Yusha Evans – The Power of the Call

Yusha Evans
AI: Summary © The importance of shaping Islam to be a reality and avoiding misunderstandings is emphasized, along with the need for finding a stable backdrop. Prayerers are encouraged to have strong faith in Islam and offer guidance on achieving it, while acknowledging the negative consequences of praying for someone who wants to see their face. The speakers stress the importance of understanding the meaning behind Islam and making a clear choice about what to use it for, as well as the use of the word Islam as a means of teaching and highlighting the importance of showing love for the Prophet.
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Right hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah where Allah Allah He was gonna be a Jemaine what I should do Allah ilaha illallah wa sallahu la sharika What should I do and the Mohammed and Abu rasuluh and that was salam or Aleikum. Warahmatullah wabarakatuh.

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How is everyone, and it's good to hamdulillah forgive me for the short delay, we have to log in all these gadgets to log into and go live in Shama hooter, Allah so we're live on Facebook, as well as on Instagram. So I'll try to make sure that those don't distract me too much. Insha Allah hooter, Allah to carry on with what we've been talking about the last time I was here as well as what we were talking about in the clip, but today in sha Allah Who Tiana I just want to kind of make it a little bit more informational in sha Allah, to try to give you guys some

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what is the word that I'm properly some some tools to be able to go out today and help you to share Islam with the people that you encounter every single day? As I stated before, and I state this many times that the goal of all of my talks are to try to simplify the matters of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala because this was the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to make things easy for the people and to simplify matters, so that everyone could understand them as well. As well as I want to try to give you something that you can use today that you can use right away in sha Allah to Allah because that's the more the most beneficial.

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When it comes to the hour, I want to cover a few fundamental principles of the call to Allah subhanho wa Taala that have to be understood by each and every single Muslim. These are things that I teach in my my that were courses, this was part of my thesis to get my Master's in, in the hour. So and this is also the premise of my PhD

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dissertation that I'm working on when we will talk about I'm trying to show how we can use the the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and Quranic Dawa in the modern age in a way that is holistic in a way that is beneficial in a way that can easily be adapted by any individual and shout Allahu taala. So I asked Allah Jalla wa Ala for the success of this endeavor in sha Allah

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And if it if I pass and it gets to prove that I am looking to make that printed inshallah into a book, but in the light Ayana

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I'm going to ask you guys a few questions. And there's a reason why I asked questions. Number one, I come from a psychology background in secular studies. So psychologists are well paid question askers if you really want to be honest with that they, the job of a psychologist is not to tell you about yourself, but to let us explore yourself by asking questions and because the best discovery is self discovery, something that you learn on your own, because something that you learn on your own through self discovery and self knowledge is more retained than something that is taught to you. So I'll ask questions. And this was also the Sunnah of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam that he

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would ask his Sahaba questions. And these questions would open their minds and it would get them focused on what he is trying to tell them so I never asked questions to number one I never asked questions allegorically I actually want an answer. And number two, I don't ask questions to let you know how much you don't know or anything of that nature.

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Okay, that hour.

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What is that? What is it?

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What is that one? What do I mean when I say Dawa? Those of you online you can answer to I might not pay attention to you but you're participating. Any hands yes whether

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to spread ley line Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah both right? What is the our

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conveying the message of Tawheed? Well, yes, all of you are right, we're gonna have to combine a few of them to get to what we want insha Allah

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combination of preaching and a mutation sign Shama that Allah

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A comes from the root word, which means what, as the brother said, invite invitation invitation.

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When, when I was invited to come here, it was a form of Dawa, it was an invitation you made an invitation do the same thing we are asking or inviting from Allah subhanho wa taala, for the things that we want the means to invite that our means to invite, but in the Islamic sense of the word that our is an invitation to something. What is it an invitation to have, as it has been mentioned, but it's too one thing

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to hate. The other one is an invitation to tell heat. This was the data of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. This is the understanding of the shahada that we're inviting people to say, La ilaha illa Allah, that there is no ILA besides Allah subhanho wa taala. So are there our should be an invitation to Tawheed in order for us to call it the hour, you understand?

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That was not an invitation to pray five times a day, although that is a part of Islam, which we'll get to in a moment that it is not an invitation to cover modesty and wear a hijab. That was not an invitation to stop eating pork and that was not an invitation to grow your beard any of the other things that we consider part of the deen the hour is to tell heed, that is it that is the simplistic understanding of the hour is it is to call people to learn Ilaha illa Allah and by default, Muhammad Rasool Allah. So this is the hour and this has to be understood, because unfortunately, I have seen a lot of mistakes made with our when it is not towards telehealth, because you'll you'll spend a lot

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of time and effort trying to get people to understand something that cannot save them. Does that make sense? For instance, let me give you an example. Let's say I

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was giving a lecture and we brought 100 people 100 Not Yet Muslims, I don't like to use the word non Muslim. And I've been using this term ever since I began in Dawa, because non Muslim is the negation. It's an absolute, to say, not Muslim. I like to use the word not yet Muslim, because you're just not a Muslim yet. Yeah. And this is what I tell my dad, he's like, I'm not I'm not a Muslim. I'm not like Not yet. Not yet. If Allah wants you to be a Muslim, it won't be matter of your decision. So if we were to bring 100 Not Yet Muslims on a bus, and I were to spend five hours with them, five hours with them, teaching them

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three principles. Number one, why do Muslims pray five times a day? What is you know, how many salawat and all of that and teach them the autocannon of Salah and etc, to the point where they all understood exactly how to pray better than even some born Muslims when they left. Number two. Why do women dress modestly in Islam? Why do they cover themselves? And number three, why do Muslims not eat pork?

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So an hour to use all of the analogies and logic and reason that we use, and by the time they left, by the time they left, the only thing they understood was, how to pray, why they should dress modestly, and why they should not eat pork. Now, let's say they get on that bus and it leaves and it crashes on the highway and flips over and burst into flames and they all die. Have I saved any of them?

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No, no, those things alone are not going to take you to Jannah No, but now let's bring those same 100 people back. And I spend 30 minutes with them, explaining to them to heed explaining to them the why the knee of Allah subhanahu wata Ana, and they all got it and they accepted it. And they all left here with the statement and the belief La ilaha illallah wa. They were to get on that same bus and it crashes and it burns and they all die. If they were true about their statements that I saved them. Yes, and some of them most of them will be better than us. Most of them will go directly to gender with no questioning, because they have not compiled if as long as they didn't compile any

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sins from the time they left here and get on the bus. Then they will meet Allah Jalla wa Ala with no sin, because the entrance into Islam erases everything that came before it. Do you see the whole point now? Why are that one must be tutor hate. Before we leave tonight, I will give you a tip a gym about the hour that even if they were to only ask me three questions, and those questions were about salah, and about modesty and about pork, I can show them how to reach their head in the same 30 minutes with those three questions or with any question that you're asked about Islam. I'm going to try to give you a a, a way to redirect that towards to hate insha Allah and I'm hoping in sha Allah

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Allah sometime in the future, I will be able to come back and spend that entire weekend with you guys just going over $1 course in sha Allah Huhtala preparing you guys to live a life of the hour insha Allah because this really is it doesn't matter what your job is. It doesn't matter if you're a doctor if you're a pharmacist, if you're an engineer, it doesn't matter. You know, if you're a street cleaner, you know, no matter what your daily life and job is your profession is every Muslim by default is a day or die by default. And we'll talk about that shortly. Inshallah hooter Anna. So

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all we should try to make sure that all of our Dawa initiatives are focused on bringing people towards to hate. This is the goal. You have people who are over here, let's say they're over here, away from Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, and we want them to get over here to telehealth and to Islam. The thing that we need to try to do is build that bridge for them to get to one place to another. And the best Bridge is the one that is the shortest you don't try to nobody makes bridges that are the longest part of the of the river that go up and down and left and right and circular notes straight across is the best way we can get them. That's why we need to try to bring them to

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our heat, because that can save them that can save them all these other things. They might or might not even save us as Muslims. But hey, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said anyone who dies. And they have even an ounce of Eman of Leila hayleigh in their heart, they will make it to Jana. Maybe they will be punished in Jahannam for a period of time but every person of Tawheed will go to Jana. So this is our go this is our concern for them in sha Allah Who to either

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so now that we understand that there are what is the our Illa Terhi.

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There's an actually an excellent book that has been translated it's not a book. It's a treaty

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by Sheikh Alibrandi Rahim Allah to Allah called to hate our Whelan. Tauheed first where he discusses this issue of Dawa being about our hate. If you ever have the chance to find it or read it. Please do so in sha Allah Allah and I'm sure the Imam and shift budget viewers who can help you find this book in sha Allah. It's a very invaluable book. Now that we've understood that there are ways to tear heed,

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we now have to find a place for the hour in our lives and in the realm of Al Islam. Forgive me on my voice is this is the most talking I've done since my surgery and my throat still when they went in and cut my put in that new plate and all this, they jammed all of my esophagus way over here. So it's taking some time for it to get back to its full potential. So it'll it'll probably wane as the token the weekend goes.

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That one is a principle of principle of Islam, yes or no? How many of you would agree with me that that is part Oh,

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Have a principle of Islam, raise your hands. That is a part of Islam that was part of Islam.

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hamdulillah that's the majority. And that is true. Because the way to get to Islam is through the hour. I don't care if even if you were born a Muslim, even if you were born and raised a Muslim, you were still taught the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala by your parents or your school teachers or whatever have you and this is Darwin's a form of Dawa.

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And since it that Allah is a principal and a part of Islam, it must have a place and a position. This is the thing that attracts one of the things that attracted me most to the religion of Allah Islam and one of the things I found to be the most beautiful, is the order of the deen of Allah subhanho wa taala. The deen of Allah is very organized, it's very orderly. Everything has its place. Everything has its position, everything has its importance. And this is very beautiful to someone like myself, whom I have been called more than one occasion, by my wife as having you know, borderline OCD about issues like I am just a very neat person. I like to know where everything is at

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all times at all place. I like my house to be to where if I sent you to my home now, I could tell you what to find anything that I own. As long as my children have not messed with it, then I know exactly where it's at. I'm very big on order.

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So for this religion to be like that was very attractive to me. And it also makes it simple. It makes it simplified.

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Thou has a place in the deen of Allah subhanho wa taala. And we're going to talk about the major categories. We're not going to get very esoteric here, we're going to be very simple. You have things that are halal, things that are permissible, and that's all everything except what Allah subhanho wa Taala has made impermissible, you have things that are haram those things which are impermissible, but within that role of permissibility, because I'm sure none of us would think that thou is haram. Great. No, very Johanna. That was haram. So we gotta go through that. No, I don't think so. Okay, so since it is a part of Islam, and it falls into the, to the permissible things, it

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is either something that is halal, meaning that you're just allowed to do it and you might or might not be rewarded for it, it doesn't matter.

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It either is recommended, meaning sunnah. And according to ourselves, sunnah meant that it was mandatory, but we're talking about modern understandings, it's recommended, meaning that if you do it, you will be rewarded for it. But if you don't do it, you won't be punished for it, you won't be punished for not doing it, or it is mandatory wajib meaning that if you do it, you will be rewarded. But if you don't do it, you will be punished and be held accountable for it.

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So how many of you would think that that is just permissible that means it doesn't have any any particular place you might or might not be? rewarded for it? Raise your hand? Hamdulillah? How many think of it how many of you think it's recommended? Meaning that you will be rewarded for doing it but you will not be punished for not doing it? Raise your hand? Few hamdulillah How many of you think that is mandatory? It is wajib that you must do it and if you don't do it, you will be punished? Raise your hands. Hi hamdulillah hands down. How many of you truly are not sure, but you would like to know, raise your hands with delille. Masha, Allah, you see, this is the honesty, you

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you can't learn something until you know that you don't know, you understand. True learning does not take place until one first becomes aware that they don't know that is a key to having knowledge. Because if you think you know everything, you can't be taught anything. It's like trying to pour water into an upside down cup. It doesn't work. It does not work.

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Now it has a place within history. And there is if there were no other evidence. This is what the Altima have taught us if there was no other evidence. This one verse from the Quran would be enough for us to understand the position and the ruling of the hour in Islam.

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It is the verse that we find in Soto Nana, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says that although bIllahi min ash shaytaan regime are their own Elisabetha bakeable Hekmati when I was little Havana, which I did humbly it here, call into the way of your LORD with Wisdom and with good speech, and then discourse or argue with them in a way that is best.

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The very first word of this verse lays out the position of the Allah to Allah subhanho wa Taala and in the deen of Al Islam, the very first word is what the do or the O comes from what root word that the very same root word that I will comes from and do Ah, but with the oil has taken a particular grammatical

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will state this is why understanding the book of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada in its original form is beneficial because many things are understood through the very nuances of the language. Allah tells us a duro

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what grammatical state is this word in?

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Order I'm gonna it's in the command state. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has said about the hour and sort of their own meaning that you must call into the way of your Lord. And along with the our being ordered here. He also orders us how to give the Dawa are Elizabeth Rebecca Bill Hekmati? Was it a hacer una so number one the ruling is it must be done with with Hekima with wisdom. And I don't want to go too deep into a side note. But wisdom is something that is granted by Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, and wisdom can be summarized as having knowledge and knowing how to use that knowledge at the right place and at the right time. Because sometimes knowledge can also be our enemy, when we don't

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know how to use it. We can be very inappropriate with this and cause more harm than we do good. So Allah has commanded us to give dealt with Heckmann with wisdom, with beautiful speech and all of those things which we don't have time to go through today. But the word or their own

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is exactly the same as when Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us up the masala establish the surah Zeca pay zakat, it is in the form of an order. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala gives an order, then that becomes mandatory.

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Especially if the order is general. There is nowhere in this statement where Allah is speaking directly as the Prophet he doesn't say, Yeah, you had an OB. He doesn't. It is a general command to anyone who reads this verse. Call into the way of your Lord. So there are well by its very nature, as is understood by this verse, is mandatory in Islam, mandatory in Islam. What does that mean? That means if we do it, we will be rewarded. And if we don't do it, we will be held accountable. Allah Subhana Allah Allah gives us a warning and Soto Bacara.

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About those who do not conveyed this call for those who hear the message, but do not give conveyance Allah subhanaw taala gives us a viewer warning. I wish I had the time to go through everything, but the hour is mandatory, mandatory.

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That means does that mean that all of you have to become a scholar? No. Does that mean all of you have to become an imam? No. That means that every single human being is responsible for sharing the message of Islam within their own capacity. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said conveyed from me even if it's what

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one I conveyed from me, even if it's one idea, even if all you know is to tell another person, that if you say that there is no other God except Allah, I guarantee you safety and security and an entry into paradise. That is prophetic the hour, you've done your job.

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You've done your job. Now.

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Before I get into how we convey this message,

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I want to ask you, what are some of the excuses that you think we use or you've heard used of why we as Muslims don't get involved in sharing the message of Islam? Raise your hand. What are some excuses we've used?

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Sure, we might be, we might be afraid of the way that we'll be viewed the way that we'll be looked at and the way that will be judged by sharing the message of Islam. What other excuses Have you heard used? Yes.

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They don't have any knowledge. I don't have knowledge.

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No knowledge, right. No knowledge. I don't know about Islam. I don't know how to give that also, I don't give it Yes. We don't have time. We'll have no time. Yeah, nobody has time these days. Trust me.

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We don't want to intimidate people we don't want to be you know, too rough and harsh with them afraid of how they might respond. Okay.

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I'm gonna give you a principle understanding of fit, fit, and not want to go into a hole or solar fit class. No, but one principle, understood foundational principle of Islamic legislation.

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Anything that is mandatory in Islam, anything that is considered mandatory wajib like Sarah like Zika like cm these things that Allah has made mandatory upon us, by default, the knowledge of how

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To perform those mandatory actions, is also mandatory is also mandatory.

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For instance, if I were to tell you, I've been a Muslim for 20 years, but I have never prayed other than in German.

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Why? Because I never learned how to pray. I've never learned how to pray. I don't know how to pray. Am I excused? For not praying, due to lack of knowledge? Why not?

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Why not?

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I didn't take an action myself. But why not? I don't know how I can't be held accountable for things I don't know how to do right.

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It's your duty to have the knowledge of it. It goes back to the very principle I just said to you, because anything that is mandatory by Allah, the knowledge of how to perform it, is also mandatory. That means if Salah is mandatory upon you five times a day, it is also mandatory for you to know everything that comes along with it, it's mandatory for you to know about Tahara how to make yourself clean and perform will do and things that nature, it's mandatory to, for you to learn the arcane of Salah, the pillars of Salah the things that without it, your Salah will be invalid, you must know these things, you have to know them. It's the same thing with the hour, if the hour is on

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the same level as the orders of Salah and zecca, it is one of the mandatory cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala than the basic knowledge of how to give the hour or how to share the message of Islam is also mandatory. Again, that does not mean that you have to become a scholar, you do not have to become a chef, the Imam or whatever. But it means that these very foundational principles, the basic principles, you must understand, and this is what I teach in my weekend courses, my weekend courses, which usually go on a Friday night for a couple hours as the introduction on Saturday for about six hours and on Sunday for about six hours. So in those 15 hours, I have compiled that course to be the

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basic fundamental principles to where if you learn them, you would be well equipped enough to to to fulfill that duty of obligation of Dawa insha Allah Allah in your own personal life.

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And that has to be understood. So that hour is mandatory. And learning how to give that was mandatory. Simply sharing the message if to hide. Now I want to explain to you what it really means to give Dawa and for a Muslim to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala through this call, and we will be done by insha Allah and nine o'clock it will take some q&a. I'm going to keep it short. That's probably all my voice will give anyway. Um, are you guys familiar with the post office? Right? You guys are familiar with postal workers? What about ups? Right? Yep, FedEx. DHL.

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To give the hour is a very, very, very similar job to postal workers, FedEx drivers, UPS, drivers, DHL drivers, their job description is almost word for word, the doc the job description of the hour. This is what I mean. What is the job of the UPS driver? What is his job?

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deliver packages, deliver packages. Now along with that job. What is he supposed to do? He is supposed to or she is supposed to the UPS driver is supposed to take the package as it was handed to them right? And deliver it exactly how it was handed to them. Correct? That's also part of their job description. They're not supposed to tamper with it. Yes or no? Are they supposed to open it?

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Are they supposed to remove contents from it only give you pieces of it? No. Their job is to deliver the package in whole exactly the way it was given to them. Now once that UPS driver knocks on your door and hands you that package.

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They are done. Their job has been fulfilled, correct. They're gonna get paid.

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Do they care what you do with that package?

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Is part of their job description what you do with what they've given? You know, do they care if you throw it in the trash can? Do they care if you never open it? Do they care if you jump up and down on it 100 times and break into a million pieces. They could care less because they're getting paid. Right? This is the our simplest, simplistic Dawa is to take the message of Islam have to hide the way Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah revealed it to his messenger Allah Azza wa sallam, and then hand that message over

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to another human being, exactly as it was given to you exactly as it was given to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, we're not supposed to tamper with it. We're not supposed to remove contents from it. We're not supposed to add things to it. We hand it over simply as it was delivered and revealed. Once we hand over the package, we tell the person say Leila and Allah and I guarantee you safety and security in this life and the next you are created by Allah, you will die you will be standing before him and give account for your actions. And based on those actions in this life, you will be judged by Allah and either go into heaven or to *. Once you've handed that package, it does not

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matter what that person does with it. That is not your responsibility. Our job is not to open people's heart. To Allah subhanho wa Tirana, our job is to deliver the message. It is between after you deliver the message which is called

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Hidayatullah earshot, which means the our responsibility to convey the message after we've conveyed the message. Guidance is with Allah subhanho wa taala. What is known as Hidayatullah Tofik. The ability to one's heart to open up to Islam is not your job. That means

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even if you speak to 100 people and give them the hour, in not a single one of them ever accept Islam.

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But you've delivered the message the way it was delivered to you. Is that your fault that they did not accept Islam. No, it's not your fault. It's not your responsibility, nor is it your business. We would like for people to accept Islam that is our, you know, our side desire that we care then we wish you would accept Islam. But if they do not, this is not going to discourage me and my Dawa whatsoever. I've had people ask me many times, whether you should how many people have accepted Islam from your Dawa? And my response is, I didn't know I was supposed to keep count. I never knew that I was supposed to have a tally score of how many people entered into Islam because of my Dawa.

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And the reason why is because unless it doesn't matter if every single person I ever spoke to enter Islam,

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if Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't accept it. If Allah doesn't accept my good, maybe I had some ulterior reason. Maybe I want it to be known as a great day. Maybe I want it to be famous on YouTube. Maybe I want to be famous on social media. Maybe I just wanted to hear my own voice. I might have had ulterior motives behind my Dawa. Even if I did it correctly.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided those people and He will reward them, but I will get nothing for it. So it doesn't matter to me how many people accept Islam. It doesn't matter to me if no one ever accepts Islam from my Dawa. That won't bother me one bit. Because my job is only to convey the message Allah never commanded me to make people Muslims. Even our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam had to learn that lesson from Allah Jalla wa Ala.

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And he learned it very hard through the death of his uncle Abu Talib.

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I would say that our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam probably did not give more energetic Dawa to anyone like he gave it to his uncle Abu Khalid, he wanted him to become Muslim so badly.

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And when he died, Allah subhanho wa Taala reminded him that you cannot guide who you want, you cannot guide whom you wish, it is I who guides whom I will. And I know best those who are guided.

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This is a very hard lesson to learn into our and it is one of those things that will

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define your intention in the hour.

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I have been giving the hour to my father for nearly 20 years. And he has not yet taken the Shahada. Even though he says he has no problem with Islam, he believes in one God, but he was born and raised a certain way. This was the same excuse that were given by Apple Parliament by all of the other NDN were told this excuse. This is the way we found our forefathers, my father said this is the way I was born and raised this the way I'm going to stay. And I've told him that he's even told me you know, are you ever going to get tired of asking me to be a Muslim? I said no. I'm going to ask you this to the day you or I die. Because that's my job. And it is my sincere hope that you meet me in

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Jannah if I make it inshallah to Allah, and I've already told him,

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you can give me the same answer every single time and I'm gonna keep asking you because if Allah genuine Allah wills for you to be a Muslim, you will be a Muslim. He chooses

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for himself, those who come to him and are guided. So this is our job, to simply hand over the message not to tamper with it, not to not to take things out of it or put things in it, so that you think it'll be more acceptable to the people. Because if you alter the package, if you take things out of the package, or you put things into the package, guess what you are delivering, you are no longer delivering delivering Islam, you're delivering his lamb, or her Islam, you're delivering your own version of a religion that was not revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala in its totality. So don't think that changing the message is going to help people accept it better. No, it's not. If they are

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going to accept it, they're going to accept it, that's between them and Allah subhanho wa taala. If they are going to reject it, they're going to reject it. That's between them and Allah subhana wa Tirana.

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And I'll give you a very small tip, while we're at this point.

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This is something I've asked everyone to do, who have had a chance to have a decent conversation about the religion of Allah subhanho wa taala. I've told them,

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If you really, really want to know the truth about the purpose of your life, then do this. And I always guarantee them, that if you do this, and you are sincere about it, you will find the truth. Guaranteed. I tell them to go alone by themselves. Go alone by yourself.

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In call out to your Creator,

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and say, My Creator, if you created me to worship you, then guide my heart on the right way to worship you. And if someone is sincere about that, and they say that with an holy intent of heart, Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide them. Allah Jalla wa Allah says, We guide those who will to walk upright, those who seek Me, we guide them to our ways. I don't know of almost the majority of revert stories I've heard.

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There is always somewhere in their story, where either they out loud, asked to be guided and to be shown the truth, or somewhere in their own conscience. They sought and had a desire and we're willing to accept the truth, no matter where it came from. This is what happened to me, I got to a point to why I got down on my hands and knees and said, God,

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it's not working out me trying to do it my way. So if you want me to be guided, then you need to show me the right way that I need to follow and I was willing to accept it no matter where it came from. Trust me I did not ever expect I would find it in Islam or in the Quran with Muslims. But the catalyst to that was me, allowing that truth to come to me, allowing that truth to come to me. So that's a good tip for you guys in sha Allah, Allah, Allah and Allah asked people to truly, truly ask their Creator,

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that if he is real, and he exists, and he wants to be worshipped, then to guide me on how to worship you properly. It's a very easy thing in Dawa insha Allah Who to Allah. So the hour is the call to tell Hey, that is mandatory.

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That is like being a postal delivery service. Our job is to simply hand the message. That is the reason why I've done this project for so long. Even though we're going to change this over to something else very soon because DVDs are becoming a dying media. But while they're still working, I'm going to I'm going to work them to they don't work no more in shot long to honor.

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This the reason why I use these because I employ you guys to be my ups drivers, my delivery service drivers. I actually there is I'll be quite frankly honest with you. There is some selfish intent behind these DVDs. You know what that is? That is I am selfishly after good deeds. I am selfishly after high center. That's what I'm after. So in and since I help you share the message of Islam, because I give you this package and all you do is hand it to someone else. And that's it whatever they do with it is between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala but you will be rewarded for delivering the package, guess what, to get rewarded for delivering that package. I get rewarded for delivering

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that package. I'm going to give you

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an analogy of Darwin that I hope will make all of you want to become the best dog that you can. And if I do that, then I have succeeded in my efforts with you guys here in sha Allah Who to Anna

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How many of you have ever heard of network marketing?

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Raise your hand network marketing

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Yeah, pyramid schemes. Yep.

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That one

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is the best network marking period pyramid business on the face of this planet.

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You don't know what good you can do for yourself and down. Let me explain this to you as we wrap things up in sha Allah.

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The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam, he said,

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whoever calls to guidance, whoever gives that or

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whoever calls to guidance, they receive the reward of the one who is guided, they receive the reward of the one who is guided, without the reward of the guided one being lost. What does this mean?

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This means if I share the message of Islam with someone, and they accept Islam, every good deed they do for the rest of their life, goes on their record of good deeds, right? Guess who else gets the reward of their good deeds on their record of good deeds? I do. That means every time that person remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah writes it down for me as if I remembered him. Every time that person prays, Allah, Allah writes it down for me as if I prayed salah. Every time that person gives charity for the sake of Allah.

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Allah writes it down, as if I gave charity for the sake of Allah, even if I'm dead asleep in my bed at night. Now, what happens if that person

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goes and gives the hour to two people, and those two people accept Islam, then all of those two people's good deeds, that one person gets the reward for them, guess who else gets the reward for those two people, I get the reward for those two people too, because I was the very catalyst to bring the first person who brought the two people and it can continue to blossom like that. Continue on and on and on and on. This is the beauty of the deen of Allah subhana Hutan. This also shows the high place in the great reward, waiting for the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Because guess who is at the very, very, very top of that pyramid. For all Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad Allah set out

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the Westerdam that means every single time you remember Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards the Messenger of Allah at least set out to sit down with that hand. This is why the companions were so great is that because, by some way, in a default manner, we are the products of their Allah, we are the products of their hour. This is why they were the best of nations and Allah is gonna give them a high high reward.

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You don't know who the person you give the hour to, might become in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa taala. That person that you give that hour to, might become a high allele of Allah azza wa jal, they might become somebody who is so close to Allah that Allah loves them.

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You might give that hour to a person who dies. And Allah subhana wa Allah takes them straight to Jana, for whatever reason, they die as as a shahada for whatever way there are many ways people can die as as a Shaheed, and Allah might accept that from them and you get you get this reward. Can you imagine how many of you know who I like to use him as an example? May Allah bless this brother

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for his efforts for a long time? How many of you know use of Estus? Raise your hand? You've heard of use of esters? Yep.

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You know, it was an Egyptian businessman who gave that out to him, right? Didn't even guys know his story. It was an Egyptian businessman that he was doing business with, who gave him the hour I've met the man.

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And his intention in dealing with Yusuf Estes was not to give him that hour, but use of Estes and was trying to give him the hour to come to Christianity. He kept trying to give him that way to come to Christianity. So he countered it and defended himself by giving use of SS Dawa to Islam and he accepted it. How many people has this man brought to the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala many, many many. I told this brother when I met him, this Egyptian guy that realistically you could do your mandatory acts things that Allah has required of you and you can retire, you can retire with so many good deeds that are piling up for you. And those good deeds continue to pile up after you're gone.

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If you've given to our two people and that that was going on to affect others. This is sadaqa jariya This is a charity that continues to earn money for you. When you are dead in your grave. The people that you help come to Islam are going to continue to rack up good deeds for you. There is no better business than this. This is the best business this is why I said in the clip but today where Allah says woman afternoon oh let me man die young Allah I'm in Australia, who can be better than one whose beaches come

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calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, this is the pinnacle of good. This is the pinnacle of efforts for Allah Jalla wa Ala is to help other people understand this message. This was the identity of our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. This was the identity of the companions of the prophets, Allah Allah and he was telling them this downward this call to

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apt to heed. And at the top of that is our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. So I'm going to cover a few points. And then I'm going to give you a small little, maybe off kind of off grid story in sha Allah hooter, Anna, our first principle was what Dawa is the call to,

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their hate, to call to, to hate simply the pulse of hate.

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Along with that, is the call to terror, hate and to accept Islam, in all of its principles. We're asking people to take shahada negate any other worship other than the worship for ALLAH SubhanA wa to Anna, and practice Islam.

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practice Islam. At the new revert Summit, we're going to talk about that in sha Allah, Allah is not just for new Muslims on Sunday, I would like for all of you to come so that you can understand the process how to help new Muslims who enter into the religion of Allah subhanho wa taala. Because unfortunately, we are the a lot of times we the community, our stumbling blocks to new Muslims becoming good Muslims, we are that stumbling block, we either don't help them, or we overburden them, or we overwhelm them excetera cetera, et cetera, which we'll talk about on Sunday, inshallah Jota Anna. So there are ways to tell heed, and to practice Islam and all of its principles. Also,

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the hour is mandatory, it is a mandatory rule, responsibility of every single Muslim to convey the message of Islam to the best of their capabilities. And if they do not have any knowledge of how to convey the message, they must learn the knowledge of how to convey the message, there are principles of the hour inshallah Jota. Anna,

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there are principles of the hour, and that is the best profession, give you two little small things and tell your story because they just popped into my head.

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We are getting down to La ilaha illallah correct. So simply, this explains to us down what are we trying to get people to do? The first part of the shahada is what

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La Jolla? There is no Illa

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Allah Allah except Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna

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what does this mean? What is this understood as?

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What is the word Illa mean? I want you to understand some other principles inshallah these if you forget us, okay, we'll go over these again. And that that was seminar, just please remember the three things that what is to tell hate it is an invitation to tell hate and to Islam and all of his principles and his mandatory

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but what is the word Illa mean?

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What is defined as an ALA

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something that is worshipped anything that is given to worship, anything that you give worship, and you believe it can bring you some benefit or harm. That becomes an ILA that becomes an ALA.

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For instance, I could take this bottle of water home

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and place it you know, in a in a place of pristine is of prestige and esteem in my home. And I could give it worship. And I could think that by giving it worship, it brings me benefits and avoids harm from me, this bottle of water can become an elf, it can become an Eli did not one of the sahabi it'll be a low end, I can't remember his name off the top of mine. I'll let everyone know first and foremost, the file for for for names in my brain is a corrupted file.

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Everything else I have an eidetic memory if I see something I can remember and recall it into my mind. But the file for names. It's broken. It's broken up there. So I forget names very often, which is not a good trait, and it's something that I'm working on. But I forget names. But I know that all Muslims are named Muhammad and it's acceptable if you're in Saudi Arabia can call you Muhammad anyway.

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For those of you who've been to Saudi, you've been to Mecca, Medina, you know what I'm talking about, right? Every Muslim is either *,

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* or Muhammad. That's it.

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I used to think before accepting Islam that every Muslim had to be named Muhammad. And then when I learned when I went to Saudi Arabia, every Muslim is named Muhammad.

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If you say the name Muhammad everybody looks

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which is a good thing Michelle lots about Allah.

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But that file is corrupted up here I named slipped my mind, but there was once a hobby. If you remember this name reminds me. He said, I used I am once made a god and healer out of dates was

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the law and he said I made it. I made a out of dates. And I worship it till I got hungry and had no food

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left in as he said, this was the ignorance he was making a statement of how ignorant we they he was before Islam. So anything can become an ILA. And Allah God, this is also the reason why Muslims do use the word Allah subhana wa to Allah and they like to use the word Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because anything can be a god, but only Allah Subhana Allah to Allah can be al Illa V Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is how we make people understand the concept of Allah Jalla wa Ala that God means anything that can be worshipped, but we worship the god Allah Allah, Allah subhanahu, wata either and this can be an ALA. This can be an Allah, Jesus can be any Allah Buddha can be an Allah,

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but none of it can ever be Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, we worship Allah alone, La ilaha illa Allah, this is what our shahada is all about teaching people to negate and reject every other false deity or anything else that is worshipped and to only worship Allah. That is perfect our to tell people what is Islam, it is to negate any other form of worship for any other thing other than the Creator of the heavens in the earth. We give him all worship. Now the word Islam.

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These are very simple ways to give Dawa to people if you don't have a lot of time. What is the word Islam mean?

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Submission surrender, peace.

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Anything else?

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Give up your will to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala source submission and servitude. We got a few things right? Does it? Can it mean all of them? Yes. I want to break down to you the way that it was explained to me by one of the olema that I had a chance to sit sit within Medina of how to explain Islam in a very short sentence.

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Islam doesn't mean peace, right, the root word of Islam is what Salama. It couldn't mean peace, but to say that Islam is peace. And that's all it is, is doing a disservice to the religion of Al Islam because peace is a bright, a byproduct, right? Peace is a byproduct, it is not anything in and of itself. Peace is something that comes from something else right.

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Also, from that root word Salama, you can get submission, you can get submission. And yes, we submit to Allah subhana with Allah, also you get surrendered. Also you get obedience. All of that is contained in this word. sedima Islam. So what is Islam mean? Islam means that I willingly submit, submit, I willingly submit to My Lord, with full servitude, in order to have peace in this life, and to have peace in the next life. That is Islam, willful surrender and submission and obedience to Allah in order to have peace, because the peace is the byproduct of doing Islam.

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Now, what is a Muslim mean?

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What does it mean to be a Muslim?

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If you take the word in English, we have something at comes at the end of a word that connotes the doer of an action, correct? Er, if you talk, you're a talker. If you won't, you're a walker. Right? If you do you or do earn in, in Adobe, there is a very similar ruling. But it comes at the beginning of the word in most instances, in most instances, always exceptions to the rule, it becomes at the beginning of a word, and it's one letter, what's that letter? meme? mean? I'm telling you this not because I don't think you know the basics, but it's a very good way to understand your religion and help share it mean. For instance, the oven, the oven is what the call to prayer, it's a call to

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prayer. The one who does the call to prayer becomes the what

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I then the other than the one who caused the and then someone who travels, suffer. Someone who is doing the traveling they become Mustafi, the one who does the traveling, so if I want to connote that I am part of Islam. Then I take Islam and add meaning to the beginning of it, and it becomes what not Muslim it becomes Muslim. Muslim simply means one who does Islam. If I say that I'm a Muslim, I am making a statement about my identity, that I am someone who willfully submits to their Lord with obedience to Him in order to have peace in this life and in the next life. It is an action word and in order to call yourself Muslim, you must be doing Islam. If not, then you are

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contradicting your own statement.

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That makes sense. A Muslim is simply someone who does Islam, someone who practices Islam, Muslim, simple, simple, simple understandings of our religion. That will be so beneficial for you in sha Allah, Allah Allah in giving Dawa in sha Allah.

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Now the tip that I was going to give you before we do the little small story and take some questions and answers.

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I talked at the beginning, you know, everybody, no one is going to come to you. And will skim. I don't want to say that. Not very many people are going to come to you and ask you to explain Tawheed, right? Have any of you ever had an anonymous woman come to you and say, explain to hate to me? Raise your hand? No, I haven't either. It just doesn't happen. Doesn't happen. Someone's gonna come to you. And what are they going to ask you about? If they want to know about Islam? What are they going to question you about?

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Your WHY YOU GUYS terrorist? Why do you guys make your women cover up like that? Why you guys do this? The The question is about every other thing under the sun. So how do I take now if someone comes to me and says,

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Why did women cover in Islam? Why did they have to wear hijab? Why did they have to cover themselves? How can I take that? Or why do you guys pray? The way that you pray? Well, you could follow it fall on the floor and all this other weird stuff? Do you guys do? What do you guys starve yourself in the month of Ramadan? Etc? How can I take this question?

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And let's say I only have a short timeframe, how can I take this question and direct this person towards their hate?

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anybody? Anybody have suggestion?

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Yes, would they have an objection if they knew this command was on the crater good. Any other any other tip on how I can read because the point of dour if someone approaches you is to take what they've asked you and redirect it towards their faith? How can I do so?

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There it is. Because everything that a Muslim does is because Allah Subhana Allah with Anna has asked us or ordered us to do so. And we do it in submission and servitude to him. That is what makes us Muslim. If someone came in said, Why do women have to cover the way that they cover? Because they believe in Allah? And Allah has asked them to? Why do you pray the way you pray? Because I believe in Allah. And Allah has asked me to pray, why do Muslims not eat pork? Because I believe in Allah, and Allah has commanded me not to eat pork. Now if you have just two minutes I can explain to you who Allah is. And then you will be able to understand why I do what I do. You see how quickly now

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I've taken that and turns it towards the hate real fast. Why are Muslims terrorists?

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I can't say I can't speak for every other Muslim. But I can tell you that terrorism is forbidden by Allah, in the religion of Al Islam. And if you have a couple of minutes I can explain to you who Allah is, and then you might not understand that a little bit better see, anything they want to ask me under the sun, I can find a way to very logically take that because everything a Muslim does, the primary reason for it is what because we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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it is good, it is good to have a logical reason for things that is a good, it is good to have a sound reason why you do what you do. We don't eat pork, because pork is a dirty animal is contains a lot of diseases, etc. So on and so forth. But if you base every single principle of your Dao upon that, you're going to find yourself in situations where there is no reason why that you can come up with if someone were to ask you, why do you pray five times a day instead of two times a day? Or four times a day? Or seven times a day? Why is it five?

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You see, but you don't have there is you cannot explain it beyond that. The only explanation that you can come up with is because Allah subhana wa Taala ordered us to do five Yeah. So knowing that can help you in dealt with so much to be able to take them for because where they want to take you was way over here. And we're trying to get them right here. So we just redirect them or we reroute them to tell hate insha Allah Who to Anna, that the reason why I do what I do is because I believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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I've heard

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a sister that has used this. It was at another Dell workshop that I was at before and when she said this, it just it was very beautiful to me. She said

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when people ask me why do I wear my why do I cover why I wear hijab she says I tell them to do so I do so because I believe in Allah. And this hijab is an order of Allah in the Quran. And I am actually wearing and fulfilling a verse of the Quran by

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My hijab it's a beautiful thing for sisters to know that you're actually wearing

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a command from Allah Subhana Allah with the ANA, you are actually wearing a verse from the Quran as your obedience to Him, it's a very beautiful thing. So we've tried to redirect them to to hate insha Allah to Allah, these are things that I teach during the dowel workshop, and hopefully inshallah Anna, that's something we can have in the future, here at Epic being aligned to Anna, we can go on to do that. And then we can also continue there as part two, there's three, we can go on and on and on, to go deeper into the understandings of our because the Duat are like doctors, do we have any medical doctors in the room, medical doctors, raise your hand

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medical doctor, medical doctor, mashallah medical doctor, your job is what? To diagnose patients, and help heal them from the ailments that they are, are suffering from right. That's your job is to help people get better to to preserve life to do no harm things, et cetera, so on and so forth. You are trying to heal the body?

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How long did you have to go to school to become a doctor?

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Eight years, 10 years, and you have to keep going to school, right? Doctors have to keep going to school because the science of medicine changes. And it changes frequently. So doctors have to continue training until they don't meet them until they're not a doctor anymore. That was the same thing. And it is this it is this specialized. And it does take this much effort. Because as you are that you are trying to cure sicknesses of the soul, you are trying to cure sicknesses of the soul. So you must understand the sicknesses. You must understand the diseases, and you must learn how to diagnose patients.

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You can't spend all day with a person if I came to you as a, as a patient, do you have time to spend five hours with me? Going through all of my life history to find out why I have a sore throat? No, you asked me a few questions. You say okay.

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And then you diagnose me and give me something that will help me This is down, I find out what is keeping the person from Tawheed. That's my only job is I want to find out what is preventing this person from to hate. And then very quickly diagnose them and offer them a solution to their symptoms. Does that make sense? If a person says that they are a Baptist, Christian,

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what is keeping them from tell he

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the Trinity Jesus as God in the flesh is what's keeping them from Tawheed. So now I know my interactions with this person need to be based around this principle. Because if I can get it based around

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this principle, then I have helped them and I have diagnose them and I don't have hours and hours and hours to do so.

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Okay. Lastly, I want to give you one small little story, inspirational story and Chalong Tana then we'll wrap it up take a few questions.

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I was rereading this in in a book the other day.

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And it just reminded me

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of the love and the affection that Muslims are supposed to have for the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam wala he we cannot stress this enough. You cannot stress enough the love and affection that we are supposed to have for the Prophet Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam.

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How many of you know the name Bilal even Raba? Raise your hand. Bilal.

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Below was of the first in of the earliest. He was among the earliest companions of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And you all know the story of him suffering in the burning sun with a huge dawn on him for the simple fact that he was saying Allahu Ahad that Allah subhanho wa Taala is alone in one without a partner.

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Bilal also became beloved to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam he loved the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and Allah and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam loved him.

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He is also one whom the Prophet alayhi salatu salam promised him paradise. He told him that I heard your footsteps in Jannah in front of me. Mashallah.

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Bilal also became in Medina, the very first more other than to call the people to Salah.

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After the death of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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Billa left Medina

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shortly after the death of the Prophet salallahu Salam, he left Medina Do any of you know why he left Medina there were two reasons two reasons

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to main reasons why he left Medina Yasha

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he did not want the one of the reasons he did not want to be reminded of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam

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Every day it broke his heart. Everywhere he would walk in, in Medina, something would remind him of the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam in a way that pained him.

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Because he missed the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Secondly, he knew that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam had left the companions with the job of Dawa in the city of Medina was Muslim. So there was very little doubt that can be done. So he left did anybody know where he went?

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He went to the area of Hashem. He went to the Blessed lands of Sion, because the Prophet alayhi salatu salam spoke so much about the blessings of Shem and the people of Shem.

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He would return to the city of Medina, during the time of Hassan and Hussein

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as leadership of Medina, does anybody know why he returned? I'm telling this story just because it's one of my favorites mash on what's one of my favorites. Does anybody know why he returned to the city of Medina later on in his life

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he had a dream. And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam came to him in history.

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Now you know, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Anyone who dreams of me and you have seen me in a dream, you have truly seen me, because she upon cannot imitate me. He can imitate many of the things that he cannot imitate me. So if you see me in a dream, you have seen me and there are only a, you know, I A handfuls of people out of every generation, that have this distinct privilege of being visited by the prophet Lisa that was Ramana dreams.

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The Prophet alayhi salatu was Sam came to Bilal in his dream. And he asked him a question.

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This question breaks, it breaks me. What was the what was the question? He asked.

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Oh, Bilal, why haven't you visited me?

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Just imagine hearing this. He said, Oh, Bilal, have you visited me I miss you.

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I wish you would come and visit me. It's been too long.

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So Bill, I'll

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immediately left and went to the city of Medina to give his Salam to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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Upon arriving in the city of Medina, he was greeted by Hassan and Hussein. May Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with them and grant them the highest ringtone Jana, the beloved grandsons of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam members of his family

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who all have special pristine privilege. In Islam, we are supposed to have love for the feminine the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, we make dua for them in every one of our silhouettes. May Allah bless them and honor them. But they came to him and what did they ask him to do? They requested him to call the event. They said below, we haven't heard the event from you since the death of the Prophet salallahu Salam. So please call the event for us. And in the first he didn't want to do so, you know, they had to convince him but because of who they were, they convinced him to call the event. And he got up in the in the masjid of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Saddam and gave the call to

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Salah. You know what happened? The people who were around at the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam who was still alive, the older companions of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam who was still in Medina, they came pouring out into the streets, crying, tears running down their faces and wetting their beards and rushing and they rushed into the Masjid. There was a huge commotion of people just bombarding into the Masjid. Why? Because they thought maybe, maybe the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam is returned to us. Because that reminded them when they heard that call, it reminded them of the days of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and they came rushing into the masjid, looking to see if

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maybe, maybe by some chance, our beloved messengers come back to us. And when Bilbao saw that he couldn't take it anymore, and he left the city of Medina, he did not return, he did not return. This was the love and affection that the companions of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had for him.

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And that is the type of love we should have for him some Allahu alayhi wa sallam,

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because he loved us like that. He had genuine love for all of the Muslims.

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He said about us, us mean you us.

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He spoke about us, you know that. He was sitting with his companions one day.

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he said to them, I wish someday to meet my brothers.

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I wish someday to meet my brothers. And the Companions asked him or messenger of Allah, are we not your brothers? We're sitting right here with you

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If he said, No, you are my, as hard, you are my companions. He said, My brothers will come towards the end of time.

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They will come towards the end of time, and they will believe in me like you believe in me, even though they never have seen me. And the reward of one of them is like the reward of 50. And they said, 50, of who O Messenger of Allah 50 of us, or 50 of them, he said, 50 of you, meaning that the reward that they will have for following my sunnah, and obeying Me and obeying Allah the same way that you do, because from hearing me,

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they will get the reward equal to 50 of your rewards. And the orlimar have explained to us that the reason for the reward being so high is because these people whom the Prophet alayhi salatu salam we're speaking of will be worshipping Allah and following the Sunnah of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam with no why descending down to them, no, no messenger there to guide them and show them they will be following the example left to them in the Quran and in the books that have a hadith and they will be working to establish Islam from scratch. From the SEC the same way the Sahaba worked to establish Islam, so they will have this huge reward and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us from

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amongst those whom the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam said he wished to meet

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and we wish to meet him as well. And we're going to need it. I'll give you this final thing and we'll take questions on the day of judgment and this hadith is recorded al Bukhari

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on the Day of Judgment, it will be the worst day in the history of humanity. This is the hardest day.

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This is Yamo piano. This is Yan will hisab the day of reckoning. When we come out of our graves, the earth will be the earth will be shaking and being leveled flat, the seas will have caught on fire.

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The mountains are turning to dust, the stars are falling out of the sky, the sky itself is cracking into pieces. * has been brought forward. The sun is right over our heads, we will awake to the scene is this is what we will see upon resurrection.

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And we will, in our desperation, we will seek out Allah's first creation. Adam Alayhis Salam, and we will ask out a Malay serum to go to Allah and ask him to start the day of judgment, get this over with because the day that last 50,000 years, we will say oh Adam, go to Allah and ask him to start this Day of Judgment. Get it over with this is madness. What will Adam la ceramsite Does anybody know?

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He will say My Lord is angry today. He is angry like he has never been before and he is angry like he will never be again.

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I disobeyed my lord in the garden. knifes enough See, I don't care about anyone but myself. I have to account for that.

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He will say go to go to a to know at a certain go to No. So we go to

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ask him the same thing. He says the same thing. He will say that I used my dua because Allah gave every one of the NBA one dua that they could ask for anything they wanted and Allah would grant it to them one DUA and he will say I used my dua to destroy my own people. He asked Allah to destroy his nation for their for their disobedience and Allah answer them. He says I'm worried. Go to Ibrahim. We go to Ibrahim Ibrahim will say I lied about my wife. I left CFC I have my own problems. He will say go to Musa Musa will say I killed them in. I don't have anything I can help you with today. NFC NFC. Go to Isa, go to ISA and they will go to Isa will ask him. He will say they worship

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to me like I was Allah. They worship me like I was ALLAH Neff. CNF. See, I can help you. I'm worried about myself. Go to Muhammad Allah Azza wa sallam. So we go to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and ask him to intercede with Allah for us on our behalf? And what does he say? He doesn't reject this.

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He goes to Allah subhana wa to Allah and he makes such that for Allah for whatever period of time that Allah sees fit.

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And then he will tell him, come get up and ask me, whatever you wish. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, our messenger Muhammad at a Siddhartha was Sam said every prophet was given that one die in their lifetime, and every prophet before me used it. They used it in their lifetime, except for me, I'm not going to use mine. I'm going to save it for you.

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Think about how much our Prophet alayhi salatu salam went through, think about how much he suffered, how much he struggled watching his uncle die without Islam, watching his people turn against him, the battles and the wars and all of this. He still saved that

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for us. And Allah will tell him get up and ask anything you want and it'll be granted to you because he has that do I know. And what will that do are be for

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it'll be for us he'll say Almighty Almighty, my nation, my nation, forgive them, forgive my nation. And Allah subhana with Allah will forgive the minor sins of this ummah, based on the love of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam for you and I.

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So this is one of the reasons we're supposed to have this imminent love for our Prophet alayhi salatu salam more than we love our own soul, more than we love our fathers, our mothers, our children, we have to love the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and if you love someone that deeply if you love someone that deeply that love is shown and is visible in your actions. If you love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, more than you love your mother, more than you love your father, more than you love your children more than you have your own soul. It will show in your actions and in your speech. In the best way to show your love for the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam

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is to follow his example and follow his son because that's what he struggled for 23 years to give us a living embodiment and example of the Quran. He was the Sunnah.

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He was the Sunnah Aisha Radi Allahu Ana's was asked about the character of the Prophet. She said hola ko Holy Quran that his character was the Quran. He was a walking, living, breathing embodiment of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna. So we follow that example of the Prophet sallallahu. And it was said, now we will take some time for a few questions. Before I do so I want to remind you how many of you were not here at Juma today, raise your hand you didn't make it today. Okay, so I'll have to start from scratch.

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Outside on this table, right outside after the lecture, you'll you'll see a table with some DVDs. And today I brought six topics with me. This project I've been doing since 2007. And if you don't have to leave right now, please just give me three minutes because it distracts me when when people start moving around, just give me three minutes insha Allah Allah.

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I've been doing this project since 2007, to make DVDs and copy them about basic teachings of Islam, for different types of individuals, for atheists, for for Christians, which is my forte, that's my lane. That's my area of expertise, and things of that nature. And these DVDs have been effect have been have been efficient and effective. Because I know many people have contacted me, saying that they accepted Islam based on getting one of these DVDs. That's why I keep doing it. I don't care how many, I just care that it works. So we keep using it. And I have taken these DVDs, everywhere I've gone for the past 811 years, to help you and to employ you as a delivery service for the message of

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Islam for me, to help yourself. And to help me in sha Allah Allah. Because all you have to do is if you have a neighbor, who is a Christian,

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this is about the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and how they correlate to what we believe in the Quran. All you have to do is walk over there say, you know, I am your neighbor, and I have some some genuine love and affection for you as my neighbor and I would love to see you understand the purpose of your creation. So I'm giving you this video as a gift. If you watch it, it'll tell you a little bit about our religion, and what we believe about Jesus, peace be upon him. And if you have any questions, the individual in gives his contact details at the end of the video, you can get in touch with him, or you can ask me and I'll try to get them solved for you. Guess what, you've

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done your job. You've given the data, you've delivered the message, let me do the talking. This is what I do for a living as a professional I've chosen to do so. And when you do that, you get rewarded, and I get rewarded and if that person accepts Islam, masha Allah, that person will continue to rack up good deeds for you. If not, you will still be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala for delivering the message, and you can copy these there's no copyright on them. I don't believe you can copyright the truth. I could copyright it as my intellectual information. But I don't feel right copywriting that an hour. It doesn't belong to me. It belongs to Allah azza wa jal.

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So my policy is copy more. I don't have a copyright policy, I have a copy more policy. That means I want you to copy them and distribute them and helped me to earn I send that along with you. The six that I brought today are about the true gospel of Jesus. What is Jesus teach from the Bible that is in line with the Quran that we believe very similar things about Jesus peace be upon him

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Um, did Jesus die for our sins? This is talking about the,

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the topic of crucifixion and in the Bible, and how it was not a solution to the problem of the sins of humanity and what is this lemma to say about sin? The purpose of life very simple, what your life is all about? It is about the worship of Allah azza wa jal and why and how?

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This one has the top 10 reasons why Jesus cannot be God. This was a very popular video that I did with Eddie from the deen show, who is Muhammad Allah Azza wa sallam, what is their hate, and at the end, it shows a person how to accept Islam and take Shahada. This one's about the basis of Islam, the pillars of Eman explanation of them in clear simple English language, similar to what I just gave you what is Islam and who are Muslims. This last one is for Muslims. And for the youth. It is about the importance of Salah it is about the importance of the attachment of worship to your Creator. It is called pray before you're prayed for preyed upon pray before someone else is preying

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on you at your job as inshallah. So you can come and get these from me too after the talk. They're $15 each. And when you buy one, I go home, and I make two or three more than the ones that are extra I give away to non Muslims or I give to indigenous Dawa organizations that want to share the message of Islam in the English language like in in West Africa and other places.

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And one that is left over goes back on the table. So the project replicates itself. So you helped me to continue to spread the message of Dawa by buying one of these getting one of these a sadaqa jariya it will continue to benefit you after hopefully you and I are gone. If you want to give more than 15 Please do. So that will help me to continue to make more and share the message even more. And if you can't afford it, and you don't have it. Come and talk to me we'll get you on anyway and Charlo to Anna Baraka Lo Fi comm any questions about the subject that we talked about today? Raise your hand.

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Once again, we'll only this question intersection will only be for about five minutes long. So please, if you don't have an emergency need, don't leave because then I can't hear the person talking or it just strikes me and given the answer, but a low fee come Yes.

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When I talk to non Muslims, do I use the word Allah? Or do I use the word God? I interchange it some. But if I'm going to use the word God, I try to make sure I explain what the word God means to a Muslim. Because we cannot say this is a mistake and our that I hear so long, often.

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We cannot say that we worship the same God, as Christians, that's not appropriate to say. It is not appropriate to say that is actually a very dangerous statement that you have made. It is a very, very dangerous statement that you've made. Because if you say we worship the same God that Christians worship, that means that you worship Jesus, because Trinitarian Christians believe their God came down in the form of a man named Jesus Christ and was killed and sacrificed for their sins. That's not Allah Subhana Allah with Allah, we don't worship the same God as anyone else.

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There is no equation in any religion, that we worship, we worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because if they worship the same God that we worship, then they'd be Muslim. There'd be no need to give them down with no, we don't worship the same God, we have some similar ideas about the Creator, but we do not worship him the same. Understand. So I use it interchangeably, but I try to make them understand who Allah subhanaw taala is any more question? I'm gonna take two or three because as you can tell, this voice box is given up.

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Any more question? Yes?

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That's easy to deal with. So I have less problems

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with the like, I don't know, what would you do in delta delta situation when someone is just telling you that they just try to snap it didn't work out for them. So like, what's, what are we supposed to do? If someone said they tried Islam, but it didn't work out for them?

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First and foremost, I'd like to know what they tried out in Islam. What is it that didn't work for you particularly? No, no, no, I won't be able to get specific with you right now. Because you're a third party person. That's like me going to a doctor and say I have a friend who is sick. What should I give him? It's hard for the doctor to know without dealing with the patient. But what is it that didn't work out for the Muslim I need to know the problem that's keeping them from Islam. I'll even use that as a doubt. Sometimes I'll even ask people, someone if I asked you, you to become a Muslim right now what would stop you so I can know what is their barrier.

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But if you've tried and tried and tried to talk to this person and they're not coming around, guess what

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There's nothing you can do about it.

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There's nothing you can do about it. You cannot make someone worship Allah subhana width and it won't count anyway, you can put a gun to a person's head and say, Say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, they'll probably do it out of fear. But they don't want to be accepted by Allah subhanaw taala. That's why when they say Islam was spread by the sword, that'd be a very problematic thing, because the Islam when there's them won't be valid. accepting Islam under under under fear and threat is not accepting Islam.

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So you can talk to them and try and try to find out what's keeping them. You know, what, what bothered them about the religion that kept him away from Islam, and see if you can help with that. But if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. There's no magic pill, you understand? It's no magic. There's no magic pill for for that job. Well done. Two more questions that I'm wrapping up. Yes. But this one in that one? And we're done. One of the main questions I

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try to make argument that God, why does so many problems?

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If there is God, why is there evil? Yeah.

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People will ask atheists have you do question?

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If there is a God, then why is there evil in the world? It's number one, because there are people in the world. Number one, and those people have a free choice to do what's right or wrong. None of that is about the Creator. But

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if there were no evil, how would you know what good is?

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How would you even define good, there'd be no definition of good if there was not evil, this life is also a test. It is a test. It is a place where where

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it is shown what's good and bad. If there's no lightness, if there's no light you'll ever not ever know what Dark is, if there's no dark, you'll never know what light is. Things have to be weighed off one another. There is evil in the world, because there are people and people have a choice to make. And some people choose to do good things. And some people choose to do bad things. And a lot of the reason they asked this is because they feel there's no justice in the world. And that's not true. Because we as Muslims, do believe that there are people who are going to do evil their whole life, and never be held accountable for in this life. But that does not mean this world is unjust.

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Because those people who did not get held accountable for their evil in this life, they will be held accountable for in the next life. You understand, no one gets away with anything. No one ever gets away with anything. Because we as Muslims believe in akhira we believe in Africa. We believe all there is no real justice in this world anyway. There is no perfect justice that can be meted out by any human being on the face of this planet. It is only the justice that Allah Subhana Allah does. That is true justice. So there's evil because there's people in they're allowed to make a choice. They're allowed to make a choice. That's why and because of the fact that people do evil, we know

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good, we know who's good and who's not. If not, it'd be just a paradise. That's not the way it is.

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This is the last question because my voice is really gone. And I want to be able to have some tomorrow for the youth inshallah Isabella.

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We can start the conversation with people.

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it is hard to say because in this format, because there's no somewhat magic pill and everybody is a little bit different.

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But with Trinitarian Christianity, this is also something I teach in the Dawa workshop where we teach how to some some tips for each and every single type of belief. The problem with Trinitarian Christianity is the association of partners of the loss of Hanna with the audit of, of shirk.

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And its revolves around the personhood of Jesus. So if I'm dealing with a person who believes that Jesus is God in the flesh, Exodus, so on and so forth, then I will begin my basis on terrain that you say you believe God is one, I say, I believe God has one. But there is a difference between your one and my one. So I will discuss with them what it means that in simply that Jesus could not have been God, because God is this God is this God is this Jesus was not this was not this was not this. So there's a way to do that. But the simplest form is to say that we believe in Jesus, but we worship the the one who Jesus worshipped, Jesus worship God, He prayed to God, he said that God was

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better than himself, The Father is greater than I, he prayed to him in the garden of Gethsemane to protect them and deliver them from from the crucifixion or the cup, as they call it. So these two are not equal. So we we try to bring them towards out here, but again, they could go all the way and left right field with you. You have to kind of have some training in this idea. If you don't, then you simply deliver to them. What we believe as Muslims about Allah, enter hate and you have to leave it at that. If you cannot go farther into the discussion, you find someone who can or you say I will get back to you with this information. For instance, if you go to your

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