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- Qatada -
11-15-2006, 04:44 PM
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Any tips? :)
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seeker_of_ilm
11-15-2006, 04:47 PM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
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Any tips? :)
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I know there are some things that people seem to disagree with about Tabligh Jamat, but in essence, I have seen a lot of people turning from druggy's and absolute nutcases, and now they have completely turned their lives around, due to Tabligh Jamat. Although not been myself, so can't say much.
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- Qatada -
11-15-2006, 04:53 PM
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Masha'Allaah.. i've had an idea but never actually put it into practise.

I was thinking that we could book the masjid for like an hour or something - per week, and get some really good lectures which focus specifically on the youth.




These lectures would be on different topics, and their would be about 4 different sets of lectures being played in different corners of the masjid. [depending on how much space and people the masjid has]

Before these lectures get played, the main person who organised this can give a brief intro on the lectures so that the people can decide which lecture they want to listen to. So they have a feeling of choice and freedom.




Obviously it won't just be audio, but each person from the 4 groups could get a laptop and give a powerpoint presentation while playing the lecture to keep them busy, and even so they can take notes insha'Allaah.



This is better for the people who don't get better speakers in their area. And also something to interest the youth. Males separate, and females separate.


PS: Good site for lectures: http://kalamullah.com/
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habiibti
11-15-2006, 04:53 PM
Assalamu aleikum

I dont know if it is gonna help but this is what we do.

1.There alot of community events that are hala unfortunately many muslims dont take part,sign up.let them know we are not just some isolated people.

2.We invite all woman no matter what her believes are,to a cooking session.da fun part,in da cooking session,they are no chefs,people make something together and we eat together.and convosations sparkle,and u will be surprised of how little they know of muslims,and they little they know isnt that good.

3.Nursing homes,last year a group of us went into a nursing home to see a friends mum who was staying there,while there,we ended up talking to a supervisor who told us how much they would like to have some people from outside to talk to residents.we started doing that after some time.Most of them are just waiting for their death and has given up on life.
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Sabriina
11-15-2006, 05:42 PM
We have Quran memorisation on weekends and ahadith studies on 2 days after school.
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Umar001
11-17-2006, 06:59 PM
We have big masjid which close after salah.
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- Qatada -
11-17-2006, 07:37 PM
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Yeah, i meant practical tips.. most of the youth mess about in the streets - & sister habibti explained in another thread how the youth in that area can spend their time helping the elders (i.e. if the elders don't know the english language) to go to the doctors and stuff.. i thought that was really clever masha'Allaah.


Instead of making the masjid just an area for salaah, it could also be a youth center with halaal activities so the youth would come more often insha'Allaah, while learning about islaam or bringing friends over etc.
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- Qatada -
03-24-2007, 03:28 PM
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anymore tips?
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chacha_jalebi
03-24-2007, 05:09 PM
salaam :D

1st you gota be known in the area bro :D that way if you go to the youth and say bla bla they will obviously listen and have respect 4 ya, also if your come to their level and talk to them then it really works. i know it sounds great sayin "at the mosque theres gona be a speech or session and come to it" but lets be honest lol how much people actually turn up? so you gota go to their level and do dawah, sit wit em on the bus, tube, when playin footy, cricket, walkin home, whenever :D and soon you wil realise that once you get through 2 like 2-3 ppl they will go round tellin more people and then eventually you can ask the council to build another mosque in ya area :p :D inshallah
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IbnAbdulHakim
03-24-2007, 07:06 PM
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keep it going, this thread is changing something inside me i can feel it! subhanAllah
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IbnAbdulHakim
03-24-2007, 08:24 PM
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i think what chacha jalebi said seems to be the most practical, we should all work on getting to know the people in our area right? Conduct ourself beautifully so that they feel safe and secure around us, and then we can slowly invite them towards our ways.


ok i guess we have to start going up to people that seem a little worried and start asking them "whats up :)" lol, i hope it works out, may Allah help us all
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- Qatada -
03-24-2007, 08:31 PM
:wasalamex


Yeah thats well known in the lifetime of the Messenger of Allaah sal Allaahu alayhi waSalam ^ he would talk to people on the streets, and because he had good manners - he would recite Qur'an to them, they would become muslim straight up lol.

So maybe you could use points from Qur'an to make people think.. and remember to have good manners! Most people want friends, but they feel its a harsh world.. so by being good, they'll want to be your friend and therefore you can encourage them in their dawah also.
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IbnAbdulHakim
03-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
:wasalamex


Yeah thats well known in the lifetime of the Messenger of Allaah sal Allaahu alayhi waSalam ^ he would talk to people on the streets, and because he had good manners - he would recite Qur'an to them, they would become muslim straight up lol.

So maybe you could use points from Qur'an to make people think.. and remember to have good manners! Most people want friends, but they feel its a harsh world.. so by being good, they'll want to be your friend and therefore you can encourage them in their dawah also.
:salamext:

inshaAllah, yeah we should try memorise some ayyat in arabic aswell and learn the translation, that way they might feel something due to Allahs words inshaAllah.

And also lets try not do it in crowds lol, we want the person to feel safe and secure remember, im going to try do it on my own :)
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jzcasejz
03-24-2007, 09:20 PM
Khalid Yasin Said He Spends More Time In The Streets Then He Does In Da Masjid. This Shows How Willing He Was And How He Would Get His Hands And Feet Dirty In Search Of The Treasure.

^ lol Sorry I Could'nt Contribute Much To This Thread...But Just Posted This So It Would Be An Inspirational Example For Us. :)
InshaAllah If I Can Think Of Anything...Then I'll Post...
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milestones
04-23-2007, 09:50 PM
As salaam u alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa baraakatuhu

I have also been wanting to do something in my area for non muslims aswell. I agree with chacha jalebi, the first step is to go to them, try to get to their level.

I was thinking that we could agree on a topic/ayah/hadeeth to talk about with them, set a day where we all go in our own areas and then come back and write feedback.

What do you think about talking to non-muslim racists and drug users, how would we begin to talk to them?

One important factor that I think is that we should use wisdom and patience when talking to them. In my area they are verbally abusive so it will take 'strong ears' to put up with it and get our point through to them.

wasaalaam
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- Qatada -
04-23-2007, 09:56 PM
:wasalamex


In regard to the racists or drug dealers etc ^ sometimes its better to go with protection, like it may be better for guys to go to them if there is danger that the person will get attacked.

I've also heard in lectures that when doing dawah, going in groups [maybe pairs?] is better than going alone. Since if you fall [physically or even say something wrong by mistake - that companion can protect you/correct you etc.]


About giving dawah in the neigbourhood, you could start off with treating neighbours with respect, kindness etc [obviously with non mahrams it can be dangerous so thats better to avoid] - then it could lead to talking abit, then a little bit of dawah can start off from there because the trust is settled now.


Here's a good thread where we explained what's good to discuss in dawah:
http://www.islamicboard.com/campaign...ips-ideas.html


Also - guidance is in the Hands of Allaah azawajal, so we need to pray to Him for their guidance and convey the message clearly with wisdom.
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milestones
04-23-2007, 10:15 PM
Jazakallahkhair for your reply

I understand what you have said about sisters and have found this a problem aswell. When we are out we do get comments often, how should a Muslim woman deal with such comments when they are from non-muslim teenage or younger boys and even men, should we reply and gear the conversation towards islam or just ignore them and walk on? What about when they are girls/women?

wasalaam
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abu abdurrahman
04-24-2007, 01:28 PM
I've heard of some sisters doing a sisters getting together at a particular muslimah's house. some did food others did activities like make up/hair etc. there were no kids there and there was no real pressure to do much with regards to lessons... just a chance for sisters to be around sisters. ... and for the brothers waiting at home for their wives to come home all made up for them!!
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- Qatada -
04-24-2007, 01:29 PM
:wasalamex


Try to stay away from areas where you know you will get negative comments, especially where there are non mahram men etc, and also stick with quite a few people in groups so you've always got backup and support.

I think you should leave it upto brothers to give dawah to guys, and you as sisters should give dawah to the females though, but if you feel they will be a major threat - then ignore them and move on.


Also remember these verses from Qur'an in your dawah:


Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says, "I am of those who bow in Islam"?

[Qur'an 41:33]


Tafsir Qur'an Fussilat 41:34


[وَلاَ تَسْتَوِى الْحَسَنَةُ وَلاَ السَّيِّئَةُ]


(The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal.) means, there is a huge difference between them.


[ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ]

(Repel (the evil) with one which is better,) means, `when someone does you wrong, repel him by treating him well,' as `Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "There is no better punishment for one who has disobeyed Allah with regard to you, than your obeying Allah with regard to him.''


[فَإِذَا الَّذِى بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِىٌّ حَمِيمٌ]


(then verily he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.) means, `if you treat well those who treat you badly, this good deed will lead to reconciliation, love and empathy, and it will be as if he is a close friend to you and he will feel pity for you and be kind to you.' Then Allah says:


[وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ]


(But none is granted it except those who are patient) meaning, no one accepts this advice and works according to it, except for those who can be patient in doing so, for it is difficult for people to do.

[وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَآ إِلاَّ ذُو حَظِّ عَظِيمٍ]

(and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion) means, the one who has a great portion of happiness in this world and in the Hereafter. `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas explained this Ayah: "Allah commands the believers to be patient when they feel angry, to be forbearing when confronted with ignorance, and to forgive when they are mistreated. If they do this, Allah will save them from the Shaytan and subdue their enemies to them until they become like close friends.''


[وَإِمَّا يَنَزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ]


(And if an evil whisper from Shaytan tries to turn you away, then seek refuge in Allah.) means, the devils among men may be deceived by your kind treatment of him, but the devils among the Jinn, when they insinuate their evil whispers, cannot be dealt with except by seeking refuge with the Creator Who gave him power over you. If you seek refuge with Allah and turn to Him, He will stop him from harming you and bring his efforts to naught. When the Messenger of Allah stood up to pray, he would say:

«أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ السَّمِيعِ الْعَلِيمِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ، مِنْ هَمْزِهِ وَنَفْخِهِ وَنَفْثِه»


(I seek refuge in Allah the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shaytan and his evil insinuations, breath and impurity.)'' We have already stated that there is nothing like this in the Qur'an, apart from the passage in Surat Al-A`raf, where Allah says:


[خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِض عَنِ الْجَـهِلِينَ - وَإِمَّا يَنَزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ]


(Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish. And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytan, then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.) (7:199-200) and the passage in Surat Al-Mu'minun where Allah says:


[ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ السَّيِّئَةَ نَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَصِفُونَ - وَقُلْ رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيـطِينِ - وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ ]

(Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best-Acquainted with the things they utter. And say: "My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayatin. And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.'') (23:96-98)
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tomtomsmom
04-24-2007, 01:45 PM
I don't know how this would work but here it went very well from what I heard.

Our local mosque worked with a local church and temple (sorry if that isn't the Jewish place of worship, I don't really know alot about that faith) and together they held a type of "spring fling". It was basically a big gathering at a local park to bring everyone together and let them learn. There was food and lectures and activities for the kids. Perhaps that could be helpful in other places.
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IbnAbdulHakim
04-24-2007, 01:47 PM
:peace:

hey tomtom... i hope you dont mind me asking and perhaps you already have been asked and sorry bro fi for going offtopic but, how is it that your not a muslim? you seem to have the beautiful morals of a muslim woman.


i hope you dont mind me asking...?

if you do feel free to ignore :)
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tomtomsmom
04-24-2007, 01:58 PM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
:peace:

hey tomtom... i hope you dont mind me asking and perhaps you already have been asked and sorry bro fi for going offtopic but, how is it that your not a muslim? you seem to have the beautiful morals of a muslim woman.


i hope you dont mind me asking...?

if you do feel free to ignore :)
LOL bro, no I don't mind you asking. Perhaps I should have someone to make a sticky so everyone who asks me that I can point them to the sticky:D

I have been told that I am a muslim at heart and just don't know it yet. Many of the major beliefs of being a muslim (5 pillars) I think are right. However, when it comes down to it I am spoiled and selfish. I want to be able to take my kid swimming and not just sit and watch. I want to spend christmas with my family. That is just the short of the long list of things that as of right now, I am not yet strong enough to give up. Perhaps one day I will have to strenght and courage to take the final step.
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IbnAbdulHakim
04-24-2007, 02:00 PM
^ i hope you wont hate me for mentioning but you can enjoy all that and muuch more as a muslim, your heart will be filled with new teachings and your son will be given guidance by Allah.

please dont procrastinate, god forbid i wouldnt want you to die before becoming a muslim :(
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IbnAbdulHakim
04-24-2007, 02:02 PM
and again please dont hate me but :X


if you give up something for the sake of Allah he will replace you with something better :), you just got to put your trust in him azzawa jal, he will provide you from ways you never expected

^ from da sheikh :D
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zaria
04-24-2007, 02:11 PM
As Salaamu Alaikum,

My sister use to have Taleems at her home for the Muslimah. I strongly recommend Jawala and Alimah Scouts. My ibn's go every friday they help teach the young ibn's how to embrace their religion, they go camping winter/summer. Paint balling, Hiking, archery all kinds of things that keeps them occupied. I love it.
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Angelzz
11-27-2007, 11:27 PM
I dont know about other countries -- but here in australia mainly sydney and melbourne not sure about the other states --- a couple of the larger masjids have a OPEN DAY annually -- where they advertise it heavily in the community for locals to come and have a guided tour of the masjid, meet brothers and sisters, ask questions get to know muslims and islam in a fun friendly environment and staying true to the Aussie way of life --- they have a big barbie (halal of course)

I know when i was thinking of reverting i just missed an open day and it was disappointing cause i didnt know any sisters and thats the only time i thought i woulda been strong enough to waltz into a masjid on my own lol and its a great way for those who want to revert a chance to meet new muslim friends etc.

And of course you must let members of our own muslim community know too as they need to be a bit more relaxed with the broader community who may not know the dress rules.

I personally think they should do one of these every month or every couple of months -- one a year is just not enough.
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Angelzz
11-27-2007, 11:50 PM
Our lost youth -- are in need of Ilm (knowledge) and dawah.

We need brothers and sisters who are knowledgable in the deen to reach out to our non practising youth and teach them and encourage them back to the deen back to the masjids back to the sunnah and back to Allah swt.

There should be a focus group specifically for this cross section of the muslim community and inshaallah work towards teaching them the REAL islam.
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crayon
12-11-2007, 03:31 PM
Living in Saudi Arabia, I don't share the same problem as many of you guys here.

I'd think just bringing people together in general would do the trick, meeting with other muslims in your area. Organizing fund raisers, parties for Eid, quran lesson, etc. All that good stuff. :)
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Woodrow
12-11-2007, 04:08 PM
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Here in Austin there does not seem to be any major problem. But, we do not face many issues the rest of the world faces.

As a group the Muslims are among the most successful. Nearly all are employed in professional fields or are university students. As a result the Muslim population
is seen in very light. And The wealthy Muslims do contribute much to the commuhity that benefit all, Muslims and non-Muslims.

So I would say that the act of giving back to the community serves several purposes it keeps Islam fresh and shows the truth that we are a benefit and not a threat. as result the Muslims engage in many projects the bring us together. It is jihad but a jihad that builds and does not destroy. We feel good about ourselves and even the non-Muslims can see the love we have for Islam.
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cute123
05-12-2008, 11:26 AM
Mashallah Tallah , i love to see all you people work like this. May Allah bless u all in ur efforts and make ur ways easy.
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aqsakhan
11-11-2008, 11:55 AM
i hope this post is started again
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aqsakhan
11-11-2008, 11:57 AM
its lovely to here such good things and yes the most important thing is AKHLAAQ which today we muslims are lacking here in india in mumbai many ppl think tht muslims are low in sense of tidyness and akhlaaq misbehave or tht and some feel tht its all just dikhaawa i hope its understood tht akhlaaq was themost important thing we shud reallly have to improve for the sake of our islam hope we understand it soon
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Dawud_uk
01-19-2009, 07:52 AM
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me and some brothers got together to try to do somethign simular in our area, but it collapsed after a short period due to commitment being lacking and other brothers leaving the area but here is some of the things we decided to work towards...

A. Need to built a Jamaat first, upon the correct Aqeedah and manhaj so we can then go forward together to help the rest of the community.
This first one is most important, as i heard Sheikh Khalid say, you are not going to get orange trees if you plant with lemon seeds.

B. Education of ourselves, and of others to make sure we have the knowledge to do what we need to do.
This is also important and should be ongoing, classes for the people involved in the project or regular classes you all attend together to build brotherhood as well as increase knowledge.
This also shouldnt shop you getting started, but instead be something you look to as you go along.

C. Increase Brotherhood and Sisterhood, to try to help muslims help and support their brothers and sisters, to become one community.
We started youth football and jogging in the park for all the brothers, also held a couple of get togethers at brothers houses where we got some food and just sat and talked after one brother gave us a short reminder whilst we were there.

D. Management and Organisation, to see that the project is correctly managed and led with the right person to do each job and that the project is not under managed or over managed.
I cant stress this enough, if you've got some guy who can hardly speak english in charge of da'wah to non muslims it is really not going to go far.
Also, dont over manage, minute and agendas everywhere, titles etc, this stuff is useful later but clutters things up and stops you going for your other aims in the long run.
But if you don't organise at all, you lose track of what you are doing, it is hard to focus as an organisation.

E. Helping the Youth, to help the youth get away from the street and haram, organizing events and activities for them.
Like i said, we started youth football, but also just talking to the youth and trying to listen to them and help them.

F. Naseehah – Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil amongst the Muslims to see that the Muslim community becomes stronger in the deen.
Very important, but also difficult as many people do not accept that other muslims can try to give them advice and tell them what to do.

G. Dawah to the Kuffar, to call the disbelievers towards Tawhid and Islam.
This is not actually difficult, like others have said, masjid open days, da'wah stall, walking in the street and just talking to people. calling people to islam requires much less knowledge about the deen than calling muslims back to islam.

H. New Muslim Support, to see that when people embrace Islam they are given the correct support and guidance to help them learn the deen.
Lets face it most masaajid haven't got a clue on how to treat new muslims, either they smoother them or they don't know what to do with them so totally leave them alone. Ideally get a brother or sister who has become muslim a few years ago and is practicing to look after the new muslims as they know the pitfalls and problems they will face.

I. Helping the Aseer / Becoming a Local Pressure group, to help the political prisoners amongst the muslims, to try to influence local and later national media towards a more positive impression of Islam and muslim issues.
This last one was something important to us as we all had friends who have been locked up on pretty flimsy evidence or for just speaking the truth and most muslims are not aware of the duty to support the aseer and help their families.
We also wanted to start writing press releases to the local papers and later national papers but never really got around to it.
Ok, those were our ideas, feel free to use and pass on or do what you like with it, inshallah i am hopeful to get another set of brothers together soon and start again but we'll have to see, but i have spoken to the imam of the local masjid and he seems quite supportive of being a bit more organised in da'wah so we'll see.
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