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spent over 100 hours salat wa salam ala Rasulillah Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We welcome you all to this week's podcast by Al Hussein foundation. Today we'll be furthering our discussion with regards to the continuous crisis continues to unfold in Gaza. Al Hamdulillah. Joining me today, in studio and Hamdulillah, as opposed to overseas, is El de brother, Mohammed Salam aleykum. Samantha Baraka 200 Hamdulillah, it's good to have you back live in studio in sha Allah. Allah will be leaving sooner than when people on the left. That's good. Also joining me today from Texas in the United States is El de brother as well. Your brother Yoshi Evans, salaam alaikum.

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How are you welcome Samara Hunter like to get your handler always handler Hello things insha. Allah? Do you? Do you wake up to continuous bombardment of notifications in your phone? Have you know that what you're actually seeing through Gaza? Yeah, it's nonstop like you can't and none of that I don't think any of us any of us that have that are paying attention. This can open our social media, open our WhatsApp, open any type of communication system without seeing this stuff every single day?

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That's a double edged sword because we see it we're reminded of it, but I think also we can become very desensitized. Yeah, I think that's for everyone in the world, whether Muslim or non Muslim, everyone's facing this problem. Yeah, you're falling asleep watching the news. Waking up seeing the news? Yes, SubhanAllah. Come on, after a while like that's the thing about flooding, social media with the same thing all the time, is our brains are hardwired to eventually program something in that they cease all the time as a desensitizing factors like definitely, especially if it causes anxiety, anxiety or grief. Our brain has a mechanism which will desensitize us to it so that we

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don't suffer as much from seeing.

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You know, as of, as of today, there is over 15,000 deaths, over 3500 of them are women, over 6500 of them are children. That's only that's only deaths that have been accounted for SubhanAllah. There's over 32,000 injuries, over 55,000 homes have been destroyed, over 1.6 million people has been have been displaced. It's almost like there's no light at the end of the tunnel with regards to a ceasefire happening. It's just continuous. It's relentless. And I think what you were mentioning just a moment ago, brother your shirt with regards to this ongoing exposure that we have our brains, are these sensitizing it to us. Is this a concern? Like? Yeah, I mean, you know, I think we have to

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continue the momentum of pushing it, we can't let it be brushed under the rug like it's happened so many times. But we do have to strike a balance between what we push and also not becoming two things either numb to it to where it has no effect on us, because that becomes problematic as well, because it should have an effect on us. But we also don't want it to have an effect on us to where we either lose our own mental stability because of it. They'll have I had people reaching out to me in counseling sessions saying that, you know that this is like they're having nightmares about what's going on Gaza, they're losing hope they're losing trust. And we don't want it to have an effect on

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our Eman where we lose hope and faith and trust in Allah subhana, Allah to Anna. So we do need to find that balance. The Muslim life should always be in balance. Like we don't want to stop pushing everything forward. So we can try to keep this in the public eye because public sentiment is very important. You know, like sometimes, public sentiment, a lot of people get tired as well. Public sentiment takes time to change and things of that nature. So we should we should balance it and check them all the time. Just definitely. The thing is if we just sweep it under the rug, yeah, that's a problem. How many people have they killed? How many babies have they killed and children

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have they killed? You know what I mean? This is this is something serious. Even now. You know, I was watching I think last night the the French president who's known not really to like, slam on Muslims is saying that they need to ceasefire they need to stop. It's become too much because now they should hospital I think they put out some media of the babies from the ICU or just gathered up together. There's no oxygen, there's no electricity, there's no nothing. And people when they see this, there's something major happening. In the UK, we see videos and you know, clips of dogs been saved, a cat been saved, stuck in a drain or in a in a vertical in a tree or something. And people

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are going to rescue it and they say, Oh, well this person saved the cat. What about humans? Do you want to bet the humans that are seriously dying that have nothing to do with this wall that have nothing to do with either side? They're born and if they die Subhanallah these women they give birth? They're pregnant. They give birth to these babies. Okay? They're born and dead on the same day.

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For us as Muslims again

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his brother Michelle is mentioning okay, we understand we're believers in everything. And we know for a fact Jana is for them in Shaba. Yeah. So and I do agree with her brother use it in terms of eye fi, that many Muslims are going to become, you know, quit asking many questions, unfortunately about Allah, Samantha. But we're gonna see many non Muslims come to the faith because now they're saying, Why? Why is the world always picking on Muslims, they're going to open up the book, the Quran, they're going to look into further, they're going to start asking more questions. But we need the strength in the Muslims themselves, not the brick. Because when you say bombardment, and also

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social media, as it plays a huge role in a person's life, it will take you left, it will take you right, depending That's right. But I'm gonna say always education in their home at the moment, now, we need education, we need to educate every single time we've spoken about this subject, or keep coming back to education, we need to educate ourselves, we need to move forward in an educated way. We need to have that strength. There's something that Christian I used to hear as a Christian, right. And there's something that fits very well as a Muslim. These always say that God is not on your time, but he's always on time. You know, Allah is not on our times on our time, like you think

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you don't doesn't do things when we want them to be done. He does them exactly when they need to be done. And we have to understand and have trust in that, that sometimes things take time we look at the seed of the Prophet SAW Selim, how long did it take before they actually gain victory, it took a very long, it was many, many years. You know, if you look at in the in the hotter last night after Aisha, the story was about Emir Abdullah, other from Algeria, you know, if anybody knows the story, if not look it up. He didn't even see his political victory in his lifetime. It wasn't until in our generation that Algeria gained its independence from France. But what he started sparked the

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generation and then the next generation to you know, to continue to, to fight against oppression to continue a fight against tyranny. So sometimes we have to understand as Muslims, that Allah might put us through situations, seeing the future of what's going to happen and planting seeds. You know, I mean, we might not we might not see the seeds grow, it doesn't mean we don't plant them. It doesn't mean we don't put in the work. Muslims have to understand this. We live in a instant gratification society now where we want everything. Right now, if we post a video, we want likes, now, if we start a movement, we want success. Now, if we want to start an organization, we expect it

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to be successful right now. That's just not how things work. That's not how things work. Subhan Allah, you both have pretty much hit the nail on the head. You know, and it's important for Muslims to understand, you know, as I say, if someone's going through something that was said, the first step in moving forward in things is acknowledging, you know, the issues that you might have, or whatever it is, regardless of what what that issue is, how do we overcome that and actually instill this education in us, for me personally, everyone needs to start on their own, they have to look at themselves, they have to think about what they want to do, how are they going to move moving

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forward, and then you move on to your family? Again, let's just say okay, as organizations, we get together and we're going to say, Okay, we're going to do this, and no one shows up. The individuals need to take a step forward, Muslims, non Muslims at the moment now, with the social media hype, everyone's got a loud mouth. But when it comes to action, as you know, and as you said, knows himself, many people talk, but when it comes to action, or anything, they sit back and say, well, I'll leave it up to somebody else. But we're willing to blame the person or the groups or the organization straightaway. The finger pointing never stops. How about put your finger down? Do

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something, educate yourself? Do something look at your family? Are they educated themselves? Are they practicing? Are they believing correctly or not? These individually, we have to start moving forward. It's enough pointing a finger pointing at everyone. I'm going to be judgmental PMR on the Day of Judgment is I'm not going to say what law you would have made the noon No, I was gonna ask me about me.

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Not about this person, that person, educate yourself and move forward individually so that we can become a collective evening we can move forward collectively. Yeah, and I remember it reminds me of the story. I can't remember the Companions name off top my head, one of the most oppressed companions at the time of Mecca. He was so beaten by the Quraysh that once he took off his his cloak and saw all the lashes on his back.

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Who was it? You know? It's been a lot of yeah, there it is kebab was so tortured, that Omar cried when he saw how much he had been tortured and he went to the Prophet sallallahu he was sending them in Mecca. And he asked him Oh messenger of Allah. When will the help of Allah come? Can you ask Allah to give us some help and the prophets of salaam got angry and he gotta eat. He did not get angry ever for himself. He was always for the sake of Allah, he get angry. And he said that there were people who came before you. There were people who came before you who wouldn't be brought forward and had they would have a salt placed on their head and told that if they were not to

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renounce Islam, they would be sawed in half and they would not renounce Islam and they would be cut in half alive for the sake of the academy. leyline Allah, he said, but the problem is you

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too impatient, we are too impatient but then he gave a prophecy. He said, Well Allah, He will lie, he will lie he, this ummah will be victorious, this OMA will be victorious. So we have to understand that, as I was saying before, things are not on our timescale, we cannot decide when ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala does what he does. But if we understand that this Anwar will be victorious, our job what is our job? In the meantime, our job in the meantime, is to have trust in Allah subhanho wa taala, to put our trust in Him, whatever he puts us through, then we take that on the chin Inshallah, because it's from Allah. So we have, that's the, that's another problem that I bought, is not only that

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we're not educated, but we're impatient, we're impatient, we do not have the fortitude to put trust in Allah Subhana Allah, especially in times of difficulty, I also remember a story with regards to Mount

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Sinai, the Battle of hotel should say, sorry, and when the Muslims lift, mount or hurt at the time when the process and M said don't leave the mountain, and they did, and that went against the process and commands at the time, and the Muslims lost. Yeah. And the moral of the Muslims at that time, you know, was was dropped at the time, or even more than that, if you're specific about the idea that Allah reveals about this verse. It wasn't just their disobedience. And this is a lesson for us to take as well. The Allah subhanho wa Taala says that when you disagreed with one another, when you disagree, Allah talks about what happened leading up to that that loss. And he said that

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the reason for your loss was that you disagreed amongst one of the starting to fight amongst one another, because we know that the archers actually fought against one another. Some of them said, No, we stay still. And the Prophet told us to stay here. And the other one said, No, we're gonna go after this. And Allah says, When your hearts divided, when your hearts divided, this is when you are lost. So we see that right now, especially, especially now, we should learn a huge lesson from this, that our unity is more important than anything else. So this is one in Gaza is the one issue, Palestine, Palestine is uniquely The one issue that brings every single Muslim on one page, and I'm

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talking about Muslims who never we're talking about Shias and Sunnis coming on the same page. And that is super, super hard to do. Our unity is what is feared more than anything. So when Allah is showing us lessons in this, that we can try to have some unity and forget about this division, and sectarianism and all of this nonsense, and focus on what Allah subhanho data wants.

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Yeah, that's actually very, very important point, that that unity has actually brought us together to, to an extent. And the reason why I say that is because we're not holding hands together in terms of making our voices loud enough to be heard. For this. For this ceasefire to take place and other things as well. We have to wait and that takes Unity, we have to be united. And again, in looking at the life of we were going through the life of me rob the other, what happened to him in France, when he was arrested in Algeria, and they took them to France, the French king Napoleon, the third ended up having to free him. Why, because of public pressure by the non Muslims. The non Muslims actually

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loved him so much, that they persuaded Napoleon the Third to not only release him, but give him a huge fortune every single year. The only requests he said just don't go back to Algeria. But he was actually the non Muslims. The Ottoman the Ottomans didn't help him, nobody helped him Morocco actually tried to send an assassin to kill him, you know, so it was the fact that non Muslims actually aided him and supported him in freeing him from from the French prisons, but we have to keep pushing we have to, because there are people out there with humanity, there are people out there with humanity. We see this in the, in the story of the the the boycott, at the time of the

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Prophet sallallahu wasallam, who ended the boycott at the time of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. It was non Muslims from from from the Quraysh, who came together it was for, I think, three or four non Muslims who came together one was a relative of the Prophet Salah Salem. One was another from Benny Maha zoom. He was very well respected, but it was non Muslims because they said this is too much. And we're starting to see that now. We're starting to see people who don't have any faith. People who are Jews, people are Christians, people who don't have any faith at all are starting to say wait a minute, this is too much. This is why we cannot let up this is what happens what as soon

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as we get a little bit of headway in issues like this, Muslims will just go on and start doing something else. No, no, we have to push and make sure this never happens again. Yeah, no unfortunate thinking, was watching an interview of one of the ladies of the UN and she was going off at the the news reporter but he kept going back and just being arrogant in terms now know what they did, but she's saying what about the babies? What about the innocent What about the Nanana? But they did this? He they they're just trying to flip things around. In terms of brainwashing the masses. No, no, they're in the wrong okay. They did something stick with that problem. Don't just punish a whole

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people. Again, going back to the babies, what have the babies got to do with it?

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Well, that's that's where we need to also expose these things and expose that people have conscious in the media, people of conscience who are not Muslims in the media need to understand and expose the hypocrisy of the UN. Because one of the UN's rules of war, according to the Geneva Convention, signed by all of these countries is that collective punishment is forbidden. You cannot collectively punish a society for a group of individuals or even then even the government itself, because of the acts of government, you cannot collectively punish civilians because of it. So these are things where we need to reach out to people with influence, whether they I don't care who they are Muslims,

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non Muslims, Jews, Christians, that at this point, it doesn't matter what their feeder or whatever it is, push them to say, look, this is something we need to call it out. We need to call that out. These bastions of morality in the West, have forgotten their barbaric history, forgotten and even here in America, America wants to pride itself in spreading democracy, well, then why don't go spread some democracy over there, you know, they pride themselves in morality, not not remembering that less than two centuries ago, they eradicated an entire indigenous population. The same with Australia, the same with France and their colonization, the same with Britain and their colonization

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of of Asia. Like, we need to continue to remind the masses of history because what we learn from history, of course, the cliche goes, if you don't learn from history, we failed to repeat it. So we see that happening again, and again and again. And one one thing you had mentioned earlier is in regards to the fate of a Muslim as well.

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And yourself, you might you might mention as well, with regards to Muslims moving away from Islam,

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but I'm going to flip it around here. And I'm going to say the thing as well. We are also this united in a way

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and we're not, we're not actually standing up for what's right because of, you know, as an ummah, the sins that we are doing, you know, in the on an individual scale and our collective scale, that we are overseeing this and that is also having an impact on us. 1,000% You know, the very reason why I say this is because in a time of Musa alayhis salam

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ala Santana told him that you have one person that continues to sin, to tell him to leave the ummah. So he went down, and he told that it's right at the time, you know, whoever is sitting, to please leave it on there. He looked, no one's actually leaving.

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He went back to Allah subhanaw taala. Fontana has given him why at the time, look sorry, Revelations at the time, and that was thorough. And he said, you know, you've actually given me this, but I thought you were withholding that because of the sins that this person is doing. He said that this person has repented. And this is a reason why, you know, I'm giving this to you. And he said, Who is this person so I can, you know, so I know who it is. He said, This person has now come is his most beloved to me. And as a result of that, you know, I'm not going to, you know, expose this person for the sins that he made. What I'm trying to get to is the, you know, the sins that we are making as an

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ummah, you know, we are in a way affecting, you know, the Muslims that are, you know, getting affected in Palestine as well and a lot of people don't actually realize this as well.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whatever good comes to you is from Allah, whatever harm comes to you, it's from your own hands. We do understand that but we also have to understand that sometimes that our our faith can be greater than our sins that's that's what we have to try to understand is that we all send khulumani identical to be sent of Adam sins, but Allah says that the Prophet SAW sent him said hello, Catarina Tabone The Best of those who sent out the repentant but we have to understand that we

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are going through what Allah subhanho wa Taala has a will. That's one thing that the Muslim that's why it's a part of our pillars of iman is to understand that whatever Allah has will either Allah pada that whatever Allah has willed is, is is unavoidable. Like you cannot change it, you cannot manipulate it. And sometimes Allah has wisdom in every time Allah does something he's Allah Hakeem, he has wisdom and what it is, the question we need to start asking ourselves is What is the lesson that we should learn from this? This is the problem is that we only we become tunnel vision, hyper focused, hyper fixated on the problem, without trying to see the wisdom of what it is that Allah is

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trying to show us. Because it doesn't always need to be the most righteous, the most pious, the most upright person to be the reason of law gives people victory. If we look at the story of Salahaddin up you look at Salah Medina up Sarah, who Deena up was not known as being assaulted. He was not known as someone who was brightly pious. He wasn't known as someone you know, with his theta was so pure that nobody could ever question it. But out of all the people of the OMA at the time

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Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him. Allah chose him for reasons that are aware only to him, Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him and he was able to fulfill it, you know, we have to have, understanding that there are people in this ummah, who can make a difference. I remember seeing there was a placard that a woman was holding at a protest, where it basically said, you can kill all the children, but one Moses will survive. You can kill all the children, but one, Moses will survive the point for us, let's just say one of those children were Moses, do we have the patience to wait for that child to grow up? You know, do we have the patience to hold on to the faith of ALLAH SubhanA wa

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to Anna, do what we can do, knowing that we might not even see it, it might be our children who see it, or it might be their children who see it, but we start the plan ahead of time and show them that even even if it was sinless, this is never gonna happen, right. And we're all religious and righteous and doing what we have to do. Others still gonna test us because if Allah loves the person he tested, remember Jana is not easy to get to the to enter heaven and to the different levels of heaven. It's not easy to get there, he's going to test you. And the ones that got tested the earth as per the hadith is the MBA will also know the prophets and messengers that will tested more than

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any of us. So that's another thing that we have to remember. Yes, we move away from sin, we try to cleanse ourselves from sins, repent, whenever we fall, all these sort of things. But even when you get to that stage, it's not going to be easy. The process almost kicked out. And Michael mentioned many times, he was kicked out of Mecca, that would have been the hardest thing from for him at the time, that will persecute it, no food, no water, everyone goes against them. People want to assassinate him or the sort of things. He said patient. And that's something again, this subject is so important. It brings us up, you know, basically tenderizes us here, our faith, you're going to

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have 100% But you have to keep going you have to keep moving and then eventually as brother you should have mentioned before, eventually you will see we don't see in this life we're gonna see in the hereafter. So it's a win win for us. People ask why, you know, why? Why do people of Gaza why they suffer so much? Because Allah loves those people. This is a blessed land to Allah, Allah loves him, Allah wants victory for them that we know that the lands of Palestine belong to the Ummah and we'll be back to the Ummah Sunday. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has his plan, he put it into motion, we have to also be grateful, because Allah knows, I know most of us know we would not be able to go

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to the thing that the people of Gaza are going through, we too soft, most of us are way too soft to handle this type of test. But if you look at the people of LAHSA going through this test, with firm faith and Allah losing sometimes their entire family members telling other people that you know, this is a joyous occasion, these are the these I now have family members who can intercede on my behalf on the eighth of June they, they see the things as they really are, we're stuck in this three dimensional world, most of us, most of us can't see past the three dimensions that are around us, we can't see past to the, to the next life to the ACA to the unseen world. And I think a lot of times

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Muslims have their doubts about this day and age, they have their doubts about the fact of the unseen world, the angels, the jinns, and all of these other things. So Allah has put the right people at the right place at the right time to the right test. If we don't acknowledge that if anybody has any doubt about that is a problem with their faith. It is a problem with your faith that Allah has chosen the right people at the right time at the right place to put through the right test. And we have to accept that we have to accept that and know that if Allah wanted to put us through something similar. He could, or most of us when Barry, understand. And there's an example of

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that statement you sent yesterday of the young boy, it was raining in, in Palestine. You see in many areas in the Arabian countries, it was raining and SubhanAllah. You see these people, especially the children, they got their buckets, they filling up the water, and they sign they cut off the water from us, but the Most Merciful who has Allah subhanaw taala who gives the Razak who gives what he gives everything, not only to the humans, but the animals. Remember, Allah will not oppress anyone or anything. But Allah subhanaw taala who gave the rain is feeding us now. And he said he see the smile on his face. He goes, this water is so sweet and so beautiful, and they drink enough

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hamdulillah In other words, his reliance went away back to Allah subhanaw taala instead of the individuals and the people. And this again is showing us and teaching us this is truth or hate this is true reliance on Allah subhanaw taala it's all about people and believing in people and trusting in people you have to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala from our little child, this little message and that's it and we remain We remain steadfast on what we do you know, this one thing I've been trying to tell a lot of brothers and sisters as well like we have to remain temperament you know, like we cannot change now become aggressive and, and violent and angry in response to this where it

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doesn't need to be so, you know, again, but going back to the famous line of Emile Abdu auditor when when he was actually when they were actually winning, and they were capturing French soldiers and the French soldiers when they would capture the Muslims they would just brutally just, you know, massacre them in the most horrible way. And there was some Muslims wanted to do the same thing and what have the ability to say and it's very famous lines they

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are not our teachers. They are not our teachers, our teachers, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. This is where we get our, our shadows from, from Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger not from how people treat us just because someone treats Muslims a certain way doesn't mean we we return in kind and show everybody anger and because when a Muslim gets like that they become very jaded, they become very harsh, and this was not the way of the Prophet solo send them no matter how he was treated, no matter how He was oppressed, no matter how many times he was backstab, they tried to assassinate him. When he had the opportunity. When he had the opportunity, he would show kindness,

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he would show leniency, he would show mercy and he would always be willing to accept people enter the deen of Allah subhanho wa taala. And I think that's something that we need to talk about, especially in Melbourne, in Australia. There's a lot of violence happening down there from both sides, you know, there's there's words, a lot of words, certain Muslim shops are getting bogged down by, you know, non Muslims and all this sort of stuff. And many words are being said, you know, and again, we tried to say to the people calm down, chin up. Any when we do call for people to come forward? tahajjud how many lines do we get the message for? You normally use your your this anger

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that you have inside to the one who can help? You know, okay, you want to go to the streets, make sure you're not doing any harm. It's sad to say that, you know, so many people are dressing up the selfies or these sort of things. It's more of an occasion, rather than trying to get something out of that occasion. You know what I mean? You know, you're trying to stand up and say, Look, this is oppression, we need the killing to stop, we need this to happen. But there's certain elements within that where the people don't understand. And we have to be careful there. So again, when we call out, okay, that's comfort hazard or let's go for fun generation, let's do certain things that is going to

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help the Muslims around the world not only in Gaza. Yeah, people look, again, it's more like it just I've got a mouse mouthpiece, I want to just talk, but not action. Again, there's something so crucial for us. Now we have to understand that victory. Nasir fut, comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, it does not matter how big and strong and broad that none of that matters. None of that matters. If Allah subhana wa Allah wills for you victory, you'll be victorious. If Allah wills for you defeat, you will be defeated. We know this, we look at this, the seed of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam in the Battle of bother. They weren't in the Battle of ahead. They lost in the

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Battle of what was it, I think was the Battle of her name. Where they lost again, their numbers were so big, and they said our numbers are so amazing. It is the heart and one of the TED to in asked, What are the companions did? How did you win your battles? Was it because you were better well numbered, or you had better strategy where they said no, Wallahi we were fewer number. We were less armored, we were weak, because most of us have the time we didn't eat very much. He said, But the difference between us and our enemies is our hearts. Our hearts never failed this, and their hearts would always fail them. So the Muslims have to understand that the victory will be from Allah

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subhanho wa taala. But why would Allah give us victory in disobedience to him? Why would he give us victory in disobedience to him because that would just further our disobedience, we have to get victory through with obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala that's the only way it happens.

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It's very, very insightful. I'll leave it if you can.

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Now with

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what I do, I have actually acknowledged a lot of the community has actually support

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LSM Foundation's initiatives with,

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you know, the whole emergency in Gaza repeal that we have and Hamdulillah. So 111 They're trying to do something to raise awareness of what's actually happening,

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you know, in Gaza, as well and also fundraise. So that way they can try to aid and assist hamdulillah same foundation has been able to provide, you know, in the north, in the south of Gaza, as well, as well as inshallah we're trying to,

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you know, assist, especially now, in the last five or six days, there has been an intensity of bombardment where they haven't been able to carry out any aid per se.

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So, you know, we're trying to resume that as soon as possible. But because of what is actually happening of the displacement and other things,

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they're just obviously re, and if you want to say, reorganizing or re collaborating, things such as bread, or food, prepared meals or water, they're the sort of things that

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is of importance at the moment.

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And that's what we're trying to help with. I know you're so far ahead, you just came from, obviously, that region, like in Lebanon itself. So you will obviously close up with that as well. I know that we also have things in the works with Egypt as well, I believe I understand on Shabbat, so we just organizing ourselves to make sure that we have a proper impact and also the thing with us, you know, we don't want to just throw out words saying we're doing and doing and we're not really doing we have to be careful of that. First and foremost, we're going to be questioned about last month and number two, the credibility amongst the people and also be governed by the governments

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that we're living in at the moment now. So we have to prove everything that we're doing. So we have to you know,

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Just make sure that we're doing the right thing.

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Where do you start? Where do you stop with this type of aid, you know, the immediate aid of feeding people, you know, the the medicals, and other things, and how we're going to actually rebuild, depending on the outcome of the whole situation. There's so much to think about, it's not like a one year plan, it's not a 10 year plan a lower limb hella how long this is going to take to fix.

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There are questions that many of the community entered, and I think you're the best men to to answer that as well. Everyone keeps entering even though we've repeated but we do have to repeat ourselves in terms of how are we assisting internally in Gaza? I think many people are wondering that, how are funds going in and you know, how was our stock or how our items going through, if you want to enter that for them? Sure. So with with our partners that we have, we have multiple partners that we work in, in Gaza itself.

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hamdulillah so and with the with the wholesalers that we're dealing with, that do have accounts outside of Gaza, we were able to provide them with, and then our partners would go ahead to these wholesalers actually pick up the stock. That's why I was saying with the type of aid that we we are providing at the moment, things as little as water, bread and food

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for a few different reasons. The first reason and the main reason is obviously, because of the urgent need of, you know, food and nourishment for for the people, for the children, for women and etc. The other thing as well is the existing stock that's in Gaza, is depleting and depleting quite rapidly, whether it's been consumed, or whether it's been, you know, heat or damaged or whatever it is. And it's inedible, as I say.

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So that's where Obviously we're very limited in what we can give at this point of time. There is a going in from from alpha alpha into Gaza, but limited, that's another reason

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people think the gates have just opened, you can go in and out whenever you feel like it's limited trucks going in. And it's also only certain people are able to enter or certain organizations allowed to put their trucks through, anyone can just drive in and drive out. Correct. That's right. So that's where we're, we're very limited in type of aid that we can give at this point in time. Initially, we were more confident in the sort of aid but obviously that was, you know, wherever a month in we're 40 days in and there's you know, if there's a siege on an area, there's only so much things that you can do with the remaining stuff that's there. And with the you know,

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insufficient stuff that's coming in from from another point as well. So that's what that's what we're working with at the moment inshallah and insha Allah in very similar we're able to maximize it more depending on what what is available in Sharla. To, to to the area and Charlotte handler, I believe as well. LSA foundation in USA is is also collecting funds to to assist there is that correct? Brother You show Yes. Yes, we are also collecting the all of the links are on on on all of my socials on my YouTube channel and everything like that. So when we're doing things exactly the same way you guys are doing them in partnership and Shama.

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Winter's coming very soon, I did mention the boy talking about the rain with rain means what everyone's gonna get cold, they're gonna need shelter, they're gonna need clothing, they need so many different things. And that's something that's coming up rapidly, in terms of we have to start an appeal for winter. For these regions. You know, don't forget, you know, we we still came out of an earthquake in Morocco, I will say, You got so many different countries that are going to be suffering as well. And the unfortunate thing and this is something most charities think about as well is that we have to help Gaza with 1,000%. But you got the other poor countries as well that

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have suffered in the past, they're going to suffer even more now because people are just looking at one country. So through relax and foundation, we are going to continue to aid through the other countries that we've been helping Morocco, Lebanon, in other countries, Turkey, the you still have all the refugees that live in certain areas that are doing a tough as well. So we have to look at the full scope of how we continue to help.

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So I think that we need to start with that sooner than later. Yeah, insha Allah, I think that's an appeal that we're pretty much starting very soon.

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And, as you mentioned, obviously, the rain is still here, even though in last few years, we've had late winters in that area or the whole region.

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But you know, you mentioned that it's raining. So just because they don't have the full impact of winter, until, you know, you know, in a few weeks time doesn't mean that winter hasn't started for them as well. And then forget winter goes on for normally three months. I think also we're going to Pakistan, as we mentioned before the Afghani refugees came out I think a million was Russia, that

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you're talking about millions and millions and millions of people that need help. You know what I mean? Again, and this is something that the charity organizations and I said this clearly

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hope, I hope one day that they all work together because it's, you know, your charity is not going to solve the poverty, you know what I mean? So there needs to be a bit more collaboration amongst them more understanding amongst them had the phase one is one in the algo is One Who cares where the money comes through, whether it's through loss and foundation or a different organization, as long as they trustworthy in the money's going to the poor and needy, we say to him that he led this is our job. We're trying to assist him, regardless of growth, and all this sort of stuff. And this is again, going back to our kid and understanding, we're fighting amongst each other for something so

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basic, in terms of we're trying to do something for Allah sake to assist.

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That just blows my mind why, while we're going into this, I think what probably you should have made mention of this, the tunnel vision and other things as well. We were so fixated on the smaller things that we're not looking at the bigger picture on the wall.

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You Yes.

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I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your time.

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I know where we're going a little over time and shuttler Is there any last things that you would like to make mention of brother you sharp before we we leave you to it Inshallah, one thing we have to remember is we have to keep the faith and keep going. That's it, you know, we cannot become despondent, we cannot, we cannot fall into despair. You know, this is not the attitude of the believer to fall into despair of Allah subhanho wa Taala to fall despondent. It doesn't matter if Allah subhanho wa Taala wills that 90% of this ummah be decimated in order for the last 10% to achieve victory, if that is His will, that is his will we submit to that we submit to whatever the

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will of Allah subhanho wa Taala is in hardship. Hardship is always a good thing for the believer. It's always good for the believer, it either purifies you of your sins or it raises your rank in the era and both of us all of us can admit that we need both of those we will take both of those. So we do not give up inshallah.

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Inshallah, Allah subhanaw taala. Would you

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recommend any any last comments that you'd like to make? Work work with us works, brothers and sisters, you need to work on the hate network. That's our main thing. Again, I keep saying it and you don't see it. Every time you sit and talk to someone one on one. They agree with you, but you don't see a change. Yeah. And some sort of Alliance outcome. If you give victory to Allah He work towards that way I was gonna give you victory. Yeah. And again, many people might misunderstand that, again, it's not with violence. It's not with all these sorts of things. When people misunderstand these words, here, and I keep going back education is so important education, Allah,

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that's going to fix us whether it's in Islamic education or outside in the, you know, just with the worldly things that we need to learn. Yeah, we have to start sitting down and thinking, Okay, we're seven, how many billion are we in the world, the any one of you nearly 2 billion, which is a quarter of the world, a quarter of the world at the moment. Now, you know what I mean, and we can't get ourselves together. It doesn't make sense to me. You have to work hard with any business that you start, you're going to start, you're going to struggle, you're going to stress you got your sleepless nights, all these sort of things that almost at that point where we have to get up and

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stretch the process. I mean, many battles that he was fighting through, that got a competitive say he'd be standing in prayer, he would have fought the whole day, he wouldn't have eaten any standing up in prayer to Allah subhanaw taala to give him victory, okay, whether Allah was going to enter him at that point of time, whether there was a victory or not, he still stood there. And he kept firm as brother U shaped was mentioning before we have to stay firm in our faith, to move forward. But of course, with any act of worship is what you have to be sincere with your actions. And also you have to go with what with the knowledge that you get from the prophesy that really something we can't

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just invent things and do things or this is the way that victory is going to come to us now you go back to the middle of the process of worrisome.

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I'd like to take this time at this opportunity. Thank you for tuning in. For anyone who wishes to assist in you know, do whatever they can a lesson Foundation has crowdfunding fundraisers for our emergency appeal and other appeals as well. So if you would like to do something between yourself and your family and friends, or relatives as well, or or anything like that a lesson Foundation has these opportunities for that as well. Inshallah, we are getting a lot of businesses that are putting the handout to assist where they can and malice Rantala reward them for that. If you'd like to also participate in that please contact the lesson foundation with the available options. Inshallah, if

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you would like to make a donation to a lesson foundations emergency appeal, we have that on our website, via atlassian.org.au and atlassian.us. For l. United States audiences all inshallah Tada. I'd like to thank you all once again, just like McAfee for your time. Sam Alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato