Islam Beyond Race and Colour

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Lecture delivered by Mufti Ismail Menk in Malaysia (23-04-2015)

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alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi what led

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to that?

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We commenced by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah creator nareesha cherishes sustainer provider protector cura you're one who is an absolute control of every single aspect of existence. We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to send blessings and salutations upon

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his entire household, all his companions, bless them all, and may we all be blessed.

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My brothers and sisters,

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we start with a short prayer,

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a prayer for those who have been affected by the missing aircraft that is within our hearts and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us a miracle in that regard.

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We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant us a miracle, and to open the doors of goodness to return to us our loved ones, Allah subhana wa tada blesses all

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my brothers and sisters.

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When the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was

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Yes,

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he rose

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but the deen and the faith and the religion. From the very outset, it was very it was made very clear that it was not only for the animals,

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people as a bearer of good news and

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so he was sent to all people. And this is why Allah subhana wa tada calls him a point of mercy. For all the words of all the nations for all the peoples

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and we have not sent you except as a point of mercy for the Al amin, Allah we meaning the world, all the nations, the different types of people, the different races and so on. So this is the message of Islam. It is universal. It is not only for the Arabs, nor is it only for a specific race. And it is the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala from the first place to have created us.

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The reason why he has made

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that term is in the Blue Room. He says

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we have created you from a single male, female that means don't forget your full power is one. Don't forget you are from Adam and Eve.

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Don't forget that the source and the root is one.

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You are from Adam.

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Do not forget that you

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and we have created you in different peoples different tribes. In order that you may know one another you may recognize one another.

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We are different races that we belong to. They are different continents we come from. This has not been our choice. Nobody can be blamed for where he or she was born. It was the choice of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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It is a taste

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and the taste for others regarding the way they treat us. So, it is a taste from every angle. Because if I was born for example, in a specific place, or I my complexion is specific, for example, it is a test for me to accept the degree of Allah, and it is a test for the others to acknowledge me as a human being equal to them.

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The ability to understand

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and I will give you an example in a few moments,

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sallam, the most powerful example that we could ever give within the life of Allah.

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So, Allah says, this was in order for you to know one another,

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in order for you to recognize one another. And we've always said, Imagine, if everyone looked alike, life would be boring. If everyone looked the same, it would be so boring.

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But Allah has created different shapes and sizes, different colors, different nationalities, so much so that every part of the world has a different accent.

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Some people are so intrigued by a specific accent, they are attracted to it in a way

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they want to get married, they will tell their wives, you know what you can keep on talking.

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Normally people would say keep quiet, but Allah has created a difference for you to appreciate the differences. It's an appreciation, something that you would really look towards and say Mashallah, I don't have this look at how amazing it is, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why we say remember, nobody has been created by Allah subhanho wa Taala that is an insult to Allah, there will always be someone who appreciates you. And there will always be people who appreciate where we come from, and who we are and what we stand for, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we stand for that, which is upright. So my brothers and sisters is Allah subhanho wa Taala then

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the verse by making it clear that the members belongs to a specific category of people.

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On my last few moments ago, we said everyone's equal, how can the merit belong to a specific category, when your maker and mine is,

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indeed,

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the best amongst you.

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The most honored the most notable amongst you

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Is he or she who is close to his makeup.

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The one who is most conscious of his makeup, the one who's the one who has developed a link with his or her maker, which means allies declaring to us that your judgment shall be singular between you and I.

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I will judge you based on who you are. And this is why

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will never look at your appearance,

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or your bodies, your color your race, by Allah subhanho wa Taala it is not a point of judgment by Allah for you, he's not going to

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stand on the side, you are

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on the other side, you are perhaps from this part of the world. You are from the other side, nothing of that nature.

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But he will look at your deeds

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and your heart. If your heart is pure, and it is good, your entire body will be pure and good. And if your entire body

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you will be the person closer to Allah even if you happen to be living in the jungles of Africa where nobody knows about you, and perhaps you are just surviving on subsistence farming.

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So to get closer to Allah, you don't need the internet to get closer to Allah you don't need technology. You do not need to be living in a technologically advanced country no lose all

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we can use

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but it does not necessarily mean that those who don't have it will not be close to Allah Subhana Allah there are people who own nothing in this world but in the eyes of Allah.

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This is why Allah says in the law

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and he is the one who has complete knowledge. He knows absolutely everything. He's the owner of knowledge.

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He, he's the knower of everything.

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Because sometimes people can appear to be very different from who they really are. May Allah subhanho wa Taala thrown his keys and

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so, let's dive straight into it.

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Where this man was a great companion of Mohamed Salah while he was a great companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He once had a little altercation with a slave, a slave whose mother was from Africa, a slave whose mother

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and this young man was

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being one of the companions.

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In the dispute, he said one sentence, just one little sentence, as they were talking to each other, or we can use the term arguing with one another, he says,

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imagine

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a black woman,

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a person who is not only working but at that particular time.

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Slowly but surely.

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Various means one of them is

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when a person committed a sin in order to be forgiven, if they had any slaves,

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then they would

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have abolishment of slavery by the slammer. If a person committed

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that would be the best way of achieving forgiveness is

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so amazing.

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So what happened is this man when

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he was complaining

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companion, he uttered the word to me, which was, he told me

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immediately when he saw

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Do you have a little altercation with this man?

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said yes. Is it true that you cursed his mother? Or you called him by a derogatory term connected to his mother?

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The prophets did not repeat the statement. Remember this?

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Because it was so serious. He did not say, Did you say he was a son of a black woman? He did not say that. He says did you use a derogatory term connected to his mother?

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So

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we were in altercation and you know how people talk when they talk to each other in that condition, the prophets of Allah

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or Buddha, you are a man who still has some remnants of the period of ignorance,

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a shock because the man who had accepted the Drina while he was a Muslim from a time he had a lot of knowledge, people looked up to him and

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tells him, you are a man who has he knew some remnants of

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that period before Islam, when people used to use derogatory terms to refer to their fathers and mothers of one another, that is not

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you are not allowed at all. It is a major, major, major sin to express the race of a person in a derogatory manner. And this is why Muslim or non Muslim You are not allowed to tell people what the race of an individual in a way that is derogatory. You may want to make mention of a race in a respectful way. But you are never allowed to do so jokingly, or even in a derogatory way. Do you know that sometimes we joke

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I may make a mistake too, because as we go up environment is so powerful that you don't realize what you say and what you do as you grow up. And later on. When you grow up a little bit older, you become conscious of yourself. Sometimes

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we joke about

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just like freedom of speech has its limits.

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You cannot use the freedom of speech to joke about people in a hurtful manner in a way

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That is something they can do nothing about. I recently I watched a clip of someone who actually said that, as I grew up so dark in Africa every day, it was my prayer that oh god make me lighter than I

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imagined what type of prayers

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the people have made go to show that they were made to feel inferior, because people kept on saying this one is not and this one is like, and this one is this is not allowed, at all, absolutely prohibited. And this is why

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he was one of the darkest of the competitors.

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Do you know what happened?

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When

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he returned from Mirage, he had gone up to the seven heavens when he came down, he says, He

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says, I heard

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your footsteps in paradise.

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I heard your footsteps in paradise. Imagine the status of that man. He was a slave of one of the

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one of the people of Germany.

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And he was punished because he accepted Islam.

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But the Prophet did not say the Spanish from Africa.

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Never so much so that when the Muslims

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there was a Black King,

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the king

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who wasn't just men not only praised,

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but even mentioned.

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It is reported that he was a man from Sudan, dark man.

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Yet his wisdom is mentioned in the poem.

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Did you ever know that? We wouldn't have known it because

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that is not important. The color you are is absolutely irrelevant.

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The understanding, like I said, sometimes we grow up in society believing that we are better than our society that sometimes parents look at their own children. Those who are a little bit darker in complexion are treated unfairly, just because they are slightly darker. I have had so many people complain to me, young children as they're growing up. My mother doesn't like me. She favors my siblings just because I am literally the black sheep.

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How? My beloved mother, we need to be Muslim we need to surrender to Allah, we will never do that. That is your Amana. That is your chest. That is your beautiful beloved child. May Allah subhana wa Jalla has a deep understanding.

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No, we should never be from amongst those who think fairing complexion is beautiful. And those who are not, are not some of the most beautiful people are in complexity. Yet Allah has created such a beauty. And I'm always the one who says you know, people come in and they say, oh this person has on his face or her face. Sometimes they themselves do not have to recognize that in actual fact, it's only the fair complexion is nothing to do with the light given by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes the darkest of people have the most on their faces, but it takes one to know one. So it's only when you have that level of spirituality that you will be able to recognize the spirituality and the

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religiousness in another

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isn't goodness, it's our weakness, and the love of these loops that we have within us that sometimes makes us look at others in a derogatory manner. Learn to respect yourself and learn to believe in Allah correctly. If we pause for a moment,

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and we take a look,

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we will find that there are certain things that are distributed by Allah that we have had nothing to do with and for someone to compete with Allah in that regard, is obviously dangerous for their belief in the law. For example, if a person has been given wealth by a loss of

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wealth is in the hands of Allah, some people work hard and achieve very little. Some people they weren't very liberal and achieve a lot that is in the hands of Allah sustenance is in the hands of Allah gives people access.

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And sometimes others are working so hard and they don't have as much. This is all a gift.

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Of what Allah has blessed one over the other in terms of the blessing in terms of the gift of when a man has gifted you with something you become jealous of someone else who has a different gift or a better gift, something a little bit better, you become jealous. Do you know what jealousy is?

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Good deeds in the same way that

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the reason is you're competing with Allah, Allah chose to give you

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chose to give me something, if you become jealous, it is as though you are saying, I am unhappy with what you have decided, well, who are you?

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I am unhappy with what you have decided how to do this man has been given such a tough position. When I am a person who doesn't have it in my work.

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That is jealousy, at the root of it is from the devil. The devil from the very beginning was jealous of our own species, the species of men.

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You know what he said? He says,

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I am better than Adam, you have made me and made him from soil. Now the same statement some of us but in a different way. We say I am better than him. He comes from China and I come from Malaysia, for example. It's just an example I gave it because I let the brother saying it a few minutes.

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But the same would apply if we say I'm better than him because I come from America and he comes from Africa know what, when we see gentlemen, and I always think to myself, if we had a list of nationalities of people who will be in Paradise, we will be shocked. We will be surprised

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subhanho wa Taala bless us, Allah subhanho wa Taala goodness. So it's amazing. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us already what the devil did and what he said, Why then do we repeat the same statement in a slightly different way, when we think we are better, that was the original.

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It led him to do so much in terms of harm against mankind, and his entire existence is now spent trying to leave mankind in order to try and gain.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala, as closest to him in the truth

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was admonished by the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. That statement was so profound and so deep, when he used to think about it, and he made mention of this later on in his life, when he grew much older, he shifted to a place known as a mama and when he went there, he made mention of it to a few people.

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The statement of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has acted on me so much. Whenever I see a person of a different race, I made sure that I go out of my way to be good to them, to be kind to them, to give them the importance to be just with them. And when I see a slave whether belonging to someone else, or to myself, or a worker who is working, I always go out of my way to be extra kind to them because I heard the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the same occasion that he told me that Oh, you have

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some remnants of the period of ignorance. He said.

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When you

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people who serve you, they are your brother's pause for a moment.

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Could have been the other way around. Today someone is serving you at home. Today someone is helping you or they are under your employment. Remember, if a loved one, it could have been the other way around and if it can be the other way around very quickly, very soon. And if a loved one, it can be the other way around with your children and their

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When a man who was employed by another man, when the first

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went to seek a job at the second man's children,

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brothers in humanity,

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because we know that Brotherhood is on different levels, you are a brother in blood, you are a brother higher than that in faith, and you are a brother in humanity who also has to

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share humanity with you, in order that the earth is not downgraded into a chaotic playing field.

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project. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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Allah has placed him temporarily under your guardianship or your authority. That's what it is.

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So whosoever has his or her brother, under his authority,

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he should feed him

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with food.

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What this means is, you don't just throw left overs and

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throw the leftovers. No, we have a bad habit. Sometimes we will cook the food, beautiful food, cook that cooked it for us is not allowed to eat from it. How is that?

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share with them and

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they will cook it even better.

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If you want

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to become a big chef, all you need to do is say Don't worry, we all need to eat the food, see the importance

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with the same food that you eat.

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Let's be honest, a lot of us are guilty, a lot of us are guilty of giving leftovers that we ourselves would not eat. To those who work for us. I'm not saying it's wrong to give leftovers that are worth eating to say.

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If you would like it, you may take it. But throw remains

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that you would never eat if someone else came.

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And you want to throw it to them just because they are in need, they are desperate they are working perhaps under your quality is definitely not the quality of a Muslim, you have in you a portion of the remnants of the period of ignorance.

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That is what Islam came to abolish. And we have not yet abolished it.

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And this is why the Hadith continues to say and close with the clothes that you wear.

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That is not

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working for you. And the standard of clothing must be similar to yours, similar to yours.

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So let me tell you something, at least give them clothing that is usable. After you may have used it that's not wrong. But don't give them that which has developed holes and cracks and keep on telling them I only wore this three or four times it's excellent here, you can take it away. And you know that you've patched it up four or five times. And you are a person who's got 45 garments in your closet that you haven't even touched in the last few years.

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And you want the hearts of the human beings to be attracted to

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the beautiful deal. The problem is people need us as Muslims before they meet the release. So they

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had they made Islam before they met the Muslims. They would become better Muslims than myself. And

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this is why how many members do we have who are better Muslims?

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They've seen the documents, they know what it's all about. They live

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and learn from Revelation, whereas we were born Muslims we have not yet studied revelation.

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This is the mistake we've made. And this is why when we look at people who are who have reverted

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and we do not welcome them into society and accept them as our brothers and sisters. Perhaps allies rejecting them.

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Perhaps the dirt in our hearts needs to be clean the remnants of the

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needs to be clean. We need to be following Islam where they are truly following Islam. They have perhaps struggled, faced challenges with their own families and now they come and we refuse to embrace them. We refuse to embrace them and we are skeptical regarding them.

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Now Allah subhanaw taala protect us

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Reach out to your brothers and sisters. Imagine here we are talking of those under your authority.

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You're not allowed to be racist against those who say that, okay, he's a Muslim. So it's okay. No, these laws govern humanity at large. They are to be within the UN Charter, and they will probably make a better charter than we have right now. So Panama,

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to society at large, every race is equal, it does not mean just because it's a rich nation, that we will go to the UN assistance when they are in trouble. Know, even the poorest of nations in Africa, we will go to their assistance if they were in trouble, because we would be applying the same rule of assisting humanity, not only looking at

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our own benefit, if that's the case, you have no humanity.

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Reach out to them. A lot of us we have so much. And yet those who work for us continue looking and looking and with their good hearts, perhaps they may be from amongst those who don't really wish to because they know this character is never going to give me anything.

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Whereas if they would know, do you see when it comes to a sharpie, he

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says that if you are a wealthy person, and they are poor people in your own community, it is wrong to get into another community.

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If you are wealthy and in your community,

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to another community

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in order to to get their hearts purified in your regard, if you have reached out to them with the charity, every time they pass your business, they pray for you, because they know two and a half percent of that business actually belongs to us. We are shareholders today. He does well. And he made 20 million, our two and a half percent is much bigger.

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We've given the people they know that we are going to get from this man and from this woman, because we know we're not saying it's wrong to reach out to those who are in more desperate need. But we are saying without that necessity. Remember, reach out to those who have watched you earn your money. They know what type of car you drive, what type of house you live in, you have not yet reached out to them. Why? We asked a lot to grant us the understanding.

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So when we reach out to those who work for us in the correct way, we create a beautiful work environment where they are encouraged to work harder, productivity is increased because they know we are part of one family known as humanity.

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They are two what is the driving force behind our actions.

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And the driving force actually is the de my link with Allah. Allah says in

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the most noble in the eyes of Allah is the one who has the greatest the consciousness of his makeup. Like I said, the link you have with Allah is what determines what your status is in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala that link can be developed by anyone and everyone that loves to make it easy for us. So my brothers and sisters

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once in Alabama, later on in his life, one of the companions of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to visit him. And he saw that he had shared a folder which was made up of two pieces,

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like a piece of clothing that was made up of two pieces, the top piece and the bottom piece. And he shared it in a way that he gave one piece to this worker and the other piece, he

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says, Why did you do that? It is one piece of clothing and such divided into two meaning it's part of the thing

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today, and you've given part to him and

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he says I will never forget the admonishing of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam I am Here I am so old so many years later, but I want to say that I have learned a lesson of my life.

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Now the question I have for myself

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One statement by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he remembered it up to the point of death. We hear the statement time and again, we read the Quran so much we know it's prohibited has been affected. Have we changed anything in the way we live? Sometimes No. So I call on yourselves and myself today to change the way we look at different races and colors, to change the way we look at those who might be working for us, solely because they are a different nationality from a different part of the globe, from a different tribe that does not make them bad, it does not make him any lower than

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the generation down the table.

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So remember, change your attitude towards the people and you will create a globe by the will of Allah according to the manner that Allah had intended. According to the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So my brothers and sisters,

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all over the world, including in the Arab nations, including in some of the nations where Islam arrived very rarely, you find that sometimes they feel that this is just a franchise for us. And for me, it is a copyright it's ours. No, you have to share it. If you do not share it, you have immune part of the portion of ignorance

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and ignorance that is where they used to blame anyone who came from somewhere else. And they did not know who they will take a look at. So haven Rooney and the others, he was a Roman man in slaved him. Why? Because he came in. So panela you they look at a man we don't know who this is, when taken as a slave. That was the attitude. That's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam abolished by the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will not enslave they are three men, and three women.

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We treat each other just as we would like to be treated. And this is why the prophets of Allah

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none of you are true believers, until you love for your brethren what you love for yourself.

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Your own race.

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You'd love for them what you love for yourself, treat others as you would like to be treated. today. muslimeen are looked at in some parts of the world as hooligans and barbaric, partly because some of them belong to a hooligan type of thinking. And they have left Islam The only thing remaining is the word Muslim. But do they follow the D? The answer is no. Take a look at people going around on a global level. And promoting chaos in the name of Islam is Islam. And this chaos? How do the two come together? No. Sometimes it's just a political view that they have. And they use the name of the religion in order to gain a little bit of popularity.

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Really, the disservice to Islam today is actually done by those who say the following when they're not following Islam.

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And this is why I always like to ask people my brother, you're a Muslim. You're a Muslim. How much of Islam do you actually know? They say I know a lot. So how

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do you actually know what

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is the means you don't know? What you think, you know, is actually not Islam. Because the root of Islam is Allah. It is Allah and His Word is only one.

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His entire lifestyle and the statements and dictates which

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we ask Allah to grant us and understand.

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My brothers and sisters. If you take a look at this lesson that we have a powerful lesson, the lesson.

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The lesson of the kingdom. I mentioned the verses that are in the

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speech.

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And this is amazing. It is something so powerful. It is something that we will actually find difficult sometimes to do. Allah says

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The scholars have made mention of this thing,

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and they say Allah subhanho wa Taala referring to the tears that roll down the cheek

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the negatives of epistemic.

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Allah says

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they are the ones

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that are being respected

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because of the truth that they have recognized, and then they say,

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we have believed so right, from amongst the witnesses.

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The question I have for you, and for myself, when we hear the verses of the Koran

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do we cry?

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Do they?

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Do we feel our hair stare raising?

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So panela? What do we feel? Do we feel if we do good news, but that's not just enough, you need to say

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shahidi Naja, she did not only cry.

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But he said Allah I believe.

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So sometimes we have obstacles. Sometimes we have obstacles on our path, that are blocking us from believing you know,

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and putting our head down on the ground alone. But Allah says, If you call out to me, you will overcome all those obstacles, you need to make an effort. And you need to face a few challenges in this world, not everybody will be happy with your profit. And not everybody will become sad when you suffer a loss. There are people out there who will become happy at your loss. And there are people out there who will become sad when you gain something. So remember that your link with Allah will determine what is good and bad.

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Not whether people are happy with you or not.

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So remember one thing, spread, spread love, learn to love one another for the sake of Allah. And I'm always one of those who says, My brothers and sisters, we will never be able to think exactly the same. Never, we will never be able to have 100% synchronization in our force. No, we will always have a few differences, differences of opinion on certain matters, differences of opinion, this and that, perhaps different likes and dislikes, and so on and so forth. It does not take us out of the fold of humanity

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amongst us in most cases, nor does it take us out of the Blue Beam

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guide us to be true.

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Remember this, the problem we'll ask today, we have lost basic humanity by pointing fingers at others and claiming that they

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are the ones that got sick. And in the process. We create hatred and division to the degree that there is no even communication between brothers and people of the same nationality and people of the same race. Sometimes those who each. Why? Just because we have allowed the derogatory qualities of the period of ignorance to come back and overtake us. We don't even have the patience with one another to even discuss matters in a polite, proper humane manner. Allah subhanho wa Taala returned to us, even the basic qualities of a human being.

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We've become so selfish, that each one of us lives for ourselves.

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Sometimes we wouldn't even like our own brothers and sisters,

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to receive sometimes, Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors.

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So my brothers and sisters, way to get closer to Allah is to break down these barriers and to understand what is it that Allah wants for me, allow me to reach out to humanity at large, not just my own group of people, not only my community,

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not only exactly like me, no, but I must reach out to humanity at large such that I can showcase

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the de novo to those who perhaps are searching for it and they require

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Just a short

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pushing before they can actually embrace the fate of Allah subhanho wa Adana, the demon Allah has chosen for us, my brothers and sisters.

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Look at how we have come in great numbers of different complexions, different sizes, different nationalities, I know of people who are here from the Philippines, from Australia, from UK, from South Africa, from so many other places from Australia Mashallah.

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And yet, we love one another solely for the sake of Allah. If you do not feel the love in your heart, that is something wrong.

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We share the Shahada, we share the faith that is an even more powerful link that we have with one another. If you don't feel it, when there is something wrong so Pamela, there is something wrong.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala help us maybe guide us maybe open our doors and maybe the knowledge may make us from those who do not justify our wrongdoings just because we claim that Okay, now I can do as I please. If Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you, you will be able to feel it through him making it easy for you to obey him the way he wants you to do it. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Coronavirus, a deep understanding may open our doors. My brothers and sisters, I've already said a lot. Just to recap, we have made mention of the story of Abu Dhabi. And I want you to never to forget it. The reason is, it has been a powerful lesson, if he remembered it right up to the point of his day. And if he acted

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upon it, surely we could have come generations later should be remembering the same statement that we should know our failure would lie in going against instruction of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you want to put up barriers of race and color, you have put up a barrier between you and paradise.

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paradise, paradise, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came down and told him I heard you in Paradise,

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when the call for the prayer was to be called the got him with a beautiful voice.

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And Mashallah he called it in such a way that Mohammed

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informed us that the most conspicuous on the Day of Judgment, those who will be recognized from afar will be those who are called out

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or

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imagined when I read it the first time I thought of a job.

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And I thought to myself, you know, how you have all the animals

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with the trees

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you know, the person who has the longest neck, the wording of the head, etc. So, you have the giraffe has the longest neck from amongst the species of animals, according to what we have seen in our lives, but imagine conspicuousness of that degree. Who would not want it you want to call out the other? And this is why give value to those who have called the animal in some places.

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People who call out the can release them, do you know that? They have the least and

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again?

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Again, we throw our leftovers to him.

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Should I say we cannot wait throw it to him why he's the one you don't realize. He is a person who has the reward of every single person who came for the Salah as a result of his calling. And you don't even know because the reward with Allah is different from the material items.

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That opened our door those many controversies and goodnesses May we have learned a lesson today. Remember, never fall into the clutches of the devil. The devil was the one who always said I am better. What did it make him do? It made him go against the command of Allah and it made him lose his place in paradise.

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So remember, we are all equal like we always say

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people are equal like the teeth of a comb. If you have a cone with

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different heights, you will comb your hair.

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Female to say that

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but the truth is it doesn't. You need to have a comb and the teeth

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In part one, then you can call your head Mashallah, if you have any

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amendment

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to the bundle, don't worry, I can separate myself

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from the explanation of who we are similar to the comb, if you think you are.

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So remember this, you are not, we are all the same, we are all trying to end closeness to Allah. And you know, what's one easy way of living closeness to Allah, fulfilling the rights of one another, and reaching out to human beings in such a way that they can see the light, they can see the goodness, and this is why

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we should be repeating this every day

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for Allah to us,

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is better for you than the most valuable of material items of this world.

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Use us to spread the message. And maybe we be such that we live in a way that those who are not Muslim can actually see

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in the true sense, within, they see the contentment we have the justice that we have, the human qualities that we have so high and so lofty,

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reached out to so many people an example just came to my mind. Now right now.

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At the time,

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there was a lady,

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again, of a different race, one who works. She used to sleep.

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She used to sleep, the musty clean the place of worship. So take away the dirt and whatever else it was and make sure it's clean and so on. And she did it for a long time. And one day she passed away. And nobody

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timing again, used to ask about how is this woman?

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How is she What is she doing? And he he had been reaching out to her in whatever way? So one day when he asked about her, they said oh, she's passed away. He became so upset.

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How could you not have told me that she's passed away? And do you know what? Normally when we have

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the normal?

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We're talking here the case 99% of the time, you have the janitor in front of you and the man says the person has passed away there is a prayer that we engage in known as janaza.

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And they read the prayer on the record

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against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to the grave of this woman. And he decided to reach

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out after she was

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recorded in the books of Mississippi. And he was so upset because he said you did not inform me I would have wanted to attend that particular journal. In fact, most probably he would have led it to Panama. But the statement being made was to not feel for a moment that this person is not so important for us to inform

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that they passed away he considered her more important than a lot of the others. And this is why he did for her what he did not do for others.

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Look at the value of the treatment. Imagine what type of a message went across to other women who have a similar standard in terms of would be like, they must have felt the greatest ever to say the man is on us. This was Mohammed

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maybe from amongst those who realized that truly he was built as a point of mercy to mankind in large to creation enlarge Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and make every form of goodness and maybe gather us in gentlemen the same way he gathered us here today.

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