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Khalid Yasin

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Alhamdulillah Hamdan Tehran, Mubarak and

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we praise Almighty God and we asked him for his

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continued blessings and preserved guidance.

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We, we praise Almighty God,

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in a manner in which

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it is our capability to do so

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was the realization that

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with the phrasing of the human beings or without the praising of the human beings, it is enough for the Creator,

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to have made creatures

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that praise Him by their very existence, this, this,

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this insect or this,

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that we are hearing

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has its own phrase

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the sound is emitting, it is a sound that the Creator has mandated and designed for it to send that sound

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for us,

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because human beings are organized on a different level. For us that sound might be some kind of nuisance, or disturbance.

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But for that creature, this is his hand.

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This is his way of serving,

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announcing, fulfilling its existence.

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The water

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and its flowing, makes its own praise of the Creator. And the leaves when it falls makes its own praise and the seasons as they change they make their own praise. So the creator

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in the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the creation of that which is inside the heavens and the earth. The Creator has synchronized the creation in such a way that if all the human beings that have intelligence and the jinn are the creatures that have intelligence, if they chose to disobey, or to ignore, or to rebel or disbelieve altogether, there are millions of creatures that we can see. And those we cannot see. Those that are inside the earth and those that are inside the seat. Those that are inside the air and those that are outside the hemisphere that are performing the praise, which have been honored for them because they don't have any intelligence.

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Just a appraising to create a just from instinct, this create this creature at a certain time of day it starts to sound. And when the morning comes, and the light comes, it stops that sound. Because this is the instinct.

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The birds, they follow the same instinct, the the rooster out on the farm. It follows this instinct, you know, if you have a rooster

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on the farm, if the rooster doesn't get up early in the morning, and do his little dance and make his song early in the morning before the sun comes up the roosters, dead.

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The roosters dead, no doubt if he doesn't do that he's dead, or he's sick on his side. Because he has been created to do what he does, and he does it consistently.

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we human beings, because we have intelligence. We're the only ones

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human beings and jinn who have intelligence, we have a willpower, either to praise or not to praise to be thankful enough to be thankful to be grateful enough to be grateful to worship or not to worship, to obey or not to disobey or to obey or to disobey. You see, to confirm or to rebel, we can as human beings, because we have been given a gift which is called intelligence.

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And I know that most of us here are Muslims. So I don't need to convince the Muslims

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of the obligation of worshipping the Creator. I don't need to convince the Muslim that there is a creator.

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And even whether you are new Muslim or old Muslim, one of the first things that a Muslim accepts is that there is none to be worshipped not to be recognized not to be obeyed, except the Creator. That's our first statement. That's the first statement before every other statement.

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And this is the same statement of all the righteous people

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All the prophets of Almighty God, you know, we might think of them as being different. You know, we say Moses, we say Abraham, we say Solomon, we say, David, you know, we say, a lot. We say show I saw a, you know, we say all of these names of all of these great prophets of Almighty God, and somehow another because they came different times. And at two different people, people put towards them different characteristics. And so we'd be thinking of them as the ones who brought different religions, but it's impossible.

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It's impossible. If a group of people came from Trinidad, and they went to Mecca, even if they came on different planes, and everything was they got there. And they all sat together there, people say they often Trinidad

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wouldn't say is me, all of them are from the Caribbean. But they from different places, now they are from Trinidad.

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We would not say, you see, if we saw some flowers, we saw some flowers.

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From this part of the world, or some fruit from this part of the world, will not say this to a different world, we say this is from a different place. Those prophets and those messages, they came at different times, they came to different places, they came to different people, but they will carry the same message from the same creator. Because either they themselves was created, or they created themselves. So I would ask anyone who is a non Muslim, anyone who is a human being with faculties? did did did did Abraham? Was he created?

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Or the he created himself?

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Moses did he was he created? He created himself

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Jesus Christ. Was he created? Or did he create himself,

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David and Solomon did are they created or did they create themselves Of course, you will say it did not create themselves, because they ate and they drink, and they slept, and they died, or they left this world.

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So the one that creates, the one that has the power to create cannot be confined

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by the same things of creation, for instance,

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a man can take this water and put it inside that bottle, see a man he can take water and put it inside the bottle, because the water will take the shape of the bottle.

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Because water has no will have its own demand has will so he put the water inside the bottle. But the bottle cannot put the man is the man that the water cannot put the man inside the bottle. Because the man has will, the water has no will. So a created thing cannot create itself. Because by nature, creation means limited.

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Could be big, could be tall, could be powerful, could be wide, could be short, could be wealthy, could be bright, could be whatever, things in creation, you know, mountains at all, but there's still creation, somebody can climb it, sooner or later somebody can fly over. So still limited. Oceans is very deep. But with the right equipment, somebody can go all the way down, somebody can cross it with a boat still limited, the wind is very powerful, but the wind can be contained still it is you see, planes can go above sea clouds, very powerful, very high, but the planes can go up above and go and see the earth its atmosphere, very powerful, but we see Rocket Ships now can go up

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and land on another planet. So by nature, creation is limited. So sooner or later with the right equipment, anyone or anything can overcome something that is created, is it right or wrong?

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But creator, creator does not have the same attributes of the creation, you see, and the creation cannot have the same attributes as the creator, for instance, the creator is forever. You see, look at that forever. That means existing all time. Is there anything in the creation, which is existing for all time?

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Is there anything in the creation existing for all time? No.

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So the Creator is all powerful? Is there anything in the creation, which is all powerful that it has all the power? Not its power, but all the power? No. So these are just two attributes.

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But if we were to name 10 2030 4050 6070, all 99 of the attributes of Almighty God, we could say clearly then, that the creator stands exists by himself with his own

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attributes, and no nothing in the creation past, present, male, female, tall, short, white, black, nobody all the features are together, of all the human beings all together with all the mountains, all the rivers, everything all together came together, all the whole creation, the whole solar system, all the universe, all came together, they would not have the will, to equal one attribute of the Creator, is this right or wrong.

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So on the basis of that, who is worthy of our recognition, of creates a creation, or, or the Creator,

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you will say, obviously, the creator.

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And you know, because we cannot see

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the Creator,

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because our eyes, our eyes is only made to see things. That's all we can see things. We can even see ideas, you know, all of us are sitting here thinking right now. But we can't see ideas. The human mind cannot come up with any instrument that we can see somebody's idea, because the creator one of our ideas to be sacred. There's something only between us and him. See, he, the creative made our ideas, unless we talk to the ones who talk too much. you expose all your ideas quick.

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But as long as you keep your ideas to yourself, that's why if God blesses the person not to be able to speak, usually they're smarter than most people.

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Because the tone, make all your ideas come out.

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If you didn't talk, and use around a lot of educated people, you didn't talk them to get you educated.

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But just soon as you start talking, there

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will be.

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So this is why it's through observation, we can determine that this life that we are living in, that we are not the life makers, and Abraham and Moses and David Solomon and Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon all these prophets. They were not the life givers. They were not the life takers. They were the ones who themselves was given life. And it was also given a special responsibility to deliver a message to inspire other human beings with a message at the time of Abraham. Abraham was the door that we had to go through at the time of Moses, that was the door we had to go through. You see at the time of Solomon and David, that was the door we had to go through

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at the time of Jesus Christ, that was the door we had to go through at the time of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them until now, that's the door that we have to go through. So prophets and messengers represented a door, a way, a path to follow, so that we could fulfill the purpose and the objective of our lives.

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Now somebody may see

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a no proof of that.

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About

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what proof about what proof is that what path we supposed to follow, you know, some people say, you know, the Hindu say, the Hindu said, 3000, gods, or 5000. I don't know how many they gotten today.

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The Christians say that three.

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Some people said what they said, said Jesus is a is a person. They said that God is a person. And they say the Holy Spirit is a person. So person, person, person, how many persons that

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actually passes.

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So if they're three persons, you know, yourself and you had three heads, and it was all talking, they had three personalities, they'd be getting confused themselves. Just a husband and wife some time to be argued back and forth in baseball be one, they'd be arguing, children arguing. So you know, if this will be three gods who controlled the heavens and earth, they had to be having arguments, then what would be the case of the heavens and earth, it would be in chaos, but they haven't the earth is not in chaos.

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The heavens and the earth, the humans is in chaos, but not the heavens and earth. The heavens is

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fixed, the earth fixed, and was on and in between it fixed and everything is in harmony. So that means if it's all in harmony, no chaos, that means it is governed by one person,

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that one person had to be one of the three or one of the 3000.

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Throughout history, different people worship

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different gods.

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People always believed in God. From the first time human beings got on this earth. They believed in God

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Because they knew that there was something greater than themselves. They didn't know exactly what to do.

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But they knew there was something someone greater than themselves.

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So Almighty God sent messengers and prophets to those people to confirm for them. Yes, there is someone responsible for you. There is someone responsible for your environment, there is someone that is that you are answerable to, that you are accountable to. And his name is Allah Almighty God. If you want to say Almighty God, that's okay. Until you understand the difference between Almighty God and a higher name, Allah.

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Almighty God could be used a lot of different ways. You know, if a man Loves a Woman, she'd become like a goddamn, or goddess.

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If a woman loves a man, you know, like, you know, you know, a rap star or movie star or basketball star or football star, men and women be worshipping them. So they almost become like a what would like a god See? So, God is not really the proper way to describe the Creator.

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Because if you call the Creator God, then you might be associated with some partners or some attributes with some creative things with the Creator. So we had to look in Scripture and see what did the prophets refer to the creator as

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well in our make it they said, in La Ilaha, in Arabic, Allah in Hebrew Illa.

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So always the name which was correct, always, the prophets always referred to the Creator, as the creator referred to himself, that is, there is none other than the Creator.

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And so the word Allah is a better terminology because the word Allah has never been used for integrated thing. The word of law was never used for water. The word of law was never used for what the word law was never used for the stars. It was never used for the earth, it was never used for a human being. It was never used for plant, it was never used for an animal, even the word Allah was never even used for an idea. The word Allah was only used in describing the one who is responsible for the creation, the one who was given life to everything and will take the light from everything. And after everything has been destroyed, every creature that had intelligence will be responsible to

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that creator. So the word Allah is a better terminology because it has always been used for the one whose attributes are greater than all. But the word God

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comes from a derivative. Different than that, you know, the word God comes from the German terminology called goat,

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goat Gouda.

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Gouda goat, God, why, because the God that the goat was a sign of fertility. You know, in the back in the, in the, in those days, the goat was a sign of fertility. So they referred, you see to what they worshipped as a God, or Gouda goat, from God. So this word, that's why the word good, is associated with God and Gouda. Good, because it terminology. So even though we are creatures of language, we understand it when we say God, we don't mean a goat.

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But that's what it meant before. It's like today, young boys will see a girl and they say she's fat.

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You know.

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And a movie in the movie, Debbie says she's fat. When we used to say a woman was fat that makes you great, big like that. But today, fat, don't mean that anymore. Any misspelled fit is spelled th a T,

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you know, pretty hot and tempted to change meanings. So that's why it's probably is better for us not to get hung up on, you know, the words that other people use, especially when we talk about the Creator, because we can get lost in words. So the word Allah, if we use that terminology, I don't mean your God, my God, I don't mean the God of the Muslims, God and Muhammad, peace of like the God of the Arabs, you know, don't mean the God of the history. No, it means the only

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all powerful creator, which has always existed, that are responsible for everyone and everything, all the way until the day of judgment. That's why we use the word alone for some people would say, What evidence is there of God? I'm not sure.

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Somebody may say what is the evidence I have of God? I don't have no evidence or evidence I got a paradise. No evidence or evidence I got him going to hell if I do bad deeds, and got no evidence. So whatever it is, I'm able to do everything long as I can live. He does.

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Much drink as much having my sex that won't get as much money as I want steals more about what doing whatever I want good when I dumb down like everybody else and don't even matter.

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Some people think like that, because they say, there's no evidence. So let's think about that.

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Let's think about that for a moment.

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What evidence do we have of time? Now everybody know that time is passing, meaning that if you sit here for an hour, and you didn't think to yourself, there'll be some benefit, you have food?

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Obviously, because you're wasting your time. If I didn't think there was some benefit in sitting here, why should I be sitting here? I'd be I need to be somewhere else, where I can get some benefit. If I'm sitting somewhere where there's no benefit, and I could be somewhere else getting benefit that I'm a fool, is wrong. So if you sit here, and you didn't think in your mind, there was some benefit? Of course, you thought there was some benefit? Because why would you waste an hour or two of your time? Which is all we got is time? Why would you waste it? If you didn't think there was some benefit?

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So What proof do we have of time?

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You say the clock? No, the clock is not proof of time?

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What proof do we have of time?

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You say? Well, I was born, I'm here. Time is passing? I see young boys, I see all men, first time as proof that there's some time passing. But that's not enough proof of time. What proof do we really have of time, there is no absolute proof of time, you see things changing. You see the sun rising and setting, you see the you see the seasons changing, you see the calendar changing, you see young boys get older and become old men. But that's not proof of time. That is only evidence. That's a sign of time. But the people who have proof of time is the people that know that time is all we got until we die and just see, if you only know that you have a small amount of time by which to fulfill

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something that's important to you. That's when time becomes clear.

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Time becomes clear. When you become constricted by time. Yes. Is anybody in jail? Do they know what time is?

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as anybody who was in the hospital? Do they know what time it is? You see, ask anybody who was waiting for something for a long time. Ask them Do they know what time is? So everybody knows what time is. And if you go to work every week,

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you know, lifting and pulling and digging ditches and climbing that end of the week, the perfect man to say thank you very much. I appreciate that very much. I see you another time.

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So wait, man, what about my hours I put in? He said, What hours? Whatever it is you got of it. He said, I got my time clock I got my timecard here. He said we don't use that no more.

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So the only evidence you have of the work you did is what timecard. But that's enough for you to be able to argue and go to court and demand your money. Because that's what you have as evidence. So time, which is the most important element for all of us. What do we have the proof for it? Only that we're here?

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Only what we've done.

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And when we die? What evidence do we have, we have our children, we have the testimony of people who don't talk at our grave, some don't cry and some go live.

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Some Don't cry, some go live. So I'm gonna do some just waiting to finish to start splitting stuff up if you left something.

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But the evidence that we have that we were here is the actions that we left. That's the only evidence. So I asked the person who said they don't know if they believe in God or not. I asked him, do you have a mother? He said, Yeah, of course. I got a mother. I got to do with it. I saw how you know your mother's your mother.

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Or you know, your mother's your mother. You had no consciousness when you came out the womb. One night you came out the womb and you look around you said Hey, Mom.

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Hey, Dad. I'm glad to be here. You didn't say that?

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Cuz you had no consciousness at that time. But you grew up in a home and you saw who was feeding you who was clothing you who was walking you to school who was waking up going to bed you saw who was around you and you kept seeing everybody else calling her mom. You call them off. And they nobody ever disputed it. So you said that's your mother. But you could wait until you're 20 years or 30 years old and somebody could tell you that's not really your mother. You will adopt it. How are you feeling? See

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Because you have no way of knowing. So the only evidence you got to know who is your mother is that somebody else told you that's your mother.

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Somebody else confirmed for you, that's your mother. But none of us really know what evidence would prove who was our mother? We had no consciousness when we came out the womb.

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What about death? How many people here know they're gonna die?

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Do you know you're gonna die one day?

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You don't know.

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Do you know you're gonna die one day? You for sure? Why?

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Because everybody die, right? Everybody goes that little boy die. All people die. Pretty people die rich people die. Black people, white people, powerful people, weak people. Everybody going down, right? Wrong. is right. Yes. How do we know? To go we see people dying.

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Because we can feel myself some of us have been close to death already. Some of us may shot some people been stabbed. Some people been robbed. Somebody jumped out somewhere said you know, you felt your heart jump up and you're like that you thought you don't die. You know, something we had we had, we had near death experiences some of us right or wrong. Some of us got to such a condition. We wish we could have died.

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So death, we got evidence of death, but no proof of it. Because they nobody died came back and explain that to us.

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And what about what about beyond the solar system? You know, we keep hearing about all the world's you know, Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney. And all these people be talking about all the worlds and Galactica, you know, and what's the new film they got out now? Y'all know? Yes, that no, that's Oh, man. Well, you

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know, Star Wars. Come on, watch the new ones.

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You see all these new Galactica new worlds New Frontiers and all that kind of stuff? Like this is how we know that there's something beyond our solar system. How do we know? Because somebody did some examination, somebody did some investigation, somebody did some kind of measurement. Somebody uses a telescope stethoscope, you know, straddle scope, you know, somebody did different things and brought pictures back to us. And because we looked at it, we are confident that there is something beyond our solar system. Now, we don't know if they're human beings back there. Or we don't know if there's a et, you know, or ti, we don't know them.

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If somebody said, Do you believe in aliens? Yeah, we got added by internet.

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So

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that's a person that does not have legitimate

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citizenship as an alien. So somebody who don't have legitimate citizenship, or known citizenship of the Earth would be an alien. Now, I don't I don't believe that no, human beings are whales, because our Creator told us he created the earth as a resting place for human beings. But there could be some other creatures like some jinn, or some other kind of creature somewhere else. Only God knows best. But we do believe that it's something beyond our solar system, because the creator said, so. But what evidence do we have? We don't have no evidence, we got no proof.

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I say to you, how many people have been to China?

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Anybody who have been to China, I've been to China. So I guess to evidence that there's a place called China, as a matter of fact, one out of every five people in the world from China. But what evidence do we have? I seen a map I see the globe I seen a picture I see the martial arts, Chinese martial arts, but I you know, no proof.

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They could have made that in Hollywood or Hollywood or bollywood, you know.

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So here's the proof of China if you've never been there was proof. You got no proof, but you believe it because you studied geography. You study history. You know, you study the people in the world and culture. You don't drink some gin saying, you know, man, you don't see them. karate pitcher Bruce Lee, all China got some stuff. You know, they got all kinds of different medicines. So you got evidence, but you don't have know what? You got no proof.

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So I asked you then

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if we don't know, we don't have no proof of time. We can't prove who our mother is. We got no proof about death. We just certain about it, but we got no proof. We don't know about beyond our solar system. We don't know what channel it really is. Honestly, we don't really know much about him the ash that we're on. So then, how could we know what proof about the creator?

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We can only know what proof about the creator if the creator revealed something to us.

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That's why prophets and messengers came into the world, to make it easy for us to perceive our Creator, to make it easy for us to communicate with our Creator, to make it easy for us to know why we were created to make it easy for us to benefit. You see, to be inspired, and to receive what's intended for us those profits and messages came to us to explain it's like when you get a brand new, you know, you got a brand new computer and you've never used it before. You know the fastest one you know they got they got got five Meg's they got five but they got the four gigahertz for the guy

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who's who's a computer engineer here.

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Yeah, you got four gig. Now they got they got What's up? What's he got?

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axiom? Yeah, so now they don't have a zoo.

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So if I got one of those as a gift, you know, a big computer nice, fast computer. You're the newest, most sophisticated kind, don't you think I would have to get a book with it. I'm asking you. If I got a brand new house, somebody gave me a nice house, maybe a house the size of the school right here is my house. Somebody has to tell me, you know, where the boiler where the plumbing system? You see, you know, they had to tell me where the

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light switches, you know, they said to take me up there Tell me about the roof and how the place was made so I can maintain the place it's right or wrong, where the switches that I would have to have some kind of book to explain that house? I'd have to have a book to explain that computer. If I got a brand new car, you know

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a Ferrari you know or what's the other kind of brother named other night? You know that cost about

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a half million huh? No, no about a million dollars a promo or scholar?

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Yeah, product that is, if I got one of those. And they get you a little booklet with it tell you about all the things and the engine, your semi color with some special alloys and you know the different buttons it's got. And I can take that to know guy in the corner and tell him check it out for me tune it up for me Whatever it is, cuz he wouldn't have the book on it. So if I had a car like that, I would not expect to have a book. If I had a house, I would not expect to have a book. If I got a computer I would not expect to have a book. And if I didn't understand the book,

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who would I call?

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If I understand the book, who would I call?

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I'd call the company and the company has to send out a technician

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I'm asking you now the company said we ain't got no technician

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this year guy on computer like this got a house like did you tell you he got no technician? No, you know, they got a technician because the technician is the one who helped construct the book. And the technician also came from the company who built the car. Okay, so you know the car, the book, The technician, the house, the book technician. So everything has a technician who will explain the book and the book will tell you how to use whatever instrument it is. So now I asked you what is more sophisticated, a computer

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an expensive car, a house or a human being was one of the most sophisticated

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human being

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think about the brain for a minute. Do you think there's any airplane or any rocket ship? Do you think that there's anything in the whole world that operates like the brain?

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I mean, right now you listen to me but you thinking at the same time right? You also think about some other things some of y'all thinking about what you got to do when you leave here when he goes stop talking

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that's how the brain works the brain be working but the brain be thinking about six or seven things at the same time. But I asked you how many people have ever seen something called thought

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nobody ever seen it so where the process of thought come from how the brain function how it works, how to eyeball what you know you know light comes into the eyeball and upside down and then it hits a mirror in the back and makes it right side up you know i saw that i work so how do I work how do I blink? How do I use semi tear and keep them some in the fluid doing how do I focus in breakdown and see light when this light comes the iris Joe sent me the pupil go that like to see and wouldn't like shut down and open back up by itself. How do I work like that?

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You didn't you're not doing it? It works. What automatically? Is it right or wrong?

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The tongue make the tongue talking whisper You know, when singing talk wrapped in line, you know how to make the tongue like that talk all kinds of different languages and flip over and do all kinds of things put all them tastebuds. So you can taste you know, difference between you know, vanilla and curry. Yeah, you know, you can, you can taste sweet salt, you know chocolate, you know, you know, orange mango, I mean, the tongue is able to determine more than 150 different tastes at the same time. Why man know, a blind man got better taste than the ones who see.

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Because God gives the blind man better taste, because he ain't got no eyes, can't see, blind man got better hearing your means and the people you're seeing can see, because God took his took his site for him. So he down here better. So this the way the creative. So I asked you the more sophisticated the human being, or the Ferrari, or the house or the rocket ship, or the computer. Now what's the human being? Because as human beings that made the computer is it human beings that built the house, human beings that assembled the car, it is human beings that have the intelligence to do that. So who gave the human being that intelligence, someone more intelligent, than the human being is right

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or wrong? This is the evidence that we have of the Creator. That's why the creative want to say to us, he says, look at the heavens. Look at the earth. Look at the fish. Look at the birds. Look at the sky. Look at the ocean. Look at yourself. Look at the trees, look at the fruit.

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grow out the ground. Look at the animals that you eat, that you run, you drink something from them, look at the bee that make the money and you break it. You don't say How did honey come inside to be to be going take it from the flower and you take it inside his stomach. And then after he gets to the flower to the hive, he vomit. That's what the bee does. You don't know that? The Pico and get the nectar out the flower takes it inside his stomach processes it go back to the hive. And then he vomits into the hive. The what we call honey.

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But when we eat no we don't call it the vomit.

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We call it honey, if we call our wives and our other honey.

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See, so beautiful that we've given a name. We call other something because it's so beautiful. It's so God tell us look and see around you what we made for you, how we constructed everything for you how we made the earth so you could walk on it, how he made the mountains to keep it still how we made the ocean and let you go into it. And you go down and get pearls out of it and fish women and you can eat from it. You can drink from it. And you can put your houses on the mountains and you can take the trees and benefit and take the leaves and make your houses and make your homes and build your roads and everything all these benefits. God tells us look and see. Did you create any of this?

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No, you didn't. So therefore, who created it? Oh my god. So I say by observation by diagnosis by investigation by evidence,

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it comes to something we call belief.

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Now some people can believe and they only know evidence. Some people believe they only know evidence. That's why prophets and messengers was better than me and you because God created him with a heart that was made for belief.

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They didn't need no evidence. Or they only needed a small amount of evidence. And once God gave them the evidence that they asked for, they had the belief and they obeyed from that point. So you and I, we are given the ability to observe, to make diagnosis, to make investigation, to use the evidence and the faculties of seeing and hearing and tasting and feeling and thinking to be able to arrive at a position of belief.

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Belief believe that what is belief, belief is something that allows you and I to perceive.

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Belief allows me to perceive

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perceive and make adjustments in my life.

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For instance, if I'm up on the roof, and I look down, I believe that if I fall down and hurt myself, right wrong. So that allowed me to make an adjustment and pullback is right. You see belief. When you put your hand first time you touch something that was hot. When you lose a baby. You did like this here. From that point on. You believe that fire was hot. You see belief allows us to make the necessary adjustments in our life.

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Believe allows us to perceive certain things. So fire, you see heat, and cold, and heights, and depth, and darkness and fear, and being wounded, and you know, be gone without food, you see and being lost, or being shot or stabbed, or, you know, being taken out someplace and kidnapped and put in the trunk of a car, put in situations where which you never was prepared for before. When you put now you believe.

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See, now, you can be a believer, but when you in that situation, you'd be saying What? Oh my god.

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How many people been in a situation where they didn't expect to be?

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And they really thought that this was it.

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They really thought to themselves, they're gonna die.

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How many people ever been in a situation like that? Where you really thought to yourself that maybe you wouldn't go see another day that she was gonna die. Something was just it was all over. Or you were just shocked in a situation where you were frightened. Or you saw something that you've never seen before? And just automatically you just say, oh my god. How many people ever did that?

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I did come on. Oh, no.

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No, y'all said oh my god.

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Everybody who never said oh my god.

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Oh, that's a better question. See better say like that. Nobody said, See? Because even even a person who don't go to church

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you're a Christian. I mean, a pagan or person who's a communist sound believe no gods. So when you get scared, what do you say? We say Oh, linen.

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We say Oh, he said, Oh my marks.

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What do you say? What do you say? When you get scared when you get hee hee calling or something? Someone to help him? What do you say? Oh, my comrade. What do you say? No. No, he can say in some language. Oh my god, somebody's calling on God. He said, Don't blame God. Because inside the human being, there's something like knee jerk when he was being getting to a situation that they don't understand. They can't deal with this is like, Oh my god, they can say oh my something.

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They don't call them something. It's like reaching for a straw. They're gonna call on something, they're gonna reach out for something. Because it's natural for the human being that when they get in a situation to reach out for something, or someone outside of themselves. That's what we do. It's like, for instance, if there was a white man who hate all black people, think about that. Um, he hates black people. He hates black babies. He hates black women. He black men all showcase I hate everybody black.

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But let me ask you a question. If he was out in the out in the middle of the river, and he was drowning.

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And the only one that was standing on the show was a man that was like blacker than that microphone.

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And the blind man said, How are you doing that? How you are right. You need some help. He's on what No, no black person. You think he will say that? Now, instinctively, he will say help.

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Anybody, right?

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It is. See this shows when a person is in need. They don't be prejudiced. You have never heard of a prejudicial person that's in need.

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You see, it's like somebody is in a fire in the house trapped up on the roof and the whole, the whole building is on fire. He can't go downstairs. Because the staircase is on fire. The whole building is on fire. So they they get into fire trucks together to try to you know, get the lift up there and all that that he's standing on the edge, you know, and then he looked down, he's black, and he hate all white folks say I hate them crackers. You don't like them crackers? I don't know. And you look down and see numbers of white. He says you know Muslim white

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men down and some Irish and Scottish. You know white folks English. You don't fireman so we say, oh, y'all crackers go back. I don't want I don't want to be saved by the white folk system black five minute I'll be here when they come? No, no, he won't be saved that day, by anybody's right or wrong. This is the nature of the human being. And so I'm saying to you, who's sitting here because my talk right now is really be honest. I understand that maybe two, one or two or three non Muslims are sitting here. And I want that non Muslim here to confirm inside themselves, that there's something inside of us. That is demands belief

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that needs is the empty part of us that requires belief. There's a part of us that cannot be filled with water. It can't be filled with food. It can't be filled with dance. It can't be

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filled with fun, it can't be filled with sex. It can't be filled with things. It can only be filled with belief.

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And that's why we need God in our lives. But now the question becomes now once we got God in our lives, how many?

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See? That's a question now how many.

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So a lot of people say, I do believe in God, but the Libyan getting messed up to go to four Gods five Gods 3000, God 5000, God, God by way of something else that could go if God, if one of the attributes of God is supreme, I can good to be to Supremes.

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Only a music, you know, the Supremes,

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your music room, it was the second group but as the supreme we tell them, we say God, supreme means the most powerful, the highest, nothing greater. So how many springs? Could there be I ask you, how many non Muslims in this room here?

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One to

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two non Muslims only? How many springs? Could it be three? How many Supremes? Could it be? One? So I asked you this question than anybody here is, is like a Buddhist. Nobody have Buddhists

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got a Buddhist you know, they believe that Buddha, they believe every Buddha is the incarnation of God. And then Buddha, whoever take the attributes of Buddha, and they put a little Buddha inside their house, they got a little garden, the house.

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That's why you see all the people Buddhist, they got like a they got a big you know, big belly Buddha. Right? And they got little Buddha, little small Buddha, they were around the neck Big Buddha, they got a house look like Buddha. So everybody is

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the Buddha. You know, but Buddha never told the people to do that. He never told people to make no houses make no statues of him. Because Buddha was just telling people to be peaceful and to worship Almighty God. But those people they like Buddha so much, that they start worshipping Buddha after you die, they put up a temple and they start carving stuff when it until then Buddha became a religion, and now became to have one fifth of the people in the world is worshiping Buddha. But I asked you could Buddha be supreme?

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man he did already.

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So is anybody who is Hindu? Nobody Hindu could have a question. And we don't condemn nobody, because we're not the judges. But how many gods they say how many, how many god they say in the Hindu religion?

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How many gods manifestations of God.

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See,

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and she's honest. Well, I've been to India.

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And I have talked myself with different pundits and different people who follow and they say this

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is something that is more than 3000. Others say more than 5000. Others say countless number of gods, but they say they really God, they just manifestations of God through different attributes. So I say which one of them is supreme.

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None of them can be Supreme, except the one that is creative, all of them is right or wrong. So if one is supreme, then that means who's the greatest,

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only one can be everlasting.

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Only one can be all enduring. Only one can be all powerful. Only one can be all seen. Only one can be all hearing. Only one can be the creator of all the rest of them cannot be God because the creator can be the only one. Because you can't have two Supremes. You can't have two all powerful. And so the first message that we want to establish is that all of us sitting here, I believe that everyone sitting here believes in God, and anybody who don't believe in God. See, so everybody believes in God.

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And by and by consensus, everybody here say there has got to be one God, I mean people who believe there's more than one God.

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You believe in one God.

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So how many people here believe in more than one God?

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Nobody.

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So but but by consensus, the creator is only one.

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So some of us used to be Christians. I mean, I was born. I mean when I say used to be now I don't want nobody to get it wrong now. I'm still a Christian. In this sense. I love Jesus Christ. I love the message of Jesus Christ. I love the mission.

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Jesus Christ, because I know who Jesus Christ is.

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But I know worship of Jesus Christ. Because before I was a Muslim, I was raised up to believe that Jesus Christ was also God.

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That's what I were told. He said that he God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit. Is that right?

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Is any Christian in the room here? And what the people said, but that's what what Jesus, I never said that.

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I look for myself, What am I asked me one day you said, Do you say what they say? I say, Look, I'm just repeating what I heard church. Somebody said, Look, read the Bible. And show me one statement where Jesus said, I am God. And I am God's Son. And I am also the Holy Spirit's. Find out what Jesus said, Jesus.

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gc, the Word of God. See, that's different.

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That's right.

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Yeah, but but the Word of God is just like the order of God. Don't see God's word is just like his order. God ordered Jesus Christ to be born. God ordered the spirit to be inside Jesus Christ. God ordered married to become pregnant, his mother, God ordered Jesus to speak from the cradle. God ordered Jesus to perform miracles. God ordered Jesus Christ to do everything that he did. God made Jesus who he was, and Jesus didn't make God. So the one that was given the order can't be God. Jesus said, I can have my own self do nothing. He said.

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So Jesus said to me, is that clear?

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Can you loan me I got no money.

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But the bank got money.

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say he said, he said, the disciples they said, Rabbi, because you know, in the day language day, we said, Lord, he mean God, when they said, Lord, Lord, they mean God, God, because I got landlord, I pay him rent, but he got

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everybody he got landlord, right, but he The Lord of the land, he The Lord of the worlds, so Jesus said, he said, Rabbi, can you teach us how to pray? So Jesus said, Yeah, I'll teach you how to pray. So it's called the Lord's Prayer. You know, Lord's Prayer, right? was a

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father. He said, my father, he said, Our Father, well, who are Nevin? How will be their name? He said money?

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How would we that name?

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He said, our name.

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Jesus was clear that you know, Jesus was very clear. He said, Hallowed be hallowed me, holy, holy, holy, sacred, be thy name, not my name, not our name. He said, that kingdom come whose kingdom come

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Thy kingdom, not my kingdom, not our kingdom, by kingdom come, that he said, What thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven, Give us this day, our daily bread, everybody said, so if you say Give us this day, including Jesus include itself now, because if he would God, or if he was God, him and God was the same, he will need no bread, good god don't need no bread and drink now. Jesus said, Give us this day our daily bread, that means us, me, him and his mother. So if Jesus and his mother ate bread, the light man you and we eat some doubles, we got to drink some water.

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If I eat me 234 doubles. No, I got a drink some. So Jesus Give us this day, our daily bread. He said that, that made him and his mother and others. So if Jesus Christ drank, and Jesus Christ ate, after you eat and drink, whatever the body don't use, what do the body do with it?

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Got the Euro urinate, you got to dedicate now guarding urinating, and

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then he said, Give us this day, our daily bread and what? And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Jesus asked himself to be forgiven. If Jesus asked for forgiveness, this mean that Jesus himself was a human, and that he could make a sin and that he asked him God for himself and others to be forgiven of his trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And they said, What?

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deliver us from evil and what

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and that is the kingdom

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The power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. Now, does that sound like a man whose God or man praying towards God? No, no.

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There you go. That is. That's right.

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Now I'm gonna get a chance to get a chance to.

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Thank you.

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That's right. That's correct. Okay, but but what I want, I'm gonna take it a little further for you. Cuz we got a we're gonna peel a banana, we're gonna peel the whole banana.

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So we gotta peel the whole banana. Jesus said, I can't have my own self do nothing, that mean that Jesus himself had no power? Because they asked him, they said, they said, Master, by what? signs and miracles? Are you able to cure the sick, and heal the leper and raise the dead? How are you able to do that? He said, I do it by the will of God, for I can't have my own self do nothing. So here he's saying that he ain't got no power. God gives him the power to do whatever he does. He got no power of his own. He clarified for everybody that he got no power of his own. He says, He says, I am Jesus Christ, the one that is sent, and the one that is sent is not greater than the Father. See he making

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it clear?

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That's right, all of us. So now, so I asked you and I asked others because I asked the same question. So where At what time? Did Jesus become God? If he never said he was God, and where Jesus asked somebody to worship Him, where he never asked nobody to worship Him. where that came from? This came from somebody else. And if we examine scripture, well, we'll find out that there's two different Jesus.

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There's a Jesus of history, supported by documentation in his own speech. And there's a Jesus of mystery, which was made up by some other people. Now for us, human beings, we have to ask ourselves, what Jesus is we follow it. What Jesus are we believing in? What Jesus tells me is, the Jesus of Scripture is the Jesus of Scripture, the one that said that I am God, and also the Son of God, and also the Spirit of God all wrapped up in one that will really make no sense to you or me. And if you ask the priests in the church, if you ask the pope today, how you explained that that three in one way them God, okay, godfather? He said, at the top, God, the sun, he said, on the side, the Holy

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Spirit, he said, over there, or do they all sit on one line? Or do they all sit perpendicular how they sit? who speak? Hmm, as a mystery. That's why I say Jesus of mystery. Now, God, no mystery. God is a God that have revealed Himself through his attributes to Moses into Abraham, and to Solomon and to David and all those prophets, they commune with God. They spoke with God, they followed God's order. God wrote his scripture down for them, wrote it on their hearts, voted on stone, caused them to manifest it, pass it on to other people, the same God, Abraham is the same God that Jesus, the same God and Moses, the same God of Jesus, the same God of Solomon, and David is the same God of

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Jesus, the God of Moses, and Abraham was no spirit was no mysterious God. How could the God of Jesus be a mysterious God? God, he never was no mystery. God made himself plain at all times and places for everybody, but not God. What? No, sir, because he Moses said, Oh, god, I'm searching for you. Can't you let me just see you, Moses, God, I just need to see you just for my faith. God said, you never know man has ever seen God and lived.

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God said, Moses, no man seen God and live. But Moses, if you want to see me, look over that mountain over there. When Moses looked over the mountain, when he saw a burning bush, and the brightness of it knocked him down and knock them out. That wasn't god, that was just a light that God made for both Moses to show Moses, Moses, you ain't gonna be able to see me. But I'll send my message to you so you can hear me. So prophets have heard the voice of God, and prophets were sent a messenger by God, that messenger was the angel Gabriel. That's the Spirit. The Spirit that came to Jesus, Gabriel Spirit came to Moses, Gabriel Spirit came to Abraham gave a Gabriel the spirit that came to john the

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baptist, get a Gabriel, the spirit that came due to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, Gabriel, that same great spirit came to those prophets, but all of God and brought them revelation, but that spirit, that angel that came from God, that

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Ain't no pot of God. That's just God's Spirit. So when we say God sent Jesus as a word,

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here you Israel, the Lord thy God is one.

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And thou shalt not worship anyone along with the Lord thy God.

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Okay, nothing in the heavens, nothing in the earth, and nothing in the sea below. That's the first commandment. Here you're Israel, the Lord thy God is one. So Jesus Christ, it verted the greatest of all the commandments is that commandment, love the Lord thy God with all the hot and

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all that all that spirit.

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Ah, yes, right? Of course, of course that but that don't mean you seen God in the flesh? No. Who ever seen Moses was able to witness God?

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Now you're okay. But we don't want to get abstract. What are we talking about? Jesus said, Jesus, he meant that, because he couldn't have meant that because he made it clear to everybody. Jesus was articulate in his speech. If Jesus wanted to say that he could have said that he could have said, I am God worship me. But he never said that.

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He could have said, I am God, worship me.

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But Jesus wouldn't have that Jesus would never say that. And secondly, no prophet of God ever said that Jesus was a pearl.

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He was a pearl, on a necklace of prophets. Jesus wasn't by himself. God created many prophets,

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as pearls for the human beings to guide them, to inspire them. God said all these prophets at different times and places, Jesus was one of the pearls and what he called himself, he called himself the Messiah. Is that correct? What the Messiah, the Messiah is the one that is anointed, the one that is appointed. So did he anointed himself? Did he appoint himself? No, he was anointed by God, and he was appointed by God. So he was a slave of God. He wasn't God Himself. Secondly, Jesus Christ was a teacher. He was a teacher and a preacher. Secondly, Jesus Christ brought something called what, what he brought, what was his message God, the good news gospel. So he would bring in

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good news, glad tidings he was given to the people, he was given the people predictions, he was given them the evangel. So he was speaking to them good news of what's gonna happen after them. So he told them when they was in the garden of just 70, you remember that? When it was in the garden of just 70 in that upper room up there, let me just talk about that conversation, make this thing clear here. When it was up, and I got the upper garden up there, and the upper room up there, and they said to him, they said, Oh, Master, what's gonna happen to us, when you leave us remember that, cuz he said, I got to leave you, I got to leave you. So be it. If I leave you, if I don't leave, if I

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don't leave, the comfort of will not come.

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Ah, he said, for the comfort will come and you will know him. And the way you're gonna know him is that when he comes, He will speak of me. That's number one. Number two, when it comes, He will make all things playing for you that your hearts and your minds are not prepared for now, when this when the Comforter comes, He will not speak from himself. But whatever He hears from God, that's what he will speak. Okay. And when the comfort comes, he will explain all things to you in detail. That's what he said. He went on by itself. He said, I got to leave, but somebody else gonna come, he'll be the Comforter, and he gave the characteristics. He's speaking about somebody coming after him who

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can fulfill what he was unable to fulfill. Because Jesus, you know, he on his ministry, the ministry of Jesus Christ was how long

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I'm saying the ministry of Jesus Christ was how long?

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Three years. That's it. Three years. He wasn't sent as a he was not sent as a general. He was not sent me as a president. He wasn't sent as a ruler, he was not set as a father, he was not set in some way as a as a husband. He was not set for that. He was only set with the good news.

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But the gospel and so Jesus Christ made it plain that as a human being, he was limited. As a human being. His mission also was limited. His his his mission was dependent upon someone else coming after him. And also He even gave the characteristics of him. He said that when he comes, He will not speak from himself. But whatever He hears from God, that's when he will speak. So what man came up to Jesus Christ, and say that I heard from God for the same Ah, the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Jesus Christ prophesied the Prophet Muhammad the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon them. Confirm Jesus

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Yes, okay we it whoever wants to say that Jesus Christ was talking about the angel Gabriel, we can say that. But Angel Gabriel came to all the prophets. So Jesus Christ could have been talking about the angel Gabriel, Angel Gabriel came to all the prophets, he was talking about a man that would come to fulfill the word, some of the man that will come and fulfill the prophecy, a man that will come in and say, and explain all things in detail that he was not able to say, a man that will come after him, there will not be the need of another prophet, another messenger to come after him. Now, that is a, that is a prospective answer. But that don't have to be the answer. Every human being is

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still left up to determine for themselves, what they want to follow, whether they want to say that Jesus is God, whether they want to say that Abraham is God, whether they want to say the day of God, whether they want to say there's five gods, or 5000 gods, or whether it is one God, our proposition is that there's none to be worshipped except Almighty God.

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And when we say there's done to be worship, except Almighty God, we don't mean no angels. We don't mean no prophets. We don't mean No, no inspired people. We don't mean people. We don't mean animals, we mean only the Creator Himself. We mean, there's none reverse except the Almighty God, the God of Abraham, Almighty God, the God of Abraham, of Moses, of Solomon, of David, of john the baptist. You see of Ezekiel, you see of Solomon, we have john the baptist, Jesus Christ, the same God of Muhammad, the same God of all the prophets, who created the heavens and earth, and everything, but the God of Paradise, the God of the Hellfire, the goddess of the human beings, who gave them life,

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who gave them fruits, who gave them sight, and gave them hearing this to God, our proposition to the people here who have any kind of belief in God is to bear witness that there's only one God, to bear witness that there's none to be worshipped except Almighty God. So our proposition is this, to whoever the non Muslim, to bear witness to acknowledge to say, I bear witness that there's none of the worship except Almighty God, because the prophets came with that message. That's the first message for we get into, for we get into the church. Before we get into the Scripture. Before we get into talking about the prophets themselves. We say that the first message is to say,

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the same as La ilaha illAllah. Here, your Israel the Lord, that God is one he or people sitting here, the Lord thy God is one. Now how many people here who's a non Muslim can bear witness that there's nothing to be worshipped except the Creator who can hold up their hand and say that?

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One who else here is a non Muslim can bear witness that there's done to be worshipped except the Creator, to anybody else who has a non Muslim cumberbund is that there's none to be worshipped the Creator.

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Okay, that's true. Okay, so now, that's one proposition. Now, the next proposition is how do we worship the creator? We worship the creator through scripture

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through Scripture, because I can't work my way. You can't watch good a Yo, wait, whoa, wait, they weigh his way hurt. They were no we got to work through Scripture. So who was scripture brought to me and you are prophets?

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asked

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was what scripture brought to you? Yeah, me, or scripture was brought to profits,

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and passed on to us.

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Yes, God said scripture to profits, and profits, lived it. And we witnessed it. And from us witnessing it, we became the followers of prophets.

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It's a very clear formula, no mystery about it. The people who followed Abraham, follow the scripture that God set down to Abraham, the people that followed Moses, follow the Scripture, God set down to Moses, the people that follow Jesus, the companions of Jesus, the disciples of Jesus, they follow the Scripture, God set down to Jesus, and scripture, the people that follow the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them. They follow the scripture that God sent down to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon because God is not a mystery God, he communicates with human beings. In the same way he has always communicated with them. He sends his angel down to his

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prophet, and that gives that Prophet scripture and that scripture to be followed. This is the way that God has communicated with his creatures. Now, sure, you and I, we got some inspiration inside us. God inspired us in dreams. God inspired us with some words, God inspired us to some feelings, but that a scripture, scripture is something that God spoke to an angel, Angel spoke to a profit and that profit and memorize it, and that Prophet, pass it on to others who memorize it, and that scripture became enshrined, and that's what we follow. So I'm calling upon you, as a Christian. I'm calling upon

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yourself as a, as a Hindu, or whatever we might culturally or ethically want to call ourselves to be a person that is believing in God, one God. And then a person who is acknowledging that God speaks to us through Scripture, because scripture is law. And law is to be obeyed scripture in passion, scripture in a healing scriptures, not pleasure, scripture in how you think, and how I think scripture is what is written by the hand of God was spoken by God and given the prophets, it's revealed it become law. So scripture is also legislation, it is also education, it is also inspiration, but who it comes from, Almighty God, who has given to prophets passed on down to us.

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Now the first man, first Prophet was Adam.

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No doubt, God created Adam, before he created his mate.

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And then to give him pleasure, and to give him company to see and to and to make him whole. Then God put Adam to sleep, and God took out his rib and made from that his mate and so when he woke up and saw he loved up that's why he called his mate how why,

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how Why are we say Eve? Because an Arabic the word How would it mean

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passion

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and you see the difference between man and woman them to the man or woman is evident the woman she emotional.

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So the word delayed the name the name Eve, or how Why is it proper for the woman, she emotional, more emotional than men now some men today become almost like women, so they get emotional too. But you know, but the nature of a man usually the beat the whole thing down. Nature man, usually the govern, nature manages when when a rat run across the floor, the man don't jump up on the table. See the nature the nature of a man to be jump up on the table when the rat come nature, the manager, bam, kill them, right, you know, so the man's reaction different from the rational woman. But you know, over the time, men start assimilating the characteristics of women. And then women start

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assimilating the characteristics of men. So you got women, they say, I don't know, man, I don't know what they got.

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You know, when you get a woman's only need no man. So you'd be wondering to yourself, what they got what they use it.

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And some men say only a woman. So it's clear where they are, you know, sugar daddies, or whatever they call them. So you know, so the thing is, we human beings, we need in our lives, inspiration, we need in our lives, education, and we need in our lives, we need our lives, inspiration, and we need legislation, the legislation that God sent the education that God sent the inspiration God said, that's the Scripture, we sent it to his prophets, first man, first Prophet, Adam,

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last prophet, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them. Now, those of you who sitting here who would not agree, of course, you would not agree if you never read about Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon them? If you've never read about him, if you don't know his relationship with Jesus Christ, if you don't know you understand me that he was the one that fulfilled with Jesus Christ prophesied, if you don't know that he confirmed Jesus Christ in His birth in his mother, okay, and his life and his miracles and everything. If you don't know that in the Quran, there's a chapter which is dedicated just to the mother of Jesus Christ called Mary, is it Muslims? Say, no

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Quran, the Prophet Jesus, the messenger Jesus name is mentioned 27 times in the Quran, but the name of the Prophet Muhammad peace and rest of the poem, I think it's only named four times, see, see how Almighty God confirmed Jesus Christ, to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them as Jesus Christ, he prophesied the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them. So I would, I would encourage a non Muslim, I would encourage you, rather than for you to be skeptic, rather than for you to be prejudicial, rather than for you to be like ignorant just for you to ignore something I would suggest for you go to the SEC, if you don't want to read the Quran, don't read it. Go to the

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Encyclopedia Britannica. You don't ain't lying because that's the you know, that's like a book that's been put together by like about 30,000 scholars all over the world, so they can't be like lying on each other. So go to the Encyclopedia Britannica, see what to say about Islam, see what to say about Muhammad, see what to say about the Quran. And then you see what the Quran says about Jesus Christ, what Islam said about Jesus Christ, you see that Jesus Christ life, Jesus Christ prophecy, Jesus Christ legacy is also in the Quran, and the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. He taught us to love Jesus Christ. Just like we love all the other prophets. In fact, our

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we tell Christians like this

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I compete with you and your love for Jesus Christ, I compete.

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I love Jesus Christ more than most people who say, hey, Christians, I love Jesus Christ. Because I know Jesus Christ says,

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You can't love someone that you don't know. You can love someone just because somebody else told you about them. You can only know somebody if you know somebody if you got the evidence of somebody. So we can take the 112 statements of Jesus Christ about himself and isolated. And you see that Jesus Christ never said he was God. But Jesus Christ was called a servant. Also in the Bible, how many times Jesus Christ called himself what he called himself, that man of what?

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Nazareth is that when he called us up, that man of Nazareth, that's what he called us, oh, also, Jesus Christ, call us our Prophet. He's a prophet has not given Allah and his own house he said that. See, Jesus Christ comes as a prophet, Jesus Christ, Himself, a man just called self that man from Nazareth, the disciples of Jesus Christ, what they used to call him, Rabbi, Rabbi, okay, English, just say, Lord, but don't mean Lord of lords, King of kings, because Jesus Christ, what not saying that about himself. So we love Jesus, and we recognize Jesus, and we follow what Jesus said, all the way to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them. When we follow the Prophet

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Muhammad peace, be upon them, we follow in Jesus Christ. When we are honoring the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them. We honor Jesus Christ and all the prophets of Almighty God. When we say there's going to be worship except Almighty God, we tell him the God of Jesus, the God of Mary, the God of Abraham, the God of Moses, the God of humanity, and the God of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, because Almighty God brought revelation to a close to the Quran, Almighty God perfected the religion for humanity to follow through Islam. You see, an almighty God brought prophecy and messenger ship from human beings, to a close and completion to the life of the Prophet

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Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them. So our proposition to the non Muslims, our proposition to them, when I say to you, you must do anything, but our proposition is that you read that you investigate, because through reading and through investigation, your mind can open up. And when your mind open up, then you will see sometimes mistakes that you made, you could see the beauty of Revelation, then you can see the truth of matters, not just what you were told, not just what you believe, but you can now see more with your mind. So I say, if you never read the Quran, go home and read it. If you never read about the Prophet Muhammad peace, be upon them, go home and read about

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him.

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Know what Islam is because Islam is the religion of all the prophets.

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Because Islam means submission to the will of Almighty God, and what Jesus preach submission to the will of Almighty God, what Moses preached submission to the will of Almighty God, what Abraham preach submission to the will of Almighty God, what David preach submission to the will of Almighty God, what Solomon preach submission to the will of Almighty God. So submission to the will of Allah God, the meaning of that in Arabic is Islam. Islam submission

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to the will of Almighty God, not submission to my world, but submission to the world of Almighty God, the one who submits is a Muslim. So that means that Abraham was what

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a Muslim and Moses was what a Muslim, David was, what a Muslim as it was, what his smile was, what Solomon was what john the baptist was what Jesus Christ was what and Mohammed was what Muslim, Muslim domina man from the Middle East, Muslim domain, somebody from India or Pakistan, Muslim domina smile from Nigeria, from Nairobi, Kenya, on South Africa. That's not what Muslim mean. There might be more Muslim in those places, then is in places other places. But that's not what Muslim means. Muslim is anybody black or white male or female, tall or short? Who is rich or poor? or Muslim? is the one dismissed? Oh, my God, a Muslim is the one that recognizes there's no only

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there's none be recognized except Who? Almighty God. A Muslim is the one that recognizes that prophets will sit with Scripture from Almighty God, a Muslim was the one that believes in the Day of Judgment. A Muslim is the one that believes in the angels of Almighty God. A Muslim is the one that believes in the scriptures of Almighty God. A Muslim is the one that believes in being resurrected after death. A Muslim is the one that believes in paradise as a reward. A Muslim is one that believes in Hellfire as a punishment. A Muslim is the one that knows that Almighty God has placed us in this world to be tested. put us in this world to work for us in this world to accomplish put us

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in this world to bear witness. A Muslim is one that knows this. And that's the case then all the people who's inspired with a problem.

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Or follows the prophets was all Muslim. So our proposition for you today, see is to be one of those who submit, is to accept in your life. Almighty God is one, accepting your life, the prophecy of Almighty God and the prophets who brought that prophecy, to accept in your life, the day of judgment, accepting your life resurrection after the death, except in your life that God sent scripture, to accept in your life that you go and die. And you will go to be questioned and accountable for and to accept in your life, that if you do good deeds, you will be rewarded with paradise. And if you disbelieve in God, and if you rebel, and if you reject them, Pat did Hellfire

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is a place that God has made as a prison as a hospital for the people that reject it. And for the people who were rebellious in this life, God will judge them and place them in hell, we're not the ones that say nobody go to hell.

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I can't tell him I can't say I can't get angry with somebody. So you need to go to hell. I can't say that. Go to hell don't belong to me, who hell belongs to.

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Just like, if I'm happy with somebody, I can't say them go to Paradise.

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Because paradise don't belong to me who paradise belongs to Almighty God, I want to say I can say that person is if you keep on doing what you're doing and disobedience to God, you are on your way to hell. But if you are decent, you see upright in joining the right forbidding Iran and spreading good message and doing good deeds and raising your children and praising Almighty God you on a path going to

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paradise. That's what we can say. So the Islamic proposition is a proposition calling people to the hereafter. God, this life is short, just life is short. This life is so short that it's just like this, just like this border, like this border like that. Life is like that. We think we don't get all we got time. But life is like this here.

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It's that quick, gone, finished.

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How many of you sit in this room here can remember when you were jumping rope and running around and playing ball and eating candy, you had been overweight, you had to worry about nothing. You just had to duck in and eaten and play and you end up there how many people can remember that?

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I can remember. I mean, my mind is so far gone. I ain't that sophisticated, educated. I don't remember back then. I remember when I was three, four or five years old, I remember.

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But here we are. Now some of us sitting in this room right here. Some of us in this room right here is 65 7075. You know, looking down at the grave grave almost in our face.

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And we still haven't reconciled our relationship with God. And that's what you got to do. You got to reconcile your relationship with Almighty God. And there's got to be nobody in between you and God. See, nobody, nobody in between you and God between us and God, no, and the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon he's not between us and God.

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Moses ain't between us. And God, Abraham ain't between us. And God, Jesus ain't between us and God, on their judgment, they'll be us and God and His judgment. And on that day, every human being who lived on this earth will be subject to God's mercy, or his forgiveness and his judgment. So what our proposition is to the non Muslim is that you bear witness that there's none we worship except Almighty God that you accept scripture, that you accept prophecy in your life, and that you'll be one of those people that Submit.

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Now, you don't want to be a Muslim because you think Muslims is Asians.

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To be honest with you, I'm glad I learned about Islam before I met Muslims.

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Because there's a difference between Islam and Muslims. Muslims are the people who profess to believe just like, you know, the difference between Jesus Christ, a believer, a prophet, a messenger, a Messiah, and the people who call themselves Christians. I mean, people call themselves Christian slaves.

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I mean, y'all should know that some of y'all are descendants of slaves in here. 110 million slaves was taken out of Africa. 110 million. I say like, you know, to be crying about 6 million people was killed in Germany.

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I don't even know if it was 6 million, but they say 6 million. So we say that's a Holocaust, what they call it. 6 million Jews was slaughtered in Germany. So we say call that what the Holocaust Is that right? So if that was a Holocaust, then what would you call 100 and 10 million slaves taken out of Africa. What kind of cost is that?

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One in 10 million, only 40 million ever made it? Only 40 million ever made it to land. So what other

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70 million

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in the Atlantic Ocean. So who did that? Christians on people who's gone so Christian they want everyone follows Jesus Christ, but they would call themselves Christian. You know, there was people who did from from from Spain, Portugal, right, right. Portugal, Germany, France,

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America, Great Britain almost conspired, taking slaves, keeping slaves for 250 years, you know, and didn't tell the slave to be Christian. And Matter of fact, most of y'all sit in this room here from Trinidad, who's Christian, your ancestors were slaves, and they was made Christians. Many of you came from West Africa, he was Muslim before.

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But you ain't never took the time to study that you just can't swallow what somebody keep giving you.

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I'm saying to you, I'm saying to you that God's justice and God's mercy is not painted in the colors of people. Don't be looking at people and judging God, don't be looking at people in judging scripture. Don't be looking at people use them in judging God's mercy, his forgiveness, or God's religion, no, look straight to God's word, look straight to God's religion, look straight to the example of the prophets look straight. Because God, he put nothing between us now and scripture, we can look at scripture, and we can see. So my proposition is a person passing through, because that's all I'm doing is passing through a

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couple of weeks from now, I'll be on my way somewhere else. Who knows, it might be God, well, I could die here or die in an airplane crash, or I could be able to play whatever I'm saying, I'll be somewhere else. I'm passing on through. But in being here, one of the things that I was ordered to do, or I was inspired to do, or a plan to do that, if I meet a non Muslim, give them this proposition. Cuz that was Jesus word, what Jesus came with, what's the gospel? What is the gospel as a good proposition?

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What's good news? If somebody knock on my door, man, they got a $50,000 check that somebody left me that good news.

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A religious but that is good news. Now.

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You see,

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you see if I go to the doctor

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to get a checkup, and I thought you'll send me you know, that he checked me and said, Look, I gotta do some more tests, because I'm a little bit worried. I seen something, you know, that seemed like, you know, maybe you got a tumor in your brain, or, you know, the city you got, I seen a lump in your breasts, or whatever it is. And now you get all messed up and said, Oh, man, you said, Well, I'm gonna do some tests. I'll let you know, a couple of weeks. So during a couple of weeks, how are you feeling? You'd be like, Oh, man, I got man, I got breast cancer. I got man, I might have an aneurysm or something. You know, whatever it is, you go back to the doctor, and the documentation, look, I

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checked everything. And we find nothing. You're in good shape. How I feel is that good news.

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So that's what we live in for good news, a good proposition. So think about it.

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Think about the proposition I'm making to you. I ain't calling you to me. I ain't calling you to the mosque. I ain't calling you to know Muslims. I'm not calling you know, people. I'm calling you to Scripture. I'm calling you to God. I'm saying the worship Almighty God and don't associate no partners with God. I'm calling you to the to the example of the prophets of Almighty God, the first and the last. I'm calling you to the best of human beings, the prophets and messengers of Almighty God, I'm calling you to paradise. I'm calling you to a way that will save you from the hellfire. I'm calling you to something that will help you out on the day, when there will be nobody else to help

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you out except your good deeds. I'm calling you that. Now. It'd be up to you. If you want to reject this and say, oh, that man was crazy. You could say that's up to you. Let me know. If I got my lunch bucket. You ain't got no lunch, you will say I'm crazy. That's up to you.

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I'm calling you to a proposition that may help you out on the Day of Judgment. And I asked you for no money when you pass no bucket around here. We don't need no money from nobody. It's up to you. You can take it or you can leave it.

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When Noah was building that boat up on top of that mountain of debt, what do people say? What kind of food is he?

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What kind of food is he? He built a boat? And it's up on the mountain?

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So after he finished the boat, how are you gonna get the boat down from the mountain? Ah ha ha. Yeah. What kind of food is he?

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He built a boat up on top of the mountain. Can you believe that? And that's what they were telling me about looking at food. He can stuff all the way up the mountain. And he hammered hammered Bang, bang, bang, bang. And he just said Look, look, I'm telling y'all get your act together. Because in a little while you're gonna know what I'm doing. Ha ha they clapping they laughing everything yeah, until the start drip, drip, drip.

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Drip. You know how the rain started here? Did the pitter patter pitter patter? Start rain rain rain. It rained for about an hour.

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Moses he closing up shop. I mean, no, he closed up shop. No. So you see the animal they come and fly in and move it up. It's a metal door, is it the walls are coming now that it rained for days. And now when rainfall day, they start seeing what was going on the rain for two days, it rained for three days. Now they see that everything stopped moving. You don't wanna start raining three days in a row, they start floating.

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Now they can see why he put it up on a mountain. Because soon the wall that reached up to the top of the mountain, you want to reach the top of the mountain who in the boat.

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Mo, Noah and all those who got on a boat, whatever

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it was that haha. They were saying.

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See?

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See. So sometimes those who laugh and be saying somebody stupid or crazy, or he odd all these guys sit up there with a hat on his head with that red beard, he taught me all that Islamic stuff.

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You better think about it. Because I asked you for nothing.

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I'm making an appeal to you not because you black or because you poor. If you want to become a Muslim, that's up to you. You don't want to become a Muslim, that's also up to you. God don't need you to be no Muslim God don't need you to bow down God don't need you to do nothing. God got angels that's in prostration. From the time they was created. God got angels going around the throne praising him syste was created. God got angels destined and a bow and position since they was created. God got so many angels praising him, he don't even need no creatures like human beings to praise him and the angels praise and ain't got no intelligence. So what God needs us to do, God

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don't need us to do nothing. God offer us a proposition. And proposition God offer us is to worship him and say there's none to be worshipped except Him. God is the author's proposition to follow His prophets and messengers, God, God offers the proposition to do righteous deeds. God offers us a proposition for his mercy and His forgiveness, that we meet him on a day of judgment, we will begin to good judgment, and he will forgive our sins and our shortcomings. And if we didn't associate no partners with him, then he will give us paradise how many people like that proposition?

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See,

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see that proposition. That's the proposition that God offers to his people. And that's the proposition we offer today. Now, look,

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most of the people here already, you know, Muslims, now know what kind of Muslim was because I can't read it. Nobody's hearts and you know, can't Muslim, so we will make no judgments. But if this is, whoever is Muslim already, then you already under the covenant,

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to bear witness worship, except Almighty God and dead Mohammed's the Prophet, prophet of Almighty God, and to perform to pray and to pay the pay to charity, and fast in the month of Ramadan, and also to make pilgrimage once in your life to the to the house that Abraham and his son built in commemoration of Almighty God, all the Muslims is under that covenant already. But there may be one or two people here, they enter that covenant yet, the covenant of Abraham and the prophets, they enter that covenant, they bear witness, formerly.

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And we say that when we break up here, when we end our little talk here, we won't put nobody on the spot.

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See if there's somebody who wants to testify openly, clearly and declare that there's nothing to be worshipped except Almighty God. You see, and to acknowledge the final prophet of Almighty God, whoever wants to do that, then this would be a good time. Why? Because you don't know if you're gonna live tomorrow. You can say, I won't think about it. I might do that tomorrow. You don't know. But no, tomorrow,

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tomorrow and guaranteed Nobody.

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Nobody don't know. You just know boy, go to sleep. Don't wake up tomorrow. And go sleep no, wake up tomorrow.

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So whatever you want to do, if there was a check that was ready for you today, if somebody calls you up and said there was a check left for you? Would you like to get that check today? Or you'd like us to hold it till tomorrow? What would you say?

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My check now. I won't see my check holding my hands. I won't sleep my check.

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If you can bring that check to me right now. Bring it please. Matter of fact, I'll spend my last month and get me a cab to come get that check. See, right wrong.

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So anything that we think is of value, we would not leave it like that. So look, if there is some words that might be able to satisfy your position with God, just a word, when talking about no deeds, we just talked about a word

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that it is better for you to say that word today.

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bear witness says none to be worshipped except by Almighty God. You see, bear witness that Muhammad is the prophet of Almighty God, bear with us at least that he is a profitable mighty God bear witness to the profits of Almighty God. I mean, whatever you want to put

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bear witness to prophecy bear witness shall submit to Scripture, their witnesses not to be worshipped except oh my god and do that today. Now, if there's someone you came here with and you feel more comfortable, you know say that and they come when they come in, if you ain't ready to say nothing right now right now because you've got something else going on inside you. I find Wait for a minute, think about it. You don't ask someone God give you time to think about it and and leave it like that because we know judges are nobody can we don't dish out the time is right or wrong. It's up to everybody to do what they want to do. Life is not in our hands. It's in whose hands time is

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not in our hands in rent. God judgment not in our hands is in whose hands God so at the bottom line, we only call them people to God. And we only call them people to goodness. And all we try to do is do the work of the prophets of a Muslim that is what you know enjoying the right bid the wrong call the people the good deeds, call the people out of the Hellfire tell the people out there don't be drinking no alcohol because you know we've got alcohol you flip out you're gonna change up Don't be drink Don't be taking no drugs, can we take them drugs? The whole world change on you. So don't be Don't be selling no drugs, can we selling drugs, you're selling death to yourself and selling death

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and destruction to others. You see, don't be gambling go when you're gambling. You take in all what you earned, and what you don't beg from everybody else. And you're gonna put that on a on a shooter dice. And you know what happened with that when you be shooting dice and playing cards. Sometimes you win. The way they got it all set up. Just if you go on to the

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places

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the casino you know, the casino is set up to take your money. Now anybody who goes into the casino gambling is a fool.

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Gonna get you will never win at the casino. If you stay there long enough. If you do win, they will take all that from you. And they get all set up to win all the time. So whoever gambling should already know that you lost more than you ever will gain. Because that's the way it's set up. And so Islam tell us don't gamble. Islam, tell us don't drink. Islam, tell us don't use no drugs. Islam. Tell us Don't forget, don't commit no adultery. Islam, tell us don't steal. Islam. Tell us Don't lie. I'm asking you. Is that good or as bad? as good.

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That's what Islam tell us not to do. Don't lie. Don't steal, don't cheat. Don't fall in a cave. Don't commit adultery. Don't use no drugs. No alcohol, don't gamble. But now there's some Muslims who still do that. But that's not our business that's on them. But we say in the prophets of Almighty God told us this. And if we embrace that today, this will be better for you inshallah. Now, since I know right now, there's only two people said here they non Muslims. The gentleman back here, right there. And the lady over here. Is that right?

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The gentleman right there. And the lady right there. said they're not as anybody else's non Muslim. Yeah.

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Anybody else? Huh?

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Last hamdulillah So, Sir,

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what's your name?

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Eli.

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Albert ilahi as the Muslim name

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you know, Albert a lie.

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Yeah, Albert lie. It means oggy What's your name mean? See Albury.

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Albury very is one of the names of the Creator. Albury Oh, is the originator.

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the originator Albert comes from L body. And Illa he means of God, but from Arabic. So already Your name is part of the the testimony La Ilaha. Illa. Allah, your name Isla de Oui c'est la ilaha illa Allah. So your ancestors, grandfather, Muslims. They had with them the testimony that there was none to be worship except Almighty God, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, but one of them. Some of your ancestors. Somebody split off on that and adopted another faith, another concept, another practice, and we don't want to judge what it is. We're gonna say that because it's not for us to be judging. But I just like to say to you, Mr. Albert, LA. Do you bear witness isn't under worship

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except for money. God.

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Ha.

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You bet wisdom diversity, several men of God. That he is one without no partners. Okay, that's good. Do you bear witness? Do you know anything about the Prophet Mohammed?

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ah

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Do you believe that?

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Yes, you do. Oh, you Muslim

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okay.

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Anyway, in your heart and your testimony, you will be judged for what you say you believe that there is no reverse except Almighty God, and that Muhammad is the last prophet. You will be judged for that. And what you do with it will be up to you. What's your name, ma'am?

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Lila, Bihari Bihari

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the Harris. Is that correct?

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The hours. Yes. Lila.

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Do you bear witness is going to be worshipped except for mighty God.

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Yes. And what you read about or have you heard about the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him?

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And what you read about this man? Do you see in him goodness? Can you bear witness? He is also a prophet of Almighty God. Yes. Okay, then. Do you have a sister here? Who's a friend of yours or a neighbor of yours?

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Who's that?

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The brother there. Okay, then I would say to you, you see, Aki, then, to me, what she just said, is the acknowledgement that there is none reverse except Almighty God, that Muhammad is the prophet of Almighty God. Now, what we need to do you see is that we take the next step to make the declaration

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to say la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah. You see, to say that statement or to say the declaration, I shall do an la ilaha illallah wa shabu Muhammad Rasulullah. Because we accept what she just said, and we are witnesses if she died, and we die. On the day of judgment, we will be witnesses what we heard of her, is that right or wrong.

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But now, but she needs to know what she said. And we need to say it would be advisable for her to say the proclamation and its full formula. But since you're the person that brought her here, maybe you can advise her that and the next time we come back to see her or you bring her to see us, then we can give the formula to her completely. Can we can you Will you take that responsibility, brother. Okay, now. Now what I like to do is open up this to open up the table for some questions. Now Muslims don't ask your questions.

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No, no, no. All right. Listen, Muslim, don't ask no questions. Why? Because we don't want to be taken up the time of other people. So if there's a non Muslim in this room, an observer in this room, maybe you're not a Christian, maybe you're not a Hindu, maybe you're not a Muslim. You don't know what you want to call yourself. But you have a question about what I said. Then I say, I'll take that question about what I said and do my best to answer it. Brothers.

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Brothers, I would ask you to shallaki please try to hold because I'm sure we got one or two questions. Mr. Mr. Albert.

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Come, come come over here.

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Come over here.

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Yes.

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SPIRIT and in TRUTH means that you must worship God with sincerity. And you must only speak the truth. Okay. It don't mean nothing abstract. Because our faith can only be based upon what God said, because we know God spoke the truth. But men don't necessarily speak the truth. So now, what we know God said is in Scripture. What is in Scripture means that what scriptures God said, God sent the law of Moses, God sent the scripture of Abraham, God sent the wisdom of Solomon, God sent me the word, the books of David, and God sent the gospel of Jesus Christ. And God said to court and to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them. So the truth is manifested in these scriptures.

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That's what we follow. Now, you and I have feelings, premonitions, emotions, ideas and vision. But that ain't truth, truth of Scripture. So when God said, worship me in spirit and in truth, that means spirit me inside your heart with sincerity and in truth, following the Scripture.

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When Jesus

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hoo said that,

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he said, Holy Spirit, but he said the Holy Spirit, but no, no, Mr. Mr. Albert, hold it now. Just wait a minute.

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Now, I know you NGO lounge, Jesus and angle lounge Jesus. So now quote to me what Jesus said, and not what we gather from that. did Jesus say the Comforter is the Holy Spirit? Aha. All right. So let's, let's clear that up. Then he said that the Holy Spirit was the comforter. He didn't say that. That's what Paul said. Paul told us that, but Paul was no prophet.

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No, no, Paul was Saul.

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apostle. No, no, we hold it now. No, no, no, Paul was a self made apostle. There were tribal apostles. One was one was the one betrayed Jesus Christ, what was his name? Judas right. Then there was 11. Now of those 11 was was so one of them. No. So those of us who are seeing Jesus is right or wrong. Those ones who sat with Jesus right? Those what the hell Jesus right. There was a witness his miracles, those ones I mean, that that was in that upper room with him right? saw what that was what we saw.

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Ah, now Mr. llahi. Let's go there. Now, I'll tell you what Saul was. Saul was a bounty hunter. Saul was a pagan. Saul was an apostate not an apostle. Saul was an apostate from his Jewish faith. He was a bounty hunter, killing Christians and getting money for it. And then later on, after Jesus was lifted up, Paul said that he was on the road to Damascus, is that right? And he was riding a horse with somebody else's right. He said, he heard a voice, right. And he saw light, right? And he fall off his horse. Right? And then he heard a voice say, Paul Paul Rogers kick against the stones, hmm. And then he said, Paul, I have appointed you as an apostle. So he said, Paul said, the apostate, the

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bony Hunter, the killer of Christians. He said, I heard a voice. But those that were riding with him, they heard no voice. Those that ride with him. They say no, like, those I was riding with him. Daisy, no, no, no vision. Paul Soto vision, Paul sodalite. Paul heard the voice. And Paul appointed himself as an apostle.

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No, no, Jesus. I never said that. Paul never seen Jesus. And Jesus never seen Paul.

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No, no, no, no, no, no, no, Mr. Ely. I asked you who we believe those apostles who was with Jesus, or man who never saw Jesus, who's in the best position to say what Jesus said, Those who was with Jesus, or man who never seen Jesus. All right, Paul was one of them. So your interpretation about the Holy Spirit, your interpretation about the three in one, your interpretation about Jesus being the son of God, this came from Paul, none of the apostles ever said that. And when Paul came to Bethlehem, when Paul came back to Damascus, when Paul came back to Jerusalem, and he met the apostles, what did they say about him?

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They rejected him. They never accepted what he was saying. And they ran him out of Jerusalem. So if the apostles who's what Jesus rejected Paul and Paul, the only one who ever said that Jesus, that was God and the Son of God, who we believe the apostles are Saul.

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Okay, so now this what we want to establish, because I'm not no Judge of you, and I, no judge, nobody who wants to say, but either we fall into Jesus of Saul, or we fall into Jesus of this disciples. So never seen, never heard, never ate, never drank, never sat, never, never even witnessed Jesus Christ, but he did punish Christians. He did kill Christians, he did hurt Christians. And later on, he was a self acclaimed apostle of Jesus Christ. So he claimed that himself so on him is what he claimed. The followers of Jesus Christ and His apostles or Jesus or Saul.

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Paul spoke to who

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sews Paul's please do

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No, no, no, no Paulie never spoke to them. What books he wrote. Let me remind you You are a pastor. Now let's get this thing straight. Okay, get get him out of chair man. We talking. Get him out of chair right there. We're gonna talk this thing out right now. What did he write the Corinthians. He read Ephesians Philippians

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Philippians two Corinthians, the

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other ones. Galatians who was all in people

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Romans, Jesus said, Take my message to them people because this message ain't for them people this message is for the lost sheep of the tribe of Israel. So Paul took it the wrong people. Then he told them they had circumcised himself Jesus say, never What is your message the mind change? Not one jot no one till he said, I did not come to change the law, but to confirm the law, not one jot no one to that what he said. So how Paul change what Jesus said, Paul, say you can drink. Paul say you have been circumcised. Paul says you can eat drink swine, it's fine. Paul say you can find the cake because it ain't the fornication of the flesh is the publication of the hot who Paul was talking to

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the Romans, and who adapted the Christianity. The Romans did the did the disciples of Jesus call themselves Christians

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who call themselves Christians? Are the followers of Paul. So now if Jesus didn't tell the people called so Christians? Why do people call themselves that? the followers of Moses didn't call us up mosaic?

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No, but I don't mean we follow Mohammed, Mohammed ins. You want to follow Moses that what mosaic means? The one that follow David wouldn't the videos. So how do we become Christian? Jesus ain't called tell us to call ourselves that. He say call yourself the servants of God. He said, Our Father who never he said my father. So Paul gave us a message that was different from Jesus. Paul gave us a message different from the from the apostles. And we got to distinguish what Jesus we follow in the Jesus of Paul, or the Jesus of Nazareth. We found the Jesus of Constantine, or the Jesus of the apostles. This one we got to find out because when you find that out, Mr. Alvin, when you find out

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denistone come clear to you. Because I know you want to be with the Jesus of the apostles. And you want to be with the Jesus of Scripture, and not the Jesus of a man called Paul.

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Alright, then that's good. Good luck.

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Okay, not

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my sister. Leila, right. Huh?

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you have any questions, sister? Good. Okay. We asked. We asked Almighty God to bless you and guide you hot and preserve what's inside your your heart, and to not let no Muslims be no obstruction for you to accept Islam. You see that we ask? And if this man who was here, what's his name?

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Mr. Albert, I'm telling you the brother who's talking to the sister, what's the brother's name? Could you come in for malarkey? Philip, can you come in for a minute? My brother?

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under some legal highfill brother was in Mr.

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Mohammed agba. Michelle, how long have you known the sister

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Lila the sister there

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are a couple of months. Go lucky. Take your time with her and give her everything that she needs. And if she needs any help from us, you know, sometimes people need help. I don't know who to tell him to. So we don't just want to give a no words. Maybe she needs some help. If she needs something. Let us know we give it to her Sharma. Okay, brother, may Allah god bless you this year responsibly, responsibility and your

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handler. Okay. Is there anyone else who have anything they want to ask what they want to say to clarify something? And we want to thank Mr. Albert, because Mr. Albert, may God preserve what's in your heart, which is good. And may He settled anything inside your heart, and maybe whatever conversation that we had today, because be a means for you to continue your searching and everything because that's what life is about. Sometimes at the end of our life, we discover the best. Okay, so thank you very much. Because, you know, a lot of times people will even come to a gathering, because they open minded enough. But sometimes when a man is open minded enough, he will come and even hold

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on to what he got, but he still gets some more. And that's what we hope that you got from us. Praise Lord. Praise Almighty God. That's correct. So we want to thank want to thank the brothers who do this work out here every week, day in day out every week they do this kind of work, want to thank them for this because this is the work of the prophets going out to the poor people going out to the people who is in the mud, you know, going out to the people who is dissenters, you know, going out to the wayward people, the people that's smoking the spliff and people are drinking the the toddy, you know, and the people who's out there looking at the booty shakers, and you know all the people

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that the robbers in the Steelers, you know, we say we want to be with them people know, but we want to go out to them and offer them the message too, because sometimes people get so hung up in the church and hung up in the mosque and hung up in the temple. They believe they save name got to go down down budget.

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Jesus Christ, and all the prophets went down in the valley to bring the people up. And that's what these brothers got to continue to do continue to do that work, you see go down in the valley. And if I'm here, if I'm here for a week or two weeks or whatever, I'm gonna get a chance to come back down here and sit down and talk to you, whether it's here, or whether it's whether it's what's the place, loving, loving, loving, loving to whatever place presentation or some enterprise, enterprise presentation, wherever it is, don't get me don't, I don't care if they shoot up in the air. I don't care if they're shooting in the arms. I don't make me no difference, because I'm from Brooklyn.

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We've been doing it for 5400 years in Brooklyn, so don't make no difference to me. And Matter of fact, they got more Trinidad is in Brooklyn, and he got in Trinidad.

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So for me, I if God give me the chance to go down and mix, you see what the poor people with the people that other people say, hey, so good. You know those two people, because I know that when one good person come out of that, they can be better than 100 of the so called people think they righteous. Because that's the way God made it. The people who is the furthest down in darkness, when the law raise them up, they can appreciate it better than other people. It's just like a rich boy, when a person born rich, he could be throwing food around, you know, he bought a new shirt every time he turned around, he'll appreciate nothing because he's born rich, right? But when you're born

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poor, when you get something new, you appreciate you probably keep that for like 20 years. See, so we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us near to the people that's poor, we can keep us near to the people make us humble. Give us a feeling for the people. That's because somebody's got to reach down. You know, when you got a clog in your drain and your toilet bowl, you don't mean you know, you don't want to be putting your hand all the way down there. But you got to call somebody who can pay for doing that.

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So we get paid for doing that. Reaching Wayne down in the bowels of humanity and pulling something out and unclogging it. That's what we do. We look we go to the jails and the hospitals and the prisons and the shooting galleries. And, and which I'll call them, we call them whole houses. Y'all call them problems.

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Yeah, we go to all in places, we'll stay in there too long. But we go to all in places.

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We go to all places because every human being that still living got a chance for their life to be reformed. And as we asked the last one time to give us the capability and to give us the privilege to carry this message. All the sisters who came out here tonight, it's late May Allah bless you and protect you and for coming out here and for supporting this message. And these two little young boys here. May Allah bless both of you for coming out here. And as you said, the boys sat right there as beautiful. You know, that's beautiful. How do you

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10 How do you

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six as beautiful sit here like that, and only understand a little bit of what's being said, you know, but just but y'all on the vibe, y'all can feel it. Right? Right, you can feel it, right? It's like that music, you can feel it. Right? hamdulillah Mashallah. So May Allah bless all of us. And thank the brothers from IBM who came out here. And hopefully, the brothers will be able to take something from what was said, and you don't take out the mistakes and other kinds of things. And maybe they'll produce something that has some value, and bring it back to you. And you remember that you were here this evening. And we thank the last panel data we got set minus even other than rain,

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upon the global warming, shadow and Eli

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like me, you want to say something?

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Thank you all very much.

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Just ask you a couple of questions. Just for purposes of clarification, because the Shahada is very easy. There's only

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a formula.

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If there's not

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there's not really a ritual. You know, some people may think that to become a Muslim.

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You have to go to a mosque. To become a Muslim. You have to go to somebody who's a mom or a religious person, but that is not fair. To become a Muslim. One has to acknowledge that sincerity in their hearts. There's none of the words of the company, except Almighty God, and to witness inside their hearts.

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that Muhammad is the Messenger of Almighty God and the final prophet. And if a person witnesses this inside their heart, from the time they witnessed that, God will write it down for them that they are Muslim, but the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon them. He instructed us that when we become Muslims, it is better for

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Do it in the public. Why? Because if you do it in the public, you will be in witnessed and known as a Muslim. You follow me?

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If you become a Muslim in the public, not only will the people recognize you as a Muslim, but then you will also know who your community is. So because Islam, it is not personal, it has personal benefit. But Islam is not personal Islam is something which is universal, is for the whole world. And so every Muslim in the world becomes your brother and sister. And then you become the Sisters of all Muslims. And so when you belong to a community, they need to know you, and you need to know them. So take the Shahada in the public, that's what it's really about. It's not to show off, it's not to prove nothing to nobody. Because from what I can see you sisters over the Muslim,

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you know, when you decided to put your hijab on, you did it for a reason, right? You see, before you came here, you've already acknowledged inside your heart, probably what you heard from somebody that is non reversible, except for my the guy that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. So from this, we, I believe, from what I can see, I wouldn't have distinguished you any different than any other Muslim sister here. From what you have already done, you have already entered and embraced it and adopted the clothing and the manner of a sentence from sister hamdulillah. But what we want to do here tonight is, we want to hear from you, the testimony, the statement that there's none of the worship

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except Almighty God, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, peace and blessings upon and we want to hear your declaration. We want to hear you say, I declare, I affirm, I bear witness. And there's none of the worship except for Almighty God that He is one without any partner, and that I bear witness that Mohammed is the apostle and the slave of Almighty God. When you say that those words, we bear witness that you are Muslim, the angel bear witness that you are Muslim, and then you formally become a part of the Muslim community. So before we do that, let me just get a couple of things clear.

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All the juices is here about Islam from

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brother. I know is that

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the brother? I'm ready. Okay, both of you. You gave down

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martial law. So come over here, stand over there.

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Stand like that. Okay. There's the brother that talk to you about Islam. So then he explained to you about Allah, that is when we worship except Omar, that is one without any partner.

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Okay, and that one is the messenger of God, and the final prophet of Allah. Okay. Did he explain to you that Islam has five pillars?

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Okay, the bandwidth is that there's none of the worship except Almighty God. And that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and that the performance of the prayer except that and the payment of the Zakat charity you know that and fasting the month of Ramadan, you know that and making pilgrimage once your life you know that

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Okay, did he explain to you that when we say we believe in Allah, we also believe in his books, right? That was sent to different prophets. Okay, we believe also in all His prophets and messengers, all of them except that we believe in his angels, you know, that God created angels, you know, those in Revelation those that carry the windows and those who control the mountains, the angel of death, you know, those over the Hellfire that he got angels, different names, and they got different duty to believe that okay, you believe in and also that there's a day of judgment, when all of us will be judge and the resurrection after death? Do you believe that? You should? Okay,

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good.

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So as a Muslim, you know that once you accept Islam, certain things that we used to do before we was Muslim, you can do that normal. I'm not gonna go into what they are because probably it's already clear to you what they are now.

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So with your sincerity, you will try to be the best Muslim that you can be.

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To stay away from the bad things and to try to follow the very good things and to be sincere as you can. Now this brother he related to you.

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He's your brother in law. Okay, good.

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Your brother in law. So we married

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huh?

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You married to my sister. Okay, good. So therefore, you've got two good people on to set on both sides here. What about you young sister.

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You from

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You know, your family friend, but she's still in the family there. Okay, good. So that mean you protect it too, but that's my concern. My concern is that the two sisters that you just don't take Shahada you floating around

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town and the landlord or the landlord

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and the landlord Muslim

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daughter,

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daughter,

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your landlord, or do make a difference.

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Listen This is beautiful. What's your name?

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Juliana.

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Juliana.

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OJ I ll I am Hey, Jillian.

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Here, Julianne. Okay. And your name is

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Jada, spell it. I m e r.

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e LD Niala. Okay. nyla This is a big name.

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I know but Nayla is a nickname. This came from out of big name. You say me out of out of it. Nayla is the other name.

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Okay, and and

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just as Look, what I want to say to you is that this is a great occasion for us. Because we come here not expecting anything just came in to talk to some people. And hamdulillah the sister was the name of the system. Philip Ella was the name healer Lila. she testified that none of the verses except God, that mom is a messenger of God. And for us, that's a great thing. Because she admitted that she's a Hindu. So that come a long distance for people to leave one 3000 4000 guys into bed with just one. But what she will do after that only Allah knows best. But God sent you here. You see, we don't even know cuz you already covered up. So sometimes this is why we have to go out and

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follow this message because we don't know who God gonna send. So God sent you to take your Shahada and this is a blessing for us in sha Allah. So now I want you to say the words with me in Arabic. And then I'll explain what you said. In English suits. You know exactly what you said sisters, sister Can Can y'all help a witness witness for us with these sisters?

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Please Can y'all come close and just witness with the sisters? Shall we ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide these young sisters and preserve them and give them strength and give them a good teacher? Give them a good example. and bless them and protect them. Because Allah you see how you know see how some of our Lord does he put something in somebody's heart and when he put it inside their heart they already covered up and then you've got women here in Trinidad they've been Muslim all in life and don't want to cover us

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I insinuate nothing nobody to take on this anyway because I'm not sitting with nothing I'm just saying this what happens sometime when some people get inspired God make it easy for them or other people be Muslim all their lives it'd be like the most difficult thing in the world just for them to cover up you know just like Muslim the Muslim Allah difficult thing for them just to bow down and pray but when somebody is inspired so they come in they read a word of worship they just give up the things they supposed to give up and this is the way it was in the beginning and that's why we Muslims who've been Muslim a long time look for new ones

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new Muslims bring new blood New Energy new thinking see angle bring a new Islam but it'll bring a new energy and that's what we got to look for and stop always worrying about the old ones go the old one sometimes and go change sometimes you get new bras that are more the rest of it out the way so just as I want you to say these these simple words to me the formula of the kalama and the knowledge please

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come on. I'm gonna be able to hear it out.

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Billahi

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min ash shaytani

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r rajim

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Bismillah R Rahman

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r Rahim

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La ilaha

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illAllah

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Muhammad Rasulullah

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sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam

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said I seek the protection.

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I seek refuge

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in Almighty Allah

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From the shaytaan, she taught me the devil and every evil thing,

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who is a cursed meaning is a curse because he always trying to make trip you up, trying to cause you to Devi trying to call you back from God trying to tempt you to try to cause you to go out a different way can cause you to rebel. So whoever does that is a curse the devil and whoever is working with the devil. So you have just sought refuge and protection from Almighty God from that. Then you said, in the name of Almighty Allah, Who is the most compassionate, the Most Merciful?

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You said this, man, you said, La ilaha illa Allah, that means there is none to be worshipped, except Almighty Allah.

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Now, I want you to declare, because you just made a statement. Now I want you to testify. I want you to declare I want you to say I bear witness. And that's what we'll do now. See, I should do.

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And La

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ilaha

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illAllah.

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Wa Devo.

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Devo

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la sharika

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lahu.

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Wash

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Muhammadan

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la soon rasuluh.

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Some more Who? alayhi wasallam.

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You said, I bear witness? You said I declare. You said I affirm. I testified she's a different level now for she made a statement. Now you testify. You take it to another level of responsibility. You said I testify. I affirm, I bear witness that there's none to be worship except Almighty God that He is one and without any partner. And you said I bear witness, our firm, I testified that Muhammad is the messenger and the slave, the servant of Almighty God, then you said Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him?

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Do you understand that?

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view is clear to you? Yes. Now I want you to say, and I bear witness,

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that Jesus Christ

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is the spirit

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and the word

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given unto Mary,

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who was pure

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by the by the order of Almighty God.

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Now you, you said this year had you to say this to make sure that if before somebody told you that Jesus was God, or that he is the Son of God, that you will say, No, no, he is the word and the spirit sent unto married, but he was the son of Mary, and that he was only a prophet of Almighty God, you understand that? Okay, so just the Jillian and the sister. Me Allah. That's correct. May Allah bless both of you. Now, some people will tell you, after you take your Shahada, some people going to tell you do this and do that.

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You know, they will say, Do you got to do this? And you got to do that? Don't listen to none of us.

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Know, did you get a book about Islam and you just read for a while? No, nobody be telling you what you gotta do. You gotta do nothing. You understand what I'm saying? I don't mean that you should not follow the advice of other Muslims, especially when you got good Muslims with you. When they pray, you pray, when they wash, you wash. And if they tell you something, a law say you expose a drink this, are you able to eat that. And they advise you to do that, of course, except that when other people come to you and telling you, you got to dress this way you got to do that you got to don't listen to them. What you need to find out right now is who in your area is a responsible leader of

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the Muslims. Now somebody in your area got to be one of these people here, who was a responsible leader, this brother or his wife would tell you who is a responsible leader, the Muslim, rely upon that person.

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Because that person has been entrusted by the Muslims to give you guidance, but all the other Muslims that you meet in the shopping malls and other places and start telling you the story and what you need to do since you need to cover this and cover that went this way and so on. So don't be doing that. Just some say Listen, I'm a new Muslim. I'm just like a baby. And I don't know too much. But I'm going step by step and thank you very much problem Santi. And don't and you ain't gotta dress the humbler you just like you are just good. But you know you

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You got dressed like no Arabs, you got dressed like no Asians, but you need to be covered. So in good time, you will have a common sense to know what to do now for you to see your situation is a little bit different. Because you landlord's daughter, right? Is she not Muslim? Right? So how are you?

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16 so she might have So did you ask them to be Muslim?

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You say no you need to become a Muslim

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don't say when you get home

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okay, but your mother she got to make your own choices.

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Ah, yes. So then when she when you go home and tell your mother that you became a Muslim, she might get attitude or altitude you don't know what she gonna get.

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But you just be patient. You see, just tell mom Look, I can't explain everything to you all I can do I can read the Quran and let you read it for yourself. You know I can tell you about the Prophet Muhammad peace infested apartment that you think about it for yourself for Mom, please don't judge me. I could be out there you know doing something else to a little girl out there. You know I could be out there smoking weed. I could be out there drinking. I could be out staying out all night. I could be out there doing you know a whole lot of things that young girls 16 years old is doing. I'm not doing that. I'm trying to be righteous. I'm trying to be godly. I'm trying to be decent, like

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you always wanted me to be I just chose to be a Muslim teller like that. And so just be patient. You know what I'm saying? But don't be trying to do things too fast. Just try to go slow and be sincere step at a time. Okay. Okay.

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What about your parents?

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Your mom passed away and your father

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Okay, so who do you live with?

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Mashallah, so you blessed

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is the blessing hamdulillah is very good sister inshallah. How you sister.

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So this is a friend of yours. Good. You. You stay close to her. How proud Michelle, since y'all all live in the same house as a blessing in Charlotte, which is in your area, which is a ma'am Yes.

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Ma'am, is that

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Hamza Mohamed, Montrose Montreux, I think it was a beautiful villa. But inshallah chef here in the shaker these two here just did I know. They do. We don't work in this area. You too, right? Yeah, please see to it that this brother and his wife that they have whatever they need, and also what we want to do tonight? we don't we don't give them some books. Or we don't collect some money get them to

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because books is good and people need money.

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You know, cuz I mean, you know, these girls, they might want to go and buy some more clothes for themselves, right? They might want to go to this bookstore, buy some stuff for themselves, you know? So sometimes when people come Muslims I always say to people why we always giving people books, man, this base of money. You know, cuz they don't want to ask anybody who asked for no money, but you know, it's good. If you become Muslim and become a reputation. You know that when people come Muslim, the Muslim Muslim raise 1000.

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Right. So let's all raise and raise some money and get his girl some money and get them to grips also.

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Yes, this is gonna give me the hat.

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around with no.

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Michelle Michelle sister

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Michelle