Channel: Hamza Tzortzis
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, who brothers and sisters and friends and welcome to the fourth episode of our villager series, the shepherds way. Now the fourth timeless leadership lesson is the servant leads the master concedes, what does this mean? What does it mean by the master conceding This means brothers and sisters, if you're going to be a pharaoh, at work, in the dour at home, you're gonna have this Pharaonic attitude that you are the master, then really you are conceding to your arrogance, and your haughtiness, and you'll never have baraka and blessings in your leadership. This
is why the servant is the one who leads you need to have a service led approach to your leadership style. Interestingly, in a hadith that can be found in the Arbaeen in the 40 Hadith of Shah Wali, Allah,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the leader of a people is the servant. And this is very important, because we need to question why are we leading in the first place? Is it to concede to our arrogance and haughtiness? No, we are leading because we want to be at service to people, because we know is through being a service to people that we're going to get the best out of them. And we know getting the best out of people would help all of us achieve the necessary actions that would eventually lead to the fulfillment of our vision. This is why it's so important to be a servant leader. So you need to ask yourself the following question, how can you lead people without
supporting and serving them? The obvious answer is you can't. You have to support and serve them. And this is why true leadership is that you lead from the back, you lead from the middle, or you lead from the front, you just have to imagine, like you're a shepherd, and there are sheep following you. Sometimes the sheep are going to divert, some would sit and rest, some will go backwards. And that's why you have to physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, go and bring people bring your sheep back on the path, turn them around, and sometimes go from the back and push them forward. This is the art of leadership, brothers and sisters, we lead from the front, we lead from
the back and we lead even from the middle. And this also means that you need to try and get the best out of them to ensure that they're back on track, which will mean that you see in others where they can't see in themselves, that you help unveil their blind spots, brothers and sisters. And this whole issue of being at service to people is very important. In the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu ad he was eliminated in an authentic hadith narrated by Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah will be at the assistance of his slave, so long as such a person is at the assistance of his brother.
Also in a hadith narrated by a Buddha would the prophets of Allah who i Lee, who was salam said, and this is in the context of leadership, whoever is given authority by Allah of any of the affairs of the Muslims, but then hides away from their needs and poverty, Allah would hide away his assistance towards his needs, and poverty. This is extremely important brothers and sisters. Leadership is being at service to people who must serve the people that are in our group, or team or organization that have come together in order to execute a strategy in order for our collective vision to become a reality be of service to people, brothers and sisters, and anyone aware of the life of the prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would understand this was the leadership style of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. So two examples come to mind. Number one, in the Battle of the Trench, Hunt duck, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at service to the Sahaba and helping them with the trench. Number two, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam was actually part of the process in getting his hands dirty in building his own mosque. And these are just two quick examples. But there are many examples in the theater of the Prophet sallallahu ala who were Salam, that show that the prophets of Allah who i Lee who are some ways that service to the Sahaba brothers and sisters,
become a servant. Don't think you're a master over people like some kind of Pharaoh for our own. Because remember, a master can
sedes continues to walk his arrogance, and his haughtiness, and there'll be no Baraka, you won't empower your team to execute a strategy in order for the vision to become a reality. But if you are at the service, and you're committed to the well being, and you're serving your people, you're going to empower them and get the best out of them. So you execute the strategy in order for the vision to become a reality. Remember, remember, the servant leads the master conceits, the master concedes to his arrogance, and haughtiness, but the servant is that actual one who's doing the true leading, and he's taking the team to a particular goal, and pairing them, developing them, helping them being
committed to the needs, fulfilling the needs, getting the best out of them. Because when you do that, you know, you'd have the optimal team in order to execute a strategy to make the vision become a reality. Brothers and sisters, this is the end of episode four. And just to remind you, again, we are experiencing the blessed days of the ledger. And as you know, good deeds performed during these days are more rewardable than good deeds performed during the days of Ramadan. So brothers or sisters, help us at Sapiens Institute, see a world that receives the message of Islam. And we're we as a team, defend and share Islam academically and intellectually and significantly we develop,
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