The Young Believer

Ammar Alshukry


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AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of sham in young people's minds and the need for them to be informed of their actions. They also touch on the depiction of sham in the Bible and the theory that young people are being killed by sham. The speakers emphasize the importance of learning and taking advantage of youth, particularly in pursuing knowledge and opportunities. They also emphasize the need for people to find the right person to lead a team and use their strength to achieve their goals.
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have the last slide salam ala Rasulillah while earlier so I'll be sending Seaman concealer shadow Lila Hill Allah they will actually Lika Why should I do I know Hamedan Abdullah pseudo

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it's a pleasure to be with y'all in Memphis. How are y'all doing?

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hamdulillah law. So who here is actually from Memphis?

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Okay, we got him a good amount.

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Who here is coming from Texas?

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Okay, okay. Who here is from Georgia?

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Who here is from somewhere else?

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Where are y'all from?

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Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville, who's from Knoxville year?

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Do we have Nashville?

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That was just that one brother does not

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welcome welcome. I'm the doula. No, I'm good. I'm good. Okay, so hamdulillah Salam, ala Rasulillah, we're going to be talking briefly in sha Allah, Allah about one of the beautiful categories of those who are in the shade of Allah, on the day where there is no shade except for his shade. And that is the young believer.

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I'm throwing my name under oath is one of the 10 Who's promised paradise. And he's standing on the battle of bedrijf.

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He's standing on the field.

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They were supposed to read a caravan.

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And yet, it's now a battle. It's ballooned into something way bigger than the caravan reading the caravan of Abu Sufyan. And now they're outnumbered three to one. The Muslims are 300 and some odd against 1000 of the disbelievers. And it's about to be the greatest battle in the history of humanity by federal Cobra.

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Those who are on that battlefield of the believers are going to be considered the best of the believers and those angels who are about to descend are going to be considered the best angels. And I'll drop my name no elf is standing in line. And to the right of him. And to the left of him are two teenagers. They look like they were kids a few days ago.

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And when you're about to go into battle, you don't want to see teenagers on your right. And teenagers on your left. And behind me to have mentioned this and nobody tells the story is like I look to the right and the left and I was like man, I wish that I had somebody else. You know you want them but no ha You want Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib. You want some you want some wait next deal. And then as if on cue, the young man to the right of him taps them. And he says Uncle, and that's another thing you don't want to hear on the battlefield Uncle.

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Uncle. So they said uncle. Do you know who Abuja is? And he says, What do you want with Abu J? And he said, I heard, I heard

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that he used to insult Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. And if I see him, I'm going at him.

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And it's either going to be me or him.

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And then the one on the left taps him and he says Uncle,

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do you know who he is? And he says yes.

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And he says something similar. These two young men don't even know what it looks like. But they've heard of them. And they want him.

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And so both of them. He points and he says you see that man over there who's got a bunch of guys walking around him. That's Abuja. And the battle starts. And both of those young men go directly beeline to Abuja, and they kill them.

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And they both go back to Rasulullah sallallahu. They are seldom as excited as young men are. And each one of them says, I kill them. Yasuo Allah. And the Prime Minister Lula is and he's got two young men now they're both saying that they killed Abuja. He says, Did you clean your swords? And they say no, it says the Shlomi and they both show him their sorts and the province of allied s&m says both of you killed Abuja,

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the province of Allah and he was sending him says that of those who are in the shade of Allah are a young person is a young person. shabu Nasha theory by the tiller, a young person who grew up in the worship of Allah. This is a really short phrase, but carries so much meaning every single word. And so number one, this notion of a sham, this notion of a young person we see throughout the Quran.

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This data was being carried by young people. And so it is Ibrahim I think he's set up who's arguing with his people and telling them that the worship of idols is something that is false and that is something that is a

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unintelligent and it's something that is illogical. And he's debating with them. And when he finally goes in, he breaks those idols. And those people come back after their day of celebration, and they find that their idols had been broken. They said, who did this with our idols? And they said, Carlos, I'm Anna satin, yes, go home you call Abraham.

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We heard a Fatah. Feta means a young man, we are at a young man who used to talk about our idols. And it said that his name is Ibrahim, or he's called Ibrahim like there. He's not even somebody who's away in the society yet to the point where everybody knows his name. They call him Ibrahim.

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You know, its name is Ibrahim.

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Allah subhana Das is in non fit here to an AMA noburo I've been was it now I'm who the Allah talks about Surah Al Kahf. And in that group, that had been immortalized in the Quran, Allah subhana data says they were a group of young people who believed in their Lord, and we increase them in guidance.

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This that were of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam these great great companions who we named ourselves after and we name our children after and whose names have been etched in human history whether it's I didn't ever thought they were I shall have you Allah Allah lineup, or more audibly jabber and a cinematic. These people were incredibly young. They were 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 and 16 and 70 and 70s age from the province of Allah they send them his last

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army that he sent out of work it is there an aroma or is there an Earth man is there and all of these mache of grayish of the MO hygiene and the unsolved are all alive, and yet in the province of Elias and them that last army that he sends out before he dies and the ones that which is the first army that Abu Bakr sent out and Abu Bakr was insistent on sending out was Osama bin Laden, Osama was how old he was 17 years old, 17 years old, and he's leading an army

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that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is sending out the Sahaba, the Allah and whom were incredibly young, we think of them as being old and wise. And yes, they were wise. But they weren't necessarily old. And yes, they were mature, but they weren't old. They were incredibly young. And they shaped and changed human history. And throughout Islamic history, you will find that it was shaped by those who are incredibly young, whether it was 1119 years old, and he's an ambassador for the Muslim state. And he's walking into the palace of Kisara Kisara the Persian ruler

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what do you what do you want? What do y'all coming from that from the from the desert for?

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Y'all want some food? You guys want some assistance, some welfare, what is it that y'all want? And he says, No, I have no problem with that. And Allah we are a people whom Allah Subhana Allah, Allah sent the halogen or evadne, a biotin rebirth in arriba affordability, but this is a mission statement that he describes that until today we recite and he was 19 years old when he said it. He said we are a people whom Allah Subhana Allah to Allah sent to remove mankind from the worship of creation to the worship of Allah will mean God idea and Allah ideal Islam and to remove people from the oppression of religion, to the justice of Islam, and mendicant dunya and from the construction

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of this world of the dunya to the vastness of it so I could do now in Africa to the vastness of the dunya and the hereafter, his purpose of life was so clear, at 19 years old, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Shall Boone Nasha theory by the Tila, a young man who grows up or a young woman, a youth who grows up in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala Why is this person so special? Because you know the prophets of Allah they are setting them he says that there are some qualities that naturally delude us. There are some qualities that we naturally make us take our lives for granted. He says near mutton baboon and fie Hema cathedral minuteness. There are two qualities two qualities

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that many people are deluded by what are those two qualities ASLHA number one or a sahab that a person's health when further and spare time.

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When you're healthy, you take it for granted. Kind of feel like you're always going to be healthy. And spare time. When you've got time you take it for granted. So you binge watch TV shows, and you just hang out and you play video games and you don't really do a lot of things with your time you take it for granted, you assume that it's always going to be their summer vacations, oh my god, three months, where you don't have to do anything and you're not required to be anywhere. That is a blessing that you have up until the age of 21 that after 21 hits or you graduated from university, you are never going to have again, people are deluded by these things. So if people are naturally

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everybody all of humanity are deluded by health and

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and time,

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then what about when that becomes multiplied? You don't, you don't only have health, but you have the strength of being young. You don't only have time, but you have the lack of responsibilities that come with being young. You don't have everybody trying to take away from your time. You have not only strength, but you have the vigor of youth and the passion of youth. You know, people who are 50 years old, they're not doing 120 on the highway, there is an energy that comes with being young. There is a feeling of immortality that comes with being young. And that's why a lot of the mistakes that young people make are mistakes of passion. And so Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, the

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prophets of Allah, they send them says, in Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will mean shall be laced at Lahore, Cebu. He says that Allah is amazed at a young person who does not have a sub sub was like a slip.

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A young person who doesn't slip was amazed at that person, that kid who grows up and turns into an adult. And even as a young person, as an adult, they don't commit major sins. There, they've been on the straight and narrow their whole life, that person who doesn't have an inclination to their base desires.

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Allah is amazed that that individual, because passions walk with young people, and whether they're Muslim or whether they're not anybody who's been a person who's a youth director, anything, they'll tell you that one of our main jobs is just to contain people while they're young, until they kind of become settled, that you make sure that their mistakes are not ones that will damage their entire lives, because of those feelings of immortality, because of that passion, because of that inclination towards fulfilling desires. And so when it comes to that energy, that incredible strength that comes with being young, when a person transforms that strength, to the worship of

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Allah subhana wa Tada, they become something really special. And so I want to share with you just a couple of the avenues in which that person, that young person who worships a lot where it manifests, and where it can manifest into something that is beautiful. The first of course, is what the Hadith itself says shabu Natia theory bad that Allah, a young person who grew up in the worship of Allah. Now worship

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does not just mean Salah see Zeca that those types of things. Worship is not just that worship, as Ibn Taymiyyah says, is a comprehensive term. Worshiping Islam is not just the rituals. Worship is a comprehensive term that includes statements and actions that are hidden and apparent that Allah subhanaw taala loves. So it is everything that Allah loves, of hidden and outer statements and actions. So, being trustworthy in your business dealings, that's worship of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah loves strength. And the strong believer is more powerful or more beloved to Allah subhana data than the weak believer that me strengthening my body becomes an act of worship, as long as I am

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conscious of Allah subhana data and realizing that Allah subhanaw taala loves that from me. And so I am doing it out of consciousness and thinking of ALLAH SubhanA data and the prophets of Allah, Allah who has set it up. He mentioned so many different avenues of worship for us. But that being said, worship also includes the rituals. And so there's a beautiful statement about the lifetime of them than us. I believe that I'm living in a house is a newlywed.

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And when he gets married, his father comes in checks in on him.

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And when he comes to check in on him, he finds his new wife, and he says, How's your husband?

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And she goes, hamdulillah he's incredibly righteous. He spent the night in prayer

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that good

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night if you just got married

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and so on to live near, or I'm gonna ask his father is annoyed with his son as fathers are annoyed with their sons. And he goes and he complains to the progress on the lighter side of the line that I'm gonna be the answer is one of the most prolific narratives of Hadith he's someone who in general he just he's just such a devout worshipper in his youth, the province of Elijah send them here's the Abdullah Ahmed in the last loves to constantly recite the Quran all the time and complete it again and again and again and again even imagine the prophets of Allah did send them says to him, complete the Quran only in 30 days.

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Just do religious a day that's it don't don't go faster than that. And so Abdullah now I'm gonna ask sessile Rasul Allah Subhana Allah send them he says, Yes Will Allah that he is tempted attempted the Kuwaiti Russia Bobby. He says, O Messenger of Allah, let me enjoy. This is amazing. He says, Let me enjoy my strength and my youth.

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He's saying that I want to use my youth, like the fact that I can just drink one Red Bull and I can be up all night no problem. I want to use that in the worship of Allah Subhana Allah, this is the time when I'm able to do that. This is the time where I'm able to take crazy road trips and be in a masjid for four hours, on four hours sleep like this is the time where I'm able to do and let me enjoy that. Let me take advantage of that. And so the province of Elijah Selim says, okay, don't complete the Quran in less than half of half of the month, 30 days 50.

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And he says, Yeah, masala, Danny is tempted to share Bobby on Messenger. Well, let me enjoy my youth and my strength. And so the province of ally de Sena says, Only complete the Quran in seven days, don't complete the Quran in less than seven days. And he says he also Allah, let me enjoy my youth and my strength.

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And the province says, no.

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That's it. Now, I believe now in the US now he's got a schedule from the province, I said, and don't complete the Quran in less than seven days. And so he goes on that routine, until he becomes old. And now he's still trying to keep up with the fact that he used to do in the Quran that he does, and all that type of stuff, and he's not at, and he said, I wish that I took the concession of the province size of it. I wish that I took it. But now he's got to keep up. But the idea here is just the psychology of the companions is that they saw youth not as a reason to be young, wild and free, and all kinds of just make up for all of this stuff later in sha Allah to Allah later on in life, is

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that they took it as an opportunity to be energetic, and to challenge themselves in the worship of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that they take advantage of it. So number one, is worship for sure. Number two, a beautiful avenue of taking advantage of your youth is in seeking knowledge. You know, I've met a lot of sheep, who

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really just chill really hard.

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But you would think if you if you saw them, you would think that they studied all day. Like these lectures that they're giving, you would think that they studied all day, and that they prepared for hours and hours and all that that was tough. And you'll find that they're just

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the most relaxed people. They're taking care of their families. And so many people are taking off from their time and things like that, and they're able to teach and they're able, and they're just mountains. And I found that those people what they did, if there's one thing that you can point to is the fact that they really, really took advantage of their teenage years and their youthful years. They really buckled down on those years. And because they did what they learned at that period of time in their life, it just stayed with them for the rest of their life. And you guys all know that you've seen that the saw the chapters of the Quran that you memorize as a young person, it just

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stays with you, you don't need to review it for that much. And so the more a person is actually able to take advantage of that Abdullah had net Abbas

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was young, when the province of Elias in them died.

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And when the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim died, have to live near Abbas had a friend of his from the onslaught.

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And he says to his friend, he has a genius idea. He says, the prophesies in him died.

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He's 63 years old when he dies, what is like 61? Um, but it's 53, according to I mean to underline, and that's all of them are old.

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So he says, Why don't we learn from the sahaba? Before they pass away? Like, let's let's study with them.

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And his friend says to him, If my boss, do you think anybody's gonna care what you know,

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oh, you're trying to be a ship. Trying to be a scholar, like you're 14 years old, calm down, nobody cares what you know.

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Even my boss says one word that

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I believe every single one of us should really, really pay attention to what he says.

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He says, so I stopped hanging out with him. I left him.

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I had a friend, I had a vision for myself, this is something that I wanted to do. And it doesn't just have to be with knowledge. It could be any vision that you have for your life, what you want to do.

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And then you're gonna have some friends, even though they're your friends, they're your boys. They're your girls. They're close to you. And then when you share with them, or you're looking for them to walk into that dream with you. They're like, No,

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not interested or even worse, because he didn't just say, I'm not interested, but you do you. He said, I'm not interested. And I don't think that you should be interested too.

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So at that point in time, even asked me to one of the most important decisions is that he did not let that person's limitations on him become his own limitations. And he says so I just left him and he went on his journey. And he was collecting Hadith from the companions and asking them about the Tafseer of if and standing outside of their doors in the middle of the day. If it is a story isn't

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and so when those companions died

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when those companions died,

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and the OMA is now looking for who is going to be the person who knows so that we can ask them, they found out the lived Ibis what? Oh, he was ready. He was ready. And life changes so fast. You know, Subhan Allah, one of the things that was crazy. We came on on two buses that hamdulillah from Houston and, and from Dallas, shout out to Texas, Muslim bros. And exactly.

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And the whole mother of family and everybody who came.

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And they're sitting, and I'm getting asked questions on the bus, and I'm thinking to myself, subhanAllah, I remember asking these exact questions to my teachers not too long ago.

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And Allah says, a typical ayamonte that we don't have a nurse and very soon inshallah to Allah, you'll find that the same brothers who are on the bus will be getting asked the same questions that they asked people before them.

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But when these shifts happen, they will either find you ready for the role of leadership, or they will find you unprepared. He might have said, Raj Raj, I remember I heard this great example of his one time, way back in the day have a little luck. There was that complaint that everybody always has the youth are waiting for the elders to, you know, pass the baton, they're not giving us access to the message is they're not letting us do this. They're not letting us do that. They're not giving us leadership. They're not. And this is every city, every community, every generation has this complaint.

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So your mindset is what he said,

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if you're gonna give the example of passing the baton, that's great. But when a relay races happening, when a relay race is happening, and that person is sprinting, because they're trying to win the race, and they're about to pass the baton, that person who's waiting for the baton, what are they doing? Tell me

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they're running.

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Otherwise, I'm not going to be confident passing the baton to you because we're going to lose the race.

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So if you're sitting down, you're laying down with a pillow and you're waiting for this person to give you the baton so that you can get up dust yourself off and start running will have lost by then

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you have to be up and running. So that when the baton is passed, you're ready to receive it. That is exactly what even Ibis did. Even Abbas was already seeking knowledge and learning and all that type of stuff. So when people pass away

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the OMA was looking for someone he was able to step into the light or the light found him. And this happens in every community. So taking advantage and being ready for the moment. You're ready, that you don't have to get ready. Number two is in seeking knowledge. And I don't mean by knowledge, just Islamic knowledge, although Islamic knowledge is incredibly important, and it is the foundational knowledge but we are in need of people to excel in every field of human endeavor. And that is no Mohamed Salah Salem. Number three.

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I was telling the guys yesterday on the bus I didn't meet a chef until I was an adult.

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A lot of communities. They think that that was the role of Chef Muhammad Fatih chef Anwar Imam Hamza chef Yassa. Those are the guys who give Dawa. MashAllah and everybody else they just come in, they attend. But especially when we're talking about this idea of shabu Nash assay by the law, the people who give that work to young people in every time and place our young people to

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you know, for me when I was in high school, the person who most affected me was a number of people, but they were all like a year older than me two years older than me. At 14 years old, I'm not thinking about shift so and so who's 30 years old or 40 years old? I'm not trying to be like that person. It's too distant in my mind, but you know what, I really can't be like this guy who's super cool in high school or super cool in university Mashallah. And everybody's attracted, attracted to him, you know, there's this one brother. I have a little I always mentioned him, his name is Mohit did. And my mom had a magnetic personality, mashallah, when I was like, just entering into high

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school, he was like a senior, so he was already cool just for that reason, but at the same time, at the same time, he was like, super strong. And you know, we'd go to the park and he'd do all these different kinds of pull ups and back pull ups and all this type of stuff. And he looked shredded. MashAllah Subotic Allah, so he's somebody that I want it to be like, but not only the half strength of of body, but oh my god, even stronger was his character. And so I remember we're sitting there together. And there's like, a bunch of us. And he's, you know, all the confidence in the world. He's like, I'm a virgin.

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I was like, You know what, that makes sense.

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You know, I mean, no one's gonna

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to say anything to him that my mind is like, he looks like he's carved out of a mountain, mashallah to Article law, and he's like, and he's like, and I want to get married at the age of 25. Inshallah, like, these are things like when I was in high school, even if you were Muslim was kind of embarrassing to say, because of the the overall culture, it was honestly the first time that I ever heard somebody say something like that. And he said, it was such confidence, with such strength.

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And so when you have people and that's not something that you want to hear from any amount, how much data is given in parked cars amongst friends how much data was given with, I mean, probably online now, while you're, you know, gaming together, how much data was given by you just to the people who are a little bit younger than you. And all of that is part of this incredible.

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What is needed for a youth to grow up in the path of Allah is an environment that facilitates that you know why that's the first that's why the first part of this hadith, I'm going to ensure the inshallah but the first part of the hadith is Imam will added, because a just ruler is the one who facilitates the environment where a young person can grow up in the worship of Allah.

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And so that young person is facilitated by their environment. And that environment comes in the form of friendship, that environment comes in the form of massage it, which is incredibly important for a person to grow up, worshipping Allah. And that's why the next hadith is going to be a person whose heart is attached to the messages that environments comes in, in the form of support.

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So we have environment as being something that's incredibly important for dialogue. And the fourth thing and the last thing that I mentioned a shout out to Adam, when it comes to how a person can facilitate how a person can facilitate this young person who grows up in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And the most important is

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this is just a rule in your life. Anytime you ever want anything in this world, make dua for it.

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If you want to be that young person who grows up in the worship of Allah, or you want your family members to be that young person who grows up in the worship of Allah, you have to ask ALLAH and you have to ask Allah subhanaw taala often

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because whatever Allah says yes to, then it will happen. And whatever Allah says no to then it's not going to happen. A person can grow up in the most

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you know, righteous city in the world, they can grow up in Makkah, under the shade of the Kaaba, and they can be the most distant person from ALLAH SubhanA data. And a person can grow up in Sin City las at a less not Los Angeles, Las Vegas.

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They can grow up in Las Vegas, and they can be a walking video of Allah Subhana Allah.

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A place doesn't make a person holy. It is only their actions and the one who inspires and gifts those actions and creates those actions is Allah azza wa jal? And so asking Allah constantly the Prophet sallallahu wasallam of his most constant to us, is young, Cannibal Corpse a bit cobia, Allah Denecke alternative hearts, make my heart firm upon your faith, asking Allah for guidance for 17 times a day in Salah you say he did us a lot to guide us straight path. But realizing that if Allah guides you, then there's no one who can miss guide you. But if Allah does not guide you, then all of the programs and all of the friendships and all of the I met a man and I'll end with this, I met a

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man who

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was 46 years old when he started memorizing the Quran. He was like a regular average, you know,

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brother, he said I was a great guy, you know, kind of struggled with my prayers, but you know, I was like a very average Muslim.

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And then he said, when I was 46 years old, I kind of just looked at myself.

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And I said, you know, Allah gave this person, the Quran, Allah gave this person this and Allah gave this person that like the spiritual blessings, material blessings, I had a lot. He was very wealthy, all of these types of things, but he said, spiritual blessings I didn't feel like I had received a lot of and so he said, One night, I just broke down to Allah Subhana Allah and I started crying.

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And I said, Why not me?

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And so I just kept asking ALLAH, why not me? Why not me? Why not me? Why not me? You gave this person this and you gave this person this, why not me? So make me and so he says, so I started memorizing the Quran.

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And he said, I ended up memorizing most of it before I ever met a chef.

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And then when I met the chef, and he was from a small town, so it's like, the chef knows him, you know, he's an ozone. He's I just walked up to him and I was like, Shit, I plan on memorizing the Quran. He's like, how much you memorize it like most of these, like, What do you mean most of it? And he said, I started reciting to him and then the chef was like, Yo, you cannot do this. You have to memorize to a chef. You can't just memorize you can't just you have to recite to a chef can just memorize on your own nobody memorizes the Quran like that. So he said he created a nice, look what Allah did. He said I went on Hajj.

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And then when I went on Hajj

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Allah placed with me a roommate, he said a chef who I didn't know before. Never heard of him before. He's like I didn't know

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You know, all of these things. And the shift that he mentioned, when he mentioned that she had to name to me I was like, so Allah just placed you with like one of the most famous

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and masterful reciters of the Quran in the world right now. Is that what Allah did?

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He just put you with one of the greatest scholars of the Quran that we have in North America for sure. He was like, yeah, he was my roommate. He's like, I had no idea.

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But it started with him just making dua to Allah subhana Adana. So as far as the lesson from this goes is that whenever a person wants that they ask Allah Subhana Allah, but they feel that responsibility. They feel the weight of Dawa all of these companions, they were also young, the Muslim world was shifted always by the unprofitable light SLM was supported by the young and in every time in place. And so may Allah Subhana Allah protect for us our young people, may Allah subhana data make them the carriers of this that we're moving forward May Allah Subhana Allah bless their footsteps May Allah subhana data guide them and increase them and guidance. And may Allah

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Subhana Allah grant us all

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a beautiful return to him whenever that is solid light isn't from the data scientists anything