Nadim Bashir – The Greatest Jihad

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The Prophet Muhammad Ali Ali is warned of chaotic events and the need to be patient and stay true to the sun. The Muslim community discusses the difficulties of protecting oneself in times of conflict and the need for people to uphold their rights and stand up for justice. They stress the importance of speaking up against bribery and the importance of showing the truth and not allowing anyone to try to manipulate the truth. The importance of following the Quran and the prophetic tradition is emphasized, as well as following the Quran and the prophetic tradition to ensure proper behavior.
AI: Transcript ©
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I ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala that just

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as he has gathered us here today on

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this day of Jum'ah. May Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala gather us along with our families,

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in jadalfar those

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in the companionship of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam

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without any accountability.

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Amin Brothers and sisters,

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when the sahabah

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would sit around Rasulullah

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and gather any kind of advice,

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Generally, every single hadith says, the Rahi, their

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narrator,

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and what did Raba

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mention.

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But think about a Sahabi

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who is saying that the prophet alaihis salam

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We were sitting with the prophet alaihis salam,

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and he's giving us such an advice

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as if he's about to leave us.

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Think about the impact.

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Think about the sincerity of that kind of

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advice.

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Think about the emotional state of the prophet

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when he's giving this kind of advice.

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There's a hadith narrated by Irbad ibn Asari

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where he says that,

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The prophet alaihis salam is giving us an

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advice.

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He's giving us a nasihah.

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And what kind of a nasihah is this?

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He says,

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An extremely

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eloquent advice.

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And not only that, but he says that

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it is a kind of advice

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that shook our hearts,

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that made us cry.

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Now imagine what kind of advice this would

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be of Rasulullah

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They

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said that, You Rasulullah, what do you advise

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us?

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He says,

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I advise you to be cautious

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of Allah

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He then says,

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Even if there is a habshi slave,

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an Abyssinian slave, who has been appointed as

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your leader, you must follow him.

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Meaning that the prophet is trying to tell

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the sahaba that you always follow the Khalifa,

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you always follow the ruler.

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And then he says,

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Whoever

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lives on after this.

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And after this means into the future.

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Currently right now is

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This is the time that we are living

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in after the time of the Prophet

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He is warning us. He is informing us.

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You will see many chaotic

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situations

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taking place around the world.

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SubhanAllah.

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Every single week, there is something

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that is taking place in the news that

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catches our attention.

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Every single week there is something that we

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see.

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And we're saying We are telling ourselves,

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subhanallah,

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these are the signs of the day of

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judgement. We are looking at things that are

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taking place on social media

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that we say to ourselves

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We say to ourselves

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How can these kind of things happen?

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But yet the prophet is telling us, you

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will see these kind of events unfolding around

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you. What are we supposed to do in

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those kind of situations?

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He

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says,

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The prophet alaihis salam is telling us that

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chaotic events will eventually take place. And the

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only way you can protect yourselves,

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the only way we can protect ourselves,

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is if we stick to the sunnah of

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the prophet

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and we stick to the sunnah of the

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khulafa rashiun.

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In fact,

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based on the times that we are living

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in right now, there's another hadith that we

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should pay very close attention to, is the

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hadith

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of Where he says,

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That there will come a time There will

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come a time upon the people.

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The person who is patient upon their deen.

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Meaning that, you know when you say the

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word patience, it means that you are looking

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at something, and it's beyond your control.

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Or something that you cannot do. You don't

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have the physical

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or the moral capacity

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to go and do something that is right,

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and you have to be satisfied

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with what we are seeing. At that time,

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the prophet was saying, it is like a

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person who's holding on to burning coal. Today,

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the times that we are living right now,

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there are many instances

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where we find ourselves in this position.

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That holding on to our deen is becoming

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more and more difficult.

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The more you talk to people while there

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is the while there are people

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who are considered as the religious sector,

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The major majority of the umma right now

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are people who are hanging by a thread

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in terms of their deen.

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They see something on social media, and they

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begin to question Allah immediately.

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They see something in their life. They hear

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something, and they must And they They're asking

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themselves that how can I remain as a

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Muslim when I keep on seeing these kind

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of things? How can I maintain my iman

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when we see these kind of things?

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Brothers and sisters, the prophet alayhi wasalam has

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told us that times will get difficult, and

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he has given us the the remedy. And

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one of the greatest difficulties that we will

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see as we go further into the future,

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is that we will see oppression.

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We will see injustices taking place.

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Now one is an oppression.

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One is an injustice which is wrong in

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itself.

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Well we will also see that people who

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stand up against the injustice,

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people who stand up in the face of

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tyranny,

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even they will be silenced.

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Just this last 2 weeks, we have seen

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so much in this in this country of

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ours. We've seen people in Columbia University

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standing up against the genocide.

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Standing up against the apartheid state.

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And while every single news media outlet says

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that this is a battle or war between

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Israel and Hamas.

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This is not a war between Israel and

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Hamas. This is a genocide that is taking

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place.

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Babies are being killed. Children are being killed.

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And wallahi

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on social media, the graphics and the photos

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are horrific. They're very horrific.

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And many times we cannot even see.

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That's how bad these photos are. This is

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what our children are going through. This is

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what our mothers are going through. This is

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what our fathers are going through. But wallahi,

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we are living in a time

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that what should you and I, we do

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in these kind of times.

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What we learn is

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that we go back to our roots as

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an ummah.

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Why did Allah give us this ummah of

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the Prophet

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such a high status?

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Why did Allah give us the high status?

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For one simple reason.

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You are the best of nations. Why?

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You will always stand up for justice.

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You will always We will always stand up

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for what is right. And we will stand.

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We will speak up

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against injustice.

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We will speak up against the tyranny.

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This is the responsibility

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of this ummah of rasulullah

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And if we as an ummah,

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we don't uphold if we don't uphold

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our end of the bargain,

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then there are warnings in the hadith of

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the prophet shalaihi wasallam regarding that situation.

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Just right now, as I said, in this

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last 1 or one and a half, two

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weeks, we have seen in multiple universities

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across this nation, whether it was Columbia University,

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whether it was USC, University of Southern California,

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whether it was George Washington University in in

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the in the nation's capital, whether it was

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Ohio University,

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the University of Minnesota,

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Indiana University, Princeton University.

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So many people, non muslims,

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people who don't even believe in Allah,

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but because they have a heart,

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because they see the genocide taking place, not

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only the students, but the professors are taking

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a stand. They're going outside and they're speaking

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up against this tyranny.

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And what do we see happening in this

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kind of situation?

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That we see that the police officers,

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the Army, and so many people are coming

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in. They're recruiting so many people. They're bringing

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police officers from other places, other cities, other

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states,

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so that they can go and detain these

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kind of people.

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Zip tying people. Hand cuffing people. Basically, basically

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what they're doing is, they are silencing people.

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Brothers and

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sisters, why are we shocked at this?

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That we are being silenced. People who are

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standing up for the haqq, they're being silenced.

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Why are we shocked at this?

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Have we not read sutul asr?

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When they give

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when they give advice of what is the

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they're

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gonna have to be patient also. Because people

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who stand up for the truth throughout history,

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throughout the generations of time, we have seen

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that anyone who stands up against tyranny,

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they will always try to be silenced.

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And they will always try to be sidelined.

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But brothers and sisters, as a Muslim,

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as a Muslim community,

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as a Muslim ummah, we have to remind

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ourselves

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that when something is wrong, and Allah has

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declared something that is wrong, it will remain

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forever wrong. And if something Allah has declared

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as right, it will remain forever right.

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No matter what the situation is,

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we always have to speak up in front

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of tyranny. We have to always tell the

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truth, what we truly believe in as Muslims.

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Even if I cannot go out and speak

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publicly,

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because I may not be eloquent enough, because

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there might be some other factors involved. But

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when we are asked a simple question, the

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which side do we stand on? We always

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stand on the side of Haqq. We always

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stand on the side of justice.

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We always stand up against injustice.

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And by the way, this is something that

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the prophet

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as I said, that the prophet

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one day he came home,

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and he's and and his and the wife

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and his wife said,

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Our mother said that the prophet did not

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talk to anyone.

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He went and he made wudu, and he

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prayed 2 rakas salat.

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And after that, the prophet he made a

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dua and he says This is hadith narrated

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by Khadifa ibn iman radiAllahu anhu. He says,

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he swore first of all first of all

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by Allah

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and he says, that you must continue to

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stand

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and enjoin towards good, And you must stand

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up against what is wrong. Otherwise,

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Allah

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will send a punishment on this ummah.

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And then at that time, people, leaders will

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be appointed above you, and over you. And

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they will not show any mercy to your

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children. They will not show any mercy to

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your elderly.

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And at that time you will ask Allah

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Subhanahu wa ta'ala and Allah will not answer

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your duas.

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Brothers and sisters, no matter how weak we

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think we are,

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but every single person has a responsibility

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to stand up against the injustice.

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And we have seen this throughout the history

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of our deen.

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No matter what the situation is, our deen

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has taught us, we always stand up. And

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we always speak for what is right. And

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we don't hide the truth.

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We should not manipulate the truth.

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Rasulullah

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is one clear example. No matter what the

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Quraysh were, no matter how strong the Quraysh

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were, and no matter how how much of

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a position

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they had in Makkah,

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Allah told Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam, It is

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your job.

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Whatever you find in the Quran, you have

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to go and convey it to them. They

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came to the prophet and they said that

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that how how dare you do something like

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this? Don't you have any respect for your

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father? You have any respect for your grandfather?

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And no matter how much they came to

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the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, there came

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a time where even the Prophet said, Even

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if you put the sun in my right

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hand, and the moon in my left hand,

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I will not stop preaching and standing up

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for what I truly believe in, and what

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I've been sent with.

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In fact, Allah even told

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that if you even forge,

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or you manipulate anything that we have sent

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you with, there could be severe consequences.

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Even this is Allah what he said to

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the prophet

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We see in the case of Musa alayhis

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salam. Musa is a man who is wanted

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in Egypt. Think about that for a moment.

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A man who is wanted in Egypt. How

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can you go back to a place

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where you know that as soon as you

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step foot in that place, you could be

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arrested,

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you could be detained?

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Allah is telling Musa alaihis salam, go back

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in the lion's den.

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And when he went back in the lion's

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den, and he had to face Fir'aun.

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And Fir'aun was sarcastic

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in his approach to Musa alaihis

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salam, highlighting the wrong that he did. Musa

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alaihis salam, though he was not so eloquent.

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And that's why he said that, Send Harun

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with me

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as my supporter.

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Send Harun with me.

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But still at the same time, Musa alaihis

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salam never wavered in the truth. Even if

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he's standing in front of the most tyrant

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king at that time, the most tyrannical,

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leader at that time, an oppressor at that

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time, who has killed so many children, just

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like we find the apartheid

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state. Even in that case, Musa alayhisam, he

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never wavered in the truth.

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Even we find later on, even amongst the

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Tabiyon and the Tabiyon,

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When we talk about the story of Hajjaj

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bin Yousuf,

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and when Saeed ibn Jubayin was brought before

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Hajjaj bin Yousuf. Think about standing in front

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of a man

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historically who has killed so many people,

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even in that situation.

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Sa'id bin Juba'r standing in front a bloodthirsty

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human being. He never wavered from the truth.

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He spoke up the truth, and he said

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to him what he need to do What

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he needed to hear. And he highlighted his

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injustices.

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And though Hajjedmi Yusuf killed him, but think

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about this. This is why

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standing up in front of a tyrant,

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standing up in front of injustices is very

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very powerful.

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Then we have the story of Imam Ahmad

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ibn Ahambal

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That during his time, the Muertazilas

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created a fitna

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regarding a subject or a theological

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debate regarding the Quran.

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Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal,

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very emphatically,

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very clearly,

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he stood up against the Muartazilas.

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And as a result of this, he was

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imprisoned. But you see brothers and sisters, historically

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speaking, we have seen from the Sahaba, we

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have seen from the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam, we have seen from the Tabi'aun, the

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Tabi Tabi'aun, that these people, they were never

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ever afraid to speak up the truth. They

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will keep on speaking up the truth. It

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is our job to speak up the truth,

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and the results are at the hands

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of Allah When Imam Abu Hanifa was

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given a position by Abu Ja'far al Mansur,

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a very high position

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during the Abbas al Khalifa.

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Imam al Khalifa knew that if he is

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given his chief position, and he accepts this

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chief position,

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then he's gonna have to compromise in his

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deen. He's gonna have to compromise in his

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opinions, and he's gonna have to give a

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verdict that goes against the Quran, the sunnah

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of Rasulullah

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And so he very clearly rejected the proposal,

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the proposal

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of Abu Ja'far al Mansur. And as a

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result of him rejecting that position, he was

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imprisoned, and later on he died in that

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same situation.

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All these stories they tell us what, brothers

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and sisters? That as Muslims,

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when Allah says that you have to stand

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up against injustice,

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and you had you have to stand up

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for what is right, this is our primary

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responsibility.

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We've seen these people, these professors.

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We've seen these people doing this, and we

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have to keep on doing this. No matter

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if we get canceled, no matter what anyone

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thinks of us, we have to keep on

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doing this. Why? Because this is,

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this is the greatest jihad. I say this

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word very clearly. This is the greatest jihad.

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Why? Because the prophet

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shalallahu alaihi wa sallam says, afbalul

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jihad.

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The greatest jihad is what?

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In the sultan in jay'il. To stand up

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against tyranny, and to speak up the truth

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in front of, in front of a tyrannical

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king. In front of a tyrannical,

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leader and regime. But that's why brother and

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sisters, we have to keep in mind that

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this is our responsibility.

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While we see these kind of people doing

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something, now I remember in the beginning, when

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October 7th took place, when this genocide started,

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we as a Muslim community, we were very

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active. We were doing a lot of different

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things. We were coming close to Allah

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And then over time, we started to become

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relaxed.

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We were talking about how to spend your

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money, and where to spend your money, and

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what to buy, and what not to buy.

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And there was so much going on in

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the community, and so many of our brothers

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and sisters, they were taking some serious action.

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And slowly and gradually, we become very relaxed

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in our approach.

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The genocide has not come to an end.

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Children are still being killed.

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Children are being found under rubble

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after days weeks.

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Children, I saw yesterday

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I cried.

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When I saw a young girl sitting in

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a wheelchair,

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crying that I wish I had my legs.

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This is what we're seeing.

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And alhamdulillah,

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I applaud.

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And I praise

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these people in Columbia University, and all these

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other universities who are standing up against the

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injustices.

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And we have to keep on supporting them.

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When stand Someone stands up for justice,

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though they may not They may be a

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non muslim,

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we have to praise them for that.

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When when people in the time of the

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Prophet

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When Mutar bin Adi, when he was a

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person who stood by Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam,

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the prophet alaihi wasallam appreciated him, though he

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was not a Muslim.

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So when people stand up for our cause,

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when people stand up for the Palestinian

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cause, or they stand up against injustice, it

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is our job to speak up and stand

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by their side. That is our responsibility as

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an ummah. And any time

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a person thinks, I cannot do this.

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I cannot stand up for what is right

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because of what may happen to me.

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Then listen to this hadith of Rasulullah

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The Prophet

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he says,

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let not any one of you belittle himself.

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They said, You Rasulullah,

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how can anyone of us belittle

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ourselves? Or how can someone belittle himself?

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He said that he finds a matter

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concerning about Allah,

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which he should say something about.

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But he does not say something about this.

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So Allah

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will say to this person on the day

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of judgment,

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that what prevented you from saying something

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about such and such, when you saw such

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and such thing happening in front of you.

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He said He will say that, You Allah,

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out of the fear of people,

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I decide to stay quiet.

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The Allah

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will then say Will it say to this

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person,

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rather it is I

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that you should be afraid of, and that

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you should fear.

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This is You're not supposed to be fearful

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of these people,

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rather I am the one that you should

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be fearful of. We should not be worried

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about what others are gonna think of us.

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I

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say this, that today in this day and

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age,

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it is hard to speak up against the

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injustice.

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It is hard to speak up the truth.

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You speak up the truth, you are labeled

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as judgmental.

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You are labeled as insensitive. You are labeled

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as someone who is not progressive.

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We have to stick to our redeem, brothers

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and sisters. And we stand up for what

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is right, and we stand up for we

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stand up against what is wrong. I ask

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to forever

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keep us on the right side. On the

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side that will always stand up for what

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is right, and stand up against what is

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wrong.

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There's a very beautiful du'a of Rasulullah Sallallahu

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Alaihi Wasallam, which inshallah will finish on.

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And this is a du'a that no matter

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what the situation is, and especially into the

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future, as they

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become difficult,

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as things may become challenging,

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we have to always stay on the haqq.

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And a lot of times what happens is

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that we Though we may think that we

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are on the side of the haqq, we

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may not be on the haqq. And that

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is why there's a very beautiful du'a that

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I wanna share with you all as we

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conclude today's khutbah is, Allah

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O Allah

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O Allah, show us the truth as true.

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And give us the ability to follow that

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which is the truth, and stand by what

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is the truth.

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And you Allah, show us the falsehood as

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falsehood.

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And give us the ability to stay away

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from that, and stay clear of that.

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Oh Allah, make us guided

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Guiders.

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And

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and not misguided

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misguiders.

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So this is a dua of the prophet

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that we should always recite.

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Brothers and sisters, as I said, things are

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gonna get difficult, but we stick to the

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Quran, we stick to the sunnah of the

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prophet

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The prophet has given us a solution to

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everything. The solution is in the Quran and

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the prophetic tradition. As long as we follow

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that and we stick to that inshallah,

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we will be in the clear, and the

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nus of Allah

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will eventually come. I ask Allah

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to make us from amongst those who will

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receive the nusrah of of Allah May Allah

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protect our brothers and sisters wherever they are

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oppressed.

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Allah

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Straighten lines, fill in the gaps.

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Please make sure you come inside the main

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hall.

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Brothers in the lobby area, please make sure

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the rows are straight. Often the rows are

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not straight and they're incomplete. Sisters, please make

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sure the rows are straight, the rows are

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complete.

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If you see any gap, please fill up

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the gap.

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Brothers in the back two rooms, please make

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sure the rows are complete.

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Often, we wait for others to fill up

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the gaps and that is why we have

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many incomplete rows. So please make sure the

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rows are complete. Brothers in the back two

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rooms, please make sure you are cautious of

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this. Brothers in the lobby area, please make

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sure the rows look around you. Make sure

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the rows are straight. And if there's anyone

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inside the multipurpose hall, please make sure the

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rows are straight and complete.

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