The Bayyinah Vision

Nouman Ali Khan

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AI: Summary © The speaker gives advice on learning the Quran and emphasizes the importance of learning in a lifelong commitment rather than just a temporary fix. They recommend starting with the "bringing the message" phase and building confidence and public speaking experiences. The course is designed for teenagers and college students, designed for those who want to be educated in the Quran and the public, and is designed for those who want to be educated in the public. The course is designed for those who want to be educated in the public and is designed for those who want to be educated in the public. The speaker also discusses their vision for a new school for Arabic education and their plans to create a curriculum and teaching methodology for Arabic students. They emphasize the importance of personal growth and offer resources for those interested in strategic planning.
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I recognize

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that

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there are people that are beginners. There are

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people that are intermediate, and there are people

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that are advanced.

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Beginner means you became Muslim last month or

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you realized you're Muslim last month.

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Okay. That's

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either way, beginner.

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Okay. That's okay.

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And so if you if you're 47 years

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old and you just it's okay. Good for

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you. Good for you. Some of you ladies

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are wearing hijab for the first time. Good

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for you. Or you're wearing it just during

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this event because you don't wanna feel awkward,

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good for you. No problem.

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It's all good.

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No judgment here. Okay. You're coming to learn

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Quran. I'm happy. Some of you guys are

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this is like the first time you're in

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an Islamic environment. Excellent. This is great. Okay?

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So,

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this is,

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you know, congratulations

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on indoctrination into the cult. So

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but I want every so I wanna start

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from the beginners. I wanna start from the

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beginners. The beginners here, many families are beginners

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and that's okay.

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Many people that may even be Islamically oriented

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for a while now just haven't been able

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to get get systematic with their learning.

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Right? And in a in a in a

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learning sense, they're also beginners.

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So this advice is kind of across the

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board.

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For those of you, you don't have to

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raise your hand, but those of you that

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want to share something how to begin discussing

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Quran with your family, with kids especially.

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Those of you that have kids and wanna

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be able to have a conversation with your

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kids, your 7 year olds, your, you know,

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6 and older maybe. 7 is probably better.

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For for what I'm teaching right now, 7

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is probably better. 7 and older, you wanna

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be able to have meaningful discussions about the

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Quran with them. How do you do that?

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Well, you don't do that with Surat Al

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Hakka.

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Okay.

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So so and there's got to be age

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appropriate Quran education. Right? So one place that

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I recommend for you

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is you can you can start this in

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Ramadan or maybe you can start this after

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Ramadan, but there are about 12

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story nights

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that I recorded,

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that are meant for any age audience

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above 7.

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Any age audience can can get something meaningful

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out of it, and it's not

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a geek out lecture like these. It's actually

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it was my pent up desire to do

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stand up comedy one day, and I found

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a channel to do that Islamically.

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And that that was story night. So I'm

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telling a story while I'm cracking jokes. It's

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a light environment. Right? Even non Muslims attend

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and enjoy it. Many many Christians use have

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attended it and benefited from it.

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There's 12 of them. They're all recorded

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on, on on TV.

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And

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you can just do one every Friday night

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Instead of what people in Delaware do watch

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a movie on Friday night, you can take

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Friday night and take your kids, have a

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seat on the couch, and just listen to

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the whole thing or a part of it

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or whatever. And it's just me telling a

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story. There's nothing it's just me telling a

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story. Right? And then you have a week

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to just kind of casually talk about it

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with yourselves, with the kids.

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You don't have to know the Arabic at

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all. It's just just a story and some

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of the things you learned from that story.

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Right? You're not even taking notes. It's casual.

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And you're doing that for 12 weeks. I'm

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telling you that's a really great way to

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introduce the Quran by way of its stories

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and by a non intimidating way. Right? So

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that would be a good starting point for

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families,

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for,

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you know, a family discussing Quran together. Right?

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So story nights would be a good resource

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for you. Okay.

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For

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teenagers

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and college students

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that are interested in getting started with studying

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the Quran,

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like they'd like to understand the Quran better.

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My first recommendation

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would probably be a course I taught it's

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almost a decade ago I taught this course.

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I taught it in Texas to a bunch

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of teenagers in the summer.

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Some parents wanted to imprison their teenagers during

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the summer and hand them over to me.

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And so I had them

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these teenage kids in my campus for an

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entire month. And I came I I put

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this course together to give them an overview,

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some passages of the Quran that I think

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young people should know.

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Some places in the Quran, every young person

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should know.

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And I called it, a thematic overview.

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So even if you don't know the whole

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Quran, it's like if you even if you

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don't know the whole building, you know the

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pillars of it. You know the main parts

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of it. Right? And this was done meant

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for a young audience.

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What what I think some of the younger

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audiences here can do, some of the boys

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and girls here can do, is not only

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can you learn,

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listen to these lectures,

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you can memorize those passages. Even if you

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don't memorize the entire Suras, you can memorize

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those selections.

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And you can then the second or third

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time you listen to it, you can take

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some notes on the surahs you already memorized,

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and you can start your own study circle

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halaqa

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in your high school, in your campus.

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You know, if some of you young people

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are doing Khuba on campus or, you know,

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a study circle, this is this will give

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you material to start doing Quran focused sharing

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in your circles.

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Alright. It'll be your first steps because, you

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know, the the best way to learn something

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is to teach it and not teach it

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for the, you know, to be an influencer.

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I'm not talking about that.

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Hey, guys. Join my Instagram. I'm gonna be

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talking about no. No. No.

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Just start a circle,

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t you know, share it with friends and

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family. It'll it'll build confidence in you also.

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It'll build public speaking experience in you also,

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even if it's in a small setting, and

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it'll also expose your ignorance.

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People will ask you questions you won't know

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the answer, which will compel you to learn

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even more. Right? So it'll be a really

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good first step for you to do that.

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Okay.

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Now for for everybody, like, this is generally

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somebody says, hey, in the next 5 years,

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realistically,

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without quitting my job,

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without, you know, moving moving to a desert

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and sitting under a tree to learn,

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I want to be able to study and

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be educated in the Quran. I want to

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be able to get a good understanding of

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the Quran while the life keeping the life

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that I have. How do I do that

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systematically?

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Be ready for a long,

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slow, and very enjoyable journey.

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Just mentally prepare yourself. It's not a course

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where you do it for this many hours

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and you're done.

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Just be ready. Quran education is a lifelong

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thing, and it becomes more and more enjoyable

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as you continue.

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If you're ready to make that lifelong commitment,

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I consider it

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I compare it to diet and exercise.

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Diet and exercise is not a seasonal thing.

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It's either you're committed to it or you're

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not. And you can have off days,

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but

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the diet and exercise are not the exception.

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They're the rule. The the the burger and

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the cake are the exception,

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but the healthy eating is the

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the rule. The majority of the time you're

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eating something right. If you make that lifestyle

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choice,

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if that's what you want to do, I

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can help.

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I'm not the final resource, but I'm the

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helper in between. Until you get advanced enough,

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you can do your own stuff.

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The first

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thing I would want you to do is

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a course called divine speech.

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Okay. It's about 16 hours long. You can

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listen to it casually on your commute to

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work or in the kitchen or, you know,

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just just put in headphones or whatever, or

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every weekend you're listening to it, but go

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through the whole thing. The purpose of divine

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speech is just to have you realize

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how divine the Quran is.

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That's all.

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It's not teaching you

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a course material on the Quran. It's just

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what makes me. It was actually driven by

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me. What made me so comfortable

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acknowledging the divinity of the Quran?

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So that's why I called it divine speech.

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I used to teach it around the country.

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I taught it here too many, many, many,

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many moons ago.

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But then I retired the course. It's turned

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into a book. Some universities in the US

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are teaching it also,

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using the book also.

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The book is hard to get a copy

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of, but you can get it if you

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make lots of dua. But the the series

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is there on TV. Yeah. The series is

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there on TV, and you can start watching

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that. That would be the first step. And

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it's casual listening, you're not taking any notes.

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Even for people with background in Arabic and

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Islamic studies, but I'm I'm still focused on

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the beginners.

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I don't think by the way, you'll do

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a divine speech and then after that there's

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something called concise commentary. How many people here

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have read a translation of the Quran

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or tried to read a translation of the

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Quran? Can you call out some of the

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challenges

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you have when you read a translation of

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the Quran?

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Understanding. That's a good one.

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It's hard language. Good. What else?

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Vocabulary.

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What else?

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Extended meaning?

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Old style language?

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What about the contents?

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The con What's the background? I'm not getting

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it. Sure. Sure. What else?

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Anything Any other challenges you have in reading?

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The relationship between the subjects.

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Some things are lost in translation.

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Yeah.

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Pronoun changes. You became they became I became

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we became you became they became I. Right?

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So that happens quite a bit. Yes. In

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the back.

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The meaning? Good.

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The backstory?

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The gap between the ayaat? Sure. So there's

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a bunch of challenges. Yes, yes.

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Long words?

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Give me one.

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Okay. I got a dog ear. Okay. It's

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okay.

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So here's the thing. I had the same

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problem. I when I first got excited about

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learning the Quran, I didn't know Arabic. So

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somebody gave me one of my teachers gave

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me

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a a lot of order. She gave me

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a copy of the Yusuf Ali translation, and

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I used to read it on my, on

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the on the f train going to college

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from Forest Hills in Queens.

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Okay. And I'm reading, hast thou not seen

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it?

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And then I was reading, glad tidings to

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the believers.

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The first time I read Glad Tidings to

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the Believers, I was like, why is there

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detergent in the Quran?

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And why is it happy?

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So so, yes, there there is it is

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it is difficult to read translation, and there's

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a lot lost in translation. So what I

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did to help with that is how many

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people here are gamers? Gamers? Okay. You you

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might you might people. You are my people.

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Okay.

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A lot of the boys. Okay. Some girls.

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Okay. Good.

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Allah help us all. So

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so in video games, you have a walk

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through.

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Right? Video game walk throughs.

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That was that was planned.

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This guy, man. This guy. I tell you.

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So I was I was leading the prayer.

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Okay. I because my baby, you know, what

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it is, it is what it is. I

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put him down. He looks at me for

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a couple of seconds. And then he goes

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around.

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And he just he does the whole stuff.

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He does the whole he does the whole

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rounds, and then he'll if you have your

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glasses or your your your phone, it's gonna

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be wet by the time

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the is done. Right? That's that's that's Hadid's

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thing.

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This guy,

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he's walking around too.

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He's just he's walking around, walking around, walking

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around. And then the salicylae is done. He

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starts behaving.

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Okay. I see how it is.

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He's as soon as I said salami sad

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now, he's like, oh.

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Anyhow,

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so there is Yeah.

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Yeah. So there there's a there's a challenge

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with translation. So what I did was consider

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it a walk through

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of the Quran, a simple walk through of

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the Quran. Here's what's the background behind this

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ayah. Here's something that's connecting these ayah together.

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Not too much detail like here. If I

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was doing Surah Al Haqqah in a walk

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through style, the whole Surah would take 25,

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30, maybe an hour. An hour, the whole

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Surah is done.

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Right? And I've done that already. I've done

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the entire walk through of the entire Quran.

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It's called concise commentary. It's there on Bayina

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TV.

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I did this about 11 years ago.

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I completed it 11 years ago. And, it's,

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after you do divine speech, I would want

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you to do that.

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Just you're not even taking any notes. This

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is just you. I I assume this is

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your way

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of going through a translation of the Quran

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without being,

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glad tidied.

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Okay. So this is like inshallah,

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your first relatively less confusion

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walk through of

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the entire Quran, which I think is a

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pretty exciting goal. Right? And so even if

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it takes you a couple of years or

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you wanna go through it a couple of

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times, before you take a deep dive

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is a deep dive. Right? Before we think

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about a deep dive, let's at least get

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a full view of what's going on in

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the book from beginning to end. Right? And

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my recommendation is take a year or 2

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to do that at once or twice.

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Just do it a couple of times, so

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you have

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a a good picture of the book. And

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the next time you're reading a translation,

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you have some of the necessary background information

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already exposed.

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Right? You you got hit with it once

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already, so you have a good idea of

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what's going on in the book, and some

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of the complications have been simplified and things

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like that. Right? That's your 2nd round. And

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like I told you, I'm hoping that you

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I can convince you to be a lifelong,

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participant in the in the journey of the

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Quran.

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And so once you're done with that a

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couple of times,

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then you can begin

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taking a deeper

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dive. And the deeper dive for myself is

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still ongoing. I told you this is another

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14, 15 years before my deep dive is

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complete.

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Right? So but you have your work cut

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out for I've I've the last 15, 20

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years of my work are now available to

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you for for you to go through at

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your leisure.

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Right? So this is different from YouTube because

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YouTube is everything all over the place. But,

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you know, TV is here's a here's a

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plan for you to educate yourself with the

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Quran.

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One of the most encouraging exciting things I

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saw this year, I met a family in

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Australia.

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Their kids, the 2 daughters, they're 13 14

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years old. They go to public school

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and after every weekend they go through the

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concise commentary.

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The the brief walk through transition. And the

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girls were up to 11th juz of the

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Quran.

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Okay. And over the last year, they had

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done that every weekend as a family, And

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they just discussed it, discussed it, discussed it.

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And they got to 11 Jews of the

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Quran. And these girls at 13 and 14

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were more educated in their religion just by

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doing that than most adults in the Muslim

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world.

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Right? And I will it made me so

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happy to just see that some parents said,

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you know what? We're gonna invest in our

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kids' education, not by outsourcing the problem and

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putting them in some daycare program or some,

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you know, drop them at the at the

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doors of a Sunday school and that no.

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No. No. We're gonna do this ourselves with

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them. We're going to educate ourselves in the

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Quran while educating our kids in the Quran,

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and we're going to discuss it together. It

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was a really beautiful thing to see,

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you know,

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it's exactly what I was hoping would happen

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with this resource.

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My hope was that people use this as

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a way to connect to the Quran

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as a lifetime

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commitment.

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Some people ask the question, why did you

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not make all of this free? Why didn't

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you put it on YouTube? All of it.

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I said, okay.

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Here's why. Here's my number one reason why.

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Because I think YouTube makes enough money already.

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I think they make pretty good money, and

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I'm not interested in making them richer.

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I'm interested in building Muslim institutions,

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and I'm gonna talk to you about the

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vision later.

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The vision that I have for Bayina TV

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and how I wanted to grow and what

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I wanted to turn into. I'll talk to

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you about that vision later. But so far,

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I've only talked to you about studying Quran.

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I haven't talked to you about studying Arabic.

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Right? The reason I haven't talked to you

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about studying Arabic is if you go through

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the concise commentary of the Quran,

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the the walk through that I talked about.

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Right? Even if it takes you a year

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or 2,

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I say to you, don't learn Arabic for

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a year or 2.

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Don't learn it. Even if you want to,

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don't do it. Even if I'm in a

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lecture making you feel bad for not knowing

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Arabic, don't do it. Why?

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Because I want you to burn for a

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couple of years. I want it to hurt.

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I want it to hurt so bad that

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by the end of it, you're not doing

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Arabic because you're motivated. You're doing Arabic because

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you have no choice.

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You will not let it go. If it's

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hard, you will not let it go because

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you're not motivated. If you're gonna learn Arabic

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because you feel motivated, you will fall off

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as soon as your motivation falls off. But

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if you once you once it burns deep

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inside, when the Quran gets deep inside you

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enough,

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you're going to make this a necessity of

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your life, not an action driven by motivation.

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So I don't say start with Arabic. That's

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the wrong start. Start with Quran.

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Even if it takes a year or 2,

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then I won't have to tell you to

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learn Arabic.

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You will come to it yourself.

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And you will find the motive and the

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more challenging parts of Arabic

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where most people become demotivated,

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those challenges will motivate you extra.

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Instead of those being the reasons you quit,

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those will be the reasons you work even

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harder.

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That's what's gonna happen to you. InshaAllah. Okay?

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But you gotta

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I'm not I'm talking to you as a

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teacher now. If I if you wanna be

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a successful student, follow a plan. And with

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whatever experience I have, this is the plan

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I'm telling you works.

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So just trust me on this and follow

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this plan. Now for those of you who

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know who have friends or family

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that don't know anything about Arabic.

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They don't know any they don't know what

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an alif is, they don't know what a

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bias. Or they barely know what an alifin

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bias. And some of you were raised in

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a Muslim family. Your parents forced you to

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learn how to read Quran, but then you

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lost touch with it. It's been many, many

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years. Now you're a grown adult, educated. You

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have a normal life, but you don't know

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how to read Quran properly. It's embarrassing. Like,

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if I opened up the mushaft to you

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right now, and I said, can you read

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this for me? You'd feel like I'm embarrassing

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you. Right? And I feel terrible that you're

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in that position,

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and you feel terrible that you're in that

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position, and you can't exactly put yourself in

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a kid's class at a masjid where the

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8 year old is reading better than you.

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Right? That's embarrassing too. So I can help

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you with that a little bit. There's something

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called the 10 day challenge.

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It's on Bayina TV. I took a couple

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of new Muslims and Muslims that have been

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that had didn't have a chance to study

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Arabic before,

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that had accepted Islam. They weren't that new,

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but they they hadn't studied Arabic before. And

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in 10 days, I got them to start

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reading from the Mus'af 2 hours a day.

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Just in 10 days. It was called the

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10 day challenge. It's recorded. It's available. About

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60, 70000 people around the world have already

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done this. I met people who took Shahada,

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and 10 days later, they were reading the

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Quran because they were motivated to do that.

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So you can give that as a gift

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to friends and family. You can give them

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a Bayina TV subscription and then say, hey.

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And by the way, it costs $11 a

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month.

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Right? So the the Starbucks boycott should go

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this way.

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Right? So this is what

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so

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so

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that makes a really good resource for people

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to get started. At least they can enjoy

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reciting the Quran, reading the Quran little by

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little. Right? So that's that's, you know, for

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the very beginners. Now,

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for those that have done some Quran study,

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now they're ready to do the Arabic, then

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there are the Arabic resources like Arabic with

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Husna,

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or the dream program. There are multiple approaches

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you can take. They're all available. I can

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talk to you about that at a later

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time. But I wanna talk talk to you

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about my vision first. So,

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by the way, there's a there's a summer

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intensive,

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also happening this summer, but I think it's

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almost full. So I won't talk to you

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about that. It's happening in Istanbul.

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No. It's in person. It's no. It's in

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Istanbul in Turkey.

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Yeah. Yep. Yep. Yep. I'm not even teaching.

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I'm I'm studying there.

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I'm going to

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Okay.

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Okay.

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So it's basically an Arabic studies immersion program.

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So if you're a beginner in Arabic or

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you know some grammar but you don't know

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how to speak, it's a multilevel program. You

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go there, and you're just immersed in Arabic

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all day. Lunch is in Arabic. Dinner is

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in Arabic. Crying is in Arabic. You're like,

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Like, that's like it's like everything's in Arabic.

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Okay?

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You if you have to go to the

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bathroom,

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study your Arabic

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because

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nobody's gonna talk to you like, you know,

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the the people who will come name people

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like, oh,

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they're not. No. No. No.

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So but it's it's a way to learn.

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But I want to spend a few minutes

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talking to you about, the vision that I

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have for Bayina, inshallah, and I'll let you

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guys go.

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There are there are 2 parts of my

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vision.

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I'll be as as open with you and

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as I don't want to sell you anything.

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I just want to be, you've given me

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a week of your time. It's not easy

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to give this kind of time. So I'm

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gonna talk to you as if you are

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bought into this vision,

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and we're having a conversation over dinner. That's

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how I'm gonna talk to you. Okay?

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When I started

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this work,

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I wanted to revolutionize how Arabic is taught.

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Because I felt like Arabic is the main

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obstacle for people to be able to appreciate

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the Quran.

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That's when I started.

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My view evolved since then.

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I believe it's one of the obstacles

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to the understanding of the Quran, but actually

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properly studying the Quran and contemplating the Quran

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itself is an obstacle.

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Like even if you know Arabic, you don't

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know how to approach the Quran

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in a systematic way, in a in a

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in a deep way. So there's 2 problems.

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One problem is Arabic studies. The other problem

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is Quran studies. Those are 2 major problems.

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And I wanna be able to whatever life

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Allah has given,

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I think of this as the, you know,

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I'm in my mid forties now.

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So I I think of this as the

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last,

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chapter of my life

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has begun.

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And so I think about death, and I

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think about whether it's tomorrow or it's 30

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years from now or 40 years from now,

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I need to plan

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leaving,

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leaving something behind that can make a contribution

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to these two problems.

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The one problem being how to revolutionize

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and democratize Arabic education and create a standard

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for it so Muslims around the world

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across languages,

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can learn the Arabic language and have access

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to learning the Arabic language for the purpose

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of accessing the Quran,

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and beyond.

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And then on the other hand, leave something

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behind that can open the door for even

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further study and investigation into the Quran.

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So so that the end of my life

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and my work become begins becomes the beginning

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for the next generation and they take it

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way further than I could have taken it.

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Right? And then as generations go, if that

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legacy continues, then more and more service is

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being done to the book of Allah. And

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more it's penetrating more and more in society.

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That's the vision. Now

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my first vision was about Arabic. And so

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eventually, that materialized into a building, a campus

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in Texas,

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where I was teaching the Arabic language. I

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had full time students and all of that.

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And but I'll I'll be, again, honest with

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you about

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my experience of that campus and and what

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happened with that campus.

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I was teaching students Arabic. I was teaching

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them Quran. I was teaching these things, and

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I think I was doing a pretty good

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job. People were students were in their 4th

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month, teachers would visit

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from abroad

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like Moroccan teachers, Serudi teachers, Yemeni teachers would

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visit us and say,

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Like they'd say they learned this much in

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2 years. I was like, no, this is

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the 4th month.

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Like they were learning fast cause the the

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curriculum works. The teaching methodology works. So the

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the program was successful, Alhamdulillah. I ran it

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for about a decade. But I realized something

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about the program. I was graduating these students,

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but then they were going on to not

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do Quranic studies. They were doing other Islamic

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studies, which is cool.

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But if that's what you want to do,

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then I don't want to invest so much

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in you can learn Arabic somewhere else.

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I want to invest in that which leads

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to my vision,

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which is the furthering of the study of

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the Quran

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and in its shade all the other Islamic

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studies.

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Because to me, that's the, that's the need

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of the hour. I respect all the other

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Islamic studies and the other institutions that are

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helping

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excel in other Islamic studies. I love that

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they're doing that. That's not what I'm doing.

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I'm not against it, but that's not what

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my focus is. My focus is to further

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the study of the Quran.

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And then I realized that this work is

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actually global in nature. When you have a

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building, when you have a campus, when you

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have a big masjid, etcetera, etcetera. You know

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what the people who run the place, you

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know what they're thinking about? How do we

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get more people through the door? How do

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we get more youth involved? How do we

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start a program that's gonna get more interest?

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How do we bring in, bring in, bring

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in, bring in? And plus, there's the building

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maintenance. Then there's the, you you know, the

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expenses of the building. That is the human

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resources. So how do we raise the funds?

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How do we do this? How do we

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do that? So instead of thinking about the

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big vision, the building becomes the vision.

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The problem is the building becomes the vision.

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So over the years, I actually started doing

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lesser and lesser programs on the campus.

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And I started doing programs in Indonesia, in

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Malaysia, in Turkey, in Canada,

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across this country,

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Pakistan. I just started going and spreading the

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work everywhere.

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And I realized

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there's a lot more to do. And the

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worst thing I would do is to build

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put all the focus on

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the campus. And there are I'll I'll be

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honest with you. There are people that I

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admire. I think they're profound thinkers,

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intellectuals that have a great, great bit to

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offer the Ummah. And they became obsessed with

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the the idea of an institution, brick and

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mortar, campus institution.

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And they spent the better part of the

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last decade raising funds for that location

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for those 30, 40, 50, whatever students.

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And they could have been impacting millions of

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people,

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But they chose not to do that. They

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chose to build that building instead.

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Right? And I personally,

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all the best to them. I pray those

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institutions are legacies into the future. Alexa accepts

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that from them. I don't see myself doing

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that. I see myself not as someone who

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will build an institution. I want I see

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myself as someone in my team, as someone

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who would help

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others build their institutions.

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So I wanna be the cloud services.

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Right?

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So

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all the other places are downloading us and

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using us. Right? So I wanna build a

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curriculum and a teaching methodology for Arabic that

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Islamic universities can use, that Islamic schools can

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use, that homeschoolers can use, that new Muslims

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can use, that, you know, the universities in

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Pakistan can use, in Indonesia they can use

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it, in Turkey they can use it, in

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America they can use it, they can use

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it everywhere.

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Right? That's that's the vision for the Arabic

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side.

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But there's a bigger vision for the Quran

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study side,

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and that is that I eventually

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there there's two parts of that. The the

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the the very grand vision is I wanna

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have

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so much so much subscription to Bayina TV

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and so much money is coming into Bayina

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TV that what Netflix is now doing, it's

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creating its own films.

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Right? And it's taking,

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you know, what do you call, Paramount Pictures

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and others out of business

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because they have their own powerhouse production. Right?

00:27:29--> 00:27:30

I think if enough

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funds are coming in through the subscription base

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that's benefiting from the Quran, I can actually

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start investing in documentary

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and full feature production film,

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inspired by the Quran.

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I I can start investing in

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so so

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wait.

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Wait. Wait.

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So and I I'm, you know, I'm I'm

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I'm of a different,

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inclination in certain things.

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So I do believe, for example, I'll give

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you an example that I that that impacted

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me a lot.

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Astaghfirullah, when I when I was in Delaware,

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I was driving through. I watched some TV.

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So,

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there was a TV show called House.

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Okay.

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Somebody admitted. Okay. Very good. Okay. So House

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is a is really great, really well written

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TV show about a doctor

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who solves, you know, medical issues that nobody

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else is able to solve. But he is

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a

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really a jerk

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and he's a it's highly, highly intelligent. Makes

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everybody feel stupid and he's a staunch atheist.

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He's a staunch atheist and virtually every episode

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is him somehow making fun of some religion

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or somebody who believes in God.

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No professor, no intellectual,

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nobody was able to preach atheism more successfully

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than House was

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in the middle of a show.

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Right? That's the nature of propaganda,

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right? You can normalize something and you can

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present the arguments by something, by what looks

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like entertainment,

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but it's actually messaging,

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Right?

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And for some reason,

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Muslims haven't learned that lesson.

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We're not producing what we should be. I

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think there should be Quran inspired anime.

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I think there should be. I think there

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should be Quran inspired kids shows. Not just

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overtly Islamic kids shows where, you know, Alhamdulillah,

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Masha Allah, oh my god.

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That's all cool.

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That's very good.

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But also stuff that even a non Muslim

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can watch. They won't even know it's Islam

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until it's too late.

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Do you understand what I'm saying?

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Because you won't even know the show is

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about LGBT until it's too late.

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That's what they do,

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Because they have a very successful media strategy.

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We need a media strategy. And that's that's

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maybe 10, 15 years down the line when

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we have enough of a subscriber base. But

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I wanna I wanna get into that space

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because there's creativity needed in that space on

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multiple fronts. Okay?

00:30:03--> 00:30:05

But let's come for that's that's way later.

00:30:05--> 00:30:07

Now let's come a little further back.

00:30:07--> 00:30:09

I wanna be able to finish my primary

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objective is I wanna be able to finish

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my commentary

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on the Quran

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because I think with the team and with

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the growing,

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compilation that's happening and the and the the

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perspectives that we're gaining, I think a lot

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of people

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will take some of the work we're doing

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and they're gonna add to it in some

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amazing ways.

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Because when when if I'm talking about, like,

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I was talking about consciousness,

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and there was a neurologist who was finishing

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his PhD research, was listening.

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He came up to me and shared things

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with me I would never have imagined. And

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I can imagine 5 years from now, he'll

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be writing a paper, producing a documentary on

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consciousness inspired by Suratul Kiyama

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that that the the seeds of which were

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in this lecture,

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but the fruits are something revolutionary 5 years

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down the line. Right?

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I was talking about

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the divorce.

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Right? There may be an experienced divorce attorney,

00:31:00--> 00:31:01

a counselor,

00:31:02--> 00:31:03

maybe

00:31:03--> 00:31:05

an arbiter, you know,

00:31:05--> 00:31:07

you know, maybe a judge, a county judge,

00:31:07--> 00:31:09

somebody listening to this stuff. And they might

00:31:09--> 00:31:11

be able to introduce legislation one day.

00:31:12--> 00:31:13

They might be able to produce papers on

00:31:13--> 00:31:16

this stuff one day, do an investigative journalistic

00:31:16--> 00:31:18

piece on maybe even revolutionize how some of

00:31:18--> 00:31:20

these policies are implemented, not only in the

00:31:20--> 00:31:21

West, but even in the Muslim world.

00:31:22--> 00:31:25

Right? This all of this is possible. But

00:31:25--> 00:31:27

it's possible if we make this stuff we

00:31:27--> 00:31:28

finish this work.

00:31:29--> 00:31:30

We've got to finish this work. Now the

00:31:30--> 00:31:31

challenge is this. Here's the challenge.

00:31:32--> 00:31:35

Quran week, 1 week. How big is Surat

00:31:35--> 00:31:37

Al Haqqah? How many pages, you know?

00:31:39--> 00:31:41

So page and a half, 2 pages,

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7 days

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as 50% of the Quran is done.

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And what's gonna happen if I get to

00:31:50--> 00:31:51

Surah Al Nisa?

00:31:53--> 00:31:55

I can't do Quran life. I go to

00:31:55--> 00:31:56

Quran week.

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Right? So I can't and it's it doesn't

00:31:59--> 00:32:00

make sense for me to do Quran week.

00:32:00--> 00:32:02

I am number 1 to 4 in Maryland

00:32:02--> 00:32:04

and then do 5 to 8 in Sydney.

00:32:04--> 00:32:05

It doesn't make sense.

00:32:06--> 00:32:08

Right? So I have a plan.

00:32:09--> 00:32:10

Well, it's crazy. Well, I have a plan.

00:32:10--> 00:32:13

Because the plan for me, any plan has

00:32:13--> 00:32:14

to be the vision is first and the

00:32:14--> 00:32:16

plan comes second. Because a lot of times

00:32:16--> 00:32:18

in our institution, the plan comes first

00:32:19--> 00:32:21

and the vision what? There's a vision too?

00:32:23--> 00:32:25

So here's the vision and the plan. The

00:32:25--> 00:32:26

plan is I wanna

00:32:27--> 00:32:28

start teaching,

00:32:29--> 00:32:32

Quran studies and Arabic studies to a batch

00:32:32--> 00:32:33

of students

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for 10 months at a time.

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So I'm gonna re I'm gonna reinstitute the

00:32:39--> 00:32:40

full time dream program

00:32:41--> 00:32:42

in 2026

00:32:42--> 00:32:44

when I'm done with the Quran week Surahs.

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So it's gonna take me all of 2024

00:32:46--> 00:32:48

and 2025 to finish these Surahs.

00:32:49--> 00:32:50

And in 2026, Insha'Allah,

00:32:51--> 00:32:52

I'm gonna start a full time program,

00:32:54--> 00:32:55

for 10 months

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where I'm going to

00:32:57--> 00:33:00

go through one of like maybe it's Surah

00:33:00--> 00:33:02

Al Nisa because 10 months is enough time.

00:33:02--> 00:33:05

And if I have 10 months of 1

00:33:05--> 00:33:06

group of hostage

00:33:06--> 00:33:08

that have to go through the whole thing,

00:33:08--> 00:33:09

I can do that. But I will teach

00:33:09--> 00:33:11

them Arabic also.

00:33:11--> 00:33:13

I will teach them I will teach them

00:33:13--> 00:33:15

I'll teacher train them too.

00:33:15--> 00:33:17

Meaning, I'll teach them to become teachers,

00:33:18--> 00:33:19

But it's I I don't wanna because I

00:33:19--> 00:33:20

already got rid of my campus.

00:33:21--> 00:33:22

So I'm not gonna do it on my

00:33:22--> 00:33:24

on a campus. Not on a Bina platform.

00:33:25--> 00:33:26

I'm gonna go to

00:33:26--> 00:33:27

a partner community

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somewhere,

00:33:30--> 00:33:32

one community in the US

00:33:34--> 00:33:35

for Wait. Wait. No. No. Wait. Wait. Hold

00:33:35--> 00:33:38

on. Hold on. There's lots of candidates. Michigan's

00:33:38--> 00:33:40

a candidate. Texas is a candidate. Minnesota is

00:33:40--> 00:33:40

a candidate.

00:33:41--> 00:33:42

There's a lot of candidates and Maryland is

00:33:42--> 00:33:44

a candidate. See, they're candidates. No. No. Hold

00:33:44--> 00:33:46

on. Hold on. Don't get excited. Let me

00:33:46--> 00:33:47

finish what I'm that's not the plan, dude.

00:33:47--> 00:33:49

Just let me Finish the plan.

00:33:50--> 00:33:51

So I'm going to do a Surah,

00:33:52--> 00:33:53

but I don't want

00:33:53--> 00:33:54

many students.

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I want students that I can say even

00:33:58--> 00:34:00

from 2024 right now, hey, this is happening

00:34:00--> 00:34:01

in 2026.

00:34:02--> 00:34:04

Show me that I should be investing 10

00:34:04--> 00:34:06

months of my life into you.

00:34:07--> 00:34:09

Show me how much how invested you are.

00:34:09--> 00:34:12

Finish my entire Arabic curriculum that's already online.

00:34:13--> 00:34:15

Finish the entire concise commentary.

00:34:15--> 00:34:17

Show me that you've done the work

00:34:17--> 00:34:19

so I can take you further

00:34:19--> 00:34:22

than you couldn't have gone on your own.

00:34:22--> 00:34:23

I want to take

00:34:24--> 00:34:26

and what I'm hoping for is in every

00:34:26--> 00:34:27

community,

00:34:27--> 00:34:28

there are some young men and women that

00:34:28--> 00:34:29

are activists.

00:34:30--> 00:34:31

There are some young men and women that

00:34:31--> 00:34:34

are good. They can they can do a

00:34:34--> 00:34:34

halaqa.

00:34:34--> 00:34:35

They're confident.

00:34:36--> 00:34:38

They're outgoing. They're smart. They have a good

00:34:38--> 00:34:40

career path ahead of them. I don't want

00:34:40--> 00:34:42

somebody who's full time in Islamic work. I

00:34:42--> 00:34:44

want someone who's an MBA. I want someone

00:34:44--> 00:34:45

who's a doctor. I want someone who's an

00:34:45--> 00:34:47

engineer. I'm someone who's an entrepreneur. I want

00:34:47--> 00:34:49

someone who works at the state department or

00:34:49--> 00:34:51

someone who works somewhere else. Like, I want

00:34:51--> 00:34:53

I want people that are accomplished in life,

00:34:54--> 00:34:56

that are at the top of their careers,

00:34:56--> 00:34:58

at the top of their Quran.

00:34:59--> 00:35:00

That's what I want. That's that I want

00:35:00--> 00:35:02

a generation of people like that.

00:35:02--> 00:35:04

I wanna generate like, I want a community

00:35:05--> 00:35:06

where all these young men and women that

00:35:06--> 00:35:08

are in their twenties thirties, by the time

00:35:08--> 00:35:10

they're in their twenties thirties, they have their

00:35:10--> 00:35:13

masters, PhD, whatever education they have, they're successful

00:35:13--> 00:35:15

in their careers. And if there's every week,

00:35:15--> 00:35:17

a halakah can go on by any one

00:35:17--> 00:35:18

of those guys, they can give an excellent

00:35:18--> 00:35:20

Khutba. They can get up and give a

00:35:20--> 00:35:22

khutbah. Excellent. They and every one of them

00:35:22--> 00:35:23

can pull it off.

00:35:24--> 00:35:25

Because they they know their Quran studies, and

00:35:25--> 00:35:27

they have the path to deep Islamic studies.

00:35:27--> 00:35:30

So I wanna create that. I also wanna

00:35:30--> 00:35:31

do this in a way that I will

00:35:31--> 00:35:33

do it once. Like, let's say I picked

00:35:33--> 00:35:36

let's just say I picked Maryland, hypothetically. Right?

00:35:36--> 00:35:38

And I did it once. I did Surat

00:35:38--> 00:35:40

Al Nisa. After 10 months, I'm gonna leave.

00:35:40--> 00:35:42

I won't come back. I'll come back to

00:35:42--> 00:35:43

visit, but I won't come back for the

00:35:43--> 00:35:44

full time program.

00:35:44--> 00:35:46

I expect that the people that I trained

00:35:47--> 00:35:48

will carry that on.

00:35:49--> 00:35:51

I want, I want every community to carry

00:35:51--> 00:35:52

its own weight.

00:35:53--> 00:35:55

I want to come teach how to fish,

00:35:56--> 00:35:58

but then you carry on fishing yourself. I'm

00:35:58--> 00:36:00

going to go next, the year after that,

00:36:00--> 00:36:02

I'm going to go to Jakarta, and I'm

00:36:02--> 00:36:03

going to train those teachers for a year

00:36:03--> 00:36:05

and teach Suratul Mahidah there.

00:36:06--> 00:36:07

Train those teachers, leave.

00:36:08--> 00:36:10

And now I'm going to go to Islamabad,

00:36:10--> 00:36:12

and I'll spend 10 months there, teach a

00:36:12--> 00:36:13

bunch of kids there,

00:36:14--> 00:36:16

do the teacher training, get them running in

00:36:16--> 00:36:18

whatever institution I partner up with, and leave

00:36:18--> 00:36:20

and go to Malaysia the next year. And

00:36:20--> 00:36:22

so the big surahs, each surah will become

00:36:22--> 00:36:23

a location

00:36:23--> 00:36:25

where I hopefully

00:36:25--> 00:36:27

do some teacher training,

00:36:27--> 00:36:27

create

00:36:28--> 00:36:30

a chain of and then I wanna take

00:36:30--> 00:36:32

all of these newly indoctrinated cult members from

00:36:32--> 00:36:34

all over, and I wanna connect them to

00:36:34--> 00:36:35

each other.

00:36:35--> 00:36:37

I wanna be able to build an alliance

00:36:37--> 00:36:39

of these people, a network of these people

00:36:39--> 00:36:42

that can then further each other also and

00:36:42--> 00:36:43

build also. So that's kind of my

00:36:44--> 00:36:45

crazy idea,

00:36:45--> 00:36:47

insha Allah, from 20 2026

00:36:48--> 00:36:48

onwards.

00:36:50--> 00:36:51

If you're if you're thinking you want to

00:36:51--> 00:36:52

be a part of that,

00:36:53--> 00:36:55

because I I my guess is

00:36:55--> 00:36:57

the first of them, at least 2026

00:36:57--> 00:36:59

is gonna be in the US. Whether it's

00:36:59--> 00:37:01

in Maryland or not, is not the problem.

00:37:01--> 00:37:03

Don't don't think, oh, it needs to be

00:37:03--> 00:37:04

here. If it's not here, then

00:37:05--> 00:37:06

If that's

00:37:06--> 00:37:09

if that's with your attitude, you're not fit

00:37:09--> 00:37:10

for what I'm hoping to do.

00:37:12--> 00:37:14

If you see yourself being a part of

00:37:15--> 00:37:16

the Quran,

00:37:17--> 00:37:19

the restoring Quran in the society

00:37:19--> 00:37:20

legacy.

00:37:20--> 00:37:21

If you want to be a part of

00:37:21--> 00:37:23

that along with me and my team,

00:37:24--> 00:37:26

then I want you to become very serious

00:37:26--> 00:37:28

about your own personal growth.

00:37:29--> 00:37:29

And

00:37:30--> 00:37:31

understand, this is the last thing I'll share

00:37:31--> 00:37:32

with you.

00:37:33--> 00:37:35

I don't think that the Quran will penetrate

00:37:36--> 00:37:36

society,

00:37:36--> 00:37:38

Muslim and non Muslim

00:37:38--> 00:37:39

until

00:37:40--> 00:37:41

we

00:37:41--> 00:37:42

abandon secularism.

00:37:43--> 00:37:44

Again, what is secularism?

00:37:45--> 00:37:48

People of religion have their own world and

00:37:48--> 00:37:50

people of profession have their own world.

00:37:51--> 00:37:52

Until we

00:37:53--> 00:37:54

bring that together,

00:37:55--> 00:37:56

So our doctors

00:37:56--> 00:37:57

and our engineers

00:37:57--> 00:37:58

and our accountants

00:37:59--> 00:38:02

and our contractors and our business people are

00:38:02--> 00:38:04

well educated in the Quran also.

00:38:05--> 00:38:07

And so our our khatib is not just

00:38:07--> 00:38:08

looked up to because they're khatib.

00:38:09--> 00:38:10

Our khatib is also looked up to because

00:38:10--> 00:38:12

they're they're killing it in every part of

00:38:12--> 00:38:13

their life.

00:38:14--> 00:38:16

They're executing on all, you know,

00:38:16--> 00:38:18

in on all cylinders. They're firing on all

00:38:18--> 00:38:19

cylinders.

00:38:19--> 00:38:21

They're either an elite athlete

00:38:21--> 00:38:24

or they are a professor at university. They're

00:38:24--> 00:38:26

they're they've got their own thing too. And

00:38:26--> 00:38:28

on top of that, they're doing this. That

00:38:28--> 00:38:29

will become

00:38:29--> 00:38:31

the best of Deen and the best of

00:38:31--> 00:38:32

Duniya.

00:38:33--> 00:38:33

Isn't it?

00:38:34--> 00:38:37

The Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had high credibility

00:38:37--> 00:38:40

in Makkah before he was a prophet. Why?

00:38:40--> 00:38:41

Because he was doing business.

00:38:42--> 00:38:44

You know where credibility comes from? From doing

00:38:44--> 00:38:45

business.

00:38:46--> 00:38:47

He wasn't at home

00:38:48--> 00:38:50

not doing anything. He was engaged in business

00:38:50--> 00:38:50

transactions.

00:38:51--> 00:38:53

And because when you do business the right

00:38:53--> 00:38:55

way, you build a name for yourself. You

00:38:55--> 00:38:57

build credibility for yourself.

00:38:57--> 00:39:00

Islam will not enter into the hearts if

00:39:00--> 00:39:01

it's not coming from people that don't have

00:39:01--> 00:39:04

credibility, and credibility comes from your dealings with

00:39:04--> 00:39:05

the people.

00:39:06--> 00:39:07

It doesn't come from your appearance. It doesn't

00:39:07--> 00:39:08

come from your education.

00:39:09--> 00:39:10

It comes from your dealings.

00:39:10--> 00:39:12

So the people that are actually in the

00:39:12--> 00:39:14

depths of society are the people that need

00:39:14--> 00:39:16

the word of Allah the most, and the

00:39:16--> 00:39:18

best they're in the best position to share

00:39:18--> 00:39:18

the word of Allah.

00:39:19--> 00:39:20

They're in the best position to share it.

00:39:20--> 00:39:22

So that's that's, inshallah, the vision.

00:39:22--> 00:39:25

And it's a long term vision because my

00:39:25--> 00:39:28

eventual goal, what I wanna what I'm gonna

00:39:28--> 00:39:30

plant in these these people's minds

00:39:30--> 00:39:32

is I don't want you to become a

00:39:32--> 00:39:33

doctor.

00:39:34--> 00:39:35

I want you to become the head of

00:39:35--> 00:39:36

the hospital.

00:39:37--> 00:39:39

I don't want you to become the pharmacist.

00:39:39--> 00:39:41

I want you to own the pharmaceutical company.

00:39:42--> 00:39:43

I want I need you to be the

00:39:43--> 00:39:45

CEO of the pharmaceutical company. I don't want

00:39:45--> 00:39:47

you to be a researcher. I want you

00:39:47--> 00:39:49

to run your own labs internationally

00:39:49--> 00:39:51

where you're doing the research, where you're conducting

00:39:51--> 00:39:54

the research and there's a 1,000 researchers under

00:39:54--> 00:39:57

you. Why? Because there's it's high time

00:39:57--> 00:39:59

we developed and cultivated

00:39:59--> 00:40:00

an alternative

00:40:00--> 00:40:01

to the conglomerate

00:40:02--> 00:40:04

multibillion dollar industries that are sucking the blood

00:40:04--> 00:40:05

of humanity.

00:40:06--> 00:40:06

Right?

00:40:07--> 00:40:07

They're the

00:40:08--> 00:40:09

of our time.

00:40:16--> 00:40:18

Allah says when they weigh from people, when

00:40:18--> 00:40:20

they when they want their money from people,

00:40:20--> 00:40:21

they take the full amount. But when they

00:40:21--> 00:40:23

give back, they give back less. Isn't that

00:40:23--> 00:40:25

every insurance company?

00:40:25--> 00:40:28

Isn't that every pharmaceutical company? Isn't that the

00:40:28--> 00:40:29

oil and gas industries?

00:40:31--> 00:40:32

How are we not how are we gonna

00:40:32--> 00:40:34

complain about those spaces and we're not in

00:40:34--> 00:40:34

those spaces?

00:40:35--> 00:40:36

How are we gonna do that? So that's

00:40:36--> 00:40:39

that's the vision. I know it's grand, but

00:40:40--> 00:40:42

if you're gonna wish if you're gonna aim,

00:40:42--> 00:40:43

you better aim high.

00:40:44--> 00:40:45

You better aim high. And I think it's

00:40:45--> 00:40:48

very very very possible to accomplish. The thing

00:40:48--> 00:40:50

I need from you is to be immediately

00:40:50--> 00:40:51

the thing I need from you is to

00:40:51--> 00:40:52

become ambassadors.

00:40:52--> 00:40:55

What I need from you inshaAllah is I'd

00:40:55--> 00:40:57

like for you to subscribe to Bayina TV.

00:40:57--> 00:40:59

The this Surah will be uploaded

00:41:00--> 00:41:02

there. Other Surah that have already been done

00:41:02--> 00:41:02

from,

00:41:03--> 00:41:07

like, Surah Dariyat in in Scotland and Surat

00:41:07--> 00:41:09

Tur in Jakarta and Surat Al Inzaad and

00:41:09--> 00:41:12

Kuala Lumpur. All of them are recorded. Whatever

00:41:12--> 00:41:14

gets recorded and edited gets keeps getting posted

00:41:14--> 00:41:16

and posted and posted under what's called the

00:41:16--> 00:41:17

deeper look series.

00:41:17--> 00:41:19

So this is part of the Surat Al

00:41:19--> 00:41:21

Hakka was part of the deeper look series.

00:41:21--> 00:41:22

Okay?

00:41:22--> 00:41:25

And that's already available there inshallah. I want

00:41:25--> 00:41:26

I I really like for you guys to

00:41:26--> 00:41:29

subscribe, and I'd like you to encourage other

00:41:29--> 00:41:30

people to subscribe. And more importantly,

00:41:31--> 00:41:32

I'd like you to

00:41:32--> 00:41:33

give,

00:41:33--> 00:41:34

gifts

00:41:35--> 00:41:37

to, other people to subscribe.

00:41:37--> 00:41:39

2 things I have left to share with

00:41:39--> 00:41:40

you, and I'll let you guys go. One

00:41:40--> 00:41:42

thing I have left to share with you

00:41:42--> 00:41:45

is even though our subscription is $11 a

00:41:45--> 00:41:46

month, there are 45,000

00:41:47--> 00:41:49

people that are asking us for a subscription

00:41:50--> 00:41:52

that can't afford it from around the world.

00:41:52--> 00:41:53

And

00:41:54--> 00:41:55

as much as I'd like to give all

00:41:55--> 00:41:57

of them a subscription, our server costs

00:41:58--> 00:42:01

and our hosting and streaming costs don't allow

00:42:01--> 00:42:02

for me to do that.

00:42:02--> 00:42:05

I need help in covering those costs.

00:42:05--> 00:42:08

Right? And that that's, my vision for I

00:42:08--> 00:42:10

have a plan for that too because most

00:42:10--> 00:42:12

of those people are not in the US

00:42:12--> 00:42:13

or Canada or, you know, some of the

00:42:13--> 00:42:15

wet better off countries. Many of those people

00:42:15--> 00:42:17

are in, you know, in in Bangladesh. Some

00:42:17--> 00:42:18

of them are in back many of them

00:42:18--> 00:42:19

in Pakistan, India,

00:42:20--> 00:42:21

some of this and and Turkey because of

00:42:21--> 00:42:24

its economic collapse, right, and the the the

00:42:24--> 00:42:26

dropping of the lira. So or South Africa,

00:42:26--> 00:42:29

places like that, right, where there's there's economic

00:42:29--> 00:42:31

difficulty. People wanna learn this stuff, but they

00:42:31--> 00:42:32

can't afford to.

00:42:32--> 00:42:34

I genuinely believe

00:42:34--> 00:42:38

the the Afghani community in America and Canada

00:42:38--> 00:42:41

should be sponsoring every Afghani in Afghanistan that

00:42:41--> 00:42:43

wants to learn this stuff. The Pakistani community

00:42:43--> 00:42:45

in America and Canada and England should be

00:42:45--> 00:42:47

sponsoring every single Pakistani that wants to learn

00:42:47--> 00:42:49

this stuff. The Indonesian should be helping the

00:42:49--> 00:42:51

Indonesians, the Moroccans, the Moroccans, the Egyptians, Egyptians.

00:42:51--> 00:42:53

If you wanna help the entire Ummah, good

00:42:53--> 00:42:54

for you. But at least take care of

00:42:54--> 00:42:55

your tribe too.

00:42:56--> 00:42:58

Right? Because you you wanna help bring this

00:42:58--> 00:43:00

change even in the Muslim countries.

00:43:01--> 00:43:03

In fact, I argue we're doing better than

00:43:03--> 00:43:04

they are in many ways.

00:43:05--> 00:43:07

It's harder for a girl to wear hijab

00:43:07--> 00:43:09

in Islamabad and in Karachi and in Lahore

00:43:09--> 00:43:10

than it is in Maryland.

00:43:11--> 00:43:14

It's harder. I went there. I know. They

00:43:14--> 00:43:15

said they get bullied at school.

00:43:16--> 00:43:17

They get made fun of. The teacher makes

00:43:17--> 00:43:18

fun of them at school.

00:43:20--> 00:43:21

And this is not just in the in

00:43:21--> 00:43:24

Pakistan. This is happening in Bangladesh. This is

00:43:24--> 00:43:25

happening in Egypt. This is happen This is

00:43:25--> 00:43:27

happening all over the Muslim world.

00:43:28--> 00:43:30

It's how It's hard The question, it's very

00:43:30--> 00:43:32

difficult to wear hijab. I'm getting that question

00:43:32--> 00:43:35

in Indonesia, the most populated Muslim country on

00:43:35--> 00:43:37

earth. I'm getting that question there. I'm getting

00:43:37--> 00:43:38

that question in Malaysia.

00:43:39--> 00:43:39

Why?

00:43:40--> 00:43:40

Because

00:43:41--> 00:43:43

these devices have brought this ideology, the west

00:43:43--> 00:43:45

western ideology all over the world.

00:43:46--> 00:43:48

It's time we spread Quran ideology, isn't it?

00:43:50--> 00:43:52

It's time we spread, you know, we stopped.

00:43:52--> 00:43:55

We built the Yaqeen at the bottom. We

00:43:55--> 00:43:57

solidified that based on Quran and then we

00:43:57--> 00:43:59

can have powerful youth, inshallah.

00:43:59--> 00:44:00

I really want to see,

00:44:01--> 00:44:03

I was even talking to some government officials

00:44:03--> 00:44:05

in Pakistan. Hey, why don't we just provide,

00:44:06--> 00:44:09

college students a free Bayina TV subscription? So

00:44:09--> 00:44:11

by the time they're done with college, they've

00:44:11--> 00:44:12

gone through the entire Quran,

00:44:12--> 00:44:14

and give them some college credit for it

00:44:14--> 00:44:15

too,

00:44:15--> 00:44:17

and encourage them so that,

00:44:18--> 00:44:21

1, they don't fall into anti Islam sentiments,

00:44:21--> 00:44:23

and 2, they don't fall into other extremist

00:44:23--> 00:44:25

within Islam, other extremisms

00:44:26--> 00:44:28

that exist. Because those that's a real danger

00:44:28--> 00:44:30

too. Right? So that's that's the other side.

00:44:30--> 00:44:32

And then finally, that was one thing I

00:44:32--> 00:44:33

wanted to share. Here's the last thing I

00:44:33--> 00:44:35

wanna share with you guys. And that is

00:44:35--> 00:44:35

that,

00:44:37--> 00:44:39

I am looking for

00:44:40--> 00:44:41

people that wanna

00:44:42--> 00:44:44

partner with me in this mission. This is

00:44:44--> 00:44:45

not a one man job. Even the Quran

00:44:45--> 00:44:46

study, as you can see, is not a

00:44:46--> 00:44:47

one man job.

00:44:48--> 00:44:49

I have a lot of

00:44:49--> 00:44:50

execution ideas,

00:44:51--> 00:44:52

but there's only

00:44:53--> 00:44:54

there's only so much my team can do.

00:44:54--> 00:44:56

I'm already exhausting them.

00:44:57--> 00:44:59

But there are areas in which I need

00:44:59--> 00:44:59

help

00:45:00--> 00:45:00

like

00:45:01--> 00:45:02

strategic planning.

00:45:02--> 00:45:03

And those of you that have background in

00:45:03--> 00:45:04

strategic planning,

00:45:05--> 00:45:06

those of you that want to help, a

00:45:06--> 00:45:09

Quran week costs about 10 to $12,000

00:45:09--> 00:45:12

per Quran week, and it's much cheaper for

00:45:12--> 00:45:14

me to stay home and do this. It's

00:45:14--> 00:45:16

much much cheaper, but I choose not to

00:45:16--> 00:45:18

do that. I choose to come to a

00:45:18--> 00:45:20

community and I I'm, you know, Hadid is,

00:45:20--> 00:45:23

you know, my my my youngest addition.

00:45:23--> 00:45:23

So,

00:45:24--> 00:45:26

I don't wanna travel anywhere without this guy.

00:45:27--> 00:45:28

So I'm I'm I'm just if he's he's

00:45:28--> 00:45:30

stuck on a plane with me, he's he's

00:45:30--> 00:45:31

already been how many flights has he been

00:45:31--> 00:45:32

on?

00:45:32--> 00:45:33

22?

00:45:33--> 00:45:35

22 flights already. Yeah. He's 7 and a

00:45:35--> 00:45:37

half months old. He's a world traveler. He's

00:45:37--> 00:45:39

been to Australia. He's in the, you know,

00:45:39--> 00:45:42

his grandfather counts the number of planes. He's

00:45:42--> 00:45:43

got the boarding passes.

00:45:44--> 00:45:45

But

00:45:46--> 00:45:47

but the the the thing is that

00:45:48--> 00:45:49

I I wanna be able to if you

00:45:49--> 00:45:50

wanna help with that, you can.

00:45:51--> 00:45:53

If you wanna, there's there's other,

00:45:53--> 00:45:53

collaborative

00:45:54--> 00:45:54

ideas

00:45:55--> 00:45:56

If you wanna help with that, if if

00:45:56--> 00:45:59

you're from the tech space, the creative space,

00:45:59--> 00:46:02

if in which which in which way you

00:46:02--> 00:46:04

can help. Right? In which way you can

00:46:04--> 00:46:06

help, I want you guys to email me.

00:46:06--> 00:46:08

You can email me at [email protected]

00:46:10--> 00:46:12

and kind of write out in what way

00:46:12--> 00:46:13

do you think you can help. If you

00:46:13--> 00:46:16

think you can help with, for example, translation.

00:46:16--> 00:46:17

If you can help if you think you

00:46:17--> 00:46:19

can help with being a teacher's assistant

00:46:19--> 00:46:21

or you what you have some background in

00:46:21--> 00:46:23

Islamic studies, you wanna contribute to the Quranic

00:46:23--> 00:46:25

studies component, the research component.

00:46:25--> 00:46:27

Whichever way you think you can help, my

00:46:27--> 00:46:29

I've given my team the job to of

00:46:29--> 00:46:31

putting you guys in different baskets

00:46:31--> 00:46:32

even if we don't reach out to you

00:46:32--> 00:46:35

immediately. Because eventually, I wanna build a network

00:46:35--> 00:46:37

of people that are they want to contribute

00:46:37--> 00:46:38

in some way.

00:46:38--> 00:46:40

And the money is the least of it.

00:46:40--> 00:46:42

Money to me is the least of it.

00:46:42--> 00:46:44

It's the it's the human component that I'm

00:46:44--> 00:46:46

very interested in and building the networking and

00:46:47--> 00:46:48

and and effectively

00:46:49--> 00:46:51

hoping to make this a global phenomenon. So

00:46:51--> 00:46:54

thank you so much for patiently, patiently listening

00:46:54--> 00:46:57

to me. I have truly, truly, truly enjoyed

00:46:57--> 00:46:59

being here with all of you, and I'm

00:46:59--> 00:47:01

grateful on my behalf, my wife's behalf, and

00:47:01--> 00:47:03

baby Hadid's behalf. Alhamdulillah.

00:47:04--> 00:47:06

I have Khutba here tomorrow,

00:47:06--> 00:47:08

and then soon after we're heading to the

00:47:08--> 00:47:10

airport, I have to be in the UK

00:47:10--> 00:47:12

for all of Ramadan with my with with

00:47:12--> 00:47:13

them and my parents.

00:47:14--> 00:47:16

So we're gonna be in Manchester. We'll be

00:47:16--> 00:47:17

doing something from there. Look for what we're

00:47:17--> 00:47:19

gonna broadcast live from there. So you'll see

00:47:19--> 00:47:20

some of that.

00:47:21--> 00:47:21

So,

00:47:23--> 00:47:24

so I'm and and again, I'm very, very

00:47:24--> 00:47:26

grateful for for so many of you that

00:47:26--> 00:47:27

attended this entire week. I hope you guys

00:47:27--> 00:47:28

benefited from it, inshallah.

00:47:29--> 00:47:31

And, I hope to see you guys for

00:47:31--> 00:47:34

one more Quran week at least next year.

00:47:39--> 00:47:40

So we'll make that happen.

00:47:41--> 00:47:41

And

00:47:42--> 00:47:45

my special, special thank you for the Gaithersburg

00:47:45--> 00:47:47

community that made me feel

00:47:47--> 00:47:48

just as home as they made me feel

00:47:48--> 00:47:50

the first time I was here so many

00:47:50--> 00:47:52

years ago. It brought back beautiful memories to

00:47:52--> 00:47:54

see some of those beautiful faces again and

00:47:54--> 00:47:56

so many new ones.

00:47:56--> 00:47:58

Thank you so much for the wonderful kids

00:47:58--> 00:47:59

that were here. Round of applause for the

00:47:59--> 00:48:01

kids that were here. And

00:48:04--> 00:48:07

really beautifully well behaved and some great really

00:48:07--> 00:48:10

smart questions from them. My due apologies to

00:48:10--> 00:48:11

those whose questions I didn't get a chance

00:48:11--> 00:48:13

to get to. I pray that Allah gives

00:48:13--> 00:48:15

us a chance to meet again.

00:48:15--> 00:48:17

There that is part of my plan. I'll

00:48:17--> 00:48:18

probably come back here for a story night

00:48:18--> 00:48:19

also, inshallah.

00:48:20--> 00:48:22

But if, you know, if we don't get

00:48:22--> 00:48:23

much better place where the branches come down.

00:48:22--> 00:48:23

much better place where the branches come down.