My Journey To Islam

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Yusuf Estes at the American University of Beirut talking about his journey to Islam

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It's really loud hum de la llamada su La la la he was a big shadow Allah La la la la, la shadow Mohammedan

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Whoa, you warm them up just right.

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Is there anybody here that doesn't doesn't speak English? You don't know what I said, just raise your hand.

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They told us not to get started yet because some people are still coming in. So if you're not here yet Raise your hand.

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Once not here yet to not here yet. Martial Law.

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And this is supposed to be a university

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kondalilla mean? Well, first and foremost, I want to tell you a little story and then I'll tell you my story to Islam. Before we came to Lebanon,

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I was quite apprehensive and I discussed with shake matar her whether or not we really should make such a journey from some of the history, recent history and some of the events taking place, especially the things we read in the news and here on the television.

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I said it's not it's not good idea. We have a brand new TV station we have or just all about being you know, presenting Islam, and it's maybe not the best thing to do.

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Plus, I don't know, maybe they can't speak English over there.

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You guys speak better English than I do. I'm from Texas.

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You remember Mr. Bush right now? Nevermind.

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But anyway,

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you know, as soon as we arrived, and we landed here in Beirut, I was so happy

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that I was wrong. You know, usually when you're wrong, you don't Yeah. Are you happy when you're wrong? No. But on this trip, I'm happy I was wrong. Because all the apprehension all of the misgivings that we had, actually was unfounded. And we found here, not only a beautiful land, beautiful country, lovely food, but some very lovely and beautiful people as well. I love you guys. You're Greg.

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Oftentimes, people ask me, how is it that somebody who is a priest or a preacher, a minister, or a pastor of the Christian faith, could come to Islam?

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And another question I get is, what first attracted you to Islam?

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And it happened one time when I was traveling through Houston, I just stopped for salah and they recognized who I was at the masjid. So they insisted that I give a speech, and they want to tell me what the speech has to be. I'm just gonna pray and you're gonna just tell me what to do. Okay. He said, you're gonna tell us what attracted you to Islam.

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So when I took the microphone, I said, they asked me to tell you what attracted me to Islam.

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Nothing.

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Absolutely nothing. Now that people invited me they went.

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It's not what we expected.

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But you see, I wasn't looking for no religion at all. In fact, as a Christian, I felt that I was on the best religion there was.

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Because all of my life ever since I was a little boy, I knew there was God, I didn't have any doubt about that. Too many things happen in my life convinced me again and again and again. Although I don't see God. I don't hear God. But I know God is there. I know, I don't have a doubt about it.

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Some people, they don't have that. But there are a few. They get this idea from the time they're born, and they'd never leaves them in the whole life.

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Resource salaallah alayhi Salaam told us that every child is born on the fitrah about Islam. But then the parents will raise them up to become whatever they become.

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But in my case, I had parents who were very devout, good religious people. My grandparents were religious, on both sides of the family, cousins all of us. So I had no reason

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to think otherwise.

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In fact, I was nearly 50 years old. If you can imagine this. And never, I mean, I could have doubted a lot of things about some preachers. I could have doubted a lot of things about some committees that we had, but never doubted the

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existence of God.

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There were arguments in the churches about things about Jesus. But nobody ever said he didn't exist. So that wasn't a problem.

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But where the problem comes in is when you see people fighting with each other, that was the real problem that I had.

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I didn't blame that on Christianity, I blamed it on the people. Our church that I went to was a very big church all across the United States. It used to be called very simply, Christian church, it didn't have any other name.

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It doesn't exist anymore. But at that time, it was the last church only called Christian Church.

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In 1953, they split and they reformed one called Church of God, and another one called Disciples of Christ.

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Okay.

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We lived closest to the one called Disciples of Christ. So we will go to that one. After about a year, we came back to where we used to live to visit our friends. Do you know they didn't want us in the church?

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with them?

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My friends, we were young, my friends are treating me like on some stranger, away you with those guys?

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Unfortunately, we see that in all the religions, don't we? Hindus will split. Buddhists have different opinions of each other. It's true. Muslims doing Christians, everybody has their own little click. We're though, ah, everybody else know us.

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Is it true or false?

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You saw the same thing. It hurts a child is hurt by this.

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So when they asked me what most attracted you to Islam,

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I wasn't attracted to Islam, because I didn't know much about Islam, except from the news in the beginning. What we knew about Islam or Muslims really wasn't true anyway. But it was a lot of hype. A lot of hype, a very scary, you don't even want to be close to those kind of people.

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In fact, it started like this. My father came to me one day, and he said, we're going to be doing with a business with a man. He's from Egypt, you know, Egypt.

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And I was thinking, Oh, yeah, not her new, huh? The pyramids?

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Whoa, whoa.

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This is a funny looking guy, or seeing this.

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And imagining what kind of business cards stationery and pictures images that we're gonna have for this. I said, You know what, this is gonna be great.

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But then he said, he's a Muslim. I said, Uh, what? A Muslim. Like on TV?

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said, Do you like this guy said, No, I won't.

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Say you need to meet him. I said, No. He said, You'll meet them. You're like,

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well, I live in my father's house. I'm working with my father's business. So I gotta do what he says. So he says, you're gonna do it. You do it. I said, but it has to be my way. He said, What is your way? He

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said, I'll have to do it on Sunday, jambalaya, I have to go to him on Sunday. And I have to come straight from the kinesis from the church. And when I get to him, you know, I'm going to be wearing what my salib and turbo motors and my cap Jesus is Lord now.

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We have expression, you know, in your face, like that.

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And I was afraid

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because I didn't know what I was going to be up against. That's why I want to go on Sunday. That's why I need my book. I need all the protection I can get against the evil one.

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I'm imagining cuz I know what he's gonna look like. There's no doubt in my mind. He's gonna be wearing one of those long white dresses, or what they call it. And he's gonna have like the big imamo

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let your

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eyebrow goes all the way across.

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And safe. big sword

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that's what I'm imagining.

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So this way I need to have my equipment.

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Okay, bom bom bom. The Crusaders are back.

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But when I saw him, I didn't know. It was him. He said here he is. I said where

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This guy's wearing normal clothes.

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No neck.

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No hair. He's bald.

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This so yeah. Oh,

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I get to get to work right now. You know, I have to save him. Do you believe in God?

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said yes.

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You have a genome believe in the God of Abraham. Do you sit? Oh yeah. You heard about Abraham? Yes.

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Oh, no. Hold on. Timeout. Listen to this. After I came to Islam, I find out. He's a descendant of Ali and Fatima. He is a descendant what's called obey. You probably never heard of that here. This is

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maybe you heard of it.

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Anyway.

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And it means ever. Hell I listen, I miss his great, great grandfather. I'm asking do you know your grandfather's?

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Amazing.

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Jeep.

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But anyway, he just said yes. I said, Do you know about the Bible? Yes. You don't believe in the Bible?

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The Old Testament? Yeah. You heard of Moses? Yeah. You believe in Moses. Yeah.

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He's a prophet. He did miracles.

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Okay, what about David? Solomon? Yeah. Okay.

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All right.

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But you don't believe in the precious name of Jesus?

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He said, Yes.

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What? You believe in Jesus. Yeah. But you don't believe is the word of God? Yes.

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Miracle birth? Yes.

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But you don't believe that he's coming back in the last day said yes.

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This guy is going to be easy.

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Yes.

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Going to convert this boy.

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So you see, I wasn't attracted to Islam at all. In fact, I was afraid. And I thought that the best thing I can do is convert Muslims to Christianity. And I told my father about it. My father was an ordained minister. My role was what's called a music minister. I was in charge of music, especially pianos, organs, the written music because I had piano and organ stores. That's what I did for a living. I volunteer my time with the church.

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And then even give them a free organ or piano.

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Because I'm so righteous and religious. I'm a nice guy, right? Plus, I get all those guys in the front row and have all the money to buy pianos and organs.

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Businesses business.

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So don't get an idea that I was some like, holy guy. I don't want you to think that. I don't think that that's a good description of me.

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But I did care. I did care about the people and I cared about the religion.

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Now, my father told me, leave him alone.

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We just want to do business. He's a nice person. He's a nice guy. Just leave him alone. I said, Yeah, sure. Of course.

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My father said, Look, he has his religion. We have our religion and let him go with that. Later you read in the Quran lacantina.

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So

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we started working together, he and I, the Muslim is named Mohammed obdurate man. And he, you know, what is it? Everybody knows it from Upper Egypt.

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You heard some jokes, not, not from Saudi now.

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He told me many jokes. So we would travel together we would visit together we would talk and then on a long trip, I would open a menorah with him debate. And he'll take one side I take the other

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but he won every time.

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Because the one important thing that I didn't have as a Christian

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One thing I didn't have was the proof for what I said, this was the problem. I believe it. But with what evidence? how I feel? Yes, I told you that since little, I feel it. But what's the evidence you can give to somebody else? That's one thing. You can't give us your feelings. You can't give your feelings to somebody, even you love them very much here, I want you to take some of this

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doesn't work.

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doesn't work like that.

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So when we'd have these discussions, and he would bring the proof from various sources, whatever it would be, whatever the topic?

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Well, you can't, how are you going to argue with evidence right in front of you?

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At one point, I went to another preacher that I knew. And I told him, you know, I'm trying to give this man

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what you call it down in Arabic, but we'll just say we're trying to call him to Christianity.

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Give them the message. And

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my preacher friend said, stay away from them. They are terrorists. You know, stay away from these kidnappers and hijackers just stay away. Nice guy. No. This is underneath is bad. On the top, forget about it. Really?

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And he said,

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Whatever you do, don't read their book.

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Okay, good tip.

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This same man, this preacher had a heart attack. He went to the hospital, I used to go visit him while I was in the hospital one day visiting him. I met another man who shared the room with him. And that man turned out to be a Catholic priest.

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When he got out of the hospital, we took him to our house to live with this. Well, he got over his heart attack.

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On the way to my house, he started telling me about Islam. The Catholic priest was telling me things that the same things the Muslim told me.

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I said, how you know so much about Islam. He said, Every priests knows other religions, and we had to study Islam.

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should really, yeah.

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said they believe in one God, they believe in it. Yeah, yeah, that's it. That's what he told me. I believe about Jesus as a prophet said, Whoa, whoa, whoa, that's he said that. He said, but they don't accept. Jesus died on a cross for your sins. They say that they have to stand good for their own sins on the Day of Judgment.

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Hmm.

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But actually, listen to this, they are the closest to us of any other religion, that's not Christianity.

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Oh,

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I'm sure we can get this guy now.

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Still, in my mind, we're gonna get this guy.

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Then it happened.

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That Well, the Muslim who lived with us, and now the Catholic priests living with us. And by the way, we were not Catholic, Protestant. And we have you know, the difference, but so, I'm thinking ways that we can try to bring a message with some real power behind it. So let us do this. Let us have

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a time every day while we sit together, you know, like you call halaqa. And I'm gonna introduce the subject. First subject. Let's talk about the Bible, struggled at the Bible. So I'm going to bring my Bible which is called Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

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There.

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And it said in the King James version has many mistakes, and this is going to correct that. But then my father brought his Bible to the table, which is the King James Version.

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Oops.

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But then my wife, she sits there with her Bible from Jimmy Swaggart called good news for modern man.

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Oops. But each of these books is a little bit different from each other. And sometimes it doesn't have the same number of verses and sometimes it doesn't have the same meanings, and different numbers, etc, etc, as a problem.

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And we start arguing, and that's before the Catholic brings his Bible.

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Because our Bible has 66 books Protestant Bible, in English has 66 books.

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But the Jaffa

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Bible which is over. The Catholic Bible is really where the Protestant Bible came from. Has 73 books

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and there's another from the Orthodox side it has 78 books

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motyka

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member Udaya total Allah combi sobelle Mutasa dead

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Senato hadera Hua

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shaba. suburban

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ness Moto, Hurriya, Robbie Oh, shut up, hacker yada

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yada yada lil Kalamata in Hydra one.

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So before we can even talk to the Muslim we're arguing with each other. No,

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no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

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big boom. And I realized, oh, cuz I'm looking at the Muslim. He's like, this

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is not going good for me.

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In fact,

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we need to get off this subject. Let me try to turn it around. You know, when you have a debate or argument, you got to think of some way to get out of the pickle urine. You know, it's like, Okay, I got it.

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So, Mohammed, how many versions of your co ran are there?

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One?

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Yeah. What?

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No, but I mean, you know,

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one.

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Oh, no, I saw I know that in French. It's in German. It's in English. It's come on. He said, No, there's only one core and those are translations. We still have the original Quran is not any difference. There's one Koran, only one, it's in Arabic. If it's not in Arabic, it is not the Quran. Simple as that. And there's not 234 versions.

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But then look at this. He made me feel good. He said, But this Quran confirms that the original Bible did come from God. No problem.

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So he's not trying to argue he's not trying to put us down. He said, Yes, your original Bible it did. If you ever find it, you'll find it says what the Quran says.

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Hmm.

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Okay, change the subject.

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Next night, start differently. Leave the books out of the subject. I got another way to go.

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Let's talk about how you feel when you think about God. Because sometimes I watch a sunset. I see the ocean roll in, and you feel the breeze come off of it. different times of the day. You see in the forest, there's mountains, so many beautiful things. And what do you think about who made all of this? Who made those clouds? Who made this universe Who made it? Ah, and you see a baby. When you see a baby? What do you think? Oh, who made this baby? This there's so perfect. So beautiful. You ever hold a new baby in your hands? Hmm. It has little fingers in little toes. It does want to kiss him.

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I'm serious.

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So let's talk about God cuz he's the one that made all that I have a great idea. So that night.

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Now, let's talk about God. Okay.

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We believe God is when God

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said yes.

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You know, while we were sitting at the table, talking about God.

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I mentioned that we as Christians believe in one God.

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And the first commandment is in the book of Exodus in chapter 20, is very powerful, speaking to the children of Israel, telling them through Moses actually telling them

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I am the Lord your God that brought you out of the land of Egypt in the house of bondage. You know, no other God beside me. There is no other God beside me, that shall not have any other gods beside me. And the second commandment like unto it, Thou shalt not make unto me any image of anything that creeps upon the earth swims in the sea beneath or flies in the air above.

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You know, one day I was sitting in my church, listening to the pastor.

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And I was looking on the front of the podium right here, there was a fish,

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a fish, stomach, you know, stomach for the stomach. So here's the

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This is stupid jokes.

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But if you don't laugh, they'll get worse.

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Anyway, there's a fish right here. And I'm looking at fish and I got my Bible open to Exodus 20 not have anything that swims in the sea beneath.

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And then I look up at the stained glass window, and you want to have a bird. And he has a, like, olive branch.

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It's in stained glass and done awesome. flies in the air above. And then right behind me, what do you think? They got Jesus on a cross. I said, Modi didn't miss a thing. They got everybody. Everything he said. They did it.

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Huh?

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Man, I'll come back to what happened next. We're talking about this and I'm explaining we believe in God created everything. He said, Well, we do too. There's no governance. That's the God. Regardless, we say a law you say Allah or God, or God or deals or done. That's one of the names I think in Russian. All of it comes down to one God, one God. Great. He said, Okay, can I ask a question?

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Yes. Can you explain Trinity?

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Yeah. Okay, there we go. Well, okay, first of all, God is one.

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God is one.

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The Trinity. Hmm.

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It's not three gods. Okay. Don't get this idea. Trinity is not three gods.

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Jesus, God in the spirit is that those are three things. That's a no, no, no. It's all the same thing. He said How?

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You said Jesus is the Son. Yep.

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And God is the Father. Yep. Those are two different ones. Right? Yeah.

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But there's the same.

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How can the father be the son?

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As a good question.

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So how do you explain the Trinity? So let me get back to you. I went to my preacher friend the next day I said, You know, I told him what happened. And but the Trinity about the son, the father the Spirit that He said, I told you stay away from these guys.

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You're gonna get a check on a devil is gonna be on your man.

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He said beside Did you tell him about the too far the apple?

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Got it? Okay.

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Next time.

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Too far this will explain the Trinity. He said an Apple will explain God. Yeah, because. Okay, you have the red on the outside of the apple. Yeah. Okay. The red the skin right? Inside is the part you eat. Yep. And inside that is the seeds. But these three are one apple.

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He said how many seeds are in there?

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And what if you have a dude in there?

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a worm.

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I like that dude. Cuz we call everybody dude. I can't wait to go back. I'm gonna have fun.

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You guys, tell me this one. I love it. This is funny.

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I can't wait to ditch them. Anyway, so we'll keep going. Anyway, I got stuck. I go back to my preacher. The next day. I'm like, Hey, you know what he said? How many seeds and what about a dude motorboat? And he said, Oh,

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these guys

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tell them about the bail. bail. You know?

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I like bowlegs but why do you like boiled eggs? They're good. Put less salt pepper.

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Some fool.

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That's Egypt, by the way. So

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we'll get back I said okay, like the egg. You have the shell on the outside. The white on the inside. And inside of that is the yellow these three oh

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One egg.

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What if it's a double yolk?

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Would you call it?

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Three would you call

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suffering?

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Your God becomes for

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just like that.

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A square.

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Know, about this same time, my friend brought the book, the translation of the Quran with Arabic

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as a big one, back in those days, we had this really big heavy one, you know?

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He laid it on top of the calendar. And I said, Is that your Quran? He said, Yeah, go ahead. No. Oh, no, no.

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But when he left?

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Let me just take a look.

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Wanna check it out?

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There's nothing there. The pages are white.

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Another white page, another white page, then some notes? What is this? What the number on the page is like 700 800 something. So what is this? they printed their book backwards?

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In this way.

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We'll look what it says.

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In the name of the law. The most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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So far, so good. I like that. That's nice.

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All the praise is to God.

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Which is the

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most Gracious, Most Merciful.

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The ruler on the Day of Judgment.

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You only do we worship? You only do we turn to for our guidance. Dinner, Nina, Guide us to the straight paths or at the Mr. King.

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The path are those that have your number, your favor gifts.

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Not the path of those that have your wrath

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and not the path of those who are lost.

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That's pretty good. I like that. That's nice. Turn the page. Leave lamb mean, what is that? Oh, whoa, whoa.

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Then I remembered I need to close the book. You know, when I started when I first opened the book what I said before I opened it.

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Oh God protect me from any evil while I read this book.

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By accident, or last quarter.

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Now, I've got to try one more time. How can I get this Muslim to Christian? One more time? I'm going to give him everything. So I'm telling him, okay, look, this subject.

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I know there's God, I feel that there is a God I have in my head, in my mind everything. There has to be God. Where did everything come from an accident? Nobody could believe in evolution people came from monkeys. Please, how can we still have monkeys?

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Well, they didn't develop yet.

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I want to look at the things that are here. Even one molecule of protein by accident to put together the elements to make one molecule a protein. That's life. By the way protein life.

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It is impossible to calculate the possibility of accidentally making one molecule of protein. If you didn't know this, you need to check it out because it was a Swiss mathematician who wanted to calculate the possibility of the Big Bang happening. He's an atheist.

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He said the universe is not big enough to calculate the possibility because although I'm not saying it's impossible, still we can't calculate it.

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One and how many molecules of protein just in your eye, or just in any part of your body? How could all of this come up?

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By accident, an accident happens. You see a mess right along. Two cars crash together you don't see a bunch of little bicycles

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true if I drop a glass of water and it breaks it doesn't make a little small blesses

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if a hurricane goes through a junkyard picks up the metal throws it in the air and falls down to brand new Mercedes.

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Full of petrol

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already running you.

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I take you to a restaurant we go in you just Nobody works here. Don't worry. Sit down. What happens? Boom. Oh,

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look at this cheeseburger. Alright. Just the way I like it. Yep. Pretty good.

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And malted milk, boom. Oh, that's nice. That is milkshake. Wow.

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And then when you're all done, boom, it disappears. You walk out the door, just as you go through the door, it scans your billfold, boom, take some money out of your bank account.

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You laugh You say these are ridiculous this funny. But then somebody says, Yeah, but everything we know about came from a big bang. Oh, yeah, I can see that.

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Because he's wearing a suit.

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And he's a professor. And he has degrees.

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Let me share with you something. There's degrees, and then there's degrees. Some people that have many degrees. Would you like you're in a university, you want degrees? How many like a degree? Did your hand up quick? Maybe they'll pass them out. But

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I'm gonna share with you a secret.

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I'll tell you what, you can get all the degrees you want in one day.

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Go to the pharmacy. Buy a thermometer.

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It's loaded with degrees.

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So now I'm trying to tell my friend how I know there has to be God. He said this is not our argument. This is not a discussion. I agree with you more than you do. All Quran gives us the evidence for this.

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He said but you know what?

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Three months, I'm giving him the dollar for Christian. You know what he said? I'm ready to go to your religion.

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If it's better than my religion,

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Christianity is easier than Islam. It is, though, hey, don't miss this point. It is easier. You don't have to pray five times a day. You don't have to pray one time a day. Are you sure you don't have to. If you don't pray five times a day, you're not a Muslim yet.

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Five times not four and a half.

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You don't have to fast Ramadan. You can fast as a Christian, but you don't have to. If somebody leaves Ramadan and considers that's not part of Islam, he left Islam with it.

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You don't have to make a pilgrimage. A lot of Christians like to go and visit Jerusalem. That's a pilgrimage for the Christians it is but you don't have to follow it makes a way for you to go to Hajj and you don't go, you're gonna have to deal with it on the Day of Judgment.

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And Zika now in Christianity, there will push it the preacher will push you to pay 10% of your income, he will he'll make that legit.

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But in Islam, you only pay two and a half percent of your wealth. And if you don't have any wealth, you don't pay. That was the only attraction that I saw from a materialistic point of view.

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So I'm saying my religion Christianity is better than his religion.

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Come on. He said it will be.

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But then he said I'm not finished. Or he said I will go to religion. If it's better than my religion, but we're lacking. You need proof Dalio.

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Now I'm sure of it. I wasn't sure. Now I'm sure

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in America

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break your leg.

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But when he finished this statement, he said, I will go to your religion if it's better than my religion, but you need proof.

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And I said, Wait a minute.

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Religion is not about proof, religions about faith. He said, in Islam, we have both.

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We have faith. There are a lot of things we have faith in. But we have proof to back it up. Everything we say, can be based on something, contingent on something that is an evidence that is approved that you can test to see for yourself.

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So if you have more proof, I'm ready to go with what you have.

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Finished finish have nothing after that. What is the proof of Christianity? Except faith? Except feelings? Except how you want to interpret one of the versions of the Bible?

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What is it?

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But if you look at Islam, the strange thing is, it clarifies and makes clear, the very things you already believed in as a Christian.

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Plus, it helps when you go back to the Bible, and I did this to go back to the Hebrew and go back to the Greek that we don't have the original Aramaic, as far as I know, it doesn't exist, it might, but I'm not aware of it. There's one Aramaic Bible in Syria. But it's not original by any stretch of the imagination, but it's very old. Even then, there are strange contradictions between it and the vulgate of the Catholic Church for Jerome in the fourth century. Now, I don't want to give you a class about all that I'm just telling you, there are so many differences, you can't get resolution.

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But when you read the Koran,

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and then you go back, I'm talking about RBM. When you read the Quran in Arabic, and go back over here, and look, you'll find, I get it, there's the resolution. So all of a sudden, this word heals, which is in the Greek can be understood to be not even, not even. But what

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now, I think everybody here knows Arabic, right? So you understood what that means not son. But

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because it's coming from a word, which is Paraclete dos no not perquisites. For, for Mohammed sauce on the heels, is a word that if you look it up in the dictionary, the Mau read for the Hebrew, and for the Greek you want to find out something, that word is wider. And it carries the meaning of a servant, a slave, a son, or nephew, or even the relationship of a pastor to his sheep.

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The one who is the shepherd takes care of the sheep. So if you said that, yes, we believe in this, that Jesus is the servant of God, He is the not even but I have a law, then Exactly. We have no problem for all of us. But then when you read lemmya lid, Allah mula

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where's this?

00:43:35--> 00:43:35

Quran?

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Guess what? Read numbers, numbers in the Old Testament, Chapter 23, verse 19, God is not a man.

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God is not the Son of Man.

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First time I ever read it,

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I'd read it but I never noticed it. Then now when I went back to the preacher and said, What about this?

00:44:05--> 00:44:10

He said, You don't understand this the Old Testament God decided to change his mind. And then he became

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guys tell me stuff.

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And I said, You know, I read the first part of the Quran. He said, that's it. You're finished.

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You're gone.

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That's it.

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Hola Shri in

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total la cumbre. De De

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De De Da

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Da Da Hua

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Chabad. Bennett,

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Moto, Hurriya. Rubio shabba. Hakka yoshua bengio

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Minh baru de Lille Kalimantan hora one

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So now, when I get back home, I find the Catholic priest. He went to the mosque again.

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And he was gone all day. And I'm wondering what happened? What happened? Where is he? And when they came home late at night, I saw the Muslim getting out of the car. I know him. He's got a shiny head, you see that far away? But who is the guy with him? He's wearing all white like a dress. He's got this cap on his head, huh?

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I looked at the prison. I said, did you become a Muslim?

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Or Kala Chateau de la la la.

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Okay, all right. Now, I had an idea. In my mind, I'm trying to see how can I talk to my father and my wife, and use this as a tool? To get the point across that, hey, look, a priest went to Islam. What do you think?

00:46:13--> 00:46:33

I'm not gonna commit to anything here. Just want to check the water. So I get up. We used to have a television show. So I have a lot of equipment bigger than this stuff. Because back then it was huge stuff, drag it out, set up the tripod, lighting, microphones, everything took over an hour to get ready. And by then the Catholic priest is asleep in the chair.

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I want to ask him the question you asked me. That's why I'm here. How did you come to Islam? How does a priests or preacher a pastor, a music minister, how do they go to Islam? That's what I wanted to ask him. And he fell asleep.

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So I went back upstairs to where I lived.

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And I'm trying to just tell my wife about it, maybe she'll you know, get the idea. I say, you know, Catholic priests except Islam, you know, what do you think about that? And, you know, and so

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she said, I want to get a divorce. Darla.

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shadowless talking about religion and converting, and convinces me that you and I can't be married anymore. Finish.

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So

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she said, Yes. A Muslim cannot be married to a Christian. There's no way. And I said, well, bah, bah, bah, bah.

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No, no, no, no, no, I did not say that. I want to be a Muslim. Did you think me? I'm still gonna, I'm just I'm curious. there's a there's a you know, and besides, he, meaning Mohammed, a black man. He told us that a Christian woman could be married to a Muslim man. No, I don't want to be one. Don't get me wrong, but it could be but that a Christian men shouldn't be married to Muslim woman.

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She said That's what I'm talking about.

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I want to be a Muslim.

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Okay, okay. Okay. It come in my mind. This is your chance is your chance. I said, Okay. Guess what good news.

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I too, want to be a Muslim.

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She didn't buy it.

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She said You are a liar. On the credit.

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She said, because you're lying right now or you're lying five minutes ago and you said you didn't want to be a Muslim? Either way. You're a liar. Now get out.

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I was halfway down the steps of my father's house and I realized I just got thrown out of my own Father's house.

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Why do they call women the weaker sex?

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Somebody wants told me this is a separate subject. Somebody wants told me

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that a man chases a woman until she catches him.

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And her first baby is her husband.

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Stream stuff.

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So I was in a kind of a mixed up condition. I woke up the Muslim I said you and me We got to talk. We got to talk because it wasn't matter. I said

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Let's go outside. So we are talking and walking all night. Well, he's walking, I'm talking. I want to get it all out about my father. What's going to happen? I mean, I'm thinking about Islam. I don't know it looks it looks decent this three months listening to this, it makes sense. But how can I give my father I'm worried about my wife. Well, she's since she was. And then what about the people at work at the store? What am I gonna do about the church? Oh, my God, when I walk in there, tell him Hey, you want to be a moslem?

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Finally, he said it like this.

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This is not about you, and your father, you and your wife, you and your business relations, you and your church. It's about you and him. That's what it's about. So you need to go talk to him. And he walked away from me, and left me standing. I went out behind my father's house found a place to put my head down on the ground, because I like that, by the way, the head on the ground. I like it. Because when you do this, it's like you're totally giving up to him. Totally. And when my head on the ground, I said these words, Oh, God,

00:51:13--> 00:51:14

guys, guide me.

00:51:16--> 00:51:18

I didn't say anything else. That's it.

00:51:19--> 00:51:31

Use it. How many times 17 times a day. If you pray five times a day, minimum 17 times a day in a Serato monster game. When I raised up my head from the ground.

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I knew the problem. The problem wasn't outside. The problem was inside. You cannot tell God what his religion is.

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You don't make it up to what feels good to you.

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You don't take some leave some it's not a buffet.

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And about that Allah said in Edina in de la him Islam, chapter three, verse 19. And then again, love goes deeper on this subject. In the same surah This is lm Ron, and in verse 85, one mommy guide will Islamic Dena follow your alarm and who will who will fill out the middle ha serene that if anybody wants a religion other than a laws way,

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go ahead, but he's not gonna accept it.

00:52:25--> 00:52:28

And in the next life, they'll be with the losers.

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I don't want to be a loser. I don't want to make up a religion and I don't want to take from somebody who has no growth.

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It became clear now it's not a matter of how I feel. It's a matter of what I see in front of my own eyes, there is only one God. One way, one message, one prophet hood.

00:52:53--> 00:52:54

And one way

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La ilaha illa Allah so I went in, I made a shower. I came down in front of Mohammed from minya Sayyidi. from in front of him, and the ex Catholic priests now Muslim, I said these words ash haddou, en la ilaha illAllah, WA shadow under Mohammedan under the hood.

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And then after that, my wife came down.

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She had a scarf on her head.

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And she entered Islam the same way.

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A few weeks later, while I was talking with my father. He also said there's only one God and Muhammad is His Messenger.

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My daughters, we took him out of the

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Christian church school and put them in a Muslim school today they're grown. They have their own daughters, their own children.

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And Subhanallah I've seen for many priests, a bishop,

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pastors, ministers come into Islam, not for the snappy dress, okay?

00:54:19--> 00:54:22

And not so they could learn to make bombs,

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but so that they could get closer to the real Jesus, the real Mohammed and the real God in the next life. That's what we want. We want to be close to God, we want to go to Paradise. And we wish all the people know this beautiful message. The message of the Dean of the message of La Jolla alma mater so long, and we ask Allah to give this hedaya guidance to all of us army

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hamdulillah in the last 20 years, I realized that the problem is not Islam.

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There is no problem with Islam. The problem is with us, us Muslims, that's what the problem is. It is very difficult for people to see Islam, because they don't see it in us. At the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, people could look to him and see the example of the Quran walking, they could see in him that beautiful o'clock, that character, the behavior of a good righteous person, and they could see in the Sahabi, the companions of Mohammed Salah Salaam, this example of honesty, integrity, of being truthful to everything they said, of being serious and being very concerned, and compassionate for every human being, and every living thing.

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They lived a life that was exemplary of what Islam really teaches. Today, because there are one and a half billion of us, we think we're something special. But in fact, if you melted all of us down together, and put us in one glass, it wouldn't even equal one of the companions of the Prophet slice.

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So I'm asking, I'm asking all of us to be more aware of who Mohammed really was, what his message was, and let's see what we can do to be better examples.

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of Islam.

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This is my serious job. This is my reason for traveling around the world. It's my reason for spending my entire life and resources just to get the message out.

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And whoever is blowing up people, whoever is calling for wars, and whoever is calling for killing and mass destruction.

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I don't care what religion they say they're in. As far as Islam is concerned, it says clearly, whoever takes one innocent life is no they killed all of mankind. But whoever saves one innocent life, like you saved all mankind, there can be no doubt this is in Quran in surah. Maya, I really hope we learned some good lessons, how to be patient, how to be tolerant, and then maybe it is a law, who will give us the trophy.

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Maybe, because Didn't he say in the Koran.

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And he's allowed to give us our condition. Only Allah gave us this condition. And he won't change this condition until

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we change ourselves may allow change all of us for the better. I mean,

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we have today over 2200 websites for Islam on the internet. And we encourage Muslims only to go to positive websites. Do not go to websites that attack the Quran, attack, Mohammed attack Allah, because all you're doing is helping their status be raised up, you're actually committing an evil act. Every time you click on anything that attacks Islam. You don't need to read it. What do you think is going to happen by you reading it, you're not going to answer these people.

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You're going to answer to the law for what you're doing. Stop promoting shirk, and

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promote Islam. Click on the links that lead to something good. And if you're not sure where to find it, I will give you the big links. It's called links to Islam. That com Many of my websites are listed right there. Nothing bad, only good. You like YouTube, we have to base now.

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You like to watch TV, we have guide us.tv you can watch it over here 24 hours a day even on your iPhone. We have it set up for you. If you live in America, United States or Canada, you can watch it on three different satellite channels. We're there we've got it. We want the support of every Muslim. How from your

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sincere do I feature Malaya. And also

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for me telling other people share this message. tell everybody how we have this ready for them to see it's in English. But we also are developing other languages.

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I think we have 27 language we have finished in about 20 more that we're working on now. So help us by working forward and in a good way in a good spirit with everybody in sha Allah. Joseph malo hiren was set out by the conglomerate.

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Now it's time for question and answer session. It's not working

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but it looks good.

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Okay,

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it's now time for the question and answer session. So our shift would like to answer the questions you had during the lecture.

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This will allow us to LA to LA.

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We've been having a little bit of fun here tonight. And we'd like to continue enjoying our company together in these few minutes that we have left tonight. Because we never know when we're going to see someone, again, when we have a chance to do something for the sake of the law and have a good time at the same time. This is like a big bonus on top of a bonus. So I'm enjoying being with you. I hope inshallah you'll get benefit tonight. One of the things that we'll do, if you like will be a little bit different. You like to be different. You're Muslim, you gotta be different.

01:00:49--> 01:00:50

Right? All right.

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Instead of doing questions and answers, I have another idea.

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Let's do answers in questions.

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Now, I'm serious. We have a TV show called jeopardy. And the United States where it is you guys give us the answers and we guess what the question was.

01:01:15--> 01:01:17

I like that one.

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He loves this law. That's working out good. Anything else?

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That's the answer.

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You have to give us the answer. What's the answer?

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You guys not used to this? Let's go the other way. All right.

01:01:46--> 01:01:47

Now that's a question

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Oh, you gave him an answer to his money. You don't need us go ahead.

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All right, we'll start with this one.

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Hold on.

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Okay.

01:02:24--> 01:02:25

Oh.

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Why do you look so cute on TV?

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What part of the room did this come from?

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Oh, I headed upside down. Actually.

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The question

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the question is about leisure. leisure. What is leisure?

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Beer

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stuff

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the beard

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wants to know do Muslims

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check you can read

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the all Muslims have to a beard. To all Muslims have to wear a beard? Actually, no, not the girls.

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I mean, seriously.

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Don't you hate it when the girls burgers longer than yours?

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Let's take the next one.

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About the heat job to almost

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do all Muslims that are Muslim have to wear hijab.

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Do all the Muslims wear hijab? Not the boys.

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But actually, to all the Muslim girls have to wear hijab.

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Do the listen goes have to wear he jump?

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No,

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no, no, no, no, no.

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That is Khurana cream. equilon alarm law tells you in chapter 24 verse 31. And the answer is chapter 33 verse 59. Clearly, clearly

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telling you that in front of her father, she doesn't mean

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she doesn't.

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And, and, and so many she doesn't mean.

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And then

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it says when she goes out when she goes out to wear the jewelry ban, the covering over everything yes or no. So she doesn't need a job if she stays home?

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Yes or no.

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Now weigh the two subjects that we just made fun of. Let me show you something that's amazing about the reality. First of all, let us continue the job in Catholic Church share who was in the Catholic Church, he was an altar boy. And on his way to priesthood, when he came into Islam in the 1970s, he will tell you that a nun, the best women in the Catholic Church are called what? None? None, right?

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Can they get married?

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None.

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Can they have children? None. Can they have any fun? I don't know.

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But in the Catholic Church, it is mandatory, at least until the last century, for 2000 years, the nuns, when they go into the convent, they have to start wearing something called habit.

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And it does become a habit for them to do this, because from the time they wake up until the time they go to sleep, even in a convent where there's only women, they have to wear their whole entire covering. And some of them in the centuries past used to cover the face.

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They did I have pictures.

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Now,

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for our ladies, the best of the best of our ladies never have to wear hijab, except if other men can see them, who don't have any business looking at their bodies, or their hair. That's the only condition yes or no.

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If she doesn't wear it, it doesn't mean she's not a Muslim.

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If she doesn't wear her job, it doesn't mean she's not a Muslim. She's in trouble. It means her family's in trouble. Her father, her brother, her son, her husband, all of them are in trouble with the law. But it doesn't mean she's not a Muslim.

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If she prays five times a day, she's a Muslim.

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But by the way, when she prays she has to wear hijab.

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So let's encourage our ladies to do the right thing to believe in the law to establish the salon. And of course they'll have to wear her job in the salon. And then as they can, as they can adjust, help them and buy nice things for them to wear. So they look nice when they go out because ladies like to look nice.

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Not flashy stuff, no light blinking, okay, we don't need that.

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Let's go to the left here. did not say grow your beard. He said leave it alone. That's what he said. So for the one who thinks he's growing his beard, but he just shaves this part, this part that part that and

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then he did not obey Allah and His messenger.

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You leave it alone. That's what he said. Leave it and cut this. Leave it and cut this

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is the part where you clap.

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What I'm trying to do is show you the reality of what Islam teaches us. It's not a difficult religion. It's very simple. You don't have to buy a razor. You don't have to go and shake yourself and cut yourself and put toilet paper on your face where you cut yourself.

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And he said in another video give you a beard. It's right. You put olive oil in it. You know that?

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How many of you know that? Making Moodle includes the lecture? Do you know that?

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It includes it.

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But when you read the books

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We make for new Muslims it never mentions it.

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But in the sooner it's clear, and it is taught by the Sahabi. When you make when

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you take a double handful of water and put it under and come up through the left here, how are you going to do that one? There's nothing there.

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So it means you did not complete the sooner handler used to complete.

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But think about it. No matter what happens though, we're human beings were problems.

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I was in Mississippi, some doctors, 14 doctors in this little massala and after I told them this, their wives are there in another room. And they said, Oh, sure.

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I said, I can't I'll make a law will make you stop cutting it off.

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And then one of them he said check my wife. She wants me to have you know, smooth face.

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I said I got a wonder. I wonder about a woman

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who wants her husband to look like another woman.

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Look who's clapping the ladies. Ladies. Do you like to see the sooner Mohammed says and I'm on your man? Yes or no?

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What are you doing guys?

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By the way, they never invited me back to that mustard. I didn't know why.

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maka Maharashtrian member Udaya total Allah combi Toby Hellmuth De De

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minbar, Rue de Lille Kalamata in Hydra one.

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Okay, let's go to the next question.

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No, here we go.

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Oh, that's a good one.

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There's nothing here.

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Oh, it's upside down.

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Upside down stuff.

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Oh,

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okay.

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Somebody said, What do you wish for your father? The thing I wished for my father more than anything was he would enter Islam and he did. Hungary

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hamdulillah.

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Somebody, I guess you've heard our audio. I did this one a long time ago, many years ago. It's the story of the word sword in the Bible. Who wrote this? Who wrote this one? You wrote? You heard it before? It didn't. Yeah, I know. Because you mentioned the spaghetti. All right.

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This is related to terrorism, jihad, and Islam spread by the sword. You've heard that right. We all heard Islam spread by the sword. Two points. Two points. I want you to listen to number one. The word Islam as Lama has five English words that are clear and some others that are related but number one is surrender.

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Surrender. Do this agenda.

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Yeah, now you're ready to go through airport security.

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When submission, to submit to whatever, wherever Allah commands you submit, I submit.

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Obey. You're gonna obey. You said you would do it. Now you have to do it. Then the fourth word is sincerity.

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Can you force somebody to have a class?

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Can you have you forced them into sincerity? So there's no way anybody could be forced into real Islam.

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Now what we showed now with the AK 47 are a bunch of dynamite bombs. You cannot force people to Islam. Allah does not want them.

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The only way you come to Islam you have to ask Allah to guide you. That's it.

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The only way is to ask Allah.

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So Islam cannot spread by the sword LA, acre, Aha.

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He already knew that.

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So these people are lying.

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And then I looked into the Quran because the Quran is full of stories of swords and killing people in a show really

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through the entire Bible. And so how many times is the word sword in the Bible? Do you know how many the Old Testament is bigger than the New Testament you have 39 books in the Old Testament 27 in the New Testament, total 66 in the Protestant Bible, and we already talked about the other Bibles or have more books.

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But in the Old Testament, which is bigger, you have the word showed less times than you do in the New Testament. So many words so toe, toe, toe, toe, toe, toe, toe toe.

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Listen to this, the quote, that is in the Bible, it says, Jesus said to the people, do not think I came with peace. I did not come with peace. I came with a sword.

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It says it in the New Testament.

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This is not a joke.

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So I went, and that's why he's asking me to mention this to you. I went and asked about the subject. And look with the preacher. Look what he said. He said, No, no, no, this misunderstanding misunderstanding.

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Right there. No, no, no, you misunderstand. He said, you know, in the old days when the manuscript gets old, the PCs the copy it, right. And where's the Roman Catholic Church? Huh? Italy? In Rome? Yes. Okay. And they stay up late at night, and they're working in the candlelight. It's hard to see. And what did they eat in Italy? Spaghetti. They eat spaghetti. Everybody knows that.

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And so probably, you know what happened? He was probably eating and he didn't notice it. Some piece of spaghetti fell down on the manuscript, like made like an S shape. It No, it was it's not sword. It was weird.

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It said word. He came with a Word, the Word of God, the word peace, the word of salvation. It was word that spaghetti under

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you know what the problem is?

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It wasn't English.

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Oops.

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That was Latin.

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Oops.

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But you see, that's what I was talking about. Whenever somebody wants to believe something, no matter how much proof you bring, 10 are going to believe. And Allah said, will you warn them or warn them? Not? You know?

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So that's the story of that.

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Next question, you're getting questions over, share some questions? Or Yeah.

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You're asking about the connection between you and God. connection between you and God? Well, first of all, is there a god? Or did everything come about by an accident? If you go for the accident thing?

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I have a website for you called science islam.com. Go there and see what atheist scientists said about the Koran. And then see if you still think about the accident, very heavy duty stuff to prove without doubt. There is the

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there is alcoholic, there is the creation and there is the creator, no doubt. All right. But the next thing is if there is a law.

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How do you know if you have a connection to a law?

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Well, from the time you're born,

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the connection is open. It's up to you to initiate it. Because the law is not going to force you law, aka hoffa day. If you want to have a relationship with him, ask him. Then after you ask Him, He will guide you. If you're sincere and honest, He will guide you to what he wants you to have make sense. And what it will not be. You want to have a connection. How many people have direct connect, you have the cell phone, do you have some cell phone or you have one?

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Nobody has a cell phone.

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Okay, you know how it works? You got a battery, you got connection, you pay for the minutes, something like that. Yeah.

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What is that called in Arabic?

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No Nice try

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Scylla

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What does that mean? Scylla Connect.

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Connect.

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What's another word in Arabic? Sounds like that? Salah

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Salah. You want to connect to a law, this law? How many times a day? No Limit? No, that's a minimum, there's no limit, have a good time Connect.

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Nobody said you couldn't do more than five.

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Free oh and the battery will not go dead. No drop calls Hmm. And you don't have to buy the next version every time it comes out.

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Just make a new rule and you get the new version.

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That's your connection?

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How do we defend Islam when they say Muslims are sexist?

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Well, first of all, let's look at this is Nam makes a difference between men and women?

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Islam did not say men and women are the same.

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Meaning women are not equal.

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They're not.

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In front of a law. We're all equal because the law looks only to the heart yes or no. But in front of each other, we're not equal.

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I don't look like him. He doesn't look like me. He doesn't

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leave him alone.

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What I'm saying is all of us look different.

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And all of us act different don't we should not really equal.

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Even in communism, everybody's not really equal. Or they know

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you have everybody this equal, then you have the other guys that are more equal over them.

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And then you have the most equal guy on the top.

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That's communism. That's where Dr. Bill Phillips left it.

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Let us come back to the subject of being sexist. If you said how do you defend Muslims that are sexist? I don't defend them. I criticize them. That's wrong.

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Islam did not say that men are better than women is is that different?

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I didn't say women are better than men said they are different.

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What is the basics of Islam? Will you look at the basic with me? Okay, first and foremost, anybody wants to be a Muslim? There are five things they have to do yes or no?

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six things you have to believe

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all Muslims have to believe in a law or malayaka t wakatobi. What recently well, Yamanaka was added to law now.

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Okay, so let's not different male or female, but the actions the Pillars of Islam. Let's look, every single Muslim has to say Shahada in front of the people at least once in their life, yes or no.

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They have to say Shahada. Same for men. Same for women, yes or no? Okay. Salah every Muslim has to do however. salvato comes five times a day yes or no.

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Every day yes or no 30 days a month, right? Wrong.

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Not the ladies.

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Why? Because there's a difference.

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Sure, Lord knows what he created. And look at this guy's Look at this. You will be jealous when I tell you something.

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You pray five times a day, every day of the month you have to. But you don't know if Allah accepts one half, one third, one fourth, one fifth one sixth one seventh one eight. That's in her D. You don't know that. But every woman knows that in her monthly cycle. Allah is accepting five Salawat for her every single day.

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Would you like to change that ladies? No.

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So it's not equal.

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To be

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equal. Because you man us we cannot do that they have to go through every month.

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We say they have a lady's having her time of the month. And they look at us and say they're always like that.

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Think about it.

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Let's go to the next one

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Zika

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is this Zika the same for the rich the poor no the poor he doesn't have to pay because he doesn't have money to pay the

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bearer of his rich

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well you have for one year you pay two and a half percent it's different for crops things like that watered by nature water but you know the irrigation things like that, but it's the same if a woman owns it or a man owns it there's no difference Yes or no? Absolutely. Okay, go to the next one. Fasting Ramadan. Everybody has the best Ramadan Yes, every day. No. Naka ladies

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she doesn't pray and she doesn't pass during that time. And she doesn't make up the prayers they count she makes up the days when she's ready

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could be in a nice comfortable time of the year we don't get that

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you ladies want to change that?

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You're happy with the law. Good I hope he's happy with you

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let's go through the next one every Muslim have to do had yes or no yes. no exception.

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invests in less she does not had enough room.

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No math from no hedge. No macro no hedge This is from resource Aslam. No macro. No hedge, don't go do it. Why? Because if you don't do Hodge, because no macro, you automatically get Hodge mob rule accepted by a law. No problem.

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As a good chance you get and you ruin your good hudge.

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For a lot of you something better. Now men and women are not equal. But but

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we are the same in front of a law in what?

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In your good deeds in your class. We all need that. So Allah makes it easy for the ladies. And he makes men go to work and support the ladies. Women. If you have any money.

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Maybe you have money, and you may this guy doesn't have any money.

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So he said to me use your money and I don't have to work. Hmm, no way to

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get a job.

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Right wrong.

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If you have a lot of money,

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and you're married to some guy

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and he's having a hard time you can give him money but it counts for you. Even if your husband you know that you get rewarded. Tell her she might give you some I don't know.

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It could work.

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cry

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alone will give you a reward.

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So any Muslim is a sexist, what you're talking about here is stupid. He's stupid.

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whether male or female, because Allah made everything clear for us. And the more you understand about it, the more you love Islam, because it's fair. And you don't say equal you say equity. You don't want to be equal. What lady really wants to drive a truck and have to stop and do Salah while she's driving a truck and cover up her tattoos so she can go out that what is what is that? No, no, come on.

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And the same for men.

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Men are men women are women and come on guys. It works out really good like that. Trust me.

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So they asked me to mention something some of our brothers said to mention that we have some brothers that are not married would you brothers that are not married Raise your hands. way up.

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As one of my guys with me, he's raising his hand.

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Is you guys not giving up? We kept his hand up. I don't care about these guys.

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It's a look of desperation man.

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And ladies, no, no, don't raise your hand.

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You had your chance. You saw what the choices here

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on the law

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have similar questions.

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It says, What's the reason behind the hate of the west toward Muslims? Well, I'll tell you what it is. It's us.

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That's the reason.

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Because we as Muslims have not represented true Islam. And number two, we have not gone to the trouble to show them true Islam. We haven't spent time for the dour. We haven't worked on our own selves. So what they're seeing and what they're hearing is all bad.

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People are shocked in my country, when I tell them what real Islam is about. You'll be surprised how many priests and preachers I talk to, and they say, you know, this is what real Christianity is supposed to be. I said, Yeah, we're supposed to be close. We're supposed to be close. Because if Jesus is real,

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a real human being that we know in Islam, he preached the message that said, to love your God, your Lord with all your heart, and all your mind and all your strength and love your brother is yourself. That's in the book of Mark chapter 12, verse 29, that's in Islam, clearly from the Quran and the Hadith again, and again, believing in one God and then being a servant of God in a servant to the people, if you can't serve the people, if you cannot say thank you to the people, you don't think a lot that Hadith, the results of the live live of someone. So the problem is not the people of the West. They are reacting, that's all they don't know. And the more I try to tell them, they become

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shocked. They say, That's not true. Everything I learned on the internet and say, on the internet, what a great source, you reading Wikipedia and shake Google, the important thing for us is to work on showing the right character. Because if we demonstrate the character of Mohammed Salah Laila was someone, that people have to be convinced by this character, Mashallah want to be like that person.

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But who would like to be such a person, when they see us doing the same things they do, only maybe worse, and who would bother with the only information they get is coming from non Muslims attacking Islam. And from some Christians that I know, they lied horrible about Islam. But on the other hand, some of them are telling the truth, because some of us are really horrible people.

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But unless we change, and we said it before, until we change our condition,

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ourselves, Allah is not going to change the condition around us. We have to work on it. Brothers and sisters, if there was any important question that came up here tonight, that was the one single most important question because this deals with where do we go when we walk out these doors? When you go anywhere after this? What are you going to say? What will you really remember about what we did tonight, except for a couple of dumb jokes?

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were witnesses What are you going to remember? When you walk out those doors? Are you going to be the same person that walked in the door?

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Because if you are, then I wasted my time. And the organization here wasted their efforts and resources. But if you go out that door with a firm resolve and commitment to be a better Muslim, then inshallah we achieved something here tonight.

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And if somebody says to you, when you walk out there, what was the lecture about series about 90 minutes?

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Then you missed the point.

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The point, we really need to work on ourselves. We have such a beautiful list of questions, some of them very detailed. This one had to be on two sides, talking about leading Israelites out of Egypt, and the expression of only one God. The law, mentioning here about the law, the Torah, the law, or the Torah. How many of you heard about the Torah will die? It's in the Quran. I know you know it.

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But did you know that Sharia is the law for Muslims? But if I say in my country, what about the Sharia

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gonna call Homeland Security?

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But if I say what about the Torah? Oh, that's good. Jewish law. Good, huh? They're both the same thing. What are the 10 commandments and look at Islam which one was any difference? No difference. Except in Islam. It's even more clear, because in the Bible just says Thou shalt not kill. But we don't kill you can't eat

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I'm serious. Try to buy the chicken when he goes by, they don't like it

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when you kill him first.

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And he said, Well, I won't eat meat at all. Well, you also can't kill plants, because he uses them too.

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What are you gonna do eat the bark off a tree.

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So you have to kill. But this lamb explains what you can't kill. And even when you kill, how to kill, everything is clear in Islam details. And when it comes to murder, that's when it says, Whoever takes an innocent life. It's like they killed all of humanity. It's forbidden for Muslims to kill anybody except those who are ordained to be killed because they are the mischief makers. That's a translation. The reality is these are people that are killing others. These are people who you can't deal with them anymore.

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And you need to put them out of their misery before they cause more misery to everybody else. But this is a rare exception. And if somebody says, Oh, I don't like to snap because you kill? Or what are you gonna do about these people that are killing us? You just stand there and say, Have a nice day?

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And why do you think the United States has a huge army to give out flowers?

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So

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we got to keep a balance. Islam is truly about a balance.

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This one already answered just now. I, you know, I went wider than the questions so we could answer more of them.

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Yes, this is something I have articles, I hope that you will write to me, will you write to me? And ask me and I'll show you where the links are that you can find. First go to links to islam.com? And if you can't find the answer there go to search for islam.com. If you don't find the answer there, go to just ask islam.com. And you still want to write to us, you can write to me at contact co n TACT contact at you know at a with a circle

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by guide us.tv or guide us TV either way, I hope a lot got us to

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the rest of the questions that we've got here. Some of these are were not answered tonight. Some of them are very close to the ones we already just talked about.

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For sure what I would like to do, I'm going to ask the brothers here to make all of these available to us, so that we can put them on our website called Islam newsroom.com. Right now I have over 1700 answers to questions over their data turned into articles. More than 1700 articles, dealing with the common questions we have. How old was Ayesha? When she made Rasulullah sallallahu. ala.

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You better go read the article, you might be surprised. You might be very surprised when you read this article. Because of the details that we put in there. And where the source is coming from. You might say this is the best love story I ever read in my life. I hope I'll have another question. Why do Muslims have to beat their wives?

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away? Do you read this one? You're gonna be surprised.

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You'll be very surprised. It's not what you think.

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So many other attacks against Islam. The misconceptions are going to be answered in tomorrow's program. We're going to be dealing with that tomorrow. How many of you are going to be with us tomorrow? Anybody?

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b y o see

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BYOKBY okay K and what that stands for, bring your own Kersey