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Hesham Al-Awadi

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Just concluding statements about success. And I chose to have these statements under Title seven conditions to set a goal. Because most of these people, if not all of them had a goal. She had a goal to escape and go to Medina he she had a goal not to confine herself to the needle, she had the goal to live for her son and make him a decent human being. And I said, Malik, that is, the other woman had a goal to utilize her education and to benefit society. So seven conditions to set a goal number one, the goal should be clear and well defined in your mind, the goal should be ambitious. Number three, do not fear you will go but believe that you can achieve it love your goal, even if it

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was an idea.

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Number four, transform your goals into steps. According to a practical plan that you strive to implement, there has to be a plan. You can't say just my goal is to achieve my PhD for example, okay, when in what? Which University,

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who will be my supervisor, for example. So the goal shouldn't be vague, should be clear. And there should be deadlines, or should should be time period. And there are long term goals, middle term goals, and short term. Number five, exhort all your efforts to achieve your goal. all your effort is like pushing, pushing the old Push, push, push, until you cannot push no further. This is HD hard, by the way. This is what a machete does in a factory issue. But this is indeed what a machete does in everything in life.

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Be it family problems, be it in physics, be it in chemistry, politics, economics, that he or she cannot think further. This is at heart. So once you've decided your goal, exhort all your efforts to achieve your goal, and incidentally, these points are inspired from the stories of the people that I have mentioned.

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Number six, have hope always be optimistic, not to be frustrated, the moment that you strike the first obstacle, always have hope. And always have ambition and hope that you are able to achieve that. And number seven, which is also inspired from number six, be persistent and patient, be persistent, and patient.

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So these were the conditions to set a goal.

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Now I'm going to introduce to you another theme,

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which takes us away from success into one inspiring word and that is impact. And impact is a stronger word than effect. Let me then

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articulate the lenses and the paradigms of my choice for selecting my heroes that serve the world impact. Number one, the narration of Islamic history is incomplete without recognizing the role of women in its making. And the stories of my woman will show you that you cannot have a proper history without the names in because they had an impact on society. Number two women had a tremendous impact not just inside households, but on society at large. No way, am I undermining the impact of the role of women inside the household. But here I am inclined to society. Society means the market society means children. Society means institutions, schools, human beings at large, not just my father,

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mother, daughter or son, husband or wife.

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But household is important. And I can change society by changing the household. So please do not misunderstand me.

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Number three, the impact includes domains that are usually perceived exclusive domains of men. And when I was looking for stories to do with impact, I was interested in impact not I was interested in impact, societal impact in avenues that are stereotypically

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monopolized by men. So you can see I'm not selecting any story. I end up having 20 stories, but I think only three are worthy of the narrative.

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Number four women of today and that's relevant to you now, women of today should aspire to leave a legacy of impact, even if limited so as not to become frustrated with the stories, even if limited on society that she lives in. I will leave this for you to decide now what sort of impact could be social, political, whatever. But make sure that before May Allah give you a long life before you depart this dunya

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leave a legacy,

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have a dream,

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and impact and work on it.

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And your dream might be, I will produce a genius for this society. I will be another mother for 700. Why not? Not in according Sharia, in anything in medicine, in physics and politics, in anything, but I am going to produce to the society, a genius human being a good human being, that could be a dream, you could work for it.

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What are the categories of impact?

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three categories, welfare, religious and political. And what is fascinating to me is the political because it hurts some men.

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Again, I'm looking for avenues that are stereotypically confines to men. Hence the politics, welfare. We have lots of stories, the women that participated in battlefields in their capacity as first aid as helpers bringing more tech and one great example is the example of this woman companion cold brew fader.

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I'm sorry roofied. There is a fascinating case, because she had a special tent. In the most of our suits are seldom invested in neighborly, you go to MSU the Navy, you find the tent? Who's sleeping under this tent. They will tell you no, no, this is not a homeless setting the issue tent or whatever this is attempt. This is actually a hospital. Really, who does it belong to? It belongs to a woman called her a fader. That is exactly was the situation when unless you know during the time of a saucer and when there is any prominent companion who was injured in the battlefield, they will carry him to the fight this tent inside invested in Nebo. She was an excellent nurse with an

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excellent tent. One of the famous companions was called side even more odd when he was injured. He died out of his injury. When he was injured. They brought him to this tent and also sell them knows that he was based in Rajasthan and also sell him used to visit him in Rifai, this tent.

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Inside this tent, of course, all the first aid or the medicine is set roofied there is a classic example I am not geared towards women companions simply because I feel that they have been exhausted and they are too famous. Let me introduce to you a woman that was engaged in welfare services that you know of, not because of her, but because of her brother

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salahaddin salahaddin, a yogi, or Saladin, the one who liberated Palestine in the Battle of hetton. Have you heard of his sister?

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You should be angry at the male historians because they disguised her but she is a fascinating woman. She is called Zamora.

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So Zuma, Ruth is the sister of Salahuddin. But you say to me, maybe she wasn't famous because Salahuddin was famous because he was able to fight the Crusades and liberate Palestine.

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No, she fought to the crusades, but not physically, but through welfare services. Do you know what Zamora used to do? Zuma road turned her house into a pharmacy. That was manufacturing medicine, for those who were injured in the fight against the crusades, and painkillers and tablets and all the medicine that was known at that time was produced, manufactured, analyzed, packed, marketed in 1000s. From Zamora's house

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in 1000s, this is coming from Zamora. This is made in Zurich, try painkillers, excellent from Zuma road. Zuma road was the main supplier of medicine to the injured Muslim army that we're fighting with sala de Salahuddin would not have been able to liberate Palestine without someones effort. That's why I told you that you'd have an incomplete, vague and confused, misleading picture of Islamic history if you omitted women from the jigsaw puzzle.

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But Zamora is a so kind woman, that her contributions were not confined to moments of battles. But even in moments of peace, she would manufacture medicine for the often for the needy, for the sick and for the disease. So her services were 711 24 hours 360 throughout the year.

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And I've put here a concluding comment.

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How can women be creative and think about alternatives other than war. So rather than saying war is a male

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domain, I guess. But within all there are opportunities. You can teach people first aid you can provide the medicine itself. Now, I don't want you to think in context of war and battle, I want you to think in your context. That what are the opportunities to me as a girl, I might not be welcomed in a male conference or in a conference that includes girls and puts them at the back. And all what they can see is a screen of the speaker, they have no access to the speaker, because he's only and he happens to be a male. And never will the male, welcome a woman speaker unless she talks about women in Islam. Okay, this is the situation, should you retire and surrender? Oh, what can I do?

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write books, have an impact on sisters, go and speak to the brothers and change their views? I'm excluded from mosques, okay, what can I do? Let me go and clean the toilets and the bathrooms in the mosque to show the molana that assist is not just a burden, that wants to pray and do not choose, he's able to cook some food on Friday, she's able to clean the do services to society, to impose on society to imagine that life is impossible. without you. You know, no man will tell you this. But a man

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might not think that you are important, because you have retired to his stereotype. And played by the rules that he defined to you. Because the roles that he defined to you are not important to him. He can live without your roles. But if you can actually, I'm not creating revolutions here. But what I'm saying I'm creating positive thinking for the male and the female, that if you can actually tap into roles that are necessary. Look, Look, she's having a tent in the middle of the mosque.

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Look, she's providing medicine in a context of crusades fighting, and providing medicine in a context of peace. How can society live without, you will always have ill people. So medicine is crucial. So you have to think what the society today needs, I will be able to fill the needs of the society and then Believe me, the male will come to you and say, Sister, please do everything for us. Because without you, we can't do anything. We'd have to reach this level, not because I'm a feminist and this extremist Marxist feminist struggle and hating men and lesbians, and I'm sorry to say this, but no, no, he's your brother. He's your father. He's your husband. I want to help. I don't want to

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compete. I don't want to conflict. I want to help you allow me to do so.

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This is welfare. What about religious impact? impact in terms of against services, not through rhetoric and talks, but through real services?

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There are loads of examples of women who add religious services through religious institutions that provide a society with services, indictments, our calf walk, not just building mosques, but building orphanage houses and institutions and schools, teaching institutions and hospitals and clinics, not just mosques. And you know, why not mosques? Because women sometimes think that why should I build an institution that I'm not part of?

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Why should I build an institution that at the end of the day will employ an Imam, that when I come and utilize this institution, you say, Sister, please go away. That's why you find in history. Most of the mosques are built by male donators, and most of the orphanage houses, schools. clinics, hospitals are built by female donators and because also, they are more caring. I'm not going to give millions for people to pray. You can pray anywhere, but I'm going to give millions to rescue this child from AIDS or cancer. This is the perception.

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A classic example now of this welfare service from a religious perspective was the wife of Harun Rashid, Harun Rashid was an opposite Calif, that came in the ninth Christian century.

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And the second Islamic century, Zubaydah, which is his wife, one day decided to go into a pilgrimage from Baghdad

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to Mecca. And during the travel, she suffered a lot, because in the way there were no wealth. There were no access to water. There were no hotels, Guest houses, nothing that could accommodate for the travelers that were traveling from Baghdad to market. The moment people reach Mecca, they were going to die out of thirst.

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So she decided to come out with this creative idea that I want a water link

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Between Baghdad and between

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a water link a well to be dug in Baghdad and through some connections like an underground tube that will link the well of Baghdad into a well in muck. They said to her Oh Zubaydah, this is impossible. This will cost millions of millions.

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She brought the highest engineers in her time. She said, Look, you have to think of a way I don't care. Look, this is the goal. Now. This is the ambition. Think of a way I don't care. They said to her, it will cost millions of money. And she said a famous classic statement. She said, do it.

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Even if you have to spend in each time you dig at dinner, some contemporary historian, he said one dinner during her time equals $40 off today. It means that dig,

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even if it costs me $40 to dig once. So how many digging are you going to do from Baghdad?

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to

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millions of digging, she said I'm prepared. And every time the engineer comes to her the following day. He says it's impossible. It's costing us a fortune. She says do it do it. Within three, four months it was done. And the people of Baghdad would make the art for how the moment they do pilgrimage.

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I'm not sure if the world exists today in Baghdad, but the location of it is known and it's called iron Zubaydah, the well of Zubaydah and from Baghdad to Macau, not just wells, she began to build hotels, guest houses for free,

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for free, and she began to build also wells, small wells that are connecting from Baghdad to muck

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and mosques as well. She began to build mosques rather than people praying in the desert. So I'm talking about a woman that was able to make life easy for men

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and also pray in mosques and sit in hotels by way of accommodation.

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Again, talking about our calf and indictments, look at this quotation, which I got from a history book about the Ottoman Empire.

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You are aware that books have biographies? Like for example, there are lots of books tabaka, inside and MLM, etc. His books have adapted. If you look at most of these biographies, narrating the biographies of scholars, good people notables in society, predominantly, they were men.

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So someone who wants to understand the role of women in society might not find it helpful to read these biographies.

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How do I understand them? The role of women go to the Ottoman Empire records that are in the museums today, and go and read the records of the courts. They're not just the divorces and the marriages. Go and look at the records that narrates and documents indictments

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and are careful, Harriet,

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and look this statement ultimate charitable indictments. What records show greater involvement of women than biographies alone show women sometimes founded nearly 40% of all indictments. And this is a significant number.

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I'm going just before I leave, religious services just end with one woman. To me. She's fascinating.

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Her name is Ahmed Benny or Fatima ventum helmet. She lived in 13th century Islamic century. She's quite recent. And for a historian to say quite recent talk about six 700 years.

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She is from Andalus. So straightaway, I opened bracket and said a good example for a European woman. This is a European woman now. We should because she's from Spain. She's not an Arab. Incidentally, during my research will lie. I'm sorry. I tried to look for women from Pakistan, India Mughal Empire, and they are a lot a lot. You just go to Taj Mahal and woman is involved. The

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woman Benin is a woman that was based in Dallas, but she then traveled and was based in us.

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In Morocco with her family, she had a sister and a sister was engaged in real work, etc. And I'm not going to talk about her sister, although her sister is also amazing, but I want to speak about Albany.

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What fascinates me about Albany is this religiosity, this angelic purity. She didn't do something that is unique. She built a mosque from our own expenses, but look at how she approached this project of building a mosque.

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She founded a very important mosque in fast, which is called Jama al kirrawee. Now, Jamal kirrawee, in in Morocco, is like the US her mosque. In Egypt today, it became a very well known center of attraction to everyone who wanted to study Islamic sciences. So it was later turned into an Islamic University, who founded this university at the mosque level, because usually at that time, it begins as a large mosque. And then students sleep there, and then it expands, becomes a university. This is how the story of classical universities and as hell was the Caribbean was another example. The one that actually built that mosque that later expanded into university was omal, Benny,

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Albany and decided for two things before she engaged into that project. And it's a fascinating example of religious study. First of all, she said, from the time and the moment that this mosque is going to be built, I'm going to be fasting,

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yes, but it's going to take months and months a month, she said, I will fast on a daily basis, until the mosque is done. This is number one. So basically, while the mosque is being done, she wants the angel to write among those who are fasting.

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Second procedure,

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she said, I want to make sure that not a single stone, or a brick, or sand, or cement or anything

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used to build that mosque comes from a haram source, or even a suspicious source. I'm not going to rely on this company to provide me with the bricks because I'm not sure how this company makes its money. But but that's not your business, your get you? Yeah, I know. But I just want this project to be as blessed as possible. So what are you going to do look at this creativity again, she purchased the piece of land that was next to the mosque. And she said, use all the sand and all the bricks from that land. Because I know this is my land, it's hard

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to manufacture the bricks and to use it to build the mosque.

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Historians say that I'm not sure if you can witness it today or not. But they say that if you looked at the mosque after it has been built, you can see the land that was next to it holds everywhere. It's very funny, and people look at it and cannot understand what's the this is the relation between this land, this land here was purchased to be used in the building of that mosque that is just next to it.

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So this is what I think is a fascinating story about Albany. And here at the end, I've put a concluding statement. I said, this is a fascinating story that shows that when women is religious, she thinks and does wonders.

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All what you need for this girl is for her to believe. And the moment she believes she can do wonders.

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But she is difficult to convince that's the problem. She's stubborn.

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But the moment you change,

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she will do more than you can think. And that's why I think that we could expect one day

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from women in this country more than we can expect from men. But you have to change them.

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Because look at what happens when women change. Look at what happens when Zubaydah decides This is what I wanted.

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When uncle film went on melbournian when roofied when Zubaydah when Zamora wrote, that's what happens when they decide to do.

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I want to finish off impact with a story. It carries many messages. But I'm not going to promote or market one story at the expense of the other all stories are dear to us. And this is another story. It's talking about a woman who is aware and who is concerned about the political affairs of her people of her own. And she is trying to do the best in order to reform the status quo and the political situation. It's something that is unique. I'm talking about the sister of someone that you already know, a great Khalifa who is called Omar Abdul Aziz. She is his sister, and she is called also Amil Benim she is called Albanian

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omal Benny is like Fatima bint Abdul Malik,

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My father was a ruler. Her

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husband is a Caliph.

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A brother is a Calif. So she is like Fatima bint Abdul Malik in the sense that she is surrounded by caliphs. And she comes from this elitist family and religious background, I'm going to talk about our encounter with someone who has been perceived in Islamic history to be a great tyrant.

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And this person is called a judge.

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Because we don't want to demonize her judge too much judges, on some aspect is a great personality. He was the person that led expeditions in spreading Islam to Africa, and middle class in America, you spread Islam into India, he did so on the oldest of a judge. But Hajaj has personal problems that I will need to articulate to you for you to appreciate the role that this woman did.

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The Umayyad dynasty is not an ideal dynasty, it had rulers that were good, such as Amara valleys, and it had rulers who are corrupt. And I don't want to now it's a very hot topic. This is because of the origin, the Shia and the Morteza and those who supported the house of alienvault. I'm not going to engage in all that, neither do I want to bore you go and pick up any book in semuc history and you will know what I mean. I'm not interested in all that I'm zooming now into a woman. But to appreciate what she did, I think you have to have a taste of the context that she was living in.

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So I have to do this very carefully without boring you. Suffice it to say that Amelie Benny was married to eat. And he has it was an injustice ruler,

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and yazeed he was the Caliph. And during the period, the Caliph was based in Damascus. I am seeing people already both look in a nutshell.

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Islamic empires had capitals. So the capital of the opposite Empire was back that if you know this, this is enough. That capital of the Ottoman Empire, you know, this, it's Istanbul, the capital of the Roman Empire was Damascus. For good hand, I won't say more than this. This is maybe too much. Okay, so three counts.

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So on melbournian was based in Damascus, because she was their wife, obviously, who was the Caliph during the moment and therefore in Damascus. Now there are governors for the Calif and a lot of them are corrupt governors. One of the governor is based in Baghdad.

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One of the governor is based in Baghdad. He's not a Calif. He's a awali. A governor. His name was a judge.

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A judge has a brother, who is also a governor, but not in Baghdad in Yemen. So a judge is the governor of New Jersey and he is based in Baghdad. A judge is brutal, but I will not talk about it. I'll talk first of all about his brother. His brother is called Mohammed.

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Mohammed is corrupt like his brother, Elijah, so much so that he mistreats people, he extracts high taxes from them he abuses men, women, children, people fear, mud, abusive coffee. That is his full name.

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One day Mohammed heard that he was going to perform pilgrimage from Damascus to Makkah, and he had met is based in Yemen and Yemen is very close to Mecca. So he said to show himself as a decent loyal governor, I am going to go to Hajj this year in order to see as IID and to assure him that things are fine stability, security, everything is fine in the Islamic empire. And I'm going to give him great gifts from Yemen, leather, all kinds of things that Yemen is famous for.

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melbournian the wife of yazeed heard that all the gifts that Mohammed was going to bring to us when he has it are stolen gifts squeezed out of the people. So basically they are of haram sources he has he doesn't know this

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many accompany dizzied to Makkah.

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When you are a Calif you have a palace wherever you go there is a palace for you in Mecca there is a palace for you in Baghdad in Egypt wherever

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melbournian said to her husband. Yeah, I mean

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I would like to have a look at the gifts that Mohammed is going to bring to you. Of course, look at this a wise woman. She's not telling

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From the start, there is a problem with the gifts. But she's trying to be diplomatic. So she said to him, I would like to look first at the gifts because I said to her, why, why is this? These are gifts for me? Why is it important for you to look at these gifts? She said, Well, I like gifts from Yemen.

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So he sent a messenger to Mohammed

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and said to him, please show the gifts that you have to Albanian, Mohammed Anil Hajaj know that omal Benin is the sister of our of natural Aziz and Armand have not disease hate both brothers, they are corrupt. So they know that Oh, melbournian know that they are corrupt. He knows that it's not just a matter of me showing her the gifts. So he said to the messenger, tell me remove meaning that I love them so much that I want him to be the first to look at these gifts. He just wants to make a statement that I brought you gifts, and then he can deal with Oh, well, Benny.

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So the messenger informs yazeed and as it goes back to Albanian, and he says it seems that Mohammed is unhappy with you suggesting he wants to show me first the gifts. And here the woman speaks.

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And she says to him, yeah, I mean, I mean, to be honest, I don't care less about the gifts. He said, Then why did you want to look at them? She said to him, because I heard your ameerul momineen that they are from Harlem sources. And he said, Can you prove he said no. But people in Yemen came personally reporting to me that Mohammed have jailed have killed have tortured people in order to generate these gifts. Incidentally, gifts here is not a watch or read flower. No, we are talking about camels full of jewelry full of things coming specially from Yemen in 1000s of dollars to understand what we are talking about Otherwise, you will not be fussy about a stolen pen or

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whatever.

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straightaway is eed. To prove to his wife that he's a decent husband and also to make a point that is adjust through law. He actually went to Hemet met him in Mecca, and said Dr. Mohammed, I heard that you've stolen these gifts. And Hammad said, No, yeah. amirul momineen. Well, I they are not stolen.

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But you could tell that it's I know it's your life who told you that they are stolen? said Well, I mean, they're not stolen? He said, Yeah, I'm hammered. I want you to go and make power off around the cabinet. And while you are making a laugh, Swear to me, by Allah 50 times that they are not stolen. So he said, Okay, I'm in a movie. I will do that. And he went and met off and voila, the oxy mobilizing 50 times that they are not stolen.

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Historians tell us that a month after that, Mohammed Satterfield died.

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Now, I don't want to insinuate that there was a connection between him and his death this incident. But the point I want to make to you is that look at a woman who is identified by orientalist as belonging to the hiding show she is protected in a castle or in a palace, yet she is aware of everything that is taking place as far as Yemen.

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I don't want you to know everything that is taking place outside the United Kingdom. But please, when you do know about things in the United Kingdom, that you think you can change and reform, do it.

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I'm not asking you to know everything about the politics of Yemen. But this is an outstanding lady married to an outstanding man occupying an outstanding position. Therefore, she has to have outstanding ambitions and aspirations.

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Actually, this is not what is fascinating in that story. What is fascinating in that story, is the encounter now with the big man with a judge, you have to appreciate who is at high judge, you have to understand who is a high judge, for you them to appreciate an encounter between Albany law judge

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and a judge is an abnormal character.

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If he looks at you, and he dislikes your haircut, he will chop your head off.

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They said that when al hajjaj passed away, they opened the prisons of Baghdad, and there were over 80,000 Muslim prisoners in his jail. 30,000 of them were women.

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That is, other than those who died in prison,

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and how judge could kill any scholar of his time. However popular that scholar is

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Whenever someone mentions the word of Allah judge, it's like when you say to a Jewish man, during the Holocaust, Hitler or Nazi ism, I'm trying to dramatize to you who was hijacked. Of course you have to understand something. Why was he brutal? Because the center of opposition against the anointed Empire was actually emerging from Baghdad, who are the center of opposition, both the Shia and the orange. They were located in Kufa and in Basra.

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It's logical, therefore, that if you want to crush this opposition, to have someone who's brutal, and he was indeed a good choice. When he became the governor, he entered into the mosque of Baghdad, and he began his hookah

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not Juma hot bar but the inauguration hot before his rule. He stood and said assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato walaikum salam wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And the first thing he said, I'm witnessing lots of one next, that I think it's now high time for them to be chopped off, and he's speaking to the mousseline and everyone is shivering,

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making a statement. That's me. That's how I will be dealing with you. So he killed a lot. He killed a young companion called Abdullah zubayr, who actually revolted against the Umayyad Caliphate. Do you understand now who we are talking about, he has no Sahaba No, Tabby, he has no red line. He can kill anyone, if he sees it in service of the security of the state.

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Now, let's zoom into this encounter between Albany and Elijah.

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Elijah Jones once traveled from Baghdad to go and meet yazeed in Damascus. So he entered while he was dressing all in iron and this dress that usually a warrior wears when he is in war. Okay, and covering his face. And he went with the IRS. He then sat with him and chatted with him. And as he said, okay, how's that? How's the situation? I was the whole outage. I was the shy, everything is fine. Everything is okay. Well, Benny is watching and have asked one of the servants to go and check on her husband, who is sitting with my husband. That woman came the servant came, she said, it's someone who is covering himself. I don't know who he is. So he said, I am worried he's dressed in a

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warrior's dress. I'm worried about his eat. So go and ask Izzy, who's this man? Just at least let me know. The poor woman goes again to yazeed and says, Yeah, amirul momineen. Your wife is asking Who is this person? And he has he then says to her,

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this is a judge. He came all the way poor man from Baghdad to see me. And this poor servant comes again to Albany and says, this is a judge.

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Then she says to the servant,

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go and tell you

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that if he was sitting with as Raphael, the angel that is responsible for taking your soul,

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I would feel more safer than you sitting with this bloodshed, and had judge so she went and she whispered to the ears of yazeed. And then she left he laughed and said to her Judge hotjar Do you know what she just said to me? He said what?

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He said to him, my wife is so worried about you sitting with me. She thinks that asthma is even better than you. And her judge, this is the Caliph and this is his wife, what can you do if she was your wife, we would beat her or you would smack how you would killer Simple as that. But she is the wife of the so you better be careful. The most he could do was to give him a private advice. After the girl left. He said to him, yeah, ameerul momineen, I would like to give you an advice.

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I would like you not to be friendly with women, not to chat to them not to talk to them not to smile at them. Those women, the more you become friendly with them, they become so bold and they begin to interfere in everything. The point he's trying to make is that you have to be formal and official. These sorts of advices that some brothers give to some brothers when they are married first night do this do that. Of course he does this the first night but the second night, he's ready to accept anything. So this is what he has. He listened from a judge

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in the night in the bedroom. He told

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melbournian about every single word that her dad told him, said you know what her judge told me, he said to me, don't be friendly with women. Women are this women are that

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Of course, I didn't translate what he just said to you. It's in Arabic because you will be offended. But he said few good things about women. The uncomfy cat in this episode will not apply and don't tell them any secrets. Don't tell them your bank account? No, he didn't say that. He was telling him Don't tell them any secrets or any private things be formal and serious with them. almost been heard everything and then said to him. Yeah, I mean, I mean, I would like you to arrange for a meeting between me and Elijah.

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He said Why? She said I just want to say Salaam to him.

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The following day hajjaj is packing to leave to Bogota.

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Amelie moving. He says, Wait for a while. Just few minutes. He said yes.

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He said to him. My wife wants to say Salaam to you. Now Hi, judge. Those are melbournian very well. He knows that she is the sister of our legacies. Omar Abdulaziz was the greatest labia for the sacking of a high judge. And the first thing he did when he came to be the Caliph, he sakta Hajaj. So they hate the guts of each other. And of course, the sister as well.

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He said, Yeah, I'm in a moment and I am busy, etc. He said, No, no, it won't take a few minutes. She just wants to say Salah.

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And I want you to imagine this meeting between a humble woman or religious woman that I did not talk to you, by the way about her religiosity. Suffice it to say that she used to fast in the day and make 200 in the night. But I'm not going to introduce her religiosity because if I wanted, it would be under Connect, not under impact. He said, Okay, fine. Now, this meeting was intended for nothing other than to humiliate a judge. Every bit in the process of that meeting has to mean big humiliation. So from the beginning, she said to the servants, when a judge comes to meet me, of course, she is going to meet him but behind the veil, when he comes.

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Tell me, they came to and said, Hi, judges has arrived. And then she says to them, leave him for a couple of hours, waiting. And this for a man is humiliating. When you have a day two or whatever, and five o'clock and she comes or he comes at seven. This is a humiliation, unless you're desperate anyway. So he waited and waited and waited

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more than a couple of hours, three hours, I cannot leave, he cannot leave the wife of the Caliph.

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Then a voice came from behind the veil.

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I cannot translate the entire dialogue the entire lecture. But to me, this is like a cold shower, on a freezing day on the head of a judge or even on the head of any human being. It's so eloquent is so powerful. It's so insulting. It is when a woman is angry and expressing her anger and she doesn't care who you are.

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First of all, a very beautiful introduction.

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She says to him, Who do you think you are?

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Who do you think you are? Do you think that you are that strong and powerful? Aren't you ashamed of yourself? Aren't you this governor who killed this great companion Abdullah and is

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the one who is related to our rasulillah salam,

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a Salam Al kalon, the one who prays in the night and fasts in the day?

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Aren't you ashamed of killing this man? Who was the son of a star when Abu Bakar that in apartheid? Who is the sister of Ayesha, who is the wife of a seller? Who do you think you are? How come you are proud and wearing this stupid dress of yours?

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Aren't you ashamed of actually killing Abdullah and Isabella, the first Muslim baby who was born in Medina ablon is very famous for that he is the first baby Muslim baby to be born in Medina. Are you proud of all this?

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And then she says you say to my husband not to speak to women nicely, not to joke with women not to smile at women. Do you know who are women and this is my point. Now. Do you know who are we?

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Do you know your salary that you receive on a monthly basis your high salary for impressing people and killing people? Do you know this salary? Where is it coming from? It's coming from this account and the tax of the gold that the halifa takes from us. Oh

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Women to provide for your salary.

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If we did not exist, if we were to be humiliated as you are suggesting, you will die out of hunger and your salary will be cut. So you have to understand and respect what you are talking about. And you have to be aware of what you're talking about, and will lie. If it was not because of the gold of these women, you would be less than a fly. Now, this is a strong one, I think. But a judge took it. Now he took it, but because she's a woman, he took it because she is the wife of the halifa. But if I read lots of conversations between normal people and a judge, usually he doesn't wait all that time for you to say you're a fly and you're a bug. No, he will kill you straight away. The fact that

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she's talking and talking and talking means that he's crippled, he can't do anything. And it's fascinating that he's crippled because we would not have been aware of this eloquence unless he has allowed her to actually articulate these ideas. Then she moves into another topic, three topics. So first, she talks about Abdullah mins debate. Second, she talks about women. And now she talks about a specific case of woman.

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Brothers and sisters, the leader of the marriage that was resisting and her judge

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was called a berhak. He had a wife and his wife is gold rajala now has Allah is a warrior like a bahat against a judge. They were leading the charge army against a judge. Of course, they were centered in Basra scattered all over the place. They would hit and run they would plant a bomb here and run. They were on the run on the move. They were everywhere.

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They say that I judge, the only woman he feared was Hosanna because she would come into Kufa in the night, burn houses, attack people and followers of hijab and leave. And they would wake up the following night Who did this? It's because Allah subhanaw taala was the name that when you say to her judge, he shivers he never saw his Allah. But he heard about

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Mulvaney and is aware of all that she said to him, Who do you think you are? You think you are very powerful. You think you're very brave. You think women are weak? What about cazalla?

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What about us, Allah that makes you shiver

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as Allah engaged in five battles against a hijab, and one of them all, and she was fighting against the hijab with her husband of the heart of the heart was 75 years old. And she was also fighting with her mother in law against her hijab. And her mother was also in her 70s. So of the hack died, has Allah later was killed, and her mother in law was killed with her on that day by the people of a judge. And only then was a judge felt that he was released when it as Allah was killed. So she says to him, You think you are brave enough? You think you are heroic enough? What about Hazara? Isn't she a woman? And isn't she someone that you fear? So don't tell me that you are powerful. You are

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only powerful on those who are freaks on those who are weak. But when a woman such as cazalla fights you, you shiver.

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Now you can go in peace to Baghdad, he went sweating, shivering, and he said to us eat me remove mean. Yeah. And he said to him, did she say Salaam to you?

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He said, Yeah, I mean, I mean, she continued to speak and speak and speak. And I said to myself, and this is the first time that this idea came to me. I wished that while she was speaking, the earth split into two swallowed me and then shut again.

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For him now to say that means that this is power. This is impact. I'm not sure to what extent Alhaji changed after that, but enough and for sufficient for him, at least, to hear these words that a lot of scholars, a lot of companions, a lot of women, a lot of children in prison, were unable to say to him in his face. A woman was able to do that. And very eloquently and very successfully. Now I don't want you to be like Allah. I don't want you to be like, Oh, well Benny and go 10 down Street, knock the door. You will be waiting for a couple of hours, not him. I don't want you to do that. But I want you to think along the same line as almost any petition demonstrations Riley's making a point

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about how you feel and what you feel.

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Cool. Hola. Hello, Stefan Ali. Welcome faster through Nola photo.