Code of Conduct #14 Conclusion

Ismail Kamdar

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Alhamdulillah we have reached the end of this program. I hope that you have been afflicted, and hope that you have learned things that will guide you through your journey of Dawa and it will help you to live a life that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to produce Dawa that is full of Baraka.

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Over the past 13 videos, we have looked at 12 principles of Dawa. These are not the only principles these are the ones that in my mind, seem to be most important at this point in time. There may be some that I overlooked, there may be some that didn't cross my mind. And if you do notice something like that something that you feel, should be a principle for the day

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that I forgot to speak about. Please reach out to me and let me know. So I can update my list and build upon it in sha Allah.

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But based on what we covered in this course, we learned 12 principles of the Dotty and those 12 principles. Number one sincerity, that everything we do, we do it for Allah and Allah alone and we expect our reward only from Allah. And we leave the results to Allah Dawa is about the pleasure of Allah, nothing else. It's not about getting a high score of converts. It's not about getting a high score in terms of subscribers or views. It is about the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala. And that should always be our number one goal. We also learned that Dawa must be done with knowledge. Don't speak from a place of ignorance. Don't talk about things that you don't know. Don't

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go after fields that you are not an expert in. Make sure you do your research properly. Make sure you understand the topic property, make sure you are a student of knowledge for life. All of this is important and necessary. For anyone involved in the Dawa. Number three, we learned that the DAR II must live a life of excellence. You must be a person of sun, in your worship, in your character, in your personality, in the type of products that you produce, that they should be excellence in the quality of your work, the quality of your research the quality of your writing the quality of your speaking, you should be a person of excellence. We also learned that the DA II must be a person of

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good character and good manners. That you should conduct yourself with the best of manners. Don't bat by Don't slander. Don't walk people. Be exemplary in your manners. Be exemplary in your character, be a person whose heart is free from jealousy and malice and hatred and animosity and wanting to put others down, but rather have a heart that is full of love and generosity and piety and humility so that all of that reflects in your actions and reflects in your Dawa. We also learned that the Dar es must balance wisdom with compassion, and honesty and carnage. These four things go together, that when doing that work, you must be honest about what Islam teaches. You must be brave

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enough to stand by what Islam teaches. But you must also be wise in how you convey the message and compassionate understanding to the people that you are conveying the message to, you should never compromise on the message. But you should always try to figure out the best choice of words, the best methodology, the best system of delivery, for the message, but the message should never be compromised. Always be clear. And always be willing to stand by what you say. Understand that there are things in Islam that are controversial to modern people. That's always going to be there. Right? There's always going to be something about Islam that is controversial to the modern mind. Why?

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Because modernity is based on human ideas. It's based on fulfilling one's desires. It's based on doing what you want. And Islam is based on Allah's revelation. It's based on what Allah wants for us. So there will always be a clash. And when there is this clash, it takes courage to speak the truth. And it takes courage to stand by the truth because people will call you names. People will call the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sung by vulgar names, people will attack the religion, people will attack you for following the religion. You have to be brave. You have to stand your ground. You have to stand by the teachings of Islam and not try to explain them away or distort them in order to

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please an audience. Be very careful about this. There are many topics today where people are just instead of standing their ground on what Islam teaches. You try to explain it away in a way that

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would make the message more palatable to the audience and in doing so they end up changing the message itself. So be brave, and be honest. But also be understanding be compassion. Understand that people are coming from different backgrounds, they have been taught different things, they have different life experiences that have shaped them into who they are. And you need to find that bridge to help them to get from where they are to where Allah wants us to be. And that requires compassion that requires wisdom. Wisdom means that we know what to say and when to say it and how to say it. And we learn wisdom through experience, we won't learn wisdom from making mistakes. But we also

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learn wisdom from listening to our elders and learning from their experiences as well. The next principle is that we work towards personal piety, that we work on our own selves, to become more righteous to become more pious to come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala to become better Muslims. This is something that should be ongoing for life. Every single one of us must make time to work on becoming more pious, becoming closer to Allah to purifying our souls. Do not neglect your own soul in the pursuit of that law, you must make time for vote. If you neglect your own soul, you will find yourself becoming too faced, you will find yourself becoming someone who preaches Islam, but

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practice is something else. No, you must focus on personal piety, along with your Dawa. And then finally, we learned that thou art cannot be done in a vacuum. You can't do this on your own, you need the help of others, you need to work with others. So we learned three principles related to working with others. Number one, surround yourself with righteous company, spend time in the company of the righteous, make sure you have righteous teachers, righteous mentors, righteous friends. And we also mentioned and highlighted the importance of having a righteous spouse, ensure that you are married to someone who is all about the Dawa, and not someone who's all about the dunya. And then we

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spoke about the importance of accountability, that you are open to Naseeha you are open to correction and advice from your elders and your friends and your family. But you're also willing to give advice sincerely to them as well. And the advice works both ways. And this helps us all to grow and to learn and to be accountable for our actions. And finally, we learned the importance of the r1 of working together that this Dawa requires a team effort. Don't go at it alone. When you work together, you can accomplish more when you work together, you can make up for each other's weaknesses. When you work together, you can reach more people, so don't go at it alone, do the Dawa

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together. These are the 12 principles that I believe will help us to live the lives of true honor, honorable to art, that we can become the kinds of people whose very lifestyle and practice of Islam and character and manners are Dawa in of themselves. And they also not only are they Dawa in of themselves, but they supercharge our Dawa. So when we present the message of Islam, we do it in the best of manners, the most honest of manners, the most wisest of man is the most compassionate or manners that we do this Dawa in the best way possible. And we leave the results to Allah subhanho wa Taala I want to conclude with three pieces of advice for each and every one of us including myself.

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Number one is to learn from your mistakes, understand that you are going to make mistakes, we are human, we are designed to make mistakes, that is the human that is the human experience that we are designed to make mistakes shaytan will come to you and tell you that you are a hypocrite you need to stop doing that while she done we'll come to you as you oh you cannot do that soon. You should stop doing that. Why are you slipped up and said the wrong thing you should stop doing that.

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This is what shaytan wants you to do. She doesn't wants you to give up on your Dawa. She doesn't want you to stop doing Dawa. She doesn't want you to stop having a positive influence on others. So he will use your mistakes against you.

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Don't allow shutdown to win if you are able to benefit this ummah. Keep doing so. If you mess up, learn from your mistakes. If you mess up spiritually by falling into a sin, make Toba ask Allah for forgiveness and keep trying harder, keep trying to be better at the end of the day. None of us leave this world sinless. But we can leave this world as repentance and every sin of Adam makes mistakes but the Best of those who make mistakes are those who repent. So do not allow your past errors to stop you from living a life that is pleasing to Allah Subhana Allah and from repenting and trying harder. Advice number two is to

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Remember that in Dawa, your results are from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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You have no control over the results. There are some prophets of Allah who nobody followed them. There are some prophets of Allah, there are only one or two followers. You don't know. If your Dawa is going to produce any worldly results are not united way. We don't know if what we say. And what we do will have any impact in this dunya or not. That's out of our control. Our job is to convey the message Our job is to teach the truth Our job is to ensure that the message of Islam reaches as many people as possible in the best manner possible. And whether they accept it or not, is between them and Allah. So it may be that you go by for years for decades doing Dawa, while the single shahada,

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it may be that you spend decades dedicated to a community and nobody takes you seriously, this is God or Allah, this is beyond your control, you will be rewarded, rewarded by Allah regardless. So do not become attached to results. When you are attached to results, then you will give up easily, but rather understand that our job is to convey the message, the results are in the hands of Allah. So we do our part, we do the work, whether it's producing a video or writing a book, or delivering a lecture or talking to someone or teaching a halacha whatever it is, we do our part, we do our job, we convey the message in the best way possible, we leave the results to Allah subhanho wa Taala at

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the end of the day, that is something beyond our control, that is called a roadblock that is outside of your control. So do not become hung up on results do not become despondent about results do not become attached to results. Because the end of the day, Allah is the One who provides Allah is the one who decides which Dawa is going to lead to millions of people converting to Islam, which Dawa is going to lead to one or two people accepting the message which thou was going to lead to nothing in this world. But Jana, in the end after the end of the day, our job is just to convey the message. The results are what Hola. And my final message to conclude is to remind yourself about these

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principles often

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you will find yourself tested in life. Your courage will be tested, your honesty will be tested, your compassion will be tested, your character will be tested, your wisdom will be tested, your willingness to work with others will be tested. Life is a test, you will face test in all 12 of these areas, especially with your intentions you will be tested over and over and over again. The struggle against bad intentions goes on for life. So understand that you will be tested in all of these areas. Soon it will become complacent you will ever become such that you think to yourself, I got this I'm pious, I'm good. I will need to think about this or worry about this or focus on this

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anymore. No. Remind yourself about these things all the time. Whenever you are tested. Remind yourself about your principle and stand firm upon it. When you are put into a situation where you have to choose between being honest and brave for the sake of Allah, or lines that you can get the easy way out. Stand by your principles and be honest and brave for the sake of Allah and you find yourself slipping. Read through this chapter. Rewatch these videos, do some kind of reminder, read Quran read Hadees give yourself a reminder, read the Syrah so you can feel re energized to do the right thing to say the right thing to stand by the right thing.

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We will be tested, we'll make mistakes we will be tested. And our commitment to these principles is something that we are going to be tested over many times in our life, there will be times we our intentions may slip. There may be times we will be asked about things we have no knowledge about. There may be times when we want to be lazy and take the easy way out and not work with the axon. There'll be times where our character may slip our management fail. There'll be times where we may not be very wise, we will be failed to be compassionate, where

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our honesty and courage may fail,

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where our piety may slip and we may go through a new stage of EMR or where we just don't want to be around others or work with others anymore, where people may betray us.

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Whatever it is, understand that this is part of life. This is the test of life. The part the role we are supposed to play in the test of life is to be committed to our principles to every trial.

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So on the Day of Judgment, Allah asks us about how we lived our lives.

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We have proof that we try our best to live a life of sincerity, a life of Taqwa a life or o'clock or adab a life of honesty, a life of courage that we are able to show this to Allah subhanho Donna Day of Judgment, and that would work in our favor. Regardless of what happens in Estonia. You ask Allah to accept our efforts, we ask Allah to allow this project, this book and this video series to reach with needs to reach to benefits the hearts of humanity, and to make make be a source of change for the people in the Dawa. And we ask Allah to allow us and to help us to stay committed to the principles of our deen and to do our Dawa in the best way possible, and to be role models for others

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in this field. Thank you all for your time and your attention. And we ask Allah to accept our efforts. Please make dua for me. And please try your best to live by these principles. Reach out if you have any questions, and let's work together for the sake of Allah to do more, to do better, to be better, while through that Juana and hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh