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Muslims Under Pressure

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Nouman Ali Khan

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Episode Notes

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan sheds ample light on the positive attributes of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ even in the face of immense pressure and adversities.

Muslims will always continue to be in pressure at any age and what we believe is going to be offensive to other people from other religions and other walks of life.

While the Prophet ﷺ was called Sadiq and Ameen before the advent of Islam, but with the Message of Allah being delivered by the Prophet ﷺ came names such as liar being given to him. Allah tells us to always be afraid of Allah and not of His creations. We should be steadfast in our quest for Islam if we want to stand comfortably on the Day of Judgement.

Episode Transcript

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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before he was given the responsibility of being Allah's Messenger was famous in Makkah. People knew him as the most honest human being. People knew him as the most courteous human being. He didn't raise his voice. He wasn't mean to people. He was merciful. He was involved in humanitarian work. So his character was actually one of the softest personalities. It's one of the softest people you'll ever meet the nicest people you'll ever meet. And he was never harsh to anybody. And a lot of times when we talk about our messenger Elisa to Islam, even the Quran says woman of sanaka ihlara but Allah Allah mean, we sent you as nothing

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except Allah, Allah, an act of loving care for all nations and all people. So our messenger eyeshadow Salaam embodies love and care. But at the same time, our messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been given a very difficult responsibility, as soft and as courteous and as kind and as caring as Allah is Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam. At the same time, the Quran that he was given a lot of what the Quran said was not soft. Allah is not speaking softly to people who commit chick, Allah is not speaking softly to people who are killing baby girls alive. Allah is not speaking softly to people who are cheating others in business. So the Quran was actually questioning

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a lot of what was happening in Makkah in very harsh words. So you've got a contradiction. You've got the nicest man you've ever met. salallahu alayhi wasallam, the softest personality you've ever met. But the words that are coming out of his mouth are extremely offensive. You have to understand we believe in these words, we consider them sacred. But the people who first heard them, they did not like these words. They were offended by these words. Because when you say something like you're, you're being unfair, you're being unjust. The Quran wasn't just criticizing poor people that were being unfair. When the Quran was talking about Schick, it was actually talking about the political

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leaders of Makkah. It was going after governors, it was going after mayors, they were in charge of the idols. So it was not something small, or at least you can do with Dean fatale kalithea. Team, whether you are male miskeen away, Lillian Mussolini Isla de dama Ancelotti, himsa. Hoon, Allah, Xena Homura who who are these people that pushed the orphan around? They have fake prayers just to show off. You know, even nowadays in the world, politicians when it comes to election season, they show up to mosques and churches and temples and kiss babies, to show that they're religious

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Is what they used to do back then to to impress the people, they do religious services, but their religion is fake, their prayers are fake, the Quran calls them out. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was giving the Quran to people with his kind heart, the words of Allah in many places, they are very kind, but in other places, they're extremely offensive. After all, Allah doesn't need to be soft, because he is the master and he's speaking to his slaves. He speaks from a position of authority. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a slave of Allah. But Allah is the master. He speaks to his subjects to who he owns the way an owner speaks to those that

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he owns. So he calls and criticizes so the Quran from the very beginning, started offending mccanns. It's they started saying things like this is against our culture. This is against our heritage. Nobody else believes this. This is crazy. This is unacceptable. This is an insult to our history, to our tradition. How can you talk like this? And not only that, when Allah when Allah started talking about people who cheat others in business, and Medina, in fact, Allah Allah nastiest Oh foon our way that guy Luma was a new homeopathy rune. These people who, you know, they sell goods, but they give you 90%, not 100%, they give you a little bit less, and get away with it. These people that cheat

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others in their work. These were the millionaires of Makkah. These were wealthy people. The cron did not the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam was not afraid to speak out to say something that offended the most powerful people in that society. You can think of it in modern terms. Those were the people that ran the politics. Those were the people that control the media. Those were the people that had all the money, and they were the ones the Messenger of Allah, so Saddam was offending. While at the same time in Nikola Tesla, Hulu can have him you have the greatest character, the Quran says you are committed to a great character. When people came to him, they

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recognize the softness and the gentleness. So there are two different things. What we say is the truth.

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And the truth is hard. The truth is steel, it doesn't bend. But the way we say it is soft. The way we say the truth is soft. We don't we're not we're not hateful to people. You know, I'm reminded in the Quran, there's a dichotomy. I want to help you understand this, on the one hand in the Quran for the nation of Luth. For the nation of Luther, if you study the nature of loot in the Quran, the way Allah describes, for example, in Soto comer, the punishment that Allah gave those people, a lot talked about a number of nations that were destroyed. But when he got to the nation of Luth, he mentioned the punishment double.

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He mentioned and more for them than anybody else. And it's for took extra time is it's a lot of speech. And he's talking about other nations that defied other prophets that committed other sins, and yet a lot of punish them. And when it came to them a lot pause. It's a different kind of punishment. But then he talks about his little comma, and then he goes on. That's what he does. And this is happening to other places in the Quran, too. But at the same time, the same nation When the angels came to destroy this nation, they didn't go straight to that nation. They stopped at the house of Ibrahim alayhis salam. And when they stopped at the house of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, Ibrahim

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Alayhi, salaam was begging, pleading with the angels. As a matter of fact, the words used are you john de Luna, he called me loot. He was debating us. Allah says he was debating us for the for the sake of the people of Luth. For the sake of those people, meaning if there's at least one believer among them, 10 believers about can we spare them? Can we find some way to spare them? In other words, there's again a dichotomy. On the one hand, Allah is extremely angry. But his beloved messenger, Ibrahim alayhis, salaam is being extremely merciful towards those people, because he wants them to be saved at any cost. And we call ourselves the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salam. So

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these what seemed like contradictions, we have to properly understand them as Muslims and mindful, but today is dedicated to one idea, Muslims will always be under pressure, always, it doesn't matter if it's 2019. Or if it's 1019, or one day, it's 3019. It won't matter. Muslims will always be under pressure and our values what we believe will not be what the majority of the people believe. That is the history of Islam. When messengers came to Islam, when they presented the values of this religion, the majority of the people around them were offended. So don't be shocked that what you believe and I believe is going to be offensive to someone. Whether we mean to offend them or not,

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they will be offended. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not become a different person. He was still kind, he was still merciful. He was still fair, all of his business dealings were exactly the same. The people before Islam used to call him a father. I mean, they used to call him the truthful one, the honest one, nothing changed, except that he delivered the message of Islam, and now they started calling him a liar. They started calling him insane. They started calling him a troublemaker. They started saying that he steals information from

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I'm here and there, they started saying he's after money, all of the things that they said about the prophet SAW, Selim changed, only one thing has changed. Nothing about his characters changed. At least Otto Salaam, he's still a soldier, can he still el amin, he's still the nicest person there ever was. The only thing that has changed, that has offended those people so much, that they hate him so much that they will make all kinds of lies against him is that he stands up for Islam now that he speaks the Quran now. And this is a last way that when we stand with the Quran, that there will be people that will be offended. They will hate what we say and what we stand for. Allah tells

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us in the Quran, Allah talk show homework shoni Don't be afraid of them. Be afraid of me. Don't fear them fear me. You know, insulted. Allah azzawajal describes this and I'll give you this by way of analogy, the truth of God, by the way, it's the wisdom of our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, his divine teaching that we're supposed to recite the surah. Every Friday, I think a lot of you know that. We're supposed to recite the surah every Friday, what there's many things in the surah but from the very beginning, Allah so we just described the Quran.

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He says Alhamdulillah Allah De Anza Allah Allah Abdullah Kitab wollombi Allahu Allah, Kojima. He said, Praise and Gratitude belongs to Allah, Who sent a book on his slave. The book meaning the Quran, and he did not allow for any deviation in it, and he crookedness in it. Now let's understand what that crookedness means, you know, 100 years ago, 100 years ago, in the United States, the way people dressed was very different. Yes or No, it was, and what was appropriate at a beach or not appropriate at the beach was completely different. There were signs in California, of what's inappropriate clothing at a beach. There were signs like that in this country. And then a year goes

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by five years go by 10 years go by, did those values change? Yes, those values changed. You know, let me say something that maybe you feel some of you will find offensive, it doesn't matter. It's okay with me. Maybe 2030 years ago, no one here who came from a decent Muslim family was okay, having their daughter take a picture of herself, and put a big poster in the house. So any guests that come sees a picture of their daughter wearing makeup? Nobody here was okay with that. But now our daughters can put their pictures posing on Facebook, and the world can see it and it's completely fine. It's okay. This is social media, we can redefine what's right and wrong. We can

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redefine things values change, norms change, what used to be totally not okay. Is becomes more Okay, then it becomes more Okay. That you know, even with you and your parents, some of you that are older when you used to talk to your parents, Baba john about john. Yeah, Bill, Kareem. Yeah, well, Carrie, you used to use words like that. And then came time for your children? They say, dad?

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Uh huh. What you would think of death before you talk to your father that way. But they're completely okay talking to you that way. And the way they talk back to you, and then in the next generation, they won't even call them dad, they'll say Kareem.

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You know, they'll just call them by name. Those call them by name, values change. So norms change, things that we use to even in American society by not even by Muslim standards, what used to be okay, and not okay, on TV in the 70s, completely changed by the time the 80s came, which completely changed again, by the time the 90s came, and then the 2000s came, and now it's a completely different world of media, isn't it? There are things that you would never have imagined as a kid on television that are completely normal. Now, what I'm trying to say is that values and society keep on moving and moving. And when you have a little bit of deviation, like if you have a straight line,

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even if it goes for 1000 miles, it's a straight line. But if you have a line that has a little bit of bend, then the bend keeps getting worse and worse and worse and worse and worse, doesn't it? So what did our Dean do? Allah gave us a book, and he called it lumea gyla. Wherever john, he doesn't allow abandon it. There is no Ben's allowed. This Quran came 1400 years ago, society has changed. culture has changed. Technology has changed the world around this change. languages have changed. economies have changed. But the values of this book have no bend. It doesn't matter what age you're living in. What Allah said is wrong has always been wrong, and will always be wrong, no matter who's

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offended by what Allah says is right will always be right. It doesn't matter who likes it and doesn't like it. Allah says wakulla Hakuna Rafi come from and shall have a human woman shall have a look for the truth comes from your master. Whoever wants they can accept it. They can believe in it. Whoever wants to they can reject it. You know what's crazy, though? Muslims in different times of pressure, the further away they get from their book, they ask questions like how do we answer this? If we say this people will be offended. If we believe in this people will like it. What do we tell our kids at school about these these things that

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They're teaching them that are normal now, because we don't want our kids to stick out. Actually, the problem with being Muslim is that you're always going to stick out. Congratulations. You'll never be normal. The prophet SAW Selim says photo ballyhoura congratulations to the weirdos literally. Bloody means strange. You will but Islam or even Islam started as something strange. People said, What is this? What is this strange thing? People don't fit. The problem with Muslims today is we are trying to fit. We're trying to fit in. We want to be like everybody else. We don't want to be looked at as strange. By definition, you and I are the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salam,

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Ibrahim alayhi salam, his whole town thought he was strange. His father thought he was strange. He got kicked out of his home. He got burnt alive. Literally, they wanted to burn him alive. Why? Because he won't bend. Because he won't bend he doesn't want to budge. Because he knows this is the truth. And that's it. The only fear he has is that of a lot of people. He's not worried about being accepted, not even by his own family, not even by his own father or uncle. He doesn't. That's not what what matters to him. And he will just do what God loves he Fortaleza Mattila, I have turned my face towards the one who made the skies and the earth, the only the only person I'm the only

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individual, the only being rather, I'm concerned with this a lot. That's it, I don't care about nothing else. Everything else is secondary. Think about that thought process and where we are today. You know, I didn't just say he didn't allow abandon it. He said, Hey, man, this book stands tall. It stands tall. The values of this book, this book is upright, whoever holds on to this book will stay upright, I'll give you an analogy that I gave many years ago, when I was teaching this sutra. Imagine that you and I are in we've totally fallen into a river. And a river, the water in a river is not stationary, it's moving. It's moving. So anybody who falls in the river keeps going.

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And you're holding on to a tree whose roots are very deep. You understand that tree that's been there for hundreds of years, the water keeps going anything that doesn't have any roots keeps moving. And it used to be back up the river. And now it's way down the river and it'll keep moving. It'll keep moving. But whoever holds on to that tree is in the same place. The Quran is came, it stands in its place. And everybody around you has value, you know what the value today has become? What are they holding on to? If it feels good, it must be right.

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Well, what's what's the definition of right and wrong today? What do you think is right or? Well, I think it's I feel like it's okay. You're you feel is the difference that what you feel what you feel today is not what you will feel tomorrow, and somebody else will feel something else. So there is no more right and wrong. Everybody decides their own right and wrong. So you say I can tell somebody else that this is right, or this is wrong, or I can't judge if this is right, or this is wrong, because that's up to them and how they feel. That's their call, as if every person decides exactly what is right and wrong. Every person has their own standard. And Allah said no, for anybody who

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believes in this book, he has given a standard.

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Well, he has good his he has given a standard. And you hold on to that standard. And it doesn't matter who hates it and who loves it. And that doesn't make us hateful people. It doesn't make us judgmental people. We're still like, we're the religion of Ibrahim at this time I told you, he was arguing on behalf of the nation of loot, he still wants good for them. But he will never endorse them. He won't endorse their behavior. He wants forgiveness for them. But he won't be okay with what they do. at both at the same time. This is our religion. This is the character of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. If there was one person where you could never find a reason to hate

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him, that would be our messenger sallallahu sallam. Weren't there people trying to kill him? His own family. Nobody knows him better than his own family. Everybody in his family knows no one is Kinder nicer. Nobody is a more of a decent human being than he is. And yet they're trying to kill him. So why do you think you and I are exception, that we're going to be loved and appreciated. You know, we and we, you know what we tell ourselves, we got to fit in. Because if we don't fit in, we're not going to be safe. People around us will like us, and then we're not going to be safe. Who confused us? At what point? Did we get confused? That our safety comes from what people think of us? When did

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that happen? You know what Allah says in the same surah that he says the bookstand straight? He says what are to determine alfalah calahonda crina. Don't be influenced by somebody and don't follow somebody who's hard we have made empty from remembering us.

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And remembering Allah means remembering a buzzword, meaning a person who has no roots in the remembrance of Allah, a person who has no roots in the values Allah has revealed and you are influenced by them. And when they say something is good, yeah, that must be good. When they say something is bad. That must be bad. No, no, no. What about how

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All these people just follow their whim. Today, they feel this. They follow it tomorrow they feel something else. They follow that the day after day for something else that follows that again, today, the arguments about what's right and wrong are going to be different 10 years from now, I can guarantee you

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what is what is being debated right now? Is it right or wrong is going to change. And 10, just like 10 years ago, 10 years ago, the conversations happening in the world of media and universities about morality were completely different. 20 years ago, they were even more completely different. They were absolutely different. And over time, they will change again, our children are being exposed to fitna and new ways of thinking about right and wrong that we never saw. We never had that not even close. We had our own fitna in our own generations, but our kids are going to face a new level of fitna, and by the time they're adults, it's gonna be another level of fitna, and you know what these

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new problems, whatever they may be these new ways of thinking, whatever they may be, it doesn't matter what they are, so long as we can give them something to hold on to something that says this. This is the roots that we have. It doesn't matter how strong the flood is, and you know what's going to happen? Everybody's being washed away with the flood, and you're the one standing in place, and then they get mad at you. Hey, why aren't you flowing down river? How come you're not falling off the waterfall? How come you're standing in your place? Why are you being weird? They're the ones drowning. And they make it act like you're the one crazy for standing in your place.

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And the problem is when you don't have this belief that you're holding on to the right thing. You're like, yeah, I should be more like them. I should round like them.

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That's what happened. That's peer pressure. I should dress like them. I should talk like them. I should think like them. I should celebrate like them. I should be okay with the things they're okay with. So long as it feels good. I don't want to offend anybody. Did the profits offend people? Yeah, they did. Not because they were trying to be offensive, because they did not compromise the truth. They didn't compromise on what they believed. We're not ashamed of the word of Allah.

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We're not ashamed of it. Every eye of the Quran is more valuable than anything in the world. more valuable than anything in the world. You know, some people, they say what your your Quran says this. How do you explain it? Hello? Oh, yeah, how do you explain Oh, my God, is this is that really there? I gotta find an explanation. So they don't, they don't get offended. Your first response is, when Allah says it, it's true.

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Allah says, it's true. I'll help you understand it. And if you understand it, and you find it, you know, appealing to you. You like what you heard Alhamdulillah and if you don't like what you heard Alhamdulillah because that's a buzzword. It does. It's not there to to, you know, it's not a product on Amazon that you have to give it ratings. I didn't like this, I only get one star. I like this one. This one gets four stars. You know what the Muslims will do? How the shepherd will come to Muslims. The shutdown will come to Muslims and say, how about you focus on parts of the last book that everybody likes? People are gonna like hearing this part. But other stuff they don't want to

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hear don't talk about that. Because it'll get lower star rating then they won't like you. Then they won't like you. What does the law say about people who hide any part of his book?

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In a Latina Hakuna Angela mean Albania not even Buddha member Alibaba holiness Kitab de la anahola. Well, no formula No. Those who hide any part of the book that Allah has revealed, unless there's those are the people who love curses.

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Those are the people that Allah has created angels just to curse them, just to curse them.

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Here you and I are thinking man, if we say this, people will curse us. And ally is saying and if you don't stand for the truth, you don't have to worry about people cursing you.

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There was much worse curse coming. There's much worse coming. Unless I was in this surah he says what Luma de la Carmen Kitab Arabic la bomba de la de Kalamata, he said you keep reciting and reading whatever has been revealed to you from the words of your master, nobody can change his words. la llamada de la de Kalamata. These are this is our, our belief about the Quran. You know what people have reduced this to? Oh, nobody can change the word of Allah you recite it exactly the way it used to be reciting the Quran didn't come just to be recited folks, the Quran came because its values are to be recited. Its teachings are to be recited. Its message can never be changed. Its

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truth can never be changed. What it decided is right and wrong will never be changed. lamba de la de Cali Mati while I'm tagging them in dooney, he musta had a listen to this carefully. I remind myself of this and you

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and no, and you will never find any place to hide or be safe, other than the book.

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Allah says you and I will never be safe anywhere other than in his words. This is the only shelter we have, you know, Malta had Malta had comes from Latin Arabic. That means a ditch that you dig that you can hide inside. So when the wind comes, it doesn't hit you.

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When the storm comes in, doesn't hit you, you found someplace to to find shelter. Quran literally defines the world outside as a storm, and the only shelter being the Quran itself. What is the Muslim done? What is what have you done? We say that if we hold on to the Quran, that will be a storm.

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So we should let go over it. So we can be say,

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Allah saying the opposite. Allah is literally saying the opposite. This is the you know, the the relationship you and I have with a laws book and the laws teachings, if you don't understand how to articulate it. If people ask you difficult questions about your religion, how do you answer this? How do you answer this? You guys are barbaric. You guys are inhumane, you guys, you know these ideas, you know what's become now hyper individualism. What that means is, you better say something that makes me feel good. Otherwise, you're offensive to me.

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Right? This is a great standard. By the way, it's a fantastic standard, because the only people you can defend as Muslims, everybody else is safe.

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All right. And this is not new. This happened from the time of fear on top, it happened before the chorus used to have a policy, let me tell you, the chorus used to have a policy, they never attacked people of their own tribe.

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They can fight somebody else. But within tried, predicted, the only time they broke their own rules was for the profit slice element, the Muslims break their own rules.

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But this is exactly what happens with people, they'll claim certain values when it comes to the Muslims, then, you know, the value system changes. I'm not advocating that you go out and you pray, you know, preach hate, and we don't stand for this. And we don't stand for that. But don't be shy about what you and I believe. Because in our intentions to get away from the pressure of people, or they're not going to like us, or we're going to be looked at as politically incorrect, or we're going to be looked at as unpopular, or we're going to be looked at as extreme. Why are you worried about that? Are you embarrassed by the truth Allah calls this book, the, you know, this, this, this

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book, this message, this is actually an HAC. What that means is when people hear it properly.

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You know, they hear it and they recognize something inside them that connects with it.

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Just because people's natures are being corrupted, and people are becoming more and more materialistic, and people are becoming more and more self centered, doesn't mean we cater our message to make them feel more comfortable. You know, last thing I'll share with you as an analogy, is you know, earlier the Allahu anhu used to say and now Sunni young people are sleeping.

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People are sleeping. The Quran came that we wake people up didn't came to wake people up. This this theme came to wake people up. And when someone's deep asleep, and you try to wake them up, they get annoyed

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when you sleep.

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You know, this is this is annoying. I don't want to get up. I want to stay asleep. But you know what? Sometimes you have to wake someone up. If there's a fire in the house. There's a fire and you got to wake them up. It doesn't matter how annoyed they get. You got to do it. You got to say what it is there's a real fight. I don't want to I don't care about SST My dream is not real. I was driving a Ferrari my dream I was so much happier. It doesn't matter what you were driving, there's a fire in the house.

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You have to wake up, you have to you have to face reality. This, this this teaching that Allah has given us is so powerful, especially for young people today. How much of your definition of right and wrong, how should I dress? What should I say? Who should I hang out with? What should come out of my mouth? What Shouldn't I come out of my mouth? If we're teaching our children, they're even embarrassed to say that they're Muslim because somebody made fun of their name in school. They're embarrassed to believe in the Prophet Muhammad SAW, I talked to a couple of kids just last week, you know, their lunch table, somebody said, Hey, please don't you know, what are you going to blow up

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this week? I mean, this is a normal conversation for our kids, they get bullied at school, they get bullied at school. But you know, the one solution to that is we have to, you know, we have to stand by our kids and not allow that kind of bullying in schools. That's one part of the solution. But the other part of the solution is the damage that it does to our kids that they're embarrassed for being Muslim. That's a bigger damage than anything else. What's gonna happen in two generations, what's gonna happen in three generations? You know, this, this Quran is what gives us our dignity, our strength, our identity, when we let go of this, we have nothing, we will become nothing. We have

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nothing without this. We have absolutely nothing without this. So we cannot afford to loosen our grip on the last book and the laws values and this deem that Allah has given us that is a him no matter what happens, which is why in the very beginning of the surah he says I am alone they are about Sencha de de Milan, where you wish me Nina Latina, Yama, Luna Sally heart, and Allah homosassa. I conclude with this. Allah said this book stands tall to warn about a great war that is coming along. As always, our talks in the Quran alludes to it the prophets or Salaam would describe it as the fitness fitness. He had the job.

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The greatest trial that that will ever come, we're not even there, and we're in trial. And the surah is reminding us don't bend. When things get tough, stay straight, when things get tough. And then the last has I congrat. Allah, Allah sent his book to congratulate people who will do good things, meaning the definition of good from 14 1500 years ago, and the definition of good today has not changed. What was good was always good. What was bad has always been bad. That will not change doesn't matter who likes it and doesn't like it. And people who can hold on to the good, that's actually good. Another one john has said and McAfee nafi Abba, they're gonna have great reward in

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which they will remain forever May Allah make us from those people that hold on to the good for what it actually is. This man is always has given a strength of Dean to all of us and our children and root the faith. This is why I put on calls La ilaha illAllah Sha, gelatin de Botton aloha Sabbath. Aloha Shabbat Laila, hi Lola is a tree whose whose roots are very deep and firm, well, for half a summer, because if the roots aren't firm, then the flood washes it away. So our our image needs to be deeply rooted. So we know that what we have what we have is better than anything else. Everything else will come and go, this will stay. And if we don't hold on to this, we will go but this will

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still stay. If you and I don't hold hold on, hold on to this book. What does Allah say into taloja? COVID iraq from Somalia? kulu I'm sorry, can you turn your backs, Allah will replace you with some other people, and they won't be like you. He doesn't need you to be Muslim or me to be Muslim. He doesn't need that. He can bring a new creation. He can bring someone else and entire other nation who used to be non Muslims. And Allah will give them Islam, because you didn't and I didn't hold on to this book. Because this book is worth being held on to and those who don't hold on to it. Well, they're not worthy of it, then that alone wipes them away. So it's not make us of those who get

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wiped away and hold on to this book, no matter what pressure comes, no matter what anybody else says. No matter what, you know, fear people try to instill in us in the Nakajima oola calm function home. People would come to you and say people have gathered all against you. You should be scared of them. facade, Tomi man who has Buddha Allah when they are malarkey. And when they heard this, they were increased in their faith even more. And they said a lies enough for us. He'll take care of everything well near Milwaukee who better than to take care of everything that Allah from Colombo be near Mata min Allah He will fuddling lamium Sassoon so those are the people who came back from the

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favor of Allah no harm ever touched them. Why? Because when people were gathered, and they were being intimidated, they said no, we have a law he's enough we're not gonna let go of him. That was enough and then they were fine. You know what tomorrow did wanna law will law Who are these are people who only wanted to make a lap you're not people. Let's go on says that's what Quran says. May Allah make us of those who only want to make him happy. Now, Larissa will protect us in our faith and keep us on this path. mistakes are made all of us make them but realize that we can make us of those who acknowledge their mistakes and come back to the straightway barakallahu li walakum filco

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