The Decision To Be Muslim

Siraj Wahhaj

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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim

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hamdulillah

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Al Hamdulillah Rabbil alameen Amador nastain on our stock Pharaoh will not be no but he will not talk about la

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mano de la misura and fusina settimana de la palma de la familia lead, Chateau La la la la la la la sharika shodhana Mohammed Abdullah solo, I'm about

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brothers and sisters.

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I greet you.

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In the best way we know how Assalamu alaikum

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I want to first thank all of you

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for coming to this camp.

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And I don't know what impacted upon you to make you make that decision to come

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back but I prayed to a lot that he blesses you.

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I want to see by the raise of your hand. Those who came on the bus from Florida raise your hand

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a special

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you put them down now

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a special recognition for you.

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Because what I heard

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that you took a bus

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for 22 hours to get here.

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Is that true?

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And I heard

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that you leave in tonight? Is that true?

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May Allah bless you.

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Every one of you.

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Who came from Florida on that bus for 22 hours? May Allah make that be your way to gender inshallah

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I heard some of you came from Canada. Is that true?

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Was my Lone Star from Canada, Toronto.

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Where is he?

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Where is he?

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May Allah bless you?

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Albany,

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Delaware,

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New York City,

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Washington, Baltimore,

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Virginia

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and others.

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I said Maryland.

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Wherever

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you came from,

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whatever part of the country you came from

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me Allah bless all of you, and let it be a road to gender inshallah.

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I got some good news for you.

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Are you ready for some good news?

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I'm going to give you a short, short, short, short talk tonight.

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You know, brothers and sisters.

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There are a few things now that shocked me.

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And we have become so immune to violence.

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Every day we read newspapers,

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about hundreds of 1000s of people being slaughtered in Africa.

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And few things shocked me.

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But I must

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confess tonight

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that a few days ago

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in New York City.

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I picked up a newspaper article.

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I read a few words.

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And I was so overcome

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that I started to cry

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I had to close the newspaper. And I couldn't read further.

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I read about a young woman, I think 2223 years old.

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Living in the Bronx.

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She had three children.

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She dressed her children up in finest clothing.

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She went to the 14th floor.

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And one by one, she threw her children off the roof.

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How many heard about it.

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And the last baby

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about two years old, she threw the baby off the roof, and then she dived off the roof herself.

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And because of the weight of the mother,

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she actually landed before the baby landed, and the baby landed on her, and then fell on the grass. And now they expect the baby to live.

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The reason that I mentioned that

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is that this young woman

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decided to make a choice

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that would impact upon her, not only the rest of her life, the life of our children.

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But Allah knows best for all eternity.

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After Malik I heard him one saying

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about suicide in brothers and sisters. One of the leading causes of death among youngsters is suicide.

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In this country, over 30,000 people a year die taking their own lives.

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And that's not to mention over 400,000 people that attempt to kill themselves every year in this country, but I heard Abdulmalik one saying

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he said suicide

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is a permanent solution

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for temporary problem.

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Brothers and sisters, I don't care how bad things get.

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Don't you ever,

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ever

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attempt to take your own life?

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If the doctor tell you

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I'm sorry to tell you you have AIDS.

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And you have one week to live. Set a low egg bottom

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and you live your life. If they say you have cancer.

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Whatever the doctor tell you say what Prophet Mohammed said peace and blessings be upon them. Many said mountains a lot die. Illa Angela Lucia, never does Allah send a disease, but it also sends a cure. Never, ever lose hope.

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Two incidences happened in the last week. One this woman

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and the other one.

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A young man

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and a young woman. 18 years old. How many of you are 18 years old? Raise your hand.

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Your age.

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A young man named Brian Peterson

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and a young girl named Amy Grossberg

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boyfriend or girlfriend.

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A year ago they made a decision.

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And they decided to sleep together.

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Amy became pregnant.

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And they hid the pregnancy from their parents.

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She carried the baby. mother never knew.

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Sometimes young girls do things and mother. She doesn't know. That doesn't know.

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And she hid the pregnancy.

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They weren't High School.

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And then this year they went away as freshmen to college.

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Last week,

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they went to a cheap motel in Delaware.

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And then Amy Grossberg delivered the baby. Nine months, nine month for delivery of a baby.

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According to what the autopsy report revealed that some body damaged the skull of the baby. The baby died and they threw the baby in a dumpster.

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How many heard about that?

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The reason that I mentioned these two cases

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of the young mother who threw up

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Babies off the roof.

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And young Brian

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and Amy,

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is because they made a crucial decision.

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And tonight for the next few moments,

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every one of you sitting here

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from hujan

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to a nice

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to have the Malik

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and the rest of us

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I'm going to ask you to make a decision.

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Every once in a while if you drive a car,

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you reach a point

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where you reach a crossroads.

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There are major

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directions to go which way to go. There's a fork in the road.

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And you have to make a decision to go right to go left to go forward to go back to make a U turn.

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Tonight, I came to this area

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hagos

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hagos. town.

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haggard.

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So hope that everyone had tonight we'll make a decision 1969. I was 19 years old.

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So now you figured out how old I am.

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And I decided,

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as a young teenager

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to join a movement that was called the Nation of Islam. You heard about the group.

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I was a Christian.

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And the reason that I was a Christian is that my mother was a Christian and my mother made me go to church. My mother made my brother go to church.

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And I was a Christian or Baptists

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because my mother was a Baptist and my mother made me go to church.

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You're not Christians?

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You Muslims.

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Do you go to the masjid because your mother and father make you go to the masjid? Did you go to this camp? Because your mother and father made you to go to camp? Or did you go to the camp because you decided that you wanted to go?

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To tonight I'm going to ask you to make a decision.

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You're at a crossroads.

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before I proceed, let me pause and ask your question.

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Hodge,

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I want to talk straight with the youth tonight.

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Maybe they can take it.

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Maybe it's too much.

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If you would rather for me to give a nice soothing sermon on how to make Moodle.

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I can do that.

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Or I can talk straight with you which would you prefer.

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And talking straight I may say some things that

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may hurt your feelings. Do you mind?

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Still want me to talk straight?

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brothers and sisters.

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There is nobody

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in this auditorium tonight. That's perfect. Let us first agree to that.

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From the speaker,

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from the counselors, organizers, none of them are perfect. None of them are straight. Your parents are not perfect. Your parents make mistakes your parents commit sin, let us admit that.

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But tonight,

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I want you to make a decision.

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I made a decision at the age of 19 that I wanted to join the nation so called Nation of Islam and I wanted to practice that religion different from the religion of my mother and father. So me joining that movement had nothing to do with my mother and father who was a Muslim.

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She said Why am I Why? Why is he doing that to me? I know.

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But she's a Muslim because a mother and father Muslim

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needs a Muslim because mother and father Muslim.

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And when the father and the mother was in the church they grabbed the children and took them to church is that right haunch?

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Wherever the mother and fathers were that's where they took their children every where the mother and father when they took their children because they believed that that was the right way.

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But somewhere along the line Hodge decided to become Muslim.

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Somewhere along the line. Your mother and father decided to become Muslim and they grabbed you

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know all of a sudden now

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they started dressing you

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you haven't

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all mothers know this, how many mothers in audience

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you haven't noticed mothers?

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mothers

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are different from dads.

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She begins to dress the children.

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And she dresses the tassel. Oh, isn't that nice?

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And she puts these clothing on the children. But some happens, the child starts growing up.

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And then the mother puts an outfit on the child. And the child said, No, no, I don't want that one.

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I don't like that. I don't want to dress like that.

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Well, when you were growing up, your mother said, put on the T Ma.

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And you put on the chemo because you wanted to obey your mother. Your mother said this is the way Muslims are supposed to dress and you started dressing that way.

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Your father decided to take you to the masjid and you went to the masjid. Because your father said you should go to the master, the mother said you should go to the masjid.

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But somewhere along the line, you had to make a decision.

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And no matter how much your mother and father said to you, sooner or later, you went away by yourself. You went to school, you went to high school, you went to college,

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you started dressing the way you wanted to dress, and you started acting the way you wanted to act. So tonight, I want you to make a decision Am I conclusion.

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And this is the decision I want you to make.

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in your life, brothers and sisters, you will make some very crucial decisions.

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One of the most crucial decision that you will ever make in your life. And I pray to Allah, that you take your time and make the right decision is whom you're going to marry. made your decision.

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And you make sure that when you marry that woman

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that is not a woman that's just pretty one outside.

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What you make sure that you marry a woman that's beautiful. On the inside.

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You're going to make a decision soon to marry one of the most major decisions in your life. But that's not the most major decision.

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Some of you now know in college, last year, you decided to go to this college in college. That's a major decision.

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Some of you just graduated from college and you're going to make a decision. What job to take and to go into the work force. That's a major decision.

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Some of you would even decide to move away from your home and live in another state away from your mother and father. That's another major decision that you're gonna make.

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But that's not the most important decision.

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The decision that I'm going to actually make tonight

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is number one, the most important decision that you will ever make in your life. And that is the decision to in fact, be Muslim.

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You said No, ma'am.

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I'm already Muslim.

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Are you really

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I have a challenge for you.

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Or your parents, I want you to just kind of close your ears for a second. I'm just talking to the youth. Don't worry, they can't hear me.

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I want you to play a trick on your parents on Monday.

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This is the trick.

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I want you to be the first one to wake up for fudging

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and go

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and your parents room

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and nudge him

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and said Dad,

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it's time for fudger.

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Mom, it's time for fudger most homes that I know

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it's the parents that wake the children up for salon. Most homes. There's exceptions.

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I would love to see this group leave this camp

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and go home and decide I want to be Muslim on my own. Whatever my mother and father whatever their religion is, I want to be Muslim.

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And go home Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and be the first for not to fight you.

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I leave you with these words.

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Carlotta Sunil Lai Isa La la la was suddenly kulu combed all alone in lemon had a to FASTA dooney. The comb, every one of you are misguided unless I guide you. Therefore, x my guidance Allah says and I will guide you

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brothers and sisters. I leave you with this

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The Prophet once gave an analogy. Think about it. And then we conclude

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he compared the Muslims with the disbelievers. And he said, the Muslims in comparison to the disbelievers

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is like a black hair on a white x

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or a white hair on a black x.

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And you know what that means? That means that there's a distinction between a Muslim and a non Muslim isn't there.

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And every decision that you make, believe me, if you make that one decision that I want to be Muslim, I didn't say make the decision to say that I'm Muslim.

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But make the decision that I want to be Muslim, the moment you make that decision, that every other decision you make, will be based upon that decision. If you take a road, and you go right on that road,

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then you're going to run into a lot of little roads on that road.

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Little decisions. For instance,

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I spoke to a young sister in a 20s the other day Muslim sister.

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And she says you ma'am. Suraj I

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couple years ago,

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I was in a

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abortion clinic.

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And I met another Muslim sister there.

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And you know what I found out.

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Any Imam will tell you

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that whatever problems we have in in the dunya

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we have the same problems in the Muslim community.

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How many of you know

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a Muslim girl?

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Who has had a baby

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without being married? Raise your hand. Look at raise your hand?

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Hi.

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How many of you know

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put them down below now? I don't know. How many people have put your hand down? How many of you know a Muslim? brother or sister? Who's on drugs? Raise your hand.

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James now?

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How many of you know

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a Muslim?

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Who had AIDS? Raise your hand.

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Look around?

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Why is it

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that everything that happens in the dunya

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is also happening in the masjid?

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How many of you know a Muslim who used to practice and no longer practices Islam? Raise your hand.

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Next year

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at the camp?

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Will somebody be raising their hand talking about you?

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Next year at the camp

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when they asked how many young Muslim sisters got pregnant? Would they be talking about you?

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Next year at the camp when asked the question how many Muslim brothers are on drugs? How many Muslim brothers in prison? Will they be talking about you?

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So brothers and sisters tonight

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I simply want to ask you to make a decision

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that you want to be Muslim.

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And you know what that means?

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It means that you must be like a black hair on a white x.

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You know what that means?

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You brothers and sisters, as a Muslim are supposed to be different.

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And you know what? You begin to start to look different.

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You dress differently. You talk differently.

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But what if you talk like everybody else? What if you dress like everybody else? What if you act like everybody else?

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That's what make you Muslim.

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And you know, I'm not talking about nothing superficial.

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I was in South Africa, you know.

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And

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I was in the city called Johannesburg.

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And they had a brother from Bosnia accardi Shek alum

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and you know

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What they will let him give the Juma football You know why? Because his bed was a long enough

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did it occur to them that just maybe he couldn't grow a beard higher along than what he had.

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I don't mean superficial things. You know why? Because a hypocrite can have a long beard and they can have a turban and a hypocrite can wear came on and a hypocrite can one niqab and she can cover face hypocrites can do that. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about a difference in attitude and a difference in character.

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I close with this

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you my sisters on the college campus

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and you my brothers

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soon if they didn't do it already

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a young man gonna come to you.

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You know Bob and slick.

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Remember

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flakiness alarm system?

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Did you meet him yet?

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tell tell me about this slang.

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Did you meet him yet?

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You can rap to you.

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Your rap you.

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And you too, brother.

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She can come to you.

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Looking nice, sweet. She won't talk to you.

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And you have to make a decision. You know what? Guess what? In when you on the college campus, your mother and father is not there. You got all your freedom. Nobody's there watching you. Except unless upon the water. Now what do you want to do?

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You there.

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Somebody's gonna say Listen, man, I got some drugs.

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I got some reefer.

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You don't have to inhale it.

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You can be like the president.

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And you know what?

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Maybe you can get away with it.

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Maybe your mother and father will never find out about it.

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But if your Islam is to the extent of what your mother and father is gonna find out about it. You might as well give it up right now. Tonight, I want you to make a decision. And that decision is that I want to be Muslim. Yes, you're gonna make mistakes. Yes. But the key brothers and sisters is turned to ally and ask them to help you.

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decisions. If you make that decision tonight to be Muslim than every decision you make. What has gone to a party or going out no matter wherever you go. You know that a lot will be with you. And a lot will watch you, Milan, the Almighty bless all of you to get something from this camp. That 22 hour drive back to Miami or Florida wherever you're going.

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I want you to reflect on everything that you've heard today. Yesterday, and since this can't begin

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I want also all of you to make dua for the organizers.

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Also I want you to make Dr. Hodge Malik and I'll tell you why. This brother and I don't say this the break his back He

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not only got his own children to come from New York got a bus but got others involved in made announcements. This brothers has shown this commitment for the youth make do and for them and then make the ad for your parents.

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And you know what, you have a lot of criticism for your parents and I know but make do it because they try to do the best for you by introducing you to Islam. So May Allah Almighty help you

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and struggle and stay on this Deen and I pray to a lot tonight. He helped you make the decision to be Muslim for yourself on your own. I mean, a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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My brothers.

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brothers sisters, actually, actually, I made it a little longer than I intended. I didn't mean to go that long. But what I'm gonna do I need 10 minutes of your time because I mean, the brothers, we got a basketball game in a minute.

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I got we got to talk on the basketball court in a minute.

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I want just for 10 minutes.

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How many have a question

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or statement to make raise your hand?

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Hold on brothers Hold up.

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How many of you have

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a question or statement to make ratio in

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123 Okay.

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I was wondering that. They say that

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If a Muslim dies before he has time to Hague, another Muslim can go in his place. I was wondering how does that work? Like, if they they get forgiven right away? When you understand my checks, I repeat it exactly where these people come from.

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Yeah, she asked a question. She heard that if a Muslim dies

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before they make Hajj

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she heard that someone can make it up for her for them. Is that true? Yes, it is true. sinuata de

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vie in number three, under the keytab package under the chapter.

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A lot of the Ahmadi says an aliquot. an homage is a duty on to Allah by man, Minister, Dai Li sebelah, whoever has the ability to do it. If you don't have the ability to do it, and you die beforehand, someone can make a Hodge for you. Yes, they can, inshallah they can.

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I just wanted to say something to the brothers and the sisters that recently in the last, I think, four months ago,

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like all the incidents that

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he has been talking about, come close to heart.

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Yeah.

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Sure.

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All right. recently, in the last four months, a

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brother had passed away.

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I believe, I think it was from his own choice. Because he was coming. There was a big Muslim Student Association party, and coming home from the party. Some people asked him if he wanted to have a race. He decided to have race. He had three other of his close friends of my close friends in the cars with him.

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They were going down the last curb from the exit. The last exit off of the highway, almost close to home. He was speeding, probably over 100.

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In his little new sports car.

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It fishtailed his on the driver's side, his window was open. Can you just imagine what happened?

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He died. He injured three others in his car.

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He affected many, many people.

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300 people attended his funeral. He was 19 years old. He went to George Mason University. He was going to start on a new job.

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Yeah.

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Two other brothers and a little sister.

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Just from one mistake. And it is his life. It could have ended so many others. And it affected so many people just because of the choice that he made.

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I just really want to say this to you all. Please think before you do something. I mean, I'm not the best person in the world. Probably not the most Islamic and everything. But I mean, think before you make your choices.

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All of that he worked for is gone.

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It still affects me. It's four months later, it still affects me It still affects his family. It's still affects everybody. Because it comes close to heart. It hits close to home.

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And brothers sisters, that's what we're talking about. Honestly, decisions. Be careful. The two people that I mentioned earlier.

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This guy Brian and the woman. Do you know that right now they're facing death penalty day in jail right now because of the decision that they made.

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Thank you very much.

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My question is How should brothers Muslim brothers and sisters relate on college campuses and other places where it predominate around non Muslims particularly in terms of

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non Muslims coming on to Muslims? If you understand my question, yes. Run system no matter what you do.

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No matter what you do, see the key really the key is is your relationship with Allah. If you love a lot, wherever you are on the college campus, industry, in the masjid is all gonna be the same in the home. It's all gonna be the same. You're gonna do the right thing because you have fear of Allah. Allah is there wherever you are. If you're on a college campus, if you're speaking to Muslim brother and sister, you have the proper adab Assalamualaikum waalaikumsalam you talk to business and nothing extra more than that inshallah, if you really pay a lot more money.

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Well, um,

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um, me and my friends were like, talking one night and it was like about Allah And I mean, we know Allah has really, you know, there is an Allah, but we just like wonder, you know, I know everyone has a thought like, how did Allah, you know, what was before Allah, you know, like, what's they have these days you have these questions there.

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They might seem strange, but they are really good, interesting questions and I don't know, I'm

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there like,

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it's like so hard to explain. I mean, you have these thoughts, and you can't even come out with what you're feeling, you know, when we were talking about Allah Han, and about this, like, you know, just about God. I felt like, like, there was always angels in the room. And it was just a strong feeling I had and it felt so good. And I just wanted to know, like, what was before you know,

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a handler, runs this is wherever I go, I always like to recite the iPhone Quran. When I smell

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and he Allah has the most beautiful names. And Allah is everlasting, is I will, I will, he's the first there was no one before Allah, Allah was forever. ever go back a chain? Yes, Allah was there go back 10 tree, Allah was there, however far you go back, keep going back. I was there. I was there forever. In fact, sister the same question you asked. The Prophet said people would ask that question. This is what a lot created this a lot create the sun? Well, who created the law? No, Allah is here forever. Allah, is Allah the creator?

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Yes.

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I said, I want to go. So I'm like,

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I don't have a question. I just have a comment.

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That I just want to say Hamdulillah, this brother was able to speak on a lot of things.

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According to us,

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I mean, you know, we're teenagers. And we go through a lot, you know,

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to be honest, you know, we go through, you know, the girls looking at the boys, the boys looking at the girls, because, you know, we're curious and everything.

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And there's just a lot of things go through your head, and you know what's right, you know what's wrong, but sometimes you feel more compelled to do, what your desires are, instead of doing what's right.

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And there are times where I need to be reminded. And that's why that's why we have the men I can't, you know, there's no other place like this. You know, we see each other maybe twice or three times in the year, we need this to strengthen us. Because Allah knows that I am not perfect.

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You know,

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this is why a minute is important. So we can be together as Muslims to love each other. And to let each other know that it's okay. We're not going to get that from the kaphas. They're going to do everything in their power to make us go the direction that they're in.

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So, you know, please don't take what he's saying for granted. You don't have to think about it and take it in your heart. Think about you know, the things you do and the things you don't do. I don't know the things I do. I don't know, I know, a lot of things I have to change. I know things that I have to change. You know, so take a look at yourselves don't don't take them for granted nothing. Oh, yeah. It's just a speech or whatever. And when you get back home and you know, other Muslims, tell them about Mina, you know, this is our only source of unity of love of being together. You know, we don't have that. So inshallah, you know, I'm just telling you don't take it for granted.

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let it touch your heart. You know, I know you guys are boys. And you know, you'd like to be macho and everything, but I touch your heart to the point you have tears in your eyes. I'm serious. You know, bro girl, so you know, we can cry. But you guys, you know, at least I went here that's all. let it touch your heart.

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I have a question for him.

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How do you become How did you hear about Islam?

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How did you hear about Islam? Me?

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Actually brothers, sisters. Thank you. I

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began to hear about Islam as a college student. I was going to New York University and they had Muslims on campus. And that's why I say to you, every one of you that's in school. Please

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Take a moment to share Islam with your classmates. Those who know nothing about Islam say something to them about inshallah.

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I had a question that what do you do if you go to your parents at fudger prayer and you want to wake them up and that they scream at you and they tell you go away? Leave me alone. I want to sleep.

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Good question. Good question.

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What if you go home? Try to wake your parents up for 5g we don't do that Monday. How am I gonna try to do Monday by the way regime? I like been how many brothers gonna try to do it Monday. Please try not to hot

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um, what happens your parents rebalanced to go away.

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Brandon says it's okay.

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I know cases where parents started to practice their Dean as a result of their children. So even if they rebel, it's okay. Alicia made some kind of effort inshallah.

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I will say into my art class on a Friday. And we're talking, I was talking with two other kids in that class, and we were talking about religion. One was a Hindu and one was a Christian. And one was saying how she didn't want to be a Christian anymore, because she didn't like that religion. She liked her beliefs. So she said she was gonna convert to maybe Hinduism, or something like that, or that like nature. But she really liked the idea about one God and

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and that you get judged based on your actions. But she said one thing to me, which I was totally caught off guard and couldn't say anything back. She said, I like a lot of stuff about Islam, except for the way you downsize women. I said, How, sir. She said, you make them cover. And you man have you don't have to cover you don't have to cover your hair. You don't have to do anything, but the women do. And I didn't know what to say today. Okay, good. Um, by the way,

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by the way, we don't make women cover. I mean, think about it. I mean, think about it. A lot of you here now sisters, you know, best alone knows. And you know, some of you may be a wearing Hijab now at the camp, and maybe don't wear hijab home.

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These women, people have to stop saying that people impose things on Islam.

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That's why I want you to make a decision for yourself to be Muslim. See, because if you make a decision, these your parents wear hijab, not because someone made them, they were because they love Allah, and they desire to please Allah, and that's why they wear it inshallah. So I'm saying that they wear it because a lot of the Almighty has made a distinction between men and women. These women are very, very beautiful.

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These guys okay.

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No, but think about it. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

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Let me tell you what I mean. Hodge bear witness to this. Sisters.

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What's up demonic demonic? Can I tell our secret?

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Can I tell? I'm gonna tell. I'm gonna tell. I'm gonna tell sisters. No, this. No this and the brothers will bear witness if they're honest. Everything about a woman is attractive to a man and everything.

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Everything.

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Listen, listen, listen. Listen. Listen to me. Sisters. Listen to me.

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You have a notice in the Quran.

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where Allah explains to the women

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not to make their voice too complacent.

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Sisters, notice the difference between the voice of a woman and the voice of a man. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

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But a woman's voice sweet melody, and she has to be very careful. Everything about a woman is different from a man and it's attractive to a man. Do you know sisters, women spend billions of dollars going to the Apollo to beauty parlor to fix the hair. Hair is very attractive to a man. When a man sees hair, some happens.

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Some happens.

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So keep it covered.

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The point I'm making brothers and sisters this allows me different kinds of attraction for men and women. Women are known for Yes, women are

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telogen Yes, I'm not talking about that. But I'm talking about the beauty, or texture or softness of a skin, the roughness of the skin of a man, even the walk of a woman, the walk of a man, all of it is different. And she has to be very careful. And she has to cover more. Because of the way Allah has made a beautiful, a man has only become required to cover from Nabel to the knees. Because not the same kind of traction Allah knows best. And that's why women are covered. And you help us actually sisters, when a woman is covered, you actually help the man to be attractive to something more important than your building. And that is your mind. And let me tell you something, that a lot

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of you think you want sex. And I know sex is real hot sex is real. But you know what? No, no, no, it's real. But you know what? You can do 24 hours a day.

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You're gonna get tired.

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Gonna get tired? No.

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Now, listen to me. Listen to me. Listen.

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What am I saying?

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After that, then what?

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After that, then what?

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Life is more than that brothers and sisters, believe me. And when you get older, when you get married, you understand, you begin to appreciate that that is an aspect of marriage. That's not the only thing of marriage. Now you can go

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Salaam Alaikum

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Salaam Alaikum.

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On perhaps a more well on a much more solemn note.

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Now that I've had all your attention and all your hearts open,

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a sister here today at this conference has a sister who had surgery on a brain tumor, and it's not doing well unfortunately. And in sha Allah, I'd like all of you now to read to her fat hat for her fat and trauma.

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Run sisters, I want all of us to take a moment and I really want you to make dua

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for the system. We believe in the power of the dollar and let me say this to you. The profit is some loss on Tara's methodology Anahata to me know, let me know how to taboo and you never got agenda until you believe and you never believe until you love one another. Even the sister I don't know how I make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala de la healer, because Allah is the one that brings healing. So please remember, how do I please inshallah.

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Assalamualaikum.

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My question may be off the topic, but we were having a discussion in a religion class regarding non Muslims, basically people of the book, Jews and the Christians, and it came up that they can never enter Paradise. Because, oh, we came up with the Hades. How the last person? You I think you told me, the last person who comes out of his dog and he comes out of the Hellfire he lost his answer to paradise. And he asked him three times he says, a lot Don't mock me. Please enter into paradise as a lot Don't mock me. And then he enters him into paradise.

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So we is that in reference to? Is that a reference to the non Muslims as well? Or can kind of a non Muslim enter a paradise?

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Excellent question. Excellent question. The question is basically, really the question is that she talks about the people of the book, can they go to Jenna, can they go to Paradise? Excellent question. runs, this is

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you know,

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if you read the Quran in surah baqarah.

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This ISS carlu.

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They say linea de la Jana en la man, Canada nesara. They say none can go to Paradise unless they are Jew or less. They're Christian.

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This kind of statement has been said, and everybody believed that they're the right ones to go the agenda. Listen to the Muslims belief.

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A Muslim must believe in all the prophets that came before Prophet Mohammed delay so that was Salaam. And we believe that all of their followers who follow those profits will go to Jin, we believe that

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the Prophet said I just mentioned the Hadith. Let's say the whole agenda to me. No, you don't go to jail unless you believe and if you studied the court and you will find out what was the religion of Adam.

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Islam. What was the religion of know

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the religion of that David de soleil

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Isa

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Moosa Elisa saw no Muslims. Now what happens after the death of the prophets, people came and call this Christianity and called this Judaism.

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inshallah Allah This is as we believe as Muslims, we have to believe in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I want you Muslims. How can you say you believe in Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon him as the messenger and yet you don't follow his teachings and don't believe in his teachings. So you might call yourself Muslim, as they call themselves Christians and Jews, but please let that be a warning for us inshallah.

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These last two since he had no more don't come up later on. I wanted to know,

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um, how are you going to know? Like, who to marry if you can't?

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Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, how do you 1313 years old, excellent about marriage.

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He wants to know, how do you know who to marry?

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Oh, you didn't finish the question yet?

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How are you gonna know who you're gonna? Who you're gonna marry if you don't if you can't? date or talk with us? Oh, I gotcha. Excellent. How do you know who you want to marry? Who you can marry? If you can date or talk to the sisters? Very good. Good question. Good question.

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Oh, wait, wait, wait. Watch this. Watch this.

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How many brothers here?

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Raise your hand Who? Want to get married? Raise your hand.

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Sisters Take a look.

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Take a look.

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Wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait.

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Wait, wait.

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I heard what you said. I heard you. I heard you. You say ma'am Suraj is stuck for law. How dare you?

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This is exactly what we're supposed to do. How can we get young Muslim girls and boys to meet if we don't meet in a good wholesome atmosphere? Like this? You want to get married?

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You say yeah,

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we can

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we can meet

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brother say ma'am Suraj I want to take hold you for dinner.

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Can I

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can take hold you for dinner. So yeah, you could go to for dinner. You hold you and me.

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You who drove me

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You aneesa me

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use Aparna and me.

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You got the idea.

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We can meet without the dates that they do in this dunya

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is a bad mistake. Muslim brothers and sisters can meet they can talk in a wholesome atmosphere. We should do that. Yes, we should do that. And what better place in a place like this inshallah in a good Islamic environment.

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Slowly gone.

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Okay, like what like what forced you to be a Muslim?

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repeated again. What forced you to be a Muslim? Oh, what forced me to be a Muslim?

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Actually system. I decided on my own and allowed to be Muslim. Because I love this Deen. I love this religion. And I love the fact that there are Muslims all over the world and I've got an opportunity to meet them from Syria, Bosnia, from Africa, from Russia, Turkey and all over the world and hamdulillah but the most beautiful thing is that allowes blessed us with the last revelation on Quran in is the book of guidance, and hamdulillah I didn't I wasn't forced to be Muslim. I was forced to be a Christian, but I decided to become Muslim inshallah. brothers sisters is the last question inshallah. I want to say that you've been very well behaved. I'm very proud of you. And I

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thought you've been excellent. It's the last question inshallah.

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So,

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my question is about, well, a little bit about, we were asked earlier about

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you know, the Quran they mentioned quite a bit afterward.

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And people the book and how you know, like we can might marry them and some of them will go to heaven. And furthermore, I just want to, I mean, I've heard different perspectives. Sorry. I heard different perspectives on Al Khattab and I just want to get your point of view.

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You know, are there any Al Khattab today? You know, like, when did that stop? And what exactly does Islam and the Quran mean when it talks about al Qaeda

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runs? This is a fitting question. The last question, I think it's actually an excellent question. Because the question becomes Ali keytab the People of the Book, according to the Quran, we can eat the food of Aliki tell the people the book right? Does that mean we can eat Kentucky Fried Chicken?

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Can we eat the murder burgers from Burger King.

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Allah allows us to marry the people the book doesn't mean that we can marry this man, this Muslim man can marry any woman who causes of Christian these two opinions, his two opinions,

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some Sahaba hold the opinion

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that who is worse than committing shirk the losses in court and do not marry. The people associate Gods with Allah, human until they believe.

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Who is worse than committing shirt than to say Jesus is God, or Jesus is the Son of God. So according to those Sahaba they say any Christian that says Jesus is God or the Son of God. Or say that God is three, the Trinity. The Muslims cannot marry those women, even though they call themselves Ali Khattab. That's the opinion that I follow the second opinion, some of the Sahaba saying that when I lost the pot of water, I revealed the ayat

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that gave the exception of the People of the Book to marry. Allah already knew that they had people among the Christians who said what they said about a PSA. And they say according to their opinion, that an exception is made, that the Muslim men can marry the People of the Book. That's the opinion and the scholars they have both opinions inshallah. I think the closest opinion is that there's some people have the book Ali keytab, they call themselves Unitarians, who don't worship Jesus, who do not say that Jesus is the Son of God but merely a prophet. These people I consider Ali keytab that you can affect marrying them other than that, personally according to I understand it, I would have

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difficulty and I know people who have different opinions I understand that I tried to give you both opinions inshallah. Just a nice, nice Yes.

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And

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the

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assistant was not

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okay, Wali Guardian, Allah Rasulullah Salah, Sonam lanie, Kayla betony walidah there's no marriage without a ye Wali or guardian we all agree to that. This Hadith that says, Allah subhana wa disapproves or frowns upon I forgot the exact word of a woman being a wildlife ourself or another woman. While he has to be man. It has to be the father has to be the grandfather, the uncle, the brother, if an absent of that the the Sultan or the head of the

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male male Wally yes has to be male. Yes.

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Oh, yeah. Now listen, I'm not I didn't pay her. She said hey, ma'am. Do you have any tapes? I did I pay you to actually say this. You think? Yes.

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She said no. She said no. inshallah, right outside. We have audio videotapes, for anyone who may want them inshallah.

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Thank you very much.