Qur’an Drive – Special Edition

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Love My little guys now we're going

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to get into availing ourselves. One lie This is a gift from Allah, the fact that you are you're the victim that we are here. We have been chosen by Allah to perform the stars. One life, many people have been invited to be a part of it some of the ones that the song impudent, someone just decided not to be here. But Allah has allowed you this opportunity to be a part of this project.

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I want to remind you and myself, that it's important for us to start every action with an intention. So let's take a few seconds to make an intention of why we are here. We are here for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. We are here to get closest to him. We are here to spread the deen of Islam We are here to spread the light of Quran, Allah contingent upon our goodness upon those the good deeds and our parents, those are forced on

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those inshallah, Allah allows us to be a reward for every person who's donated. And for every person who's a grant has been donated on behalf of whether they are alive, whether that person was Allah subhanaw taala, to bless them to bless the families to allow for this to be perpetually up until the PM, Allah in place, the rank of every person who's involved in this project, for every little has been decided from these grants.

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Again, when we engage with people, we are not representing ourselves only we are representing our families and more importantly, representing Islam, to others conducting ourselves in a way that is kind, generous. And as a means of the smile Even though most people still share a smile to people's lives in sha Allah.

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Allah, you're the Lord of the worlds you thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve your dinner. You allow we thank you for allowing us an opportunity to be of those who's connected to the Quran. Allah through our small efforts, Allah inspire the hearts of many to turn towards Islam. Those who find themselves in darkness Arab, Allah, you are new Allah, you are new there Allah, allow your new and your life to spread through our communities. Through our small action of this to andraia Allah ask you to free our society from all of these vices. Allah free our society, guide the hearts of our youth to Allah to Allah, through this little action allow for us to be united with our

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families. And with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. Yama, Allah interesting to your eyes of others.

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With the lava castle hamdulillah. Our volunteers this morning together with the fusion is out at the Weinberg section and you can see passing it to

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your support.

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You're able to see the light of the hamdulillah to those and we can see Subhan Allah, the hunger for people coming to us.

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And again, we urge you to contribute towards the Andhra Pacific theater and you can spread the light off of the show your family or your deceased loved ones, make this Ramadan

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contributing towards Android and Java

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on behalf of the deceased parents

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as

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the one on your behalf

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So I want to come out of the car to win. Good afternoon. I fairly myself here in Greenpoint in this province idea, right. It's concrete Quincy point. And we are continuing as we have been for the last five years, distributing and spitting the Quran Al Hamdulillah. So the Quran the month of the Quran, Ramadan is 10 days away. So every year for the last five years we go around in the communities and we share this Quran, with Muslims and non Muslims as well we find that we take it for granted sometimes at homes, granted, he cited and it is not so. So we go into the homes of people we try to reach as many people and different diverse communities as well. We just came from an overpack For

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example, we intend to go to Capricorn even hope by as well. But specifically Today we are here in a very cosmopolitan society we'll see point and we trying to reach as many of those people who have never heard about the Quran of lizard the Quran, but don't understand what what is happening. The idea is obviously to bring about, you know, consciousness that Islam is a peaceful religion, the word within the text of the Quran is universal, for example, so specifically this area many people come from different communities in the country lexia so we will definitely find as Africa represented here on this area. So we're going to share and express our concern that some of these

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people don't even know that the Quran is translated in different languages. So we have the equals the Quran with the English Quran as well. So hamdulillah The idea is that the Quran the month of the Quran must be the month of the Quran May Allah Subhana Allah give us the you know the string that the Quran drive will continue for many years inshallah me so the intention many many good answers possible so if you are listening to me if you are seeing this video, if even it is not the Quran, Dr. Please contact fusion. So and ask how you can be part of the good and right even rise to the year inshallah amin desirable.

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I said I want a Kumara to love Erica to Team fusion again. I was on a beautiful sunny day, spreading the light of Islam, spreading the light of the Quran. We want to thank you for being a part of this particular programming project. Yes indeed it is our most favorite project of the year hamdulillah aku, Andhra and again, we inviting you to help us spread the deen of Islam and the light of the Quran by donating and sponsoring a Quran on behalf of yourself, your loved ones, and those who has passed away through it. May Allah allow for it to be selected to jharia and a perpetuity would help us the fusion mechanization split the lights of food and spirit the rise of Islam by sponsoring a

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good and today for only 70 then was one to 10 grands for 700 then inshallah Allah subhana wa jal accept all of your efforts insha Allah, and may this month of Ramadan be a beautiful beneficial man insha Allah once again from tea infusion or Salah molecule.

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Allah barakato

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa ala ashrafi. mousseline say Ed, now whenever you know Maulana Muhammad Ali he was happy as remain a Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh to my guest in studio and to the viewers on nine as well. If I had said I want to go

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home that it's good to be just watching that clip

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just brings all kinds of emotions to the fore Subhanallah I say in the video, and on various interviews when speaking about the car and drive that we say that all of our programs are very special, all of our projects that fusion is very special. But the Quran drive is just something different. They just on a different levels have a handle and I Okay, so, for those of you for those of our viewers who perhaps don't know my guest, his name is Nizam. Abdo is a friend of mine and Alhamdulillah. We also we can see how busy he is in the community, doing various projects. Okay, so before we get into the car and drive, which I mean, the video was really well done. Michelle, that

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speaks for itself. It looks like a very exciting project. It looks a lot like with our projects that we used to do with the discovery slum Center and the same type of reception that you see from the public way. So it looks amazing. But before we get into that, first and foremost, tell us who are you

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Hello, and what is fusion?

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Okay, so the first part though it is very simple to answer an example. That's it. No titles, nothing fancy. The fusion yummy commendation or hamdulillah is something that has been started by myself in my beautiful wife, Saudi commercial.

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The fusion brand has been around for about

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ideas now since 2012. That's going into nine years in sha Allah, and we've hosted a number of programs and projects and events. And so the main focus is on youth development through holistic education, and community upliftment through humanitarian support. And SubhanAllah. We are, we are just proud of what Allah has allowed us to achieve.

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Obviously, all of our programs and projects and events has a very strong Islamic base,

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where it starts from, and it starts from a place of, of pleasing Allah and serving Islam hamdulillah

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look at my say, as as a person who's just kind of known you from the sidelines, and then eventually a bit more and a bit more hamdulillah I must say that, like, brother Amir may said, over here, Mr. Abdul is my absolute hero. I think I honestly think like people like you, and your spouse and your family, I think you are the heroes of society. Like Like, seriously, if it comes from from myself, it's not like, oh, wow, martial law, he did something No, no, he's supposed to do something that is literally his job, you know, that type of thing. But with you guys, you've made it your passion, you've made it your life. And I know that running events like this, and I've seen the type of events

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that you guys run. I, for example, The Amazing Race, okay, so I have experienced this myself and my wife, we used to run an organization called battle Muhammad. And then from the we had a number of spin offs, you know, things that we did for the community in the retreat, and one of it was this New Year's Eve thing. And then the next morning was The Amazing Race. Anyway, I'm going of the of the point here, but the amount of planning, holy hell,

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he knows me, and not just planning, it's coordinating. And it's, I mean, he's talking about kids, putting them in a car with a pay appearance that you should be supposed to trust, and you sending them off all around Cape Town. Anyway. So we only did that for I think about three years or so. And in early in nyla, Roger and Jan, as I saw that on such events, because yeah, Rob, it's, it's no joke. And then I see you guys coming up. And it's one event after the other event, and Mashallah, you've just grown over the years and you guys haven't given up. So it's like a real example of a power couple. Okay, that lets you secret what keeps you motivated? Because I mean, you're a teacher

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by profession, isn't it?

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Now likes it Promise me No, likes it. If it's

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a lie, not to not to want to sound humble, or want to sound pious, or, but it's only the mercy of all it's very difficult to sound bias. When you advise

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me, it's very easy to sound biased, I'm sure anything that you're about to say is gonna sound by silly fear.

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No,

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honestly, honestly, every, every bit of success that we have, is purely through the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah.

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It is 100% through the mercy of Allah through a little bit of our effort, through the eyes of our parents, through the eyes, in support of our community, through the eyes and support of people like you. And others, we always make as as between myself and sadhika. And we consciously make it very mind ourselves to make this to our is that we ask Allah subhanaw taala to surround us and send to us good people, people that is good for us people that is genuinely happy for us people is able to generally support us growing, the fusion foundation and any project that we're involved in. And over and above that, may Allah allow for us to be beneficial to others. Insha Allah, I think,

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honestly, the secret to our success hamdulillah is divine intervention, our connection with Allah. But look, I'll go back and I'll check you do. You know, whether you do as accepted or not because you make the ultimate sin, these positive people in life, and then Alyson's me, so you must have done something wrong in your head only Cody is always an exception to the rule.

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Definitely, definitely. Okay.

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Um, so you guys decided to do fusion? And I mean, you've really been places, you've done so many different things. And it was all like really wow, Mashallah, you know, speaking about the cultural Islam.

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And we put on awards that you guys did, and it's one thing after the other. So give us an idea of what fusion is, in terms of the project and the different events that you guys ran

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three or four hours.

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Over the years, we've hosted a number of projects and events, again, primarily based on on youth development and creating a space where our youth can express themselves, our youth Subhanallah, they're so talented, but very seldom do they get an opportunity to, to express the the natural abilities. And so we've hosted a number of programs or Hamdulillah, from sporting festivals, to our very popular,

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very popular, I stayed with program, which you've been a part of as a judge.

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And then it just gets us to tears every time we see the little ones on stage and doing presentations. And then obviously sorry, I just remembering this now I remember being in you know, in that panel, and the sister that was a judge with me, she's one of my wife. There was a moment where she said that you just wish we had a yellow visor now.

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Also, you guys should get the golden Buzzer Buzzer for the judges anyway.

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Sorry, please note.

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Yeah, so the I stayed fit for those of you who are not familiar with I stayed fit. It's an opportunity for kids to just stand on the stage and present pieces in the categories of spoken word, speech and poetry. It normally happens over two nights while juniors and seniors and then obviously we have a high school national competition.

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And I think that that just speaks for itself. COVID has obviously been or at ease and ease what it is, and we are looking around ways of still connecting with our youth. And so um, yeah, those are some of the the things that we've done. And we've mentioned the Islamic Arts Festival. So behind Allah.

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Yeah. between myself and sadhika. We probably had the month and a half prior to the event. We had probably like 20 hours of sleep for the month. Yes.

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It was It sounds like edge.

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Yeah, so so it was it was hard work. But the results I remember standing on the Sunday afternoon.

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I had one of those Tedford kids was doing a presentation on stage of sending the main marquee, I stood at the back away from the stage. And I was absolutely sobbing. I was just just to think so behind Allah, Allah, we had this idea. It was just an idea. We didn't have big, deep pockets. It was just an idea. And the idea just grew and grew and grew and grew and became what it was. And at the end of four days of activity at the at the Council of gudo.

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The the final segment of it was a young boy doing a piece on stage and I remember standing and just hiding in the crowd and I was just absolutely sobbing. So behind Allah and again, just just grateful for the favors Allah. Yeah, so those are some of the problems that the youth programs that we've been involved in. And then obviously the Quran Dr. It will speak about that a bit later on. And then at the moment, we have

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a host of activities for the month of Ramadan from feeding every night to our handle, our team was out till just before Isha delivering food to homes. And we just feel this is a beautiful way of doing it. We know this many people that that feeds are handling, Allah bless them and increasingly generously. But at fusion Alhamdulillah we tried to do things that were more special, and try to maintain the dignity of those receiving. So when we do the Serbian food, we try and connect with the Imam of the community and he or his his committee, one of the members will take us to the homes in the community and show us was of the needy and we'll hand over the food with a beautiful smile and

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engage the people without anyone knowing any of the neighbors.

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So, those type of things we do obviously

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now with a with a season of zakka and the fitrah alphedia and those kinds of operations. We are obviously involved in that and try to ensure that it reaches the best people. And also next week in sha Allah we'll be having what we call the EAD botique in sha Allah we will be inviting some of the orphans and some of the destitute

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and Subhanallah some of the that is very special to us is our child headed homes. We young children are running homes because of the parents passing away grandparents are not around anymore. So now we've got six

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In 17 year olds running homes shop, and that's all topic on its own. That's a whole topic on its own. And so these are the kind of kids that we're going to invite to this boutique, where they can come in shop and just

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choose any outfit, some pair of shoes and some brand new underwear and ice, you know. So this will be happening in the week after next insha Allah. Yeah, so there's quite a bit and then something that we are super excited about hamdulillah there is a a global Heidi's competition scheduled to happen post Ramadan 30 countries are involved and the final will take place on the 25th of September in Uzbekistan at the at the Imam ohare Masjid nice 30 countries South Africa is one of them and the fusion in America Foundation is very proud to be the South African coordinators for Mashallah body project great insha Allah so again, well loi, this is truly from Allah Allah now this is I don't

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even know what to say it speaks for itself and you you give us a very good idea that Mashallah, this is what you guys you guys are registered in VlP vo okay so this could and drive right way on earth did you get this idea that like a week in a bike runs in is give it to the alvernia data see about this so solid Oh, who was featured in the video

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we we've been working together for quite some time. He's been working extensively in the mandible community Bridgestone community, also a teacher by profession, colleague of mine hamdulillah.

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He is he came to myself inside again is he just had this he's got this vision, we and the way he explained it in the way I saw it to be is like you're standing at the top of, of Lions Head looking over Cape Town, and Cape Town he just lit with the new other Grand National. And that is the picture I had, you need explanation. And so we see the Bismillah it doesn't take much for us to jump on to an amazing idea from the law. And we started with with it five years ago. And it just really

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it just snowballed from the we thought of focusing on a like man and Berg and Hanover Park and then reaching maybe broke up and things like that. So we're Han Allah, four years later, we've distributed over 60,000 Quran in six different languages across not only the Western Cape, and not only Cape Town and not only South Africa, but Southern Africa were handled

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again,

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through the mercy of Allah will lie through the mazola it's really it's beautiful. Mashallah, so, I mean, what's the what's the goal? Yeah, you've done over 60,000 Quran so far? Where do you see where do you see yourselves going from here?

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This year, we aim to the service 20,000 crowns inshallah. And

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many people also how do you distribute it? Because they see on the video, we go into a taxi rank and we started distributing brands, the and that's amazing. SubhanAllah I must be honest, a couple of a couple of years ago, I took a bunch of boys off from darussalam just one afternoon. I said guys, what you're doing is often just jump in. We've got a couple of grants. Let's go down to Weinberg taxi rank, and we will give good answers. So the like, okay, installer. Let's go. That's a bit nervous. I said, Don't worry, it'll be easy, but in my mind was like, Oh, my word should be acting. And when we got the Subhanallah we got the before we opened the box, the peoples also

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given grants, and we didn't have to convince not a single person to the Quran. People started coming to us saying Can I get a course I could unconnected Africans english one. Now I would like Arabic Quran. And and as they walked through the text, people started being inquisitive and asked me what's happening.

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to us. People started running towards when I say people must be good Muslim people only. And this is the beauty of it. I'm not talking about Muslim people. Only. This project has touched the hearts of everyone. Wow, Michelle. Yesterday, we had a call from

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a journalist from the cape August a Christian lady. Finally Genevieve, you're not mistaken. And she said, You know, I've heard about this from from him. So I live in Vandenberg and but tell me more about it. I really want to write a piece about it. And I want to tell people about the amazing work about the Quran that analyze the issue revert to Islam as the old name or and she's a Christian lady, so committed to this. And I

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love what I do. I'm lost for words.

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It's profound actually. Like I didn't know I'm really going deep into the into the thought of this thing, but

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I mean, in the age of inflammation, we inflammation is particularly free. Nothing stops you as an individual from going out and getting any inflammation right now at the tips of your fingers.

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But I think we've been also assume that people

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would access Islam by themselves like, Okay, let me just go look for something something. And I think the way we should think about it is like, do you do we just randomly start researching by Christianity or Judaism and immediately get the Bible? I mean, do you own a Bible? You know, I mean, how many Muslims own a copy of the Bible? We didn't even do except during the go to Houdini? Yeah.

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You can't take that.

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So, you have, you have this thinking that that no, if they wanted the sun, they could have easily gotten it. But if you walking and these Bible giveaways, I would take one because I would want to check the certain things that I always want to read for myself, I will take so I think it's like the similar thing, you opening up this offer. And of course, the Quran is beautiful already, you don't even need to give the rapid because what I mean by that is when you present to somebody, you don't need to convince them of anything, they just need to be exposed to the core. And that's enough. So similarly, in this particular range of of your guys now.

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They just need to see that this opportunity to get the Quran and they will actually rash because, I mean, who doesn't have a back foot or some way thinking like, Oh, I know what this Islam thing is really about. Now I know what this Muhammad Yunus awesome is all about. So it's a wonderful initiative. I shall MLA except in

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this, there are so many stories that we can share.

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So as I was saying that during the value there,

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I mean, the senior message about this more than money.

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You could have spoken until 12. Now, but now No, follow the catch up soon.

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Yeah. So so we go into communities and we Shay grants and but also we distributed modalities at home schools at

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various high schools and primary schools. We distribute these grants, even in hospitals and at the prison. So heinola mowlana Ishmael tofi called me just about a month before Ramadan. He said you know what,

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this is this guy is been in prison for a while, is a Buddha guy from

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covenant way but in any case, Afrikaans speaking guy and he says, Remember the the bunch of good answers you gave me with a certain in the prison and he took one of it. And then after reading the Afrikaans Quran, he was intrigued by Islam and obviously having a history that's why find yourselves in prison and you then some Allah does amazing work in prison and Basha started, started speaking to him about Islam and he inquired and things like that. He then on a later visit, Mola went back and he said, online, I don't want to become Muslim. Oh, I know. And then, he took the Shahada, and he was released from prison. Sometime probably 2334 months ago, probably now. Okay. And about a week

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after him being released, he made contact with Allah. And he said, Oh, now I just started in. Wow.

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And then Allah phoned me to to relay the story. And what can we do when you started making a few goals and connecting them to a madrasa and so on? Oh, hamdulillah So,

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yeah, this kind of kind of impact, not through our efforts, but through the mercy of Allah. It is it is really touches the heart, then you come into a house, and

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I've never known that we have so many Muslim and Christian people living together, really in our community. And when you speak about being on the ground, the Quran drive takes you on the ground, literally into the homes of people, and you'll find the Jesus thing hanging in a rock. I mean,

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this is a Jeep like you have like, we know our families. hamdulillah it's a Muslim family, everyone's Muslim hamdulillah but situations and circumstances just so the person doesn't have a place to stay. So that are taken in by a relative or a neighbor or ever with a different faith and and you come in and the Christian parent says no, we're not Muslim and you can give it to her. She's Muslim and he lives in the same house. Well, then you come into another lady's house. So So how we do it and again, this is this is pretty COVID how we do it is we we come into the house, we have a couple of boys as you saw in the in the video, a couple of young boys coming in and we'll introduce

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ourselves we are from the fusion foundation and

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We just need to do is to split some light and would you allow us a few moments in your home and invite us in? You say listen we'd like to decide the few verses and so our father or the boys is able to decide they will sit and recite them and the instruction that we give them is recite that for maximum one page so that we can cover as many houses as possible. So there is a page and they close up and they want to leave and the answer is no my boy you're not going to leave with tears in the eyes. Now this is not something I've heard someone tell me this is something that I've witnessed myself and this is you can't leave now wish and we should make the alpha and then we give them

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initially and the this is a good anime off of all of our donors please make to offer them the parents and so and so on says you're not allowed to live the good and is never been read except for the radio station. The good and is never ever been reading this house before please continue to do the boys look at it. What can we say? We did say one page but Bismillah

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Yeah, it is it is her tactic when it says really like it's that hour it's basically that

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you've experienced the actual like communication that with everything, but I can relate to the experiences man like it's incredible. It's like something that you read out of a fiction book or that you'd expect to see Nollywood movie but then it's happening right in your communities meant like let me just say this if you think your life is bad

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think again.

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Sure.

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I know personally I have a home in which the son beats up his mother who's in a wheelchair in a llama

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among other things in the same home

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but that's the situation out there man it's

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it's crazy so so yeah, you guys come along and like you bring the Koran into their home like your your Khurana you bring some sort of nude and they at that moment they also feel like you know these people that actually think of us out the tech the well dressed didn't need anything from us but they came in they gave us didn't even ask us for anything and just like yeah something for free for you at the fix people and that dream that at the morning I was speaking about a

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the one Sunday morning myself and my running by DC rodri we ran invoke up Well actually we start from C point then we go through town and poke up we got because he still sir it's a it's a you know a really dangerous hasty view. I also do this route with a call. Okay. I like

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when you say to go sisters, I got excited. Yeah. Anyway, so so we then the and then this one Sunday morning in UK which is out of lockdown and so we could do exercises but only certain times that type of thing. So generally nobody was outside and it's a Sunday morning and it was just off the frigid sun is coming out so the skies light but it's the sun didn't rise yet. And we running the vocab and one Majeed had a Hotham. It was either a recording of a hot I'm playing on this on the sound system, which was the actual item taking place. But I know the voices I know that you were reciting. So and I know they do make hot items here locally. Displaying to silent in that city. Will we then ride

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around and we will we were we could add like we didn't even talk to each other. We just ran and I could just listen to the column of Allah being played through the whole city. It was it was what's the word? syrio will lie is a surreal moment. It was that moment. I don't know if I recorded it or not. I remember telling myself I should record this. But you can't capture it, man. It's like you have to be the moment. Yeah, so so what you guys are doing is making these moments come to life man and you bring it in, you're looking for it and people never understand the magic of the walawe ie if you thought you experienced magic, I'm personally telling you now you haven't unless you've actually

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done this type of work this door to door going into the people's homes knocked in it web style, call it what you want, but unless

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I listen until you've been made right, you will you did not experience any magic. Nothing.

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I said no titles not even.

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Now I mean, we did that discovery slams into exactly the same thing. And is this is this is actually fun.

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Or is this fun? avani

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huh

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Don't think she'd have friends on Facebook. You never know.

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I think this is funny Michelle.

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Yeah, you know, it's it's something else Bismillah Yeah, no, it's definitely something else. And um,

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and then we have a number of modalities contacting us for grants and, and it's such a pleasure because

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we, we we say to our donors.

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Let me just get back to a point when you mentioned about how other people live in how we live. I want to remind myself and I'd like to remind everyone watching that take a moment to think Allah take a moment to thank Allah

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for finding yourself in the position that you are with Islam. in Cape Town we are blessed Johanna with a podcast speaking about Islam and Deen and online, online and with the base of Masha, Masha Allah May Allah protect them insha Allah, and we just have a we just have this freedom to practice Islam. Yeah. And our homes in two radio stations and we just spoiled me. And then we'll have bearings.

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And then yeah, and then just on the other side

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in charge of Makkah, by now we would have to cover

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and yeah, on the other side of the train line, we've got people practicing a different Islam. Yeah, yeah, it is. To be fasting, it's something like we brew yo the hunger is not noise. And, and so Alhamdulillah we need to thank Allah for for allowing us to be as final.

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Yeah. So so I was saying so we we tell our donors that

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donated Quran

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70 Ren Subhan Allah and donated on behalf of yourself donated on behalf of your children and donated on behalf of

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what happened and donated on behalf of of

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your deceased loved ones, those who has passed away with it recently because of COVID or during the last year, or those who has passed on decades ago. Donate they could earn on their behalf. And Rasulullah Salallahu Salam says that the reward for reciting one letter

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is 10 is 10. Fold. And Russell also goes on to say that Alif Alif Lam is not elated, but rather Alif is a little homage later and we miss later.

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So imagine that Olive lamb him when someone reads Alif Lam, you're getting 10 rewards when they reciting it because you donate to the Quran. And then

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when they are reciting and Alif Lam if no one knows the meaning of it. So remember when imagine the reciting it or the reading it with meaning what kind of reward is there for them and equally for you donating it? And then I want to go further and saying yes, I do agree that those some of those people believe we could probably never open it very seldom open it. So you think about what is that is Michael Randy. So we're going to get through they're not going to

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cover all bases that we distribute to half it schools modalities. And imagine a father sitting with you could always listen, God will always

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his back listens in today's lesson and over and over and how many times you reading grants for handler and every time you do something you get to do a lot of these Yeah, if you really want if you want to know over something that can get you a lot of reward now

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give a good half of the student a must have when they started if you know was a good half in series, it's a good student, it's a person who does the work and is you know, you know consistent that is going to be a good habit. That's it. So get such a person a copy of the Quran before they start behave Allah

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he didn't know how much they actually decide. Like I mean as a student and then you get those I mean, I've some some friends who show I mean even though they've learned they helped so many years ago they recite as much now as they did then type of thing.

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So, yes.

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So Allah says I am to my slave. What do you think so me personally, I think Allah is the most generous, Allah Quran. Allah is the most in notice. Allah is the Most Merciful Allah just Allah looks for any reason for us to enter into Jannah any reason I'm going to add these are the how many I added like, do this integer nine like you're so easy it can be like are you again looking for a reason to send me to Jana? And so I believe that is that is my Allah. So if that is my Allah then I believe that

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If I have donated 179,

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a lowly hordenine, for the 80,000 grants that has been distributed, of course, because your your your seven there is not connected to one Quran, one which is connected to the project etc. And the project is now standing at almost 80,000 current handles barnala. And imagine 80,000 Qurans where you are sitting, this is this is what we call a passive income. This is a passive income, this is an investment, you cannot play golf on a Tuesday morning and contemporary term passive income. Yeah, I just feel like it's a very deep South Africa. But that's but that's what it is. Yeah, it is us being smart. Islam is not a dean of difficulty.

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Hell, clams are the enemies, because Allah wants us to go to Jana. And he has an opportunity during the month of Ramadan under the fold.

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And so I'm urging you, and this isn't a sales pitch, or like not a sales pitch, it is just an invitation to be a part of the higher whether whether you're going to give the money to the fusion foundation and purchase grounds within you to buy liquid and yourself and going distributed the opportunities for you. And so it's really amazing. I mean, you're not coming here, this podcast was intended to know, I mean, 100 would be great if our viewers can come in even now and say, Look, I would like to be part of this week, and it would show great interest hamdulillah. But over and above that your purpose was just to get people to know about this project and to to be a part of this

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project for you to come and say, okay, we want to save indeed and that's one thing, I mean, it's still good work, nothing wrong with it. But on the other side, you saying that even if people buy their own copies of the Quran, you can give it to somebody but just feel what it's like, you know, to be a transmitter in that sense. And then finally, your, your,

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your invitation does it also extend to people actually, who want to volunteer to come along with you? Absolutely.

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You might be sitting at home thinking this guy wants to be dramatic.

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But this experience can change your life.

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When I say change your life, I mean change your perspective on life. change the way you see things change the way you understand what is important in life

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spending spending a few hours with the project and going into homes and seeing what what people is really going through on the ground really engaging with people and then breathe a column of Allah and seeing how that brings hope and smile and you know what we went in our park shooting that video we went on a walk and we were about to drive away because we had to go into seapoint and we were already out of the scope in in our park and we were almost into the road a lady came running in the guys in the chorus and just wait those with and I stopped the guns lady came but I knew

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what 200 meters away Ronnie would appear slow is your and she was like but just Can I get one can Allah I need this in my life. Oh I need this in my life

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reminding myself that I answer I see now watch Roger when he does it I go

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I said no how much anyway the image it is to say like a man came running from the father's place. Yes sir. You know I stunning and then obviously the message is different. But just the imagery like it's epic. It's so epic that you find the same scene in the in the Quran as I think it is. for HANA. So yeah, so so we inviting our young boys.

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Today some girls asked, but why can the girls come with we need to protect our girls. We are going into into communities way we don't want to put out goals, you know, in in harm's way. And so firstly, we also will do that to the boys.

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No, no, no, no.

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Bad.

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Let's clean this corner. We call it the girls do that. Boys can do that. What happened to equality rain? No, yes. That's a podcast for another day. Why many kids? I'm joking people can lie for the feminists jumping down my throat.

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Yeah, so so we asked our community to make dua for us for our safety for the success of this project for our sincerity, I mean, and

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and then we ask you to send two young boys. This week this weekend shall on Saturday. We will be meeting at the fusion office which is at 77 Roger panhandles 77 Roseman Avenue in Kenilworth right next to Nando's we'll be meeting at around 10 o'clock and then we will

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We're making our way down to how by and we'll be distributing courage in the heartbeat community so looking forward to that insha Allah

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yeah and every Saturday for the month of Ramadan we'll be distributing good ions in the program runs throughout the year hamdulillah

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but obviously during the month of Ramadan this just this different kind of energy around Allah. Can I just say some quickly parents if using your this will be something like really good for my children is to go within amisco now if you're too lazy to go SR children or like this would be an experience that like like me, Sam said it is potentially life changing. If you think that your kids would do would do good with a wake up call and I think we all have we all do good with that. inducing your kids. This is this is excellent. I mean, Saturday mornings Ramadan viessmann like go for it. What can you do? Exactly what what what are the kids introduced? What are they going to do?

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I don't think there's a better there's a better way for them to do on Saturday no ways. I mean, you're not going to be doing sport it's Ramadan fasting. So between now let him do this. Okay. Big question. I mean, people have hamdulillah started asking so let's just give him some details Nizam what's the contact details how what's the best way for people to contact me the best way is obviously via WhatsApp or phone call they can contact sadhika on the numbers 0814247259081424725 on the screen right on the screen there you go fusion economic boy what WhatsApp or phone that number to get in contact inshallah to Allah and yeah, I say that it's not Academy sent you you might you

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might just get a discount if anyone child that you send will ask you to bring in

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Yeah, I do like that sales pitches. Yeah, get in contact with us. Send us a WhatsApp message. Check out our website is www dot FAFSA that is if I if if you could miss dominate while I was doing the other one now. You wouldn't. You wouldn't ask her hey, yeah, so yeah, math, math, math. I mean, just edit it. Quickly. Say again? www dot FAFSA ops

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event.fafsa.net

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if I if it's a dotnet There we go. Check out our social media handles. Its fusion in America Foundation in America means Kay, so show that you can be a part of

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the goodness I feel like that should be a song in the amico it just sounds like it's got a rhythm to it, man. just just just listen to it in your makeup today. Like it feels like it must go on

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foundation a yes.

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Say and we are ready to begin. Okay, I'll put it up in a second everyone Sorry about that.

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Yeah, but um, be a part of it be a part of of the herd of this is the month of the Quran.

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RMB maybe even if you if you totally not going to get involved whatsoever, don't forget about the idea. Go buy Quran one day and take it even to somebody in your road as a gift, you know, it will be beautiful, so Han Allah and just for those who and I know they are going to be people who are going to ask so I'm just gonna be integration. They may or may not ask on the comments, but they will ask eventually, which is Yeah, but how can you give a non Muslim record and they're supposed to be in a state of taharah they run a voodoo they don't make a stingy I they don't know who so etc. And the answer is very simply what they are giving is thrown I was I was just thinking you posed the

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question diversion to phone them. Phone olimpik

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No, no, no. So the answer is it's not the Quran that they are giving they're actually giving me a translation of the Quran and the ruling for the translation as is not the same as the ruling for a Quran Yes, it should should still be respected and so on. But now we'll do is require any of that other forms of things because you can't recite that book in Salah. It's not quran quran is only the original words in the original language as it was revealed. Okay? So that's just to make sure that we people are going to say that Oh, how can they just you know, and Orlando's best, but create initiative shukran May Allah Allah guide you increase you and keep you on the straight and narrow

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and granted many, many people actually participate in this I would love to see like a, you know, like a ritual. Look, I'm not I'm not a big fan of Asana. I think we got too many things in in the sooner and could and to keep us busy for me to be a fan of that. But there are certain beat Asana that are just so harsh. And that is like Wow, man, like an artist. I just think like you're this profound like the effect of that. This is definitely one of them. And another one is is the ritual on aid night the night of aid when I see these small little jammas going

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From House to House in making that beer, almost like the Christians do with Christmas kettles, but I think this is like this is quiet because it actually ties in with a tsunami. So now the Protestant is actually that that that beer is arranged in the street at the shops everywhere so that you could argue is like you know, reviving as soon as at least from that perspective so these things our community can become so much richer for these things when even look my brother all these years now he's been cooking food on the nights of eight i think you know, probably right and they also distribute every way and I know that there's some brothers and sisters who ritualistically come

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every night of the year that they do this to our age basically. And they give up the quality that they would have gotten had they not because the whole night that's fire smoke it's raid eyes No sleep. So they generally everything will eat they come either way. Because they love it. Absolutely. Absolutely. You asked what what are the projects we're busy with? I mentioned a few I probably forgot quite a number. I just remembered now that for this eat inshallah we'll be cooking 30 pounds of food

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and it's a big sacrifice.

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Honestly, and so we thank all those volunteers that comes out you've got a hectic eat you are sleeping for if you're lucky, you're sleeping for most of the day because you are just drained because it's a full day and a full night. So it's probably another couple of days of separation you guys do sleep right between you inside the car you you sometimes sleep sometimes Okay, I just need to check that out.

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He brought the guitar he said but

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we take turns

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we share about 10 hours of sleep between us I take the nine he takes that one yes but

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I can actually believe that most of all be you

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okay look people also want to know about the banking details uncle Shama I'm going to ask

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President exam to send that to you directly inshallah. Oh, maybe we'll edit in the comment section afterwards anybody's perhaps interested you can find it in the comment section, but we're going to wrap up on this note inshallah we actually plan to do off in our podcast episode 52 minutes 21

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No, it goes like that you catch them in with with the guys and we bought cars if I didn't watch the time we would just go on and on and on. Like last night I got such a shock because I was gonna say okay, what next and then I looked at the time and so but time is really up you know? So it goes like that in a podcast. love it love the Happy New Year and love being part of fusion Alhamdulillah And may Allah Allah accept bless increase and grant all the higher end Baraka in this world in the world you're after we deliver mentioned about the igniter leader program. You see the two people sitting here but maybe we should have a special program just about that inshallah. Okay,

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so much for having me over to have a chat. It's it's always good to be in your company. Who me huh? Okay, so the Kevin

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fotografico Okay, next time inshallah. sallallahu ala Sayyidina. Muhammad have a handle over how many subhanak alohomora harmony concerto La Ilaha Illa. Anthony Furukawa we like a cinema aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.