The Treaty Of Hudaybiyah

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Zaid Shakir

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Indeed, We have given you, a clear victory. (Surah al-Fath, 48:1)

As current events continue to perpetuate the idea that Islam and violence are inseparable, and pundits reinforce a narrative that the Qur’an enjoins on its followers an endless cycle of violence, what is a myth and what is a reality? Is armed conflict and compulsion essential to the Islamic world-view, or are other responses legitimate and more praiseworthy? The Treaty of Hudaybiyah, most notably, was considered initially by contemporaries of the Messenger of God to be inequitable and a humiliation, yet the Qur’an described it as an emphatic victory. Does this mean that peace should be made even when full justice has not been achieved? How do we balance the requirements of justice with the desire for peace? Is there a greater spiritual wisdom and practical methodology to glean from the Treaty that modern Muslims have yet to recognise?

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smilla rahmanir rahim

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hamdulillah lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam wa ala see you didn't we're sitting Sayidina Wahhabi Vina when a Vienna what Assouline our karate I union Mohammed. While early he was such be he was sent him tasneem and kathira Ravenna like Alhamdulillah can a young Bobby DJ Daddy will check we have the MR phonic sapan a calendar Seaton and olika and to come as nitara and fcwc and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen and hamdulillah Hilaire De Anza Allah Abdi Hill key tab or lamea, Allah who Elijah Alhamdulillah hilarie had an early head, American terrier, Lola and had no law and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises due to a law who has blessed us with Islam,

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and in blessing us with Islam has given us the greatest blessing this world can afford.

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In mid rhodiola, one who mentioned or is related to have said

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in the midnight in the dunya, and yet fear kill Islam only I maintain that from the blessings of this world, Islam suffices as a blessing. So May Allah, Allah bless us to appreciate this blessing and blessed us to give ample thanks for this blessing. And he blessed us to die

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as Muslims while at Mouton, Illa when the moon Dinah, except in a state of Islam, as was stated, and as we all know, from just living in these days and times,

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Islam is being presented

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as a religion of gross violence.

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This is projected through the magnifying chamber, if you will,

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of the media.

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And it distorts the reality

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of the religion.

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As we know, indeed, there are people claiming Islam who are engaging in horrific acts of violence.

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And we see that

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in places such as Iraq, or in Syria,

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or now in Yemen.

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We see it

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at the level of state actors

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and at the level of non state actors,

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or pseudo state actors, those who claim a state but in reality, those states possess none of the classical definitions of sovereignty that are necessary

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for the Appalachian statehood, that is,

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what we say, is magnified.

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Because if we consider, for example, the violence of ISIS,

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that violence is indeed horrific.

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And it's, it's magnified and unseen, unfortunately, is magnified, in large part due to the stupidity

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of the leaders of that organization who consciously put up sensationalized videos to be viewed all over the world and

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are constructed very cleverly in many instances and there are many analysis of this you can find if you google something like ISIS sensationalized violence,

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ISIS media savvy violence,

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and it alters people's perception of Islam of the nature of violence in Islam. And and I said distorts the media distorts it because we're not for the media, that perception, by and large wouldn't be there. Just to give a small example and I know there's some

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People, they're here for talk taking notes. And they're going to distort what I say and is going to make possibly a nice blog piece.

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That's going to cause me some trouble. But we have to, we have to, even though there's no longer any real context to what you say, because I can say something to this audience who are predominantly Muslim and educated Muslims, and is going to be put on YouTube. And then someone who's not Muslim who doesn't understand a lot of context surrounding what I'm saying, we'll use it to advance their own means, and possibly to attack me. But in any case,

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if you consider the violence of ISIS compared to the violence, of the militias that are fighting against ISIS, or the violence of the United States, horrific violence two weeks ago, there is a report, some of you are familiar with that. The United States is directly responsible for over 1.2 million deaths by conservative estimates in Iraq.

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And these are people that were in some instances of family driving a car, who don't understand the English word stop.

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And they came within 100 meters of an American convoy. And then the whole family was ripped apart by 150 meter Miller cannons,

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torn to shreds, you'll never see that violence on television. If you if we saw it, then the American involvement in Iraq would have been over

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in 2006, or 2007, because there would have been a public outrage, but the media doesn't present that. And so the perception of the United States as a violent

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actor that's engaged in horrific acts of violence doesn't impact the American public the way that the public was impacted by the violence of the Vietnam War.

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And some of you read in the New Yorker, two weeks ago, what was in the New Yorker two weeks ago. that's relevant in this context.

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I said you guys were educated.

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Muslim audience.

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Two weeks ago, Seymour Hersh,

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how did Seymour Hersh come into the

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public prominence as a leading journalists

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anyone.

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About 50 years ago, he broke the story of the Malay massacre in Vietnam. For an American company, Charlie Company, in a village Millay, or me lie in Vietnam, a village of 600. some odd people, they massacred almost 570 of the men, mostly elderly, people, women and children, as most of the men who are fighting age had left because they knew they will be killed.

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So they were put in ditches. The some of the soldiers didn't realize that they will be called on to kill these people. They were playing with the children.

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And then their

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commander, Lieutenant Calley came and said, kill them. And some of them were in shock. And they knew if they didn't follow the orders, they will get shot themselves. So they massacred these people. Seymour Hersh never went to Vietnam. He wrote about it based on interviews based on his research.

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He this year, he went to Vietnam and he visited me ally, and he wrote in an article in The New Yorker, about this massacre undertaken by the American army. And it wasn't the only one. This was widespread practice in Vietnam. And that violence at that time was broadcasted, and it fueled the anti war sentiment that led to shutting down that war, a massive anti war movement in this country that led to shutting down the Vietnam War. And out of that war came a policy that we will not broadcast. Some of you are old enough to remember the the girl naked little girl running out of a burning building a village

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that was torched with napalm. Some of you remember the the

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Vietnamese holding a baby in his arm

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and screaming or and this was all on the nightly news, Walter Cronkite chronicling the Vietnam War. Some of you remember if you're old enough, the Vietnamese teenager the kid was maybe 1314 years old, had his blood brain blown out by a South Vietnamese soldier allied to the United States Army.

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kneeling on the ground in black pajamas. His brain is blown out on the nightly news. So they said we won't bring this violence. But we will bring the violence of our enemies the violence of the likes of ISIS.

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So the Allied forces now, their violence is in broadcast.

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The violence of those people being killed in Yemen, by Saudi pilots.

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Those victims in those torn and decapitated bodies and burned bodies aren't being broadcasted on the nightly news. The violence of these militias who are now rolling back, ISIS

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is not being broadcast on the nightly news is not giving this sensational play, that the ISIS videos are given.

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The violence of these drug cartels in Mexico who behead 456 10 people a week

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isn't shaping the public perception of just how terrible and murderous these cartels are.

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So the violence is, since you're sensationalized, and the violence is identified with this lamb, and public perception forms that Islam is this violent religion.

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But it's up to us to dispel those myths, through our actions.

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And through through our advocacy

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on the on the part of people whose lives are being destroyed by violence on all sides or from all sides and from all directions. The poor innocent Muslims caught in the crossfire.

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Most of the people who've been killed versus the all of the people who have been killed by our misadventures.

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Unit misadventures of this country in Somalia was too much Somalia did attain to peace

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under the rule of the Hakka machete iya

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will encourage the Ethiopians to invade.

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And in the aftermath of the invasion of the Ethiopians,

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Somali Somalia has destabilized once again. And then what do we have the rise of the Shabaab who weren't even a significant actor on the Somali political scene before that invasion.

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And so if we don't have the rise of the Shabaab

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in Somalia, we have stability. The airport was open, the port was ports were reopened, the economy was stabilizing. The people were establishing water themselves, and it was overturned by the Ethiopian invasion without that invasion. We don't have the rise of the Shabaab without the rise of the Shabaab. We don't have this media story two days ago of a school being stormed in Kenya and 150 people being massacred by the Shabaab and people saying Look how murderous and barbaric these Muslims are.

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We don't have any of that.

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President Obama last month courageously, and he's to be commended for telling the truth. It's difficult to be a president and tell the truth. Because a lot of people are eager to exploit your honesty for their own political games. But he said ISIS

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is a byproduct of our invasion and occupation of Iraq. That's our president.

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If there is no American invasion and occupation of Iraq, there is no ISIS. If there's no ISIS, there are no sensationalized beheadings

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that transforms the American people from 25% supporting any continue military action in the Middle East in two weeks to beheadings over 70%.

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None of that happens

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So we have to study the nature and the uses of violence. There's an excellent book by an A French Algerian writer in English, or I think he's living in British Britain and I got this book several years ago I forget his name, but it's called

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the the myth of Muslim barbarism and its uses. How is this myth of Muslim barbarity constructed since the big the first crusades historically through the war in Bosnia in the early 90s, to our very day and how is it used as a historical pattern that we should be aware of?

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In any case a lot Allah says in

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fact on Medina do Farah laka la Metacafe amendment them Be careful one that one that Takara with Willie Willie Tim, we new new terminal metabolic deca serata mustafina.

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So law says we give we've given you a clear victory in a second Rubina

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in order that Allah forgives your sins. The Oxford the Oxford Allah cola Hall netiquette amendments Ambika Wanda hora, will you tell me I met Nia Mehta who alika will your dear cassata mustafina we've given you a clear victory in order that Allah forgives your sins, since here meaning the mistakes of judgment that the Prophet made so the line it was Selim is divinely protected against what for us our sins.

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But his mistakes are since sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his mistakes are mistakes in judgment, not mistakes that are countries that run counter to what a lot Allah has ordained, or what a lot had is legislated sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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and complete his favor upon you and guide you to a straight path. So the clear, clear victory and lack of fat ham Rubina, we've granted you a clear victory many of the exit just say this is who davia and some say is the conquest of Mecca and some say is both because who davia which was the Muslims turning away peacefully and not engaging in an act of aggression

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against the Quraysh when they were denied the completion of the Umrah that this opened the door for the non violent conquest of Mecca. So this great victory is and jagaran Abdullah rhodiola Han, he relates as many of the judges mentioned, Mel coonan new

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fat Han Nikita inla, who davia he said we did not consider the conquest of Mecca to be anything other than an hoh davia. In other words, and who davia opened the door for the conquest of Mecca. So an act of non aggression and act of pulling back when the Muslims had the right to push forward, open the door for another act of non violence won the first act when a party of the Muslims were in a weak position. If they would have pushed for it, it likely would have been a massacre because they were largely unarmed. They were going for Umrah to perform the lesser pilgrimage. And there was a relatively small contingent,

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the conquest of Mecca the Muslims were in a superior position that amassed the largest army that had ever been assembled to that point in the Arabian Peninsula. And they descended on Mecca.

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And they could have wiped out the entire city if that had been their desire. But Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted something greater than that. He wanted an example of mercy, because the religion is the religion of mercy. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as described by the Quran is a prophet of mercy

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on the arsenic in naramata, Lin al Ameen we've only sent you as a mercy to all of the worlds and he described himself as a merci sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a manner Ramadan, Madame, am I'm a gifted merciful

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I'm a gift of mercy sulla lohani he was sending them and a manifestation of that mercy was this non violent action, this non aggressive action

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which is consistent again with the ordain men of the religion. A lot of time that addresses the Muslims then and for all times we'll call it Mu feasability. Let let the new party Luna come with a tattoo in Nova holla, you have been martyred in fight in the way of a law those who fight you. In other words, respond if the situation is conducive and cause for a military response against those who've transgressed against you but don't you aggress Well, that attitude, don't you be the aggressors? Don't you be the transgressing party. Allah does not love those who are aggressive in the law. Hello, you hipbone Marta Dean.

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And even if you're in a situation of conflict, and May Allah protect us, and may we pray for safety and well being only a full praise for war.

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You have people eager for war. They're going to searching websites trying to find out they want some action.

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It wasn't enough being a gangbanger.

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There wasn't enough action.

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So they want more than that. So they seek it out.

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This is a fool who doesn't understand the nature of warfare.

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To create this is the nature of warfare. Yarmouk, I lived in Ohio Yarmouk when I was a student student in Damascus, with no money.

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So it's cheap to live in macwilliam, Yarmouk.

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And so I moved to there and live with the Palestinians.

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And Damascus

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and Yarmouk now for over 600 days has been besieged by the Syrian army, and our population of half a million people. 500,000 people reduced the 18,000, who aren't allowed to leave, surrounded for 600 days, the last 200 days, no water. The only food is what the United Nations can get in.

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And now it's been overrun by ISIS and Jabhat Al Nusra. In recent days, and barrel bombed and mortars totally destroyed. And now who knows what slaughter will be visited upon the people now that's the reality of war, the reality of wars to creat what we've seen over the last month,

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and the madness and mayhem now that's the reality of war.

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And no one would wish for that no one would invite that upon their people.

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And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't invite it upon his people.

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So what did he say? Let men know Luca and adu was a law Thea don't want to meet any enemy the men now don't wish for war Let men know their car and I do what's a law Thea eska law for well being Escalade for good health Escalade for safety and security. And if you do happen to be in a conflict, we then Akito FOSS Bureau, be patient and what is being patient involved observe the limit set by a lot Tyler.

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As we mentioned yesterday, tilka who do do laferla Tata do have Fela Takara boo hair these are the limits set by Allah don't end don't kill civilians. Don't kill non combatants.

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Don't glorify violence.

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stay within the limits. If the enemy inclines towards peace you so declined inclined? When gentlemen Listen, the Fed You know what, what kalaeloa

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and even if you think is, is this conspiracy so they can regroup, discard that and trust in a law that is not a conspiracy, and they're not trying to gain an advantage or they're not trying to regroup.

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This is what we're taught is Muslims.

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Don't aggress don't kill innocent people. Men as you need them. Khattab nyla Danny israa ella and no humann katella netsend the other enough's no facade and fill out thicker Anima patella nessa Jamia woman

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Yeah, fake enema. Yeah. nursey Jamia? Whoever kills in an innocent life is as if they've killed all of humanity. And whoever saves an innocent life is as if they've saved all of humanity.

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And one of the fuckery Dino Rossi mentions,

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why is a person who kills an innocent person and an act of wanton violence that's nowadays described as terrorism.

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Why is why is it as if they've killed all of humanity, because they don't know the victim and the victim is totally innocent. And therefore the victim can be anyone on the face of the earth. Some of you remember the the attack on the hotels in Mumbai several years ago, you remember that incident?

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Anyone could have been in those hotels. You could have been I could have been let's go to India. I never went to India. Let's go visit the Muslim community there. There's a big community in Mumbai. That's where this film Slumdog Millionaire.

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Let's go visit slumdog.

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And so I'm in the hotel, and I'm dead. From halfway around the world.

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It could have been anyone.

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So the person who's decided to make their political point that they're going to just randomly kill people. It can be anyone, a friend of mine. I'll mention his name Dr. Faisal Ahmed. He teaches history at Brown University. When he was doing he's gotten his PhD. He also has a JD as Muhammad Ali said, once he's a bad man.

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He's a bad man. Yes, JD, then he decided he's not doesn't want to be a lawyer. So we'll go back and do a PhD. While he was doing his research for his PhD and Kabul, he was in the Intercontinental Hotel the day that it was attacked by the Taliban.

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And he saw people being an innocent people, the receptionist just come in the lobby and murdered. And he was in his room, and he heard the bombs and the gun, getting closer and closer, these murderers are going from room to room and he thought he's going to die. Here's some innocent person

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from 1000s of miles away, who was almost killed,

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for no reason.

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For no reason whatsoever. So the person who's decided that they're going to kill anyone has made the life of everyone forbidden or lawful.

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And he also says the gravity of killing an innocent person, as as weighty as murdering all of humanity said if you knew someone

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who was going to wipe out humanity, so it's like a James Bond movie. And this person is making this terrible weapon in this underground I don't know the things are always underground.

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sees in the underground, what a laboratory working on this Doomsday. Whatever bomb, and James Bond has the stop and he said have you knew someone who was going to wipe out all of humanity, you will do everything in your power to stop that person. And you will do everything in your power to save humanity. He said your effort to save that one person should be no less. And this is a meaning as it says if they've killed all of humanity, the life of that one innocent person is as valuable as all the lives of collective humanity. This is what Islam teaches us brothers and sisters. So this non violent action, who davia opened the door for the non violent conquest of Mecca. And this is a

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lesson for us. It's assigned for us that our religion is not seeking violence, to have the greatest victory factor Medina

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to have the greatest victories force them that cemented its foothold in the world. There were nonviolent actions.

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And then what did they bring about the offer lack of leonte federal lack of law who met at the moment then became one meta aka

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were you Terminator little lake alayka

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de casa Rocca mustafina. It led to the forgiving of sins. In other words, this

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struggle. The struggle of this conquest was a source of atonement. It was a source of blessings.

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And it was a source of continuing on the path of Islam.

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Because the Prophet is already on the path Salah Laila was send them when we say Dino Surat on the team, and the Fatiha as was beautifully recited by our our reciter to open this session, we're not asking a lot of put us on the path we're making. We're already Muslims. When we make that prayer, we're asking the Lord to bless us to continue moving on the path to make progress on the path to smooth the path for us to make the path clear for us as we go forward.

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And so to continue on the path the lesson in this for us is that

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the the struggle

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to impact our world in a positive way is a source of of autonomy Atonement of forgiveness is a source of blessing. Many people feel they're stuck in a rut.

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There are a lot of converts in here how many converts are in here?

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Mashallah

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hamdulillah I'm a convert

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I don't want to get into the Convert revert vert debate

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but

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we converted to Islam.

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And this was a source of of, of dignity for us. It was a source of inspiration. But you'll hear convert say, you know, our person who was born Muslim you know, I just don't feel it anymore. You heard that when I first converted I could conquer the world. I was like super Muslim.

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The new convert enthusiasm super Muslim able to leap tall minarets in a single bone.

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Faster than someone coming home 10 minutes before if Tara

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yes friend super Muslim.

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And then super Muslim becomes burned out wisdom.

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I just don't feel it.

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What are you doing to help this Dean?

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What is the extent of your struggles to help this religion?

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So that struggle of the Prophet still alive who was sending them

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open the door for the forgiveness, enough additional lack of fat ham Rubina, the Oxford Allah Allahu la who metacoda amendment then became one ma Takara. It opened the door for the forgiveness of those mistakes in judgment. Will you Tim minear matovu Annika and it opened the door for his being blessed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We had dr Cassie Arata mustafina. It opened the door for his continued progress and elevation to higher and higher degrees of perfection. So brothers and sisters, we have to struggle and our struggle here is a decidedly

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it's an uncontested and indisputable nonviolent struggle.

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As not as a Muslim minority is very important for us. We cannot look at our situation through the eyes of a medieval law book. So when will step many know we are citizens of a pluralistic society with full rights.

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We don't have partial rights.

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We have full rights. We're in a unique situation that those fuqaha who wrote those manuals

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could never envision.

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They can never envision a situation where Muslims would be a minority population with the full rights of the predominantly Christian majority

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were citizens in a constitutional order that affords us full and equal rights with the other citizens.

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So we have a vested interest in protecting that order and preserving that order.

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In order that we can continue to exercise, religious freedoms, the controversy, I know, you know, this one

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in Indiana over the last week, what was it all about? At his roots, huh?

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religious freedom, religious freedom,

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laws enacted and then it was interpreted in a way that this

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practice affording religious freedom would become a gateway that will lead to discrimination. My religion doesn't acknowledge the moral foundation of homosexuality. Therefore, I have a right not to serve a homosexual in my store. But I root is religious freedom.

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And so as Muslims, we have a constitutionally protected right to practice our religion. And it's our responsibility to use that right.

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So that we can bring, as was stated yesterday, the virtues and principles of our religion,

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to our society,

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the brotherhood and sisterhood at a time of rising racism and discrimination.

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We have a religion. And as Colin mentioned, we should be proud of that brings people together, just as we're brought here together, this gathering this morning, there probably 30 or 40 different ethnicities. There are black folks and folks that will be described as white folks and brown folks, there are Asians and Africans, Europeans, Orientals are brought together in peace and brotherhood and sisterhood. By Islam, we're not for Islam, we wouldn't be here.

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At a time of moral decay and moral disintegration. We are principles of morality.

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And Shannon mentioned five of them yesterday that we should bring to the people preservation of religion, that religion is something virtuous. I heard yesterday driving to the airport, perhaps some of you heard it on NPR, an interview with a British writer.

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And she's an atheist, and she said, I am the people of faith.

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I am the people of faith.

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Because faith provides gifts that can be given from no other source

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to preserve faith, and therefore the preserve the foundation of a shared morality.

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Islam provides us with a shared morality, religion in general, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, we have a shared morality. We all see murder as bad.

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Yes, Muslims, we see murder as bad. And that's why if you read Dr. Stanley fish, he's recently written a book

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looking at the nature of Muslims anomalous or something of that title, are we some sort of strange people, and he found Muslim societies

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there is less murder than all other societies.

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Well, for one thing, if you murder someone, you're going to hell.

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So that would tend to check a believer for murdering someone.

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And these fatawa that give people a license to murder. In most instances, they're totally baseless.

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But, and he mentioned preservation of life. And as he said, All life.

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There is a study go online body count.

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It looks at the violence of civilizations, out of seven world civilizations that were examine Islam in terms of their violence. Islam was number six second to last and in reality, it should have been last because the only civilization deemed to be less violent than Islam was Hinduism. But Hinduism is in a narrow geographical space. Islam is a global religion.

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That's endured for 1400 years.

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And the the violence of the East African slave trade was what tipped the balance and Muslims weren't the only people involved in the East African slave trade. And the same is true for the West African, the sixth.

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out of seven least violence civilization. Because why our religion was established to preserve life and to preserve the intellect. That's why we don't drink and we don't use drugs, because they are assault the intellect to preserve the family. That's why we don't endorse fornication and adultery and premarital sex, the things that are destroying our society and to preserve wealth and private property. Before john Locke,

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life, liberty and the pursuit of property, he wasn't as euphemistic as Thomas Jefferson use happiness as a euphemism for property. No, he was explicit life, liberty and the pursuit of property,

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preserving private property, then there's another level. So these are the mocassin book collided for clear the prison that we assess legal rulings. And my time's up, I will only mention one

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and it's directly associated with the topic, the non violent nature of Islam.

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The first one a daughter who use al harm is to be removed.

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This is the first paradigmatic framework through which we view the rulings of our law $1 use and harm is to be removed and is all of these

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le Aquino a Zulu Bishkek

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and morbi maka city and added to Mahatma,

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etc. All of these are rooted in proofs from the Quran and Sunnah. And the the proof that Dada user, La da da, da da da da, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam La da da, da da da, there is no harm initiating harm, and there's no reciprocating harm.

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And so there is no foundation for introducing harm. $1 use and, and so at the foundation of our religion, there's a principle you've heard before,

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do no harm.

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Muslim do no harm. No

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harm is to be removed,

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at Dollar use. And so as we go forth, brothers and sisters, as we go forth from here, go forth with your mind and your heart convinced that I'm going to do everything in my power to remove harm.

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I'm going to do everything in my power to remove harm, and to protect people from harm, and not to reciprocate the harm and to be an a fitting representative of my Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the prophet of mercy,

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the prophet of mercy, because Mercy is one of the great values of our religion. And Mercy is the foundation of peace. And we should be advocates of peace. We've seen the consequences of war.

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We see them every day.

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We've seen the consequences of war.

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And not jihad. There's a big difference between war and jihad. We've seen war under the label of jihad. But it's just war

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is hard. It's hard.

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When how Jew euroschool Allah, Allah cattle, cattle court is harsh. On messenger of Allah murder, murder.

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We've seen the consequences of wanton murder. And we've seen that label placed on the Muslims. Let's do everything in our power as a community to place another label on our community. The peacemakers Yes, our name Muslim,

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the peacemakers.

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Everything on our power will conclude with this Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We know the first Hadith the student gets, who will become the scholar and Hadith from Mossad Salou below Walia. The Hadith traditionally given as the first idea to the student arrives to your hammer home or a man or hammelmann, fill out your honkanen system at the mercy of our people are those

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The All Merciful will have mercy on right Miranda Raheem moon, your hammer, man, your hammer, be merciful to those on earth and Almighty God will be merciful to you.

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Allahu Akbar. That's the first. First Heidi to remind the student. This whole endeavor is about mercy. When you give fatawa in the future, those fatawa should be predicated on mercy. When you teach people you're teaching should be a source of mercy, not a source of them. Some people don't go to a holocaust like torture, they feel that big was talking about me, let me hide.

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He's beating me down with his knowledge. No, it's about mercy. Elevate people, inspire people, motivate people, be merciful to people. This is the first time and moosend said we've been on Walia.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who uttered those words as recorded by men to the media and others. He instructed us

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and instructed his company companions and by extension, all of us learn tend to hold Janita hotter Tara, you will not enter Paradise until you're merciful to each other.

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corlew coluna Rahim Anya Rasulullah, YOLO Sula, LA, they said, all of us are merciful messenger of Allah. Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no who lays a honeycomb Sahiba are in new laser.

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Rama, Rama,

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Rama to I had to come cassata This isn't the mercy one of you shows to those closest to him.

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This isn't the mercy of the husband to the wife or the wife to the husband. Some are challenges being merciful in that regard. This is the mercy of the parent to the child the child to the parent, the neighbor to the neighbor. In the who lays morality I had to come a deacon Sahiba ohata when I can have Ramadan se Ramadan Allah, this is the mercy you show to all of humanity to all of the people this is the mercy you show to the general public. This is the mercy you show to people you don't know.

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This is the mercy of Islam. And we are the ambassadors of Islam. And a lot of time has given us an opportunity at a time when people are emphasizing and magnifying violence in the name of Islam we have a tremendous opportunity to present the mercy of Islam that people may Allah Allah blesses to do just that molossia panel with Allah bless us to be inspired by the true prophetic example May Allah tala blesses to be inspired by the principles of our religion maillet Allah blesses to be merciful maillet Allah blesses the do no harm and to teach no harm and to be a source of benefit to all we come into contact with a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.