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Mohammed Faqih

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AI: Summary © The French National Health Service (NPS) organized the French national soccer organization, with the French National Health Service (NPS) being a popular sport for decades. The French national soccer organization's success in attracting players and highlighting Islam's importance is discussed, as well as the importance of women maintaining their Islamic values and strong stance against domestic violence. The segment also touches on the impact of Islam on various Muslim countries, including those who do not drink alcohol and hold bottles, and the importance of printing and publishing events on social media to avoid embarrassment. The speakers emphasize the need for people to manage the situation and address issues related to sexism and apologizes for the need for more research on the topic.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Salam Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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I'm hoping tonight inshallah Allah is going to be informative entertaining inshallah as Magellan engaging

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every four years

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the world tunes in

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to follow and watch the most watched sport events

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in the world,

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and obviously, is connected to the most popular form of sports. And this football, the real football, or, as we call it here in the United States, soccer, right? So

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FIFA organizes every four years,

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the World Cup, or what we call the World Cup cup, or the Monday out

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and FIFA stands for does anyone know what FIFA stands for? You should know by now. Right?

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All right. So actually, the acronym comes from the French name because the idea itself was founded by a French footballer. Right? So it's basically translates into International Federation of Football Association. Right? So Federation,

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Federation,

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right? internasional deformable Association, or however it's pronounced, My French is horrible. By. So that's what FIFA is.

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And obviously, every almost every year, there's some controversy around it. Now, this year 2022, something that a lot of people in the Muslim world have been waiting for, for a long time ever since. About over a decade ago, it was announced that Qatar won the right to actually host the World Cup, right.

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So everyone was anticipating this, everyone was waiting for it. Some people planned this for the first time, it's actually being organized in a Muslim country, and a Muslim country in the Arab world for the first time. And so far, it looks like there have done a heck of a job. Mashallah.

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But there are a lot of things that can be talked about, right, regarding this particular tournament, and this particular version of it. And one of the things that I want to say, of the, you know, in the beginning, before we go any further, is that sometimes we Muslims feel conflicted about these kind of massive, popular events, right? We feel conflicted because we're like, in a way, it's a distraction. And another way it's

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should we participate? Should we watch them should we even you know, pay attention to anything that is happening? Now,

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keep in mind that

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that as Muslims, right as people off of mission, as 1/4 of the world's population, as an ummah that is supposed to engage with the rest of humanity

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and call them to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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we need to be we need to be relevant. And we need to stay connected you cannot ignore right? And event this big.

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So huge, massive event.

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So

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and obviously many of us are also our, you know, we find soccer entertaining and we're soccer fans, right?

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And it's halal form of entertainment as far as I'm concerned, I don't see anything wrong with it. Right. But as an ummah of a mission, we have to take advantage of an event of this magnitude.

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Now we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as a man of Dawa used to take advantage of big events that attracted

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large number of people.

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Right? Now remember that the province of Allahu alayhi wa sallam to call people to Islam, he used to take advantage of when the Arab tribes would be coming for Hajj or the post Hajj gatherings in conferences, the famous ones like

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su cough, and then Medina. And these were basically events where poets and tribal leaders will be coming and competing with each other. Part of it had a political agenda, part of it had, it was a form of entertainment. Part of it was a form of trade. So the province of Allahu Allah who sort of in spite of all,

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you know, the major haram, things that were happening, including schicke, right, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go to these events to call people to Allah subhanaw taala. And give what we call Dawa call people to Allah. So the process that we used to do that. So the idea that some international Muslim organizations and our groups take advantage of this kind of event, and they go, and they organized our programs and activities and call people to Allah. And there's a large number of people every year, every time something like this happens, there's a large number of people that actually accept Islam, even if it's one or two or three individuals. Imagine when

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hundreds of people some reports that are coming in now saying the hundreds of people are accepting Islam, right. And I remember when it's happened in Brazil, when it's happened in South Africa, you know, Java groups, especially some of these international groups became very, very active. Johanna was telling me the other day that he himself received an invitation to go. And however,

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and I really appreciate those who actually went because when they went, many of these groups could not find hotel accommodations. They ran out of hotel rooms, so they ended up saying and massages, which is real dour. Right? Right. These are people who are really passionate about calling people to Allah subhanaw, Taala and cold calling people to Islam. So there's, in my opinion, absolutely nothing wrong. As a matter of fact, we should support these kinds of causes, either participate in them, support them financially, or at least make dua that Allah azza wa jal allows their effort to succeed. And subhanAllah one of the amazing breakthroughs that came out of this event is that Dr.

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Zakir Naik, who was one of the most famous Days of Our Time and iconic figure in the field of Dawa was actually invited to come and to head some of these events in efforts, right. And then hamdulillah it has been so far very fruitful. So so we should, we should not look at this and frown upon it are become agitated, right? When we see that people are really trying to take advantage of this. They're very excited about calling people to Allah subhanho wa Taala another reflection that I would want to share with you is that

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to be honest with you, and I'm not here trying to promote or trying to,

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you know, praise, the organizing or the hosting the host country, you know, cover, but you have to really give it to them, they're teaching the world a lot of great lessons one of these lessons, right, is that Islamic values are actually good for humanity. You can have fun, you can have entertained entertainment without being overtly and openly right.

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You know, engaging in major acts of indecency and, and wickedness. You don't have to get filthy, you can have you know, you can have fun and still right, maintain human decency, right, a level of decency. So people right now are finding different ways to entertain themselves without getting drunk. Right? People fat finally realized that, you know, you don't have to get drunk too. And one of the things that one of the Messiah was sharing with me earlier today is that

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so far, they're much there's less reports of sexual harassments

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right this this time than ever before?

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Because people are there to watch the sports

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People are there to be entertained, and to watch the sport and truth for their country and support their favorite players, they're not there to get drunk and harass each other. And one of the things that the women are saying, perhaps is the, you know, the major reason for the decrease in the number of harassment, and all of that

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is probably the absence of alcohol.

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The province itself calls it almost Habad, if the mother of all evil,

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and we know that story of a man that was basically seduced by a woman to to commit fascia with her, right, or to kill a baby or to drink, come to drink wine. And he thought that was the lesser of all these evils is drinking alcohol, because killing an innocent child, obviously, the most evil thing that you can think of, right? And committing, Zina is also a bad thing. So he thought, Okay, what's the big deal, I'll just drink. It's just one cup, one glass of wine. And that said, no harm done. But he didn't realize the process and said that when he drank, right, he asked for more. And he kept drinking until he was completely drunk. And the he ended up committing Zina. And then he ended up

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trying to, you know, felt so bad about what he was doing. And he ended up killing this innocent child. So the process is called, it's all about it, the mother of all evil. And they took a very strong stance against it. And actually, they incurred a lot of financial losses, because you're talking about Budweiser, and all these other I don't know the name of the various brands, right? advertisements, and, you know, large amount of sales that that that were lost, yet humanity realized that, you know, there's a lot to be for us to gain from following these beautiful Islamic and moral teachings. Right, one of them is that women are saying, Oh, it's a much better environment, much

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more decent environment, and perhaps also, the conservative culture of Qatar, in Doha, contributed to that people are not there to mess with other people. Now, compare that to what happened in Russia, in 19, in 2018,

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right, where the various Kartell and, you know, Mafia is basically brought in I forgot the number i Someone told me, it was about 400,000, prostitutes, from different countries to, to work during the World Cup. That's what happened in Russia.

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So people were going there for the wrong reasons.

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Right, so on Hamdulillah.

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The third observation that I want to make for those of us who have been watching the World Cup or following soccer since the early 80s, or late 70s, some of you I don't know, here, I don't know, maybe we have people here that know, or have been following soccer since the late 60s or early 70s. If you remember, most footballers, are most professional soccer players, right? They did not exhibit or they did not show any signs of religiosity, right. Long hair, necklaces, piercings, you know, they weren't, they weren't necessarily religious, right? They would drink they would do even the Muslims, right? I'm talking about the Muslims, right. But now, you notice that there is this young

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generation of,

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of professional football and soccer player that are showing signs of religiosity.

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They're dedicated, they're good at what they're doing. Right. But yet, at the same time, they are maintaining their, as much as they can have their Islamic values. So you find some of them, they have wives who are yabbies, or their mothers with hijab, right? They're very grateful and respectful towards their mothers and their, their, their wives, you find them, you know, giving tribute to their mothers and the hard work that they have put. Right, you see some of them kissing their mother's hands, you see them raising their hands and making their eye and reading a fatty whatever they're doing, whether you know whether you agree with what they're doing or not, that's not the

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point. We're not talking about the outcome, but they're showing signs of religiosity and connection to Allah Subhana Allah and higher level of spirituality than their predecessors. They make sujood when they score our goal, they you know, they thank Allah subhanho wa Taala these are great examples. They pray before salah they fast they play, they train while they're fasting.

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This is really inspirational. Back in, back in, in my days, you know, the only person that we heard say something about Allah

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or his faith or his belief was Muhammad Ali Rahmatullah Allah. That's why everybody in the Muslim world loved him, even non Muslims respected him.

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And one of the greatest lessons that I think he taught as a as a dead as a dedicated athlete to his beliefs, right, was that you can maintain your values and accelerate what you're doing. And earn everyone's respect, even those who don't agree with you or don't love you.

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Right, and he became an inspiration for a lot of people. So now you find a lot of athletes, right, who are really proud of their Islamic identity, their Islamic heritage, they don't have any issues with it, right? And they show signs of religious This is beautiful, in my opinion, this in and of itself is down I'm not saying this is the best or the most effective form of Dawa. But in and of itself, it's a beautiful thing that should we should celebrate. Right? When people like

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I forgot his first name club, the, the, the, the manager of Liverpool. Right. When he says, you know, he was asked by reporters about,

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you know, his his players coming back from the winter break. And from the Christmas and New Year's Eve, parties coming back exhausted out of shape, you know, because of the, you know, partying and drinking and all of that. He said, his two most valuable players last season and the season before Mohamed Salah from Egypt and Saudi Omani from Senegal, right? He said, I don't have to worry about them because they don't drink and party.

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It was disappointing. How was Allah put Christmas tree. That's that. But nonetheless, it's like they don't drink so I don't have to worry about it.

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They're on top of their games. And it's really something to be proud of, and to, you know, say, Look, this is what Islam offers us. Right?

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They're no longer feeling ashamed, and have to basically drink or pretend like they have to drink. Because they can't tell everyone that they don't drink. They're proudly saying I don't drink. They don't even hold bottles. They don't want to hold cups. Sadly, there are so many pictures, you see them all over the the internet of them refusing to celebrate with a with a glass of champagne. Right? All of them refusing to hold the bottle. Like I don't do that. And everybody in their team knows that. And they respect them. As a matter of fact, because of these, this generation, and individuals like this, in the world of sports, some who are not Muslim actually converted to Islam.

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Right, because they were and what was the name of that French player who used to play for a Spanish team?

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No.

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I remember I remember he was one of my, you know, I can't I can't believe I forgot his name.

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Yes, yes. So he has so much influence on his on his teammates, and some of them converted to Islam, and the ones that were not practicing, they actually started practicing. And you have to give it to the Islamic revival movement in the 90s. And in the post 911, you know, era,

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the Islamic revival movement in the late 80s 90s. And,

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you know, in the, in the 2000s, had so much impact of Islamic material, the DUA that, you know,

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these, these people are so inspirational and effective in what they're doing that they're reaching out to a wide range of people.

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You know, I remember driving, being picked up by Uber driver or taxi driver in Doha, Qatar, and there was a brother, who was listening to one of the shoots one of my colleagues, he's like, he's my favorite chef, and right, and he is a young, you know, aspiring athlete from from, you know, West Africa. So it was beautiful to see that Al Hamdulillah that the Messiah and people like,

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I don't want to give any, I don't want to mention some and neglect to others, but some of them I'm sure, that we are well aware of, they had great impact on this generation. So the Islamic revival movement in the 90s and the 80s in the late 80s, early 90s, late 90s and post 2000 and post 911 had great impact on a wide range of people in different from different walks of life, including athletes, right? And now they're setting a good example for other people in my opinion, we're looking to either when you hear about a group of people, you know, football players, athletes coming together and praying their salah, some of them reading beautifully reading Quran beautifully. It's

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just really inspiration when you when you see that some of them are actually you know, doing anti calf helping them

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Should helping, you know spending their money on good causes. cleaning the bathroom, like Saudi madness is really a great inspiration for a lot of people. So seeing this, you know, being, you know, seeing this at this level, right? Is is a beautiful thing that shows you the power of Islam and what Islam has to offer, humanity.

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Also, we have to say that it shows us how I mean, some of the things that are happening. And in

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one of the very interesting,

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you know, outcomes of this is you see, the solidarity and the connection between the various Muslim nations, how we all got excited when our brothers doesn't matter. It doesn't have to be my country, it doesn't have to be the country in which I was born. But it's a country that is majority Muslim, or is a country that is 100% Muslim, the players are Muslim, their names are Muslim, you know, and I'm not only talking about the African, you know, I'm also talking about the French team as well.

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Which is the second African team to make it through.

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No, no, I'm obviously I'm talking about Morocco. I'm talking about Senegal, you know, I'm talking about, you know, countries that when they when, when they succeed, when they move through to the next, you know, to the next phase of the competition, we all got excited and happy. Why?

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Because of that connection that we have with them. It's not my country, I don't speak their language, but they're Muslim. Right. And the prophets have said methadone Momineen, if you didn't want to rock I mean,

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the believers love each other, we root for each other, just like by the way they root for for their teams. I mean, yesterday, you should have heard, you know, some of the commentators like and today, you know, like the American and the British commentators, they were disappointed that Germany is out.

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Right? They were disappointed that that Spain lost to Morocco, right. Like they were disappointed. You can see that in their voices. They're disappointed. Right? I'll go from Villa to rock they really, I mean, remember, by the way, something that maybe a lot of people don't know, is

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the reason the last round is played simultaneously, the games are played simultaneously, is to avoid any coordination between the teams to oust another team.

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And this half wasn't much fixing. The reason this happened is who remembers

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who remembers that?

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No, no, it was Germany and who?

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Austria, Germany and Austria plotted against Algeria.

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To to oust Algeria because Algeria defeated Germany.

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Right.

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Algeria defeated Germany, so the Germans were very upset. The Austrians, I mean, it's to their advantage not to have Germany

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move forward. Because they would have benefited from, you know, but because they're buddies, because they're part of that old alliance. Right? They're European, they actually fixed

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the game. And they decided to let Germany win by certain margin. I remember watching the whole game. And the second half of it was mockery, it was a joke. Each side basically sat in their in their half and they were just passing the ball to each other.

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It was one of the most embarrassing events that ever took place. And it was after that the FIFA right decided to actually right play the last round, because you see in each group, you have four teams, each team is going to play three games, right. So they decided that the third game both you know, games will be played simultaneously at the same time, right. So that there is no none of these things happen. Right. So they plotted against against a Muslim country, right, because colonial mentality, they cannot get over, you know, over how could remember the year actually the United States team, you know, defeated

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England the English people were so disappointed.

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Right. We're the we've we founded this game, this is our game, how could they defeat us? Right? So that colonial mentality and arrogance that they have, they haven't gotten rid of that

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All

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right. So every time one of these underdogs when I get I'm happy I know some of you. I'm like, oh, Spain loss is my favorite team. I don't care if it's your favorite. Yeah, I'm glad they lost. I'm glad Cameroon won today and I'm glad the person that scored that decisive goal is His name is Abu Bakar. May Allah bless him. Allah and

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he made a horrible mistake today when he took off his his jersey. I mean, I was sitting there with one of the brothers, one of the local doctor with Brother Norman Qureshi. I'm like, no, no, no, what is he doing? He forgot that he had a yellow card. So he gets a second yellow card. And he's, he's red card. And then he was he was sent out. But after he's called, after he scored a goal, right? I'm happy. I don't want Brazil to dominate the game. So so I'm happy anytime an underdog you know, wins. I am I'm really excited and hamdulillah so today was was a good day for me yesterday was also a good day and hamdulillah right. So and we pray for all these teams that represent Muslim majority

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countries insha Allah to succeed, and to cheer up

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their fans in sha Allah Huhtala

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there are a few things that that we can talk about. But so I don't want to prolong this. I will I'll open the floor inshallah for your questions or your comments. But, you know, one of the most iconic figures right now of the author, World Cup is a cup bloody

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young man by the name of Abdul Rahman.

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I heard, I didn't verify it myself, because I thought it wasn't worthy of, but I heard by now that he has 13 million followers

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in a matter of one week.

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And this shows you the power of Tiktok in social media, and how trivial and how stupid it is subtle. The reason he has as many followers is because he wears the headcovering right.

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And he resembled according to people he resembled, what are they called the mascot that they chose for the, for the ammonia.

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And there is this clip of him yelling in frustration, because he was upset with the performance of his the players of his national team.

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So that became he became a meme. And he became so popular in China, you know, where tick tock is from. And then China if you become popular, that means we have millions and millions of followers. Overnight, he became.

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He became

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you know, his video went viral. And now they have they have they have memes about him. He has fan club.

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He is the most

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you know, the most liked tick tock personality. Now he's trending in China. This shows you

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you know, there is also someone from

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not Liberia from

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a young guy that was working for the Metro also that started singing and then he became from Kenya. Yeah, what was he doing?

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He, he's just holding a sign. You know, it's, you know, telling people, and then he just, he's just became so famous. You know, it's just, this just shows you how like, really literally overnight, you could do something say something to smile, the right way or the wrong way and then you become so be careful. Before you do anything. You could be caught on camera and next thing you know, you become what a celebrity you could now become famous for the right thing or for the wrong thing. Right? This is the time in which we live and that's that Allah subhanaw taala for Lafayette May Allah subhanaw taala cover our faults and our mistakes in sha Allah to Allah continue to

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root and support for you know, support the right the right teams. And these teams are

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the teams that yesterday and I like

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Morocco is definitely there.

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Yeah, Senegal, of course, you know, we were hoping that Yeah.

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The darker the better.

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Now, that doesn't include phrase the phrase team.

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So I'll conclude with this. People are asking me about my predictions, but I have to tell you something with regards to prediction. As a matter of fact, it's a matter

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Got a really, we need to be very careful, you know, saying that I predict this and I predict saying, you know, I think you know what I predict any, but we need to be very careful people nowadays they're like, Oh yeah, did you see that? Would that goat predicted?

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Or rabbits or what is your man, we cannot do stuff like this. Not only are these superstitions, silly and ridiculous, they're actually Haram as well.

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Right? We can't do stuff like this, we can't be betting on games, we can't be actually seeking predictions from these type through these type of means. It's not appropriate. It's a violation of happiness. So it's a serious matter. You shouldn't be looking at these things or like, oh, well, this particular goat predicted the winner of the World Cup for the past, you know, two decades and every time yeah, what kind of go to lives for two decades.

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Just so we need to be careful Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana. Allah knows best. If you have any questions or any comments, please feel free to ask in sha Allah azza wa jal, and please do not miss out on the watch parties. Right? Next time you come please bring doughnuts or something.

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With you insha Allah with that? Yes.

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Yes.

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Okay. Everybody, I was just about to ask, you know, the next four years, you know, the World Cup is going to be the United States. So, you know, a lot of miles do you think a lot of them are starting to prepare to have these groups to travel to these cities to you know, probably convert people.

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Inshallah, you know, it's very funny that the United States is having the World Cup for the second time in

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has it even been 30 years? Or 19? It was 1994. I remember. Yeah, I attended some of you know, yeah, I miss 1994. So,

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so 30 It has been 30 years, then. It's gonna be 30 years. Oh, that's very interesting. The United this time, it's the United States and Canada. Right. and Mexico. Oh, Mashallah. We're coming together. Look, I thought I did what the United States Canada and Mexico combined are going to be doing with America, North America, that's beautiful. Inshallah, why not bring people together Is he one of the things that I love about soccer, especially soccer is it brings the world together brings people together, this is a beautiful thing, how to manage it. Jimmy, you know, and it's an opportunity also to promote some good causes, you know, like the Palestinian cause, for instance.

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Right. You know, look how effective it was. Actually, one of the things that that I had on my list here is the failure of the normalization of the State of Israel.

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Right I don't know if you've been following it shows that people are rejecting this right so so it's beautiful. So one, yeah, but yes, insha Allah, Allah, I think we should prepare. I don't know if they're going to be playing in Memphis but I think we should prepare and I'm sure that national organizations are going to be preparing and inshallah you gave me a good idea. I should start like, you know, scouting, going to Mexico and going to Canada in preparation for the World Cup Inshallah, to Allah in North America, but inshallah to Allah, and I'm hoping in sha, Allah azza wa jal, that that World Cup, when it comes to the dollar efforts, the outcome of our efforts is going to be the

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most successful even more successful than then I think we can we can do a great job in sha Allah Tala and taking advantage of it, and calling people to Allah subhanho wa Taala as a matter of Allah, He there are a lot of people out there that need need this religion. We're just not doing our part. We're not We're not knocking on people's doors. We're just waiting for you know, you know, really, I mean, we're really we put our convenience, you know, before we can't we get you want to call to Allah subhanaw taala there has to be some hardship and some inconvenience that you have to go through. Right? So we're really not doing enough. This, you know, it's a fertile ground for Dawa.

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Right. And I really say this, and I say it, and I feel a lot of pain and shame, to be honest with you.

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But I think there's, there's insha Allah to Allah, I think there will be, Inshallah, by then one thing that we need to do our our team and our group here, and Memphis, needs, needs to really inshallah to Allah in the next three to four years. We need to up our game and become one of the most

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powerful data centers, you know, somehow up Islamic Institute of Orange County, my old message in Orange County.

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I was following up with the brother Jamal Zahedan who's in charge of that where they

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Are

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you know,

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this year so far, I think they had more than 60 to 70 shadows so far. Right? So I remember the years I was at the first year, it was one shahada a week and then it became almost two. Right in the message. So, and I remember Subhanallah I remember that machete, you know, was pretty much the immigrants Masjid 15 years ago. And right before I left in 2018, for instance, many of our events were completely organized and dominated by conference. Pretty much. I remember when we did, we did Halal taco night. It was the most popular night we sold out. Lions were to the street Halal taco. The entire event was pretty much the volunteers, right, that the entire event was put together

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organized, you know, by our Latino Muslim brothers and sisters. You know, it was Latina Muslims that took care of that the whole thing. They carry the whole thing, and it was amazing.

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We can do it here to the halal taco Park, right? Hola. hamdulillah

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Hallett? Yes.

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I think it was a thank you. It was a very good talk. And I think you should print it, publish it in various newspapers in especially in Islamic world, because many of them are suffering from inferiority complexes, you know, and we should learn from the cutter, you know, because in like, for example, in Pakistan, they will not never, we never do this kind of thing, just because they will be ashamed or you know, they will, they will be afraid of be mocked upon, about the Dawa. I had been in Saudi Arabia when the when there was Gulf War. And with my own eyes, I saw so many American soldiers, meaning military people accepting Islam. I saw the whole bus going for O'Meara, and I met

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them because they prayed mosque, Masjid, where Hooda was given English, you know, with that. And we met those people and they just converted to Islam when they came to Saudi Arabia, you know, and I saw in one Friday mosque, Friday Juma for the, for American soldier with all the uniform Bill these days. And they, they took shahada there. And one person, he came to our hospital, he was a recruit again, you know, for the war. He was ex soldier, but then, and he gave a lecture in our auditorium in the hospital. And he said, I bought something from Saudi shopkeeper, and he gave me a copy of Quran. And I read it. And within few days, I realized this is the book of Allah. And he took

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shahada. Then he started crying. At the end of his talk, he said, Had you given this book? Two years ago, my wife would have died Muslim. So how the tsk roll? And I recommend there's the USA Congressman Paul Finley, oh, yeah, we read his book. You know, he's from the Illinois Springfield, Illinois, he had a very negative thought about Islam. Till by accident, by chance, he had to go to Yemen, you know, and that changed his whole version of Islam, you know, conception. And then he just thought why he had a poison in his mind. He remembered that in the eighth grade when he was a student, volunteer teacher came to their school and put this poison arrow on all the students. So

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from that time onward, they had a very negative person. And in the last book, I read of him, he wrote the name of the Muslim living in his constituency, he said this man when woman he narrated the names, mostly men, he said they lived in my community for for 24 years, and I was their congressman, but they did not have Tofik to just come to me and explain what Islam is. There was a doctor a TIA one girl, female doctor, you know, she had made a charity hospital for the children, you know, and he she invited him to at the end he said, the doctor or girl or whatever doctor you did a superb job. But there are so many Americans here you shoot did not introduce Islam to them. So I think what

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I mean that these people are hungry, they are saying you have a water we are burning in the fire. And on the Day of Judgment, they will be witness against us. Because you did not even give a copy of Quran to them. Sometimes they give the English version totally which I don't like at all.

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All because Quran is the miracle is book which has been, which has been preserved in its original language. When you give just English translation, it doesn't have that impact, you know. And I remember so many people when they just read the Quran, they became Muslims, you know, and some of the youths you see on the YouTube, they said, if he had seen the Muslims, we will we would never have become Muslim, you know, but because of Quran, we became Muslim. So what I'm saying, we are not, as you said, rightly, that we are just leaving, we are just sleeping. One, one Pakistani scholar, Maulana Maududi, he was the biggest scholar, when he when he came on the European tour

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trip, somebody asked, what will happen to this Christian, they don't know about Islam? And will they go to hell? Or will they go to whatever? He said, I'm not worried about them. I'm worried about you. On the Day of Judgment, they will say, these were our neighbors. These were among us. They never introduced Quran to us, you know, and this is really, this should be very big concern. As you said, we should be like, you know, a human sorry. Once somebody thanked Sultan, they sent that in Turkey. Erdogan said, No, that is not that did not make turkey great. It was a boy human sorry, who made the turkey great, you know, because Because of this, they became Muslim. So I think we are sleeping.

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Very minimal thing, I go to our table, and I get disappointed. Because there's some machinery comes and they waste your time. And we know them, they are just wasting your time to show that you don't go to the real people, you know, they just start talking all kinds of nonsense, you know, and we are just sleeping, you know, just we are just playing games. We must not play a game with Allah and the Prophet and Islam. We should be very serious. Why don't we go to the all the congressmen and senators and take an appointment. And just say that we are we should not be very aggressive or angry or something we say we want to remove the deformation or wrong information about Islam. God is the

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most misunderstood and we want to have a good relationship. I'm sure every senator every congressman will give that give you the appointment, three for brother or sister whatever they can go and they can explain about some like Paul Finley, you know, after he changed, he put the Quranic verses in his books, you know, about Jesus, Mary and all those kinds of things actually gave me an idea. I don't know if brother lathe has here severe severely. Inshallah, we'll conclude with this. One thing I think we need to do in sha Allah to Allah is summarize some of the, like, come up with a list of issues that were brought up or that were raised because of some of the policies and rules and

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regulations that COPPA imposed. Right. And some people may have, you know, had issues with it. And I think we should address address these, these issues in our Dawa, for in our, our forums, right, like, take advantage of the world's not wondering why. So maybe hold events and say, Okay, if you want to understand why this particular issue is problematic for us Muslims, why we took a harsh, like a very serious stance against it, why Qatar had to do this. Right, why we as Muslims, you know, have issues with this, what are the moral and ethical issues with, you know, public drinking? Right, what is the moral and ethical problems and issues that we have with openly promoting LGBTQ, you

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know, values, what are and so on? I think it's a great dollar opportunity in sha Allah to Allah. And I think we have, we have the solutions that the world needs for some of the most complex problems and dilemmas. So may Allah subhanaw taala bless the effort of anyone that calls to Allah subhanho wa Taala any effort to lessen the evil in the world and to increase the good, shouldn't be appreciated and it shouldn't be supported. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us the fatty Halal higher Medallia culture may Allah subhanaw taala make us access of of good and make us the of those who prevent and stop evil Zachman while failing Subhanak Allah humble they have taken the show to Allah

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Allah HetLand the stuff you're gonna to like, do not forget in sha Allah to Allah. Tomorrow. We're rooting for the United States against Netherland