Preserving Our Principles

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The Prophet's actions have led to tension and rebellions, but holding onto principles is essential for practicality. The Islamist movement's use of the military power and military power is crucial for preserving principles and being responsive to challenges. The importance of preserving principles for practicality is emphasized, and the need to be sensitive and responsive to the principles is highlighted. The use of popular language to assert their claim and the violation of rights and the use of language to motivate behavior is also discussed. The segment concludes with a brief advertisement for a website on the topic.

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shot on memoriam to her Wakulla deserting Buddha are collaborating Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah to infinity. All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides Duncan need history and whomsoever Allah leaves to go is trained and can guide I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship. None is worthy of our ultimate love and devotion, except Allah Almighty, alone. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom is His servant and His messenger.

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Indeed, the best speech is the book of Allah and the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa only he was. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters, and all the newly invented methods in religion, our and our innovation and Buddha and every bidder is misguidance.

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After the passing of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, any who was selling them,

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some of the Arab tribes who had just embraced Islam

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started to pull out of their commitment to pay these occur to the Khalifa, Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu.

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So they turned back on their heels when it comes to their commitment to the pillar of Islam and to their Bay to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. It he was.

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It was a time of

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a lot of disturbance for the Muslims the Prophet SAW Selim had just passed.

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The Muslim army was getting ready to march towards a sham. To deal with the Byzantine Empire and the Arabs the Christian Arabs in a sham.

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The army had waited because the Prophet SAW Selim was very ill

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under the leadership of Osama bin Hussein of the Allahu Anhu ummah.

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And Abu Bakr insisted on sending the army of Osama bin Zayed because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had given the orders before his passing, that the army should march towards a sham.

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Many among the Arab tribes, who had just embraced Islam, in the last couple of years of the life of the prophet Sallallahu Sallam started showing signs of rebellion against the Muslims and pulling out of their bear

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time of extreme turmoil, a lot of emergencies, a lot of urgent situations, unexpected rebellion, challenges, and even some kind of minor conflict that was sorted out so quickly about as to who wants to succeed the prophets of Solomon leading the Muslim the Muslims.

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Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu insisted that the army of Osama bin Zayed marches forward, that's the biggest, that's the bulk of the Muslim military power.

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On top of the Allahu Anhu and other companions started saying to obika It's not the time to send the army because we see rebellion around the Arabian Peninsula. We don't want to we need to keep this power now to make sure we establish stability in these difficult circumstances, then we will send the army Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu puts obedience to the word of the Prophet SAW Selim first

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he says

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Malcolm Tulio Khalifa a moron I'm Robbie here Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam

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I was not to disobey or change a command from the Prophets Allah salah the army should go and Allah would help us deal with these rebellious Arabs or of tribes.

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Then we had the other other people who claim to be prophets like mercy Lima, who had a huge army in Alia mana

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and the Muslims had to deal with them.

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Even after the Muslim army, the majority

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State of the Muslim military power has already marched towards a sham.

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And some estimates say

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around 12 1000s of 1000s of the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, were killed in the battle or in the fight against

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the people of Yemen.

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The people of Muslim al Kitab

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c'est la vie the liar.

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So Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu remains steadfast upon the commands of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he remained loyal to the principles in the light of extreme challenging circumstances. And in the light of pressure from the greatest companions around him.

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Your adherence to the principles was the way of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu anhu, Allah and Allah subhanaw taala helped him sailed the ship of the OMA through these turbulent times, so successfully.

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And this is an example for all of us to follow, because there is always tension between principles and the demands of circumstances, there will always be this tension, everyone will be tempted to compromise on principles for the sake of practicality

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for the sake of responding to the immediate situation.

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But holding on to faith requires that we never give in.

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There is another full of the there's another flawed approach, which stands right at the other at the opposite end of the spectrum. And that's to be too rigid, even when it comes

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to certain practical manifestation, situational manifestations, and treat them as principles.

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And Oman, Qatar broadly Allahu Anhu is a very beautiful example against this

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honorable katapola One who had a profound understanding of Islamic legislation that he could recognize what was principle and what was a manifestation of a principle, a contextual manifestation of principle and that's why he changed a lot of the orders that Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu put in place. A lot of the laws, major laws in the Islamic nation at the time, I'm going to change them.

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Why in order to respond to the expanding nature of the Ummah

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and the new circumstances he was dealing with, he recognized what was principle he held on to that he preserved it. And he recognized what was the contextual manifestation and what it is supposed to be a translation of the principles.

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And he was flexible with that he was responsive to reality and that's the middle ground of the people who follow the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Ummah today is torn between these two extremes.

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You find people sometimes unfortunately, people who are considered to be people of knowledge, or people who call to Islam, or due to Islam, compromising on the very essence and principles of Islam.

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Allah Subhan Allah to Allah sent Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and all of the prophets and messengers to do what to call people to the worship of Allah, Allah. Do not direct any act of worship to other than Allah to heed. That's what NIDA Illallah means. No one truly deserves to be worshipped but Allah, it doesn't only mean there is no Lord but Allah, there is no creator but Allah, there is no Rob But Allah, although that's included in the meaning, but that it means primarily, that no act of devotion of worship should be directed to other than Allah subhanaw taala that's the right exclusive right of Allah. It's not to us down to us to change that, or play around

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with it, or even be nice and courteous when it comes to this.

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That's the foundation of Islam. Allah says warmer O'Meara inlandia Good Aloha mahalo sin Latina Hanukkah,

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it will only come under to worship Allah making the religion sincere for him alone.

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The Prophet SAW Selim says Haku Allah He ll a bed and Yeah, whoo hoo Allah. Usually Kobe has

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the right of Allah, upon his creation is that they worship Him alone, and they do not associate partners with him.

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Then we have Muslims today.

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Under the pretext that there has been some difference of opinions among some scholars, that directing acts of worship to other than Allah

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is not an act

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to share

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what is left of Islam?

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What is left of Islam.

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If you take an apple and peel it,

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and throw the whole apple and keep the peel and say that's the apple

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that would be complete nonsense.

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And to preserve the image of Islam, while compromising the very heart and essence of Islam,

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under the pretext or under the call of unity, and bringing Muslims together, and being considerate of differences,

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that means we put Allah at the bottom of our list of priorities. That's a violation against Allah. This is not a right that we have. This is not a compromise that we are given the right to make.

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That's the religion of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And that's how Muslim scholars throughout history, they were faced with similar pressures. They always appeared among the Muslim ummah groups,

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and factions,

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that brought about some kind of new understanding, foreign understanding, and they built logic around it, they built reason to scaffold it, and give it some kind of an impression of legitimacy. The Muslim scholars never given they never compromised on their religion.

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Starting from the day of the house marriage during the times of the companions of the Allahu Allah,

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who seemed to be staunch adherence to the text, but in reality, they violated the spirit of the text itself. They held on to some texts so frantically to the point that they're compromised and other texts in the Quran.

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They declared people who committed major sins to be great violators who don't deserve to enter paradise. Somebody might think, oh, that's protection of Islam. That's a compromise of Islam.

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Because just as adhering to the commands of Allah in terms of Halal and Haram is an important part of Islam, he says is one of the major principles in Islam, but also declaring a Muslim to be a non Muslim is a violation against Allah.

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And then afterwards, we had the Moto G earth and we had the other ear, and we had the jabariya. Then we had the more Tesla and other factions started popping up learning from philosophy trying to bring sort of logic and enlightenment to the simple understanding of Islam. So I tried to make it sophisticated, educated, they preserved some principles, they violated other principles. The people of the Sunnah remained steadfast upon the way of the prophets I saw them and the way of his companions on the Allahu Allah. Among these were the four major Imams famous Imams, Imam, Abu Hanifa Imam Malik and Imam Shafi and the Muhammad have been humbled. May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased

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with them.

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They preserved Islam and they held on to it, they did not compromise. Imam Muhammad

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during the whole predicament of the mortality claim that the Quran was a creation.

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They claimed that it was a creation of Allah and that it was not the speech of Allah. Why, in order to keep and maintain

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their philosophical principles they were trying to explain Islam according to they were trying to be intellectual. They were trying to appeal to the logic of other nations. They tried to make a philosophical argument for Islam, because for them, the arguments of the companions the arguments that seem to be in the Quran and the Sunnah are so simple,

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are so simple, then what is something more sophisticated?

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They started compromising on Islam, they didn't realize they were trying to preserve but they started violating important principles of Islam. And then they reached they became connected even to the Khalifa of the Bessie, dynasty or caliphate at the time, and they managed to impose

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this kind of Arcada and the scholars were taking the will put to the test. You have to say the Quran was a creation declare, although the scholars of his sunnah agree that this statement is covered.

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You are claiming one of the attributes of Allah the speech of Allah was a creation you are equating Allah to his creation was a great violation.

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And many of the Muslim actually the majority of the Muslim scholars gave in because they were tortured. Some of them are big names, but it wasn't excused.

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for them because it was at sword point

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where is the man who had remained firm remain strong on the principles. He did not compromise on this principle. Although now the concept of Chinook

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is more obviously, or claiming that should keep that calling upon other than Allah calling upon dead people and peers and righteous people who are dead in their graves, claiming that this is not shirk is way more explicit explicit violation than the claim of the MATA Zilla

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Imam had remained steadfast, strong upon the principle and Allah preserved the Ummah, through him preserved the aqidah through him.

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He didn't say let's keep the OMA united, Let's not turn the people against the Khalifa.

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And he maintained we don't revolt against the Khalifa.

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But he said we do not give in when it comes to imposing a false leader.

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And that's how every Muslim should be.

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So there's some times any situation gives us an impression that there is some kind of trade off between responding to the situation and preserving the principles. And the people who develop a correct understanding and sincerity, most importantly, towards Allah subhanaw taala. These are the ones that Allah guides to preserve the principles and remain responsive and relevant to the challenges of their time.

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For example, personalities, like even t me or him Allahu taala. He lived at a time

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when a lot of these claims false claims about Islam became widespread. That yes, you could call upon other than Allah. And it doesn't necessarily have to be sure it's a bit

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but it's not sure.

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And then

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something else was widespread that the names and attributes of Allah

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were not real.

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They didn't have they didn't have a true sense there were figures of speech metaphors, and we should not understand them as they according to their true linguistic meaning.

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So they were claims that Allah for example, does not love his

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good servants. And love here means does not mean it doesn't mean love, but it means that Allah was good for them.

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So we start playing around with, with the with the verses of Allah subhanaw taala. The verses of the Quran,

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even say me, stood up, he faced that he clarified it, he brought things back to the Quran back to the Sunnah, and he fought battles, and he was imprisoned. Many times they conspired to kill him. And eventually they managed to put him in prison and he died in his imprisonment.

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He challenged all these philosophical principles, and he used the philosophical principles even to show how the Quran has the upper hand, even when it comes to these rational discussions.

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This is what Muslim scholars do, they don't compromise. He didn't say let's keep you the OMA United because it seems to be a majority of the scholars agree with the with the with the wrong view.

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Scholars have differed Fine, let's take the easiest one. Let's keep the ALMA united.

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What about the rights of Allah? What about the truth? What about the rights of the masses to know what the truth is? To know what the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala means?

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And get that right. Life will always present challenges

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and will place a demand of compromise upon everyone.

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And only the people who strive to learn and remain steadfast and sincere to Allah subhanaw taala they know

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the principles and how to hold on to them. And they know where Islam allows flexibility and space and leeway and they will use that according to the measures of the Islamic legislation. That's how we should work.

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Because this religion is not ours. We don't have a right to play around with it and shape it according to political social economical circumstances and demands. This is this religion is from Allah we are entrusted with it.

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And if we do not preserve it, Allah subhanaw taala will replace us.

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Are you who believe if you turn back on your heels turn away from the religion of Allah.

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That then Allah will replace your Allah will bring up people whom He loves them, they love him.

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They are soft and gentle and they have show humility to the believers and they show strength to the disbelievers.

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And they strive in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they feel no blame.

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They don't give in to blame, because they're holding on to principles. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide us and to keep us upon the principles that were laid down in his book and in the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the deep understanding to be able to be responsive to the challenges of our times. Hoolock ODI that was the Fulani Mala confessed.

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hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali was heavy, remain or bad. It is sad. It is sad these times to see

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that many people who are in the forefront and the frontline of Dawa they're willing to make a compromise. They're willing to remain silent. They're willing to give precedence to any kind of political correctness or any kind of personal interest and benefit and put that before Allah subhanaw taala it's really sad. It's really sad to see the Muslim masses who are looking forward for guidance from from the leaders and the leaders are not filling their positions.

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Under the pretext of being nice, being united, and not dragging our feet into into fights and introduced into disputes. What is worse than fights and disputes

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is the violation of the rights of Allah's pants and especially his sole right to be worshipped. And making light of this watering this down is a huge violation. Because Allah says one mahalo actually Jin will insert in earlier and we don't have created the jinn and mankind to worship me the reason we are here, the reason we exist. The reason this world and this universe exists, is for the Oneness of Allah. This world is meant to be an expression of the Oneness of Allah, of the towhid of Allah subhanaw taala. And any violation against this

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is a big issue in Islam

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and defaming Muslim scholars. Like even Taymiyah Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab and others, under the pretext of that they were harsh, there were critical of others, they were uncompromising

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is not a wise thing.

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And is not something

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that will help the Muslims understand their religion, and practicing defaming Muslim scholars and their Dawa is not a matter of is not an attack on their persons. But it's an attack on the message that they were carrying. The fact that there are some scholars who made light of this issue

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does not make us turn away from the Quran. And which clearly states that the concept of the hate and the Oneness of Allah subhanaw taala is not something to play with, is not something to take lightly.

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And the one thing that enters Muslims and people into paradise is the towhead of Allah subhanaw taala. So if we start telling people, that it's not shirk, that it does not violate the soul right of Allah to be worshipped, that you will call upon a better way, or refer a or some kind of a righteous person in his grave. It's not an act of shirk, what is left for Allah subhanaw taala what is the point when we say to Allah, when we address Allah and every Salah II Yeah, can I vote? What is the point?

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What is the point when Allah says in the Quran? Ferragudo Allah meclizine Allahu Deen.

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What is the point?

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That means words in the Quran carry no longer carry any meaning?

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That we can declare everything to be a figure of speech, that we can compromise that language loses its meaning

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that the Prophet SAW Selim spent his life

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facing the people of Croatia and the Arabs

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In the pagans, that he should have taken more of a nicer approach.

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Because the majority of the Muslim that they were worshipping there were actually statues and idols of righteous people.

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And the people of the north we know in the narration from a basketball, the Allahu Anoma, which is inside al Bukhari,

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that the idols that are used to worship.

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There were actually four righteous people, true righteous people that were calling upon them.

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And Allah mentions why they used to call upon them not because they thought they were gods, not because they thought they were creators.

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But they said in the Quran mana abou home in LA, you are reborn in Allah, he's OLFA. The pagan said, we worship them only as a means as media is to bring us closer to Allah. They didn't claim them to be gods in that sense.

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So if you water everything down in Islam, especially the principles, what are we left with?

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This is not about personalities, this is not about disputes. This is not about the social position of someone in the Ummah or in the world or anything. This is about Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and Allah comes first. Allah subhanaw taala comes first and our loyalty, our acceptance, our love and our hate, should be for Allah subhanho wa Taala

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should be for Allah subhanho wa Taala alone

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and anyone who violates that they should be put in the right place. And I here I call upon every Muslim. If you are a dahlia if you're an Imam, if you're in a position of leadership, you should fear Allah subhanaw taala and you should put Allah first before everyone and to the Muslim masses is do not interest you religion at your Acura you'll find a destiny on the day of judgment to any human being who lives today.

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Whether they are well educated, whatever the title they have, whatever certificates and accolades they have. That's all besides the point as Abdullah mustard only Allah who and who said

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not to only do the inner companion for internal Hajela, Tolman or any Hill fitna

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is 10, New Bremen codarts

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Abdullah was literally Allahu Anhu said, Do not hang your religion or make it dependent on one person who's alive today. Because a live person who's alive today there is no guarantee that they would remain upon guidance.

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If you are going to take a sunnah and your religion Take it from someone who was dead, and we know for sure they died upon truth, and they remained upon truth.

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So make sure you do not hand your ultimate destiny your final destiny with a human being with a person who's having some kind of intellectual adventures, they experiment experimenting with things, they're having some kind of intellectual teenage phase, and then they take you in and out in and out in and out in and out and you lose your religion while they're just having fun intellectualizing.

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And that's your Akela. That's your Jana. And as you're not be careful,

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the religion of Islam is established. The scholars are abundant from the time of the Prophet Solomon Tilawat day until he'd and the reality of Islam is clear, hold on to it

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and did not sell your religion for the sake of looking more than or looking moderate. Or being you know, up to date.

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It's not worth it. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to preserve our hearts and our religion, Allahu Allah.

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