Hamza Tzortzis – How to Give Dawah #4 Shaytan Teaches Us How NOT To Be!

Hamza Tzortzis
AI: Summary © The importance of authenticacy in promoting culture is highlighted, along with the need for evidence to support actions. The use of shayarticipation in relation to hate and misogyny is discussed, along with the importance of affirming one's own status through shayarticipation. The holistic approach to the Dawa is emphasized, and connections with people who believe in Islam are emphasized. The conversation shifts to alcohol and drugs, where one speaker suggests going up to someone who drinkes and has beer. The importance of drama and caution is also emphasized.
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We need to become more authentic. We lack authenticity. Yeah. And authenticity is so important when we're talking about dealing with engaging with human beings. And if we're going to promote a culture that's inauthentic and it promotes a sense of narcissism, right? That Oh look at me this is amazing and it's like this kind of false facade of what our lives are about. That's the big problem. Anyway, don't get to this. I usually go on off tangent so can tell remind me why I got here.

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I guess awakenings within ourself narcissistic society. Yes, but why don't why don't do that

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isn't gonna fall in my train of thought at the moment?

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Why did I get here?

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Yes, good. Does aka her sister. So so we have to know about Allah. So sometimes in our engaged with other people, we're not cooling to ourselves. Because sometimes we're like, No, I want to prove that I'm right now. And that's what happens. But if you know that Tao is according to Allah, then sometimes you will have to give the argument up. That's the point. So if you have the right focus is going to change the way you interact with other people. It won't be about this cooling to yourself narrative. I'm right, you're wrong. I want to impose I don't want to be imposed upon. I want to look good. I don't want to look bad. That is the nature of the knifes of the eagle shaytaan is one of our

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greatest teachers. Why is Hamza going crazy, she thought was a teacher. Of course, why is he mentioned in the Quran? He teaches us how not to be that's the point. He teaches us how not to be what you think the Quran doesn't Allah mentioned Shakedown. Well for a joke. Now the bill of course not. It's for a reason is to show us this is who you shouldn't be. And this is who you shouldn't follow. He's your enemy. Right? And shaytaan suffered from not a disbelief that he didn't believe in some propositions, because he probably know those propositions better than you. Right? He knows, right? If she told me to write an Akita textbook, he probably write it better than you. It's true.

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Think about it in an abstract philosophical way. Feel philosopher Kool Aid. He'll give you a credit to hear office, you know, it will just roll from his tongue. The Accursed. Right.

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His Cofer was kibble. That's the point. It was the highest form of arrogance. And that made him a Kaffir. He didn't reject the shahada from the point of view that he thought there was, you know, to God's right, or he thought that the process wasn't the final prophet. He affirmed those things in that abstract sense. But he didn't affirm that Allah was only worthy of worship through his state of being, because he turned now to a reality that said, he should be worshipped. Right? Because he denied the ultimate authority. Allah says by down to Adam, he challenges Aleem al Hakim, the knowing and the wise.

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And assuming that he was the one who knew better, which is Kibber was like took him to disbelief.

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And so shaytaan is a symbol of the ego because shaytaan wanted to be right didn't want to be wrong. I'm fire his clay, I'm not going to bow to him. He wants to look good. He didn't want to look bad. I'm not bowing, they should bow right? Kind of thing, in essence, and he went to he was excuse me he wanted to impose. He didn't want to be imposed upon. He didn't want to bow. This is the nature of the ego. Right? And in Dallas sometimes, you know, I know this is Mobile ever hyperbole, but we have shaped Titanic data. Because according to ourselves, isn't it? Yeah. Well, according to me, and the eagle, I have to be right, you know, according to the nafs, according to my way, at the end of the

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day, when it comes to dower

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it's all about Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the focus and we should call to him. And that's why we put this in the course to remind ourselves that it's not about me, you or anybody else is about Allah subhanho wa taala. And that's why, you know, sincere do art, people who are sensitive to the message will come out and say they were wrong.

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Because they are not a necessary vehicle for the data. In actual fact, when you engage in doubt, you should see it as a huge blessing. You know, there's no doubt or privilege here. Oh, I should be in this. I've been doing it for years. No, you only hear by virtue of Allah's mercy and blessings. Yeah. You're not here by virtue of anything that's good within you. You're here because Allah has blessed you to get to be engaged in this activity, and even be on the path of dharma as you say.

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As a huge Rama, a huge mercy and a huge manifestation of Divine Love rather than some kind of privilege that you deserve to be in this position, no one deserves to be in that position in any shape or form. This because of Allah's blessings and mercy that you are even able to stand or sit or or be in a position to call people to Allah, you know,

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this is very important.

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So, in this wider context, what is Dawa? As you know, from an Asian subcontinent point of view, Dawa Dalit is to call people to eat some pecota. And be Rania because it's an invitation but it's true because the linguistic meaning for data is to call or to invite so from an Islamic context we're seeing is to call to Allah, is to call to Allah, we know who Allah is, we're calling to Allah, the fact that he's the sole creator, that he is transcendent, the fact that his names and attributes, the fact that, you know,

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he is worthy of all worship of our first to know Him, to love him to obey Him, and to direct all acts of worship to Him alone. Hence, Allah talks to us in the Quran, and tells us to call to his way, or Elizabeth Arabic call to the Seville the way of Allah subhana wa taala. And that way, is the way of Tawheed the fact that he is one uniquely one transcendent and worthy of all worship. Allah also says in the Quran, that there might grow out you out of you a community who invite onto all that is good. Walter coming. Come on Mattoon. Yeah, don't Runa ill Haley. Yet, they will call to the good the higher. Even Kathy said that this means the whole of Islam because the whole of Islam is

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good, right? You call to Islam, and the command, the good ma roof and they forbid the mancha the munkar. What will you call homophily rune. And they are the ones who attain success for their success, right? They'll attain success. Right? Those are the ones who tend to curse those who call to the good, the commander right in the forbid the wrong and the greatest command of good is the commander of Tao heed the fact that Allah is worthy of worship, because that's the greatest good. And the greatest forbidding of BahnCard of evil is the forbidding of shirk. Exactly. But what's our narrative in the Muslim community these days? What's the narrative? Tell me? Where's the moral

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priorities? Right, you know, a community by what he talks about all the time, and what he doesn't talk about? Because it's not always what you say. So it's the things that you don't say that's an indication of who you are as well. So generally, generally, I don't is crude, but I I use crude examples just to get the point across right. Gentlemen, in our community, the biggest debate is hate your Fe HFC.

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Right, which is the best halal meat.

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Right? hate you for your HVAC, bro. HFC, whatever, right? The B Hestan, Neinstein, halftones beha? What's going on? Yeah.

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Do you see my point? And Nan muscles be like, I read your Quran by want to see your other book, we don't have another book? Well, you must have, you must have a book book or cookery book or something. Glory Days dog food. Right? I know, that's a crude point. But you get it right, that what I'm trying to see is that even the way we judge each other, and we shouldn't judge each other, but when we judge each other, it's not through the paradigm of, you know, does this person worship Allah? Does he commit shidduch? It's more like, you know, it has been long enough.

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Generally speaking, or, you know, or whatever, or, you know, he did a few sins, so therefore, we should reduce people to the mistakes. That's how we are in Islam, isn't it? Yeah. Namely, Osama as Muslims, Islam is different sometimes, hopefully, especially today, it shouldn't be. So, you know, we reduce people to the mistakes and the very kind of condemned monetary ik fashion. But we don't have the filters of Islam, which is fundamentally forgiveness. upliftment and also, our key more priorities, our people should be on a path of worshipping Allah and affirming his oneness and Tawheed. And people shouldn't be on a path of shook. Do you see, but we don't have those moral

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priorities anymore. You know, and that's telling, and that is telling. And it's showing us, you know, and I think it's an it's an indication of what's happening in our community at the moment, hopefully, obviously, there's lots of hair, of course, lots of goodness, but you know, even within yourself in your heart. Hey, here's the test. Here's a moral test.

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Let me do this without being too controversial.

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All right, you got two uncles, okay. two uncles, one from your mother's side, one from your father's side. So the one from your mother's side, he committed Zina

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How does that feel?

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rebadged? Right?

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The one from your father's side? He does shake. How does it feel?

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There you go. And they will tell you what the answer is. But we all feel the same. We feel far more West because he did Zina far less because he did shirk. This doesn't mean we should think Xenos Okay, of course not. Because that could also be a manifestation of a form of Shrek, maybe ego, or disobeying Allah, whatever the case may be. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the greatest sins. But the reason I am giving this thought experiment is for you to find out what's going on within you, where are my moral priorities, because when someone is doing Schoodic, like, you know, non Muslims, right? And all of them that they don't affirm the Oneness of Allah subhana wa, tada is for us a

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greater wrong.

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And if we don't have that within, then we should be on the path of trying to adjust ourselves and transform that ethic, you know. And it's very, very important for us to understand because it will change the way we give Dawa as well. It will change the way we connect with other people, right?

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And we'll prioritize the way we do that.

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So what's very important is that fine, we know what Tao is, according to Allah and the fact that he is one in the his way of worship. But we should be comprehensive and holistic when we give doubt, this is one of my favorite verses in the Quran. When Allah says, and who is better in speech than the one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, Indeed, I'm one of the Muslims. Let's break down this idea. So Allah is basically saying,

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Who is better in speech? He's not asking you a question he is making a definition here. The one who is better in speech is what is who is the one who invites to Allah. But that's not just enough, you invite to Allah and you are righteous. So you don't just talk the talk, you walk the walk, and then when you're walking the walk, you're saying, I'm walking this way because I'm the one who submits to Allah. So let me just repeat what this is trying to tell us. That you according to Allah, you want to be the best people you call to Allah directly. But you also become that which you call to, you become as righteous as possible. And you show to people this righteousness is because you are

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submitting to Allah. This is holistic Dawa.

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The Obviously there's going to be times when all we could do is called to Allah, there's going to be times all we could do is be righteous. And there's going to be times that all we could do is to show to people, this is why we're righteous, but a holistic approach to the Dawa. And this should be, you know, the filters in which we see our dollar work. The holistic approach is, is making that direct call to Allah, being righteous and linking that righteousness to the fact that we submit to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Okay, but there's going to be times that all we could do to be righteous, there's going to be times all we could do is make a direct call. But we should aim to be as holistic as possible in the Dawa, to call directly to Allah to be righteous. And to connect that righteousness with the fact that we submit to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So look at this guy.

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Actually, any questions before we continue?

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Any questions on what we just discussed?

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No time is lunch, Mr.

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One o'clock. Good. Do you need to have a 10 minute break now? No, who wants a 10 minute break?

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All right, it's good, bad. So any questions on the section we just covered?

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No, good. Fine. Right. What are your thoughts?

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Let's be honest.

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Ouch. Okay.

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Yes. See, I had to see a friend in Leicester, who would drink and have beers, but he would also be someone who would be Mashallah. Wow. So,

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I have no comments for this picture, I guess. Okay.

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Would you mind many of you go up to this guy and speak to him. Now.

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It's a shame, isn't it? Because you just lost all the reward.

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Yeah, you just lost all the reward guys.

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You lost all the reward. This is our brother

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after some dollar, you know,

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because you know what's very important when it comes to the dollar. It's very important to try and be

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Try not to judge at all, honestly, because sometimes, you know, when we get down to alcohol, alcoholics, or people will take drugs, because we think, Oh, they're not worthy. But let me tell you something. Sometimes, people who take drugs and alcohol, the most honest people, because they taking it to cover something that they've realized, they taking it to drown out dry, drown out that existential existential anguish, you know, they're probably more honest than anybody else. So they're probably the closest to Allah compared to other people from a non Muslim context, because they're realizing there's a problem, right? And we have the solution, but we're just throwing them

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away, and saying, forget this, you know, so it's very important not to pass any judgments. Very important to engage with people.

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As if you have a blank canvas,

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and let them tell you who they are.

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I know, that's very difficult because human beings by the very nature, we're always stuck in the past, because we use our past experiences, our past ideas, past thoughts, past judgments, whatever the case may be, as the filter to understand our present, which therefore shapes our future. And that's what we're living in one big circle. You know, human beings have, you know, two spheres, we have our drama, and reality. Our drama, is our limited experiences, limited ideas. Okay.

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And, and reality is what is, and we think those two spheres are the same. And we always try and understand reality through the lenses of our drama. But our drama is limited, because we have limited experiences and ideas, right?

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And that's why we're so confused. Why is my life going round in circles is because you keep on living in the past, the past doesn't equal the future. That's the whole point of Islam to teach you that, right.

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You know, even when the angels were saying to Allah, you're gonna send someone down on earth, to spill blood

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and create corruption. Because they some lmsc, because they saw something previously other creation, that was spilling blood, and causing corruption. Allah says, I know that which you do not know. The past doesn't equal the future, your limited experience and ideas I know everything.

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Right. It's as if we have three filing cabinets, the filing cabinet of the past, the filing cabinet of the present, and the filing cabinet of the future. And we take the files of the past, and we put them in the present. Right? And we're living the future through the present. Right? So we have to be very careful here. And this is for our life in general, that the past doesn't equal the future. The past doesn't equal the future. The past doesn't equal the future, Allah knows what's going to happen in the future. This is based on his irata and his Qudra, His will and His power. Right, and you don't know what his will is, you don't know the Divine Will. Right. You just know your limited

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experiences. The Divine wills are known to some degree, especially when it comes to the future. So there's a new realm of possibility that can that you can open the door to write that could be a new realm of possibility in your life.

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Don't be shackled by limited experiences and perspectives. And if you had that when you spoke to this gentleman, you didn't see just the external you just saw him as a blank canvas and as a possibility.

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Then you would have got the road

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