Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari – Muslims Living as a Minority & Fiqh Aqalliyat

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the challenges faced by non-M-thinkers in minority countries, including cultural norms and the need for social media to inform people about their culture. They emphasize the importance of following strict rules and following strict rules in order to avoid negative emotions. The success of conservative Islam in attracting minority groups and the importance of driving in foreign countries are also emphasized. The responsibility of individuals to spread Islam in a minority culture is emphasized, along with the need to avoid negative emotions. The speakers also discuss the negative impact of spreading COVID-19 on children and the importance of protecting one's own health and avoiding contact with other people.
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Bismillah learn your Walkman you're walking

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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well are people to read Muhtar Kent wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina Muhammad who other early he was savage Marine. Were other coolamon Tobia homebase son, Deen.

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Allahumma alumna and pharaoh now when Pharaoh noviembre alum tena was in our element Subhanak Allahumma, the early Medina in Argentina in Antalya Lima Hakeem Allahu Marina to help the Hong Kong was looking to develop a dinner booklet about Christina. About

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respect your brothers and sisters are salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Sisters well.

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First of all, I would like to thank

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today's organizers

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that alignment, Dawa project ADP

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for inviting me and inviting all of you.

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putting this program together, may Allah subhanaw taala accept the efforts. Today's topic is a very important topic.

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Living as minorities, I want your attention because I want to talk about two three important points, maybe two points. And if this time,

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then three points.

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It's a very, very important topic.

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What does the title mean living as minorities living as Muslims in the minority in a country in a non Muslim country where the majority is non Muslim? That's the meaning of the title because people say living as a minority, what does that mean? Living as minority meaning, but let me just break down the title,

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living in a country where the majority are non Muslims. And we are in the minority. Because we're looking at all the non Muslims, the Christians and the Jews and the Sikhs and the Hindus. And atheists, probably they're in the majority.

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living as a minority, where our number is less in comparison to the people around us, if we were living in another country, in an Islamic country, or a Muslim country, let's say Muslim country, because not every Muslim countries and Islamic country, but that's another discussion. In a in a Muslim country where people are Muslims, even though the laws are not Islamic, then we would say, majority of Muslims.

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So when we live in a non Muslim country, in a country where we are in the minority, what rights what rows, what responsibilities? Do we have?

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Are there any rules that are different?

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Or are the rules are the same? This is what I want to discuss basically, the first point

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and I will want your attention, this is an important discussion. The first point is that

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the first responsibility

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the first responsibility of every Muslim, male, female man, woman, all of us

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is, and this is actually not

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exclusive to a non Muslim country where we are in the minority. This is not specific to living in England or in countries where we are in the minority. This is generally everywhere. But it becomes more important in this country.

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The first responsibility is to basically remain steadfast on our D on our iman on Islam.

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Remaining steadfast and important responsibility. Because the challenges I mean, as I said, this is a responsibility that is everywhere. Muslims were the north south east or the west, Africa, Europe, America, North America, whatever. But

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in a country or in a place or in a location where

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the tests are greater. The trials are greater. There's more trials, there's more tests, there's more challenges.

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And indeed, there are more challenges where Muslims are in the minority. The challenges are indeed greater than where Muslims are in the majority. So where Muslims are in a minority, the challenges are greater so it becomes more of a challenge a test to remain firm on Iman

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That's the first part to remain firm on our faith. Because sadly we are living brothers and sisters in a time where

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and this is this is this is, you know, we have to face these realities. We can't brush these things under the carpet. How many Muslims are leaving Islam?

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So many eyes myself speak to so many people who actually leave Islam born. Born in Muslim families, Arab families, Pakistani families, Bangladeshi families, variety Indian families, African families, many young people growing up, and more so in North America. I've traveled and many, many times Canada, America more so because they don't have the close Islamic environment where you just come out of your house and you go to the masjid in two minutes. You literally have to drive 25 minutes half an hour, one hour is the closest Masjid people don't see Masjid except on a Sunday school or a Friday, Jamar Salah

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many young people that have this, these questions and confusion and especially when the educational system is such where they are studying philosophy and they are studying all sorts of things where it's geared towards even in Europe. I've been to Norway about nine times I have this brother who came became a new ones as well, when he didn't come with me but he ended up coming.

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In Norway, one of the brothers telling me that when students study because

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you see in Norway most Muslim families are very educated.

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You know, there's a lot of Turkish Muslims they're not of Bosnian, Albanian Muslims. There are a lot of Pakistani Muslims. There are very few Bengali and Gujarati, very few even Indian majorities like nobodies and one or two families of the Bengali community. But these Pakistani families majority 80% Muslims very educated I sometimes make a joke and I say to them that all the educated ones came to Norway and all the non educated went to Birmingham Sharif

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girl came here and just opened restaurants every house has a doctor has a lawyer has a barrister, Muslim, female male, every house has a doctor or a lawyer or a barrister or qualified engineer. Muslims are in high positions. Very good Hamdulillah you know sisters are doctors, many sisters, you go to university lot of Moroccans as well.

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But the problem is that many of them when they get engrossed in that study, if there is no attachment with Deen with Islam, they lose the faith in the news of the human

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philosophy. There's one brother I know he's a doctor. He's a very good brother, Mashallah. He's very educated. He's studied, he's actually studied many, many Islamic sciences. He's went to Jordan for a while as well. He's a good good friend of mine, qualified doctor. He studied Aikido in detail with scholars. He said to me if I hadn't studied Aqeedah properly with you, I don't know what what would have happened to my human

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he said is anyone who becomes a medical doctor it's very close your iman is on the brink by studying philosophy

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because it's geared towards that sometimes I think is better maybe like our you know, Muslims will come to this country is just simple minded Muslim, you know, just open the restaurant Bismillah Masjid Salah you know, eat your food and go it's actually not being too clever is actually sometimes good Alicia human remains intact. You just do taglines and just follow what other people say just carry on. Sometimes better, because too much sometimes.

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Openness and you know, needs you unless you don't have the right guidance and the right attitude and the right surroundings and around you. So

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preserving eemaan extremely important in a country where Muslims are in the minority, preserving Eman. The Quran says in a Latina or a boon Allah Who musta calm. The Xs zero is equal to alert a half of

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what we should obey agenda. Let a quantum to attune Indeed, those people who say are a boon Allah, our Lord is Allah. You know what this means? This is I mean, we just say Rabona Allah, our Lord is Allah. This ayah of the Quran Allah says those people who say our Lord is Allah, so muster calm, who then they remain steadfast.

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What's the reward? That is the only one America the half Allah has no Bucha you know the rest of the ayah glad tidings of paradise for them, etc, success in this world of the next world. But the thing they do is they say we, our Lord is Allah and they remain steadfast. What does that mean?

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Just say I will always Allah know, our Lord is Allah means that they are

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firm on the

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demand on the Dean on the faith and they stay steadfast on it. They have Iman and your pain. You know who our people say go to imagine your pain, deep firm conviction Imani opinion full insight and they are steadfast on that the challenges and the tests around them don't waver them

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the whole their whole life revolves you know actually what this means when we say that is our iman is strong. Our whole life revolves around our faith, our Eman our D and not the other way round.

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I'll give you an example

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when our whole life revolves around our D and an example of deal revolving around our life

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can send the two scenarios

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life revolving around D is a Muslims thinks to himself or herself.

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Okay, I need to do a new job. Okay, you searching for a job?

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First thing would you think about salah to Jamar Can I pray? Okay, five time prayers Can I pray verger though her answer when will a primo great. We're going to allow for Aisha Okay. Money income Hello. Is it haram? Is it interest? Is it gambling? Is it haram? Is it lawful business transactions Riba? Mr. All these things? Check all of these things.

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If I'm in the medical profession, what's the future of medicine? Is this Hello? Can I do this? Can I do that? Can I not do this? Check all of that, then you look at your salary and the wages and where and is it comfortable? Or is it how walking distance or a long tube network you know, a two hour train journey or a five hour journey or commuting or whatever?

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You see the job, whether it fits around your whole Islamic life. That's the meaning of ensuring that our life revolves around our deen.

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And the opposite of that, when we when someone's Dean revolves around their life is you go and look at the job and see what's convenient. First. Is this close to my house? What's the wages? What are they? What's the salary? Is it this? Is it that look at all the worldly things. Then we see afterwards OSHA who you know, accompany her down there. Why did he check that first?

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Oh, I found out after one year that is haram one of the sharks in one of his books. He wrote that lots of people. The reason they find themselves in Haram earnings is because they before starting their own check and then they go now it's a tunnel. It's very difficult to turn back. You can reverse you're inside the tunnel now. You're engrossed in Haram income, two years, three years you've been working earning. You're in that industry already. You're already working in a interest based banking, for example.

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It's very difficult to turn back. You've done your whole career on that. You should be checking before you actually entered the whole scenario.

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What's that tunnel down here to Dartford tunnel? Or is it black? Black? Black Water? Yeah, it's like

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first time I went there

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is real narrow tunnels. This is the tunnel. You can't you can't once you're in you can't come back.

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So in an arena or a boon, Allah, what does that mean?

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Those who say our Lord is Allah, those who make eemaan and faith as the main and central part of the deed. They make their whole lives revolve around Islam, deep faith, this is what matters. And remember, this is the responsibility everywhere.

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When we say we're Muslims are in the minority, look, the rules of Islam don't change. You're a Muslim, whether you're in the south or the east or the north or the west. It doesn't change. And I will talk about this further along. Some people think that when we say Muslims are in the minority, like there's some specific Quran, especially for the Muslims in the minority, no, no, no, it's the same. You're a Muslim, whether you're in the east, south, north or the West, where you whether you live two streets away from Gaza, or whether you live in another you know, haram, East London Mashallah.

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But wherever you are,

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this is a very, very important responsibility. That's why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once when he was asked by a companion give me shortness Ihara advice, he said, all are meant to be learned from a stopping similar to the verse of the Quran, say my believe in Allah. Don't just say it verbally. Like I believe in Allah firmly. This is Iman you have been

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and as I said, in this country, that Charles and the challenges are greater, there are more chances, more risk. There's more risks.

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There are more challenges and more chances of a person losing his or her EMA.

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Definitely, there are more chances. So therefore

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very important responsibility when you know our hedge our sorry, our calendar

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starts from where

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actually started from the Hijra.

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Which year are we in?

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1430 7086? Does anybody have any love whether it's 2016?

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No, this is what I'm saying. We think first even our mentality to this is actually you know, a lot of people we make jokes and of course, but this is a serious issue.

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When we write as well, we should first write Islamic date, then whatever date we should know which date or which month, which year it is Islamically we are muslims first. How old are you? You know, my son, he's six, he's going to be seven, but he's already seven Islamically I don't count his age by I count his age by Islamically that he's already seven.

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When someone we shouldn't count our age because Islamically we you know, it's

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10 days every year, it's 10 days less. That's why the rules of Islam apply based on Islamic date. When we calculate the god for example, is based on Islamic date. Somebody who calculates this god they need to if they for example, calculating the Zakat on the 10th of Ramadan is every 10th of Ramadan, you can't do it to like 10th of January 10 of January 10 of January otherwise you'd be paying different you know there's a cloud payment will not be correct. Because you are delaying it's more 10 days every year. And after 30 odd years you like one whole year

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difference. So anyway, our calendar started from Asia

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from hijra, not from the birth of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And not from him passing away and going to O'Hara leaving this world and going to Accra.

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Imagine Islamic calendar started from not I mean if you had to be starting maybe from when he was given Naboo when he was 14

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from Hegira. When the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam and the Sahaba companions or the Allahu Anhu. They made hedger from McAllen. Koroma to Madina Munawwara such an important important aspect of Islam is such an important

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incident of Islam.

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In reality, this was a Hijra migration. Hegira means what emigration migration. In reality, this hijra, seemed that it was a hedgerow from one place to another.

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From where to where,

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from which place knocker to Medina Muslims already, they also made a hedgerow before as well. But this one is the main Hijra. Apparently it seems that it's a hedgerow from one location to another one place to another.

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But in reality, the real Hijra was not from a location to a location that is part of the hedgerow, but that wasn't the real.

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That's why the hadith of Bokhari the first Hadith in Sahih al Bukhari and most books of Hadith when they start Addison Depot near Neverland, notably near to a nomadic Colima in Manoa, Herman Kahn hedgerow to who Illa Allah He wore a suit he for his euro to who you know, he was Saudi, and then Ghana hero to hula dunya. You see BA or Marathi en Kala, for his euro to who era Maharaja really? The one who migrates to Allah and his messenger

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one who migrates to Allah and his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this apparently was a hedgerow from one location to another, but in reality, Phil Haqiqa in reality, this was a huge era for Allah to Allah.

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This was a hedger of for Allah Fila illa Allah.

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This wasn't to Medina. That's what you know what the Quran says. When the Quran talks about Hijra. The Quran says, When my ear karoge member at Maha giran, il Allah He was a Sunni. So now you recall motive, aka Dwapara ajuda. Who are Allah, the One who leaves his house or her house,

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leaves his house, making his Euro making hero to work in Allah He or SULI he making his euro to Allah and His messenger?

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What does that mean going to Allah and his messengers location?

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I mean, we're going to Medina and a lot going to Allah where somebody might say, well, I'm going here I'm going down, or if Allah lives down there. Anyway, that's just

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Whoever Understood, understood, but so

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you're not going to do hedgerow to Arash?

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What does this mean? The one who left his departed his house to make his euro to Allah and His messenger.

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It's not to a location, it could be part of it, but it's not really the main central objective of Hijra is not from one location to another. It's actually hatred towards Allah and His messenger. What does that mean? Hijra from an evil life to a good life Hegira from sinful life, to a life of obedience Hegira from following one's desires to following commands of Allah and His Messenger, Salah. hedgerow from being the slave of oneself to being a slave of Allah and with Allah that's why calendula and that's why the Hadith says Al Maha Zhu Min Hydra Romana Allahu Anhu the real muhajir the real. One who does Hydra migrates is the one who because Hegira you know, literally what does he

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mean? He really means abandoning leaving, when you leave your house. So you're moving from one city to another you're leaving. So real Hegira Hadith says is the one who departs from and abandons and leaves behind sins.

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And those things that Allah has prohibited. So this is the meaning Hegira towards Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi salam is doing and part of this could be moving from one location to another because if you want to

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actually there's a discussion of the scholars you know, when the when the, the Muslims when they

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the Sahaba the Allahu Anhu and the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam when they conquered Makkah, and when they came, the first half Makkah,

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the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah Hegira Battleford

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after this conquest, there's no more Hijra. No more here. Now there's two groups of scholars, the Mojave throne and the folk AHA and the difference opinion Valley differences of opinion. Both have evidences, not a problem. Some scholars have this OMA from the cell of time and of your own and it's about marine and many Imams. They are of the opinion that that's it. That was an abrogation from after when the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there's no more Hegira after the flood. And the conquest of Makkah means that he's, you know, from location to location, that cities abrogated. Now, there is no such thing in Islam, like moving from one country to another, one city

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to another. There's another group of scholars and maybe slightly in the majority who say that no, it is still there, moving from one location to another, that part of Israel still exists. If you can't practice Islam in one place moving to another place, or one city to another city, one street to another street, moving from five miles away from the mosque to about five minutes away to the mosque is also part of Asia. So

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there's two opinions. But all the scholars agree. All agree, there's no disagreement on this fact, that hedgerow for Allah to Allah and His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi salam, that will remain until your malaria there's no two opinions about that. So this is the meaning of Hegira remaining steadfast on Iman.

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having firm faith and Iman,

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in Alladhina, call Robin Allah from Mr. Calm. This is the responsibility we have of

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remain having firm Iman and remaining steadfast. Now, like I was saying this is it's a test. It's a challenge. Of course, there's many, many challenges.

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Who said that practicing Islam was easy. It's not easy. It could be easy, but it is a challenge. It's difficult actually. There's a hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Fuji bertille JANA to be sure what LGBT neurobiol McCurry Jana paradise is veiled with difficult things.

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And the veil of hellfire, shallot, apparently pleasurable things apparently in reality people good you know, the heart and the ones who are connected to a valance messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam, even pleasure in things which other people find difficult, but even when others find difficult, it's just in the beginning. So waking up Jannah paradise is veiled with

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so called hard, difficult things of hardship, of course waking up for Salah to measure in the morning at 534 o'clock in the summer, five o'clock. It is difficult fasting in the month of Ramadan for how many hours 19 hours is difficult. No, there's no 12 hour fast and you just you know after the hotter Iftar No, we are living so difficult in England. This is this is what I want to talk about. Actually very important point that

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this leads me to this discussion that sometimes some people mistakenly

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say that, okay, we live in a country where we're in the minority, that means the rules have to be relaxed.

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rules have to be relaxed because we're living in a country. There's more challenges, more test. There's too many we live in the midst of non Muslims, they have to be a special Feck.

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For the people of minorities. Have you heard of that? Anybody?

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This, there is no place for this in Islam,

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that rules don't change. A Muslim is a Muslim, like I was saying in the South, in the East in the West, there's no there's no special Quran for the people living in the minority. Yes, as wherever the person is, if you're next to Kaaba, there'll be special rules because you're next to Kaaba. Of course, those rules will not apply when you're in this Masjid. You're not going to start, you know, kissing the black stone here. So where you are, of course,

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it makes slight difference. But overall, the laws of Islam, the general rules of Islam

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remain the same. Whether someone's in the east, south, north, west, Muslim country, non Muslim country, if the challenges are greater than the greater reward, if the test is greater than the greater the reward. We have chosen to come or our parents have chosen to come. We've taken the challenge. We want to live in this country. Right? We've taken this challenge, who our parents came to this country. I once met in Egypt.

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There was a chef.

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He's still alive. He's a Muhaddith.

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We, we sat with him, and this was

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his opinion. I'm not saying they agree. And I'm not saying I'm disagreeing as well. I'm just telling you what his opinion was that it is unlawful for him for Muslims to live in this country.

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I had a long discussion this this was his very famous show. We're not too famous. A lot of people probably don't know him, we went to his mercy.

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He actually leads Salah himself every day Fajr Nagar Venetia, and over three or four days he completes one Quran

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in Fraser, and mother even ASIA

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ONE Quran in about three, four days. And he's got about three four lines of students.

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We I mean, the brothers were with me, we were we pray that we offer that we want to we had an appointment to go and see him after maghrib Salah. So we offered our mother even the mercy of others her in Cairo.

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And then we you know, we relaxed we prayed our son, etc. We slowly slowly we came outside, we had some juice etc. And then about he was already about half an hour after moderate. And then we took a taxi probably about 3540 4045 minutes after maghrib we came to his Masjid.

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When we entered we could hear some Salah was taking place. There was one brother doing voodoo. So what's happening is it's first Ricardo Maghrib.

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And as soon as we entered within about five minutes, he went into record he was doing Surah Al Baqarah he finished it

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it's only for your students not for everybody. Literally Fraser mcgarrybowen Risha, they complete the Quran, three, four days, and he himself in his 50s or 60, he leaves himself nobody else needs he leaves himself. Afterwards, we sat with him

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really enjoying the second

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because we already paid them.

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And there's a bit of rolling whether you can join because mother it was three raka three or counterfeit, etc. Anyway, we had a good excuse, but

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we start with him we had food with him and for good.

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Half an hour because well they pray Maghrib all the way to just before Aisha done. So he did Salam, they pray the Sunnah. And then after two minutes was done for Aisha

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and then we sat they had dinner, we all had dinner together and then afterwards they finish after dinner after Bala, but one hour, I think after. So this is what he was telling me. I was trying to explain to the chef, look, you know, I think you probably haven't seen England, you know, I'm trying to explain to him what is London looks like?

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He says, I have students here, I know everything. But then he gave evidence. He said look for me, you know, and what he understood, had a bit of weight. But anyway, that's his opinion, lots of view. Otherwise, we'll all be done around here.

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Some, in some cases, living in these countries is even better in some places like East London is or maybe even better. But we do have challenges we do definitely have challenges our young young youngsters, the youth, the great challenges for parents for living in this country.

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Uh Like I was saying the rules do not change

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and this opinion that just because things are difficult here in countries non Muslim countries things are difficult that means they should be more relaxed they should be wrong. So

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why did the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam Makhija, from Mecca to Medina to coration the kuffaar of Makkah, things are very difficult. Why didn't you just take the Roxa just take Roxa Oh brother, we live like this is difficult. We live reverse Hello now. Because we live in Muslim minority.

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Some people say that this is difficult. River river is haram sinful it's one of the greatest sins ever in Islam. There is no sin, on which Allah has messages war has been declared

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phalanx of adults then will be Harrowby min Allah who are assuming

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some major, major major sin.

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If someone's involved in it, like, you know, nobody's perfect. At least we should feel remorse and make Toba and it's the FAR and cry and you know, like feel bad about it. But when we start justifying that's the greatest diseases to justify. And today every scene especially in the country, yeah, the absolute Okay, the ones who wish there's difference of opinion. I don't even talk about those issues. When there's difference. Muda Hibbs difference of opinion like you know we have two types of laws in Islam. There's Kataria and veneered Kataria it means the absolute categorical laws clear which are categorically stablished in the Quran and Sunnah there's no like Hanafi Maliki Shafi

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Hungary's who visited us and he said BT and whatever other groups there's no such thing like that it's just clear since the time of the Sahaba Salah it's been haram in oh it's been for like five time praise the god Hajj fasting and the prohibition of stealing and murder and killing and and bribery and Riba and gambling and Qmr and alcohol consumption and drug abuse, and also Heba backbiting and jealousy and hatred and cutting of ties on hurting people and harming people. These are what we call criteria these rules don't change whether you're in the South North East or the West. Muslims living in minority these rules don't change some people think okay, the solution the

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solution to living is not let's relax laws here. We live in a job or sister we live in a Muslim minority let's take off our job because we live in the minority the solution is remain steadfast Hijra hatred of what I don't mean leave this country and hatred means what like I explained Hegira towards Allah and His Messenger, which means it's difficult, but don't follow your desires follow Allah and His messenger. This is the Hijra will be have to do and not start making rules only like brothers, so it's difficult to have to shake the hands of a woman. I have to because I live it's like battle so you can't It's haram, the messenger SallAllahu Reyes and there's about 12 Clear

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Hadith that a man and a woman can't touch skin to skin contact touch is not allowed in Islam now. I know it's difficult, but it's if it's haram, It's haram like you can't change it. We're not talking about the non decisive rules, the ones that disagreement, okay, but they can there's discussions on the written word clear cut, alcohol will remain haram. You can say okay, like I work in this in a non Muslim environment, I go to a Christmas party and come on one day, can I just have like one pint of brandy, whiskey, whatever.

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Just have to fit in and you know, just have to like whatever just be part of otherwise. Actually, somebody asked me this just two or three weeks ago, there was a sister I don't know where she called me from, but from somewhere and she's a doctor or something. And she lives in an area where there's a lot of non Muslims. Maybe she's the only two other families or something. And she said that like is it is just like, I won't get intoxicated, but I just like have to be part of it. And it looked bad if I don't have that you know, the bit of alcohol just for that to work party, Christmas party, whatever, whatever.

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It's not allowed. This is hijra, leaving sin departing from following our own desires or disobedience, hedgerow, from disobedience to obedience, this is his love for Allah to Allah, this is the meaning of visual. So

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these laws are very important. Now, of course, I want your attention because it's very important discussion and this is not like a normal lecture talk. This is more like a test and that's why I like this should be halacha This is not just I personally am not a big fan of just entertainment talks where people you know, we just entertain and you know, I've been fiery and laughing and joking and bit of entertainment and you enjoy the talk and go away now. Talks are not for enjoyment talk talks are a means to an objective. This is not the objective.

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Talks have become an objective nowadays that we think the talk and that's it that's what we supposed to do. No, no, no, this is just like a means

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I will we take from here to implement in the life talks are not for entertainment. So

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rules don't change. Okay? But yes, Islam is a religion

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that is practical. So if it's practical, then Allah Allah subhanaw. Taala is our Lord and Creator, He knows our difficulties and hardships. So there are there are of course, there are exceptions, there are concessions.

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And these concessions apply wherever you are. So,

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if someone's in an extreme situation of necessity,

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what does the Quran say for when he told Rovira Baba and

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someone who's dying out of hunger? What does Islam say? You can eat pork, you can drink alcohol to save your life, not just you can is actually followed. Someone says, You know what? I'm gonna dive in and stuff. And the guy that suicide?

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No, It's haram, you have to drink that much alcohol, if that's the only drink that is there, you are dying of thirst.

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If someone's dying out of hunger, and it's haram, you have to save your life. There's only one exception to this rule, which is that if somebody is

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threatened by another, like someone's got a gun on your head, say I don't believe in Islam, say I leave Islam otherwise, I'll shoot you.

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Pull the trigger, bullet in your head, leave Islam like forced to leave Islam. In that case, the Quran says Ilmenau Korea Whopper whoo hoo. Mottola inaudible Iman, that if your heart is content, but just with your tongue, you say, Okay, I don't believe just to save your life. It's permissible. But in this case, it's actually is permissible to say, I don't believe I'm not a Muslim, but inside you believe that's permissible, but it's superior to even not with your tongue say No, give your life away. But don't say that I'm not a Muslim. Like the Sahaba that's the only exception. You give your life away. But every other rule of Islam when your life is threatened, then if you have to do

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haram, you do the Haram you have to do the Haram you can't say okay, like it's superior that I give my life away and I don't drink the alcohol. No, no, you'd be sinful, committed suicide. So this is called the Rudra.

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And that's why the from you know, this particular verse of the Quran and many many verses of the Quran like Medallia confit Dinniman Hara God would love to become a use Allah you need to become Rasul Allah wants is for you. There is no heart law you can live Allah who the main verse Now you can live Allah Who loves saying Allah, Allah subhanaw taala does not make us responsible for that, which is beyond our capacity. If you can't stand pray, you sit down, pray, if you can't sit and pray, then you lie down and pray. But if you can't stand Yes, listen, you know, sometimes like, we can still stand but like we just want like you want to be chairman.

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Of you want to be chairman. So like this Chairman, we need to really qualify to be chairman, you know, if you can really stand and just find out the rules when someone can sit and pray. So we have this rasa. But this applies not because we're living in this country, this applies whether you're in Makkah, or in Palestine, or Medina, or New York, or Toronto or London or whatever. If someone's in an absolute situation of necessity.

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We have a principle of Burrard to be able to moderate situations of necessity makes absolute, you know, this is this is a term it's called the Rudra. What is it called? gururaj. You know what that means?

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necessity, you know what the definition of that is? Someone who is who fears that if they do a particular act, then their life is severely in danger.

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Or they risk losing a major organ limb of their body.

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Time Time is short, and this was just the first point I had to mention another point as well. After that, I'm just gonna try. I'm going to neutral Iraq.

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People need to go as well. And

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Laura means necessity, where you risk losing your life or a major organ of your body. This is the situation where what happens.

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The concession comes whether wherever you are Muslims in the minority or majority.

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So I gave one example someone dying out of hunger and thirst, that's in the Quran. Drinking alcohol eating pork, hello.

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Other major sins, like what?

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Like, river interest. People say Brother, can I take the house a mortgage, I said if you're dying out of

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You know, if you're not out of hunger but if you're dying, then you can. If you think that if you do not get involved yourself in Riba and interest, and you think that you will be on the streets in Bethnal Green, I think, or whatever, and there'll be snow on you will die and you will freeze to death then hamdulillah it is permissible for you. It's no different to drinking alcohol, or other interest is the greatest thing than alcohol because the warning is very, very severe.

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So, it's the same if we say or isn't

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the same level of necessity that makes alcohol consumption Halal is the same level of necessity required for interest to be hunted.

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selling alcohol LAN Allah Who shall ribbon Hummer, Mohammed AHA said Aha Well Mark said Aha Wakanda Huzzah. The message is that Allah Hardy was telling me he talked about riba he said LAN Allah killer robot will Moo killer Russia either you are creditable. Allah has curses on the take of interest, the giver of interest, the one who writes the scribe of interest and the witness to the inter interest Allah's curses on all of them this hadith of Telemedia and some other books absolutely authenticated Hadith, and about alcoholism as well. And although Sheree will Hungary, Mohammed, Omar, Sarah, the one who drinks alcohol, the one who serves alcohol, the one who squeezes the you

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know basically makes the alcohol

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in other words anyone who's got off license shop and selling alcohol is categorically clearly absolutely totally Hara the inch the income is completely haram like absolutely haram no matter how many Hydra Nomura you do not none of that except it's like thrown back and we go to the messengers of Allah and the Sunnah Masada to salam ala Rasulillah anything to where you're coming here like you hold your money you've come with all this haram money or full of alcohol. Sorry, I'm Frank I know but these things are important. We can't just brush them under the carpet. You can't just make Islam like okay like dress like the Muslim have a big job and be it and that's it and Muslim. Islam is a

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practical way of life the way we earn is very important. Very important. What I'm allowed Halal earnings are probably one of the most important aspects of Islam as well as more Asha, social dealings.

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You know,

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there was this Imam Abu Bakr Halal students everywhere Mohammed Bin Hamad Rahim hola great Imam is wrote a whole book on this topic he talks about this but in there he talks about the importance of earning highlight etc. And then he mentioned this his he mentioned this line of poetry that a Kelton Harada.

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Attacked Allah has shaped a beat or either occult and haram or Satan Allah has shaped them a bit if you consume halal and halal doesn't mean just the ingredients even the money income gain to purchase the hood. If you consume Hana, you will obey Allah whether you want to you don't want to be pulled towards obeying Allah. And if you eat haram you will disobey Allah whether you want to you don't want to be pulled towards haram. Many of the sins and the bad things that happen in our communities properly because our nourishment is, is haram there's a hadith famous Hadith Sahih Muslim elsewhere authentic sahih Hadith where the messenger SallAllahu sallam said dua dua is not accepted. Because

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why? He mentioned the long Hadith he mentioned that there's a person who a shadow of Ebola and would do your data center, rugby rugby. There were many reasons for a person to do it except to deal with a traveler journeying to shelved, he was raising his hands, he will say yeah, rugby etc. But woman kind of who haram and will not shut up who haram haram or who they will haram for and I used to joke with daddy. His food is haram his drink is haram his nose. His clothing is haram. His nourishment is haram How can his dog ever be accepted?

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If the food is haram if the earnings are haram, they are not accepted? Well last minute maybe that's one of the reasons why our dogs are not being accepted Allah Harnam we need to make sure we eat halal food our children as well. And by him pure food pure food. You know the one of the one of the poet says about that in the early times the wives of the predecessors the seller from the second third fourth century, because that time women know is to earn I told the students today's to the wives used to say to their husbands when they used to live to earn he used to say it Takala fina WADA to terminal haram for in LA Spirou Allah Nari Walla news for in US Bureau Alan Nari wilderness

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Bureau al haram it the hula fina when I took a model haram fear Allah regarding us and don't feed us like my children and me. The wife is saying to the husband don't feed us haram for a non US Bureau annual jewelry sorry for in hospital and jewelry wilderness Bureau Allah Now we can have patients over hunger but no patients over the fire of *. We remain hungry. Okay.

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And then a woman like that today as well. I remember last year or the year before, how many months ago, this system emailed or something and she was very particular like she wanted to marry somebody but the guy he was like

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Very rich proposal etc. But she was not convinced until your income is not absolutely halal. I'm not going to marry.

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And you get people like that. Here's one Hamdulillah. And I'm sure you all of you are like that. So

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the Rura is this extreme level.

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Now, yes, for example, another example, there is a sister,

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if she feels that removing the hijab from her head, if she wears a hijab or not in one in a column talking about the hijab because niqab is not a country

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seat in your car, that's not a part ruling. I will explain that as well. But the job is like the absolute decisive we need to learn what's decisive and what's not decisive. What are the clear Quran sunnah clear rules, which there's no difference of opinion, which, throughout century, so if she is in a situation of the euro, if a sister feels that her life is in danger, she feels that her organ of the body like she really risks losing her life or extremely part organ of her body, then yes, in that particular situation, whether she's in a minority in the majority, whether she's in the east or south of the Northwest, she can remove her hijab

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all these laws of Islam, this is called the level of the ruler. We have a second level this discussion is going on, but I'm going to conclude we have a second level because a lot of people misunderstand this issue, which is the level of hijab you know what hazard means? Need? I talked about necessity.

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The first level was the definition where someone

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yeah, the fear of dying or losing a major limb of the body. Second category is Hajah. Where someone goes through hardship difficulty, but it's not extreme level. It's not you don't risk losing your life, you don't risk you know, physical injury, etc. But it's a bit tough. It's a bit difficult.

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This level of Hajah the rules don't change this level of hardware rules.

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Are you with me? concentration levels, this level of Hajah rules of Islam don't change. This is where we face waking up version is harder, like waking breaking your sleep like five in the morning. Hajah maybe going to work and coming for salata, Jumeirah, it's hard. It's hard, difficult. fasting in Ramadan in summer, this past summer and coming summer, how many hours in reverse first year?

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How many

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You know, the brothers in Norway, the first 21.5 hours in Oslo

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and the first 22 hours. And the doctors and the lawyers and barristers as well as those 20.

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You know, I shut down there when I went there in the summer, we prayed we prayed Maghrib at 10 to 11.

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What time

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10 to 11 and Asia at 12 o'clock. And this is in Oslo. Yeah. Is our time was around that time. And then another time when I went, we actually then went we took a plane and we went this is Oslo This is like the southern part of Norway. We actually took a two hour flight we went to the middle part of Oslo, which is called true so Tromso is a place where the sun doesn't descend in the summer.

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It's 24 hours daylight in the winter is 24 hours night. And then we actually then traveled another 10 hours like those are three four of us.

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Most of the man's been here he spoke here. Yeah, he was with with us, me, him and another couple of people. So we went together we went for a conference. So we actually went up to the north right to that like the end of the world. North Pole near there, right like right to the top.

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And we have you know, we're there we're Shala we use an amazing four days trip that we made

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literally praying Orisha, and it's like full of bright light. And Voyager where the sun is, you know, crucial.

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around to about half tall, it gets slightly dim like you know, we didn't have as a matter of here, it is like the sun gets close to the horizon, but it doesn't go down, sun comes back up. So you have to what the rules are and etc. That's a different discussion. But anyway, hogere is a situation where the rules of Islam do not change. Things are difficult. But yes, there's only one situation we're in the second category of laws which is called the second category of the situation, where new rules change only one

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situation, the non decisive rules

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you know the non decisive rules, the non Qatari, the new rules, you know those rules of Islam in which there is difference of opinion. One method says this, another method says this, you follow a motherboard a school or a

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scholarship, whatever, you're not qualified enough and you follow a particular way, where, according to this methodology, something is haram. But according to another methodology, another madhhab, another school, another scholar, another shahada fatwa, it's harder. And according to the school, you fall, it's haram and you've, you're encountering hardship, not to the level of the rural necessity, but somewhat, it's difficult. Then in this case, even for you, you can follow that opinion. Like, for example, even example, some people, they have the opinion that for a sister to wear the niqab is why it's necessary. Some people follow that it's a mainstream opinion from a lot

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of people. But there's an equally valid opinion of many qualified scholars who have the opinion that wearing the niqab is not worship is not necessary. And it's a valid issue. It's not only one opinion, like you have to wear it, it's two, you know, opinions are there. Now, if a sister is following an opinion that wearing the niqab face cover is necessary according to my school or my eyes, you know, share for my teachers or my mother have or whatever. But then she is in a situation of not not era, but hija she doesn't risk losing her life or risk losing a limb. But she's fearing that in this surrounding in this environment, if she's traveling underground tube network, you know,

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so it's hard people something could happen or she's in a place where there's lots of Muslims or non Muslims are looking and somebody you know, it's a harder It's difficult. It's hard to Oh, for example, she goes for Ramadan Hodge, and you know, like, you can't touch the niqab your face as well, because for in a haram state affair, you know, you can't let anything touch. So the sisters like, you know, so sisters, they wear this cap, and they're trying to touch and you know, you could fall down and you know, whatever, it's okay to take it off. It's not a problem, because it's harder.

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So in the situation, this is for those people who follow that it's necessary, though, there's others who don't even follow this necessary for them, it's not an issue. So that issue, which is disagreed upon, you can follow an easy opinion in a situation of Hydra that we have the Rura and we have hacia is just getting too much. Is it easy to understand? Yeah.

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I understand Shala you will keep in London, a very sharp, very clever, so.

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So I'm concluding. So this is the first point,

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which is the

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the first responsibility is to remain steadfast on deed, and remain despite the challenges despite the hardships despite the difficulties, Muslims living in minority, let's ensure that our faith Iman first and foremost is strong as conviction. And then we remain steadfast in our D, our earnings, our interaction, our dealings, our ibadah. All of this, we try our best to remain steadfast, even though it's difficult and the challenges are great in this

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country or in these countries where we live in a minority.

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The second responsibility and I'm just going to talk about this in 10 minutes, what time is

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they wanted to ask you questions.

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Okay, they really wanted, okay.

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The second responsibility, and especially added responsibility for Muslims living in the minority

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ensuring that we spread the message of Islam in a positive way. Very important.

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Sadly, we live in a time where there's all these negative

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messages and negative things about Muslims.

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Some things are just made up anyway. And some things we don't like is the media and some things, you know, whatever. But we still have to do our part and our job, this additional responsibility by living in a country where we are in the moment minority in the West, in spreading the true message of Islam, which is mercy and compassion.

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Like I think you mentioned also part of the, your,

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your what? Your tolerance and patience, etc. Part of the aims and objectives.

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This is a very important, important aspect and we talk about this a lot, but I just want to just briefly talk about it.

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This is an additional responsibility. Why because we live in a place where there's Muslims are in the majority people don't have doubts about Islam, like everyone's a Muslim. Here. We're trying to make sure that we don't become a barriers for people in accepting Islam.

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rather than at least, at least we shouldn't do something that we become barriers from people becoming Muslims. I mean, really we should be being positively spreading, giving positive message of Islam and rather what's happening here we are becoming various, the way we and this you know, sometimes we talk about this but sadly we should we should all myself included, we should all look at the way we act and behave and deep. We can talk about Islam we can go in and say like, yes, muslims or muslims do this and Muslims do that. But how I as an individual man or a woman, how am I behaving daily on a daily basis, when no one's watching is no one's looking only, like Allah is

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looking and there's nobody like that knows you. You're in the middle, like on a public road. How am I driving a car, for example?

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Somebody said, what's the Sunnah of driving a car?

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There's rules. Of course, driving the car is not a bit. By the way.

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It wasn't at the time the messenger Salallahu Alaihe. Salam, Mr. Murphy, that this whole discussion will be the eyes.

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What's the Sunnah? What if, for example, if you wanted to talk what? Or like a discussion? What is the Islamic way of driving a car? What are the etiquettes? What's the add up?

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What are the mannerisms? And what what's the sun away? I sit in his brother.

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Do you want to know what the Sunnah of driving a car is? For one moment? Close your eyes and imagine and think if they were causing the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam and if the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was behind the steering wheel and driving a car, how do you think he would drive a car and then drive like that?

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How do you think by you knowing his Shama if you've read the Shama Did he see his gentleness His compassion, His mercy his the way you know him looking down and like giving way would you how would you drive

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just imagine he would drive anyone want to pass by and let anyone go not have an argument for get non Muslims we have an argument like outside the masjid commotion. You just say I hope please not to Muslims. And lo and behold, you go definitely to Muslims. Ramadan time, if third time commotion outside, you hear something I pray for? Peace. I hope that's not Muslims. Still Muslims. You come in the street, someone's coming from this way. Someone's going from this way, like Okay, you go back. No, you go back, you go back, you go back. Alright, we'll just go back a bit later, should we do mistura in the machete do let em reconnect so in The Lord of your a gentle man not by you supposed

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to be a gentleman or an angry man? Gentleman while we call gentleman. We're not gentle. But you know, we like to be called gentleman.

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There was this one brother once he came to me. He was telling me and like he was actually boasting, like thinking, we don't even think this is but they said you don't want like the other day, like in less than we have this real narrow streets. Maybe you have them here as well said there was one car coming from there. And I was coming from there and the brother down there like I told him you move back and he said, No, you move back into you move back. And you know what I? I want I didn't let him move back. I didn't move back. I made him move. But he said that he just wouldn't move.

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So he said the other the other person. He said, I'm not going back. I'm not going to move. He said I'm not going to move as up. So he said he switched off his engine. And he just thought he clearly you know, he fold his arms and put his feet on the dashboard and said okay, we're gonna do so you know what this brother said? The Muslim brother is talking to me right in front of me. And this he's not even thinking it's bad. Like he's it's like, Is this a joke? He said you know what I did? My My house is just two streets away. I had my son with me I say you know what, if you want to do that, I came with the car attacked us. It's going you you can wait your whole night. My just live down

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And when I walked away, then he realized he started going back. And then I won the argument and I was just saying to myself stuff.

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Stuff it Allah serious. Like, I mean, how can you be a Muslim and do that? These are basic etiquette. We don't even think these things are part of Islam.

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How we do it deal with a person in the post office. We want to all talk about Islam is peace and mercy and compassion and this and that, and Muslims didn't do this and do that. Each individual Muslim changes, the whole Muslim Ummah changes.

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We, we want everyone to change except ourselves. This is the problem that we'll start with our own. So I myself first First I need to change. Then the next everyone takes it upon themselves. This is what the Quran says. Yeah, you're letting me know Ali Coleman full circle. Oh, you believe take care of yourself. Leonora CommandA later today, too. If you're guided, other people deviate, it won't harm you. You just sort yourself out.

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That doesn't mean you don't give that away. There's actually a hadith context of this verse. The messenger

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sallallahu alayhi salam said, you know, when he was asked about this verse that like, do we not think about other people? He said, well, a time will come will come under before things and around time. But when there are four things, then this ayah applies that don't worry about anybody else. Just Just take care of yourself. And one of them was when you see that Elijah Bakula VIERA you and everyone is so

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obsessed with their own opinion, nobody wants to listen. He said two things with our writer Shan Mota and we're another couple of things but one of the things was when were Jada Cooley they are in their life when nobody wants to listen, you said whether this halal or haram like no it's okay you know, nobody wants to say don't judge me don't when a time comes when nobody wants to listen to anyone. The messengers of Allah dissidents had this ayah applies no doubt why not just you just look after yourself and go and just protect your human and your children family and just go

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to Addis Ababa hurry. So anyway

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our our the way we act, this we just need to we need to ensure we we we don't do things that give a negative picture of Islam, spreading this Rama this messenger sallallahu alayhi salam was what Ramadan lil al Amin, Omar, Seneca Illa Rahmatullah Nabil there's one Hadith he said in Nama and Rama to move that I am a mercy that was sent as gift to you, Allah is the giver of the gift and you are the recipients of the gift and I am the gift in the form of mercy.

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And so this is something that we need to

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spread through our actions through you know, through our interactions and we have this responsibility of showing this Rama to to all the people around us if we live in a community and area you know, they realize like this this is how Muslims are and I'm sure a lot of people do you know recently as well in the floods etc. A lot of Muslims did a lot of good things mashallah, you know, they went and helped this gives a good positive sort of image of Islam very important. You know, I just mentioned this remember this one incident and with this there was one great Imam known as Imam Mohammed bin Hassan a che Bernie Rahim hola the students remember what Khalifa

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where he was living in Iraq.

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His next door to him was a Jewish man selling his house

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so somebody came to buy the house

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and Muslim came to buy a house to you know, ask him about the house. The price of his house was very expensive is like double the price the normal properties. So he said what's wrong? Like how come your price double? So well there's one price for the house and one prices for living next to this Imam Muhammad.

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The Imam of the Muslims you will never get a neighbor like this. How are we good neighbors like that. Can people say in our community that Muslim please don't go away from our area like non Muslims say they cried a bag

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or other inconvenienced

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inconveniencing others whether Muslims or non Muslims is haram and sinful in any way shape or form you can't harm people. And that includes when we practice Islam. When we are fasting in Ramadan, we are fasting not the whole world. We shouldn't be making noise we taraweeh time Iftar time that I know scholars who actually who live in non Muslim areas who actually when they wake up they tell the women of the household that make sure when you cook food etc don't bang the pans etc. We don't want the Sikh or the Hindu family next door waking up because of our soul. It's sinful.

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This is part of Islam you know the messenger SallAllahu Sallam when he would wake up at tahajjud Salah this hadith the body

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the Hadith says karma away then well my shout away then well further Hello Baba roid and wakamaru way that he would tip toe

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Salah What is this? Imagine

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when you would wake up from his room from his bed he would tip toe open the door slowly walk slowly open the door. Enter wudu slowly light

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so that forgets neighbors, his own wife. So you either are Aisha doxa de Corradi Allahu Allah, who is the narrator of this hadith relates in Sahih al Bukhari not to not to what

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harm and inconvenience her and break asleep.

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Imagine people like us raise stuff. People in this house don't wake up like we just, you know, we won't we want everybody to know we wake up. we've woken up for the hydrosol on Pamela.

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Because it's not foreign. It wasn't fun for her. He would wake up early then he would wake her wake her up like slightly later. Like, you know when it's closer to the time of budget, but he is offering Salah and 200 all night long. The wife doesn't have to do that let her sleep, inconveniencing family members, neighbors will recover

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for Serato Jumeirah, we can inconvenience people. We're not doing the favor on Allah that we have a right now to do whatever we want and park our cars in any way on a double yellow line or a triple yellow line or a red line or whatever. But in corners, It's haram.

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It is haram in Islam to park in a cop car in a way that will obstruct others and harm others.

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is haram is not under the law of the land. That's another discussion. People agree disagree. That's the debate. We're talking about harming someone

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obstructing people like imagine blocking someone like me sitting in a lecture and are blocked some of the kind of money to go like somebody's there was an emergency what's happened and somebody lost their life and you know, they couldn't even get to their family members because he was obstructed in the masjid.

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Once they blocked an ambulance entrance, a missing person was offering Galloway prayed in a city.

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These are very, very important aspects of Islam. This is the Rama This is the Mercy This is the compassion of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with which he came when that's why the final is a Hadith. They should be right at the beginning because at the end, there's a hadith and Sunnah be the OED known as Hadith or muscle cell Bill Olia. You know, the students or the other people know, that hadith that students hear as the first Hadith from the teacher when they study Hadith like this is the first thought is continuously goes back all the way back and to to a particular Dabiri and then it goes to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the contiguity it doesn't go

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all the way to the messenger SallAllahu Sallam goes to a Wi

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Fi it's known as how do you build muscle sellable overly, throughout the world everywhere in Arab lands, non Arab lands everywhere when students study Hadith, the first hadith is that is taught that this is the first Hadith like every student says the first Hadith I read from my shell because this hadith, then every other hadith is called Hadith almost Sal, Sal, Bella Walia. Raha moon or hum of Mora Manu terracotta Allah, your humble man fell out of your hand command for Sama, or your Hmong community, some others two ways.

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Those who have mercy, Rahman Tabata COVID Allah has mercy on them have mercy on the people of the earth wanting to have his will have mercy on us not literally speaking but have mercy on the people of the earth and Allah would have mercy upon you.

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This is imagined this is the Hadith

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so this is a very important to responsibility that we have to show compassion to mercy with our character with our you know attitude with our behavior with our sort of way and practices. So these are the two basic points and messages that had Sharla Do you remember them the first one was what

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just summarize remaining steadfast on Iman and practicing of Deen regardless of how difficult it is that doesn't mean we all perfect I'm not perfect you guys older than me but we all try and if you try not make things like dilute religion not things are clear it's clear that haram week roaming system become Charlemagne to alpha male try my best that's the best attitude have not started making no no this no I don't agree and this is no. So if we really think that this is something that is hard, it's difficult but inshallah make dua for me and like I'll just end on this, that sometime one of my chef was saying once that you know when things are difficult to practice Islam make dua and

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ask Allah to make it easy for you.

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And he say to Allah, Allah, you know, pray to Allah beg to Allah, Allah, Allah, I can't. I'm involved in this like sin i This is a difficult thing. Please, please. And normally Allah will then make it easy. And then the chef said that multitrack with money will say, he said, if it doesn't happen, at least up you can tell Allah, Allah asked to I told you, I may do it. At least you could say that to Allah.

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That you said asked me and I was involved in this this thing was very difficult and I cried and begged at least I tried. You said asked me what on your schedule to come. I asked you at least I did that at least you could say that. So that's the first thing and the second one was showing compassion mercy insha Allah may Allah grant us the ability to have you to practice Akula

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