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When you posted this what kind of reaction did you get? A lot of hate a lot of death threats right now for example and because almost 12,000 names have been documented of children that have been killed if the opportunity was to open Would you ever visit Gaza force innocent life would

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be protected and we stand and we're going to Makkah and we're going to make

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you as horse Gracie you believe that there is none that should be worshipped except one time.

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That family to change the world the world boys Gracie proved it in the UFC and he changed martial arts forever and that family's probably the most consequential the most important significant family in the history of martial arts. The Gracie family changed martial arts worldwide

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and His final messengers, Muhammad peace be upon him? This is our religion Islam. Nice love this sister dijo.

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I would only talk to you about explaining how much respect I have for the faith of Islam Show. Welcome to the deen show. The dean show.

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I still only completed a piece walked into the show. I'm Eddie, your host and I got two esteemed guests. To my right. I got shaved off man Eben Farouk no stranger to the show and making his second appearance. We have the legend. For those who are familiar with the UFC. I don't think there'd be a UFC if it wasn't for the Gracie family and hoist Gracie, not 123 championships with the UFC is that correct? Brought jujitsu to the Americas all over the world. Now if it wasn't for Julio, what he was doing to create the your see your brother Horton had that division on by a lot of people misunderstood in the beginning. They thought that the grace is arrogant. They're trying to put down

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their the styles. No, we're in a curiosity to find out what works and what doesn't. So everybody claims karate is the best kung fu is the best.

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How can we find out let's put crowd against kung fu. see who wins then you got to take all the rules time limit, wait division out and let them fight. So it was more of a curiosity that my family had? To find out if our style really works. If I find somebody bigger, stronger, you see champion on their styles. Definitely. The mission was accomplished. I got excited seeing him fight. And then I went from boxing kickboxing, and I jumped into this and I don't know if you remember what you got excited? wasn't because of me fighting was a technique that you saw. So it wasn't me. I was just the face of it. It couldn't be anybody. It was a technique to impress everybody. Absolutely. Yes. So

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people a lot of time you try to offer because of you wasn't me.

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I was just a product of my father's work. Absolutely. You executed the technique. Well, very well. Yeah. I don't matter you know, we've got some history. He's maybe he's forgotten. But when I first started, I think it was the Michigan I went I right away I wanted to compete and then the tournament was there and he was actually roughing. Let me see if we can find some old footage. Yeah, he was the ref for the division. I was a white belt at that time. Nice. And he was roughing out I remember then I got the Okay, I got my lineage starts from him. I got the blue belt. Actually Jaza from him. Yes. Islamic method of coordination. We call it jazz. That's a you accredit him and then he, his students

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and so on. And I stayed with the Gracie family the whole time. Although Yeah, I mean, the Gracies are legends. I mean, no doubt. I mean, I've always heard about Gracies and their their contribution and the techniques, again, that they brought the technique, that's the most important thing. Something brings us here something unique. There was a situation we can discuss it and and you actually had a seminar booked in Bosnia? Yes, yes. My husband had arranged Professor resolve it either. He's to have you on Bosnia. And then it was a post. You had posted something. And that's a fire off.

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And that brings us here today. We got on the phone and we got to get out of misunderstanding. There's some misunderstanding. I always can you talk to us. Tell us what was it because that kind of took a lot of people you have a lot of Muslim fans. You know, people from you visited Kuwait, Abu Dhabi. You've been all around the Muslim world. And you when you posted this

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What kind of reaction did you get? A lot of hate?

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A lot of death threats to people like you come over here, we're going to kill you and to call me names and

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but if you read the post carefully, I sympathize with the, with the people that die in October 7.

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To me, it's like

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you asking me? Hey boys, do you like oranges? And they say, You know what? No, I don't like oranges. Oh my God, why do you hate Florida?

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Why are you gonna like the beach? What do you have against the beach? The sun? It's like, no, that's not what I said. I sympathize with every civilian that's dying on both sides. On the Palestinian side over there you see on the Israeli side. But people took their offense that I'm against Muslims. Now I'm not that's the first thing I did was call them my Muslim friends and say, Guys, are we good? Like I did your cousin. He's like, Nah, man, we're good. It's just people misunderstood. This is this is a great thing of having communication. So we can clarify things because people do read into things that are not there. Right? And yes, they interpret exactly what they want interpreted, say,

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like I said, I'm against Hamas.

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And oh, my God, you against Palestinians, you in favor of genocide. The kids, you know, never said that. So it might guess all genocides you see all on civilians, both sides, Muslims, we believe that all human life specially that of innocent children should be preserved. Right? We believe that, you know, unless somebody commits a crime or something that's different.

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But right now, for example, and

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almost 12,000 names have been documented of children that have been killed. Right? None of us would agree that that's a good thing. I think you would agree that those children's bad that's not just children, right? Women, male, noncombatant civilians. And those are it's very interesting, because people don't realize the history before October 7 of 2023. You know, since 2007, the people of us are not allowed to leave 2007. I'm talking about, you know, I don't know how many years is that? Right? It's not too long ago. It's Yes, I mean, people cannot leave, it's a prison. And since 2008, they haven't had an election. So it's not like they can choose even right. And when when Israel and

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the idea of going and bomb hospitals and churches and buildings, the people don't have a choice. So just like we feel for any Jewish children that are killed, if whatever we feel that's wrong, as Muslims we do as the Quran, teaches us as the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him taught us, we don't believe in non combatants even being involved in war. But at the same time, it's very sad when the world is seeing continuously right now, a massacre going on. And people are not standing for those innocent people being killed. The UN, almost every country is saying we need to stop this massacre, which has no goal. It's not a war that we're Israel is going after the

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leadership of Hamas, they're bombing 2 million people that can't leave. It's not like they can get up and go to Egypt or Jordan, the borders are closed, you know. So I think there's a lot of sensitive feelings, obviously. And that's why I really appreciate you coming out and making that clarification. That's a huge step. I mean, because him coming out, and to go ahead and clarify and to talk with us because there is a lot of conditioning programming. And people are getting this vision that Muslims hate Jews, they want to eradicate Jews. So let's start with that. Because you're because you're like, you're you're like you're the mom, you're a Mufti. So you're a religious

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cleric, Islamic cleric. Does your religion Islam teach you to hate Jews to eradicate Jews from the face of the earth? Absolutely not. I mean, if you look at Islam, the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. When he made the famous hedgerow which is when he moved when he went from Mecca to Medina he migrated to this is where the Islamic calendar began. This is a very important aspect of the life of the prophet peace be upon him. When he came to Medina. He made peace treaties with the Jewish tribes there, you know, but no, no cob. I know

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all the major tribes there, they made peace treaties to live and defend Medina together.

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When arriva and others even at

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battles where those treaties were violated. Even after that Jews lived in Medina. Even in the time of the caliphate of Abu Bakr and Omar, later, Jews, Muslims and Christians were there, there were people that would come and ask questions of Othman, for example, if you look at Palestine, and the time of Salahuddin up, you know, salad and

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so, I mean, even any Western historian will tell you that unlike the Crusaders, the Muslims rule there, with Jews having synagogues and Christians having churches and their rights protected. Now, when you look at the issue of Palestine,

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people forget the history, right? When the major populations of Palestinians were forcefully moved out, taken out of their homes, when the genocide that has been going on against Palestinians, for way before October 7. And even now, when you look at the issue going on, it's not a Muslim Jewish issue. It's not like there's any Jews and Muslims fighting in Indonesia or Malaysia or something. It's an issue where, okay, Hamas and the Israeli government have an issue. But the bombing is not a Hamas, it is off by a government by actual government, bombarding 2 million civilians that have nowhere to go 1.5 million of them have been displaced from their own homes right now. And children

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that have nothing to do with Hamas has nothing to do with it, whatsoever, nothing to do with any political party that are being killed. This is where our hearts are yearning, just like our hearts would pain for any Jewish children or Christian children, or the children of any atheists. We don't believe that that should be that should be acceptable, especially by our actual government. I mean, a government that is got, you know, $50 billion of us tax dollars going right. So I mean, our senators are writing billions of dollars of checks that could go towards health care, that could go towards jobs that could go towards helping the US where it's needed, and bombs that are being bought

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from that are killing innocent people. And this is where I think all of us would agree this is wrong. I don't I don't know if if voice knows, maybe does but are many people our viewing audience that before 1948 You had Jews, Christians and Muslims living in a relative peace there should Jerusalem there was a piece. But then what happened was you had the Europeans coming over. And now what's called Zionist So Muslims have nothing against Jews, because I've had many Jewish rabbis is explain what design ism is. So it's a different geology that came up to make a homeland for the Jews. I mean, it's a well known ideology. But the interesting thing is, there are many Orthodox,

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practicing religious Jews that are very opposed to Zionism, to Zionism came about Jews flourished as distinctly religious Jewish communities, and they weren't massacred. On the contrary, they went to these Arab and Muslim lands to escape persecution, from the Crusades, from the Inquisition and from many other trials and tribulations and the end even World War Two, the album was lands, opened their hearts, open the lands, and provided a safe haven and, and gracious hospitality for the Jewish people. And that's why a lot of the protests, you will see them as well, because they feel that the way that Jews the Jewish people are gonna get their homeland was through the will of God. And by

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using, for example, the King David, hotel bombing, and using terrorism, for the goals of Zionism, which is historic. Many Jews feel that they caused this conflict that is still going on. And again, World War Two and the Holocaust and all that happen is something horrible, and we condemn it. And I think it would have been a great idea to cut a piece of Germany and give it to the Jewish people as a homeland for the horrible massacres that they went through at the hands of the Germans. I just don't understand what the Palestinians had done to be kicked out of their homes. And because of what Germany did, and because of that conflict that the British and the Europeans started, we're still

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seeing this problem. People that for example, I don't know if you've been to any Palestine or Israel occupied to Israel meaning, right. So for example, when you went Did you notice that people that have the Jewish faith have different rights and those of the Christian or Muslim faith? For example, in Tel Aviv, we're in an urban telling you I've been to Jerusalem Accords, regular Jews can walk around with guns, but Palestinian police can even have guns. So that's not a state that has equal rights for the citizens, right. That's an apartheid where some people are given certain rights that others are not. Even when I would enter from the from the border crossing. There'll be different

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lines for Jews and non Jews. And that's something I don't think any of us find acceptable, right. I agree. Yeah, you

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there's a small minority, kind of like we see that all over the world like in America, you're a small minority of group of people that makes a big talk true, small minority of terrorist, right, that comes over and then kill innocent blow themselves up. Sure killing as many as they can. You see, I didn't withdraw many times in the happen when I was there Sure. Is that will the bus stop? blew himself up. For five people, when it's an innocent give some time soldiers, they're getting ready to get the bus to go to work. It's like, I'm not justifying what the what the Israelis are doing, by not letting them have weapons, you see, but it's a question of not trusting. Right? So

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that's the question then when half your population is un according to the statistics right now, half of it is Arab Palestinians. And you don't trust that half. And you put that half behind lines and more than half the millions, right? It's a small minority. So what I'm saying is, when that half of the country all has to share, I'll give you an example. You're from Brazil, right? So for example, if some Brazilians get together, and they make a game, for example, and they rob cars, or they, you know, rob people and steal cars, for example, some bad apples, sure it could happen.

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And then we say okay, no, Brazilian can drive a car. Yep. No Brazilian small minority

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people. So after a while, as somebody who Brazilian heritage, you would get sick of it, you would start saying, Hey, why are you blaming me? For the actions of that small minority? And when it continues when we say okay, well, you were going to take your car, because somebody Brazilian had stolen a car. In the end, you're going to start reacting in ways sometimes in the wrong way, right? Because you just get sick of it. So people forget about October 7 is what happened October 6, and fifth and fourth. And since the 40s 1948. And then before that. So when you have a organized method of stealing people's land, making, I don't know if you've been to Jordan, right? I was in Jordan,

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the population of Jordan about 5 million, 4 million of that is displaced Palestinians. Right? They were forcefully kicked out of their houses, their land, they can't go back to their own house. They can't visit their own families. They don't have any status. What's the population of Jordan? About 5 million? That's it. That's it.

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And 4 million has already let's set a million people walk home. Exactly 7 million. Wow. Right. Once the country came in exactly more than something but let's not judge them Jack's Yeah.

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So so this is very important to always understand the history behind things. How did Hamas get to be How did the PLO get to be? Why was there reason for arm? Because wasn't it before this? Look, we're not any card carrying members of Hamas or not at all. I don't support any before terrorists. It was the PLO, it was whoever I was, it was like when you subjugate an oppressor, people like let's take this legend here. And if you try to oppress this man, like, let's say your family, what do you think in Brazil? They would do if someone what's the neighboring state? Or let's say, Zinus came over to Brazil, and they started to I know, you guys have your father Helio Gracie. Beautiful farm over

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there, right? Let's say Zion has came or whoever, and they started to land grant, like you have how many? 800,000?

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Yeah, illegal, illegal settlements, or people stealing one that happened in Brazil. What do you do right now the law is, you're not allowed to do with a cause.

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There's a there's a name for that for the people that have no land, no homes. If I have a huge farm, if they come in, and they say, You know what we're going to take because you're not using? Well, I use for plantation now. Because we need a place to live in they just take it and the government say it's okay. It's like, there's no way to fight. There's no, we can't buy guns in Brazil. So they just take it. It's like, in there's nothing that people can do about it. So for example, it's hard. It's very difficult. I mean, your land is one thing, but let's say your own home. Let's say somebody walks into your house and says, You know what, my great, great, great, great grandfather lived here.

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So get out. They make people do that. So do you think that there's a name for that for the movement? And they'll come in and go Sorry, man, back your stuff. You gotta leave? Well, I see videos of people come to the door, and they come by massive group. You can fight a massive group for someone who has had that in their family for generations generations. The question is, is that right? No, it's not. It's not

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Not so the same thing with the Palestinian peoples who were forcefully kicked out of their own homes. And the UN has passed resolutions on this, it's always gets vetoed either by the US or UK. Right now, the ceasefire, the entire world is saying, hey, at least stop fighting, you know, let's, you know, you've already killed 12,000 children in Gaza. And these are documented names. These are not like, you know, numbers that are thrown out, at least like humanitarian aid coming to us, at least let the people of us go and seek treatment in other places when they have their legs blown off. And borders have been closed. And this is, this is why, you know, it's very important when we

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when we condemn October 7, and no doubt, we condemn the killing of any innocent human beings. We also condemn the, what's been going on before and after that, from the IDF and terrorist organizations like that. And I think hoists The thing is, is very important, like you were saying that they're trying to make this out like, this is a Jew Muslim thing. And if you look at for instance, like I said, we have nothing to do with Hamas or whatnot. But listening to some of the I was listening to one of the leaders of Hamas, he said, Look, if that was my own brother taking my land, if there was a Muslim ticket, my land cornified, the person taking my land, so we have nothing

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against the Jews, just don't take my land.

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Right? Let me live in peace, don't control the water that I fishing, don't control my electricity, the water that I drink, they have total control over all of this open air prison. They don't even say they actually you know, and this is not open that reason. But they say this is the open air concentration camp, because even the prisoners have certain rights, you follow me that they don't have. So this is the thing where you suppress and you subjugate people to this level and extent. It's like you're creating an atmosphere of hate, and you're creating this atmosphere of resentment because Muslims don't. And you can, as a religious figures substantiate this, that we don't have a

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history of persecuting Jews, Muslims, Jews ran away from persecution, to Muslim lands. Interestingly, I was speaking to somebody from Morocco recently, and they were talking about the Spanish Inquisition, when the people of Europe they took over Spain after the Moors had ruled it, and they massacred the Jews and Muslims and other types of Christians that they didn't approve of. The Spanish Inquisition is world famous. You can Google it. Many of the Jews from Spain, they actually went to Morocco and Algeria and Northern Africa to seek refuge and they live there financially, very strong, and successfully for generations. Till today, you know, so this is not

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about, you know, Jew and Muslim. It's obviously about oppression of people and innocent lives that are being lost. And I think we all agree that, you know, innocent life should be protected. All human life is, of course, not just children, but

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I mean, women, I mean, men, even right now, as we speak, there's still a genocide going on. There's still bombs being dropped kids that are being killed hospitals that are being bombed, churches, mosques, and so on. And the world is watching, not speaking out, you know, yes, October 7, but what about, you know, now we're into March almost right. And, you know, everything that's been going on before that, and since that is what people forget. And, again, I really appreciate you coming in making this clarification that you stand with the people of Palestine and you stand with the innocent of Israel and other places, and everybody who's innocent, should be protected. Regardless.

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They don't stand us with a terrorist group. Yes. Doesn't matter where they're from, or their idea for so on. It doesn't matter if they're just killing innocent people. Yes, I'm against that. That's why my father always said

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I'm from Brazil. But you never saw me carrying a Brazilian flag. Because my father said you belong to the world. That's beautiful. I've been to Qatar. How'd you like a way to buy Jordan?

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As an Asian to my been all over the place over there, the Middle East, and I always joke, I love it. I love the food. The food is awesome. The food is amazing. Yeah, I was just there myself. I was in Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait and Doha, Qatar. And I gotta say the food was amazing. Yeah. But I don't know. Like my I agree with my son. I don't know if I can do the Ramadan. For what for how long? You don't eat for the morning sunrise to sunset for how long? How many days? Susan on a week, every night. But But how many days for one month?

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During the daytime? Yes. I don't know if I can do that. I think you're very difficult. For a couple of days. You're very competitive. So I'm sure and if you're doing it for the right reason, because if you're just doing it for yourself, but when you confirm that this is indeed from the Creator to heavens and earth and you're doing what God wants you to do, you're definitely up

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for a cup. I can spend two days how many people have said this how many people have said this You

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No eating for two days after that we eat

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so the thing is you're not eating the whole time because you eat at night right? So for I'll tell you what I can tell you're a well disciplined man right to be at the level that you were, I mean, from grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and so on. You had to discipline yourself. You couldn't eat what you want, right? I'm sure if you were just sitting on a couch popcorns and ice cream and sodas, you wouldn't be in the shape that you are you'd be

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right hey, I'm on the same fighting wave again

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30 years How did you maintain that discipline? There is your key same thing with Ramadan if disciplined but

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You guys

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eat at night, right? We do. I like my sleep into sleeping is part of my routine over here with discipline. That's how you

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skip a couple of days.

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To a day.

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Couple of days. I've been actually three and a half days without eating at all. Oh, just drinking water. That's amazing. That's how discipline I'll tell you what let's do this. But this coming in Ramadan around the 10th 11th of March we'll start Ramadan mean you will do one day together. I mean, I'm gonna do the whole month. I call you a couple days. A couple of days. No problem. But once you do that, it's after Sun Sun from sunrise to sunset. You're going to be straight water. Nothing no water, no food, no sexual intercourse. That's it. So let's go to a place with a

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very short

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couple of hours I'm not eating and we're good to go. But I'll tell you I have a lot of friends that reverted came back me became Muslims. And a lot of once you I want you to before you can now define what a Muslim is because a lot of times people will stigmatizing Muslim terrorists Muslim, Arab Muslim in the desert. Right and a camel, what is a Muslim? Yeah. So I think first and foremost, just to be clear, it wasn't Palestinian, Palestinians and Hamas. Right so Palestinians is a nationality. Many Palestinians are Christians, many, many are Muslim, many are of other denominations, you know. So that's the nationality Arab is a ethnic race.

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less than 14% of the Muslim world today is Arab. Palestinians a very small percentage, but Arab

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Muslim is to submit your will to your Creator. The word Muslim comes from the word Islam to submit, which is the same root word as peace. Salaam, right? Salama, this is the soul if you go back, right? So when you submit your will to your Creator, and you say, you know, My God, my Creator knows better than me. It's not my will. It's the will of the Creator like Jesus, as we find in the Bible today. being quoted that saying that it's not My will is the will of the Father. Right? You know what one important thing what he said earlier, he believes that Jesus was a messenger of God. Yes, we have the direct, right? Well, we believe so we have the same belief that Jesus is not God. Moses, is not

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God. Hama does not God, peace and blessings be upon them. They are messengers, prophets who brought a message, right, which is something you were saying earlier, right. So that that's the same belief so as Jesus, peace be upon him, he submitted, he fasted right in the Bible, right? He prayed in the Bible, he put his forehead on the ground and prayed and when you see us pray, it's the same prayer. So as Jesus fasted as Moses fasted peace and blessings be upon them, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, as I was speaking to a very intelligent son, who's asking really good questions earlier, right? What is the role of messengers is to bring that message and show us an example how to do it,

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right. So I'll tell you this, a lot of my friends that were Christians or Catholics or atheists are Jewish, that are Muslim today, Allah, when they heard about Ramadan, they were like, Ooh, I don't know about that.

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But I tell you when you fast a couple of days, you will love it so much. That for me one of the saddest times when Ramadan is ending. My favorite time of the year is Ramadan. I'm healthier in Ramadan, I drink more water in Ramadan than the rest of the year. Because I'm horrible by not drinking water, but in Ramadan. I'm like, better drink some water. Right. And I eat healthier in Ramadan than I do outside I firstly I lose weight. And although a lot of people have to be honest, again, wait because they don't really enjoy their food and Ramadan. But I'll tell you this, you know, when you haven't had food all day, and you haven't had drink all day, that first sip of water,

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that first bite of food, it's the tastiest, you appreciate it. And then you remember that there are people in favelas to ghettos, that you know, from different areas that don't have the luxuries we have that you know people in Palestine right now that they don't have food because the borders have been shut off.

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So you feel the pain of others, too sometimes, as you know, you kind of get caught up in the worldly life, you know, and Ramadan kind of brings you back to your center, like the five time prayers that we have the same thing. You get caught up in our daily routine money world. You know, whatever your tests may be, everybody has a different test for somebody, maybe women for something, maybe men, some maybe money and maybe fame. But when you stand up and you pray, it reminds you that there is a God that's greater than you that you have a purpose more than just what, you know, making money and living out your life. So Ramadan, hudge, as we were talking about earlier, you know, when you go for

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that pilgrimage to Mecca, and you see people from all different nationalities, and you drop those labels, you know, because in the world, you see somebody dressed a certain way you assume certain things about them, right? Somebody is in a custom made suit with a Rolex and a Ferrari and a Bentley and all of that you assume they're successful. You see somebody you know broke on the side of the street, you assume they're failures. You look at somebody dressed a certain way you assume they're Mexican or they're Pakistani or so on. But when you go there and you see everybody wearing the same thing, two pieces of white simple cloth, nobody's got a Bentley and nobody is on a bike.

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Eating together. Can I go you can definitely come visit for example Medina right now there are some programs that have been set up for non Muslims to come visit Ramadan and Ramadan Yeah, if you want to go to Medina, you can visit Medina right now it's all in

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Medina is the city of the Prophet. It's next weekend what I see on TV that one on one and this is Mecca. Here, we're gonna have to get your special visa, which is the Shahada. So you have to be Muslim for that one.

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Macros where Mecca is where the Kava is where the you know that will people go around the country, Saudi Arabia, most of them are in Saudi Arabia, Medina, both of them in Saudi

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if I want to go to Mecca, the Mecca the holy the Haram The the sanctuary, this is I go to Mecca. You could when you're Muslim, only if you're Muslim. Yeah. Well, that's easy. And I can go without being Miss Medina right now. They have non Muslims that are allowed to visit. Yes. But you can Saudi Arabia, obviously, if I'm Muslim,

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they trust you. So it's on your word.

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But they aren't for example, there is a lot of UFC events and stuff that's going on. I heard Andrea's right now the visa to get in there. It's very simple is La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah I bear witness that there's nothing worthy of worship except the one God the Creator. And Muhammad is the messenger. That's the visa. That's it. I mean, but think about it. You already believe there's one God you don't believe we should worship idols or, you know, cows or anything, right? You believe that God sent messengers like Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Muhammad Do you believe there are messengers? You're Muslim? I don't eat pork. Oh, I don't drink you don't drink.

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You're there during the day. I cannot smoke that how do you call the we don't smoke the house that you call that the shisha shisha? No, no, no, no, don't smoke. I don't smoke. She says not

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that's not smoke Setia I don't drink I don't eat pork that's it so so you're Muslim already? You have the Muslim belief together my beer grown

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as a Muslim, you don't have to have a beer. It is worship. It's an obligation the Prophet ordered it but the core of what makes a Muslim is your belief what we call a paid belief right? So you as horse Gracie, you believe that there is none that should be worshipped except one God. Correct. You believe that? That God sent messengers? Yes. Abraham, Moses, Jesus Muhammad. You believe they were messengers? Yes. That's almost that's it?

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That is that is that can go to Makkah now. Now you can go to Morocco. We're gonna we're gonna do your Shahada. We're gonna do the testimony. And then we're gonna go to Mecca together.

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We're gonna go to Mecca one day, we'll do it and Inshallah, inshallah

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it's excellent. Yeah, earlier, you know? Salam aleikum? You know, like masala. I belong to the world. Of course, Muslims, Muslims are not segregated by race, right? We're not We don't claim to be a chosen people by ethnicity. I'm not Arab. He's not Arab. Nobody here is Arab. Right. As as a Brazilian is Muslim in the same respect, same line would be a Chinese Muslim, would be an African Muslim would be a Russian Muslim. We have no segregation in that. We believe the only person who is better is the one that's more pious and Allah knows the hearts. We don't know the hearts right. Whoever is closer to God, whoever is a better person is superior. This will call Taqwa. Right. We do

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not believe in saying okay, because I'm Muslim. I'm from a certain country. No, like me, America. That's my passport. Right, ethnically. I'm Pashtoon right?

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I don't carry any flags, right? Because like your father told you, right? You belong to the world. I believe that all humans are created by the same creator. I believe the same God that that sanctioned and sent Abraham as a prophet that sent Moses as a prophet that sent David as a prophet that sent Jesus as a prophet sent Muhammad as a prophet. And when I say their names, I say peace be upon them, because I respect and love all of them. Right? So you agree that there is none that should be worshipped except one guy. Right? Yes. And you will agree, you testify that Muhammad is a messenger, as Jesus and Abraham were messengers. Yes. That's the Muslim testimony. We're going to do it in

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Arabic already. All right.

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Peace. Peace be upon him. How would you say that? In sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or you can say Alehissalaam Alayhi. Salam, perfect. Your Arabic is good. Your pronunciation is good. It's because I don't have to twist the words. It's very easy for us to learn. Wonderful. You gotta teach me some Brazilian. Yeah, I speak

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pronunciations. Very this amazing, amazing closes today before we shift off, and I want to obviously hoist. Gracie, who's here with us. There is what many people thought that now he hates Muslims. That's we've closed that door. This is something that you we've clarified, clarified that and just so yes. All genocides agree that you had something with I don't know much of the politics and presidents in Brazil or whatnot. But I was even listening to the one the current president of Brazil, he was also standing on the side of Palestinian saying this is a genocide. This needs to stop. What's his name? Lulu. Lulu, did you see his statements on this? Yeah. Can we start.

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But we cannot see.

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The keynote.

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That was he saw that, Emma Yeah, he was set up to be prepared.

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So if this was happening to Jews, Muslims would also be against against this. And I wanted to make this point because when people saw this posting in Israeli flag, it's what's associated with it. Human Rights Organizations like Amnesty International, even the Jewish human rights organization, they've declared that this is an apartheid state. I know of, you know, apartheid state, just like software Africa was at one time. So this is why you got such a backlash that thinking that you also now a racist, like this state is thinking that you also are somebody who supports apartheid, who supports terrorism against innocent human beings. But obviously, there's a lot more to unpackage.

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And now, you're getting to see a bigger picture. Have you ever got to hear the other side? Have you ever sat like this to hear what's happening from the other side? Why there's this? This? What's happening there? I did one time I did a tour was

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wait, Jordan, as a vision. Dubai, Israel, it was like seven, eight counters that I went in the Middle East. So my post was just the flags in order of which counter I'm going to nice, because I post the Israeli flags. Again. I got hate mail. From I tell them you guys are cousins.

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You guys all cousins? Over there. Why? Because I pushed the flag of Israel. I was like, let's say I was going to wait to Jordan, towards the vision to Dubai, to Israel to because I put the Israeli flag in that order. When you flip it was a picture of each flag. And people send me messages like, oh my god, I can't believe you go into Israel. But it's like, Why? Why? Yeah, so I think that's the that's the key is that when when you look at, for example, Kuwait or Qatar, you know, there isn't a apartheid state meaning. For example, I was just in Kuwait, right. And Kuwait. I was wonderful. I really had a good experience. And I was sitting with a lot of expats, meaning people that were not

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from Kuwait that were living there. And I met people, including in the UAE, in the Emirates, that were not Muslim, that have moved from Europe and the US and so on, because they feel that their children have a better environment to be raised in the Middle East today, then in the Western world, because of all the, you know, the nonsense of being forced on the kids in schools and think you know about all that stuff, right.

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So, when you go there

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You see that people have a peaceful life, people are not being driven out of their own home, people are being killed in the streets and so on. And that's why you don't have that kind of terrorism and things, problems with those countries. The problem that we see right now, I'm not just talking about Gaza, but even West Bank. And Jeanine is when, like you were saying earlier, military and settlers just come in and take over somebody's house. And you can see the videos online. We understand that Israeli soldiers came in this morning and without any notice, without any invitation, came into the apartment and have been there ever since.

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will not speak with you there is a soldiers. The soldiers Yes. What are they doing here? We are in prison here.

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They are keeping here and the soldiers is upstairs. We cannot move. We cannot speak with you. You can't leave the hell no, they told you that. Yes, I can't believe how long are they going to stay? I don't know. Are they paying you any money

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you're getting told us when the soldiers come, they wake everybody up and herd them into a kitchen for hours. While soldiers sleep in their bedrooms. They can't leave or use the phone on.

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When the children returned, we caught a glimpse of two armed soldiers at the top of the stairs, you can see it in person and just take people out of their own homes. And, you know, people that that have lived on a land for generations are being taken, saying well, biblically, it's my land rights. I mean, we could say, well, Moses was Muslim to us. So it's our lands, you know, that's not something you can argue about. So when I put flags of the countries that I fixed, that mean that I go visit

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for one side to complaint and it's such an eye, low, small minority 1000s, and millions of people come here. Now, I get about maybe 30 to 40 people that come in and talk trash, we should visit all those counts besides this one. It's like, why?

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In the way I look at it, it's the only way for me to express and see and talk and explain what's going on is to visit the people in person.

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I think we need to do a virtual tour coming up for boys, would you would you ever? I mean, when everything. If it opened if the opportunity was to open, would you ever visit Gaza? Of course, I've been to Israel many times across the border. That's what usually people when they go to the other side, then it kicks in then they're like, Wow, because they see the reality of what's happening. When you go to West Bank. I don't know if you've went to West Bank or Gaza. life there is very different than you will in Tel Aviv, right? Because the government doesn't treat the people right. I mean, for example, when you were in occupied Palestine right now.

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You nobody controlled food going in and out of Tel Aviv, right. But in Gaza, it's blocked off, right? The Israeli government controls the sea. They control the borders. So even food right now children are starving. Right? So this is why it's different than Qatar, right? Where you don't have that issue going on. Did you hear there's a an interesting documentary where they were showing that

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the people fell assign a certain area, they didn't want to be dependent now on the milk getting from the certain from the Jews, they're designers. So they bought a certain amount of cows. And what this illustrated was that now they were producing their own milk. These are like a doctors engineers. So they got people to figure out how to milk and then they started producing milk and, and then what happened was the government came and they were like, Oh, this is this is a problem. So now they pass they were passing ordinances saying this is a security threat that

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they went, there's a dog, they went after the cows now. So this is just one example of milk. We're not talking about just milk, the water supply the electricity. So imagine you we get pissed off at someone parks in our driveway.

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Imagine now somebody's controlling, you know what you eat, you know your electricity. You can see how, you know, say someone comes in your home and throws you in the basement and takes over your home. So this is the root of the issue. It's again, not Muslims, where as Jews, historically this has not been the case. Most Jews and Muslims have lived in a relative peace, even Christians. But this is like you you were this term. This is Zionist who wants to go ahead and take over this whole area and force people out of their homes 800,000 800,000 illegal settlements in the West Bank, and it's constantly happening with the United Nations and others have conducted that so United Nations

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International Law condemned historian but I heard

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On the other side, again.

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If you think of it this way, right? For example, Do you own a home? Right? What you like California? I think you live in California, Florida now Florida, right? Let's say a Native American comes and says, This is not my house. Would you walk out? No. Why not?

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They could tell you that. Well, exactly. So that's exactly the point. So when somebody from Germany, and Austria and Poland, comes to Palestine and says, This is my home, that's exactly what the Palestinian people exactly what you said. They said, prove it, because we've been here for generations. Well, I mean, again, no doubt all of the Americas was at one time owned by the Native Americans, but you bought a house, you live in it, your family lives in it, it's not the right for somebody to just come and take it because they claim the 60s, their land, right. And again, I personally have great empathy for the people of the Jewish faith that went through the Holocaust and

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the horrible atrocities in the World War Two. But again, that wasn't the Palestinians, that was the Germans, I think it would be a great idea for Germany, even today, to cut from Berlin all the way to bond and give it to the Israeli people to go live. No problem. I mean, if that's who caused the genocide, they're the ones that should pay for it. It just doesn't make sense that the issue happens in Europe, Hitler in Germany, in the Holocaust, and all of that, and then you take land away from people that were peacefully living there, the Palestinian people, and you give it to them, right? That's like me saying, you know, for example, I'm from from SoCal, from San Diego, right. We used to

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have a lot of gang wars and shoot outs and all that kind of stuff that I lived through. And for me to say, I've been through all that trauma. That's it Alaska is mine now.

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The people ask, I'd be like, What do we got to do with this? Right? So and you do I have Israeli friends, Jewish friends, I've had them on the program. One interesting individuals, Miko Pillet, his father was a genuine Israeli army, his great grandfather was one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. And rabbis, Orthodox rabbis who are also their humanity is on and they are also people who come out and speak against this the killing of innocent life that's happening now. So this is another thing that people who are out there they can see that there's Jews Voice for Peace and others to substantiate this is not a Jew Muslim thing. This is just a human thing, that we

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God has given us certain rights. And now for someone to come and say, God gave me this land. And many of the people who even started this movement of theater hurt souls, if you look at it, they didn't even believe in God.

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They you know, so they use this as a pretext excuse to go ahead and justify this oppression and whatnot. And then this, these things that are happening with Hamas PLO, this this is these are excuses to go in there and land grab more. So

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I think we've made the issue. I think we're all on the same page in a Sunlife, which should be protected. And we stand and we're going to Mecca, and we're going to

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do this. So So you do believe there's only one god yes. Right. You have no problem testifying to that. Yes. And you believe that? Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad are all messengers of God. Yes. You don't worship any of them, right? No. Okay, we're gonna do the testimony. I'm gonna do with you all right. I shall do. I shall do al la, la ilaha illa Illa, Allah illallah wa, wa, I shall do, I shall do an Anna Mohammed Mohammed, Abu Abu whare solo love Akbar. So we're gonna say in English, all right, I bear witness, I bear witness there is none worthy of worship. Then word worship, except one Allah accept when Allah and I bear witness and I bear witness that Muhammad that Mohammed is a

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messenger of Allah, some message of Allah Allahu Akbar. Muslim. That's it. We're gonna Mecca.

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Mecca, coming up together. Allah.

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I'm gonna, before we end, I have to tell you about a form of martial arts you haven't heard about? Yeah. All right. So Brazil, you have a BJJ right? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Karate is from Japan, right? Kung Fu watching or wushu from China. We for students have a form of martial arts called ching ching pow. Never heard of.

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Ching Ching

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because he's always

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he's always

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he just eat that's why he can move because you want to pick up all you want. Just arrived. What is it

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Yeah guys amazing we made history here and we're actually at the Dean center we officially opening next week but I got to give them give you a tour soon who's got the co2 We got the dean said educational center in the masjid here in Tampa

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my first pair together and hoist Gracie here 100 law. We'll see you guys next time until then peace with you as salam aleikum, I cannot leave without giving you a gift if you're not yet Muslim and you tune in and see what these Muslims are talking about, and you'd like a free copy of the Quran, go and visit the deen We'll take care of the postage and everything and get it delivered to you and if you still have some questions about Islam call us at 1-800-662-4752 We'll see you next time until then Peace be with you as salaam alaikum remember that the sounder to be here we are blessed humbly love Sonica brothers and sisters you guys know that hadith that the person who takes

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