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On behalf of the Islamic cultural club, it is my pleasure to welcome all of you tonight to tonight's lecture. Let me begin by giving a brief background of our respected speaker Sheikh Khalid

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Sheikh Khalid Yaseen was born in New York City and brought up as a Christian, where he spent most of his childhood

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and she Khalid yacine, embraced Islam in 1965. With the late shift Tao, the person of the Islamic mission of America, located in Brooklyn, New York, shell holiday has been studied over the course of 30 years for persona aqeedah. Calm memorization of the Quran, Islamic history, and the Arabic language with several well known teachers and mentors. shefali Dr. scene has dedicated the last 20 years removing misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. Sheikh Khalid yes seen has delivered lectures in more than 43 countries worldwide, resulting in over 56,000 persons embracing Islam directly from his hands. These figures have been corroborated through many sources.

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There are hundreds of students in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States who have completed our technique and our management courses. Two of the most powerful and effective courses given by Sheikh Khalid

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Sheikh Holly Justine has dedicated himself to the revival of Islam in the world and he is the founder and CEO of the following registered organizations, the Islamic television trust, the purpose of life trust, purpose TV prime, the Islamic Information Network, and the and the purpose of life center.

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tonight's lecture, interestingly, titled recipe for my future will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Please note that we will have the shoppers in congregation after the q&a session

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without making you wait any further, I request your holiday or soon to deliver his lecture

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in Alhamdulillah, Hamden, Catherine Eva Mubarak and Fie Alhamdulillah

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wa Salatu was Salam O Allah shuffle MB at some of the low and he will sell them.

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While early he was happy he was well he will know what we're about.

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For in the article, Hades cavalor hadal howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Sharon more desert to have a coup d'etat in Baku Middleton Delilah wakulla dalasi. For now.

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I

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want to say that Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

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Dear brothers and sisters, distinguished guests,

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faculty members, university administrators

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and to our neighbors, colleagues and Associates among the non Muslims.

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We want to thank His Highness Sultan bin Muhammad Asami for his wise and benevolent leadership,

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which is quite evident by anyone who has the fortune as myself and my colleagues to visit Sharjah

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a truly unique and phenomenal country.

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We also want to thank the hard work of the Islamic club of the American University of Sharjah for organizing this public presentation. We asked of Allah Subhana Allah azzawajal to increase all of them with academic excellence and diligence in the pursuit of their career.

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On behalf of the purpose of life foundation purpose Media Group in the United States of America.

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I am quite honored to present our topic tonight recipe for my future with the subtitle, implementing Islam between ideality and reality

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which is intended to inspire and to provoke young people to think

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especially our students

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To give deep and sustained thinking about the ingredients and the components, which will inevitably dictate the outcome of their future,

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their ability to compete,

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and their general performance and participation in the modern world.

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What I'd like to do

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is to present to you a PowerPoint presentation and to make my subjective comments and reflections as we pass through this PowerPoint presentation. You know, all of your students, or most of your students, and those who are not students now have been students and if you're, if you're not, then you're on your way to becoming a student if you're that age. So you've been through this PowerPoint presentation and you'll be going through more. I hope that this PowerPoint presentation proves to be fairly unique

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in its content and scope.

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So let's move forward. And I hope that you will appreciate it. I want to begin with an idea of the end.

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Last pinata he said to us in the quarter an alphabet la semana de Manisha Tango rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim

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in the coalition in calaca. Now who because

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this I have an Allah is saying to us verbally,

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we have proportioned and measured for everything.

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A plan, or another way to translate it verbally. We have proportioned and measured every thing.

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Allah subhanaw taala also mentioned in the Quran masaba men will see button fill out of the wall effiong fusi comb in FY keytab min min, Kabbalah Kabbalah I and Nevada, in Nevada Allah Allahu

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Allah subhanaw taala says, and there is no

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misfortune, from any type of misfortune or condition in the earth, nor in yourself except that we have written it. That is, we have planned it we have prescribed it in detailed before its actual occurrence.

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And in that, and that is surely easy, or easy matter for Allah subhanaw taala.

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So let's just start with this, this. So we can just sort of reflect upon that. Virtually all things have we created in planned proportion, and measure.

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This is in Surah, Al Hadid, the ayah number 22.

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And then he said no misfortune

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can happen on earth or in your soul that is inside of you. But it is recorded in a plan before we actually bring it into existence.

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These verses clearly show that both the conception and result of every created thing is according to a plan. Thus, Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching us that his work is made according to a plan and a record.

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This is true,

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and an inspiration for any sincere believer to follow in practice. That is this whole idea that the world that we are living in somehow it just came into its own existence through its own accord, and by its own volition, it's absolutely foolishness, in spite of the intellectualist of it, you know, so educated fools,

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set the rules.

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You know, it's like, imagining

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a huge junkyard, maybe the size of this city, this University City, where all the old cars and scrap metal is just placed in that. And so we just send some helicopters over this huge junkyard, and we just dropped some bombs on it. And afterwards, we get some Mercedes and BMWs and Land Rovers.

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That's not going to happen. That's not the way it happens. This world didn't happen that way. And our creation did.

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happened that way. It happened according to a plan.

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Planning is also in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and turning our attention to the life and example of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Muslim faithful Allah said I'm This is our, this is our etiquette to the Prophet sauce and this hour courtesy to the prophet SAW him to say subtle Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We learned that his actions were based upon planning.

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In both religious and worldly domains, it is reported in Bahati that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said,

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if the Hereafter is about to occur,

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and in the hands of one of us a plant would he or she was about to plant in the ground, you must do so as long as you have a chance.

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companions of the Prophet SAW last name, one of the companions of the Prophet SAW last name, his name was Omar mo hottub rhodiola. And he said, for your worldly affairs, construct your plans based upon the assumption that you're going to live forever.

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And as to the word reserved for the Hereafter, construct your plans based on the assumption that you're going to die tomorrow.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala also mentioned to us in suits with Matt EDA.

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And we have revealed to you or Mohammed Salas in the book in truth l called n, confirming that which was preceded in the Scriptures, that was sent to the prophets before it as a criterion over so judge between them by what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed, and do not follow the inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. to each of you we have prescribed a law and a methodology

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had Allah wills he would have made you one nation, united in religion, and also in your phones. But he intended to test you and what he has given you. So race, first of all, hi rod, towards all that is good

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to Allah. Certainly,

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you shall all return together. And he will then inform you concerning that which you used to have differences concerning.

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So the challenge for all of us is to learn to implement our faith. Whether we are Christians or whether we are Jewish, of the Jewish faith or whether we are Hindus, or Buddhists or miss or Deus or notice.

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Human beings,

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students most of you, it is your challenge to implement your faith,

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your moral doctrines between ideality

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and reality.

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Right now you students, you may not realize it.

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But the environment that you're living in is fairly ideal when you compare it to the rest of the world.

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You may take that for granted.

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But one day you will graduate and one day based upon your career choices, you will travel and you will leave this ideal environment

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and you'll find out that you won't see a Masjid, you can drive on the highway. For half a day, you will see a Masjid.

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You'll find out maybe on every corner there's a pub or club

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or people selling alcohol or prostitutes walking the streets.

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We find out that religion

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may not even be tolerated in a particular society. Some of our sisters who are dressed in a mob, hijab or niqab may not even be allowed or tolerated in that society.

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You may find that your faith is tested.

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In every dimension that you find here in this university, we have a women's college and even within the common areas. It's designed in such a way as to protect and to preserve the dignity of women and to protect and preserve the dignity of men. But you're going to be headed towards environments quite different.

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Some of you sisters that are doing your undergraduate degrees, your parents are going to send you off to America to Britain.

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Scandinavia, and other places where you're going to maybe go to a, you know, an all girls University, as if you will be protected,

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then you'll find out at some of those universities, in some of those societies, that one out of seven women are openly lesbians.

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And five out of seven, they accept it.

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You find yourself sharing a room with a woman who loves women, just like a man.

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What will you do then?

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So have you brothers,

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who have had lost half of your identity, you're already living in a Muslim country, you were born a Muslim, but you've already lost half of your identity, what's gonna happen?

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When they open up the gates, and let you out, you land in New York, or Florida, or California, where you can do everything. And in fact, you are encouraged to do everything that you've never done before? What will you do then?

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So the question I want to ask, and there's a few questions I'd like to ask.

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Who am I? Really? I mean, not who your parents say you are? not who you pretend to be.

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But who are you when you are by yourself? Who are you when you're away from eyes who scrutinize?

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Who are you inside your heart in the dark? What are your real aspirations, Muhammad? And Fatima?

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That's the question. Who am I? Really, Allah knows. And you know, and soon you'll be tested. And the world will know.

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The next question is,

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what moral convictions do I actually believe in strongly, that means

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I could replace the word moral conviction with religion,

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the system of life, I could replace that with Islam, a complete system of life. But for the non Muslims who are sitting here, we just keep it moral convictions, moral convictions, the parameters of do's and don'ts,

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wants and desires,

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aspirations and dreams.

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What moral convictions do I actually believe in? when I'm away from the ideal environment?

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Who will set the parameters? Who will set the goalposts

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and who will set the lines on the side to tell you what's out of bounds?

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What do I actually believe in in my heart? What am I passionate about?

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The question

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Why have I chosen my educational discipline? Is it because

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this educational discipline promises me the prospect of earning good money? The answer is for most of you, yes.

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Is it because it promises you?

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a better quality of life so you think?

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stronger, more powerful, more influential associates?

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easier way to climb towards the top of the world?

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Why have I chosen this educational discipline?

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Because the prophets have told us everything will be judged according to its original nia.

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Do I practice and follow religion? Because of culture, you know, something you inherited from your parents?

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Or am I self motivated?

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Or is it a little bit of both? I'm a bit self motivated.

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But I really got to finish school because my parents paid $80,000 a year

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and they're not gonna have it.

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So I'm doing this because I've got to do it not because I need to do I want to do it?

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How will my

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religious beliefs or my moral beliefs support

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For me, in my chosen academic career, and what I mean by that is Have I made a plan to synthesize to integrate my moral beliefs with my academic career. Because if you didn't decide to do that yet,

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then let me tell you what you're headed for.

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It's like a

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it's like an Olympic diver.

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Getting up on that 30 foot diving board,

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making that jump into the air,

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making his pillow wet,

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upside down and then

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ready to make his entry into the pool. And when he looks down, he finds there's no water in the pool.

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What's he headed for?

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a bad decision.

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So how will my religious beliefs support me in my chosen academic career? And you're going to need support?

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How will I serve society?

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Through my religious belief in my academic career, because at the end of the day, you know, those of you who are headed towards religious careers of service, doctors and lawyers, and pharmacists, and engineers, it's about service, not serving yourself, but serving humanity, not serving Muslims, or Christians, people of your own faith, but serving humanity.

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So how will I serve society? Through my religious beliefs? That is the integration of my religious belief in my academic career, the goods and services that I'm going to excel in? How will I serve society? Through my religious beliefs in my academic career?

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Do I really believe

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that Islam

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over of my faith system may be, do I really believe

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that faith

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and God can become a superior element in a godless, material oriented world?

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Do I really believe that because I can say to you that most of you students here,

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you know, you, you swim in with the fish, you don't even have to go fishing is swimming with the fish.

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You can just go swimming and reach out and grab a fish.

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Meaning that you're Muslims, you're born Muslims, you're in a Muslim country.

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You're reading the Quran, since you were four years old. You've read all the books to Omaha tokoto.

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You got masjids every 500 yards.

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However, most of you sitting in this room as students.

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You haven't sat down and had a sincere, thorough discussion

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with your non Muslim colleague, neighbor, coworker, or friend, you haven't had that kind of a conversation? Why? Because you really don't feel confident that you have the capability to present Islam to this non Muslim. Why? Because

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the media has made us has caused us to develop an inferiority complex, where Muslims on the outside because we have to be our parents expected of us. The society expected of us after all, your name is Mohammed Ahmed, your name is Fatima

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Khadija, so what else can you be? But when you sit down with someone of a different faith,

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you don't feel the compulsion. You don't feel the need, you don't even feel the motivation to ask a few questions or to make a demonstration or to manifest the system of faith that you follow. And if that's the way you are in an ideal environment, what's gonna happen when you graduate and you move to the real environment.

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What's going to happen is that the dour or the invitation is going to be made to you.

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So these are questions you need to ask yourself.

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Check yourself before you checked.

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Am I confident when discussing Islam with my colleagues and friends

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I mean, you know, when you get on Facebook, Twitter, MSN Messenger, you know, chat rooms or whatever they call them. Are you talking about face? Are you inviting people to the principles that you're supposed to represent? What are you talking about in those chat rooms?

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No. Are you the leader?

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Are you holding leverage? Are you the inviter? Or are you the one being invited?

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And when the issue about Islam comes, when we are called terrorists,

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you know, when we are called extremists who we call fanatics.

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You know, when the enemies of Allah and the enemies of Islam

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create this atmosphere of Islamophobia. And they demonize us.

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They dehumanize us, they marginalize us. Do you respond? Or do you react?

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How will my religious convictions? Now this is you asking yourself two questions? You know, I'm just posing these questions. Because after sitting in a lot of workshops and traveling across the world, and the brother, he mentioned 43 countries, well, actually, I think he probably pulled that off the internet. That was like, five years ago, it's 73 countries.

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So after talking to young people all across the world, young Muslims in particular,

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we came up with about 42 questions, and we narrowed it down to 10.

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So these are questions that are relevant to you.

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How will my religious convictions and my career choices contribute to my selection of a marriage partner

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Nando the eyes,

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they play a big part in selecting America and they should, if you can see,

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and the appetite and the desires, they also play a big part. And they should,

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if you have sensitivity, and you can feel

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but you know, the eyes can deceive you.

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And the passions, the only lasts a little while.

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And when you move past that hour in the shower,

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you feel me.

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When you move past that hour in the shower, and reality sets in, that you're going to be with this person, hopefully prospectively the rest of your life, then you're going to see, I should have really thought about this year.

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And that's why in the Muslim world, we're not talking about the non Muslim world.

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two out of every seven marriages end in 180 days.

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Four out of seven marriages end

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in three or four years.

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So you need to ask this question over and over? How will my moral convictions? What I really believe inside myself?

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The parameters that I have set for myself the values and the principles that I have ingested, that I say that I represent?

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And then my career choices? How does that really contribute to my selection of a marriage partner? And how does that contribute to what you're talking about on Facebook?

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And those of you who's using those 3g, 4g devices, you in a very perverse, provocative way. Ask yourself,

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check yourself before you wreck yourself.

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You need to ask these questions, because if you don't,

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you're already making that move in that Ferrari. You come around that curve doing 150 170 miles an hour, and then when you press on the brake, guess what? It's not there.

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Once you hit it for

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bad decision.

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Is my Islamic education on par In parody was my academic pursuits.

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You know, I'm kurtsyn for this year, you know, this test I got to take my finals. You don't just go to all these books and answering all these questions and staying up all night long and drinking coffee and smoking shisha Hubley buddleias hanging out my friends and turning those pages and I'm just you know, going through all this here, but am I diligently getting up for the 5g prayer?

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Am I reading called?

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What do I know about the Prophet Mohammed slaw, Sam. If I needed to give a talk extemporaneously, that means like, without no preparation about Islam, the Quran and the Prophet Mohammed slaughter them, and integrate that with the values and realities of the world today, and just extemporaneously without any preparation, I had to give a presentation to 500 people, could I do it? The answer is, most of you. Absolutely not.

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Because your Islamic preparation is not in par with your academic pursuits, because these academic pursuits, is based upon your attraction to the bling, bling.

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You know, all these fancy cars you see on all these billboards, and all those fine women with dumb eyelashes about six inches long, you know, I'm saying and all those all those movie stars, you know, selling chocolate bars, you know, movie stars, selling chocolate bars.

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You know, you don't, when you buy that computer, it's got to be slick, got to be nice, got to be curvy, sweet. That's how the marketing Got you.

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So you want all those nice things. You want the house, you want the car, you want the Sweetie, you want the honey, you want the money.

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You want a good life. But

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by the time you leave you Stumbling on the fight to

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find out, you have made fudger in six months.

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And you just count like making two slots a day and trying to make them all at one time. And if you find out you Oh, so many years later, that's it. A lot of know best, you know, laws know best about what's going on. And that's it, you've gone done, stick the fork in them, turn them over barbecue is done.

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You have to ask these questions for yourself now.

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Because if you don't ask these questions for yourself now,

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then you're going to get stuck between the ideality and reality.

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What am I dreams? And everybody has a right to dream? What am I vision? But what does that really what I've fashioned for myself, but what are your actual experiences? Because dreams do come true. But guess what? They're built day by day.

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And if you're not living your dream, day by day, you didn't write your dream down. Guess what? You live in no dream? You think you are until you meet the reality and you find out new wake up is a nightmare. Hello.

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What's the distinction between

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my culture that my mom and dad gave me that the society gave me that the university gave me that I experienced like going to all these beautiful Masjid, you know, the culture. That means, you know,

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the default environment that I was born in and connected to, some of which is good. And some of which is not good, some which is based on Islam, and some that's based upon

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the stone cold foolishness and nobody explains it. It's just something that we do because we were born in a certain place.

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What's the distinction between my culture

00:33:45--> 00:33:53

that I know about that I've been practicing? That's being reinforced every day and my worldview?

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Have I developed a worldview?

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and shame on you.

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It's a tragedy, that you don't have a worldview.

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When fiber optics and telecommunications have given you access to information, just like that from all over the world,

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how long would it take me to understand? Okay, the parameters and the scope of the world that we live in, whether it be in miles or minutes? How long would it take me to understand how many cultures and subcultures? How long would it take me to understand, you know, what is a transnational corporation as opposed to a local business? How long would it take me to understand you know, all the various religions

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and influences and philosophies of the world that we live in today?

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How long would it take me to understand all of that, in the context of myself and the society that I live in, and the world that's at my fingertips?

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These questions, you have to ask yourself

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what about the distinction between

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My family, my family, my, my grandmother and grandfather,

00:35:07--> 00:35:14

my mom and dad, my siblings, my cousins, my extended family.

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And the new family that you headed towards, cause most of you sit in this room right here.

00:35:22--> 00:35:26

Three years from now you're going to have one or two children.

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Hopefully, if you don't marry if if a man don't marry a man and a woman or marry a woman who has children,

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because, you know,

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you know, when, when I have to talk about the same gender marriage, which is like, you know, supposed to be like a controversy. You know, like, it's like a controversy.

00:35:48--> 00:36:03

You know, when somebody says, that's the sky, this the earth, and this the sky, it, you know, that's just crazy. You just, they keep saying, that's the earth. And this this guy, you better leave them because you understand that the elevation go all the way upstairs.

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But they keep saying it. And they create a rhetoric about it. After a while they start justifying it, and it starts sounding like well, it might be.

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So I always ask, you know, the people who's trying to create these new nuclear families, they call them, you know,

00:36:25--> 00:36:33

people even having in Europe, you know, in Europe and Tokyo, and in Amsterdam, they have a sex with androids.

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They say like, hey, this progressive could the Android you know, you plug it in, you know, you can buy solar energy, solar energy, or some other kind of energy, and it act like talk like a man or woman, you know, I mean, it can it can stroke you, it can take you a bath and shine your shoes and cook your food. And if you talk too much, you just put it back in the closet.

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So women is opting to marry Android.

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Because he ain't gonna beat up, he's not going to marry another wife. He's not gonna disrespect her.

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She get all the pleasure that she wants.

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And she don't have to pay nothing, except one time just pay for Android.

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And men, they're opting to marry Android women.

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Because they say, you know, I can get the pleasure without the STDs.

00:37:26--> 00:37:29

I get the pleasure without the drama and the trauma.

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And if you say in the shake, come over shake. You go a little bit too far. Now. You better check your Google gaggle giggle

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because it's already happening. This is the world that we live in.

00:37:44--> 00:37:58

What kind of family do you really want? And what kind of family do you really have? And what about your new family? What are your new aspirations? What are you going to do for them and this changing, challenging world that we live in?

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And you know, when people say that same gender marriage is just like, it's just like marriage? Come on. They're just human beings. You know? So I say, okay, marriage is based upon procreation. So I want to know how Betty and Barbara I wonder how they're gonna have a baby?

00:38:21--> 00:38:30

Well, they say, well, that's easy. One of them just buy some sperm off the internet from somebody they don't even know and just inject it. And she gets pregnant. There. They got a baby.

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So what's the rights of the baby where the baby come from when the baby's father

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so when that baby grows up, when Betty and Barbara have that baby, and the baby's name is Belinda, so who's Belinda father, and she got a right to ask her. And when she goes to school, she says, Yeah, I want you to go Come and meet my mom and mom.

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You know, didn't didn't and then Steve, you know, Steve and Bob, they get married. So I want to have a baby. I mean, ain't got no room.

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So simple as easy.

00:39:09--> 00:39:26

They just find a surrogate woman and pay her 5000 or 10,000 have signed some papers. You know, put the sperm inside her from one of them. Well, she got a baby separate her from the baby. She can't see that baby no more. And then Bob and Steve take the baby home. And when the baby grow up, his name is Johnny.

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So Johnny, when he meet Belinda, he say I want you to come home meet my dad and dad.

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So I'm not gonna take it no further cuz you know, I don't want to like you know, be just like hammering the issue. That's like a controversy, but y'all y'all gonna feel what I'm saying?

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Is as I'm listening,

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is Adam and Eve yo la Adam is Steve

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And what about my society? Where I live at right now? What do I know about my society? For Really? What is good? What's his services? What's the scope? What's his offer? What's the future? What's the 20 year plan? And the Society of the ruler? Or the government that I live in? What kind of institutions do they have that they depend upon? How do they acquire, you know, the resources, sustain them, develop them, you need to know about your society. But guess what,

00:40:31--> 00:40:35

because of fiber optics, and telecommunications, the world has now become what?

00:40:36--> 00:40:38

A global village.

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So you need to understand my society within the context of the world community.

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It takes research and introspection a lot told us in the court and travel to the earth and see what was the condition of those that came before you who disbelieved see how long have dealt with them?

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What about my education,

00:41:02--> 00:41:29

you know, these hallways, and these classrooms, you know, in this, you know, all these papers in these booklets and all these issues in that you got to go through all these disciplines you got to go to, to prepare yourself to go out in the world, meet the challenges, and bring that bread and butter back to the table and live the life that you really want to live. See. So that you know, there's a difference between education and life experience.

00:41:34--> 00:41:40

What's the distinction between my associates that I call friends,

00:41:42--> 00:41:53

and my real friends that I can depend upon, we're on the same page morally, we got the same aspirations we're playing on the same field of life.

00:41:55--> 00:41:59

We share intimacy about values and ethics.

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We have reciprocity between each other in regards to trust and loyalty.

00:42:08--> 00:42:09

How do I distinguish

00:42:10--> 00:42:21

my intimate, my real, genuine friends? From all the associates that I have to come in contact with? Just to make it in life?

00:42:22--> 00:42:23

And

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what about my plans?

00:42:27--> 00:42:30

What about my plans?

00:42:31--> 00:42:40

My plans? What I want to do, how many of you in this auditorium tonight? And let me be honest with yourself, you don't have to be answering me.

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Because I'll be gone.

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And you only gonna hear the echo.

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Ask yourself,

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how many of you right now already got a five year plan written? You thought about it, you developed it, you wrote it, you spoke to yourself, you ingested it. And every week or month you making adjustments to it? Because after all, a building is put together brick by brick and floor by floor. So now What's your plan? So by show of hands, how many of you can say

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with all these resources that you have at your hands and your fingertips? How many of you can say that you have a five year plan?

00:43:30--> 00:43:31

a five year plan

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a five year plan

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that must speak English, German or French.

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That means you thought about it. You went to Google, Google, Google Wikipedia, wherever it is, and you look and you put it how to form a life plan. You can go there tomorrow tonight. It's there. Well, if you haven't done it, guess what?

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The Chinese students, the Singaporean students, the Indian students, the Japanese students, they got a plan. And yes, that's why Palestine

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is in the hands of people who have a five year plan while the Adams is still eating food in hoods.

00:44:28--> 00:44:31

design as they say, design as they say

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Palestine belongs to us and fool for the fools

00:44:38--> 00:44:40

fool Madonna's you know me.

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Now, I don't believe that but I'm just telling you what they say.

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Another thing that you need to understand is that the Israeli army they are occupies criminal occupies that's not it but the same goes out

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most of the Israeli army

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That is holding down, you know, whatever they're doing and put a wall around the Muslims, while they're eating food and homeless.

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Most of those soldiers are between the age of 16 and 19 years old.

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What am I plans before I get involved and become subordinate to the planning of others? You know, the core answers, and, and and they plan, you know, they plot and plan. And the law also plans, but laws, the best of planners.

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You know, there's a statement and how true it is, if you fail to plan,

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you plan to fail.

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And by virtue of the fact that none of you stood up and said, I mean, just overtly straightforward. I have a five year plan, that means you don't have it?

00:45:55--> 00:45:58

Well, it's never too late to correct

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that what you missed.

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If you hit a, I don't know in cricket natto. I didn't play cricket.

00:46:07--> 00:46:09

But American baseball.

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You know, there's just there's like three bases in this home base. So when you hit a home run, you're knocked the ball out of the park. Guess what, when you run around those bases, if you miss any one of the bases, you're what

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you're out.

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So if you don't have a plan right now, even after you get your master's degree or your PhD,

00:46:35--> 00:46:36

guess what?

00:46:37--> 00:46:39

In the rules of the world, Your what?

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Your out.

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Brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen, it's about measuring ideality reality, and you have to ask yourself about the challenges that you are facing today. And the drama and the trauma that you're going to be facing tomorrow.

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Be prepared.

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Ask yourself,

00:47:07--> 00:47:09

what are my moral principles Really?

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And how will I hold on and practice and implement and retain those moral values?

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When I move forward into the world, and I live within

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a NEO, immoral environment?

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What will you do?

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And

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what about my teachers,

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the teachers who taught me religion and the teachers who taught me academic sciences, and my mom and dad and my the others in my family who advised me Those are my teachers. So what will happen to the influence of my teachers, when I move out into the world, and I find myself with new influences.

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Brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen,

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if you will ask the most famous chefs in

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how they achieve their status, or the secret to their success, they will tell you, it includes three things. One, a controlled environment, you know, a kitchen is a what?

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It's a controlled environment, you know, kitchen is not like the bedroom.

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If you want things to come out right?

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In the kitchen,

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it has to be a controlled environment,

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whether it's the heat, or whatever it is, has to be controlled.

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You have to have the correct tools and equipment.

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And you have to have a well planned and executed recipe. So the question is, if this is what guarantees,

00:49:02--> 00:49:04

the satisfaction of your family,

00:49:05--> 00:49:09

your friends or your customers whom you will serve just food and drink.

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Then what about the quality? And what about the value of the outcome of your life?

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Now I guess you can put the dots together and understand why we chose the title a recipe for my life.

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You young brothers and sisters as far as I'm concerned, you have the world in front of you.

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You got a lot of challenges. Yes you do. But you got a lot of resources. And it is my belief

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that with you or without you.

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Islam is on the rise. And Islam is on its way to take in a glorious position as a lost promise who under the hula hoop will

00:50:00--> 00:50:01

Do you know how

00:50:02--> 00:50:03

do you the hitter who Allah

00:50:05--> 00:50:38

de Cali? Wow, wow, wow, that verse comes in three different plays will carry out kaffee rune will carry how much raccoon will carry hell monashee. So Islam will rise. And not only will it rise exponentially, not only will it multiply in numbers, but Islam will rise and take the position that it needs to take along with material and human resources, Islam will become a civilization again.

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And just to sort of tap upon that, so we're not talking about something in a void or bubble or we're just not using some kind of, you know, nostalgia or rhetoric

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when I became a Muslim in 1965.

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And some of my colleagues are sitting down here can bear witness to that.

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There may have been around 65,000 new Muslims in the whole country of North America in the whole North American continent.

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Now, if you want to stand that the continent, it's like 8 million square miles

00:51:19--> 00:51:22

as North America as just the United States, so without Canada

00:51:23--> 00:51:40

65,000 new Muslims, and about two and a half million immigrant Muslims who have come from different places, fast forward 21st century today, in North America, there are 8 million Muslims

00:51:41--> 00:51:44

over 4000 masjids.

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And now the new Muslims, the reverts if we want to call them or the converts that some people might want to call them, they are 42% of that 8 million, so about 3.6 million new Muslims in the last 40 years.

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If you want to put that into perspective, let's put it into perspective this way, since 911, you know, the witch hunt,

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you know,

00:52:13--> 00:52:15

the war against Islam,

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the war against Muslims and the invasion of the Muslims sanctity and the end and the invasion of the Muslim lands and the extraction and exploitation of the Muslim resources

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to these last

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12 years.

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They plan they plot and plan and a lot of plans to but who's the best of planners, Allah?

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Well, I have experienced for myself in my country where the heart of Islamophobia had came out of. And I'm so glad as an American citizen that I can say, I'm so glad that george bush went back to the bush

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and that we got a black man in the White House.

00:53:12--> 00:53:18

And not just because he's black, but also got we got Hussein in the White House.

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We got Mubarak in the White House.

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Nobody would ever think of that nobody could have ever considered that nobody ever conceived of that 10 years ago. But guess what it has happened?

00:53:38--> 00:53:38

Now,

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he has the right to say he's not a Muslim.

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And I accept what he says because he's the president of the United States.

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But no doubt.

00:53:54--> 00:53:56

He was raised as a Muslim.

00:53:57--> 00:53:59

His father was a Muslim.

00:54:00--> 00:54:09

his stepfather was a Muslim. He studied Qur'an in the madrasa, you know madrasa for three years, and you don't know the fact Yeah.

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So you might have lost something on the way to the presidency. But guess what? Hussein is still there. grandson of the Prophet slow slap. Mubarak is still there, not Hosni.

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So this is what Allah has done. But let's take it a little bit further. Since 2011, in my country, let's not talk about the world, more than 100,000 people have taken Shahada have embraced Islam since 911. In America,

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and the numbers is still growing and growing and growing. Like that bunny that'd be beating the drum would you call it?

00:54:56--> 00:54:57

The Energizer

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and organize down

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This is without people like yourself who haven't given a Shahada since you came into school.

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This by the plan of Allah subhanaw taala. So what will happen when the Muslims really have their own institutions? What will happen when the Muslims become mature, the Muslims like yourself become mature, what will happen in the summit and we see the flip, we see the script being flipped, as we can see it right now, more people is coming to Dubai, then is going to Las Vegas and Disneyland.

00:55:34--> 00:55:36

The favorite place to come to

00:55:37--> 00:55:43

one out of every five tourists in the world, not terrorists, but tourists.

00:55:45--> 00:56:01

They choose to come to Dubai as opposed to any other places that they used to go to that's one out of five. And you know, Islam is not even really happening here yet. Muslims what's happening, but Islam is not

00:56:02--> 00:56:08

very clear and distinct, like a pearl, like the Boo Rouge, but it will be a show

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Bismillah. And in America Alhamdulillah, according to just the ratio, according to the numbers, if you use algorithms or algebra, or whatever you want to use just projections is predicted by the US projected by the year 220, that there will be in America 15 million Muslims, and 8 million of those will be new Muslims.

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So let's put everything in context and say that the world is changing very fast. And guess what Islam has its place, in spite of the Muslims, we ask Allah subhanaw taala that all of us will reflect upon these these matters. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that all of us are sitting in this room today that if you don't have a life plan, that you will go to the internet. I mean, they got people in organizations and and institutions and people who themselves, they have already laid it out for you. They tell you how to connect the dots, they've given you the recipe, and it's free, just download it and implement it. You find out that once you implement a life plan, all the

00:57:20--> 00:57:25

ingredients that you're presently using now will come into focus, you will be a more focused person.

00:57:27--> 00:57:37

Your education will become more profound. Your effect upon your family, your effect upon your society, your effect upon the world will be much more profound.

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You have your chance now, those of you sitting in the audience, you have your chance to ask questions. Now. Listen, don't be asking me no questions about Do I really think they got Obama? I mean, Osama

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and say what you think about, you know, saying four wives?

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Don't be asking me no tricky questions, no 50 questions. Because that's not what we talked about. The title was a recipe for my life, with a subtitle of implementing Islam between ideality reality. So if you got a question, it's got to be on the subject matter. You ask your question in 30 seconds. And I will give you also a concise answer to the best of my ability. But you got to ask the question relevant to the topic. If you don't have the excuse you and we've got to move on. Now. We're going to start with the sisters. You know, cuz we always, you know, the brothers praying in front and brothers, I got a whole lot to say all the time. We always kind of bypassing the sisters. We're not

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gonna do that tonight. So we're gonna start with the sisters. First of all, thank you for the talk. It's amazing. I really enjoyed it. The second book, you mentioned something about respond versus react. Can you elaborate more about this point? Yeah. Well, all we have to do is just, you know,

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rewind the clock, rewind the tape, you know, back like say like three or four years and see, what did Muslims do? When somebody slandered the prophet SAW Sam Rosen cartoons? What do the Muslims do? Did they respond to react?

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Yes. Okay. And when some people

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made a film, you know called fitna

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you know, the devil in Holland that made the film fitna girl does, that's the devil's name. When he made that film, fitna, what did the Muslims do? Did they respond with another film or did they react?

00:59:41--> 00:59:48

Yes. See, and then when terry jones that foolish man down in Florida say he wants to burn the quarter.

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Did the Muslims respond or react

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and this this more recent a fiasco you know, the the end

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The sense of the Muslims or the innocence of Islam or whatever they they call it, what the Muslims do that they respond or they react,

01:00:08--> 01:00:58

then the question is, look at the difference between responding and reacting, see reacting is somebody pushing the buttons, and the Muslim just going crazy, just going bananas. So I think just in the graphics of that, you get my drift, that we Muslims, we need to, we need to put our resources together, gather ourselves together, we need to see what they said. And then we can come up with a dignified, powerful, resourceful response. And you'll find out that when Muslims are reacting, they make movies of it. We look just like fools, we've fallen right into the trap. But when we learn to respond, that is you tolerate, you keep your composure, you see, and you're able to deliver an

01:00:58--> 01:01:11

alternative message, then you find out that when you deliver an alternative message, a lot of people appreciate it. And a lot of people become Muslims, or a lot of people become allies because they receive the dignified response.

01:01:13--> 01:01:46

Yes. My question is that in this culture, or the Arab culture, or the Indian culture, in Pakistani culture, there's this idea that, you know, the parents think that their children should be engineers, and doctors and stuff like that. I know many students who are my colleagues, and they've been forced into their majors, and they're not enjoying it at all. And they're forced into doing it, and they're like suffering through the four years that they got to go through. So how would we be able to convince the parents? Or how do we get around this idea into implementing into our plan? Well, you know, let me let me kind of like, be non intellectual in my response to that, okay. First

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of all, in case you don't understand it, you know, that when a young man graduates from school, he got hair on his chest is like his dad, he gotta let hear, His voice is just like his dad. And he's just as tall as his dad. So his dad just gonna be mandating and telling him what to do?

01:02:06--> 01:02:26

No, you gotta respect your father, your uncle, your grandfather, you know, you got to dance it between the raindrops they call it you know, you, you have to, you gotta you gotta your father, mother, they paid the cost to be the boss, all that, but guess what you are not they're slaves.

01:02:27--> 01:02:29

And they don't own you.

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And when you get to the age where you violate something law set violate, they're not punished, you will be punished. That means you have your own decisions to make. But if you don't make those decisions, you're going to find your parents are going to make those decisions for you. And after you graduate, if you don't know how to make decisions, when you go into the real world, somebody else is going to be making decisions for you. So young brothers and sisters, planning is the issue. When you got a plan, sit down and talk to your mother and father say, Listen, I did everything you told me to do to the best of my ability. I made a few little mistakes, and I cleaned it up. I love

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you. I respect you. I do everything that you want me. I have followed all the mandates you expected of me. I went to school. I did more than what you asked. I graduated with honors. Now I want to get married to who I want to marry. not who you want me to marry.

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Because if your mother and father found a beautiful girl from India, I mean you don't mean she's beautiful inside. She's your cousin. She's a half is of course, she got taqwa yummy going out the windows but she bald headed and Book Two.

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What are you gonna do?

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Sir? Well, I got this got a man Mashallah.

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No, say no popsy happening.

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I got the right to my eyes and my feelings and what I have measured out for life because this is somebody that I have to be married to forever? I don't think so.

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So I'm being graphic. But bottom line is young brothers and sisters. Make your plan work your plan, plan your work, work your plan, sit down with your mother and father say this is my life plan. It's sacred to me. I love you. And you're part of that plan. You are the foundation of that plan. But I got my life to live in the world that we live in today. You have lived your life and the world it used to be, I'm honoring that in one day, you're going to be I'm going to you, you're going to be my dependence. I'm going to take care of you. So you got to trust me also, to live my life with the respect that I have for the tools or laws given to me. That's my answer to you.

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One lady wants to ask how can you ask people to convert to Islam?

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How can you ask people to convert same way that you choose a restaurant to go to

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I mean, the same way you decide whether you want to live in a rota net, or you want to live in a high rise, condo,

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the same way that you decide, you know what clothes, you want to put out what job you want to have, what career that you want to choose, you know, if you are firm and confident about it, you are proud about it. You have self esteem, you love Islam, and you love something, you have high confidence and esteem. Tell me that you got a new car, you got a new ring, you got some new clothes, you got a new house, tell me you don't ask your friends to come and visit you. So just go to them and ask them to No, no, you don't go to them and just ask them. It's not like that. Yeah, see, most of what Islam is, is it's like it's in the census. You got they have to smell this long.

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It's not Islam, it's not a book. They got to smell Islam. They got to taste Islam, they got to hear Islam, they got to feel Islam. If they're not feeling it through you, then you got a lot of explaining to do. But when people come to Dubai, they asked me about the history of Dubai. Anybody asked him about the faith of the people of Dubai, many coming here because they see all that bling bling, and everywhere they go is a mall. I mean, Dubai is like a huge mall.

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And people is coming here with money, and they are willing to spend all their money, whether in the nighttime or daytime and go home broke whatever they got while he was in that marketplace. So Islam is greater than that. We got to make Islam attractive. We got to make people salivate. You know, you guys took psychology one on one, didn't you? Is that correct? You gotta you got to make Islam attractive. So you don't have to do that much talking. People will ask you, Fatima. This phase system that you are in that make you guys successful? You guys can put up these buildings, you can build new roads? I mean, you can do in 10 years, what the West? What took the west to do in 60?

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How'd you do that? When you visit Yosemite Grand Mosque in Oman, or you visit the Grand Mosque here, and you see the architecture and you see all this, you see these all these skyscrapers? When you go from from you, when you go from the end from one end of Zion road? Is that what it's called? Hmm.

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You go from one end to the other, you got more skyscrapers standing there than you got in New York, in Paris, in London, in Chicago, in seven or eight major cities in the world, you got more skyscrapers, right on Shahzad road, then you got an all those cities? So people impressed? Of course they are. If the West have money problems, you know, and we just kind of like short of a little little change. We got no money problems here. So how did that happen? So you got to talk to them and say that it's because of our lifestyle. It's because of the system that we live according to We Don't waste we don't drink, we don't drug. You know, we don't follow the cake. We don't lie, cheat,

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steal. You know, it's not about we're not materialists, we are people that live in according to a balance. And then you go from there. And you start talking about the system. Because if somebody was given back their house, somebody was given back their health or whatever the case might be or hospital was built for them? Don't you think they would be grateful? Of course they would? Would they like to talk to the people who were the sponsors of that? Of course they would. We are Muslims. Talk about the resources of Islam. let people see it, and they will ask about it, then you respond.

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We don't have to be arguing with Christians and knocking them down and quoting the Bible and all that data, showing them the Quranic verses. And we know we don't have to do that. Either people can smell it, and taste it and feel it and hear it and see it, or they can. That's our job. And ally knows the best. Yes, I would like to ask, like you were talking about in your lecture like the, when people go, like, live in like Sharjah and like Muslim cultural societies towards the US or the far west towards any place in Europe? Like, is it more difficult to like, practice Islam over there compared to here? Is there some sort of cultural cultural problem, which we might face as like,

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after graduating from here? Like, or are there practicing Muslims as well, where they were like,

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actually, well, that's good question. You know, to be honest, this the dichotomy between the East and the West, and not so much a clash of civilization, but it's just in version of handling love. That's all it is. You see, living here is a challenge. It has its own set of challenges, and you know, better those restrictions and they'll challenge

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is an ideal, you know, in America, we may not have some of the restrictions that you have, you know, you can go to America and feel like you are so free

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and find out that you so free that you lost all your values.

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You know, you can be here and you can feel like, you know, there's so many restrictions and rules and this and that, but then that's the price we paid to have Amna, you see. So, the idea is to to appreciate the environment where you are making an assessment of the environment where you are, see where the resources are, you know, see, see what are the liabilities, see what are the risks, see what are the values of zero resources, then go to the west and make the same assessment. And the challenge in front of you is to take the best out of the worse.

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And use the resources that you have where you are, and then go to the west and use the resources that they have. And you'll find that you'll have the best of both worlds because a lot he said to us in the Quran, woman merasakan that one of the conditions of our faith. What matters, okay? Now, when

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you

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use the resources, don't be afraid, you know, don't be like a fish in the fishbowl.

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Don't be afraid to jump out, swim in the water. meet those challenges, because that's what Muslims did before us. Of course, when you go to the west, there's a lot of grave blatant immorality.

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But guess what, we've been doing these exercises all of our life to protect ourselves and to insulate ourselves from that. And see how ironic it is 80% of all the new Muslims that have come about in the last 20 years or 30 years or 40 years, where have they come from the Muslim world of the Western world?

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So if you want to feel Islam, the dynamism of Islam, not the culture of Islam, not that just messages and institutions and you know, people walking around with not, you know, toes and keep mobs and you hit it down and you go inside the malls, and you hear the Adani. I mean, that's beautiful. I love it. And for me,

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a wife here and a wife there

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certainly is I can spend half my time getting the best of both worlds. Just a joke sisters.

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So you get my drift, right? Yeah.

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All right. So go ahead this Mila chef, he stressed on the importance of planning, what would be the first step in creating a life plan, sister take out, take out a sheet of paper. Same way you do when you make your shopping list.

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And, you know,

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put the line in the middle of it.

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And put all your aspirations and all the things that you'd like to do. And on the other side, put the who, what, why, when, how. And where put that down. You start like that, go to Google, or go to a ye. Because in case you guys don't know, there is another search engine in the world called a ye. And it belongs to us. It does the same thing except it Don't lie. You can get no porn. And you know, we Muslims, we don't want no porn, right? So go to LA, go to a search engine and put in

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how do I develop a life plan. And you will be amazed

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how many different templates there are. So you start out like that. Second thing, find a mentor,

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somebody who's already done a life plan. They could be Hindu, Buddhist, they could be whatever, it doesn't matter. They've done a life plan. Let them coach you. Let her coach you. And you'll find a system that six months from now, three months from now, you will have a life plan in front of you and it's not static. You're going to make adjustments as you move along, whether it's day by day, week, by week or month by month, year by year. And you're gonna find out that that life plan gives you focus, that life plan when you get up in the morning, it gives you momentum, it gives you motivation. It gives you a feeling of knowing where you are. And then after a while when you talk to

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other people about your life plan. It's like it's like it's it's it catches it's contagious. After a while there's five of your friends that did it. And then it's 25 minutes 50 brothers and sisters who have done it. And then on Facebook, you're not sharing disjointed ideas and frivolous talk. you're sharing your life plan with people. That's my suggestion. Thank you. Yes. We want to ask if Islam has some restrictions about earning money if Islam has some restrictions,

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about earning money. Yes, we can make money as much as we want our we should make money only according to our needs. You ask him that question. Yeah, there's no limits. You can make as much money as you want. You could I never told us that there's a limit on what we can make a loss of power, what Allah told us seek your bounty of the hereafter. Allah says, Seek, you know the hereafter. But don't don't forget, don't forget your bounty in this world. And just to show us, you know that the companions to the prophet SAW Sam, and for the three generations, you know, because of the sacrifice that they made, they lost everything. They were restricted in their clothes, their

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person, their food, and the land and their pleasures and their freedom and everything. But 20 years after the Quran was revealed to them thirds of the earth, and its wealth was under the feet of the Muslims. to such an extent that one companion, said, I have never even seen all of the all the land that I own. And I've never even met all the captives that are under my hand. And I haven't even counted all the wealth that I have. This is after the conditions that they have. So no, the issue is not how much the issue is, what would you do with it? And the restriction that Islam has, there's no restrictions except what is haram.

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And if you measure was Haram, against the against the boundaries of a law, you cannot count the boundaries of a law. The Haram is only mentioned in the Quran, seven major things. That's it, everything else is open to you. But the issue is managing it. The issue is being just with it. The issue is dispersing it, the issue is giving people the rights that belong to them. And understanding that Allah gave it to you as a trust. So now there's no restrictions, as a matter of fact, to be a Muslim, is the greatest thing in the world when it comes to economy when it comes to business. And that's just another thing I want to tell you, Muslims is that and brother Amir, he hinted at this

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here, what I would advise for all of you along with whatever degree that you're taking, take a business degree, take a Certificate course in business, so that if your other plans don't work, because the world changes, guess what? Business never changes, and the opportunity of business is always there. You feel me?

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So I hope I answered that question for you about telling people about Islam. When people started talking about Islam they started seeing but how long is the other religion is and then a kind of like cuts of the conversation between between you and the other side? So what would you give an advice for these people feel like you want to show the beauty of Islam without insulting the other person religion? Or you don't want to talk about an apple tree? Do I talk about the rotten apples to apples?

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You see, if you start off with negativity, you're going to end up with negativity. Yeah, you're talking to another human being you're not talking to a Christian or Hindu or Buddhist or whatever the case might be, you're talking to another human being was another human being on here, you're gonna start out talking about, you know, how incorrect their beliefs are, and how correct yours are you starting off wrong?

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No, everything is imperative. You talk to a human being like they are human being like they have rights. Like they got common sense. Like they have a set of values, okay? Just like like they have ethics just like you do. And then in that conversation, you begin discussing the system of life that comes as a result of those values. Islam is a value system. Islam is not a religion, you are confined just to a religion, and you think is better than water. And that's the way you want to be talking to people about it. You wind up isolated by yourself, because nobody wants to hear or talk to a person that's, you know, chauvinistic about what they have.

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You understand what I'm talking to you about. So you want to you want to wear your Islam. let other people ask you about that suit that you wear, let people ask you about the lifestyle that they can see that they can feel, don't start off with, you know, your religion is wrong, and that their religion is wrong. And we only want this right. Because if that's the case, if we don't want this right, why can't we correct our own societies?

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No, let's have discussions of reciprocity discusses in which we give and we take, and let's be tolerant, and let's be sensitive, let's have empathy and sympathy for other human beings. Because that's how our Prophet Mohammed sauce and that's how he was. He was walking around Medina, beating on his chest, you'll send me handout booklets and pamphlets, and telling people use them to heat the new sheriff in town.

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Know the process Sam when he started his dour, he started his dialogue with the words to a motor

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What chakra was a lamb man or after woman lamb translation, he said, give food, give, go to the people who serve food, good food, hmm. And also when they invite you go and eat their food, will take care of them and give good greetings to whom you know, and whom you don't know. So it's into socialization, you see, that's how it starts being a good friend, being a good neighbor, being a co being a good colleague, setting a good pattern, you know, showing people you'll send me the model of your conduct your behavior, you see, if you see somebody pull up your symbol, the Rolls Royce, on your

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student on campus drive, like this way. So you have to admire that unless you see that the Rolls Royce, you know, got Ford Focus wheels on it.

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So the whole thing is about not trying to give down, you see with rhetoric,

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but give down by sharing the values and let people make a decision for themselves. I don't want

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to ask you, as a student, as most of us here, we get to meet a lot of non Muslim professors in most of our classes that are responsibility to preach them for Islam. No, no, those professors are here, and they're being paid a salary to transfer information to you, you get no salary to transfer none of them.

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What you should do is learn to have a genuine dialogue with your professor, don't get into trying to teach your professor because you didn't come here to teach your professor. But in the course of your professor teaching you delivering something to you, you have the chance to have an interaction, a genuine interaction. And there's a Chinese proverb that says, when the carpenter works on the wood, the wood works on the carpenter,

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you got me?

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Did you feel what I just said? Yeah. So you know, you're gonna be with a professor, okay? Or you're gonna be with a teacher for four years of high school, four years of undergraduate, another two or three years in graduate, and as is moving on, and you telling me that all the code and that you have read all the principles from the problem himself, and that you have gained that in this interaction that you know, of answering and doing essays and asking questions and sharing things, you don't gain the respect of that, Professor, the professor is not intelligent enough to be able to understand that you have a set of principles and values. Yes, they do. But sometimes, they don't pay attention,

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because they think that it's not relevant for this age. It's your job and my job to show them that Islam is ageless, bound, less time, less.

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And that for every time and every age, and every society, and every set of circumstances, Islam, the Quran, and the life of the prophet SAW Sam is perpetual, and is relevant. That's your job. Guess what? If you're going to graduate school?

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You got seven years to do that.

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That's our challenge in front of us. That's a real good question. Brother. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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I want to ask you about the modern banking system. And when we talk about the modern banking system, of course, one thing comes to mind that is interest, which is completely Haram in Islam. But of course, you would have to save money in the modern world. And otherwise, you can live your life. So

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it seems like there is no our no way out of this interest. So what can we do about this thing, which is completely haram?

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First of all, that's like a 50 question.

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But I'll just answer it like this.

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In the last 20 years, the Muslim economists, bankers, finance, finance, seers, economists, they have come up with platforms to demonstrate the value and the distinction of Islamic banking. It's all around, you know, it's not perfect. It's not mature. It hasn't come with parity with the rest of the world. But guess what, when the banking crisis took place, all over the world, the Muslim banks, they didn't fall.

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Because we don't speculate, we don't buy fish that still swimming. We don't buy deaths. You know, we don't buy all this, this, this, this, this paper money that's up in the air. You know, we don't do that we don't trade in that. We don't buy, you know, we don't buy animals that still in the stomach of the other animal. We don't buy fruits and all of that that have nothing

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trees have not even been planted. We don't we don't invest in the fish that still swimming in the sea. We don't do that. And we don't also do compounded interest. We don't do that. Because our principles and our ethics don't allow us to do that because of this loss upon which Allah has made the Islamic banks, insulated from what we see has happened around the world. And that's a reality. Now, in another 20 years, it may virtually come out, okay, that they're going to see the manifestation of the of the, of the superiority and the preference of the Islamic banking system.

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So have faith, have vision, study those systems. And when you sit down and talk with people, you don't have to deal with rhetoric, deal with facts. It'll come inshallah, thank you very much. Thank you.

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Brothers and sisters, listen, again, I want to thank the Islamic club. The hard work is, it's not easy to set something up like this here. The other thing is that we have to understand that the reason maybe that we didn't get the kind of turnout they might have wanted it just simply because we just got permission a few days ago that correct. So I mean, we thank a lot for that. The other thing is that we just want to remind you is that while you're sitting in your seats, we were playing a promo there, and you need to go to challenge your soul that calm, it's the alternative to Facebook,

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you need to go to ly.com is the alternative to Google.

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You need to go to purpose TV, because we have put together a platform that will inshallah compete with the Discovery Channel. So you need to go there because it's there to give you hope, if it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that you would want to just give us time in sha Allah give us time. And although we did not have official permission to put our envelopes in those seats, so so two good students living in Sharjah, enjoying this good life could put some of those hundreds and hundreds and $500,000 Digital homes and those envelopes. We didn't get permission for that. And so I'm not gonna violate the fact that we didn't get permission for it, but

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I'll be standing around outside the gate. You know, I'm saying I don't need to take off my Koofi. And as y'all come out for y'all shake hands

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and I'm not doing a fundraiser but guess what purpose life foundation okay purpose TV, and four or five projects that we have an a 73 country been around or the 56,000 people they didn't come from nothing.

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So whether we get permission to collect money here or not.

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You will be shaking my hand and taking my business card, break that cash out I'll be outside

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so we thank Allah subhanaw taala we want to just say so panicle on 101 a shadow in that you

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want to start for Kumar to really you guys was great.

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I mean really great.

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May Allah bless all of you in sha Allah May Allah preserve us May Allah Spano tala. He gives to us something for what we intended.

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I would now like like to call the president of the Islamic culture club brother Khalid to offer trophy to shallot as a token of appreciation.