Khalid Yasin – Building A Community

Khalid Yasin
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of community and community engagement in driving change and promoting Islam in America. They emphasize the need for strong community and resources to pursue one's beliefs, as it is crucial to society. The speakers also emphasize the importance of not giving blame to anyone and not giving up on others. They stress the need for community commitment and empowerment, as it is crucial to society. The importance of community engagement and empowerment is also emphasized.
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The Islamic center of Tennessee presents

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in Alhamdulillah, Hamdan Kaziranga yeva Mubarak and

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hamdulillah if I was allowed to Salaam wala Asha for so long I think he was telling me he was happy he was he will know what

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for in the article detail below hydro hydro * Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shovel more data to have data.

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Now, I

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want to say that Somali

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brothers just as I, I want to just remind us

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even in gathering

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to hear a Mahavira

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there is a tsunami to that.

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Now, I understand this is your local mosque

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and you come here every day

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and you have your own places you like to sit.

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However, if you want to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam this is what he said

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when he entered a Masjid like this one his Masjid and he saw people sitting in different places. He didn't like that. He said, Why you don't draw yourselves up in rows,

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as the melodica draw themselves up in front of the throne of a loss of animate Allah okemah Patil Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So brothers, I'm advising you just for the few minutes of me, I will be in and out,

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you know,

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one hour 45 minutes in and out the operation is through

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for the energy

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for the sooner

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for the discipline,

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we should try our best to sit together as brothers. And even the sisters if there's some sisters together.

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You know, if you ask the surgeons who work on the brain, the micro surgeons, they will tell you the structure of the brain, the brain is made up of different cells.

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An energy is passing through those cells to create thought,

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the process is called synapse. This is the process in scientific terminology. It's called synapse,

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how the energy travels from one part of the brain to another and forms thought without this synapse, there will be no energy there will be no complete thought and the human being would not have the distinction above animals.

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When a lie in the lie, you have to consider a feasibility soften.

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sous Suppan Allah, Allah is telling us to line up the same way the cells inside the brain is lined up to carry the energy.

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Brothers, me I'm not important person. And it doesn't matter who I am.

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What matters is what we're going to talk about.

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This is a session.

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It's like brain surgery, heart surgery.

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Something that keep you alive. Something bring you back to life, something that makes the difference.

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Because there are messages. Now according to the most recent study, there are 5336 massages in America.

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How many?

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If I was talking money, you know, forget

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5336 massages now. Okay, they're not all this size, but it doesn't matter. A lot do not look to the size and the amount. He's looking to the class and the benefit, which comes from it. Right.

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But 5336 masjids when I became a Muslim, there was only 15 massages in the whole United States.

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57 of them was in New York. So where's the rest of the

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we don't all over

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5336 Now, when I became a Muslim, there was about 1.9 or maybe 2 million immigrant Muslims who came from Yemen, who came from Lebanon who came from Palestine who came from Egypt who came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, like that Turkish now

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There is over

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4.2 million Muslims who is either first or second generation immigrants. This is statistics which you can you know, the Homeland Security they always stopping me and bothering me. So I've been checking on these statistics because you know, they watch us more than we watch ourselves. So they got good statistics on the Muslims.

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So they said now 4.84 point 3 million immigrant Muslims

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and, and 3.2

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new Muslims Muslim and Judo

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reverts like myself.

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When I became a Muslim there was only 85,000 reverts in the whole country and they wasn't even they don't even know about al Qaeda.

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They don't know nothing about you know, sooner. They don't know nothing about you know, masala had have had these. They don't know. No.

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They don't know no Tafseer they didn't speak the Arabic language. Just they know Allah. Mohamed el Mecca, five pillars and didn't even get that right. But there was 85,001 of them was Malcolm X and he was only Muslim.

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Excuse me.

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Oh, one of those reverses Malcolm X. You know, he became a Muslim and Mecca in order to make Hajj you know that right?

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So when he wrote his letter, he was only Muslim 12 days. When he came back to America, two and a half months later, they killed him.

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But most of the reverse Muslims who's in this country today,

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they came through His Word

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Spanner. Look at that. Somebody who's only Muslim what 12 days before he wrote a letter to

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somebody on Sunday he was only Muslim for two and a half months and then they assassinate him. Maybe he didn't even I met his daughter. She said maybe my father didn't even know the whole Fatiha. Maybe she don't know.

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But see how many people from his example in his words? Islam still coming?

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So now brother, we have 6.8 6.89 close to 7 million Muslims in North America.

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6 million United States of America 5336 massages. My question is Where is the community? was my question.

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A building is not a community.

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Just like if you go into hospital you say hospital but when you go into a no doctor's death day, no organization there. Nobody's at the desk. There's no machines there. No nothing there. But because it's a hospital. You just gonna sit there all night wait for somebody or not? What would you

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you go to the supermarket a supermarket. Walmart, Hallmark halau ma whatever it says

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they ain't got no registers ain't no food on the shelf, you know, nothing like that you're gonna still be walking down the aisles. I'm asking, you know,

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so then where is the community?

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Where are the families who make up the unit of the community? And where are the individuals who themselves is in charge of those families and those families

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with those individuals who form the unit of the community, who's the leader?

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I didn't say Who's the man we already know who's the man or the masters or 5336 machines you know they have a man right? Probably some of them they got like four emails. You know they got Imam Imam backup image backup backup backup backup backup Biggie mount Smalley mom, a mom with big turban small turban they got in specially ma'am. So Susie, they got this. Mm hmm. They got plenty mm. But who is the leader? That means the one to take the responsibility of the community.

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The one who can command the community,

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the one who can say sit down, stand up, move out was the leader.

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I'm not asking you to answer that question. I hear you all men. And you know, dealing with men is like difficult because you've all got your own egos. And I'm just coming and then I'm leaving. So you know on the way out. You don't like what I said. Talk to me outside in the parking lot. But for

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Now I'm asking some questions, then I'm going to answer so you like it, take the medicine. You don't like it. Do like you do the dentist say, just leave your teeth alone, they just go away.

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So just don't even answer the question. Just keep going like this going when you see, these messages would become white elephants. You ever seen a white elephant?

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I'm asking you Did you ever see a white elephant?

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This mean very strange if you see one right

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20 years from now, if we don't form a community

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these places will become white elephants. Nobody's going to make this into a dance hall. It used to be movie theater before right now it is a walk of it not going to become dance hall or something like that. It just will not have anybody here

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because the young James

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they're going to be sitting up in here like the oh geez be set up in here. I know. Oh, geez. mean old generation. case you guys don't know. old generation old gangsters. old guys, old girls, old generation. The kids in the street. They call you What?

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Oh Jean. So don't be getting no attitude. If they say it should be Shakeology, no matter what you call it me.

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Respect. There's the respectful name, but just from some, you know, a mere, you know, the Egyptians you understand I mean, if you go to Egypt, you're trying to talk in some in some classical Arabic, maybe take something wrong with you. Because they don't talk about classical Arabic. They do. They have some knowledge. But in the street, they say this

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is digital, whatever they talk like that. So in the street here, the kids they also have their own vernacular. And if they say oh, gee, is respect.

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If you go to most of the messages today, for fecha de nobody there but the oh geez.

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Big machines

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filled up to Juma from wall to wall. Front the back over here upstairs. All that drama.

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But for us, you know, Friday, I surprised how many people you think is there?

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Maybe 1015 people is close

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to 100

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cars in the parking lot. So just a 510 five, six cars there.

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How many of you think is dead?

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10 1520 maybe.

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Because America is a big deal here.

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And people have many excuses. shaytaan excuses

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Oh, it's too far. I ain't got no gas or I got to be at work. Or I prepared here or it's warm was cold. It was raining. You know I'm saying I got a little piece over here my friend I go around the corner. I decide that shaytaan he got a lot of stuff for you at the time. You're looking for an excuse shaytaan he got at least 15 of them for you

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if there's discipline there's accountability.

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There's commitment

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there's investment.

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If you open up a if you have a business open up at eight o'clock in the morning is your business did you go make sure somebody has an opening that is right or wrong.

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McDonald's see they opened up at seven o'clock there's people inside McDonald's at six o'clock they clean it up and putting all the machines on the retina and at seven o'clock in the morning McDonald's is open you ever been to a McDonald's does not open the time they say I'm asking you

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know they open

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Walmart McDonald's Starbucks all the places the hospitals schools they open the time they say why because it's business

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so Muslim our first business is to pray

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and most of you you got cards you ain't catch no bus. So why are you not here? Because you ain't accountable they ain't nobody to tell you look in your eyes and look in your face a Abdullah was opportune man when you see a man for three months what was going on with you? You can't get no attitude not have we got to you know we got some guys got bigger attitude and you.

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You can't get no attitude. So don't be asking me No question. What do you mean? I'll ask you no question. Now. You made a commitment here.

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You're supposed to be your man. You got a family. You made a commitment here. We want to see you here for the 5g prayer. You know this is America so we can't tell you what the problems are. Sam said one day Prosser made the prayer. After he turned around. He looked and see there was some people wasn't there.

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He said that if it was not, if it was not, he said, he said he would have. He said if it was not for the women and the children who's inside the homes, I would have meaning that he said he would. He did. He never did this. I would have ordered the men to get some some wood. And I burned down the houses of people who weren't here for 5g, you know that had you heard that before right? outcome.

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Doesn't mean he was very angry.

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That he don't see the people. This is Medina, he know where everybody lives.

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So if the prophet SAW Sam, and he's a he's a prophet of mercy. Woman out of southern

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Alabama. He's a prophet of mercy, but he gets angry when he don't see the men. This is the fudger prayer. So if there is an Amir here, he has the right to be angry. While you're not here for prayer, you ain't got no excuse. But the problem is that the Muslims they really don't want discipline.

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So they want to build it. They want Juma they want they want he they want to call it Salatu. Juma or they want to call it the prayer. But they don't want jack ma because Gemma is accountability. Gemma is a responsibility. Gemma is a discipline you know in the quarter and you don't

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say the word. You know when you say the word Gemma. oma is a big word but Gemma is a descriptive noun for the oma unit the oma is could be the earth. The oma could be everyone on the earth. The oma could be those who follow Mohammed sauce lamb, it could be all the human beings

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of Ibrahim al Islam could be the prophet or maybe it could be this one more that but the word on my end the core and it comes 62 times.

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Allah He used the word 62 times that means is very important word he described into human beings. We describe it those who fall in love with salsa, or this ayah he says

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he says

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quantum hierarchy

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you know, do you heard this first right quantum Hydra.

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Martin, reject

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this ayah we can discuss

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description, the last one that was given directly to us. The followers of Muhammad Rasul. He said, You fluoro you

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Hira You are the best.

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You are the best human

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evolved out of taken out. So that means Omar he snatched the Omar Mohammed out of the entire oma, he snatched this part out and he says you are the best oma evolve evolved for the whole humanity. Why did he give the reason why? what's the what's the reason why?

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Because you command what is right.

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And you?

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And you forbid with your power, you prevent what is evil, or wrong? And lastly, because you believe in the law, because you have a covenant with Allah three reasons, right? Because you have you use your power to do what command was good. And you use your power your resources do what to prevent what's evil. And what's the third reason?

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Because you honor your Eman. You honor your contract with Allah. This is what a man is. A man is the honoring of the contract you have with a lot because what does it mean? A man, a man of means what? Trust right? A man is trust and a man comes from the same verb. So to trust to have a covenant to keep the covenant to have the honor to maintain this is a man this is a manner so what the law says what

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it means

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as Muslims, those are the three reasons why allow us to prefer it.

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And we don't have to go into all the other is I'm not trying here to discuss all the sub of the is not trying to give Tafseer on the as I'm discussing the issue of community. Now.

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Many people say

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oh, you don't get it.

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You don't get the idea before. So I asked the question. How many people here like money, how many men here they like women? How many people who like to have a nice house

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Have you ever like to have $100 right now? Because I just came with somebody like that, like that.

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But now I'm asking you, did you hear the idea before?

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Yes, good.

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Because nobody who can hear

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even if they only seven years old, they heard this ayah because it is one of the central idea in dealing with the discipline of the Muslims. What does it

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Allah Subhana Allah says what? You know, in the Quran when law says,

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oh, wow, like that this is a command.

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Fitness, it's a command, you know, choice? Is that like, please think about this. No, this is like an order.

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So, so hold on to the rope, which a lot extend to you and do not be divided among yourselves. Let's discuss that for a minute. Because he's talking about what are we talking about? Again, what's the subject today?

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So law says, hold on to the

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extent to you. Now, there is a general consensus among all the scholars past and present, that the huddling means the end and the sooner

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we talk about all the different groups, who is recognizing the core and what it means.

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What does it mean?

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So whoever is claiming to love Mohamed Salah slam, whoever is claiming to love the Los Angeles Allah who was claiming to follow the Quran, whoever is claiming to follow his Sunnah whoever is claiming that this is the habit in there.

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And regarding those who fall into Abdullah was the next

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now, you know, people who think they in the right way, people who think they are very religious, they're very disciplined. They have the knowledge, they have the discipline, they got the right school, they got the right scholars, they got the right books, they got the right dress, they got the right column, they got this, they got that, then they say, We are the ones that a lot of talking about. We don't want you guys, you look like us. You ain't talking like us. You ain't follow like us. You read our books, you own something else. You guys looked at you guys as cool to me, you guys. You guys is this you guys is that you heard those names, right? You heard those names, right.

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So the seller fees, they don't like the SU fees, the SU fees, they don't like the selfies.

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And the selfies in the selfies. They don't like the shame.

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And the sheer range. They don't like to Sunday, and the student needs they don't like to shave. And the thing is, they don't like this one. And then we keep going on and on and on and on and on and on. But what that got to do with the Quran, and the Sunnah. And what that has to do with the word law says was that the for a coup. So if you say, I'm not praying with those guys, don't fit me with those guys. You violating this word right here, because the law said what?

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And this last, this verse here, this Latin, this verse here is irreversible, you cannot

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say, Well, now, what do you say?

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This line this is absolute. It's an absolute, you cannot change it at all. Do not cause any division among the court and in the sun and the people of the court and don't make no divisions. Don't say you better than the other one, even those somebody commits and you ain't better than them. If they can make sense what we supposed to do regarding them what we do, if we convict them what we do.

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Nobody punished. If they do they get punished right. Or they will

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make Toba but you don't say you better than them to judge a better one who make the judgment. He's not better. You don't say I'm better than you. I put you in a jail. I'm gonna punish you because I'm better than you. I don't say that. He just bring the law right. The law does not mean that the one who put the law is better than you. In Islam. No one better in the Hala Kanako men Dockery what

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he made you, male and female, nations and tribes, different colors, different languages,

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but barely the best of you is the best in what

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in the fear of a loss upon without

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So, today the Muslims is take out the word lead, they say What does

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water What did they take out the land?

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Well, farrakhan why they say you know why we we make Faruk with those guys because they disobey that law. He said well that's a problem. So the Muslims they change it to

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brothers and sisters.

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Islam is a system you know, some scholars years ago, they were asked to define Islam

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and they did it in a very nice way. Are you saying this is the only definition but it is a definition easy for everybody to remember the definition they gave it like a point they said Islam

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is Islam lillahi Vito hain will do the talk it will route the shark will cover what Lee so how many people here is out of

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or speaks Arabic language?

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How many people here

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so you understood what that is right? What is definition? Islam is Islam and Islam is submission to Allah subhanaw taala because here's the rub. We submit whatever he orders we say it

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is Islam

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and the way we surrender Toma bitter hate not any way you feel bitter he

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and to surrender to Him completely to surrender to his orders. What he told us, what he ordered us what he give to us

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will empty

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word to show and to reject all forms of paganism, Shahrukh will cover, rebellion and disbelief.

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He means and all things that come from its relatives. This is Islam. Brothers and sisters. Islam is a system of faith which flourishes and depends upon three things.

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On Earth. Islam as a faith depends on no one

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on the earth as a civilization, as a society requires three elements. Family

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Community Edition

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was the three elements.

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Brothers, this is interactive. You ain't paying me nothing. So I'm just telling you this my my setting, I'm just interactive. If you want to pay me, then you ain't even gonna participate. Just pay.

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But if you're not paying me at least you got to participate. Because what I'm sitting here doing, I'm wasting my time. I've come all the way from Philadelphia, just to be fooling around, listen to some people looking at me. Like I'm crazy. So how many elements? What's the elements?

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community, nation.

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Throughout the years since Islam came into this world, it rely upon those three elements. When a law set a prophet, he's an individual, right?

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But can he do something by himself?

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No, he can't do nothing by himself

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with a white

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family and even see how I was born with Alison, Mohammed's last name.

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One of the people that's in his family that helped him the most never become a Muslim. Is that correct?

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I will never become a Muslim right? But sapan Allah who helped the process of saying like

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this is a show you that even a prophet, he needs to have a family even if the family don't become Muslim. Still Allah subhanaw taala sent him with a family right?

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cannot do nothing by themselves.

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If I ask anybody here would you like to have your own island? Not your own house, your own island

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but your owns everything you got everything you got house you got cards, you got everything but it's your own island.

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But it's all paid for we fly you out there with a helicopter. We drop you there. All the food is there. Everything you need is there. The only thing you will not get while you're there is people nobody else's death.

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They say this your island. Stay there as long as you want your island. Just enjoy yourself. Even you can you you want a sweetheart, you want your wife. Okay, did we get your wife delayed? Give her a hug. So the two of you is just out there together. How long do you think you will stay on that island with no other people? I'm asking what do you think?

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permitted that how long?

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Maximum, after 40 days, 45 days, 50 days, if you by yourself, you don't have somebody to talk to you go crazy. That's it.

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You just go crazy.

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The human being requires what other human beings. So this Deen is set as a social religion, not an individual religion. So those three elements start with family. Then units of family become what

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humanity does. When you have a community that's well disciplined. You have a community that's well endowed. You have a community that has good resources, you have a community that is very well disciplined. You have a community that they attract people, and they have power, they established institutions. Now you have something like the Mormons have in Utah.

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who been to Utah,

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Utah, UT, Ah, that's not on the moon guys.

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Utah, where's it brother, you've been there

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is the only state in the United States of America which have is under the control of a religion.

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There is no other state. People talking about the Yahoo, these distant Yahoo these that Yahoo doesn't control and no state in the United States of America. They got money. They doctors, they lawyers, they displayed that in some of the men all of that day, but they ain't controlled and no state you ain't got no state. That's the Jewish state. Do you notice any state?

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I'm not talking about people talking. I'm talking about a state where the universities, the highways, the colleges, the institution's, nobody can become a governor. Except that religion, which one? Which one is Jewish? Which one is Christian?

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Mormons in Utah, that right? Did they do it loud? Or quiet?

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No one can become governor in that state. If he's not a Mormon, you understand that?

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And those states around Utah, they control the economy of those states around Utah. Also, this means that those people is very powerful. Do you know how many Mormons is in this country? I'll give you statistics. Now. In the whole world, there's only 15 million moments in the United States, maybe only five minutes. That means Muslims outnumber the moments.

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And how long the moment face?

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Like 150 years. That's it? I mean, 450 years, nobody knows about no moment. They get their own book. If you go to any hotel in the United States. Now, you find two books inside the drawer when you pull it out, right? It's right or wrong. You open up the drawer in the hotel, they used to have the Bible now what they got inside

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the Book of Mormon, why didn't get no court and in

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the Muslim same time what the nobody told me you need to have a 6 million Muslims here. No, because we weak, the Mormons is strong.

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So the Mormons have the capability to be able to use their faith as leverage in the society and

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their candidate. His name is Mitt Romney. You know that right? He ran for president. But guess who he lost?

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He lost the Obama black man.

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Mitt Romney, very wealthy, come from a wealthy state, powerful people. But the way he lost, he lost to a black man.

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And not only that, not only did he lose to the black man, but the next year round, he didn't even run no more because he already knew he gonna lose again. That's the way a lot did it law. He structured it. So was the center message to the American people that anybody can become president if he have enough votes is right or wrong?

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Is it right or wrong? So the next question is, how in the world could Donald Trump become the president with 6 million Muslims in this country? You know why? You know how they became

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the pious Muslims, the knowledgeable Muslims, the ones who are holding the Quran and Sunnah. Who were the turbans and they got the such the mark and they got this and they belong to this they belong to that they stayed home. They didn't vote.

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Because they say I invoke

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I'm an American I'm getting all the benefits of being an American but I know makin some Muslim, American capitalist would you idiot for

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this a Catholic country why you hear

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anybody force you to get here?

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Nobody, somebody force you out of your home, somebody forced you or your country, but nobody forced you to come to America Good day. And nobody forcing you to stay right or wrong. So why you stand because they benefit, and only stupid people will leave a place where there is benefit to go to some other place, even the Muslim world come here. He might be talking to him or my Algeria. I'm from Algeria. If you know me, I'm from Morocco, Bashar, you know me, I'm from Mecca. I'm from blah, blah, blah. But I guess what if you get that green card

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and sum it, okay, go back to your country.

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All of a sudden, you said what?

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Was this my country? What are you talking about? Now, all of a sudden, the Muslim he switched up now.

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Because no one will be with this benefit, to go back to another place where he cannot or she cannot get The what?

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The benefit? I didn't say that America is the greatest country in the world. I didn't say that. I said it right now. This country has the best constitutional privileges for Muslims in the world.

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I said what kind of privileges

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because, you know, see what I just said about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a Trump.

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Donald Trump is a terminal Donald Trump is crazy. He like a bamboo man going wild.

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But I'm on TV, I can talk like this. Is anybody gonna come in and arrest us?

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Nobody. But if he was in Egypt, usually, you know, mercy,

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or CCCC? Like, like, yes, yes, in Spanish, cc, you know,

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the guy's crazy man, his machine will lie. If you said something like that. Within 10 minutes, I see you going to jail, and your whole family going to jail, right or wrong.

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Even in Egypt, now, if you're walking down the street for the most half an hour long beard, you might go to jail for that.

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So here in America, if somebody wants to travel, he wants to run from New York to California, with no clothes on just a hat.

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There's a guy he ran across America with no clothes on. He's just waving to people. He got no clothes on just a hat. And everybody's waving, you don't get arrested?

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Because that's what they call individual freedom. We don't agree with that. Right?

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We do not agree with that. However,

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he has his constitutional protection is right or wrong.

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You know,

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z to it? They I'll tell you why.

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Because, you know, I can't say that bad about them. Because you know, you might go to jail, because, you know, they under constitutional privileges to, you know, that people, even men, men sleeping with men and women sleep with women and men sleep with boys and women sleeping with girls and men and women sleeping with dogs. And I mean, they get some crazy stuff, man, but they even call itself LGBT. They said no, we also quit. So to add a cute right to LGBT last year, they added the cube to it right? They said no, some of us are just queer.

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So I add a Z to it. When I had a discussion with them, I said you guys LGBTQ z, LGBTQ

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z to z. I said, Well, what you give to this country, its constitution, its benefit the family, the family, the morality, the humanity, the benefit for the future is zero. z on the end of the

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LGBTQ What? z anyway.

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family, community and nation. You cannot build a nation without community. Right? You cannot build a community without What?

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family? Brothers and Sisters Islam encourages the individual him or her to use their God given faith and resources to build their family, their community and the nation. Now I want to talk about something that you guys should listen to very carefully about.

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in Nashville, Tennessee, I'm going to use your city.

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Do you know how many churches in this city?

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Okay, let's use that. I say over 2000

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over 2000 churches in this city, not the state.

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Just the city.

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Okay, do you know that every church

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is the owner of property around the church? Do you know that

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how many people know that

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every church

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If they've been a church for like 100 years, they probably own 50 6070 properties all around the church is right or wrong.

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If they only a church for 10 years, they got 1015 properties. You say how do you get the money to buy them properties? data, go to the bank, borrow properties, how to get the money.

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You know how to get the money. There's something called tithing, t i t h i n g, who used to be used to be a Christian in this room?

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Tell me what tithing is brother

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10% of whatever God gives to you, you got to give it back to God. Right? And the church is the representatives of God, right? So if you don't pay the ties, God will never answer your prayers. And that means you are cursed. Your Money is cursed. Your family is cursed. Your prayers is not answered. And you cannot be a legitimate Christian. Is that correct? So you got gay people, drunk people, drug people, all kinds of crazy people, they still paying tithes wrong.

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So you got 100 people inside the church, and the people make on average of $35,000 a year $40,000 a year, you ain't gotta be no rocket scientist to understand that 10% of 40,000 is how much

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4000. So if you got 100 families is paying 4000 How much is that a month?

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a year.

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400,000. So you know, to maintain a MOS this size, you only need that maximum 100,000. Right.

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Just to maintain it, when you say to build it up to do all the things you want to do. But 100,000 you can pay the taxes, and you only pay no taxes because you're 501 c three, right? But for the gas and electric and to have a placement, keep it clean and you know all that then pay whatever you got to pay to buy the building and all that $100,000 a year. So that means you gotta you got 100 families is paying 4000 a year. You got me you got 300,000 at the end of the year, right? So in the course of 10 years, how much money did you collect? 3 million, right? How many buildings can you buy? houses Can you buy for 3 million in Nashville in 10 years.

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So in 10 years, these malls all over Nashville, what they bought what they got, if you come here and you say I need to have a house for my family, I can offer you a house.

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If somebody who's homeless can say okay, we got some 20 rooms over there for people just get out of prison, people who's in the hospital people or senior citizens here we got room for them and the welfare will pay for it. Or something like that.

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Why? Because we don't have what the Christians have the Christians they have something not just they have a church. They also have what

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they call a community. The YMCA was that mean? They call the why now but it uses that real name is YMCA what it means

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young men's

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they have YWCA too so young men's and young woman's what Chris is associated. So in order to get everybody in there, and you don't be feeling like you're being christianized they just call it the Y know, just like McDonald's. They only call it McDonald's number they call it Mickey D's.

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So you don't think you support the McDonald family and KFC don't even call it Kentucky Fried Chicken on mobile they call it

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call us KFC. See you know Martha's like that get everybody involved, but you don't feel like you're supporting something in particular, just give it a different name. So the YMCA is the biggest human service organization in America. The Salvation Army you heard that before right?

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Salvation Army and a YMCA they the biggest human service corporations in the United States of America where the Muslim fit in it.

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What if What Muslims

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because we don't have community so I'm suggesting

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that the Muslims, the business people, the religious people, the concern people that you get together and you talk and you keep on talking until you come up with something that's like the ties

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because somebody said Oh, isn't that bizarre? Come on, man. Are we acting stupid?

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We make no new religion.

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You know you got a you got a phone. Why are you using the phone?

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Oh, you got a microwave in your house. Is that

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Oh, what else you got?

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Over there. We got cameras over there is that bizarre to do something that is progressive

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Something that is beneficial, something that harnessed our resources, something that we see other people is doing in America that give them benefit, give them resources, why we don't do it?

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Somebody says, Well, you know, our religion is perfect religion. So we will be imitating other people, you know, some Muslims are gonna come like that. Right? You right? So I got some for them too. So I come back with them with this. I say, Oh, brother, or sister, did you read the serum? Did you read the Syrah very well, they said, Yeah. What are you watching? What do you mean by that? So Well, you know, one day, the Messenger of a loss of loss and the chef is here. So you correct me if I say something wrong, right? So one day, the Messenger of lost lost him, he was in Medina, and he sees some people will celebrate something. And you know, he's a prophet, but he don't know

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everything, right. So he asked the people what they celebrate. They said, Oh, massive losses, and they practice celebrating something called assura.

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He said, What is that? He said, they celebrate. And when, when musah in the Jewish people, when they was victorious, over fear out.

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That's what they celebrate. So what?

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We have more right to celebrate that tradition than they do. So today is a shooter.

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I'm asking.

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So if the Christians losses, for the Christians, the Christians and the Jews,

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and the Jews voted, they friends and protectors of each other, they friends and protectors of each other, and all Muslims unless you do this, meaning that unless you do what they do, that you stick together, you'll be friends of one another, you support one another, there'll be great facade and fitness and the earth that maybe will not be good for us, right?

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So if they got ties, we don't have to call it ties. We call it a community commitment. Say that word.

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So if somebody said, Let's make a community commitment agreement,

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let's make a community

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commitment, agreement

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for all the Muslims in the United States, our community

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commitment agreement.

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So we've given the money to the man, we're not given the money for the mosque, we're given the money as a community commitment, agreement across the line. All all Muslims are the same when it comes to Islam. You don't have to we send this wedge up on you. We insist on you. But guess what, if you really want to support Islam, and you want to support Islam in America, and you want to support the community, we recommend that you enter also the agreement with the community, would that be good? A community commitment agreement, because it applies to everybody.

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Even if you own welfare, if you own welfare, or Farewell, whatever you want, still, you get money in America, right?

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I don't care what you own in America, you're getting some kind of money, give up 10% of whatever God gives you cross the boy, you will see that within five years time.

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The presence of community will be there because people that pay 10% Guess what? Guess what?

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They want to be involved, right?

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They want to be there as my church. That's my, that's my minister. That's my church, this my religion, even if it's once a year, they're going to be involved because they give it up what 10% Now, if you don't feel strongly enough about Islam to give up 10% you have to ask yourself really, what you really want to do, what is it you really want to invest in? The other thing I just want to say to the brothers and sisters is somebody will say, oh chef is always a cat allow allow the auditors to pay that cat? Well guess what? You're not living under nozick caste system, there is no a meal. There is no Dola

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there is no a meal to order the people to collect this occur. There is no donor that we know about whether people will be accountable to pay. And therefore if I asked the Imam of the masjid

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how many people come give you the same thing to give to the IRS?

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sure anybody did that? They said this what I paid the IRS and I'm giving the same report to you. And I'm paying Mazza Can anybody do that? No. You know why? Because they respect the IRS. Does anybody here don't know what the IRS is? Maybe I gotta tell you.

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You don't know what the IRS is. You know, because if you don't pay you go to jail.

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That's why you pay. And guess what?

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He said the same thing. Whoever don't pay this account, he'll kill you take you captive, okay and take the money.

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He said, right.

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So this means is that is a part of Islam and Muslims is not paying zakat. And we'd be wondering to why are we not successful? Why a lot, don't answer our prayers. If we don't pay the cat, at least minimally, maybe Allah will will excuse us because we don't have no dollar no Amir or whatever. But we pay the community commitment agreement. Maybe he will accept that for us. Like it's almost like it's not Zika. But because there's no dolore No, Amir, nobody to connect, nobody to enforce. So at least the Muslim said, Oh, last month, Allah, I'm paying my community commitment. And I'm doing what we pay and like the Christians is paying because this the system they use, and it works here in

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America, it should work also for us. So we had to come up with something so somebody said, Oh, sure. 10% is too much. Okay, good. Let's go down to seven. Oh, that's too much. Okay, let's go to five.

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The bottom line is that people keep making excuses, because at the end of the day, they don't want to pay

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So nothing from nothing is what

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I mean, when I went to school, nothing for nothing is nothing but I don't know, maybe y'all went to a different school? I don't know.

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Okay, so brothers and sisters, we Muslim Americans are the envy of every Muslim in the world. You know, why are we the envy of every Muslim in the world.

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Because we have the greatest faith system. That's number one.

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And we live in a country that gives us the constitutional privilege to implement our faith. That's why we are the envy of Muslims all over the world.

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We have a lot of challenges. We need to make Islam relevant and functional in society where we live.

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We understand the dynamics.

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We need to make Islam relevant and functional, to the society where we live.

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This is very important. You have to make Islam relevant and functional,

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to the society where you live in that that relevant and functional units

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back home.

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We need to understand the dynamics between Islam and the Constitution of the United States of America.

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Know Islam we got our own constitution, right? The Quran and Sunnah. But this country has its own laws, just like the Muslims that went to heaven. There was Muslims following the Quran, following the Sunnah. But in the society that they made Hitler to they also had to follow the law of that society that correct or not?

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Is it correct or not? So Muslims also have to understand that we have Islam. And we have our constitutional values. And they have to compliment, we don't say they all have to agree. But we have to make the best that bring the constitutional values to into like to see, so that minimally Muslims are known that we obey the law.

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Now, nobody told us that we have to live next to nobody said that we have to work for nobody has to say we have to marry live with no LGBTQ people. They didn't say that. They just say that they got rights, like we got rights.

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I don't agree with it. But guess what? I have to tolerate it because it's part of the society.

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Next thing, we need to know the difference between culture and Islam.

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If you don't know the difference between your culture and Islam, then guess what? That's why you don't know definitely McDonald's and halau food.

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Because culture doesn't mean Islam. Just because you say yes, I'm going brother told me the other day. He said, I'm tired of this country. I'm leaving these capitals. I'm going I'm making his way to Islamic country. I said when

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he said I'm going to Islamic country. I said what country you're going to? He said I'm making his way to Saudi Arabia. And I'm gonna live in a home

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where you go live into Holloman Medina, you're gonna live in Mecca.

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So you can leave your passport here. I mean, you tie these castles. I know you ain't got no round trip ticket if you make them.

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So you're gonna leave your passport here. Just you go on his go to the airport and at the airport, you leave your passport dead and you're going that route you're gonna do is I didn't say that. I want you to what are you talking about?

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By the end of the conference.

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What do you think he really meant?

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First of all, I asked him, What is the Islamic country?

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Secondly, did you ask the Saudi Arabian embassy? Or can you go there and live? Did you ask them that? No. So how are you going to just go somewhere and live as nobody?

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Do you got to get a visa for Hodge man, you got to get a visa to make ombre. If you ain't got $100,000 in the bank, you ain't get no visa for no business. So how you gonna make history if that's the Islamic country.

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So he had to rethink that out. Like most of us had to be thinking out, just because you came from Muslim country doesn't mean that that country is Islamic. And even if you say it is, there's a difference between the culture of that country and the culture and the rules of Islam. You know that right?

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Secondly, we need to talk about so social and political empowerment. Because, you know, these young kids, our children, as we speak here, right now, brothers and sisters, I'm going to wrap this up in the next three minutes. Your children are going to be taught in the schools, they're rewriting all the textbooks right now. That gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans sexual, we're people is good people, they good examples. You got to respect them. Even you can marry them. They are good people. And you should try. Some of them are our heroes. They right now inside all the books. So now what you're going to tell a little Fatima when she come home.

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But you can tell when he come home? And maybe the teacher who teaches a queer.

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They teach her right now. Hey, what's your father's telling you? You don't mean you? Yes. Okay. So good lifestyle. See me, I'm checking this, my husband is a man saying this, my husband, and there's a lady, his teacher says, My wife, what?

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They teach in Fatima. So if you don't have your own schools, you ain't got no money. You don't get your own community, you got your own hospitals, you got your own place where you buy your food, you don't have your own apartments, you ain't got your own court, you don't have just like the Jews, they got their own court, you know that, right?

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So this America, we have to be involved, if you're not involved, you're going to find out that other people that you don't like, that you have big difference with, they're going to be the ones that the teachers and the judges and the police and all the scientists, and all that data can be in charge. So whether it leaves us at

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the last thing

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there was 60 according to most books of CRM, there was 68 or 70 major companions how many

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major which are my major complaint? 6807. And if you add hola Rasulullah saw some of the women also more than that.

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How many of them do you think was business people? And how many of them you think was people that was like poor? They had no money?

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Give me an answer somebody?

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How many?

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Excuse me?

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No, no.

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The majority of business people

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out of the 70 you can say 60 of them. We're all business people. So Allah subhanaw taala he did not start this Deen with poor people. No Allah, He gives honor to the poor people. He gives a special status to this poor people. And the prophet SAW Sam, he said, he asked us to keep among the poor people he said to keep them poor. But he said keep my honor among the poor people. And the poor people stay close to him. But it didn't mean that Allah sent this religion for the people to be poor. The process him said no, can we hire on

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it Allah?

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You heard that.

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This was when Sam had asked for money to go out and make a regular for for Jihad who is asking for money.

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But he who is asking for money.

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He's asking below the lawn. They ain't got no money. They got something else but they don't have money. When they got to Madina, munawwara who's getting money, Abdulrahman, if

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they got the money.

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They got the money

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to help build or do this or that he's asking the people who have

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So brothers and sisters, if you look at the CEO of the Prophet sells them you see from the very beginning the one that took care of the problem.

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So, first it was his grandfather, right?

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What was his name?

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Was he poor? Or was he a businessman?

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After that his son who took care of prophecy was he poor, he's a businessman.

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Okay, and after he was working with Apple, did he find the lady Khadija say, I want to hire him? And she's what she's a poor lady, or she's an orphan, or she's business which one? So that became his wife. Right? So when, when he could no longer be a merchant, he can't be a businessman, because he's receiving the why he from the last one what Allah Allah already give him somebody to be with him who got what?

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Money, then his best friend, the first one that came to join him, Who was that?

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He bought, he got money.

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After that was man, he's poor, he got money.

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So we just keep going on dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, you'll find that 6060 of the major companions, it was all business people. Because Allah subhanaw taala he wants to support this people, you want to support this team first With what?

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With people who have resources, the majority of lost lost him said, some people said the majority of the scholars said as a weak ID. And so I'm not gonna say it's not a weak IDs, but I'm gonna say it anyway, because it's a heady, he said, the process is to teach your children business, because business has 99% of the higher risk of the banner ad. So business, teach your children business, cinema school, to go get a degree. But before you do that, just have one

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business. So Muslims have to learn the importance of doing business. We should have businesses all around this machine.

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businesses should be filling up all outside the space where we pray in a normal classroom, business. Outside, we own business, all in all, business the Muslim should be doing, because if you're doing business, you're not going to be the slaves of anybody. Do you understand that? Okay, brothers and sisters, look,

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you know, me, I'm writing about to see a lot I had a lot to tell you. But sometimes you can't say what you want to say an hour. So I have to submit to the time. And I said a lot in the time that I had, and I appreciate you listening to me. And I also appreciate you coming forward, sit into where you sit in. And I know I said a lot of things that you didn't hear before. And if I say something that you don't like, blame the man, he's the one that gave me permission to be here.

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Secondly, if I had time to stay here, I would say more. And if I lived in the city, I would do more. And if somebody gave me some power, I'd push you right up to the walls. Because guess what, you get no juice if you don't press the lemon or the or the

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the orange or whatever, you don't get nothing. That's right. So we asked the Lord to bless the man. We asked the Lord to bless the administration. We asked the Lord to bless the teachers and the elders, we asked the last Parliament Allah, we asked the last one that some of the people wouldn't listen to what I said. And they start thinking about community, not just the prayer, not just the Juma not just the school, not just to take some benefit for yourself. But to establish a real unity to do that, that individual commitment is one process and said, marriage is half of the faith. He said that why marriages have to fail. Why because you don't sleep with you got somebody to sleep

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with. No marriage is half of the face. Because that's when you learn responsibility. That's when you learn accountability, that's when you become more stable and more reliable. That's why the process in fitted marriage is half of the faith. So if marriage is half the faith, then that means having a family is half of the community right or wrong. So we ask the last one that all of us will benefit from what's been said and you start thinking

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about establishing a community commitment. And regarding the suggestions that I made, that's just my suggestion. I'm traveling from town to town, city, state to state, I'm making the same suggestions. Maybe in the course of some time, some people will implement it, I get my reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now

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let's take 10 or 15 minutes of some questions. Now look, brothers or sisters, if you got a question, don't be asking me nothing about some foolishness is happening somewhere else in the world. Don't be asking me about Palestine. Don't be asking me about what's going on in Yemen. Don't ask because I don't know. I don't know what happened with Osama and Obama. I don't know you send me about all the stuff that's going on. Don't be asking me No question. Sisters. Don't be asking me about your husband and your probably your marriage. Brothers. Don't be asking me and somebody asked me about what I talked about. You got a question about what I talked about past the question.

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Now you got your own statement you want to make, then ask permission from the Imam and give your own talk.

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What I say, if you got your own statement you want to make,

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get permission from the environment, make your own talk. But if you didn't understand something I said, and you got a question for clarification is my obligation to answer that, but it's got to be relevant to the topic. Everybody got that? Good. So if this exists over there, got a question. Write it down says you can ask the question. And if you're really brave, you can just stand up and just ask the question, I don't care. I answer that too. So anybody got questions?

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