Tap into your potential – 06.11.2014

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Hello masala, no Mahabharata and mashreq on radio Islam international it is Thursday morning and inshallah, as you see in our program this morning, we are going to get hold of the Idris camisa and inshallah have an interesting discussion on social issues with increased buy in Sharma has is. Yes, a lot has been happening around the world and lots of discussion on different issues. We've been talking, we've been deliberating, we've been messaging and we've been planning and preparing for many, many different things around the world and around our lives. And it seems that time is so short time so scarce that we don't find time even for

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ourselves, we don't find time for our families. And yes, we don't find time.

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There's no weekends, left to make any appointments for anything. Because we are so busy and we are so involved. This is a idiom it is a sign of, we have to make sugar to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and really have to be thankful that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with the amount of freedom they allow freedom of religion, Allah Allah has blessed us with the Nirvana of good health, and has given us the means. So that we can travel we can eat, we can sleep we can do many different things. And so really make sure to Allah subhanaw taala in the face of all of this and important and important part of making sugar so must be handled at least to share

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with every single human being not only ourselves, not only in our circle machines, but every single human being make sure because from us panels and array sharing was the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Well, we just going to check we have lovies camisa on the line of salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato walaikum salam wa rahmatullah wa barakato, my most beloved, maulana, speaking to you from a sunny Durban, Shangri La, it's always good to context I pray that you are well, and I think that the subsequent years are the best years of your life and the best moment in your life will be the day Allah calls you back. I mean, I mean, I mean, it is very generous among

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the the social cases are basically the discussion that we have been having in this first half hour is regarding time and regarding using our time correctly regarding the busy lives that we are having,

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running now, and basically so occupied with so many different things that are happening, not even finding time for ourselves, and they spoke a little bit about time, and about me using our time productively, perhaps you could you could enhance our discussion and a treat inshallah. Yes,

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I'm so glad you're talking about that. You meet any person today, they say there's no buck, I know it's time. But yet when you have to scrutinize how we spend our time, every day, we find that a fair amount of our time is spent on inconsequential things. And we do not do things that are fundamental for our existence and what our purpose is. And it is important I always have with me every day, I have a diary for I said, put a priority what I need to do today. And if you don't do that, then you'd be busy, be busy doing lots of stuff, but none of it is productive. And that, to me is critical. And I think that what we need to do is get a balance in our life. And part of the time

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should be used in terms of our relationships with our loved ones, our relationships,

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with people at workplace, and so on and so forth, and that we don't forget their purpose. And it's so so important that we don't always say Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, we're going to do things and and it's something that is very, very sad that sometimes even when there is a near tragedy in your own home or in the neighborhood, some of the other It seems so difficult for us to give our total focus on these things. So time is the time loss is time never regained and is fundamental how we utilize our time how we maximize our time, Alana

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looking at

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the average person who

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is sometimes looking for things to pass time, we should look away from looking for things to pass time, but rather look for things to make our time more productive. Absolutely. I mean, these are these sometimes is so caught up to CCA to satisfy our legend in life for a domestic life. That you know for a true believer for a true believer. He fought

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To be so involved in uplifting his life uplifting the life of the oma. And when he sees that we're not shining, I can understand that when he is spending his time meaningfully. In fact, you know, he is not, it is ironical to say, don't get your work done, ask a busy person because he understands the value of time immediately, for her personally relationally. Like, nothing is important because he doesn't take his own life seriously. Why would he take your life seriously? Why would he want to filter and obligations that he might have made? And that is fundamental. I mean, we look back at our own lives. People say, gosh, I can't believe it. I'm already 60 years old, 62 years old, whatever it

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is, I cannot account for my time. But I think when people need to do and they say, you know, brother, I'll not forget how you made a difference to my life. Or the family says, you know, you've been an inspiration to me, you reminded me about Allah, the beloved liver cells, and we know you are you got involved in in productive things. And the thing is, this is an important thing that our time should be how best we cannot be the oma how we can develop automatic consciousness. And that is a fundamental that is very fundamental. And one of the things that I've learned from my own life, just purely anecdotal. And I find that people whenever people ask me for help whenever I can help them, I

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would help them in the counseling beats in any other way. If I can do it, I would do it and and I find that by doing this, we are alive, so merciful, Allah is your partner in your time you know, and Allah opens your your risk in the organization easy for you, because Allah is pleased with those individuals that are using the time to help the homeless. But then there are those who hooked up for seven nonresistance pain in day out day in and day out. And what you hear from them is frustration what hear from them their issues their family, the family says that I have not been relevant enough I spoke to my father and you find the issue the community people don't see them at all. But then you

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have those you have some intellectual who utilize the time optimally and maximize the time they find their hunger they always have a smile on their face. They have resigned the sudden the color and these benefits in whatever they do.

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And

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being so busy or being so caught up in those things that they don't even benefit

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via Sorry, can you can you hear me?

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Okay, it seems like it is sunny, she cannot hear me. Clearly it is very rare. I'm back I'm Alana they can say whatever they want to do to separate us and on and ours is a true love mother.

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So we connected on Leila

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Mashallah,

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you're you're speaking about

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those people who wile away the time and don't even give time to their, to their own families. And sometimes days go by and the person hasn't really spent a quality hour with his children.

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Yes, you know, one another view that is so true. And you find that, you know, especially in this day and age, this is becoming a recurring problem. You know, one second understand when fully exposed to the stresses of modernity, modern life, and when they come home, the family is pining for them. They say that he never never spends time with me doesn't talk to me doesn't play with me. And you find that these parents really, you know, they need to re engage themselves with children. So that the they can leave a meaningful legacy that they say, you know, I understood, my father got to know him. He was a loving individual, because what is expected of them is not different. What nabeshima seems

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to do in a family, he was eloquent a better example than he is in terms of family life, in terms of her husband's terms are a grandfather, and all those roles you play, and yet he had the most demanding role of any pastor to spread the deen of Islam, the four corners of this earth and he did it you know, effectively without compromising on other dynamics. And therefore, you find that especially, you know, in homes, and parents themselves and husbands are non committal, they cannot communicate what goes on the art. They expect the family to second guess, and they come home, totally rich. Then you start saying on grade children because children need that fatherly love, they

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need a father, who is a mean a person who is a surgeon, they need that individual who really promotes through his own example, the institution of marriage they need that, you know, is fundamentally something

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One ideal need that they need to fulfill you.

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Children definitely need this attention from the parents. And you know, this is something that we have discussed many times previously, and it can never be overemphasized about the attention that our children require from us.

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What it requires from us to

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manage our time, and this is perhaps the advice that we need, it is my is my time management and how to make sure that our time is spelled correctly. You see, the point, the point is this, that we all often mentioned to the station, that our society has changed dramatically, there was a time and even non Muslims subscribed to the universal values of Islam, the neighbor next door, wherever you watch the NATO, Mr. Modi, whatever, he himself subscribed to values of respect, and so on and so forth. Now, we are living in such a fragmented community, that even he has Muslims, you know, sometimes your uncle may be displaying a valid entity called through Islam. So this is the issue. The issue is

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that as parents, and one of the things that I recommend, strongly I say, so many times, is to develop a family routine, a routine in which your attention is focused, when you give to each of your kids, you know, certain things all kids want, they want affection, attention, they want, you know, appreciation, they want acceptance, and every day, you give them that aspect, and you help them focus on managing their own time. And we need to do that we need to do otherwise, what will happen, then many parents that in a sum total of their responsibilities eating clothing and housing the children, which is something that'll be the gift reward for, it's far more important that we do

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not neglect the other critical areas, you know,

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let us take a look at some of the social issues that you've been discussing, and that you've been working with over the past few weeks. And perhaps some lessons from Ben Sharma.

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Yes, you know, the one of the issues that we need to speak about is that, you know, that more and more nowadays, it seems that divorce has become a norm. And I say to people, that you know what, when you

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tried everything humanly possible, and you want to separate, you must not in the process, destroy your partner the reputation or destroy your children, because there are no winners, then I think, you know, healthy snacks are lots of emotional immaturity, a negative thing, low self esteem and all of those things. So that is a an area and what happens, and that the time of separation, then couples play one against the other, sometimes, some kids are more inclined towards the mother. And the other is a trend towards the Father and that and that can be problematic because, you know, if this creates a lot more dissension, that's one issue I've been dealing with. The other issue I'm

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dealing with is that the point that I've been emphasizing for so long, and I cannot overemphasize this, that I think the only mind this country, must now make it compulsory mandatory, that they will not perform and Nika until a couple of they're gone for three metres on C and E also the prospective in laws. The second, the third thing that we want to mention, and also fundamental is that, you know, our young boys are not growing into young men, many of them by investor related many of them only enjoy the pleasures of the world. They need to be given responsibilities, you know, to be like young, dynamic adults, they can inspire love in their spouses, they can make decisions when they

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have to, and they need to say no, so that is fundamental. And the last point that I want to make and we can talk about these points. For me, it's very, very critical is about how we can create in our children, a deep and profound love for the deen of Islam. That to me is fundamental. Because if you look around if you go to the shopping malls you look everywhere else is quite clear that many of our kids do not reflect those value systems. Many of them

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self absorbed and preoccupied so these are some of the issues that I've been dealing with.

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Interesting in this way that you that you bring up this last point is a there's a message that

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they've ever shared on social media and WhatsApp etc.

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By Montana

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with regards to the situation

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in Sri Lanka, and just the gist of the message, I'm going to go into the details of the message. But the gist of the message is that we need to as South African Muslims, broaden our horizons in terms of our interaction with the fellow population living in our country, we need to be more inclusive, and be less exclusive is the nature of our

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our functions, as the nature of our activities usually go it's more exclusive to Muslims, but we need to be more inclusive, and more accommodating. And be more interactive with every facet of society.

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Yes, you know, my Mala. And I'm so glad that modern Obama has mentioned that this has always been my concern that Islam is not an exclusive Deen is inclusive, and our individual olalia swim team has a mercy on all mankind. In fact, what happens when even our students go to law city, we have what you call a getter mentality, you know, we Muslims are there amongst ourselves, and others do not know us, the only image they have of us is, well, Muslims, many of them a lot of money, they exploiters and so on, and so forth. And as a result, you know, we must, for example, one of the natural extension of education is that our parents ourselves need to teach us, you know, basically, that

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when you go out to the community, how you interact with Phyllis manatee, you need to interact a smile, like this morning, you know, I used to get my car for a service. And then there was a

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non Western driver or indigenous person, and they behind me was another guy. And we had such a

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wonderful conversation about a party and we laughed and whatnot. And I said to myself,

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at least when he goes back, he someone mentioned something about nations or Indians, I think he would have left today, more favorable image because of his interaction would be, and I think this is fundamental that we need to do that we need.

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That, you know, we are not, because what will happen, Allah forbid that dinner in this country Alhamdulillah you know, Allah's mercy has descended upon us. But almost every country, wherever they've been a minority Muslims, many of them are subjected to such kind of tyranny, and people are shocked out of the rich, I mean, and so we need to be very, very clear. I'm not saying mas do not have that purpose of saving our skins for humans do it for the right reasons, because how are we expected to share with people our team, and this is a brand I'm so good on my brand promise and mentioned this point, and I subscribe to it in its entirety.

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Just be more inclusive, be less ostentatious also is one of the points in our lifestyle.

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You know, she more than what we spend on ourselves and and be

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more interactive with with every part of society, every

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every aspect of your type of people. And we need to become more South African, basically. Absolutely. As in fact, you know, I mentioned this often, use of Islam is very dear to me. And you're setting in one day, you said that the Muslim must not be seen as only such supporting causes that affect Muslims directly. We must support all human humanitarian causes. And this is important, we must be we must be in the forefront people of justice, people that want to rectify are wrong, people that don't improve the quality of life, no matter whose life it is people because we must be as a collective as a mercy on to all mankind. So that to me is fundamental, you know? Yes, yes, yes.

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And

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South African Muslims

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are particularly v if we look at

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look at our functions look at a weighting function, we look at our our fate. Don't forget,

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most of our functions are exclusive to Muslim and it is necessary. We're not saying that we don't have to have those functions, it is necessary to have those functions. But equally, we need to have other types of functions that include the broader, broader society. One of the

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lines, or one of the angles that we can look at this is to use sport as a vehicle in order to promote interaction.

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You know what sports is one thing we talked about this in at USP

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I'm reminded of something, if I mentioned it before, it's okay. You know, I do a lot of motivation and training, and I try to get access to Muslim companies, so that they can support what I do, and I would support what they do. I went to a brother and I don't mention his name Alhamdulillah he's running a very, very successful Empire. And I said to you, what I do is at the time, immediately, he said to me, you know, what, I treat all my workers as my own family, the food and he's got a lot of people working there, you know, of course, your 100 people, they work maybe, I don't know, maybe four or five people working there, he says the food that I used to have to give them this, they are

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people that are working for the last 2530 odd years, you know, and I tell them, you know, you don't require any training from me at all. And this is the whole point, the point is about, just how you treat each other, and sports and all can be used, you know, what I must tell you this monana The point is the signal this this attitude of people have that, you know, the attitude is, everything is haram, you know, everything is Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, we need to be far more, you know, God didn't, before we make such a dramatic statement that we need. Remember, we are here, no one owes us a living here, right? We need to be here, we have a role to play, we need to we need to interact

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with people, we need to treat people with dignity. And we need to do that it's not about us invading so we need to use whatever vehicle that we can use inshallah. Even our radio stations, you know, getting people involved, talking to them, chatting with them, showing neighborly love, you know, appropriately and all of this. So each one of us is a guy he in something that you have

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overlooked.

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Yes, yes.

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And this is my final remarks, each of these on this aspect of being a die by means of the example that we set in being South Africans at the same time. And also the millennia You know, you're sitting in the plane, you're sitting in the passenger seat is the fancy next to you, that lets us you know, let us engage with the people let's talk to them and say hello to them, introduce yourself to them. And then when you're doing that, you know, then what you are doing you're promoting the deen of Islam. It's not about you. And and we don't do that you know, and you find that we and many people although they are generalize about us, but much of it is based on their own life experience

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that is fundamental that we be a form of proactive interactive, and really promotes the deen of Islam the beauty of this theme, you can do it through beautiful character. The beautiful example is if I select Milan say them for your time this morning and inshallah has his will speak to you next week. inshallah g Milan you go well have a good day found.

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This camisa speaking tour this morning should be given

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to you for listening too much to get up into my studio play the flag Osama salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.