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AI: Summary © The transcript discusses the history and cultural significance of Islam, including its role as the only religion that can solve nationalism and the increasing popularity of Islam among Muslims. The speakers also touch on the changing demographics and cultural implications of the world, including the population of countries and their cultural pride. They emphasize the importance of respecting different cultures and using it to make a difference. The segment also touches on the importance of education and bringing forth Islam, as well as the difficulty of bringing together young people with negative experiences in a social context.
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Northland Raheem Alhamdulillah

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Chateau La ilaha illallah wa Taala should equal on

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brothers and sisters It is a great honor to address you this afternoon or this morning for for a few moments.

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This session was supposed to be for the young guys I see a few of our elders snuck in.

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So we're gonna forgive them and let them let them stay. Okay.

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They said okay.

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Brothers and sisters every once in a while

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I go to my doctor for a checkup

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my doctor has to be the most positive doctor in the world.

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Whenever he sees me, Mr. Wash

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your pressure is good.

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Your weight is good.

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Your heartbeat and you know when I'm finished. I feel so good.

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Honestly, easy is positive.

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What I want to see if you like me,

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Doctor, I like that. But give it to me straight.

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Would you prefer the doctor to make you feel good? I'll give it to you straight. Straight.

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So can I give it to you straight this morning? Oh, you want me to make you feel good.

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You have to tell me No. Straight, straight, straight.

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I shall

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remember you Axford.

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I was in Atlanta at and I ran into a a Muslim doctor. Dr. Niazi is a cardiologist. And he was agitated that day he said, Imam Suraj Muslims have three enemies.

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And he told me the three enemies I'm going to tell you to

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the third one, I'm not going to tell you unless you ask me personally. You come to me and say, Hmm, what was the third one? I will tell you what I'm gonna mention two. He said number one.

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Sugar is an enemy to Muslims and man. Sugar. We have anyone here from Sudan.

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Good, good.

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The Sudanese they never put sugar in the coffee. They put coffee in the sugar.

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So number one, you want to be careful of sugar and diabetes.

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Number two salt.

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You can use it but not too much. And the third one, I'm not going to tell you unless you export personally.

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we're here.

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I read a book by Paul Sperry

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called infiltration.

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And in his book, he said

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the problem isn't the MIS interpretation of the Quran. The problem is the Quran.

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Of course we differ with that.

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As a Muslim, the problem is not alone.

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Not the Quran.

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Not the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, it's not Hadith.

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But the problem is us

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who are supposed to represent Islam.

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One of the people that I studied

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is a man.

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His name is Paul. I'm sorry, his name is Arnold Toynbee.

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Anbu Arnold Toynbee is the greatest historian of our modern time and I want to quote something that he said Arnold Toynbee.

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Listen to this, and there's two parts of it. Listen to the first part.

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He said the solution to all international conflicts lies only in embracing Islam and mass.

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He wrote a 12 volume book called The history of the world 1000s of pages. Not a Muslim.

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And yet he say I'm gonna say

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Again, the solution to some of the problems, most of them, the majority of them No, the solution to all international conflicts lies only in embracing Islam and mass. But listen to the second part.

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Because Islam is the only religion that can transcend nationalism.

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Islam the only religion that can transcend nationalism, we call it a Serbia.

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It ain't about my country, my race, my color, my ethnicity, my national No, no, no, it's about Alon His Messenger is about the truth. He said Islam is the only religion that can transcend nationalism. Now listen to this part, is what we're going to talk about.

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I see with great dismay,

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that nationalism

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is gaining grounds, even among the bearers of the Quran.

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Probably the Quran is not the problem is that the Quran is not Allah is not the messenger is not so no, it's not Hadees the bearers of Quran that you and I.

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I will hope for the day when all humanity will break this idol and unite as children of God.

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The work is easy.

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Someone came to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and said men Accra munez who is the most honorable of man, people that's the nature of people they want to know honor they want to, they want to know who's the most honorable and the Prophet alayhi wasallam said at ko hum Lila at comb Lila, those who fail Allah the most the most righteous, those are the most honorable and you know the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him when he speaks he doesn't speak at his own design speak from Quran revelation

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in a holla Kanaka men data will show later in the UK and the Hong Kong nations and tribes all over different ethnicities different colors all of this

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and rarely the most honorable of you are those who fail a lot the most not your skin color not your language.

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How many of you your

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your natural language or your your home language your mother language is Arabic Raise your hand. Look around. Good.

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How many your mother tongue is not Arabic regime?

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7000 languages around the world 7000 7000 languages, people different colors and ethnicities, nationalities born in different countries, but for us as Muslims, it don't make a difference.

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I don't care what country you're from. You're Muslim. Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said let's add the color Jan nahata to me No you will not go to Jenna until you believe will add to be no taboo. Thank you sir.

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And you will not believe until you love one another.

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My question this morning is Do you love one another?

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You're not talking to me normally.

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You love one another?

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You sure?

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Excuse me brother. Do you know him? You know him? Do you know him?

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Do you know him? No good. Do you love him? Why you don't know him? Why you love him?

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Oh for the sake of Allah s exactly correct correct.

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I now move to Hobby Lobby Jalali likes the question. Where are those love for my glory? This day Yeoman pm I shall shade him with a shade him or her

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I was a shade them in my shade in the day when there's no shade except my shade. Why they love each other, just for me.

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So even though that person you see that, you know, you know I like the way they look. I like the way they talk. They talk that funny language.

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What you love them for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala this what this conference is all about meeting different people.

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So we got some problems. I studied demographics

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and I'm going to show you

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some of my training

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demographics and how it would help us inshallah.

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If you study the Western world you will see right now

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and Allah Toynbee, he said,

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of the 22 civilizations that appeared 19 of them collapse when they reach the moral state that United States is unknown.

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So you got a big job to do in

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our country and I don't say this in any mocking way, this is my country. Our country literally is dead man walking.

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We have gone so far from Allah the Almighty, led to kuno color Deena NASA love and sound and foster home. Do not be like those who forgot Allah therefore Allah made them forget themselves. This is what's happening around in the West and the world.

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And you have to study demographics, what's going on what's going on in America, why why the white nationalist so excited in America and around the world, because the demographics is changing drastically.

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according to the trends,

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by 2060 2050 60% of the Italians will have no brothers, no sisters, no uncles, no answer, no cousins.

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The population of Europe is shrinking. Let me give you a couple examples. And Russia

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population of Russia noun is about 133 million,

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same trend by 2050 it will be 125 million. See.

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Now because the was not because killing nobody. In this way, Allah Toynbee said that

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are not murdered. They commit suicide.

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Germany population presently 80 million by 2050 78 million. See the trend.

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Italy 55 million by 2050 52 million Muslims on the other hand, look at the difference somebody give me any Muslim countries Say it loud. Oh, Ethiopia. Okay, good Pakistan.

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What I do

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Pakistan, Hussein from Pakistan.

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I want to let you know I love you.

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People used to ask me what's your favorite food? I will say Pakistani food

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until I went to Turkey.

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You know,

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I Pakistani family invited me for dinner.

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And I was really excited man. Give me some good Pakistani food. And so when it's time to serve the dinner, my guest said ma'am Suraj in honor of you today we made American food.

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Not good.

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Pakistan population 204 million by 2050 344 million.

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We're from Bangladesh.

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population of Bangladesh, Bangladesh. 183 million.

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By 2050 will be 265 million.

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How many here from Turkey?

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population of Turkey 79 million.

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Or 2050? I'm gonna read that again. Make sure it's not a typo. 98 million.

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Are you kidding me?

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good to check and see if this is accurate.

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So Ben sisters,

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let me tell you the truth.

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This world right now is in disaster mode.

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You can make a difference.

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brotherhood. Let me tell you something about the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them.

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He told us that

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every prophet was sent to his people

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was called Musashi Tao me. And when Moses said to his people, with color estaba nomada Mallya, Benny's Roy Isla in the rasuluh

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La La

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when Jesus are all children of Israel I am the Prophet of Allah to you

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but this man Mohammed Salah Salaam

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and I noticed in the Quran maybe 360 something times Allah use the word

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color in

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the imperative. Cool.

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Allah mentioned to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam 365 something times say this. He's not speaking on his own or last selling him what to say cool. Yeah you and NASA in new Rasulullah la comme Jamia Oh mankind, I am the messenger of Allah to all of you. That's who he is. He's the Messenger of Allah to all of you. Therefore, the moms at every Masjid have to be the man for everybody in the masjid. He's not the Imam just for the men. He's the man for the men and the women. He's not the Imam just for the elderly. He's the man for the elderly and the Shabaab, the youth he he's, he's the he's the Imam for everybody. So my community has changed over the years, the

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demographics and my own Masjid has changed. We started our Masjid 30 something years ago, we had 25 members 25 African Americans, African Americans in my Masjid was 100% of the of the of the total population over the years has changed. Average Juma Masjid 1300 people

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and, and the African Americans, maybe 20% 25% of the community. So I am the Imam for all of them. And so as different ethnicities came, different nationalities came are reflected in the board. So I have you know, on the board, first of all, I'm gonna let you know that our Masjid is a woman friendly sister friendly.

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You told those Masjid you better respect us to say ma'am. Suraj is with us. So on my board, my wife is on the board. And she's smart. And you tell I said that.

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My wife is smart. No, really seriously. So we have sisters on the board. And also as different ethnicities came. I will take one of them and put them on the board. We have a sizable community from Bangladesh and from Guinea and Somalia and not Somali, Guinea and

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Senegal and others so reflect that. So I'm so when we started having a number of brothers and sisters from Bangladesh, I went to them and said, I want to have a dinner for them at a dinner just for them. Find out what is it that you need? What what what are your What are some of your concerns? So I go to the different people and I mentioned different ethnicities to find out what are their concerns because I'm not the Imam just for the African Americans. I'm the Imam for the entire community. Prophet was like that salon salon.

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Oh Hooray, Rhonda Lauren and Brian says, Let me tell you something.

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I got to talk to you today. I hurry.

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You keep your eye on him.

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When you see him, give me a note. You go like this. No, no, no. No, no, don't No, no. You You okay, you watch him. Keep your eye on him. I know you like him. I love him Alia you, I like you. I love you. But I gotta talk to the people and I'm gonna talk as long as I can. would you would you allow me to do that?

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Oh, hurry rather and said

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Kumusta there was a black woman who used to clean the masjid.

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And the Prophet Mr.

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Salah and has so we asked about her. He was like that he's always concerned. They were making salon and he missed on fabric in case where is he asked about him. He's always looking in the community. He knows people he didn't see her. He asked about

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Carlo methods. This is he died.

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He said

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why don't you tell me now I can see you know, a person died. Well, you know, we don't want to disturb the Prophet. You know, go disturb him. So why don't you tell me it was this as if it was something insignificant and then he said for Zulu for do Looney show me how

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and he went to the grave and he prayed usefully Allah, He prayed over him.

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And then he said that these graves are like dark

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and based upon my do after them Allah gives them light.

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So he's always concerned not just he was Arab.

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But this concern not just for the Arabs he concern for all of the people in his Jamaat, in the heavy oma

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this woman of yours is one we sit here today at this conference is Omar is one the diversity is great. What is one oh man, we ought to be concerned about everybody in the old man, everybody. So this is the way he was Muhammad Ali. Sarah was wrong, you will hear something interesting.

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I said to you how many languages on earth I said how many 7000

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Jesus is easily salat wa salam is beloved to us. What language did he speak? Aramaic.

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You say our make

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how many people speak are made today a

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couple of 100,000 maybe?

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What language musar speak

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How many people in the world speak Hebrew? A

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couple million, a few million.

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But Arabic.

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Interesting. I was in South Africa attended a conference and it was time for McGregor. So we brought from Mongolia.

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And I'm always excited to pray behind the Imam Mugler Punisher for it to listen to the recitation. And the brothers in Sudan have a good reputation of beautiful recitation.

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So when they call the karma they push the young man about 17 years old to lead the salon.

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Permission to be honest. I got the attitude.

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You got a young buck

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means a lot all these gray beards. This all shakes out I want to hear from that guy.

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He led the salon

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his recitation was so great. So magnificent.

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I was so pleased I said I'm going to wait for Isha just to pray behind him again.

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Aisha came in didn't let him lead this a lot.

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A lot of 15 year old leaders a lot.

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So I got added to it again. I'm from Brooklyn, right? I added some

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guy was

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this young man was better than the other one.

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And when the prayer was over, I got them together and I was talking to them I asked them what their happy soccer and they said yes they have memorized the Quran I said, How many years did it take you one said three or four other ones says something like five years? Then I ask them this question.

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When you're reciting the Quran, do you know what you're saying?

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These are no

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these two men

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haffi so Quran, memorized the entire Quran but don't even know what they're saying.

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All over the world, millions of people.

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No use of people learn

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the Quran. In many, many more parts of the Quran.

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And a miracle of the Quran is that people memorize it and don't even realize what they're saying. Arabic language.

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So once you say let me get to my to my main point.

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Sometimes we can misunderstand when we see an ethnic Masjid a Masjid but

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only one kind of people go from a certain country. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it happens to being in the neighborhood and, and people that speak the same language and I've been to matches like that every once in a while. I'll leave my own Masjid and just go to another Masjid just pop up. And there's a Masjid in in, in, in Brooklyn. I would go there sometimes brothers and sisters from from Bangladesh and I would go there not announcing who I am.

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And then one of them will see Mr. mm Suraj mm Suraj is here. Eman? Could you give us a talk? So I go all over. Let's go to different meshes. And we should do that every once in a while we should go visit other masjids

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For those who

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go to a Masjid where the African Americans or go to another Masjid to, you know, get a chance to get to know one another lead to outperform, to know one another.

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the crux of what I want, I'm gonna, I'm gonna say I'm gonna say it now.

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And he Ma'am, in New York even thought about the Rashid is enam of MIB Masjid of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem.

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He told me that he was invited

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to a national Muslim organizations meeting.

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They wanted him to come and see what they were doing.

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And get some input from from them. So what they did they put on the board.

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They put on the board priorities for this national Muslim organization, if you're an organization, you got to put priorities with what our priorities

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and they put one to 10

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most important priority number one, then number two, then number three, all the way down to number 10. Which is the least priority

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sorry, ma'am. What do you What were you What do you think about that?

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Mmm, Tom said, you know, that's really interesting.

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He said, what you have is priority number one, in your community is priority number 10. In my community,

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what you have is priority number 10. in your community is priority number one in my community.

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It doesn't mean that they're racist, or we're racist. Maybe we have different priorities.

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How many of you ever heard of the Congressional Black Caucus?

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Congressional Black Caucus is black African American legislators

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looking out for the interests of African Americans?

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That's fine.

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Do you know what the model of the Congressional Black caucuses This is the model.

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Black people have neither permanent friends, no permanent enemies, just permanent interest.

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Anybody in enmity, it's about interests. So sometimes when you're dealing with Muslims, what you may perceive as racist, or racism isn't that its priorities.

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We have a community here we have priorities for our community. It may not be your priority, but it is the job of the Imam and the board. The leaders, the President, the executive directors is their job to make sure everybody's okay. You okay? Um, okay.

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Okay, good.

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I said I studied demographics.

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Do you know what's community is growing the fastest in the Muslim community?

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Latino community

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6% presently of the Muslim oh man in North America, Latino Americans.

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But 1/5 of the converts in Islam, Latino Americans.

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My one of my best friends

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Mujahid Fletcher from Houston has an organization called Islam and Spanish.

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I love him.

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I have been to his community many times and I think it was 1216 that they open up a Masjid for the first time and use in Texas, speak Spanish. It's good. We want to help them. We want to help them in whatever they need. I've done fundraisers for them. I've visited them. I've talked to them. And I'm saying brothers and sisters. The one thing I want to leave you with this is that we have to be sensitive to one another. Really. In fact, I used to you know, I have to admit that the conferences now are better than they used to be in terms of diversity. There was a time a mass conference or ignite conference on Islam conference. Holly you see any black faces. Now you see him, look around.

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Well, not a whole lot, but but it's more. We're doing better. Right?

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You were not doing better. You want us to do better. We were good. So so.

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So I'm saying a lot of times, it's about understanding given example, I was in Washington DC, how would University traditional Black Hawk college

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and I did the Juma prayer.

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And some of the African Americans.

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They came to me and said, Ma'am, we want to be honest with you.

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We thinking about starting a black MSA.

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So first, I'm like, Yeah, oh, like that.

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But then they told me why the justification was, you know why?

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And he said that all time in these meetings, these national meetings, some of our agenda

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is not addressed.

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So we need to address our agenda. That's why we have the organization Manor, the Muslim alliance in North America because there are some needs that African Americans have and we have to address those needs and other people have different agendas. They're not bad people. They're good people.

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A young brother, I used to go to Washington DC a lot whenever I went there, some young Muslims,

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you know, teenagers after the program would take me to one of the

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Muslim restaurants and we will sit there for hours talking. So I got I got to know them. One of those brothers named Ali, he had moved to California. And recently he came to visit me. I was happy to see him. He said, Ma'am, Suraj I will let you know

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I hate going to Juma prayer.

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I said what? I hate going to Juma prayer, I said, Why? He said because they don't relate.

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don't relate to me. How many of our children are saying that? They may not verbalize with you what I'm saying the Guardian, they sit down and they sit down and the man is not talking to them, not addressing them not reaching them. So now next thing you know, you don't see him anymore. In my Masjid. fudgey prayer. I can tell you the hundreds of people I can tell you everybody, almost everybody is right. I'm sitting behind. I'm standing behind Sheikh Hassan from Morocco. His Hafiz he says a lot.

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To my right, Mohammed boy, from Guinea.

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to his right. Mohammed badie. from Guinea

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shake Boothman from Sudan. Musan African American Hallo with his three sons, African American men. He sits in a chair African American to my left fatty from Egypt and Mohammed from Mauritania. back of him, Mohammed Mauritania, the dark skinned one

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behind him, Muhammad Mauritania, the light skinned one

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in over there, we have brother come out from Bangladesh, and his son

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so lately I haven't been seen his son.

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So I want to come out, let's come out what happened to your son he always there for 5g. He's not there anymore. There's something wrong.

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You ask. And when you're sensitive, you know, you notice a change in your community. What happened to come up? What happened to the masjid and you know, something brother and sister Can I be frank with you?

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There are two things the sign of the health of a Masjid.

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Number one, the youth. If you see a decline in the youth, you master the declining.

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Number two converts go back to the early generation of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them. The whole the whole, all of them will converts come to Islam. They weren't born into Islam.

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So I asked them what what was was your son is a man is a problem. So what's the problem? He's telling me about the problem with his son. I said, Bring him I want to talk to him.

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So my my point is this brothers and sisters, number one, a major concern. You got to care.

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You got to care for every Muslim. I give a couple examples, examples. I'm finished. You know, how blessed it is to be a Muslim.

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How blessed. Let me tell you something. How many of you are reverse Converse like me, raise your hand. Turn around. Look at that. So let me ask you another way. How many of you were born to Muslim parents

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Look, look, look, look, look around, I want you to look around, look around.

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You see that?

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So, if you want to have a healthy community, you got to go get the people out there. You have to be concerned enough, limited some See, be careful of you know those kaphas man, we don't want not to do those kaphas Really? Can I tell what the prophet said peace and blessings be upon him. He said that there was a prophet that was beaten by his people so much that he began to bleed and he wiped away the blood from his face alone, except the colony for unknown lejana Moon, Allah forgive my people, because they don't know these people don't know. Yes, there's some of them. They are. They are snakes. But the majority of them they don't know. And you studied the history of the Prophet peace

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and blessings be upon how many people you still oppose Islam. Why not becoming Muslim? consumer at the end for alpha vainikolo because

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you are enemies. You were enemies. And a lot turns your heart and you became brothers.

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I'm gonna even lie.

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On his deathbed. He's crying.

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I'm watching him watch that.

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You don't think I see him? I'm watching him. So I know that mean? Okay, I love you, man. But okay.

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You know, he's crying, right? He's facing the wall away from the people. I'm gonna even though she's crying. And his son comes home to say, Dad, you know, you did good work.

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And then he turned around to the people and said,

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after gone through three stages in my life. stage number one.

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I hated the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him. If I could, I would have killed him.

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Had I died in that stage, I would have gone to hell for sure.

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And then I went to the Prophet peace and blessing be upon him and said stretch out your hand.

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And I was drawn. And the Prophet said why he withdrew. He said, I will become Muslim under a condition is a condition that my previous sins be forgiven.

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He said, Don't you know that when you become a Muslim, your previous sins are

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forgiven. When you make hedra your previous instance of forgiven when you make cards, your previous sins are forgiven. So I took Shahada

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and he said that I love the Prophet. No one that I love more than him. And had I died in that stage. I feel reasonably sure allow him to give me Jenna. Then he said the third stage he said I did things are not you know I understand what he meant. Meaning that we're not sure I have to become Muslim. We're not sure we do some things we think we pray Allah forgive us list the point I'm going to make.

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We want

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to really

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get hold of this unity, this elusive unity, right? It's like how do we get it? And this is what I want you to do.

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I want you to make an effort

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to reach out to other Muslims.

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Go visit them and MSG. It's just a salon here and there.

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Our brotherhood as Muslims is so great.

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That is even beyond the grave and let me give an example of the night close out.

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Do you realize from Quran and Sunnah every once in a while the people of Jenna will be able to see and speak to the people of Hellfire you agree or not?

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If you agree, raise your hand.

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If you're not sure Raise your hand.

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Good. Let me give a couple examples.

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The people in general will look down at the people in hell and say masala coffee sakam soccer.

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What has gotten you into the Hellfire corlew

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we are not those who used to make saliva. How dare you

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not make five prayers a day? Do you not get up for 5g who you think you are? And when the Prophet peace and blessing be upon was given the commandment 50 prayers a day. He said for Egypt to be delicate Hector, Morocco Allah Musa and I returned with a

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Until I met Moses.

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He got no argument with Allah. Allah told him 50 prayers, he didn't argue and he went back unto musasa in the oma not to tickle Delica for digitaler of deca in the oma takala to Chico Delica. Go back to you, Lord, you can do that process respected Moosa, he got back, Allah reduces it, he come back. He's alone.

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He come back until finally is five.

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Listen to what I said. For J Dilla rebeka. For no matter color to take with Africa, go back.

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And actually Lord to reduce your own man won't be able to do that.

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was Moses right?

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can make five prayers a day

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in the hell, me?

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Didn't make a lot you better. Let me tell you something. Do you know that education is compulsory in the United States, you know that you got to send your kids to school. It could be a public school. 87% of the population go to public school. It could be private school. 10% of the population go to private school. It could be homeschooling 3% of the population homeschooling. If you don't send your children to school, you can go to jail. It's compulsory. This is my problem. This is my problem. Every morning that mother tells that kid you got to go to school, get up get dressed, you got to go to school. But they don't do the same thing with Salon.

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Action yomo gamma.

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Lambda qu no, not him not removed miskeen. And we didn't feed the poor. So application, you have to do it. The poor people, not even around the world, the poor people right in our neighborhoods.

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You don't feed them. All right. All right.

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You let him do that to me.

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Let him do to the shake.

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Alright, listen, Okay, listen, I'm finished.

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I'm finished. But don't clap. Don't clap.

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I'm almost finished.

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Listen, I gotta say this last thing to me. This is the most important thing I want to show you the extent of our love for each other.

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I want you to picture yourself in general.

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Because I told you every once in a while you see something the people in general can communicate with the demon hellfire.

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And think about you and Jenna man. chillin.

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You made it all the suffering you did in the dunya you made it.

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Listen to this Muslim had a vine in number one Kitab Oh, man.

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So the people in general are looking down at the people in hellfire.

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Listen to what they say.

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can know you soluna Anna,

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What asuna manna

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Oh Allah, our brothers.

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They used to pray with us. Meaning they prayed in Jamaica.

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Not at home. They prayed in Juma. They used to pray with us. They used to make Hodge with us. They used to fast with us.

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Anybody know the Hadith? So the person and people in general silly people how far

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if that person is in Hellfire who put them there?

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Who put them there? Who's the only one can assign someone to help Allah?

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So I'm saying Allah is gonna say, I put him there. You don't know they used to do after the slot after the heart. You don't know what they do, man. They're more fearless. They're more fearless. They kill people. They did that. I'm thinking I was gonna say that. So they said the bacon for their brothers, our brothers. In order level say, three gentlemen have an auto stone. Take out of the Hellfire, those whom you recognize allies great and merciful. Let us be merciful to one another as long as

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the first question we'll get started is

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how do we convince some of our community leaders to be more inclusive and open to new people of different demographics coming

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measured and seeking leadership versus is really communication is the key. Let me tell you something that I learned from the Quran. Sometimes it's not what you say it's how you say it. You speak into the elders, you have to do it with respect. And Allah says he put it this way and Quran is at the end of your own around in Otago. Bakula who county Lina La Jolla de facto yaksha. You to Moses, Aaron,

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go to your own

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and say to him gentle words, perhaps he would receive admission for a lot. So your job is to give the message you know, you go to the leaders of the masjid, you talk to them, try to reason with them. And so we can do one since you can't you can't make them, but just try to reason with them.

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Okay, the next question, how can we help our community be more accepting of interracial marriages?

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interracial marriages is tricky. It's tricky.

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I've been dealing with this case for many, many years. This is my personal opinion.

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If an Arab want to marry African American land,

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and the parents are against them,

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try to convince them. Try to get someone to convince them in a man or friend or uncle.

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If they're against it, by position, don't do it. Let me tell you why. Even though the root of it may be racist, maybe

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the Prophet was x. Are you I'm really humble in the last caller.

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The Rolling, what deed is most loved by a lot pray on time, then what? obedience to parents.

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Sometimes your parents may be looking out what they believe is your best interest. Not that the black man or the young man is bad or anything like that. But maybe you have too many problems. If you do. Show you say you know, if you trust the loss of punnamada you can say that my recommendation if your parents are against it, I know parents who said if you met him, we got to disassociate ourselves with you don't don't do that. Because marriage is what soon as he might soon to obey parents as far as

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try to give his number if you can't, don't break up the family. That's my recommendation. Because you don't have to marry that person. You can marry another person. So again, people have different opinions and I respect that. But that's my that's my opinion.

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How can we encourage I know case.

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law case in England, I met a young man woman who got married

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I think the sister from Pakistan, African Caribbean brother in the parents, this owner

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and they have baby and parents and never saw the baby, their own grandchild. Just a lot of trials come with it that I don't think we should we should do personally.

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Would you like me to say more?

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The next question is how can we encourage our message boards to be more open to inviting an empowering youth to play a role or measured leadership? Yeah, this is this is always a tough one.

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We, I did

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a program for the oldest Masjid in Detroit.

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The oldest Masjid has two meanings.

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Number one is the first message

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in this Masjid in Detroit was the first semester.

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The second meaning is literally this mansion is called the geriatric mastery.

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The average age a kid you learn the average age and that measured the average age for worship for 80 years of

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areas. Oh,

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I don't think it would be hard to convince that board. We need to get young people here.

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You think

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button says everything is communication led to lakita buildability. So don't argue with the people the book in some ways that it's fabulous he acid respond in a better way. It's trying to be consistent.

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The constant dripping of water on a stone will drill a hole in the stone. Not a tornado. Not a hurricane. But a drip. Up consistent persistent. You may

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To talk to the board, get others to talk to the board. If you call me I give you my number. I shouldn't I shouldn't have said that.

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Sorry, get ahold of my number.

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And I will help you

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to talk to sometimes they need a senior to talk to them and you know you that is too bad what you got to say. Sometimes we have that but you x people like myself, mmca czechia,

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Hamza Yusuf site, web and others, we will help you

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to work on on a particular question. Okay. I promise you.

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One more question. Coming from the perspective of someone who has had a negative experience at the masjid and they've been discouraged from attending again due to their race or their spiritual status, etc. How do they find it in themselves to give it a second chance? Yeah.

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You see,

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if you can't make it in that Masjid come to New York City, you know, the Muslims in New York City. About 1,300,000 over over 400 Masters 35 full time Muslim schools. So I'm saying to you one of the solution come to me you will take

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the other one is

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not to give up. If you can go to that Masjid and make it too difficult for you then go. You have the right to go to the masjid. So go to match it is more friendly for you more suitable for you more to your likings and that's fine. Everyone says I say I make dua for every one of you. I love you for the sake of Allah. Please, please continue to grow in Islam study, read, learning, visit masjids. And may Allah bless you with your struggles in your cities, solving.