Intellectual Seerah #13 The Battle of Badr

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The history of the Battle of Sir injury is discussed, including the use of words like "roigrs" and the lack of fighting in the Islamic calendar. The importance of moral courage and bravery in protecting oneself from embarrassment and violence is emphasized, along with the need for experiences and experiences to build courage and experiences to build experiences. The " moral courage crisis" is emphasized as a way to avoid consequences of actions taken without planning, as it is a way to avoid consequences of actions taken without planning.

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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu How are you guys doing? Welcome to the 13th session where we're going to be discussing one of the most important moments at the time of the Prophet SAW Salem, which is actually the Battle of better are many of you have heard of this term before better. It's actually the name of an Islamic or a battle that took place time of the Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa salam. So we're gonna go going through that with this context, all in one session.

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So I'm trying to really bring out the cream of what happened. And we are going to be contending or discussing some of the interrogations of modern day historians from the non Muslim perspective as well, just so we can give us something to kind of deal with. So to jump straight into it, then.

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The first thing is, we need to realize that before so to set the scene, what was taken place is that the Prophet SAW Salem and the Muslim people have moved from Mecca to Medina, as we know, they were persecuted there was attempts on the process and life as you know, the tricycle the process, he was a fugitive effectively. And

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the Muslims at that time when they were living in Mecca, we spoke about the fact that they went in, there was two immigrations, one of them to have a shot and the second twice actually went to the same place. Then they went to Medina, she was called the airstrip. So this is the background.

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When they settled there, we spoke about the fact that now they've created this treaty. And we spoke about the authenticity of this treaty. I don't know if we discussed that at length. But just to add a little bit more to that. I was reading Ibrahim Ali's book, which is the selasa haha. And he has a whole section dedicated, dedicated to the treaty that the process I'm done with with the Jews.

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And he was discussing some other scholars who some other scholars of Hadith discussed and said that, you know, these are weaker narrations and stuff, all of the narration. So he came back and said, actually,

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they are not under Assam, which I'm Buhari and some Muslim Muhammad, and he brings all the evidence for that. So that's the first thing that there are aspects of this treaty, which are very, very clear. And we spoke about some of those in the previous session. So we spoke about the fact that it was a solemn not went to Medina. But he established a policy that he had done treaties with the Jews, and that they had been established. What had happened thereafter is that now there were rates, reconnaissance missions that the prophets of salaam attempted on

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the college because, actually, the parish now has already shown their hostility. I mean, they tried to kill the Prophet they and all these kind of things. So now there was a response. We are going to speak about, is this considered defensive? Or is this considered provocative or preemptive, that is a discussion in which we're going to be tackling now, you could argue both, you know, from one perspective is defensive because

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they're suffering persecution. And

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they tried to kill the problem. As I saw London, Muslims were in a situation where they need to leave. But we'll see especially looking at the works of some of the modern day historians like this individual call Russ Rogers, who is a historian and military strategic, actually interesting book, he wrote this book called The General show of Muhammad, really, he's an Orientalist modern day Orientalist. He doesn't have a favorable view, in that sense. But it's interesting to look at and to see how he understands these kinds of things.

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He considers it more to be offensive, that actually the Battle of better was offensive. Before the battle of better though there was this what you call Sariah. Now, there is a difference between a Surya and that has Why not these are two Arabic words which are used in the books of Sierra to describe the expeditions that the Prophet Salam and or his companions took. And the main difference that Sierra writers make, and this is something important for you guys to know, if you're taking notes to take notes on the issue, is the fact that as well as something which was usually led by the prophet was three has not, that's effectively the difference. Now, there's many ministers that took

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place. And if you look at a list of saaya, that took place at the time of the profiles, some in the medieval period, there's actually 10s of them. Many of them actually, if you think about them, didn't actually lead to any fighting. So for example, some companions are sent

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and no fighting took place, but it's still considered to be a severe because there was an expedition and they went out with the intention of fighting. And these were effectively you translate them loosely as rates, their rates, you know, where they were trying to intercept caravans that were going towards, for example, my car or anywhere else, because now there was a hostile environment between the Muslims and the pagans, and accommodation. Now, there's many slight as I mentioned, most of them, led to no fighting, but there's

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One or two of them, which you should know before whether to place

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one of them, which is probably the most important one is the what is referred to as the NASA mission.

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It's also referred to as the salary of Abdullah bin Jash. Okay, as a very important one.

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In fact, this there are some I had these that I mentioned, which, you know, he had these authentic missions about authentic Hadees about this mission. The study of Abdullah and Josh was that the first assalam gave Abdullah, even Josh, this particular individuals hobby, he gave him a letter, but he instructed him only to read it when, after two days, so given less than read this in two days, the letter said that they should intercept and collect new So bear in mind, this Surya of Abdullah and Jash was not the instructions were not to kill anybody, or to fire anybody. The instructions were to just go as a reconnaissance mission,

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scouting to see what these guys are saying what they're doing, if they're intending to harm the Muslim people on now, there's a complication here, because this took place in rajim, one of the four months in the Islamic calendar, which

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the Arabs knew at the time were months of no fighting.

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And in fact, there's a and Quran surah baqarah Yes, Aruna, Cannell, Shahid haram Patel and fee

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that they asked you about fighting in the sacred months, say

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katello fee can be a very it's a big deal to fight in the sacred months. And in fact, this came down according to this webinar was all of this particular area on the Cydia so meaning that

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the what happened was Abdullah bin Joshua went with his and he saw some of the guys there some of the qualities that

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and he decided to kill some of them and capture others. So I'm gonna have Rami was killed and Othman and Hakim were captured. To kill him, he made a decision, okay, and the decision was, these guys are just here laying ducks in front of us.

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Let's kill them. He decided to do and when he went back to my salon, the prophets are Salam told him that he shouldn't have done that because fighting was not allowed. Now this actually acted like a bit of a propaganda victory for the crushes. They took it and they ran with it. And I said, you know, look, look at this, these the Muslims are using, their fighting goes on the monks, when they're meant to not fight us. That's what they're doing. So it's like, you know, what we see nowadays in the propaganda was that it was going on, even in the medieval period, you know, sometimes when someone gets killed or something happens, and then they start seeing things about.

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So, from one perspective, this study and even Rogers and others, glib and, you know, orientalist, they consider it to be a success.

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Because obviously, it was intercepted there was military offensive, that this demoralize them, in a sense, but from another perspective, there was a propaganda victory from the other side. That's how it's seen.

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Anyway, the prime minister told he laid the law down, which was,

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you can see if you look at chapter two, verse 207, teen.

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Moreover, if you look at mentions, and here's where we get to a point where we don't have that many strong innovations, but anyway, I was really mad mad, mentioned that I have no claim says that blood money was eventually given to the man that was murdered. So there was a salam to recompensate this guy gave him blood money. So this guy, Ross Rogers, which we're going to read some of his works now.

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He's he states, this is an indication, this is what he's saying. Now, he said, This is an indication that the Muslim started the war

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that started the hostilities, because he's saying this look, a lot of the he's not saying this, but

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it's as if he is responding to a narrative which says that the beginning of the Syrah, it was defensive, and then afterwards it became offensive. It's as if he's responding to that. And he's saying no, because who is the first one who was physical? He was saying, the first one to a physical was, in fact, the Muslims in this study, and he cites it. So I'm going to read something and what he says and we'll give you a question of how to answer this kind of interrogation because quite frankly, I consider this to be unfair assessment. Although at points in his book, frankly, he can be honest and he can be very fair, but this point I consider it to be an unfair

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assessment. So this is what he says on this study issue.

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He says had the Muslims in Medina not started their raids on quality caravans, there is little evidence to suggest the two sites could have not coexisted. There is marginal evidence that the kurage were preparing operations against Medina. But the evidence available

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is difficult to place in the timeline of events? Did the Quraishi efforts come before or after Muhammad began his rates? Regardless, regardless of quality plans, he writes, quote, a sheet is grammatically incorrect, it should be quality. But he doesn't know. Which actually makes me wonder if he doesn't know this. How is he accessing the primary sources? But as a separate question, regardless of the quality, right, Qureshi basis should be quality plans. Some sources accept the notion that it was Muhammad who intended to take the offense from the start. So what sources are we talking about going back to his to see what sources he is mentioning? In his footnote you mentioned

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he looks at is oriented the source Montgomery, what says, What concurs with this assessment? See what, blah, blah, blah. And what is what what says, a modern equivalent is the English Puritans who fled their homeland to settle in the colonies in North America during the great English migration was 1630s, or many left during the period of hostility between Puritans and the crown. There is no evidence just that they could not have returned to England for visitations when Muhammad Salem, and his small group of disciples did was

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sorry, what's Maha Salam says, As a small group disciples did was equivalent to a group of Puritans fleeing to North America, and then almost immediately engaging in high sea raids on English shipping. So you can see, he's drawn this parallel, he seems to be taking this view. The first question is, do you agree with his assessment? I'll give you three to five minutes to speak to the person and next year. The question really is, was it the Muslims who started it first? Could it be argued that the Muslims are the ones in fact, who started the hostilities against the crushes? It wasn't a defensive fight? And in fact, the intention from the beginning was to attack? And And this

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study of Abdullah and Jash, was ample evidence of this. Is this a fair assessment? Three to five minutes speak to the bus next year, then we can come back.

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What is he mentioned? was the motive for sending out the city. Does he mentioned anything about motif?

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We can get to that? I do remember him speaking about it. But I'll have to read it into Elijah. Yeah. So give three to five minutes. And then we'll come back and speak. And

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so let's get some feedback on the question.

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What is the question? First of all, who remembers the question? Now, if you remember the question, the question was, how would you respond to the

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allegations? Or that

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the prophet or the people of Medina declared war against the people of Mecca or five hostilities? Let's say no.

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So would you think that's a, that is a fine assessment? Or I would say it's a poor assessment, not trying to understand the kind of timeframes and context of the day so we were discussing here, that essentially, you could argue in a state of war already, there was no necessarily peace treaty. They tried. They tried to kill the Prophet, you know, you're trying to kill a man and prophets. Salam. So they bought they tried to kill his people to kill these people. Yes, they kill managers, companies, they boycotted them economically. A lot of the property was taken away from them. So it's very crude and quite arrogant to say that they weren't in a state of war. And it's interesting. So you what

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your response Yeah. So let me play more devil's advocate, he says the consequence of Nicolas expedition, which is the study of what I'm doing,

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even Josh, so these are, this is the most important one before but that takes place and there's other ones like better silver and stuff. They didn't lead to anything major to yeah, there's maybe the last shader which will come through but this one was the Russia and the living Jash. These are the two main ones, but this one is the main one. Really? Yeah. He says it's the consequence of knuckle expedition were perceived as minor, but were ultimately monumental this way says he says, it clearly established a state of war between Muslims and the halation and Muhammad as the one who declared it. Second says, although exegesis will argue centuries later that Polish persecution

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started the war. So it's coming to you now, it's coming to you.

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It has already been noted that some Muhammad followers were first to use physical violence to push their views while still in Mecca. Moreover

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Moreover, what the pancreas of the for the Prophet fail to realize is that their headlong pursuit to defend him

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sorry, in their head long pursuit to defend him, he's talking to you directly.

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They opened the door to the notion that any Muslim could wage war on an enemy simply for such things as verbal ridicule or a minor insult. Indeed, this could very well be the case. He says, There is historical Hadith and Quran evidence to suggest this.

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Anyways, this is effectively what he was saying. So what would you respond to these

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Police officers could discuss and deliberate or they want to let the one of the brothers touch on the details of why he may be incorrect. But when I hear this kind of argument, these are the kinds of people who say that this war in Gaza has Genesis in Gaza started because of Hamas on October 7. That's how they view history, their perspective. So they see October 7, the Palestinian started this war. And they use that kind of framework, that kind of arrogance, that kind of this is just my opinion, not Sapiens, to reflect on the past issues. And this is a perfect example that they started this war, not understanding the context, economical, blockades, the political blockades killing

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their family torturing their loved one, doesn't it perfect. And it's just a repetition of history. And this the people in power who decide how history should be understood. And this is a perfect example. And I think it's so evident today. Fact, a few years ago, we talked about this issue, maybe maybe this but I think it's so evident today how clear the racism is this man here it Ross Rogers is a command historian with the US Army and former adjunct professor of history, he is the author of fundamental Islamic asymmetrical warfare, and documentary analysis of the principles of Muhammad. So this man is actually used. If you look at the Wikipedia articles on the battle of weather, he's the

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main citation. So He is respected. The reason I brought this up, but it's not always that negative. By the way, he can be fair, just to be fair to him, but I'm bringing him to the table because I want to engage critically with the situation from an outsider's perspective. And this is a good way of doing it. He does deal with Orientis arguments, in fact, regurgitates some of them, but what would be the scriptural points that we would use

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to counter this claim? Because really, it's we all agree here that there are some contexts which are being ignored by him. What would we use from Hadith the Quran to prove this?

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We're gonna live the inequality Luna Benham Lumo perfect. You see this is very good, masha Allah, can you translate this for us and tell us more about it means an English permission has been granted to those fighting because they have been oppressed to provide a certification for the fighting. There you have it. So this is actually very powerful. This is a very good because if you look at for example, the Philippine cathedra or to taba, it seems to be like a schema of the seller for the hawk and these achromat and you know that Mr. Burson these guys

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that particular area came down so it's a hedge, ordinarily, Latina, ukata Luna Vietnam Zulu, we're in Allah Allah Nasri him la Hadith.

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That permission has been given to the

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to the ones who have to fight.

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The ones who have been fought to fight

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and that Allah is

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is key able to give them victory. Right. Now, this idea is couched in language of justification.

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And it also indicates something it indicates that permission wasn't given before.

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That makes sense. So indicates something's going on here that there was there was not permission to fight and now permission has been given by also gives you the reason the unknown volume. So it's the reason why they're fighting is because they actually been oppressed. Now it's not. Yeah. And we're not trying to deny the fact that there's such a thing as expansive Did you had, but what we're saying is that the first permission was not given on that basis. The first permission was given on the basis that these people have been persecuted for a very long time. And now it's time for them to respond. And we'll see in the Battle of better how they respond. Some of them quite frantically,

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especially when we come to Bilal in Rabat. And he sees his fate as you know, former slave owner and he catches him. And you see the divine justice take place. But this idea by itself is a thorn in the side of anyone with this kind of narrative, I would say. Because if you look at the this is what he was trying to refer to maybe when he says the exegesis from this and that this is what he's trying to minimize. No, there's there's been 13 years of persecution, at least 10 years of persecution, serious persecution, the classical liberalism, if, as he says, because he's somewhere in the book, he says that they could have engaged in there could have been a peaceful relationship. That's what

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he says, There could have been a peaceful relationship between the Muslims in Medina and the choruses in Mecca. He's saying that he said these guys started hostilities. Can you imagine? If it was the case, it could have been so peaceful then why did they have to go to Hamish twice? Why do they have to go to Abyssinia twice? Why did they feel so under threat that they had to go there twice? So you see, it's a white washing is quite similar. I like the fact that you mentioned because it is actually very similar. These guys have been driven out of their land. So Allah is literally driven out of their land. And then now they're fighting back and they're being attacked. The not

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only they're being attacked by modern day historians, they were attacks at a time. So they attacked you first, have the ability to judge Surya Why did they they attacked you first, and even then blood money was given to them and Abdullah bin Jash was reprimanded

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And even that was was was dealt with by the prophet Hamza salah.

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But they just want justification to be able to attack. But with people like that the military strategy of the prophets, Hassan was very clear that there's only one policy and the policy was in engagement, physical engagement.

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And we're gonna, we're going to fight them. That was effectively the strategy. And we're going to go into what we're going to do in this session a little bit more than what you've probably heard before, is going to a little bit about the military strategic behavior of the problem as I was, that's something which really, for some reason or another, is not respected or spoken about by our preachers and our delight today, because of the back footed nature. Because the put it in Malcolm X system, the foot is on our necks. So we are afraid to talk about this in a proud way. That, in fact, the generalship of Muhammad as the CSS Allah, the way he was actually, strategically playing this

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game, with these people, was extremely intelligent. To the point where I'm going to make a comment here, which you will be surprised to know, to the point where some of the greatest victories of Islam followed the template. Some of the greatest military victories followed the template of better explicitly. And sometimes, because there's a difference in military strategy between what is referred to as strategy and tactics. Von Bismarck and these guys will tell you this strategy is the overall objective and how to meet it. Tactics is what mechanisms you're using to meet that. Objectives. There's a difference between strategy and tactics. And the strat both the strategies and

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the tactics of the professor Salam, in this battle were used by other people in history of Islam, both both contemporaneously And historically, to give us success, we need to look at the Battle of better in the same way, as people look at Sun Tzu's Art of War.

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We need to look at and extract the strategies so we can gain victory again. Because when clever people have been clever enough to do that, in our history, they've actually secured victory. And I'll show you that. I'll give you some examples of that. So that's the first thing that there was two we mentioned there was two majors,

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right raids which were worth mentioning. This one a novella so we all know that one the second one is little our Shayla rate

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and that one was a, as you can see, in the

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in the slide, slide number five.

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The process alum intercepted, you see, intercepted, but they went the other route. It didn't lead to any major fighting like the Ebola and dash one. But what it did do is it put Apple Sophia on the backfoot. Now he knew that these guys were coming from me.

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Now, did you know that sounds like cliche sayings that people use, for example, the best form of defense is what offense. Sometimes that can be the case, sometimes it is not the case.

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Like it can sometimes be the case that the best form of attack or defense attack, sometimes it sometimes it's not the case.

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It cannot be used as a overarching principle. But here it was used, put them on the backfoot put nervousness in them, demoralize them, debase them psychologically. You see, the process from attitude towards war was it?

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If we're really honest about it, he was active in it. He was engaging in he was scaring them. He was playing the psychological game. He was sending, not just propaganda, but he was sending people to fight. This is the last shader who's sending the intercepting them, put them on the backfoot.

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He wasn't just waiting there like some people, some lights and some others, make it seem as if like, better this will happen. They will listen and talk but here

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but there is proof traders in this way that they're all waiting they're waiting for the quality is coming and they're the the fault on the on the borders. That's not what happened. They went out. They were intercepting the rates. That was the strategy, the strategy was demoralized psychologically.

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And yes, when there was injustice, or there's something that defied the principles of all like, for example, the fighting in the shadow haram then there was discussion of action taken by the White House and redress of that grievance. But generally speaking, it was a very intelligent strategy going on here. So the second thing I'll say is this.

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Yes, so this is this shows you that the Hadith of the area, and the fact that that AI was used as a justification now they've been given permission to fight.

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Now better itself is actually named is a well, now the area is named after a man. Yes. So make some comments before you move on to the button. Oh, yeah, yes, yes.

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On, unlike some of the cya that were taking place beforehand, was the I think as some of the brothers mentioned

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that obviously from the very beginning there was a very explicit logic that was expressed within Islam as to why fine was taking place in the abovementioned. The idea that, you know, the reason you've been given permission to fight is because you've been wronged. Obviously, the justifications continue to come thereafter. Allah describes those people that have been wronged as those who have been kicked out of their homes of our any do right. And that If fighting is not done in order to basically to counteract evil, then places of worship so I'm going to be able to know what massage would be destroyed. This is very logical, I can make a lot of sense if you're not prepared to defend

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basically conditions of peace then you're going to end up in situations where you're being wronged and that's what the Muslims are doing. Like the incense the expertise or the process of them in terms of how the Muslims are strategizing at this point was to say that now that we're in a situation in Medina, right, how can we basically reassert ourselves in this area? So they begin attacking Cora she commercial interests which is what the slideshow which is very, which is obviously very legitimate, and the parallels that the brother mentioned obviously, I don't know if I have to say this is not Sapiens his views but with what's happening currently and the husband like

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how Allah subhanaw taala responds to them in the Quran. That was I don't answer but Allah he will call from but he will Mozilla Hello, me hello to admin who Akbar Allah and Allah. Their propaganda was like, Well, I want but I will talk about Yeah. Then this incident took place. Yeah. They arrived at this place they made an interesting had in the moment. There's four people there. One of them was killed. Two of them were taken as prisoners. And one of the one in fled. One person was killed.

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Was the reaction. And what's the correlation? Look at these Muslims are so bad, and they did this. And they did that on the basis of one person that was killed. Last response to them is okay, that happened. But you've kicked them out of their homes. And for 13 years, you were economically boycotting them. And you how many of them did you kill in Mecca, and you're torturing them and blood is screaming in the valleys and somebody has been killed in brutal ways like this went on for 13 years. But now you're trying to use this singular incident to try and spin the propaganda. So I think it gives us you know, Muslims are very, very useful template as to how we ought to understand

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and deal with these issues and not to feel squeamish and on the backfoot Yes, I have a brilliant contribution. I'm very happy with that. Because that second part of the year, where Allah saying yes, but you see what's going on here is it's not as if Allah is not acknowledging the agreements.

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So Do you condemn? Yeah, there's some question as you condemn this. Yeah, this is bad to fight there. It's true. What can I say? Yes, because I was looking at this incident this weekend. And, again, you know, wherever it is, you can choose to keep this in or not. Yeah, but we're talking about right.

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The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is in Medina. So he dealt with the issue as he dealt with it in Medina. But there's some narration that I mentioned about how the Muslims in Mecca responded to the situation. And there's a section about Abdullah bin Josh Yeah, the responded to this site, because obviously the Muslims are still in Mecca, they're like,

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let's say they are within an environment where the propaganda is emerging from. So their response was different to the response to the process, Hanuman Medina, Prophesy Salam. He, as the commander of the army, internally addressed the situation for the Muslims in Mecca. When the non Muslims are using this propaganda, not in order to attack outdoor living Jesh. That's a sidebar. Really, the main goal behind this propaganda was to attack the medina project was to attack Islam. The idea was that, look what the Muslims have done, they are disrespecting our traditions. They're attacking our, our, the way of our like our way of life. They're coming for the dollar. So the Muslims in Mecca,

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their response was like, they were any there's some there's some reports I've seen, which you know, there's some discussion about authenticity. So I won't go as far as to quote them here. But let's just say they were definitely not condemning anything. In Mecca, they weren't condemning anything, because it was like, the dynamic is different. So I think from that perspective, it's very different if you're the commander, internally redressing a situation, and if you're in a language environment, where your condemnation is actually going to validate the objectives of your enemy. The idea is clear, though. Yes. Aluna kaneesha Haram Patel on fee, they ask you about fighting and sacred

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months, called keto or keto lofi Kabir, it's a big so that had to be clear that this is our view on fighting on the sacred month, right. That is a big thing. However, as you mentioned, this 123 We're only human who Akbar and Allah will fitna to as I said there were awkward middle Catalans Yeah.

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Bottom in Qatar

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so this is the fitna is greater than Qatar here. You see.

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So it's comparing because the whole time all right so if

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you don't know how to do Command D and communist auto message me command didn't even want to carefully lock it and then I after that, in the beginning, I'm gonna What are you gonna hide your wager Adolphe sebelah. He will join

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Rahmatullah so as much so like it was mentioned in the tafsir that this ayah that comes that indeed those who believe were Hydra one they migrated which I had officer beat Allah and they strove, they fought in the path of Allah. They will okay on June or Rahmatullah they

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like they can have expectations of the ROM of Allah subhanho wa taala. This is by then this is not really condemnation of Allah saying is, in spite of that he had that they meet on the battlefield, they can expect the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. Absolutely, that's, of course, that's going to be the end result. But however, the fact remains, Allah made it very clear that this is big caveat that this killing on the sacred man's is, is haram. So the way the process salaam dealt with this situation was not to absolve Abdullah bin Josh from his crime. He didn't, he told him this, what you done was wrong. In fact, it played but they went further they they pay blood money for it. However,

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he also the other as came about to say, Okay, this is also this is worse, what you're doing to us is worse. So, we've got to play this kind of near the middle, because you can see with the areas of the Quran here, how Allah deals with the propaganda

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of the enemy. How he's dealing with it is not to dismiss completely what the other side is saying. That's 100% Clear. Because if he was to dismiss it, then they asked you about it, don't answer them. It's Aluna candlish Haram, Salafi lexical che Natrol Dali,

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collateral Dolly.

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Yanni Yeah, is this is not there.

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But it say it's this is our principles and morality. However, this is worse. So we do have to play that middle ground. So as we say, the strategy here, there's a propaganda strategy. But there's also what a military strategy and both of them are unfolding in front of our face. And we know from the propaganda stuff, there's a head is bad and body, that the process did not kill the house, he led

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the tail off or something like that. So the Hadith very famous is that so they don't say that Muhammad in the Mohammed, the Nautilus hub, that Maha Salam kills his friends. So they don't say, today there is this propaganda thing, which is very clear.

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The strategic nature of how the President would deal with this stuff was, he would deal with the propaganda and you deal the military. Sometimes this can take precedence. Most times actually, this will take precedence. Even if people will say such and such, the military, strategic and tactical objectives are more important than the propaganda optics. But both are important.

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Obviously, from our perspective, we're not in charge of anything to do with tactics and strategy in the military backfill. So we're only commissioned with the propaganda that's where the war we are in this war, especially in the context of hazard stuff. We are in that war. And so the way we will deal with it will hopefully be in line with what the Quran has come with. Going to better.

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Brother before Yes, three Seraiah. Yes, I'm gonna go into them. Yes. Because none of them seem to there was no notice that there was. Yeah, there was lots of them. Like there's a lot and this one, but we're not going into all of them because most of them didn't, there was no fighting that took place. Yeah, there was even better the surah right, this stuff like that, that was even seen as like as well. But the issue is, is that most of them that I've only mentioned to you because if we were to spend time speaking about each Surya it will take a very, very long time to get through this session. But I'm gonna say, but my assessment was the two major ones that we should know about,

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which is Nicola and de la shara, these are the two ones which lead to serious action, so Nakhla because of the reasons we just mentioned, and the last shader because in that situation,

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Apple Sofia took action, he panicked.

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I was a fan, he saw that particular interception as it made him panic. So those two had some strategic benefit for us to go through the other ones it didn't lead to fighting for the most part. And if there was some skirmishes here and there were no one was killed.

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Now we're talking about the Battle of better itself. So brother is a name of a well, but it was also originally the name of a man

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and before that, obviously, there was this change of of the Qibla the changing of the Qibla

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which is a very important thing because the changing of the Qibla that were were the Muslims praying towards first

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Yeah, and now then when we're to Mecca to Mecca so Subhanallah you know, the Qibla had changed and this is known as in the Quran, you know, now well and Wally and Nick Riblet, and torba and so on and so to Bukhara that we will give you a Qibla that you there'll be pleased with and so on.

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For Luigia shutaura and Masjidul haram that put your, you know, your face towards Masjid Al haram, and wishes maca and that Allah was not a little work on my cannula lu di mana calm and so on that Allah is not going to make your Eman diminish, meaning your prayers here.

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So there was a Qibla movement

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But there was a refocusing on Mecca in general now.

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And so we have

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this is referred to this kind of but this better is referred to in Sierra terms as Cobra because there was that other one that took place before the skirmish.

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And it took place in Ramadan according to even harsher Alas, Kalani. And he speaks about that. It's very interesting, some of the greatest victories have taken place in Islam have taken place.

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And that's another map path we can look at.

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This is one of the one of the ones and for those who read Arabic, this is the timeline in Bremen Ali's book, you can read that in your own time, but I'm gonna go through anyway. So the size of the army

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was anything between 300 to 317 men

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the flag was given, because obviously in that time, you had flags was given to Masabi normal Quraishi.

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And it was a white flag. So nowadays, some Islamic groups and so on to have black flag. Some of them have a white flag, definitely Taliban have a white flag.

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But maybe they got this kind of situation a bus, it was a white flag, probably with the shahada on it or something like that, possibly. And, and most

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all my horror, she was holding it.

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So there was a lot of reconnaissance missions and reconnaissance and basically scouting missions at the process land would send people to go and just kind of look at the area. So he sent

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best basic number and at the ad evening, be Zaba to go and check out the area. Okay.

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On the other hand, the policy is had sent this guy called Dum Dum, you have nominally Fabi. And he went to the Kaaba, as we said, in a panic, saying, Look, these Muslims are, you know, they're getting ready for you guys. And there's a whole story about how he cut his, his camel and these kind of things. But he was in a panic, and that was if you took action because of that.

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So the pagans started to assemble their forces.

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And Bernal Zara, who was a was a tribe, they broke away from the rest of them because there was some infighting between the tribes in Mecca. There was some beef that they had, we don't want to go into long details about that there's all kinds of narrations about what happened in the tribes and suffer. We don't have time for that, we're gonna say is that some of the tribes broke away but they still had a formidable number of people. And they were out. The Muslims were outgunned and outmanned.

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So, they say it was about like, you know, 1000 people 1000 200,300 Pagan forces.

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But Hashem wants to also break away as well. Some narration say Abu Jamal, who was the commander here is the general from the other side. He threatened him not to do that, you know, and he was a loudmouth personality who would meet his demise very quickly in this very battle. We're gonna come to it.

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But he threatened them and so they didn't break away. So on the Muslim sides, the profiles have led them emergency military meeting.

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And some Muslims began to get a little bit scared. Now, there's lots of areas by the way in the Quran

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about this. And what's really interesting is this is another psychological investigation to look at how Allah deals with psychologically the fighters.

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And I'm thinking about

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No, no, it's a holiday Cara. Bukan vaidika Bill Huck, we're in a very communal mood me Nina. Like Carrie Hoon will judge you do like I feel happy by the motto by Jana Kanima USAC una il motivo Mian Varun This isn't suitable and fell and social and phallus a lot of the actually of the references here. So this is this is chapter eight verse seven total and fan is a reference to how what happened here so it's a hydrocarbyl cannon Bay ticker Bill hack that

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when Allah took you out of your house

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in truth when the failure communal meaning ALLAH carry on that's there was a group of movements

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that were they hated it the head was fine.

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And then Allah continues you Jaggi Luna can feel happy by the matava JANA Kanima Yusaku natal Moti Omean Varun that they are. They are arguing with you on the truth offers be made patently clear.

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And that certainly

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just looking for can Nemo Sahana it'll know to me and Varun as if there'll be dragged to this

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and looking at you

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what is the ideal Kamala who had the thought if a trainee and the Halochem

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whatever do not annoy era that is Chaka Chaka Khan welcome.

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When you read the law you have called haka be Kalamata. Who are you Bill Taylor dibutyl Caffrey.

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Yakata Deborah Catherine, you had Calaca will you be tell us about it? Well, okay area Alkaff Iran

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that Allah that you wanted the ones without Shoka is effectively Minister they had the they wanted to fight the guys without weapons. They wanted the Muslims. Some of them there's a group of them who are a little bit scared about the situation because now we're dealing with a three to one ratio.

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But how does this is powerful and telling? How does Allah deal with them? Whatever Allah addresses

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people that are scared them battle he kind of emasculates them

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because that is one of the most powerful motivating factors for a man, a man that has a masculine symbolism.

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So what's wrong with you? Like can you sacrifice a little more to me and there was like the dying and fear.

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Now obviously the Quran says, you know, cookiebot alaykum lucre Telo Kuru laka what is that and the crochet in Lhasa and to ambush and shadow local Lhasa and the crochet and worship to La como lo Allah went to La, la la la la, oh, la comme a la alum, when to let animal that sometimes you can hate something is good for you.

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And quotevalet como que tal this in the context of fighting? So it's natural, to not want to fight in the sense that you get scared.

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But how do you motivate someone like that? A coward like that, sorry to say, well, how someone was cowardice inside of them.

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You motivate them by emasculating them.

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Now, let me tell you something, this might be a very, very controversial statement. I'm gonna make anyway, one of the biggest.

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You know, we say a lot of problems with almost a day.

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Yes, the problem is a there's many things to say, oh, there's no unification. This one that one for me, one of the biggest problems almost is cowardice.

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And I know that sounds like a very controversial thing. Especially not, especially among the scores.

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That is going to be

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none of it can be because what it is it was true. Because think about it. Yes. It was known even from the time of Aristotle, Aristotle and his virtue ethics, we said that he said that the most important virtue of all of the virtues is what? Bravery? Yes, you know, courage. He said that because without that you can't do anything. I imagine sorry to say, if this hobbies were cowards, we would not be sitting in the house in this room today.

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Simple as that, simple as that is the most important one. As a man, the most important thing you can be as courageous, the worst thing you can be is a coward. And the Prophet said that said that several months virtually, Brooklyn, hell I will holla the worst thing you can be as being stingy and cowardly as a man, Salama for Brazil. As a man, why you can see it now because without Islam can not spread knowing. Not just not just military courage, but moral courage. You can't say the right thing. You can't do the right thing. You can't be anything. So the worst thing to be so is a coward.

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The hobbies were given training from the beginning

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of how to be real men.

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And the Tobia was given from Allah

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sama from the Prophet Muhammad salah.

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Now, we have a lot of soul of courses and test care and this and that. How many of them focus on this? I want to ask this question. I want to know what to focus on bravery. I want to know I like to see because that is one of the things about it.

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What is it on Zillow?

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Or either on Zillow talei him a ton more camera tune where Voki Rafi Alcatel

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or ita Latina if you could do B marathon, Yun de Runa, la caja Netherland Masha Allah human and mozzarella, swords Muhammad

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when it comes down, and it's clear cut and decisive. And fightin is mentioned inside of writer Latina Kulu be malabon Jambo Runa Illich the ones who in the heart is a disease young guru and I like the look at you. Nether and mushy Allah him as they're gonna die for Allah, Allah. Allah Allah means is more prioritized for them. There's different opinion mountable Festina was mean, all Allahu Miani is prioritized for them to fight Yanni, or is it thoughts on the whole matter of the discussion on the scholars but put that aside for now?

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The point is this.

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There's a clear pattern in the Quran. Whenever Allah deals with the issue of fighting, there's kind of Golding going on here. Because Allah knows the nature of man.

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And guess who knows his best fighters notice. Why do you think in press conferences, they were calling each other out how they do it? If you see MMA conference or boxing, it's like you're not a man, you can't fight me and the guy will change his contract and all those kinds of things. Because he doesn't want to be seen as a coward

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because every man unless he's been completely

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does not want

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To be a coward as the worst thing used to be.

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And this famous ancient Greek I love this quote it's probably the best quote of any ancient Greek word of my life. He said when

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and I can't pronounce his name but he said when a society he says name a few citizens facilities yet

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he said one of society separates his warriors from from a scholars.

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They have

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their thinking done by fools, and their fighting done by cowards.

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Well, let me be honest with you.

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As doesn't matter, the you know, this isn't it's not it's not weighed

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down by fools and their thinking done by? Yes. But let me ask you a question. And this is a serious question.

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Think of the great scholar that you take your Festivus from the Moscow question. Yes, we're playing a game right now. The thought experiment, the great scholar that you too, if you want to fit her? There, you take this with me and you anyone else?

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Can you imagine this man with a gun in his hand defending himself in his people? If, if whoever is I mean, unless you're gonna say something, which we can't say? No, but if you're gonna say no to that, I cannot imagine. In fact, seeing a gun in his hand would make me chuckle. Some of the guys now some of the dot, and some of the Wallahi, some of the Imams and so on. If you if you consider them with a gun in their hand and make you laugh. It's an image that will make you laugh, because unexpected humor comes when something unexpected happens.

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That's when our salsa does well, in fact, and humor is unexpected, unexpected things happen. So when you if you imagine your favorite Dyer, and you cannot imagine him with a gun in his hand defending himself in his family, his country is the religion. You cannot imagine that sort of that picture, then you're listening to the wrong person.

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Don't take any photos from this guy. Because the one prerequisite for a forgiver is courage. If you don't have courage, you'll always say things that are going to please the people.

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Yeah, well, of course taekwon Aculon.

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Some of the mentioned like, I think it's join he has in his world class, like he asked me what I've seen a lot. Yes. So some of the shura, he said that he has to have a bit of like,

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what's the word Euro? Yeah, in a sense, where like, he doesn't hear one thing, and then goes to disappear. Like has a bit of, you know, what I'm saying to is, is, is a prerequisite.

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Sorry to say, I'm going to hammer the point. But a lot of the guys nowadays, that if you consider them in an environment where they get robbed, or someone comes in, grabs them off, you can you imagine them defending themselves? No, if you if you cannot imagine even pushing the guy off and punching the guy, this guy, you don't listen to him. He's a waste of your time. Unless he's gonna see it for fat ones for fat was he had, I'm not saying any, for the things that we're doing and all this dour stuff I'm talking about instead, because that guy is always going to be put under the pressure. He's never going to say something that could put him in prison.

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In the know, so he's, he's not saw him walk. No way he can beside mark

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this, which means he's not somebody who can stand in situation of fitna, that guy, whatever knowledge is a mask, it doesn't matter. Because if you're a coward, it doesn't matter. Yes. Practically, what tips would you give the laity and the scholars to build courage? Okay, we'll get to that. But the main thing is this, you will come to it on the seaside and more Earth. When he stands up, one of the things that he comes and says is

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we have experienced in fighting,

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you have to build some experience somewhere. Because the thing is this this to this theory, we're talking theory,

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if someone has not put themselves in position, where it's frightening, and then repeated exposure therapy to this situation, they haven't done 10 Me and tarbiyah to the issue of bravery will never come.

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Bravery doesn't come in the rooms. In the classrooms, bravery comes out on the field.

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So you have to get off the stand and get into whatever it is you have to do some activity that makes you scared, then you have to manage that. And you have to do it repeatedly. That's the main thing. You have to activate the sympathetic nervous system

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is used as an artful Eman. So you know, I'm not sure if everyone's familiar, but you know if you can see something that's wrong, change it with your hand. If you can't then with your mouth and then if you can't just do it with your heart.

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But it's interesting, this is not applied on this scenario. Do you know where that was mentioned a lawful Amen. I don't know what that had. These is obviously since for you know, he's Hadith and so on. But I don't know like where that came.

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But I have seen that. In modern times. That's always implied especially on TV show. I mean, on the news. When it comes to certain countries and how they behave. They just oh, you know, this is what we can do. What is is a hate if there's three levels of it with your hand is number one

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On number two is it's a big bear back like speaking the truth, even though the consequences are heavy.

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So nowadays, we're not we don't we're not Subhanallah commissioned to do military work. Yeah, you don't have to go and fight like these guys better and three to one ratio of fighting and you're you've got weaker equipment and you'll find with swords, you don't have to do any of that. For us. Now, bravery constitutes speaking the truth, using your platforms doing helping the people, even if you're gonna get fired, that kind of stuff. Like taking consequent taking risks effectively. You have to build it like that, because there's what we call moral courage. But going back, when the process I had the strategic meeting, the military meeting, and the cadet did Malama showed great

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strength and courage. So what we're going to do, he stood up straight away. So now we're ready to do this with you and so on. Because consider the unsolved we're very, the unsalted were very brave. Part of the reason why they brave number one, they had serious class and sincerity in the course. But number two, they had experience and sad otherwise, he says that we fought before. Consider that. That's why you'll find that a lot of young people nowadays are gravitating away from the scholars and the gravitating away from the diet. Because they don't see manliness in them. They don't see this.

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Truthfully, truthfully, some gangsters, criminals in the area, they have any one of the most important virtues that every young man's gonna look at, which is courage, and they don't see an issue. who's read the Quran? So you blame them so much that they prefer that the new they have a virtue you don't have? And they have in fact, is not a virtue is the most important virtue.

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The fact that Imams and Schlumbergera and not all of them, of course, depends on the area. If you go to Russia, this kind of maybe farther and completely, Chechnya, Dagestan, or this might be a different story. In fact, Palestine, we've seen them, maybe Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, not some strong people, but other people that are not in the area. And they're not doing that stuff all the time, I'm sorry to say,

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Yanni. We cannot say that these are the guys that we're backing.

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I'm sorry to say I can't trust him.

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Come back again. We'll go back.

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I'll put a question mark on them.

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Imagine the youngster looking at the musical say, Yeah, I want to follow this guy. Why? Why should I follow this guy, the gangster he's saying Rockshox rocks in the blocks to get rocks by he shows more courage and everybody else all the audio Imams. So you're you're gravitating this guy to you to the gangster. Because he's seeing a virtue that you don't have. You're very humble, mashallah, you're praying five times a day, but you don't have the main virtue of as a man. The young man's always going to gravitate towards bravery,

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you're going to see. So what I'm trying to say to you is, we need to find the way okay, to actually develop bravery that has to be because the almost not going to move forward without this.

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We have to think of it as like a muscle that needs to be built. Okay, we need to have a gym routine for bravery.

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It's not going to grow by itself. There's no way it doesn't matter what age you are, what you're doing or where you have to find a way

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some kind of hobby, some kind of sport, some kind of martial you have to do something because mele terminology Billa before worship, as the holy principle goes at whatever wardrobe is not going to be complete without it. That becomes wardrobe itself. Your colon.

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You're a man. You're meant to protect your wife physically, sexually and monetarily, right? That's what you're commissioned to do. When you walk in the street. Now, you've got this guy who's been doing God knows what he's been doing for five years. But he's one of the guys that eases far right? Or something.

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But this guy's been doing kickboxing since he was eight year old, and now you're gonna you're gonna fight him in front of your wife.

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It's irresponsible that you've done no training. You're irresponsible. How irresponsible you now you're gonna get beaten in front of your wife. And if he wants to put his hands on her, you can probably do that as well. Because he's gonna neutralize you.

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How responsible Have you been? Is the question. Most Muslim men don't think about it. What suppose are we interested in cricket football?

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If you had any. If you had a poll on what sports the Muslim people liked the most number one, maybe football or cricket, football and cricket and the Muslim ummah. Now it's all well and good. If you're going to be Muhammad Salah Fine, go play football. You can play football from Amazon. If you're on that level, you fine. But if you're doing it as a recreation activity, I'm sorry to say someone's gonna grab you up, you're gonna do kickoffs.

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You're going to kick ups.

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You're going to score a penalty. You're gonna give them the red card.

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Nobody, you're going to be given the red card.

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You're gonna be off the pitch. And you're gonna get substitution and your wife's gonna substitute you

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the truth. So yeah, I don't understand. So many sports nowadays wrestling

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wrestling freestyle wrestling is probably the most important sport of self defense.

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Sunday for a reason I look at the UFC, Brock Lesnar, sorry to go into tangent, but he's a bloody NCAA NCAA champion, he became champion of the UFC. It's just an amazing sport.

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And as is available to you, you can do this you could defend yourself in so many different ways do karate feel offers so much do something. How are you going to get married? I need to get money into that you don't think about for physical? I don't understand it. Because the physical thing is well when you don't get physical is your confidence becomes less you can't even take risk your wife got run over you she got put you in a headlock

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physically and and metaphorically. It's true. Nobody should physically some woman get beaten by the

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knocking somebody if exactly. I can guarantee you there are some woman while like Brazilian jujitsu expert. That will be

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a lot of men, let's say a lot.

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Why should at least the man should say in his mind, I'm going to have to get to a stage where I can be a woman in the world.

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The normal can beat me

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what I'm saying to you okay.

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But that

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the mindset of these guys were different. Because they were necessity is the mother of all invention. You have to fight. This is a tribal society. We have swords, we have this we have to fight. We are sedentary. We are screenjunkie your screenjunkie I'm a screenjunkie a junkie, Netflix junkie, drug junkie.

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If we had to imagine sorry to say imagine we as the data community had to go and involve ourselves in these. We went back into a time machine and we went into fight. Jani the kurush

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most of them will run away.

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Most of us would run away. And what does Allah say about that?

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He says no Quran so the same Surah

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Yeah, you're Latina. Amma No. Yeah, either lucky formula Deena cafard Zafran. Ferrara to illuminate bar.

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Uma you only him Yama is in dubara in LA Mota have different lip Italian. Oh Mota haze and Isla fietsen falcoda. Behold of him in Allah who I met were who Jahannam

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that oh, you believe?

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If you see the disbelievers in a fight, do not show them your back.

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This is talking about this social answer.

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And whoever shows them that you're back,

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except if it's a strategy of war, also that they can join another party. So Allah will be angry with them. And they go to hell.

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Can you see that level of any threat in the Quran to people who don't want to fight?

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People don't have the guts, the nerve, the bravery.

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Allah Singh. And Ross Rogers says about this, he says, this is called the Death ground strategy. That's what he says, calls it the grand strategy.

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This grand strategy Sun Tzu wrote in his art of Art of War is death grand is like what Yanis wanted to compare. But Hitler said, you know, Stalingrad, he failed it. Whatever you do, you're not allowed to come back.

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Yeah, but Hitler was saying the same thing. So Nazis. He said, Go Go. Stalingrad, obviously, was when they lost to the Russians. And they even went back anyway, in World War Two, but what I'm saying is that the idea was definitely in the military minds of a lot of men.

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burn the ships? Yes. Yeah. Yes. Good. Very good. So you see, it's like death grand strategy. And if you think the better there was the mountains,

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and it's likely that they were fighting and the monsters were behind them. So they couldn't go into it. And the fight to the desk, fight to do this. Imagine that. It takes guts, and we're going to come see what kind of guts it took. Because when it comes to my more badass mo Satara, which takes place the one on one combat, we'll see who's on this kind of stuff. We'll see you here. And aluminium silicate always put himself forward. What kind of mentality must you have? Do you think this guy this man or this guy that is sitting down and doing all this kind of stuff and not not involving anything practical his life? You think he put himself forward for a fight?

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He wasn't. That's what the difference between so I'd say there's a chasm. There is a chasm of difference. It's a gulf of difference, or Gulf of disparate in between these guys, this hobbies, their mindset, and our guys today is completely from mindset. They were interested in fighting. Yeah, of course, some of them got fed, scared and stuff like that. But then other interested and we'll come to that and the next session, how we talk about it, how they are seeking martyrdom. Now they got to another level by the way, they built up their shows

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do that even so habits can build up and bravery. They build up the set now we want to today

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I'm gonna go into and they started making like to die in the battlefield, their mindset so to see we do not have that mindset I don't I've never thought of that. I'll be honest with you, I don't have that mindset as far away from where I'm thinking I want to go in and can I actually do that without actually do that and it's a very high level I

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one day, one day we can think about this, but trust me, bro, this is a very high level mindset. Just one more thing. And then I said some questions. Yeah. One more slide. The process alum,

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alumina Vasaloppet and stubborn. And he sent to these guys. And suddenly everyone asked to check the area. It's not a reconnaissance mission. Yes. They saw two men drinking from the well.

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So what he done

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hobby when Monza yes. He said, listen, he said, I think it'd be a good idea to block off the wills.

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So they can't drink. So now they're gonna fight each other. Now, bear in mind, we said, this is a tactic. This is not a strategy. It's a tactic, something you do within the wall. As it was before there's a difference between strategy and tactic. A strategy is how you meet your overall objective. So you have counter attack strategy, for example, that's a strategy it's a general way to win something.

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If you're doing formations and football, is you put your formations and what kind of offensive strategy is it a counter attack strategy is a defensive strategy where you're setting the strategy on all Pro Evolution of what FIFA This is the strategy the tactics is what passing is kicking is how you're going to do it. You're going to have some guy Wingo running thing you give it to make some space for this guy here whatever it may be, that's the tactic.

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Triangle passing in the wind that tactic so the tactic here was one closing off the walls when did this happen again in history, so I'm gonna use that

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so how do you be used then hatin?

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use exactly the same is a tactically, Yanni SubhanAllah. He took a tactical thing and used it. And it was wells, he blocked off the wells for the crusades, and it was one of the main things that important strategy tactical points in the Crusades.

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So it shows you Subhanallah and Yanni.

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If you're seeing how they did this, before, it was like more provocative, do ascending people reconnaissance, all that kind of stuff. The striking deception, what Al Harbach had a lot of movement, being stealth, all that stuff. It was even used in some of the wars that we've

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had. Doesn't

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he say the same thing? You know, it's a war. Yes. wars, wars deceptions. Oh, boy, as you find Sao Paulo, it's amazing. Walleye is really amazing. How exactly the same words were used in a civilization that could not have interacted with a civilization universal truths. Yeah, but it shows you Subhanallah Islam as a comprehensive religion.

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If somebody like I find it surprising that this guy, Robert Greene, he never mentioned anyone Islamic. I'm surprised. I read his books are human nature, this 148 laws where for some reason doesn't mention anyone. It's like Charlemagne, you can mention your hair and Napoleon and this one that von Bismarck and all your friends. But why don't you want to mention this? Because whether you like it or not, whether you like you're gonna have to admit that this was successful. I think Imagine you're a tribal band, small band of people in the desert, and it became one of the biggest, most relevant things in the world today with Islam, Islamic empire. It's the only empire that spans

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three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia. You had all kinds of empires, everyone had their turn.

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And it all started with these simple strategies. And whoever used it was successful strategies and tactics.

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So blocking off the well was very successful strategy. They start fighting each other.

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start fighting each other because they wanted water. It was hot.

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It was so hot. Some of them said from the muscles they let him feel hollow. I don't know if this was with better owner, Coronado Jana Masha to Hara they don't go into he said Hellfires, or even ha. Then this one

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was to walk right. Yeah, it was terrible. It because this isn't sort of the tuber. So it wouldn't have been You're right. But this was a hot day. Still. I did realize that I read that there was a solemn

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Subhanallah this Is Buhari because this question of

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well, I do allow Mr. tatelman kuwa on every bottle Haley to reboot to be added to Allah dua. Yeah. That prepare for them what you can from strength and from

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horses, that you will terror.

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You will terrorize you will frighten and terrorize the ADO Allah

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is the enemies of Allah and your enemies. But see Allah says Allah first then your enemies well

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if you hear if you hear a book l Mala equity when Allah sent down to the angels

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is what Allah has and the angels

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say to them to keep the believers firm

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I will Subhanallah I will put fear and terror in the hearts of the enemy. So old P V Kulu Bill Adina Cafaro Rob, Rob Tara 33 vocal anak hit them above the next

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one, three, boom even cooler banana and cut their fingers.

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Why the finger

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because we they can't find you disabled a very intelligent way. You cut the hand paw.

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Finish that.

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Allah is telling you how to fight Subhan Allah if you noticed, he's giving you the moves.

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And the most important move for the woman who Volker called Lavon over of a fundable vocal anak go for the one touch kill.

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Yeah, yeah, for either lucky to live in a photo photography club. So Mohammed, if you see the ones if I double record, this keeps coming up, either hit the neck, or hit above the neck, which is some say, that's the head

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and hit the hands. So this the process Allah, he's now this is one day before the fight happened. He's pointing the finger to say you're gonna stand here, you got to stand here. You got to stand a very meticulous. You're going to stand here you're going to deal with this guy you got to do and it was a unified leadership. This shows you the importance of Islamic Unity. There's no doubt about it. Watson will be happy to lead me out of

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the mouth, he will tell you

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not to fall rock

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not the father call

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on the Rachida and so on, so on. Because he is doing the he wants to do in the work of the

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This is the method.

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For example, if you find a group of people in Islam that wants to split up the Muslims and create disunity. There's no doubt that that is this group of people

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are trying to serve the disbeliever somehow. There's no doubt about it.

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There's no doubt Watterson but you have to have unity in this regard.

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Yes, you have to have unity In what regard in the political matters in the military matters. So there was unified everyone accepted the first time as a leader, Abu Johanna was acting frantic and egotistical. And people were fighting each other and squabbling over the water and those disunity among them. And they were overconfident.

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And those even where you're a little confused Iota Himalaya Cody Allah Who among Khanam of Allah, that there were when they saw you, they underestimated you.

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there is a underestimate the so you are smaller than what you actually were. So the underestimate. This shows you that psychologically underestimation is a fatal flaw. You always have to respect your opponent. And the Prophet saw that as a model that was all fit the light and warm hospital do not wish to meet the enemy. But if you meet them be patient. You can't underestimate your enemy. The process Allah took them very seriously.

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He may do it all night. But he put everyone in their place.

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They're all ready to fight now.

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And they did and the way they would do it

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is they will start with a one on one fight. And the first people that came was all by Devin Harris, an ally of Navy pilot, and hadn't Hamza in Abdulmutallab. You can imagine these now, the Dream Team. The three came out.

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Always you'll find that Ali wants to fight. He wants to kill AXA. He wants to he loves it. He wasn't among the people that Allah has mentioned in the Quran, he says when the furry community Minella Xena Mineola Katie Hahn, it was not this one's

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family was the opposite of that.

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He was on it. He had a different temperament

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Under the same material that's the one you see he wanted it brought that is as a man there's nothing more that you can want than that kind of temperament. And we saw the Prophet was assigned was like that as well.

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Imagine he was the one that everyone had to look to. Yeah.

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For confidence he was the one pointing them dead do this and that getting everyone ready telling them bringing them as we showed you masculine goading them

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come and then Ali was like as well he they had it in their blood they were ready to fight Ali came for example he led by example

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Salam yes that's another very good Hadith Yes. Which is that they would their hobbies would go to him for protection when the when the fight and Gohan

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Salah came

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he met his opponent

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no hesitation

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one touching is head was decapitated. One time she said was rolling on the floor like a football

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Hamza. Abdulmutallab same thing.

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The other guy that was a hobby

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No, I'll be the hardest he got her.

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And his leg got cut to the point where they had to take him off and he died actually some days after we showed you is not this is not a fairy tale. Sierra is going to be casualties

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not die he let him go. Now like I said he was on the floor his thing went over and

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I think

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it might have been another

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that's different 500 I think that's one of his more one smack decapitation.

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I'll bet you that died from the Muslim side. Four days later, zombie movies, you know, they say yes, you go and you go Am I so then folk, everyone else in the fight because the thing is now this is the one of the key things of the mobilizer

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is that it more or less was demoralizes the opponent. So if they just saw that guy get knocked out or killed? Yes, there's a top guy just get finished. Then they're thinking this guy's better than me. So imagine what we're in for.

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So it's a very important tool

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to be able to always be ready to fight.

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Because it can demoralize the guys. Well, you know that the golfer has the model, you know. So they would agree to meet the nowadays kuffaar.

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Exactly. They would agree it was honorable, was honorable, less this fight was on demand. Now they say we're talking about the gangs, and some of them have a good temperament and so on and some good virtues, but some of them are cowards. What's the evidence of that? They'll bring a knife and they'll stab someone who's unarmed. That's not That's not honorable at all. As this honorable behavior.

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Yeah, the huge coward. No, I mean, we're talking about Israel. That's the problem. The problem is that it's not completely dishonorable guys. Like come on now to fight man to man. This has always been known in history. It is the honorable way. Americans using drones, they click the burner in Arizona. Exactly. Come on fight man to man, General. I mean, this was known back in the day. Anyway, so they fought each other.

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And then when they started seeing the Muslims, they were they had this different attitude, they had this different behavior. And this is what by the way, was reported back to Apple, Sophia, and these guys are ready to die. This was really a I mean, this was SubhanAllah. The report is these guys yesterday, lesson number, but they're, they're not going to leave until they get victory or die.

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These guys heart was not into in the fight. Very important that your heart has to be in it. If your heart is not in the fight, you're going to lose.

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If your heart is not in the fight, 100% you always have to have this mentality that my husband

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is Dana White. said,

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No, it's true. He said, I never convinced someone to fight. Because if you're not on it, you're not gonna be able to do it. You always have to have a mentality that I'm ready to fight at all times. Every man has to have it. If a man doesn't have the mentality, that I'm ready to fight all times, you're barely a man. You're barely even a man. You have to have mentality that if anyone comes, I'm going to deal with this guy. Not when you don't. It's not about winning. It's just about engaging. You get the point. Because yeah, who's gonna who's gonna win every fight and I was gonna wherever, right?

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But it's about just you need to be able to engage. To protect your wife to protect your child. Imagine that he asked for videos. Very sad to see a very, very horrible videos in America. There's one guy who's getting beaten up and his daughter was getting beaten up or something like that. And he was just standing he couldn't He froze.

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Sorry, it's your fault. I saw the video some Israeli guy.

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And Ali was telling me about it every day, something

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Israeli guy he grabbed the charity worker Muslim charity worker the Muslim guy and he was beating him up.

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And Ally Dow sent me by the other day and he was very angry when he saw it he said the there is she remember the video ally that was talking about

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and I said to myself, he was angry. I was angry as well

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because what angered the Muslims I was with the Israeli guy

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while I was angry with him any Muslim I ever see that doesn't fight I'm not telling you to win just fight back do something I it's one on one if it's 311 or four one house you have an excuse even if it's 211 you have an excuse but if you're not willing to engage and the guy is attacking you you're not attacking back your belly a man

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sorry to say that now if you feel like okay, I might fit this category I don't know if I would flee freeze or run away or I'm gonna do you have to do something about it immediately. You have to

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do something was immediately this is the number one priority in your life forget about marriage forget about money forget about business. Forget about education forgot anything. This is your priority. You're a responsible guy

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there's no one person that should allow you to freeze unless he hits you and it's like you're knocked out or something. Yeah, that's why I'm getting knocked out by this engage the guy No, no, no, but it's true though. Isn't it?

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Now the Quran

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says say your husband will Gemma Are you alone and actually gives the prophecy about the fact that these guys are going to run away

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but the horror she is going to run away says that they are going to get defeated and they're going to run away and Susan najem

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say self assemble Gemma way will Luna duper, they're going to run away. Now that's a very dangerous prophecy, you know? Because imagine you imagine I say I'm gonna fight somebody and they're gonna run away.

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That's a very dangerous prophecy.

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And that's a very powerful prophecy therefore, because you're saying that not only they're gonna get beaten, you're gonna get and they're gonna run away

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that's a huge prophecy. For them to run away is like what I mentioned that and that can be used as one of the things that we say are prophecies of the Quran. But that's what happened on

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the Muslims grabbed them up.

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And the crushes they ran away on mass because they didn't have the heart for it. They saw these guys want something else.

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Bilal when he met Obon Calif he some narration so he went berserk.

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Because obey as you can. sorry omega may have been Huff, as you can imagine. He was the guy that was whipping him. And you know, you know, I hadn't had

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abusing him and torturing him

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to be litigious. Took his revenge. I use someone's prisoner first.

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And then Villa sue him. Yeah, that's right. He was someone's prisoner first. And his that is no yes. No way. That's right.

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Obey was killed as well. Yeah.

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Yes, yes. Yes. He was almost prisoner, and that he wanted to ransom him. And he couldn't get the ransom. So you got the said what you got to do now? Salas, this guy has been abusing me

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gets his revenge as well. Yeah.

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Yeah. Yeah. But the thing is, I came across two generations. Okay. So with Abdullah Abu Jamal, how is he killed? There was a narration I came across the way he was killed was that there were two young men that basically found him and they both wanted to kill him. And then I think he finished them off while he was dying. And both of them kind of started at the same time.

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And then they went and they went to Peru and they asked him,

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we are the ones who killed him. So basically, Abu Jamal.

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Now imagine this guy, big loudmouth and this and that. He was saying we're gonna win and arrogant guy. He was fat as they say it was a fat guy.

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Yeah. So they grabbed him. And he was he was near his horse is on his horse. And he was like dying now.

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So they all they wanted to know who he was. They found out who he was.

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And he was like, how do you fit their Golding before they're gonna kill you everyone knows you killed because of what he said what he done this guy. He's a Kumar, he was a general. He was the general he was the main guy. If you kill him, you killed the main guy. And actually their mindset was so they were so focused that they went in the US where he is yes. So where he is and where they can find them.

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Got him and it was near the horse.

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And this isn't Buhari, I found this this one had these in Makati.

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And let me read a hadith out so don't miss Narita.

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When he was in the point of death

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he was asked them you should not be proud that you have he's saying that Abdullah saying you should not be proud that you have killed me, nor am I ashamed of being killed by my own fault. He's trying to say face anything you can say

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As you say, Okay, well my own people are gonna kill me I'm not ashamed of that

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two young men want to kill him both went to him and struck him both and when they claimed it was done by by them, and the process of said, let me see your thoughts and there was blood on both of them and he said that both of you have a share in killing him effectively.

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might even have if he was the muscle but he was killed by Bella. As we mentioned.

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Another women had this other individual now.

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There's old school Orientalist called David Margolis.

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Okay, he claimed that another Harris was killed for ridiculing the prophet for some reason, all of them want to bring this, this notion. Now when did this guy exist? David mcmoneagle. Yes, he existed somewhere in the 1800s. But he died in the early 1900s. Yeah, he was one of the old school Orientalist. And he was there one social liberalism was having his rise. So this level of criticism where they were trying to project that Islam is anti freedom of speech effectively, it started maybe somewhere in the mid 1800s, to 1900s. Because if you think about when John Stuart Mill was writing this same time,

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so he, he was saying that the reason why this northern Harris was killed, was he was ridiculing the Prophet. And I looked for that. I couldn't find any Hadith to show that that's why he was killed, but he was executed, there was only two people that were executed, like, properly executed,

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from the prisoners that most of the artifacts, all the prisoners were released, there were two prisoners that were executed.

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One of them was another Hadith. And as you know, Abby, might just the guy put the gum itself. Yes. So he was, if you remember, there was a hadith we're talking about in the persecution, he tried to choke the prophet from behind. And so on this one, this guy, and the Prophet said,

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I'm gonna kill you. And he made two against all seven of them. He was the he wasn't the names Subhanallah, all seven.

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There wasn't I may die against each of these people by name, and they were all killed. And he was one of the

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who executed what you're seeing now.

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You're finished and destroyed and annihilated.

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It was liquidated. So that was

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that was really the story of battle. Now, there are some aftermath things we can discuss maybe somewhere in the next session. But any other points anyone wants to make or any question that wants to ask. I think you've covered my initial question. But a comment, perhaps, is when you talked about courage as well, from my understanding, the Arabs didn't, when they had battles, they weren't kind of like large scale battles. Not many people died in these battles, maybe like a handful. 1020. So that kind of courageous mindset that the Muslims had versus the Qureshi, the opponents played a massive role in that psychological victory, the actual victory free to one even though they had two

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horses, not many swords, etc. So having that mindset of, we're here to fight to their death, whereas the opponents, the ones from Croatia didn't have that mindset came, just to see what it's about. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that was just a comment I had. Yeah, it was absolutely case, Jen and stuff, they weren't they were doing parties and drinking and stuff like that he wants to show the Arabs that he was one of the main guys in charge, and that they have a massive army and so on. And so the mindsets were different. And that's what I'm saying. Mindset is everything. It doesn't matter how big your technology is, like, if you have a weak mindset, you're gonna get defeated.

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In this game, your mindset is weak, you're gonna get destroyed. And that's why we're seeing massive countries in especially in insurgencies get destroyed by the smaller opponent, because they have a greater will to win.

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If you think about it, insurgencies always favor the defending pie because they have more to, there's more than one reason. But one of them is that because the mindset, they have more to fight for.

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Things is another quote, I did not hear an army of 1000 Thieves if it's headed by a sheep, but I fear an army of 1000 sheep that's headed by a wolf or something. I haven't come across a battle, you know, anything with the sheep inside there. I don't fear sheep at all. We kill the sheep put the wolf there.

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But you see what I mean, is, hopefully with this, because the way we want to approach this is to show that the processes are more successful look, if it's the case that now if I go to Austin, and I go to the business section, yeah, I go see Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Power and Sun Tzu's Art of War. Why are we not seeing a book that is written that takes the strategies and the tactics and the behaviors and the psychology of the Prophet in these wars, and that demonstrates that for the purposes of the same kind of reason, so we can become stronger human beings. This was clearly more successful. What Sun Tzu could establish in the battlefield was nothing compared to what

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was salam stablished in the bathroom?

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So I think we have to kind of reframe the narrative because we're always on the backfoot. When we talk about these kind of things, the The battles are great opportunities to show the successful nature

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of the professor Salem and his his leadership and the Islamic injunctions in war and Strategies of War.

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Any other questions or comments?

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They caught off the wells and

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hitting the neck. Just wanted to measure that this was all combatants.

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When they cut off the wells that was just to another army, it wasn't to city or Yes, it was Territorial Army versus territory. Yeah, yeah. It was honorable stuff. I mean, we'll talk about women and children here. Yeah, of course. Yes. Yeah.

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Anything else?

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books written by Arab scholars like persuader. Rasul Allah, and they scrutinize the leadership and the tactics. And if you think of the Prophet, and think it's very good to have those type of books for Muslim youngsters to read about the leadership style of the Prophet.

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Very good, Masha, Allah, I did want to mention, I do want to mention a quick story. I'm not sure if it happened in better it was about Alibaba Tada.

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He was sort of fighting with someone. I think he froze him into the ground and he was gonna kill him. But before he kills him, the guy on the ground like sort of spits out I didn't have you thought of.

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No, I live in a very tired of what sort of things you from it? And then he let him go. He did not I came across that had to use a track to check for his authenticity. Unfortunately, I don't think it's an authentic hadith. I just heard it from what we can check my homies. He said, Yeah, I know. But he might use saying, in a storytelling type style. I tried to find this hadith as we can double check it because I don't want to make a mistake on that. So I know you've touched on it. And maybe if you want to expand on it, if you have time, but why do you think this aspect of courage and bravery from from what we've discussed has been kind of neglected? You know, the past 50 years, 100 years, we

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haven't had a combative jihad.

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And that time, a physical combatant only only some nations, the nations which are most brave other nations, which have had that kind of environment.

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If you think if we're honest about it, those nations where people have had to fight, or those nations where people are bravest, simple as that,

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because they've just been able to have experience in the highest stress environment. And the methods for us to kind of channel our natural inclination, you have to find anyway, it's combat sport, that's the best thing we can expect. I don't know. Yeah, I don't know of anything better than that. Now, if you're living in the West, I can't think of anything better than that. And you mentioned also and form of coverages. For not being courageous as miserly is a stingy. So being generous with your wealth.

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Charity, advocacy could be an aspect using your time investing your time to a higher cause with that. It's like, as I said, a more it can be physical

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courage in the first or second or second or third session, when we said that courage is like, not just what you do is but what you say as well. So you have to train yourself to speak with and there's gonna be consequences to your actions.

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Do you get what I'm trying to say? That's what was referred to as moral courage. So you have to train yourself on that as well. So different dimensions of courage? Not necessarily. Yeah.

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You have to because this is if this, we have a Christ, we have a courage crisis. That's what we have. We talk about the masculinity crisis where, first of all, that we have a courage crisis. If we fix the coach crisis and trauma, most things are going to be fixed. Trust me, because once you're once you open your mind to the possibility that we can do certain things, that we're capable of certain things that we can put ourselves in certain positions, then the whole game changes effectively courage gives you options that

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were not there. So many options. Yes, leadership among the leaders. Yes. Oh, yes. The thing that united states in the country will destroy if the act or if they speak for exactly we lose it. Exactly, bro. This is just a passing thought I had but do you think

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this should be emphasized on the YouTube site up until I 20 is when they have more risk appetite? You know, there's there's not like, they're not not, there isn't a lot of like responsibility with children and family and what other times when you're young, you can take more risks and that's when I said time for you to be more courageous have it embedded somehow in every aspect in every marriage. Like for example, I'm not gonna go as far as like, There's a very famous example that people use of the Spartans. I cannot remember the name of the leader at the time.

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No, this lady's had this very stringent program for the Spartans were when they were six years old, they were engaged in like combat sport so much and there was

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such there was an intentional there was an intentional and intentional kind of methodology to to develop courage physically. So to do combat sports to do physical stuff, they do wrestling they do, they learn how to sword fight the all that kind of stuff. Because the idea was that these guys need to protect the sea, and they need to live kind of difficult life. We need to have something like that embedded into the Islamic systems, because we're going to have a difference between having

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to put it this way but a dog which is like saying Alsatian dog or German Shepherd, which can use us teeth, to having a toothless dog, effectively, Toothless dog collars, you finished. If I saw Allah, if you saw an Alsatian and he opened his mouth. I had no teeth in his mouth, but you get scared.

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The problem is the OMA today, our men have the bodies of Alsatian, but no teeth.

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We ask ourselves the question, Why? Why do why is feminism Why is feminism is coming to the woman and all this kind of stuff and how comes and how comes the women are taken over the men? Part of it is because, okay, fine, the

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responsibility falls on the shoulders for that, because they've allowed themselves to be corrupted by these kinds of thoughts process. But part of it is awful. Because if we, if we had non negotiables with a woman, and we have courage in our household, with your wife and with your daughter, and you're willing to do divorce, how you're willing to do this is that you'd never have this issue

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100% You'd never have it

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1,000,000% I guarantee you wouldn't have this issue, to you just give her consequences. If this up, I'm not gonna be with you anymore. This happens in a house if then, but many men forget about the leaders of organizations, in their marriages, with their daughters with their boys, their sons, they can't even exercise moral courage.

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So moral courage must be exercised on every level. This is what this should teach you. Because right now you don't have an opportunity. Allah has blessed me in you with that particular opportunity to defend ourselves in the way that better style.

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But what whatever opportunities we do have we have to use? That's, that's honestly what we have to do.

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And that's not to say we have a courage crisis in the OMA today, if that's fixed, everything else is fixed. We all heard this phrase was that changing every other month Subhanallah is

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not going to mention what photo was bought, before this was haram. And then when this leader came in place, halal.

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So the leader made halal her, so he's got anyways. So all I was was going on.

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Just so you talk about jihad in this way, in the 1970s,

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when America when America when America was had this relationship with this country,

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and the Soviet Union had this relationship with this country, I'm gonna say anything to you fill in the blanks. And now in the 90s, and he doesn't know you speak about Japan in that way. Because America has reached with that country in that country, and the Soviet Union no longer exists.

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So the concept of jihad has changed from 1979. To tooth to that to 1999, because of the American involvement, and the way you speak about it has changed. So you're telling me either that the religion has changed or you have changed? I'm willing to wait on the latter.

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And if you had courage, you wouldn't you have not changed? You would have said, you said listen right now. Spell as it is. We're in a situation of weakness. We can't say this. But this is the truth. I speak like a man

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if you ask the scholar in question, what it was, what is this?

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It will give you some super

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photos. Shut your mouth. Honestly, shut your mouth. It's become late with us. Because why? Because of the American foreign your neck.

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Sorry, got a quote.

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I'm saying because at the end of the day, if we That's why I started off by saying

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where you take your fat what has to be from a man you know, it's guys willing to die for the religion of Islam?

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If it's not from him, you're gonna be harmful. It's gonna be finished.

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He was he was in prison, because he went all of them

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in prison, you know, he could have easily taken the easy option and lived a crafter life.

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Yeah, they you know, so they, they're great for a reason. The martyr that we spoke earlier about, you know, Malcolm X martyrdom as these guys remembered. Yeah. These other guys are going to be forgotten.

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You know, William Shakespeare. I'm gonna end with this. Shakespeare, William Shakespeare. And William Shakespeare said

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that a coward dies 1000 deaths

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because your everyday you live like dying

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as a very powerful quotation.

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You die 1000 Difficult every time you speak falsehood or do whatever. It's like you've you've died. You're not even aware.

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Not anymore why Why live if that's going to be what you're about with that we conclude with Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh