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Clash of Cultures

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Muhammad West

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I will be lying when I say Donna rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam, ALA, Moana, saline, saline and Muhammad Ali he will remain my beloved brothers and sisters I said Mr. Ali Kamara to live with regard to

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hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen Always and we will begin with the praise the thanks of Allah subhanaw taala and a shadow La ilaha illallah will be witness and testify that there's none worthy of worship besides Allah subhanaw data, we send our love greetings salutations to beloved in me Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam whose price and pure family whose companions and others are following sunnah until the end of time, when Allah subhanaw taala blesses to be steadfast on the Sunnah of nabina, Muhammad also living this life. And in his companionship in the era mean, I mean, what hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah we continue with our series on culture and Islam and spinal today, perhaps one of the

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most controversial talks that I will be giving. And it's something that it's taken me more than 10 years basically to, to even address this issue. And it is, wherever you are, whoever you are, you might have a strong feeling with regards to culture and religion on one side or the other. It's a reality. So how do we address this very, very controversial issue. And as we've always done yet, at the masjid, we do so with respect and understanding where the near of bringing about unity and moving forward rather than dividing, causing more fitness and Allah guide us and protect us

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in our discussion so far, and it's important that you listen to the last two lectures in this panel. And it just speaks to this this whole discussion. The first lecture we gave was on heritage day, we said before we talk about how to teach our identities Islam, we start with the Islam is what makes us who we are. And then I got a call from a chef and said, you know, Hamdulillah, what you said was good, but you must have Blockman it's about heritage and our culture and an opportunity to showcase who we are as a unique Muslim community, because we are unique was to community and so hamdulillah the last week I spoke about preserving our unique heritage in Cape Town. And I got a call and says,

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Why don't you see preserving the Islam? Isn't that more important? So alhamdulillah you get on both sides. But we understand where these two individuals come from, and what they make in the points they raise is correct. And is a spectrum of opinions and views, and we have to look at it completely. So just to recap a little bit, when we speak about the importance of our culture here in in Cape Town, in particular, Cape Town, South Africa in general, but the Muslim culture and really we shouldn't I think it's incorrect to say the Cape Malay culture because it goes beyond Malaysia. Number one. What about the contributions of Bukhari? Finley with Turkish perspective? Abdus is a

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Turkish words other Malay word, right? And all the other communities I see for example, the brothers from you know, Saudi Arabia studying here, and they look at us we talk about culture, what about us, Inshallah, the mainland, the capsule will be part of our culture, as well in time to come. But when we talk about the Muslim culture year, we mentioned that the purpose of it when it was it was a new community of different people with different problems and circumstances. The idea was, let's build a shared identity number one, but we are now a new people. We're no longer from Malaysia or India or Indonesia, we are Capetonian now, and we need to do things for this land and this place in this in

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the face of immense pressure and oppression. And we need to do something about that. And number one, we need to preserve our deen how do we give the deen over how do we give Islam to a people when there's no budgets? No mattresses, no keytab no Quran. You start not from zero below zero. And

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I spoke to someone about Szechuan guru Mala. And the more you think about this man, how amazing he was. It's like taking a university professor, insane mathematics or literature. He's teaching poetry and Shakespeare, and you put him in a primary school grade one class. Where does he start yet to start with ABC, a leaf datas when he was teaching Quran, when he was running a government politics, he had to start from scratch. And so when we talk about our riots, and these Recycling's and handouts, yes, it's not the classical work. So even cathedra. And the great because he couldn't start the, if they began with that they would have lost the community. So he brought himself down to

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the level of his people. And they gave not just himself, but the founders of this culture. They, you know, a stroke of mass in marketing, they package this culture in a way that survived and preserved and I'd lost it, though places well, hamdulillah to keep it alive in a very hostile environment. And as we said, and this is, as I begin with us, are we going to conclude with us that lol Allah had it not been for Allah and the wise if it's about Olia in bringing about this culture, we would not be Muslim today, Islam would not have survived. So whatever you have problems with that or mold whatever problems you have and the concerns you can raise, if we are taking these things out,

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chances are we would not have had Islam today. We will not be in the masjid today. So culture, as we see these ins is is a integral part of the survival of Islam in this land. And of course, as we're going to talk about there are certain times culture can be bad, and that culture can at times actually go against the Sharia. Allah mentions this in the Quran.

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But it was the culture of people that prevented the Dean from moving forward. Allah says many, many hires were either killed or what did you say to them? Iturbi Roma Anza Allah follow what Allah has revealed. All the people said Berlinetta buhoma. And finally, rather we follow what our forefathers did. We don't want this new revelation from Allah, Allah brings them new guidance, but they say no, we just follow what my father is. You can't tell me my grandfather's What are you saying my check was wrong. Even when truth came to them, they stuck stubbornly on the cultural practices, the Janelia. And Allah says, even if your father's had no knowledge before, he are bringing you more new

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evidence, and it was many times the culture and the fear of going against your traditions, and your tribe and your forefathers, that they rejected the way that Allah subhanaw taala had given Salah mentions in many, many ayat in the Quran, we follow our forefathers. And today we also see the negative effects in certain lands. hamdullah we are, we are saved from this in many ways. But in many parts of the world, when you see the negative impacts of say, a subcontinent culture, or an African culture, you know, in a certain or certain tribal culture, it becomes imprinted as Islam. You find, for example, on the killings, nothing to do with Islam. It is a tribal thing. But it

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because Muslims are doing it, it becomes contaminated with Islam, or we find certain religious practices like beatings, people beating themselves on a certain day in the you know what I'm talking about nothing to do with Islam? Is that Islam, there's no Hadith, or if so, have you ever did that. And so, but it becomes from the outside, it begins to look at versus Islam. And so we should always be very careful when culture takes the place of religion, that when someone's culture, or a certain group of people, a Muslim, the cultural practices of people becomes imprinted on the Sharia, then we have a problem we can all agree on that we can all agree on that we cannot insert our culture into

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the Sharia, the Sharia is pure. And so they are this we have this dynamic here we have on the one side and again, I say it very proudly, that our culture has served us very, very well handled, by the Grace of Allah, our culture has been a powerful tool, in fact, the primary tool after the Grace of Allah in preserving the deen, but at the same time, in other cultures in the world, there are problems and we should ask ourselves, Is there any problem in our culture, let us really look at our own culture, and point out the two three things where we are not aligned to Islam. And how do we deal with that? So how do we deal with the Sharia and culture are not in line? This is the question.

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We will find the disconnect, how do we address that respectfully, academically so we can move forward as a community? We start off before we talk about the differences we talk about what we can agree upon, what can we agree? We all agree that there is no question. Islam is not based on a culture, it's based on Quran and Sunnah. Allah subhanaw taala is the custodian of Islam doesn't belong to anybody or any people or any community. Islam is perfect, and it cannot change. Islam cannot change and hamdulillah when we look at all the other religions on earth, they do not pray like Nabil Issa prayed. They did not force like Nabi Musa fostered this community, this Muslim

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community, we make Salah as the NABI some extra, we perform Hajj as he performed Hajj to the tea as best as we can. The great blessing of the Muslim ummah is we preserved, rather than innovated on the Sunnah, we try our best to go back to the Sunnah, because we believe nothing can supersede the Sunnah. At the same time, Islam is flexible enough to accommodate cultural practices in certain areas. And we spoke about that in the last discussion, the Sahaba, when they spread Islam across the world, they gave the teachings of the east of Islam, the principles of Islam, but they kept the cultural practices that were good in those in those communities.

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If there is a conflict between Islam and culture, we all agree Islam to express a preference and we take and we move out, not the whole culture, just those one or two aspects that are not in line with the Sharia, we say we rather ignore those things and we have a process how we work that out in a in a very mature manner.

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And we say Islam is from Allah wears culture is manmade, any changes what was cultural for our forefathers might not be cultural for our, our kids. I mean, just even the word like Slama Tula Baron is weighing out its Eid, Mubarak. Now it's so these things change with time these, these things change. And so culture is a man made thing, and culture is open to it. And therefore I think we need to be mature enough, as much as we love our culture. And I'll praise it again and again and again. how great our culture is the one of the most unique Muslim communities on Earth that has successfully outlasted oppression, even in that it is not Sharia. It is a perfect like the Sharia

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because it's manmade Subhan Allah and so we can look at it critically and enhance it. And so before I talk about areas we keep Muslim culture is not

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100% in line with the Sharia. Before we talk about those controversial issues, we talk about how much of it is in line. Let's first ask that question. How much did the founders of this culture get right?

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How much do they get right? You know, when I look at the Cape Muslim culture, it was genuinely undoubtably modeled on Islam. They did not come here to preach a Malay on Indian culture. They came to preach Islam. And they use culture as the rapping. Understand the idea from day one was to share Islam in a way in which the community could take so while you're busy with your marathon, while you're busy with your community, because you're not you're not realizing you're learning Surah Yaseen, you're not realizing you're learning the DUA how to eat, you're not realizing you're learning when the Imam came and he made a beak about the Duke mile and say, Oh, this, you didn't

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realize you were learning Islam, actually, you weren't learning culture, you will learning but if he told you, we're going to do a hadith class called Rasulullah, that when the baby is born, you're going to come to the class, but we're either having an occasion a name giving, and we give a story, and we give treats with it. People learn the Sharia in a very simple way. And so much of our culture, as I said, is actually Deen that if you strip out the Islamic aspect, and I asked myself this question, you know, look at everything, the salah times coming together, Margaret, the family, you must butcher the importance of masjid and the Hara. Even though our attire you know, usually

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culture is what you weigh the attire of the Muslim if you say a Muslim person, what is the weight, it's all Islamic attire, Coffea and Amadora. It's all got to do with our and presenting an Islamic identity, our cuisine, cuisine, people can enjoy it. But it's number one ingredient in that cuisine is halal. That's the first thing. You know, in fact, subhanAllah people always mentioned that when companies produce Malay or Muslim food, it's not the same as said Yeah, because there's a missing ingredient that Bismillah that anti ASAP puts in before she starts is missing. That's why doesn't take so nice. Okay. And our ethics about being a warm, welcoming community we say that is all Islam,

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but it's also no less than a piece of Salaam, even the cookies that we give on before breaking the fast instead of teaching a hadith that if you give a date and someone breaks the fast you get very well that's the Hadith. We just said Give your neighbors something to eat. And by that you're practicing a sunnah without even learning the Hadith. You're practicing the Sunnah, you know that's, that's amazing. Something like it's Salah, the villa Bong is marketed come inside. There's a hadith about Jean going out. We don't know the Hadith, but we're practicing our mother's grannies. We're practicing the Sunnah. That is a sunnah. It's not a bad philosophy, it is sooner, but then this will

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come in when it's time for for Margaret. And so I asked the question, if a non Muslim came to the Blue cup, and he says, I love this place. I want to be a Cape Malay, but I'm not a Muslim. So give me Cape Malay culture, take out all the Islam and give me the non religious aspects. I struggled to think what is left, the only two things I could really come up with the colorful houses is a tourist thing. It's not really an Islam thing, right? That's nothing to do with Islam. And number two, the Cape Malay choirs, holons edema, that's the only thing I can think of is nothing to do with Islamic press principles and practices. Everything else in this culture is modeled on Islam. And so we need

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to give credit to our earlier and the founding members of the community that when they did something, it was not to preserve an identity of a community only, but was to preserve the Sharia to please Allah subhanho wa Taala are the areas where our culture is misaligned. Now the danger is when culture is so close to Islam, we can become confused as to what is Islam was culture. No one ever said that a Cape Malay choir with a woman's a Dima is part of Islam. No one ever said that. He said that is sport that he thinks I'm gonna do with a team where it's permissible in promises a different fatwa, and no one's it but when you cultural practice of molded and huddart is so close to Islam, we

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wonder what is the Sunnah now? It's the fact that they got it so close, that we have a slight disconnect. And we talk about that, that 5% that maybe is out of sync. For example, where are we out of sync? Here's some bacon movies. Yeah, Andy, that met old wife sales, for example, the Kurama to protect Cape Town from natural disasters and other things while we respect the Kurama Tsen spotlight we can spin it you know, Never Enough talking about the greatness and and in fact the real Kurama meaning the blessings ALLAH given them. We know this is not a belief which is in line with Islam with Allah so Allah alone predicts and Allah Allah only doesn't on the virtue of people. That is not

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why Allah protects or or harms is based on Allah's pleasure with that community. And things like certain vicars and the prophets of salaam enters the gathering. Those are incorrect beliefs, and we are very clear Alhamdulillah this machine that we have is a belief that is not compatible with Islam. We put it one side gently, and we take what Allah has has said the real con

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The reversal issue that we end up fighting and wallah we shouldn't fight over these things why we should not be we have much bigger issues too. We're going to fight fight about big stuff real stuff. You know, get angry about real things don't get angry over that. Don't get angry about when to keep LeBron. Don't get angry about Moeller these are not essential issues. So yes, there are things like in a company you hate when you go to the toilet for example, I don't know if Auntie still do that.

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Sometimes the culture adds things that it's not nice to make your life difficult. It's not there's no Hadith to that there's a weak Hadith or saying the NIA now way to also leave your heat so much threatening you to say that it's not part of the Sharia. You don't have to say that no book afek ever said, you might say something about these little things that are not in line with what the Sharia requires of you. And, you know, the controversy about the rituals, the 33 nights and 40 nights and 100 days. You know, what is the point? Is there any Hadith about this? No, there's no textual evidence is the wisdom behind it. Of course the smile just today my auntie messages, you

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know, it's been 100 days, maybe two to three days ago, even close track when my grandfather passed away. 40 days in my machine passed away. So without these reminders, you don't you forgive your life carries on. So there's wisdom in it even if there isn't a textual Hadith or an idea to corroborate it standing for the actual call, for example, no Hadith on that. No I on that. The Tolkein as the Janaza know, that I've never ever recited that no Sahabi ever decided, why did they do it? Allah if he was if he listened to the Tolkein, it should be done in English, because it's not for the deaf person. It's for every one way, in fact that these are Salam, there is a Hadith, where at the

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Janaza, he speaks to the people and says, What's happening to your brother now is this and that, that is talking about alkyne it should actually be done in English. But we confuse the issue. Now, when we think it's part of the janazah ritual for the date, they'll penis for us the loving. So how serious are these? So now when we talk about these issues around peace, that we have no Hadith, how bad is it really isn't really so bad? Is it something that we should argue about? This is something that we should really think about seriously.

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And really, this conversation can only be completed when you talk about the other side of Buddha. And this is something which is part of the team, as much as we don't like this b word sometimes. And it causes us so much friction, we need to understand what is with when does something become bitter? How serious is the Buddha? And what do we do about it? So really, we know from his means to innovate something to change something. And when we talk about bedarra It's got nothing to do with changing technology. But hamdullah all of us must make vidiian technology we need to evolve and advanced technologically. But what we say is our approach to Allah cannot be you cannot evolve. When a piece

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of Salam gave the best way to approach Allah. The best way to make salah the best way to fast is in the Sunnah. And so any change to that undermines the Sunnah. So the core of Islam has never change the living and how we interact with the world that of course changes and that's why the Nabil says that the best speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is my guidance. And the worst thing could be that the shadow morning data and the worst thing you can do is to innovate and change the Quran and the Sunnah, because this change will lead to misguidance and that misguidance will lead you to the fire. I've given you something clear. So there is a danger, we can corrupt the

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Sunnah. And we know that from previous nations. Like Nabil nukes people, they were the first people who might shoot a cow. They first over exaggerated the Olia, then they build on the graves, they might be Mazars and keramas. Then they made statues, then they might do I have the statues, and with time they started making go up to the statues. That's how idol worship began, she began through step by step by step.

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So examples of Buddha are this is a much bigger topic. But just to give examples, many of these examples you can understand when we introduce a new type of worship, and we say this is ibadah. Like if I said, From now on, we're going to sit outside in the sun and contemplate the heat and think this is Jana. Yes, it will make us fearful. But to say that this is an act of worship is not correct. None of us have ever sat in the sun and said we are now making contemplation of Allah subhanaw taala all like we said, beating yourself or too fast in the nighttime. This is not part of the Sharia. So any new build a new Ibadah is an innovation. When we take number two, when you take a

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fixed Ibadah like sada maharrey, ps3 Ruckers when you add a fixed EBA you change it, that's an innovation we all agree on that you can't change and EBA a procedure that nobody's made fix, you can't throw the Jamara eight times you know, I just want extra one for shaytaan now as much as you want to do it, that's a bit that's an innovation that seven is that what you said was to do.

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When you attribute a blessing to a place where a person you say this night is a Mubarak and and you have no Hadith You have no right I have no right to say the 12th of Arabia oh well has a special blessing or making dua in this Masjid

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it or this member, masha Allah, this football and this member is more rewarding than a football at Chaffey Masjid mimara, you can't say those things only Allah can give blessing. And only Allah can say what times and places on

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the last one and this is where we need to be really careful when we have ritualized they practice so much. We do it every time over and over and over that we begin to believe it must be done like that.

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And I give a very simple example I used to have cloths here on a Tuesday, and I and we should teach clothes. If it became a time that after 2030 years we always have a class on Tuesday and the Gemma's are thinking Tuesdays are the right time to give classes. That's the best day in the week for a Sierra class, then we've may not be done now. It was done out of convenience, it was done out of convenience. Like you'll find most cloths will be marketed by the shy doesn't mean Margaret, Manisha is the most Mubarak time for a class. It's just the most convenient time. And so many times our cultural practices that our forefathers did was for convenience of the time. And then we began to

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think it must be done like that. And if you don't do it like that, it's wrong. So Subhanallah, how do we move forward? We find this this disconnect, what do we do now, when there are a few things and we highlighted some of them, whether it's a small disconnect, the first thing is let's take the 30 day, the 40 nights or molar to that, um, whatever it might be. We say fine, fair enough. These are maybe strong textual evidence for it. There is benefit to it. But what do we do now? The one side says we should it's good to continue because there's some goodness in it. The other side says no, by keeping us doing this, we're never going to move to the sooner we're never going to move toward the

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sooner ones How do we reconcile this number one, do not discredit it. So as much as you are very pro culture or very anti culture, do not discredit the NEA of the other side. The guy who doesn't come to Moeller because he feels a part of the Sunnah. He's doing it out of love for the enemies of Salaam, and the guy who comes to Molad, to listen to a lecture and say salah, also out of love for them to be so solemn. So don't discredit the near the sincere Nia, of both sides. And that while there is wisdom you have if you're anti culture, acknowledge the wisdom in the culture, acknowledge the good deeds, don't only speak about the bread, acknowledge the lot of good. And while you might

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be a very pro cultural person, acknowledge where we don't get it correct with the Sunnah. We need to relook at it, and adapt our culture and change our culture to be closer to the sooner we should also put these things in perspective, as I said, subhanAllah we have huge issues, are we really going to have a fight over the people who come to the masjid for Molad, whoever had that on a Thursday night, when we have so many people not even making salah. And we have to look at things in perspective. Yes, we can have the debate. But at the end of the day, remember this debate between people who are practicing Islam? What about the people not practicing Islam. And as I look at the Molad, you know,

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numbers Subhanallah and and you know, I came I studied in Medina, with a very anti mold and I grew up in an environment where molded was spoken out against. And each year, I would look at the numbers in the budget and it gets less and less than this. It's not something that makes me feel good that this leaves people in the mode because I know they're not substituting the mold for some Quran, they substitute for this DSTV and Netflix. That's the problem. That if you really want to be worried about something worried about people leaving not just the culture, but the Islam as well. So as they leave the culture, yes, they're not doing the problematic areas, but they're leaving the Gouda that

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comes with it. And so we should put these things in perspective also, you know, be the US panela for those who label until makes Trump is stupidity. And the guy who says you must be a goofy Dotty and the one. betta is a word it means hate to see a heretic. The whole amount of past when they when they describe someone as a heretic. It's seen as this serious belief problems. We can't call McAfee but he denied Hadith. He denied the Quran. He said the Quran is the creation of Allah. He denied that Allah knows the future those people were described as people of Buddha. And really, you're going to call someone who makes huddart On a Thursday night on the same level Subhan Allah is very,

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very dangerous language that we use. So do not be extreme. Do not think the guy who worships a comet the same as someone who visits the comet the same as someone who

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commemorates the comet don't make it because they're not the same. The guy who stands for the Ashoka believing that a piece of them is the is not the same like the guy who stands up simply because the chairman is standing up. If everyone said you can't say the same reason don't be extreme. Don't paint all of them with the same brush. Number three, that if we're going to really replace if we really look at a cultural practice that is problematic, we replace it with something better than rather than removing it. If you cannot replace the height that with something better than the height that is the best you have. Then keep it but if the Jameses guys we are now beyond the hudec now

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But Thursday nights is what do we do on a Thursday night? What's the Sunnah? What do you do on a Thursday night the Sunnah recite Surah Kahf we're gonna recite Surah calf now, and we fast the Thursday and break our fast we are Alhamdulillah now we've moved a step closer. If we're going to replace it with something better Alhamdulillah then we do that. But if you can't replace it was something better than us just breaking down without without improving. So rather fix something, then demolishing something and remember the time and place for for for this is not at the janazah you don't go tell the man brother, you know this Tolkein that you're doing for your mommy now he's a

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Buddha Subhanallah

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you should have had that discussion. years ago, you should have had that discussion. It's not the time and place in when people's emotions are high. When you have this discussion, all you would be doing now is causing division. All you'd be doing now is causing hurt and that's not the sooner I look at this hadith. The next hadith is beautiful. The Newbies also lamb when he conquered Mecca when he conquered Makkah, what did he do? He made no, he was not 5050 Edmund No, it made no compromise. He demolished the idols in front of the kurush. He didn't care what they said because he should. But then he said to Aisha Alana, he says you see the Kaaba, it's not built correctly. The

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cover that we have that time until now is incorrect. It's not the cover of nubby Rahim. The Qureshi, they made a mistake when they bought the car. So why should you have so long so why don't you demolish the car and build it properly. So he said, My people are new, they just became Muslim yesterday. Imagine the first thing I do is I break the Kaaba down, they won't understand why I'm doing this. They first need to learn Islam learn things, then when I do it. Now the first thing you do is break the Kaaba, automatically you go to war with your people. So this thing is not correct as it is. But really the harm it will do is so much worse. And so the wisdom and understanding,

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sometimes what you have is not perfect, but it's the best we've got. And it serves a purpose. And until someone can enhance and do something better. If you can do better than Braz Ng, if you can do better than the hudec Alhamdulillah didn't do it. But don't break down if you can't be something better. And last point, the differences remember, you can differ on opinion till the cows come home till the cows come home. We can debate and argue about the Smarthub. And that must have been this practice.

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issues we can talk about. But we don't debate people. And we don't disagree with Pete we don't divide people we can be divided on an opinion, but on people. And so hello, I don't know why we struggle when it comes to Muslims. Look at our relationship with Christians. We make no we don't mince our words, we say we're 100% against the Trinity. We're 100% against saying Allah has a son completely. We are we we will respectfully we disagree. But so while we reject a Christian theology, we don't reject the Christian neighbor. We still treat them with love, respect. Now why can we do that with a Muslim SubhanAllah? Why can we do that with a Muslim? But I disagree fundamentally, when

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you keep Labrang, but slumbered for you, man, have a good day. I disagree fundamentally when you are taking a vaccine or not taking a vaccine, but may Allah protect you whatever you do Maliki for you and your family safe. I fundamentally disagree. But you should be coming to the masjid for molded but may Allah accept whatever good you do we make dua for us. I'm making dua for you, then why can't we do that? And that is the failure of when we take these issues, which was meant to bring us together and bring the Dean together, we start fighting and dividing. Remember, we are still a minority. We live in Hungary that is a lot easier circumstance, but it's still survival. The dangers

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now in our time, the way forward is not maybe the Dutch in apartheid. We now have other issues that are our kids with atheism when you have all these other theologies that are bombarding our kids. And so we need to think about the bigger picture. There's a time and place to discuss these things and we can disagree, but we cannot be disunited. Remember Allah said the Prophet was he had, he had Allah mal Jamar, their hand and the blessing of Allah is with the JAMA, as a community. Do not break down the structures you have. If you have a problem with your Masjid your Imam, your MJC get involved and fix it rather than break it down. Because we need to preserve it not just for the past

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for the sake of remembering the past. But what do we give our kids going forward? But in the face of the onslaught and these an onslaught they have something to hold on to they have an anchor and this culture is part of that anchor some Allah protect us and bless us and safeguard us. I asked myself if I've offended anybody. I hope inshallah it's given us some understanding. A lot of announcements to make Subhan Allah

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be with me. Firstly, I'm from the law there's a few birthdays that I was sending a cousin of mine in October so busy with birthdays even Molad is in October now Subhanallah is a certain circumstances the door and takes our temperature and stomachs his birthday to do today with the use of boy would look boy anymore.

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He's his 21st birthday tomorrow hamdulillah

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many, many, many more years. Alhamdulillah and then next week Al Hamdulillah. We have today's the first of Robin oh well we'll start a series inshallah. We'll have more

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moment with an epistle Salam, just to five minutes something about how the nobility said his wife or his enemies, just something for us to remember the Prophet Salam. Next week we'll talk about mold in all of it in terms of Buddha and culture next week, that's the Juma Allah protect me and we will have a market day on Sunday Molad market day, there'll be a ramp piece. We're also releasing a molded booklets. And in there they some interesting things that we've done, we've taken the rewire to natural cow and we've changed certain things as we said, we preserve what we have and we enhance where there's a problem. We highlight then say Inshallah, we take a step forward. And I'd say you

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will find that that book coming out on Sunday in sha Allah and then Monday is actually molded and I encourage everyone to false on Monday because this is really the Sunnah of practicing the moment is to fast on a Monday and inshallah then we'll have our molded function Monday evening. Exactly next week Monday, not the coming next week which is open to people so Allah said now Muhammad while the sun was setting that have notable enemy, so don't worry with regard