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with no further ado, brothers and sisters that didn't show me love, there's only one

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is His Messenger

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there's only one. Jesus was his messenger.

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Why did that maybe, maybe it's just to break the ice smilla Alhamdulillah Salaam Alaikum. Peace be unto you.

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Let's raise the roof here, talk bid.

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Now that wasn't a war cry. That was what we were saying in Arabic God is greater, greater than anything that you can imagine. This has been done hamdulillah Salaam Alaikum. Peace beyond to you. Welcome to the D Show. I'm your host and we're in Washington, D. C. S, right. Washington DC we're filming today in front of a live studio audience Alhamdulillah all praise to the Creator of the heavens and earth. I've mentioned Washington DC. So did President Obama get a invitation? Is he here?

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Love gives guidance to who he wills Alhamdulillah inshallah, maybe you get to see this.

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So today, my next guest, we're going to be talking about what do you stand for? What do you believe in? What's dictating your life?

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Are you on the bridge? Are you on the edge? Are you confused? You don't know which way to go? Do you have your ID is very important that us as those who have submitted ourselves to the one God, not to the creation of God, but to the creator of all that exists. We know that this way of life that was sent down by the Creator of the heavens and earth, the way of life that all the messages of God live. They taught people they brought the same message. It was the same message throughout time to submit your will to the will of the one God and when you have firm conviction in this this way of life that's based on truth, evidences, then you're proud to say I am one who has submitted to the

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will of God, I'm a Muslim. But now

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you start

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changing a name from Mohammed Timo. You see your brother or sister gives you a Salaam and you cover it up yet you you're nervous to give the piece back. You don't know your ID, you don't have confidence in the Muslim ID. You go and you get dropped off to school, and then you end up turning the corner and a job comes off. You're doing it Why not because of a law because of your parents. You fast what not because you have firm conviction. Because what because you want to lose weight because your parents making you do it. You're not firmly convinced. And we are going to be talking with my next guest when we come back on a de show. The importance of knowing with full conviction

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that this way of life is the truth from the Creator of the heavens and earth. So when you finish watching this show, you can be convinced knowing that I'm proud to be a Muslim. I have the Muslim identity Alhamdulillah This is something that I stand firm. With my next guests when we come back Eman Safi can on the deen show.

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There will always be someone that will be there to say something negative but at the same time there'll be someone there to say something positive. Just hold on to the wolf of Milan. Everything in this universe rely a need for answers don't kill women don't kill children don't kill old people don't attack the civilians. This is what the prophet Mohammed

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Allah said that the prophets are solid never ever start a war against anybody.

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I am not afraid to say

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I am not afraid.

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I'm not afraid to say

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I am not afraid.

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I am not afraid.

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I'm not afraid of

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Salaam Alaikum Peace be with you, man.

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How are you

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humbler now we just said some Arabic. So the not yet Muslims who are out there. They don't have to take an Arabic class. Can you define what you just said? Alhamdulillah. What does this mean?

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Please praise and thanks.

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And now some people you know they're they're under this false impression. You said Allah now you got to define because again, there's some things

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fusion, I think, what are they praising a moon God.

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Allah is the proper name of God.

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As a matter of fact, this was a name that was used even by previous generations even before Islam. As matter of fact, to this very day, Christians who speak Arabic they use the name of Allah

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or God, Mashallah Alhamdulillah. So we're praising the creator of all that exists the same God that Jesus worship that Noah worship, the God that created the sun in the moon, that one creator, that's the praise that created that were praising and thanking, and I thank him that he's given us this opportunity, me and the audience here that we can benefit from your knowledge. You've been doing this a long time. So you heard me open the show, Moe's going to Maha Mohammed's going to mo and Fatima is going to PC and she's making up, you know, taking the hijab off turning around the corner, not confident in her Muslim identity. The brother also he's also not confident doesn't have firm

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conviction, we want the people to be confident to be Muslims, what advice can you give us a?

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Well, living in the West,

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it is a big challenge to

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define yourself as a Muslim. But really the word itself, when you call yourself a Muslim, what does that mean? And if you look at the definition, that means one who has submitted to Allah, one who has submitted to God, and that's where it really all starts. And

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the most basic thing for a Muslim is their belief system. So, which is which we define in Islam, or which we call an Islam, the aqeedah, which means your creed, your faith, and your whole belief system. So if that is strong,

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that is strong the heart of a Muslim, then a Muslim will not be shy in the way that he or she behaves in the way that he or she conducts himself or herself, no matter where they are, because they know, first and foremost, that Allah is watching, and that they're answerable to Allah 17 times a day. And during the obligatory prayers, a Muslim is saying Surah Fatiha, which is the opening chapter in the Quran. And in that one of the verses says, Guide us to the straight path, Guide us to the straight path. So it is a continuous thing on a daily basis where not only are we asking Allah to guide us, but at the same time we're affirming our worship to you alone do we worship and from

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you? Do we seek help? So we seek His help to maintain that identity, to submit to Him and to continue practicing the way of Islam as much as we possibly can? Now, is it important do you feel that once a person has firm conviction, because we know that Islam as submission to the one create tour, not to a man, not to a saint, not to a monkey, not to elephant, not to the sun, not to the moon, but everything that God created is not God. But God is the one that is responsible for maintaining us given, given us the air that we breathe, taking care of the bird in the air, the fish in the sea, when we know that this way of life that we're living? Is not man made? It's not an

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organized religion by man or men? will be more confident in it? And does this take a little bit of time to study it? Should every person be dedicating so much time to get this firm conviction by investing the same amount of time you're investing in school to be to get that PhD even to get that g d? g d, you have to study so should people be studying Islam more to get this firm conviction? Of course, this is one of the basic things about Islam, the very first word of revelation was to read. That was the very first word that was revealed. Islam, places a high premium on learning and knowledge. Prophet Mohammed May peace and blessings be upon them. He said that the best of you is

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the one who learns the Quran and then teaches it, learns the Quran and then teaches it in one saying of his Hadith. He says that seeking knowledge is obligatory and every Muslim man or woman. So it is important for us to learn about Islam. But more importantly, is to practice which you know, as you begin to practice, your identity will begin to show it'll manifest itself and people will know that you are a Muslim. Because you carry yourself as a Muslim. you implement what you have learned, and the knowledge that you have, you begin to practice it. And that's what's going to MIT. That's what

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Through that people will know immediately that this is a Muslim. Like when you speak you speak truth. You don't lie. When you when you agree. When you read people you say As salam aleikum, which means make peace be upon you. And you it's like making a prayer for them. almost an every expression that you make you use the word of Allah. Like if you say for example that I'll meet you tomorrow or I'll meet you after an hour you say I'll meet you after an hour in sha Allah, if God willing, or if Allah wills or if you see something nice, you will say Masha Allah, this is the will of Allah, and so on. And almost in every expression that the Muslim uses, they use the name of Allah, emphasizing

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the fact that we submit to Allah and Allah is always on our mind. That's what makes the Muslim different.

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And that's what gives him or her that ID that I am a Muslim. I've submitted to God. Now tell us Do you also feel shake that knowing the reasons is it encouraged in Islam, to ask questions, the parents, should they be instilling in their children as they're growing up? why they're wearing Hijab? Not just say, okay, you have to wear this because my parents were my grandparents weren't which is just part of our culture. So when they're asked that school, why do you wear this Oh, because my parents make me or they know that this is the the, the, the fashion that Allah revealed from the seven heavens, he brought it down in a modest way that a woman dresses to protect herself

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that she's identifying the believing woman, and then knowing the wisdoms behind it, and the same reasons why do I pray five times a day? Are they encouraged to ask so then they're confident to give these answers, knowing that there's substance there's meaning behind this is not just a bunch of rituals and rules. And now I'm just doing it because my parents did it? Well, when we come to any practice in Islam,

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often, even those people who don't practice they criticize that, while this may be too tough for me to do, or this is looks strange, it looks weird.

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And, unfortunately, a lot of Muslims who was faith is weak. They are affected by that as well. Actually, the bottom line is Islam is all about being grateful to Allah. And that's why when, when, for example, at the beginning of the program, when he asked me, How are you doing, I said, I've handed in the meaning that I praise Allah, I thank Allah. I'm grateful to Allah for being here today for giving me another minute to live, to be able to glorify Allah. So the bottom line really is how grateful we are to Allah. So if we want our children to practice Islam, our sisters to wear the hijab, I think the first thing is for everyone to realize, children as well as adults, that Allah

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has done so much for us. And Allah has given us so much that Allah blessings rain down upon us day and night, moment to moment. And if Allah has given us so much, shouldn't we be grateful to him, and as part of our gratitude, let us do things that are pleasing to Allah, especially those things that Allah has asked us to do. So among those things, is wearing the hijab that Allah has asked us to do this. So certainly, if I understand that Allah subhanahu wa Donna loves me to such a degree that he is so forgiving, that almost any I can. I do so many things that are wrong, but Allah forgives me, Allah pardons me, Allah gives me another chance unless so merciful. If I understand those things, I

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begin to understand a less love for me.

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And the love giving me chances not only in this life, but also in the hereafter. Almost everything that I do, if I, for example, if I do a good deed, it doesn't count once it counts 10 times or maybe it may even count 700 times more or even more than that, depending on my level of sincerity. So with a god of this nature, I would love to do anything that he asked me to do. And hence if that realization is there, then certainly I think our sisters they would wear the hijab willingly and not they wouldn't ever feel that they're being forced to wear it. Mashallah, Shay, we're gonna take a break. And we'll be right back with more here on the deen show. He is born, what 60 years ago in

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former Yugoslavia, today's bosnia after the Second World War, and imagine today you have one child too much. It's important that we realize that Islam is a gift. So we believe that in the teachings of Jesus what is left there is truth in that arena. He is the result the truth has been mixed up with paganism and with nature worship and so Islam has given you a pure straightforward way of approaching monotheism.

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Back here on

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To de show was shaped Safa thank you again for being with us. Now is it enough that a person just goes and utters, let's say, some words in Arabic, Laila, hello Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. And now that person doesn't pray, doesn't fast. Ramadan comes around, and you know, they're at the masjid. And then the rest of the year, they're just like, you know, Allah is most merciful most kind, he'll understand, I gotta work, I gotta make money, I don't really have time, my boss, if he sees me, taking the will do or put my face on the ground, I might get fired. I might not get hired, if I wear the hijab, are you firm and your Muslim identity when you're thinking like this, and this is a way

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to fall back on a laws, mercy, just saying he's, you know, a Rahmani Raheem and just continuing life like this ramadan ramadan, but forgetting about, you know, your 24, seven obligations to Allah shake. Of course, for us as Muslims. Islam is a complete way of life complete, complete way of life. And it means that in every step of the every step that we take, every move that we make everything that we say, it is designed, it is supposed to please, Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And that's why in everything that we do, the first thing we're supposed to do is to have the intention to do it sincerely for Allah. I think as long as that's the case, then not only Won't we be Ramadan, Muslims

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will be year round Muslims. And the idea is to, when you practice Islam, all the time, that's when your faith within yourself is going to get stronger and stronger and stronger. But if you practice it, you know, seasonally, obviously, it's going to be it's going to be weak. I would remind you, and remind all of us that bearing a Muslim identity is such a critical issue such a crucial issue, that you find that heavy efforts are being made to divest the Muslim of his or her identity, for him or her to go away from who or he from who he or she is. So it is critical for us, not only to educate ourselves, but to provide venues where we can begin to practice. And so people will become more and

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more confident that yes, what they're doing is the right thing. Bearing in mind, especially that more and more people are beginning to see the wisdom of Islam and people are beginning to see the Yes, it's not make sense. So this in itself, inshallah will begin to give confidence to the Muslims that, uh, maybe I'm onto something, I'm doing the right thing. Mashallah Alhamdulillah. Now, I can't just go ahead and, and have all the fun and asked all the questions. So when I'm by myself or when we're with the team in the studio, I get to have all the fun, but I want to get everyone else involved. So if anyone has some questions for Shay, go ahead, now's your time to ask, raise your

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hand, and we can come over and ask you and let you ask some questions. Don't be shy now. Sister, right.

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Okay, I have a quick question. I wanted to know the difference between a messenger and a prophet.

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Basically like with Gabriel, was he like a messenger? Of course he's the messenger but I want to know the exact difference between wasn't messenger what the prophet

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there? The question is, what is the difference between a messenger and a prophet of course, there are many differences. But just to briefly put it

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a messenger is one who brings a law and a prophet. Basically a messenger is a specialized category of a prophet. So the prophets they bring the message that the messengers they they're more specialized and they bring a law

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I want somebody to ask a question who knows a friend know somebody that is struggling with their Muslim identity and you want them to inshallah be able to see this or that person is here, whatever the case. Oh, I got a run back there.

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Ask

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Okay, we need some people in the front who's going to ask after this one so I don't have to exercise here. All right system.

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flow and I can work with a burqa to

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my mom, she's a non Muslim, and I just want to know I identify how I can add

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I know Islam, the best way to give someone a diet or a message for Islam is to show by example, but she's in another country. Can you please give me more detail advice is how I can bring her into Islam inshallah.

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I think

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bearing in mind that your mom is in another country, I think the best thing that you could do is of course, through your conduct through your character, that you are in touch with her regularly, whether it's through email or through the phone, and whatever you can do to try to visit her or try to bring her near you. And then try to

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be righteous towards her as much as you possibly can to try to serve her, try to do things for her. These are some things that would really impress her and of course, as you begin to attend to her needs and things of this nature, as you begin to have more and more conversations with her whether email or on the phone, you can begin to talk to her about Islam, and how beautiful it is and how it's made an impact in your life and how it can make an impact in her life.

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Mashallah, do we have any not yet Muslims here? Because everyone has the potential to submit to the one guys very simple. Ah, Alaykum Peace be with you. How are you? What's your name? Sam, thank you for being here at the conference. Are you having a good time? I'm having a very good time. All right. All right. Go ahead and ask the question. My question is mainly, can you clarify jihad, it's like, it's like it's in the news a lot. And it's kind of like controversial and confusing issue, who are not in the Muslim faith?

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bifurcation in detail and exactly what that is. Good question. Good question. Shay. Can you clarify, he wants to know, jihad, holy war, you hear it on the news and people get scared like the boogeyman is coming, please ask our guests answer, I guess questions about jihad. Okay.

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jihad, actually, it comes from the Arabic word Shahada, which means to exert yourself, to exert your energy to do something, and to be serious about doing something. So when people hear the word jihad, which is a noun of the verb Shahada, it means to basically exert yourself to do something. And it could be, for example, when one goes on a diet, and one is trying to avoid various foods, this could be considered a jihad, because you're exerting an effort to stay away from certain things. And it's a struggle within yourself and so on.

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Sometimes when you, for example, when you were studying at a university, and it takes a lot of effort for you to study and to stay up at night, and to, and to, to keep on studying, and to make sure that you do well on your exams, and you let go of things and you sacrifice things, you don't go to the regular meetings or parties that you're used to going you your schedule is totally different. It totally changes. This is a form of jihad. jihad, when it comes to Islam certainly does not mean holy war. There are many aspects of jihad, many different aspects of jihad, basically, the issue is to struggle. One of the issues that the media concentrates on is that it just means war. War is one

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of the aspects of jihad. But again, it's an absolute last resort type thing and it is to defend oneself, and if necessary to go on the offense. But it is some it is there like 1314 different levels of the struggle that comes and the first of course, is to, to have the right belief to struggle to have the right belief to, to learn, to practice to be patient, who to go get over one's desires and things of this nature. So all these things are involved in what we call jihad. And again, this is a very brief answer. Thank you Mashallah, we're gonna take a break. Sam, that was a excellent question. And I want every This is our VIP guests over here. I want everybody to make an

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effort to from the brothers to introduce yourself to our special guests, Sam. And we're going to take a break and we'll be right back with more here on the dean show.

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on the House side, everything lives good to see the $100,000 cars you see a lot of diamonds you see a lot of females and they think that this is you know, this is a life this is this is no paradise right here are

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not anyone's job to go into someone's heart and change their heart. Your job is to tell people what the truth is. And the reality of it is while we're sitting here while I'm sitting here, constantly paying for the disease to kill was free.

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Back here on the D show, shake

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We're running out of time. So if you can now give some closing comments and suggestions for those people out there who agree with what's in their very nature that I didn't create myself, I didn't just come from nothing that there is a God there is a creator in Arabic we call him Allah, the same God that Jesus worship, the same God that Abraham know and all the messages of God. Jesus said, worship the Father who art in heaven. And that's what we're doing just just worshiping God giving God all the rights, making God the center of attention in our lives. People are struggling, they're a little bit nervous, they're you know, they're they're scared what he or she or my boss, or this

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person gonna say they're struggling, but they have it in it in themselves, that they just need a little bit motivation, a little bit encouragement, please talk to him she.

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I think when when it comes to a relationship with God, again, goes back to the issue of how grateful we are to Allah, how grateful we are to God. And the more that realization that sin, the more you will begin to practice and the more you will begin to see the wisdom of Islam, because every virtually everything that you study about Islam, it makes sense that yes, this is definitely the right thing to do.

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Now,

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it is still important for us as Muslims, to stand for what is right, to stand up for the truth. And as Muslims

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in this world, when people adopt a system, that is, that does not come from Allah subhanho wa Taala. They inevitably make mistakes, and they hurt other people, Islamic way, is a solution to all the problems that humanity in general faces. Islam, being a complete way of life has a solution for everything. For us as Muslim, whether it's educationally, whether it's spiritually, whether it's politically, whether it is economically, Islam has its body of knowledge that deals with each one of these areas. Now, as we close, one of the most important things for us as Muslims, is to understand that the Muslim identity is under attack. And to know that there's a lot of pressure for Muslims not

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to be who they are supposed to be. And hence it is even more critical. It is even more crucial for the Muslims to practice more and more of what Allah and His Prophet have asked us for the practice of Mohammed May peace and blessings be upon him. He one time he said he was asked who are the friends of Allah? And he responded by saying that the friends of Allah are those people that when they are seen, Allah is remembered. Allah is remember. So I would encourage all of us to begin to learn more and more about Islam and begin to practice more and more about Islam and begin to live in a community setting. So you're encouraged and you're more and more motivated to practice Islam. Jake

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thank you very much we began with peace we end with peace and may God Almighty the creator Allah reward you for being with us. Thank you

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and thank you everybody here for being with us stick around we're gonna do another show inshallah in a few.

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And for those who are out there who want to learn more about Islam, call the number on the screen one 800 662 Islam pick up the verbatim Word of God the Qur'an. We'll see you next time peace beyond to you.

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I'm not afraid.

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I'm not afraid.

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I'm not afraid.

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I'm not afraid.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Salaam Alaikum. Peace be with you. We greet you with the greetings of all the messages of God that greeting a peace. And after that we can say what's up How you doing? But we started with peace. And we're here in front of a live studio audience in Washington DC. Is everybody having a good halau good time.

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Let's do it one more time to

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raise the roof. Haha hamdulillah. I'm excited. I'm excited to be here. And it's something beautiful because the more you learn about this Deen this way of life that is ordained from the cradle.

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To the heavens on Earth, the more your mind, it starts to increase. And as a blessing, one of the great blessing that Allah the Creator has given me the ability to be here. And then we're be able to be here together. So it's double the reward. I'm getting the benefit, press record, and then share it with the world hamdulillah so we can all benefit together and today's topic. So nice topic, today's topic, wherever you're watching around the world around the globe, is that peer pressure, you got your peers, you got your group of friends. And now they're putting pressure on you, you're trying to do good, but then they're calling you too bad. You're trying to stay on the correct way,

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the way that is ordained from none other but the Creator of the heavens and earth, and they're over here trying to influence you, you to go the wrong way. So we want to get some advice on how not to succumb to that negative, bad peer pressure. We come back here live from Washington DC. On the D show with my next guest Shaquille now Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille We'll be right back

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his messenger

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Jesus was his messenger

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Why did that maybe maybe it's just a break the ice salaam aleikum share, when it comes to that one, I'm pleased to be with you. How are you guys going hamdulillah praise that a crater and heavens and earth has given us this ability to be here. So we're going to be because time is short, we have so much to talk about. And this way of life is about advice, advising the good advising people to stay away from bad and that definition is defined obviously not by our desires, but is defined by what God Almighty the Creator is defined as good. And that's the ultimate good and we want to do good because we want the reward the reward a paradise we want to get to paradise because this life is

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short, you can die at any time. So peer pressure sometimes gets people away from doing good for instance, you know, give you an example young man young boy young women, they're a little social event and you know what they get a little bit trick trap and they go to a place and a thought is going to be just you know, having some lunch and dinner next thing you know that the bond is coming up. These guys are doing it the guy sticks around for a little bit. You know how the guys get around the guy Go, go, go, go go. And next thing you know, he's chugging the bong and now they're like, come on, man. Just try it man. Beat What? Just try it. Come on. He's like, and then he starts

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blushing. He's like nervous. He wants to escape. But he's got about 10 football players around him. Come on. Why? Why you're acting like a girl man. He knows he shouldn't be drinking. And he sir comes. How do we not succumb to that peer pressure shake. Give us some advice? Well, I think the first thing everyone should understand that peer pressure is not something new. It's existed in history. It exists today and it will exist. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned peer pressure talked about peer pressure in the Quran. In the Medina agera mukana. Mina Latina M and yellow cone with Mr. Ruby him it alarmism. Lots of the criminals. He used to laugh at the believers. So they'll call you

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girly. They'll laugh at you. They're scoff at you know holla Islam was building the ship. They were laughing at him. It's not raining. There's no flood. Why are you building a ship? You know, we have our pants above the ankle, they say the same thing. There's no flood was your pants above the ankle, right? So they're gonna, they're gonna scoff. They're gonna laugh. They're gonna make fun. But the key solutions, the strength comes in the same sort of

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ties. A challenge of peer pressure with the ACA for yo Molina ama know, Allah subhana wa says down that day, hereafter, the believers will laugh, whoever gets the last laugh. laughs the best, but one shouldn't be afraid of peer pressure. It exists. It's part of life. One should know how to deal with it. The way to deal with it is to at that moment when you're being pressured, make yourself with the actor. Put yourself in a completely different world, the Apsara and that's how you get yourself out of that current situation. Should you always you just mentioned I hit up now. This is the hereafter should you always be thinking is it good to fantasize because you know, people end up watching TV

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and they

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kind of fantasize about the wrong things. You know, we had what's his name, congressman or senator Wiener? That's his name Wiener right? And he was fantasizing got him in a lot of trouble. So people are fantasize should we as those who believe in the one God and last and final messenger including all the messengers of God, including Jesus, Moses, Noah, should we fantasize about the reward

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of Paradise getting to see the face of our Lord getting to be in eternal bliss and happiness and this will this encouraged us to be on the correct way and not to succumb to temporary joys temporary amusement and temporary fun. We have to be alone No one day came to the house of the Prophet Mohammed says enemy saw. It was basically beer, a caught in the water, skin, rough some had marks in his body for sleeping on that rough caught on what have you learned, started to weep, said O Messenger of Allah. The kings of Rome and Persia have all this luxury. Why don't you make dua that Allah give us something prophesized from hearing that from the car, he said, official kin, anti

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amateur bar under law madonia one and he stood up and he addressed this issue and he said, situation he said, Are you in doubt? Or

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the opposite of certainty? Are you in doubt? ordinal kebab, also animal hotbar Aren't you pleased? At eight get this dounia we get the

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the here the Prophet assassin was teaching him how to fantasize about the Apsara you see a situation not pleased with you see a situation you wish could be better but you have nothing at that moment to make it better. fantasize about the alpha. That's amazing. Amazing. Also, I mean, there's the flip side to that. I mean, we're yearning for that eternal bliss and Paradise by doing good Islam calls to everything good, noble behavior character, being good to your neighbor, non Muslim or Muslim and worshiping God on his terms, not making up you know, things according to your desires. So you get the reward on that day of judgment.

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But also, are there consequences that a person who disobeys the crater lives life according to the desires that they should think about to the Hellfire very hot place? We don't want to be there. So you think about this to fit? And I mean, some of the times that youth they may say, Well, we're young, we're gonna fool around a little bit. You know, here in America, or most cities people get sewers when they're 35 or 40. Now, right.

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30 is the new 18 I don't know what it is right. So they get sewers that are very late age. But in Islam, we get serious and mature at an earlier age. The province of Lesotho when it came time to send an ambassador to Medina. It is said Abu Bakar, who was his right hand man was the most knowledgeable companion. He said musashino Amir, a young man carry the message of Islam. So the youth may at times, well I can fool around a little bit now and they'll get serious later. But what they have to remember is how Allah subhanaw taala talked about you he said in no fit get to an AMA neurobion was it an armada that talked about the people of the cave. They weren't they weren't

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elderly people, although that surely they were fitted they were young men who believed in Eliza was and it went against the peer pressure to worship idols to make sure so much to the point they did not compromise on the resort and went to a cave. The Prophet Mohammed says I'm talking about seven people who'll be under the shade of Allah and day where there's no shade, talked about that the hotness in hot sun will be brought a mild close, we will sweat as we've never sweated before. We think this summer's hot, sweat, people will sweat. According to their sentence. Some people will sweat just below their feet, some people will have sweat up to the shoulder, some people be drowned

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in a sweat, and one of the categories of people who will be saved from that heat. And that's what is a young man, worship of London's youth, we can't waste his precious time, this precious moments in our life, which is the you gotta pass the test. The test is almost over at any time. Death is a reality. We can die today tomorrow. And we need to take it seriously. Now let's give one more example before we go to break, you know Fatima, Ayesha, and she's

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around some people, possibly, you know, she thinks they're her friends. And she's changing her life. She's seeing that I need to get serious. So she's in between. She's in between the good group offense the bad group of friends. What advice do you have for you know, she's caught in a situation now or to avoid a situation where the friends invite her over, say, Come on, girl, let's go hang out at this party. You know, you can come to my house and my mom will cover for us Don't worry about it. We can go have a good time. We won't stay up too late. Everybody is going to be there. Now she everybody who's going to be there. So what should you do in this situation? A couple of things

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first, the first part is to be proactive. Number one, the prophet SAW Some said orangey Latina Canadian

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man is upon the religion of his close friend. So look to whom you take as your close friend, your buddies, to be proactive. You gotta choose the right friends. You can't say well, I'm gonna you know, stay away from the harm even though they do harm. They're doing it themselves. That's impossible. prophesizing forbade us to drink liquor even for Vader's to sit in an arena or a place where someone else is drinking. All it is that it's going to transcend. It's going to transfer to you. That's the first thing to be proactive to select the right fan friends. Number two, we haven't done that and record the situation.

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What I like to tell you is stop for a moment. Or you can pause our smart TVs these day right files can be paused, pause your moment right there. Pause.

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Take it to the end game. What's the end game? If you take drugs? What's the end game? If you drink? What's the end game if you commit adultery, don't take it step by step, because shavon is taking you taking, taking you step by step. He doesn't want you to see the end game, skip those chapters, see the end game, what is the end game, you don't have to live through it to see the end game, so many people already failed. A wise person is the one who benefits and learns from other people's failures. And the not so wise person is somebody who, despite people have failed and went through the path goes through that path himself, then goes to rehab, and realize it was a good idea to get

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pregnant, then realize it wasn't a good idea to have a child without being maybe married to her and then realizes that drugs has really screwed my life. But to look at the end game before even entering to the game, if the end game is good, pursue it if the end game is bad, amazing advice. We're gonna take a break. We'll be right back with more. With Shakeel, here on the D show.

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Outside, everything looks good, you see the $100,000 car, you see a lot of diamonds, you see a lot of females and they think that this is you know, this is a life this is this is like you know, paradise right here are

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not anyone's job to go into someone's heart and change their heart. Your job is to tell people what the truth is. And the reality of it is while we're sitting here, while I'm sitting here, constantly paying for the disease to kill was free.

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Back here on the D show, given some real advice for real situation, peer pressure. And you mentioned good companionship, good friends, you're around Bad Company, bad friends, you're going to end up doing some bad things. Can we give a real live example for instance, I mean, if it's worth something to you, you're going to sacrifice if you want to get that degree, and you have friends calling you now to cut class. You know, to not study be away from the study circles, you'll see like you said, the end result you're going to see I'm going to get my PhD my degree, I'm going to make good money, have a big house big car, you're going to not hang around with certain people who are distracting

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you diverting you. If we want to get to paradise, we want to earn the pleasure of the Creator of the heavens and earth is the same thing here. Isn't it? Good companionship be away from people who are drinking doing drugs? Not like thinking like, oh, we're like so pious and right calling them to this that's better than that. Because obviously, the creator prohibited it. These things are bad for us. So is this a way an example? Maybe you give something else so people can really this can hit home? Well, basically, I think that's a very good point. A lot of people go with the flow, go with the wind accounter peer pressure, simply because of that panic, a lot of

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I'm going to miss out. I want to lose out. We know what when you're a Muslim, you're a believer, it's a win win situation. Always. Always the Prophet doesn't generally describe it at the affair of the believers always good. Right? If something good happens to him, he's happy. something bad happens to him. Patient and his sins are removed. So it's always a win win situation. so in this situation, what you should do and look at the thing that he's going to leave, but don't think it's a loss, because it's actually an investment and again, because the prophets have said man Takashi, and Linda

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ever leaves anything.

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For the sake of Allah, Allah will replace it. There is no loss of love will replace it with something equal to it. Love will replace it with something better than

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if you lose. You let go of that haram relationship. You're going to get a better one. If you let go of that. Oh, well, I can't get a high I'm not gonna want to feel this I from drugs. I was gonna give you something that's more beneficial in this life are camillia

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Sharla humla. Great advice. Now we're going to take some questions from our live audience. Does anybody have a question as relevant to the topic here that they'd like to ask shake? Oh, Neil Young brother here. O'Neill, shake. Shake O'Neill. Just a real shake for real shake for real now. For real Shaquille for real? Yeah, we we have. Do we have we have our VIP guests brother, Sammy. Sam, do we have any other not yet Muslims here that would like because as I said, everyone has the potential to submit to God, the same God that Jesus submitted to that Moses submitted to that's the God the God that created you and everything in this universe. That is what a Muslim is once you submit to God so

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is there any not Sam precedence? Why does it give Sam precedence your Sam is there any other not yet Muslims? Sam, you won't ask another question.

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Go ahead, bro. You're a VIP guests Ask away.

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Well, today, during one of the lectures I want a friend brought me here.

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Let me know that Christianity and Islam kind of share the same profits. I did not know that at all. So I kind of want to know

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what how do you guys feel about Jesus Christ like when I'm a Christian? So when I say like he's the son of God, how would How would you respond to that?

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Right shake, take it away? Well, question, thank you. Let me just, in nutshell tell you that as Muslims, we believe in all the prophets,

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a day of judgment,

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when the Jews will be questioned, you believe in Jesus Christ, their answer will be

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no

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other day of judgment when the Christians will be questioned, do you believe the Prophet Muhammad, Allah is on there? And so we'll be

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lucky the issue here. Let's repeat back. Let's read that again.

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On the day of judgment, when the Christians will be questioned, do you believe in the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salaam the answer will be no. On the day of judgment, when the Muslims will be questioned? Do you believe in Moses, our answer will be Do you believe in Jesus? Do you believe in Muhammad? Allah, his father was so much mine. So

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Islam is the full package? Why would you settle for anything less? Islam is the only religion in the world that does that does not deny a single prophet or messenger of God Almighty. Having said that, what do you believe about Jesus Christ, we believe he was the Christ was the Messiah is a prophet of God is a messenger of God, he is not God, because he was born from a human being Mary, imagine, imagine, is in the belly of Mary, being born,

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the umbilical cord has to be cut off, that's god there that can't be God. Or imagine that being son of the Son of God. If we say Jesus Christ is the Son of God, then he has to be divine, because the son of a human is a human, the cub of a lion is an animal, and we see the Son of God, someone's a son of God, and the son has to be divine has to be God. And if you do that, and you have two Gods not one, and if we say, No, the Son of God is not God. Then what do you mean by Son of God? You say he's a human being, and why do you call him a son of God? Because everyone else is.

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Right. So what does that title mean? So in Islam, we say causes a lot of confusion. So what we say is Jesus Christ, not divine human beings not to be worshipped. Creation is not to be worshipped, but the creator of creation is to be worshipped. Now, I have a question for you, Sam.

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Why aren't you Muslim?

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I don't know.

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Let's find out. Do you believe in one God or two gods? One guy about three guards? Sounds like a little more than just one guy? Only one? Yes. This is Jesus God, you believe Jesus God? Yes, we have Jesus God. Yeah. Here's a quick question for you. Who came to the earth God the Father, or Jesus Christ? Is Christ God's son? Okay, so you said Jesus God, when I asked you who came to you to the earth God or Jesus, you said, Jesus, I'm the gods that

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matey. Got me to so let's repeat the question how many gods you believe in?

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Like I'm being put in a tight spot here not only tight this tell the guy next to you to move over a little bit.

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Okay.

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So in other words, that's what we don't say he's God, because you have two Gods you can't get around that.

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Right. What's the first commandment?

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Oh, wow.

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Yeah, that's I have no other God before what thou shall not die shall have no other gods before me. Oh, the God except creator is only one. So whenever my dear friend whenever the equation is more than one there's something wrong.

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So you say Jesus is God? equation is more than one problem. Right? So is Jesus God?

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I still believe Jesus is God. So how many gods Do you believe in them?

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Technically two, okay, good. No, I appreciate you being honest. A lot of people will say one, right, but good. Your math is good. You took calculus? Yes, it's showing so.

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So there's two. So what I want you to do today is think about that technical problem. And there's no solution in the world. Except this lamp. No, I say that.

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No, I say that. This is what I want you to live with tonight.

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Namely, our religion on the face of this earth. That does

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Two things, believes in Jesus Christ and believes the One God namely those religions

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which religion believes in Jesus Christ, and only one God, no technical problems as well.

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Islam Think about that.

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Think about that. Thank you again. Thank you. Thank you. We're gonna, we're gonna take a break. We'll be right back with more here on the D show live in Washington, DC, in the name of

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the Most Gracious,

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the Most Merciful

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Lord of mankind, the king of mankind,

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the God of mankind, from the evil of who is

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who is evil in the hearts of man, who withdraws from his whispers in one's heart. Have to one remembers of

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whispers in the hearts of mankind of jinn

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secret

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secret refuge with

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mercy