Clarity Admist Confusion

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Event Name: Clarity Admist Confusion
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o the heart as well it can affect the heart but what's really at the source of the heart is muhabba and the ideal of love that is in the heart is first and foremost love of God his love of Allah secundum johannem and all of his messengers and for us obviously the Prophet Muhammad Salah them takes precedence over the other messengers. Now anger is something that is conspicuously absent in the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahuatoms and I want to really ask you to go through the seal and try to find an incident in which the prophet of Allah Ari Husenen lost his cool whereas he became angry, where he threw something, where he shouted at somebody. I want you to find a place, somewhere in the theorem where he literally did that and I don't think you can. It doesn't mean that he didn't get angry he did get angry, he had probably laughs for the sake of God and that's indignation if he saw something that was wrong there was something that swelled in him but it was never something that overcame him.  And this is why the prophet 26:18 said laser Shadid Shadid essaouira  26:23 26:24 26:24 26:25 26:26  The powerful one amongst you is not the wrestler that can throw everybody, the powerful one is the one who overcomes his anger when it arises that is the real strength that is somebody who is fierce and Allah says 26:46 26:47 those who are Shadid with the cofa.  Now if the essence of being strong is to control one's anger that means that essence of being weak is to lose one's control over oneself in anything whether its food, whether its emotions is to lose that control. That is what weakness is, it is not having control and that's why powerless people are weak people because they have no control they don't feel any control now what a powerless people will do in order to explain why they don't have any control is they will formulate intricate conspiracy theories and this is because the nature of being powerless it's a difficult situation to be in, it's very painful and with pain comes sorrow.

Now there are two roads that one can go down that begin with sorrow the first road is sorrow moves to self-pity you begin to feel sorry for yourself and then that self-pity moves to anger, you get angry because you're hurting and then anger leads to blame. So you find a source to blame for all of your problems. Now that is one way to go and what it ends up is it ends up in gender and powerlessness because one of the interesting things about the Jewish people I find is if the Jewish people do not have conspiracy theories about why they were oppressed in the West. They don't have these intricate conspiracy theories in their view of the world because there are people that struggle and continue to struggle until they moved out of that condition of weakness because if you look even in the 19th century and early 20th century and people don't realize that in the 1940s in this country there were still Jewish only beaches in New York. Jewish people were not allowed to go to white beaches, they couldn't live in the nice parts of town they couldn't join the country club that's only 50 years ago in this country. So they have struggled very hard to achieve the status that they have achieved. It's very hard work and a lot of it was overcoming immense obstacles. Now, this idea of being in the state of powerlessness and deciding to go the way of blame is actually for those who want you to remain powerlessness is a very effective way of doing that.

In other words, people that want you to stay powerless they want actually not only encourage but they will feed you the means by which you can maintain those views. Sun Tzu says in him in the Art of War anger your opponents and send them into disarray because if you have people functioning from an emotional center they can't think clearly, they can't reason, they can't change their conditions and therefore if you look at the amount of energy that Muslims throughout the Muslim world spend on West bashing or American bashing if that energy was spent on actually attempting to look for constructive means to change their conditions would it not be better energy spent and wouldn't America or the West who's operating on a competitive basis wouldn't they prefer that you were in the West bashing as long as you were changing your condition if they indeed wanted to maintain the control over you. I mean doesn't that make sense?

Now the prophet 31:38 31:39  in a beautiful hadith he said a man said to him 31:42 31:43 and he said that 31:45  don't get angry. He said no, no. no al see ni I want some real advice. He said 31:53 don't get angry. He said Al si ni, three times he said it so. He said 31:59  don't get angry. So this emotion is very powerful will take you down that road where you end up pointing the blame on everybody but yourself. Now the problem with that approach is it will work in this world at the psychological level, not at any real deep level but at the psychological level it works it feels good, it's all their fault, the devil made me do it, I don't have any responsibility here it's all their fault. If America would just go away Pakistan to be a wonderful place to live.
Really, it would be a wonderful place we'd all be in paradise because there's no problem with us we're all great people it's these evil people out here and this is a mannequin view of the world. It's dark versus light and the Quran tells us the dark versus light is happening inside the soul it's not happening out there, that's one aspect of it this happening right in between your own two sides. So you can go down that road now the other boat is another road and that is to go from sorrow when you go to the state of sorrow and grief and then to introspection. If you actually attempt to introspect that in order to do that you need to detach in other words you need to step outside of the emotions that you're feeling now one of the interesting things about the human mind is that emotions are often related to our likes and dislikes. See the emotional baggage that you have for a person is often just a feeling you have whether you like that person you don't like it and the best example of that is 33:50 33:51 who said 33:52 33:53 33:54 33:55 33:56 33:57  that the eye of contentment sees nothing but no faults but the eye or contempt can see nothing but faults. So something doesn't like you all they see is your faults and if they love you they can't see any of your faults and that's why you all know people like that and you've probably done it with people but you're not aware of it so you need to detach. Now one of the ways they're doing that is to examine why you don't like something or somebody or their position.

Why don't I like this? Now the Quran says in summing up this concept 34:40 34:41 34:42 maybe you love a thing and there'no good in it for you.

34:47 34:48 34:49 and maybe you detest a thing and in it is much good for you, in other words, you want to think about things deeply you can't just assume that might get likes and dislikes are giving me a clearer perspective on reality that's what the core I'm telling you that you might be deluded by your life in this life that the hatred of something or someone or an idea is preventing you from being just in your assessment and that's why the Quran says 35:26 35:27 35:29 35:31 35:33 Do not let the loathing you that you have for our people prevent you from being just towards those people because that is closer to piety that is closer to chakra. Because God is not he is not a petulant God we do not believe in a God in his petulant, that has likes and dislikes this there are suna and we don't believe in these emotions that God has emotion. And 36:04 36:05 if you look at the traditional interpretations they always warn you do not think this is like human emotions 36:12 36:14 36:15 36:17  in Malaya. He likes very specific things and he tells you what they are and if you're one of them you will love you and if you're not like the people who 36:26  we are the children of God and his beloved and then they're asked 36:32 36:33 then why are you punished for your wrong action? Because if your child or the one you love you don't torture them, you don't reach havoc on them, you discipline them. So that's a question if you have this chosen status then why do you find yourselves in these horrific conditions? No, because there's a reason for them and if you want to understand them and you have to think deeply and take it to another level. Many of our 37:11  in the past and among them was even Tamiya he  said37:16 37:17 37:22 37:25 37:26  that God will maintain more just polytheistic people over and unjust Muslim state. Now that's the kind of God you want. You want a God that is consistent with the principles that God is teaching you. Isn't that the God you want to be submitted to? A God that does not have a set of principles for one people and then another set for another people and a lot of Muslims don't understand that justice is not the sole possession of Muslims justice is a concept that is out there and  38:12 commenting on the form of  38:15  when it says a one pistol milady 38:19 38:21 that justice from in other than the Quran for a people will never be established. 38:27 this is justice only amongst the Muslims as for the non-Muslims they can have justice without the Quran and even though the Quran says about the Torah and the injeel see who does there see whoever knows there's guidance and mind in it and when the Jews came to the Prophet Salah what did he test them by? The Quran? No, he does it by the Torah. Do you think the prophet Elijah would judge by something that was unjust? Hasha. He would judge them by their own book and when they were killed 38:59 they were killed not according to the Islamic ruling but according to the ruling of the Torah and even for your opinion you've been judged with it. So yes the head of the Jews tried admitted to the prophet Elijah that you've been judged in your judgment. So anger you can go down that path, you can go from sorrow and then you can go from this self-pity, anger and blame or you can go another, way which is to go the way to have this detachment, to look outside of the situation to remove yourself from the emotional content of the situation and attempt to see it at a different level and this is something the prophet 39:53 wants his son look at 39:58 when he was being attacked in the presence of the Prophet Allah incident and when al-jabbar began to as the prophets that regionalize him smiling as man was slandering of Abubaca and at the moment that I would welcome to began to defend him so he couldn't take it anymore because the man was telling untruth.

He couldn't take it anymore Abubaca began to defend himself apologized and  stood up and walked out of the room Abubaca when he saw him later he said 40:28  when when I was silent you were there smiling and then when I defended myself which is my right you got up and left and he said as long as you were silent I saw the angel I could hear that angels defending you Abubaca and when you began to defend yourself Chevron came into the room. At that point she had argument and I don't sit in a room where Chefon is. So the point of that story is that there is a higher road that if you take the road of detachment and which leads ultimately this intersection because it gives you an ability to actually look critically yourself which leads to compassion that you begin to actually see the situation in a different way, in a different light. You begin to understand that the person who was attacking Abubaka is the one that we should have pity for not Abubaka. He's the one that you should a pity for not the one being slandered the one doing the slandering. This is a different way to go and this is the path of the phrophet Mohamed Salah de Sena when he looked at the people that were persecuting him he said alumnus of communism overlooked these people because they don't know,what they're doing. Really, when he looked at them, look at something when he went into subbies and he looked at these people they didn't even have the dignity to persecute him themselves they sent their servants and their children to do it. They threw rocks at him they bloodied his feet, he walked out of 42:17  and we know the story what happened. The two angels come Avada or punishment and said we will destroy the city and the prophet 42:25  said no don't destroy it because I would hope that there comes out of their loins those who worship allah subhanallah, in other words, I would prefer that they make Toba than that they're destroyed. See that's the detachment that's not getting caught up because if you were there in an emotional state you just be angry yet I 42:49 just get rid of it. That's what somebody in an angry State would do but he had the detachment to see these are ignorant people and what they're doing they're doing largely out of ignorance it's a different planet it's a harder path I mean the beauty of Quran is it allows for vengeance hoorah allows for vengeance the Quran says 43:11 43:12. If you kill somebody and there are killed you oppress them in that  43:20 43:2043:21 43:22  we have given here's the wedding of that person the one who's in the position of the agnate the male relative like the father, the uncle, the son we have given them authority to get retribution but then almost it says 43:46 do not go to any excess in your retaliation, in your retribution. In other words, don't make adventures because what will happen when you make it vengence in the Buchanans war?

That person that you're going to access in the vengeance he has other allies that will want vengeance from you and this is the cycle of violence. This is what creates the cycle of violence you see. A Palestinian goes and blows up some Jewish people and then the Jews go into a neighborhood, not of people who blew up just they had nothing to do with those people they just want retaliation it's a retaliatory strike but it's vengeful, why? Because those people might have had nothing to do with it and more likely than not they didn't and so you're taking, you're punishing a people who they've done nothing wrong and that's wrong because what happened all of those people, the people that are relatives to those people now they want vengeance. And the cycle continues and Islam came to break those cycles but you have to be in control of yourself in order to break those cycles. If we want to break those cycles we have to go to another level of understanding now we can't take the path of neurism to fight nurism which is exactly what terrorism is. It's neurism because it says basically anything goes that the end justifies the means that's not our religion that. That is another religion, it's not our religion and once you go that path you have forfeited the possibility of being the one who can break the cycle because you have become the very thing you're fighting. One, because you don't have control over yourself.

You're not thinking, you can't think strategically and Islam is about strategic thinking and I'll give you an example strategic thinking. In the fifth year of hijab the messenger of allah promised that they would make Humba. He took 1400 of the suha including his wife to make huma. What happened? The Quraish said we're not going to let them come in, we're not gonna let them humba.  So they got all their weapons and they were ready to go out and one of the 46:23 46:25 went to the prophet Elijah within and he said for Asia ready to kill you, they're gonna fight you and they're not gonna let you go in the house. What did the 46:33 46:34 ? Did he say well we'll fight then we'll kill them? No, he said  we didn't come to fight 46:42 we came to do an Omrathem we came to worship 46:47 and then he said 46:49 46:50 and war has really had a bad effect on Poresh.

In other words, Poresh was moving. So yeah he said this thing hasn't been working out for you. 47:03 47:04 If you want we'll give you some time, we'll make a mosalaha I mean look at the power he's saying to them if you want we'll give you time, we'll let you have a truce and so this man 47:20 goes to the Quoresh and he says I listen to this man and this is what he said and he told them. So they sent another one out to do a follow-up to head. Now when 47:32  goes down to Malmo he can't exactly do the truce because they decided to try to get a truce with 47:41 Suher comes what does the prophet 47:43 say when he saw him? 47:45 Everything's going to be easy now why because  Suhel is here. Suhel means the one that is easy, is easy going. So even for a non-Muslim he took a good omen in his name. In other words, he saying here's Suhel he's going to make everything easy for us. They sent us to hell, was it an easy truce?

The first thing that he says he called Sigma Ali the man says to him alright let's write this thing 48:12 - go ahead write the same. The prophet  48:17  says 48:18 48:19 write in the name of Allah the mercifully compassionate - what is - he'll say  48:25 48:26 48:28 we don't know this thing called Raknah write what we usually write.  48:33 in the name of Allah Allah that's what the Quoresh to write on their treat.


At that point what did the Muslim say now Allah 48:43 48:44 they all shout 48:46 48:47 what did 48:50 48:50  say 48:53 48:54. So he writes it down  Next one so to have an Abba Muhammadan Rasul Allah this is what Allah muhammadun Rasulullah this is what connects the message of God his life what is to him say no 49:10 49:11 49:13  If we thought you were the Messenger of God we wouldn't be fighting you. Don't write Messenger of God. What did the Muslim say? They're ready to pull out their swords and this is after it was permitted to fight. What is the messenger of Allah almighty am say? 49:31 49:32  I am The Messenger of God 49:34 49:38 49:39 this is what Muhammad the son of Abdullah. This is compromise and then what do they say the prophet  49:49 says we're going to make a truce that we are allow to make on God what is to enhance 49:57 49:59 50:00 50:02 50:03 50:05 You can't make the amla this year, because we're not gonna, have Arab saying that we were pressured by you.

So what does the nasir apostle license say 50:15we'll do it next year. Every single point and then he gets to the next point what did he say? He says any Muslims that come we are allowed to keep them if they become awesome. 50:32 50:33 you won't be allowed to keep them. At this point, the Muslims are fearing Omar looked at me and says 50:40 50:41  aren't you the Messenger of God, in other words, what are you doing, why are you doing this? This is humiliation. Why are you taking us his route. We're strong, there's 1400 were ready to die. 50:56 50:57 says and at this point Allah an amazing thing happened the Sun if you know Albertans agenda who's the son of Suhe come in chains and he was one of ones that they were keeping in chains.

He comes begging the 51:15 and he had been tortured it literally says 51:18 he had been tortured terribly. Now at this point you think about this is the messenger Allah, with 1,400 men all with their swords and this is year five, they have permission to fight and here's this man saying don't send me back to them 51:35 and what does Suhe say? He's the first one you sent back the promise of life said we haven't signed this yet let him come with us and he says that a lot I won't.

So the prophet Elijah and him tells him to be patient. Allah will open up a way for you. Ahmar they were furious at this point really the Sahaba were really upset about this but the Prophet was looking, this is called 52:01 looking in long-term, not short-term gain, long-term gain and so at that point the prophet Salah said to them he's agreed on all of these points and then what did he do? Didn't you say we were gonna make Oma? I mean Oma is angry and Oma said I did much charity as a way of expiating my behavior on that day. Oma felt terrible later because he was in an emotional state he wasn't in a detached state. He was in an emotional state and then at that point he says to him a  52:43  did I say I was gonna do it this year? So then Oma goes to Abubakar and he says isn't in the measure Omaha said the exact same thing throw to license that even wasn't there when he was saying it. He told him the exact same thing, the same answers and Oma said I realized the station of Abubakar on that day.

See this is a level of understanding that's different from now what happens is they go on their way back and the first 53:12 53:13comes. We have given you a vast opening. 

It looks like then it was all compromised, it was all keeping up, it was all terrible that's such. Now you know what's interesting about this? Some of the biggest enemies of the 53:26  became Muslim because and they said the character of that man that day they saw who he was. That they saw that he was doing this for a lot, it wasn't about him and that's why 53:53 became Muslim 53:55 became Muslim they were so devastated by his 54:03 and what people have forgotten is that this thing is ultimately it's about, it is about ethicasy that's exactly what was said earlier that the ones who have the best 54:17 are the closest to Allah and that's what this Ummah lost. Its lost Edeh and it's lost understanding, its lost wisdom and you're not going to get it back by getting more angry by going into more emotional states, by going into but it's not going to happen and you're just going to be like Sun Tzu you'll be like those people that are in disarray and their enemies will just wreak havoc on them really so this is the choice. There's two paths but  I challenge all of you to reread the Sera about prophet Elijah there's people don't even know how many times there were assassination attempts on him.

Who in here, really who can tell me how many times they attempted to kill the messenger Allah? Anybody knows? Most people think it's one or two. Thirteen assassination attempts you don't know about it because he was he wasn't concerned about those things, he was with Allah he wasn't concern about their plots and Allah says in the Quran 55:26 55:28 55:29  don't be depressed and don't be constricted about their plots. Why are you getting so caught up in all of their plots? 55:42 55:43 They plot and Allah plants 55:48 So we have now and I just want to talk, I'll finish this and then open it up I want to talk just about a few things about this community in the US. We have a historical situation in this country that is unprecedented as far as I can tell and that's what Dr. Alma was a great historian that's his opinion is that's his opinion is that this community is a historical community because we are in this country in immense numbers with immense talent, immense manpower, financial power and we are not doing what we should be doing and that's the tragedy because history are really windows of opportunity, historical moments are windows of opportunity and if you don't see them they close and we don't know and I don't know whether there can be an American Muslim. I know that there's been an American Muslim identity so to speak I know that Islam has been in this country for at least 500 years and possibly pre-Columbian and we know that beyond a shadow of a doubt because at least 20% that's conservative estimates at least twenty percent of Africans that were brought here as slaves were brought here they were Muslims and we know that and some people think it's as much as thirty and in some periods it was at least thirty.

Now one of the things about the Muslims like Sultan Neesam said who wrote The Gulag Archipelago, he said that the one people in the Agulhas when these internment camps in Siberia the one people that would not accept the psychology of submission and humiliation were the Chechens. See they were the one people that the Russians could not break that's what's so neat and it was not a Muslim he's just looking at that watching them and he said they had a haughty pride about them and they wouldn't allow the Russians to break them and he said and the fascinating thing about this is that the Russians actually feared them more. It made them fear them and the thing about the Muslim is the Muslim is a problem. In a society where you want people to be docile consumers to believe that they were created to buy, to believe that they were created to have gratuitous pleasure, created to be object and treat others as objects in a society where you want people to think that the purpose and goal of life is to accumulate more and more stuff. Muslims are a problem because they know that that's not why they were created.

They were created to submit to our most 59:06 to Allah and that's why they don't submit to 59:09if they're true to their faith and that person will always be a problem when you want people in a state of abject humiliation and submission and the worst form of humiliation is turning people into slaves to their lowest appetites which is what's happening to this society and unfortunately to the Muslim societies as well. People are losing their dignity as human beings and the Muslims are there to challenge that but not to challenge it with violence to challenge it with intelligence, to challenge it with the sense that civil that has ended and that does not mean that Islam does not have war but Islam has war with rules and with a specific time and appropriate places Muslims do not fight just like we see in the 1:00:00. They do not fight it whether there's a better outcome and benefit not to fight and those are weighed in the balance more than us and there is no vigilantism in Islam and anyone that disrupts social security in a society, the actual security of people living amongst each other the one who to switch that security is a demon.

They are a demon because it is a blessing from Allah. Allah says in the Quran said 1:00:32 1:00:32 1:00:33 1:00:37 let them worship the Lord of this house who gave them freedom from hunger and freedom from fear. Now in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, you can't think about spiritual matters unless your stomach and your anxiety is quelled - unless you have a sense of security and that's why  Allah is saying if you're well fed and if you feel secure worship me and that's why if you're starving or if you're in a state of fear there's no worship. You can't worship up a line those states. So if you're in that situation where Allah has breathed your society from fear and given you what you need for your livelihood the onus is on you to be a servant of Allah and not to change that condition because it's a blessing and if you think it's easy to build a society once you've created anarcky just as the empirmy how easy it is. Because there are Afganis that would wish they were living under Najiba law. There's Afghanis that would wish it was 1972.

A nation once destroyed cannot be rebuilt that sunsuit, that's an old understanding Sun Tzu says do not lead your people into war out of anger because he said a life once taken cannot be restored and a nation once destroyed cannot be rebuilt and then the best victory is the one that no bloodshed  is spilled that's the victory of the foot at Mecca 1:02:30  one of the Sahaba said to the carrion you think that the great opening was Mecca no it was a Judedia. That was the great fetch why? 1:02:41 1:02:42 1:02:44   Allah is pleased with those who take there with you. They got sort of won on that day and it was all compromised but it was compromised for a higher purpose or goal. We don't compromise 1:02:59  never compromises principle and even 1:03:05 1:03:06 and this is a sound transmission that 1:03:10 others have related. He was taken prisoner, he was the man that was sent to Kisof and Kisof ripped up the letter.   But he was taken prisoner during a battle during  1:03:19 and the Roman ruler told him was a like a general told him, he said if I won't kill you will you reject your religion and become a Christian? He said go ahead and kill me do it.  And then he took they had a boil a pot of  boiling water and they dropped a Muslim in there in front of him and he said I'm going to do that to you unless you become a Christian and at that point 1:04:06 wept and this ruler looked at me said you feel some fear? He said  1:04:15 I'm not feeling any fear he said I was weeping because I realized I only have one soul to give for Allah and I wish I had the number of souls as the hairs of my body and at that point, this ruler said to him he was impressed with him now.  He said if you kiss me on the forehead I'll let you go and  1:04:42 said 1:04:44what about my brother, the other prisoner? I said in my own self this is an enemy from the enemies of God not with value 1:04:58 1:04:58 1:05:01 1:05:02  he said this is an enemy from the enemies of God and I don't care this will help my brothers. So he went kissed him on the forehead and then he let them go because people kept their word and he when he got back to Omaha they told Omaha what had happened and Omar had him come and he said 1:05:19 1:05:22 1:05:24 every Muslim should kiss at the forehead of this man and he went kissed his forehead because that skirt does not understand you have to look at 1:05:34where is the benefit lies and we have to be intelligent. Muslims need to be intelligent.

Now in this country, we have several things that we have to do the time we have right now. One of the things we have to do is that we have failed to let people know who the Muslims truly are. We failed to do that and this is a benefit not just to the Muslim community here that's the least of the benefit is a benefit because we do not want the Muslim demonized in other parts of the world because it becomes easy for people that have the power that this country has been given to drop cluster bombs on their head, to do these things. 

And unfortunately we have individuals out there that are acting in delusional ways, misguided ways and then they end up condemning whole nations in the whoever killed that reporter in Pakistan he's upsetting every Pakistani because that's what people are gonna look at and that's because people are that's the nature most people. People don't think they're emotional and they look at is emotional and we're lucky that there's enough thinking people here that don't react that way I mean we're fortunate so there are many things that we need to do but that's one of the most important and this needs to be more organized, it needs to be done more intelligently, it needs to be done with structure, we need to have outreach to the communities, our civic duties as a community in this country of law-abiding citizens because Muslims are law-abiding they abide by laws or they migrate. No one has the authority in this country by Allah no one has the authority to use break the law or disrupt the security of the society and if they do they're in a state of disobedience with Allah 1:07:35 the prophet 1:07:39 the 13 years he was in Mecca he did not have cells of people that were undermining the Meccans that were blowing anything up, that were killing anybody he didn't do that because permission was not granted to him until he had a state, a center of government and at that point 1:08:01 1:08:02 permission was granted for them to fight because they were oppressed.

Well, they were impressed in Mecca, they were oppressed in Mecca why wasn't it granted in Mecca? Because had it been granted in Mecca it would have set precedence then anytime Muslims are in a state of oppression they can fight but that's not the case you have to have legitimate state authority in order to wage wars and total war theory is not part of Islam. It's actually antithetical to Islam. Islam does not believe in total war and we do believe in Soleh in alliances, in treaties and all of these things part of the Sharia.  So it's very important we also have to spread tip and then part of the major problems in the Muslim world now is because there's not enough tip. There are people that don't understand the Shedia and even when you study Shedia you have to get to a level of Usul. There are people now speaking in the name Islam that have never read a text on basic Islamic jurisprudence they haven't studied kaffir, they haven't studied with teachers, they read things on the weekends or in their free time and I guarantee you-you can find whatever you want in the books of Islam to justify whatever you want. You can work out a Fatchwa from several different sources to justify September 11 and the Christians can do the same thing with their book to justify their own heinous atrocities. I mean priests justified slavery against black people in this country and the Jews as well as the Rabbis in this country. There are treaties that were written by Christians and Jews justifying racial slavery not slavery, racial slavery that there were the accursed descendants of Ham and that they're inferior. That was justified by the Bible. So you can use scriptures, you can use the words of the scholars. I mean there's an opinion in the Ofia that is recorded that 1:10:06  said that it's permissible to kill Priests in war and Nuns. Now I've seen that translated into English and a book written by a Muslim and that is wrong. It's a wrong opinion that is not the opinion of the 1:10:23 nor that the opinion of Imam Malik but it was transmitted and the thing about the Muslims they transmitted everything because they were honest so everything that scholars mentioned - the good the bad and the ugly it's all there and if you want to find the most crazy insane positions you can find it in Islam I guarantee you. You can find it in the books and I've seen them I've read stuff I can't believe it there is a misogynistic things in early Muslim books, things that are clearly unacceptable to say about women that were said that are not in the spirit of Islam but you'll find them in the books.

So we pull those out and we start spreading this teaching, no it's not acceptable because it's not. But people are products of their society and there were a lot of strain in Islam and people who are from there in here subcontinent know that there are Hindu influences on the Muslims even though the Muslims have been Muslim for over a thousand years they're still Hindu influences. There's Zoroastrian influences in Afghanistan and in Persia so jahadia runs deep. 

And scholars are not immune to that, scholars can also have their mistakes but who clarifies it the collective body of scholars? And that's why one scholar always has mistakes but is the collective body and that's what you study.  You study the collective body and that takes effort so we have to spread this and that needs to be done through the schools and people really need to be trained, we need to have media spokespeople. Every community needs to do that and they should be people that speak English preferably without an accent, there have been polls that have been done in this country that 25% of Americans have a difficult time understanding foreign accents.

 So you can lose one-fourth of your audience just because you're not speaking and our law says that the only sense of people with the tongue of a messenger with the time of
its people to be 1:12:24  only with the tongue of its people and tongue is not language it is flesh and blood, it's deeper than just language of knowing the language, it's knowing that the idioms it's knowing the culture, knowing how to talk to people and then also knowing how to speak in a way that there's Muslims that quote outrageous things that the prophet 1:12:51 1:12:53 and he said do you want people to disbelieve what Allah and his - messengers say don't tell him about that. He wasn't telling them something wrong but the man wasn't at a level to understand it and there's some Muslim think you can go out and talk about 72 1:13:07 because these people have a whole different and when it's crude they're people that assume that this is all about crude sensuality which it's not. If you think it is you're misled and Genma has no najasad it has nothing impure it's not if it's absolute purity and that's what it's articulated it's articulating about purity. 

So we have to have training in that and then a community need to come together. This is a time for unity. We also have that communities have to have relationships with the law enforcement but it should be done at the community level. It should be done by people that represent the community, they should be together they should not be seeing people alone. We have to be very careful about this. So it's very important all of it especially right now because there's a lot of suspicions, there's a lot of trouble and we need to dispel these things and people need to realize that the Muslim community is not a threat to the security of this country. The only thing Muslims are a threat to is corruption. That's a true Muslim he's a threat to what's bad in a society not what's good. He affirms the good and security and lawful conditions are conditions that we want and we agree with. We also need to have defense funds in every community. The communi