How We Know Islam is The Truth – The Fitrah

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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the common misperception that has been created by "has he been a Muslim?" as it is a common misperception that comes from the same genre of weren'tological skeptics. The concept of "fitra" in Islam is a natural and ingrained reality, and is a natural and ingrained reality that is present in every Christian faith. The importance of Islam is a combination of faith and culture, and the speaker warns against hateful language and advises against domesticated terrorist. The speaker also discusses the importance of protesting in addressing issues and offers some basic points on the topic.
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Alhamdulillah.

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All praise is due to Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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We praise Him and we seek His help.

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And we seek refuge in Allah from the

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evil of our souls and the consequences of

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our actions.

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Whomever Allah guides, none can misguide.

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And whoever is misguided cannot be guided except

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through Him.

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I bear witness and I testify that there

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is no God other than Allah

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And I bear witness and I testify

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that the prophet Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam,

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the Arabi, the Hashimi, the Qurashi

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is the final prophet and the most perfect

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worshiper.

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As to what follows,

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know that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala has reminded

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us to be conscious of him in the

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Quran when he says,

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Oh, Muslims, our prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam warned

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us that one of the tactics of shaitan

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is to ask very difficult questions,

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questions that are caused that are intended

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to cause doubts in our iman,

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questions that perhaps the average person cannot answer

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and say they go into a circular, and

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perhaps it will bring a sense of shak,

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a sense of doubt in their own iman.

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And he warned us of this tactic.

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Today, insha Allahu ta'ala, I want to address

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one such question

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that especially in our current climate of religious

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skepticism,

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in our current climate of the rise of

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agnosticism and atheism,

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many of our, especially college level youth, they

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come and they ask this exact

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same question.

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This question that is without a doubt coming

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from the same genre of waswasa of shaitan.

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And it is a common question that is

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posed by many philosophers,

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many religious skeptics,

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and that is,

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why are you a Muslim? You are only

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a Muslim because you were born into a

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Muslim family.

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And if you were born into another family,

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another religion, then you would have been that

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religion. You have no idea, they will say.

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You have no truth claim.

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You have no

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certain knowledge that your religion is true.

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Because, he will say, the majority of Christians

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are Christian because they're born into a Christian

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family, and the majority of Hindus are Hindus

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because they're born in the Hindu family. And

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you, the skeptic will say, the philosopher will

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say, you, we're speaking to the non converts

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here, which is the majority of us. You

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are only a Muslim, they will say, because

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your parents are Muslim.

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You haven't experienced

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all of the other faiths, and you are

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blindly

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following

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what your forefathers did.

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And the question does at times become implanted

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in the minds of many of us. How

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do we know Islam is true? Because in

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the end of the day, how few of

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us have actually studied all of the other

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faith traditions? How few of us have done

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a philosophical

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survey,

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an intellectual

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excursion

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into all of the religions, and then logically

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and rationally chose Islam?

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Hardly anybody, perhaps none of us have done

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that. And in fact, the same question

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of religious skepticism,

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the same question of doubting one's identity and

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one's faith, it was the question that frankly

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sparked

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modern philosophy. I'm not exaggerating.

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The philosopher that is called the founder of

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modern Western philosophy,

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his name is Rene Descartes, and he lived

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in the 16th century. And Descartes,

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how he rose to fame

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was that he asked the exact same question

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that I began the khutba with. How do

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I know anything? How do I know anything

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to be true? In fact, he even doubted

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his own existence, and that's why he has

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that famous phrase, cogito ergo sumay, think, therefore

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I am, because he doubted, how do I

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even know I exist? But then one of

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the things he doubted, he said, how do

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I know religion is true? I was born

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a Christian. He actually writes, this is in

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the 1500.

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He writes, most Christians are born in Christian

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families, most Mohammedans, meaning Muslims. Most Mohammedans are

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born to Mohammedan parents. So he posed the

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same question.

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Western

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secularism,

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and western agnosticism,

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and western philosophy

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begins. Our students in high school and university

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know that Rene Descartes is called the founder

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of modern western philosophy. And it was this

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very question

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that began this whole endeavor.

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Now, let us not go down the route

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of western philosophy

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because in the end of the day, we

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are Muslim. And let us ask ourselves, well

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then, how then do we answer this question?

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Because, you know, fact of the matter is,

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if you think about it from a purely

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logical and rational standpoint, there seems to be

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an element of truth.

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There seems to be a element of validity

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because, yes, it is true. The majority of

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us are born to Muslim parents and the

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majority of Christians, etcetera, etcetera.

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So how do we answer this conundrum, this

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paradox? Some have called it the Cartesian or

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Descartesian paradox, religious paradox. How do we answer

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this? Because in the end of the day,

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there must be an answer. And here is

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where the beauty,

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the profundity,

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the divinity

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of Islam

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is demonstrated. And for me personally, as somebody

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who loves to study theology and philosophy and

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aqidah, for me personally,

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this concept, which will be the concept of

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today's khutbah, this concept is really one of

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the most miraculous proofs for me of the

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truth of Islam, because it is such a

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profound

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concept,

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and it is a concept mentioned in the

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Quran and sunnah, but early Muslims didn't quite

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really understand it the way that we now

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understand it because

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the philosophical conundrum, the paradox hadn't been verbalized,

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because they didn't really think through it the

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way that we are now thinking through it.

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But the solution is in the Quran, and

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it is a very, very fundamental aspect of

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our theology.

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The solution is quite literally mentioned explicitly in

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the Quran, And that is that

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rather than having to search for the truth

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from without,

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rather than having to start from scratch from

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nothing,

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instead,

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Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,

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blessed

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every human being

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with something when they were born.

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Automatically,

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there is an internal

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compass,

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an internal

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map, an internal

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skeletal framework, which you do not need to

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be taught.

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You don't need to go to school.

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Everybody, Muslim or kafir, they have it inside

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of themselves.

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And that concept is called the fitrah, the

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fitrah.

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And what this fitrah does, it acts as

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a moral

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compass. It acts as a intuitive

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system

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through which you can check something external. Because

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you see, in the end of the day,

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there is a point of validity. If we

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didn't have an internal compass, if we didn't

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have something inside of us, how do you

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know Islam is true? Somebody would say, you

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must study all the of the earth, all

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of the religions of the earth, but we

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don't have the time to study all the

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religion on earth. There are over 6,000 religions.

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We don't have the time or the intellect,

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or if we were to do that, we

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wouldn't do anything else. It's not possible to

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do that. There must be a solution, and

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that solution is only found in Islam. It's

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not found in any other religion. It's not

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found in any other faith. And this is

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a demonstration

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and a proof that Islam actually solves one

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of the most complex and yet simple problems

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of religiosity.

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And that is, how do you know your

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faith to be true when you're following your

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forefathers? The response,

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we have something within us that tells us

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intrinsically,

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and that is called the fitra. Now before

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I answer how, first, let me explain what

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is the fitra. The fitra, it is a

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type of cognition or knowledge

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that we are not having to be taught.

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It is something that is intuitive.

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It is something that is ingrained in us,

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and we are born with it. Allah mentions

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this in the Quran, and the Prophet Sallallahu

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Alaihi Wasallam mentioned it in the sunnah. Allah

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says in the Quran, fitratallahi

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lati thatharanasa

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alaiha.

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There is a fitra. There is a natural

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disposition

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that Allah created

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all of mankind upon. It's not just for

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Muslims. The Christian child is born upon the

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fitra. The Jewish child is born upon the

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fitra. The Hindu child is born upon the

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fitra. Every baby is born upon the fitra.

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That's exactly what our prophet shalallahu alaihi wa

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sallam said, hadith is in Bukhari and Muslim.

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Kullumauloodin

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yooladu aalal fitrafaabawahu

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yahawwidanihi

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auyunasiranihi

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auyumajisanihi.

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Every child is born upon the purity of

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the fitra. Every child has a type of

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cognate knowledge, a type of moral compass, a

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type of intuition.

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Every child has it. Then, the prophet salallahu

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alaihi wa sallam said, then society and culture

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and the parents, they corrupt the fitra. And

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so those of other faiths, their children will

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become those fates. Notice, he didn't say, and

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then the Muslim parents make the child a

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Muslim. No. He said, the Jewish parents make

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the child a Jewish person. The Christian parents

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make the child a Christian person. The Hindu

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parents make. But he didn't say the Muslims

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make. Why? Because the fitra and Islam are

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1 and the same. The fitra leads to

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Islam. Islam is the fruition of the fitra.

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Islam is the completion of the fitra.

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Every other faith tradition will destroy and corrupt

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the fitra. Every other system of beliefs, you

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must destroy your own fitra in order to

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accept it. As for Islam,

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the fitrah is nourished and maintained. The fitrah

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is purified, and Islam and the fitrah fit

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together like 2 pieces of a puzzle. And

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Islam. So when you have an internal compass,

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you don't and Islam.

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So when you have an internal compass, you

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don't need to search for an external validation.

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You don't need to search all the faith

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traditions because your fitra tells you Islam is

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true.

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Now, the fitra has manifestations

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and signs, and of them is that that's

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why we find the Muslim ummah to be

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the strongest. Last week, I gave a khutbah

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about Islam is always going to be supreme

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spiritually. I gave a khutbah that the Muslim

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world is alive unlike every other civilization.

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Their iman is strong. Today, we're gonna continue

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with that. Why is their iman strong? Because

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they have the fitra. Because Islam and the

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fitra fit together

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perfectly,

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and no other faith tradition will fit with

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the fitra. Now I speak to the converts.

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Those that have converted, you understand this, but

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those of us who were born, we don't

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understand it. Every convert that have that has

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come to our faith and an

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epic, we have many dozens of converts. Every

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convert, you understand what I'm about to say,

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and that is your faith never made sense

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to you. Your faith always made you uneasy.

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There was something that it just wasn't right.

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It didn't fit. And then when you heard

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of Islam, when you read the Quran, when

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you were exposed to the religion of the

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prophet, salallahu alayhi wasalam, your soul, you don't

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understand the word, you didn't know fitra, but

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there's something

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intuitive

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that was attracted to Islam. You knew it

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to be the truth, even though you didn't

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know why you knew it to be the

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truth. Your internal disposition

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was attracted to the purity,

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simplicity,

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beauty of Islam. Why? Because your fitrah was

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rekindled, and the purity of your soul was

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attracted to the purity of Islam, and the

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2 fit together like 2 pieces of an

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intricate puzzle. And only the converts will fully

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understand this. As for us who were born

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into the faith, well, we know it from

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our lives, but alhamdulillah, we thank Allah. We

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didn't experience other faiths. So that is in

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our sense, we thank Allah for that. But

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the the convert understands

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that any other faith tradition,

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it doesn't make you feel fully at ease

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with your beliefs. And this is why

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religiosity

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in other faith traditions is so low compared

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to Islam. These are statistics that are global.

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It's not religious. It's not theology. Go look

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at any survey in the world. Muslims,

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by and large, are the number one group

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of people who genuinely believe in Islam. Go

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look at surveys. Do you believe in God,

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in Christian societies, in other societies? Many will

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say they don't. In Muslim societies, 80, 90%.

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They say we believe in Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala. Do you practice your faith? We just

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finished Ramadan.

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80% of the Muslim ummah fast Ramadan, even

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if they don't pray 5 times a day.

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But when it comes to Ramadan, the ummah

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is alive and they come to the

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contrast this with other faith traditions where churches

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and synagogues are empty because people are not

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going. Their fitra is not alive amongst them.

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This is the reality that demonstrates the fitra.

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And brothers and sisters, brothers and sisters, this

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is where, again, we find the beauty of

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our faith tradition. SubhanAllah,

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this problem, this Descartes or Cartesian problem, this

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problem of trying to understand all faiths as

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being equally valid, this is a somewhat modern

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philosophical issue. Descartes existed 500 years ago. And

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before this point in time, nobody really discussed

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this type of reality. But the fact of

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the matter is, if you do not believe

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in the fitra,

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you don't have an answer to Descartes' question.

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There is no answer Because how do you

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know a religion to be true? You must

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examine and you must go through every single

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faith. Can you imagine if we had to

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do that? You wouldn't have time for anything

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else. And one lifetime is not enough to

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go through 6,000 faith traditions. It's not possible.

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Yet, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala made it not

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needed. And we know Islam to be true

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because our heart is at ease. Because when

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we listen to the Quran, our qalb feels

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a sakinah,

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a tama'ineena,

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a peace that we don't need any mathematical

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equations. We don't need philosophical

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maxims. Our intuition and fitrah is screaming to

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us the truth of Islam. And that's why,

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yes, it is true, not everyone practices to

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the level they should, but it is also

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true. The vast majority of Muslims believe in

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Islam to be true. The same cannot be

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said of Christianity and other faith traditions. The

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vast majority of the Muslims. In fact, we

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firmly believe

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that the person murtad. But generally speaking, we

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know that the one who has tasted iman.

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Become murtad. But generally speaking, we know that

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the one who has tasted iman, the one

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who has loved Allah even for one second

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in their lives, they never leave Islam. Islam.

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Why? Because even if they don't pray, they

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don't fast as much as they should, they're

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committing sins. The fitrah knows Islam to be

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true. And the fitrah is at peace with

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the beauty of our faith. And here, brothers

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and sisters, we find the profundity,

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the divinity of Islam. This complex problem,

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it is solved in Islam from a very

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basic point of theology.

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Every child is born upon the fitrah, and

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then society

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corrupts non Muslim children. And as for for

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Muslim children, they are not corrupted. The fitrah

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remains pure. The fitrah is nourished. And by

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the way, this concept of the fitrah, it

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also tells us many things. This is a

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deeper concept and topic as well. But the

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fitra, we can also call it in English,

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our conscience.

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Why do we feel guilty when we do

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something wrong? Even those who don't believe in

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Islam, when they commit a crime, something is

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not good in their hearts. This is the

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fitra telling them you're doing something wrong. The

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fitra likes nobility. When the fit When we

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do something good, we feed the hungry, we

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give money to an orphan. Even if you're

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not Muslim, you feel good inside of you.

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Why? Because Allah created our fitra to love

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the good. He created our fitra to despise

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evil. Even if you're not 2

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intricate

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2 intricate pieces of that puzzle. And the

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more iman you have, the pure your fitra

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will be. And the weaker your iman, the

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weaker your fitra. The 2 feet off of

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one another. So if you wanna make your

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fitra strong, you make your iman strong. And

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if your iman is weak, it's gonna affect

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your fitra as well. One final point, brothers

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and sisters, to understand this beautiful concept of

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theology, to understand this beautiful aspect of Islamic

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aqeedah.

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Another manifestation of the fitra is a beautiful

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story in the Quran and a beautiful incident

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in our history. And it is an incident

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that occurred to all of us, even though

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our memories don't recollect it. And that is,

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Allah mentions in the Quran, in Surat Al

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Araf, that when Allah created all of us,

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when Allah created our souls, our arwa, my

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ru' and your ru'ah, when Allah created our

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souls, Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala gathered all of

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us together. Wa id akhadarabbu kaminbani adamamilvuhoorihimduriya

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tahum wa ashhadahumalaanfussihim

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alastubirabbikumqalu

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bala shahidina

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When Allah created all of us, this is

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in the Quran and in the hadith. This

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this creation occurred when father Adam came down

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from heaven. And from Adam, Allah created

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all of our souls on earth. Our souls

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have been here before we were born. Before

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we were born, our souls were created, and

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they will last with us until

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the end of times and even after that.

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Allah created our souls when there were no

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bodies. Adam was there. And Allah spoke to

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our soul, my soul and your soul, and

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the soul of the non Muslims, and the

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soul of the atheists. All of those souls

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were gathered. And Allah asked them, this is

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in the Quran,

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am I not your Lord?

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Notice,

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Allah is not teaching them, I am your

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Lord. No. There's no teaching. Allah is asking

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a rhetorical question.

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Am I not?

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Why? Because

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rhetorical questions are asked when you know the

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answer.

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Your rhetorical questions are asked when the answer

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is already known to you, and it is

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meant to emphasize

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that which is known. Allah did not teach

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them and say, I am your Lord. No.

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He said to them, alastoo

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birabikum

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Am I not your Lord? A rhetorical question.

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And the Quran says, aloo bala. They all

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applied in the affirmative.

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You are our Lord, O Allah. We affirm

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you are our Lord. Notice,

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Allah is speaking to whom? The arwah, the

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souls. Has any Prophet come to the souls

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yet? No. Has any Quran been revealed to

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them yet? No. Have they been taught any

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knowledge yet? No. So how do they know

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that Allah is their Lord? From the fitrah.

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The ruh automatically

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says that Allah exists. The ruh automatically

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affirms Allah is 1. The ruh automatically affirms

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religiosity. And that's why even those who don't

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believe in Islam, but they're religious, they feel

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better than those who don't believe in any

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religion. Some religiosity

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feeds some fitra even though Islam is the

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only religion that fully feeds the fitra. My

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point is, in this incident, Allah once again

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demonstrates the fitra and the beauty of how

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to respond to this philosophical problem.

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Souls are created pure.

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And in that creation of purity,

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souls know the truth from falsehood. And so

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every single child on earth, Muslim or non

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Muslim, when they are born, they are pure,

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and they are upon the fitra. And that's

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why this is something that even modern science

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has shown. I'm not even joking and kidding

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with you. You can look this up. BBC

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had an article about this last year.

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Its title and the title is so beautiful

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because it's literally our khutbah today. The title

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of the article, you can Google this, is

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that

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science demonstrates

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that children are born predisposed

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to believe in God.

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This is the article that was talking about

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scientific experiments being done over many decades, that

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researchers discovered

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that even children born in agnostic and atheist

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households

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without their parents teaching them about God, for

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some weird reason, they believed in God. For

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some reason, they had an affirmation of God.

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And so scientists were wondering what is going

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on? So they said that, well, science shows

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that nature, that's what they call their God

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nature, has made children predisposed to believe in

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God. No, there is no nature. Allah creates

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Yes.

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Why? Because if there was no internal compass,

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Yes. Why?

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Because if there was no internal compass, well

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then, Descartes has a valid point. How do

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you know anything is true? But for us,

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Alhamdulillah, we have the response. We know Islam

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to be true because every fiber of our

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being is at peace, because every single hair

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on our body and every single atom of

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our existence, we have sakinah and tama'neena.

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We know Islam to be true because our

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heart is at peace, because the fitra and

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Islam are in harmony together. And this is

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why Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, Al hamdullillah,

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all praise is due to Allah, the fatir

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of the Samawat and of the fatir, the

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one who initiated and the one who created

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all of us. The fitra is a gift

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from Allah that separates true religion from false

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religion. And we thank Allah for having blessed

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us with the true religion that we don't

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need to research 6000 faith traditions. Alhamdulillahi

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ladhee hadaanalihatha

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wamakoonalinnahtadiya

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lawulanhadanalah.

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May

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Allah bless me and you with her through

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the Quran, and may He make us of

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those whose verses they understand and apply his

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halal and haram throughout our lifespan. Ask Allah's

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forgiveness. He was well asking for his

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and the Rahman.

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Alhamdulillah.

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All praise is due to Allah, the one

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and the unique. He is whom we worship,

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and it is His aid that we seek.

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He He is the Lord of the oppressed,

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and he hears the prayer of the weak.

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As to what follows,

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a totally separate topic, but it needs to

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be addressed.

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That we are currently seeing across the world

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and especially in our own country,

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we are seeing

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massive protests about what is happening in Palestine

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and in Gaza, and much civil disobedience is

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taking place. This is the talk of the

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of the of the current, you know, news

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climate. At universities,

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at famous corporations across,

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the country. So many people are protesting. And

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by the way, 5 months ago, I gave

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a khutbah here at the beginning when it

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seemed very dark and gloomy, and I said,

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insha'allahuta'ala,

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the tide is changing. If you remember that,

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I said the tide is changing. We already

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see it's not even been 1 year. We

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already see global support

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has, alhamdulillah,

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changed the tide. My my point or my

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general request, not just to all of us

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here, but to all of us who are

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watching online as well. And this does require

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more talk, but I just wanna give some

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basic points here is that all Muslims, there

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is there has been a lot of talk

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about our involvement in these protests. And I

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have, from the very beginning, said that our

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religion

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requires us to be active and wise. It

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requires us to effect change in the most

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effect effective measure. And as for those small

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groups of people who say that protests are

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haram, we ask Allah to guide them, to

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grant the wisdom. This is, not a correct

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opinion. Let me just be gentle in this

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regard. Yes, of course, we must protest because

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we see the effects. But I just want

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to add one point here that all Muslims,

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for sure, peaceful and legal protest, there's no

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question that this is very beneficial for the

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world that we live in. However, when you

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are protesting in a disruptful manner,

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then we have to be a little bit

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more nuanced.

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Protests that irritate other people. Protests that irritate

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innocent people that are stopped from going to

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work. You're blocking roads. You're you're you're causing

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nuisance to people that are not involved in

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the crimes over there. We have to wonder

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what is the wisdom here. Wallahi, we understand

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people's emotions are high. We understand that, you

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know, if your family is in danger, you

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wanna do something to help them. Fully understandable.

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But to target people that have nothing to

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do with what is going on, to stop

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traffic on roads, to do something that you're

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gonna cause nuisance and irritation

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to people that are not By

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the

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By the way, I'm not saying every disruptful

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protest should not be done. Sometimes, disruptful protest

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against people who are supporting apartheid

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genocide. Okay. That's something I cannot say it

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is you should do it because that's not

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something that the khutba should say. I'm not

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gonna say you should not do it. Leave

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it at that. But I'm simply gonna say

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history teaches us history teaches us disruptful,

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effective protests

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are changing history. The civil rights, disruptful protests.

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The Vietnam War in this country, many of

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us, we don't know this. Look up your

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history. 40 years ago, how was the Vietnam

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War changed? Because people disrupted

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peacefully. No violence. We don't we're never calling

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for violence here, but they disrupted

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people who were directly supporting those policies of

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bombing and whatnot. Across the country, there was

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disruptful protests. So please be careful. I am

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not speaking against every type of disruptful protest.

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For the record, I'm not supporting it either.

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I can't do this from the Khuddba, but

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I'm not speaking against it. I'm speaking against

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what?

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Unwise

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disruptive protests. I'm speaking against protests in which

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people who have nothing to do with what

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is going on, they are caused irritation. They

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might lose their flights. You stop the road

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for them, or you block traffic, or you

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do something. You might cause people to turn

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away from the reality of what is happening

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in Gaza. So I say, oh, Muslims,

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it's not my place to tell you to

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disruptfully protest. It is my place to tell

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you, do not unwisely

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disruptfully protest. And that, inshallah, is itself a

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wisdom to what I am actually ask you

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to do. Do not unwisely

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do something that might cause more damage to

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what you are intending to do. And without

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a doubt, those corporations

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and those entities that are harming the Palestinians,

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without a doubt, if it is done in

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a matter that is non, violent, then perhaps

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there is something to be said about that.

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And by the way, for those who object

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to this for those who object to this,

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we ask a philosophical question.

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What would you do

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if your own country was aiding and abetting

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genocide? What would you do if you can

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go back to Nazi Germany and you can

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rile up the German people against Hitler? Don't

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you think you would have done that? That

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is disruptful peaceful protest. Well, then, we're not

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equating. I'm not saying the same thing, but

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I am saying a genocide is taking place

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without a doubt. And without a doubt, our

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country is supporting that genocide. How can we

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be innocent bystanders

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when innocent people are being bombed thousands of

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miles away because of what our country is

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doing? And also, oh Muslims,

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even if you yourself do not participate

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in protests, even if you yourself do not

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get involved, the least you can do is

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to raise awareness and to point out the

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double standards and the hypocrisy.

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One thing we are seeing

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so blatantly,

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and this is what,

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alhamdulillah, the world is waking up to, is

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how certain interests are controlling the media, controlling

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the academy and universities, controlling our own government,

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how small groups of people are influencing

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our foreign policy for interests that are not

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our own. It's harmful to us, and yet

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we see this over and over again. There

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was one of our sisters

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in California,

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one of our, young graduates of one of

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the most prestigious universities in the country, that

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she was unanimously

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chosen by her classmates to represent them in

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the graduation at university. She was a top

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top student. She has all the credentials. Her

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fellow classmates said, you should speak at the

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graduation. But she was a hijabi, and she

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was a a Muslim obviously, and the university

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got involved. And The university went through her

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social media, she's supporting Palestine.

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Preemptively,

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they banned her without even asking what you're

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gonna speak about, without even telling her. They

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said, no, we don't want a a a

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Muslim, and we don't want well, they didn't

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use the word Muslim. We don't want you

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to speak. They stripped her of her right

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to speak. Why? Because they were scared,

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They were scared

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she might potentially

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bring up Ghazah and Falastin in her speech.

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And, subhanAllah,

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one wonders, you're the ones who told us

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when the Taliban

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banned women from speaking, they were the bad

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guys. Why is it when you ban women

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from speaking, you're the good guys? I'm confused.

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Tell me. I don't understand. When the Taliban

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ban women, you're we're supposed to say they're

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the bad guys. When you ban women, we're

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supposed to say you're the good guys. Make

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up your minds in this regard. We see

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the hypocrisy.

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So even if you are not involved in

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the protest, you must amplify the hypocrisy. You

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must demonstrate and bring about an awareness change

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because we see the tide is changing.

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I say loudly and clearly, Alhamdulillah

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thumbalhamdulillah.

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The apartheid

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regime has lost the moral war. It has

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already lost the hearts and mind of the

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vast

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even the EU is now thinking about how

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to rethink its association. Even the EU is

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now thinking about how to rethink its association

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with the apartheid regime. So the tide is

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changing. And you know why it is changing?

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Because insha Allahu Ta'ala, every one of us

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is involved. And the sad thing is, and

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I have to be blunt here. Oh, Muslims,

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aren't you ashamed that the people leading these

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protests are from outside our faith? Where are

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we? People that are getting fired, people that

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are going to jail for peaceful protests. Many

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of them are outside our faith. Now, good

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for them. May Allah bless them and guide

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them to Islam. But where are we in

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all of this? And again, I'm asking you

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to be wise. Don't do anything that is

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harmful, especially don't do anything that is violent,

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but we need to bring awareness

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and change the narrative. And we see the

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narrative is changing in just 6 months. So

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my generic advice to all of us here,

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think about how you can effectively And I

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cannot teach you effective strategies. You need to

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go to people in your own area and

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ask them, what is to

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do

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to do this. So may Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala bless every one of those people who

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is involved in the protest, and may Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala make all of us as

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well active in this regard.

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Allahummaaizal

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Islamawalmustameen,

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Allahummaaizal

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Allahummaaizal