Why Muslims Support Erdogan

Haitham al-Haddad

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Shaikh Dr Haitham al-Haddad talks about the Islamic legitimacy of the leadership of Turkey’s President Erdogan, the problem with military coups, a brief recent history of Turkey, and why he believes that Erdogan is a mujaddid (Islamic reviver) of today.

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Alhamdulillah

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Allah,

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Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah

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rasuluh battle La la la la la, la, la la la la la la la la la la de Masaki, woman tibia. We'll be assigning him again I'm about the respected brothers and sisters a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And we'll come back to our deaths. Although I really apologize that I could not confirm that the dots will be taking place, except maybe it was a very short notice for all of you. That's why maybe we see that not many people are coming, but anyway, inshallah,

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we will resume the ducks in Java. And so panela

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when I was coming to the Delta, I was not planning to speak about what happened in Turkey.

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Yeah, today is the 14th of the month of chawan 1437. And as you know, it is 19th of July 2016.

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I was not planning to speak about what happened in Turkey. But just before I came here, I thought about it, I said, Oh, I have to say something. And then when I came here, Mashallah brothers, one after another is telling me that, are you going to speak about Turkey?

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Which is a very good sign, which is a very good sign. First of all, it is a good sign that it means that we are concerned about what is happening to our Muslim ummah. Yeah, this is one thing. And the other thing

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to speak about Turkey, in particular, why we need to be concerned about what is happening in Turkey, apart from just being that Turkey is part of our oma, because I think that Turkey now is setting one of the best examples for a change in a secular society.

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I think to be honest with you, it is the best example for making a change in a non Islamic or sorry, not non Islamic, but a secular society, it is the best example. There is no example that has been proven successful, as the example of Turkey of Turkey. And as a result of this, I believe that all of us should be proud of what is happening in Turkey. All of us should be proud of what is happening, or what is taking place by the Turkish Government, by the AK party. And by President of the gun May Almighty Allah Allah protect him, all of us should be

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really proud of this. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Muslim or Muslim

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women were a little while.

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While a Muslim is the brother of the Muslim does not oppress him does not let him down, does not forsake Him, does not forsaken. So it is an obligation for us to help all of our brothers and sisters wherever they are, and in particular, to help them in Muslim countries. And to help them in Turkey. I was really surprised that some people are many people who speak about the atrocities of the of our oma, what is happening to our brothers and sisters in Syria, what is happening to our brothers and sisters in Burma, in Central Africa, in southern Republic, Africa, in Burma and other places. And they are not much much concerned about what was happening to our brothers and sisters in

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C in Turkey. Is it because it is so called political issue. And we only cry when we see blood in the streets. By if the coup was successful in Turkey, then we will see blood in the street. No, our vision My dear brothers and sisters should be wider than that should be bigger than that. We should be concerned for the political issues that is happening to our to in Muslim countries, more than shedding the blood shedding the blood is just an emotional reaction. But the tg three action. The strategic reaction is what is happening politically in Muslim countries in particular, and everywhere in the world. My dear brothers and sisters, first of all, I really hate this notion that

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which many Muslim speakers and 200 scholars are proud of, which is well, I don't know anything about

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Politics I don't speak about politics. I'm not involved in politics. I don't like politics. Yeah. But asked me about bahara, Salah financial transactions, etc. I will give you a fatwa. I know about it but politics No, no keep me away from politics to Hannah law and people are proud of it. Yeah, Annie they are or in another world. They are proud of secularism of being secular. Yes. I don't want to be concerned about the ruling system. Yes, but I am concerned about the personality Bader

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which is another which is of which is secularism because secularism says yes, worship Allah is between you and your Lord. But if you want to talk about sovereignity it is not. It doesn't belong to Allah. It is not divine Dharma Nephi Salah Pfizer Dharma de la de la live what is for Caesar for him and leave what is for God for him, which is complete separation between the governing system and the bad I know, very bad is everything Paulina selecciona suki oma Haryana Mati lillahi, Rabbil alameen, la sharika, Cola, cola Abu Hassan la Houdini, very general, very comprehensive, any kind of anything that

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any activity in this life should be governed by the law of Allah gelada which means that it is a bad however, as we always say, there is a listed ADA, and there is the non listed listed, as you may be you call it the person Alibaba, but then listed a Baba or an analyst at a bar that includes all of our activities. Includes includes how we go to bed, how we do business with each other, how to celebrate our events, how we work, how we run our systems, it includes politics, and in Surah telma. Ada, the surah that talks a lot about telco. Yes. And Hiroko. Allah Jalla Allah says Mama mia

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Mama Mia.

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Mama mia evangelho ecohome will fetch upon those who rule by any other law other than the law of Allah Allah Allah they are the calf Iran they are who they are.

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Yes, and hit a different area. Then Allah Allah Allah says Juan de la funkita masa de Panama, baignade a human and kita de one Mohammed and Allah He combined Amina Anza, Rama, we can code so many if they talk about what the hell how to rule, it talks about sovereignity sovereignty belongs to a law gender, there is no separation between both. So from this perspective and from the perspective of the Hadith that is reported then of avani whether it is authentic or not the one who does not concern for Muslims, he is not one of them. We need to be concerned about what happens politically. Yes, everywhere in the world, and in particular in Muslim countries, and in particular

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in key Muslim categories, such as Turkey, such as Turkey, so we should be really be awarded one of the most stressful nights that I lived, okay, apart from the night when they unset it mercy president once it May Almighty Allah Allah free him And may Allah Allah Allah help him is the night of 16th of July.

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Last last last Friday, when the incident happened Friday night, which is Saturday morning.

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Saturday was 16 or 15.

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Yeah, Saturday was 16th. Friday was the 15th. So it is Jani. They say night what it is actually in the Islamic notion. It is the the the night of Saturday. Okay.

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And Taiwan in the hijiri calendar, it was

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it was 11th of chawan. Yeah, so it was one of the most stressful nights and I was so emotional at that time. And maybe you have seen my message of you have heard of my message that we need to make sure that Allah Jalla Allah helps the legitimate government in Turkey. First of all my dear brothers and sisters apart from this

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this is

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introduction, let us understand something that is really very important. And, and that thing related to democracy because some, some brothers criticized us by using the word legitimate government or legitimate elected government. And they say well, this means that the democratic government is illegitimate government, I said yes. Yes. Okay. Let us not get into the discussion about that about democracy, yes, let us discuss democracy. But when there is a government when there is a country, I can tell you means, as they say in law, people and the state, yes, and governments, people, sorry people and land space, and system or government, this is a state this is the definition of state in

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the law. But even a part of that, when there are a group of people here, we in this place, all of us are getting paid. Yes. For example, so here is our leader.

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Yeah, how do we agree all of us, we said brothers, as I always say,

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imagine that all of us came to an island that is not inhabited by people. And we are that inhabitants of that island. The first thing we need to do is what the first thing is, we need to have a leadership for ourselves in order to see what we want to do. Otherwise people will do this for other people will do that. Maybe a monster will

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attack us, we don't know what to do. So we need to have a leadership. Yeah. And this is the importance of leadership promises. lm said if there are three people traveling and they do not have a leader then they shapen will be with them. Yeah. The prophesied seldom said, Man, I mean, so the prophet SAW Selim was talking about the principle of a mere ship leadership. Yeah. So in that island, let us say, yeah, we are the inhabitants of that island. We agreed that Sohail will be our leader. This agreement is legitimate Java EE contract.

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Yeah, it is a contract between the people and the dock person, they appointed him to act on their behalf.

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Yeah. So this, if you want to call it democratic process was the democratic process or you don't want to call it a democratic process, whatever you want to call it, it is what it is a legitimate agreement, a contract a binding Islamic contract between their people and whoever whoever they selected as what as their leader. Yes, please do understand this. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that, you know, natural

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Muslims are bound by the conditions they took upon themselves.

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Yeah, so the condition is Mr. Sohail, you are our leader. So you are our representative, you act on our behalf. And what from our side, Mr. cell, we will listen to you, we will obey you.

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Okay. And also Mr. Sohail you will act on our behalf for our own interests, not for your own interest. So, the shadow a classification for the democratically elected leader is this.

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Yeah, let me say that again, please. Yeah, the shadow a classification for a democratically elected leader is this there are a group of people appointed someone to act on their behalf. This is a legitimate charter a contract. And in fact, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the form of hokum in Islam of a ruler in Islam. And this is how the pro that how Ababa Casa de was elected, yes, that's why the scholars differ with him. He was appointed by the prophet sallallahu sallam, or he was appointed by the believers, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself said the Allahu wa rasuluh one more minion in LA vaca Allah wants Abu Bakar the prophet SAW sent a monster water and what their

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believers want Abubakar which means that they're believers appointed Abubakar Omar was appointed like this man was appointed like this, and he was appointed like this. That's why I call it alpha Rashida means the people elected what elected leader of the hand, Roger pipe was elected like this. So he is a shovel. He

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leader for the people of Turkey.

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Okay.

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Yes. So the contract between Russia

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and the Turkish people is binding upon the Turkish people. He did not take powered by a military coup or force himself or inherited the position? No, no, it was they we use the word democratically elected, but he was a chosen in a shadowy way the people were given their life to select him on they selected him. In fact, he is the first leader. I don't know that in the Muslim world in the Arab world don't and the world that he was selected directly by the people, as you know, that his party won, and then the presidency position.

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He stood by himself, okay. And he was selected by the people. Anyone would ever throw the party or throw himself he is a legitimate leader for the key. Yeah. Okay. Now, brothers, we have to understand something. Once we say that he is a legitimate leader, or a valid legitimate leader for Turkey. He has to work according to the contract between him and them.

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What does that mean? I hope that people understand this point. And I hope that this video is clarify certain things. He was elected,

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okay, appointed by them to rule them not by Islam.

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In fact, if who you rule them by Islam, maybe yes, and I know some people will misconstrue my word. misunderstand Miss Miss represent my word. Maybe he will break the agreement between him and them?

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Yes, because they told him, Mr. Raja are the one this is the Constitution. Are you willing to lead us according to this constitution or not? And he said, Yes. They said Go ahead. If he said, I will change that. And I am going to rule you according to what, to what I believe. Yes. He believes in Islam, obviously. Then he did what? He broke the contract between him and them. So no one when they say that he did not implement Sharia. Come on. This is crazy. Why it is crazy, because the agreement between him and the people is not to rule by Sharia. It is to rule according to what to the Constitution. Yeah. If the constitution allows him, yeah. in a particular way to change to Sharia,

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yes. But all of a sudden, to say no, I want to rule you according to the Sharia, they will tell him that Listen, this is not our agreement, he will break the agreement.

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Yeah, it is like a let us not get into that otherwise, yeah, we have a limited time. But I hope that this point is is understood, because some people have some superficial understanding or a simplistic understanding rather, and they say no, he must rule by Sharia, he did not say that we will stop banking system, we will stop alcohol, we will stop this and that and this and that. He can't not he can't hear me physically, he can't because the agreement between him and them is what is to roll according to a certain way. Like for example, if we are in a company and we appointed someone to run that company, according to what to their company system. And if that person, he says no, I want to

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run you to run the system to run you according to Jerry, I will say No, okay, that is not what we agreed on or they will say no, that is not what we are getting along. I hope that this point is clear, is very, very important. So

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he, as I said, He is the legitimate leader for Turkey, because he was selected by them to rule them democratically selected whatever, but he was selected to rule them. Hence, what does that means? It means a lot. It means that apart from listening to him, obeying Him, etc, etc. Making the item that Allah Allah, Allah helps him etc, by especially by the people of Turkey. The key thing is any attempt to from anyone that does not represent the entire Turkish population, to

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revolt against him or to remove him

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is what? This is what is known as God as Hollywood.

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Yes. Why it is Hollywood? Why it is Hollywood? What does food mean? Sometimes we sell food food food, we do not understand it. Okay. Imagine we are in this place or in this island. You agree? Let us make it simple. You agreed all of you to appoint me as a leader. Yeah. If three four people here among all of you, they want to remove me.

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What does that mean? It means that they are making against you before me. Did you understand? Why is this? Because they say forget about all of you. And we want to impose our what viewpoint?

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Yeah, so there are

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what's the word horrid in English repelling or

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revolting, defaulting? Yes, revolting. They are revolting, again, not against me.

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But again, it's Who?

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Again, it's who, again, it's the people because the people had, there is a contract between the people and that person who was appointed as a leader. So if a few of the people said, No, no, no, we are. We want to remove that leader, but the people

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what will happen to the people, the people are those who appointed me. So you are making what? heroes again, it's the people. That's why Sherry, I said that this is an illegitimate thing. And self said this route is something that is prohibited. Yeah, I don't want to use the Hadith. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Man attack Kumamoto, condemning an Algerian Father bonanova who can in America, if a person comes Yes, why do you are united under the leadership of one person then? Yes, strike his neck. Yeah, whatever, whoever he is, this Hadith, whether it is applied when the entire Muslim Ummah is under one person, or a certain people willingly, yes, again, willingly agreed

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upon appoint one person as their leader. Yeah, whatever the Hadith is applied or not, let us not get into that. But the key thing is not these few people who want to break the agreement they are making sure, I mean, by definition shadow heroes or revolting against what, again, it's the people themselves. Again, it's the agreements between the people aren't what that individual, the leader they appointed. That's why the coup or the attempted coup in Turkey was a horrid yes agonist, a legitimate leader, and that's why it was obligatory upon Muslims in Turkey to

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to stop that, yes, to stop that and to re re establish their legitimate leader which is Roger, are you are you on and it was hard on for any of them to support those people who started this this attempted to Yeah, and not only that, every single Muslim should not interrogate I mean, yeah, they should not sit as neutral at that time No, because he sees that there are people can be called Okay, let me let me avoid that label, okay, but these people are making hollow gigantic dead legitimate leader and they should be stopped, they should be fought against Yeah, later on, that we know from the past that the

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militant groups

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cause a lot of bloodshed and killing and chaos in the UK, in any any country. And they also cause that country to go into a tunnel Yes, of dictatorship. And, and anyway, apart from dictatorship, these these militant

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people who govern these countries, they are leading them by militant code in any mindset, and they are not leading them to development and from all prospective with their social, economic and and so on. Yeah. So apart from this Muslim

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in Turkish should have as they did March or whatever the color the fought against those who attempted that coup. Yeah. And which they have done by so this is the shadow a classification of the presidency of Roger pipe of the one It shouldn't be understood. I explained it because unfortunately not many people understand it like this. But the other point is

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Roger type one. I believe that to be honest with you. And it is the first time I declared it maybe Chicago Isa mentioned it a few days ago because he put it in his Facebook book. Okay. his Facebook page, I will mention it. I believe that Roger, may Allah preserve him is one of them. We just didn't have this online. Yeah. The Prophet salallahu alaihe salam says that Allah Allah sends every single 100 year old single, if every century, a person or the Hadith can be understood as well menu gente de la Ahmadinejad, a group of people who will revive the situation of the oma.

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Now, if we see that the first mujaddid of this oma that agreed upon, was who?

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American Abdel Aziz Ahmad Abdul Aziz died 101 Hijri. The tragedy the cameraman Abdel Aziz Rahim, Allah the revival of a Moroccan Aziz was about what

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political slash Yes, you can say justice, or fairness or Judy cannot judical, judicial justice from a justice perspective, political slash justice. Why? Because at that time, the Mayan Empire or the Umayyad Caliphate expanded, so it became so huge. It is it according to some historians, it is the biggest known state in the history. The biggest known state in the history. Yeah. Because the Umayyad caliphs, they were so eager to expand.

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There was a level of injustice taking place. Yeah. Omar, Abdullah Aziz, when he came because he was so intelligent, to handle a gun, Jani Allah, Allah, Allah guided him and helped him, he stopped the expansion of the Islamic State and what did he do?

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What did he do? He started to fix the affairs of the oma and in particular, corruption and justice. So that was his just his deep the moment that time doesn t need the revival in L because Elmo was there. There were many times in and discolors, etc. But they need what political justice or political reform, political slash social justice reform, you can name it. Yeah, but it is not about Matalan reviving the sooner and the beta. Yeah. reviving the sooner again, it's the bigger I mean, also by so this is our own Abdelaziz. Then in the second hedgerow century, or the second agreed upon mujaddid was who was a mom Shafi die 204. Yeah. What was that HDTV? Mama Shafi It was not a

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political tasty, because at that time, it was the middle of the embassy caliphate. The Umayyad Caliphate ended 132 as you know, then there but the caliphate came, and the week after the monsoon,

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whenever she saw there was a level of justice and during the charter, the Imam Shafi a period, the shaft a man shaft he did was what

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was

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it? Okay, lm based HD, why? Because at that time there was crystallizing. So there were a school of thought that belongs to them or had defeated the people of Hadith. And there was another school of thought that is being crystallized which is what that okay led by Imam Abu hanifa, and his his students in Miami Shafi as a hobby and other said he came and he combined between both, and he came with a new theory, that Hadith and they all work hand in hand and and he crystallized or he wrote, The first well known book in turn

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Which is what a reseller or reseller is for so that means what? How to Understand howdy to what? Okay to produce,

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how to understand Hadith to produce, the oma was expanding many people were coming to Islam, the owner was in need of a soldier at that time. And that although the Sahaba that are the inward practicing Buddhists, but they were not aware of it as a Christian allies. Yeah. And he documented in discipline. So in chef a did that and he was what Miuccia did. Okay, the other magenta Dean after that some scholars say no, this magenta, Allah

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etc, etc.

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They didn't let us not get into that.

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Now, what is happening to our Ummah, our oma for, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, or the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924.

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They have not seen a strong Muslim leader who can make a real a change in the society or who can

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present a model of political slash social slash Islamic, a change in this world that is becoming very, very secular.

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Yeah, the Ummah have not seen a person like this. Yeah. And

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to the level that to the level that many Muslims have lost hope that there can be a Muslim leader

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who can manage to fix a number of things. Yeah. Social devastation, political devastation, and as well, secular in a secular society. Yeah. They haven't seen a Muslim leader who can come may come from a country. That is

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that is first of all economy, Kenny down, completely destroyed. And then he revives their economical situation. Yeah. And he brings the stability to a certain level to the country. And not only that, they can change their society from being anti Islamic to become an Islamic Society. All attempts failed. Yeah, all attempts. failed. Okay. On the last attempt to us the attempt of mercy, yeah, and it failed. Even before out of the gun. There, his spiritual leader, Nigel de Nova can May Allah Allah Allah have run on him? He was he also failed. Yeah. And he was

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thrown by, by by by another military coup. Yes. So to the level that we lost hope as Muslims, we lost hope. Yeah. And when Raja Erdogan came, he presented a model and that model can be followed now by many Muslim leaders. So that's why he is reviving something that is completely unique. Yeah. And that something is not something is more that thing is what is needed now for the oma the oma now, yes, needs a political leader who can present a model where he can rule a country, develop a country bring a positive social economical change to that country. We haven't seen that except through this leader. May Allah Allah Allah preserve him Raja by alcohol, we haven't seen that. And now he's

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setting a model and I think insha Allah, many countries will follow that model. Okay.

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As you know, as you know, the Turkish and economical system before the AKP party, and before all the one

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was so devastated, I was so devastated. And I remember that they used to make jokes that if you want in this was in 19, in 19, in the 1980s, all the way until

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19, I think when they change

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just just before the 1990s

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What if you want to buy

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bread or your loaf of bread? You have to fill your pocket with money, and maybe the weight of the paper money that you need to buy what? A piece of bread or maybe a sandwich or a loaf of bread is heavier than the bread itself. Because the Turkish Lira lost its price. Yeah. And not only that, if the maybe you are young here, but the people who are old visited Turkey before that, they would have seen that the country the corruption is there. Yeah. All types of problems were there. And I saw I visited Turkey a few months ago. And I saw, I saw the brother who visited Turkey 20 years ago, and he said, I've been coming to this country for a long time ago. He said in 19, I think I forget

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exactly when he came to Istanbul. Yeah. Before Erdogan became the mayor of Istanbul.

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And he said well, I in many areas, you cannot live there because of what because of the smell of the sewage system in Istanbul, and that was no yeah, then or the one came he was appointed as and by the way, the the prostitutes

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were walking in the streets in Istanbul. And this is well known. And not only that, as you know, hijab was banned, hijab was banned. Not only that he was banned. If they see a lady with a job, they think that she is just an old lady from the backward people. That was the situation. And yes, I remember. I remember that in 1995. I was working for a company, a colleague of mine, his name was anyway, no need to mention his name. He was a Turkish person, Turkish person. I said to him one time. I don't want to mention his name. I said yeah, so on. So why don't you pray? Yeah. It was known for us who are living in Saudi Arabia, the Turkish community that they were so so secular. So

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secular. So I said to him, yeah, so on. So why don't you pray? He said diamo Muslim is a Muslim should pray. You said, Yes. inshallah. inshallah. And he was young making. He said, I know the Kalam I said, which Karima? He said,

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I said, Ah, ha, ha, ha, I didn't realize that he didn't know the kalama. Yeah, I said, So what was the kalama? What was the Karima? he said.

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And then he managed to say Lyla, hello. And then I said, Uh huh. And what's the other part? He didn't know the other part?

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Yeah.

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And yes, I remember also, just remember now that one of my teachers in k VQ m. K, if you pm

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he was a Turkish person. And that Turkish person, I saw him once. Drinking with that with the left hand. Yes. And you know, young people that are always eager to implement this and know what should be. And by the way, I see many brothers drinking with their left hand, it annoys me. I don't know why this habit has not been any. Okay. Clarify to people. Recently, I attended an Islamic conference, Islamic conference will lie. I saw three from the

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in the conference on the table. Yes. First of all, I saw the first one we didn't came with the left hand. I said maybe he forgot or something. Then the second one, and then the third one by the left hand. Anyway, by So I said to my teacher who was drinking with the left tap. I said to him.

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Yeah, he was teaching me a bit close to me. I said to him,

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we should drink with the right hand. Yeah, not. He said, Oh, why?

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God created this hand for me. God create this hand for me. Both are created for me. So I shouldn't use any of them. I said, Yeah, but God is the one who said didn't get the right ad. He said not.

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Okay. Yeah, we know. Okay, maybe you have seen them. They were very, very secular. Yeah.

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That and and some brothers visited Turkey. And they said they were walking with their wives with a job, etc. In some cities. Yeah, that was maybe 10 years ago. And people were looking at them as they if they were coming from what a different journey, planet, a different planet and the people. Those who I visited Turkey the first time in

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in 2000

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I forgot now, but in in many masajid Yeah, you go to the masajid, who is praying that the old people on the Yeah, the old people on the

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Yes. One of the funniest stories that happened with me. Okay, when I visited Turkey in 2001 of the times 2000

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maybe seven, eight? Yeah, with the family. I was going to show the Arabia's tucked in Turkey for a few days. So I took the family for the tour. And we went to ayasofya.

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Yeah, ayasofya we don't want to get into the history of ayasofya was msgid some people they claimed that it was not a mosque, and then it was taking by by the Christians and made in anyway, it ended up as a museum. Yeah, you can go there and you see some Islamic signs. And you see as well Christian signs. You enter there, you have to buy a ticket, etc. to go out, and then to go out and then to come back again. It takes time. So the assets Allah, time came. So myself and my children wanted to pray after we started to pray. Then immediately the policeman came, and they stopped us. So I said to them, no, no, I want to pray. They said no. broken English. Yes. Now that some people came, some

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young people came to translate. They said, No, by law, it is you can't play I said in London, which is an authoritarian country. I pray whenever I want, here, the Muslim candidate and icon to pray. Now I want to pray. Yeah, they said, No, not here. Pray elsewhere. This is the law. I said, Well, well show it to me that now they said no religion here. No religion. I said the religion is belongs to Allah, it is everywhere. It is the land of Allah. I want to pray I'm not causing any harm for anyone. Anyway, we had an argument, the police came and many police came and the commander came and he said, No, you can't pray here. But so I had to leave. So anyway, all of us know that there were

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many of them, in order to be honest, were what anti Islamic or anti Islamic, let alone on a political level. They were among the first people to have links with what with the Israeli government despite what was happening to to Muslims in Palestine.

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So now, Oregon came first and he became the

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mayor of Istanbul. He claimed it, okay, physically clean, did he fix the sewage system, he improved the situation that he also in order to find the solution for the prostitutions he found jobs for ladies. And he said that those people if we give them alternative, then they will stop prostitution, prostitution, diminished. Yeah, in Istanbul, which is something very, very good. Then he became the Prime Minister, as you know, and economical situation, boom.

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Yeah, improved. Yes, exponentially. And to deliver that, as you know, it became one of the biggest a 20 economix economies in the world. It is one of the G 20. As you know,

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Turkey. Okay, so he developed the people from an economic and economical perspective, from an Islamic perspective. Yes, no one except a blind person or here, or a person who hates Islam and Islam and Muslims. Who can? Yes, reject the fact that he improved that his Islam, in Turkey in Turkey,

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almost grammatically, or almost dramatically, as the economy was expanding as well. Yeah. from people who do not want to work a job to people, if you go there, you will see many people wearing hijab, he has to send his daughter to America to study because she could not wear a headscarf in what? in Turkish universities and now if you go to Turkey, you see a job worn by young people everywhere, everywhere, by the grace of Allah, Allah Allah. Not only that, he opened the schools. Yeah. called the I forgot the Turkish name but for young enums they learn for an yes and they learn Islamic Studies. Yeah, he built so many massages

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The people themselves started to be open minded before they were very, very close minded, they have certain practices from tasawwuf and from they follow the Hanafi madhhab they take it as a cultural thing. And now people will start to understand that it is a religious issue, and they started it is from the religion sorry, they started to understand that there is another

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other school of thought of thought Shafi school of thought Hamblen school of thought, etc, people started to be open before they were sure it will be those who hate Arabs. And now they have an open little bit. So the time is short, we cannot continue explaining what what what, what he has done. He has a change that can turn it upside down for you fullest. And no one can deny that fact. Yeah, he has changed the country upside down. economical perspective, and most importantly, religious perspective, then, okay.

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The Syrian crisis started to happen in 2012. And the Syrian refugees who started to leave to Turkey, yes.

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So behind Allah, what did he do? He held to them. No country has ever helped refugees in the world, as 30 has helped the Syrian refugees fillister Yeah. And that's why And not only that, not they are not helping them. I was there in two to three months ago. And I visited Turkey also before I have some Syrian friends who live there. They don't feel that they are discriminated against, although some people still, you know, because they are foreigners. The Syrians are foreigners, they still maybe behave a little bit badly with them. But the overwhelming majority, they are welcoming them. They are opening their their houses for them. They are giving them discounts. They are giving them

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Yani

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so many facilities, and they are respected the most important thing that they are respected. In Turkey, they say between the there are between three to 5 million Syrians living there. And so Pamela, what did Roger pi, the one may Allah preserve him said, he said home? Al muhajir? Oh,

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yeah. He never said all the Syrian people are coming to us. And he was boasting over what they have done. They said, We spent $4 million. I think he said $4 billion.

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A lie gave us $14 billion dollars. As editor. Yeah, the economy improved. Okay.

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As I said, we have a limited time he did a lot. May Allah, Allah, Allah preserve him. And let alone Let alone My dear brothers and sisters that he was the first leader to visit Somalia. Muslim leader. He was the first not him. Sorry, his his

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the the Turkish consulate in Sudan. Yeah, was the first Muslim counselor or in ambassador to visit Muslims in Central Africa Republic. And I think that would overflow when he was the Prime Minister. He visited them as well. No Muslim authority of that.

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position has visited them. He sent His delegates to visit Burma and I think his wife, I think, yeah, I don't remember exactly. Visited Burma.

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In Turkey. If you go brothers, you will see organizations that support Muslims everywhere. We know that the organizations that support Syria, but there are organizations that support Burma. I met some of them that they are supporting Burma later on the organizations that support the Muslims in eastern in Eastern Europe. Yeah. Let alone the organizations and how they open their doors for Muslims from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and these countries, the extraction countries. Yes, they are doing a lot for the Muslim ummah. I don't know that there is a country, Muslim country I have to be precise. Okay, but I I don't know of any Muslim candidate that opened

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It's those four Muslims all over the world to support them. Yeah. This is because of the tofield of Allah, Allah Allah And secondly, because of the support of the AKP party, the other party and because of him as a leader, after all of this, you don't want us to support him to make up for him. No. Well, I after all of this is starting from the fact that he is the legitimate leader for them. Okay. Plus, he has done for his people, what no other leader has done for the people he has done for the Muslim Ummah, what no one has ever done for the Muslim Ummah, in the end after of the after the fall of the Islamic empire, or the Islamic philosopher. Yeah, has ever done. Yes. So after all of

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this, you don't want us to support him. And he is on the top of that, or one of the strongest, or maybe the strongest Sunni country in the world. And that's why, unfortunately, many Western governments with us put it like this many Western governments, they really hate him. And they are looking for the day to destroy him to destroy Turkey, because they see that he is what reviving Islam in Turkey, reviving the Ottoman Empire that has one time that has one time rule do most of Europe, as you know, yeah. He and he is part of Europe as well. And they have seen that the economy is booming. Islam is booming. And this man he was at he has done an album. I don't know how you

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translate it. Okay. He is fond of being a Sultan. Yes. Yeah. In the independent and in The Guardian. They called him the Ottoman Sultan came back again. Yeah.

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Power What?

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power hungry? No, no, no, he's Yani. He wants to be not just power hungry, Yanni so far. Yeah. So far, like the Ottoman Sultans. Yeah, they really hate him. And if you read the newspapers now, by the bloody the the the German brothers told us

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the idea in our newspapers here in England. Now see the hypocrisy, because he said that if the parliament if the parliament approved the capital punishment for treason? Yeah. For the attempted coup, people. Yeah. He said, I will just listen to that. Yeah. Because the Parliament and the people. Okay. Approved.

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Everywhere, everyone, immediately.

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Angela Merkel said, if he approved it, he is out of the EU. Yeah. But in the meantime, our Prime Minister

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Theresa May, when she was asked about nuclear weapons. You have seen that? They told her. Yeah. One of the MPs told her so you don't mind in killing 1000s of people? I think he mentioned men, women children. Yes. You don't mind using nuclear weapons to kill 1000s of people. Immediately. She said, What? Yes. If that is going to what deterred them from unprotect, the National Security something like this. No one commented that. Yes, you need to be out. Yeah, this is what killing people by nuclear weapons. Yeah.

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Is it this is worse than what this is what was done

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killing people after a rule of law.

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Yes, that is killing 1000s of them or hundreds of them. And she proudly said is I don't mind doing that. If that is going to protect my second my national security. And no one has a problem with that. No one has a problem at all. Yeah, but when a Muslim leader says Well, if the people again, this is hypocrisy, even according to the democratic standards, yeah. If this is what the people want.

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You will go for it. Yeah. Which is if democracy is the outcome of democracy is this Yeah, then I will go for it. So, what do you want you want to be a dictator according to their definitions and say people wanted this and you will not do it. Yeah. Which means that democracy, yes, the Western and non Islamic democracy works if it is in favor of the elite and the establishment in Western governments, but if it is in favor of Muslim leaders, all Muslims in general, then democracy is an evil thing. We don't want it this is let alone the and yeah, it is clear double standards hypocrisy, okay. Taking place and the media, if you read the media, now, they are what attacking him heavily.

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Why? Because he said, Yeah, just they are using this statement, that the coup,

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the attempted coup, if if the parliament agreed the capital punishment, then we have to go for it. They are using this and many other things in order to work in order to attack him heavily. After all of this, my dear brothers and sisters, you don't want us to make the out for him? Yeah. No, well, ah, he it is, as I said, it is an obligation upon all of us to make dua for him, to support him. Yes. And that Allah, Allah, Allah supports him, that Allah Allah, Allah helps him, Allah, Allah, Allah health,

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the party, aka party, and de la jolla helps the Turkish people to, to continue in this journey, and we have to be really proud of them, because they have shown that they have they are,

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they are intelligent people aware, they did not collect what they have gained through these 12 years or these number of years,

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in which he was the, the in charge of the country to be wasted, just because of because of

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people who have maybe different agendas or

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extended agendas. We have to be grateful

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for for what they have done. And we have to appreciate or we have to appraise what they have done. And we have to make sure that allegedly Allah also helps them like Allah, Allah unites their hearts and our jalala bring them back to the religion more and more and Subhan Allah, maybe all of you have seen the clips that were shared at that time.

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What was their national anthem?

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Yeah.

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During the attempted coup.

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What was the national anthem?

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No, no, they have your own law. Bismillah Allahu Akbar. Yes. Your Allah Bismillah Allahu Akbar. If you have seen that, yeah. Yeah, Allah in their Turkish. Allah Bismillah Allahu Akbar, that was their national anthem. And many people have said that after the failure of that the the failure of Saturday, you will see so many people praying. Yeah. By not just dancing by being happy that they're there.

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Their government has been established to show that they are in reality they are.

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Whether whether they were outwardly practicing the deen or not. They love the deen and it shows also my dear brothers and sisters, that at the end, Muslims are Muslims. They love the deen they are willing to sacrifice their Deen and they will go back to their Deen easily. And it also shows that if there is a leader whom people yes see that he is an honest, genuine person. They will support him they don't mind sacrificing their life for him. And this what happened in Turkey? What is the future? I think the future is bright, very bright. And may Allah Allah Allah as we said, Danny give them more and more.

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And I mentioned it that's why I did not mention

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I like the statement of shefali although that is statement to be honest with you. I have said it before but I did not read it I attributed to Chef toralei because if I say that after him saying him he is a great scholar. People will say

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That you have just copied that from him. But previously when I saw some Syrian people in, in Turkey, and they were talking about the idea that some people are trying to destroy him, I said, I don't think so that he will be destroyed by those people. Because a lot is just

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Allah says Allah Hafiz. The prophet SAW Selim says La Jolla only Madame Abdu. Fie. Allah is in help and support of the slave as far as what the slave is in help and support for what for his brothers and sisters. Yeah. And what chef probably said that will La La Liga la whoever then you know the one in Nicoletta, Cebu, Rahim Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah,

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Allah to Allah, Noah Abraham, this is the statement, that Hadith of the law, said to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and it is a law. It is a divine law, a law will never disgrace you, because you help the poor people, you help the weak people you give the poor people, you honor their guest. And you, you you you build the ties of kinship, and Audubon, what he did to the Syrians? Yes, Allah is seeing it. Allow not let him down. Allow not let him down. Because he did not let the slaves of Allah Allah Allah down. We ask Allah Allah, Allah to give him victory against his enemies, you Allah Jalla Allah to make him a model for many other Muslim leaders, we ask Allah, Allah, Allah to give

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the Turkish people more and more of his trophies, we ask Allah, Allah, Allah to forgive us for our shortcomings that we would not help them and support them as much as we can. And we ask the western, anti any Muslim people to be just to be just when dealing with adhaan when dealing with any other Islamic figure to be just because justice, Justice maintains their presence. Justice maintains their presence. If there is no justice, then their presence will eventually vanish.

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Sara Monica my

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question. So

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yes, question.

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Yeah, well, I think it's finished now, to be honest with you here. But it doesn't mean that if those people finished, that there will be no other people who will try to

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do something in Turkey.

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To be honest with you, another coup might not happen, unlikely to happen, but now, now, they will try to kill.

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This is their will this will be the last may be resolved to kill him personally.

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And to be honest with you at this moment, they have established their party and many leaders in their party, even if he was killed,

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that the party will continue and Turkey will continue especially after this attempt. People have shown that they are mature enough to deal with these situations. So even if he dies in Allah Subhana Allah if he dies before the coup, that this attempted coup, maybe we can be doubtful but if he dies, now after the this attempted coup, he will die if he was killed, he will die as a Shaheed so he will win the dunya

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Yeah, and I think Turkey will continue in sha Allah as it is.

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barakallahu de colo