15 Point Action Plan for the Muslim Ummah when Someone Insults Prophet Muhammad

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The second message

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that I want to deliver before we throw the floor open for the open question session is

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that 15 point action plan for the Muslim Ummah, when someone insults Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him or indulges in Islamic wrestling.

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I will not be repeating what I spoke last week, last Saturday in the last session

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about what was done in France, including

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the act of President Emmanuel Macron. of France. I will not be repeating that and had given

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a short message of 24 minutes last Saturday in that message.

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I did say

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that what President Emmanuel Macron said that Islam is in crisis all over the world. He got it wrong. It is actually Islam has the solution for the crisis all over the world. And

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I requested that

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if you hear my talk, Islam, the solution for the problems of humanity, it will clarify all questions, and even my talk on is terrorism a Muslim monopoly? It will reply to the allegations of President Macron that Islam is a radical religion, and Islam is the religion of terrorism, if we give the details, I also mentioned in the last session

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that regarding what Muslims should do, they should listen to my answer, which I gave in 2006 regarding the Danish cartoons, the Jalan pastan newspaper in Denmark, which had given caricatures to old cartoons of a beloved Prophet Musa al Salaam. But because I got so many requests

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from the viewers, that I should repeat the reply and but natural since that reply was in 2006,

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that's about nine years ago. Today, I thought of giving a short message on the 15 point action plan for the Muslim Ummah, when someone insults Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him or indulges in Islamic lesson, if someone

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speaks against Allah subhanaw taala, against Iran against Islam. So this answer is a brief regarding the 15 actions that the Muslim should take. It's not only focused or localized to what's happening in France, it includes that, but this is a general answer on 15 actions that the Muslim should take this answer of mine will just be touching on the highlights of the 50 points, I will not be going into the details, because there is a question answer session. Each action or each point in detail can be spoken for an hour or more. It requires a lecture. So this I'll be just touching the salient features of the 15 actions that Muslims should take. And it will be specifically on this topic. I

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will not be discussing about the general phrase that all Muslims should do, that we Muslims should be good examples to the non Muslims, that we should be honest, we should be kind, we should be merciful. We should be humble, we should be helping all this is spoken by me in detail in other various lectures of mine. So today, I'll be hitting the nail on the head, only speaking specifically, of the 15 actions that the Muslim Ummah should take when someone insults the Prophet, or someone indulges in Islamic lesson. The first

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action whenever someone reads an article against the prophet or sees a sketch, or a cartoon, insulting a beloved paternal solo Salaam, we should follow the Hadith of the Prophet Musa al Salaam, our beloved Prophet homosassa said, as mentioned, it's a Muslim.

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Why, number one, habit number 177, that the Beloved Prophet masala son said that, if you see any evil action, you should change it with your hand. That means you take an action against it.

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If you cannot,

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then do it with your tongue. That is by speaking, if you cannot,

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then do it with your heart. That means hate that act and agree it is wrong, then you will be the lowest level of moment, the lowest level of a believer.

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So the least a Muslim can do whenever he hears

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Any derogatory remarks against a prophet, or any caricature or any cartoon against the prophet and insult against the Prophet, any blasphemy against Islam, the least he can do is condemn it immediately in his heart

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and agree that what is done is wrong. This is the least anyone can do today.

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After the society has advanced, we find many Muslims have got so much westernized and have started agreeing with the freedom of expression that many times when someone insults the Prophet, you don't even bat an eyelid. As nothing has happened. Oh, there's a freedom of speech. today's world is you know, it's a global village, and freedom of speech. If someone was to insult the Prophet, no problem, a moment, a true moment. Whenever he has any insults, the least he can do is condemn that act in his heart. So number one that any Muslim should do whenever he comes across any blasphemy against Islam, any insult against the Prophet is condemned that and agreed is wrong, then only can

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you go ahead with the other steps. If you don't condemn it, if you don't hate that thing in your heart, if you don't agree it is wrong, then how will you be able to reply or to take the other steps. So number one, is you have to condemn that act in your heart.

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Number two,

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he should take some action minimum, the minimum today that the Muslim can do besides condemning that is that tells convey to the others that this act is wrong. And today, the world is a Global Village.

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And today, the social media has become so popular and so common that for us to condemn such acts, we can easily do it on the social media. This was in there 10 years back. But now, today, internet is used by about 60% of the world population. Out of the 7.8 2 billion people that we have today.

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60% use internet 4.5 6 billion people. And from this 4.1 4 billion of the people in the world, they use social media, that is 53% of the world population uses social media. So what a Muslim can do. And most of the Muslims will be having social media accounts. Whether it be Facebook, whether it be YouTube, whether it be Twitter,

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we have to condemn this act on the social media.

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If you cannot write any articles yourself, or you're not good with words, the least you can do is go to the other Facebook pages, or the other social media sites and scan what the other Muslim died have said, what the Muslim leader that said, what other Muslim scholars have said, the least you can do is copy and post it onto your social media account.

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Today, Facebook is the largest and the most used social media. Today as on October 2020. There are 2.70 1 billion users, monthly active users and EU in the world 2.70 1 billion active monthly users.

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That's about 35% of the world population. They are on the Facebook. Even if you agree that the Muslim use social media less, at least 25% of the Muslim will be on the Facebook.

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And today the Muslim population is approximately 2 billion.

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I'm shocked

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that in the last one week, when I heard some of the heads of states of Muslim countries, they are saying that Muslims are 1.6 billion in the world today. Some said 1.5 billion from where do they get the statistics. This may be 1015 years back. According to the P w report which is authentic report in 2015. Five years ago, they said that Muslims were 1.8 billion 24.1% of the world population were Muslims and statistics tell us that

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The Muslims increase 2.2% annually every year, some statistics say they increased by 1.5%. If you calculate, and you multiply 1.8 billion by 2.2 by 2.2, by 2.25 times, you get a figure of more than 2 billion,

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if you agree, then create only 1.5% every year yet to get a figure of 1.9 5 billion. So today, Muslims are approximately 2 billion in the world. So how can a head of state of a Muslim country which is

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one of the largest in the world, say that Muslim lonely 1.6 billion

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so even if we agree that 25% of the Muslims use Facebook, that means half a billion Muslims will be having Facebook. And imagine if we convey this message, and we condemn this act, it may be anything, whether it may be the Danish cartoon, whether it be the Charlie Hebdo whether it be Macron, what insulted the Prophet, or whether it be Sandman right, the whenever such incidents take place. The least you can do today is on the social media can wait. And

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hamdulillah

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I did a campaign for about five days on the Facebook. And it's going to end today inshallah from last Tuesday, to the Saturday for five days. And I have 16 posts that are designed.

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And every day, in the three, four or five posts

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were posted

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on my Facebook and lilla. In the span of the five days, it's yet continuing. About 35 million people saw this post, Mashallah. And in the next one week, it may reach about 45 to 50 million, so everyone

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can put on his Facebook. We know today, the more number of people that you have. The Facebook doesn't let your post reach everyone, they let only a small percentage reach amongst the followers. Only a small percentage receive unless you pay a lot of money. And as a policy. I do not give a single dollar I don't do any paid ads, or any paid post mine is 100% fully organic. My followers are humble on the Facebook are 22 point 6 million. What are normal post about find 1000 800,000 sometimes a million but in this Mashallah the average was much higher. You can even post it on Twitter. You can post your condemn nation on the YouTube

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the talk that I gave the answer that I gave last week

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it was 24 minutes. And when I put on my YouTube in three days, Mashallah more than half a million people cite.

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So this way a Muslim can Mashallah reach across the world. Imagine if all the Muslims put on their social media account? Surely, we will to convey this message to have the world

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everyone at least has some following. And many people have this philosophy that oh, you know, there are hardly about 1000 people on my Facebook only find people on the Facebook, Allah will give you service

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on your action.

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Suppose a person can reach a million people.

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And he only reaches half a million people and a person who has given capacity to destroy 1000 people and he reaches all 1000 people, he will get most of up then the person who has reached half a million people because Allah gave him a capacity of 1 million.

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So depending upon whatever ability you have got my request to the Muslim Ummah is that see to it, that you condemn this act on all the social media accounts that you have, whether it be Facebook, whether it be YouTube, whether it be Twitter, whether it be WhatsApp, and today we know hamdulillah after Facebook, the number two most popular social media account, it is the YouTube YouTube has got 2 billion followers

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as of October 2020. The third is WhatsApp, which has got 2 billion monthly active users. The fourth, a Facebook Messenger, which has got 1.3 billion monthly active users, the fifth into the WeChat 1.20 6 billion monthly active users. The sixth is the Instagram 1.15 3 billion active users monthly.

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So if you

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Make use of the more active or the more popular of the social media, there are higher chances that you will reach a larger audience. At least if we take care of the top 15 or the top 20 most

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active social media, you will be able to reach a large audience.

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Snapchat has got 441 million users. Pinterest has got 413 monthly active users. Twitter has got 336 million monthly active users. So what we should do, we should propagate as much as possible on the social media, with whatever ability you have, if you cannot do it yourself, copy the post of other Islamic scholars, other Islamic dive other Islamic leaders and promote this as much as you can.

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In my YouTube channel,

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I give a reply for about 24 minutes to

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the attack president Emmanuel Macron made against Islam, and that video of 24 minutes in a span of less than three days, it had more than 500,000 views Alhamdulillah so you can use the Facebook you can use the YouTube you can use Instagram, and this is how you promote and what you can do, you can go on the internet and select some books of pamphlets on the life of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. For example, a short booklet written by a Hindu life of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him by prophet Rama Krishna Rao. You can pick up statements from the book of lamartine on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. In the book heroes a hero worship Thomas Carlyle writes about the Prophet, you

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pick up that paragraph and send it to a non Muslim friend. What Michael chart wrote about the prophet in the book, The 100 most influential people, these short things you can pick up from the net and send it to a non Muslim friends. You can even send the feeder of the Prophet masala solemn one of the best feeder is the field nectar, which is written by Shaykh Sophia Rahman, Mubarak puri darussalam, you can pick it up and most of the things are free, send it to a non Muslim friend, send it to your Muslim friend, put it onto your social media account and distribute it. It's very easy. And social media, believe me is absolutely free. You don't have to spend a single penny on it. And

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no one can say that you cannot spend it on the social media. It's very easy.

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When number three is that you can distribute booklets or pamphlets on the life of Prophet masala

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non Muslim what they say about prophet masala Salaam, on the seat of the Prophet, you can buy the translation of the Glorious Quran

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and distributed besides sending the PDF file on the internet on the social media, you can even give a physical copy it has a different impact pamphlets, booklets, translation of the Quran, Islamic books talking about replying to the misconception

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about Islam.

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Number four is

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that you should make a list of the most important people you know

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and

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convey this message to them personally.

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Everyone has some important people that they know.

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Some people who are celebrated may be knowing ministers may be knowing other people. Even a normal man living in an apartment, at least he knows the chairman of a society. So what you should do, you should make a list of the top important people that you know, who are opinion makers and convey to them this message personally one to one that has a great impact. And when this issue

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of the French President Macron

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came up,

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I use whatever I could on my social media, then my wife told me that why don't you convey a message personally to the politician that you know, and I was quite reluctant saying that? No, most of the politicians will not really take action on it. But my wife said you should do your duty, leave the restaurant. So I went on my mobile in my contacts and just type ministers and Mashallah

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there were plenty there were a few 130 from one Muslim country 25 from the other Muslim country 20 from this country from a prime minister's some home ministers or Muslim ministers and I gave a personalized message depending upon the person

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And I spent a couple of hours on it. And hamdulillah The result was phenomenal.

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I never expected such a good result that many of them replied back. Some took action in the next few hours, some took action after a day, some took action after two days, and they send me the response, I hamdulillah submitted directly to the embassy, some wrote letters on the Facebook, on the Twitter, and now it had a great impact. So if every Muslim nodes down the important people who they know,

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it's most important that day know, he may be a local MLA, he may be a member of parliament, he may be a minister, or he may be just a chairman of our society, the top people that you know, if you give a personalized message, it has an impact, because sometimes you require the Muslims to be awakened.

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And I've never done this earlier. Yes, I did contact a few ministers many a time, but not at such a large level and hamdulillah it had a great impact.

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And many of them replied to me back personally. So, the fourth point, that should be done, if every Muslim, wherever he feels are the most important people he knows there may be 10, there may be 20, then 50 there will be 100 you give them a personalized message, whether a phone call, whether a personal SMS, whether a personal message on the WhatsApp, talking about this issue, about destiny, and what action should be taken. And believe me hamdulillah they will be a great impact.

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fifth point, if that you can put

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billboards, higher big billboards, in important cities. And at the main crossroad, you can have for a month and put statements of a beloved Prophet, the Hadith of the Prophet what non Muslim said about the Prophet, statements of important non Muslim personalities, how they praise the Prophet, you can mention verses of the Quran, how Allah praises the Prophet. For example, you can mention the verse of the Quran of surah Kalam, chapter number 68 was number four, we Allah says, verily thou art standard, on the highest standard of character, talking about profit. You can mention the verse of the Quran, from Surah chapter 33, verse number 21, which says, verily in the Prophet, you will find

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the best example to follow.

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So by mentioning when the billboards condemning the act against the Prophet, mentioning the good points of the Prophet, let the world know, hundreds and 1000s of people passing on the street, rewatch it, you can even be able to read it. You can even put on the buses,

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posters or banners, on the buses. You can even have street plays, where you can enact plays, defending your profit, and speaking against the inserts again to the profit

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you can have in schools, programs and train our children, how to have programs in favor of the profit, they can have machines.

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The fixed action that can be taken, if

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that Muslims

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should take out a protest a peaceful protest against the blasphemy or against the act that has been done. But we should make it a point that the protests should be peaceful. We should not use any violence, we should not damage any property.

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We should not do vandalization it should be a peaceful protest and larger the numbers the better it is. And we know that there were large numbers of protests taking place in the past in various acts of blasphemy done in the past whether it be salamanders D whether it be Danish cartoon, and now also just a few days back, Mashallah people did take on large processions in countries like Bangladesh, there are more than 40,000 people largest the procession, the better it is, it should be peaceful procession and there should be a letter drafted

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depending upon what the act that is done wrong. In this case, it can be to the French Embassy or the French consulate in that city. A letter should be given to the Consul General or to the ambassador that we disagree. What the President of France has said against Islam against our beloved Prophet Musa al Salaam

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There should be a letter of condemnation,

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these procession that are there, it has an impact, the larger the procession, the better it is. And whenever such processions are called for we Muslims should take part, but see to it that it is a peaceful protest. Because the larger the audience that you have the public that gathers, the larger will the media portrayed, it will have a better impact

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on the people.

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The seventh action

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that a Muslim can take is that

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if that act is such that it is promoted by a particular country like the act, what happened in the beginning of this month was by France by President Macron then

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the Muslims can call for a boycott of the products of that country.

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And in this case, we could see Mashallah, that many Muslim countries

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Mashallah they call for the boycott of the French products of French goods and services,

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and a family law inshallah, it will have a great impact on France.

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And

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in this campaign that I did on my Facebook, I made five posts

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last Wednesday, but three years ago,

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mentioning that we should boycott the products of France, and the services.

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And since I could see that most of the posters that spoke about boycotting the goods, the products weren't mentioned in detail, and the brands weren't seen clearly. So, I decided

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to select the 100 most famous brands

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of France, starting from Louie Vuitton channel, Hermes, and so on, so forth, total. And the first post, I gave the top 10 brands of France,

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the second post, the top level 225 brands of France, the third posts, the top 26 to 50.

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Brands from France, and the fourth post, the top 51 to 75 brands of France, and the fifth posts, top 76 to 100. So I divided it so that the brands could be seen clearly. And hamdulillah. The response was phenomenal.

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In the first four posts that are given the same day, the least it reached in a span of three days was four and a half million people Mashallah. And the highest post was Mashallah more than 7 million. Normally, on my Facebook as I told you, though, there are 22 point 6 million followers. Normally, when I give a post, it reaches about 500,000 people 800,000 people, if it's more popular, 1 million, sometimes 2 million. But Mashallah, this time, though all the posts have a similar one post reached more than 7 million in a span of less than three days.

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I checked today, before it reached three days Mashallah 7 million people read that message. And the lowest among the four post was four and a half million people. So all the four posts put together 22 million people Mashallah read the post. Imagine 22 million people, that means average each post was viewed by five and a half million people.

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As I said, that when the campaign is done, we should see to it, that we don't leave all our activities, I decided to do this campaign on my Facebook for five days only, because I'm involved in other activities, we should not stop all other activities. And all of us are concentrating on this for months together. Yes, we have to take out some time, maybe five days, six days one week, and then continued activities and they should be others route carry forward, which I will discuss later in my 14 point.

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So banning the products has a great impact. And when this was done in 2006, in relation to the Danish cartoons, again, the profit when there were 12 cartoons that were printed in the Danish newspaper

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lilla according to estimate, they went in a loss of somewhere close to $2 billion

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and it had a great impact. This is the seventh point.

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The eight point is

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That every Muslim should contribute for this cause whatever he can, if he's a rich man, he can give a big amount, even if it's poor, he should not say that what will my few dollars do, because if Allah has given someone a capacity to donate $10 million, and he donates only $1 million, and Allah has given someone a capacity to donate $10 and he donates $20, this poor man who donate $20 will get multiple time most of them the rich man while donating a million dollar. So Allah will see on what capacity has given you based on that. So percentage is more important than the amount. If Allah has given you a capacity to spread the message to a million people, and you spread it only to half a

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million people, Allah has given you a capacity to spread 200 people and you spread to 200 people, your service will be much more than the other person. So whatever you can contribute for the full cause whether to have protests, or whether to have programs or to put on the Billboard, give it to organize it involved in this or donate for the cause whatever you can, at least there is a sense of belonging that you are giving your hard earned money for this cause to the best of your ability.

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I am putting the points in the order that a common man can do and then going to those points, which is difficult for everyone to do. So as far as the first eight points are concerned, almost all the Muslims can get involved.

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Number one condemning and agree the act is wrong. Number two, using the social media to spread it as much as they can.

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Number three, you can distribute booklets, or pamphlets on the life of proper muscle cell. Number four,

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pointing out this issue to the important people who they think are public opinion makers. Number five, you can put

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billboards, hire big billboards in important cities, and put statements of a beloved Prophet, the Hadith of the Prophet, what non Muslim said about the Prophet, statements of important non Muslim personalities, how they praise the Prophet.

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Number six, is taking out a peaceful protest procession. Number seven is banning the product of that country, if it involves the eight point is

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that every Muslim should contribute for this cause whatever he can, depending upon the blasphemy and who has done it, these 15 point 50 points.

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Point number nine, or action number nine is that we should see to it that we use the mainstream media

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to convey our condemnation for this act of besame.

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Whether it be in the newspapers, whether it be in the magazine, whether it be on the satellite channel, everyone cannot involve giving articles in the magazine or the newspaper or the satellite. So whoever Allah has given the skill of writing, that should use their skill, to write letters or write articles in the newspapers, in the magazines.

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Or maybe give an interview on the channel in the news channel, or give a talk, we should use the mainstream media as much as possible. And those Muslims who own the mainstream media should see to it that we can read this message of protest on the mainstream media, whether it be newspapers, whether it be magazines, whether it be radio broadcast stations, whether it be satellite channels, we convey this message as much as we can, so that this message goes throughout the world.

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Action number 10 is that we should try and file a legal case against this person. If someone insulted the Prophet, or someone has done some blasphemous act against Islam, we should have a team or a battery of lawyers.

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A team of lawyers who will know that how this can be filed in the court of law.

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Depending upon the action that is taking place, depending upon the insight that has been hurled on our beloved Prophet, we should see to it that we file a case in the appropriate court of law.

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And we know that during Danish cartoons, there were Muslim lawyers who filed a case in January 2006. This infinity took place on the 30th of September 2005. And initially, when the ambassador of the Muslim countries when to the Danish authorities, government, they didn't give much importance

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Then the Muslim filed a case in the court of law. But unfortunately, they said it is permitted

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in the freedom of expression to make such cartoon which is absurd. How can blasphemy be permitted in the name of freedom of expression? And the same thing was said by President Macron. He said that blasphemy is permitted in the freedom of expression. Can you believe that to me, if he said that he is the biggest hypocrite,

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just a few days before

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when President Erdogan said that President Macron required the mental checkup, because he gave derogatory remarks against the Prophet against Islam. So president of Turkey, President Erdogan mentioned that President Macron requires a mental checkup. Immediately, he called the envoy to Turkey back, he called the French ambassador of Turkey back to the country. Just by saying that Macron requires a mental checkup, he's calling you the messenger back.

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And you're using the prophet and that allows you freedom of expression. So isn't a double standard.

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What we should do is we should file a legal case, have good lawyers, who are well versed with the law, it may be in the international court of law, or it can be in the court

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of that country, based on the act.

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Number 11.

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If that, if such an act like what has happened recently, takes place the Muslim countries should call

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the ambassador of that country which has done this act and conveyed the message of condemnation, or give them a warning and a hamdulillah. This has been done very well, in many of the Muslim countries, not all.

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Many Islamic should be few

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Alhamdulillah when President Macron give the statement against Islam.

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There were some Muslim countries who called the ambassador. We know that it happened in Turkey, it happened in Malaysia, Mashallah. It happened also in Pakistan. But it didn't happen in all the Muslim countries.

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All the Muslim countries should at least call the ambassador of that country which had done this act, and convey our condemnation of this act that we disagree with this does to me, we disagree that a prophet has been insulted.

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Imagine if the head of that country was insulted by any other foreign country,

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with the foreign minister keep quiet? And the answer is no. Imagine if some caricature of the prime minister or the president or the king of that country is made in a foreign country and put upon buildings immediately, the same day

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they will be punished.

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So imagine when the head of state, if someone pokes fun at him, you want to make a protest?

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Why don't we do it? When someone makes fun of the Prophet neillsville.

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If you don't protest when someone makes fun, of head of state, it is accepted. Yet you are a Muslim, but how can you agree that a prophet is being insulted and you're keeping quiet?

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Our beloved prophet masala Salaam said it is mentioned in say Buhari, why, number one, number 15.

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The Prophet said that person is not a believer until he loves me more than his father, and more than his children, and more than hold humankind. The Prophet said, a person is not a believer, a person is not a Muslim, unless he loves the Prophet, more than the father, more than his children more than all of humankind. Our beloved Prophet said it's mentioned in say Bukhari point number one, Hadith number 16. That the three qualities of a person has, he will taste the sweetness of faith. Number one, if love Allah and His Messenger, more than anything else in the world. Number two, if a person loves the person for the sake of Allah, and he loves him for the sake of Allah, number three, is

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that he wouldn't like to go in disbelief. Like you wouldn't like to go into the hellfire. If anyone has these three criteria, he has tasted the sweetness of faith. That means it is compulsory for every Muslim every moment to love Allah and His Messenger more than

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Anything else in this world? So how can we not take objection when someone insults a prophet, when someone does any Islamic blasphemy,

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depending upon the seriousness, all these points are mentioning is that sometimes someone writes a small article, then maybe the first three points are sufficient, you may not have to go to the fourth point or the fifth point, depending upon the blasphemy, depending upon the seriousness of an act, you may have to do only first two points, sometimes three points, sometimes five, sometimes eight, sometimes more. The 12th action that can be taken is that we can stop trade, the Muslim country can stop trade with that country, which has done this blasphemy

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depending upon if the head of state or if that country promotes this blasphemy, or condones this blasphemy, then such action should be taken if the individual in the country doing some blasphemy. And if the country doesn't condone it, then you need not go to the levels but

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like what happened in France,

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the President of France, he's condoning it. And he goes out of the way to put the caricatures on tall government buildings

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printed in the mainstream media, these blasphemous acts in the name of freedom of expression, that wealth, action that can be taken is that we can stop trade with that country. And we know that a hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has given the Muslim countries some important products. And number one,

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it is the oil it is a petrol. We know that most of the petrol most of the oil in the world, a hamdulillah comes from the Muslim countries.

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If these countries make a pack, or group, the countries that supply petrol all over the world, whether it be Saudi Arabia, whether it be Abu Dhabi, Kuwait,

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whether it be Malaysia, Nigeria, these countries, which have a large export of petrol, and if they combine and block and see to it, that those countries which are indulging in insulting the Prophet, or involving in Islamic blasphemy, if they put a trade sanction on them Alhamdulillah we see that America, if they want to bully anyone, they can put trade sanctions, my country Muslims, and we Muslims are a big economy. As I said, that Today, more than 25% of the world population are Muslims. Imagine the amount of products that we use, the amount of products that we produce both. So if we have a trade sanction.

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On a higher level, if the blasphemy is very high of the donor isn't that wild action that can be taken is a trade sanction. We know in fetch time, there may be certain loss. If there's a trade sanction, then there may be certain countries which are using a product

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if we Muslim see to it, that all the Muslim countries support each other. Like as I mentioned, when it came to petrol, these countries hold the major portion of the world's pattern, whether it be Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, when it comes to natural gas, number one is Qatar, when it comes to palm oil, majority is Indonesia and Malaysia

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45% of the world export of palm oil from Indonesia and 36%. So Malaysia, both put together in these two countries 81% of the export of the palm oil. Imagine if they work together, these two Muslim countries, and if any country

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tries to twist the arm, they get together in free will get an impact.

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Finally, certain countries don't purchase from you who may go in last little bit. But imagine the impact that will have and if you cannot do this for land is resold, then how can you call yourself Muslims

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and the 13th actions that can be taken if

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complete boycott and breaking of relationship with that country. And that example is Israel. What Israel did to the Muslims in Palestine? There were many Muslim countries Mashallah even till today, they have boycotted religion.

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shepherdess right.

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Many of the Arab countries unfortunately, unfortunately, in the last few months, there are some Arab countries who have again started the relationship.

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If the Muslims are together,

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as Allah says in the Glorious Quran, in Surah majda, chapter number five was number two that helped each other in better and taqwa

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in righteousness. And in good work, we Muslims should help each other in righteousness. And in goodwill. In piety, if we are together and block

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we can be a formidable force. Depending upon the act, we know that what Israel has done against the Muslims is one of the maximum any country has done against that is the reason we have gone to the level number 13. We have broken all foreign relationship, many countries Mashallah. And it has had a great impact. So we should see to it that we support our Muslim brothers in different parts of the world,

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the 14th if that, whenever such issues take place

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in the oma, we find many people who take active part of hamdulillah. But we have to realize that this is a specialized work, Muslims should collaborate. But we should not spend our complete time only during this and leaving the other activity. For example, if I'm in the organization, now, what I do for the next six months, I stopped my activity and only concentrate on this, then it will be great loss for them. So what do we require, we require specialized to Muslims organization for

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organizing these things, or other would like to say, organizations for firefighting.

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And these organizations should be specialized in taking care of such issues, like someone insults the Prophet, or someone that Islamic blasphemy, these organizations should mainly cater to this, they should right from the starting use of social media should be able to see to it that our programs go on air, on the satellite on the newspapers and articles, whether they have a protest, whether they organize boycotts of the products of that country, for these organizations who are specialized in dealing with anyone who has insulted the prophet or anyone. indulging in Islamic blasphemy is very important. Like when we have a conference, we have the peace conference, which is

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one of the largest Islamic English conference in the world. We have more than a million people coming over a span of 10 days. In this we have approximately more than 4000 volunteers and we have about 30 to 40 different groups.

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We have different 30 to 40 different committees, whether it be hospitality committee, whether it be Transportation Committee, whether it be Food Committee, whether it be toilet committee many committees and one we have which is called as firefighting

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this firefighting has a separate head altogether, but when required, it has the heads of the other committees also joining.

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So similarly, we should have specialized organizations who are specialized in dealing with how to handle such situations. And these organizations should have maybe a few cyber troopers, depending upon the organization should have few lawyers. These cyber troopers should know what is trending

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in the social media, how do we utilize it and how do they convey the message they should have few lawyers, not these lawyers may not be high end lawyers, they may have medium level lawyers, like anyone who insults the prophet or anyone who attacks any other day they should be legal action taken. So, such organizations should be there in most of the Muslim cities, most of the cities which have majority Muslim they should be there or should be in the cities where Muslim land minority but then large numbers. So these organization the main aim is to handle this throughout the year. So when such issues as president Macron takes place, all the Muslim woman joint some Madrid for five

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days some agent for six days, some region for a week for two weeks, but you can't expect the Muslim oma to leave all the activities and full year we after this issue. That will be a loss. Imagine someone who's doing Dawa someone who's doing some teaching somewhere doing Islamic teaching. If you stop all this activity for one year

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Every other thumb issues. So at this time, all should get together for a few days or for a week. But there are organizations who should handle the situation.

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And they should be enabled to see to it that they take the impact to the highest levels.

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And in this organization, they should have contacts as volunteers, top lawyers, top politicians, top Muslim leaders, they will come when required, but they should have full time, few cyber troopers, full time, few lawyers, and they should coordinate and see to it that the end result is achieved.

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And the 15th point is that on a higher level,

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all the Muslim countries should unite.

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And they should have a block. I know that there are certain organizations which are there, but I believe they have become inactive.

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This collaboration of the Muslim countries together, there are today 56 to 57 countries in the world, which have majority Muslims, we should all join together. So that if any action is taken, if we take unitedly will have a bigger impact. And I believe that this should be away from the normal politics. What has happened now that there are certain organizations, but they're more involved in whether will it benefit my country or not? If I take objection, will it benefit the leader of the country, they are more bother about the personal benefit of the country than the benefit of Islam.

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That is the reason unless a person loves the Prophet more than he loves himself, loves his father loves his children loved humankind. He's not a true believer. And if we realized that there are certain countries, it's not necessary, all freeze unconditionally together, let's start with five countries,

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it will become six, it will become 10, it will become 50. Let them come together an end block on them rather than individually. In such cases, if we come unitedly, we are a bigger force. If there is a boycott of products, or a trade sanction, or helping each other, if the countries are united, the Muslim countries, we are a bigger force. And imagine 25% more than 25% of the world population are Muslims.

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If we unite, we can do wonders.

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And I would like to give you an example in history. What is the impact when Muslims are united? We know

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that the 30 foot Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, his name was Sultan Abdul Hameed.

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He was the last Sultan, which actually had powers. He was the third that Sultan, there were two filters after that, but the person who had some power and after that it kept on deteriorating, or the third laughs was done, but the last full time which actually had powers, and we know that he ruled from 1876 to 19 109.

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In his reign, towards the end of the 19th century, in late 1800s,

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there was a comedy play that was supposed to be held in France, on a beloved prophet muscle salon. It was a satire, a comedy play, insulting a prophet, and when Fulton Abdulhamid to heard about this, he got very angry. And he wrote a strong letter to the French government

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saying that this is not tolerated by the Muslims. And you should not let this play take place. And I'm totally against it.

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Initially, the French government tried to give excuses but they realized that the Sultan was serious. And what did they do? They immediately did not allow this play to take place. And they completely abolished the comedy play, to the extent that most of the actors and the people involved, they exiled them to UK

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to please This was done a few years later.

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Again, new scheme that the same place going to take place in UK. So again, Sultan Abdullah, me too, you got angry, and you wrote a similar letter to the UK Government. That we have heard that there is a play which you could have in the Prophet. And this is not all it in Islam, and you should immediately see to it, that display doesn't take place.

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The UK

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Government, the British government replies, mental Tom said that this was happening in France. And now it's coming in UK, it should not happen and they stopped it, you should drop it to the UK Government reply saying, UK is not France.

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And we believe in freedom of speech,

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indicating that they will continue with the play.

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Sultan Abdul Hamid gets very angry. And he writes a second letter. He says, you may not be aware that my ancestors, they gave their life for the cause of Islam

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and am prepared to do the same. If you do not stop display, see to it, it is not done, I will inform the full Muslim world that you are doing a play against the Prophet, and you will be held responsible for the consequences.

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Then the British government realize that this was done was serious. And there was so much afraid of the Muslim men at that time that they immediately banned the play. Imagine, one Sultan says that. Because that time if you know, it was the end of the Ottoman Empire. That means the last wasn't that powerful at all. Yet, just because the Sultan gave a warning, I will inform the full Muslim world that we're doing a play which is against the Prophet, and you will be held responsible for the consequences. That letter was sufficient to bring shimmers in the full German. Imagine at that time.

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And of the 19th century. You know, the UK Government the French government so powerful that colonies in so many parts of the world, they were even ruling India but the full time right selector at that time, even though it's towards the end of that when Empire yet they're afraid. And today

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we have any fee. Any Muslim leader speak yes to 123 or Yes,

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a few here and there. But they are speaking individually. Imagine if all the Muslim leaders in the world, even half of them get together and give a warning. There'll be a world of a difference. Today the Muslim leaders are more involved will it benefit me? Will it not benefit me Will I remain in power will and not remain in power, they are more bothered about the seat here. They are not bother about the occur at all.

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Imagine

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our beloved Prophet said anyone who does not love Allah in messenger more than he loves themselves, loves a father loves his children. He's not a moment. How can we Muslims keep quiet when someone is swimming against a prophet? What has happened to the Muslim ummah.

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That is the reason when I gave my actions. The lower actions are mainly for the common man and see this example that the Muslims are united. What an example.

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Even though towards the end.

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I personally believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala all these actions that take place, whether it be Salman Rushdie, whether it be Danish cartoon, whether it be the Charlie Hebdo, whether it be the statement made by President Macron, Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing the Muslims do think alike it also has the problem where even if Allah couldn't find one very easy, Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Tauba chapter number nine was the mu 61. Anyone who abuses the Messenger of Allah, for him, that is a painful punishment.

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Allah repeats a similar message. And so as a chap number 33 was number 57. Indeed, those who abused Allah and His Messenger, Allah curses them in this world and the Hereafter, and I've prepared for them a humiliating punishment. Allah subhanho wa Taala for him to solve this very easy. What is he doing? He's checking the man of the believers, a man of the Muslims. I believe all these incidences that taking place, Allah wants to check who is a true believer who the namesake believer who is a moon afric there may be Muslims who may be praying, but they may be. They may be calling themselves Muslims, but the joining hands with enemies of Islam. I believe Allah subhana wa Taala these

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incidences are taking place to check what are you doing? You cannot complain Okay, that Muslim leader is not good. Allah will ask what to do.

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Allah will ask each and every Muslim What did you do when you heard that someone was making a caricature of the Prophet peace be upon him? What did you do when someone insulted a prophet?

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And everyone will be responsible for himself. That is the reason in my trophy action. What I mentioned each one depending upon what capacity Allah has given you, you can also get a lay man, what difference does it make? Okay? Please inform one person,

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whatever you have,

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Allah will check on your capacity as I said earlier, if alive give me a capacity to reach a million people. And if you reach half a million people, compared to another person who Allah has given capacity to reach 100 people and he which is all 100 people, he will get most of up then the person who has reached half a million because Allah had given him 1 million capacity.

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That's what keeps me striving. What Allah has given niyama to me, am I doing my job or not?

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Am I fulfilling my duty as a Muslim or not? Am I taking correct action or not? Am I doing enough or not? You cannot say okay, what difference does it make?

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and normal Muslim I don't have contacts, whatever Allah will not see on the reserves Allah will see on how much Jihad you do, how much striving you do homeless struggle you do. So based on whatever capacity you have, whatever ability Allah has given you, whether it be ability, whether it be speaking ability, whether whatever context Allah has given you, whether you may be having 100 people on your Facebook, or 1000 people or a million people, or 20 million people alive will check how much effort ever taken. If alive, giving you a popularity to the love giving you we are nothing

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are we utilizing it for the cause of Islam or not?

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The more ability Allah gives you, the more facility Allah gives you more Will you be responsible. So I believe personally, all these things that are happening in the world,

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and alleged testing as believers.

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Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was number 155. Allah will surely test you with fear and hunger, with loss of life and goods. You can never enter gender without being tested. So this is the time that we are being tested and repaired to Allah subhanaw taala that may Allah subhana wa Taala accept our efforts, and may He guide us in the right way to react to such things that are taking place in the world.