Khutbah Seeking Knowledge

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Mohammed Faqih

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To see

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the wall

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Why should

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you pay less

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whenever you want a cheaper

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was

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shuffling

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koulamallah

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weather

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in January

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Why

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are you

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located So,

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what is

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why our

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alumni island

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was it

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was

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the wall

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the respective brothers and sisters

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I talked in the past

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about success.

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And I mentioned four practical steps that Muslim can take toward success.

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And we said that the definition

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of success

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according to

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the definition of success

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is mentioned

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in many boxes and not for one particular that stands on chapter three verse 185

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could not see that every soldier shall face death

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every soul shall come

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to face the end of the testing period in this life.

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That's when people

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will come to the realization

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of whether their endeavors in this life problem success or not. So, loss of habitat it says it is done

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when the destination

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and the fate

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of a person is shown to him or her and then Susie hi now, what was the feeling, gentlemen? So whosoever is removed away from Hellfire protected from Hellfire escaping from Hellfire

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and admitted to paradise

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that he has indeed succeeded, or one and try enough.

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That's real victory.

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So that's the definition.

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And I went over four practical steps, the first of which was knowledge.

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And we briefly talked about it. And the second one was

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manners,

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etiquette.

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And the third was activism, putting that knowledge

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and putting those matters into action.

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And then these will be sustained with our support system without a defense mechanism and we went to over

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Five Points, or five elements that form that defense mechanism. Today, I would like to elaborate further on the first point,

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Baltimore, Maryland, early 1990s.

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Upon my arrival

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to that area,

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I have a group

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that has started a program to teach more, and

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I was pretty young back then.

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I'm still young.

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But I was a lot younger.

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I was a teenager, that had just finished the memorization of the core app.

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I was honored and fortunate to learn from one of the best

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in the world.

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So I don't need to utilize my time

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when a retired civil engineer,

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showed up one day,

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a conference

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by the name of john young, he occasionally

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was a chaplain.

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The broker asked me to teach him

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whatever I know about the proper institution, and

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so I said,

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and that might reflect some hidden risks

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of being affected by the stereotype. As a brother, I don't teach.

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Or I'm not good at teaching, how to read.

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I can teach Two, three.

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But how can we the Arabic letters,

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I'm not the best choice here in this town,

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together with my back.

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So he said,

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I just want to learn whatever you have whatever you can offer, whatever time you can give me. And remember that he drove an hour and a half,

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one and a half hour battle through that heavy traffic

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of the Washington Metropolitan Area,

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just to come and sit for 15 minutes, or 30 minutes, whatever I can give him. So I said, Brother, I don't want this trick reviewers to be a waste. So just go ahead and read that you see

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that Where do you want me to read. So I said, maybe what might be helpful is getting certified that everybody goes up.

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Quick. So it's the first of the four as the most important sooner because we have to recite it properly.

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So I said pre certified

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from the military started reading until he finished and said well, or need any

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more help eyes pumps out. And I was shocked.

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For this Congress

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has a better reputation

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and better ability to administer and follow the rules, the fine rules of Tajweed. Some people may not even know what the word means. It means the proper etiquette or the proper manners with which it should be decided the crowd is unique in every way, including the way it should be decided. And he was able to observe those words,

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or the main one.

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And I said, Brother, you're better than the average

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Arabic speaking Muslim.

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What do you want me to teach you?

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And then he came in and he said, Brother, listen, he gave me an analogy. That 1516 years later, I still remember. And I share with people is that rather than

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Listen, if a baby was delivered by a doctor, and the doctor holds that baby, if that made me look at the doctor's badge, and said Doc,

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everyone will be shocked.

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It might become a breaking news that a newborn was able to utter and pronounce the first three letters of the title of the duck.

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Now he said the same 18 years later, if he was to come and face that same doctor, look at his back

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unsafe,

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people feel sorry for him,

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and will think that he is mentally challenged, or that he has some kind of learning disability

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and will seek help for

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whatever was amazing, at one point

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became detested at another point.

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So he said, ever since I accepted Islam, I doubt

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that whenever I find someone who has a better reputation for adolescence is the source of knowledge of Islam, that I will do whatever it takes to learn from that individual.

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I will go out of my way to learn from that individual

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despite his age, or his race, or his educational

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or social background,

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talking about someone

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that is that couldn't have or that had a child, my

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son said,

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I wish that we all have this level of commitment. And the Brotherhood Come

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on a regular basis.

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Brothers and sisters, one of the reasons my intention was to go over the merits

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of seeking knowledge

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and what data has promised those who seek knowledge,

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what

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I saw in this area,

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and the kind of attitudes that some of us might have,

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despite the fact that we live

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in one of the most influential areas

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of this nation,

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despite the fact that we are one of the most fortunate communities in America,

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for all these resources, and all these facilities, and all these individuals that we have around,

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I find it to be very sad,

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very sad when you go to MSDN and find someone

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at the caliber of doctors

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or chef

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or chef

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or shampoo

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or shake

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or any of those

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and the list goes on and on and on. When you find them delivering a speech or lecture

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and you only find 104 people sitting there.

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Now, those handful people should be

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should be appreciated.

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And one might say that is the quality that matters, but not the quantity.

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Now that you have people some of whom are international figures,

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they attract

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hundreds, if not 1000s, if not 10s, of 1000s. of audience

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that went to Beijing we have all kinds of excuses.

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Brothers and sisters.

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Amongst heroines, Allah says in chapter 47, verse 19, and the hula.

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Know that there is no date there is no God. There is no deity worthy to be worshipped from loss of habitat and no understand, have conviction. There is a belief we have no such thing as blind faith is our faith is based on facts is based on logic.

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It is based on rationality. It is based on knowledge.

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This is our face.

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Yes, you find many Muslims

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taking this issue of sci fi novels lightning

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when we have no excuse whatsoever,

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you know Dark Age is not dark because it doesn't have light

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but rather because people

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fail in pursuing it.

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So when a group of people fail in pursuing light, that age is cold, dark ages. Neither did it or it doesn't have light, the light is there. But people don't seek it.

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People don't pursue it.

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They come up with all kinds of excuses. To turn away from it.

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We should realize that we have no excuses whatsoever.

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When it comes to the matter of seeking knowledge, knowledge is not

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so accessible, that you can literally be sitting at your desk,

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doing your work.

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gaining knowledge. In some cases, it's a click away. Here you have in the books

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of history,

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amazing stories of how scholars used to go and travel long distances to go and acquire one ad. And now that is only one click away.

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You can find it on Google.

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You can find entire collection of books of honey on one CD.

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Yet some of us

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don't have the time. Brothers and sisters.

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Ignorance

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is not

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does not have anything to do with with the amount of information you have.

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But rather whether that information is beneficial or not. Whether that information is sufficient or not.

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You see a day that passes by

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without you acquiring knowledge. Without you learning something new. That's the deal of fingers.

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If you start your day and you end your day with the same amount of knowledge with the same amount of understanding without acquiring anything new that's the deal cleaners.

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Brothers and sisters

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know that the obstacle in our way

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to seek knowledge

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is nothing

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but our own illusions.

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Our own illusions

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when we give the excuse that we don't have time,

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that excuse is not valid.

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Because we have time for everything else.

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And one of the most dangerous excuses is to say that I already know that information.

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And that is a sign of arrogance and pride. asking lots of data to help you right rid ourselves of arrogance and pride. I see this mask a lot to make you listen to

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listen to a

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robot

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I'm pleased to be here.

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But the moment I believe it

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will be will be dimensional

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fukada Democrat

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Party Allah called

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for him to eat

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when Silicon

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Valley fi here in

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Southern California will begin police

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report and in particular even when they stopped your loved one

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in the developer

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world before

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us

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alimony often the result of love it was me

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if I was anyone else

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today

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if the promise of the law even said it was to pay services

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and if you were to hear that a pop Solo

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is about to repeat some of his statements I already find the books

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when he was gonna go, maybe maybe everybody who wrote

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what is the purpose

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of acquiring information?

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To verify, to give it lesson, what is the purpose?

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Allah subhana wa tada

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shows the companions to be with the province of the love, it was centered, and it was his world that we become the followers of the Prophet. So why do we send them without seeing him without getting that privilege?

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Yet,

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whatever they had access to, we have access to in terms of his knowledge of valuable sentiment, his wisdom.

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And it's a matter of going and seeking it. One of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told people, that the treasure, the treasure is

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the stage of the process of his wealth is being distributed in the

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right direction to the rest

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of the province, a lot of money

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to find nothing but circles of knowledge people sitting and studying, studying,

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studying the center of the province.

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So they came back to him and they said, we didn't find any treasures. We didn't find any money.

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He said, the treasures of the prophet SAW what he said, what did you find, they said, when we found people sitting, sharing knowledge with each other, he said that is the treasure of a loved

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one for the prophets did not need gold and silver. But rather he left something that is priceless. That is much more valuable than gold and silver.

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And whosoever pursues a path leading to knowledge, even if it is

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then that path is a path to paradise.

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Knowledge and seeking knowledge is

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never just for attitude.

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The desire to know and understand

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and rationalize never

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knowledge is praised.

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This is our faith

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is a faith that motivates you and promotes knowledge.

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In fact, your faith should be the result and the product of knowledge.

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Never you will find and if anyone does this, then know that they have no knowledge. And it's not we don't discourage the followers of this

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Deen. We don't discourage them from getting to know anything or from researching or from from finding out from their own memory.

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Maybe some other faith might do that they might have something to hide or something that they don't want people to get exposed to. But in this time, we've got nothing to hide.

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It is your responsibility to go and seek knowledge and verify the information that is being given to you.

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And true economic says brothers and sisters, when one thinks that the level of knowledge that they have is sufficient

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that they day you say I know enough, know that that's the day where you have just come to the realization of your ignorance and the day you will come to realize that you're ignorant and that you need more knowledge, know that that's the day that you have acquired knowledge. So simple as that.

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to condemn those who were so happy and excited of the amount of knowledge that they had,

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as sort of 40 verse

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83

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a loss of habitat or 85, Allah Subhana Allah says,

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condemned to live.

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They rejected the messenger from the prophet and they were so satisfied and they were so excited and happy with the little knowledge that they have. They said we know better we know enough.

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That is ignorance.

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That's why the scholars of money

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will acquire knowledge until their death whenever

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Never stop.

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There was not a point where one of them said, You know what, I know nothing. Now I have all these students that said, I'm the source of knowledge.

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And you will not be a true scholar until you learn from those who are below you, and those who are poking

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until you seek knowledge from those who are below you in terms of their status, or age, or even level of education, as you seek knowledge from those who are going. And this is exactly what the scholars have stated, that not becomes a true scholar, until he takes from his teachers like he takes from his students, and he takes on students like he learned from his teachers.

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We have no excuse in this area.

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We have so many organizations, so many programs, so many activities, and this lesson in the rest of the Messiah in this area.

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This is the home of some of the most active organizations.

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And this is the place where many national organizations come to provide their services, those organizations are those institutions that provide or facilitate knowledge.

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Hardly a week passes

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without some kind of educational program somewhere.

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I've heard of people and I've seen people drive from Northern California to go and attend, to come and attend some of those events that we have here. I had people fly from Phoenix, Arizona to come and attend programs that we have here. In fact, I have two sisters that flew all the way from New York to come and attend a double weekend seminar not too long ago here.

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On the other hand, with my scars, people with great credentials.

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And we bring some of the local speakers to speak on an issue as important as the sciences of the town.

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And they do have an orange county where we have between here and LA is or so cow, we have over 500,000 Muslims, we get 5050 sign up for the class.

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So

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that they show excitement, and concern

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to seek knowledge, no matter where it is,

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no matter who offers it. That's the day our state of affairs is an old mobile changing.

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We are wise living

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mobile Institute you have

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I see you I see IOC and you have all these organizations.

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Hardly a week passes without.

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So it is your responsibility. As I mentioned, a way our path to success is through knowledge through the gates of knowledge through the highways of knowledge. And it is our responsibility to have for ourselves some kind of program,

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developing your own program, whatever fits your schedule, but you should have some kind of program.

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You should not let a day pass by without you acquiring something, especially now. Especially that we are the ones that represent the province of a lot of money and represent Islam on this

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on this part of the world.

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And we get asked question, we get approached by people some of the basic information about Islam. We don't know. And we wonder sometimes when someone asks a question, and we get puzzled when we cannot answer why do we even get threatened? Or sometimes some people might even have their faith shaken.

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There is not a question except that Islamic Allah solution has it has an answer to there is not a problem except that it's that it has a solution.

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I

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know some of you may know it, and others may be ignorant of it.

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So find that. Find out more about those programs.

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Utilize the technology

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and search for yourself a program

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program that you follow

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and seeking knowledge

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and understanding the reality of your faith as well as the world in which you live.

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Know that knowledge will empower you, knowledge will make you more effective knowledge is a way to success

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and knowledge is a sign an indication that lots of have a Valentine's good for you for the purpose of the law says my reading that we

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whosoever was intense good for will improve the understanding of

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your pursuit of the understanding of the game is a reflection of who you appreciate the appreciation of that theme is a reflection of your commitment to that theme.

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and promoting

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seeking knowledge

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using and utilizing your skills

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wisely living

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or have organized a speech conference for the high schools. And I encourage you to inquire about this and motivate your children to participate I think part of this the registration

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will end by Friday, May 2, that is again for high schoolers, the prize will be on a trip

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to the winner The winner will get to two or more trip

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tickets

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for himself and for his guardian because the assumption is that there will be under 18 under so. So this is a great opportunity.

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Speech conscious

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the preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, May 9 and the final the finals will be held on May 16 at IC OC If so, you can find more information about it you can go to wise livings website

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and you can contact

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www dot WYMT living.ws or you can go you can contact Support Center for everybody or Orange County solid foundation or you can contact us here to show

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as the loss of health data to give all of us the strength of the fragile the weakness of our shortcomings makes those who learn that there's benefits

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and benefit from that was a very low academic faculty Valentino's in that

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article

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lot nicer to me.

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Right.

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Now, we have

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seen what he said to me, bla bla bla bla bla bla,

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a long

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lonely medical coding,

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which I

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love the last half of it.

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School.

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Arabic speaking was,

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what

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1516 years later, I still remember and I share with people is that rather than

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Listen, if a baby was delivered by a doctor, and that doctor holds that baby, if that baby looked at the doctor's bag, and said duck,

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everyone will be shocked.

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It might become a breaking news that a newborn was able to utter and pronounce the first three letters of the title of the duck.

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Now he said the same 18 years later, if he was to come and face that same doctor, look at his badge and say doc

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people feel sorry.

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For him,

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and we'll think that he is mentally challenged, or that he has some kind of learning disability,

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and will seek help for

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whatever was amazing, at one point

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became detested at another point.

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So he said, ever since I accepted Islam, I doubt

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that whenever I find someone who has a better recitation of them for adolescence is the source of knowledge of Islam, that I will do whatever it takes to learn from that individual.

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I will go out of my way to learn from that individual,

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despite his age, or his race, or his educational

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or social background,

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talking about someone

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that is that couldn't have or that had a child, my

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son said,

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I wish that we all have this level of commitment. And the brother would come

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on a regular basis.

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Brothers and sisters, one of the reasons, my intention was to go over the merits

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of seeking knowledge,

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and what data has promised those who seek knowledge,

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what

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I saw in this area,

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and the kind of adamant that some of us might have come,

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despite the fact that we live

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in one of the most influential areas

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of this nation,

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despite the fact that we are one of the most fortunate communities in America,

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for all these resources, and all these facilities, and all these individuals that we have around,

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I find it to be very sad,

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very sad when you go to MSDN and find someone

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at the caliber of doctors

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or chef

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or chef

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or chef Mustafa

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or shape

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or any of those.

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And the list goes on and on and on. When you find them delivering a speech or lecture

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and you only find a handful people sitting there.

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Now, those handful people should be

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should be appreciated.

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And one might say that is the quality that matters, but not the quantity.

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Not when you have people some of whom are international figures.

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They attract

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hundreds, if not 1000s, if not 10s of 1000s of odious.

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If we're too busy, we have all kinds of excuses.

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Brothers and sisters,

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amongst pericana says in chapter 47, verse 19.

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No, that there is no date there is no God, there is no deity worthy to be worshipped from loss of habitat, have no understand, have conviction, there is a believing we have no such a thing as blind faith is now our faith is based on facts. It is based on logic.

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It is based on rationality, it is based on knowledge.

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And

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this is our face.

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Yes, you find many Muslims

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taking this issue of seeking knowledge of lightning.

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When we have no excuse whatsoever,

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you know Dark Age is not dark because it doesn't have lights

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but rather because people

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fail in pursuing it.

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So when a group of people fail in pursuing light,

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that age is cold, dark ages. Neither did it or it doesn't have light, the light is there. But people don't seek it.

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People don't pursue it.

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They come up with all kinds of excuses. To turn away from it.

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We should realize that we have no excuses whatsoever.

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When it comes to the matter of seeking knowledge,

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knowledge is not

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so accessible, that you can literally be sitting at your desk,

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doing your work.

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gaining knowledge. In some cases, it's a click away. Here you have in the books

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of history,

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amazing stories of how scholars used to go and travel long distances to go and acquire one Howdy. And now that is only one click away.

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You can find it on Google

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you can find the entire collection of books of honey on one CD.

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We

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don't have the time, brothers and sisters.

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Ignorance

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is not

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does not have anything to do with with the amount of information you have.

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But rather whether that information is beneficial or not. Whether that information is sufficient or not.

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You see a day that passes by

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without you acquiring knowledge, without you learning something new. That's the deal of figures.

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If you start your day, and you end your day with the same amount of knowledge with the same amount of understanding without acquiring anything new, that's the deal cleaners.

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Brothers and sisters

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know that the obstacle in our way

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to seek knowledge

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is nothing

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but our own illusions,

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our own illusions

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when we give the excuse that we don't have time,

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that excuse is not valid.

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Because we have time for everything else.

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And one of the most dangerous excuses is to say that I already know that information.

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And that is nothing but a sign of arrogance and pride. asking lots of data to help you rid ourselves of arrogance and pride. I see this mask a lot maybe you and I both listened and

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listened to a

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robot.

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I'm pleased to be here.

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But the moment it

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will be dimensional

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for Canada, Democrat

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democratic

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caucus Howdy.

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Howdy.

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Howdy.

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Howdy

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Moz.

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Fans Silicon

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Valley feed here in

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Silicon

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Valley with a

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report on the parliamentary

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committee

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in the developer

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world.

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He

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was

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alimony often the reason I love it Listen,

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if I was anyone else

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today

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if the purpose of the law was to pay services

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and if you want to hear that a lot

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is about to repeat some of his statements I already find the books.

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When you also go back many, many everybody will go

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What is the purpose

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of acquiring information?

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To verify, to give a lesson? What is it?

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Allah subhana wa tada

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chose the companions to be with the promise of the love, it was centered, and it was his will that we become the followers of the Prophet. So why do we send them without seeing him without getting that privilege?

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Yet,

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whatever they had access to, we have access to in terms of his knowledge of the love, valuable sentiment, his wisdom,

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and it's a matter of going and seeking, one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told people, that the treasure, the treasure is

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the stage of the process of his wealth is being distributed in the

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right direction to the best

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of the problem so long

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to find nothing but circles of knowledge people sitting and studying, studying,

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studying the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So they came back to him and they said, we didn't find any treasures. We didn't find any money.

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He said, the treasures of the prophet SAW what he said, what did you find is that when we found people sitting, sharing knowledge with each other, he said, that is a treasure of the promise of love.

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For the project, did not need gold and silver. But rather he loves something that is priceless. That is much more valuable than gold and silver. Knowledge.

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And whosoever pursues a path leading to knowledge, even if it is heavy,

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then that path is a path to paradise.

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Knowledge and seek knowledge is phase two.

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Never just go for attitude, then the desire to know and understand

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and rationalize never

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knowledge is praised.

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This is our faith

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is a faith that motivates you and promotes knowledge.

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In fact, your faith should be the result and the product of knowledge.

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Never you would find. And if anyone does this, then know that they have no knowledge. And it's not we don't discourage the followers of this Deen. We don't discourage them from getting to know anything from researching or from from finding out from their own memory.

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Maybe some other fake news that they might have something to hide or something that they don't want people to get exposed to. But in this time, we've got nothing to hide.

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It is your responsibility to go and seek knowledge and verify the information that is being given to you.

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And true economics. Brothers and sisters, when one thinks that the level of knowledge that they have is sufficient

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that they you say I know enough to know that that's the day where you have just come to the realization of your ignorance and the day you will come to realize that you're ignorant and that you need more knowledge to know that that's the day that you have acquired knowledge.

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So simple as that.

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Who were so happy and excited of the amount of knowledge that they had

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sort of fully verse

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83

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a loss of habitat or 85, Allah Subhana Allah says,

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condemn them.

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documentary, they rejected the messengers of the Prophet and they were so satisfied. They were so excited and happy with the little knowledge that they have. They said we know better we know enough.

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That is ignorance.

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That's why the scholars of study

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would acquire knowledge until their death will never stop.

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There was not a point where one of them said

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You know what I know now I have all these students that say, I'm the source of knowledge.

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And you will not be a true scholar until you learn from those who are below you, and those who are poking

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until you seek knowledge from those who are below in terms of their status, or age, or even level of education, as we seek knowledge from those who are going.

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And this is exactly what the scholars have stated, that not becomes a true scholar, until he takes from his teachers like he takes from his students, and he takes from students like he learned from his teachers.

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We have no excuse in this area.

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We have so many organizations, so many programs, so many activities, and this lesson in the rest of the Messiah in this area.

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This is the home of some of the most active organizations.

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And this is the place where many national organizations come to provide their services, those organizations are those institutions that provide or facilitate knowledge.

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Hardly a week passes

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without some kind of educational program somewhere.

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I've heard of people and I've seen people drive from Northern California to go and attend, to come and attend some of those events that we have here.

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People fly from Phoenix, Arizona to come and attend programs that we have here. In fact, I have two sisters that flew all the way from New York to come and attend a double weekend seminar not too long ago here.

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On the other hand, we fly endless cars, people with great credentials.

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And we bring some of the local speakers to speak on an issue as important as the sciences.

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And then you have an orange county where we have between here and LA is or so cow, we have over 500,000 Muslims, we get 5050 sign up for the class.

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So

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that they show excitement, and concern,

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to seek knowledge, no matter where it is,

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no matter who offers it. That's the day our state of affairs is an old model change improve,

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we have wise living

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model Institute you have

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I see you I see IOC and you have all these organizations.

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Hardly a week passes without.

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So it is your responsibility. As I mentioned, a way our path to success is through knowledge through the ace of knowledge through the highways of knowledge. And it is our responsibility to have ourselves some kind of program,

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developing your own program, whatever fits your schedule, but you should have some kind of program.

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You should not let a day pass by without requiring something especially now. Especially that we are the ones that represent the province

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and represent Islam on this

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on this part of the world.

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And we get asked question, we get approached by people some of the basic information about Islam. We don't know. And we wonder sometimes when someone asks a question, and we get puzzled when we cannot answer why do we even get threatened? Or sometimes some people might even have their faith shaken.

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There is not a question except that Islam has a solution. It has it has an answer to there is not a problem except that it's that it has a solution.

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I

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know some of you may know it, and others may be ignorant of it.

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So find out, find our programs.

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Utilize the technology

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and search for yourself a program

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program that you follow

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is seeking knowledge

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understanding the reality of your faith, as well as the world in which you live

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and know that no one

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While empowering knowledge will make you more effective knowledge is a way to success.

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And knowledge is a sign an indication that lots of have a Valentine is good for you for the purpose of the law says, maybe already then we hire people to do. Whosoever was

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good for, we'll give him the understanding of the team.

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Your pursuit of the understanding of the game is a reflection of who appreciate the appreciation of that thing is a reflection of your commitment to that theme.

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and promoting

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seeking knowledge

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using and utilizing your skills

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with wise limited

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or how organized a speech contest for the high schools, and I encourage you to inquire about this and motivate your children to participate fake part of the registration

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will end by Friday, May 2, that is again for high schoolers, the prize will be our own trip

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to the winner The winner will get to two or more trip

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tickets

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for himself and for his guardian because the assumption is that there will be under 18 under so so this is a great opportunity

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speech contest.

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The preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, May 9 and the final the finals will be held on May 16 at IC OC If so, you can find more information about it you can go to wise livings website

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and you can contact

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www dot WYMT living.ws or you can go you can contact the center of everybody or Orange County solid foundation or you can contact us here to show

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as much data to give us the strength of the fragile elite. Our shortcomings makes them those who learn that benefit and benefit from that was a very long time and finally, finally, Valentino's indictment

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walking over

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to me while I was working with a creative

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energy, a long,

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long,

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long,

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long

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run guys, we have a party we live

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in now where you have

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seen it, but he sent me

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a long article

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medical coding

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which I

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love a lot

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what is it