Priests And Preachers Entering Islam Q & A

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Santa Monica.

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I have a microphone you don't

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What's that for someone to look

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for in a stock of Kabbalah or Cairo howdy howdy Muhammad Salallahu salam,

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WA Shura, Morimoto, Tata Hakuna Matata, Hakuna kulala,

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praises to a law.

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And we thank him. And we asked for his peace and blessings to be abroad Mohammed.

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The best speeches in the book of Allah, the best following is to follow Mohammed,

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the last and final prophet. And the worst of all things that anybody can come up with is to invent something in Islam that doesn't belong there.

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Because those inventions are misleading, misguiding the law and all of that misguidance winds up going into the fire. And that's exactly what we don't want. We seek refuge with the Lofton that on me.

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And having said that,

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I would like to address a few questions

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and then assure you that there's a way for you to get answers to all your questions.

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But in the interest of time, many of you have things that you need to do.

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And I

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also have another program tomorrow night anyway, I think you heard about that one.

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Maybe you can be with us over there. What I'll do is answer a few and then

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try to give the ones that I usually get.

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Then you can go to our websites and find so many answers to questions there. At Islam always, it's time yesterday, and slap

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First question here it says, What advice do you give us to bring people to Islam?

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We have a brand new CD that we put together based on many programs just like this.

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Where I explain to the people what Islam is the words what they mean.

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And then

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a radio show, the Christian radio show, where they interviewed me and asked me questions, I explained Islam

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and jihad in about four minutes.

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And they loved it so much that they broadcast it and put it up on the internet. I said, Hey, wait a minute. We need that for us.

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So that's there.

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Then about eight minutes explaining the word along the explanation I gave you tonight only a lot more because I took it from some of the textbooks.

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And then

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what is the Shahada? We broke that down

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to talk about it.

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And then we gave an example, you can hear a man

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walk up on the stage and make his Shahada or enter into Islam.

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Then we put another one there, which was a lady who also, in another occasion, wanted to come to Islam.

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And then the audio track of a video we have called 135. People make Shahada or 135 people enter Islam, and that was in a university in Curacao. A couple of years ago, 135 people in the audience stood up and said a shadow law

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on the law.

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Then after that, we have another section of the CD that talks about

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how to help the people after they get into a slump,

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which I think maybe is as important as the rest of the whole subject. And then

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we summed it all up and talked about how to use our internet websites for download.

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All of this is free. There's no price tag on what I do. Because I want to be paid by a law.

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I need that I don't need you. I need you.

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I love you for all you notice.

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But not instead of a law.

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I pray to him to take care of what we need to do to spread this message because if he gives us the success

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Everything will be fine. But if he doesn't, all the money in the world is not going to help us. There's too many people today

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from all religions, even Muslims running around collecting money,

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and then doing nothing with it.

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That least nothing to help promote the dean. And I don't need to join that group.

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So that's my advice. Don't look at the dour as a commercial enterprise. Don't try to treat it like a business because it isn't.

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It's to jar with the law. Yes. You're making business with the law. But don't try to commercialize it because you don't work.

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Next question, how did your family react

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when you went to Islam?

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Well, I already told my dad accepted Islam, but the rest of my family lived down in Houston. And my mom did not go for that.

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My mom was a schoolteacher for 14 years. She taught the special ed department

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mentally retarded, they used to call.

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She wrote curriculum. She's a very educated person, very educated.

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But she looked me in the face and she said, God is three.

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Just like that. The Bible said, One, she said, Yes, God is one and God is three.

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I said, Mom, you're an educated person.

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You know, math. And you know English.

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Mathematically, one can never be four, three, and three can never equal one. I've never seen any equation where a number of changes without something happening to it. One is one three is three.

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grammatically, it's incorrect. To have a plural for the subject, but the verb is singular.

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Is the these are?

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These are, those are.

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This is. So when you say God, you have to say is right.

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But then the nominative can't be plural. Because it's singular. God is one that works. But if you're gonna say God is three, you have to say God are three, then you have to go back and say God czar three if you want to be correct in English.

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What she said,

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You just don't understand.

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You just have to have faith.

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Just have to have faith. And the numbers don't matter anymore. And language doesn't matter anymore. and common sense doesn't matter anymore. As long as you have faith.

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Their reaction

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was very negative.

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But good news. After time.

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I stopped arguing I started out debating I had seen some debate tapes and I thought that's the way to call the people to Islam.

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And how many of you seen any debate tapes? You've seen them? Everybody saw him right?

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Tell you what to do.

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Go out memorize mistakes then go out here and try it yourself and see what happens instead of

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you're just gonna make the argument and another argument and another argument and another argument another argument

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of you you'd like to argue go to pal talk those are what they do all the time but we argue argue argue while you're not slam him boy did I put him down haha.

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Have you seen that?

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You know talking about?

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We said the best guidance is to follow Muhammad. Yes. Summarize? Did he?

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Did he cut people down? Make fun of them, ridicule them, condescend? Yes or no?

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You know, he never did that.

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Even when they attacked him, abused him threw stones on him it died.

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He prayed for them yes or no.

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And this was the way of all the prophets even when their people turned against them. They would be amazed how can you turn against me? I'm coming to you with a message of salvation.

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But they still pray for them.

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So why are we taking this as

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attitude of I have to smash these people.

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And what is what if that Christian that you're out here picking on today insulting today cutting down his Bible trying to make fun of trying to find something wrong with what he says? What if he made his Shahada? How will you embrace him? Tomorrow is your brother? Huh?

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Would you be a little bit shy to realize how you talk to him?

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Did you forget that a lot told us that he made all of us from the same person.

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Did you forget that all of this came from Adam and Eve?

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Did you know that Allah said that nobody knows. For sure who's going in who eight.

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People go through their whole life acting like somebody of the hellfire. But at the last minute, they become believers and they go to Paradise and vice versa. People act like somebody's going to Paradise is the last minute

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they blow it. And they go to hell is that summation? I know it says on the way, but you know, I'm talking about

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you want to keep the baby no matter what you're going to do. You're going to ruin your opportunity here in Australia.

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You're going to make this

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unfit for your children to live in.

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Don't do it.

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Islam is not about menara.

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Never was.

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It's not about the bank. Islam. It's about what? conveying a message and praying for the people. And ask yourself with these people who debate did they tell you to get up in the night and cry and pray for the person? No.

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But that's exactly what prophet SAW someone needs to do. That's exactly what I do. And that's exactly what the man did for me who was giving me down because I caught him one night.

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Yes. I got up for something. And I went downstairs and I saw him in the living room in the dark. But I could tell he was doing something and I asked him later, what was that? I thought you guys only pray five times a day. Was that a prayer? He said, Yeah, it's a nightmare. But I'll tell you later, after I got to Islam, I remembered it and I went to him. I said, Were you praying for me to come to Islam that Allah would guide me that night? I caught you down there. He said every night.

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Every night?

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Do you get up and do that for somebody to get to some?

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Maybe that's why you didn't see anybody make sure.

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The people of Del Rio Tao taught me this. You make your dollar in the day, and you make your God in the night. Like a farmer plants the seeds in the day. And then

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you water it with your tears at night. And maybe I'll have mercy and let them come to us. And maybe Allah have mercy and forgive you for not doing a better job.

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Next question.

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How many priests

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become Muslims in the United States? Oh, and another one? How many leave Islam? Okay, that's fair.

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That's very fair.

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I don't know how many priests for Islam.

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But I do know a lot of them that I talk to, they didn't go but they said Islam was the right to religion. Father john,

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in Arlington, Texas. He's the chaplain for the Catholics on campus.

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At the Texas University.

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He loves to come around the Muslims. Every event we had, he was coming around being with us, helping me be the Usher. Maybe you'd move chairs. He was just there. He's like, you know, at one time I called him up. I said, Father john, it just seems to me like you like Islam. He said, Yes. And you like the Muslims? He said, Yes. I said, Can I ask you a question I didn't know anything about now. I just asked him straight out. Why don't you become a Muslim?

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He said and lose my job.

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How many leave Islam? I don't know about the priests leaving Islam. I don't think I heard any of that. But I do know that some people go in Islam and they leave.

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Some of them they get the wrong notion. They go in for one reason. It's not the right reason so they go back out.

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Other people get turned off by the things they see us do as Muslims, and they leave.

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But some people enter with an agenda and plan

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Believe me when they came in just to make trouble for everybody that happened to me, when I was in Virginia,

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after a speech like this, I had the microphone and a man said, let me have the microphone, I want to say something. That's okay. I gave him the microphone. It was Egyptian, I can tell by his face everything look Egyptian. He was speaking with Arabic accent. He even said this up a lot here, which means a lot, increase your knowledge, good. And then he said, it's, you know, good for you, the jeweler in the country, meaning America where you can be a preacher, a priest, and then switch over to become a Muslim. And nobody will say anything, and you can even preach about it. But in my country in Egypt, he says, he's got the microphone. He's walking away now. shouting at the people.

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I used to be a scholar of Islam, he says,

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and I became a Christian and they want to kill me. They want to cut my head off. He says,

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How can this guy do this? We got it on videotape. If you don't what I'm telling you watch it for yourself. Amazing. I'm watching this guy go. He's got it all on tape. It's all here. I've got my tape for $5, three 410. And we got

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there were some people who come that night to enter to Islam. We had a lot of people at the university who would plan on going into a slump. And here's this guy putting on a roadshow here.

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And I'm thinking my God, and he's got the microphone. You know what it's like not to have it. Try it like this and see what happens. Now you see the difference.

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I looked down on the stage. And I saw it looked like a snake moving. It was the wire for the microphone. I stomped on it.

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And when I did, he went.

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I reached down, grabbed the cable started pulling him back. Like a fish. You know.

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I got him right up to the edge of the stage. I reached down to the microphone. I said you're a bad boy.

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I had no clue. But I asked the people.

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Is anybody here with this man? It was a certain group all raise their hand.

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They said they were Coptic Christians. They were with him. I said this, this man's behavior represent your religion. They said Well, no. So how many of you support the way he just did that? I said we don't. So what I want to ask you guys, do you want him to stay or go? They said go. So I told him you better behave, or else I'm gonna take your friend's suggestion.

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I didn't know really what to say to this man. But I just knew that didn't sound right. The way he did it the way he came across with a specially because he's out here selling his tapes.

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But I got the chance,

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a year later to go to Cairo, Egypt.

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So I went to the very university that he claimed that he was a professor at a scholar of Islam, he said,

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and I asked the scholars there. And I got the video camera out. And I asked them on tape to tell us about this situation. Immediately. They knew who we were talking about. They said he uses the name stuffer doesn't mean I said yeah, that's him. They said yes, we know all about him.

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Yes, he was a professor of history.

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And yes, he was here. But he knew nothing about Islam.

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He accepted Islam

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right here at this university. And he had a certificate that said so in Arabic, and that's what he was showing the people in the United States saying that he was a scholar, it was actually his Shahada.

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And then he left Islam, because they gave him money from one of the churches there to do it.

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And the government of Egypt doesn't support that kind of activity. And yes, they want to kick him out. Because that makes trouble people kill each other over that kind of stuff there. So they didn't want him back. His government did kick him out.

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But then they said, next time you see him,

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shake hands with him.

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And while you've got his hand, just slide his shirt back a little bit and look right here on his wrist. Anybody here have been in Egypt? know any Coptic Christians, you know, talking about? What's on his wrist. sullied the cross, you know,

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he said because he was born as a Christian raised as a Christian, and did it as a trick just upset the Muslims.

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I said 100.

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Because in our religion in Islam, there's no room for that kind of activity. We cannot play games like that. And some people have gone to the extent to go to Muslim countries

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and tell little children, if you need something, why don't you ask Mohammed?

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They do that to these little kids. And of course, they say you want candy? They say yes, they Oh, Mohammed, oh, Mohammed, nothing happens.

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Now say Jesus, say, Jesus, Jesus, and they say, Jesus, and they throw candy through the windows of the school. So the kids see the candy coming in. I heard about that.

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Is that the way you saw your religion? Now, to be fair, Christians don't do that. There's just a few missionaries. But still, it shows that some people misrepresent their religion really bad because the Bible doesn't give him permission to do that. Christianity doesn't allow people to act like that. But you know, something else? To be fair again, there are some people out there claiming to represent Islam, and they sure don't represent us. True.

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But still, we have to let a lot deal with these people.

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When did I interest land? Next question, July 15 19 9100.

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And second question with it. And how do you find this lamb?

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How do we learn of Delilah mean? I'm reminded one time when I was in high touch with one of the big scholars of Hadith from Egypt.

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His name is Mohammed Hussain

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has a big huge beard. We went hij.

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He said

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about Hodge, that it was beautiful like the flowers. I said, That's why Islam is to me beautiful, like the flowers of loving.

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Last question.

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That was it. Oh, yes, tomorrow?

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Oh, they're asking advice for somebody not Muslim.

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That's seeking the truth. But is it hesitant?

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The same thing I always tell everybody, take everything one step at a time. Don't get in a hurry.

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Don't get in a hurry. Be sure you're right. Be sure you understand what you're doing. If you have a reservation, if something's bothering you, ask like I asked. God guide me. If he wants you to know he'll guide you to the truth you'll know and you'll be fine.

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That's what you got to do.

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You cannot force Islam on somebody else. And you can't force it on yourself.

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Do we have any tonight here? who accepted Islam you made a conscious decision at some point in your life you said I want to be a Muslim and you started practicing Islam. Please raise your hands.

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Humbly love Mashallah. is great. One of the things that happens to us though, when we get into Islam, we have a tendency to try to go too fast, do too much, too soon. happens. You want to do everything we're so excited. You know, it's like you've been starving all your life and somebody turns you loose in a candy shop, you know.

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But as dangerous, you have gone one step at a time.

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Because a lot of doesn't get interested in excited about you coming to a slam with a whole bunch of stuff, and then leaving tomorrow.

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Do what you can do, do the minimum step by step as you understand practice that

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this is the way the process mom used to insist. When he sent more than Jebel to Yemen. He told him I'm sending you to a land that the Christians teach him tell him. He also said in another ad, teach them about the lawn if they accept that then teach them about the home or school. In other words, step by step and then teach them salah and then teach them zeca

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the worship the charity, step by step

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next question

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is Egyptian still around.

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He went back to Upper Egypt.

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This one is a question from power talk.

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They said that the non Muslims often say we worship a God among God.

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Is this something spread among the Christians in general? Not really. What happened there was one person in California, Dr. Robert Morey who wrote a book, the name of it, the moon God called the law. He refers to some archeological findings.

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And the reference to some anthropologists who have discovered some things in Yemen and other places in Arabia,

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that indicate that people long long ago had a God that they worship the moon God.

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And, and all of us know from what we just said tonight, that the word in Arabic for the One God has always been a law anyway, the people of Muhammad's time peace be upon him, even before message came, they said a law. Even the Christian said, a law, even the Jews said a law and even the mushrikeen said, a law that people who were the pagans, idolaters basically, non believers still use the word a lot. to associate that word along with a moon God is something that they may have done. But it's clear from the Quran itself, that you can't even worship anything that makes you think of something in the creation. This is very clear in Islam, that that is the key that makes the monotheism of

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Islam so distinct and different from any other religion on Earth. Today, even the Christians and Jews who say we believe God is one still don't have the monotheistic opinion of his smile was a fat or his characteristics, which is his names and so on his attributes, nor in his own way, he is the worship to Him alone, nor in his rubia or his lordship. So if you know that you understand right away this tail heat or oneness monotheism, Islam is so unique, it's impossible that anybody is saying I believe in Allah and the moon at the same time, just work.

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By the way, we send email to Dr. Robert Morris. Some years ago, he said, I don't debate with anybody except with scholarly background in their credentials. So I sent him my credentials. I never do that because I don't want people calling me by doc or anything like that, because it's not why I'm here. I didn't come out here to sell you anything. And I didn't come out here to get a job and then University is came out to tell the story about recent breaches from Islam. Well, when I provided the credentials, he didn't answers

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then he opened up the website he's got a website out there is a really bad attacking Islam horrible. His whole website is not about what he believes is about what he doesn't believe about Islam. I just attack incense.

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Beautiful looking website put together really nice, spend a lot of money on it, keep it up, constantly attacking.

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Amazing. Show, I think that they give a list of all these people there that you could send email to so I sent each one of them an email, offering an opportunity that we'd like to discuss with him his opinion, help us to understand a little better. Some things we don't know about our religion.

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His daughter responded, and I actually get to open up a conversation with her.

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She agreed that Yeah, my dad will do that. No problem. He'll come there. lt

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was set for February, year 2000.

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He was supposed to come to Georgetown University, very prestigious university in Washington DC.

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In Mamma Mia, Hindi was made aware of it. dr. john Esposito was made aware they both work at that university. And they have the big dialogue center there for this and I said, this is perfect. Bring them in. dr. john Esposito has written a lot of books about his time, although he's a Christian.

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And I said, this is great. Come on.

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I won't even do it won't even be me. Okay.

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Sit with another Christian who is an expert in Christianity. And you can do that. Guess what? February came and went, March came and went. And basically every month since then came and went, and we never heard from him again.

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But he still sells his books, that mortars books and music. Barnes and Noble they still sell the book. They make money out of it. We've tried to offer a challenge

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to at least show us any proof

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besides that one book that he has, but today, many, many people attacking Islam take his book and want to go out there and use it as a reference. And they do.

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Even though it's riddled with all kinds of mistakes, errors, inaccuracy and bald faced lies

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a lot guide him we pray for our enemies in Islam. It's not nice. I bet he didn't pray for us.

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We pray for him. Allah guide.

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Good question.

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What's my opinion about Paul? Did he believe in the true way? Or was he trying to distort the message of Jesus preached.

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According to the Bible, Paul's real name was thought he was embarrassing.

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According to other stories,

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Christian history, he was engaged to the daughter of the high priests and the Pharisees.

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Her name was popayan.

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Historically, we know about her because she's mentioned in the works of Josephus, that she couldn't stand this man. He was an ugly looking person, according to the Bible, too, he was not attractive.

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So she left,

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she broke off the engagement by leaving, she left her dad or she left her house, she left her religion, she became an actress, a stage person, I don't know if they were really acting or dancing what she did. But Caesar married her.

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She married Caesar.

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And it was right after this, that the Father, her father

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gave Paul his last papers and said this is it.

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His final papers were given to him to go to the mash, Damascus in Syria, where he was going to persecute, again, the people of the way.

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Along the way, said he had a blinding, light experience. Jesus talked to him. And

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he became Paul and began getting all kinds of spiritual revelation through dreams, visions, etc. and everything he had was from that you never know Jesus, other than to these blinding light experiences all over the world. This is all narrated in the book of the Acts of the Apostles.

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It's interesting, according I did a little bit of research with some materials from NIDA, Dr. Jamal, by the way, some of the others are still new to Islam. When I was looking at this, that was a stumbling block for me, by the way. And I realized, here's an amazing thing.

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I read it all my life and didn't catch it until I read somebody else telling me about it. So in this way, I do appreciate the work that some of these scholars have done, because it helps you to see,

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Paul told the story three times in the book of Acts, and not one of them is the same as the other.

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Really, he says, In the first instance, he's the only one who hears or sees anything, the next instance, they hear it, they don't see it, or they see it, and they don't hear it. But he's the only one falling to the ground. They're just standing there. And he gets blind twice, but in the third time, he doesn't get blind, everybody sees it and hears that everybody falls down, and here's his message, etc, etc. So the story's not the same.

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According to the Bible, it says that Paul said that he's dead to the ball.

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He said, because of the law, I sent the warrant for the law I wouldn't see and therefore I'm getting the law and the law is dead to me.

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He also broke the commandments and taught that you could break the commandments because he said, You don't have to circumcise anymore. You don't have to do the *ing you know, do the cotton anymore. You just have circumcision of the heart.

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That has a lot of problems right now, but that's kind of strange.

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Because this is just a question answer thing. I'll refer to one thing and get off the subject. Jesus told them according to what we have in the Bible, do you want to believe the Bible it says Matthew 517 1819

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Jesus told him Don't think I came to destroy the law and the prophets did not come to destroy but rather to fulfill and not until all things are accomplished shall a single dot john I Oda tittle will be in any wise lesson. Can't change any word in that strange, you know what I just read to you. Those are five words that are in five different versions.

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And they've changed

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the word with

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me. But he continues and he says, Whoever breaks the least commandment and teaches this will be the least in the coming Kingdom. But whoever keeps the commandments and teaches this will be the highest in the kingdom. And look at the next statement.

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Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees, the religious people, you will never enter Paradise.

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Paul was in Paris.

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Next question.

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Why do I wear Arabic clothing?

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Well, for one thing, this is kind of heavy and it's warm. It's cold today.

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I like people to know I'm a Muslim. I'm not ashamed of it. I'm very, very proud of it.

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If they don't like it

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a lot.

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The only time

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that I will compromise, because I don't have to compromise our Where is if there'll be a benefit.

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When I ride in an airplane today,

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most people are terrified already to get in an airplane before any Muslim ever gets in it. But they see a Muslim in an airplane. They start shaking.

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And you see him when we get on the ground and they're going

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but just walking down the street.

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There may come a day.

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Maybe when we can't be safe, just to wear our clothes anymore. I don't know.

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The second question why the beard?

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That's funny.

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Why do you have eyebrows?

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Are you asking me? Why don't shave it off? Why don't you shave off your eyebrows?

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If you're gonna say well, because everybody does it. Well now that's always a good reason to do something.

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If everybody else does it, that's your excuse.

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What will the majority of the people of Melbourne do on Friday night? They don't come to religious lectures Do they

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know the majority of people in this room are Muslim.

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The majority of the people that we invited become the non Muslims saw fit to do something else.

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And most of them are going to have a hangover tomorrow because of

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right or wrong.

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So the most of the people in the world today the free world that I know about

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get drunk waste their money and act like fools on Friday and Saturday night.

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So is that excuse that I can go do it too.

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So when you cut your beard off, why'd you do it?

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did resource Aslam tell you to cut it? Or let it grow?

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sahakari Why am I think it's volume a headache number 798. I think that's where it is we can find it for you though. let it grow. Leave it alone. let it grow out and cut this. That's what it says.

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But brother comes to me and he says

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Please make up for me. I said okay, for what? He said make sure I can grow my beard. Make you all grow my beard.

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said I can't do that. I

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said Why? I said that shirt. He's a jerk. How is it shirt? Did you make dog for me to grow my beard? shirt means to make partners with the law.

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You want me to make partners with

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you to make I want to grow my beard. Just make you grow my beard. I said I can't.

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Because it is a law who grows your beard not you. But I will make sure that you quit cutting it off.

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On brother he said Yeah, but you know my wife she she said you know she really likes me to shave it off and keep it smooth. I said you got to wonder about a woman who wants her husband and look like another woman.

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Do you know they never invited me back to that community.

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when we preach Islam to people, what should we talk about?

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What should we talk about? Allah? What was the first thing I talked about when it came on stage? You remember, I said, I'm gonna tell you about a word. The word is the wall. Why we use the word, because it means the only one word that

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has no partners. He's one unique, the creator of the Sustainer of the universe. There's nothing that happens except by his command.

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He is the owner. He's the ruler on the Day of Judgment.

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He's the only one that you can turn to for your needs. The only one that really cares, the only one that you should care about

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pleasing Him.

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That's what he's talking about.

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Sometimes I quote, Hadith that the prophet SAW slum said about law. I like this one. Whoever tries to please the people at the expense of displeasing Allah. Allah is displeased with that person, and he makes the people displeased. But whoever tries to please the law, even at the expense of displeasing the people. Allah is pleased with them, and he'll make the people be pleased with eventually.

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This is a good

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he said that. And so many times the non Muslim says to me that makes sense. We should do what we do for God not for showing up. Say, all right.

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Make sense?

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Oh, hat hat. I thought that said, but what does the hat and dress have to do with conversion to Islam?

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and relevant is the dress I guess? I don't understand the question. But you asked me about my clothes. I didn't know you guys are so fascinated in clothing. But just to tell you that, I like it.

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I really liked it. I used to wear suits. I was in business suits,

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which had belts that were real, real tight, you know, and a vest. And you know what? When you're gonna go eat with Muslims, they're gonna force food on you, am I right?

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You better have some place to put it.

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And having that belt around, you ain't where it's at.

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So you just,

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again, 200 pounds.

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Okay, somebody said, I read that there are some differences between one Bible and another. Tell us some of these differences. I'll do better than that. Because if I tell you something that night, you're not gonna remember tomorrow, okay? You're not gonna remember you won't.

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But I'll tell you what you can do go to the website because I wrote all of it down and put it on the website. Go to Islam slash Bible and read every chapter in the book that I wrote, all our stuff is free. I didn't make it as a book so you can buy it. I made it as a book on the internet. So you could just have it free. And that's one of the books Bible a closer look. Read it.

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Enjoy it printed out.

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Go sell it Have a good day.

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I like you guys, my silly jokes.

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Said I also read the Bible doesn't discuss all the life issues.

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But the Quran discussed everything for example.

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Something about

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money of the profits after the death to okay inheritance, etc. Actually, I don't know you may know more about this than me. What I know is pretty limited. I'm just the new guy on the block.

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Set with people of knowledge but not much of it rubbed off on me I tried.

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What I learned was that

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the Quran and something like it. Complete the deen for us. The Quran and something like it complete the deen for us. It's a Hadid Mohamed Salah Salaam said I've been sent with the Koran and something like it meaning what

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is soon we know that his soon explains Islam. The Quran tells us for instance, economist salon established the worship

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but we're in the Quran does it say that you pray us

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Whenever the shadow is twice the length of the object,

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where does it say in the Quran that you pray flusher. Just as soon as the light first starts from the day, where does it say in the Quran that doper is right after the sun hits the median and starts to move on? What does it say any of that? It doesn't doesn't?

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How do you know? In fact, how do you know it's five times a day? Follow up the comps is not in the Quran.

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You know it from the sun.

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So when you mentioned the Quran, the Quran tells us to look to the son to obey us messenger because obedience to Him is obedience to Allah. And allow us to use this phrase in the Quran.

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When he said,

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If you really love along, cooling content to Hippo, not only you can come along, if you say if you really love along, then follow me Then and only then will love you. And I'll forgive your sins is to forgive or the merciful.

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So we know that between the two, the sooner that Hadees the stories, the narrations and the poor on

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it is completely Everything is there. And within that it covers everything, not just about inheritance, by the way, check this out. Kill me any religion that has documentation from their prophet showing you how to go to the toilet correctly.

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In fact, they don't even tell you how to eat the prophet SAW slump taught us when you eat or drink. Sit down.

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A few years ago, I was coming back from a program late at night and I was so tired, I couldn't drive.

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And I put my head down on the steering wheel at the red light and my little daughter was with me. She said Daddy, wake up. Wake up.

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I said I can't I'm falling asleep.

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I put my head back on the steering wheel the lights turn green she said daddy wake up. She turned the radio all the way up.

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And it wasn't music because I listened to those talk shows right? Guess what?

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first words come out of that radio.

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always sit down when you eat or drink never stand up when you eat or drink

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who's in Jamaica bleak is in town

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and the guy continues and he's saying that the damage that's caused to the esophagus the stomach the bow the this and that and he is going on and on and all the damage done Guess what? You're standing up when you're eating and drinking half hour program I was home by the time it was over and I'm thinking Whoa.

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Now if

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I stand up or sit down based on what I heard from this man, it won't be from along with it.

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If I sit down now because I know my health

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will benefit from it because the doctor said so that means that didn't except for Muhammad. Salaam I accepted it from somebody. Some non Muslim

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Make sense?

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Amazing, huh?

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We have a program. Many years ago we did called justice sooner. It deals with so many of the things in the Sunnah that we wouldn't know without this.

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Food is one, how to sit when you eat. How you hold your hand which handy with which hand you clean with all of that we know from the Sunnah.

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But there's more, so much more.

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And I heard so many Muslims say something like this, it really hurt me when I got in Islam. I heard some Muslims a deck and our own religion. And you'd say brother, how come you do so and so and you don't do such a role though. That's just too soon. Bravo. Let's just chock full not just so not. So that's why we call it just as soon and we give all the proofs of the beauty of Islam to the sun Mohammed Saba.

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It's also in the sooner results of a lighter is Salam.

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That after this selected Russia

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not to have any program but to go

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take some rest. So you

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can get up in the night and worship along.

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So with that in mind, I want to end this little bar nybridge this little program. So I can try to follow that sermon and ask that all of us will be successful in doing the same thing.

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I'm happy to be here with my brothers and sisters. And I thank Allah for letting me come here to Australia.

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And I thank all of you for your attendance and your patience in our program tonight. I have only one request. From all of you. I'm gonna make two requests. Can I do that too? first request.

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First request, make draw.

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Second request, see if we can come back and do it again, Solomonic.

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I didn't get very far.

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But I don't mind.

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My paychecks coming

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our way, I'll be patient.

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You see what I want from a law you can't give me I want to watch people when they make their Shahada. So I can remember how much I really, really felt the day I made Shahada. So anytime somebody wants to enter Islam, I don't mind waiting. Take your time.

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Come on over here.

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Right away.

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What do you think about this?

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thing? Is it okay to see this? Yeah, you can get a poster. Tell me your name.

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My name is Yousef.

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What we're going to do right now is go over a couple of points with you. And see if you agree.

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We as Muslims believe there really is a God. So much so that we think about him a lot all day long.

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And we try our best to do what he wants us to do. We know we're going to mess up. But we always ask Him to forgive us when we try again the next day.

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We believe he's one and he doesn't have partners.

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And we believe his message came as we're on Do you believe that?

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Okay. And we believe that he sent a lot of messengers with this message, Adam,

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and Noah, and Abraham and Moses, Solomon, David, and Jesus, and Muhammad, do you believe that?

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There's a lot of things as you go through life, you learn more and more. You never learn everything, but each day is a new experience. Take one step at a time. So today is your first step. And this step

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is the easiest step. But it has the most profound effect on your life right now. In English, I will say and then we can do it in Arabic. Is that fair? Okay. Just repeat after me. I bear witness.

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In open testimony,

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there's no God to worship

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except the one true God.

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And I bear witness

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that Muhammad is His Messenger.

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And Jesus is His Messenger.

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Now we'll do the Arabic real simple and I'll do it slow and you say what I say means exactly the same thing which

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I share shall I do?

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En la de la

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la Ilaha.

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Know Mohammed

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Before you leave, I want to tell you that this is the best day of your life. Because what just happened on the stage right here

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is an amazing thing that was described by john Baptist. And Jesus and Muhammad peace be upon them. Because what they said was when a person entered into the right

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Belief into the way of Islam. Allah forgives all in your sins since the day you were born

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restores you now to the original condition as a newborn virgin baby, and

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where he removed all the sins, He replaced it with mountains and mountains of good deeds. So you're the richest person in all of Melbourne right now. Because you have all these mountains of good deeds, no sins and your prayers are accepted immediately from him now, and the first prayer from you, I hope you make for me and for us that Allah forgive us and make us good Muslims. I mean,

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okay, and now, you will be responsible to take care of her and help her step by step in short what you have a big job, but you have big reward. Because this teaching somebody Bismillah will get you a reward for that forever and ever. Because she said, there's so many times and her children and grandchildren and so you have a great opportunity to double up on my luck. Yeah.

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I remember something about this a hobby, that whenever something like this happen, they didn't copy the way in the PErforM by clapping, they used to say a low EQ bond. And I like that. So if you want to say that it's good.

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Keep saying that. It's good for us.

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I like it.

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I love it.

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Yeah, man.

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If I got time to tell him a funny story.

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We got time for a funny story. Some of you know that. I work as a national chaplain. I'm really retired now. But I work harder now than when I was getting to be. But

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I had the opportunity. And I grabbed it in a minute to be the Muslim delegate as a chaplain to the United Nations

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World Peace summit for religious leaders.

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And the year 2000.

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And was an amazing thing. Amazing.

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But one of the things that happened when I was there for that week at the United Nations building.

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I only by the way, when more people than this, okay? Only religious leaders from around the world. Muslims, Hindus, lots of Christians, orthodox Catholics, Jews of all kinds.

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And the one who put up all the money for this event because it costs money to do it. He put up $1 billion.

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His name is Ted turn.

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Your herb is CNN.

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But he wanted to broadcast it on his network. So he put up a billion or Yeah, plus, he wanted to be the keynote speaker.

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Plus, he wanted to tell everybody about his new religion, because he became a journalist, one of the Hindus religions, they have many religions from the Hindus break offs, and he was a journalist, and he wanted to talk about it. Okay.

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I'm setting the story up because you got to see what happened. Through the whole thing. People gave speeches after speeches and I was supposed to give a speech

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that's why I was there.

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The law

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didn't work out. They didn't let me give it but I'll tell you what did happen.

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Muslims were clapping right along with everybody else.

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For each thing that happened somebody say anything and they get ready to go.

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And I didn't want to do that because it's terrible Muslim. Now I have to do with the Muslims do.

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So most of the stuff people said I didn't believe in anyway, a lot of weird stuff they were talking about, but sometimes, it doesn't matter if they're Christian or Jew. They said good things that we should really acknowledge. So on the second day, I said no, I'm not gonna play this game. Not gonna clap and I don't want to sit still. So I'm gonna do it.

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And the people looked at me they were clapping Oh.

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And they didn't know where it came from. And then somebody said something a little later on, it was really great. Everybody jumped to their feet, standing over

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Make sure not jumped up.

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Now they know it's that guy over there. The one in the weird clothes.

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The guards, security guards are looking at me like a

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61 year old man, they're afraid.

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I didn't even have a briefcase.

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Kofi Annan came, gave a speech. Then they introduced Ted Turner.

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And he came out and it's a weird deal, by the way, like, this is a podium on a stage in the United Nations, the podium is up real high. And they have to climb up there. It's like a mimbar in reverse, you know, and he hangs off the end of it. And he's it up, you know, but I happen to be sitting up like that, even with him. Okay, Ted Turner got up there. And they didn't like what I was saying.

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So before he started, no thing in front of all the people on television, he paid a billion dollars to tell his story. But before he started his story, he pointed right at me, and he said, Are you going to say that again?

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The cameras go right on to me. And I go, it all depends on what you say.

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He was so frustrated.

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He couldn't think what to say.

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They had introduced him as the world's most wealthy man in real estate. They said nobody owns more real estate, property, housing, then this man. Number one, besides his interest that he has in broadcasting, he's number one in real estate property.

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And his speech starts like this.

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You know, I'm really worried about people of the world today. So many people are homeless, they have no place to go, and nowhere to live.

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When he backed up from the microphones, guess what?

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I said,

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from the manual as the most real estate, they can take care everybody.

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It was nobody there that could keep from laughing on that one.

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But it costs me I didn't get to give the speech but I said you know what? I'll take those two words right there on yamo cam, over any speech that was given Allahu Akbar.

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I want to leave inshallah, but I don't want you to stop saying it till I get out of here. So I'm on a phone.

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All right.

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He's gone. Now. It's my turn.

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But always, I must the greatest. My dear brothers and sisters last night.

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We were stunned amazed by what we saw on television.

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Obviously, this is something that is upsetting and frustrating.

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And we as Muslims, we would like to pay out from bonuses to those who've suffered through this.

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We dislike terror.

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Regardless where it comes from,

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whomever was behind this, whether they're Jews, Christian, Buddhist monks, Muslims, we as Muslims condemned that action.

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As we condemn the action of the Americans in Iraq, and designers in Palestine, and the Russians in Chechnya

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and the Indians in Kashmir.

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We condemn these actions, and we dislike any person or any group that causes terror.

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We had to clarify this. We disliked them because a lot of dislikes them. Allah subhana wa tada has said in our forum in law, her name, Marta de Allah.

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Allah, this likes the transverses.

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So this is something that we need to clarify. We've had many questions, so I just thought I'd clarify this. My dear brothers and sisters tomorrow, Elektra, may Allah reward him. by the use of stairs he'll be given another talk in sha Allah in Copeland theatre, Melbourne University and gate 12

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And the talk will be the lecture of it will be who is going to paradise. So it's a very, very interesting talk in sha Allah and Allah and I hope that he'll recover in sha Allah by tomorrow fully.

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May Allah reward each one of you for attending here. You have inspired us and you've encouraged us and asked Allah the Almighty to keep the Muslim state passed on Islam. And I asked Allah to guide the non Muslim states now.

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While law, the greatest asset that we have, the greatest privilege that we have is Islam. And we as Muslims should not be misers ingredients selfish. We should share this beauty of Islam, with our actions and our behavior.

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Many of us speak about Islam but unfortunately when when it comes to Practical Action, they seem to be far away from it. Let us leave Islam idea brothers and sisters, so we can show it to others because the others are stumbling in the dark. There are a need to give nutrition to their soul. They are giving it with football, they are giving it with drugs, with alcohol with gambling and it's not satisfying the real nutrition for the soul is an Islam, the religion of God, the rigid the religion of all the prophets.

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