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The Purpose Of Life

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Hamza Tzortzis

Channel: Hamza Tzortzis

Episode Notes

Were we created to simply earn money and then die or have we been created for a greater purpose?

Very Inspirational speech.

Episode Transcript

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In hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah

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to proceed, the one a helot respected elders are Elena. I grant you

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the warmest Islamic greetings of peace. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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May the peace and blessings of Allah azza wa jal be upon you all, a one and a Hawaii brothers and sisters, today we're going to be talking about a very important topic, which is the purpose of life. This is a very important topic because without the purpose of life, in a way we don't have any life if you think about it, because you have in today's day and age in the 21st century, you have the secularists which are those people who want to divorce Allah azza wa jal away from Social Affairs, and essentially, from your life, you have the atheist who deny Allah azzawajal. And you have this resonating in society, whether it's in on education, at education, at the media, wherever you go,

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you see it.

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And their perspective is that we don't have a purpose in life. Their perspective is we don't have any meaning ultimate meaning we have to make it up as we go along. And I would argue, without purpose of life, without a divine purpose for our life, we don't really have any meaning to our lives in the first place. Because if you think about it, take a divine purpose outside of your life. That is all your subjective opinions. Your opinion on how you should live your life, or why you exist, is subject to yourself subject to your own, subject to your knifes your own disposition, subject to your ideas, subject to your own thoughts, it's all relative, it's subjective to yourself,

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and relative to your own ideas. So we can all disagree. And if you take divine purpose, out of the window, if you just chuck it out of life, then essentially you're left with someone who is a cosmic orphan. We're like a human being. And we just been thrown into existence with no reason someone's soul into this ocean full of sharks, and has left you alone, and you have to find your own way out.

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And if you continue this tool that you remove the divine purpose outside of our lives, then what difference does it make if I live my life as a shaytaan, as a devil, and you live your lives as angels, it makes no difference if there is no divine accountability, no divine purpose. If I live my life as a, as a devil, as an evil person, and you live your life as a very pious person, what difference does it make if we're just going to be worm buffet, we're going to end up in the grave. If we're going to end up in the graves, the worms are going to taste us and we're going to be one with the mud and the rats and the worms and the lice and the dust. If we're going to become one with

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this. What difference does it make? Maybe I should just live my life and get away with it and do what I want. What's in it for me? I'm alright jack kind of attitude. And this is why it's a very important topic. But we don't think about it though. That's the situation sometimes we just live our lives were brought up in a Muslim household, and we just basically react to our social environment, we don't really think about our situation. But Allah azza wa jal tells us to think of the Lord, do you know use your intellect, you know, use your mind. Allah has given you these qualities, these amazing qualities to refine to understand your perspective, your basis, your purpose, in this dunya.

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And it's very important. This is why he'd been Tamia, one of the famous classical theologians, he wrote a text about the awkward and the knuckle. He said, there's no contradiction between the article and the text. But you have to have a sound and it has to be sound has to be refined with the Quran and the Sunnah to really understand the text for it is so use our minds so we know our situation on purpose in life.

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Continuing from this, we know that purpose in life is the most critical question because if you look at the state of the human being, he's been thrown into existence, it's like we live could be like a huge factory, and you just wake up in this factory, all the windows are closed, the doors are closed, and people are just working.

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And you wake up and what you're going to ask yourself, How on earth did I get there? How on earth did I get here? What am I supposed to do? And where am I going? These three fundamental questions you would ask if you woke up in a factory with the window shot and the doors closed and people are just doing the work. Now who is the intended

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Guy, the one who's gonna ask those questions and get answers, or the one who just gets up and starts working in the factory, just joining everyone else like sheep.

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Think about this, who is the intelligent one? You just wake up into into this factory. So you go to sleep, you pray you pray when you go home, you have something to eat, maybe have some tea, have some cha have some Pokhara have something wherever you guys eat. Yeah, you then you go to sleep.

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Then you wake up in this factory, you're gonna ask those questions. How did I get here? Where am I going?

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What am I supposed to do here?

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But many of us, we just wake up in this factory, and we start working like machines

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are no different from a robot. we're no different from a social biological robot. Because this is very important.

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Because if you think about it, there is an American writer once wrote that your birth my birth, our birth, was like being born as it being kidnapped, and then sold into slavery. Listen to I'm saying, your birth, Uncle G, your birth.

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Your birth brother.

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A lot sisters, your birth was like being born and they've been kidnapped and then sold into slavery? Well, law II that's the state of the human being. That is the state of the human being where even the kuffar the non Muslim philosophers said that this was a concept called frozenness. You just thrown into reality with no choice? Because you never chose that you're going to be a black man? Did you choose you in a black? No. Did you choose that? You're going to be Kashmiri mirpuri or wherever you are. Punjabi, or Punjabi. Whatever. You didn't choose this. Did you choose that? You're going to be white?

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did you choose? Are you going to be gorgeous? Mashallah. Tamara cola?

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Yeah, I never chose I was going to be Greek that looks like a Pakistani. Yeah. But when you think about this, did you have a choice. You could even choose that you were going to be a man. Or what sisters, you'd even choose that you want to be female, you had absolutely no choice. And by the way, you had no choice

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concerning your parents. No choice at all. Even your DNA, the biologists talk about that we have DNA, even your DNA, you had no choice in your DNA, the thing that really shapes your biological makeup, no choice zero finished class.

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And then we think we're free.

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And we think we're free. We didn't choose our parents, we have no choice. We didn't choose the socio economic environment where our parents came from. We didn't choose the geography. We didn't choose our lineage. We didn't choose where we came from. We didn't choose our color, or gender or size or shape, none of these things. And we think we're free.

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And on a side note, sometimes we define ourselves by these things you have no choice over. Sometimes our tribe, or nationality is is bigger and more important than Islam, which is called as severe in Islam and it's Hara. We can't take nationality over the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There's nothing wrong with being proud where you come from the Sahaba belong to tribes and there was an element of halal pride if you want to use that term. But to take it over the deed. This was a severe haram totally. And there is even a very damning Hadith, that someone who takes their nationality over the deen is the equivalent of biting the father's private parts. These are Hadees check out for

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yourself. I'm not ashamed to say this is the words of the prophets of Allah. And many, many of you know this idea as well. But you'd be too scared to mention it. But we mentioned it because we're not afraid. And we have to speak the truth. Because imagine if I took my Greek Enos over the dean, I would never become a Muslim. Because in Greece, they have this concept of Eleni, gay Christiana Li in Greece. That means in Greek it means the Greek Christian community. So being Greek and Christian is one in the same thing. If you change your religion, you're not Greek anymore. You become a traitor.

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Anyway, so the point is go back to the main point, which is we don't even choose our parents, our color, our agenda, all of these things. Let me go a bit more further. Not only are we enslaved to this because we have almost a slavery to this because we have no choice.

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We also have a slavery to our own self,

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the carnal beast two aspects of humanity, our instincts our animalistic drives, many of us are slaves to our enough's.

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This is why one of the 11th century theologians Elena's LED and even Tamia

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about this and even Tim his students wrote about this as well.

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They basically said especially I think is that in his book The alchemy of happiness, he basically said you think that you know yourself, you think you know yourself, because when you're hungry you eat.

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When you're enraged and angry, you fights when you have the passions, you make love, and you think you know yourself. You're no different from an animal.

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But the reality of yourself is in your inwardness, who you are your activity, your actions, you believe your Eman

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but many of us are like these animals and you see this in our country in England, go to the town square on a Friday night.

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Go to Leeds City Centre, Bradford using nothing but fitna and facade and chaos, right? Because these people, they just reacting to the carnal beast to desires right now don't judge them though. Because sometimes we do that. Hi, look at me, I'm so great and pious, look at the kuffaar this is not a sinner, by the way. The Sunnah is to feel sorry for them and help them and want to guide them and be that and we want to bring them to us because in reality when it comes to the layman that

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Joe Bloggs next door, there is no such thing as us and them you know, this is actually us, and we want them to be us. Because we have a beautiful home called Islam, the dual must always be open and invite people in. So when we see people in the state we should actually feel for them and empathize and say, Come come back home because this is back home for them is the fitrah is the innate disposition.

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So as I saying many of us are just enslaved to our desires. This way Allah says in the Quran, Have you not seen the one who takes his knifes his desires as his ala as his object of worship.

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So you enslaved we can be enslaved to our desires are the carnal beast to aspects of humanity. It doesn't stop there.

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There's another type of slavery that we can't even escape social pressure society. Most society tells you and I'm going to speak to the sisters about this a whole lot.

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If I were to ask you, what makes you feel pretty many of our definitions would be not the definitions according to the Quran and Sunnah. Because according to the Quran, and Sunnah beauty is holistic, we don't say, Does he have a nice arm? Does he have a nice ear? Does he have a nice eyes, we don't reduce people to single parts, we see them holistically. That's why our Dean is the Dean of oneness. That's when we see the inner aspects of beauty and the outer aspects of beauty and it's all together.

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But if I were to ask you, you probably give me a reductionist view on beauty, meaning, oh, if I have nice eyes, if I have nice fingers, for example, this attitude itself has not come from your fitrah. And it hasn't come from the dean is come from advertisements, like L'Oreal, because I'm with it. Yeah, isn't it? We see this all the time, and it permeates our society. And it developed something called the social norm, the social norm. Let me give an example. I used to be an international project manager. I used to work for the government many years ago, and I was a bit of a loud mouth, okay. This is why I talk now.

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And basically, we had a PA, a personal assistant, and she was wearing high heels. Fair enough. And I'm not judging. I'm gonna give you a reality of the example I'm trying to show. She was in high heels. And what I noticed was she had like two pluses over the hill, and it was slowly bleeding. And I asked the question, what's wrong with you? Are you really comfortable in those? Yes. It makes me feel better about myself. I was like, Are you sure? Are you really sure? Because you can if you ask yourself that question, they'll testify against you.

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So why do you think that should make you feel better about yourself? Because it makes me look good. Okay, good. Why does it make you look good? And by whose definition? Is it really yours? And then I made her think and this is the power of questioning what lucky Tao is this about questioning? The Quran gives you questions will fit on full circle mephala taapsee rune and in themselves do not see I will admit effect goofy unfussy him does not reflect within themselves. I feel like I'm Luna Ella, Emily caveau wholecut. Have you not seen the camera hi was created. questions, questions or letters always give you answers. He's giving you these questions to direct you through this madness of life

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to come to a conclusion that Allah is one and that he should be worshipped. So use questioning as well use the power of the Quran. So when you give them the tools of questioning, they're like, you know what? And then she took her shoes off.

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Because she understands this is not really me. It's not in line with my fitrah It's a social

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Lies ation is seen as a result of the media. And you know why human beings are social animals, or the psychology at university and one of the reasons are that human beings by their very nature, they want certainty. They want certainty. They want to feel certain, they want to be a keen

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if they don't feel certain about something, including their own beauty, they go to the society, because it's like, almost like, the most powerful thing around them. Because it's a consensus. It's the masses, and they want to adopt what the society says, This is why brothers, how many of you have daughters who you hand up?

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May Allah bless your daughters, many of you, let me give you some advice. Make sure from a very young age, your daughter feels she's intelligent. Your daughter feels She's beautiful. You know, the future is beautiful outside and inside, because if you don't as a father, I know it's very hard because you're from the Asian subcontinent, where it's like love and being soft and nice. is no part of the culture. Get over it. This is your Jihad enough's. Because the Sunnah is like this the process I'm used to kiss his grandchildren, he used to have mercy on them. He just said, Yeah, Allah, I love so and so. So love so and so. So at the end of the day, we have to break through this.

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It's not just good wearing beards, having long robes and looking the part but if our hearts are messed up, what is the point because even goats have beards is dead protein, isn't it? And the reason we get reward because of the obedience of the love of

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the prophets of Allah, it was Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the inside is not there. And this is why many of our youth are astray. Because it's the parenting, what lie is the most important thing. So make your daughters feel pretty, make them feel intelligent. You know why? Because if they're uncertain about themselves, where are they going to go to the social norm?

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is a psychological process. It's very simple.

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And there's two processes for this. It's called informational social influence, and normative social influence. You don't have to know the technicalities in academia. The point is, is almost an established fact, society counts. This is why in the Sunnah, the province of the law while it wasn't good to go to the influentials for the dollar, because the tribesmen would influence the people. Do you see the social effect. So make sure our daughters and even our brothers, that we're confident with themselves, they don't have low self esteem, I travel the whole world brothers and sisters.

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And what I see from our youth, low self esteem, no confidence, not ability to talk, no ability to say something good about the dean have an inferiority complex, and it's not their fault. It's not the Dean's fault, it's the parents, what law he is the parents, and we need to fix up one of your future parents. So we need to instill this confidence from the dean inside them. So there could be people who go out there and there are people who lead because how he What does he do he should make you think you could take over the world, that you can move mountains by the will of Allah azza wa jal. Why, because this is how he'd, you know, we always think, you know, no hero, Bobby josephat, or

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the categories that are I guess, this is academia, these academia, but what does it really mean? What do we say about Allah sometimes that Hola Hola, quwata illa Billah there is no true power, apart from the power loss of pan of water Allah, if this is true here, not here, here. If it's true, then it should change our whole lives. We should never have an inferiority complex anymore. And we should believe that we could move mountains Why? Because behind everything is the will and power of Allah subhanho wa Taala when things happen is because of his win, and because of his goodra because of his power, not because of Joe Bloggs design his media Sky News, this that the other the

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government arm a victim. When did the promise of the law Why do some act like a victim never. Because they knew this basic principle of tawheed nothing happens except by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah.

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This was the Sahaba

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they had nothing. They didn't have the iPads, the iPhones. They didn't have computer systems, no technology, effective weaponry. They just had the Quran and Sunnah they had to read in their hearts. And there were a bunch of villages equivalent in a contemporary sense. And they arose, and they took over the world and spread the peace and justice of Islam. What do you mean that was because they had great weaponry they had into ballistic missiles. They had nuclear weaponry, they had diplomacy. You think that that stuff? These tea lizards are you talking about? It's because they knew a lot now. They knew a lot when they saw creation. They never said creation has intrinsic power, meaning that

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this piece of creation is human being an obstacle that has the power to change my destiny, then you know, is Allah azza wa jal and since they didn't know the will of Allah, only Allah knows the will of Allah.

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The night gave them an infinite possibility.

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This is the empowerment of tawheed.

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So we can be enslaved to society as well. And we see this even in our age.

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Culture, maybe not you guys because you're the pious type Mashallah Tabata cola. But let's, let's be honest, in many types of our family, if you go to a wedding, would you see, you see people who have been poor the life spend money 1000s and 1000s and 1000s on wedding dresses and gold, and you know, 1000 people are there and half of them they don't even know. He hasn't even related they somehow, you know, used to call them one of the pet rabbits hair or something. You know, that's how distant they are. Yeah. And then there is all about show and how much gold you had. And where are you going to go and the money and all of this stuff. And you know, God forbid one Auntie wearing the same

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wedding outfit she wore last year Loulou. Ella quwata illa Billah. You'll be dealing judgment scenario. Yeah. You can't be seeing her with the same shoes. Ain't wearing the same shoes. Yeah. Do you see the point? It's all about status and what you look like. And this is a social norm in our own communities. we've adopted a Bollywood Hindu st kind of culture. And we've made Nicola so hard. While la he was made zinna easy Nic card. Well, like I know, I see youth in students this they find it so hard. We've made Xena fornication easy and marriage difficult.

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And also, we have other issues isn't a document concerning the social norm education, he has to be a doctor, if he's not that clever engineer. If he's not clever, a lawyer if he's not that clever, Mufti, sob, isn't it? Like the dean comes like on the bottom of the list? And if you're gonna marry someone, even I've seen as a practicing sisters, niqab gloves, shoes, net, the works? Yeah, everything's covered. Right? And they will be like, Oh, I want him to be a doctor. And then the dean is like forth. What's wrong with these people? We've been socialized, isn't it, we will still this kind of this caste Hindu system kind of culture is permeated even amongst pious people will like it

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is a Hadeeth.

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To the best of my knowledge, and I can be corrected, obviously, intimately with the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, I'm paraphrasing. He said, If someone comes to your daughter with good morals, and you reject Him, they'll be fitna and facade in the world, they'll be facade

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to be facade. And then they said, why he doesn't have any money. Listen, what if he doesn't have any money? And you know how he replied, someone loved him. He said, If someone comes to you with good morals, there will be facade. And then he repeated it again.

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What is the profits of the law who it was, I'm indicating here, that this is the most important thing, not the money, money comes and goes, one.

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But yet, we have that social norm in our culture, that is not of a high status. It's terrible.

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It's just terrible. You just know my landlord, is

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an ex Hindu who'd converted to Islam. And he's got a job working on the trains, okay. And he said, I can't find any system.

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He can or can't find any system because they want this they will not and Dean for them is secondary. And any, and that's his issue is he, he's got a concern. And the reason we have these issues because we adopt another social norm, so we're enslaved by the social masses, by the influentials, in our in our culture. So look at this one we discussed. You didn't choose your parents, you didn't choose your biology. He didn't choose your society that you're enslaved to as well. You didn't choose social biological conditioning, you didn't choose your DNA, you choose your gender, your color, your parenting, your lineage, your society, your nationality. You didn't and when saved enough as well to

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our carnal beast, two aspects of mankind. So we're slaves

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were slaves. This is the only real freedom you have if you shoot yourself. Honestly.

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Honestly, that's the only act of freedom even though Western philosophers would write essays on on suicide, Arthur Schopenhauer wrote an essay on suicide. David Hume, he wrote an essay on suicide. I think some of them really understood the only act of freedom is to kill yourself.

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That's the state of mankind without purpose. Forget the drink and the alcohol and the fun and games they have used to go underneath that you scratch the surface. They're just slaves. We're all slaves. But how do we find true Liberty? How does the soul the roof, the roof, how does it find liberty. And interestingly, the word raw is linked to the word Aroha, which means serenity, Liberty. And the only way to escape from this slavery is to become a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the roadblock. That's the rule man, or the man is a slave to his desires. The man is enslaved to society, the man who's a slave to things that he'd even choose. So patrulla was so proud to be the

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chief of a tribe, even choose that you're a slave to that.

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Rubbish.

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Sometimes we're so proud because you know, we have the gildan Yeah, as we say in Hackney, you know, I'm saying,

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isn't it? But you're enslaved to your carnal desires. You're just like an animal, you know, different from the lion with many lionesses big deal. While one yeah. Make this make it real. It's making you

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so you're just a slave. Oh, you think your hair looks nice this day? Yeah. Well, you're just copying. So and so from the Loreal advert. You're just a slave to her. Really, you're just a slave. You're always going to be enslaved by how do you free yourself from this stuff by enslaving yourself to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Oh, Buddha said the 14th century, theologian and scholar of Islam are Buddha, having a servanthood a worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because Allah transcends you, Allah knows Hamza, better than Hamza knows Hamza. Allah knows phytomer better than fire. terminos Fatima, Allah knows Mohammed whether Mohammed knows Muhammad, Allah knows Ayesha better than he

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knows herself.

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And He created you and created everything that exists. So therefore he transcends so he knows what's better for you. So having that enslavement to Allah frees you and elevates you from the dunya elevates you from enslaving yourself to your conditioning, the enslavement to your knifes your ego, the enslavement to the things he had no choice, then save it to your color to your background, your nationality, to social pressure, to the Loreal adverts to everything. That is the true freedom is the paradox that you Your soul is liberated the roof attains Aloha, he has the same linguistic roots via the worship and Slaven of Allah Subhana water Allah Subhana Allah, you know someone really

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realizing this, that no matter what I do,

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I'm going to be a slave to these ephemeral empty things.

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Things of the dunya

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coming from the word adna, which means something lowly.

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I'm going to enslave myself to things that have hardly any worth. I'm going to slave myself to the animalistic, instinctive desires of myself, I'm going to enslave myself to things I had no choice over, like my gender, like my parenting like my society like my nationality, of course no.

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So how can you escape this these shackles by enslaving yourself to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And interestingly, what does the law say about our purpose in life? That He created man and Jin Ilia boon except to worship Allah

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is the most important aspect of worship, of course, but worship is a comprehensive concept in Islam. It means obeying Allah, loving Allah, taking him as your authority. And knowing Allah, let me repeat, obeying Allah, loving Allah, take him as taking him as your authority.

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And knowing Allah, as even Ambassador Raja Allahu anhu, mentioned some of these things as well. So this is the ultimate act of liberation. This is the ultimate act of being a true human being. In my humble opinion, if someone knows this, and they don't start worshipping Allah, how can you consider yourself a human being? How could you?

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In reality, You're no different from a piece of wood or this pen is made of carbon, you're made of carbon? What difference does it make? If you're just reacting to your just biological and physical nature, then you're no different from a pen. It obeys its physical nature, if you write it works, even or at a lowly rats, when it nibbles on decaying matter. And it runs through the sewer. It's obeying its nature. Its enslaved to its physic. Its materialistic, biological reality. And if you just do that the same what makes you different from Iraq?

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What makes you different from Iraq?

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That's what Allah says name. Bella. Bella in Arabic is like saying, it's like a rhetorical balega meaning

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no animals, even Western cattle.

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So someone who does this as Allah in the Quran, and sort of Bukhara says they are worse than cattle.

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So do we want to be Western cattle?

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Do you see the unique spin on this?

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Because we think when we move away from religion, we're actually free. We think when we move away from religion, we're free when we move away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're actually free by

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Actually the opposite. When you enslave yourself to Allah, you remove the shackles of all of these types of slavery.

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So

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how do we know this know? How do we know

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that this is actually true, we must worship Allah subhanho wa Taala? Well, there's a few things we could articulate here, let's talk about even taymiyah even taymiyah talks about the fitrah.

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The fitrah, and Arabic language comes from the root for raw cetera. And you have words like photron, and Fatah who, that Allah created something within you, to acknowledge his oneness and worship Him. And if you really think about if you take away parenting, if you take away your conditioning, if you take away some biological aspects, if you take away and strip away all of these social effects as well, the fitrah will be there.

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And you could ask it a question almost. Who is Europe? And then there is Allah. This is why even atheists on a sinking ship are no longer atheists. There's a famous saying there is no atheist on a sinking ship.

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Well lie. And this is a cop out. He's actually a key intellectual argument, because it shows the disposition, the natural disposition of man.

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Why are you pointing out to something that you don't believe? If you look at the BBC archives of the Titanic, there was some survivors saying that although we didn't believe in God, or last things were just praying to God. Well, law he

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that was the only hope. And what does Allah say in the Quran, they remember Allah, they worship Allah. But when they get on the show, and they say they forget him.

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And this, the aspect of the fitter and fitter can be justified even academically, even academically read the works of Professor Bruce hood, Professor Petrovich, Professor Bartlett and others from Oxford. They are anthropologists. And they said if he took children, even from a theist households, you put them on a desert island that would eventually believe that God exists.

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even see this in atheist communist countries, atheist communist countries, like China and Russia, look at communist Russia. These are huge statues of Lenin and Stalin. And he's almost worship them, they would have them in Oh, and revere them, which is an act of worship. So even in atheistic cultures, that fitrah is coming out. So we know this is true, because the fitrah is dictating this, that Islam is true, that worshipping of a lie is true. So there's a fitrah aspect is the innate aspect. We have another aspect which is actually is intellectual. Allah subhanho wa Taala answers these questions for us. We don't have to go outside of the Quran, Allah azza wa jal in chapter 52,

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verses 35 to 36. He talks about the creation of the human being, and he says, Do you think you came from nothing? You were created from nothing? Did you create yourself? Or did you create the heavens and the earth?

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Now this according to the Mufasa rune, those who explain the Quran exegetes, like Ibn katheer, and others, and this also the opinion of Dr. Jaffa, Idris. And even Timmy talks about this argument as well. This can be applied to anything that begins, the universe began. We know this now so it can't come from nothing is impossible. What zero plus zero plus zero? Is it three is zero?

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Can you create self? Can you give birth to yourself?

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Can you mother give birth to yourself? Self creation is a paradox and possibility.

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Can we have a forever chain of creation?

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This is impossible. So you must be an uncreated creator that exists.

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There is a simple, very simple key intellectual argument.

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So we know that a lot of the Divine is true.

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And we also know the Quran is true as well because it says your purpose in life is to worship Allah. It's a service right? Now this comes from the Quran.

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The Quran is from Allah, we have so many reasons and you know the answers as well. Let me remind you, Allah azza wa jal says we're in contemporary women minister Nana aptina, but to be surah t mithuna. He was the low Shahada coming dooney Let him come to solve the pain. And if you're in doubt about this book, we have sent down to our server, referring to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then we went chapter like it go new witnesses and supporters besides Allah, in quantum saw the pain he showed truthful in your claim, and we know this opens a whole window of intellectual arguments, linguistic historical, natural phenomena, a whole real array of arguments that shows that the Quran

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is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Considering the linguistic For example, we know that the Arabs of the time were the best at expressing themselves in Arabic tongue

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But they failed. They absolutely failed. Chicago from a human being came from Allah. This is why even Western academia testify to this. You have Professor Bruce Lawrence from Duke University in his book, The Quran a biography on page number eight, he says Quranic verses as tangible signs are expressive enough clues to the truth. They signify meaning lazing meaning light upon light, miracle after miracle. We have Reverend Arbus with Smith in his book, Mohammed mohammedanism. He said, The Quran is a miracle of purity, of style, of wisdom and of truth. It is one miracle came by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam at a miracle Indeed it is. You have Professor Anthony Jones, he analyzed

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chapter 12 of the Quran and talked about imagistic features. You have the book by Professor Neil Robertson, who used to lecture at Leeds University around the corner.

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He became a Muslim as well. He wrote the book, discovering the Quranic contemporary approach to vote text has a whole chapter on the dynamic style of the Quran. You have Professor multienzyme from the Netherlands. He said not withstanding pre Islamic poetry. The Quran is the most eminent written manifestation of the Arabic language. We have Professor Hamilton Gibala who go on and on.

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It challenged the best people who could effectively change the Quran they failed. It can't come from the best people definitely comes from the divine. It can't come from nature, it comes from the supernatural.

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And that's one argument we have so many.

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And even the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam when we look at his life, we know the deen is true, because we could never say he was a liar. If he wasn't a liar, that we know his claim was true. Because if he's I studied psychology University, and to claim that Mohammed Salah law while some is a liar, is to claim your own mother never gave birth to you. What law? Why not what if I were to ask you prove to me Your mother gave birth to you.

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You'd be very hard to find proof.

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Prove to me your own mother gave birth to you.

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All you have to rely on is five testimonies, the testimony of your mother,

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the testimony of your father,

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the testimony of the midwife, the testimony of the doctor, and the testament of the birth certificate.

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You have five chains of narration concerning your mother gave birth to you. You have no other evidence. And you know it deep down inside is true.

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But I would argue if you reject Mohammed Salah lo why leaves on me so quickly equivalent of rejecting your mother, because we have 10,000 1000s of chains of narration established to be true, effectively saying that this man would never speak a lie. That what he came with is true. This isn't the science of Hades in the animal region. In the science of the biographies of people, we have 10,000 biographies for Sahaba. And people in the chain of narration 10,000. We know the nickname, we know where they came from their good memory, their age, if they met the other person in the chain of narration. And they're all trustworthy.

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So to reject the narratives concerning the Prophet sallallahu it was something that he was speaking the truth. It's a quote and rejecting your mother, because you only have five chains of narrations and the people in these chains. They're not perfect. They're not fully trustworthy.

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To see.

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So if you reject Mohammed upon VPS Fine, go reject your mum. I did this once at Queen Mary University after a debate with an atheist Professor Graham Thompson. And this is half Greek half Serbian guy. name is George amazing. If lucky has neriah

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I could just I will lie will lie. He won't lie. He will lie that morning. After fudger made dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah let someone come to the deen via our hands or lie. He was a proper sincere doc I was feeling down or like give me a signal. While law he I was shocked. That night is too good to be true. Yeah. I was shocked. I was there some guy called George he had to build doubts. He read some books had to build doubts. And he was like, I could just see in his face. He's like, Yeah, I don't know. I'm not too sure. And we were there for an hour and a half Neely.

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And I was like, You know what? I gave him my phone cuz he's Greek. He knows the Greeks like Punjab is by the way. Yeah, our speech can be very vile. Yeah, very aggressive sometimes, although he's very poetic as well. And really, like, Can we break plates at weddings? So I had my phone I was like, Listen, bro, you know the historical narratives you believe them to be true? Yes, you do. With fugit Mohammed today sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, go to Egypt.

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Your mom could you know it's a cooler rejecting your mother?

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Because, you know, you got more evidence that he was truth than your mother's truthful. So go reject your mom. cater for him. Take the phone, man. Be a man. Cool. And he was like this.

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To be honest, find a Muslim office, you reject Him. reject Him as your freedom. But be intellectually honest and go call your mom and say, Mom, I now have to doubt that you gave birth to me.

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He became Muslim.

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He's been Muslim for a year now. And will lie this brother has amazing other amazing other you know, his mom. His mom is like Subhan Allah like, better than I've seen Austrian mothers and his mom is non Muslim. She calls is halfway having fun with the brothers. I gotta go guys straightaway, no complaints.

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Almost be home at night is that 10 to nine? Um, he's very good at what he says but I love you for the sake of Allah. Brother, Do you need anything? Brother take care yourself. You know, you know, you could just see that his son has really penetrated his heart. Yeah. So that's an example of showing the Prophet sallallahu it was speaking the truth. So we have good arguments for the deen. There's no excuse for us. So what we have to do is be people of the Quran and start reflecting.

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For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, what kennerly can do faster Ayatollah Khomeini attack charoen? And thus, do we explain our signs and evidences in detail? For those yet perfect Carol? For those who reflect? You know, if you go to the classical dictionaries, you know what this means? It doesn't mean Oh, this is a nice water bottle. It's not a superficial reflection, go to the classical dictionaries. Don't be a desert romantic. You're sitting on the deck chair, writing poetry to a loved one, touching the sun looking at the stars and sipping a glass of milk. Just to make it halaal. Yeah, isn't that kind of desert romantic? rather than seeing that you're

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reflecting upon? You must inquire the meaning of it the implications? What does it mean that there's a beginning to the universe? What does it mean? I'm in a state of slavery? How do I free myself from this? What does it mean to have consciousness I have a role that consciousness came from non conscious matter. How can this be? These are all questions that Allah gives us. It makes us think about man life in the universe and our own position. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says vain little bone Fein bone, and where are you going? You speaking right to you? Where are you going? Forget your blog, so and so but what are you what what

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do you want in your language speaking your language?

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Where are you going?

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We always looking outside, isn't it? Always looking into the stars? But the Quran always makes us look at this small universe inside the micro universe within the macro universe.

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This way, even Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Are you going to follow your forefathers? Even if the surname was meant? Or say it? Or Bessie? Oh, but yeah, we were the Pakistani names you have these days? Yeah.

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Even if they that's their surname, are you gonna follow your forefathers, even if they were wrong?

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Even if they were baseless, even if they were based on the truth, even if they followed a Serbian nationalism, and we have to reject this.

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Quran makes us think

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it's a thinking man's book.

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That doesn't mean you guys have to be intellectuals and PhDs? No, although I heard there's a lot of PhDs in jewsbury private hire drivers.

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So the point is, you don't have to do this. But you have to use whatever you know, to be thinking your own in your own realm.

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And you anyone could do it. Well, like go speak to one of your grandmother's, if your great grandmother is alive. speak to her. She'll come with hikma and wisdom. And she's never been to school. Until what the natural type of thinking, the questioning about what is going on in life? Who am I? Who am I? For whom am I? Why am I answering all those questions?

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Because no matter what level of education you have, if you're stuck in a dark room, everyone's going to ask the same question. How do I get here? Where am I going? What's going to happen to me after?

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And don't forget you want to Hawaii? The reality is that this life is nothing. It's nothing. It's like a blink of an eye. The reality is that

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the reality is the ocra.

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One family member just spoke to me a while ago and said when are we going to start living

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and I said we haven't really been born yet.

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Our real birth is

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Die.

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This is why mote and the other terms in the Quran for death do not mean annihilation, they mean a transition

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linguistically, they mean a transition.

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So this is like we're still in the embryonic stage of our life. We're still an embryo,

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you're still an embryo. When we die, we're gonna be born and we're gonna see reality, gender, or jahannam. Human beings naturally want to go towards pleasure. They want to run away from pain. So let's talk about the pain jahannam is forever. Do you know what means a 10 ality eternal, infinite, let me describe infinite for you. You're on a desert island.

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And all you see around you is an infinite space of sea. And you have a small spoon and a bucket and it's really hot. And you dip your spoon in the ocean, and you tip it into the bucket, and you wait 1000 years.

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And after 1000 years, you dip your spoon into the ocean and you empty into the bucket, then you wait another 1000 years, then you dip your spoon into the ocean empty into the bucket. And you were another 1000 years when the ocean be diminished? Never, never. Because the heat of the sun is always gonna evaporate. What's gonna be in your bucket?

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That's eternal, the horn. That's forever. That's the nature of this life is a minute long, you got a minute left, maybe you don't know, some Sahaba when they tied the shoelace, they didn't know they're gonna survive it to tie the next shoe lace.

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This is forever and we don't want to be in janin. We want to attain the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And there's a roadmap for this. And what's the roadmap of attaining the pleasure of Allah, first and foremost, believing in Allah, believing in the pillars of Eman and worshiping him the most important thing after this, in my humble opinion, and we say this to all of the reverts. We don't say grow a beard. We don't say do your hair like this. We don't say do your shoes like this. We don't say do this, do that. We don't even say none of that. Because Well, I think it's irrelevant. At that stage. If you take the hadith of Mati bingeable, when he went to Yemen, the Prophet Muhammad said, get them to believe in it if they accept then the Salah, and if they accept then this occur, so there's a

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graduate process. So the point is for the new Muslims, would you teach them Salah most important prayer, prayer, prayer, prayer, prayer, it defines who you are, is the decree of Allah is his obedience. And it is the manifestation is the enactment of your true belief in him and your purpose in life is to worship Him. So if you don't worship Allah by praying, the obligatory prayers, you're still worshiping other things, you enough your ego, society, social pressure, this is the tool, the mechanism that's been obligated upon you to free yourself from these things. So you come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala, to the bliss of the worship but also fulfilling your purpose in life.

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This way, Allah says in the Quran, if you forget Allah, Allah will make you forget your own self, which means that you having an identity as a Muslim as a believer as a true human being, is only through the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But like I see this in my life. You cut away from the Sunnah prayers from the of God from the worship, you're hanging on a thin thread. And you see I come up with things I don't usually come up with, even intellectually, because if we believe in Islam, even your mind is affected by your culture, your your state of art, you know, my inclination is towards brothers and the Ummah is a bit less.

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I'm not trying my mom so well my family so well. And I always think look is your worships messed up? Well lie every time I have a solid is bliss, not bliss, you have your struggles, but you feel it, you feel wholesome, you feel wholesome,

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major cause of depression amongst the Ummah is because they've moved away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is making them forget their own selves, because their identity, the the holistic nature of what it means to be human being for a Muslim is by the worship of Allah. Try it, taste it, trust me, try it, taste it.

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And you come to the point, that if the whole world

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were to argue against Islam, you still believe because once you've tasted paradise,

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you know, it's true that you'd been Tamia said you will never you probably never to gender if you haven't tasted gender in this in this life. And the gender in this life is the worship of Allah. The reading of the Quran is is praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Now, you may think Who am I I've come

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This method. I spoke to some girls the other day, I've got a girlfriend. I drink some alcohol. I do this and I do that. I'm not good. I lied to my parents. I pretend to pray. I'm a fake Muslim. I'm a big sinner, I do major sins.

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Listen to me very carefully, please, in the last few minutes,

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while law he By Allah, this attitude is an attitude from shaytan.

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Allah always allows you tense, always, always allows you turns. Don't despair of the mercy of Allah. Allah says in the Quran.

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Yeah, evadne all my believing servants do not despair, my mercy for Allah forgives all sins, all sins, even shook. If you don't die on ship, obviously, because it's a hardware ship that became less than they were forgiven. If he did previous ship and you do repentance, Allah forgives The only sin he doesn't forgive you die upon shidduch or you didn't repent from ship.

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So Allah is saying all those things, you're thinking about Allah's urashima and forgiveness overcomes this. Don't play into the hands of shaitaan that you won't go to the masjid he won't start praying because you go all of these bad deeds.

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Don't be like that. This is not from Allah. Allah your Lord is a merciful Lord. You will notice and who do you know Allah Buddha means his name is an intrinsic part of his being which means the excessively loving, the excessively loving is an excessive form of love. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah loves you more than a mother loves a child, you find me a greater love in the dunya

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The Greatest Love is the is the mother's love, but I love you more. To indicate the greenness of His love. All he wants you to do is repent that is it Toba tawaraya. To return linguistically means to return just to return to you and that's what he's saying. That's all he is saying.

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And he can't force you to do tober

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because that would mean there's no meaning to it. So us having free choice is a blessing from Allah. And he's saying I forgive just repent. Raise your hands tonight. So Yola, I have done these sins, you know me better than I know myself. I've done sins that I don't even know of and you know, but Forgive me, I'm taking the first step further

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and continuing, and you hit the floor, bounce back.

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No one's gonna be perfect.

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No one's gonna stay the same.

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Demand fluctuates.

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But keep with your prayers, that is the key to the success

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called the athlete helmet mean, indeed, unquestionably successful other believers.

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So don't despair. If one no matter even an hour ago, you did the same. Even two minutes ago you did this in Don't be in that state of despair because Allah says in the Quran elsewhere, only

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the disbelievers despair of His mercy.

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Remember, the doors of repentance are open into the time of death.

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The door of repentance are open into the time of death. And repentance does not have to be public. You have to write in the skies and the wolves. All I want you to do is to humble yourself before him. Wake up in the last hour of the night. Raise your hand say Allah. Forgive me, I beg for your forgiveness. I strongly intend never to repeat those sins

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and have an action plan for yourself. But don't get don't make it difficult. Don't think now, I have to wear these clothes, recite the whole of the Quran and learn a 50 Hadees learn you know the statements of the scholars and become a scholar and an Arabic and balaiah rhetoric and know the words of even Tamia Allah ghazali called to be Mr. Raja, but humbly blah, blah, blah. No, no was expecting that from you. Just pray.

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Pray, start with the prayer and move forward.

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And if you don't know how to pray, there's plenty of brothers that know how to pray and just ask them Allah says in the Quran, if you don't know, ask those who know. If you don't know, ask those you know.

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And just a word of warning warning by some advice. Remember the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said me no mirror. Minh minnow Murata mom in the believer is a mirror of one of the believer. We don't want our community to become a society of snitches and society.

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pointing the finger. Look at him. He misses fudger I didn't I feel so great about myself. Look at her he job has changed from from black to pink is too bright. Or she's not wearing jeans anymore. She's wearing maxi dresses, yeah, or whatever. This is shaved on. Because according to this pervade tradition and other venues in Islam, when we see a foot in your brother or sister it means you have that fault. When you see their sadness, it means you have that sadness. When you see that happy means you have that happiness.

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You should look in the mirror and you've got a blemish on your face. Are you going to wipe the mirror? No, you're going to change yourself.

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So we should treat our brothers and sisters like that. So we elevate each other not condemn each other, to make a place of love and Rama the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you will not

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go to Paradise until you believe and you won't believe in to love one another.

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Love one another not hate not mock no ridicule. Not pointing the finger no think you're better not be arrogant, not be non approachable, unapproachable, not to be harsh, but to love one another. So you facilitate this. Like when people come to this Masjid, for example, they should feel a loving home. They should feel love in this Masjid. That's how they should feel just like the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so one Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you.

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Obviously all the mistakes are mine and from my ego and shaitan and Oh goodness from Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana. Allah Houma will be handicare he had 111 into whatsover to Blake Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. There's a question here that Oh, sorry. There's a question here that says if you go to hell, can you ever enter to heaven? The answer is yes. If you're a Muslim, if you we read basic works like arcade Italia, which is a credo book that many other Muslims agree with. Obviously, the interpretations vary. But in terms of this one is there's a credo statement in the hallway that basically says we Muslims believe that all Muslims will go to China. This is this is

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arcada. Some will get purification and the Hellfire others won't. Some will enter Hellfire for a shorter and longer than others. But at the end of the day, if you were a Muslim, you would eventually enter Paradise as a good question. There's a logician in the room. What's the purpose of the hereafter?

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The purpose of the hereafter? So good question actually.

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I don't know the answer to that.

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For my initial reflection on this, which is not an answer, so don't quote me is to be in eternal bliss and enjoy the reward of Allah subhanho wa Taala enjoy his promise, because Allah promises the reward of his eternal bliss for the believers, and that's the Purpose The purpose is to be in bliss.

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If anyone has a better answer, please, please. By the way, no further questions I'm not a qualified Mufti in any way shape, or form. No other type of questions if i don't know if i don't know if i don't know something, I will tell you because just because I'm a speaker doesn't mean I'm a qualified scholar move to chef sob No, no, yeah. Okay. So I don't mean to be under the impression because that impression is a dangerous impression because someone who speaks automatically they're a chef. No, no, I am not even worth the Tony toenail. overshare Yeah, so whatever questions I can answer will answer. How do we break free from nationalism? You know, I think most of the problems in

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Islam all comes down to the knifes

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and Allah subhana wa tada helps us understand, or gives us tools in the court and to deal with enough for example, a law reminds us where we're going Allah says kulu knifes in there it can tell emote? Every soul is going to taste death. Your nationalisms are going to save you in the Day of Judgment, no matter how big you think you are. And by the way, to be very, very frank, the nation's You're so proud of our rubbish.

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Pakistan's a failed state. Bangladesh is killing Muslims at the moment. What else are you guys from? It's a failed state. Azad Kashmir has no political authority. Kashmir, the other part is taken over by India.

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I mean, who are you? Who are you?

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Who are you? You're nobody we're no one on nationalism. Is has been cast by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Look at our nations. We came in different on most of the karma feed on people and you're proud of where you're from? support Allah. I'm Greek I live in program from in Greece at a bigger Empire than you. We will be going to history then you you will you started in 1950s Bangladesh 1971

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You think you're somebody?

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I'm sure his back was crazy rubbish. I get so angry and this is because the disease in the onma You know why? We're lucky we have black brothers, they convert to Islam, pious brothers better than most of the Asian brothers sometimes. And they go to Asia and cha cha, cha cha cha cha. Cha. You know, I love you to beat us in the masjid. Can I ask for your daughter's hand? He's gonna have a heart attack.

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Because this guy, yes or no, and I'm telling you even some of you have this in your hearts now. Even you have. I know you guys, right? I'm in the Asian community. I'm married into the Asian community. Okay, so I know wagwan I know what's going on. Even if your pies are hot sometimes. You know, we'll never allow my black man never forget the Punjab became a main Kashmiri a Kashmiri COVID may have been goalie and Afghan he kind of a Marian Gani.

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Would you see the problem here? nationalism is destructive, is destructive. And it's one of the main issues of thing why there's lot of sisters who are pious, the unmount

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because they can't find some within the community and therefore the doors shut for them. They can't go outside of the community and this is a shame.

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So remember, we're going death and death who break us nationals are going to help us isn't going to take us anywhere. And I'm not saying this to offend you acquiring a whole lot. We should be proud of our language. We'll do the beautiful I mean, Allah Kabbalah What a beautiful poet. Well, a beautiful poet.

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You know, there's one poetry I like that was translated in English. He said,

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You know, there's a there's a big question that's that's affected the East which is, Does God Exist? But it isn't a new question.

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Does the self exist?

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You don't even know who you are. Are you thinking about God? And once you know who you are, you know Allah exists. While fianco sicoma Fela scillonian themselves do they know reflect? There's no see. So respect your language, respect your cultural customs that are not against Islam. But don't make it now your creed your art either. It is the yardstick is the the lenses, the glasses you put on your face to see the world. And it's all judged by those nationalistic boundaries. We are one oma hollows, whether you like it or not, we bleed in the same color. We smile in the same language and we laugh in the same language. And we eat with the same hand.

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Come on, we're one.

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We are one and remember this remember this? Okay? You know, my parents are not Muslim.

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But they don't have a severe. When I was growing up, my dad said, Oh, forget Greece. You know, I don't want you to be defined by Greek. I want you to be defined by your human nature. Turks came to my house, blacks, Asians, whites, greens, blues, purples, rainbows. Everybody came into the house, and that's my dad. He's not even Muslim. So why would my dad who's not a Muslim, follow the values that we should be following? This is why I'm upset. Because at home I see Islam, but they're not Muslim. But when we go when I go to the Muslim community, I don't see Islam.

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How does that make me feel?

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and other reverts, will lie and complain about the EDL

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there's more racism documented in the EDL. Listen to me carefully. I don't care how much you've been being up. There is more racism in the Muslim community than the EDL. It is the EDL they have agents, black Sikhs in the group.

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You know, we can't even even in Bangladesh, write a check to gonia and cut Marissa silletti

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is not right.

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It's terrible.

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I think we the only way to break nationalism is to

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to belittle it a lot, you know, because it's all based on ego. And remember where you came from, Allah tries to break our knifes and says, you were a baby. You could even wipe your own backside or keep your head up. And now you think you know your something. You are despise fluid, and despise fluid and you think you're special.

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So these kind of principles and realities will make us realize that we're actually nothing only Allah gives us the is divine, believing him and worshiping Him. nationalism won't do that. Even the professor saw him when he took over Mecca I believe, he stumped his voice that nationalism is under my foot.

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Think about this.

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A few years ago, in one relatively 10 5060 years ago, 70 years ago, some guy a colonialist who killed your forefathers drank their blood almost embedded in the books went on a map

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And he drew some lines on a map. And you define yourself by those lines.

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Think about that.

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Yes, before the big bang, why can we not believe that matter has pre existed eternally, and that total energy in the universe is zero? You're probably reading Professor Cross's book, a universe from nothing? Well, first of all, most he doesn't believe is actually zero. He says it's very close to zero. Secondly, if you read the works of cosmology at the moment, especially Professor Lawrence Krauss is very popularize science. But essentially, when he means nothing, he means the quantum vacuum, which is actually something and according to most cosmologists, the quantum vacuum actually began. So that's not an issue at all, from that perspective, how to argue as an atheist, please also

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allude to bit how you came to Islam. That's too much of a long story is the last question. So how to argue the atheist? The question is wrong, you shouldn't really argue with an atheist, you should just basically discuss and have warm dialogue with them. You know, when you see debates online, don't see that our debates is intellectual jihad. Yeah, removing the influential that affect the ummah. But when it comes to normal people, they're human beings and treat them like that. Don't Don't give doubt, to the judgment give doubt to the reality. If I knew he was an atheist look at the law, but say he was an atheist, for example, hypothetically, I don't want to start judging him

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because he's an atheist, called scientific, rejecting the truth. Because the prophets of Allah what it was, it was never like that. When he said to Sahaba, he said, Don't speak to me about anyone else, I want to connect with them how they should be connected with. So if I want to connect with this guy, atheist, I don't want to connect with my perception of what an atheist is. I want to connect with who he is. Because maybe he's an atheist because his mom passed away when he was three years old of cancer and he can't explain it. But if I never connect with him properly, I just connect with my judgment of him. I will never understand that. So therefore we have to be we have to

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follow the Sunnah Don't fall for the trap. Just because people judge us we don't have to use the same mechanisms that we have to follow the Sunnah given the attention, Rama, compassion, mercy connection. And then, you know, use the arguments that we learned from Islam, for example, is universe began, there's no doubt about that. Did it come from nothing? And when you told me how it will come from nothing? Did it create itself? Or was it created? What's the best answer? And start from that, and then you can work your way forward in Sharla. But to be honest, I think atheism has nothing to do with intellectuality is to do with emotions is to do with psychology. And a lot has to

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do with your behavior in Charlotte. And so, you know, there's more of the questions of for sure we kind of just because of time, but our last panel was Allah bless you guys. And, and,

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and got you Jennifer dose, and forgive you. We just had one question from the floor. The floor. Okay. Okay, one question is fine.

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Yes.

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No, no, no.

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No, I'm neither I just like reading. And plus, that Higgs boson stuff I learned was from a professor. Although there's some other YouTube clips saying, I don't know what I'm talking about. But they don't know what they're talking about. Because actually took it directly of a professor. So we follow the Quranic merit, if you don't know, ask those who know. And that's very important. So, you know, you know, one thing I find really difficult as well, especially in the West,

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you know, they promote free thinking and reading and intellectual activity. But the moment you have a stance about something, they say, Who are you, as if you have to have things at the end of your name for you to, to have a perspective. And that's the irony. And the irony is, if you follow that, then we'll have a new priesthood. Because we could only know things if we asked the professor. Do you see so we have a new priesthood. The point is for the Quranic paradigm, the professor Some said that wisdom is the position of the believer where he finds it, you take it. And also, if you don't know, ask those who know. So if someone articulate something that is based on show knowledge from an

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a valid source, there's nothing wrong with talking about it. But the key thing in the data is, when you speak about something, make sure you know what you're speaking about, because sometimes we talk about evolution, but we have no clue. We think evolution is we came from monkeys. And that's actually not true. By the way. Evolution means we have a common ancestor with monkeys. Yeah. Not that we came from monkeys. Yeah, there's a big difference. Yeah. So the point is, when we know something we have when we speak about them, we have to make sure that we know and the point about the Higgs boson thing was to show that it doesn't deny God. It says basically, they found the

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particle that makes up the Higgs field. And the Higgs field is a thing that was switched on in the early universe that gave subatomic particles mass mass is very simple. You could even

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Go on Google and Wikipedia, and you get exactly the same answer. So the point was because some Muslims are really scared because I used to call it the God Particle, but it's not you know, it used to be called the god damn particle because they couldn't find it and they'll be like God damn we can't find the particle. But see what the media does it popularize things in a wrong way. And they call it the God Particle by has nothing to do with God. It just they found a particle that makes up the Higgs field is called the Higgs boson. And the Higgs field was switched on to give particles mass and that doesn't deny God or even affirm it really say yeah, the point of the video was to show

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it makes no difference. It's like saying so get over pray. You see, that was the point. But you're right. And I think the reason people like we have to do these videos and others like abderrahim green and ignatian and others The reason we do this although we don't have an academic background in these things, but we do this show we get it from academics. The reason we do it is because we're the Muslims

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well law here I feel like a fraud I don't want to be here. You think I want to do dollar you think I want to be here? Okay, do for the reward. But the point is,

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there are 1000s of earlier math I'm done already loom just around the corner in US bury

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us ha, Medina, NACA in all the institutions or 1000s of urla in this country, many times more qualified than anyone probably seeing here, including myself. But where are they?

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Where are they show me them? Show me? Where are they against the atheist against the secularists against the Tom Holland's of the world when he did the Channel Four documentary saying that Mohammed Hassan didn't exist, or there's no history for him. Where are they? He has to take miskeen people like us, and we know a muskie, we don't hide that fact. We're miskeen we're illiterate, compared to the Atlanta, but someone has to stand up.

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who's standing? And this is why I'm thinking what have these institutions done to these dilemma? They gave them the knowledge but wisdom motivation was this deed and that is the for the dean, what do they end up doing? writing books on Moodle?

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Don't get me wrong, if one will do is an essential part of worship. But it's not there's no gap in the knowledge. How many forms of Voodoo do we have? Find say for say five to six. But the books are available in every language. Why do you have to reinvent the wheel? There are so many more important things that the oma is facing now. Arcadia is a clash of Arcadia now, you know, 250,000 Muslims in Europe believe the deen of Islam every year.

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6000 in Bradford 3000 in gratitude every year,

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he's standing up, he's standing up.

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And we're all responsible.

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It's a collective thing. You know, you don't have to be a professor to give down. You know,

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we do our best. And we do many mistakes. Of course, we do loads of mistakes. But as the LMS say, the one who's never done mistake in the Dow before has never done that before. Yeah. So, you know,

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I'm sorry for using your question just to say something else. But I think he's important, because I think the most important thing that we lack is not knowledge because we have all the Atlanta we have everybody it's just the motivation is that seed that we planted in someone's heart, that gives them this zeal for the deen to defend the deen of Allah Subhana water and to and to proclaim it or lsvt Robic called the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And anyone could do it. The professor gave you ijazah many years ago at Georgia from any Mufti, the professor said, convey for me, even if it's one ayah. Now the condition is that you know, the ayah and you know what you're talking about? And

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that's it. So, so May Allah make it easy for us? And, you know, may Allah motivate the people that deserve to be here because I don't deserve to be here. I'm a fraud from that perspective. And I believe all the art Where are the organization that I'm from, I believe that too, but they're thinking Someone has to stand up, then and we want everyone to, that's why we want to engage with communities and motivate them. So we see people become better, much better and much more articulate and much more effective and much more in line with the Sunnah. And if we always have that mentality, then Allah will make it easy for us. I think if it's not just about us and ego and galavan in the

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world, but it's about developing people and making sure they're better than us. Then maybe a little more Baraka inshallah.