The Most Racially Inclusive Major Religion – Canada 2018

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When I

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say it I'm Anna Maria de La, La La La Jolla, La La La ilaha illallah wa ala lash Erica shadow Anna Mohammed Abu

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Bakr malady holla hakomi, Nessie wahida

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Cassie wrong one Isa, la ley de Luna be evil alhfam in the lock and Aleykum rock even.

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So today inshallah, we're going to combine two important themes.

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We're going to combine the theme of arrogance, with another important theme which afflicts us in ways we don't know, which is the theme of racism.

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You see, Islam,

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statistically, is the most multicultural religion really,

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in terms of its demographic.

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And the reason for that may very well be the case that Islam itself

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promotes an internationalism, a universalism,

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it doesn't

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promote

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a kind of ethnic superiority of one person because of their race over another.

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And this is not to say,

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the other religions necessarily explicitly always do that, but sometimes that is found.

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So, the first thing we need to understand is Allah subhanho wa Taala. He tells us the story of,

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of the devil.

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He tells us the story of Adam.

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And the first thing shaitan says, When he's asked to prostrate to the level, he says, kinda and

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he says, I'm better than him,

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or funner

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than me from from fire, and you created him from dirt, and clay.

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That Allah subhanho wa Taala actually responded to him by saying,

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he said, get out of this place.

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Because it wasn't for you to become arrogant in it.

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In the cabinet, samedi suddenly get out. Because you have been made of the humiliated

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if you really think about the shape tonic, if you like, will say tiny

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complaints. He said, I'm better than him.

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I'm better than him. Why? Because he looks at the composition.

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I'm created from fire. And he has created from

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three he's created from claim.

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So when looking in the composition of something, and finding a superiority because of it, this is kind of a tantamount is tantamount to racism in a way interestingly.

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And that's why

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in Milan,

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when he doesn't look into Allah subhanaw taala doesn't look into your,

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into your bodies. I mean, how they look tall or short or big or small. Or your visual representations, your soul, how you look, it doesn't look like that. But he looks.

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He looks at your hearts. He looks at your hands.

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And that's why

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Yeah, you enhance.

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Decorate

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your home with all that

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in mind, a lot of

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that certainly, oh human beings we have created you from a man and a woman. And we have made the unit to show Oh, I'm coming into tribes and peoples so that you may get to know one another. And that certainly the best of you are those who are most pious and conscientious of God. You see, this is the standard, if you like the Islamic standard, is that extended has always been and will always continue to be piety,

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which is really something which revokes

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and negates both arrogance and racism because both of those teams are connected with one another

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As Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in many different parts of the Quran, that the wisdom and him creating us different colors and different races.

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He says For example,

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He says in for example, the room and chapter 30 of the Quran

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if you help me somehow it will work as well when you

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mean that certainly in the creations of the heavens and the earth, and in the differences between your languages, and your colors or your races is really is really something assigns for those who fonder and those who think and those who ponder those no even.

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And so Allah subhanaw taala gives us more information about this.

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He gives us more information about this.

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He says we're talking about the Japan, the mountains.

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He says when we're in Japan, he

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doesn't.

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He says that from the mountains, you find different colored mountains, like red mountains

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and White Mountains.

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You know, and then go in and once one one of us afterwards he says human ness even though he will.

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There is in the martial law. I mean, I bet that suddenly for human beings, you find the same kind of writing. Now, you might be thinking, Okay, fine, we understand what you're saying.

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We weren't aware of what the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said in the in the final, you know, football that he made, left Atlanta hobby.

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lobby was

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that there was no there was no, there's no greatness or there's no virtue in an Arab or non Arab, or black man over white man, this is one of the last things.

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And there's Danny's assignment, by the way. But all of these things must already know this stuff. Why are you telling me this? Well, the truth is, racism is not something which is, I mean, no one's gonna come up and say no, I don't actually believe that. We're all Yani based upon piety, and he's gonna come out and say this stuff. But unfortunately, what you'll find is at the crunch time, when things really matter, when marriage isn't the question, now, when the social issues come into play, when you have things like marriage,

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you have an hour, maybe you have your son or your daughter, he wants to get married to someone from another country.

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And now the true views, your nestled views, they come out from the surface, say, wait a minute,

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I'm Pakistani, I'm gonna do some money.

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For America, I don't need to I mean,

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and these two children, I'm not saying that they can't have preferences, but these two children could become committees and are on the verge of committees, and are these two, again, young adults.

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And, you know, making those kinds of

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points.

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You have to think and this is really something for the first generation people who have come here, or their parents have come here, and they still have these tendencies or cultural baggage that those that have associated with them, you really must take.

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You have to discover this cultural narrative now, and you have to think outside of the box, because if you don't, it will be too late, it

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will be eaten up by the environment around us. The Muslims have to be

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one united entity.

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And that has to

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there has to cross through racial boundaries and ethnic boundaries we cannot afford at this time and this place, especially in the West.

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to not do that, because we put our children in a position

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where now they're definitely going to interact with other Muslims from other countries 100%.

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And there might be a chance that there could be these things, these interracial situations.

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And now is when we need to think about

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what we really need to think about and consider

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these things about what the

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Sahaba is as hard as what they did in these situations. If you really think about something, we know that we know, the robot, we know the story of Fidel, you know, the adversity and he was a slave and then he was freed by abubaker is a black man. And he was freed by him. He was purchased and fried. We know the story.

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But we don't know we don't think about his life. Who did he marry?

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Did he marry another ethnicity and just like himself, or did he marry an hour

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Because that's a that's an interesting question. And we're talking about a medieval society here, we're talking about homogenous Arab society in Arabia.

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But Islam was so powerful, and continues to be the tenants of Islam. And the principle was so powerful, that what would be seen as socially unacceptable became very acceptable very quickly. So actually, beloved robots wife, and it was handed out.

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Not enough his system.

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You see, Subhanallah, long.

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He married, obviously, Hey, guys, we have to look at the sooner of those people who came before us.

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These are the solutions right in front of us.

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And I like it once upon a time I see a multicultural gathering, especially when it becomes when it's Muslims, look at hedge mathematics, you know, Malcolm X in the 1960s, when he was a civil rights campaigner. And things like that famous quotation when he came back from hedge light is quite unbelievable, because he lived in a in an epoch in a time where it was incredibly racial, incredibly.

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And he came back and he was,

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he was like, the only ones who he believed he became a nation of islam, that it became suddenly mainstream Muslim, as far as we know. And he said, I believe that the only solution to this problem of racism is Islam. He said, the white man, the white man, the one in America, he said, there's nothing that stops him from looking at me, paraphrasing him, but nothing that stopped him

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from being Gani on equal terms with the black man and others, except for this thing of Islam. And that's why it is, it is last days, he became Sunni Muslim. So this is really interesting. And this is what makes Islam much more powerful. Look at the other world religions. With the exception of Christianity, almost all of the other major world religions are concentrated in certain regions, because Sikhism is concentrated in the Punjab region.

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You know, look into Islam, it's very much concentrated in the subcontinent.

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Look at Buddhism, much very much concentrated in one area. And you know, in that same area, subcontinent and also a little bit of China.

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Look at look at look at Judaism, where it's actually a part of the faith to believe that your chosen person over and above other people.

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So there is this inbuilt

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superiority complex from a theological perspective.

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And we're not saying that Jewish people have that superiority complex, but generally, it's something you have to believe that the Gentiles are a second class people, and that the chosen people

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have the highest form of

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Islam as the only system. And this is why Allah, you know, let's be frank, let's be honest, let's be frank. And let's be honest, there are some things in Islam, which contradicts Western enlightenment ideas,

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that

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we can never sit here and pretend to be in agreement with everything, the western man says, We can never do that if we do that, we'll lose the battle.

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Because

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not every time the post colonial white man changes his mind, we have to change our mind with him. We don't have to do that we have a system.

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We have a powerful system. But one thing

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that there seems to be some kind of agreement

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with us, our system, and the western system is completely this idea of multiculturalism and tolerance of other people of other faiths and religions and colors and ethnicity, ethnicity, we do have that tolerance, we do believe in that.

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We don't believe it will function in religion.

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So it's easy for us in the context where we live,

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to practice this, because they want us to practice this, you know, we have no excuse. You're going to be in trouble with the law. If you don't get your Somalia daughter married to another Somali or your Pakistani boy, you're married to another Pakistani, or a boy or an Arab or whatever it may be. You're not going to be in trouble with the law. And so we have to start thinking about these things.

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Several of you welcome.

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Have to rely on galantamine Amanda Rahim Allah God

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to continue.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Prophet have given us this wonderful, amazing system, which is all inclusive. And, look, we don't believe in an equality between an absolute equality between men and women in every case. Yes.

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Hi, quadrajet sorry.

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Giving

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equal to men in a general way we know that there are exceptions in inheritance in these things, we know that

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by terms of spiritual equality,

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we believe in a spiritual equality between all peoples, as Muslims.

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Allah, Allah says in the one area

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that certainly Allah subhanaw taala does not let to waste any deed of you.

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Who of those who do

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from you guys who are men and women, and both of you are from each other in the end of Ramadan.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala has allowed for spiritual equality to exist between male and female, black and white, Arab and non Arab.

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And, you know, this is really interesting and important as well, because actually, we need to be armed with this information. And the day that we live in.

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In the day and age that we live in, we need to be armed with this information. Although I can make the case. And I believe we as Muslims can make the case, something we don't use a doubt, when we're speaking to people of different religions, we can make the case that Islam is the most anti racist religion in the world. And in fact, the only religion which promotes an active anti racism.

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Look at the following Hadith as an example.

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We know he was a black man,

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he was approached by someone, which you guys may know.

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It was as a hobby, very noble, and beautiful Sahabi. One of the majors have, actually. But he still had, you know, he lived in a social environment, and he was affected by that social environment. So I go into an argument with a robot. And he said to me that

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you have to so that

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he said, Oh, some of the black woman, women. What did you say?

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He said, Oh, son of the black woman.

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So when he went to the bar,

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and he told him what happened.

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He said to me, also the black woman.

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So how did they react?

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Did he react in a similar way, as we have in biblical narratives, that Jesus reacted when the Gentile woman came to him as a woman. There's a biblical verse that says, a genuine Jewish woman came to Jesus, and he said, I'm not Jani. I'm not here to speak to the dogs. I'm here to speak and you're Gentile. You're not Jewish. I'm only here to speak to God. We don't believe in this narration. Did you read? Did he react in that way? No, he didn't react in that way.

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The way he reacted is he got very angry, so like,

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he got angry.

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And when you go hungry, he called he reproached.

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He said to him,

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was this.

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He said, Did you come to die? Why said

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so the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reiterated the message of Islam. He said, he even he said, Well, why is that there is no. And

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he said, there is no fun. There's no better mental virtue that somebody has except with good deeds.

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You see how actively anti racist This is? And it also how long are these were being accused of anti semitism as well? They are called anti semitism, obviously. And as Arabs, if you're an Arab, we're Semites in a sense, which is interesting, but put that aside,

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does criticize Jewish theological teachings? Absolutely. So the sort of the Old Testament itself Ezekiel, the book of Ezekiel is filled with

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criticisms of the what the Jews did of all.

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But does the Quran and does Islam promote an anti Jewish Jewish people or an ethnic religious grouping? Jani there are people of religion, but also there are people Jani, as an ethnicity?

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Look at the following have been interesting and is

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obviously an ally of somebody married someone called Sophia

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who was one of his wives. She was actually Jewish in the sense that she was ethnically from Benny aside

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from the children of Israel. One day, Hassan

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who is the other wife, and there are many, as you know, many wives.

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Raja lohana, she came to Sofia. And she says

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the same thing is what what? A little funny, in a similar sense, since we have a lot of

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He said,

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You're the daughter of a Jew. Same thing, same thing.

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So she started to cry, and she started to get upset. So she went to the House of Lies.

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So the Prophet Muhammad SAW somebody criticized, and he attacked himself. He said, tequila,

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tequila, and then he gave her on ice. So actually, you are the niece of a prophet. And also you're under a profit, meaning because she was from the line of profit. And her own wasn't her line, heroine, the son of Moses, or the brother of Moses, was in was in her lineage.

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So you see,

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this really Subhanallah somehow, no one can really say that this is a, an intolerance religion in that way. Because that is where they want us to be. They want us to be unintegrated from that perspective,

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so that people can be off Islam say was not for me, because Islam doesn't want me actually Islam is an open door for everybody to answer it.

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The philosopher

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when he went out to die at that time, it said that whoever, if my slave

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asks about me to live by me, and I answered the call of the caller, when he calls, that I answered the call of the caller, when he calls now that could be a Muslim, or it could be a non Muslim. The process in the hotline and that certainly upon us, is the

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is the guidance, whoever, from any race, any background wants to embrace Islam, the door is absolutely open. And this is the message we need to actually iterate and reiterate to the wider communities. It's our job j, Allah in Canada, we have an incredible opportunity. We don't live in a time of war, we live in a time where the the domain is open for you to go and tell the people about Islam.

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And we shouldn't do that. We should start with

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telling them about what we believe in educating them. Because really, people are not aware of these things.

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People are not aware of these things.

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And the fact that look at look at the misconceptions people have they're really gross misconceptions and credible misconceptions. People think that we are

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not willing to cooperate with people of other religions are unwilling to respect them even look at the Hadith

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of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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In the book of Genesis, Gregor Ganesh janessa.

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So the Prophet was walking. And then there was a man of the girasol of a man who is God, Can God and Jewish man

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and the Prophet he stood up for him?

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So let's have a listen to him. How can you standing up for this man is Jewish? Is it?

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Is it not a human being? Is it not a human being? Now we're not saying

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we're not saying

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that we believe in the concept and the precept of if you slap me, I'll give you the other cheek to slap No, we don't believe in that. We are a strong community. And we've always been a strong community and have you believed in that we will not be able to develop as a community