Zaid Shakir – Council Of Islamic Organizations Of Greater Chicago Eid Prayer 2016

Zaid Shakir
AI: Summary © The transcript discusses a disturbing image of former coworker's statements about Islam, which is not true. The history and meaning behind Hadith is discussed, including the importance of mercy and compassion, showing mercy and compassion to others, and the need for people to show their mercy and compassion to others. The conversation also touches on the use of words like Islam and the importance of choosing between brothers and sisters to achieve success in Islam. The segment ends with a recitation of a Prophet's statement about humble people and the need for forgiveness. The conversation also touches on upcoming trials and the importance of choosing between brothers and sisters to build a better society.
AI: Transcript ©
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Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us to gather

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at this challenging time in the history of our community,

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when owing to not just recent events, but the events

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of the last decade or so

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many people looked suspiciously upon Muslims.

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Many people

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are having very dangerous attitudes towards Muslims. We find the media in very sensational and sensationalized fashion, pouncing on the deeds of criminal elements, who claim to be acting in the name of Islam

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to tar and feather the entire Muslim community

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as if the entire community

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were affiliated somehow

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with organizations

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that are engaged in gross acts of violence and tolerance.

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misrepresenting the religion of Mohammed Salah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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in many instances engaging in psychopathic acts of murder.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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reminds us

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that we are a dignified community.

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Allah Tala mentions when inner healer is the towards the Rasulullah he will invoke meaning while I cannot interfere clean Allah Jana moon that don't tell Allah is honor and dignity

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and authority and unto His messenger and unto the believers. By the hypocrites they realize it not.

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There is there is for the believers. So when those who would condemn Islam, and those who would attack Muslims, when they say your religion is a religion that has no mercy,

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ignore them

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and tell them

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our religion is a religion predicated on mercy

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that every chapter in our Scripture if you will to use that term in the Quran opens with Bismillah R Rahman Rahim in the Name of Allah, who is inherently merciful and extends His mercy throughout his creation and sub one chapter

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And that particular chapter

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is a chapter that deals with issues related to warfare. And so Allah Tala has not mentioned his names of Rahman Rahim on that chapter and a sense to distance, His names from even lawfully sanctioned defense of the faith.

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Tell them our religion starts when a young student goes to his or her teacher,

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if the teacher has any credit credibility, not if they share who internet

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or share who autodidact, the self taught che, but the one who is part of a tradition of transmitted knowledge. The first Hadith they conveyed to their students are Rahi moon, your hammer humo ramen era hammelmann Fill out your huncle menses cement the hadith of mercy, that the merciful people are the ones the All Merciful will show mercy to be merciful to those on earth.

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And Almighty God, one interpretation will be merciful unto you.

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This is the first lesson the student receives. And so this hadith is called Al Hadith and Musa outsell bill a Walia. The Hadith that is traditionally the first Hadith related to a student Musang Sen. Bill actually

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tell them that our religion

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describes our Prophet when our son nakid Rama 10, Lil al Amin, we've only sent you as a mercy to all the world's tell them that our Prophet described himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Iran that

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I am a gift of mercy unto the world.

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Tell them that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam address a group of his companions one day and he tells them

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LED turn Hello Jana

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had Tater. Aha Moo. You will not enter paradise until you are merciful to one another.

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What was their response?

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Yeah, rasool Allah Kulu now Rahim, O Messenger of Allah, all of us are merciful. Call us a Fennec allah sallallahu and he was selling them. And then the Prophet he said, In the WHO lace up

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a hottie come Sahiba I'm not talking about the mercy, one of you shows to each other. That's easy. It's easy for friends, to be merciful to friends. It's easy for parents to be merciful to their children. It's easy for children, to be merciful to the parents is easy for neighbors to be merciful to their neighbors. He said I'm not talking about that. That's the easy part. Into who lays him you run the tear Hardy come Sahiba Well, I can write to nurse your motto Lana, rather, what I'm talking about is the mercy that you show to the generality of people the mercy you show to the general public. This is our this is our religion.

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Our religion has nothing to do with people who go amongst the general public in a stealth like fashion, and

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murder themselves and murder 100 or 200 people, along with themselves as happened recently embarked dead on murder scores of other people murdered innocent people.

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Well, I can now refer to Nancy Rama Kolomna This is our religion. So who are these people?

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Who murdered who commit suicide of forbidden act in our religion, so grave that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the one who stabs himself and takes their life, in addition to be punished, in the fire of * for the rest of eternity will be stabbing themselves and experiencing the pain of that injury fund over and over and over for the rest of eternity like

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Why is the one who jumps off a cliff. Likewise, the one who consumes poison

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and had the knees existed, they didn't have high explosive. Likewise, the one who puts a belt of high explosives on the body and then pulls the trigger that will be pulling the trigger and blowing themselves up and experiencing the pain of that death, along with the fire of * for eternity in *, that's our religion. And if they don't believe your words, show them through your actions, which always speak louder than words, show them your mercy. Show them your compassion.

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That is our call brothers and sisters. They say your religion

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is so violent, it doesn't even spare. It's co-religionists. You go about and murder each other, to say nothing of people outside of your faith. Then tell them our religion teaches us.

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Now, many of them will end Allah, allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now,

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many of them are and Allah humans aware the dunya to kill an innocent believer is graver with the law than wiping out the entire earth. Now, many of them are in the law. Mozilla dunya tell them that it's related from our Prophet sallallahu ala he was sending men

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meaning meaning Willowby chatroom in Panama, yellow Kola, yo Mel pm a teammate to Ben Ben, ima he? You So Miranda Tila, whoever participates in killing a believer, even by uttering half a word. They will meet Allah on the Day of Resurrection written across their forehead. I have despaired of Allah's mercy. This is our religion.

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Tell them that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam define the Muslim define the Muslim and mostly movement sell him and Muslim Mona Minister he said he will Yeti. The Muslim is one whom the other Muslims are safe from their tongue and their hand by the prophetic definition.

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What do we say of a person

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who has extended to no safety?

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To his or her fellow Muslim

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and Muslim men Saleemul Muslim moon and mainly sunny he will Yedi

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This is our religion.

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And for those who might be visiting and you're not Muslims, don't worry, you're covered. Also, another version of that tradition and Muslim rel Muslim woman Salomon nesu Minli. Sani Heba Yedi the Muslim is one all people are safe from their tongue, and from their hand, this is our religion. And what does our religion che say

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about the person with no mercy in their hearts? In that Twinsburg Radner two men share in the hula tunes and Rama to Allah min Shakai mercy is only extracted from the heart of the * bone wrench, Shafi

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that tunes Hello Rhonda to min Shakai

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Wirkkala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in in the nurse email Allah He collarbones ha see, the further person who's most distance from Allah is the one who possesses a hard, merciless heart. This is our religion. And hamdulillah we've reached the end of Ramadan. Ramadan started.

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As we all know, we're one of the greatest moments

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in the history

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of this American Muslim community.

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Where the death

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of Muhammad Ali

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Rahim, a hula, a figure associated with this shoot city of Chicago

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for was the Nation of Islam

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that opened Muhammad and his eyes and placed him on the path of this then

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and no matter what path Maha

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Morales chose to follow no nation of Islam. No Muhammad Ali.

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So we acknowledge that.

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And Muhammad Ali came to get that name Muhammad Ali, to the city of Chicago.

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His death

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was a mercy at the beginning of Ramadan is related that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he says Ramadan or well who right now, the first of Ramadan is mercy. And the death of Muhammad Ali brought us mercy. were weak. The media wasn't talking about ISIS, or Boko Haram, or al Qaeda, either. It was or some misguided miscreant, and their vile and evil deeds, it was talking about the life of Muhammad Ali,

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and speaking reverently about Muhammad, the name was reverence

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all over the world.

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If culminating with the memorial service, the janazah all of America learn the word janazah.

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Owing to Muhammad Ali,

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and then his memorial service people of all faiths gathering, to praise this American Muslim, and to honor this American Muslim.

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And then,

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and the Muslims are breathing a sigh of relief, and most was going to their jobs where they were previously hanging their heads with great pride, and people asking them about this great personality. And they're talking with pride about Muhammad Ali, and about Islam and explaining their religion.

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And then almost 24 hours later, we had this event in Orlando

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and people are crestfallen and Muslims are devastated. And here we go again, and the sadness reentering the heart and the media once again in attack mode.

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And people asking why. One of the reasons brothers and sisters is so we could see the contrast a

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bit between the slam

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the shape and define the life of Muhammad Ali

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and the so called Islam of criminals.

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Those of you who are alert

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recall that the memorial service of Muhammad Ali the Quran reciter he opened up with these verses from the Quran, amongst others.

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He read

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one assalamu mandala one women assalamu Holloman men die Allah wa Mala sila ha rockhard in any minute Muslimeen who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah, men men die Allah, Allah and does righteous deeds. Wha Mila, sila ha. We're calling in many million Muslim men and proudly says, I'm from the Muslims. I'm a Muslim.

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This was Muhammad Ali.

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He called people to Islam. He called to Allah. From the beginning of the time, he became a Muslim, the middle of his life as a Muslim. Some of you know that Muhammad Ali

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would walk around with stacks of Dawa pamphlets, those little pamphlets, autograph giving out to everyone he met.

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He never hid his his Islam,

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even when his life was on the line, and times that were far more dangerous, intense than the times we find ourselves in. Without this large, huge community. behind the mirror, she had the Nation of Islam behind him. But he didn't have these networks of masjids all over the country, millions of Muslims all over the country behind him. But he still stood up and said Islam does not allow me to go halfway around the world and kill innocent people. The court does not teach me to take innocent life. And there's a lesson in that. When we say the Islam of Muhammad Ali, we're not talking about an Islam.

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That is just prayer and fasting. We're talking about in Islam that speaks to the power that questions don't just policy

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He's there refuses to participate in illegal, unlawful, unjust wars. But it does it with peace and dignity. It does it by taking the high road high road. Muhammad Ali never picked up a gun, not to go to kill innocent people, as an agent of the state, nor to pick up a gun to attack the agents of the state.

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This is our slam. If we find policies we disagree with, we speak out we dissent. And that's our constitutional right to dissent. This country was founded on dissent. But we don't go down into the gutter of murder and stealth and denying the sanctity of the public square.

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With stay within the limits set by Allah subhanho wa Taala killcare Who do the law for the time to do hair tilt, Tinker who do the law for the takanobu hair. These are the limits set by Allah don't transgress them. These are the limits set by Allah don't even begin to approach them. This is our religion.

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Men die Allah Allah. Brothers and sisters, don't hang your head. Don't hide your Islam, call people to the goodness of Islam, call people to wholesome family values, call people to sharing and charity called people to respect for neighborly needs, call people to and join other people who are working for peace in this world who are working for brotherhood and sisterhood in this world who are trying to build bridges of understanding. This is what our religion causes us to in this time in this place at this hour. And we have to understand the call of the hour. And then he says why Anila Salah ha and does righteous deeds. Muhammad Ali.

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People can argue Of course he wasn't a great scholar of Islam.

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I say he was aware he

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he had when he

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who he had sainthood. To loosely translate the term. How could one one heart touch billions of hearts all over the world.

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Bring his enemies to love and respect him. The same people who chased him out of Louisville were naming streets after him in Louisville.

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Building an $80 million museum to honor his life and work in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Many of the same people and we'll get to that that's the power of a sanctified heart

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but what it wasn't a great scholar not for he was an elevated for the reasons Sheikh Abdul Qadir jeelani are many of them know where we are others were at first scholarship,

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one righteous deeds

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and Lydian UK Munna Salah Will you join us Zika

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his generosity, there is probably no one based on the money they possess in the history of this country who was more charitable than Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali would give away money.

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He gives away money, a group of Jewish people

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as Muhammad Ali to help their convalescent home he gave $100,000 to a Jewish Oh folk home.

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He will write checks to people on the street, his wife will have to restrain him.

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People around them it please you, you have children you have the family.

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He had a heart of gold.

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And later in his life.

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He said he was spin the second half of his life respond to a question from a child he loved children.

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This is a manifestation of His humility. What does the law say about humble people when they're too wide? I had an illa Allah. What does the Prophet says Salah Salem? Well now toward I had on the hula. No one humbles themselves for the sake of Allah except that ALLAH elevates them is from Allah is not from us. Allah elevates it and elevates and Allah debasis and he elevated Muhammad Ali. He d

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He was a righteous servant. And so Allah, He took his speech, he took his physical vigor, he couldn't run around giving speeches, making appearances all over the world. He was in global demand. So he had to stay home and prepare to meet his Lord, bringing his Qur'an praying towards Lord, seeking the the forgiveness of his Lord.

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And he was elevated why I'm the Messiah will call it in many men and Muslim me and says, Verily, I'm a Muslim,

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and never hid it. And we shouldn't hide it, and never was ashamed. And we shouldn't be ashamed, and never shied away from the danger that that might involve. And we should not shy away from the danger that it might involve. These are examples. And then there were the reciter, who went on to say, well, the tester will have center to Allah say, yeah, good and evil are not equal. So within almost 24 hours, we saw the good of Muhammad Ali highlighted, and we saw the evil in Orlando, Florida.

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We saw the good, open the hearts of people. We saw the Good Place the media, in the service of a Muslim.

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And we saw the evil, close the hearts of people. And we saw the evil turn the media, against the interests of Islam and the Muslims.

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Reflect on it, we'll test them we'll send it to Allah say here, it facchinetti here sin, respond to evil with that, which is better. Some of you saw the HBO special Muhammad Ali's greatest trial, what was going on in the Supreme Court?

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What was going on in the Supreme Court to exonerate Muhammad Ali and 9070 to

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a no decision unanimous decision.

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After and so this is a docu drama, part, feature film, part documentary, and Muhammad Ali. His words are spliced throughout the film, of course with his image speaking, and at the end of the film, after the eight oh, decision, vindicating his stand, vindicating his peaceful stand, vindicating his anti war stand, he's asked to paraphrase, are you going to sue them now? You lost your title, you lost your money, because of what they did to you. He said, Know what I to do that I will be no better than them.

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Why to do that, I will be no better than them. It found the nutty here I said, respond to evil will find his best faith under the banner carabiner who can know who when you'd hammer him and you are unexpectedly see the one between whom you and the there was great immunity become as a war, an intimate friend. And so the enemies of Ali became his friend, those who vilified on the alley, they glorified Ali, not because of our li because of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And the same holds true for us. You are the next Muhammad Ali. Sister, you are the next Muhammad Ali. If we pray the price,

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it find the nutty here I said

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don't respond to evil with a greater evil.

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respond to evil with that which is better with good.

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And you will see the one between whom you were you and Lee was emnity become as it were an intimate friend. This is our religion, brothers and sisters, and this is our example. And then what is the opposite we seen the evil and we seen the emnity become worse and become deeper and sharper.

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We have to choose brothers and sisters. We have the path of Muhammad Ali.

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And some people think they have a path

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in Orlando or Baghdad or Bangladesh or Istanbul.

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We have to choose.

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And I tell you and counsel you and encourage you from the depths of my soul. Having lived on this this earth for 60 years, almost 40 of them in Islam. Choose the Islam of Muhammad Ali

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Hey, it's fidelity here I said, choose this lamb of responding to evil with what is best. And not me. I don't guarantee any outcome. I don't have the power to affect an outcome and Allah tireless creation. Allah tells you faith under the banner campaign who I doubt can no one you know, Hamid and you will see the one between whom you and he there was emnity become as it were an intimate friend.

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We don't need to conclude this first goodbye. As Muslims, we don't need a PR campaign.

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A lot of Muslims are scrambling to find an organization's we need PR we need PR we don't need PR when he PR Ayer. We need a prayer campaign because as we said women asked you know column Amanda Angela, Angela Salah ha what happens

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to those who undertake righteous deeds in Medina Avenue where Angela sila heart for

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men who would dare those who believe and do righteous deeds we started with the Merciful All right, man, your hammer home mark and ramen in La Nina Avenue. Wham la sala had say Yes,

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man would dare the All Merciful will make love for them in the hearts of the people. You can take your chance with PR from Madison Avenue or take your chance where P R Aye R with Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm going with Allah. I'll call your call the hair that was stuck for Raleigh, Walla Walla, what he said in your comments.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala CD mursaleen say you didn't know Muhammad while ahead he was talking he was sending him this he may Kathira in Allah a woman. You gotta who you saw in Rhode Island, maybe?

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You had Nadine Ave Sadhguru and he was selling Motorcity Allah Mossad. He was sending my back and Barraca let's say you did Mohammed. While the ad he was saying to yourself, I'm testing my cathedra one final point on Muhammad Ali.

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From His burial, His barrio was delayed because of extensive extenuating circumstances we want to know the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to hasten to bury our dead so don't turn away from the Sunnah because of the exceptional case. Law your house who are they have the occasion not be an example. For others. I just want to remind everyone

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that maintain the Sunnah of hastening to bury the dead. But there are allowances and extenuating circumstances. And this Muhammad Ali's janazah was a once in a century

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event unprecedented in the history of our community. And who knows, when something like that might happen again, I just wanted to say that as an Amana, from one of my teachers,

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brothers and sisters, in conclusion, we want to talk about another couple of Chicagoans

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whose lives you should study, and whose case you should familiarize yourself with, if you're not familiar with it. And that's the case of Emmett Till. And his mother Mae me Till Mobley.

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As you may or may not know, Emmett Till, was a young 14 year old young man who was murdered in money Mississippi, for allegedly flirting with a white woman

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lynched in the mid 1950s.

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His mother chose to have an open casket funeral to show how her son's faced have been battered

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beyond recognition, to show the ugly face of racism through the face of Emmett Till. And now today, the ugly face of racism is trying to rear its head again.

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As Muslims look at this gathering

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who belong to a universal community of brotherhood and sisterhood?

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A community that includes all people who have descended from Adam, with no privilege afforded to anyone based on their race or ethnic ethnicity, the only privilege is afforded to those who are more righteous or pious than their fellows. And righteousness and piety, have no color in that karamo command Allah has

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the most best of you with Allah, the most honored of you with Allah are the most pious amongst you, brothers and sisters, we just want to relate to you. And this is for our young people primarily, but generally, for all of us. What made me till

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many years after the death of her son, and after dedicating her life to seek justice, this is our struggle. We don't have time for nonsense.

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We don't have time to go murderous rampages, we have to dedicate ourselves to building just equitable, fair institutions. So she said, in a very powerful and profound statement.

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We cannot afford the luxury of self pity.

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This and Muslims, we cannot afford the luxury of self pity. Our top priority now is to get on with the building process. My personal peace has come through helping boys and girls reach beyond the ordinary and strive for the extra ordinary.

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We must teach our children to weather, the hurricanes of life, pick up the pieces and rebuild. We must impress upon our children that even when troubles troubles rise to 7.0 on the Richter scale of life, we must be anQ they must be anchored so deep, that though they sway, they will never topple.

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Omar Mateen was not anchored deep enough. So he toppled

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all of these young people being in Paris, or in Baghdad, or in Istanbul, or in Madrid, in Casa Blanca, or in Bali, or every day in Iraq, or every other day in Afghanistan, or Pakistan,

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or blowing themselves up or murdering innocent people are not anchored deep enough in Islam. People say the problem is Islam. The problem is not enough Islam. We have to work with ourselves and with our children, and with our community, to anchor ourselves so deeply. That no matter how strong the hurricanes of life are, no matter how strong the earthquakes of life are, we will never topple we might be and sway in the wind. But we will never topple. We will never topple. We might crack. But we will never break and we will stand up and we will rebuild.

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What hatred, what racism, prejudice, tears down. You can't rebuild anything. If you're in your grave. You can't be rebuild anything if you're on your way to *.

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Live, this is a religion of life.

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The Prophet Allah tells me that

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is the Jeevan Rasool either

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you respond to Allah and the messenger when they call you to that which gives you life. This is a message of life and not a message of death.

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Go out and live brothers and sisters God and live and build and make this a better world. And if you die doing anything die trying to build a better world. Although not feared and misdemeanor well musty mad well me Nina one more minute. Allah here Eman Hunnewell unwed Robin Allah

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