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Jumuah Khutbah on January 13, 2017.
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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
teaches us a very important and vital lesson. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us kulu Kumara wakulla como una Andhra yet he, each and every single one of you is in a position of responsibility. And each and every single one of you will be asked about the responsibility that they were given that they were entrusted with.
I wanted to talk about the lessons of leadership. And I'll explain how that pertains to each and every single one of us. But I wanted to talk about this particular lesson here today, because it's important to understand exactly what conversations are going on and what our context is and to be relevant to our times that obviously this coming Monday is Martin Luther King Day. And whenever that whenever that occasion, that moment comes around. There's always a lot of discussion about leadership. There's a discussion about the legacy of the man there's a discussion about the very remarkable work that he and others that is time like our dear brother, Mulliken, Chavez, Malcolm X
Rahim, Allahu taala, were able to do, having said that there's also a lot of discussions pertaining to leadership. And so I thought that while we will hear and we will read, and we will, you know, be seeing a lot of discussions pertaining to leadership, that we have a little bit of a perspective about the prophetic paradigm of leadership. How is leadership defined within the Koran How is leadership demonstrated within the example of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So when we look at the leadership of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. The Quran first and foremost, defines the most essential qualities of leadership, the most vital, the most necessary, the most essential, and that is when Allah subhanaw taala speaks about the prophets, Allah introduces the profits a lot easier to humanity. And when Allah says da da, da, kumaraswamy, Roman unphysical
they're came to you a messenger from amongst you.
That leadership, the most effective form of leadership is one that is from amongst the people.
And what that means what that necessitates is not only that for future generations, looking forward into the future and our the future of our community, we should always be concerned about cultivating leadership from within the community. That is something that has to constantly be taking place. And that's something we as an entire community have to work together in regards to how do we develop how do we foster how do we encourage how do we bring up the future generations of leadership
that these young men and women that we see that have the character and have the passion and the desire to teach them, to mentor them, to grow them, to facilitate them to encourage them and bring them up together as a community. This is something that profits allottee some did very, very effectively.
One of the remarkable things that is narrated in the Muslim world of bizarre, very famous compilation of Hadith.
He mentions that at all times, particularly in during the era of Medina.
There were always constantly 20 young people that were always around the profits of lobbyists and
20 young men who are constantly around the profits of lobbyists are learning from him, praying with him eating with him walking with him talking with him. And the prophets a lot Islam invited these young men and he made them spend time with him to cultivate them. That's why it's no surprise that the next generation was in such good hands.
When you had people like more admin Javelin when you had people like Abdullah bin Omar Abdullah bin Ibis and Abdullah bin Ahmed bin, Allah, Allah, Allah subhanaw Malik.
And the list goes on and on. When you had these people. This is why the next generation of Muslims that came along.
And while the Sahaba are always superior, they always have their virtue that is written in stone. But the Sahaba themselves would say when sometimes somebody would come to me with a question about the Quran to Abdullah, but he would send them to the his own students go and ask him, Abdullah bin or the Allahu taala. And someone asked him a question of the Sierra. And he pointed to Muhammad in his house. And he said that we were there, but he knows it better.
We were there but he knows it better. That's why Islam grew and flourished. So remarkably, in the next generation, that till today, most of our scholarly heritage goes back to that particular generation.
The answers to our questions. The wisdoms embedded within the Quran and the life of the prophets, a lot of them still we refer back to that generation.
The prophets a lot of the time understood this was a task. So that narration I mentioned a bazaar where he constantly a 20 young people around him all the time learning constantly developing them, mentoring them, training them.
And then on top of that you had the profits on the level on a usnm, who took someone like Well, I've been jumping over the Allahu taala under his wing and started teaching him from very early on. So much so that even before the profits, a lot of them departed from this world before he passed away. He was able to trust he then encouraged more. He sent him to start leading prayer for the people of boo selama who were right on the edge on the outskirts of the city of Medina. They needed their own salon for fudging a shot because they weren't able to make it into the machines of the profit zone. There were many people there was Abu Bakar in Manali, radi Allahu taala, how much marine? There were
many people but the promises of them said, well, I've been given a young 20 something year old man who had been learning from the profits, a lot of them for the last 567 years. He sent him to go start leaving prayers for them. And guess what moglin Japan messed up. He made a mistake.
As everybody does when they're learning how to do things, they come to the profits a lot easier when they say he prolongs the prayer. He makes it too long. We come in late at night from the fields. And then he starts leading these long prayers and it becomes very difficult. One man came to the Prophet system said I started skipping the congregational prayer because he takes too long. And the process I'm called to him and reprimanded him and told him the proper way to do things. But guess what he did? Then Then he said, Now go back and lead it properly. He didn't banish him. He didn't write him off. See, this is why we don't have these young people do these things. None of this is why we have
these young people do these things.
And when the profits a lot of them went to Makkah for the conquest of Mecca, before he left Makkah, he left wildeman Jabba the Allahu Allahu there, now teach these people they're dealing with monka he trusted him with Makkah with the GABA with the Haram.
And then before the Prophet salami, some departed from this world, he again said Marvin jumbo to Yemen. Now go teach them there then.
This was the methodology of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have to have this perspective in our community of constantly creating, creating a fostering a nourishing environment where we grow, we raise people, and we develop people for the future.
The prophets, Allah teaches us and Hekmatyar has not been wisdom is to have foresight.
The second thing is, in perspective of this, that we have when it comes to understanding the development of the future leadership of the community, the ayah tells us that the leaders from must be from amongst the people. Number one we need to develop leaders from within the community. Number two, if I already find myself in a position of leadership, even though I might not be from amongst the people. That happens. That happens. We've seen it in our communities many many times and this is not to speak ill or downgrade or diminish the role of our senior scholars.
They're extremely respected and revered by us they are necessary for us. They have
The Wisdom the experience that we do not possess. But when it becomes a responsibility of that senior leadership who might not be from the actual people, it becomes their responsibility to sit with the people then spend time with the people what's been left. Mr. Levy Nader honorable belladati Well, that's why the profits along the supply accrue for them. The profits A lot of us have never ate alone.
He never ate alone. He always sat me with somebody else.
He would sit with the people de Medina and Bianca the professor was not from Medina.
But by the end of his life, you wouldn't be able to tell that if you came to Medina for the very first time, you wouldn't be able to tell that he wasn't a Medina
because of his relationship with the Medina and people.
When he told the Medina and people that if all of humanity went one way in the unsought of Medina went the other way I go with the unsolved
when he told the Medina people, the unsalted the Sahaba, he told them that today let everyone take things home today and you take home the Messenger of Allah.
He was born in a company passed away of a demon. And he said on the Day of Judgment, I will be resurrected amongst the people of Medina.
He became from amongst the people, and he won their hearts. So that's the second introduction, second responsibility of leadership in this introduction to leadership that ally gives us in the upper arm as he's gonna lay him out. And the second thing Allah tells us about the leadership of the prophets a lot, he said, I'm his eyes, he's gonna Halima need to hurry sooner
than he feels your pain, and he's worried about your well being. He feels your pain, and he is fully invested and concerned and worried about your well being.
That level of empathy,
that level of care and consideration, selflessness, it is not just to care about somebody, but it is to care about somebody, while caring less about yourself, which is one word, we call it empathy,
to feel somebody else's pain, to cry with people, to sit with people to laugh with people,
to share their joy in their happiness, but also their sadness and their sorrow.
to care more about people than you even care about yourself. That's that empathy of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam after the Battle of the ends. The prophets of modernism suffered so much on the day of offered, he himself was brutally injured, his face was bleeding, his lip was busted, his teeth were broken and cracked. His cousin was murdered, killed. His uncle was not only martyred, killed, but he was mutilated his body was torn apart afterwards.
He had to break the news to his arms about her little brother, that this is what that what's happened to him. And the prophets a lot. He was struggling so much the saga saying that when you looked at the body of Hamza, his uncle, there was so much pain, that he felt that we could physically hear his chest like grinding.
So much pain and difficulty he felt. Now think about somebody in that much pain and that much suffering in that moment, just having buried 70 of his own companions, his friends, his students, the people he had worked on.
And amidst all of that, while he's dealing with all of this,
he looks across the room and he sees Java.
Java is a young man 20 something years old.
And his father was killed in
in Java was very close to his father.
And he was heartbroken at the loss of his father. And Java had seven younger sisters. And overnight,
literally, he became a father to seven little girls.
Because his father said, If anything happens to me, they're your responsibility.
So this 20 year old man goes from losing his father, his best friend, his mentor,
and then inheriting basically the responsibility of seven children, seven miners.
Can you imagine he's standing there just dazed, tears streaming down, His face is dazed.
What do I even do? Where do I even begin? And the process comes in so much physical, emotional pain.
And in the midst of all of this, he has the ability to look across the room, see Japanese face and say, Japanese
Jabba needs a shoulder to cry on right now. And the prophets Allah He immediately puts his own payment side and he walks across the room and he embraces jabber and jabber cries on the shoulder, and he tells him Don't worry, son, don't worry.
Allah has honored your father.
Since the moment he found the battlefield the lesson angels to spread their wings over his body so the sun would not touch his body.
Your father isn't technically for those. Don't worry. So it'll be okay. I'm here for you.
This was the empathy of the profits a lot. So to be able to put somebody else's pain aside and focus after the Battle of motor
the profits along the son lost his cousin who was like a younger brother to him Jaffa, he lost the basically he kind of like his adopted sons they've been hiding.
So much loss was suffered.
But the widow of Jonathan was mourning.
And he goes over to our home. And he puts his own pain aside, and he sits down and he consoles her.
And she says, What about my kids, my boys, they're gonna grow up without their father who's gonna take care of them? And he said, Why do you worry, I'm here. I will be here for them in this world and the next. And then amidst all that pain, look at the process that someone is able to do. He notices that their hair is kind of getting big. They're getting messy looking the kids the boys do the little kids. So he asked for some scissors and he sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, You know what?
The leader of all of humanity, the leader of all the prophets, he sits there and gives these boys a haircut.
Cuts their hair says look at them, they look beautiful.
This is the empathy of the officers on the second lesson and leadership. Allah teaches us in the Quran from the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that we have to put others before ourselves. Now, no one's saying that this is easy. And no one's saying that this will not be difficult, but we must. That is what is required. That is the mandate. That's what's necessary, will make me Nina openra, Haman. And particularly with those who are within the fold those who are our subordinates, those who have to listen to us.
Those that we might have some type of authority over.
We have to remember to be very merciful and very kind and compassionate with them. Just because you do have power over someone doesn't mean that you have to exercise it. Just because you do have authority over someone doesn't mean that you have to bring it crashing down on their heads.
mercy and compassion.
That is what inspires people. That is what wins people. That is what brings about loyalty.
These are the lessons in leadership from the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala lays out for us through the example of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I wanted to add a couple of things that the prophets Allah Islam teaches us from just one particular story that are found very remarkable.
Towards the end of the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in the ninth year of higit, on
Yahoo Luna feeding the lucky fortune when people were coming into Islam, tribe after tribe wave after wave delegation after delegation is called the AMA food. delegations were just flying intimate in concept. And the prophets, a lot of them was receiving people and they were embracing Islam, accepting Islam and going back home with their message. One delegation that comes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has already become Muslim, but I've come to accept Islam, we have come to meet the prophets a lot, he suddenly gives the oath of allegiance to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a tribe, but no Abdullah pace.
But no, this was a tribe.
They had been traveling from very far for very long. There were about a half a dozen individuals in the delegation.
When they arrived in Medina, they were so anxious and so excited to see the profits a lot of that as soon as they arrive outside the machines, they all just jump off their camels or animals, leave them wherever they're out wandering about, they jump off, and they just run inside the machine to see the profits a lot.
I mean, imagine somebody just pulls up right out outside of here, leaves the car running leaves the door open and just walks right in, and the car's door open running outside.
Half a dozen of them.
The leader of the tribe who was in the delegation, his name was a chef,
a chef, he sees this says this is not right, this is not appropriate. So he goes and he ties his camela properly, he gets all their animals ties them up properly. Then he removes all the valuables of their belongings, takes them off, you know, gathers them together. Then he realizes we've just come off the road traveling for days and nights on end. So then he takes out a clean pair of clothes. He goes in he washes and cleans himself up and he puts on a nice clean pair of clothes. And then he walks into the machine
and he's missing out.
They're already in there for 30 minutes with the profits alone. He said he's missing out.
When he gets inside what does he see? He sees that the profits a lot of these are sitting there quietly just looking down to sitting there quietly and the rest of the delegates
Just sitting around him quietly. The profits are the same when they came in. He asked them he said that Where's your leader?
And they said, Oh, I think he's outside just tying things up. The professor said, then we shall wait for him.
He just sits there quietly. And when a judge walks in the profits along the Simpsons,
And he makes room for him next to him. He says, Come sit here with me. He greets him and sits him down.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then began speaking and addressing the people. And the prophets a lot of the time at that time said something really remarkable. He says in the future, hustle attaining, you have two qualities, you have boohooman luck. God loves these two qualities. And he knew well Anna,
literally translated, formerly translated the brothers and kind of screwed in let's make some room at the door inshallah.
Allah him often is translated as forbearance.
But it just means like this very patient wise approach to things, a very thoughtful approach. And that refers to serenity and calmness, you have just a lot of thoughtfulness, you are very thoughtful and deliberate in your action, and you are very calm and relaxed. And Allah loves the two qualities and the prophets a lot. He said them, he commented on what a remarkable leader he was. And this is why I meant when some of the hookah ma some of the great scholars of the past have given us this piece of wisdom, they say you will only have
the scholars say say you don't call me call him, a true leader of the people is one who serves the people. A true leader services people, doesn't bark orders as people but he serves his people.
And I wanted to finally kind of wrap this all up because we're talking about leadership. And as I said, in the very beginning, someone might be listening to this thinking, well, how does this relate to me at all? I'm not in a position of leadership. I'm not in political office. I'm not the president of the board. I'm not the amount of my community I'm etc, etc. I'm not in a position leadership. What does this have to do with me? Aside from maybe being able to judge gauge everyone else's leadership qualities, what does it have to do with me? The remember the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, I started with Kula Kamara, I No, no, everyone is a leader in some capacity or
another. We just don't think about it, we don't realize it.
If you are a father, you are in a position of leadership within your home, your children.
If you are a mother, you are in a position of leadership with your children. Just to raise your children. You have to teach your children you have to guide them, mentor them, teach them.
If you are even an older sibling, you're in a position of leadership for your younger siblings. If you are a little bit more senior amongst some family members, you're in a position of leadership. If you're a more senior amongst a group of friends, you're in a position of leadership. If you're a teacher in a classroom, you're in a remarkable position of leadership.
And the list goes on and on. It's just a matter of us understanding that.
And what we are witnessing in the world right now we are witnessing a crisis of leadership.
We very well know about the crisis of leadership that we are witnessing on the political landscape right now.
It's tragic day by day and unfolds.
And so I wanted to end and conclude here though with a little thought and a reflection. There's a pole that is attributed to hustle and bustle Rahim Allah Allah, Allah Hassan bursary, the great student of the Sahaba that
he has commented something he says very famous quote, many people are familiar with it. He says, Malcolm, Malcolm,
the people who govern You
are a direct results reflection consequence of your deeds.
The people who govern over you are a direct result of your deeds, they are a reflection of your actions.
And that's why he goes on to say, he goes on to explain and he goes on to explain Kamata kulu, you will learn Alaykum as you will be you shall be governed,
as you will be, you will be governed.
And this is the the the connection I wanted everyone to make at the end. If at the greatest levels at the biggest levels at the highest levels of that leadership is reflective of us.
That leadership at the highest levels is oftentimes reflective of how we handle our positions and responsibilities of leadership at the micro level.
When we when I when you when all of us are not handling our responsibilities at home properly, in our social circles in our extended family
families in our communities when we're not handling our responsibilities properly, that does have a spiritually negative impact and effect where we see a breakdown in the system all the way up to the top.
And Mr. Malik Rahim Allahu taala told us taught us like yesterday, if you don't have the Llama Llama masala
that the any of this oma No matter how much later we're talking about 1400 years later, the way that the humanity the Ummah will be rectified will be corrected is in the same way it was corrected the first time around.
It does kind of have to start with each and every single one of us. And whatever impact we're able to have
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