Zaid Shakir – The Ruh Of Allah

Zaid Shakir
AI: Summary © The transcript describes various speakers discussing various topics, including the creation of a new world from Jesus himself, the rainbow being from Islam, and the importance of human history. They emphasize the need for political involvement to achieve goals and the importance of protecting people's privacy and human rights. The segment also touches on the danger of mixing political considerations and values with morality and the importance of unity in politics. The transcript uses various examples, including the prophetic "has been a base" culture, and emphasizes the importance of not compromising on one's values and values to achieve their highest values.
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shut down Mohammed rasool

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LUFA in Osaka de Kitab, la la Jai Ural had you had you Mohammed and sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Sharon memoriam. To her fellow coulomb that certain did our collab with atan Bala Wakulla Bala 10 finol Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah he Lydians Allah Allah Abdi Hilty Kitab Oh, damn near janela who Elijah all praises due to Allah Who has revealed the Scripture unto his servant. And he's made no crookedness there in Al Hamdulillah he laid the head and Ali had well now can Lena tadier Lola and her down Allah, all praises due to Allah Who has guided us to this way and we will not have been able to guide ourselves had not a lot Tyler and his infinite grace and his infinite mercy and His

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infinite concern for us, guided us Al Hamdulillah. All praises due to Allah.

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Allah Tala mentioned mentioned in the Quran. Low N Zina head Al Quran, Allah jevelin Lara a to harsh harsh mocha Assad the man has Shatila what tin can do not believe who has in se Allah Allah whom yet effect Tarun. So Allah Tala mentions have we revealed this Quran onto a mountain, you would have seen it crumble and split asunder from fear of Allah. And we set forth these parables to humanity in order that they reflect.

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would the mountain crumble and split asunder? Why is the mountain

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and all of its massiveness

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all of its mass

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is its bulk is formidable physical structure, split asunder had the Qur'an been revealed

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to a mountain,

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because the mountain is of this world

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and the core en is from beyond this world, the meanings embodied in the quarter n,

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the internal speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is beyond this world.

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Why is it

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that the human being

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and the human heart

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can carry this quarter N?

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As Allah Tala mentions all men can I do when the Gibreel fat in no Hoonah Zelo Allah albick

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Allah says the revelation to the heart of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and unlike the mountain,

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the heart of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't not split asunder, does not crumble from the weight of the Quran.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam conveys the Quran to the hearts of his companions, and they to the hearts of their successors, and they to the generation who came after them, and onwards through history to our time.

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Why is it that our hearts can hold the Quran? Because our hearts are motivated or animated by a spirit by the rule that like no Quran is from beyond this world.

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And because it is from beyond this world, because it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala it can carry the Quran,

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Allah Tala mentions

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concerning Adam and his creation after making him up right when a father to one or two fee him a Ruhi and I breathed into him my spirit.

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So the spirit is from Allah subhanho wa Taala our scholars debate is it something eternal existing along with Allah or is it something created?

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Is it Kadima or is it Hadith as the theologians say? Most of them says hadith is a creation of Allah but it is before

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the creation of this world

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and it is sent directly from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Your way your cell Luna can annual rule. Cooler rumen Emery rugby, when they're all tipo minute mineral inmy Illa kalila. They ask you concerning the rule concerning the spirit, say it is from the affair of my Lord. And you've been giving little knowledge, meaning no knowledge concerning it.

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And this is what allows us to carry the Quran.

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This is what allows us to be enlivened by the message of the Quran. That would split the mountains to Sunder. Now we make this introductory point to make a larger point. And that larger point is

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that this rule

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that allows us to carry the Quran

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it makes us special and Allah tireless creation, the materialist

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in their stupidity.

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Try to argue that there is no distinction

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between you and I and our human family and the rest of material existence. There is no existence between you and I and this wall, or this member or this rug. Or if you elevate the argument, a monkey or squirrel or chipmunk.

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Brothers and sisters Don't believe the hype.

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Don't believe the hype. You are special. You are unique. You are distinct.

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And because you're special because you are distinct because you are unique because of that rule that you carry within you because of your ability to hold this Quran, you are vested with a unique mission from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala mentioned to the angels with color Abu Khalil mela Ekati in Niger you fill out the Khalifa Kahlua Tegile goofy hair me you see goofy hair where you're sweet we could Dima when no no sub Bihu be handy Come on, you're caught the Solak Allah in the Alamo mela Tyler moon. And when your Lord said to the angels Verily I am creating a vise Jaren in the earth. They said will you placed there in one who shed blood and work corruption or

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work corruption and Sir shed blood while we glorify your praises and extol Your Holiness. He said Verily I know that which you know not.

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So Allah Tala says he's placing in the earth, a Khalifa, one who will be his vice Jarrett, one who will be a custodian, this in this earth, one who would look out for the rest of this physical creation.

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That requires that we ourselves see ourselves as different as unique and distinct in this physical creation, because if we see ourselves as equal to this physical creation, if we see ourselves as an unspiritual animal, like the chipmunk or the monkey, or the raccoon, or the rat, that you might see running around here periodically.

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Then there's no basis for us to assume the responsibility of the healer.

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And as our thinking,

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and our orientation, and our worldview, become steadily, evermore influenced and motivated by materialist thinking by materialism, then our sense of duty to the rest of the Creation dissipates.

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Until we reach a point where as opposed to ourselves as humans, looking out for and guarding and preserving the rights of the balance of creation, we're willing to sacrifice everything in creation, for our needs, and for our benefits.

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So we can drive our cars

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more and longer, and not in them begin to seek an alternative way to organize our societies will pollute the waters, drilling for oil.

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exploring for oil,

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will pollute the pristine purity of the Arctic regions,

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looking for oil will engage in the most ecologically destructive process known to human beings in our history, the Shell oil extraction process and not in northern Canada for our comfort, for our convenience, will drive animals extinct,

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just for profit,

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will cut down the forest and destroyed not only the trees

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who are witnesses, to so much of human history, we'll look at a 2000 year old redwood tree that existed throughout this bay area.

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And as opposed to seeing a repository of wisdom, as opposed to seeing a witness to the errors and the epochs that have passed over this earth. Or we'll see our dollar signs based on how many telephone poles or decks or orange crates we can get from that tree.

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This is not Khilafah This is disaster. Not only disaster for the world, but disaster for ourselves.

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Because we squandered the opportunity to undertake the job and mission that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created us for

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this is a disaster.

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we squander the

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to show the world an alternative path.

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This is what Muslims are. Muslims are an alternative voice, or at least we should be.

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And to be an alternative voice, there's a realm for politics.

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As we are reminded of in this political season we find ourselves in. But we should understand that the nature of politics

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is totally incompatible with the nature of true religion. And that is, politics is predicated on compromise.

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Politics is predicated on compromise. One of the reasons our political system is so stagnated is that increasingly our politicians are unwilling to compromise. And this undermines undermines the ability to engage in constructive politics.

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The nature of religion,

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which is predicated on absolute truth, is the defense of the truth, the uncompromising defense of the truth.

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And for this reason,

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religion has endured. For this reason Islam has endured

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in the world,

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and political regimes, they come and go, they compromise themselves out of existence.

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The the roommates, they came,

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and they went,

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and Islam remains remained. The ambassador, they came in they went, Islam remains.

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The successors of the ambassadors be there the Mamdouh. So the cell juicers laid as the Ottomans. They came, they went, Islam remains. The Europeans colonized the majority of the Muslim lands, the colonial era, it came and it went, Islam remains the nationalist and con socialist, and communist and secular regimes that generally succeeded the colonial period throughout the Muslim world. They came in they went, and Islam remains the struggle to determine who will be the successors of the Arab bath Socialist Party, who will be the successor of the jam Gemma Hiriya in Libya, who will be the successor of the remnants of Nasser's Socialist Party and we should never forget that both Sadat

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and Mubarak are the children of Jamal Abu Nasr, not his physical, biological children, but his political children who will be the successor no matter how that question is answered, like Mubarak, like Qaddafi in all likelihood like Bashar Al Assad, like Saddam Hussein like border veba, they will all come and they will go and Islam will remain. The question for us is, what kind of Islam?

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Will we endorse?

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Will it be an Islam that's based on the truth?

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Or will it be in Islam that compromises itself like political regimes out of existence, this is the danger of mixing religion and politics.

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The temptation

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to compromise the truths of religion.

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Now saying that religion has something to offer the politicians, and as Muslims in this country in the United States of America, we should see ourselves as having something to offer the politicians based on absolute truth.

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Now the enemies of Islam will seize on that statement, and they will say, you see, it is this absolutist thinking that leads to extremism that leads to terrorism. But we will counter and say no, we're not talking about

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base principles, or base morality. We're talking about lofty principles, such as guarding the sanctity of life,

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the sanctity of innocent life

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and we shall

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Let it be known to all and sundry that we will not support any political power or any political actor, be he or she Situ is situated to the right hand extreme of the political spectrum or the left hand extreme of the political spectrum or anywhere between those two extremes, that we will not endorse policies that lead to wanton murder and destruction of the lives the property of innocent people.

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We just said uncompromisingly. And on that basis, we should stand up and readily condemn

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all of those innocent human beings who are being murdered by Hellfire rockets fired from Predator drones, and their assassination signed off on by our president. If it weren't the former regime

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of George W. Bush, we'd be beating down the doors and protests. And what we have to say clearly, unequivocally with no hesitation, murder is murder.

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Rather, it's undertaken by an historical figure on whether it's undertaken by just another run of the mill politician. Murder is murder and we condemn it.

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Murder is murder, and we condemn it.

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And we will never,

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we will never

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be a great nation, until our politicians will heed the condemnation that we might offer them

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and look at the error of their ways

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and stop compromising

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on innocent life.

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Allah sir policy, the politicians can wrangle all they want.

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But on innocent life, we should demand

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uncompromising stance. This is the absolute position that we're talking about. We're talking about human life.

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We're talking about the preservation of the possibility

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for us to have a transcending source of morality.

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If our political positions are based on your morality, or my morality, or the next guy or the next

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then we will always be inconsistent,

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and our moral stances,

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because our personal privileges will inevitably influenced the sort of positions that we advance.

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There is an individual most of you have probably never heard of. We discussed this in our class yesterday at zaytuna College.

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But this individual really symbolizes the ethical dilemma

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of a world that cuts itself off from divine guidance.

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This individual is Charles hobby mad at

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Charles hobby Malik is a Lebanese Christian, passed away in 1987.

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If you're familiar with the history of San Francisco, really familiar,

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then you'll know that Charles Habib Malik was in San Francisco during the formation of the United Nations and subsequently the drafting of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. He was one of the drafters.

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That's a noble objective for protecting human rights, even though it's an objective that's amenable to critique.

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Charles Habib Malik, though,

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who participated in drafting that document with its lofty words and his lofty principles, was also instrumental in his home state of Lebanon, and creating the political organization that will give birth to the Falange militia that would murder and slaughter the Palestinians and Sabra

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and Shatila

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same person,

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the same person.

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Why? Because his personal prejudices trumped his lofty principles.

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Isn't that what we see in our very country,

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lofty talk about freedom and justice and democracy, and the pursuit of happiness, lofty talk about all men created equal, lofty talk about extending freedom and democracy to the world. But machine, a war machine that spends more money on the death and destruction and murder of innocent human beings than the rest of the world combined. A series of military bases extending into over 100 countries.

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Hundreds of 1000s if not millions of innocent human beings,

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such as 15, the day before yesterday, in a single action, being murdered in cold blood by the nation that presents itself as the paragon of human virtue, that compromise is inevitable. That inconsistency in that double standard is inevitable when we cut ourselves off from divine principles that nurture that Spirit within us. And yes, to preempt my critics, yes, it can happen to Muslims too and it is happening. When you see people say Lal * Allah Muhammad Rasool Allah slug slicing people's throats, beheading people who are Muslims who differ from them politically throwing acid in the face of girls and women. denying women the right to an education. A right that was a farm by our

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Prophet salallahu irony he was wa sallam when he said tolerable in fareeda tune Allah coulomb Muslim men and our Allah Matt. Add the words to emphasize that Muslim in the male includes the female so most narrations at were Muslim.

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seeking knowledge is a right incumbent upon every male and female Muslim.

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Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married a female scholar. I showed her the Allahu anha.

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Some of my might say, well, she was in a scholar in his lifetime. And we counter that he was shown everything that would be and would be until the day of judgment, and he started in non Cid some of that unto his companions. He knew that I should be a scholar. Radi Allahu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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one of the greatest scholars in our Ummah,

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a lady who will narrate more Hadith from our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam than anyone with the excess ception of Ebihara eurotel Radi Allahu Allah.

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Muslims can compromise their principles too. And that compromise starts when we forget

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that we are carrying that Spirit within us.

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They are rule within us that elevates us and pulls us above our carnal nature and desires. That pulls us above the potential flaws embedded in our intellect.

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We have people that are deviously intelligent.

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And only the spirit

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when cultivated and nurtured can bring the intellect to its fullest potential.

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Justice as Allah Tala said to the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, let's Tunica I had a minute and he said, You are not like other women. We say this, our sisters you're not like are the women

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when the stairs that you draw because of your dress, your dignified dress and the temptation to compromise to make this a little bit tighter, to pull the scarf back, so that the hijab becomes the hijab, because my sister wants to be so fly hijab.

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resist that temptation and remind yourself

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You're not like other women, you have a mission in this world. That mission is to represent the highest values of humanity, of dignity, of morality, of decency of modesty.

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And the same applies to our brothers. You are not like other men.

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And because you are not like other men,

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you should take pride in your role as a husband.

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You should not endeavor to be a Muslim player. That's oxymoronic.

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That's oxymoronic because the person who takes pride in his marriage, a person who takes pride in his wife, a person who takes pride in caring the heritage of humanity in the heritage of the prophets, amongst which Allah him is salam, peace upon them all, amongst which is the institution of marriage, or Vironment, Sunil mursaleen kala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or Vironment, Sunil Muslimeen Minh, Sunil Murthy Nene

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a more selling or Berryman soon and in the more Saleem,

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as see whack, good oral hygiene, what our tour, the perfume went higher shyness when he can marriage,

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a person who understands that they're carrying and representing and is the bearer of this institution in the world, at a historical juncture where all people are bending in it

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realizes that he cannot be a player, that he has to be responsible, that he has to sacrifice that he has to subordinate his desires to a higher mission.

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This is the Muslim

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who takes pride in being a father realizes he cannot be like the average father, in these days in times who was M I A from his child's life, missing an action.

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A Muslim father cannot be missing in action. Because he understands that he has to represent the prophetic virtues that he wants his children to adopt. And the adoption of those virtues isn't something that takes place in a lesson. It's not something that takes place in a cook bar. It's not something that takes place in an occasional visit is something that is transferred from one heart to another heart from a mature adult heart to a child's heart over the course of years.

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Over the course of years,

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day after day, week, after week, month, after month, year after year, and in some instances decade after decade. And these two

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say this is what the Muslim is. And this is what the rule what the Spirit motivates a Muslim to be.

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Brothers and sisters, don't be safe. Don't be sacralized yourself. Don't be sanctify yourself. Don't debase yourself Shaitan is the base.

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The human being is exalted. While Khurana then he

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say Titan is told

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his regime. His debased Benny Adam, the children of Adam are told that we are and noble.

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The Muslim is further told that he or she is dignified and honorable, and that their dignity and their honor is a reflection of the dignity and the honor of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that the dignity and the honor of Rasulullah just as he was the better talented Ralina that reflected the light of Allah subhanho wa Taala more perfectly than any human being is a reflection of the light of Allah.

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And Allah is the light Allahu Muro Sena where it was all Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth and he says in his Quran, when he Lahaina is that whether you rasuna he was meaning or what I can Munna Allah Ya Allah moon that honor

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and nobility, dignity, strength however you translate it is that is for Allah and His messenger and the believers and it is the hypocrites that realize it not.

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Brothers and sisters May Allah Tala push us far away from hypocrisy. mela puts us puts us far away from being debased. May Allah Tala bring out the dignity within us the honor within us the strength within us, the nobility within us within each and every one of us. A Kulu Cody had was stopped for Allah Lee welcome What do you say meaning in your combs? War?

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Allah hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala see even more setting Sayidina Wahhabi bien Mohammad wala Lee he was so happy he was Olympus Sleeman Kathira Alhamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah he led he had an only had one coin terrier Lola and head down Allah

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Alhamdulillah he led the men not in bisha Hurry Ramadan finesse Allah Allah Tala and you were Sakana Jimmy and Ella eat them at Haley Ramadan we'll do roussy Ramadan where baraka to Ramadan kala Sana

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Allah who has blessed us to recently enjoy the blessed month of Ramadan May Allah Allah extend the blessing of Ramadan and the lessons of Ramadan throughout the entire year. Until we meet the next Ramadan. May Allah Tala bless all of the believers who are struggling in our various capacities to uphold this religion in a hostile world.

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Now Allah Tala bless all of our sisters

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who suffer in some instances

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a life of loneliness

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a life of single parenthood because they will not compromise their religion. Allah Allah bless them reward them immensely. And Allah bless them with honorable and noble husbands. Now Allah bless all our brothers who are struggling against immense odds that Allah Tala bless all of the brothers from these inner city neighborhoods,

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who have been able to escape the clutches for lack of a better term, or use the word of one of the novels of the

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great blues and folk singer and poet Gil Scott Heron, to effect escaped the clutches of the nigger factory, and to be able to stand up and say La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah and live a life in the light of that declaration. Allah bless all of our brothers and sisters were struggling and suburban neighborhoods. Our struggles in this country aren't confined to the ghettos and Barrios. How many of these suburban neighborhoods have some of the highest suicide rates in this country?

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Have the highest incidence of drug and alcohol abuse?

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They come into the ghetto in the barrios to buy the drugs,

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but they don't live there.

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What are the forces that work? Fueling those realities?

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And what does it take for someone whose lives have been shaped by those dehumanizing realities? To stay up Stand up despite all the pressure, including the pressure of cultural, racial and ethnic apostasy?

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To c'est la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah, this is our ummah.

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It's an ummah, of people whose lives were not forced lamb probably would not have crossed their paths probably would not have crossed. This is his lamb. This is the it's a force that gives us the strength if we hold on to it. It gives us the strength to hold gone as we encounter the challenges of life. This is Islam

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May Allah Tala bless us to translate that force, that strength, that energy, that power that unites us into a movement

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that will go out and transform this country.

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We know the problems of our country, we live those problems, we confront those problems. We don't need to be reminded of them. We need to be reminded of the fact that we should represent the solution to those problems. But the only way we're going to represent the solution is by coming together by bringing our strength together by bringing our creativity together by bringing our spiritual energies together by bringing our intellectual resources together to by bringing our fiscal resources be they great or humble together.

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