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Seeing Muhammad – and each other – whole: Lesley Hazleton at TEDxRainier


Translator: Almokhtar Bukhamsin
Reviewer: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury When you’re deeply focused
on your work, you forget how it looks to others. Unless, like me, you’re
an agnostic Jew, (Laughter) what you’re deeply focused on
is Islam, and you’ve just finished writing a biography of Muhammad. And your audience might be
just a little bit nervous. (Laughter) This photo was taken
this past summer at the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque
in Abu Dhabi, and yes, that’s me in the middle. I never imagined myself
in an abaya, but in was required
for entrance, so I reminded myself that clothes
do not make the woman, and took a deep breath. There was no bolt from the blue, in fact, it felt almost elegant and since the mosque
is very beautiful, I posted the photo online, only to find that some of the reactions
were kind of – puzzling. There were Muslims,
saying, basically, Yay! You’ve become a Muslim! And then, there were Jews
saying, basically, Uyy, you’ve become a Muslim.
(Laughter) This seemed
a rather large conclusion to draw from a snapshot. So, the photo evidently
invites interpretation and the question is, why? What were the underlying
assumptions here? If I were to put this on
right now, for instance – Is this an act of honor? Or is it one of disrespect? Is it a gesture of sympathy? Or is it merely presumptuous? Or does it make no difference
what I say at this moment because all you can focus on is the fact that I’m wearing
an Islamic head scarf. In which case,
why is it so distracting? How this is seen,
has little to do with me. It’s a function
of your preconceptions and expectations, and of the agenda
that you then attribute to me. And that’s a loaded word:
Agenda. It implies ulterior motives. In which case…
let’s look at my motives. To the question
of how come I decided to write about Muhammad, my immediate answer is:
“How not?” We’re talking about one of the most influential figures
of all time! A man who radically
changed his world, and is still changing ours, so how can so many of us know so little about him? How come just the idea
of writing about him seems to be fraught
with tension? Welcome to my territory… The vast and volatile arena, in which politics
and religion intersect. Consider the renewed atmosphere of distrust and bitterness
this past summer, for instance, when an obnoxious little Youtube video
caricaturing Muhammad sparked protests
leading to dozens of deaths. There were any number
of agendas involved here, none of them good. That of the small minded bigots who made the video
in the first place. Small minded bigots
being a redundant phrase, if ever there was one…
(Laughter) Of the Saudi-financed
TV station in Cairo that picked it up
and made a big show of it, thus ensuring that
while maybe 30 people had seen it before, now millions would! Of the once reputable
news magazine, trying to revive
its fading leadership, by implying
that all Muslims worldwide were rioting in the streets, as apposed to
a few hundred extremists and often just a few dozen. It’s amazing what you can do
by cropping a photograph. There is the leader of Hezbollah,
under attack for his support of the Syrian regime’s brutal war
against his own citizens, trying to redeem himself
as a defender of Islam. And the Pakistan Minister
of Railroads, trying to hide his corruption
and ineptitude, by offering
a hundred thousand dollar bounty. And the usual
American Islamo-phobes, putting up
crude “us and them” posters in the New York and DC subways. So many people jumping
on the bandwagon. But where was
Muhammad himself in all this? Where was the man
who listened to the Quran telling him – and by extension all Muslims, to pay no attention
to taunts and mockery. Ignore them, it keeps saying, let them be, turn your face away, or in the words of Jesus:
“Turn the other cheek.” While Muhammad has certainly
been distorted by his detractors, he sometimes seems
to be equally distorted by the loudest of his
self-proclaimed defenders. Which makes it
all the more urgent that we know
who he really was. Yet the millions,
if not billions of words that have been written
about him often seem to obscure
as much as they reveal. The more of them
I plowed through, the more it felt as though
he were being weighed down, by the sheer accumulated
mass of them. What I wanted was a real feel
for the man himself. I wanted the vitality
and complexity of a full life lived. I wanted, in short,
to see Muhammad whole. And this meant steering clear
of a virtual minefield of agendas. Including piety and sentiment, and stereotype
and judgmentalism. So even as the hundreds
of research volumes piled up on my floor, my most valuable research tool may have been
this one word reminder, pinned beside my desk: Think! Take the pivotal moment
of Islam, for instance, which is what happened
to Muhammad one night in the year 610, on a mountain
just outside Mecca. He’d gone up there, it seems, in the hope of, perhaps,
a quiet moment of insight. The last thing he expected was the blinding weight
of revelation. So, what struck me in the earliest account
we have of that night, was not even so much
what happened, as what did not happen. Muhammad did not come
floating off the mountain, as though walking on air. He did not run down, shouting: “Hallelujah!”
and “Bless the Lord!” He did not radiate
light and joy. There were no choirs of angels,
no music of the spheres, no elation, no ecstasy,
no golden aura surrounding him! Not even the whole of the Quran
fully revealed, but only five brief verses. In short, he did none of the things that might make it easy
to cry foul, to put down the whole account
as an invention, a cover for some things
mundane as personal ambition. Quite the opposite. In his own reported words, he was convinced at first
that what had happened, couldn’t have been real. At best he’d thought
that it had to be a hallucination, his own mind working against him. At worst, possession, and he’d been seized
by an evil jinn, a spirit out to deceive him, even crush the life out of him. In fact, his first instinct was
to leap off the highest cliff, and escape the terror
of what he’d experienced, by putting an end
to all experience. Whether you believe the words
he heard that night came from inside himself
or from outside, it seems absolutely clear that Muhammad did experience. And that he did so
with a force that would transform
his sense of himself and his world. So that initial
panicked dis-orientation, that sundering
of everything familiar, that feeling
of being overwhelmed by a force larger than anything
the mind can comprehend, strikes me as utterly real! It’s the only response
that makes sense, it’s the only sane response, the only human one. And this is what allowed me
to begin to see Muhammad, not as a symbol, and not even as a subject, but as a man, a complex human being. And to follow
the extraordinary arc of his life, from neglected orphan
to acclaimed leader. From a marginalized outsider
to the ultimate insider. From powerlessness to power. One thing I knew
from the beginning, however, if I was to do justice
to this remarkable story, if I was to bring it alive
on the page, it had to be written
in good faith. Now, I do realize
there may be a certain irony, in an agnostic standing here talking about good faith, but there’s been
so much bad faith in every sense of the term, and we have to get beyond it. All of us. Whether we’re secular
or religious, theist or atheist
or, anywhere in between, we are all impacted by the words and actions
of extremists. What happens
in one tiny corner of the world, now reverberates globally. But whether we live
in Tehran or in Tel Aviv, in New York or in New Delhi, we do have a choice. We can refuse. Refuse, that is, to allow ourselves to be lead by anger and suspicion. Refuse to allow ourselves
to be manipulated by extremists of all stripes. Refuse their narrow vision, their comic-book distortions, their miserably small minds. We have to reclaim
the narrative. The full narrative. Beyond stereotypes, beyond snap judgements, beyond head scarves. Just as we need
to see Muhammad whole, so we need to start seeing
each other whole. In good faith. Thank you. (Applause) Thank you.

Otis Rodgers

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100 COMMENTS

  1. A. Mohsin Posted on May 18, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Blessed is the world whose women are as educated as this lady.

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  2. saniya inamdar Posted on May 18, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Amazing…..thanks for the beautiful insight…..and for the book

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  3. Stunna Jallow Posted on May 18, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Positive word from a positive woman 😍

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  4. grazzhood Posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    My right ear really enjoyed listening to her

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  5. acemax2803 Posted on May 19, 2019 at 10:33 am

    This one is on the right ear.. I enjoyed the talk so much thiugh. Thank you Lesley.. much love and may God bless you

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  6. Verona Wazir Posted on May 19, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you Leslie. I love your voice and your storytelling 💜💜💜

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  7. Zarfan Hussain Posted on May 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Wow..mindblowing love <3

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  8. Furqan UlHaq Posted on May 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Anyone who believes in one GOD that is Allah, is a Muslim

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  9. Anna Khan Posted on May 23, 2019 at 11:22 am

    👏 … 🥰

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  10. abdulhamid grema Posted on May 25, 2019 at 12:20 am

    I like this woman

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  11. walkfromthewaves Posted on May 25, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Why is this a TED talk?
    She'd make a good religious studies teacher at a high school, sure.

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  12. l M Posted on May 25, 2019 at 11:28 am

    LOL She knows Muhammad so well that she wrote a book on him but yet, she's not convinced he's the last messenger of Allah to convert to Islam. You Muslims are idiots to prop her up.

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  13. Jesus Is our LORD Amen Posted on May 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Salam Aleikum,
    May YHWH guide me to show you the truth according to the scriptures.

    The Gospel
    1 corintians 15: 1-4

    15 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

    3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures

    Grace be unto you and peace, from GOD THE FATHER and the LORD JESUS THE CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen

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  14. whamidi Posted on May 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    After 7 years, this still inspires

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  15. malis61 Posted on May 26, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Thank you. It is so easy to see parts and find division. To do so may serve analysis, but without the complimentary, synthesis, we cannot be whole again.

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  16. iwe timer Posted on May 29, 2019 at 12:57 am

    May Allah give you hidayah…

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  17. Everything Plus 10 Posted on May 29, 2019 at 3:23 am

    This lady is so wise

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  18. ACiD AGE Posted on May 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Oh now you're in my right ear…

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  19. محمد ب Posted on May 30, 2019 at 5:56 am

    my only issue with Lesley is she keeps insisting that the Prophet couldn't handle the revelation and tried to commit suicide just so he becomes more human to her. It is true that the revelation was not easy to handle but sorry I can't accept the idea that he tried to jump off a cliff to end it all. Lesley, you're making assumptions here and you have no proof. For that reason, I will not accept this assumption. No thanks.

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  20. Ismail Hashim Posted on May 30, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    The approach of this woman is not bad, but she seems to focus more on maccan history /quranic chapters. She needs to combine that with Medinan history and quranic chapters and then find a balance…

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  21. Statism is SOCIOPATHIC Posted on May 30, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    She is a vile person! Ew!

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  22. Ali Babi Posted on May 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    that ending was just amazing

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  23. Ali Abu-Talib Posted on May 30, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    We do need to see each other whole. And the first one we need to see clearly is self, on the singular and collective level. It's one thing to "believe" that one has seen Muhammad "whole." But what kind of vision would my respected colleague have if she took on a macro subject like The State Of Israel? It's a great question that Rodney King posed; "Can't We Just All Get Along?" And of course the realistic answer is, "no we can't." Not as long as the rule of law, the universal standards of decency, and the basic inalienable human rights are trumped by the will of arbitrary despots, and other might makes right entities.

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  24. Wade B Posted on May 31, 2019 at 2:26 am

    The First Muslim..'muslim' is one who 'submits'..and again and again the Quran states that Abraham, Moses and many other were 'muslimun' meaning those who submit. So the Prophet Mohammad may have send the revelation to replocaim the message, but not the First 'Muslim'. AllahuA'lam God knows Best

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  25. Kian Gee Phua Posted on June 1, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Suria 3:151 we will throw terror in the hearts of those who disbelieves.
    How can it be a religion of peace as Muslim claimed? But it is a religion of pieces of body here n pieces of body there as one professor rightly said.

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  26. Mohammed Ibrahim Khan Posted on June 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Your every sentence sounds like a last sentence of the speech.

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  27. Black Gold Posted on June 1, 2019 at 10:46 am

    War in Syria is israeli war against Assads civilians, for israeli expansion. It only serves western and israeli narrative to blame Assad.

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  28. Saïd Saïd Posted on June 1, 2019 at 11:42 am

    From syria i say only thanks to our leader our army we still alive winning this war against the west against your israhell

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  29. Mazdoctor XD Posted on June 1, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    The way she delivers the rhetorics reminds me of my English teacher in high school, so awesome!

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  30. Aleena Shafaat Posted on June 2, 2019 at 1:29 am

    👍👍👍👍💟💟

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  31. Ayatullah Muhammad Posted on June 2, 2019 at 8:31 am

    (S ❤️ A ❤️ W ❤️)

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  32. Fahad Ahmed Posted on June 2, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    My right ear really enjoyed it!

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  33. Ibaadrn 22 Posted on June 3, 2019 at 10:21 am

    You have a great insight. Just one mistake.
    "Syrian regime brutally Killing it's own people"
    That's where you are wrong.

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  34. dudu mixtural Posted on June 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    gonna cry for lesley if she dies as a non muslim

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  35. Khan Hassani Posted on June 8, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Thank you Lesley H. For a scholarly insight into the prophet Mohammad’s life.

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  36. MeeChan Yo Posted on June 8, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I could listen to her all day long

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  37. Saif Khan Posted on June 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    "How can so many of us Know so Little about him"
    (sallallahu alaihiwasallam)

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  38. Syakir Azmi Posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    A true lady. No joke I'm 24 have been travelling to almost a dozen countries. I've only found 4 of them alive these days.

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  39. James van der Hoorn Posted on June 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    So Muhammad was not a hatepreacher and a warmonger? Pray, M'lady, what Quran did you read? What hadith collections? What biographies besides Ibn Ishaq/Ibn Hisham?

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  40. Stone Cold Posted on June 19, 2019 at 12:36 am

    What a sensible women is she….My right ear enjoyed it …😁

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  41. Grigoris Karelis Posted on June 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I needed to scroll a lot to see a skninhead. What are they up to?

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  42. Jon Doe Posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:58 am

    She speaks very smoothly, does that make her right or wrong? So many people judge the words one speaks based on the tone. Why do people not look at the logic and rationality of what one is speaking rather than base their beliefs on the tone?

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  43. Ahmed Fox Posted on June 24, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    We do have a choice!
    We can refuse!
    Refuse, that is!
    To allow ourselves to be led by anger and suspicion
    Refuse to allow ourselves to be manipulated by extremists of all stripes
    Refuse their narrow vision, their miserably small minds!

    Very deep words, I'll remember for the rest of my life!

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  44. Tommy Gun Posted on July 1, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Very simple all of you how can anyone have pride we went through the passage of urine twice !!
    Just ponder on this and see if you take things more seriously or not when it comes to taunts and people making fun of Islam
    My Muslims let them say what they want just give them a smile 😊
    All praise is due rabellah ameen ,,,

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  45. peanut12345 Posted on July 1, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Liar…all the religionists of QurAN love her.

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  46. albasbas1 Posted on July 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Lezlie has seen things most people fail to see. She possesses a more advanced "higher" soul, hence her ability to bypass all the "junk" that nests in our mind and prevents us from seeing the truth.

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  47. Masroor Ahmed Khan Posted on July 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Her voice is awesome

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  48. Masroor Ahmed Khan Posted on July 4, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Agnostic talking about God and prophet. But believes muhammads first revelation from the all high

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  49. Barkatullah Durrani Posted on July 6, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Muhammad pbuh wasn't the first Muslim, Adam pbuh was the first one.

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  50. predatorL89 Posted on July 7, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Well said couldnt have put it better myself. I have soo much respect for this lady. God bless her🤲

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  51. Name Posted on July 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Oh she's a she
    Lol

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  52. Intakhab Ansari Posted on July 10, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Orientalist r actually in some way or other poisoning hearts of Muslims by studying it n not believing in it , there r several occasions in history where they led ashtray many Muslims beat eg is Abdullah bin Saba creating shiism

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  53. Billy HW Posted on July 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Stockholm Syndrome.

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  54. Adil Al Awadhi Posted on July 12, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Brilliant

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  55. AnimeShowTv Posted on July 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

    U guyz forgot to adjust the right ear volume in stereo

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  56. Rahat Gerity Posted on July 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Almighty Allāh says in glorious Qur'an which means: Say, [O Muhammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allāh to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death." So believe in Allāh and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allāh and His words, and follow him that you may be guided.

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  57. The good life AZ Posted on July 19, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    This lady , when she makes that sound between talking is triggering my misophonia so hard. Want to bash her face in.

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  58. The good life AZ Posted on July 19, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Ye randi agar chap chap ki awaaz nikalna band kare to mai sunu isko, bhen chod sali . Man kar raha hai iska sar far du every time she does chap chap. Paani peele randi saali mu sukha hai agar.

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  59. Mohd. Ashraf Posted on July 21, 2019 at 6:17 am

    A person not enlightened by light can't illuminate the truth

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  60. nizamm Posted on July 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THE LAST VIDEO I SAW OF HERS WAS ONLY FOR THE LEFT EAR. NOW THIS ONE'S ONLY FOR THE RIGHT!!! WWWTFFF

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  61. Ali Comando Posted on July 27, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Salli alla habeebina ….

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  62. Tasmia B Posted on July 27, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    She has excellent vocabulary

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  63. Salim Laher Posted on July 28, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Thank you Lesley for enlightening and reminding me of the origin of my faith. You are an amazing human being with such grace , charm and wisdom. It is a pity that so few people have such compassion , love, understanding and knowledge of the world outside their little world. I am most Most Grateful that I have come across your presentation.

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  64. ᎷᎬᎻᎬᎠᏆ ᎻᎪᏚᎪN Posted on July 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    well I have listen the previous video which only work in left ear and now this one right ear

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  65. SHARIQ • Posted on July 31, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Her one video's voice was coming onpy from the left earpiece and this only from right one

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  66. Ivan Petrov Posted on August 2, 2019 at 9:21 am

    The only sad thing is that this vid reached 410K only.

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  67. Danish Wazir Posted on August 3, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    God bless you

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  68. Charles Reidy Posted on August 4, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Of all the arrogant and condescending Ted talks I've watched, this is the worst. Muhammed was a human being, and as such, was a more complex figure than this woman's fawning account would indicate.

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  69. Jerry Berry Posted on August 5, 2019 at 10:50 am

    We all have time to refuse.. Until we are alive. After that it's ALLAH will show u what u had done, what u had accepted and what u had refused. According to that u will get good or worse rewards. Keep breathing keep refusing. But there is only ONE God(ALLAH) the creator of this universe.

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  70. Fetiya Wezir Posted on August 5, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Mohammed was not the first Muslim the first muslim was Adam peace be upon them both!!!

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  71. seek mogol Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:24 am

    This is double Jeopardy!
    Category: Here comes Quran for $1000.
    Answer: they are Aisha’s goat, Satan, Omar.
    Muhammad: who can write Quran verses?

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  72. seek mogol Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Muhammad at UN as a peacemaker
    Cry not for peace when you uppermost.
    I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. So strike above the necks, and strike off every fingertip of theirs.
    We placed shackles around the necks of the disbelievers.
    I have the order to kill infidels, kaafir,
    But It’s OK, Yes I am peace with al lah, the best of deceivers.

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  73. Yaldram Hawk Posted on August 6, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Mind-blowing…… how she really conveys the real essence of prophecy and revelation

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  74. Momad Skkar Posted on August 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    1:19 did you know Muslims protected jews for 800 years in Europe and muslims are the reasons there are jews today

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  75. SummerJ200 Posted on August 7, 2019 at 2:02 am

    I loved her book on Muhammad pbuh. Her interpretation is refreshingly human rather than romanticised.

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  76. soualmia amin Posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    am in love with her, her deep analysis, humor, charisma, her way around words

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  77. Nina SA Posted on August 10, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Thank you so much . I’ve learnt a lot from you ✨

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  78. Dhi Mancini Posted on August 11, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    7:15 no golden aura. What does she mean ?

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  79. Jerome Syed Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:14 am

    But has this lady embraced Islam?

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  80. احمد Posted on August 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Alhamdulillah , we are seeing our beloved prophet s.a.w everyday in muraqaba (spiritual state) , this state can be attained by every Muslim , but today's Muslim are not ready to sacrifice to attain this state.
    Is there anyone???

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  81. ibrahim jama Posted on August 16, 2019 at 8:54 am

    It's only Allah who has hidayah

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  82. Lighty Kalayakan Posted on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    When american can't get the oil that the meddle east have. They will get it wit guns and bullet.

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  83. FAIZ SALLEH Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:02 am

    ISIS first came out from Iraq in 1 city(dont remember the city name) that no local at all they has move out and American soldiers already surrounded and camping in that same city emmm 🤔 weird! After the ISIS came out they kill so many muslim in Iraq, Saddam hussein is CIA spy and been trained by the CIA emmm weird! 🤔

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  84. Tarik Hacialiogullari Posted on August 22, 2019 at 1:16 am

    The previous my left ear enjoyed and now my right ear enjoyed this video.

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  85. Mohammed Faraz Khan Posted on August 24, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    The title
    The First Muslim: The story of Muhammad
    I didnt get
    Adam(a.s) was the first

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  86. Kevin Fowers Posted on August 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Muhammad was indeed a peadoplie ok fact sicko

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  87. somali qudsi our's Posted on August 30, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Umar ibn al-Khattab paid a visit to him, he was moved to tears. The Prophet (sa) asked: al-Khattab, what makes you weep?

    'Umar answered: Messenger of Allah, why should I not shed tears? This mat [which 'Umar found the Prophet (sa) lying on] has left its marks on your sides and I do not see in your store room [except these few things] that I have seen. Persian and Byzantine sovereigns are leading their lives in plenty whereas you are Allah's Messenger, His chosen one, and yet that is your store!

    The Prophet (sa) said: Ibn Khattab, aren't you satisfied that for us is the prosperity of the hereafter and for them the prosperity of this world?

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  88. anabolic androgenic agents Posted on August 31, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    1.20 I don't see why God would want Jews to become muslims. Did God send the wrong message through moses or what.

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  89. Hodor Posted on September 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    This comment section make me confused. The Lady who clearly have read alot and study hard in something she, herself dont belive in and yet have the open mind and heart. She is litterly telling you go read and experiance the world without being bias. If Iam not misstaken the first word the prophet Mohammad (saw) got from God (swt) was: READ. All I see in this comment section is the bigots that she was talking about. … bigots trying go justify theyre own bigotry…. sad.

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  90. TheFog91 Posted on September 3, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Just like anciant jews who mixed lies with truth in old testament, she did the same in her book "Muhammad the first muslim" be aware….

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  91. Baktash Gorgani Posted on September 4, 2019 at 3:26 am

    My right ear enjoyed this

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  92. abedkhan noori Posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    She has yet studied a very short pile of the religion it self . As for her prophet Mohammad pbuh was the first Muslim. It shows all .

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  93. Junaid Bhatti Posted on September 11, 2019 at 6:37 am

    The way you speak and the way you are trying to tell the world about the Prophet pbuh is beautiful. Thank you! Just ordered your book as well

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  94. n1gger stomper Posted on September 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Justice for Ebba

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  95. Ahmmed Nobi Adnan Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    The FIRST Muslim isn’t Muhammad (SWS), the First Muslim Is the First Human, Adam (AWS).
    Muslim means :The One Who Submits His Will to One True God.

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