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Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to ever build 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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as salaam alaikum, Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh? How are you guys doing? I recently came across a video of the President of Rwanda responding to a particular question from a journalist, let's take a look at that, and come back and respond in kind, the issue of values, who defines the values?

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Who doesn't actually have values? When people talk about value, sometimes this is one part of the world

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that has assumed the sole responsibility

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and the monopoly

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over defining values. So the rest of us

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have no values, we have just

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to keep learning from these ones who define the values. And and by the way, the danger also is,

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it doesn't matter how

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long we take learning,

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you will never qualify,

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you will just always be branded. Somebody who has no values, or who comes from a place where there are no values. So I want to put this case Korea,

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those from the north who always assume where the DC comes from, who always think

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they're the face of values,

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the rest, how to follow.

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It's a big mistake, it's not true.

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We have values too. We here in Rwanda. Enough? We do? No question about it. Second, there are some of these problems we have in our country.

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In Rwanda, those from the north who define or want to define values

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have been part and parcel of these problems have been facing.

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Some of them have actually been the cause of the problems we face. I think this was a very good response, not least because the president of Rwanda was able to trace the genesis of ideas, if you like back to Western hegemonic thinking. And I particularly liked the second part of what he said, relating to a lot of the problems that are present, not just in Sub Saharan Africa, but across the world, actually have their inception or the beginning, from the colonial project, which is obviously delivered by the West itself. And this is very interesting, and very good. I think, really, and truly, when we asked when we speak about morality, we saw this with Qatar hosting the World Cup. And

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it's about human rights, as if it's some kind of a universal concept, one has to really remember that it's not really a universal concept, their understanding of human rights, has a beginning. There 30 articles in the United Nations Charter of Human Rights was not designed by a conglomerate of individuals from all parts of the world, who all agreed with different ideological standpoints. These are universal human rights. Some things have been omitted, some things have been added, which the rest of the world simply doesn't agree with. And as to the point with the economic problems, that much of Sub Saharan Africa continues to struggle from because of the Western world because of

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American particular, for example, with these major IMF loans that have been issued to many of these countries, then that's another reason why we shouldn't be listening to you, if you want to put it candidly, I like the fact that this President was able to identify these points, I think he's done a good job. And I think more of us need to be clever enough and being able to unpack these kinds of assumptions, especially when people from let's say, a liberal standpoint with a small l come to us with these kinds of questions. Why is it that your religion or why is it that your people why is it that your country

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doesn't uphold a vision of human

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rights commensurate with the Western worldview. The reason is because we simply have a different paradigm. Now the fight is or the intellectual debate should be. Which one is right? Salam aleikum. Wa Rahmatullahi WA. Hey, you are you wasting your time on social media again? Your brothers and sisters in Islam Nat from Norway are establishing a message in a Dawa center. Establishing a message to convey the message of Islam is one of the best deeds a Muslim can do. There's a huge need for a Norway Do you know this and I know this, so that makes them even greater. So give generously and Allah azza wa jal give you even more