Tap into your potential – 14.08.2014
Channel: Edris Khamissa
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11 minutes after 11 A Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Hello, my silanol might have an outcome 12 mashreq upon 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 it is by insha. Allah has his and 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 allowing our lives. And it seems that time is so short time is
so scarce, that we don't find time even for ourselves, we don't find time for our families. And yes, we don't find time.
There's no weekends, left to make any appointments for anything. Because we are so busy and we are so influenced and this is the inia mite is a sign of we have to make sugar to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and really have to be thankful that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with the amount of freedom the freedom of religion, Allah Allah has blessed us with the nehama 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 shooters must handle the needs to share
with every single human being not with only ourselves not only in our circle with share with every single human being make sure because from us panels are a sharing was the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're just going to check favor the Idris camisa on the line a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome back to on radio Islam International. And welcome back to our listeners, we are going to be joined by john Hill as he is in just about after half past 11. In the meanwhile, I'd like to discuss with you a few
few simple things few important things in particularly a poem that I picked up. And in some cases we can speak about this form. It's about the hourglass image is the title of the poem. And just to read this poem out to you
how I longed to live in those moments that passed those stationery I set inside, I was going fast flowers in our glass of trickling sand, whose final hour ended when I fell from your hand is about an hour class that is actually speaking out and speaking about his own experiences with poetry is about
the world of imagination, and this is what an hourglass would say. Had it the voice to talk. There was a phase of constant learning and all the while I was earnestly yearning, that for a little bit longer things should be the same but soon enough I was upside down again in the hourglass is all about that.
a life that is very busy. And so speaking about the busy type of life that we have.
We are always looking at the clock and looking at rushing for this appointment and making sure that we get there because children are coming out of school and we pay on time, making sure that we are there early because the children are getting to school at that
Time is the late there's going to be problems.
we speak about different aspects with regards or we deal with this different aspects of flushing all of the time. There is an hourglass thing that sometimes I just wish that things would settle down and there would be nothing to rush to but now
it never used to happen like that it was in constant turn around. That means you're always timing things and
I had to be in a rush some days it all went so pleasantly so slow.
like sand sifting gently from my head to my toes. As the days would flow within me like a stream such ones to me. Which just simply in between one day you found me called me a flame
I we lived in a world with time never ends. We brought each other comes at you and I it was as if we would never have to say goodbye you perched idly beside me they're offered your show. Like this difficulty said as if I didn't know beats sunshine
or clouds together we set and as opportunities dropped like rain on the front met soon came to our that we were to be no more soft the preview license sent me straight to down to the floor. For us grain of sand marked the end of UI along with the slides moments swiftly past us find the speaks about how the hourglass is explaining that. Yes, be lived
until such time that you passed your free the last dress and I was down on the floor broken and so was your life. And this is reality our our moments and our seconds and our days in our lives are like these beads of sand these grains of sand that are falling through the hourglass and nobody can stop it once an hourglass is turned on, nobody can stop the sand from going down. Nobody can stop our days from going by to some time is a thing to be wasted to others. It's a precious entity that they longed to honor time. The reality of time is that it eludes us all. But it remains faithfully under our control. You know, fame is something that we can use ourselves it takes on a personality
of its own.
And like in this form, I was like this is speaking out for itself.
The hourglass describes the limited, varied existence that is has in it makes comparisons to the ups and downs of life.
And that also is can be more than it is. And sometimes the hourglass is it forms a bond with the owner. And the owner does it over and over again instead of utilizing them actively.
As individuals sometimes just become
content to watch the the moment is passed by. And we don't actually do something
by the end of this world, our cameras for both of them. And as a reminder of both things that one either we must die or this world is going to come to an end. And holding time does not mean one has control of time, however, hourglass in your hand you have a watch in your hand, you have control over your time and your computer. And you can change the time as you want. But it doesn't mean that you have control of time itself time will carry on continue until pass by Ramaswamy was being asked by Ms. panatela regarding how we used our time as an investment. And we have to do a lot in the state that Allah Subhana Allah has blessed us with, if you use this time wisely and we see the
blessing of the time with Allah has given it given us we fill it with good deeds and with vigor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then our time is well spent a meta analysis were last in San Jose California takes the oath of time that men is entered at a loss besides those who bring a man to good deeds and advise top truth and advice patience, this is only those who are saved from from from the destruction. Besides that, we also find everybody else has his problems and so we should make sure that we spend our time productively and every moment that passes by has to be a moment filled with some sort of obedience of a must handle data. The moments that we have have to be used
positively has to be used constructively we must not while the time away waste our time, look for things that how we could pass time by that should never happen
and they should never be in.
We should make sure that we use our time correctly and inshallah as he is
Must be handled, no one
will accept whatever we have done, it must be handled and our love, that we are not wasting the time that Allah has blessed us, none of us know. The reality of time is that it brings come to an end for any of us anytime and we don't know when this is the reality of time. We just don't know when time is going to stop for us. And are we prepared for the moment that time is going to stop? Are we prepared for that moment when our hearts are going to stop? And time is going to stop for us? This is the question that we leave you with insha Allah allows us we'll take a break when we return. We'll speak to Idris coming up Stay tuned for musharakah baby slam International.
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welcome back to my second release from international and the warm welcome. This one is our guest Idris camisa. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. While they come Salaam rahmatullah wa barakato my most beloved Maulana taking team from a sunny Durban, Shangri La is always put some context I pray that you are well and I pray 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 was last week when I spoke to you from Malaysia. In fact, you sounded closer, then than what you're sending today.
This is technology
How is your how's your rest of your trip in Malaysia?
Alhamdulillah you know that generous a gala enough, you know, besides a program upon the creativity in the classroom, classroom management professionalism, developing critical skills. I also did a day on art of public speaking and on Sunday I did a public program on the parenting the 21st century, you know, and they've been so receptive they want me to come back, you know, Ally's so merciful. The da is a boy from four chefs in a small town and the daughters of the parents, his teachers, you go there and people you know, take to you, they love you for the sake of Allah this only can come from a line inshallah Yes, yes, definitely. And it's, you know,
first opportunity that you have of passing the deen on so many different people. It is it is from Allah subhanaw taala certainly and we make Dr. Atul masala accept whatever you are doing. And last panel Donna make it a means of great benefit to the Muslim woman inshallah. Now I mean, I'm make Milan even for you more than you know, allies, this is such an endearing personality and demeanor. And that a lot of you that whatever we speak in select come from our heart, and that it impacts on Omar because as I always say, the all my readings today in
Allah Subhana Allah make it easy for the entire oma
it is very generous among the the social cases will be 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,
that we are running now and basically so occupied with so many different things that are happening without even finding time for ourselves. And I spoke a little bit about time, and about me using our time productively perhaps you could you could enhance our discussion in a tweet inshallah. Yes,
I'm so glad you're talking about that. You meet any person today, they say there's no bark, I know a 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 I think it's 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 and if you don't do that, and you'd be busy, be busy doing lots of stuff. But none of it is productive, when that, to me is critical. And I think that what we need to do is get a balance in our life. And part of a time
should be used in terms of our relationships with our loved ones, our relationships,
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 see tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, we're going to do things and and it's something that is a very, very sad that sometimes, even when there is the near tragedy in your own home, or in the neighborhood, some of the other It seems so difficult for us to give a thought to 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 while Anna
the average person who
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. And absolutely i mean, is it sometimes is so caught up to CCA to satisfy our legend in life or a domestic life that you know for a true believer for a true believer. He ought to be so involved in uplifting his life uplifting the life of the oma. And when he says that we're not trying, I can understand that when he's spending his time meaningfully. In fact, you know, it 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 our personal lives and
literally life. 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 an obligation 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 is. I started
counsel 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 Rasul Allah, Allah and you know, you got involved in, in productive things. And the thing is, this is an important thing that part power chain should be, how best we can appear, 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, jolly anecdote, anecdotal, and I find that people, whenever people ask me for help, whenever I can help them out to
help me, please counseling beat in any other way, if I can do it, I would do it and, and I find that by doing this we are humbled Allah, Allah is so merciful. Allah is your child, your child, you know and Allah opens your risk is easy for you. Because Allah is pleased with those individuals that are using the time to help the oma. But then there are others who work 347 nonresistance in and day out, day in and day out. And what you hear from them is firstly, what hear from them their issues their family, their family says and I have not been I have done them enough I spoke to my father and you find the issue the community people don't see them at all. But then you have those who have
surrendered their life to Allah 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 surrender to Allah and these benefits in whatever they do.
being so busy or being so caught up in those things that don't even benefit
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Vienna I'm back I wanna say whatever they want to do to separate us and on and on but our lives are full of water.
So we connected on the Leela
For us speaking about
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.
Yes, you know what, that is so true. And you find that, you know, especially in this day and age, this is becoming a recurring problem.
You know, my 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 and never spends time would be 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 love is love some is to do in a family, he was so eloquent a better example than even in terms of family life, in terms of a husband terms of a
grandfather, and all those roles he played. And yet he had the most demanding role of any prophet to spread the deen of Islam, the four corners of this earth in which he did, you know, effectively without compromising on other dynamics. And therefore, you find that especially, you know, in homes, and further themselves and husbands are non committal, they cannot communicate what goes on the heart, they expect the family to second guess, and they come home, totally rest, then you start saying on grade children, because children need that fatherly love, they need a father, who is a mean person who is assertive, they need that individual who really promotes through his own example,
the institution of marriage, they need that, you know, is fundamentally something like a want, it's a real need, that they need to fulfill you.
Children definitely need this attention from the parents. And you know, this is something that we have discussed many times previously. And, you know, Vicki can never be overemphasized about the attention that our children require from us.
But it requires from us to
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 spent 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 when even non Muslims subscribed to the universal values of Islam, and the neighbor next door, wherever he was denied or Mr. Mosley, whatever, himself, subscribe 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 jonquil may be displaying a value that antithetical to Islam. So this is that the issue
the issue is 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, where you give to each of your kids, you know, certain the things our kids wants, 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 that otherwise, what will happen, then many parents that think the sum total of their responsibilities eating clothing, and housing the children, which is something they'll be, they'll get reward for, but it's
far more important that we do not neglect the other critical areas, you know,
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 the inshallah.
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 are,
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, today, he dislikes a lot 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 the 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
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 not make it compulsory mandatory, that they will not perform a nikka until the couples have gone for free Metro counseling, and he also the prospective in laws, that's a second. The third thing that we want to mention, and it's also fundamental is that, you know, our young boys are not growing into young men, many of them are ms 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, that can inspire love in their spouses, they can make decisions when they 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
self absorbed and be occupied. So these are some of the issues that I've been dealing with
existing easiest way that you that you bring up this last point is a there's a message that
was shared on social media and WhatsApp etc.
with regards to the situation
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 less exclusive is the nature of our
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.
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 ghetto mentality, you know, the Muslims are there amongst ourselves, and others do not know us the only image they have of us is, well Muslims, many of them are in the color of money, they exploiters and so on and so forth. And as a result, you know, Bemis, for example, one of the natural extension of education is that our parents ourselves need to teach us, you know, basically,
that when you go out to the community, how you interact with Phyllis manatee, you need to interact a smile, like this morning, I you know, I just left my car for a service. And then there was a
non Muslim driver or indigenous person, and then behind me was another guy, and we had such a
wonderful conversation about a party and we laughed and whatnot. And I said to myself,
that if he goes back, if someone mentioned something about the Asians 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 a straw 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 have 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 much of that purpose of saving our skins, but you will see for
the right reasons because how are we expected to share with people our Deen and this is a phenom. So good morning. I have a brand promise and mentioned this point and I subscribe to it in His entirety.
Just be more inclusive, be less ostentatious also is one of the points in our lifestyle.
You know she more than what we spend on ourselves and and be
more interactive with every part of society every
every aspect of this type of people and
We need to become more South Africans, basically, absolutely as In fact, you know, I mentioned this often Yusuf Islam is a very dear to me. And you are suddenly one day he says that we 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 wrong people that only 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. And
it is, as South African Muslims.
Particularly if we look at, look at our functions, look at a weighting function, look at our, our fate advocate.
Most of our functions are exclusive to Muslim and it is necessary, we're not saying that we don't have to have this function that 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
lines, or one of the angles that we can look at is, is to use sport as a vehicle in order to promote interaction.
You know, what sports is one thing and we talk about this in as you're speaking, 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 tried 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 him, what I do you send a claim immediately, he said, to me, at least, 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, a good few 100 people they work maybe, I don't know, maybe four or
five people working there. He says the food that I eat by the hour to give them this, there are people that are working for the last 2530 odd years you know, and then 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 to signal This was attitudes of people have that you know, the attitude is everything is haram. You know, everything is haram Hara Mara, Mara, Mara, we need to be far more, you know, guarded. And 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 do dolla, we need to interact with people, we need to treat people with dignity, and we need to do that it's not about us when 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 DI e in something that we have all overlooked, you know? Yes, yes.
And it is my final remarks each other as he is on this aspect of being a DA he by means of the example that we set in being South Africans at the same time and absolutely Mawlana You know, you're sitting in the plane, you're sitting in the bus verities, the sound signals 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 nbrc 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 where 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. That
thing is fundamental that we being a farmer proactive interactive, and really promotes the deen of Islam the beauty of this Deen you can read through beautiful character to beautiful example insights as I say them for your time this morning and inshallah as he as we speak to you next week. He inshallah g does not have a good day right sound palette was surrounded by these Felisa speaking to us this morning. She couldn't just given
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