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Joe Rogan’s Comments on Muslim Fighters

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Mohammed Hijab

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build a similar the house in Jannah. And we know the great reward that will not only be gained but rather will fill your grave after your death. Whenever someone prays that whenever someone gives shahada in the masjid whenever someone learns something in the masjid, yes, that will be something that you will have on your scale.

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Salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. How're you guys doing? I came across a video, which is quite inspiring, actually, from Joe Rogan. And he was speaking about some, as he calls them, Islamic fighters in the UFC. Let's take a look at the video and then respond to inkind. Some of the most disciplined people that I know are very religious, it's really fascinating, particularly fighters, like a lot of the Islamic fighters that have Dagestan. They're some of the most dominant fighters and some of the most religious fighters, so devout and because they don't have the distractions, that a lot of the hedonist do, you know, they're not party like the guys that Khabib Nurmagomedov

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camp or some of the most dominant fighters, they wear their hair all exactly the same way. And they practice. All they care about is like family, religion, training. They don't chase girls, they don't drink. They're just, they're, they're just training constantly, like insanely dedicated to their craft. And they're the most dominant to be this very wealthy. Yeah, and drives a Toyota truck. I mean, he's, he lives in the same house. I mean, it's like he's very devout in his beliefs and the way he's raising other fighters. And now he just got out. I think he's decided to retire completely from mixed martial arts coaching and everything, very religious. So I think that was quite

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interesting. The way he kind of phrased that and obviously him being a kind of color commentator for the UFC or he has been in color commentator for UFC for very many years. And MMA enthusiasts, he's seen different fighters with different backgrounds act in different ways. And I think there is something which is quite specialized about the behaviors, the dispositions, the temperaments, and the prioritizations of the Pakistani fighters, but Islamic fighters in general, I think, he hit the nail on the head, really Joe Rogan, who I must say, on a tangential point has really grown in the way he is speaking about Islam and Muslims from let's say, five or 10 years ago, where you'll see on

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this channel, those many videos that I put out critical of him for putting on at least what seemed to be pejorative content about Islam and Muslims. Now he's, I think, grown in his thinking towards Islam and Muslims. But having said that, some of the things that he said are staple parts of the Muslim diet, if you like. I mean, obviously, you mentioned faith and family. And these are the priorities of every Muslim faith, of course, believing in one god worthy of worship, and that is the essence of Islam and family, and then to take care of your family to take care of your children to take care of your community. And there is a very strong communitarian ethic attached with the

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religion of Islam, especially visa vie, one's own family in the house. Very really direct quotations from the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam peace and blessings be upon him, relating to how to take care of your family, for example, every shepherd is responsible for his flock, and that the man is responsible for his family and that the woman's responsible for her family as well. So in a way, when the man is not present, the woman becomes like the leader of the family, to

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to raise the children to these things. So there's a strong family ethic in Islam. Obviously, from a spiritual perspective, the Quran school and fossa como Alikum, Nara, that protect yourselves and your family's from the hellfire, which, of course, is something we believe in heaven and hell. So yes, this is something very central. And to be honest with you, it filters away as he mentioned, quite accurately, I would say, the distractions that people have in life, especially in the age of distraction, we are in the age of distraction. With our smartphones, people watching five to 10 hours of television and smartphone stuff and having screen times which are actually verging on the

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comical, because they are no longer in control of their lives, but they have become a slave to the algorithm itself. And so, in this age, having priorities and having goals and having a hierarchy of feel like needs that you identify yourself is of the utmost important importance, and not being swayed by things like fame, the opposite gender, and riches and so on, is something that someone has to temper and tether within their own psychological or psycho psychological disposition. I'm happy that he was able to identify these points, and hopefully, he'll be able to identify more of these points in the future. Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi how are you? Are you wasting your time on social

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media again, your brothers and sisters in Islam net from Norway are establishing a message a Dawa.

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center. Establishing a masjid to convey the message of Islam is one of the best deeds a Muslim can do. There's a huge need for it annoying. Do you know this and I know this, so that makes the room even greater. So give generously and Allah azza wa jal give you even more