Ayah Series #38 – Is Islam Just An Identity

Tom Facchine

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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the misunderstandings surrounding the actions of the people of Australia, including their belief that they are God's chosen people and their desire to have a strong Christian identity. The speaker also talks about the importance of having a strong Christian identity to avoid becoming a Muslim, citing the Koran as a source of truth.
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Prophet Muhammad Ali Salam, he told us that we would follow the path of those gone before us just like following them down into a lizard hole. And by that he meant, you know, the Christians and and the Jews before us the other communities of faith who had been given revelation before before us. And it's important that everybody knows this, right? But the question is, how how's it going to happen? Because it's possible that you can know this hadith and know the outcome, but still not be aware when it's literally happening right in front of you how this is going to happen. And one of the ways that this happens when we reflect on souls of Bukhara is that it happens by trying to

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switch a laws covenant to an identity, trying to convert the Covenant, the agreement, the pact that we have with a law and to an identity that was one of many Australia's main problems is that they thought that they were God's chosen people. They thought that it was about who they were, and not what they did. And this is kind of like a paradigm, right? It's a it's a huge, it's a pattern. It's a type of theological mistake. And the last part is telling us the story, not just the past time, he's telling us a story because he doesn't want us to follow the same way. Just like the Prophet satellites. Saddam said in the Hadith, don't follow them down the lizard hole, okay, well, how to

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not do that. Okay, step one is to not turn your religion into just an identity, okay? Because we talk a lot about Muslim identity, especially when it comes to the youth, we want them to have a strong Muslim identity, and that stuff is good. But what what we're talking about here is that when we imagine that being a Muslim is just about being a Muslim, and it's not like about acting like a Muslim, okay, so I can have whatever name I want, and I can have whatever lineage I want. And I can say, you know, I'm a proud, unapologetic Muslim, and then maybe I don't pray, maybe I don't cover myself properly. Maybe I don't behave the way I should. What's the point of calling yourself a

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Muslim? How valuable is your identity? Your identity is worthless, right? It's about what you do. And we have this all over the Koran. I lost my one daughter, he says from no sun, right? The sun? Um, no. So he's not from your family. He's not from your family. He's not really your son anymore. Why? Because of what he did. What's the strongest possible bond? Is it blood? Is it lineage? Is it identity? No, it's what you do. It's what you do. Ibrahim Ali Sadam, he prays to Las Palmas Allah when Allah makes him an imam. He says, What about my little Ria? What about my progeny, my descendants, Allah says that my covenant isn't going to encompass or include those people from you

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who are oppressors, the people who don't follow your guidance. And so Islam has got to be what we do. It's got to be a verb. It's got to be a way of life and how we live and if we settle for making it an identity we're following right in the footsteps of those who went before us will be happy and feel comfortable about calling ourselves Muslims, but the substance of reality of being somebody who submits to Allah a Muslim will be non existent.