Seven Under The Shade 02

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Ammar Alshukry

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Explanation of the Hadith of those who will be shaded under the throne of Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgement.

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So have they lost a lot of that. So we're continuing with this idea. And this Hadeeth is the great hadith of

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seven who are shaded and thrown up a lot on a day when there's no shade except for his shade. And last week, we kind of set the stage just by talking about the the Day of Judgment itself.

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Because that's important to just remember again and again, the day of judgment. And you know, there's a Heidi, or a statement rather of Ayesha, that's a really powerful statement for us to reflect upon. And she's commenting on how the Quran transformed society, because we recognize that the transformation that took place during the time of the Prophet peace be upon himself to send them home, and the transformation of the companions was a transformation that was incredibly unique. Yeah, I mean, for a community to change so much of their values. So suddenly, within one generation within the lifespan of people who held those values, is something incredible. I mean, we struggle

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for decades, just to get rid of one habit, right, just to get rid of one value, one cultural value.

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And yet, let's Sahaba had things that were ingrained in them from one generation to the next from from from their parents and their grandparents. And yet, you find that they were able to transform,

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marvelous transformation, that is the subject or should be the subject of a lot of reflection on our part. They were a community. You know, last week, we talked about things that are incredibly valued in society, right. And we talked about money and the different names for money, let's companions or their generation for H maccha. The Arabs, they had many names for wine, because they loved it so much. It was something that was deeply entrenched. And yet, we found that they became a society that was alcohol free.

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They gave it up in one generation within, you know, 10 years, they gave it up, because the first prohibition stage is all happened in Medina, they became an alcohol free society, not only that, we became an alcohol free movement, like how did that happen?

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War, their battles were fought based on tribes, a person who

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was irrespective of who was right and who was wrong, they had complete and utter loyalty to their tribe. And so they became not only that they broke free from that from the shackles of tribalism and jackin. Yet to the point where they would be willing to fight their own families because of Islam. Right. That was an incredible transformation. Well, how did that happen? How did their values change? I shoveled the line how she says,

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In bullfighting, Locanda over the manners that I'm gonna put on lattice new law, the National Law Ilana Xena, she says if the first verses that were revealed from the Koran were stopped committing fornication and adultery, stop committing Zina, the people would have responded saying by a lot, we're never going to stop.

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That was something that was entrenched in their society. And in the first verses to really put on we're stopped doing that they would have rejected it. And she says in the first verses were revealed from the time that the shadow will come Nakata, NASA will love you and anodized aluminum. If the first verses of the Koran that were revealed, were

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don't drink alcohol, people would have responded saying, well, we're never going to drink out stop drinking alcohol, we're just not too bad. So she says, instead, the first verses of the hold on

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that were revealed, were a sort of Mufasa.

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Speaking about gender, and now, fossils, what is the last like seventh part of

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the last seven? If you divide the whole line into seven, it's the last seven,

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seven.

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So so we're talking about inverses, speaking about the hereafter speaking about the athalon. She says until the hearts became attached to their Lord, and then the highlight and how long was revealed. So this was the way that the Quran transformed people's lives. What are the lessons that we get from that of the lessons that we get is you know what? That person

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that you're talking to who you're trying to convince that is how or to not, you know, have a girlfriend or boyfriend or the person that you're trying to convince to not do drugs or not drink alcohol to the person that you're trying to or you yourself the habits that you're trying to break.

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The strongest remedy is to increase in your dosage of alcohol

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is to reflect

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To study and to learn about the day of judgment about paradigms about the Hellfire about meeting a lot as we have, because in doing so everything in this worldly experience gets put in its proper place.

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Everything in this dunya II mind is like an airplane, the higher you get, the smaller the venue seems. And the higher you get, the more everything else becomes insignificant, where you only see a lot and you only see off the line, you only see genda, and you only see enough, right. And so everything that happens in this world becomes you see it for what it is that it's a test, that's either going to lead you to one of these two, right. So this is how that transformation took place. And that's why we wanted to spend some time last week and it wasn't that long, but to talk about the Day of Judgment, so that we can value the standing in the shade of the throne a whole lot as

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diligent on the day when there is no shade except for his shade. And then we see the value of all of these traits that we're going to be speaking about over the next seven weeks so that we can increase our passion and our desire to acquire those traits in ourselves. And the first one,

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the first trait is a man when I had a just ruler. And we said last week that the just rulers where everything starts. Because even in the in the, in the sequence, the province, the Life Center says adjust ruler, and then he says a young person who grows up worshiping a lot. And then he mentions a person whose heart is attached to the message and the sequence goes up. But a just ruler, if the ruler is just then everything has the opportunity to grow after that. So if the ruler is just when the ruler who is just will facilitate young people who love the worship a whole lot,

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if the ruler is just to facilitate a person whose heart is attached to the message, everything comes from the justice of a ruler. The scholars, they said that a just ruler is better for a community than rain, that false

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adjust ruler is better for you than the rain, right? That's how that's how much value it just really brings. Now,

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I don't want to spend too much time talking about the justice of the rulers, because that's not really our reality. And it's not really our sphere of influence.

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only to the extent where I just rulers, I sphere of influence, were the province of the lightest, and then told us

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I believe it's the same another prophet Actually, I'm not sure what gave up to call you and

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how you will be you will be appointed over.

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So you will be given how you are, if you as a community are just in righteous, because if you think about it, why is it that you know, we look at the Muslim world and we say, Man,

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all of the rulers are corrupt.

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It doesn't happen that, you know, they're just popping out of a vacuum. Right that all of the for some reason the the way that the combinations are working out is that the worst just happens to be rising to the top? No, it's not that the worst is rising from the top. It's not some weird percentage where, you know, the worst are the ones who are rising, it's just so happens that they are normal people from the community, we're rising to the top. And they're corrupt because the community is corrupt. And so one of the major exercises that I hope that we're going to come out of from this session is not pointing at rulers and being like, oh, the ruler needs to be righteous, or

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we can be righteous is that we look at ourselves internally. And we say hey, I need to be righteous for the ruler to be righteous, I need to be adjust ruler, I myself need to be adjust for it. And every single one of us has people that we are in charge over because the Prophet peace be upon him said could look on the law or could look homeschooling at that every single one of you is a shepherd. And every single one of you is responsible for your flock, whether that flock is you know your students in school, or whether it's your kids or whether it's your younger siblings, or whether it's two people that you're in charge of for a moment in time, or one person for a moment of time,

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you are going to be asked about your fulfilling of your trust and your responsibilities regarding those individuals. Right. And so he or whether it's not even that, whether it's how you deal with your boss,

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the people who are paying you, how are you fulfilling that trust towards them? Right.

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Every single one of us, you know, with regards to our sphere of influence, are we like a book or I might have knob disease or are we like Hosni Mubarak? Right, or Bashar Al Asad or any one of these people

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put in charge of anything, do we fulfill that trust or we do neglected? Do we take more rights than what is due to us? Right, all of that is important for us to reflect upon. Now. What is the definition of identity? What is the definition of this?

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word that is translated into being justice. Even Hagit. He says the best thing behind you this is a great scholar who is most famous for his explanation of Mojave called federal better. And so he says in his commentaries, I have a heart, he says, the best thing that has been said, or has been explained about either is that Aladdin is the one who follows the command of a law as though he did by placing everything in its appropriate place, and laid it for often it flopped without the freedom without negligence or extremism.

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So the idea is a person who follows the command of a law regarding any designated thing. And he places everything in its proper place without extremism going to one side or without negligence on the other. Also,

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even after the book, he says, everyone who has been given authority over two people,

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is required to perform as anyone who has been given authority over two people has been required to do it. And he gave the example of the Hadith of the prophets of lightness, in which he said, Every one of you is a shepherd, and every single one of you is responsible for their flock, also soufiane authority, he says to people, there are two groups of people that if they are correct, and upright and righteous, all of society will become upright and righteous, they will correct everything in society, and they are the scholars and the rulers, the scholars of their righteous, and he says, if these two groups, these two camps become corrupt, then the entire society will become corrupt. And

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that is the rulers and that is the

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the scholars, and you might have all witnessed this, and I'm sure some of you have witnessed, you know, communities, their values change, you know, and I've seen this in the Muslim world, worse communities, their values change just because of the extent of corruption, where a person becomes in a situation where even if they don't want to take bribes, they don't want to live that lifestyle where they're taking bribes. They simply cannot if you're living in a society where everyone takes bribes, and you've probably experienced this more, even just as a traveler, where you don't want to pay bribes, forget taking bribes, you don't want to pay bribes, you don't find that it's right. It's

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not something. But if you're in a society where the only thing, the only way that you can get stuff done, is by paying bribes, then you find yourself paying people bribes, right, just to be able to get things done. And so if the, if it's corrupt from the top down, then eventually everyone in every level will become corrupt. Right? So

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a lot as we get in many different verses, calls the oma to be just a lot of radical john, nothing movements and whatsoever. Allah says we have made you into a worse outcome that you may become a

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shuhada, that you'll be witnesses, overall people, and a lot as he says, Yeah, you know, who knows? I mean, I mean, Chris, you had any luck, we don't, I don't push you to do it. But up to let me do it and over clear.

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A lot as we're getting he says, Oh, you who believe are all mankind, rather, be those who establish justice, be witnesses for a lot, even if it's against yourself, or your parents, or your relatives, if they be rich or poor, a lot, as we know, has more right to that for that hour and dadoo. Allah says, do not follow your desires. Don't let that incline you away from justice.

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Allah as we get, he says, well as a typical house, so don't follow your desires and desires. This notion of how can be many different ways, a person's hola or a person's desires could be, for example, your love of your own self. And so you try to argue with people to show that you're right. You know, you have people who have these t shirts that say,

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to prevent an argument, let's just assume that I'm right.

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Right. And that's how, you know there are some people who cannot cannot cannot submit to the fact that they may be wrong, that just does not exist. And that's all because rationally, no one can be right 100% of the time. That just doesn't work. But people will argue with you 100% of the time, right? The province of the lightest, and then he says

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and as an England be waiting, I am a guarantee of a house on the outskirts of Paradise live and teleca widow kind of fun. I am a guarantee of a house in the suburbs of paradise for whoever leaves arguing, even if they're right.

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Saying I guarantee your house in the suburbs of Paradise if you leave arguing, even if you're right. And I guarantee a house in the middle of paradise for whoever leaves like even if they're joking, and I guarantee a house in the highest level of paradise for whoever makes their character good. So there is something to be had. There's something to be said about a person submitting their ego. Mr. machete, Rahim Allah. He said I

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Never debated with anyone except that I hoped they were right. Think about that. We always pretend we're arguing with a person. What are we hoping for? We're hoping that we're right. I want to win this debate. And I'm shocked when he says, I always debate with persons. And I have always hoped that the one that I'm debating is actually right. Why?

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Why would he do that?

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He says, because I want to be someone who when they hear the truth, they submit to it.

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That's amazing.

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And you understand the personality, the psyche of this individual. Now you see why his name has lasted for 1400 years. Right? Because when you are sincere to a lot when your goal is the pleasure of a lie, it's not my ego. Allah blesses you, he blesses your efforts. And part of that blessing for some individuals, is that their names live on forever and ever and ever. And that's why we

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had wrote a book called waterfall. That's the name of his famous work. It's called them up, but it became popular. So they came to him and they said, Hey, somebody else has written a book and guess what he called it. He called it on what? You always have copycats. And so this guy wrote a book, and he called it on what to do, he stole your title.

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So Mr. Maddock said to him,

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he said, Whatever is done for a lot, that's what's going to remain.

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That's what's gonna remain. And so the mathematics Mata has lasted for 1400 years, 1300 years. And this guy grew up in a Muslim, nobody knows what his name is. He's just used as an as this example that I just gave. But that's the point. Right? Is that submitting your ego and making the truth that you seek for allies, so that Allah says, but not so following and how work can be

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loving of your own desires, or it could be your family and your,

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your relatives? Right? You come into an argument and you and you want to take, you know, you want to prove that your son is right, against your neighbor's or against, you know, someone at school? And no, no, my son is the one who's right. You know, these people who were concerned about justice, you know, no matter even hot Bob, who's this striking example of justice, he told his family members, he says, If I find out that you guys did something that's wrong, I'm going to give you double the dosage of punishment.

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Whatever the legal limit is, for that, whatever the dosage is, whatever the punishment is, for whatever it is that it is, I'm going to give you guys a double the punishment. Right. And he was so concerned that his family does not receive any added benefits for being

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the founder of immunotherapy.

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Once he saw a group of

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livestock, he found some livestock and they were skinny. And then he sees one. I believe it was a calf.

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might have been a camel.

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He says, Who does that belong to? That looks like it's well fed. They said, Oh, that's the

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Abdullah, your son's camel.

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And Omar says, Okay. And then he calls up to live, nobody calls us and he says, you're going to sell that. And the money you're going to put back into central Treasury for the Muslims. And he's like, why Dad?

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Why? He's like, I'm, I'm

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letting it graze like everybody else. And he says, No, it's not like everybody else.

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When it comes to grazing, what are they saying? They're saying, Let that camel graze. That's the capital of the son of immutable meaning. He said, that's what they're doing. That's why your camel is fighting everybody else. He's like, I just let I'm putting it in the same pastures as everybody else. He's like, no, they're giving you special access. Because you're the son of them, you know, more money, you're gonna sell that you're gonna, he's like, You're not even keeping the money that you sell it, you're gonna put it in the treasury of the Muslims. Right? So this person is not following his desires. He is being just even if it's against himself, even if it's against your

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family, even if against your close relatives.

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And sometimes,

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it could be against what you think is your establishment of justice. Sometimes a person could be emotionally invested in, for example, someone whose port

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so you're inclined towards them, you're inclined towards giving them their right because of the fact that they're poor. Well, however, if a person is seeking to establish justice, then that person scenario or their social status or whatever should not affect your decision. Even if it's somebody who's rich against somebody who's poor, they're coming in, they're claiming the fact that this person has written in the fact that this person is poor should not skew your justice in any way. It could be that the right is with the person who's rich, just like it could be that the right is with the person who's poor. But if you allow for your desire to sway you in either direction, then you

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swayed from

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Justice. So you have the line when two people would come to them come to him with, you know, a quarrel over the line who would sit down, and then he would raise his hand and say, oh, a lot, guide me regarding these two, because both of them are trying to turn me away from my religion. Like he recognizes that both of these people, these two individuals are in front of him or test. So he's like, oh, a lot guide me regarding these two people, I don't want to be diluted, I don't want to be distracted, I don't want to be inclined away from the truth. Also,

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it could be because of a

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inclination towards the rich, just like we said, with regards to the poor. But it also could be,

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you could be inclined away from justice because of hatred of somebody.

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So just like on one end, you have you're inclined away from justice because of your love of your family or your friends, or whoever. It could be because of your hatred of somebody that they just can't be right. Right. They can't be truth. Like, I want you to imagine somebody they just the Muslim community hates came and they had an issue. Pro Trump, right. That's the obvious one I was thinking of the blonde lady was her name and quote, Voltaire, right in my daughter says, she comes to the message that she's like, I have an issue, my car got hit by the parking outside, like,

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I wish I was that person when I hit that car, right? Like, whatever. Right? But the point being is that would you then be just with somebody like that? Right, someone who you have this animosity for this anger for, but that is where justice lies, where it doesn't matter whether you love that person. And it doesn't matter whether you hate that person, you are going to establish justice, because justice is what you truly love that truth. And that's what a lot as we had commanded for you to establish. And when justice is established, that is a incredibly powerful thing.

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You know, and again, you've come to, you know, the example of I'm going to have disease,

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the famous example, and he's called the second Alma, Mater Delano, what he would turn, when he would be handling state business, he would have, he would use the state's oil in his lap. And then when he would turn to his personal issues,

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even Abdelaziz would turn off the state lab, and he would turn on his own personal level, that level of diligence. And that level of trustworthiness is something that's part of our tradition, it's there, I believe, we've become so far from it. And, again, I don't want you to think that this is divorced from our state when it comes to how we deal with, you know, our employers.

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Do you take on do you? Did you work all of those hours that you're getting paid for? Right? Because that's where justice comes to play? Did? Are you using resources, you know freely, that you wouldn't be comfortable with them with sharing with them, right as far as expenses, because that's where justice lies,

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to be diligent as to be like a monopolizes, and to not be diligent and to squander resources and to waste resources to be more similar to the people who are interested by the Muslims that we are very, very, very vehemently against me despise and we are very upset about but that is the difference of justice. Also a lot as I said, usually the nominal coolock or meaning the Shahada, because

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usually men no question and omit Allah Allah tala acabo de taqwa, Allah, as we did, he says, Oh, you who believe be of those who establish be those who are witnesses towards a law as origin, establishing justice, and do not let the hatred of the people make you unjust be just it is closer to duck law, what the law in the law of the matter more than half of a law, a lot of debt is very aware of all that you do. The prophet SAW light SNMP says, shall I not tell you about who the best of the people are?

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Who the best of your leaders are? They said, Yes. He said, the best of your leaders are the ones who you love and love you

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and who you pray for, and pray for you. And the worst of your leaders are the ones who you hate, and they hate you. And you curse and they curse you.

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These are the best of your leaders and the worst of your leaders. And so we want to be of those who

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we lead. And we make sure that we're loved when we lead. We don't hang on to positions where everybody in the world is trying to force you out. That's not a good position to be in. Right? It's not a good position to be in a state where you're entering into a place, whether it's an institution, whether it's an organization, whether it's that where there's so much negative energy, just to your presence.

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That's not good, where people hate you. And even worse, you hate them.

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I hear so many times people complaining about their communities. My community is raw in my community, they don't love Islam, they don't love this, they don't love that. That person is not a good person for that community, the province of the lightest enum said montcada cannabis for who

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the province of the Lyceum says whoever says the people are destroyed, wherever it says like these people are horrible, and they're destroyed, and there's no good in them and this and that. And that's something that you hear.

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Unfortunately, the prophet said, Whoever says that, then they're the ones who destroyed them. Or he said, the other way of understanding that word is that that person is the most destroyed out of two ways. Either they're the ones who destroyed them, or they are the most destroyed out of them. That's not the perspective that a Muslim as we are taught that automatically motto, my own mess, like the rain, you never know whether the good of it is in the beginning or the end, this oma Even it is worse times. And that's why I'm very sensitive to the people who talk and say, oh, man, this sucks. This sucks. No, this woman doesn't suck. This is the best moment to ever arise from mankind. And

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this own, not at any point in time, has the ability to stand up running. That's the way that we are, we go through bad parts, and we go through good parts, and then we fall and we rise and fall and rise. And that's always been the case with us. And we rise all of a sudden, all the time, right? Whether that's communities, or whether that's the map at large. But the point is, we're the best woman to have rise for mankind. And you never know with regards to the more that the witnesses at the beginning or the end, this is an oma between two brackets, the beginning of it is within the last less than that. And the end of it is with an anxiety set up and all of the prophets wish that

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they could simply be a member of this.

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Right? So

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you want to be a leader or a person who loves the community that you're serving, whether it's small, or whether it's large, also

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recognizing that the correctness of whoever I'm placed in charge of even if it's something as, as my immediate family, that that is directly tied towards my righteousness. If I want my children to be righteous, the best thing that I can do is to invest in my own righteousness. We learned that you know the story and sort of think guff. A finger goes, and he raises a wall that had fallen right, he goes with moose, and he raises a wall that had been fallen. And moose asked him, Well, why did you do that? You know, we could have gotten paid for that. And then he tells him later, he says to him, this wall was for two orphans. And their parents were righteous, their parents were righteous.

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So right off the bat, we recognize that these children benefited because of the righteousness of their parents, even though their righteous their parents are no longer there. They're orphans, but ally is taking care of them because of the righteousness of their parents. Even my best comments on this statement by Satan, and he says the parents that he was talking about, where their seventh ancestors.

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So it's not their immediate parents, right? Allah is taking care of these kids because of the righteousness of their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, no parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great, great, great, great cool to their seventh ancestors. So you learn here, that your righteousness today, your righteousness right now may not only protect your children, but your great grandchildren, and your great great grandchildren, and generations and generations and generations because of your righteousness. So the best thing that you can do, as far as you're not only that, not only the spiritual, supernatural benefit that comes from your righteousness, and

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allies are looking after your children, but also just practically, right when they see you being righteous, you know,

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I'm reminded of one of the local Ma, who He

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gave His Son to be, you know, they used to give their children to people who would they were like tutors, but they were more than tutors because they didn't just teach them a particular science, but they taught them how to be gentlemen or they taught them how to be Noble. They taught them chivalry, and they taught them Kurt, they taught them the arts and they taught them swordsmanship and archery and they taught the manners and they taught them all of these things, right. So that's how they would literally be in charge of this child to raise this child as a noble figure. So he told him this idea when he was giving him to this motor, he said, Let the first thing that you correct about

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my son, be yourself.

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Let the first thing that you correct about my son before you correct anything about my son, the first thing you need to correct about my son is you because

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your actions are going to speak to him way

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Louder than your words. There's the parent who says to their kid, go pray. Prayer is important. Prayer is important. Prayer is important. But when Monday Night Football is on, Baba doesn't pray on time. Right, he delays the prayer and delays, the parent delays the parents and he waits for a commercial break.

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Okay, or he doesn't go to the mystery. We don't go to the misery on Mondays, because Monday Night Football, the kid, your child will understand that the prayer is not enough. We need to get up and fold up that it's at an appointed time that you stop everything. I have to stop everything when Baba tells me to stop everything because Bubba's boss, when Baba is at home, then I can pray whenever I want to also, because that's what Baba does. See, so your actions are actually going to speak way louder than your words.

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They say I'm going to lie to you, I hate hate you, I hate you. I hate that the actions of a person of a single person will have more of an effect on 1000 people than the statements of 1000 people will have on one person. Actions speak way louder than words. So making sure that you correct yourself. And, you know, I remember watching an interview where this father was being interviewed with regards to his daughters, and he had maybe four daughters and all of them had

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had pretty much completed a good amount of memorizing but hold on. So you had one daughter had memorized tennis and other your daughter had memorized 57 five, I don't remember the exact details, but they had all traverse does a pretty good amount of memorizing the plot, and then ask the Father they said, so what do you do that's, you know, gotten such amazing results. And he said, I'm memorizing the hold on myself.

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So we're all kind of memorizing them together. I'm memorizing. They're memorizing. And obviously, you know, they're accomplishing more, but we're spending time memorizing the plan together. And I remember thinking to myself, Oh, I know, you know, there's so many parents who memorize Quran or their reading Quran, they have their own versions of the Quran, but they do it early in the morning before they wake up the kids. And so the kids are not actually witnessing this resuscitation of their parents, or their you know, they're doing it on their own time when the kids are at school or what have you. And that's great, and it's beautiful, and it's good. But you also need to make sure

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that they see your righteousness, they see your acts of worship, so that they know how

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to do it. Right, and that It impresses them. So that's important. So

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your righteousness, or your community's righteousness is based on your righteousness, the province of the licen. I'm also warned with regards to leadership. He said in Eclipse at the high school, not in the model inasa tahuna, demo hassleholm kiama. The province level vitae incentive said that you are wanting to seek leadership. And it is going to be on the day of judgment has set up one of them it is going to be sadness and regret. It's going to be sadness and regret. This leadership is going to be questioning on the Day of Judgment. And so that's why you have in our community, you know, this aversion to leadership, this aversion to taking on responsibility, because we recognize that it

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is a lot of questioning on the Day of Judgment, and it is going to be responsibility.

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It's a lot of honor in this world. So a lot of responsibility in the next. Now I have a question for you guys, then does that mean that it is right for us to shun leadership?

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We just said that it that it's gonna be regret and

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sadness on the day of Denman.

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Is it right for a person to show leadership? No. Why?

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Why not? Your guess is as good as mine. By the way, I'm not I don't have like some sort of

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answer key that I'm quizzing you on. I'm asking your opinion, why you may be the one that could spark a positive change. Okay.

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I think you need to show that example, for the

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leadership to others, in this case, like how are you going to give them that good example?

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Very good. So you have to be the one to show an example.

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Lead by example.

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The good leader is the one who leads by example. Very good.

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What else? Is there anybody here thinks you shouldn't take it?

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My intention is to get that parking spot that's right by the mystery.

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Okay, so people want you to be a leader than I should take it. Or if I feel like it's something that no one is filling, but what if, for example, it's a position that five people are all rushing for? Should I then put my name in the ballot and seek it out? should i do? You know?

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depends on if you think you're the most qualified person for that position based on certain reasons that you have. You don't want to throw your name in the hat just because it's your name. But if you think that you have experience with something similar, or you feel like you're exceptionally well qualified for that position, that you think you might be the best person for that, then you would mean, put your name in the hat, but it was.

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Okay. So if I feel like I'm the most qualified to do it, that I should do it.

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Not out of narcissism.

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I agree. I think that's a good way to look at it. Because sometimes we have this whole notion of, I can't do it, I can't do it, or I don't want to do it, even though I should be the one to step forward and do it. And sometimes you don't know whether you're the most qualified, but sometimes you know that you're qualified enough. And you don't know if everybody else is qualified. Right? So even then, like I gave you the example. But the easy example is this little example, where you have five or six guys who they're all pushing you need you need, you need you need you need, right? And then finally, the one who needs just accepted Islam two days ago.

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This is Apple.

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Right? I had one one time my brother was telling me he said

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he was somewhere and he was you know, all the guys were no you need you need you need you the uni finally they just push one brother up. And the brothers like, okay, there's a lot

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of phrases due to Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

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I know our praises due to a lot of the Lord of the worlds the benefits of the Most Merciful, Master of the Day judgment. And everyone.

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They just wrote this all they all left. And then the guy finished apparently, like guys, like I just accepted some two days ago.

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Right, so they were pushing and pushing and pushing, and all of them could have led the bear. Right. But that's, and so if you know that you're qualified. Right? And you don't know about everybody else. And yeah, it makes sense for you to just walk up and and take charge.

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But the counter to that point is that if you feel like you're not the most qualified, then find out who is the most qualified and advocate for them to them very much. So become a leader? Yes. If you know that, if you know that you aren't the most qualified, right? Or even for example, you start off and then you realize that this person is more qualified than make that chocolate no problem. Right, but you don't leave your name outside of the because that's how you end up in that scenario, where we have people who are not qualified leading us. And

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we're complaining, right? Yes, just

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so happened to know that you are qualified to take on a position that you can't necessarily

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be a person

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may be qualified for the position. But unfortunately,

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yeah, I mean, if a person

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if a person,

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but then they're not really qualified, right, because one of the qualifications is availability, that's just generally going to be one of the qualifications of anything. But if a person doesn't have the time, then they definitely shouldn't commit to it, because they, they won't be able to give it right. There's also something that's very interesting also, by the way, and this is a scary statement of the province on the lightest.

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And that is that if a person

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puts a person in a position, while they recognize that there is someone who is more qualified and better for that position than the person that they have put, then they have betrayed or lied His Messenger.

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Right? And that's a betrayal of trust, and that's severe. And so I don't put anyone in any position. While I know that there is someone better willing and capable of fulfilling that position. I don't hook up my friend. It's unfortunate that the Muslim world acts completely the opposite, right? Where there's a million it's not merit based at all. It's all about who you know, and who you know, and who you know. And so if a person knows somebody, even if that person is not as qualified, they'll put that person in, and that's that's completely the opposite of what the province of Alliance had intended and designed, right that it's amazing.

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autocracy, the people who are the most qualified are the people who are in charge. And that's why you have examples. You know, in the in early Islamic history, that's just amazing. You know, you have people from all over the Muslim world, I sending these incredibly high racks, I thought, who is a freed slave is the Emir of hedge. And he was obviously me, he was black. And not only was he, you know, simply black, but he had many different

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defects like physical defects very short.

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So how long but he was the

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he was the amuro hack, not during a time when

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good use because of meritocracy, he was the most knowledgeable, you have people like him, I'm hiding him. I'm Muslim and the Messiah elected me, then all of these people you don't imagine when you think about them, you don't imagine that these are people from Iran.

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That's where they were from all of them.

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And they became the leader of they became the leaders of Hadeeth, the entire Muslim world accepted their traditions, right. And we all worship a lot as a devil according to their

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but they weren't Arab.

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at all, right. But that was the environment where it was whoever is the most qualified, whoever is the most well qualified, that is the person to take. So

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yes, at the moment, I did. So in a moment I did another aspect which is important is that who is the, you know, who's the role model of the moment at the moment as the role model is the profit supervisor