Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad wa early he also has made Sharla. Today we will continue from where we left off last week.
And we just started talking about the first Muslims basically, I talked about the first few days of Islam. I talked about the first few sewers that were revealed to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, we talked about Ladakh, we talked about Colombian Muslim melon was just there and Al Fatiha and I talked about his encounter with one of COVID Nofal. And I talked about Khadija de la han had been the first most absolutely the first Muslim ever and I talked about Oba Villa Han, who today will continue talking about some of these individuals.
And as aid we don't have I don't have a clear story on how is it accepted Islam All I know is that Zaid accepted Islam the same day the Prophet alayhi salatu salam explained it to him
or the Allah it was as you can see from the story I told you earlier, a couple of weeks ago, when his parents finally found him after he had been held as a slave for years in different parts of the Arabian arriving at the prophets sold items footsteps and living with him for a number of years. And finally his parents found him and he still chose to stay with the Prophet Allah His thought was right even though he could have gone home. So it kind of made sense that he was going to accept whatever the Prophet It is thought the son was teaching. He believed in him It saw to Islam more than anyone.
I leave and I will call him has his own story, though, that I would like to share with you. Lima Mali, Allah Allah Karim Allah Tala Joe, he was 10 years old. When this story occurred,
the data brought the audience loves to embrace AI, Its 40th birthday audience thought was revenue was 40. And it became a profit. in mind, it was 10. So there's a 30 year difference.
So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam actually,
he actually talked to our lead on the Lohana about Islam.
He pitched the idea to a 10 year old soldier, I said, before I go on into the story, and tell you his interesting story to tell. I was always, I always stop at that point. And I think about it, who in their sane mind would pitch a picture to religion to a 10 year old?
Maybe someone who values the potential that children have, maybe if you treat 10 year olds, in a way where they feel a bit more appreciated, or they feel that their opinions and their thought process and their abilities are worth something, maybe they'll start living up to that expectation?
And I think that's something we don't do very well. Or I don't think we don't do that very well. We most of us grew up in homes that didn't do that very well. Either. Were or you were made to feel quite incompetent, maybe for a number of years, maybe up to two until your mid 20s. You didn't feel that your opinion mattered.
And that happens, especially in situations, post wars. Sociologists talk about this. Any nations that go through wars, the next generation, it's usually a very rough, very rough upbringing. And people are taught to listen, to be quiet and to follow and their opinions are not are not
appreciated, or even warranted. And the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam, what you'll find you'll see this trend throughout his life on a saw to Sudan is he would speak to these these age groups. That's not like as the only example so you can see him it was special. He did this many, many times during his life and so it was to them. He spoke to him earlier he talked Abdullah had been our boss. He spoke with Allah having this debate. He spoke to Salim Mola with Eva. And he's, you can tell me what all of them are special. That's why I suppose in like that, or is because he spoke to them like that they became special. It's your choice. You can play this either way. You can say he spoke to
the special kids that way. That's why no, or maybe it's the opposite. Maybe because he spoke to the kids like that they became the special people and the names that we carry until today. Maybe it's the other way around. Maybe it's the way he dealt with Somalia. So to sum the way he made them feel appreciated. I always envy more on him in general, I do I envy him and he's long gone are the Allahu Allah because I don't know why. Well, maybe we don't know why. But the prophet Allah has started and we should show this kid so much attention, and he would take him places and he would teach him things and he would involve him in meetings and and he was 11 and 12 and 13 are the law no during
the time. He later became one of the coda one of the judges of Yemen for years. He would later spread Islam and in the upper in the northern part of the Middle East for 20. You have the low annual so is it because the Mirage was extremely intelligent it was because the Prophet Allah says I'm took time to make this kid feel that there's more
that he has potential. There's more to him. He pitched the idea of Islam tallied up your thought about 10 years of age.
And you can see it, you know, the level I knew was raised in the house of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam. So his reaction to this being pitched to him actually makes a lot of sense, you'll see that his reaction is something that you're going to be like, Wow, that's a 10 year old, while a 10 year old, in the house of Mohamed salah, or his 10 year old would respond. So he sat with him. He's all here, Ali, such and such and such. So I explained to him, Allah subhanaw taala sent me with this. This is the heritage of our father Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam. And this is what I teach. So he talks about he talked about the team. So are they listened for maybe five, six minutes, or longer any
hotter over here, give me some time to think about this almost sort of is 10 years old.
I've only heard barely, even for a day. So my Bacala Belkacem I lay yesterday and my my portable battery. How can you please repeat to me some of the points that you made yesterday? You talked about this? And this? Can you please repeat? I didn't I didn't understand the property for it. Yes. So he repeated to a 10 year old again, some of the points that this 10 year old didn't understand.
Gotta unlearn he had done without giving me until tomorrow, but the hub sort of he left and he thought for a bit
out of the 30th and then he came to 30. For cod elbow Qasim, I should do Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Who do who was who. I give my Shahada, and I believe in you, for 10 years of age.
I sometimes think that
many people wouldn't even think of caring whether their children at home knew things or not, were involved or not. Doesn't matter. They're just kids. No, there's no such thing as they're just kids. That that that that doesn't work, saying that and thinking that doesn't work.
Because we were just kids, too. And that's how life works. The moment you start it but the moment you stop seeing or acknowledging the potential of a child is the moment you stop believing in yourself in the human race in general. It's really it's really that simple. The Prophet Alia site do you want to see, he's this is the first example of him believing in Allah Allahu anhu, you're gonna see him continue to do this. Every couple of 100 every Holika had to tell you another story, showing you how he, how he gave him responsibilities, how he how he was a part of the story, how he actually gave him information, and asked him to hold on to pieces of information. So no one would know.
Even though he's talking to a person and his young, young, teenage teenage years of Illawarra so that's a naughty
story. So with that, basically the whole house of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, everyone living in his home had accepted Islam. So Khadija Abdullah and his wife and then his three daughters, Xena baroka, your uncle zoom, all accepted. We are unclear. We're not 100% Sure it felt Hema was was old enough at the time whether she had come to the age of reason or not, she may have if she did, then she accepted Islam as well. And I'll leave you thought he was living in his home. He had been living in his home for a number of years I leave. Why was he living in his home?
Well, the prophet la Estancia lived in I thought it was home for a number of years. So as an act of loyalty, when he had his own house, he took whatever we'll call him, his kids and put them in by themselves with him. So it took Ali Abbas Alana was uncle to Java. So Java was living with his with the uncle Ibis. And it was living with the prophets of Allah Islam.
So say Denali living in his house, the wife Khadija, and the children, all three, all three or four daughters believed in him, and they saw it was then adding to that his best friend. So far, very close. And I like that about the story of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, I think that if you'll hire does not begin with those who are or in your, in your immediate
circle, meaning they are the ones who work extremely close to you, then then whatever hire you have is probably not mature yet. And it's not ready to be distributed. If the height of the new doesn't start with, with your proximity. With that very close circle of your parents, of your siblings, of your of your spouse of your children of your of your siblings, then
then the whatever height you're pushing forward is not mature yet. Now you can pitch it to those people and they may not want it and that's fine. But if that's not where you're starting, if your starting point, the starting point of your hire, is it within the immediate proximity of who of your life and there's an issue there, there's something wrong. I think it's time to start speaking to tribes. You started with his home. He didn't start talking to the leaders. Of course, he started with his wife. He started with his friend he started with his children he started with those are the children in his house audio, so to some first, and then he started going in different directions. So
we're going to talk about the first three years of his prophecy audience salatu salam. Now, traditionally, these three years were called The Secret of yours, right? But honestly, they're not secrets.
of meaning parish knew about his about the fact that he was teaching it that he was claiming prophecy Quraysh knew that he was claiming, claiming prophecy from the moment he claimed he was a prophet Allah. So that was the moment when I knew the moment Khadija knew everybody knew the word spread quickly. He wasn't trying to hide this. And what was it? What was the difference? It was selective, selective, meaning that he was not going public with this yet. He wasn't standing publicly and saying, everyone come, I'm calling everyone to this message. He wasn't doing that he was choosing who he was going to speak to audience salatu salam, and Qureshi as long as he was doing
that, correct, he was fine with it. As long as, as long as the profit, as I said, was not going public price is going to be neutral. He's gonna hold on to the neutrality, they weren't gonna accept it. Obviously, they're going to work against him behind scenes, but they weren't going to make an issue of it. Meaning oppression and persecution, and public character assassination didn't begin until the Prophet Ali's talks down went public with the dean. But initially, he went he chose he chose to be selective. He chose to build his foundation of Islam by selecting specific people.
I think there's something in there in that as well for us to learn from when you're building, when you're trying to build a society or build a community or build a workforce or build a team, right? You can open it abundantly immediately. You need to be selective at the beginning. I think it's not just them selecting specific individuals. Did all of them except Islam. No, not by far, meaning not even a fraction of the people who selected Allianz. Salatu Salam accepted the deen. But the fact that he didn't talk and pitch this to everybody meant something. The fact that he wasn't going around telling everybody about the deen also was a seventh level of importance, meaning he was
sending, he was talking to certain people in his proximity. And this is the question that made a difference for me in my childhood or my adolescent years. This question here stuck with me who stayed with me for many, many, many years. And the fact that I thought about this a lot, helped me with my character.
And help me with my knowledge seeking and wanting to know more and wanting to be better, because I always thought
what if I were to be living if I was living back then if I was alive? If it was I even thought it was age or Zubaydah age or thought has age when the prophets Allah Islam chosen me? What do you have targeted me to talk now we all believe in our hearts and I surely would have been a Muslim if you lived with him Ali Asad to seven shahada Inshallah, we would, by the way, there's there's no way for us to know, but Inshallah, inshallah you would have been on your on the right side during that time, because the context of the of the era is so hard. I don't you don't know. But inshallah we were. But the question I was only interested in what he has chosen me, Allah. So what I have met the criteria,
whatever criteria you had, for choosing people when I have met it, and I know that question, does that mean anything to you? Do you care? If you were living at that time that if the profit was, within the first three years thought you're someone worthy of going after and seeing if you would accept Islam? Or he didn't really care? Because the two type of people philon? Yes, yes. Thank you for let us see if you Yes, I want I want you to pitch this to do this person. What about this person yesterday, Allah? It's okay. We will talk to him later.
Maybe in a few years, we'll talk about that. We don't need to talk to this person later. We can talk to her today. Yes. See if you can get her today. No, she can. She can wait. Inshallah. The lot of people accepted Islam leader, it's fine. But the fact of the Prophet Alia started from the beginning and chose.
I don't know, maybe maybe it's egocentric. Maybe it is. Maybe we all need a little bit, little bit of that maybe in the right place, being a bit egocentric is helpful. hoping and wishing Charlie would have chosen me.
But what if you didn't?
Would that break your heart? Would that break your heart? If you live back then and the rough audience saw some skimmed over this group of people and didn't think you were worthy of pitching this to at the beginning? If it doesn't, then you should maybe revise that in your heart again, because I know it would have broken mind. So I started to look into this. So what what who was he choosing? Choosing?
Based on what?
Obviously, he's not throwing a dice, he's looking for certain things and people are they his thought was to them. So let's move forward. These either I believe the for the criteria for his various choice. These are the four things I think number one is maturity. He didn't care about your age, he cared about your level of maturity, and age and maturity don't go hand in hand all the time. Now they tend to but not all the time. Meaning sometimes you'll meet a 10 year old who's much more mature than a 30 year old. I've met these people many, many times in my life.
Maturity doesn't always come with age, maturity comes with different things. The Prophet audience thought someone was not interested in your age, he was looking at maturity. Where yourself were you someone who had enough seriousness in your heart and mind were you capable of comprehending a serious issue giving a serious opinion about it?
Or is everything a game?
Now living living in Canada for the last six years? One of the points that I can I can I can attest
To there's a difference in the level of maturity,
a very clear different difference in the level of maturity that I see here, when I compare other places.
And it's a bit, it's a bit peculiar. I don't know exactly what what causes it. But there is there is a decreasing level of maturity that I find here. When I'm dealing with youth of a certain age group that I used to deal with the same youth same age, I'm just seeing a very different level of maturity, meaning it's hard to have a serious conversation with two people from the same age, same gender in these different places.
It's hard to have a serious conversation about things. And if you can't have a serious conversation with someone, then there's no point of really doing anything. There's no point in talking about Islam or talking about anything, really. And if at home, you find the same problem. You're trying to have a serious conversation with your son or your daughter, and you failed to you, you can't seem to have it, they don't seem to grasp the concept. They don't seem to understand what you're talking about. You don't seem to care. And that's something worth looking into this because this is something you probably can't fix on your own. And you can't help fix it for there's an issue of as
there's a social, there's a communal problem that we have to find ways to address in a healthy manner. I'm not this is not a I'm not calling on people to become rough or harsh. And then no, that doesn't actually make people mature. harshness and roughness doesn't make people mature. We think it does, but it doesn't. It just makes them sneaky, and smart and finding ways to do what they want to do anyways, maturity is different. Maturity is a different concept. maturity has within it the understanding of responsibility, the comprehension, of responsibility of seeing life, realistically understanding that there's more to life than whatever leisure activities they're looking at. Number
one is maturity. And number two,
yes, they have to have high ethics, or they just thought the wisdom was not calling to the dean, people who did not have high ethics or did not practice the proper moral code. So Allah Hardy was, like we said, we're looking for people who have a clean record. Those who would uphold honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, compassion, those who wouldn't lie, who wouldn't steal, wouldn't commit, and even sexual sins that are yet to be fully revealed. Islamically at the time, he was looking for people who didn't make these mistakes. I thought
you had to have high ethics. Why? Because if you call to Islam, someone who doesn't have high ethics, if you bring someone to the new doesn't have ethics, if they what they do is they reflect badly on the deen itself. This is a give and take relationship. And when you accept Islam, you benefit from Islam and then you carry the responsibility of Islam as well. And if you're if your ethics don't reflect properly on what Islam is, you make the deen look bad even though the deen is not teaching whatever mistakes you're committing. There's a big problem. Islam is not a messy religion. Despite the way our shoes look outside and the way we park our cars where we go places
despite that, despite it is done with an extremely organized religion. We cannot pray unless we stand in line, the Imam has to take a few seconds and look behind we're told you're taught that in fifth, you have to look around you have to turn back you have to take a look at the line you have to ask people politely to just straight in their line out of the kindness of Allah Islam either no, there's no Salah walk off of a Mr. hodda Allah actor him he was down there. And he would he would put his hand on people's shoulders to make sure everyone was aligned properly, all the light, because that's how we pray we pray in an organized manner.
So why is it that nothing else seems to be organized in what we do?
It does it? Is that what the dean is teaching? Obviously not, but it reflects on it. It totally reflects on what Islam looks like to someone who's not Muslim, and even to someone who is Muslim, especially to children who are Muslim. Does children don't understand concepts, they see examples.
That's when a child a child sees an example. You can explain the concept to a child 100 times he's always they're always going to refer to every example you've shown them. So if that's what they see if they see screaming and yelling and disorganization and harshness, that's what they think the dean that you're telling them to hold on to who represents you can't tell them No, Baba, I am a horrible Muslim. I want you to be a good month that doesn't work. I know it doesn't work. I do not do not attempt that. It has it's a it's a it's fails every time 10 times out of 10 it fails. You're gonna tell me look what I do and what your uncle's everything we do. Baba is bad. We're not good Muslims
at all. But Islam is actually beautiful. And it's actually much better than me. Then the question in the kid's mind, well, why aren't you doing it then? Why do you want me to do it? If you're not doing it? Makes no sense. Kids are very logical. If you can convince children because they have logic. When your logic doesn't add up, you get angry, start yelling.
You think that doesn't work like that? You can't be there example.
And then do something and ask them do something else. It doesn't work like that.
high ethics number two high ethics, they had to be people who are very ethical. You see this, you can see all the names all the early names, people who had high ethics before Islam and continued with the end of their lives after Islam. The third point, grit.
It took me a bit to find that word I know, I never used in a sentence before either. Great. That ability to stand your ground when you believe in something. Instead of saying that sentence, the word grit actually explains it perfectly.
Great. Do you have grit? Are you someone who once you're convinced and somewhat something, once you say I stand for this, I believe in that I will commit myself to something you will follow through with what you said, you'll stick to it?
Or are you someone who one day you're Santa Claus, I'm gonna be a good Muslim today. And then the day after you're back in the same problem. I get to deal with these individuals. Like I'm one of them all the time. One day they're praying the other day, they can't that third day, they'll go back and pray again before the they were they they can't. I'm trying to leave this in. I'm trying to try and today I failed today after I tried to. That's not great. Greatest when you say okay, I'm done with this, you're done with it, I'm going to begin to act like this, you start acting like the way that you you've decided to that's what grit means. It means I'm gonna How far are they how hard they
push you how much pressure you're under, you won't give up whatever you are convinced is the truth. That's what grit means. You can't be you can't be pressured financially or physically or socially out of a conviction. You can, you're convinced this is the truth. Grit means you'll hold on to that regardless of what comes to you in your life.
It's a nice thing to have grit. He chose people who he fought who he thought and saw had grit. Because this is obviously he was told early on, there's going to be difficult, there's going to be difficult. So the moment he convinced Allah, Allah who I know, he knew it would stick to this, and you can see examples.
You're gonna see examples of these people, these early people what they have to go through.
And then you'll see examples of the people he didn't choose early on, and how after he died out of his thought to somebody walked away from Islam.
There are people or names that if we don't use these names, he gets to the point of telling stories of the CMS not to shame a name or shame a person, the moment he dies, Allah is thought to do the left Islam. And then we've got to fight them back in again. And then I'll give you examples of people who, who went through
some of the worst stories of persecution and oppression that we have. Sometimes these stories I can share. Every year I share maybe an extra one. Because some of these stories are so brutal. I can't share their children. I can't tell you what exactly happened. I can't tell you exactly what they did. And but when you listen to these stories, you understand grit,
full commitment, number four success. They were successful. Whatever they did, they did well. Whatever they did, they did well, you're gonna ask me well, how is a 10 year old successful? Yes, 10 year olds can be successful as well.
10 year olds who do their job that way they're supposed to do it. When you give them a task, they actually do it properly. That's what success is. Success does not mean that you're a multimillionaire did not young age, success means that if you're if you're taking on a task, you do it, you perfect it, you do it really well, you make sure that you there are very, very few flaws in it.
There's that type, there's someone who passes their daddy, there's subjects at school in the 90s. And, and someone who by His 60s and said
they're both passing but one but they're not the same. Not the same.
No eat food at a restaurant, you know, immediately if the chef is perfecting successful or not. And by the way that food is made you walk into any store, you know, there are these successful individuals. Do they care for detail? Are they are they doing their best? Are they working their hardest? Are they making sure that they are putting in their full efforts?
Because it's easy for you to you know, to do half the jobs. It's done all the time. It's not difficult for you to put in half the effort. But the profit is awesome doesn't need that. He didn't he can't look to me. He can't have someone like that with him. At the beginning. You can build a deen you can build a religion you can build a movement at the end what he did was a moot it was a movement. It was a revolutionary movement. You cannot build something like that. People who don't perfect their tasks don't perfect their crafts won't do their job to the best of their ability now doesn't work. See being six That's my understanding of success if you have another one. I don't
know. That's my understanding was being successful is not everyone has the opportunities that we have. So if you're going to measure success by money
I think that's that's an unfair measure success by by putting in your 100% every single time you do it. When you go into a doctor's you know which one is a good one and which one is the bad one. Successful doctors will sit with you spend the right time they'll ask all the right questions that will
sent to you that make sure you walk away and you feel like you were heard, and you feel like you've walked away with benefit, others will spend three minutes and send you out the door and you felt like you wasted you wasted your morning.
Both of them are making colossal amounts of money doesn't make a difference. That's not That's not the point. The point is whether you're successful, these are the four criterias. So now we can actually answer the question. Would he have chosen me? I don't think he would to be honest. I accepted that at some point in my past and actually accepting that made me work harder in my life. Now you answer the question, what do you think we did? I hope Michelle he would have chosen you say Inshallah, so he would have chosen you and shall surely be chosen all of us. He was said, Someone went to scout you to see if you accept this love of Allah as I was doing. I think that the fact that
he sent after certain people later on, that the fact that they he sent after them and it left something in their hearts and they came back later. I think that Paladin worried, came to Islam because of that. He didn't really the some of the broad valleys are sent after early on.
took him a long time to come around. But he came around. probably remember the day that he was sent after the prophet Isaiah saw something in him, or very similar. took them six years of the law and you'll see in this story, 60 years to come. The Prophet alayhi wa sallam said to him first day, hoping the Ahmed would accept, they're going a bit of time. But the fact that the Prophet SAW thought someone was worthy means something. So the first five, six months some some ground rules. How is this going to work out it's not just that I'm, by the way, he has his whole life as a profit. From this moment forward. He's only 23 years.
I'm only gonna be telling you what happened in 23 years, basically.
The first five, six months, very crucial and critical months, the first year and a half.
We'll call the year the foundation years, where he built his foundation. While he built well, he will where he actually got his team together on a start to say the names that you will hear and the first, the first year and a half. These names will continue until they continue until today. It will continue well after his death ALLAH has sought to the same except those who who passed away as Tjahaja. Within his life, it saw it was the first year and a half he was building what he was later going to honey bigger.
Make sure his empire stood on. All of Islam stood on these on the on these individuals 45 people to 50 were the were the number of people who hadn't six months was not a lot. By the way. 23 years, six months is half a year. That's one out of 46 You only had 50 people, if you do the math, he's going to end up walking away with a very small number of people. If every if every six months, 50 people, you'll have 3000 And that'll be the end of it.
But that wasn't the case, obviously. Because if you build a proper foundation, things change. Some of the ground rules was no violence. This is this is very critical and crucial. I'm gonna make sure you understand this. This is Islamic Islamic law. This is within the Quran is and this is very clear. The Muslims during the time they were living in Mecca, they were not allowed. They were not permitted to use violence, to respond to persecution.
Meaning if you were to be tortured by someone, you weren't allowed to retaliate physically. You weren't allowed to pick up your sword for the Muslims. There'll be a few exceptions and I'll talk about them when the time comes inshallah but in general, that was the rule. That's why the moment they did the Angela, the moment that the Muslims actually made their way to Medina on their way on his way there and he saw to some literally before he reached Medina, there's a sewer that was revealed somewhere on the way we have a center that is in either McCune or Madani because it was revealed on the way I mean, how do you categorize and if it was a real on the way to Medina, it was
revealed in Mecca wasn't really revealed in Medina, it was somewhere in the middle and the verse that was revealed in the middle, it was the United Latina, Yakata Luna be under humbly more, the permission has been given to the Muslims now if you're persecuted for them to fight back. And that's why the prophets of Allah, Allah made an army. He only threw armies only through organized No, none of the none of this street fight stuff.
None of this putting masks on and going in and vandalizing property, none of that
wasn't what it wasn't going to be done in that fashion. They weren't going to terrorize the city that lived in they're going to live by the laws of the city that they resided in. If they didn't like the laws, they can leave the city, which is which is eventually what they ended up doing. But you live in a place you have to you have to live by the laws, you can't break the law. What they were doing was breaking the law, but that doesn't mean it's okay for you. And if you start killing people destroying things, that means you're vandalizing that means you're terrorizing within the place you're living, no violence. That's why you know, one. Now if I was back then I probably would
have I probably would have taken a couple of buddies and, you know, went to his house and waited for him at some point and just just to get it out of my system. But then we don't have any record of that ever happening. You would think that some Yanni young, enthusiastic Muslim, would take an axe and go to the Sun
Have your snom on the Kaaba, not all of them but maybe a couple at least, maybe the big one.
So blocking the view of the Kaaba just out in the middle of the night taken out to break it down, walk away, make make Quraysh feel bad about what they've been doing to the Muslims. We don't have any none of that happened. None of that happened. And I always wonder how could have that not happened? How could they have not done that in 13 years of persecution, because the ground rules were clear, we don't do that. We don't we don't cause problems in the place we're living in. We're not violent. We don't use violence in the Muslims accepted that actually was one of the selling points that were not violent people. We don't we're not out for blood. We're not out to fight.
That's what we're here for. We're here for an intellectual, an intellectual conversation. We're going to talk about we're going to break this down philosophically, we're going to prove that the way we're thinking the way we're living is superior not because we're superior, no, but because that's the way Allah subhanaw taala shows that Allah is superior, not us. He has a superior way. I'm not superior. I'm just lucky. I'm just fortunate that Allah subhanaw taala allowed me to live this way. It's a different way of thought. Now their ground rule.
Everybody is responsible. As a Muslim, the moment you accept Islam, you're responsible to spread the dean, I'm gonna tell you the story that I left up to this point about God on the law, who I knew accepted Islam First day, first day, the prophet Allah says and recited themes with Ladakh, and then recited him a few more students, local Colombian Muslim will differ. So we learned these sutras.
would go on a quest, he would come two days later brought he brought with him on the line who got it he brought with him was listen to these names that he brought with him. These are the names that he brought not the profile you saw to Sam Brown, he brought with him a man having fun. He brought with him up the rock man even house, he brought with him his debate. And the last one he brought with him for Heibon Obaidullah, he brought with him signs, even Abby will cos he brought with him a very dominant new genre. And he brought with him Bill Alibaba, you know these names these days is simply this name with Abu Bakr on the low note with the prophets of Allah.
He knew about Islam that day, way less than all of us, or any of us. You know more about Islam today than Abubaker knew about Islam that day, the day he went, and he explained the points to these people. And he brought to Islam, some of the best names that ever lived. Some of the best names that ever walked the earth. He brought them rhodiola, who I knew within two days of Islam, he knew when fatty Han was them, and we're definitely not all of it, a bit of a column and so it Ladakh, and the basic concept of Tawheed. That's it.
He brought seven people to Islam, because everyone is responsible.
I am no more responsible about Islam than you are in any way.
You may think,
but you're wrong. Not. We are equally responsible. So the joke's on you.
No, it isn't No, this is a collective work. This is a collective effort. We all serve Islam, equally in different roles in different ways. But we're all equally responsible male and female.
Regardless of your age group, you have a responsibility towards this Deen that you carry. Not everybody as I sit in this place and give a halacha. But everybody has to do something about God at that moment. What was the responsibility that the Sahaba had that moment? At that moment, it was to go out and reach out to the people that Prophet alayhi salatu salam has selected, here's the names that I think are worthy of starting out. So go and start speaking to them. They didn't say yes or no, no, no, that's what what are you going to do? Then you have a pseudonym. You're gonna sit it down, we obviously you're gonna do the dollar. No, we're all equally respect. We all go do it. And
the end they all did. And you'll see the examples are hard to come of all those Sahaba doing this, and performing Dawa. Everyone carried the responsibility. Somehow this got lost. Somehow this got lost, or misunderstood or misinterpreted, not the part of the dialogue, because not everyone can do or should do Dawa. And not every situation renders Dawa. But responsibility
somehow got lost that every Muslim by the nature of being Muslim, the moment you accept Islam, you are responsible for this Deen, just like the ship is just like the highest ranked Imam on Earth is equally responsible. Find out what you're going to do. And do it. Find your calling and serve. Find your you're doing this for yourself. You're not doing this. I know. It seems like I'm telling you to do this to ServiceNow. But I'm really not. I'm asking you to do this for yourself for your own benefit. Because your mental camera when you're asked about your responsibility towards the dean, and what you did, you better have a good answer. You better have a good answer. We all better have
good answers. That we both got a good answer. Obviously. He understood that he was responsible immediately and all the other those ahava did as well the foundation of Muslims that they all understood that they were responsible for this
seem equally just like a prospect someone said to them was working day and night they had to do the same. And that's why Islam worked by the way that's why the Prophet alayhi salam was eventually successful because everybody who accepted Islam me that's what they were taught you're responsible go do your job see what you're good at what are you good at? They didn't ever told him I'm good with languages okay go learn 123 languages and start explaining the Quran and explaining to us what they're saying and what their books say.
What are you good at with all I'm good with with law in general I like law. I can I can take evidence and great okay, that's what you're going to you're going to focus on.
I'm I'm good at what I'm good at army. Go ahead, caught it. I'm gonna negotiations I'm gonna blouse go ahead good. Everyone did what they were good at. They found their calling. And they stuck to it. And they were successful. And they made a difference. But the concept of responsibility was there from day one.
Men and women will talk I'm going to exit earnings today. Just so you don't think I'm just saying this because we have no, it's men and women 4050 people, almost 5050 or 55 45%. broken down in the middle men and women. Average age was 25 years old. The Ages range from 10 to 60. But the majority were younger ages. That's why the average is 25. You can say the average is 35. From 30 to 60. That's if the numbers are equal. But the number of younger people was way more than the number of older people. During the hope of the day I talked about that quite a bit.
Islam, Islam was built on youth. It was built on youth. It thrived through youth. It became successful and prosperous because of youth. That's how it happened then, that's how it will happen now, and that will never change. And the moment we stopped believing in our youth, the moment we stop empowering them, the moment we stop making them feel responsible. The moment we stop pushing them forward and telling them Go ahead. Let's start solving and we'll start helping you nothing was going to change.
Towards the end of the Sierra this time. I'll tell you the story of Osama bin I'll talk about it now because that'll be a year from now at least, whose name is Eva, 17 years old. The day the prophets that Allah Allah, Allah made him a commander of an army within the Army was Omar Osman. I lead by the names these names that had grown up. They were now in the 30s and 40s. They were well established. They were seasoned veterans. They've been doing this for a long time. Some of them were very good i leading armies. He put Osama it was done. I had been there for at least three or four. And you have learned in the prophets Allah Selim wanted to do some of people objected. Not these big
names, but some of the people in the army didn't think for themselves. Like it makes no sense. Why would assign the lead if you're here hear it.
I'm Sam is going to lead and you're what you're going to how does that work? To them? It didn't make any sense to the prophets of Allah Hasan made full sense. And the beautiful part of this story is that he then he passed away at least it was done before the army actually moved. So they came to the bucket as a yellow Booker, Alessandro Stram was old. He was really sick when he made that decision. Is there any chance that maybe he
you know, maybe, maybe Osama shouldn't be the record, I'm not going to hold the rock that's an alcohol. Rasulullah says, what you're asking me to, to untie a knot. The Prophet SAW ISIL and made himself of course, not fighting for the bath it was. And he commanded the army to move with Oussama and he didn't see a problem with it. The blood the big Sahaba didn't see a problem with you, because that's how they were raised. I really did have a problem with this at all. And that's how he grew up. He remembers what was done for him. He doesn't mind for it to be done to someone else. No problem.
No problem. I was taken care of when I was 10 and 15 and 20. That's how I became the person I am. You can do it for someone else. Of course, they'll do it for someone else. No problem, but that's how life works.
Unless that's not our thinking. It was built on youth. There's no on it. There's no There's no. There's no more honest statement that I'll give you today than that. That's the most honest statement I'll say all day today is that Islam was built almost exclusively on youth, people who were used for the Prophet sighs I'm invested in them.
16 tribe? No, no, that doesn't matter to you. But it meant a lot back then. Because when I told you at the beginning of it is family accepted Islam, his families all just wonder if it was just his relatives accepting Islam, it was going to turn into a tribal problem, meaning the venerable Hashem are the ones who accepted the deen. And that's it, we would have had an issue. But actually, when you take these 50 names, and you study their backgrounds, they came from 16 Different tribes 3012 tribes within Quraysh and four from outside of McCall together. Besides the people who were not Arabs all day, like like Bilal Uberaba, Allahu anhu, and other and other people who weren't Muslim
at all, who weren't, weren't Arabs at all.
So he has spread out his message that message Allah, his thought was salam. He had made sure that he had people everywhere, and he chose the best. He didn't speak to the person who was the most disrespected individual in his face.
probably know he spoke to the person who had the most was most mature most successful had the most grit had the highest ethics does he was targeting all your thoughts. Yeah, the right people in his group so Allah Hi, nice to have you sell them.
What does it mean to you to be the first at anything?
Who remembers the whoever came second in any Olympic game? Who remembers it? No one does. I know it sounds really cruel, and really mean. But it's really true.
It is. It's very true. I can tell you every every World Cup since 1970. Which team won it? I cannot tell you the second place in any of them. No one remembers where it comes in second, unfortunately, doesn't mean that their effort wasn't appreciated, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it again. No, it's just the reality of the world. Being a pioneer means a lot coming in first being the first to do something. I'm gonna tell you two stories, and I hope they bother you as much as they've been bothering me for the last 30 years.
There's a man by the name I shot seven case. This man came to the Mecca just happened to work out like this. He came to me the day after the prophets Allah Islam surgery just after he spoke to one of them one of the day the morning Baraka died. The Prophet sallallahu sallam was still really early into this just after a scene. He was still under Rasulullah and Gibreel. the provenance of them was fresh.
And he's standing there Ali Sato stem he sees Asha Asha is a very very known merchant is a businessman. He's very wealthy, very smart guy. He is friends with the law best even Abdullah McCollum the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is Uncle
I shots tells us a story. I shot is a Muslim, so don't worry. But he tells us a story.
Said *a lemony what kind of Hadith I didn't know who he spoke to me and he was fresh as a prophet as became a prophet.
To who on Islam vaca Bharani I asked him what Islam says he told me about the deen for our journey and I jimothy makalah to who I liked what he was saying. On Film minor Dan Yeah, had to jump in when I was called by one of the businessman, the merchants first then to who were the hubs. So I told him just hold on I need to go to my seat.
And then I forgot to ever come back. And I went on my way. And it took him 17 years to accept Islam
17 years later
they're gonna have I think nobody smile Oh, me. He came with his people 17 years later,
while the outro so hopefully
he's looking down the whole time.
The old time he couldn't look up. Because you remember I go to Phoenix see what he called me. He lo Anioma her Mills different. If I just didn't get distracted that day. Lo and then Elam LTF at Omaha if that day I just how sometimes we don't realize
that we do something and that that thing that we do is the worst or best choice of our lives. See big decisions in life don't have like theatrical music behind it. Like your life isn't a movie there's there's not going to be a lot of preparation for the big moments. The big moments at the time are going to seem completely useless. They're going to seem to us something completely unimportant just the regular moments you will later on in life look back at that moment and say that moment literally either ruined or fixed my life it changed my life that one moment but right then in there you don't see it. I wish I didn't think much he was just distracted for a second
someone called him Okay give me a second and he forgets 17 years
do you want to understand what he missed out on being so you don't know his name? But you know oh buckle you know I'm already north now you know I you know these names even if you don't know what they did you know the name is there. It's a household name. If you're Muslim, you've heard the name. You don't know I shot them in place. It's not your fault. He made a horrific mistake. He made the mistake of a lifetime. He would come 17 years later with his people putting his head down and saying no and that Elam is defective. I just didn't look back, qualified Rafa to see your mobile AI tool lawsuit. Allah says I'm the other day, I put my hand at the profit slice a limb and accepted Islam,
Nevada to La he for either who were tuberous and multiple sumo Hogben. And he was smiling. But he wasn't smiling the way he smelt everyone else. He was smiling away.
You couldn't have waited for
17 years. Yeah, I should have clarified that but then sort of.
He walked away. Gielen in a state of embarrassment. How could you have done that?
You missed out.
There's a man by the name of Joe shun of Bobby lumber. He's a is a tribe. And this man was visiting Mecca. The Prophet SAW
Islam saw this man heard him, took interest in him. So he came to him and he performed Dawa with blue ocean in a way that we don't have on record that he ever performed with anyone else. This is the only place I have this. I don't have any other examples, but that Joseph aka Joe Shun.
unsubtly that they'll just come to me I have an offer for you. Colorado junction pecan Esma halacha EDA and akuna minal our
How about I offer you to be one of the first
this is what he said that he has 200 of them. I'm going to offer you the ocean. You're gonna forget his name today after you walk out of here that says mistake. I'm going to offer you the opportunity to be amongst the first the first you get to pioneer this you get to join the foundation. Yeah, the ocean.
For call to Allah, he may be here como una Vani Yun Harada. Well, his people don't seem to believe in him. I don't need this trouble in LA Jara acaba de and to win let me have her fat any leather. If he becomes strong Monday I'll come by and accept Islam. And if he doesn't, he gets beaten then I don't have to die and get in trouble.
But I follow his ocean and he refused.
The Hulu Advice number Dojo shun yo mafia name. You accepted Islam after the Battle of quinine two years before the Prophet SAW Selim passed away by maybe your Salah is gonna make a buyer but then he went to the person who narrating that he's telling us telling us a story for a YouTube channel I watched I watched him walk away after he gave them a yawn and stand at a dream. Yeah, I'll do either an Emily who is biting down on his on his hand Nederman and lamea communal or ill
he was and regret that he missed out on being one of the first he stood there Biting is an act. If you're wondering why that is called. Surely that's how Arabs express regret. Don't ask me why I have no idea why they do it. I've never done it myself yet. Now by what
he built was biting down on his knuckles in regrets that he missed out being one of the first. These are the dollar he gave him slicing them Halakhah How can I offer you? How about you get to be one of the first?
No, I'm good. He comes at night and years later.
What have I done?
What have I done?
Now I'm just a name Rhodiola who I know he died Muslim.
But you will remember him did? I have to look up his name every time.
Every time I do this eight times. I have to look it up. I can never remember it Subhanallah
on the other hand, you have sad wo cos Colusa wala Hemara Allah Yeoman, or Anna Robert Islam are they passed by I was the forest of Islam.
I was 25% of Islam. Now obviously, he's probably wrong. But because the prophets I said him wasn't sharing information publicly and openly. He probably didn't know about it probably didn't consider as a leader as a part of a second he was too young. Probably Didn't Know About Khadija probably only knew about himself about Qatar, and maybe the two people who brought the first day side in the northmen. So it was like what the four of us so I must be 25% of Islam. Imagine that feeling? You're 25% of what the dean is. You're 25% What are we right now? What am I?
There's no 0.0 Maybe 15 zeros and then maybe not even a one something way beyond it.
But it's not about numbers it never was it never miss numbers, not about numbers. Doesn't matter. The numbers. No, it? Wait, is this estimated differently than a story I always tell at this point of the seat I'll share with you.
And I always ask a question at the end of it. And no one ever gets the question ever. We'll see.
I'm gonna do is when he when he finally was in Egypt, he figured out that in order for him to beat the Roman Empire, he needed more a stronger army. They only had 4000 people. Of course, the armies he was fighting were at least 10 times that number, at least at least 10 times the number. Yeah. And yeah, that's the that's the best. So yeah, that's a very conservative estimation at least 10 times. So he sends out a couple other letters saying yeah, I mean, I'm in denial be shaking. Yeah, you have to send me something. I'm gonna have Bob didn't like sending huge armies. He's like, Yeah, 4000 You're good. But God, I'm good. Danny. I mean, I'm a duckula Please get send me something I can't do
this with I need more people. And
of course, I'll send you a photo shoot out about LF and I send you another 4000 We're out of it. John and four men 4004 Men I'm gonna send you
by the way our bodies Yeah, John Coleman homebuyer. Each man is equivalent to 1000 I'll sell to ileka Man Yet Allah I've sent you sent 8000 People then hopefully I learned more
Ilica Mariette Allah Bracciano park if you ever told me I didn't get into 1000 people I will be had you Bacala I'm allowed to okay. But honestly like a fuller and fuller and fuller none of me accounted for names. I know the names. There'll be a trivia for next week for an equaliser. These are 4000 people and these four names each person is equal to the whole armor for them Mara Ito knew who was being sent to him. He was at 4004. So when the 4004 came he saw them on from Hola Hola, Anna Afra joven Alba it really means
when I saw the 4004 Min, I was happier that he sent those four than the 4000 really spent with them. I'm happy to have those foreman. Because it's not about numbers. It's about impact. It's about energy. It's about efficiency. Right? Isn't that what it's about? It's not about numbers. It doesn't matter
how many people there are what really matters is what are you doing? How much effort are you putting into this you can be used you can still be a pioneer. This is not to make you feel bad. This is to make you feel hopeful. You can still pioneer something you don't have to pioneer for all of Islam. You can pioneer it for your family. You can pioneer it for your home you can pioneer it for your community for your Masjid do something be the first to do something of higher because there's so many of us who were pioneering shutter twist teaching somebody something bad is happening all the time.
You must have introduced something bad to a friend at some point in your life I know I did.
The moment you introduce something bad to someone who's never seen it before and they start doing it and you know that you carry the the ISM the sin of that until you will make up for it introduce something good. Introduce a pioneer higher. Be like one of Don't be like the first two names. Don't be like them. Don't be like sods. You like these names be be like those four men, those four individuals who had more weight than than an army. Those four men Subhanallah it's just a different way of looking at things altogether. Here's some names.
Osman Zubaydah tal Hassan so he didn't say them and ammo them in Newfield very important name. I'll talk about next year you can show them His father was 18 and I'm gonna be Newfane this man was one of the few Moorhead one of the Houma ne one of the people who few people who believed in Allah Allah Allah during the Prophet so I said it was life, giving the prophets of Allah Azza lemma hope that this could still happen. He didn't live long enough to become a Muslim because the Prophet Allah Islam was in a prophet yet he died before that, but his tongue Seidman Zaid would become one of the early Muslims or the 10 machete in vagenda. He's the name everyone forgets Raha VEDA holism says in
the house of burdens a lot of blood Masada will sell them and those are the names. These are the early names but Islam was built upon move on to the one after
and here's an names of some of the sisters.
The prophets I send them as daughters off here and of course Khadija we've already talked about Jesus. He's number one. Then you have zeyneb Raka. Juncker tomb Fatima then you have faulty Bob then you have a smart mentor Mason smart with me because I'm able to hire off and I Aisha rom then Amina and I mean often almost Salam and Fatima has not been been Salam go back to the books of Sierra is at least twice the number
45 55% men and women Islam was built on a on a very close average, all of these names. Average age is 25 years old you have as young as 10 and as old as 60 or older Allahu Anhu matchmake I thought it was nice to to share the names. You don't share names and especially when it comes to sisters we don't do a very good good job at sharing names. These as Robin Sharma is for example is yes ma'am and Tommy's up their third name Smeb informace was the wife of Jaffa who would later when Jaffa died be the wife of obika and then the wife of armour and the wife of Earth man this lady was with Mary three and during her life she don't live with them all she would have children from them and she
would raise all her child all children all watch her children whether Elena or Mujahideen, all them smart men from a study Allah I know about thought their mental health club. The reason you have no matter the reason we can walk around and saying we have from our own man we have a guy called our mother and we call our children our mother we tell them that they that's who you're looking up to you look into this individual. This under this amazing individual in history is because of his sister, a faulty man he would never become a Muslim. You'll see when I tell you the story.
A smart but the biblical Allahu anha
this lady and he was, this is one of the few ladies we don't talk about enough. But your whole life and continuous perseverance for the sake of Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. She would outlive the prophets I seldom by many, many, many years.