood. But I wanted to say to me, no, but you know why it was foreign to you? It was foreign to you because I placed it within the Quran soon and the history of Islam. That's why it is foreign to you.

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If I placed it within the White House's spokeswomen and men and what the White House is

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and what the mainstream media says Udall said well, that Yeah, we we know about that. Do we agree? We agree, oh, terrorist organization, oh, killers, you know, murderers, rapists, whatever it may be. But as soon as you place it within the Quran and Sunnah people get a shock.

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Because we don't do that.

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Which we are supposed to do is to place it in that arena and make a judgement of that basis on what the media says.

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We don't be involved from the media. Our theology is not media theology, or theology is Quran and Sunnah.

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So it means them that this trend

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of all opinion ating and opinion making

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has put the revelator resources on the backburner.

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I'll give an example of what happens in history when this happens.

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After 1000 years of war between the Catholics and non Catholics in Europe,

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the final outcome was that the Bible would be taken out of the lives of Christians, it will not be relevant anymore. The state will be separated from the church. And there should be no intervention interference by God in the States. In other words, in the face of man, that was the final outcome of the 1000 year battle between the Pope and his subjects.

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I think we are starting that battle now.

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bound to guarantee you that we are not going to have the situation there always be people will take us back to our center. Allah guarantees that no matter how many of them will be there, that's unimportant. But they will always be Muslims will always take us back to the center.

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What is the Center for theology of Islam? The Quran and Sunnah Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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I remember once there was a debate

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amongst

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Muslims, Muslim academics in America and Europe and

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Britain

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on a subject called atheist Muslims,

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not only discussed by Christians, but Muslims also, everybody participate in debate is probably a solid, ongoing debate. Atheists Muslims,

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meaning Muslims who don't believe in God

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that says I'm a Muslim. I don't believe in God. In other words, I don't eat pork. I don't drink wine, but I don't believe in God. I'm a Muslim.

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And

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the upshot of the discussion was that

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they seem to have been consensus that if a Muslim says he's a Muslim, then he is a Muslim, and nobody can object to the fact that he's a Muslim. So you know, Muslim, for example, says

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I believe in the man upstairs.

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The man fan Bula how loads of craters Shere Khan co fanatic statement you can make

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Muslim says, I've had so many demands on Boo.

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Boo.

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So far we removed even from auto read from our pita that we we put online frame of America we put him in the sky.

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Or we say many people say,

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Krishna says you believe in God, you say, I believe this higher power.

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To us, Allah

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always say I believe in God, which God, the middle one, the first one or the third one.

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Or the one the one that I had did we believe in the law that we believe.

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So the opposite was the mantra is the Muslim believes in the manifesto, or he believes in a higher power, no ways you can say no to Muslim.

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What this will end up is where this will end is,

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is that

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it will empower the masses or masses of people who are exposed to non Muslim

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influences to determine the substance of Islam in the modern age.

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So people who are influenced like we in the minority country in South Africa.

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We live today on a day when the majority of our countrymen celebrate Christmas.

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That's the reality of the country in which we live.

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I'll speak about Christmas later.

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So this is a major challenge, that the masses will determine what Islam is.

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So all these discussions are no lewd, on the social media. Everybody's got their own what they want to see the masses are deciding. This is good, that is good. This is good. This is good. This is beneficial of this what is beneficial.

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They even cut at giving you food nowadays at these places. I mean, for me, that was probably the most beneficial part of the law.

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But you know, we need a prophet, my dear brother and sister, Allah says in the law of lunarlon Libby, yeah, you are loving

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yourself. This is not a celebration. Putting Salawat on the property is a command from a law. Not a celebration to be celebrated on the day. Allah commands you. Yeah, you wanna do you believe both Salawat on Mohammed Salah.

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So,

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we try and justify, nobody says, I mean, I listened to her to a clip somebody sent me about a move to Cape Town Mufti, who gave a talk on mood. And you know, I admired this man to be was a great scholar, and that I listen to this clip. He doesn't want to refer to the Quran and Sunnah when discussing, not a single occasion that he say, what Allah says, oh, there's your Mohammed Salam says, He talks about all the other late scholars that came out in him Shafi, which means

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she tended, he has often represents where he starts his argument, and that we end his argument as if the other mothers don't exist Maliki and hanbali. And, and those who were against Iran against No, it doesn't mention that. There's honesty.

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So

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again,

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what and who will determine what our Islam is going to be? what and who will take us back

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to our revelation sources, the Quran and Sunnah Muhammad sallahu wa sallam, and you can't say but you know, there are certain things which, which Mohammed Salim didn't say anything about which Allah didn't say anything about which I must decide.

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So we've all become little gods. I decide. My shaman decides Marlin decides all across America, he decides for me.

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So this is a major, major, major challenge.

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The determination of what Islam is today in the modern world.

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So much of these debates are going on in Muslim circles.

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And it's, it's amazing. It's just amazing. I received something on and this person was saying that

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either he was a he or she but the argument was that, you know,

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what's your problem?

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Don't you know there are two opinions about mo Luth.

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And don't you respect the people who have another opinion apart from your opinion? Are you so self righteous? To think that your opinion is radical reality is wrong?

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And I wrote that

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I said, you know what he he

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I quoted the verse of the Quran, which are quoted because I thought, well, maybe quoting the verse of the Quran will entail some discussion about the facade and about a certain of the NaVi Salah. And maybe if we do that we thought on that basis maybe we could come to a to a to a to a to a conclusion.

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The verse that I quoted, viola, Xena hamanasi Allah how to wrestle with people who believe be obedient to Allah meaning the obedient to the Quran, listen to the Quran, read the Quran and be obedient to the Rasool which means the sooner you

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find Canada to be Shane and if you definitely no matter

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for doing so, then refer it back to him Shafi and Abu hanifa

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or your Mufti who's in town, or the most you can out of town.

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A lot stronger says photo do a lot.

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These are my words.

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It must This is the truth. Color Hakuna. Allah says the truth is from your Lord, from your Lord,

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then refined back to Allah and His messenger.

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Garlic, a pharaoh,

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well, oximeter, Allah, Allah says, that is better for you. And that is the best interpretation. And that will lead to a final conclusion.

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Allah says,

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I respond back, no, but you see you still not respecting the other people's opinion.

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Other than Allah subhanaw taala

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other than the opinion of Mohammed Salah.

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We live in a world where we are told

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that this is the norm. This is Islam, this is theology.

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So the implication of this is

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that does Allah have the sovereignity to interfere in our lives? does Allah have this opportunity to dictate what our moral values should be? Or do we decide on that?

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I mean, the whole gender debate is still an ongoing debate in Muslim circles, I thought it would come to a close and that's it. We go to the to the people of that Allah mentioned the Quran that practiced what they shouldn't have practiced. And that would be they know people say,

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you see, another social sciences developed over the last 50 years is

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that we don't make Tafseer of the Quran anymore. What is the seed mean? The seed means to base the interpretation of the Koran, on the Koran, and on what the prophets of Salaam said and what the Sahaba said, that is,

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the modern universities and only mentioning the names

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say that all over the world. What we should do with the Quran is we should

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extricate it and take it out of the Sunnah. We should treat it as we take any other book.

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And then we should interpret the Quran.

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So those of you who read

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go to any modern book written on the Koran coming from a Western University

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may be shocked at the kind of interpretations that come out to them. Why because the modern social science around that is

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that you don't look at the Quran as a revelation. Like any book, take the book and you dissect it, and you interpret it. You write about.

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And you use such high English that people will think wow, this guy's easterly. Great.

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So the challenge is where the real challenge

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is that the modern social sciences are redefining our Islam via our Muslim academics.

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And those who try and introduce the Quran and Sunnah into this argument.

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And into these debates, they're called extremists.

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So Frank is an extremist.

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He supports ISIS ISO, he does this he does. They talks about this and that Why? Because I

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talk about what Allah and his prophecies

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would ask and I don't have an option.

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So

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we are in the extremists.

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And this goes for the whole of the Muslim world.

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The moment a man arises,

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who links his thoughts and his actions to the Quran. An example of Mohammed Salim was a jihadist

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Hamas, Osama jihadist the Quran talks about jihad.

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So I talk about you who is an extremist? Why because I took what the Quran says.

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and thrive in the path of Allah.

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haka God as you truly should thrive in the path of Allah.

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Today, the philosophies of philosophy, what I call have multiple truths. Everybody's right, everybody is right, and everybody has rights.

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But you know, I, I can understand it.

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But what I don't understand is, why don't you mention Allah and His Prophet also within these people who are right. That's my difficulty that they're

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your God. So Joseph, so and so Dr. so and so. But when you put a last word and when you're good songs would have to they should also be put in amongst all the others who are right. And we have rights. This is only for

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the rights of a law.

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And the greatest right of our love in a Muslim is that he should live his life and talk about our column.

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Cairo, Columbia, Columbia Law, the best words are the words of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So we have this multiple truth coming out of everybody's mouth.

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Everybody's right. Nobody's right. Not waffle. Nakamura Beco Takumi rob the coop doesn't have rights. Allah doesn't. Allah hasn't got the sovereignity anymore to interfere in our lives too far away. 1500 years in the desert is too long do we have to make a new law new Islam determined by new people?

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So

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today,

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Christmas is being celebrated by our countrymen.

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And we respect them and we greet them and we

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we don't celebrate with him.

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Christmas is not a Muslim celebration.

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Why is it not a Muslim celebration?

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I hinted last week and I said

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that one of the few prophets that Allah had sent

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His Prophet Isa Hollis ratusan,

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whose birth and coming again,

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is detailed in the Quran.

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Allah speaks about his birth Allah used to Modi was born.

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And Allah talks about his death, he

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talks about him in detail how he was born, how Maryam conceived him how she gave birth to him.

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It's all in there. There is not a single reference to the birth of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam You

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know, he was born and in how he was born, or how his mother gave birth to him. Anyway, it was more tactical.

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If we say that we have to celebrate somebody's birthday, I would say that in terms of our Quranic proven evidence, we should moreso celebrate the birth of Isa than the birth of Mohammed Salam. But why do we not celebrate the birthday of Italia? Because Mohammed didn't tell us to celebrate the birthday of Easter.

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And because he himself also didn't celebrate the birth of izalith rasilla

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because he is the final arbiter sent by Allah subhanaw taala to interpret the Quran for us.

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If we do celebrate and if we do say and I mean I saw this tweet on Twitter, I think and I thought you know, is this now the truth? Oh, is it false or what it is? That there is a message to invited

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non Muslims to celebrate Christmas or the birth of Jesus Christ at a Masjid visit the truth.

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Alright,

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Dennis, look at the invitation.

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We got nice people, good people, we invite people

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weightings and everything functions.

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But, you know, the question that I asked myself is which question in his right mind

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would go to a mosque on Christmas Day.

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I mean, really now, apart from everything else, I mean, really, we invite somebody who you know, it is Christmas for crying out like he goes to church on Christmas Eve the only day that he goes to church, you want him to come to the masjid.

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I mean, Are you in your right mind?

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Now we, as Muslims, if the pastor should invite us to come to his church on aid when I mean really, I mean, I mean, where are we going?

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Christian people, Christians who would receive a they would say these people crazy the Muslim side? They must be crazy, man. I mean, really? You know?

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Why? Because you know why we do that because we have no more connection with the Quran and Sunnah with the Prophet, the prophet have done this. He says, some reference to this,

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that we should invite them to our mosques.

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And the mosque on Friday is full and on Christmas Day, even Fuller. So imagine we have another 100 Christians come to the mosque, both men and women. And they say at the bottom they there is something he was dressed properly, properly.

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We scraping the barrel to become

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no Unless Unless honored us. We will need the honor of other people to honor his honors.

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His honor men and men is honored Omar Mohammed above all other

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fellow loggers. So why do we seek honor

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by those who dishonor laws that on this day, they celebrate the birth of God in band form, that on this day, may God became man.

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Emanuel decode

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the spirit became the flesh and allow swaner tells us lamea lead.

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Think about that. 500 trustees this mosque has got maybe 500 million in the bank? Sorry, it's a bit diverse.

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But they think

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what are we asking people to come to the house of Allah to celebrate what the birth of Allah

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says in what they say they say, God the Father, God the Son god, this is the belief we respect the belief.

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But then when we integrate that belief into our belief, since we,

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again, we love data, we know many people say so what's wrong?

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That's the opinion.

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And I was sitting in doing this and I thought about, you know, the doctor profession always comes to my mind,

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you know, as the closest

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to those who

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have a very solid scientific foundation for what they do. Because everybody makes mistakes.

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And I was thinking, imagine

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the doctors

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come together and say, you know, we've decided that really, everybody's right.

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You can go to sangoma tomorrow, no problem. You can go to your misguided spiritual healer, no problem. And you can come to us as doctors, no problem, they all will give you the same diagnosis and the same medicine and they're all right.

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There's what we doing with Islam? Do you think doctors will do that?

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But did we do it?

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My sister in law was telling me the other day, she took a father late father to the doctor and Muslim doctor in town. And the doctor examined him and said that, you know, you know your father disliked stroke and so forth and so on. Please start submitting. And then he said to her, but you know, TT if this meets and doesn't work, take you farther to the summit. And then you read this, this and this. And you read this in this in this and then that will help.

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Why again, why? Again? Why? Again, not going to the lobby Brian says

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the Marines

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for who he allows rhondella says put the words in the mouth of the Brian what is the Brian side? When I'm sick, Allah heals me.

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Of course, as Bob sub is the medicine and the doctor and you have to do that, but who ultimately heals the healing of loss.

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And then SLM says, nicoleta in the VA.

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For every illness, there is a cure, there is medicine.

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for it

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and what do we say the doctor himself, he's a doctor.

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But he knows nothing about

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know the tsunami.

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So it's important for us to understand this challenge that you have today.

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In summary, I read somewhere I think that this to give you the other side of the coin when it comes to medicine and to believe the 70 year old man went to the doctor

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he had he couldn't pass water doctor referred him to the hospital Dr. Poon operation, Mashallah.

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The operation was successful, and he could easily go to the bathroom and he could passport.

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And then the doctor called me into his office and gave him the ball.

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And when the doctor gave him the ball, this old man started crying.

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So the doctor said to him, why are you crying, you know?

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Is it because of the boat, we can all make an arrangement you can pay it off, you know I can usable for you, whatever. This is number crying because of the bill. I'm crying because for 70 years, Allah never sent me a bill.

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for 70 years I could pass water and Allah never sent me a bill.

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I'm grateful to allow swaddler for the 70 years that he's given me, that facility to pass water.

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And that is the man speaking.

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That is referring back everything to Allah and His messenger Muhammad Allah that is to face

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I would have cried because maybe the ball was high.

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And I will deplete maybe, you know, I'm just a mom, you know,

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some discount

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this man's word reflected was what was in his heart.

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So

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these are major challenges that we face in the world.

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And this challenge of Quran and Sunnah has been mowed that on a daily minute by minute basis by the West.

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mean this word jihad is something new.

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We were just all terrorists, extremists. Now we've become, they've now linked the word which is used in the Koran to extremism, death, destruction and war.

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In order to brainwash Muslims not to use the word Jihad anymore.

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Jihad has become a swear word now,

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people who make Jericho jihadist by the West,

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those who pray five times a day and wear a beard, the extremists,

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those women who wear hijab the extremists.

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So in America, now the women are taking off the hijab,

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because they fear the backlash.

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Our Islam is being molded

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by other than Muslims,

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or Islam is being guided by other than Muslims.

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We must be careful of this.

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And one of the things we need to tell our children who go to universities

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that this is the kind of challenge that they will face there.

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And we as a community need to educate our young people.

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No doubt to rise to the challenge, but on the fundamentals of Islam. Thank you very much. We don't we don't have we don't have we don't have clauses to talk to us about our connection with it with a word of Allah.

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So sometimes when people ask us questions, we give answers that are more harmful and more dangerous than keeping quiet

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in order to justify our faith and our belief.

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And parents are to blame for this.

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fathers are to blame for this particularly, because when Allah talks about education in the Quran, it never refers to the mother it always refers to the Father.

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The responsibility of educating the children are always respond, why not the mother because the mother is 24 seven with the children.

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Education is a particular function to particular enterprise and that enterprise and that function allows for the placed on the show

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eldest of Navajo

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as an example in the Quran

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which Nabhi spoke to Isa

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Look man, look man, that is the example or fatherly duty and responsibility carried out to its most beautiful, most beautiful form.

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So hello saundra inshallah keep us close to the Quran and Sunnah.

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Maybe when we speak about Islam, the first thing we will say is to our brother or sister. What is Alessi?

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Even if I don't know and unless he's I should ask the brother just Okay, so you've asked me this question. I don't know the answer, brother. I don't know the answer. But what do you think Allah says? or What does Allah say?

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Oh, we should say Brother, you know, ask me about this question. What is the process of silencing?

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And if we can't find now today, we should keep quiet until we first find an answer.

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And if we don't find an answer to go to Alibaba to say, what is Alicia, what is Mohammed's Nope?

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This is the question What is the answer? No. What does Allah say?

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Mother call Allahu taala. Because Allah Allah says continues in upon call Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah says, Allah says

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so now last time, they'll guide us guide our children may Allah protect this old man Sharla may allow us to give that we always keep our connection with the Quran, some very important, very important parcellation

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beloved Allah Allah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.