In Need Of Wisdom

Nouman Ali Khan

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A beautiful lecture delivered on February 12th, 2015 in Dubai.

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Al hamdu. lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah ambia even mousseline while early he was a minister mentioned that he may deem Allah, Allah Minh home, Amina Latina, Amina Mohammed Ali, heart, whatever, whatever subject, I mean, you're behind me.

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It's really awesome to be here, Mashallah, I'm really, really happy to be here. And I'm very grateful to all of you that came out this evening. And I especially am grateful for the mothers in this audience, if I can get a round of applause for the mothers in this audience

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that brought their children that they are going to be taken care of, because obviously, these guys don't do anything. So

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I'm even grateful for the mothers who brought the crazy kids with them like this one kid over there who shook my hand and then tried to run away with my finger,

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and wouldn't let go for like 10 minutes. But you know, I'm still grateful and humbled enough. Because I know how difficult it is for especially mothers to be part of these kinds of efforts, it's not easy to get out it late at night, that means you're tonight's gonna be a difficult night, baby's going to be cranky on the drive back. And it's going to be really difficult to put them to sleep. And all of this because you wanted to hear something about Hold on. This is actually not about myself. And I'm very clear about that. What brings what puts the love between us and puts the love in our hearts is actually the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala it has the power to do that. And I am

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a I experienced that love that people I meet that I've never ever met before in my life. And I can see the love in their eyes. And I can see the genuine doors they make in their eyes for myself and my family only because of one thing, because I'm trying to do whatever I can. Whatever little I can actually to understand a couple lines here something about the vocal Viola. It's all about doing anything out of the ordinary. But this book is so extraordinary, that when anybody tries to serve this book, and genuinely wants to share the message for themselves and for others, than allow us always that gives them these gifts and the biggest gift I can earn. And the biggest gift that you

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can earn is the draws of people. When people make draw for you. There's nothing more valuable you can have in your life. Now, I'm going to start with a story tonight. It's a difficult subject. I'm going to start with a story tonight and the story is actually of my own self. And some opinions that I used to have about the Koran. I was born in a Muslim family many of you know my story. I was born in a Muslim family but a very average Pakistani Muslim family. Which basically means that we did not take the religion all too seriously. I never learned Arabic I live and learn to read I never learned to like memorize Quran exhaustively or anything like that. We learned enough we learned a couple of

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Sooners of the Quran as children. I went to you know, I went some of my schooling was actually in Cerro de I was born in Germany. So my early kindergarten schooling was in German. In the German language. I didn't speak any anything else except German, which sounds weird, because I don't speak any German now. But anyway, so I learned later on I learned or do from second grade to eighth grade, I was in Cerro de but I went to a Pakistani School, which is awesome. So I learned a lot of what to do. Right. And then I came to you know, in high school, I came to the United States. But by the time I was in the United States, I basically had no reason to take my religion seriously, as a teenager

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living in Queens, nobody around me have all of my friends, maybe one guy was a Muslim. And that's not because I only know he was Muslim, because his name was active, not because of anything else. Like you don't act Muslim in high school in New York City. You just don't do it, you know. And so in that age, I reflect back at that time, and my years in college, and I think about what did I used to think about Islam at that time. And the first answer I have in my head is I did not think about Islam at that time. I didn't think much about it. But if I did think about it, here are three things I used to think. I'm going to start with these things. And I'd like you to remember these three

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things. The first thing I used to think was Islam is irrelevant.

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It does not have solutions for my problems right now. Every time I hear a football, every time I hear a lecture, they talk about something amazing. That happened a long time ago. And they never tell you anything good happening when right now only bad things are happening right now. And all the good things happened a long time ago.

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And so they keep telling me this that the time of the prophets was great. The time of the sahaabah was awesome. We used to be so amazing, but now we are just a bunch of people and we're just all gonna go burn in hell and you know, you all of you are sinning and so you know what I I accept you know what, at that time, I said, Fine, good times are over. These are the bad times. So therefore this religion has nothing to offer me for right now. And as a matter of fact, every time people will talk about Islam, they will tell me how and this is by the way.

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coming from someone who's wanting to learn Veen, I would go to a Joomla. Because my dad would drag me to Joomla I don't want to go to Joomla he would drag me there. And I'm sitting there like, when is this over some of the best sleep of my life was during Joomla. You know, the only thing that woke me up was

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the only thing that was me up. But before I passed out, the few things I would hear, I would hear about how things that are happening right now most of those things are Haram.

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And how most of your life you are just in disobedience to ally and the only way you can survive, is you have to try to live like people lived more than 1000 years ago, you have to become an ancient person, you cannot be a modern person. So I developed the opinion in my head that this religion is for people who want to pretend that they are living more than 1000 years ago, this is not for people who live in 2015, or a third time 1997. This is not for those people. That was the first opinion I had that this religion is irrelevant. It's outdated, it's expired.

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The second opinion and by the way, Muslims, this is an attitude from a Muslim or a non Muslim.

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This is actually an attitude from a Muslim. And I'm not alone. I'm not alone. And I wasn't alone, then millions of Muslims used to think like this, and they still think like this. And the second attitude was that this religion is harsh.

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It's harsh.

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You chances are, you are doing something wrong. And chances are you are going to go to Hellfire, actually, the chances that you will go to Hellfire are 99.9999999999%.

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And maybe you might make it to jail. Now.

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Most of the time, what I heard was, I am in trouble. And Allah is angry with me. That's what I heard most of the time.

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Every time I do something, there is something wrong with it. islamically

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something is wrong with it. And as a matter of fact, at that time, I used to be really scared

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of people that had beards.

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Because people that I knew that had a beard, they don't smile.

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They look at you like

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oh my God, this guy. The more Islamic you get, the more angry you get at the world. You know, so I used to be scared of those people, man, I was scared. And as a matter of fact, even when I was in college, I'm sitting there and I'm eating my pizza in New York City is sitting in a restaurant eating pizza. And a guy with a beard walks in on their own man, I was trying to have a pizza, this guy ruining my lunch, it's probably going to give me a lecture about how I'm going to hell again, or something, you know, I used to be really scared of these people really scared of them.

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This was the second opinion that I developed the first one that it's irrelevant. And the second that it's harsh, that the people that follow this religion, they are very mean, they're not nice people, and they judge you, and they tell you that you're bad, and that they're better than you. That's the second one. And there is a third one, the third opinion I developed was Okay, you know what, let me just try to maybe I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Maybe I should not judge Islam because of Muslims. Maybe I shouldn't listen to just the what the theme says or what these people do and how they behave, I should try to figure the religion out for myself. So I'm going to read the Quran by

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myself. And I'm going to figure it out by myself because I don't trust these people. So I'm going to read the Quran by myself, do I know Arabic knows I'm going to read a translation. And so I decided to read a translation. And what do I find? I find confusion.

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I find confusion because some ions in the beginning are talking about something and then they're talking about something else. And then they're talking about something else and something else and something else. I've never read any book like this, when I when I read a book, I started chapter one, and it makes sense. And then the chapter two builds on chapter one. And chapter three builds on chapters one and two when it goes in an order. But the Quran doesn't work like that. The Quran has to crawl, it has repetition.

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Allah will say something here that he'll say something, and again, and I'll say it again, and they'll say it again. So I don't seem to understand how this book is organized. It doesn't make any sense. And then sometimes I read some things, and they completely don't make any sense. Alif Lam Meem.

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And I'm saying myself, how does this make any sense? I don't understand.

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So you know what that is? The first opinion was what let me see if you're still alive. What was the first opinion I developed as irrelevant and the second opinion is harsh. And the third one is a combination of two things. It's confusing. It's confusing, and it's unimpressive. It's not impressive. What's the big deal? I read the Quran I don't understand why we're so amazed by this book. You know, how could this be impressive. Now if you have these things,

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opinions. If you have these three opinions, then this is more than enough for you to not want to have anything to do with Islam, more than enough. And for a lot of people that I've met all over the world, they have these same exact three opinions.

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Same exactly opinions. And they say why don't want anything to do with religion? Because it's harsh, because it's irrelevant. What am I going to learn from the story of this prophet or that Prophet that happened so long ago, we're living in 2015 right now, one guy even told me if the Quran came down today, it would have been different it would have been related to our time. So you know, it was related at that time. It has to do with old times as healthy love when enough is good enough. But right now we have to live our life you know, we have to move forward. We can't think backwards so they think thinking about Islam is like thinking backwards.

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Now before I go on, I want to the first half of my talk is to explain the problem. I just want to explain the problem. And the first problem was in my head

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and you know, I blame myself but I also blame the oma.

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You guys understand marketing right?

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If you love kid cat, because I love kid Kat.

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Kit Kat has done a really good job marketing itself.

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Right? So when you think even if you haven't had a kid cat, when you think Give me a break, give me a break with a KitKat bar. You go straight for it. They've done a good job marketing themselves. Islam, the Muslims, the oma hasn't even done a good job marketing Islam to the Muslims themselves. If the Muslim themselves if a Muslim himself if a Muslim or herself has a negative opinion of Islam, that means we did not do a good job presenting Islam. That's what that means something is missing. something is very wrong. Now let's take the problem a little further.

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Allah azza wa jal Anna, all of this I want to share with you before I get to the next part. All of this is inspired by one I have suited to none. He puts his hand on what it means to be cabin Heckman. When more evocative Hashanah which I did humility here.

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Allah says call people call invite to the way of your rub the path of your master, I will be explaining this ayah today, it's going to take me a long time. I'm already letting you know. I'm not going to give you all I only have five minutes left. Forget it. It's going to be a long night.

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Just letting you know. Okay. So that nobody's like mentally prepared. Or starting at nine. Maybe he'll make it short. I will make it short. And

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this is going to be long and boring.

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Yeah. Okay. So

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he says call to the way of your rub with Heckman. Anyone know what hikma means? Call it out? Here's a hint.

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With a very good

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Hector means one. Wisdom. My argument today is most of the time we talk about Islam without wisdom.

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And when we don't use wisdom, instead of bringing people closer to Islam, what do we end up doing? pushing them further away from Islam. And the way you call people with wisdom, or you call people wisely, as you call people the way the book of Allah calls people. But we I would argue, do not use the method identified by the book of Allah, we have our own methods. And these methods are highly unsuccessful. Actually, they're not even wise, they're very unwise ways of calling people to Islam. So I'm going to give you a small list of how we make that mistake. It's not a long list. It's a small list, and I'll go through it quickly. But as I go through it, I want you to think about the

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hood. Because you have heard the lectures you have heard the Islamic discussions that you have been a part of at the dinner table, or conversations you've had about Islam, under any class, any course anything you've learned, and see if you hear anything that reminds you of what you heard. The first kind of unwise way to call people is we talk about divisions. We talk about this group versus that group, this shape versus that shape.

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You know, this school of thought versus that school of thought you said this, but that she said that you want to have a battle.

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You know, and then there are people who say they talk about Islam, but the only thing they talk about is how wrong the other guy is. They will have YouTube channels, Facebook pages, blogs, these people put a lot of effort into studying the mistakes of someone else. Get a life dude. But anyway, that's what they do. They study they study and they say in video number in this video.

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In minute number 87 Dude, you listen for 87 minutes to wait for a mistake. That's amazing. I am impressed with the level of attention span you have. This brother said this and stuff for a lot of you. This is why this brother is a fitna and he is calling people to the hellfire. And then, and here's my blog to save the oma from this guy.

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This is sound familiar to you?

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People will benefit from someone you'll be benefiting. I don't have to name any names. I don't care. I don't care. And this is not even about myself because I honestly don't care. I really don't care. I read some of the comments under YouTube videos for entertainment.

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But you know, you will have somebody who say you may be you but you're benefiting. You're benefiting from someone. Maybe you're benefiting from the bank, who I love is so cool. You know, last time I was here, you guys remember peace conference. Some of you were there. I was hanging out with Mufti mink. And I told him to make.

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Before I tell you this, I tell you another story. This has happened to me twice now. I was in Atlanta, Georgia. I got out of the airport, a woman a Senegalese woman looked at me and said, hey, look at me.

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And I said, No, she goes, I know you love the way you lie. You lie.

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I seen your videos. Like No,

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no, no, you lie.

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There. Okay. Okay. I took out a picture of me and was steaming. I think that's mostly me.

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And that's me. Oh, you just look just like him. Okay.

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All right. All right.

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And then same thing happened in Baja. Brother comes up.

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Right

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now like, yes.

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But my favorite one happened at the wave airport? Brother pneumonic.

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That's a good one.

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Yes.

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So I was hanging out with the bank. And I said, you know, Steve, you know, we should do, I should wear your soul. And you should wear my suit.

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And then we should do the lectures. And we were gonna do it. But there was no time left. So next time, I'm going to disguise myself as a female. And he will disguise himself as me talk about lack of wisdom. But yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. Anyhow, coming back to the subject, somebody some of you but Raise your hand if you benefited from receiving pleasure. See, see this is why we love this man. mela protect this man and his family.

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Somebody comes to you yeah, you know, but he's got this mistake. Or some people say that he is deviant or some people say that he's not a good scholar, some people? Have you heard these conversations?

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Where do you get the some people business from? As we have this? This is not the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, this is the son of the Muslim community. Now, anybody who will benefit people, you have to find something wrong with them.

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And let me guarantee you, I or anybody else, whoever grabs a mic, there is something wrong with us, because we're human beings. So if you're gonna find look for a mistake, I will guarantee you, you will find it. Guaranteed you will find mistakes because we're human beings.

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And if you're a ha, he made a mistake. Oh, yeah, he's a human being.

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You didn't accomplish anything. But you know what we call this I'm gonna build my roof and then he didn't work out what is wrong with you, this is not going to build anything. This is you have too much free time on your hands. And you don't know how to do something positive.

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Do something good. Instead of do redoing research on the mistakes of someone? Why don't you go help your mother cook?

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Why don't you want to clean your house? Have you ever smelled your socks? Go wash those instead? You know, do something else with your life. Don't do this. You're not serving anything. That's the first kind of unwise conversation and it takes so much energy away from the Muslims. So much of their energy is just spent on this this sort of this one versus that one and that one versus this one. Come on, you know. And then the second, the second kind of poisonous, I don't even call it y is conversations about Islam. These are poisonous conversations about Islam. The second kind of poisonous conversation about Islam is when people are judgmental. They want to judge you more than a

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level judge you

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they let people know they're gonna go burn in Hellfire or this is haram and you don't even know the discussion of the fuqaha you know nothing but you think it's Haram. So you want to put your fatwa on the world. What qualifications Do you have homeboy? Where did you get to

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From, I want to tell you a fun conversation. I had one of my friends, she come to NASA, some of you know him. She helped the NASA and I were at a dinner. And there were some people having dinner with us. And one brother had a very short beard. He had a very short beard. And the brother next to him had a long beard. And the brother with a short beard at dinner, turned to the guy with the long beard and says, He your face.

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You have to and he's he's making his embarrassing this guy at a dinner table.

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And you know, when it comes to matters of fear,

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when it comes to matters of fact, I don't open my mouth, because I'm not a puppy. I'm not even a scholar. But she comes on and says it's actually a puppy. And he's sitting there listening to this guy. He By the way, both of them are like 20 years old.

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This is haram and in the Hadith, it says you have to grow your beard excetera and she helped NASA or men sometimes this guy, he's about to eat his his barbecue, and he puts the thing down and he goes, brother, where's the Hadith?

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And he goes, uh, I think it's in Makati. I was like, yeah, which Bob? Who's the Ravi? Who narrated it? Who did he narrated to? How was it understood by the Sahaba? How was it understood by the first generation? How was it understood by Mr. Bahari himself? What's the commentary on this hadith in particular body? What about the Maliki school? What are the comments about the study? What about the Shafi school? What are the comments about this? And the brother said, You're embarrassing me.

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Please don't embarrass me. And he said, Yes, I'm embarrassing you because you're embarrassing him.

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You don't know what you would you like to take things and just either make them hard or make them harder. You don't have the qualifications. There is a lot of conversation that goes into before you say something. Allah forbade something, you have to be very careful. There's not a small thing. Del Campo de la ayuda. mala, you don't just get to drop haram haram you don't get to do that.

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And you don't get to decide who's gonna burn in Hellfire and who's guided and who's misguided. The ayah that I'm reading to you today towards the end when we get to the end of the ayah in Naropa, who are women Wanda and Sabina

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your robe he knows who's misguided, not you. You don't get to decide that. But we love to judge people very quickly. As a matter of fact, we are so good at judging people. We judge people as soon as they walk into the machine.

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We look at the short beard.

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We look at the check the pants Oh.

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So quick. We send people to not most people we send it this is this is a horrible, horrible thing to do. horrible thing to do. judging people through Islam, the only one to judge is Allah subhana wa Tada. Our job is not to judge, our position is not to judge.

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Then the third and by the way, when somebody does something wrong, if you know it's absolutely wrong, you've done your research, you've done your homework, you know for sure that it's wrong, then you have to figure out a polite way of correcting it.

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And maybe you shouldn't be the one correcting it, maybe somebody else should be the one correcting and you have to use what wisdom, wisdom, sometimes you correcting someone will do more damage than good.

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If I try to correct my father,

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it's not gonna go well.

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It's not a good idea. I should talk to my mom. And my mom will talk to my dad and that way I won't get in trouble.

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You see what I'm saying? Sometimes you have to use wisdom and you don't take the direct approach every time it will do more damage than good. So the first kind of poisonous conversation is divisive. It creates divisions and talks about groups and people The second kind of poison is conversation is obsessed with judging people. The third kind of conversation I kind of already alluded to it is conversations about the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that are shallow, that are absolutely shallow. What do I mean?

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You know if you hear a football in which they are 30 or 30, recorded 20 ahaadeeth recorded I after I after I heard it after Hades after Hanif, how much did you How much time did you spend on each Ayah? A few seconds? Yes. And then you went straight to the next time then you went to the next day, then you went to the next day? Then you went to the next? How much time did you actually think about any one of those ions? Very little, very little. And you know what that is? That is not that is not healthy. Every idea of the Quran, every Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam deserves attention. When you give me too much of that at the same time, I actually end up paying attention to

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none of it to none of it.

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Allah complains in the Quran, Allah tada Bruner Quran, Allah coolbellup Fallujah,

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Leah de baru iottie

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Natalie St. Louis hayati, he says Leah de baru Aya t so they can think deeply about his IOD hour and a half I plan to talk to you tonight about how many I ops? About how many I do, you know, one. One is because it deserves attention, we need to think about it. So what happens is people will quote lots of IOD, but they won't go in depth in any one of them. Now, when you don't understand something in depth, is there a chance that you're misunderstanding it? Absolutely. When you don't understand something in depth, there is a lot of room for misunderstanding. Because a shallow understanding can be very easily a problematic understanding. Let me tell you something else. While I'm on this point,

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this might be a little bit harder to understand, but it's an important point.

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The most the most supreme thing that we have in Islam, the highest truth that we have in Islam is the book of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala alto Kalamata law e n, earlier, the word of Allah is in the highest place, the highest thing we have is what again, the word of Allah. Now what happens, somebody says, I, they have a judge, they have a bias already, they have a thing in their mind. And the thing the concept in their mind is women are inferior to men, this is the idea they have in their head. Now that they have this idea in their head, they will pull a bunch of art, and they'll pull a bunch of a heavy, and they'll give you the need for why women are inferior to men. But what came first, the IR came first or their concept came first. Their concept came first and they use the IR to prove their

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concept. This is incorrect. We don't want to make any assumptions before we turn to the book of Allah, the Book of Allah will decide how we should think we don't decide how to think about the book of Allah, you understand. So there's this bias, you already have your mind made up. And by the way, this can go really crazy. Some people can say, well, we have to kill every non Muslim. Let me prove it to you. And they'll give you 100, a hadith and 50 yards. And they can do it. Like it's very easy. I've seen it done.

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What's the problem with that, and some young 19 year old listens to that speeches, and he's got so much Deneen, he could have so many. And so many of these, he must be right. Because it's in the book of a lot. No, you monkey, you, the conclusion came first. And the research came second, in every field of knowledge, what comes first, the conclusion or the research, the research comes first. And then based on the research, you decide a conclusion, this is the exact opposite of what they do. So it sounds like a very Islamic lecture, because it's got a lot of ions and a lot of ahaadeeth. But you know what, it's a very an Islamic approach. Because their bias, their opinion, has already taken

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a supreme position, and everything else is being inserted inside it.

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And we Muslims get taken advantage of. I think that's from Islam to so many of the things we hear today, unfortunately, so many of the things we hear in the name of the book of Allah are an insult to the book of Allah, they're an insult. The exact opposite of the meaning is being taught.

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So many times, it's a painful thing to listen to, while it is painful. Now the next just a couple more that I want to share with you.

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This is isolationist. I know it's a big word. I'll make it easy to understand this is isolation is conversation about this, by the way, these kinds of conversations about Islam. Have you heard them before? conversations that make divided make divisions between people? Have you heard that before? Have you heard conversations that judge people? Have you heard conversations where people already have their mind made up and then they use the eye art and you heard these kinds of comments, we are being taken advantage of as a population needs to stop. This needs to stop. Now another just one more that I want to share with you is isolationism. And what that means is that they'll tell you

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that the only people who have the HAC is us. And if you want to be safe, don't listen to anyone else. Because if you listen to them, you will become misguided. And you want to go to generate. The only way to get good agenda is you stay in my hand aka

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you just listen to me because all the other people are misguided and these people have an updated list of the misguided scholars every week.

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If you want to save yourself, only listen to us and you know what happens people listen to them, and they isolate themselves and they're isolated.

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themselves from their families, people cut themselves off from their own family didn't want to listen to their family anymore. Well, my, my parents don't listen to my shift. So I don't want to deal with my parents. I don't want to deal with my family because they're not on the hook.

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And so you use the dean, and you misuse the dean to isolate people from their own families, from their own communities, from their own societies. Where I live in the United States, there are some isolated communities in the United States. You know what they teach you, they teach you in this in these communities, they teach you the non Muslims, these are the kuffaar they are not just they are evil people don't deal with them. If you deal with them. If you become friends with them, if you talk to them nicely, if you do business with them. They are a fitna, they will take you away from Islam, and they will make you coffee, so stay away from them.

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And so there are massages in America. In America. There are massages that I've been there for 40 years, and the neighbors next door neighbors are non Muslims, and they have no idea that that's a Masjid

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because the people in the mustard say fitna, Kufa.

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Where did you get this from? Where did this come from? If Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not deal with the people in Makkah, and he isolated himself, we would not be taking Shahada. Today, I am a Muslim, because my father is a Muslim, whose father is a Muslim, whose father is a Muslim, whose father is a Muslim whose father is a Buddhist.

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I come from a Buddhist heritage, I looked it up. My great great great grandfather was actually a Buddhist. And he became a Muslim.

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Somebody had to talk to him and not treat him like nudges. Somebody had to show him courtesy. Somebody had to treat him like a human being. Somebody has to show him love and respect. You know?

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I was in the elevator in the hotel over here and the guy's name was what was his name? Everything

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else is hard to pronounce. Starts with an H i didn't take

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obviously not a Muslim name. You know what happens? You read the name and you say okay, is a Muslim guy. Mohammed is American brother. How are you? Hindu, the man to

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know Hey, how's it going? Good, sir. He's he used to work in the versus a hotel. how long you've been working for months? How's the job? It's hard.

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And it's tough. I know. And we just became friends just chatted a little I talked to a coffee.

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Relax, guys. The Dean does not teach you to hate non Muslims. This Dean came to bring dignity to all human beings whether concur Rama, bunny, Adam, Allah says we gave respect to the children of Adam. I'll say that again. Allah says, Allah gave respect to who? To who? Children of Adam. So every child of Adam alayhis salam has been given respect by who? By Allah, how do you don't give them respect?

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Allah gives them respect. You don't give them respect. And you think Islam tells you to disrespect them. Islam tells you to look at them as evil, you don't even understand the law talks about

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what is the ayah? Where does it occur? What surah does it occur? What context is it occurring? And how does it apply? We don't want to know because we just want to look at the surface and not study deeply. We don't have the time to study deeply. This is all the opposite of wisdom. But now we're going to talk about wisdom itself hears this was a negative talk up until now. Now we're going to have what the positive talk, why did I organize it this way, because I want to leave you with something positive. I don't want to leave you with something negative. Now listen carefully.

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I'm going to start with an ayah that belongs to sort of the nun. By the way, the ayah invite people with wisdom belongs to certain none. So all the IR that I will use to explain this ayah also belong to certain they come from the same sort of and this law at the end says called people with wisdom and the entire sutra is full of examples of how do you call people with wisdom. The sutra itself teaches you in itself teaches you how to call people with wisdom. So I'm going to give you one example pay attention to this example I will test you

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Yes. Now listen and I you have to answer me out loud. Allah says listen, what am I gonna actually you know before that.

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He says he sends water from the sky Angela, Minnesota EMA and he sends water from the sky. Up to Lacombe his daughter was a tune when he was in college Samarra. Now listen, let's see if you have good vocabulary. What is zaytoun mean?

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Brothers one that one when the

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brothers two sisters zero

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anab

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sisters got the one

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to one woman goodness thammarat

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brothers got that. Even though you're on the girls side.

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I'll give you the three one.

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Okay, listen, Allah says he sends water from the sky.

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And then Olive comes out.

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Palm Trees come out date palms come out. He says grapes come out, farm comes out, farmland harvest comes out. There are all kinds of crop. And then he says all kinds of fruit.

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Now listen, if water didn't come from the sky, there would be no life on the earth, yes or no.

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There would be no life on the earth if Allah did not send water from the sky. Now, if you want to look at what grows on the earth, it does the same thing grow on the earth are different things growing the earth. Different same water, but different plants, right? Same water, but different plants. Now, I'll break them into two categories. farm land,

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does the farm grow on its own? Or does the farmer have to do work also.

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You can't just have the rain. The rain is not enough, the rain is necessary, but it's not enough. The farmer has to do work. Also, grapes are delicate plants. You can't just grow them on their own. The farmer has to do the gardener has to do work. Palm Trees are sensitive, you have to take care of them. The gardener has to take care of these plants. Rain alone is not enough, you understand. So in other words, for farming and certain kind of olives and the sensitive fruits and the sensitive trees, they have to be taken care of. and a farmer or a gardener has to do work also.

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But when Allah says he grows all kinds of fruits

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if you go into the Amazon jungle in South America, and there are hundreds and 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of acres of jungle and trees, do those trees have fruits? Yes, but is there any gardener? Is there any farmer? No, it grows on its own? Yeah. So what I'm trying to say is when Allah sends water from the sky, things grow from the earth but some things grow because of our efforts. Also it's a partnership and some things grow only by the mean by the gift of Allah you with me so far. Now let's take this further. Let me tell you why I gave you this example. Remember we're trying to learn what from the Quran wisdom. All of this I'm explaining to you because we're going to try to learn some

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wisdom from the Quran tonight.

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Now listen, same surah Allah azza wa jal later on says Roma, Enza na de Calcutta elderly to be eternal home and the dicta foofy. Odin waspa likoma. New Moon, we did not send the book down to you at all. Wait, before he said What did he send down?

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Rain now he says we're sending what down the book. So now he is going to compare the book to what the rain.

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He says we sent the book down only so they could clarify all the differences. And so it could be guidance and mercy. Now, when the look of a lot comes down, like the rain comes down it the rain goes into the earth and the look of the law. It's IOD go inside the hearts of human beings. Now, the earth used to be dead. Yes. And because of the rain, what happened it came back to life and the earth the people used to be dead. Their hearts used to be dead. And a large book has the power to do what bring them back to life. The Muslim community can have so many problems we could have lying and cheating and stealing. We have forgotten the book of Allah. Our youth don't pray anymore. They're

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addicted to film on the internet. They're watching movies. We have political problems, social problems, economic problems, spiritual problems, psychological problems, oh my god.

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But you know what? You could be dead. But if you have the look of a law coming into your heart, what will happen? You will be brought back to life there's no reason to be depressed is depressed you in the beginning man we got so many problems. But you know that we know what we have one solution and what's that solution? The Book of Allah and when it enters into you, you could be as dead as dead as dead gets and Allah will bring you back. This is why Allah says in certain Hadees he talks about the hearts that became hard for kosaku home worker he romaine home fast a boon their hearts became hard and more so many of them are corrupt. And in the very next ayah he says

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you should know Allah brings life to the earth after Ada died a level bring this oma back to life. You just have to apply what the water what is the water for this oma

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is the Quran.

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Cochrane and if this oma is not coming back to life, that must mean we're not applying the water correctly.

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That's what that means.

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Now, I told you before, when it rains, how many times have plants you get to one of them, you have to do the work. Also remember that? And the other one happens, how?

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on its own. In the middle of the jungle, there's an apple, in the middle of the jungle, there's an orange, it happened on its own, when we had nothing to do with it. You understand? Just like that. Even today, there will be people who accept Islam. You didn't do any Dawa. You didn't make any effort, you didn't do nothing. Allah just put the water into their hearts and they just came to Islam on their own.

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It will happen even now. Does it happen or no? Just like the fruits of growing the middle of the jungle with no human effort only by the will of Allah or some people who come to Islam only by the will of Allah.

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You know, I get amazed I can just get baffled at the sometimes the emails I get sometimes the conversations I have, I just get shocked sometimes. It still rings in my head. I was at the I was coming back, you know, with my family at the airport and there was a flight attendant. That was it. This was in Maryland as a flight attendant walking by and you know how flight attendants dressed they don't dress like you know, not I'm not talking about like Emirates flight attendants. I'm talking about like Spirit Airlines or something in America flight attendant. She walks by and she goes, I've been watching your videos, I pray that I become a Muslim soon.

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I said, Whoa. How did that happen?

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I did not give her Dawa. I don't even know her. I made no effort towards her. I just studied Koran and put a video on YouTube. Who did that for her?

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A lot of that

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he can make it rain into people's hearts. That's not my effort. That's the gift from a lot of this woman. And may Allah give me a reward even though I didn't make any effort.

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You know, for what may Allah guide her to Islam. And there are hundreds of 1000s of people like that. This Christian woman just emailed me last week. She said because you know, the Charlie Hebdo incident you know about that. When the Charlie Hebdo thing happened, this woman was she's a woman from Texas. And she lives in Japan, she lives in Tokyo. She says I got curious about this prophet that they're making fun of. And I started looking for you videos on YouTube, and I found your videos, and I started watching your videos. And now I wanted to know that because I'm watching so many of your videos, I ran out of data on my phone.

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Because I watch it on the train. And she started her email by saying I'm a Christian woman. That's how she started the email. At the end of her email. She says thank you for introducing me to Allah and His messenger.

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So hard Allah, sometimes a level of growth routes and you won't even know how you will not even know how it will just happen. But you know what, this is the part that's hard to understand. So I need extra attention from everybody. Okay. This is the hard part in this talk.

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Human civilization. Anthropologists will tell us human civilization began when human beings learned how to farm.

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You could not survive, humanity could not survive eating fruits in the jungle, we had to figure out a way to mass produce food. And the best way to mass produce food is to develop agriculture, you understand? So humanity became civilized. And once agriculture came, cities came and when cities came, nations came civilization came but the first step of civilization was what agriculture you will be so far. Now when when you have agriculture you have a farm.

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Don't you have to direct the water

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the water doesn't come in automatically you have to dig and make a canal and you have to figure out a way of delivering the water right? You cannot just rely on the rain you have to conserve the water and deliver it. If we as an oma by the way we as an oma, we are a civilization or no, we aren't. If we are going to survive, then the rain is not enough The rain is from Allah but you have to conserve that water and you have to make the effort of delivering it. And before we deliver it to humanity. I'm arguing today we have to deliver it to ourselves at the age of 19 when I started studying the Quran seriously, when I started studying the Quran, I felt that I was cheated for 19 years I've been

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Muslim my whole life. How come I don't know anything about the Quran? How can my school didn't teach me? How can my parents didn't know anything themselves? Why didn't they get that education? Why didn't my neighbors ever know? We are one fifth of the world's population. These people so many non Muslims know more about the Quran than we do.

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How is that possible? How is that possible? How would How did I ask

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A Muslim have the same opinion about the Quran as done Muslims have the non Muslim say that it's harsh, the non Muslim say that it's irrelevant. Why did I have to say that? I don't know the non Muslims are not impressed. How come I had the same opinion, something has to change, we have to cultivate. We have to provide this knowledge now the people. So now tonight the rest of this talk is how are we going to do that? How are we going to deliver this message for ourselves and for our children and their children? And then the rest of humanity at the same time?

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Allah says Udo, let's begin the ayah. Now we begin the ayah would invite.

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What does it mean? Tell me out loud, invite God, do you invite somebody who are angry with?

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Can you invite somebody to your house, you're angry at me come to my house for dinner.

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You don't do that. When you invite someone, it is an act of friendship.

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You cannot invite someone unless it is an act of what? friendship. So from the very word dour, from the very word, although if you are not friendly, you shouldn't be doing that.

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If you have an angry personality, why don't you just go memorize Koran or something? let somebody else do our

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if you get really frustrated with people, you should not be doing Dawa. Because that one means one invitation and to do invitation you have to be one friendly. Second,

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either service. By the way, if somebody is giving an angry hookah and you say well, why are you giving it brother I'm trying to do Dawa.

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That's how you do that.

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You know, you don't scare people to death and then invite them. This is that invitation This is get lost and get out of here and never come back.

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He says he By the way, he doesn't say Islam. Although Isla de la big. He doesn't say that. He says other Oh Allah. Civilian of big. What does Seville mean? Let's see who wins this one.

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My brother's one again.

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The ruler Sabina Arabic means invite to the path of your rub. Everybody knows what a path is? Yes.

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Now, have you ever invited anybody to a path?

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Does it make sense? You don't invite someone to a road. You invite someone to a destination, right?

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You don't invite to a road you invite to a destination but Allah is telling people telling us that you have to invite people to a what a road sebelah path is a road. A pathogen road? Why did he there's so much wisdom in this column?

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I hope I can explain this to you in ways you will remember because this is one of the most powerful truths of Islam that is hidden. People don't know. People don't know.

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You know people study Islam, and this man sisters are learning Quran. I don't know so much vocabulary. I haven't memorized so many sewers. I don't know that you read yet. I don't know this yet. I don't know that yet. When I learned this much, inshallah, then it will be good. But right now, I don't know anything. People are always worried about more and more and more and more quantity. And they want to accomplish and they keep thinking they haven't done anything yet.

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If Allah is calling people to a path, like a road,

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are people traveling at the same speed?

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know, some people traveled fast and some people traveled one slow. Some people are traveling so slow, that you can't even see their progress. It's that slow. It doesn't even show up on the speedometer. Is that slow? But they're still making progress. Probably the problem is, we like everybody to make progress at the same speed.

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You should be like this one. You should be like that one. Even parents. They tell them one of your daughters can do better than the other one. Why don't you be like your sister.

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They're not the same. They're on their own path. You're asking a lot to join the road. That's what you're asking people to join the road, not the destination. Ally's not calling you to the destination. He just wants you to enjoy the road. So many people come up to me how do I learn Arabic quickly?

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How do I study the whole Quran quickly? I was like, why do you want to do it quickly? What's your hurry?

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You know, are you gonna die soon or something?

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You got time bro. Relax, chill out.

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Allah is not interested in how much you know.

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Allah is interested whether or not you are on the road. And when you are on a road, how do you know if you're on a road? The scenery around you is changing Yes or no? And you're making progress. All Allah wants from you is what progress

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All Allah wants from you is progress. He does not want perfection from you.

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That's what people want from you. That's how it wants from you. Allah knows what he created. He did not ask people to become perfect. He asked people to make progress. That's all he asked. Allah makes our Deen easy and beautiful. We make our Deen difficult and ugly. We make people feel bad because they're not perfect. We make people feel bad because they're not completely there yet. The Sahaba were the best generation Yes or no? Best generation of all time of all time. And these people were willing to die for Islam, yes or no? Okay. Allah gave them IOD about alcohol

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in three stages.

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These are people that are willing to die for Islam. And Allah says, okay, you know, it's enough to Hema there is evil and alcohol is greater than the benefit. The evil is more than that wasn't enough. Then later on, he said, What are Takara salata, antem sakara, hatha de la mata pollun. Don't go near Salah while you're drunk.

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And then finally one of the last sutras ever revealed to me that one of the last words ever revealed, he says, which so many families shape and fall into into one, this is evil from the work of the devil, will you stop or what? In other words, Sahaba, who were the best generation, Allah did not expect them to quit alcohol immediately? If he could, if he wanted, he could have given the iron from the very beginning. Now think about this even further. Alcohol is considered not just Haram. It's also considered evil. There's a difference. Pigs are not evil pigs are just what?

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You don't see your biggest Allah, he was just a pig. Just don't eat it. Okay, it's a particular Alameda is not evil, relax.

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Okay. But alcohol is not just Haram, it is also one evil,

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which means it was always evil. Which means it was always from the work of the shaitaan, when the in the first year of Revelation, it was from the work of shavonne. And in the 23rd year of Revelation, it was also the work of Shabbat. And even though it was always evil, Allah decided that people have to people haven't made enough progress on the road yet, so they're not ready yet. So we'll I'll give them the idea when they're a little more ready. So I'll give them a little bit, and I'll tell them look, the harm is more than the benefit. Then a little bit later, I'll say at least don't be drunk when you're making a lot. And a little bit later, I'll tell them, Okay, leave it now. You're mature

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enough. Now stop the best generation, Allah allow them time to make progress on the road. And what do we do?

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If a drunk guy, drunk guy walked into the machine today?

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He's had two three beers, you can smell it from 10 feet away, and you want to pray?

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What are we gonna do with him?

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We're gonna beat him up and kick him out.

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And once you kick him out, where's he gonna go? Back to the bar. He's gonna go back to drinking. He came to the house of Allah, he took a step.

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He took such a big step. And you said go back, this step is not good enough for us. You're not good enough for us. Allah wants you to make progress on the road. And you have to let other people make progress on the road. And maybe some of them will take their time. And some of them will move quickly. You know, Allah gave the example of a of growing things on the ground, right? There's a farmer. And by the way, some of you have these so many, I think maybe in the last year, this question was repeated at least 1000 times in my lectures, people came to me at least 1000 times and ask this one question. Let me tell you what the question is, brother. My husband doesn't pray. My

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son doesn't pray. My wife doesn't pray. My sister doesn't pray. My uncle doesn't pray. My father doesn't pray, how do I get them to pray? How do I change them?

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Tell me one thing I can say to them. And they'll change. And I say, Okay, hold on.

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I got nothing.

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There's a farmer, a farm. What's step one in farming? You put the seed in the ground? Yes. You put the seed and then you put water and you go to sleep, and you wake up, make sure the soil is clean. Then you put water again, and you go to sleep. You wake up, you put water again, remove the insects make da Yala take care of this plan. Does the farmer see any progress? Yes or no? He sees no progress. All the things that are happening are happening under the ground. The farmer doesn't see if there was one thing I could do it could just change right now and turn into a tree. Let me dig it up. Take the seat on

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Make a tree out it doesn't work like that.

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Allah compared the Quran coming down to water coming down. And when water comes down, the life on the earth grows immediately or grows over time.

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It grows over time, when the Quran will enter somebody's heart, they will change immediately or change over time. It will change over time, I would look at as a deep changed immediately, with so many Sahaba changed over time on my top five years, but took some time, Abu sufian many more years, it took a lot of time. It doesn't happen overnight.

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On people only quote the example of a worker. By the way, Abu Bakr Siddiq is an extremely amazing example, even for the Sahaba used to hire an example. What about you, people quote, the greatest example and make you feel bad. There are so many other Sahaba hundreds of 1000s of them are the Allahu anhu that did not transform the same way as I've ever considered called the Allahu taala and who they took their time and Allah is happy with them to. Allah is happy with them to call people with wisdom, let them grow, let them listen. Let them listen. I was giving a lecture in England. When I finished my lecture, a woman came up to me and said, Please don't tell anyone. I'm Cheyenne.

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I've been listening to your lectures for a year. It's really helped me a lot. Please don't tell anyone.

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You know why? Because it's Birmingham, England. That place is crazy.

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You know, other guy comes up to me, brother. So Michael, this is my wife, myself. And this what 50 of our friends. We are from the Bohai religion. We've been listening to your lectures for a long time. Please don't tell anyone.

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Again, welcome. So I come sit next. I don't need to go after and start having debates with the shopper said or the Bahai person or any other person for that matter why? Because my only concern is to get the water to the heart. That's all the rest who will do

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the rest alone we'll do that you're not going to do that that will allow us to do that. That's up to allow what he does. That's not up to me.

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We don't give people a chance we too busy arguing with them and debating with them and pushing them further away from them. This is not wisdom. This is just wisdom. call people to the path of your rub using wisdom. Bill Hickman.

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And then he says well Moeller ever did have Santa,

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called people with beautiful heart penetrating advice, give people advice that will go to their heart that will get inside their heart. Now what does that mean? It could mean a lot of things. But I'm going to keep it brief for you guys. Simple, simple lesson. Sometimes you say things that make someone angry.

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Sometimes you say things that they are willing to accept. And sometimes you say things that make them more upset and they don't want to listen to you.

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You have to find a way of saying things that will melt someone's heart

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that will get inside their heart they won't get defensive. Let me give you an example.

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You know the same the famous story of Hassan and Hussein or the Allahu taala. In Houma when he saw a man making Voodoo incorrectly you remember the story where they were making he was making will do incorrectly. So what did they do? They say, hey, you are such an old man. You should know better.

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You don't even know how to make Lulu. You should be ashamed of yourself. Let me show you how to make Google. did they do that? No. If they do that the older gentleman might be very upset.

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Like I really upset with them. What do they do instead? They just quietly make

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next to him and his heart melts. These young boys are taking their time making Lou I should take my time making little yes or no.

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In other words, they use wisdom and they use a lower level. And lower level hustler means you give advice in a way that softens somebody's heart. You don't give advice in a way that hardens somebody's heart.

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If they are in a mood to argue with you and fight with you leave them alone is a hot

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element. When people get emotional leave them alone Don't need to argue. No need to debate that is not the same as debates people. always giving down to my cousin we were arguing for three hours you're not giving down. I don't know what you're doing. It's not our that's not our

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when people are getting silly, people are getting emotional people are getting obnoxious. You just back off. Maybe another time. We'll talk again, it's okay. You don't have to convince people right away. And then there's those of you that say, Man, I just want to I did my part. Now the matter is in the hands of Allah

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like this, this this brother came to me you know my brother, he doesn't pray. So I told him if he doesn't pray

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He will burn in jahannam and I quoted the ayah to him, you know, find out sadaqa when our Salah when I can get what Allah, you know, I quoted the IR to him and he still didn't listen. Now I can tell a lot that I did my part. I said if I was if I wouldn't go to jail I will slap you right now.

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Would you leave you did your part you monkey

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we follow the example of the profits either he was Salatu was Salam. Did they recite the IOD on two people one time and say, Well, I did my part, I'll just take them out. Let the flood begin. It doesn't work like that. You give somebody advice, then you go back, then you go back, then you go back, then you go back, then you go back until you die

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until you die. And then some people come to me and say but no. And I said, eventually he gave up. I was like, okay, when you live 950 years you give up to

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you next time you quote no one is around get a little bit older

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than you could tell me about No.

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You know,

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this is we don't use sigma. We just don't use sigma. We don't use a lot of

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good advice, sound advice, make people feel better. You know, I will tell you I maybe I'll get in trouble for saying this. And I don't care. I'll just tell you how I see it. You know, one of the things that really hurt me when I came here.

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One of the things that really hurt me really, really hurt me is that people that are taxi drivers all over the Gulf I'm not talking about it all over the Gulf people that are taxi drivers, or people that are you know, servants, the cleaning crew in the hotels, people that are working in the stores, you know people that are cleaning the streets, we pass by them and we don't even say Salaam to them.

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We don't even say salon.

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It just hurts me man.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says elka Cebu habibollah and Cassie boo habibollah the one who works hard to earn his money is the Beloved of Allah. Allah loves the one who works hard to earn his money. The guy the guy who's making non all day and his show, Archimedes is brown even though it's white is turned brown and gray. He worked all day and he passes by you like a castle. Okay, no, no, no, wait a second. I will Kasim habibollah you should be at the very least they deserve your salons. At the very least they deserve your salons. And we've ingrained this idea that some people are better than others. There's no such thing in this religion. Every human being is equal every

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human being is equal and especially the Muslims in knowing what we know now whether or not

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in the movie, all believers are equal.

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This guy comes to me You worked at the hotel he recognized me. Can I take a picture with you?

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I was like Why are you calling me sir? Bro? I'm your brother. Okay, sir.

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Sir brother, can I

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it's embedded in the mind that some people are better than them.

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That's not right. That's not right. People are dignified this religion. We stand in one row yes or no. You don't check somebody's passport before you put them in the first row. You don't tell her how much money you make. Or you go fourth row. You don't do that.

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The industriali itself teaches us that every human being is supposed to be treated equally. You're more of a hustler in this society and in so many Muslim societies. This is happening in Pakistan this is happening I'm not even picking on the gold guys. I'm not even picking up this happened in Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, you know India you go there you go there you know some some rich family goes and they go to a restaurant. You know, and I saw it with my own eyes one time they go to a restaurant and this you know the tinted windows and the kid rolls the automatic window down is like 12 year old boy inside rich boy 12 years old and the old man who comes to China doesn't.

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And the old man old man 60 year old man is Angelica

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go get it like he's talking to somebody like five years old or something.

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GGG man if I wasn't gonna get arrested.

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What I did in that kid out of that

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car, let me see about crow bunny.

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There are older the older person. You treat them with respect. You treat them with respect. What's the point of memorizing Quran studying the book of Allah and you don't treat the janitor with respect and the cleaner would respect and the taxi driver with respect. You don't treat What are you learning? Why are you learning this?

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What's the point?

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So you have to you have to be able to change our thinking.

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This is more of a hassle for you to make people feel dignified in this society. Give them good counsel, speak to them like equals, speak to them with respect. You know, every human being deserves respect every human being. And I told you today, it's not just the Muslims, every human being should be treated with respect. Why in the world would they want to come close to Islam, when they see us behave like this? One reason that we given them. People keep saying the problem of the oma is the political problem. It's the economic problem. It's the social problem. It's the education I say, No, the problem of the woman is the hikma problem. It's the hardware problem. It's the mower hustler

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problem. That's the real problem we have. And then by the way, in that way, that doesn't mean you're always soft. This is the wisdom of Allah, everything is balanced. You're not always soft. Sometimes people attack you. Sometimes you make fun of you. Sometimes people insult your Navy sallallahu alayhi wasallam when that happens, this is not the time to be soft. This is the time to be tough. And so what does he say with the seven year of becoming heckuva? Well, moment I've gotten Hasina what Jordan whom? bility. here and debate with them, argue with them, take them head on with something that is better. With what is better. If they argue you argue with something better. If

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they use anger, you use calmness. If they use dirty words, you only use clean words, because every time you respond, it should be with something white, something better. It should be with something better. What happens when we insult our profit?

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What happens to us?

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The you have these comments on these YouTube videos by Muslims, or we hate you kofod and we're going to kill you and you people are

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in this for the sake of allies guys cursing about

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what is wrong with you? Stop trolling on YouTube videos. There's no nobody cares about your comments on YouTube. Nobody cares. We have to become people that speak maturely.

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The thing about the Muslims is we are an intellectual people. We are an intelligent people. We are a smart people. We are not emotional people. Right now the world thinks of us as emotional people. And that's our fault. Because we haven't learned from the book of Allah how to respond intellectually. We only learn how to respond emotionally.

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We have to raise our status, which I did. homebuilder t here, I said,

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at the end of all of this, all of the calling people with wisdom, helping somebody giving somebody advice, you know, what happens? is a really big problem. When I give somebody advice, sometimes there's a problem. I think I'm better than them.

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I think I'm better than them, they need my advice.

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And this is a problem, especially if you get used to giving advice. And you start thinking you're way better than everybody else.

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Listen, I have this mic over here and these like 18 camera guys over here putting the camera on my direction. But you know what, none of this means anything. I am not better than you.

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And you're not better than me. And who is better than who only Allah knows. Only Allah knows.

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This is this is not a superiority thing. It's not It can't be.

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And so what does the law say? In Rebecca who will be my mother in law? He will be

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your rod. He is the only one who knows who is misguided, misled from the past. Allah knows better if I am misguided or you're misguided. I don't even know if I'm truly guided. I don't even know that before I think about guiding you. I need to know Allah is the only one who knows where I stand, what my real position is. So I have to be humble to Allah before I even give somebody else advice. I don't say some of these people are so misguided, I have to help them. Wait, hold on a second. I don't even know where I stand. And second of all, when you're giving someone advice, and they're not listening to you, they're not changing the way you like them to change. They're not transforming.

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This does not mean that they are misguided. Maybe some seed is growing and you don't know Allah knows what's happening inside. We only know what is happening. We're outside and we get frustrated by the outside. And we know we pay no attention to what's happening on the inside. This is my last comment to all of you. And this is what I want to conclude with because this is one of the most important problems we're going through in the oma today. This Omar today one of its biggest problem is a lack of wisdom and the lack of wisdom shows when we are only concerned with the outside and not concerned with the inside even within Islam. Even within Islam. A good boy is a boy who memorized

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the entire Quran. That's on the outside.

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Good good person is someone who has a lot of energy that's on the outside. That's not on the inside. You can have a lot of room and still be a terrible human being. Is it possible? You could still be a half of Quran and care nothing about a lion is messenger. Is that possible? Yeah, making somebody happy. Does that make them a good person have this important my kids don't have to. But if there's only one small part of the equation, we have to fix what is on the inside. That is really, really important. More important than anything else. Anything else? People say you have to have until you have a lot of room. You are not worth anything to Allah. I say I don't know what Quran you are

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reading is not the book I learned from. It's not the book I learned from, you know, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reciting Quran and some jinn passed by you know the story. He was reciting for an end, Jim passed by and the jinn heard the Quran

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what instead of Na Na Cannavaro managing the SME owner

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for nama Coolio Allah will accompany him on

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a group of them passed by Allah made them pass by and when they heard the Quran, this is what is that?

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And when the whole restitution was done, they went back to their nation and they started giving them power. How long did the jinn listen to for a few minutes? Did they get a degree intercede?

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They get a degree where do they get the energy from?

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What are these Jin? who learn Quran for how long? How long? A few minutes. And then what happened next, they went back to their nation and started inviting their nation to the book of Allah. And their Dharma was so beautiful that Allah made it part of the Quran. It's in the Quran that we learned their speech, these are these are these gems or Adama

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or this is fuqaha. No, these are regular Jin regular people in their own species. But you know what makes them amazing to Allah, their sincerity, their sincerity, we like to make the religion complicated. Allah makes the deen of Allah easy, simple, beautiful, so much so that even a jinn can understand it.

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And they don't even have a PhD. They can understand it. We like to complicate things, how we we like to teach everything about Islam in a complicated way. And Allah likes to teach it in a simple way that is the wisdom of Allah keeping things simple. We complicate things, somebody recite Quran, and we say we get a gesture from which his house, his house, our house, it is a wash or no you need to your cocola needs to be longer. Your mind needs to be this you're going to spend three years doing that you either nothing else, you make things. This was never the case in the past, by the way, never the case. We like complicating things. We become obsessive compulsive about something. A lot

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doesn't do that. A lot keeps things simple, easy.

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Somebody says I'm a Muslim. Oh yeah, you're a Muslim. What's your aqidah

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that I'm a Muslim. Number What do you believe

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that Allah and Allah No, no, but what's the which book did you read?

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I didn't read the book. I just know that Allah is one. No, he you have to study up either. You have to go in depth. You have to go so in depth. Okay, hold on a second. Let's take a step back. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam

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Ibrahim Ali Salaam listen to his speech in the Koran. Is it complicated or simple?

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It's simple. What do we like to do? complicate even the simplest thing we love it we love complicate and I'm not saying don't study Akita. For the collaboration that are going to be motivators are going to be advanced students go study and what are the rest of the people please leave them alone keep things simple. Because if Rahim Allah He Salaam kept things simple Sally honey salon kept things simple. And inside the salon kept things simple. They were the best teachers could ever choose. They were the best of all teachers, these profits are the most optimal salon and the best of their speeches made it into the Koran, you're not going to come up with a better way of teaching

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people the man than the book of Allah, it's not gonna happen. And Allah makes things easy. We make things difficult. We're lucky we do that. We are hard on people allies easy on people. This You know, this idea that I share with you at the end, how we don't have this balance anymore and the way we present Islam, it's made things so hard for the Muslims. So many Muslims think they're disobeying align everything

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and that Allah is just going to punish them. Allah is always angry with them. And Allah himself says, My of Allah will be identical. What What is he going to get out of punishing you? Allah doesn't want to punish you.

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We have to spread the wrath of this Deen again, the author of this book again. This rain has to fall again. Rain itself is from Allah Yes or no? Yes. So the Quran is a Rama from Allah. Yes or no?

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Last point, let me show you how far it is from Allah I was just talking about solotaroff man in Qatar, I'll share one thing with you Just one thing. Think about this as you leave today.

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In surah, man it begins on rough man.

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Which is such a beautiful name of Allah, right? The name of Allah that has love, the name of Allah that has care, the name of Allah that is tied to the word. What a beautiful name of Allah. Somebody came, this girl came to me in Boston. She said, I left Islam.

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She said, I left Islam. I said, Why did you leave Islam? And she said, because of suta rock man. So why what what do you do, do you? She says, oh, man, Allah begins with a rush man, that he's so loving and caring and merciful. And in the middle of the surah, he starts talking about hell, and how people are going to burn and how people are going to be tortured.

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How can I Allah that is so full of love and less torture people. How can you do that? And I have a long conversation with her. But I'll just share one thing with you. The description of jahannam in Surah Rahman is one of the most terrible descriptions in the whole Quran. The following description is rated are for graphic words. And seriously scary content. You will listen to those words when people are being boiled alive. And then when they're being boiled. They look at the fire on the other side and say maybe the fire is better. So they leave the boiling water and they run towards the fire. The fire burns down so hard, they can see the boiling water. They say no, I should go

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towards the boiling water instead. Oh my God, what a horrible, horrible description of what is going to happen in jahannam. And does it scare you by the way does that scare you at all? Because it scares me. And as soon as you get scared, what does he say? When even half Mr. camara de Janata whoever got scared of standing in front of his love. He gets two genders. The whole point of scaring you was to guarantee you Jenna

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there's a whole point he's scared you and say Did you get scared Okay, then you get two genders.

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Even when he scares you, He gives you something good. This is what a lot does. We don't do that. We like to only scare people. We only like to be negative with people. This is a depressing time for the oma. It is in need of a positive message. And there is no more a positive message than the book of Allah that begins with an hamdulillah the words Alhamdulillah when that means that we are grateful to Allah and we are appreciative of Allah for everything. No matter how bad things are, we will stay positive because every single Salah we begin with what Alhamdulillah that means we have to be positive people. We cannot be depressed people and negative people and angry people and

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judgmental people. We have to be grateful and positive people. This is the message of one last book. This is the wisdom that we have to internalize. I pray that Allah azza wa jal gives you the strength to benefit and be of benefit to others through the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala his book, and I pray that Allah azza wa jal gives all of us the ability to become examples for what this book is supposed to represent for the beautiful legacy of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Lastly, I want to just give you a an announcement, and I'm done for the evening in sha Allah, the announcement that I'd like to make to you, is for those of you that are interested in learning the

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Quran with me, I can't come to the way often I can come to the college often I missed my children too much. And I have a lot of kids. I have six. That's a lot. I know for some of you like, I have twin, no, no, but

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but you know,

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for me, that's a lot. Okay, for me in America, that's a lot when we go to the park like that all those are your kids. Yes, Mark is ma'am.

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You got a whole tribe out there. Like yes, I do my friend.

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So I miss my kids, I gotta stay home, I want to do work from home. But that doesn't mean I can't try to benefit you if you're benefiting from the work that I'm doing. That's because most of what you saw me do wasn't here was me sitting in Texas trying to get to you. That's what I'm trying to do. There are two for the young people here especially, I recommend two courses. If you can study two courses from me, it will give you a good start in your journey in the Quran. Okay, just two courses. The first course is called divine speech. It's not on YouTube on YouTube. There's just a video about it or two. But the full course is called divine speech. And the second course is called Koran for

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young adults. Who was the first course

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good was the second course. Put on for young adults. I recommend these two courses especially for younger audiences. Families. If you're getting

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Kids are like 1012 years old, they can start both of those courses, do it as a family. It will give you a good solid introduction to the Quran before you get into a study of the Quran inshallah tada because you need a little bit of an intro before you get in, you know. So that's the purpose of divine speech and Quran for young adults. I'll tell you a little bit of what I do in Divine speech. People ask the question, how come Allah uses we in the Quran? People ask the question, how come there are different kinds of suitors in the Quran in different order? People ask the question, how can subjects keep changing in the Quran? When they ask these kinds of questions, I took all of those

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questions and try to answer every one of them so you have a better understanding of the kind of book you're dealing with when you're dealing with the Quran so you can appreciate it better. Both of these courses are available online. You can go to Vienna, if you don't know how to spell the you know, make a cifar to Raka and slaughter a camel. Okay, go to bina.tv and you can access these courses inshallah. Tada bina.tv Thank you so very much for listening this evening. There's Akuma located and hopefully I'll see you guys tomorrow evening as well.