Increasing The Faith In Difficult Times

Yusuf Estes


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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. You listening to Islam tomorrow and we are broadcasting live all the way from Toronto, Canada with a very special program and the location where What's the name of the building where we are right now? international Muslim organization, the International Muslim organization? Yeah. All right. And we have Muslims from all over the place. Do we have any non Muslim guests with us today? Are there any who are non Muslim guests with us today?

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Are there any Muslims who are not acting like Muslims today?

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Nevermind, I don't need the percentage on that one. Anyhow.

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Our topic today is

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about faith, right.

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Increasing faith, okay.

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Okay. Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam, ala you listen to the slam tomorrow. We're broadcasting live from Toronto, Canada. And our topic today is increasing the faith in difficult in difficult times. There that, by the way, very timely topic, I would say.

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Considering everything. Let's Let's begin by referring to some of the things that that helped increase our faith. And what is faith in Islam. Faith is something very special. The word Eman is used to represent the word faith in English or vice versa. And so we want to talk about amen and what it is and then how to increase it in difficult times. And what is the man? Does the law use this word in the Quran? And the answer is absolutely he uses it many, many, many times in the Quran, in fact, is one of the most used words out of the 3000 or so words that are used over and over in the Koran. This word man and forms of it popped up all over the place. One of them is it says when

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it says Allah Dini, you know, and there you are listening to that, you know, what does that mean? It means those are the ones who have Eman

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And then Allah Dena

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anusara those who have a man and do righteous deeds, those are phrases that you hear throughout the Quran over and over and over. Yeah, you Latina Ave. Oh, you who believe you have, amen. So these terms are coming up over and over and over. So and it's very important that we understand that we as well as those before us were commanded nothing more than to believe in the law, keep religion pure for him, establish regular worship,

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and pays aka, and this is the religion most clear, and I took that from shuttlebay enough for a reference but you'll find similar things throughout the Quran. Well, my only rule a little Yabba Doo Allah who mostly seen Allah who didn't know that, while you can use the law, what you do soccer, or Delica. Dean, okay, I just want you to know, I can speak some Arabic. So anyhow, we got that out of the way. I want you to know that this word Eman is what we're talking about when we talk about faith. And let me tell you why. Because for those who are not really familiar with the terminology in Islam, then sometimes they will substitute a meaning that comes from something else. Why? Because

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in Christianity, for instance, they talk about faith, but they use it in a very loose way. Very, very loose. I recall that when the person who was teaching me Islam, was talking about faith in belief, this is what he told me, because he realized that I was a Christian who was out here as a missionary calling people from, you know, disbelief to Christianity, and was my first experience really trying to convert a Muslim, you know, so here I was going after him. And he saw it, he is very clear on this subject. He said, Well, if your faith or if your belief if your religion is better than mine, then I'm willing to go to it.

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And I said, great.

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That's fantastic. Just, you know, fill the tank up with water, and we'll baptize him tonight. Get him all wet. And you know, he's good to go. And the surprise game though, when he finished the sentence, and he said, but you will have to have proof. And I said, huh,

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proof, religions, not about proof man. Religion is about faith. And there's the word you see it. And that's what I said. That's exactly how I address the issue. Religion is about faith. It's not about proof. And he said in Islam, it's about both proof and belief in the proof

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because the law doesn't ask us to accept anything

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without at least some show, some show of proof, some evidence. And this is very famous in Islam, you are never required anything somebody come up, you said, Brother Didn't you know you can't wear a blue cap inside a building?

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Your wrist bands, or your reply to me has to be worth Anadolu was approvement. Right? Isn't that right? We always say Where is your proof? Because without proof, I don't have to buy it.

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It makes sense. So when we talk about faith, we're not really saying the same thing that those people are talking about. We're talking about Amen. And amen means an established belief based on something that is substantial that you can say, Yes, I believe, and this is why.

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So in Islam, it's not wrong to ask why. And one of the things that will help you, in your belief is to be able to be free to ask why, and then get the good answers, but with it. So don't be shy to ask why. Hey, maybe that's what we should have called the program, right? Don't be shy to ask why.

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I like that good name, a T shirt, a good name for a T shirt.

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Where you get to stuff.

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But if we do it, let's split the money half in half. That's why I'm the co host. That's what

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we're talking about. Imagine you're listening to slam tomorrow, we're broadcasting live, those of you who just tuned in, you're just in time, you didn't miss anything big except a couple of pretty good jokes, but stick around and we got more coming for you right now. In the meantime, just so that, you know, you can visit us on the internet at www dot Islam I SLA MTOMO double R or, you'll find the websites open 24 hours a day. And there's always plenty of free parking.

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By the way, you can laugh at your jokes if you want to.

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But either way, I'm gonna tell them

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laugh or don't have to suffer through it.

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Let's talk about our face what helps us in our face? One of the things is to be able to ask why, why? Now, you know, it's funny, because when we're kids, that's natural inclination of a child. And have you ever noticed that about kids?

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Why? Well, because that's why Well, certainly, if you have why. And then if you Why? Well, that's because why, why? Why? Why? Because

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and kids will do that into you. Long after you're through it. There's the saying why am I right? So in Islam, it's correct. It is correct. To give the answers, it's correct to ask the question, but eventually you're going to run up against something that's going to be too much. And you're not going to know the answer.

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And I'll give you an example of that. There are there are some areas where you have to back off, if you don't know the answer, if somebody asked you, for instance, when do we pray, okay, we make Salah when, well, minimum five times a day when Well, when the sun comes up just before that, right after it passes the meridian high, the mid afternoon, and then right after the sun goes down, and then somewhere about an hour and a half afterwards. Give or take, and that's pretty much the five times a day. Okay, where any place except the bathroom and dirty places that you don't want to put your head. Okay. And how well we stand, bow prostrate and sit.

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What do we say? Well, we say Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. And then to the end, as set out Malik Omar Abdullah, oh, what direction do we face Qibla? toward what toward Mecca? You see the questions how they're coming in, you're answering You see, but then all of a sudden, why do we pray?

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Now stop and ask yourself question, why do we pray?

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Why do we pray? Because the law said in the Koran to establish a Salah, establish the salah, he comes to Allah. That's exactly what the man is saying to you. It comes Salah.

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And that's what the modern is saying. Establish the center. This is something we're supposed to do. So it's in the Koran. Okay. But how do you know it's five times a day does it

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Say that in the Quran five times a day. Well refers to it actually in the Quran you'll find references to. There's a surah called version. But it doesn't actually say pray and that sort of doesn't actually say prayer time does it? You think about it.

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Okay, there's another service called Allah sir. We pray a lot, sir. But he doesn't say anything about praying in there either except to do righteous good deeds, but doesn't actually say pray five times a day does it? What page of the Koran? Does it say pray five times a day?

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I doesn't know where.

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Now wait a minute, don't anybody run out that door to hear the rest of this?

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You didn't you're not escaping by the way and say, oh, great leave now before he tells us the rest of it. We don't have to pray. Yes, you do. Yes, you do. Because because there's something in the Koran.

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That is very clear when it tells us to obey Allah to Allah and the Rasool and obey the messenger of Allah. So you are not in compliance with Quran until you are also in compliance with the teachings of Mohammed civil Salaam. This is for the benefit of those who may have maybe on the website or somewhere heard people say well I follow the Quran but I don't follow the sooner you cannot say you follow Quran and you don't follow Hadees that just doesn't make any sense. The only way you know the Quran is true.

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The Quran was never written by Mohammed Salah Maya and it was Salaam it was recited. That's why it's called Quran instead of being called LP tab. It's called Alcor on because writing a book down there would be able Kitab but Koran is caught on and it is recitation and it was recited to Muhammad, by who by jabril, the angel Gabriel peace be upon him Allah, Allah, then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi Salaam recites the Quran, the who, to his companions, and then they recited to their companions, and so and so and so until today, is that true or false? So that is heddy.

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The Quran is Hadith and the famous famous statement of the lives of them, for in a stack of Hadith he could tab along the best of Hadith is the book of Allah. So that is a form of Hadees then there are Hadith called Hadith could see. Now, this is a lot of speech, but it's in the form that the Prophet salallahu Salam would like to narrate it. It is not a part of the ground and you cannot recite it if some art to equal but it's still what a lot said. But in this case, this has to be verified by the rewire so you will know the chain of narrators to be sure the quality the headings because I did good see isn't necessarily saying it could be weak or even fabricated, although I

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don't know any fabricated ones that do know about some weak ones. Now, in this case, we have now come to something called the knowledge or the study of hygiene and in this area this is where we begin to learn about what Mohammed Salah lie there was someone taught and you learn it through these narrations called a deed or his son, everybody women, okay, I'm not born yet am I?

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The more you land down for

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Okay, so I'm just saying it so you can see something how to increase your faith. Because if you understand the Quran is a miracle. It should be that you know, the source of this Quran and where it comes from and what it's all about. But how can you know that if you don't know anything about it, so begin to read the Quran and understand that this was 1400 years ago and nobody's ever changed it. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he's the one who explained what does it mean? So when you want to know what the Quran says, Don't go to the lexicon don't go to a dictionary and error and autopia

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See, I said it like I know what I'm doing.

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Don't go to the mouth, read all of the RBA. coming on strong. Don't do that. Go to someone who knows. Or go to the Hadith the resource of a life salon for yourself and see what did he say this means? Because sometimes the words don't give the meaning that allow wants you to understand a couple of points, and then we'll move off of that. One is the sort of which is

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key the job unless we're lucky, we're fed which

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is short on muscle. Most of you everybody memorize it, raise your hand, everybody.

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Oh, come on, man. guys get to work on this. This will help increase your faith right away start memorizing Quran that'll help a lot.

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That will help a lot. Okay, when you know this Sora then learn something about disorder. Do you know that this story is the subject of a famous hadith of Omar Reddy? laquan. And what happened one time when Omar was having like Holocaust groups and people together, they were the old ones were kind of concerned about a young woman who was sitting with them. And they were like, you know, move on boy. And Omar de la Juana realized what they were doing so look what he did. He said who tell me what Allah meant when he revealed the Surah

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Surah Jean Jean what I've got somebody sitting next to me whom I think would be real good at reciting this I'm going to put him to work right now. Yes, I'm a nice guy just let slip that right upon

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your head.

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shape on your body.

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Man, you're Hey him, either.

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One such while I say de la

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festa hamdulillah because I was here in Ghana.

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Most of our

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stuff back and by the way, here's your here's your treat.

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Every every time you do good, we'll give you a treat.

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Like a train see on you. Anyhow.

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Sinking Ship.

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Okay, so.

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So this Sora is well known. And the Emir, which was Omar at that time, he asked them to tell me what did Allah mean when he revealed this and what they did, they gave the meaning of the words. And they said, when you see the help of a law when it comes and the opening fact, or the victory,

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and you see the people coming into the deen of Allah wacha, which is big numbers, then him the praises of your Lord, and turned to him ever turning to him, and repentance. And basically, that's what they all said something like this. And when they were done, he turned to this boy and he said, What did Allah mean? When you reveal this? What was it to signify? And he stood up, I guess, and he said,

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it was to signify the death of Mohammed some Allahu Allah.

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Now, how do you get that out of that?

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How do you get that? And look what Omar said radilla on. He said, I don't know anything other than what this boy said, Whoa, that's what the meaning is. That's it. The meaning is still there in the Arabic language. Don't doubt that either. But I'm saying if you want to know why it was sent down, what was the reason you just now found out? And that's not something you could jump to conclusion on is, there's no way you could do that. Somebody would have to tell you. And that's why it's important to know what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about the words in the Quran. Let me give you one more before I move off the subject. How many of you are familiar with the verse in aneesa? We

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know when the last panel mattala is talking about and beat them.

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Oh, yeah, everybody's heard this. Even if you don't know where it is, you heard it because the kuffar coming at us all the time. Oh, why do you have to beat your wives? Why do you have to beat up your wives?

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of you women, ladies, you know about this subject? word said in Quran it's chapter four on this aneesa verse 34.

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And it says, What?

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What's the word in Arabic?

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from the front, yes, that's the form use there. What's from what word?

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garba naraba. Meaning To do what? Hit, hit, and whenever you translate this suppiler ly found one it's it's saying beat your wives. And another one said scores your wives use Valley's translation score. jouett scores man, man, it's like taking a whip right? And getting out here and working up a sweat. just bam, boom, bam, bam. I feel hurt. I have to take a break. Come back to this later.

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Don't think

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too much

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So let's ask the resource I'm aligning with Salaam, what does that mean? What does that mean? And in the Hadith, the clear Hadees, from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in regard to that verse in that word, he took a good stick a good steak, which is Miss wack, no bigger than a toothbrush today in on the same order. And he's showed this is what you would do any top himself. And that's the meaning of it, it means a tap. And that's all it can mean. Because that's what he said, it means nothing more,

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nothing more. That's the meaning, tap.

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That's it. And then only if it's worth something of value. Because what it's talking about here, it's a beautiful verse, it starts out showing the rights of women in this verse, it says that the men read joylynn, not, not, not us, not the human beings, but men in particular, are the protectors and providers for the Nyssa, the women, protectors and divine and providers, meaning that men have to go to work to protect these ladies and feed them and clothe them and shelter them and care for them. And the women don't have to do squat, when it comes to making any money. And if they do make any money, they get to keep it all.

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Yeah, I know where that little white mark came from.

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real popular with ladies, by the way.

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I guess so. Wait till I tell them the part where they're supposed to bring you jewelry every so often.

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He didn't know that. We'll get to you, we'll talk

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a little bit louder. mean, you're listening to Islam tomorrow, and we are broadcasting live all the way from Toronto, Canada. And, you know, we were out in California recently, and it was supposed to be sunny California, and it was raining. And we're up here in Toronto, and we got the sun up here. So I guess we got kind of mixed up. 100 ila

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and we like to encourage you to visit our website often come to add the dotnet. And you can also visit us through our website at Islam We have a number of other websites, not the least of which is Islam yesterday, where you can hear the recordings of the programs that we're doing today. And that got you confused. Don't worry about it. Just go on the internet somewhere. And you'll figure it out, you know? Okay, so we're back. And we're talking about how to increase your faith in times of difficulty. Notice how as we progress on I get the title down, anyhow, yeah, I'm cool like that. Anyhow. So that's the title. And that's what we're working on. We've been talking

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about how did in Islam, it's okay to ask questions. And that's one of the things that will help increase your faith provided what provided you can get a good answer. That's, that's a problem now, where are we going to get these good answers? And where to go is the Quran itself. If you don't know the Arabic language, you really do need to investigate this and begin to study and learn as much as you can as fast as you can. Because that's where the Quran is. It's in Arabic, it's not in English. It's not in French, you know, and it's not the word. It's in

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And really, it's beautiful. It's very beautiful. Not just in sound but in meaning the way a lot can say so much with just a very few words. And so powerful, especially with when a lot doubles them up. And he says Carla Bala Whoa, whoa, this is like no way Jose arm don't go there. I mean, it's big time when the law says it like this. And when the law reaffirms them in zona houfy little cutter, for sure, without a doubt, he's the one who set it down on the night of power. So learn the Arabic language, then learn the head deep learn what the prophet sallallahu wasallam said about the Quran. This will help your Eman. Trust me Why? Because the thing that makes your Eman weak is doubt.

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You have doubt.

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You don't believe as you should you believe on the left. But you don't believe as you should because you have doubt. And when you attain a higher level in Eman, it becomes something called yaqeen. And when it becomes yaqeen amen or movement that comes up even higher and it's beautiful, because everybody starts out as a Muslim. But once you have submitted your will to a laws will. That's called Islam. Submitting the God's will is Islam

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The one who does it is mu Islam Muslim. And when you start to get the faith and understand it and act on it, that's when a person starts to move up to Eman and inshallah becomes movement. But you don't get to say that. You know why? bomb? What drew Tell me 114 chapters which one tells you don't call yourself movement?

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Yes? What's your name?

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How old are you?

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How old are you?

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16? Okay, where is this? What surah?

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Not sure. Matt, would you raise your hand for ask you What sir? It's in her and 14 sir is where is it?

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Is it in Surah? Who direct?

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It is. Okay, go ahead. No, what does it say?

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Yes, it is talking to who?

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The Arabs right, the better when actually is talking to the bad ones who the Arabs had said, we're movement now. And Allah said, Don't say that you are movement, because the man has not yet entered your

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cold heart. Right? Rather, say that you have esalaam you have submitted right? zip close enough, except that have the law.

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So that's one of the things I want to emphasize. That we study we learn, sit in the circles of knowledge and and do that, do that spend time together and make it fun, make it fun, because I'm Jay something, you can't attract these kids today. You can't attract the people today, by making it too tough and making it boring.

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Everybody set up real straight, and you never sit up straight any other time when you're gonna sit up only when you read the Quran, you're gonna sit up straight, it's nice, it's so nice. But if you tell them, that's the only way you can do it, even I have a lot of these sloppy kids who go like, forget it, I'm not gonna try. So step by step, let's get them interested, let's let them find out some things. And then after two or three times, then let's start getting them to sit up a little straighter, and get off the walls and curling their feet the way they ought to. But go step by step. I'm talking to the teachers Now, take it easy, because we need participants in these programs, or

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else you don't need a job anymore, do you? So let's work together on encouraging each other to get more knowledge because that's the first point of increasing your Eman is to have some knowledge of what you're talking about. Because there is no law, Eli law just by saying the first point is you have to have knowledge yes or no. We have an article called the nine points of Shahada that are basically pirated out of I think, one of the magazines somewhere. Anyway, it's a great article, and we published it on the internet some years ago, I've had it so long, I considered my article, but really, it's not. But it's a translation of explaining the points of the Shahada. And it's the very

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first point you have to know what it is. Because how good is it to just say La La La La MaMa Sula. You know, you can teach a parrot how to do that.

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And then what?

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And what you got a paragon,

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la La, la, la, la, la, la La, but not bad for a parent.

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The parent was already Muslim anyway.

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And you did not give him john, okay.

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So what I'm saying is, step by step, let's get the knowledge. But let's get it in a way that we can use it. So that you understand in today's world here in Toronto, Canada, what it means and how to use it. Because right after you get the knowledge, that's the next step. Practice it

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practicing. What are some of the things we need to know to increase our Eman? What are some of the things first we need to know about the Quran, then we need to know something about Hadith so that we believe in it as we talk about it. Because if you don't have confidence in it was that right? So get this confidence through exposure to the right way. You can use our website for that we have many, many pages, over 2000 pages, and about 8000 plus links to other pages from our website just for this purpose. We have an area for the Sharia of Islam Islamic law.

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We have another area for the effect of Islam, jurisprudence of Islam and the various mahtab and how to understand that we have an area in there all about Salah another area to talk about

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About a man or belief, and faith. So if you go and you print out the articles, you can do that with there's no copyrights on our website, use it. And come to our website and listen to the talks. We have some beautiful talks by one of our sisters in Islam sister, Laila, she gives beautiful stories and helps explain about the tell heed in Islam. Her tell heed classes are day after day after day after day, any day you want to go practically, you've got something in there about the Tavi. She's constantly working on this subject. And she brings it real straightforward in modern day terms. I mean, she's not playing around with you should give it to you just straight up. Then we have other

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Oman scholars who come on our websites, and we just had one from Egypt who just finished his program right before this, for the benefit of those who didn't know it. They have every Sunday from I guess it's the what three to four or four to five, four to five I guess it is. And you don't want to miss that these are good things for you to tune into. All of these things will help increase your faith because it increases your workable knowledge, not just knowledge, workable knowledge, what can you do with that?

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You know why you pray? Let's go back to our question. Why do we pray? Well, the reason you pray Allah ordered you to pray, that's the reason isn't it? And the province of Allah Allah Salaam ordered us to pray. But then there's the beautiful hudy called the Hadees. The jabril. How many of you know that I need

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to know which one I'm talking about. When the prophet SAW the light of the salon was, I guess they were outside? I guess it was they were talking about it's Omar, that's who it is who narrates the city. He says that there was one who came up out of the desert, but his clothes were exceedingly white. His hair was exceedingly black, meaning there were no signs of travel on him. And he went right up to the province on the line have a Salaam and he put his knees to his knees and his hands on his thighs. And he said to him,

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yo, Mohammed, what is Islam? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam answered him Islam is the Shahada, the salaat, the Zakat, the fasting, Ramadan, and the Hodge to the Mecca. And then the one replies back to him and says, You've spoken correctly. And they were amazed. Who is this to ask a question and then to to say that he spoke correctly. And then he asked him about Eman which is the subject we're on right now. He said, What is the man? So pay attention because now you're going to find out what's the man?

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A man is to believe in the law, to believe in his angels to believe in his books to believe in the messengers of a law to believe in the yamo kiama or they have standing literal translation, they have standing or resurrection in English, and the color of Alaskan window.

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Then he mentioned his sandwich is about worshiping Allah with sincerity. Then he also asked about the signs of our The purpose of this talk today is not about those other subjects. So I'm going to hold myself just to this one topic when he said what is the man and we're going to be on that just in a second right after we do a little ID. You've been listening to Islam tomorrow, we are broadcasting live. We're here in Toronto, Canada. And we're with the brothers and sisters here and remind me international Muslim organization. What international Muslim organization that was Abdul Malik has said that international Muslim organization, and 100 ila, this is a good chance for us to

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you're listening to Islam Mar we're broadcasting live all the way from Toronto, Canada and we're on the subject, talking about how to increase the man or increase the faith during times of difficulty for those of you who just tuned in. We've already covered the fact that we said that it's important to increase your knowledge we gave some examples we talked about you cannot understand the Quran and Sunnah without having proper knowledge of both. And we discussed getting involved in learning we talked about learning the Arabic language and that that will help and now we're talking about a particular Hadeeth or a say

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And teaching of Mohammed Salah line of Salaam and it comes from this called hadith of jabril. And in this case, we mentioned that jabril Elisa Lam the angel came to Muhammad and he asked about what he meant was and the response to the angel from Mohammed Salah live Salaam was he man is to believe in a law to believe in his angels, his books, his messengers, the day of resurrection and the color of law supine, which Allah? So let's talk about those before we wrap it all up and take them point by point, what are the six points of belief because they're a crucial part of it, amen. And without them, you cannot really say you are a Muslim, because you just got through hearing that this is

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conditioned, just as the five pillars of Islam and the actions are a part of being a Muslim. So are these very important teachings and belief and actually, they come before the actions. So let's talk about that. What do we believe about a law? That's the first subject and we believe as the law said in his Quran, that he is the one who will allow the Holocaust somewhat he will argue, he is the one who created the heavens and earth

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cease at the young in six days or periods of time.

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And then he rose above his arch or his throne. Okay, so this is something we know about a lot from his book. He also tells us in the Quran,

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Allah who had say he's a law, he is the unique a law whose same as the one who through all eternity, his creation is depending on him, but he is not depending on it down your lid. While lambier lied. He is not the father of anybody and he's not the offspring of anybody while lamb your kulu one ad and he is not like anything that he's created anywhere, anytime, anyplace and he is 100 unique. He also says about himself in the Quran.

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Allah who La Ilaha Illa

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la huzzah huzzah toon wala now, the home office motto mafia Lord

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yo la mama banner ad him Omaha. Voila, you hit me up Misha, why?

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On Earth while Yahoo hits the Homer wall? Are you loving the meaning to English plus or minus? This is very famous. I'm sure even the children here memorize this called add to Kersey. It's verse number 255 in Baccarat chapter two of the Quran. And simple and beautiful meaning here it's it said, Allahu Allah, Allahu Allah, He is the one beside whom there is none other words are to be worshipped.

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He is alive and eternal.

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He doesn't get tired, and he doesn't sleep. Then get wore out.

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It's cinna toon, well, unknown. What is now sleep, you know, I select to high remain unknown, no sleep.

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Then it says everything that's in the heaven and earth, it belongs to him.

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Everything, heaven and earth, it's belonging to him. Then he asked a question. This is called a rhetorical question and you don't need to answer The answer is already there. Who is it that can make any kind of intercession between a law and his creation?

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Except that a law has to give him permission to do it in the first place? Meaning what there's no partner with him in any way, shape or form. Nobody can tell a lot what to do.

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Then he says that his knowledge or laws knowledge is in front of and behind his creation and meaning you He knows the future. He knows the past and you don't.

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And then he says,

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His mercy extends over the universe. And somebody asked about that. They want to know what's this curse is that is arcia. And the Prophet salallahu alaihe. Salam said no. So this is not the verse of the throne. It's the verse of the chair. Because the province of aligners salon told us that he is Kersey compares to his arch, his chair or seat compares to his throne like you would take a ring and throw it in the desert.

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Take a ring and throw it in the desert. This is a comparison of size and we can't even imagine what kind of size we're talking about. Amazing.

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In any case, and it continues and it's said that a lot he is not getting tired or worn out of preserving this and he is a Leola D, he is mighty and above and are the tremendous, more tremendous than even his creation then by the way, a very good statement to

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Some data is a low Akbar allows greater than anything he created, isn't it? Good statement. So, from these verses, we've learned a lot about the one we believe in. But there's a lot more that we need to know, Lisa committed he she in a lot never is like his creation. This clearly means the law is never in his creation, because that would mean he would be like it. So we don't say laws everywhere. This is an important reason why Muslims today are having wiki men is because they don't know that Allah is not everywhere.

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Before I said this, just now how many of you would have said, if somebody asked you where's the law? You would have said He's everywhere. How many would have said that?

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Okay, so this is why this week, amen. Because the laws not everywhere. what's the what's the example? example? Did you see a beautiful rainbow? Did you see a beautiful day? And you said, Oh, Allah is in this beautiful thing that I'm seeing, and you're perceiving something, without realizing you're making a partner with a law.

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You're saying it's so beautiful. It's so amazing. Look at the universe, the laws everywhere in the universe, he's in every atom, he's in every molecule, because this is pantheism. This is what has been taught to us by the society that we live in.

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Those who choose to believe in God in their way such as the Hindus such as the Native American Indians who put God in the creation, and they say he's everywhere he's in. He's in meat. This is not the teaching in Islam. And if a person believe it, it will lower their Eman, but it's not right.

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I'm not saying somebody care for that. cistus unscented and know yet, I'm saying they don't know. So once you know it, though, don't ever do it again. Don't never say it again. Because the law, his knowledge is everywhere. His hearing is everywhere. His site is everywhere. Yes, but you don't put along the creation. Why? Because then he's subject to it. And how would you understand a Samad if you just got through saying that he's dependent or is part of creation? You see? Makes sense. So that means another step. Another step is to learn the names of a law, his smell was a fad. Learn about this, that's a part of the town here that we believe in, learn about that and learn about the

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hell he rubia his lordship and learn about the telehealth over here. These can be done in seminars or lectures or after pleasure every morning or a program and in the evening, after McGriff, your enam can sit and tell you this because the moms they know about this, they should have they don't get a new email.

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You don't need somebody to teach you know no more than you do. But

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anyway, I'm saying that it's it's critical to know what we believe about a lot because that's the first point. The second point is we said, You believe in Allah angels.

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Now I'll show you why a weakness here. And each one of these points you might not realize it. This is one of the beginnings of getting doubts and being coming we can face how many of you you know about the devil you ever heard of the devil? Or Lucifer or Iblees? You know, this guy

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in somebody asked you about this guy. And he used to be an angel, but he's a fallen angel. How many of you heard it? Raise your hand? Raise your hand. You heard that right? absolutely incorrect.

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Absolutely and create a loss of power with Allah said in the Quran. You don't even have to go to the dates. He said that he's created from what? Because he was complaining to a law he believes himself said Why should I make such done? It was the order of a lot makes sense. Because he created Adam, he said Why should I make such the to Adam, who you made out of this? This dirt? This crud. And here I am made out of a smokeless fire our angels made from smokeless fire. No, they're not. They're made from newer light. Who's made from the smokers fire a lot told us about them. There's a whole sir about them in the ground, huh? Sure. The source called a gin. These other gin and the word in

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English Genie comes from this word gin.

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Okay, so he's a genie

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in a bottle.

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But I've heard about spirits in the bottles. And we're not supposed to do that either.

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And if you knew what I meant, you're Shame on you. Anyhow.

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You're listening to slam tomorrow. We're broadcasting live from Toronto, Canada. For those of you who just tuned in, we're talking about the subject of a man or faith and how to increase it in difficult times. Why are we even having a difficult times if we ask ourselves that question, Do you know why? Who put us in the times that we're in right now who

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You don't have that kind of power. But a lot did it. Why? Because of what we've done a lot never changes the condition of a people until,

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until they change themselves right around. And actually, the owner might have said that this is not talking about making people in better condition that happens to be referring to taking people from a good condition and put him in a lower condition. How many of you knew that?

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And what's the reference because it came with Adam, Allison, and he was in a good condition. But then he sinned, he broke a rule that a law set out, don't eat from that tree, he did it. He did it. Both of them did it. As a result of what they had done, they were then in a lower condition. So a lot didn't change their condition until they change themselves. But likewise, it's also understood, the reverse is true as well, if you want to be in a better condition, change yourself and allow he'll put you in a better condition. Make sense? So of course, of course, now that doesn't argue really with the so called modern scientists of psychology and philosophy who tell us that just think

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positive, right? Well, I'm saying Think and Do positive. And if you're really on the right way, then Allah will make things better for you.

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The prophets on the line of Salaam told us the condition of a believer is amazing, because only good things happen to him.

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But wait a minute, hold on. Only good things are happening to the believers. So if you're having a bad day, what are you going to say? Oops, ooh, this is good. Heidi, how many of you know the study ajeeb ajibade is the condition of the movement because good happens to him. In the case of when anything bad comes his way he good comes his way he says Alhamdulillah is thankful to Allah chakra law. And when anything bad happens to him and he fit in or calamity he is stubborn, patient patient

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having trouble with English today?

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Okay, well that's because I'm from Texas. I don't speak English Texan.

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Now we're back on subject again. By the way, no Texas jokes right now we're serious, not gonna make any jokes about

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who followed me to Washington. Anyway, back to our subject. You're listening to Islam. Tomorrow, we're talking about increasing the man or the faith in times of difficulty. One of the ways Another way is to learn about the we've mentioned the law and his angels. Now let's learn about something else. Oh, and by the way, before I get upset, because the angels want to talk to you about the beliefs, that is the belief of the Christians and the Jews, that he believes us to be an angel, and that's what makes it confusing to them. Because they can't figure out how an angel who has no freewill all of a sudden broke off and get some weird

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because it messes them up and marry man, trust me it does. That's one of the problems you're gonna have. So stay with the right belief as Allah said in the Quran, he believes was a jinn he was elevated up to the ranks of the angels when he used to be really close to a lot. And then he messed up and didn't obey a lot.

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So the next one is the books. And this is one where we're also weak today. Many many Muslims will tell you I mean, like probably 99 point 99% of all Muslims will immediately say the Koran in the Arabic language is exactly the same as it always has been and there's no doubt in it whatsoever naliboki tabula rasa fee This is the book wherein there is no doubt Am I right? Yeah, and maybe even 100% but I always like to leave a door open somewhere. Okay, but 99 point 99% anywhere you go in the world, you're going to find all Muslims are going to say the Koran is from Allah.

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Okay, now you have some people who are deviant, who are pretending to be Muslim who are writing things and saying things that are wrong, like one who said and I read it in a translation of Quran he said that the Quran came out of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam while it was either in a dream, or passed out or something. Yeah. Marmaduke, Pickthall Translation says that, oops, or means what means don't use that translation anymore. Don't do that. Because here's the idea where the Quran came from even starts out wrong. But what we don't worry about these translations. Let's go to the Arabic look at the Arabic And that's where you're going to learn the Quran. Okay. Next, in the subject of books,

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we do believe in what was sent down to you or Mohammed, woman public, what was sent down to those people before you and that's in the same beginning.

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In the sort of macro, so we as Muslims believe in all of the books, we believe in the war of food, which is the Psalms of David. And we believe in the Sahaba, Ibrahima were Moosa, which are the scrolls or scriptures of Abraham and Moses, we believe in all of the books, then all of the texts and all of the Scriptures that were sent to a law, and we set Biola, to the to the human beings, we believe in them. We also believe they don't exist anymore.

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But some of the teaching still is apparent in what they have. That is why it's incorrect. And listen to one of the things that will that will tear up your belief real quick. Something that will tear up your belief real quick, is to begin to argue about any of the six points that we mentioned. And one of the things is to begin to argue with Christians about their Bible, this will tear up your faith. Because it's a condition of faith in Islam, believe me, it will

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have you How many of you know which there's a famous video that's been passed around and passed around? About a famous debate between a Muslim scholar and a Christian so called scholar who even said he wasn't a scholar, when the whole thing started? I don't know if you know which one I'm talking about. Do you?

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Don't say it, I'm not trying to hurt anybody's feelings.

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Don't ever use that, that will not call anybody to Islam. If they liked it, then they would have liked Islam anyway, without that.

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But what you're doing with that thing, it says in it? Is the Bible, the Word of God, and we're lucky it's the obligation of every Muslim to say yes, not No. is the Bible the Word of God? Yes. In the original, it absolutely, positively without any doubt was from Allah subhanho wa Taala? Every part of it yes or no?

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So why would we make an argument against that.

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And people do this, because shaytan comes to your ego, and tells you here's a way to be famous, or here's the way to get a lot of people to show up for a program, or here's something to get a lot of Christians to listen. But when they walk out the door, they hate your guts.

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The Trinity ministries in San Antonio, Texas is selling that same video for $25 a pop

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along with all of the other debate tapes, and they sell them right along with their Praise Jesus tapes, because they know it will turn people against Islam.

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Now, if you understood what I just said, it means what it means that we cannot attack the religion and revelation before us. That's a way of losing your own faith, your only man goes down. When you begin to do this. It's a bad practice.

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This is something conditional, we believe in what was sent down to Mohammed and what was sent down before the fact they don't have it anymore, as you know, not our problem. But I've told many Christian preachers, priests, bishops, listen to me. Your book is confirmed in our book, you don't have to have a doubt anymore. I saw a program today today's Easter Sunday, right? I saw a program this morning on TV, and they were talking about the Bible. And they said they have over 5000 copies of something from the original. But of course they don't have the original. Do we have the original Quran? Absolutely. We have it. Absolutely. Because Quran doesn't mean a book. It means recitation.

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Do we have anybody who can recite the Quran just like the prophet SAW some recited it. We have over 9 million people that can do that today. They're called Hafiz of Quran? Yes or no. So we have our original book. And they don't. But our book tells them their original book was right. Don't worry about it. But if you're in doubt about your book and your Bible, come and look at the Quran, and it will straighten you out. You want to know what Jesus said. We got it. reached out to him. Read the end of circle Maya. And you will find out what he said they sent out Jesus peace be upon him said no problem. But don't argue with them about their book. You lose double first you lose them. They're

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never ever going to want to be around you again. They'll hate Islam and become people who attack us.

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And number two, you'll reduce your own level of Eman because you're attacking something that's a part of our Akita.

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So don't do that.

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Now, if they bring the Bible in English and short you your first response is what? Jesus spoke English. Moses spoke English. Bring me the original, and we'll talk until you can know that I have an original. Why should I go backwards. And remember the statement the one made to me, if your faith is better than my faith, I'm willing to go to it. But already we've found an area right here where my faith happens to be based on something I can tell

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jibley here right with my ears anytime they are on our humaneness right on your gene Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, Ali

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lolly kooky tabula rasa a Buffy who the little mod 13. Anytime anytime you want to vote, we can do it in the original language. Ask them. Can you do that with your book? Hmm?

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Go ahead. How many words do they know in the original language? We know more original words from their book than they do. How about Missy? Is that in our book? They call it Messiah. All right, that's cool. We'll accept that. Jesus is the Messiah Well, I told you that What's your problem?

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You don't believe that? Yes, we do. Have we don't we're not emotional missus in our book. He's in the messy. He's the Messiah. It's the Jews that don't believe it. We do. Hello?

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You guys cutting up the wrong wagon? Boy.

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That's Texas for you went the wrong way.

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anyway, what we're going to move through to the next in take a look at the other items of faith. We believe in what? The prophets we're never going to insult the prophets. We believe in all of them. Is this not right for us to insult a Salah Salaam it's not right for us to insult Musa la Salim, we believe in Moses and Jesus. We believe in David and Solomon, we believe in Luke, we believe in Adam. We never make jokes about them. We don't make fun of them. And we don't insult them. We don't put their character down low like something it said in the Bible against the Prophet Luke that he had sex with his own daughters. How will you be less stuck for law? We will never say this about any

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profit. The things it says in the Bible. Some of the profits make you sick. We never say this, we put the profits of high higher than the average human being way above average human being. They're so close to a law, but they're not a law. They're so close to a law, that they have a high status.

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And those people say, Amman, we believe in the law. Well, his malayaka he worked to be he was solid law, no federal cabana had mercy. And we make no distinction between any of these profits. Is that right or wrong? So we put them up high, high Only thing is we take Jesus out of the level of God or Son of God, and he's down with those other high profits. Okay, that's what we believe.

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The Day of Judgment, we will be back raised up in the body, anybody who said other than that they didn't understand Islam. And when they don't believe right, they'll bring their faith down. You got to believe in Allah can create you back just like you did in the first place. Many times mentioned this in the Quran. It's a conditional belief. You are coming back in body in full body.

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Oh, yeah. And then finally, the cutter of a law. And we've talked on this subject many, many times as a whole program. It's a very big, simply said, this is not debatable. I heard one person say all the scholars, they're having HDMI about this. And I said, You mean extra left, don't you? They said was that? I said argument? He said, Yeah, yeah, that

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you don't know what you're talking about. No scholar of Islam is having any problem with the cutter of Allah subhanaw taala. It's an area of belief. How could you say, well, we're having a problem with one of the basic pillars of belief in Islam. But because we're in the last days, brothers and sisters, because we're at the very end of the time when the Prophet salallahu Salam warned us about these days, when the knowledge would be nowhere in ignorance everywhere. That's why we're in this kind of state today. That's why our demand is so low. The clutter of a law is a condition of belief. It's not optional. We believe in all of the good and the evil comes from Allah. We don't say

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anything other than this. Allah knows ahead of time before he created what was going to happen. And you do have free choice, even though it's all planned by Allah because you don't know what a lot planned. So you're being graded not by what you do or achieve, but rather, what's your intention while you're trying to do it. You're being judged by your what in nimah Amala been here, you're being judged by your intention. So that's the final point. All of this needs a lot more explanation. Of course, that's why I encourage you to go to your commands, and go to the websites where they have the good teach like Islam and learn and take time and we do have tapes and CDs. Oh no,

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no tapes today, CDs that are here. You can take them with you. And I highly encourage all of you to participate in circles of learning, because that's where you're going to get the real message of Islam. So we're going to break now and have our salaat you've been listening to Islam tomorrow, broadcasting live from Toronto, Canada. With me on my left is

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Abdul Malik and all of the brothers and sisters here. I'm going to ask you guys, you don't have a microphone so you got to be really loud. Let everybody out there listening here you say Salaam Alaikum. salaam aleikum

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wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.