Ramadan Tafakkur 9
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What what ages are we discussing this evening tonight is the 22nd Ramadan, which means restrict speaking 20 to 2120
tonight is not doing the second
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I'm very very grateful for this panda brothers also to remind us about the importance of timekeeping, although we still struggling with it, but the idea that we're getting that constant reminder and care for inaccurate and Valmont meaning so hopefully the reminders turns us into true believers. And when we want to become better believers then we will try to take the reminders and be more on time inshallah.
So yes Bismillah to
the 20th Jews thoughts are for the end of surah number 20 is Jews
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we have to cosas very beautiful sort of the the stories.
But speaking of a number of stories, Nabil Masada salat wa salam, quite a bit of it. And in the story of qarun very, very beautiful lesson in that particular story.
After that, we have sort of Lanka booth, and other of the animals, the story named by the the name of an animal onca booth being a spider. And in that Subhanallah a very beautiful, important lesson as well, in terms of reliance and trust in Allah subhanaw taala and him alone of the anger booth we have surah two room.
We Allah Subhana Allah gives this
prophecy in terms of
liberty room, that Rome will be a place that will become conquered, of course under the control and it will become under the control of the Muslims in that the Muslim lands will expand and you know, the dominion of Islam will sort of grow as time passes off the surah room we will look man.
Look, man, Allah salatu wa salam Was he a wise man or was a prophet? There's some discussion regarding that, but he gives you some some extremely pertinent advices
In terms of life and how to live his life and you know, etiquettes by which he should abide, and the last verse of surah, two room very, very powerful in terms of Allah Subhana Allah knowledge. And Allah mentions specific things,
five, five or six specific things that we as humans, sort of forget that it is only in the knowledge of Allah and we say and we will try to do and would act according to those things as they are as they would be in our knowledge but in actual facts law so behind Allah alone, as the knowledge of those particular things. The after we
I know he's just off the suit at the end of the row, but it was actually the in the funeral. Oh, look, man. Yes, you're writing of the suit or Look, man, we have surah two sajida
Alif Lam, Meem, sajida, Nabil Mohamad Allah wa sallam used to love to resort this on a Friday in the first car of the of the Federal Santa Ana Friday.
And of the Surah sajida, we have so little abzorb the Confederates referring to a certain battle,
the Battle of the the trench, or the anonymous as the Battle of the observed with all these groups, banded together against the Muslims. And the only way that the Muslims could defend themselves was by digging a trench, a huge trench that covered a great part of the border of Medina. And Allah subhanaw taala through his infinite mercy sinned, natural phenomenon to drive the the enemy away. And it was natural phenomenon that of course, affected the Muslims as well. But along with fiscal baited, and you know, they, they they weathered that particular storm, and through that, Allah subhanaw taala made it such that the, the Confederates, these groups, they couldn't be the the
natural phenomenon that Allah sent, and they didn't turn around and they just lived the battlefield. So yes, those are the SWAT that we find in the night the 20th 21st and 22nd Jews Alhamdulillah
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I'm not sure which which surah does the does the edges I start with
Which surah does this mean to the 20th? So is the end of Soraka? Normal?
No, yes. So normal. And then I then cos now the nangka boot. Okay. I also want to just see iterate the journey like surah normal is of course, this is a story on a visceral, a man in the and some very beautiful, interesting, you know, Tales from the animal kingdom and how they speak and things like that. It's, it's quite interesting. And sort of costs us was actually the subject of my last year's boasts that our weekly lecture series because it's the one place in the Quran where you get the most of Nabil masahisa Islam story consecutively. And there's so many lessons that one could take from that. From that story. It's the most oft repeated story of a nabee in the Quran. So that's
the one thing but then after Casals comes on Kabuto Anca booth Yeah, with a spider. Interesting thing about Anka booth. And so our room is that every single other case in the Quran with his horror Nakata at you know, in a surah begins with the
letters like Alif Lam Meem cafe I inside all these letters, then, as a as a rule, right empirically, like you will always find that the next verse speaks about something related to rissalah or revelation, something related to Revelation, whether it be by the column, by the book, something to do with the process of Revelation, but these two instances is the only the only instance which does not speak about anything about revelation.
And Allah knows best why we don't really understand the whole of mocha that's just an observation as far as the heart of mocha Tata concerned.
Now, I don't know if the other brothers want to comment in any of those before we carry on from the actually actually want to get to Surah Taha because of last night when the brother was reciting it in the Sala interrai. And it really, it really brought me to a very good place a hamdulillah because that's who
that's who rah.
It like, defines and explains and puts into perspective, the relationship between Allah and Muhammad Hassan, and then the relationship between the Prophet Muhammad's awesome and ourselves. So they are ajeeb I'd like to get to know Prophet Muhammad Sasson through that surah is something special, the common thread, the common theme in that surah is the
Eva rasulillah he saw some like harming the Prophet Elisa to Islam and the strong words that Allah Allah uses in terms of harming him in any way. So that was, that's something that I'm currently just looking into and reading about. And I don't think there's anything before that that you guys want to come on. He hasn't mentioned in Serato sort of Lanka would like to see them. That is one of the to be the first instance we already heard of Nakata, Allah subhanaw taala doesn't speak about
revelation or something relating to Revelation. So obviously then, if it's something that goes against what usually happens, then it's something that draws our attention. And look what Allah subhanaw taala draws our attention to in this particular verse. Has he been NASA utako yaku manda homelife Allah subhanaw taala says you know that does man gain think that you know there will be lift just to say we believe and they not going to be tested so in only read the testimony person necessary minded
that says that all sins have been earned it you're gonna say you're in I'm gonna see you believe in Allah subhanaw taala. But
then it's going to be it's going to be tested, it's going to be put to the test. And when we get tested, just to remain focused, that that's by virtue of the fact that we said we believe that Allah subhanaw taala is testing us and that these this optimal low so behind Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us to see these as this and boss these this test comes away.
Under Masha Allah subhanho wa Taala
and then the one other verse that I would like to mention short long winded Zakaria
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the other was one other words that I want to mention in sort of an anchor Booth was actually actually my last lesson when I completed my PhD. So I was reciting, and I completed at Christie's.
We also biodiversity matter in Medina, todo mundo de la jolla, kabocha Lanka booth
at dinner the example of the one who takes other than Allah subhanaw taala as a protector, as as protecting friend.
commissary Lanka booth is like the example of a spider spider when a spider you know makes basically a web analysis in that Oh, hello, do you like the weakest of webs as the weakest of houses or homes labayda Lanka is that of the of the spider locali Alamo fairly new. And this just brings to mind you know, we place our trust in anything other than Allah. And if you look at, generally Allah uses the example of a house. So you know, you'd use your house for shelter for protection policies that you know if you take a shelter, protection, health, safety from anything other than Allah subhanaw taala like that over spider Weaver is like the weakest of all forms that you can find this. And
I just always, you know, reminds me, so I could just comment on this first, that it's an interesting analogy because the nature of a spider web other than like, you can just walk through it in that sentence week is also that it's sticky, you can get entangled in it, you can get caught up in it.
Yeah, completely exposed, fully exposed, and it's fully exposed. They're fully exposed. So, you know, like, once you fly into spiders, you insignia flying to spider's web.
And, you know, it's like it's just brings this the soul, like, look here, is it even logical to try and find safety and security in anything other than Allah subhanaw taala reliance on anything other than Allah subhanaw taala this this first one is almost like like, yes, not even logical. Like you can only find it to Allah subhana wa at the island. And
yeah, I just thought I want to I wanted to mention that. The interesting thing though, about this verse was a Korea
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what the spider did, you did a year but the the scientific thing about it the other spider
effect was known as a carrier specific spray in in kills.
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exactly, but basically, yes, it is. So what anchor booth right, then also had is that so that is a feminine, feminine form of the word, it also exists with the word anchor booth. So grammatically,
it almost seems on the surface level there is a grammatical inconsistency. However, also speaking about the females by the Yes, but that's exactly the thing. So I always use the example of a spider, but then overseas.
Right? So grammatically, it seems inconsistent because
the word uncoupled wouldn't necessarily be followed by the word he Da Da Da Vinci followed by a comma but it is a feminine form of the word form of the word and now if you go to National Geographic you'll find that the female spider is the one that actually spends the week
actually, so Allah subhanaw taala you know there's so many subtle things we're using you picked up something here is a grammatical inconsistency that Allah subhanaw taala showing us past knowledge and look at the snapping recreated all of this and we find out now in the download process I'm obviously you know, the
internet This is the as prevalent but now we like to talk about these facts and this and that and you find Corrado show you these footage is left right and center. Anyway, so put that comment in those verses.
Now, for the second year Zechariah
Like there's a lot of stuff actually about this thing. You know, like I think male spiders actually die off to the meters well
the female spider eats the male something I get off to the No, I don't think that's a spider. That's the praying mantis. Yeah, I don't think that applies to spider kubelet I can use my phone now it's literally being used right
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females eat you coming through to soft Tex. You're gonna have to put that my clothes now. Yeah, obviously I think now.
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you know coming, Zakaria coming? A few verses after that.
Like me, Nikita. I was some versus a standard to me in this world. Actually, some questions would have cost us the story of hammer.
No, actually the story of Paul rune. For me that's like a very beautiful and profound story. Well, also behind what Allah speaks about this guy.
Allah subhanaw taala speaks about this guy by the name of cohoon Allah subhanaw taala is in Nepal, una can me call me Musa Baba Ali. tabula some of the people of musar Islam but he transgressed against him. Well, I attained amin, el cual uzima in Namah Fatiha who later nobles, Betty Oh, you're cool. And we gave him such treasures, the keys of which would pose a challenge for a large group of men of strings to pick up. So this is like seriously unimaginable wealth for us. What a nominal uzima in fit how we let her know we'll also let you know if Carla who camula tephra in the La hibel fellahin when his people told him listen, you don't exalt Don't be proud and arrogant. Allah doesn't
love those who are arrogant
will tell a female attacker low down effort
they know like then the people give him some advice. And Elaine shines his advice in the Quran. And for me, it should be worldview shaping in relation to our relationship with wealth.
Allah addresses what we tell if he might attack a load to me What better if he might attack a load down after us what allows you behind what Allah has given you
to seek out the abode of the next life? Many use your wealth that Allah gave you to earn Jen
while Atan saucy Becca, Mia dunya and don't forget your portion of the dunya
What is this mean? You know spend on yourself in this life, use your money for yourself, enjoy some of it. But look at the you know the wording as if Allah subhanaw taala saying, you know, you should be so engaged in using your wealth to attain the accuracy that it's almost as if you could forget about
you know, forget about enjoying your wealth as well. Well, attention OC Beckman Jr. well as in camera I said hello, and good, do good to others as Allah has done good to you.
What a terrible if I set
myself alone in the La La hibou serien and do not spread
corruption in the land. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not love those who cause corruption
It was quite a novelty to
call in mot to Allah. When he responds and he says
Allah Subhana Allah gave it to me,
who I've only been given what I have what I have, because of my own knowledge.
I've only given it because of my own knowledge. I will admit Adam and Allah
give you the best of luck. I mean, probably Haman and Quran, does he not?
copy him, does not know that Allah subhana wa Taala, destroyed many generations before him, man who were ushered dohmen, who
were much stronger than him and had a lot more than him.
For me, just the listening name in this idea that he had wealth, or they gave him those four advices which for me is worldview shaping in relation to how we should conceive of wealth, right? That's not something bad as long as you interact with it in relation to these five advices that were given for one in the first verse and four in the in the second verse. But what we should ensure that we don't have is his attitude, thinking that we only got the wealth that we have because of not because of our own knowledge because of ourselves. And, you know, for me, it's
are so profound that he mentions that I've only been given it because of my own knowledge. And one of the one of the pitfalls, I think, in the worldview of our society, is that people study, they attain knowledge to earn money.
I mean, I remember, I remember being told that when I was when I was like, in one of my first lectures at university, you know, if your education is on this level, this is your general, your salary, your average salary, if you you know that, if you go one higher, you get a diploma, then you have a slightly higher average salary. If you get a bachelor's degree, it's slightly higher honors slightly higher masters slightly higher at the PhD, for some reason, in some fields drops.
people are pursuing further education, purely with intentional motivation, that it puts them into a higher earning bracket.
Rather than that, they can use that knowledge better to attain the abode of the alpha, or that they can use that knowledge better to, in addition to attend after enjoy some of the dounia better, make life easier for others, to good to others is Allah done good to them, and to ensure that they are preventing or refraining from causing corruption. It's actually a super sick reality.
That society operates on what you just described.
It's, it's sick, because starting from the very beginning, you must go to school and your parents all thing is no, my child must be educated so that they can get a good job so that they can get lots of money and buy a car and house. So every year of your schooling great, great one, right through dometic is all about getting a good matric pass, so that you can eat into good university, so that you can study something significant, so that you can get a degree or whatever degree you're going to go to, so that you can get a really good job. So that you can get a nice house and a nice car so that you can get kids and put them through the same cycle. In the meantime, you die shortly after
the house is paid off. And then everything starts from over.
That's sick. That's like, if life is all over that, then I don't want to live there, what's the point in the babies is better off, you know, out of that cycle? Because for them, what what worrying and stressing concern is, is that person gonna have, you know, from this perspective, obviously,
and this is the beautiful thing about Islam is that it it liberates you by making us live.
Islam makes you a slave of Allah, so that you can be free of being a slave from everything else.
And, and it will lie, it really does that. Because if you understand the Islamic concept of risk, and our cool and you know, and called law and culture and all of those things, then you can't get caught up in that, if you really understand it at a deeper level than just definitions, right? I think it's,
it's sick that that we, we buy into this thing. Look, I'm not saying don't get an education and don't buy a nice house in a nice car. But there's a big difference between the person who gets those things as tools for greater objectives. And the person who gets those things simply to fill the pockets is a massive difference. Like, I'm sure you know, of doctors and stuff, let us use doctors, you get doctors, they just gonna see you, they're just gonna give you a standard prescription, they're nothing beyond what the call of duty is. And then you get the other doctor that goes the extra mile, they don't care about the money, you can see they don't care about the money, because
sometimes they look at you, and you can feel feel it, okay. And they they go above and beyond because they care about you. Because they became a doctor because they genuinely wanted to help humanity. You know, obviously, if it's a Muslim, hopefully for the sake of Allah, and if it's a non Muslim, even then, you know, just because they want to do something for humanity. It's a noble service. That's just one of the many, many examples. And that's essentially the difference. And then I'm going to bring the thing also, because we as Muslims, we do the same thing. And over the last two years, I came to find out that in our community, we've got some of the leading experts in every
field where Muslims, like, especially with it with it with a pandemic that happened, I came to find out all the Muslims were like, at the top of the game, you know, I mean, that's like Subhanallah This is interesting. So then we are our, you know, like today, we can open up books that speaks about the accomplishments in science and various other fields of this piece of the scholars of the past of Islam. So then, how come you don't see that today, when we literally have, again, people in the forefront, right, who are making these major achievements. And Allah knows based on an individual basis, but I think in general, it's because even as Muslims, when we become, you know,
super achievers and we really take fields in, we do it for ourselves.
We doing it
Our own sales for our own glory for our own reputation for our own carrier for our own salary, etc. Bailey Do you find that person who's thinking look, yeah, this can make a huge difference to society. I want to leave a legacy behind I want to help the oma I want to help the Muslims, or even brand himself Sachi if I can call call it that and say, Look, I'm a Muslim, and the Quran and Sunnah lead me to to knowledge, and this knowledge lead me to this discovery and this discovery is going to help the world I can't take credit for it. I give all the credit online is Russell's awesome. He didn't get that. So now, you know, because it's purely for themselves. Even we fall into that trap.
So I think it's a one of the sickest thing of the capitalistic societies that we live in today, in a materialistic society is either a donek treadmill, we always just vying for more, getting more getting more, you just standing in the same spot, but you think you're getting more getting more and then you die. Finish that life.
I think that's super basic reality of life alone.
And the new dietary that just just broke the First Amendment Alola the whole document in Surah runecloth. Allah is the one that created you from weakness, from majority embody dauphinois and then after weakness Allah placed within your strength. So much I live in Vancouver in dauphinois, Shiva. And then after that strings Allah placed within your weakness and gray yakusoku Ma sha, Allah creates as he wishes. Well, I Neiman Kadir, and he is all knowledgeable, all powerful, you know, the idea that I'm at the top of the game, and I'm, I'm so significant and my buddies, or whatever I have achieved that spot, the fleeting moment in one's life. But I mean, just came from nothing. Yes. And
Allah is the one that brought us to a point of being able to achievement. And then Allah will take us away from that point of achievement, back to weakness, we will in can't do anything for ourselves. But it's, we know all of this stuff. Even every Muslim knows the old life teeth chiama accurate basics. But we do the same thing. Like when when, when a parent honestly puts the child in school, what are the thoughts or the thoughts agregar I would really like my child to be an asset for society for humanity, make a difference in the world and earn some money so that they can, you know, do this and do that. Most beaters I think would still be thinking like that same cycle. Oh, I
must look out to my child's future. That's the word. But the only future we look out for is the first 50 years of the existence for 60 years of existence. We don't look out for the eternal future in the afternoon.
You know what I mean? So as long as they can get this house, I don't know everybody's life revolves around a house. That's why they call it a bond. Because you are bondsman of that you are a slave. No bonded, you are bonded. And imagine your whole life goes with brick and cement. I don't know it doesn't make sense to me this part of the solution over the actually one of the verses I did you know getting Surah naml in Namah mirto I was only commanded Isola Los Alamos commanded an out of body builder under the hood Rama was commanded to worship the Lord of this town, the city maka, which he had made sacred, while evolution and To Him belongs everything.
What's this belief in man, so to have a man in your heart, believing in Allah subhanaw taala internally, we'll move to an akuna minal muslimeen. And then I was instructed to be of those who submit physical external submission, what an actual Quran, and that I should recite the Quran. So if there's anything that we need to do to help circumvent all of these things, it is first and foremost study of the Quran, through a journey of recitation, through a journey of understanding and inshallah that will be the, like the anchorman that will be able to pull us or to be able to sink us into that particular mindset.
That will draw us away from making the house the goal even in the masjid, you must eat the mic.
And from making the dunya the goal itself man, the recitation of Quran, whatever is going on now ever we are however deep we are in the dunya slowly read Quran now ever overpass, you might think you are still read the Quran. However, you know, you think there's no more hopeful you still read the Quran? Because that angle will indeed ground you in your belief, and it will bring you back towards acting as a Muslim. I mean,
we're talking about taking a house now and mentioning about anchoring, you know, after Allah mentioned James sort of Lanka booth, like the one who takes a house and is the parable of a spider and so on, unless he's at the end of Luma or here la kameena lucky to be working on a read Luma or here in a community that recite what is the review of the book for Akina salah and before Salah. So I think in all of this craziness not select attend any faster I will move on
So Allah is going to be the thing that, you know, prevents against this in decencies. And, and the wrong political lie.
And the the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the greatest thing. So in a time we, you know, the other night somebody asked the questions, what's the solutions? I thought to myself, you know, often we can't really, we can't really you know, in certain platforms or certain discussions, throw out solutions. Yes. Like I said, we can have a strategic approach we can sit down we can work on a couple of solutions. You can put it out there, whatever. But by default, remember this first sort of Lanka boot that recite the Lamb of Allah subhanho wa Taala and before Salah would do my Oh hey, they can Nikita
then Allah subhanaw taala facility You know, there's some thoughts that I have on these verses. Well, there was a comment there's a Korea Can I just can I just say no, I'm sorry. You sound so amazing.
Man, I can't do that now can Allah just say Mashallah accept the compliment, Masha? Allah, I shall Mikey's? you the only one that I'm not quite full tonight, ninjas. Oh, by the way, I'm super glad that these two guys not so good to talk about it on camera
is really nice.
So there was one comment that I think many of our many of the top Muslims in the field are motivated by, by the faith and whatever. And I tend to agree with that, actually.
But that's not always the case. Oftentimes, I think the vast majority of people are still just plodding along. The, you know, the rat race, and, you know,
just going with the cycle, man, but but they are obviously those those mighty, those motivated ones motivated by the faith, etc, then it's something else I want you to think in relation to think of in relation to this man, I started off by speaking about the idea of our pursuit of knowledge, being like, directly linked with our suit of worldly of material wealth. And, for me, it's like a strange idea that we always think, right? That the thing that we spend our time doing needs to be an avenue for making money.
It's actually it's actually a strange thing. And just that idea, is by its nature, will make will will, like, will make impure anyone's intention.
Absolutely in what the passion is. It's not the first time you talk about this now, but I think it's brilliant.
Like, for me, the idea is that look, I started doing, okay, I studied some other stuff as well.
Even let me just take maths. I studied maths if I'd become a high school teacher.
Or rather, I decided that I studied this thing, and I want to use it. For the sake of Allah. Right? I could do to, like poor children, and earn money, like selling something else.
It's not that the two don't necessarily have to be linked. Just like is the case for when we study Dean most of the time you study Dean. But I don't think to myself, okay, this is going to be the avenue via which I earn money. Sometimes it does happen like that. Like maybe you like, currently I teach in a dark room. So and something from that. But it's not like the initial intention when doing it.
Because if you don't get into this study of Dean, because of the money, if
so, and if you're thinking about doing that, let me advise you against that move. Yeah, it's actually one of the first lessons our teachers taught us. Like, you're gonna do this. No, and realize that you're not going to be able to make bucks. By doing this always though. It's not always.
I always tell the youth don't study don't study Dean to make a living study Dean for a lifestyle.
Was the bomb was the bomb button? You know, you really dropped the mic.
Korea literally just dropped the mic lesson. Yeah, I'm letting this
mic stand on my lap. Anyways, Karen. So yeah, so the idea that what we study or our pursuit of knowledge must be directly linked to the avenues by which we seek to earn wealth and material wealth. I think that's problematic.
And it needs need to be the case. We must revisit a lot of the of the study. I just want to say quickly, we must revisit a lot of the standards men, like okay, I don't know now. I'm gonna I'm satisfied. Right. A lot of people advising me like, you know, kaitiaki tasks. I'm still trying to be convinced. Okay, I'm not saying I want to open up this debate, but
The way that the arguments that I hear as not yet appeal to me, man, you know, like the need for you to own a house of your own. Yes, yes. Like look up into somebody else's as, okay, so is the US mine, you know, like it's always gonna be mine type of thing. Okay, so the debate decide. The point is, we all, as a society as a whole, there's a lot of exceptions are hamdulillah these days, but as a whole society is like,
I need to get out. So I need to take out a loan by the bank. So I need to work towards that loan for 20 years to pay it off. That's my life. Or the next 20 years of my life. Yes, I love that. That's it. You it's not like you have a choice like today, if I can afford to pay my rent,
I can pack up and I can move to a place where I can afford to pay my rent, right? Even if I enter into a rebar bond, it's not a matter of choice. I have to work, I have to have the money regardless of the situation, you know, I mean?
So I'm not saying that that way is necessarily wrong. But I do think that the fact that most people still think like that, how's the for the bank, the 40 buy loan, therefore, get into that cycle for the rest of my life. Why is that the standard? I agree with him on the old
I agree that you
know, the idea of house bank Riba alone and I agree with you on that that's problematic because it's the loss of April 2013 or society but I do
Okay, carry on. I do also believe at the same time that you know, Muslims shouldn't suffice themselves being in an economically weak position
that's also a lot of people do. Like for example if we
have if we look at our idea of the fact that a lot of hard drugs were just to keep zeca Firstly, to keep it close to your mic yeah do so far
with the drone flight mode I think it might be interference from the
government in the spirit of teamwork just over the with bows. I'm going to take my leaf inshallah the team is still a team but we're going to be a little bit split up this evening.
So you brothers carry on the discussion that occurs is that we're going to start with our salado programming shala first session for a session second session to start at 3am inshallah physician from 1030. So why because to us, we're stealing from each and every one of you. Allah subhanaw taala granted, we can
do our best to come on time for all appointments. shala. I mean, and you lucky must go like that, you know, if there was a break between this and the program, your I would have given it? How can you first go eat Uber? While I'm sitting apolonia? Because
Uber that catered for asthma.
Can you just go back, Sarah?
yeah, please. Okay, so so what we're saying was to put museums in a economically weak position, or that we should look at viable alternatives. To selflessly acquire homes and whatever I think by that, we can go on to many structures of other things. But once employees, why do I need to own a house on my own?
I could think of a 10 Look, why don't three people purchase all together live in a smaller space. But I thought it was Facebook, okay, I don't want to get into the actual calculations.
But that idea, you know, what,
I think features but I'm going to clear my mind and offer them this B TV difficult for a single person or, or household with a single period meaning to easily purchase a home. However, if people work together, they could all have comfortable spaces to
say meaning economically strong position, and not having to not having to come to the you know, the normal
requirements of what every bond requires. Because
a friend of mine did that was like around the corner from me. So him and his sister, and one other person, according booth person, the three of them purchased house together. And
that was like the starting point. And then later on, they were able to like renovate and whatever and stuff like that. Now they selling the place again, or whatever, but at the same time,
there was that there was it, there wasn't that financial pressure of doing it on their own. So each of them will grow individually as well. So I've seen this play out over the last couple of years. And it was like, as you say it I mean, it takes away that whole thing of completely
Jumping into now bonded per se, you know everything, like I was saying earlier. So I've seen it, I've seen it tactically, I've seen it practically.
Yeah, like often times, you can actually, you can actually,
you can get more
over like a 10 year span, you can pay the same amount that you would fit into within your span for more than what you get for the same amount of money.
And actually, legally,
legally, you know, Jamie Lee, you can have
three different places. Yeah, I think, I think the details of how will we and whatever is, you know, everybody can come up with, you know, other potential ways for this to be more financially easier in the sense or it may be, but I think the point is important to drive you that Lugia, there's been a way of thinking that has been developed over over time, and the society is the default, whether we want to admit it or not, the default is the go to school, so that you can, I mean, again, this is this is all a year from now, now youth mastery program, we're at the point where we're talking about goals, right? And the youth are simple, okay, I'm going to finish Primary School in high school, and
go to university, and then I'm going to get the job, and then I'm going to buy a house, I'm going to buy a car, and I'm going to buy a house, and then I'm gonna Is it like a settlement. But now, the thing that, that I'm gonna encourage everybody this evening, is to encourage your youth, and I'm encouraging the youth that is watching this over here, to think and to learn to think for yourself. I was at the echo wise conference, now a world Innovation Summit for education. So they had this one exhibit.
So it's in it's a, it's a massive event in Qatar. And then they have this exhibit, right? And now these people from the education sector from all around the world, right. And this exhibit shows how everything changed over the last 60 years. Right? So what things look like 60 years ago, and what things look like now, and you know, what things look like 60 years ago, what do you like now, every single thing that they brought up from 60 years ago, to now look completely different, except the classrooms.
So we have, you know, education system, this rigid
way of thinking that ingrained in everything rigid, like everything is one specific way, the only time you see some form of dynamic thinking is when you have a very innovative teacher that today that has bigger ideas or objectives with his or her classroom to say, you know, you guys got to learn to think, you know, this, that the other end connecting them to, you know, like real life, man, and this is the biggest challenge, because then they leave the schooling system, they leave that all, you know,
spiced bubble type of, you know, this is where you're going to go, this is what you're going to get, like you said earlier, you study this, you get that you study this, to get that. I mean, I think that the point I was trying to make was number one, that in going back to those Western sort of courses that are parama Civ must be attaining the good abode of the next life, I think international evolution has given us right. But at the same time, what I'm saying is also that we must be responsible in relation to our own finances, right, we can cost ourselves into destruction by our own negligence. And also at the same time, we can't be people who, you know, that I'm thinking that
we are doing some kind of service and then stitching our hands out,
you know, for and out, rather, we should try and seek means of being independent, like we did, it means independent, but that should be the focus of our lives, we should have wish our lives should be focused on fulfilling a greater purpose of these know, serving humanity.
And, and that's why I'm agreeing with you like 100% and I'm saying not only just from from when you go into study deep, I'm saying Muslims in general, right. You know, after everything in our culture, this, this level up over my list, this leveling up of the mindset and perspective of youth, because they they've become dependent on the system, in the sense that if I go to school, and I finish school, and I get good grades and I get to university, and I get good grades D then I'm gonna get the job. No, less than 40% of every faculty every year of we seek out people who sit out for a specific job actually end up working in that field. And I can tell you, countless psychologists that
are trying to teach English at the primary school just because there's the opening
To get to work them, like we've placed our dependence and again, it comes back to I will discuss you placing reliance on something other than Allah subhanaw taala realizes that a system that clearly statistically failing everybody, so I think we have we have really latched on to it you're saying what you're saying when I say Korea is that that it comes down to our, our developing our ability to think in a way we can strive for independence, regardless of systems and circumstances. I mean, if we're looking at Islamic legacy, and the the money but I think that there are many ways you can look if I'm wrong if I'm wrong, when the answer in the big room. So so the more I do your own game, and
now I left everything behind. So the answer is giving, the giving and the giving. So you saying look, we must be in a space where we don't you know, necessarily just stare at our answers for everything and yes, as an amazing example, whether it be the OC say he was like so you left this person this is behind him was behind he comes in as the module and also is giving he says no, don't give me anything at this point me to the marketplace.
Just switching your mic often unfamiliar. So yeah, the skill set that luckier 20 in a certain direction, I have the skill set of acquiring wealth in a way that is superior to stability for me and the Muslim Ummah and the contributions he made to the Muslim Ummah i mean you know you can go to the books of of Sierra and you can see but the king because he had a skill and a mindset of independence You know, there's even a
at the foot eludes me right now but my point is that this these are examples of people who who had the thinking and the ability and the skill sets to say look here we can have independence in the sense again it's fine I don't even think point me and also get the mindset of look I can build something for myself I can work I can you know i can i can make something happen other than just you know that that full dependence on the system. So I think out of this discussion that really I really want to hit that point. Oh, man, that don't
don't just hope for it to fall in place a couple of years from now whatever develop skills develop, like you said, that that is coming, they say, saying that you sounding more mature now that you turn 30 sanika Oh, Ballina? Oh
yeah, no, the only one day.
I get what you're saying. And for me, it's just idea that
it's about the mind says,
if your objective
if you know that your objective is primarily the individual.
It makes you evil. Sorry, man. Do you hear? Do you hear the noise on Zakaria's mic when he speaks? Or is it only media is at ease lsvt big time Okay, is that clear? Can you maybe just log off now and plug everything plug it back in because it's actually video was fine first.
It's getting worse as you go along. Who else is doing that? I'll make a example in terms of our culture as a as a Muslim, just just Muslim society in Western culture. So like I grew up in scarf girl and I and you know you meet some of that like purple poor woman with a bigger forearms and whatever. Now as much as the kids go to school, the kids are involved in the whole process from video like feeding the animals or you know plowing the working detectors everything going to take the stuff to the market selling it so they go through all this processes, they learn responsibility and accountability. They learn prisoners from a young age Lucy young released enemy trading the
stock of whatever it may be. And and so what within the culture the culture
that it goes back now in Asia that's what I was I carry and I just hold it I think it's on my earphones.
So within the culture is ingrained with him as much as they can go through the schooling, they still have this skill set that they building along the way this type of thinking person we saw we don't we get we can make things happen. We don't we don't this is going to happen. Yes, this can help you Yes. And that is also the yes but at the same time this is a responsibility this accountability is a work with finances This is how you so when we as a as a as a community and bylaws. This is the example to send your kids to school, send them to madrasa and inshallah to make a sexy sell themselves
but you don't sound bitter. You're not using your mic.
You sound like Darth Vader.
But um, anyway, so so
it's again, it's a mindset must be development and him as a, as a oma independent is just going to be a byproduct. Yeah. As opposed to as opposed to, you know, how do we get our kids to become independent? How do we get our kids to become responsible kids to not just loafer around our little kids to you know, start understanding the value of time and the value of money and
they they've they our society allows kids to be kids longer than they supposed to be kids. Yeah, because we invented the teens.
Exactly. If you have a child and then you have an adult, you have a child, not really a child, but not really an adult. And then you have adult and it was like a time in your life where you can do whatever the heck you want to because you're going to get away with it. Yeah, we still Yeah, yeah, you know, I have this I listen, I have this joke. Oh my God, my wife man.
So Iran is my is my eldest son. I have a daughter seven in the neuron is four is 35. Nine shall Lenin without his 23 synchronous for now. Now obviously, she still looks at me like you know, my baby, whatever. I tell her the day demo Caliph and he still living in my house. He was paying me.
Anyway, for the ETA. He was paying for the food in his house. So now she's like, No, you can never do that, my baby.
But I tell Rukia it's not that I'm just gonna expect him to pay rent all of a sudden. He must be at the point where Okay, he's able to actually earn something in the appointment. And even he was gonna be a one that no to
me, bro. I know what I was just I'm telling I'm making a joke. But my point is that the concept of if he's McKellar and he wants to get married,
then then what?
Can you do it? Can you go get married?
Yeah, but you don't have to be able to get married the moment
I know men, but I'm just saying I was making a joke, but I'm saying that.
Do Is that the one thing that you guys
mean? When you call if you are manly. When you call up your man?
Man. I know I'm saying we can say Can you hear the dissertation? Yes, we can. Yeah, we can. Yeah. Is it loud?
Is it very, very loud? Are we gonna be able to continue? Or should we get off
loud enough to say that you should be listening to it? Yeah, I'm not gonna be able to concentrate. I can tell you that straight.
Akon makes a lie, though. Mother, if we see the cave is playing on the radio station. Because they play recitation around the time the Salah is standing inside.
We can come here, and we can.
You can leave everybody with this. We need men in this room. Again, where the young men in the time.
It could take up major responsibilities, because they were groomed as men. An age wasn't a factor. They were men from the day they were mean. So I would encourage everybody what it means to you. I don't know in which context I've been aware now, but have the intention to crew men within our society. Men within our own man woman, bring back the dignity it can bring back the dignity to Islam. Allah subhanaw taala look we can be politically correct but I'm saying our main is lacking right now. It's a it's a big thing. We need mainly bro we need men in our society real men I agree. Understanding of that definition. But I think what he's saying we need means we need to grow many we
don't just mean need to grow financially independent men, what we learn is men connected to Allah with a purpose focus. You know, I actually
are actually buying into that men. So you know, many if you go to the classes, many of the classes are populated with females, many of the Islamic clauses are populated with females. And then when I'm speaking, I don't mean those focused only on creating Allah with those that are the two correct conscient eyes Muslims. Yeah. Right. They by and large, populated by by females and, and yes, we need to have strong female Muslim females and strong Muslim males as well, who are wise and holistic and who consider all facets of their life. That's extremely, extremely important. So yeah, we only really got to have one discussion tonight.
That's about Allah number one. And everything else. You know you do to the degree that is pleasing to Allah, you fulfill your needs and the needs of those around you and you have to society to the degree that's pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. If you do
That then I think your life will be balanced
and Shall I mean those watching at home you don't need to be at home if you're still awake now you got nothing to do come and pray with us yeah thermography signs about 32 edges now and then another two edges at 3am
and inshallah this will be taking place you can you can you can
you can get to the Casa Santa Monica
yeah so, inshallah if you can make it through come along, inshallah women are also welcome, not for the Antica, but for the camel. You can stay as long as you wish we'll say inshallah, and yeah, and then we'll see we'll see each other again on what's Thursday night.
you'll see what arrangement correct
Yeah, okay. Insha Allah right. Take a look over already. Consider