I’m not Led but I lead
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah to my Devens Islam.
The topic is,
I'm not lead, but I lead. We're talking about the leadership, the attributes of a leadership. Can anyone be a leader? And what exactly are the attributes that will build a bridge from the past to a better future, looking back into our giants that lead this oma for the reasons that they have that Allah subhanaw taala bestowed upon them, and they earned it, in order for us over 1400 years ago, that we are here to c'est la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah around the world, heard, loud and clear, a message of unity regardless of your skin, regardless of your ethnicity, gender, creed, anything else except that we have one quibbler, one book, one oma one Prophet, one goal, one reason
the reason we're created, what we're doing here, and what is waiting for us, understanding the basis, that we will also find out that the leaders of the past are the reasons that we are here today, the leaders of today that will assure the continuity of this oma, hence, we have to understand that leadership is not a position, it is a responsibility. And indeed, leadership is not a title, but a behavior. Can anyone be a leader,
you'll find out that naturally, two and a half to 5% of people are natural leaders. Two and a half. And 5% can be taught to be leaders. There are different ranks of leaders and different ranks of leadership.
But this is not really here to be an academic course, which this forced leave of allow us to be in corporate they used to teach. I'm talking here for a reason. The only thing I asked for my brothers and sisters is a change. That's what I always ask, When you come to a place and learn something you have to change. So we have to have a goal in the end of this lecture. And you'll find out what that is in the end. inshallah. We're not here to waste anybody's time. Indeed, that is a fallacy that things that you build upon false hopes.
But we are here for a reason, a purpose. So remember this, if you live for yourself, your actions and deeds will die with you.
But if you live for others, your actions and deeds will never die.
So think about the purpose of life while you were here, while you were created. So I'll share a personal experience that I've had myself that was a turning point in my life a little bit later to understand this means.
But knowing that the leadership in itself, and how much responsibility that comes with it, and how important for us to have a leader amongst this
is vital to our existence.
You can understand now that our enemies knew this long time ago and the first thing they wanted to destroy was the healer.
And that's the reason when the oma happened
to be dissolved, is when we had that symbol of the lava taken away when, when we want to ask for the dounia more than anything else, we followed our own whims and desires not the purpose and the reason that we were here. You will know the reason that you here when you're happy, I'll give you the proof of that. In the month of Ramadan, you are the happiest even though it's most difficult for you. You fast during the day
and you pray during the night.
You stay up. You raise your hands asking a lot to give you the strength and accept from you. Every night for 29 nights or 30 nights raising your hand staying up. Your feet are swollen, your body's aching, you're hurt and after a long day of work where everybody else drinks. You're not what everybody else needs. You're not everybody's joking hugging and kissing and you're refraining you Lauren, lowering your gaze. You're not lead like a salmon. No, on the contrary, you're uphill, you're going on that path that you're proud for not just following logistic school of fish. And after all of the difficulties you go through every test and trials you go through in the end of the
month, you're crying because Ramadan is over. Why? Because the reason you were created for
is the purpose that you're doing it, you're worshipping Allah, and that's the reason you're happy. So if you leave that reason, you will never be happy. If you notice that our enemies will know that for sure, and they will take away our children before we even bring them up.
What are they brought for?
3624 36? That's your measuring stick if you're good or bad.
Do you have the six pack? How many likes you have on Facebook?
What is the purpose of your creation is taken away. You have something else totally different that you hear for.
So you're raising a lamb not a lion.
So please ask yourself the same question. How many of you are raising Salahuddin?
It's a rhetorical question. But listen in the past the parents of Salahuddin and UB Rahmatullah Lee, this man was going to marry a woman, he asked her a simple question.
The reason I want to get married is to raise the person that will be a leader to free Muslims.
But you said but I'm not interested in this.
It says that I can't marry you.
On the way out, another lady heard him.
She says I want to raise the person that will free Muslims protect us be able to be a good leader.
Free at last. He says I want to marry you.
When they were married, they raised Salahuddin.
So you should ask yourself, leadership starts with me. Because if it is to be it's up to me, don't pass the puck don't look for others to make solutions. Lead by example, live Islam. And that's the best way of Dawa. You know why? Because ignorance is number one enemy for us. Statistics show that 70% of people right here don't know you. They don't know about Islam.
But they still don't like you. They're not happy with you.
They don't like the way you look.
Whether it's a media or politicians, I'm not gonna go there. But it's not a secret. So can I ask you a simple question?
If Australia right here, decided to pass a law that normal Muslims are welcome here. Go home. We're not interested in dealing with you anymore. You causing us too much trouble?
Can I ask you another question? Will they miss you?
Will people say no, we want Muslims to stay.
Or people say get away?
Will you leave a void behind?
We people say what happened to sister Fatima? What happened to Brother Mohammed?
Will you be missed will be just another statistic as zero on the left hand side of the one. How many of us cut the lawn of our neighbor?
How many of us share our food with our neighbor?
How many of us take that handle of the old? How many people meet people with smile? How many people give the benefit of the doubt. How many people live is slammed for them to understand what Islam is all about. So our leadership is within you
Indeed, we need a leader. Otherwise there's ham. Everyone else is going all over the place. We need some organization. We need someone that has the skill, intuition, anticipation to be able to analyze the situation, not the others that give us a bad name that do things on our behalf, speak on our behalf in our name that have no vision, no wisdom.
People are just right or left right or wrong. Well, like it's not that
it's much more than that. So if you have people leading that are ignorant, they have no hegman no wisdom, not understanding the consequences and the repercussions of their behavior. There are no good leaders.
So how does the leader act? If you look at that?
shepherds, how do they lead? You understand the prophets and messengers were shepherds for a reason? They have to have patience. They have to have wisdom, how to control the flock and how do they control the flock. Have you seen a shepherd that goes in the front, the usual lead from the back to make sure they see the shepherd and the flock ahead of them.
And that's how we should be leading making sure
Every one is ahead of us. Not We are the one and everybody else works for us. You understand the leaders of the past and even the prophets and messengers, they own the people's hearts. They did not own the people's necks.
They worked for the people did not work for them.
They left a legacy behind that everybody else talks about after the die.
They weren't rolling with the iron fist.
They lead by example.
So you're supposed to be like a person walking in the desert,
where the footsteps are not heard.
But they are seen and that legacy is left behind. So when you do something, do something for the sake of Allah, what do I mean whom I do not do? ambreen Allah masaharu waka Nubia, Tina up noon, we made them leaders to invite others in our path when they had patience, and they had yaqeen certainty of our knowledge. Allah has put me on the treasures of the earth. Why have a claim understanding the situation the mentality of the people here,
not having to go in contradiction.
You live in peace. You bring people what they have in common.
And they had certainty of the knowledge that only God Almighty will hold people accountable.
We're just human beings just like everybody else.
So you'll understand that there is a good news.
The good news is the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
this hadith in Sahih, Muslim, Mottola, LA
and it's hasn't sound which is just
talking about the Buddha, the prophet hood and also talking about the khilafah because we can only be united when we come back. By whom come back to Allah.
The only way that allows of Hana to Allah, we hope you as you come back.
But if you understand now that he leaders drink last, not first, give me What have you done for me lately?
You'll find out that the reason the brothers talking about the UAE May, because you have a leader May Allah bless him. People know him, they trust Him, they respect him. They've seen the actions, not lip service.
Somebody that puts the hearts and minds together,
somebody be able to understand the differences. Look at the priorities, what we have in common what we have in differences. Someone that does not fish for fault, someone that takes the hand and pulls them out of the hole, not push you down. Someone that is there for you when you need them.
Someone that is paid his dues.
So understanding that
is vital to our existence and our future.
So about yourself.
If you go home tonight, May Allah give you a long, healthy, righteous life.
If you put your head on the pillow tonight
and may not be able to raise it back up again.
Giving you a surety that none of us are actually guaranteed to walk out the doors.
But this could be the last blink of an eye. Possible hearts. last breath you take.
If you put your head on the pillow and not be able to raise it back up again. What will you be known for? What will your legacy be? What have you left behind?
What will people say about you?
There was innovation a man says what will people say about me? After I die? We care too much about what will people say? after we're gone? But do you have any idea what will people say about you after you're gone?
They will say in Manila he were in LA Hey, Roger. Oh, that's what will people say about you after you're gone? We come from God Almighty and unto Him we are going to be resurrected. So a good leader understands that and that's why I'm going to finish with the attributes that falls through this. We don't care about what people think. It doesn't matter to me.
Failure Bernina so hopefully as soon as lm out
it doesn't matter to me Allah what people think.
If people are pleased with me or not pleased with me, as long as you are pleased, is pleased with me.
Work reform in the homeless alone. So he said, you know what you said, it says yes, we come from Allah and we going back to him. Because that's not what it means.
I am paving the path to understand how they lived, how they led the oma how they turn this whole thing around.
The people that walked with bare feet had barely anything to eat. How could they lead the world teach the people about the sciences,
that the treasures of Islam were truly prosperous. When we lived our glory days.
They understood the fact that I was telling you that they're here for a reason. And they're not holding on to a throne that is made of dust. They have a higher goal, a bigger fish to fry. And that you should be aiming so high. Even though your feet are touching the ground. But your heart should not be here. Your heartbeat should be hung up there. Your ultimate goal is a success. Not in this life. You should be the best in this life. Don't get me wrong, we should be the best leaders in every position that you do. You should be the best doctor, best engineer, best lawyer, best mother best father, best son, best daughter, best human being period as Islam asks you to do and be
the understood the fact that they are responsible for the people not for themselves.
They put people first
the safety of the community
the good of all proceeds the good one, not the other way around.
So if you understand that fact, let me take you back in the past to tell you how important it is.
If you go back in history, you find out
so many materials, this almost full of giants
and if you go back in time,
you'll find out who you truly are
you the daughters of Khadija and for Tim and Aisha My dear sister.
You are the sons of our Casa de la jolla and Marina van Alina Vitaly
so when you look in the mirror today, I don't want you to see Allah a lamb but you see a lion, the truth about you? Yes, you've heard so many things. You've heard things all the time. It's difficult to hear every day every day in that a Muslim man is a terrorist and Muslim woman is oppressed very difficult for the peer pressure. How do I get up in the morning knowing that I'm not wanted?
How do I hold on to my identity?
How do I hold on to the Purpose The reason I'm here?
Should I be a leader? Should I just walk alone? And if you do, I want you to know that even if people don't like you hear the angels in the heavens are actually proud of you and the mention your name in the mandate Allah inna site of a loss of high Nigella Viola. So you may be alone here but you're not alone in the heavens.
So don't try to please people in the displeasure of Allah.
Don't try to please the creation and this was of the Creator. Because if you do the creator will be displeased with you and force people to be displeased with you too.
But if you do your best to please your Creator, even if it displeases the creation, your Creator will be pleased with you and force creation to be pleased with you to Allah He people respect you whether they like it or not.
You're not looked at as a subject of desire. You looked at as a human being
you looked at as a pearl even though the oyster hoists that pearl was inside what matters not what the outside that matters Raise your head up high and walk proud
knowing why you're here
my brothers you're going to leave a legacy behind.
So be careful because when the man told his son Be careful he will put you foot son is that Be careful you will you walk because I am walking in your footsteps.
I will share with you something inshallah. Personally in the end,
but let us continue with the best of the creation after prophets and messengers.
Because if I tell you it's the prophets and messengers stories are there but they tell me These are prophets that messenger man, what do you tell me about them for? Because Allah Subhana Allah says they are role models. You saw it was one
We have to walk in their footsteps if you ever want to be with them agenda in Paradise, after a long, healthy, righteous life,
we've seen more than we will ever see the persecution.
They were ousted.
Not very welcomed.
Why? Because they told me but there's only one God worship them. They had to tell them to do not worship your own whims and desires. Yes, freedom is there, we want it. Democracy is there but it's restricted.
If freedom is to tell me that I have a freedom to do anything to you, whether you like it or not offend you, whether you like it or not, do harm upon others, whether you like it or not, and you call that freedom. That's not freedom.
But look at the reason the purpose of the Sharia. When people say that word, they get mad at me panicking.
But the understand what does that mean?
It's the goals of that law is to protect one's right life. Number one, protect your religion. Protect your life, protect your chastity, Your Honor, your mental intellect, and your disposition, everything that you have, is that a good thing or a bad thing? We make sure that you live the way you want. You practice the religion the way you want. The people lived with us in the bedrock of Islam in Medina, with Christianity, Judaism, any other Islam, we protected them. As a matter of fact, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, Man, I'd
forgotten to open heart but those who help
that divine tradition, if you harm a close comrade of mine, I waged war upon them. Prophet Mohammed Salim says man other than me, you know, the one that has a covenant to live amongst us and peace, as if you harm me.
So why are we living anywhere else but Islam.
Even in a state of war, we're not supposed to destroy anyone's path, the temples of worship, I will give you the 10 commandments of war that were given by Prophet Mohammed me peace upon him, and the successors after him. I want you to remember these 10 very well as leaders that lead armies to war.
And I want you to take that and tell me this sounds like a what Fox News has,
or what others tell you who you are. This is an army going to war to defend, to be able to stay in our life. The first command, do not kill a woman. Do not kill a child. Do not kill an old man. Do not kill an animal. Do not cut a tree down, do not pollute their water, do not burn their homes, do not invade them at night, when he was asked why we should not invade people a night. He says so you might not wake that nursing mother and child.
You will find those who worship God in their own ways. Let them worship God in their own ways. Fight only those who fight you fight only those who fight you.
10 commandments of war as Muslims were supposed to eat do not those who call themselves Muslims. Now ally.
You understand that the our worst enemies that those who are fighting on our behalf without even us telling to fight on behalf they kill more Muslims and do more damage for Muslim than anybody else can do in the history of mankind.
So you have to have the knowledge and understanding of that don't follow a false leader. Ignorance will be among the signs of times when a man will die before anybody else. The ignorant fools will be the one that believes
the liars will be told to be truthful and the truth will be called liars. The one that betrays the oma would be one that's called yes this is the one that I mean trustworthy and that was for the person will be called the betrayal. Labeling names the Dr. Padilla theory
is a Boolean Amana.
This Amana that we have for the oma the trustworthiness to be able to be good leaders for the oma is gone for 30% This is the cost time when you have to understand that this is it you have to hold on hold on to something that's going to be as red hot stone holding on to be able to say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah right now, it's very difficult but hold on my dear sisters and brothers.
Omar mahatama jalon
was known for his leadership
Over the two years I'm going to help 20 years
of madam now van I live in Abu Dhabi all in 30 years, six and 12. That's your 30. So when Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was talking about that, he says that the Quran and no Buddha in a hurry
Prophethood will be amongst you as long as Allah Subhana Allah wishes to be
and it will be lifted the prophethood when Allah Subhana Allah wishes it to be. I'm trying to give you good news before the time is up.
And then there will be healer for the succession. As long as alameen Hajj in Nevada on the way of the Prophet hood, as long as Allah wants it to be for you. And they will be taken away as long as Allah Subhana Allah will as long as he wants to take it away for you. And then they will be woken up.
You know, it's like people biting each other like a dog bites fight over a morsel of food or even a bone which is less life.
So my akuna Mukunda Brie, you know, the Iron Fist the oppression the tyrant, see, welcome aboard.
But he gave you a good news film machaca todo la mina Hajin Nevada, one time one more time it will come back.
Over now that it is rajala Juan.
When he became an Amir, he was married to the daughter of the king. She had dresses that had jewels. in it. He says I cannot marry you be the mirror and you My wife has all of this give it away.
I give you a choice, a choice you have to make since there is no choice. I cannot take a decision to be away from you. I gave it away. When he was dying. He brought his children forward. He's I could have made you the richest people. I've could have given you everything you want. But I chose Allah and His messenger. How many leaders amongst us choose Allah and His Messenger over the worldly means they cannot be bought.
So people fight over two things that Allah subhanaw taala told us about a long time ago.
hella Quran is.
on Judgement Day people will say this money that I hoarded, did not come in my aid. The power I thought did not come in my aid. So you'll know people will fight over these two things.
Omar Callahan was known, was known to be fair and just ruler. When the kings of kaisar and khasra all of these people feared him. He had holes in his job. He used to sleep under a shade of a tree, no guards.
And then this the same ruler had black lines under his eyes crying when a young person tells them with tequila be conscious of a lot.
The people that had black lines on their back because they had bags of food to give to the poor when they're asleep. No one saw them.
Hire the person that came to tell on a hot tub be good as a leader. So he didn't hammer rajala on. He says Be careful. Yeah, Omar.
And he gave him stern words. He says what law he now I want you to be an amateur. say he didn't either went to him
in Syria to be in a mirror that time says give me the list of people who want AIDS. help financially. The Amir sorry that Mohammed was on the list of the poor. He couldn't believe it. Bring him to me. People have complained about four things. You know what they are. He says you don't come out in the morning you come out later on.
And he says they don't see you at night.
And sometimes you lose consciousness. And once a month, we don't see you at all. Is it true? He says yes. Yeah. I mean, I did not want to say anything about it.
But since he asked, I give my money to the, to the poor, I everything I have I give to the poor, I'm responsible for them. It is true. I am among the poor, even though he was the lead.
And voila, he I didn't want to say about this. I don't go out in the morning because I have to serve my wife. She's ill. I have to cook for her serve my children before I go out look at other people.
And voila, he I don't see them at night because I make my day for them and I make my night for Allah.
And yes, I do lose consciousness once in a while because I remember
when the people were killing him, I was not almost and then I did not help come in his aid. I'm afraid that I would punish for that every time. I remember this
consciences asked him a lot to forgive me. And it is true once in a month I don't come out because I only have one.
I only have one garment to wear. I wash it. I have to wait for it for one day to be dry. To come out again. Becca Omar. Omar cried.
Omar is the same one that paved the path for the camel not to put its foot in and Columbo. He says yeah, Allah Allah. Allah Hi. Can you hear me? On enough See, Have you forgiven me Allah, so they did not pave the path for a camel to be walking in peace. So I congratulate myself. And finally I'll tell you the reason we're, I've showed you I'll share this with you in the last time inshallah. Because the time is up, this happened to this poor slave of Allah, Allah He, when I came back to the path of Allah, by the blessing of Allah Subhana, Allah deola
I was invited by others to attend the Muslim wedding. This was news to me. And all of a sudden, the brothers took a small Muslim smoker and in their hand and they raised it and they said this Nasheed
that changed my life will lie, who I was hanging around with what I was seeing and seeing and hearing. And look what the people that have the truth about Islam said, they raised their Muslim in the hand and they raised this beautiful voice, the beautiful Nasheed which states. Aloha. Tuna, Allahu wa tuna was una de una una una una una
una una una una una
Tuna Sabina Jeeva. Donna Sabina one mo two fees been in love.
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