The Book That Changed The World

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The Book That Changed The World

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smilla rahmanir rahim

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al hamdu Lillah

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wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah.

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If one wahat brothers and sisters and respected elders Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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I like to thank the brothers who organized this event, in order for us to talk about the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I like to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala himself for facilitating us to be together. And I think Allah, that he has created a very interesting situation in the modern era, where you have

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a Greek who became Muslim, and has traveled to Turkey, to connect with the hearts of the Turkish people, for us to realize that the Brotherhood in Islam doesn't know any boundaries. And this for me, is a miracle. It's the miracle of Islam, where the belief in Allah and the love for Allah and the love from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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brings people together.

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Even if they were historical enemies, they become future brothers. And this is a miracle of Islam. This is actually the miracle of the book of Allah.

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Because if you look into history, when the Quran was revealed, we've seen that there were various tribes in Arabia, they were fighting, sometimes they will fight for years, sometimes they will fight over a camel

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but willing to put an cany change the hearts of the Bedouin Arab, a change the hearts and the Quran brought them together. So I like to think Allah subhanho wa Taala for singing songs, many amazing faces in this room. May Allah bless you grunty Jenna, grantee success in this life and in oscoda, and May Allah grant turkey success. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala, Paul Baraka in the Government of Turkey, may Allah subhana wa Baraka in your lives. So you all, only here become bestehen become beacons of lights become ambassadors, not only for Turkey, but for Islam. So you revive your ultimate heritage, because you all have to understand that your history didn't start 90 years ago,

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that's not your history. Don't get to do this. Have a longer memory and 90 years, your history started with an angel

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sent to the public.

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He was sending an F crop Bismillah

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ri in the name of your Lord who created and these first few words, his brothers and sisters changed everything. And that's why you have to understand your history. As Malcolm X once said, if you want to destroy a nation, if you want to destroy a nation, then make them forget the history. And this is why in order for you to be revived mentally, spiritually, and culturally, you have to revise your history. You have to revise who you were. Because when we think about the book of

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the world, one of the best aspects of history, the best periods of history to think about and look at is actually the ultimate ultimate history. Because ultimate history is wasn't something unique to a certain piece.

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It was unique to Islam itself, because the Quran and the beautiful teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam were those values, and were those principles that actually changed society and created the Ottoman period. Because if you think about the Ottomans, for example, are similar. When you think about the Ottomans,

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the Ottomans were actually a phenomenal, phenomenal entity. Because take economics as an example, economics, the ultimate, providing people with food, shelter and clothing. This relates to a prophetic tradition, to a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said, the son of Adam, all he needs his food, shelter, and clothing, food, shelter and clothing, which creates an economic philosophy of distribution, not an economic philosophy of excessive competition. And this is,

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and this is exactly, and this is exactly what the Ottomans did. They took the value from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There's tremendous value from the Quran. When Allah says in the Quran, that wealth shouldn't become a commodity,

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just amongst the rich, we must distribute the wealth.

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And this is quite interesting because the food Agricultural Organization that's linked to the UN makes a very similar conclusion. In a modern day sense. The food Agricultural Organization says that we have enough food to feed

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problem

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problems.

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So when we think about changing the world, we could see it from a perspective of looking at economics. And when the Ottomans looked at the Hadith of the prophetic teachings of the Prophet Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was talked about giving people food, shelter and clothing, making sure that everyone's limited essential needs are

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suffice. And when they look into the Quran, and the Quran talks about the distribution of wealth, the Quran says that wealth shouldn't be just amongst the wealthy by should be spread amongst society. These were very key values that shaped Ottoman society. This is why when you talk to the historians, and you go to some of the Ottoman mosques, they would say that would be to dome baskets, if you like marbles, baskets, and they used to be full of gold, full of gold. And if you were poor, you could take some gold coins, put it in your pocket, and have your food and shelter for the day. If you were rich, you could put your hand in and give some South Africa. The historians say that

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these sadaqa baskets were always full, which shows that the first time in history or in known history, everybody had food, shelter, and clothing. And this is very important because I don't want to think this is a historical accident. The Ottomans The reason they were successful from a social political perspective, wasn't because of some kind of accident, or some come some kind of new political theory or some kind of new form of secularism. No, it was because of Islam. If you study the Ottoman constitution, you study the magenta, you study all of the kind of resources that they had concerning Islam. It was a Islamic environment. They had Islamic philosophy, Islamic thinking,

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Islamic thought, from economics, to society, to ethics to medicine, everything had an Islamic basis. And this is why when we look at the success of the Ottomans, you see, especially from an economic perspective, that they actually provided everybody food, shelter and clothing a certain period of time. I mean, this is something to be proud about. You may think you know this information, but forget in your brain, put it in your heart. This This should make you proud, not in an arrogant sense, in a halal way. Be proud because look at the nations today. Look at Australia, you have homeless people look at the United Kingdom 80,000 homeless families. Look at that, you know

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In States of America, it can't even feed its own people in downtown Chicago, children go to school, because they could get the only meal they have a day, one meal a day at school.

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Look at Philadelphia, in the projects, when people had to basically look into the ground into the garbage and into the rubbish in order to find some food. This is America.

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This is America, and your history, our history, because it is our history. The Ottoman history is Islamic history. The Ottoman history is the history of the world, because people need to learn from this in order to see how they can succeed from a perspective of economics. So everyone has just distribution. Everyone has food, shelter and clothing. And this is very important because I wanted to start with this. So you realize that if we run away from the values of the Quran, if we run away from the values of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, then we're just gonna have more darkness and more darkness and more darkness. But if we come closer to the book of Allah, we come closer to

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the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we're gonna have more new and more new and more No,

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because this is what Islam is about. This was the Quran is about.

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Tom amavi

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He wants me to be slower.

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yahoshua wash

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Tama,

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how slow do you want?

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Okay.

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So basically,

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we will was I, what was I saying?

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What was I saying?

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No, no zakura here. So when we adopt the values of the Quran, and we adopt the values of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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We're going to have more light in our lives. And we see this slide when it was manifested

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in our history, and it's not only the Ottomans, but it's also Islamic Spain that we have a lot to learn from. in Islamic Spain, brothers and sisters, there was something which the historians call the convivencia.

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convivencia means the coexistence. There was a coexistence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, just like what we had with the Ottomans. But what's interesting about the convivencia in Spain, is that it created something that actually changed the world forever. Listen carefully. And by the way, I'm not making this up. This is instable University, go to the library, you'll find the books, and it's they're not written by Muslims. These are non Muslim academics. Okay.

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So when you look into Islamic Spain, Islamic Spain was something

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a reality that changed the world forever. from a perspective of progress. Why am I saying this?

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Islamic Spain had a political tranquility

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because it implemented the values of the Quran and the values of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam selling? What were these values? What were they? And how did they manifest themselves in Spain? For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us to be just, Allah tells us that he loves the just, Allah says, Yeah, you hate levena Manu. Oh, you haven't believed? Be just witnesses for Allah. And don't don't let the hatred of others make you swerve away from justice. Be just for it's closer to your duty.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran

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to be kind to have Rama for people. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in the various Hadith, the prophetic traditions, the whoever harms a non Muslim under our protection harms the Prophet himself.

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So we have all of these values concerning minorities concerning justice, concerning harmony, and tranquility.

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And these values were implemented in Islamic Spain and he created the trend could

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For Muslim, do Christian to look into the interconnecting principles of nature, to look into modern life and the universe, to look into how things work, because the Quran also encouraged us to look at how things work, when Allah says, Do not examine the realm of the heavens and the earth.

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So we had spiritual motivation, to do science and to be progressive. We had the right values to create a society in Islamic Spain, for everyone to work together to look into the science and look into discoveries. And what's very interesting is that it is unexplained.

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There was a huge revival of these types of sciences, you had manuscripts on astronomy, on physics, on mathematics on so many different things.

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And what's very interesting, you have a very special figure in Islamic history in Islamic Spain rather, and his name is Mousavi. mamoon, also known as bio monese. He wasn't a Muslim, he was a Jew.

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But the Jewish people they consider him as the second Moses. They consider Mousavian mamoon. Maimonides as the second Moses, he was from the Islamic culture of Spain. Yes, he was a Jew. But he developed all of his theology as a result of study studying with Muslims, by the way. So it goes to show that these people, Muslim, Jew, and Christian were working together, even from a theological perspective. Now, going back to the sciences, we had manuscripts and mathematics on astronomy and physics. And when the Christians took over Toledo, when the Christians took over Toledo,

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took over Spain, what did they find? They found all of these manuscripts, and they took the manuscripts back to Europe, and translated them.

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And this was a key moment in the history of the West. Because it created that needed intellectual environment in order for Europe, to propel itself into the Renaissance.

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Professor Thomas Arnold, in his book,

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the preaching of Islam, on page 131, he says that Islamic Spain, Muslim, Spain, was that first nation, if you like,

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that facilitated Europe, to go into the Renaissance, because the Muslims, took from the Greek culture, took from the Indian culture, improved the medicine,

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improve the sciences, and actually developed things that were unprecedented. And this is very important for us to realize, because it was because of the values of the Quran, and the values of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because if we didn't have those values in Islamic Spain, we wouldn't have the convivencia we wouldn't have the coexistence between different peoples in order to investigate into the sciences. And this is why it's very interesting, because we should be so proud of our history, that this book, the book of Allah actually changed the world. And if it's true,

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that the book of Allah changed Islamic Spain, and Islamic Spain, developed the sciences, and then these sciences were taken by the Europeans and it facilitated during the Renaissance, then we can make a very bold claim, we can see that if it wasn't for the Quran, if it wasn't for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you would not have the iPhone.

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But it's true. Think about it. If you never had European Renaissance, you will never have the scientific progress that is needed in order for us to discover the iPhone or to develop the iPhone. And what's interesting, if you never had Islamic Spain,

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you wouldn't have the renascence and if you never had the Quran and the Sunnah, you wouldn't have Islamic Spain. So here's the link, iPhone renascence Islamic Spain, Quran and Sunnah is a direct link. This is why what I think we should do is go to the Apple store in Istanbul and ask for a free iphone six

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because he's our hero

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If it wasn't for, you want to have the algorithm, if it wasn't for Islam, you wouldn't have the necessary milestones in history in order for Europe to look into the interconnecting principles of nature. And this is why the modern founder of capitalism, relatively modern 18th century, Adam Smith, he says, and you can find this in one of his essays called

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Adam Smith's essays published by London, and published in London, and he said,

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the Empire of the key lifts the Empire of the Muslim leadership, was that first state that created the needed tranquility, for people to look into the interconnecting principles of nature. Because these thinkers were just, they understood that the Islamic environment was the ideal environment for all peoples to come together with tolerance with harmony, so they could investigate. Now, by the way, this doesn't mean that only Muslims did the science. No,

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it was non Muslims, too. But the point I want you to realize is that, where did this political environment come from, to bring all the different peoples together in order to investigate into the sciences, it was the Islamic values of tolerance and harmony, and Russia, and progress. And this is something that we should be very proud as Muslims, to show to people, that when you look at other examples, in modern times, not to point the finger at anybody, but when you look at other examples of darkness and destruction, you just need to remind people just to look back a little bit into history, to see our glorious past. And that glorious past was as a result of the book of Allah and

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the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam equity even take this further. I would even argue that the first scientist, the first scientist was a Muslim. I know saying this, I'm not making this up. It's not a crazy mad musty. Okay. It's an academic, David C. Lindbergh. He is a historian.

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He is a historian of science, and he discussed and said that even al Haytham was the first formal scientist.

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In the 11th or 10th century, he wrote the book on optics. And in his book, he formalized the scientific method. He formalized the scientific method, and many historians call him the first scientist. Yes, the Greeks before him thought about science. But even in Haytham he was practicing the science, he developed a formal experimental method. And that's why many academics in history are the historians of the academics of history basically say that even an Haytham was the first scientist. Now, what's very interesting brothers and sisters, is that even in Haytham he wrote a biography. his biography states that the reason he did science, that the reason he developed the

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scientific method, in his own way, was because he wanted to come close to Allah. Because the book of Allah tells us to examine the realms of the heavens and the earth. The Book of Allah tells us to examine what's within our souls, because the human being brothers and sisters, is a micro universe. It's a small universe,

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within this macro universe within this big universe, and this reminds me of a poem of a cabal, Who's heard of a cabal, the poet, you don't know him and learn him. He was a Asian Pakistani poet, but a very amazing poet. To the point. Some of our scholars say that his poetry, his poetry, was a Tafseer of Qur'an, his poetry with some sort of Qur'an, and this reminds me of the following poem. He said,

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for the disbeliever.

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He is lost in the universe, but for the believer, the universe is lost in him.

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Meaning that when a Muslim or when a believer looks into creation looks into the cosmos.

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He internalizes it. And he understands that there is a wisdom in the universe, that something created the universe. And that thing deserves worship deserves for me to know Him and to love him. And this is very powerful. So from this perspective, brothers and sisters, we see that the values of the Quran actually did change the world. We saw it in Ottoman history, which gave people food, shelter, and clothing. Even today, we can't give people food, shelter and clothing. Even in places like the United Kingdom and the United States of America. We also see that the values of the Quran, and the prophetic teachings changed Europe forever, changed Europe forever, because it was that

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first state that created that tranquility on a social political level for all people to discover the sciences. Now contrast this to Europe, to medieval Europe, medieval Europe was an absolute mess, absolutely mess. And the reason being, is because they didn't have the correct values, or the correct social political structures in order for different peoples to live together. And this leads me to the next point on how the Quran changed the world. Because Europe in the medieval period, Europe was at war with itself, even Christians will kill Christians.

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If you study European history, you see that the Catholic Church at the time would use the coercive arm of the state to prevent any thinking. Now, I'm not making this up, read the works of Professor john chavi. From the London School of Economics. This is not I'm not making this up. It's not stories. It's not fiction. This is European history.

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Now, European history concerning the Catholic Church and interpretation of the Catholic Church, because not all Catholic conceptions of politics is the same. Of course, an interpretation of the Catholic Church, when it had power, would prevent people from basically trying to discuss and investigate things that was against his doctrine. Now, many Christians would say that's against Christianity. Yes, we agree. But we're just talking about the history not about theology. So what the Catholic Church will do was create this kind of intellectual oppression. And this facilitated many things. For example, you had the likes of Martin Luther, Martin Luther, he wrote a thesis

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against the Catholic tradition. And he pegged it on a church door, in Wittenberg in Germany. And basically, that facilitated the Protestant Protestant movement. Now, if you also add economic issues at the time, trade issues at the time, that created what you call the religious wars, Europe was known to fight itself, concerning religious dogma, and concerning trade laws and all of these things. So from this perspective, there wasn't much of a comprehensive going on, there wasn't a coexistence. You had the 30 year rules you had the 80 year was you had the massacre on St. Bartholomew's day, I mean, Europe was swimming in its own blood.

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And this is very important for us to understand, because when you contrast it to Islamic history, you see something very different now.

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So you pause swimming in his own blood from that perspective, not only this wouldn't even go to the Byzantium era. Before 1453 was Sultan 40 he came and conquered Constantinople, it stumbled, the Byzantines Do you know what they were doing? They were, they were oppressing their own Christian sects, such as the Jacobites, the Jacobites, were being oppressed by their own people. So the Byzantine regime was a very oppressive regime that was even oppressing minority Christian sex.

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So look at this history from Europe, and contrasting with the history of Islam. Because when the Muslim nations like the Ottomans,

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and is unexplained, when they use the values of the Quran and Sunnah and implemented them in their hearts, but also in society, they actually tolerated minorities. Considering the Jacobites, the Jacobites survived because of Islam. If it wasn't for Islam, you may have

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Not had many of these Christian sects that you have today, because the Christians were killing each other. And when Islam took over harmoniously,

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you see that he created a model that said,

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people of different religions can live together in harmony. And this was very important. This is why as tryton, he's an academic, he wrote an academic book called The key lives and the non Muslim subjects. It was a study of the covenant of Allah. I think it's published by Rutledge Academic Press. And what he quotes is very fascinating. He says, Christians preferred Muslim rule to that of the Christians. I love. This is amazing.

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And it's because of the values that we implemented, brothers and sisters, which is so important, because of these key values from the Quran, and the prophetic traditions, the prophetic teachings. Now, what's also very interesting as well is when we talk about minorities, we actually see that Islam, especially in the Ottoman period, and in Islamic Spain, actually took care of the Jews, the Jewish community, because when you look at the history of the Jews, you see that they were massacred, you see that the Jews were killed and they were oppressed. Look, you will happen in Europe, in Germany, in the 1940s, they killed 6 million Jews. And what's very fascinating that their

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head, the editor of the New York Times, he was he's from the Jewish community. He said, if Europe was conquered by Muslims, you would still have 6 million more Jews today.

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So what you see with the Jewish community is that the Jewish academics themselves, they actually say amazing things about how we change the situation for them. Take for example, 1453. In 1453, when we captured Constantinople, the Jews fled from persecution in Spain and persecution in Europe.

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And you have a letter in Philip Mansell's book, he's a historian. The book is called Constantinople, he quotes a letter from a Jewish rabbi. And the letter says, All my brethren, all my brothers, come to the land of the Turks. Rich are the fruits of the earth. We're not oppressed with heavy taxes. We're not oppressed with heavy taxes, and we live in peace and freedom. This was a rabbi writing in 1453.

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Also, you have other Jewish historians, and manaan Cohan, he wrote a book, a World Within, it's a two volume book. And he took 1000 records from the judiciary at the time of smuggler at the time of the Ottoman period. And he looked at these records, and he was fascinated. And he said, that although the Jewish community had their own rights, to go to the rabbinical courts,

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the majority of the Jews wanted to go to the kadhi, the Islamic judge,

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this is a Jewish historian academic saying this not a Muslim, studying Islamic history in the Ottoman period. You know, it's really funny as well, in these records, he looks at them. And he says that the Jewish community was so comfortable, essentially, with the comedy, that Jewish women would go to the comedy and even complain about NACA. NACA in Islam means

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maintenance of the household maintenance of his wife to provide food, shelter and clothing, which I think is very interesting because it goes to show from a sociological perspective, that Islam allowed its minorities, so much freedom and liberty, and especially social ease and harmony, in order for even women, Jewish women to go to the army and complain about internal house affairs. I mean, that's amazing. That's absolutely amazing.

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So we see

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From even this perspective,

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the Islamic values that were implemented by the Ottomans by the leaders in Islamic Spain actually created an amazing environment to preserve the Jewish people, because people were persecuting them, but under Islam, they, they thrive.

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And this is something that we should be proud of as Muslims, brothers and sisters, because I don't want to talk to you about this, and then you feel nice for one day, and then you go home. And it seems story. I don't want you to suffer from spiritual diabetes.

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And this is not spiritual insulin for you.

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Okay, I want you to really take this on board. So you could be encouraged to do your own studies. So you could be encouraged to open your mouth not to hide anymore, because Muslims we can't afford to hide anymore. People are waiting for you to speak. The whole world is waiting for Islam to raise his voice, the true voice of Islam, the voice of peace, the voice of Rama, the voice of justice, the voice of distribution of wealth, the voice of harmony, the voice of tolerance. This is what the world needs. You can't be hiding anymore. Brothers and sisters. You can't have people coming every year to the same conferences and listening to the same things. And of course, it's time to arise and

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one kung fu envy. Allah says a rising wound you have all the resources at your disposal Mashallah you're strong Mashallah you're powerful Mashallah, you have money as well. Mashallah, you have good food. Right? You have you have an intellectual tradition. You have everything at your disposal, now's the time for you to articulate a positive compassionate case for Islam. Don't forget, we are rigidly nurse. Allah tells us we are here for the people, leanness, the aerobic Li net leanness, not millionaires, not from them. We're for them. Now, this is not supposed to create arrogance and keba. No, it's supposed to humble us to make us realize that we're here for people if we adopt the values

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of the Quran, the prophetic traditions to take care of humanity. This is what Muslims are about. Allah says we have Shahada and a nurse, we're here we're witnesses over mankind, to take care of people

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to facilitate the affairs. Why is it brothers and sisters, that 8 million people die of starvation every year in the world, according to UNICEF, and the majority of those people are children under the age of five. Why have you and me allowed such a situation? This is the real terrorism.

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If you want to play a numbers game, this is the real terrorism, allowing 8 million people to die because of starvation because of no food. When we know there is enough food on this planet. Look how fat some of the Americans has become. Look how fast some of the Saudis have become. Look how fat some of the countries have become.

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No offense, but we become obese. We've got so much food, we don't know what to do with it. And we waste and we waste and we waste. The issue is not about we don't have enough food. The issue is about distribution of wealth.

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Why have we allowed such a situation to happen?

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as Muslims, this should not happen at all.

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And if it does happen, we need to warn people and show them the right way forward to teach them about the distribution of wealth to teach them about the Islamic violence of economics.

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Because we're going to be accountable on the day of judgment to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I want you to take this as a sense of responsibility that every single one of you have a voice.

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And this is why I don't want these sessions these conferences just to make you feel nice for a few minutes. And then you go back home, you go back to sleep, and it's the same old routine, the same old routine. I want you to be revived. I want this to be like seeds that are planted in your heart and your mind. So they could grow into the fruits of transformation.

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This is what we want.

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Because to be honest, brothers and sisters, if you look at the politics around the world and what's happening, I think all eyes on Turkey at the moment

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relatively economically stable.

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social stability, taking some kind of leadership in the world at the moment.

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Creating good, dynamic relationship with other leaders, has an Islamic ethos is harmonious.

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It's reviving his tradition of making sure that all the minorities live harmoniously, the techs, the Kurds, the Armenians, and everybody else, right.

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And there's this slow, interesting progression towards these Islamic values, which is creating a lot of harmony. So I think I is on Turkey at the moment.

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Eyes on Turkey eyes on you. So the question is, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to sit in conferences and just say, oh, Al Hamdulillah, a Greek brother, he became Muslim. He said a few things in Turkish, I feel so happy. And he said a few things about the Ottomans. I feel so great. Hahahahaha you're not children. You're not children, you I know you're leaders, you have to see yourself as a leader, every Muslim is a leader. Every Muslim is a leader.

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Everyone is a shepherd. We all shepherds, and we all have something to manage our flock. And you need to lead your families lead yourselves and lead your society.

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Because think about it, brothers and sisters, you know, the Quran, not only change the world, but it's supposed to change you.

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It's supposed to change you

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are you will just be born.

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Educate yourself, get a good job, get money, get married, have kids and then die. Is that your life? Is Your Life born? Marriage, kids death? Is that your life?

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Whoa, whoa, we need to think about this. Because if that is your life, then you're no different from a cow or a sheep, and a donkey. Honestly, and I say this about myself, because all of these things that is based on instinct, survival, reproduction. That's what a cow does. When it's eating graphs. It's surviving. And then it mates with its friend and it reproduces, right?

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We do the same. I don't care if you have a PhD. I don't care if you got a great job. It still is based on instinct, survival, reproduction. I don't care if you wrote your wife poetry. Makes no difference. It's still based on instinct. I don't care if you went to this amazing island for your honeymoon. It's still based on instinct procreation. Many of the things that we do in our lives is based on these cool animal instincts. Even the big houses that we buy, and the because that we have, this is all just shiny stuff. Buy reduces itself to the cool animal instinct of survival. Is your life just going to be about survival reproduction? Is that it? Or even do something about your life?

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Unless there's in the Quran? Yeah, you know, study Buddha, he will little shooting is at the accompaniment your vehicle. All you have believed, talking to you, not talking to your next door neighbor, talking to you. The Book of Allah is one big love letter to you. Because it's from his arrival, that he read this book. And I like saying to you, oh, you as believed, respond to the call of Allah and His messenger to that which gives you life.

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mm Buhari. May Allah have mentioned him, he said, the response here is the response to all that is good.

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And all that is good, is Islam.

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So Allah is telling us what's going to give us real life. Because the arena, the scholars say about this ayah that if you don't respond to the call of a lion is messenger, then you're dead, Muslim walking, your heart is dead. Your spiritual heart is dead. And you're just like an animal just obeying instincts born

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marriage, kids death, and in between lots of yemek.

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Right.

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We need to elevate ourselves, brothers and sisters. We need to elevate ourselves and understand that the root change of the Quran wasn't just about changing Ottoman life. It wasn't about just changing Spanish life in Islamic Spain. It wasn't about just about just economics. Why

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These things happen. That's the question I want you to ask, why did they happen near right? Why did they happen? They happened not because of the values themselves because because people carry the values, the Sahaba the Muslims, they carry the values deliver the Quran and Sunnah not only just in their minds, but it was in their hearts. So really when the Quran changed the world is because it changed people. Think about this brothers and sisters 80 years after the death of our beloved Prophet, and according to the dilemma, the death of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the greatest calamity for the ummah. It was the greatest calamity for the ummah.

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But 80 years after his death, we were in Pakistan in Mouton. And we're in Spain.

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And it was at two years after his death, that the Muslims decided to fix the mustard of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was still dripping of water.

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It goes to show that people at the time they knew what created change was a change of mind, and a change of heart, a spiritual intellectual transformation, not just building buildings. Yes, we have amazing mosques in our ultimate history. I love them the beautiful, the best architecture ever. But to be honest, a mosque doesn't change society, at building doesn't change society segment doesn't change society. Rocks do not change society. pestle and mortar doesn't change society. Bricks don't change society, even money doesn't change society, what changes society, his values, his thoughts, his ideas, his your spiritual disposition. And this is why the early Muslims The reason, just in 80

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years after the death of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, while he was selling, we were in Pakistan, in Spain, implementing the justice and harmony and peace of Islam.

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Because it was about people of substance, the Quran changed and transformed the hearts of man.

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So that's the route change. We could talk about Ottoman history in Islamic Spain and medieval Baghdad until we get fed up. But the real question today is, how is the Quran gonna change your heart? How is the book of Allah gonna change your heart, and I want us to focus on this because it's very important for the future. We shouldn't have a historical complex. Don't be like the Greeks, just because there was Aristotle and Plato, the Greeks think there's something but they don't know anything. Because why they know they're just slaves of Germany.

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But as a different economic problem, but the point is, we need to realize don't have a historical complex, because when we look into Ottoman history, we should see as a motivation to look into the future. And this is why when we say the Quran changed the world means it changed people's hearts in order for them to change the world. So how do we now change our hearts? There's so many things we need to do from a spiritual social level. The first thing we need to start to revive brothers and sisters, is to start connecting with the book of Allah. Allah says in Surah Ar Rahman, our rush man, do you know what a rush man means? It doesn't mean the merciful. There is no word in any language

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with a Turkish or English that really describes what a rush man means. A rough man has three key elements to its meaning. Number one,

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the mercy of Allah is very intense.

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Number two,

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the mercy of Allah is so powerful, that nothing can stop.

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Number three, Allah's mercy is immediate.

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So Allah tells us all right, man, and then he says, He taught the Quran. Some, some scholars say this means that the Quran is from his mercy. So in other words, the Quran is one giant love letter to humanity.

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The Quran is one big love letter to human beings

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yamaka law

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so the Quran is one big love letter to humanity.

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And unlike telling us that in order for our hearts, our hearts to be unlocked, we must do reflect on the Quran. Allah says affiliated goon Al Quran, do they not reflect upon the Quran or other locks on their hearts? This could mean brothers and sisters, that the more dongbu the more reflection we do on the Quran, the more our hearts become unlocked, to receive Allah's mercy and Allah's guidance. We need to start add people to the goal of Quran. Yes, memorization is good. Yes, we citation is good. It's a chifa It's a healing. It's a mercy for the believers. But we need to take the next step forward, we need to make sure that we reflect upon the Quran. So the Quran is internalized, we

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become the Quran

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and this can only happen when you every day of regularly connect with the words of Allah. Try to find out what Allah is saying to you. Try to find out what Allah wants to teach you. Try to find out what Allah wants from you. Try to find out what these verses mean for you and how they affect your life and how they can change you.

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Brothers and sisters, when we start to connect with the Quran in this way, not just memorization, not just the citation, but as Allah says, reflect upon his book, or our our hearts locked. So when we continue the number of the Quran, our hearts become unlocked, to receive His mercy and His guidance. And this is extremely important. Brothers and sisters, because when you do

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so many beautiful things,

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awaken your soul. For example, takes through use of Sir use of is an amazing Sora

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is the greatest story ever told?

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Now sir use of explains to us Allah explains to us in this chapter, that this chapter is for the psyche, lean, the psyche, lean are those who seek the truth. They are those who seek the truth. And are so many lessons in this chapter in the panel that oh Josie, a famous 14th century scholar. He said there are around 1000 lessons or more just in this chapter.

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There are more lessons than versus

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there are more lessons in this chapter than it has verses.

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And this chapter talks to us about forgiveness, about the hour about patience, about tolerance, about overlooking people's faults, about so many different things about the plan of Allah, about his mercy

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about depression.

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And when you look into this chapter and have the mind of someone who's reflecting who's doing the book of Allah, you'll see things that you would never imagine.

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For example,

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in this chapter, one of the central characters is jacoba. He's the father of the Prophet Yusuf alayhi salam.

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Now we all know this story. Yusuf Alayhi Salaam was missing. Binyamin was also missing his younger brother. And jacoba Islam was so distressed. He was so distressed. He had so much anguish

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that he didn't know what to do. He was crying and upset. Imagine a father losing his sons.

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And he said, I complain about my grief to Allah alone.

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And then straight after this ayah What does he say? He advises his sons, his other sons, the 10 sons who are supposed to be looking for use of and Binyamin. he advises them,

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go and look for yourself and his, he and his brother.

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And do not despair of the road.

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Do not despair of the life giving Mercy of Allah for only those who reject the truth, despair of the life giving Mercy of Allah. Let's do a double here.

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What's very interesting is that we learned a lesson from iacobelli salaam and the lesson is if

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You have grief,

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the first thing you must do, go straight to Allah.

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He is the one who put you this in this in this situation. He is the one who can make you understand what's going on. He is the one who can help you.

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Overcome your problems and your situation, because he is the one who put this plan in your life.

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So go and complain to Allah alone.

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And the other lesson we learn is that when we have grief, to overcome our grief, remind others of the mercy of Allah. Because think about it, you have so many hits, and I was so upset. I was so in grief concerning the loss and his sons were missing. And he told his other sons who were looking for them, do not despair of Allah's mercy for Allah

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is the Most Merciful. This was such he was saying, and not only those who reject Allah, reject the truth,

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despair of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for me, we get two key lessons on how to deal with grief, complaint to Allah alone and remind others of Allah's mercy. Allahu Akbar, there are so many other things we could look into the Quran.

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And the reason I mentioned these things is to encourage you to continue to do

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the Quran to ponder the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because it's by a pondering that Allah tells us, our hearts may be unlocked. Maybe that's what I was trying to say. Do they not reflect upon the Quran? Or are there locks on their hearts? The more reflection you do, the more your heart becomes unlocked, to receive His mercy and guidance. Now you may think, what's this got to do with changing the world?

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It has everything to do with changing the world. Because remember, if our hearts are not transformed by the Quran, we will never transform society. The reason that any optimism successful, the reason the early rulers of Islamic Spain successful The reason we were relatively successful in Islamic history, because the people who were empowered and the people who have governed had hearts that deserved success.

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And the hearts were yearning or lots of panel with Allah.

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So a key point on transforming our hearts is to do Quran. Does this make sense?

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I bet

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the second point, in order for the Quran to change our hearts.

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Make sure that we are always in a state of Toba that we repent to Allah. Allah says in the Quran, all believers, all of you repent, come back, turn back to Allah. In order for you to be successful

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Toba brothers and sisters is part of purifying our hearts and making us successful. The Quran is telling us the Quran is not saying make sure you learn about Islamic Spain and about the ultimate history then you'll be changed know, the Quran is basically saying, due to the Quran, the Quran does COVID to Allah, and then you will be like those people.

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Because it's about changing our hearts to deserve success. So the next point is tolga, repenting to Allah. Allah tells us, it's not my words, I'm not making this up. The Lord of the world is saying, in order for you to change your heart, in order for you to be successful, all of you believers together, repent to Allah.

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And what's very powerful here, brothers and sisters, is Who are we repenting to? Allah is the merciful. He is the Forgiving, he is the kind. He is the compassionate

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and Allah's mercy is so phenomenal. That he tells us yeah ebody Oh my believing servants, do not despair of the mercy of Allah.

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For Allah forgives all sins.

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This is Allah.

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And Allah is so happy in a way that befits His perfection and majesty. He is so happy when his servants come back to him. Because tober is an act of coming back to Allah, repenting to Allah. And there's an amazing story

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to show how happy Allah is when one of you were sinful then repented to Allah.

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And the story is as follows and is found in the traditions of the Hadith.

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There is this man with his camel

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and his in a desolate area. Imagine it's like a, an ocean of sand everywhere.

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And what happens is his camel disappears and runs away.

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So this man, he's trying to look for his cow because if he can't find his camel, he knows he's gonna die. No water, too much heat is too far to travel, he will die.

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So he's sitting down on his line back on a tree.

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And all of a sudden,

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his camera walks by.

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He gets so happy. He grabs the candle. And he basically says, our happiness is so ecstatic with his happiness. He says, Oh Allah, you are my servant.

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And I am your Lord.

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he utters a statement of Schick. Now I'm paraphrasing the story here. But the point here is Allah is even more happy than this man who had to be so crazy with his happiness because he found in his camel that he did this accident, he made this ridiculous statement that he didn't mean.

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Allah is happy when you repent to him.

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This is Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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This is Allah.

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And this is why we need to put this into practice, that we always, as a daily practice, follow the prophetic model of repentance was the promise that someone would ask for tobor over 70 times a day.

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Put this in your spiritual practice. And don't just say it just words, your heart has to mean it. Because when we see these things, a heart have to incline to the words.

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The same point for the crown to change our hearts

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is to remember Allah because Allah, Allah says, indeed, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find peace, do hearts find rest.

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And the vicar of Allah, cleans the heart and makes it ready for success. And this is why we need to start to engage in a big global light in accordance with the Quran and the prophetic model.

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You know how powerful the remembrance of Allah is brothers and sisters, even pay homage Josie, the 14th century theologian, he said, if you were to do this for your whole life, and you miss just one hour, just one hour, and then and then you try to make up this one hour but doing a whole life time with a vicar

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you will never be able to make up an hour. That's how powerful the remembrance of Allah is.

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And the remembrance of Allah brothers and sisters is like a purification.

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And I want to give you some principles first to understand what it means to remember Allah.

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I know we the famous Shafi scholar, he wrote a book called capital of God keytab aka the book of victim, the book of remembrances. And in this book and other works, he mentioned some principles of doing good Vicar. For example, some of us have the Salah, we don't do good Vicar. We do machine gun dicker.

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right you see some brothers and sisters off the salon. spa, spa, spa, spa, spa, spa, spa spa spa spa. A lot more. Yeah.

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This is not Vicar, this is mouth exercise.

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This is when you're saying the words you say softly, silently, properly. For example, if you say Subhana Allah say Subhana Allah, but not only the sound, but your heart must say some hands on law.

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That your heart must mean Glory to Allah. When you say Alhamdulillah This means all gratitude belongs to Allah. All things belong to allow All praise belongs to Allah. When you say make sure your heart means it. This is the

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this is the

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and the reason many of our

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Ottomans and many of the leaders resign, explain even the Sahaba

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The reason they were successful because they were people of remembering Allah.

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They will people will remember the law to the point where the Sahaba had to put stones in their mouths when they were going to the toilet. Because there would always be in a state of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. You may think, what has happened to Hamza? He's talking about all these spiritual things. Yeah.

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But you know what brothers and sisters, this is how we change our hearts pondering upon the Quran

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doing Toba and doing Vicar

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these are essential things for us as brothers and sisters. Because if we don't do these things, that how, then how are we going to get osmolar back again?

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How

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our hearts have to deserve it. And our hearts have to be ready

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to be the new leaders of the world.

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So when we start seeing this in our lives, then maybe Allah will give us the success and maybe

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inshallah of smoliga logic.

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But there's one more thing to the formula.

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One more thing to the formula. And that is

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one of the main reasons the Quran changed the world is yes, it changed hearts so we could change the world. But it changed hearts that these hearts wanted to call to Allah to start to get involved in the hour. Because brothers and sisters, whether you like it or not, and we have to be honest with our history. One of the failures of the Ottomans towards the end, is that we go a bit greedy.

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Right? Look at the big palaces, the toilets were made of gold. So Pamela, right. We got a bit mutualistic we start copying the French. No offense to anyone, no offense to anyone French here, okay. But you know, we start copying the European lifestyle, that we have to be like their kings and their queens. And we amassed wealth, thinking wealth gave us power, wealth never gave us power brothers and sisters. It was Islam and our connection with Allah gave us power. And the fact that we've caused other people to Allah, because Dawa was the thing that changed the world, calling people to Allah, Allah says,

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Call to the will of your Lord, to the path of Allah. Because Allah is the thing that changes the Lord brothers and sisters, and our Allah close to if you read all of the stories of the prophets, the stories are what they love stories of liquor. They know stories of little stories of halal meats, little stories of how to dress yourself. These stories are stories of what's

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the story the stories of how he dour, and I'm going to say something very brave here. You will never be able to connect with the stories in the Quran. You will never be able to connect with the book of Allah unless you're walking the path of Allah. Because these stories about dour if you don't give down if you don't have a life of dour, you will never engage with these stories. There'll be abstract for you. You don't walk in the process of the Quran. The Quran will not make sense to you. You will not be spiritually complete. You will know I repeat this spiritual complete unless you start to call people to Allah. The Prophet sallallahu Allahu Allah, you sort of said, let me know I

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had to come after you.

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Enough. See, you won't truly believe you won't believe sister You won't believe unless you love for your brotherly love for yourself. And this Brotherhood is no Muslim Brotherhood. This is insane. Yeah, I know. He said that this is humanity. Mr. Raja humbly in his compendium of knowledge and wisdom. He says this means human beings because he looks at other hobby, other prophetic traditions that say a nurse that you must love for a NES for the people what you love for yourself. We won't taste the fruits of eemaan the sweetness of eemaan unless we love for others, what we love for ourselves. So the question is, who do you love the most?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Mohammed Salah, love it.

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So if you want to truly believe when the Prophet is telling us

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More than

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give what you love to others.

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So how do you give the love of law? How do you give the love of the Prophet Mohammed sauce on to other people? What do you have to do?

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You have the power. This creates a self image psychology. If you consider yourself someone who wants to come closer to Allah, you have to start giving Dawa. The Prophet is saying this, while he was sitting in a you know, you won't truly believe unless you love for others who you love for yourself. This is about our self image psychology. Allah says in the Quran, this is about our success. You want Ottoman history to be revived? You want is unexplained again, you want peace and justice in the world? Do you want peace and justice?

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Well, the way to do this is to call to Islam. Allah says this success is based upon this will

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lead to rise amongst your group of people like you,

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that will call to the sale of the goods. Even Kissinger said this is the whole of Islam.

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They call to the good they call they command the rights they forbid as their own,

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own on, and they are the ones who attain success. And the greatest success and success in the dunya by the ark era, as you know, to be said about this, that this means.

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So if you want to change the world, brothers and sisters, if you want to change the world, you need to start getting down in the way that you can. I'm not saying that you have to be like our beloved brother, may Allah bless him. nouman Ali Khan, he's amazing. I love preserving Allahumma barik lo, Allahu Akbar Baraka in his life even more, I'm going to see you next week in Texas.

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And I tend to come to Turkey, it's Allah.

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I'm not saying it has to be like this, but in your own way, in your own way, brothers and sisters, do your bits, do your bit, talk to people about Allah directly, according to how he which frees them from the slavery of the world, and liberates me to the expanse of gender, and the expanse of worshipping Allah.

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This is what we want to do. We want to care for people who want to give people good news.

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We want to also warn them, of what it means by running away from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So we need to get involved in that our

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brothers and sisters

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also can answer our

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she knows this is the weapon of the believer, right? If you're sick you make

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if you make, if you if you make, if someone's not well he made, if the political problems you may have social problem

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is the weapon of the believer, but the promise of the law says,

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You You will command the good and you will forbid the evil which is our you will command the good and you will be evil and if you do not Allah will be upon you and you would raise your hand

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and you will not be answered Allahu Akbar

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Allahu Allah is telling us here that give me dour, commanding good for being wrong

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is part of the process of our main being answered.

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This is important brothers and sisters.

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It defines who you are that power gives the thing that we love to others or we won't truly believe

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it gives us success as we said

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and also answers out.

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But what significant brothers and sisters it elevates You are the last isn't quite as well men and who is better in speech than the one who calls to Allah and does good deeds.

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They say here that Allah is saying the one who calls to these values of Islam, to tell heed to his oneness. This person is the best. The best person is not the one who phc and five degrees and big houses and all the riches and all the businesses.

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Allah is telling us who the best person is the best person who pull equals to Allah, and he does righteous deeds. This is what we must teach our society, our children,

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always giving us a priority to your brothers and sisters. Allies giving us priorities. The best people are those who are close to Allah and do good deeds.

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And our brothers and sisters is the most rewardable thing in the world.

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There's a heavy from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said,

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and I'm paraphrasing, if you call to someone, if you call someone to a good, you will get a hold of that good. So imagine that our you call someone to Islam, you've called someone to pray, you call someone to record and you cause someone to believe in Allah, you call someone to to fill the harmony of Islam, you will be getting that reward.

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And if they get married, and they have two kids, and their two kids have two kids, and they get married, within a generation, you will be getting the reward of the Salah. And in the fasting and in the song and the Hajj and Umrah and the reading of the Quran and the Sunnah. And all of these things of these people, you will begin to reward and on the day of judgment on your knees on you will see all of these beads, Vicar of

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Quran hides all of these things that you need to do. And you may even say this, but it will be long. Because you've called one person sincerely for the sake of Allah.

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There's nothing more rewarding than a call it

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nothing more wonderful.

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So this is very significant. Brothers and sisters. Tao changes the world. Because how do you think

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the Ottomans became Ottomans? Who is a before Islam? Do you know?

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Do you know? Does anyone know who to ask?

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Does anyone know?

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Sorry?

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pagans but as a culture who is?

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barbarians.

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They will do what they were nomads. Somebody was done with nomads. Some people were backwards.

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Before you

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know,

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before Islam,

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there are policies, pagans being a ghost is the life

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they were bearing the ghosts of the like, there used to be flies on the tents of women houses, which used to mean a woman could go into fights. Right? This is mistreating women, there'll be chronically justice, there will be the spilling of blood for no reason.

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And the data of the changed society

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and the Dow the Sahaba change of the societies to

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to the point where you have gotten to the point where you have the likes of the people in Islamic Spain, it's because people gave them power. You feel it was born Muslim just like that. No, someone has to convey your message. And this is why the military

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gives you the power is the solution.

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Because if you want to have the harmony of Islam and the peace and justice of Islam around the world, then you need to convey that

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you need to stop hiding and sort of being fearful of having a complex break those inferiority complexes inside you.

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You have nothing to be afraid of nothing to be ashamed of nothing to hide. In actual fact,

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we need to stop being selfish.

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We were selfish. We have something so amazing. They give us peace and harmony with Islam, that we feel so happy that we have connected with the last panel with the other, but you wouldn't have given it to others.

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Don't be selfish as brothers and sisters like the story of the man in amaze. We're in this maze. And behind us is our friends and family.

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And in this maze is on fire.

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And we have to quickly find out how to get out of the maze in order to survive, but only you has been given a map.

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So what do you do? You get the map and you escaped. But then you look behind

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You and the whole of the Masons was burnt down, and your friends and family have burned.

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Do you know why?

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Because you never gave them

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you never shared the directions.

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This person is a selfish person. Somebody's gonna say this person is an evil person.

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But this may be asked his brothers and sisters, we live in a complex maze of life.

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It's not a fire. We have friends and family. We have the map, which is the Quran, but we're keeping it to ourselves. And then we may survive.

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But maybe we've facilitated the destruction of our own friends and family.

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This is something to think about.

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Something to ponder upon, something to understand.

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So brothers and sisters,

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we know many things about Ottoman history. We know many things about Islamic history, we preserve minorities, we create economic justice, to create harmony, we facilitated progress in European renascence. But in order to first understand how we achieve this, we have to have hearts that deserved this success. And one way of actually creating the success or facilitating our hearts so we can have success is to do what is to do

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is to repent to Allah. And it's too too difficult on the last panel with Allah.

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These were the successful people.

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And also if to start engaging with our, to cause people to Allah.

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Because according to people to Allah will give us success. It will answer our glass of Allah says in the Quran, and as the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, In the heavy, and to put on top of that, we get any minutes reward.

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So we this is like a recipe for success. It's a pathway for success. Don't just be stuck in history, and understand that good that happened in history, by understanding why it happened. Is it because the people who did this have the right hearts, and they will give you the Dow. So if there's any lesson that you take from today, make sure it's practical, that you start to work on your hearts, and you start to work on others.

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So please, my beloved brothers, I love him for the sake of Allah.

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Sinister do

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I want you guys please. Because you know, I've traveled in the past six weeks to Michigan, to Philadelphia, to to Medina, to Texas and went to Hong Kong.

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And when I do these travels, I don't want them to be lots of people are very nice. Well done Hamza, this is rubbish. This is not a class. This is like Bollywood or Hollywood

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or turkey would right?

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Forget this, I really want you to just take some some of these ideas and concepts and lessons and take them home and work on them honestly. So you know how to open your heart to

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repent to Allah, engaging Vicar according to the

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appropriate way that your heart is in involved in what you're saying.

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And also sought to live a life of doubt.

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I believe this could be a recipe for success. a recipe for success insha Allah because I'm going to tell you something

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you may love your leader ever right? We all love him right? Now our blessing guys.

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What if you guys were going to replace him

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the point I'm trying to say here is that a good leadership comes from the people

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so it's not only having a good leaders but having a good followers.

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And a nice followers must have the right hearts and must school to the thing that these people code to,

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which is the harmony of Islam, which is the right ethics and value to create a good society not only for me, but for around the world. So don't think putting all your hopes on just one man is some doesn't work that way.

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If something doesn't work that way.

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You have to be the change is low, unless it is

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any more likely you're a hero. Indeed, unquestionably Allah

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will not change the situation of a people unless they change and fulfilling and work within themselves.

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So don't fall for

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The fact that you see great leaders, and then you're not a reflection of them. Make sure your reflection of the people that you love

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engaged in the path of fixing your heart, call others to Islam. I really believe we can have another Ottoman period. So Allah if we do this,

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and we can do this all together, okay. You know, Europe needs it, especially Greece. Yeah. Economic Crisis problems, concerns. Look what's happening in Syria, those what's happening in Africa, look what's happening all around the world, we need solutions to people. But these solutions are not going to be abstract ideology and abstract thinking. But this is going to come from people who are people of substance, with strong hearts connected to Allah, and people who are brave enough to call for Allah. As I said, I gave you all the evidences escaped, this gives success. So if you truly want success, then you know what to do now. Okay? Make sure you do it, please, for the sake of Allah,

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please, I beg you. Because on the Day of Judgment, I want to see all of you there, with happy faces, with Nord with radiant faces, with the book in your right hand. And you ready to face online. So you know, Allah, whatever you gave me. I did my best. I tried to fix myself. I'm a sinner, we all sin. And you said, well, you inspired the professor's on to say that all of the son of Adam sins in the best of sinners are those who repent. So I'll do my best to fix my heart. But I also did my best to call to your way, because I knew that's where the success lied. And I love from his mercy, he shall lie who, who take your say, go to Paradise go to eternal bliss.

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But we could only be deserving of that if we do it. Right? If we do it, so do it in your own way as best as you can. You have great dilemma here in this country, you have great new moms, okay, have a connection with them. And last point, and I've gone too long final point, inshallah.

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At the moment, there is a cultural clash between the people who love Islam, and the people who don't know much about Islam.

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But it's part of their culture, but they're more secular. Okay, there is this clash in Turkey at the moment, even with me in London with my old friends, many of them are secularists. And there's a bit of a clash, I realized something.

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Don't forget brothers and sisters, these people are your brothers and sisters.

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Don't see them as the other guys don't see them as the enemy.

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These people have suffered like you have their parents, their grandparents, they suffered from misinformation about Islam. They suffered from a social political movement that wanted to close the mouth of Islam. Don't blame them, they are a product of their society. They're a product of their cultures. Don't look at them and point the finger because three fingers are pointing back. Remember, just because Allah gave you the ability to pray, or to wear hijab, or to be more Islamic, that doesn't mean you're better than anybody.

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And this is what you call the spiritual ego. It's one of the West's forms of ego. Don't judge people, the Le pious criticisms of Islam, they would always speak to people with the view that that person will go to Paradise before they did.

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Because you don't know people's ends.

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And you know the stewards of the Heidi, there could be someone who sinned all his life and he dies on a good day and goes to paradise. And it could be someone who basically does good deeds on his life and he dies of a sin and he goes to Jimin don't have spiritual arrogance. Us and then No, these are your people, your citizens, your brothers and sisters, your family, these are your federal tax, don't fall for the satanic campaign that wants to divide gives them the power. They don't know nothing about Islam will lie when you speak to them. They don't have a clue. They're just scared. They're scared because of the propaganda. They're scared because of the misinformation. They're

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scared because they don't know

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when to empower yourself or not. Go into the arguments and discuss and debate being a tool and really see this as a symptom of a cause. It's a symptom of a cause. And that cause is they don't know what you know.

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So use Russia and be very patient with them as well. Because the last thing you want to see in this country

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civil strife, like what we saw in Taksim Square. And we've seen other places, sometimes we don't want this. We want a harmonious environment. Yes, people are going to disagree. But understand where people come from, understand why they think they think it doesn't mean you have to agree with them. But understand them, empathize with them have Rama, Rama, and really show them what the true Islam is about.

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I think this is going to be a big obstacle in Turkey.

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And I think you can solve it by not being arrogant, not thinking you're better than others. And really using Russia and being intelligent, and showing them the beauty of the Sun and the beauty of your way.

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Don't fall for the two camps approach. Society is not a boxing match.

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It's far more complex than that.

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So this is why brothers and sisters, please, let's not be the destruction of Turkey, just because we took one side, and we hate the other. Because turkey won't be successful like that. No nation will be successful like that. And nation will be successful. If the people who are carrying Islam, they convey in a way that people understand and people love. Even if they hate you for a while, even if they spit on you. Even if they lie about you. Even if they do all these things about you have patience, have patience, and urashima. And you slowly work to solve these small problems before they become too big. Okay, see them as your brothers. See them as your brothers and sisters that just

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need a little bit of help. Because they don't know what you know. They haven't tasted the sweetness of connecting with a lot of panel water and the sweetness of understanding Islam in a comprehensive way.

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cat.

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Finally, honestly, I love being here. I love techies. I think it's the most the best city in the world. I'm not just saying that. I believe that before I used to give talks I came in 2007 in 2008. And it's a beautiful city. You have great history great people. Your food is amazing. By the way, I'm a bit hungry by the way. Yeah. Yeah, I'm quite hungry. So I'm going to eat as though Sharla maybe skin Deb choppies Allah. So

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so you know you have great food, great people, great culture, great poetry, great spirituality. And, you know, I really pray to Allah that Allah facilitates you and you've learned something from today to start engaging with your heart and engaging the dollar. And, you know, all I could do is make golf for you guys, I don't live here. You live here. Somebody wants to ask you when I travel insha Allah that Allah gives you success, that luggages your government success, like gives you people success and that you are not only successful Turkey, but you successful for the whole world. And this is what we want. Okay, because what the only Prime Minister from the Muslim mode that went to

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see the crisis of the bernese of the hinga was the Turkish Prime Minister. He went to see them and he was crying. Yeah, we will move people like this through more of this Rama, this notion of Russia in the world and we need more of it isn't it isn't okay Mojos? He said where you see urashima you should see Islam. Turkey is very severe on South Africa.

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