Nouman Ali Khan – Why Aren’t The Muslims United

Nouman Ali Khan
AI: Summary © The importance of unity in Islam is highlighted, citing examples such as insincerity and common cause in political and political environments. The need for unity is demonstrated through personal connections and the importance of providing oneself with tools to be utilized. The speakers emphasize the importance of building a strong community and the need for people to take care of their lives. The return of Islam to the United States is also discussed, with a focus on the importance of faith and peace in the Christian community.
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The Quran paints a very different picture of

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what unity looks like.

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It's not driven by an activity.

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It's not driven by a giant Eid prayer.

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And I

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laugh and cry at the same time every

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year when I hear people arguing about which

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day should we celebrate Eid.

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Because we should be united celebrating it on

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the same day. And I think of I

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I look at that discussion and I say,

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really?

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If all of us were celebrating Eid on

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the same exact day,

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that would be unity to you?

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Those 20 minutes?

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That that's what unity is? You don't even

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know that the person you're praying next to

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is going their family member is in the

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hospital. You don't know.

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Today's Khuba is about a very central concept

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that everybody knows about, everybody hears about, and

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actually everyone almost in the Muslim world, if

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not every last one of us, complains about.

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And that is the unity of the Ummah.

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And the fact that we're supposed to be

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one brotherhood, we're supposed to be united.

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And it's something that you find

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being

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violated

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every single day. And we all know that

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the weakness of this ummah comes directly from

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its disunity.

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If we were a united force,

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even if 4, you know, 4 families are

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united, 4 tribes are united, 4 villages are

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united, 4 cities are united,

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4 countries are united. That becomes a force

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what to speak of 20% of the world's

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population.

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So it is,

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you know, something that we all know. At

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at the same time, when we talk about

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the power and the strength of the enemies

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of Islam and the enemies of this ummah,

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when we think about genocidal maniacs like Israel

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that is trying to,

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you know, commit mass murder in front of

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the eyes of the world, and the Muslims,

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of course, are just standing there and watching.

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It frustrates us at our own weakness, but

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you can't address that by being frustrated, and

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you can't address that by being angry. You

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have to address the root of the problem.

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Why are we paralyzed?

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And one of the most practical answers to

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that question is we're not united.

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We don't have one voice.

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We don't speak as one.

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And how do you even get there? That

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seems like an impossible thing to achieve.

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Right? It just seems like it's so you

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forget about the the the resources and the

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the the economic, financial, technological,

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military resources of those that would wish us

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harm. Forget about that. That's not even a

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big challenge. The real challenge is internal.

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The real challenge is what we have within

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ourselves.

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And I wanted to

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not just give a kind of a rah

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rah speech about the unity of the Ummah

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because you've heard a million of those and

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so have I, But I wanted to actually

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start at the root of the problem. Let's

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let's think about this another way. Let's if

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if you saw a a perfectly good

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field,

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and there's nothing growing on it,

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there's nothing growing on it, and you're saying,

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there's nothing growing here. What's the matter with

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this place?

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You didn't put a seed in, you didn't

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take care of the soil,

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you didn't water it, you didn't and then

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you're complaining there's nothing growing here? Like you

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and once you do put the seed in

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and you do supply it with water and

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you do

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make sure it gets plenty of sun, and

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you do make sure that the insects and

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the infestations that come get cleaned up regularly,

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If you're not doing that, then you have

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no right to complain.

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And if you are doing that, if I

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am doing that, then I can't put a

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seed in yesterday

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and then see where's my tree? I don't

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see a tree. What's wrong with this thing?

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I I don't forget it. Why am I

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bothering?

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What do I even have to care?

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This is not how maturity works. This is

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not how strength works.

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You have to nurture something, develop something, cultivate

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something, and eventually you get somewhere. And by

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the way, this we're talking about Muslim unity.

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Forget about Muslims for a second. Think about

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the

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people that are united not by their love

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of Allah and their love of His Messenger

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Think of a group

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of people united by their love of money.

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Think of a corporation.

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Think of a, you know, multi $1,000,000 corporation.

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Right? And they have all these different departments,

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different different locations,

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different offices. Right? And inside those offices, there's

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politics.

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And those people are not united with each

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other. They're trying to cut each other's throats.

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And what do these companies do? They have

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multimillion dollar investments into team building exercises,

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and company cohesion, and

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office parties, and all this kind of stuff

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just to get people to feel united with

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each other, and to not undercut each other,

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and to develop a sense of belonging to

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each other. But what is it behind all

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of that? What is it that's uniting these

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people, these professionals?

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What is uniting these engineers and these programmers

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and these accountants and these designers and all

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these people at this giant office. What unites

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them is a common cause. We all gotta

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make more money.

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Right? And what are we gonna what are

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they gonna celebrate at the end of the

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year? Well, our sales went up 20%.

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This is what unites us. This is why

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we're an unstoppable force. Like in their mind,

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it's this financial incentive that's what unites them.

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That's what drives their their entire motivation.

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So the first thing that I could tell

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you is, there are people that otherwise would

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hate each other's guts,

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but they're united by a common cause. And

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sometimes that common cause is not that significant,

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it's just money,

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or it's just fame, or it's just there

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could be 2 athletes that hate each other's

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guts,

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but they're on the same team and they're,

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you know, they're fighting for the championship.

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They're acting like a team. They're united.

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He's not gonna not pass the ball because

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he doesn't like the guy. He's not gonna

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do it, and if he does, his career's

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over. They're gonna act like a team. But

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even in those kinds of settings, what I'm

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these examples that I'm giving you in all

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of these kinds of settings, one thing is

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common,

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insincerity.

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I'm only united with you because we need

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to win this game.

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I'm only united with you because we need

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to make these sales.

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Other than that,

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you can fall off a cliff. I wouldn't

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care.

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Other than that, I would not be in

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the same room with you. I don't you

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know,

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you know, I can't stand the thought of

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you or the sight of you. You understand?

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So there's there's a there's an agenda, there's

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a material agenda

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that unites people, other than that they couldn't

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care less. There are people and and when

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you think of politics, you think of, you

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know, the Democratic and Republican party, and almost

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insignificantly the independents. But even if you think

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of these parties, you think, oh, they're on

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1 the Democrats are all together, the Republicans

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are all these these people inside their own

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party, they hate each other's guts.

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They would love to destroy each other, even

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within one party.

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Allah says, You think their hearts are all

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united? Their hearts are all over the place.

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You think they're 1? They're all over the

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place. So the question that is,

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when Allah is calling on us to be

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1 Ummah, that we are in fact 1

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Ummah,

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then we have to ask, what is it

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that is uniting us?

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What exactly is it that's uniting us?

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And if

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that

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force that unites us is anything short of

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the most powerful,

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If the if it's the most powerful motivation

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that unites us, then the unity itself will

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be strong.

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But if the thing that unites us is

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something less,

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then the unity itself will be weak.

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It'll be as weak as our the thing

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that brought us together.

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So for example, now we're sitting in this

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masjid in Fort Worth,

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and we're we're all coming from diff some

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of you are coming from work, some of

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you are coming from home, some of you

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are coming from your businesses, you're all coming

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and sitting here in this masjid together. You

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know, the men here, the women here, the

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children here.

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And all of us that are here together,

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we're united by this desire to worship Allah.

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That's what we're united by.

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But actually, right after this is done, we're

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all gonna go back individually.

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So even though there's a few 100 of

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us, even a 1000 of us, if we're

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all together, we're actually a bun a 1000

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individuals. We're not united except by an act.

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We came and performed an act together, and

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then we left.

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That's it.

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This was not this was not a demonstration

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of unity.

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This was a demonstration of a common objective.

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Just that's all we had, a common objective.

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All all of our objective was to make

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salatul jawa, that was it.

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This does not show that this community is

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united

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in any way.

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This doesn't show that.

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This is about, because our purpose is it's

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a it's a sincere purpose, it's worship. But

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if you're just united by an objective and

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that's all it is,

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then as soon as that objective is over,

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your unity is over.

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Nothing else matters.

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I just want my kids to go to

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the masjid. I just want my kids to

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learn some Quran. I just want to be,

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you know, I just want to feel the

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feel connected to Islam in some way. That's

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all that if that's all your connection is,

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then that's all it is. There's that once

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that is met, you have no other interest,

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you have no other purpose.

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The Quran paints a very different picture of

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what unity looks like.

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It's not driven by an activity.

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It's not driven by a giant Eid prayer.

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And I I I laugh and cry at

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the same time every year when I hear

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people arguing about which day should we celebrate

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Eid.

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Because we should be united celebrating it on

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the same day. And I think of I

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I look at that discussion and I say,

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really?

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If all of us were celebrating Eid on

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the same exact day,

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that would be unity to you?

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Those 20 minutes?

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That that's what unity is? You don't even

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know that the person you're praying next to

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is going their family members in the hospital.

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You don't know.

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You don't even know this guy this this

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woman just lost her business, or this one

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just this one just lost their dad, or

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this one just, you know, lost their job,

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or this one's going through a health crisis,

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or this one's going through you don't know.

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So what's the unity? A picture that shows

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lots of people standing together? That's unity. We

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have artificial,

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meaningless,

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I would argue, artificial and meaningless

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standards of unity.

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And that's why when we complain that we

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don't have unity,

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our our complaint is also meaningless.

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It's the same as what I mentioned before.

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You're standing in front of a field, nothing

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is growing, and you're like, hey, nothing growing

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here.

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Wow. How come it's not there already for

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me? It should already exist and I could

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just walk into a garden. No. No. No.

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Unless you're ready to be the gardener, there's

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nothing to nothing to complain about.

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So let's take a step back a little

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bit and think about that. Just and I'm

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I'm I'm first and foremost gonna talk to

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the men, and I just want you to

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just, sisters, bear with me. Your turn

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will come. If not today, one day, inshallah.

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But for now, I'm just gonna address the

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men. For for many men in the Muslim

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community, and I've had many, many conversations with

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lots and lots of men across the Muslim

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communities

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in the world and and also in the

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United States. One of the most common things

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you hear from men, the feelings that you

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get from men, everybody needs something from me.

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My family needs something from me. My parents

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need something from me. My kids need something

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from me. My wife needs something me. My

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in laws need something from me. My boss

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needs something from me. My community needs something

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from me. My this everybody needs something.

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And if they get a phone call,

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even if before they pick up a phone

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call, it's not gonna be about

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them. Hey. I just wanted to say, salaam.

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Are you doing okay? Is everything alright with

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you? Let's get together sometime. And even if

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someone calls and says, assalamu alaykum, how are

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you? Already in your head is, how are

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you? But what do you what do you

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really want?

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What is this about? What's, you know, what's

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this call for?

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Nobody's getting in touch with you because they

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care about you.

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They're getting in touch with you because they

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care about something you can give them.

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So you're just either you're a cash register

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or you're a service dispenser or you're a

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connect that's all you are. You're just there

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to be utilized.

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You're you're a tool to be used. And

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that's it. Nobody else cares about you. Nobody

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actually sees you for who you are. Right?

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And then you come to the masjid, then

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you hear Muslims are all brothers. Assalamu alaikum,

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brother. And you give each other hugs, and

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salaams, and dua for each other, and all

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of that, that's great. And the moment you

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say, hey,

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can I talk to you for a bit?

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I'm busy. I'm I'm kind of busy right

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now because

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I

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nobody has time for you.

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Nobody has time for you.

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And

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take it a step further when you in

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in many families,

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people depend on you.

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They depend on you. You have your providing,

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for example,

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right? And then all of a sudden you

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get sick and you lose your job.

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Not only do you lose your job,

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you lose your respect in the family.

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People will look at you the same way

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anymore.

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Nobody calls you and they used to call

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you all the time. They don't call you

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anymore.

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They don't they don't check up on you.

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Nothing.

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In fact, they're avoiding you as best as

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possible. You know why? Because all of a

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sudden you went from someone who was giving

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to someone who might be asking.

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So let's take away from someone who might

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be asking.

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If this is the condition even inside of

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our families,

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even inside of our families,

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what do you imagine is the condition when

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we

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expand it a little bit to a level

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of a community?

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What what what happens then?

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What happens when people feel nobody actually cares

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about them?

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And we happen to live in a society

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the United States is different from

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Denmark. It's different from Germany. It's even different

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from Canada. Let me tell you something that

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you already know about the United States.

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This is the this is the poster child

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of capitalism.

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And capitalism is you gotta look out for

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number 1.

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You gotta nobody cares about you. You gotta

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care for yourself.

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Nobody's coming for you. So we already breathe

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capitalism in every day. And on top of

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that, in your personal lives, in our community

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lives, it's demonstrated over and over again that

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even though there is

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some level of camaraderie between us, salaam and

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du'a between us,

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It doesn't go past formalities.

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It's not actual brotherhood.

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Here's a litmus test for what real brotherhood

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looks like. If I'm if I'm really going

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through a crisis,

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is there something terrible I'm going through?

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Is there someone I can call

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immediately? Who would I think of calling immediately?

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And would it be the brothers at the

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masjid?

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Would it be the people I hang out

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with? Would it be the peep who who

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would it be? And if you have that

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those people in your life, then you have

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some level of brotherhood in your life.

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But if you have to think twice, if

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I tell this person, what are they gonna

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think of me?

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If I tell this person, how will they

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use it against me?

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You have to calculate whether or not you

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should share what you're what's troubling you with

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someone because you don't know if they're gonna

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go talk to 20 other people about you.

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You're gonna become the interesting topic on on

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a, you know, at an 8 dinner.

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You know what this brother told me I

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was going through? Oh my god.

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You don't wanna become somebody else's entertaining story,

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so you keep your mouth shut. You know

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what that means? You don't have brotherhood in

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your life.

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You don't have, you know, the the the

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sator that a believer is supposed to give

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to the other believer. You you don't you

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simply don't have it.

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You don't have and and let's take even

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another step before I come to the ayat

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that I really wanna share with you today.

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Take another step. There are people in our

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community, young men, older men

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that fail.

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Failure is a part of life.

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You fail in an exam. It happens. You

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fail in a job interview. It happens.

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You can also fail in your deen.

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Some young man can go through some depression

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and start drinking alcohol. It happens.

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This this occurs.

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Somebody might end up in haram situations, might

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go down a path, drugs, alcohol, you name

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it. All of it. The worst of it.

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And they could keep going down and keep

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going down. You know what? When they fall,

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if you had a family member, if you

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were walking with your child and your child

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fell, what would you do?

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You just pick them up, scrape them off,

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help heal though. If they cut, if they

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you put some put some band aid on,

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put some antiseptic on. Let's heal this person.

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Let's fix them. What happens in our communities,

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in our circles when somebody falls?

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Oh my God. Astaghfirullah.

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Look at the youth nowadays.

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You know what I found out? Abdul Karim,

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you know what he's doing?

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I saw him coming out of this place

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or I I saw him doing this. I

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saw him.

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Bro, somebody should talk to him.

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You know what that is? That that person

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may be doing a sin.

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I would argue you're doing a much bigger

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sin.

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You're doing a if if that is a

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crime against Allah,

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you running your mouth about the dignity of

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your fellow brother to other people,

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and then saying Astaghfirullah

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as if you genuinely care. Because if you

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genuinely cared, number 1, your mouth would be

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shut. And the only time it would open

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is to go reach out to him and

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give him a hug and say, hey, I'm

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here for you if you ever need to

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talk, and it will die with me. That

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would be you as a brother.

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That would be you as a brother, but

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that's not brotherhood. This whole I'm so concerned

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about our youth and artificial conversation, this is

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not brotherhood.

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This this is I I don't know what

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that is. Back stabbing at least. That's what

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that is. But that's the reality that we've

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created for ourselves. And then we have the

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audacity to say, why isn't the Ummah united?

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The billions of us. Man, can you show

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me a dozen of us united? How about

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2 dozen?

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How about a couple of 100 before we

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talk about billions of people being united?

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So now I'll come back to what was

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happening with the Sahaba, and what did the

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Quran praise so much. This is one of

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the most fascinating places in the Quran.

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Very briefly, I'll tell you the story.

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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was given a remarkable

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victory at Khaybar.

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Before Khaybar, Muslims were basically bankrupt.

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Basically had no money.

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After Khaybar, all of a sudden we were

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millionaires.

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Millions came in, in assets the way you've

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if you want to count it in today's

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values. Millions in real estate, agriculture,

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recurring revenues,

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all of that, all of a sudden came

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into Madinah.

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And just before this happened, the Muslims were

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barely getting by. I mean, there are narrations

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of the Prophet himself sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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having to turn his daughter away because he

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didn't have food to even give her while

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she was starving for 3 days herself or

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2 days herself. And he had stones

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tied to his belly because of the, you

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know, the the the pains in his own

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stomach. This was the state of the Muslims.

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This was the governor of Badinah sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam starving. And then after khibr, all

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of a sudden millions have come in. Now

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let's think about this for a second. The

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Muhajirun came from Makkah. Yes? They came from

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Makkah. They left everything behind.

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But the people in Madida were poor to

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begin with.

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They weren't rich. They didn't have a 3

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bedroom house. They didn't have a 2 bedroom

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house. They didn't even have bedrooms.

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But now all these people came, and they

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gotta stay somewhere.

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And so what what did the Ansar do?

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What did the migrants of Medina or the

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the the Ansar of Medina do? They housed

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the Muhajirun.

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Now they barely had enough food for themselves,

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now they've got more mouths to feed. You

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understand?

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And those people, they're a major, major expense.

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Then on top of that, not only is

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that an expense, 6 months after the Prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam gets to Madida, we're

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getting ready for war, but it is about

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to happen.

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And when you're preparing for war, if you

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know nothing about war, you should know war

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is expensive.

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Who's gonna spend the money on war? Well,

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the mujahidun don't have any money because they

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left all of their money behind.

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Who's gonna do all the expense?

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Who's gonna have to make all the money

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and spend it? It's gonna be the so

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the so the so are taking care of

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the wajiroun

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and now they're financing the bulk of whatever

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they can come up with to fight for

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the cause of Allah from their perspective.

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The soon as soon as they accepted Islam,

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they don't have their private life anymore.

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They have to share their little tiny space

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with somebody else. They can't eat a meat

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meal by themselves. Somebody else has to share

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that meal with them. You know, nowadays, they

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say this immigration problem, we should have built

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a wall.

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Right? They're they're go they're living it. They're

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living it. It's easy to it's easy to

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read in a textbook, oh, the ansar were

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supporting the mala jirim. Bro, If somebody comes

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to your house and stays with you for

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6 months, your your cousin, your brother comes

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over for 2 days, 2 days is the

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limit. You're

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here for 8th. 8th is done.

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See you next 8th. And you know what?

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I'll come over next day to your house.

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Somebody decides to stay in your house for

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6 months, a year, indefinitely.

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Eventually, you're gonna get annoyed, man. You're gonna

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just it's gonna start catching up.

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You know? Okay. You're my brother in Islam,

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but can you not sit over there? That's

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my spot. You're my brother in Islam, but

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you ate the chicken. The one chicken I

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had, you ate it.

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Who took this orange? Who did this? Who

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did that? Only who left this mess?

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God, man.

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Wouldn't it start building up? They're human.

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They're human.

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And on top of that, they're going to

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war. And the majority of the shahada, the

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majority of the people that were killed

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in both Badr and Uhud were the Ansar.

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They were the people of Madinah.

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So we're spending,

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we're giving up our homes, ever getting killed.

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All of this is happening, and it continued

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to happen.

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And they kept giving, and giving, and giving,

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and giving, and giving, and finally we're millionaires.

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What happens?

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We got the 1,000,000. So if I'm an

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Ansari,

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and I'm not, but I use my imagination.

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If I was one of the Ansari, I'm

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like finally, time for some refund.

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Something will come back.

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Right? So I'm waiting for the announcement because

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I spent all this money. I gave my

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housing. I'm gonna get something back now that

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we have all this ghanimah. Listen to these

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ayats.

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Whatever Allah acquired, made a allowed to be

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acquired

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that you know, through His Messenger, min ahlulqura

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from the people of those towns, minikaybar

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fallillah it belongs to Allah. Number 1, a

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share goes for Allah.

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That's it. I won't explain what this means

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another

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time. Okay. Okay. Okay. Umrah, I understand. I

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understand. Next, walil Rasool.

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Oh, next one he goes to the Messenger

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. The Rasool and his

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family. Okay.

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Alright, that's fine. Walidil kurba,

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and close relatives.

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Walmasakim walyatama and orphans.

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And Amdi Ansari looking around like

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okay. Okay. Orphans.

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Maybe I'm next

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and poor people.

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Okay. Okay. Okay. Now the poor people are

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done. Can we

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can we get to us now?

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And even people who are traveling and they

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need help, money will go to them.

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Okay. And then Allah says by the end

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of this ayah, he says

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whatever the whatever policy the messenger gives you,

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take it.

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And whatever he stops you from, stop yourself,

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right? Okay. Now in the next ayah, next

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recipients,

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For the bankrupt

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migrants

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who were kicked out of their homes and

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were expelled from their own assets and their

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wealth, who pursued a pleasure of Allah.

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You have to, and they've pursued the favor

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from Allah and to and to please Him.

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They're the next recipients.

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That's a lot of recipients. All but that

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money is now being

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split up, but who hasn't been mentioned yet?

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The Ansar have not been mentioned,

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and the alsara were the ones who spent

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most of the money,

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and they haven't been mentioned. And then finally

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Allah gets to them and says,

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But just look at how Allah talks about

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them. I just I did all of this

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just to tell you how Allah talks about

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them.

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Those people who made ample space in their

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homes,

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and they made ample space for faith.

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Just like you open your home, they open

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their iman.

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Now Allah is telling us something. Part of

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my iman is how much space am I

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do I make for my fellow brother?

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That's part of my iman.

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Iman is not just in salah. Iman is

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when I open up my heart for my

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fellow brother. And Allah says these people, they

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had open hearts. In other words, I was

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pretending to be annoyed that the Ansar were

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not mentioned. The Ansar never felt that.

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They didn't feel that.

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They had a just like their iman,

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their hearts were open.

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They opened up their homes and the and

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the iman.

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That from even before them.

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These words are so easy to recite,

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so hard to understand.

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He says, they love those who migrated towards

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them, You Allah.

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They love those

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who migrated towards them. You know, if this

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was talking about you and me, it would

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be they barely tolerate those who migrated towards

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them.

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They're almost on the verge of killing those

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who migrated towards them.

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They're wishing those who migrated towards them went

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back home.

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By the way, this is what the munafiqun

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were saying.

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This

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is what the munafiqun,

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the hypocrites were saying, they should just go

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back home. That's what they were

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saying. So what does it mean opening your

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heart for your fellow brother,

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taking care of everything they need, not just

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financially because this this didn't just require financial

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help. You understand? This required you making space

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in your heart for someone to just literally

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take over your home

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and you know, endlessly.

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And so Allah says,

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And they don't allow for any discomfort in

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their chest because of whatever responsibilities they were

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given.

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They never feel discomforted because they're helping someone.

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They're never feeling discomforted because that's my brother,

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that's my sister, That's my family. Allah said,

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that's my family. This bond of La ilaha

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illallah, it's thicker than blood. That's all that

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matters. Family first.

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Umma first.

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This is this is their mindset.

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When you think of an immigration crisis, you

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were living in America, so we're thinking about,

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like, Mexican immigration or illegal immigration or whatever.

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Right? Refugees and all this kind of stuff.

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Go to the Muslim world.

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Go to Pakistan, you have Afghani immigrants.

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Go to go to Malaysia, you have Indian

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immigrants,

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Muslim

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also.

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Go to, you know, go go to different

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Muslim countries, and you have other Muslim immigrants.

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Go to Turkey, you have Syrian immigrants.

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And they're both Muslim.

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They're both Muslim.

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What's the conversation like

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from the Muslims to those who migrated towards

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them? What's what's the attitude in all of

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these places and dozens of others? What's the

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these they talk about them the same way

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Trump talks about immigrants.

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Same way. Actually, they talk about it worse.

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Trump is nicer

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by comparison.

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Look at that and look at what the

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Quran is saying.

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And how many people are actually stopped at

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the border and are living in basically camps

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around the Muslim world from other Muslim countries,

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can't even get in.

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And and therefore generations,

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like kids are born and raised in those

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camps,

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in those camps.

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And they give other people preference over themselves,

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even though themselves they are starving.

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They give preference over themselves.

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They lay themselves out for others

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even if they're starving.

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This is a pretty high standard.

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Allah described Allah the the whatever monies came

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in, go to Allah, go to the messenger,

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go to the poor, go to the fukara,

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go to the Muhajireen,

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and then he described the the Ansar in

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a way that like

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he's

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such a long ayah just dedicated just to

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the Ansar and what they do and how

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much Allah appreciates them.

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And he ends with,

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Whoever can protect themselves from the greed

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and the selfishness

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that they have inside of themselves.

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Like I need protection

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from a part of myself.

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Inside myself is greed and selfishness. All of

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us have it, Allah says we have shuh.

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And we need protection not just from shaytahan,

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not just from the enemy, I need protection

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from my own shuh.

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People who can be protected from that inside

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of themselves,

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those are the people that have achieved success.

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I want myself, I want you,

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in our immediate circles, to start rethinking what

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unity means.

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Because the unity in the Quran is actually

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a unity felt inside. It's not just a

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unity that looks like unity.

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It's not like unity just just the same

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words, or we dress similar, so we're unified,

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or we have the same we we follow

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the same madhab, therefore, we're unified.

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We have we have the similar length of

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beard, so we're unified.

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Our our ankles are above the same height,

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so we're unified.

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We like the same speaker, so we're unified.

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All of this is nonsense.

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All of this is meaningless.

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True unity. You see your brother.

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The moment they say salaam to you, everything

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else, every other filter disappears.

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That's

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it. That's all you get. They say salaam

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to you, they are your brother. You're there

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for them. They're there for you.

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We will not

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know what unity means if we don't build

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it,

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if we don't cultivate it. And you and

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I can cultivate it when we start individually

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in our own circles

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to start building unity, to start actually connecting

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with people.

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Last thing I'll say about this, I'm I've

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taken too long already. The last thing I'll

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share with you is that I've been in

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the I've been in the Muslim space and

00:31:39 --> 00:31:42

khutbas and duroos and activism since I was

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18, 19 years old. This is going back

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like 25 years, 26 years. I've been in

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this space a long time. I've been in

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halaqas and with, you know, hanging out with

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Imams and people that are doing Islamic conventions,

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conversation, all the all this circle, right?

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And you know, you make friends in that

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circle and you talk, you talk about Islam,

00:32:01 --> 00:32:02

you talk about the problem of the Ummah,

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

you talk about this Ayah, or you talk

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

about the hadith, or you talk about history,

00:32:05 --> 00:32:07

you talk about all kinds of things.

00:32:07 --> 00:32:09

You know, one thing for 25 years nobody

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ever talked about in my circle and I

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never talked to anybody about?

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What they might be going through in their

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personal life.

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There were people in my circle that were

00:32:21 --> 00:32:24

struggling with all kinds of things, depression, anxiety,

00:32:24 --> 00:32:27

even sometimes suicidal ideation, a difficult divorce,

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

child custody,

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

deportation,

00:32:30 --> 00:32:31

all kinds of things are going on. You

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would not know

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because they know something.

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This is not the place to talk about

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those things. These guys don't care. They just

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care about the halakal.

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They just care about, can you can you

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do this program or can you do that?

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Can you do that's all they care about.

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That's all. And by comparison, I went to

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a church

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just to see what they do,

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Just on a Wednesday night.

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And in local church here in Texas,

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they make a circle. First of their singing

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and all that stuff they do 5, 7

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minutes. They spent an hour, you know what

00:33:01 --> 00:33:04

they spent an hour doing? The minister, He

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said, hey. What's your name? I haven't seen

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you before.

00:33:07 --> 00:33:10

My name's Frank. Tell me about yourself, Frank.

00:33:10 --> 00:33:13

This this this. Tell me, Frank. Is there

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something we should pray for?

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

Yeah. I just my daughter won't talk to

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me.

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Let's pray for that.

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Everybody, let's pray for Frank.

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Next guy, next guy, next lady, next lady.

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What are you going through? Let's make a

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dollar for you. What are you going through?

00:33:29 --> 00:33:31

Let's make a dollar. Can you imagine?

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They're doing that and these people don't know

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each other. And by the end of it,

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

they're giving each other hugs.

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And this guy comes to me, Hey, I

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had the same thing happen with my daughter.

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We should connect sometime. We should talk sometime.

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That means a lot. And I'm watching this

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in awe.

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We're supposed to be the people of Haqq.

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Right?

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We're supposed to be the people Adilatinaal

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mumineen.

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We're supposed to be Firuna'ala and Fusim. All

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of these ayaats, I saw them being practiced

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by people that don't even share our faith.

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And all these years in the masajid of

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

Allah and the community,

00:34:04 --> 00:34:05

and I don't see this.

00:34:06 --> 00:34:08

I see barely a glimpse of it. We

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need to nurture care.

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We need to nurture Uhuwa.

00:34:12 --> 00:34:14

That's where unity comes from. It doesn't come

00:34:14 --> 00:34:17

from videos and speeches and talks. It comes

00:34:17 --> 00:34:20

from you and me actually connecting, deeply connecting.

00:34:20 --> 00:34:22

May Allah make us a people of genuine

00:34:22 --> 00:34:24

unity and may Allah allow us to be

00:34:24 --> 00:34:27

sincere with one another and and let go

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

of artificial,

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you know, connection and attachments and replace them

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

with the strongest, deepest, and most authentic attachments.

00:34:37 --> 00:34:41

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