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Khalid Yasin

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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim

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and Alhamdulillah Madonna Stein

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now who believe in God and fusina woman say, Melina, we got the La Palma de la mejor de la jolla, la,

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la la la la la, la, la shahana, Mohammed Abdullah, solo, solo la sala hula, a salon with regard to

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hamdulillah.

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First, I would like to just congratulate all the young people who come out

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to be at this program.

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And most of all, congratulate you for hamdulillah

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holding on to your Islam,

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you know, you know, holding on to Islam today is a is a is a very tremendous challenge for young people. And for Muslims in general. You know, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said that they will come a time,

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you know, hold on holding on to one's religion at once do we like holding hot, hot coal, you know, because of the trials and the temptation, and so many things that will pull you away.

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Also, the product will be upon him, he said that one of the seven categories of people that will be under the shade of a law of mercy or under the shade of a loss thrown on the Day of Judgment, when there will be no shade be quite hot, and people will be waiting to be to give into to be held accountable.

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And one of those categories of people amongst the seven will be a young person, a young person who held on to his D. and so have the law, we congratulate you.

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It is no

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It is no

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accident.

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Or it is not incidental.

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That Quran,

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you know, highlights and focuses quite a bit on young people, you'd be surprised to know, a lot of lessons we learn, you know, concerning the struggle of young people in the car.

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And the reason behind it, because young people always at the center, the young people in the youth, there's always like the the life, the life of the community really, is the delight of any movement, or any mechanism, you know, to, to struggle to bring about good and change in a society. We look at the example.

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Ibrahim alayhi salam,

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we read the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala gives us example of Ibrahim as a youth, even though he's a prophet as a youth as a young boy.

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And we learned many lessons, you know, from the encounter, that Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam had with his father and his people, you know, namely, challenging their idolatry, challenging their, of their shirt, or the polytheism you're associating the partner with the law when Tyler he challenged him and, and most of you know the story when he when he,

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when people went away on some outing, and Ebrahim broke up all of their items. First of all the items, you see, and when they came back, they want to know who broke up the idols, and someone says, some young person you and they mentioned Ebrahim, and they question Ibrahim alayhi salam, you know, who broke up our idols and, and so, probably for him as a young boy, if you

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taught him a lesson in common sense, you know, Act, the big one,

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Acts, the big guy, he brought all of them up except one act, the big one. And they said, you know, good and well is this idol cannot talk to us. And so he said, Well, why you worship in a lesson in common sense, you know, a lesson in common sense,

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a lesson of trial he and how we should be focused. And so again, we learn a lot from it. Also, we look at a great lesson and example of Abraham's son, smile. Now the young person in the we learned a lesson of, of obedience, obedience to a lot. That's when the law says, Abraham, you know what the law says, the command for evil he, to sacrifice a young son is my own. And he came to him and said, my son, my Lord, you know, told me to sacrifice you, what do you what is your opinion? You know, what's your view? What do you think about this? And, and this miles or, hey, do what your Lord has commanded you to do? obedience to a law. You see him the law. So we love

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A great lesson in this. And of course, we know that a lot, a lot, you know, compensated the sacrifice but the RAM, but it was a lesson of obedience and love of Allah, love, love, love of the D, beyond the love of anything else.

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We also confined in the Quran is totally useless later on, again, a young person, younger lessons of struggle in his life, you know, the lesson of patience, patience and endurance, because of the mini hardship that he was faced with, because of the jealousy of his brothers and, and other situation that took place during his life when his young life having to go to prison, you know, how it happened to be tested, his honor, you know, his honor being attacked, you know, and a lot given him the strength to to preserve his honor.

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And given him the strength to be able to, to endure and overcome the loss, you see, of the women, you see, and so Hamdulillah, he ends up going to prison. And so we learn a lot of the lessons of again, patience, and, and his and being focused as a young person on a mission, your purpose in life is to remind people of a law, a law, law law, when he got into prison, and we know he, he did the dollar.

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He didn't get distracted, he didn't whine, he didn't complain, he was patient. So again, young people, the youth, so these are all stories from the Quran in which you are familiar with unsure. And if you're not, then inshallah, I would encourage you to read the Koran and get and get the lesson look mind wise and advice that he gave his young son, you know, these are all, you know, important lessons for our young people know, you know, the advice that his father gave, gave His Son, you know, to folk focus on the law, to preserve his abiding and always single out of law alone in worship. And always, you know, and never associate any partner with a law or there's the greatest

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injustice that a man can or person commit. So these are the lessons and he admonished him. And he encouraged him, to have patience and to respect his parents, and always strive to have good o'clock and good conduct and good manners.

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And to be patient, whatever the challenges he was faced with. And so these are just some of the examples and in others, but these are some examples to show you again, the importance and the value of our young people. The prophet SAW Salam said value you're up for your old age. In other words, you know, don't waste time. Don't waste time. Take care what you call the Take care. You know, learn your religion, learn your D get an education, be productive, you know, reproductive, you know, don't lay up don't lounge around, don't be wailing, you know, take advantage of your youth. You know, once you get old, you can't, you can't you can't go back, take advantage of it. Now, when you look at the

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world look at your childhood before you say well, what what can we do to better the world? You will always think like that as young people how we can you change the world for the better. No doubt, we live in a very challenging time. And things look very bleak for Muslim, but young people with vision can make the difference. Remember, again, we go back to the young people.

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The problem prophet SAW Salah,

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his example, and though young people that will around him, you'd be surprised to know in the first three years and the first three years of the Prophet Dawa in the first few years of the Prophet mission, after three years of giving Dawa spreading Islam we learn in a serum. The province of Salaam had about 40, about 40 supporters for the Sahaba and half that had half of that 40 were under 20.

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Half were under 20. Olive in Abu Khalid

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was nine when he embraced the Wii he was nine years old. Tom Ha.

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Tao even obey the law and obey me.

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There were 11 year old, 11 years old, both of them so nine and 11 and 12. Even my son was 14 years old. These were the Prophet young companions. You see a

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man even a fun

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side, even Abby waka he was 17 mom was 20.

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In fact, the 10 companions who would promise paradise national battery, half of them will be young people for the process almost surrounded by a lot of young people in Oman, Qatar became Muslim. Some years later, you may be like, you know, the fifth or sixth year,

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fifth year the Prophet mission, he was just 26 years old. So sometime when we read the stories of the Sahaba, we had this image of the Sahaba the old people, the oldest person with the Prophet when he started to die with Abu Bakr and his uncle Hamza

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and maybe one or two others, but

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The rest they were young they were, most of them were under 30. And half of them were under 20.

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They didn't fabric, one of the problems, young companions, again, was 14 years old, 14 years old. So the Prophet understood and knew the value of the young man. And he used him. He used him to work for the DEA, Jose was 14 years old. And the Prophet made him his secretary, his secretary, he said, write down revelation for the process Allah, he was so brilliant as a young man that parmesan Salaam told him to go and live amongst the Hebrews, go live amongst the Jews, and study the language of the Jews. So he could come back to the property and get proper information about some of the things that they were doing some of the plots and schemes that they were involved in Medina to undermine Islamic

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dour, yes. And he learned the Hebrew language in two weeks, two weeks. So again, the value of the youth, you know, this is what we learn when we study that period. And so again, like I said, You know, I can drag in a few young people,

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you know, for holding on to Islam, you know, and try and go into school, I'm sure you're all students here, utilizing your time trying to learn trying to improve yourself, improve the condition of your family, improve the condition of our community, and improve the condition of our society and the world. That's what you have to be about. And, of course, you know, that's our theme, you know, this tour, you know, community leadership, empowerment and vision, you know, it's my love. So you have a lot of challenges. And so the Shaykh will come in, and probably, you know, mentioned some of those to you, you know, there's a lot of challenges out there, you know, we have to, we have to look

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in terms of how we can change the world. First of all, we have to change ourselves, we have to change our own. And the challenge for you young people is to is to bring about the kind of reform in

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so that the owner will once again reflect the character categorizations of a loved one tala characterize the first coding term care, oh, my

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God, what taught me know

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that you are the best oma raised up for mankind, because you enjoy and good and you did wrong. And you believe in a lot more thoroughly Muslim, they were there was a model oma, there was a model community. So we talked about reviving and empowering our community and establishing our community, we have to follow the model, you see, so your challenge is to bring that is to bring that model back, you know, and it's not a challenge that cannot, you know, be achieved in terms of, you know, again, bringing the on the back together, you know, we need new life, new blood and new thinking, and that, you know, fresh thinking that comes from the young people, sometimes the old people

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sitting in ways and they don't want to change, but as knowledge come to you, as knowledge comes to you the challenge for you to take that knowledge to bring about the change, and the first challenge in terms of reforming our ummah. So it can be so it could, so we can bring it back to the hour that it was worth in the beginning. We got to correct our Islamic knowledge, we got to get correct Islamic knowledge, we got to make sure that we understand Islamic belief system yaiza and we have to understand the importance of always focusing on a lot of tawheed this is important, you know many Muslims today? No, no, you know, they have this casual attitude, you know, about how he, they look

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at, you know, like matter? No, it is the issue of the Ummah, it is the issue of the unknown, it is the issue of the oma because many Muslims are confused. So how can we correct our community? We don't know who Allah is.

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We have no knowledge of Allah. How are we gonna call people to Allah, we ignorant of Allah, you see, and we manifest and the things that we say, and the things that we do, how we don't call people to Allah, that we have incorrect information. See, so that's the first challenge, getting a good Islamic education, understanding the D understand the Islamic belief, the way that early Muslim understood it first, then we can begin to see if the foundation is not correct. And the rest of it ain't gonna be correct. So we got to start from that premise. You think it was a Harvard early missiles, they understood the law? They understood the law. They understood tow he, they were very

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simple people. But today, you know, today, we don't know a lot. You don't we don't know what shark is to compatibly understood what it was. today. We don't understand what it is. And so therefore, a lot of Muslims involving shark email, they claim that the most even though they claim them leaving one off, want a law, just like a Christian, they say the same thing. They claim to believe in one God, we believe in monotheism as they say, you see, but then why they worship three in one. You know why they worship Jesus? Why don't make Jesus God? That's some confusion there. You say, why did they call on Jesus? But you add some Muslims, you know the same thing. Why do they you know, you say you

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believe in the oneness of Allah. But why do you call on Alia Why do you Why do you pray it? Why are you carrying the graves of

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righteous men, you know agree that the prophets in the place of worship Why don't you do this? So this is part of the sickness in our own love because our English shirt and our inventory that you This is the challenge for you, my young brothers and sisters raised you to be like Ibrahim Elisa when he saw the shirt when he saw the shirt and oma and he challenged me both Apollo idols. So you people do

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we allow arrays, you have to be like the young people of the cave, I'm not law said and they were young people, they will you in the cave, you see a lot a lot increase them in guidance. You see I'm saying and they maintain the tall he they focused on a lot. And they didn't involve themselves in the shirt, society, the elders and their parents and the people involved, they removed himself to protect them and to protect their d mattala. makers like that. So this is the challenge. This is the challenge. And of course, the challenge of building, you know, you know, from that foundation, and then from there building a strong brotherhood of strong brotherhood, brotherhood and community go

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together. Brother, Gemma and the community go together. The foundation of the Gemma is the Brotherhood, the real brotherhood, like it was early, early period of Islam, where it didn't matter where you were at or none or none, or whether it didn't. It didn't matter whether you will fight or you are black. You see, no matter where you are red or yellow or brown, you know, we will all say every Muslim is a brother to another Muslim. So every time a Muslim sort of Muslim, how do they know what happened to see him and he loves him or her and they respected him and him or her. You see, based upon the cart, common origin, the lock on the period all of the human beings for surely a law

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was created here from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may come to know one another. Not that you may despise each other during the most honorable of you in the sight of Allah is He who has righteousness, he has more God conscious, we have to bring that back but you will be called what happens in our world and the Muslim Ummah today we a bunch of hypocrites, we a bunch of hypocrites shame on us, and we want to call mankind and kill him Islam is this and Islam that solution for racism and all left and we the biggest race, we the biggest racists, we are the hanger head and shame. But early Muslim, they will they will model an example, you know, of the oma

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you know, with with that diversity and they love each other. When they hit a mirror, they broke the barriers of race and they intermarried they married across tribal lines and family lines.

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Young people, that's your challenge. And we're gonna reform our community, we have to take it back to where it was in the early period. And in closing,

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and there are many challenges. Of course, there are many challenges, you know, we have to break down the barriers, you know, or even in terms of our interacting with each other our various communities, our various massages, you know, we all, you know, separate from each other. How are we going to set an example for the non Muslims? You know, we already cut my interfaith dialogue, interfaith dialogue with Jews and the truth. Why don't we interfaith dialogue with the different paths and the different massages, and the different the mom, the different Scott, when we interfacing with God, we need to correct that butcher hypocrites.

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It's sad. And we and we are proud. And we both and we brag about you know the relationship you have with the Jews in the Christian, we have no relationship with each other. We don't have to talk to each other. We don't have to sit and resolve and have a civil discussion discussing the issue of the differences within the oma with respect. It's always like no, we don't want to sit, we're not sitting and we fighting and killing each other like you see going on in the Muslim world. This is a challenge for you young people that way, our Prophet, he said do not become unbelievers after me cutting each other's throat.

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That's what he said.

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And of course, once we get there together while we're trying to get that together, as a community, then we have to always reach out. We got to get it down. We have to spread the message of Islam and be good examples of that and our character. Absolutely. You know, and talk to the neighbors and talk to your co workers in your colleagues in school. You know, spread Islam relate to them be involved in the things that are going on in the society make a difference, but be an example of Salaam Alaikum.

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In Alhamdulillah Hamdan cathedra until you bamboo vertical fee at hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah, he will kafele salatu wa salam O Allah say the rooster first Allahu Allah He will send them while the other he was happy he was was he women, whatever bar for us call Hadith kabelo huddle, huddle, huddle haddenham in some mamajuana he was Salam. Mashallah more, Coloma our coup de la la la la la, la, la la la cara

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I've got to say that a cinema they come into law you have a cartoon,

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dear Muslim brothers and if there's a non Muslim brother or sister or colleague or

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faculty member, or staff member here

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we say peace be upon those who follow the guidance.

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Our brothers and sisters, I think that if you were to take just a capsule, just take a handful of what the man told you that concentrated, you know, he took like a two hour lecture. And he put it into like 20 minutes,

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you know, two hours and put it into 20 minutes?

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Well, if you can just digest if you caught just the main points, put that in your pocket, take that home and reflect on that. That might even be enough for you.

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You know, I'm of the opinion that one of the mistakes that we make when we do lectures, and we put together forums and conferences, we overloaded. We overloaded we think we got to have four or five different speakers. Somebody come from Germany, somebody come from Saudi Arabia, somebody come from Egypt, this one come from America, some ideas come from whatever it'd be like a one or two day conference. To me that's overloading it

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that's too much light.

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You can look straight at the sun. That's too much like

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you know, if you go to an operating room, what are you doing some brain surgery? You got no five surgeons in that

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building when they designed this university, no five different companies

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when they build a bridge, no five, six different architects.

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So we Muslims, because we live in you we got so much self low self esteem.

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We don't think we can accomplish nothing. So we think we need personalities. You know, if you put up big signs say shake so and so is coming Oh, here we go. But you ain't listening to the shakes that's around you.

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Ain't nobody listening to the coupons on Friday.

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You ain't read the code and

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do not read the Sunnah of Rasulullah he's a lot of them. Otherwise, you wouldn't need no five different shapes. And you wouldn't be hung up on no particular shape coming from somewhere. Because to be honest with you, I'd be wondering to myself, what do people want me to say? I mean, the Quran is already there. The Hadees is already there. The Islamic history is already there. The companions are already there. They already did it. Then you got Allah ma here. You got Mufti, maulana you got oneness, you got students of knowledge, you got a means you got hobbies, you got all kinds of people long beards, tall turbans, I mean, long, big matches with minarets, it would seem to me that this

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country here, y'all got it all.

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But you are a microcosm of the rest of the world. On the outside, when it comes to names, names. And when it comes to images, we got it all but inside a nobody there. If you don't believe so, go to the biggest machine in this country. I don't know which one it is, you know,

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go to the biggest machine in this country.

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Be there for fudger get there half an hour early and sit there when they call the comma big machine, one of the whole 5001 of those 6000 go down. And I guarantee you, you won't find nobody born and you won't find them on a 15 or 20 people. That's

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why because we about show.

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You know we won't want to build another Masjid. As far as I'm concerned. I could see if all the people that make an fudger I only been to seven machines. I was at about seven machines.

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If all they tell me is 160.

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If the people praying in them 160 machines with the one master for fudger.

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And there was 10 or 15. And that's a whole lot if there were 10 or 15 people praying fudger at 160 miles, how many people would be that

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would be but 1500 people and even if they had to drive 45 minutes to get there, it'd be better for them to pray. 101,500 people praying and one master fighter behind one ear mom listening to one leader that will be better for us. We get something

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service calls all the rest of them down pray one, five. Matter of fact, that big Masjid, we should all go there and pray. Juma 160 Masjid, close 100 down for Juma

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and pray Juma and 50 of the people pray in the pocket lights, let them fill inside downstairs, pray in the parking lot. And if there's a field next to it, put some cloth down and pray in that field, it'd be better for you. Because otherwise we'd be just keep on building on to this whole hypocrisy.

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We want more and more and more we want. We want quantity, but we don't have know what

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he can do quality.

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Now I understand that talking this way means that I probably don't close the door on a lot of messages that might go and talk to Don't make me no difference close them.

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No make no difference. We no no potluck popularity trip. We're trying to cover all the messages in this country to see how popular we can get how much exposure we can get cozy, close the door to me, because they will be opened up for somebody else might be a hurricane might be a tsunami, it'll be opened up to somebody.

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We Muslims need to change our attitudes. We need to change our disposition. And I think that if somebody asked me say shake, how do you think the condition of the Muslim world is gonna change? I'll tell you, I tell you straight up. Don't look forward to change with no old folks.

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Or folks don't get comfortable. Some of them is stone cold, petrified and afraid.

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All folks living in a comfort zone.

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Oh, folks don't want to disturb nothing. They want to ride out here on the cloud. You see them saying they want to just retire and chill out. Don't want to think on bus a like a man said, dangle Buster egg dangle, throw a pie in a pie factory

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thing or do nothing. Even if something is wrong. They're not gonna stand up and say it's wrong. They can wait till they get home and talk around some doubles talk Rossum curry and say, you know, you know, he shouldn't have said that.

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Oh, folks, but um, folks, look, I'm not saying don't follow folks. Don't be Don't fool young folks. You ain't got nobody to follow, but some older folks.

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You gotta follow some older folks that don't fill in the holes, you know, before you. So they can tell you hold on, watch out. Now. Don't go down that road. So listen to him. Listen to him. use him as a guide. Use that wisdom. Understand that guidance. Listen to their words. You know, sit down, listen to the stories. But if you want to move, if you want to change something, sit with the old folks. Learn from the old folks. Listen and respect the old folks. But get up from them circles and move.

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All you young people that have graduated from the madrassas though lumen dow and dow that you got to come out the metropolis and you got to move because you stay in them addresses you're gonna keep on, you're gonna keep capitulating, you're gonna keep on insulating, you're going to keep on adding more onto the same static, stagnation, cultural fixation, and you're gonna wind up in the same ditch.

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You got to move, come out of this university and move.

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Come out to the masjid and move.

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The issue is where you move into.

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That's what you got to ask yourself. I know

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that young people have a lot of problems.

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Where are you right now? That's my question to you. Ask yourself, where are you right now? I'm not talking about weed right here in this room. me. I know that. But that's not what I'm talking about.

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It's about Where's your head? Where are you at? What you think about

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Where's your heart? Where's your mind?

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Where do you want to be in five or 10 years, because those who are plotting those who are plotting

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to dominate you and to keep you in intellectual, social, economic slavery, those who are plotting that they are teaching their children where to be at and then

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Next 10 to 20 years.

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Secrets is about planning. Those who plan,

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see those who fail to plan, they plan to fail.

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Those who fail to plan,

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they plan to fail.

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See, the enemies of Islam, who we talked about is, you know, ancient countries in violating our principles in, you know, killing our children and raping our women. And you know, and putting up good men, strong men in the prisons and just running amok and exploiting our resources, the enemies of Islam. They do that because they are the children of those who planned 50 years ago. Hmm.

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Like, I tell you what the lady told me, her name was, her name was Mrs. Rosenberg.

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We used to go buy some clothes from her, you know, down in Manhattan, we just go buy some clothes, we go out and sell. So we used to talk to her husband one day. So you know, she said, she said,

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you young men need to think about what you need to do. She said, y'all, y'all y'all talk good. And I know y'all gonna sell cuz y'all keep coming back and forth, back and forth. But every time you come back, you buy in the same amount.

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Why you keep buying the same amount? You should be buying 10% more each time you come. And then y'all should be coming back the same. You if you come back to me for three years, this mean that you buy yourself sell it? Why don't y'all put your money together and come back? You're gonna buy more, but you don't trust each other. That's what she said. That's your problem. I know y'all Muslims, y'all want to hear me talk? Because I'm Jewish. Y'all want to talk to me? But let me tell y'all something. Look, let me tell you something. I know y'all was born unfortunate, you know, in different whatever situation, but you grow now. You live in in America now. You ain't not slaves.

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Now. You make your own choices. But let me tell you something. My choices. She said. I'm gonna share with Miss Rosenberg. So it is a no hi Dee, you know, you know, Heidi. So you can throw it out the window if you want to, but I'm gonna just get you to see it. Because for me, I listened well to what she said. She said, I got a, she said I got a daughter, and I got a son.

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She said, I gave him three choices in life.

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She said, you can be a doctor, you can be a lawyer, or you can get out of my life and I don't want to see you no more.

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That's it.

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You can be a doctor, you can be a lawyer, or you can get out of my life. And I never want to see you again. Because you're nothing. I'm gonna pay for you to be a doctor. And I'm gonna pay for you to be a lawyer. But I'm not gonna pay nothing. For you to be nothing.

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Mrs. Rosenberg,

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she got that was like about 30 years ago. I remember she said that to us. Miss Rosenberg, both of her children became lawyers.

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Both of them became lawyers, because the parents didn't get

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no choice. She plan 20 years in front. And you young people, you got a plan 510 years? Where do you want to be?

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I asked you, why did you choose the particular discipline that you're studying right now, ask yourself, you want to be a dentist, you'll be if you won't be a pharmacist, you want to be an engineer, you will be an architect, you will be a teacher.

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You will be a sociologist. You want to be a doctor. Why?

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Because you don't get paid. Is that your incentive? Then you just a fool. You just don't be educated. You just don't come into a system that's already exploiting people. And you're going to accept the standards of exploitation. And you're going to offer that service. Understanding that using that service, you will become part of the upper class that will give you the privilege to continue to exploit. Because that's what education in the Western Hemisphere in the Western world is about getting to a station where you become almost like an untouchable. You can have two chickens in every pot, two cars in every garage, you can have more clothes and you can where you can have all

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the privileges and all the fun. You don't say that's what it's about. If that's why you want to become a professional, I say, shame on you.

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Shame on you, as a Muslim, lacking on center, non Muslim thinking like that, because maybe they didn't get the inspiration. They don't have the mandate of Islam on them. But a Muslim, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you a mandate. He told you and me that no matter what our situation is right now, if we

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Fear Allah and we use the resources you have given to us, regardless of the condition of the Muslim world, we can collect it, we can rebuild it, we can reform it, and the earth can come back under our hands. If you don't believe that, you ain't no real Muslim.

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That's the Islamic vision.

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If you don't believe that, then you live in some lala land, you don't know what kind of Muslim forget about meth halves, and all that I don't know what kind of Muslim we are.

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Because you always got to keep in mind that the 1.5 billion Muslims with all their wealth with all their problems, and all the countries that they are in today spread out all over with all their diversity, languages and everything. It came from a few who were oppressed.

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ragtag people, the prophet SAW sent me had nothing but a ragtag crew.

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a ragtag crew, living in tents, picking milk from camels in the desert. You know, people that didn't have no education, didn't have no facilities, didn't have no institutions, they and the world was against them.

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The Prophet's family turned against him, his whole nation turned against him, then Rome, Persia avicennia, all the countries of the world turned against him, but he had a lot on his side. And wouldn't Allah

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gave the province lost them his mandate, gave him his mantle, gave him this mission, and then gave him a few people and some melodica and the court and, and his behavior, here we are today.

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We live in now. We live in now, in the aftermath

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of the Islamic phenomenon we live in in the aftermath. You and I never even tasted what Islam has done to the world.

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Yet Muslims, can you understand that the prophet SAW Sam was born in the year 578. Do not try to think back like that. Because y'all some of y'all, students of history 570

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in a desert, where no praise was flying in, where there was no tanks to go out there. Couldn't no trucks go out there. Nobody didn't want to go out in the desert. That's where the province or state was born. That's where a law set his land. He sent the court and down there.

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Can you imagine that? These kinds of people so the Quran came to the Prophet awesome in the year 610. How many years later was that?

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Come on, y'all, y'all. Y'all studied algebra, geometry and trigonometry. How many years that after that 557 and 610 years that, huh? Four. Yeah, four years later, a law set to cut down on this man, Mohammed Salatu was Salam. And 40 years later.

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40 years in the year 650, Rome, Persia episode Nia, the whole world was under the feet of the Muslims. panela. Think about that. Now. If you don't think this court is powerful. If you don't think that the prophet SAW said life is powerful. If you think he was just sitting in the masjid making Vicar, if you think he would just wrap his head and turbans away in long robes. If you think properly, I'll say we're just walking around talking hot, deep. If you think that's what they were doing, you think about that.

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We have more resources in Trinidad

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than the Muslims. In that time had.

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I said you in your country, Trinidad, a small island of 1.31 point 4 million people.

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The companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam 50 years, 50 years after the prophet SAW said passed away 50 years, there was not 1.5 million followers of the prophet SAW said

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they did not have the resources that this country has. But they conquered they challenged and they conquered the world.

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And from the year

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100 bc

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until the year 1500.

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They rule the world

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with less resources

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than you have in your own country. What's the difference between them and us?

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They had inspiration. They had commitment.

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They had

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The reality

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they will certainly

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they will not deceived. And they will not serving the dunya but the dunya was serving them.

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What? Did being Muslim or serving Islam have anything to do with your choice of study? ask yourself that question.

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Ask yourself

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whatever as you study did being Muslim

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and Islam and wanting to serve Islam, did that have anything to do with your choice of study

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will not tell you something if you did it, chances are when you graduate, it won't.

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Because Don't tell me that somehow another once you become whatever it is you want to become. Don't tell me that once you get to the point where you want to be all of a sudden your Islamic commitment gonna come up and you're gonna become some kind of Mother Teresa or father Terry.

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You're gonna become a humanitarian overnight once you graduate, once you get your little office and you know, once you get your little house set, once you get to know position and you know, once you get that know that know, whatever it is, everybody is looking to get. All of a sudden we go become humanitarians, then we want to we want to strive in a way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We want to make some sacrifices. No, once you get there, you want to remain there. And you don't want to create no problems, or no ways.

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Because you will be happy.

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And you will give a damn about whoever that you passed on the way. Because those who's there right now

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is like where you are.

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Nobody asked him that question. Well, I'm asking you that question right now.

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This is wrong. And your service to Islam, or being a Muslim?

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have anything to do the choice that you need

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to study? What's your study?

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What are your feelings? And what are your convictions about global issues today? What do you think about when you hear about the slaughtering of Muslims in Chechnya? How do you feel?

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Can you just sit down eat your Big Mac or McDonald's?

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Can you just bite down in that? That that thing?

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Can you be sit down and eat Yo yo yo hot fries and video Pepsi Cola and how you feel about the slaughtering of Muslims in Chechnya? How you feel about the slaughtering of Muslims in Afghanistan? How you feel about the suffering and the slaughtering of Muslims in Iraq?

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See, you only get a glimpse of it.

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You don't get the smell of the burning flesh.

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You don't get the smell of the rotting corpses out in the street. You don't get the sight of the scope of young children that been busted over and run over by tax. You don't get to see Muslim women.

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bellies cut open, you don't get to see Palestine, you only get a glimpse CNN, Fox News, what they want to bring to you. And you just say

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that you go back to drinking your Pepsi Cola or eating your doubles.

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Why? Because basically, we have been made insensitive.

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We have been preconditioned to think that somehow the Muslims of those areas, they're not like us. They in a situation that we say Mashallah, we asked a lot all I'll help them all I help them. But Five minutes later, we try to help ourselves as much as we can get. So I asked you, how do you feel about the global issues in the world today? Forget about the Muslim situations. What do you feel about the global issues in the world today?

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What do you think about globalism, some of you are studying economics. Some of you are studying government. Some of you are studying politics, some of you are studying sociology. So what do you think about the terminology globalism

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because I can tell you as a sociologist, what that really means. It's a high powered word that means global imperialism.

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It means controlling all of the resources of the world, the material resources and the human resources for the service.

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And under the domination of the of people. That's what globalism means. Now that one group of people could be representatives of some so called developed countries, y'all know what the G eight g nine g 11 g 12 g Wiz.

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They are the greedy,

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who is dominating the needy, and has always been between the needy and the breed.

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That's what g stands for. They don't stand for grace, because they nobody great, but God, but they want us to think that they something special ga

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G.

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Yeah, they do Bredius and most godless people in the world

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who've been dominating the resources of the world for the last 150 years. But you know, times change.

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times will change. A lot will bring up people who will bring another people to their knees, bring them to the senses, make them start to think and make them work to begin distributing what they took.

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Because the Lord had his own way, you know, I believe, let me give you my personal perspective on something.

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I believe that the people who took over 110 million slaves out of Africa, I believe,

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yeah, it was nice of them.

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It was nice of them, like after 150 years, you know, to give them emancipation. You know, y'all heard that word, right?

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y'all heard that word.

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That was really nice.

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set them free in the streets,

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seven feet in the fields. But give them nothing.

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They still say.

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But they gave him a party. They gave him a data party. And remember how we set you free. But they never said I'm sorry. They never gave him compensation. So what is emancipation without compensation?

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The British, they never said sorry about what they did in India. They never said sorry about nothing. But they didn't know where in the world the Conquistadores from Spain and Portugal, they never said sorry about what they did in South America.

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The American my country, they never said sorry, but what they and they were the last ones to emancipate

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the last ones.

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And if it wasn't for the fact that Abraham Lincoln had some sex, I mean, he had slaves too.

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But he has sense enough to know that he needed some old people to help him up north. So he said, Look, let's free some black slaves. So I know they're gonna run away from south and come up north, we can put a uniform on them, make them into Buffalo Soldiers, they can help us to fight against the South. So he's smart enough to do that. But it wasn't because of his goodwill. It wasn't because he was just such a loving man. No, they all had slaves, and they was all beneficiaries of slavery. And you know what, I believe that if they didn't have to, and I believe that if they could, they would enslave us all over again.

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Because slavery takes people there's no God consciousness. You can do to people what they did.

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They taught my 6 million Jews. I said, That's wrong. What look if Hitler killed 6 million Jews I said that's wrong. How many people say that's wrong?

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As

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tomato tomato juice or using or even if his Look, if you kill 6 million sheep, and you ain't got no intention to eat him, you ain't got no chance to use the wool from those animals as long so it's wrong to kill 6 million people. Jews Christians, anybody but chillin, slaving taking people from their homes, changing the snatching out their culture 110 million, and only 45 million ever rich Britain only reached America only reached the Caribbean and only reached two places when he was taking them. So I asked you and me how many is left?

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How many left?

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70 million. That's what and where are they?

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They end up Atlantic graveyard.

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And nobody said sorry. Anybody paid no compensation. So these take this is heartless people. This is

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godless people. And all the while they were dancing and singing on Sunday, you know, they were talking about Thanksgiving. And they were talking, I mean, they said the holidays, you know, he talks about freedom from Spain and freedom from France and freedom from England, they fighting for they was your great grandfather.

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Seven, eight generations ago, and you know that you are a beneficiary of the crime that they did. If you really was sorry, you would repent and give up on this a portion of what you inherited back to those people who you took advantage of. It's not right or wrong. But they never did. And they never will.

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I asked you, Muslims, and non Muslims, what you think about the global situation in the world today? Do you want to become a partner in globalism?

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Now, I'm not talking about rebelling, I'm not talking about undermining. I'm not talking about jumping up and blowing up nothing. I'm not talking about marching out in the streets. No, I'm saying if we want to start a revolution, we should start a revolution in our house.

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That means we have to begin to analyze situations, we have to begin to make a diagnosis and assessment of situations. And we have to learn to draw the line and say this is right. And this is wrong. And this is where I stand, I'm standing on the side of right, whatever it costs.

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Now, to do that, I know there's a lot of challenges.

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And I want to talk about a few of those challenges. I want to at least name them. So we know we are on the same page. And you know, if you're a new generation gap, because sometimes you think that these guys stand up talking with these, because y'all know I got him in my beard.

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You know, my beard ain't naturally like this color.

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You know, the shake, he got him in his beard. So, you know, if we took the henna out my beard might be like my shirt, my cap.

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But you know, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and some of his companions, they used to like to wear henna. So, they like the way we like the way we try to disguise nothing. I mean, 60 years old is 16 years old, whatever way you want to flip it.

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But I want you to know

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that there is no generation gap between me and Abdul Hakeem,

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my 18 month old son, no generation gap between me and my grandchildren. Some that just went into hot into college, and some young semi that may be like 10 years old, that no generation gap between me and my children, the youngest ami mcma my other children other than Abdul Hakeem, who is from 20, up to 40 no generation gap Why? Because we can kick it

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about anything. That's not your motto. Let's talk about anything and everything.

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Let's keep the respect. Let's keep the focus but let's talk about anything and everything. Now having said that,

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I know some of your challenges.

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I don't know if they got it in this university or not. But most universities in America they got now what they call co educational dorms, they got that here

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coeducational dogs

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that means you know dormitories, where young people is supposed to have their own life in a type

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you know, respect and dignity and so the girls come in the door same door and they click open a door going boy click going to go up and go in and you know that you they shared toilets and all that but i mean you know cuz they they focus on God and studies you know what I'm saying?

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As hypocrisy from the jump, they tracking you off from the very beginning. That's one way they go dominate you in before you get out of school. They distracting you, because that don't make no sense.

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How girl's gonna be coming out sometime with a little child on

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how they gonna be going up and down the hallway sometime. You know, you know what that dress isn't? You know, stop that that'd be wild. How do you know how to pause not gonna be distracted? How the ball is gonna be coming from kicking the ball and you know lifting weights and all that walk around with a chest out and they load jockey shorts on the girls. They're gonna be in the same dormitory.

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And you Muslims, if you send your daughters to a school that's got

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co Ed dorms and use even if you send them somewhere else where they got co Ed dorms. You are traded to your family.

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You're a traitor to Islam because you have given us the greatest gift that was given to us, our children. And you're a fool.

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Because somehow you think she's coming back as a doctor or a lawyer or whatever the case might be, and she couldn't be untouched because of the principles that you gave up.

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You face issues of alcohol, drugs and crime parties and festivals, you know, down here, down here in this this part of the world, man, you ain't got no reason at the party.

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It's always a party. They got festivals, you know? Oh, man. Oh, no, Calypso, y'all got Calypso y'all got festival I mean, you know down here but you know, when you say you say Caribbean or is like

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let's say say you just came from the Caribbean.

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So they'd be thinking I should be wearing a shirt you know, but blue mango you know all that on it in you know, like the palm trees and coconut trees and cut down is you know, about doing thing you know, down in Calypso like

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you're faced with that.

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alcohol and drugs everywhere. And I'm not talking about me. I'm not talking Diego Martin. I'm talking about drugs right here in the university. But y'all call like soft drugs.

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You know? No, Snoop. No.

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Hello.

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Hello, sip. No, hello, Ron. Hello, beer. No sauce. Oh, that's a soft drugs.

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So y'all got this challenge facing you know, I know that Muslims generally don't drink Muslim generally don't use drugs, Muslim, generally. They don't be partying fornicator committing adultery. Generally Muslims don't do it. But if you put Muslims in with others who are doing that,

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then it means they have tolerated that and they have become insensitive to that, and then go speak out against that. And they're not going to tell their colleagues, it's wrong. And they will say nothing about it. They will just let them do that. So it means you have become a silent participant. And I say that's wrong. And what about premarital sex? Now I know all these beautiful sisters sitting up here who pata University. I know all y'all with virgins.

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I know, I know sisters here that ain't married. They know virtually. I mean, I just know that.

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Because, you know, your parents could not be anything other than that, that my daughter's not married. She goes to school. And even if she got to stay in school for eight years shingle, you know, she gonna be a virgin.

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But I'll tell you the truth. Now, I don't know about Philadelphia. I don't get into this.

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Cuz I want y'all to tell me [???]. Y'all know what you're talking about? I'm gonna talk about somewhere like 150 miles from here. How far Florida maybe 350 400 miles. So it's insane like area right? Well, let's take a Muslims who's going to school in Florida, little girls with the hijab on like y'all got on in Florida. I mean, they got they got Muslim parents, but I'll tell you what's going on in the Muslim community that young girls going to school, getting pregnant, hardly taking that morning after pill. And also, if they if the pills don't work,

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they're gonna bring the baby home. Could that just mess up the whole career? So what they doing? They got Muslim girls having abortions?

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Cuz they'd rather have an abortion, keep that shame inside there bring that shame home. Well, whose fault is that? That's the parents who are telling you committed treason. parents whose fools who think they can just send their daughter someplace in an environment where they're not protected. You are facing that? And even if you're in college, what about the young brothers? young brothers out here? Who's seeing all these naked women sitting next to them in the college? And I know how y'all sit? Don't be telling me you know, some of you sitting in the university. And it's like, you know, all the young brothers are sitting together.

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Don't go like that. No, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, boy. That's how it is.

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And you know, these girls were no Kima girls when they come to school with I mean, it's almost assumed they look some colleges out in California. some challenges in the Western world. The girls coming to school with a bomb.

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They come to school with a G string, but a fallen long and you can't say nothing.

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Now you tell me a young Muslim, you know,

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young Muslim, he got really cold. And, you know, you know, he tried to do the right thing. But a girl who's sitting in front of him got on the phone she got on something like that. girls got on that was a black stuff that the bicycle people wear.

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spandex. Yeah, don't go get on spandex. You know me. She she went she got cheap. She bought like a 38 she bought a 38 up and down. She got on spandex.

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You know she she dropped her Raisa right in front of the brother, you know me, you know? Yeah. And Brother, you know, he like what do you think he said?

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He forget about stuff a lot. He said, All right.

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So he's probably gonna do for four years. And then when it come time for Calypso potty time, what's your call it down here?

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Yeah, don't let manifests income. That's it.

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The young brother still in school, he got to deal with it. You know, he sounds like stop, like trying to be, but he got to go back to school. So I'm saying these are real challenges that parents need to talk to their children about how to deal with that. What about the generation gap things you can't talk to your parents about? I know what they are. Because I just got finished doing a set of lectures that you're going to see soon called too hot to handle.

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Things that you always wanted to talk about, but she was afraid to talk to your mother about it. Your father about it. You know, you can't go to the mom in the masjid and talk about it. Now y'all know what kind of things I'm talking about. I even got to say what they are.

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Because they too hard to handle.

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But I decided that since I had to talk to my grandchildren about it.

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And I had to talk to other young Muslims about I said, Look, I'm just gonna let it loose. We don't talk about it. So you're gonna see too hard to handle soon. They were gonna say if they got something to say about me now. Whoo. Would you see too hot?

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Cuz we gotta talk. Somebody gotta talk about these issues.

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Somebody's got to talk about talk to these boys about pornography. masturbation and goes to

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somebody got to talk about it afternoon after after morning pill. abortion. Somebody's got to talk about that premarital sex. Somebody's got to talk about homosexuality and lesbianism. Somebody's got to talk about that. Somebody got to talk about drugs, and what kind of drugs and alcoholism, some people got to talk about that and gambling and partying. Somebody's got to talk about that. Because if parents don't talk about it, if the moms and catties don't talk about it, the young people talk about it.

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And then got no guidance, they will come up with the wrong answers. So I decided I'm gonna talk to him about it. Now I know y'all don't want to hear no fatwas. So I don't give no fatwas. What I do on the bottom of the screen, you can see where you can go get the fatwas. But I'm just talking to you straight up. Like I talked to my grandchildren, and we have to talk and you have to go to somebody. If you can't go to your parents and talk about issues that are troubling you. I say go to an auntie, go to our uncle, go to somebody who you think you can talk to, but don't keep it inside of yourself?

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Because if you do,

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it might be too late. You might be talking about it after the fact.

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What about this gangster rap and hip hop?

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Now if I asked y'all to raise your hand how many y'all listen to gangster rap and hip hop. I know y'all don't even raise your hand. So I don't even want to ask you to. Because if you would tell them to y'all raised two hands.

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And look at the poison. Look at the poison.

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That is gangsta rap. cursing, cursing the mother's cousin the father, cursing the society, cursing God, cursing everything, talking about drinking, talking about plugin, talking about fornication, talking about chillin, talking about Robin, you know, just talking about all kinds of foul and filthy stuff with music and all kinds of beats that kids like they just say into it and all I want to kill my father and I want to do so and so and I'm gonna burn down and I'm gonna drink all I can drink and I'm gonna kill running and they go over to this and that so and so blah, blah. And y'all just y'all just listening to it and say, oh, man, you hit that one digit m&m, just me cursing his

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mother. Y'all know that one. Check this out. Boy. He may

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not ask

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me again for me. And he curses mother

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This boy DMX made a movie.

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Y'all know the movie I'm talking about y'all all seen it.

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Fully given out a world new boys wearing bling bling. They got some of diamonds and gold, they can hardly lift their neck up.

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So this is the reward for the Kherson. This is the reward for the corruption. This is the reward and masterpiece and all them both was

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the biggest drug dealers and new alum, killing people and everything all of a sudden masterpiece. He's running for Councilman.

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So this gangster rap and hip hop, if y'all can't get around that, I know some of y'all is saying, Well, I don't listen to that. No more. I'm listening to it. We've listened in the sheets now. So y'all have graduated from Hip Hop, gangsta rap to nasheeds.

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So they don't came out with this, they to kind of placate the Muslims. They know, boringly Muslim don't want to be listened to hip hop and all that. So we back up a little bit and soft shoe it and come out with these machines. Now. Now, if this was if y'all had some posters that reihan was coming down here, or somebody comes or somebody or this one whatever, and he's singing, all the girls would be packed up, jammed up, and he'd be saying, Oh, God, about what some machines, just some people singing, some dough beardless, girl looking boys singing.

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the companions of the Prophet SAW Sam said, we never even used to like to look at know young boys that didn't have no beard on their face for fear that we will be thinking like they was women.

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So the scholar said, that even if a machine is to be thumb, don't sit and listen to no young man who shaved his beard, but his singing because he looked like a woman.

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So this where we going.

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And I'll tell you something. All the young brothers and sisters who don't graduate from the media, who don't graduate memorizing code, once they start listening to the machines, they go read no more.

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They can be read no more Bokhari.

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They will be read no stores and knows the harvest. Now you can find out they got a whole stack of the sheets in the house.

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Now the mind is preoccupied with singing what they call halau music. I don't know what that is.

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So this is one of your challenges.

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Then you get these contemporary styles. You know, all these shirts, the brothers went with all these numbers on them and all these different names on them. And okay, the sports shirts ain't that bad. I mean, you know, Michael Jackson, he was cool.

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You know, Kobe Bryant.

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You know them guys who you know, can dunk a ball and run real fast and, you know, especially ones that they don't kick a goal or whatever it is. That's cool. I mean, ain't too bad. But what about them sick that you want to say on it? You know?

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You don't

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have knees?

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No, I tell my dad, I'm atoma here. Let's trade up drugs. No, I'm talking about the knees from them French and British. You know.

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Calvin Klein is one

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who?

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Tommy Hilfiger? Yeah. Calvin Klein. I tell you what, Christian Dior. You know, and, and all coming to mother's look, check them out. Check out the lifestyles. I tell you brothers and sisters that you allow us some of your daughters to wear the names of lesbians.

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You let your sons be Wang the names of some homosexuals. Because the fashion market is controlled by lesbians and homosexuals.

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If you don't think so. Go to California. Go to San Francisco. If you don't think so. Go to New York. Go to the Midtown. Go to the places look to the styles watch those people. And I'll tell you seven out of 10 of these people are homosexuals and lesbians. So what we when I see citizens Mecca, what a hijab on sister got a niqab and a nice hijab on and she got on it, you know, Christian Dior, a Christian Dior niqab, a Christian Dior.

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He jammed with the class. Oh,

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It

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used to be like, oh that you know maybe you don't want all this stuff and the cloth right there cuz Christian Dior she got the cross on right wrong is right sisters Christian Dior got their claws on it right that's how insignia you're in the masjid. You weren't at Mecca, they sell it all around Mecca because the styles have become more important to us than just regular clothes. If I bring my children some clothes on, and I bring them a T shirt, and then got no name on it, say Hey,

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yo, pop. Now what's this?

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As a song, it's the same shirt that the names is on, but it only cost 999

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the one you want it called 49. He said, Hey, pop look at it. I can't go out like that.

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You know, it's just like your sons. They want to buy them sneakers. You know they want to buy them john said, you know what was his name?

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Colby or Michael Jordan. Jordan says them Jordans Magnum Jones costs $159 in a markup, so that mean they cost about 750 here

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and they the same ones as made in Korea.

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And the same factory. Were they making g days?

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The G times costs in America $20 and the Jordans cost $160 they made in the same factory but the G Dan's don't have Michael Jordan name on it. But somehow another we think that with Michael Jordan name are we gonna jump higher?

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So the styles Don't mess us up. We don't want no regular stuff. I say why you don't buy a scarf. They say macaroni. Why do you buy a scarf? They said Medina on it. Why do you buy a scarf that says Sophia on it? Or you don't Khadija or whatever? No, you want a scarf to say Beyonce or you want to stop and save the whole person as the one who be sleeping with women and all that with the blonde hair. What's her name? Ha. Yeah.

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The one that be kissing that other girl that no, you know, girl was 12 years old. What's her name? Ah ha.

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Yeah, Madonna and Britney Spears. Yeah. Did y'all know Britney when Britney was nine? I seen Britney when she was on a talent show with a little ribbons on a hat and all that.

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Brittany is about I think Britain is about 23 now, Britain and Britain and head are caught by her own admission. Britain and already had about 17 abortions.

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She slept with 5060 minutes

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she just said she doesn't know young trash, blame, blame Hope

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you're in Destiny's Child.

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I go to the names Oh, you're listening to

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this our daughters, our daughters sending them songs and some of the parents allow our children to put them posters up inside their rooms

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you know all them tattoo boys.

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You know all them gangsta boys talking what they got got them inside the rooms. We have to talk about that. Because that itself is a challenge. Because it's challenging your mentality is putting images in your mind that you can't get rid of. What about the greed and the selfishness just wanting to be yourself? How many young people in this room here and be honest with me? How many young people in this room here had a TV in their room? When they was like 1012 years old? Don't tell me how many

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y'all don't want to say

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because in most houses today, including the Muslim houses. Mommy, mommy and daddy got a TV in a row. That TV in the living room. And Johnny and Jamie gun TV in a room.

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And you know,

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you go you get home close your door and watch your TV or listen to you know the computer. You ain't got no TV, you got a computer in your room. And you close that door and you look at what you want to look at especially when mom and dad go to sleep in a day.

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Because we have a society that has breeded selfishness and greed. Children what they own than what they own room they own TV. They go out and buy they own fast food. They go inside the house they eat like little rats by themselves. You don't insert the table no more. They don't dinner table no more. We talk people eat dinner together.

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Both houses that ate no dinner table.

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So we have been greeted with selfishness, individualism.

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And this is generally a social breakdown. We don't care about the government. We don't care about family. We only care about ourselves. It's about doing for me, getting as much as I can. As much as our bar. This is what we about.

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And there's no lag and then there's a lack of guidance. Can I ask? How many young people in here how many people in here is 20 years old? Raise your hand.

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How many people here is at least 20 years old? I'm asking a question.

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Okay.

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all y'all need to be married?

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No, me a nobody, you know, nobody good enough to marry. Don't tell me you ain't found nobody qualified. Don't tell me to eat enough brothers. They ain't enough sisters. No, you just ain't had enough of whatever it is you're trying to get.

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And you know, there's a psychological statistic, I want to tell you something about brothers and sisters. And I want you to keep this in your mind. so that you understand how important it is for you to marry when you're young.

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That's what prompts us to get married when you're young.

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Because the test statistic says, the more nakedness that you see.

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You see, the more for whitish that you see.

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It deadens certain cells inside the brain that makes it exciting for you when you do get married.

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And the reason why marriages are failing, is because when they get together, they find out that the marriage, it ain't exciting as it was before they were together.

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Why? Because they don't seem too much.

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They waited too long. They have become insensitive. The girls ain't shy no more. And boy, they'd be gone shy.

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So it's important for you to think about marriage. And you would say to yourself excuse that I get from young people. Well, I can't get mad because I ain't got no job. I ain't got no money. I can't buy new house. I can't buy new furniture. So I can't get married right now. I say look where you live? Because I live with my mom and dad. The girls say the same thing. Where do you live? I live with my mom and dad asked him. Do they have a house? So yeah. Do you have a rooming house? They say Yeah. Do they have furniture? I said, Yeah. Well, you need to get married and bring your husband or your wife home.

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But it's all my parents would allow that. Why? Because your parents is greedy.

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Can you tell me my 17 year old son? I've been checking him out since he was 12. I see what's going on in the morning. What my young son 12 years old. I see his spelling different. I see he acting different. I see him semies clothes standing up young early in the morning.

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Come on, dad. Come on fathers mothers. Y'all know what I'm talking about. You got a young daughter. You know, she she had a mix. You know, she broke down and cried. Mom and mom and daughter cried together and all that when she was 11 or 12. The law firm said when your daughter's reached the age of menstruation make preparation for them to marry. Did you say that or not? Huh? Why? Because that's one of the signs

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that they can have babies. The babies have become women, or all the young women and they own the way you're supposed to help them out. Okay, if they don't get mad at 11 I can understand you said come on shake. You know, I know. I know. She got mad when she was nine years ago. Shake you know we live in so and so. So you know. Yeah. All right, fine. So you don't get him out at 11 but you stop. Don't you think by the time they 15 you got some good prospects? Don't you think by the time they 17 you got some prospects? You ain't got no prospects for your daughter's at 9020 to 25. They still trying to figure out find that nice guy. They're looking for Mr. perfect guy.

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Brothers and sisters, I say.

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You need to ask yourself what contribution you want to make to society.

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You need to ask yourself what kind of identity crisis you're going through. Who are you? What do you

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You want to become? Are you a Muslim? Are you committed to Islam? Are you a Muslim, only committed to gaining something in this society like everybody else is chasing after? You gotta ask yourself? are you chasing? Are you working? Are you dreaming for material acquisition?

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overwhelming pleasure, cultural prejudice and fixation? If that's the case, then you are a Muslim materialists. You are a Muslim person seeking pleasure. You are a Muslim person who's a bigger

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ask yourself, do you like to sit next to? Do you allow black people to come in your home and eat with you? Would you allow your daughter to marry a black man? If you are black? Would you marry East Indian or a white person or someone else? Would you allow your daughter to marry a young brother who was a Hindu but became a Muslim?

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If you say no, then you are a bigot.

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You just like white folks that don't like black folks. You just like somebody that black and you don't like somebody else, they're black. But their blackness is different. Because it's a difference of culture. You see, you got cultural prejudice, and you got racial prejudice, and you got color prejudice. And as the Shaykh said, Your stems are just as precious as everybody else.

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And we got to get out of that you young people got a chance. You can break loose from that. Because you've got friends in school right now, who's different colors, different races, different languages, different religions, you already got friends, colleagues, classmates, but you know, they can't come home.

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You know, that even if they are Muslim, you can't really be thinking about getting married.

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Because the cultural lines are so strong. The racial lines are so strong, that it's like unthinkable. I say you got overwhelmed that you got overcome that. I asked you, where is your community? And who is your leader?

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Here, I'm not talking about the I'm not talking about the AMA talking about no ethnic community. I'm talking about where is your religious community?

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Where you live at who's your leader? I say who's your Imam and a mosque I say who's your leader? Because I know your mom, who's your leader?

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Who can arbitrate for you? Who can make a ruling for you? Who can make a determination for you? Who can make a final decision that you are bound to? Who does your mother and father go to for arbitration? Who can who can make determinations over the civil matters of the Muslims?

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If the answer is I don't know. That's a shame.

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What sacrifice Are you willing to make to establish the deen of Allah? Ask yourself the question.

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How many young people in this room here own a car?

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cameras?

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older car

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1-234-567-8910 1112 1314. So 50 young

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50 has been bad 150 people hit you and fit so 10% of young people are sitting here own cars. And the cars you owned ain't 10 years old.

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Y'all know what no 10 year old car.

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Y'all yo nice cars. And most of you own a car, your mom and dad on the car. So that means at least two three cars in your house, your family.

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And most y'all sitting here never been hungry in your life.

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And most y'all got plenty clothes in your closet.

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So if you got plenty of clothes, you got cars, you got houses.

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You got little money.

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Then y'all got something to sacrifice.

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So I asked you this college degree, this university degree that you're going to have in a couple of years. What are you gonna do with it? What kind of sacrifice you wanted to make?

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The little money that you got right now saved up the money you got access to?

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What sacrifice you want to make. What about your time? You got 168 hours a week that Allah has given you to live. Did y'all ever add that up? Seven times 24 Is that what it is? 168 hours

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are those 168 hours

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about giving you are you willing to give two hours a week, four hours a week, just for D.

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Not for studies, just for stop working in the D, working around your Masjid your community center, working to, you know, to build up a platform inside the community, a present for the Muslims to do social work to work, go out to the poor places and give away something that God told the people last night.

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Take your clothes, collect clothes from the Muslims and wash them. And

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I didn't take them to poor places and get them out. I tell them I'll take your clothes and just put them in a bag and as Pope people to take them, why should they take them nothing like that? Washington, put them on the hanger and take them to the poor areas.

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spend two hours a week

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out of seven times 168 how much debt sometime 100 is 707 times 60 is sometimes 60 is how much 420. So that's how much that's, that's 720. That's 11 127 times eight is what?

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I'm a 756. So a lot more than 42 and 600 748 and 5098 hours a week. That's how we used to add when I was going to school. That's how we used to multiply like that without a pencil.

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So not at 98 hours a week, I say Will you give four hours a week? To do what?

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To do charity in your community?

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To give away some money.

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Find out your money.

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Find out your mother and father's money beg your mother and father mom, dad, no, give me find out please give me fat off the gas and give me $5 I'm gonna give away to the poor.

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Because if you want to go to the movies, you're gonna ask them for some money. If you want to buy some clothes, you want to go to the mall, you're gonna ask them for some money. So I say you young people, do what your mother and father won't do.

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Go out and feel lost without giving away of Allah subhanaw taala give some of your time, give some of your money, give some of your food, give some of your clothing give some of your energy go out in the field every week and join with some other Muslims. And at the same time do dow

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but just don't do dow with no pamphlets

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that people that you talk to man, you know got an empty stomach. People to talking to ain't got no clothes, people to talking to ain't got no money. People are talking to me living out of suitcases and whatever it is, you ain't got no heat, no lights in the house. You live in our house in the bush, when the Muslims come out and start giving stuff away. Good stuff, nice stuff, good food, yo, yo, yo, coconut water in cold Jackson just giving away every week. They say man of Muslims is nice. I like the Muslims. They be coming down in all the time. Plus, every time they come, it'd be like 500 of them. And every one of them is looking for one of us to give them $5 You know, every time

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they come, I'll be there for they get there. And all they want us to do is sit for half an hour. And they'd be talking about Islam.

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You know, they'd be talking about the Koran. And they'd be talking about Mohammed Salah, and I think he's a good man. He just like Jesus. So some of them, not some of them non Muslims, that we normally pass by some of them non Muslims that we don't even see that's invisible to us. Some of those non Muslims, you start seeing them every single week. And some of them start coming into Islam through you young Muslims. I say.

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What is your vision? For Trinidad? What's your vision for Trinidad?

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Do y'all have a vision?

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Did you write a chapter?

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Can you write a chapter? Can you write a page? Can you write an essay? Can you write a thesis? My vision as a Trinidadian as a young person, as a Muslim? This is my vision for Trinidad. And then can you go further? Can you write a vision for the world?

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Because there are young people in universities all over the world today, who had been given that same mandate to write a vision for America to write a vision for Great Britain to write a vision for Japan to write a vision for their country and to write a vision for the world. And they after they have written it. It has been put into a pool and that they have been selected to go and recite that vision to the United Nations. Have any of you ever thought about that? Could you write a vision that could be heard, and the United Nations? Why not?

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The world is just a global

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community today, fiber optics and telecommunication. You could write your vision, put it on a computer, and 2 million 3 million people could read it just tomorrow. They could just read it tomorrow. But to not take it like that. You're not thinking about even Trinidad. You're thinking about your local area. I live in to Ghana.

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As Malou area, or I live over this way, I live in Prince town. Oh, I live over this way. We're not thinking about Trinidad and

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Tobago. We don't take it as far as Venezuela, which is only how many miles?

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Venezuelans how far?

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What

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70 miles?

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seven miles.

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What's the capital? Venezuela? What's the byproduct? What's the GNP? Who's dead president? What's their society? What's their language? What's the What do they manufacture? What's the relationship between your country in that country, you probably haven't even thought about it. And it's next door to you.

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Brothers and sisters, I say I challenge you. I challenge you to write.

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I challenge you to speak.

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I challenge you to think

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I challenge you

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to think, to write, and to speak, and to fake write and speak

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that which is unpopular, that which may cause you some harm.

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I challenge you to think, to write and to speak, and if necessary to stand up and die for what you believe.

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Because that's what young people are doing all over the world today.

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Young people who don't have any other options, you have options.

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And young Muslims and young non Muslims living here in Trinidad, as well, I'm challenge you to do,

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to take the energy that God has blessed you with,

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to take the mandate of faith that Allah has blessed you with, to take the responsibility of downloads that Allah has blessed you with, and to look at yourself, and look at your family, and look at your community, and look at your country and look at the world and make your mark, make your mark. And I understand that my talking in a traditional religious knowledge.

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And I asked the loss of Hunter mattala to help me

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to respect the tradition, the traditional knowledge to respect but I asked Allah subhanaw taala never have me locked up in a straitjacket of the traditions of the Muslim world that had trapped him and made them stagnant and made them so they can't perform and made them the victims of other people's domination. And for that reason, I always tried to speak outside the box.

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And I'm challenging you young Muslims to think outside the box.

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That's what Bill Gates. That's what he's telling his people today, Bill Gates, a man that is commanded over $67 billion in the world today. Bill Gates is telling his people at Microsoft, if you really want to dominate the world with our product, you have to think outside the box. And I'm telling you Muslims, think outside the box. Respect yourself. Respect your parents, respect the elders in your community. Respect the people of knowledge, respect your government, respect all the people who deserve respect every human being respect the Christians, respect the Hindus, respect your classmates, your faculty, your staff, your administration, respect everybody, but

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don't just become one among the many.

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Stand up and distinguish yourself. Allah has given you something to stand up for. Allah has given you something to be distinguished about. And that's what I'm challenging you to think for and to reach for. It calls for some effort. And may Allah bless you and help you to make that effort. wakulla County had there was such a law Hollywood, Yama for him to

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understand that, that if we have time, there are some questions that may want to be asked.

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And we don't mind to

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answer a few questions. Now. We understand that sometimes Muslims have a low toleration for tops.

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They can't sit too long.

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To get so many things to do. But I would say if you got a few questions, this is the time to ask. Because maybe the statements that we have made you didn't hear them before.

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And I would say we are more responsible to answer them than anybody else. Before you hear before you hear somebody outside, tell you about what we said, I say you should ask the question to us, give us a chance to answer about what we said. Because I already know that as soon as this tape here, get back to some places, and some of y'all go back some of the places and say what was said a whole lot of people got a whole lot to say about what we said, but don't make no difference. We're responsible for what we say.

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So if you got a question, this is the time to ask.

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Take

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a look at is going

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to be the end.

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talking about.

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First of all, I think that first I want to thank you for your I

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want to thank you for your explanation and for your your question. And from what I got from your question, and there may be parts of it that I didn't catch, because you know, y'all got that kind of debt in

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Twain, sometime I can't catch all of it. But what I did understand is that you are a practicing Christian, a conscious Christian who has a love for Jesus Christ. And

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you have a daughter who obviously grew up and you wish for her to have the same but like you said, she's been affected by a group called the Nation of Islam, that when she said,

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the Nation of Islam,

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and that you have, you know, read something on the religion of Islam, and you basically appreciate the Islamic message. And you've heard saw some lectures on TV and other things. And you don't have no great disagreements with it. But you just wish that you could appreciate that and still remain as you are. And, and then you said something about something about the Islamic sects. And you seem to me that bottom line is that you're getting some conflicting information about Islam, and therefore, it's having some kind of distortion about your feelings of your daughter being a Muslim or something of that nature. I don't know if that's the whole thing. But let me see if I can approach it from a

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different perspective for you. First of all,

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I would advise you that if you want to really know about Islam, to make academic assessment, evaluation about Islam,

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don't look at Muslims.

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Because Muslims are not the proof of Islam. There are people just like yourself, who claimed to be sincere and inspired about the message of the Prophet Mohammed, salaam, Islam, as you claim to be inspired about the message of Jesus Christ. Now, I wouldn't question your inspiration. And you wouldn't question the inspiration of a Muslim, but the evidence and the proof of your religion is not you and other Christians, the proof and evidence of your religion is the words the mission and the person of Jesus Christ.

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That's the proof of your religion. And the proof of a Muslims religion is the words and the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. So, if you look at the words, and the mission, and the person of Jesus, the son of Mary, and the word and the and the person and the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon you can see two lines just like that.

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Just like that, two lives, two prophets. You see, one that prophesized the other and the other that confirmed the other two men, two prophets, two messages, two books, two revelations from one God. That's one second thing, sisters that I don't like to be talking about.

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Other groups.

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But I just have to say to you categorically, that the people who call themselves the Nation of Islam, they have a right to call themselves what they want to call themselves. But we come from a country where that organization, and their belief system is very clear to us, and in some cases very near to us. So we know what they believe. And let me say this, the core en tells us that Almighty God is one, he has no partners, okay, and that he doesn't come in the form of a man, he don't come in the form of a woman, and that there's nothing in the creation that is similar to God. That's one. So the Nation of Islam said that say,

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I mean, you read their if you get their newspaper, it says right there, if you go to their website, it says right there. We believe that Almighty God came in the form of master WD fard in the year 1935. So, if they believe that Almighty God came in the form of a man, and the Quran says that God is the Creator, and there's nothing to creation like him, obviously, that's two different religions. The second thing is, our religion says that Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon him, the son of Abdullah is the final prophet, in a long line of prophets, Noah and Abraham and Moses and David and Solomon and Jacob, and as I, and it's my elton john the baptist, and Jesus Christ, the son of

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merienda, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them, and they are no profits after him. But this people call themselves the Nation of Islam said that this man who came in the form of a man who was supposed to be a law in the person, I stopped for law, that he appointed a man called Elijah poo, that was his name as His Messenger, and then gave him a new name called Elijah Muhammad, and made him a prophet. So those are two different religions. They also say that there is no hereafter. While we believe in the Hereafter, they also say that there's no resurrection after death, but we believe in the resurrection after death. So obviously, they can't be the two same religions. Now,

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they are people that believe in social reform, they are people who, who are cleaning up the lives and you know, fighting against drugs. And so we don't want to be saying that we fighting against those kind of people, because anyone that's trying to do some good is good in that sense, but different religion. So if your daughter is in the Nation of Islam, or she bringing home kind of stuff like that, maybe you should have some of us to talk to her, so that she can make a choice between Islam and Islam.

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between somebody who's claiming something, and those who fall into book of God, and the Messenger of God, and that final religion, which is just like your religion, with, as you said, a few small discrepancies. So I say to you Be patient,

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I say to you,

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to be patient. And other thing is, you need to sit with someone, bring someone into your home, whom you respect, to sit down with yourself, and to sit down with your daughter, or your son or your husband, and explain what Islam is. So you can see it for yourself, not that you will become a Muslim, but at least you will have the fair appreciation of it. After that you can make a better choice. And you may be able to communicate better with your daughter or your son or your husband or whoever else in your family.

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Okay, Sister, I would like to have you to respond back. But I think there's probably a number of other questions. And I'll tell you, what I'll do is that when we finish up here, you know,

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outdoor mine, just sit to the side with you. And my wife is here and as my little son run around here pulling on stuff. I'll sit to the side with you and my wife, and we'll try to adjust that question for you. Okay, thank you so much.

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Any other question?

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Two quick questions. The first one

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we're actually starting size

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as a young person

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who came to us

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repeat it for that action unless you superior.

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Also, there are ways in regards to that service,

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etc. Okay, so we got all sorts of these days we are reprimanded, and what we try to like make changes or ask for changes that are made with the with the community. So we are often recommended on that site. And I'll take for that. No, absolutely. For me to the first time they said you gave your teammates in a moment, that is fun to talk about to go into detail about the seriousness of this.

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When struggling with sadness for leadership, to try and make it, what can you do within the law of Islam? Beyond talking beyond just sit down and just see that we will have this on your lap that will come to you that is beyond that, that when you try to cheat on me as to what to?

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What do you do regardless? Yeah, very strict theory as to the politics of this country. And Islam. Also, all Muslims in this country will be us. And you align themselves politically, and starts disliking

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my sponsor videos to your religion by what they call a pseudo push for me, so I'm going to put it up. So so. So what what do we need to do to revise the past? What would you say is the DNA of this website? It seems that one of the spouses who told me

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that this there was two questions you were talking about, one is addressing what you consider to be social, or moral

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situations in the Muslim community such as aids and other related issues that may be taboo, unpopular, to the quote, unquote, status quo of the Muslims, I say, Muslims who are status quo, they have been sweeping stuff under the rug for the last 100 years, and the rug and piled up now.

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You keep on sweeping stuff under the rug like it don't exist, it stopped making humps in the rug. Sooner or later you walk across the rug and fall on your face, then you go see, you need to pull that rug up. By that time, you got so much stuff under there to address, you might need to rip the whole road up.

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So I'm saying to you, be prudent.

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Don't be rebellious.

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Be respectful, do your research. If you want to be an activist, understand the parameters. Go to the people who are respected in the Muslim community until you find somebody who will give you the support that you need. Because you need support, you need guidance. You can't just jump out there because you know, something needs to be spoken about something that needs to be addressed. Find an ally.

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If there are 160 mosques with 160 leaders that I'm saying, brother, there is one or two, who will be an ally, who will say they want to enjoin the right and forbid the wrong and they will give you some advice on how you can address those issues. If you can't find nobody in Trinidad, right to me.

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Because young people have to address those issues. Those issues have got to be addressed. You can't keep sweeping them under the rug. There's Muslims and Trinidad has got AIDS.

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And then no church aids because of sex, and then an old get age because they were shooting drugs.

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Some people came to Trinidad from somewhere else, and they were born with AIDS.

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And what people need to know about is that age is a conspiracy.

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Age is a manufactured verb. AIDS is a disease that was made. It wasn't a disease that came from sex or draw or needles or green monkeys.

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AIDS is a manufactured disease. And two thirds of all people in Africa that's got AIDS was born with AIDS. So what time do they have? Yet the Muslims, while the Christians and Hindus and everybody else is sending people to Africa to work with those people, the Muslim don't send nobody.

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Do what you think you got to do But seek some guidance. Seek some

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Support finds an ally among the leaders of the Muslims, if not here, and Tobago, if not in Tobago in another country, Grenada or in Jamaica, or somebody because you will find a Muslim scholar who understands that issue who understands sociology, or who understands political activism, who or whoever is a doctor who understands those kinds of political social issues, or is concerned about humanity, and they will stand up for you, and they will help you do your research, just don't be an activist. And on the other end, about taking whatever stand you want, people got a right to choose a political party if they want to, whether they do first or last

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ever person want to follow the MMP or the PMP or wherever they want to follow, let them follow that. least they took a stand somewhere, what I would suggest for you to do is to remind them that whatever choice they make, put God first, put scripture First, put morality first, do the right thing, not because the show potty, but do the right thing. Do that. So you're adding another voice. But don't make it no absoluteness that y'all shouldn't be choosing to potty. If it's anything should be Islamic party that was happening, you creating another divide. And maybe that's too radical. Let people make their choices. But you come with another voice and your voice. But keep in mind you're

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young.

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You ain't went down the road too far.

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You might be a young intellectual, you might be a young activist, you might be bright, you might be committed, but you need support. And you need to belong to a community, and you need a leader. And you need yourself to be planted firm. Because young people are naive. They might be inspired, but they're naive. So I say keep on doing what you're doing. Don't lose your spirit. Don't let no body break your spirit. And don't let no old fogies tell you that you ain't got the right to stand up and help some people who is underprivileged or disadvantaged or broken down or diseased or whatever, cause remind him that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Rasulullah saw a lot of them before he was a

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prophet and a messenger, he was a social worker,

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remind him of that.

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That's what I have to say.

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There is a

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desert. A couple of questions, that's right here. So before I sit down, I get the mic today.

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If you don't mind, just as we pass this over to the mom.

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On that same topic, I just wanted to just, uh, you know, one of the things that I admire about IBM, but at the end,

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is its founder and CEO, is a young man that took a stance, a very brave stance to bring about some kind of social change in society. You see, so again,

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hungry law, look what listen to what the shaker said, Okay, there are things you can do, you don't have to be waiting around before. You see, I'm quite sure that people will put your feet wet and listen to a lot of people, you will have that station, say. So allow the thing can be done like that. Young people got to be brave and courageous and bold. You see if leadership is stagnant, young people can get together and meet and organize for good for good, fit together to organize different social things, social

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groups to do good for the community to bring good for society. There's nothing wrong with that. Okay, don't let nobody stop you from doing that. And the I be in stage is a manifestation of that. Because again, I'm sure they're looking to bring about good society. So you can use that as an example, to do other things in that area. Shall

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I get to here? Okay, yeah. I just want to help to shake out with some of these questions.

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One of them is

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how are we expected to marry when there is not many strong Muslim men to marry? Just look at those who attended this lecture. So find a law.

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That's very good. And it's okay. You know, I'm the law means that the women are very, very observant. And it's in in and she underscore strong Muslims, I think is really a message to the brothers, because we got to get it together. That's all and maybe we need to sit on another forum, just shake and myself and some of the leadership and have Amanda man talk about these issues. I don't want to embarrass you about it. But the observation of the sisters right and it is a problem in our oma is a serious problem. All right, we're lacking the strong men

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and we need to deal with that shala but I would encourage

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Assessing the patient and Sharla because there is somebody suitable you know and allow a lot of you feel a lot to make a way for you.

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Now, what advice do you give to people who find it difficult to resist temptation such as going to clubs. So, let me shake right on point

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right on point dealing with the issues and and this was important that we talk I would say very briefly, you know,

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the company you keep you got to be around good Muslims, you got to be around Muslim have Taqwa the Prophet peace be upon him said that a man follow the religion of his friends. So you should be very careful. So you got to be with the good people. That's the bottom line. You got to be in the Muslim environment, you know, a good friend, and a bad friend is like a perfume merchant and a blacksmith. So when you go go to the perfume merchant, you put some perfume on your you get to sit, if you go around, the blacksmith, I was like the bad person, then you get burnt, or you get to smile on the smell. So it's really environment. That's what you have to do being around a good Muslim who

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remembering a lot. Remember what I said earlier about that young person will be under the shade of of God, Allah and the gentleman, because they held on to their Deen, but you just can't do it by yourself. You there are many other good young Muslims. So you gotta be with a Muslim. And there is no problem a young Muslim organizing, you know, Muslim clubs, in groups amongst themselves to do good. And to enter into it to protect each other. You see, I'm saying we need to do this hamdulillah Sonic?

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brothers sisters, there are a couple of questions that are somewhat related. And I'll just answer them kind of like together. At first one says that, what advice would you give to a Muslim who reads a hadith or Quranic ayah and starts to follow it without doing further research? And they encourage others to do so? Well, you know, first of all, we have been told by Allah subhanaw taala you know, not to follow things. And what about which we have no knowledge? So, you know, it's alright for us to be quoting is that a popular quote, and hardyston are popular for the law also mentioned to us, you know, why you say what you don't do? Why you be quoting stuff that you don't really understand

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why you potent stuff you send me just to be quoting stuff that you don't really do. But another way to look at it is that if they quote in the hot beef to you, on I have called anti you, but you think they don't really have the knowledge? Well, you take the if you take the high D, because it's still I of course, it's still hot, deep, even if a Christian remind you, excuse me, brother, or sister, doesn't your court and say this? Don't your Prophet Mohammed doesn't say that? Why are you acting this way, you ain't got no right to rebel against a Christian telling you that or Hindu telling you that the idea of the court and has been recited, and a lot mentions about those people that when

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they hear a verse of the Quran, that their eyes filled with tears, and their hearts fill up, you know, I'm saying whatever. So I say when I could emphasize to you don't think about the person who's saying it, whether they understand it right or not. Take that for yourself, seek the knowledge of it for your own self, then think constructively. At least that person tried to offer you an idea. That person did give you a high beef maybe is an appropriate, maybe they didn't study, but they just not saying something stupid. They're not giving you some philosophy. So Sal hamdulillah for that, then question, just ask a good question. And she says, and I'll just modify how long question she's

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mentioning about a daughter of hers. She mentioned about a daughter, who she says, is a decent girl who was brought up to dress right and pray right and understand God and respect her parents and all those things. But suddenly, she's gotten to the university. Now, she don't want to go to no events with a mother and father no more. She don't want to go to no Islamic events. It's like she's doing them a favor, something like that. And secondly, since she comes to the university, she started to get rebellious. And now her dress and her religion has deteriorated.

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or parents gotta ask themselves where they sit.

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Now, I understand we don't have that many choices. I understand that our children have to move on and get sophisticated knowledge and all that, but we have to insulate them.

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If you send your daughter to the university, that means you gotta you got an extended responsibility now that you send up and check it out when she comes back home. Don't wait until a week later, a month later, six months later, a few semesters later, and that now you see what's going on. But even if that is the case, I say, Mother, father, be patient.

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Check out yourself. See

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Have you created a situation at home? That's that, that where there's a bridge between you and your daughter, maybe what's going on is that your daughter has entered the university, and she's entered a realm of influence that is conflicting with your thinking. And maybe you don't want to come out of that traditional thinking, you want to take her like she's a little girl, nine years old, 10 years old, 12 years old, walking her by the hand, you know, to this MOS setting just to sit down, and the same little thing? And she said, Well, definitely, I say, ask her. What her thoughts about the world is these questions that I asked today, ask some of these questions, ask yourself, read some of her

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textbooks, sit down with her and ask her what is her opinion of the mosque? Ask her? What is her opinion of the community? What is her opinion of the leaders in that community? Ask her her opinion about what she sees in the society with the Muslims, you may find out that she's frustrated, you may find out that she feels castrated, you may find out that she feels in a straitjacket, you might find that she feels that some of those cultural things that you put on that fixation, she don't share that any longer. And you shove it down her throat. And she's saying no, I don't accept that have rebellion is really not a rebellion against Islam. Sometimes it's a rebellion against a static,

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narrow thinking. So maybe this, the parents need to widen their thinking, maybe they need to sit down with their children and talk shop, open up, forget that your daughter want her to be your friend more than your daughter. Start talking to her like she's your friend. Not so much. Like she's your daughter, not expecting her to just do what you say, she gone to school. She making choices for herself. She's being tempted. She's being faced with these challenges. And she's finding, in many cases, that the Muslim community have no answers for the challenges that she's facing. Now, I'm not defending your daughter, I'm only trying to give you a perspective. When I talked to my children as

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a friend. That's what they said to me. When I talked to my grandchildren as a friend. This is what they said to me. So I'm sharing that with you. And if that Daughter of yours is here, because I mentioned no names and a mother, nobody like that. I'm saying daughter, don't forget about where you came from. Allah subhanaw taala will never Bless you. If you disrespect your parents, or last ones do not bless you, if you just violate your home alone will not bless you if you just violate your moral consciousness and your Islam. So let's everybody try to come towards the middle, and tolerate and be respectful and benefit from everybody. If the mother and father come a little bit this way,

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and the daughter come a little bit this way, you can find out your semi that when it comes that way, there will be no generation gap. They're going to be able to talk and work things out in sha Allah. The last question, I'm going to answer it because it's part of this same one here. It says, I have some friends who easily fall into temptations and commit filthy acts. Their parents are aware of this. So what do I do? Knowing that the parent allow these things to go on? How do I approach them, knowing that they are permitted to do these things one, the prophet SAW Sam said, as part of being a good Muslim to leave alone, that was none of your business.

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I don't say ignore it.

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But I say don't be trying to reform everybody's family.

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If those are your friends, and you see them, do some filthy acts, adjust the act. Don't hate the person, hate the act. Tell your friends, that you hate it. Tell your friends, you don't support that and tell them in order to help them. If they don't stop, you will write to their parents.

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Because maybe their parents have the power to stop them. Then, in writing to their parents, don't blame the parents don't take the assumption that the parents approve it, or even that they know about it. In many cases parents don't approve of. And most cases they don't. And in many cases they don't even know about it. You know, cuz kids are slick today.

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Kids are slick. You know, they slicker today than it was 20 years ago. kids got all kinds of different ways to do things that parents really know nothing about. I tell you truth, most parents in this room today don't even know how to work them phones.

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Parents in the room today, they don't know how to work them computers. Them kids know how to use them phones and computers and all that stuff. Parents don't even know they don't even touch it.

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So don't assume that the parents know but tell your friend. Look, I'm your friend. And I don't want to stop my friendship with you. But I have to enjoy it.

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right to speak, to join the right and forbid wrong. And if you keep on doing that our friendship is over. And secondly, if you keep on doing that just to help save you, I gotta tell somebody, I got to report this to your parents what I see happening. So your parents, maybe they can put you in check.

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didn't write a letter today, parents if that's the last resort you got write a letter to Japan.

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Write a letter, say what you saw, give your advice to the parents, whatever you can do. And after that, leave it alone because you cannot stop the world. You cannot reshape the world, I say you may have to choose another set of friends.

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You who wrote this letter, you may have to choose a new set of friends. If your friends are doing 50 X, you withdraw friends.

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So May Allah bless all of us. God doesn't have mercy upon us and forgive us may not give us good consciousness. mythological God forgive us for any words that we said that upset anybody. May last month Allah guide those who's not guided. May Allah preserve those who have guidance. May Allah open up the hearts for non Muslims to be able to read the Quran, male open up their minds understand the Quran when they read it. May Allah get to make them familiar with the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and to look into his actions and to be inspired. You see by his personality and his behavior. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that we become better examples of Islam, that we

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become windows to Islam, that we become the mentors of Islam, that we become the model the role models for each other. We asked the last panel data that the children are grateful for the parents that paid their way to school and raised them as Muslims and don't be rebelling against their parents. We think a lot for the scholars for the students of knowledge who are doing the best they can do, but in some cases, they are limited. We asked the last panel to Allah to bless our brothers and sisters who brought this about the Student Union student representative, the faculty, you see, or whoever's director of this university, we think at the end for organizing this, we think last

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without for making it possible for us to come from Morocco and share this time with you. I am especially grateful we thank Allah anata Allah Who says

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that you don't want to stop for rucola tooborac