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TRIBALISM among MUSLIMS

Tom Facchine

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One thing that everybody has to be careful about whether you're a serious student of knowledge or not, you're just a layperson is you should really be sensitive to groups and individuals that are trying to kind of make the issue into an issue about being part of the right group versus doing the right thing, right. The shaitana is very clever. The shaytaan will try to get you busy with other people's faults, and the shaytaan will try to get you busy with this sort of tribalism, right? But it's not the old tribalism of like, this is my you know, my clan. And this is your clan. It's more like modern sports teams where you know, like, Oh, I'm sad and no, I'm Medina grad. No, I'm I

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studied in Morocco, or whatever, you know, people can become partisan about anything. And they do become partisan about lots of different things. So you need to be better than that. Because the last phone Tada criticizes this attitude, this is the attitude of the Masada. This is the attitude of Benny Surat, II, right to try to turn their covenant with the last common data, which is transactional. It's a fit, right? It requires touch deed, it requires renewal every single day, when you are doing acts of piety, this temptation is to turn that into an identity. And this is exactly what as we said, when it was right you did and the NESARA to the point where they said, Well, we're

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God's chosen people. Now, the implication of that if you're God's chosen people, or you're the Save sect, in this case, is that you don't really have anything left to do, you're sort of patting yourself on the back and putting stock in being part of the right group. And there's two things, there's two things that are problematic about this. One is that it is taking your attention away from what you're doing. And then the second is that it's taking your attention away from you at all right? You're usually going to be policing other people and saying, Oh, look at this person. They're, they're astray. And that's an implicit praise of yourself. And that's about to Allah says

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in the Quran, well, that's exactly when physical, right? And don't, don't praise yourself, don't claim piety for yourself in that sort of way. And we're really tricky when it comes to this. Because we found really subtle ways to do it. We know well enough to not get up in front of people and say, I am pious. And I did this and I did this, but we have really subtle ways like like de la May Allah May Allah guide them there May Allah guide him and Sheikh Abdullah used to really have very little tolerance for this sort of attitude. You know, if someone were to say that in his presence, he would say Hola, Deke, and, you know, I was like, May Allah guide you. So we should be worried about our

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own guidance, primarily. And we should not say anything, or do anything or have the attitude that implies that we are less in need of guidance than somebody else, or that we think that we've got it figured out and other people are Australia and things like that. And that's obviously, you know, there's a caveat to all this, you know, we have to clarify the truth and we have to respond, you know, and intervene in the discourse and refute sort of the ideologies and adults that are happening. Obviously, that's what I do every single day, but you can't let the shaytaan use that against you into thinking that it's you. Right, we defend the slam, we defend the truth, and all of

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us are sinners and all of us are sort of a poor example of what it looks like to follow the truth. And we really need to primarily be concerned about our own salvation and the salvation of others but in a more sincere way than just labeling people and dismissing them and assuming things about them.