Jesus In Islam

Yusha Evans

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, we have to apologize.

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We're running out of time to get started, obviously,

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we're running out of food. And that's exactly how we want to thank you.

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Successful start.

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Thank you all for coming,

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please. My name is Adria, the president of the sandy shore Council of Bakersfield.

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And we're just very honored and humbled to be here today at our sixth annual Bakersfield Sonic conference,

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very least excited and proud to be putting on the sixth events and the second event that we're doing here at the Big Show Marriott. And we're really happy that we're able to do that. Thanks for thanks to Rick Ross and Macquarie manager, we work out a nice arrangement. When you are excited that we're having an event here again this year. We're also excited about our keynote speaker, we're really happy. And we have Joshua Evans. We're also excited about the fact that this presentation, his entire conference is going to go out. And it's going to stream on the frontlines of the World Wide Web and one of my TV. So hopefully a lot of other people are gonna be watching the presentation

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today, the speakers remember some good speakers for you. There's some other ones, I think we're running out of food, we're gonna try to do it as best as we can. So bear with us, I'll tell me so much available. And this works of sweets, I think the hot coffee, not tea quality, and all that will be available for other events. So we're going to make sure that that's available to we'll be breaking once Joshua Evans finishes his

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q&a is around four o'clock and be able to get out and stretch up and stretch out and use the restrooms. But anyone does want to get up and leave, can leave in anything you want to go out for a restroom break or some beverages reserved or whatever, fishing back doors, or watch the front door. So again, I'm really excited to have you. And this is our senior signature event bar communities a way for us to call people coming in here the Word of God. And here what we've learned something about us

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is this is the chance for the greater community to make sure the community to come in and know what your neighbors are not Muslim neighbors are getting it right from the source apart.

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And of course, the suicide of the centers Is this your council, this is really enjoyable.

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So thanks again for for being here. Thanks again for coming. It is our honor. You see you accept our invitation. It's one of the most pleasing things to Muslims we can we can be hospitable to you. And we can all share with you our faith to share with you what we believe. And also hope hope is not going to remove any of the misunderstanding that you might have about us and the many things that you hear about it that are negative.

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You probably have heard those things and we're here to dispel those things for you. So thank you very much right out of our house

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are my brothers and he's going to go ahead and take over our races. So come on over there. And we'll start our event. Thank you.

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My name is Aisha, currently a student at Cal State University, studying biology. And we're gonna go through the event and we will begin by citation by our Brother Jerry

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It

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was

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my dad

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estimating

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the,

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in the book that tells the story of Mary, when she went away from her prayer to a place in the east, she plays a screen to hide herself. And then we said to her, our Angel, and he appeared for her in the form of a man of respect in every way. She said,

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I asked for shelter from you with a lot, Most Gracious, Do not come near me if you drive yourself against evil. He said, I'm a messenger from your Lord, only to announce to you the gift of a righteous son. She said, I have a son, when no man has touched me, and I am not a modest, torian decent.

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He said, it will still be so your Lord says, that is easy for me. And we wish to appoint as assigned to men, and a mercy from Us. It is a matter of already ordered,

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decided to carry the baby Jesus in Britain. And she went to rest with him to a fireplace, and the pains of childhood took her to the trouble. She cried and her pain, oh by that died before this. Fire was a thing for God and not even see. Then it was brought to bear from under the tree.

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Because your Lord has made for you to stream underneath and shade towards yourself the trunk of the palm tree, it will drop fresh dates upon you

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eat and drink.

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And if you see any men who say I have a problem, this is

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the most gracious. And this day I would love to talk with a human being.

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At the end she about the babies for people.

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He said, American truly amazing thing can be brought processor if

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your father was not an evil man, and your mother was not any more than a woman. Then she pointed to the baby Jesus. They said, How can we talk to the one who is only a child?

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The baby. Jesus said, Indeed, I am a servant of a lot. He has given me the scripture in G gospel and made me a prophet. And he A lot has made me bless wherever I be. And he has commanded for me prayer and charity as long as

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he otherwise made me come to my mother, and not arrogant or miserable. And pieces on me the day I was born, the day I die. And the day I'll be raised again to like he said Jesus, the son of Marian Mary was like this is a statement of truth about what they dispute without me use.

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It is not suited for online law, the ancient father a son, glory to demo world and he determines

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glory to Him when he determines anything. He only says to be and it is. He said Jesus said and surely applause my Lord and your Lord him alone. You therefore, him alone you therefore worship and serve this straight back then the group's different among themselves. So this is a warning to this believers because of the judgment on

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how plainly will they see and hear the day that they will appear before us but today to adjust our daily and air.

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I want to thank you for the beautiful introduction, brother for the beautiful re citation and brother should have for the translations.

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This program begins would rather make the interface you will give us a brief background about the Muslim community in Bexhill

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and then we will have a great podcast.

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introduce their give us some information about his conversion, and experience in Islam. Then we'll have a keynote rather Joshua, speak about Jesus and Islam. After Joshua, we will have a small break for refreshments outside. Hopefully they'll bring mark, then we'll return to a question and answers. Now we will begin without the brother making her face.

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Welcome friends, neighbors and guests to our annual conference every year for the past six years, we have held this event, inviting you our respected guests of the biggest community to join us to build dialogue, debate our differences, find our similarities, and establish friendships with one another. We as hosts have to make you as comfortable as possible. And as guests, we hope you would enjoy your time with us and learn more about our faith, our culture and our backgrounds. This event is not the highlight is not to highlight our differences. But this event is to show you we as Muslims are part of this community. And although our faith is different than maybe exotic or extreme to some, we are

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a part of this Big Chill community. And we as members of this community struggle like any other person to find a peace of mind or happiness, satisfaction through faith matters and friendships. We struggle to balance our daily lives with our spiritual life. And we hear what the way and we fear by the ways, let's be honest, like

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Muslims have been in bakersville. For over 40 years, early Muslims immigrated to this area and search for work in the farms. These first generation Muslims came from all over the Arabian Peninsula. And as the community grew, the amount of Muslims grew. These first generation Muslims came from as far east as India, Indonesia, and to Western Africa and everywhere in between.

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Another group of Muslims today are the second generation Muslims, these are the American born Muslims. These youth grew up here and they went through the public school system alumni of the various high schools here in Bakersfield, and a new group of Muslims. These are the converted Muslims who grew up in various faiths here in the United States, and have chosen to identify themselves as Muslim.

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Also, many Muslims here work in the community. Some of us some of them are doctors and dentists, engineers, business owners, they work in the food industry, insurance, real estate, and many, many of the young ones are students at

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Cal State. And their majors range from business and biology, engineering and political science. So basically, Muslims are everywhere in the community, and tell you the truth. We're pretty nice people and almost all of us are approachable. They all of us are approachable. And we like to have a nice conference of conversation about politics and sports and any other interests you may like. You may see us at work, you may see us in the park, you may see us in a parking lot or even library between bookshelves and you just see us start praying as

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we do that. We don't mind you and believe and but we also love hearing about you and we would enjoy invitations from your churches to speak or listen to a program. Or if you held a gathering like this one we would love to attend. As members of this community we consider you by our friends. We would love for any one of you to stop by any of our two massages to ask a question or watch us pray. The southern center of San Joaquin Valley is an avenue across from the fairgrounds that began as a little house in 1989.

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Since then, the community has grown and through generous donations. Our new building has been has been completed to include the prayer hall multipurpose room and classrooms.

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Center began as an old bank in Old Town

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after it's been purchased and used as I mentioned, the community saves money to remodel the building, bring it up to code and make it what it is today a spacious messenger accommodating many Muslims. The Islam Shura Council is the organization which unites these two massages. And the Muslim Muslim

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Shura Council this event responded and previous events and open houses the Shura Council

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community and this event was not only funded but was also funded by members of this community. And most importantly, we would like to thank our volunteers who helped make this event happen, and we hope you enjoy our program for you today. Thank you

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Mega bass nauseam about our brother Craig shared his experience with Islam. Brother. Greg is currently a deputy district attorney in Batesville. He was a Muslim, and a member of the Muslim community for many years. He was a previous ga president, and currently a board of trustee and a pharaoh Masjid. And now please welcome brother quit

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larimar in

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the name of God was gracious, most merciful.

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Baby prayers, please get on this final messenger.

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Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,

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as an American, who converted to Islam, a few minutes and share with you some of the observations that I've made over the past few years on the topic involving the barriers, the division between authentic, genuine Islamic doctrine is commonly perceived

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in the US, particularly,

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because any honest evaluation of that topic and show that there isn't

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a barrier.

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The first barrier

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I'd like to address is the concept that Islam is not relevant in the modern world.

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an archaic, outdated religion that stems from the Middle Ages.

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And sometimes, we as Americans hear this concept.

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And other times, it's much more solid.

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But my experience

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shared with you, it seems and I may be wrong on this. But it seems that this perception is late, with the idea that America is the current superpower in the world today, not the only superpower in the world. And due to the economic superiority, United States, military superiority, United States, the technological advances of the United States that can sometimes lead to a certain

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degree of promise, if you're not careful with it, you can transgress with

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pride and arrogance.

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Conversely, the reality is that a large portion of the Muslims live the world today live in

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a large portion of the population that come from developing countries. In the first place price a developing country that's really a euphemism for what determines third world countries, right. So America is a first world country. And a lot of the countries that are Muslims come from the west and be perceived as being Muslim countries, or third world countries.

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And as a result of that, you know, the logic sometimes you get into is if we are advanced in all these categories,

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and that society seems to be backwards, you know that suffering is going to be behind the times behind the dangers of technology. Therefore, if we are superior to them, these areas, economics, military, technology, was also being superior. In every other way.

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Their systems and their modes of operation, our nation technology, what else might be outdated, more?

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The logic goes, next step is everything about the society,

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including religion.

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I would respectfully submit that anybody who follows that logic is falling into a dangerous trap. Because it's simply not true. God knows things like technological advances military, and economic strength, and whomever God decides.

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They're not the sort of link between that in truth,

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I can share with you a

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deep

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constructed

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the world

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to follow the truth, even if it's presented to you, by poor sleep.

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Submit to the truth, even if it's presented to you by a form.

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And as a senior, some of you may know was a country at the time.

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That roughly occupies modern day Ethiopia. And at the time, the poor person a slave from Ethiopia.

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It was really a member of the lowest socio economic class. So we're gonna translate that and even bring it into modern times and messages.

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accept the truth and submit to the truth even is presented to you by a member of the lowest of the socio economic classes. I'm not gonna mention what, you know what society might be perceived as the lowest socio economic factors

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you can imagine, for that train of thought. And the reality is that the experiences bear that out historical record,

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not only from Islamic perspective, but also from a Jewish perspective or Christian perspective. For example, I'm referring to

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Moses,

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he was sent to the people of Egypt, and Pharaoh, at the time that most people didn't want to send it to the Egyptian pharaoh, who had an economic military might attempt to have the power. Pharaoh, the Egyptians, and who are the lowest people who are the boss.

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Of course, the children of Israel,

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Muslims of the day, if you will understand a little bit more about

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the Muslims of the day, are enslaved,

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enslaved in Egypt, so the children of Israel in the slave, they were the lowest, if you were to gauge who had the truth, and who is correct, based upon military minor economic superiority of technology, which Pharaoh of Egypt, and he did that

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wrong, because, of course,

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very similarly, Jesus PPP model was set at a time when the Roman Empire

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was nearest Zenith and strength. In the Roman Empire, of course, one of the greatest empires and

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as far as I know, incredible military, great technological advances, their ability to build water off all sorts of other structures.

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And they have the power they have the mind and the children of Israel. Okay, at that time, we're not self governing. They were living under the Roman Empire, they were associated to one degree or another.

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message to the children.

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Right, that's what happens. So in that scenario, you're gauging Where's where does the truth lie?

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Well, you're looking at an offer superiority technology

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might makes right.

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If that's your criteria, then who knows, right? The pagan Roman Empire. That's your choice.

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The truth with Jesus, as it's been of all

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time, so ladies and gentlemen, don't fall into that area to fall in that trap, I've seen it very shaped one way or another. Also, keep in mind that when it comes to being a superpower,

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just a couple of 100 years ago,

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with a superpower enough for a brief period of time, for a span of approximately 1000 years, Islamic, governorships were either one of the superpowers or the only superpowers and just

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a couple of years ago.

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But you look at the present date. Going back in time history, you'll see that pretty much as a matter of historical fact, that the power of God has given to various types of civilizations, and that includes the present time all the way back

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to Jewish

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civilization where the Christian civilization and the Muslim Hindu civilization it changes. So that is the fact that

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established criteria

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is not an objective criteria, which one should determine where the truth,

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the next barrier,

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I have come across my chances, as I would caution, folks to be aware of, is when you're learning about

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and you're evaluating Islam, just to first and foremost, make sure that the doctrines you're evaluating and judging, are truly Islamic doctrines, because many, many times people are judging Islam based upon laws, or perception that actually is not Islamic at all. The reality is, it is

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a thought process of an individual person, or the thought process.

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Or it reflects a political process in the minds of a particular political party, or the customs and practices a person's culture. You know that that's what you're seeing is Islam really is not Islam, there is not necessarily a link between Islamic doctrines and a lot of times when people Alright, so just be aware that they can effort. Strive for an effort to peel back the layers and find the truth.

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And if you do that, by the way, you might come across, probably will come across a few of us.

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principles of law that might seem a little strange, unorthodox approach to

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typical customs and practices in our American society.

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And it might seem to come across these ideas that it just doesn't fit your preconceived notions or ideas of what the true righteous religion should be has a characteristic that you don't identify. For example,

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Islamic law teaches that women and men should dress modestly, to preserve their dignity

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to preserve the next which is women. Have you seen any of the Muslim women wearing today? It also assumed that the men grow beards, and also includes in a band

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and also includes that for certain criminal conduct, some of the punishments might seem a bit harsh, or old fashioned.

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And another one might be that the Muslims are commanded to pray in a manner where they bow their heads all the way to an accurate, complete submission.

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All of these same as a few and on and on and on might seem a little strange. But Ladies and gentlemen, I submit to you that they are not unique.

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They're not

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all of these things I just mentioned a bunch more was not the first proper messenger to identify these laws as part of the religion. The fact is that all diagnosis, and much more are part of the universal religion that is recorded in the religious texts that existed for millennia.

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And all of those aspects of Assad I just mentioned are preserved.

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very similarly, if not exactly.

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The religious record going back in time. And many of those texts are present here today, and are available for scrutiny, textual.

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So the question then is if some of the traditional prophets know, Abraham, Moses, David Solomon,

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if they were to be present on earth here today,

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and they took a look at Islamic doctrine, someone's I just mentioned that others would they find it? Strange, different odd?

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Are they recognize those aspects of Islamic law and identify them as being very similar, if not identical, to the law that God revealed to them? Do they need to go back in time that they were

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speculating Jonathan, that's exactly what those traditional prompts Are we on earth here today to talk about, they would identify very closely okay with those Islamic documents.

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But those same problems and messengers might find something else strange and awkward and

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different lot of the societal customs and practices of Western societies today.

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So next time you are engaging in a research, learning about Islam, finding out something you find something that strikes you, it's not fitting your preconceived idea of what the true religion should be. Take a moment Take a deep breath and ask yourself, does that seem strange?

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Because I'm upon the right path. I'm on tour guide. I'm doing it right in the Kremlin straight in Islam has very strange so far, from what is appropriate conduct. And that seems odd and strange.

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Or is it because the Islamic teaching conductors are on the straight path they are true and authentic and confirmed the same religions ever before.

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But it is the society

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in many members of the society brought along with decided to carry on stream that have strayed and barrier and drifted from the true authentic religion and extreme and very drifted so far, to the point that when an authentic true religion was presented to them, and it has the classic telltale signs that universal religion in the present day is the beginning of time. They don't even recognize that not only do they not recognize as classic telltale signs, when they look at those telltale signs, they actually looked at their strange, different bizarre,

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like Joe Smith, you that's exactly the condition of the modern Western civilization, including the United States is water society is driven straight.

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Islam is the one that is consistent and coherent.

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Enjoy that concludes my remarks

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by presenting the benefits

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of all things and praise

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I

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started

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13 years later, it's still I still get emotional

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benefit to you folks. Please forgive me.

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Subsequent speaker

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does it well, Hi, Jim.

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Thank you, by the way. Now, we'll have our main speaker, Joshua events, and a little information about him. He was, he was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He was raised as a Christian and he was heavily involved in Christian activities. His interest was to become a missionary or a minister, or become a scholar. He was his interest was to become a Bible scholar or to learn how to read the Bible in Hebrew or in Greek. And we would like to thank Joshua events for being here today. Please, if you have any questions, we will have our brother Mickey, Lacey have the flashcards and pencils. If you have any questions, raise your hand, they will bring them to you. And

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the questions and answers will be after Joshua events lecture, we will have a short break. And then after the break, He will answer all your questions. Hopefully we'll get off soon.

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Now please welcome Joshua.

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Sorry, to my brothers and sisters and welcomes all of our guests. I begin by saying All praise belongs to the creator of all that exists, we praise him with the highest praise and all things to be honest with him.

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We ask for Peace and blessings to be upon all the promises and messages sent by the one true creator especial Peace and blessings upon his last messenger Muhammad and his family, his companions, I want to first let everyone know that today's presentation is simply going to be about the Islamic concept of Jesus. It's not going to be about all the areas where we may differ or he may come in and see if that is an area where I can show that okay, this is an area which that differs from from Christianity or differs from other major religions over the output that in for benefits sake, but the crux of the contents will be What does Islam have to say about Jesus? Because this is one of the

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misinformed areas of the Islamic religion is what does this mean about Jesus? Because I've been asked on so many occasions traveling and I've been traveling around the world for about the past five to six years full time. And I've been asked on so many occasions, you know, why don't we believe in Jesus? And I'm thinking, when did you get this information? Because it is a tenant of our beliefs, that if you do not believe in Jesus, you cannot be a Muslim. If you say I do not believe in Jesus, you are not a Muslim and Muslim has to believe in Jesus as part of the tenets of faith. So this presentation will be to solidify that fact and also give some details on what is it

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specifically that Muslims are required to believe about Jesus? And what is it that we hold in high esteem about Jesus? And what does the Koran say about Jesus? I can't go into the complete details too much, and what

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we want him to say about Jesus.

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Now when we refer to Jesus in Islam, most Muslims will refer to him with the name of Lisa. And Lisa is the Arabic version of Jesus of Jesus. And I don't know why when when they know Saxons thought about you know modern English, they turned a lot of wives and guttural letters into James. But even my original name, Joshua is usually unless you were reassured in its original form, he with the same name as Jesus, which was eventually transferred over to Jonathan. So Islam honors all the prophets who were sent to mankind. Muslims respect all prophets in general, but we do respect Jesus in particular, because we believe he is one of the five patriarchal prophets, meaning one of the five

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prophets that brought about newness in the way of life that God had for mankind. The newness of life like Moses is one of those patriarchal prophets. Jesus is one of those patriarchal prophets. Muhammad peace upon him is one of the patriarchal prophets. So we hold Jesus in a special high regard of esteem and Jesus mother marriage

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is actually held in the highest regard and esteem when it comes to women. We refer to Mary the mother of Jesus as the greatest one of the greatest women to ever walk the face of the earth. An entire chapter of the Koran is dedicated to her chapter 19 is called the chapter of marriage.

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We all Jesus in high regard particular because he was one of the prophets who were total covering the Mohammed, Muslims to await the second coming of Jesus, which is something that is not well known about the Islamic religions is that Muslims to await the second coming of Jesus, we believe that we'll be in a different capacity with different

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things happening upon his second arrival. But nevertheless, we do await the second coming of Jesus.

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We consider him to be one of the greatest of allowance and when we say alone, for a moment for a moment, because you'll hear them say a lot, a lot. And that word a lot gives some connotation to most people that were speaking of a different gun, but it's the Muslim God, the Word of Allah is only another big word. That means decom it means literally, the gun. When we say a law, we are referring to the one true Creator of the heavens and earth. Because there is a word for God inherited, there's a word for God. In it, that means anything that you worship, anything that is worshipped. And so we don't like to use the word God so much, because it has different connotations

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to different people. God can be many things to many people, because it's just something which you worship. But when we say, Oh, well, when we say the God, we're referring to the 123 of the heavens and the earth to whom we direct our worship. This is why we use the word Allah. So

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a Muslim does not refer to Jesus says simply Jesus. But we follow that up by saying, Jesus peace be upon. And this is the honor that Islam gives to Jesus and all prophets when we say Jesus or Easter

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or peace be upon him. And that is the honor that Islam is taught to give to all prophets.

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The position of Jesus in Islam is that no other religion in the world,

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no other religion in the world gives. And this again, the Muslim perspective is the no other religion in the world gives Jesus the respect and dignity as Islam does. The Quran confirms his virgin birth. This is without a doubt is not religion cannot doubt the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, because it is affirmed in our book. And Mary is considered to be one of the purest women in all of creation. The Quran describes Jesus's birth as follows. And I'm going to go through it kind of quickly, because you heard part of it in the beginning. But this is a different chapter, actually, the birth of Jesus is mentioned a number of times within the Quran. Behold, the angel said, God has

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chosen even this is Angel Gabriel, talking to Mary and this course that took place between Angel Gabriel, whom all of us refer to when we know Gabriel, and everybody's calling to reveal the ark Angel, or the angel that brings the messages to the messengers.

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He said, Behold, God has chosen you and purified you, and chosen you, above all the women of the nations are married, God gives you the good news of a word from him, whose name will be Messiah. And we do affirm Jesus as the Messiah, and must be the one who was anointed, or the appointed one.

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God gives you the news of a word from him whose names are the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary,

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honored in this world in the next world, and one of those who will be brought here to God, he shall speak to people from his grave, and in maturity, he should be at one of the righteous. She said, My Lord, how shall I have a son with knowing that has ever touched me? How can I have a son with no man has ever touched me?

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He said, Even so, God creates whatever he wills, He only needs to say B. And it is. So this is the story of the conversation that took place with Mary, that Angel Gabriel came in after the birth of a son, who would be the Messiah for his people. And she said, How can I have a son that no one has ever touched me. Gabriel told her, it is going to be that way. Because God reads whatever he wills, He only says me, and that creates things.

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We also believe that Jesus was going

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through the same power which both which had brought to life and Adam to being without a father or mother, we believe in the same power that God has agreed

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the forefather of humanity but no father, no other fashion with his two hands, breathe into them spirit, that same power, that God was capable to bring a human being into creation with no help whatsoever with no father, no mother, the same power to bring Jesus into light without a father.

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Truly, and this is in the Quran again in chapter three, truly the likeness of Jesus with God's like the likeness of God.

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He said to him, be, and he was the very simple teaching Islam is that Jesus in the eyes of God, and just like Adam, he created Adam and said to me, and he was, this is God's power creation in Islam, God's word

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creates things and things come in, to me, it is within his power, and it's very easy

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to create the heavens and the earth, and the universe, the great expanse and vastness of space was very easy to go. Therefore, that was easy for him. We believe that creating it was very easy in the great Jesus, Jesus much easier for God.

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Also, during this poverty, miracles, we affirm that Jesus performed miracles. We believe in the miracles of Jesus, we believe in such as in chapter three, I account for you the sign from your Lord, I made for you, I this is one miracle that was born in Iran, I made out of clay as it were the finger of a bird and breathe into it and it comes a bird by God's leave. And I yield the line delivers no reason to death by God's permission. So we believe that Jesus performed miracles, we believe one of the miracles was that he created a bird out of clay fashion that breathed into it and it became alive, not by any miraculous divinity of Jesus, but through God's permission, because it's

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God that gives life. Jesus we believe to the winds, God's permission to heal the sick, the members, you raise people from the dead, like God's permission. And all of that was easy for history.

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When it comes to the mission of Jesus, Islam is very specific on what was the mission of Jesus Christ when He came to this earth, when he lived amongst the children of Israel 2000 plus years ago,

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Muhammad and Jesus as well as all other prophets, or consent, are sent to confirm the belief in one true God.

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This is referred to in the Koran where Jesus reported to have said coming, I came to assess the law that was before me. So the Quran says that Jesus came and told these people, I have come to confirm that law which was before me, meaning the law of Moses,

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and to make lawful to you a part of what was forbidden to you,

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and come to you with a sign from your lower to fear God and obey me. We believe that Jesus was sent to the children of Israel at a time in a place when they need

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derivatives will have gone a long way away from God at that particular time. And Jesus came as their Messiah, the one they had waited on for a very long time. And he came to attend that which was before him, that he has not come to destroy the law, but he's come to fulfill it into affirming. And we do believe that Jesus came to rectify or ratify or modify things that were in the law, he came to make some things permissible, that were made forbidden before. And the reason they were made forbidden was because of the children of Israel's neglige. Just before God because of their disobedience, God had restricted things for them. Jesus came and said that even being things will be

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made easier for you. Modified, things will be brought in this way we believe Jesus to be one of the patriarch prophets. We also believe that Jesus came with a new legislation. We believe that Jesus came with a new book called The Gospel, we refer to it as the MG, which means the good news, the good news.

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And he also said, Ivan, send us a sign from your own Sophia about what

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we believe that every prophet of God was sent for one reason, one reason alone, and that was to make the creator known. And that was to make the creator known amongst mankind. And we believe every prophet and messenger called people to worship that one to be alone, with no harm. You're always with the Lord your God is one. You should love the Lord your God with all your, all your playing with all your strength, you should love your neighbor that you love yourself. We believe that every prophet and messenger had this simple message, worship God, OBEY Him, treat people as you would like to be treated, and you will have success in this life, and you will have success in your attitude.

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This is the humble message of the prophets. And it has not changed since it began. And we as Muslims still follow that same simple teaching, worship God acknowledge Him, obey God, treat people as you would like to be treated if you want to have success in this life and a very simple message. And we believe all the messengers carry this message. We believe the laws may have been a little bit different, because they have to be mankind was at a different place 6000 years ago than it was 2000 years ago. Mankind was in a different place 600 years ago than it was 2000 years ago. So things had to be modified. This is all part of logic is all part of reason is all part of justice.

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The crime

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Also affirms about Jesus, that he was righteous, we affirm the righteousness of Jesus. And one thing that will make as an apology.

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And I'm not an apologetic, I don't like to apologize for anything except for justice befits the apology

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as Muslims are taught not only to believe in messengers but to uphold their righteousness independent, to hold the righteous in defending.

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And unfortunately, the world is only really seen Muslims defending the character of the peace be upon him. And we do that out of pregnancy and love for him. But one thing I believe we have fallen short on, is defending the character of the other prophets and messengers as well. Because when someone insults Jesus, I take that as an offense. When I see a cartoon insulting Jesus, I'm offended, as I was so offended. And I feel that I wish I could do something to defend the character of Jesus, because we affirm his character, and we take offense to any

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any slightness of disparaging that character, when Moses is, is

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disparaged in such cartoons like Family Guy and American Dad, this guy, Seth MacFarlane, he likes to abuse and slandered prophets and messengers and found himself. We as listeners are supposed to take offense at that. And because we haven't been so forefront on the forefront of defending the character of Jesus, peace be upon him, I want to apologize, we'll try to do a little bit better, because we affirm the character of Jesus, and we avoid any, any symptoms against what

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the Quran says, Behold, the angel said,

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God gives you glad tidings of a word from him, his name will be Christ, the son of married, held in this honor, and this one, the rapper, and he will be in the companies that goes near to God, we should speak to people in childhood, and the maturity it should be in the company of righteousness, and God will teach him the book, the wisdom, the law, and the gospel. So we heard his righteousness, we affirm His righteousness in this life, and we affirm that he will be one of those amongst the righteous in the next life.

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Also, the Quran says about Jesus that he was a prophet and messenger, just like all the other prophets and messengers, we believe Jesus to be one of the greatest prophets and messengers, but that's where

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we believe his greatness about humanity was his connection with God and proper the Prophet and Messenger ship, but in no means any way of divinity. It's not across the line. We believe that divinity is for God alone. We believe that divinity is for God alone, he does not share that divinity with anyone. He does not share that divinity with anything. He alone holds that power of divine Jesus

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Christ, the son of Mary was no more than a messenger. And many messengers have passed away before him. His must be his mother was a moment of truth. They had both the either daily football and the reason why the Koran emphasizes the fact that they both had the food was to distinguish the divinity of God between the divinity of Jesus because someone who eats and drinks is in need, some leads and drinks are in need. And in Islam, we affirm that God is the one who does not have any God is the one that is free of need. Even God says he's the one that is free of need, but you are the one who is in need. And we know we as human beings, we live in a fragile existence. We live in a fragile

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existence, we're always hanging on the brink of death. We never know when it's going to catch us. So we're always in need of things were always upon that fragility. If we don't drink, we die, we don't need we die. If you don't breathe, we die. If our body functions begin to get out of war, we die if our heart stops, we die, our liver fails, we die. So many things can go wrong with this fragility of the human composition. That just shows that we're really truly in need. But God is the one who we affirm is does not have need. He doesn't need to eat, it doesn't need to drink, it doesn't need to sleep, he needs nothing. He himself is self existing. And he himself is self sufficient, free of all

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wheat.

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They have their daily food, see how God makes his science clear to them.

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yet see what they are deluded away from the truth. So this is an attempt for God to make clear to people that Jesus even though he's held in such high esteem in Islam, we draw the line of divinity, we draw the line of divinity.

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Also, the Quran says chapter Marian, he said, I am in need and this is the words of Jesus. I am indeed a servant of God has given me revelation and made me a prophet. He has made me blessed wherever I go. And he's enjoined on me prayer and share with you as long as I live, he has made my mother and not overbearing or miserable. So peace will be on me the day I was going pieces on me the day that I died, and pieces on me the day that I'll be sure raised again unto life, such as Jesus, the son of marriage.

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is a statement of truth of ours, they mainly dispute it is not befitting the majesty of God that he shouldn't have a son, glory be to him. When he determines a matter he only says begin it is, and this is something we have provided in religion, that it is God's offspring, because he himself as the one divine, he doesn't need to have anything else, offspring filled benefit God offspring needed from the one who is the creator of all that exists. And he shares that with no one.

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Also, we believe that he was a humble servant of God. And the god affirms that, and behold, God was saying on the Day of Judgment, Oh, Jesus,

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did you say unto me, worship me, and my bonus? Is God, decoration of God. Jesus will say Glory to you, how can I say that which I had no right to say? How can I speak of something which I had no right to say. And I said such a thing you would have indeed known. For you know what is in my heart, though I do not know what is in yours.

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For you know, full that which is never that I say unto them anything except what you commanded to me, which was worship God, I know that your Lord, worship God, I bought in your mower, and I was a witness over them while I lived amongst them. When you took me up, you were the watcher over them. And you are a witness over all things, a prelude to a conversation in the pond that will take place between Jesus and God, but they have judgments.

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Also, we believe that Jesus teachings were clear as well as the Grotto friends in chapter 43. When Jesus came with clear signs, he said, Now I'm coming to you with wisdom, in order to make clear to us some of the points on which you dispute therefore fear God and obey me, God, he is my god and your Lord, so worship Him. The Creator is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. This is the straight lady, but sex from amongst themselves, disagreement. So what went to the wrongdoers for the punishment and the penalty on a previous date. So basically, the

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message of Jesus was worship God, worship God, my Lord and your Lord, worship God, this was the patriarch message, message of all the prophets worship God, worship the one, because we believe

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that God created everything.

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without becoming, God created everything. Even the parts of creation that will never understand the rest of the universe will never comprehend. But we believe that God created it without me. And he created it for the sole purpose of his worship. We believe that he created everything that he created for the sole purpose of his worship alone. And we believe that everything,

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worships God.

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Everything worships God, except for those who refuse to do so. And the only thing that we believe God has given us that choice. And that opportunity to choose or refuse is this creation of humanity, and another creation of conflict. Today, we believe that the creation of humanity was the only thing given the right to choose to refuse. We believe that the sun was created to worship God it does so but fulfilling its role in purpose by giving light by giving more in worships God, and it fulfills God's purpose, and it does so without their religion. If the sun were to decide when they didn't want to take a day

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off today, that's it, we're done.

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We're all done. But the sun continues to fulfill its role in creations. Therefore, we believe that the sun is a Muslim, because the word Muslim means someone who submits someone who surrenders to the will of God. We believe everything that surrenders to the will of God does what God wants is a Muslim. Therefore, we believe the sun is a Muslim. We believe the boom going around the Earth, the moon decided to take a day off and I'm gonna go spin around Jupiter today. That's it Earth, life on Earth ceases to exist. So we believe the moon is a Muslim, submitting to the way God put it there and to do what it meant to do. We believe that the air is a Muslim, because the air is fulfilling a

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role there is fulfilling a purpose. It is part of God's creation, it does its job, the air decided to take five minutes off. That's it, we're all done for so we believe that there is a Muslim over the water as a Muslim, we believe the trees are Muslim, because they are submitting themselves and doing what God created them to do. Therefore, we believe that as a Muslim, one willingly chooses to do that submission and this was the message of all the prophets, obey God, worship God, submit and be Muslim, just like everything else is Muslim people.

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Also, the Quran mentions Jesus 25 times by name and 15 times that action

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25 times by name 15 times the attribute making 4040 total references to Jesus in the Koran. Now there aren't even that many references to Mohammed,

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not by name, badger to get over woman. But as far as name references Jesus has hired.

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God is considered to be the last and final revelation from God directly after the gospel of Jesus. We believe that directly out of the gospel of Jesus 600 years later, a little bit more 610 cetera, that God sent the Quran to mankind. And we do believe that the gospel was practice. As Muslim we believe the gospel was practice all the way up until the coming of Muhammad peace be upon him. We have some of the narrations from one of the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him. Some of them are policy is known as some in the Persian. Some of the Persian has a nice, beautiful story about how he was a Christian, worshiping God alone, following Jesus Christ, living with one person

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who would teach him the gospel, then that person would die and go to this person, that person died, he said, go to this person, the last person he was with, he asked, Where do I go next? The mentor, I don't think there's any more of us left. They really worship God the way we're supposed to worship God or call Jesus the way we were meant to be followed. He said, But go to this land. And this land is warming up in the Old Testament so much that I can't even get into it the lens upon which the sons of Canada would inhabit etc. so on and so forth. They go This land is the final property here. So somehow Carson City went there. And he was waiting on the next part of the economy went to

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Medina. He was waiting on the next prophet. He said one day he on the way here he got captured and then became a slave. For Do you became a slave of a Jewish man. And his job was to pick things. But his teacher, I told him what to look for. And this story is true. It's it's narrated in so many different ways they could not be experiences and make the story up. He said that he was told that the Prophet wouldn't accept charities, but he would take gifts. He wouldn't accept charity, but he would take gifts. And he would have a seal between these two shoulders.

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So one day,

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he said he was climbing the tree was picking things. And the Prophet had just made it immigration from Mecca to Medina. And sound came to him that there's a new prophet in Arabia, there's no prophet that it just comes to our city. And it's funny because as a matter of fact, he said, almost fell out of the tree. You almost put himself in a hospital, they went to a hospital, somebody almost put himself in some severe, severe circumstances that almost fell out of the tree, climbed out into the Prophet took something for him. And the father asked him is this charity? He said, Yes. So

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he came back later in the mornings, he said, Is this charities and there was a gift. So the Prophet ate from it. He said, I was walking around him trying to get that glimpse of between these two shoulders, and the properties department noticed what he was trying to look at. So he just lifted his gun back, and he said, This is what you're looking for, and immediately accepted Islam. And it became one of the most well known companions up into this day. So we know that the truth about God Jesus was out there, and it wasn't a practice. But it was fun to in between.

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The cron was sent to confirm in a test that which was sent before the cron did not come just to attest to the veracity of the gospel of Jesus. The Quran also came to attest to Torah of Moses, in the Quran, the attachment of the Torah of Moses, also the book that was similar to Abraham we attached to it, it's a number on the songs that we're using today that we attempt to them, they're in the we're on. So the god the Quran was sent to not only bring something new and bring something that would be

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unique, it would be something that would benefit mankind into the Day of Judgment. But it also came to confirm everything that came before.

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Also, what did Muhammad peace be upon him say about Jesus. The Prophet Muhammad emphasized the importance of Jesus by saying, this is an authentic statement. Whoever believes that there is no God alone, without a partner, that Mohammed is a messenger, that Jesus is the Servant and Messenger of God, that He has his word reason to marry and a spirit emanating from him, and that paradise and Hellfire are true shall be received by

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the beautiful message of Islam, that whoever believes in one God alone, they worship that God alone without a partner. They believe that it is indeed a messenger. They believe that Jesus was indeed a messenger sent by God, born into the Virgin Mary of spirit, breathe and emanated from God, and that Paradise is true. Heaven is true, Hell is true, they will be accepted by God.

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Now,

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I will say that

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there are differences

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between Islam and the other major world religion, Christianity that holds Jesus in such high esteem. But I want to also reiterate the fact that those differences are few. those differences are few. And after years and years of research, I've come to realize those differences are very few. But I will accept the fact that they will, even though they're few, they're great. Even though they're new, they're great. And they create a huge chasm between between us, they create a huge chasm between us. But at the same time, we have to realize that we are all living on this earth. And we all are going to be here for a very long time, our children, our children, our children's children, and so God

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wishes to do away with this whole creation will continue to live him. And God makes a very beautiful statement. In chapter three. It's kind of a call that he makes out to humanity, and especially, especially towards Christianity and Judaism. And the statement is, God says, say to them, and this is what I say to all of us, let us come to one word, let us come to one accordance that has come to an agreement, that we worship one God alone, then we worship one God alone, and we will not associate anything with that God, we worship one God alone, and we will not associate anything with that God because he's the one that is deserving of all worship, and praise. Those who do that will

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be up on the right path. And those who avoid that will be in plain error. Now,

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one thing that is highly misunderstood about Christianity and Islam is our concept of crucifixion. And I wanted to bring that up. And this was our last slide, because I made this PowerPoint presentation very short and concise for a purpose, to where there was room we can go into other subjects when it comes to the crucifixion. This is a one of those major chasm breaking points between Christianity and Islam.

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When it comes to crucifixion, this is what Islam holds as true.

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We always truth that Jesus Christ, please be upon him, was not crucified. We believe that the crucifixion took place, as the bronze. So the crucifixion took place. We believe that it was not Christ, who went on that promise. We believe that Christ was not the one that went on the cross. But God saved him from that, from that curse. And from that affliction from that miserable and horrible death, God saved his chosen Prophet and Messenger, not only to save him from that curse, and that humiliation, but because of the fact that Jesus's message, Jesus's mission was not only wasn't done yet, he has four things yet to do. And we believe when it comes back to fulfill those roles, which

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I'll discuss in a moment. We believe that crucifixion took place, but it was not Jesus and Jesus was raised up into evidence, we do not know. And this is something that I want to be clear about. We do not know who is the cross. We can't say that for sure. Because in Islam, we're only allowed to say that which was chewing gum. And it's not we're not allowed to tell a lie. And it's not we're not allowed to share information, which we're not sure. And that was one of the things that we're not sure. They are some allusions to what may have happened at the time of the crucifixion. But again, the theories and theories are not facts. These are not facts. So we don't relate the thesis we

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relate the facts, we relate the facts of the Quran says you did not kill Christ, the son of Mary, nor did you crucify him. But we raised them up at ourselves, and we made it seem to you that you crucified, we made it seem to you that you crucify him, and some will ask Okay, what if Jesus was raised in the head that provided God allow the crucifixion that they place? What benefit does that bring?

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We've saved that the scholars say that the reason it happened was that God wanted the children of Israel to go ahead with their plot. They had an evil intent and an evil plot, and God wanted them to go through with it, so that he could be justified when writing them off from his grace, he can be justified writing them off from his grace, because he stopped them because

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he

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was just scaring them, as they say, gave him gave them an upvote. themselves.

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We believe that Jesus will return

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and we believe that Jesus will return at the time of the Antichrist, which is another similarity between Christianity, we believe in the Antichrist. We believe in the one finger the one person we do believe is a person.

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The truth about that is that it will be an individual,

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an antichrist, which in Islam in Arabic is called the jab, the false Christ. He will come in

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He will create so much mischief and bloodshed on earth. And he will be pulling people over into his folks worship, we believe they are calling himself the nominee, which I'm not going to go to get the name of Jesus. And then he will say that he's got himself and he will be calling people to worship Him. And those who do so will be barred from any benefit of the next level, they will die as this believes. But we believe that there will be a war that will take place between the Antichrist and the true believers in God. We believe in Armageddon. We believe in Armageddon, we believe that will happen. We believe that the true believers in God and Antichrist and his followers, they will clash,

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they will clash. And that when the final battle has to take place, we believe that the Muslims will be marching Muslim submitting to the will of God worshiping God alone, that they will be marching towards one of the Antichrist is which he will be in Israel at this time. And I'm telling you this one with different references in Islam, that that likewise will be in Israel at the time, and a place that will do which were Tel Aviv airport is right now. And on the way there there will be passing through the Arabian Peninsula going through Syria. And in Damascus, the Jesus son of Mary will descendant, that when they reach the massacres at the time of the I think the morning prayers,

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Jesus will descend, and Damascus, and the leader of the Muslim army will step back and say, Look, you are our leader, step forward, and leaders. And we believe that Jesus will say, No, you are the leader, you will lead, and he will show his suburbia as to the one true religion of God, just like it's always been, and that we believe Jesus Himself will go forward. And we'll kill that decorates, not physically, we believe that just when the Antichrist witnesses Jesus, that's it, it melts just like salt. And we believe that Jesus will go on to live and fulfill the rest of his life, he will get married and have children etc, we believe that he will die. And we even believe where you will

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be buried. There is there's a spot ready for him right now, in Medina, right next to where the puck is buried, there's an empty space in the bottom, so leave that there, because he's the son of variable get very heated. So this is what we believe, as Muslims about the crucifixion, we believe that

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Jesus will come and fulfill that task, but that will be at the very, very end of things that will be at the very end of the time. And that is one of the major differences when it comes to the crucifixion. Because as I know, the crucifixion when it comes to our fellow Christian counterparts, the crucifixion is everything. Everything is revolving around

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them, everything revolves around the worship of one God. And anything that deters you from that message is not part of the message. And I want to finally say something else as a side note, and we will get to the break and take some q&a.

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Because this is something that is very misunderstood. And it's also about Jesus to finish lens because you have to understand, we talked about Jesus.

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But we did not really talk about Islam. I didn't really discuss Islam very much because Jesus already above him in Islam. So I'm going to take the last five minutes to tell you what Islam is because unfortunately, the religion of Islam is so misunderstood in its simplicity. It's over complicated. It's more, it's misrepresenting. Islam is a word. It is a word in the Arabic language and it's a noun.

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But the word is man made what can you tell me?

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What is not a

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piece of

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submission? submission?

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Winning submission, obedience.

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In a lot of words, if you will try to hear the most reference thing you will hear from Muslims and Islam is peace. And that's not 100% correct. Because peace is an end result of something.

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peace and security because it is not an end result of something pieces and a result peace is not a a notion that just comes about it is the end result of something Islam also coming from the root word. What does it come with word three letters. S L M. Satellite Map, said that map means peace. Salah math means remission. Salah, not mean surrendering, Salah means obedience. All of these things are coded in the word map. What Islam means simply, and it doesn't mean anything other than this is Latin means submission to the will of God with sincerity, in obedience to Him, so that I can have peace in this life. And the next time that Islam is land is to submit myself, surrender myself to

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the will of God, in obedience to Him sincerely, so that I can attain peace in this life. And in the next one. Peace is the end result of that submission. This this man

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Anyone who tells you anything other than this is not as bad. Because it doesn't fit to the definition. So when you hear words like Islamic extremism, this is an oxymoron. This is like water water, because it doesn't fit that definition. How can you extremely submit the little dog into fear the obedience obtain peace, there's no extreme form of that. That's outside of the definition of Islam. So it is not Islamic extremism, extremism, let's call it what it is. Islamic fanaticism. Again, it's never easy to come off, because it doesn't fit the definition. It's fanaticism, plain and simple. Islamic terrorists. These two things are more like more than one, they don't fit. They

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don't fit into the definition. So we need to represent this truly, what does that mean? So that when you look at Fox News, or CNN or BBC or or Time magazine of Wall Street Journal, and you see this lab mixed with something else, you need to ask yourself to lose these two things fit in the same definition, because then they don't want to go, one of them has to go and in most cases is the word that needs to go. Not the other words, if the word Islam that needs to be removed from the scenario, because it's not a slam, okay, Muslim was a Muslim, these are a couple things. What does Muslim mean?

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submits

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surrenders was peaceful. There we go again. Okay. The word Muslim is also a word. And it is a noun, but it has a bigger room.

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Okay. It also has somewhat of a unique ruling grammatical state that we're going to talk about so that you can understand what a Muslim means. Because when people say that Muslims did this Muslims did that we need to see does this fit? I need to do justice.

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I'm better with the grammar, the language English grammar, so

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we don't

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know much.

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Together, all right. And in, in English, if you have a verb like talk, and I want to connote Do we have action, like I'm the one doing the action of

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I will become the one.

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And I would add the heat on the incorrect er, on the end with a note of the doer of action, like walk, the walk around to know that I'm the one doing the walking, etc, everybody got that? Good. has a similar rule, very simple rule for the knowing action. But it comes at the beginning of the work, it's actually a prefix if it comes to the beginning of the word, it's only one letter.

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That letter is

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the letter M. M at the beginning, and it denotes it knows the name of the action, for instance, that call to prayer that all of you have probably heard of TV at some point, that they call it what the event is called the call to prayer. The one who does that call to prayer is called the one.

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And then the one who calls the call to prayer, you just put the meme in the beginning. And he becomes the one who calls that prayer. And then the one. Now let's take this word Islam, which means to submit, to surrender to the will of God sincerely to take peace of his life in the next. If I wanted to note that I'm the one who's doing this. I follow the same rule. I put it in the beginning of the word Islam, connect the two together and it becomes Islam or Muslim. Muslim means one who does not simply the word Muslim means one who does Islam, someone who submits themselves on a daily basis in surrendering to the will of God with obedience to Him to have peace in his life. And

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so we understand the site we understand Muslims. So when you see the word Muslim extremist,

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does not fit just like Islam doesn't fit. The word Muslim doesn't fit because Muslim is one who does this man. Muslim terrorists, Muslim, jazz, all of these things that they cannot be negatively. If there's a negative connotation behind it. They don't want to get them because the word Islam has no negative connotation for word Muslim has no negative connotation. So if someone commits an act, whether they're Muslim or not, and that act is negative, or that act has negative connotation, then this is not a Muslim man. This is an act of transgression. And this person, in some instances is not a Muslim while doing him. There are a number of actions that the pharmacy Department said that the

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murderer, when committing the act of murder is not a Muslim.

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He has stepped out from that identity for a moment because he's committing something that is in direct contradiction to himself. So in the act of committing the murders, non Muslims, he can come back to that hole, but it needs to come back to doing the action of what was the one who commits adultery in the act of adultery, the non Muslim because they're stepping outside of their own definition. They're becoming someone whom they're not

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So we need to understand this. And we need to put things into perspective, that when we see horrible acts attributed to Muslims, they're not.

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They're not so Muslim, whether or not those people claim to be feminine, because they themselves are committing act that is derogatory and contradictory definition. So we need to call it what it is, it's a crime that is committed by the individual or a group of individuals, and it needs to be dealt with in that scenario. And that even handed this needs to be done, it needs to be done. Because if we were to judge all of the major world religions, based on its adherence, there will not be a single good religion.

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If we were to face all major world religions, upon the acts of its adherents, throughout history, every religion would have been written off as terroristic every religion would have been written off as being guilty of terrorism. At some point, every religion would have been written off as guilty of fanaticism, at some point is guilty of extremism at some point. So justice needs to be done. It needs to be done. This guy who killed 60 something people in.

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In Norway, he wrote an entire tirade on the internet

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about it, and he was said he was religiously motivated. Can we continue that to be the compendium of his religion? No, because he himself wasn't adhering to the religion. So he committed a criminal act stepped outside of the bounds of the religion. And this has to be given. And it was given that they didn't blame his religion for it. They call him a religious fanatic.

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They call him a criminal, record him a fool. They call it what it was. So this justice needs to be done. We asked for this, even handedness on both sides, we would expect to do with you, and we would expect it to be done with us, we would expect it to be done with us. Because it is

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the source of course, life is what we're going to finish with. And maybe they want me to go to 345. So I'm going to give you a little bit

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in Islam, because the brother who spoke before me talking about Jamie and Jenny is not proper, it makes sure the sources that you get about a snap of profit. Because you can find me if you go to

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what I like to tell the listeners we call them chip, Google, just Google, you guys on Google is

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if you go and you type in Google, because we get a lot of stuff. Not all of it, the majority of its way out. But

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there are only two sources, you can get information about

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two sources only. There are only two sources, you can get information about Islam. And I will tell you, you want to know about Islam, if it doesn't come from these two sources, accepted duties. I don't care where it comes from. I don't care even if it might be the truth extended is dubious. If they don't reference these two sources, you have to be careful, because there are only two sources that you can derive Islamic information from what is the first source from

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the ground. And that has been preserved 1400 years has been changed has been tampered with an alternate doctor, nothing gets there, the Quran and not translated by someone. So that's not the source Translated by

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Mohammed sorry, that's not the source. The Quran is written in Arabic language is preserved in that language and it needs to be understood in that language and there are only a hierarchy or echelon of people that can do that it takes it takes some skill to do that is why we refer to the people of knowledge. The Quran is the only place number one read the sources voice that can be derived from what is the second source,

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what we refer to as the Sunnah, which means the actions, the sayings, the approvals, or the action sayings or approvals of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. This is what the prophet Muhammad said when he did what he approved. This is the sources of Islam, anything other than this is not as simple as that to go so far to protect these two sources. I want you to see this is not to go so far to protect these two sources.

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That if someone were to use their logic, to say, I want to I want to try to use my logic to figure out a problem. And I use my logic alone. And I figure out a problem and that problem is correct according to the Quran, and according to the sun, but I use my logic alone to get there. Am I correct brothers and sisters? No.

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I would be incorrect because I gave logic priority over these two sources. Even though they came to the same place. Islam says that is incorrect.

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Because if you open that door, then that door can lead to mania with the logic, even the logic, even the the reasoning capacity of the human being in Islam is bounded inside of the boundaries that

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can go outside of it. So if you see something that says, Islam teaches such and such, Islam says such and such Islam for most this example books that find out did they get this from the Koran,

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also not interpreted by someone. So this directly from the Koran, and directly from the statements of the Prophet Mohammed, click into their full context, if they did not, that is not as

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simple as someone else. It's some, some so and so's version of the snap, there's only one version that which is in accordance to the Quran. And this one.

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That is it. And since I have a few more moments, I want to bring up

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a couple of words that have become taboo in American society, and I am on a campaign to remove this stigma of these two words, because there's nothing negative.

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And I won't apologize whatsoever. And hopefully you'll see today Why, what are the two most feared words brought up about Islamic

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Jihad? What is the S word? Sharia? You guys have heard these words, right? These are like the two Boogeyman hiding in the closet coming against you.

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I swear that you have this like two people seriously, it's like two people running around the world, either your games and they're going to kind of get you on the series. You've been on the verge and had Recording by Sunday, they say start reading.

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See what you're going to say next up. In other words, you're here, everybody gets afraid. Everyone is afraid.

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So I want to talk about these two words for the next five moments. Because hopefully you'll leave here today understanding this because I want to apologize for these two things. There's nothing wrong with nothing whatsoever. Let's talk about the show you the word God has every word. Every word simply is just a word. And what does it means and

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what is the literal translation?

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A wave pattern

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means a wave a wave like comes from like if you wanted to dig a well, a trench to bring water from one area to another area, you would be digging a pack you would be

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coming from that body of water to an irrigation force. That's all that means is a path from one thing to another.

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And Sharia in Islam is only a path for laws and legislations rulings between God and His creation.

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Sharia is a path for laws, rulings, legislations, personal rulings, social rulings, criminal rulings, economic rulings, everything that would permeate society, and that passes between God in history. And that's it. Sharia is not developed by any chef so and so on and so on. So, Sharia is developed by God. And

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it's found in the Quran and Sunnah. And it is a law that has been instituted by the creator of Mohammed didn't make it up. No chef made it up. It came directly from God, telling people how to legislate their lives, how to run their personal lives, how to run their economic affairs, how to run their socio economic affairs, how to run their society, footballs, how to roll with run the laws of crime and punishment, so that humanity can live in the state of submission, to create an atmosphere, so that people can live in a state of submission, and to live in a workplace where they can worship God creating a place where people can have justice, a place where everyone can be dealt

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with, in an equitable manner, a place where no one would be dealt with, wrongly, no one would realize another no one witness would steal the wealth of another, the original in order for the poor, the poor would have rights under the law. All of these things are flipped inside of the cities, as well as legal rulings that you don't do this. And if you do this, this is going to happen. And it's there for a reason. And if you take your time to go look through all of these rulings of the Sharia, you will realize that they are instituted to make life better, and that they Trump of every they Trump every single man made way of life has ever been known. And don't let the

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hype

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Don't let them fool you. Because when it comes to Shinya, what are the two things they like to scare you about was shooting

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cutting on the hand and stone correct. It should

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be very good enough to your race and stoned to death.

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This is exactly what they tried to make you feel free to go listen to some of these Congress hearings. Seriously. Turn on c span and listen when these things come up.

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State legislations and in Congress, this is what they talk about.

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And,

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you know,

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what, what is this? Seriously? What is this? Does Islam say there's a stoning for adultery? Yes, no apologies for that. Because adultery corrupt society, breaking down the family structure brings the brand bonus society's name stands for that, now, is that there are only two ways that adultery can be stolen.

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What are those two ways

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for witnesses for witnesses to work?

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The Act itself, and I can't get too detailed to get kids in the room. But for people who have to witness the out of themselves, how many times has that happened before?

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Zero, there's no recording instance of four people ever witnessing an act for adultery. What is the second way, there's only one other thing

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you have to confess, you have to confess, say I did it, I want to be stoned. And even then there is a month process, correction months process where the person will be given the opportunity to retract that statement, they will be advised to retract the statement. Even the judge when the final ruling is about to be given the judge will tell the person just saying

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I don't care if it's alone, you can deal with it other than to just say you didn't do it, and will step away, even if they have buried the person in the sand. And the person has a stone that hadn't been noticed on them. And the person says I didn't do it. That's it.

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They don't stop that person. They let them go. This is the mercy that's not give

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you better be sure about it. You better have four witnesses, the person better into it. Even DNA evidence? Because 99.9 we don't go for that.

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No 99.9 you need to be 100% sure, either for people saw with their eyes, or the person that admits to

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so this is truly Rolling Stone. What about the cutting off the hand? Is that a lot? Is that absolutely fabulous? Take a candy at the grocery store.

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No, there has to be a certain amount that is stolen. And some forethought has to go into that stealing has to be premeditated. It needs to be premeditated that just if I walk by and see a woman sitting on the on a table, I'll just pick it up out of the ground. That will probably not give me stones because there's no premeditation it wasn't it was just

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circumstantial chance.

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So there has to be some premeditation behind it. And we'll finish up for that we'll get to the J word Felicia for the day. And for stoning to be implemented. society needs to be giving everyone the right. society needs to be giving everyone their rights society needs to be taken care of before the institutions for take care of the poor and the homeless have immediate need to be there. Because if everyone is taken care of the way they're supposed to be taken care of. And you still steal, okay, you deserve some punishment. You deserve some punishment. And if we take your head off, I guarantee you probably not

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probably gonna be the last time you see. And when you see that this is the punishment for it, it becomes a huge determines. This is why when you go to places like Saudi Arabia

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or Medina,

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Medina is right next to the

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shopkeepers waste time for granted. They'll put a quote over there, their items are all coming all the way. Nobody's gonna

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do that here in a moment. See what happens.

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Then take the case itself.

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But you see the discernment is there. And that is the justice of a snap in times of famine.

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ruling is removed in times of economic crisis, that ruling is removed. Because this is a time of turmoil is a time of desperation that is removed that no one gets

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to see other times of crisis like that. So we have to do real justice, about what Schilling is, let's do justice. You want to talk about Congress bring someone knows about and then talk about, let the truth be known to the American people. What should he is that it's about justice to humanity. There's nothing evil about it. And I'm going to finish this thing Jihad just means to struggle to bring abortion just jihad is a struggle for justice. It is a struggle to free people from oppression. It's a struggle to free people from tyranny. It's a struggle to free people from her. It's a struggle to free women from being beaten by their husbands and beaten by society. It's a

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struggle to take care of orphans. It's a struggle to take care of the poor is a struggle to make sure that justice is the most most in society and there's nothing to apologize about that.

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Because no one will. And yes, john legislates that some people might have to put their lives on the line for this. And that has been held in high esteem, that some people may have to put their lives on the line for justice. Some people may have to give their life in the way of justice. But this is according to human logic, and human rushon. So these two things that need to be put into perspective, so not today, you know what we believe about Jesus? You know, what Islam is, you know, what I was living in Australia means and you know, what Jihad does is a five things I think if you leave with these today, and try to share them with one person, you will have done great service to

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humanity. You will have done a service to your religion. You have done a great service to the nation, and we've done a great service to the green. Thank you very much for your time, and I look forward to your questions.