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Mirza Yawar Baig

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Ilaha Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah Shafi lambay were mousseline Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi, wa sahbihi wa sallam de Sleeman kathira inkaterra farmajo. My dear brothers and sisters, I want to make the statement to you. And I want you have to keep this thought in your mind, which is that in this life, only contributors are valued. I want to repeat that, in this life, only contributors are valued.

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On January 21 2010, a new exhibition opened in the London science museum called 1001 inventions.

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That exhibition showcased Muslim inventors who were pushing back the boundaries of knowledge. When Europe was in what historians who want to ignore Muslim history like to call the Dark Ages.

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The ages were dark in Europe, but they were not dark in the world. This exhibition ran in London until

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June 30. That's what little obliterated a few days or six months 2010 and it then toured the world. And I saw this exhibition in quit.

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My thoughts, as I saw this, I saw exhibit after exhibit.

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My thought, as I saw exhibit after exhibit was, what happened?

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What happened?

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What happened, that if we as Muslims could do all of this in the ninth century? Why are we where we are today?

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If someone were to start a project to collect inventions by Muslim scientists, in the in the 20th century, what would they find? How far do you think that project will go? As I mentioned, in a previous customer of mine, from 1900 to 2010, only two Muslim scientists won the Nobel Prize for science, both in chemistry

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two scientists in 110 years.

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This is an exception, which proves the rule. That Muslim contribution is not what you would be looking for. If you were looking for inventions in this century.

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As I said to you in that hole, but if this was said about a people, about a community about a people who never really achieved anything in their history,

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then it would you would understand that

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if I told you that only two Muslims are just won the Nobel Prize in science in the last 110 years, you would say well, you know so what's so remarkable the Muslims never did anything anyway. Right throughout the history of Islam from the seventh century, from the time Mohammed Salah Salim presented Islam to the world till today, Muslims have never done anything anyway. So what is so surprising, but that's not true. That is not true. And this exhibition of 1001 inventions proves that that is not true. Muslims did huge things they did an enormous amount of contribution to the to the world of science.

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But then it came to a halt.

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It came to a halt. The question is to ask why. My brothers and sisters Allah subhanaw taala told us why he sent us into this world when he said quote O'Hara on Magento project leanness de Muro, Nabila roofie what and how Neil moon Gary were to Winona villa. Allah said you are indeed the best community that has been that has ever been brought forth for the good of mankind. Oh courageous, Lin Lynas.

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leanness not meanness. Allah did not say I extracted you from people from humankind. He did. He didn't talk about that. He said I extracted you for the benefit of humankind.

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And you enjoy doing what is right and you forward forbid doing what is wrong and you believe in Allah Subhana

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Allah Subhana Allah told us that he sent us to benefit the people. People appreciate those who are beneficial. It is as simple as that. People love those who give and the hate those who take

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Allah subhanaw taala sent us to take from him and to give to the world. We

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forgot that we forgot how before what a lie. We forgot ourselves,

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my brothers and sisters, this is time to wake up and work.

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It's not only important to wake up, but to get out of bed, lying in bed awake as we seem to be doing today is as useless as lying as being asleep.

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We will not become world leaders by wishing that or by declaring that

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those who lead the world today, in whichever direction

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they work for it, this long for it, this suffered for it, their sacrifice for it. This is the law of Allah subhanho danijela.

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My brothers sisters, the past is past, no matter how much we may like to bask in reflected glory, let us understand and accept that the glory of those scientists, or those who Allah or those Alia, of Allah subhanho wa Taala belongs to them.

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It does not reflect on us. If you find that difficult to understand and accept and don't want to let go of your warm, fuzzy feeling.

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When you talk about differences in

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and others

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and see our people and you feel good about that.

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If you don't want to let go of this, if you don't want to face the fact

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that what Alberoni did or what Emerson did,

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or what all of them did belongs to them.

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It's not a reflection on us. If you don't want to believe that, then let me name for you some of the worst scrounge rows in Islamic history and tell me if you would like to be associated with them and their deeds? Are you willing?

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And I'm not going to take the names of bad people or evil people. But you know many of the names and I know probably more

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Are you are I willing to say

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about that person and say our people?

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We are not? Right?

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So my submission to you is that if you don't, if you don't want to associate yourself with the scoundrels of history, then you also cannot associate yourself with the heroes of history.

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You can look at them, you can admire them, you can take them as role models.

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But you have no right to feel good about what they did.

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If you want to feel good, you have to do something for yourself. My brothers sisters, I remind you and myself, each person and each generation stands or falls by its own actions, not by the actions of its predecessors. Now this is actually excellent news, because it means that no matter what happened in the past, each person in each generation has a fresh chance to chart the path of their own destiny. The question is, are we you and I willing to take that chance.

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Remember, that all we have is today, which is why today is so incredibly precious and important. Yesterday, is gone. Today is here. And how tomorrow will be depends on what we choose to do or not to do. Today, the biggest game that shaitaan plays to is to divert our attention from today from the present.

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And either

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he gets us involved in the past or the future. We regret or gloat about the past or we live in fear of the future. In the process, we waste the only time when we can actually make a difference. And that time is today. That time is now

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if we want to regain what we had that is global leadership, we must do the following things. Number one,

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for change to happen. We must accept the need to change

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We must accept that we need to change and accept that we will need to work very hard to catch up and exceed what others are doing. Remember that there are only two kinds of people in the world contributors and consumers only contributors are respected, they are followed, they are valued, they are looked up to

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consumers are manipulated and milked. They are the capital of the world and are treated like cattle. It is our choice, how we want to define ourselves.

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As Henry Ford is reported to have said, If you say that you can or cannot do something, I accept it.

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The world will accept however we want to define ourselves and will treat us accordingly. What do we want that definition to be?

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Number two, change the way we educate, change our education. Our education must follow the Quranic pattern that Allah subhanho wa Taala defined for us, where Allah subhanho wa Taala said in a vehicle to enter the villa Villa de la

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Al Bab la coruna la

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vida Joby him wet avec Karuna vehicle cassava, Tijuana, Robin ama Allah

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Subhana Allah,

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Allah subhanaw taala zaidan the beautiful is El Karima of Iran, number 190 and 191 very early in the creation of the heavens and the earth. And in the alternation of the night and the day. There are indeed signs I add signs for people of understanding for

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Alba, for people of understanding. And then another Who are those Allah described them, they are those who remember Allah subhanaw taala, always and in Salah, standing, sitting and lying down on their sides. And they think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth. And they say, our robina Mahabharata has a ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, or our Rob, you have not created all of this without purpose. We all Glory be to You.

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And Exalted are You above all that they associate with you as partners, and save us from the fire. My brother and sister Bella, Bella taught us what we must teach, and how we must teach that the content,

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the content, and the process. First we recognize Allah and we love Allah, then we research in his creation. The result is that then we will, we will see his science in his creation, which reinforces our faith in Him geladeira our decline started when we lost this connection. And when we separated Allah subhanho wa Taala. From his creation, we fractured and divided our schooling system into two distinct and separate mutually exclusive streams. In one we taught the book of Allah and the teachings of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, without any connection with the creation of Allah. We taught about Allah as if there is no creation. We focused exclusively on religious rituals

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and customs, the reading of the Koran, Tajweed, memorizing the Koran, the Hafiz and on Hadees and the extraction of religious laws, which is fick graduates from these institutions, our jamea, our their room, all the rooms, and the Islamic universities. Were not even introduced to the terms physics and chemistry and mathematics and biology, mostly not even to geography, and history, though some cherry picked history is taught more as entertaining stories to be mentioned in impassioned speeches.

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Right? Think about that, what kind of universities what kind of education system because it wasn't universities, what kind of education system produced the evenness in the US and the

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UN and the and the and the great inventors of Islam of the Muslims and what happened to that

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teaching

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depict history, and our own strong allergy to critical analysis are signs of ignorance and cowardice. And they guarantee that we will never learn from our history, and that we will continue to repeat the mistakes that we have historically been been doing. Again and again. We left the teaching of Natural Sciences, social sciences, technology, psychology, even languages, to universities, which are totally free from the name of God in any form.

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I introduce the languages in this list because language is the window into the arts of people. Language opens the door to cultures, and is the means of influencing others. We don't teach them in our jammies and our rooms. How strange is that? We talk about the importance of Tao but we don't equip our students with the basic means of communication of power, which is the language of our audience.

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And not talking about the language of the Quran and the Sunnah. The tragedy is that many of our dark rooms do not even teach Arabic as a language. They teach the Koran through translations. Although translations or or English translations, they don't teach the original Coronel Karim.

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The same thing with the Hadith to even greater extent. But even if you are teaching Arabic, the point is that the language of your audience is not Arabic, it is something else. But we don't teach that.

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My brothers and sisters, the tragedy of this, in my view, is not only that we do all of this, but that is farcical nature doesn't strike us. We continue blindly, but at the same time we extraor and applaud scientific invention the discoveries made by Muslims 1000 years ago. Now how hypocritical is that?

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If we had followed the teaching methodology by that Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to follow, our universities would have produced the coal, who would have given the world cures to illnesses, advances in all kinds of areas of human endeavor, and they would have been known and valued and respected as contributors to human welfare, not merely as suckers for gold plated wheel rims. Number three, start living Islam. My idea is not merely to sing to you a litany of lament, but to show the way forward. As I said in the beginning, no matter what happened, each generation has a chance to change, direct question to reflect and decide if you want to be the generation that is written in

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history as the one which fuels the turnaround, or do you want to remain as another one which was a casualty of our past, if you want to be the ones to drive change, to make Muslims the most beneficial and influential people in the world, then get ready for the long haul. I say beneficiary and influential because one follows from the other. Only beneficial people are influential. To become influential, we must first become beneficial. The way to the heart is through the belly, figuratively speaking, solve people's problems, and they will listen to you and follow you. Number four, Islam is the name of a practice. It is not the name of a philosophy or theory. People are

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impressed by what they see and experience from us in Amazonia ravintola is dead Islam spread the fastest after Fatah maka, because for the first time the non Muslim was able to see the life of an ordinary Muslim up close.

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Ask and I asked myself how many non Muslims see our lives and are impressed enough to form a positive opinion. That is the gist of all data to demonstrate the beauty of Islam, not talk about it. demonstrate that because people listen with their eyes. They do not care what you say until they see what you do. My brothers and sisters, we come to the last of my points. Number five, we must change our mindset of treating religion and science as two mutually exclusive things.

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A Muslim is a person and should be a person with a naturally scientific mindset because we know Allah subhana wa tada and our religion is based on knowledge

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with evidence with delille and not on superstition and rumors, science reinforces religion and enables us to see the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his creation and increases our Harsha.

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The all of Allah in our hearts and increases our tawakkol our reliance on Allah provided we approach science through the route of crusher to Allah.

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Allah yet guru Allah,

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Allah you know beam, why not have a Corona not before, why not have a Corona first recognize Allah then invest investigate in the creation.

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This cannot happen if we separate scientific education from religious education. The two are linked, we separated them, we must put them back and we must repair the damage that we have done. My brothers and sisters are low road ed is long and hard. But the rewards are insha Allah immense global leadership of the rule on hearts, not land and the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah inshallah, when we meet him, it begins with living Islam in every aspect of our lives. It begins with fulfilling what Allah subhanho wa Taala made forth, respecting of Allah subhanho danas boundaries, staying out for staying out from everything which is doubtful. Learning Allah subhanho data his book

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and following his messenger Muhammad Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam his way, the Sunnah, in everything in our lives. It extends to studying science and looking at the world through the lens of Allah subhanho wa Taala ask Allah insha Allah one was done if we do this, then we will we will be able to say Robin Amma holla.

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sober

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sober Naka kina

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ask Allah Subhana Allah Jalla Jalla who to be pleased with you never to be displeased.

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stofer la la vida como Lisa muslimeen first of Euro in o Rahim. Allah Nan Susana Willem de furlan our hamdard an akuna nominal Casa de Ravana Tina dounia Hassan wa Villa para de Asana topi, na na, na na

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na na na motto for Muslim and beside him alone my fish Naveen coolibah, dunia was a villa was de la creme while he was iVh may be Rama Tikka hamara amin al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.