Yassir Fazaga – Friday Khutbah 21-06-2024

Yassir Fazaga
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of the Quran and how it is used to teach lessons, including dividing people into different castes and assigning blame. They also touch on the history of major conflicts and the richness of the mixture of the Democratic Republic of Congo andugged population. The speakers emphasize the importance of maintaining power and stability, cutting people's hands and feet, celebrating diversity and unite people, and peace and unity in resolving racism and sexism. They also mention upcoming events and activities, including flyers and a tour of the city.
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Muhammad In the name of Allah,

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the compassionate, the most merciful.

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All praise is due to Allah.

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We bear witness that no one is worthy

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of worship but Allah.

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And we bear witness that Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi

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Wasallam

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is indeed his final messenger.

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The best of speech is the book of

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Allah.

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The best of guidance is the guidance of

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Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasallam.

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May Allah subhanahu alaihi wasallam make us amongst

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those who listen to the best of speech,

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the book of Allah and follow its commandments.

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And may Allah make us amongst those who

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come to know the best of ways, the

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way of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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and make us amongst his followers.

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But the Aziabad,

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miss Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, and you salam

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al Hujajal Martamireen.

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We begin by asking of Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala

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to give a safe return to all those

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who are in the pilgrimage

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and may all their deeds be accepted,

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and they make it back home safely.

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We've said many times that

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when the Quran tells the stories,

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the Quran does not tell a story to

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entertain the listeners.

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Even though

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stories are naturally

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entertaining,

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but that is not the purpose of the

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Quran. The purpose of the Quran is to

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use the story

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to teach people lessons.

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We tend to pay more attention

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when we are told a story.

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1 of these stories,

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in fact, one of the the most repeated

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story in the Quran,

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the most

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mentioned

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individual by name

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outside of the prophets of Allah is Firaun.

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Mentioned in the Quran in 67

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different places,

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Allah speaks about

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Firaun. In one of these places Allah tells

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us,

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In Firaun alafil ardu.

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Indeed

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Firaun, this pharaoh

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exalted

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himself on the land.

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Arrogant,

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full of themselves.

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And the strategy was

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that he has made the people of that

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land,

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he divided them

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into different castes,

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different sets,

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different groups.

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So what did he do as a result?

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Divided them

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and then weakened

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a group amongst them.

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What did he do to them?

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He would kill their sons

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and keep only their women alive.

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Indeed he was one that spread corruption on

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earth.

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And historically speaking, there has always existed a

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pharaoh.

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The strategy

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has never changed.

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The strategy has always been the same. You

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change locations,

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you change the names, but the strategy has

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always been the same.

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Number 1, All

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of them,

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empires,

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kings,

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royals,

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presidents,

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prime ministers,

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whatever it is.

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Once they take that route of becoming the

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next pharaoh, first thing they do is that

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they deem themselves

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more important.

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They may even declare themselves to be a

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master race.

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They may even invoke the name of Allah

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claiming that they are the chosen people of

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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And what does he

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do?

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And then he has made the people

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into groups dividing them into different castes.

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And many times what you do is that

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you take a group

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and you label them

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and you assign all the blame onto them.

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Sometimes it's the immigrants.

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Sometimes it's the refugees.

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Sometimes it's the browns.

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Sometimes it's the blacks. Sometimes it's the whites.

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Sometimes it's the poor, but you always

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invoke an exterior enemy.

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You must do this.

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This is what we call

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divide and rule or divide and conquer.

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You take a group of people,

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and these group of people, they benefit from

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your atrocities,

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they benefit from your policies,

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and you let them know that the only

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way that they can sustain their position

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is by constantly oppressing these people. And be

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careful because if these people rebel against you,

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they are going to come back for vengeance.

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So you must always keep them down.

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Deeming them to be weak. Divide and conquer

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always

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works. Divide and conquer undoubtedly

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always

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works.

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You know, when you look into the

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conflicts in the world today,

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especially when you look into the major conflicts

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today, supposedly

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there are about

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20 major conflicts in the world today, meaning

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that they can erupt at any given time.

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And we are aware of some of them.

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But here's the thing,

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why why divide and conquer? What is it

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about dividing?

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See, dividing

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ensures you remaining in power. Because what you

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do is that you prevent people from rallying

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together,

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You prevent people from uniting which makes rebelling

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against you easy. So what do you do?

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Keep the people divided.

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Number 2,

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divided people

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are easily exploited.

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What is happening in the Congo?

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Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Now when you look into that country,

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that country is rich.

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The Congo is so rich

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that if the fertile land in Congo were

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to be

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all planted,

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it would feed the entire continent of Africa.

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That is how rich the Congo is.

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The Congo

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made many European nations

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very rich,

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especially like a place like Belgium

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where ivory and rubber trees,

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they made Belgium, especially king Leopold,

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that man made that man roast in

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*. Of all the people, you know, we

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speak a lot about Hitler did this, Hitler

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did that.

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Nobody has done what King Leopold

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has done to the Congolese.

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And what happened is

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Robert and Ivory, the man declared the entire

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country as his has his own personal

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property.

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SubhanAllah, you know when you read about Firaoun,

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and Firaoun was infatuated with this idea of

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cutting people's hands and cutting their legs, that

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is precisely what King Leopold did.

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If you did not

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bring enough quota from the carton or the

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crops that you were supposed to, they would

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cut off your hands.

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It was told that he kept about

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19,000

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hands in his palace

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of people that they cut off their hands.

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The Europeans were so bothered by him, they

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said you're making us look bad. You've got

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to do something good to the people of

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Congo.

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So he decides to sponsor orphans. What does

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he do? He killed his own. He killed

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their child their parents. Now that they're technically

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orphans, he sponsored them.

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So what happens now is everybody knows that

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this is a very, very rich country.

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Minerals,

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diamonds,

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copper,

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cobbles.

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But see, if there is a stability,

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people would want to do this for their

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own advantage.

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Because natural resources

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ought to translate into wealth for the citizens

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of that land. Well, that's not what they

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want to do. So what do they do?

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Create a conflict.

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Create a conflict

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so that the people are too busy fighting

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one another

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that in their fighting

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you benefit.

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Wallahi, this is wicked.

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This is wicked.

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They do it and they make sure that

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it is

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sustainable.

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One time

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Henry Kissinger was speaking to a group of

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US diplomats,

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and he said to them as diplomats, he

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said, your job is not to resolve conflict,

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your job is to manage the conflict.

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Make sure that the conflict is always there.

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Make sure that you support these people, make

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sure that you support these people because this

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way you ensure that you are always with

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the winning part.

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And you concom, man, you see kids

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working in the in these mines, mining

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diamond, mining copper, and these are kids who

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belong in school.

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The job is too dangerous.

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Nobody cares about that. As long as you

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bring out the diamonds in the chiefest of

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ways, this is really what matters most.

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And as a result,

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there is a conflict that's happening there and

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what we hear is, ma'am, we don't know

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what's wrong with them Africans, man. They just

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be killing each other for the longest time.

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You know, we don't know why they do

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that but, you know, Africans happen to

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be very violent and they're very aggressive. And

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here you are thinking that, man, it's just

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a Congolese problem.

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Not knowing

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that somebody is benefiting from this conflict the

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same way that Allah told us about this

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is how Firaun

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operates.

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Deen them to be weak,

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exploitable.

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You can kill them.

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But there is the interesting part.

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He kills their children. Say, kill their children?

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Why would you do that?

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Why would you kill children? He says, because

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we are afraid of what these children might

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become in the future.

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The other day, I was listening to a

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Zionist flyer.

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And please keep in mind, all Zionists are

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all liars.

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He was talking about how this 9 year

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old Palestinian kid

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got a hold

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of an Israeli Uzi. Uzi is like a

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klashing klaff. It's an automatic

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weapon.

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And he said that this 9 year old

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Palestinian kid

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killed 50 Israeli soldiers.

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I mean, it happened.

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But it did not.

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But see what he wanted to do is

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that he wanted to convince the listener

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that a 9 year old

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is not a child.

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A 9 year old is a terrorist.

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So when you hear about a 9 year

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old dying,

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don't think that a child has died.

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We just got rid of a terrorist.

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And this way

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you justify

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the killing of children.

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Now you listen to Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasallam.

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When he dispatches his army and he speaks

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to them, what does he tell them?

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Don't kill children.

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Don't kill women.

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Don't kill the elderly.

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If somebody is in their monastery, somebody is

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in their synagogue, somebody is in their church,

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don't kill them.

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These are not the people that you kill.

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In the old days, they say that when

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people fought with the sword, only the brave

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fought.

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Only the brave fought.

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When people started guns using guns,

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it said that it put the coward and

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the brave

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at an equal footing.

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When people,

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you know, came up with the dynamites and

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the bombs,

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it gave advantage

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to the cowards,

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And this is what's happening.

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What does he do?

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He kills their children,

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and he deems or he only keeps their

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women alive. And then Allah said,

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Indeed, he was one of those who spread

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corruption on earth.

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You know, one of the most beautiful scenes

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that we see nowadays is Hajj.

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In fact, if we really pay attention and

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appreciate it, we would see it here in

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our own midst.

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The idea of farrqasud,

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divide and conquer, divide people.

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In Islam,

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it is not divide and rule.

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In Islam,

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it is about

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celebrate the diversity

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and unite people.

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Hajj is beautiful.

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Allah, you'd be looking to these images,

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and you just see people

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you see the Africans and the Asians and

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the Europeans. You see people from all walks

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of life speaking every single language with every

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ethnicity they have sent a representative.

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A beautiful

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reunion

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of the human of the human family.

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And not only that but everybody in there

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believes that

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no one is great

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but Allah.

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Where everybody is repeating Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,

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Allahu Akbar.

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See sometimes we don't appreciate this.

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This Hindu man comes into a masjid.

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It was a silent prayer,

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And this is the first time he comes

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into the masjid

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and all he hears is this phrase, Allahu

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Akbar, Allahu Akbar. So after the salah,

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after the prayers he inquires and he said,

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what does this mean? You know, every time

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somebody was saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.

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And it was explained to him, it means

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that Allah is the greatest. And then the

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man said, woah, he said, this is the

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best democracy I have seen. People coming together

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and declaring that only God is great.

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Only God is great.

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What about the rest of us? We are

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all equal.

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You know, this idea of being a master

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or thinking that you are somehow chosen by

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God for whatever reason, man, all this rubbish,

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man, we don't that is not for us.

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So when Hajj comes, you know, we are

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reminded of this. You know that the term

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the very last

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word in the Quran is enas,

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people.

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The term enas, people, is mentioned in the

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Quran in about 400 and 29 different places.

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What we taught?

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Allah is

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We are reminded as you are concluding your

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recitation of the Quran that Allah

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is the lord of all people.

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He is the king over all people. He

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is the only deity worthy of worship by

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all the people.

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And then you appreciate

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what the Quran is naturally

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teaching us.

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And we grow up, we are aware of

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our differences

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but our differences in the community are only

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used

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descriptive.

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We are color aware

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but we're not color based.

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So what the Quran does, the Quran teaches

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a Muslim that this idea of this person

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may not be of my own faith

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but this person is equal to me in

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humanity.

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One time, Sayid Nabritali

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was passing by and and he saw somebody

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abusing somebody else and he said, yeah.

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He said, brother, calm down.

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He said, brother, come down. Even though he

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may not be a believer,

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but he is your equal in humanity.

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And such the Quran teaches us and most

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important than the Quran said,

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do not fall into the traps of the

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pharaoh.

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See, when people unite, there is strength in

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their unity. So what does pharaoh do? He

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comes and he fragments

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people

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putting discord

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amongst

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the amongst the people. And the Quran said,

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do not fall into it. May Allah's hand

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Now the beauty of being in Hajj,

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Hajj is supposed to eliminate

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racism

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and sexism.

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Somebody was once asked, what is the most

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difficult part of Hajj?

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Said the most difficult part of Hajj is

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when you do the say, the go in

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between the two small mountains, hills of Safa

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and Merwa.

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And that is a commemoration of what a

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woman did.

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The most difficult part of Hajj is a

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commemoration

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of what a black woman

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did.

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So you leave

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racist,

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you leave sexist,

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you go there, and you come back. You

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say the most difficult part of of Hajua

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is going between Safa and Marwa, but you

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still come back and you're still racist. You

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come back and you're still sexist.

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That's what we call useless acts of rituals.

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You went there and you did that, but

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if you came back with the same attitude

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despite what you participated

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in,

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despite what you have seen, what you were

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a part of, and that was useless

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act of ritual.

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And that's why in our deen,

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the more we see of this,

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the closer it ought to bring us back

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to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. May Allah's hand

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to a increase us in understanding.

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May Allah increase us in pondering upon the

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Quran,

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in loving the Quran. May

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Allah bring peace to our brothers and sisters.

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Be they in Palestine, in Yemen, in Syria

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wherever there is oppression, may Allah get rid

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of the oppressors, You Rabbi Alameen.

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Still was.

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Allahu

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Akbar.

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Assalamu alaikum.

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Tomorrow is our Eid al Adha Festival.

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It's going to be happening from 5 PM

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to 9 PM here at the MIC campus.

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We have different activities, events. There's going to

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be food trucks, vendors, a bazaar.

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There's also a $7 ticket that will get

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you,

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the rock climbing wall, Ferris wheel, video game

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truck, bounce houses, and all those activities as

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well. So that's gonna be happening here tomorrow,

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from 5 PM to pretty much, inshallah.

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And you can also buy the tickets and

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get more details at edmemphis.eventbrite.com.

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So edmemphis.eventbrite.com.

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And 2nd, in July, Saturday, July 6th,

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we have a special program with,

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who are bringing,

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from

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column

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and then from.

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And they're gonna be holding a program called

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a tour of tales from prophecy to, from

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a palace to prophecy,

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the Journey of Musa.

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And you can register for that at mifdaaf.org/musa.

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And you can find flyers in both hallways.

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The poster is there as well.

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So is coming back to Memphis, inshallah, Saturday,

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July 6th.

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And that program is gonna start at 6

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PM. And then also that weekend, they will

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also announce their another program and the guest

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speaker coming,

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2 weeks after that on Friday, July 19th.

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Inshallah.

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