Tom Facchine – Muslim Influencers Profiting from Apartheid

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The hosts of theifying livestream discuss political and political topics, including the importance of learning about political realities and finding a strong political stance. The conflict between the Israeli Defense Force and the Israeli Acadiana is discussed, with the Israeli Defense Force being the best choice for protecting Israel. The conversation covers the history and actions of the United States government, including their actions towards decreasing the Muslim population and their response to recent protests and actions of the Zionist movement. The agenda provides a recap of the agenda and a discussion of the sunadia, while the recap of the agenda also covers the importance of timing and measuring leaders, dedication to fixing mistakes and bribery, and the need for dedication to fixing mistakes and bribery.
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Assalamu alaykum Rasool Allah everybody. Welcome back to

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Yaqeen's weekly livestream. I'm your host, Imam Tom.

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It's a pleasure to have you as always.

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Today we're gonna be mixing up in a

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little bit and doing something a little bit

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different. We're going to put your questions at

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the very front of the episode. So if

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you have anything at all, any questions that

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you'd like discussed, something on your mind, something

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you've always wondered about,

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then send it right now. Send it in

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the chat below.

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After we check-in and see where everybody's tuning

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in from tonight, we'll be going through your

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questions, and we'll also be going through questions

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as we continue through the program tonight. Got

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a very, very solid episode for you all.

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As normal, we're gonna be talking about the

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current events, the Rafah massacre,

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or the the quote unquote rescue mission

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that took place,

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as well as

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the Gaza peers'

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insidious,

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nefarious

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role in that

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massacre, we're also going to be addressing normalization

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and some doubts, some common and, some common

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doubts about normalization,

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which is going to be a really, really

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important segment of today's show.

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We're also going to be changing a little

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bit the way that we do their own

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section. We're going to be asking you questions.

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So we'll see what you all know.

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And we'll

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be hopefully having a little bit fun with

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that. And we finally get to finish

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our book on self development today, the book

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about leadership,

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21 laws of leadership. We're doing laws

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192021,

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which means

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that next episode we will be starting a

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new book, and that is exciting.

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But first, let's see who all is tuning

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in tonight and where everybody's from.

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Assalam,

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miss S. We have Mohammed Jahid from California,

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Agha Mohammad Sahin, Rahima Armstrong from Cardiff, South

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Wales, UK. Masha'Allah. I was not able to

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get to Cardiff unfortunately,

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but I've heard so many wonderful things about

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Cardiff, inshallah, next time. Amanda Walker, Wa Alaikum

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Assalam,

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from North Carolina.

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Aye Qadiri from SoCal,

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regular viewer. A Qadri, welcome to the show.

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Michelle from Kentucky.

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Also, we have

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Walaikum Salam, Honey from Dubai, Abdallah Khan, also

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from SoCal, Walaikum Salam,

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Lagos, Nigeria.

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Rufai.

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Very good.

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We have free doctor Afiya Siddiqui Amin. I

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love the username.

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For my rub from Turkiye.

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Ahanawasat and Hoshkelden is.

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Pensatur,

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7 from Chicago. Welcome to the program.

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Now let's see. We got Lake Omasama, Hershey,

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PA. MB, welcome back.

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Nice questions are coming in, we'll get to

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them in a sec. I

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see

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Sadia, Sammy from,

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from

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Australia. Welcome to the program. Truth for Peace

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from the UK.

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Abdul Arham

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from Pakistan, welcome to the program. Zee from

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Minnesota.

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Jesus was a Muslim.

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From Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Welcome.

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From

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Maryland. Oh my gosh. What's with the usernames

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tonight? The usernames are very creative and, and

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endearing tonight. We have Sara from Canada, Alaikum

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Assalamu wa rafteullah. Alaikum

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Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu

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Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu

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Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu

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Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu

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Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu

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Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalam,

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Saeed from Indiana.

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Ali Yu from, I didn't say where from,

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but alaikum.

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Sana from Massachusetts.

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Welcome. Alaikum Salam. Shamnam from Germany.

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Very nice. Welcome from Germany.

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We have Asariha Ahmed from Atlanta.

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We have Faiz Mohammed from New Zealand. Allahu

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Akbar.

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To

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everybody. Okay. Ali was from Nigeria as well.

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India's in the house. Omar Esh,

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Eshrafi.

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Belgium's in the house. Little frog.

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The Hanbali. Mohammed from New Jersey. Yes, my

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home state. And I'm a sahan.

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Okay. Very good. We've got more people from

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California, from Brunei. Alaho Akbar.

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Sabrina Sharbaoui from Brunei.

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Very good.

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Okay. Let's see. I know I know I

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saw some questions coming through. Let's get to

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your questions before we get on to,

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current events and what's been going on this

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past week.

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I know.

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Let's see. Let's see. I know I saw

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one here in the beginning.

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Yes. A Khalduri says, not sure

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how

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if I should feel resentment towards other Muslims

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who are silent about Palestine.

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Maybe I'll give you a pass on social

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media platform like LinkedIn, but why so silent

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on personal socials?

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That's a good point, hey, Caldrey, and I

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I think a lot of people are feeling

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this out. There's almost, like, 2 extremes in

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a way. There's in one sense,

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there is an important

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distinction

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or point that needs to be made that

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when it comes to either political engagement or

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to all of the issues that are affecting

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the Ummah today,

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that

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no one person can do everything. Okay? That's

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true, granted.

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And that not everybody should be doing the

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same thing. All right. Also granted.

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However,

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it's also true that

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Philistine in particular

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is a certain type of test for how

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we feel, and it is an aqeeda issue

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for us. It is not,

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it is not

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it is not the same. It is not

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the same caliber of any other Muslim land

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other than Mecca and Medina itself. And when

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I was in Ireland and there were many,

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Palestinians there that were living in exile,

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one of them said to me, and I

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thought it was a wonderful quote, he said,

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how you feel

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about Mecca reflects the state of your heart

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in terms of your relationship with Allah

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with your Creator,

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And how you feel towards Medina

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is a reflection of the state of your

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heart in terms of what's your relationship to

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the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

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And how you feel towards fiddlestein

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is a reflection of the state of your

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heart for how you feel towards the Ummah

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of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

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And I thought that was profound, because

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it is a check. And what we have

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seen, especially in the Western nations, unfortunately, but

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all over the Ummah, is that

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some of us,

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whether it's because we've been infected with tribalism

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or ethnonationalism

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or,

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whatever else it could be, even assimilation,

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that we have been,

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we have been,

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we have witnessed

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some segments of our community

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not showing up for Palestine

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as much as we should.

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Now, again, that goes with the 2 caveats

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we already mentioned. That doesn't mean that everybody

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has to do everything. That doesn't mean that

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everybody has to do the same thing. Even

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some people have an appetite for protests. Some

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people have an appetite for other types of

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political action or engagement. Other people have other

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types of things that they're good at or

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skills that they're able to lend towards the

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cause, whether it's writing, whether it's talking to

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friends or talking within the workplace or anything.

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Right?

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However, we have seen that there are certain

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segments within our community

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that are insufficiently

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moved

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and feel insufficiently

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stirred

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by the issue of Palestine, the occupation of

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Palestine and what is going on. In fact,

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some of those segments are actually

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inconvenienced

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by the occupation

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of Palestine because it stands in the way

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of their comfortable assimilation and proximity

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to power and status.

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May Allah guide all of us.

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Let's see. Abdul Arham, he asked a question,

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how does Deen lay out the trajectory for

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Philistine from this point in time? Well,

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I'm going to, as I often do, push

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back against the way that the question is

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framed, because, you know, in the Quran Allah

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did not say when Palestine is occupied, then

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you do x and then you do y

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and then you do z, and that's how

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you get to liberation. That's not what He

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said, that

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Allah gave us certain things in the deen

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that are very explicit and specific, and then

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He gave us other things in the deen

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that are general principles.

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And therefore there is a process of extrapolation

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and application that has to take place. And

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this is a process of Ijtihad that requires

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some scholarship, whether it is scholarship both of

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the law, both of the Quran and the

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hadith and the sources

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of, of Islamic law, and also understanding the

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realities, also understanding the political realities on the

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ground. So there is no one silver bullet

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magic answer where we can say in extremely

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granular detail that first this, then this, then

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this, then this. However,

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there are very, very important principles

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that when we realize that politics is a

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sphere, and it's not a sphere that is

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separate

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from Islam.

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Islam is a political deen, and politics falls

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under

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Islamic guidance.

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Islam sets the guardrails

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and sets the rules for what you can

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and cannot do. There are certain things we

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do not believe in Islam, but the ends

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justify the means. We are not Machiavellians.

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We do not believe that you can do

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anything,

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that is just about grabbing power, no matter

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how it's gotten, in order to achieve the

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end that might be a positive end. That's

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not our creed and that's not our belief,

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that there are guardrails that are sent down

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by the Sharia, which is why understanding the

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Sharia, understanding the Quran, understanding the hadith, understanding

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our Islamic scholarship

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is very, very important to be able to

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structure

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and guide

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our

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calculus

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when it comes to what are our possibilities,

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what are our options.

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After that,

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there are certain particular principles that have to

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be taken very, very seriously,

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some of which we'll get to later in

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the program. So I'm not gonna spill all

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the beans right now when we talk about

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normalization and some of the doubts that exist

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about normalization or some people who think that

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normalization with,

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the occupying force of Israel is a good

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idea. There are some things

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that we have to be aware of that

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are political realities

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that

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tell us that that is not a good

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idea. And then there are also some religious

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considerations

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that we have to take into concern as

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well. So the we do not separate these

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two spheres. That is a product of secularism,

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to separate politics, to say, oh, we just

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believe, you know, politics is realpolitik, and we

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just do anything,

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that's going to gain us power. No no

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no no no. That's not how it works.

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That everything in a slam,

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whether it's how you go to the bathroom,

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right, or how you clean your mouth or

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which sandal you step into first, the right

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one or the left one, Islam has guidance

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for it. Some of that guidance is extremely

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specific. Some of that guidance is general,

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right? But it's, there's no

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arena in which Islam is completely silent on

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a particular

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field of inquiry or thought. So we have

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to be sure that we understand what we

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have in our tradition

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and our sacred knowledge to

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start the conversation and to guide it from

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there.

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Let's see who we've got. Oh, Trinidad is

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in the house. Walaikum Salam. Leticia.

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Youssmee Antti from Houston.

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Welcome. Houston was lovely. I was able to

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visit it once. I found it very, very

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charming place. Islam the way I am from

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Newcastle.

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Welcome. Sisu from Malaysia.

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Send them at the time.

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Okay, missus s. What to recite the Duat

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on the day of Adafat? We've got lots

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of information

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in the Yafin Institute for which du'at to

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recite, for 'Adafat, and there are many. But

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keep in mind that the general,

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the general

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guidance

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from the Prophet Muhammad when it comes to

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du'a is that

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du'a has to be heartfelt,

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that you have to have presence of heart

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with what you ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,

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for. And so that we make sure that

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whatever you're praying for, that you're praying for

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it with you're not just a machine. You're

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not just, you know, print yourself off a

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list of du'at that you find online, and

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you're like a robot, like Siri or Alexa

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reciting these long du'a and you don't even

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know what they mean. It's very important. Even

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though even though we can make an exception

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for certain du'a the prophet

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made because they have blessing in even repeating

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them, even if you don't know them and

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understand what they mean,

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but when it comes to other du'as, especially

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on the day of Arafat,

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that your heart should be present and you

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should be attentive to what it is that

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you are asking for.

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Let's see what other questions we have.

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Some of the questions I don't quite understand,

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so forgive me. I skipped over your questions

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either that I didn't necessarily understand all of

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it.

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Sauna asked or sorry. Sauna asked a question.

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What's your view on this line of thought

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that there's no organized group of elites or

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those in power? They're all just disorganized individuals

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who go to whatever it takes to keep

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their status power money. That's a great question,

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Sara.

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I do think that sometimes we get a

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little bit simplistic in our analysis and our

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especially our political analysis.

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Sometimes we get very conspiratorial.

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Right? We imagine that

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everybody is just pulling the strings behind this

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sort of closed door board meeting somewhere, and

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they're, you know, plotting everything out.

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As we've seen, and anybody who's lived long

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enough can observe, that

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power is not so total. That's what they

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wish you would believe. They wish you would

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believe that they that the elites have this

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sort of total and complete control over everything,

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and that's a very sort of, discouraging

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and despairing type of

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assumption to make.

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In reality, there's different types of people in

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the world. There are certain people who are

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ideologically committed. And if you look at the

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current Zionist occupation, we see this. And the

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politicians in the United States, some of them

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are

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very, very,

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ideologically committed to the project of Zionism, to

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the project of Israel. They are true believers

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of the movement, if you will.

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There are other people that are simply following,

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as we say in Arabic, they're Maslaha, They're

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simply following the dollars. There's if

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if if Zionism is making them money today,

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then they're a Zionist. If anti Zionism is

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making them money tomorrow, then they'll be an

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anti Zionist. Those people exist too. And then

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there's other people that are sort of cloud

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chasers and just sort of follow behind in

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the wake of other people who are maybe

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more bold and committing certain actions. So it's

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it's important to understand these typologies because each

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different type

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requires a different type of time or sort

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of interaction or plan. You don't treat somebody

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who's ideologically committed to something the same way

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that you would treat somebody who's just following

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their interest. Right? Somebody who some people who

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are ideologically committed to something, there's nothing you

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can say or do that will change their

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mind. Other people who are they're just following

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the dollars, then you have to create a

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situation in which they stand to profit

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off of doing the right thing, which is

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difficult. It's difficult to construct such a situation,

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but that's more along the line of what

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you're looking at. So understanding, I think, those

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sorts of nuances, I think is, is important.

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Good question.

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Tina Jamaleddin,

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from Malaysia. Salawa from Dallas. Nice.

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Amber Good from London.

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Pastafai from Maldives, walaikum Salam.

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Worcester, Nusayba from Worcester. I learned how to

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say Worcester because I went to Worcester. Worcester

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was very lovely. Rick Rasheed,

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Levi or Levi, from Belgium,

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Sisu has a question, thought, or maybe a

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thought. What if the victory promised is actually

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the unification of the Ummah in the whole

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world by giving our best to spread dua

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via the current situation and our gathered duas.

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Yeah, absolutely.

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And one of I'll I'll say this while

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we're on the sort of,

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the theme of being nuanced and not being

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overly simplistic

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in our analysis of different situations, whether political

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situations or otherwise, We have to be careful

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to reject false dilemmas. Right? So people will

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always present false dilemmas. Well, you have to

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be this or

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that, or that there's only these two options,

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or that you're doing this

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and that means that you're not doing that.

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No, Habibi, we can do multiple things at

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one time. Right? I can pat my head

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and rub my stomach. I can chew gum

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and walk at the same time. Right? Many

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of us can do multiple things at once.

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So if we're talking about dua, we're talking

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about dua, we're talking about worship, we're talking

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about,

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political engagement,

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a lot of times you hear people say,

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well,

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instead of political engagement, we all need to

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just be, you know, making sure that we

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pray and make our du'a. Habibi, let's do

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both. Let's do both. Like, we can very,

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very easily do both. Wa Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum

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Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu

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Alaikum

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Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum

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Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum

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Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum

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Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalam.

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Dina from California, Agha Mohammad Sahin.

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Okay. Abdul Raham has another question.

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If a person wants to pursue higher education

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in a country which supports Israel as of

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now, is it acceptable to travel and study

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there? I'm a doctor with intentions to train

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there.

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I mean, I refrain from giving fatwa, and

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I think that's the mature thing to do.

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I would be wary of people who give

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you Fethwa online without knowing your situation

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because

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we in this modern era have forgotten what

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Fethwa is. Fatwa is a nonbinding

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religious opinion that can change from time to

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time and place to place. Right? So if

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the person who is asking me is in

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a life threatening situation, if they're responsible for

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people,

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who are under their care, people who need

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chronic medical attention or emergency medical treatment, and

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this is, like, their only opportunity,

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that is a different situation than somebody who

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really is just gratuitous. They don't necessarily need

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to do that.

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So every situation is different. If you're looking

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for fatwa, you need to connect with local

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qualified scholars who know your situation. Right? Two

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conditions, local and qualified.

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Hanan from Kurdistan, Walaikum Salam, wa rafta Allah.

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Saadia asked an interesting question, and one that

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I've been asked before. Is it a good

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idea to donate a free Quran, for example,

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when giving dawah? Shouldn't we be careful if

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the non Muslims might bin it? I love

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the phraseology there.

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Yeah, there's two schools of thought on this.

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One school of thought is that

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you hand out the Qur'ans freely like water

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because you want anybody to benefit.

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Now, the second school of thought is that,

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well, you should be a little bit more

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careful because other people won't respect the Quran

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or might not respect the Quran,

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as much as they should, or maybe they

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even do something, you know, maybe they keep

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it in their bathroom and read it while

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they're on the on the toilet, Isaac Amunillah,

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right? This is a very real concern.

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However,

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alhamdulillah, in usoolafik, we have tools for how

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to think through these things, and I personally

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lean towards the first camp more. I think

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that

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the

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purpose of the Quran or giving someone a

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Quran is to read it,

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hoping that they will come closer and be

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guided, giving them an opportunity

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to

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hear and experience the Quran, even if it's

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mediated by a translation.

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Whereas doing disrespectful things forto the Quran,

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is that

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a

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probabilistic

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scenario? Is that a certain scenario? Is it

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a fiftyfifty thing? Is it a minority situation?

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Right? You have to go through a certain

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set of probabilistic reasoning. We use probabilistic reasoning

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in usula fiqh and fiqh in general, that

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what's the likelihood of this thing to happen?

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Because if you wanted to go off

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of possible but unlikely things, then everything's haram.

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Right? Because you can always think in every

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single situation

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of something haram that might happen,

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but it's not likely to happen.

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So of all the people that you give

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Qur'ans to, okay, and the proper,

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the

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proper or the obvious thing to do, the

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main purpose of a Quran is to read

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it. So you have a high likelihood that

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people are going to read it, and you

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have a low likelihood that people are going

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to

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bin it or do something disrespectful to it,

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probably.

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Then you prioritize

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what is more likely to happen over what

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is less likely to happen, and Allah

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knows best.

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Mariamah asks, is it Haram to make du'a

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against the oppressors?

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Absolutely not, because we have examples of the

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Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam making du'a against

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the oppressors.

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So that settles it right there.

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However, there might be some nuance when it

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comes to, you know,

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what is the nature of the oppression? Is

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the oppressor a Muslim? Are they not a

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Muslim?

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These sorts of things. However, the general rule,

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this is something that the prophet

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himself did. In fact, it is the usul

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of the kunut, right, which the prophet for

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a period, extended period, was making du'a after

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fajr, and he

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like like, during, sorry, during the fajr prayer,

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and it was specifically against individuals

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that he wanted Allah to punish. So this

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is something that the prophet

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did.

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Okay. Sana asks, have you heard of the

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Bilderberg

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meeting? No, I haven't. I'm not in the

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no.

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Yes, it does feel that we're up against

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Allah's sauna, but Allah

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is able, Allah is capable, Allah.

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The

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the forces of evil wants you to feel

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like there's no way out.

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But Allah

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is able to bring victory to whoever he

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wishes.

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TripleDARE asks, Wadi Qum Salamatullah,

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some Muslims are against oppression, of course, but

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are extremely reluctant to openly express this due

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to potential social ramifications. What advice would you

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give to reassure them? I would say again

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that this is sort of Fethwa territory where

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you're getting into. A person needs to understand

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the specific situation in which that person lives.

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If that person makes a social media post,

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are they going to get

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dakalbaab in the middle of the night, that

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they're going to get arrested and thrown into

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a prison and tortured? Or is this somewhere

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in the West where you have free expression?

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These are site specific things and these are

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actual factors that will affect the ruling of

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this particular type of question.

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But however, we have the general guidance of

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the Prophet

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which

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says that if you see a munkar, something

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that is obvious and known wrong, that you

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change it with your hand, and you if

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you are not able to, then you change

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it with your speech, and if you are

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not able to, then at least you hate

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it in your hearts, and every Muslim has

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to go through that process to figure out

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what situation are you in of those 3.

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Dina asked, is it acceptable to donate money

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or aid sacrifice to charities? Example, Islamic Relief

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Organizations.

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There's a couple things in there,

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and I believe that it's probably not the

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best

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forum to address this issue.

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But when it comes to irid sacrifice, it's

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not necessarily,

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if you're if you're talking about substituting money

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for a sacrifice, then no, then the the

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sacrifice is supposed to be.

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It's supposed to be a specific sacrifice,

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and so it's not replaceable by money per

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se. Is it better to do it

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local, or is it better to do it

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where the most need is? This is a

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very perennial question that there you'll find scholars

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on both sides. When it comes to,

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zakat in general or zakat al fitr or

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the rid sacrifice,

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these are all different situations.

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So this is a broader fiftieth discussion that

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we really don't have time for here in

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general.

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Okay. Here we go.

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We'll try to wrap it up with just

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a couple more questions.

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Youssmeanti asks, how do we overcome sadness and

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desperation for Palestine suffering?

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Where do I and Charity feel not enough?

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Too many casualties already and still no solution?

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That's a 100% correct. We all feel that

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way. Usmeanti, thank you so much for giving

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voice to that.

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We might not

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I think your question assumes that we should

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be,

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that we should be

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getting over it. Maybe we don't get over

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it. Maybe this is something that actually

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indicates our own morality and the fact that

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our hearts are alive that we can't get

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over it. I don't know about you, but

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I can't sleep these days. I I have

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a very, very hard time sleeping. My mind

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is always turning things over. I've gotten certain

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kind of, like, stress habits that that I've

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developed

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because of Gaza, because of Palestine.

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Right? Now I can look at that in

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some way and say, okay, well, I want

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to overcome this. And, yeah, in order to

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be functional, in order to prepare for this

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show, in order to prepare my writings or

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whatever I'm doing, I need to be a

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certain baseline of functional.

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However

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however, you know, it is also a mark

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that you are alive, that your heart is

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alive,

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that you feel this way in the 1st

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place. So maybe maybe we just accept it.

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Maybe we don't necessarily get over it.

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I apologize for anybody whose questions I

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I skip over. Some of them are intentional

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and some of them are

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Because whenever a new question is added, it

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bumps up things.

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Courtney g has a very good point, and

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I I I wanna highlight it. I agree.

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It's like free expression in the West is

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a myth. I've faced threats, torture, and attacks

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for speaking out against Israel, for standing for

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Palestine speaking out against Islamophobia. I a 100%

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agree with that, Courtney.

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Maybe we can have a discussion about nuance,

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about the types of restraint and the types

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of power. There's soft power, there's hard power.

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Right? But there's definitely I agree with your

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your general gist is that there is a

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myth of just free expression. There is no

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such thing as free expression, even in the

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lands on paper,

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right? Legally, there is no such thing as

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pure free expression.

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And, in fact, one of the things that

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Zionism has done, especially in the so called

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free world, which again that is kind of

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a farce and a facade, I agree, is

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that it has

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tried to create levers and strings to control

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people,

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even extra legally.

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So things that are not within that are

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not illegal per se. When they're able to

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create legal artifices or new sort of legal

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language and frames in order to punish people

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they have, such as hate speech, such as

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everything is antisemitic, such as, you know, these

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types of things.

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However,

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they're also happy if you just get fired,

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right, which is not a strictly you didn't

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do anything illegal. However, they will try to

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associate a social cost,

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along with it as well.

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So that's at least got us through the

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majority of the questions, at least enough where

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I'm satisfied enough to move on,

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to the next segment of our program. And

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please keep the questions coming. I'll keep circling

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back and cycling through.

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So if you have any that that come

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up to you,

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if you if I skipped your question, there

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are a couple

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there are a couple questions I skipped just

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because it's kind of a can of worms.

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It would take us far afield,

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and there's others that I might have just

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missed.

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Very good.

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Wa Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum Assalamu Alaikum.

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Rashid from Malaysia.

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Oh, man.

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There's some really good comments here, but I'm

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gonna try to, I'm gonna try to circle

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back to them. We'll try to move on

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for now.

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We'll get to that that that comment, Sada.

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It's a really good one. I appreciate you

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mentioning that. So when it comes to current

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events, obviously, one of the main thing on

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our mind, of course, is Philistine and particularly

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Ilazah and particularly Rapha. So we've talked about

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how

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the Zionist occupiers have squeezed

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down,

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the Palestinians and the people of Gaza like

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a tube of toothpaste

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to the very, very bottom of the Gaza

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Strip, or what some people call the the

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envelope, the Gaza envelope,

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To Rafah. Rafah is on the border of

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Egypt. It is the place where it is

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basically

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the last

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remaining

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sort of

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space that was not

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actively overrun

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in the same way that the north of

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Gaza was.

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However, we see that

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in the past week there have been more

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and more

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aggressive action

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against Rafah, more and more slaughter,

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particularly

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with a so called with a so called,

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hostage

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rescue

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mission. Yes. Well, we got the

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well, this is how it's being framed. And

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one of

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the false frames of the Zionist

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occupation

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this entire time for the last 8 months

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is that it was

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really just after the hostages, that if the

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hostages had been released, that this whole thing

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would have been over. Now, even to the

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point where many of the billboards that were

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put up around the United States and in

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North America were bring them all home, bring

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the hostages home, etcetera, etcetera. However,

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the actions and behavior of the occupying Zionist

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entity entity has demonstrated that it doesn't care

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about the hostages whatsoever,

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that it has been and it remains the

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greatest threat to the lives the lives of

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those hostages,

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not their captors or not the people or,

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you know, resistance factions

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of Gaza. So if we see, and we

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have some media here, about

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how this was portrayed. Now over 200 people,

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100 of people were killed

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in this raid that I think supposedly rescued

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4 hostages.

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Okay. But look at how the titles of

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the news articles, which we have come to

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expect by now, in Israeli Hostage Rescue Minutes

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Made the Difference, right? So this is The

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New York Times, the most famous spokesperson for

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imperial Western values

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in the world probably,

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that has

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automatically put you on the side of the

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Israelis,

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automatically puts you on the side of the

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IDF and of the Zionist occupiers

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by framing it almost like as a an

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action movie, right? Minutes made the difference. Like

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they it almost didn't succeed.

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But thanks to the quick thinking and the

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brilliant action of the heroes, right, it gets

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you thinking clearly about who are the heroes

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and the good guys and who are the

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bad guys. Similarly, we have the BBC here,

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another mouthpiece for imperialism,

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Gaza War, which

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the Western media really has to decide

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whether this is a war or whether this

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is slaughter.

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Well, that's another subject. Don't get me going

00:31:02 --> 00:31:05

on that. But anyway, the title is What

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We Know About Israel's Rafah

00:31:07 --> 00:31:10

Hostage Rescue Raid. Again, notice the language that

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this is all about hostage rescue raids. It

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has nothing to do with the 100 that

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were slaughtered,

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in order to supposedly rescue these 4.

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Despite all of the actions

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that,

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the IDF has

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already taken, which show complete disregard,

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We've seen the IDF

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actually assassinated

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and sniped

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their own people, their own hostages waving white

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flags,

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dropping bombs on locations where they knew hostages

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were. This is something that is very well

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known at this point. NBC, another mouthpiece for

00:31:44 --> 00:31:46

imperialism. We have Israel's hostage rescue,

00:31:47 --> 00:31:49

new details on how it unfolded

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and almost, I'm guessing, like, fell apart. So

00:31:52 --> 00:31:54

again, the sense of suspense.

00:31:54 --> 00:31:56

Who is the side that you're expected to

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identify yourself with? According to the framing of

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the article, you're expected to identify yourself with

00:32:02 --> 00:32:04

the IDF and their supposedly

00:32:04 --> 00:32:06

implicitly heroic mission.

00:32:06 --> 00:32:08

New York Post, one of the worst rags

00:32:08 --> 00:32:11

out there inside Israel's hostage rescue raid and

00:32:11 --> 00:32:13

how it nearly failed. So a very similar

00:32:13 --> 00:32:16

thing. The sense of near failure, but we

00:32:16 --> 00:32:18

managed to pull it off with no comments

00:32:18 --> 00:32:19

or recognition

00:32:20 --> 00:32:22

of the 100 that were murdered in cold

00:32:22 --> 00:32:25

blood in order for these to be

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these people to be,

00:32:29 --> 00:32:32

supposedly rescued, that they are actually going more

00:32:32 --> 00:32:34

into a more dangerous state. And we've seen

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also, and we'll get to this now, what

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was the state of the hostages? So supposedly

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all of these let's go to the next,

00:32:40 --> 00:32:41

media we have.

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Supposedly these hostages are being saved from this

00:32:44 --> 00:32:45

horrible fate.

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Okay.

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But everything that we've seen for the last

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8 months indicates

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that

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not only

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have the Israeli prisoners

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been and hostages been treated better than Palestinian

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prisoners and hostages,

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that the Israeli

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hostages and prisoners, when they are released,

00:33:04 --> 00:33:06

they are subject to gag orders. They are

00:33:06 --> 00:33:09

subject to intimidation. They are subject to

00:33:09 --> 00:33:13

silencing by their own government, trying to prevent

00:33:13 --> 00:33:15

the narrative from getting out there

00:33:16 --> 00:33:19

of the humanity of Palestinians and even the

00:33:19 --> 00:33:21

humanity of the Palestinian resistance factions. So we

00:33:21 --> 00:33:23

have here, you know, a,

00:33:23 --> 00:33:26

this line here on Saturday, such as that

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the person said that his captors presented him

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with a cake on the occasion of his

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birthday. SubhanAllah. Now you've got people who are

00:33:31 --> 00:33:32

starving,

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right, and people who don't have enough supplies

00:33:35 --> 00:33:36

for themselves,

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and they are contriving to try to

00:33:40 --> 00:33:42

try to get a birthday cake to their

00:33:42 --> 00:33:43

prisoner.

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Now I want you to see

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how much humanity that requires and how much

00:33:48 --> 00:33:51

prioritizing others, and who is the real barbarian

00:33:51 --> 00:33:53

and who is the real terrorist. This is

00:33:53 --> 00:33:54

a very, very famous one.

00:33:54 --> 00:33:55

Right?

00:33:55 --> 00:33:57

The quote here from one of the captives

00:33:57 --> 00:33:59

that was released. When we got there, first

00:33:59 --> 00:34:00

of all, they told us that they believed

00:34:00 --> 00:34:02

in the Quran and they would not harm

00:34:02 --> 00:34:04

us. So they are looking to put their

00:34:05 --> 00:34:07

prisoners and their captives at rest as much

00:34:07 --> 00:34:09

as possible to tell them that they have

00:34:09 --> 00:34:12

no intent to harm them whatsoever. Now we

00:34:12 --> 00:34:14

also have images of how the Palestinian prisoners

00:34:14 --> 00:34:15

and hostages have been treated. Oh, so here's

00:34:15 --> 00:34:17

before and after. So you see very, very

00:34:17 --> 00:34:19

little difference here before and after.

00:34:20 --> 00:34:22

The person has they've been fed well. They've

00:34:22 --> 00:34:24

been taken care of, had their medical needs

00:34:24 --> 00:34:26

sort of taken care of versus the Palestinian

00:34:26 --> 00:34:29

hostages and the Palestinian prisoners, may Allah liberate

00:34:29 --> 00:34:31

all of them, that they come back emaciated.

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

They come back with broken bones. They come

00:34:33 --> 00:34:34

back injured.

00:34:35 --> 00:34:37

Ahad Tamimi's father was released this past week

00:34:37 --> 00:34:39

as well, and he looked just very, very

00:34:39 --> 00:34:41

similar to this situation right here. He looked

00:34:41 --> 00:34:43

like a shadow or a shell of his

00:34:43 --> 00:34:43

former self.

00:34:44 --> 00:34:46

So this is something that's a very, very

00:34:46 --> 00:34:47

horrible situation, and it

00:34:47 --> 00:34:49

throws a wrench in the narrative that the

00:34:49 --> 00:34:51

Israeli media is trying to portray.

00:34:52 --> 00:34:54

And last but not least, we get to

00:34:54 --> 00:34:56

the US's involvement in all of this with

00:34:56 --> 00:34:58

the Gaza peer. So

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supposedly, remember, this was Biden's great solution

00:35:01 --> 00:35:03

when he tried to portray this as a

00:35:03 --> 00:35:04

merely humanitarian

00:35:04 --> 00:35:07

issue and that we just need to make

00:35:07 --> 00:35:08

sure that humanitarian

00:35:08 --> 00:35:10

aid was reaching the people of Gaza with

00:35:10 --> 00:35:13

no recognition whatsoever of the political dimension where

00:35:13 --> 00:35:15

the United States was allowing and

00:35:16 --> 00:35:18

funding the slaughter and genocide of the people

00:35:18 --> 00:35:19

of Gaza,

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or the fact that Israel itself was preventing

00:35:22 --> 00:35:25

aid from reaching the the border through Rafah.

00:35:25 --> 00:35:27

They're basically trying to

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absolve

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Israel from its responsibilities

00:35:30 --> 00:35:32

or from basic humanity and say, oh, well,

00:35:32 --> 00:35:33

we'll just build a pier and deliver this

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aid anyway. Well, guess what? The pier was

00:35:36 --> 00:35:37

instrumental to

00:35:37 --> 00:35:38

the forces

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that were used to

00:35:41 --> 00:35:43

slaughter the people in Rafah in the Rafah

00:35:43 --> 00:35:43

massacre

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and supposedly liberate these few,

00:35:46 --> 00:35:47

hostages.

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That this is, it was a front. It

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was a Trojan horse. It was a,

00:35:52 --> 00:35:54

it was a ruse the entire time to

00:35:54 --> 00:35:55

create a

00:35:56 --> 00:35:59

foothold within Al Azzah where military operations

00:35:59 --> 00:36:00

could take place.

00:36:00 --> 00:36:03

So that is everything we've got here. Now

00:36:03 --> 00:36:05

we're gonna talk about normalization, and this is

00:36:05 --> 00:36:06

a very, very important thing because there's a

00:36:06 --> 00:36:08

lot of misinformation that's going around on the

00:36:08 --> 00:36:11

Internet about normalization. We're gonna talk about that

00:36:11 --> 00:36:12

in just a second. But before that, let's

00:36:12 --> 00:36:14

circle back and let's see. I know, some

00:36:14 --> 00:36:15

people had questions.

00:36:18 --> 00:36:20

I know we had that comment from Sana,

00:36:20 --> 00:36:22

in a where that was where I think

00:36:22 --> 00:36:23

we we left off, which it was a

00:36:23 --> 00:36:24

good one,

00:36:25 --> 00:36:26

which was stop the use

00:36:27 --> 00:36:29

stop the use of the term white supremacist

00:36:29 --> 00:36:31

when many non Muslim whites are in the

00:36:31 --> 00:36:32

side of Palestine.

00:36:33 --> 00:36:33

That

00:36:34 --> 00:36:36

that is a very important reflection, Sara, in

00:36:36 --> 00:36:38

that we have to understand

00:36:39 --> 00:36:40

the nature

00:36:40 --> 00:36:43

of the issue. Okay? What is responsible

00:36:44 --> 00:36:45

for the occupation

00:36:46 --> 00:36:46

of

00:36:47 --> 00:36:49

Palestine and Nagaza? And this is not to

00:36:49 --> 00:36:52

deny that white supremacy is a real thing

00:36:52 --> 00:36:55

and a huge threat. And even especially in

00:36:55 --> 00:36:56

the United States of America, that there is

00:36:56 --> 00:36:59

a huge problem with white supremacy. There's even

00:36:59 --> 00:37:01

a problem with anti blackness within Muslim communities,

00:37:02 --> 00:37:03

something we don't talk about enough.

00:37:04 --> 00:37:04

However,

00:37:05 --> 00:37:07

there is, on the opposite extreme,

00:37:07 --> 00:37:10

there is a push to collapse every single

00:37:10 --> 00:37:13

issue into a function of white supremacy,

00:37:13 --> 00:37:17

whereas white supremacy sometimes is an ingredient or

00:37:17 --> 00:37:19

is an aspect or is a dimension of

00:37:19 --> 00:37:23

an issue. But there are much, much larger

00:37:23 --> 00:37:25

issues and issues that Allah

00:37:26 --> 00:37:27

talked about in the Quran,

00:37:27 --> 00:37:28

such as kufr,

00:37:29 --> 00:37:32

such as zunim, such as more categories that

00:37:32 --> 00:37:35

are spoken about explicitly by Allah

00:37:35 --> 00:37:36

that

00:37:36 --> 00:37:38

paint a more holistic picture

00:37:39 --> 00:37:41

of what is going on. That's a very,

00:37:41 --> 00:37:42

very important and subtle point,

00:37:43 --> 00:37:44

to bring up.

00:37:45 --> 00:37:47

Okay. Let's see what else we have. Waheem

00:37:47 --> 00:37:48

Salam raftallah,

00:37:48 --> 00:37:49

Boat Hero.

00:37:51 --> 00:37:54

Yes. That's a great point. Courtney Gmail, I'll

00:37:54 --> 00:37:55

reward you for,

00:37:56 --> 00:37:58

for standing up and saying the truth.

00:38:00 --> 00:38:01

Testify, ask do we need to fast on

00:38:01 --> 00:38:03

the day of Arafat if we are traveling?

00:38:03 --> 00:38:04

Well, you don't need to fast on the

00:38:04 --> 00:38:06

day of Arafat in the first place in

00:38:06 --> 00:38:08

the sense that it is not a strict

00:38:08 --> 00:38:10

religious obligation, though it is a stressed sunnah.

00:38:10 --> 00:38:12

So it is something that you should do.

00:38:12 --> 00:38:14

But like all fasts, then if if you

00:38:14 --> 00:38:16

are allowed to break your fast for traveling

00:38:16 --> 00:38:17

in Ramadan,

00:38:19 --> 00:38:21

then what do you think about Yom Aleutafa?

00:38:25 --> 00:38:25

Let's see.

00:38:27 --> 00:38:29

Education says I do pray for Gaza, but

00:38:29 --> 00:38:31

I also pray for other oppressed peoples like

00:38:31 --> 00:38:32

the Indian Muslims. Yes. May Allah help them

00:38:32 --> 00:38:34

and aid them and free them from their

00:38:34 --> 00:38:35

oppressors as well.

00:38:36 --> 00:38:38

And individually oppressed people, that's a good point.

00:38:41 --> 00:38:42

Hanan asked a question about Dajjal, and I'm

00:38:42 --> 00:38:45

I'm purposefully dodging all questions about Dajjal. I

00:38:45 --> 00:38:47

think this is very speculative, and anybody who

00:38:47 --> 00:38:49

knows me and knows my work,

00:38:49 --> 00:38:50

I don't talk

00:38:50 --> 00:38:52

too much about the Dajjal even though it's

00:38:52 --> 00:38:54

an important topic and a lot of other

00:38:54 --> 00:38:55

people are handling it. But,

00:38:56 --> 00:38:58

a let's just put it this way, a

00:38:58 --> 00:39:00

lot of people for a very long time

00:39:00 --> 00:39:02

have thought that this is the Dajao, and

00:39:02 --> 00:39:03

that the Dajao's coming now, and that the

00:39:03 --> 00:39:05

Dajao's right around the corner, only to have

00:39:05 --> 00:39:06

been proven wrong.

00:39:06 --> 00:39:09

Right? So these things are very speculative,

00:39:09 --> 00:39:10

and

00:39:10 --> 00:39:12

we have to be careful. It's important to

00:39:12 --> 00:39:15

arm ourselves with information about the Dajjal, but

00:39:15 --> 00:39:17

I don't see it as very fruitful to

00:39:17 --> 00:39:18

spend our time trying to speculate.

00:39:19 --> 00:39:20

Are we right on the cusp of the

00:39:20 --> 00:39:22

Dajjal coming or not?

00:39:23 --> 00:39:24

We know that

00:39:24 --> 00:39:25

even the prophet

00:39:26 --> 00:39:27

said that the Dajjal will come at a

00:39:27 --> 00:39:30

time where knowledge of the Dajjal is basically

00:39:30 --> 00:39:30

gone.

00:39:30 --> 00:39:32

Well, we're all talking about the Dajjal and

00:39:32 --> 00:39:34

the knowledge is here. So what does that

00:39:34 --> 00:39:36

mean? I think that there are more

00:39:36 --> 00:39:39

productive and fruitful ways to sort of relate

00:39:39 --> 00:39:39

to

00:39:40 --> 00:39:42

what's going on without immediately going to an

00:39:42 --> 00:39:43

eschatological

00:39:43 --> 00:39:45

that means like end of times an eschatological

00:39:45 --> 00:39:48

frame. Not to say not to say that

00:39:48 --> 00:39:49

there aren't

00:39:49 --> 00:39:51

eschatological elements to what's going on. Of course

00:39:51 --> 00:39:54

there are. Nobody would would deny that. However,

00:39:54 --> 00:39:56

some people go right to the eschatological

00:39:58 --> 00:40:00

frame and dimension of things in an almost

00:40:00 --> 00:40:01

disempowering

00:40:01 --> 00:40:03

way where we stop talking about what is

00:40:03 --> 00:40:05

our duty, right, because the prophet

00:40:06 --> 00:40:09

said that if the hour were established and

00:40:09 --> 00:40:11

you had a sapling in your hand, then

00:40:11 --> 00:40:12

you plant the sapling.

00:40:12 --> 00:40:15

Right? That is what is expected of us.

00:40:15 --> 00:40:16

So rather than

00:40:16 --> 00:40:18

unfortunately, some of us use these sorts of

00:40:18 --> 00:40:20

things as distraction. We'll talk about the Dijaya,

00:40:20 --> 00:40:22

talk about and I'm not saying learning about

00:40:22 --> 00:40:24

it. Learning about it is very, very important.

00:40:24 --> 00:40:26

It's a matter of deen, and it's a

00:40:26 --> 00:40:28

it's an obligation upon us. But some of

00:40:28 --> 00:40:28

us

00:40:29 --> 00:40:30

talk about it,

00:40:30 --> 00:40:32

to the extent where it becomes a distraction

00:40:32 --> 00:40:36

from planting our seed, from planting our sapling,

00:40:36 --> 00:40:39

from doing, from grappling with the question, what

00:40:39 --> 00:40:40

does Allah

00:40:41 --> 00:40:43

want you to do in this moment? That's

00:40:43 --> 00:40:45

a very, very important thing.

00:40:47 --> 00:40:49

All the land belongs to Palestinians. 100% agree

00:40:49 --> 00:40:50

there. Rick,

00:40:50 --> 00:40:53

Or is that Nick? I think it's Rick.

00:40:53 --> 00:40:54

Very good.

00:40:55 --> 00:40:56

Israel is a fake country. We're gonna get

00:40:56 --> 00:40:57

to that in a second.

00:41:00 --> 00:41:01

Very good.

00:41:02 --> 00:41:04

Okay. Hanan asked the question several times. We've

00:41:04 --> 00:41:06

answered it satisfactorily, hopefully.

00:41:07 --> 00:41:08

For Marab,

00:41:09 --> 00:41:11

says they are creating more resistance force out

00:41:11 --> 00:41:13

of all of us. We all resist. Yes,

00:41:13 --> 00:41:15

I agree. That this is something, subhanAllah, that

00:41:15 --> 00:41:17

we've seen time and time again, that

00:41:18 --> 00:41:21

the more they try to attack Islam and

00:41:21 --> 00:41:23

the Muslims, the stronger we come back, which

00:41:23 --> 00:41:26

is enough for us to take hope and

00:41:26 --> 00:41:28

to see the silver lining that we will,

00:41:28 --> 00:41:28

Insha'Allah,

00:41:29 --> 00:41:30

rise to the occasion

00:41:31 --> 00:41:31

and

00:41:32 --> 00:41:34

do what we can do.

00:41:37 --> 00:41:39

Amir asked a question that

00:41:39 --> 00:41:41

I always take on because most people are

00:41:41 --> 00:41:43

too afraid to touch it. At what point

00:41:43 --> 00:41:45

do we put up arms and go over

00:41:45 --> 00:41:46

there and rescue our brothers and sisters? Yeah,

00:41:46 --> 00:41:47

Achiel Karim.

00:41:48 --> 00:41:49

That is not a solution.

00:41:50 --> 00:41:52

That will not work. You know, because let

00:41:52 --> 00:41:54

me let me let me put you on

00:41:54 --> 00:41:55

to something here. I live in the United

00:41:55 --> 00:41:57

States of America. I have a vote in

00:41:57 --> 00:41:59

the United States of America. Do you think

00:41:59 --> 00:42:01

for a second and I'm not saying that

00:42:01 --> 00:42:03

voting is the only answer or the only

00:42:03 --> 00:42:05

arena of politics is a broad thing. And

00:42:05 --> 00:42:07

it's not just voting. It's also lobbying. It's

00:42:08 --> 00:42:10

also policy. It's also law. It's also community

00:42:10 --> 00:42:12

building. Right? It's also organized money. This is

00:42:12 --> 00:42:13

all part of politics.

00:42:14 --> 00:42:14

But

00:42:15 --> 00:42:15

without

00:42:16 --> 00:42:18

the express approval of the United States of

00:42:18 --> 00:42:20

America, does this genocide happen or not?

00:42:21 --> 00:42:24

The answer is no. It does not happen

00:42:24 --> 00:42:25

without the United States.

00:42:25 --> 00:42:26

And so

00:42:27 --> 00:42:29

my duty and the duty of anybody in

00:42:29 --> 00:42:30

the United States, and I'll speak for my

00:42:30 --> 00:42:31

context,

00:42:31 --> 00:42:32

is

00:42:32 --> 00:42:34

to stay here and try to change the

00:42:34 --> 00:42:35

foreign policy of this country,

00:42:36 --> 00:42:38

so that our brothers and sisters in Palestine

00:42:39 --> 00:42:41

will not be oppressed, not be occupied, not

00:42:41 --> 00:42:44

be murdered, not be slaughtered, not be genocided.

00:42:44 --> 00:42:46

That is our duty. That is what it

00:42:46 --> 00:42:48

looks like, in my humble opinion, to change

00:42:48 --> 00:42:51

the monkar with our hand given where we

00:42:51 --> 00:42:53

are at. And I can't speak for other

00:42:53 --> 00:42:56

people on where they're at, but that's we

00:42:56 --> 00:42:58

have to think you have to think strategically,

00:42:58 --> 00:43:00

right? What is the objective

00:43:00 --> 00:43:01

that we are

00:43:02 --> 00:43:04

trying to pursue and what is the most

00:43:04 --> 00:43:05

sensible

00:43:06 --> 00:43:09

tactic to get there? Right? That if if

00:43:09 --> 00:43:10

this entire

00:43:12 --> 00:43:13

put it this way.

00:43:14 --> 00:43:15

If the support of the United States of

00:43:15 --> 00:43:17

America was was not instrumental to Zionism, then

00:43:17 --> 00:43:19

would Zionists have spent so much time and

00:43:19 --> 00:43:22

money and energy, decades decades, we could say

00:43:22 --> 00:43:23

more than a century,

00:43:23 --> 00:43:25

trying to convince the United States and the

00:43:25 --> 00:43:27

UK to fund and bankroll and politically and

00:43:27 --> 00:43:28

militarily support their project.

00:43:29 --> 00:43:31

Right? So look at what they put their

00:43:31 --> 00:43:31

attention into,

00:43:32 --> 00:43:34

okay, in order trying to change the policies

00:43:34 --> 00:43:36

of this nation and a couple other nations

00:43:36 --> 00:43:38

that are able to kind of prop it

00:43:38 --> 00:43:39

up. So

00:43:39 --> 00:43:40

they understand

00:43:40 --> 00:43:42

that in order

00:43:42 --> 00:43:44

to achieve what they want, that that was

00:43:44 --> 00:43:47

the appropriate strategy. So we have to think,

00:43:47 --> 00:43:48

if we want to achieve a certain thing,

00:43:48 --> 00:43:51

what is the appropriate tactics and strategy that

00:43:51 --> 00:43:52

is best suited to that? And my argument

00:43:52 --> 00:43:55

has always been that the most effective thing

00:43:55 --> 00:43:56

that we can do as a Muslim Ummah

00:43:56 --> 00:43:58

is to change the foreign policy of the

00:43:58 --> 00:44:00

United States and the Western nations towards the

00:44:00 --> 00:44:02

Middle East and the Muslim lands.

00:44:04 --> 00:44:06

Wa Alaikum Assalam, Afiq

00:44:06 --> 00:44:07

from Malaysia.

00:44:09 --> 00:44:11

I had a classmate from Malaysia named Afiq.

00:44:12 --> 00:44:14

So I don't think you're you're him, but

00:44:15 --> 00:44:16

but you could be.

00:44:16 --> 00:44:18

He was from Kelantan,

00:44:18 --> 00:44:18

I believe,

00:44:19 --> 00:44:21

Or Taringan, I'm not sure.

00:44:21 --> 00:44:23

Let's see. What else do we have here?

00:44:26 --> 00:44:27

Jack Beasley, if I have fast remaining from

00:44:27 --> 00:44:29

Ramadan due to sickness, can I fast Arafa

00:44:30 --> 00:44:31

without making these up first?

00:44:32 --> 00:44:34

That's dealt with in the in

00:44:35 --> 00:44:37

elsewhere. It's a sort of contentious fiqh issue.

00:44:37 --> 00:44:38

I'm not going to opine on it here.

00:44:38 --> 00:44:40

It's a good question. It's one that you'll

00:44:40 --> 00:44:42

find scholars on both sides. Can you combine

00:44:42 --> 00:44:45

intentions for making up or not? It's kind

00:44:45 --> 00:44:46

of a sticky issue. Not gonna get into

00:44:46 --> 00:44:48

it here, but a good question.

00:44:51 --> 00:44:54

Maruyama has a good perspective on the Dajjal.

00:44:54 --> 00:44:56

I'm thinking that every generation thinks they live

00:44:56 --> 00:44:58

in the end times. I appreciate that.

00:44:59 --> 00:44:59

Amira,

00:45:00 --> 00:45:00

Alhamdulillah,

00:45:01 --> 00:45:02

appreciate that.

00:45:04 --> 00:45:06

Asada brings up a good point. I agree

00:45:06 --> 00:45:07

again. Sorry, on fire tonight. At one point,

00:45:07 --> 00:45:09

I think Muslims need to look into themselves

00:45:09 --> 00:45:12

on why we're at such a state. Sure,

00:45:12 --> 00:45:14

we had colonization, but now it's different, so

00:45:14 --> 00:45:16

we can't keep blaming colonization for everything all

00:45:16 --> 00:45:18

the time. Yes, we definitely have opportunities. Let's

00:45:18 --> 00:45:20

put it out there. We have opportunities.

00:45:27 --> 00:45:29

Mariama asked, could it be that the people

00:45:29 --> 00:45:31

right now in Palestine are already promised their

00:45:31 --> 00:45:33

place in Jannah? It could very well be,

00:45:33 --> 00:45:35

Mariamah. That's a very, very good point.

00:45:35 --> 00:45:37

That's a very, very good point.

00:45:40 --> 00:45:42

Pens of Tor 7. Yeah. I mean, I've

00:45:42 --> 00:45:44

I mentioned voting as one tool. Like, it

00:45:44 --> 00:45:46

is not a particular thing, and that has

00:45:46 --> 00:45:48

a whole separate conversation that we can get

00:45:48 --> 00:45:50

into. I'm not under the illusion that that

00:45:50 --> 00:45:52

voting isn't a is a particularly useful tool.

00:45:52 --> 00:45:54

In fact, I take the opinion of Henry

00:45:54 --> 00:45:55

David Thoreau,

00:45:55 --> 00:45:58

who said in the 1800 that he can't

00:45:58 --> 00:45:59

think of a more feeble

00:46:00 --> 00:46:01

expression

00:46:01 --> 00:46:04

of your political will than to cast a

00:46:04 --> 00:46:07

vote. But it is one available tool among

00:46:07 --> 00:46:10

other available tools to us. And so I

00:46:10 --> 00:46:12

take a more sort of all tools in

00:46:12 --> 00:46:13

the tool belt type of approach.

00:46:17 --> 00:46:20

When when Mahmoud says, the first thing Americans

00:46:20 --> 00:46:22

must do is vote out corrupted politicians or

00:46:22 --> 00:46:25

change the rules when so that corrupt politicians

00:46:26 --> 00:46:28

cannot occupy office. We have a lot of

00:46:28 --> 00:46:29

structural issues.

00:46:31 --> 00:46:32

Ameen Ameera.

00:46:33 --> 00:46:35

Ameen wa Yaqum. Lovely du'at. Thank you so

00:46:35 --> 00:46:36

much.

00:46:42 --> 00:46:44

Very good. What's your favorite thing about Eid

00:46:44 --> 00:46:46

al Abha? It is the tekbiraat. I love

00:46:46 --> 00:46:47

the tekbiraat.

00:46:48 --> 00:46:50

The tekbiraat is one of my favorite in

00:46:50 --> 00:46:52

fact, I'm just pumping out tekbiraats from my

00:46:52 --> 00:46:53

phone or my my laptop,

00:46:54 --> 00:46:56

as much as possible. I love listening to

00:46:56 --> 00:46:58

the different styles of tech bit off throughout

00:46:58 --> 00:46:59

the Ummah. I our,

00:47:01 --> 00:47:03

our Ummah is so rich in culture and

00:47:03 --> 00:47:06

traditions and different types of things, right? I

00:47:06 --> 00:47:07

really, really

00:47:08 --> 00:47:09

love the ummah.

00:47:10 --> 00:47:11

And so the taqbiraat

00:47:12 --> 00:47:13

is one specific

00:47:14 --> 00:47:14

part

00:47:15 --> 00:47:18

of 'id and what 'id is that,

00:47:19 --> 00:47:21

gets us to experience that variety and that

00:47:21 --> 00:47:22

diversity

00:47:23 --> 00:47:25

of the ummah. And actually, the 'id khutba

00:47:25 --> 00:47:26

that I'm going to be giving, Insha'Allah,

00:47:28 --> 00:47:30

will be on sort of reflections on the

00:47:30 --> 00:47:30

Takbiraat.

00:47:32 --> 00:47:34

Alaykum Salam Alaaimo. When

00:47:35 --> 00:47:37

are you and Yaqeen coming back to Minnesota?

00:47:37 --> 00:47:39

I don't know. Habibi, I wanna come as

00:47:39 --> 00:47:40

soon as possible. I love Minnesota.

00:47:40 --> 00:47:42

I have unfinished business in Minnesota.

00:47:43 --> 00:47:44

A lot of good things going on there.

00:47:44 --> 00:47:46

May Allah bless you all.

00:47:46 --> 00:47:48

But for the meantime, in the meantime, we

00:47:48 --> 00:47:51

have to get on to a very, very

00:47:51 --> 00:47:53

important topic, which is normalization.

00:47:53 --> 00:47:55

And I've got, I think, an image here

00:47:55 --> 00:47:57

from the studio that we can bring up,

00:47:57 --> 00:48:00

representing a meeting that was happened from president

00:48:01 --> 00:48:01

of

00:48:02 --> 00:48:02

Israel,

00:48:03 --> 00:48:04

Isaac Herzog, and

00:48:05 --> 00:48:05

MBZ

00:48:06 --> 00:48:07

of the UAE.

00:48:08 --> 00:48:10

This happened in January 2022,

00:48:11 --> 00:48:13

and it is a very sort of

00:48:13 --> 00:48:15

interesting pictorial representation

00:48:16 --> 00:48:18

of normalization. And, you know, for you art

00:48:18 --> 00:48:19

critics here,

00:48:19 --> 00:48:20

I'd like to point out that notice how

00:48:20 --> 00:48:22

we've got 3 Israeli flags

00:48:22 --> 00:48:23

and 3,

00:48:24 --> 00:48:26

Palestinian flags in the background, and we've got

00:48:26 --> 00:48:27

2 leaders of countries

00:48:28 --> 00:48:30

and no Palestinians in sight.

00:48:31 --> 00:48:33

If you want to understand normalization, that's what

00:48:33 --> 00:48:34

it is right there. Period.

00:48:35 --> 00:48:37

No Palestinians in sight.

00:48:37 --> 00:48:39

Now I'm going to break it down because

00:48:39 --> 00:48:40

there is a lot of misinformation

00:48:41 --> 00:48:43

and some well intentioned misinformation

00:48:44 --> 00:48:46

when it comes to normalization, what it is,

00:48:46 --> 00:48:48

what it isn't, what it could do, what

00:48:48 --> 00:48:49

it would do.

00:48:50 --> 00:48:52

We're gonna get into that right now. But

00:48:52 --> 00:48:53

if you wanted it in a word,

00:48:54 --> 00:48:57

it is skipping over the Palestinians and ignoring

00:48:57 --> 00:48:57

the Palestinians.

00:48:58 --> 00:49:00

Oh, those are Emirati flags, as I've been

00:49:00 --> 00:49:00

corrected.

00:49:02 --> 00:49:04

Well, that's even worse. There's no Palestinian

00:49:05 --> 00:49:05

Palestinians

00:49:06 --> 00:49:06

and no

00:49:07 --> 00:49:08

Palestinian flags either.

00:49:08 --> 00:49:10

So question 1, what is normalization? What does

00:49:10 --> 00:49:12

it mean to normalize with Israel?

00:49:12 --> 00:49:13

Okay.

00:49:13 --> 00:49:14

Normalization,

00:49:15 --> 00:49:18

strictly speaking, means to establish diplomatic,

00:49:18 --> 00:49:20

economic, and political

00:49:20 --> 00:49:24

relations with the occupying force of Israel

00:49:24 --> 00:49:26

and treat it basically like any other nation.

00:49:26 --> 00:49:28

So it'll be the opposite of an isolationist

00:49:29 --> 00:49:29

approach.

00:49:29 --> 00:49:31

It would be an approach that basically you

00:49:31 --> 00:49:33

know how countries have embassies

00:49:33 --> 00:49:36

that, in between one another, and they have

00:49:37 --> 00:49:37

airports

00:49:37 --> 00:49:40

and airlines that fly in between one another,

00:49:40 --> 00:49:41

and they have businesses

00:49:42 --> 00:49:43

that can basically,

00:49:44 --> 00:49:47

you know, do trade with one another, that

00:49:47 --> 00:49:48

that is what normalization

00:49:48 --> 00:49:52

means, that instead of isolating Israel and refusing

00:49:53 --> 00:49:53

diplomatic

00:49:54 --> 00:49:55

relations

00:49:56 --> 00:49:59

or economic relations or political relations, then you

00:49:59 --> 00:50:00

are actually establishing

00:50:01 --> 00:50:02

these ties.

00:50:02 --> 00:50:04

Now what does it signify?

00:50:05 --> 00:50:07

Okay? What's so bad about

00:50:07 --> 00:50:08

normalization?

00:50:09 --> 00:50:09

Normalization,

00:50:10 --> 00:50:12

it grants recognition

00:50:12 --> 00:50:15

to the occupying force of Israel that it

00:50:15 --> 00:50:17

is a legitimate state,

00:50:17 --> 00:50:19

And that has been something that the Palestinian

00:50:19 --> 00:50:20

resistance

00:50:21 --> 00:50:24

has had an issue with since day 1,

00:50:24 --> 00:50:25

that the recognition

00:50:26 --> 00:50:27

of the validity

00:50:27 --> 00:50:28

of the state of Israel

00:50:29 --> 00:50:30

is a key

00:50:30 --> 00:50:32

contention. It accepts, normalization

00:50:33 --> 00:50:35

accepts the original sin

00:50:35 --> 00:50:37

of the State of Israel,

00:50:37 --> 00:50:39

which is the

00:50:40 --> 00:50:42

leveraging and the exploitation

00:50:43 --> 00:50:44

of the international

00:50:46 --> 00:50:47

community, the Western Nations,

00:50:47 --> 00:50:49

to impose unilaterally

00:50:50 --> 00:50:52

a racially supremacist,

00:50:53 --> 00:50:56

Jewish supremacist homeland on this on the land

00:50:56 --> 00:50:57

of the Palestinians.

00:50:58 --> 00:50:58

And so,

00:51:00 --> 00:51:01

establishing,

00:51:01 --> 00:51:02

normalizing

00:51:02 --> 00:51:03

relationships with Israel

00:51:04 --> 00:51:05

recognizes

00:51:05 --> 00:51:08

the legitimacy for such a project to exist.

00:51:08 --> 00:51:10

It is, in essence,

00:51:10 --> 00:51:13

spitting on the graves of the great grandparents

00:51:13 --> 00:51:15

and grandparents of many Palestinians

00:51:15 --> 00:51:16

who

00:51:16 --> 00:51:18

died and perished during the Nakba,

00:51:19 --> 00:51:22

who were slaughtered and worse than slaughtered,

00:51:22 --> 00:51:23

during 1948

00:51:24 --> 00:51:26

and around that time,

00:51:26 --> 00:51:27

that it recognizes

00:51:28 --> 00:51:28

that

00:51:28 --> 00:51:32

Israel has, as Israel, has a right to

00:51:32 --> 00:51:32

exist.

00:51:33 --> 00:51:34

Now, some people will say, well, wait a

00:51:34 --> 00:51:37

second, that sounds antisemitic. You're saying that Jews

00:51:37 --> 00:51:38

don't have a right to exist in Palestine?

00:51:38 --> 00:51:40

No, no, no, no, no, that's not what

00:51:40 --> 00:51:40

we're saying.

00:51:41 --> 00:51:43

The Jews having a right to exist in

00:51:43 --> 00:51:46

Palestine versus Israel having the right to exist

00:51:46 --> 00:51:48

as a state are 2 separate issues.

00:51:49 --> 00:51:51

And the Zionists would like you to think

00:51:51 --> 00:51:52

that they're the same issue.

00:51:53 --> 00:51:54

But in fact,

00:51:54 --> 00:51:57

the state of Israel, which is Zionist and

00:51:57 --> 00:52:00

racist and supremacist to its core,

00:52:00 --> 00:52:01

to its constitution,

00:52:02 --> 00:52:03

to its founding

00:52:03 --> 00:52:05

events and the founding events,

00:52:06 --> 00:52:09

right, that this is something that does not

00:52:09 --> 00:52:12

have a right to exist. Israel does not

00:52:12 --> 00:52:14

have a right to exist. No nation on

00:52:14 --> 00:52:16

earth has a right to exist,

00:52:17 --> 00:52:20

especially if that nation was established

00:52:20 --> 00:52:22

on conquest, on colonization,

00:52:23 --> 00:52:24

on supremacy,

00:52:24 --> 00:52:25

on barbarity,

00:52:26 --> 00:52:27

etcetera, etcetera.

00:52:28 --> 00:52:30

So the position with this thing in mind,

00:52:30 --> 00:52:32

with this in mind about what normalization

00:52:32 --> 00:52:33

represents:

00:52:34 --> 00:52:34

Imagine

00:52:35 --> 00:52:37

somebody comes into your house

00:52:37 --> 00:52:39

when you're a little kid,

00:52:39 --> 00:52:42

and they take over your house, and they

00:52:42 --> 00:52:43

force you to live in the basement

00:52:43 --> 00:52:46

and they tie your hands up and they

00:52:46 --> 00:52:48

give you dog food and they treat you

00:52:48 --> 00:52:50

in horrible ways, sometimes they come down and

00:52:50 --> 00:52:51

beat you, and they they don't let you

00:52:51 --> 00:52:53

come and go as you please, etc.

00:52:54 --> 00:52:56

How would you hope that your neighbor treated

00:52:56 --> 00:52:57

that person?

00:52:58 --> 00:52:59

Would you,

00:53:00 --> 00:53:01

what would you do if you saw your

00:53:01 --> 00:53:03

neighbor cutting the grass for that person?

00:53:04 --> 00:53:05

Or your neighbor

00:53:06 --> 00:53:08

trading cookies and brownies and things like that?

00:53:08 --> 00:53:10

What would you expect from your neighbor? If

00:53:10 --> 00:53:12

your neighbor had any ounce of loyalty,

00:53:13 --> 00:53:15

if your neighbor had any ounce of morality

00:53:16 --> 00:53:16

or duty,

00:53:17 --> 00:53:20

then you would expect them to disapprove

00:53:20 --> 00:53:22

of that action and to do whatever they

00:53:22 --> 00:53:23

could do

00:53:23 --> 00:53:25

in order to in order to stop it.

00:53:25 --> 00:53:26

So the position of

00:53:26 --> 00:53:27

normalization

00:53:28 --> 00:53:29

is one of cowardice.

00:53:30 --> 00:53:32

It is one of humiliation for Palestinians

00:53:33 --> 00:53:34

and the memory of

00:53:34 --> 00:53:35

their

00:53:35 --> 00:53:35

ancestors.

00:53:36 --> 00:53:37

And

00:53:37 --> 00:53:38

it is betrayal.

00:53:39 --> 00:53:40

It is a betrayal

00:53:41 --> 00:53:42

of the Palestinians, which is why you don't

00:53:42 --> 00:53:43

see any Palestinians

00:53:44 --> 00:53:45

or their flags

00:53:45 --> 00:53:46

in those pictures.

00:53:46 --> 00:53:49

That it is skipping over the Palestinians in

00:53:49 --> 00:53:51

the process. We hear all the time about

00:53:51 --> 00:53:53

the US is trying to conduct a deal

00:53:53 --> 00:53:54

with Saudi Arabia, is trying to conduct a

00:53:54 --> 00:53:56

deal with the UAE, is trying to conduct

00:53:56 --> 00:53:58

a deal with Egypt, is trying to conduct

00:53:58 --> 00:53:59

a deal with Qatar or with this or

00:53:59 --> 00:54:00

with that nation.

00:54:01 --> 00:54:02

What about Palestine?

00:54:02 --> 00:54:04

What about the Palestinians?

00:54:04 --> 00:54:07

Where are they? It is an attempt to

00:54:07 --> 00:54:08

skip over,

00:54:09 --> 00:54:11

to skip over the Palestinians and to cut

00:54:11 --> 00:54:14

them out of the process, to say nothing

00:54:14 --> 00:54:17

of the fact that Palestine is a waqf

00:54:17 --> 00:54:18

lila,

00:54:18 --> 00:54:21

that Omar Ibn Khattab made Palestine a waqf,

00:54:21 --> 00:54:23

and that it's nobody's to give up, and

00:54:23 --> 00:54:24

it's nobody's

00:54:24 --> 00:54:25

to give away.

00:54:26 --> 00:54:28

Now the second question, we've got question number

00:54:28 --> 00:54:29

2 over here:

00:54:31 --> 00:54:34

what are the potential consequences of normalization for

00:54:34 --> 00:54:36

the Palestinian struggle? This is very important because

00:54:36 --> 00:54:38

some people have started to wonder

00:54:39 --> 00:54:40

if normalization

00:54:40 --> 00:54:42

could create a situation

00:54:43 --> 00:54:45

in which we could actually end the occupation

00:54:45 --> 00:54:48

in a roundabout way, in an indirect way.

00:54:48 --> 00:54:50

Now we'll address that in a second.

00:54:51 --> 00:54:52

But the first most

00:54:53 --> 00:54:54

fundamental thing

00:54:55 --> 00:54:55

is that

00:54:56 --> 00:54:56

all

00:54:56 --> 00:54:57

of the

00:54:58 --> 00:55:00

peace talks and all of the so called

00:55:00 --> 00:55:01

efforts of normalization

00:55:02 --> 00:55:04

are predicated upon one thing.

00:55:05 --> 00:55:08

And that is the rejection of the Palestinians'

00:55:09 --> 00:55:10

right to resist.

00:55:10 --> 00:55:13

And this is why the Palestinians reject normalization.

00:55:14 --> 00:55:16

This is why all of the Palestinian resistance

00:55:16 --> 00:55:17

factions reject

00:55:17 --> 00:55:18

normalization,

00:55:18 --> 00:55:19

and they criticize

00:55:20 --> 00:55:23

the other nations for having normalized relations

00:55:24 --> 00:55:26

with the occupying force because

00:55:27 --> 00:55:28

they are expecting

00:55:28 --> 00:55:30

and they are saying and arguing

00:55:31 --> 00:55:34

that, hey, if you guys, Palestinians, just lay

00:55:34 --> 00:55:36

down your arms and just sort of stop

00:55:36 --> 00:55:38

fighting, then maybe then you can come to

00:55:38 --> 00:55:40

some sort of peaceful

00:55:40 --> 00:55:41

resolution.

00:55:41 --> 00:55:43

Now, I want you to understand what it

00:55:43 --> 00:55:44

would mean

00:55:44 --> 00:55:47

for Palestinians to give up their right to

00:55:47 --> 00:55:47

resist,

00:55:48 --> 00:55:50

to disarm, and to basically

00:55:51 --> 00:55:54

just rely on a quote unquote peace process,

00:55:54 --> 00:55:56

that it would mean giving up all of

00:55:56 --> 00:55:59

the leverage that they had, it would mean

00:55:59 --> 00:56:02

more settlements, it would mean more checkpoints, it

00:56:02 --> 00:56:04

would mean more evictions, more denial of the

00:56:04 --> 00:56:06

right for their people to return to Palestine

00:56:06 --> 00:56:07

once they have left,

00:56:08 --> 00:56:10

and it would be also a failure to

00:56:10 --> 00:56:12

learn from some of the other things that

00:56:12 --> 00:56:14

have already happened to the Muslim Ummah, such

00:56:14 --> 00:56:15

as Bosnia.

00:56:16 --> 00:56:17

People with short memories.

00:56:17 --> 00:56:19

Let's remember Bosnia.

00:56:19 --> 00:56:21

What happened to our Bosnian brothers and sisters

00:56:21 --> 00:56:22

when they were told

00:56:23 --> 00:56:25

all you have to do is give up

00:56:25 --> 00:56:26

your right to resist

00:56:26 --> 00:56:28

and lay down your arms

00:56:28 --> 00:56:30

and you will be treated fairly

00:56:31 --> 00:56:32

and equitably.

00:56:32 --> 00:56:33

What happened to our brothers

00:56:34 --> 00:56:37

and sisters in Bosnia? It was a massacre.

00:56:37 --> 00:56:40

It was shooting fish in a barrel, that

00:56:40 --> 00:56:42

this is precisely what the Serbs wanted,

00:56:42 --> 00:56:46

because then they could attack without any

00:56:46 --> 00:56:47

opposition.

00:56:47 --> 00:56:50

And this, in fact, is exactly what the

00:56:50 --> 00:56:52

Zionists would like as well. The Zionists would

00:56:52 --> 00:56:55

love if they didn't have any resistance. They

00:56:55 --> 00:56:55

would love

00:56:56 --> 00:56:58

to completely take over Gaza. We've seen that

00:56:58 --> 00:56:59

them making

00:56:59 --> 00:57:03

plans for settlements and kibbutzes on in Gaza.

00:57:03 --> 00:57:06

Do you think that if the people of

00:57:06 --> 00:57:06

Gaza

00:57:07 --> 00:57:08

laid down their arms and stopped,

00:57:09 --> 00:57:10

gave up their right to resist,

00:57:11 --> 00:57:11

that

00:57:12 --> 00:57:14

those plans would halt,

00:57:14 --> 00:57:16

that the land grab would continue and would

00:57:16 --> 00:57:17

accelerate,

00:57:17 --> 00:57:19

and they would have absolutely

00:57:19 --> 00:57:20

no leverage

00:57:20 --> 00:57:21

to bring people,

00:57:22 --> 00:57:24

to bring the Zionist occupying entity to the

00:57:24 --> 00:57:26

table and force them to negotiate, which is

00:57:26 --> 00:57:29

our next point: that if you want to

00:57:29 --> 00:57:30

actually negotiate with somebody,

00:57:31 --> 00:57:33

you have to have leverage to force them

00:57:33 --> 00:57:35

to negotiate. And this is a lesson that

00:57:35 --> 00:57:37

is taught to us by the prophet Muhammad

00:57:37 --> 00:57:39

sallallahu alaihi wasallam and it's taught to us

00:57:39 --> 00:57:42

by Allah Azzawajal in the Qur'an. If you

00:57:42 --> 00:57:44

look at the story of Musa and Fir'aun,

00:57:45 --> 00:57:47

did Musa give up his leverage?

00:57:48 --> 00:57:49

Did he stop

00:57:49 --> 00:57:52

bringing the curses, or bringing the plagues, or

00:57:52 --> 00:57:54

bringing the miracles, or all the things upon

00:57:54 --> 00:57:55

Firaun?

00:57:55 --> 00:57:58

That was his leverage to force Firaun to

00:57:58 --> 00:57:59

negotiate.

00:58:00 --> 00:58:01

If Musa

00:58:01 --> 00:58:04

decided to go home and give up his

00:58:04 --> 00:58:05

right to resist,

00:58:05 --> 00:58:06

he would have

00:58:07 --> 00:58:08

no leverage and he would be crushed right

00:58:08 --> 00:58:09

away.

00:58:10 --> 00:58:11

Just like the prophet Muhammad

00:58:13 --> 00:58:15

when it came to the long struggle against

00:58:15 --> 00:58:17

the Quraysh and the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah,

00:58:18 --> 00:58:19

that the prophet created

00:58:20 --> 00:58:21

leverage,

00:58:21 --> 00:58:22

and the leverage

00:58:23 --> 00:58:25

is what enabled the negotiations

00:58:25 --> 00:58:28

to take place. Anybody who's saying that the

00:58:28 --> 00:58:30

Palestinians will be able to negotiate

00:58:31 --> 00:58:33

after they give up their leverage.

00:58:33 --> 00:58:35

Either you haven't been paying attention to the

00:58:35 --> 00:58:38

last 75 years of Palestinian history

00:58:39 --> 00:58:42

or you're just making an ideological statement. You

00:58:42 --> 00:58:44

haven't thought this through. That if you look

00:58:44 --> 00:58:46

at the history of the legal solutions,

00:58:47 --> 00:58:49

you look at the history of all the

00:58:49 --> 00:58:51

peace talks, quote unquote, the peace process, quote

00:58:51 --> 00:58:55

unquote, that this has always been a sham

00:58:55 --> 00:58:56

from the West

00:58:57 --> 00:58:58

to get the Palestinians

00:58:58 --> 00:59:01

to recognize the right of Israel to exist

00:59:02 --> 00:59:04

as a Jewish supremacist state, as a Zionist

00:59:04 --> 00:59:05

state,

00:59:05 --> 00:59:07

and to get them to give up their

00:59:07 --> 00:59:10

only levers that they've ever had the entire

00:59:10 --> 00:59:12

time, which is their resistance.

00:59:14 --> 00:59:17

All previous attempts at negotiations

00:59:17 --> 00:59:18

have failed.

00:59:19 --> 00:59:22

All previous attempts of quote unquote peace talks

00:59:22 --> 00:59:24

have failed, and it hasn't failed because of

00:59:24 --> 00:59:25

the Palestinians.

00:59:26 --> 00:59:26

And the Palestinians

00:59:27 --> 00:59:29

have also tried the route of

00:59:30 --> 00:59:31

civil disobedience.

00:59:31 --> 00:59:33

The people of Gaza themselves in, I believe,

00:59:33 --> 00:59:34

2018

00:59:34 --> 00:59:35

marched to the wall

00:59:36 --> 00:59:37

in a peaceful demonstration,

00:59:38 --> 00:59:40

the the march of return. And what did

00:59:40 --> 00:59:42

they receive in response?

00:59:42 --> 00:59:45

They were sniped in the kneecaps.

00:59:45 --> 00:59:46

They were deliberately

00:59:47 --> 00:59:47

maimed

00:59:48 --> 00:59:49

and injured for life

00:59:50 --> 00:59:51

just because

00:59:51 --> 00:59:53

of their willingness

00:59:54 --> 00:59:56

to resist resist, even their symbolic

00:59:56 --> 00:59:58

resistance was offensive.

00:59:58 --> 01:00:00

So if this is the type of enemy

01:00:00 --> 01:00:03

that you're up against, do you really think

01:00:03 --> 01:00:05

that giving up all of your leverage

01:00:06 --> 01:00:08

is going to enable you to have

01:00:09 --> 01:00:10

a better outcome

01:00:11 --> 01:00:12

or not? I would say

01:00:13 --> 01:00:13

not.

01:00:14 --> 01:00:14

That

01:00:17 --> 01:00:18

the Zionist entity

01:00:19 --> 01:00:21

is going to pursue its occupation

01:00:21 --> 01:00:22

and its

01:00:23 --> 01:00:26

land grab and its colonization of the land,

01:00:26 --> 01:00:28

whether there is a resistance or not. They're

01:00:28 --> 01:00:29

going to try.

01:00:30 --> 01:00:32

Some people are trying to portray it as

01:00:32 --> 01:00:32

if,

01:00:33 --> 01:00:36

well, if the resistance stops, then we're going

01:00:36 --> 01:00:38

to be able to hold them accountable, then

01:00:38 --> 01:00:38

the international

01:00:39 --> 01:00:40

community will come and save the day, the

01:00:40 --> 01:00:42

UN will come and save the day, or

01:00:43 --> 01:00:44

this sort of body, or that sort of

01:00:44 --> 01:00:46

body, or one state solution

01:00:47 --> 01:00:49

and Palestinians will become citizens and then they'll

01:00:49 --> 01:00:51

go through a civil rights movement like in

01:00:51 --> 01:00:53

the United States. This is all wrong headed

01:00:53 --> 01:00:56

thinking. Look at what the Zionist movement has

01:00:56 --> 01:00:59

done time and time and time again. That

01:00:59 --> 01:01:01

the only thing that has stopped them

01:01:01 --> 01:01:04

from a total and complete displacement of the

01:01:04 --> 01:01:05

Palestinians

01:01:05 --> 01:01:08

and a complete erasure and eradication of the

01:01:08 --> 01:01:08

Palestinians

01:01:09 --> 01:01:10

has been the resistance,

01:01:10 --> 01:01:12

has been the right to resist.

01:01:12 --> 01:01:14

And that's not to say that

01:01:15 --> 01:01:17

anything is perfect and we're not idealizing

01:01:17 --> 01:01:19

this side or that side or this faction

01:01:19 --> 01:01:21

or that faction. We can talk about, you

01:01:21 --> 01:01:24

know, whether we approve or disapprove of this,

01:01:24 --> 01:01:25

that and the third, but that's not this

01:01:25 --> 01:01:26

is not the place for it, that we're

01:01:26 --> 01:01:28

saying that the general idea

01:01:29 --> 01:01:32

is that and this is recognized under international

01:01:32 --> 01:01:34

law. We're not saying anything controversial here. International

01:01:34 --> 01:01:35

law recognizes

01:01:36 --> 01:01:38

the right for an occupied people to resist.

01:01:38 --> 01:01:39

And

01:01:39 --> 01:01:40

Allah

01:01:40 --> 01:01:44

recognizes and establishes, better word to say, establishes

01:01:44 --> 01:01:45

the

01:01:45 --> 01:01:46

right

01:01:46 --> 01:01:49

for occupied people to exist.

01:01:50 --> 01:01:51

Why are you justified

01:01:51 --> 01:01:53

to fight back? Because they turned us out

01:01:53 --> 01:01:54

of their homes.

01:01:55 --> 01:01:56

That's right, in the Qur'an.

01:01:57 --> 01:01:59

And someone's going to come along now and

01:01:59 --> 01:02:00

say: Well, you've been turned out of your

01:02:00 --> 01:02:02

homes and you've been fought against, but no,

01:02:02 --> 01:02:03

don't do anything.

01:02:04 --> 01:02:05

Give up your right to resist, and they'll

01:02:05 --> 01:02:07

maybe they'll treat you nice enough so that

01:02:07 --> 01:02:08

in 60 years,

01:02:09 --> 01:02:11

in 60 years there won't be any Palestinians

01:02:11 --> 01:02:12

left

01:02:12 --> 01:02:14

if you give up the right to resist

01:02:14 --> 01:02:16

and if you give up the only leverage

01:02:16 --> 01:02:17

that you have.

01:02:19 --> 01:02:20

So we'll end it there. There's a lot

01:02:20 --> 01:02:23

of sort of misnomers and some sort of,

01:02:24 --> 01:02:26

false arguments being made out there. But I

01:02:26 --> 01:02:27

hope I hope that

01:02:27 --> 01:02:30

anybody who Listen, listen. I'll admit. Listen.

01:02:31 --> 01:02:33

I was not the most educated person on

01:02:33 --> 01:02:35

the history of Palestine and all of the

01:02:35 --> 01:02:37

sort of resistance factions and all the different

01:02:37 --> 01:02:38

peace talks and all the different accords and

01:02:38 --> 01:02:39

all the different players.

01:02:40 --> 01:02:42

But then I took it upon myself to

01:02:42 --> 01:02:43

educate myself.

01:02:43 --> 01:02:44

There are

01:02:44 --> 01:02:46

many books out there. There are dozens of

01:02:46 --> 01:02:48

books out there, good books that can help

01:02:48 --> 01:02:50

you educate yourself. Any

01:02:50 --> 01:02:51

objective

01:02:53 --> 01:02:55

observer and student of the history of the

01:02:55 --> 01:02:58

last 75 plus years of the occupation of

01:02:58 --> 01:02:58

Palestine

01:02:59 --> 01:02:59

understands

01:03:00 --> 01:03:03

that the peace talks have always been a

01:03:03 --> 01:03:05

ruse, that the peace process has always been

01:03:05 --> 01:03:06

a ruse,

01:03:06 --> 01:03:10

that they've all been predicated upon recognizing Israel's

01:03:10 --> 01:03:12

so called right to resist,

01:03:12 --> 01:03:14

giving up on the right to return for

01:03:14 --> 01:03:16

refugees in the diaspora of Palestinians,

01:03:17 --> 01:03:17

and

01:03:18 --> 01:03:22

laying down arms and relinquishing the only leverage

01:03:22 --> 01:03:25

that the desperate Palestinians have, which is their

01:03:25 --> 01:03:26

resistance.

01:03:26 --> 01:03:28

That once those things are done, then you

01:03:28 --> 01:03:29

can kiss Palestine

01:03:30 --> 01:03:30

goodbye.

01:03:32 --> 01:03:34

Now, let's go through some comments and some

01:03:34 --> 01:03:36

questions. I'm sure that there's going to be

01:03:36 --> 01:03:37

plenty of,

01:03:38 --> 01:03:39

plenty of commentary

01:03:42 --> 01:03:43

here. Walaikum Assalamu waftallah.

01:03:44 --> 01:03:47

From, let's see, we've got Canada. Aloha Akbar.

01:03:48 --> 01:03:51

Is that Smila Rahma from Scotland. Lovely.

01:03:52 --> 01:03:53

Welcome.

01:03:59 --> 01:04:01

Amir has the follow-up question. He says, I

01:04:01 --> 01:04:02

understand the intention.

01:04:03 --> 01:04:05

However, the US government has been sold out

01:04:05 --> 01:04:06

for decades and does not represent their people

01:04:06 --> 01:04:09

anyway. So isn't that option kind of pointless?

01:04:09 --> 01:04:11

Well, not necessarily. Right? But it's true what

01:04:11 --> 01:04:12

you say, that they have sold out their

01:04:12 --> 01:04:14

people, they're not accountable to the average American

01:04:14 --> 01:04:16

person or else they wouldn't support Israel, because

01:04:16 --> 01:04:18

the average American person doesn't want to be

01:04:18 --> 01:04:20

supporting Israel and funding a genocide.

01:04:21 --> 01:04:23

However, there are,

01:04:24 --> 01:04:26

there are levers to power. There are multiple

01:04:26 --> 01:04:28

levers to power, as we've mentioned. One of

01:04:28 --> 01:04:30

them is the political route about

01:04:30 --> 01:04:33

voting or getting someone, let's even forget about

01:04:33 --> 01:04:34

voting because I know some people get triggered

01:04:34 --> 01:04:35

when I talk about voting,

01:04:36 --> 01:04:38

getting somebody elected or getting somebody

01:04:38 --> 01:04:41

unelected, basically getting someone's time in office up.

01:04:41 --> 01:04:44

If you're able to do that, then that

01:04:44 --> 01:04:47

is a lever of power. Money and influence

01:04:47 --> 01:04:49

is a lever of power. Business is a

01:04:49 --> 01:04:51

lever of power. There are many, many levers

01:04:51 --> 01:04:53

of power that the United States government responds

01:04:53 --> 01:04:56

to, which, as again, if you study how

01:04:56 --> 01:04:58

Zionism has been able to institutionally

01:04:59 --> 01:05:01

capture the United States, they have done the

01:05:01 --> 01:05:03

same thing. You look at the universities in

01:05:03 --> 01:05:04

the United States of America.

01:05:05 --> 01:05:06

All of the presidents of the major universities

01:05:07 --> 01:05:07

are

01:05:07 --> 01:05:08

glorified fundraisers.

01:05:09 --> 01:05:11

They are responsible for raising money for their

01:05:11 --> 01:05:14

endowments. And so the Zionists were very, very

01:05:14 --> 01:05:17

slick, and they basically said, well, we're going

01:05:17 --> 01:05:18

to organize our alumni money, and we're going

01:05:18 --> 01:05:21

to put tons of funds earmarked every year

01:05:21 --> 01:05:22

for these endowments.

01:05:23 --> 01:05:25

And therefore, when any university, now you have

01:05:25 --> 01:05:26

a pro Palestinian encampment,

01:05:27 --> 01:05:29

we're going to threaten to take away that

01:05:29 --> 01:05:31

donation unless you crush it.

01:05:32 --> 01:05:34

That's a lever of power. So there are

01:05:34 --> 01:05:36

many levers of power that can be exercised,

01:05:36 --> 01:05:37

and they are,

01:05:39 --> 01:05:41

they're right here waiting for us to to

01:05:41 --> 01:05:43

take advantage of them.

01:05:43 --> 01:05:45

Come to Glasgow, please, Insha'Allah. I would love

01:05:45 --> 01:05:45

to.

01:05:46 --> 01:05:47

We are up against a system that has

01:05:47 --> 01:05:49

been centuries in the making, which has succeeded

01:05:49 --> 01:05:52

in colonizing Muslim leaders, either economically or by

01:05:52 --> 01:05:53

blackmail. And, of course,

01:05:54 --> 01:05:57

there is nafs and self interest involved. Yes,

01:05:57 --> 01:05:58

a 100%. Agreed.

01:05:59 --> 01:06:01

Sala says Jews have existed in Palestine. Yes.

01:06:01 --> 01:06:03

And they had a better,

01:06:04 --> 01:06:06

more peaceful existence in Palestine when it was

01:06:06 --> 01:06:07

ruled by Muslims.

01:06:09 --> 01:06:10

Let's see.

01:06:12 --> 01:06:14

Oat Hero asks, Is it haram to insult

01:06:14 --> 01:06:16

the name Israel because it's the name of

01:06:16 --> 01:06:16

Yaqub

01:06:18 --> 01:06:19

This is a topic I hear about a

01:06:19 --> 01:06:21

lot. I haven't really seen anybody insulting the

01:06:21 --> 01:06:24

name Israel. People, when they're insulting something, or

01:06:24 --> 01:06:26

they're not really even insulting it, they're criticizing

01:06:26 --> 01:06:27

it, they're criticizing

01:06:27 --> 01:06:30

the nation state, right, the occupier,

01:06:30 --> 01:06:32

right? So I don't necessarily see a lot

01:06:32 --> 01:06:35

of people insulting the name. I mean, it's

01:06:35 --> 01:06:37

their fault that they attach their genocidal colonial

01:06:37 --> 01:06:39

project to such a noble name.

01:06:42 --> 01:06:44

Smila says, Normalization is a deal between those

01:06:44 --> 01:06:46

who have sold their souls to the devil

01:06:46 --> 01:06:47

for for self advancement at the expense of

01:06:47 --> 01:06:50

an oppressed people. Oof. That was very succinct.

01:06:50 --> 01:06:51

I completely agree.

01:06:52 --> 01:06:54

Pensator 7. Imagine if that neighbor was family

01:06:54 --> 01:06:55

or your brother. 100%.

01:07:04 --> 01:07:04

Very good.

01:07:08 --> 01:07:11

Ghazada Mamnoon asked the question, why every other

01:07:11 --> 01:07:13

country talking for Palestinians but not them? Who

01:07:13 --> 01:07:16

is Israel to hold everything in its hands?

01:07:16 --> 01:07:17

Yeah. No, that's that's exactly

01:07:18 --> 01:07:19

one of the main points

01:07:19 --> 01:07:21

of the problem of normalization,

01:07:21 --> 01:07:23

that all these people get in a room

01:07:23 --> 01:07:26

together, and Palestine is not present. Or if

01:07:26 --> 01:07:27

Palestine is present, you know who's there?

01:07:28 --> 01:07:30

Somebody, some tokenized individual. And we're not gonna

01:07:30 --> 01:07:31

try to name I know some of you

01:07:31 --> 01:07:34

named names already, but I'm best. Yes, exactly.

01:07:34 --> 01:07:37

People who the West have basically cultivated to

01:07:37 --> 01:07:37

be their guy

01:07:38 --> 01:07:40

who have very little credibility among the Palestinian

01:07:40 --> 01:07:42

people at this point, right,

01:07:43 --> 01:07:44

that so they can say that they didn't

01:07:44 --> 01:07:46

pass over the Palestinians. But if you go

01:07:46 --> 01:07:48

on the street, and it goes a city,

01:07:48 --> 01:07:51

or in Khan Yunus, or in Al Quds,

01:07:51 --> 01:07:53

or in Ramallah, you ask the people on

01:07:53 --> 01:07:53

the street

01:07:54 --> 01:07:56

if they're representative, they feel represented in these

01:07:56 --> 01:07:58

meetings, of course, the op the answer will

01:07:58 --> 01:07:59

be way different.

01:08:02 --> 01:08:04

Free obvious, Doctor. Afia Siddiqui has a great

01:08:04 --> 01:08:06

comment. How relationships can be normalized with those

01:08:06 --> 01:08:08

who oppress your Muslim brothers and sisters for

01:08:08 --> 01:08:09

decades exactly,

01:08:10 --> 01:08:12

that that is such a dishonorable, humiliating stance

01:08:12 --> 01:08:15

to take. May Allah protect us from that

01:08:15 --> 01:08:15

such humiliation.

01:08:21 --> 01:08:23

Yes. And Leticia brings up a great point.

01:08:23 --> 01:08:25

I know why US is in the ceasefire

01:08:25 --> 01:08:26

talks, but they cannot be trusted at all.

01:08:26 --> 01:08:28

They only have the interest of Israel. I've

01:08:28 --> 01:08:30

I brought this up last week, Leticia, that

01:08:30 --> 01:08:32

the United States wishes to portray itself as

01:08:32 --> 01:08:33

a neutral mediator

01:08:34 --> 01:08:34

while

01:08:35 --> 01:08:37

they are conducting conducting the genocide. And there

01:08:37 --> 01:08:39

are people, US military personnel with boots on

01:08:39 --> 01:08:42

the ground in Gaza, in addition to the

01:08:42 --> 01:08:44

funding, in addition to the the,

01:08:45 --> 01:08:45

the armaments.

01:08:46 --> 01:08:48

So a 100% right. The United States is

01:08:48 --> 01:08:50

not a credible mediator whatsoever

01:08:50 --> 01:08:51

That,

01:08:51 --> 01:08:53

it should pose as a neutral party. That

01:08:53 --> 01:08:54

is not a neutral party.

01:09:00 --> 01:09:03

Good point, Smela, about Netanyahu. Yes. There's all

01:09:03 --> 01:09:04

the receipts are online, 100%.

01:09:05 --> 01:09:08

That the Oslo Accords, especially, but also all

01:09:08 --> 01:09:09

of these sorts of,

01:09:10 --> 01:09:13

individual, quote, unquote, peace talks, quote, unquote, peace

01:09:13 --> 01:09:13

process.

01:09:14 --> 01:09:14

It was

01:09:15 --> 01:09:17

really just buying the Zionists' time. It was

01:09:17 --> 01:09:19

serving the interests of Zionists because they're playing

01:09:19 --> 01:09:22

population games, they're playing displacement games, they're playing

01:09:22 --> 01:09:24

the settlements game, they have many, many tactics

01:09:24 --> 01:09:26

that they're pushing out the,

01:09:27 --> 01:09:29

that they're pushing out the Palestinians.

01:09:30 --> 01:09:32

Shmila says everything you say is documented fact

01:09:32 --> 01:09:34

and even covered in premier form of Zion

01:09:34 --> 01:09:34

as mikopeled.

01:09:35 --> 01:09:35

Yes.

01:09:35 --> 01:09:37

General Son. So we have a book recommendation.

01:09:37 --> 01:09:38

Thank you for that, Smeela.

01:09:47 --> 01:09:50

Yes, Ekadri, we're all somewhat guilty. I agree.

01:09:50 --> 01:09:52

Like, we all have to step up. Like,

01:09:52 --> 01:09:54

nobody here is just throwing blame

01:09:54 --> 01:09:56

on others in order to deflect it from

01:09:56 --> 01:09:58

ourselves. Let's all take a moment and

01:09:59 --> 01:10:01

grapple with what we can be doing better.

01:10:07 --> 01:10:09

Yes. And Rashaad brings up a great point.

01:10:09 --> 01:10:10

This is what was done to the Native

01:10:10 --> 01:10:13

Americans here in America. Absolutely. If you're confused

01:10:13 --> 01:10:15

about peace processes,

01:10:15 --> 01:10:17

then go ask go ask Native Americans.

01:10:17 --> 01:10:19

They'll tell you all about it.

01:10:21 --> 01:10:23

Or the prospect of laying down your arms

01:10:23 --> 01:10:24

and being granted something in return.

01:10:35 --> 01:10:37

Mohammed asked about Mahmoud Abbas. I mean, you

01:10:37 --> 01:10:39

can there there's a lot written on on

01:10:39 --> 01:10:41

these sorts of things. Mahmoud Abbas

01:10:41 --> 01:10:42

was somebody who,

01:10:43 --> 01:10:46

has a very, very checkered reputation, let's just

01:10:46 --> 01:10:47

say.

01:10:48 --> 01:10:51

Many, many Palestinians view him as somebody who

01:10:51 --> 01:10:51

is

01:10:52 --> 01:10:52

sold out.

01:10:53 --> 01:10:56

And that there's a important discussion as to

01:10:57 --> 01:10:59

what is the role of the Palestinian Authority.

01:11:00 --> 01:11:02

Are they really doing the work for Israel,

01:11:03 --> 01:11:04

of Israel for it?

01:11:06 --> 01:11:08

I'll leave that for another another time.

01:11:14 --> 01:11:16

Now Saba, brings up a great point. When

01:11:16 --> 01:11:18

I was in college 10 years ago, Palestine

01:11:18 --> 01:11:20

was in the news, our college made sure

01:11:20 --> 01:11:22

the MSA and Hillop really made nice with

01:11:22 --> 01:11:22

each other

01:11:23 --> 01:11:25

by forcing us in one room with rabbis

01:11:25 --> 01:11:27

and chaplains. This is a very important point,

01:11:27 --> 01:11:28

Nisayba.

01:11:28 --> 01:11:30

This is what I call well, many people

01:11:30 --> 01:11:31

call it faith washing.

01:11:31 --> 01:11:33

It also is the depoliticization

01:11:34 --> 01:11:36

of the issue. So all of these

01:11:37 --> 01:11:39

movies and documentaries and feel good sort of

01:11:39 --> 01:11:41

stories that make it seem, oh, there was

01:11:41 --> 01:11:44

an Israeli boy and a and a Palestinian

01:11:44 --> 01:11:46

boy and they became friends across the border

01:11:46 --> 01:11:48

and this sort of thing, very depoliticizing

01:11:49 --> 01:11:50

of what is actually the nature of the

01:11:50 --> 01:11:52

issue that is going on. The issue is

01:11:52 --> 01:11:53

not hate.

01:11:54 --> 01:11:56

The issue is not hatred of the other.

01:11:56 --> 01:11:57

The issue is not,

01:11:58 --> 01:11:59

bigotry. The issue is not a lack of

01:11:59 --> 01:12:02

understanding. The nature of the issue is political,

01:12:03 --> 01:12:04

that if you ended the occupation

01:12:05 --> 01:12:06

of Palestine and of Palestinians,

01:12:07 --> 01:12:09

that if you dismantled the state of Israel,

01:12:10 --> 01:12:12

you would actually allow the possibility for a

01:12:12 --> 01:12:15

new sort of governance and a new sort

01:12:15 --> 01:12:16

of

01:12:16 --> 01:12:18

state or whatever nation

01:12:18 --> 01:12:20

to take place where it would be better

01:12:20 --> 01:12:22

for Jews and Muslims and Christians and everybody.

01:12:22 --> 01:12:25

The current arrangement is not good for anyone.

01:12:26 --> 01:12:27

And so it's this is one of the

01:12:27 --> 01:12:29

sort of Zionist lies that, you know, that

01:12:29 --> 01:12:31

the Palestinians or the Muslims want to push

01:12:31 --> 01:12:33

us onto the sea. No, that's not true

01:12:33 --> 01:12:34

whatsoever.

01:12:34 --> 01:12:36

This has to do with a government,

01:12:36 --> 01:12:38

and that we refuse. And it's important for

01:12:38 --> 01:12:39

everybody

01:12:39 --> 01:12:41

who has these sorts of ties to universities

01:12:41 --> 01:12:42

or even the workplace

01:12:43 --> 01:12:44

to not accept

01:12:44 --> 01:12:46

the framing of this issue

01:12:46 --> 01:12:48

as just an issue of a lack of

01:12:48 --> 01:12:51

understanding or intolerance or of hatred,

01:12:52 --> 01:12:54

or that this is just an interfaith issue,

01:12:54 --> 01:12:56

that if Muslims and Jews understood each other

01:12:56 --> 01:12:58

better, then the then all the issues of

01:12:58 --> 01:13:01

Palestine would be resolved. This is not this

01:13:01 --> 01:13:04

is a deliberate attempt to depoliticize this issue

01:13:04 --> 01:13:05

and get it away from talking about the

01:13:05 --> 01:13:08

occupation, and that the occupation has to end,

01:13:08 --> 01:13:09

and that the state of Israel

01:13:09 --> 01:13:10

should be dismantled.

01:13:12 --> 01:13:14

Danger of what exactly, Sara?

01:13:15 --> 01:13:17

Okay. I know we've got a lot of

01:13:17 --> 01:13:18

things.

01:13:20 --> 01:13:23

Okay. Abdullah asked a question right here from

01:13:23 --> 01:13:24

the studio. How do we handle the deep

01:13:24 --> 01:13:27

seated culture amongst our Christian American neighbors that

01:13:27 --> 01:13:30

has become God, family, country, guns in Israel?

01:13:31 --> 01:13:32

Well, you know, the only real problem is

01:13:32 --> 01:13:33

the last one.

01:13:34 --> 01:13:37

And so there's always, listen, with anybody you

01:13:37 --> 01:13:38

talk to, there's always a bridge

01:13:39 --> 01:13:40

towards understanding.

01:13:41 --> 01:13:43

Most Americans really hate to feel like they're

01:13:43 --> 01:13:45

being taken advantage of. And that same,

01:13:46 --> 01:13:48

you know, god, family, country, and guns type

01:13:48 --> 01:13:49

of conservative

01:13:50 --> 01:13:52

is probably upset about how much money the

01:13:52 --> 01:13:53

United States government

01:13:53 --> 01:13:54

spends on welfare.

01:13:55 --> 01:13:57

And it's probably very, very critical

01:13:57 --> 01:13:58

of

01:13:59 --> 01:14:01

anybody who receives welfare. And that's a separate

01:14:01 --> 01:14:02

conversation. We're not saying that that is

01:14:04 --> 01:14:04

a correct

01:14:05 --> 01:14:06

analysis of the situation.

01:14:06 --> 01:14:08

But what we're saying is that's what that

01:14:08 --> 01:14:09

person believes, and that can be used as

01:14:09 --> 01:14:10

a bridge. Well, do you know who's the

01:14:10 --> 01:14:13

biggest welfare recipient? Is Israel, is Israel, is

01:14:13 --> 01:14:15

the biggest welfare recipient. That they have their

01:14:15 --> 01:14:17

free college and their free health care, and

01:14:17 --> 01:14:20

they live they're they're living the, the modern

01:14:20 --> 01:14:20

dream

01:14:21 --> 01:14:22

on your dime.

01:14:23 --> 01:14:24

And that would upset

01:14:24 --> 01:14:27

any sort of God and country conservative in

01:14:27 --> 01:14:30

the United States. So there's always sorts of

01:14:30 --> 01:14:31

there's always opportunities,

01:14:32 --> 01:14:34

dawah opportunities, discursive

01:14:34 --> 01:14:35

opportunities

01:14:35 --> 01:14:38

that, that can be sort of leveraged in

01:14:38 --> 01:14:39

these sorts of situations?

01:14:45 --> 01:14:47

Good point, Diat Saradi. We can't stop talking

01:14:47 --> 01:14:50

about the 9,000 hostages in Israeli prisons.

01:14:51 --> 01:14:52

Yes. Good point.

01:14:53 --> 01:14:55

Courtney, you're a 100% right. What's happening in

01:14:55 --> 01:14:57

Palestine? Exactly. What's happened to Turtle Island? A

01:14:57 --> 01:14:57

100%.

01:15:04 --> 01:15:06

Okay. Very good. We've reached the end. One

01:15:06 --> 01:15:08

day, Insha'Allah, Gaza. I love that. We visit

01:15:08 --> 01:15:10

Free Palestine and pray in Al Aqsa. Pray

01:15:10 --> 01:15:13

in Al Aqsa and travel from Al Aqsa

01:15:13 --> 01:15:13

to Gaza,

01:15:15 --> 01:15:15

sali min

01:15:16 --> 01:15:16

peacefully

01:15:17 --> 01:15:19

with no with nothing to worry about except

01:15:19 --> 01:15:21

what we're going to have for lunch in

01:15:21 --> 01:15:23

order to help the Palestinian people rebuild, if

01:15:23 --> 01:15:26

that is necessary at that time. May Allah

01:15:26 --> 01:15:27

let us see it in our lifetimes.

01:15:30 --> 01:15:31

Very good. So

01:15:31 --> 01:15:34

let's transition now. We've got, sort of a

01:15:34 --> 01:15:36

new way to deal with this ilm segment.

01:15:36 --> 01:15:37

And, well, we've gone this has been a

01:15:37 --> 01:15:39

long conversation. We've gone a little bit longer

01:15:39 --> 01:15:39

than usual,

01:15:40 --> 01:15:43

But I've I've personally benefited from, from the

01:15:43 --> 01:15:44

conversation.

01:15:44 --> 01:15:47

Let's go to our ilm segment. Now, we've

01:15:47 --> 01:15:49

got some questions for you all. Okay. Now,

01:15:49 --> 01:15:52

the subject today is the sunun of greeting

01:15:52 --> 01:15:54

each other. Alright? How do we greet each

01:15:54 --> 01:15:56

other? What are what are some of the

01:15:56 --> 01:15:58

sunn, you know, plural of sunnah,

01:15:59 --> 01:16:01

that is related to greeting each other in

01:16:01 --> 01:16:03

a step? So we've got question number 1.

01:16:03 --> 01:16:04

Are we able to do the poll, or

01:16:04 --> 01:16:06

are we gonna just do comments?

01:16:08 --> 01:16:10

Okay. We're just doing it in the comments.

01:16:10 --> 01:16:12

So, everybody, you can answer A, B, C,

01:16:12 --> 01:16:15

or D. How should you return?

01:16:15 --> 01:16:17

How should you return the greeting if someone

01:16:17 --> 01:16:19

says to you, Salaam Alaikum.

01:16:19 --> 01:16:22

Should you say back to them, salaamu alaykum?

01:16:23 --> 01:16:25

A. Should you say back to them, wa'alaikum?

01:16:25 --> 01:16:26

That's option B.

01:16:26 --> 01:16:29

Should you say, C, 'walaikum assalam?'

01:16:29 --> 01:16:32

Or should you say, D, 'walaikum assalamu wa

01:16:32 --> 01:16:33

rafaa t'ala?

01:16:36 --> 01:16:38

Let's get some answers.

01:16:39 --> 01:16:40

Turkiye with the first response.

01:16:41 --> 01:16:42

Birinci.

01:16:44 --> 01:16:46

I need to practice my Turkish. I've I've

01:16:46 --> 01:16:47

forgotten most of the Turkish that I used

01:16:47 --> 01:16:48

to know.

01:16:55 --> 01:16:57

You know, subhanAllah, I was using you know,

01:16:57 --> 01:16:59

Turkish has some of the best proverbs that

01:16:59 --> 01:17:00

I've seen in any language.

01:17:01 --> 01:17:04

I was using one for a presentation I

01:17:04 --> 01:17:05

gave the other night,

01:17:06 --> 01:17:07

And I'll just leave it here for the

01:17:07 --> 01:17:08

Turks. And if you don't understand it, then

01:17:08 --> 01:17:10

if this will be like an if you

01:17:10 --> 01:17:11

know, you know sort of thing.

01:17:12 --> 01:17:13

An laiana,

01:17:13 --> 01:17:16

si vrissinex as. An la maiana, davosorna

01:17:17 --> 01:17:19

as. I busted that out in a, in

01:17:19 --> 01:17:21

a presentation. So let's see. Most people are

01:17:21 --> 01:17:22

saying d.

01:17:23 --> 01:17:24

Some people are saying c.

01:17:25 --> 01:17:26

And notice I was crafty with how I

01:17:26 --> 01:17:28

frame the question here, because I said should,

01:17:29 --> 01:17:31

which indicates kind of the best

01:17:31 --> 01:17:33

possible way, and that would be d.

01:17:33 --> 01:17:35

The best possible way to respond

01:17:36 --> 01:17:38

is, Wa Alaikum Assalamu Arhamatullah.

01:17:38 --> 01:17:41

It is acceptable to say, Wa Alaikum Assalam.

01:17:41 --> 01:17:43

And, you know, if you don't know any

01:17:43 --> 01:17:45

better, then okay, if you're doing out of

01:17:45 --> 01:17:46

ignorance A or B, it's not necessarily a

01:17:46 --> 01:17:47

problem.

01:17:47 --> 01:17:50

But the standard, the minimum response is c,

01:17:50 --> 01:17:53

and the better best response is d, because

01:17:53 --> 01:17:55

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala said in the Quran,

01:17:55 --> 01:17:56

and if you are given a certain greeting,

01:17:57 --> 01:18:00

then you should respond to the same or

01:18:00 --> 01:18:02

better, and obviously responding with better

01:18:02 --> 01:18:04

is, is better.

01:18:04 --> 01:18:06

Very good. Let's go to question number 2.

01:18:11 --> 01:18:13

Okay. It's sunnah

01:18:14 --> 01:18:17

for the following person to begin salaam. Pay

01:18:17 --> 01:18:19

attention. Who should

01:18:19 --> 01:18:21

who should begin salaam?

01:18:22 --> 01:18:24

A, a person riding, beginning salaam to a

01:18:24 --> 01:18:26

person who's walking.

01:18:27 --> 01:18:29

B, a younger person

01:18:29 --> 01:18:31

starting salaam to an older person.

01:18:32 --> 01:18:32

C,

01:18:33 --> 01:18:34

an individual person

01:18:35 --> 01:18:38

saying salaam or beginning salaam to a group

01:18:38 --> 01:18:39

of people,

01:18:39 --> 01:18:41

or, d, all of the above?

01:18:59 --> 01:19:00

Okay. That was a pretty easy one. Everybody's

01:19:00 --> 01:19:01

coming through with the d's.

01:19:03 --> 01:19:04

Very good.

01:19:05 --> 01:19:06

You guys nailed it.

01:19:07 --> 01:19:08

Excellent.

01:19:09 --> 01:19:11

Straight a students. Everybody.

01:19:12 --> 01:19:13

Excellent.

01:19:15 --> 01:19:18

Okay. Let's try to get number we have

01:19:18 --> 01:19:20

one more, right? Let's get number 3 and

01:19:20 --> 01:19:23

the final one. Okay. The sunnah of greeting

01:19:23 --> 01:19:25

each other. Yes or no? So here we

01:19:25 --> 01:19:26

go. High stakes question.

01:19:26 --> 01:19:27

It's sunnah

01:19:28 --> 01:19:30

to shake hands when greeting each other with

01:19:30 --> 01:19:33

salaam. Assalamualaikum. Now we're we're apply gender rules

01:19:33 --> 01:19:35

here. We're not saying,

01:19:36 --> 01:19:38

it's sunnah for a ajna b man or

01:19:38 --> 01:19:40

a non non Mahram man to give to

01:19:40 --> 01:19:42

shake hands with a non Mahram woman. That's

01:19:42 --> 01:19:44

not what we're saying. We're saying man to

01:19:44 --> 01:19:46

man, or woman to woman or

01:19:46 --> 01:19:47

man to his,

01:19:48 --> 01:19:50

you know, his sister or something like that.

01:19:50 --> 01:19:52

Is it a yes or no to shake

01:19:52 --> 01:19:53

hands?

01:19:55 --> 01:19:57

Oh, we've got a little ichtelevir el Hammat

01:19:57 --> 01:19:58

here. We've got a little bit of,

01:19:59 --> 01:20:00

difference of opinion.

01:20:05 --> 01:20:07

Yeah. I agree, 8 Calduri. Next time, Michela,

01:20:07 --> 01:20:08

we'll have the polls up and running. It's

01:20:08 --> 01:20:10

more of a just like a tech issue.

01:20:10 --> 01:20:11

We were locked out of the studio today.

01:20:11 --> 01:20:13

We have some things, you know, going on.

01:20:14 --> 01:20:16

Mohammed asked, am I friends with the Towards

01:20:16 --> 01:20:18

the Eternity team? I am oh, am I

01:20:18 --> 01:20:20

with the Towards the Eternity? No. I'm not

01:20:20 --> 01:20:21

with them, but I am I know them

01:20:21 --> 01:20:22

and and we're friends.

01:20:23 --> 01:20:25

Actually, I wish I was going to Tuukier

01:20:25 --> 01:20:28

this, this summer because they asked me if

01:20:28 --> 01:20:30

I was coming through to, to stop in

01:20:30 --> 01:20:32

the studio and film some things, but, unfortunately,

01:20:32 --> 01:20:33

it's not in the plans.

01:20:36 --> 01:20:38

Okay. We've got a lot of answer, and

01:20:38 --> 01:20:40

Amina is answering d to a question that

01:20:40 --> 01:20:42

has no d. I'm assuming that you're talking

01:20:42 --> 01:20:43

about

01:20:44 --> 01:20:46

assuming that you're talking about a previous question.

01:20:46 --> 01:20:48

Okay. The answer is actually

01:20:49 --> 01:20:51

a, that this is a sunnah. It is

01:20:51 --> 01:20:53

a sunnah to shake hands when giving the

01:20:53 --> 01:20:55

salaam. And if you really, really want to,

01:20:55 --> 01:20:57

I can go into here, break out the

01:20:57 --> 01:20:58

daleel here.

01:21:04 --> 01:21:05

Yes.

01:21:11 --> 01:21:13

That is the actions of the Sahaba. May

01:21:13 --> 01:21:15

Allah be pleased with them all.

01:21:15 --> 01:21:16

From Hadith Katah

01:21:25 --> 01:21:27

And that is related in Al Bukhari

01:21:28 --> 01:21:30

number 6,263.

01:21:31 --> 01:21:32

So there you go.

01:21:33 --> 01:21:35

Very good. So that concludes. Thank you for

01:21:35 --> 01:21:37

playing. Insha'Allah, we'll have some sort of slicker

01:21:37 --> 01:21:39

way to deliver the questions,

01:21:39 --> 01:21:41

next time, but thank you for playing.

01:21:42 --> 01:21:44

Hopefully, you benefited. I benefited. And now on

01:21:44 --> 01:21:47

to our final segment for tonight, which is

01:21:47 --> 01:21:47

the conclusion

01:21:49 --> 01:21:51

of our book on personal development,

01:21:51 --> 01:21:52

the

01:21:53 --> 01:21:54

laws of leadership

01:21:54 --> 01:21:57

by John C Maxwell. And we got only

01:21:57 --> 01:21:57

3

01:21:58 --> 01:21:58

laws remaining.

01:22:00 --> 01:22:00

Now

01:22:01 --> 01:22:02

law number 19.

01:22:02 --> 01:22:05

We'll start 1920, 21. Number law number 19

01:22:05 --> 01:22:07

is called the law of timing.

01:22:08 --> 01:22:09

The law of timing

01:22:09 --> 01:22:10

means that

01:22:11 --> 01:22:12

being a leader

01:22:12 --> 01:22:14

is not just about doing the right thing,

01:22:14 --> 01:22:17

it's also having a sense of

01:22:17 --> 01:22:20

timing. As that doing the right thing at

01:22:20 --> 01:22:22

the right time is an extremely

01:22:23 --> 01:22:25

important element to being a leader.

01:22:25 --> 01:22:25

That

01:22:26 --> 01:22:29

a wrong action at the wrong time, that's,

01:22:29 --> 01:22:30

yeah, that's a disaster.

01:22:30 --> 01:22:32

But even the right action at the wrong

01:22:32 --> 01:22:36

time, it might not work. It might provoke

01:22:36 --> 01:22:36

or

01:22:36 --> 01:22:39

inspire resistance to what you're trying to do.

01:22:39 --> 01:22:41

Now, you might have good timing, but you

01:22:41 --> 01:22:43

might have the wrong action. That's an innocent

01:22:43 --> 01:22:43

mistake.

01:22:44 --> 01:22:46

But true success comes from the right action

01:22:46 --> 01:22:48

at the right time, and the prophet sallallahu

01:22:48 --> 01:22:50

alaihi wasallam implemented this.

01:22:50 --> 01:22:51

If you look at

01:22:52 --> 01:22:54

his decision what to do after the Battle

01:22:54 --> 01:22:56

of Uhud, where it was

01:22:56 --> 01:22:59

somewhat of a loss scholars differ was it

01:22:59 --> 01:23:00

a loss for the Muslims, or was it

01:23:00 --> 01:23:03

sort of like a draw, a stalemate, whatever

01:23:03 --> 01:23:05

have you, that they were in a weak

01:23:05 --> 01:23:08

and compromised position. But the prophet understood

01:23:09 --> 01:23:11

the danger of the moment,

01:23:12 --> 01:23:15

so he gathered everybody together despite them being

01:23:15 --> 01:23:17

injured and weak, and they marched to pursue

01:23:17 --> 01:23:19

the Quraysh outside of Medina

01:23:20 --> 01:23:21

to make them think

01:23:21 --> 01:23:23

that they had reinforcements and that they were

01:23:23 --> 01:23:25

going to now, fight again.

01:23:25 --> 01:23:28

And sure enough, the Quraish, they paused

01:23:28 --> 01:23:29

in their retreat and they said hey, wait

01:23:29 --> 01:23:31

a second, why don't we go back and

01:23:31 --> 01:23:32

we keep fighting the Muslims? We had them.

01:23:32 --> 01:23:34

We could have beaten them.

01:23:34 --> 01:23:36

And then their scouts told them, Uh-oh,

01:23:37 --> 01:23:38

Muhammad

01:23:38 --> 01:23:40

is coming with reinforcements, let's get out of

01:23:40 --> 01:23:42

here. And so you see the prophet

01:23:43 --> 01:23:46

did the right thing at the right time.

01:23:46 --> 01:23:48

The timing of his decision was key.

01:23:49 --> 01:23:51

Just as the timing for,

01:23:52 --> 01:23:55

the timing for hijra and the timing when

01:23:55 --> 01:23:56

to actually

01:23:56 --> 01:23:57

defend

01:23:58 --> 01:24:00

themselves against the Quraysh and launch sort of

01:24:00 --> 01:24:03

a more military campaign against them. These were

01:24:03 --> 01:24:06

things that if the fighting against the Quraysh

01:24:06 --> 01:24:09

had happened too early, it would have been

01:24:09 --> 01:24:10

disastrous.

01:24:10 --> 01:24:11

It would have been disastrous.

01:24:12 --> 01:24:13

But it had to be at the right

01:24:13 --> 01:24:15

time. And the same with the hijra and

01:24:15 --> 01:24:16

everything else. Law number 20.

01:24:17 --> 01:24:20

Law number 20, the law of explosive growth.

01:24:20 --> 01:24:21

And this might be my favorite law in

01:24:21 --> 01:24:22

the entire book

01:24:23 --> 01:24:23

that

01:24:24 --> 01:24:24

he says.

01:24:26 --> 01:24:27

You add

01:24:27 --> 01:24:30

as a leader, you add by gaining followers,

01:24:31 --> 01:24:32

but you multiply

01:24:33 --> 01:24:35

by developing other leaders. And this is huge

01:24:35 --> 01:24:37

to me, because it is the mark of

01:24:37 --> 01:24:38

sincerity.

01:24:38 --> 01:24:41

I have reflected on this, that the mark

01:24:41 --> 01:24:43

of a sincere person is that you want

01:24:43 --> 01:24:45

your students to end up being better than

01:24:45 --> 01:24:46

you.

01:24:46 --> 01:24:48

You want the people that you're teaching

01:24:49 --> 01:24:50

to actually surpass you.

01:24:51 --> 01:24:53

And if a person is just trying to

01:24:53 --> 01:24:55

keep you under their wing

01:24:55 --> 01:24:57

and just keep you sort of limited to

01:24:57 --> 01:24:58

what,

01:24:58 --> 01:24:59

you know,

01:25:00 --> 01:25:02

a certain station and not let you surpass

01:25:02 --> 01:25:04

them, then this is not true leadership.

01:25:05 --> 01:25:07

That leaders who attract followers,

01:25:08 --> 01:25:10

they put themselves in a position where they

01:25:10 --> 01:25:12

need to be needed. Think social media. You

01:25:12 --> 01:25:14

need to be needed all the time.

01:25:15 --> 01:25:15

Whereas

01:25:16 --> 01:25:17

a true leader,

01:25:17 --> 01:25:18

right,

01:25:18 --> 01:25:21

they are the ones who develop other leaders

01:25:21 --> 01:25:23

who they want to be succeeded. They want

01:25:23 --> 01:25:26

other people to take over after them. And

01:25:26 --> 01:25:28

we can see that throughout Islamic history. We

01:25:28 --> 01:25:30

see Nur ad Din Zengi, who was a

01:25:30 --> 01:25:32

leader and who who was the one who

01:25:32 --> 01:25:33

followed after him. Salahuddin

01:25:34 --> 01:25:35

surpassed him.

01:25:35 --> 01:25:37

Right? Now it doesn't always have to be

01:25:37 --> 01:25:39

surpassing. It might just be sort of keeping

01:25:39 --> 01:25:40

things going, like the prophet

01:25:41 --> 01:25:43

was an incredible, amazing leader,

01:25:44 --> 01:25:47

and he trained the companions to be leaders.

01:25:47 --> 01:25:49

He trained the companions to be leaders. He

01:25:49 --> 01:25:51

sent them to places where they had responsibility,

01:25:51 --> 01:25:53

where they sort of were able to,

01:25:53 --> 01:25:56

you know, test out their, that responsibility.

01:25:57 --> 01:25:58

And then once he was gone

01:25:59 --> 01:26:01

we had the rightly guided

01:26:02 --> 01:26:04

khilafa. We had the rightly guided period of

01:26:04 --> 01:26:05

the of the of the hulafa.

01:26:06 --> 01:26:08

That was, in general, a time of justice

01:26:08 --> 01:26:10

and a continuation of the guidance of the

01:26:10 --> 01:26:12

prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. So much

01:26:12 --> 01:26:13

so that the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

01:26:14 --> 01:26:16

told us to stick to their sunnah as

01:26:16 --> 01:26:19

well. Abu alaihab bin Nawajid, he said

01:26:19 --> 01:26:21

he said follow

01:26:21 --> 01:26:25

sunnati was sunnati khulafa ir Rashidin al Mahdiin.

01:26:26 --> 01:26:26

So the prophet

01:26:27 --> 01:26:30

explicitly told you and me to follow his

01:26:30 --> 01:26:30

sunnah

01:26:31 --> 01:26:33

and to follow the sunnah of the rightly

01:26:33 --> 01:26:35

guided caliphs after him. That was because the

01:26:35 --> 01:26:36

prophet

01:26:37 --> 01:26:40

trained other leaders. They were ready to lead

01:26:41 --> 01:26:43

from the time that the prophet sallallahu alaihi

01:26:43 --> 01:26:46

wasallam handed over the responsibility to them. And

01:26:46 --> 01:26:48

finally, our last law, law number 21,

01:26:48 --> 01:26:50

is related to that. It is the law

01:26:50 --> 01:26:53

of legacy, that you judge and measure a

01:26:53 --> 01:26:55

leader by the legacy that they leave behind.

01:26:56 --> 01:26:57

And there is no

01:26:57 --> 01:27:00

better leader than the prophet Mohammed sallallahu alaihi

01:27:00 --> 01:27:02

wasallam, and you can only,

01:27:02 --> 01:27:05

you only can what's the way to say?

01:27:05 --> 01:27:07

That all you have to do to notice

01:27:07 --> 01:27:08

that is to look at the legacy that

01:27:08 --> 01:27:10

he left behind. The most common name in

01:27:10 --> 01:27:12

the world is Mohammed.

01:27:13 --> 01:27:16

And the civilization that he left behind from

01:27:16 --> 01:27:18

Morocco to China in

01:27:18 --> 01:27:20

very, very few years,

01:27:20 --> 01:27:21

where people

01:27:23 --> 01:27:23

flourished.

01:27:24 --> 01:27:24

Christianity

01:27:25 --> 01:27:26

even flourished. Judaism

01:27:27 --> 01:27:30

even flourished under Muslim rule. This is the

01:27:30 --> 01:27:31

legacy

01:27:31 --> 01:27:33

that he left behind. And that is how

01:27:33 --> 01:27:34

a leader

01:27:35 --> 01:27:37

is measured, which is why, you see, even

01:27:37 --> 01:27:38

some of the kuffar

01:27:38 --> 01:27:39

praise the prophet

01:27:40 --> 01:27:42

for his leadership abilities.

01:27:43 --> 01:27:44

And that is a wrap

01:27:45 --> 01:27:48

on the book of leadership. Let's go through

01:27:48 --> 01:27:49

real quick to see,

01:27:49 --> 01:27:51

any remaining sort of loose ends, questions, comments

01:27:51 --> 01:27:53

that you've got, and then we will

01:27:54 --> 01:27:55

sign off.

01:27:59 --> 01:28:00

I agree with that, Sana.

01:28:00 --> 01:28:02

Sana's point, I know voting is one way

01:28:02 --> 01:28:04

to change foreign policy, but Zionists play so

01:28:04 --> 01:28:07

dirty. AIPAC is essentially bribery. Bribery, excuse me.

01:28:07 --> 01:28:09

Muslims cannot play the same game. We need

01:28:09 --> 01:28:11

to find ways of holding our politicians accountable.

01:28:11 --> 01:28:13

I a 100% agree. And the excuse me.

01:28:13 --> 01:28:15

Allah said, wajaalhaqqwazahakalbaatalinalbaatalakanazahookah,

01:28:18 --> 01:28:20

that falsehood will perish and that we should

01:28:20 --> 01:28:22

not feel like we have to

01:28:25 --> 01:28:27

reinvent falsehood or imitate falsehood in order to

01:28:27 --> 01:28:29

succeed. That's not what we're asking for. That

01:28:29 --> 01:28:31

think about how much effort and time and

01:28:31 --> 01:28:32

money

01:28:32 --> 01:28:34

required of them to perpetuate falsehood.

01:28:34 --> 01:28:36

Think about how much easier it would be

01:28:36 --> 01:28:37

to just establish the truth.

01:28:45 --> 01:28:46

Okay. Very nice.

01:28:48 --> 01:28:50

Excellent, Leticia. Give a person a fish they

01:28:50 --> 01:28:51

eat for a day. Teach a person a

01:28:51 --> 01:28:53

fish they eat for a lifetime. Very nice.

01:28:54 --> 01:28:54

Oh,

01:28:54 --> 01:28:56

That's a that's a good point. Even with

01:28:56 --> 01:28:58

parents and kids. Even with parents and kids.

01:28:58 --> 01:29:00

That's a great point. We all want our

01:29:00 --> 01:29:02

kids to be better than us.

01:29:03 --> 01:29:04

And so we should all train our children

01:29:04 --> 01:29:06

to be better than us and put them

01:29:06 --> 01:29:08

in that position, never feel threatened by them.

01:29:18 --> 01:29:20

Yep. I agree, Mariema. That is that is

01:29:20 --> 01:29:21

comforting to me, at least.

01:29:22 --> 01:29:24

And I know you've asked this question many

01:29:24 --> 01:29:25

times, Marima, about which,

01:29:26 --> 01:29:26

which du'a

01:29:27 --> 01:29:28

to make for the oppressed.

01:29:29 --> 01:29:30

There are so many du'a. I don't have

01:29:30 --> 01:29:33

one in particular, but like I said before,

01:29:33 --> 01:29:35

that the du'a that is powerful, there's certain

01:29:35 --> 01:29:37

times and situations where du'a is powerful. Yom

01:29:37 --> 01:29:39

Ale'atifa is coming up. The day of Adafah

01:29:39 --> 01:29:41

is coming up. That is a powerful time

01:29:41 --> 01:29:43

for du'at. It is a time when

01:29:44 --> 01:29:46

when du'at is is accepted. I'll I'll finish

01:29:46 --> 01:29:47

with this.

01:29:50 --> 01:29:52

I'll finish with this. I don't see any

01:29:52 --> 01:29:54

other I don't see any questions. May Allah

01:29:54 --> 01:29:56

bless everybody in this gathering.

01:29:57 --> 01:30:00

That sometimes we fixate on the formula of

01:30:00 --> 01:30:02

the dua, thinking that the power is in

01:30:02 --> 01:30:04

the formula of the dua. And sometimes that's

01:30:04 --> 01:30:06

true. We're not denigrating that.

01:30:06 --> 01:30:07

However,

01:30:08 --> 01:30:10

we should be at least as attentive

01:30:10 --> 01:30:12

as to removing

01:30:12 --> 01:30:15

whatever barriers might stop our du'at from being

01:30:15 --> 01:30:15

answered.

01:30:16 --> 01:30:19

Is there a particular sin or a particular

01:30:19 --> 01:30:21

habit that you are engaging in, that you

01:30:21 --> 01:30:22

find it hard to leave,

01:30:23 --> 01:30:26

that perhaps no matter you could be using

01:30:26 --> 01:30:27

the most powerful dua out there,

01:30:28 --> 01:30:28

but

01:30:29 --> 01:30:30

you are standing in the way of that

01:30:30 --> 01:30:33

dua being answered by your dedication

01:30:33 --> 01:30:34

to this sin.

01:30:35 --> 01:30:35

It's possible.

01:30:36 --> 01:30:39

And I'll say that to myself first. I

01:30:39 --> 01:30:40

have looked in this past 8 months, I've

01:30:40 --> 01:30:42

looked at myself, and I've said,

01:30:42 --> 01:30:44

gee, I really, really need to fix this

01:30:44 --> 01:30:46

and fix that and fix the other, and

01:30:46 --> 01:30:47

I'm tired of that, and I'm gonna change

01:30:47 --> 01:30:48

that,

01:30:49 --> 01:30:49

if only

01:30:50 --> 01:30:53

so that Allah might accept my du'a for

01:30:53 --> 01:30:56

Palestine and for Gaza and bring about the

01:30:56 --> 01:30:57

end of the occupation

01:30:57 --> 01:30:58

more quickly.

01:30:59 --> 01:31:02

May Allah forgive us all and continue to,

01:31:03 --> 01:31:04

continue to aid us.

01:31:07 --> 01:31:10

For my Rabb, may Allah accept your fasting.

01:31:10 --> 01:31:12

Happy to share this suhoor time with you.

01:31:13 --> 01:31:16

Mi'nya qum, Afiyatul soon. And may Allah bless

01:31:16 --> 01:31:18

all of you. This was a wonderful session.

01:31:18 --> 01:31:20

Look forward to next week, insha'Allah. Subhanakallahu wa

01:31:20 --> 01:31:21

hamda kasharullah ilayla antastawqirukutuwileikh.

01:31:22 --> 01:31:24

Assalamu Alaikum waftallahu.

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