Achieving the Balance Stewardship & Service
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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today, this is the 17th Hogben, the final hotbar within the series that I started a number of months ago, achieving the balance.
It all comes back to the two verses in the Quran that I think are worthy of your time for contemplation. He says subhanho wa Taala SUTA Rockman. And indeed, he created the cosmos.
And he established within them the balance
whereby I'll Meezan and he put an established a balance and reason not talking about the skills of your middle pa because those are talked about in other parts of the Quran very clearly and explicitly.
But here he is talking about a balance, and he continues to comment on it. Well, our team will Wesner Bill pace. And when you attempt
to perform anything in this life, any interaction of any sort, whether it's financial, social, academic, whatever it is, make sure that you are aware of the wisdom of the balance Wallah to Cyril Meezan and do not oppress the balance Do not ruin it. Do not transgress against the balance. What I don't see all Misa on it. Use the same word three times in two verses
repeating this very simple concept in a sutra that talks about nothing but blessings SUTA Rama and all it does is just talks about blessing one after the other just counts blessing from the beginning of the surah till the end of it asking you the question every couple of verses from Ravi Kumar to Katherine, which of these blessings are you not willing to show gratitude for at the beginning of this surah he would talk about this concept, the MISA the balance
without the balance nothing works. an unbalanced slave is not a happy won. And unbalanced existence is one that does not end well. It just doesn't function properly. We know that about everything by the way. Like I'm not actually sharing with you anything that you don't already innately know
We just know as a part of being a human being that's lived a little bit of life, you know, that we have to everything has to be balanced out. If you live without balance, then you're not happy and you ruin things and you arm people around you, Allah subhanaw taala. Through his teachings, he established a balance for the human race to live by. That balance is very important. It's integral for their own survival, for their own survival. We don't know it to me, but but that's the that's the reality of it. This balance exists in every detail of our life of our existence, every detail of life, you find the balance there. It covers everything. It affects how you function mentally,
psychologically, spiritually, it affects how you function socially and academically and financially and physically, it affects how the world actually works together. And whether people who are poor become poor, and people who are sick, find, find relief and whether we take care of the planet that we live on in the environment in within, we actually exist in the one that we actually required to exist in a certain way for our own safety.
That is not achievable without the balance.
And I'm not going to talk about the bigger picture of things here, because I'm just too small as a person, I don't have the ability to affect them. But I can help you at least understand that Islam itself was established on that balance. Without that balanced Islam, it still doesn't work for you. I see it all the time. Those who are who are on either side of either extremes, the pendulum swings severely, unfortunately, in both directions. And regardless, if you exist in either of those extremes, Islam is not going to serve you. Islam won't do his job for you.
If anything, you'll be harmed and you'll harm others. Because you lost you don't know you don't understand where the balance actually exists. That's why I can literally give this series of hope but until the day I die, I would find no difficulty at all. Very easy. The easiest series, the series of those are lazy we don't want to make because everything everything is subject to a very delicate, a very delicate balance.
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is VS exists in a beautiful part of the Quran, I'm not going to explain them all. explained the whole context in this hope will take too long. But in the midst of the of this beautiful story that he's telling, he points out this idea that almost seems out of place, but it's not. And he's just like that. That's what he says, just like that. We made you a nation of moderation. As you're talking about a Kibler, he's talking about an issue of goodwill where they were facing another facing Aqaba. And there was just like, No, either this or that. No, it's not either this or that you can easily understand both, if you comprehend the balance, if you understand it's okay. It's okay to
adhere to that which is authentic, but also have a new approach something a little bit different. You don't have to be either this or that. Either you're against everything old or you're with everything old. Life is not lived like that. The balance is there you are made a nation of moderation so that you may be examples for the world around you. So the profit will be your example. So Allah Ali's line bucilla,
you will be your example. And if you can't live His example of moderation, then you're held to that your milk Yama
is from not understanding this balance that deviations comes from, that's where it comes from. That's where all forms of falsehood originate. They're rooted in a lack of understanding this balance, and a lack of practicing it as such, which is why I think this is something worthy for you, as a Muslim, to take time and contemplate and reflect upon. And before you build an undisputed unchallengeable opinion about anything, maybe just maybe you ask around a bit, and you see, are you balanced in that approach? Before you come and you're upset about things and before you push a specific agenda that you believe in, and before you're extremely against one thing, or very much
with another, maybe you should just make sure that you are achieving the balance in your approach, that you've understood things appropriately the way Allah subhanaw taala wants this wants them to be understood. Islam is not I don't own it. But here's the thing, neither do you. Islam belongs to Allah subhanaw taala. So it has to be practiced the way he wants it to be practiced, not the way I want it to be practiced. Islam is not subject to my desires. Islam is not something it's not a creation of my mind or yours. If you can't make Islam fit you, you have to fit Islam. It's a different way of looking at things. So how do you do that? You have to understand what Allah
subhanaw taala wants, understanding what Allah subhanaw taala wants requires you and I to comprehend and achieve this balance over the last 16 weeks.
I've talked so small but it's hard for you see, I covered 16 topics within this series of Hulkbuster. I talks about how to balance
fact that as Muslims we integrate with any society we tolerate and we live with them.
No problem. But we also hold on to our identity. We don't lose ourselves amongst any group of people. I talked about the fact that as Muslims, we balanced the advocacy of peace, but we refuse oppression. advocacy of peace does not mean that you accept tyranny of any sort.
that Islam is a dean that advocates for the rights of others, but protects its own rights, to have our own values and to have our own opinions. We refuse the intellectual tyranny that is being practiced around the world. We want people to have their rights to believe and do what they want. But we need ours as well. To balance the role of men and women in society. We're not at war here. Brothers and sisters, we are not at war. This is not a conflict, what are you taught, there's no conflict between men and women. This is a partnership, it's always has been. We just have to make sure that we balanced these roles for each group understands that. Last week, I talked specifically
about the fact that you have to accept as a male have to accept the responsibility that is put upon you but you're not allowed to abuse that power. You accept the responsibility Allah gave you you have to, you have to balance the power to balance the essence and the mechanics of everything has a login and there's a button if you ignore one of them, it's gonna doesn't work to balance the role of the heart and the mind in accepting Iman, if it's only if it's only the mind that's invested in the hearts outside doesn't work. And if it's only the hearts you are at danger, you're a danger to hear something that doesn't fit and then you lose your faith altogether.
By loosing the honeymoon Khaled prohibiting which is not prohibited or permission which is not permissive, but both of them are horrible. Both of these actions are problematic within our deen
balancing the components of telecoil where you're willing to put in your full effort, but you know that the results are in the hands of Allah balancing. So that you understand when you ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, he responds to you that responses don't mean you're gonna get what you want when you want it. I've seen too many people lose their faith over these things. I think too many people have a misunderstanding of simple misunderstanding that causes them later on. It's like a little glitch in the coding. Like a small mistake, just leave it leave it. After a while it'll present itself. If you let it go. You don't talk about it just later on. It'll be a big kaboom when it does.
If you fix it early on, no, no, no, we just need to adjust that. Adjust the understand Allah Subhan. Allah is only pointing to yes. But we are responsible to do our job. We don't question him. We don't wonder why he didn't do this. Or why did that's not our job. He is only pulling he does whatever he wants. We have to fake focus on our role. There is no nepotism. We don't deserve anything. Just do your job.
Balancing understand that everything there's a purpose and wisdom and everything, but still, we submit to His will subhanaw taala when we can't understand it, because you can't understand everything.
Is that actually a statement that needs to be made? Of course, I can't understand everything. Why did actually think that I can it's very arrogant. So yes, we look for wisdom, but we understand sometimes it won't be clear. So we submit to Allah subhanaw taala as Will
is what we balancing. I said this Islam and Islam and the fact that you are required to go and seek wealth,
the secret, go make money, make a lot of money, make as much money as humanly possible but but live with a synthesis and live with live not because you want to consume it all, but because you want to use it for where it needs to be used.
Balancing the fact that we believe in the unseen, but we're not superstitious. We're not going to grow up run around abusing people based on our belief and agenda. And I said and that is that is all that is cultural, not Islamic altogether. Balancing these things. How do you it's not that hard. But if you walk in with a bias, or you're not willing to think about it, it's not something you're willing to even comprehend or, or subject yourself to some rational thinking or looking to the evidence or listening to someone has different opinion, then then the pendulum in your life will also swing.
What we're trying to do is hold it down right in the middle, right, I thought was right, that means not keep that knees down right at the middle. It will swing, but you need to keep it right there.
I had at least four or five, six calls but I wanted to add to this but we have two weeks until Ramadan. But I do want to talk about Ramadan. So I'm gonna end it with today. The final piece of, of these hoppers,
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the most important of all this whole build up is to come down to the imbalance of the most important balance you need to learn in your life is the balance of who you are.
As I grew up as a young Muslim, I always struggled with Andrew because this point wasn't explained to me explicitly. When I was a kid. It took a while until until my teachers actually used the terminology and explained the concept for the child I was always struggling as to why am I doing all this Okay, fine. We have to prefer Miss Arsalan. We have to perform Rosica and oh see I'm in our heads and DOER of cotton memorize the Quran. But I couldn't figure it out. It wasn't clear to me what the point was, what the purpose of all of it was. I couldn't see it. And that bothered me as a child. I couldn't I just couldn't wrap my head around it and it always stuck with me. I was looking
for something I needed a bigger picture. I need a I needed a role I needed to this
See where my piece of the puzzle was fitting who I was those coordinates I didn't know where I existed in this world. And if you don't understand this piece today, then everything else will become very simple for you like everything I talked about will be will just be a natural consequence of your of your initial belief or your initial understanding of your role.
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Allah Allah you would recall at the Washington key for mankind and Omar, your guru NAFSA Who were your guru Haryana who will you see? Will farmer Angela the Dean Lisa milky wiener? Who America you don't have that didn't milk ALLAH SubhanA wa Tiana Konoha yes you're on your top back can you read who was SubhanAllah? Which I like I'm not wanting to enter what I cannot really do. Allah subhanaw taala who under the hood Hey for your Takada Deen K for your pump K for your bar, that's to Allah the only K for your bottle Allah Allah Subhana Allah Allahu Allah the Yoni K for nuclear who What have you thought about that for him? You heard the hill was sharply Yeah.
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And the reason that I talk about these things before I give you the final piece of this, this series, is because here's the here's the here's the reason, here's here's why I bring this whole post from this is my thought process. I watched too many young people
remove themselves from Islam slowly, over a lack of balance that they were subjected to growing up. They were subjected to an Islamic narrative that lacked a balance, the person was way too extreme. The person who taught them was it what whether it was their parents, or maybe some teacher that they had, was in one form of extremist thinking whether it was too conservative or too open, whatever it was. And that lack of balance causes people who are rational, who are logical, young people, they don't have biases, they don't own they don't have a lens, they don't see Islam through a lens that is cultural. And it's like, we have these lenses, but forget about what you don't wear glasses and
make a difference. You still have a lens, you see Islam through your lens, the lens of the experiences that you went through in your life, young people don't have that they look at things objectively. And when you have, even if you ruin a small aspect of the balance within Islam, it becomes apparent, they see there's something wrong, and it bothers them. And it continues to bother them until someone tells them that that's not the balance, or they are overwhelmed by people telling them no that is that is the balance even though it doesn't make sense to them. So that is balanced. Okay, if this is balanced, I don't want it and they walk away. And they have to ask the question Who
is responsible for that? Who's responsible for that? They are not Wallahi they're not. They're not? You're asking rational, logical questions. They're looking at things or establishing an objective balance, but the people were speaking to them didn't. The people were speaking them did not because they never understood the stuff that way to begin with. They didn't learn this stuff appropriately. They didn't take time.
aim to try to achieve that. We push people away from Allah subhanaw taala. Without even knowing I deal with that way too often to ignore it, it's way too often, when it comes to me, it's too late most of the time, way too late, the person has already made their decision long time they've packed up, they're leaving the last attempt from their parents to save them, they bring them it's too late. Too late. This person has already, whatever I say they're not gonna believe it. They're gonna think I'm apologetic. I'm not apologetic. When I talk about anything I talked about, by the way on this, remember, there's no apologetic in it. There's not one apologetic word in it nothing. You're like,
oh, we just didn't get it. No, nothing I say here is based on an influence or pressure from anyone from Muslims or non Muslim from the country. I don't, I'm not pressured by anybody, at all, what I say is what I actually believe to be the balance. Every single word is what I believe to be the balanced approach to our deen. And you have to think about that as well. We're not just behaving in a certain way, because we can't afford not to know. I don't believe as Muslims in this country that we have anything to hide, or any reason to hide it, or anything to be afraid of at all, at all. I believe our problems are homemade, homemade stuff, homemade. We're really good at making them. We
continue to produce them. And we have almost an infinite source of these problems.
Let me bring it down to the basic idea of this whole whole. The role, your role as a human being what are you? What am I a human? Yes. What does that mean? In the larger scheme of things? What does that mean? Because other mammals seem to know exactly what they're here to do. I look at every other creature, from insects to birds, to lizards, reptiles and mammals, everything seems to know exactly what they're here to do. They don't. You don't have you don't come together. You don't discuss anything. You don't just agree that they don't know. They just do what they're there to do. They know exactly where to go. If you ever seen the the tuna, the tuna fish around, they know exactly
where they're born, where they go to where they die, when they reproduce, they just do it. They have no question. It's very easy. It's very simple. They stopped by Allah subhanaw taala in the way that they know how to do it.
But then me, I don't understand exactly where I fit. What am I here to do? I don't seem when I came to this world, I didn't know exactly what my next steps were, every other group of of living creatures seemed to know exactly how to organize, where to go, how to live, how to reproduce, how dominance was going to be, and how governance was going to be established, but we don't. We need revelation. We need Allah subhanaw taala to actually explain to us who we are, you are two things. I'm going to give this up. I'm going to talk about it in two ways. You can start with one and the other one is needed. Without it everything is ruined. If you if you start the other way around, if
you need the other one was ruined. The balance here is very you are a I would an a Khalifa, that's what you are, you are the combination of those two things. If you drop one of them, you will become something that you are not designed to become you'll ruin it all. And if one of them is inflated and the other one is deflated, then you walk around with a limp and you can't get anything done. But this is who you are. This is who I am. I am a Khalifa and that is what Allah subhanaw taala made me that's how he created me. That's why you have these two coordinates. Yeah, this is your GPS is who you are you exist with Karla bukan, Anita Hill melodica, TN, Niger and open diclofenac. I am number
30 and suited, Ill Bukhara right at the beginning, I'm going to put a steward on Earth, someone who's going to be responsible. And then the second coordinate and sort of that he doesn't know what insert allele I don't, you're only here to serve. I've explained these two concepts a lot. So I'm not going to go through the full explanation. You've heard them from me before, if you haven't, go back and listen to some of the hubs where I specifically talked about them. But you need to understand that the balance of these two things are what makes you a human. What makes you muslim, what makes you functional, you're a Khalifa, you're stupid, you're responsible, you're accountable,
you need to care for other people's destinies, not to see how people are doing. If they make sure that the the way you're behaving, if everyone behaved that way, the Earth would actually be sustainable. And if not, then you have to take responsibility. That's not, that's not the case, you got to see something broken, you got to try to fix it, you have to see a gap, you have to try and fill it.
You feel responsible for the well being of everything and everyone around you on this planet.
However, if you don't balance that with the fact that you're going to do it as an act of service to Allah subhanho wa taala. So you're doing it in his name, you're doing it trying to serve Him, you're not to control, you're not a tyrant, you're not in charge. You don't get to tell people what to do. You don't get to coerce anybody, it becomes a problem. If you drop the concept of god of service. Then the person who takes on the idea of Khalifa grows and becomes a tyrant
becomes someone who wants to control everything. You have to balance it with the concept of that you're up to your servant. I am OB This is that's the best way you could ever describe me. I'm a servant of Allah. So I do these things. I take care. I'm responsible, I feel responsible. I focus I try to fix problems. I don't let things go i i Take I take initiative for things but I do it as an act of service to Allah subhanho wa Taala you can't sit if you serve in Allah's Name
Then everything you say and do has to be something he's going to accept. He has to he has to be okay by it. So that so if you have that checkpoint then every time you say something, but Allah subhanaw taala approve this. No, and maybe I shouldn't say it that way.
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Hamdulillah He also Allah who was telling me about like, I'm a learner be about the Hawaiian early you're so happy you're Manitoba. I know you're home? Well, let's let's flip it around, let's flip it around, you're robbed. You're a servant. You're here to serve, service don't have egos, service, don't have agendas. Service don't care if they own anything or not. Because they're just here to serve their master. That's all they're here to do. That's what we're here to do. If you don't unbalance that, with the, with the concept that you're responsible, you become very weak, you become very passive. You become delusional, you disassociate yourself with the world around you, and you're
oppressed, and you're mistreated. And then you're forced out of your deen that you were trying to adhere to to them in the first place. So you lose whatever Liberty you had to begin with. So you have to balance it with the fact that you're going to serve Allah, yes, you're a servant. You have to be humble, and your heart has to be open. You have to be loving for people to people around you. Because Buddha means love at the end, and as I explained many times before, you're going to do all that, but you're gonna do it through feeling responsible, and taking initiative, and taking ownership over what's happening around you and making sure that you involve yourself in it. That's
what's going to be that is how we're going to balance this. Imagine. If you take one without the other everything goes wrong.
It goes right you take we would do you become passive and weak, and you have no power, we have no ability to make any change and you're oppressed and you're mistreated, and then you're removed from your deen. Anyways, if you do the first one, you turn into the tyrant, you turn it into the oppressor that tries so you have to bring them together that balance that balance. If your role is not balanced, and I can't imagine that anything else I talked about can be balanced. If the role itself if your definition.
This is the definition, this is a description of who we are. Allah subhanaw taala has created.
I don't know an infinite number of things. Maybe nothing's infinite besides him Subhana wa Tada. But something close everything to him. subhanaw taala is described as a description here's here's what they do. Medaka is a description Jin, here's a description, the mountains, the earth, the sun, the cosmos other creations that he made that we don't know about. We all know whom Allah Tala mu have descriptions, you, you're a steward, and you're a servant. Together, not one, not one of them. Not either, or, you're both. And the moment you drop one, or deflate one, or overrate the other, you'll become non functional. And Islam doesn't do you any good. And you'll ruin your own dinner, you ruin
your own fate. Start there, start with understanding these two concepts. start understanding who you're actually who you are, and what your job is here, what you're here to do. And then you'll find every other aspect of Islam will just start to fit, the pieces of the puzzle will just fall into place easily. And I would have to give 16 or 18, or 100 health buzz on topics that are already balanced for someone who understands Is he someone who understands what I'll do will never oppress anyone. They won't, they won't abuse anybody. They will mistreat anyone around them, because they understand what I'm here to serve. I'm not here to be someone who's responsible, will not walk
around careless, will not walk around feeling that nothing matters. And they don't know someone who feels responsible will take time and see a problem and dedicate their lives and show a certain degree of activism towards fixing a problem because they can see there's harm, there's suffering, there's agony, there's pain, and they have the ability to do something about it. So they do something about it, they stand there, and they continue to work until they fix the problem.
Don't get all upset for a week, and demand the shift give up on the issue. So we can completely forget about it.
What fell asleep his back a, I don't need to talk about that anymore. Maybe I'll just wait. I'll just wait until the bomb has again. And then and then you'll come to me give a Hotbot Okay, I'll give a football get all excited to I'll give a hook but we'll all be hyped up and then we'll go home it will do nothing will say nothing will be involved in nothing at all.
Because we don't understand the balance. Because we don't understand what we're here to do. Honestly, this is the reason there's a lack of understanding of our role. Yes, a poster will come out it will offend us for your demand. You'll demand answers. You'll demand action to demand it for two weeks. And then you'll forget about it and move on. Because you have an issue here. You have a problem. You have a problem understanding what we are as human beings, we are stewards and we are servants. Are you fulfilling both? Are you doing your part? Are you fulfilling both?
Or just want others to do that?
You do it? You seem to be excited enough to go ahead and do it. No, we're all we all have to do this for everything for every aspect of life.
If every problem that we had that we have not solved, we didn't solve, because we don't understand that we are servants and we are stewards. If we understood those two, the problems we had, would not exist for 10 and 15 and 20 years because the person who sees the problem will not allow themselves to look away until the problem is being addressed appropriately, whether it's with their own time and money and own time and wealth and expertise or knowledge, or it's the advocacy of others to help them to do it. But they won't allow problems to chronically exist forever.
Unless those tools, those two ideas aren't balanced. I have some conclusions up there for you. Being a nation of moderation does not mean that we lacked decisiveness doesn't mean that I'm wishy washy. I can't make a decision. No, no, no, no, no, no. It's the opposite. It means that we are extremely decisive. After we establish a balance, where we are being responsible. We understand accountability. And we are trying to serve people we're trying to serve my job is to serve you. My job is to feel responsible for your deen for your iman for your level of commitment, I have to really feel responsible. And then I have to stand up here and figure out a way to serve you to help
you. They allow you not to control you have to tell you what you can or cannot do and what you've done right or wrong, but rather to help you out. The question is what are you doing? Where is your piece of that for the OMA? What is What are you doing? Show me explain it to me? And when we don't do it? Well, we should be held accountable. And when I don't do it, I should be removed bring someone else who can do it better. But what are you doing? Because everyone has to take a push lives that way. I'm responsible so I'm going to serve telling me where show me how because if everyone did that, Allah would it be different today? Allah would be different as Muslims today a lot. That's
your role. That's who you are. I'm going to leave you with these talks because there's nothing more I can say. This is what the Sahaba learned Sahaba learned oh we're Khalifa oh, we're already bad. It took them a while. 10 years in Mecca sitting in a lot of them with the Prophet Allah your son as I'm explaining to them who will do in America Holly Fetterman, Philately combine a nasty bill how was that? For you? Lilla can sebelah he in the Latina yo the Luna and said, Oh my god, don't be Manas who Yeoman is up. He would hear Allah Subhana Allah the SRB Abdi he will humble son Allah Allah Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam be Abdi he, when he wanted to elevate his status, he called him up to him
his servant, the servant, if you can become His servant, then you've achieved the highest accolade you can ever achieve in your life. He was sitting on a sofa one day eating his knee was up to his chest. He's eating with a bunch of very, very, very poor people who want to bring him some days because they want to share a meal with him. So he's eating through a lady walks by, don't go to LA, yeah, kudu Come on.
Why don't you come as you said, I'd look at him. He's just like a slave. He is like a slave. He's mocking him. But
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benefit for you. Inshallah, next week or the week after, we will do a little bit of Ramadan preparation.
Hopefully I can I can convince you to love that month as much as I do, and enjoy it and benefit from it. It did a lot for me in my life. And hopefully we can do a lot for you. Next Friday, not this Friday the Friday after, but not today. But I'm afraid we're going to have a mental or a wellness session after Isha instead of the instead of my Tafseer Arabic tafsir will be after Aisha it'll be an open mic. There'll be some specialists here who are willing to take some questions and have a conversation on mental wellness mental health struggles that we have in our society a lot of these specialists were very kind and generous with their time to come and actually sit here and listen to
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