Khutbah Activism

Mohammed Faqih

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sent them

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two Muslim

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wahala amin has

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a man who married a

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lady and whenever he was in ternary camera fever

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la hora

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de Nova.

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If you remember our brothers and sisters, I spoke not too long ago about a plan

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for success,

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an agenda for improvement in the life of a believer.

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And we talked about that

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plan.

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And then I dedicated a football for the first point that I mentioned for the first element which had to do with seeking knowledge. And then we dedicated another football for the second point, which has to do with improving one's mannerism.

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And today, I will talk about the third point.

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And when it comes to the fourth, to the fourth point, which has to do with building a support system, and we'll talk about that in the month of Ramadan. And see how we can make the month of Ramadan an opportunity for us to create that support system.

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And to basically surround ourselves with what we need to have in order for us to be better.

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Today, I will talk about the third point.

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And to refresh your memory, it was about activism.

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And I said one of the most important

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elements of activism is data.

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So focus on activism.

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This has to do

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with the purpose of our existence.

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Allah Subhana Allah created us for a purpose that he made very clear.

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There's no ambiguity about it.

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He didn't let us guess it.

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He didn't leave it up to our interpretations.

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Yet many people are still confused about it. But you as a Muslim, as a believer, as someone who reads the paper and has access to it.

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You understand more than anyone What's your purpose

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of existences.

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You understand why Allah subhana wa tada placed you where you are right now.

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Allah subhanaw taala says,

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as a general purpose when I had a full

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moon, in

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washing machine,

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I created gins and men for my worship.

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That's what Allah Subhana Allah created us for.

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Not anything else. So this has to be the main purpose of our existence.

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This has to be our focus. And everything else that we do in life has to stem from that.

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It feeds off that

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it serves that purpose. So whatever it is that you

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pursuing a life, whatever specialty you have, whatever major you choose,

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whatever talents, Allah subhanaw taala blessed you with

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whatever unique circumstances you live in,

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they all have to feed off and contribute to the fulfillment of this purpose. And if that's not the case, brothers and sisters, let me be honest with myself and with you,

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then everything you do, and everything you say is nothing but a waste. And that they will have will come, where we stand before a loss of Hana with Allah the Almighty, and he will ask us whether we serve and fulfill that purpose for which he created us.

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And for those of us who think that it is them who have to basically set for themselves

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a new purpose other than that was a loss of Hallo attalla created them for I say, it is a loss as to who is in charge, it is He Who created you, none of us chose to come to this life, nor will we choose to live it.

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Allah brought us Allah

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destiny, Allah had a plan for us.

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And our responsibility is to follow that plan. Make sure that we stick to that plan.

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Make sure that we utilize everything that will also paneled Allah gave us

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everything, that intelligence Allah gave you.

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Those talents that Allah Subhana, Allah blessed you with those opportunities that align opens for you every day in every night.

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You should utilize them

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for the sake of this purpose.

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And on top of that,

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this is our general purpose as human beings, we have a specific purpose as Muslims.

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And when the loss of Hannah with the ANA makes things easy for you in your life, or when a loss of Hannah with data leaves us somewhere, there is a wisdom behind it.

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And I say there is a reason for us being here, as Muslims in North America,

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there is a reason.

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So on top of that general purpose that we have, we have a specific mission.

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And this is what makes you different or Muslim. Listen to me, brothers and sisters, for those of us who want to keep low profile for those of us whose concern in life is nothing but

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to have a comfortable life

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and a comfortable retirement. Those of us who envision

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themselves to be of those who have very nice places and, and be able to play golf whenever they want to.

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That's not what the animations are for.

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And I'm not saying don't enjoy these kind of things. But that should not be your aim in life.

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If you compare that with the mission that Allah subhanaw taala created you for,

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with a mission for which Allah Subhana Allah guided you to the straight path.

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I tell you, we struggle as Muslims, we struggle and we ought to struggle as part of our

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belief system.

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It is part of that lifestyle and that way of life that we chose.

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You don't pray five times a day

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and maintain your prayers. You don't avoid home,

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you don't pass the month of Ramadan. You don't make had you don't give the cap for nothing.

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You give it for a reason,

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for a noble reason.

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So our focus has to be that which a lot of has Allah created us for a loss of health. Allah made us a nation an owner of a mission.

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And we better be busy working on that mission for you, and I know that if anything doesn't serve its purpose for which it was made or created. Then

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it belongs

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somewhere that nobody wants to be in. If you have a product that is not functioning, that is not fulfilling its purpose. you dump it, you recycle it. You give it away, you get rid of it.

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So lots of hard allocators and that mission has been made clear. Again, lots of data says it's sort of a moron

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CHAPTER THREE,

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go to higher omega project leanness,

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you were the best

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of nation, you were the best of nation, brought out to mankind or for mankind

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to guide to serve, to facilitate,

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to leave. That's what your purpose is you were brought out for mankind, whatever the profit and loss of a loved one, he was eliminated, companions have to go through all these sacrifices were for nothing, they were not for nothing.

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And you happen to be all Muslims of this day and age of this time you happen to be the heirs of that legacy, as well as the heirs of that responsibility. So enough of just being proud of what they did, without assuming the same responsibility that they assumed and without claiming the same role that they claim.

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So for those of us who always we always fantasize, we always talk about what the Muslims early Muslims did, and what as Muslims, what kind of contribution we and we sometimes say we,

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well, it is not we unless we do everything that they did, and unless we assume

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the same responsibilities that they assume.

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So loss of habitat is as contained

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in as you were brought out for mankind

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enjoying what is good,

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what and how can you forbid, what is evil,

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the main purpose,

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the main role, the main mission, you enjoy what is good,

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you participate,

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you help you demand,

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you guide, you lead

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towards good.

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And you forget you stop, you bring an end you speak against evil of all kinds no matter who it is done by.

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So this is your role as Muslims.

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And so as Allah subhanaw taala, repeats the same thing with

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believing men and believing women our idea of one another.

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So this issue, and this topic of activism, which many people don't pay attention to, we have chosen the majority of Muslim,

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including those of us who have this opportunity of being in this country, and we have all kinds of opportunities out there. The majority of us choose to be very passive.

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And we think that the responsibility of taking care of this mission

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for which I work with each and every single one of us, by the way,

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it lays upon the group of people, sometimes we don't even consider them an elite group of people. But rather, this group of people that is supposed to service

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doesn't belong to me. It is not my responsibility. I'm only here to enjoy the fruits and the results of the work of other people.

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And this is exactly why we're not getting anywhere. Because when it comes to responsibility, we think the responsibility falls upon someone else. And when it comes to privileges, we think that those privileges belong to us. You find many Muslims, giving themselves the privilege to criticize and critique and put down and point out what is wrong?

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Well, from what I know, if you're not part of the game, and if you're not, at least on the bench, if you're sitting at home watching from your TV set, you don't have any rights. Nor if you do when it counts. You don't have the right to critique or criticize or guide. You can do much

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unless you're inside the field. Unless you're part of the game. Or at least at least you're sitting on the bench waiting for your chance for your opportunity to participate and to join, then you can say yes, this belongs here. This doesn't belong here. You're doing this wrong.

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Unfortunately, as one of the amounts said, we're all good critics. We can all point out what is wrong. But when it comes to constructing something

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when it comes to participating and being part of something most of us fail.

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Brothers and sisters,

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post 911 I thought that we got as a Muslim community we got a wake up call.

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I thought that we have come to understand or realize

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That by being passive or by not participating, you're actually participating.

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Whatever choice you make, whatever role you have right now, will affect your future, the future of your children, and the future of Islam.

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So if you decide to do something, then it better be the right thing. Because whatever you do, will have a tremendous amount of effect

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on our future, and if you decide not to do anything, then you better think about us.

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Brothers and sisters, as one of the brothers put it beautifully. Brother.

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He said that unless as Muslims we come, and we speak for ourselves, and we speak for what is right.

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And we stand up for the truth. And we define ourselves and we define what we believe in, then someone else is going to do that for you, and you won't like it.

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So for those of us who are bothered by other people talking on our behalf, trying to define us, and tell the world who we are, it is because we failed and letting them know who we are.

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A man heard her voice. And he didn't know what she was saying. And then he said, Who was that woman?

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The news got to her later, she said, if he asked me, I would have told him who I am. I'm ready to define myself. And let people who know who I am.

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But many of us are afraid.

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Many of us are, don't care. And for those of us who have this problem of not caring.

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If you belong to a group of people, when you don't care about them, then you're not one of them. And that's exactly what the prophet said, whosoever does not

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concern himself with the affairs of the Muslims, he's one, he's not one of them.

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If it doesn't concern you, if you don't care about the affairs of the Muslims, then you do not want to know

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what happened to that example of the Prophet salallahu alayhi. wasallam gave us

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that parable of one body,

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that believers are like one body, all of its parts are connected.

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There's one circuit that connects them all.

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And when one part of that body aches, the rest of the body response. What happened to that?

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If you wonder why we are fragmented, and why we are broken apart as an owner, maybe you did not assume your role. Maybe you didn't take care of your responsibilities. Some might say what do I do we all have responsibility? Yes, indeed. Because

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every one of you is a shepherd. What could not come as everyone will be asked a question about his responsibility. That's what the prophet said. Everyone is responsible, and everyone will be questioned about his responsibility. And that's what I want you to prepare yourselves for.

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That day, of course.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that a day will come where we'll stand before lon we have to answer

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we have to answer. We have to answer and tell most of what we did. And the profit mission for things, and I will just focus on two of them. The first two, I don't want to mess your life. What did you how did you consume it?

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What happened in your life? What did you do?

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What kind of legacy? Have you left behind? What are you known for? Who are you?

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What do you mean to anyone?

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Whether it's your family or your community or your own?

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Why shabby about our youth? What have you done?

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Imagine standing before a wall and saying that Yeah, I have consumed my youth surfing the web.

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Yeah, because my life and my greatest accomplishment in my life was I was a web designer.

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What have you designed for a muscle panel with that?

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I earned a PhD or ma or MBA or a BA? How much of it was for a loss of handling data?

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How much of it did you use for the sake of Allah diligently? That's Yes. You have to prepare yourself.

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That's the question. You have to be ready to answer

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how much

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whenever you

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Pre occupy, occupy your life, some of us will come on the Day of Judgment said before the last panel of data, and their life is nothing but the pursuit of the latest gadget and waiting for the latest blackberry to come out. That's what their life is all about. That's their concern.

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They will have to answer to the last panel on the Day of Judgment.

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Is that what it was?

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There was something

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similar the No, no,

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no, we haven't been.

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Those people

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who

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are so satisfied with this life and their concern in this life is nothing but doing it. And they are hating us when it comes to our size, and our message.

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Their abode is hellfire. I seek refuge in the lives of a gentleman from hellfire. And I asked him to make use of those listen and follow the vessel when they listen to one another.

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I'm very sure. I'm sure, actually, that all of you

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are bothered

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by the fact that we have 1000s.

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Not hundreds of 1000s if not more of websites, and resources and agencies and groups

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that speak against Islam and Muslims and smears.

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Every now and then I find people panicking sending me an email,

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or sending a mass email to everyone, please warn everybody about those websites, anti Muslims

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islamophobes.

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And as

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I say we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

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First of all, brothers and sisters, please do not promote those kind of websites by sending a mass email warning people from them because you do nothing but advertise for them. So the best thing is to ignore them.

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As number one, number two, ask yourself, What have you done to counter this?

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What have you done?

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Enough of being reactionary people?

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And we need to be proactive?

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How much participation do you have? How much involvement do you have in the affairs of your community?

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Brothers and sisters, not too long ago, I talked about summertime.

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And that

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winter need to be vigilant we need to be we need to have a plan for our families and our children.

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So how about two or three days ago, I got the F with the unfortunate news of the death of one of the young people in this community due to a car accident.

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And what

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caught my attention in this was that somehow, although I didn't know this brother, but it was because of the active people in the community, the active youth in the community that he associated with, is affiliated himself with one point that he is being mentioned the remember today on this poll, but because they were they felt for him. They felt the loss, they felt the pain.

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So we need to pay attention to those of us who are drifting away from the community.

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And I suggest that you keep yourself close to the community, those of us who think that

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by keeping themselves or by keeping distance from the community that you're safe, you're not.

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You're not involved in the affairs of the mission.

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And the affairs of your community in the first of the centers. These are the centers that are present you every time something happens, they come to the centers.

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You have to be involved.

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It is the centers that speak for you.

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You cannot disconnect yourself from the community.

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And again, another message brothers and sisters a few things that keep a low profile, stay away, then you're safe.

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And think about the legacy thing. What is it that you're working for? What are you going to leave behind? What are you going to be remembered for?

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I got an email about this rather

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than some of the things that the people mentioned in the email. And what people remembered it for people won't remember

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for you for your looks,

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people will remember you

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for your wealth,

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people won't remember you, they will remember you

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for your deeds, your heart, your character, your treatment, and your contribution. Ask yourself, what kind of legacy are leaving behind?

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What kind of legacy Are you leaving behind? Are you one of those people that will be forgotten after death,

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or one of those people who will be remembered and be remembered for positive and good contribution, one of those people who will lead a continuous charity

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work

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or some kind of product, or some kind of institution,

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or some kind of work that they have done, that will still generate good deeds for them.

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Ask yourself

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and for those brothers and sisters, who are feeling guilty,

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every time something like this happened.

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I say don't feel guilty, stop feeling guilty, and do something about it.

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Get back, get busy, and come and join us.

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Next week, community is holding

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an event

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to honor the graduates middle school high school, this is part of our Friday night program. So if you were part of our programs, you want to be part of our programs. If you want to be part of our programs,

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and you have someone in your family that graduated that you would like to recognize an honor, I suggest that you bring that to our to our attention ASAP. So we can we can add them to the list of people that we're going to talk on.

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And one thing brothers and sisters, ask yourself,

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what is my degree?

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What are my talents?

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What is my wealth or my earning good for?

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Does it go beyond me and my family?

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does it bring any good for the community and for the society or not?

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Last but not least brothers and sisters,

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I really want to commend

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Shura Council Council for their position on this issue of so called

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same sex marriage

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that was approved by the state of California.

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Yes, as Muslims, as people faith,

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we believe

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that this type of behavior is nothing

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but a form of deviance.

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Islam.

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And the Muslims do not approve or condone this type of behavior. Nor do we appreciate

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as taxpayers, the state of California

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proving this. And I'm sure I guess, the belief and I guess, the desire of the majority of the population.

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But if you think about this, it was because of a small group of so called activist. This is a problem. When you have people active for their causes for their wicked and filthy, that's what it is causes. On the other hand, you have people who are not as active,

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who are not as outspoken, are not as proactive. When it comes to

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good causes. This is what happens. Evil once.

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I urge you

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if you're a citizen, if you have the right to vote,

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I urge you to do something about it.

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In November,

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make a statement

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and stand up for the truth.

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For again it is your responsibility as a Muslim

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speaker

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to make your hurt your voice heard, loud and clear

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as the loss of handled bad enough to hold us responsible for these kind of actions and choices as the loss of handle data not to punish us for our lack of

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understanding or for our ignorance are better than Messina.

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Lompoc

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and

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COVID

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de La Nina shahidullah Danny

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Garcia symbol will tell you a lot when we will hop via

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Dennis

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Academy when was he

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in Nevada? Well, Phil and I went along

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I mean, along with him and

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him alone on the Sydney alumni service level slimming

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Islamia.

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We're going to be having a massive wave of

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women having had him come along

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with Estrella

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Nina, along with Serato, Latina, Latina by phone learning being at another casino, one a man in our Shema, Elena.

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Tina, yeah.

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When I

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was

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in college

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setting of quarterback, when

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it comes to law, you have to follow the law and the

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brothers and sisters, they're very important announcements to be made. As long as you just keep it quiet in that you just hold on for a few minutes to listen to those announcements once

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again,

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those talents that almost count Allah bless you with those opportunities

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opens for you every day in every night.

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You should utilize them

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for the sake of this purpose.

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And on top of that,

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this is our general purpose as human beings, we have a specific purpose as Muslims.

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And when I'm asked of Hannah Montana makes things easy for you in your life. Or when Allah subhanho wa Taala leaves us somewhere. There is a wisdom behind it.

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And I say there's a reason for us being here. as Muslims in North America,

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there is a reason.

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So on top of that general purpose that we have, we have a specific mission.

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And this is what makes you different or Muslim. Listen to me, brothers and sisters, for those of us who want to keep low profile for those of us who's concerned in life is nothing but

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to have a comfortable life

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and a comfortable retirement. Those of us who envision

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themselves to be of those who have very nice places and, and be able to play golf whenever they want to.

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That's not what the animations were for.

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And I'm not saying don't enjoy these kind of things. But that should not be your aim in life.

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If you compare that with the mission that Allah Subhana Allah created you for,

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with a mission for which Allah Subhana Allah guided you to the straight path.

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I tell you, we struggle as Muslims, we struggle and we ought to struggle is part of our

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belief system.

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It is part of that lifestyle and that way of life that we chose.

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You don't pray five times a day

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and maintain your prayers. You don't avoid home.

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You don't pass the month of Ramadan. You don't make Hajj you don't give the cap for nothing.

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You give it for a reason,

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for a noble reason.

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So our focus has to be that which a lot of has allocated as for a loss of habitat and made us a nation an owner of a mission.

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And we better be busy working on that mission for you and I know that if anything doesn't serve its purpose for which it was made or created. Then

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it belongs

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somewhere that nobody wants to be in. If you

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Have a product that is not functioning, that is not fulfilling its purpose. you dump it, you recycle it, you give it away, you get rid of it.

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So lots of content creators, and that mission has been made clear. Again, lots of data says analysis installed as lm on chapter three

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of project leanness,

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you were the best

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of nation, you were the best of nation, brought out to mankind or for mankind,

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to guide to serve, to facilitate,

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to lead. That's what your purpose is, you were brought out for mankind, whatever the profit and loss of a lot while he was eliminated, competitors have to go through all these sacrifices were for nothing, they were not for nothing.

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And you happen to be all Muslims of this day and age of this time you happen to be the heirs of that legacy, as well as the heirs of that responsibility. So enough of just being proud of what they did, without assuming the same responsibility that they assumed. And without claiming the same role that they claim.

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So for those of us who always we always had to say, well, let's talk about what the Muslims early Muslims did, and what as Muslims, what kind of contribution we and we sometimes say we,

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well, it is not we unless we do everything that they did, and unless we assume

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the same responsibilities that they assume.

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So most of habitat has come to my home and hopefully, gentlemen, as you were brought out for mankind

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have been enjoying what is good.

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What can you forbid, what is evil,

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the main purpose,

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the main role, the main mission, you enjoy what is good,

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you participate,

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you help you demand

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you guide, you lead

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to what is good.

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And you forbid you stop. You bring an end you speak against evil of all kinds no matter who it is done by.

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So this is your role as Muslims.

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And so Allah subhanaw taala, repeats the same thing. One more

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time,

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believing men and believing women our idea of one another Yeah.

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So this issue, and this topic of activism, which many people don't pay attention to, we have chosen the majority of Muslim,

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including those of us who have this opportunity of being in this country, and we have all kinds of opportunities out there. The majority of us choose to be very passive.

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And we think that the responsibility of taking care of this mission

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for which I work with each and every single one of us, by the way,

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it lays upon the group of people, sometimes we don't even consider them an elite group of people. But rather, this group of people that is supposed to service

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doesn't belong to me. It is not my responsibility. I'm only here to enjoy the fruits and the results of the work of other people.

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And this is exactly why we're not getting anywhere. Because when it comes to responsibility, we think that responsibility falls upon someone else. And when it comes to privileges, we think that those privileges belong to us. You find many Muslims, giving themselves the privilege to criticize and critique and put down and point out what is wrong?

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Well, from what I know, if you're not part of the game, and if you're not, at least on the bench, if you're sitting at home watching from your TV set, you don't have any rights. Nor if you do when it counts. You don't have the right to critique or criticize or guide. You can't do much

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unless you're inside the field. Unless you're part of the game. Or at least at least you're sitting on the bench waiting for your chance and for your opportunity to participate and to join. Then you can say yes, this belongs here. This doesn't belong here. You're doing this wrong.

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For sure, unfortunately, as one of the amounts said, we're all good critics. We can all point out what is wrong, but when it comes to constructing something

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what

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When it comes to participating, and being part of something, most of us fail.

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Brothers and sisters,

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post 911 I thought that we got, as a Muslim community, we got our wake up call,

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I thought that we have come to understand and realize that by being passive or by not participating, you're actually participating.

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Whatever choice you make, whatever role you have right now, will affect your future, the future of your children, and the future of Islam.

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So if you decide to do something, then it better be the right thing. Because whatever you do, will have a tremendous amount of effect

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on our future, and if you decide not to do anything, then you better think about it.

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Brothers and sisters, as one of the brothers put it beautifully. Brother.

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He said that unless as Muslims we come and we speak for ourselves, and we speak for what is right.

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And we stand up for the truth. And we define ourselves and we define what we believe in, then someone else is going to do that for you, and you won't like it.

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So for those of us who are bothered by other people talking on our behalf, trying to define us and tell the world who we are, it is because we've failed and letting them know who we are.

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A man heard her voice. And he didn't know what she was saying. And then he said, Who was that woman?

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The news got to her later, she said, if he asked me, I would have told him who I am. I'm ready to define myself. And like people who know who I am.

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But many of us are afraid.

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Many of us are, don't care. And for those of us who have this problem of not caring.

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If you belong to a group of people, when you don't care about them, then you're not one of them. And that's exactly what the prophet said, whosoever does not

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concern himself with the affairs of the Muslims, he's one, he's not one of them.

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If it doesn't concern you, if you don't care about the affairs of the Muslims, then you're not one of them.

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What happened to that example of the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi. wasallam gave us

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that parable of one body,

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that believers are like one body, all of its parts are connected.

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There's one circuit that connects them all.

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And when one part of that body aches, the rest of the body response? What happened to that?

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If you wonder why we are fragmented, and why we are broken apart as a normal, maybe you did not assume your role. Maybe you didn't take care of your responsibilities. Some might say, well, do I do we all have responsibility? Yes, indeed. Because the process of

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every one of you is a shepherd. What could not come at all and everyone will be asked a question about his responsibility. That's what the prophet said. Everyone is responsible, and everyone will be questioned about his responsibility. And that's what I want you to prepare yourselves for.

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That day, of course.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that a day will come where we'll stand before one we have to answer.

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We have to answer we have to answer and tell Allah subhanho wa Taala what we did. And the Prophet mentioned four things, and I will just focus on two of them. The first one, I don't want to mess your life. What did you how did you consume it?

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What happened in your life? What did you do?

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What kind of legacy have you left behind? What are you known for? Who are you?

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What do you mean to anyone?

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Whether it's your family or your community, or your alma

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mater? Are youth What have you done?

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Imagine standing before a wall and saying that Yeah, I have consumed my youth surfing the web.

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Yeah, because my life and my greatest accomplishment in my life was I was a web designer.

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What have you designed for muscle panel with that?

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I earned a PhD or ma or

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MBA or a BA? How much of it was for a loss of handling data?

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How much of it did you use for the sake of a loss? That's Yes. You have to prepare yourself.

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That's the question. You have to be ready to answer.

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How much

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whenever you pre occupy your life, some of us will come on the date gentlemen said before the last panel of data, and their life is nothing but the pursuit of the latest gadget and waiting for the latest blackberry to come out. That's what their life is all about. That's their concern.

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They will have to answer to the last panel on the deposition

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is that

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there was some loss inherent Alice's

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semana de novo?

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No, we haven't very

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often.

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Those people

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who

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are so satisfied with this life, and they're concerned in this life is nothing but doing it. And they are heating us when it comes to our size, and our message.

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Their abode is hellfire. I seek refuge in the lives of a gentleman from hellfire. And I asked him to make you and I have those who listen and follow the vessel, they listen to a photo by the Pope, but suffer wildly.

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I'm very sure. I'm sure, actually that all of you

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are bothered

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by the fact that we have 1000s.

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Not hundreds of 1000s if not more of websites, and resources and agencies and groups

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that speak against Islam, Muslims, smears.

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And every now and then I find people panicking sending me an email

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or sending a mass email to everyone please warn everybody about those websites, anti muslim

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islamophobes.

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And yet,

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I say we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

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First of all, brothers and sisters, please do not promote those kind of websites by sending a mass email warning people from them because you do nothing but advertise for them. So the best thing is to ignore them.

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As number one, number two, ask yourself, What have you done to counter this?

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What have you done?

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Enough of being reactionary people?

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And we need to be proactive?

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How much participation do you have? How much involvement do you have in the affairs of your community?

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Brothers and sisters, not too long ago, I talked about summertime.

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And that

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we need to be vigilant we need to be we need to have a plan for our families and our children.

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So how about two or three days ago, I got the the unfortunate news of the death of one of the young people in this community due to a car accident.

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And what

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caught my attention in this was that somehow, although I didn't know this brother, but it was because of the act of people in the community, active youth in the community that he associated with, is affiliated himself with at one point that he is being mentioned the remember today on this pulpit because they were they felt for him. They felt the loss, they felt the pain.

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So we need to pay attention to those of us who are drifting away from the community.

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And I suggest that you keep yourself close to the community, those of us who think that by keeping themselves or by keeping distance from the community that you're safe, you're not

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you're not involved in the affairs of the mess ship,

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the affairs of your community in the affairs of the centers. These are the centers that are present you every time something happens they come to the centers.

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You have to be involved.

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It is the centers that speak for you.

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You cannot disconnect yourself from the community.

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And again, another message brothers and sisters few think that

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keep a low profile stay away, then you're safe.

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And think about the legacy thing. What is it that you're working for? What are you going to leave behind? What are you going to be remembered for?

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I got an email about this rather

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than some of the things that the people mentioned in the email, and what people remember that people won't remember you for your looks.

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People will remember you

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for your wealth.

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People won't remember you, they will remember you.

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For your deeds, your heart, your character, your treatment, and your contribution. Ask yourself, what kind of legacy you're leaving behind?

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What kind of legacy Are you leaving behind? Are you one of those people that will be forgotten after death,

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or one of those people who will be remembered and be remembered for positive and good contribution, one of those people who will lead a continuous charity

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work

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or some kind of product, or some kind of institution,

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or some kind of work that they have done, that will still generate good deeds for them.

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Ask yourself.

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And for those brothers and sisters, who are feeling guilty,

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every time something like this happened.

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I say don't feel guilty, stop feeling guilty, and do something about it.

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Get back, get busy, and come and join us.

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Next week, humanity is holding

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an event

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to honor the graduates, middle school high school, this is part of our Friday night program. So if you were part of our programs, you won't be part of our programs. If you want to be part of our programs.

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And you have someone in your family that graduated that you would like to recognize an honor, I suggest that you bring that to our attention ASAP. So we can we can add them to the list of people that we're going to, to honor.

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And one thing brothers and sisters, ask yourself,

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what is my degree?

00:52:26--> 00:52:27

What are my talents?

00:52:28--> 00:52:31

What is my wealth or my earning good for?

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Does it go beyond me and my family?

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does it bring any good for the community and for the society or not?

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Not least brothers and sisters.

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I really want to commend

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Shura Council Council for their position on this issue of so called

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same sex marriage

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that was approved by the state of California.

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Yes, as Muslims, as people of faith.

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We believe

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that this type of behavior is nothing

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but a form of deities

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and Islam.

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And the Muslims do not approve or condone this type of behavior. Nor do we appreciate

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as taxpayers, the state of California

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approving this, and I'm sure, I guess, the belief and against the desire of the majority of the population.

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But if you think about this, it was because of a small group of so called activists. This is a problem when you have people active for their causes for their wicked and filthy, that's what it is causes. On the other hand, you have people who are not as active

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or not as outspoken or not as proactive when it comes to

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good causes. This is what happens. Evil Ones.

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I urge

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purists, citizen, if you have the right to vote,

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I urge you to do something about it.

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In November,

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make a statement

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and stand up for the truth.

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For again it is your responsibility as a Muslim.

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Speak up

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and make your voice heard. Loud and clear.

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ask Allah Subhana Allah, not

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hold us responsible for these kinds of actions and choices as the loss of handle data not to punish us for our lack of

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understanding or for our ignorance

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we will have

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tennis tournament

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in a moment

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long stream of

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alumni that is not honestly remembering

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medical history.

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genuinely genuine now.

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When

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it comes to law you have to follow the law.

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Brothers and sisters there are very important announcements to be made after the salon I suggest that you keep it quiet and that you just hold on for a few minutes to listen to those announcements. Welcome to salon