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Mohammed Faqih

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hi

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oh

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are so few who study

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where all the we learn to Allah misura fusina Missy Melina

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Why should you

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watch Mohammed Abdullah

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or Salah who

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will help the bashira one deal

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one seller who will who there was

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a man that

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he had you hammer

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or shovel Shabbos

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wakulla

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colavita Allah Allah.

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Allah Allah Allah subhanho

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wa Taala

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la sala.

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I found was and now Vima well that my dear brothers and sisters today I want to share a story with you some of you may be familiar with this story. Some of you may have heard this story from me before.

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It's the story

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of the chief

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of the desert. A man by the name of Mama

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Mama Eben author, received a letter from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam calling him to Islam.

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He was consumed by his anger

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and rejected it and felt insulted, he resolved to kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he was waiting for an opportunity to do that one day Samantha encountered a group of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa ascendance companions outside the city of Medina.

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They found this intruder that got into the Muslims territory

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on his way somewhere

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who knows where he was headed or what he intended to do. So the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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captured him and brought him to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and according to one report, it says that the prophet SAW Allah

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I think we'll send them ask them, whether they realize who it is that they have in their custody.

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And then he informed them that it's none other than dilemma.

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Perhaps maybe you can imagine him being on the list of the most wanted.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked dilemma at that point.

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So he said, now that we have your custody, what do you have to say for yourself?

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So he said,

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some are basically set to the process of them. If you want to kill me, then you have the right to do that. However, if you pardon, then you're partying with someone that will appreciate this. And perhaps one day might be paid.

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The Prophet did didn't say anything. He didn't want to negotiate with him.

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He had another plan for him.

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So he instructed the companions to tie him and keep him in the machine. So they tied up to one of the pillars of the masjid. This is the message of

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the most of the prophets have a lot to them during his time, for about three days.

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Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked that he is that that that he's to be released.

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Let go.

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Now phenomena went

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to one of the rivers or streams or reservoirs of Medina, he took a bath.

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He came back

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and he testified that there is no god worthy to be worshipped but Allah, that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is God's Messenger

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and his serving slave.

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Then, he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as to whether he can, what he can do, to redeem himself, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, there is no

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blame on you automatically. Now, faith or Islam, obliterates past actions and marks a new beginning,

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then all the profits of a mahadi will send them that he was on his way to perform camera

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when his companions captured him,

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and he was asking whether now as a Muslim, he's obligated to proceed with his intention and fulfill that

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intention of his or go back, the Prophet told him to go and perform, but make sure that you do it according to the way of life in his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So Samantha goes to Mecca, and he makes a television that most of us are familiar with that bacon law home and a bacon bacon actually calculated based upon hearing this the Meccans this sounds like like a Muslim, but it's the manner This doesn't add up. What happened to you?

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You turned away from your faith. And there was a little exchange of

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there was a little debate that took place between him and the chiefs of Mecca, upon which the amount of out that he will boycott the Mexicans and forbid them from any supplies of grain or, or any kind of

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so he imposed an embargo on that.

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And it was so bad that the Mexican wrote to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when we're talking about

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the ones that rejected the Messenger of Allah drove them out of his city, persecuted his companions, killed some of them, attempted to kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they sent a letter to the Prophet appealing to the province saying, We Are you are have We are your relatives.

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And people are dying here. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wrote to phenomenon immediately, to end the boycott is that don't do that.

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Out of that mercy that he had a lady salatu salam, por he knows that most of those who would suffer are the innocent

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and the weak.

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What do we learn brothers and sisters from this story, many lessons can be learned from this story.

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But the most powerful lesson in my opinion,

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is the lesson of the power of example.

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And as Clinton said, as opposed to the example of power

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when you

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say something good and you invite people or you preach something good

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And that's where it stops, as it says

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you're building with one hand.

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But when you invite people

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to something good, and you set a good example, you're building with both hands.

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And if you

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say something good to people and invite them to good, but you set a bad example, then you're building with one hand and destroying with the other.

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So my my brothers and sisters

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did not engage with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a theological debate

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as to whether

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whose most

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authentic and who's right and who's wrong.

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Nor did the promise of a long while ago seldom

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shows

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a fancy presentation.

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And the promise of alcoholism definitely did not have to

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compromise any of his own principles,

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and teachings that is about to set up. All that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, in my opinion is that he gave him a chance to observe the community, this exemplary Muslim community from within,

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by having him sit in the masjid for three days,

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as your mama was exposed to the real Islam,

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in the behavior, the demeanor, as well as the teachings of the leader of that community, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as well as his followers, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, day in day out for 72 hours. So mama got a taste of what it means to be a Muslim, and who Muslims are and what they stand for.

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I asked now myself, and this was really for me.

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And for anyone else who was interested to learn from this example,

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if anyone from forget our friends and our neighbors,

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whom we should have already had a very good impression on.

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Let's talk about those who don't like us.

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So Mama was reported to have said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, oh, Mohammed When I came here, indeed, you were the worst of my enemies and I have vowed to kill you. And by Allah, I did not leave this place, except after you have become the dearest person to me.

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And yes, someone might argue to say this, because the prophets Allah has forgiven him and did not kill him that, you know, may have an impact on him. Yes. But it's much more than that.

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It's much deeper than that. The Prophet set an example.

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And that example was very consistent.

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If we were to bring anyone that doesn't like us,

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very often, we turn

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to them with all kinds of techniques.

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And we try to utilize

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any,

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any pretty much anything that might work, any tip that might work, and making them like us, it is about them liking us and seeing how good we are and that we're not different.

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These are the ones that go out of their ways.

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And there are those who don't even care about that.

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Right?

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And instead,

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don't mind the show and set a bad example.

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Let me be a little more specific in brothers and sisters. Don't get me wrong. I don't mean to insult anyone or offend anyone.

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Because I tell you when I speak to some people who either accepted Islam or have a better

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impression of Islam, now that they see the Muslim community or they intermingle with Muslims,

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one of those powerful,

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powerful experiences that they have is when they come to the machine

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and they see a spray,

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Solomonic Mohammed love, someone told me that that had the greatest impact on him is never seen anything like that. But at the same time, if they stay a little longer, and intermingle with us, see how we deal with each other, and how we treat other people. In fact, if anyone wants to come and have

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And have the freedom if anyone was to be given the freedom to walk around and see how we carry ourselves in the very, the very event that we're attending this hope to Juma

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and see how sometimes we carry ourselves and when people complain to me about people, you know, texting and playing video games.

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People complain about some of some of us and some of our children, not knowing the proper etiquette of the question.

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People would see would look at how we we deal with each other and how we treat each other.

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Would they see the same example

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that Samantha was exposed to during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam?

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That's a question we have to ask ourselves.

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So how Muslims came to the masjid five times a day, how they responded to the call of a lion is messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He took

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his time in observing the authenticity of this community.

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The various qualities that any good example needs to influence

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anyone else were present. We will talk about that in a second hope I say this and I asked a lot as though we just met you and I have those Listen, and follow this up with a listen to a poodle handle. soft body welcome for Sophia

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have a cinema event in Medina, Ohio that dear brothers and sisters,

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a lot of our data, the old it says is sort of

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chapter 33 verse 21,

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Laconia, Canada,

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also Leila, he has an Atmel Lima,

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La Jolla woman.

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Indeed, in the example of the Prophet, Salahuddin center in the person,

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in the character of Hamlet sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam Rasulullah, the Messenger of Allah. Indeed, there was a great example for you to follow

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a role model

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for those who seek a loss of panatela believe in Allah,

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and the last day

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and those who remember Allah azza wa jal, this is what I was telling us to learn from the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the example of the province of Milan while he was selling them, as well as his community

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was a very attractive example. Even his enemies could not afford to show respect

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to his principles, even if they didn't like him or follow Him, they still

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admired him.

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What is it that they admired about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam?

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What are the very specific qualities that you and I as individuals,

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as Muslims, as well as a community, if someone was to come and look at us as individuals, or collectively as one body as one community, because we are run by the brothers and sisters,

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we represent here, the Muslim, the Muslims, all over the world, we represent the Muslim Ummah,

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the conditions of this very specific community in this specific gathering of ours

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is very reflective of the state of our oma.

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And that's why when people come, and they want to explore Islam,

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they very often judged

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by how we carry ourselves how we behave.

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And that's why, if you remember, about two years ago, we had some high web was talking about authenticity, and how he shared with us that example, that caused many to laugh, because we thought it was funny, because a lot of us we feel Oh, yeah, we know, we know how how bad the situation is, but what are we doing about it? That's a question. This hope was not meant to depress us or make us realize how horrible the condition is.

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He gave an example of how someone asked for a copy of the correct

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translation. And then that person was given

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a copy of the Quran or he said that your divine message your scripture, what is it that you follow? Are you hearing your brothers and sisters brothers? Whoever is like texting as we speak right now.

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Sisters,

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right.

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This is someone who who are not Muslim comes and asked

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to get a copy a sample of the book that Muslims follow we as Muslims follow. So obviously people gave attention

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One of the meanings of the correctness of value or any of those translations that were available, so he takes it and he reads it two weeks later he comes back, gives it back to whoever gave it to him and said to him, oh, this is very good. This is wonderful. This is awesome. But where is the real one? Where's the other one?

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The other one, what are you talking about? The other one, the one that Muslims actually follow.

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Because Muslims and their the way they behave and what they do does not reflect this book.

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I shall do mahama in the head, he was asked by one of her students, what was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like describe him? You know what she said to him? She said, I want us to talk.

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Don't you read the Quran?

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He said, Yes, I do read the Quran. Of course, everybody reads.

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I do read the prayer. She said, for me, can I be your con, that was your messenger, that was your profit. That's what he was like.

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His character, his demeanor, the way he carried himself was, he was an embodiment of the teachings of the Quran.

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That's who the problems are the love of animals, animals, it was in alignment, it was consistent. And this is the biggest dilemma brothers and sisters, when we give down we talk to people the problem, the biggest challenge not only

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for the non Muslims, but also for our own children is that we do not have any tangible example as to what

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a true Muslim or a true Muslim community

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looks like.

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That's a problem. We don't have a tangible example something that we could really, really be proud of. And very often, that's why we take a lot of pride sometimes in our establishments or in our, you know, you know, the the construction of a place.

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What people want to see is an example.

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You see, when Samantha was sitting in the masjid, and he saw he observed the Muslim community from within anyone in his right state of mind, would want to be part of that community. Why wouldn't you want to be part of that community?

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What is wrong with that Muslim community?

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He saw something that impressed him. And that's why he was able to, he was able to make that transition.

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So there are some specific qualities that we need to work on

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as individuals. And if we take the example of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we will find that all these qualities were present. So when we look at the example of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, and his community, we will find that number one they had plus sincerity, Authenticity, integrity, you name it.

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Authenticity, brothers and sisters, sincerity, that this is a genuine person, a genuine community. That's what Islam teaches us.

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That's what seeking this knowledge of Islam teaches us. Even those who sometimes pursue it, for other than a loss of handling data, they cannot help but to correct their intention and purify their hearts. I mean, some of the scholars said,

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forever more or forever in a quality lead,

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that we sought this legacy this, this, this knowledge, this slab, we thought it sometimes for other than a lot, but it refused to be for other than a lot.

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It helps us It helps us reform

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and change our perspective on things. It purifies us It made us better people so power.

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So by design,

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you cannot have true Islam unless you're sincere and genuine. And that's what we need to have brothers and sisters, genuine. We need to be genuine with each other. We need to be genuine in our relationship with a lot with each other and with others.

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Sincerity, that's what we need. Why are we doing this? Why are we behaving like this?

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Is it PR? Or is it for allies?

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Number two,

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we must be upright.

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We must have stamina.

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You see if we are genuine and sincere but we are not committed the commitment is not there.

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This is going to turn many people away.

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And it's a turn off. We have to show commitment to this principle. Because if you are sincere and if you believe in it, then why aren't you committed to it?

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And I shared with you before the example of someone that came to the masjid rather than to someone that sells alcohol and he knows if there's anything that non Muslims know about us Muslims is is about our you know that we go and eat pork and that we don't drink alcohol

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everybody

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offices.

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So he comes to the machine and he runs into a person. He comes to the masjid to learn about Islam. He's so so touched by something that he saw read. So he comes to the machine, possibly to embrace Islam, but he runs into someone that sells alcohol.

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Of course, he just made a U turn, turned out, just left the machine. And it was someone who stopped him and asked him why he's leaving.

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He said, he told them exactly why he was leaving.

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He walked up.

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So they don't see the commitment. And he said that if it wasn't good for Muhammad, why should it be good for me, john?

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wasn't good enough for him.

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So he walks out. Number three,

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conduct. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told that companion will haunt NASA who can interact with people intermingled people with the best of manners,

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our content, and that ties in with the first with the first example. It's just an extension of that. You can say whatever you want, you can tell people how you believe in Allah and His messenger and all of the prophets, and we love them all. And we believe in God, the Almighty, your God, my God.

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We can tell people about all these beautiful concepts and beliefs. But if people do not see the effects, they don't if they do not see the effect of that belief in our actions and our behavior, day to day, behavior, choices, activities, actions or reactions, our pattern of behavior must reflect should be reflective. And that's what I said.

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It shouldn't be consistent with that of the crap. If it's not, if there's discrepancy of some kind, it will turn people away.

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And in fact, it shows that we're not, we're not we're not effective. We're not real, we're not.

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That's why they say, right, your pattern of behavior is a reflection of what you truly believe.

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We have a beautiful model system in Islam. And I'm not saying that we have to transform overnight and become the best, it takes some time. But we have to be committed to this process of becoming better individuals, again, sincerely, we have to be very genuine, that's the first condition, we have to be very genuine about it. If you're just smiling, and you're treating people well, just because you want to bring them to the machine or you want them to accept you or to love you or care about you. But it's not soon it will show you will not be able to maintain that. So it has to be real, we have to really believe that people deserve respect, that people have rights.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala honored human beings, brothers and sisters, even those who oppose us, even criminals have rights.

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And the bottom line is that we have to show fairness, we have to be fair with people. And guess what, but that's that's not where it stops. Justice is something that we cannot compromise as Muslims. But Islam actually calls us to something that is even higher kindness. And kindness has no limits.

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But if you don't want to be conned, at least do not wrong people

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and violate their rights, even if you don't like them.

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These are the laws of Islam that we have to demonstrate. And again, for the sake of Allah, number four brothers and sisters, we have to have our own independent identity,

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identity.

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If people don't see any difference in our identity, if we just want to tell people that we're just like everybody else, which is the same in terms of our body, we are the same in terms of our humanity, we're no better than anyone in the eyes of Allah as human beings were the same. But as Muslims, if there's nothing special about Islam, and about our system,

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and our organization, there is nothing special about it, then what's the point?

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We have to have our own identity, Allah subhana wa tada says, quantum higher unless you have a purpose,

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there is an objective, you have a role. You have your own identity.

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Right. So that identity has to be has to be manifested.

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It cannot just be part of the title or the name of the organization, Islamic or Muslim.

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If it doesn't show itself if it's not so we have to maintain that identity and we have to have that identity. Number five brothers and sisters,

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is

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the balance and the moderation that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes or that Allah subhanaw taala

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basically described upon us

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All right.

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So the short answer is going to hire army officers in less

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work a delicate method was immediately made you an owner of was off balance and moderation. We're not calling people to extremism, we're not calling people to abandon everything in life. No, we're calling people to indulgent. No rather, this we have to show an example in order for you to be an example. You know, the reason why Allah Subhana, Allah didn't send us a an angel as a prophet is because the angels cannot set an example for us. We just simply cannot, cannot follow the example of angel we can be like them, they're not like us. But a prophet comes and says an example. So what was the example of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, during the time of the Prophet, a group of his

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companions, some young men came.

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And they and this is just an example of one form of extremism because there are two forms of extremism. One form is goes to the right far right, the other one goes to the left, far left. one form of extremism is when people are are rigid, and people actually take upon themselves something that a loss of habitat did not describe.

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The other form of extremism is when people totally are loosened and there they have no principles, they have no nothing. Basically, you can do whatever you want.

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You know, there are no set principles, right? So this one form of extremism that many of us are very terrified of, of course, we don't like it because it's not part of our Deen appear during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet spoke against it. So three of the companions of the Prophet young companions came and asked the wives of the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam. How was the process of them? Like, what did he do? What was his daily activities? What was his, so when they learned, they said, okay, maybe that's not good enough. Or maybe it is because it is the Messenger of Allah Who says we're forgiven. As for us, we need to do something

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more, we need to do some. So they one of them vowed that he will not eat, either eat meat, or that he will fast every single day. The other one said, I will not marry, I'm not getting married. That's celibacy. And the third one said, I will not sleep at night, meaning I will pray every single night. Now the news gap to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said, What is the matter with those people who say such and such and such such as for me, I'm your example. As for me, I eat and I, I fast and I break my thoughts, or I eat me, right? And I sleep at night and I pray, and I married woman. And this is my

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family. And whosoever turns away from my tradition, he is not part of me.

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So he showed an example. This is the beauty, the pragmatism of Islam. This is a practical religion. This is the beauty of Islam, that you can be a Muslim, and you can be you know, anything else that does not go against it, you can be yourself.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, our organization,

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how we organize ourselves in our affairs and how we organize our community events and how we organize our institutions and how we that also says a lot about us and that will either reinforce everything that I said or it will just totally destroy so I asked a lot of xojo to make you an AI best examples as a loss of power to assert that the believers pray that that they are example that the leader which I met in subpoena imama are better than me as well. You know, the reaction

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was tokina Ma Ma Ma Ma. Ma de la Molina mucho de La Nina, Divina, Medina, Medina, Medina, Medina, Medina,

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Islam. A lot of them have tried to hit a lot of artists to feed which I'm gonna do it later that automatically or the law

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suddenly takes over when and Shay we'll move

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on to the corona

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salatu salam

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ala De

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Lima alongside

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me, as well was he was he came up

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to him

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while he was watching

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him in the cameo machine.

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He took him back.

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He came back

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and he testified that there is no god worthy to be worshipped but Allah, that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is God's Messenger

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and his serving slave.

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Then he asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam as to whether he can, what he can do, to redeem himself. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him

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There is no

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blame on you automatically now, faith or Islam, obliterates past actions and marks a new beginning.

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Then phenomena told the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, that he was on his way to perform Umrah

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when his companions captured him.

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And he was asking whether now as a Muslim, he's obligated to proceed with his intention and fulfill that

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intention of his or go back, the Prophet told him to go and perform. But make sure that you do it according to the way of a loss in his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So Samantha goes to Mecca. And he makes a tell BIA that most of us are familiar with that they come home and have bacon bacon American Academy, Upon hearing this the Meccans this sounds like that, like a Muslim, but it's the manner This doesn't add up. What happened to you?

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You turned away from your faith. And there was a little exchange of

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there was a little debate that took place between him and the chiefs of Mecca, upon which the amount of out that he will boycott the Mexicans and forbid them from any supplies of grain or or any kind of.

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So he imposed an embargo on that.

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And it was so bad that the Mexican wrote to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we're talking about

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the ones that rejected the Messenger of Allah drove them out of his city, persecuted his companions, killed some of them, attempted to kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they sent a letter to the Prophet appealing to the province saying, We Are you have We are your relatives.

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And people are dying here. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wrote to Samantha immediately to end the boycott, he said, don't do that,

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out of that mercy that he had led someone to sign up. For him, he knows that most of those who would suffer are the innocent

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and the weak.

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What do we learn brothers and sisters from this story, many lessons can be learned from this story.

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But the most powerful lesson, in my opinion,

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is the lesson of the power of example.

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And as Clinton said, as opposed to the example of power,

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when you

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say something good, and you invite people or you preach something good.

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And that's where it stops, as it says,

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You're building with one hand.

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But when you invite people

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to something good, and you set a good example, you're building with both hands.

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And if you

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say something good to people and invite them to good, but you set a bad example, then you're building with one hand and destroying with the other.

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So Mama, brothers and sisters,

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did not engage with the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in a theological debate,

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as to whether

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who's most

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authentic and who's right and who's wrong.

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Nor did the promise of a long while ago,

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shows

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a fancy presentation.

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And the prophets of Allah Islam definitely did not have to

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compromise any of his own principles,

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and teachings that he is allowed to set up. All that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did, in my opinion, is that he gave him a chance to observe the community, this exemplary Muslim community from within,

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by having him sit in the masjid for three days,

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and feel Mama was exposed to the real Islam.

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In the behavior, the demeanor, as well as the teachings of the leader of that community Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as well as his followers, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam day in day out for 72 hours. So mama got a taste of what it means to be a Muslim, and who Muslims are and what they stand for.

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I asked now myself, and this was really for me

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and for anyone else was interested to learn from this

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Example,

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if anyone from forget our friends and our neighbors,

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whom we should have already had a very good impression on

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the soccer but those who don't like us.

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So Mama was reported to have said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or Mohammed When I came here, indeed, you were the worst of my enemies and I have vowed to kill you. And by Allah, I did not leave this place, except after you have become the dearest person to me.

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And yes, someone might argue to say it is because the profit center has forgiven him and did not kill him that, you know, may have an impact on him, yes. But it's much more than that.

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It's much deeper than that. The Prophet set an example.

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And that example was very consistent.

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If we were to bring anyone that doesn't like us,

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very often, we turn

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to them with all kinds of techniques.

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And we try to utilize

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any,

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any pretty much anything that might work, any tip that might work, and making them like us, it is about them liking us and seeing how good we are, that we're not different.

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These are the ones that go out of their ways.

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And there are those who don't even care about that.

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Right?

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And instead,

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don't mind the show and set a bad example.

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Let me be a little more specific in brothers and sisters. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to insult anyone or offend anyone.

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Because I tell you when I speak to some people who either accepted Islam or have a better

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impression of Islam, now that they see the Muslim community or they intermingle with Muslims,

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one of the most powerful,

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powerful experiences that they have is when they come to the machine.

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And they see a spray,

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Solomonic love, someone told me that that had the greatest impact on him is never seen anything like that. But at the same time, if they stay a little longer, and intermingle with us, see how we deal with each other, and how we treat other people. In fact, if anyone wants to come and have and have the freedom, if anyone was to be given the freedom to walk around and see how we carry ourselves in the very, the very event that we're attending this hope to Juma

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and see how sometimes we carry ourselves in or people complain to me about people, you know, texting, and playing video games.

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People complain about some of some of us and some of our children, not knowing the proper etiquette of the question.

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People will see we'd look at how we we deal with each other and how we treat each other.

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When they see the same example

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that Samantha was exposed to during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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That's a question we have to ask ourselves.

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So how Muslims came to the masjid five times a day, how they responded to the call of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He took his time in observing the authenticity of this community.

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The various qualities that any good example needs to influence

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anyone else were present. And we will talk about that in a second hope I say this and I asked a lot, as always good to meet you. And I have those who listen and follow the best of who they listen to a Guru has suffered a lot he will confess

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to cinema event in Medina, Ohio that dear brothers and sisters,

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a lot of hammer data, the Almighty says is solid that has a chapter 33 verse 21.

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He also

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has an actual Lima

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Akira, indeed, in the example of the Prophet salaallah insulin in the person

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in the character of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rasulillah, the Messenger of Allah

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Indeed, there was a great example for you to follow

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aroma

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for those who seek a loss of panatela believe in a law

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and the last day

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and those who remember a lot as a surgeon, this is one of us telling us to learn from the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well as his community,

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was a very attractive example. Even his enemies could not afford to show respect

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to his principles, even if they didn't like him or follow Him, they still

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admired him.

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What is it that they admired about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam?

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What are the very specific qualities that you and I as individuals,

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as Muslims, as well as a community, if someone was to come and look at us as individuals, or collectively as one body as one community, because we are one of the brothers and sisters,

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we represent here, the Muslim, the Muslims, all over the world, we represent the Muslim Ummah,

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the conditions of this very specific community in this specific gathering of ours

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is very reflective of the state of our oma.

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And that's why when people come, and they want to explore his lab,

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they very often judged

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by how we carry ourselves how we behave.

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And that's why and you remember, about two years ago, the web was talking about authenticity, and how he shared with us that example, that caused many to laugh, because we thought it was funny, because a lot of us we feel Oh, yeah, we know, we know how how bad the situation is. But what are we doing about it? That's a question. This hope was not meant to depress us or make us realize how horrible the condition is.

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He gave an example of how someone asked for a copy of the correct

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translation. And then that person was given

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a copy of the Quran or he said that your divine message your scripture, what is it that you follow? Are you hearing the brothers sisters, brothers, whoever is like texting as we speak right now.

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The sisters,

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right?

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This is someone who who are not Muslim comes at us

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to get a copy a sample of the book that Muslims follow we as Muslims follow. So obviously, people gave him a translation of the meanings of the valley or any of those translations that were available. So he takes it and he reads it. Two weeks later, he comes back, gives it back to whoever gave it to him and said to him, oh, this is very good. This is wonderful. This is awesome. But where is the real one? Where's the other one?

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The other one, what are you talking about? The other one, the one that Muslims actually follow?

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Because Muslims and their the way they behave and what they do does not reflect this book.

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I

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was asked by one of her students, what was the purpose of the law? It was to like, describe him, you know what she said to him? She said, I want us to talk.

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Don't you read the Quran?

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He said, Yes, I do read the Quran. Of course, everybody reads.

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I do read the prayer. She said, for me, can I be your calm, that was your messenger, that was your prophet. That's what he was like.

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His character, his demeanor, the way he carried himself was a he was an embodiment of the teachings of the Quran.

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That's who the province of a La Liga, cinemas, it was in alignment, it was consistent. And this is the biggest dilemma brothers and sisters, when we give doubt we talk to people the problem, the biggest challenge not only

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for the non Muslims, but also for our own children is that we do not have any tangible example as to what

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a true Muslim or a true Muslim community

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looks like.

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That's a problem. We don't have a tangible example something that we can really, really be proud of. And very often, that's why we take a lot of pride sometimes in our establishments or in our, you know, you know, the the construction of a blade.

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What people want to see is an example.

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You see, when Samantha was sitting in the message, and he saw he observed the Muslim community from within anyone in his right state of mind, would want to be part of that community. Why wouldn't you want to be part of that community

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What is wrong with the Muslim community,

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he saw something that impressed him. And that's why he was able to, he was able to make that transition.

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So there are some specific qualities that we need to work on

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as individuals. And if we take the example of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we will find that all these qualities were present. So when we look at the example of the prophet SAW the love, it will send them and his community, we will find that number one they had plus sincerity, Authenticity, integrity, you name it.

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Authenticity, brothers and sisters, sincerity, that this is a genuine person, a genuine community. That's what Islam teaches us.

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That's what seeking this knowledge of Islam teaches us. Even those who sometimes pursue it, for other than a loss of handle data, they cannot help but to correct their intention and purify their hearts. I mean, some of the scholars said,

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forever more or forever in a community LED,

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that we sought this legacy this, this, this knowledge, this snap, we sought it sometimes for other than a lot, but it refused to be for other than a lot.

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It helps us It helps us reform.

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And change our perspective on things. It purified us, it made us better people so power.

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So by design,

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you cannot have true Islam unless you're sincere and genuine. And that's what we need to have brothers and sisters genuine. We need to be genuine with each other. We need to be genuine in our relationship with Allah with each other and with others.

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Sincerity, that's what we need. Why are we doing this? Why are we behaving like this?

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Is it PR? Or is it for allies?

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Number two,

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we must be upright.

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We must have.

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You see if we are genuine and sincere, but we are not committed, the commitment is not there.

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This is going to turn many people away.

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And it's a turn off. We have to show commitment to this principle. Because if you are sincere and if you believe in it, then why aren't you committed to it?

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And I shared with you before the example of someone that came to the masjid right into someone that sells alcohol and he knows if there's anything that non Muslims know about us Muslims is is about our you know that we don't eat pork and that we don't drink alcohol.

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Everybody knows this.

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So he comes to the machine, he runs into a person. He comes to the masjid to learn about Islam. He's so so touched by something that he saw read. So he comes to the mission, possibly to embrace Islam, but he runs into someone that sells alcohol.

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Of course, he just made a U turn turned up, just left the mustard. And it was someone who stopped him and asked him why he's leaving.

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He said, he told him exactly why he was leaving.

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He walked up.

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So they don't see the commitment. And he said that if it wasn't good for Mohammed, why should it be good for me, john?

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wasn't good enough for him.

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So he walks out. Number three,

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conduct. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told that companion will hardly be Hello can interact with people intermingled people with the best of manners.

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Our conduct, and that ties in with the first with the first example, is just an extension of that. You can say whatever you want, you can tell people how you believe in Allah and His messenger and all of the prophets and we love them all. And we believe in God, the almighty your God, my God.

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We can tell people about all these beautiful concepts and beliefs. But if people do not see the effects they do if they do not see the effect of that belief in our actions and our behavior. They today, behavior choices, activities, actions or reactions, our pattern of behavior must reflect should be reflective. And that's what he said kind of.

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It shouldn't be consistent with that of the crap. If it's not, if there's discrepancies of some kind, it will turn people away.

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And in fact, it shows that we're not. We're not we're not affected. We're not real. We're not.

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That's why they say, right, your pattern of behavior is a reflection of what you truly believe in.

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We have a beautiful model system in a snap. And I'm not saying that we have to transform

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overnight and become the best. It takes some time. But we have to be committed to this process of becoming better individuals. Again, sincerely, we have to be very gentle. That's the first condition, we have to be very genuine about it. If you're just smiling and you're treating people well just because you want to bring them to the masjid, or you want them to accept you, or to love you or care about you, but it's not as soon it will show you will not be able to maintain that. So it has to be we have to really believe that people deserve respect, that people have rights.

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Allah subhana wa tada honored human beings, brothers and sisters, even those who oppose us, even criminals have rights.

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And the bottom line is that we have to show fairness, we have to be fair with people. And guess what, but that's that's not where it stops. Justice is something that we cannot compromise as Muslims. But Islam actually caused us to something that is even higher kindness. And kindness has no limits.

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But if you don't want to be kind, at least do not wrong people

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and violate their rights. Even if you don't like them.

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These are the law of Islam that we have to demonstrate. And again, for the sake of Allah, as always, number four brothers and sisters, we have to have our own independent identity.

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identity.

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If people don't see any difference in our identity, if we just want to tell people that we're just like everybody else, we just the same. In terms of our ability, we are the same in terms of our humanity, we're no better than anyone in the eyes of Allah as human beings were the same. But as Muslims, if there's nothing special about Islam, and about our system,

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and about our organization, there is nothing special about it, then what's the point

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we have to have our own identity, Allah subhana wa tada says, good to

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us, you have a purpose.

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There is an objective, you have a role. You have your own identity.

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Right. So that identity has to be has to be manifested.

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It cannot just be part of the title or the name of the organization, Islamic or Muslim?

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If it doesn't show itself if it's not, so we have to maintain that identity and we have to have that identity. Number five brothers and sisters

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is

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the balance in the moderation that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes or that Allah subhanaw taala

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basically, describe the products

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right?

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So the answer is going to hire the officers in this

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work identical method was immediately made you an owner of wassup, balance and moderation. We're not calling people to extremism, we're not calling people to abandon everything in life, nor we're calling people to indulgent, you know, rather, this we have to show an example in order for you to be an example. You know, the reason why Allah Subhana, Allah didn't send us a an angel, as a prophet is because angels cannot set an example for us. We just simply cannot, cannot follow the example of angels. We can be like them, they're not like us. But a prophet comes and says an example. So what is the example of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, during the time of the Prophet, a group of his

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companions, some young men came.

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And they and this is just an example of one form of extremism because there are two forms of extremism. One form is goes to the right far right, the other one goes to the left, far left. one form of extremism is when people are are rigid, and people actually take upon themselves something that a loss of habitat is not described.

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The other form of extremism is when people totally are losing and they're, they have no principles, they have no nothing. Basically, you can do whatever you want.

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You know, there are no set principles, right? So this one form of extremism that many of us are very terrified of, of course, we don't like it because it's not part of our Deen appeared during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the Prophet spoke against it. So three of the companions of the Prophet young companions came and asked the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How was the process in life? What did he do? What was his daily activities? What was his so when they learned, they said, okay, maybe that's not good enough. Or maybe it is because it is the Messenger of Allah Who says we're forgiven. As for us, we need to do something more. We need to

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do some. So they one of them vowed that he will not eat either eat meat, or that he will fast every single day. The other one said I will not marry I'm not getting married. That's

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celibacy. The third one said, I will not sleep at night, meaning I will pray every single night. Now the news gap to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said, What is the matter with those people who say such and such and such such as for me, I'm your example. As for me, I eat and I, I fast, and I break my thoughts, or I eat me, right? And I sleep at night and I pray, and I marry a woman. And this is my student, Omar Rashida sumati. felice, Emily, and whosoever turns away from my tradition, he is not part of me.

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So he showed an example. This is the beauty, the pragmatism of Islam. This is a practical religion. This is the beauty of Islam, that you can be a Muslim, and you can be you know, anything else that does not go against it, you can be yourself.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, our organization,

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how we organize ourselves in our affairs, and how we organize our community events and how we organize our institutions and how we, that also says a lot about us. And that would either reinforce everything that I said, or it will just totally destroy. So I asked a lot of soldier to make your best examples as the last panel to add acid that the believers pray that that they are example that the leader which is appealing, or better have done I mean, as well, you know, the reaction of kurata

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tokina Mm hmm. de la polynomial de la Medina, Urbina, Urbina,

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Urbina,

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Urbina,

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Islam, a lot of them have a right to hate a lot more for artists to feed which I'm going to do it later, that automatically Mr. Vega de la

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certainly takes over when and when Machiavelli I will come back to the code of Solomon salatu salam.

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alaikum salam

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alayka Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim, Mohammed in Africa, Russia can they beat me while he was watching?

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him in the middle Majid