Akhlaaq of the Ummati #45

Mirza Yawar Baig

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah from VA were mousseline, Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi, wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman, kathira and kathira for mavado mighty sisters,

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we are looking at the qualities of

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the oma these have horizontal lines or seller meaning what are the qualities that are worthy of being an Amati of Muhammad Rasul Allah Salalah highly highly use every cell. Now, the reason we are looking at it is because these are the qualities of the people of gentlemen.

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And we look at it from the perspective of the Syrah from the perspective of the

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the life and the history of life, the biography of Russell Russell selam because he is the foremost of the people agenda. And therefore, if we develop

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qualities in ourselves which were his qualities, then inshallah We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for mercy and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant agenda, and to use this as an excuse for granting agential

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The first of those qualities was, love for Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And in our case, love also for Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and delille for this that this is a quality that Allah subhanho wa Taala likes and loves and promotes and likes us and wants us to have is what Allah Subhana Allah said, where he said call in condemned a boon Allah for Toby oni yo como la jolla Lagoon, Nova Humala, O Rahim Allah Vandana, said say to them or wamba salario Sallam said to those who claim to love Allah subhanho wa Taala to do your Akiva make my diva hammock, emulate me imitate me is not saying it only is not saying obey me is imitate me obeying obeying goes automatically it is understood somebody who is imitating will obey. The issue is that

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obedience can happen also willy nilly it can happen because it is forced in one way or the other. But

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But imitation and emulation is a sign of love. So as far as

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as far as

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soon as a service is concerned, the connection between Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger Mohammed Salah Salaam, and as is the love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, which must be demonstrated by emulating him in our lives, not just by seeing nasheeds or, you know, giving passionate lectures about him, but by actually demonstrating love for him in our lives, in our actions, in our appearance, in our speech, in our dealings with people, in our relationships. In every aspect of our life. We must demonstrate the love for Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam by following his way. The logic or the theory of it is that if you like him, then do what he does follow his way,

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believe in Him, accept him as

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the last and final messenger of Allah subhanaw taala, after whom there is no messenger, accept Allah subhanho data as the only one worthy of worship and Hamas Allah is solid as the Messenger of Allah subhana wa tada geladeira lu and the last and final messenger after whom there is no other messenger, and then demonstrate this belief by following him by obeying Him by doing everything that he did out of love for him. salaallah Holly he was and then what will happen if you do that? I lost that I said yes, we lagoon xinova como la foto Rahim, Allah Subhana. Allah will forgive all your sins and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving and the Most Merciful, the most often

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forgiving, and the Most Merciful. Now, that is the reason why we study the Sierra that is the reason why we are doing we continue to do these classes on what we call a class of the oma t which is the desirable standard, the desirable

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template which we must place on our lives and more of our lives according to that framework.

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In this, we as we as I mentioned, we already did one

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Which is the love for Allah and His Messenger Salam. Now we'd come to the second one which is complete and total certainty, in the belief, total certainty that also Lhasa Salam had in his own faith and in his own message and in the fact that he had been sent to communicate this message to all of mankind. Now

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this is a very basic fundamental principle of life and of,

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of leadership and of sales, which is that you cannot sell something that you really don't

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believe in or like yourself, right? You can't You can't do that. Now, if you think about this, I always say this, sometimes it's not, it's not purely a joke. It's, it's, it is true.

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And it's quite salutary to think about that. And what I say is talking about car manufacturers.

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The question I ask people is, what does the gentleman chairman of Mercedes, what what car does he drive? He drives a Mercedes, the chairman of BMW, what does he drive he drives a BMW, the chairman of

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General Motors, what is he drive, he drives a General Motors car, whichever It is,

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in a chairman of a Ford, what car does he drive he drives a Ford.

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Now, if you look at Elon Musk, what does he drive he drives a Tesla.

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If you look at the head of Tata Motors, what does he drive he drives a Mercedes. Now, this gives you a picture of the pride that a person takes in his own product in his own, what he produces and what he stands for, right? If you're if you are the head of Tata Motors, and your name itself is start Ratan Tata, and you drive something other than a Tata IndyCar, for example, which is what which is the, you know, one of the two cards that they make, then it means that you really think that your car is not worthy of you to drive or sit in. And so you have to drive a Mercedes because the Mercedes adds value to you. If the Mercedes is adding value to you, then you really have no belief

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in your own car. Now, this lecture is not what I'm saying that this shows the pride that you have in yourself. So if Ratan Tata were to come and sell me in deca, and say, you know, this is a beautiful car you should buy, I will ask him, What car do you drive? And he says, I drive a Mercedes. So I said, Why are you selling me in the cabin? I mean, why would I want Why would I buy something that you don't consider? You are the salesman of this car, and you don't think it is worthy of yourself? Then why would Why would I? Why would I be interested in it? Tell me?

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Why would I be interested in? Right? This is like a doctor who is, you know, who's smoking a cigarette? Anything? You know, cigarette smoking is very, very bad. It gives you cancer, it gives you heart disease, it gives you all that?

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You know, serious? Well, he's very bad. Now what what do you say? What would you say to that? Right?

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You would say, well, it's whether cigarette smoking is bad or wrong. I mean, you are a lousy cigarette,

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anti cigarette campaign, our anti cigarette, you know, promoter because you're smoking in yourself. So if it is so bad, really speaking, if it is so bad, and it gives you a lung cancer, and heart disease, are you telling me that you would like to have lung cancer, you would like to have heart disease, and if that is not the case, the outcome you're smoking? So either one of the two things either this is false, which is that cigarette smoking is absolutely fine. No problem good for your health, you know, smoke four packs a day or if you all you like to have lung cancer and,

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and and heart disease and you are trying to tell me that I shouldn't have it. I mean, you see the illogicality, the stupidity of that now that's exactly how illogical and stupid mela projectors Illa Mashallah is our Tao of Islam. Because we promote Islam to the world we tell the world you know what this religion This is the most beautiful thing that ever happened to all of mankind is directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is not from some philosopher or guru or, you know, some from from Seneca or Aristotle or somebody and, you know, no matter how wise the person was, this is not from them. This is from the Creator of the heavens and the earth. And it was brought to us by the most

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beautiful the most the

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The best of all creation, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and so therefore, I, your big, I'm a Muslim, and I think you should all become Muslim and you should all follow Islam because it is such a beautiful religion and so the people will first and foremost thing believe me that people are going to look at is does Jamar big follow Islam or not? Yeah, we're big be preaching Islam till it becomes green in the face the fact people are not interested in that. They don't care a hoot about our big and our big speeches, they will look at our big himself and say, here is this man who is promoting and preaching Islam? Does he follow Islam himself?

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He's saying there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. Does he worship Allah alone? Or does he also join partners with Allah? He is saying that nobody can do anything except Allah. So ask nobody except Allah, as only Allah because Allah is the only one who likes those who ask

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la nafi or Navara Illa Allah.

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So he's saying that there is no one who can harm you and no one who can benefit to except Allah subhanho wa Taala seek protection only from Allah. So now let us look at his life. Does he seek protection only from Allah? Or is he going here and there to the living and the dead seeking protection.

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He says that Islam is the most beautiful religion because Islam is based on the truth Islam is based on integrity. Islam says do justice and stand as witnesses

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to Allah even if it be against yourself and against your parents and against your children and against your kith and kin. Whether they are wealthy or whether they are for the famous Ayat of Surah Nisa, if you ever begin saying that people are going to look at our being and say, Okay, this is very nice, this has come from the in the foreign and so on and so forth. But there is a here is a man who saying, Be just easy just

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is he willing to take the heat? is he willing to stand up for justice? Or does he lie? Does he? Does he deceive people, while saying and telling everyone else? You should not deceive

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us or not deceive?

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He says our halaal do not borrow on interest do not lend on interest on halaal? Does he?

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Or is he saying that you are halaal? I will earn whatever I like just listen to what I say Don't look at me. Is this what he's saying? He's saying eat halal. And then when we look at your big does he eat halal?

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Or does he eat anything that doesn't move?

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And then he's telling other people eat?

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Right?

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Which one?

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He says treat people well don't lie, don't cheat, don't gamble, don't put money. You know, in Moloch pit.

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Don't put money on horses. And don't bet on this or that don't gamble as rotten as private, do not drink alcohol, don't do drugs doesn't matter whether somebody makes it legal or not. Allah is not made illegal. So for you it is not legal. So don't do drugs.

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Right?

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Treat your spouse with respect.

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Don't keep her on a tight leash as in giving her 10 rupees a month or something like that, you know? I mean, I can go on at length. This is not about me. But I'm just trying to give you examples. To say two things. Number one, people are going to see to look at what you do. Because that's the reality of the world. The world listens with their eyes, they don't listen with their ears. They listen with their eyes. They don't care what you say until they see what you do. So that's the first thing to understand. Second thing to understand is having said all of this,

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please understand. I am not claiming that I am perfect and all these things. Of course Angela I on holiday and I eat a lot. I am very rigid and strict about that. I do my best to do that. But

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my atla is my behavior the best and best of all behaviors. It is not. Do I make mistakes? Yes, I do.

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When I deliberately tell a lie. No, I won't. Will I cheat somebody? No, I don't.

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But sometimes maybe you know, I get angry or something or various things. My point is this

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In my mind is it is important to understand two things. Number one, the standard remains the same.

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Number two, if you make a mistake,

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apologize

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if you make a mistake say sorry, since it does I want if it's if it is something that affected somebody else, then go apologize to that person and apologize to Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah gave us this Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala told us,

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Kalia, Eva da La da da savoir and poziom Museum la Doc annatto Mayor Rama dilla in Allah Yakubu by jamea in the hula for Rahim Allah doesn't say oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam tell these people yeah, Eva de Oh my slaves who have transgressed against themselves.

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Meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying if you make a mistake, don't worry. You are still mine. Allah has not rejected the person who makes a mistake. Allah has not rejected the sinner. Allah did not say the moment you commit a sin I'm going to roast you in the fire. No. Allah said call. Yeah buddy.

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Allah did not say a call Allah Xena Asana. Voila, unfussy. Allah did not say say those who have transgressed against themselves that is at a distance those who have transgressed among themselves. What do I have to do with that just talking to them? No Allah saying Kalia Eva de,

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Allah did not say kolia you are nurse alladhina asafo Allah and Allah is not saying say all people or human beings know Allah says yeah, buddy my slaves. This is the mercy Omar Abdullah de la.

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So I seek that if I make a mistake, I look at this and I see Allah you told me I'm your slave. I come back to you. I returned to you I am.

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So Allah Subhana Allah does equal Yeah. Anybody who

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not who was in AP was when I was sorry. No, I was not talking to the good one. No, I was talking to the bad ones.

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I was in Korea, a baddie. Allah Vina, asafo Allah unfussy. Those who have transgressed against themselves because when we commit a sin which we are having our Lord Allah,

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La doc Rama, Rama Tila do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

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So Allah told me not to lose hope. Who am I to lose? Oh, who is anyone else to tell me to lose hope.

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So never lose? Oh, laughter in the lie of Verily Allah subhanho that is the one who forgives all sins

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in our world of Orion verily is the one who is the most merciful and the most was the man who is the most forgiving and that was possible.

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So following vamos Allah Salah means to emulate him

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means to imitate him means to follow his way.

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Now this is very important, because as I mentioned, do the same quality, which we're looking at here is complete certainty in the message, and in the duty, which is what as well as assumed demonstrated. And why is that important because you cannot sell something that you really don't believe in.

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This is the basic principle of of all kinds of sales though in my my course in on making high quality and powerful presentations.

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This is one of the central message is I tell people I said never

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give or never talk somebody else's pitch.

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Unless you believe in it yourself. Don't try and sell somebody else's product unless you have faith in yourself, if you really do not believe in that product. If somebody for example, don't maybe I am very good at selling 100. In my life, I've seen this. I've been an entrepreneur since 1984 onwards,

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and purely cold calling

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Candela, my success rate is 99.8%. I mean, we actually did a number on this.

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Now, the point is this,

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that despite that, if somebody told me to sell Coke,

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I wouldn't be able to do that. I would not be able to do that. If somebody told me to sell cigarettes, I will not be able to do that.

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Because I don't believe that those things are good.

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I do not believe that Coke and Pepsi, or any of these

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areas, and sugar water drinks

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is good. So I don't care what salary you pay me I wouldn't be I wouldn't even work for you. But I will not be able to sell that because I have no belief in it myself.

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But if you are, but how did coke become the number one at least at one point in time now it is not but at one point in time, it was the number one brand in the world why selling something which is completely, utterly worthless at best. And of course, actually harmful because if you are drinking that much of sugar

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in one canopic there is 16 sachets of sugar.

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If you are drinking that kind of sugar, then you know you know what that means.

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Because how does it become number one brand because there are people who actually, no matter how insane it sounds to you and no matter how insane it actually is, there are people who believe that is good, so they, they drink it and they are selling it.

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So having complete and total faith in

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your product. This is absolutely critical to selling.

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This was the power of the Tao of Islam of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and of his blessed companions, the Sahaba rizwana healing millbay which is that for them, they completely and totally believed in Islam, and they live by that

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without any compulsion.

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You know, the best examples of this are not Abu Bakr and Omar Abdullah. The best examples of this are people like Abu sufian

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our in the US highly been worried. Or they

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are you know, I'm saying that because these people,

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these three and others like him, like them, were among the most intractable enemies of Russell licenser.

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So Alvin, our verism, the man who came to Weatherby to write the on behalf of the operation to negotiate the treaty, or will they be offered maybe

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there's a famous story

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of Serbia. And I was here

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in the dime of Santa Monica Catalano when he was the halifa these two and both of them were from the you know, the aristocracy of koresh

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these two went to meet our motherland.

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Now, there was there was some you know, Sarah Lara was a very systematic man so you know, he gave appointments and so on. So they just went because they wanted to meet him and said Rama delana was engaged in whatever he was doing so they were waiting in the in the anteroom

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when Bella Bella Bella Bella, okay.

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And as soon as he came, he was admitted he didn't have to wait. These two are waiting. So I was with

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other law attorneys well, whenever and he said you know, see the times.

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See the time he said this van

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and the implication was here is an ex slave here is a you know, black African man

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meaning he is lower in status.

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Then we then us and we are the creme of the creme de la creme. We are the the aristocracy of the koresh.

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And see see that kinds of times swell when our Abelardo Larry just ran.

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He said to him, was Have

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you forgotten the fact

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that that man accepted Islam and stood by it as well as Solomon both you and I were trying to kill him, or both you or I were fighting against him.

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So here he doesn't have he is not the one whose status is lower. We're Susan keepsolid.

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The sales well minimum

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rather Lando, who was the negotiator for the courage.

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And when his son came and accepted Islam during the treaty while the treaty was still being negotiated and written,

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swell when our demanded that his son be handed over to him

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and this was done. It was one of the

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One of the several major tests during slavery they via

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the same person failed with our alarm later became Muslim.

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And in the render during the lava oversee for the law when there was a reward

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when many of the tribes around Makkah and Medina, they upon stated

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Sohail Hey, the governor of Makkah, the the atmosphere in Macau was so hostile became so hostile, that the governor of Macau went into hiding.

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But swell when our other law stood in Makkah, he had no official position as governor. But he stood in Macau, and he was a great orator. He stood in Makkah, you call the people and he held them together on Islam and

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loyal to our currency.

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The man, he's the man who was one of the most intractable enemies of resources, and Islam.

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And who negotiated the Treaty of Arabia

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and who got resources sell him to sign on that treaty. And that's a different, different discussion.

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The reason I'm giving these examples,

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the power, the fact that you need to believe

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and be firm on your belief. An example I gave you was about Sophia and so our

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I'm wearing the last and hardly been bullied or their loved one as rain

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is because these people were not in favor of Islam from the first day.

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It is only later on when they accepted Islam and once they accepted Islam. They remained firm on Islam.

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They never changed.

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And they never changed. And it's not as if they never changed while Assad was alive. And then after we passed away, then they you know, they changed and they apostate and they went back to their idol worship or whatever then and they remained faithful to Islam till they died and they died on Islam and that is reason why, even though I was was the was the one of the greatest or Baggins he was the greatest because he was a leader of the show courage at that time, in the Battle of, of

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or heard in the Battle of hon duck, who was the commander in chief of the army against Muslims and against Rasul Allah Salah I was here.

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Despite that, why do we call him Ravi Allahu anhu.

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Because he accepted Islam and then he was true to Islam and he died on Islam in sha Allah. And therefore he is among the Sahaba of rasa Salah, somebody who we love and respect and we

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we try to emulate

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complete certainty in your belief, complete certainty in your message. This is the underlying secret of the success of

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it is the underlying secret of the success of selling anything.

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No matter what that thing is.

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No matter what the thing is,

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right.

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And that is what makes the sale successful. That is what makes that product

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or service something which has a lot of followers because people believe in it. Now

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the fact is, there are many people who believe that Coke is good. There are many people who believe that Facebook is good, there are many people who believe

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all these kinds of things.

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Even though they are not even though they are positively have the beauty of Islam is that if you believe that Islam is the best, that is also the truth. If you believe that Islam is the most beneficial thing that you can have the most beneficial way of life Dean, it is not a it is not a mother. It is not a

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religion. It is not a bunch of rituals associated with worship. It is a Deen it is a complete and total way of life. If somebody believes that Islam is the best way of life,

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For this word,

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that person is 100%. Right? And if the person also believes that it is the best way of life also for the akhirah, that person is also 100%. Correct.

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Islam promotes truth. Islam promotes justice. Islam promotes anti racism. Islam promotes anti discrimination against anybody. Islam promotes the rights of women, especially.

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Islam promotes a an economy which is not based on interest on interest. And it is not based on

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usury it is not based on

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on predatory capitalism.

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Islam promotes compassion. Islam promotes kindness in Islam promotes social responsibility. Islam promotes holding yourself accountable to the one from whom nothing is aided. Islam promotes dignity as opposed to profanity. Islam oppose. Islam promotes justice, as opposed to oppression.

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Islam promotes eating and drinking that which is intrinsically good.

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And not eating and drinking that which is intrinsically bad, no matter who legalizes what.

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Right.

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Tell me, in all the stuff I told you, what is bad?

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What is bad about that?

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And I'm talking purely from this

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life's perspective, if we were to build a society on this basis,

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and history tells us that these kinds of societies did exist when Muslims followed Islam to and I'm not talking you know, some fantasy and fairy tale No.

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Such societies do exist, which means that such societies can exist also, again, if we had that's where the big problem is.

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The most heavy word in English language is a two letter word called if

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two skinny letters, one line and the other line with the hook on the top. If

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if we do

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if we are willing to establish a society like that was the wrong word. That would be without exaggeration, the most beautiful society that you can imagine.

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That is what Islam is. And of course, if you do that, as a Muslim with the intention of pleasing Allah Serrano,

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then you also get your argument alternate. But even if you are not a Muslim man, this is what I tell people. I said, the beauty of Islam is Islam is good for everybody. Whether you're Muslim or not, does not make a difference. As far as this worldly life is concerned. Islam is good for you and an economy that is not based on interest based banking is good for you. Irrespective of whether you're Muslim or not.

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truthfulness, justice, compassion, kindness, charity, looking out for each other.

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dignity as opposed to profanity.

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These are all good no matter who you are.

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Generally, racism was it was is is a good thing. Anti racism is a bad thing.

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We're not talking religion here we're talking about how to live as human beings.

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Which is a nicer society, a racist society or an anti racist society, a society in which it doesn't matter the color of your skin, the color of your hair, whether what kind of nose you have, what kind of eyes you have makes no difference. You are a human being. I'm a human being. I love you, you love me. We work together we we collaborate on all kinds of good things and we have fun and we and we build a beautiful society. What's wrong with that?

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This is Islam. This is Islam.

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Islam is a $15 per hour daily wage.

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Islam is not having eight people with more wealth collectively than 50% of the world.

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Right, Islam is having equal wage for man and woman.

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Islam is not every stand up comedian,

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whose show depends on how many curse words, how many how much profanity he uses in the show. That's not Islam.

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Islam does not stop you from laughing. Islam does not stop you from from joking. Islam does not stop you from from having fun. Islam just says, when you are joking, don't tell lies. When you are joking, don't poke fun at anybody do not see your type.

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Do not make jokes which are,

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you know, anti, anti anti race, anti gender, anti nationality, and so on and so forth. Don't laugh at people laugh with people. This is Islam. Nobody says don't love.

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My brothers sisters. This is what I mean when we say complete answers, total certainty of faith and belief. This is what we mean. To have this complete and total certainty of faith that this

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religion, this way of life, this Deen of Islam is the absolute best, most beautiful thing that ever happened to us that ever came to us. Because it came to us from the one who made us it came to us from the one who is our Creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And therefore they cannot be possibly anything that is more beautiful than this. Because nobody can create something which is better than what Allah created, as simple as that.

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So whoever it is, whoever brings away that is different from what Allah brought, what the Rasool of Allah Azza wa sallam brought from Allah, whoever brings something which is different from that, we are looking at something which is of lower quality, it cannot be of equal quality, let alone being of superior quality. So we follow his lamb, because not because we are, you know, mindless, blind followers, we follow Islam because we know and we believe

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it to be the best, complete and total certainty in the message. And the second part of it is

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with us

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his bounden duty to convey this to others. And because we are so Mateus because we are His followers, this also is our bounden duty, that we convey this to others, we don't force it on anybody because obviously you can never, you can never force a way of thinking you can never force a belief on anybody. You can force a behavior on people in one way or the other.

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Right, either by bribing them or by forcing them in some way or coercing them, behavior can be forced. I know a lot of my friends, you know, in the in the police force, in a country that shall be that I shall not name who salute

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political leaders who are who should actually be in jail because they are they are they are criminals. They have cases against them. But they have twisted

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you know, because their political leaders, our the justice system is so twisted that it doesn't hold them accountable. So these police people now they are responsible for their for the safety of these guys. And so they salute them. So as one of them, I said, How come use the Lord, the person, the boy, this friend of mine said, when I was when I first entered the police for this is this is something that I asked my boss, and my boss said to me, the hand salutes the heart doesn't salute.

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Now this is not Islam, because Islam, the hand and the heart are connected. If the heart does not salute, the hand does not lift either.

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But I'm just saying that we are not talking about paying lip service to something we don't believe in.

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For some other extraneous reason. We are talking about conveying what we totally and completely believe and why do we conveyed because we want the best for everybody.

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We conveyed for the same reason that capitalism is convinced we are

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To be conveyed for the same reason that people are selling coke Why? Because they not only believe it is the best they think that you should also have it because it is good for you even though it is not.

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Neither of them. But in this case, it is good for you. So we conveyed we don't force anybody. We don't compel anybody, but we present it to you like a gift, here's a gift, take it or leave it that's up to you No problem.

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So the second quality and we will continue with inshallah, the opening of the second quality is that Alhamdulillah we have a beautiful faith, and we

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believe in it.

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Because we have complete and total certainty about the

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about the truth of it. We believe in it, and we follow it. We ask Allah Subhana Allah geladeira to accept and to be pleased with us and never to be displeased with sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi

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wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.