Wasim Kempson – My Journey To Islam

Wasim Kempson
AI: Summary © The Prophet Sunni Shia Labeya is the source of inspiration for many people as he is the only person with a single vision for Islam. The importance of following guidance and embracing one's weaknesses is emphasized, as it is essential to achieve morality and be a good person. The importance of learning to deal with one's parents' actions and finding a partner for learning is also emphasized. The conversation concludes with a suggestion to use a video for future learning.
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playbrush hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Alhamdulillah Hamden, Kathy ronto yB and mobile confirm camera, your headboard Urbana watada.

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If the brothers don't need to be sitting on the wall or something if they can move forward out of respect insha Allah Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah by the father of Allah subhanaw taala we have our share our Imam was in Clemson with us today

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could we say a landmark moment in hidayah series because

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not to say that we don't appreciate anyone's journey to Islam. This is I think the 10th day series that we've done, where we've explored different reverts from all different backgrounds, their journey to Islam, but I will share Masha Allah, we ask Allah to increase him in all good and save him from more evil. He became Muslim and now he's become an imam in his community. So this these are the types of stories that we want to learn from we want to try and emulate him inshallah.

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And aside from that, I don't know how to Irish guys have got in front of the masjid

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for Subhan Allah this is this is the only Islam can do something like this hamdulillah so without further ado, I'm just going to pass on to the chef inshallah we will have just before we start we will have q&a at the end. So keep your questions to the end. For those of you tuning in at home.

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We're going to do a slideshow so if you go on slider.com That's SL ID Oh, and the

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haitch id AYHH id AYH For anyone who wants to send questions in insha Allah

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and other than that, please just show the chef your utmost respect. May Allah bless you all I push you off to the shirt inshallah.

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I just found the links I'm going to share with you

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Miss Mala Mala al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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wa Salatu was Salam ala shallowford, Umbria. He will say the more saline in Vienna Muhammad wa early he was Harvey as you may know praise belongs to Allah.

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Me the peace and blessings of Allah subhanaw taala be upon His final messenger Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam.

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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.

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So let me begin with that. You can multitask that today is as you know, your will do MA and that is the best day of the week. And the Prophet sallallahu ala he where there was a limit told us that there is a set there was a time on the day of Joomla that if you make dua during that time, that it is hoped that it will be answered in sha Allah Allah many of them have the view that it is between Salah to Lhasa and salata module, which is right now. So as you're listening to me while you are concentrating on what I'm saying concentrate when you lose consciousness of maybe what I'm saying then you can start making dua.

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So there's no time in sha Allah to Allah which the time that you are spending in the message in the masjid that is going unrewarded. But isn't it late either?

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Okay, so you want to start with my story like this?

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Oh, so

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my story to Islam is something which I don't regularly often

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mentioned, to be honest with you.

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Because I have my own take on it. And along mentioned now,

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and when you hear a person's story to Islam, you often find a series of adventures, a series of events where they started, where they were born, how they were brought up where they went to school. There for

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As contact with a Muslim or Islam, and then how they, you know, took on board the message of Islam and, and so on. And you find out kind of a chronological order of how they came to Islam, however long that took where there was a space of one day or one week, or one month or one year, or however long that was.

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My story isn't unique. My story isn't something which may be

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eye opening. For that reason. It is only I think that when I do talk about my journey to Islam, I like now to start from the 25 or even 2829 years later, in fact, I've been a Muslim now for like 29 years plus, that I like to start now as to why I should be grateful that I am Muslim, why we should all be grateful that we are Muslims, because you can go on the internet, you can find 1001 stories, you can find 1001 stories, if not more, of course number, metaphorically is there's many stories on the Internet that you can find how a person came to Islam. So I'm not really offering anything new in that sense.

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But what I find is that after so many years,

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what comes to my mind, as I'm talking to you now, is a statement of aroma, blah, blah, blah, the Allahu Anhu.

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And he's talking to another companion

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and remembering, you know, the story of Omar Rhodiola. No, it is one of the great stories amongst the Sahaba how they embraced Islam, how they came to submit to Allah subhanaw taala, knowing that he had such enmity towards Islam, and how Allah Jalla wa Ala softened his heart and guided him to Islam. So he had two very distinct lives, one before Islam and one after Islam he tasted, you know, not only Jamelia, but a face that hated Islam and hated the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and then you see the complete opposite. So his story for me in particular is very,

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And I can relate to many things, as I hope we can all relate to the Sahaba or the align him in one way or more than that, that I'm when he says about the Allahu Anhu nanoco Moon as an Allah who will Islam but Allah subhanaw taala honored us, every single one of us, whether you're born into Islam, or whether you became Muslim, but he brought the Allahu Anhu says Nana Coleman as an Allahu alayhi salam

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that we were people who were honored with Islam, Allah azza wa jal honest honored us that we entered and we have Islam

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and that if we seek wala will be the reign of Ida like that if we saw anything other than that,

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other than Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala would have a will humiliate us.

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So what is this Islam? That aroma Radi Allahu Anhu is referring to that Allah azza wa jal honored us with Islam. What is this Islam? Well this is the SLM without a lot of other Kota Allah describes to us in the Quran. It is a religion it is a deen that is not in any need of addition, or that we take anything away. take anything away. It is perfect.

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As Omar Radi Allahu Anhu he says regarding the IRA polyoma acumen to welcome the Nakamoto Imam to alikoum near Mati, what are we to look at Islam, Medina, that today, as a lot of our catalysis is either in verse number three, that today, I have completed your religion and completed my favor upon you, and named Islam as your religion. This is The SLM

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that Amara, the Allahu Anhu is referring to.

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It is the religion that also Allah subhanaw taala tells us that whoever seeks a religion other than Islam for letting you Kabbalah mean that it would never be accepted from them.

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Well, hopefully, not even across it in and that he will be in the hereafter from the losers if he seeks a way of life other than Islam. This is the Islamic Rama or the Allahu Anhu that he is referring to.

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All of this inshallah that will will tie into when I briefly talk about how, of course, maybe why we are here, the he dies series, why somebody becomes a Muslim, but I just don't want it to be a sequence of events, but I'd rather I can look back 25 years and more as to how to be grateful, how to be

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truly thankful to Allah subhanaw taala that what he guided us to.

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So these are the things that when I think about what Allah has guided me and guided you to really allows us not just to be for a point in time upon Islam, but to remain upon it and to die upon that. And to ask Allah subhanaw taala to stay upon that too.

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remain guided ADNOC Rapala Mustafi as we make dua, in our salah, every, every prayer, Allah God is to the straight path. So, this is something you and I are We are constantly asking Allah subhanaw taala for.

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So from some small things that yes, I liked routine, I liked organization, I recognized that there wasn't either that there was a creator, that there was a deity, and that the teachings of Islam

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these things that I mentioned, are in complete line with those ideas and thoughts and beliefs that I had, that I can look back retrospectively and see that Allah subhanaw taala allowed my fitrah my natural state if you like to somewhat be intact, even though yes, I was brought up as a Catholic,

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which believes in the Trinity, but there were certain aspects that Allah azza wa jal allowed my mind to remain open. That when I came across the message of Islam, it was something very, very easy to accept. I didn't need to

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be sitting, you know, sat down with somebody who would explain something very complicated, something very simple.

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So when the Prophet sallallahu added some sister companions Talaq to V, come on rainy lenta Willow buddy, ma Temasek to be Hema Kitab Allah was so nutty, that I left with you to matters that you will never be misguided as long as you hold on to them. The Quran and my sunnah.

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And in a number of various narrations concerning this incident,

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that the Prophet sallallahu Assam says that I left with you to matters LELO her Kenna hurry her law easy one Illa Holic, but it's day

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is like it's night. There's no difference. There's no you know, in the daytime, you can see everything and then the nighttime you can't see anything. The guidance that Allah azza wa jal gave to us is clear, it's day or it's night is like the day

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and only a one who diverses from that path, you will find that they will be destroyed.

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So when I look back to these of the teachings, these are the things that attracted me most to Islam, I wasn't required to believe in things which didn't make sense. I wasn't required to follow things, which, you know, went against my natural inclinations, because it's one thing becoming a muslim.

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But it is also important to realize that well as we are in 2023, that there are many types of Muslims that are claimed there's the Muslim who's following this, there's the Muslim that's following that there's the Muslims, there's this version of Islam and that version of Islam.

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Now, what is the what type of Islam are you following? What type of Muslim are you in? In 2023? That's kind of a valid question in some circles.

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But for us, or for an individual who recognizes that there's only one Islam

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there's only one version of Islam that we should be following. And that is the version of Islam that Allah has taught to us in the Quran, the guidance that we find in the Quran, the version of Islam, that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam received from a lot of Baraka Island, that is the version of Islam that we should be following. Without any additions without only taking none of that.

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And also the Sahaba tulkarem, that the honored companions of the messenger SallAllahu Sallam they took that they preserved that they were part of the process of preservation of our deen.

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And I'm sure with you, you know, so far you can say that formula is very, very simple. It's not complicated. The guidance, the sources from the Quran and the Sunnah, without any denial of it, or any parts of it saying doesn't make sense. It doesn't go along with my logic. No, it's we take it, and how the Companions how they took it.

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These are very important principles. And I think Allah subhanaw taala that all those years ago that I met, I met people met Muslims, who thought like this, who didn't try to bring me to a version of Islam that they had tailored themselves, or was tailored for them by other people.

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I mean, this isn't a surprise for us to know that there are many tailored versions of quote unquote, Islam, there is only one Islam. But there are many tailored versions for different people, different organizations, and if we think about it, you've had many hundreds of years.

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Many centuries pass for these things to form and to come into existence.

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The Prophet Ellison, you know, told us this would happen, is not surprised for us, that even the Companions themselves they were spoken to that whoever lives beyond me and here's the Prophet addresses, I'm speaking to them. So your telephone cathedra they will see you companions, you will see many differences. So hold on to a guy

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didn't start given to you. What about people coming? You know, 1000 years later, or 1400 years later, 1500 years later, where?

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Around the world Islam? Well, Allah al Hamd has spread, but because of ignorance, because of many reasons, people have formed their own version of Al Islam.

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when I look back at when you should look back, that Islam that you are practicing,

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was essential, it is the most important. You may see videos and stories that a person he says, you know, he says the shahada Chateau La ilaha illAllah wa shawanna, Muhammad Rasool Allah, it makes the justification of faith. And then he testifies that there was an up after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You Islamorada what is that? What version of Islam is that there was another Nabhi after Hartman, never even after the seal of the prophets after the completion of the prophets, are you Islam, huh? What is this Islam? So you find many centuries that commit these things can appear. So look at your own journey, look at where you are with regards to the guidance that Allah Subhana

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Allah has. No that was given to us. But where do you fit in line with that?

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Now there are many things which, you know, when we look at our Islam, how we are practicing our Islam. There are many ideals and things that we want to follow. We want to be from the emoticon. We want to be from the turkey bone. The more seen on the Saudi horn, the righteous, the God fearing the repentant, almost of your own. These are all amazing ideals that we want to follow.

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The reality is that we will never, ever be a perfect version of any of those descriptions.

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You will never reach perfection in Taqwa. You will never reach perfection in righteousness, you will never be perfect in any of these things which we all aspire to be which the Quran commands us to, to, to go after and to be like

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to look at the example of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to try and be like the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam Nakoda kennela COVID Rasool Allah, he was what two and Hassan that you have in the Messenger of Allah and so salaam, the best example to follow like him to be like him.

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But then over a period of time, one month, two months, six months, one year.

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You start practicing or you enter into Islam, and then you find yourself not being able to attain those ideals.

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Maybe at the beginning, you thought you were attaining that you were praying to be on one layer of you know, maybe fasting every other day or fasting Thursdays and Mondays and Thursdays and do those extra extra voluntary acts but that's kind of gone away no real life has set in that you are required to to live this life as a Muslim now.

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But you find yourself you're not really reaching those levels.

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But the point is that Allah subhanaw taala doesn't require from any of us perfection. Allah God didn't create us in a way that we are perfect that we are able to reach those levels. But what is required from us Inshallah, to Allah is for us to strive and to try our very best to try our very best to attain those levels of righteousness of seeking Allah azza wa jal is forgiveness in that you being from those people knowing that you make mistakes. And then when you make that mistake, you rectify and change what to be correct. And this is the journey that you have as a Muslim.

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It's recognizing your own weaknesses, recognizing what you would like to achieve and trying to be the best version of what skills or whatever Allah has written has given to you in the level of Eman which we are not the same in Eman. We will have different levels of Imam different strengths and weaknesses.

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These are all realities for us to understand.

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And the fact that we call al Islam a deen, in fact a lot about what Allah calls it a deen, which is a way of life. It means it's supposed to impact every single aspect of your life, not just one part. So your worship is impacted how you worship. How you deal with yourself is impacted how you deal with others, your character,

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every aspect of your life. Islam has guidance on that matter.

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But sometimes we find ourselves just focusing on one aspect of Islam.

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And when you start focusing on only one aspect of Islam, and you ignore others,

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this will lead you to be an unbalanced individual, an unbalanced Muslim.

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The Prophet Addison gave us teachings Allah azza wa jal gives us teachings for us to be balanced individuals on all fronts, that you are ticking those boxes that you have some effort

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in that area, that doesn't take away the fact that some people will want to specialize or go into certain areas and focus on certain areas. For example, I want to become a doctor medicine, I want to study medicine, others won't be able to do that. But I put my all my efforts into that. But at the same time, not neglecting those other areas,

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or, for example, want to study knowledge, on to become student of knowledge, not everybody will become student of knowledge, not everyone will come to Ireland, not everyone will become ima, not every reality, not everyone will, but some will. And while they are taking on that, they will not neglect other aspects of their lives, which they are required to uphold. So you find a tolerable endless student of knowledge, very well known person for knowledge, very knowledgeable, however, has very little wisdom, doesn't understand people doesn't have to address people. So therefore, the knowledge is not there, then really benefiting other people because and how to address and speak to

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other people, or the person has a very bad and harsh manner.

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So people is unapproachable. So therefore the the knowledge that he has, is really restricted maybe just to himself, and other people will not benefit from that. So it will require be required to work on his character, and how he will deal with others.

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So Islam requires us to then take all of these different boxes, which makes us balanced individuals, as Muslims have a version of Islam that Allah azza wa jal gives to us in the Quran. And that what we find in the Sunnah, and all of these aspects that I'm talking to you, I'm trying to explain, in of course, a very concise manner, is that what I found on my journey to Islam, the balance and through understanding in worship, not worshiping the prophets, not wanting to kill or claim to kill the profits, but to give them their station, their place, as Allah subhanaw taala gave them.

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And likewise, in dealings with one another, even family issues

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and purification, every aspect of Islam that you come across, you find it just makes sense.

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And you may say, Well, this is all subjective.

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This is your opinion. And life is all about what you have your opinion. And I have my opinion,

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which, for all intents and purposes is correct. But because you have an opinion, and you believe this to be right, you're what you believe to be right? Meaning, then what where did this opinion was that it was rooted in where did it come from? If it's you, the antifraud, your individual, you're an individual who you claim to be right, in a population of currently, 8 billion people and who are you to have this opinion to say, you have the UK whereas the Muslim when we say, this is our opinion, this is not just to you, and isn't my my view that this is the view that I believe to be the truth from Robert al Amin, from that what is in sources and texts, preserved, protected, not distorted in

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any way, shape, or form. So you attach yourself to something which is pure, preserved, protected. And it's not something that that I mean, as long as you adhere to that, it's not to be changing anytime soon. But when my mood changes, the sudden I'm going to jump onto something else, what is new Mordor or this new phase or, you know fad that comes in, that as a Muslim, you are sticking yourself to some teachings, which also in terms of worship, proceed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the go back to the beginning of time, the man who set him to worship Allah azza wa jal alone, well, I usually keep in shape, or not to associate any partners with him. So when this

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message was explained to me,

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and this particular part I'm saying to you now,

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was explained to me in the space of about two and a half hours, when I went to visit

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a brother who lived in North North London, he was Egyptian after like six months, maybe more than about eight months after me, you know, studying religion, going to priests, going to evangelical preachers. I went to this visit this brother has some very good knowledge. He explained all of these things to me, about the origin of man, the orange of worship, so many of the psychology of people

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and I was absolutely blown away, about adhering to Islam is not something new.

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That thinking that Islam came with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, but no, and it's dilemma holiest Islam you learn to submit to Allah azza wa jal and this is the original teachings of the first man, Adam Alehissalaam. So you are simply finding your place

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your role amongst mankind from the very beginning.

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So this is what Islam allows us to stand out from everything else.

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It is you

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In every respect, untouched by man, as long as, as long as what, as I mentioned to you earlier, that you adhere to those teachings that were given to us, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us from the Quran and the Sunnah, and those who held that secret.

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Those who hold that sacred as we do now, or the centuries later, those individuals who were there

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whom Allah Tabata Allah praised in the Quran, or of the Allahu Anhu number of one that Allah is which is pleased with them, and they with Allah, gender, Allah, and many of us, sort of the Toba sorted to be in a sort of Hadith many verses, Allah, Allah, Allah praises, the MaHA Jiun, and the unsung. These are the people who are part of the process in preserving Allah, Allah, Allah is Dean. So eliminating them from how we understand Islam is impossible.

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It is not possible to just leave them out.

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Not just because we say so but of course, likewise, that the Prophet sallallaahu Salam testified to their virtue, and the generation that came after them and after them. And this is, of course made the current rhetoric or common speech that maybe you have heard before

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the Sahaba and the generations have followed them. Now this is only said out of one of opinion, no is an opinion.

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This is the beautiful thing about Islam, that it just removes persons left field opinions that Where did you get that from? unfollowing this? So where did you get that from? What's what's what's the root of what you're talking about? That Allah azza wa jal gave us a religion gave us a deem that throughout any time, and in any place of a person claims something, it can be either given the green light, or the red light, be accepted or rejected, based upon what about what you're referencing, to where you get where you got it from.

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That was one of the most outstanding features that I found about an Islam. It's not something new, that came about, you know, 1400 or so years ago.

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So when I start with this brother from Egypt, and he was speaking about the origins of Islam, and the oranges of man are origins of word origins of worship, and not not everything just fell correct.

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Because everything could be sourced could be referred back to an any ism, schism or religion that you are speaking about.

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I'm sure that you know, the many

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conversations if we want to call it you know, they can become quite heated

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speakers corner

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that when you get any non Muslims speaking about what they follow, and you start to really analyze what they believe, you will find that every single one of them,

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that's their version of what they understand is Them.

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Them, even though that they claim that they are following this religion, and these teachings and those teachings, because like, where did you get the understanding from? Even if your own you have your own Tafseer mashallah they have their own Tafseer and whatnot in here. But who told you that Tafseer?

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Well, it's, it's me is, and I've been inspired, it's you.

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Which allows, again, you're an individual amongst 8 million people. Therefore, you may have a religion, which has 2.5 billion followers, possibly, and all of its different versions, but you have 2.5 billion versions of your dean. Because when you look at your texts, and you look at your beliefs, some of you reject this, and you don't accept that and your interpretation is this and your return. It's all unique.

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And Allah subhanaw taala is not the author of confusion.

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We are the authors if we go by our own Shadow Word, our own minds, and we, we are the authors of confusion, while Allah subhanaw taala is the author of guidance, the author of unity, and guide and all this that comes with that.

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Salaam is unique from that perspective, as well, even with atheists, some of them are they have these views, and they have their views, what is the belief that they are the individual to have the opinion and essentially they have become

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a tablet or the follower of their own desire, and their own limited knowledge that they have.

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Whereas a Muslim is freed from that the Muslim frees themselves from their own desires, from their own ignorance.

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Because you're not forced to give an answer if you say you don't know you say Allahu Allah, I don't know. Allah knows best. And then you go to find an answer. You don't try to invent something because you feel embarrassed.

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Mustn't doesn't feel embarrassed because you don't know if it's part of your knowledge to say that you don't know.

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So no

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which are being ignorant, or ignorance itself can be an enemy to us. But also, if understood correctly, can be something of benefit to us in that how can ignorance be a benefit to us, because you recognize your ignorance in a matter, you want to educate yourself in that matter. That's how ignorance can be a drive and a push for you to benefit yourself in a particular matter.

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Ignorance in that you don't know that you're ignorant and you start answering left, right and center about things. That's when ignorance becomes a danger for you, and doing things rather asking without questioning.

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So at every level, at every level, when I questioned Islam and asked about Islam, there's no don't ask those questions, you know, hold yourself. No, you need to ask anything you can ask. Just ask the question. There's nothing to be ashamed of. There's nothing to be embarrassed of.

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The fact that Allah subhanaw taala created us and gave us this guidance, gave us life or take us live take our lives provides for us gives and takes. It's nothing to be ashamed of. In Islam from A to Zed.

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We're in other aspects they will try to explain away. I always found that trying to give interpretations that it doesn't mean this it means that at every level, at every stepping stone in learning about what Islam is, and learning about what Islam doesn't stop when you enter into Islam or start practicing. But then you kind of refine your learning. When you become Muslim. We start practicing you refine your learning, because there's no need for you to study, if you like at the beginning all these other things which you know to be complete, Delilah, complete misguidance no need for me to study these things. I could just concentrate on knowing my lord, knowing a lot about

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Allah, studying the Quran, learning the Quran, going to people of knowledge, respecting knowledge and knowing how to

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study properly.

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Every step of the way, you find that Islam has the correct path.

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The correct understanding in every aspect of your lives and when you find something which may be irks you a little bit like, do we believe that? know for sure that there is something within me that has been

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gone against the guidance of Allah Subhana Allah I've taken on a belief I've taken on something which goes against Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah has been, the person says, well, is that really the case? That means you need to educate yourself on that matter. And then when you find out what the reality is, you find yourself purifying yourself of these misguided thoughts and beliefs that it may be you grew up with.

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So how it is so important to come to the masjid, this is what I learned to go to the places of worship, to adhere yourself and attach yourself to the people of knowledge is essential.

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Not to do things on your own. Or to be told that don't ask but to fully ask any questions you have at any time. All of these things

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but I came across I found Islam had the absolute truth and is the absolute truth and it comes to a stage where

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if you're looking for the truth and then you find the truth, you don't have no choice. You don't have a choice because you know and you recognize that agenda to help one narrow hug the power that's on the Hellfire they are both the truth

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absolute certainties no sound person will choose a path of misguidance to the Hellfire once you come across Islam and know it to be the truth it's not a choice anymore.

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It is you can take any call it is a choice, but it is just something that you know that you have to do. You found the way a person should live on us.

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How mankind womankind how they need to exist.

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So once you come across these things and Allah subhanaw taala Yeah, howdy, Manisha. We will do lumen Yasha not everybody will necessarily see that Allah guides and misguides whom He wills, you know, explaining the guidance of Allah Subhana Allah to people is we're in your hands limited. You can, of course, you know, take it so far.

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However, it is Allah subhanaw taala who will allow that person's heart to be opened to the guidance.

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When honorable Hatha going you know, back to history, and amongst many other Sahaba as well. They heard the verses of Allah subhanaw taala.

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In the Moroccan period, apostrophe Yan, did he hear the verses here you heard the verses of the Quran from the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and only after the conquest of Makkah today, Allah azza wa jal open their hearts to Islam.

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So on you look at the story of Abu Talib as well, for more than 40 years, more than 40 years, looked after the Prophet alayhi salam, probably the most important father figure

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In the life of the prophet Ellison from the age of eight, I

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was guided to Al Islam even though he fought and defended the honor.

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And physically the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, but wasn't guided.

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So recognizing that, yes.

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When you come across Islam, if your truth truthful in your intention, wanting to know the heart that Allah has revealed will guide you to that, but it's not given.

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I wanted to speak up to here, and then maybe allow because you have the mic and maybe ask some questions about what I've said in Charlottetown alone, which is a color coding chakra. Marsha, you touched on a lot of points that

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collectively I think all of our guests have touched on in their own in their own ways, but you Lama better compiled it into kind of a full on dance for us, masha Allah.

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Regard regarding the limit, you know, I think every river will kind of have that person where he was

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meant to probably give you know, I said he was Gyptian.

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So then, since then, I'm assuming his name is

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I think Did I say, but no, he, his name was Mohammed Mohammed version of

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Abdullah, I have a lot of Egyptian friends, Madrid and

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coffee shack. So I myself have an achmad named Abdul Hakeem. And I often think back to a lot of the stuff that he done.

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we know now from looking at things through the lens of Eman when you're staring at someone who's not Muslim, you know, the shaytaan is, is getting it, you know, don't be too much, or sometimes be too much. And that could put people have given that word in totality. But then, Allah subhanaw taala He uses these people to guide people. So we've got a lot of young brothers now. And we've got hamdulillah Shaka and I know you know this probably better than me.

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Everyday, we've seen people become Muslim, like, well, like there's something edgy happening, like, like, I've been Muslim for 14 years now. And I've never seen a little satellite like, like it is at the moment anyway, you've come from the 90s. I know, there was like a little sad war in the 90s.

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But I haven't experienced something like this is what we're speaking about what we're experiencing these days.

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So our young brothers, what would you advise them in terms of going out and trying to be part of the establishment of given that, that we're calling people to Islam not being worried, and these types of things. So

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there will always be times where the Muslims if you like, are they go through people embracing Islam goes up and down. And this awakening yet happened somewhere in the 90s. And probably happened many times before that, especially now, with the age of the internet, social media and whatnot, you find people embracing Islam, larger in so many great numbers.

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And I think that the most important

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plan that we should have as Muslims is that the moment a person starts practicing, they may have come from Muslim family, but really wasn't used to doing anything for many years, or person embraces that there needs to be a plan for them.

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That they essentially want to remove the shackles or the the shackles of their previous life and take on a new life.

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Because being a Muslim means that you have there are certain things for you to uphold, which you may have never done in your life, and will take time for you to get used to.

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So see, like as a Muslim, that it is a life decision. It's not a month, it's not a week, it's not a year, try it out. No. It is a life decision. And then there needs to be a journey that you go through. And that this journey that you are going through, needs to be taken easy.

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You take it easy, you don't overburden yourself.

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And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam gave us many advices on that. In descending of Morocco Jebel Musa Abu Muhammad Ali Ibn Abu Talib, Radi Allahu Anhu whether it was to Yemen to El Medina, in you know, yesterday Rue wala to zero by Shiro Wella to the pharaoh, make things easy for people don't run them away.

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Okay, give them the glad tidings.

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Give them the glad tidings of what Islam is about. So that the person enters into the lifestyle of Al Islam, what Allah has really wants from us. And it's natural for them to do that. They don't overburden themselves. And the one who overburdens himself does too much.

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Illa Allah Who, except they will overcome him he won't be able to continue she won't be able to continue. So they come into the

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Masjid Okay, sister, gloves, niqab, Abba. She has never worn clothes like this in her life. For example, you may find a sister does that the next day, maybe another sister it will take a bit of time. But because the matter is pushed so quickly on them, it can be too much for them. They don't feel ready to take that step.

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Now, if we look at

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and I was speaking with actually just last Friday

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about the incidence of how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would deal with new Muslims, new Muslims if they were a new Muslim, how the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam would deal with them in their behavior. Whether one of them wanted I can offer to President to that the professor Allison accepted from him or the people they hang there they hung their swords

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on or they wanted at least they wanted to hang their swords on a tree. Why? Because enjoy Helia Joe Healy in times of pre Islamic times, they had this belief that you hang your swords on the tree seeking Baraka blessings from the tree would help them in the battle.

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And so they wanted to do that. Can we have like a tree and there was a rebuke to them. Now, does that come under shake? Yeah, it comes under shitcan no doubt a person wanting to seek blessings from these the creation in that manner, because this is not a form of Baraka that we are permitted to seek.

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But did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam rebuke them? What should he call? Absolutely not. So we need to take heed of how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would deal with new Muslims and how that they would be gradually introduced into the into the deen of Allah robotic to Allah and you need to find that pace. If you live on a quarter that speed of practicing which is comfortable for you. Not everybody will go at the same pace

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just last

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maybe before just before Ramadan I was talking to a brother in the masjid I've really destroyed before but in any case

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I'm speaking to about the in the masjid I think it's after a lot of the hurry. Maybe after Assad and then as a young boy

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he's about just a little bit nearly as tall as me not as high as important but he's not baby right? Okay, so he's standing next to me like he's waiting patiently need to give Salaams to the brother he says you know, any chance you could you know, go through some Quran with me. I was like, Mashallah. Very good manners.

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And then he sat down. He's wearing like, you know, a soap and scarf. You could tell you could tell he's fairly new. He's got the new look, right. So it goes on and he sits down in the corner and I said to her, I said, Who's this younger these? This is young brother. I'm sure like after school, he comes to the masjid. He's been Muslim for six months. He's 13 years old. I could not believe that in six months, that this individual had mashallah reached this level.

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And of the six months there was no way I was anything like that.

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Masha, Allah Mubarak, Allah azza wa jal bless the individual to be quite quick in his wanting to, you know, immerse himself into Islam. Where others, you know, gonna look back on myself. And it's a reality. But, you know, I spent maybe two and a half years as a Muslim in the UK before I went abroad, and in a two and a half years, I couldn't read Quran. I couldn't be

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at all until I go to the class and they and the grammar on the class and they saying read, I'm like, I can't even read I can't, I can't read. You know, try try. I didn't have the ability to like kind of like put two letters together to try and read.

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So, Allah azza wa jal allows people to immerse themselves into the deen of Allah azza wa jal at different paces at different levels. This is why we're looking at one another.

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It's important that you are part of a community not to do things on your own because maybe you're not doing things quick enough. Not immersing yourself into Islam in the correct way. Maybe you're taking it too quickly. You need to calm down, calm down, you know, you can't continue like that.

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So therefore, when you look at these things, and how, as an individual starting practicing, want to give dower Okay. Follow somebody who has experience in that.

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Don't kind of do things on your own, always have someone to advise you. Or people that you trust, who are wise have experienced and that they can advise you.

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And at times the advice that's given to you, you think you're being held back?

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At times you're being held back, slow down just for a reason.

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And this has precedent in so now

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you think how could it how's that person want to go do it, go do it.

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But no problem. So while Radi Allahu Anhu

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he has his beautiful conversation with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. So the Prophet Airism asks more of Do you know the hack of Allah upon his bad upon the servants and the Huck the right of the servants upon Allah? He says Allah, Allah rasool Allah, Allah and His Messenger know best

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Here he says that the right of Allah upon His servants is that they worship Him alone and do not associate any partners with him.

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And the right that we have of Allah and it is not the same right it is a virtual blessing that Allah gives to us is that if we fulfill that, that Allah Tala he will we will be entered into Jannah for that.

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So, while Radi Allahu Anhu he says, I have a lot of pressure on us. Let me go give the glad tidings to the people.

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This, this is good news. Let me go to other people.

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The prophets Allah says Tim, why

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don't free tequila, they can rely on this. Don't just give it out like that there's a time and a place to give information to people. This is not withholding knowledge because we know the knowledge not Hadith reached us. But at that particular moment, at that particular moment, there was a time in place to deliver that information to others. Hearty Vanessa be Maya NASA moon, adjust people on a level that they understand or to read or your candidate Allah Allah sola.

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Do you want them to be like Allah and His messenger? So take things slowly you want to be part of the hour be part of a masjid part of a community we have the rules regulations, they have their people of knowledge follow that and don't be racing ahead

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take things in the time and ask God to give you successful

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due to the due to the fact that we're gonna live leave a solid 10 minutes inshallah for dua before Maghreb. I'm just going to conclude with one more to the chef inshallah and then I'll open up to questions inshallah.

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Chuck I was gonna ask

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because something that we go through Masha Allah we like I said, we've got so many new brothers coming into the team from different backgrounds. And a very, very common thing because it's something we share in common which is that we will have parents will have mothers will have fathers we have family

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some people have experiences

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that are very very mashallah easy. You hear about brothers mashallah their moms are now going out and when halal meat for them and very, very easy.

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And then we hear hear the other side, the story

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for someone going through that motion? What would your advice be to someone

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practicing just become Muslim, and how to deal with their parents that maybe they're not so accepting.

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So it's not a new phenomenon, that when a person finds Islam and tears into salaam that one's parents, they don't agree with their decision.

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Many of the Sahaba or the Allahu Anhu went through many challenges, challenges like that.

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Most I did not Emile, Abu Huraira smart one or the other. I know their parents were against completely so I didn't know because

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I'm never going to eat

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until you revoke your Diem.

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So, we see how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam advised those Sahaba how to deal with who at that time were not Muslims. They were disbelievers in Islam. They rejected Allah Tabata Allah rejected the Quran rejected the Sunnah rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, they rejected all of that. How to be with the people whom who have the greatest right over you from the mahalo kin

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from those amongst us who have the great advice, great as right over us is our parents.

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Muslim, non Muslim, they have the greatest right over us.

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So they may come with you with fire. disagree with you try to refute you. You don't. You don't respond in the similar way. You can't respond in a similar way. You have to respond in the very best of way.

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All in nursing, and say to people only Muslim in Ness, a good word

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moosari Saddam was sent to frown. Say a soft word in the hope that maybe his heart will soften frown Minh Avila meanness, the most oppressive of people in history.

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Now that Allah Allah Allah has guided you and showed you Islam you have the best or you are best placed to then show your parents what Islam is.

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Because if a person has hatred towards Islam, it's only because of misunderstanding. They cannot is impossible for a person to know the reality of Al Islam and to reject it is impossible, because of what is it called to a cause to what the human being is naturally inclined towards. So you are best placed to explain to them

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what Islam is, and that should be seen through your actions, not just words.

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It has to be seen through your actions, how you behave, how you speak, how you respond, how you eat, how you dress, everything, every aspect of your life now will be seen you are the version of Islam.

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They have a 24 hour version, if you're living in the same house, this is what Islam is. So therefore, you need to really be on top of your practicing of Al Islam, not for the sake of anyone else, except Allah subhanaw taala, but your actions will impact others. So you have to be patient.

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And you have to be an example.

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There are many do art from the west.

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That, you know, they gave data to the parents for years, more than 25 years. Great well known throughout around the world. Some of their parents panel incidences where the parent accepted Islam on the deathbed Subhan, Allah accepted Islam before they left this dunya by maybe moments. Others after 40 years of our 40 years, or 30 years of our 25 years of the hour.

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Only then they embraced Islam.

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Not because the booklet was given to them, not because you said a particular word, but how you behaved. And you may not recognize or see the importance of how powerful your actions are, how you carry yourself. And that every step of the way, you explain to them

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that this is what Islam commands me with. This is why I'm like this just commands me and tells me to be good to my parents serve my parents, that you will have a version of a son that you've never seen before, or a version of a daughter that you never saw before. Whatever help that you can ever need, I will be there for you, I will never say no to you.

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So I think as long as you put this through, or put this as a kind of a principle in your life, to present Islam this to your parents and leave the rest to Allah subhanaw taala

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because as I mentioned earlier is not you who guides is Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides but you do your best, and the person who have the most right over you, and who love you more than anyone on Earth. You will not receive love from your parents, your mother and father like anybody else, they looked after you and they did everything for you. At a time when you can never remember that you were in complete need after Allah, Allah Allah, they've done everything for you, is a debt that you can never repay back.

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They love you, they weren't good for you. So therefore you need to show them how you're going to give them give it back to them in the very best way. And whatever distorted picture or or misunderstanding they have of an Islam, you are there to correct that. And if you do it in the correct way, sha Allah to Allah, know that if a person is sincere, that they are good, not Allah subhanaw taala will guide them and never give up. You know, never, you know, think that that person will never accept Islam. You know, Allah Subhana Allah can guide whom He wills there are many examples from those who fought against Islam, killed the Muslims Subhan Allah to say, but they

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embraced Islam, okay, so never give up. Always make dua to Allah subhanaw taala and this should be something which you know, allows you to in a good way, you know, benefit or you know, correct your behavior in a more refined way, knowing that you are sincere and you're out to your parents. So you have to be the best version of a Muslim that you can to your parents, so you refine your character,

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and a quick and dirty way

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to tackle a question what we'll do, we'll take a few questions from the from the floor, and then we'll move over to the slider so just a reminder for those who didn't quite catch it the beginning the slideshow, so if you go on slideshow SLI do.com

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and the code is hedaya HIDAYAHH Id ay eight ah and you can put your questions on there inshallah.

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So I'm going to open up to the floor inshallah do any purpose have questions for the chef inshallah for the Mohammed

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reasonably see, I can I can repeat the question, inshallah. Yeah,

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then what

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do you say fake?

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Let you continue the question. I just want to hit what that word was. You said they were fake by All right, okay.

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quit stop that stop there, kind of Allahu Allah. That's it. That's it, Allahu Allah. If you stop there is good, full stop. Oh, Adam was in his home with the I think we're gonna knock him out of the *. So it's good, it's good point. And I appreciate the questions like at all times, you know, we see people embracing Islam. And we were very happy to see somebody embracing Islam we say Allahu Akbar,

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you know,

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what's upon us? Well upon us is to, first and foremost, if a person

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testifies openly to Islam, we accept it.

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We accept that Islam verbally Hamdulillah, you're Muslim, what's going on in the heart? We can never know we can't open their heart. We can never know what's going on. We're this done for a reason what it's done for a marriage, whether it's done for a job, whether it's done for opposition.

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This is we're not required to judge and deal people with people on that basis. Alhamdulillah thankfully, thankfully, thankfully, it's really easy for us. What's recently really easy for us is that we're just judging people by the apparent, okay, that a person has maybe had, you know, they embrace Islam at the age of 25 or 30, or younger or older, and they've had their whole lives in a state of disbelief.

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It will some as I mentioned earlier, some for some of them, it will take a long time, Allahu Allah, for them to get into what we expect over Muslim and others Masha Allah, that young 13 year old after six months, he wants to be picked up on the Quran, you know, halfway through just Amma.

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So we should be there to just

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support and make dua for them best we can. Okay. There will be circumstances where people are doing things for different reasons. But as I mentioned to you, that's not a hamdulillah our job or our responsibility to be, however, it may appear to us will there be occasions when at the beginning a person embraces land for a job, doesn't get out, doesn't work out and then they go back to their old life? Well, it may appear that that was maybe for a job, or maybe they were truthful to their statement at the time. But something else changed so many different versions or reasons why something could happen. But hamdulillah as I mentioned, thankfully, we don't have to be looking into

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those things is impossible for us to know.

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So therefore we just deal with that what is apparent hamdulillah if Allah azza wa jal guides people, we are thankful for that. And as we know, that, by this masjid and other masajid people are embracing Islam, and it is the people who need Islam. We know Islam, Allah doesn't need people to allow victory to be victorious, Islam will be victorious with the people are in need of it. So they do it for the right reasons and Hamdulillah that they have, they would have salvation, if they're not doing it for the right reasons.

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Then they will meet Allah subhanaw taala and they will meet with what was in their heart.

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Do you mind if I just touched on some forgiveness, please is that one thing that we seen a lot of is that it might be true that there be some there will be someone who they actually embrace Islam for like a worldly benefit. One of the most common things that we've come to know of is in prison.

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Because the the biggest gang are the Muslims.

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Which is not something to be proud of.

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But the brotherhood that is within

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that are amongst the Muslims that carries into even the most ignorant of, of our nation.

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So you find people embracing Islam and it might be I just want to be part of them love actually with them. Then them being part of you and interacting and then doing the pure actions and teachers that have the deen you start to find that the actual Islam will start to rest in their heart. The fact that we pray the fact that I've stopped doing these things I now feel great. And you know, I've got used to pray and I've got used to stop in stop talking. Speaking in such

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In negative way or or backbiting, and it starts to feel good for the heart.

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And one of the most famous examples probably, if not the most famous example is Hamza Adela one who embraced Islam out of anger because of the treatment to his nephew the prophets Allah has

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and we all know the story of Hamza.

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there are many myths I always say this the easy part is the belief in Islam. The practicing part is the difficult part. When you are when you show people the practical side of Islam you do it all as one, you will find people just the practice in of itself, they'll be like this is a miracle there's nothing better than this class I didn't even but I'll be honest, I didn't believe it when when I first embraced it. But now that I've lived there, there's nothing better than this. And in sha Allah Tala, you do find a lot of the time they do become sincere.

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So keep going with those brothers Inshallah, even if you do you feel there's some ulterior motive here? Show them the good o'clock of Islam, insha Allah and the true Islam was cemented in their heart Inshallah, not to say it wasn't already there. Because like The chef said, we don't we don't know what's in their hearts. Any any other questions? We'll take one more question from the floor

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for the

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appraised value

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you need to and one thing I struggled with is

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mentioned in your

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talk is sort of keeping a balance, not being too hard on yourself and stuff like that.

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For me, personally, I struggled a lot with like, because I get off of it, for example. And I feel really, really proud of myself and waking up and fulfilling that obligation. And it was one of those things where I feel like I'm not doing enough.

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Constantly repenting feedback on

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weighs heavily on me. So what kind of advice? Yeah, so if a person finds themselves maybe

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falling into a particular shortcoming, and then they feel that they of course, you need to repent because of their shortcomings, which may be a sin, maybe delay of prayer, maybe particular habit that you have. So

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what do we have? We have precedent from sunnah. So for example, in my examples, the famous example is a man who had murdered 99 people finally feels regret after 99 Subhanallah, then he seeks maybe a way out of the situation finds a person gives him Roman long advice. There's no repentance for you, I mean, how many people have you killed, then he completes the 100 with him, then he goes to a knowledgeable person and gives him the correct advice that you're committing sin. So then therefore, you need to make a change, a physical change, you need to go live somewhere else.

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showerhead, the point of the hadith is what is that you need to make a change, that if you're going through the same cycle, you need to make a change. Okay, so then, if a person is falling into particular sin, it could be used of your device, okay. There's many things that we can, you know, get involved in with regards to the device, I can't trust myself.

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Contrast myself with the device. If you ask yourself, can you trust yourself with the device? When you're listening to wherever you're listening to or watching, watching? How much can you trust yourself with the device, so therefore, you need to strengthen yourself, almost saying you're gonna get some cheap burner, or maybe that's a solution for a week or so. But maybe some steps need to be taken, that you strengthen yourself in terms of the things that you're using. Oh, if for example Salawat Okay. Salah is really early, really late spring, meadow spring, fragile 315 morning, on a pretty solid Tonatiuh 10 3011 At night, for our scope five hours between those six hours if you're

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five hours between these two, solid and asleep, if there's an issue for me, but if so what do I do because I'm doing this is consistent. Now. If I'm doing the same thing, each time, repeating the same thing. So something needs to change. Yes, you feel regret unless I want to insha Allah Subhan Allah is Bucha will accept your repentance but needs to be something on yourself to do something little bit different.

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So read about the blessings virtues of praying slotum fragile.

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Also read about the dangers of you like of delaying Salah missing Salah first thing that you're going to be asked about your will Kiama remind yourself possibly of of death. The death can come to you at any time death doesn't know any age, you need something that will shock you a little bit. You know, it depends on the individual.

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So these things that you're you're making an effort

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and Allah subhanaw taala knows the effort that you are making, and throughout that process throughout the entire process, even though you may repeat that same mistake 50 times. But you are making an effort.

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Allah azza wa jal will forgive you and make things easy for you and you're rewarded for your endeavor and your

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and your efforts. This is the beautiful thing with Allah subhanaw taala that Allah azza wa jal wants to have mercy upon you. You will read on YouTube or Aleikum, he wants to repent that you that you can accept your repentance, just submit just do your bit towards Allah azza wa jal and try and as I mentioned earlier,

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you no lectures are given brothers wake up half an hour before Fajr and pre Tamil League was easy, but you find yourself not doing that. And then you think I feel like I'm never doing that.

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But the point is that it's in your mind, and maybe there's a need for them. There's an intention for you to want to do that. You tried to make some changes. You're not there yet. But know that a lot of Baraka, Allah may reward you for your Majora Nia, just your intention of wanting to do something.

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And once you know more about your Lord Allah subhanaw taala. About the and of course his mercy is, you know, is limitless what it was it could Lushy My Mercy encompasses everything, you know, that you try what you can, that Allah Subhanallah and you're not relying on being lazy on Allah knows I'm trying and you're not really doing anything? No, you have to be serious. You have to be serious about the effort that you are doing. Okay, you know, the complete Muslim character wasn't built in a year wasn't built in five years wasn't built in 10 Yet, it takes time to refine your character to better your character with your Lord. So as long as there's something within yourself that you're

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trying know that every little bit that you try with Allah subhanaw taala will help you with so much more than that.

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Zach Lakeisha we'll just take a couple from the sisters or the viewers at home inshallah.

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Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. How can new Muslims make things Halal when their fathers don't allow their daughters to marry outside of the culture?

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I don't have that from a brother or sister. Maybe just some general advice? Yeah. Okay.

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Yeah, so this is one of the

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I don't pretend to have the like, silver bullet answer for this. I don't.

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You know, somebody who's from a particular culture, they have certain thing, you know, the father who brought his daughter up from the age of zero. So the day that she was born, worked, eight to eight, okay.

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Six days a week, five days a week, to go to school every morning.

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Done everything that he could for her things that you can't imagine, made a sacrifice he did without mother did without

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then they have these things that, you know, this is how I'd like my daughter to live. Is that haram?

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Is that something which is unreasonable?

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That is not I think it's fairly reasonable that you put all those years and effort into your child, they become an adult, and you'd like them to roughly directed themselves in this direction, which I believe that will give you the best might be wrong. But this may give you the best chance of success in whatever endeavor that you are, you know, wanting to go into now the issue of marriage. Well,

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does Islam give us advice about what is important? Yes, absolutely. When finding a partner a spouse, things like what the man is, you know, a woman is married for different reasons for the father, but that didn't tell you but your doctor is the one who has religion that will give you the most happiness. Does it mean that you disregard beauty? Or even wealth or even status? No, not necessarily, but the most important is Dean. Similarly, for

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the system, that if a man who comes to you Tarragona Dino who has a widow is Dean and his manners are good to marry him. And if you don't do that, there'll be lots of facade corruption upon the earth. Now,

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sister or brother, they want to marry somebody from the other side of the world. Islam doesn't look at nationalities. Of course it doesn't.

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in Accra, Morocco and Allahu Akbar come all of you the best in the sight of Allah azza wa jal is the one who has what the most Taqwa

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the prophesy Salman is dealing with Sahaba wherever they came from, that didn't matter.

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The one of the most honored status is in Sudan was believed. murabaha Radi Allahu Anhu al Habashi.

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So it wasn't about who is Arabs and who was non Arabs and things like that. Even the the hot water water the final Farewell Sermon on the Prophet haven't performed Hajj, that there is no virtue of the white over the black and the black over the white and the Arab and

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so these are in place, no doubt. But it doesn't mean that the parents can advise on some experience that they may have, that maybe you speak a similar language that maybe you have, because we have you know many different cultures around the world.

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and from experience you know, people coming in

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my wife cooks like this and I don't like that she does this and well they that's how they do in their country. And that's how you may do in your country and they crash and they divorce think that you divorced over that really

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you know how you won't believe how common that is that people divorce over cultural things. There's not a reason for them to divorce because not been dealt with. So they divorce children living in two houses or children, you're not prevented from seeing their father completely. It's never the other way around. Well really is. So people who have dealings and experience with those situations will advise in the best way. What I would say if there is a dispute between a child or a child you know that the son or the daughter and the parent, there is always a solution. There is always a solution and the solution. Charlotte Allah will always involve some compromises will always have to can't

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just be one way or the other because one of them is going to be a little bit upset. And we don't want anybody upset. So there will be shut out to be a compromise you just need to discuss where that compromise where that middle ish ground is. Because fundamentally,

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your mother will always be your mother until you die. Your father will always be your father until you die that man you marry me the Zorch for six months and the NASA lemma

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so don't ever sacrifice your parents don't ever sacrifice your parents for anything. Never meet Allah subhanaw taala and that your parents are happy with you data with you will love it

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yeah, yeah. Yeah. So marriage without Willie is is a big issue. Marriage without Willie and the Willie is the father.

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If that is pursued in different directions without due process and things like that, absolutely. It may affect validity of marriage Absolutely. May Affect validity of marriage, but you know, you judge each situation on its own merit. Okay. No, thank you, brother.

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We'll take a final question inshallah. So we give some time for a Saturday job inshallah.

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Apologies. Of course, we're not going to be able to get through all of the questions and some of the questions to share has kind of touched upon them

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within his talk and his answers Inshallah, so, I'm just going to choose one at random

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shot what's the best way to advise a Christian friend without seeming too overbearing, like you're trying to force them to convert?

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Well, you know,

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go do it. Oh, Allah Surya, Rebecca Bill Hekmati. Well, Marie dot elhassan, wotja, dill whom bility here acid.

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When you call to the path of your Lord, you call with hikma

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using the sources of Al Islam Khurana so not doing in a wise way,

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present Islam for what it is.

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Come to a common word between yourselves common to a common word come to a middle ground things that we can agree on. How we describe who the creator is, who God is, when you start saying things like Allah and things like that they feel that are stepping out of their comfort zone. So use words like God, no problem for them. That what are the things that you agree upon? And that we agree upon? Okay. And then you take the conversation there. So it's not about talking about necessarily where we differ and where we can fight and where we can argue

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but to bring the hearts together.

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And how Allah Tabata Allah mentions this, if you read, you know, Saudi Arabia and Iran, for example, and how Allah Allah Allah addresses the Christians, or al Kitab, certain married a certain Nisa, these three chapters, you see how Allah sort of Bhakra as well, all of these chapters, the verses how Allah azza wa jal addresses a hierarchy tab.

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Do not be extreme in your religion, what is this a screen extreme going over the top in what you believe in? So find out what you agree upon, and then start building. And then when there is a parting of the way I either Well, this is what I believe. And that's what I believe. Does that fall in line with what we agreed upon? How we described God? The powers and abilities of God Almighty? Do you think that fits? Or is it there's a blind giant blind jump of faith there?

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You're just doing it, or is it something that's logical? Is it something that we can go through systematically? These are the kinds of conversations we had this about just bashing down? You know, I can I can finish you in a three minute discussion. What's your belief at

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Just come in three minutes you're over. What are you Christian? Yeah, I can do you in two and a half minutes? It should that will What is this tower? Tower howdy. This is never the tower of Quran. This is never the tower of the prophets

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yes times change. Yes, circumstances can change the environment that you're in will differ from one place to the next.

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But it is important that the message that you give because maybe a person passes you by and listens to you per minute. That's what they heard from you.

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They and they listened to you for five minutes that they saw Islam you Muslim, and that's the five minutes they heard of you, you're this and do that you're mad, you know, and you're crazy. You're illogical

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is enough for me. You should ensure that every aspect of your Dawa is in line with how a lot about Allah told us to give Dawa and look at the way that the prophets Allah salatu salam in all the prophets, whether it was Musa Ali Salam, Ibrahim Ali Salam, Reese, Ali Salam, Muhammad Ali Salam, all of these prophets had different challenges in the way that they would give our learn the way that they would give there are two different types of people and adopt this practice that would be the best advice I would give and don't be adopting. And of course the I know the issue of ill health of atheism, which is

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somewhat or maybe a new phenomena and it's

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how far it's spread across the world and the different you know, ideas and things like that. But nonetheless, the Quran can be used as well in addressing these people who deny Allah subhanaw taala so go back to these fundamentals have fundamental principles in how to give Dawa alongside no doubt no problem study if you're able to without affecting what you're upon. There's no point in being an island and Christiania and Joe Hill and your Islam and your Muslim

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doesn't make any sense that you're gonna have in your own deen and that you're scholar in another religion we don't want that you want it the other way around. But usually your scholar in Islam when you're learning maybe aspects of other ideas or other religions with a view to give that person

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if you're going to remove something the rug from under their feet, which they have based their entire existence on and don't replace it you don't know how to replace that correctly. Okay, then you know what's going on? You're gonna pull somebody out of their house and so you could be living on the street they're not gonna leave the house you know that little shack you're living and it's their own existence they know we want to remove you to this this beautiful palace, masha Allah okay.

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Do you think these things like this, don't think about just destroying ideas

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but wotja Dill humility he hasn't but debate with them in the very best way. So I think the Quranic methodology is the best way for us to give our

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Zachman local

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apologies brothers I know a lot of you have questions and to the people watching at home and to the sisters. We will inshallah try and do some some more work with the chef will try and bring him at the end done again. It was very beneficiary Masha Allah

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