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The hosts of Islam platforms emphasize the importance of fasting during the month of title, particularly during the time to reflect and learn about the natural rhythm of the time. They stress the importance of praying for peace and blessings, finding the right person for one's success, worshiping theife, following the right path, avoiding negative deeds, and worshipping theife and acknowledging the presence of God. The spread of Islam has been widely embraced, but questions about its implications for people's beliefs and practices have been answered by various speakers.

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah we start by praising Allah and bestowing Peace and blessings upon the greatest man that walk the earth Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to proceed brothers and sisters, I pray that you're well, I pray that you, you know that my Salam reaches you in a good state of Eman on this Saturday night, or depending where you are, it could be early Sunday morning if you're in New Zealand. Welcome back to the voice of Islam platform. Alhamdulillah. We with you this morning had a brilliant conversation about children and education, what we termed as Cove Ed COVID education in the COVID

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era. Now tonight, we're going to be going back to our series of discussions around questions about Islam questions come out, and you know, thick and fast these days, media is talking about Islam, BBC channel for ITV, if you're in the UK, all of the American stations, CNN, Fox News, they've got a narrative. They've got things to say about Islam. If you go and you put in the main search criteria of you know, Muslims like Mohammed Salallahu, Islam, the Quran, or if you put Islam and Muslim in to Google, you will have 101 different voices telling you exactly what the answers are. However,

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not Well, can I say that most of them are not Muslim? And some of them are not the best of friends of Muslims to be honest, and we should hear it straight from the horse's mouth. What is it that Islam is what is it stands for? And various questions that we're going to be actually trying to structure structures. There's some sort of common sense simplistic answers by our brothers and sisters in humanity. And in Islam, of course and I think you'll see from the show that we've got brother Muhammad Thompson in Auckland's I won't eat them when they come scarf or a cotton. Welcome everyone. Absolutely. Welcome to you as well while he comes salaam Ruff, it's all about Gadol from

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Salawat Abdullah is that from America, and Muhsin. Good job, sir. It's an Armani come from him as well. And also we've got brother or shake was seen khamsum from London somebody come we'll see what he consider more of not Allah Who about a cattle

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article a week, and also we've got out of in Aberdeen, all the way from

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Queenstown. Queenstown. Absolutely. In New Zealand in the South Island, of course. Yes. So we've all been joined the we're all joining on the show, but is in fantastic guest on Facebook. We've got several accounts on Facebook going with the voice of Islam use of James's page we've got, we're seeing Clemson's page, so on and so forth. It's gonna be a loaded show. And we're going to go through some really interesting questions tonight. So

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Well, the first question, really, because these are foundational questions. So we're going through a site that I just grabbed off the internet and sort of useful sort of resource of different questions about Islam. So the first one,

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quite an interesting one.

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What is Ramadan? And why the Muslims fast during it? Oh, there we are. Let's start with that monster. Probably something that not a lot of people don't realize that you know, what is Islam, but found fundamentally what the Muslims do? And one of the things they do, of course, is that they fast during the daylight hours, continuously? No, just the daylight hours.

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And they do it for a reason. So let's put this over to our panelists. Right now. Let's go to shake within Clemson, London, would you like to start by answering this interesting question.

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If remember, we're talking to people who are not necessarily Muslims, we're talking to the world.

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By Bismillah, we begin in the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent?

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Why do we fast Well,

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and what is Ramadan? Ramadan is one of the Islamic months there are 12 months in a year. And Ramadan is the ninth

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month of the year, just as September would be the ninth of the Gregorian calendar

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Islamically. Ramadan is the ninth and it is based on a lunar calendar, which is

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between 10 and 14 or 10 or 15 days shorter than the solar calendar. So then you for this reason, you find that the actual months of the time that we fast actually each year it difference

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it becomes earlier and earlier. So, we're currently fasting in what April is April May, or May, June time something like this. And eventually it gets earlier now, it's not something new.

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In modern day times, there are various types of kind of fasting that goes on in different religions,

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the closest religions to Islam, meaning the people have the book, the Jews and the Christians,

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from the Christians, the the Catholics have a particular time in the year called Lent,

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which is a time where they make a sacrifice in some choice of food or drink, and they give up something for 40 days or so.

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Of course, this is

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not what we would understand as the original types of classes that was given to prophets. Because a lot of us in the Quran that

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the believers they should they should fast just as the previous nations fasted

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with the aim and the purpose of course of you manifesting your worship to Allah subhanaw taala the most high but also

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for you to gain piety and to increase your righteousness while fasting

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Oh ALLAH for that will seem

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which Does anyone else want to add in the thing about what Ramadan is all about for Muslims and what do Muslims do in that month? Yep, I can just add one thing in there I inshallah so

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fasting is Ramadan fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam so

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so it's a compulsory on Muslims who are able to so that, you know, there's certain criteria, you know, your health and things like this with you, you're not traveling, you're staying at your normal place and things like that. So but it is one of the five pillars, and it's one of the rewards, great rewards we get for the first thing of the month. And there's some special times during that month, like little cards where there's even greater rewards during that month as well. And it's a time of reflecting, reading more of Quran in thinking about those who are also worse off than we are, no matter how bad things are with what we might be suffering.

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You know, others are even in a worse situation around the world.

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Absolutely. And for the RFM. Well,

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yeah, I, I probably wanted to add just a small thing about why we fast I don't come from doing amalgam, basically because it goes back to the concept of faith. Because we submit ourselves to the God's will. So the gods, which is Allah instruct us to fast during Ramadan. So during Ramadan, what happened is we restrain ourselves from eating and doing some other things, from sunrise to sunset. And this is part of our trading so that we can go marathon after Ramadan and continue doing it so that we elevate ourselves become much better Muslims.

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So that's the gist of it.

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Okay, just let you know, I'm spending a little bit time sharing on some pages because it hasn't shared on my page. So I'm just writing that out. And my family will take over just very shortly.

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publish it on my page. Okay, so guys, yeah, so that's the first question. The first question was about what is Ramadan? And that's an interesting question.

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And essentially,

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you know, so what the very, very good question, what is the ABA? And why is it important? What is the ABA, and why is it important? Does it have significance is with other traditions and other faiths as well?

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So let's go to shake Waseem on that.

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Okay, so

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the black cube shaped building which is, is in Makkah,

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is an was built

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there's a difference of

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kind of couple of different views as to the origin, or the original kind of foundations of the place, whether it was built by

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the angels actually,

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or the Prophet, peace be upon him. But what we do know for sure is that the Prophet Abraham Ibrahim, peace be upon him

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was commanded by Allah, along with his son is married, to restore the foundations

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of this particular

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building, which is a place of worship.

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And for us as Muslims.

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There's a big misconception as with regards to the actual kava itself to Muslims worship it

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in simple and simple answers, we don't actually worship it, no, but rather we pray towards it.

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And it is an obligation for every Muslim who offers the, you know, their their obligatory prayers to, to pray in the direction of the cabin. And with that, it brings unity and uniform with regards to the direction of the Muslims prayer. And also

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the fact that we are commanded, and told that when we offer our prayers that we pray in congregation, so you don't find people praying in all different directions. So, as I think we've mentioned before, like the catabasis, is a place that we offer.

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Minor, the major pilgrimage the Hajj, and remember, it's part of the rights to go around the Kaaba itself, seven times.

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So, all this is by the command of God Almighty, by Allah, the Most High so we don't worship in any way. But it is part of the rights

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when we offer a pilgrimage, and it is the direction of the of the prayer itself. And its original foundations were restored by the prophet Abraham and his son, Ismail Peacemaker number.

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We've also got on the other issue of Ramadan during Ramadan, which is not only abstaining from food, but also bad character and relationships with spouse during the daylight hours. But it's also about giving as a cartel fitrah.

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fitter,

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it it's a time of contemplating about Quran, which was revealed and completed, all during the month of Ramadan. So that's a very nice thing from a sister Salwa after Roszak, from America is Allah head for that edition, it is very, very important that we explain our faith clearly. Part of the expression of Dawa, which is to invite is to explain it clearly, is to reveal it with no

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incumbencies, or barriers between the knowledge of God Almighty has given us and give us human beings and all humanity. So if you're out there brothers and sisters, and you're saying, Well, you know, why are they speaking about these basic things in Islam is because we want to do it for this because we have to do it. we're commanded to do it. First of all, we're commanded to do it, to hold those who are not yet Muslims who don't understand Islam to a clear path. Okay. So again, if you're all Muslims, and you want to do that, then you can just simply share this link. This is the whole idea of doing the show.

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So we've got Khalid Mohammed has come online is Allah here. And Maroof Khan is on and Yama

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Yama profile is she says, Hi.

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And we've got sister, Fatima Abdullah he salamati como la sala he was about to catch up. I'm Dylan. So that's very good. Brothers and sisters. We've got any other questions that you find difficult in answering, you can now put your messages on the chat. Put your message on the chat. We'll pick it up here on the restream channel and we will try or we endeavor to weed out the officers.

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Got that? So sister says Islam is great. Okay. Islam is great. Yama, I guess? Yama, you are a Muslim? If you're saying that, it must be so

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what I would like to do now is get the next question.

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Okay, so Did we answer the issue? How did God allow some people

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To suffer loss? Yes, we did. Yes, we did. What happens to people after death? Right? Okay, that's a that's a really important question. And I think that's one, let's go to shake what seemed to start with what happens to people, according to Muslims, after death, according to the examine source, which is the Quran, and the Hadith of the statements of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

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So

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Islam

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believes in,

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in the day of judgment, and it's an important article of faith that we have, that every human being will have an accounting for what they did this worldly life.

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And the short time that we spend on this earth will essentially impact the destination,

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you go to the hereafter, and you can actually divide

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in general terms, what happens to us when we die into two.

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So there is the existence and the time that we spend in the grave.

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And then when there is,

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as we as from Islamic points perspective, that there was a trumpet that is blown by one of the angels, and then all of, of mankind that existed will be raised.

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And there they will face an accounting

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for what they did. So

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the first stage of the Hereafter is the grave. And that can be a place of reward, it can also be a place of punishment.

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And with regards to Islamic

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texts, and so on, we have very detailed information as to actually what happens to the soul.

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Because we believe that we have a body we have a soul. And when a person dies, that the soul leaves the body.

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And that soul goes on somewhat of a journey.

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And then when they are buried, that the soul is reunited with the body.

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And then they go through that,

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that stage of existence in the grave.

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And when they face an accounting of their judgment, then you know, if they were a believer, and they were obedient to Allah's commands, then they rewarded for that, and through Allah's mercy, they will be entered into the paradise eternally, without any ending. And if they were individuals who rejected Islam, rejected the teachings of Islam, they are considered to be disbelievers, and they have

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they will be thrown into the Hellfire eternally.

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But that's not before they have all are given all opportunities and chances in this in this life.

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To believe in Allah. Yeah.

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Okay, does Allah Muhammad Thompson, do you want to add to that?

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Yes, shallow. So basically, what we do in this life is going to determine shallow and by the grace of Allah, what He could Gibson and things like that as well, from our actions and deeds and things like that. So. So as Muslims, we always tried to do our best and to seek out, seek good rewards and ask for forgiveness through this life. So the next life, which is the grave and the hereafter, we attain perpetual

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play place in paradise. And we're not guaranteed that so we're always We're always having to go back and asking for forgiveness no matter what we do. And we believe that if we do all the right things, then we will get the paradise. So it's just a matter of the short life we have, we have to just try our best, but we all sin, we all make mistakes. So what other what expects from us and wants from us is to

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acknowledge that He is the Creator, and we're subservient to him, and that we go back and never give up on asking Him for

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forgiveness and guidance.

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Shall

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so I guess what the question that we should ask

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Ariffin will come in as well from from Queenstown in

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New Zealand.

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That what leads a person to different destinations in the hereafter?

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If they, you know, is it, can they select a faith

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and just believe in God and is that enough? Is it just enough to believe in God and you don't act upon it? You have to act upon your belief in God

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Well,

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so yeah, well, we have to, you have to follow the rules of life, right? If you just believe and do nothing about it, do you think you're going to get food on your table?

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At the end of the day? Well, one interesting thing about being a Muslim is minimum for 17 times a day, we ask for, from God, the right direction at nasira. Thomas,

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there is our, our, our request to God to show us to guide us to the right path.

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So what is the right path is in alpha to have mentioned that the right path is the right the path of the of the Prophet and the people that followed the Quran and the Hadith. So that's the right path, not the people who are these obey, and people who are mislead themselves to the hellfire. Well, interestingly about death says we'll talk about that. So we believe in Islam, that life is an examination, we are actually sitting in on examination table, right, the moment to go through all the questions to go through all the, you know, the hardships for us to go to the next level, which is integrate, eventually to our final destination, which is being judged and eventually, back to our

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original place, which is the Paradise which our forefathers, our first person that been there is from paradise. So if you are not, if you disobey, what was been told to you by our Creator, probably you get richer, and eventually end up in the hellfire.

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So, so again, I need to stress that basically, we need to make sure that we follow the right guy, the right path.

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So for me, thank you.

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Everything. She was saying. You want to answer that question?

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I have to admit that from the very start, I can't actually hear that brother speaking. Oh, I can't. I can't actually hit anything at all.

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from you and Brother Muhammad, I can hear. But unfortunately, I can't hear. I can't hear. There's no sound for me. Okay. Okay. I'm sorry about that. Maybe irritating if you come out and then come back in again. To the livelier issue. Yeah, yeah, please, if you would, yeah. I'll just say, Okay, so we'll see.

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The question was,

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do you heard the question, right. Yeah. So I'll read about the hereafter. Right? Yeah, we work basically what we were talking about, is, if is it just enough to believe in God, this is something which is, comes up a lot. Oh, you've got I'm a good person, I believe in God.

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Is that sufficient? As an answer? Do you think that logically Islamically? Does it make sense according to the teaching of Islam? Yeah. So from the sonic perspective, then, when a person says, I believe in God, and that's enough, then that needs to be taken a little bit further, because we need to understand

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who they believe to be God. I mean, the person could believe that the idol is God for them, an idol, or an animal, they might believe that that's a god for them. Whereas Islamically, of course, that's,

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that's, of course, completely rejected. So if they believe in the One God Almighty, who created the whole universe, who is deserving of all worship, who is free of any partners, is the one who sent the messengers and prophets, throughout time and throughout history.

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And we believe in them all and all the revelations that was given to all of them and we accept them all. Then we believe in the same God. And,

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you know, Allah tells us in the Quran, in, in Medina, in the light of Islam, that the religion that is acceptable and accepted by Allah is Islam.

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So when a person says, I believe in God, is that sufficient,

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okay to start him to lead that they believe in God Almighty, the one and only, but then that needs to be developed. Because you have to recognize that after that person knows the Lord, or recognize that they don't have to know that now know their Lord, and start worshipping the Lord worshiping Allah, as he should be worshipped. And not for a person to kind of make things up as they go along. This is for the reason we were sent this guidance

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Through the revelation like.

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So I guess it's a bit like an examination test. And if somebody sets

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10 questions, and he's the examiner, and you choose not to answer those questions, but you answer your own question,

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you're going to fail the exam. It's as simple as that. So we answer the questions accordingly to the examiners criteria. I think that's what it is. So from my perspective, you know, it's, it's really good that when you see very nicely, I meet so many amazing people who are not Muslim, they are very hardworking, conscientious kind, giving individuals that then when you ask them,

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you know,

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but you know,

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who created us, because it's got to start from

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a point in history, where, you know, man wasn't here. And today, he's here. So

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this is where I'd like to, we maybe we need to start all the way right back from the beginning of time. And, you know, sort of delve into those questions in order that people will understand what the purpose of life is. So have we I think the first thing we should do then is brothers, let's find out what is the purpose of existence according to Islam?

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Let's, let's put that question out there.

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Muhammad Thompson, do you want to? You want to try that before we'll see him and our event? Yeah. So as we put here on this earth wasn't by our choice, are basically from my understanding is our purpose is to acknowledge and worship the Creator has, as he has shown us through the revelation, the crime and the example of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So basically, it's to acknowledge the Creator who has created us be thankful for what He's given us, and to follow his guidelines, his rules and regulations on how we should do things.

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Yeah, okay. And we'll see.

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Yeah, Marsha, let's, that's it. Really, I mean, the purpose of us being on Earth is to, is to worship God Almighty. And this is what Allah told us in the Quran. And the beautiful thing that you find in Islam, is that, you know, Muhammad Zaanse has the same answer as me. It's not like multiple answers, talking about different things, was such a fundamental and important question why we're here, no Muslim whenever different. Because we all have the same answer given to us, in the Quran by Allah. And that is to worship Allah alone. To recognize him as his, he is our Creator, sustainer provider.

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This is something that convention we will differ over. And it's one of the beautiful things about incident handler.

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handler, we've got

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a sister there, she says, she says,

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I'm very confused, really confused between Islam and Hinduism or Jainism. In inverted brackets. Both oppose apart, but somehow I can't really make up my mind. Islam teaches about how heat, the oneness of God and the eastern faiths mostly emphasize on being compassionate on all living creatures in in theory of reincarnation. Right now, I'm really living in the states of concussion and fear of the here after the afterlife. I am an agnostic, born into a Muslim family, and I decided that I would judge I would judge thoroughly before subscribing to any religion, currently very much on the same state as USIP chambers used to be when he converted to Islam, please help me out. Try and, you know,

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basically wants an answer. So I think if it was him, do you want to tackle that one?

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Well, I mean, she's right. And it's a good to identify that they are pulls apart in terms of

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how they recognize the creator and how He manifests Himself.

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And

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I guess for us as individuals is our expectations and we will look at it from different perspectives, okay. We look at is that what is befitting of the Creator, okay, with

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You whatever I mean, if you're in a stage of, you know, being agnostic, we're not going to necessarily, we don't have to give that creator,

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a name, you said the Almighty. Now, what is your expectation of, of what they are what they do?

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Do they become part of the creation, if you become part of the creation, then they can no longer have the

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uniqueness of being free from any of the deficiencies of the Creation since you've become part of the creation. And as, as human beings, we are given one opportunity in this fight, which is enough, because we know that the Almighty is the is the most just, and would never allow any person to be treated unfairly. So the life that we have is more than enough for us to recognize and know, how we should, and worship God Almighty. And this is something that existed throughout the time throughout prophets, messengers, the same message.

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But it is a very, as the statistically mentioned, as a very broad question. And it would be interesting for her, I think, and good for her to sit down with somebody and really to break down some of the confusion that she has.

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Because to say that I'm confused between two religions. What do I do? I mean, that's a very broad question, or you can already kind of general give general answers as to

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what's really causing the confusion. I know the issue of reincarnation. But before you get to reincarnation, we need to talk about the Almighty, and how they understand the Almighty himself. So I would read maybe recommend for her maybe to sit with somebody, or to speak to somebody in greater depth, so you can have a discussion and get some fruitful kinds of conclusions.

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Absolutely. Muhammad Thompson, do you want to add something?

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New? Well, new, old Muslim, new old person? Yes.

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Yeah, so it's just a matter of, like, what

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was seen was saying, you got to understand what is the position of the creator, you know, he's the one who's created everything, and can't be inside his creation. So it's just coming to terms with how you see that creator. And though I haven't studied Hinduism a lot, but understand this, you know, a whole lot of variations of different types of gods they have, and things like that. So. But, to me, what I found so good and perfect about Islam is it's one God, he can't be in His creation, he's not part of the creation, he's the creator of it, the rules that runs it, and we then need to acknowledge that for we should acknowledge that not say needed, it's, you know, those who believe in

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that to acknowledge that his creator and then we follow Him and in doing the things that he's shown us to do

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anything that urn if we sort of say that,

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you know, the creative can be inside the creation, then he can't be the creator, he can't, he can't rule those things in the effective way. And I think with the sister, she just needs to

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ask for guidance, you know, from just ask for guidance, not just openly ask and just sort of seek their guidance to which way is better because like I said, it's their poles apart. So you just got to try and find the common thing that's going to be to be helpful for you and if just by asking, and sincerely asking with sincerity and things like that, to show you the way you know, you'll be shown the way inshallah.

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Inshallah inshallah. So what I would add is that

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you have to be, I'm not saying you're not sincere, you have to be sincere. If you want to find the Creator.

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Allah says in the Quran, or God Almighty says in the Quran, if you seek a path to me, you will find you will seek a pass to me, you will definitely find me. And, you know, you will know when you found Allah and then you will, your heart will change. So sincerity is what it's all about. Subhanallah also, subscribing to any religion, actually, the term religion, I think is

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religion comes from the root word meaning to religio, which comes from to reconnect. So it's important that we said not connect but reconnect, because we are all of course, connected when we were born. We were born, Islam believes or teaches us that we're born in a sinless condition that we born as children without

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sins, okay? And then after that the

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The statement of the Prophet Muhammad said that you're born into a state of fitrah or knowing and then you're socialized into other traditions, you're socialized into other traditions now, being born into a Muslim family does not mean to say that you will be a Muslim.

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In sometimes it negates that, you know, actually, sometimes some Muslim families that I've come across the children haven't ended up practicing Islam at all or, in fact, they've denied it lamp altogether. So all of us need to go through that journey. Now, especially these days, we need to go through that journey where we'd sincerely ask ourselves, who created the universe? Okay, was it one God? Was it 100? Was it man, if he created God's create him, all of these different create these issues of creation, we need to answer, okay. And you have to think about it logically and conclusively and have sincerity. So go through all of the different religions. And you'll find that

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there's only actually one according to my understanding, and I've studied all of the other isms and schisms in the worlds

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that are out there, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, I practice Buddhism, I've looked at Hinduism I've looked at and generally speaking, I'm going to tell you brothers and sisters, that the, the essence of Islam is a very simple there's only one God worthy of worship. One God, one Creator, worthy of worship. He's not in his creation, is external to his creation, and He does not need his creation. Very simple. Very simple. Okay. And that, really, if you look at all the other feats, none of them clearly state that at all, none of them. Okay. So, that's what draws drew me towards Islam is the simplicity of those statements. So Sister, you know, just to see the theme, should I say,

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Allah guide you, Allah guide us, as well continue to guide us because none of us know whether we will die in a state of submission to the one true Creator, and we ask the almighty to allow us to die in that condition. mean?

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So

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mashallah Sheikh Mohammed? I don't see that. Questions. Any other questions? We've got some other questions, but some of the questions we can't answer on these platforms just to let you know, because otherwise, that they will close the platform down. Because not everything can be spoken about openly these days. There's no such thing as free speech. How will God determine who goes to heaven? And who goes to hell?

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Who would like to

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try that one? Well, let's start with Sheikh Waseem anyway.

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So

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in this

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Okay, so when we stand in front of our, of our Lord, the Almighty,

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and people are taking to account for for their deeds.

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There are what's known as good deeds and bad deeds.

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So working backwards here now. So then we have to ask the question, what are good deeds and what are bad deeds?

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So, in this life, we are given guidance as to what is to be considered righteousness, piety,

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good actions, good deeds, okay?

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We have parameters and understandings as to what this is, just as we have

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parameters and understandings as to what sins and bad deeds are.

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So, we as Muslims, tried to fulfill and try to do our best in striving to do as many good deeds with they come in the form of actions of fasting. physical actions, like fasting and praying also comes in actions of the heart, like loving God, trusting God, fearing God, having hope in God. These are actions of the heart which a person is rewarded for. And we stay away from the prohibited acts like alcohol,

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like

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stealing, cheating, fornication, adultery, all these kinds of sins. So when we first got on YT, we will have a scale, a scale of deeds

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deeds and bad deeds. And if the person's good deeds outweigh the bad deeds, as long as they were sincere to the Almighty, then by Allah's mercy, He enters those people into the paradise.

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And those for those people who have more bad deeds than good deeds, then we say that their matter or their affair is with the Almighty. And Allah Almighty will determine where the destination will be, this will also lives as for people who are no Muslims, then in the Hereafter, they won't have anything as such as good deeds.

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Because a good deed a requirement of a good deed is that they've done it for and only for the sake of Allah.

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And if they didn't do that, in this worldly life, then they will not have any what is to be known as good deeds in the hereafter. They may be rewarded in this worldly life for good things that they do. But when they stand for their account, they will not have any good deeds.

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So the destination will be

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okay, Does anyone else want to take that on Aberdeen? RFM? Yep. Can you hear me now? Yes. Yep. All right, Ken. Yes.

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So basically, whether we go to heaven, or hell is a loss prerogative.

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Yep.

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If you were to pray 24 hours, seven days a week, we just no guarantee for us to go there to paradise or

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even go to hell. But again, that when we go when you want to get a high good high marks, in examination, we have to answer all pertinent question correctly. So do you if you don't do your homework to do if you don't submit your assignment on time? And if you don't answer your examination question correctly, you will fail. So same goes when we go when we judge in this world, which is this, a test basically, if you don't do as what will make us to do what not, and expect something may have miracle, our thing is going to be realistic, and we definitely going to end up being fail when we go to the hereafter. So there's basically make things simple. Everything that we do in this

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life will also irrelevant to the drive, but whether we go to heaven or hell is all of us. prerogative, but Allah being a just being just so he will judge us in very high definition of security. So So that's, that's to me. That's to me is my take on that.

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Okay, thank you, RFN. And then, so the couple of stories that come to mind.

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They're not just stories that they're statements of the what the Muslims believed to be the final prophet, Prophet Muhammad, even Abdullah, the son of Abdullah, may the peace and mercy be upon him. We said

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that he's told the story about a prostitute that gave water to a dying dog. And from this act alone, she was

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she was accorded paradise. She was accorded paradise. There's another man who had killed 99. And he's on his way to seek repentance is on his way to to ask for God's forgiveness. And a number of things happens. He met another man, he killed him. And then he was on his way to seek repentance, and he passed away.

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And when the angels came down, they had a discussion. And they measured the distance between where he been and where he was going. And it was shorter the distance between where he was going, so he was judged as being a good person, and he was sent to paradise. So

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So I think that, you know, generally speaking from this, what I got from Islam is that

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of course, it's the destination of the destination is about your Creator. It's about when you go back to your Creator, you will find those things out. We don't want to leave anything to chance. We want to do understand that God Almighty

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May, Allah the Creator, as Muslims refer to him,

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is ultimately his mercy overcomes his rough, His mercy overcomes his wrath. And one of the names for the Almighty God is

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the old loving,

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the old loving. So we should understand that

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because in indifferent to what we hear in many,

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should I say, missionary sites against Islam, and there are many missionary sites against the faith of Islam. One his statements like how can you be, you know, have a God that is not all loving? is basically not right. It's one of the 99 names of Almighty God, and His mercy overcomes his, his anger. So, I hope that answers that question, can I just send something go for it?

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Just this one is now a after warning, but it doesn't advice for the Muslims, because

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it talks about those who are non Muslims who didn't hear or get to know about Islam.

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And that, so I think this is like,

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advice for Muslims, that we can be the ones that help people to come to Islam, by our actions, deeds, and things like that, and we can be the ones that chase them away from Islam. And if on the latter one, we do that, through our actions, deeds, whatever, then we're going to be accountable for that on the Day of Judgment. And those people who may have rejected Islam because what they saw of Islam, they may have a day in judgment day to say, Well,

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I had a bad examples, you know, people weren't, you know, they weren't showing me the correct way, though. There was such bad examples of what Islam was that they say, look, I want nothing to do with it without seeking any further knowledge on Islam. So it's something Nope, we as Muslims, we have to be very careful, no actions, deeds and things like that.

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In the portrayal of Islam, and maybe in giving a good example, and giving a good message to everyone in sha, Allah knows best. Inshallah. Inshallah, thank you. Thank you very much for that, guys. And Hamdulillah. So we're going through the basic questions right now. And more difficult questions will come to light, no doubt from people. Some of them don't deem to be really answered that they won't be answered, because on this platform, it's not going to be appropriate for us to answer them. Especially as you know, it, we're going on the platform of voice of Islam in New Zealand, who have a reputation to manage as well, like all of us. So

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what good is freewill? If everything is predestined? If God already knows if we go into heaven or hell, why doesn't he just put us there? This is something that a lot of people

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ask, you know, is that the issue of Qaddafi, Qaddafi or the predestination?

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So, you know, God already knows. Well, of course, God knows everything is not. It would be ridiculous to say that God didn't know before things happens. So I think it's very important that we asked answer this question. Schiff was theme, would you like to say something about the issue of Kedah? Yeah, folding?

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Islam. Yeah.

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Sudan has a middle path understanding with regards to Divine Decree or predestination. We do not believe that individuals are

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coerced or forced to do things against their own

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choice by God Almighty.

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Nor do we believe that that person's free will and choice is outside the realms of God's will.

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Okay. So what we believe

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is that a person any human being has the free choice and will and that what that choice and will of that person is, was the will of God Almighty.

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It is an issue. There are concepts with regards to Divine Decree, which maybe it's difficult for us to comprehend entirely.

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But if you start from the very beginning, lonely, you know, laying down some foundations so

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With regards to Allah's knowledge, now,

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one of the names and attributes of the Almighty is the fact he is called Eileen, the old knowing.

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So what does this mean? This means that the Almighty is knowledge goes back into the past without any beginning. It has no beginning. It means that there wasn't a point in time that Allah came to know something. There was no beginning in terms of Allah's knowledge, eternal.

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And likewise,

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whatever is happening now is comprehensive. There's nothing that happens, except that ALLAH has full knowledge of it. And in the future, Allah has knowledge of everything that will happen in the future.

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And fourthly, Allah's knowledge is about things that if they were to occur differently,

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even though they don't occur like that, then Allah has knowledge of that as well. And then example of that, because the first three in terms of knowledge is quite easy for us to understand. An example of this, Allah tells us

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that people will request to come back to this worldly life. After disbelieving and Allah

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wants the opportunity to worship Allah again. Allah tells us that if they were given this opportunity that they would go back into disbelief, then they wouldn't believe. So even though that will never happen. Allah has knowledge of matters, that if they were to occur like that, that Allah has knowledge of those things. Okay. So this is the first thing in terms of Allah's knowledge. So yes, Allah knows where everybody's going. Because if Allah didn't didn't know, where people were going, this would be a deficiency in Allah's knowledge.

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So yes, Allah does know everything.

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Now

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a man he came to the Prophet peace be upon him. And he said that if people's destinations have already been decided,

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that people this people going to hellfire, these people going to the paradise what's the point of me doing anything?

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The Prophet peace be upon him said modal that do actions for khulumani Yesu Hema Haleakala that everybody will,

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what is placed in front of them will be facilitated, made easy for them and the direction that they go into.

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And the last thing because there's a long discussion, I want to mention that there's a verse a couple of verses actually, in Surah, two lane, which is the night

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that Allah says,

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a moment Alpha taco was a DACA? Well, first of all, yes, zero who lives for that as that person who who gives his generous

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and he has piety

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and he believes in the reward in the Hereafter,

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then Allah will make easy and facilitate ease for that person.

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Well, I'm a man and buckler was stubborn, as for the person who is stingy and believes themselves sufficient, because deverbal Krishna and denies the hereafter.

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First, no yesterday, Rahul, Ursula, then difficulty will be facilitated for that person. So every single person has two paths. Whatever path you want to follow, that will be made easy for you. If you want to take the path of paradise, you take that path and you'll be rewarded. Likewise.

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If you will take the path of following your own desires and whatnot, then that will be facilitated for you. Well Masha, Allah sha Allah,

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that you don't want any matter except this was also the word of Allah.

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This is

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yeah, thank you will seem Kempson from London from seeing that question. Yes. So basically, with the issue of cover or cover or feed destination, why do the people have to go through this world what is the just select them because he's giving them the opportunity is giving them freewill is giving them an on average 6070 years to live offense at some of them have an amazing life. Some of them live in mansions, have the best cars have the best spouses have the best food, have the best holidays so on and so forth. But they select that at that point because they have freewill. They have ultimately freewill to decide. They select a destination themselves and only by the actions of your own hands,

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as God says in the Quran, that does bad things occur to you. Does evil happen with you? You you bring it on to yourself. Because you select

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you select a path which

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Although

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you're having a great time here, does not give you access to the hereafter. So all of us do it we and we also know deep down what is good and what is evil, we know. But because of crowd pressure because of the people around us, we select a path, which is not necessarily the right path, and we know it as well. Most people will know it panela if you ask 100 people at 10 questions about what is good and what is evil on your on their own, they will answer them almost identically. Yeah. When they're in a crowd, they will answer them differently. We know

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you know what is right, and what is wrong. It is the Arabic Arabic term is FITARA FITARA. To note Patara to know, so guides, very, very important. Very important. What about? So if a non Muslim converts to Islam? Is it compulsory for them to change their names? So he's going on about it? No, the answer is absolutely not. Unless the name contradicts something foundational in Islam. Like, if your name is three gods, then you better change your name. Because there is only one,

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if anyone else wants to add to that as well.

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Yeah, just on the names, like you just said, it's, you know, there's no compulsion to change the name. Like I said, if it's something that's not so good, and things like that, if it's, you know, like, peak or, you know, you know, things like this, you know, just not a nice name. They're just not something is, it's good. So, in Islam, everything is good. So we want, you know, the names to be good as well. So people, many people haven't changed the names. And, you know, remain as they are, even if they become Muslim. Great. Yeah. Is that everybody happy with that answer? Yeah, yeah. Good. Next question. Somebody come is Jesus Christ, more divine than see divine

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than the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him? Because he could accomplish miracles claim made by a Christian wants to know your thoughts about it?

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Well, of course, the Prophet, according to my understanding,

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had many miracles. One of them was to split the moon.

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There are many others. Sheikh was saying, Muhammad, do you want to answer that?

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Same go first.

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Let's let's just confine that Divine is there's only one divine. Yes, I love it means the Creator. Yeah, human beings will never be on a parallel with Almighty God. God is on his own, he created. He was, you know, he's pre existing, is not his uncreated. All The Difference Between Almighty God and the prophets upon them. VPs of course, they were the greatest human beings, but they were created. So let's just make that distinction. And this is a this is a case in point of how he, or the oneness of the creation, the wonders of the Creator.

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First of all, let's get that right. Over to you will seem.

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Yeah, so

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this has a little bit of history with me actually.

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Being brought up as a Catholic, obviously, you.

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At school, Catholic school, you're taught

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the Gospels, the stories of Jesus in what is known as the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

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And when I came across

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Islam, and they were I was informed that believing in Jesus was a fundamental part of being a Muslim.

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And it was made clear to me what that meant, really

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wasn't much, because maybe a person is in fear that they're a Christian, that is that you somehow have to forsake and leave Jesus peace be upon him.

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When in actual fact.

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The more you go into

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this kind of area of study, even from

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maybe this is way down the line, but from a biblical perspective, and they have something called the Red Letter Bible.

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That everything that Jesus actually says he's been in the red in the red little Bible, Red Letter Bible

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There is no cause or ask, or there's no question of me saying worship me, follow me, but is actually telling his people to worship one God Almighty worship the Father.

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Now, this is the same message for all the prophets.

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The message didn't differ at all.

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And from an Islamic perspective,

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as Allah commands us learn or for the Kobina minimum, that we do not differentiate our belief in any of the prophets.

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We honor them, every single one of them from Adam, all the way to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon them all.

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We do not get into a situation where we think he's better than him. We know that the Almighty gave different miracles, to different prophets.

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Ie that when Jesus brought the dead back to life, by Allah's permission,

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and cured the sick, and healed the blind, and the lepers by you know, God's permission.

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There were other miracles that will give them to other prophets, which was specific to the people

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like Moses, and Pharaoh was, of course involved in magic and whatnot. And Musa, Moses la salaam, peace be upon him, was given the ability to destroy magic, the Prophet peace be upon him, who lived at a time where eloquence and poetry and speech was seen as the, the tool or the media, and how to control people. And the miracle of the Quran, came to disrupt, and to change the way that they thought.

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So, ancient prophet was given unique miracles, which was specific to their people, except, except the miracle of the Quran is something by the mere fact that Islam is the last religion to be revealed, and will be till the end of time that the Quran is the miracle which will remain with us.

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For all of mankind to

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to look at.

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Okay, I'll just can I just take that he took everything, most of the things I was going to say, have also come from a Catholic background. And, you know, the first thing that came to me when I was looking around and, and came across Islam, was that I didn't have to forego all those profits I'd learned about from Adam through two properties, or the Islam peace and blessings be upon them all. So that's what sort of made things so much easier. It was just a matter of, well, Prophet Muhammad was one who came after so and like Sheikh was saying was saying, they all had miracles for their time. You know,

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you know, so I don't need to say more on that, because he mentioned all those so and like, talking about time of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the Quran was revealed because of that. And now it's for all time, because it's, it's, it's still finding things in the Quran, miracles and things like that, that no one knew about way back then over 1400 years ago, and they're just finding in the last, you know, 100 years, some of these different things, the fingerprints, the mountains, how their pigs to the earth, and all those different things. So there's the Koran is still showing its miracles to this day.

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Yeah, thank you. Thank you. Anybody else want to add anything to that other thing? Yeah, I believe. Well, talking about miracles, basically, the one big question that we have to ask ourselves, can we see the miracle?

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So miracles that people have mentioned about Well, Jesus Moses, what not, but the most stunning miracles you actually the Quran that we see until today. So this is the miracles that we see day in day out but not by the miracle that we heard before. Well, we heard from other people Yeah, like that. As a Muslim we do believe

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however, the most cited one, the one that still appear in our today's life, is that

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well, it did talk about the divine Well, I agree with you. So basically, rather usual basically. Well, there's only one divine which is the Father in heaven, right. So which is we call Allah so other than that, there is no divine because we all human being.

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It's all one.

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Yeah. Okay. Thank you very much.

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Just tick that off.

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Right. So

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how did Islam How was Islam spread in

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In the world. So this is a question. How was Islam spread in the world. So this is another point of

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miraculous nature of Islam. Because

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in the Arabian Peninsula, it was surrounded with the bison times or the the Romans and the Persians, the rosin rums and the Persians were not interested in the Arabian Peninsula, it's a well known fact they didn't ever invade. It was only when the Quran after the Quran came through the prophet Mohammed, the last messenger sent to mankind. That's what Muslims believe

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that when the Quran was revealed, that it became a place that suddenly was interesting, you know, so the Muslims, before that the Arabian Peninsula was full of vise of wars of oppression.

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Of course, it was the place for pilgrims pilgrimage before because another point about is that Islam is that many of the prophets visited that place. It wasn't just the Prophet Mohammed, that was there in that pilgrimage and with in fact, referring to what seems answered earlier on about what the Kaaba was, if you remember, we were talking about I think you mentioned Ibrahim, or Abraham, as being a person who has a lot of traditions in that area.

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And we can talk a little bit more about that anyway. But basically, the real issue for me was referring to the question about why did Islam or how did it spread, it spread very quickly, from

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a society that was completely illiterate. And it created massive literacy all over the world, in a very short space of time. That in itself is a miracle. How can you have the most illiterate society known to mankind and Allah, then suddenly, it becomes the most literate, and then it's for all from the Quran? So how did the How did Islam come about this because of the miracle of the Quran, and the Prophet Mohammed bin Abdullah, the son of Abdullah? So, over to you will seem, would you like to also add to that? Yeah, so

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it's a very interesting question. And a lot of the time when we think about conquests, and we think about civilizations.

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In history, a lot of them have

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a lot of blood on their hands,

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a lot of bloodshed, but of oppression.

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And, unfortunately, that you find the untrained or the unread person kind of, well, Islam was one of those civilizations, civilizations that did the same thing, I'm assuming, when electro factor was not.

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And within this space, if you as you rightly mentioned, use within the space of 23 years, that the Arabian Peninsula as simply essentially became an epicenter of the world in 23 years.

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And in terms of literacy, in terms of culture, in terms of strength, unity, so many positive things within any society. And then in the next 50 years after that, you find that the Muslims from the Arabian Peninsula, they reach Spain

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5060 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, you're reaching into Europe.

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Now, what civilization has spread so quickly?

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In such a short space of time,

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that's going west. And if you think about going east, in places as far as into China, Mongolia, Azerbaijan,

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in Malaysia and Indonesia, I mean, Indonesia, Malaysia, a very simple example to be given, in that they came across

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today jar business people who are Muslims, and because of the way that they were dealing with them, were amazed that what religion what what teaches you to be like this and they were overwhelmed about the trustworthiness about the honesty of such a people so they embraced Islam and other the biggest, the highest populated Muslim countries around the world. No land them, Islam went into it.

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I've never resorted back to the way it once was before.

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Voluntarily. I mean, there may be another power that removed Islam from that, for example, Spain.

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But any country that Islam went into the people who embraced Islam and the people became Muslims never made a choice, even though it meant forsaking the religion of their forefathers, none of them wanted to go back to their own way.

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So all of these hundreds of Muslim 10s, and possibly hundreds of Muslim countries around the world, they embraced Islam as their religion and their way of life, and never went back to the way that they were before. This is a testament to the message.

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And this is a testament to the religion that they took on. So is it simply an easy just to say that Islam was spread by powerful armies

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and spread by, you know, the sword and whatnot? It's just a cheap comment. And it's an uneducated and ignorant statement. And if you look at the reality of how Islam spread,

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it is unique in every single way, not to say that there are individual Islam as in terms of the Muslims are perfect Muslims, they are not perfect.

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But the message, and if done correctly,

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and implemented correctly, is is a perfect message.

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Yes, thank you very much. Thank you very much for that was seen, that seems to answer that question.

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quite adequately. And I think we've come to the end of the show, actually, we've been almost over an hour enough, if I'm not mistaken, and they want to labor it for some people, where, of course, is a past 11 o'clock for us. We've seen

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the guys in New Zealand is probably getting to about what is it 10 o'clock, to start at 10am.

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So I hope that's been beneficial to all you brothers and sisters out there.

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We will try to come back next week and answer some more

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questions. Some of the questions that are put out there, there's one last question maybe we can just very quickly answer that. Any advice on giving Dawa to people who are not Muslim without putting them off? You'd like to start with Brother Mohammed

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Sharla. Well, the best best ways to act as a Muslim should act, despite your actions, deeds, things like that.

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You don't necessarily have to go and give lectures and talks and those sort of things. But despite the actions and deeds by how you treat people, in your workplace, your colleagues just in the shopping center, you know, smile and things like this, when you when you you know, meeting people and things like this, this is the best way, then if other ways is is just by people inquire or you're just asking is just show them, speak them in a nice way and just answer the questions wherever possible. And if not getting an answer, you can sort of refer them to play site voice for some or get some literature or just have some just basic information books on or even little flyers,

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just simple sort of things.

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On what what it is they might be interested in. And the thing is to try and also talk, if you know them, you know, talk to them at their level of understanding.

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It's no point talking on, you know, Sharia law and big, you know, in depth type things. If, if the person is just wanting to know, what is God, what is your belief, it's just to give them the simple way and to, to get them, encourage them to then

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ponder and think and then come back with maybe more questions or for them to seek their knowledge.

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Okay, everybody happy with that? Anybody wants to ask for that? Giving down? Just don't answer things that you don't really know as well. You don't really know the answer. Tell him I'll find out for you.

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Don't try and answer it and then get it all stuff it all up because then you might answer and they may never come back. And you might be

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you might be responsible for actually chasing that person away from the faith of Islam, which isn't a good thing at all.

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There's another question on here about does the Bible and the Quran convey the same message? I don't know if if you wanted to answer that, or should we leave that until next week? Next week, next week injustice.

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So we'll give it justice and do that properly. Brothers and sisters. I hope you've enjoyed the show. I hope it's been a benefit

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beneficial show for you guys, if there's any other questions that you want to ask, you can join us next week at the same time, or just come on over here for attending to the show, Voice of Islam platform userland, the LS panel, it's Allah allow you, all of you guys to enter paradise together and enhance Allah, as Muslims as believers, as those who have submitted to God's will to the one that created the heavens and the earth, regardless of whether your race color or cultural creed is different. Subhanallah all we know, is anyone God worthy of worship. And, according to us, Islam is the right way. Alhamdulillah salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh