Introducing Islam To Non Muslims

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah below the mean, hula the Jelena muslimeen wa salatu salam ala Karim. While Ali was a big my initial will La ilaha illallah wa ser Mohammed Abdul Rasul Sam alikum.

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Now hamdulillah usually I just go right into the program, but I couldn't help but hear the mentioned of some one I know very well, who happened to be there when I made Shahada in 1991, check Muhammad Ali, who he just was talking about actually lives in Medina now. But he, when he was doing his degree work in Texas, he was there in Arlington, Texas. And that particular machine right there was in those days, the only one we had. So that happens to be the simplest way to HR. And he is a great guy since then. Hamdulillah, we've shared the podium a number of times together, he's also formerly the head of the

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USS the crown, as soon as society in United States, we have heard of it, and they still have a website up. So it's good guy.

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And you can get some of his stuff is on one of our websites called watch islam.com. So

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the topic tonight we'll want to talk about is a subject that I think is probably, at least to some extent,

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a valid topper to every one of us, is the subject of responding or being able to answer the harsh attacks and the criticisms that are coming toward Islam, the Muslims,

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the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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and every aspect of Islam.

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And I don't mean by this,

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clearing up misconceptions. This is another subject, gentlemen about people who are intentionally attacking Islam, or people who are following those who are intentionally attacking Islam.

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Now, how many of you, Speaker komondor BIA, how many?

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About half as good? God, you'll understand this very quick. If I talk to you about those who are Arab Christians and Jews,

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then you quickly you know exactly what I'm talking about. But I will mention to you now something from the Quran and this is for all of us to think about when Allah says Yo, Nina amanu, a tequila aku Calvin Cydia, you hear this in Juma in football, or speech that we have every Friday along with some of the other eyes of the Quran, but the meaning behind it is very powerful that Allah is telling the believers to have tougher for last Montana. But then always we have to say the truth. Throughout the Quran, you see there's this comparison between truth and falsehood, truth and false it even in the translations, you cannot help but pick it up

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the hawk in the battle

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when someone is speaking the truth, or if somebody is COVID, a liar. These things are constantly coming up over and over and over throughout the forum from the beginning up until the end.

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Even at the very last surah of the Quran.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala was talking about the width was

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and the width was coming inside your heart from the jinn and mankind. And certainly you don't think he's whisked Watson the truth to you. So obviously, you can see this from the beginning, from the very beginning, and all the way through the Quran, the subject of truth and falsehood, being on the heart of our being elsewhere.

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You know, and I know

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that Islam

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is the only answer. It's the only solution there isn't an option really to go to to look at anything else.

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And as Muslim, we realize the value of telling the truth in everything we do anyway.

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We don't see any benefit in line. Even a temporary benefit isn't really there. We know that you have to tell the truth. Even if it's against yourself, your family, you know the truth is the truth. And you have to say the truth. And this is what one of the great things that makes us Muslim is that we know what the truth is.

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And this is what we

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operate off of this is how we function is from the standpoint of the truth. how critical is it to us? When somebody talks about the Koran, an urn is coming to us today from a rawia or ijazah. For how many centuries, but it's still exactly the same today as it was when it was revealed.

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I mean,

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if I don't understand that, I don't even understand what's the Koran, right, you got to understand is the basic thing. The Quran is not changed, meaning what that means that every time people said it, they said it exactly the way it was. In other words, they didn't add to or take away from.

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It's exactly the same. This is why sometimes you hear people when they say, Allah is hot, well, that's his name of Hawk. The genius hacker is the truth. The Quran is hot. And prophesy Islam is of course under Ha. So this half or truth, absolute truth is,

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we take it for granted.

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This is why when they want to compare their books, whatever they have,

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why don't

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we listen to them because out of politeness will listen out of curiosity. But never would we be able to accept even the first verse when they start to recite it, especially if you've heard the Bible in Arabic. Anybody heard the Bible in Arabic?

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I left it.

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In the room in the hotel, I wanted to bring it in let you hear it. Just wanted to let you hear it. But for whatever reason, the Lord didn't let me bring it. I didn't think about till we were gone.

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But you can get it anytime you want to look at it. Any hotel or motel

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has read beside the bed, a little nightstand or something there you pull the drawer open.

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There's a book in there. What's the book

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at Yellow Pages, somebody already beat you to that one?

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No, it's the Bible is put there by the Gideon society. And they're proud of the fact that they have

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translated this into 27 different languages. And they will show you that with an example of a verse in the Gospel of St. JOHN, chapter

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three, verse 16, they call john 316. It's the one if you've ever heard him preach it, they say For God so loved the world, and then go on from there. When it says that you find the word Allah, in Arabic, which is the second language, first one is Afrikaans. And in Arabic, you see, it says, For Allah so loved the world. So it's very clear. But when you tried to read it, you're going to look at it, you're going to say,

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Oh, it's not even correct grammar.

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If you know firsthand, which is the Arabic, classical Arabic, and you read it, you're going to go

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Who did this? You will never be fooled. Not even for a second.

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I was thinking, actually, when I was looking at it tonight, that when we have these opportunities, when we have so many of the Arab Christians who do come to the programs,

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and they want to do this attacking thing that I was talking about. And by the way, it happened in Sydney, the last time I was here, really nasty. But

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always thinking Wouldn't it be something to let them say, Okay, you got your guys with you. Choose whoever you like.

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Let him stand up, and then choose any verse you like. And if you don't have one memorized in your, your language, because they won't. Here's the Bible that we pulled out of the hotel, just read that verse for us in your best voice. Go ahead.

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Then listen to this. Choose any one of our guys memorize the Quran, anybody? I don't care. Pick the one you like. And then you will pick the verse and the verse you like from the Quran.

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Okay, then you recite? We'll let our guy recite and let all those who don't know listen and see which one they like.

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I have no doubt what will happen. Because I've seen people who didn't know anything about Islam, or on Arabic language, nothing.

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Yet, when they heard Koran, all of a sudden you see tears coming down their face. And maybe they'll even say what is that?

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One time I was giving a lecture

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for the elderly in San Antonio, Texas. They asked me to come and talk about

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What is the Islamic perspective on death and dying? School is for old people.

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And indeed, I'd recited some Quran. My voice is not all that great.

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And I don't claim to have a very good, you know, era of Quran. But

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anyway, after it was over, This old man came up to me. And they were all thanking me for coming out and they're very sweet. And he said, Man, that's the best thing I ever heard.

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I said, See, obviously.

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Because, you know, I used to be Christian, and I was a music minister. So obviously, I'm thinking you're a singer.

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But he was talking about.

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So how much we've got going for us? We take it for granted. Let's talk about Heidi.

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Again, truth is critical to us. Do we accept her data? If somebody come in and say, Hey, here's a headache, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And you see what I never heard before. And the guy says, I didn't either. But you know, I saw it on the back of advertising on something and it looked like a good ad

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to work. Where did they come from? Nobody knows. But still, it sounds nice, you know? So that you

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incorporate it into a talk or a program.

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Nobody would do that.

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They wouldn't do. Where did it come from? We don't know where it came from. What book did it come out of? Who cares? It sounds nice. You know, something really nice.

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You get those probably, on the internet, you get email, some brother or sister will send you something and you read it. You're gone.

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didn't sound right.

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But they're telling you if you pass this on to X amount of people, or somebody else got it, and they passed it on, and they got some money and the other guy he didn't pass it on, he dropped dead the next day or something like that. You're going Wait a minute, he definitely not going for this now, isn't that Islam?

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doesn't work like that.

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We're not going to be impressed if you come up with a need, especially if there's no Arabic for it.

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Say what's the Arabic for? Nobody knows a union where it came from? I'm sorry, I don't think it's

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I think you pulled it off the internet. I think you got some little warm fuzzy that somebody sent to you and you just put a Bismillah across the top and have salamati come across the bottom and send it out to everybody on your list. And guess what you did?

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You know Java, you see him right?

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So

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but if somebody shows you where the ad is inside johari

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or in Sahih Muslim,

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and you can look at it and you said, There it is right there.

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All of a sudden, this is part of our Deen is not just a nice saying is part of our life.

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It's not an option to us all of a sudden it's real. Yeah. Okay.

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For the other people, they don't have that.

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They don't even know what that is.

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They've never been exposed to real truth in their lives.

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They use the word.

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They know there's a difference between the lie and the truth, basically.

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But for many, even people with education, even people with degrees, people with social status.

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People with responsible positions in the world still have trouble differentiating between the truth and falsehood.

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Is that right or wrong?

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Remember Clinton

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I did not remember what he said.

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And when they caught him,

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I won't say red handed but they had clear proof.

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And what do you say? What I meant was

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a DD

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And what about Nixon?

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Maybe some of you are too young to remember Richard Milhouse Nixon. How is there? I remember real well.

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He put his hands like this, he said, Are you Nora crook.

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And then they proved that he was a big liar.

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What about

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the one we got now?

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Now remember, I got to go back home, so I'm going to stop.

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For a Muslim, the truth is not just being accurate in what you say.

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It also means that you're going to be accurate in your intention to go with it.

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Because you could be accurate, real accurate, and still be lying.

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Because you could just not say all the truth.

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You could just say part of the truth. Or, or you can say all the truth, but not let the person understand how it comes what it's relevant to, it still be a lie.

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I've never met

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any other group of people that I've met individuals, of course, who are truthful, but I never met a group of people more responsible for giving messages correctly than I have with Muslims. I never saw this from other people. When somebody gives you a mana, and they said, I need you to tell Abdullah,

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that I'm real sorry, I couldn't see him before I caught the plane I have to go. So when you see, tell him I said, Now your brain is already clicking in Abdullah. He's leaving, he's given me an Amana. And I got to remember what he said. So when you go to him, you can say she had a message. It's a man, I have to give it to you. Now, even if I said stuff that you don't particularly agree with, you were telling me exactly what I said. Because that was the amount and given you a true or false, there's no doubt about it.

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And I promise you, that's not the case in the rest of the society that we live in.

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You have no idea really

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the value of the truth unless you've lived without it.

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And then when it comes to you, it is sweet. And it is beautiful.

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And those who live it, speak it and practice it.

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They're beautiful people.

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I want to mention something to you

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that I've heard quite a lot of in the last 17 years.

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And I take exception to it. I don't agree with it. Because I don't believe it's a truth. Although I've heard a lot of Muslims say

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the statement says

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if you want to know Islam, you have to look to the Quran and the Sunnah. Don't look at the Muslims, because if you look at the Muslims,

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you don't want to know.

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Even the statement that someone said, If I had met Muslims first, I wouldn't even become a Muslim.

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Have you heard statements like this? Some of you may have fallen into this trap. This is not true.

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It only has some tiny truth in it. But it is not true.

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From a person who was not Muslim, I

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didn't even know any Muslims.

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Till I was in my late 40s.

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I immediately could see the difference

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between Muslims and non Muslims on that one topic alone

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the truth and how valuable it is.

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So I say

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if you want to know what's Islam, look to the good Muslims.

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Because if you're saying if you said you can't find Islam, and I this is some chef even said it like this, that he went to Europe and when he came back, he made this statement that he found Islam without Muslims. And then when he gets back home he finds Muslims without Islam. The very famous statement I'm not gonna say who said it doesn't matter. The point is that is not a good statement.

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That does more damage than it does good.

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In the Juma football, the mom is supposed to manage the community and there's no doubt about it. But he still has a responsibility not to go too far. And that's going too far. Because when you do that, here's what the next thing will happen. And it has happened. We find

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ourselves criticizing the Muslims

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for their shortcomings

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and praising the non Muslims. And they don't even have the Akita to Nola La la la.

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Have you heard this happen? Yeah.

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saying, oh, man, you know, this guy so and so he's not a Muslim but man, you know, he was very good with the business dealing we had with him and it was

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and he was on time. Wow.

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And then immediately on the Muslims, they don't pray and they don't fast and so on and so on. So, and without realizing it without thinking about it. You're absolutely doing the worst thing you can do to your own Eman.

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You are basically throwing your belief in the toilet.

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Got me? This not good?

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What is the order in Islam on how to look at your brother if he makes even a mistake?

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Do you immediately criticize or give excuse?

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Give him excuse.

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But only once.

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Twice?

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three,

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seven times. 77 times Ernie. We have one

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example.

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We see our brother. Here comes Tarik. He's coming along.

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Oh my god.

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Man, look. He's got again a beer in his hand. Oh, stop for a long

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what's that a cigarette? He's got to I don't know. It looks like he's gonna cigarettes and beer and everything.

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And look where he's going. He went he went in that place older. But we're all in women and stuff. Oh, wow.

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Stuck for a long man. And he's always out there in power direct and lucky some guy. Oh, man.

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Next time I see somebody, anybody

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you know Tarik Turku? You know, Derek?

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Oh, yeah, man. I don't want to say anything but anybody but you ever seen him within beer cans heavy?

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or smoking or going over that place over on such such Main Street over there? And

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you saw him over there? I mean, I don't want to say anything. But you know.

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I mean, I got deal truth.

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When Jason was here from America, he told us we got filters, I got a man stofer law.

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We didn't get one excuse.

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What would happen? What would happen on the day of judgment?

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If we found that what we said about him got spread around.

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And other people spread it around. And it got back and damaged his reputation damaged him.

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And all he would say is Allah knows best, Allah knows best.

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When it comes on us, and come to find out what he was doing. There's a headache and resource centralized salon, whoever clears the way for the believers is get act of charity for each little thing he gets rid of. So when he reaches down and picks up that empty beer can half empty beer can and a cigarette it was laying there. Look for the closest place to throw it in. There's a door over there, you stick it in or throw it in the trash and you went on his business. And you

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did what?

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Big Brother?

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anyone give him what he says.

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So I want to come back now to our topic, because it's very critical for us today, in spite of what other people are doing to us and attacking and saying the things that they're saying. We cannot do what they do.

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Now, this has been going on since before I got to Islam.

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Some other Christians were done in South Africa really going after their business as well. They go this one group, the Jehovah's Witness, there's another group called the Mormons, but Jehovah's Witnesses are down there really pumping it up and blown it out

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with all their spiel that they've got.

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So some of the Muslims were taking exception to that one of them ran across a series of some books that were 150 years old.

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From one of the sky

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In India,

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who had developed this whole thing, to respond back to those who are converting Muslims

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to Christianity. So this one, he takes it and is good orator, a good speaker and a big guy on top of that.

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And he starts going after him,

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turning them around in their tracks. They couldn't wait to run away from this guy.

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But then it turns into debates and then becomes like a public thing. And then it becomes like, okay,

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half the room will be filled up with Christians, the other half will be filled up with Muslims.

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The Christians came,

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sometimes more Christians than the Muslims.

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And this was the case

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down in

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Louisiana.

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And they brought the man all the way from South Africa to Louisiana.

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And they had a debate

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and became very famous, they made videotapes spread it all over the world.

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You know, which one?

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No doubt your mind what I'm talking about?

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How many of you ever been to Lafayette, Louisiana?

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Never.

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I have

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never been in those little villages, those little towns there. And I've talked to the people, the Muslims and non Muslims.

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Only question I had was, what was your relationship before? And after the debate?

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What was your relationship, Muslims and Christians before this debate was good.

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Better than it was between let us say, for instance, the Catholics and the Protestants because they, mostly Louisiana is Catholic. They even have Catholic laws still there today. It's the only state in the United States that does not have counties, it has parishes, and parishes that are associated with the Catholic Church to is that.

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And they are under the structure, their constitution is more on the French law than it is on British.

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And again, I'm going to repeat that in Louisiana only.

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So in that state,

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where the Muslims had a better chance, with the Protestants for sure.

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After the debate,

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hated them.

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And to this day, I was there and right after the hurricane Katrina.

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And I talked with people about this, some of the refugees left from it. We discussed some of these things in passing. I didn't let him know that that was a big issue that I was really just dialoguing talking but I wanted to find out.

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I talked to two people

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on two different occasions. Once when I was in Hodge and the other one I was done after Katrina, who were there at the debate.

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And I asked him, What was the response to the people

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when they started out, we could talk to them easily after I afterwards, everybody was polarized. You know what polarize means has nothing to do with the North Pole, South Pole, stone, but the poles of a magnet, you're attracted to each other and away from them.

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Each of the communities that are visited, where they've done these kinds of debates,

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suffers more than it gains.

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That's why I refuse to do the debates. Not because I don't think I can beat somebody talking. I got no problem doing that.

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But because I know Allah is not going to like it.

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And when I was here, the last time down in Sydney, that's exactly what they tried to start out with. I told them I wouldn't even come over here if they were gonna do that.

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The reason I came was to keep them from doing that they were gonna get somebody else to do this debate stuff and it was gonna be real serious. The plan was to bring in three of the top Christian guys and put one of the Muslims from America up against them.

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And then have a judge sit and listen to the whole thing and make a final judgment. It was going to be broadcast and everything. What do you think would have happened after that?

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Well, I got news for you. It would have been a huge collision because only a month later

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two months 477 remember that

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What happened in England? That was just two months later? Do you have any idea how bad Muslims would have looked in all of Australia, you probably all be living in a refugee camp right now.

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Do you think I'm joking? 100? No, we were able to avert that.

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What I told them was will come and we will just talk about the nice things of Islam. They said, we get this one guy though. Now we've already started.

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He wants to do it said only if it's a dialogue, he finally agreed to a dialogue. Dialogue means diamonds too, by the way.

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Love to speak, dialogue. So okay.

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And the deal is, we'll each talk about the good things that we have, that will contribute to the community and the future of our children. Let's build it on that and go for it.

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That was the premise from all the way back in November, December like that all the way up till I came here in May or June, in May, or whatever it was that year.

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And supernova. Everything went so smooth the whole time I was here because we kept focused on that one thing. Talk about the good of what we both have. Some of you heard of Fred Niles. He was one of those that I went and spoke to, and he turned around 180 degrees, and he was looking actually positive toward Muslims and toward Islam.

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He even when we did cielo, he stood behind us. And he was praying like this and crying.

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And I went to him afterwards, and he was very positive toward Islam.

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didn't last, as you will know what happened right after that.

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But we try. And then what happened?

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On that last event on the last day,

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the one representing the Christians came and broke his word on every point, said he wasn't gonna do it. He did it. said he would do this so that he didn't do each thing that he saw that he did the opposite of.

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And the Muslims had worked closely with him, asked him go to Sydney and ask them what they did. They had a barbecue for the for the youth, and they brought him over and fed them. They played soccer with them. They even brought a well known soccer player, and let him meet him get autographs, that kind of thing. Nice.

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But when he got up on the stage,

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he had a Quran and a Bible in his hand.

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Already, I know his problem. You know why?

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You see me with anything up here?

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Well, I need that for.

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If I need an open book and read that anomaly to be given a speech about it.

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Do you need to be looking up something we're going to give a doc? You either know it or you don't? Why? He's got both books.

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Because he's going to use it as prompts to show people. You know what the Bible says what Christians do you know what the Quran said? And one of those deals.

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We had exactly 30 minutes each.

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He said he needed more time. I said, let him have some of my time. So I give him five minutes of mine. I'll talk 25

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VR.

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But one thing I asked the moderator to do when you get up there, read this, it says is not a debate. We're not here to attack each other's religion. We're here to talk about the positive future for our youth and the good that we have and let people see what it is and leave it at that.

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When he started speaking, he didn't wait two seconds before he was saying really bad things against Prophet Muhammad

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and then misquoting the Quran

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talking about Hadith I didn't ever hear it before. I'm sure that there are deeth because I could see where he got them from

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he had with him Arab Christians sitting right there feeding him like spoon feeding you know, say this say that they've been brainwashing him for two weeks.

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This for this purpose.

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And he came down bom bom bom and for one whole hour he used up all the time.

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The brothers asked me Aren't you gonna make any notes? I said, For what? Sanjay, you can just say he did. I said there's a debate what I'm gonna do it.

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After our break, he came back in.

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I told him I said, there's no point in talking. Listen, go ahead and try anyway. I said, Well, you know, most of the people are leaving.

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But I went up on stage. And I told him that

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I was real happy to be here in Australia.

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Always want to get to see kangaroos and guys fight and crocodiles.

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And figure out how guys can hang on to the end of the globe like you guys do down here. I was trying to figure out how you didn't fall off, you know? Because I wanted them to relax a little bit, laugh it up and, and relax, because there's no way I can come in and pick up after what he did. Then I did. The only thing I could think to do is just talk about my trip since I've been there and the good things that I saw from the Christians and the Muslims working together. And I mentioned the name of the people that they knew.

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Even one of them from the uniting Methodist Church is what they call it.

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We have united they have your 19. I think here Yeah. Well, this one. At the end of his speech, he said, I'm calling for the reinstitution of the Sharia of Islam. If we added in Christianity, I would call but we don't have it. They do and we needed. This is what he said.

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So only gives me chapter

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that's great. Say amen. Go for it. I had a girl, boy, the Bible, let me go home.

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But I'm the lead where a lot of good things. Then I just pointed to him. And I said, the only disappointment I've had it sitting in that chair right there.

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Because before we came out here, and what we talked about the last six months, was what you heard the moderator saying this was not to be a debate. This was not to cut each other down. This was not to put anybody down. All it was was to show the good that we had from both sides so that our youth can find things that they can work together on to build the future here in Australia. That was our topic, if you remember.

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In the meantime, I checked him out because I never took my finger off of his face. I just kept pointing to him. When I turn and look at him now he was red faced and looking down.

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So I said so I'm not going to respond

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to his misconceptions, misunderstandings, misquote from his book, misquotes from our book.

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Instead, I'm just going to tell you the three words that came out here to tell you about and then I'm gonna go

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in case you didn't figure it out, I just responded to everything he said in one sentence.

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So I gave him the meaning of the word Islam the word and Muslim, the word of law of four words, because I talked about the Quran. What does it actually mean? That was it?

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And I felt like well, you know, I did my job.

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A guy came up on the stage.

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And I was done, you know, you got to get off stage can't come up here because the people milling around everything and you don't know who's got what kind of agenda going on in their head. It wasn't a Muslim, you know? And he said, but I want to make Shahada.

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I see what they get up on the stage.

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And he did his Shahada.

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A young man I think it was in the Australian Navy or something was behind you some reach your area over there. And he said, I want to as well. And he entered Islam. Then there were some girls three right over in the area right over there that we took the microphone over to them, and they did Shahada.

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Now they're making Shahada after this guy insulted Islam every week you think to do it

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and it's not because of me.

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But I guarantee you if I would have done what was inside of me to do that would have been a big problem for me. A lot would have made a problem for me because hot is hot. And when they play their games,

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we still cannot respond that way. We've been told by a lot of content a very clear

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that you have to be patient in forbearing

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they plan and a lot of plans not you plan, they plan and a lot of plans and who's the best planners

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so you tell them you deliver your message and you do it in the best way now it's come to the main point of our talk tonight, which is how do we deal with the harsh attacks somebody comes to you you want them moslem ha

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yeah.

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So you believe in Allah don't you?

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have come you guys terrorist?

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How come you guys have to beat your wives?

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Or like one woman asked me how come you mean can have four wives and a woman can have four husbands?

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Why do you have to oppress women?

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How come you have to kill all the Jews and Christians? Why is your religion so violent?

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So what do you say?

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Has anybody ever sat with you and showed you the right way to respond to this?

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Because we have the best example on Earth, of how to reply to those types of harsh attacks.

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And who am I talking about? Suddenly,

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no doubt about it. Did he have a problem?

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Every single day they give him a problem.

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The Qureshi dragged his own relatives man

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coming at him, and by the way, they weren't just coming up and saying things to hurt his feelings. They were hurting the Muslims physically.

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True or false?

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How many of you know about the occasion when he and I will buffer we're both right by the Kaaba.

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And the Caribbean nearly beat them to death.

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They had the Harlem home dragon home, and aboubaker nearly died.

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But when he came to, all he could worry about was the profit civilized.

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And he wasn't going to relax until he knew he was okay. Remember the story?

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They nearly beat him to death. Okay, so what happened? So the process of them said, Okay, okay, everybody tonight, get your weapons and sneak up on them. And we're gonna go in and blow them up. And Nope.

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Nope. It was still in the early years that was in Mecca. They had no commandment. And the process don't didn't make up the religion. It has to come from a law

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without a commandment to do it. You can do it. All they can do is self defense, which of course anybody can do that.

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Even the orders

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for battle came,

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they were very clear.

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And even today in the Geneva Convention, they cannot match they can't touch

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the laws and rules

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for battle that Islam has can't even get close. It's too beautiful.

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First, you have to have

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the circumstance that a law is describing. And it can't be that you're going out here fighting for money.

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There's no such thing as being mercenaries in Islam, you can't fight for money.

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They can. Right now in the United States, we have a huge number of people being trained in private camps, private businesses, training people to be mercenaries, and then renting them out to the United States to the tune of over $100,000 a month each.

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Have you heard about it?

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Looks to me like you got no clue what I'm talking about.

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called Blackwater. That's one of them. One of six of the major ones. And the guy that runs it's a personal friend of Mr. bies.

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Take care of you buddies. buttons.

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Those are mercenaries. We can't do that.

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Kill for money. You can't do it.

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property. Same thing.

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Again, I'm not talking about I'm not talking about self defense that everybody always has. Right. So that's common sense. But when it comes to organizing and going in battle,

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there's a name for it. And Arabic. You know what it is? What is it?

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Guys are freezing up on me man.

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What are you afraid of the secret cameras in here?

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So miss it check. Is it the J word?

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No, it's not the J word.

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The word actually has the reference to

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to killing.

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It's called qatal from kipple.

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And this is the word Allah is using in the Quran. But it means to engage in a type of fight that can wind up in death. In English, it has the word Mortal Kombat. And this is what's mentioned in court.

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But there's so many things that have to be in place and it has to be followed in a certain way. That's why the process normally never allowed anybody to do this until they had it from a law and how to do it

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and when to do it and most important of all when

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Not to do it.

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They use the term in the translators use this in verse 190. Sir Baccarat use a term in English fight.

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But more appropriately it should be combat. Because fighting you imagine somebody standing there going.

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crypto. No, it's more like

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no, this is a lot closer for them

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when they fight you, but stop if they stop. Otherwise you're the aggressor, and barely allowed isn't the aggressors. Verse 9191. Next says what to rule.

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Now this is the imperative like

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Quran.

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Quran is the word is a noun

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corie one who recites at galera, you recite, that's imperative the word. So what to whom, to whom word This means and

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says, kill them, but it's in combat. So it's the same word again, killing combat or Mortal Kombat.

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wherever you find them, turn them out from where they turn you out.

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Now, what did that mean? That was specific, wasn't it?

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They never read the rest of that verse, by the way, because right away, the people would be gone. Who got turned down? What was that all about? So they just stopped short. And that's another kind of line is to take part of a verse, and just show that. And in an actuality, it was talking specifically about when they go for Hajj. If you go back to verse, one, that 189, you can see that there are three things they're being asked to resolve some of them. Yes, so Luna, they're asking you that's how the verse starts out about such things as the moons and this is to know when to do Hajj and entering your house by the wrong doors. And that's superstition. Don't do that. And then the

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subject of when are we ever going to get to fight I mean, you know, 13 years, and we've just been hassled the death, all we want to do is go do Hajj. So this is what it was pertaining to that and going back to the place, which was their own land, their own homes, their own families, their own property.

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And they were being told now by Allah, yes, you can go back and if they fight you, you can fight them. And you can even turn them back out of the property they stole from you take your land back.

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But it has these conditions to go with it. Because before that they never had any of the conditions.

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Arabs before Islam came were very tribal and feudal.

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Meaning that they would just go after it and go after and and kill and kill and kill with no limits.

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Have you heard about the battle, the feud actually that they had over a camel race. There was a big camel race. And the winner of the race, certain camel, another boy is jealous. So he picks up a rock and throws it and kills the camel. So they killed the boy. So those people killed their boy. And then they started killing each other. And you know how long it went 40 years.

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To the extent that people couldn't remember what the battle was about anymore, why are we killing these people?

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over a stupid camel race?

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Aren't you glad we don't have camel races anymore?

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Because we do have football.

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Oops.

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It gets pretty rough to done. But you can see if you put it in context, this is nothing like what the people are trying to claim Islam is saying. There's nothing like that. Especially because it has the warning marks in there, stop if they stop.

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And it repeats that again, even after this thing about turning them out and everything. But still if they stop.

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It's up to you alone. It's back to a law again, notice how many times when you're dealing with your enemies. Even if it's in your house, you got a problem with your wife. But once they stop, back off, and don't keep jamming it in their face. That's insert another song You didn't say like that name in Arabic, but I'm trying to give you the essence of what it's about.

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For sure. The more you study Islam in Arabic, and the more you understand how these things all fit together, there's no way you'd ever let anybody convince you that there's a single thing wrong with Islam.

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There's a lot wrong with some Muslims no doubt.

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And I'll put myself in that category.

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But there's nothing wrong with Islam. Islam is perfect. Because Islam describes a relationship between us and our Lord. Islam is based on those words, you've heard me say, if you know any of our programs, that's it every program. Islam is surrender, submission, obedience, sincerity and peace. And when those five things are together, and you're having this relationship with your Lord, that's the best relationship there is. He's the boss, and you're not. And as long as we adhere to this relationship with our Lord, doing what he wants us to do on his terms, we're going to be okay.

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But now, how do I respond when these guys come up to me, and I'm gonna leave you with this and let you think about it. It doesn't matter how they attack you, it doesn't matter what they say, or how they do it. Train yourself, you can go in front of the mirror. So you can do this. So that you can be like the companions or resource Arsenal, and how they had to respond in those early years, especially before the verses came. Because you by the way, you you can't, you cannot get together and get a little group and go out here and do stuff like that today, this is not a slam,

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it has to be under authority or have authority. You cannot do that. Okay, you're being tested. And this is your test, just as it was for many of the Sahaba.

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Somebody come to you and insult you say something bad. Like some of the things I mentioned. Water, throw another one out. How come you guys worship a black box in the desert and kiss the ground five times a day?

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Thank you for asking me about my religion.

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Try it. Thank you for asking me about my religion.

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Thank you for asking me about my religion.

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Thank you for asking me about my religion.

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In my case, oh, can you look like Santa Claus?

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Thank you for asking me about my religion, and you're getting nothing for Christmas.

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But seriously, seriously, you just be nice. And tell him Thank you.

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Because guess what, now he's stuck.

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Because you acted like you didn't know it was an insult.

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And only the worst of the worst of the drunks is going to persist after that. He'll be like, well,

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would you like to have the answer to your question? If you'd like to sit down have coffee, we can talk?

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Oh, can I get your email, I'll send you something or phone number we can talk. Maybe you're in a hurry or something.

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It works.

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It's perfect. Because they didn't come to really ask you. I told you this is not about clearing up misconceptions. This is about the ones who came to attack. Now some of them do it out of ignorance. There's no doubt about that, because they picked it up from people who are trying to program them to do this stuff.

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But some of them are exactly that. In any case, when you say thank you for asking me about my religion, and you smile. They're gonna go Okay, okay. Okay, that's it. That's I'm out of here. And that's good. That's really good. But when it comes to the issue, if you happen to know the answer, the proper answer, you'd be surprised how many times it turns the whole thing around.

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Just turns it upside down in the other way.

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Here's the one for you.

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When they asked you

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how come a man can have four wives. But a woman can't have four husbands?

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Thank you for asking me about my religion.

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In Islam, there are two important things I always say this. First is the truth. Meaning that I have to say the truth, or I can go to hell.

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The second thing is the proof.

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Even if I make a mistake, you can find it out real easy because everything of Islam, there's only one version. There's only one version of Quran there's only one version of Prophet Muhammad Islam. It's all one. So it's really easy.

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If Islam teaches it, or doesn't teach it, it's known. We can ask any of our scholars, it'll be the same.

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So we have both

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truth proof where the evidence

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But sometimes questions have a problem in the question because the question is a statement, or a question mark, may give an example. somebody asks you can you answer this question yes or no? Answer. Only two choices. You got to say yes or no.

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It's about your mother. Is she out of jail yet?

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There's never been,

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there was a yes or no question.

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But my mother's never.

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Is your mother in jail? Yes, yes or no?

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Yes. Good. I'm glad she got out.

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She didn't matter what you said. You're stacked up. Because the way the question is, yeah. So in this case, we have to straighten the question out, oh, there's one more little thing.

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And that is, well, I'm giving you the answer. If you hear something that you like, you see the sense of it the common sense. And you find that what you thought was actually upside down? Are you going to be ready to reconsider your position

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and start to worship your God and my God without partners? Because by the way, that's all Islam is really about worshiping God. That's what Islam is about. You ready for the answer? He's going to be going, huh? How did I get into this deal?

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Because you are telling him exactly what he needs to know.

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Islam is about worshiping God on his terms. Let's check that out. You asked me now, about four wives. And one husband? Yeah. Well, according to Islam, there is something called no sex, except in marriage.

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Now, the Catholic Church kind of goes to an extreme for the most holy and righteous of all the men, or all the women, they have no sex, period, ever.

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Because they can't get married,

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can't have children never going to have any grandchildren.

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nuns, priests, bishops, Cardinals, even a pope, never, ever, ever get married,

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and never have sex.

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Well, at least they're not supposed to.

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That was the whole idea.

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But Islam is not saying that. It's just saying, no sex. It's not sanctioned by Allah, meaning you have to get married. Meaning you have to have a contract a written contract with the lady, so that she has something to get her rights with. Because when Islam came, women weren't getting their rights. But now, women get their rights, women and you can begin to explain how it is in Islam. Women have the right to own property, women have the right to vote 1400 years, they didn't have to go through women's suffrage like we had in our country. Women have the right to be women.

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They don't have to be men to try to get money so they can have the things they want. They can just be women, and stay home, do things at home and still get money comes to them how? Because it's the man's responsibility to take care of them, to bring them food to bring them close to help them with education about Islam, especially all the things Islam is providing these people don't even know about this subject. And a woman who has even any kind of property at all, whether she's very rich or not so rich, never has to give a dime to support the household.

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If a man is a street cleaner, making minimum wage,

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but he's married to a lady

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who's worth half a million dollars.

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She didn't have to give him a quarter. He still pays for the house. He still pays for the utilities. He still pays for the car. It's his responsibility.

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You can't marry a woman for her money and Islam.

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But a woman can marry a man for his money. Easy.

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Because Islam has the ideal thing that every woman is looking for. It's called what's mine is mine. And what's his is mine to

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joke.

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By now the guy's going I didn't know that. I didn't know that. See? Now watch it turn watch it turn into just one example.

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So a woman has so many rights in Islam that

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She is considered the queen of the house.

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And it's a very big royal status in Islam, for a woman to be

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a Muslim woman in Queen warehouse, something nice, respect, honor, dignity. And the men in Islam cannot cheat on his wife.

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The punishment for it is you don't want to know.

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You don't even think about it. That's why you see brothers. Again, this is something you take for granted. But I'm trying to tell you that I know both sides.

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And if you see it, the difference between the young brothers for the Muslims and these other youngsters out here and college, jobs and so on, or without jobs, and a girl goes by

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Muslim sees a girl go by, and the other boy sees a girl go by, and both of them do this. Okay? And both Muslims are supposed to, but he's gone like this. And the boy is gone. Like the bottom does the same thing.

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But what's the difference? Is what what I'm saying?

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One of them is send stuff.

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Yes or not? The other one's going? Oh, mama.

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Yes or no.

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Even here in Australia,

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the brothers still have Islam. They still know this is wrong.

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This is not the right way to be. We don't like it. I want to get married. That's the answer, isn't it? That's not what those other guys are saying.

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They're looking for instant solution to their problem.

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And Muslims knew that.

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Muslims are looking to get married, and profit. So Sam told us get the children married as soon as they're old enough.

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Don't wait till they're 21. Because then they're fully grown.

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It's not as long. It's not what the problems are sometimes.

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Is it?

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Okay, gotta be honest. That's what this lecture is about, by the way.

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Along with that,

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getting married.

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When you get married, there's a whole lot about giving rights to the lady. Is that right?

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She has a Joaquin or a woman who is responsible for her. And he's taking care to be sure she gets a fair deal.

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And whatever is Oh, and here's another thing, dowry for Christians is always been girls pay the boys. How many of you knew that?

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The dowry goes the other way. And I am for 2000 years. Now, just in the last couple of decades, the women are going Hey, why should I have to give any money?

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But it's always been in Islam. The men have to take care of the women. Right?

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Always.

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So when you get married, you give her and she gets to tell you what it's going to be. Or you can make an offer. And if she didn't like it, just say no. And we need more than that.

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It's not right.

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Or we can say well, you know, the prophets of Salaam mentioned to one of the Sahabi just to teach you one ayah from the Quran said Yeah, because he didn't have anything else. Okay, go back out there in your BMW and dig around a little bit, you know, because that ain't gonna work. She has the right.

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Because that's what Islam is about, about writes about now the person you're talking about. He's going, whoa. He wishes he didn't get into this.

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You're telling him things he never heard of before. But check this out.

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In Islam, the man is the one who is having the heavy burden when it comes to support the woman who doesn't support anything.

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And it's set up in Islam that the women have extra protection

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so that they don't wind up out in the streets with nothing. They don't wind up as old bag ladies.

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They don't wind up as prostitutes.

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They don't wind up with a child with no father.

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His name is providing for him in the best way. Even if you're in a society with 20 women

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20 women out here

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in only six or seven men.

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No problem.

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is not a problem.

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Because each of those men can take on the responsibility of up to four. Yeah, we got seven men

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20 women

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still got one opening?

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Yeah.

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No more than that was four. So it's not a problem.

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Not only that, though, and this is usually where I kept it with him.

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I asked him, Have you ever consider if you have 100 women on this side and 100 men on that side?

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Soon as you marry this, man to this woman, here, we got a match. How many are left 99 on both sides. So let's start getting married till we get down to the very end. And we find all of a sudden

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there's five men left.

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And five women left.

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Now what's the choice?

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Men can only choose from the five.

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Right?

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Right. Because in Islam, the woman cannot have more than one husband?

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Well, one of the reasons, by the way is because a child born wouldn't know who the father was. And when it comes time for inheritance, how would you know how to distribute it? That's one of the rights of the child. But to come back to this. The man over here can only choose from the unmarried women true.

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But the women who did they get to choose from

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every single man, they're still eligible for her.

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Because they don't have four wives yet.

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Who's got the most choice?

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See, you never thought of that.

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never hit you. That alone. See, because we're not allowed. We can think like God, but Allah knows what he created. And there's always more women on this earth than there are men.

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Today, it's more than four to one. But that's not the point of that having a discussion, I'm just saying who has the most choice? The woman because the man is stuck? He's only good five women to choose from are three women or what if there's only one woman left? That's it. That's your wife. That's it.

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No, girl, she's really healthy. You know? That's it.

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But for the ladies,

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they can choose from any other men, as long as he doesn't have four wives. Now, what's another advantage of that is a man gets around, we're social. We know each other. We know who's we're, we're going on level up. But women don't, that a lot of times they don't know what's up. And they might think, Oh, this guy is real nice. But then they find out Oh, he's stingy. he slaps his wife around he does you know thing I don't like that. I will show know that beforehand. How would you know? Well, it's real easy. Because if she's already, if she has a friend that's already married to the guy, she'd know. word gets out real fast. Who is the nice guy really, and who is the one praying and

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going to the masjid and praying charity. And so this is one of the ways that she is being benefited by this. So who's got the most choice and who's got the most benefit.

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And by now the guy's gone. I didn't know that I didn't know that happened. Actually, it happened a woman had asked me the same way. And when we got to the end of the thing, Chateau de la la la Shalom, Mama, Ursula. Why because it becomes clear that this is not from a human being. No human could have figured all of this out.

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And nothing in Islam said you had to marry for women.

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This hobby, the companions of Mohammed salam, when the order came, it didn't say marry for women. It said marry other women because it was talking about not taking the orphan girls and marrying them to get their money away from them. That's what it's talking about the verses before, marry other women of your choice if not to select three or four.

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If you can treat them with equality, and that's what makes it so great. Because if I have one wife, and I give her this and this and this I have to give the other wife the same thing. I cannot mistreat her and put her lower than this one. They have to have the same status, social status, material status, you have to provide for them.

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And if you stay up all night with this one, you have to stand on it without one. This is the deal.

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Your time your money, your resources. It's theirs.

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So the combiners Mohammed they weren't like out on the street going.

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No, come on. They already had wise

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was not forbidden for them to have multiple wives. What they did they had to divorce wives, yes or no.

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Though it was like, Whoa, not.

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So that you understand what I'm trying to get across, there are a lot of things that we take for granted today, because we're trying to put our mindset of the mentality of the people around us, of the society that we live in. And we're not realizing how it came, we're not realizing the ramifications of the laws of Las panatela and the hokum. It's very important to understand the rulings and the wisdom with it.

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Because then when you do, and somebody asks you a stupid question like that, you can say, thank you for asking me about my religion. And then when you begin, you're going to be surprised at how quick it'll go the other way, one of two things will happen when I get through talking to him, one of two things will happen. Either they're going to make Shahada

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or they're going to shut up.

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And they're never going to do it again.

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And remember, again, I want to repeat this is I'm only talking about the cases of real harsh attacks and harsh treatment. I'm not saying about the one who just has misconceptions who doesn't understand this is for the one who comes to you, and wants to treat you harsh, treat him good, treating better than good. But then lay it out real smooth. And let him realize that what he's got is nothing compared to what you have.

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In the true Muslim society, where Muslims are practicing real Islam with Islamic State, you have a much, much better overall

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community than you do anywhere else. And that's for Muslims and non Muslims alike. It's just a safer place and a better place. I'm gonna end it now by telling you what happened with one person.

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Not that he was harsh at all, it was a lovely person. But I was reminded just now of something that happened with him.

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He was in the hospital. And the one taking care of him happened to be a Muslim who had was a med student, and was taking care of this man along with other patients. And the man became interested and fascinated 12 new every time I saw him ask him but it's lamb something else about Islam, Islam, Islam, so I haven't been visiting there and UK was in England. And they asked me if I would go and see this man, just talk to him for a few minutes. So I went to see him is very nice man. He used to drive a truck. In fact, right here in Australia, is where he was from.

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And he's old, but you'd like to talk about the old days what he used to do. And I asked him because he kept talking about Australia and relatives that he had here. So just one time I just said to him, well, what's your favorite country? I knew he was gonna say Australia. No doubt. He said, Saudi Arabia.

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Have you been in Saudi Arabia? You said, Oh, yeah, I used to drive a truck from here to there to Europe from this and that. So he had literally driven everywhere. But he said of all the places I ever went, I never felt more safe, secure,

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or at ease than in Saudi Arabia.

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I still didn't get it.

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I know how I feel when I go to Medina. But I know he didn't go to Medina for them to let him in. There. So what's he talking about? He said, You know, I used to park my rig. That's what he calls his truck and trailer, you know, he's there. He used to park my rig, I could leave the keys in it and go over and have a cup of coffee, talk to people. And I could come back I knew it's gonna be just like it was nobody's gonna touch it.

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He said, they're Muslims. They won't do it.

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He said, Muslims there who are conscious of their way.

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Best people. That's what he said. It wasn't the heat that he likes. Don't get me wrong. He was talking about the people. Because that was our service from what people said, What do you like best? He said, Saudi Arabia.

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So I said to him, you know, I'm gonna, I'm gonna teach you something. And here's what I heard when I came in here. You were given Shahada

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was beautiful.

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Because I told him this is the Shahada. You say this like this? You know, I shall do. I'm not alone. I shall martial law. But it means I bet witnesses and under worship except the law. I bear witness. Muhammad is His Messenger. He smiled at me and he said, that's all it takes. I said that'll get you started. He said, I say it every morning when I wake up and I sit every night before I go to bed.

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I almost fell over.

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And when we were on our way back, the brother was driving, he said, How come you didn't come Shahada? I said that really good. Give me Shahada.

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Well, it's not about a formal piece of paper, you know, he already has it. He already believes it. We've talked several times about the subject. I thought he needed to make sure that it No, he's saying it all the time. And he said it while I was sitting there. So you don't need to jump up and shake my hand and go there. No, he said it. That's it.

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So Pamela, so we don't know. Really, when we're talking to people who might flip and go the other way. I used to be one who used to attack Islam. Because I was totally ignorant. All I knew is what other preachers had told me. I had never met a Muslim. I never did business with a Muslim. I didn't know about the truth factor. I didn't know anything.

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It wasn't until I met a Muslim the business with him and watched him and his Islam, that I understood about this beautiful day. So I'm just encouraging you that when people come to you this way, don't respond the same way that they're coming to you. Remember, thank you for asking me about my religion. Slam is built on two important things, truth and truth.

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And we have to tell you the way it is. If you don't know the answer to him, I don't know. But we'll get back to them and get your email.

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Or if you don't want to give it to me, I'll give you an email and you can write usif Why you SUF at share islam.com that's one of our many websites. And then you can also go to our websites to learn the answers to these many other questions. Today I posted

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15 is on that are misquoted out of context. And they're used by those who particularly want to destroy a slam. Those 15 hires are on one of our websites, and then explanation that goes with it.

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Okay, I'm the composer but I'm not going to put it all together we actually have scholars who help us do these things. So if you want to go there, it's called Islam newsroom,

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Islam newsroom. And in the search box, put the word misquoting, not misquote misquoting. And it'll pull up misquoting Quran, there was five parts to this because very big, you may want to turn it into a PDF file, there's a click a button, you click it, turn it into a PDF file, and print the whole thing out, make a book for you. So that when people come to you with this stuff, you get the answers, clear answers, and you can even give it to them. So here right?

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inshallah, this will spread Islam faster than you can imagine. Because Allah can use something very negative to express. In fact, I've watched it happen many times.

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But I went further than I wanted to go in the talk, but I wanted to be sure to hit this main point, no matter what other people do to you, you're still responsible in front of a law to be a good Muslim, and I'm making the

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hang fast to that. If I don't do anything else, this whole tour while I'm here in Australia, except get that one point out to keep us patient, keep us in sub. And Allah says,

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In Allaha ma Sabri Allah be with you. Lock up strong. Allah keep your feet in his been always And forgive us and give us a

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couple of here. Some are economic to leverage.