Oppressor Or Liberator Of Women

Hussain Kamani


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Listen to the wonderful stories about our Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) that would change the views on how people consider women in Islam. The talk does not only cover the behavior towards your spouse but your offspring, parents, companions, enemies and animals too.

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The speaker discusses the history and use of words to describe actions and teachings, including the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him being the one who gives peace to all of humanity. The transformation of men and women in society, including the shift from marriage to marriage and the need for women to serve their parents' needs, is emphasized. The importance of finding support for women and finding a partner to make them feel the right way is emphasized, along with the need for people to recount their experiences and learn to write with their character to create a better environment. The speaker also highlights the negative impact of over-recurring issues on women's well-being and how it affects the overall well-being of the human body.

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on to our second lecture and

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reading today is

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liberation of woman will be presented by Sam Murphy saying Come on,

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come on, come on. He was born in the Hindu revertas our mother and a Muslim father in Western Kentucky.

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Okay save the money and the one on the went.

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With the same command he underwent a journey of lifetime in pursuit of sacred Islamic knowledge. He began his pursuit of Islamic science at the age of six to memorize the whole anti fraud Academy of Roma Medina in Buffalo, New York, of the St. Tammany then traveled across the world United Kingdom attaining more advanced for my static authorized authorizations in the field of theology. Currently Moschino Saint Germain is an arm of Islamic center of Chicago for the help of Allah He is constantly constantly working on projects and programs to cater towards the need of Muslims youth and the Greater Chicago Community.

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Without further ado, learning University is turning society with the present.

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We're a little mechanical.

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After facing the loss of kind of more data, we deserves all praise and sending salutations on episode 100.

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And I can greet everyone.

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Today we have a very interesting topic I had, and there's so much to discuss.

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But it will have a lot. I'll try to cover as much as I can of this topic in the allotted time.

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The problem comes to love on your set of whatever it is that a lot more than a prayer we say after the problem come with a name, which means peace be applied for peace and blessings be upon. This is a phrase I'll be using frequently whenever I say his name. And likewise as Muslim whenever we say any province name, any prophet liberal Prophet Moses, Jesus, we say alayhis salaam means peace be upon peace be upon it. So these are words I'll be using commonly. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was sent as sent to the world as a mercy to all mankind.

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And he was not the only profit centers of mercy, all Prophets came to share mercy with their community. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him being the final of the messengers, and his message being universal into all the world. Therefore he was a mercy to all of mankind. And also kind of with Allah, He says this,

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Allah says in the holy book,

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we have not sent to you but as a mercy to all of the worlds. As far as a creation is your message will serve as a mercy for all of them, your character will serve as a mercy for them, your your presence will serve as a mercy for them. And how so? The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. His search, His mercy was such that through the guidance that he presented to the people, meaning the Holy Scripture, the book, the text, people were once again able to connect themselves with a lot of

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people, once again, able to give themselves a reality check and understand the reality of life and save themselves from the pits of the fire hall and the punishment of this world that people were guiding themselves towards, as we see in the life of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, where he came at a time where civilization was at its low, right? You had superpowers that were fighting against one another, and they're fighting against one another was directly impacting the economy, the Society of the world at large. And all you can see was war going back and forth, back and forth. in smaller communities, smaller, smaller societies were abandoned altogether.

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So these communities have no education at all. In order for someone to be something you have to be from a larger community, you have to belong to a particular Empire live in a greater community, a greater city, one will live in a smaller community, one who wasn't, you know, attached to a tribe or some sort of abida, right, some family, that person had nothing at all. And the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him when he came to the people. What he did was that he brought a message that was not only for the elite, his education was not only for the higher community, but it was for every single person that lived on the face of this earth. Right. So when we look at the prophets of Allah, while

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he was, we see that he served as a mercy for all of mankind, and how so by delivering the text to them, and allowing them the opportunity to once again reconnect with their Lord, the prophet peace be upon him was a mercy to the older the elderly, in the community, household and our society. And in our culture, people would disrespect elders, right, those who are more older in the community, the younger the shoved them around, you know, vandalize their houses, trip them over and make jokes and laugh at them. Poor men will weep for women will be you couldn't defend themselves, the young would abuse it. The Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him said they sent me

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the one who cannot honor their elders is not from amongst us. So here the honor the elder, then there are those working adults and had no mercy on their kids. When man came to the public 100 peace be upon him and said, O Messenger of Allah, I see you kissing children on the forehead. The Prophet peace be upon him said I kiss my kids on the forehead, because I love them, I have mercy for them in my heart. And he said, O Messenger of Allah, I have had nine to 10 children, and I have never kissed any of them. And the Prophet peace be upon him said, it is not my fault that you have no mercy in your heart. And in the public, based upon him said they Selena was

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the one who does not have mercy on the young ones is also not folks. People would beat their kids and really badly beaten, bruised and bleeding, right. And that property should be clearly prohibited does that no such abuse can ever be permissible, so he was a mercy for the young ones. As for the animals, the prophet peace be upon him, he told the companions that when you ride an animal, after you ride the animal for your journey, be sure to give it enough rest food and provisions and let it once again regain its energy before him on the second before we move on to the secondary, the competition point of view livered animal rights and animal rights to such a level that the Prophet

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peace be upon him. He tells us on the story from the nations of the past that there was a nation there was a nation that came before us. And amongst them, there was a lady who was known for her adultery, right? She was a prostitute within the community. And the Prophet peace upon him tells us of something that she did. And what did she do, she's traveling through the lands, and she comes by this well, and she sees this well there and right at the mouth of the well, there's a dog there, and the dog is so thirsty that it's trying to drink from the wall, but it can't drink because if it lowers itself in the well, it won't be able to get out again, the water is deep and low inside. So

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this lady when she sees this thirsty dog at the mouth of the world, she takes off her sock, and those socks are made of leather, right, and she dips it inside that the inside that inside that well she fills it with water and then gives that water to the dog. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said her mercy for the animal will be her key to paradise. Her mercy from the animal will be her entry into paradise. The companions were once sitting, and they were practicing their their their their aim, they were practicing their aim their archery. And while they were practicing their archery in order to make it fun, they had tied some verbs to a tree. And there we're seeing whoever

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can hit the bird. And whoever hit the bird, all the missed arrows have belonged to that person. So everyone was thinking they're trying to bird and the arrow missed. They were taking a pilot up on the side, and the one who hits the bird, what would he get

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all the arrows. So the Prophet peace be upon him, he corrected them on both things. First thing he said to them is that this is gambling. And gambling is something that is prohibited within the faith. And the second thing that he credited that he corrected them on when he said that to feel shame and finger ruffo do not take something that has a soul in it as a target just for fun. you're targeting it and trying to make your mirror even better by aiming at something that has a life of its own inside it. So the point that I'm trying to make is that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was a mercy to all of mankind, and not only his friends and the animals, but also his enemy.

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Right, the very famous story, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is traveling. And while he's traveling with his companions, it's the intense heat of the afternoon in Arabia turns into an entire furnace read the entire Arabian lanterns into a furnace. And the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon and tells us companions let us rest during this hour because it's too hard to travel during this heat. So the rest of the fine shape. There are some trees there. The Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him. He he settles down underneath one of the trees and he lives out. Before he lies down. He takes off the sword. He hangs on one of the branches and he falls asleep and other companions are scattered

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around wherever they find a little space but all sleeping there.

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There's one person walking past and sees all the companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is lying down on the ground is sort of hanging from the branch. And this guy was the enemy of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And his dream was to kill the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And he very quietly sneaks up to the Prophet. he slips off the sword from the branch, he unsheathed the sword, and he points it right at the prophets net, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him feel something against the storm, he opened his eyes and he sees this guy standing on six foot tall with a blade in his head pointing right at his neck.

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What are you doing?

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He says to him, the other guy replies back by saying, many oxen will come in similkameen, who's gonna protect you from me today?

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Who's gonna protect you right now. And then the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, Allah, God.

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And as soon as Allah, that person fell down, and

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he picked up the sword, he stood on his chest, to put the sword to his neck. And he said to him, many out soon will come in me who will protect you from me today.

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And he said, You have mercy. And the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, You have spoken the truth, and he put the sword back inside. And he said to that person you can go, the narration is different. The first narration says that he did not accept this lump. But he made a promise that he would never ever spread negative propaganda or hate towards the Muslims ever again. And the second narration says that person accepted Islam. And there are tons of examples like this. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was born in the city of macoco. This is the city he was born in. Any most anyone know here how long he lived there. I mean, years that he lived there. Very good. Someone said

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53. Exactly. He was born. He got profited at the age of 40. After the age of 40, he remained in the city of Makkah with Prophethood for 13 years. So 13 and 14 that gives you 53, he lived in the city of Mecca for 53 years. Okay, as Muslims, we believe that all profits are granted Prophethood at the age of 40, minus two, only two profits were granted profit from birth. All of the profits are granted profited at the age of 40, including the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Anyone know who the two profits were branded profits from a young age. So one was Jesus. Right? When he spoke from the cradle. He said that in meopta, love

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via a lot has given me a book, and he has made me a prophet. He spoke from the cradle and he said, Allah has made me a prophet. God has made me a prophet. He was one of the prophets that was born a prophet. And the second was his cousin.

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Yeah, right. Are you on the job? Right? He's a lawyer. That's it. Yeah.

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What are they now?

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severe that all Oh, john. Oh, yeah. Hold on to this move very firmly. Well, I didn't know in the beginning the wisdom and usually in the Quran when we use the word wisdom, it refers to most of the times when the word wisdom is using the baton, it refers to Puffin, right? They are exclusions. But majority of the times whenever the word hikma is used, it refers to wisdom. So here the popular hermit feast upon live in the city of macoco, for 33 years, out of which 13 years were those of positive so he was going house to house community to community standing up in the market, standing in the mosque standing in the houses of the people in the roads, calling people terms of fate. Now,

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how did people retaliate to him, just as they retaliate with other profits, when any profit came to their community with the truth with their message that people didn't love them, they hated them, they begin to choke them, hurt them, punish them, beat them, swear at them, you know, verbally abused them and all sorts of crazy things in it. And that's exactly what happened to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Right. But it didn't, it wasn't something small. For him, it was very big. Because that sacrifice that took place in those 13 years wasn't only a few punches, or a few chokes and a few lashes and a few words that against him. There were lives involved here. There were

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people killed during that time. Innocent people were killed during that time. And many people were killed during that time. And amongst the for the first person to ever die in the history of Islam protecting the feet, the first person by consensus of historical scholars, anyone know who it was. It was a lady. It was a woman.

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Her name was Samia write, her name was Somalia and the properties we have articles walking past. And he said, because the Father, the mother and the child, all three of them were being tortured. The father and the mother, right, while being tortured, who were killed. Right? Both the first mother was killed, then the father was killed. And then the enemies came to the son. And the son was young. So he said, I'm not a Muslim. He just kind of said it with his tongue. I'm not a Muslim. So they stopped getting he came to the Prophet Mohammed and said to him that I will Muslim in a heartbeat when I saw that. That big bat coming towards me. I said I'm not a Muslim. So in the province of

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allamani, was set himself as the verses on reveal in love and who could he have called To whom?

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That's permissible for one to other that I do not believe in God as long as your heart is content with faith if they fear

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Their life really take you out there, and you have to give up your faith, right or say to that person to give that person content, you can use such words. So he kind of got away from that scenario. But the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him for the entire family at that time that each one of you will be a mark, the father and mother died there, and the son of Marvin Joseph passed away, almost he died in a battle, almost 50 years later, on six years later, and the profit is different. And when you will want to pass that family he said, Whoever kills this family will be from the most wretched people, right, and the one who killed the Father, the mother, or no one in

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Islamic history. And also the one who killed the son, I'm not in the bottom of subpoena is also known. Now we study what Arabian culture was doing with women, right? We talked about what they were doing with the elderly community, with the kids, what the animals, let's now understand what the Arabs during that time were doing with their women. Women in our culture had no rights at all. When I say no rights, I mean, literally no rights, no rights to the degree, no rights to the degree, right. But if the husband passed away, the wife did not inherit a single penny from her husband, the husband would give his wife a divorce. And after giving her divorce, he would then revoke it back.

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And she had no say.

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And she was sad to be with he said, I don't care, I just woke you back. And then he would give her a second divorce. And then he would revoke her back, give her a third divorce and revoke her back, give her a fourth divorce, revoke her back a few days later, he gives her another divorce. And you revoke her back. You know how many times they do this before they even have their wives go 100 times 100 times they were divorced, their wives will get back in at some point they will say okay, I'll let you go now. Now oppression was such the oppression was such that women had no social, you know, gatherings, women were allowed to even you know, to go inside social gatherings or to inculcate

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within the society, they were kept completely to the side to a point that they were not even allowed to enter into places of worship, when the husband would die, the lady would be taken either very literal husband at times, at times the women will be taken and they will be marked inside a room with no windows are off. And they will keep them sometimes there for nine to 10 months before even letting them come outside. So this is what I'm talking about what's happening before the arrival of the popular

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when the when the husband would die. It's so sad. And I feel so shameful even saying this that history actually at a time when people were treating women like this. It's so sad to say this, but this is true, right? That there was a time in history, pre Islamic history in the Arabian Peninsula, where if the husband dies, where this property was being inherited by his heirs, his wife also inherited a lot. So I didn't set him up. He prohibited this. He said yeah, even living among 133. Saqqara, it's not permissible for you to inherit, she's not a property, something that is inherited. She's a human being. She has a soldier, she has a personality, she has rights, God has given them a

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position within the community. For every man that's successful. In this role. There is a mother who sacrificed for that child for nine months. And the peace be upon him said that you can never ever, ever pay back your mother. You can never ever, ever pay back your mother. The reality is that if you did everything to do whatever you wanted to, you can never still pay back your mother. The Prophet peace be upon him once said to his companions, a companion came and asking, Can I ever pay back my father is any way I can pay back my father, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said the only way a person can ever be back in his father is by

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purchasing them and setting them free if he finds his father as asleep, right. And those days deliberate slavery existed. If a person finds his father being sold in the market as asleep, he purchased his father, he lets his father free. That is one way to pay back your father, then a companion asked the second question, is there any way I can pay back my mother, the Prophet peace upon him said impossible. It's impossible for you to pay back your mother, right? Something that our community today has no idea, right? Where we claim that we've given women rights. When we go around saying all women have rights, we're gonna have a right to make a decision that the reality is that

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the system that we've set in the West at times, I'm not criticizing, I hope that we can fix this as a family, right? If all of a sudden in this in this community in a society where one large family and we have to work towards our issues together as a team, rather than pointing fingers at one another. We've created a system right? where parents when they get old, just for the sake of convenience, people take their parents and they drop them off at old people's home. That mom and dad Thanks a lot. You did a lot for me, but I'm married. Now I have kids. I can't watch out for any more the money that I have. I need it for vacations. I need it for a nice car. I have a lot more things

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to do. I have to party every week three times, right? I'm sorry, I'm gonna finance for you. You can stay here. The reality is that you know what must be going to the mother and father's mind when that child says to his mom in the living room of their house that mom I'm going to drop you off to old people's home. Can you imagine what's going to the mother's mind all those thoughts at the time that I had this baby of holding this baby in my lap and the joy of tears the tears of joy that came into my eye when I saw this baby's face today.

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Here's one of my eyes that I filled in bringing up the child. And then when the child sisters, my mama can help me Pack your bags, how many guys mom's back and put them inside the car and drives his mom to the whole people's home. And there's this awkward silence in the car and no one's saying anything because the mother knows the second she opens her mouth, the only thing that will come up is her soul. And she very suddenly goes inside the old people's home, he takes his mom settles her dog, and he gives her one hug. And you know, when the door slams behind that mother feels like committing suicide, right to become suicidal? Because they think to themselves that what is it that

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took my child away from Islam told us that you dare do that? If you have parents alive, and the onset? Right, welcome.

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Yeah, the Lord has ordained that you will worship only him. Right? And after that, so that's the most important thing being alive. You only worship one Lord. So the second thing, what's the second most important thing in your life? It could be a million things right? You know, Gordon money will get married. The second most important thing in your life, what is it after worshiping the Lord? It could be worship God, gonna go fast, look at charity, go perform the pilgrimage, keep a long beard, we're a big gathering a million things that we could have said, right. But the second thing God says, is well below our leading Santa. The second thing is, after you worship God, take care of your

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parents. And then what is the plan continue on to say, in Marysville, and

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Oklahoma, if both of them are one of them turn old during your life, you must serve. And your service will be such

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that if they upset you, if they anger you, if they raise their voice against you, you cannot even respond back by saying

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the word is not even a it's not even a word. It's just a it's an expression, right? So that you know, if someone punches if someone says something to you that will clean your room is off. You're not even allowed to say that to your parents. Well, that's

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wonderful haha. And don't just throw them away and push them to the corner of the house.

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We're gonna have to eliminate wrong answers, open your wings of mercy for them. And pray for them by saying before Robin humble manakamana, Brianna Sevilla, Oh my Lord, have mercy on them just as they have mercy on me. This is the RAND Islam gift to the to the parents and the parents, the mother even more the companion came and he said the Messenger of God, Who should I be obedient to? And one of the puppies did want to reply back with

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your mother? And then he has a second time, then who should I be most obedient to one? Right, who should be most obedient to? And the poverty department replied back a second time I say your mother, he has a third time okay. I got the idea. Now who should I be most obedient to? And one of the Prophet peace be upon him? Say again? Your mother, woman three times. So can we ask Who should I be also meeting after that, but

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he was obedient to. And then the fourth time he says, Your father, right, the prophet peace be upon him. He said an agenda to

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that you want your paradise go and search for it underneath the feet of your mother, where we're being taught here, right, and there are 10s of narrations I can go on and on and on, and make this into a lecture dedicated to mothers, because the Prophet peace be upon him gave us such education. He taught us to be kind to the mothers, the women of the community, because they are the Queens in the household. The Prophet peace be upon him said that if you have a boy and a girl born in one house, right? The poverty stricken himself, whoever takes care of two girls, whoever has two girls, and he gives them the right nurturing, he gives them the right education. Right, and they have been

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married at the right time to a good spouse, the prophet peace be upon him says me and that person will be like disinheritance. And he helped two fingers together. He said me and that person will be like this two mirrors. So it's not odd. First of all the mothers here now it honors the daughters and the public. He then he honors the wife, and how does your honor the life the public says so when you're sitting amongst one another, and you want to find out who the best is from amongst you, you know, you're sitting with your friends and you say I'm better than you. Another guy says no, I'm better than you. And you go back and forth to figure out who is the best person. The Prophet peace

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be upon him says, if you want to find out who the best person is. hydrocodone, hydrocodone, literally, the best the people is the one who is best to his, his wife. That's the best person, the one who is obedient to his wife, the one who listens to his wife, the one who is compassionate with his wife. That's why when we look at the life of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He gives so much time to his wife.

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When he would sit down with his wife, how would you? I mean, everyone says when they think of Islam being white Peter two that are closer to their wives who push their wives shove their wives or prestolite.

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Speak don't allow a smile to come to their face. The wife living in a Muslim household must have soft press that God knows why she's even alive. That's why we think right, let me tell you about the puppets. Right? We know about his life, his autograph inside the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him when he would say with his wife, right, she herself says it would be hard for me to pick up a Morse little put on my own mouth because he would be feeding it with his own hands. Finally, someone who makes claims against Islam and said Islam has white beaters who does that for that one. finding someone who

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Match the example of the Prophet Muhammad peace. And I showed the alumna, she says that when we would sit together to eat, I would drink from the cup, and I would put the cup down. And then the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him would look at me he would smile, he would pick up that very same cup and he would turn it and he would look for my lip, marksman would drink from the very same place. And he said, Ayesha, you and I will be together in paradise. This is what you call love. This is what he taught us. The Prophet peace be upon him said that when you're going on a journey, don't return back home until you inform your wife, and let her know that you were trading back home. Why

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is that? So when you return back home, she's presentable, she knows you're writing, she's expecting you, whenever she needs to do whatever she doesn't need to know. She doesn't need to do at least she knows that you're arriving. Right. And there are tons of examples like this, how the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was considered and kind of watch where everyone or become angry with him at times, people will become angry with with women, the prophet peace be upon him will still be patient. And it's only natural sometimes to become angry with your spouse. It's natural. It happens all the time. So the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him traveling with his companions, and his wife

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loses her necklace. So he says to her,

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what, what should we do now? So she said that, let's search for it. So they begin to look for the necklace, they're looking for the necklace, and they couldn't find. Now in those days when they would travel, they will travel in measurements. So they knew that water would be present, and so on. So locations, so you had to arrive? What do you guys call them here in England, the things on the highway? service stations?

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gas stations, right?

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Anyway, so they, okay, so the cert the service station is spaced off. So places where there's water in it. Now as Muslims, we pray, how many times a day, five times. And each time before we pray, what do we need to do? We need to do ablution. Right. So the companions, they stopped at this place where there was no water. And in order for them to make it make the next prayer, they have to reach the next station. But what happens when they stop at this place where there's no water, the puppets wife loses her necklace. So now there's this very tense situation because if they don't leave quick enough, they're gonna miss that prayer. And for those of us who are Muslims, you're you know how how

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edgy you get, when there's a chance that you're going to miss your prayer, right? Something that really bothers only got 10 minutes left. Five minutes left $100. Okay, great. So here, everyone's getting really frustrated, that Time's running out. We don't have water to do ablution. What are we going to do? So the Prophet peace be upon him is very common. He tells some of his friends, can you guys help looking? while they're all looking for it? It wasn't like I said, Don't worry, I found to help find it. And while they're looking, I have a little headache. And they're laid off a little bit. So he takes his head. He puts it on his wife's lap.

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And she's sitting with a pocket in her lap. Everyone's looking for that necklace, the friends around the people that companions are the surgeon for the necklace, and the profits wife's father. So the prophets father, whose name is Abu Bakar. He comes next to his wife, if not his wife, so he connects the prophet to have meaning his own daughter, right? He comes to his daughter, and sister. What are you doing? He's whispering because the Prophet sleep. What are you doing? Don't you know better, you lost your necklace. I truly look after yourself. You still like you're still act like he's going on and on and on. And she said that he was so badly off on me so far that fathers do that to their

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daughters, right? He said that my father went off so bad on me that he began to poke me with his finger in my hips.

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And then what happened was that in the middle of all this drama, The Prophet peace didn't want to walk up. So Parker just got up and snuck out of the seat.

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The Prophet setup, and he realized that things were getting a little sensitive, because everybody was their prayer, and no one's found the necklace yet. So he says that, let's pray to God, and pray to God. And for the Muslims. That's when the ayat of the AMA was revealed. The Ayah regarding the evolution that if you do not have water to perform your evolution, you can use soil or sand in Arabia's pool of soil and sand, right, they had no water to access the use of soil and sand. So for the Muslims, that was a very big game, because that day, they were given a substitute for y, which made their traveling left beloved region. So now they didn't have to rush to the next, you know

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stopover they could just wherever they were just right, didn't have water. So everyone was really happy. So then I'm about to come back to his daughter says, congratulations, thank you so much for that. You've done such a good job because of you. An entire nation is our mercy and we have family. Right? So the point that I'm trying to make here is the Prophet peace be upon him. You know, his wife put him in a tough situation. He didn't get mad and said, Get out of here. I don't see your face again. You know, stuff isn't a pillow and garbage background. He didn't say any of that stuff. I never looked at a whip on his wife never touched them. Never ever in his life. He loved his wife.

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So they're still searching for the necklace. Guess where they find the necklace? So after they prayed, they're like, Okay guys, search is over. Maybe that necklace was never meant for us. It's time to go on right we have to move on. So after they prayed, they all melt their animals. And when I shot monster candle and the candle stands up the necklaces underneath.

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The necklace is right underneath the camel. So she takes the Catholic necklace and she puts it up right so now another one of the life department economists traveling

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One of his wife, her name is tough stuff, right? how some of your love with Donna. And while they're traveling, her animals slows down a little bit. So she's now drifting behind the caravan. And while it's way at the back in the race, she begins to cry. Oh my god, everyone's gone in here alone. In order to realize I'm behind, she starts crying. So Robin is divided A little while later, he says, here's how so. So he looks left, right, he can't find her. He says, guys, wait here for a moment, someone's missing. So he goes to the back and he sees his laptop says so she's crying. It comes close to her. And he tells a competitor to give us some time, the companions before he takes his own

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hat and he wipes his two wives for two years. Right. And this is not being married to three years into marriage. This is many years into marriage, many, many years into marriage, they were on the way to have some narration say they were going for the pilgrimage, which means that by that time, they were married at least eight to nine years. Tell me someone who may have eight to nine years, and their wife is crying on a journey. And in front of everyone. He's wiping her tears and saying It's okay. It's okay. If your animal slow, you can jump together, right? And he has everyone settle down until she's happy. And then they move forward. The Prophet peace be upon him when he would

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marry off a lady to a man he would take him on the mat. Now you can marry this lady, but he must take a promise from me. And he would say oh my god, what is the promise that I must take the Prophet peace upon him and say the promise you must take is that you will give her whatever she wants, from clothing, to food, to expenses, spending money, whatever she wants, you give it to her, right and the public would tell the companions that she should not need to leave the house to earn anything, unless she wants to go. If she wants to go outside, she can go she wants to go to the mosque, she can go she wants to go out with her friends for dinner, she can go but you cannot force her to leave

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the house to earn and give for the expenses and contribution the expenses of the house because you as the man are responsible, right? You're gonna make her earn, you're gonna make your carrier child, you're gonna make her deliver your child, you're gonna make her earn and both that cycle three, four times, where's her life? Where's she gonna enjoy yourself? Where's she going to relax and take care of our children and look after herself. Right? today's day and age, when we talk about, you know, people say, oh, Muslims promote women staying at home, right, and Western society promote women going outside the home. First of all, that's not true. Islam never said that women must stay at

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home. It sounds said that women can travel if they want to. But if they wish to stay at home, the husband cannot force them to leave the house. And this whole excitement of women coming out of the house and working and stuff. The reality is if you historically study that, you understand that this only came around the last four to 500 years. How so? Because now we have something called an office job, you get an office hours, right? We have a nice air conditioned room with nice beautiful tinted windows, a beautiful mic here, you have water sitting in front of you right here, and you're sitting on a nice cushion chair, we have office jobs, right? Close for 500 years, when you are working,

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you're outside in a market with a small little stall and the scorching heat selling, shouting, screaming going back and forth, lifting up heavy stuff, breaking heavy stuff. And that was something that biologically right, God didn't create living for, right beyond the few exceptions, that women are strong. Generally, if you look at the physique of the physique of the man and the lady, women are created weaker as compared to men, and I'm not saying weaker, and that doesn't mean that they're less they're, they're inferior to men. I'm just talking about the physical structure here, right? The muscle in the body, right. So this, this, this creation of power, right? philosophy. He said the

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Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to liberate them. People had enslaved women, and they had enslaved women for their own benefit. They were using women for their own benefit, not caring what women had to do for themselves. woman wanted from themselves when the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him for the companions to cover themselves. Someone came and asked for a messenger of God, why are we being told to cover ourselves? Right, actually, what not to hear? That's the message. That's the messenger. She asked one of the followers of the messenger, right students or the students, right, she asked him that, why are we told to cover ourselves? So he replied back by saying, the reason why

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we tell you to cover yourself is so people learn how to love you and befriend you not because of your beauty due to your character, you know who you are, if people are going to go around befriending people just for their beauty. if everyone's gonna make a fan base of a beautiful person, then what's gonna happen to the people who suffered from an accident, someone who had some problem in their life, who's gonna befriend them, right? This becomes a problem in society. We can go around judging people based off their beauty, but I have to know that you look beautiful in order for you to be my friend. Right? I choose you as a friend because if you're a character, I choose as your

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friend because you're a good person. I choose you as a friend because I trust you. I know you. I have believed inside you. I know you're gonna stand up for me as I'll stand up for you. Right, the Prophet peace upon public companions to learn how to respect one another, not based off looks not to enslave one another. But just as a human being, every person has rights, whether they're Muslims or not. It makes no difference. Every person

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in society has a right. And women also have a right. And this cycle of enslaving women is once again showing up on today's 21st century, today's days, once again bringing up that cycle where women are being enslaved and benefited from right beyond their own expectations beyond their own will. And we see feminist movement standing up embracing the voices against that, why are women being used as marketing products? Why are women being used for wrong things? Why are they being used to sell your product? Right? This happens all day long, like, you want to sell a car

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to the lady next to it and you know, someone will buy it off you. Why is that? Why do we have to use women to sell their products, respect women for who they are, let them be who they want to be. Don't make them into who you want them to be? Don't force them to do things that they don't want you to do. Right? And sometimes people will do things. And that may be to do to to earn some money. Sometimes that happens. Right? The companion, he said, a messenger of God, I was once about 240 k with the leaf, right? And I asked her, why are you doing this? When you're from righteous family? You're a good lady, and I know you're educated. Why are you doing such an evil? I responded back by

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saying the reason I'm doing this is because I need the money you're going to give me

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sometimes people are forced into so he said, You know, he said I'm sorry.

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I apologize, right? He was already committing a sin, He realized his mistake. And then he gives it this is a gift for me to you. We're not going to do this at all. And he learned his lesson that he was a young man, he got caught up in in his life and he had to return back to right away center road. So sometimes due to circumstances were given to things but now for someone to take advantage of another person's circumstances, something that's not it's not permissible in Islam, and it's completely prohibited. And the Prophet peace be upon him exactly for that, for women to be liberated for women to have their rights. That's why when the Muslims were fighting against the Persians, the

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great battle of ocsea took place. It was a very big battle that took place in Islamic history, one of the greatest battles, right. And before the battle took place, the Persian general his name was loose. He sent a letter to the Muslim general saying that let's have some peace talks before the battle takes place tomorrow. The Muslim sent his one of his men to go for as a peace negotiator. And the companion who was sent as a peace negotiator. His name was gonna be Amina, Amina Viola one, they gotta be pleased with him. His name was that

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he was a man from Abyssinia, darkened skin, a better one man, you would address that Well, there's a normal guy from the from, you know, from from the from some hut and in a veteran lab, he jumped on his donkey, and he had a spirit his head, he's stabbing His Spirit on the ground, and he's making his way to the Kings to the generals palace. When he arrives at the generals palace, the general he orders everyone there, the guys, the Muslim negotiators come over to our place. So let's make sure we baffle him, we shock him with our treasures. So all the men are wearing these beautiful gowns and all these great you know, ornaments, these great golden necklaces. And they're standing there with

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the spears and a sword in his hand and shield in this head and this here and that they're at a beautiful red carpet and beautiful doors and all of these cushions inside and all these dreams and servants and everything looks very top notch. So this companion for me, I've been on it, he was a better and better ones really don't care for money. They don't care for him. Right. So when he came there, he took his donkey. And another thing about veterans is that they don't have social etiquette, because they've grown up outside of social life, right? They just do things the way they want to do them. You like it, you take it you don't like it hit the road. That's right. And even

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till today, that's a farmer, people who don't work in social society, right in an environment. And what happens is that they are unaware of etiquettes of society. So he arrives and he is on his donkey. And he approaches the red carpet. And he takes his donkey and he begins to walk on the red carpet. All the soldiers are saying Sir, you need to take your donkey off the red carpet. That's an expensive piece of Poplar, you have a donkey on it.

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So he says, Look, guys, my donkey bought me from my army, to your palace. And if you think I'm just gonna abandon my donkey somewhere in the middle of cuckoo land and leave it here to die, that's not gonna happen. My donkeys gonna be next year. So now they have this problem. You're gonna have problems of border patrol. So they go into the president.

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Your guest here is refusing to get off his donkey. Houston says, Look, I gotta talk to that guy. But I'm coming. Let that particle forget the carpet. Now he's coming on that. He's coming on his donkey. He has a habit of stabbing his spirits in the ground. So what is he doing to this carpet now? It's tearing it up. Okay, so they come to the room again. We stopped him again, like I stole your carpet up. He said, Forget the carpet. I gotta talk to that guy. Bring them in. Well, there's gonna be people dying tomorrow. So now this guy, he comes in his donkey stabbing it up. He tears up all the carpet.

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He now arrives in through the doors with his donkey in his head. And the king says to him the rest of his agenda. He says take a seat here. So he says this place belongs to me. He said yes, it's where you can sit there. So you took the cushions from there. You put them on the ground. He just his fear and put it right through the cushion inside the ground. And he tied his donkey to it.

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And then he sat down on the ground. Now the king after seeing all this drama

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He said, Who are you?

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Where does your confidence

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come from? Who are you? That's exactly what he said. And then it'll be

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a very beautiful response. He said,

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woman visit dunya in a CIT, woman, God

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is a God has sent us. You asked who I am, where I come from God, and He sent us so we can take his servants, and prevent them from worshipping other servants, and allow them to once again worship their Lord, their Creator.

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We've come here to take people out of this narrow world, you've locked them inside, and allow them to enjoy the vastness of the lives of this beautiful creation, this beautiful earth. We've come here, right? I mean, Jonah Dionne, in our audience now, we've come here to take people away from this oppression that you've put on them. This oppression that you have on the we've narrowed their minds on and let them think for themselves, right? This power of media that we have around us that people just can't think for themselves, right? Someone questions me, is me, is it permissible to watch the TV, it's not even about pictures or music or what the content is forget that. I just don't

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understand how someone's saying, can allow a box sitting in front of you to dictate your mindset, and oppress and work everything out, figure everything out for you inside here, and not allow you to have any control in here. Right, you're willing to spend 90 pounds for shoes, not having any idea what the functionality of that shoe is, other than it looks like a soccer shoe, right on the way to this building. So I'm going to tell you that there are some Nike slippers out there, which looks like a mix between a crossover between a slipper and a shoe I haven't seen it he was telling you about. And he was saying that it costs 80 pounds, 80 pounds, why would I be needy comes for

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slippers. If they have some sort of functionality, they're beneficial for your ankle or something of that sort. And I pay for it for my own comfort, right, I can pay as much as I want for my own comfort. But half the people that are dressing and buying and getting their haircuts out there, they don't even know the benefit of that. They're just doing it because they've been told to do it, they're driving the car, because they've been told to drive that car, they're there, they're, you know, they're taking the stand and putting on their shoes and putting their hands in their shoes before the ticket. Let's pick another guy, you don't know what the benefit behind that is. People

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are just doing things because others are dictating to them. Right, we have the system of controlling people, because if you didn't show what's inside here, you can control the rest of it. As Tom says, We're not going to control anything, let you think for yourself. These are principles, these are guidelines, use these principles, use these guidelines, we will never force you into the faith, you cannot be forced into this slump. Like

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if you want to search for it, and make it a choice, search for Islam and make it a choice. And that's what Islam is telling us. Islam is telling us that we have come here to take people out of this oppression is universal oppression, and allow people to be liberated, and let that happen. Right? And what's the result and outcome of all this? You know, all these teachings and all this love the Prophet had for his companions, especially the female companions, after the Prophet peace be upon him and give a lecture, he will give a lecture to the open gathering. And then what will he do?

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He would call the women to the site. And he would go into that room and he went back gathering and he would say to them, do you have any questions?

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you have any questions? No, people say that women don't have access to knowledge. That's not true. That's not true. The Prophet peace be upon him was sitting at a gathering. And one lady she sent a messenger bot, I have a question for you. The Prophet said what's the question? She said that my husband has said, particular statement to me it's a it was a statement that I will say to one another, they would say you are to me like my mother is to write you are to me, like my mother is to. Now that statement can possibly mean two things. The first thing it could mean is I love you and I respect you so much. For the second thing that means that I'm not going to have any intimate

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relationship with you. Now, if it means a ladder, then that can lead to a divorce. That was their society. That was a word that was among the methods of getting divorced. And my first instinct was like that you are to me, like my mother's to me, intending that I will not come and have any relationship with you. Like I do not have any relationship with my mother. So therefore that will lead to a divorce. Now trying to figure out what the husband meant. Was he respecting her? Was he trying to divorce her?

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She rushed the peace department. She's a messenger, but my husband and my husband said such a statement to me. I have two kids with me. He's not taking care of me. He's not supporting me. I don't know what to do. I can't support this kids. I can't take care of them. I have kids with me, I have to feed them at the end of the day. So what do I do now? So she was so worried when she made this complaint. God Almighty says that we have heard her complaints, but something I love about him that due to geography. So what do you have? What is the key Illa God heard her complaint. Islam didn't only stay in the Arabian Peninsula. It went across the world. And by the end of the Prophet's

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life, they had gone outside the Arabian Peninsula had been in I began to spread and it was going forward.

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To the corners of the rope. So what did the people during his lifetime have to say about how he treated women? That's what we have to understand. Right? How do they How did they retaliate to how he treated women.

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They respected him and loved him because he had freedom from sleep. And that's why whenever you ask any of the female companions, right, whenever the leader generation came to any of the female companions, and will say to the female companions, that all our mother because anyone, any ladies was older than them at age, they would refer to them as young men, oh, my mother, when those were in the next generation, when they grew up, and they came to the older generation, the companions, the female companions, never asked them, tell me about the Prophet Muhammad. Who was he? What did he look like? What was he all about? And you know, what these female companions would do? They would

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just start crying. They would cry and cry, and cry and cry and say that we swear by God that there is no man who was born.

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We swear by God, there was no one who loved his followers more than him. We swear by God, there was no one who took off the leash of slavery from our neck, and liberated us to give us rights and a lot of students respected. I can't everything. Right, the Prophet peace upon him said, marry them through their choice. You can't go and say, I marry you. We're together. Now. The father can say, daughter, I married you in two, three years old. You're this guy. What?

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If the girl wants to get married? Okay, someone's a couple when they get married. The girl has to get permission. Yes, I agree to marry this person. And when after you marry them, you own that girl. Right? Koran says,

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treat them in the best way. Make them the queen of your house. That's what the prophet said the best of you is the one who is best for his wife. And if things aren't working out, if things aren't working out, it's coming to a case where there's going to be a divorce occurring. And what happens? You kick them really hard, get them in a headlock, snap her neck off and slam on the ground.

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No, what do you do things I'm working on? It's going through the divorce process. Oh,

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they have some things are working out. Let her go. So I'm used in the best man, you know what the best manner means that you sit down, you talk about it, you plan everything. What are we going to do with the kids? This is your estate. I'm sorry, things that don't work up. Please forgive me if I said anything wrong to you in the best manner. Right. One of my friends who got divorced back in Chicago,

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and their divorce was so smooth. It was such a smooth divorce. That there was the judging didn't have to even get involved. They need to hire any lawyers. It wasn't a smooth divorce. Where she said look, this belongs to me. That belongs to you. You know, they didn't have any kids involved. Everything was very easy, very smooth. before they actually went through the divorce. They actually sat together and had one last dinner to pull families came from both sides. They sat down they had one last meal together one last dinner together. And then they said okay, tomorrow morning, he will give her the divorce and the next morning here with the divorce. That's always fun. Right to take

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care of them and after after after after Islam after your divorce your wife what happens if you still have to find extra support for X amount of time? Right? It could be three months could be nine months depending on the situation you still have to financially support them making sure that they are taken care of they should have no problems at all and after the divorce takes place now who's responsible ever her father her older brother right now or a father older brother there are older uncle paternal uncle, there's always someone is Thomas place to make sure the lady has no problem. Take care, make sure that she is able to enjoy herself. She maybe we can power them because we can

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power the human nature is someone who's weaker than you. You oppress them, right? Someone bigger than you, you push them down and you walk over the Psalm says, Don't ever do that to you. Make sure you respect them. And this is exactly how the NGO companions understood the teachings of the Prophet.

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I was once speaking at the University of America,

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University of Louisville. In front of the law class, I was asked to come in and speak to them about some aspect of Islam. And after the class is over, someone asked the question. He said the widest Islam oppress women. I said, Mashallah, how do they do that? So women have to wear gowns, and they have to cover their head. I said, What am I doing?

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What's the difference? I've covered my head and I'm wearing a girl. Right? She's very when I'm wearing one. What's the difference here? Right? And I said to him, Well, in the Bible, it also tells women to cover their hair. So he said, Oh, it doesn't

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have the chapter of the Corinthians. He opens it up. That's a different version of one. And he begins to read it as reading. He's reading it. She has a sister, she was reading it all she was reading she says,

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and St. Paul said that the lady should cover her hair. And if she cannot cover her, she should shave it. And it would be better for her to cover to shave her hair rather than having a cover. And that was a Bible that was in her pocket. It was in my pocket. modesty is something that's taught through tradition, through generations, right. And it's something that's universal, right? The you know, you'll never see a picture of Virgin Mary without her hair and covered

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I've never seen one unless someone's hitting that ceiling. Right? You go back to Jerusalem, the Christians, the Jews, animals and all the women are covered. There's no such thing as you're being oppressed and I'm not being oppressed, because that's something that the religions that were something like Gothic University. You know, I was going back to America ones. And one

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immigration officer, he looked at me, he looks at my passport, it looks on my face. Now, when I took that, let me explain to you what's happening here. Okay, so my passport picture, my last passport. Anyway, the picture in there was taken when I was 19 years old, when I was 19 years old, just, you know, it's naturally I didn't grow any facial hair, right? And this picture that I'm taking his, you know, shoulder up to take the shoulder up, so you can't see my gap. And when you take a picture for your password, they ask you to take your house. So I look like normal guy, young guys. Chilling, right? So

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now he sees his picture. Five years later, he's looking at me. And it looks at me, he looks at the picture. He looks at me and I have this beard. Roy had this hat on my head. I have this big gap

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in my body. So he says to me, this is exactly how I'm sure the compensation.

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Sir, why have you gone to Reddit?

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Like, what's so radical? Is that in this in this

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picture here, you don't have a gallon. I was like, how do you have a gallon? Can you see all the way to the bottom? I was wearing a gallon I just didn't. I got a picture like that. It was okay. Where's your hat?

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off? is okay, smarty pants. Where's your beard?

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How's it look? I didn't grow beard when I was a kid. But as I grew up, I said, Man, Jesus is going that's a cool thing. Let's do it. He's like, Well, yeah, Jesus doesn't have one. I forgot about that. Right? Because the reality is

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something that's tradition. It's every prophet did, right? There's nothing about Islam that's unique that's out there that Oh, wow. I've never seen that before. This religion is from God. And the previous religions are from God to God Almighty, always respected and honored his creation. And there's something universal, right? The point that I want to make, I'm going to close is that Allah subhana wa Tada. He said, The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as a mercy to all of mankind, as the tide increases between us, and that time, right? The situation changes, time change, people change their thinking, process change, culture changes, there was a time where if you saw a movie

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from maybe like, 100 years back, or even a movie made today, 100 years back, you will not see women dressing appropriately. They were all dressed as gowns, but it was England or it was America didn't matter, right? culture changes. But morality and modesty does not change, right? morality and modesty does not change. You watch a movie from 120 years back, you won't see any man walking around in a speedo. Right? or going to the beach and chilling out there. They don't do that stuff. But honestly, they always add modesty, right? modesty is a part of the human nature. That's why in the Bible, it says, otherwise, I'm Adam and Eve that when they eat from that tree, what happened? Their

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their, their their private area was exposed. And as air became exposed, what's the first thing they did human nature, they begin to take leaves and cover themselves, right?

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We begin to take the leaves of Paradise and cover themselves because it's only human nature to be covered. It's only human nature to be modest. It's only human nature to be respected. And that's exactly what the political game for. But the point that I was making, is that as time goes on, we change in our culture in our society. And as we move ahead, sometimes for us, it becomes hard to submit ourselves to Revelation, something that was revealed a long time now. Because what happens is we live in a society today, where we're told, do what you want to because you have freedom of will. And when we have this freedom of Will this, this whole slogan repeated again and again, again and

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again. You know, in order to win people's hearts, you just have to come up with a good slogan. You know how long we got elected? Right? What was the slogan? Anyone know?

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Yes, there you go. Yes, we can. That's all it was. Three words. That's a slogan, right till today, at the end of every lecture, what did he say? Yes, we can at the end of the lecture. Yes, we can. It's such a cool slogan. Like, it's really cool, right? Yes, we can have so positive, right? Yes, we can. So when you're free, you have freedom. Yay. Yes, we can. Right? Everyone gets really excited. But then, within weaving into what someone tells us that you have free to do whatever you want with your life, do whatever you want with yourself, right? Do whatever you want with yourself. Right? And then under that matter, what happens is that we think to ourselves that Oh, man, I can do whatever I

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want. I don't need to submit myself to anyone. I should listen to my dad. So it's your life. Right? Your dad comes to you and says, Son, I advise you for this in this we should do this today. Why no business is not your life. Because we think that we're better than everyone that right and we don't listen to anyone, whether they're sick whether what they're saying to us is beneficial or not. The point that I'm making here, let me nail this point. But as time goes on our culture

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in our, in our in our society changes and our culture and society changes, our thinking process also begins to change. And when it begins to change, then we need somebody to check us and put us in place. That's when revelation is their revelation does not change. Revelation does not change, it remains the same as it was when it was revealed. And as times change, how we should conduct ourselves needs to be cross referenced with what Revelation says. And sometimes, right because we don't speak the exact language or because we're unlearn what happens is that because we literally have the script, we misinterpret versus we misunderstand, versus people are misquoting things,

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cutting and chopping things from here, they're putting a paper in front of you, and making fools out of the straight.

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Right? that religion is here to create peace and harmony, people. Religion is here to bring hearts together. That's the purpose behind religion. Islam does not tell us to wage war against people and kill them to make the Muslims. Islam says you only wage war against another country when they are oppressing their inhabitants. If the pizza King in the country is a Christian, and he is not oppressing his people, the Muslims will not go and attack them, they will not do that, they will do that. Right. Because we don't want to enter the conquered land just to have more surface area on the face of this earth. That's the point. The point is that we spread peace amongst people. And as long

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as people are living with peace, that's the beauty of faith. But if Muslims and Christians can't live together, because we're saying I will stand on your Christian, we're gonna hate one another and fight with one another, that that's what's called religion gone wrong. And misunderstood, right? People not having their character, right. The Muslims in history will always see that they will fight against their enemies in the day, and at night, they would send proof

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it has happened

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for hundreds of years, this was a this was a this whenever they would travel, they would carry double the food, fight with their enemy in the day and feed them and I fight with them and feed them because you may be fighting over a difference of opinion. Yet you're still human beings. You have to learn how to write we've got

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to understand

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everyone sitting here

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there's no lie. That's not true.