Siraj Wahhaj – On His Time With The Nation Of Islam

Siraj Wahhaj
AI: Summary © The importance of fasting during Islam's national holiday is discussed, with some Muslim leaders experiencing similar struggles. The speaker emphasizes the need for caution and proper treatment for Muslims, while also highlighting the historical significance of the "naught-eng" message in Islam. A man who died from a lizard during a prayer became the new leader, and the importance of prayed for Islam is emphasized. The speaker also discusses a situation where a man killed a woman in a bus in the city ofialm, and emphasizes the need to go after the people and invite them to Islam as it is a beautiful religion.
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I'm just gonna talk for a few moments.

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Is that okay with you?

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A few weeks ago, I was in Boston,

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Massachusetts, and a good friend of mine, Imam

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Abdallah Farooq, he's the imam of Masjid,

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invited me to celebrate their 50 years of

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being a masjid.

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And it was at that moment that I

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realized, I didn't realize,

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that that was my 50th year of being

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a Muslim.

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And this is really what I wanna talk

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about. The prophet, alayhis salaam, said,

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your deeds shall be judged by your last

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deeds.

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Don't tell me how you're born.

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Tell me how you died.

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I want to fast forward Yom Al Qiyamah,

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a scene that every Muslim ought to think

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about.

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And every once in a while when you

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read the Quran and the sunnah, you will

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see that the people in Jannah

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can see the people in Halfi and the

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people in Halfi can see the people in

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Jannah

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and sometimes they can talk. Let me give

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you 2 examples, one from the Quran.

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What has caused you to be in the

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hellfire?

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We're not those who used to make salat.

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Salat is real,

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serious.

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We have to make it 5 times a

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day.

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And when Allah

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gave the commandment to the prophet,

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he told him 50 prayers a day for

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a job to be valid

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and I returned with it. He was gonna

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do 50 prayers a day. 50 prayers a

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day. That means, like, every 30 minutes

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until it was 5.

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Musa said,

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Go back

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and ask Allah to reduce it. Your ummah

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won't be able to do 5.

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That's 1. Number 2, this is the one

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that

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should frighten every Muslim.

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When the people in Jannah look down and

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they will recognize

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some people,

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All our brothers,

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they used to pray with us.

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And they fasted with us.

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They made Hajj with us.

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At this moment, you should ask yourself the

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question, well, what are they doing in the

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hellfire if they did that?

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It's a warning for us.

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We're we're fasting. We're coming to the masjid.

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We're doing all

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that. Don't you be like those who came

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before you.

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Don't be like those who forgot Allah

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They forgot. They knew it.

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We sent down the Torah.

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And it is guidance and light, and gave

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him, him

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isa, in it is guidance and light. What

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happened?

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You will follow

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those who came before

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you step by step and inch by inch,

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so that if they crawled in a hole

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of a lizard, you follow right behind them.

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You mean the Christians and Jews for men?

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Yes, who else?

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It's not just to fast in Ramadan and

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pray,

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but we must not change

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In my conclusion,

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I don't know if you know about my

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history and the history of a lot of

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us who came from what's called the Nation

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of Islam.

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Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, you know.

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It's not how you begin the race, how

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you end the race.

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If you talk about the aqeedah of the

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Nation of Islam in that day,

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it was incorrect.

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It begins with Allah the

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one God, the right one that we worship,

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it begins with that and Muhammad

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as the sale of the prophets,

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he

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said there's no prophet after me. So the

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nation of Islam didn't have the right aqeeda,

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But there's something that the nation of the

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nation of Islam

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had

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that we

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don't have.

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You know what it is?

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We had a thing

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you you call it we call it dawah,

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they call it fishing.

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Fishing means to go out there and get

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the people,

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bring the people into what we thought was

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Islam.

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Was it Islam? No. Let me give you

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a couple examples.

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A man came into the masjid

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and he prayed and came to the prophet

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and said,

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go back and pray because you didn't pray.

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So the man, he goes back and pray.

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He comes back, assalamu alaikum, assalamu alaikum, salam

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farjid fasalli, fa'innaqalamu

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alaikum, go back and pray.

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So the man said, I don't know a

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better prayer than this,

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pray as you see me pray. In the

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nation of Islam,

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you know how we prayed?

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We didn't face Mecca,

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we faced the east.

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We never made

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brash,

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brukkul.

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Never made sajidah.

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It's not salat.

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I was in the Malcolm was in the

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nation of Islam for 12 years, I was

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in the nation of Islam for 6 years,

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this is how we prayed.

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Ramadan,

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we fasted but not in Ramadan, we fasted

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in December.

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So you see, that's not Islam, is it?

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Is it correct? No.

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But something happened

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1975

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and you have to understand the the qadr

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of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, the leader Elijah

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Muhammad dies

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one day

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before

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our national holiday called Saviors Day.

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Why was that significant?

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Because almost all the members of the Nation

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of Islam was in Chicago at that time.

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Had it been another other time something else

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would have happened.

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And that day we chose the son of

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Elijah Muhammad

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to be the new leader.

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Imam Warrathuddin Muhammad,

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his father kicked him out of the Nation

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of Islam for a few a few times.

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Why? Because he didn't accept the theology of

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his father,

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And that one man, Wawrathuddin

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Muhammad, led all of us to Islam.

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And now that's why now for 50 years,

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I've been I've been a Muslim, alhamdulillah.

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But this is the issue that I want

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to say to you.

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And

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I

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need

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another one here,

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and I need another one.

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Yeah. Here.

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You stand here.

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I gotta ask you a question. Right?

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Do you know martial arts?

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Yes. Yes? Good. You know martial arts? No.

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No.

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Not good.

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No. No. No. No. One other question. Do

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you know how to fall?

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Yes.

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You know how to fall.

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Now,

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in the nation of Islam, not Islam really,

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we cared about the people.

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We didn't call what you call what we

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call dawah. They didn't call it dawah. They

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call it fishing.

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Fishing meant to go to the people to

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invite them to what we said was Islam.

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Islam. Now,

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I,

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one person,

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quit my job

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to sell a 25¢

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newspaper called Muhammad Speaks.

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Me alone

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knocked on thousands of doors,

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inviting these people what I thought was Islam,

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because I love them, I want them to

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have it, so I'm knocking on the doors.

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And one day, I'm walking down the street,

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Eastern Parkway, and I see a building. I'm

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gonna go in the building, knock on the

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doors, and and and sell the Muhammad speaks

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newspaper and write them to Islam.

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But I looked in the hallway, because we

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were always observant, and I saw 2 men

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in the hallway.

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The one on the right looked mean.

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No.

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He can't even look mean, he's so good.

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And the other one on the left, he

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looked more reasonable.

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So I walked in the hole, I my

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first question, should I go?

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You say yes. You would go?

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No.

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So I I went in.

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The guy on the right, who looked mean,

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I took a Muhammad Speaks newspaper

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and put it under his arm,

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and took another one and put it under

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his arm and said, give me 25¢.

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The one on the right, the mean looking

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one,

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he took a gun out of his pocket

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and said,

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you just can't rob a Muslim.

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Put the gun back in his pocket and

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give me 25¢.

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The one on the left, give me 25¢

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for the paper.

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You did good.

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What's my point?

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The point is even though the nation of

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Islam,

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Malcolm x, Muhammad Ali,

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were not true Muslims,

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but he had the respect of the people.

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Imam Talib from Harlem told me one day,

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Imam, there was a black woman with a

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hoodie on walking down the street of Harlem,

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and there were 2 young men following her.

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So she

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picked up her pace.

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They picked up their pace.

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She began to jog,

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they began to jog.

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She started to run, they started to run,

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and they were just about to grab her.

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And her hoodie fell off her head revealing

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Quima,

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and they stopped.

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And so, sister, we're sorry.

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We're sorry.

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Why?

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Nation of Islam.

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Wrong aqeedah,

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but love for the people.

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How many of you were born Muslim? Raise

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your hand.

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I want you to look around, please look

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around.

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Okay.

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How many like me

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converted or reverted to Islam? Raise your hand.

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Look around.

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Handful of people.

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Why?

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Why?

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No one was better at dawah than the

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prophet

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and his companions. Look at them.

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I got would you give me 2 more

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minutes?

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Take my time.

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Don't ever tell me to take my time.

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Mistake.

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A big mistake.

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Listen. Listen. Listen.

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I'll I'll wrap it up with this inshallah.

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Aisha

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asked her husband the messenger of

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Allah. Has there been a day more difficult

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than Uhud?

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Remember Uhud? Uhud

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was a battle that we were gonna win.

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You know, in the nation of Islam, the

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brothers had what's called general orders. We had

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to learn, right, from the military.

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One of them, general order number 5, quit

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my post only when properly relieved.

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In Uhud, we had the battle won,

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but the Muslims, they disobeyed the prophet alaihis

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salaam, and we lost the battle. As a

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result,

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85 Muslims died in that battle, including Hamzah,

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the prophet's uncle, sallallahu alaihi

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wasallam,

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and

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the irony of that battle,

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though we lost,

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who became Muslim?

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Abu Sufyan,

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the head

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of the Koran, he became he became

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Muslim.

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Ikram ibn Abi Jahali

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became Muslim, the leader of the right the

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left flank,

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Maqalid ibn Walid, they become Muslim. Amr ibn

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al As to become Muslim

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in a battle that they lost.

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The prophet alaihis salat wasalam

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care about the people, so so many people

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they,

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alhamdulillah, became Muslims. This is my my my

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last point.

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We have to go after the people.

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We have to go after the people

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and invite them to Islam

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to join this wonderful,

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wonderful religion.

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May Allah

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bless all of you

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and help us and help us to do

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the work of dawah

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in America.

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