Keys to Unity

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Event Name: Keys to Unity
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I want to start with a hadith thats related by imam of Papa Ronnie with a nice knife and it's from of

The hadith says that everything has a bad which is a movement towards something and an eight ball which is a movement away from something and from the bad of this Dean from these beams coming to us moving towards us he said is that you were in blindness and ignorance and then allah subhana allah sent me with what I have to you and from

this beam coming is that a tribe will

learn thick all of them

an entire tribe the LCD huh until you

will not find in that whole tribe one

fashion or two facets one bad person or

two bad persons and then he said if they

speak these two bad persons are maharani

very Lani they're the ones that have to

shut up they're the ones that don't have

any authority and power the bad people

because they're surrounded by too many

good people so they don't have a time to

actually or an opportunity to bring

their filth into the community and then

he said if they speak out they will be

subdued conquered and belittled put down

and then he said from the movement away

of this Dean is that a favela tej fool

by Assyria Jeff a mean they'll become

harsh they'll become harsh they'll the

entire tribe until their will only

remain one or two puppies people who

understand the ding of Islam and if they

speak these two people with good

encouraging them the whole tribe will

attack them and say oh scoot be quiet

don't tell us and then he said some a

lot it was sudden if they command a good

or forbid evil they're overpowered by

these people and their weak amongst them

and you won't and they won't find anyone

to help them and anyone to give them

support I wanna and one sada people to

give them victory people to be a noun a

support for them now I just like to

mention one thing in relation to this

habit I first became Muslim almost 20

years ago when I became Muslim i think

it was after a year that i found out

that Tia mone was not permissible if

there was water when you were traveling

in other words and I love forgive me

because I don't know how many if I

prayed with I can't remember but I

learned that time home after one year of

being Muslim with Muslims living with

them after one cuz

was initially thought if you're

traveling you have a choice if you can

do time one it's a rock site makes it

easier or you can do what I didn't know

that that was wrong until after a year

of being Muslim I had some people tell

me put your hands here some people

talking to put them here some people

some people told me move the finger some

people said no keep the finger still I

started becoming bewildered what's

what's going on here what what is this

teaching and I realized after a few

years that the only way that I'm going

to get any peace of mind is to find out

for myself and I realize that I have to

first learn Arabic because the

literature and there's more literature

now in English but at that time when I

became Muslim and city of the logic in

knows that this is true and other people

around at that time there was not a lot

of literature in english and they're

certain wasn't a book sunsilk to teach

you anything about film so i realized i

had to go and find out well at that

point the trouble begins because where

do I go where do I go as a young I was

about 21 years old and I decided I want

to seek knowledge and I said where do I

go well I got an opportunity from a

wonderful man sheikh abdullah ali and

mahmoud who was a man from sharjah

sharifa in the emirates and he was an

older man who remembered he actually

rolled by camel around the the niche i

mean that's that's the era that he came

out of and he was a puppy and he was a

very spiritual and and sincere person

and he met me in London and I had just

learned some words in Arabic I was

trying to put them together I got a

little book I was trying to learn how to

speak Arabic and I said tone cave AHA

Luca and a minute America is me Hamza

you know and I'm calling Hamza is

actually a letter it's not it's not a

name it's a letter so he just all all

hired on said you have to come and study

and I'll facilitate that for you

so he actually gave me an opportunity to

go to the Emirates and a study when I

got to the Emirates I was put into a

place called an emeritus Anatomy which

is in a line and by a good or bad

fortune I went to extremely good schools

in the United States I went to private

Jesuit school and so I was used to a

very high standard of education in the

West when I went to add mahady tsunami I

found and it was a good experience for

me because I learned a lot of words

immediately like yeah hey MA yeah hubby

yeah washy yak mauch you know and the

Arabs know what it means and most of you

who don't think ever no it means because

this is what the teacher used to say to

the students constantly Oh donkey Oh

jackass Oh fool Oh idiot so I learned

those words very quickly because you

learn things that you near all the time

now I had never seen that because I grew

up in a place where the teachers

actually respected you and I and and

really this is actually we should be

crying in fact because we know now what

what that type of attitude does to

children you see if you're always being

told something you come to believe that

thing and what I saw basically was a

gross parent invitation of Western

education it was really at the lowest

levels of Western education and the

school was started by a very righteous

man with very good intentions but

unfortunately the people with the best

of intentions are still encumbered with

the difficulties on the problems that

exist from the post-colonial trauma of

the Muslim Ummah and how we get beyond

that now after a very short time there

and I was learning Arabic more and more

rapidly I met a West African scholar

from Mauritania and the first thing I

recognize is the man had light on his

face unlike a lot of the people that

were teaching me at the man had they

actually appeared sometimes actually

dark to me and I went up to him and I

said that I have some worries from he

said mauritania I said you know I'm

looking for somebody who knows how to

teach this LOM in a traditional way and

he said well that's the way I learned

and I'm a movie at the

at the Sharia Court and you can come

anytime to my house that you want to day

or night that's what he told me he gave

me his number and he gave me his address

and I started going to this man's house

and he was he would sit there and he

would say what do you want to study and

then he I would ask him questions he

would answer them he would tell me this

this and this and he would say you

should memorize this because that's the

only way to learn and I noticed the

people in that environment other more

Italians coming most of the memorize the

Quran they knew fifth they were very

clear in our understanding of his mom

and I was very affected by these people

they affected me because I hadn't seen

people like them now the secret of these

people is simply one thing and one thing

only and I'm convinced of this now after

thinking about it for a long time these

are people that the Colonials actually

never got to because they were in the

middle of the Sahara Desert and

europeans tend to not like to be in

conditions where they don't have all the

perks that go was staying there and

Mauritania is an extremely difficult

environment to stay in and like sue

diamond yang dr. cinnamon yang says you

know thank God for the the malaria

mosquito because it really helped the

West Africans out a lot against these

Europeans that came now wherever you see

the Europeans went you will see a

dismantling of the traditional Islamic

education wherever you see them go you

will see this now what's fascinating to

me I do not in any way think that

mauritania is the end-all of Islamic

education I think there are a lot of

things lacking there I really do but I

don't like other places they have not

thrown the baby out with the bathwater

you see I mean there's there's bath

water there that needs to get thrown out

but the baby is still there as well if

you go to many other Muslim countries

now it all got chucked out and this was

a gross error by the Muslims than they

were tricked and if you studied I I

advise you to read a book called social

reform in Syria because it explains how

the Western people literally change the

whole understanding of the Syrian

culture about the place of traditional

knowledge in their societies

and it took engineering and medicine and

place them on as the highest thing and

Sharia became something that was really

insignificant of another era something

that we need to get beyond in fact this

is the very thing that's held you back

and that's why you conquered us and that

is that is a lie we were not conquered

because of traditional education we were

conquered in spite of traditional

education and we have to recognize that

we were conquered in spite of

traditional education and if you don't

believe that you have to question

yourself as to why they dismantled our

universities one by one until the last

one fell in 1938 in southern morocco in

marrakech you can see this it was

systematically done why because they're

very frightened of people who know their

Dean it bothers them now just to look a

little bit about the irony really of all

of this is that the western university

system is literally stolen without any

credit from the Islamic system of

training individuals and this these

studies have been done extensively by

several orientalists of the later

periods the early under Orientals

admitted there was some influence they

did not want to admit the extent of the

influence because it's very unnerving

when you're attacking of people calling

them backward and barbaric and then

having to admit that in fact the reason

that you have become civilized and

humanized is those very people that is

problematic if you have to admit that

the reason that you take baths is

because of Muslim cleanliness that the

reason that you have gardens to enjoy

it's because of Muslim love of reminding

themselves in this world of what we

expect in the next world because gardens

are uniquely Eastern and Western Islam

phenomena you find them in Asia also

amongst the civilized Asians because the

Asians were

far more civilized than the European

gardens do not show up in Europe until

they conquer Andalusia where suddenly

these Europeans walk into these houses

with flowers all over the place and said

this Exodus nice how'd you do that it's

called cultivating your garden they

never thought about they used to throw

their garbage god de loup means what's

your head from the thesis that they used

to throw out of their windows the plague

that happens in Europe as a result of

this now we don't know our history and

if people who don't know they've done

anything like easy matic Shabazz said

we'll never be able to do anything if

you don't know you've done something you

can't do anything you have to know your

history in order to become people of

history in other words in order for

those who come after us to say those are

great people you have to know that those

who went before you were great people as

well and we have to inculcate this

deeply in the minds and hearts of our

youth we have to recognize that we are

from a great tradition we are from the

tradition of thinkers saco de dino rossi

says in one of his books that he met a

Christian a keva an atom from the

Christians a scholar and he started

talking to him about what he believed he

said the man didn't have any foundation

for speaking because he didn't

understand intellectual underpinnings of

managua of a dialectic so he said to

this Christian he said listen I want to

teach you one thing and this is it it's

a kinda aplia I'm going to teach you

this and he said the fight he does this

the rule is this if you have a delisle

then you have to have a module if you

have an indication of something there

has to be the thing that it indicates as

well they go together there's a colossal

but if you don't have the Daneel it

doesn't necessarily mean you don't have

them at low in other words if you don't

have the indicator doesn't necessarily

mean the thing indicated doesn't exist

an example the world indicates Allah

subhanAllah Dada if there isn't a world

that doesn't mean there's not a loss of

Nana what

because Allah was before there was a

world so he explained this to this man

and he said I sure are a lazy can he run

for them as that matter what does AHIMA

ho he found is very difficult to

comprehend so I really worked on him

until he finally got it and at the point

he got it I said so let me ask you

something why do you say Jesus is gone

he said because I and Mota he brought

the dead to life and he said oh so

that's your deal that ISA is got the

module is that he need his God because

the Deville he brought things to life

that were dead and he said yes and he

said well that means then that you have

to say Musa is a God also because Musa

threw down a staff that was an inanimate

object and it became a living snake and

he said no no we don't say that either

why not didn't you agree with me that

this is a sound intellectual principal

and he said well I'm getting confused

pr4 boogie till daddy cough up that's

what he says Imam father says boo

utility company became because he won

him over and all at that point he just

has what's called Yahoo he has Jeff ooh

he can now at that point he'll reject it

but he knows it's true you see this is

Giroud and this is the essence of kufa

now imam sanusi commentating on this

story says the Christians really have

the most difficult time understanding

things so how is it that these people

who couldn't understand something I and

he was one of their scholars how is it

now that they are teaching fuzzy logic

that they teach you boolean logic that

they teach you these ugly-ass how is it

that they've learned these Sciences well

if you study how it is they got it

through interaction with the Muslims

Roger Bacon who was teaching in England

used to wear a Saracen road and a turban

and was accused by the Church of England

of apostasy because he was teaching that

the Muslims actually had important

things that we should learn this is a

medieval scholastic

the Pope was sending Christians down to

learn from the Muslims in and Lucia now

as you look at the university system

because there are no universities in the

west until they start looking at how the

Muslims are teaching their students this

is the fact the university introduces

the concept of Mencia dos ND which is a

license to teach a direct translation of

a 5th century 4th 5th century word each

other to therese a permission to teach

what was granted by adam who had studied

with an atom and given him ii jaza to

give to a student a permission to teach

and at that point he was called medeiros

doctor doctor is in fact someone who had

the license to teach but before he could

be given a license to teach in the West

he had to bring for the theses and prove

it before a group of scholastics now

where did they get that before somebody

would get a license to teach amongst the

Muslim set at ella's hard at the Pharaoh

we mean at other places he had to sit

before a group of scholars and he would

be asked question he would give a fatwa

and he would have to defend the fatwa

and if he couldn't defend it he would

not get an e jaza to teach because he

was not considered of a level in which

he could teach people you can see this

is right the chair they call it the

chair of a department where did they get

that from they're all sitting in chairs

in the university why call the professor

the chair because in the Muslim world