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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Salaam Alaikum Peace be with you. We have another incredible story. So many people are coming to this beautiful way of life this way of life that provides peace, happiness, purpose, you know what your purpose in life is when you live in this way of life because it provides all the rational logical evidences, the proofs, it's not something that's you jump into on blind belief and faith. It provides everything you need to test it to make sure that it is indeed not man made, but from the Creator. And our next guess he tested it, he verified it. And he said, You know what, there's no other way except this way. And he used to be a Christian went to the nation, and he

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came to the way of life of all the messengers of God, Islam that complete and total submission only to the creator not worshipping anyone else, but the one who created creation. That's Islam. We'll be right back with his story here on the show. This is the thing that

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Salam Alaikum alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Peace be with you shake. How are you? Hello, Lila. I'm very happy to have you on the show. I actually interviewed your brother.

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Imam Qasim Khan. Yes, yes. And people go to the deen show to watch that it was a show we did did Snoop Doggy dog come to real Islam. Okay, and you got to watch that show to see to hear the answer. So that said the deen show comm website or mom costume calm your his younger brother. Yes. Yeah. So how are you under the law under the law allows merciful? Yeah. Now let's start off look, you said some Arabic words we said a Salaam Alaikum I define the enemy's Peace be with you are the main people that we want to reach out to is the not yet Muslims to our brothers in humanity. Because you know, we want to share this beautiful message with the world because we care about people. Right?

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Yeah. So you mentioned a lot just before we start off is this what is the law? The law means the God Allah is the one that created the one who creates everything, the one who is in control of everything, and the one whom everything returns to, you know, the one whom

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is the decider of all of the affairs of all of the people who he created on this earth. You know, he's a supreme being the one that some people call God, some people say, Lord, but we, until all of those attributes by saying Allah,

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is Jesus God. Now Jesus is not that, who is Jesus? Jesus was one of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is, what's his name? feraud. Muhammad, is he got no people say that he's God incarnate. They made a mistake. He's not he's not God. He is not the Creator. He's not the supreme being, you know, at all. It's a loss upon what Allah is the one who created everything, including those ones who may attribute the saying that this is don't Jews and Christians who are Arabic speaking they also use the word Allah correct. Yeah, they do. Now you investigated that you didn't just jump into a slot. You were from a Christian background? Is that right? Correct. Tell us a little bit about

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your story. Well, the story was that first came into the Nation of Islam at one point, and last funnel, Allah blessed me to start practicing

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Islam based on the Quran and the Sunnah. And that's a short story, you know, hopefully by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala, that Allah forgives me for all of the misgivings that I had prior to the information that he blessed me with and now we utilize the information that allows to partner with Allah blessed us with in order to try to help to be pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala live the type of life that Allah created us to live shala but before the nation, you're just like your brother, you are a Christian, right? We were Christian came up in a Christian household, Baptist, Methodist Jehovah Witness where your Jehovah Witness Jehovah Witnesses which one was your first? This are

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Jehovah Baptist, okay, well, that this go into the church with my grandfather, but my mother,

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you know what my father You know, he didn't go that often. But you know, and then Allah, Allah subhanaw taala blessed us to, to accept what we thought was Islam anyway was back in the Nation of Islam. And then Allah subhanaw taala blessed us to progress and to start practicing based on the ground

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And the Sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him. So you went from the Baptist Christian, What had you leave the Baptist Christian denomination to go to the Jehovah Witness? Just the mother? Yeah, he was the one in charge. So we went, where my mother wanted us to go. So you weren't really were you reflecting? Were you just like, Okay, I'm just following my parents while we were there. You were there. We were there. But at what point because we have to, as human beings make a conscious decision. Is this the truth? Or is it not based on evidence? Or is this just something that I'm following along blending in on Sundays? You know, were you singing in the choir? No, no, as a matter

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of fact,

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you know, but you know, at some point, you know, as you grow a little bit older, you get to the point where you start making your own decisions. some point, you know, you go based on what your parents say, and what they direct you to. And then, as you get a little bit older, and you start utilizing the faculties that are Lost Planet, Allah bless you, it, you start making decisions for yourself. And you know, by traveling and moving around, you know, and here and being able to read a little bit and witnessing things, then I became familiar with a few Muslims, that gave me a little information. And my father was getting the information at the same time, and he kind of pulled the

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trigger in the beginning and became Muslim, you know, back at the nation time. And then he came in and asked me about it, and visited and I accept it. And then over a period of time, over a period of few years, then both of us started doing more study and we decided that what was best for us was to practice the Dean of practice Islam, based on what our last panelist Allah said, In Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him. Now what about Jesus being Lord savior died for your sins? Well, you know, that's, that's another whole, you know, whole show. But, you know, I didn't never believe that in the beginning. But again, that was something that, you know, was given to us. You

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know, as far as the parents, you know, this is what we study. This is what we follow. This is what we look to. And because we didn't have any choice at that particular time, but now So, but have you had these

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talks with other Christians now that you you ended up leaving the religion of your parents or actually your father accepted Islam, but you left what you upon as a child? Really? Not really thinking too much? Did you think a lot of it like okay, this is supposed to be salvation for me, if I don't believe that Jesus died for my sins, a person will tell you're going to the Hellfire, believe it or not, I didn't think about it. Like Yeah, you know, for myself, I didn't think about it like that. Once I started thinking for myself, and and investigating for myself, I made a conscious decision to to study more about Islam proper, you know, based on the Quran and the Sunnah, and

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hamdulillah it's been good for me, you know? Because since then, and after accepting Islam proper, I've been doing Dawa, you know, in the institutions, you know, Department of Corrections, back in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and so forth. And, you know, with the help of Allah subhanaw, taala, did at least know less than between 812 100 Shahada. So these are questions that you get asked a lot. So someone says, Look, my parents, they taught me that Jesus died for my sins, that he's God, he's wanting three and a trinity. How do you tackle this question? Well, you know, pretty much I mean, we, you know, we do just the minimum, yeah. on that, you know, because, you know, I

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think about a story briefly that one day Oh, ma, ma, Nakata ready allow and who was given some of the, he was reading some information to Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam. And he was telling me it was some of the Christian doctrine. And then Rasulullah Salallahu Salam got upset. And he told him, he said, Isn't it enough that I gave you or that I gave you the information that I lost upon? Allah blessed me with? Why would you spend time with that? You know, what I mean? So, you know, we don't spend a lot of time with it the way that I do that. We don't spend a lot of time with it. And, you know, we just think Allah subhanaw taala, that he blessed us to have, you know, strong Eman

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enough, you know, to we feel comfortable that we don't have to rely to go back on those particular things. And those particular questions and a lot of the information that we had studied and we live before, you know, we just give it as needed, you know, so we don't go back. We don't study the Bible and go into it and then recite different passages from the Bible and so forth. Because the Quran itself, you know, is enough what is better than the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala, given based on what he said, or what he gave, far as the revelation, you know, to all of the people, his companions, and the people that came after him all the way down to us today. We're gonna take a

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break, and we're gonna continue on here on the Dean's show and go anywhere.

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I am not afraid.

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I'm not afraid to say

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I am not afraid.

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I'm not afraid to say

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I am not afraid.

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Back here on the deen show with shake todich and we talk about your story, people get a little bit familiar with you.

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We talked about you, given or helping people come to this way of life, the way of life that brings peace, contentment, happiness is the fastest growing way of life, Islam submission to only the creator and you didn't want to worship the creation. We love Jesus. Is there something now that you know, when you're doing the Dawa? That what what do you tell people your relationship with Jesus is now I mean, I respect him as one of the prophets of Allah subhanaw taala. You know, just like, I

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I'm excited about the fact that, that I worship the Creator, the one who gave each one of them the revelation or revelation, but I don't look to Him, as the one that I follow. I look to the last, the last Prophet, peace be upon him, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam looked at him, and, you know, we always find out, you know, somebody always tells us follow the last instruction, you know, if you have a job, you have people working for you, you know, somebody comes and gives you some information, you know, and then you come over there and tell them something. And then they said, well, somebody else told me this and you always tell them follow the last instruction. Yeah, so the

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last prophet peace be upon and prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, you know, is the one that we need to follow. So we just made that transition, in order to do the things that's gonna bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala nation comes into the picture. Now you went from Baptist to Jehovah. And now you jump into the Nation of Islam. How did why did you end up leaving the nation and coming to this way of life now the true Islam? Well, because it was true, because it was true, because it was true, there was no information that you know, needed to be

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dealt with, you know, other than the fact that when Allah subhanaw taala touches your heart, and gives you the desire and the motivation, you know, to follow correct Islam Quran and the sun, there's nothing else for you to stay, you know and witness, you know, because whenever I last fundament, Allah gives you something that is good, then you always accept it and the Prophet peace be upon him said, When Allah wants to do something good for a person, may Allah blesses them with the understanding of the deen and understanding of Islam. And when I lost the fundamental, I put it in my heart to accept it and then try to live it and practice it at the same time, then humbly law,

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you know, there was no reason for me to stay in the in the nation, you know, there was no interest of mine, to be, you know, to stay back and try to, you know, fluctuate and go back and forth, just came into it wholeheartedly and it was a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it's still a blessing right now. It's like when you know, the pure monotheism what this way of life from the creator teaches and only worshiping the Creator. Now you went from again, Christianity worshipping the creation, Jesus who we love. revere is one of the mightiest messengers of God, we love him, but as he should be loved as a messenger, not God. And then master frog Muhammad in the nation again,

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being a love them making him into a man to not worshiping anything creation, but only worshiping the Creator. Was that something now when you explain to people that just makes little common sense, doesn't it? Yeah, I mean, it does. But you know, to be honest with you, I really don't get involved in that at all. Because, you know, my focus has been trying to strengthen the families, families, you know, the main reason why, you know, I wake up in the morning for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you know, is to try to strengthen the oma, you know, and the only way that you can strengthen the oma is if you strengthen the families, you know, because the oma itself makes up families, your

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family, my family, you know, his family, their family, you know, and whenever you have strong families with good understanding of what is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala, and they work towards that, then the oma itself is going to be strong, but if everybody is not strong in their family, and have a lot of issues, and they have a lot of misconceptions about this day and about life in general, what Allah subhanaw taala has created for them and the system of life, you know, then we're going to have issues. Yeah. So but whenever we educate ourselves, you know, because that's the two major problems that we have, as far as trying to educate the rest of the community and strengthen

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the oma to make

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apart.

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problems that we have is number one, the lack of information and education of Islam, and what Allah subhanaw taala has created for us. And also people don't feel Allah subhanaw taala you know what I mean? They do anything because they don't have that desire to please Allah, they really don't believe in Allah subhanaw taala the way that they say that they believe, because if they knew what Allah subhanaw taala had,

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obligated us, you know, education wise, as far as you know what it takes for them to be pleasing to Allah, they would always do the right thing. And if they fear doing anything that's going to displease Allah subhanaw taala, they would always seek more knowledge and wisdom and understanding, it's going to help them to be able to raise themselves up and their family. And then once their self and their family is raised up, then they help to deal with the community as well, as like, you know, we flew in yesterday, and Hamdulillah, you know, when we got on the plane, the first thing that the people said on the plane is in the event that the cabin loses pressure, then oxygen will come down

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when oxygen comes down. So even if you're responsible for children or somebody else, is they put the oxygen on yourself first. Because what happens if you lose oxygen, you don't have enough oxygen, you become disorientated. And then you can't help yourself or the other person. So it says, Put it on yourself first. And likewise with us, we have to educate ourselves on what is necessary for us in this life, you know, in this family in this community, you know, we have to deal with it by self, but first, you know, with the help of Allah subhanaw taala, and then give it to our family, oh, you who believe save yourself and your family, from the torment of the Fire, you know, so it's our

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responsibility to educate ourselves, to get the education if we don't know how to get the education, then go somewhere and find somebody that has the ability to articulate the information that is going to help you to be a better servant of Allah subhanaw taala therefore living the life that Allah subhanaw taala created you to live, you know, and that's our major objective, and helping families we've saved over 1000 you know, families from divorce, you know, even some that had already divorced, you know, they've already come back, you know, some of them have come back and,

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and got remarried again, because they realize that they didn't have the right tools or education, in order to be a beneficial person in the relationship of marriage. And then whenever you have the marriages that are strong and tight, you know, and they have the love of Allah subhanaw taala and they fear Allah subhanaw taala and they have a hope that Allah will facilitate their life, then hamdulillah then you have a wonderful, strong Omar is going to be pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore warranting the blessings that Allah is capable of giving them. So this is now what you do now. This is your passion. This is what you are fully involved in is helping helping the

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couples, counseling help marriage commanded helping marriages, helping Muslims with Muslims arbitration, helping those individuals who have teenagers, that they don't understand what they need to do in order to keep them around. Islam, people make a lot of mistakes, because they don't have the right understanding. They don't know how to facilitate the growth in their own families. You know, what, what is? So tell us? What's your experience? What is one of the number one number two, three reasons that the families are broken? up? Is it that husband and wife are not spending enough time together? Is it that there's no order? It's chaos, because what reasons is bigger than that,

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because if people don't really understand what their role is, as a as a Muslim, mate, we got roles. Everybody has roles, you know, and everybody has rights inside of those roles. So the husband has certain rights and certain responsibilities. The wife has certain rights and certain responsibilities. The children themselves have certain rights and responsibilities, and the parents themselves have rights and responsibilities. And moreover, Allah subhanaw taala has rights over all of us that we fulfill our obligation inside of the institution that's created by him, a divine institution that's created by him and overseen by him. So we have to find out you know, what is our

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responsibility and the institution of marriage and family? You know, exactly what am I supposed to do? Maybe we get together and we get married and we say, Okay, I'm going to bring home the money and you're gonna cook rice and you do this, you're gonna do that, you know what I mean? But they don't really understand what a loss upon what Allah sees as our responsibility what what is your wife, right? And are you fulfilling those? What are your husband the husband's rights? And is she fulfilling? No. And what is the rights of Allah subhanaw taala This is all part of marriage in Islam. You know, it's not just us coming together having a good one Lima. You know what I mean? And

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everybody chicken and

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killed, you know, kill sheep, sheep, sheep, you know what I mean? And everybody comes in and talks, it laughs and they go on about our business now. It's our responsibility, you know, to Allah subhanaw taala first and foremost, and if we don't do that, then we're gonna be standing, waiting to try to cross the Sahara, at some point. And Allah subhanaw taala is gonna hold us down because of we did not fulfill our obligation, the way that he had injected it in to the institution of marriage, when take a break, we'll be right back with more here with him on todich under the show, no problem. You can take my daughter to dinner, you and my daughter and me.

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Let me tell you something, it's natural. Just the idea that created it. And He created us to have a good time, we should have a good time with our wives though.

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Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. And most of the converts are women, not men, they see that the rules of Islam instead of constraining the rule set them free.

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Not afraid to say

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I am

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not afraid.

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I'm not afraid.

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I'm not afraid to stand up.

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Back here on the dean show, Mom, Tarik. You know, time is short. Yes. And these shows are really short. And we just want to kind of give people motivation, to continue to research to continue to get convinced that this is the way of life that Paradise is true. There's something beyond this life Hellfires, a reality, Day of Judgment, all of this, what you've done in this life, you'll be accountable for it. And the Muslim family, you know, if you got good families, you have a good society. So give us some tangible things that you know, those who are married, who are going to be raising the future nation tomorrow, you know, that they can do so they can produce good children who

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are doing good and community so we they can be successful in this life in the next well, first of all, we encourage everyone to seek more understanding regarding the institution of marriage. You know, we pray five times a day and we're obligated to pray five times a day. But prayer is not considered half of your day. How about once a week during Ramadan? Now I caught that. But I'm busy working.

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A lot is more important, okay, law is more important. So we pray five times a day five, but it's not considered half of the day we give the kind of we're obligated to give Zakat, but it's not considered half of the day. We go to Hajj one time, you know, in our lifetime, if we can if we're able, but it's not considered half of the deen. But marriage itself is considered half of your religion. And we have to understand that it's one of the biggest institutions of Allah subhanaw taala. So there's more to it than just a man and a woman getting together you like what he looks you like the way that he looks. And so far we get together we have two three children, you know, and so

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forth like that we run a business, we have a job, it's bigger than that. It's trying to please Allah subhanaw taala. And whenever we sit down with individuals, when doing counseling, incidentally, we have one Counseling Center in Atlanta, Georgia, over in Jonesboro. And we also just opened up a new Center in Houston, Texas area, Hum Dil De La, you know, but we always tell people in the very beginning we asked them number one, do you have a love for Allah subhanaw taala. And pretty much every Muslim is not going to say that they don't. You know, then we ask them. Do you fear doing anything that's going to be displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala in pretty much every Muslim says

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they fear Allah subhanaw taala and do you have a hope that aligns with what Allah will facilitate your life there will be present in your life and help you be successful in this life based on what a lot deems is success. And they say yes, then have that a lot and you're obligated to live in a certain way. you're obligated to fulfill your obligation to Allah subhanho wa Taala by being good to your wife by being good to your husband, by being good to your children and educating them by being good and and making sure that your parents you know, are safe, and then and then appreciate it, appreciate it and making sure that you have an understanding of Islam, and what a loss upon what

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Allah has given you, as a responsibility to be able to live in this life and be able to earn gender. A lot of us have fallen short. Because of that not because of the intentions because there's a lot of people have good intentions, but there are people in Hellfire to have good intentions. So we have to make sure that we understand and educate ourselves on what our responsibility is.

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In the institution, because this is one of the quickest ways that you could get the gentleman is in your marriage and fulfilling all of the rights of your wife, of your husband, of your children of the parents, and of a loss upon what Allah and also one of the quickest ways for you to get to Hellfire based on you not fulfilling the obligation to those individuals in your family, whether husband or wife or children or parents, you know, and most assuredly, Allah subhanaw taala because of the fact Allah is the one who created the divine institution of marriage, and we are obligated to go in accordance with what Allah subhanaw taala created Sharla I hope that you know what, you you do

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this now full time? Yes. And if people now need some counseling, correct, how can they get a hold of you, they get a hold to the office in Atlanta, Georgia, we have opened up a brand new office, under the law, everything is private and confidential. And they can call to 815296272 to get any kind of information regarding

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Islamic counseling, or also they can go to our website, Islamic counseling.org. And they can find the information all of the telephone numbers are there. Under the law, they'll be able to read and find out about what we do and how we do it, and how long we've been in, in business to helping the Muslim families keep keeping the families together, keeping the families together. There's nothing better there's a hadith or Rasulullah saw Islam, you know, I said he asked some of his companions, he said, shall I tell you what is better than salaat and fasting? And they said yeah, Rasul Allah, what could be better than salaat and fasting said, bringing people together? Yeah, arbitration,

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helping them solve their issues. What better issues can you fight against shaytaan with by bringing families together and holding them solid, therefore Allah subhanaw taala we're blessed Omar because his blessing the families and the individuals have so much for being with us, Allah. All right. We'll see soon inshallah, we appreciate you for having me here, inshallah. And may Allah reward you for the work that you're doing that's going all over the place. Thank you so much. Lila, on a coffee. That was another episode of the deen show. Thank you for tuning in. Every week, we're here with a new exciting show. We got to get it right. This is the test of life. And God Almighty has

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given us the ability, the faculties to realize, Hey, you know what, I'm not going to worship the creation, I'm going to worship the Creator. I'm going to humbly submit to all the commands, the wonderful things that the Creator has told me to do, and he's got a wonderful reward for me something that you cannot imagine something that's far better than anything that you can have in this life, paradise. And I'm going to work hard to do good to be good. And to avoid the Hellfire God is the most loving, the Most Merciful. And he has sent guidance throughout all the messengers, the last and fundamental problem, Mohammed, he has brought what we need to keep our families together to

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make our lives more fruitful, to have that peace. That's the verbatim word of god of the Quran, which you get for free one 800 662 Islam, give us a call. Give us a call to get the verbatim Word of God so you can understand that you can live by it so you can truly be successful in this life. And the next and don't forget to pick up the new dunya today and also at the deen show calm. We'll see you next time. Until then Peace be with you.