Avoid The Doubtful Matters

Zaid Shakir


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Imam Zaid Shakir discusses in detail how to cultivate reverence and respect to implement the orders and commandments set by Allah and avoiding those things prohibited.

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a lot of time has blessed us with this

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wonderful gathering. We pray that this weekend is a source of great good for this community of communities beyond this immediate area

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want to mention a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu it was settlements related by men

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with FSA net faster than Jessen ruku and we're here.

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So this ID related as you mentioned on Garmin mushier Mel I'll be pleased with him and his father who are both companions of the Prophet solo audio center.

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He said I heard the messenger along the pieces of Peace and blessings of Allah be upon and say the lawful is unambiguously clear and the unlawful is unambiguously clear, and between them are doubtful matters. Most people do not know their rulings.

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Whoever avoids the doubtful matters, escapes with his being his religion and his honor, and tapped and whoever falls into the doubtful matters falls into the forbidden, like a shepherd who grazes his flock around the sanctuary of a king. Every game has certainly every king has a certain sanctuary. And the sanctuary we have a lot of those things he is made forbidden.

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Very early in the body, there is an organ to fit itself into the entire body is solid. And if it if it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt Verity is the heart. So the prophets of love it was certainly the messenger who lost the love it will send them

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is letting us know

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that those things that are absolutely essential for our religion and for our well being and for good health. They are unambiguously

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clear and lock.

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So there is no ambiguity concerning milk in terms of its lawfulness, there's no ambiguity concerning juice, orange juice, or fruit juice.

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ambiguity concerning water

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there is no ambiguity concerning property slaughtered leak.

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There is no ambiguity in terms of their lawfulness there's not beauty concerning the lawfulness of bread that doesn't have any knowledge or other things in it that might corrupted or stains or clear there's none but your tea concerning

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carry on in terms of it being hierarchy. So dead meat that wasn't properly slaughter

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is not the guilty there's no ambiguity concerning

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on the soda, soda, alcohol, wine beer

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there's no ambiguity concerning these things being forbidden.

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There's no ambiguity concerning filth, feces or urine being forbidden to consume not guilty and then holiday. When her alma be

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one beta on that moron which can be had between them are doubtful methods.

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Things that are doubtful or non essential to our religion. So enjoying those good and pure things that allows us to enjoy good health that allows us to have our honor respected

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Avoiding things that are clearly forbidden

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that protects our health and then protects our honor.

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between them are doubtful matters.

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doubtful matters something like near beer.

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So no, it's near beer.

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Why is it doubtful because

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it's proven it has some small portion of alcohol in it.

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And as it sits in the Canada and from it's further that portion can go

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and they can grow read.

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And so it's adult formatters near bureau haraam is halon.

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Whoever avoids the doubtful things. So someone says I'm not going to go near the new appearance

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*a discover is the Dini

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they've escaped with their religion and they're under attack their religions intact because no one can have any doubt. And so I saw this brother I saw the system with a can of

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new beer.

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Don't they know there's a small percentage of alcohol

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and they start questioning their deep, deep well, if they drink new beer, maybe they drink wine.

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So now the dean is in question. The one who avoids it all together. There's no question concerning the religion.

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There's no question

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the one who goes and near it. Now their honor is being questioned.

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What kind of person would drink something that might have alcohol in?

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The one who avoids it? their honor is not question

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that's an upright person Mashallah. They went read from the new beer. Now show love is good Muslim good deem uprightness.

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Very every king has a sanctuary in the sanctuary, sanctuary of the law of those things he has. So then he goes on feminine walk off issue, we'll have her on, whoever falls into those doubtful matters, will fall into the hierarchy. So the person ignores the possibility of this near beer drinks, and now has a small alcohol content, and now they fall into the heroin.

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They fall into the Heron, the one who goes and grabs a loaf of bread.

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And they look and they don't see any kosher halau symbol on it. When they grab it anyway, it's just it's just bread.

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But that particular loaf was lard. It was cooked with lard,

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for example, which is rare, but just by way of example.

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And now they've inadvertently fallen into the hot on lemon law official sugar law.

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So we we should think a lot that we have people who are looking to protect our religion and our honor.

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By letting us know that this is halen and letting us know, this is how long

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this protects our Deen and it protects our honor. So every

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rockin Shepherd, who grazes around the sanctuary, so right over the line is the area that King is forbidden to graze in the private property of the king, when he lets his sheep go close. So right at the end, so inevitably, one of the sheep is going to cross the line two or three of the sheep are going to go across the line.

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Every King has a sanctuary Randall, loss of hunter Watada, the King of kings,

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has a sanctuary at the cool American hero

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wore him a lot he my honeymoon and the sanctuary of a lot of the things he has forbidden. And so we should not go near them. We should not be like the shepherd who breeds a sheep close to the line and then evidently falls over the line. Anything doubtful we should avoid? Because if it's doubtful, perhaps it's in the harem.

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And just we're being deceived because well, you know, it's a small alcohol content content. It will never make you drunk. Well, what what is a principle in our religion

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anything that I love

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will make your toxicated a small amount of stupidity.

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So principle is the principle of what

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is the principle of taqwa

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the first command in the core n to read the Fatiha there's no comment. So more I said no

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that's not a command that's not fitting into D. That's called fitted Do I have to mention Edna in an honor? When an imperative verb, a verb in the command form is a dress from the one of lower status to the one of higher status is a plea or the context of from us to a law is a drop is a prayer

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the imperative form from the from the either to the Edna is a comment. So there are no comments in the fact Yeah, there are drop.

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There's drop,

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and then shorter Ababa. We read and read and read. And then the first commandment.

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Yeah, you had no

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Now under contract upon our humanity, yeah, you had ness and

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fear your Lord and that the cocoon was created you will be the middle public of adults who preceded you law.

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upon an order that you will cultivate taqwa and what is taqwa? At this basic level of defense, or whatever, which they never know where he implementing the orders and commandments of Allah and avoiding those things, Allah is prohibited. And so by avoiding the doubtful things, our fear and reverence and respect for the fulfilling things rose.

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This is why Ramadan is so important in Ramadan. During the daytime, we don't avoid that doubtful things, what do we avoid, we avoid the lawful things

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during the time of the fasting, so for 30 days for one 12th of every year, we can avoid those things which ordinarily are lawful, good and pure. How much easier does it become to avoid those things which are unlawful and harmful and impure?

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So Ramadan, we're told what,

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yeah, you

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know, quotevalet como Surya

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catacomb. Oh, you believers so long as telling humanity,

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that the essence of the prophetic tradition and the guidance that the prophets brought is to cultivate taqwa, mindfulness of the commandments and prohibitions of a lot in us, and then allows telling us believers, specifically so that's the general for all of us and all other human beings. And then the Lord tells us specifically, yah, yah.

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You believers, fasting has been been ordained for you, as it was ordained for those who preceded you, in order that you will grow in taqwa in order that you will cultivate and healthier respect for the commandments and prohibitions of the loss of Hannah. And so by avoiding the doubtful matters during all of our time, and avoiding the lawful matters during Ramadan, our reverence and respect for the forbidden things grows,

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our reverence and our respect for those things we commanded to engage in, it grows our reverence and respect for the high land and for the haraam. It grows within us. And this is the wisdom

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of prohibition, and the wisdom of commandments and the wisdom embodying and avoiding lawful things. And then what does the law say at the end?

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the messenger bot rather said the end of this Howdy, as

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Jeff said he will

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vary in the body there is an organ,

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sauna hot. If this organ is sound, all of the limbs will be selling with a facet that has a solid solid just to Gulu. If it is sound, all of the limbs will be sewn with that President

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First, let me just buku and if it is corrupt all of the body all of the limbs will be corrupt and that will heal. Verily it is the heart

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because the heart, this is the locus of

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another happy. The Prophet mentioned some of the love it was set up at taqwa, Buddha. Will you shoot in a submarine, the left Murat, the top was here and he pointed to his chest meaning his heart three times at Taco

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So if the heart has taqwa, and that applies when cultivated by a healthy respect for the lawful and the unlawful in terms of pursuing those things, and engaging in those things, and consuming those things, which are lawful and pursuing those things, and engaging in those things and for avoiding those things, and not consuming those things which are unlawful. The toccoa grows in the heart, and the heart commands the lives with good

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the heart commands the limbs with good and we become good people. And when we are good people fluid through spiritually, intellectually and physically you are what you eat.

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And physically, what is the proper remind us of in that regard, and yet another hottie in the warhead, he won in the law, I even tie even in the law hat. I even wonder.

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I hear that a lot is good and pure and only accepts that which is good and

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this is critically important for us a lot in the workplace.

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Whether Yakubu Illa

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Allah is good and pure and only accepts that which is good and pure. When we consume the harangue, we render ourselves impure when we are listening to her run, through listening to lyrics, misogynistic lyrics, denigrating women and curing Currently, the abuse of women filled with foul language and our lawful actions are corrupting our hearts. Were corrupted corrupting our world render ourselves impure.

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The end of the second hubby who mentioned we'll go right skipped to the end in the interest of time in the London in the last one.

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What, roger that? He mentioned a man

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Yeah, yeah, good to hear day he. He extends his hands to the heavens. Yeah, Rob Brr, La,

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La Jolla, Ash, aka, aka Bella, yo,

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yo, Europe, they are off. Now why is he mentioned these things? So a loved one, he was said that this man has all of the soudan all of the actions that are mentioned as bringing about an answer to our prayers.

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So, Roger

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isobella. He's disheveled and dust covered. This indicates in those days he's a traveler. What do I do? I will serve you.

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Mr. Jeff. The prayer of the traveler is answered. Your mood to your day he in a summer. He extends his hands to the heavens. One of the soon enough the prayer is to have our hands open towards the heaven. The heavens, you all go out. This is a good luck of the prayer. So he has that checked off. He's a traveler check. he pleads to a law through His Lordship. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Rob.

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This is another sunat of the prayers that are answered. Despite all of that, but

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you have to

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ask about you're here last summer, Europe.

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And he pleased to his Lord in his crib. When men first who

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bought the clothing he's wearing his heart on

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the food that he eats is

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the the the the drink that he consumes is Hara

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is nurtured by the heart on the stage

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for how could his prayer ever be accepted?

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So what negated the acceptability of his prayer even though he brought all of those sunon on

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Those prophetic practices that all for the acceptability of prayer

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is being nurtured and surrounded by the hora.

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So brothers and sisters letters of value that had add

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value that had had. And let us understand and we'll conclude the opening football with this point.

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That shape time wants us to consume the haraam

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because shaytaan knows the haraam renders us in pure

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and the law only accepts the viewer in the law of uneven whether you're in the US. So what does the law says that regard? Yeah.

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are you that want

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to shame upon in no good outcome

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of humanity, humankind, so hello is not just for us. And most of our halau businesses, their main customer base are not Muslims.

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Hello, everybody. So last year, you had ness of humanity kulu mymaths, because of the hallen per year that he for that which is in the earth, lawful and pure hirslanden per year that was taboo, to shade on. Don't follow the footsteps of shaytaan What do you encourage you to eat for now which is impure, and know who happened to be in it is up to you and open enemy. And his enmity is to turn us away from Allah. His enmity is to make us unacceptable with the law. So don't follow this footsteps of Shem Tov, follow the wisdom and guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Messenger of Allah when they urge us to eat of that which is good and pure halonen

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I'm Cody, Hannah.

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And handily there

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was so that was nmrc University.

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He was on he was

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in Lola.

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Maybe he

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saw he was happy mood has been a lot more so he was.

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He was, he was

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just an interesting thing to note. There have been a lot of time mentions the halab.

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The Messenger of Allah revenants mentions that Helen and the original mentioned it not even documented Neva shihlin from the leviable man. And then halala the Rama Bay being at the end of the howdy What is he mentioned, and

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it would have gotten in the hot salahaddin Sudoku with a president. President just flew over here.

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very disorganized the heart.

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Sorry, mentioned this. We gathered here this weekend for a gathering festival, an educational affair, a communal affair, a family affair affair of love, the love and expression of the love that should exist between us methyl pneumoniae, Nina, Peter with dm with Tara approving him, or Tara to film that will just add the lightness of the believers in the mutual love and the mutual mercy. And the mutual affection is like a single body. And what is that festival call? I heart hunted in that highlanda minion. And we're here.

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And the heart is the locus of the love. So let us love the Hello brothers and sisters. Let us be on a mission to bring the hell out to humanity, not just our community. Yeah, you had Nance kulu

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kulu methanolic halaal and Kiva. This should instill us with a sense of purpose, a sense of purpose, to make sure our lives are immersed and steeped in the Helen

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just as that men or not just as that man but reflecting on the fact that that man's prayer wasn't I answered because

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His life was steeped in the heroin was good heroin is nurtured in the heart, let us nurture ourselves in the halab Let us see that as being part of our mission as Muslims in this country to bring to bring the good the lawful the pure to people, we have to live with a sense of mission.

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And that should be one of our mission. To convey to humanity the loss of Allah tala has conveyed to us and brought into our lives, and to share that with others. To help defend the values of this, the modesty that of Islam aims for

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modesty and dress modesty in actions.

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And a little bigger was separate only short of dog will have open land head will walk in walk up on the auditorium with higher shore, but even the Hadith of the branches of faith is a faith is 70 some odd branches. The most virtuous is to proclaim land humble bow, and Elise is to remove the harmful thing from the path. And shyness is a branch of pain.

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Doctors here especially pediatricians and psychiatrists, know that five or six years ago, shyness was placed into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual psychiatric disorders as a psychiatric disorder.

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And so we should be a community striving to push to preserve shyness

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and to show people the virtue of shyness, which is a great virtue and not some disorder to be treated with a bevy of medicines to make our children bounce off the water to shatter them to be more open and audacious and bodacious. So we'll give them some drugs.

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Which is way that's the way the game is played. No, let's get people good and the cure, and all aspects of living. Let us turn ourselves turn others away from following in the footsteps of shaytaan. In conclusion, the last time I was in Chicago, I arrived, I believe, overnight, overnight flight Friday morning. And as soon as we got off the plane, we heard about the massacre in New Zealand.

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That terrible mess that had taken place 50 innocent Muslim men, women and children massacred in those two messages.

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Why do I say that? amongst our missions, should be our mission to bring the beauty that's in this room for human beings black, white, brown, Asian, African descent, European descent

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can all come together in a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood

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and to challenge the the racism that's pushing us apart

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and pulling us apart and undermining our ability to be a reflection of what a lot reminds us of what he says again, addressing not us Muslim but all of humanity. Yeah, you know headedness in

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powerful and then a crumble in the water in the water on the moon Habib, Oh, see all humanity, humankind is very we have created you from a single pair. So amongst the missions, and the two missions that highlight

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the mission to smash and destroy the idol of racism. They're related, were mentioned in a moment by all of humanity, when we've created form a single pair that's been genetically affirmed.

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The scientists who might be atheist don't say that single parents, Adam and Eve, what we say is Muslim Adam and Eve as a whole Well,

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we're all part of the same family. So what is the law called us in Quran, Benny Adam, the family of Adam, the children of Adam, we are all children of Adam. And as for the differences between us, the law says was Yagna who should obey our back in ID to our food, and we've made you into nations and tribes with different complexions and different hair colors and different eye colors and different statues.

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For one reason or another

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Who that you will recognize in each other. So the sixth form of the verb using implies reciprocity

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that you will recognize in each other, not a foundation for claims of superiority

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is that says no one is superior to the other based on any physical training.

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But you will recognize in each other the creative power of your Lord to create all of this diversity from that single pair. So the differences in the races and ethnicities, skin colors and hair texture is a glorification of the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a glorification of the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a sign of the power of a law. And the law reminds us of that net elsewhere we say a Yeti cup personality, what are the nappy? out? cnet's? Why did he come in with you that

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were in the interview that he got that he will on the mainland Island me? Oh, amongst the signs is the variation of your languages and your colors. A sign of a law says we've created these differences as a sign of the power of a law and not as a foundation for some of you to hate others, some of you to kill others, some of you to be literal others, some of you to denigrate others. It's our mission as Muslims who this was addressed to is to bring humanity to this understanding justice, we have a mission to bring humanity to the halab and economy Chromebook in the world. It's the only one who can claim any superiority is the one who's more mindful God God. taqwa we started with taqwa

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and we end with taqwa and karamo come in over at the top for Congress.

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Kind of hair this taco.

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What are the icons of taco? So irrelevant in the one that you're in? So article? One Lancome alone doesn't look at your physical forms. Allah doesn't care if you're black or white, or red or brown. If you love yellow polka.or purple. Allah doesn't care if you're rich, you're poor. And Ilana jambu in this article was

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the owner who is a political biomedical rather looks along looks at charts and he looks at your deeds for May Allah bless us to be people with purified hearts. mela blesses to be people of purified hearts. mela blesses to be people of righteous deeds. May Allah blesses to be upright people. May Allah bless us to be a people who are infused with a sense a healthy sense and constructive sense of mission to share the good things that we're in and that we find in our teachings with humanity. All of us in the room.