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salatu salam ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam while he was happy he was wedgie woman. What about? What sermonic? Moroccan Barakatuh? My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam? This is your brother Sheikh Khalid, yes in speaking to you from my Facebook page, titled, Sky views,

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Sky views, my views.

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Sky Chicago, Jessie, those are my humble initials. Views vi EWZ. A special set of views. Yes, these are my impressions, these are my

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opinions, these are my insights based upon my experience,

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and what I consider to be my social, political, religious

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responsibility to address issues that I believe are

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relevant and necessary to be expressed, for the development and the execution of Islam in the 21st century. Now, brothers and sisters, this is I'm titling this here to be for the record. So that means that it's a reference you anybody who wants to understand anybody who wants to understand where I stand,

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in regards to,

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if I were asked, and if I and I have been asked to clarify my Islamic perception,

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my Islamic perception, not to me that's sacred. That's not something light. And if you want to be a person to ask me about my perception,

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then you should be serious. Because it's not like a game, this is not like a joke. This is not some kind of dialectical sparring, or anything like that, this has been sped up and direct. If you don't want, if you don't,

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well, let me cut that off.

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You know, if you don't want, if you don't want serious,

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if you don't want serious engagement,

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then don't put the water on the stove.

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Because then put the water on the stove is going to boil.

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And either you're going to get tea, or you're going to get hot water in your lap.

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So you make the decision. If you want to be coming to my Facebook page, you know, talking, oh *, what's your opinion about this? And that? And what's your opinion, your opinion in the past 30 years about this person or that person or the ideas or the concepts or whatever? So, you know, I wrote a book called Islam American the world. It's available on Amazon, I'm not trying to sell it.

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I wrote it, I gave birth to it. So it's, it's there.

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And that was my sincere contribution and

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a manifestation of my social responsibility to write a book. This is not a lecture. It's an organized, formatted, researched book.

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So if anybody wants to understand in detail, my perceptions, sensitivities on a subject like Islam, American, the world go to the book.

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The second thing is that I'm compiling another book called Islam in the 21st century. And this synopsis I'm doing right now has to be a part of that. Islam in the 21st century. So having said that, brothers and sisters, for the record,

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you know, I've been asked to clarify my Islamic perception, as in the past 30 years of teaching and advising Muslims, that my message is not clear. Or perhaps it is understood. Well. That's what some people may think, because maybe they haven't read enough. They haven't reflected enough they haven't listened carefully.

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Or you got some other alternative alternative motives. So even asking that because, you know, if somebody looks at a mountain from a distance, they might all think that they can climb it. But once you get to the foot of the mountain, it changes your mind and not even one in 1000 people are willing to climb that mountain once they get

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to the base of it,

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you get my drift.

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You get my drift, I hope so. So, my message here

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is not to,

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to clear something

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up regarding my perceptions or or to

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to defend my perceptions. No, it is simply

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to the best of my ability to do what Allah subhanho wa Taala has said in the Quran

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what call colon Saudi there

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say a speech which is direct to the point

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with clarity and dignity. That's what Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran.

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Now brothers and sisters, there are several things that I want to include in this message this short, concise message.

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One is to remove doubts

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which the question alludes to,

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you see,

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the person who asked this question,

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perhaps they were sincere.

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But

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if they were

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familiar, if they had taken the time to really read, what is already written and documented, if they had taken the time to like, listen, there was already been said in the past 30 years, they probably would not have it probably would not have been necessary for them to even ask that question. So, sometimes when people ask questions, you know, they are alluding to something

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and this message is to is to clarify what they may be alluding to.

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The question requires me to clarify my position regarding several concepts, personalities,

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and my worldview, three things

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concepts,

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personalities,

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and my worldview, so here goes,

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I will be as direct and concise as possible in trying to deliver this piece of information.

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Now regarding concepts, brothers and sisters, I am a follower

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to the best of my ability

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of the three noble generations, may Allah be pleased with all of them.

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The followers

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of Muhammad Sallallahu Allah he will send them now, brothers and sisters, I am not an absolute or blind follower of anyone except the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam let me just read that to you. Again, I am not

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an absolute or blind follower of anyone

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other than the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so get that point clear.

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So, I am a follower

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of the ANA self, as it is referred to, that means the

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the

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the people of precedence,

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the people of precedence, that means the precedent of the first three generations of the Quran, the Quranic generations,

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is a precedent that we Muslims who have studied Islam and dedicate ourselves to Islam and preaching and teaching Islam, we are obligated to build our arguments upon the example

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of the novel predecessors.

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They're called the Atlas self

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Rahmatullah Lee. May Allah subhanaw taala give them mercy and forgiveness in their graves.

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Now

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I am not a member of the 21st century phenomenon, referred to as dealt with to Sellafield

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although I honor those brothers. I honor their efforts are honored their scholars. I honor their right to call themselves whatever they want to call themselves, but I am not a member of any group.

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And I will recommend Muslims to start out

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or even in the middle of they're striving to join any group, except a group that they believe, are committed to doing some good actions. That

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removes misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. That involves social responsibility, and social empowerment. So if you belong to a group that has that intent, and when I mean a group, a group that has a leader,

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not just a group, that's in some books, a group that has a very clear leader, and very committed followers, who themselves put their hand in the hand of that leader, and has made a commitment or an oath of some sorts, to make it clear that they are following this particular leader, because Islam is required. In Islam leadership is required and following is required. There's no, there's not no religion of just reading books and reciting books and you don't like giving our own opinions and doing what we're doing and doing what we want to do. You're doing what we want to do, and what satisfies us as if Islam is some type of type of intellectual or religious

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buffet.

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It is not. It's a system of following. It's a social system that requires leadership. So, I am not a member of the so called of the phenomena called that with the seller fear but I am a respecter of what they say and what they do. Because these are my brothers and sisters, who themselves through their make their proclamation of the followers of the

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self Assadi as we might call them, the self predecessors who themselves those three generations are the followers of Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi, wasallam.

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Brothers and sisters,

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I want to make it clear that

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even if I do not share the same opinion

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of different Muslims in the 21st century,

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I respect them. That means that even when I disagree, I respectfully disagree.

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If I disagree, I respectfully disagree, disagree, disagree.

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I do not argue

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I do not do not argue with

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I do not defame

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and I do not promote separation.

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Repeat that. We're talking about. We're talking about concepts here. I do not argue with

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I do not defame

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and I do not promote separation

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from anyone who attaches themselves to the caliber of Islam, the Kalama La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said, Anyone who attach themselves to the Kalama of Islam,

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I do not argue with them. I don't defend them and I do not separate myself from them.

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Even if I strongly disagree with the interpretations

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if you need to read that, listen to that again, play it back.

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Because we talking about my concepts.

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Now regarding personalities.

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I respect their work.

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I respect their contribution. We're talking about Muslim personalities here. That's what we're talking about here. I respect all of them,

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their work,

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their contribution

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and those who are following them, I respect them.

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Because every Muslim striving in the way of Allah subhanaw taala preaching in the way of Allah teaching in the way of Allah, trying to reform human beings remove misconceptions and distortions about Islam and Muslims according to their capacity. They deserve to be respected. Their work deserves to be respected and their contribution deserves to be respected. Therefore, I do not judge their intentions. There may be some people who got this

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Religious

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X ray capability. You know, there's some Muslims who are so religiously correct that when people pass in front of them, or something that people say there's something that people wrote, you know, they are so religiously correct. They're so they're so conceited.

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They are so narcissistic, in their religious approach, you know, they are so religiously correct, that they judge everybody except themselves.

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So let me be clear about my respect for the following Muslim personalities in the 21st century. And when I say Muslim personalities, brothers and sisters, I am a African American, Muslim,

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social activist, that's how I introduced myself, I can qualify each one of those

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descriptions.

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My

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understanding

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of those

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descriptions, I'm an African American, Muslim, social activist, who also happens to be

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a senior.

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That is put in like 50 years.

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I think that senior enough, not 50 years of my life, but 50 years of Islamic struggle.

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So I think I have the right to call myself a senior. So now I'm talking about African American Muslim personality, because at this point, now, I don't want to get into other Muslim personalities, who are not a part of my social, political, religious legacy.

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Get that part straight also. So you understand the context of the talk that I'm talking, I'm given today, the message that I'm delivering today. So let me just go through some of the people that I consider to be

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the individuals who have made the greatest contribution towards the thinking, the development and the reformation of human beings,

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Muslims in the 21st century, and United States of America, again, these personalities are all African Americans, because I believe that these African American personalities deserve

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to be credited, to be respected, to be to be appreciated, along with all other Muslim leaders and thinkers, scholars and students of knowledge all over the Muslim world, who are not African American because we have a very unique legacy, a very unique history that nobody can tell. Nobody can talk about, and nobody can explain except another African American.

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So I'm talking about

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people like Hajj, Malik Chavez, Rama Talalay.

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I'm talking about Imam Jamil al Amin,

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soldier,

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Warrior,

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statesman.

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I'm talking about Abu Amina Bilal Philips, Dr. Abu Amina Bilal Philips. I'm talking about Dr. Zaid Shekar. I'm talking about Imam ki Ahmed tofi.

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I'm talking about shutdown Akhmad Faisal,

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the one that was responsible for facilitating my embracing Islam at 143 State Street in Brooklyn, New York in 1965.

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Rahmatullah they will some of the heavy

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I'm talking about EMF.

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I'm talking about Imam Alameen Abdul Latif, I'm talking about Sheikh Ali Ahmed. I'm talking about Sheikh he sham Jabba Rahmatullah. Like, I'm talking about Imam Suraj. were hurt. I'm talking about Dr. Sherman Jackson. I'm talking about the honorable Louis Farrakhan. I'm talking about Imam one of the Dean I'm Rahmatullah. Today, I'm talking about Sheikh Abdullah Hakim quick. Now, brothers and sisters, I could have easily mentioned

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30 or 40.

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But I selected 15

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Have those who I consider to be the bedrock of Islamic thought, Islamic activity Islamic struggle among the African Americans in the past 50 years, or 60 years in the United States of America. Also, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I could easily have mentioned at least 15 powerful, distinguished and astonishing

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African American Muslim women who have made their mark upon our legacy in the last 50 or 60 years, but I don't have to do that. Because Allah subhanaw taala he mentioned in the Quran. He said, I'll do the live ministry eternal Jim Regehr Luca, Munna Island, he said, that the men, this is the general interpretation, that the men

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they are the protectors, they are the gatekeepers, and they are the custodians of our women. So even if some of these women

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are more knowledgeable, and vigilant, then we are still

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rejected Koba Muna Island,

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therefore, they are inside of our circle of social responsibility, those dynamic Muslim sisters that I didn't mention here.

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These are our Muslim brothers and sisters,

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our African American, Muslim brothers and sisters, who hardly get any mention, in the rest of the Muslim world that I have visited, they don't get any mentioned.

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When people talk about scholars and students of knowledge and people who are struggling to speaking and you know, the people who are on YouTube, and who are influencing the Muslims and giving fatwas and decisions and interpreting and meeting, and so forth, and so on, the African Americans who have suffered

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a tremendous amount of social political

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opposition.

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And by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala, they have

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sustained themselves. And they have produced a movement, a very powerful movement in the United States of America. And we can say, like, in the belly of the beast,

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to use a metaphor.

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So

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these are our Muslim brothers and sisters,

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who have contributed and are contributing to our collective legacy.

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And they must all be respected, I say, they must all be respected, even if we strongly disagree with some of their misunderstandings, and brothers, just as let me be clear, I know some of you that might be listening right now, or it's gonna be less than later on, you got some strong opinions about yourself, your righteousness, you got some strong opinions about your scholars, and what they said, You got some strong opinions about things you read and things that you have experienced. And you got some strong opinions about some of these names that I gave, I don't care. I'm giving credit where credit is due. And I'm taking the best from each one of them because I have benefited from

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everyone.

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I have benefited from everyone.

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And

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just like I am a student of a student of a standard,

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I have my faults, I have my shortcomings. You know, my water only goes down so deep inside my the well of my life for my understanding.

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And if people dig into me, check out what you're seeing, you're gonna see some flaws. If you dig down deep into any one of the people I'm talking to, you're gonna see some flaws. But we're not talking about the flaws. We're talking about the qualities and the struggle. And when you start thinking about making judgments, look deep into your well check yourself. What have you contributed?

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When you run off the mouth about, you know, who's the most religiously correct? And who's not religiously correct, or who you think to be a deviant? Or who you think to be an extremist or fanatical who you think, you know, doesn't have proper knowledge or who you think? Because a lot of you that's listening to me now.

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Some of you, you'd be spouting that kind of talk.

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And even if you're not saying it directly, you'd be saying it. And we can talk about whoever you want to talk about that the 50 names I talked about, or the ones I didn't talk about or what you got from it. If you want to talk about it, let's talk about it in public.

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But when you come to the table to talk about

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it, make sure you wrote up what you contributed towards our social development

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towards our social responsibility,

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and towards our social empowerment, make sure you bring you make sure you bring a dossier, or that you bring some kind of a portfolio on you and what you have done. And if you can't the prophets Allah Sam gave us a good statement. He said that those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, either say was good, or keep quiet.

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I think you got that part.

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So my dear brothers and sisters

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that's my

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that's my talk about that's my comments about personalities now.

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Regarding

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the issues of

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Yeah, regarding the, the issues of worldview,

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because we mentioned that this talk would be about concepts, personalities, and worldview.

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So let's, let's stay with the flow of what's being talked about. So you don't just get spend out spaced out,

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you start going off into some other kinds of tangents, because a lot of the people

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they might have some good knowledge. But some of you is like 32nd muscles,

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you know, 32nd Muslims, that means within 30 seconds, your image your judgments about people, what you heard what you saw, what you think, you know, 32nd Muslims, as soon as somebody started talking, within 30 seconds, you got some judgment, like you don't box them up, like you're somebody different, you not somebody very different. So now we want to talk about the worldview. And my worldview includes the micro, and the macro.

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That means the more detailed micro, the more local,

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the more detailed, the more local, the ones is more relevant to us that we're talking about the African American, Muslim leaders, Muslims, thinkers. So let's go first, to the macro, then we'll discuss the macro dynamics of Islam in the 21st century. From a micro point of view, I believe that the African American, social, political, and religious evolution

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warrants us, the African American, Muslim thinkers, leaders.

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Soldiers.

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In warns us to be the official,

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organic leaders of Islam and the United States of America, I need to repeat that, I believe, it is just my belief and my conviction that the African American,

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social, political and religious evolution warrants us to be the official, organic leaders of Islam and United States of America. And I don't mind defending or articulating this view.

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I don't mind

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articulating or defending this particular view,

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not withstanding the genuine contributions that have been made by the immigrant leaders, Muslim leaders in the United States or Canada or North America.

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From a macro point of view, that is a larger point of view, a more broader point of view, a more internationally

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structured point of view,

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after traveling to more than 134 countries in the present world.

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It is my humble opinion

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that the so called Muslim world, and I say so called because it's very hard to determine now today, what is the Muslim world? There was a time when we there was a time that Muslim world had borders.

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territories, clearly defined borders, territories, leadership's and basically a global leadership. It doesn't anymore. Things are shifting year by year. And we say the Muslim world is a bit nebulous. It's not clear

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is not distinct,

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is my humble opinion that the so called Muslim world

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is the source

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of our greatest embarrassment,

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our greatest source of misconceptions, our greatest source of conflict,

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trauma,

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and contradiction.

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I think I should read that again. So that, again, if you want to, you know, if some, if somebody wants to have a conversation with me about this here, we can go for like, we can do like a one hour, two hour master class,

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you have a one hour master class, you're going to pay $50 If it's a two hour master class, you're going to pay $100. That's right, you're going to pay good, we're going to sit up and Joe Jack,

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postulate,

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you know, and give our opinions and all of that and spend our time and our energy for free. You go home, get you some Vaseline.

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And you can intellectually masturbate on your own.

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But when are you gonna, you're not gonna, you're not going to invite me to sit down and postulate and defend or clarify or whatever, whatever you talking about. For free.

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We'll set up the venue, it could be virtual, or in person.

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And you're going to pay $50, if it's an hour, and you're going to pay $100. And if you don't want to pay, then guess what, stay where you are, and just stay out,

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stay where you are, and just do what you do shoot your arrow from wherever you're at.

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But you're not going to have me involved or to organize this here with some of my colleagues for free.

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You want something free, get onto welfare, or say farewell, get on the welfare, or say farewell.

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But in the modern world, we're talking about today,

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to come together and talk to people about something this profound, everybody should pay. If you're not willing to pay, stay home,

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and talk to yourself or write a book, or get your own page. That's up to you. And I'm not being sarcastic. I'm not being insulting. I'm just keeping it real. I'm keeping it real the way that we can in the United States of America based upon our history. And I'm thinking no moves to nobody. I'm not changing my whole temperament and trying to you know, follow somebody else's design and what they think to be Islamic discussions and I, you know, designer Muslims, that is like I am Father, nobody else's brand. I am satisfied by the Grace of Allah, for what He has given to us. As African Americans, we got our own style of speech. As long as we are dignified, we'll clean and we are

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sincere. We can talk like we want to talk. Because we're grown people. We're mature people. And some of us are senior people who've been doing this here for 50 or 60 years.

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Forget that part straight brothers and sisters, if you want to start, you know, asking questions about this and that and oh *, can we have a chat? No.

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I'll be doing a chat and get chat GPT put that on your phone and you do the chatting.

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me Miss Claire, because some of you young brothers and sisters from the

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Z generation,

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or the next generation, you know, some of you think you're really super slick and smart. You know, you you don't memorize sort of Patti, hi, you got to Tafseer on each one of the letters in the Fatiha. So you know, you let you really like to you know, you don't add it's not a novel and stuff to it. You know, you got all the grammatical vocal and all that kind of stuff about the Fatiha. And you you know, you went somewhere and study with somebody for a little while, memorize some pages and some books, and some got some words and all that there. And you know, every time somebody says something, you got some critique, well guess what? This message is not for you.

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This is just a sincere

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exposition, brief exposition for the record. That's what it's called, on my page, scatter views.

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So, I want to repeat that last part that I said,

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As for the macro point of view,

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the broader point of view the global point of view of a worldview.

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After traveling to more than 134 countries, in our present world,

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by the Grace of Allah.

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It is my humble opinion

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that the so called Muslim world

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is the real source of our greatest embarrassment, and I don't have to go into the detail

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I want to talk about the greatest source of embarrassment, trauma, misconceptions, conflict and contradiction, direct blatant contradiction to the principles and the ethics of Islam. Because and one of the main reasons is that the Muslim scholars have been neutered, silenced, compromised and intimidated from addressing what I consider to be the real ra E L.

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in capital letters, the real issues regarding Islam and Muslims in the 21st century. Okay, so brothers and sisters,

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for the record, that's what I have to say. Now, this talk

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could be two hours, it could be an hour, but I've reduced it down to what I've done, just so that I can for the record,

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answer that question that came to me, or share what your opinion or share with your concepts or share what is your blah, blah, blah, that some of you

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allude to, because you think, you know, it's like somebody walking down the aisle and you just stick your foot out, nobody saw you stick your foot out, but that's what you'd be doing. Somebody's going down. Now they move in, and you just stick your foot out. And if they trip and fall, you know, you could like laugh or you could act like you didn't have no part in doing that. But that's what we'll be doing. And you'll be using social media slick, social media moves to do that. Okay, everybody got arrows, everybody got social media, everybody got a phone, everybody got a idea. And everybody got different orifice of the body. An orifice is like, you know, your nose is a two orifice. So

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everybody got an orifice, mini in the body. So everybody got their own opinion. And I respect that.

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But for the record.

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This is Sky views.

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Now, brothers and sisters have after having said all of that,

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just want to bring your attention to something that would be very complementary and helpful. My social media team has created

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a mechanism

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on a platform called Patreon, pa t AR,

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e o n Patreon

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it's a terminology that means

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it's a platform that brings together

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content creators like myself, no matter how small that knowledge is, or how

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limited their

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influence may be, or regardless of yours, I mean, the the, the the amount

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of what they're doing, it's just that they are Muslim content creators, like myself. They are thinkers, researchers, writers, speakers,

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who create content for you.

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So Patreon is a very unique platform. Patreon allows us to do something that you can't do on YouTube

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that you can't do on Facebook, that you can't do on Instagram, or Tiktok. These are all profound platforms. The Patreon is very unique, because it establishes reciprocity.

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Neutral mutual benefit

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between

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content creators and patrons

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content creators and patrons which means support us. So if you want to have a better understanding of how that works, brothers and sisters, go to patreon P A T R e o n.com.

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Forward slash sky views. Sky v EWZ patreon.com. Forward slash sky views.

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Just go there.

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And one of the unique things or a few unique aspects of Patreon is that

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in a talk that I'm giving like today, a little message I'm giving like today I'm using trigger words I'm using key words. I'm using subtitles and I'm using a broad title subtitles I'm using key words. I'm not talking about hashtags. I'm just saying my T words.

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Title subtitle, I'm using terminologies that perhaps you're not familiar with, or that it's just not clear to you. So as a patron

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because you are a supporter, you can ask me, Chef, can you share your research on that topic or that message? Can you share the research, what you wrote

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that contributed to your conclusions. And I will do that, because we have a relationship.

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Also, I told you, I wrote a book called Islam America in the world.

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I'm not trying to promote the book,

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we're going to give you a PDF of the book, or we're going to give you the E, the E version of the book, or we're going to give you the audio book, or we're going to give you the hardcover of the book, or we're going to give you other materials that, that that was connected to the the compiling of that book. So everybody who joins us on Patreon is going to get at least a PDF of that book, Islam, America and the world.

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Also, brothers and sisters over the last

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30 years, and in particular, over the past 20 years,

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we've delivered at least 150 public lectures,

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at least, I mean, you know, on YouTube, maybe there's about 200, and something, but at least 150

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that has been essentially

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accessible, or made accessible on YouTube, but a lot of enthusiast, as well call them.

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A lot of enthusiast, they've taken my lectures,

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and in some cases, put it on a website.

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They package it and sell it.

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And of course, their claims that they're supporting Dawa. And it's okay, we're not going to argue that point. So what my team has done, is that

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they've went to YouTube and wherever we can find YouTube her to date to, we went there. It was my

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intellectual property.

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That is, I researched it, I wrote it, I delivered it.

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Then my team snatches it from there,

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cleans it, digitize it, archives it. And now we have put it into an archive, which is called

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the sky signature series.

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I think you get it. The sky signature series that is like Shehata, your scenes, a series of lectures, with his signature.

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Not somebody else's package, because they held a camera, not somebody else's package, because they were sincere about dower not somebody else's package, because they could they because they, they love the chef, or they love what he's saying. And he's just going to his garden and take out his fruits, repackage it in some and then they sell it on the side of the road. No, that's unethical. But they have done it. And I think a loss opponent allowed just put the best construction on it. So what we've done is that we've taken our

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intellectual property. And, and in United States of America, regardless of the Muslim world, or any other world, the Asian African,

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Arab world, in the United States of America, and most of the western world, people have a respect for what they call intellectual rights.

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So, you know, brothers and sisters, I didn't litigate anybody. I don't have the intention to do so to litigate any Muslim.

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We don't really have the time or the energy to kind of be litigating Muslims and we try to do down, you know, we try to take off and land, we get no time to be arguing with people that's on the plane, we don't have, we don't want to do that.

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So we just leave that alone. And we have collected

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into about 150 Digital presentations. And according to what level of a patron that you are, we're giving those to you giving you access to those

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sky Signature Series. In addition to that, brothers and sisters, we are creating new content every day.

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Like this one.

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No Content

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Every day, we're spending like about an hour every day and creating new content and you won't be as a patron, you will be one of the first people don't get access to that new content. So embrace. This is patreon.com forward slash sky views.

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So, go to Patreon and become a patron and into the Taiwan to wire so the cooperation and collaboration with me and support my ministry.

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The purpose of life Foundation, that's my umbrella. That's my

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humble ministry. support that ministry, support my work. Become a patron on Patreon. We say satanic alone will be 100 When a shed one that you don't want to stop through corner to Blue Lake wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh