Leadership Qualities Amongst The Companions
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One of the things that we noticed and we realize, when we study and look at them collectively as a generation, as a group of people as a community, is that each and every single one of them was a leader in and of his own way. in his own right, he was a leader. Each and every single one of them possessed a strong character and personality. Each one of them in whatever field they chosen, whatever they did, they sound and they became an example, not only for their own people at that time, but for generations to come. And this is something unique about the generation, the companions or the alarm rang him. And it is due to the way that the Prophet son alone while he was still them,
educated and nurtured them. You look amongst them, and you'll find leaders, people who are leaders in the conventional sense, leaders and rulers. And then you will find others who are leaders, militarily, military leaders, strategic leaders. And then from amongst them, you'll find people who are leaders in knowledge, and leaders in taqwa and piety and righteousness, leaders in generosity, leaders in a man in every single sphere of life, leaders in administration, building an empire and so on and so forth. Each and every single one of them was a leader in and of his own way. But what's amazing is that the Prophet sallallahu are they he will sell them in the way that he educated and
nurtured his companions. Some of them were very young, because we have many young brothers and sisters in the masjid today, very young people, very young Muslims at the time, others when their teens, others in their 20s others in middle age, others old people, all of them became leaders in their own right. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wouldn't pick one of them and say, Come for some career counseling. Let us sit together and draw up a plan. What do you want to do in 10 years? What's your 20 year vision? What do you want to be when you grow up? You don't find this thing when eration in the books of Hadith, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had such a
conversation with his companions, they didn't attack their life for them, didn't give them career goals. Yet still, each and every single one of them excelled in their own right. And it's not because he gave them this type of career counseling, per se, but rather it is because of the way that he nurtured them Generally, the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would encourage his companions, he would encourage them to develop a personal connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is different for each and every single person. The way that you have a personal connection with Allah is different to the way that I will have that personal connection with Allah.
Your acts of worship that you do will be different to my acts of worship. And that's why I'm in that man came to Imam Malik Rahim Allah, and he said to him, You spent too much time teaching and giving knowledge, you should focus more on your own worship. And so Imam Malik Rahim Allah replied, each one should do what he finds easiest. For some people, it may be giving more charity. For others, it is to pray more further as it is to recycle more and more for others it is to seek knowledge. And each one of us tries to do all of this to the best of our ability, but we excel in some films over others. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would encourage his companions to develop
this personal connection with Allah and then he would put his support
structure around them the way that their parents dealt with them those who had Muslim parents from amongst them, the way that the Muslim wife would deal with a husband, and the Muslim husband would deal with his wife, the way that the children would deal with their parents and deal with the elders in their community, the way that the companions would be like a jigsaw machine with one another, interconnecting with one another, supporting one another. And so the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam developed this culture of support, where one of the companions if he made an error, he made a mistake, he wouldn't be just outcasted from his community, but everyone makes mistakes, and
especially young people, if you give them that type of responsibility, and you want them to become leaders, and you try to nurture them know that they will make mistakes. That's something you have to expect something you have to plan for. And so when one of them would make a mistake, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would correct him, sometimes even rebuke him, but then he would give him another opportunity, because it's a process. This is how they will become inspirational leaders. When you look at any of those companions, or the alarm rang, whom you find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stress to them, that the golden objective in this life should be the
pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah. And if you work for pleasing Allah azzawajal, then whatever course in life you choose, a large zildjian will bless you within that course of life. So these are the things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam placed around them, so that each and every single one of them would flourish into becoming a leader. And we don't have the time, nor the resources, nor the ability to go into detail concerning all of these great companions. But if you were to start from Abu Bakar, and then work your way down to one of the companions, each one of them could become a football or a lecture in and of himself. Men and women, old and young, poor and rich,
this type of nurturing didn't have prejudice and bias, it didn't have favor one group of people over another, the Arabs over the non Arabs, the poor over the ritual, vice versa. It was something which a lot of the companions benefited from. And so in today's footage, I want to give you one example of this, from one companion, the life of one companion of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this companion during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was young in age. When the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam died, he was in his early 20s, no more than 21 or 22 years old. That's when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died. So for the majority of the life of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this companion was a young boy or a teenager.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with this companion. He didn't give him career counseling, didn't see what the man asked him what he planned to do with his life, didn't ask him what profession he wanted to go into. But he put amongst him and around the other companions, that support structure, building this mindset of having this connection with Allah, or focusing on the pleasure of Allah affirming or an and the sooner and each and every single one of them, including this companion, became a great leader. This companion was the son of another great companion. The companion is Abdullah ibn Amato rhodiola.
Not only is he an industrious and a companion, but his father was the second greatest companion ever. Imagine how the prophets Allah Allah, what are they He will send them would treat ramen and Abubakar Iris man and Ali, the most senior of the companions, yet he wouldn't neglect the likes of normal and even abass and Anna Sibley Malik and his companions who are just young boys at that time, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to go and fight in the Battle of a bill Rahman came out so that he could go and participate in the battle. And he was 14 years old, according to himself, and Sahil Bukhari 14 years old at that time, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said to him, No, go back, you're too young. So then in the following year, in the Battle of the trench, the Battle of the hunt duck, he again came out to present himself for participation in that battle. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the age of 15, he allowed him to do so.
Meaning he was a young companion. The prophets all along while he will send them didn't consider him old enough mature enough to participate in the lights of the Battle of burden. And
within that short space of time, and in the time and the lives of the whole author. He became one of the greatest companions. And if you were to ask the average Muslim to name you the companions that he knows of the names that is
Abdullah bin Omar would be from amongst them rhodiola Houma. So what did the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam do with this man, who at that time was a young boy, at that time was a young boy. The first thing that the companions had radi Allahu anhu, collectively, and even Roman as well, was that they had this role model within their community. They had the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that they could look up to. And when he wasn't around, they had the likes of Abu Bakr and Omar and Horace Mann and Adi rhodiola.
These illustrious companions that they would look up to, that they would try to impress, that they would try to emulate and follow in their footsteps.
abdulai binominal al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, he mentioned concerning himself, he says, that the people at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if one of them saw a dream, he would come and he wouldn't read that dream to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would interpret his dream for him. So he says about himself, that I too wished that one night I would see a dream, just so I could go and mention this to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, look at His love, His attachment, his connection to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wants to see a dream, just so he can go and speak to the Prophet
salallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he said during that time, in the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, I would often sleep in the masjid. I would often spend the night sleeping in the masjid. So he says, One night, I saw a dream, a dream, the two angels came. And they took each one of them took me by my handle by my arm, and they took me to our round, and a pit of fire, raging fire. And within that fire, I saw people that I recognized, but that fire was covered. It was like a wound that had been covered and underneath it was fire flames of fire. And so when I saw this, I became scared. And I began to say at Hulu Billahi min, and now I seek refuge in Allah from this
fire. And as this was going on, a third angel came, and he said to me, oh, Abdullah bin Omar, why are you so scared?
And then I woke up. This is the dream that he saw around the Allahumma. So he went to his sister hafsa rhodiola, who and her the mother of the believers, the wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said to go and tell the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam about this dream that I saw. And so she did so, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Nick ma Raja Abdullah lo karna yopu Mobile al, what a blessing a righteous man is Abdullah, if only he stood to pray in the night, if only he prayed beyond that the 100 prayer, what a great righteous man this is. The narrator says by Allah Abdullayev and Mr. radi Allahu anhu man after that day, he never left a night
except that the majority of it would be spent in prayer. They would say concerning him that when he would come upon the night, he would stay awake in prayer. And then he would rest and he would sleep such a light sleep, he would be disturbed by the simplest of sounds, and then he would wake up and he would pray again. And then again, he would sleep this light type of sleep. And again, he would wake up to pray. And this is how he spent his night. Look at this beautiful incident, about how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is nurturing this righteous companion to develop this personal connection with the loss of Hanna who will Tyler when we have our young brothers and sisters, our
children, our siblings, our nephews or nieces? What is the first priority that we want for them? Often, it's things like education, making sure they make the right career choice, making sure that they're working on their grades, that they're doing their homework, these types of issues. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his primary focus was always that that child, that young person that Muslim, he develops a connection with de la. Luca how Omar at this young age, he's spending his time in the masjid. He's even sleeping the night in the masjid. His parents are allowing him to go and sleep at the masjid. He has this connection with the masjid. And then the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam doesn't want him to just stop there. But he wants him to continue. He wants him to go and do more. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him to stand the night in prayer. Now his father, Mr. Abraham rhodiola, one was a great, illustrious companion. Everyone knows the status of Rama and Rama was the leader, one of the greatest leaders of the Muslims. And I'm delighted when Omar his son was also a great leader, but he wasn't a leader like his father. He wasn't a military leader. He didn't become a
ruler of the Muslims. He wasn't an administrative leader. But he was a leader in his own right. A leader of knowledge, a leader of taqwa, a leader of generosity. These are the things that have to live in America became a leader in and even when they told him that he should become the leader, the ruler of the Muslims, when they told him to become the halifa, one of the very first would say, go and become the governor of this land, he would say, No, this isn't something which I want, leave me away from these issues, because he wants to be a leader in something else. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not only did he learned from him, but he learned from his father, again, the
support structures around him, his father in law, who and taught him a very valuable lesson when he was a young boy. And that is that this everything that he does should be in line with the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the love for Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam should be given priority over everything else. Abdullah bin Amato, notice that his father, his own father, his blood father, that his father would give preference to another of the companions over him. Imagine your child finding that you give preference to another boy from amongst the Muslim community. You give him more than your own son?
How would he feel? How would he make his father film? Abdullah bin Romana said to his father, I saw that you give more preference to Osama Hussein rhodiola and Houma than you do to me. And so, Barbara, the Allahu anhu replied, he said yes, oh my son. Yes, I give him more preference than I give you. Because by Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved his father, Zaid, more than he loved your father, and he loved his son, Oussama more than he loved your father, son, meaning you are Abdullah. Look at this beautiful, simple yet powerful statement, showing and teaching nurturing his son, that the love of Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
should be Foremost among the Allahu and isn't giving preference to this other child, his other man's other boy, simply because he doesn't love his own son is not because he's trying to get married to his daughter, Islam because he wants to go into a business dealing with him. It's because Allah loved him. Allah Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved his father, and he loved the son,
who sama immunization was one of the closest people to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so this incident and incidents like this, they established within urban armor, not a hatred for his father, but an understanding of the true correct understanding of this religion. And so in Oman, not only then did he go and tread upon that methodology laid down by his father, but he became one of the companions. That was the strictest most ardent ones that follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. sharabi Allahu Allah would say, you won't find anyone that follows the footsteps of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam more so than abdulai be normal. Even the
companions acknowledge this, look at how he was nurtured and he was young, at the time of the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but when he would travel, he would take the same route that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took, and he would rest at the same tree, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rested under, he would even go and water the tree to make sure that the tree doesn't die, so he could continue to do so. Wherever he would go, he would often relieve himself in the same place where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, would relieve himself. And one incident in one journey. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was going to a
place and is come on became confused. And so the camera began to go round and round twice. And then it continued upon its course, when I'm delighted and Armand later came to that same area, even though he was something which just happened naturally, he made his common go around twice, and then follow that same direction. All our of love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions, nurtured leaders. attachment to Allah subhanho wa Taala, loving first and foremost Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if someone has these two things, I asked you, what then can stop them in the dunya whatever path
they choose whatever they do, if they have that strong connection with Allah, and that love of Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then allow will decree for them success in this life, and in the next, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his father are not the only one. They also encouraged him to seek knowledge, to learn to have embedded
ambition, not to be shy of making mistakes, not to be shy at all, when it came to seeking knowledge and speaking the truth. Everyone's heard of that famous Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he sat with his companions one day. And he said, Indeed, from amongst the trees, there is a tree that its leaves don't fall. And it's example is like the example of the Muslim, which tree am I talking about? And so the companions began to think of the different trees, the trees of the desert, the trees that they could think of. And I'm delighted Mr. Ravi Allahumma. He thought to himself, I know this tree, it is the date palm tree. But he says in the duration that I was too shy
to say this to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because within that same setting and gathering, there were many Senior Companions, people older, more senior, more respected, so I stayed quiet. And then when no one got the answer, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Indeed it is the date palm tree. So Abdullah bin Omar said that I went back to my father Omar, and I told him this story, and I told him I knew the answer. But shyness stopped me from speaking. And so someone said, Oh, my son, don't ever do so again. Don't ever do so again. By Allah have you answered it would have been more beloved to me than anything else. Look at how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam is challenging these companions, getting them to think not to be shy, to learn to understand. And look, I'm not the only one who wants his son to be ambitious. Yes, in that setting, there were companions, older, more knowledgeable, more pious, people who are more senior. But if you know the answer, then don't be shy. And if you made a mistake, then don't be shy of making that mistake of having an error. But go back and try again. This is how these companions became way scholars of Islam. And I'm delighted when Omar he took this lesson. And not only did he become a great scholar of Islam, he was one of the six most prolific narrators of Hadith, over 2600 Hadith that we have
come from the narration of Abdul Rahman radi, Allahu and Houma, one of the most knowledgeable of the companions, the Khalifa as of that time of the Omega dynasty, they would say to their children, if you want to see honor, then go and look up Dalai Lama, this man who was poor, he wasn't a leader. He wasn't a military leader. He wasn't a warrior, but he was a scholar. They would say, if you want to see honor, then go and see Abdullah ibn Ahmad radi Allahu Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged not only that they should have a personal connection, not only that they should love online His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but that they should strive for excellence in
that which they do, that they shouldn't be shy of taking on responsibility. They shouldn't be shy of making mistakes and errors are often we as parents and elders, we belittle our young people, or young brothers and sisters, when they make an error, when we give them a task, and they do it wrong. When we give them responsibility, and they fail. And instead of understanding and helping them, we normally belittle them, but look at how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was able to nurture these young companions so that when the time came, when the likes of Abu Bakr and Omar Osman and Ali had passed away, they would take up the reins for the Muslim ummah. barakallahu li walakum Super and
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sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka early, early he was he was one who seldom at the Sleeman kathira, about one of the other valuable lessons that I'm delighted Omar rhodiola Allahumma learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and from his own father Rama rhodiola. One was that you shouldn't have an attachment to the dunya dunya comes and it goes, money comes and it goes and successes only with the loss of Hannah who Tyler. This was a lesson that he learned at a young age. When everyone knows the famous story of Amara, the Allahu anhu came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he gave him half of his one half of his wealth v sebelah for the sake of Allah. And
so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to Omar, what have you left for your family? and Roman said, I have left half. It's like, meaning half is for you and half is for my family. I'm delighted and Oman learned this lesson. And he was one of the most generous companions
didn't care about money. And while he was so generous that his own slaves, the people that were his slaves knew of his generosity. And so they would often stand and go to the masjid. And they would often want him to see them in the masjid, so that he would think that they were righteous, and then he would feed them. He would feed someone simply because you saw him a person that goes to the mosque. So someone said to Abdullah bin Omar, these people are deceiving you, they don't really want to go to the masjid. They're deceiving you. And so Abdullah Omar would say that if they're deceiving me by using Allah, then I will be deceived. I am happy to be deceived if they're using a law to
deceive me. And so I'm delighted that Omar became one of the greatest, most generous companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wouldn't come and break his his past he wouldn't make a farm unless they were poor people sitting with him. And if he came to his house, and he found that his family was alone, not a single person, he would say to them, where are the Where are the poor and the needy, and they would say, we didn't have time to invite anyone today. So he would say to them, you guys eat you eat, and he would take some food and he would go and find the poor companions and the poor people and the poor Muslims, and then he would break his fast with them. One of the
most generous companions are the loved one. So Abdullah bin Ahmad was a leader in knowledge, one of the most knowledgeable companions, a leader in rabada, one of the companions used to worship the most and leader in generosity, and leader in a man and in taqwa, Abdullah. Omar wasn't a conventional leader, Mo all of the companions, conventional leaders, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allowed them to become leaders in their own right. So my dear brothers and sisters, today, unfortunately, we don't have many leaders amongst the Muslim community. We don't see many aspiring leaders, we don't see many of our young brothers and sisters and even amongst our elders
and ourselves, those people who are leaders, people who are leaders in generosity, leaders in knowledge, leaders, in taqwa leaders in righteousness, examples for the community. And it is because we don't follow this methodology laid out by our Prophet son alone while he was silom. We don't develop our personal connection with Allah. And we don't encourage our children to develop that connection. We don't teach them about putting a lion is Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the forefront, that they should be our foremost priority, the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We don't encourage them to take responsibility. We don't encourage them to make mistakes and that it's
okay to sometimes make mistakes. If you learn from your mistakes. We don't encourage them to not be attached to the dunya but rather to attach themselves to Allah and to the last day and to move to Yama and the hereafter. So these are the things that we need to reinvigorate. These are the things that we need to resuscitate amongst our community. So that inshallah we will have amongst this community as well, those individuals, men and women, old and young, poor and rich, who will be leaders in sha Allah Hi, Tyler. So malamala hamanako he been upset with Santa Monica to say, well you have become a young engineer at Coca Cola and Karima in the law Monica de Luna Allah Nabi
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