Sky Views 06 11 2019
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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This is your brother shefali just in speaking to you from my Facebook Live platform
this is this is this is your brother should call it your scene speaking to you from my Facebook Live platform
Khalid yes seen official Facebook page
and this short message is to remove
the doubt from the doubters
and also to
remove the conjecture from the conjectures
and to clarify to those who are listening that this is a live stream from my Facebook page. So, from today,
no one will be able to say
or have, you know, any conjecture is this shall call it your scenes Facebook page or not.
Now, as for those of you who have suggested to me that I register or certified my Facebook page,
you would feel comfortable as to whether or not this is my authentic page or not? My answer to you is this.
I have been
lectures and advices. On Facebook since it came into existence.
I have been using Facebook for at least five, maybe seven years.
Two years before I really understood the power of Facebook,
but for at least five years, using it systematically.
In the course of those five years of using social media,
the purpose of life found it with the help of the purpose of life foundation and colleagues in different places in the world. We have managed to develop a social media footprint
of needs nearly 3 million viewers.
They could be supporters.
They could be enthusiasts. They could be students, it could be friends, it could be family, they could be haters,
Nevertheless, we have been broadcasting on social media, one or more of the social media platforms for over five years, and we have developed a platform
of nearly 3 million persons.
Now those 3 million persons who respond to my voice or respond to my writing, or respond to my naseeha, or my messages, they have no doubt that this is my page.
And these are the people that I am addressing as for those who are novice,
that is they have just newly arrived. We don't have an established relationship.
You don't know my message.
You're not familiar with my brand. That's not my fault. And I don't need to certify myself for your comfort.
That's not the way it works.
Now as for Facebook, I'm not broadcasting on Facebook because of its integrity.
there are Facebook pages that have been shut down
because of external pressures
from governments and agencies and simply because it's not a message that Facebook wanted or that it fits their
the interests of the Facebook administrators.
So I'm not on Facebook, because of the integrity of Facebook.
I'm on Facebook because it is a powerful
consistent, accessible, virtual platform.
Now, those are the reasons I'm here.
And the last panel, Allah told us in the end, that we should use whatever it is that he has provided for us. So Facebook has been provided, it is one of the most powerful platforms in the world, for virtual communication.
It is possible using Facebook
to reach 1 million people in a day, 1 million, it is possible.
For myself, I regularly reach 50
to 100,000 people a day.
That is very common
for me to reach 50 to 100,000 people a day without boosting.
You know, that means without paying Facebook to boost the signal, because that's in their control.
Facebook can control how far your signal goes.
Because that's how they make money. That's how they get their revenue.
So I don't contribute to their revenue stream by boosting. Because if I did,
it is possible that I could reach 150 to 200,000 people, each time that I broadcast.
That's not my aim. I'm not trying to be popular.
I don't ask you to share.
I don't ask you to like,
I don't even ask you to listen.
It's up to you.
This is my page. It's my platform. These are my views. And I'm responsible for those views. And one of the programs that I do on this platform is called sky views. Sky views, my views and everybody who listens to Sky views understands that those are my views, I take full responsibility for disseminating my views.
But for the people who know me, well,
they know that I do not talk sporadically.
I don't chat
I do something called purposeful communication.
There has to be a reason there has to be a theme there has to be a subject.
There has to be some kind of methodology.
The other thing is I do not talk without writing.
Unless I'm talking something very
necessary, like I'm doing this morning.
Usually I research a topic
I collect my research into a writing
After I document my research, it could be two pages, it could be three pages, it could be seven pages, then after that I deliver it in the form of a naseeha
or wow in the Arabic language.
Very seldom do I speak on social media without
reading from a script.
Then anybody who knows me knows that that's one of my habits.
Whether from the member or in a university or on Facebook,
I am reading from a script because that is what I feel comfortable doing.
Because when you read from a script that you have researched, you will find that they are less regrets.
Having said that,
I appreciate very much of the
The very nice compliments, the messages of encouragement,
the loyalty, the support the moral support from so many people all over the world.
I appreciate it. I'm very grateful.
And you are the people that keep me
that keeps me connected and motivated to continue this work.
And as regard to my work, it didn't start with Facebook.
I started this work, approximately 1979.
Approximately 1979 is when I formally began my
public lectures about 1979.
So I think that's like close to
40 years ago.
And in that course of time, I have traveled by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala, to close to 97 countries.
So there are very few countries in the world, popular countries in the world that I have not spent,
at least a small amount of time in, met the people ate the food, walked the earth, breathed the air, shed their culture, their history, their ideas, and communicated and interacted with some of its people.
This has been the greatest source of my education.
I didn't gain my education, or my familiarity with the world or my perspectives, inside of a classroom, or inside of the environment of a university.
Other people, other people have gained their spirits through academic exposure. That's great. That's wonderful. And we commend them for that. And that is one way to gain exposure, familiarity and education. That's not the way it came to me.
Before the last panel with the Allah, I gained it from empirical experience. That's what they call it.
when I'm speaking on subjects, I don't speak on subjects, like a scholar,
you don't see me talking in front of
a library of two or 300 books in Arabic, with goal writing, you know, to give people the impression, you know, that I am a scholar, and I'm sitting in an academic environment. And
sort of, like, if I'm sitting in front of two or 300 books, it may suggest that I'm familiar with those books, or these are my books, you know, it's sort of like enhances, you know, the,
the brand, well, you don't see me doing that. I don't need my brand, or my message or my personality to be
enhanced, you know, by lecturing in libraries, or in front of
gold engraved books.
That's, that's a recent phenomenon.
I don't take too much too recent phenomenas to enhance my brand, or the authenticity of what I have to say.
Now, those who do that
doesn't mean that they're insincere.
That's just what they do.
Because they have seen other scholars, students of knowledge,
you know, intellectual people, they have seen them do that. And they've been impressed by that. And that's what they choose to do.
In most cases, I like a simple setting where you're not distracted.
So I talk in my home,
I talk from my office.
Sometimes if I'm on the road, I'm talking from a hotel room, a hotel lobby.
If I find a quiet place sometime I'm on the outside.
If I'm in my mother's home, I go to her living room. And if I want to broadcast she goes in her bedroom. She allows me to do that. And I broadcast from my mother's living
simple settings. Because it's not the setting.
It's not the props.
It's the message.
Having said that
there's a phenomena with Facebook.
The first thing is that on Facebook, everyone feels compelled to start commenting, even before you have delivered your message. This is this is Facebook.
People want to comment long before you even finish your message.
to start broadcasting. And within a minute, people start commenting. Now some of the comments are just how will you share? How are you feeling today? May Allah bless you, thank you so very much. And I understand that
what I would suggest to my brothers and sisters, and I'm just suggesting to this to you, as a Oji, you know, not as an intellectual, I'm just like a as a
as an older generation person, as a senior Muslim activists, I'm advising you that when you go to Facebook, and there's a live stream,
take your time,
take out a piece of paper,
and a pencil or a pen. This is like old school.
Get a pencil, a pen, and a piece of paper.
the same as you would do if you were in a classroom.
And when there comes a word, or a statement, or some something that you just don't understand or necessarily agree with.
Take a note.
And later on, when you want to make a comment refer to those notes.
Because, you know, everybody has two eyes. That is most people even if they're blind, they still got two eyes.
You know, you still have
two orifice in your nose and you have a mouth and you got two ears. So everybody's given that. So it doesn't take much. You don't for people to breathe or to hear or to see or to talk.
Doesn't take much. But it does take a lot
to be disciplined
to listen, to reflect,
to be sincere to be reserved,
to take notes. And then after taking those notes to ask intelligent, relevant questions.
That takes some effort.
So I'm just advising the brothers and sisters that now
when DVDs first came out,
you know the DVD phenomena.
Many of you can remember that some of you who are like 20 years old, you know, 30 years old, maybe you don't even remember
because the DVD phenomena, and the Western world died about 10 years ago.
You know, in Africa and in Asia and some places in the Arab world, you know, the Far East.
They're still using DVDs.
Because the technology, perhaps many of the people in those parts of that part of the world. The technology has not reached them.
Therefore they're still using DVDs.
Well, when the DVD phenomena
was being used all over the world
for about 1990
until approximately 2010
I made more than 150 DVD lectures which are now on YouTube
that are not on YouTube because I placed him on YouTube.
They're on YouTube because other people uploaded them to YouTube.
And they're on and people were able to upload them to YouTube, because they downloaded it from
pirate sources. Now you can call them torrent, pirate
You can call it all different types of names, but
they will not legal. I never gave anybody that permission to do that.
And I'm grateful to Allah subhana wa Taala that people from all over the world became familiar with my lectures through these DVDs. However,
they did not become familiar with these DVDs
through support of my ministry, if you want to call it that.
You know, because it is one thing.
It is one thing
for someone to be supportive of someone's ministry. And it's another thing for someone to be a beneficiary of something that they did not pay for. Those are two different things.
Now, what you learn is what you learn whether you paid for it, or you didn't, still, you learned it.
I have learned to be grateful for those who may have benefited from something that I have done.
Some thinking some writing some speaking, some presentations. I'm very grateful to Allah subhanaw taala, but that does not remove the responsibility that does not remove the damage. And that does not remove the fact or that doesn't change the fact that my intellectual
stolen. That's probably the best word to use.
Now those who downloaded them with sincerity, I'm not calling you a thief. Not saying that.
Perhaps you just didn't know and you didn't ask.
But there were those who knew very well what they were doing.
They were engaged in the black market,
copying violation of international copyrights, they will engage in bypassing that.
Some people call it
jailbreaking. Yeah, that's what they call it. That's the that's the the industry terminology You know, when you when you when you steal something that doesn't belong to you, when you violate a copyright. You know, when you secure and download something that doesn't belong to you. It's called jailbreaking. That's what people call it. You know, jailbreaking that means that something that you could go to jail for, you don't go to jail for
you know, you break out of jail, that means you get out of jail, you bypass going to jail, you but a lot is submitted ID.
So at the end of the day, or life, when things are measured out, those who stole jail, broke, pirated, or whatever and knew what they were doing.
The last panel was to Allah will hold your account, I will not.
Because when someone you know, if I resigned and I of course, and that doesn't belong to me, if I give a Hadith of the Prophet SAW said, that doesn't belong to me. If I quote something from the spirit of I quote, something from some scholar of Islam or some Islamic source that doesn't belong to me, that's a source that I am quoting. However,
my research took time.
My writing took time.
My verbal audio delivery, it took time, my travel took time, away from my family. It took time and energy from my body in my life. This is called intellectual investment.
And that intellectual investment culminates in the form of intellectual property.
And everyone that invests intellectual property invests into development of intellectual property has the same rights to that property is somebody that buys a house or buys a car, the same rights, it belongs to me.
You cannot just claim it because it happens to be on YouTube, you cannot just claim it. You know, if you want to watch movies today,
you can either purchase
a an account with Netflix, or one of those types of companies and pay for what you view or you can jailbreak it, that means bypass it.
And most people opt to jailbreak because they just don't want to pay.
That's just the nature of human beings. And that's why I say that the greatest liability of Facebook is not the fact that
Facebook First of all, is not an ethical
entity. I'm not on Facebook, because Facebook is so ethical.
I'm on Facebook, because it is consistent.
It is dynamic, it is powerful.
It is accessible.
And it is technologically reliable.
But it has nothing to do with ethics.
I've said that before. And one of the greatest liabilities of Facebook is that it's free.
Because if it wasn't free, so many of the people who criticize
so many people that have their opinions,
so many people who have their long religious commentaries,
so many of the people who find it. So
APA to such an opportunistic,
who take advantage of the opportunity to come to a popular page and you know, get exposure.
If it was free, they wouldn't be there because they would not have paid.
That's one of the down sizes of
Facebook, that is free.
And as soon as Facebook announced or hinted that they may start charging people, then all of a sudden, it became diabolical. Yes, how people they are, they use Facebook, free.
They didn't pay for the technology.
No one asked him to, they did it willfully. And they enjoyed it. And they benefited from it. But as soon as someone on Facebook hinted that they might charge for it, all of a sudden, Facebook, you know, became a culprit.
You know, Facebook was designed from the very beginning,
to snatch your information,
to codify your information, to package your information, and to sell it to people who are in the marketing industry. From the beginning, everybody knew that.
You have to know that when you get on Facebook and social media, you know, you have to understand
that the technology is designed to capture your information, to package that information to manipulate that information and to exploit you
for that information.
To take maximum opportunity
to exploit that information for their interests. You have to know that if you're not if you didn't know that, then you're just naive.
You're just naive. naive is a is a very sophisticated or polite way of saying that.
You're just stupid.
Now, not calling you stupid.
I'll use the word naive. It sounds better. You know, naive is when you are
when you are innocent. You are innocently ignorant. That's the word naive. When you are innocently ignorant, well, whether you are innocently ignorant or not, you're still ignorant about something and you're being taken advantage of. And you didn't know
iPhone and Samsung have which probably almost everybody wants an iPhone or a Samsung phone. Those are the the
smartphones, even though it's being used by people that are not so smart.
Well, you pay for those unless you steal it.
And not only do you pay for the phone,
but you pay for applications that you download onto the phone. And not only do you pay for the applications that you download on the phone, but you also pay for a SIM card.
And after you pay for that SIM card, you also pay for data. And that data is what you're paying for, not the phone, you pay for the phone one time, you pay for the SIM card one time,
you download the app one time, but you continue to pay for data, day and night,
day and night. And you don't mind, because you're getting direct benefit from that data. And some of us, we paid 30 4050 US dollars a month, just for data to stay connected.
And you don't ask Samsung,
you don't ask them to certify anything.
When they tell you that your data has to be
backed up, they give you the notices, you know that you have to backup update, you just do it.
You You simply do what they asked you to do. Because you want the benefit of that up to date, current application
and you want the benefit of that data.
It is ironic
that for 25 years,
I can't remember
in 25 years, perhaps nearly 50 people around the world called me or contacted me and asked me share, is there a way that I can get your legal copies of your lectures, maybe 50 people
out of hundreds of 1000s of people
I don't say that
I'm ungrateful, I am very grateful. That has nothing to do with it.
You know, if I'm walking down the road, and there's some I'm walking down the road between some orchards, you know, apples and oranges and grapes, I'm walking down that road. And you know, there are, you know, some grapes or some fruit that's kind of like hanging over the road. Well, according to the the Islamic law.
You know, I can take a grape or an apple or a peach or pear or some fruit, you know, that's hanging over the road, you know? Yeah, I can take one and eat it. And without incurring any liability. I didn't do anything wrong, because it's hanging over the road.
But I cannot take enough to fill my basket.
I cannot because then I am going beyond
what is just hanging over the road. I cannot go inside the orchard.
You know and sit under a tree and sleep and also take a few baskets of fruit with me. No, because I'm in violation. Essentially. I am pilfering or I am stealing. Well, let's use that same analogy.
You know if
if you were watching YouTube and my video just came on, that's like the room
we have right to listen to it.
And if you just downloaded it because it came on YouTube and Okay, you know, we you didn't really do anything wrong. You were just downloaded something from YouTube.
But for those people who took my physical DVDs, organize them, copied them, uploaded them, I mean downloaded them
and then very organized, industrial,
Then after that you uploaded them to a
that some of you even called colleagues or seen videos subpanel law, can you believe that
some people uploaded the videos to a website that belonged to them
and use my name.
And when I asked him to stop doing that,
they called me names.
They call me like a junior share, why are you bothering us?
This is this is free knowledge. This is religious knowledge. And we are giving this knowledge for the bulk of the people or we are downloading it for the botica Why are you bothering us? Why are you talking to us about these, uh, your videos? You know, are you you are doing your share this as they call me?
They insulted me, because I
warn them about
a very widely known
legal system called international copyrights.
They ignored it.
They says copyrights don't exist in Islam, which is a lie. In Islam. There's something which is called who kokufu Korea was Messiah.
Who kokufu Korea one must know, there's something in Islam called that.
And those who wish to review that can do so.
Having said that,
they went even further.
They sold them to stores, shops.
You know, usually DVDs will cost you maybe $10.
They made pirated copies, Bad.
Bad graphics, bad sound bad packaging. just
crazy stuff that they did. They just want to hear the voice. They don't care about the picture. They don't care about the quality. They don't care about the packaging, nothing. They just made them for like $1.
And then they sold them to shops
for $3, and those shops sold them for $5.
bad poor inferior sound.
And very poor packaging. They just wanted to hear the lecture.
And people bought them knowing that they were pirated. No one cared. No one asked for any certification.
Nobody asked for any verification. Nobody asks anyone is just the original. No one asked did check out your scene or his family or his company give you permission, no one asked and no one cared.
And now today,
people are telling me share?
How do we know that? This Facebook Page of yours? How do we know if it's really you?
How do we know if this is the fake college scene or this the real Hollywood scene? You know, check we suggest that you certify your page with Facebook. This is all the things that they said to me. sapan Allah
Well, brothers and sisters, I don't need to certify my page with anyone.
I registered on Facebook, as everyone else does.
I've been using Facebook, since Facebook has come out.
And I never certified anything. And I will not. Because I'm not here to be popular. I'm not here trying to make money.
I didn't ask Facebook for permission to use Facebook. I simply registered on Facebook Like everyone else does. And I follow the rules of Facebook. And I use the technology to the best of my ability, but I don't have to certify for anyone.
To remove ambiguity as one person said, to relieve people's doubts, as somebody else says, you know to do what other popular speakers have done as someone else's I don't have to do any of those things. And I will not
There's a saying that
they know the voice of the shepherd.
Now, I'm not referring to people who listen to me or people that support me or people who encouraged me or people who visit my site, I'm not referring to them as sheep. I'm using an analogy
that people know whether or not
that they are reading something that I wrote.
There's a difference between reading Walt Disney and Ernest Hemingway. And anybody who understands literature understands the difference between a novel
history, nonfiction or fiction, they know the difference.
People who know odd,
they know the difference between the original and the and, and something that's been a replica, they know the difference.
And for the people who have been listening to me or responding to me, or benefiting from me or interacting with me, over the years, they know,
they know my style.
They know my voice.
They can recognize the brand.
And those are my people.
Just like my family, those are my people.
they advise me, they encouraged me. Sometimes they critique me. And I listen, and I respond. And I'm grateful
as to the others who are coming on to Facebook, because, you know, you know, they can get a chance to make a comment on a popular page.
Or they get a chance to exhibit their Neo spiritual ism, or they get a chance to critique me in front of others, or they get a chance to become
popular, or to say something that they couldn't say because they don't have a page.
It's just opportunism
is people taking advantage of something because it happens to be there.
Not don't say everyone does that. But a great deal of people use Facebook for that.
You know, if I don't have a brand, if I don't have a voice, if I don't have a platform, if I don't have a Facebook page, you know, that people will come to Well, let me go to a page where people are coming to, and without raising my hand and getting permission. Let me just make a comment.
And if the person checks you and says to you, what you're talking about is not relevant. That's called checking. It's like if I'm the professor, I'm the teacher in a classroom, and someone is passing some notes or people are doing something they shouldn't be doing in my class, and I checked them.
Well, if it was my class, and you had something impertinent to say, then you'd be pulled out of the class, and you would just lose the credit to that particular class. And so therefore, that's the power that a teacher or professor would have over his or her classroom.
But when we're using Facebook, no one has any power or any control because there are no regulations. Anyone, and I really literally mean anyone.
A devil, or the devil's advocate, can come to your page and say anything they want to say. They can insult you. They can insult your mother, they can insult your religion. They can say anything because Facebook is completely deregulated, except when Facebook feels that someone has violated Facebook interests. Having said that,
from about the year 2003.
know from about the year 2005. Until about the year 2012. A group of
Muslims in the UK, they created a Facebook page called chef Khalid yesin. spelled sh IEKH sH i. e k kh colleges See, now everyone knows me. I've never spelled my title sh a YKH
I never spelled it. Sh, IE kH. And it's not a title that I gave myself. It's a title that
was started to be used regarding
the title share was not something I selected, it was given to me.
And I adopted it because it just meant it was a title of respect, that's all or age, nothing more, nothing to do with my level of religiosity.
But I never spelled sh IE Kh, these pirate on ethical, ambitious, opportunistic. Muslims in Britain.
They did that and they created a page. And they use that page to promote their own ideologies, their own personalities, to raise money to make provocative political statements,
prefacing the that with Chef Khalid says.
Now every time they said, Shaolin says they will lie.
They were misrepresenting.
They were using the popular
terminology, Shahada YesI my brand, to give people the impression that I said, whatever the statement came afterwards, and it was a lie, it was a misrepresentation. It was a slick way of their being able to promote their own products and their own services and their own ideas, and their own personalities, and to raise money for their own causes. And they use my name. And they did it for seven years.
And ironically, they built up a following of over 600,000 people.
a following of over 600,000 people.
We never blasted them.
We tolerated them.
Many of my advisors told me, don't take them to court.
Check, don't bother them. You know, they're not doing something they're not doing something blatantly on Islamic.
You know, they're promoting good words and good. They're trying to do hire, and they're doing dour and shake, don't take them to court don't
don't engage them in litigation, because you will litigate.
Or you will obstruct, or you will stay in the dour. This is some of the advice I got. So I took that advice. I just left them.
After all, there were young people who were inspired. And they were a bit unethical and ambitious and all of that, but we just let them go.
When Finally we started to see that, that really they were using my name for their own personal and organizational interests.
And in many cases, they were propagating something that really I did not support at all, using my name Shahada. Yes, he says, however, in the in the banner of their Facebook page, they said, This is not an official page of Shahada yacine. Never,
never was never will be something like that.
That's called like I
forget what they call that. That's called a
that's when you announce you know, you got to do something.
You're going to do something that's illegal, or something that's unethical, or something that is tricky or something that is slick. You're going to misrepresent whatever it is. But you come up with a terminology before you do it to say, Well, this is not an official page. Well, who cared that it wasn't an official page. People were following that page because it said Shakeology has seen said every statement on that page before they made it, they preface it with Shahada seen says
and all of you people who are telling me that I should certify I should verify.
For those seven years, did you certify Did you ask them to certify?
Did you question their authenticity?
Did you ask Is this a Is this a is this shape color your scenes page? I think it's a fake page.
Did you hold them to account? No you didn't
Most of those 600,000 people, they didn't even know me.
They took it at face value. My name was there, my name was being used.
In many cases,
it was connected to
websites with links, there will also pirating my lectures. And so this whole pool, you know, of piratey, of black marketing, of misrepresentation, most of it came out of Britain.
And a great deal of it came out of Africa,
and some out of United States of America.
And most of it originated in Australia. Now, we won't get into names and organizations and all of that, because that's not what I'm trying to do, just trying to set the record straight. Now, during all of this time period, there were there were times that I was
you know, provoked to try to do something to stop it.
advised by many people, what we could do to stop it.
Even I received advice from legal institutions of what we could do to arrest it, I did it, and hamdulillah. And I'm grateful that I didn't.
I'm really grateful of the that I avoided the complications, that litigation would have brought,
it's better that I just let it go. And take the benefits that the loss upon Allah gave to me, because in many cases,
it did bring about some benefits
to other people who were beneficiaries of that information. While at the end, it will not bring much benefit to those who
who were engaged in the illicit trafficking.
And brothers and sisters, you know, in Islam, you can't steal a book.
Just because it has good information.
You can't do that.
There are international laws and there is Islamic law to prevent that.
But somehow Muslims think that they are exempt from that they think that if it's something that says something that has the name of a law in it, or the I have an in it, or something from the Prophet symbolism in it, or some Hadith or some source of the Sunnah, in it, that it's free.
Well, the efforts made to produce that to collect that it's not free.
It was collected with blood, sweat, and tears,
energy and time
that someone sacrificed their family,
their time and their energy to produce that. And you just took it.
pilfered it, that's the word.
Well, having said all that, brothers and sisters, I hope that all of you are convinced now that this is my live stream. And that I'm live streaming from my official Facebook page.
Call it your scene official.
So you should have no more doubts about that. We shouldn't have to have this discussion anymore. Now you can. You can now you can discuss the way I'm talking.
See, that's the next that's the next thing we're gonna do.
Are the check. He seems arrogant. That's what they're gonna say. Or, you know, check your tone is not good. You know, scholars don't talk that way. It seems to me that you're being rude. You know, you're talking in a very
stern, you know, shake one to smile.
Shake. Why don't you talk gently? Why don't you talk? Nice. You know, common law who's tapana who were to either
call Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They're going to give me different gadgets,
and different ahaadeeth
you know, to modify my behavior and my attitude. And when somebody curses me or insults me, or even threatens me.
I should smile.
I should tell them thank you. I should let it ride. Well.
this man from New York, this African American
I don't think I'm gonna ever be that pious.
Now, since we're on Facebook, and I can't reach out and touch you
on Facebook, and I can't really respond to you because, you know, sometimes the roaches
are behind the wall, you can't do anything about it. The rats, the rodents, they are behind the wall scratching, and you can't do anything about it, you can't reach them.
And I tried to be dignified and
tried to be
corporate and professional.
And try to keep the smile on and be therapeutic. All of that I tried to do that. But there are times when the Brooklyn in me
the New York in me, the African American in me,
that person that I am inside.
Like Amara de la ronda Hollander, Walid
like, obey the libel law.
like I live near the poverty level,
like many of the companions of the Prophet SAW, same as they were inside.
When we read the Sierra, we find out that there were times when what was inside it came outside,
sometimes in a very controlled fashion and sometime not so controlled.
Because they were real people, and I'm a real person.
I'm not a fake.
And I'm not trying to put on airs of piety.
No, if we're in a room together, and you slap me, you're gonna get slapped, maybe you're gonna get knocked down. Maybe you you know, maybe something else might happen? I don't know. But guess what? I don't know what kind of false piety you're looking for. But that's not me. Get it from somebody else. You got a lot of pious looking, talking, presenting people, and you don't know them in a real life. And they're very good at putting on these kinds of airs, or dispositions for the religious popularity and favours. Well,
as one of my nephew's a Muslim said to me, uncle Khalid.
I love being a Muslim. I love Islam.
One of the things that I just can't do, I can't take no shorts. Well, in the Ebonics of the Brooklyn language, taking no shorts means I can't take no insults. No, I can't take no direct insults, or nobody ripping me off, or taking advantage of me or exploiting me, or insulting my mother or my family or anything like that. I can't handle that part. That's what he said.
Well, he's a genuine family member and a genuine Muslim and a good father.
And all I could do is tell him in time in sha Allah, ask Allah subhanaw taala and He will give you more and more control.
But I say the same thing to myself over and over. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to give me more and more control, but there are times
the coffee that you the coffee that the coffee cup that you overfill.
Sometime it spills over into your lap.
it spills over into your lap.
And so having said that, brothers and sisters, I want to thank all of you for being my supporters and for BMI enthusiasts,
extended family members, friends, colleagues,
I thank you, because over the years, at times, when I kind of hit that guardrail, to the left or to the right, you were there to remind me
and in most cases, I listened to you, and I appreciate it.
And as for those who have doubts, or those who are conjecturing or those who got issues or problems with me, or you know, those who got an issue with me, you know, you got it, you got an itch Well,
like I said in another
send your address, you know,
I can be your Huckleberry
if you don't know what that means, don't worry about it.
Send that address, you know, we can range that you know that we can modify that it's that issue that problem that you have with Shakeology, or see if it's a if it's a legitimate one, send the address so that we can, we can address it, we can we can, we can talk about it face up. We don't have to hide behind screens. Because I'm not that pious, and I'm not trying to pretend to be so
you listen to me good. If you don't, doesn't matter. You like what I say, Alhamdulillah. You don't like what I say, throw it in the trash, wherever you want to throw it. Anything that doesn't have value to you, when you finish with it, throw it away, do the same thing with whatever I have to say, no problem.
don't ever think to yourself,
from wherever you are, and whoever you are, and wherever you came from. Don't think that the religion of Islam, or that the knowledge of Islam,
or that the prayers or the worship, I don't think that it changed me that much. That you can just blatantly be disrespectful. No.
on Facebook, I can just delete you, I will just block you. And that's what I'll do. But maybe before I do that, I probably will probably just serve you.
And when I serve you, some people gonna say all shift why you said that stop for the law. You shouldn't say that. Well, I tell them, man, your business. This is my page. This is my room. This is my platform. And whoever comes into my room and my space and my platform of my classroom, I have the right to put them in check. And I'll have to get your advice about it. Now you'd like my attitude good. You don't like it, then step off.
Get your own page.
And if you don't appreciate my demeanor, guess what? You don't need to be in this room in this space on this page on this platform.
Simple as that.
I asked the last panel Val to bless all of us, protect us. I asked last month to protect my family.
I asked the last panel to remove the stains from my behavior, the wrinkles from my character. As the last sponsor remove the stains of anything I've done in the past. I asked the last one to forgive me my sins and my shortcomings. I asked a lot to make me a better Muslim, as the last month will make me a better father a better brother a better friend a better husband asked a lot of make me a better person asked a lot all those things I ask every day in sincerely.
And I leave it up to the pedal of Allah subhanaw taala.
To answer for surely he answers all prayers, asked a lot to protect all of you to increase your Eman and to increase you in risk and patience and to make us more consistent
and to give us resilience, to deal with the
to deal with the issues that we are confronted with on a daily basis.
And I want to remind the brothers and sisters that my common theme is Islam in the 21st century, I'm not talking about a lot of Tafseer and aqeedah in
you Islamic epistemology and phip in mostella heart And I'm not talking about that, I understand that. But there are others who are certified qualified academically.
They got the degrees to talk about those things and let them talk. May Allah bless them. That's their job.
But I talk about Islam in the 21st century in all the various issues that some of the scholars cannot talk about.
May Allah bless them, because they cannot
thank the last one for
making me a Muslim, from the United States of America where I have the constitutional privileges
that carry their own responsibility that I have the constitutional privileges, to speak about matters that many scholars would like to speak about, but they cannot and others just will not.
But these issues they must be spoken about. And that's what I do.
So thank you very much. I hope this is enough. I've been speaking out for probably about an hour. And I hope that it's enough for those
who requested of me to make a live stream to verify that this is my page.
And as for those of you who you didn't need that verification, well this is just like gravy on the potatoes. You know this is just butter on the biscuits. This is just sugar in your coffee. Okay, this is Shakeology speaking to you from my Facebook Live platform, this is an episode that you can call the chef. keeping it real. Maybe you can give it that title, the chef
keeping it real.
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