The Spiritual Activist Parallels Between Our Lives And Prophet Musa

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah was to the beginning

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of praise and thanks are due to Allah subhanho wa Taala, who gave us the means the opportunity or praise and thanks are due to Allah subhana wa Taala, who on this morning, did not make us amongst the cheap did not make us amongst the lazy, all praise and things are due to Allah. Allah who today didn't make us amongst the coward.

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For any one of us sitting in this room brothers

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could have said, Yeah, I know about

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what could he tell me possibly. And any one of us could have thought. It's another MSA conference. Not a lot of people come to the early morning, even though it's 1230. Not a lot of people come to the early morning sessions. So I'm not going to take part necessarily. So I praise I thank Allah subhana wa Taala for this opportunity that I am not amongst people who are cowards, nor am I amongst people who are conscious about how they look, or what they will present. Rather, I'm around people who would like to get something out of a conference. I have a few ground rules that I want to set up. First thing most importantly, and this is not a joke, my dad stuck in Arkansas airport, like

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flight got canceled. And my dad and I are very close. So if I attend or look at my phone, is I just need to know that my dad's okay, because I kind of do a lot for pops and I do a lot together. So if I looked at my phone, it's not to see anything else, except I just need to know that he's okay. But it was great because I taught a class in Arkansas. So I just emailed the whole class. I was like, anyone wants to go pick up dad from the airport.

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So like 57 people emailed back, they're like, Yeah, I was like that.

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Secondly, is

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my introduction is very short, because I don't want you to go off of some title that I have. I'm brother with some. And I'm here very, very exciting to share not this topic, but to share an entire it's a series. I've never been able to do this before. So before we start, if you'd like to take notes, like genuinely, if I don't finish by one o'clock, trust me, I'm speaking again at nine 9pm. I'm going to continue that section. And when I start at nine, I want to do a recap of what we did here. And then

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I don't know what time does anyone know what time tomorrow's lecture I need

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to Okay, so it's at two o'clock, at least Abdullah likes me. So it's at two o'clock. In LA we're gonna kind of tie things together. I want to take the theme that I'm doing here and pull it through for the entire conference.

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So with that Alhamdulillah

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wa Salatu was Salam O Allah.

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Karim, I bear witness I testify I sanctify the statement that there is no other creator sustainer there is no other giver of life, other than a loss of $1 and a loss of $1 could have communicated with me in a whole mess of ways. But he chose to communicate with me through the profits.

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And those profits came in the seal of those profits was the product of some level IV for some of them and I bear witness to testify that he is the sleeve and he is the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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Guys, I broke this up. And I'm really excited about doing this. So I want you to kind of come along with me, I don't want to start a massage salon right now. I want to start from like the zero level. So everyone here whether you're super educated, and you take classes or you just woke up this morning, and your friend said, Let's go buy a job, whatever.

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I don't know what friends would say that. But okay.

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My friends never said that to me.

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I don't know why. But I want to kind of reset. So we're gonna go three levels on this. So what I say now you can set precedents for the rest of the entire talk. Let's take one massive statement. And if you agree with me, you can say so canon law, and we start in Surah, out off. Number 11.

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loss from rule from shavon other regime, Satan de occurs shavon himself is not discouraged. He's not just damn

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Because he's the guy, he's damn because he took his rationale. And he put it above must

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be Smith,

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in the name of law with the name of a law here in front of you, I start with his name. And I realized that

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that is not encompassed in one word, but a lot. How do I die that is

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the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. So when I benefit from the echo that comes out of the effect, it's because along with the benefit,

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when you will have mercy on me and you listen to me because of lust, Allah,

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when Allah, Allah put mercy in my mother and I wet my nappy, and she didn't throw me away.

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So, let's start at the beginning of the game.

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And certainly, definitely, we created you.

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And then we fashion you.

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Then we told all of the angels prostrating to Adam,

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all of them,

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except a creature fire creature is

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frustrated.

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He wasn't

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frustrated, to illustrate, pause,

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family, nobody out there, whether they have a PhD, or whether they work at Walmart, or the guy who has a PhD and works at Walmart. There is nobody out there who doesn't say that, undoubtedly, we came from a higher score. So I want to start the game with we came from a higher source, the higher scores a lot. I don't like data, we call him God a lot. He created us and he put some simple human things in front of us. We all eat. We all have the necessity to cover our bodies, we all have the necessity to have shelter. Now there are simple human things guys that if you need to is the existence of God. Look, if you didn't take

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a dog, like

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ever, you die.

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I mean, you will die like a painful internal

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combustion kind of thing. But let's hang on here for a second. If you ever, you will die. The point is, guys, sometimes we over intellectualize things a lot created us, He created us to eat, He created us to cleanse, cleanse ourselves, He created us to

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do nothing more than fulfill the rights that we have in this world. And then he said, if you're a higher human being, if you are more than just a cow, guys, what is the cow do? A lot of scholars and this is actual scholar and a lot of scholars

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compare cows and apes to the average college student. And I was like, Whoa, isn't that hard? He's like, No, listen, hear me out. So she was like a cow. He grazes around for food, he'll find food anywhere, right? He'll eat ramen noodles six times a day, a cow will then write ramen noodles, little curry, little Maggie sauce on top of that. So a cow will do this, a cow will then when he eats, rather than after you're done eating, you just kind of lay around and scratch your belly for a little while. Right? Whatever y'all want to do this.

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So the next point is that this human being then interacts, and then he he's just gonna lay around and you spend most of your college life without Islam without Islam

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chasing tail.

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I don't know if there's any other way to say it. And those of us who are like yeah, manly man, that's what animals do.

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So those of us who choose to be better than animals, we have one focus. I fulfilled my rights here as a human being. How can I fulfill my rights to the one above? That's why when you say

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number four,

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you alone? Do we worship you alone? Do we ask for help? You worship a lot but you ask him for help. Like how do I how do I interact with this person? How do I communicate with people? How do I my respectful with sisters? that interaction is the Honor, I suppose let's move the ball forward a little bit. God created us and he

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Realize that we all weren't limited. I couldn't figure out exactly how to love how to hate how much to interact with different people. So a lot paradata send people, those people will nonprofits, prophets, bug messages. And that was the message of Islam. Number one.

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So the message of Islam came through free and clear all the way from

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Assad, which you're gonna see tomorrow. But the basic basic concept was in me

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that I turn my face towards the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and there is no other God, but Allah subhanaw taala. Point number one, sometimes we lose focus with all of this allowed around, is his music allowed? Do I have to work your job? Do I treat it? Like, do I do this? Before you do that? Those are all rules so that you can serve a lot. Number two.

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And this is probably this is my thesis that I'd like to talk about for the next three talks.

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So we're here supposed to talk about Musashi Salaam and parallels in our life? So does anyone know and I'm not sure if it's in the the little handout, we chose these three iconic characters, because they represent three things that Allah subhanaw taala asked us from beginning. So I'm going to ask you a couple of questions. And then you help me out why we pick these three people. So why did I do that the first one every talk, whether it's the Messiah, who are here locally, or chef of the Nasir, or

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any of the ships,

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listen to their talk under the umbrella. God created me. Allah, Allah created me, Allah Subhana, WA, tada, sent prophets so that I can know what was right and wrong. That was basically so that before I got in trouble, there was someone there to say, don't do that. It won't make the hotel staff happy. And I'm gonna come to that point in a second. So before you think about everything, that's religion as right and wrong, let's go with the first thing. What was the first three things that Allah, Allah revealed to mankind? So the entire profile

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revealed is this book

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the book is revealed from a love. He's, he's Almighty, He knows more than us, and we don't know. And he's lucky, he's the most wise. So praise, when you think about God is the most wise and a lot of the most wise says, Don't eat pork, I could explain until you're blue in the face. While pork is not easy. But who's telling you to do it kind of balances out a lot quicker. So what were the first three things that the most wise told us? Now I'm gonna ask you a general question. First revelation in the world on anybody?

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Right? So the first revelation in the entire answer a 96, I have one provide

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me.

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The first thing I've asked us to do them,

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read. But don't just read or recite. Do it in the name of your Lord, the one who created you, and the one who created the substances, that creativity, there's one thing for you to give me parts and for me to assemble upon. But there's another thing for me to say I created the molecular structure of the plastic and the gyroscope, I created the gravity that turns the gyroscope up and down. That's a different, that's a completely different game.

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I'm telling you close your eyes and become spiritual. Here's the

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info.

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This is a lot of khattala, asking us to seek knowledge. And the true and necessity the necessity of knowledge is coming to the back that does everyone in this room know what the embryo looks like at the cloud states. Anyone not know

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all your medical students

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up to the

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cloud, rather, what the cloud

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is some type of shoes.

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This clot Allah subhanaw taala is pointing to something I'm asking the question, did God say read in the name of your mom who hugs you and you feel warm? Or did he smell really that would be emotional, unless it has been read in the name of your Lord who created you? The substances that created you Everyone knows this is the first revelation. What's the second revelation? Most opinions or a majority of opinion gives us that the second and third revelation were one and I would write these down. It's my entire thesis.

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Second revelation, anybody

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Got it? Okay, it was 73 and 74. Now whether 73 came first or 74 came first, it's a decent bot. So surah, 73 and 74. The first six is. So the first six is, in my opinion, the second revelation was 73. Where we're sort of lost on the law it came down from the mountain Rimmer. Ben, he was pressed, he posted this, the angel squeezed him and said to read and he said, I can't read, I cannot recite. And he experienced this out of world touch. He came down. And when he got down from the mountain, he looked up at the mountain, and the whole midsection of the mountain, the whole horizon was covered by what? By the belt of the angel, the midsection of the angel. I mean, can you imagine seeing that?

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Where did he go sisters after that? Where did he go came down from the mountain where to when his wife, right? He went to.

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And he said to his wife, he didn't run to his boys. He didn't run to his to the lounge, he didn't run to his friends. He didn't run to a bottle, he ran into the woman who was a support to him. And she didn't say, Oh, here we go again, with the revelations. She came to him. Think about it, though. How much do you have to trust someone? How much do you have to be in love, true love with someone to turn to them and say, This is what happened to me.

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And that takes trust. That takes love. That one core thing that's missing from us, the relationship between the husband and wife, it's weakened, because we're all in a pursuit of knowledge. She's not religious enough. I know more this, my parents won't let me do this wouldn't get you. Oh, he comes to her. And he says, zombie Looney Looney to cover me in the cloak. So he's wrapped in this cloak. And if I can use the word, ancient, there's a sense of anxiety. And he says to his wife, I saw this thing. I saw an angel He told me to do this alone. refers to him he calls him for number 73. The second revelation to all of mankind

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costs me

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how much has been revealed up to now by buyers? As for

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God says unto the man who the angel spoke to.

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He says to him, oh, one route.

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ob Laila. Illa, parida. Stand up and pray the night.

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Half of the night, or some part of the night? I'm asking you a question guys. Please answer. How much or odd has been revealed?

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Nine if,

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but what am I being asked to do? To pray the whole night by night? What does that mean when I'm reading these is what does that mean?

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For me, I'm asking you, I'm not a lecturer. I'm a teacher. I am an instructor. I guess he missed the Bible. I don't speak when we've been talking to each other for 25 years. People have been up here yelling at you for 25 years. I've been around the block for a while. And you sit there and say, Well, I don't know. I don't agree. I'm not sure but you keep it to yourself. Or when the speaker looks at you. You're like, Oh my God. He's looking at me.

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Like six times.

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Up here, we had you back there for 15 years.

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Okay, I've had all my shots.

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Back to the point.

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What is it? What is it that

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is being asked guys I can't see you in the like the last three rows for all of you the ones who are turning around I can't see them because the lights my hair like you know, he's talking about you

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know that I can't see you guys. So if I'm not making eye contact is because of the shift wants me to be blind eventually. Which is okay, which is totally okay. So I'm asking a question guys to recite. Nine is in prayer. How do you have to be able to? How are you reciting those is? Slowly you're calculating? You're listening to the recitation? Can I use the word you're meditating? you're meditating on the word that God has revealed to you. And you're sitting there and as you're reciting these words, you're realizing,

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and we live in a very difficult society. I'm still getting to my thesis. We live in a different

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Society, I want you to press pause here, rewind into monka when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam received this revelation, what was going on a, there were people who had black 10th, they were 10th, you paid a couple of gold coins to go inside this tent, and a guy told stories, and he threw gunpowder and gave special effects. And he told you stories. And when the story was done, he snuck out of the first attempt to try to get into the second 10th. Before the madness started, What was this? Was it theater? They were theaters during their time there were pubs during their time. There were clubs during their time. Right. So we had we have a different sound. They had clubs, they had

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women who tie white flags outside of their house.

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That men you know, I know go there. I know go to admin for sale.

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Now, because you hear these things, you're like, Oh my god, I thought they were all riding camels and eating brown meat for this reveal things that were going on. So friends seeking knowledge. And as in the nights What did Allah subhanaw taala want from the second thing to the prophets of lights on? What did he want? spirituality? He wanted? Look, guys do not easy it is to get up here. I'll give you give me 24 months of your life. I'll turn you into the next we sanctuary alternative to next speaker not scholar.

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This speak, yell scream. Right? We can do this. But what's the real What does? What does the speaker do? And what is the shape? What does NASA do after he speaks he goes you may have a light pray that works for you. What I said means something to you what the speakers do. My talk was great.

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That's what we do, which is wrong. Spirituality is the next component. But if you're a guy who just has knowledge and you just pray to yourself, one component is many missing surah number 74. This is the third revelation and when I mean the third revelation I need in order of one Angel was bringing the message these three revelations came down the third one surah number 74. Yeah.

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The

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prophets a lot is almost called again in the state of being wrapped. In the one who was clothed.

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Allah, Allah asked him to stand up and go warn the people on

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and this is third Ayah showed the nominee and how great Allah Allah truly was. I mean, sometimes we think, oh, Allah wants us to pray and do this and division where the job and be good and not do these things before marriage and all of this stuff, man. But you forget to see Anwar, who is on last panel data. The third component to the complete believer was activism. I with me, this is a yes or no question. Okay, good. All six of you understand? I know it's the Northeast you guys take your time.

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We might be slow in Texas like when I first got to Texas, the the sliding doors at Walmart because I lived in New York for 26 years. I got up to the sliding doors in Texas. And they went

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I was like What's wrong? Dude? They might get it. But I'm not joking. myself up dilemma line up did not sir. We gave a talk about Facebook or something. 800 people came out and the crowd was erupting. they interacted Why? And I want to be straight up with this guy. I want you to take something real, not random ambiguous lots. You know what people know about Northeastern and the US people who live in the northeast. We're very conscious about what people think about us, and how we will be perceived. Because in the northeast, you have to wear your hat sideways to cover one eyebrow for real for real. Right. And your socks have to match your job pin for real corporate. Right. That's my

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point me, I might ask you a question. And I say sister, so do you understand? And a guy from Boston, New York Northeastern generally.

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What did I do?

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But what does this mean?

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People might not be the smartest people in the world, but they interact. They're not worried about what people think about them. They're worried about how they can take and benefit. So I'm gonna be upfront cramp when I speak

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on mobile home.

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So there's the do these three components Make sense? So it makes sense that, guys if any one of us in this room just

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Thought knowledge what was going to happen to us? we'd end up a bunch of Hadeeth and put on solidly the belief in the motherland. If you're dispersing your flash if you're old, trim your beard. That's horrible picture.

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Where do I start?

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Why are you here?

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Not Yes, our best

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knowledge by itself will either end you up with Havana plastic, bitter, bitter, bitter, bitter, bitter, bitter with the bitter bullets, or, or

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you will end up at like, and I think this is gonna hurt some of our friends, you'll end up an academic Muslim, you'll end up at like Colombia or somewhere else. Not that our Messiah or their Messiah are well versed. But the average Muslim today, it's like they're discussing these academic things. Like some guy came to me that I have a master's in Islamic Studies. I was like, I was like, Oh, where are you the hall?

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closing your mouth.

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Okay, bam. I don't have a degree, but this is awesome.

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Oh, we don't read those classical texts.

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He's like, ah,

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I can

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take shots. Look, I think shots because I got I got rejected, I can take myself

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I got rejected without applying. So

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I just knew it wasn't gonna work out.

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And spirituality on its own spirituality on its own without guidance. Pause go back to Makkah. The province of model it was saddam came to the Gaza, the house of a lot of people were making a lot without any clothes on. And they were clapping. And they were seeing words. So the people asked for what what are you guys doing over free? is how we pray. Spirituality without a without a head or a tail? It becomes random stuff. You start doing things and someone might come to you and say, Oh, why are you doing this? Or some religious guy did it? some religious guy told me to do this. Okay, did you notice that the religious guy has a price tag? Everything he asked you to do and cost some some

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some amount of dollars that could give him in that awkward. And lastly, and I think we're there right now activism, activism without any Islamic knowledge or any direction what happens? You end up start doing random stuff, right? You end up Muslim MSE. Start doing I've been to MSE What are you doing? activism faster time? Okay, this is great. What's the fastest time? Can you come and speak came to the best time this is for real for real?

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I guess

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it's faster time. So you assume Muslims are fasting. So they're like 15 non Muslims at the activism without a header until 15 non Muslim sitting there like oh my god, I gotta eat. Right and they're sitting there waiting. And five men are standing ropes on.

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Thank you so much for coming.

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over some we put so much energy into organizing the MSA event.

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For real.

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Okay, activism.

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Jews and Christians are a couple of kids over there to

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eat something

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like the Muslim kids.

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Point is these things things we don't have any.

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Let's move away from this. Now let's build. Let's build our three components together. What was the first component of the complete believer first component?

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I don't want to say seeking knowledge. I just want to say knowledge in itself. then underneath that the first task is to know what knowledge is, guys, sometimes when you say seek knowledge, I'm not joking.

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So I will be careful with my words. I have traveled the world with mercy. And I have been inside the Crown Prince's palace. So we're sitting here at a conference of colleges again, the danger of just random knowledge, just seeking knowledge. And so we're sitting in this, I don't know, four or $500 million palace, and we're sitting there and some [???] comes out. And he the chef sits with us and he eats a day. Right? He eats the day. Meanwhile, literally like 100 $200 box of dates. And then he puts it it's really Twitter in the palace. He puts His fingers like this and finishes eating the day.

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And then he puts the date seed on the outside of his finger. And it goes, this is the son of the province, a lot of them wouldn't put his fingers in his mouth. And

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he wouldn't take the pin out because then his fingers would be dirty. And it was public eating right. So they eat from a collective plate. That's interesting, right? Where are we having this discussion?

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In a palette? For real for real? Can we talk about that dying Muslims outside? Can you tell me some Hadith about taking care of orphans, the diagnosis and seeing knowledge that makes sense. Let me fast forward a little bit more came into a mustard here on the East Coast again, East Coast. In the mustard I was teaching that class was behind a partition like this again, this is knowledge. This is the first point

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came behind the crager two brothers that were yelling and screaming at each other. I'm like, Damn, I'm teaching a class.

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Wait, I did that a couple of times. And then they backed off. I'm like, What are you guys yelling about? It's a monster. He goes.

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My sister I said what do you she said giraffe is how long?

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Do you know where to find?

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Knowledge without any sense knowledge without any production? family? Don't anyone I was dead. If any one of you comes to interact halala we're going to find it. Number two. Number two, I worked at Toys R Us as a child so I know I need to ever

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think about it. Knowledge. First gun is knowledge. Jeffrey is the mass damage. uncultured people come down. We'll take you our attractions are Toys R Us and Walmart comm now I will take you around. Do we have a choice?

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Just one

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because you play with all the toys.

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You don't take anything home. That's enough.

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Knowledge. Number one component of knowledge.

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The representative is musasa. Now the musar Islam lacks spirituality. No your spiritual, he lacked activism. No, he had all these traits. But he was well known for what? For his knowledge. Now here's the really important part. And I really I'm making this humorous and fun so that you will come along with the rest of the talks. Number one is knowledge. Knowing that you need to seek beneficial knowledge things are gonna benefit you laugh at the giraffe thing now and then even fake. And we do talk about a bunch of random stuff. We took a bunch of random stuff that doesn't benefit people much. Number one, let's begin to talk about Masada Sarah marine Sarah Martinez the embodiment of

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spirituality, and Ibrahim alayhi salatu. Salam, what does he have? He has the

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the title of the active or the prophet who stood for activism. Now can you move into this a little bit, I'm going to give you a little bit of homework I want you to go through and split the life of Mousavi Salaam into two parts. One was his youth. In his youth, he grew up in college in his youth, he grew up around

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a great deal of luxury, but in that time, he learned a lot of sciences. When you're in a state of learning scientist, sometimes you don't pick up wisdom. ie, when you take a weekend course, you're going to get a lot of information, I would write these two words down, you will get less wisdom. knowledge and information are two completely different things. Information is just a bunch of stuff.

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Knowledge is the comprehension of that stuff. So now one of the most knowledgeable prophets someone who had exorbitant amounts of knowledge of this world and the hereafter Musashi, Salah is told by a lesser splitting his youth into his old age or when he came back to Somalia when he came back to the Jews. And he spoke to them. This was this is the second part that the brother recited. So in this first part, Allah says in Surah, surah number 18 ayah. Number 65 is where we're going to start. So Allah, Allah says, you're going to go out on this journey, a true knowledge, true wisdom, true digested information is not going to come to your doorstep. You're gonna have to humble yourself.

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Now Allah subhanaw taala is asking a prophet, you're going to go find some guy sitting at a river, Ben, you're going to meet him and ask him, so tell me more I want to learn. So it

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says, to narrate, or gives us the story

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I

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wish

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my time is less, I'm gonna move through this Musashi salon eventually, and you'll find this in America. He needs the man. Some narration say that it was clear that we're going to move forward and taking met a man. May Allah be pleased with him. And then he said to him now watch. He didn't say to the guy Teach me, let me I have a question for you know, sometimes you roll up on the ship. Look, I got a question answered.

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Oh, I'm tired like all these movies all stuck up? No, first he came.

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He asked me I learned from you. You're knowledgeable? what God has given you.

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What Allah subhanaw taala has given you can you teach me some of this.

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And the important part of understanding this, and I want to give you the number so you're not lost in what we're talking about. In Iowa, number 66 makes the request. And the man responds to him. And I want you to keep this here. This is the story of moose, I could speak about it for literally 4550 minutes, he asked someone who got us a moose to go find this man. And to learn from him. He says, How

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can I follow you? can I learn from you. And the man says to him,

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man says an iron number 67. Because you won't be able to have patience when you follow me. This is is 67 or number 18, you won't be able to follow me you won't have the patience to follow them. Then we all want to get on this knowledge bandwagon and take weekend courses and take all these other courses. But sometimes we forget, sometimes we rewind the cassette too quickly, and we say okay, I need to get all this information. But we don't have the patience to sit by mentality. We don't have the patience. We don't have the etiquette. For example, one of the students of the sister she was telling me she was sitting in front of Dr.

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Shiva female. Yes, they exist. They are wonderful people. So she was sitting in front of these headlines with all links within the first row. And she started doing this because he was like trying to get like American food, right.

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And

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that was it.

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And this, this student from America said I didn't get it to someone locally poked me and said,

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The rattling of the pages irritates with data. I'll say this to yourself, say this to yourself. So I pay the tuition. So see it yourself, and immediately actually comes back. This is why that man is telling me Sorry, Sam. This is an example for him. But moosari Sam had the allocate, but it's patience and enormous amount of patience.

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And the man says

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How could you have patience with something you have no knowledge of?

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And that's one thing that I was able to

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afford three minutes left, and I've counted seven yards.

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So I'm done.

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Because like he said, he wouldn't have patience. You wouldn't have patience.

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You would sit and you would ask why are you doing this? Now? Two things. Two things was lusardi salon without etiquette Not at all. Mousavi salon was such an amazing profit, that when he saw something wrong happening, he had to correct it immediately. We on the other hand, are not amazing prophets. We are people who no one and no one ayah or maybe half of the ayah from the Quran. And then we go around starting to correct people, friends, if I can end on one thought here, one concept. Yeah, we had a good time and I introduced my thesis. But if nothing else, leave here knowing that the story of Musashi Salaam was to seek beneficial knowledge. And I'm going to burst

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your bubble here a little bit. beneficial knowledge has nothing to do with what group is Muslim and what group is going to help.

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Because if you had that list, I would ask you if my name was on the list, we don't have that list. beneficial knowledge, friends, beneficial knowledge is

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Five things that we in this room can do. And it's going to kind of hit the ego of all the academic Muslims and even your weekend courses, I teach weekend courses, it's going to hit all of our egos. What's the number one most beneficial thing for us in this room? And I'm going to say yes, I'm going to save you, before you start wearing a job. Before you grow a beard. Before you dress, religious.

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Learn to Read the book of God.

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I mean, like Alibaba, I mean, like other than holla, or learn to pronounce the words of the last data, before you get into a intellectual debate about the use of the term anthropomorphism in the religion of Islam. is Allah sitting on a throne? Or is a bus, dada? Is it metaphysical? You know, what, if you can spell it,

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don't use it.

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And if you don't know what it means, don't flex because let's face it, sorry, US Brownfield. We're not very muscular. Right, so we can't wear the tight shirt symbol from town.

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So what we do is we put on black glasses, maybe, or maybe some vision code. I'll translate vision later. And we walk around saying things like, my dad,

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kind of

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elaborate satana, Hamza Yusuf,

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Islam, Islam, Quran and brother with some,

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you know, and then we do this.

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And that's for real. So what I would say to us five beneficial things learn to read the book of a must. Like, I literally, literally pick up a link, but if you don't know I'm going to be talking about it later. I'll tell you the story later, when I'm allowed to not sit here I we can learn to read now. There's literally the technology for anyone who doesn't know the letters to learn to read an eight digit number to learn to pronounce the book. Let's be real here. If I came up here, and I started talking in an uneducated accent, right, so the guy one guy in high school, he was like, oh, how do you do that with your he asked my sister how you type out this essay? And she's like, Oh, I

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typed it on the I typed it on my computer. For real? He goes man I'm I'm about to get myself a puja.

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Get a Buddha come to you turn about to get myself a cooler

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career. Point is now that sounds uneducated here. Can you imagine if you open the book of Allah subhanaw taala and you were discussing these intellectual strong things about the difference between McCain and Madeline? And whether the the most half

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road map in the second generation of Muslims during the last holiday was broken up? Can you can you read about that? If you can

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keep those words to myself.

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Number two, learn to recite the Quran correctly with the proper pronunciation. We spent so much time articulate it's called the tweet. Literally yesterday one of the master was talking last night he was talking about and we can do one I have a My head was gonna explode. We can discuss everything under the sun, we can do all of the things that are in this world with everyone I have a number three, think about the reality around knowledge that is beneficial Allah, Allah in the Quran itself over 217 times asked you to think instead I'll give you one example and I'm sure he's gonna ask me to go. In one example. This is of the 200 times in the Quran, Allah, Allah says in Surah alikum on

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io 191. That's three 191

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Look around you the alteration of the night Dave, look around you visually look in your DVD player is take out Armageddon, put it into the DVD player. I'm not.

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We used to joke about the world ending we used to joke about earthquakes, tsunamis, governmental revolutions, the dollar falling to less than the Canadian dollar.

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So now, remember that time when when I was younger, I was like, yo, when that happens, I'm gonna get religious. And I don't need to really define religious to you all know what that you could be a better person.

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beneficial to you. things that you can do things for the religion for and that's the type of knowledge that we need. musala salon story will then continue. I have a lot more to cover but we're

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Now we're going to see so when I come in anyone who comes to the nine o'clock talk, I will keep it concise. It won't be drawn out like this. I will keep it to the point I want you to know three things. Knowledge, what kind of knowledge to see spirituality. What is spirituality? Is it connecting sometimes our spirituality and I'll tackle this tonight, it doesn't become me and God it becomes well how religious do I look?

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So I was talking about spirituality and I felt very religious.

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Spirituality between you and God. How does spirituality affect you and why I'm wearing a commando. No, don't get lost in that activism. activism is set by the limits of knowledge and spirituality. Then we become active even in larger dialogue anything that's clean and pure is from Allah subhanaw taala mistakes misrepresentations are my own. I hope that you have some questions. Oh, and I'll who made it home?

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Well, no. It made it from the Oh, sorry. I'm old school Sam. I'm old school. You're going to take this however you want to but like I said, you won't have patience

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clap for whoever you want it for me I know. A bond is completely against this happy the law of love less than if you weren't something beneficial. Use this.

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A lot of people give you this first. saving up doesn't have to be in unison

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oh wait I just said I watch cricket so so say a level of participation Allah praise Allah subhana wa Tada. And then you'll really have knowledge. What will you be doing with these lifts? You'll be praising God. That's why we came here anyway. To learn more about Tata.

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degree of lies the greatest and most cleaned cures from a mosquito. I'll see everyone tonight at nine o'clock. We even ended with Darla and say to yourself between now and nine. If I don't know the letters, I'm going to bet I'm going to learn the letters and if I know the letters, I'm going to read a few words. If I can read a few words before nine o'clock read when I was set up.