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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was Safi oma obod assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
haven't become I welcome you to the snat Academy podcast. I'm very honored hamdulillah I have one of my teachers and close friend also colleague Mashallah Molina Mohammed CO and I think the community would be very familiar with Marlena. But before I give my formal introduction, let us bring on board. I want to know Mohammed go
low data what I get, how are you doing? 100 good. And I'm really chuffed to be here. And this is an entirely new experience for me, Michelle, my shatavari cola so I'm kind of enjoying it. It feels kind of funny with all this like, state of the art equipment around me that I saw. I'm feeling somewhat important city.
You are very important.
You are very important.
There's a true weather give us just a feeling okay vertical. Okay Marina, I just need to tell the viewers quickly. So, my name is Mohammed Kaur studied have he completed his alim course he studied at country as well as in Cape Town we finished at the double aluma RBL. Islamia in Sudan. We I also graduated from Alhamdulillah
Milena then immediately got into teaching I mean even while he was a student and his first full time teaching boss was 39 Is that correct?
Yeah, right. And it was the that he was rather unfortunate and came across my path and just to give you some insight as to who the personality is right so the first time I'm ever reading Arabic to Marina Mohammed ko we were reading masala Hadith masala Hadees or sort of fit I think it was musala at the time, and then I had to read say read the name of even hedger, but I don't know even Hydra yet. It's the first time I've ever come across his name. So I read even higit and Marina called me even aged from that moment on, not even hedger. Even aged means the son of the stone, right. So if you don't say even Hagit, technically even hydrate also comes from that from the Marina. But hygiene
is exclusively a stone right and of course, Mona and I had a good laugh at that. But that didn't stop me from attaching Myself to him. I then attended one on one classes with Marina. You know, even when you were in my full time teacher asked us to come once a week have your mother's beautiful Snoke Mashallah.
excuse me, and then that continued for some years, I think we lost that after I got married. And we went in my own way, but Alhamdulillah we built a quiet relationship up in recent times. And I'm very, very happy about that that hamdulillah but now Milena, tell us your your other since that time, you know, um, what are your other endeavors? And what what have you been getting up to in the community? Only the good stuff? Oh, no, this is his children watching.
Normally, when people ask me that question and say, trying to get out of mischief, right, right.
We have this
we have the Quran program, okay. It's a very nice program and hamdulillah obviously, from the very outset, there is a lot of room for improvement. But at hamdulillah
we getting the right
the program seeks to be unique in a particular way. In that other than just the mechanical memorization of olukoya.
We try to facilitate Arabic. So in terms of
learn is able to not only read the Quran, by to read and understand the Quran, and ultimately inshallah practice upon the Quran. That's the idea. I think up until now at Hamdulillah, we've got the memorization part down to pet. The Arabic is ongoing, but a work in progress for the left hand. And we hope that the environment that the learners find themselves in, in terms of the masjid in terms of the teachers, that the teachers really be the exemplary role models for them. Right. Right. So the humbler So far, so good. Michelle, Michelle Obama, you didn't tell us this this organization or what is it called? Okay, so this organization,
the organization stumbled upon us, I think, okay, now Youth Foundation NaOH Youth Foundation. Nao means basically gift in swana. Okay, Michelle,
we don't attach too much importance to the organization itself. And I think that's important.
All right, on my way I was thinking about
one of our luminaries of late shabu Akil, he was hail from Damascus. He was a Judas, like, by accents. Michel hamdulillah.
One day, another luminary visited him and wanted, like a chain of transmission. Right, right. And then he said, He's not by the way, and it's
not saying you can navigate me and you want to go through, it's like,
taking the wind out of my wings. Yeah.
Yeah, we come in Allah gives us a nice
they wanted a nice night for me, right? So, you know, he bowed his head and he started crying. So Hannah was one. And he said, you know, all what we have, all will come to nothing, except that which is done only and solely for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's like, amazing spa. So as you think about like the organization, it's basically a vehicle, by means by means of which hopefully, that we can be sincere. I mean, please, Allah subhanho wa Taala. I mean, I mean, and it's always like a difficult space for me to be very honest, you know, in terms of, you know, telling your story, and, and so forth.
It reminds one very starkly about the importance of sensibility. And that's why shabu Akil came to mind because he said, Look, here, everything is going to come to nothing, except that which is done only and solely for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Tonight in terms of our portion of reading,
we need a bit more than we normally do. So we're in the 15th juice, right, and in sort of something that we are quite familiar with Wolbachia to slowly hide under a big umbrella now know those good deeds that will remain
hidden under a beggar that is better by your Lord. well hidden Amala You know, sometimes you make an investment, and you basically sit still by a particular investment, okay, this is going to see me through my retirement years by way of example. So why don't amateur you know the best type of investment that you can hope for in terms of returns would be good deeds. So I just doing this to remind myself that you know, the organization is basically just a vehicle by means of which we can serve Allah, nothing more, nothing less. So, you know, please pray that Allah subhanho wa, taala.
Gracias sincerity. I mean, I mean, makes this vehicle like there are many other vehicles doing great work out there, particularly in the Quran, sphere, and all the other spheres that we may mention, or may not mentioned tonight. Well, I just want to accept all of the efforts. I mean, well, it's one of the this little vehicle that we have my Allah grace it with ease, mercy, with ease, gaze, and with ease acceptance. I mean, you're up. I mean, I mean, one of the very important lines, I mean, you have to work within the world that you are in and the world works by, by, by these
systems, you know, branding and all of these.
But it plays havoc with one spirituality, because you can easily forget, you know, most people especially like, this is just the means and don't get caught up in turns. Don't treat you your your deen, like you would the corporate world man with too much competition. And it's about outdoing your your competitors and things like that. So I think that's, that's critically important. So I'll accept that from you. Now, where did the concern come from for the youth? Like, I remember back in the day, we had the mining cameras that used to start in monogamy involved in that as well. There's a very interesting time period. And, you know, I knew that time odd that Mona was passionate about
youth and working with youth with a passion come from.
that's a difficult question. And that question they didn't give me was the name you know, like, before you
guys interview that? If they don't tell you, Roger, that's one of them will have like off for you. Right. The?
the youth we talk a lot about, sort of like investing in the youth but practically doing something to empower youth. I think that's an altogether different story. Now.
I was winter trip recently. It was for you know, a
In relation to an orphanage, which we hamdulillah secured land and so forth our shell so the idea was to go out and meet with another orphanage out in Nairobi. It So, um, it
went it was locked down. Okay. So we were sort of like limited to Nairobi, but management teams are based in Nairobi. So I was able to meet the directors of the orphanage and so forth, and so much from them Mashallah one of the things that brother was telling me in relation to your question about the youth now, so, with this inspiration come from, and you were saying like a unique thing, he said that if you look at any given structure, or developmental structure, so then, for him the solution lies in the whole of our Rashidi Oh really, all of our rosu that I just Holly first, right? In other words, like if you're picking a board or you know, you want to focus on certain areas, what do you
focus on? So, into the personalities, so, he looked at the for Holly, so he says, You have Abubakar and for him aboubaker the line presented like wisdom now, and then you had Alma Avila, he presented, you know, the strength required in terms of leadership. And then
he spoke what was monologue and he was monitor the lawan. Amongst other things, amongst many of these very good qualities. He was a man of considerable wealth, so a person of wealth, and then had an idea. And in terms of what he was explained to me, I literally represented the youth. Oh, okay. You know, like, so if you want, are gonna say that's like, so he says, if it hasn't been Hussein, though, you know. So you Dasha, Bobby, and Jenna.
Not forgetting his illustrious for the rest of his followers, of course. And I mean, he was, he was, at the time of using embracing Islam. Yes, that's right. He was the first six years, and so forth. So as for HANA, Allah,
Allah de la represents that youth in terms of the particular equation, right. And if you want to focus on development, the Hadith of the Prophet also.
And I think if we can create this type of synergy, there's a lot of synergies I think that we need to create within our communities. I think one is between, you know, the clergy and the lay people on the one hand, one is between you and maybe professionals and clergy or non professionals on the other hand, and another very important aspect that we need to look at in terms of synergy to take a community forward would be the young in the old. So the province also me I think encapsulated that very well, this generation that says, millennial Hansel Ilana, welcome jacobina. For this, I mean, a person who doesn't, you know, show compassion to our youngsters, and who doesn't
respect the elders in our lives? I mean, not from amongst us. So what do we draw from in terms of principle? That's the wisdom of the elders, I can hear myself very clearly, you know, yeah.
Like, I'm listening to myself.
So I'm good.
I wouldn't go that far. I would just say look, I bat sound radically to myself. Because I had this year for years.
It's like a novel experience. And so hello, listening to yourself with such clarity.
So if you don't have that, like the wisdom of the elders and and when you add the wisdom of the elders, and and, and the strength and the fervor and the vigor of the youth,
then we won't be able to progress. But when we join those two forces, then we will end in a meaningful way in a meaningful way. And then you know, also you were talking about like the passion so I can put like a finger to it. But one thing that stands out and traveling is also very important because imageshack policies as a sophomore madrasa to travel. traveling in and of itself is like a school you learn so many things Did he really say so?
That's what I used to hear from our teachers. I really attribute everything to Shafi these days a what I would do interesting because it's a it's a beautiful, it's a beautiful vision, you know, like a bazooka thing. You're awesome now because what happens is, sometimes we do things on our own.
You can't put the oral tradition you have to verify it. So inshallah we'll verify that Venus wanted the principle is valid. Yeah, of course, in a sense that traveling is a is a is a is a is an educational experience in and of itself. Were traveled some years ago to Palestine. Oh, gosh, also, like everybody else it was was this ethical if not for the IT guy. Okay. So
I was in stealth mode. Okay, so you can ask me about that now. So
that's like in stealth dangerous mode is in stealth, neutral, mature, stealth neutral. Yeah. So what happened was you were waylaid by the border. I know what happened was SubhanAllah. What I noticed is that there were only youngsters on the border post men in the border post.
It wasn't like,
like there was a youngster. And they will basically just like the front, and they will be managed by some senior, obviously, there was seen in the background, but these youngsters they were,
they were fulfilling those roles. Right. So I thought to myself, why?
this type of empowerment in this particular because it's empowerment. Right? What would happen if all the man told me that if all the elders within
then what would happen is that
the generation boss, right, that
those ideas wouldn't be passed from the previous generation to the successive generation. And then what happens is the youngster will come, but why are we having a problem with our fellow Palestinians eruption, we're having a problem right. But now the fact that they are sort of empowered in this particular way, at least to the watching him the continuity of a particular thought or ideas, ideology and so forth, achieve and if we look at the professor, particularly in his loss had what happened, he was the person was surrounded by youngsters, right? And what happens when was youngsters? It is because the province also knows that this, this way of life is being
given the responsibility, it must be passed down to posterity. So what happens is we are on our way out, but this needs to be handed over to the, to the next generation, which is the youth which is really the current generation. Right? So if we're going to exclude youngsters from from, you know, from our initiatives, they know what's going to happen, is it it's going to lead to the untimely demise of our living Islam. The reality of the other issue, so it's like essential, and we find that no, like
other minorities are being very minorities other
Creed's and are doing it very effectively, right. We should also be really focusing on that and ultimately our example is a professor of philosophy and he set the precedent for us in terms of our community work, we should definitely be focusing on the youngsters and then we will handle the promises and I'm use a very clear example in terms of who you surround by follow. Even Abbas was dialing in what do they call it if you ride a bike and the guys at the back of you
always forget Infineon is no No, no, no tandem nomen in tandem, tandem Noma. That's what they call it when you when you do parachuting operations. I assume that that is the same as like a funky word man, like, you know, like a really cool word that they use for riding in policemen or something like that. But anyway, so it'll only be human alacrity. No, no, but I can guarantee you that I'm pronouncing it incorrectly, but it's directionally correct summary there's nothing new about that.
It's only the so far the the you know, DNS is the Maryam Sambo when she says that someone Curatola Mashallah Mohamed, he's one of the main reasons as to why I'm passionate about helping the youth male like cities if it's I mean, we know about anime and so serves as a good source that people have met like these the good sorts, I mean, and when they have a good thought we should say amen to that. So
was central to the mission of the process. As I said at the center,
Dr. Bass was hiding behind the promises of them in billion that word basically. And then we find hoonah reads from him the most even somebody standing alone as a mere sammydress. Man, he sees a billion billion and Mohammed Ismail says, peloton peloton Subhanallah
different ways this Buddha's will always will and also we will go with him What does he
know I love the other brother is so brilliant and we go so FICO that there are two views. The one view is bullying and the other one view
Okay, have you let you go with peloton? I'll go with
I'll do that I'm only
so yeah, so heinola that was the purpose also and was surrounded by by by youth, youth and the antecedent American generates quite a few of the nation's innopolis Abdullah Ahmad
and one of the stock is examples. Sandy was that
and it brings to mind also why the promise or some would do certain things. If you look at it like some certain things
he did only because he was thinking forward in one direction that always like
occupies my mind and I find it like absolutely amazing that the promises home says that even you find even if you find yourself in the bank of the river, then use water sparingly now. So I think what could possibly be the reason I mean right there right now, what's happening these days, there's over enough water. So why should I use just what I require? Right. So obviously Thank you
You must know you must not waste a certain other. But the Hikmah. The wisdom for me would be that the purpose also that means not thinking about the now is keeping successive generations in mind also, in other words, use the water sparingly because the water is given to you as an Amana, not by those who came before you, but by those who will come after you die. So use it sparingly so that they can also get the chance to use all that.
So like that, if I'll use that example, as if there was a jump to the example I want to use, again, about the youth and the province Also, I'm focusing on the youth, why was the idea of the successive generations that this must be passed down to posterity. So you know, the example of I mean, I in terms of having that he did for a while, before the process on passed away. And we know, by that time, then, just about the entire Arabian peninsula, had come under the control of Islam, it now become the bedrock of Islam.
But the outskirts, and the immediate threat basically, would be from the Roman Empire, and the Roman Empire, I think they had these vessel like empires, like the Hassan is, you know, on the, on the, on the, on the border of the Arabian Peninsula, the province was prepared in army. And there were many senior components, but the profits or loss of them, the leader of the army, was a youngster, the prophet SAW some, you know, like an example of the water thinking about future generations, you wouldn't think you'd have the now now, arguably, they could be more stable
companions into the singularity, not in terms of expertise. But the Brussels forum was thinking in terms of the other future luquillo, we need to prepare future generation. So in fact, if you found me, this particular incident in Milan is referring to I've been speaking to quite a few people about it in the last couple of days on this exact incident, because for me, it's a job like that is 1400 years ago. So you'd expect that around the world, when they are Muslims, they will have youth among the leadership, but you actually don't find that much. In Islamic organizations, you will hardly find a person under the age of say 40 at the leadership of the organization. And I think that's
rather said, you know, across the board, I think it's rather sad because the prophets ism is obviously a guiding essence searing essence of that direction. And if that was to say, to place it in for posterity, when, you know, in ways that now and and I love the fact that model has invested so much into the youth specifically, continuing with my Inc 100 and a Youth Foundation. Continuing with the the study of the Quran, we had to like move I use in four years, and then you Oh, well Academy, which I think is very inspiring. And we haven't even touched on that yet. But that that narration, you know, of Osama bin Zayed leading that army, I believe some some hold, he was 21. And
others hold that he was like 1617
ways that men, if we say our youth our future in making the leaders of our now that and support them. You know, I think that is so critically important in Charlotte, Diana, Baraka lofi. Yeah, no, it was. And I think also looking all in all on,
maybe just to create, like a balance in that if you look at the example of even our bus, you know, he was very young.
And then he set out to study, and one of his friends said to, you know, you're sitting out to study, but we have all the elders and seniors is no real need in terms of you going out to study. So if I look at how even advice perspective, so the one is to create it in a billing environment. But the other one is to take the initiative as youth also, you know, we need to take that initiative, right, or I don't know if I can say we anymore, but you know, we need to take that initiative.
The beard is going to give you a way.
So inshallah we need to make a visitor lucky.
We can use it to very loosely say so the balance meant in terms of the eldest, creating that enabling environment, yes. And the use taking the initiative. When we look at the numbers.
He didn't sit back on his laurels, he took the initiative. And then what happened is when the time actually came, and then he became
what he's known for today as
the erudite scholar the exigent by accident into now and now for what I call a nice handle. I think it's one it's a wonderful question to have. And I've even seen that the reason I thought there was there was there was probably it I don't know how personal we can get here. But Marina at that time, you will also the father of ahmadu commented by the way says inspiration May Allah preserve my father and all the scholars of Escondido.
so I was thinking that you know, and I knew that as a new father because I witnessed
Mother's early days of motherhood. So I can I can safely say that the passion that Malala showed as a father and like you were reading up on stuff, and you were speaking to your sons in Arabic, and you know you were always a very you went active for that you treated for the CDC. I mean, male lawmakers as you think and then so handle ideally, I always tell people that if there's a father that I aspire to be like, from what I witness, obviously, my own father That goes without saying to my place in German, I mean Europe, but then there are other unique qualities that I found with with my lifestyle of fatherhood, but be that as it may, how much did that play a role in in wanting to
ensure that the facilities for youth you know, in terms of marinas own personal passion about it?
So Hanalei, nada,
children is a is a is a
clue of any vasavi ramen, the house and the control of Allah, Allah and an Allah guys and Xavi wishes Allah. So we pray that Allah subhanaw taala guide all of us. And we pray that Allah is wanting to make us a means of guidance. And
they say that, so Han Allah, we, we, we, we truly pray to Allah, Allah that He, he makes us a means of guiding others, and a means of, of throwing people closer to Allah as opposed to doing them away. And we know in terms of our personal experience, it may have been, and when other of our scholars were on this particular platform, and they broach this subject to dive into tears, because it may have been that they said something unintentionally, or even intentionally, or they may have done something intentional intentionally, which as opposed to doing a person closer to Allah, actually, you know, like, push the person away. So we pray that Allah wanted to make as a means of bring
people closer to Allah, Mohammed dynamic and that we can serve as a means of guidance of others. It's a prophetic. It's a dying that particularly got me.
I'm in to all of you to as I know what the answer
is, I didn't know what.
Okay, okay, so, so, how long have they have been in existence? And we do see it going? as well. So we spoken about, like, you know, like the HDX program? Yes, one problem with them. And I think it also relates to us, you know, since I think tonight's discussion is like, 100, legit mechanically moving around.
At the old Academy, which is often like supplementary school, we call it a supplementary school, because we truly believe it does that supplementary progress. Now, how do we, you know, maybe not metal because we have to meet a lot of underline, you know, something that we can maybe present within his quote would be, you know, at least part of the old Academy. What is a supplementary school, you know, your kids go to school, the hamdulillah they develop physically, they develop cognitively and so forth. But there's certain supplementary things which are indispensable now.
I don't know how that works really supplementary but indispensable, supplementary but indispensable in our lifestyle. So you know that maybe going to school is necessary. Absolutely. But you need to supplement that with certain things and that's basically why the AWOL Academy exists. So what do you need to supplement that cognitive development with physical development two very important things. And that is basically your in mind and a HELOC. Now and if we take that from Quran for example, if we in the month of Quran, we look at, you know, you were talking about an example in terms of fatherhood.
I'm not an example at all, but Allah has given us examples in the Quran. Allah talks about locomotor hugging, and we and the southernmost tip of Africa. Look man was also from Africa.
He was from the Edo which we currently know as Sudan, right, and he had a son and he will choose certain advices with a son. Now look, man is again, the wise, so he shouldn't very, very pertinent, very wise.
advices principles with the son, so he teaches his son to things, and the old Academy exists basically to excuse me facilitate for those two things, what are they?
Yeah, boondoggle. atrophic builder. They don't associate partners and what does it talk about? It talks about that the important is identity development of the of the of the use of the child. In other words, the child needs to develop a man very important
that will ensure that the the child's success in this role is was in the after. And the second aspect is that Look, man
I can talk to his son. The Quran has its own unique way of presenting things. So there is also an incentive every day yes that's unique because I was called to say that that is actually the advice which look man is giving to his son, but he's the father. Right? So you know it's almost like not becoming for him to tell his son Luca, you must be good to your father, because he's in the equation it must be good to me.
Maybe it's not like on the highest levels of civility that I don't like suaveness you know income. So, what happens is Allah changes the mode of speech Wow, the analysis will assign an incentive while it
ultimately the example is coming from Luqman is saying look, you almost can do two things that
your Eman must be in tech and number two, also in an incentive quality center be good to parents that actually resembles good character. And you know, we were when we were designing some of the syllabus we were looking at you know, the character part of the book right, so what is the first character trait that you teach the child so we were brainstorming and said and we were like, ref source referencing and all of those things. And so we initially we came down to the fact that Luke here Charlie doesn't greet is considered not to have good character a child needs to learn how to greet properly first, but then when we looked at Look man, look man gave two advices is in Luke here
a man development and character development and the example he used of character development was first two pages. So the first one we put in was Rob willfully What I mean by that particular principle in terms of characters so amazing, because, um, what does it teach us actually, that principle, it teaches the child, the child, we come into this world, we are not independent beings, we are interdependent part of a good character makeup is for us to realize that we are interdependent, right. And when a child realizes that in terms of interdependence is dependent on his parents as be able to Good, good experience, that character trait will see him fit in very well
in any given structure. Because he realizes it's not on my own man, it's I'm part of a bigger hole,
we doesn't mean the whole Academy in terms of like, tying it into the youth idea, the idea is that when kids go to school, everything they need something more something of great importance. And that is that the the man must be in tech and the HELOC must be in tech and in a in a consumer login and contemporary with a nice way in the middle. So, we try to create this loving environmental hamdulillah to a large degree, I think Alhamdulillah that we have achieved and that is that in that environment, they can be in a safe space. And they get and they can develop the demand. And the and the I was the I was there yesterday and without I mean monitor is not telling me to say this we do
discuss this all the time, but I can say that what you're what you're describing, is what I found and humbling and felt like these kids were happy to be there. They were enjoying themselves they learn and they were learning while you learn like willingly and they were willing to be part of after madrasa programs they just look like they were with it and they knew they staff Mashallah and hungry
and hamdullah from a hunger so this you know this character this Zakaria Annika guy always whenever teaches men oh yeah no this is another this is us talking about the youth so this is one of the guys seems like a character on
mile of a deterministic career I mean and keep them with us for a long time in Malaga the guide is hot in his mind. I mean, I'm not local just to benefit by him and
I can make use of
these young brothers in
my age and age is almost the same. Is it? Yeah
I'm 53 Oh, I shall recover. Okay, man, I wouldn't mind a cup of coffee as a career. So as soon as he then meters outside magazine shall
article of equal five. Okay, so, so let's nail you foundation. What what's your what's your vision for the future? We do you see this going?
Look, I think an important part for us would be that you know, the way the the posterity and the longevity of the organization's I think is very important. And part of our vision is not for the organization to be no tied into a person. personalities I think are very important.
You were mentioning one as a career normative and so forth. So, personalities are very important, you know, and they are integral to the process, but the process is also important. So what we striving to do also in going forward is
in order to make the organization
Isn't sustainable and shallow from all aspects my brother once explained to me, he said that, you know, like a materasso, for example, is like three cogs, your electric cogs. So
now, ideally it must be 100% open all of the not all of those are not to call it manual steps, like using like a pipe rash, we have this, these,
I can picture it in my mind, but I'm struggling to like explain it, you have like a pipe or a knee, right? And then attached to the pipe, you have three taps, okay, and the tap has like a handle, right, so now let's say that all the handles are open valves, the valves also handle the ego, so the valves will open, and now it's open 100% optimum flow through. So likewise materasso to operate, like, you know, optimally, what you basically need is you need all of the valves open. So, he was talking about tomatoes. So, one thing is basically the finding one thing is the syllabus, and one thing is the, the teachers of example. So if you want the, under the person optimum output, all the
vowels need to be opened up. So, in a sense, what we what we what we attempting to do in Hungary are we covering ground in that particular way, is like, you know, sitting up tomorrow, so professionally now in a way that it can be run by the individuals, but like, sort of like, like process of an improper process into place. So what can happen is it can become a legacy project and can be passed on to posterity. So that, you know, tomorrow if I'm not here, you're not to whatever the case may be. And in Charlotte, you know, it can it can go on, I mean, that really, you know, we require like I I just a sincere knee, I think initially, and then following up on that, is basically just putting
the proper processes into place, if you ask about the future of the, like, it's the vehicle that we need to show that properly, so that somebody else can also jump in the driver's seat and inshallah like this vehicle, we hope to always wanted to serve as a means of us, you know, bringing doing some good work that he can, you know, continue to serve as that vehicle of positive change going forward. I mean, so it's a bit daunting and challenging but it's also it's so exciting at the same time
and I don't know if this is a suitable thing to mention but also like
we are hoping to establish good relationships with alumni you know, like yourselves and so forth, to see what the how this vehicle operates and so forth. And then you know, and I'm excited to be on board you know,
take it forward inshallah within
Allah plus Kayden Baraka I'm in Yoruba and accepted from us through the Baraka Ramadan, you know, and the Baraka the Quran, Allah tala assist, I don't know if parents out there thinking wow, these are programs that I would really love for my son, my daughter, etc, who should they speak to how can they reach you can you give us some details inshallah.
We have, like, the you can reach me inshallah, but what happens is like, who is talking about the pros and so forth as an admin person, meaning that all Academy, our academy somewhat localized, because it's in the book that will magically lead hand. So just for logistic purposes, most of the, you know, I have no, we have like
64 kids coming every often Monday to Thursday, so but they're primarily from the book of Arabic. So the logistics, that deed is more like sort of, like Central and so is the program we have,
I would like to see the numbers go with it, to be honest with you.
The small numbers, okay, but I think was more, I think, was more numbers, but more of love and you know, somehow the other just like, you know, get on to some sort of like a buzz and move forward. I think they call it here. So something we just like that, I think a little bit so we can get the word out that enables you to as inshallah, so the how haev program is a wonderful stuff. And so for that we have the hamdulillah pray for them pray for us playful organization, we have an admin person, you can contact me I can put you in touch with me.
Good, good people, perhaps just access the details from the website. Yes, this is I think also Yeah, yeah, the website, you can go in there, and inshallah, click all the right buttons and it will take you there.
I've been on a before and actually quite, quite helpful in terms of just getting the basic contact details in contact you how you go, you get asked me and you can do the answer. And we haven't finished.
Like, it's like, it's like watching somebody explain what an email is. Somebody we never knew it.
Okay, so that's if people want to get involved in the madrasa. I know, like organizations such as this, normally the fees involved, but I think I'm gonna, I'm gonna jump in and answer the question that I'm going to ask as well. I can say that I know for a fact that even when they offer
The madrasa is never able to charge for the actual needs of the madrasa. So the fees hardly ever cover the actual needs, the expenses of the salaries and all of those things. And a lot of parents don't know this, they think like, you know, after I paid my fees, then everything should be fine. You know.
So, so often these modalities, they require the assistance of the community, they require the public's assistance. And I believe that if you hear about something that could potentially be a very positive investment for the oma enough for the oma, that you should jump to the opportunity, you know, because it's an opportunity that Allah is giving you. So so how can people get involved in that way? And
what, you know, what would you recommend for people to do in that, in that sense, inshallah,
as well, hello, look, I mean, even Abbess would say that, you come in the mean to the promises, and that they are so much good works happening, and I can't partake in all of them. So the promise of some gave him a solution, he said, you know, pray for them. And in doing so, you will shine the reward. So it's on the one aspect, at the very least, shall we should, we should be praying all of the time, for all of our institutions all of the time, even for our teachers knows, like, I was encouraging. I will write about this and, you know, your teachers are they, they they they fallible, they make mistakes, but what will also keep them you know, like, you know, operating on the sidebars
would be when a student makes to offer the teacher.
So, and they say that the teacher has a right upon the student that the student must make dua for the teacher, and some older mother who would basically be very forthright in terms of the preambles to the book can say that you must pray for me. Is this your indirect way of telling me that I must make the effort No, no, you have to and everybody else who's listening as well, please keep us in your doors. So even our best presented the one that is like you know, make dua and then
we can help in in different ways hamdulillah one or two, many other brothers who have commented in, in, in engaging in the platform, they assist in, in the state, one day I was with.
So inshallah, some of us can teach but other of us can, you know, assist in terms of fundraising, others can assist in terms of processes, in terms of strategies in terms of the certain other, so inshallah this notice,
if we come together, we didn't just want to read in this nothing that we can achieve now. So the do on the one side, and whatever possible support, monetary or otherwise, that we can give, those are used to make institutions that I would say is always welcome. And yeah, be the last one particle of ECAM. And I know that we've spoken about this, the plans are in in order and we working our way towards our own little budget campaign for foundation in charlotte, Iowa, we will be having an event on the 17th of Ramadan. The Bible campaign is the new foundations, you know, myth method and chosen methodology for the Ramadan in terms of raising funds and trying to assist each other each other and
themselves because it's primarily a fundraising among the family members, friends and supporters of the foundation. And it's about monthly, small monthly donations or pledges towards the foundation inshallah to Allah. And this will be opening up on the 17th of Ramadan Villa, I mean, it is technically open, if people want to get involved, they can already contact and contribute inshallah barnacle have a call now, and then inshallah the nice part about it, and I really like this is like, if I become a monthly donor, and i and i donate like 50, then then they will write my name on the, on the, by the list. And that's going to go in the copies of the Qurans of the whole file. And the
scene is that the oil Academy, and then you incorporated such that the teachers and students will make their own every week for the people on that list.
So that you can like you can like literally pay 50 then and this is what you get in return from from Allah Of course. That's the reward. But I think it's a nice thing, a nice way to approach the budget campaign daily for the for the madrasa. And
that's your idea. I didn't know anything about it. When I had mentioned to me that it's a very good idea. And now that you mentioned it for the second I still think I think it's sounds very, very nice. My mind doesn't work in that particular way. Sounds really nice. And you know, schwannoma says his mind doesn't work in that particular way means that you know, his mind works up here.
But I do think it's a very beautiful thing, the idea that you came up with mana, I do think it's a beautiful thing because of the virtue of it. Yeah.
and so forth. Yes, for sounds for
1000 angels say I mean,
absolutely. In some way or the other, it's like an investment. Yeah, you know, well, I, I can't really claim credit for the idea. What happened was after we spoke about it, Marla mentioned the budget idea to me, and another organization is also having something similar. So I was just thinking about budget. And I keep thinking about it now, having some experience in the hedge,
you know, the movements of hedge basically leading people and so on. And having been at budget a few times, the first thing that I pictured in my mind was the block that stands outside by that, because that's where you go, you basically go to the graves there, you go to the site, but didn't happen. And that's one of the first things you see from the basketball ad. And I didn't know that that block exists. So when I went in the first time, yeah, come face to face with this block, and the names of the Sahaba, who were martyred on that day. And by that,
I mean, if you can only imagine that honor, the names on the understanding, I'm thinking, wow, and I felt like I'm standing before these people. So I thought like your, if only my name could be happening. I mean, imagine if our name could be included. And I was thinking about this. And then as I got older, we can make our own list, you know, and it might not be a by the list, but still the eyes of all those kids making making the and these are innocent souls, you know, in the reading Quran the whole day? No, that's what they occupied with. And they make the few I think, I would, even if even if I I don't have sort of big earnings, I would want to be part of that and donative in
academia, animals just to put my name on the list.
enable us to spend know that we always wanted is provided for us, I mean, and whatever we spend my last wanted or make it such that it weighs heavily on our skills and judgment.
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imbibe, imbibe it with what you call Sammy
live inshallah, just the one question from our viewers, wellness sisters, Zubaydah. Bernadine wants to know, Monique and this model we utilize that other institutions.
And she's talking about the the, the approach, the methodology, the syllabus and so forth that Marla was talking about earlier. Yes, no, that is also part of our idea, and shall particularly at our academy in touch deed into the Hebrew and so forth.
The different methodologies in terms of teaching Quran and so just in terms of teaching a mind o'clock,
we believe that what we have is a fairly good model, right? And something that needs to be shared. Yeah, some days can be shared and replicated. Other times it can be shared, and you can build upon it and so, so from that particular aspect? Absolutely. I want to I have to jump in here. I think you're being a bit modest about it. What about this aspect? Because I think it extends beyond that. Or maybe I don't know, maybe I'm just a fresh pair of eyes, right. But the way I see it, I walk in the end, the first thing I notice is, I know many of the teachers, I know them personally, and they're all qualified all ama at the afternoon madrasa. This for me was odd, because we've got a
how can I put this, the qualified people go for the high end jobs. And then you unfortunately end up with many unqualified people taking the technically most important jobs, which is the teaching of our kids. Man, I understand. Yes, sir. So I walk in and I see qualified all Mr. setting and teaching with some of them, you know, having prominent positions in communities and so on. thinking, wow, that's fantastic. And then on top of that, it says So number one, the game concerned to put qualified all your money that was unique. And the number two, it is the research that's actually going on, like, I was telling me that you guys are compiling your own aqeedah book, from scratch,
like based on principles that you personally have developed along with others over the years and so on. And that research is being done. So for for that type of investment to happen in society is normal. But for that type of investment to happen to the children for the often madrasa that's not normal. And that I think, is unique. So that's that I think, is important for the community to know because the question was about, can this model be utilized at the institutions? Yes, but for our I want to say is, it's not a syllabus, you know, and it's not also just a name. And it's not a suggested methodology. It's the whole package. What I see is that somebody needs to be as passionate
about the youth and give them the best, you know, not like the the leftovers everything to give them the best of the best in terms of syllabus in terms of teachers in terms of programming, everything. So so that I think is very important, and I think it's great that the
Well as the, you know, the humbler that is but the father integration myself Allah subhanaw taala met at the same time also like particularly through the challenging times we find ourselves in it's also like an employment opportunity. Yes For sure qualified college which is very dear and close to our hearts. Mashallah, in that particular day, God, then humbler last one today is grace and we are fortunate to have many of our qualified scholars teaching in often matassa hamdulillah mellows want to let you watch him abandon time introduce them, and grant them in sincerity. Amina ROM Giacomo, okay, so people are starting to ask and I'm very glad that they did substitution F and the road asks
Salama, how can I donate my 50 insha Allah you can reach out to Marina Mohammed or myself in fact, and you can email us and as well as said that the details can be found on the Nao website was the address of the website when I get back, put it up on the screen, especially ww
www surina www.ny if that's your resident, okay, sorry. And that is to say that I'm going to put that up on the screen so that people can access that inshallah Allah and the details will be on the as far as who you can contact and even banking details and so on. So, to kick us off on that list. I think that list is pretty awesome you can have your name is one of the 330 just by making a monthly contribution as with a debit order for the near you Foundation, and think of it as an investment in our youth and investment in our future. Be malaita Allah Marina, are there any other remarks? Or advices that advice sorry that I said this word once and somebody came to me and they politely told
me just there's no such thing as advices Okay, it's advice. Okay, much longer cycles. Yeah, and I see that quite often. Oh, no, these advices these advices such as good I mean, it's a very good Absolutely. Anyway, is there any other advice that you'd like to share with us as we conclude in this program about whatever we spoke about this evening or anything that sits in your heart that you'd like to shape it in the night that I left for the
month of Ramadan now I believe this evening is the 15th night now and it's not open at night. Tomorrow Tomorrow night you must first pass for 15 days completely and when you can have it would be a bit to have Google before that
and so goes the guest so
so yeah, we in the 15th night and you know selling Ramadan and now we're selling nearly Ramadan I mean we pray that the last one to keep us with Ramadan and keep Ramadan with us I mean let's be able to benefit optimally be not wanted and my request is that you please make dua for for myself, I do offer organismic to offer Muslims in general all our mothers and our fathers and our near and dear ones. The last one did a blessing in this month of Ramadan me whatever difficulty and they may be going through Stella Swan today, alleviate in our last one to remove the difficulty. I mean, I mean, I was wanted to take us by our hands and lead us into guidance. I mean, that's one thing. I mean, so
that is our ability quiz. What do you make do Angela
and you want to offer us inshallah shall for me, and I just want to also add this is my last time on top now? Because I don't know it depends on what you say next.
No, I was told that, you know, this, what's the name
of this particular program all too familiar with it spoken to me quite a few times about you know, the importance of podcasts and you know, the so I'm very thrilled to be at this time of the night and feeling like a VIP very important person with all these gadgets around you and so forth. But I just wanted to say you know, that
my son Now listen to this podcast now you say what is this guy's getting on? You might just know that there's a good podcast and listen to the ones that happened before and other ones gonna happen after and if you need to use this in your library just erase this one year. I don't want to know until Monday now we can do is to do now what happened is I don't know how this thing works is the writings or the views, whatever the case may be. So inshallah please support, you know, my nine, his endeavors and so forth. Aaron and my others want to accept all of the efforts as
much as I can and much appreciated. Yes, we could definitely use your assistance you know, help you at this net Academy and you can be part of it. And also don't forget about the near Youth Foundation, as well as in first and foremost we decreasing the eyes and secondly, be in support to the madrasa in any way that you can. And thirdly, be a part of the budget campaign get your name on the list inshallah and become a monthly donor towards the the institution. It's Yeah, I didn't know that but inshallah tomorrow we will be the football vitae
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And now we can do this again soon insha Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Cinta Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed Casa de la ilaha illa Anthony Stubblefield governor Toby like I said Omar alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh