Clarity Admist Confusion

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Event Name: Clarity Admist Confusion
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of the most powerful things about personas you can't find anything in his Hadees or anything that you did you have to explain or that you have to I mean the probable incident everything that he said he said with absolute consistency with his principles and unfortunately we're not up to that level, as simple as that like what would I have said? Do I have contradictions? Yes, I have contradictions.

 So there many people in this country that are actually very disturbed by Palestine
amongst the Jewish communities and they don't like what's going on and they see
the irony, they see that the elements in there of what was done to them in Europe
and this is in their literature you can find it in there literature and some of the most
powerful critics of Israel are Jews in this country people like Finkelstein and Chomsky and ColonI mean there's some very powerful critics.


For us to use an anti-jewish type of rhetoric is just wrong alienating is wrong. We should be against oppression whether it's Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus whoever had it we're against it. Because the Quran will be witnesses even against yourself and that's how we should be so if people are oppressing we're against. It doesn't matter what race or creed or color they are, it's as simple as that.

That is a good question it's about trying to get the major organizations to
work together and I'm in Charlotte I know that there are some efforts to make
that happen, it's going to take time but it needs that, it really needs to have more of an
unified voice and I think that that could happen there always be people dissent and things like that and dissent is healthy it's not a bad thing as long as it's with 1:39:08 and I want everybody agree with me you know,  I don't get everything right I know that and I've talked to people I take feedback from and I have teachers when I discuss things with. I don't expect them for the release it was that but I would hope but as a Muslim, they would adhere to the ethics of Islam in their disagreement that's all. That's what I'm hoping it would also I mean you can read extreme Islam now that which is a book that somebody just went onto the internet pulled off all this Muslim material and made a whole book out of it now it’s on the best seller thing you know. They're just reading what we're saying; Muslims on the internet and they give you the websites to look up and that's another thing we need to speak with the assumption that we're
speaking to everybody and that's something that we have also done wrong and the
Prophet I think when he spoke he spoke that's why Hadid you can read them anybody can read them.  He spoke and women understand him. It's a universal message and we're not secret society ad we shouldn't have a secret discourse we should be open and clear about what our aims and objectives are.  Do I see a future in Muslims in this country? I don't have a crystal ball and I don't know what's going to happen. I hope and at a loss without a doubt, there's no more madness that occurs and certainly not from the Muslims but I think a lot of people were surprised at the genuine outreach of a lot of people here somebody was in Athens Georgia was right on the road and they told me that on that Friday after the event they were worried about going to the Mosque but they went to go to Jamaa and there are all these flowers on the mosque steps with notes from people that had come and it just really instructed this person that happened in our community as well.

 I think that happened in a lot of communities, whoever did that those are good people Those are good people and we shouldn't alienate those people and our rhetoric is often  confrontational and it alienates people and it's not the Sunnah of the Prophet and a few times he doesn't have strong rhetoric it was very specific instances and it's always been
understood and when you want 1:41:33 1:41:34 he said that habib but he said it, he was dealing with these mockers. They used to mock to 1:41:41  and he was warning them that if you keep this up you are in big trouble and they were. Now the mockers they were finished because they attack it was too heavy in the Quran we will deal the people who mock you that's from Allah. So he warned but and also when he made a joy against eclam and the tribes that have been treacherous that du-ha is not meant to be universal all. He didn't make 1:42:07  like that there's a very strong duality that they made because they chilled Quran teachers. They ask for these Quran teachers and he sent them they actually killed them. And so he made very strong to odds against them at 1:42:20 . But you read those Juhads, those Juhads were for a specific situation. It was an absolute worse type of treachery. I mean Muslims yeah there's a question about you know, Muslims our identity, we have a worldly identity and then we have an otherworldly identity. The wordly identity is finite. The otherworldly identity is infinite and ultimately our allegiance is to our otherworldly identity. We are Muslim above and beyond everything else including being a father, a mother, a daughter, a son so that's our identity - what we are Muslim. If we're citizens of this country we are citizens as well and not as a temporal identity and you're expected to behave as a citizen. 


A citizen has rights and responsibilities and we're expected to maintain those rights and responsibilities it’s as simple as that but our identity is that we're a little more servants of God and that should be our identity ultimately but we do have temporal identity among them is being a citizen. You can also migrate, you can leave a place to go to another place and Islam is permitted like divorce. You can divorce and always Allah gives us options always you only have options. And that's why the expectation is to do the appropriate thing. If you're in a bad marriage you have certain options you can be patient. If your husband's horrific, if he's terrible, he's abusive, if he doesn't wash you can be patient. You can try to get him to change, you can bring in your male relatives, with some muscle to say this is my daughter you better treat her right. You can do that, the Quoran says that - bring in the male relative you can bring in an arbiter you can do all of these things. Can she start poisoning him with arsenic?  No that's not an option.

She didn't get that option. She can get a divorce - the options are all there so in every situation you have options.  The intelligent person is the one that tries to do the most intelligent one. Now you might make mistakes but as long as they're still within the Halla you're all right because it's finishing you Hannah and you have your proof so we have options in this country to do certain things. One of the things that we cannot do is be violent or disruptive it's just not an option. Obviously, unless you're physically defending yourself that even this country gives you the right to defend yourself and we can do that.  If somebody breaks into your house you have a right to defend yourself. If somebody accosts you on the street you have a right to defend yourself. That's true right? 


Somebody said I believe in 1:45:32 1:45:35  show me in anything where I said that. I don't even understand what to do how can you believe in something you don't understand? Like Einstein's theory of relativity for me, it's just another I mean if you mean Allah is one I believe Allah is. If you mean this is Allah I don't believe that.  But that I mean I've seen said that she's probably somebody has got the shahid that you said people worship me then. If you look at that I should say if there were martyrs they would be that's called a conditional statement in English all right that's all I said.
And if you understand English you know what that means and martyrs if you look it up in the Webster's dictionary is somebody who sacrifices his life for somebody else.  So
somebody died trying to pull somebody out of a fire inefficiencies she's a martyr in English. She did nothing and there were Muslim a fireman in there as well. People don't know that I know that for a fact there were Muslim firemen in there that pulled people out. So that was the point it. Martin Luther King he was a martyr for his cause and for his people it's as simple as that.
Now in Sharia is a Muslim who dies 1:47:11 so that has a shraper but a martyr in the
Greek language matieros which means witness. It had the same meaning as Shaheed  in Arabic but if somebody dies witnessing what he believes so he's a martyr to his cause. It's like suing Mecca. People here they say Las Vegas  mecca of sin you know now, it's not nice to use the word but if you look up Mecca in Western dictionary it's an English use of the word. Whether you like it or not it's not Mecca of Saudi Arabia but Siobhan has a throne that he imitates and if you go to Las Vegas it looks just like Saudi Arabia.  So Chebang went out there and built his own little chocolate like structures where people go in there and do their  Fallah and things like that. That's what he does, he likes to imitate. So that's their warship and he has children he's probably every year we have three millions children this year.  I mean they call it pilgrimage as well so that's what Chefon does he imitates. He likes to imitate and it’s a bad place. There's some good Muslims there I told him to leave but I mean I went there and at the airport it says submit to your desires. That's what it says. 

And that's the Creed of the devil. If you chant that in Arabic 1:48:43 1:48:44  become a Muslim of your desire and that's what Allah said. You know people 1:48:51 1:48:53 there are people that take their desires as their God. Exactly what gambling is. So can you explain different types of jihad? Jihad, the struggle of jihad which is in the book Seth called bhava jihad imam attic put it in their Iveta in the section on worship he considered it an act of worship. There were basically three levels of jihad in the Quran. The first level,  well I mean there's jihad of the nos which is in the end of sort of around Kabul which is a mecca diet and levena 1:49:40 1:49:41 1:49:43  those who do jihad for our sake we will guide them to our ways 1:49:49 1:49:50 with the people of 1:49:531:50:161:50:18 1:50:19 that's amongst Muslims you struggle with that and the prophet Elisha said if you see something wrong change it. With your hand, you're in authority, with your tongue if you're a scholar and with your heart if you're an ignorant person but you know it's wrong so those you can't change something with your hand if you don't have authority to do that unless there's something obviously two people fighting you can pull them apart but like if there's a bar in Cairo you can't go and burn it down or something it's wrong to do that. Only the government can shut down that is harmful for people to do that. And then you have the jihad which is there are two times of jihad. Defensive and offensive jihad. Defensive jihad was given when the profile migrated to Medina and it
was 1:51:17 1:51:18 1:51:19 1:51:22 1:51:23 1:51:25 1:51:27 1:51:29 1:51:31 1:51:32 1:51:35 1:51:36 1:51:37 1:51:39 1:51:41 1:51:42 1:51:44 That Allah says that permission has been granted to people who are oppressed because they've been driven out of their homes to fight. They've been granted that permission, they've been driven out of their homes to fight and Allah has given them victory and the only reason they're doing that is because they say our Lord is God and then Allah has had it not been that I'll believe some people to defend other people holy places would be destroyed Church and in synagogues temples and mosques wherein Allah's name is mentioned so I mean that's the purpose of the struggle is to protect worship and to protect people's right to be safe in their homes in their places and then the next verse that came down meant to be designed in your possible become what affected in the LA City
fight the fight of the way of Allah those in the fight you and don't be aggressive because Allah does not love aggressors. Now the last stage which came slow to Toga it's called  1:52:52 1:52:53 1:52:55 1:52:56 that kills the mushriks wherever we find them that verse came after with breaking of the treaty and when it said wherever you find them it meant even in the sacred with the sanctuary of Mecca the public was giving permission to fight them even in Mecca and they were people are broken a treaty and they were treacherous and 1:53:19 and he declared a four-month period them to either become Muslim or they would be fought as simple as that.

Now there are a number of reasons for that and this is the opinion of  1:53:32. There's other scholars that think that that applies to anybody who's an idolaters but the opinion that was it practiced in the history of Islam in India and in North Africa was that idolaters can pay just like Jews and Christians and that's what the hannasseys used in India with the Hindus and that was the appropriate position and the best position. So the idea of fighting people total wars is not it's not part of Islam.

So there is and also their diversity 1:54:04 1:54:05 1:54:07 1:54:10 1:54:13 1:54:14 1:54:15 1:54:16 1:54:18 1:54:19 1:54:20 1:54:21 1:54:23 1:54:25 1:54:27 1:54:28 that you will buy and sell the credit, when you follow the ways of the world like agriculture geology and you leave struggling for the sake of God which is jihad then what will happen is you'll have enemies subjugation that you will be subjugated to and you will be humiliated and that humiliation will not be removed until you change your condition or return to that state. Now that is human being prepared and Muslim countries where Muslims are majority they have a right to defend themselves and be military to be prepared and history shows that if you're not prepared people commonly take you over. It's just like the colonialist did if when and they just took the Muslim world over and did terrible things to them I mean Lord Kitchener I had the great Lord Kitchener who went to avenge the death of General Gordon in Sudan. He had the message body, this is an enlightened Christian Lord from Britain in 1885 he had the mathís body dug up and then he mutilated it and had it destroyed and dispersed and then he wanted to use the skull as an inkstand. And this is a man who was a general in World War one with Winston Churchill.  So the idea of not
defending the Sudanese I mean he went killed him just because the man he was trying to defend his land and people. People have the right to defend their land. That's why the Quran said 1:56:04 1:56:05 1:56:07 1:56:08 1:56:09 That Allah doesn't prohibit you from the friending or doing good better-showing righteousness, feeling piety, al these things to people who do not oppose you in their religion and don't force you out of your homes that you are good to them and you actually can share in your money 1:56:25 1:56:28.  You can actually give them money, show then your money during and that's why in Cheria if somebody holds you up and said give me your money it's permitted to give them your money because you can just put them in a shape with Allah and just say here take it. Or you can fight and defend yourself. So either way that's acceptable.

 So jihad is a very misunderstood concept most of the time. Well thank you very much and no father images or anything and shall I really hope we need to move to a higher level and
I hope all of you I this has been some benefit to you and even if it's just things I thought for more reflection thank you very much.