Being The Best Neighbours In Our Society

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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Salaam Alaikum.

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Welcome back to the final penultimate day of the conference. We are all slightly more tired than last time. I mean yesterday, I'm sure but the talk is rather important because this is one of the key talks, which would help us inshallah to better represent ourselves with our neighbors, many of whom are quite obviously in apparently non Muslims.

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And unless we, of course, get this topic Well, you know, under our belt, in a practical way, we are not going to be able to simply score points by making academic remarks. So it's a very practical practically needed discussion. And the Speaker I think many of us have already experienced his fudger prayer, as well as the youth seminar that he's doing is actually from Hamad Al Sharif from the USA. He's going to talk about being the best neighbors in our society for about an hour inshallah. Tada, does that fall off heroin

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smilla rahmanir rahim in 100 Allah Muhammad Allah subhana wa Anna stay, no one is still futile. When are the Villa haematuria and fusina. women say as Dr. Marina May Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah,

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Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah illallah wa hola Sheree Kayla was shadow Mohammedan abdollah sudo Amazon Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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First of all, this is my first trip here to the UK and I just like to say, you know, a warm Sadam to all of you, and it's my pleasure to see so many new faces hamdulillah and I'd like to say that I love you for the sake of Allah.

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Considering the topic, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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tells us in the Quran, the story of us habits set the people of Saturday,

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as habits separate sanctuary, townsfolk that were commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala, to desist from their activities, and their work on Saturday.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala, then tested them, because they were into fishing, and to fishery that they would

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fish all week long. And then Saturday, they would leave aside their fishing, Allah subhanaw taala tested them because of their transgression that they were doing with an abundant amount of fish on Saturday. And so they would come all week long, and there would be no fish. And then Saturday would come and all the fish would just be flopping onto the, onto the beach. And so they were desiring so badly to fish on that day, but they were commanded by Allah subhanaw taala not to do so. So group of them.

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They call one 800 futsal You know, one 800 federal or do you have think it might be a different number here?

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One 905 was to get a loophole into the commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so what they did was they put their necks out on Friday.

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They put their nets out on Friday, and then when the fish would come on Saturday, the fish would get caught. And they would be you know, resting on that day, then Sunday would come they would pick up the fish in the net. And they would say that we didn't fish on Saturday. But you know, only our nets were out on that day. And they actually tried a loophole into the commandment of Allah Spano. Medina.

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Now Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about what happened, man so these were the evildoers in this in the town and it wasn't the whole town that was doing it. But then the community divided into two groups. A lot of panel data says in the Quran by the narrow the village ministry upon a regime was allamani

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it cannot how we want them in battery in via donor says

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to him he doesn't owe me a mess everything him if that to him hate me. Oh

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my oh man is Beto Nana. T him gatha Nick Anadolu Bhima. Can we have suku Allah subhanaw taala says was alone and asked them home from salallahu alayhi wasallam about the town that were by the sea when they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath in the Saturday when their fish came to them openly on the Saturday and did not come to them on the day when they had no sip had no Sabbath Catholic in such a way Nebu whom we had a trial and tested them we met

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Do you have sukoon because of how they used to rebel against Allah subhanaw taala is command.

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So now they divided into two groups. One of the groups wanted to commend the goodness forbid the evil they wanted to hold back the hands of the people that were fishing on Saturday.

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And the other group was telling them Why are you bothering with the people which Allah subhanaw taala will eventually destroy

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Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran in those verses, what is on it?

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harmony Mata Ivana Khomeini

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Omar vebo maza Shadi,

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they said, Why are you trying to preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy, or to punish them with the severe torment? And the reply of the DA

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was called the rotten ILA become one on

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lots of panel data says that and we should pay attention to the reply. They said Carlos maza rotten Illa become as an excuse for us, in front of Allah subhanaw taala eat out or become to your Lord. What I love Mr. Cohn and perhaps they may actually follow the guidance and perhaps they may actually desist.

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Allah subhana wa tada then speaks about what happened to us how to set when the punishment came down upon them a loss of conocida says, but I'm so mad okay movie. Jane and Lady Nyan.

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Allah subhana wa tada says, that finally, when those people for God's and left aside the commandments of Allah subhanaw taala and Jane and levena we saved Who? yet how nanatsu those people who used to forbid the evil,

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the people that were actually involved in the dour, they were the ones who were saved. What are suddenly 100 Latino Vala movie either in the ECB man can we have sukoon and Allah subhanaw taala says and we seize those who did wrong with the severe torment, because they used to rebel against Allah subhanho wa Taala His commandments. Allah subhanaw taala says, but I'm the one no one

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kuno Rajasthan hace

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las panatela says that when they exceeded the limits of what they were prohibited, we said to them, be you monkeys despised and rejected. So in a sweeping night, all those people who were involved in the fishing on the Saturday were converted into monkeys.

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Allah subhanaw taala change their creation, it's a mess. And they were turned into monkeys is the loss of habitat assessment on but they weren't the only ones not just the people who are fishing. Every person in that society it was turned into monkeys except those people who used to forbid the evil. The people that were quiet, the people that were sitting in their houses doing nothing, just sticking to the television and living their life in such a way they will also turned into monkeys with the people when they were punished.

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The brothers and sisters it's the nature of a human being to want to do good and to have a desire or feel that they want to hold back from evil. Lots of panels Allison sorts and fetch in Fida Lika la casa enough either Erica la casa Olivia hedge, Lizzy hedge. And you'll see in the translation it'll say to people of intelligence, and hedger is the meaning of it means to boycott, Mr. boycott or the system something and they say that a person of intelligence is called that the hedge because their mind stops them from committing evils. When you see an animal, for example, killing another animal or doing something wrong, it has no intelligence to make it stop from doing evil. But a human has

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something in their mind to stop them and that's why they're called the hedges. So a person has this ability to either want to do good or to feel that they shouldn't do evil. But as an Omar,

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Omar Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that's not enough for us. That's not enough for us to do good. We have to encourage

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Other people to do good. And it's not enough for us to desist from evil and say that Oh, as long as we're not doing bad, then it's okay. That's not enough. We have to make sure that other people are also desisting from the evil.

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If we hadn't Muslim identification badges and you pulled it out, and someone would say, Are you a Muslim? And he says, Yes, here's my identification badge. And on the identification badge, there would be characteristics of that Muslim, you would see one of the characteristic that who is a Muslim, they are someone who commands the good and forgive bits the evil Allah subhanaw taala says

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nothing of rejecting

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that you the people who believe in so hate contemplado oma, are the were the best or the best of people ever raised up for mankind? And then Allah soprano data, then explains this hadal oma las panatela says una bella roofie una Ani remove Danny moto me no Nabila less palatinus says because you command the good. What's in Hunan and monka and you forbid other people from the monka from evil. What took me noon Avila and you believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. When it comes to this good and bad. There are two groups of people, which Allah subhanho wa Taala explains to us in the Quran when it comes to any encouragement. There's one group of people

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that command the good and forbid the evil and these are the believers. Allah subhanaw taala says, What do you mean? Oh, Mina toma de

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Muro Nabila roofie

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Kenny ymp Muna Sana

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tuna zakka.

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una

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una. Una he can say aloha mucho mucho namaha Aziz, Hakeem Allah subhana wa tada says that the believing men and women are the only and it comes close from the word wedding. Alia are Olia of each other.

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Yet morona Bill maruf. They command the good way in honan and mooncup. And they forbid the evil

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Allah subhanaw taala. In another verse teaches us, another party of people and they're the opposite. In fact, they are the ones who command the evil

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and they forbid the good so if they see someone, for example, giving a fundraiser or helping other people with money, they'll try to stop them from giving or they may encourage the people to do some sort of vise or do some sort of evil in the community. These are the moon so clean. These are the Manasa cleaning hypocrites. Allah subhanaw taala says, Mona

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Mona

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Mona

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Mona Filipina

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Mona Filipina homosassa boo.

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Las panatela says Illuminati Illuminati caught the hypocrites, men and women are from one another. They enjoin or encouraged and Mancha, which is the evil

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when honan and models and they forbid people from doing the good things and doing the things which Allah subhanaw taala loves.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala because we're all looking for success. And you'll see for example, let me know whenever a moment reads in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala speaking about Fela, they go to that fella, and they try to implement what Allah subhana wa Donna is saying. And so the path of success for the believers is the path of American model of Mahayana and Mancha. And Allah subhanaw taala teaches us in the Quran, that other nations were destroyed, because they sat on their backs, and they didn't do anything. And they didn't command the good and they didn't forbid the evil they would have in their communities, people who would do evil, and they would tell them, but then after

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that, that would not stop them from inviting them over to their house and being kind to them as if they were doing nothing. And so there was nothing actually happening. Alas, parotitis says in the Quran, and when we hear these stories in the Quran, about the people that came before us, it's so that we take heed because if we

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If we do what they did, our end will be the same end as there's a loss of panel data says Lorraine alladhina.

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Benny is

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in Allah Lisa NIDA Buddha worry 70 Maryam Danica Lima how someone

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the last panel Tyler when he says that certain people were cursed. Allah subhanaw taala just just doesn't leave it at that Lazio judge tells us why. And so a Muslim In fact, when they say, you know, such people were cursed. And then someone says, Why were their curse? They say no, no, you're not supposed to ask. That's not true. We do ask why were they cursed? If for the simple reason that we don't want to fall into that same situation, and Allah subhanaw taala, say learning, and then you'll see in the verse saying there leka that is because of muscle protein synthesis. Latina Latina, for whom in Bani Israel, in that cursed

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are those from among the children of Israel, who disbelieved? They were cursed by the tongue of Deadwood alayhis, salam,

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and by the tongue of aisyah, in the medium, and he said on Allah subhanaw taala says that he can be man awesome. This was because they just obeyed what can we add to Dune and they used to transgress beyond the bounds. And then Allah subhanaw taala tells us, what was this transgression that they were doing? Lazo just says, Ken.

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Can we have fun?

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Allah subhanaw taala said, they never used to forbid one another from a monkey. They never would forbid the monkey amongst them, which they committed. Let this American we have followed Allah subhanaw taala saying what an evil thing that they used to do, that they would never forbid their community from the evils.

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And in fact, if our community falls into this, and we do not commend the good and forbid the evil, and this doesn't just apply for Muslims, but it applies to the kuffar that surround us in this country and other countries. When we don't do this,

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a punishment may come down upon us from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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When the punishment comes down upon us, that's when the massage did become full. And that's when the hands raised to a loss of Pamela Donna to save us from the punishment. And in such a case, the DA will cease to be answered by Allah azza wa jal, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Listen narrated by a man I've met legitimately. He said, Well levena FCB Edie, let's move on Nabeel maroof Wollaton Havana and Mancha Oh la voz de la la la Kumar acaba Minh to method arona who Fela eustacia Buddha

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and then in fact in another narration, oh, we Eliana, come come Ilana. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I swear by he who holds my soul in his hands that you indeed and it's a commandment that for sure you will command the good and for sure you will forbid the evil or Allah subhana wa tada shall reign down upon him a punishment, then you will attempt to invoke him with your invocation with Don, Fela used to jab hula comb. And then in such a situation, those will go unanswered. And in another narration, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, or Allah subhanaw taala will curse you as he cursed them, those people that came before us

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and the Prophet Sall, Allahu Allah who was sending them, he taught us of a village

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who was engrossed in their sin in their,

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in their evil in their mooncup.

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And many of our cities that we live in are like this. They become the examples that the headquarters of the sin that goes out to the world. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us of a town that had this had this case and allies who then sent the angels to destroy them.

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And then they said, Yeah, a lot. There's a pious person, a very righteous man who lives in this village. He's a worshipper of Allah subhanaw taala, very righteous. They said, how could we punish the people when this man is in it? And then Allah subhanaw taala told them to begin the punishment with this guy.

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That when that when those rocks come down the burning rocks from the heavens, the first rock to hit is the rock of that of that worshiper.

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And why is this

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So, because even though that person was worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, he was not commanding the good and he was not forbidding the evil. And you'll see this people may go to the masjid. And their same children and family may not be coming to the masjid with them. And they'll say, why don't you come to the masjid with your children? They'll say it's not my problem.

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It's not my problem, even though the prophets have a line incident said could look on line we could look

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at that everyone is a shepherd and everyone is responsible. They're responsible for the flock that they've been entrusted with, are put to us of Allah, Allah who was send them our example.

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He lived his entire life, commanding the good and forbidding the evil.

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And when he first arrived in Medina, and that blessed day when he came in Salallahu, alayhi wa sallam, and all the unsalted mahadji they all gathered around I'm gonna read for you. The first moments that the profits of the long run he was sent him spoke the unslung

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and Abdullah Salaam for the Allahu anhu Claude Lama Kadima, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina in Giada naskila he joaquina Fatima Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Fujitsu financee Leandra Liam Dora la de phenom Mr. Ben to watch her Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are off to watch her who lays a big cut the

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second one I say indicated and maybe some allamani who was in them and call? Yeah, evenness. epsilon. Well, Oklahoma farm was a little bit lately when NASA needs to the full agenda to be Salam.

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Abu Abdullah, Mr. Lamb are the alohar and he narrates that he was one of the people that was there at present. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina for the first time in his hingeless Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam. And they came just to see what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam looked like. And he says that when he saw the face of Rasulullah sallallahu I knew center he know he knew immediately that this was not the face of someone he was this was not the face of a liar.

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And then he said, for the a lot more I knew that the first thing that the prophets of Allah harmony was sent him said to the unsought, said to the people that gathering who had come, and you'll see at this moment, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraging the good, and henceforth for be forbidding the evil the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, that's just Salah. He said, spread Salam amongst you. Even some things like this, we've lost this in our community. That's just spread the synapse amongst you people that you know people that you don't know

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will alter him upon and feed the hungry people in the community

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will follow bill lane when NASA Nia and pray in the night when other people are sleeping to the full agenda be Salah, and you will enter agenda in peace. And so the province of aligning send them would take the opportunity when he had the ear of the people he would command the good and he would forbid the evil sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wouldn't only speak to one class of people, you will see him sell alcohol to send up that even the children and you'll see right now you may go outside and you'll find children that are in the lecture running around playing football and so on. That the prophets of Allah honey or send them would even advise them and he wouldn't let the opportunity pass except that he would tell them and you'll see many a Heidi you go Irvine and now we are you go into major hydrate you will find the profits of the lion Ace and I'm speaking to a child

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which then becomes a lesson for all of us. You'll see the heading starting off you have hula and such and such the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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This Hadith is reported in Bukhari and Muslim.

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It says that Omar even Abby selama says quinto gulaman Fie Haji Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what can I do the top issue for Safa for parallelly Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yahoo lam semilla work will be me Nick will call me mega de femme as Allah chilkat promethee ba

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amor Eben mo Salama for the Allahu taala I knew he narrates and he was a child at this time, he said out when I was a young boy under the care

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Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my head and they had come in and gathered and they were all eating together. He said that my hand was jumping here and there in the food plate. Now it would be similar if you're eating with someone and there's a piece of chicken or something on the other side, the boys taking the piece of chicken, he's bringing it to his side, someone has a glass of orange juice, he brings it to himself, and his hand is going all around in the food plane.

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And so you'll see the profits of a long line he was sent him Joanna and cut him, just summarizing exactly for all of us how every Muslim should eat, but he's speaking to the boy, he says, And normally what what parents may do today is they'll hit the boy at this point, the boy does this, they'll hit them. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said yes, which is the most beautiful ways of addressing a young child. He said to the Lord, He sent him Yahoo lamb semilla said, Oh, young boy, some Allah say, Bismillah before you eat, what could be a minute and eat with your right hand? What could be my alley and eat from that which is in front of you? And we know this is a lesson that

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every Muslim then learned after that. Our Marina Santa Maria Mohan, who he said, actually, that after that day, it's not that he was a child that didn't learn the lesson. After the Prophet some align and center had told him that he became the narrator of the Hadees. And he said, Ever After that, this was the way I would eat and how he taught the oma. By the way, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught him and he was the best teacher so Lamar Holly who's

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would also address the women and the women. Specifically, we see in an eight Salah for example, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would speak and then you would take below the long line and go and address the women's specifically, and of the things you would say are the Allahu anhu on Xena Mirage Abdullah minimus wrote the alohar on how to call it Katana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for Kalia. Mashallah Nisa sadhana Willow Minh poliquin the Prophet sallallahu Arya cinema Xena, the wife of Abdullah ministros or the Allahu anhu on having said that allowes messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addressed us and spoke specifically to the women. And

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he said, Oh, women give charity to duffner even if it be with your jewelry, and it's just panela in, in Washington in the fundraisers a lot of time people. They just focus on the men. And I think that may be the downfall to the fundraising by just focusing on the men because we know that the sisters have the wallets with them and the money and if you don't believe me, you go to the soup the sister soup here is two times bigger than the brother soup. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?

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I had once we're doing a fundraiser and I was preparing

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some special words just for the sisters.

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And then in the middle of the fundraiser, I realized that the sisters were giving twice as much as the brothers. I said to myself, I wish I had prepared something extra special for the brothers so that they could also inshallah follow the example. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't leave them. And he every class in every group of the community, he would command the good and forbid the evil solomani or send them

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even with his own wives allamani was sent them in their own homes, he wouldn't allow for something to happen something wrong to happen, except that he would commend the good and forbid the evil even in his own home.

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This Hadith is Nerys narrated by a widowed and before they found it for the long run have caught it pulled to the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has to come in Sofia Kava Kava Kala vedamo said that tiny casilando for Karla Lakota quality kenema la musica Bhima in Bari the message who call it waha Kayla who in Sanam for color map of Hippo and Neha k two in Santa Ana and Malika Keller, I shall do my one hand. She narrates this, Heidi, she herself is the narrator. And she said that at one time, she said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has spoken in Sofia, watch out for Sophia. And she said, Kevin, Kevin, meaning that Sophia was short.

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And she said, watch out for Sophia, Sophia short. And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said

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that you've said a word that if you were to try to mix it with

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the water of the sea, the water that word would overcome the waters. And that basically, I don't know if you have dishwashing soap. You guys use disorder. Okay.

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If you have dishwashing soap, if you put a little bit in it, you put a few drops and then you have the water, it then becomes clean. But if you keep pouring it in pouring in and pouring it, it'll come to a point where there'll be no more presence of the water where the dishwashing soap will overcome that water. And so the prophets of the lightning sent him saying was this word that if you were to try to clean it with the water of the seas, it would overcome the water. It would overcome the water by how enormous it is for someone to speak about someone else. Now I shut all the Aloha on and this was the way of the Sahaba when they saw something, they would immediately turn back to

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Allah subhanaw taala. She said that after that, that I would never like to speak about someone even if I was to get Kava Kava, basically, in our Americans, even if someone wants to give them a million dollars, they would not do it. And Subhanallah many times no one gives us a million dollars to to back by but people are ready, you know, ready to do it without anything. Even though this is what the prophets of Amman is and I'm saying

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and this is what our Deen is all about. The entire Dean is all about this commanding of good and forbidding the evil what will also will have what also the sub and in fact when they came in they gave Baikal a su de la silla mahalo Center. This is what they gave they are to

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abandon the assignment or the Allahu anhu says they are they are not a pseudo loving sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a semi walk thought filmin Sheltie will Matera. Hey, what Allah Nunez Allah Allah who own a

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home owner fooler bihac will have to hate to Makana Lana fulfiller Hello Matala. He says her bedroom assignment for the alarm I knew. He said that we pledge allegiance that we gave back to law school of law sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to listen and obey in what we liked and what we dislike. And so in fact, when we have proper leaders, that this is how it is whether something happens that we like or we dislike, we listen and obey as a random assignment for the line and saying, and that we would not fight the people of authority. And that we would stand for the truth. Meaning that we would tell the truth forbid the evil, a stand for the truth, wherever we may be fearing not for the sake of

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Allah. any criticism of anyone who would criticize us, give me repeat that he said and that we would stand for the truth, wherever we may be fearing not for the sake of a last panel to honor any criticism of those who would criticize. And this is narrated by Bukhari, and Muslim.

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I remember in Islamic school once,

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there was a some boys in our class and and it affected me greatly because I went to public school, and in our public schools, we had birthdays.

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And it was a very big scene to have a birthday because you would then by the people you invited to your birthday, you would raise the status of some people. And if you didn't invite others, you would lower their status. So when the cool children in the in the class, do you say cooler do you say awesome? Someone is awesome. The awesome kids in the in the class? They would

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whoever they would invite, you know the status would go up tremendously. Whoever they did, it would go down. So whenever their birthday was coming up, everybody would be waiting to see who is it that was going to be invited.

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So one of the children in our class, and this is just a reaction. He came up to me and he said that Brother Mohammed, guess what I'm getting for my birthday. This is a ceramic studies class in Islamic school. So what guess what I'm getting from my birthday. And I said birthday. We don't celebrate birthdays. And I just left it at that. I know some people are confused now because they might be celebrating birthday is awesome. But it's not part of our Deen to celebrate the birthdays.

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But then the children and I didn't tell them to do this. But they started

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going off in the class and they started banging their tables and they said, No more birthdays, no more birthdays no more. This is great, too.

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It started saying this. And like I said, I didn't tell them to do this. And this in fact, made the child cry. Right But and he's saying like, No, no, it's not a birthday. It's just you know, a gathering of people and so on. But that aside, may Allah Spano Tata, forgive us for perhaps hurting child's feelings. But at that moment, I realized that here in Islamic school, the peer pressure was opposite.

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It was actually an atmosphere.

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If someone wanted to worship Allah subhanaw taala, they had the support of the people around them. The most important thing to have that supportive people and the children in fact, whenever they would learn things in, in the classes, they would go home and teach their parents, so much so that one of the children are a class. He learned that he's not supposed to do it, of course, are subject to any human being. And when they would play in the masjid, we would say, and you know, they're playing in the masjid. And then all of a sudden, the principal, I think he's a grandmaster here or something.

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When the principal would come in, right, everybody stands at attention, they have pushed through and stuff and then they look to see if the principal's coming. And then they, they pray like that only when the principal's there if the principal starts praying, then they go back to their

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they go back to their playing, so I would say to them, then who are you worshiping the principal or Allah? You know, in the end, you know, their their energy comes out, then the word worshiping Allah, then I said, Then why do you have for sure only when the principal comes, then you must be worshiping the principal.

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And so

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the children in fact, they become very, you know,

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like this point, whenever they'll see someone playing in the masjid, they'll go and shout at them, they go, who are you worshiping Allah or the principal?

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And then, you know, they'll take you to extreme sometimes.

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And so we we like to say Jazakallah clam for those parents that are trying to take those children out of such an atmosphere and atmosphere in the public schools that encourages the children to disobey and last panel dialogue, those parents that are trying to change the atmosphere for the children so that they're in a place where they are in a fertile atmosphere where they can worship Allah subhanaw taala. It's not saying that a person won't transgress in such a situation, but the pressures upon them will be less so that they have more chance of coming closer to Allah azza wa jal, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us an enormous example.

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When he said sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam method will call me Allah who do the law he will walk in a fee ha QMF la Coleman

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is to have more or less affinity, but also ba ba boom, ba ba ba boom as fella. The Canon levina fee is fairly high, either Stockholm in Alma de Maru Allah menfolk home for carlu. The hotness is phenol CB Now, while I'm not the man Falconer, for India to Roku for any broken yet Roku home, woman urato Hello, Jamie and we're in asado, Allah ad him Nigel, when a Joe Jimmy on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the example and the parable of someone who's steadfast on the producer of a Lost Planet, Allah on the borders of a lot and is and is practicing Islam. And the example of those people who have fallen over the Hadoop are like a group of people who found themselves all

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together on one boat. And so the good people, the ones on how to do the law, they took the higher level of the boat, and the people who were falling over the whodunnit of Allah subhanaw taala, they took the bottom portion of the boat. And now as they're traveling together,

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they need water. to people on top, they just dip their hands into the water and they're drinking.

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And you see Subhanallah a lot of the books they're called and moded. And, you know, it comes back the the example of the water of the, you know, the people getting the energy as if, you know, it's water coming to the person. So the province of Eliason and the people on the top, they just easily take the water, but the people on the bottom, they have to bother the people on the top to get the water. They have to,

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you know, knock on the door and say, Excuse me, can we get a glass of water, right? Can we get a glass of water stickier, they have to keep bothering them like this? So finally, they say to themselves, look, let's not bother those people in the masjid. Let's not bother those people worshipping Allah, let's just pop our own hole right here on the bottom of the boat and get our own water right out of their ignorance and they do things out of ignorance. And so the prophets of Allah, Allah and so obviously if they pop, the whole, the boat will drown. The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if they allow them to pop the hole at the bottom of the boats, they will

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not be the only ones that drown.

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They will all drown together.

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Everybody in the boat will drown

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and if they hold

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Their hands. They're not only saving them, but they're saving themselves that they're saving themselves.

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This example is our example for our lives here, living in the UK or living in North America. And you'll see some kind of law when the punishment of Eliza just comes to the people, if it comes, do we think that some magical carpet will come and lift us up and take us to paradise before the punishment comes, it will not. When the oceans come together and crush the people, the Muslims will be there. And only the people who commanded the good and forbid the evil, they're the only ones who will be saved, like we saw the people of us have a sentence.

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When we command the good and the evil, we have to have certain characteristics. Number one is that we have to have knowledge, we have to have knowledge of what Allah subhanaw taala wants us to call to. And it's not someone seeing for example, a fish flapping left and right in the in the sea. And they feel bad for that, that fish and they want to save it. So they run into the water, they grab the fish by the tail, come back on shore and throw it on the sand.

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Happy that they had saved it from the sea, but in fact killing the fish. And many people give down like this. without knowledge and with ignorance, they push people away from the deen people that say that I never want to work a job, or I never want to do this because of what I've seen from the Muslims, or the ignorance that that of the way that they were taught. So a person needs to have knowledge. The second thing that a person has to have is patience. Because no doubt, when a person commends the good and forbid the evil, there will be people to challenge them. Many times, like here in the UK, they say oh, the you know the non Muslims, they're so nice to us. Because we've never

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commanded the good and forbidding the evil. We're just quiet. So obviously they're nice to us. As long as you go to your minister, we go to our church, everybody's happy. But as soon as the believers start getting off of their seats, shutting off the television and doing something about it, then you will see that the other will begin the hardships. And so the believer has to have patience in such a situation.

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Number three is that a person shouldn't forget the goodness that that a person has, even though they may have a sin, a person may make a mistake, they still have goodness with them. And they should recognize this and treat the people in such a way that they still have some goodness, and they're not completely full of evil. Fourthly, the person should have hikma and how they get down.

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And they should have number five kindness when they give the doubt also,

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the point of commanding the good and forbidding the evil isn't to release some anger in us. Sometimes you see, maybe a person doesn't have a beard or a sister not wearing Hijab or something like that. And a person thinks that they have to get angry to show that they really love a loss of Hannah with Don, they have to show their anger which is not true. The profits of the linings and him said that we smile in the face of some people will call alumina talanoa and our hearts curse them. And the smiling is for what is that perhaps they may be guided the loss of Hano data set to musala Cinema when he sent him to throw the hula hoop cola and login, say to him code and layer code

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linnaean is like soft, very gentle, say to fit our own, who was a tyrant of the most evilness people that ever walked the earth? Soft words La La Jolla Daiquiri actually, perhaps that he may remember, perhaps he may fear a last panel done.

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And so when you're giving data to someone, think of it in such a way think of, you know, five weeks into the future or two years into the future or 10 years into the future. Imagine the person accepting the Hidayat accepting the guidance.

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And then you look at yourself in the future in that situation. And then you ask yourself, go backwards, go backwards and see what steps did I take in order to get this person to that level, where they accepted the guidance. And then after you've taken that those back steps, you then have today your plan for how to go about giving your doubt to such a person.

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There are different ways that a person can command the good and forbidding evil. I'm just gonna give some mentions of it. Number one is with an encouraging speech and encouraging lecture. And now I know a lot of times people think whenever there's like, youth and they're making trouble and mischief and so on, they think let's get the shape and give him a lecture and then Ever After that will forever be good. Not always that the Hidayat comes just from a lecture and of course the he dies from a loss of panel with Donna with a booklet a book

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And highlighting what needs to be encouraged or,

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or perhaps even an email to people. And to give that booklet or something free to people, not tell them to go buy it yourself, but go and buy it. And then maybe give it as a gift to people, perhaps an Islamic tape, not a booklet, but maybe a booklet in a tape form and give it as a gift. And I know there are in Washington DC that instead of giving out booklets and pamphlets to people, they give out cassette tapes. And a cassette tape might maximum cost $1, actually, in fact, maybe 30 cents to produce. But when the people get a cassette tape, they're very happy. And they want to listen to it. And you can have your entire dial message there on the cassette tape, perhaps in a sonic magazine,

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or a newspaper, or taking advantage of what's available and, and assisting in writing the articles.

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And sometimes even when someone's doing something wrong, we don't have to necessarily tell them right then and there that what they're doing is wrong, perhaps take their email, and then send them a C ha, beginning with something good ending with something good in the middle, a word of naziha to them, that they may accept it. And sorted.

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I want to just install give you an example of our community. And I know we're coming towards the end our community in Washington DC, because a lot of times, speeches such as this are just theory, or just theory and lectures upon lectures, their theory that a person either remembers or they're sleeping in the class and they don't remember or they didn't come to class anyways. But

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there needs to be a society of believers, there needs to be a community so that when you go out and you call people to Allah, and they asked you, well, where is a lobbying practice? Where is Allah subhanaw taala being worshipped? Then you say come here to our community. This is where the good and evil is, you know where we command, the good word forbid the evil. This is where you can meet other people. In our community. It's called Data tsunami, you may know it as alhuda school, if you've seen a German magazine, you may have seen advertisements for the school, the larger community is data, some of which allow this school is a part of it. But that's not the only project of the community,

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the whole idea of that society in that community is to build a fully functioning Muslim society in Washington, DC. And it's actually on the outskirts of Washington, DC. So of the programs that we have our Koran,

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Quran Institute to teach the people, adults and youth and small children how to read the Quran, Arabic Institute to teach the people the Arabic as a care Foundation, to make sure that we know the poor of our community so that we can pass on the money when we collect sick care, we know who needs it in the community. And then we pass it on to those people. We have our own businesses. And so our school doesn't run on fundraising, but it it runs on our own businesses. So if we get money for the school, and money for the community, it goes into other immediately into other projects that will then bring in revenue of those projects. We have a market, a market where you can get your books and

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tapes and your leather socks and so on.

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There's also a restaurant, a part of the community a catering service, which provides meals for the children and for you know, after school and so on. Also, from the businesses, our computer Institute, teach these Microsoft programs that everybody's trying to learn and so on, so they can make their their big money. This school also teaches this Muslim teachers because we know half the Muslim Ummah is into computers now. So we take the teachers and teach other Muslims, and then the revenue from that comes back to the community. One of the big money providers in the community is also the childcare, you call your crush, right? The the child can daycare is also the revenue for

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the school, and so on and that and the activities go on and on and on. And they keep growing. And there's so much going on. So much so that suppose a sister becomes divorced. She has a child, she has nowhere to turn, she may be living in other parts of Washington DC. If she has a hardship come upon her. Most likely she will move to our community. Because she knows that in our community, that's where she'll be taken care of. As you heard the shoe say that when a Muslim like like she that when they go on their own, that they get eaten alive and they get taken away.

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But when a Muslim gathers with other Muslim mean when gathers the other believers and they create

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An army of sheep next time the wolf comes, they'll back off and think twice before approaching the entire flock and go and prey on those singular people. So the practical aspect of all this is for us, to establish our communities, to establish communities, with the businesses, and with everything that a community means. And don't be afraid of people saying that this is ghettoizing and making Muslims into a ghetto. It's not. And even if it was, at least as a Muslim ghetto, and not a Kaffir, ghetto.

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When the Muslims all gathered together, they then realize that Allah subhanaw taala, commands them to command the good and forbid the evil, they have to go out and call the people. So by nature of an American model,

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it can never be a ghetto. And if it was a ghetto, it may be the ghetto that Allah subhanaw taala destroys, maybe the ghetto that a lot of times, when we speak about the kuffaar,

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many people are quick to curse them. They'll say, you know, curse those kuffaar, and so on. But when you look at those kuffaar, actually, and we're talking about, you know, earth, America, UK, Europe, when you look at the kafar, and you ask yourself, did anybody really teach them about Islam? Did anybody actually go and pass on the message of Islam to them? I know in North America, and may be different in the UK, because there's so many Muslims, but in North America, most likely the only connection, or the only idea they have of the Muslim mean, or the that if they say who are the Muslims will say, these are the people that double park in front of our homes. These are the people

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that don't follow the traffic laws and make noise outside when they have gatherings. And you know that the neighbors here are thinking this right now. The neighbor is here, even though there are so many Muslims here, maybe someone who's right beside us, has not received the message of Allah His Messenger. So now let's say that this person comes on the Day of Judgment, they're about to be thrown into hellfire.

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And then they say Allah, if anyone deserves to be punished, let it be these Muslim men who never told me about Islam, before we curse them, but ask yourself this question. Are we absolved of the sin? My gelatin ihlara become, as we saw in a subset? Do we have the excuse in front of Allah subhanaw taala that we did our best? Do we have that excuse or not? And everybody should ask the question, have I done my duty so that when I come before our last panel data, and this entire nation, America and Europe and Canada, they're all going to how far I'll say Allah, I did what I was supposed to do. And I fulfilled it, have we done this, or have we not done this, and the

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responsibility is enormous, is enormous. If you look over a shopping center, the shopping center is full. And I contemplated this one, to give dollar to one person, it may take months of make befriending them and bringing them to the message and talking to them and spending days and nights. And people are very busy, they can afford that that's just for one person. Then I said, Look at these oceans of people misguided.

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And we are commanded to get the message to all of them. Because this is our society that we're living in that how enormous is the duty and how, you know Subhanallah how we've not understood it, and how we're sitting back. And that when they say that the average, you know, amount of time a person sits in front of the television is seven hours a day or four or 567 hours. Do not think that the Muslims are not part of this. They're also wasting their life following this channel and that channel, while the their neighbors right around them are falling and dying in their culture.

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Subhana Allah in our, in our communities. A lot of times people come up to the microphone when they're giving their Shahada, they say, eyeshadow, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, they're giving their Shahada Shahada, and then they may give a little speech and they'll say, well, I've known Muslims in my life. You know, maybe 15 years ago, my workers, and people around me were Muslim. They said only yesterday, someone invited me to Islam.

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And I said, Yeah, I want to become Muslim. Thank you for inviting me. And then they became Muslim. But they said for 15 years, they were right beside the Muslim mean, and the Muslims, never in their life in those years said anything about Allah and His messenger.

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And the last part, Allah doesn't

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put it as a responsibility upon us that we guide the hearts. That's not our duty. Allah subhanaw taala guides the hearts, not us. And so a person shouldn't think well, they're not going to accept this

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That's not our problem. Our problem and our responsibility is to get the message to them accepted or not accepted, that's their problem. But our duty, and our excuse in front of Allah subhanaw taala is that we got the message out to them. So then when we say getting the message out to people, we have to have marketing teams, and use all the skills of the kuffar to spread their button and spread their dollar and spread their misguidance use all of those marketing skills to get the message of Islam out to the people. And not that when we give our dollar message our booklets or have spelling mistakes in them. And you know, the paper is not proper, and it's not being handed out and

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distributed properly. This is the message of Allah subhanaw taala and it should show in the way that we stand up for it that we are carrying the message of Allah and His messenger to these people.

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All of us wants to be successful.

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And unless Python in the Quran teaches us how to be successful, and so we take that path Lazarus says in the Quran, what it does

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las panatela says, Let there arise out of you a group who invite the people to all good in joining the maruf and joining the good when Hunan Mancha and forbidding the evil

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and then Allah subhanaw taala says, What Allah that these people who take this path path home will mostly home that they are the successful ones. inshallah with that will conclude I've said anything wrong it's from me and everything good is from Allah soprano Don panik, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah and stockbrokers

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machinery for his lecture on being the best neighbors and society. Now we'll have got about 10 minutes for questions and answers. If people got questions in writing them if they can pass the questions on to some of the students here or up to the top of the table. Otherwise we can take questions from the floor if you raise your hands.

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I will start with the brother in gray at the banner.

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Okay, inshallah, if someone has a question if you could just write it down because it's we only have like five minutes. So if you could bring up the questions in written form, we might take those questions.

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Okay, this question, it says, Can you please comment on the reckless use of the word cafe when talking about non Muslims? It was not from the name, language and practice of the prophets of the law they sent him to describe them like this. The word he would say a man from the polytheist in some cases, the Muslim might see a white person and immediately refer to them as a Kaffir. But they could be Muslim. What does that mean? Well, Hydra.

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Okay, speaking about this, in fact, because recently we did a tafsir class. And Allah subhanaw taala.

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speaks about the machete keen using the term catheter, such as insert of caffeine, Kalia.

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So Allah subhanaw taala did speak about that. But I was quick to tell the people in the class of fees as we're talking about people who had disbelieved

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out of arrogance, after knowing the truth, they had disbelief. And they had turned their backs on the last minute on it, in fact, uses the word Kevin a lot to describe to describe what they did.

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However, a Kaffir is a capital whether they know it or not. So if a person says don't call this person cafe, call them a non Muslim. The person is a Kaffir whether they know it or not, but now comes a different path of how do we get down? Or we could just say, Excuse me, Kaffir and then and then speak to them, because you'll see instances of caffeine ruin Allah subhanaw taala was the firmness of the is this actually to put them down? Eliza suit says ensuited Bina lemmya Cooney, la vena cava Roman lol kita well, mushy. kinnaman fakie Anahata tm albina loss of Hannah Tara will speak about the energy tab and say Allah Vina cafaro Minh Al Kitab. And it's actually an action

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verb. It's a it's a, it's a fin. Allah, Dena Kapha Rahman Al Kitab. And then Allah subhanaw taala says wasn't mushrikeen and the machine here is a noun, because the additive keytab there, Cofer came upon them that they were following, you know, the books before and then the

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came upon them the machine from the very beginning we're under misguidance

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However, when a person like the people that were looking out there The reason we say this gentleness that needs to be because they've never heard about Islam, but when they do hear about Islam and when they turn their backs on the deen as is shifting them to a hotel you one of his teachers was asking him that do you think or do you believe that I will be in Hellfire

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it's just what I'm doing. I said to that teacher, that because they have so many discussions about the stem the teacher completely new, the what is required of them that he said I have no doubt in my mind that if you die on what you believe in now that you'll be from the people of Hellfire, no doubt and that shocked the teacher because normally in North America they think that oh everything's okay. You'll be on one side of Paradise will be on the other or something like that. But it's not you look inserted Bay and also Eliza gel is saying speaking about the baby in the message of Islam, the Prophet sallallahu a son of the Quran, all the guidance that came to them.

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Allah azza wa jal says that they disbelieved after the true guidance and clear and for sure that they knew the prophets civilize them like they knew their child like they would know their son or daughter. And then they disbelieve, loss of Hannah Tata says, Ola ecohome Sharon barrier, that they are the most wretched and the most evil list of creation, not that they're bad that they are the most wretched people because of choosing this path. And so when you hear the Hadith of the Prophet Solomon has said himself, that there's not a Jew or a Christian, that hears me and then doesn't believe in me, except that there are people in how far we understand this

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in such a way

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Okay, this question says, This is the last question. So, because of the time

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it says to get the message of Islam number one, how do we start where do we begin?

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And number two is what do we say bearing in mind that we need to break the ice first?

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Okay, firstly, there's different techniques and giving Dawa and and things like this, you can benefit from the way that the the books on like, sales, and marketing, if you look at those books on how to do a sale, you can see many techniques that you can use even to speak to people about Islam, even to speak to people about Islam.

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So, for example of those techniques, and these things, actually, you will find in the Sunnah, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam such as smiling, but person smiles at someone, the person can feel bad about the person that smiling if you have a frown, then the person can hate you in such a you know, but if you smile, you can hate someone that smiling at you from there, and then the these issues are breaking the eyes, look at read those books on how to start conversations with people in elevators, we call them lifts, here are other places how to start conversation, use that those beginning introductions. And then and spend, a lot of people do this in their business. If you're running a

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business, and you make a conversation with the person, most likely you want over that customer, he'll come back to your shop. So next time you go to a shop and someone's talking to you nicely, many times, it's because they want your business. They don't really want to talk to you. But a technique like that breaking the ice with them first. Like I said that there's so many ways to do this. And then you start putting in this message and at least they go you know you should become Muslim. Just a statement like that. That's Pamela they won't forget it that they were invited to Islam.

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There's a couple of questions here. I know the lecture is over about how do we cope with the post 911 and so on. How to live with these The main thing is that the Muslim goes forward with what Allah subhanaw taala commands. And I've seen a lot of people in their people working on the post 911 How do we cope with it and stuff? And some Muslims are going forward saying things that aren't part of our Deen just to please the

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other ones are trying to you know, change the masjid so that it's pleasing to the kofod this is not how we cope with it. But in fact we cope with it by practicing the deen of Allah subhanaw taala by commending the good and forbidding the evil Lost Planet Allah says in our planet could filter for solid Arabic one hop into shanika hole after the prophets of Allah honey and cinnamon.

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There was a man and, and, in fact, his cut off and I won't even mention his name. Nobody knows who he is. Does anybody know who the person is who commented about this sort of being revealed. He is up to his cut off this verse in the beginning, verse one speaks about a reputation of this person. And verse three speaks about a reputation. Verse two says for suddenly lira become one. And in fact saying that at the time after Sue said, Don't focus all your attention on coping with backlash and so on. That turn your attention to the bed of Allah subhana wa tada and do your duty. And don't be overwhelmed with these things. For suddenly, lira beaker one half a bed of our bodies,

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salah and a bed of our wealth, the NACA, which is the sacrifice our wealth in our bodies, in obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and this is how we cope by doing our duty to allies. After that, whatever happens for us is good as a prophet, so the line a was sent him said in asaba, who Salah shocker for Kanhaiya Allah wa in asaba, who de la sabarkantha hieronder that even if someone something bad happens to them, they're patient and it's better for them. And if something good happens to them, they are thankful to Allah subhanaw taala and it's better for them with nickoli akuna is learned movement and this is only for the believer. It's only for the believer, and this is

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how we call

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we have to finish now because the next session starts in about 1015 minutes time we do need a small break, but do come back on time inshallah. next session will be at 10

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or 10:45am inshallah, Tada.

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Thank you