Sufi, Salafi, Ash’ari, Deobandi, Barelwi- Ethics of Disagreement

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hamdulillah first of all, we praise our Creator loss to Allah.

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It's indeed an honor and a privilege to be here with you today. This forces winter conference, a very important conference. And from listening to some of the comments while sitting here, gathered, there are people from many different cities. As far as the brothers telling me Manchester, there's a brother here from Manchester, whole, north south. So hamdulillah it's a good

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The topic that I have that I need to address you shall love principles of unity and the man is of differing. It's a very important topic.

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I actually gave a lecture just a, I think a month ago, on the same topic at this university. Cambridge University, I was just here, I think it was a month ago.

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It's a very important topic, especially for

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forces especially for Isaac's particularly for brothers and sisters involved in Islamic work.

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We all know that in the various universities that we have across the country, all the ISOFIX we have people from all different backgrounds, from all different ethnicities, different castes, different cultural upbringing, different backgrounds. People have different, diverse religious upbringings.

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And we are all different. And this can sometimes create

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a lot of problems, and can be a negative influence on our Darrell work rather than be a positive influence. And we find them and this is I mean, I visit the universities across the country on a regular basis. We have lectures, even just three days ago, Wednesday, when I was in Liverpool University, and I gave a talk on this topic. They wanted me to talk about the ethics of disagreement, because they've got they have major problems within the ISOC. And every young brother or sister I speak to who is involved with the ISOC. It's always the same problem. Always the same problem. There's politics involved, different people want to take over, they want to bring this

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because they want to bring this because their ideas, their methodology, their man has them have their Muslim, they have Michelob, whatever, you know, it's just not seriously these are words used.

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And it's just a major problem. And that's why I want to address this. And I'm going to be quite frank in some of the things I say, and you have absolute

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freedom to disagree with me. It's not a problem. You can disagree with me. We're going to learn about the principles of unity and the manners of disagree. Right. So there's no problem whatsoever. You can disagree with me in the q&a. Just don't beat me up. Just just you know.

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But I think some things have to be said.

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And it's very important that we discuss these issues in an open and frank manner.

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Allah subhanho data has blessed us with a unique DNA a unique religion. It's an amazing religion.

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This theme in every aspect of its teachings we find that there is moderation this OMA is full of moderation Allah said in the Quran. Okay, very good. Jana Coco Mata Masada we have made you a moderate OMA teaches moderation a balanced OMA and how Deen of Islam if you look at all the laws of Islam, every single teaching of Islam you see that it's full of moderation it's in the middle. This is what the team is guide us to all our take us on to the straight path which is between the path of Allah lugar Allah him and Wilbur Lee is the middle path.

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So this is a beautiful religion that Allah has blessed us with

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If you look in some other faiths, in some other faith communities, they have some they have a system or they have certain systems in place. Like in Catholics, for example, they have a system in place the system of hierarchy, where what happens is that you have certain levels of authority, you have certain positions, there are certain people in charge, you have certain levels you have the bishop, you have the archbishop, you have the deacon the Archdeacon, you have the pope who is the final absolute authority in terms of what will be the religious based injunction and ruling nobody can disagree with the Pope whatsoever, because for them, for the Catholics, Pope is infallible, not

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assume, for us for Muslims and this is agreed upon only the Gambia and the prophets of Allah. So Allah Allahu wa salam, O Allah image mine are infallible all of them, besides the messengers of Allah. Nobody's infallible, this is our field. And believe me, this is agreed upon by all the Muslims, but they consider the Pope to be found infallible. And hence, if a pope was to rule or judge, or voice his opinion or give his position or his viewpoint or his stance on a particular matter, then what no matter what, regardless of whether his viewpoint conforms with the religious scripture or not, regardless of whether 50 Cardinals consider his HDR to be totally off track,

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and complete deviance that said, it has to be accepted.

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And you find this within some other communities as well, like in Hindus, for example, they have this system in place as well. It's more of in Hinduism, it's more based on the caste system, you have this position, the status, this rank, based on what your ethnic ethnic background is, this happens in India and elsewhere. And these people, and every position has a certain limit and area of jurisdiction, certain power. So the bishop bishop has a certain power, that the Pope will have absolute authority, the Cardinals, they'll have a certain amount of power. And you find that within within Hindus as well. And these people are all elected is election taking place. You guys are doing

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elections as well, he I don't know, tomorrow or whatever, but they are elected. Now you can elect someone, you can elect someone who's a meal and make a mistake, that can be possible. Nobody's infallible. These people are elected, elected by the people, the public, the other Cardinals these it takes election. It's not a God given appointment. It's not appointed, but the Pope is not appointed by God. For us, the messenger appointed by Allah, Allah cannot make a mistake. So they have this within them. And therefore nobody is able to disagree with these people in public position, this absolute authority for the pope belongs the absolute authority.

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Now, in this system of hierarchy, there is this is

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that if there are major conflicts, disputes, problems, if there are major issues, issues in which there's a major difference of opinion between the photos of the faith, then it's very easy for them, they have the Pope to judge and decide he gives the final absolute routing and story. And that's why a lot of the non Muslims, they don't understand some of the Catholics, they actually asked this question of the Muslims, who designed for the Muslims who speaks for the Muslims. There's that many opinions of Muslims, as many as Muslims, they are in the world, because everybody has his own opinion. Nobody wants to listen to us another problem. Nobody likes us with anybody else. You know,

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everyone wants their own opinion. And that's what I say goes my way or the highway. So they ask who speaks for the Muslims?

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Who speaks? That's an oft asked question. Who speaks for the Muslims? for them? It's very easy. And it is indeed, this is an ease that is found in the Catholics, that one person can decide end of dispute and argumentation. But there are major harms in that system of hierarchy. Major harms, there are numerous harms from an Islamic perspective, one of the major harms is that scholarly research investigation all of this ceases

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because if you cannot disagree with a poll, then what's the point in trying to come to a correct ruling or trying to understand the Scripture? If you If today there was if in Islam, for example, as human presuming that was a position that whatever the grand che have the time says of us her for example, right? Nobody can disagree, then nobody would investigate and look into the books and research. Nobody would. What's the point? But the mere fact that Alhamdulillah Allah has blessed us with such a religion that the grand shake of the world, say something

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We can all disagree. And it's happened to shareholders or once gave a ruling about something to do with interest and like 80% of the Muslim world, were outraged by his position.

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We don't accept this, regardless of who you are. This is the beauty of our religion. Right? So in the hierarchy system, the major harm is one of the major harms and problems is that scholarly work research investigation ceases. And number two, the greatest harm is that the person in authority could not may not be someone who's fixed to hold that position. And there has been cases in history that certain people who are murderers

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they're mugging on the middle of the road, in the past life or history, not past life, but in the present life and past present life. You know what I'm trying to say?

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They actually previous life, they actually they became Pope's, and there's a severe danger of malpractice. And therefore, they took those positions and they use the religion to serve their own interests. They're not infallible. So these are major harms. So the question now comes that okay, these are major humps in Islam, you don't have absolute authority, then who decides?

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Who decides in Islam?

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This is the question. A non Muslims always ask this question, then who decides, Okay, we have these these major harms, there's many harms in the system of hierarchy. But within the Muslims, you don't have one absolute authority.

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Then when there are differences, when Muslims are disagreeing, then who decides?

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Major question

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$100 million question. Who decides? Who's right? You know, you know, the title of my talk at Liverpool University Wednesday was who's right? I started to talk I said, You know what, I'm right.

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This is the this is this is the planet, we're living in every one and saying, I am right. There is no possibility of Iam me being wrong. It's just impossible. It's just impossible. You are wrong, full stop. There is no possibility of you being right. I am right. It's impossible for me to be incorrect. The district you just don't entertain that idea for even a split second of our life, close our eyes and think maybe do could I be wrong, but just we don't just entertainment. Now the question is, who decides? The answer to this question, brother assistance is that in Islam, we have two types of rulings. We have two types of laws, the whole of Islam. Right, there's two two main

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areas of the laws of Islam. We have issues that are considered to be the issues which are not there yet. We have Qatari and money in Islam. We have got a young veneered country here are those lows like Allah says in the Quran? Who Allah the answer it can kita we know

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who Kitab whoa Haru watershed? It is Allah your Lord who revealed a book to you in the book that is the absolute decisive laws, rulings, who no one can tell. That's the main part of the book, the decisive ones, the unambiguous ones, the clear ones. That's the real essence. That's the real part of the book of Allah. And then he said, Whoa, hold on with a Sharpie. Yes, there are certain laws in the Quran, which are

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undecisive they are ambiguous. They are not absolutely are probable this will we call them knee you have, we have done these are probable use of Islam.

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Allah says after that, nobody said

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zero. And those people who have some sort of perversity in the hearts and they like to cause friction, the ones whose hearts are bent, and there's a problem and they've got a disease in the hearts zone, fire. The Chava you know what they do? All day long. They just keep on running around and following and pursuing those things that are not cleaned

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up shall be that

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that non decisive rulings that's what they want to argue about and debate about all day long for malaria and HIV, they want to be Aruna Myrtaceae then Allah tells us you know why they want to do that.

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You know why alignment tells us the reason if the law and fitness they want to create fitness as a word in Arabic, if it's not is a comprehensive term. It's not just to do in boyfriend girlfriends, you know, it's not,

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you know, for Chantal

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Allen now, it's a test. It's a trial. It's a unique word in Arabic language.

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If there are al fitna to create chaos, animosity, hatred, disillusion people just being confused.

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used, they like controversies. So the answer is that we have two types of loads of Islam. You know, the majority of the rules and the rulings of Islam brothers and sisters majority are such that there is no two opinions regarding them if you ask any Muslim

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This is what am I saying? What are the absolute laws of Islam as such

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that these are the ones that there are no two opinions. So the question that who decides the answer is that in terms of the better yours the absolute the decisive rules and laws and injunctions of Islam, you don't need anyone to decide but because nobody's disagreeing, and in fact, the majority, like Allah said, who don't own will get up the majority of the laws of Islam Arcata yet.

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Like I said in one of the talks about 70% Allah knows best about the percentage but a large percentage of our deen of our religion, there is no difference of opinion between any Muslim

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is there a difference of opinion between Muslim to the backbiting

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no jealousy, you know this Sufi people say jealousy is the surface you know is haram. The Shafi say maybe jealousy is the molecule is anything other. Does anybody talk about? Is there any difference of opinion about having a show in salah the has shown what

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is there any difference of opinion about local reliance and Allah subhanaw taala about sun and Tamil Allah Kanika the main part of Islam 70% of the laws of Islam are

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absolute decisive laws.

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And the point that I want to make here is that unfortunately, some some of you might think that is that is that really the case that 70% is decisive and no difference of opinion? Yes. But why does it seem minor? You know why? Because we like to just make a big fuss out of the 30%.

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That said, Muslims, especially young people, especially the ones who will not practicing and suddenly become practicing, and they went through a certain way methodology, a certain way of coming to the path of Islam. That's it. This is the only way any other way that's if you're comfortable, the Euro Mushrik you you're going to get out of your bag. This is the only way that the whole world's going to the fire of Howard semi.

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The journey of Allah Perez is quite big, you're gonna get a border system, we're going to do the bicep, you and a few friends and mates. Come where your company has tried to bring everybody with you. But since this is a problem, why? It doesn't seem like that like a one on one once a brother said to me that it looks like most of Islam has this disagreement. I said you're wrong. Look at the Quran. Look at the Hadith. in Sahih al Bukhari in the books of Hadith. There's not only chapters about how to pray here, here, I mean, loudly, suddenly, fingers that fit here there is only about that. It's just like a percentage is seriously. Look, that's just a percentage. What about all the

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other chapters of guitar record and about about etiquettes about mannerism, what all those should nobody even thinks about yourself, the whole section is available, high availability with maintaining ties, rights of your parents rights of the your neighbors, rights of your children, marital issues, husband, wife, relationship, children issues, there's so many issues that we can focus upon. But we don't want to do that. Because you know why we human beings, by nature we we are sensationalist. We like we thrive on controversies. We are fascinated by controversies. You know, have a talk on on the rights of maybe backbiting a talk on backbiting and ISOC how such a severe

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since you got a few people have a talk we're going to talk about some of these other people have to deal with the whole University. Welcome,

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everybody. Yeah. This is all interesting. For some people this is this is human nature. It's very unfortunate. It's very unfortunate Tuesday, it's very unfortunate, because we like you know, go onto the forums as well on the internet. Start a forum on you know, let's talk about how we should try to act upon the Hadith of the messenger of allah sallallahu and you send them now you know I had a good

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email you have been enough somebody actually did start this, that you cannot be a complete brother or sister you cannot be a complete believer until you don't like for your fellow Muslim brother or sister we like this. Have a seminar on that talk about how you know how many times you can how many things you can do in your life. Or for example, Allah talks about look at the Quran surah to the Quran, one of the most important sutras, Allah says yeah, you're learning which Telugu cathedra may have been avoid suspicion.

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Oh, you believe each 10 you will get the ramen Allah and avoid suspicion in Banda

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Only if because suspicion is a major major sin, much of it is sin. Now talk about that

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suspicion suspecting people of being wrong is a major haram activity and Islam major have far greater harm than anything you could think about, like the things that we'd like to argue or make a fuss about. far greater. It's a clear it's black and white. This is what we call a yard. You know, the reason why, you know, this is a 70% of the laws of Islam, they call it decisive, and they call decisive because they're in black and white in the Quran and Sunnah. And there's no two opinions because you can't have them because the clearer and you know the 30% of the laws of Islam that that we disagree with, and we have differences of opinion the mere fact actually one thing most of the

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time, the mere fact that there is a difference of opinion about an issue is a proof for you that this is not clear black and white in the Quran, sunnah.

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It's not if it was black and white Do you think any other Muslim would disagree with you? Why I'm saying disagreeing love decision because there are no black and white in the Quran. They're not clear if it was in

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an hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen or Rama or Hemara QBD and then oh you believe

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these movies

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do some work trying to say

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it would be crystal clear there in the Quran who would disagree? The mere fact that there is disagreement is enough as a direct proof that this is not a foregone conclusion. It's not a foregone conclusion it's not

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so we need to talk about the yard where

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the absolute

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what does the law say each then you will get a nominal one. Oh you who believe avoid suspicion in Nevada one nation. Now why don't we have in the icebox programs seminars people talking how how do you avoid how you work on yourself to

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remove the illness of suspecting people you see or you see a brothers just talking to a sister said anything maybe there's something going on? Right? I knew

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I was telling you yesterday I knew something was going on.

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Okay, can you just think about maybe there's you know, there's some important issue to be discussed here. Or you see someone just walking past a park and suppose somebody is solid time and a brother just drove down past the masjid you can think of 101 as something you know situations give him excuses maybe someone's just critically ill and he has to run to the hospital maybe he's just offered a server in another question and he's going home because his wife is calling him and he has to run

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or maybe maybe there's a another messy there's a helicopter that's taking place in here. Now these are issues this is the major important main focus of Islam. Rather than arguing about whether your hand should be here in prayer whether you should be here or whether you fish should be that distant or should be like this or whether you should do this. This these are not issues to discuss especially in this day and age.

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We are an ummah that's really on fire you know if you have a family living in a household you have disagreements. We have differences of opinion mother in law daughter in law the oldest problem in the world yeah siblings you have smooth issues petty issues that it's part and parcel of life but imagine one day your house is on fire right you start still keep on arguing emerging Marino's upstairs and say haha you're gonna get burned get burnt out I'm just gonna jump out from here

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you didn't wait could be doing cool the food there was too less salt hope you die.

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Is that what they do? Brothers and sisters you know having fun you literally give your life to save your brother or sister whom you were just having an argument with 20 minutes ago. You don't clean the room and you're you're you're very untidy it was your house on fire, you're gonna save your brother sister. Exactly. We have differences in the 30% of the laws of Islam. But we live in a time that we need to all be together. There's no time of arguing about and debating about his petty issues. There's just no time for that. And this is what we mean that the money issues. And so these are other issues talk about this is my first message to basically especially in in your eyes, socks

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and with impulses. Because of the diversity because of people being from different backgrounds. You will never be able to settle any issue in Eisah. You can saturate in your local community. You live in an area in Birmingham, for example, or you have your own type of people that you can set. But you come to a university what is ERPs and bearings and Kuwaitis and Somalis, Egyptians and Punjabis and Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis. And you

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reverts and all sorts of different backgrounds Hanafi sherfane, Maliki hammary some some who don't follow school people who are inclined towards the soap some are not.

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Some are brigade some of Dilbert these brands so many names easily just lost count, notably ag and TJ and HT and f t and S t and BT in front of us does come Why don't call ourselves Muslims. That's it who was among among Muslims in the Quran? Allah said Ibrahim peace be upon him who are some common Muslim in America, we will be heard. That's it Muslim full stop. I mean, I'm not saying it's haram to use these terms, but it's going to cause friction and disunity, then maybe it will be wrong. So especially in these universities, because we have differences. The first point is focused on the 70% of the laws of Islam, the ones regarding which there is no difference in opinion about

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who should have talks about how to rather than have talks about arguing and debating whether your fingers should be wiggling or not wiggling. Talk about Sure. Allah says in the Quran, somebody will want to be those people who offer Salah Alladhina, whom Ancelotti himself who those who are heedless in their prayer. This is like someone praying Allah is telling us destruction wall and to be those people who pray but yet they don't have to shoot in the prayer. You know, you have to do and you have to shoot who don't belong here who shoot.

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Externally, we need to pray like the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam prayed when he said home for Salah, find the Quran to Sally's a newcomer right to Munoz, we are better than Caymans pray three times he said. Repeat your prayer. And they showed him to be calm and composed and awfully a sutra with a lot of conviction with with externally becoming composed. And then internally

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concentration that's what you call crucial. How to acquire that crucial insula. That's more important in this verse For oily mousseline Allah said one one to be those people who pray yet there are he doesn't mean they don't have to shoot they are more bothered about other people. Like if I if I'm for example, if I'm offering sada right, and I'm more concerned about the woman next to me how he or she is paying, whether she's raising his raising his hands or not how can I have cushion my prayer?

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I have mentioned this I think in other lectures over you know, one once he happened to this brother next to me, and I was offering salah and the way I you know lift my finger was different than the way he does it. I mean, these are certain ways that hadith you can you can disagree and argue about this until the cows come home and you're not going to seriously come to a solution. These issues have been discussed in Congress or how they disagree

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Sahaba Ridhwan image mine disagreed about many issues about raising hands this disagreed some companies used to pray like this some companies put it in a different way about Amin about tarawih about all these issues.

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The Companions disagreed that have your own after after the companions the father was not the Allahu Anhu they disagree. And the subsequent for AHA Imams were had they thought they disagreed. books have been written. There's actually I just sort of bought recently 80 pages long book of some early scholars in the fourth century about whether a person should say I'm in love you or not

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seriously 80 pages with all the Hadees and chains are argued and I saw a book 300 pages about whether a person should not be raising his hands in prayer 300 pages not in Bangladesh language or in Pakistan language in Arabic. These are all books written classically 300 pages of evidences of discussion, but you can still refute it, but 300 that a man or a woman when they have a prayer they should only raise their hand in the beginning and then not raise it afterwards 300 pages right but is it 100% conclusive? No. So these things have been happening people have been disagreeing about decisions. So this person or praying salon next to me you know the way I was raising my finger

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overshadow Allah, Allah Allah, masha Allah Muhammad and outdoor Zulu and then slightly lower it, I don't shake the finger.

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Different ways. This person was of the opinion shall have no problem with different ways of doing things. These are also new ways of shaking his finger hamdulillah anyway, but he had a problem of me not shaking the finger. Right. So now what happened was, he was offering ceramics to me and then he was probably so much he nudged me anything.

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Seriously, this happened to us at a university by the way.

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If you literally

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literally shoved me, nudged me anyway.

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For way too little mousseline and ADINA, whom ansata himself who want to be those people who are laughing from the present how

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shouldn't even know what I'm doing. Allah says it's probably the hadith of Gibreel. Underwood Allah, Malaya Hassan

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worship Allah as though you are seeing him this guy was worshipping Allah and see me.

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The hadith says Worship Allah as though you are seeing Allah, how can you see the person next to us, you should not even be concerned about whether person's feet Ah, now I'm offering Sedona, you know, if I'm doing this and the brothers moving on, and you're moving your feet, and then he's moving, and it's just

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whether you want to keep your feet wide, or you want to keep it like this, just at least pray no, we live in a time that people are not even praying this

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seriously, there are people who are leaving Islam. I've met so many youngsters, myself over eight 910 who have left the path of Islam and some of them because of these political difference, these kinds of disputes and arguments and these kinds of issues. I remember there was a sister who actually reverted to Islam. This is a while back, somebody told me about this. Very unfortunate, very sad, she became Muslim. And certainly, it was one of the universities. And when she became Muslim, the people who helped her to become Muslim, they can boil these books, they're looking at the status good, you should read these books. Next day, some other sisters came and they saw so all

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these books, these are all professional with our books, they came and said these are this will give you the right books. Shoot, okay, maybe one sisters bought all these other books and literature in English. The third day some other sisters came, who gave me these books, these are old gopher books and all sorts of books. These all run books will give you the right books for today. The same thing you know what this purchase is? She actually left the house. She said, You know, what's all this fuss about? Why should I bother with it, you know, save myself the hassle and leave the storm altogether.

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This is what happens. Because we don't want to promote Islam we want to promote our own manhood our own ideology, our own Muslim, our own che our own clan our own. That's basically what it is, basically, is what it is. So the first point is that the Carter years focus on those issues, talk about axon talk about our reliance on Allah talk about the diseases of the heart, focus on these kinds of issues, how to be a better Muslim how to give the rights of allah how to fulfill the agreed how to fulfill the rights of the Creator and how to fulfill the rights of the creation. We have obligations opponents how to how to be a cold, courteous individual, the etiquette,

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the etiquette and how to be a cordial individual. That's there's so much to learn about all of that. And it's all in the Quran and Sunnah. The longest verse in the Quran, Allah does not talk about the moment or something like that, you know, the longest verse in the Quran is about what Allah says, Yeah, you're learning

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to be Danila, LGD Muslim and taboo. Well, you have to pay the bill. Or you believe when you take a loan from someone write it down, someone conduct transactions about loan transactions. The brother who's arguing all day long about the safe part of Allah probably has got a 10 pound loan that he hasn't paid off yet.

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There's nothing other than the Quran. Allah talks about the basic, which everybody agrees upon. That can be the Shaco was an odyssey move on. Everybody who is a political theory che, if you know what I'm talking about, some of you may know, there is nothing like that people just all the energy is misused. In hooking up with allies there on the throne, his attributes, the literal and metaphorical is actually meant to be the authority

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for everybody who's a police accommodation, who's in Europe, every Muslim agrees on that. And that's the only thing Allah will ask us after that you can have differences of opinion, everybody's a Muslim, everybody's part of our scenario. It's not a problem in the secondary issues, his move on and seriously when we waste our time in those kinds of arguments. Our focus, our concentration on the real issues is uplifted. We are not able to have concentration in Surah

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our dealings or look at the Quran.

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While trust me, mahalo. All these things are in the Quran, Allah talks about these issues in the Quran.

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So, the 30% of the laws of Islam, the 30%, the answer about that the question was, who decides? The answer was that 70% of the laws that decisive the patriarch are such that you don't even need anyone to decide because we all agreed to focus on that. Yes, we have a 30% of laws of Islam, in which there is a difference of opinion, who decides and those we don't need anyone to decide because we don't want everybody to agree.

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Allah wanted difference of opinion.

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Allah wanted in the 3035 whatever percent of the laws of Islam, Allah wanted it. You might say how do you know how did you ask Allah

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normally anima suave imagery.

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How do I know that Allah wanted it? Allah says

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The Quran I'll give you an example. You know in the Quran is a verse about talks about

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menstrual periods sorry electricity and the duration of the idea you know when a woman is divorced when when a man and woman go through a divorce, upon divorce the wife has to observe what you know what we know no one has done Allah says well

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yeah Tara Basner and for say henna Salah setup guru, a divorced woman, she has to observe the waiting period Allah says the guru plural of course in Arabic. Now the word guru, yeah, in other words, Guru Guru, you look at it in the Arabic language dictionary you carry from a linguistic point of view, until you die, you will not come to conclusion which of the two meanings that is

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one meaning of the word borrowed from a linguistic point of view is that it means menstrual period.

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The other meaning is the opposite which is the period of purity between two menstrual periods. Which one does Allah mean? Does she have to wait for the three periods or three periods of purity? Hallo which one? Now the Sahaba disagreed companions was a group of companions after the messengers of Allah Islam left this world they have these people are using like Hadith just promote and support their viewpoint. What that it means hate

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pure menstrual period. I have another group they are like 10 Hadith to prove that is.

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Until today, we have methods the shelf remodeler has another position 100 familiar with another position that somebody might have as another position the Merde keep another position differently mom different

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now, we know Allah is it will hate right now we believe everybody believes in a loving I didn't believe Eliza no of the Senate has not passed there is no present for Allah. Allah knows everything. Didn't Allah know when he was creating humanity? When Allah was revealing his verse, didn't Allah know that a time will come to the Companions who disagree? What is to her or hate?

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Your children Alana was what do you think Eleni? So why didn't Allah save us the hassle and say, You know what, just pray don't say that to her make a minor pregnant.

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He knew there will be a massive disagreement. So why not just put it down Haven or to her one of the two Why leave it ambiguous? Why? Because this is Allah wanting the scholars to go into a deep investigating Jewish Jihad research look at the Hadith, so that you spend your time and scholarly work and have differences of opinion, respect differences of opinion. One lady that asked us in the Quran has two meanings, opposite meanings in the admiral lane. When the night comes or when the night goes, sunrise sunset, both of us were lady the assassin. And there's numerous examples. So there's a wisdom Allah wanted. So we just agree the 70% of the laws of Islam, we can disagree. We

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can disagree. The Sahaba Radi Allahu Anhu agreed. But they still accepted one another, they never disunited. We accept differences of opinion, we have much more profound to share, we share the shahada, and

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not just that we share the 70% of the decisive loser of Islam. So the 30%, why can't we just respect one another and leave people to what they believe and what I'm saying here? I'm not saying

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that we should all change our mother hubs and methodology. I'm not saying that.

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I'm not saying that.

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Someone has a particular background, you follow a mother, you skipped someone you don't want to put on help. It's up to you, if you stick to that. I'm not saying people should change. That's not what I'm saying. I'm not saying but what I am saying is that we stick to what we believe to be correct. And what do we do? We respect other people's positions. And this is actually a famous car. In principle, the owner might have always been using you know what this car idea is.

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But the hub owners

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listen to this very important kind of Manhattan, especially when you have terminal hubba hubba hubba on

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my position my way, I think like I could say, personally, not an example me personally, I follow a particular Muslim Muslim methodology men hedge. Right. But I respect all the other methodologies. I think, from what I studied from my teachers and my background, I'm on my methodology and the institutions that I studied in, I think, Inshallah, hopefully, you know, 80% we are right, but there's a 20% chance that I could be wrong. Because it's not clear black and white. There's a possibility that I could be wrong. I also set out in a certain way, right.

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It's possible that I could be wrong and I can find on the next slide that I was wrong.

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For example, I'll tell you straight

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For what, like my feet, for example, I don't I don't widen my feet to the right and the left. But I'm not gonna start having a little, you know, one hour talk on why and this and that and this other positions deviation. Never, never if somebody invites me for the tokens on another and so you know what he's good luck to you, Toby, call me for talking about our code and Exxon, then I'll come invite me for a talk on about how to business ethics, invited me for a talk on the rights of your parents or the rights of the husband or the wife or the children, marginal social issues or come anytime, but you want to talk about, you know, some issue that's going to cause friction, then good

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luck to you carry on. Now. That's the position I follow. But there's a possibility that our position could be wrong. We nobody certainly is our own human attempt to know what Allah wants from us. But we are not sure uncertain and that's why I normally spend I speak to some of my students, I tell them that you know, one of the things that I want to do in the next slide, the first thing I want to do is show

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you don't want to go to the Messenger of Allah salAllahu Alaihe Salam and really find out what the truth is. It's going to be so fun Shall I ask him you know, if your blood register body some schools of thought they say your will is not invalidated Some say they do not I will go through this who was really infection about attributes Allah a shoddy verse really you don't need a whole different sit down shallow you're working with all go to the Messenger of Allah and Allah. I have some nice tea cup of coffee and no fish maybe features.

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General we have here.

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But these are issues we will only find out the next slide since the you will not find out about the correct ruling until in the next slide. So let's just wait and see. Why are we getting so hyped up about these issues in this life? And I said, you know, this is we get fascinated, fascinated. We thrive on controversies. We love controversies. As some of us we like to play the victim mentality. This is a major problem. What I'm saying that our position my viewpoint, I think it's true according to Allah, but there's a possibility that I could be wrong. There's a possibility. Right? So I'm saying we should not change our mothers. We should not change the background you're fasting. But do

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you in order for you to be from your own mother? Do you have to start attacking others to be part of that for example, someone follows a mother is a Hanafi. Right? You can remain how to be happy but is it necessary in order for you? Is it part of your build your your makeup? Is it part of your makeup to be a handle that you have to spend 10 hours a week doing dashing of those who don't follow them up?

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Do you have to do that if you don't follow a mother? Do you have to spend 20 hours a day or 20 hours a week doing mother bashing the nice people are shaken closer and better on this and do you have to do cannot remain someone

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cannot remain someone who who follows you know one of the Sufi groups but without bashing Wahhabis all the time and saying these people are happy more happiness than the other. Can I just remain on our mother we have these buildings Berlin is a continent a major issue. I tell them you can you know relate to deal with it without ever talking negatively about the Burmese. Just talk about salah Tenino talk about crucial remain a Deobandi Cana remain a bread we without saying these Wahabis

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cannot submit a bread we talk about the level of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam and talk about the Sunnah of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam, but no, we like to play the victim mentality. You know if we do that, who's going to follow us? Where's my crude was my flock

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you know, you seriously look at you just go on YouTube sometimes see these clips. It's so disheartening. Now I just I just have to pull it off. Especially in the subcontinent, especially in Pakistan. You know, I don't have anything against Pakistan is but Pakistan is a very extreme place. Every mud hub. The most extreme of that will be in Pakistan.

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And maybe 10 years old, but you do like the most extreme patterns the most extreme, you know, Deobandi, the most extreme, probably the most extreme, certainly the most extreme, she are the most, the most extreme of everything you'll find in America, but some of them some sometimes go on YouTube. And so it just seems to look at these videos. The way they How can I once one of my friends he showed me a YouTube video and he said look at look at this as there's actually a debate going on. There's like 10 scholars here or students or whatever, I don't know who they are. It's like cannot decide that arguing about whether insula he should be seeing Amin loudly or silently a massive

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debate. And there's like hundreds of books in front of them. They've got hundreds of books and they're picking this is a Hadith and they're shouting or you know the way they're talking to one another

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I will not talk like that with my worst enemy. Seriously The only thing that they did not do was punishment

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and disrespect in the book of Allah and Hadith like he was showing the Hadith one of the fields is a look there's a hadith bison is

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faultlines. What is it, he pulled the signing of incumbent Buhari and Trump on the floor.

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Arguing about his product, say it say under people who don't even press around, forget it. Just do whatever you want to do.

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I mean, silently or loudly or whatever. And this happened. I remember, like someone was saying that there was a massive debate about I mean, loudly or silently. i What happened was, we need to we like to, you know, you see, the thing is brothers, and they say this is true, but it relates to all of us. For some of us, religion becomes too boring and there's no arguments.

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It's too boring. It's too boring. It's like arguments Sufi Salafi, Wahhabi. Dovin, the attributes of Allah.

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You know, people are arguing on internet forums on YouTube videos, people are arguing.

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Trying to take us away from our real focus. Spend that three hours in crime to Allah in the middle of the night, and you would have got somewhere. And if we really says, listen to this, if we really genuinely felt for the sake of Allah, that someone is wrong. Yeah, if I have a particular methodology, listen to this carefully. If I really, really, really genuinely feel that, you know, there are Atticus Buddha Rohilla So beware of becoming Hikmah we'll go over that in Hasina. I will probably spend two hours in the night crime to Allah Allah my brother, you know, and the ISOP you know, I think his Akina is slightly wrong Allah cry Allah please give him guidance for three hours

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in the middle of the night and the next day what I'm going to try to explain to him Inshallah, guidance is in your, in your hands, there's

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no, we won't argue if you were really genuine, you would probably make 10 days of the 100 parabolan Salah and make dua for him or for her. But it's not that it's just to get his point scoring my group my share, my muddled my way or the highway. It's either my way or the highway, there's no other way.

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This is a big problem in our communities and our societies. So we need to start to stop arguing. We need to stop arguing. We need to you know, look at in the time of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam, some of the companions and I'm concluding the words this such an emotion, it and as

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they were having a debate about destiny, the Messenger of Allah and Allah who are listening, he came and he saw them arguing he became angry. He said, it'd be heard on Milton, where you go to to argue about these issues. I mean,

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will you invite it will you call to do this in the Mahara command Ghana Kubla Khan we have other people before you do a destroy because of the argumentation indeed. And then he recited the verse well let the answer Anakin kita you know, if something's not clear cut, leave them to Allah

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Merrick but the Allahu Anhu said argumentation, debating in matters of religion takes away the light of it takes away your spirituality.

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Stop we need to stop opening fractures of the field. We need to stop opening fractures of the fear of people considering people to be non Muslims. The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man Sana Sana Tina was talking about adaptability in a fanatical Muslim. The one who prays your prayers are the one who eats you. Halal meat is a Muslim.

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Simple, everyone is a Muslim.

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Not everybody but Muslims who basic that the definition of COFRA in Caroma or even Amina Dini, someone who out rightly, categorically, emphatically, absolutely, clearly, explicitly, whatever, whatever denies the basic tenets of faith, I don't

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I don't believe in the next slide.

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Basics after that evidence.

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So we need to stop doing a look at the Messenger of Allah He said in Washington with a golden Muslim, Allen Muslim haram. murderer who I don't know who the dignity, the wealth, the blood of every Muslim is

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In the Muslim, he you're covered up the body one person says cutter to another, either one of you if he was really a Muslim, fine.

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Otherwise, Roger, actually he comes back to the other person. So we need to we need to be very careful. And with this, we need to create that OLFA that love between our Muslim Brothers Sisters, as I said, don't live in that time. We can all remain where we are. But concentrate on the 70%

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The Laws of Islam that agree is that Unitas that we agree with and that Unitas and this 30% of the laws of Islam, agree to disagree, respect one another's position. Think I could be wrong, I think I am right my position inshallah is right, but there's a 20% possibility that I'm positioned as wrong. And this isn't how the Sahaba or the Allah who were undeterred

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you know, is one of them sensual obligations of Islam you know what OLFA is mutual harmony and

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the Hadith of the Muslim the Fatima Muhammad and let me know Matt 11 with a higher esteem and yet left whether you're a believer is an abode of love. Love posts are from a believer that is no good in the one who does not love others and nobody loves him. We have forgotten to smile in this day and age sometimes we smart allowances but Muslims don't want to smile

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because it's from she's from that group. In the masjid you saw someone playing Salah in a different way you gave her a really sly aggressive type of look and a rigid up you know stuck up kind of face and you walked outside and then you know you went to the bank and the cashier there hi, Tracy how are you?

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At least this person is believing in a musket you saw someone because he was doing this and he was praying well this guy couldn't even see salaam to him. Absolutely stuck up this being reserved.

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We are we become reserved because why he's praying in slightly different way. I was a bit I mean how locals things get and then the same person walks out of the masjid crossroad into the post office or the bank and then talking about the weather and has live in your right Tracy and is flirting with

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a problem. Smile at your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. Right don't keep us fighting each other.

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Setting the talk words to the Sunnah of the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam at some one person asked a question Hakuna is that can I stop smiling, all the sisters knows.

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There are rules and regulations of course, with adjuvant with modesty. But with one another. It doesn't matter if someone's not on your own mother. You can still smile with warmth, bring them close, maybe they might even start following what you want them to follow. But it's true. Look at the way the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did that word, it's in the Quran. In Arabic Kabil Hikmah when no relative has been preaching in the best of ways and Allah says in the Quran is word about him for the

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being and for doing that if you are harsh hearted or messenger of ALLAH, if you are aggressive, if you are rigid, if you are stuck up l'enfant do these people would have dispersed. But because you were gentle, you were considerate, even towards your enemies. Look how the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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dealt with his enemies. And one final point final definitely final point. This is you know, so we need to bring, bring love and all avoid, you know this. Avoid

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friction and disunity and all of those things. And I'll tell you one last thing. I read this in one of the books recently.

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Some of the scholars of the opinion, Mike Emanuel,

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he's mentioned this in one of his books, quoting from Imam, Abu Abdullah and Buhari

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to gender salary, it's in his agenda. So he and Bacardi and some other scholars as well. It's an amazing tweet. I read this not just recently, even a few years ago, but I was quite intrigued by it. In there, there's a there's a whole vocal decided to call Sabrina Muslim in the book about creating love and harmony and peace based on the thing that was works. So read a good book, one of the brothers, I told him to translate it as well. Imagine he was at the university, but he did some do some translation. And he needs to be checked. But anyway, there's a really important point in that he said sometimes,

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you know, these differences that we have the greatest asset over creating harmony and unity and peace is the greatest of obligations, right? Yeah. This is more of an obligation than what you think might be the correct way of offering some.

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For example, if I think that the correct way of offering solid discretion is to say, mean loudly, right? Fine. That is I think it's a correction. But it's more of an obligation more greater of an obligation to bring cards together. And he said that if sometimes, if they if you see that you do something which is not, in your opinion, to be the more correct way of doing in sunnah.

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Right, but it brings about harmony that you should be doing the other.

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Who said this? Remember

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that he was the Hadith of the messenger of allah sallallahu.

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You're the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know what he said, is a Hadith from Arusha, said, Oh, Arusha, Lola and nicomachea Hadith hadn't already had you people have not been very close to the days of ignorance. None according to Kaaba. I had an intention, I really want to demolish the whole garden. You know, karma was built on several different times as you know, the underwent the refurbishment. So the current positioning of the Kaaba is not in the view of the messenger of allah sallallahu Sallam to be the correct way. Imagine the Messenger of Allah. He's even in charge, you can do anything you want.

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He actually wanted to do us and He wants you to enter the heavy because it is viewed that was a correct positioning of the kava, he said, or Asia, had your people not been very close to Islam. It's just been so few years. And I fear fitna and a fear of people being disunited. If that had not been there. I would have broken the Kaaba brought it down to the demolish date, while also to have an Arab ledger Altoona haven't yet Hello nurse men who were birthed

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out of made one dough for people to enter and another dough for people yet. Now remember, Buhari says that he left I think that he wanted to do for the sake of peace and harmony. And this is why many scholars they say, Look, if your position is that you should say I mean loudly, but you go to a mosque where everybody thinks silently for the peace of harmony for the case of harmony, say certainly why we converse, but we don't do that. If I am of the position that I think the Sundays loudly or go to mosque, and I'll be the only one make a point.

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Listen to this the correct way.

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And in Pakistan, there's a massive debate or arming loudly people and certain people. There's a big debate, no, no, two mosques. I mean, loud, I'm inside.

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They kicked him out of submission. If I offer Salah in a way that I don't raise my hands, and I personally, this is my practice. I used to do this before I should read this and I used to feel guilty. But then when I read this, I felt content that for example, the Hanafi position is that when a person officers, Salah, the man, funerals, of course, the chest, but they placed their hands below the navel, right but if I used to go to a place like some universities where I used to lead prayer, and most of the people behind me are offering the prayer where they put their hands here or they do refer. I used to be the pastor for going into code going coming back to do it is more important to

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blend in with the people then think of practicing something which you think is superior. This is a combination, but I'm definitely uneven. This number crunching still gives me the practice the ability to practice and all of you