Living Islam Session #30

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Mirza Yawar Baig

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam, ala MBA mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira. Farah from Abu My dear brothers and sisters, we are in our class on leaving Islam.

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And I remind myself when you the purpose of Islam is that it should be lived.

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Islam is the name of a practice, it is not the name of a theory, it is not the name of a philosophy. It is the name of a practice.

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Who is a good Muslim, or even even who is a Muslim, somebody who practices Islam.

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A Muslim is not somebody who knows about Islam. Today, we live in a world where of course, in terms of Islam being the subject of study, Islam is a subject of study for a lot of people.

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It is a subject of study for

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I mean, most major universities have a department of Islamic Studies, not because their mother says, but because Islam is an important enough thing to be taught in any university, you cannot have a major university, which is not, which does not have a department of Islamic Studies.

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Because it would be a remark against a university to say that how can you ignore something which

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20 to 25% of the world follows. One in every five people or one in every four people is a Muslim. It's a religion, which spans nations and which spans all kinds of boundaries, which spans continents. And how is it that you as a university Are you have no time for people to study Islam? Now, obviously, the purpose of the department's of Islamic Studies, in most universities is not to teach Islam as a religion. They are not propagating Islam. They are not proselytizing Islam. They are not doing the work of doubt Islam. They are teaching about Islam as a

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philosophy really speaking, if you ask me, that's what they're teaching. They're teaching Islam as a philosophy. Now, what is the difference between that and

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learning about Islam from a from a sheriff or from a mother or from a rural?

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The difference is that in the latter case, when you're when you're learning from a from a Muslim teacher, or you're learning in a Muslim institution, which is the room or Jamia

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then Islam is not taught to you as a philosophy Islam is not taught to you as this is a philosophy that's a philosophy that philosophy and Islam is one of these philosophies Islam is taught to as, this is the religion that Allah subhanaw taala general who chose for you, this is the religion about which Allah subhanaw taala said Yama, Kemal to Lacan. dinoco

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to Allah Cooney, Amati warabi to laco Melissa Medina, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned Islam specifically by name and Allah said that on this day or Mohammed Salah Salem I have completed my favor on you I have

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completed my my blessing on you and I have completed your religion. Akmal to LA come Dina come to Atlanta attempt to alikoum Neva t I have completed my religion and I have completed my favor on you and I have chosen for you Islam as your deen

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Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this very very clearly in the Quran itself as far as Islam is concerned. And then Allah subhanaw taala said that on the Day of Judgment, anyone who comes with anything other than Islam, this will not be accepted from him and that person will be among the losers. Right? Allah subhanaw taala mentioned is also very very clearly

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so my brother sister I remind myself when you that at least for us as Muslims

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well my re re era Islamic dienen fillet Yoko Bala Minh who were who are here at Minerva serene I was trying to think of the this is the at in.

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We were last rantala said and that on that day, anyone who comes with other than Islam as his religion, this will not be accepted from him. And this person will be among the losers. We ask Allah to save us from that and for us not to be among the losers. My brothers sisters, therefore for us as Muslims

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To study about Islam is not a matter of you know, intellectual inclination. It's not a matter of saying yeah okay it's an interesting thing let me let me do some reading about it. Why not you know I'm I have some free time that this is a matter of I won't even say life and death because this is something which is even more important than life and death. Even more important, because life and death ends with death

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whatever it is, it finishes with death. Now today we are sitting in the middle of this COVID pandemic. So you know, everything revolves around COVID pandemic. Think about this, think about COVID itself. May Allah subhanaw taala protect all of you from it, may Allah subhanaw taala whoever has it, may Allah cure you and give you a complete and total cure inshallah and no recurrence because that's another new thing that seems to be coming, that the antigens that are created are not of a permanent nature. It's not as if you will never be it, you will never be infected by it, it is possible that you may get it you may get cured, and you may even get reinfected after some time, may

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Allah protect us from all of this inshallah, but think about this, which is that if you And may Allah subhanaw taala protect you from this and say if a person if a person is infected, if a Muslim is infected by COVID,

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I'm not talking about Muslims who are walking around as if there is no COVID I'm saying you have taken due precautions, you have maintained social distance is a peculiar and slightly ridiculous term, it should be it should be personal distance or individual distance, what do you mean of social distance. But anyway, we live in a mad world. So I'm using the term not because I think it is the best term, but because this is the usual term being used and is understood. So you have been maintaining social distance you have been washing your hands, you have been wearing a mask, in all public places, and on public transports, and so on and so forth, you have been doing all of that,

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still, you get COVID. Now, may Allah protect you and say that this individual, he gets COVID. And then he dies. So now he got this COVID. And whatever time between the infection and death, at least some of that time probably was very painful, because we're talking about respiratory failure, which is not easy. So this person that now think about that, in the context as a Muslim, what actually happened to this person, this person got a disease, which he had taken precautions, so he is not to be blamed for that.

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And he died. But in the process, Allah subhanaw taala forgive all his sins, and his death is counted and written for him as Shahada as he the person is counted as a martyr before Allah subhanaw taala. So this person inshallah Musa goes straight into Jana.

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Obviously, you don't, you don't ask Allah for for disease. But I'm saying that looking at this as a Muslim, and this is where the whole issue is, that a Muslim, must necessarily look at life differently from a non Muslim.

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I always give the example to say that if two people are I used to have this experience with my father very, very often because he was a he was a physician, and a surgeon. And he was one of the most brilliant clinical diagnosticians that I have ever seen in my life. And that was, his, I'm not just praising my father, that was by and large, the situation with that generation of doctors, because they didn't have access to technology. I mean, the, the the greatest technology that was available for a lot of my father's life, you know, only towards the end, other things came, but for for literally decades of his medical practice, the biggest technology technological thing that was

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available to him was the X ray. There was nothing else. My father himself had three heart attacks. Before he was 40 or 45. Before he was 45, we had 300 tracks, and there was no treatment.

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Other than saying, you know, don't eat fatty foods,

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even that was not particularly well known. So people just said, you know, the

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degress lot of restaurant don't drive your car. Take a lot of rest. Yeah, my father's to smoke at that time. So this, they told him give up smoking and vitiated. The point I'm saying is that

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when he would be if he and I would be sitting and his his hobby, this is where people who are who are passionate about their professions and about their work. his hobby was he would

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diagnose people as they are walking past so we were sitting somewhere, you know, sometimes in a public place, maybe restaurant, maybe in a in the airport or somewhere. Some

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I was at home, you know, people would come, we would have some guests. And my father would say, he would look at the other person from a distance. And he would say, this person is going towards congestive heart failure. He said, This person has got water retention, he said, this person that has his kidney malfunction, this person is, is looking at arthritis, this person seems to have some thyroid issues. This person has some, you know, he's getting in for getting in for some respiratory issues, he seems to be a chain smoker. Now, my father was not a he didn't have high, he didn't have you know, sort of X ray vision or he didn't have Wi Fi, he was exercising. And he was looking with

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his knowledge, not just with his eyes. And that's why I've said this many times before.

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We look with our eyes, but we see with our knowledge, we look with our eyes, what we see with our knowledge. So anytime that you are with a person who is an expert in a particular field or particular area, it's I get a lot of kicks from being with experts, because it opened my eyes so much to what people are seeing, because then the experience you have is that the same thing which you are seeing with your eyes, this expert is also looking the picture of it is exactly the same, the picture is the same, but the meaning he draws from that picture is far more enhanced, then you can draw because that is not your area of expertise. Right. It's not your expertise. I mean, I've

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been for example, with the with very fine architects to some of the most iconic buildings in the world. For example, the the heart of the harem, Sharif, in Makkah, I stand outside, there are Lucas a phenomenal, fabulous, you know what a magnificent mustard. Whereas my architect friend will tell me, we see how the alignment of the minerals is that even when it goes to the top, it doesn't look like they're coming inwards, it's like this way, and see how the writing is written where, even though you're looking at something which is high up, it seems to be the same size as what is loadout, and so on. And so now here is the architect, looking at the building of the harem, Sharif.

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And that is me looking at the building, both of us at one level, our perception is the same, which is we are admiring a very beautiful and magnificent structure. But after that, that architect's perception takes him to a much higher level, because he's able to see details in that building, which are, which I am blind to, even though we are looking at exactly the same thing. And there is nothing wrong with his eyes, nothing wrong with my eyes, he doesn't have some kind of third, you know, third sight or whatnot, same thing. But what is what he has, which I don't have is knowledge of architecture. So now this is the thing to which I that's the reason I say that we see with our

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eyes, but we will look with our eyes, but we see with our knowledge. Now the reason I gave you all these examples is to bring us to the issue of Islam, to say that when a non Muslim looks at a situation and a Muslim looks at a situation, there must be by definition, there must be a difference in which the to view the same situation. If that difference is not there, then I have to question my Islam keep an architect and I are looking at the same building. And both of us are asked to write a description of what did you see? And if there is no difference between what I write and what the architect writes, then that architect must question his knowledge of architecture, because how is it

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that you are an architect and you are not able to see things in the structure of that building? And in the design of that building? Which an ordinary layperson cannot see? Right, you are also not able to see them. Now then where is your architecture? Where is your knowledge of architecture? So the same thing we have to apply to ourselves and say that if I'm a Muslim, then how come I am unable to see

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things. And when I'm looking at life when I'm looking at, in this case, not the individual building or something, I'm looking at life itself, and looking at what happens to me, I'm looking at what is happening around the world. And there is no difference in the way that I am perceiving that there is no difference in my reaction to that from the reaction of a person who's not a Muslim. So this Islam on mine, what value has it added to me?

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We need to seriously ask ourselves question, what value is my Islam adding to me?

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If my Eman cannot keep me from eating something which is doubtful if it cannot protect me from what is haram in this world, how will it protect me from the fire of janome on the Day of Judgment if my Eman cannot protect me

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From earning from a source which I know to be Haram,

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I still earn How is this human going to protect me from the anger of Allah subhanaw taala, who I have accepted as my enemy. Now.

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Islam must add value. And the value that Islam adds is because of how we perceive life, how we look at life. And we do that not with these eyes, but with the eyes of the heart, which is the eyes of knowledge of Islam. And that is the reason

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that law Dharma labs are wala kin dharma. kulu Latif, is sudo Allah subhanaw taala said, these people and he's talking about people who do not have Islam, he said there are blind they are not blind because their eyes cannot see, he said they are blind because their hearts cannot see their hearts are blind, meaning there is no understanding of what they are seeing, they are seeing something and they have no understanding of that they don't really know what is going on.

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And that is the reason why I was recognizing that these people are blind, my remind myself and you that that is the reason why there is so much of focus in Islam, on action on actual action, not on not so much on just memorizing and this is that, as I keep saying all the time, I'm not discounting memorizing of the Quran, I'm not discounting the use of the Quran, and so on. And if somebody thinks I'm doing that, then they are then then they are mistaken. The point is that I am saying that that is not the purpose of the nozzle of the Quran, the purpose of the nozzle of the Quran is for it to be practiced in our lives. Now take the Saudis, for example, in a Muslim and also in the urban area.

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The moment now is 40 or 40. This he this Harris is on the authority of Abu huraira Allahu anhu. Who said that also Allah sallallahu Sallam said, Do not envy one another.

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Do not envy one another.

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Meaning Don't be jealous of one another. Don't want. Don't look at somebody and wish for something bad to happen to them. Because you don't like them. You don't like to see them happy. You don't like to see them successful. You don't like the wealthy and influential. He said do not envy one another. Do not inflate prices for one another. Do not hate one another and do not turn away from one another. And do not undercut one another in trade, but rather be a God Allah be the slaves of Allah and be brothers amongst yourselves. Right? This is the the hadith of narrated by Abu huraira. Delano. And then he said, The socialism continued. He said a Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. And

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then he gave the qualities or features of that. He said he does not oppress him, nor does he fail him. Meaning if his brother is in need, he doesn't he doesn't walk away. Nor does he lie to him.

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Nor does he hold him in contempt.

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A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He does not oppress him. He does not nor does he fail him. Nor does he lie to him, and nor does he hold him in contempt. And then the solar Solar System said taqwa is right here. And he pointed to his bless. Just three times taqwa is right here taqwa is right here, taqwa is right here. And then he said Salaam Salaam, it is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim

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meaning his body, his dignity, his honor, his property, his family, everything. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim, his blood, his property and his honor.

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And this is in say a Muslim, and also in the arena now. I'm going to repeat this beautiful Hadees and then we'll try to see how much of this we can cover. In this session on the authority of Abu huraira, viola one who who said Rasul Allah is Allah Sallam said, Do not envy one another and do not inflate prices for one another and do not hate one another and do not turn away from one another. And do not undercut one another in trade, but rather be slaves of Allah subhanho wa Jalla Jalla Allahu and brothers amongst yourselves. A Muslim is the best

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Mother of a Muslim. He does not oppress him, nor does he fail him. Nor does he lie to him. Nor does he hold him in contempt, taqwa, and he pointed to his breast chest. darkwa is right here taqwa is right here, taqwa is right here. He said this three times, it is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim

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is inviolable for another Muslim, his blood, his property and his honor. So he Muslim and our way in and now we are now brothers and sisters, I remind myself when you see how beautiful these heavies is, first and foremost,

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as well as our Salah is focusing on the on matters of action,

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of relationships between Muslims of relationships between

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brothers. And so Allah is Allah Salaam is telling us what we need to do to build that relationship. You know, the greatest, again, anytime I use this term greatest with regard to the mercy and blessings of Allah, or with regard to the actions of a sorcerer seller, immediately, I think of myself and say, Well, you know, there's something else which is greater Holla Holla Alhamdulillah. But in this context, the greatest

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I have to use the term miracle barges are because in today's world, it really looks like a miracle. It doesn't look like a conscious action, which resulted in some results. It looks like a miracle. The greatest miracle is the formation of the oma, the Muslim Brotherhood of faith. Right? hamdulillah is a column of Allah is the is, is the greatest miracle and so on. I'm not going into that. And you're saying that here is a miracle. That here is a module, and I'm saying I'm using the term modular, because it looks like it is restricted only took me so solid. That is not how it was intended to be. rasulillah salam showed as this example for us to emulate and follow in our lives,

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but it seems to me like the greatest of his miracles is that he was able to bring together a group of people who were completely diverse people from different nationalities, people from different races, people from huge disparities in economic background, people from huge disparities in social levels.

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major, major I mean, today we look we think, you know, rich and poor, you cannot even imagine the difference between, say bill or bill Robert Allen, who, when he was a slave, a black African Abyssinian slave who is the physical property of somebody and his his his owner. At that time was the man called who may have been half the difference between him in half and Bill Eldorado who was his

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July's in our life in our minds today because

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we don't we don't have slaves and hamdulillah that we do not have slaves. We don't know we were never slaves ourselves we do not know what it means to be a slave. Now believe me it's nothing like being like working for somebody a slave is a very very different thing and so on right it is absolutely the worst possible thing and it is something that must be completely and totally condemned out of hand. Now we cannot even conceive but yet here was growl bin Rama the Allahu who in the Islamic context became the equal who of course was killed in bother but beloved in Russia became equal to Abu sufian.

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Now, I was a fan when he

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was the was the was the chief of the of the bernama fresh.

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right in that hierarchy. There was nobody bigger than I was here.

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But when he became Muslim,

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he became the equal of the law and in some cases, he became even better than me a beloved Eldorado became even better than

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not my opinion in the time of Omar Malhotra, Delano,

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Abu sufian rhodiola and who and so helping amor

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these two

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came to meet I mean, ruminate

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Omar Abdullah, they were waiting to meet him when Bill Alvin rather when Robert Delano came and say that Omar immediately called bill

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Being able to talk to him, even though I was young and

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so helping our had been waiting.

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So I was up and said,

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You know, these things are difficult to get rid of anyway, I was again, I know he said, to swell when our

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we said what times have come

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where people like us have to wait. While people like this are given immediate access.

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So well we never said, Don't say that.

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He said do not say that. You know what you were doing? And I know was I what I was doing, when this man brought a man and he was standing with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He said we are nowhere close to him.

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Now this is this is this is fact the historical fact. The point I'm making here is that how did the solar solar cells create this oma

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differences as I told you huge salmaan farzi is a portion.

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He's a man from from, from Porsche.

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The Arabs, their chauvinism, they're,

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you know, arrogance on the basis of muscle of the basis of their line age, on the basis of their language, was proverbial

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was proverbial it there, they were so arrogant with their language that they called anyone who could not speak Arabic, this column called the person only this person has no he is dumb is like an animal.

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They did not recognize any language other than Arabic as even being a language

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yet, sermon or Farsi or Dylan

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when he became Muslim rasulillah Salam salmaan is from my family or their land. And not only was Holman Farsi, a Persian, but sermon Garcia also was an ex slave.

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So in a society which had slavery in a society which had slave owners and slaves,

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somebody who was who was a slave or used to be a slave,

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obviously was looked down upon because this was the social norm.

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Yet when they became Muslims, they were like brothers.

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They were like brothers. Now how did it happen? And that is where we come to this hadith also salah

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and also as a Salam is teaching us that which keeps hearts together, that we generate love, that we generates loyalty that we generates, you know,

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a sense of belonging,

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which is the greatest adhesive, which keeps the Brotherhood together.

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And what is that

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to take responsibility for the welfare of your brother

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to actively take responsibility for the welfare of your brother?

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I'm not talking about only you know, just sort of paying lip service or saying or trying to go my brother No, no, no, I'm saying

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consciously look out for that brother.

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Consciously do something where you ensure that that brother does not come to any harm because of something you did or you fail to do.

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So as soon as I said I'm starting from where it begins and he said do not envy one another.

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The whole thing begins from that.

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I look at my brother and I something breaks me. Oh, wow. Fantastic. Oh man. Look at his car, huh? Why does he have to drive this car? Who is he trying to show off to?

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Look at his house.

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Look at this, look at that.

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Said and we is permitted only into things envy is haram. jealousy and envy is completely and totally Haram. We have the ayat of Surah Surah. Also we talk about something which happened as a result of jealousy, jealousy and envy, which is Riba which is backbiting.

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As soon as there is an upset envy is permissible only in two cases. One, you envy somebody because of the fact that they have more religious knowledge than you do, and they practice it.

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And secondly, you envy somebody because they have wealth.

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And they spend it in the path of Allah.

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You're not envying them for the wealth, you're envying them for spending that wealth in the path of Allah. And by envy, you don't I'm saying the difference is that you are not saying I hope he does, he gets destroyed, I hope his wealth is lost No. And we meaning I wish I had that I wish I could do what he is doing. I wish I could do more than what he's doing.

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So first problem, the where it all begins envy. I wish racetam said who is a brother? And what is the hook on me, this is what he's saying, do this, don't do that hook on me, which is forgotten, as Toby, he says, Do not envy one another. And then he said, Do not inflate prices for one another.

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What does it mean? You might say, Well, I'm not a trader, I am not selling anything, no inflating prices, meaning Don't try to benefit at the expense of that brother, whatever the definition of that benefit is in your context. It may be inflating prices, it may be something else, but don't benefit at the expense of Don't try to benefit at the expense of your brother. And then he said do not hate one another. Because the the

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the fallout of envy is hatred.

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Envy is where it starts, hatred is where it gets to. And then the outcome of that we cut relations. He said do not turn away from one another.

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Do not run away from one measure how many people we don't talk to and we have broken relationships with because of some imagined, you know, egoistical thing. Now that person said this didn't say that whatnot, is really seriously we need to ask ourselves, what path are we trading? Where are we going? What are we doing with ourselves

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and then he says ally sell them

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do not undercut one another in trade. So here one is inflating prices between this trader and the customer. The other one is inflating is undercutting, which is lowering prices between two traders. So you are offering something today, may Allah protect us. We have dava organizations doing this

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undercutting one another in order to capture the market.

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Allah is witnessed, I know specific incidents where this has happened and it was reported to me and all I could say was in I live in LA and I wish the people who run those organizations and who claim to be careful and been fallen

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and they do these things. Now what a level of realism you will answer to Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment. You want to undercut

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another dava organization because you want to within quotes capture the market what is the difference between you and Coca Cola and Pepsi?

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stuck for a while as a man you think this is something that's going to get you agenda? You think this is something that's going to give that's going to spread around the world?

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Please understand this.

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Don't destroy yourself.

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So let me just tell them is saying this. I'm going to stop here. We'll look at the rest of this

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in in the next class. So Allah Azza wa sallam said be slaves of Allah and be brothers amongst yourselves. Now what is the meaning of same Beasley's? Allah meaning obey Allah subhanho wa Taala and what is the obedience to Allah is to be brothers to one another. That is what Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to do. Right? Allah subhanaw taala told us that you are brothers to one another.

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And

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in our Muslim Muna is watan and Allah said the Muslims are our brothers to one another. Well as Li Rubina

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and Allah subhanaw taala said

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conciliate between each other, if there is a dispute, if there is some kind of misunderstanding if there is a conflict, don't fanned the flames

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don't fanned the flames. There are people during this part of our social interaction. You go and listen to one story and then you go and tell the other person you know what John's saying about you?

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And then you sit there watch the fun and this is the entertainment by by fanning the flames and getting to people even more embroiled. You sit there and you watch the fun.

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Neverland sisters please please be very careful because the day will come when we will be held accountable for that. said do not envy

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not do not hate. Do not turn away Do not inflate prices.

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Do not undercut

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all matters to do with o'clock, all matters to do with via mail at

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all matters to do with manners, and all matters to do with our dealings with one another.

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And please understand that just because in this heavies de la sala has mentioned four or five things, that it is restricted only to those four of it, no, it's not.

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Those four or five things are salutary, they are the signals, they are the symbols of everything which they represent.

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So here, I'm saying, Do not harm your brother, look out for your brother, whether it is in a commercial context, whether it is in a domestic context, whether it is in a social context, whether it is in a political context, whatever the context might be, nevertheless, enemy's saying is look out for your brother not just even tacit or passive support, but active support.

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Do only that which benefits your brother and do not do anything which does not benefit your brother. And if you see something happening there, which can harm him, then you come in between, and you stop that, and you prevent that harm from happening to your brother.

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And as I said, Why all this because this is the addition. This is the glue. This is what keeps the Omar together. This is what creates the oma and this is what keeps the Omar together as

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brothers and sisters. ask Allah subhanaw taala della della Lu, to enable us to really learn Islam. Because today, Allah He By Allah, this is what is destroying us.

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Little issues, which have nothing to do with what is happening in the world.

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involve us in arguments, which only result in one thing, which is straining of relationships between each other.

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Nothing on the ground changes.

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Somebody asked me please comment on the conversion of AGI Sophia into a mask? What do you think?

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So I asked him, I told him, is this something that affects your rocker? Is it something that is going to give you general Johanna? If he has Sophia was converted into a boss? Does it mean that you will go to Jenna. If Asia Sofia had not been converted into a mosque and remained a museum? Or if it was converted into a church? Does it mean that you would have gone into Jana?

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Your opinion or my opinion? And if they are two different opinions, we know where it goes, it goes into argument and whatnot. And then you will not like what I say and I will not like what you say and our relationship as friends. as brothers will get strained. Maybe we get broken. Maybe I start thinking negatively about you and maybe you start thinking negatively about me all of this will happen.

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But ground reality,

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the conversion of AGI Sophia into a mosque I said will that change? No.

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what is done is done.

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Whether you like it or you don't like it or whether I like it or I don't like it makes zero difference to the ground reality. So what have you achieved apart from destroying our brotherhood apart from destroying our own akhira apart from May Allah protect us evil does not protect us. We'll also start backbiting we also start telling each other Oh, you know what, our he is a he's an apologist, you know, he has got no email he has lost his email. Yeah, he is he This is his opinion and so on. Now tell me what is the benefit of this.

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But think about this. This is what we as Muslims do, and we do it constantly he has only one this is the latest one which is which is which is boy which is keeping the pipe pot boiling but our part continuous continues to boil.

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And it's only our water and the water is boiled and boiled and boiled and produces cream and there is nothing to eat nothing to drink the pot is a worthless pot.

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And that is a part of our emotions. The world does things which keep our pot boiling and there is no benefit at the end of the zero benefit. But we have no sense we don't understand.

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We do not understand

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our brothers sisters really seriously ask yourself this question.

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You know, I want to end with this. Somebody sent me this very nice

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little picture of a football match and it was a picture of the standard. The fans are pretty much screaming as well. And just now the the World Cup has been announced and it's the schedule playing schedule.

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is announced and of course a lot of excitement all over the world wow we are going to be watching world sport World Cup you are you and I know you know billions and billions of dollars goes goes into that into that sport, huge emotion.

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Huge energy millions of and

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huge motion huge energy billions of dollars being spent.

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So somebody sent me this picture and said

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if only if only this much of emotion and this much of passion was spent on something worthwhile

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seriously ask yourself this question. There are Muslims who are in China the Uighur Muslims are being literally they are oppressed in a way that is unimaginable.

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Where is the passion for that?

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Where is the where is the the the the you know, backing and for thing like we are happening, but that is happening for ages of ages happening for that? What about the Rohingya Muslims?

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What about the Syrian and the Iraqi refugees?

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What about the poverty that you see and ice in our countries? Forget Muslims anybody?

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Have you not seen people

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taking food out of garbage bins and eating competing for food with with stray dogs? Have you not seen I have seen them? I'm sure you've seen them as well.

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Where is the passion for that?

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Where is the passion today people are people are dying or COVID. And in and in places like India, the private hospitals are have made have made a hiring. They're getting booming business by inflating prices and so on and so forth. Where is the passion to fight against that

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I can make your long list of things, every single one of which requires passion, it requires emotional commitment, it requires time it requires investment.

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We are no time for that. We have time for conversion of ages Sophia or some other similar, completely useless argument completely useless issue on which people like you and me will talk.

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And that has zero absolutely zero relevance and value to the realities on the ground.

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So when this person has been going to give an opinion, I said Yes, I will.

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Let the people who are involved.

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Let them ask me, I will give them my opinion. You are not one of the

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Bible sisters, that has I advise you my and myself. Let us stop wasting that this life is short. Don't waste time. Enough is enough. Focus on what benefits you in the era because that will automatically benefit you and may also in this dunya

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leave everything else aside, we do not have time for that. Leave it aside.

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ask Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with you, and never to be displeased and asked Allah subhanaw taala to help you from sources that he that you cannot imagine. ask Allah to protect you from all evil that you know and that which you do not know. I asked Allah to keep you in a state of human and to strengthen that entity and to take you in a state of human and to be pleased with you. On the day when you meet him. Was Allah Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah Allah He was heavy remain Veronica Muhammad Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.