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Faaik Gamieldien

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From and African and South African Perspective

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hamdulillah humbly low enough I do want to stay in the

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movie on a debacle I like when I will be learning to run fusina

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Molina de la, la la

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la when a shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu Allah Shetty color we're gonna shadow under Mohammed and our people are Asuna so the water of beaver Salam o Allah you all early he was having mandava that what he learned within

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the province and Sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh today's topic is how Islamic heritage

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from an African and a South African perspective.

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That's a big meeting but I had to think about something

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to talk about today.

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So we've also had the queen who passed away

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and a lot has been said about that as well.

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So what is His heritage that we talked about? It was a nice day when it was heritage day. Yesterday Michelle which is what date

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24th

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In what is the Islamic day today?

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No, no, no, no,

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no, no, no. No, I want you to tell me what is the Islamic take what is Islamic month by the way? So fun. Next month is Molad month.

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All right.

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A Muslim,

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when he looks at the world, he looks at the world.

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Already he looks at the world from a superior position

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because Allah was hungry and guided him.

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And if Allah does not guide him, no undercard. Allah. So Allah says in the Quran, to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he was the most Beloved of Allah subhanaw taala Allah says to him, Allah says in Nicoletta de mon wala kin Allah. Yeah, Dima Yeshua, Muhammad says, I love you very much.

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And we know the love.

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But Allah says, You cannot guide whom you will want to guide.

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You cannot just say, Well, I'm the Prophet. So come here, let me guide you.

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Allah says, You cannot guide whom you even love. When other people whom you love

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in Allah, Allah guides me once. So if we sitting here and we thinking wow, you know, does that mean that we have been guided to Allah a greater gift than that you cannot create a gift than that great a bottle of Allah formula.

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So when we sit and we look at the world we we should always try never

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balanced idea though. We don't condemn

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that which is outside of us.

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Except of course people doing things which is an Islamic high the shear coup d'etat, whatever activities then we go quite harshly against our own fellow Muslims.

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But if we look at the world, let's look at the queen for example, what she did and all the things people say about her that was colonialist, she did this she did that she did

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that is the one half of the store.

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Also people started by saying, you know, look at the privacy laws, you know, look at winter housing, because balance and that balance and that balance, you know, all this wastage of other people's money and you know, they live in luxury. People are starving people are suffering and they took away the people of India they took away the country, you know, took away the diamonds, the dignity and they came to Africa and they banned I mean, they unbind Islam in South Africa, in fact, but they came to colonize South Africa as well.

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So this were colonized is a very big one. And also all the palaces there. Now, really, any Muslim was read his own history will find the greater palaces then they want to build the future. The best, and most some churches have palaces were built by the Muslims.

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And the best one was built by a man by the name of Abdurahman said

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there are three other hands here then we'll take the third one

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so most of the Amanda said anybody knows

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that Amanda said

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racism, drama and the third was the son of war Alia

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was more aware.

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More Alia was it's a ha

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above the NABI SallAllahu Sallam Elisa Salam. He was also one of the

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persons who wrote the Quran you could read and write. So when the revelation came that he was one of the 40 scribes that wrote down the Quran eventually became leader of the cumbia dynasty based in

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based in Syria, based in Damascus,

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they built a dynasty. Therefore, there was a you know, there was a fallout with St. Holly. So he moved there and didn't want to go over there of the Philadelphia it declared itself.

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Eventually, a deck came along and all his whole family was wiped out. Except for one person up there, Amanda said, and he ran away anyway, did you go to you went to

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Kevin at

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the waterfront

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is that the extent of our knowledge of history?

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This is such an important part of our history.

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You went to andalas

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handleless with respect.

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And he established himself as the Emir of quarterback, and later became the king of quarterback.

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So we also have kings in our in our history. We have bad ones and good drama was a good one. But what he built the most beautiful palace ever. It was only healed in Cordoba, Oakwood looking, what was called,

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it was called The Big Valley. So this was, in fact, if you Google it, you will see that they they tend to read but there's actually not a it wasn't just a castle, it was a it was a small city that he built on the scene. And of course, the European used to come they you know, they unwashed faces and unwashed, whatever else they didn't wash and very gray looking people and they came there and they were amazed when they saw what this mannequin. They stood in awe of him and of course, also of Islam, because he was a very good Muslim

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having been sent over Sahabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salatu salam So yes, we also had we can't say well, you know, Muslims don't live in a kind of opulence. Kumar, go to Saudi Arabia sell that.

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Man lives in Saudi Arabia, the palaces, they got a parenting nearly every every dopey day in Saudi Arabia, every dog is it's a palace of the king palace of this king of that key.

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So they also don't travel very rich, extremely richer than Cucuta queen can ever imagine. We have the same history. We have the same history of bad monarchs and good monarchs

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and so forth and so on.

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So

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and colonization,

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oppressing other people

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taking their land, also guilty of

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Arabs ran the slave trade on on the East African coastline. Back then the slave trade,

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Arabs

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and before their time the ancestors that control the slave trade,

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and up to 18 160, more or less. This is about 150 years ago.

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Slaves were still traded in the open in Makkah.

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Beloved,

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girls from Africa, light skinned girls, dark skinned girls walker

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can be sold in the market.

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The base will go to Makkah, and then the rest would go to Medina. And then from there, they ship the race to Cairo.

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So

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I know, in West Africa,

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it was mainly the British and the Europeans and the Americans that captured black Africans from the took them over to America and so forth and so on.

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But the Eastern

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Djibouti down, Somalia down, they even came right down to Mozambique.

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In the slave trade.

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Of course, Islam didn't outlaw slave slave slavery in the beginning, but eventually the Quran had late penalties whatever you do, you should safely free a slave to stand

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as time goes on, but of course it was totally abused by the data DATA Act.

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So there's a really there's a little bit of colonial colonial history closer to home.

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In the

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The

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year of the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Melissa salaam

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maybe there were 100 Odd converts in Makkah.

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And things really became very, very oppressive for the Muslims in the UK.

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And the provinces

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are there and we'll see but

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Allah the Kerner going at our last hobby, he saw the calamity that was before and in his companion. We saw how Palau was put in the desert turn to put on his stomach. They were boycotted there to eat leaves. During the reign of the camel for water, they were completely cut off a boycott was, was instituted against the Muslims.

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So the Prophet SAW Salem saying this, he said to the Sahaba

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I want to advise those of you who cannot

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endure the suffering anymore.

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Did you should go to a place with his kin that oppresses nobody.

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So far journey from Makkah, you've never been out of Makkah. Most of those companion prophets never let knock except for those who traded.

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At the king of

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Amazonia modern day.

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That was the first teacher. It was the first

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there were about 80 men who took part in the season.

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I don't know the number of women that definitely was at men. Among them were great names.

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Great names that we all know.

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For example, Siddhartha man in the Athan and his wife was his wife

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was he married to

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a man married to

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the daughter of Muhammad, the prophet is also sending his daughter into exile. Basically, his daughter was now going to become a refugee, reconcile his daughter become a refugee because

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he also couldn't stand the oppression Jaffery

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who was

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was Jaffa

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and we thought he will tell you that he was the word of the Prophet Salah Salem.

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It was a cousin

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and he had a distinction that only five people had during the lifetime of the Navy So Salah what is the distinction

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what was in the things in a gaffer head, which only five people had

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in the lifetime than a result?

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Chocolate looked like the profit to be five people look like the profit.

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And of course that means that he was an extremely handsome man,

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very hands.

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And it was a rule that if you want to send somebody as your ambassador, or your spokesperson, Eric said that he was a very handsome man, both physically and in his face, and he was able to speak for you. So the prophets of salaam appointed Jaffa as the leader of the delegation

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at men, the necklace most app even on layer was most accurate

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I'm not sure about the glad tidings agenda. I know there were some other distinctions which he had

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he was the first day the First Men poverty into Medina to preach Islam was a young man who served

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then he was as a very aware

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Okay, let's copy.

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And Abdurrahman. I'm not gonna mention the old ATP for

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we're gonna embarrass you that much. Okay. Abdul Rahman was a very special men use the richest Sahabi the richest

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is wealth if you should be calculated today, because all the wealth didn't go

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would be carried in Go. If it should be calculated, it will be more than $600 billion

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we will think today they reach they don't have to be pious

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money becomes your objective and the object of life

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imagine the man having that kind of wealth from the

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very generous yet three principles so we ask the question why did he become so rich? How did he of course he was the richest man in America first but when he left NACA to engage era where did the curiosity you made your money or did everything guy

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go live everything? No, no nothing at all is well FBI. He went to Medina MTP no no Manning's book

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but the three principles of threat of doing business number one

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he traded only in cash

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no loans no tomorrow no yesterday

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and forehead is the good faith money.

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Number two, he didn't keep stock

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what does it mean? He didn't keep stock in order to sell it at a later date we'll get more money

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what he had in his shop or the egg in his business, you'd sell it to this guy thermometer keep trying, you know and last time then maybe in two months time I can talk to Internet

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by today so

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number three is

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the honest man, this bottle can you tell the person who buys it for me this is just ordinary water that string thing in there but comes from some spring in about I'm not telling me I'm sorry. I'm not saying it if

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I'm saying it was a truth if there was a baby salsa clothing, whatever, there was something in there that was maybe was a tail or somebody who will tell the person who bargains

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that is wrong with the item anything.

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So, that was an he he was one of the persons prophets of salaam also said that he will go to

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Musa also was

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also a person that of course ottoman. So here was the illustrious group of people who went left the country to go to exam

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when the Quran I'm going to

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make the story a bit shorter. When the Croatia this. They were very upset what people live. And Natasha, the king of Ethiopia, welcome them. They living the Icelanders protection, food and security and they will get very jealous. So the courage came together? And they said no, we can't allow this. We have long relationship with a king of

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Abyssinia and we know him very well. So we will pick two when two of you two young men will send to the king to tell the king to return them to us.

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So they chose two men one was hammering last.

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Last week I asked you what was it what was significant about Omri blouse? What did you say

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last week

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what was the answer that that I gave you? What was his distinction?

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Distinction.

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Brian

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he was the conqueror of Egypt, which led to the conquest of the whole of North Africa was a general Armenians very intelligent, brilliant strategist.

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Yeah, he was not a Muslim yet.

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Okay, so the Quran said the tool

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so they purpose wasn't there to make it easier for the Muslims they do. The job was to submit stronger ties with Israelis

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and not Israeli sorry

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the better you could do between them in the Israelis

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so they got paid with all the presence in your presence with because the king had a lot of a lot of generals and also

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men of religion, bishops, they were very, they were they were very committed Christians feel

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up to today Christians are very, very committed.

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So when they got there, first thing they did was they gave presents to all the generals and

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For the bishops they gave presents.

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This was of course, to

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what purpose?

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to bribe them to agree with them, you know, crunch comes the old word for them

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so they went to the king and they say to the king

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there are some young people amongst us, some of they will first members of our faith of our religion in America. They left the faith of the great good fathers and grandfathers and great grandfather's

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and now they have no faith they didn't go into your fake news because they're into obviously they say to the king, I know other facts they just faithfulness and a danger to your people. So we request you must please in the background.

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So the king said alright, let's call them let's talk to know that

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so the king call them and say to them, you have a delegation, yeah, man, this is what they say about you.

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They say that you abandoned your faith.

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And you did not accept my fate, which was Christianity, the king system to them. And thirdly, you didn't accept the Legion of anybody else. This is something new to me. I can't understand people didn't leave their faith and they don't adopt another faith.

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Because it wasn't true.

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So, you said whatever what do you have to say about this?

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So who stepped forward? Was the spokesperson

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the Prophet Jaffa refer to quote I can imagine these Muslims you can imagine the faces they just came from the presence of Muhammad Salah was the prophet ISIS

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they were new Muslims. They were dressed in white so very impressive group of people to Jaffa step forward we said

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yeah, you will Malik okay

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look on the Abu

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we worry people who worship idols

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number two, we carry in your carry with me they don't slaughter.

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We bury that girl children alive.

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We are no time for our neighbor. Without in Reba you city.

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Not mystery,

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mystery mystery.

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Let's call it interest.

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And then

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Allah subhanaw taala sent us a profit from amongst ourselves

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and he taught us to obey and worship only one God.

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He told us to be kind to our neighbors. He told us to be good to our parents. He told us not to eat that which is clean. Hello lumpy Heba. He told us how to pray and he was from amongst us

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so we entered into his faith

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so we can look to them

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I looking safe is is that instead of new faith says yes. It's a new phrase called Islam

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and the Prophet Stamford Mohammed and we follow him

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so the king

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looked and of course

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you know it is when if given presents to everybody around the table

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and so people started snorting you know snorting they think

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you can gonna say what to say but you know the king was never gonna say the king said

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he said what you saying

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comes from the same source that ASA spoke from

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same source

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and you say to those earnings you can stop now

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but I want to tell you that I'm never going to release these people into your custody.

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There will be under my care and I will look after them for as long as they are yeah

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so that night, armory we last spoke to his friend with his with him and he said, you know,

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we lost the first round.

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But tomorrow I'm gonna give the killer blow.

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Tomorrow.

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I'm going to

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see what he's gonna

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say what you're going to do is I'm going to tell the king

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that they say

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Jesus is a SLAVE

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TO JESUS regression.

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So he should even do this to someone. So he went to the king the next day says, I just want to tell you

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that they believe

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that Jesus is a slave. A slave slave needs one thing in time slavery somebody has bought or subgraph in the works 24 hours a day for that person, slave.

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So the things that really is said yes, so the king call them again the next day.

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Okay, Kim said picking sacred data. This is the, this is what they say. They say that

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you say that Jesus, the son of many is a slave.

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That's how you believe is it true?

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So Java SE forward.

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What he did this time is

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he read the first three verses of Surah

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Maryam, which is the which surah in the Quran number.

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Number 90 Surah number 19. It's a very important so I've been thinking for many years.

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I think so many things for many years.

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To publish

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the verses of Surah Maria in a small little booklet form which will probably be four pages or five pages

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and to distribute it to the Christian put it in the post boxes. Just to quote what the Quran says about another isa listeners as well.

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And about

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Gobi

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Desert Korea, which is all mentioned in the New Testament, is all the profits of the New Testament.

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I think it's so important to convey

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the kind of way in which the Quran presents the ISA to the world, Jesus to the world, which is different from the way the Bible I mean, it's, it's, you can't compare how Allah Allah describes

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the birth of nebulous and how the Bible describes

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incomparable

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Christian reads that she

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should cry when even when he reads it and he compares it with his own with Allah. So what is the first three verses? Is Laura Mannerheim the Quran Matthew, Rebecca, Abba, who Zachary

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is no doubt a bony Dan coffee color a beanie Whannell Algemene was taller so Shaybah Well, I'm I couldn't be, he cannot be shattered.

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So, as of course, he read it in a beautiful tone, it recited it.

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And as he was reciting it,

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the king started crying.

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And he cried so much that his beard became wet with tears and all those bribed bishops standing, started crying, they were holding the book in their hands, the Bible and the crotch on the books became wet from the tears that they shed this listening to these verses of the holy.

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So what are these verses say these verses talks about a lot farther it says

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this is a recital

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of the birth of your Lord the mercy of your

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with with Allah speaking to Who is your Lord?

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How much of

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that is

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gonna say to the nurse or salah, these verses is a recital of what

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of

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the slave of Allah by the name of

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Zakariya if not out of about it.

00:29:16--> 00:29:17

And it deals with

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the secret dua to Allah you called Attala in secret

00:29:25--> 00:29:27

he called out to Allah

00:29:28--> 00:29:32

in secret crying at the door of allows

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What did you want from Allah

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What did you want? You want it this one is called a beam the one

00:29:45--> 00:29:47

he said Oh ALLAH

00:29:49--> 00:29:52

bye bye bones are in firm. Oh man.

00:29:53--> 00:29:59

bent over. Now the work was taller, so shaver and my hair is gray

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Great. Well, I couldn't be dry Cara Bishop here. But he said, Oh ALLAH my lord, I've never come to you and not blessed

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by my prayer that I asked you for.

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Now, this genre of talking is, if you if you read any personal reads the Quran beautiful.

00:30:24--> 00:30:27

It's like a fancy, it's like a symphony.

00:30:28--> 00:30:32

But this king must have been so impressed because he can't read the Bible, like we read the Quran

00:30:34--> 00:30:35

for different kinds of reading,

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it's a musical. It attacks you, even if you're non Muslim, the tone of the Quran up in the towns panel.

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So

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he listened to King listened.

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And

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then the king asked him, right, you have read that to me. But what do you say about Jesus?

00:31:06--> 00:31:12

And he said, first of all, Jesus is Abdullah, we didn't skip that part.

00:31:14--> 00:31:19

Can I say to him, you say that is? Yes. He said, Yes. He thought slave of man is

00:31:22--> 00:31:46

a knee, Abdullah, when his mother when his brother had him in the cradle, when our arms and people came in accused of having had an affair with a man and she gave birth to the Son. She didn't cheat. She couldn't what could you say? No? Would that be an answer for those people? No. She pointed to the visa.

00:31:47--> 00:31:59

And he spoke. And this What did he say, as a baby in the Abdullah in the army, I'm the slave of Allah. And he and Jaffa says to the king, and he also

00:32:02--> 00:32:03

he also was

00:32:05--> 00:32:12

ALLAH breed he his spirit into say, Dona Maria,

00:32:13--> 00:32:19

and he was conceived in the womb, and he gave birth to a virgin,

00:32:20--> 00:32:22

a virgin woman gave birth to him.

00:32:24--> 00:32:27

And you will be blessed the day that he was born,

00:32:28--> 00:32:35

blessed the day that he dies. Now Blessed are the days that bless you the day that you die, and bless be the day that he be raised up again.

00:32:39--> 00:32:40

So again, the

00:32:41--> 00:32:49

kidney got up, took a piece of wood gonna say what size it was stepped in front of Jaffa and you put it down.

00:32:52--> 00:32:56

And he says to Jaffa, the difference between your dean and my dean is

00:32:57--> 00:33:04

whether it was the breadth of the piece of wood or the distance between him and Jaffa. But he was saying to Jaffa the same light

00:33:05--> 00:33:11

that what you read now came from is to be found in our scriptures.

00:33:14--> 00:33:15

And that was the beginning

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of the penetration of Islam into Africa.

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Because the following year

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100 Ethiopians came to Makkah 100 men

00:33:30--> 00:33:32

to meet the prophets of Salaam and

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so that was the seed that was planted

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in Africa, first seeds of Islam planted in Africa

00:33:50--> 00:33:52

and so similarly

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when the people from the Iran came from Yemen,

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to Medina, what purpose if they come?

00:34:03--> 00:34:04

Anybody

00:34:05--> 00:34:10

know what purpose they came Christians from Nigeria? What was the purpose?

00:34:12--> 00:34:19

The purpose was to ask the same question to the visa seller. What do you say about Jesus?

00:34:20--> 00:34:21

They want you to know

00:34:22--> 00:34:25

then you already that Islam says you know

00:34:26--> 00:34:27

that

00:34:28--> 00:34:29

he's a prophet.

00:34:32--> 00:34:36

So when they came to Medina, they were dressing gold with very rich

00:34:38--> 00:34:39

families very rich

00:34:40--> 00:34:42

and the process and said to them,

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please,

00:34:45--> 00:34:50

if you want to be equal, then you should dress this down.

00:34:51--> 00:34:59

And when it says down, don't hold me close property. Okay, fine. You've asked us a place to worship to do your whatever

00:35:00--> 00:35:02

The question is do you can use the budget.

00:35:03--> 00:35:05

And then of course the discussion started after that.

00:35:08--> 00:35:10

So whenever you saw Allah sent him a letter that salaam

00:35:12--> 00:35:21

just as he had expected the Najafi to treat his people the way he did. Similarly when Christians came to Medina, they got the same treatment from the Navy.

00:35:25--> 00:35:28

So when we treat people we teach people

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as human beings,

00:35:33--> 00:35:37

as equal human beings, not be equal in faith, but equal human beings

00:35:38--> 00:35:39

and

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we talk about colonialism talk a little bit about colonialism

00:35:51--> 00:35:52

if

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this country was not colonized

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we'll be sitting Indonesia,

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in a part of the world

00:36:08--> 00:36:11

will not be a thing. It was beautiful. Oh, that was a mighty sales.

00:36:16--> 00:36:24

But it was part of the divine plan. You see, we always think that whatever is bad, doesn't come from Allah.

00:36:27--> 00:36:29

And people are not Muslim or bad.

00:36:31--> 00:36:32

Which is bad.

00:36:36--> 00:36:40

Because a lot of the bad things that we think are so bad, and we can them

00:36:41--> 00:36:45

and I've given you some examples. We're actually in the paper obviously.

00:36:49--> 00:36:51

I mean, I just read this morning.

00:36:55--> 00:36:56

Novocaine Fendi.

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Everybody knows.

00:37:04--> 00:37:06

Everybody knows anybody who doesn't know what a blocker.

00:37:08--> 00:37:14

Abu Bakr Effendi was sent here in 1870 memorandum

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by Queen Victoria,

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to come and teach the Muslims in Cape Town.

00:37:26--> 00:37:27

Now,

00:37:28--> 00:37:33

somebody wrote to Queen Victoria to say Muslims in Cato needed a scholar to come in.

00:37:36--> 00:37:39

And what does she do as the Queen of

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the Commonwealth?

00:37:43--> 00:37:45

Queen of all the countries that colonized

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She immediately wrote to the Khalifa, when

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we were based

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in Turkey, and said, I would like you to send a learned man

00:38:01--> 00:38:05

to Cape Town to teach them a religion.

00:38:06--> 00:38:14

And we know that Queen Victoria those of us have read some of these things, and seen the documentary about her that she was

00:38:15--> 00:38:19

very enamored with Islam, slavery, respect for Islam, she had a Muslim

00:38:21--> 00:38:27

person who taught coming here, brought him she brought him to England to teach her Islam.

00:38:29--> 00:38:34

So we have this vague idea of fissile diamonds. They steal all the diamonds

00:38:37--> 00:38:40

who's Wooster oil of the Muslims in the Middle East

00:38:45--> 00:38:46

Christians

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was killing the Yemeni people.

00:38:51--> 00:38:52

Christians

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so

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that was going Victoria

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and I will show you

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and this man came here Abu Bakr Effendi

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he stayed here for about 18 years. Who sent him Queen Victoria.

00:39:19--> 00:39:24

I think a statue is in front of Parliament parliament. That essentially is it

00:39:28--> 00:39:30

so this is

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the book that

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we're back defending.

00:39:36--> 00:39:38

On who's the ACE Lucent it

00:39:40--> 00:39:44

when Victoria, this is the result of Queen Victoria, Molly mind.

00:39:45--> 00:39:46

And what is this book about?

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This is a book on 50 countries.

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And not only that this man made history by writing the first book in Africans brought a lot of records so much

00:40:00--> 00:40:04

But the man who wrote the first book in Africa was a Muslim who backery fainted

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but he wrote the book is an original one he wrote the book in what we call all lands Africa. And I'm gonna read for you

00:40:17--> 00:40:19

just one or two lines

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so I'll show you

00:40:25--> 00:40:29

it's written in Arabic script and this is printed in verses printed in Turkey.

00:40:31--> 00:40:32

I want to show you

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what we put on the tables now you could look at it. So it's an Arabic script. Let me read for you.

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This will honor

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Alhamdulillah Hindi,

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Arabic

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Allah Arabic

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8%

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These are Kitab met Allah Tala Sana

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these are the first Africans words written down in book form with a pen. Up to that time Africans only a spoken language is more Dutch in Africa

00:41:08--> 00:41:09

Allah Tala

00:41:11--> 00:41:12

Reza Keever

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and

00:41:22--> 00:41:30

something for Al but live in darkness that is easy to read in Arabic a million Africans in Arabic.

00:41:31--> 00:41:33

Allah Tala is

00:41:44--> 00:41:45

when the agenda

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of the

00:41:49--> 00:41:49

euro

00:41:50--> 00:41:55

for our domains in gyms but we managed to do it

00:41:58--> 00:42:00

so this book was published

00:42:13--> 00:42:21

this book, I have a copy that I have on my father's copy of our grandfather's copy. Also the stamp has the stamp of the school in here.

00:42:22--> 00:42:23

And the standard stays

00:42:25--> 00:42:30

the Muslim theological school Cape Town established in 1862

00:42:31--> 00:42:36

to buy the shareholder LM Abu Bakr Effendi al ngd where is our imagery to trade

00:42:37--> 00:42:38

with his family

00:42:42--> 00:42:43

he was also a judge with a colleague

00:42:47--> 00:42:49

which do unusual which to

00:42:53--> 00:42:54

our great great grandfather

00:42:57--> 00:43:03

tongue guru from Guru wasn't according his father was from Goodwill just Dyneema

00:43:04--> 00:43:05

google it

00:43:09--> 00:43:14

use was my memories great great, great grandfather.

00:43:16--> 00:43:22

We don't make much of it because we are the descendants of only daughter yet only one daughter

00:43:26--> 00:43:27

so he came

00:43:30--> 00:43:30

back

00:43:32--> 00:43:33

next week.

00:43:34--> 00:43:39

But I'm gonna show you another book which are heavier which I bought when I was in Cairo from

00:43:40--> 00:43:41

a friend of mine.

00:43:42--> 00:43:43

How to show you

00:43:46--> 00:43:49

interviews on the African continent. But what I'm gonna show you is

00:43:51--> 00:43:54

the kind of love people had for this theme.

00:43:58--> 00:44:04

Only in the way they used to it it was amazing. The time they must have spent to write

00:44:06--> 00:44:14

this book is about 200 years old. But I want to show you what it looks like to over 200 years old. This is done by hand.

00:44:15--> 00:44:19

This is not printing this is gold within gold

00:44:23--> 00:44:26

the name of the book is actually fell by

00:44:28--> 00:44:29

snake

00:44:35--> 00:44:40

gonna show you how this man wrote this book.

00:44:42--> 00:44:50

Just kick up. This is a copy of the guitar but somebody else not even East book. This is a copyist that did this. And this is what it looks like to

00:44:52--> 00:44:56

look at the ages equal ages repinning gold

00:45:00--> 00:45:00

rather the issues that

00:45:02--> 00:45:08

I look at this book I'm gonna look at the last half. Look at the extent these people went to just to write down the day

00:45:11--> 00:45:13

and then the time they must have taken

00:45:14--> 00:45:20

to their computers to slow forth my typewriter, I started from the typewriter

00:45:21--> 00:45:22

and inside

00:45:23--> 00:45:25

this is what every page looks like.

00:45:26--> 00:45:28

And this is a special kind of paper.

00:45:29--> 00:45:31

Can you see this beauty

00:45:36--> 00:45:41

This is African producing Africa to get our legacy African legacy

00:45:44--> 00:45:44

and

00:45:56--> 00:45:59

I also wanted to bring with by I didn't have space in my bag

00:46:03--> 00:46:08

a hookah which is written by Tuan guru himself by with his own hand, under the hood perseverate.

00:46:13--> 00:46:16

Which is from LaSalle survive.

00:46:17--> 00:46:51

So this is the kind of heritage which we have, and which people in the North of South Africa also have the people who came from India, they also brought a lot of scholarship with it. And they came for God, most of the scholarship came to Cape Town. Because most of the people that were captured by the, by the Dutch, in the Far East, were all educated people they had memorized, they could read and write that. Whereas the people in the north they were just plantation workers to go to school, basically looking for jobs.

00:46:52--> 00:46:54

The people who came to the Cape, they weren't looking for jobs.

00:46:55--> 00:46:57

They were brought here against their will.

00:46:59--> 00:47:01

But they didn't do that for the first mosque was established here.

00:47:04--> 00:47:06

So we have five minutes left.

00:47:08--> 00:47:12

For me, it's very actually when I look at this and I become very sad to think

00:47:14--> 00:47:14

you know

00:47:17--> 00:47:19

we'll ever go back to this

00:47:24--> 00:47:26

not only the way it looks.

00:47:28--> 00:47:30

Now the most important thing is being able to read it.

00:47:32--> 00:47:35

So is the time on time when we're able to condense all this but we'll be able to read it

00:47:38--> 00:47:41

because I can tell you now in 50 years time

00:47:43--> 00:47:51

I don't think there's anybody who wants to become to spend his time learning Arabic. Why Woody? What purpose

00:47:55--> 00:47:57

because you people won't be able to go and I won't be anymore

00:48:02--> 00:48:06

do you think other people will replace you replace me

00:48:07--> 00:48:18

today's replacement. We think Charlie's close but the days of replacement is fast going away from us running away from us

00:48:22--> 00:48:22

so

00:48:23--> 00:48:29

every opportunity to get anywhere to learn anything about your deal

00:48:31--> 00:48:34

please take the opportunity I thought today there'd be nobody Humla was wrong.

00:48:35--> 00:48:42

So today whether beach two years of COVID right place

00:48:43--> 00:48:46

in excuse is going to be today mashallah Hamdulillah

00:48:47--> 00:48:48

I was wrong

00:48:49--> 00:48:50

in the lady

00:48:53--> 00:48:54

Allah guides on you

00:48:58--> 00:49:00

all right. So I think anybody want to make a comment

00:49:04--> 00:49:04

Yes

00:49:10--> 00:49:10

yes.

00:49:21--> 00:49:22

point of view of

00:49:26--> 00:49:29

spirits in a couple of months. It wasn't

00:49:30--> 00:49:31

the same because the

00:49:34--> 00:49:37

there was some serious dispute people were actually

00:49:49--> 00:49:51

I don't think it is because of

00:49:54--> 00:49:55

this divine

00:49:56--> 00:49:58

plan of what

00:49:59--> 00:49:59

is coming

00:50:00--> 00:50:00

You know,

00:50:04--> 00:50:04

rather than

00:50:08--> 00:50:29

I think we have a valid point, I think it's important to also recognize that that could be, that may actually have been a situation where they were fighting as Muslims amongst each other. We that's why we have 11 Mosque up in the Booker. And if you read, if you read the history of ketones, they were in the court and outside and

00:50:30--> 00:50:51

so luckily Finley makes a statement, he says, I spend a lot of time in court, because the judge Panti recognizing to be an authority on Islam. So, but then the class came with the with the Hanafi. In the Shafi Muslims, there's a big there was a big divide, very big divide. That's all he had it very as an uphill struggle

00:50:54--> 00:50:58

to bring you the Hanafi perspective, also to the Muslims of the cave.

00:50:59--> 00:51:05

Just as we have today, the uphill struggle to bring the Quran and Sunnah to the people. They still stuck in the Shafi

00:51:07--> 00:51:10

you know, the busy they never would never budge from them.

00:51:13--> 00:51:19

And I've noticed with the last two lectures, which I had that

00:51:22--> 00:51:29

people want easy about me quoting the Quran, and only those ethics

00:51:32--> 00:51:35

people concerned about what about Imam Shafi? What about

00:51:36--> 00:51:39

they didn't say what about the mama honey for our humble?

00:51:40--> 00:51:44

was the other one? Malik? No, they were just worried about emotion.

00:51:48--> 00:51:48

So

00:51:49--> 00:51:54

we also have a long way to get back to our roots, we have a long way to get back to the Quran itself.

00:51:56--> 00:52:00

And until and unless we're going to go there, we are going to be like,

00:52:01--> 00:52:33

you know, The Kure state unless there's no following you know, we heard our father's doing that no grandfather doing that. So that's what we're going to do. And our fathers and grandfathers did that maybe belong to that mother, then we don't want to shift you. Although we we in practice. In practice. We do a lot of what the harder we say we should do and we live on shafts with grandkids example. One example is when it comes to radio setup, we all give our fitrah in money, which is the Hanafi fatwa.

00:52:36--> 00:52:38

But if you say that or Shafi says what sort

00:52:40--> 00:52:45

where the shaft is you can take from anybody but people can take from us. So

00:52:48--> 00:52:50

yes, you're absolutely correct.

00:52:51--> 00:52:56

I don't know if you saw the documentary on the life of crematoria.

00:52:58--> 00:53:00

Did you see it? You didn't see it.

00:53:02--> 00:53:05

On a crematory itself, yes.

00:53:06--> 00:53:07

Everything of Allah.

00:53:09--> 00:53:13

Yes. After the you know, the soldiers of Allah.

00:53:15--> 00:53:16

She could have been

00:53:18--> 00:53:19

saved this.

00:53:21--> 00:53:22

Firstly

00:53:28--> 00:53:29

we don't know they

00:53:32--> 00:53:33

provide sunlight.

00:53:36--> 00:53:36

Spinning?

00:53:39--> 00:53:41

Look, I don't want to say too much about the royal family.

00:53:43--> 00:53:46

I don't know there are a lot of bad news about it.

00:53:47--> 00:53:48

But

00:53:49--> 00:53:51

I know for a fact that Charles

00:53:52--> 00:53:54

King Charles has said

00:53:55--> 00:54:00

is very sympathetic towards Islam. I don't need somebody to be sympathetic towards Islam. I don't need that.

00:54:01--> 00:54:06

But I need a man in that position to be sympathetic to Islam.

00:54:07--> 00:54:12

And he simply went so far as 10 years ago, there was an article in The Guardian newspaper

00:54:14--> 00:54:16

that the writer charge for learning Arabic at the time.

00:54:18--> 00:54:27

And there was a big thing in The Guardian, which says that which allegedly was possible why study Arabic? Should I'm studying Arabic because I want to understand

00:54:31--> 00:54:31

and understand

00:54:33--> 00:54:34

and he once came to Cambridge University.

00:54:36--> 00:54:48

He came to give a talk quite a number of years ago. And he came the uninvited he just came to visit the campus. Because you you're a prince, you come visit the campus. So they asked him to say a few words.

00:54:49--> 00:54:51

So he said that I'd like to speak

00:54:53--> 00:54:53

to you while

00:54:55--> 00:54:59

I'm reading about an hour, you know, I'd like to speak about and he gave a talk

00:55:00--> 00:55:03

On the Quran, and the talk is still you can still listen to it I think on

00:55:04--> 00:55:08

on YouTube with the talk that you gave, and how we

00:55:09--> 00:55:12

he praised the Quran want you to understand the Quran

00:55:14--> 00:55:17

so this could only all go well for Muslims.

00:55:19--> 00:55:26

So we should be careful as Muslims, how we tackle the question of criticism

00:55:27--> 00:55:29

and the way we criticize

00:55:36--> 00:55:38

because I want to give you two examples

00:55:39--> 00:55:40

of people that

00:55:43--> 00:55:45

are absolutely not

00:55:46--> 00:55:47

considered

00:55:48--> 00:55:50

by the prophet to ever become Muslim.

00:55:52--> 00:55:53

And maybe I just give one example

00:55:56--> 00:56:00

was setting the bar was that for them was

00:56:03--> 00:56:04

about Sophia.

00:56:06--> 00:56:07

There was no sign

00:56:09--> 00:56:13

that he was ever going to become anything besides an idol worship.

00:56:16--> 00:56:25

He was a cousin of the prophet and he was he was they were very straight from the same woman. But he hated the GTS of the Prophet sallallahu

00:56:27--> 00:56:31

in fact is like ambition was to kill the profits

00:56:33--> 00:56:36

and he did everything to deserve that

00:56:41--> 00:56:42

and what eventually happened

00:56:44--> 00:56:46

20 years he tried to kill the profit 20 years

00:56:48--> 00:56:52

after 20 years he decided to you must be wrong

00:56:53--> 00:56:56

he's one of the persons that was promised gentleness

00:57:02--> 00:57:10

in Nikola Tesla demon working Elia Muhammad Salah neocon Yukon guide hope you love

00:57:11--> 00:57:13

your uncle you love that you wanted him to be guided let's say

00:57:16--> 00:57:27

you ever never made to offer asthma for for today? I was never made to offer his uncle never lead to awful and who became Muslim who is engender

00:57:32--> 00:57:33

so

00:57:34--> 00:57:39

and he must have been quite attentive to Sofia also the army also looked like the Prophet

00:57:40--> 00:57:42

because they were cousins he looked a lot at the prophets

00:57:43--> 00:57:49

okay it is beautiful so one I must tell you that story of a great story great story of

00:57:50--> 00:57:57

how one should not judge people always say you know I've not got to the point where I only judge people after they die

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because only after they die you know they are before they die they can become Muslim they can leave a Islam they can do anything but once you go then your life is stopped and you could say well that is a good man sorry

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because

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yes this is a nice YouTube video on

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being

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angry

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at his Facebook but he's the worst one this week with them coming out demonic monitors

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really

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yes

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the hockey

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doesn't do it as influenced by that lecture

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giving this lecture

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but but you know

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I admired his

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he was calm

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he was shout about you know colonialism

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and historically he was good this homework video

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yes

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yes

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yes.

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Our

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center

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and they they accepted

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All right.

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It's a valid question

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in 49.

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Islam is not something which you pronounce.

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Islam is something which is here. You can never say Muslim, but you can die as a muslim.

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Appreciate that also,

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a lot of Sahaba were so punished in Makkah, that when they were asked to worship, it is Latin Morocco. They forgot to say yes.

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Where was the Imam? Yeah.

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So I cannot judge him. You may be Muslim already. But because of his status,

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and he probably always reading he doesn't have to tell the world that he's a Muslim. Only Allah needs to know isms.

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But the difference between him and another person would be that

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you find that there are Muslims who don't study the Quran.

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Who don't do anything to learn the Arabic blind to understand you as a man is not a Muslim?

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And he does what Muslims are supposed to. So do I have the right actually, to say anything?

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If I haven't taken a few steps also to learn.

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Because if he does become Muslim, these Eman will be 100 times stronger by man who doesn't know, which is an example.

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So I think

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one has to look at things from a lot of perspective.

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And I'm sure there are many people even in the time of the prophet who died, who didn't express the Islam, they hate Islam, even today. I mean, I've met

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people who, for all intents and purposes, they speak like Muslims.

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But they've never said they're Muslim. They never told me there was one when I speak to them about Islam, everything they say, points, in fact that they Muslim, and I would ask also, but, you know,

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and they were just smart. Right? So we cannot be the judge of the same Alika Malala. We know very important incident where he was had this was fighting in the battlefield and this Mushrik and he knew this, and he was going to kill him. And the man said,

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La ilaha illallah and he killed the man.

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So the Prophet said, he said, I know he loves me kill you said Yeah, but I thought he was trying to save his own life. That's right, ethically, it's no better for you to judge

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you kill them committed murder, to kill the Muslim.

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I would be careful how you judge people who are both non Muslim endlessly.

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You have to refrain from making a judgment of the Islam or not Islam if somebody could you know somebody is not a Muslim, we know that you go to church, whatever else but the Earth is a bit of a gray area. The answer is a Quran says Arabic is a gray area for me. I would sit back and not comment on it until and unless you know the man

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says himself that he is a Christian

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chakra with a nice discussion. Inshallah we'll continue next week. So hi, Nicola mobile harmonica, Masha, do a lie lie.

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Sorry, I'm late again.