Iron man and the Purpose of Life with Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef

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Topic of the purpose of life I think everybody like we're here for a reason. And actually, you know what? I was watching Iron Man recently. And Iron Man he gets out of he gets out of the caves and he said if I'm still alive, then there must be a reason on the topic of death and a lot of people try to avoid in and so on. You know like everyday you wake up in the morning you want to say to yourself, Am I prepared to die today? Am I prepared to die today? And that's got to be like in your mind all that's like your life mission. And ladies and gentlemen, here on the Dean show. He's making his appearance. Muhammad Sharif here on the deen show we'll be right back

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set up on equal polygamous Rama, Allah Who Baraka please least be with you please be with YouTube. Now, the million dollar question is what is going on? We've had everyone on the program we've had Sheikh Khalifa Sunni we had yesterday Jaws, yes, it is that every one from because you're the CEO of Al Maghrib. And we've had our eye on you where you been? The audience wants to know not just me, you know, it's interesting, actually, you know, I'm gonna shout out to my father in law. Every time we do immigrants to class, he doesn't show up. And all he does is watch the deen Show. Show. So I said handler you know, I'm gonna come on the Dean show just so my father in law can benefit. Thank you

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very much. No problem. Thank you, thank you, may this be a benefit to the whole world as watch it because you got some knowledge, and you can't be stingy with it. So we're going to pick your brain so we can all learn and I can learn and then the whole world can learn who's watching, It'd be my pleasure. Thank you. Muslim identity Muslim is one who has chosen to consciously submit to the One God alone without any partners equals nothing like that. And just identity in general, people are looking for someone something to identify with. And when you're not identifying with the right people the right thing you're identifying with the wrong thing. So let's talk about this ship. Ship.

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Okay. So, human beings, I think in order for human beings to like cultivate life on Earth, they have this sheep, they call it sheep mentality, and people kind of make it into a negative, but it actually it brings unity amongst people, it's like you can find common people you get together with them. Now this hurting that happens with human beings, what we're talking about identity, if somebody doesn't consciously come along and guide them in the right direction, then you know, the word I would say is like shaytaan are the devil the evil one basically becomes you know, the herder of of these people and their and their thoughts in their minds. So leaders need to come along,

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guided people who pull people in the right direction. For a moment, tell us now you said Shakedown, the devil, is this real? Is this something from Hollywood, Bollywood, there's really satanic forces that are working, talk about this briefly before we move forward.

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Is there a satanic force? I think, you know, there's obviously when you have good you just take it to the other spectrum you have you have bad right you have heat, take it away, you have cold for those people just want to understand that concept. That it might be like you have you have extreme good, and then you that good starts getting pulled away pulled away until it becomes bad. So I mean, that obviously we know in Islam, about shaytaan and it's in the history of all the scriptures. So our agenda here.

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Share is to help people to understand the true purpose of life. Why

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They're here, who their creator is, and we're inviting them to what's good. Okay. And now, before we can even get to that, a lot of times there's confusion out there, because people will have confused like, who am I? So again, they're mimicking mocking the rappers, the hip hop stars, the actors and actresses. So how can we get them away from mocking people who will only lead them to destruction? And considering mocking the best of people, which were the prophets? And the last and final messenger is the best example. Please talk to us? Okay, sure. So if you look at, say, a school that has a dress code, yes. And I remember once reading a cartoon, or an in this cartoon, it was a bunch

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of kids from another school that didn't have a dress code. And they were saying, haha, look at those foolish kids there, they have, you know, a specific uniform. But the cartoon was making fun of the kids that were saying this, because they all had their hats on backwards, they all had their jeans, even backwards, and their shirts and all of that stuff, in other words, that everybody is basically copying, right. And that's human nature that we're going to copy. Now, when you say, who becomes a role model, basically, the role model is defined by the television, it's by the camera. So the people they get that stage are the actors and actresses, they're the musicians, and so on and so

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forth. So you look at our children and our generation, it's like a whole nation of people are being raised up that this is the role model. Now, back in the olden days, if you take out television out of the picture, then who are the role models, those are people who are actively involved in the community, people who are, you know, doing good things in the community, that's the person that they see everywhere, because you don't see actors and actresses everywhere. You see, the leaders in the community hand, say when I was growing up, somebody was a role model for me were like the older youth, the older boys in the community who were doing activities in the local masjid. And I was able

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to, you know, absorb from that. But if I was to go to a Muslim kid today, and say, who's your role model?

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You know, it's going to be Wolverine is going to be Spider Man. It's going to be something like that. Yeah. Now, now tell us. Why is it? Do you feel again, that when we mentioned, like, let's say, Moses, okay, peace be upon him, Abraham, peace be upon Jesus Christ, peace, be upon him, peace be upon him, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And we see we have so much utterance and respect for them. But now it's not cool. Like to bring them up. This is weird. But to talk about, you know, Brad Pitt, Kendall Reeves, J. Lo, we can have a conversation. Sure, if you talk about these great men and the legacy they left behind, I got time for that. What do you think this is? Well, I guess

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that's coming from, from a culture that is trying to pull away from those things, right. So obviously, here comes these religions. They come along and in everybody's saying, you know, I'm the one following the truth. Someone who says no, not them. Follow me, follow me. So that the names that are being thrown out are the names that you've mentioned. Yeah. People are just like throwing them out. But so the person who's listening to that, they just don't want to hear it anymore. And so their solution is to like, shut down. So what I would say is that no, that's not the solution, the solution not to put your head in the sand and shut everything out. The solution is to will search

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out what is the truth? There's a lot of chatter out there. There's a lot of hissing noise, but somebody needs to basically say, Well, what was the unifying message of these prophets? And really, you know, go to a higher ground and look at that, and you will see that they're all unified that there is no God, but Allah, how can we get people to, to because obviously, if you're, you're hungry, you're going to eat okay? But now, if you're not hungry, your bellies full no matter how great that gourmet dishes dessert is, you're not really interested. Right? Okay. So how can we get people to really, to consider this, this proposition proposal to take this matter seriously, because

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the lights will go on the party will end? Sure. And you can only acquire so much wealth? How do we get them because sharing is caring, we love our brothers in humanity, and we want them to be our brothers. And you know, what's, what's interesting about your question is like this person, their stomach is full, even if it's a gourmet meal, as soon as you said that, I'm thinking to myself that I actually I disagree that their stomach is full, their stomach is empty, empty, and if anything, it's the heart that's empty, right? So Allah put something in the heart of everybody, it's like a GPS. So even the person who wants to deny God will not deny God, they'll say, I believe in a higher

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being because they can shut off their brain, they can shut off their heart. Allah is you know, like, it's he's beckoning them to come to him. So this person is actually starving, but they're saying that they're full. So they go into drugs, they go into, you know, into fornication, they go into all these different areas, but they're still empty on the inside. So when we want to come on

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Long and this is even for a Muslim was trying to pass on the message, rather than coming to this person, you know, head on and say, Hey, follow the prophets, I say we address the problem from an angle of, you know, what's the purpose of your life? Let's shut off this pain. And let's test something out. So for example, somebody who there is a rapper, like really intense rapper, and he became Muslim later, and he was doing alcohol and drugs and you know, and the whole deal. And then there was a Muslim who invited him to pray. Yeah. And he said, Once his head went on the ground, the sweetness of his forehead touching that carpet, and he's like, you know, I'm hooked. And that's what

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I'm talking about. They're starving, and they're actually trying to fill themselves but it's not getting the job done. It's like eating cotton candy. Candy. Let's take a break. And we'll be right back with more here on the deed show.

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No matter of fact, you get testimonies from Christians in Eastern Europe, thanking God for the rule of Muslims when the Ottoman Empire came unoccupied, because now we can have tolerance and religious freedom.

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I declare from today, there is nothing to be worship except Allah alone. The one god the one guy, because the Muslims would not

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force you to convert to the religion. And the Prophet Muhammad is the last messenger of Allah. That's the same in Aramaic. Jesus said Allah so it's the same guy just

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for being the gamma so that they have Gillis journey, myself back here on the Dean show. Talking about area, serious issues. You mentioned the purpose of life, many people, they know the purpose of their job. They know the purpose of many other things. But now the purpose of life, the crucial question people aren't reflecting aren't asking this question. Why do you think this is? Okay, you know, obviously, they're not asking the question, they might be asking the question, but they might be shutting it off, as you know. So it's like the purpose of life? I don't know. So let me just move on. Right. But when it comes to the topic of the purpose of life, I think everybody like, we're here

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for reason. And actually, you know what, I was watching Ironman recently. And Ironman he gets out of, he gets out of the caves. And he said, If I'm still alive, then there must be a reason. Yeah. And I said that that's an interesting point. And even you know, it was, it was emotional for me. I'm watching Iron Man, I'm emotional. Because if I'm still alive here, then there's a reason for me to be here. Right? And anybody who's watching for you, for anybody, it's like, when did you think that you had no purpose? Right? And who convinced you of that, and who led you in that direction. So you have a purpose. And if you can accept that there, even a pen, as simple as a pen, if it has no

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purpose? Once the ink dries, you throw it away? It's worthless. Now are you worthless?

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And you'd say no, I'm not worthless. I'm a human being. So then the value comes from purpose. Right? So what is the purpose? What it Why are you here on Earth? And Hamdulillah? Like questions like that where other people get confused. In Islam, we don't get confused. We actually know exactly what our purpose is. And then that's where the peace comes from. is knowing what our purposes now now for our not yet Muslim audience? You said two Arabic words. Sure. So they don't think we're saying some code words here. You said 100. A lot. You said Islam. Okay. Please define those please. Okay, so Islam is the religion of Islam. Literally mean it comes from a root called selama, which means peace. And

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Islam is like a way of life a way of like peaceful life, that's Islam, to worship Allah alone, and Allah meaning God alone, and to follow the message of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And the second word was Alhamdulillah, which is thankfulness. Right? So alhamdulillah literally means thank you, God. I was actually reading a bumper sticker. It's and it's a habit that Muslims do in the afternoon in the mornings to thank God, very specifically, I was reading a bumper bumper sticker as I was doing this Muslim habit of thanking God saying hamdulillah the bumper sticker said, Have you thanked God today? I'm like, I'm doing it right now. We're doing it all the time.

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Okay, we mentioned purpose of light. Now, where does someone who's confused they see all these religions, okay. And they say, You know what, it's all the same. I'm just going to do my own thing. How do we get them to think outside the box?

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arcs, and how do we get them to think serious? And how do they differentiate? What's the true way of life the way of like, God wants that person to live from all the different manmade religions? Okay? Sure. So people are confused with the different religions. And we've all gone through this stage. Even when I was younger. I said, You know what, it's not about Islam. It's not about this, I'm gonna find the religion of truth. And I actually came to the conclusion that I found it. Yeah, right. So this is what this would be my recommendation in the middle. And in the in the quicksand and mud of everybody disagreeing and yapping, and so on, I'd recommend the person to step above that. Okay, now

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you've got higher principles that unify multiple people. Now, usually people who have reached the higher principle stage, they kind of like reject religion at that point, they're like, I'm just going to take the higher principles, but I'm saying take the higher principles. And you'll find that those higher principles are found in Islam, right? So for example, people are saying, oh, worship, this idol worship, you know, this, worship that and you'd say, well, I just want to worship God, boom, you came to a higher level, instead of rejecting the religions. That's what the message of Islam is worship one God alone, one God, one God, that's it, and not. And that's the basis of

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everything in Islam. The other thing is, realize that

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God created you. So inside of you, I was saying earlier about a GPS, your body can sense when some, you know, there's some, you know, funny stuff going on. And the body doesn't, you know, it doesn't accept that. So when you actually go to the Islamic laws, your body is naturally inclined to that. So very often, you'll hear Islam and then you will like that makes sense. You hear something else about us? Not that makes sense. That makes it any, you're like, the whole religions like that. Is there anything just to assuage any fears in Islam? Do you have, like, rolling around with rats, you know, beat yourself over the head with a knife or whip? And, you know, because people, you know,

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they might think these things, that's just weird. It is to us. But what are we gonna say about that? Is there anything like that in Islam? I mean, obviously, the the actual The cool thing about Islam is that there's a set criteria of how to check whether something like that is authentic or not falsification, a falsification test in Islam. And a lot of times, you know, when you have with other religions, you know, some person of authority tells you something, and just kind of like, okay, I got accepted, because he's a person of authority in Islam. You don't really have that authority figure, you've got authority tests. Okay? So if somebody says something to me, he's like, Hey, Matt,

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I had a dream last night that, you know, this is the way to go to Paradise, I'd be like, whatever, right? I'm like, let's put it through the filters. Yeah. And I actually studied that in detail automatically. As soon as somebody starts talking. I'm like, boom, boom, here are the filters. Where did you get this from? So if you're going to make something up, like you made it up, then you're going to need to have proof, right? And if you're going to,

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if you're going to quote somebody else, you're going to say so and so said this, right, then you're going to need to bring up the citation. Where did that come from? So with those two rules, What's your proof? Or where's your citation? Then you got like, that's one of the basic filters right there. So in Islam, we have the truth and is backed up with proof, of course, and we're not doing is not blind faith? For sure. There's, there's no such thing as blind faith in Islam. So before we submit ourselves, did we actually, you know, even on the point of the blind faith, I would say that even the scholars of the past, they would say that it's not even permissible for somebody to accept

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my opinion, unless they know the proof. Right? So the whole concept of blind faith or even protecting the future followers saying that, like, you have to know the proof. So here's the proof. And a lot, sometimes people they just drop the proof of that, like, we'll just take whatever you say, but they're saying like, No, you have to know the proof. Because the authority is coming from the proof. It's not coming from the person so it's not where you start digging in Islam, things start getting confused. And they're just it's a mystery man. Just just believe, is that that's not how it is. Absolutely not. That's amazing seriousness of taking this topic serious death. Can we

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just, that is what helped me get my act together. Okay, was reflecting about death. Is this a serious matter?

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You know, ultimately, you know, on the topic of death, and a lot of people try to avoid it and so on. You want to live your life

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prepared to die. Yeah. Right. So in other words, you know, recently in my city, there was an earthquake. When an earthquake strikes, that's not the time to start thinking about death. You know, like, everyday you wake up in the morning, you want to say to yourself, Am I prepared to die today? Am I prepared to die today? And that's got to be like, in your mind all that's like your life mission is preparing to die, so that when the time of death does come along, it's like, you've been preparing for this your whole life. Alright? And that's what life is all about. It's not about, oh, let's live in the moment. It's like, let's live in the moment with our hearts in the Hereafter, so

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that we make the right decisions in the moment. Now living life according to God's will not your desires. Paradise, is that guaranteed for an individual then, if you do

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All the good that God wants you to do and you die in a good righteous state worshipping only the one God following his last and final messenger, which obviously precedes all the other messengers. the glad tidings, is this, what we're seeking paradise? It is it is. But I would also add something to what you said is that human beings, they make mistakes. Yes. Right. So we're not saying what other people of other religions have said that you know what, as long as you accept this, in that you're gonna go to paradise. We know as human beings, Islam is a natural way and a person will make mistakes. Yeah, so it's not just a utopia or ideal or perfect person. So in Islam, the Prophet peace

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be upon him said, A prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said that every son of Adam, every human being makes mistakes, right? So when I make a mistake, as I've made, you know, today, like hundreds of mistakes, just in this day, I'm thinking myself, I'm a human being, I'm not an angel. And that's what Islam teaches me. And I actually tell you this, the story, I was at a Tony Robbins convention, yes. Right. And I was sitting beside a Jewish man. And, and I was listening to what Tony Robbins was saying, I was getting excited. The big tall guy, the big tall guy, he's kind of tall, like,

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and, and then I was so happy. I'm like I can I can implement what this guy is saying. And my Jewish friend was saying to me that, you know, he was feeling sad. I said, Why are you sad? He said, Because what Tony's saying is, he's like, I know that one week from now, I'm not going to be able to keep up with that. And I said, You know what, that's the beauty of Islam because I'm not worried about keeping up with it. Because I know that as a human being, I'm going to dip and when the dip happens, I just turn it back around. Right? So in Islam, when a person makes a mistake to ask Allah for forgiveness, and Allah one of the gods one of His Names is the oft forgiving, and he loves to

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hear forgiveness. So I'm like, I'm a human being. I made a mistake today. Oh, love, please forgive me for this. And I know that by me asking forgiveness, I'm actually coming closer to God. God Almighty is the most loving, the Most Merciful, the forgiving. We'll leave on that note for a second. We'll be right back from more on today's show. He's gonna be born about 60 years ago in former Yugoslavia, today's Bosnia after the Second World War. 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 and

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my brother, your brother's Sheikh Mohammed machete, machete. And we're really, I'm thankful that you are here with us. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you, and inshallah we can have you back again some time. So now we're talking about we started out talking about identity. Okay, so we define somewhat just gave people somewhat of a taste of what Islam is about. Okay, so if you push towards identifying more with Islam,

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the creator, his way of life that he's given to us to live by? What are more of the positive outcomes that you'll have, as opposed to identifying again, with the TV stars with the rap stars, etc, etc. Okay, perfect. Okay, so, Allah or God has he created human beings, he knows, like the master plan of where we're all going and what brings what will bring us prosperity and what will not so for example, something like alcohol, as a Muslim, I don't drink alcohol. So the people that are caught up in their addicted, it's causing all the harms. I'm already protected from that, because Allah protect it when it comes to, you know, the mortgage crisis in the US. As a Muslim, I'm not

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involved in taking or receiving interest. So because of that, I don't have a house. I didn't get involved. So when the market collapses, I'm already saved from it because I was never there in the first place. Right? And so the only one

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And who's saving me from all of this is Allah Almighty and is because I've taken those promises, God's message, and implemented in my life. And I've been saved from these harms. Maybe in the short term, if somebody was to say, hey, just have a glass of wine, it seems like I'm missing out or so on and so forth. But look at the long, long term effects of those things. And you realize that Islam has protected the believers. And sometimes I'm like with my wife, and I'll say, You know what, we really need to be thankful for this religion of Islam, because of how many vices we've been protected from, because of Islam. Big time, big time. And we thank the Creator of the heavens on

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earth, for guiding us to the truth and protecting us. And tell us now for the Muslim, that is a little nervous about his identity. So you'll say, and you'll be happy to see the person and you want to give him the salam es Salaam aleikum. Hey, how you doing? Are you say, you know, Muhammad is that you know, is that exactly Mo? What advice do you have for them? Okay, so when a person, I have this, this criteria, I tell a person that, you know, if you're going to a park to pray, and you feel nervous, whose permission do you need? If they gave you permission, you would feel comfortable praying? So I'm like, what is it the government that you want to give you permission to pray? Is it

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you know, like, a non Muslim walking by you want them to give you permission to pray, who if they gave you permission, you would be fine. And then when they if you identify who that person is, because even in the example that you gave, they've got a co worker, that they've actually made like their slave master, right? And they become a slave to them. And it's like, oh, well, I can tell you what my real name is because slave master, so and so. And that person doesn't even know they were made the slave. It's like arbitrary. They've put people in their lives above, you know, themselves. And I would say, so when I'm going to pray and I started to feel nervous. I say to myself, I don't

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need anybody's permission to pray. And nobody's my slave master, I'm a free man, right? Land of the Free Home of the Brave. And that's what it is Muslims need to be. You don't need anybody's permission to pray to Allah Subhan Allah. Now we want to talk to our sisters who we love so much. And they also have an identity, the Muslim identity, but some of the Muslim sisters, they're a little more scared of the environment that people might say, so they live far away from wearing the proper identity to hijab. What advice do you have for them? Okay, it's the same concept as well. It's,

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we were saying earlier about kind of like the sheep mentality, we want to identify with a group of people when you're living in an area in a community that's not worshipping Allah, you actually have to go against the, that sheep reaction. And you've got to say, You know what, I'm a leader. I'm not a sheep here. So what this sister you know, that's the, you know, the pull of the sheep the pull of the crowd, or is she gonna pull away and identify herself, so she really does have a big test. But here's the beautiful thing for a Muslim sisters is that because in an early age, they're like, dressing differently, they have to become stronger at such an early age. So their identity. In fact,

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if you take a Muslim man and a Muslim woman, a Muslim woman who's like wearing hijab, she's usually much stronger than the man because her identity has been, you know, brought up all these years. And that, interestingly is that protection, they always speak about Hijab as a protection. A lot of people don't realize that your identity is being protected and your character and your strength is being protected because you're not becoming a sheep when you were that closing comments and suggestions for those who are having identity crisis. If you have an identity crisis, I say invoke the sheep okay. And by that I mean that you will have a sheep meant a sheep reaction. So get with

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good companionship, go to your local Masjid find some good people and and say basically, like, I want to, I want you to be my shepherd, right and I want to be in this companionship. So if you with a group of three four people that don't swear, and you say a swear word there kind of shy away from that you'll feel bad and you'll start changing your vocabulary with a group like that. And that would be my suggestion, getting some good companionship. We started with peace we end with peace Salam lako Manik masala May God Almighty Allah reward you. Thank you. Thank you very much. And that was my brother and your brother, Sheikh Mohammed Al Sharif, here on the deen show, given us some

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great advice, establish your identity, and the creator of the heavens and earth has told you what your identity needs to be. You need to be a Muslim one who has chosen consciously, not by coercion, but has made a rational decision that I want to do God's will I want to do all the good that the Creator of the heavens and earth has told me to do. And then the reward is paradise. Jana, so do this good. beseech Him, ask Him pray to him repent to Him alone without any partners co equals no one nothing is like God and pray to that one God and

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Going Gets Tough or whenever you're in distress. He is the only one that can answer that. Call your prayers. And we'll see you next time continue to tune in every week to the D show until then, peace be unto you

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