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Strictness Vs Laxity In Religion

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Kamal El-Mekki

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Calgary, where he dedicated his time in coordinating programs for youths and creative, supportive environment for non Muslims. He's a young, dynamic speaker and a lecturer who goes around the world and dedicate his time and efforts into educating the people through his various talks. The most famous of his thoughts and his vibrant the hour workshop called How to give Shahada in 10 minutes, which has led hundreds to Islam hamdulillah little known facts about him, he has been trained for pro wrestling, and that's pro wrestling as the entertainment one the WWE style, and he also has a pet Python. So inshallah without any further ado,

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shall come out is all yours.

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If you'd like to be piled drive, please come to me at the end of the lecture.

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cinematic hasta la barakato

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smilla han Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Hina Meanwhile, and he will be here Jemaine, um, but.

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But I typically don't like to give a lecture right after another one because people get bored. And I can already see Mashallah, the excitement in the crowd.

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So

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what's this lecture about?

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No one knows even okay. It's about extremism in religion versus being too lacks in their religion. Let me start by telling you two true stories. All right, the first one, there was a young man. And he just started to become practicing. And he's very excited about his religion, and he wants to practice every aspect of it, which is a good thing. So he discovers that you're not supposed to have pictures hanging in your home and things like that. That's not permissible. So he now wants to change the monkey with his hand first. So he goes to visit his uncle. And he tells his uncle, Would you excuse me, I would like to go into your bedroom. So his uncle thought he was going to take a

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nap. So I said, Sure, go ahead. And the young man goes in and his uncle hears things smashing and breaking. And he enters and he finds this young man, taking these photos of the man's children and family, you know, and back then they didn't have digital cameras. So these are the only copies, he would break the frame, break the glass, and tear the picture apart. Take another one, break it to the picture apart, take another one break it to the picture apart. So what happened, of course, his uncle saw that and the only pictures he has of his children, so he started to cry. But this young guy thought this is a munkar it's not permissible. I'm changing it. But what really what he was

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doing was being extreme. Likewise, because especially here, this is not his wealth, and it's not his decision, you cannot go and destroy other people's property. The other one young man discovered that, you know, there's a lot of negative in the Intellivision, you know, a lot of bad messages. And this is not appropriate that it should be in the home. So he comes in and his sisters are watching television. So he breaks it. See? Tough Guy breaks the television. And he tells him, this is a bunker bring the evil into the home. So it happens. His father comes home from work, and he looked at the TV screens or busted. He said who broke the TV? His sister said, you know, your son did it.

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He said it's Haram. So then he takes off his belt, and he starts to whip the boy. And while he's whipping him, the boys saying I don't had a husband

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scaping sees Bella Lera

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different situation. I hadn't heard anyone told you to believe in more than one god here. But this is how some people think. But I want to tell you something that I learned from Chef jafra. Aveda, Hola. And it's something that is really, really beneficial in understanding extremism. Versus, you know, being too lacks in the religion, which is the other extremism. So I would like you all to pay close attention, please. It's a very simple concept, but it's gonna make your life so much easier. Because every time now you follow the Sunnah and someone's going to tell you, you're doing something extreme. You're going to give them this model that we're talking about. Now we're going to talk

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about basically within any religion or any belief system.

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Or any ideology, there are typically two extremes Everybody with me, there are typically two extremes. There is one extreme end over here. And there's the other extreme end over there. So within Islam, there are also two extremes. There's being too extreme in the religion. As far as trying to be religious and doing things wrong. There's one end here. Then there's the other end, which people rarely talk about and think about. The other end is the people who totally disregard their religion and have nothing to do with it. That's also extremism. But the question is,

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who is the middle?

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I said, Who?

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And Nabi sallallahu Sallam for sure, right? Yes, no, for sure that the one that's in the middle is the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. No one would dare say he is closer to this extreme, or that extreme. The middle is what nav sallallahu Sallam does, if you do way beyond what he's doing, then you're moving towards this extreme. If you do a lot less than what he's doing, you're moving towards the other extreme, because there are two extremes. But you might ask them, How could you do more or do beyond what the Brazilian was doing. And there is an example from the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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When a group of men or a group of the Sahaba got together, one of them said, I'm going to pray at night and never sleep. So he's going to pray all night, no sleep, the process ellenwood pray and sleep but he's going to do more. Then another one said, I will fast and never break my fast. And the problem is to break as fast. As the third one said, I will never marry a woman.

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Of course, that's it. And then news of that reach the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And there's also a narration one of them says, I'm not going to eat meat. Of course, that would be very offensive to us today, right? Because of how we love meat. So that when the news of this reach the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, What is wrong with people who say such and such he? He said what they say, obviously he didn't single them out. But he said, What's wrong with people who say these things? And he says, I fast and I break my fast and I sleep and I marry women. So this is the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he does all these things in moderation. Then he says, Whoever

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overlooks my son, nah, woman, Robinson, knotty, Felisa Mini, and whoever overlooks my son not does not belong to me. So basically, this is an example of how some people want it to go and do beyond what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was doing.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam also warned us of being extreme or going to extremes. So he said, Oh, people beware of going to extremes in religious matters. For those who came before you were doomed because of going to extremes in religious matters. So the province of London is warning the oma from going to extremes, extremes that are contrary to the Sharia to Islamic law. And this has led nations before us to their downfall and it could do the same for our own.

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The prophets of Allah Selim said in another Hadith Hara, Kalamata Nakuru own that those who go to extremes are doomed. And then the process lm said it one more time hola como Tanaka on, those who go to extremes are doomed. And one more time. Those who go to extremes are doomed. Let's give a simple example that we all know of how people would go to extremes in their religion and make things more difficult for themselves. The famous story of Venezuela in when Musa alayhis salaam told them that Allah commands you to slaughter a cow. That was a simple command from Allah subhanaw taala slaughter a cow, they could have gone out, found the cow and slaughtered it. But first of all, they said, Are

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you kidding? Are you joking us? And then they said, What color is it? And what does it do and describe it more to us because all the cows look the same? Because they made things difficult. In the end, the description of this cow came so difficult, because the budget says that they slaughtered it or my calculator alone, they almost couldn't succeed in doing that they almost didn't do it. Why? Because they made things difficult. A legend said slaughter a cow. But they wanted to know what color it was and what type of cow it was. And so every time they got the detail, it narrowed down the number of cows and in the end, it came down to one cow that fit the description.

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And narrations also told you that it belonged to a boy who loved it. He didn't want to sell it and at the bedroom and try to coax him with so many different things in order to finally get it so it makes things difficult. So they almost went to their doom here but Allah subhanaw taala had mercy. So going to extremes in worship.

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And what it does, it will lead to excessive hardship difficulty, like, for example, the examples we took not breaking the fast difficulty that is not required in the religion or not sleeping at night difficulty that's not required in the religion. And in the least case, even if you can do it for a few months, what happens later on, you get burnt out, you get burnt up. That's why the prophet SAW Selim didn't stop them. And there's also another narration with a

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number of us where he wanted to do so much acts of worship, the process didn't stop him. He just decreased from the amount of the Act that he was doing, or the amount of worship, but also, from part of being extreme is to introduce innovations into the religion and forbid things that Allah did not forbid. I'll tell you a true story. Some of our friends are playing soccer. So a man came to them. A young man came to them, and he said playing soccer is haha.

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So they said, What's the proof that playing soccer is haram? He said the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said and Hallelu been while haram obeying the law is clear. And the Haram is clear. And it's clear that this is haram. That was his proof. So you can go to anyone now and say, what you're doing is haram. What's your proof? Positive said Haram is clear. halaal is clear. It's clear to me that this is how you know. So this guy, now he's forbidding something that Allah did not forbid. And this is as a result of extremism as well, it just makes life difficult for people. Or that you would introduce forms of worship, and commitments that didn't exist at the time of the Protestant settler.

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And then the interesting thing is these people always insist upon, I'll give you an example. Okay, I'll give you an example. That is related to making the after the Salah. And in hamdullah, we don't have this very much in North America, but in some countries, this is a must. After the Salah, the minute this is cinemagraphs Allah said, I'm Oprah, the mom raises his hands. And he starts making up and everybody starts saying, I mean, whether they hear him or not, they understand what he's saying about everything. I mean, I mean, I mean, if you don't put your hands up, people get very upset with you. Now here of course, this is not this enough. There is no additional problem after the five

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daily prayers will turn turn around and start making and people would make die in unison altogether.

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The sooner is what after say salam, O Allah subhanaw taala. What's the sooner?

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Exactly, the sooner you say stuff for three times and then you start to make all the epca this beer and the cup, there's a number of those, this is known to be the son of the presence alone. This is what the companions to do after every Salah after every single Salah they will turn around and then they will start making the vicar on this far under this big pipe. So these people now introduce something in the place of the son of the Prophet seller seller, but they insist that you have to do it. I remember one time we were in a very small Masjid this was this was in Sudan, right? So it was a very small Masjid. We prayed the harasser when the amount turned around, he started to make.

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And I didn't put my hands up, because I'm not obligated to do something that you guys made up. Why do I have to do it? So everyone said is saying I mean, and but he's the man's making the law and he's looking at me. And he's angry that I'm not putting my hands up like everyone else. So then he's looking at me and he's saying, Oh Allah, we seek refuge we do from the hardness of the heart. You know? So now Mashallah, and you're supposed to make them to Allah insulting people indirectly. But in any case, it It struck me that it's interesting how the known son of the prophet SAW Selim, for years and years and years, five times every day, you make the vicar, this beer is tougher. If I were

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to sit in a Masjid and effort to sleep, just get up and leave, can you fault me?

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And is there something in my blameworthy if I didn't make it disappear?

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I can just get up and go, right. And it's an extra thing. So if the thing that was done by the process of him and his companions for years and years and years, multiple times every day, if I just got up and left it, and no one has the right to yell at me, then What gives you the right to yell at me over something you just invented? You understand what I'm saying? If I leave the known sooner, and no one has the right to yell at me. What gives you the right to yell at me about putting my hands up for the other has no evidence for it or anything like that. But this is also a result of this type of extremism. People will make something up and then they force you to follow it. You have

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to do this or you have to do that.

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Okay,

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So there are other kinds of things that come that come as a result of this type of you know, and it being a little extreme in the religion, it could even be something like someone who is very sick and Ramadan. Here he has the allowance to break the fast, right. But he fast even though that will cause him more harm and the person will fast. I'm not talking like having a cold or something simple. This is someone who has an illness or some or condition that becomes worse, because they're fasting. And they'll fast. Or during the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam a man by the name of Abu Salah in he vowed to fast and to stand always and to never sit and never seek the shade and never speak.

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Okay, you hear that? So this is a man at the time of the prophet SAW said them, he vowed, meaning he made an oath to Allah subhanaw taala that he's going too fast. And he's going to stand and never sit down. And he's never going to look for shade. And so if he's happens to be in the sun, he's in the sun, and he's never going to speak. Now. Is this a beneficial Val? What do you think? No. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Tell him to sit down and seek shade and speak but let him complete his fast, because the fast was the only one that was of benefit of from his bow, the only one that you get reward from staying in the sun, you don't get reward for that, you know, standing and not

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sitting, you don't get reward for that. So there's nothing there's no benefit that comes out of things like that. But

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you know, another another thing that scholars classify as part of being extreme, because you know, anything that's extreme, it will make your life difficult, is what's what's up. Everyone know what that is?

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No. It's basically the people who basically let's call it they have OCD when it comes to making mobile. So every time we start making, although the shaitaan comes to them, and says, Oh, you just broke your will do or you messed it up, start over again. So they start over again. So then he'll do it two times, five times, 10 times 20 times, and he'll keep or sometimes they even go to the enter the masala say Allahu Akbar. And they say, No, no, no, no, go out. nicolaou. Again, come back, Allahu Akbar. I didn't I didn't make the will do properly. This is what was right. And you think that these that the solution is simple, don't just do it once and leave, no matter what the chiffon

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tells you. But they can't, you know, it's a very big problem for them. And they go through in a different mesh is trying to do their version of therapy with them, and so on and so forth. But the scholars even classify this as part of me going to the extreme. And the processor limb. The sad thing is the president already warned us of that. He told us the solution against that said, don't move the ship on comes to you and says you ruin your will do don't move unless you

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hear a sound or smell something, then you're sure something happened. All right. So then otherwise, Don't move. Don't just ignore the straight font. But I'll tell you a true story. There is this again, it's an extremist Danny, this guy, he started to take them and he just took fear, where basically they believe that even if you if you commit, if you commit a major sin, you're not a Muslim anymore. And then they went to another extreme instead, if you think of something, that's a major sin, you're not a Muslim anymore. So this guy and I'll tell you from a friend, you know who saw this, he said, the guy would be sitting with us we'd all be chit chatting, talking, whatever the

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topic is, then suddenly says, Wait a minute, brothers. I just became a cafe.

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And he goes and takes a shower. I said the line and line he comes back. People are talking about cars, like brothers. Wait a minute, I just became a golfer. He goes, Thank you, sir. They said you're gonna catch a cold like this.

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But true story. This is I mean, this is the result of being extreme.

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And sometimes it's not understanding things in the proper context. Yeah.

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Sometimes it comes from not understanding things in the proper context. Yeah, Annie. For example, your you'll hear that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the companions used to enter the message with their shoes. Right? So young man will read that say well, this is a sooner then and I'm going to implement this sooner and they will come in and they walk into the machine with their shoes. And of course what happens? One uncle has a heart attack and the others blood pressure goes up and some people faint and things like that. How dare you walk into the ministry with your shoes may sell them this is the sin of the process Allah authentic hadith said you they used to

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Enter the messenger with their shoes play. But please put it in the proper context, what what was what kind of carpeting that they have in the masjid?

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Very fine pebbles, or sand. so easily, you could walk in with his shoes, no problem. But now here we're talking about carpeting, okay, and you're coming in with your shoes with the treads underneath, and there could be whatever that's on it. And you're going to walk into this carpeting that costs a lot of money, by the way. And not only that, what happens when you walk over carpeting with your shoes? You wear it out. And you don't believe me? Just get 10 brothers to walk in a circle around the carpet. We're wearing shoes. And then we're not wearing shoes and see after a couple of hours, which one looks more dilapidated? Done. So

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here, are you looking at different materials, there was no carpeting. And so it made sense to enter the machine with the shoes. But here, it doesn't make sense. But the people will not understand things in proper context. I'll give you one more example of not understanding things in the proper context.

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A lot of young men now. And this actually happened to us with a friend of ours. He became very extreme in one issue. And one of our friends said to him, you know, you're still my brother, and I still love you for the sake of Allah. So indirectly, this is what he tells him. He says, Yeah, a man came to Abdullah and Omar, and he tells him I love you for the sake of Allah. And I said, I hate you for the sake of Allah. So he's trying to tell him I now hatred for the sake of Allah. Yeah. Because this brother, you know, he's down. He's cool. He's hard, right? So he tells him, I hate you for the sake of Allah. But no, let's understand who Abdullah and Omar was. And this is, we see this

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constantly, like a Shabaab would hear something, a statement that was said by me, they'll go repeat it, okay. But look at who's saying what I'm blending, I'm not alone. As you know, he was of the younger Sahaba. And so also when he towards the end of his life, he was of the few companions and the companions, at towards the later generations were like gems amongst the people. So not only was he of the companions, but he was also of the scholars amongst the companions, he was a major scholar or any of the top scholars ever, at the end his time and in his place. And he was an older person. So if he wanted to reprimand someone, because of his age, and because of his position, he had the

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right to do so. And so if I'm the lead and Omar rodilla, and whom I said to someone, I hate you, for the sake of Allah, coming from this great scholar coming from a great companion, coming from an older person who is an Imam, and a leader. And it would be a very great admonition to the person that's being it's being said to end to everyone else. So his position allowed, it allowed him to say something like that. And it would be a lesson for him and for those around him, because maybe the guy did something wrong or some bitter. So he's saying that to him, and people say, Oh, I'm loving, I'm gonna set this to the person because of that, we're never going to do that. Again, this is our

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scholar and our shift and a companion, not some young punk kid who comes I hate you, for the sake of Who are you jealous? Fine, go ahead, hate me for the sake of Allah. And it not even applying it properly. So that's, and it can lead to other forms of extremism. But I want to talk about being moderate because we set our scale, there's this extreme end over here, when you try to do too much, or you try to implement improperly and the difficulty that comes out of that, then the middle is being moderate, and the middle is an AVI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And of course, to see if anything is moderate, or in the middle of path or not, or in the middle, in our in our scale of extremes. It's to see if you have evidence for it from the Quran, and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, if there is evidence to it could never be extreme. If the prophet SAW Selim did it, it could never be extreme as long as you're doing it within the proper context and the proper way and proper time and all the other things. So for example, then

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no one could jump up and say, covering the face and the club is extreme. No, because there is multiple evidence for niqab in the Quran and the Sunnah is actually any stronger evidence as according to some scholars for niqab than there is for hijab, very strong evidence. So you can say, Well, this is extreme now because there's evidence to it. We know the mothers of the believers did it all the women in Medina did it. So you can't say it's extreme. We have evidence. You can't come to someone and say, you know, your beard is a bit too big Don't be an extremist. No, because there's evidence and we know even the description of the beard of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam almost as

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wide as his shoulders and all the way to the middle of his chest. So you can't tell me then I'm extreme just because I'm growing my beard. Because the process lm did it. So you can't tell me I'm extreme because I don't shake hands with women. Yeah. Why are you being a

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Shake hands with a woman isn't your heart heart pure? What will happen to you if your hand touches the palm of another woman, but did an episode of him do it? Let's look at our scale. If he didn't do it, that means I'm being moderate. Now, if you're doing what he didn't do, you're moving towards this end of the eXtreme Scale, you understand?

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intermingling, you know, you can see and stuff.

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guys take it easy with that stuff. You know, again, intermingling the ability things like you know, you know, the hearts are pure, and it's for the sake of Allah. I won't forget right here in Toronto, one of my first conferences a brother came to me, he says, You know, I deal with the sisters, but I love them for the sake of Allah.

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I shall learn to sweep.

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You know, it's not even appropriate to say that I love you for the sake of Allah to a sister. Just keep all the I love yous out of the equation. All right. sake of love for the sake of anything, I'll just keep it out of there. But

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okay, so we're talking about being moderate now. And you know, sometimes a lot of young people,

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when they're trying to be religious, they think being religious is doing the more difficult thing. Many people have this mentality. If you haven't paid attention, please, many people think the more religious thing is to be is to pick the more difficult thing that's more religious. Now we have a description of how I should describes in the vessel allowed to sell them. She said the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was never given the choice between two things. But he would choose the easier of the two, so long as it was not a sin. And if it was a sin, He would be the furthest of people from it narrated by Buhari,

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very nice and very easy process along if he's given a choice between two things he'd pick the easier one. And that's also the mark of a wise man. By the way, if there is no extra reward here and no sin here, why would you pick the more difficult one, only someone who's not very intelligent, will pick the more difficult one. And some people think to be more religious, you will have to pick the more difficult thing you know, you have to you know, have a big bag and they told you there's a car walk in, he walks in and this is more religious studies struggle like this for the sake of the flower that I'm carrying.

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But

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But now the interesting thing is now the moderate path, the path of a Nabi sallallahu Sallam has become difficult. Why? Because how much people have changed. So now people on the moderate way are being called extreme because of all the ignorance and how people have left their religion and the prophets Allahu LA, he was

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Lum warned us of that already. The problem said that Islam began as something strange, and will revert to being something strange, so glad tidings to the strangers. And now the ones who are following Islam, they look strange to people. Why are you doing this? Why are you doing that? Maybe those of you in high school? Why? Why don't you go to the prom? Why don't you have a girlfriend? Are you gay?

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They say that don't say? Yeah. I didn't say that. They say that. Youth always complained to me about that. But

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so then the companions asked Who are they or messenger of Allah. And he said, Those who are righteous when the people are corrupt, those who are righteous when the people are corrupt, so many known soon, and now they're authentic. And in the Hadith, and multiple Hadith, and people will tell you don't be extreme. Are you saying the problem was extreme then, because no Muslim should ever dare say that. He was moderator said him. If I do beyond what he did, then I could be moving towards the other extreme. So as long as there's an evidence, a hadith or an ayah to to show something, then there's no way it could be extreme.

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You know, really, I mean, we live in a strange, strange times. And a lot of times the harassment Muslim gets Muslims get from other Muslims. It's not from kafar and that's why you know, when people in America where I'm from when people always complain about you know, the coup for did this to a hijabi and all that, you know, as an as an oma, we deserve it. Because we do it to ourselves. We do it to ourselves, I know of massage it and I've personally been there, if a woman goes in wearing the pub, she is harassed constantly by the inner Masjid by the Muslims. So those sisters who work a job will come and harass her men, and they should be real men become and send her messages with other

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sisters tell her to take off her Cup was the end of your business. You weren't a coward. You wouldn't be interested in something like this. And one of them a chef was telling me he was with his wife at the airport. She's wearing a cup. He said this quote unquote muslimah in a miniskirt comes to them and just says it's how long to cover your face in Islam. He's like

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Halla to show your legs like that.

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Or one of our friends has a big beard. big beautiful beard two big beard. And he says this guy with no beard comes to him to give him mostly ha, who should be giving the other one knows. Yeah. But you know Islam has become strange now. So this guy comes to music. Yeah, he cut this thing. Who should be telling who's telling me to cut? You're the one who's dirty shaven? Right. I call it dirty shaven. By the way. What do you mean clean shaven? What do we just fill buckets around here? You dirty shave it?

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Yes, sir. All right.

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Another hot day, the president telling us how being moderate will be difficult ahead of you there lie days or they're late days of patience, during which being patient will be like, look at the comparison people. being patient will be like grasping a hot cold. You guys know what a cold is right? grasping a hot one. The one who does good deeds will have reward like that a 50 men who do such deeds. And then they said O Messenger of Allah, the reward of 50 of them. And he said the reward of 50 of view. And then when it becomes difficult to hold on to the religion, you get the reward of 50 of companions for what you do. So the problem already told us even being in the in

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moderate path, following the sooner will become difficult. You'll look like a strange person. Right young man.

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And then we'll just end up here with our we're under moderate section right now. So we did the extreme. We're in the moderate we're going to the other side now. But to end up here

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that in another narration of the same Hadith across to them said they are the ones who will pay attention, please. They are the ones who will. Are you paying attention? They are the ones who will revive my Sunnah and teach it to people. While

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you guys are so excited, man. This is unbelievable. Thank you. so mad with you.

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For the youth in the audience, you didn't have your Wheaties this morning or what?

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No. Okay, great.

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pipe. So people have made the middle path difficult. And people typically make things difficult. Alonzo just gave us an easy Sharia. But we make it difficult. We're going to talk about that later on tonight and Sharla. All right. Now going back to the last extreme, we're going to call those the negligent. Either they can be so negligent that they have nothing to do with Islam. The scholars say if somebody has absolutely nothing to do with Islam whatsoever. He's basically left Islam.

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Yeah. Now, of course, don't go around labeling people. But if someone has absolutely nothing to do with Islam, I mean, they've got alcohol in their home, they've got pork, they don't know what Juma is. They don't know what that is. They don't know what Salah looks like which direction NACA is, and you've probably all visited some Muslim or another, he said, which was the Qibla. And the guys like to do that whole thing. Like I'm thinking, why are you thinking? Why don't you pray? If you think you don't need to pray? I mean, if you pray, don't, you know what I'm saying?

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So, they'll come in, they'll start to be a honey honey, which was the Qibla Qibla. Sweetheart, so not with you. Anyways.

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Alright, let's end this. So we're saying then the negligent people, right? The best of them wants to do the bare minimum. So many mothers are advising their children. Don't be extreme. Just pray five times a day. And first Ramadan. And when you're old enough, go make Hajj. They want the bare minimum from Islam. I will still want to meet that mother who wants the bare minimum from our children concerning the dunya Listen, why are you studying up all night? Okay, go to bed. I want you to just get C minuses barely get my older grades are right, and just barely make it out of, you know, high school and then straight into McDonald's. I I still want to meet that mother. You know, with the

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dunya it's everything work hard. And you know what the whole family revolves around that kid who has exams, you know, the mother will wake him up, she'll bring him you know, tea or whatever, at 2am you know, the father, wake him up again. Take him up to him, given a big breakfast, smoked salmon, all kinds of things. Breakfast is good for the brain and he's eating and all that to try and make them you know, everyone's helping with that issues. The dunya with the dean, son, don't be extreme. Just pray. First Ramadan, when you're ugly and old, go to Hajj.

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Alright, and the sweet thing is the negligent people. They're the ones who think they're moderate. It's fantastic man. And I love the way they described themselves. They think they're moderates and they want to offer you advice on how you can be monitored like them. And they have all the kinds of euphemisms to explain their situation. One of my favorites and at least I don't know

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It's here but in the States, the sisters that don't wear hijab, they tell you, I'm open. You know? We can see.

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I'm open. So that means the ones who wear hijab niqab do what the closed minded on it. So you're the one who's open Mashallah. Or and they tell you no I'm not going to shut did that's why I don't grow my beard Really? So what do you think of your profits a lot of solemn Dan and his beard, the number worker and his beard and armor and his beard and earth man and his beard and how much money so of course, we're not making this a beard lecture, you know, and anytime now you mentioned the beard, we're like, oh, these people have nothing more to worry about than the beard.

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I'm not the one worrying about it.

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You're the one attacking it. I'm just saying the beard is just there. And I don't do anything. It just comes out by itself. And I walk around town. So I didn't do anything about it. You know, you're the ones bringing it up all the time. Yeah, how many people you don't know, come here.

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But just

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what does it concern you? If you aren't a coward, you wouldn't be concerned with something like this.

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Punk.

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So

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and of course, the intentions are pure, all kinds of excuses for being at this end of the spectrum. You know, I remember this one guy

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calling from earnings. Someone used to study with me in the school, and he became Muslim. So he goes to work. And he tells his coworker who happened to be a Muslim, that I've actually become Muslim. So how'd you become Muslim? I spoke to this guy at school. I got to meet him. So this Muslim now wants to meet me. He calls me every other day. Let's meet, let's meet, let's meet Let's meet. I have ideas. There's so much that needs to be done for Islam. You know, look what's happening now to the oma look what's happening to Islam in America and this and this and that said, Okay, let's meet the guy who has great ideas. He's got energy, I'm willing to listen. So the guy comes over. And he

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basically starts to tell me we need and he doesn't know I don't even understand what he's trying to tell me. He's like, we need to do we have to do we have to? Okay, we have to

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end the end. When it's time for Makarov came and I still don't know what he wants. I'm like, Okay, it's time for Margaret. Let's pray. He's like,

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excuse me, there are for you a cigarette? I don't smoke. Is Salah, is there a choice here? This guy wants to change the Omen everything he doesn't. He doesn't pray, send the end, I had to let him have it. But of course, in a nice way to him, you know, you're telling us about lost people and stuff. you're one of those people. You need a nice way. I said, Danny, I'm not I'm paraphrasing. So I said you one of those people, we need to work on this issue first. You don't pray and you want to rectify the condition of the Omaha's that kind of work. But you know something? Most people and this is something about human beings no matter what they do and what they've done. They always see

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themselves as good. If you've ever any, any people study psychology in here.

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I have to look towards the sister section. Nobody studied psychology in here. All right, great. And those of you in high school study psychology, Okay. Great. So they tell you when they interview serial killers, all of them have a good opinion about themselves and they think they're all good people but serial killers murdered multiple human beings until now I'm a good person. But you know there's this issue here on the side. I murdered 50 people.

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Most people think they're good so this guy he thought he was alright and he wants to rectify the rest of the woman but he doesn't pray he's refusing it like I'm offering him cigarettes or something. And and that's how the it's always Yanni with the intention is pure in the heart is good. And I'm sure of myself. Aren't you sure of yourself? Why don't you shaking hands with women? Okay, if you want to coward you wouldn't be concerned with me shaking hands with women. And I like that it's my new catchphrase. Don't be a coward. Right? When it comes to the center

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All right, people

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you know, Allah subhanaw taala created this world very balanced, everything is balanced in this world. And if anything, tips the balance, it will affect so many other things and just ruin atmosphere, environment and everything. And so therefore that means because Allah created this balanced world, he must have created a balanced being to live in it in order to live in it in the best way. And so anything if you if you exaggerate it, it just goes sour, and even a lot of a good thing can become something bad.

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Even your favorite food. What's your favorite food?

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Huh? Yeah, you

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okay, I didn't know you have to think like that. I don't have to think about my favorite food. Hamburgers hands down. Better as best invention ever. Who agrees with me? Hands up. Thank you, sir. Thank you. Thank all of you. Absolutely. best invention ever. The hamburger. Absolutely fantastic. Right? But I'll tell you what, I bet you after years of hamburger

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Every day I could get tired of it. I think I can and get tired of it. Even though it's something so good everything if you overdo it, it's not good and too little not good. That diet for human beings your diet even things that are essential to your survival you know, salt if you do too much of it what happens can kill you any eat a box of salt. And young kids try this at home. Actually, I'm kidding. Don't try this at home. Eat a box of soda kills you. Right? You drink too much water and even water is so important for survival what happens?

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What what happens if you drink too much water?

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You don't burst? You would stop before you got to that state. What happened? You in the red cape? Mr. Cool.

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Hurry up, raise your voice.

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I can't hear you. Somebody told me what he said. Hmm. Go to the washroom. That's easy. You would vomit.

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That's why they tell you you know some of the things they tell you if you drink it, and drink a lot of water to induce vomiting. Right. So what about air? If you breathe too much if you hyperventilate is what they call it you keep breathing in and out constantly, really hard. If you hyperventilate, what happens to you?

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Yes, you pass out, okay, you pass out. So too much of anything doesn't work, even if it's a good thing. So everything is moderation. Even any,

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any, you know, just even your your attitude, you're smiling versus you're frowning, everything has to be moderate. And the problem was moderate. But of course with the good thing, she was more on the good side, like smiling. He's constantly smiling and people you know, you know, if we're talking about a spectrum now the extreme versus the negligent which group is known for for not smiling.

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Big stream, no doubt, always have this frown. Okay, and I'm not saying this guy's extreme, but Well, I forget which airport I was in the world. And it was all these you know, non Muslims everywhere. And I saw this guy in a film. And it was a short film. So he's upon the sooner and then he's got you know, read the water on and like, this is great. Let me go just get him set up. Because, you know, we've been here hours I haven't seen a good looking Muslim and just go give him some salams and I went to him. And maybe in retrospect, I was wrong to do this, but when I saw his face, I just went away. I don't want to give him Cena this guy had a frown on his face. You couldn't Photoshop a frown

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like that.

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This guy was frowning so bad, and just the guy standing alone and openspace frowning. What's the matter with you? If you're frowning at someone maybe you have an altercation or incident he's just standing alone and openspace frowning so hard. I saw his face and like I'm having a good day. Why do I want to ruin it by talking to this guy? I left maybe I should have given him said um maybe even some advice right? But the frown was just too much. And and some people think this is what it means to be a good religious person. Have you know fix a good frown on your face and walk around them this Mashallah. Mashallah religious guy. Look at this front. Look at that face. Never smiles. That's not

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how it is. Anyways,

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I'm going to end here. And I would like to thank all of you for your attentive listening was so low hum robotic Adam Hamada.

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Hello, hi. Ron, was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Please wait for the announcement just so you know what to do, where to go and everything's organized, please. Somebody.

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Thank you, sir.