The Weight of the World On Your Shoulders

Farhan Abdul Azeez


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Every year, emergency rooms across the United States and across the western world go through disaster training, disaster training. And what that is, is that these emergency rooms are tested. If they're equipped to respond to a disaster, be it natural Be a man made in their locale. And how would they be able to respond to an influx of patients, critical patients dealing with a lot of different injuries.

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So last year at the hospital, I'm training at that we had our disaster training. And the scenario that we had was a little a bomb went off in a local, a local school nearby, and the city and now we the hospital are going to be slammed with these patients, a large number of patients and what they do for the high school students, they bring them out. And they they put makeup on them, they put fake blood, they put in, you know, like fake injuries. So they'll have like fake bones sticking out of their body to like, signify open fractures or they'll have different different things, different injuries, and they dress up with like makeup, almost Hollywood style, but not as good quality. And

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so my job my responsibility during this disaster training was I was a physician outside of the hospital as they're coming in, and I'm trying to triage who goes where, who is, you know, who just has a sprained ankle? And can you have time to wait, who is someone who's critical. And if I don't act in the next minute or two, we'll die. Who was someone who suffered injuries that at this point, there's nothing we can do, and you let them go to one side. And trying to figure all that out. And it was interesting experience is obviously a very fun experience for the students who got to participate. But for myself, my mind was kind of thinking.

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And what I was thinking was was, you know, when I go to work, I clock in, I clock out 1012 hour shift, and I'm done, I go home, and I get to rest and maybe I come back the next day for some more.

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But you know, a physician in Burma right now, or a physician in Syria right now, or a physician in the Central African Republic right now, doesn't have that luxury. When a bomb goes off. When a missile strikes a marketplace or a village is run over by by abandon a mob, there is no luxury of after 10 hours I can check out there is no luxury of, you know, having the resources that we have here.

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And they deal with this influx of patients. And I want you to imagine being a physician, an emergency medicine physician in one of these scenarios, in in Burma or in in Syria or the like. And, you know, when you have that many patients you're under a lot of stress is high stress, high urgency, you know, it takes a mental toll.

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Inevitably, you will be dealt with sadness, inevitably, you'll you'll have the child who doesn't make it, you'll have the young, the young woman who doesn't make it you'll have the father of a child who's there with them doesn't make it. And it's those even despite the moments of happiness, that you may have the person that you may have saved or you made a difference in their care or their life. It's those moments, those individuals, those smiling children,

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that you will never forget those that you lose, you'll never forget it and and no matter how much you tried for the rest of your life, you'll live with that. And you'll question yourself, Could I have done something better? Could I have done something more? Could I have made a different decision that would have perhaps saved this person's life? And I decided to begin today's session with this scenario. Because I felt it was the most fitting scenario to help us understand the title of my talk the weight of the world on your shoulders. You see the Prophets when I send them, He gives them example he says that they example of me and the people is like a man is still cutting out this man

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who lit a fire. And he says when the fire became illuminated, it grew large. He sees the the moths and the

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insects started flying into the fire. These insects are flying into the fire just like you see the moths flying towards the lights. If you have an open you know the open bulb light and then you see a moth land on it and you just see like smoke. You hear like a little E is it dies, right? It's like flying into the fire. The president says this man is next to the fire. And he's trying to push these moths and insects away from the fire. But he says fail the Libnah who the overpower this man and they jumped they fly into the fire to their death.

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The prophesy said to me he says

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for Anna Alfie Don't be who Jessie Coleman and Annie now we're going to talk to him on a fee ha. He says I am like this man. I am grabbing you by your belts, by your buckles and I'm trying to pull you away from hellfire. But you are insisting on jumping into the hellfire. That's the responsibility he felt. And he person who dies with La Ilaha illa Allah as like, how a physician may be similar The only thing I can think of as similar to physician who has a patient come in and dies on his table when he could have tried to do a better job to save him.

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I mean, that that left a mark. Right? That's it's a very high it's and 24/7 and that's why the promises he would you know, all day he would spend calling people to Islam, calling people to Allah subhanaw taala and he doesn't rest much at night before he's up again praying in the Knights praying to Allah to guide these people and to help the people and to forgive the people to forgive his ummah.

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Right the rest of them lived a life like this and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says the students will have verse number six. Further I look here on second

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at him in you know, the Hadith he assefa Perhaps you would kill yourself in grief or sorrow over their footsteps and they're turning away from you? Because they believe not in the Quran. Right. That's how much it meant to the prophesy said that the emotional toll it was taking on him was to the point that, you know, it overwhelmed him that these people were rejecting his snap. Right, it was that serious. It's as if it's life or death. And we all heard the verse over and over again we're Allah subhanho wa taala. He describes the Messenger of Allah sai send them in a very beautiful verse and where he says, one

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little mean, we have only sent you all Muhammad wa salam, except as a mercy to mankind. But you know what's very interesting about this verse, this verse is Susan MBS surah number 21, verses 107. Students will MBI has a very, very interesting sort of very beautiful sort of very powerful sutra. But the theme of students will MBR is a theme of mankind being in a state of ruffler and the state of heedlessness and loss Allah Subhan. Allah in fact begins the sutra by saying it got out all burning Nicaea boom Whoa, home field love Lattimore, Adi goon, Maya demon, the creme Mila, Bhima. Death in in STEM.

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Goon, he says that the the hour is the time of account is drawing closer and closer, it's actively happening. While mankind is in a state of heedlessness turning away, no mention comes to them from their Lord except they they listen to it while they're at play. Right and throughout the surah you find the theme of love flow repeat, repeated over and over and over again. And it is in the setting of this context. At the end of the surah. Allah says We have sent you Mohammed Salim only as a as a mercy to all of mankind and immediately following this verse, verse number 108, Allah subhana wa Tada. He says, going in you have ye

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who couldn't ina who hate the

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Muslim moon, Allah says, say O Muhammad wa salam after saying that he's a mercy to mankind. He says, say that, and indeed it has been revealed to me that your Lord is One Lord. So will you then be Muslims? Will you then submit and accept Islam? Right. So his ultimate form of Mercy was what was he just absolutely he was just was he caring? Of course he was caring. Did he help the needy? Do you help the poor, the weak, the oppressed, the traveler? Did he stand up for justice? Whether it's for a Muslim or non Muslim? Yes, yes, yes, a resounding yes. But the ultimate form of mercy that he brought to the Earth is to bring to Hey, La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah to all of us. That

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is the ultimate form of mercy and calling people to Islam calls them to justice.

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Islam brings them economic justice. It's not more bring them political justice. Islam will bring equality to all people. Islam can solve the problems of society. So yes, he was a mercy He brought his his mercy was to call people to Islam. And under Islam, you find the different beauties have mercy. You define the different beauties of mercy. Right, Allah subhanaw taala also season a verse that we may not have heard one man out of Southern Africa, the same exact wording, except he stays warm out of southern Africa Illa Mobis shed on one of the law, we have sent you only as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner but Subhanallah he spent his whole life concerned for the Ummah right and

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we say, oh my, what do we mean by Oma? When we say OMA, the nation of Muhammad, Salah Salem, there's two categories to this, you see, there is no prophet after the Prophet of Allah and Allah is Allah. He is the final messenger. And so he is sent to all of mankind. So all of mankind is OMA to Dawa. They are the nation from his time until the Day of Judgment, the nation who he was sent to the call to the Oneness of Allah subhanho wa taala. But then you also have a separate category, a subcategory within this category, and that is you and I will mention the Java, the mother responded to this call and believed in Allah subhanaw taala and His Messenger Salallahu Salam, and it was particularly for

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his own man, the OMA 20 Java, that he had even more concerned for. One time he was reciting the verses citizen Maui, there were Allah subhanaw taala says, on the tongue of eSATA, he said, um, he said, he said, I was talking to Allah and saying, oh, Allah, if you punish them, then they are your slaves. And if you forgive them, then indeed you are the most powerful and the most wise. So the President began crying. He says, Allah, Allah Almighty Almighty Rebecca, the narration says he began saying, Oh Allah, my nation, my nation, hearing that ASAP telling Allah if you punish them, they're your slaves. The prophet is crying concern for you, Allah don't punish my nation, almighty Almighty.

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And he begins crying. So Allah sensitivity analysis that I'm to the Prophets when I send them and Allah knows and he says, ask him, Why is he crying?

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And the process that I'm telling you to be nice to them why he's crying, and to be honest, and it goes back to Allah and Allah knows, and Allah says would be nice and I'm back to him and he says, tell him what hamazon Salam, the International Vika Fiamma tikka, Wallah nesu that we will most definitely please you with their OMA and we won't, we won't, we will never displease you.

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Right. So he was concerned particularly for his OMA, right, I said Allah and one time she narrates that I saw the Prophet of Allah in a good mood. He was smiling and he was happy. And you know, when you want something, you go to your parents or you go to your husband or your wife when they're in a good mood, right? You're trying to pick them up in the eyes and sees that the President was in a good mood. And so she says out of sort of love, she says, Oh, that Allah honey make too hot for me. So the messenger of Allah Sana and he says in response, he says, Oh Allah, forgive I Isha, what she has done in the past, and what she will do, and what she has done secretly and what she has done

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openly. So Aisha began and she became so happy at this. She began laughing so hard and smiling so much that she her she almost like like, bent over and laughter how happy she was by this receiving this surprise on him. He says, oh, you know, I said, you know, are you happy by this drive that I made for you? And she says In response, you know, how can I not be happy? You just prayed for me for my forgiveness past future secret open that's that's awesome. The process he says in response to Allah he will Allah He in Allah dua Ely Almighty frequently salah. He says, I swear by Allah and every single prayer that I make, I make the same dua for my ummah.

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That's how much he loved us. Right. That's how much he cared for us, and that's how much he was concerned for us. Right.

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But that concern also carries the responsibility. You have to understand something that concern also carries a responsibility when the president he wants told even Mr. Golan who opened was served with recite to me from the Quran. And he says, Acaba Aliko alikhan ZIL rasool Allah, should I recite to you when the Quran has been revealed to you? And he says, yes, so Mr. Wood begins reciting certain MISA

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and he begins reciting until he got to the verse, verse 41, where Allah subhana wa Tada he says, forgave either Jeton mean Coonley ohm be Shaheed

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wodgina Beacon because

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Isha He,

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Allah Subhana Allah says what will be the state like when we bring from every Ummah, a witness, and we will bring your own what you owe Mohammed Salim as a witness, Allahu Allah is Shahida against these people, not for these people against these people, meaning the President will witness against mankind.

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Did they answer the call or not? And those of us who answered the call, did we fulfill the responsibility like he did or not? He will witness against us. And so when a witness rude recited verse, this verse, the President told them Hasbrook enough. And then Mr. Rhodes raised his head and he found the prophecy and I'm crying. He found him crying. And this is in Behati. Right? He found him crying. Why? Because Bravo will be you know, when there's a judgement, when does a judge you have a witness who's brought an expert witness or witness who's brought to the scene, their promises and and will be that witness? And it's not an affair of this person, steal or not? Or did this

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person do this or not where he may have a short punishment or a small punishment in this world? This is eternity. This is paradise or hellfire. This is the last moments, right and that's why when the president he gave his Farewell Sermon, when he gave his

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and his last Hajj before he passed away, he's only had in his last hedge. A few months before he passed away. He began to hit the Bible saying hey, you Hannah's Ismail going, oh mankind listen to what I have to say. For a Nila Nila Nila elkaar combat the army had something on us. He says that listen to what I say for I do not know if I will meet you again after this year.

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And then he gave a very emotional powerful speech. And ma he addressed many issues he addressed the sanctity in the honor of a Muslim the importance of returning trust to people that interest should be abolished because interest is a system that takes advantage and preys on the poor and those who are in need. Right? He he emphasized taking care of your women. He emphasized the rights of those in need. He emphasized the equality between all races and people and the unity amongst the Muslims. Right. He emphasized that no matter what you do remember that you will be brought back to Allah and you will be held accountable. And he emphasized to hold on to the Quran and Sunnah. Write this very

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powerful speech and then when he concluded his speech, he said, Allah mahal Beloved, this is a man who lived like the physician, we began began to the hotbar with the speech with a man who every moment of his life, he's so concerned for all of humanity.

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Every moment of his life, he's so concerned for all of humanity. And you fast forward 23 years later in his life,

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and his last sermon to 100,000 companions and he says, hola, hola. Hola. Hola.

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Hola. Hola. Did I fulfill my responsibility? Did I fulfill this wait that's upon my shoulders. Allahumma fish had Allahumma fishes Oh Allah, the bear witness that I have delivered the message message and then he said for a new believer Shahidullah IP. Then let everyone who was present give the message to those who are not here.

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And you and I 14 136 years later, after the Hijrah are hearing the same message. Let the one who was present give the message the one to the one who was not here. And after this Allah subhana wa Tada revealed the verse and Neoma Akhmat into Lancome Dena mem to Allah ecom near Marathi worldly Tula como is NA Medina, this day, I have perfected your religion for you, I have completed my favor upon you and I have chosen for you Islam as your religion. Right? We have been given this perfect religion, right from a perfect Lord, to the perfection of humanity through the greatest Angel ever. And now when the President gave that message to us, we now carry that responsibility. We now carry

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the weight of the world on our shoulders collectively. As I'm gonna have Bobby said, national Rusu Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we are the messengers of the messenger of allah sallallahu sallam, you and I, wherever we are, and wherever we go, and whoever we interact with, we are now carrying the message of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and are we carrying ourselves in a way that the Prophet would be proud of? Do we deal with people in a way that the Prophet would be proud of? Do we wear Islam? Do we represent Islam? Do we live Islam in a way that the prophets I send them wouldn't be proud of? And you see, here's the thing I have to preface what I talked about already with with an

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understanding. You see, when I say that the Prophet in His mercy, His mercy is ultimate form of mercy and there are many forms of mercy but his ultimate form of mercy he brought to this world is to call people to Allah subhanaw taala. You have to understand that he became a Prophet when he was 40 years old. And before he was 40 years old, he already established a reputation in society of being someone who is just and that's why when he came running down from hot head off, Khadija his wife told him, oh, you know, don't worry, Allah will never forsake you. You take care of the orphans, you take care of the poor, you help the needy, you stand up for the rights of the

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oppressed. You know, when when the man from Yemen, his business

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He was he was deprived the price of his goods that he sold to a nobleman, which resulted in helfen football, the famous treaty in which the Quraysh decided that no one will be oppressed in this land. And if they were, we would stand up for them. Right, the profit center was there. Right? He stood, and he witnessed part of that treaty. And so later at the end of his life, he says that I witnessed in the house of my beloved to Don, the Treaty of unfolding exactly

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where he says that, even now in the snom, where I call to those same, those same details have same, you know, descriptions of that treaty of that of that pact, I would follow it, meaning it wasn't just about justice for Muslims, but justice for everybody, you know, right here in Baltimore. You know, perhaps some of you who came from out of town are wondering, what's Baltimore? Like? Can we even you know, what's the is it still like, you know, protests and riots is a safe, you know, can we come or not? Right. But you know, the issue of the Black Lives Matter movement and the like, it's an issue that we have to be we have to care for as well, we have to be a part of as well, because the

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prophets I send them would have been involved in these same social justice issues.

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Right, and we have to understand that their struggles are the same as our struggles, their struggles are the same as our struggles. You know, I worked here in Baltimore, the hospital that that Freddie Gray, one, two, and the shock trauma University of Maryland, I was there just, what, five months ago. And you know, the reality is, this is the reality, that the system that's in place is not a system of justice. It's not a system of equality, you know, compassion and fairness. You have Freddie Gray, who can be taken to the hospital. And we see this all the time, where a person comes in, and police custody, and he's beaten up battered and bruised, and all we have to go on as

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physicians is what the police tell us. Right. And then we treat the person accordingly. And you know, you have institutions that are that have a military background, like the University of Maryland, it is awesome. It's a number of number one shock trauma center in the world, right. But it has a culture, right? I at the hospital, you know, and a different hospital I worked at, we had a patient come in who's now also in the national media, right, who was beaten by police and video comes out now emerging, what happened, they framed him, they beat him and they broke his ribs. And there was almost a concern for a brain bleed. I took care of him. i He came to my hospital, I took

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care of him. And I saw firsthand, you see a man who's beaten down, and you see the system that doesn't give any any credence to what he says or what happens, right. And here's the reality is the system is broken. And the solution for the system is now within the system. The solution for the system is what we have. The solution for the system is Islam. Islam will bring justice to these people. It's now practice properly, can bring equality can bring compassion can bring the rights of the poor and the weak and the needy. That's what Islam did in Mecca. And that's what Sam can do now.

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Yesterday, yesterday, some of my friends Sokoban Fraus, and some of the brothers who were in this convention now, a black man from West Baltimore comes up to them. And the first thing he says is, can you all speak English? Right? The brothers got big beards, his mom's got the hijab on and the light goofy and this and that. She's Can y'all speak English? And they say, yeah, and he says, what some some four letter words in between. He says, now we're messed up. We are messed up, meaning when he's talking about his community, were messed up. He says, You people, you got to hold on to your identity. You people got to hold on to your identity because you can do something for us that we

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couldn't do for ourselves. Right? He recognizes that when we have to carry that responsibility. We have to carry that responsibility as messengers of the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to be a color to justice and equality whether it's Muslim or non Muslim when people see that then they will naturally attack attracted to the ultimate form of justice and, and peace which is the religion of Islam. Welcome to Cody ha which is located with Santa Monica Monica here about our cats.