Achieving Unity Through Diversity

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Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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An extremely important lecture delivered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam on creating family, ethnic and religious unity in spite of differences. Also discussing racism.

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smilla rahmanir rahim

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hamdulillah number two who want to start up he wants to who wanna study. When I wrote the villa he told me surely unforeseen omens. Dr. Medina,

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Mayor de la Hofer umbrella when you drill further howdy Allah, Allah, Allah illallah wa de la sharika eyeshadow Anissa udana Mojave bonobos Watanabe aka eterno Mohammed Abu rasuluh

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Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine coolamon Toby

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D Allahumma alumna in Verona when foreigners Argentina was

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a lot more original haha Congress coconutty bah bah

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bah bah bah

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especially brothers and also sisters as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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It's a privilege and an honor to be here with you today. In your beautiful city or town, I don't know if it's a city or a town of Peterborough.

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We hear a lot of things about Peterborough good and bad, and bad and good.

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But Mashallah a good Muslim community people living here, I would like to thank the organizers who have organized this event and invited me and the people in charge here at Masjid Khadija

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and also brother Lacoste, who's sort of been talking to me about coming here.

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May Allah subhana wa tada accept

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our efforts, Saturday night, Saturday evening, all the brothers and sisters for taking out your precious time

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to talk about a very important subject.

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I've talked about this issue many times before, and many of you probably have heard of talks related to this particular topic. When we talk about unity, a lot of people a lot, not a lot of people, a lot of people actually come to talk and discuss and want to know about it. Some people are slightly somewhat hesitant. We live in a time where people don't even want to talk about unity. It's like unity, you know, we don't want unity, that's the sad state of affairs.

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There's been so many programs and places, different arrangements and events where, you know, people have been invited to come and participate. And people from different backgrounds everybody thinks has an agenda and someone says okay, my you know, My car broke down and I couldn't make it and I'm just traveling to Pakistan or this you know, it's just sad that we don't even want unity at all that there are some Muslims. The any talk of unity is like haraam. It's like no How can you even talk about unity? Its unity is like no, no, no, this is it's all a game it's all you know, don't you know anyone closer to a unity This is all confer on haraam and deviation and better and this is all

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evilness, etc.

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So this is very sad. extremely sad. I mean, if we look, really study ourselves, forget listening to people sometimes. I mean, we should listen to scholars and Imams and people of knowledge that's Islam. The Quran says first Allah Allah the Quran, quantum da da da moon, people who are experts, of course listen to them, but sometimes when we're thinking we're getting too many mixed messages and mixed signals, read yourselves you know, in Islam, there is also a scope for Muslims to read themselves it's not that we just don't read at all.

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This is sometimes we find that sometimes we think that okay, no, no, no, only we listen. And whatever we get told we believe that Islam, Allah has given everybody a cause and intelligence and under rationalism and membranes and reasoning, yes, the complicated issues of Islam. We need the experts to guide us but there is so much ample text of the Quran and Sunnah that we can understand and that's why the Quran says whatever yes or no coronary vichara helmy modaco the normal general advice and a see her and guidance of the Quran it's easy for anyone to take heed from. So there is so much emphasis if we look at our Deen and Islam you will be amazed in terms of how much literature

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how much information how many texts of the Quran and Sunnah. Talk about selladoor Rahim maintaining ties. Talk about love. Talk about mutual love, harmony, peace, tranquility, unity, the maintaining of ties and how grave how grave the sin is of breaking ties or theater him and cutting off ties and causing enmity and disunity and friction

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And conflict, what I want to do is I want to talk about this in a general sense versus just some of these texts, which we can all read about. And then I want to divide it into three different categories. Okay, three, we don't have too much time, but I want to talk about three different areas. The first area will be within family life, unity within family life, because it starts at home. Sometimes we talk about unity that all the messages are disagreeing, but the husband wife, or just united, the whole family is disunited. It isn't, it won't work, we won't be united if we if the family can't be united. It starts at home unity, charity begins at home. So unity within the family

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within the relatives. And then we move on to unity with the wider community and the unlawfulness of tribalism, and sectarian ism based on caste and ethnicity. So that would be my second area, family and then ethnicity. And lastly, I will talk about religious unity. So these are three areas that we all need to look at. One of the central obligations of Islam, one of the central teachings of Islam is mutual love. There's a hadith in the Muslim, Imam Muhammad, which is a very famous collection of Hadith, where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,

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a minute.

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wanna hire a female Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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I started with a hadith you can start with the Quran in Chi and the verse which the brother recited, but I will just mention this Hadees because it's such an amazing unique ID, all the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are amazing or unique or very important, but this one actually paints the picture describes a believer who is a Muslim, there are few hard deeds that describe a believer. You know, sometimes we ask who is a Muslim? We all have our understanding of who a Muslim is some people they are Muslim is someone who looks like in a certain way, or who deals in certain way or does something or speaks a certain language who eats booty biryani or, you know, we have this

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our own misconceptions, misconceptions and understandings of what a Muslim should look like. What is the definition of a believer he speaks to do his own Muslim know, according to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what is the definition of a Muslim? There's a few Hadees that give us a definition. And many of them relate to our topic. One of them before this main Hadith that I want to start this talk with another one which may come later on famous Hadith in Sahih Muslim and also maybe say his Bukhari, but it's a famous, absolutely authentic hadith, where the messenger sallallahu wasallam said a Muslim woman Salim and Muslim Mona Melissa Neha de a believe a Muslim,

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was the definition of a Muslim who is a Muslim.

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Rasulullah sallallahu lucidum says to us, a Muslim is one from whose hands and from whose mouth from tongue, from whose tongue and from whose hands, other believers are safe. And when we look at this Hadith, other believers is not restricted to just to believe as if you look at a commentary of this Hadith, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was talking amongst the companions in an Islamic environment in an Islamic Society within the small circle of the Medina of Muslims of Sahaba. So he was talking about but this had it has a general application, not just Muslims, non Muslims are not just non Muslims, any creation of Allah, any creation of Allah that's why the Hadith the other had

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eaten sunanda vetoed a rocky Muhammad yamamura monitor barroco tala hero hammelmann fill out, have mercy on those on the earth man fill out anything to the point that this is not restricted to humans and animals, even objects and plants, we have to have mercy. You know, just to kick you know something if I just kicked this for no reason it's actually sinful for no reason. This also has a type of hierarchy and life. Scholars have discussed this in detail in son, and then how you earn and then jamaa dot Nevada. Nevada means things that grow unless there's a need, animals have been created for us, it is not halon or it's not permissible to just, you know, shoot and kill animals

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for no purpose. No reason is actually sinful for someone to just do shooting practice with animals. There's books written on this topic, unless there's a need, you need to eat the animal Allah has allowed slaughter wahala you know,

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cattle and animal have been created for the human benefit. But there needs to be a motive or a benefit. You want to benefit from its skin from its flesh from its meat fine. But other than that, just for the fun for the sake of it for fun to to harm an animal is actually how long we look at a series of messages about how we treated animals, and even trees and things that grow. We have responsibility to have mercy on even those, you know, growth agricultural things that grow and even inanimate objects, walls you know, just to kick a wall for no reason is contrary to the teachings of Islam. So that had it says, your ear hammelmann fill out your henkelman sama if you wonder Ramadan

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mercy, compassion of Allah subhanaw taala have no

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You and everything in this in this world, animals humans. So, the Hadees I was talking about a Muslim woman Solomon was Muslim in the Middle East and he was he who is a believer according to the definition of the messenger sallallahu sallam, a Muslim is one from whose hands and from his tongue. Other believers, I said, this is not restricted to believers, it's other believers, disbelievers. Everyone, anything.

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They are safe or not harmed from one's tongue and one's hands. This doesn't mean you can kick someone but you can't punch them No, because normally people harm with their tongue. And hands is like physical so verbally, physically. And we can also add to this, that a believer is someone who lives a life. A Muslim is someone who lives their life in such a way that no man, woman, human, animal, Muslim, non Muslim, human animal,

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any creation of Allah is harmed from that person, whether verbally, whether physically, number two, whether right in writing, because people harm and loss by writing nowadays, you know, people people write more than the talk, you know, all the social media, Facebook, Twitter, whatever, whatever, everyone just because behind the screen, nobody if you said something to someone's face, or just give you a punch, but behind the screen people's right a lot of hard on things. So and then they have a different identity as well. You know, every sometimes they do sitting behind a computer and the login name is Fatima automize Abdullah and Xena visa, you know someone else so verbally,

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physically in writing and gesturing, even by gesture, to harm someone by gesturing, like you know, you say, Oh, this guy talks too much or you know, something like that, or emotional. There's five ways to avoid any harm to any creation of Allah verbally, physically in writing in by gesture ishara or psychologically emotional emotional abuse, blackmail, whether your parents whether your teachers, whether you're a husband, whether you're a wife, it is absolutely haram this is the definition of a believer. So this are saying the definition of a Muslim the Hadith I started my talk with that I need to move fast. The one in Muslim the female Mohammed, the messenger sallallahu, Arneson

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described the believer who is a Muslim who is a believer, he said, a man who he said a woman in the hadith of Sahih Muslim was Muslim. Here he says a min minimum Allah for what a higher of human law you love. A movement is who love it's just an amazing Hadees a movement is an abode of love, the translation of love. We have a word in Arabic called alpha. Alpha means mutual love and harmony. Someone who has this love and harmony in them is called the messenger sallallahu alayhi Salaam could have said a believer is an early film, you know early on the one who loves others. He never said that. He said Mashallah. In Arabic and mala means it's like some verb. It's like location.

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It's a place of love. Where if you ask someone who is mean

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the answer based on this hadith is a man is a utensil. It's a like a place or a fountain from where love pours out. That's the definition of based on this idea

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with everybody Muslim non Muslim I mean if you're saying non Muslim, what about different Muslims from different backgrounds?

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You know, sometimes we have this problem we think, okay, we can we should be nice to even non Muslims. But in the masjid, just because somebody came from a different background or somebody is offering Salah in a different way and you're offering in a different way and you're looking at him like this, and you couldn't, we couldn't say Salaam to them and you know, looking on all the agenda in mind. And 467 thoughts and suspicions and him this group and as a new Sufi and Baroque barelvi and the Albanian Wahhabi and this guy, no, salaam like okay, you know, everybody's going ego and suddenly we go out to the masjid and then cross into the street and go to a bank and there's a nice

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young lady Muslim Mashallah the brother says, Allah, Allah, but non Muslim lady smile. Hi, how are you as the weather in the bank in the post office? Where's all the smile gun in the masjid with Muslims, just because of at least is a Muslim. Maybe a different background of a Muslim maybe has different ways of practicing Islam. But if you can smile at the lady at the post office, and you should be careful smiling ladies as brothers, sisters are listening they can smile at other ladies and sister should be careful with too much fighting with brothers. But we can smile at non Muslims. But in the masjid, what's happened with with your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters?

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This is the Hadith minimum level. What a higher a female Allah for Allah, Allah. There is and then he says the messenger sallallahu Sallam a moment

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mean is an abode of love? And then he said, what are your theme and love what you love? There is no good. There is no good in the one who does not love others, and others don't love him or her.

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These two things are connected. When you don't love others when we should we don't show compassion love mercy towards others automatically. Others will not show that love compassion towards us. There is no good the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that forget all your like a badass and worship and all of this. There is no good in you. There is no good and that's why the Quranic ayah in the larina, Farah pudina humbucker, new Shia unless the men who shake those who got divided in their religion and became different groups, groups and sects.

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The messenger Allah says to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam less than men whom you have nothing to do with them. They have no good in them in their Howdy. This is saying that oh Rasulullah you have nothing to do with them? Because they have been divided into different groups and sect. And this doesn't say what kind of division sectarian cultural background, they've divided. Like where Pakistani is where Bengali is where Punjabi is where Indian were so Danny from Sudan, where Somalian we are where Syrian where, you know, Danish or whatever different different backgrounds.

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I'm not saying that we everybody has to always sort of be together all the time. Of course you live with your family more so and then your relatives there's you have things in common. You have a different type of you know, food to eat, of course, but to cause disunity, based on religious divisions, or ethnic divisions is an absolutely unlawful act in Islam. And the verse which, you know, one of the young students recited

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Well, I just see movie habla Hmm.

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You know, that verse comes after another verse here you're Latina, Amano de la Ha, ha kitakata

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11 to Muslim mood. Oh, you who believe fear Allah. This is reciting? No. And when we get married, and the mom is researching the whole device, cool. This is called the son of a hot button. This is the son of the messenger sort of law. What is the one I recited at the beginning of my talk? He would recite that not just for marriage, but any important issue. He would recite this and then after that he would recite three verses of taqwa. And all of these verses of Taka actually talk about unity. I will talk about the other verse from Surah Nisa, Jonas. Carranza, when we talk about tribalism, and family, and then the second verse, yeah, I'm an otaku. La haka, Takashi Mouton a la

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and tombstone. Oh you believe fear Allah as he ought to be feared, and do not die except in the state of faith. And the third one, here you're Latina, de la kulu olan sadita again fear Allah say correct things say that which is true, say you know, appropriate words because we can harm people with our tongue. So again, tongue

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this ayah fear allows you to be feared and then watch the movie heavily. Let me

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hold on to the rope of Allah wa tarraco Do not be divided. We heard the translation Do not be divided. When we say do not be divided, actually some of the scholars right the local law did not say what

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was the movie habla Hey Jimmy, and voila, for Roku. There's a difference between the Farooq and istilah He never said Well, I do not disagree. When I talk about the third issue and I know times moving fast.

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religious matters there is differences we are we have differences. We have to live with those differences. Even the companions disagreed. disagreeing in matters of religion is not a problem. It's part and parcel of our teachings of Islam. But there is no law for Oh, do not be divided. Yes, disagree, but do not be divided.

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And then the verse goes on. We heard the translation that was Korea, moto Lucha de como con Tamara de la Vina pulu

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Mati Juana, through this Deen and Islam This is revealed after incident that you know that there was two tribes out and hostage and they were divided for 40 years like no fighting, you know, sometimes 200 dogs and families of fighting for years and decades on end. And he actually started with a with a with a word with some, like,

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disagreement about a chicken.

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It happened and why did this chicken come in here and you know, and this and that and it carried on for decades. There were bloodshed. You know, some villages do that there was bloodshed. And Islam came when the messenger sallallahu Sallam came, he pulled these two tribes together and they forgave each other and all the ancestral, you know, arguments and fights and corals were left behind. This is what I was talking about was the guru and erema de la la can remember the name of Allah is going to murder your enemies.

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lf avena kulu becomes the same word Allah from the howdy Minami Allah when he created love between your hearts, the companions from different backgrounds, different tribes, and Sahaja rune O's hazaragi Quraysh no Quraysh

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all united in the name of Islam that's why we don't you know the famous incident when the man siren Mahajan was saying Salman al Farsi he's from us and they were saying he's from us. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said what's happening was we just having a small discussion we want him to be part of us. And the other side you want him to be part of our family so no salmaan Minh? is from the debate is from my family. Why? Because the family of Islam is a little bait is one family.

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We don't have different tribal backgrounds. There's one family in them and Muna for us, Lithuania, Hawaii. This is what brings a Muslim close to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu sallam. This is what takes people to paradise. Sometimes we have this ego. We have all these thoughts. We think we are better than other people just because we outwardly practice Islam. We dress like a Muslim. We go to the masjid sometimes an ego comes about, you know, there's a heartbeat again, the muster department wants the messenger sallallahu wasallam sitting with a few companions, and he was talking to them. And then he said to him to them. You're Erna alikoum Roger luminol agenda. Suddenly the

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next person who will enter the masjid will be a man of gender.

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So the older companions these waited the look to the door, who's entering the door. I was once mentioning this hadith and everybody was looking they look towards the door they didn't understand what I said and a brother entered and he said inshallah you're a married man of gender. So the messenger sallallaahu Allison said the next person I said, the next person will who will enter will be a matter of gender. So the brothers thought that I was saying the next person is a man of gender.

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So they all looked sad, open up, walk us through the Allahu anhu entered the masjid.

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Secondly, again, the messenger sallallahu Sallam said the same thing. Here's an idea from Roger luminosity agenda, the man of gender will enter looked again again. I don't know if your cost is coming with the slippers in his hand and he's just performed we'll do an In summary, Wyatt, you know, water is dripping from his hair from his beard. He just did perform Moodle, third day, the same incident He said, The Man Who shall enter next in the masjid, through the door will be is a man of gender. The Oh look, I don't know what costs for the Allahu anhu. So another companion Abdullah have normally been asked to do and he said after these three days, I had no like, I had to go and

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talk to the guy. This is a hobby This was you know, I had to see what why is he a man of gender. So he said after three days I followed him and then I said to him on the way that you know, have some issues. He didn't lie, but, you know, he kind of just did what we say like hailer and you know, have some issues, etc. At home, if you don't mind, can I come and stay at your house? And he said the reason was, I wanted to see what did he do? What was he doing? Because I was under the impression this guy is a man of gender meaning he must be not sleeping at night and he will lead and Jude and Nicola for law and, and just be on Serato SRA consolata never been and you know, all the different

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things I wanted to just you know, because you find out someone's true reality at the house. So he said, I asked him, he said Okay, no problem. I have space, you can come and stay for a few days until your problem is solved. He says I stayed three days. In those three days, I saw him doing nothing. Nothing. He just offered his prayers five times and even at night he was just like wake up and stretch his hands and just do some delito is in Salah Hello nothing. No extra worship nothing. So I was a bit amazed like whoa, why is he a man of gender? There must be some quality. So after three days, he said I had to ask him so you know what, actually I didn't don't have that major

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problem. But the reason is the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described your man of gender three times I want to know is there something some quality? What's the reason? He said Maha allama. Right? He said Oh, Abdullah denominated in us. Nothing more than what you see. What you see is what I do. I don't do anything extra.

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Except Yes, in the Illa only accept the fact that the urge you do feel calbee Leah her demeanor muslimeen ambition. I have no hatred or you could say jealousy towards any of the believers in my heart. When I say to Allah Hayden Otto who La Jolla who Allah has given anyone any Naira, my blessing I have no jealousy. My heart is clean. In another. He says our huduma Jerry while a Sufi calbee him rune Allah. Every night I sleep I have nothing negative towards anybody on planet Earth. With a clean heart. This is what takes takes people agenda. Sometimes we see people you know just simple clean minded people. Clean sorry, clean, hot

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unclean minded but clean hearted people sometimes we think this guy's

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a bit you know foolish or he doesn't really know about the world this man will be entering gender or this woman will enter gender before before all intelligent people you know we say this bola bola type of person. These people actually in the Hadith the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Rupa shatta Alba these kind of simple people, they shall clothing lo XML Allahu la barra if they were to take an oath that By Allah, this will happen or should happen alone will make it happen because of them. You know, the Baraka comes because of the weak people in our community, the ones we think our you know, just like just filling space, where there we are here because of them. Allah has

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given us it is fun and safety and security because of the simple, clean hearted they don't have much knowledge sometimes they're not even considered to be outwardly religious. But this clean heartedness is extremely important. Quality takes a person directly to agenda, clean hearted quality. No, you know, enmity towards anybody. No jealousy, no hatred, no ego, no agenda. No, you know, sort of

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evil intentions No, no. abusing anyone not taking advantage of anyone, just clean hearted people. Sometimes others take advantage of them. Of course, they need to sort of make sure that they don't get abused or get taken advantage of but these are the kinds of people this these are just one or two texts I've mentioned. I mean, I can go on on this topic and time is short. The opposite of all of this is what this unity theater I'm breaking of ties, enmity, hatred, jealousy, quarreling, fighting, it could be the greatest thing, the Hadith. In Sahih al Bukhari towards the end of the hill Buhari the messenger sallallahu Sallam said, we're facade that will be a holocaust. It

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destroys, you know, cutting ties and disunity destroys it shaves is a hologram. It's like a something that shaves or what do you call it?

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Have you heard of

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trimmer,

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trims? Or shaves your head? Like razor? You could say razor helicon. And then he said la ku taco shot. I'm not saying it shaves your head, or your hair like mine is. But he said that he could do it shaves your religion. In other words, it takes your religion out from its roots. What facade was that?

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Before that, he said, shall I not tell you of something which is better than salaat optional level solid and Seon busting and sadhaka the companion said please tell us on messenger of Allah. He said Islam that in pain when two people are disunited, causing them to be united is better than Salah fasting and sadhaka the optional one Nuffield prayer 200 gamliel optional fasting and oh this is buhari and also sadaqa optional charity

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The issue is that despite all of this and it's a major sin breaking of ties you know this hurry so I can say he'll Buhari that anyone know Yeah, Judah Docomo Katara woman Hydra obatala information metadata now, anyone who doesn't talk to their fellow Muslim brother or sister for more than three days, three nights they die in that state? How do you say it's tricked into directing the Hellfire

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people don't talk people don't talk to their fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters. It's a crime. It's a major crime. It's not a small simple sin. It's a major, major, major sin disputes about money, disputes about inheritance, disputes about property,

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property in Pakistan, disputes about you know wealth about money about you know, just sometimes childhood issues. There's one Hadith of the messenger sallallahu Sallam said another emo debate in filled gentlemen, Tara almira Omar, I guarantee you a palace in paradise. If you leave a dispute, even though you're on the truth.

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You know, of course we can try our best but if it's getting too messy, and we leave it for the sake of Allah, make this intention. Imagine 20 years we won't get that property in Pakistan. But 400 million billion years of eternity we'll get that Paris 20 years left, we have 1420 years left, people now die between 60 and 70. That's the average anything over 65 is a bonus. So short life, it goes like this blink of an eye for that a few pounds in a few pennies here on a property here and a property that doesn't matter. It really doesn't matter in the greater scheme of things. Imagine this life is 6570 years in comparison to next life. How long is it

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20 years, 100 years 200,000 1 million, 2 million, 3 million billion, never ending eternal life. When we go into the next slide, this option

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topic we'll go into the next slide this life will seem like a moment of a morning or a moment of an evening. And gnomeo morona illa shiet and oh haha it's like when you have to 4 billion years, we think how we came to

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the place in England, UK Peterborough, brah maybe I don't know I was born. I think I was married had children we had one child and then I died.

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dystonia moment of a morning after 4 billion years, nothing this life is like Ebola. There's numerous verses in the Quran that say this is a game. This is like a game you know, when you grow old? And we remember what childhood days was I really arguing about that car that toy. You know, someone your mom, your dad tells you, you know, when you were small, you had a big fight with another five year old boy about this car. so foolish. When you go into the next life, we will be told you know, you and this other businessman, you had this property, we're fighting about it. That's so funny. I was foolish. It's like a child.

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Anyway, off topic, but

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this sin of breaking ties is the major sin. Despite that, sadly, brothers and sisters, it is so sad that at every level of society at every level of society, from family relationships, marriages, and I'm not saying divorces don't happen can happen but divorce islamically there's a Islamic divorce and then there's a you know, animal type of divorce.

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So I'm not saying divorce means you're disunited? No, there's one Islamic divorce and there's one which is inhumane divorce. The Quran tells us how to even divorce for him sercombe murfin oh three from the sun, I will come to that. I know time is short. That in an amicable way divorce has to be done in an amicable way you don't become lifelong enemies and blame each other's family and Hondurans. And you know the grand great granddad here and the great grandmother here and the mother in law there and the father in law day and for for eternity you become enemies and use the children the one of the greatest sins is using the children against your ex. You know, don't let your your

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you know your your the children's father or the mother to see this is one of the greatest crimes anyone can ever commit to on planet Earth. The greatest oppression, not oppression on your ex husband or ex wife oppression on the children. Your problems should not contribute to your children having an enmity with their father or mother. It's a major thing. So divorce can happen. But at every level of society, sadly, every level from family there's disunity. Every model wants it every but many, many families are divided within relatives this problem daughter in law, mother in law, sister in law, brother in law, relative every level there's a theater rhyme, breaking of ties, this

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unity,

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agendas, hatred, jealousy in the heart. And then at the wider society. This Masjid that Masjid this group, that group, every level of civil society we are sadly divided. And actually one of the preferred is from a few scholars, the one of the reasons why we have so many problems in the Muslim Ummah is because of this. One of my teachers will sit up with mine you have with Allah, he said, there's two reasons I feel we have all these problems in the world. One is because we are not clear in our monetary dealings. There's too much fraud, cheating, deception, unlawfully consuming people's wealth.

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A lot are not clear. We don't know we don't pay money back level of dounia. And these are major haram acts. We could pray all our prayers and families and dress like a Muslim and and look like a great Muslim. But if I'm not paying my debt on time, and I'm taking people's wealth, and I'm not paying money back, it's a major harm all the other bad go in vain.

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One of the great reasons of our problems is because of not having dealings clear, cheating, fraud, deception, consuming a lot of people selling goods with defects or not disclosing them, and the list goes on. And the other is this general disunity in Russia.

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We are all disunited family, relatives, and then backgrounds at every level, you know, there's a hadith and sunan will be happy, which is a hadith mentioned in itself. The chain is not absolutely authentic. But with the other edits, it can become sound. It's about later tomorrow. You know, later tomorrow, the night of the middle 15th of shotgun. There's about nine or 10 Hadith which talk about the virtues no specific virtue but just general virtues of the leader to nice women Shabbat and this is a scholarly discussion individually these are these are weak, but collectively there's about 910 1112. So one of them is insulin, I'll be happy with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he

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mentioned that on this night, your article la houfy homina nury because they

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Charlie Hunnam even here.

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This is such a blessing night. We all think oh let's go to the masjid and later on big night and whatever whatever he's telling us about this big and it says your take on La houfy homina nury because reshot even me but he called a love freeze. That's why it's called Laila to Bara.

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Allah freeze on this night from hellfire. How many people 10 1520 know the Hadith says an amount which is equal to the amount of the hairs that is on the cattle and the animals owned by the tribe gun. ban was a tribe and they still have lots of sheeps and goats, so many animals like 1000s of animals, imagine 1000s of animals and every animal one one hair.

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In other words, there's not a specific number. This is the clear that Allah will feed. On this night he freezes so many people who are destined to go hellfire. May Allah make us one of them. I mean, but if you want to be one of them, he says there's a few people that forget freeing them and forgiving them. Allah does not even look at them with mercy when a young guru La Isla kateri Rahim Allah does not even look at the one who breaks ties. What are Illa Masha and the one who has jealousy and enmity in the heart.

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And then he mentioned another Two Minute karma and alcohol addict, whether it must be the one who lengthens his garment in which the scholars say out of pride and going back to pride, which has to do with the heart.

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So every level does breaking of ties. We look at the family.

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Within family, I was saying we have disunity in the family itself. You know, you look at the Quran. The Quran doesn't even go into the details of it. But some of you may not know there's nowhere in the Quran which states that this took out of Virgil Salah.

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fudger has been mentioned just about Allah has mentioned virgin mother in Asia, but to say four out of Russia, it's not in the Quran. It's in the Heidi. When it comes to a bar that worshipping Allah the Quran is very limited. Allah left the details to the messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam to explain in his or her authenticated heads. But when it comes to family matters, when it comes to social laws, the Quran goes into extreme detail about marriage Surah Baqarah Surah Nisa surah Allah, Allah says about dowry that if you fix a dowry and then you give a divorce or if you give a divorce without fixing of dowry you how what I was telling you about divorce, Allah said fame Sakuma

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roofing, if you give divorce then either hold on to your spouse, or have the city have divorce amicably in a in a humane way, not be enemies. In the family. There's so much emphasis given

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so much emphasis to have harmony and peace within the family when we say family, the relatives and there's one Hadith in Sahih Muslim where,

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you know, Alice spoke actually to the tie itself, Allah gave it a tongue to speak to him. And then he spoke and he said Amato Dean and so I assume and we're so lucky, we're octoman kata Aki, that I will maintain the one who maintains you, oh Thai, you know the types of the kinship and I will break the one who breaks you this filetto regime, which in family members is highly important, extremely important, extremely important, but the problem is, we all have you see, we have we are all human beings and human we have all these human traits. Yes, animalistic traits. A human being is not just by body and flesh. This is what one of the scholars of the subcontinent used to say to his students

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and you know, people who used to come and stay in his company, he would say if you want to be a big shareholder, a big mom or big, you know, whatever, whatever, and big pious person will you Will you go somewhere else? If you want to be a human being insaan then you come here and inshallah we'll try to become insulin here. You will be in human beings before we have all these animalistic traits. What are these traits? ego hatred, jealousy, you know, sometimes we think we are civil and handler we are. But let's think right now, we are not fighting for food. Why? Because we are eating. You know, when the going gets tough. Humans eat each other. You know, if we're living where we will

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struggling and if someone's giving us aid, we'll punch each other. I will try to grab that. Our ego, these are animalistic traits. Look at animals. Have you taken on taking your children to the pond and gives them bread to the swans and pigeons? What do they do? Like I always tell my son, look, look how they fit. You know, my son fights with his sister is six years old and his sister. So I told I take him to the animals and I said, Look, this is brother sister fighting You know? So do you want to be like a goat? Or you go to Are you a swan? Are you a pigeon go No, no, no, no, I share I share. I say be a human share. Don't be a goat. They don't share a fight. You know you see a bit

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pigeon coming on, there's a small one coming and not letting it get have any bread. These are all human being is a social animal and we have these animalistic traits. Sometimes, we are more animal than animals. And some animals are more human than humans, we need to become human beings. So you know all these traits, we have to work on them, jealousy, hatred, each one of them, we have to control our inner selves we need to, that's why the poet said olika, the Roshi for stepmill, for about Ilha, for inner kabiru, he loved just the insanity. Look at your soul, have all these, you know, cotton acquire all these good qualities and traits of the soul. Because you're a insaan,

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you're a human, not by your body and flesh.

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You're a human because of your soul, the purity of the inner soul. So we all know we should be good to our family members and relatives. But the problem is we have all these animalistic human kind of traits that we don't work on. Like, for example, we all want attention. When we maintain ties, one of the biggest problems is that when we maintain ties we don't maintain for the sake of Allah. In Islam, there's a difference. Islam says everyone says Be good to your family, neighbor. Islam says yes, but there's a difference. The difference is when you maintain ties, it should be only for the sake of Allah, you know, when the three who need it last is not just when you pray, Salah, don't

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pray for anybody else and pray for law, no even maintaining ties, when we be good to our husband, wife, spouse, children, Muslims, non Muslims. We don't expect we should not expect anything in return than reducing congestion on Russia. We don't want no thanks. We don't want no Jazakallah we don't want no gratitude. We don't give a hodja gift. Not because our you know, if I don't give it What will people say in the community, one of the biggest problems is like what will people say that's killed us? What will people say we do things because what image you will have, we oppress our children in marriages, because of an image in the community, small wedding because of an image, we

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spend money we can't afford it. We go and take loans because of an image these people will come to your walima and go outside even if you've spent 1000s and 1000s still save you know, there was too much salt or whatever or the chair was like this or this, you know, pleasing people. It's a big problem. Maintain ties for the sake of Allah. When we are good to someone. We should not expect anything in return if they are good return 100 bonus, if not, I wasn't expecting it. Actually, one of the Golden principles of being happy in this world is not to expect anything from anyone except Allah will never be disappointed. This is what Islam teaches. To her due to her to her don't have to

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give gifts you will increase in love, but not like a symbol, not just like because what people will say Oh, because they gave us a gift in their wedding they gave us you know, we have to give them in our wedding. They gave us a wedding gift. This is all transactions when you go to our parents. Let's be good to them. So they will give us leave us inheritance. Let's look after our children because you know when we get old, they have to do our trademark. These are all unlawful intentions. And this is one of the main reasons why our we don't have the right to hide it says in Sahil Buhari les silvassa No. Bill McCarthy. Well, Akina Lawson, Allah the the puja who was the maintain of ties is

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not the one who reciprocates and the one who gives back when someone's good to me and I am good to them. No big deal. That's just like normal.

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That's just normal. If I wasn't doing that, probably, I don't know, what are the animal? The real maintainer. enamul was allegedly the Kodiak rahima, who was the real maintainer of ties is the one when others break you off, you maintain ties for the sake of Allah. This is this is the challenge this is being a human being, we need to come out from this animalistic traits, and try to be humans. So within the family,

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and then so with if we do have these kind of disputes, you know, for the sake of Allah, we should just forgive. You know, think about death, think about shortness of life, there is no use in just wasting precious time and arguing and, you know, dealing with some issues like everyday, you know, in some families, it's like a soap opera.

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Every day, there's something Oh, my mother in law said this, but she said his mother in law said this, or I'm gonna say this or the granddad said this or the uncle said this. Oh, yeah, let him come here. We'll sort of hear for nickel award. This is like two years it's like the same issue. Come on, don't have a life. Do something positive. It's like a soap opera in the family just carries on and on how many sins we committed we still come to the masjid and we dress like a Muslim. The Hadith of the messenger sallallahu Sallam described a Muslim who who has loved in his heart.

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And then there's so many other reasons actually once did a whole course three four years ago over Ramadan reasons of family conflict.

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I went through 10 reasons. And the solutions, over 30 days, 10 reasons, each one of them why there's problems in the family. Why do we have arguments and quarrels within our families? There's 10 reasons that came to my mind based on the Quran and Sunnah went through each reason. And then the solution to one was this, I just mentioned one right now, because we don't have correct intentions, either Modus freedonia, you don't have your flaws and sincerity, the solution is to be sincere. Anything we do for our home and family members. Don't expect anything, even if you're good to your husband or your wife.

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reward is with Allah. You know, I have so many times people who emailed or called no husband or wife problems. All the time I hear this sisters calling, you know, I do this, I do this, I do this, I do this. I'm not too bad. I know I have some some weaknesses. You know, everyone says, you know, I'm not I'm not saying I'm an angel. I'm not saying I'm an angel. I but I'm this, I do this, and I do this, and I do this, and he doesn't do anything.

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I say looks, of course, if he's abusing you, if it's physical, mental psychological abuse, of course, you have a right to stop to that. But a lot of the times and whether it's the husband or the wife, I say look, you know, when you go in general, you will probably wish that he did nothing to you all the rewards and

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you do your [???], you fulfill your your rights, your responsibilities, the rights of your husband, or the rights of your wife, what they have to give, forget, forget it, don't worry about it. And you know what? 99 point 99% of the time if we take the responsibility of fulfilling the rights, that other person will definitely unless that person is some crazy individual is not at all a human but somebody has taken initiative, but not just like do it and wait, okay, I've done it for one month. Now. Let me see. He says is he gonna start giving my rights from today? She gonna give No, just do it for the sake of Allah the reward isn't the answer. Because your uncle your relatives reward is in

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Africa for the sake of Allah. If people fulfilled my rights or not, you know, I don't know if they do 100 Live, they don't. inshallah Allah will reward me and we do what's in our capability, what's our responsibility?

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And then we look at the widest sectarian divide, massive divide, you know, again, the verse of the Quran when we read your Latina Amina

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in Surah Nisa, first verse again marriage time, this is you know, at the time of marriage, why these three verses are being recited to son of the messengers of Allah what isn't to do with dukkha? Why? Because people who are marrying the husband, the wife, the both families, the mother in law, the father in law, the you know, the extended families are being reminded about unity, because marriage is supposed to be about unity, but it can be a cause of most disunity marriage. There are people to families there were no problems for 20 years as soon as a son marries a daughter from here, that's it problems finish. Now for lifelong there'll be enemies so marriage is supposed to bring hearts

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together. What's happening marriage there's so many cases is two families living in Peterborough no problem respect martial law come to our house over dinner each other as soon as forget marriage as soon as engagement takes place. problems start

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the mother starts arguing from day or the father of the day didn't call us now how can we call it's our ego capital that like what are you

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see something's just I just don't understand sometimes. Like some people say, Oh, we try. They should call us first. Heidi says I'll bet you this salami burrito middle cable, the one who says around first His heart is free from pride and arrogance. You know, one of the person was walking in a pious person was was walking past a past person and he said you should do Salaam Do you know who I am? He said yeah, I know who you are our Luca. Luca Jeeva wanted me to female binary calcaterra your beginning was a drop of sperm like if you went on the bed you have to make sure you wash it and squeeze it that's you said you know who I am? Yes, you are in the beginning you are a drop of sperm

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money Patra aka Jeeva and after 6070 years when you're going to die, you're just going to be a dead body that people are going to just put them hands over the nose and you're going to smell a flesh a corpse and put it in the ground and see after two months you'll be bones and animals will be eating you an insect one female radical carrier and between the dirty drop of sperm and the smelly corpse you walk around this world with toilet and stool in your and your in your stomach. That's you. That's the reality of hoarders as human beings. How can we ever have pride pride is not you know, this is the Hadith

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makutsi where Allah says pride is my my position we have no right in any way to have pride. So tribalism based on ethnicity, here you have nothing in

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just 10 minutes 10 to 15 minutes maximum inshallah. inshallah commendatore Monza was Allah consumo wakaba elita araku in a chromosome

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In the law,

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the only reason we made you into different groups and different tribes so that you recognize one another. There's three people. They all have the name Abdullah, you know, this one is from Bangladesh. This one was from Iraq and this one's from Kosovo. That's the only reason. Lita araku. In a Croma commander.

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You being brown, black Helene says this is the most noble before Allah is the one who has most taqwa. And the Hadith says the nicoleta. Behind him in akhmanova sweat, you are not better because you are white or your black color.

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According to Allah, taco was in the heart that matches, black color, white color, red color, cream, color, pink color, whatever doesn't matter. ethnicity doesn't matter.

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Just because we are born Muslims doesn't matter.

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Sometimes we think Islam belongs in Pakistan or India or Bangladesh like we are. So we have a right to be better Muslims, most of the Sahaba if not all of them embraced Islam,

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or embraced Islam. Islam is not restricted to a culture. It's not restricted to ethnicity. It's not restricted to a background. Koran wasn't revealed in Bengali or Punjabi, Urdu, and it was revealed in Arabic but it's not even restricted to the Arabs. You could have an Arab as a Christian. It's not which languages speak or what background we have.

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The most noble to Allah is the one who has the most fear the most, closest to Allah, the One who has good God consciousness taqwa, awareness of lost contact. So we really need to work in the community.

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This divide based on ethnicity, having pride, actually there's a hadith and Sunnah be dealt with that in a law called the Hubba uncomfortability. Algeria will be

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a lot

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messages, tourism said through Islam, Allah removed from you the vain glory of the days of jelly and boasting through your ancestors like my hand down and my family and my family tree. Islam came and removed this from you could look further along at the end. Cool Luke, Roman Adam, Adam Kohler coming up, all of you are from Adam and Adam was created from dust, man how Hola, como fiano, ito komiya all critical das, and we are all one family at the end of the day anyway, because we all go back to say tonight and peace be upon him. So to have this thought of a moral high ground or a moral high position, or we think we've got a better position just because we are from a particular ethnicity or

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background. This is absolutely unlawful in Islam.

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So there's a lot of divisions based on we need to really try we need to spread this in the community. If you are only having people coming to you to to house from your same background, try to call different different people. If you're a you know, from India, for example, and try to call back studies of Bangladeshis or Arab or Somalian or British new convert Muslim or even Muslim. Mix with the community. Islam brings hearts together the companions came from all backgrounds, Islam came to one family, we are all one family.

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You know, there's other things in the world that unites people. Suddenly Islam doesn't unite. You know, there's other things that unite people, people who have an interest in one same thing, they all become one family, they don't care. I'll give you a classic example of sports. You know, they are passionate, crazy. sports fans, football fans, you know, there's a particular team and they all are crazy, whether you're black, blue, green, Indian, Muslim, non, they actually say that we all want family religions raise doesn't matter. Race doesn't matter. religion doesn't matter. ethnicity doesn't matter. Gender doesn't matter. And they also say one other thing. Sexual Orientation doesn't

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matter. But anyway, I won't go into that topic. But that doesn't matter as well. We are all one family like everybody together.

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If worldly things you know, a game, something like that can bring people together, we have a greater purpose to be together. And lastly,

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this religious divide, it's a massive problem, massive, massive, massive problem. I said in the beginning, Islam The problem is that we have misunderstood what unity is, when it comes to religious matters, we have misunderstood.

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Unity does not mean we all believe everything exactly in the same way. We will practice Islam in the same way. That's not what unity that's why the title was unity through diversity, diversity, whether ethnic diversity or diversity within the understanding of Islam. You know, these differences within Muslims

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occurred since the time of the companions, you know, there was so many disagreements amongst the companions. They had disagreements. And this is part and parcel of our teachings of Islam. Islam is not meant to be that everybody agrees to every aspect of faith.

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You might say okay, when it comes to fish, of course, Well, some people don't even get that

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But when it comes to fake Islamic rules, that's why we have the Hanafi school the Shafi school Maliki school Hamblen school. Some people follow another Mr. Hayden, there's different ways the thing is that it's not clear if he was clear no to Muslims would be divided, is not clear in the Quran and Sunnah these issues are not clear, they are not Qatari, they are not absolute. You can interpret a particular verse in two ways or three ways. That's why scholars these great schools of thought have spent 1000s of years 1000s of scholars over 1000s of years have exertive tried to come to conclusion What does the Lord really want from us? What is the messengers of Allah? What is the

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one from us? That's why Allah for Almighty Rama,

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Rama, this is the same, not the same of one of this hobby, that the differences of the oma is a mercy. And this is something Allah wanted from us. And that's why the Quran does not say what are the study for many months and books are written on this topic. Look, the differences are part and parcel of teachings of Islam. And it will occur, we have to agree to disagree, we have to learn to agree to disagree. We need to follow the position we follow, but respect the position of other people.

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You might say but when it comes to aqeedah, then what what a lot of people don't understand this as well. You know, in aqeedah, there are a key there is not a one to one level, the things we believe in are not on one level, there are different levels within the within a leader. There are some issues of appeal.

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Absolutely. You know, categorically stablished believing in a law believing in the oneness of Allah hereafter Jenna, Johanna Hellfire, believing in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam believing him to be the final prophet. There's level one of the issues. If somebody denies them, they leave Islam, you have a second level of issues, so many examples in that level. Somebody denies them, then they're not covered, but they are deviated and you have a third level if someone denies them neither deviated but they are on error then you have a fourth level all Akita issues if somebody refuses them or rejects them or denies them, then they just on like john or just ignorance, then you have

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another last level where they're not doing something they're not believing in certain certain things which are supposed to be better to believe in there are different levels. We don't have knowledge, we put all of them in one category. Like for example, you know, just example comes when somebody asked me said, Oh, I want to know what's awkward about the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam having a shadow or not?

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Like this is not a

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big upgrade. I want to know if somebody believes like, you know, did you have to have an Akita that he didn't have a shadow or he had a shadow or whatever and you if you don't believe in that, that's not even a matter of luck either. It's not even in the five levels. That's the issue of Syrah.

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It's an issue of Syrah.

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There's, you know, if somebody is like somebody saying, Oh, can you tell me the Akita? Did the messenger sallallahu wasallam have long hair or short hair?

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Is Akita a sham? I, you know, he applied the law on his hair. There's two opinions. Some scholars say that he used to apply dye on his beard. And that's why it was slightly brown. There's another opinion, just Mahajan. They say no, he never. But it used to be naturally. Now there's two opinions. There's two types of edits and we're not sure it's a Syrah issue. No problem. One opinion this opinion exactly saying whether you had a shadow or not, it doesn't really make a difference because we still have to follow Him and we still have to believe in him. him having a shadow doesn't increase his rank and not having a shadow doesn't increase his rank. Having a shadow doesn't make

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him something normal. It's no problem. It's just an issue of zero it's like a it's about a factor add. Okay, whatever. Discuss it the Mahajan will discuss is nothing to do with our kids or nothing do we believe nothing to do with that either? It's a Shama issue.

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There's one brother once said, I want to know a question, but tell me beforehand Do you believe in Do you have the Akita of a Serato Sara Marsala? I said, it's like telling me I have the Akita Subhanallah

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C'mon Misaki Taranaki dish. And this is why and I tell him I've been teaching for many years and I'm currently teaching and I always tell students and we go into depth of issues like really depth and seriously after studying a lot of issues and this is not just for myself from some of my teachers as well. That the scope for Sunni Islam and asuna Well, Gemma is very fast, very fast, very fast. You might not hear this from a lot of people. And hopefully inshallah This is true, but it's very fast. We've narrowed. Well, first of all, we've narrowed Islam itself. Anyone slight disagreement cutter, cutter, cutter, coffee machine, coffee machine, in like innovation machico, coffee, small problems,

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small issues. You know what the definition of Cooper is? Cooper is in Lima Mina Dini, without aura, this is this is a topic on its own. You know, I went into family and then I went into sectarianism based on tribals. And then I've come into the religious matters and I've just like just five minutes on this, but this requires another tooth.

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For hours with hundreds of examples, the definition of gopher is to reject this is an agreed upon definition. in Cairo Maria Medina, Dini. batara, anyone who rejects the basic matters of Deen, which are known out of necessity by every child. Anyone who rejects doesn't believe in Allah doesn't believe in the hereafter doesn't believe in Hammond to build

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Public Radio sorry, foreshadowing No, no,

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no. So these basic, basic aspects of Akita if someone rejects them, and then there's another thing, rejecting these basic aspects of al Qaeda.

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And the rejection is clear. Absolutely categorical. So rejecting the categorical occurred in a categorical way, in a country way rejecting a country in a country way. So if somebody rejects if the basic, but

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we are not 100% Sure. What he said could have been this could have meant that could have been this could be one of the great amounts of schooling, between Rahim Allah He says, that if somebody makes a statement or write something, if there's 99 ways of interpreting that to be a statement of Cofer, there's one way you could interpret it to be a statement of Islam. You have to say he's a Muslim is 99 ways of reading the study? Could we smooth more we put things in people's mouths we come to conclusions of what they even the ancients didn't think about. Someone says something let's hold on they thought about it. They didn't even cross their minds that many examples is once brother, he

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says this.

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I've never even thought about this in my in my life. And there's like everybody's saying, This is what he said. And this way he meant he was trying to say something else, giving benefit of the doubt we don't do that.

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So this is the definition of rejecting the basic core beliefs of Islam, basic obedience of Islam, and rejecting them in a categorical way. If somebody rejects them, we don't make a statement we go to them we asked them 200 times are you sure is this and anyway we don't have to do that we don't have to play the role of God anywhere. I mean, we don't have to start you know, finding out and searching and researching who's a golfer and like we're not making a list we don't own like you know this list and we don't have to make a list of coffins and mystics and whatnot 15 and hypocrites and Muslims or non Muslims like but yeah if somebody is like spreading some teachings of Islam then yes,

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we need to maybe like you know to tell people then in that important need time we need to go and clarify further but you know, the Quran says whatever you seek clarification, asked 500 times have we even gone and spoken to that person who made a statement? Do you really mean this What do you mean No, no, you probably know you I show you mean this even if it's coming like

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Do you really mean that we don't want them to be covered. We want to try our best to be them to be Muslims, every group other than Muslims, they try to consider part of their family anyone who even smells like them. A Christian says we're the most followed religion anyone who even has a Christian name Muslims are the only ones that we want to throw people out like the less the better. Why they don't want overcrowding gender, gender is quite big brothers and sisters mercy if there's you and your small group on policy you're going to be boarding you know, like we're going to do massive gender gender is big. We will move people's child best like give excuses No, no, no these guys are

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Muslim inshallah Muslim Come on brother. Even if somebody say no, you're not saying that, you know, Sina inshallah, come on. You're, you're part of a family. I want you to be part of my family.

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So this is cool. And then I'm going to undo this. After that comes with it. Someone is a Muslim, but Sunni Muslim. Everybody says every group there's nobody says you know what I'm not like everybody says on Sunday.

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Everybody says, and everybody else is non Sunni.

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The Salafist wish to wear on the Sunnah, when the sooner Gemma like everybody else is not. And you know, the railways were so nice. And these guys are all wahabis and sorry for names. I don't even like to use names and this is what I don't normally use these. The Quran says was a macusa mean, on the tongue of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam he Allah called us Muslims just use one name Muslims that's it if you want to know Juma after that point, believe as Muslims that said Hamas there's nothing else required after that. There's You know, there's problem there's reasons why there's two reasons one, there's nothing wrong like to use it. I'm not saying it's Haram, you know, using Deobandi, but Lv

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Salafi and Hadith, a Sharia ma to really a 30, whatever, whatever, as descriptive terms Hanafi Maliki Shafi handling, it's permissible, but in this current climate is better to avoid, because there's more harm in using them than there's benefit. The harm is, for example, one harm is that they're misleading. Because when someone says unselfie, that means I belonged, like I'm connected to the righteous early generations. So that means everybody else has not only is this misleading, someone says howdy

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personal hygiene, that means we are the people who everybody else is not. So then by default would mean you're not the person of the kuranda. So these are, these are misleading ones. If somebody says I'm Deobandi obradovic It seems like you're some kind of a sect, like you're part of some group and newly invented Islam. So auto bleaching, like everybody, just oblique, like sort of group yourself in what we're doing right now it's doubly, whether you go in that group or not or whatever, but you're doing tably you tell somebody outside on a path, you know, in the path of Allah, these are all paths of Allah. You know, somebody came to one elderly person, his pastor at one, he said

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brother coming apart of Allah,

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Allah

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He was a very jovial person, he's passed away now. So these names are best avoided, but I was just saying, anyone this that these different groups

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processing before the names I said,

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Every everybody thinks they are Sony.

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This, I said in the beginning, Cofer and Islam Okay, we need to try to make most people Muslims. inshallah, I think everybody's a Muslim, except those who are categorically who deny, and then even then when they cover, we don't need to combine them. By cooking your coffee and the story, you're still a human being, you are not Muslim. We don't consider you Muslim, but that's fine. Doesn't that mean you can't you have a burger with a non Muslim outside? Yes, you can.

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But you don't need to like fight and yes. So some are categorical, like, the Muslims categorically believe that the parties, for example, have left the path of Islam. And that's clear, like we have to recall like everybody does, sometimes you go to the extreme and not know everybody like as a Muslim. So that's one extreme, okay. But other than that, be very careful about who we called cover. And then after that is also known tomorrow, I have the understanding that by and large, listen to these words carefully, and not misunderstand them. By and large, generally, more or less.

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By and large, overall, generally, all these different groups that call themselves Sony's are also nice. whether someone is Salafi. Someone's Deobandi, someone's apparently, someone's a Sufi, or non Sufi, by and large overall, generally, on the whole.

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If you might get one or two examples, because remember, as a group, first of all, we shouldn't even decide overall on a group, we might say all the all the breweries are like this.

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You know what, and they have judgment, every single one of who used to call himself that name will come to you. And before lolich, we said, Did you really ask me? Did you look what's in my heart? Did you speak to me? These generalizations are very bad.

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All of these groups we can call within.

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But that is a mean they all agree you can still be Sunni and disagree with another Sunni because it's not category number one of a kind. It's not category number two of a kind. It might be category three, or category four issues.

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You can disagree in a key the issues between you know, ashari and maltreating. School classically are very famous Sunni schools, but they disagreed about aqeedah issues. Forget that before that Sahaba disagreed. Abdullahi Abbas and I Chateau de la Anna had major differences about al Qaeda

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does is to say, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam went for Mirage, he saw his load, you know, he saw him with his eyes, eyeshadow, the Allahu Allah says no, no, no, no, no, no way. I am of the belief. He never saw his load in bahraich big difference to people who sat met with the messenger sallallahu.

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They didn't ask him at the time after he passed away. They're having the real issue of Akita when he went meraj the CLR not both of whom I disagree. And there's another list of issues that they both disagreed. You know, when second one I'm not giving you the list, just one more when someone passes away and when you bury them. Do the dead here, the living people. I showed the love and belief was and this is not a PETA issue but it was kind of a PETA issue that the dead disease do not hear. Like when they buried they can't hear the living people at all. I believe in our bus said no. And he gave his evidences that know when they are dead. He says wait no homeless. No Karanja him like when you

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know people bury you under walking. You can hear the footsteps and the sandals. But there's some other headset Arusha, radi Allahu Ana, the wife of the messengers that are lower than cillum she uses as evidence nobody knows. Who knows. Nobody knows when we find out in China, all our problems. You know what I tell everybody, all you brothers, sisters, people fighting, arguing on forums, etc. This group and that group and along the throne are not thrown easy they all just calm down to prayer vigil prayers or prayer or thermography shall give you a chance to do as a God be a good human being and then inshallah make a list of all these issues.

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So you're fighting about in situ, the messengers of a low listening over a cup of coffee and shisha and sorted out that shallow land with this