Why I am a Muslim

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hamdulillah was sent out to a Salaam our little Salida where it he was happy he met in

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LA go more often to LA here we're better get to

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how are you all this Miko what you can hear me right? I don't need to put it up, okay, because I don't know what you want to switch anymore. Hayden, it's a pleasure to be with you guys are having to learn a little bit and I mean, this is actually my first trip since March 2020, March 1 2020, I went home from California, and I had initially planned to take a month off and then in March 2020 anyway, because Ramadan was coming in April, and I knew I was going to be very busy and I had been traveling so much in 2018 2019, I was tired. So I told my wife, you know, like March we're going to take the month off, spend some time with family get some my other side businesses that I run focused

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again, because they're dying. And then I'll get back on the road in April in Chicago,

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that that month turned into 18. Very quickly, that two weeks to flatten the curve turned into 18 months and a whole bunch of stuff that I have to do to be able to travel now. But a handler here glad I mean, it's a pleasure to spend my first trip with you guys, I know I've been here a couple times. But hopefully in sha Allah who to Anna, it still have a means of benefit anyway,

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as the brother was saying, during the pandemic, I took a lot of what I was doing online, and kind of a rebirth of the data that I do to have a more holistic approach, especially to our youth. Because our youth, I believe, are not only the most important part of our community, but they are the most underserviced part of our community as well. We are losing them by the truckload. And there's a lot of efforts that need to be made because our youth Subhan Allah that that especially the youth of the West, who are mostly the children of immigrants, who are now first generation Muslims born and raised in this society, are going to share a huge, huge burden of carrying the deen forward and

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bridging the gap between the older generation and the indigenous populations that we find in the West. And it is so critical for our youth to have the identity of a Muslim while being allowed to live in the reality of the world they live in right now and know how to balance that. I think that is one of the most underserviced areas about community that I have seen over the past 15 years of traveling the globe. So I decided to spend a lot of my time in the pandemic, designing programs, designing initiatives, to focus on our youth to bring them back to the fold of being a proudly practicing Muslim, while also allowing them to be humans, and allowing them to grow and make

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mistakes and enjoy their life and hobbies and etc within the bounds of the Shetty jello time. Okay, I'm not going to rant about that anymore.

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But the whole point of that was to say that why I chose Islam as why I chose to share with the world The reason I do that is the exact same reason that I chose to become a Muslim in 1998. Because I found in it the answers to questions I had been searching for my entire life. And not only that, I find the answers I found proof of the answers. This is the thing that is always been missing from my journey. For any of you those of you saw my story about how the Bible led me to Islam. I when I left Christianity, it was because of the fragility of the proofs that were put forward. You know, it was because of the fragility of the proofs of the Bible and the fragility of the proofs of, of you know,

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the Holy Spirit and all of these things that caused me to leave Christianity and my one condition going forward. When I started to look into today's and when I started to look into Hinduism, when I started looking to Buddhism and and all of the other isms and and religions out there was I wanted proof. I remember my grandfather, telling me growing up, that the truth always comes with proof. So if someone says they're telling you the truth, ask them for the proof.

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And that was my litmus test going forward. When I studied Judaism and I wanted proof, I don't I don't want this. You just tell me something that makes me feel good, because that's what I spent the majority of my life being told in church. I wanted proof, tangible evidence. Because if what you say you believe is from the Creator of the heavens and earth, untampered with an adult and all of those things, then there will be tangible proof of it. There has to be because the world has tangible proof of the existence of a creator, right? The universe is tangible proof there are so many things around us and even the Quran tells us to look at

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inside of our own soul, our own bodies, I mean, just look at us, we are living proof of the existence of a design and a creator. So if he has a way of life, for mankind, that way of life for mankind must have some proof behind it. And it must be proof that is equivalent, with the Creator who sentiment, that means that proof would be perfect, because the nature of the Creator is that he is perfect, right? You wouldn't go to anyone who believes in God, most. Today, you'll find many weird things. Let me let me backtrack, you will not go to most people who say they believe in God, and not say that he's perfect. Even those who believe that God created and separated himself,

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meaning that he just created things like agnostics and deist. And he does not, you know, take care of what the way it just lets it go, he set it in motion like a top spinning, and this is going to go away and goes, even they will say that it was perfect. It is only us who destroy things. So if God is perfect, if the Creator is perfect, his religion would be perfect, the proofs that came with it would be perfect. Everything about it would just fall right into place. And I could not find that in the other religions, because

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they're man made their men made. And the evidence of that is the proofs, the documents, the writings, the books, all have mistakes, they all have discrepancies, they all have contradictions. Why? Because the nature of man is that just like, if God created something, it would be perfect. When man tries to create something it carries with it the imperfections of being inside of being human beings, and our flawed nature.

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So as you know, for those of you who have not seen my story, you'll get little pieces of it. I left religion altogether

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after doing these studies, which didn't take long, because as soon as I would, because I would go to look at documents of books I would go to look okay, let's look at the Vedas. And look at look at the Bhagavad Gita. Let's look at the you know, the Hindu texts and things that its nature. The moment I found something to be contradictory, a mistake, problematic. I walked away, I walked away, because if it is automatically if there's a mistake, this can't be from God. parts of it might be just like we as Muslims now believe that parts of the the Bible Christians read today could very well be the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we don't we don't know for sure, because we have nothing to

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prove it. So I left religion. Because when I read about Islam,

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I don't want to you know anybody to think that I didn't come across Islam I did. There was a book that said that Muslims worship the moon God who lived in a day in a box in the desert in Saudi Arabia, and that the greatest deed and a Muslim could do was to kill a non Muslim and he would get virgins when he went to heaven.

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I didn't need to know anything else, you know, I was it. Whatever, whatever religion is based off of that I'm all good. And I've never seen a Muslim anyway, in South Carolina and 1990 I'm like, I'm straight. There's no Muslims, coming to find out that I actually was born and raised across the street from a Masjid.

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And I never knew it. But when I was able to go to the machine for the first time in 1998,

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and the Imam gave a very beautiful device. It touched me, Michelle? What, when I went to him after the summer, and and asked him, cuz he started telling me about Islam. You know, how our dollar goes, you know, Islam is built on five pillars and six, six beliefs. And I said, Look, I just want to know, do you have some proof?

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I think, can you show me the proof? You know, like, Show me the money? You know, like, Where's the proof that your religion is what you say is, he smile? He's like, you know, he said, I got you. So he went and pulled the book off the shelf, and he handed it to me. And my first proof handed to me about the deen about Islam was the Quran. He said this is this is our proof. And then he started to tell me about the Quran. You know that it was revealed the price a little bit and and I've already had people try to presale me, you know, he's already trying. He's like, he's trying to load me up to go read this grant with a certain frame of mind and said, No, no, no, don't do that. Let me read

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this book. If it is what you say it is, it'll prove itself. This was this was the amount of certainty that I had that if God had a religion, it would be clear crystal for someone who was searching, so I took the put at home. And that was on a Friday evening. And I started reading it. And I remember reading sort of the front the hat.

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Well, first I remember reading it and realizing that the book was backwards. Because I was given one of those blue Noble Quran from Saudi and I opened it I'm like, I'm in the index. I'm at the I'm like, Whoa, some of us need to flip it over. Other reading the other way. So I opened up and and I read a lot the fact that All praise belongs to Allah Who is the Lord of all the worlds the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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The Master of the Day of Judgment, you alone do we worship and You alone? Do we seek our assistance, guidance to the straight path, the path of those who have earned your favor and not the path of those who have earned your anger nor those who have gone astray. As soon as I read that

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Jesus's prayer that he taught his disciples in the Bible came to mind Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and lead us you know, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for everything. There was such glaring similarities, like when I watched the message for the first time, and and when the king Jesse said that what you have said, and what we have is like, two rays from the same lamp. That was the feeling that I got reading sort of the fatty

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and then I turned over to salt the bucket.

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And the first verse matten had no meaning to me whatsoever. Mmm.

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The second verse is the reason I decided to look into Islam is the reason I decided to keep reading the weapon. It's could very well be the reason I'm a Muslim today is toto Baccarat. First two, this is the book.

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So if you understood how deep just that phrase alone,

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then this is the book and it's in. It's in such a

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powerful prose. That unlike Genoa, Allah is telling mankind, there is no hesitation in this statement. This is the book in it is no doubt. No crookedness. No strangeness, it's clear.

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And it will guide whosoever fears, the one who created them, and it will guide whoever has fear or has power who has consciousness of their God.

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For me, initially, that challenge made me angry, because I did not want to believe that Muslims can have any, even though this Imam gave a goodbye that day that was so beautiful, about the rock normal loss of Anahata that it touched me, there was no way I wanted to admit that, that Muslims whom I used to believe as a Christian would would would be the degette I believe that the MACD that we wait on now was going to be the jet you know and that Muslims are going to be the army of the jet. That's what I believed about you guys. That's what I heard. And that's what I just it sounded good and click together and there we go, that's the Antichrist.

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I did not want to believe that there's no way I've been looking all over for God. And I'm gonna find him with the Muslims who work with me they don't like this I have to figure out a way to disprove this book. But this book, Allah generalities, wisdom, made sure that that verse would be the first thing you read after Fatiha, this is a book there is no value in it. There's no doubt in it, there's no cooking this, there's no errors, there's no contradiction, there's nothing. And it will guide whomsoever has fear of me. So I started to read sort of the bacara with the intention that I'm going to find that thing that can tell me that Islam is wrong, that this book is not what it says it is.

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And so I keep reading and bump that up. And I come across another challenge, that if you have any doubts about this book, bring something like and call anyone you wish to help you. And when you fail, and you will fail.

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If and when you fail, you're gonna fail trying to replicate this book, then feed the fire who's fuelers man and stones? And then I find another challenge Had this been from any other than God, you would find in it contradictions. So very early on the Quran is challenging me intellectually. To this credit, no other religious book on the face of the planet Earth has this challenge. Because it would be very problematic. And if that challenge was there, you better believe scribes would have taken it out at some point. Because they played around with the texts. And then the book starts telling me about the family, the family of Iran, which starts talking about people I remember, I

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start reading about, you know, I start reading about Abraham, I start reading about Moosa, I start reading about the woods, I start and then I get to the stories of Jesus. And I'm like,

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Where has this been all this time, that pureness that I was looking for, from the lives of the NBA from the prophets lives, that they were the best of us, that they weren't example to be looked up to and to be followed and they were sent by God to guide mankind to how we should live our lives and put a standard in place that was missing from the Bible that was missing from everything else. I'm now finding in the Quran, that these men were exemplars. They were the best of us. They were appealing.

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Paragons of piety and virtue, something that we could, as feeble humans look up to, and try to aspire to be not people who had been taken and torn down to the level of us who were, in some cases in the Bible, the worst of us, you know, to make ourselves feel better. That's not what I was looking for I wanted, there's got to be an example.

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And so I finished the Quran in three days, I couldn't put it down. I couldn't, I was I was addictive, and I am somewhat of a speed reader in English, because you know, and there was a lot of things in the Quran that I kind of glazed over, because they don't make any sense to me as a non Muslim, a lot of the rulings that are calm, and I'm just like, Yo, I'm just I'm looking for more of these stories. And then I'm reading about the stories of

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Paradise and the stories of the hellfire. And then I get to the end of the book and starting like chapter 7172 73. And the horrors of the Day of Judgment are being put forward and

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even in the English language, which is a travesty from from from the anime. it's it's a it's a trends. It's not a translation, it's a it's a commentary at its very best and feeblest attempt, because you can't translate

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Semitic languages, they don't there's no verbatim translation. And if you do translate it verbatim, it makes very little sense in English, but by the time I had finished up for an

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All I could do was get down on my hands and knees like I had done previously, before, before I ended up leaving faith altogether, I had gotten down on my hands and knees, in my in my room alone, and said, God, look, I don't know what I'm doing here. But I'm extremely confused. If you want me to know the truth, you're going to have to help me.

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And here I am a couple, you know, years later, getting back down on my hands and knees, and saying, you know,

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my Lord who created me, I in a million years, I would have never expected to find you in a book possessed by Muslims. But I said I wanted guidance. And here I am. If you want me to be a Muslim, I'll be a Muslim. You know, I mean, like that's, that's it, I'm this, this, this, this touch to me. And I used to think that maybe I had done something, you know, reading it, giving it some diligence. 50,000 years before Allah Jalla decided to create anything, he had already written in a book with himself that I would be guided to slam on this day in this year at this place. It was chosen for me before I existed. So I just have to say what Henry left for that and lead tried to live a life to do

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as much gratitude to the one who created me for giving me that guidance because I was lost. So I went back to the machine. And

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I told the Imam I wanted to be a Muslim and he was like, you've been on a been gone for three days. I said yes. Because your book is what you say it is. I read it. He was like so you believe there's only one God I said, I've always believed there was only one God, I was just extremely confused with the whole Trinity. Paul had me like way out there in some no man's land. Nobody understands. Even Christians will tell you today. And I'm not saying this isn't so it's called the great mystery. God is a great mystery of the Trinity. No idea you're not supposed to know who he is. So I said yes, I believe there's only one God. He said, that's good. You also have to believe in the Prophet Muhammad

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peace be upon him. So I have a few books about the Prophet Mohammed if you would like to send them in and I said, I have one question for you about the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. You answered this question I need to know what I need to know about him. He said What is that? I said that he gave us this book.

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I said Is he the one who delivered the plan to assisted yes I said that he is who he says he's

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similar as that couldn't write. If the book is truth than the messenger who conveyed His truth I'll be a Muslim so I took my Shahada then but I took it again the following Friday in December of 1998 and and started my journey of becoming a Muslim and getting involved in what is known as our pasta lithiation and sharing the message of Islam around the world. But why I chose Islam is because not only could I establish a relationship with the one who created me but I had proof to back it up and that's a that's a super super super solid feeling. super solid feeling when you when you can say something and you know with no doubt no hesitation that is actual facts. It's it's that's what you

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gave. Honor, dignity. That's where you don't mind telling it to anyone because I can back it up. You know how we are how our children are. I have three Masha Allah. If they tell you they've done something, they haven't really done it and you ask him, okay, well show me that. Then they're kind of scurrying around. They're like, yeah, they're hiding in the corners. But if they've cleaned their room and they know it's clean, they're coming to stand in front of you. Like Come look, look, I clean my room, one time a month and you do it because they know they have something to back it up with. That's the honor that Islam gave me.

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To be able to tell other people about it, when I knew that it was the immutable truth, the immutable truth. And let me tell you, brothers and sisters, the Quran is the foundational basis for that truth and that religion, it's the one thing that cannot be challenged. Muslims can be challenged because we are people. We are humans, we do all kinds of things. We are not the best exemplars of Islam all the time. You know, a lot of people say, you know, look at Islam, not at the Muslims.

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We are not perfect people. But that put in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is immutable. It is a miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is not only the proof of our Islam, it is the proof of prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. He said, some of the law it was sent them but every prophet was sent with proof to prove to their people whom they work, many prophets were sent with miracles, all kinds of miracles are prophets, Allah seldom did miracles as well. But he said the proof that Allah sent to me with is the parameter. That is the proof that Allah sent to me with

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it is the one miraculous book until the Muslims decide to drop it from their hearts, it can never be eradicated off the face of this earth, never be eradicated.

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I remember I watched part of the movie, I was on a plane one time, and there was this movie called Eli,

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one of you might have ever seen his books, movies and Denzel Washington movie. Anyway, it was you know, the, the apocalypse times that come and, and Eli was blind. But you know, he was trying to preserve the last copy of the Bible, he had memorized it, because all the other books had been destroyed. And there was this one place in San Francisco was like they were collecting anyone who had copies of books bring it to us, so we can preserve it, and he had to memorize it in and it was such a the whole movie was about him trying to preserve the Bible and get it to this place because he was the last person on earth who had it and I'm thinking you know, like the Quran would have been

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the first book they would have put nothing, because you could destroy every copy of the plan today and we would have millions back in print tomorrow afternoon, somehow, but how many have files that we have and it will be checked and triple check and quadruple check, there will not be a mistake that come out of it name any of the book on the face of the planet earth that has this miraculous nature that if you destroyed every living existing copy tomorrow, they could reproduce it like that supernova. And to me that has been always approved for me that I fallen in love with over and over and over and over again.

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When

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I first started to research into the Quran, and how it was revealed because there are unfortunately I'm just gonna mention this as a side note, there has been you know, a very collected effort

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you know, against the Quran and things of that nature by orientis, etc thing and they and they've been they've all failed. And once I decided to look into the plan, the method of its revelation, the method which compilation, the method of how we know what was said is actually what was said

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it's it's such a beautiful thing that we can sit down the teacher that I have in Minneapolis with hamdulillah His name is Chef what needed to be lmdc. After the logo, Diana who knows all Jin Yara along with for the for unlike the for irregular ones, and all the way with beautiful chains back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the words he's reciting to me, he can quote it by saying, I heard from so and so who heard from so and so who heard from so and so who was who heard from the Prophet Mohammed sama while it was said them that Allah says this beauty of this that we can trace back and say, I know that when I read Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil alameen that murghab said

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this because I can tell you, every single person who heard it from him who heard it from them, we know their life, we know their example, we know who they were, we know who their family were, we know about their piety, women and their uprightness.

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It is such a beautiful thing to have this, this kind of honor. But another reason why I'm so happy that I chose Islam is because

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the relationship that a Muslim has with their Creator, is the relationship that he wants them to have with him.

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Let me let me re emphasize that so you understand where I'm heading with this. The relationship that a Muslim has with the one who created them, is the relationship that he wants them to have with him. Whereas with every other world religion, it's the relationship that the creation wants to have with the Creator. They have decided how their relationship with the creator will be and they have based their religion upon that. So they have designed the way that they're going to interact with the one who created them. And that never made a lot of sense to me.

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Never made a lot of sense to me. That's like handing someone you know, a brand new technology that no one has ever used before. And giving no instruction manual where they just figure it out. Just figure it out, yeah, you'll you'll get it eventually just keep pushing buttons, eventually something's gonna work. And then if that does try another combination, and just keep fixing and working it, I said, if the creator if our Creator created us, and He wants us to worship Him, and that's his desire for us to worship him, then he must tell us how to worship Him. It's only logical justice, that how can he punish us for worshiping Him improperly, if he did not give us the right

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way to do so. And that was clear cut and evident. This is the beauty of Islam is that it simplifies for us and hamdulillah the relationship that we have with the credo Allah subhanho wa Taala. That number one,

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if you know nothing else, base that relationship upon hate. If you know nothing else, base that relationship upon their hate and Allah subhanho wa Taala alone and never let that go. Even if you lose everything else, never let go of that relationship upon her hate. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said at the end of time, there would be people who would be around what they would not pray, they would not fast, they would not give charity they would not even recite the Quran because it would not have existed on earth anymore. Hajj will have been abandoned. Alma will have been abandoned. Mecca is abandoned Medina is abandoned wild animals run through my Masjid and urinate on

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my minbar he said all of this. He said the only thing that will be left with those people towards the end of time is the statement La Ilaha Ma

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and the companions as the Prophet sallallahu he was sending him What good is that statement going to do with him with no Salah knows no nothing else. He said it will take them to paradise.

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The weight of that statement will take them to paradise because the generations before them are the ones who have been in the salon it got he got to this point but those people because of their just holding on to this to hate, they will go to Paradise. And then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said a man on the day of judgment will be brought who had done so many things that he will have 99 huge scrolls like you know we're talking big gigantic wheels have written since 99 of them he will have

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and he's standing there on the Day of Judgment waiting to be because Amazon is out every one of us will have the weight of the museum no one is going to be free from that your good deeds we put on one side your bad knees are put up be put on the other side and according to the weight of them to be tip Allah Subhana Allah will make his judgment so this man is just sitting there waiting to be thrown into Jannah he has no I don't have anything I have 99 scrolls of bad needs it's over I might as well just go with myself in no but as they are bringing his scrolls up to place them on the scale the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that a card will fall out a little card will fall out and hit

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the ground

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and they will pick up that card and on that card will be written the statement let you know

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that's it. That's all he's gotten. So Allah subhana wa tada says put the scrolls on the bad side and put that card on his good deeds.

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And he's thinking to himself, you know when

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was this card gonna do has no weight to it. So they placed the bad deeds on the side in the scale of tips heavy on that side, and they placed the card on the good side, and slowly the balances tip and then they tilt in his favor.

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And Allah tells him because of your firmness. Upon that statements, he met you we don't know the conditions of the man, he might have been raised in a very hard and rough time surrounded by so much fitness so much oppression and we don't know what he might have went through. But he never let go of La la la. So because of that, Lawson's to paradise. So first and foremost, the reason why I chose this lamb is because that toe heat is so pure. It's so simple, that I can even explain it to my I've explained it to all my children from a very young age, that there's one God and there's nothing else like him. Okay, that's very simple. It's simple to understand. And as long as we can hold on to

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that, not only does it guarantee us entry into paradise, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said there's not a single person who dies, that has even the the amount of faith in their heart the size of a mustard seed of tell Hayden, but they, they will go to Paradise, they will go to Paradise. So not only does it guarantee our entry into paradise, but it gives us the foundation upon which we can establish a relationship with the Creator. That everything we do with regards to the relationship of the Creator has to be right

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deleted upon tawheed. If it violates any principle of terrain in the slightest, it is not worship for Allah subhanho wa Taala is innovation. It's a very simple litmus test to what we should do and what we should not do. If it violates any principle of tawheed in any way, shape, or form or fashion. We get rid of it, it's gone, it's out the door. But not only that,

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but you get to have

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an in depth, personal relationship with the one who created you what is based upon his design, like a lot of religions focus on, you know, the personal relationship with the Creator, like Christianity went so far, Paul went so far as to make the personal relationship with the creator supreme and toss out all the rules, just whatever relationship you have with God, that's your personal relationship with Him. And that's good, that's fine. That's okay. That's why there's so many different variations and branches, etc. But when you stick upon your head, you develop a personal relationship with the creator in the sense that number one, you understand that he is he and he alone and every act of

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worship should be directed towards him. This is what is known as Tokido layyah that Allah is the only healer, therefore he deserves the right to be worshipped. For instance.

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Let's just take this little zoom recorder right here. Can this be an ela?

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Yes or no? Can I make this in?

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Yes, I can. The word ILA means anything that's given worship. Anything that you worship that you believe has some supernatural abilities to bring you harm or do good for you. It is considered a land, this ball of water can be many things are made elect the Cross has made an either Jesus made it either mood has made an illness, they make so many, so many.

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The Meccans had what over 360 different gods in the gods,

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but they can never be alone

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can never be Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we say Allah, we are saying the only Illa La Ilaha there is no Illa Illa Allah except the most apparent with that everything else is false worship. So we established that under here with Allah, Allah Allah, that we are giving him his rights that is due upon him. And do you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He told me I've been given he said yeah more Do you know what the rights of Allah is upon slaves?

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He said yeah rasulillah

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Lotus suitable Adam Allah His Messenger know best he said the right of Allah upon his slaves isn't they worship him with with to hate the way he created them to

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not create mankind engine Ileana burden but the worship Me and then he said yeah more. Do you know what the right that Allah know that the slave has upon Allah and yam was that? I don't know. A lot is missing no matter what right? Can we have on Allah? He created us he gives us everything. What right could we have on him? He said Allah has given his slave the rights upon him that if he worship if they worship him with the hate, he will not punish them.

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You will not punish them. So Pamela, that is how she written Islam is with monotheism, there is no monotheistic religion, on the face of the earth, like Islam, the purest form of worshiping one God and then with 13 will be

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it gives comfort in console and console to the soul and heart. Why? Because when you study a rule will be of Allah subhanho wa Taala and when you really concept in your mind, that Allah is Rob and what that means you start wherever you are.

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Because if Allah Islam, he's in control. When Allah introduces himself in the Quran, what does he say? Alhamdulillah Allah be the end. I mean, his first attribute he mentions to mankind is that he's Rob, because Rob means that he controls everything.

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Felicia in other upon all things, he is capable and powerful. That means if I eat today, it's because Allah is wrong. And he is fed to me, if I breathe air is because Allah is Rob and he's made it possible for me to do so. Why is the sky blue? There's a scientific reason, but it's because a lot is rubbish. The only thing scientists have figured out is how Allah Subhana without a did it.

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Some of his process of creation. That's why I like studying science and physics. It gives you kind of some intimate understanding of the process which allows a panel with other creates, why is water wet? We're not going to have that discussion is water which are nuts. Why? Why does water have the properties of water because why is the earth balanced in its position, around the sun to where its entire orbit, it never goes too far away, or too close to where human life cannot exist anymore because Allah is wrong. And he and he holds it.

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In that position, you can you can call it gravity, you can call it whatever you want to call it. This is the power of a monster panel with that. When you understand that, brothers and sisters you start worrying about

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The mundane things that are outside of your control, you let it go. Because you realize, if it's outside of my control, if there's not something I can physically do about it right now. Then it's in Allah subhanho wa Taala at his hands and he's up, it will be what he wants it to be.

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That is what is known as having Sakina tranquility. She's not stressed anymore about things and things that used to bug you, you learn. One of the ways anybody who's watched my my stuff over the past 18 months know that I have started to reveal a lot about my personal life that I felt was of a benefit. Now that I've been at this hour for a very long time.

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And that I suffered from anxiety from from childhood trauma, I suffered from panic attacks, studying the Ruby of Allah subhanho wa Taala helped me get over all of it. Because anxiety is an excess worry that becomes uncontrollable, that leads to panic and leads to you feel like the world is crumbling down the Angel of Death is coming for you. But when you learn that Allah subhanho wa Taala is

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willing to let it go. I can't there's nothing I could do about it. So the rule will be of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a proof of the religion about Islam and then to take that worship a little bit further because this is why one of the proofs that I why I accepted Islam because it's it's so

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scientific and codify it I don't have to go and try to figure anything out. It's all there for us in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadith

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that

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halal is haram and Hara halaal is clear and Haram is clear. I have left you on a straight path. It's de is like it's night distinguishable from one another. He said there is nothing that would bring you closer to Allah, but I commanded you to do it already. There is nothing that would take you away from Allah, except that I have already forbidden for you to just stay on that straight path in follow. He told us that I left you with everything, everything that I could have given you, I gave to you. So stay upon that street and clear path.

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When you understand the terrain of Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, when regard to his asthma, Wallasey fact, his names in his attributes that humans will leave alone for a moment, the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. All we say about them is that we confirm them, we do not try to interpret them. And we say that they are not like the creation. Simple as that. When we leave, we kind of leave that there anything else we're getting very esoteric, which takes very dangerous roads, but about the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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There is a difference between standing for Salah, praying to Allah

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knowing that he's Europe, that He created you okay? Then standing and praying Salah in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala knowing that not only is Europe he is so mirror, when you recite and you ask him he's hearing you he's listening to everything. He's listening to things that you say and things that you don't say, when you know that you're standing in front of Albacete, who sees you who's watching you,

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who sees not only your physical form, but sees to the deepest depths of your heart, the no one but you knows

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when you are standing in front of Allah, after having committed a sin or a misdeed, and you know you're standing in front of Allah for Allah Rahman AR Rahim, Allah would do a lot if

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it gives you hope.

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That these sins that you're pulling out to your Lord, he's going to take them in released you from that a different level. When you are standing in the streets and doing something you know you shouldn't be doing and then you remind yourself that was his his alibi city scene but also Allah subhanho wa Taala is the swift he is the judge. He is the just,

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it takes your worship from Allah subhanho wa to add it to being just from being from from just ritual, ritual acts that we perform, to actually a bad, a bad because you're doing it with a heart that is it presence. You're doing it with a mind that is present, you're doing it with a soul that is present and understands whom it's speaking to understand whom it's communicating with whom it's standing in front of. And there is no more beauty than that brothers and sisters, no more beautiful relationship than the one that you have the one who creates

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no more beautiful relationship because no one in this life, your mother who gave you birth, your father who raised you, your your wife, or your husband who knows you in and out, no one knows you like Allah subhanho wa Taala knows you.

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When you grasp that, you're quick to take things to him, because you become to realize that he already knows. He already knows that he already knows what I was going to do, how I was going to do it. He knows the outcome of my

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Life so there is no better communication I can have with this issue than Allah subhanho wa Taala

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This is a wisdom that you will find that Adam alayhis salam when when Allah subhanho wa Taala kicked him and Eve out of the garden. When they ate from the tree they weren't supposed to eat from his, you'll find this interesting gimmicky theater of Surah Baqarah verse 30, in those few verses after that Adam asked Allah subhanho wa Taala Our Father, are the first of us made such a beautiful decision right here. He said, My Lord, did you not create me with your own two hands? And Allah said, Yes, I did. He said, Did you not breathe in to be the breath of life and cause me to live? He said, Yes. He said, then when I sneeze, because the first thing when Adam became alive, he sneezed.

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And did you not say your homework Allah, may Allah have mercy upon you said, Yes, I did.

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Then Adam said, when you created me and my wife and placed us in this garden, and you told us not to eat from this tree, then you already know we were going to do it anyway.

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See the wisdom of Adam and s&m? This is what made Adam so much greater than anything, Allah Subhana without ever created, because he was able to rationale this, this relationship that he had with the loss of handling time. He said, Yes, I knew you were going to do it anyway.

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You see a lot new. every sin brother or sister that you ever going to commit in your life, Allah has already written it down and knows that you're going to do it knows you're going to do it.

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He said, so then can you not forgive me for that which you already knew I was going to do? And Allah said, Yes. And then he taught them say, my, my Lord, I've wronged my own soul. Because our misdeeds do no harm to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We cannot take anything, even if every human being on planet earth stop worshipping Allah in sync right now. It would not detract from the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala, whatsoever. It will not reduce his power whatsoever. He can erase all of us, in an instance now like we never existed.

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The point of that relationship is what you're going to do with it. That sin nature that we have. as Muslims, we look at it very differently than Christianity does. Christianity looks at it as born into us, like every child is born with sin, because of why Catholics must be baptized. If they believe even if a child is not baptized and dies, it goes to him, because it dies when that same nature. as Muslims, we believe that that sin nature is developed as we become mature, that we're not even responsible for any of that until we reach maturity.

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But that relationship is synonymous amongst every human being. Every human being that is ever on the face of this earth besides the ambia Allah Subhana Allah clean them, they all of us have and will commit sin.

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Without that sin, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If you did not commit since Allah subhanho wa Taala will erase you. All he would get rid of you all have mankind as they are now. And he would recreate another species of people who would commit sins, and then repent to him so he can forgive them.

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This is why I love Islam so much, because it puts huge emphasis on the relationship of the Creator. And the relationship with his flawed creation. A perfect creator and a flawed creation. This has always been a sticking point of many religions is how to reconcile the perfect creator with flawed creation and how to link how the two can ever meet up. Allah subhana wa, tada taught us with the first of us that you're going to sin. It's part of who you are, and I know you're going to do it. But those of you who turn back to me, my Lord, I've long known so if you don't have mercy on me, and forgive me, I'll surely be one of the losers, then I can show my strongest power.

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Because yes, Allah Subhana without is so powerful in what he created. I mean, there are things out there in creation, that that astronomers and physicists have discovered that will blow your mind. There are planets out there that are so dense, that if you filled the dirt from one of them in there, the material from one of the in this cup, it would be too heavy for any human being or machinery to ever pick up.

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So Allah is powerful. And that is clearly seen. But true power, true power that gives a lot out of the right to be in is that he creates human beings that he know is going to sin against him. But there are going to be those who turn around and ask Him to forgive them. And even though he has the right to punish them still one sin, Allah has every right. Our creator has every right to throw you into hell forever. And you could not complain because you were created to worship Allah, anything that you do beyond that he has the right to take his revenge. He created you. He feeds you. He gives you a

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makes your heart that you're in debt every single day. But Allah, Allah, Allah says, If you turn to me and asked me to forgive you, He will forgive us. That is supreme power, when you have the right to punish, when you have every capability to punish, and yet you choose to forgive and be merciful, and show leniency is the true power of the Creator that we worship simpatico with. And we depend on that our very existence depends upon that mercy, or hate to cut off that mercy to mankind, even for a moment, we would all be doomed, we will all be doing, we will stop our existence like this, kind of this is the relationship that gives supreme proof of the Creator and all of this, all of this to

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follow back full circle, then I'll give you one little small thing and then we'll wrap it up and take some questions in chat along with an

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all of this circles back to around to how do we know any of this?

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All of this, I just spent the past what 30 minutes talking about how do we know any of these?

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How do we know any of it? How did I know any of this that I just talked to you about?

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It goes right back to the plan

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comes full circle. It comes full circle to all of these things come back to the end, even when it comes to the ad. Because Allah, Allah told our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have revealed the Book to us so that you can explain it to them. And that which they differ, and he told us obey Allah and obey His Messenger, if you wish to obtain mercy, etc, so on and so forth. So it comes back full circle, that this one, this beautiful book that we have this beautiful column, Allah gives us all of this depth and breadth of information of not only the existence of our Creator, but how he wants us to have a relationship with him. The guidebook on how we should have a relationship with

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him is in the plan. And very easily, I'm going to make a fifth one on one for all of our youth. I'm sure all of us older when we know this, Michelle, you don't need nothing, you got this.

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But sit one on one. When it comes to your dunya especially for our youth, the default ruling of your life, is that everything in this world is permissible.

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in your daily life, everything in this world is permissible, unless you can find clear evidence from the Quran, or the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. That is impermissible. That's the default ruling. That is that is clearly known by any basic level students of Shetty and things of this nature, and also the fact that the default ruling is that is permissible.

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If there's no like, like saying, is it permissible to have one of these things? Well, if you can't prove this not permissible, is permissible by default. Unfortunately, we as Muslims, we look for the impermissible we try to make things impermissible. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam actually told his companions not to do that, you know, that they kept asking him questions about is this hetalia? He said, Look, stop asking me these things. He actually told him Stop asking me how long the Haram questions, because if you ask me, I become obligated to tell you, and when I tell you, it becomes mandatory upon you. So stop asking, if Allah reveals something at hand in life, he doesn't let it

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go. He even said about the silhouette. He said, I would have told you to use the wax before every silhouette, except I am afraid that it would have become an obligation, Allah would have made it obligatory, and the Salah would have been made hard on you and difficult.

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So the default ruling of your life is things are permissible, unless there's black and white clear evidence that they're not permissible. So we need to stop making our lives extra hard. By looking you know, like I've seen brothers in the grocery store, they're looking at ingredients, and now they are googling chemical components that are Google to other chemical components. And they're like, I'm like, Whoa,

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this is rough. I mean, may Allah bless you for your intent to make sure that you didn't take nothing but Hello, but you also don't don't don't tell anybody else to do this, though. This is too much. This is beyond your capacity. Don't have any evidence for this. Yes.

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There was some new Muslims who had come to the Prophet sallallahu he was selling them and they had brought meat but they had slaughtered and I shall have the Allahu Allah wa our mother who was very intellectual Masha Allah May Allah bless and grant to have the highest ranks of paradise. She asked the Prophet sallallahu wasallam Can we eat this food from them? There are new Muslims they might not understand the rulings of the leader. Right? So what did the Prophet do when he started grilling them the way we do? Yeah, he How was this what would you do? Which way was the knife? Who did it? What's your name? What's your parents name? When did you enter Islam Shahada Okay, what is the five

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pillars? What? No, he told Asia they are Muslims say Bismillah immediate default ruling if it's given to you by a Muslim symbol and eat that. Now I know we have that big debate here about stunden understand that

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Scholarly debate Masha Allah if you were up on those scholarly debates and choose that based on scholarly references May Allah bless you. But if you're a layman and you don't know no better in the sign on the outside says head and guess what it's allowed for you if it doesn't end up being Hillel that's on the owner and whoever put the sign up and whoever killed the me so that's all for you it's for you. It's just like I'm trying to explain to our youth and they cannot wrap their head around this when it comes to fit that there can be two opposing opinions about a matter from the earlier man. And they both right

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did you know that's possible, you can go to a scholar about an issue and he can tell you that based on my head, this is how you can go to another scholar and we shouldn't do this as photoshopping but you could go to another scholar let's just say another brother goes to another scholar who asked him the exact same question he says based on my age to head this is the person who asked the scholar instead it was hot, it's hot on for them if they trust the person who they asked the person who asked and got the head out it's wrong for them. So it can be both head on for you and head out for them. And you both be doing the right thing. But our problem is that Nope, nope. We all you have to

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you have to do what I'm doing. If you don't agree with my you know, that's it, you're off of it. We can we can have those understandings. So everything in your daily life is Hello. Enjoy your life. Make sure though you are checking the rulings of permissibility about matters you're not sure, just check, just check. But when it comes to your deen when it comes to the way you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala when it comes to your Salah, when it comes to music, when it comes to your Hajj, when it comes to your fasting, everything is impermissible. All of it. Everything is impermissible unless you can find evidence from the Quran or the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that

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that is permissible. The default ruling is that it's all haram because we safeguard the relationship with the most dependable What if you cannot, if there's something you do, that you feel brings you closer to Allah or service is servitude to him in some way is worship to him in some way, is Vicar in some way. Please, for the sake of Allah, make sure that you can find some evidence in the Quran, or in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam or his companions statements that say that this was done. And if not, leave it alone. Leave it alone. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said was more important to him. Though war he said the most evil of actions or innovations

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was shovel or more remote data to have a column of data and data and every innovation is a bit of a cooler bit in the water and every bit is a is a misguidance wakulla Dalton finol and every single misguidance goes to hell. We have to be very, very careful about the things that we put into our religion. Be very careful to make sure you have some sound evidence I don't care how long you've been doing. I don't care how long it's been done, check these things because this is super important, super, super important. Once I think it was a it was either a best or I didn't mess

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off top my head I can't remember. He came into the matter to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and we'll wrap it up with this channel. So you can ask some questions. He came to the Prophet sallallahu he came into the message of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he saw a man from the tablet aim with the best generation after the companions the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said the best generation is my generation so millennia Luna whom with whom Allah Dini alone, and then those who come after them, and then those who come after them and he stopped.

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So this is the tablet, they met and saw companions all day every day. He saw him doing tests B,

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test B,

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you know, Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah but the way he was counting his test B, I'm not making a ruling about qasmi here I'm just giving you an example of how they saw things. He was doing it by moving rocks from one pile to the next Subhan Allah subhana wa sub so he could keep

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the companion came to him. I don't want to claim it wrongly. If you suddenly remember the story, you know, I think it was in Minnesota. I'm doing it in, I think was in Minnesota. He came in said, we'll be too you. Won't be to you. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam hasn't long left us. Like literally His body is very right over there. We didn't do that very long ago. And he said, and you have already left the religion.

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You've already left the religion. That to them was such a massive thing, that the Dean was so pure. It was so pristine. It was so perfect. That adding things to it to name was tantamount to destroying its entirety, leaving it in its entirety. If they saw us

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if they saw us now, might Allah help us?

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They would know that Omar Abdullah was right when he told the Prophet sallallahu he was sending him when the verse Elio might come up to Lacan Dino calm was revealed.

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Obama was standing right there, and he started crying. And he said, O Messenger of Allah, nothing comes after perfection except that which will destroy it. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, You have indeed spoken the truth. That was a crying point to them that after this, this is it. This is the pinnacle. This is as good as it'll ever be. After this is down here, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said every generation after him would be exceedingly worse, until the last generation of humanity was the worst that ever walked in the face of this earth and that is who the day of judgment will be fall upon. That so the Day of Judgment befall upon Allah protect us from

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ever being around during those days because there will be no Muslims left, because one of the final signs of the judgement is the the Doohan the smoke, they will come and take the soul

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of anyone who has any ounce of demand in their heart low come and take them to not have to witness those times on those days. But why I chose Islam is because he's everything that a human being could want or need to have a relationship with the creator in this life, and a guidance and a direction and guidance and a direction as Allah subhanho wa Taala told him that in sort of recon that we revealed this procon as the criterion between right and wrong and a guidance for mankind. Well, who then Lin se but you need the Miller who the word for can we have centered as a guidance for mankind, a criteria between right and wrong, and a proof of that guidance from Soto for upon so we have

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everything that we could ever need, everything that could ever be needed. And the only thing that we have to do is live it and follow it and enhance our lives through it, enhance our life through it. If you want to go out and be the most successful engineer this ever on the face of this earth do that, Mashallah we need them we need we need your talents, serve the world and serve Allah subhanho wa Taala. And whatever field you want to be in sports, whatever it is, as long as it's permissible, you can have the best of both, you can have the best of both Allah commanded as Robin Athena for dunya has another fella karate has an opinion. And some of the best of this world is to have things

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to enjoy your life. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said of the best of this life, you might know what he said would be the best of this life. If it was given to you. He's speaking to the brothers By the way, I can go for the sisters as well. He said, right, his wife said if a law grants you a righteous wife, he's going to do the best of this dunya

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because anyone who has been married for long enough knows, but there's one that your wife can make your life Jen.

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We'll leave that there.

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But also, he said of this world, some of the benefits to have a spacious home to have a big home is was one of the beauties that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives to some of his slaves to have a big house and spacious is his iPhone log gentlemen, enjoy it, but it's these permissible things, our youth Subhanallah they need us, they need us.

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The US sitting around here today are going to be the elders of tomorrow. If we want these these edifices that we've erected in the West, to still be here, servicing our good deeds, when we're dead in our ground, and I've helped build a number of massage around the world. I'm like, bro, you got to get the youth in here. Because I'm, and part of it is me being greedy. I want the good deeds, I want this place to still be open when I'm buried in the ground. So the good deeds can still be coming my way. If you want to see that, then we need to start putting some love in the youth for the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his religion, that is, is is is on on their level, speaking their

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language, addressing their needs, addressing their issues, addressing the topics that they cannot get answered from anyone else. because let me tell you, brothers and sisters, if you don't want to answer them, there are people who are going to answer their questions. And their their answers are going to be devastating to the developing mind, body and soul of our youth to their faith to their to their heart to their mind, we need to be tackling these issues. And that's one project that I've taken on as being the brother we're talking on the drive here that I've started to start to tackle pedal issues, because I've been around long enough that I just don't really care anymore. I don't

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care what people say about me anymore, you know, like it is what it is I'm going to do what I feel like is going to be the most beneficial for my time and effort put in. Because now that I've cracked 40 for those of you over 40 you realize when you crack for you, you start looking at time differently. You start looking at you start quantifying time differently. Now it's like how much good Can I get out of this, I want to try to squeeze as much good out of this little bit of time that I might have left because I'm on the back half now.

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So I'm trying to do things that I think will be beneficial and I cannot find anything more beneficial than reaching our youth.

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Because if the next generation if you guys you older guys like me, if you take what I say it might benefit me for another 10 1520 years and they will put you in the ground. It has done these youth. If they catch on to something that I do or I say and they carry it with them for the next 40 5060 years. I've hadn't really let him out. I mean that's just racking up the scale. So

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I'm trying to reach our youth because they need us. They need us. I want them to be the next leaders. I want the indigenous born Muslims in the United Kingdom and in Europe, in Australia in America to become the next leaders of Islam in these in these places, because they will take Islam farther than we can ever have imagined. Because they're born and raised here. They understand how everybody thinks they understand how the system works, they understand the good, the bad, the ugly, they've seen it all. If they can hold on to their Deen and become the leaders of the community, they'll do things like you and I have no capabilities of doing in sha Allah, Who to Allah, but we

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have to serve as our communities have to service that in a way that will be holistic to them in a way that is going to help their life because their life is not like your life. Their life is not like your life. I was just talking about my story about something that happened to me after becoming a Muslim on my last podcast. I don't know if any, any of you might have seen it. I have a podcast that I run on on YouTube. It's called the reflection podcast. And I was talking about having to go call someone on a payphone from from a beeper. That was my youth, you know, some I paged me and I need to go to a payphone. And I'm like, No, no, no, almost none of my audiences, I deal with this,

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they can't relate to that, again, understand that. So we need to try to make sure we speak into our youth in a language they understand in a way that they understand giving them the space to grow, giving them the space to make mistakes, because you made plenty of them as your youth as well. And now you're expecting that. I don't know if we are trying to make up for our misspent youth by making our children perfect, but it's not going to, it's not going to make up for your mistakes as a young person by trying to hold your children to perfection. You have to allow them to learn some of the same lessons you learned the hard way. because let me tell you one thing as I wrap it up with

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assistance, the best lessons in life are the lessons that are learned the hard way. Those are the ones that stick with you for the day you die, but they you die. But hopefully our youth we can guide them to not have to learn as many hard lessons as we did, we can pass on the things that we've learned and the way the way we went about things and give them a better path inshallah hutan. So if you want to ask me why I'm a Muslim, why Islam? Why not? Why not give me one reason why not? And that I've been asking for so many years, when people ask me, why did you become Why would you be a Muslim? Why not give me just one reason? Allah general Allah says, just prove one verse wrong. He

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doesn't even call out like, make 5000 for not just one, just just one. Just prove one of alone. Just make one chapter like the Quran, which is like what? A few words for words. You can't do it. So that's why I stand on my Deen is that I've done my due diligence. And I've searched high and low. And Islam has always proven itself everything It's said to be. And there's nobody that's come that is proven yet. So until someone disproves the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, I'm going to be a Muslim, in sha Allah with that as long as Allah will happen, and keep me upon guidance. And I always use this as an example, as I close.

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I used to do a lot of interfaith, I don't like the word interfaith, by the way, I don't like the premise of the word at all.

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Because it has a very, as a very dangerous meaning. Let's just put it that way. But I've done common faith. with it. We have some commonality, common faith, where I've been talking to Muslims, Jews and Christians all in the same room. And I remember we did a big one in San Diego the first time this just popped in my mind, because somebody asked me, How do you know your religion is true? And we were able to talk about Moses, so Muslims had come it was organized by the Muslims, but Christians and Jews came in Southern California is lots of the Jewish community.

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It's expensive, and it's warm. That's where you find.

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I said, How many of you believe in Moses? Raise your hand? Raise your hands. How many of you believe in Moses, I'm asking you guys to raise your hand if you believe in Moses, Moses. Okay. How many of you believe Moses did miracles? Have you believe most of the miracles? How many of you have ever witnessed with your own two eyes? One of the miracles that Moosa did

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know how many of you believe in Jesus, same thing, did you do miracles? How many of you witnessed one of the miracles he performed in his lifetime with your own two eyes? Okay, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam we believe in we believe he did miracles right? How many of you have seen one of the miracles performed in his lifetime with the only two eyes?

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What is it? Is it still here, and that's what I told them. This book is

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the plan. And until you can disprove this,

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then this is what I'm gonna stand behind. I'm just gonna put it in front of me and this is it. This is my defense. You got to get through this first. And they've been trying for a long time. So that's the thing is, a lot of times, non Muslims will come and they try to attack Islam from from its from from the low hanging fruit,

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the Muslims and what we do in the weird backward things we do and the things that are against the religion and sex and this

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low hanging fruit and always when people who are intellectual come to me with that I say, Come on.

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I mean, you can do better than the low hanging fruit. I mean, if you're kidding go after low hanging fruit. Why don't you go to the poor? And how about we have a talk on that, called an versus Bible called n versus Torah, put em, put them, stack them side by side, and then let's see what we end up. When you look at it that way the route is so strong, this big, beautiful tree of this Deen is supported by by that route by that route to put on, so please attach your children to that book, not just verbatim recitation. We have lots of files running around they can recite the Quran and make us all cry in the month of Ramadan and they have no idea what they're saying.

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Just not helpful to them. It's not helpful to them. I remember shake, Haytham Masha Allah I spent a few days with him in Norway in the same flat at a conference was the three most nerve wracking days of my life because it was just me and him as a very intimidating and I didn't know him as well back then. And by the way, he you know how we snore in our sleep and talk [???] heightened recites, quite honestly, I'm a witness to this

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next level, we're babbling about nonsense, just like squat. He told me he said you should judge your relationship with Allah based on your relationship with his book.

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He said that's that's your relationship with Allah. He said if your relationship with the Quran is strong, you'll find the relationship with Allah is strong. And if your relationship with a man becomes weak, your faith will become weak and it can be targeted. And when he said that it reminded me of something should have goulash and pdfium or huhtala if any of you know him, he is the Mufasa of Medina. To this day, he is the scholar of the Quran, in the city of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.

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We used to sit with him after fudger and he would give Tafseer of the verses that were recited in it some of the funny and one morning he said that the Quran is the only connection you have to Allah subhanho wa Taala without it, we wouldn't be done. And I asked him politely, but I wanted to know because I was gonna use that but I need to I need before I can use this I need to dig deeper. I said isn't our connection to Allah through our Salah, because the word Salah comes from the word sila connection. He smiled he said yes, but which one of the five mandatory Salah ones that Allah has ordered you to pray? Can you pray without the Quran. He said one of the pillars, one of the origin

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of the salon is that it must contain the recitation of the book of a law or is invalid. This is one of the pillars upon which Salah stands is the end.

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As it's Pamela so he said, without the plan, you have nothing You don't even know what laws are and what the idea is, you know nothing about him. He said, so this is all you have. So we need to make our youth understand this. They do not lose this you can lose so many things and come back from them. But if you lose the if we lose the Quran, we're done for it's over, it's all gone. The game's over everything. Because we lose our connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, and when I say the Quran, I equated with the sun to me, they are the same thing and to the scholars of the lemma of our past, they were equivalent. What I mean by soon is verified authentic Hadith of the Prophet

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sallallahu Sallam that there's no question about his authenticity. That is why that is revelation. And Allah said it We revealed to you and you reveal to them like what he's, Allah says what he says, Is, Revelation revealed. So they're the same, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said I was sent with the Quran and that which is equal to it. He said, I give you the parameters and if you hold fast to them, you will never go astray. So these two things are equal. attach our youth to these things, please, please attach our youth to them and attach our youth to the stories of their predecessors. attach them to the stories of Omar eliminex bomb of Abu Bakar, sad, man, even Mousavi, the new mayor

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of Abu Zubaydah even absorb raw attach our sisters to the stories of onset of amnesia of Asia, absorbing all of these so that they can realize that these celebrities that they see now are nothing they might be cool to, you know, watching. But in reality, when it comes to take an example from them, they got nothing on these people. They have nothing on these great giants,

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whom we follow in their footsteps whom Allah said about them that he was pleased with. And they were pleased with him, of whom many of the prophets of Allah how to send them promised them the ranks of Paradise while they were alive in this life. So we need to look at them at their example because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, as long as you follow my guidance, and the guidance of the Buddha for Russia, Dean who come after me, which is four generations ever buckler, I'm going to ultimate it, then that that took a period of years to happen. He said you'll be rightly guided. So we need to give our youth these examples in sha Allah, don't name your son or model without telling him who he

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is. So we can understand you know, take that example because that's what we take our example from the same don't name your daughter's father on that one.

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14 is in the examples to be following short and long sighted is a pleasure to be with you guys here in High Wycombe, and shout along to Anna, I look forward to being able to do it again in the future in sha Allah I don't see myself ever going back to traveling on the level I used to, because I realized how much time I kind of was spinning my wheels wasting where I can do a lot of things online so but I will continue to travel but for our youth for those of you who like watching streaming and stuff like that, I know all of our youth are streaming today. As the brother said before I stream on YouTube three times a week 30 minutes as a reminder, we always do a heartfelt

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reminder that gets recorded during the live stream and then uploaded as a separate video and then the last half of the stream we might be playing a few video games that I played that I feel comfortable playing without the nudity without the swearing without the all the crazy stuff or we might just be talking about tech or gaming or cars or or something like that. But we have a proper gaming stream if you haven't checked it out. We have a proper dedicated Discord server called the Muslim gamers league with over 5000 youth who are on there that is a space where our youth can come and feel safe to be a Muslim but also express their interest and their hobbies it's all ran by youth

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the designers 15 years old the code and design are 17 years old in all of my moderators are under 25 years old. There's a segregated sister section where we actually have a sister who verifies every single sister account that gets made and verifies them to go over into the sisters only side no brothers can go over there you're not you don't even have the permission and if you do get found over there you get instantly banned and we have bots and everything running so we've created a community that's pandemic proof you know community to where if the whole world goes lockdown we still hanging out we still chillin You know, there's many of us that 1520 of us brothers from

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California from New York, from London from Australia, we get together at night and we're just chatting and talking we might play a game together we're in a discord voice room together and we're just hanging out, it doesn't matter. The world could be falling apart outside, you know, but we're still gonna keep our Gemma insha Allah tada to the best of our, our abilities because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said stick to the Jamaat, if you want to stay safe, stick to the Jamaat because your safety lies with the congregation, the community that the bond that we have, and I realize how quickly that bond can be severed physically. So we're trying to create something that's

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a little bit

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proof pandemic proof to our youth don't get locked down again and have nowhere to go to to express themselves in the commune with Muslims and to have fun with other Muslims and shout them out to Anna so you guys can check that out on youtube.com slash you Chevron's and all the links are there, inshallah.