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Bismillah Salam Alaikum and welcome to living the life with Rahim Junkin with nyeem. Rosa, here we are, again with you for another episode of living the life on Tuesday the 18th of September. Live as ever from our studios in central London, we're very happy to have you as ever. We have a fantastic show lined up. We have some great guests. We have lots of features. We have our story of the day our YouTube clip, you couldn't ask for more. Don't go anywhere for the next hour. Now of course we want you to be in touch with us. You can email us you can tweet us and if you want to know how to do that. This is how you can

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hear at living the life we want to hear from you. To get in touch. Tweet us at Islam channel, hashtag lt live facebook.com forward slash Islam channel. You can also email us live in the life at Islam channel.tv We look forward to hearing from you.

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That's exactly how to get in touch. So I'm looking forward to all your tweets and messages and inshallah we'll try and read as many as we possibly can. Now it's time to go over to our exciting green room and our first guest hopefully very familiar to many of you Islam channels. Certainly those of you that have attended our Muslim courses around the country. He is our shift Riyadh or zazzy. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. How are you

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doing? I'm loving the Barbary Welcome to Martin all the way.

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Back home as salaam alaikum Salaam

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Alaikum. for joining as inshallah, we're gonna find out a little bit more behind the shift himself in Charlotte, not just about the knowledge, but find out where he's from and what's been happening in his life and where he's going. second guest is a well known face to Islam channel viewers, a brother who was synonymous with the Hajj coverage from last year and who will be starting the HUD show tonight here on Islam channel is of course, Salaam Alaikum. Brother.

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How you doing? Good to have you back. Great to be here. I'm really excited about the new show. Can't wait. It's gonna be wonderful. And more on that later today in Sharla

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indonessia story of the story of the day and everything I cook like, you know me, I don't touch that stuff. Do you know what i have to admit until we went to Hawaii last year and I hit the road and on the way to Medina. You said you got to cut these things? I did. I told you I had to touch them now. Yeah. You know what? The mayor of New York has brought in a new initiative, saying that fizzy drinks are banned. Large fizzy drinks, large fizzy drinks, they're all large superstars and restaurants. I mean, I'm assuming if anyone's been to the United States, you've seen the size of it. You know, like over here. We have big ones over there. They're literally this big. I'm not joking.

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a gallon.

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It's and they've got major, major obesity problems in the United States. So he's banned it. Now. We want to ask you, our viewers, what do you think should fizzy drinks be banned? Whether in New York or here? I would ban them why wouldn't ban them from schools and ban them from anywhere where young people were banned from my house? That's for sure. Well, we've got some footage to show you exactly what's happening in New York and what the fuss is all about. I shouldn't say what the fuss is all about.

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That's fine. Yeah. I'll tell you what, there's a place where I get takeaways from very nice takeaways. And if you spend over 20 pounds, they give you a free one and a half liter bottle. I say I don't want it. I say keep it and they say we give you hummus instead and they give me homeless. I'm much happier with that. I like that. Well, let's find out what the fuss is all about.

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Americans often believe in bigger and better things. But this time it's all gone the other way around, and the order of the day is downsizing. This week, New York City passed the first ban on oversized sugary drinks. It's the latest controversial step to reduce obesity. In a nation with a weight problem. The ban covers sugary drinks that are larger than naught point four seven liters, and the only places allowed to sell them are grocery and convenience stores. violators of the ban which doesn't include diet drinks face a $200 fine. Opponents say that issue is an infringement on personal freedom. And they label the city's Mayor Michael Bloomberg and overbearing nanny. They say

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they may go to court in the hopes of blocking or at least overturning the measure before it takes effect in March next year. bites Mayor Bloomberg says the measure will help to save lives. This is the single biggest step any city I think has ever taken to curb obesity. It's certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take. And we believe that it will help save lives. About a third of Americans are obese and some 10% of the nation's health care bill is tied to obesity related diseases. According to the most recently available data, obesity rates among Americans continue to rise. Some research shows that more than two out of three people in developed countries

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will be overweight or obese by 2020.

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So

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That is what the fuss is all about the one you do like so we want to find out from you. Do you think fizzy drinks should be banned? Should they banned from your home from schools from takeaways, the full works? If I had my way, honestly, I'm not just saying this, I would ban them. If there was one thing that you could eliminate from your diet, just one thing that make the biggest impact, it would be sugary. I know my kids are watching. So I hope you've taken note of that footage and you're gonna give me some ideas as well. So let me tell you the email address Twitter, and Facebook Of course, Twitter at Islam channel, hashtag lt life and of course, facebook.com slash Islam channel, and email

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living the life at Islam town.tv. So let's find out from you, do you think visiting should be banned? That's right, well, we're gonna go to our first guest now a man who's grown up on that side of the world over there in New York, and in Canada, who might be able to tell us a little bit about fizzy drinks. But he's here to talk to us today about knowledge is our chef azazie, who's a well known instructor at our magnet Institute, and here is a clip of him at work. The best science and the best knowledge and the most other science to know is the science of the names of Atlas panels and his attributes. Unless pancreatitis is

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one may hold up to Jean Nolan in the 11. illegally Abu I have created the incident the jinn solely to worship me. But my brothers and sisters, how can you worship Allah subhanaw taala if you don't know him, and that's why I will pass him as Bonnie he says something really interesting. He says that the very first pillar that Allah subhanho wa Taala has prescribed upon His servants is to know Him is the knowledge of his names and attributes. And once a person once a slave knows Allah subhanho wa Taala knows the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala His attributes that that slave will truly, truly worship Allah subhana wa Tada. Please welcome to the life shift.

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You know his name mentioned a little while ago, it's very catchy.

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I love it with the Burberry design. It's very unique. Don't ask me what I get from people, I don't have a demo tomorrow.

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Last time we met you, it was of course on Haji hamdulillah. And, you know, I became more familiar with your work with your style there. And you do have a unique style. But we want to go back a little bit before because we want to ask you about the man behind the shift. So I mentioned in the introduction that you grew up in the United States and of course in Canada, but is that where the journey started? The journey started with malaria hem de la subtle Sara. So let the journey started in Morocco. I was born in Casablanca, Morocco, and then went to ice in fact, I started going to

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like a Christian school. My parents they sent me to mother school and father school, you know, studied more French than Arabic or anything else. That was my education, primary education. Casablanca. Casablanca. Was that because they were good schools, they were good schools. And also I come from a very sort of like westernized family, right. So if you were to speak French there, and you know, so that means like, you come from a very kind of like, you know, any family and so they sent me to these schools. And then as a, you know, that college, we went to college, then I started going to public schools there. And then went towards, you know, getting some academic education,

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General Islamic education and Bri. And then from there I was I got my bucklers from Morocco, I moved to the US. I was in 1988. So what I was about 18 years old or so at that stage was the thirst for knowledge, or there was just a move, there was still just secular knowledge. I mean, I didn't have my degree from back home. But you know, it was meant nothing. You know, you got an Islamic degree just because you have one, but he didn't really practice Islam. That was quite an unusual story for an 18 year old from Morocco. to emigrate at that stage or to go to work in the United States. Was that an easy move for you to make? No, it was not because my father went with me first in 1988, we

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went to San Francisco, we went to San Francisco states, and then we went to the dorms, like the dormitory. And he went with me, I had to do English first, like as a second language, and then getting into, you know, the the university. And then when my father went with me, and I saw the dorms and I was going to live by myself, I wasn't used to that. I mean, I used to travel all the time when I was, you know, younger, you know, back home and I went to go, I used to go to the to Europe a lot because Morocco was very close. I was just catch the ferry and I'm there. I'm in Spain, and I'm from Spain, France, Italy, so I would have different but here I'm going to live by myself.

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So I started feeling you know, kind of, you know, scared as my dad is I thought like, you know, I want to go back home. So he stayed with me hamdulillah for some time until you know, I registered and then he says, Listen, I'm going to support you going to school, I have to pay money. And you have to understand that you know, you know only people who've got like,

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Who can afford that can send their kids to the US to pay for the schools yeah so make sure I don't want to spend so much money for with you know

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exactly says make sure that you do your English quickly and then move into you know to study like the bachelor Did your father have aspirations for you to move into a particular field? I hamdulillah he helped me he supported me you know, I was I loved English at the time no so I said that I wanted to do something has to do with English he says okay, USA, I'll help you as Oh USA, like I know, everybody wants to go to the USA and then hamdulillah I was the only one in my class will made it you know, fast the English as a second language. They and then they

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move to where we're going to come back to speak about their journey. We've got mother Medan coming up very very shortly in London and UK wide.

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Once you moved on to the university stage, where did the journey continue there? So from there on, that's my new life started actually that's when I became more inclined towards Islam.

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Was you in the United States United States funny how that often happens, isn't it? I think people take it for granted when they live in a country when they're surrounded. You often hear Muslims who grew up in Muslim family saying that it's only when they went away from the family from their community. They were surrounded by different culture that they began to value their own beliefs their cultural no I got you know, and hamdulillah I had you know, all A's I got like 3.9 GPA which is much lower. So I came back home you know to visit my feminine Can I grow my beard

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so my father saw me in his Swami says did not send you to Al Azhar I sent you to service

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that was like a total from their own came to change in my life. Okay, we'll come back to you very shortly. You're gonna be with us after the break and shut up. But as it is time now for us to go for in the UK. Keep your tweets coming in. We want to know whether fizzy drink should be stopped altogether. And of course, we've got still much more to come out of the UK. What about headshot features YouTube the lot? Stay tuned. We'll be back in a few minutes time.

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And welcome back to our second part of living the life tonight. We're still here with our chef Susie who azazie even who we're going to be speaking to shortly, but just before the break, we asked you a simple question. The mayor of New York has banned large fizzy drinks. He says it's going to save lives. This is going to stop obesity and we want to know do you think fizzy drinks should be banned? I know I do. What do you think? What do our viewers think? Well, what a few tweets about it. There's one that's going to get you by the I love this one is from tabraiz Abdullah and he said I don't think fizzy dictionary banned because it's a nice treat and people should know how much to drink.

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Well that's that's true. They should know how much but the problem is they don't and I don't think people realize how bad it is for your health. We've got Rosie says yes, I'm ready for the program. Assume we've also got up the smart 1981 shift right now on Islamic Alhamdulillah India's

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Casa de de casa de just tuned into Islam channel. Love the show, Mashallah, we've got up the somatic of the semantic shift app live now on show. And there's more coming in. So I'll try and get back to them as soon as we can. So let's hear the arguments for fizzy drinks. Yes or no?

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Check. You've lived in the United States and in Canada. I mean, the obesity problem over there is it's a different level, isn't it from what we see over fizzy drinks? Well, let me tell you something. Yeah. My daughter goes to public school. And they run a some sort of an experiment. They brought in the coke, right? And a glass of coke and a glass of water. And they put in some teeth in this glass of coke. Yes. After the one week that was the they turned out like

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nails. And not only that, not only that, let me tell you what happens in the US in the US American troopers, you know, those cars, those police cars, what they do they all have a container of coke in their trunks. Yeah. So what happens whenever there's some sort of an accident or blood industrial or whatnot, that's what they use to clean the streets. Because it's so powerful. Exactly. You can use coke to clean with all due respect, like use toilets, for instance, it will make it even shiny.

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Basically, saying this is what they do.

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But the problem The other problem is, of course, look, the other argument is is the cost of nice, all those lovely organic things that you buy, and the fishery, the cost issues, oh, Barnea, you can have water if you don't mind is not tasty. Unless

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you got into the knowledge level. What happened was the rest of your journey just sum it up for us and where we are today. So I got a bachelor's degree from the west and also then moved on to a master's degree in, in technology and it

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then went into

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pursuing a doctorate like a PhD, but I did not finish my PhD came out and I you

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had to get some some work experience in what I did. And from there on, I lived in New York for about 15 years and then moved to Canada in 2001, right before September 11. And was a consultant at the time,

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you know, traveling quite frequently. And at the same time, I was doing something on the side, you know, like this devil job on the side, and like, I would work from Thursday to Friday, from Monday to Thursday, come back home on Thursday night, then Friday, and Saturday and Sunday had programs with the community, you know, lectures and what was and what not.

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Then from then on and might've heard about me, and then they offered me a job to structure as an instructor to teach I've been because it really is, I mean, we had chef Mohammed on the show, just last week, it really is quite a phenomenon, isn't it? I mean, there's 10s of 1000s of students in so many different countries around the world, how does it feel being part of such an amazing movement in handle, it's a legacy for me, you know, I know you at some point, I'm going to leave, I'm going to depart from this life, he wanted to leave a legacy behind you. So I think a lot of this is what they're doing and why it's called the motive. And I did ask chef Mohammed and why oh, my God, it has

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nothing to do with my country. You know, it's just like for those students who cannot afford to go to Russia, for schooling, we have a negative for them. Okay. But the only difference here is we bring the shields to them. Instead of you coming to your teacher, the teacher comes to you, in the West, in the West, of course, I mean, generally,

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we're finding quite a phenomena with Messiah coming from the states from Canada. Why is that? Because you seem to be more orally, you know, powerful. Getting the message across the US seem to relate to guys like yourself a lot more than any other in any parts of the world. Why is that? Well, I don't know, I'll speak for myself, I try to relate to the youth, especially, you know, my main concentration is about those youth who are out there who are so talented, Mashallah. But they not been really utilized properly, you know, a lot of them, for instance, they go to these mosques, and you have these ankles in this mosque, you know, with all these back home sort of IRAs and all the

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respect back home teaching, and then the youth cannot relate to them. Right. So you find a lot of youth, you know, leaving Islam, leaving the deen leaving stuff and then going out doing other while they're really talented if you only can utilize their talents into something good. So I tried to speak their language and hamdulillah my, the companies that I worked for back in the US, they invested a lot of money in me know, sending me to get all kinds of trainings like time management, training, personal development, training, public speaking, training sort of handled, I'm using those skills into you know, I mean, you mentioned there public personal development, time management, I

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know that that's another thing as well as the Islamic training that you do you work with Muslims on things like that. Now, you work with fitness as well as that, right? I'm doing my own things. Well, you know,

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are you into tennis, tennis, I am into everything. Well, you just need a sport was that Andy Murray was, are you guys? Of course for the first time here.

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We never win anything. We're gonna come back and talk about fitness. The reason I mentioned fitness is because our next clip we bring you the weird and the wonderful from around the world. Well, this next clip really is amazing. 95 years old Argentinian tennis player. Check this out.

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If your heart is young, then you don't need to worry about the numbers. Because for this full of life, senior age is just merely a number. This is 95 year olds olmayan. Argentina's oldest registered tennis player, thought to be the oldest formerly competitive tennis player in the world. My ancestor sport is the secret to his longevity. The energetic senior takes the train and work several blocks to the roof of plate Athletic Club and when Osiris three days a week to keep in tip top form, so we can bring it on in senior tournament where he has no choice but to play against the youngsters. You must have changed to Chico.

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I play an 85 plus category, because there isn't anyone who's 90. So I have to play against 85 year olds. I do all right. Sometimes I take second place. Last year, I won second place twice. It depends on the state of my opponents my own. There are no enigmas here. Do you meal? I don't know I

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am I have never had formal training and learn to hold the racket playing bass filosa, a popular wooden paddle sport in Argentina and picked up the sport as a hobby when he was 39. It takes him about 30 minutes to really engage his mind, body and muscles that practice and mindset he still eats a strong Armenian diet with lots of garlic and onions versus the secret to his long life is staying active on the court before the la comida is Danish. First there is eating and then comes tennis. It's part of my life to stay in shape in every way. Tennis makes you breathe oxygen, keeps your body in shape keeps you from getting a belly or getting fat, helps fight cholesterol problems and

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everything.

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You know, if I were to stop if I were two months old playing, I guess about

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the next time he his game set and match. He's hoping it is him who wins the competition.

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I wonder if he does physics. I bet he doesn't do I guarantee he doesn't drink fizzy drinks. I'm telling you don't get to do that.

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You know, I knew a couple who were both in their 80s at the tennis club I used to play and they were still playing tennis in the 80s Mashallah, they went on to live into their 90s it's a great thing. Check yourself now you don't play tennis but what about other sports? No, I don't play tennis and I used to play professional soccer back in Morocco. There was

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no and swimming, competition, swimming, volleyball. You know you name it. I love sports. Well, let's ask our next guest you to tennis ball. Yeah, Mashallah, I've got to say that I'm really impressed with the whole sort of Argentinian situation. I think he would put a lot of brothers in Whitechapel to shame frankly

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definitely definitely keeping pretty slim over them what you must do some sport I don't know if you take his clothes up on me you probably see a potbelly because I really am into my fizzy drinks. Oh,

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we don't want to

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trick you into trying to develop people generally what happens when two people come to you you have to market and you know as a recommendation what happens? I come to them really I travel and I come to them my I'm trying to build this new brand you know rock your buddy you know it's a it's my company that I just created called rock training rock trademark trading company. That's three hours as a consulting and training Oh, rock because I rock rock.

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rock rock rock.

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Our OSI only?

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Yeah. So teaching personal development seminars and stuff and seminars such as you know, thing on time management, marriage, life management, anger management, stress management. I mean, I think there's there's more and more demand for this type of thing. You see it in the secular movies it within the Muslim world as well, people, if you had to summarize the problems of our youth and the problems of our youth in the Western Union, but what is it really that they need to they need to do in terms of Is it is it laziness? Or is it lack of opportunity? Or is it lack of aspiration? Or is it just disorganization? You know, what is it that you that you're seeing the most common problems?

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I think all of the above, but also there's I think a lot of them are confused, confused in many ways, because there are a lot of them are losing their sight of like identity, do I belong here? Do I belong there? Where do I belong? Some of them are trying to be people that they're not, you know, like, you're British, or you're Pakistani or you're Audible, what are they they're losing it inside. It's difficult. It's very difficult for them and then also the thing that you know, you're you're dealing with sometimes parents who are who are not speaking your language and also there's another problem, you know, communicating with your, with your parents communicating with your fears, you

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know, at school at work, so that they are having to run into a lot of a lot of issues of problems. So they need really people who can at least try to understand them come close to them and tackle their issues, issues at work at school, with their peers, you know, girls boys are

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more of a response from male or females. More from females. That's what I feel. Yeah. Why is that? Because they like me.

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more conscious about the issues. Yeah. And about the personal development, whereas men you know, brothers, seriously, seriously, women? They are to this stuff. Yeah, me more than men. If you come to my like our seminars, even on mckillip Sema, yes, you will have like rows of sisters and maybe a couple rows of brothers will look at Oh, thank you very much. We are going to ask you to stay on the sofa with us. We'll keep talking to you during the rest of the show.

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We traveled in London Underground. Yes, I have and how to be in I love the system here. Michelle. I can go anywhere in your underground and but don't go during that rush.

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I tell you what, if you think the London Underground is as quick last week we showed you a clip of a train in Bangladesh. Many of you will remember with people hanging off every corner of the train and we mentioned that in Japan. They have a particular way of dealing with people in the rush hour. They basically have a look at this out

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Wow that is a canvas it you want to travel there you know I told you that I couldn't handle that I can only travel in London

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that couldn't do it really is something well of course send us your emails and tweets if you have any.

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We have got a few or here's one this is from shouldn't data shouldn't data Yeah, I think ghee and butter are bad too. Are we going to ban them? No, I like ghee and butter man. You see you have to in proportion and fizzy drinks. I don't think you can drink fizzy drinks. See, look there's some goodness there's vitamins in ghee. There's there's minerals. There's some goodness in it. But there's no good Manisha sada says you can always put cardio or dilute in your pannier. You can That's it? You see, now we're talking. We've got armor yelder I don't think these things drinks should be banned because the diseases were supposed to be controlled before production, diseases,

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what diseases

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whatever.

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And he's having some dodgy No, no, no, it's a good point that all these diseases that were there, they were there before fizzy drinks were created. We've got Bill Maher, I think people should be educated on why fizzy drinks are not good, good. Otherwise it just go hunting them down even after the bestiary, that's true, you have to kill the demand. That's the main killer demand. Indeed. Well,

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moving forward to our final guest of the evening, how Jesus coming up, everyone's done looking up the prices, but some of the companies have actually sold out already. So of course, it's time for an annual headshot on Islam channel and our presenter. Indeed. Welcome to living the life. Abdullah acaba.

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Good to see you.

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We're Of course, we saw our chef name and I last time, I think it was in Makkah was the last time we saw you, indeed. And then we were speaking to you backwards and forwards. Live, you were doing the 100 show here. It's that time of year again. And I understand that today, the HUD show is being launched on its long term. Yeah, I'm really, really excited to actually announce that because today, five past nine, we're going to be kicking off the HUD show live. And I've got to say this, this this year series is probably going to top last year, and last year, it was really, really successful. Yeah, we had some amazing feedback from the viewer saying, We want more, we want more, we want to be

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longer, etc, etc. I've got to say that there's some we've got some surprises coming up over the coming weeks. But also, we've got the usual things that you can expect. So for example, we're going to have the resident show you, we're going to be answering questions. We're going to have shakhriyar on today's shows, if you want more. Stay tuned for that value for money for him. Yeah.

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That's right. 100% utilization.

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Last year, tell us about the experience. We've got some footage that we're going to be showing at the same time. Tell us about it. Yeah, it's been absolutely amazing. I mean, last year is hard. And I've got to I've got to commend the Saudi government because I don't know how they do it. But every year they somehow managed to pull off the biggest human gathering on earth. And it happens annually. I mean, some other sort of

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countries, they do gatherings of humans, but not every year. And somehow the Muslims in Saudi Arabia pull that off. And last year is quite significant, and even this year, because there's lots of building projects taking place, lots of construction work happening with the hotels and that kind of stuff. So we're going to be talking to guests and finding out exactly what they're doing. What are the construction projects they're working on? What about that monorail that everyone's heard about between maka and Mina? Frank, I mean, I've been humble a 14 year right. And 14, only 14. But last year was my first time with Islam. So I have an opportunity to go behind the scenes. Yeah, you

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suddenly realize, because when you're just a normal who judge industry, you think, you know, the Saudis do nothing. They're just standing there trying to control in the web. But when you go behind the scenes, you're right. It's a totally different ballgame. But it's amazing. And you've got to also commend you know, one thing that I found out in researching for the HUD show this year is actually the second tallest hotel. The second highest hotel on earth is in Makkah, really is that yeah, it's that big.

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I don't know. I think it's too big. I think it's fantastic.

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17 miles,

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and everything in my head. I probably got all the stats and facts and figures. What do you think? I mean, there's an argument about modern modernity and spirituality. What do you think about this, the buildings that are going up and the clock and you know, just tell us about the color you know what, you know, it's, I was what I was looking at pictures online of Dubai 1990 and Dubai.

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Is that shows that main road

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is amazing. And now if you look back in order for him to sign up for Hajj, before

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You have like 100,000 people maybe a million but now you have like 34 million people is Obamacare, you know, the government what they're doing, you know, they needed to do what they're doing, actually, you know, making, you know, the larger and bigger people can find place if that's an argument that it might kill off the spirituality of people. because everything's modern, the shopping centers and all the rest of it is that isn't a possibility earlier somebody told joke at me says everything now is automatic like I'm we're expecting to come at some points and then we'll have the

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stories about expanding that Wharf area. And that possibly having a second level around the Kaaba itself is a possibility. And I have seen pictures about it of people being able to win the second round. I mean, it would make us laugh, you want to find out more about that we're gonna be covering that very topic today on this, this today's edition of hot show live, where one of our guests will be giving us a full update on exactly that structure that's going to be around the garba in order to increase the capacity and it's to me it's a no brainer if you ask any sort of civil engineer, I'm not a civil engineer, I'm a software engineer. But if you ask any civil engineer if you've got a

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finite amount of space, you've got a particular area

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right you're gonna build out and create examples. Dubai, Shanghai is busy, very densely packed cities. It's the only way even here in London we're going up up and up. We're gonna come back to you to hear some more about that and with you chef it's time for a quick break please don't go anywhere we'll be back in just a couple of minutes but keep those emails and tweets coming we'll see you just after this break

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Welcome back to living the life with myself name and with myself Rahim.

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Tonight's had short lived the first one for this year and share for those who still with us as well. Um, the last will keep your tweets coming in. Remember, we're talking about fizzy drinks before we go back to our guest fizzy drink speaking of drinks, fancy a cup of tea cup of coffee. I know you're a coffee man has given up coffee to herbal tea. Do you want a bigger one? It's not a big drinker. How about supersize one? More like supersize? That's more like it. That's more like if I tell you what, if you think that's big enough, have a look at our next feature. As you know we bring you the weird and the wonderful, the biggest cappuccino in the world have a look at this.

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If you're waiting for your coffee to be served, you're going to have to be really patient because these coffee makers are busy making the world record here.

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This world record for the largest cappuccino ever made was set by Croatian baristas recently in Zagreb. The ambitious attempt features researchers from all over the country gathered to operate 22 coffee machines installed in a public stage Mean Square. In a little more than three hours, the hard working baristas managed to fill up a giant coffee cup with 2012 litres of freshly made cappuccino.

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In total, there are about 1000 baristas here 1000 people really who do this job every day, who make cappuccinos every single day. And there are certainly good at this. What is also interesting is that we make cappuccinos by the book so one third espresso, one third warm milk and one third milk foam. So each and every cappuccino here is made exactly how it should be in a couple spots. A 2009 record does exist that was held by a temporary physical prog would use a slightly larger quantity of coffee. However, this one was the first to be officially certified is the record category is a new record category at Guinness World Records. And always when there was a new record category, there is

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a minimum requirement which has to be fulfilled. And in this case for the largest, Cupertino, actually largest cup of cappuccino. It has to be a minimum of 1500 liters. So the next time you were asked small, medium or large, you may want to consider how large you want your coffee to be.

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Wow, amazing. These two excited I wonder why the largest fizzy drink is the largest fizzy drinks don't get me some water viewers saying about fizzy drinks. There's somebody that I'm going to hit this final one and it's from our sister. She said brothers. I have given up fizzy drinks and has done wonders for my health visit kitchen lady LGA. So now when they come down fizzy drinks has done wonders for my health. That's what I was. Oh, that's nice to hear. And yeah, I agree with you.

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And the times when I wanted to lose weight, I've given up fizzy drinks. Chocolate crystal, see items come on. But you can't be convinced. I can't be convinced. I think fizzy drinks should be a human right.

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There's one thing that you could do that if you go into like one of those video websites and you search for for example, how much sugar is there in a typical fizzy drink. They actually show you the quantity of sugar and as soon as you see that you're going to be sort of fizzy drinks or fizzy drinks.

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I'm in Saudi Arabia, somehow fizzy drinks galore. You've been out there. Tell us about your experience of when you went to mentioning fizzy drinks one more time. I think Saudi Arabia is the only place where fizzy drinks are cheaper than water.

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Canada, I think was two or three. It's amazing. But going back to the topic at hand in terms of how much Mashallah, I think this is Hodges going to be very special, because you went when you go about five years ago, we went a few years ago exactly what I did Hutch, 2007.

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Right. And that was my first time actually doing Hydra as well, and seeing the sort of care and tender love and care that the actual Saudi Arabian government gave to the media organizations, including Islam channel when we went down. One thing that was surprising and quite interesting was the patience of all the hajis that you come across. Yeah, it's really strange. But all the petty arguments that you would normally have in day to day life that goes out of the window, when you go and Hodge and you start ignoring the faults of others, and you start ignoring the things that would normally concern you. And I think that's one of the virtues of hydropower. There's one other

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argument about this thing about you know, how just patients, when tour operators time do one over you. Yeah, and we're gonna actually be talking about that. today. It's a big issue. And it's an issue that's really affected Muslims in the West, because Muslims in the West are very easy target to make lots of profit from a very virtuous deed that you're trying to preserve them on. From what I can see trading some of this country really starting to crack down now on how to operators and we're going to be showing a clip today, actually five past nine on Islam channel, we're going to be one of the things we'll be showing today is actually a clip to demonstrate exactly what you just mentioned,

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the fact that two operators, some tour operators, and it must be mentioned, the majority of tour operators in the UK are actually good brothers are making an effort trying to offer a really good service. But there are the odd rogue operators, shall we say, that are taking advantage? I'm sure. hamdulillah. I mean, you've been on HUD, you were there last year? What is your advice to people who are watching now who are thinking of they're getting ready for a journey of a lifetime? We've heard about the importance of patience, the difficulties that you have there? What's the main final word of advice? Well, I mean, if you if this is your first time going for hedge my personal advice is if

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you're taking your family with you, then don't chicken out, because there's different packages. Yeah. And sometimes people say, Oh, I'm gonna go with this cheap package and why these guys are charging more and whatnot. If you're taking your wife, your family, your parents or whatnot with you, my advice is, don't cheap out, go for the high end package best. Why? Because once you go there, you'll see the difference. If you go on alone, like a young man, Mashallah you're alone, you can walk it, then you don't care, you can maybe just go for maybe like a low end package. It's not a problem. But you have to build, you know, in Charlotte, today, we'll be talking, you know, with the

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brother during the hedge show, and I'm going to be giving some more advice, maybe some practical advice for people before they go and after, you know, once they're there, and then after they come back. So it's like, pre has within hedging after the hedge kind of, you know, kind of advice what other What else can we expect in the eight weeks, eight weeks Aries, so every Tuesday and Fridays at roughly 9pm. So today's show starting at five past nine, but we'll be starting around that time, just check out the electronic programming guide on your satellite

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set top box and ensure you can find out when that's happening with Tuesday and Fridays refusing any one surprise? Nope. It's all top secret and exclusive for living the life you've got to watch the show. But one surprise is actually we're going to be talking about all the exclusive all the construction that's happening and things to expect there. But also, we're going to be covering the Hodge apps as well. So those of you who actually have you know, smartphones, mobile phones, you know you can download apps on them. I'm thinking of sleeping on Thursday night to get my watch so I know you're crazy. Well listen,

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thank you very much Shaq was as he just

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joining us unfortunately ended the show reached the end. Another show of course we will be back tomorrow at the same time with more features more guests, more YouTube clips, and more fun but in the meantime, we hope you have a lovely evening for myself for him for myself. Name