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magical. watch the show, show Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salam, aleikum. regreening with the best greeting the greeting of peace, peace be with you. Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the deen Show. I'm your host. And today we have a double treat for you. We're going to be talking to Mr. Shake brother has sand. That's right. He was in the music industry for 40 years, 40 plus years. He's here to tell us his story on how he went from singing to people such as Ronald Reagan, to singing also to the former president of Yugoslavia, Tito, and some of the higher clerks up in the church. That's right, the church and also different moms, such as shake bender rules and whatnot, to finally

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finally after being a one who has not so Muslim to a part time Muslim, to once in a while culturally Muslim to this debt and the other to get back on track. We want to hear his story. They would say sometimes that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But let me tell you something, as he's going to testify today that you know what, when the truth comes to you, when you realize that, hey, I'm gonna die sooner or later, I better get my act together. And I better see guidance from the one who created me, he's best to tell me how to live my life. And when that truth comes, and you see the goodness that comes out from following that truth, you start to leave off some of these vices, you

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start to leave off many of the things that are of no benefit, the things that don't produce a positive outcome in your life, things that don't help you to become the best human being, but they kind of bring you down. So he left this, and we want to hear his story so we can all benefit the young and the old, the rich and the poor. And it's a double treat, because we have come out and Mickey who's going to be conducting the interview helping us out here. Before we begin with this week's show. We also want to inform you about the new m q. Muslim quarterly magazine. It's out in bookstores near you, Barnes and Noble, and borders, and you can order it online. Now when you order

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it online. You can get the deen show Volume Two for free. That's right for free. So go ahead and pick up this magazine. You'll have myself and my brother Professor Adam black belts in Gracie Brazilian jujitsu. We'll be conducting the self defense portion of the magazine the fitness section. So this is a great deal for you. Get the magazine and get the deen show DVD with two discs in one case for free. That's right for free. That's the latest news. Now when we come back, that's right Hassan is telling his story with Kemal mechi here on the deen show. I'll see you next week. God willing inshallah. Enjoy this week's show us and I'll make a Peace be with you.

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Eddie. Haman hamdulillah salat wa salam ala My name is Kamala McKee. And today we have actually a very special guest with me in the studio, his brother Hasson reds Vich. And brother Hudson reservation and by the way, it hurts me to call you brother I wanted to call you chef out of respect. But because of his humbleness, may Allah reward him he actually refused that I refer to him as shear. But our brother has hundreds of which actually has a very interesting life and we want to talk about some of his experiences. And something else is very interesting for all the deen show fans. If we can get the camera on brother Hasson brother Hassan is actually the father of Eddie, the

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host of the deen show. So for those who have been wondering for the past years, where as he gets his good looks from Alhamdulillah In this episode, we finally have the answer to that question. So first of all, cinemagraph Hello,

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and welcome to the show. And we've already been talking a little bit and I'm very excited to get started. We'd like to get started by by asking you you know when you were born well you don't have to tell us the dates but where at least and what the atmosphere was like the family was like if you would begin inshallah

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as be like ministry, Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

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This is my surprise. I even was not prepared. raytech

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But

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thanks to Allah to be with you today.

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I'm born about 60 years ago,

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in former Yugoslavia. Today's bosnia

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1949

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I'm born in a small town but everybody knows he said about 7000 people

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in big family so called I wanna say the poor but we was little so called poor

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borghetto

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father, mother, five, six brothers and five sisters.

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After Second World War, can you imagine today you have one child filled too much that time alone is no thank God, you know.

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I can tell you know that we don't have that what the child have today in the time, but

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thank God I don't know now he was 100% and you know with us Mashallah.

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Okay now just if you could give us an idea because some people may not have an idea after World War Two, who is in charge of Yugoslavia was it under Russian control many, many people would imagine it was under Russian control, but the reality is no, there was a time when I was born, there was one system communists and was Tito

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machelle he was the one system you know, one party, okay. And honestly, whoever was enjoying the party, they had a good time restaurant,

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there was struggling my father he was working by himself.

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You know, like I said, then also what can you expect except, you know,

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on top of everything he he chews a little bit alcohol also, there was effect every little bit even today from this disease

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and the music, he loved the music he started

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out so he saw that like, you know, in me kind of that he can get me to be a singer you know, and that's the start was start like six seven year old he was waking up nighttime bringing the gypsies you know, violins and playing music, but just to clarify, this was this was he was Muslim by name this was a Muslim family by name Yes. He was like Mahmoud may hold a short in Bosnia, you know, they even even we, you know, our son has, you know, like, reveal the name it was like, you know, kind of shy to say who you are. Okay. And would you be if your name was Mahmoud or Mohammed Mohammed would you find problems from the government? Not Not really. But I now I can see like, you know, they

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played played a very nice role about you know, this religion. My father left me a tool to good good advice. Okay. The number one is he took me to the Imam and tell him listen, he is a Hassan you will meet my boss. Oh, teach him by Allah. Excellent. Even my father he was not pretty like he was part time Muslim now Could you explain what it means your meat my bones because he was done to stand here and you beat them be there but let him know teaching that's that's God exists beautiful just run by the viewers one more time your meat my bones meaning you can whip them and beat him you can take care of the meat Just give me bones at the end that's how there's some cultures where they tell the

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teacher your bones my meat so you beat him and break his bones Just give me them forever Okay, anyway, if this one one a second since my father is born in smaller village and he had to Sycamore he came to this will be good for our granddaughter. What happened one day we was going to visit his you know

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visit his relatives or relatives anyway. All people they know him one religious, orthodox Serbs. Now come on, they bring in alcohol. Oh, no. Drink Muslim they bring him Chai bringing

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food. And then after all, he got drunk on the way he said he told me he says Oh, son

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actually I told him father your brother Baba. You're so popular.

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Listen, build their house in every village.

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How I can small How?

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Let's lay that I meant that's what he meant. Be good with everybody. Oh, I say will love you. Okay. In my life.

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That's least those two. I forgive him. Child Abuse. I've that we call child abuse. He abused me with the music. I see.

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Music that everybody thinks the music is something sweet. Oh brother. I am professional. 40 years in the music business. 40 years for zero. Okay.

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Let's go back to the beginning you said when you were six or seven years old my father raised me up to those gypsies violin says, I want my son to sink. Oh, ditch him teach him look and I was 14 I have my own group

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following Beatles long here, baby baby Bella Bella, you know? 14 1966 Guess what? I have another band more bigger. I start any morning 1415 I

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I seem to the guitar the president of the country. So you got one fourth of July the gathering all of the day getting I sing there. So you got to that level you're that famous. Do you say now I start turning money from music. bringing money that's in this

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when I was 18 I went to army law school.

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Actually, let me go back to the to the demand f3 mom I go regular school. I go regular school. come late to see you know, the repaints leaving kids not perfect. Perfect. Perfect. But Sorry to interrupt. You said after the Imam so you studied with the Imam? Yes. Islam. Yeah. So you further study with the Imam but he also took you to study with the gypsies? No, no, no. No to regular school. Okay. Cool. Excellent. You know, regular school. When I go over there. If I mentioned God, what God God no God.

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That God did you see God?

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Shut up. Okay. And so that then I was confused to confusion.

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You see, let's say those riches, riches from Muslim or, you know, there was two different kinds of Orthodox and Muslims in my town. No, there was no No, no, there's like, you know, maybe one of 1000.

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But what happened? Now I'm confused.

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When this the richest Muslim, his son doesn't go to mosque, Masjid. No, it's not popular. What's wrong? Come on. And that's the society we live live. Just a Muslim name. That's it, but just by name or by name. That's it.

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Okay, so going back to the music, then you start to sing in front of the President. And then from there, where did it go on? Then I went on band we play here and there we can, you know, we we played, you know,

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parties, you know, and everything. And I actually don't know to see it in school. And I went to army in army whole 16 months, actually 18 or 16 months. I play in with our the army Army Band in the town of Banja Luka. You know, after that,

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Army, I finish. I go to Adriatic in Yugoslavia. That's a popular place. It's a kind of pottier that's a festivals. I then I start also nightclubs. Oh, playing in Nice. Nice nightclubs, but time worshiping music. Ah, so

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earlier, you were talking to you about what I'm calling these tiny now like, thing you know, in 20s now and I'm on our 20 already. And then

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my brother, older brother, he went to Germany. And he called me after one year, he says, Come on over for you. He arranged for me to work and also music always smiling music, music music. Could you just explain to our viewers what you were telling me earlier? What comes with music so people can imagine the lifestyle Okay, now, I'm not today. Now. Let's say okay, thank god to one. Actually, he was a he was a Serbian Orthodox. He got me from 910 1112 to get you know, he this this man. He was a boxer. He was a singer. And he was also also a truck driver. And then he, he teach me not to drink, not to smoke.

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But okay, woman okay. So with all this music, there was no drinking. No, no. Okay, that's where all right now What happened? I spent. I left to Yugoslavia in 1970.

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And then I

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also with the music and everything, and working

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mostly the ones nightlife. And, you know, after that, every three, six months, I was driving down to your Slavia also singing also when they calling me to training. Anyway, in 1973 I met my wife that time she was in America.

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And then we met. Guess just one time.

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We see God today. Next day I offer you her. You know, marriage. You didn't waste any time. No, you're my kind of guy. Excellent. That's exactly what happened. after all. We went to Germany she baked to America 1974

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actually in four or five months papers was finished. I came to America in 1974 Okay, music big time in Canada always. Up and down, you know? And then finally I came to Chicago 1977

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that time I had

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Eddie, Eddie. God give me Maybe he actually he is born in Buffalo New York. I lived there

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when I came to America I don't like I don't like it. I stopped drinking with the reason because you missed there is in Germany I was crying for German popularity and everything over there. Okay different you know. Anyway, guess what I start now

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to all the time I was chasing the microphone praying to microphone and to a woman now comes alcohol for the first time now alcohol comes actually in Germany I tried to they call the don't kill beer that's like for ladies that drinky does beard for lace you know nothing but now now it's can whiskey with mixed whatever is there you know

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anyway

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again also this breach America Yugoslavia once or twice a year I always I was going over there if is any any any you know concepts or anything to do you know when the price go there back and forth? recording you know

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and then I record some some you know

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some cassettes some

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some DVDs you know and then what happened

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all of this to this life outside when I moved to Chicago

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then I

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I bought that nightclub Europe at night you bought one yes you call the Europe at night Europe at night. Okay big time show hollow so called stars from Yugoslavia Serbs

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Muslims were bosnia as their band.

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Anyway

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now it's to two kids. I have daughter 1989

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and then

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what happened?

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Finally,

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I I could not make it Thank God I sold it nightclub after that.

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After that, I

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I I went to a Slavia mostly also

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what what what was going on with with my music that came in but one main main key is my mother my father he passed away before I get married and left country

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what happened?

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My mother

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that time it that I don't know I love her more than

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then then God Allah.

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I was not not not believer really.

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Because I was look the way I see now. I was really not

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that I should be you know, but

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also

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a loving my mother.

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I was thinking when when I go sometime to the graves, you know, somebody died, you know, so, you know,

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I was thinking, What am I gonna do? When my mother died?

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And I was watching I tell us I will kill myself. I will lay down with her. Let them Cover me, you know.

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Anyway, my mother she pays to in 1995.

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War start in former Yugoslavia in Bosnia start 1992

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by watching this and television here and they're trying to help the families back and forth back and forth. Anyway.

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What happened 1995 my mother she passed away

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and then 1996 1996 I went to Bosnia Vorst up

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I went to Bosnia with my daughter, my wife and I went over there to do what specifically?

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Actually to visit my daughter. She wanted study. Okay.

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Until then I was.

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Let's talk about, like, say my Deen in my, you know, religion. I was not visiting just, you know, on one time a week, you know, on Sunday night even Friday, you know, my son's eating the massage mask, go play show show off over there, you know, so there was some beginning now just know. That's when it's all the time here in America. Yes, y equals this I was singing 1981 I went to South Slavic festival in Washington. That kinda was Reagan and Nancy, I think in one big hall front of Reagan. Yes, yes. Yes. And then then over here, Allah you will slap tops on basados console's all of those Orthodox Christians in those you know that the Catholics priests is here and they in their

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community. Muslim also moms, many moms here I go and sink to their party.

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Come on.

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Then I told this, that's that's really, that's okay.

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And then

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when I visit 1996, Bosnia,

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I cannot believe

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we used to drink together.

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Chase two goes together.

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Do everything you know, I'm talking about the neighbors. But you know, it was no difference who you are. Oh, we are all Yugoslavia. This in this no religion. No religion, quote, no God, but okay. I see all the three village burned.

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And I met two over there. One American

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officer, actually police international policeman. And he said, Hassan, we need you here.

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We need you here.

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When I come back, I started joined in American army, peacekeeping, peacemaking, force,

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as translator, liaison. Anyway. So you went in as a translator? Yes, I went over there.

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It was. every door was open for us.

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When I went and listening to this people, all

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thanks to Allah. And some of these people were people you grew up with that you knew. I know. You heard their stories. Okay, excellent. I'm going to stop you there. We'll take a quick break. And when we return inshallah we'll continue with our brother has an reservation Sharla. No speech is better than to do that we call people to Allah and to do the word, no speeches better. No, nothing is better than that. Is it true that if one person and Allah giving you the ability to guide someone, the last permission, the creator's permission that is better than everything in this world, but in the whole world and everything that's in it, in another generation, it's better than the best

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of world. But if we really felt that, that he would not be getting out getting out, and this is something that we encourage, all the MSA, all the dowel organizations, the machines to get this we want to print the more we give these to the novices for free for free for free Warner Brothers in humanity.

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So now I cracked a lower cartoon. Welcome back. In this special edition of the deen show, we're talking to Brother Hasson Red's a witch who as I said in the beginning is actually the father of the host of the deen show, Edie and we were left off when you were a translator in Bosnia, and you were talking to people that you grew up with, and they were telling you what had happened. And, and basically, if I understood you correctly, now, there was a split. Before it didn't matter if you were orthodox, Christian Muslim, but now it mattered. Yeah. Now really the mayor but what what happened to me it's

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my god that I believe my mother. She passed away, okay. But the day when she passed away, Allah made so easy for me. I was thinking I don't kill myself. I don't lay down. You didn't think you would have been when I go, there must be a god. That's no, let me find out. Really, you know, why? Why is this happen? By talking to people?

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I start praying. I start even in the base over there we have tent to solo bass beach

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and then I get off to you know, army

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In 1998 first first thing What happened? I come back to us I joined the group go to hedge Raj that's my first day of

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of my life to live like Muslim five day praying excellent and try and go on keep going keep going

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after that 1-234-519-9092 1001 235 times Allah guide me to Mecca Medina Allah Akbar excellent I time

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and then

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like I see here here's the thank you know

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what happened to me

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now

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I know

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Allah lucky know him me when I was little baby he don't he was always with me. I was disconnect I was part time Muslim

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believer that part time Muslim doesn't exist

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I will I will say

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a light look now after five years miracle happened to me again another one

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I come back from touch. I made the height for my father. My

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accepting for my mother

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when I came 2003 miracle happen

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I came home that day. My wife She says her son Eddie he's going to prison for you. So bring it home guess what could an in Bosnian translation I hear what they say my best present I can have Eddie brought it for you. Marshall and how old was he when he brought guess what happened? Now? Next morning. Next morning. We lived

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where the school is like two miles away in my house and Eddie he lived by himself over there

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in the morning when

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I woke up said What happened? He said you know you take something here Tennessee daddy let's go pray

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he never I don't see he also part time was enough so we understand this is this was

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2003 okay 2003 so it's working out for

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you and next to my house is machine

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so you can want to be ready you know I was tired from hygiene that this I mean from a young age

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no no he says we go and see see

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it's like two three miles way too much lease you know more reward he says

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my arafat that's what happens

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which was your dog specifically

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what was your

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number one is you know

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semi my family actually so dad for the family and then you son the next day and then my my family who the sees that and then also from Alma Omar beautiful every guide

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well i i don't see now let's say that

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different because of people is they don't know they don't see you know? Nowadays can what husband Why don't you think why don't you do this? Why don't listen. If you give me whole world will lie. Or Allah don't don't let me go to the microphone. Guess what? Also five years shaytan the Satan he was playing with my mind once a week they have a music night. He tricked me we go over there. Let me tell you this. What happened

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in one place in over here in Chicago? And I go thinking I go in this bar nightclub where the music's this kind of singing they know me that came like so called Star from Serbia. Lady and then this man we know each other for three five years. Zoran college Les Paul okay. He sees a gang lady from Serbian music club. Slavia Yeah. And then night. What happened? I think just to tell him you know, look, I drink chai tea or orange juice. Who is the happiest? We know how cool Another thing

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you know, just to call him to to to worship God no, no, no music No. But what happened next day.

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He called me says daddy we got it Home Depot.

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It can be came to my van. So what's going on?

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Is this okay that you go with a nightclub in it.

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Now I saw who used to tell me you know like you know my life she called it ignore

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what happened? How was he? How did he find out?

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The news got around sandbars nice Sunday calling my brother they readily This is small like what happened then?

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He said I was kind of gonna say you telling me I'm your father you like I don't want to shut up by the way you know? You You don't have to tell me what to do I know my knee like

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and he got mad.

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See if you think

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the milex mocking that you know, Angel were working in the in the in the in this in this nightclub over there. And you calling God to help you there

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you go

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three blocks I

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look

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back. Forgive me sir.

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says it.

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It's like

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four or five years.

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Thank you. There's so many people still in this lifestyle. They think they're happy. They're chasing happiness like this. Yeah.

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You know, we're actually we're actually going to end we have very little time left and there's probably still a lot more that we can hear from you. And you know, what may Allah reward you and accept from you your good deeds and your apprentice and mela accept from your family less than for you to you. Which is, which is a very nice relationship that naseeha goes both ways from the Father to the Son and the son to the father as well. So that's a great blessing. So brother hasn't done it was a pleasure talking to you. I'd like to thank you very much for sharing your story. And we'd like to thank everyone else for watching and inshallah we'll continue at another time talking a little

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bit more about you know, the, the world in the pool of the shaytaan.

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drawn to Allah 100 for watching salam o barakaatuh, Mohammed, Allah Allah

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The greater

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the profit say submit to Him alone. Whether you're rich or

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the gift of life is worth much more than go