Religion Vs. Culture – Where does Islam fit (Part 1)

Karim Abuzaid

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la Cana Kumara Kiba

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ma Haku Kona Salida useless.

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Rasulullah,

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waka Lavalier lettin fitna

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brothers and sisters in Islam, min Sunni life love a surah

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one of the ways that Allah said, this life sermon is very far away something that already Bree said that there must be a conflict,

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you know,

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male happy bottle of Freudian

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between the truth and falsehood.

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Now,

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if you look carefully into the earth,

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the last century or so,

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you will find that, that conflict has turned into

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intellectual conflict into cultural conflict.

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The West is in control

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the civilization, the cultural

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is the blue dominant

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values.

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And that's the right to believe in this. And,

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you know, they tell you for you to protect your own values, you have to export it.

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It's actually a language of revolutions. But for you to protect your own democracy, you have to export democracy.

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Like a lot of the Buddhists and the Sunni just woke up all the way through for the last 50 years, the Shia in the Muslim world. We just all these guys got into Lebanon got into Yemen. Yeah, that's there. Since day one, they've been working.

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But you're asleep in your whims and desires.

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So

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basically, the Western world.

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And I'm not here to nag about it. I live here.

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Just to make it clear.

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There are a lot of good things about the West.

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But again, I'm giving you

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the bigger picture here

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has managed

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to subdue

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everyone

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accepts Islam.

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Yeah, when we will, we will not be able to treat

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the culture of the Muslim culture.

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Because we believe it's for MMA. It's

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it's a revelation and you believe in it.

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You can change Yeah, they're trying movies and all of this and AI has impact but still there, you cannot turn

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a Muslim society completely into a Western society and that's what they want.

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And I remember when I was in Maryland, when that Afghan invasion happened, so I was watching that

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is an anchor. So they brought up

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Miss Afghanistan, even Afghan led walking, you know how our model works. And she's wearing a bikini, and the guy is laughing Yeah, that's what we want to spread. That's our values. This is our culture. That's what we're gonna spread there. With these guys.

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From these, it's not doable, it's it's not doable, they cannot do it.

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And that

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say that Islam is about terrorism is evil, I can give you evidence from their own writing, CIA stuff and all that stuff they tell you, it's about the people, the people come up, accept our cultural fully they come up, I think the verb is assimilate something like that, that nature, they can't become Americans, you cannot turn them into Americans, you can maybe maybe we will accept bits and pieces of because everybody is weak, you know, Hollywood and all that stuff.

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So that's the conflict now. You know,

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since 200 years, they've been trying.

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Imagine France went to a country called Algeria,

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Algeria,

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they removed the Arabic language completely, and they replace it with French.

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And the people are still Muslims,

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Nicaragua, Morocco, Tunisia,

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Egypt.

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It's not successful is not. So that's the nature of the conflict now.

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Now is the western cultural,

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or the non Muslim culture

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coming back

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to our cultural

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capital M, capital.

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It's not gonna work.

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So the conflict is there, specially when you read in your own revelation that Allah will keep the truth in the soma,

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in writing,

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in the chest, and in action.

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In writing, the Quran is preserved. You can change it.

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In the chest, we have kids five and six years old, who are

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in action letters

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to mean nothing

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to

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boyfriends monsoon,

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there will always be a group of my own my own the truth.

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The truth will never die, even if you're looking for it. So

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it's ongoing, it's not gonna stop.

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Let's be

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realistic here. What is wrong with the Western culture with the Western civilization?

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Notice that

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the western civilization lacks the moral front

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morality.

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And

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when did the western civilization mature,

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when they separated the church, their religion,

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from the culture,

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you know, they came out in the church, because the church during that medieval time, they were

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actually betting a lot of things signs.

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So the maturity of the

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advance, whatever they advanced, happened, now they say, when they took away

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the source, not just the religion, the source of morality,

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because if Allah is not the source of morality, is going to be left to democracy left to the people.

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You decide what is right and what is wrong and that's why it changes

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imagine in this country in this country 100 years ago, and then cannot date ago.

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Now and then can

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change because

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you see,

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the squares of the seat explained hadn't already explained it's worse What did they say? What in NEC Allah Allah Hulu now V.

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V, V. Now v.

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The rules regarding the Prophet you have the perfect character. They explained

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the religion

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because it's the source.

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The source is divine. Allah is the one who dictates what is more

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and what is immoral.

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That's what's wrong.

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And I can go on like this.

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What is the alternative? Now? Listen,

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I'm telling you,

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regardless of how many years

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this will go, the self destructive tools are already there.

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Imagine they go and they, they, they, they, they, they make a nuclear bomb. And then they say, okay, nobody can use it. Why did you make it in the first place? What is all this money?

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Well look at the technology now how it is.

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Like it's a source of benefits to mankind. It's a source to kill, literally, a whole mission.

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One of the things that the

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one of them said, Stop bombing the Muslim world, just through the day watcher on them. That's all what you have to do. Some of you may not know what the P watcher is, I know that you guys are all good.

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Maybe they're wearing bikinis? You know? We'll have to watch it. Okay. We're not going to google it right?

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Why? Because that's the issue

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is it is a lie in our DNA. from below Phillips, he says,

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advancing the material.

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Front of a civilization.

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At the expense of morality is immoral.

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The spiritual

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that's why you have

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very high class people, they have all the resources of this world, but they are depressed.

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They are unhappy.

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Because that spiritual moral side is missing.

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And Islam comes handy. Islam comes handy here. Slam comes in to complement that. Why? Now, you see a slam a point on one at one stage was that Islamic civilization, the Islamic culture with musical culture, maybe civilization is not the Islamic culture. At one time was the leading culture. But now it can be when did the Islamic culture mature

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when people filled the religion

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So following the religion led

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to the advancement,

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algebra and all that, so did

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you see when they separated the

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when we followed the Islam

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became the center.

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And Dallas became a Center for Learning among Muslims. They used to come and learn not Islam.

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Knowledge like science and,

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and all that stuff, math.

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colleges in the analysis they speak that a lot of the knowledge that they base their theories on are coming from the Muslim world. They they admit that it's not something that we we make up.

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The point is we left the religion

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even though

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we are the alternative, you see, sooner or later, whatever they are doing is not going to carry on because look at the

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local governments. They will top of the line. Look at the Egyptians top of the line and in whatever technology we'll call it.

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But what did they neglect the moral front? They did exactly the same thing. Go and study what the Romans did. Man and a man can marry women and a woman can marry and all these immoral things.

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For you to have a civilization which will last and benefit humanity. You need to finance the material front and the spiritual front. That's the message I'm trying to tell you and Islam offers that.

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A snam is the alternative type. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala described this oma by saying what

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some of you are looking for.

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The Muslims are the best oma

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because they will do certain things which we love doing and that's why we're not

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a

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coffee shop.

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shouting yesterday to enta Fie shocked

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when there is a ruling that you're the best is contingent upon what you do.

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Then how narrow?

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If you didn't do those three, that means you're the woods.

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Both ways, you're not the best because of your race because of your color. No, you're not.

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I'm building up to something here. So hang in there. They lose interest.

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So what is wrong with the Muslims? Now?

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The big issue

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that Islam, which a lot of Muslims do practice

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is a cultural Islam

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is not an Islamic culture.

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What is the difference between cultural Islam and as a cultural Muslim, he's a Muslim, but he follows the Islam.

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He was brought up with.

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I remember a brother

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when I was living in Maryland. So you know, I was a little bit also I remember that time I was, you know, very freshman horseshoe.

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I called down a little bit now. But you know, he's from West Africa. And he's been like this. That's some school fruits, even though I can move to you that the man Malik never did it.

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He did it because he was beaten up in jail.

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There is a ground to our view.

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There is some scholars who said this happened that in America like this, so I went after him. He said to me, are you better than my old tribe,

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or my tribe?

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Back in Africa.

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So

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a lot of us practice Islam, but cultural Islam.

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You see, Islam in itself is a culture. That's what you hear people saying.

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Islam is a life style.

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When you create a culture in your own life, you wake up in the morning,

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and you wake up the family. Okay, guys, we're gonna get Dunkin donut this morning. Let's go, bro. Come on. That's a culture. That's a lifestyle.

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That's a lifestyle.

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So, when you implement Islam, you create a culture. But for the last 200 years, what happened to the Muslim world, there is a lot of negligence in teaching that evil Islam. And this was one of the schemes You see, when, when the western

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forces were unable to change themselves, the people, they removed the Islamic knowledge from the curriculum.

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So that people became ignorant. So for years, what they are doing is just doing what their parents was doing.

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And so

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we come here to America. And the truth

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is, if you're living in Pakistan, and everybody's doing the same thing, if you're living in Egypt, everybody's doing the same thing. It's still culture mixed with religion. But you don't notice it. Why? Because everybody's doing it. But when we come to America, it's different.

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I'm gonna say this, and I didn't mean to target anybody. If you enter on a sheet and you find PVD, or one ethnic group, one color, one.

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That is feeling

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because people

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that's the thing. That's the Pakistani machine. That's the

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different colors.

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That's a good sign.

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That's the religion is being taught.

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Because Listen, if you bring in you, that is funny, cultural. Next me is the first thing that comes to my mind. I love backstamp.

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Extended culture here. If you bring in the Egyptian Council, it means I can beat here. Which one should we implement? What makes the duck history better than the Gypsy? What makes vacation better than the Afghan?

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So we have to go back to

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the purity of the religion to get to get

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to unite.

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That's the whole thing.

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That is the issue that you're having Islam, imagine this. You're all the solution. You're gonna be the solution for humanity.

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This civilization that you are in

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11 ladies whenever until 1720, sooner or later is going to stop because morality

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ministry

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in the society when you disobey Allah, Allah sooner or later do something about it you have to believe that

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now

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but yet we are indulged into that cultural Islam everybody is

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the seventh you may say, okay the mean that Islam comes into just destroy the way of the fathers

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no does not

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actually one of the sources of the Islamic law

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to deduce a verdict

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is

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an oath, what is an oath the custom of the people

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but only with one condition.

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It does not oppose that evolution.

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It does not do that.

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But let me move one step forward here.

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There are four factors

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which feed that cultural Islam

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inshallah, we will address them in each hookah. I'm gonna try to address the first one today

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and hopefully, the rest in the future what was inshallah

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The first one

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is the Islamic

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practice practices,

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things which existed before Islam and for you to understand what I'm talking about here.

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If you look at any pre existing culture,

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let's apply this to the Arabia where Islam initially

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you will find out that Islam rejected some

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accepted some

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rectified some

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an example and I'm gonna choose this one in particular, because it's relevant to our time and I think we have an issue with this

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at one time and have a column in the Nisa Sahaba

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there is a companion whose name is Zane.

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Zane.

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By the way, the only companion whose name is mentioned in the Quran.

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It's not because my last name, it's his name.

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And also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to call him as

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the beloved.

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Whether Allah sallallahu Sallam Fela

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and he needs to offer him three times when he heard about

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him being martyred in the Battle of water last month Phil is eating a lot of food is eating. A lot of muffle isn't.

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Who's eight.

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Zaid from a tribe called Benny can

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name

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his father from the tribe his mother from another tribe.

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One day his mother whose name is short there, she took Zaid as a little boy to visit her family.

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Another tribe attacked her family

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Zayn as a prisoner of war.

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And consequently, he is in the slave market to be served as a slave.

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Who

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has hacking a blue prism.

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Khadija is an

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hadiza is the wife of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam so he became a slave of hacking.

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How can you give to her when she got married?

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That's one of the awful things about Bri Islamic asleep.

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That's awful.

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Now, when Khadija married the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam she gives it to him as an Allah as a servant.

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So he became under Rasulullah sallallahu ariosa.

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His

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somebody from his own

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clan came to perform hajj

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and oma

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and he shows at Mecca.

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He went back they met one another where you from where I'm from. He told him the story. He went back to his father

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telling him, listen, your son, his father's His Father's Will off. His Father's will see, your son is a slave in Mecca with a man called Mohammed Somalia's.

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Immediately haritha the father of z, and his brother

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came to Makkah

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in order to freeze it from slavery.

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So they met with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And they said to him, semi name, his freedom, made the money. We want our son, your name, how much you want, and will pay for his freedom.

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The movers will allow us to sell them so to them, I have something better for you.

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Brings I

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asked him, What does he want to do?

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If he chooses to go with you?

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Free

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if he chooses to stay with me, I can tell you no.

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Imagine his father and his uncle are sitting out there.

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Let's go home buy some

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more, buy a more. I am not to leave this man for the world.

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Imagine Listen,

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I spill tea leaves with him.

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And

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the block is supposed to be his boss. Imagine how you feel about your boss. You tell me how you feel about your boss.

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Look at the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and that was abry Islamic culture which is coming back to us.

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He beat everybody. He talks too much to the

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crowd.

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And he said,

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everybody, his name is Zane.

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His name is Zane, the son of mine. He wanted to reward him.

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And also to show his parents that he's in good hands. Listen, he's no longer a slave. He's mine. He's my son. I'm gonna treat him.

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He wanted to comfort his

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that's a very Islamic tradition.

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Does Islam accept that?

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No. One of the holistic aims of Islam is the preservation of the lineage.

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The sisters,

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sisters, and I know a lot of you here are guilty of that, but don't look at me. I'm just gonna show

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then

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take your husband's last name.

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That is messing up the lineage.

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It's not Islamic. It's Jay Z.

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Imagine

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His name is

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Mohammed did Allah say that

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comes down

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to Java as

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of now.

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know he's not your son, not your son. He's the son of this man.

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In the law, Kelvin after the parents. It's more faith in the sight of Allah. tala

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follows if your father

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is your brother in Islam

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money

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he

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named himself to someone else other than his own father, the curse of

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the angels. And the fuel is something that we all do now.

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It's an American thing. It's

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but it's not compatible.

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No,

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that's messing up the lineage.

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It's, it's not gonna work.

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And a lot of Muslims By the way,

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just to show you how Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to the knowledge to demolish this practice once and for all. Imagine this.

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Zaid marries

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the cousin of the Prophet,

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Xena, then to Josh.

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The immediate cousin

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is a by the way used to be black.

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And I'm sorry to use that term but I'm just trying to get imagine an Arab at this time

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was a big

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the religion did not do well.

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Now, Zaid is to divorce the designer

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and a law supine or Tyler is to command the

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NSA

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he married the wife of his son

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that was a big row.

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One of the argument that we have when we debate with people

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regarding the subject to fire issue

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you know how the accused the Prophet that she was little girl and

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the phone was something odd.

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Yeah, he

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did. The disbelievers at the time has an issue with it.

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Have you ever read in any of the books that are this believe that one disbeliever spoke again is the marriage of the Prophet Solomon from Isaiah

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because it was culturally accepted

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you come in 1400 years later

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he was commanded to marry Xena

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when the news got out the the TV started saying what

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is banning us from marrying the lives of our children and we want to marry the life of his son ziet

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Allah reveals the verse

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not the father

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the relationship between is a

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mistake a lot of Muslims they do like not unfortunately they also puzzled by the you know that's the system the routine that you go on about somebody

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and you give them your lastly we cannot do that either. Listen, call us

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and

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slam invites you not to take care of the orphans. No, they have to keep their knees

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this is just something that I selected carefully because it's an issue in our time.

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An issue in our time brothers and sisters in Islam is tribalism

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in this culture by itself, look at look at this look at this and our whole idea

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of non non duality.

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We

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will keep the cousin

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and we are my cousin again is to

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none families.

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Human

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Yeah, give victory to your brother with a breast or whether he is an oppressor.

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Anyone would assume that actually this compliment

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the Sahaba the companion said your rasulillah oppressed we know

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we know

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this is not like my brother.

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I know you but this is not right.

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Not right.

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That's the morality that we need an earth that's the missing component of our stuff.

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What's Santa's shadow Illa

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Allah

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Mohammed, Abu

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Salah Lavalle

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so there are certain Islamic traditions Islam said no to it like that adoption, tribalism

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killing a new boom go

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imagine the Arabs because they were ashamed to have goals. They will take either no ooda to Sui let the aII be

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Why do that?

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Either Russia

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or Russia

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imagine taking a baby girl who was just born to bury her killing the children because you're afraid of revision.

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You know, some Muslims they marry or you can have babies now because, you know, I'm not sure if I can support this family who provide Jaffe who provides you provide for the kid

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Give me a break.

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And other things.

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certain practices Islam rectified you probably are confused that we say hi janome Raja Raja nama before Islam, we have Genova from the tradition of Ibrahim and the Arab scripted, but the added things to it.

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They attribute it new things the what we call the DA DA fi, Islam came and rectified it. Islam came and cleaned it up, but kept

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the fifth pillar in Islam and so forth. There are certain things brothers and sisters in Islam truthfulness,

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telling the truth lobby, by the way, at the time, imagine when

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we

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received the letter from the prophets, Allah salah and are finishing inshallah.

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Rasulullah is asking Caesar to become a Muslim.

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This guy's

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in Jerusalem at the time. So he said, find me somebody from this place.

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Finally, somebody from the police.

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They went through the market, they found Abu sufian who was not a Muslim at the time.

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Who is not a Muslim.

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That happened during the time.

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That time,

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the truth of God and the Congress of Nick.

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Caesar how smart he is. He has

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a blue Sofia and sits in front and he had all the people with the caravan with him. The Arabs sat behind him.

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He said I'm gonna ask him questions if he lies. You gotta give me a sign.

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Otherwise

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if I establish an evidence that he was lying, and you didn't hit me, you're gonna die.

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If he answered what he said he said something.

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Has it been that he asked him questions? A famous Hadith so I love this hadith.

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And inshallah we'll talk about it.

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Has it been that I was concerned that the T bill behind me would say that I lied, I would have lied.

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He's afraid that people would say about him that he's a liar.

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You don't want the

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fleeing from Microsoft. They asked him at a detail

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when you came to us without money. Now you're gonna leave with all this money. He said if I tell you where the money is, would you like to go? Yes. Tell us in that place. They let him go.

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away. Wait until we get the money. No.

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We never

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standing for the truth brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Being grateful,

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being nice to the neighbor all these things, like if you asked me, you, Western cultural man, the traffic lights.

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That's the best thing.

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Go back home and see how Muslims deal with the traffic lights.

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I mean

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it's funny, but you know it's out of this world, some guy who was late for the airport when I was a tour guide at the time, so I'm driving him he's about to miss the flight. So of course it was two o'clock in the morning and you know, the streets are in Egypt in Cairo.

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Every time

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I cross a red light I'm trying to catch

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this guy come to America. We do this all the time. Chill man.

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That's probably a good thing.

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Aloe Vera Rafi and Marina

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de la Marina

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nativa

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Allahu

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Allahu

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Allah Medina, Dina.

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Dina

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brothers and sisters in Islam.

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The roof is about to be done. The front will still work correct but Allah is taking we have some money.