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Khalid Yasin

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No hamdulillah Hamden casilando eva mova country and hamdulillah salat wa salam O Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What Allah Allah He was happy he was was he woman Walla wa for inner circle Hadeeth Cavalia. Hayden had you had you Mohammed in Seoul Allahu alayhi wa sallam was Sharon more data to her Coloma VEDA, Baku, Middleton de la localidad Allison for now. I want

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to say that the Santa Monica Muhammad Allah He was wabarakatuhu.

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I want to discuss with you the issue of Islamic identity.

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We want to mention that we need to define what is identity because a lot of us we don't understand the word identity. So as a person who is generally familiar with definition of words, because when we spend our time writing and speaking we become familiar with

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Words. So I want to identify for you I want to define for you identity. If you're looking at funkin ragnow, or the Webster's dictionary, or the Oxford Dictionary, or the Columbia dictionary or any other world dictionary, you look up the word identity, you will generally find this meaning. Identity is the characteristics that allow us to know to be familiar with to be able to evaluate, and distinguish a person, a place or a thing. identity. When we talk about identity we are talking about, usually, something come in like our name. And psychologically, I want to share something with you the name of an individual. That's why the prophets often told us give your children good names.

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And when you become Muslim, those of us as new Muslims, if our name was, you know, Bo P. Johnny Jackson, it wasn't a good name. It didn't have no good meaning. So the prophet SAW Sam, when he met a person, and his name was washy, ugly, let's say changes name, column hessen. see another person's name. It makes stingy. So we changed his name you see, too generous. The prophet SAW, some was like that a man's name was bad in the process and turned it to something which is good. Why, because the name is important. Psychologists tell us that the name of a person is the first word, it is the first sound that the person begins to build their emotions around. Because when people call your

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name, when you were just a year and a half or a year old, and you heard people call you by that name, you didn't know that was your name. But you knew that people when they said that they were looking at you, and they were touching you, and they were hugging you, and you kept hearing that name. So every time that name was called, a woman came over your body, a smile came to your face, you walked towards people, and they hugged you, and they said that name. And so that name became dear to you. So today, when one of you goes to an interview for a job, or you didn't know this, but I'm going to tell you this when you go to an interview, and the interviewer asked you to come and

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sit down and says to you, your name is Samira Rahman. So he first calls you Mrs. Rahman, what's your first name? Samira. Samira. You got a nickname. Can I call you Sammy? He said, No, my name is Samir. Okay. Samira. Put up. My name is so and so soon. I'm going to interview it today. And Samira, I just want to ask you a few questions, if you don't mind just to get to know you better. And to for you to know our company. Samir, if I said to you this, if I said to you that so in the course of that conversation, that interviewer is going to say your name at least 910 1213 times in just a 10 minute interview? Why do you think that interviewer does that? Because they're trained to do that, because

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that interviewer wants to build an instant bonding with you. And the best way to instantly bond with a person is to say their name several times. So this is a psychological tool, you think that person keeps saying your name because they like your name, you think they're saying your name because maybe he liked you gonna give you this job. You think he says this name because maybe he liked that name. Or he you know, somehow he just wanted to be friendly with you know, he's trained the to make you relax, he wants to bond with you, so that he can get the best compensation out of you. He doesn't care more about you than a bucket of paint. But he's trained to do that. That's why our mean phones

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are part of our identity, when a person doesn't understand who they are, and what their purpose is. And a person is no longer able to relate to themselves or their ideology or their religion or their family or their culture or where they live, they have developed what is called an identity crisis. And one of the first signs of an identity crisis is the person starts hiding who they are, and they start acting like somebody else. This hiding this identity crisis. It is called something else in psychology. It is called a mental psychosis. It's a mental abnormality. It is something bordering on disease, it is the dis functioning of the mind, it is the dysfunctioning of the emotion, it is the

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dysfunctioning of the person's identity. And we Muslims, we right now because of our sufferings, we Muslims because we've been dislocated we Muslims because our

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houses, our homes have been invaded, our religion has been disrespected. We have developed as Muslims an identity crisis. So that you will find today,

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Muslims what to look like, and act like the people who have oppressed them, the people who have invaded them, the people that hate them and disrespect them, the clothes that those people wear, and the music that they listen to, and the programs that they watch. And the products that they produce. The Muslims want them more than the people themselves want them. Because our own identity is hidden. We're not proud of it. Or we we argue with each other what kind of Muslim I am. If somebody called me up and kill everybody, I'm a super real selfie. I'm a real true, committed kind of fee. I want to listen to that. And I'm a Muslim. I did. You know, we argue with each other about that, but on our

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jobs, we don't present ourselves like that Monday morning. Abdul Sami is Sam. Abdur Rahman is Roy abaco His name is Biggie Fatima because of fatty see Monday morning with different people working for the boss who worked for the government we work for the office we all need different jobs and we know we can't eat capital like the main so we let them call us the little nicknames and we changed our whole thing you know, all these brothers don't want nobody to say Salaam to their wife. Their wife when they don't say slammed them brothers, but the sister going to the college and university. She can say some Muslim brothers who was her uncle's and her cousins she can't say Salaam to them.

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Could a brother he got attitude Don't be getting those lambs are brothers as you know. But the sister she in the university sitting next to another man.

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She got into a hospital and the doctor tell her how you doing today. Mr. Rothman Are you here for that internal examination? Okay, go ahead and take a close, I'll be right back. Listen, tell your wife that she goes to the prenatal examination. Sister Don't laugh, some of y'all already know that you did that. You went for the prenatal examination and a Kaffir. You take off your clothes, I'll be right back. And you know, and I know cuz I was there. When my children was born. From Syrian birth, I was right there. And hamdulillah Muslim sister delivered my children, because we insisted that we would haven't delivered at home, didn't have some Kapha telling my wife to take her clothes off and

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go over there. But some Muslim sisters come inside the hospital, and the doctor put on long gloves up to his elbow. And the doctor does that internal examination on your wife, or your sister, or your daughter or your mother. And you really got nothing to say about it. Why? Because we have an identity crisis. Our sisters sit in the university, and they have the university professor, he leaned all over them looking at their desk and looking down there, whatever. They got no problem with that. But Muslim brother, she don't want to even come in the room, we got this thing off the wall over here.

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Because we have identity crisis. I say Muslims are inconsistent. I say that Muslims are double standard. I say that Muslims have an identity crisis, I say that we have an identity crisis that we need to identify. I said, if we don't identify it, then we are we are involved in something called denial. And if you are denying something, it's like you got cancer, but you don't want to treat it because you're in denial. We need to identify the fact that islamically we have an identity crisis. And because of that, we have passed this identity crisis on down to our children. And all we need to do brothers and sisters, to cure this identity crisis. We need to understand who we are, we need to

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know who is our Lord, who is Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam What is this Deen? And who are we and what is our job? And what is our purpose? And what is our objective? This is called modify. Can you say that it's called mount

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an MD or soon when we want to understand Islam.

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These basic tools called mowdy for to law,

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Islam with proof and evidence, this gives us the primary understanding of our religion, but most of us we did not study to tell Hades so that when we worship Allah subhanaw taala we are mixing other things up in our prayers, we mixing other things up in our bedroom. When we say we love the prophets, a lot of us to them since we didn't develop an understood

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timing of the sinner and we didn't develop an understanding of the Sierra since we didn't develop that understanding. We are saying things about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And we are connecting ourselves to the prophets lost them in ways, which is unacceptable islamically. And because we didn't take the time to understand this Dean, Levin's Yes, ma'am. What are the parameters of Islam? What are the duties of Islam? What are the objectives of Islam? What are the characteristics of Islam, the system that we say that we belong to, that Allah subhanaw taala says in?

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So we need to go back to the sources and understand.

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understand our Lord, take the time, take 30 days and review your relationship with Allah. This is going to law study the total heat what is the hunk of a law over his servants and what is the hump of the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala take 30 days and study the field of

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study the Sierra Mecca study his Syrah and Medina study the Sierra, I don't mean 200 pages, but study 90 pages 100 pages, study some small surah see rob the prophets A lot of us alum so that you become familiar with Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam because you can't tell me that you love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you're not even familiar with him. No brothers and sisters Love is not like that. Love has at least four steps. Love. The first step is familiarity. You can't love somebody that you're not familiar with. The next step after familiarity is confidence. When you become familiar with somebody, you develop a confidence. When you develop a confidence with

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somebody, it develops into a trust. When you begin to trust someone, then that trust ultimately will lead to loyalty. When you are loyal to someone and you believe that that someone is loyal to you, that leads to love. And love covers everything. So don't tell me that you love a law and that you love the profits lost them. And you're not even familiar with the laws names, and you're not even familiar with the tower. Hey,

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the Sierra and you're not even familiar with

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them. No, I lost

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him.

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If indeed you love Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala. He told him to tell the people who say they love Allah, they love Allah, they love Allah. You want to impress the law by what you say. Allah told the prophet SAW said Oh, Mohammed Sawsan tell them if indeed you love Allah subhanaw taala. Only then follow me. So loving Allah, what are the conditions of loving a loss of power, and loving the prophets awesome is what obey Him, following him. Holding on to the Sunnah, preserving his son, knowing his Syrah, sharing that with the world. And after that, taking him as an example, that's familiarity, that leads to confidence. And confidence leads to trust, and trust leads to

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reciprocal loyalty, and loyalty leads to love. And love covers everything. So if we must want to reverse this identity crisis that we have, that forces us to act like other people, that forces us to even follow other people, that takes us into love and imitating other people, following other people are begging other people, this identity crisis that causes us to disobey Allah and to obey other people, to make sacrifices to please other people, but not make sacrifices to please Allah subhanho wa Taala, to call ourselves Muslims, but to act like Kaffirs, this identity crisis. And I say to you, brothers and sisters, that we can reverse this identity crisis, if we take a few simple

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steps. Now, brothers, sisters, those of you that are in the university, and those of you that are not, so all of our young people here that are presently in high school, secondary school, I think that's what you call it here. Those of you that are in secondary school, please raise your hands. Let me see. And those of you who are in secondary school that have a commitment right now, to go to the university, let me see your hands. And those of you who intend to go to the university that have the commitment right now to finish the university and earn at least an undergraduate degree. Let me see your hands right now. Well, that's beautiful, but I want to tell you a couple of things that's

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in front of you.

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You have some special challenges in front of yourself relative to your identity as a Muslim. And you need to prepare yourself for that right now. Because the university is no cake, walk through your cake walk me like just like walking in La La Land.

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The university, for most of you, is going to be one of the most trying situations that you've ever faced in your life, you're going to be tested about your faith, you're going to be tested about your moles, you're going to be tested about obedience to your family, and your culture, and your country and your own set of rules, you're gonna be tested about that time, the university is like a minefield, if you don't know where the bombs is that you're gonna step on one or two of them during those four years, you will never recover. So I want to tell you, those of you who are in the university on the way to the university, you think that the university will tell you the truth about

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life. And you think that they will also lead you to success and stability, they will tell you the truth about some things, but only those things that's going to benefit the society. They're not going to tell you the truth about your religion, about the law about the prophets last name, because that doesn't benefit the society. The university is a doorway to opportunity. It is a doorway to information, but it cannot answer the questions about life or death. It cannot tell you what is the purpose of life, you are a Muslim Student. If you cultivate and preserve your Islam, this is what will lead you and guides you. Beyond the university. The most successful university students have to

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be Muslims, because the Muslims get the best of two worlds.

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Students, they don't drink, they don't draw. Muslim students are sober Muslim students are on time, Muslim students understand they got the background of the Quran, they got the behavior of the Prophet sallallahu they got the view in front of them, Muslim students are praying five times a day. Therefore I say that in every university, the Muslims should be in the top 10% of the performance of that university. Do you agree? Yes, it is not acceptable for a Muslim to be having c plus c d plus, really, it is only acceptable manageable for a Muslim to have a b b plus. And even that is not good performance. Muslim should be a an A plus all of them. Why? Because if Muslim students are a and a

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plus, the rest of the students in that university, who do you think they'll go to when they need answers? Or when they get ready to take their test when they need to explain the lessons? We need somebody to talk to you about the textbooks? We need somebody to advise them about their career, what do you think they're going to go to? They're going to those that are getting the A's and the A plus those that are in the top of the class, those that received the Best rewards? Those are the best examples. That's where the Muslims need to be at. And if you're not there, it's because you have an identity crisis. What about marriage and about the prospect of marriage? For those of you

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who are thinking about that? Are you prepared for that challenge? Are you prepared as a man to take the responsibility of assuming a woman to follow you? And you don't really know what you are right now? I'm not talking about you don't know whether you're male or female. I don't mean that. I don't think there's too many brothers up there like that, you know, with sugar in them. I don't think too many of us like that. I mean, that you don't know whether you want to be Puff Daddy, or whether you want to be

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we don't know whether you want to be fitness, or you want to be like one of the companions. You want to be a footballer. You want to be a player. You want to be a playboy. You want to be a gigolo. You want to be a Candyman. Do you want to move slick? You want some lines in your hair? You want. So you want to have some wax all in your head? Do you want to fade? You want to wear some bling bling. You want somebody's name or outside of your shirt? You want the $150 sneakers right? They don't make you jump higher. Because you're dreaming. You live in that postcard life. You live in La La Land, not La La, La Land, but La La Land. That means you're elevated all the way to the top. You know, that

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elevator bolted to the top floor he can't fit right. So how you gonna have a family. When you can't even pull up your own socks. You don't make your own better. Even though you're still waiting for your mother to make up your bed. You don't know how to flush the toilet you don't wash your clothes. Your sister said washing your clothes will look like a jungle he told me you want to get married. You need to prepare yourself. You need to arrange your life

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You need to ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you the discipline and the order, so that you can put your family into order that you become somebody that your wife will respect that she will follow. And that you also will be a leader to other young people, and that your wife will become a leader to other young sisters. That's the kind of young people that we're looking for. That's the kind of young Muslim that that Osama bin Zayed that's the kind of young Muslim that he was at 17 years old, that he was in charge of the Muslim army. And there was over 15,000 Muslims that were under his command of sama,

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young Muslim Brothers, he is 17 years old, raise your hand, not only fooling around,

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if you're 17 years old, or more 17 or more, raise your hand. Your example, your example should be

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coming young sisters in here are 17 or 18 years old, raise your hands, then your example should be Aisha radiallahu anha. Because she was only 18 years old, when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam passed away. I said 18. And she lived until she was 63.

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So 18 years old, a vibrant, beautiful, commanding woman, her when it was time to battle. She wasn't in the background. She was the second person to Abba hora de la on, who will related are hiding from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And most of the Hadith, dealing with the personal behavior and the personal etiquette of the prophets, a lot of it came from a Chateau de la Mancha. And she was also a half of the Quran. And she also the Sahaba of the law on her father and on top. And

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they used to go to her and ask her questions of, and questions of fit, and questions of Tafseer that in some cases, only, they could rely upon her.

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And her, one of the mothers of the believers when she was 18 years old, one of the mothers of the believers, because nobody could marry their mothers.

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who was responsible for 53 of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. They studied from her 53 men study from her, and 29 women studied from her, and they became older man. So I say, that's a good example for our sisters, our young sisters over there, that will help you in your identity crisis. Now some of you are even questioning gender distinction. Plus, I get questions over the internet, young brothers and sisters who asked, you don't have to identify yourself, I tell them, tell me what you think and what you're going through. And some of them are telling me shake? I don't know. Sometimes when I'm around brothers, I start feeling kind of funny about them. I start

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feeling ways that I know I shouldn't be feeling. I don't know, maybe I was born with, you know, with some female hormones inside me. I don't know shape. And I want to know what I should do about that. And I can't tell my family about that. I mean, I don't know, I kind of think I'm homosexual, I think you say to yourself, oh, I hope that's not my son. Well, how could that be a Muslim? Well, I say to you, that young Muslim, was honest, and that young Muslim was courageous. And that young Muslim has a desire to address that issue. What is many young Muslims, maybe a couple of us in this room right now that's battling with some of the same ideas, but then I can come nobody about it, because they

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don't deal with it themselves.

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Even if you don't have those ideas, some of you got some Hello, friends. Let's you follow it. You know, I don't mean, you do not end of it that way, but they cool with you. Are they funny, like the way they dress? You know, they got new styles. And, you know, they got little moves that they do and how they talk and how they wear them no tight jeans. And, you know, they got little things in the teaching. They got the music and dances they doing, you know, do you know that kind of Homo and all that there, but they cool with you? Well, I'll tell you.

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The whole chain is the chain

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through the front of the chain and the back of the tree is all the chain. Except it's also like the one that do and what has happened to us is that many of us, we have adopted relationships, we're not like that, but we have accepted them and we kind of walk with them and talk with them and get with them and eat with them and share with them and study with them and all of that, but I like that. So what has happened, a loss upon what Allah has caused.

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Your immune system to break down. So now something that is hateful to Allah, something that is hateful to the companions, something that is hateful to all the prophets and all the decent people of the world, things that animals don't do, it is no longer hateful to you, because you have accepted it. It's all right for that person. Why? Because they have taught you that it's only an alternative lifestyle. It got a nice word.

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Nice. You don't become desensitized because they put that word on it. It's an alternative lifestyle sound slick.

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So if somebody come inside your house, and rape your family and rob you and just take over your house, they don't call him a thief, no more, but we call it as alternative lifestyle. That person needs some psychological help.

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As well, you know, they had a bad childhood. So you don't deserve your compensation. They deserve special attention, and your tax money should go to them. That sounds slick, right? So brothers and sisters, I want to say to you, that we are told that some of these people are innocent, normal people, these people are thieves. These people that are robbers, these people who are pluses, these people that are criminals, these people know that murderers, these people are carrying disease throughout the society, that we are told those buckets, and those burgers, we they were told that they're decent people, they're innocent people, they just been victimized, and they are socially

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dysfunctional, and disadvantage. And you know, we should be tolerant with them. And after all, they're human beings too. That's true. That is true. They are human beings. But Islam has already told us how to deal with human beings that transgress the boundaries of a law and transgress the boundaries of human decency, because that is part of our Muslim identity to Muslims.

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We are told all the time, through our society, that drugs and alcohol and fornication and adultery and homosexuality and lesbianism and associate they are associated with yours, just like things that people do. And we mustn't, we don't do that. But let people live and let live. teaches own. Don't be judging nobody. You don't know what's inside, you know how they talk that talk, right? Don't judge what a person does, you don't know that person might be better than you. You don't know what's inside their heart, then the bank robbing the bank you in the bank, too. So he's gonna say, Well, I don't really know what's in the heart. So I just let them take that money. No, Islam does not judge

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the heart when the person is expressing a direct action. When the person says something directly with the tongue. A person does something directly with the body, this lamb does not judge what's inside the heart. Islam only judges what's in the heart, and puts the best construction on what's in the heart, when there is nothing that conflicts with it, and the tongue and the body. All Muslims, once you lose your Islamic identity, and your moral balance, this will lead you to rebellion, rebellion against a law, rebellion against your parents, with battling against your family rebellion against the society, and ultimately, it will lead you to rebellion against yourself. And that's why

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most people who go down that road where they lose their identity, they wind up doing something to themselves like they overdose. And let me tell you something about Muslims that you need to know something, you don't want a Muslim, take a drink, when a Muslim decided to get drunk, the Muslim don't get drunk like nobody else, unless you've got something to prove. And then lets them go out on the potty and they just get the drink. It was some people, a Muslim got to go overboard, if they drink a bottle, that Muslim got to drink two bottles, if they smoke one giant was he got smoked three years and got something to prove. You got that barrier, you got to jump over. Because you

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never did this before. To prove to them that you with them. To prove them, you got to do more to be accepted, you got to do more. And that's why most of the time, when a Muslim goes astray, they go far, far astray. We need to know this, that as Muslims, Allah made us special for a certain water, you cannot swim in any water. You can't take a fish and take them out of the saltwater the ocean and put them into the river. You can't do that. Because that fish is only for the salt water and you cannot take fish from the river and put them in the ocean because they can't live in the ocean. And you can take a Muslim and take them out of the Islamic environment and take them away from the

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Islamic behavior away from the Islamic identity and put them in a Cooper society and submerge them and expect for them to be normal. No, they cannot be normal. They will be happy.

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Normal. And that's why most of us we are suffering from an identity crisis. But brothers and sisters, this is not a technical conversation. This is not a difficult situation for us to repair, we can just go back, just go back, take some simple steps. And we can repair this here. Because Islam is a simple way of life. It's simple. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells you not to take the steps of simplicity, we say it meant to be law here.

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We believe in the law as our Lord meant to be live. He said, we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. We said, we believe in the prophets, a lot of slam, we say we believe in the Day of Judgment, we say that we believe in the books, we believe in the MBR. We believe in the Father. And we believe in the resurrection after death. We say we believe that to save our identity, we need to remind ourselves have that every single day. That's why law gave us the fact he had to recite, and all of us got to recite the fact at least 17 times a day. I mean, if you don't do 17 times a day, then some of your prayers is nullified. But you haven't counted Count with me to find your homies that that's to show

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for the homies that

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show for the homies that pin. Okay, and three for the for Margaret. And Phil.

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Is it how many times you got to decide to try to at least 17 times a day while you get to recite father yeah 17 times a day. Tommy How do you memorize fat? Yeah, you got it? Why are you gonna say it 17 times a day. Because Allah wants you to burn that message into your brain and allow wants you to be able to say the fact you're in your sweet and Allah subhanaw taala wants to be something that's inside of you like you're reading a law subhanho wa Taala opens the Koran with the fattier and allow you to open your prayer with the Fatiha and Allah wants to be a part of your mentality. So he bothers you and me to recite it 17 times a day. So by just by that Allah subhanaw taala saved

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some of us competed on us to recite the fattier orders to pray five times a day we'd already been gone most of us would have already been God would have sailed off somewhere. So we should say Alhamdulillah brothers and sisters simple steps. Since the prophets a lot of them 100 times a day. Right? You'd be remembered all these other people. You listen to these songs and looking at these billboards and looking at these clothes and these designs and talking about who's this and who got this route bought this and what she's wearing in this program and that program. They all these people that you remember, I'm asking you how many people have you talked about today? And how many

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times did you say Allahumma salli. ala Muhammad, Ali Muhammad, Allah Ibrahim Ibrahim

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Amadou Majeed Allahu Allah Muhammad Ali Mohammed

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Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim al amin

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said Mohammed Did you say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Muslim when you say Mohammed Nabi Allah, they don't even want to say something.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the most stingy of you that mentioned me are those that mentioned me and they don't say something Allahu alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whosoever Have you since a law upon me alone returned it back to them 10 times whoever says so law upon me allow return it back to them 100 times whoever says something upon me 100 times a law will give it back to them 1000 times how many people would like a large big law on them 1000 times a day how many people like that? For a lot of remember you will say something upon you Peace and blessings upon you 1000 times a day how many people would like that? Then say

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Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad 100 times a day. Pick up the Quran every day. Pick up the Quran every day and read the Quran for 10 minutes. read the Quran for 15 minutes. I said 510 15 minutes I didn't say for an hour 510 or 15 minutes

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every day and ponder on it. If you do that every single day 10 minutes of the Quran every single day, how many days in a year to 65 so you return a day? How many have you read at the end of the year? 3650. Is that correct? Okay, the Quran is only 6626 are some money verses so you can read have to put on just reading 10 minutes a day. So brothers and sisters, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala since Allah work on the prophets allows him remember you're off to Allah. We will be our channel Islam, the autocannon Eman since Salawat upon the Prophet sallallahu wasallam she read the Quran 10 times a day. Then after that, think about the favors that ally is given to you. Think about your

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parents. Think about this Dean. Think about the number. Think about the Day of Judgment. Think about your life. Think about all the gifts and laws given to you. Thank you

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Hold on for that. Think about the Judgment Day, think about the grave. Think about the resurrection, think about the aqidah. Think about these things throughout the day. And this will help you put your life into perspective. Because part of your identity is knowing who you are part of your identity is knowing who is your Lord, part of your identity is known as the profit and loss. And then part of your identity is known about this deep part of your identity is knowing about the button, the grave about your objective in life, you need to know and you need to ponder, and this will help you put your identity into perspective. Because when we Muslims know who we are, then we're going to act our

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lives out properly. If one of you was a prince, and your father was killed, your father was killed, you were a princess, or your prince, and your father was killed at his kingdom was invaded, and you were put into jail. And you were inside the jail. And the people in the jail. were acting like criminals and thieves and cursing and acting foolish, but you knew that you are a princess or a prince, how would you act? Would you act like the other people? Or would you act the way that you know that your legacy really is because one day you know, you'll be let out of that jail and one day you will go back to rule your people. So how would you act? Would you act like the other people? Or

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would you act like you know who you are? Which one would you you would act the way that you know that you are I say all of you young Muslims are like princes and princesses who are loyal. You are special. You are distinguished. You are Muslims and lots of 100 Allah says

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you're the best of the people evolved for mankind because you enjoy what is right and who forbid what is wrong. And you believe in Allah subhanaw taala but he also said that if you do not enjoin the right and forbid the wrong then Allah subhanho wa Taala he will replace you with another people that will love him and that people love so much brothers and sisters, I say to you, that this society that you're in, if you were to capture your put your identity into perspective, you will be in the top of this society, you will wind up like the cream you will rise to the top you will be in charge of resources. You will be in charge you will have responsibility over institutions, you will

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become distinguished people in your community. You will find non Muslims coming to you for services, non Muslims coming to you for advice non Muslims asking about your religion, non Muslims wanting to become Muslims, wanting to become successful, wanting to understand wanting to be around Muslims, because everybody want to be with a winner. Everybody wants to be with a winner.

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Loves a winner. And Muslims are winners. winners in this life and winners in the hereafter. Why? Because we know who we are. We know who we are. We know who we are. We know who we are. So panic a lot more the Hyundai Kona Chateau La La Land want to stop Fukunaga,

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Salama Muslim hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh