EP 084 – IlmFeed Podcast w-Dr.Haifaa Younis – Connecting With the Qur’an, Loving Al-Aqsa

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah the brothers and sisters are Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And welcome to the LM feed podcast. Today I have a guest with me who is one of your favorites. I know it's one of your favorites because and hamdulillah one of our most, if not the most popular interview we've had on the podcast has been with her all the way from America. I have with me, Dr. Haifa Yunus salaam aleikum, Dr. Schaefer, why they consider Mark Mottola, but I care too. Okay, for hierarchy. I thought to myself, good to see you. Is acula higher. May last pantalla reward everything you do you and brother Rafi for the island feed in May last

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pantalla accept from all of us and may have lost pantalla lift to this home. This test from the home from the whole nation from the whole earth. You have to be me so good to be with you again. Yeah, you too. I'm so excited. It's been like, over a year. We were We were in the studio when we saw a panel actually it's been it was before the pandemic. Exactly before it was my last trip outside the United States was January goodness. Yeah, January 2020. So pound Yeah. And March 2020, Allah spawn Tada, tested us upon Allah

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Subhana Allah And now, since then, we've been doing these online, you know, so, in some ways, it's been, we missed the studio, you know, being able to meet people face to face. But at the same time, there's been some blessing in it, in that we can have guests who we wouldn't usually, you know, be able to have unless they came all the way to the UK. So

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Subhanallah Dr. haber, I don't know if you know, of course, you must have noticed that you the messages that you gave in the last podcast, about the Quran about his will the encouragement you gave, we were overwhelmed with the number of brothers and sisters who contacted us and said that it made them set a new intention, you know, for memorizing Quran.

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One of the great things about infeed viewers and listeners is that they love the program.

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They love they love anyone who will connect them to the Quran. Isn't that correct? brothers and sisters?

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brothers and sisters are

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nodding with me right now.

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But Dr. Haifa, we need your wisdom again. You know, Subhan Allah where I don't know where to start, really?

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Because?

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Well, first of all, I'd really love to hear because I haven't heard from you. What have been your reflections about the pandemic, and about this unprecedented time in our I would say maybe this in this whole century or in the last 100 years, you know

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smilla hung Lao Salatu was Salam anasuya Allahi wa sahbihi woman wider hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen I live in life and I would love to share this word with everybody and I was taught to this that everything come from a loss pantalla is higher, everything come from a loss fantana is higher.

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We all have to start this is the starting point. The starting point is not why the starting point is not why what did I do? or What did they do? Or this is a punishment or this is not a punishment. This is not how we should be.

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This is not how the relationship or the loss pantalla shouldn't be the relationship of a loss pantalla and you know this very well yeah, Fatuma is the relationship of with a master. Yeah, a baddie. That's how Allah called us, we are His servants, and the servant and let alone with a human being. What about Allah and the exalted should never, ever question question the master.

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And this is a human being. How about Allah pantalla number one, number two, Allah taught us through His names and this is where, if anything, we need to learn and live in these difficult time that went or Allah knows what is coming, that we need to learn about Allah pantalla the hikma the wisdom when I say Allah Al Hakim, I have to mean it. Otherwise I am a claimer when I say Allah, Al Hakim in a lot repeatedly in the Quran, you know that's your fault him. It would have been allergies or hockey and hockey. Why?

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When he said, I know a lot. I am the hockey meaning

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Everything he does and does not do allow and does not allow decree and delay. And delay is for.

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Well, I and you come in on a human being I'm a servant. What do I know?

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Yes. So that's how we first start, how do I deal with this, any test, whether it is a global, whether it's a local, whether it's in my home, work me as a person. Number one, everything come from a loss pantalla is higher, is absolutely beautiful. And I have to train myself, it's not easy. It's not easy, but it is absolutely beautiful. If I can, another word, I will say, it will make you live in a completely different way. If this is like you, let's let's give a parable from human beings. And when you know somebody really care about you, and somebody really loves you, and you have no doubt, and that person says something that you don't like, your immediate response. He didn't mean

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it or she didn't mean, I'm sure there is a good in it. That's human being. What about my Creator. So that's number one.

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Number two, and I hope what I learned, I'm not gonna say about anyone stays with me. Because that's the whole idea of a test, I change my relationship with my Creator change. Number two, how weak how insignificant I am. How no control I have. Because Allah blessed us with a lot of technology and changes rapid that's made us human being feel we are in control. And I always remind myself this special, everybody, almost everyone drive, or have been in a car and you go into the car, and what is the car these days your fault him? Right? It's all about buttons, you press this, you don't press this, you do that you do this. So I think I'm in control. And Allah taught us the hard way. That's

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an insignificant creature of our last pantalla that I cannot see. And we didn't know what it is changed completely my life. I will use this word controlled my life control how when I leave, what one? Do I stay at home? What should I do? What do I were? Right?

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Number three. So number one, there's a wisdom, Allah is that hacking? I'm insignificant, three, no one will change it unless he allows it. Don't we ever think is because we are very smart. And we have the vaccine. And we found out this treatment and that St. He allowed it. And he allowed it after a while. You always ask why not after a month? We could find this technology. Why after three months? Why the vaccine didn't come December. The

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heck my Allah Allah, Allah has a hacking. He has those things in the right time in his wisdom. This is number three now.

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After I learned all this, and this is what should have been. I don't know if it happened here to politeama did I change? And I'm going to always speak about myself. I'm not gonna speak enough anymore. Did I change? Am I closer to Allah? Am I less? This will be the informa? Am I less focused on me and myself and family and money and wealth? Am I more connected to our last panel? Kenny? I said this to myself what else he would do? He took Makkah Medina Hajj Alma massaged from us in a second.

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So what did we do? Did we better? Are we better?

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I think that's more if we have

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and we reflect on these five and in case we are not yet on the other side of time, and a lot accepted. There's still time

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just killer here and for for your reflections and your advice. I think you're you're so right. I hope brothers and sisters listening have written those points down and you know, one thing I like to do is get a journal and write questions like that down and then ask myself you know, and honestly answer and reflect Where am I? You know, with regards to these questions, I hope our brothers and sisters will write those down and do some reflection and inshallah I will as well does ocular Heron Book Day for

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Dr. Hofer another

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another area that we would love to

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glean that your wisdom in and you know, the situation is always changing rapidly. So it's hard to keep up you know, but I think in all

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Our hearts and minds at the moment is must to the Luxor is are the people of Palestine.

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And will you know, once in a while it comes back into the news. There's some kind of provocation. There's some kind of fitna, and, of course for them, it's an ongoing struggle for us, we just hear about it sometimes.

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Dr. Hate for it can be very emotional for us, you know, like, watching and seeing our brothers and sisters being hurt, being treated in such an inhumane and brutal way. You know, I mean, it really Subhanallah You know, my husband saw me crying one day, when I was looking at just reading and looking at what was going on and, and he said, this is he said, You know, this crying that we're seeing people, people are just openly crying openly being so like, affected. This is a sign of a man, you know, it reminds us that we are alive, actually, that we care about our brothers and sisters all the way on the other side of the earth. Maybe we are from a different ethnicity, we are

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from a different cultural background, we've got nothing in common except that we are believers.

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SubhanAllah those are just some of the things that I've been thinking about.

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Dr. Hofer

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please tell us you know, especially for the for the younger generation,

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why is martial arts are so important. And what are your reflections about how we as Muslims

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should be processing this because Dr. Hamer Sorry, just to elaborate a little bit more. Of course, I've had guests and I have people who I talked to and we talk on a political level, you know, we can talk about what activism we can do this and that. But what about on a spiritual level? You know, what is it How should we be processing this for a lot of brothers and sisters I think it's like Subhan Allah Yani.

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When will the mercy of Allah come? You know how they might be thinking like this exactly. I don't I don't know if it's appropriate to say this, you know?

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Exactly no jozankei level here. This is true. This is to actually say it

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before Say no more, Allah Subhana. Allah says in the Quran

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in surah baqarah we just left Ramadan. So we shot love We are still connected to the Quran and pacifism and that whole region. Do you think you will antigen What am I at comitato Latina Holloman public calm and you will not be tested. This is Torah Swati hisako Salah like the people before you must sexually betsa or Bharat they were tested with that said with difficulties with diseases with affliction of Bala things you don't like to you

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know llama tikka masala, Nina Holloman public massage Madiba salvadora was Zuzu they was shaken the earth under them were shaken but they were totally shaken. And then what what's what's the word I want to say it now like hentai akula Rasulullah Dena Amma Norma, they reached a point or our soul and our Swati salatu salam and then the believers around him, who are they the caliber of Satan, Abu Bakar and say nama matana sola. When is the victory of Hamas coming? So we'll feel this question is,

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I would say in appropriate, right, but what I need, as I'm asking this question, I need to know the answer. Because Allah immediately answered, what did he say Allah in an Austrian law he carried worldly, the victory of Allah is close. Now you're gonna tell me what's close. It's been going on for 50 years more than that now it's actually 70 and I'm going to see when they almost end up bicker, get a few sanity. minmatar I'll do one day that we count is 1010 on loss Hunter. One day, I'm sorry, in a loss counting is 1000. What we count. That's why whenever we go through difficulty in general, let alone what we have been seeing. Starting Point is what I started the first thing

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Don't forget that the one who controls is Allah, the One who changes a law and the one who allows is Allah. That's the start point. Now why must you that Oxo

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my answer is How can I not feel about an Majid oxide is not about Palestine is not about Palestinian is not about the Arabs. It's Muslims. It's all of us.

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To me, enough to me somehow

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Hello, this is Rob Yeah, buddy Hayden, and then as you did in Missoula, how long we invested in a casa de Baraka Hola. Allah start chapter 15 solo to Israel with this verse, Glory him who has a Seraph The Night Journey of his servant from Master haraam prom the master how long the Halima Mars. Elon Musk saw the name is in the Quran. Specifically,

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this is not a matter again, we are extremely important for all of us Muslims to learn this is not about Palestinians and Arabs and Jews. It's me, it's my it's my, it's my religion. It's me, it's my mosque. It's like,

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of course, I will cry. Of course I feel it. Otherwise, honestly, and this is beautiful word you said your parting. Yes, my heart is or not. And my email is there when I feel sad. Jambi and sometimes in my da I say your lights your mosque. You know, because you feel so hopeless and you're not hopeless, helpless, helpless. What can I do one person and that's when I led to a loss of job it is yours. It's the most one of the most sacred, the beautiful sacred. The legs and foot of roswaal risotto cinemas there and you chose that place from all your earth and all your creation. You chose that place for him to ascend to you. He did not make him a cent from Africa. Isn't that interesting? He

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made him a cent from Medina. Why the heck went back to Al Hakim. So absolutely masjidul oxide is something absolutely important for us. Muslims, as if I don't know if you've been blessed to visit Jerusalem. I have. It's amazing city. Yeah. Yanni there is a road and now the one that leads you to measure the oxides Kataria call along the path of pain. That's where so you walked in I was walking. I was like wow, you know the feeling that it couldn't be saved nice as fruit was there. You read it in Arabic and

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it's just not equal and you probably can picture online. It's a very holy city. It's a it's not a dream. It's not a Christian is a non Muslim. It is all religion. But for us Muslims, all the roads if you paid attention, all the roads in the gates and into the masjid.

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Yes. It's amazing. It's, it's like it's like stepping back in time, isn't it? When you go into the actual Old City? You literally feel like I can imagine the prophets here. I can imagine them and you know, really is like stepping back up to the cobblestones everything is uncanny. Yes, human beings technology.

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So yes, as Muslims, young and old, and we must do that is part of my religion. It's not the fringe opinion. It's this school of thought that school of thought no, no, no, this is one of the basics. It was our first Qiblah as well right?

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Exactly. Yes, I had neurotology keffi semma film when Nicole Jett and total triplet and turbo also sorted Bara we see that you are looking for a kembla meaning Where was the playing before that they were praying so much is it also means

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if you go to Medina and hamdulillah I'm sure a lot of the viewers that are listening to us we visited what is the smallest of two cobblers, that's when they were praying to I saw the last pantalla came and they moved to Makkah. So we as Muslims, I don't look at it as a political issue. As an issue. As a Palestinian I look at it as mine, it's my game. I have to have this all towards the masjid. When I enter and when you enter you see all these gates and all this unfortunate things of course you believe your heart to bleed, but as your heart to bleed you also have to remember metal nose hole law. I like natural light. And that's actually what the Palestinians believe in.

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I've talked to many when I visited I prayed Ramadan taraweeh there

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with the guards putting the with the rifles and I was you know, we're not used to these things. And in between, I was talking to one of the ladies next to me, I was like, how can you focus in your sight out? And she said,

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Yeah, and he literally has no problem. No problem. So absolutely. It's very important for us. We have to fleet it, we have to honor it and we never belittle it and

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We never make it small that it is one country or one nation or one part of the world issue. It's a monster. Yes.

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And do you know why it's so important? Dr. Dr. Heath, I'm so glad you're really emphasizing the Islamic pneus of it. Because some people they think, of course, like in order to create a consensus, and we want global support, they say, you know, it's a humanitarian issue. It's a humanitarian issue. Of course, we want all human beings to, to see that there's an injustice being done, and we want the help, okay, we want them to support us. But at the end of the day, the only bond, the only bond that is going to be thicker than anything, any other bond is the bond of brotherhood and the bond of Islam because Subhana Allah who is going to give their life up for

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you know, who is going to give their life up for their own brothers and sisters in Islam except the fellow Muslims, right? All the other, all the other bonds, whether it's Arab, or human rights, humanism, blah, blah, blah, whatever it is, right? We can see with our own eyes that those bonds are breaking down. Nowadays, right. Now, even the Arabs, they're breaking up into different countries. They're caring more about, you know, I'm an Egyptian. I'm an Emirati. If I can interject here. Yes. I am a little bit disagree with you. Is that okay? Yes, of course. Because you made the point. But we need to clarify it. The point, the starting point, is that it's a Muslim issue

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of injustice, it as me as a Muslim, I need to defend injustice wherever it is, and I quote people to defend injustice. So yes, I need I will have to ask anyone, Jews, Christians, non Muslims, that this is an injustice if it happens to me to date may happen to you tomorrow. And we as humanity, as humanity, we need to defend injustice, having said that, I don't wait as a Muslim for others to act. That's where you come in.

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To be the one who take the initiative, defend the initiative, and and call the others if they couldn't help me, or have been a call him if they didn't, Allah has a reason I continue me. But it's absolutely it's a global because it's a global injustice. It's Yes, a part of it is exactly what everyone is talking about today is the apartheid of South Africa. Yes, a huge injustice. Everyone defended it. So we must we need to take the initiative in two things. Now. Number one, as you mentioned beautifully. No, what is it much the opposite for us as Muslims and the land? The land is not only the master, aka if you go to too much drama, right?

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Across from the Church of

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Exactly. That's very holy for the Christians. Across from it. It's very holy for us. That's why this city is beautiful. It's amazing. So we as Muslims, absolutely, we have to feel it. Take the initiative, call everyone, and we are defending it because we're Muslim, and there is injustice. Absolutely. Yes. So I think we are in agreement doctype The thing that I was trying to say, I've caught I'm saying that of course we are trying to bring a consensus and there is a consensus. I feel like this time around, there was more consensus than ever. But some people they try to say don't highlight the Islamic aspect. You know, I mean, like some activists, they like to downplay that. But

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what I'm saying is no, that that's so important, because,

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you know, that's the thing that awakens our, I think our fitrah our connection, you know, to our brothers and sisters more than more than any other ways. Dr. Hiva human beings are so fickle. You know,

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when when they unite based on other bonds, it's very easy for them to disunite when trumping some other thing comes along, some something more shiny, something more, you know, interesting, more,

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more politically correct. Whatever, you know,

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quickly, human beings fall away from their allegiances based on other things.

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When it comes to the bond of a man, you know, it's the strongest that that's what I was trying to highlight. And this one, no one will disagree. There is nothing like the bond of the man

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There's no love, like when you love for a loss pantai every other love if you want to use this, every other love for whatever the reasons, right? It changes. It goes.

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Even Yes, exactly. Exactly. Exactly. Mom with children, bright husband and wife, brothers, sisters, children with mother, all these tight bonds are not from luck and change. But when the love is for Allah, the bond is for Allah only. Nothing like this. nothing compared to this. I see your point now exists. We are all together in this because that's what pleases on last pantalla because we are Muslims. And that's the Muslim issue. And the justice is a Muslim issue. Because in the

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USA, that's so often and Allah order in in you hear this every Friday, almost every Friday Allah order to justice and excellence Yoruba.

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Dr. Eva, you know,

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when I was 16 years old, I went to Jerusalem for the first time

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because I was a student in Egypt. And one day I was laying in bed, I was looking at a map on the wall of the Middle East. And I was looking at thinking

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this is the Sinai this Mount Sinai where muscley salaam was, and there's Jerusalem is so close. And I was sitting like, suddenly, I was awake to the fact that I was very close to Jerusalem. So I said to my American flatmates, we said, oh, let's go to my Luxor. We want to pray in mustard that Luxor, you know, and my daddy's head No, no, don't go Doc, you know, because he was back in London. And we just nobody could stop us. You know, we were so passionate. And we didn't care. You know, you know how you are when you're very young don't care about any danger. You don't. So we got on a bus.

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And eight hours later, we were in Jerusalem.

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And Dr. haber, I'm telling you this story, because I want to emphasize the brother and sisterhood. Yes. When we arrived there, we were, it was the middle of the night. We were just walking around on the streets. Because we were so foolish. You know, we didn't plan anything we just turned up. And you can imagine 16 year old 17 year olds on the streets in Jerusalem is everything shuts down that night. You know, it's not like Egypt where everything is, you know, alive all night.

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And we were wandering the streets. Some Israeli started shouting at us. I don't know, maybe they were drunk, or I'm not really sure. And then

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out of the blue, this Mercedes car comes, it stops in front of us. And it's this man. We didn't we couldn't even tell if it was a Jewish man or an Arab man. Okay.

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He looked, because, you know, sometimes people look very similar. But he said come in to my car. He said, You know, my name is upside.

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What are girls like you doing out on the street at this time? Okay. You know, because you are Muslim girls, he could see Yeah.

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And at first, we were a bit worried. We didn't know like, should we trust him? But anyway, the long and short of it is Dr. hayford that we ended up staying with his sister

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for 10 days, okay.

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In East Jerusalem near chef Jarrah, he was one of the places that is, is called Isa Ouija.

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And I think I really hope and I pray that I will say this, okay. And his family, because I think so we are is one of those places that was being bulldozed, you know, recently. Um, so, so Pamela, he's such a lovely man. He, he, he fed us for 10 days. The best food, you know, he treated us like his daughters, he got us to clone our fathers. He drove us to Machu Luxor every day to pray.

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And we attended his daughter's wedding and, and I was just reflecting that the only bond, the only reason you know, he had to really care about us. Without Islam and immediate connection, you know, immediately I'm his daughter immediately. He is protective over us. Subhan Allah so, you know, I really feel that one of the great blessings we have as Muslims is we can go anywhere on this earth. And we have our brothers if we have our brothers and sisters. We have safety hamdulillah you know, we have your right this is I was about to comment. This is a style this is

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this is how to succeed.

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You would ever study, you know, every subject

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Zakah What is it? Is a traveler who comes in a city and he knows nobody? Why? Yes, literally, this is exactly how it is. This is how Islam is all about it. And I'm glad you brought this beautiful story, honestly, because

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that is still inhaled. We are still in with all what is happening around there. But there is a lot and there's only one reason this happened. Because you're almost done enough when you walk in a street, even here in the States, and you see a woman wearing hijab, you don't know her, she looks at you and smile and you smile and say saramonic what is beautiful, this gives me joy. You know what I'm saying? I'm doing and also it tells you the nature of the people of Palestine, you know, so panela the brothers and sisters in Jerusalem, the type of people they are, you know, the generosity that and you know, Dr. Eva, people used to say to us, don't go to martial arts, I don't go to

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Jerusalem in Egypt, they used to say don't go to Jerusalem, because when you enter, you have to pay the Israelis, you have to you know, so there was some fatwas that you shouldn't go Yeah. Yeah. But then we, yeah, that was one opinion. And but then, you know, the Hadeeth of Rasulullah saw SLM kept, because we were to label him you know, so we, we were studying the Hadees. And the Hadith said, If you know, we have a lot of a lot of masajid you talk to said that you should not pack back to three years. And he says he had he was saying this in Medina and Mr. hora saw, so absolutely. So so that had the if we were like, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam emphasized it so much. Like, you know, it's

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timeless. So we we wanted to go. And in fact, when I go ahead, I'm sure when when we did go, our brothers and sisters in Palestine said, You must come. And you must tell the whole oma when you go back come too much to the Luxor because when you come, it's one of the biggest

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signs, you know, to the occupying forces, that the Muslim Alma is watching the Muslim all my cares about this semester that also you know, so Pamela, so I, I have to share two stories with you. Please, my most recent trip and I was blessed to to visit more than once. One is a young man. And I'm talking about young man, I will say I didn't say a boy. He wasn't 10 years old. But

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the word boy is not him. He's a young man. So when you come out of the masjid, aka the host Friday, and the gates usually people, the locals sell fruits, the fruits in Jerusalem. It's amazing. So I wanted orange. It was like, and as I was going out there was an older man, I asked him, he said My son is selling it outside Baba Zara. It's one of the doors of images that you come out on the left all the guards on Friday, they were military government with their rifles. And on the right, exactly across this young nine year old boy. Right. And I said I want half a keto, you know, I was like by myself, so I didn't want to have too many as just a little bit. And now I remember actually,

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although it was not in the summer, but that thing was very hot. I can't tell you how hot it was. And here I am. You know you come from the state. You live in comfort Chappelle and I looked at him and he was putting it so professional nine year old. Okay. And and he was sweating.

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And I looked at him and after I and I said, aren't you what's

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great. And my heart was bleeding. This is a nine year old, looked at me and he said, look at the faith. Yes, sir. Allah in the Palestinian slang. Allah will make it easy. I looked at myself I became this size now

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with the guards with soldiers having rifles pointing to exactly. I mean, if they decide they want to shoot, he's dead. And he's doing his so professionally. Amazing. second story tells you about the people. And this was also coming out from Asia. You walk through the Old City, and I wanted to buy a milk after I show you right after I show everything close. Yes, absolutely killing. It's a small shop like convenience store. A 15 year old and a 10 year old. The 10 year old was cleaning I don't know who's the owner who's what. So I opened the and I picked up the milk and I was coming to pay and I saw that young boy cleaning and I

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I looked and I picked up a chocolate. And the young boy looked at me No.

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And I said, Yeah, it's a gift. He looked at as then I know, this is his boss. And the boss was looking and I said, it's okay. Give it to him.

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He said, Okay, so this is a 15 year old, right? So I said, and you pick anything you want,

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right? He didn't answer. You know what he did? He went to the fridge, opened it picked up a bottle of water came to me and says, This is for you.

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Again, did you get it from

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a 15 year old? You don't mind me chocolate. I'm a man. I

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dress. And then I start talking, of course. And he said, This is my father's shop. I work in I say, do you study said yes. It's proof confidence. I mean, you get so much people. I said, What are you studying? That I'm finishing my high school? What are you going to be to? I'm going to be a dentist.

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Wow. You know what I'm saying? It's amazing. The young, and I, and I say this to everybody listening to us when you travel, talk to the people of the country. Talk to them back to us. So you know what the amazing, amazing. And I can tell you stories and stories about their faith, about their attachment to their land.

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Men and women, men and women and women I can tell you I mean amazing you see them in the harem, amazing. Yanni I look at them I was like your law, whatever you gave them give me give me this this

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strength. Give me this attachment. Give me this ability to live with this all injustice around. Pamela.

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May Allah make it easy May Allah and Nicola condition in the McDonald's for law, international law, if you're a lawmaker, see it, see it as long as we are alive, your biani

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I mean, just talking to her and Dr. Schaefer, therefore, I wanted to also ask you, um,

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so I wanted to ask you about keeping the love of mushy the Luxor and, you know, our brothers and sisters alive in the new gender in the next generation, because one of the things I've noticed,

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traveling in the Arab world, for example, in the Muslim world,

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some places have slipped, have started to have less attachment, because people are not aware of our history, you know, they've lost their attachment to the Islamic history, they have more attachment to national history sometimes. And this means that very important stories are very important things are just not in their conscience, you know, anymore.

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And I fear that. And over time, you know, what, the head of the Friends of Alexa here in UK, he was saying, one of the biggest types of warfare is

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epistemic aside, epistemic aside, where you destroy people's knowledge of their own history and their own, you know, identity, their own way of looking at the world and their own way of looking at knowledge, so that the next generation has less attachment, you know, less, kind of, so it's, it's a true,

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very true. So we look at what you are sharing with us in a couple of

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history. Everybody listened to me Look, this Don't forget, we always say this in a casual way history repeats itself buys meaning for anyone listening to us from Algeria. Right? How many years the French occupied Algeria.

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Right? And how much they tried to change and how much they tried to make people forget.

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After the years and using us, like there's a there's a saying says, Laos offering the highest loss at the end of the day or at the end, truth will prevail. So number one, let us not ever in everything we are seeing and what you've shared with us is true. But let us not leave. It does not lose hope.

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Nothing assumable hella. This is what they also say they are upset to the his songs don't disappear from the mercy loving Mercy of Allah pantalla in the hula, hula in an old coffee room, only the cathode, the disbeliever will disappear. That's number one. What is my duty in front of Allah and you your fault him and everyone listening to us? Number one, teach yourself if you're an

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To learn more non adult learn, you know, learn more and keep learning. Number one, number two, teach the younger generations teach your children on the dinner table, what is imaginary, you will have to give lectures. You don't have to give lecture these days things are much easier on the internet, Wikipedia, or any right chosen the pictures, tell them this difference between the Sahara Dome of the Rock where there was what he thought was ascended? And where the masjid itself is? And what is the architecture of it? And all what is the Old City? What is East Jerusalem, just to teach your mind and teach it to your children in front of Allah? And I always say this, almost pantalla will

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not take me accountable about the results. Because the results in learn my Allah will take us accountable. Did you do your work? Did you stop me. And that's what we need to do all we need to teach ourselves, we need to have this faith, we need to have this knowledge and we share it with others. Having said that your Fatima maybe in the UK is a little bit different. But last week, there was of course, you probably have been hearing about a lot of demonstrations in the United States. And I went to St. Louis, we don't have huge Arab or Palestinians. community that is a good size, not one of the biggest cities, there were more than 2000 people.

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And it was Friday afternoon. And the beautiful part and it's hard for me average age, what 20s and 30s.

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is in this country.

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I was like this is the best thing I have seen one and

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a lot of non Muslims. And few not a lot non Palestinians or none arrows. So yes, we see and I want to share this with everyone. We see a lot of negative, my brothers and sisters. But don't despair. Don't despair, Allah will never let us down. As long as we are connected to him, like say the harder once a day Brian left her in no way. And she said Allah holder do this, Allah or

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when you're young Allah, Allah never let us down. This is what we need. Yes, there is a lot of trials of changing. Yes, this people changing. It's not only about Palestine, it's about Islam. Also, you see this? Yes. Same time you also see the other one. But individually, each one of us learn to love, learn about the masjid, Oxo and Palestine love it and teach the people around you. So coworker, any opportunity maybe to talk about and this is one of the good opportunities when it comes out on all the news channels. This is the time for me to talk about. Yeah.

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You so right. Here in London we had yesterday we had nearly 200,000 Ah, demonstration. Then one week before that they said it was 100,000 SubhanAllah. You know, and like you said, you know, we sent our sons, we all people every just everyone just went you know, because it's like, Allah is gonna ask us, what was your part? What did you do? What could and that's really the emotion that we had, you know, like, what did we do? And if we could at least Speak up, you know, if we can't change it with our hands, we could at least speak could at least say something you know, for our brothers and sisters and it was noticed he was in the news, you know, it was noticed there is a verse verse in

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the Quran, and so to allow off the height, and this another principle in life, right? We'll call it Alma comin home. Limited Luna Coleman Ilaha Monica Han, Omar madaba shalida. Paul, my dear attorney, what

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what is this? A lot of talking about the disbelievers right

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and people in the town were talking says Why are you literally Why aren't you spending your energy and time talking with people who along with destroy them meaning why you're doing this nothing is gonna change. This is how sometimes comes to us. The people who are trying to change they say my view written in Arabic. So I have no excuse in front of Allah because I have tried my views and all along at home and you never know they may change. So again, never never lose hope. Work do even little bit. It's a little bit a little bit and things were changing. Isla Mila,

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you said You're so right. I mean this, this, these ayat, we usually use them in our you know about like, people say why are you bothering to do that with this person with that person, you know, and we use this but I never

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thought of it in terms of these types of situations. So it is so true was me and my friend actually, she's Palestinian and I looked at her and she said, and as I was saying within she said it, I had madiera written in Arabic, what can I change? But at least I did. Here we go, that's what I can use. I can at least use my voice use my presence.

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here and thank you, Dr. Hooper.

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Now, just to change gears a little bit, we've just had Ramadan hamdulillah and hamdulillah.

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And after on a bun, you know, sometimes people are feeling okay, how can I keep that connection with the Quran? And you Masha Allah does acula Heron you know, last time you came on, you really connected us with the haoran you made so many brothers and sisters, you know, make a new resolution that, you know, they would memorize the Quran, they would be attached to the Quran. So dear Dr. haber, please give us advice. How can we after Ramadan because you know, there is a certain amount of autumn automatic connection that takes place in Ramadan, you know, is the Torah way. So you have this beautiful recitation you have it's kind of easier to be connected to the Quran in Ramadan, how

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can we keep that spirit and connection with the Quran? Alive? Are there any practical tips you can give us? It's interesting question and interesting timing this coming Tuesday. You know we have always Tuesday night program with Jenna Institute metallicities.

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this coming Monday.

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Every Tuesday, we have our program seven to 8pm

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CST central United States timing, and it's our program we choose. Sometimes you get guests, we had you Fatima. We we have guests. Sometimes we talk about topics this. The title is

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after Ramadan. What

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are we going to get? We're going to get it first here. That's

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just because it's a beautiful question. It's very relevant. Again, remember, always always go back to the source. Once the Sahaba came to Russia, they sought to have center in Haiti meaning of when we are with you, it's actually was one Sahabi who came to Satan Abu Bakar he was telling him that when we are when the Roswell is taught to us, with different people, and then when we go to our homes, and we are with our family and children, we are different people completely changed. And we would say no, because at the same so they both went to Russia as autosurf and they said jasola when we are with you, we meaning focus on our hero we do everything you want us to do we go home and then

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we spend time with our children and wives and all this. He responded. If you have all the time you were with me

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all the time your status like you are with me, the angels will shake your hand. What I'm saying is not going to be the same as Ramadan. Yes, because it's Ramadan. The blessings of the month, right I always say an ally always says to my friend, I was like you never fast in the year and you say it's very difficult. How can you do 30 days? Natural answer it's Ramadan. So that's number one. Having said that, we don't want to be and I always ask Allah for this da I don't want to be the person who worship alone the llama May Allah forgive me. I remember him only in Ramadan. I remember his book only in Ramadan. I fast only in Ramadan. I give charity only in Ramadan. Then I am

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a part time worship.

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Yes Right. How do we so what I will say your Allah and this is how I kept asking a loss pantalla like you made it easy for me. during Ramadan he made it easy. It wasn't easier for him. It wasn't longer hours life didn't change for us in the Western world work is the same children the same children had exams May Allah give them gentlemen for those for those who Allah made it easy for them to fast and those who couldn't May Allah reward them for inshallah doing good theta and then trying at least the point

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after Ramadan in your job up to today Jambi as you made it easy for me during Ramadan made it easy for me afterwards Allah Allah Salah Isla Magilton Mashallah I keep saying this morning and evening. Nothing is easy Allah but what you make easy. That's number one. Number two,

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look, sit for a second as you search for the journal in the beginning, right. What were the distractions that you removed in Melbourne?

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Right, how much social media you had on on mobile

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And how much social media you had after. Right? We don't want to talk about this because that's Facebook,

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Whatsapp or telegram all these look at the times and say, You know what, if I I was able to live for whatever hours minus two when I was in tarawih for Allah I can continue on that. Meaning after Isha let's, let's talk practical after.

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After Ayesha, turn off your phone

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and think you are in touch. I'm not gonna say do two hours. May Allah make us do it. But at least two to two or four more extra to don't compromise. Don't compromise

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how long it takes how long it takes you the total card or four

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to three poron The more you read in sauna, the more good deeds you do, the easier the other good deed will become.

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More listening, more listening, the more you're connected with Allah, He will make other things easy for you. You had the Quran with you all the time in Ramadan, right? You had it on the phone, but in your car, get on your desk, keep the same thing. You're not going to be a llama hammarby as I said, but the hottie as you were in Ramadan, every single day, but do not accept less than 50% we all struggle for this dunya all of us who are Fatima True or false? Right. And it was not easy, but we wanted it. If I wanted to truly, if I really want to stay connected with Allah after Ramadan, I need to work for it. Three, so remove the distractions and the company. Who did you spend time with a

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normal bar? Right, the blessings of COVID less invitations or less. If Tahrir gatherings, you spend time with people who are next to you praying for two hours. Same thing after another. Same thing after Ramadan, fourth, and the most important because of the time. Don't miss the six of chawan

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Don't miss the sixth of chawan Look, look at it. It's not an opposites fasts. Right? That's six hours of show what

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the six days lasting of Shawa. Look at you that don't say this to other people. It is not an obligation. I don't have a proof to say it's an obligation, but I will tell myself, look at it as an obligation. Because you prayed you fast. It's 30 days, plus six 636 days time stamp. That's the whole year. That's the hadith of Ronnie santosa. Still using fasting, stay connected with the fasting. You know what hurts me about him? You hear people right and left around you even sometimes Muslim, they do the 16 hours fast. This is the health thing the intermittent intermittent fasting. Yeah.

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Right. And I say what is this? Of course I know. But I was like, What is it 16 hours is that you don't eat and drink anything I was like so Pamela, that's what I'm gonna

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talk to yourself. Talk to yourself. Don't compromise. Don't take the easy ways don't and a lot will make it easy because a lot knows you want to stay close to him. close to him. fourth or fifth most important, and you share the same thing your partner is knowledge stay connected with learning. Once you disengaged from knowledge, the nafs will take over, learn,

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learn and hamdulillah one of the blessings of the COVID if there is always blessings in everything is that the online learning flourished and became right we will never

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before the COVID No, no, no, no, it's the norm. So much opportunities. Take like for us gentlemen, yesterday we started our summer, summer classes who started registration yesterday. You name it we have it. Youth even five to nine year old we made the class for them. We made it. Yes for girls, younger girls and older girls like up to 13 and then 13 to 17. Woman us you want to trick you have it. You want to learn about our current we have if you want to know about other women, we have it my point you can go and check out gender institute.com our website and you will see there's a lot of opportunities to learn. Don't

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if you leave it then you will be weaker. Nothing keeps you going

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and stronger and closer to Allah than learning. I say this from experience. I say this from my daily life The day I am busy.

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would work and very tired and I don't do what I love to do I feel I am weaker, but human being Yeah.

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But I don't should not submit. I am weakened. That said Ramadan done holla No, no. And Allah will make it easier. We'll talk about it way more, inshallah Tuesday, but I just gave you an idea a little bit. And we need to Don't forget to pray to each other.

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There are a lot you made all these Muslims fast, make it easy for them to fast afterward. made it easy for them to stay away from home make it easy for them afterwards. And you never know maybe your dog will be answered the Optima and they're all good.

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If I miss you, I miss you too much.

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And I think the semi college bathroom I was like that's what it's for. I think you know, I think we mean you should have our own show together, you know, because everyone said to me, you know, you have good chemistry with Dr. Haifa, Masha Allah.

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May

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Allah give all the woman who wants to learn, wants to get too close to Allah struggling and I know the struggle firsthand, I can't tell you how much how many emails I get and woman reached out to me alone make it easy. And may Allah make it easy for the youth and made a lot easier for our brothers. Build a good Muslim these days is not easy. But it is, you know, Dr. Faith, hopefully, you know, what you said about online learning is so important. Because even just from my own experience, I wanted to force myself sometimes I feel like you have to force yourself

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to be disciplined.

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being disciplined on your own isn't enough. So what I did was when the pandemic hit, I booked an online teacher. So

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even though I can read the Corolla, study, Tajweed, blah, blah, blah. That's not the point. The point is to have a more, have a have an appointment with somebody, you know, every day, you have to turn up, you've you making a bit of a financial contribution to that as well. So

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yes, exactly. And my teacher was in Egypt. So you know, I have to I have to respect her time, I have to respect you know, the time that we've been given. And just having that forced me to spend time with the Quran, where I was finding that, you know, as a busy mom, as a busy person, you every excuse can come in the way, you know, to stop you. So I think sometimes you're right, like we have to know ourselves. What will make you commit? What will what will help you to be disciplined? That's one thing. The other thing is, when I stopped studying my anatomy studies, when I graduated, I went to university West,

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which is a general mainstream University.

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I realized that not being connected to Salama and not being connected to teachers not being connected to even fellow brothers and sisters who have the same aim

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actually ended up harming me I feel I could actually feel the harm, you know,

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from not staying connected. So to panel, I think that's another thing, isn't it? Like when you're in a class, when you're connected with a teacher, a scholar? What that does is it kind of, it's almost as if all throughout the week that dunya is calling you you know, dunia is constantly. It's so easy to start to start falling into the wrong thing, or even slipping in your standards and these types of things. And that person who reminds you have to

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reconnect with you, right? Absolutely. I still take your fault. I still take every day for three days a week, three days a week, I take a class with my teacher at this time. Absolutely. Two hours 6am in the morning, that's the time. That's the time they chose and you have no choice. And I still take my order and revision was my teacher and I was so happy because she never did it online. And it's a class and it is every Wednesday, and it's the same as I studied when I was in gender and Ramadan, we stopped because Ramadan, and I miss it. Now I'm looking I was like when she's talking again. Do yourself a favor. And I'm speaking this to everybody listening to us. You deserve it. My

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dear brothers and sisters. You deserve to learn

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A law is absolutely worthy of learning about him and his book and his and his religion. One hour a week, two hours a week is nothing we spend hours on social media these days you don't forget at the end of the week, your analysis how many hours you spend on social media. And when this comes to my screen, and and how many hours I show

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and I say how many hours I spent with you your love for you your love for you, not for me and my dunya for you, y'all know, nothing is impossible will law he fought him. I studied medicine, you know that right? and post graduate and all this. It's rewarding. I'm not gonna say it is not then I'm not grateful to Allah, but nothing rewarding. As Can you memorize this one line of the book of Allah, or you learned about one hadith of roswaal he sought to center on one meaning of a verse. And you say, yeah, Allah, what beauty is this? Everybody's learn, absolutely learn and you will get closer and closer and closer to Allah Bismillah AR o be me.

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Duct tape I just want to tell you that I love you for the sake of Allah. And I pray I pray I pray that you know we can meet again in person and

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you've really touched me you really touched me and

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been quite emotional you know about the whole situation I know that

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people are celebrating and stuff out there now but you know, sometimes you need perspective. You need to be given perspective and you've given us that

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same thing I started Alhamdulillah he allowed it to happen and to start with that time, and he capital H allows you to stop in this time. This Hi, this Tiger in it Subhan Allah I have Bucky law attorney. fee. Yeah, faulting me the one who you love me. loves you. Yeah, Toby And may Allah allow me this big huge hug. I hug

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last Friday after a year and a half this chili I can't tell you it was so hard to get let go a year and a half have not seen her at all let alone hug her and me and I kept making this do as we were hugging each other y'all love Don't take it away from us be the rubia by

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me got to be me does Akela have

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such a basic blessing isn't it that we that we had to live without

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does that allow him a lot he would you always put Baraka name feed amazing podcast amazing influence on people and so diverse and cover everything Yanni Chapelle, la la, Wolfie, a lot put the acceptance in it. And that was a Kiko one I said this before. That was Akiko en la but there is something the person who's I don't know the whole detail for the person who started it. What did it be ignore for the sake of Allah and on luck with the award, no luck with the acceptance. And may Allah give it more and more your be me. I mean, I'm just here and up to here. But there's something amazing about you know, sometimes we think giving a talk is the only way to convey knowledge. I

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think human beings love listening to other human beings have a conversation, you know, you can sometimes learn more from that back and forth conversation than from just a lecture, you know, so

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there's beauty in every part, you know, I say, Yeah, like flowers, ways to learn different ways and and some people have more connection to this flower and people have more yeses, but it's all flowers.

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So, so inshallah, with that, I'm gonna say Salaam to you Dr. Eva and I'm going to

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round off for our brothers and sisters. Desire Kamala Harris brothers and sisters for listening and viewing this podcast episode I hope like me, you've been inspired and touched by all the advice and the insights that the legendary Dr. Haifa has shared with us Masha, Allah, Tamara cola and please share this episode with others.

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I'm sure there's somebody who needs to listen to this right that you know, so please make sure you share it with them subscribe to the podcast leave a comment does acapella Herron And with that, I will bid you farewell subhanak Allah homo be handig ash had to Allah ilaha illa Anta a selfie Raka what to be like what? Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh