Kamal El-Mekki – Youth Session

Kamal El-Mekki
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of aiming high and achieving success in life, including the use of money and the benefits of living in the US. They emphasize the importance of memorizing language and finding one's own way to live, as well as the need for personal reasons like working and doing things for loved ones. The speakers also touch on the reputation of Muslims as the worst people and the potential benefits of learning helplessness. They end with a joke about a person not being good at math classes and a job opportunity.
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it's gonna be difficult, man. I can't. Can you hear me in the back? This is as loud as I can go. Dead. Okay. Not good. Come closer if you want. Yeah. All right. All right so I'm supposed to talk about something called lofty aspirations. What's that?

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What are lofty aspirations?

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Basically in simple it's, it's aiming high, aiming high.

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That's it aiming high in life and your goals, everything you want to do going to be the best. So where do we learn the concept of aiming high the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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you know something, there was a man making dua.

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So the President tells him when you ask Allah asked for a dose, what's it for the dose?

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highest level of Jenna. So your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching you that if you ask for something, you ask for the highest, you always aim high, you always go for the best. All right? And so the same thing when it comes to this dunya. And one of the worst things that happens to young religious men, okay, is that they start to think that, you know, the aka is important. Of course, we all know that. But this stone is not important. So just be some loser. Some riffraff work in McDonald's flip burgers, as long as you pray on time and everything, then it doesn't matter. No, it does matter. It does matter. You're supposed to be the best everywhere. You're the you're the

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Muslims, the best of people. So you're supposed to do your best in this dunya and aim high in this dunya and aim high for India as well. You are never told to just ignore everything in this life. Alright. So a lot of times you find that young men, they get bad grades, they don't care. And this is all materialism. Anyways, this is all of the dunya mathematics alone asked me about mathematics on the Day of Judgment. It's true. That's not a reason to get an F. Understand. Allah is not gonna ask me what physics on the Day of Judgment, physics won't help me cross the set up. Yes, you know, you just make an excuse for failure here. Don't say that stuff. You want to be the best thing you

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have to do the best of everything. And all any whatever it is you want to do. Aim high. You want. There's nothing unreligious about wanting to be successful, for example, making good money, for example, and you can use that money to take into Jenna, look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the companions and what they did for him, the successful ones even monetarily what they did for him. They use their money to go into Jenna. They use their money to go into gender. The person use their money to spread Islam. He used their money to prepare armies. You remember the Battle of to book right? It's a very difficult battle that even the it was called the army of

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distress. It was a time of difficulty. It was a time when no one had money. It was a time when the dates just started to ripen. And we had to leave when the dates were just getting ripe. What's the big deal there? So what if the dates are getting right?

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Exactly, no one's gonna pick them. So you leave for two months when the dates are getting ripe. So they're gonna fall to the ground, the birds will eat it, and you're not going to get the harvest, you're not going to get the money. So everyone's waiting for the money to come. And now it's time to leave. So there was no money, and the president needs money to get this army together. So the process lm stood up, it's like the fundraiser that we do today. He got up and he said, who will prepare the army of a nursery the army of distress or difficulty and he will get agenda. He will get paradise. So there was a millionaire in the audience, but the type of millionaire that you want to

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be the one that gives for the sake of Allah so a gentleman doesn't worry about it. Not the kind of just had some fancy car and they walk around front frowning and giving dirty looks to people look at me, I've got a car. Anyways, so this millionaire, what was his name?

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Might have not fun.

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Not fun. Excellent. Fun. The companion wrote below. I know. He stood up. He said I will give 100 camels for the army of distress. 100 camels though.

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Ready to go the derby? Whoa, yeah. And it's got the rains, the ropes, the saddles, everything. All you have to do is just get on, ready to go. Yeah. So then he then he sat down. Notice the problem said, who will prepare the army and they will have an agenda. So now he got agenda for giving these 100 cameras. So the president needs more. So he got up saying again, who will prepare the army and he will have paradise so the millionaire got up again. And his name was Monica have fun. He got up and he said I'll give another 100 fully ready to go fully loaded all options. Yeah. ropes saddles ready to go. So then he sits down third time and if you saw said Lamb who will prepare the army, if

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man gets up again, he sits down he gets up again sits down gets up again. It is narrated that he got up seven times when narration says he got up 10 times. So he got glad tidings of agenda just in this one incident besides the others seven times or 10 times according to one narration. That's a millionaire and he uses money for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala doesn't mean you won't be religious if you're successful. doesn't mean you're you're not as religious as the guy who's getting F's brother next to his beard up to here. He's getting F's in school, Mashallah, he's all about this guy. You're getting A's and B's, you know, you're a little he's got the dunya in your heart, you

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need to take that out. Get some F's, in your report card, you know, be a good religious brother. So you aim high with everything. But you know something.

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You want to aim high. You want to make something of yourself. It's all about how you use your time now, what it's all about time. And time is the concept that a lot of youth they just don't know what that is. What's time. Time. You sit there and play video games all day. Yeah. Who plays video games all day? Don't put your hand up?

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Uh huh. Yeah. All day. Brothers play video games all day. And this wasting their life. You know, this is a concept I call mini suicides. What is your life? What's your life? Your life is time isn't it? Your life, it's seconds, add up to minutes, minutes that add up to hours, hours that become days that become weeks that become month that become yours. That's your life. It's time. So every time you waste time, it's like you're committing a mini suicide. You sit and watch something on TV for two hours. You committed the mini suicide. You killed yourself for two hours. True or false? You killed yourself for two hours in something watching TV is very weird. Because what you do when you

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watch TV, is you sit still watching other people move. That's what you do. You sit still, you watch other people do things other people achieve play sports, bungee jump, experiment, find things with animals, and you're just sitting watching them do something with their life. You're just watching them. You're amazing.

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Sad. You know, they say the statistics are for the United States. So maybe you guys get a few years off? I don't know. They say that. If you live in the United States, if you die at the age of 75, you would have spent nine years 12 years watching TV 12 years, 12 years like this.

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12 years like this? How will you answer to these 12 years in front of Eliza 12 years sitting watching TV. And when you watch TV haram flies in and out real fast to a lot of harm happens Come quickly real fast. Women you're watching next scene is woman in shorts or something you're not supposed to be looking at music shows up suddenly, bad themes, bad ideas constantly. 12 years wasted like that. Fine. We'll give a discount for Muslims eight, nine years. Yeah. You know, adults that you see around you that do things. It's not like suddenly they turned 20. And they just had all these abilities and languages and knowledge and they started when they were your age. You have to

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start young. You can't waste your life playing video games. I'm telling you. And I think you all heard me speak about video games a lot, right? Cuz I hate video games. It's very bad for you. They're fun, but they're very bad for you. Your brain fries. Yeah, you know, you've played too many video games. If your brain is frying or not. As you watch this, go like this. Touch here. Your sound your brain is frying. I know some people who played video games for so long that the video game said turn me off.

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There's a game like that. It's called Metal Gear Solid. Anyone play that game?

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Don't put your hands up.

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So the game he was playing for so long that the game came on and said, Hey, I don't have anything else to do. Why don't you turn off this game and go outside and play or something that's shameful. That shameful but that's how people spend their life now.

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Just for me.

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That's fantastic. Not yet. Okay. And that guy can hear me finally.

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We're getting a mic for you, sweetheart.

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so should I keep going? Okay, exactly.

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Can you hear me now? sweet stuff?

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Fantastic. Yeah, anyways, so you spend hours watching TV, wasting your life committing many suicides.

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It's the time now to you know what if you asked me a moment that I regret in my life, I immediately think of one thing and this one summer, where my dad he offered me to drop me off at a mechanic's place every morning on his way to work, and pick me up on the way back so I could learn about you know, cars and engines and how they work and things like that. And I didn't go and this is how I spent that whole summer

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sleeping, turn around on this side, I get too tired turn on the other side, the whole summer was just wasted like that.

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Never get that summer back ever. Anytime you ask me what is one time you regret in your life? I regret that summer I could have learned something. And you know something, there's never been a time like this ever for not just for the Muslim Ummah, but for humanity, when knowledge is so at your fingertips. So accessible knowledge is so they're right there seconds away from you. And if you consider the amount of knowledge that's available, and how ignorant people are, it's shameful. People don't know anything anymore. Because as much as there is knowledge, there's also so much entertainment. And so it's the easier route, play games or, or even just get on, you know, you get

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on YouTube, just for two hours just watching this guy, you know, his car bumper flies where they want to do even in the comfort of their own home. Yeah, there's some people who learned languages in their home. There are people who learn the religion, people who memorize the Quran, but they just did one thing, they just took advantage of their time. And they're not geniuses or anything like that. We have a brother friend of ours, and he, he memorized the Quran in his car, in the Washington DC area, very bad traffic. So he would photocopy a page of the forum. Every time I'm stuck in traffic, he just memorizes that page, he memorized the whole

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whole Quran, in he's not like a credible genius or anything. I'm just a regular guy, and the regular person is able to memorize. But it's not about that. It's about who will just put effort into doing so. You guys know about Dr. H, right? Talking about Dr. h. Okay, it's this guy that I knew I met this guy was to work with him. And he was very, very one of the most knowledgeable people I've ever seen in my life. First of all, Islamic knowledge is extremely knowledgeable. He memorized the whole Quran in different karate, and his voice is so good that they made a set of the Quran in his voice and they played in the radio in his home country constantly. So good knowledge, memorization, Quran,

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beautiful voice, then he in his knowledge of the English language, Arabic and French unparalleled written everything incredibly, really, really high level. So I understand because of its country of origin, why he knows good Arabic and why he knows French and English, but he also is very good at Spanish written reading everything. So ask them how are you good at Spanish? I don't know Spanish isn't spoken in your country? He said, Yeah, because I had all these classes when I was a young man during the week. And I saw that I had one hour that was empty a gap one hour. So I signed up for Spanish classes have one gap. You know how we would spend that one hour

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video games, watching video clips or just

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one hour? Let me do something with that. So I know what you're thinking is a nerd right? He could probably beat him up, slap him around. I know he'll slap the daylights out of you. He has a two degree black belt in Aikido in Aikido Japanese martial arts. He's a weightlifter as well. benchpress 350 pounds. strong guy. He spent six months with the samurai in Japan. He's got this authentic samurai sword. Who choppy before you know it. You'd be like, Okay, let me go. So your legs will go that way and you

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know, so, but the way he became that way is that he was always taking advantage of his time as a young man, these type of people, they're rare. Okay, but he just took advantage of his time.

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spend your whole time just wasting it. Yeah. How are you going to have any aspirations? How are you going to move forward? How are you going to do anything?

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People have exams they watch a movie.

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And people always say they don't have time, but they have time for movies. I always love these people tell me Hey, we need to do this. I'm very busy these days. Okay, you're busy. You can't come. That's fine. Two minutes later. Yes. I was watching a movie last night. Wait a minute. Did you just tell him you don't have time? How are you watching a movie last night? That means you have plenty of time. So you always have time. I love these 11 year olds to tell you I don't have time. What do you do it as an 11 year old? What's your schedule like? important meetings? Okay, yeah. Yes, I see. What are you talking about? cartoons or? I don't even know what's big anymore. Cartoons work people waste

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their time with but everybody has time. We just don't make time we forced time. See, people say I don't want to give. I can't give that I don't have time. Yeah, you have you. You just force time for Tao in your life. Yeah, the person would force time for doubt. When he went to a thought if he stayed in a tie for a number of days. He did people think he went to a bus and came back the same day. No, he stayed for days in a place. But notice when he went to apply if he had a family to look after his wife or digital, the law just passed away. had three daughters in his home. He had things to do. He had responsibilities. But he forced time for Dawa. People don't force time anymore. They

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expect to have a chunk of free time. He knows something before you leave here. I want you all to harass shut up the buddy. Yeah, yeah. Because you know shopping buddy, right? You're looking over there. He's not right there and, but should have the body. I shouldn't say his name. But yeah, just go harass him after this. So he learned, you know, some languages he speaks champ no chairman's. Anyways, he speaks champ. How did he learn champ? He learned some languages just for Dawa, to give in the mountains in Cambodia. You know how he did it. He had note cards. And he said wherever this is how people think they should learn, right? If I want to learn a language, if I want to memorize

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Koran, I must have an empty five hour slot during the week. That's when I sit and do that. No, you do it in the little five minute slots here, two minutes slot over there. Three minutes over here, one minute over here, two minutes and a half over there. These minutes add up. And you can do incredible things if you add up all these little minutes. So he said I had, you know, language, a lot of his vocabulary as well. Right? Once you learn sentence structure and other things, you need vocabulary now. So he had What is this one?

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Okay, so we're gonna finish it off. Fantastic. Okay. All right. So, so basically had note cards in which we put these words he said, If I stopped at a traffic light, how long did it take for the light to turn green? Few seconds, 30 seconds, said at the traffic light. I pulled my note cards and start to memorize. Okay, wherever he gets a minute, a minute and a half and start to memorize. So all these little minutes they add up. And he he learned a full language. Now if you would sit him down and say what did your schedule look like? It's a totally packed schedule. There's no time for anything else. Okay, how can you take a schedule like that that's fully packed, and there's no time.

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And you find a way to force time to learn entire different languages. And it was quite a rare language as well. Why? Because in this fully packed schedule, there are these two minute gaps one minute, three minutes over here, four minutes over there. And you can do things in these minutes. People always tell you, oh, I want to learn Arabic. I'll go overseas and learn Arabic. You don't have to rely you can do it here. Just turn off the video game for a second. Okay, don't waste time on the internet. And don't commit many suicides. And you can learn Arabic here.

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You know, brothers that I love. I call them the Medina brothers. Yeah. They want to learn they want to go to Medina and study the deen. Right. But they don't go to local classes down the street here. So you tell me you're gonna get on a plane and go halfway across the world. And you can learn the religion there. But there's a class right across the street right down the street from your house in the masjid. And you don't go to it. I'm sure that when I go to Medina, I will learn everything this shift is saying, and I'll come back better than it. Yes. It's like learn now. Learn now. Take advantage of your time now. can aim high, you wasting your time video games. You know, the world

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really needs you. I know that sounds like fun. But look what's happening in the world now who's happy with the situation? anywhere in the world? It's not good anywhere. But I always worry about when the next generation is in charge of the world. How bad is it going to be this kids just wasting their life? And then suddenly they're supposed to take over so we'll be old timers if we live that long. And then this next generation will take over and what is it going to look like? can be crazy, violent generation.

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Human violence now just like entertainment Yeah, you watch people being

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Chop, cut into pieces. Murder train runs over a guy and it's just an injured entertaining thing you send to your friends. Oh, look at this guy. Check this idiot out. Try to run in front of the train. Funny. Yeah. human suffering is not funny. I just wonder how how cruel this next the world's gonna become now when the next generation takes over.

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kind of watch yourself for life. It's very important. You know now people get stabbed and stuff people just pull up their phones, they they document it. They want to be the ones who put on YouTube so they can get hits and stuff.

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cruelty. So you're needed so you can't just sit and play games all day shooting people again hurting people again. I think I told you about that guy and Ramadan and Ramadan he's playing that game you know where you get in the car, Grand Theft Auto. You know you stop in the street you go rob a store then you come back you run someone over and so in Ramadan is playing in Ramadan, whether with a beard and everything. I just see what it looks like. Can you imagine what it looks like? full beard in Ramadan? Okay, let me go in here, Rob, I need more money. Let me kill this guy. I tell you what, the other guy, this guy was playing that game where you conquered nations, right?

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And he, at some point, the game became a reality in his head, because he came to me boasting about how most of Europe now is under Islam and hamdulillah. Like in real life, we're in the games like I'm playing with the removable bunker and Donal conquered most of Europe.

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What do you say to someone like that? And he was like close to 30 years old at the time? What do you say to someone?

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you know, something, if you can be monitored with video games, Fine, go ahead. But I don't know who can be monitored with video games. This one hour is gonna take from your time, another half hour over there. If you spend that with other things, you'll be so far ahead of everyone else, then you have the opportunity to excel and be better and beyond everyone else, your peers, wherever you are co workers you can be better than everybody. And that should be the Muslim right? Always excelling. Always known as the best people. And now certain people that they're they're looked at as excellent workers and me for example, in America. If there is an Asian by Asian here we mean Far East. Yeah.

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So if there is an Asian person, everyone expects excellence from them. Because they have at least in America, they have a history of doing good work, and being excellent work with being diligent. But imagine it were the Muslims. The Muslims, were the ones known for being like that. Wouldn't that be great for us? And now, what are the Muslims known for? We're not gonna make this a negative thing but

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if the if a Muslim being hired in exile is gonna be a great hard worker, you know how these people are? Yeah. Some cities you go, the only people this is this is in Europe. Yeah, I'm not going to mention the city. Some cities you go the only people begging are Muslims, only people in the streets, Muslims. So what happens to the reputation of Muslims who have the reputation

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and you know what this becomes it becomes a fitna for the non Muslims. This is a deal that musasa made. It was really an amazing drop. He says he is saying to a large Virgil, let Jana fitna, don't make us a fitna. Lavina cafaro, for those who disbelief with the believers be a test for those who don't believe. See, the person who doesn't believe the many things that will pull them away from Islam or from believing Allah. It could be whatever it could be wealth that they have, it could be a situation, whatever. But on top of that, this non believer looks at the Muslims and he sees that they're the worst people. They're in the worst situation. They're always asking him for help.

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They're always begging him. They're broken. They're just in the worst situation. So then what is he what happens to him in his head? He starts to feel confident that you know what, they can't be upon the truth. And so people have said things like that to us. He said, If Muslims are the best people got any meaning they have the best religion. If the Muslims are the ones upon the truth, the only religion on Earth, that's the one the truth. Why are you in this situation? What do you say to him? I said, look at the situation you guys are in. always asking for handouts from us Western countries. We're always helping you guys out. You guys are always killing each other. And in here, you are

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telling me you have the truth. It doesn't seem like you have the truth. So you see how in this example, our bad behavior was a fitna for this guy was a test with something that further push him away from Allah.

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So you have high aspirations, you're good at everything you want to do. Okay, let me tell you something.

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And we saw Selim said in your book, either Amina Fukuyama, then you know that

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Allah loves if one of you does a job, does any action does a job that he does it to the best of his ability that he perfected. Okay? Now, this Howdy, does it mention what type of action it has has to be.

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If you do something, I'm gonna do an act,

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an activity or action or work or a chore, whatever it is. So it doesn't have to be something religious. It could be something simple. It could be you fixing your shoe, you're sewing something, or you're fixing a lightbulb, or you're painting a wall. Wait a minute, but the Hadith said Allah loves. So you telling me this is something non religious and not an act of worship? If I paint a wall in my house, Allah might love the way I do it. Yes, the added says that says Allah loves that if one of you does something, he does it to the best of his ability to the best of his ability, then the processor gives an amazing example.

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He gives an example of slaughtering an animal. And I'll tell you why this is an amazing example. He says for either the battle scene with the if you slaughter perfect the slaughter the act of slot. But what's so amazing about this example, everyone awake? Yes, no.

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It's a British thing, no reactions.

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Question means, you know, do something.

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Anyways, so now what's amazing what this example, this is an animal that you put down on the ground, and it's gonna die in a few seconds, in a few seconds, it won't exist anymore. So if you don't slaughter it properly, or if you slow down, or you mess up a little bit, it's gonna delay its death. Like, what? A second or a few milliseconds, right? I mess up a little bit, I don't do I didn't sharpen the knife. 100%. So it was a bit slow, cutting through its arteries and so on.

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But even though in a few seconds, it won't exist, and it will be gone. broster limbs is giving an example, even at the last seconds of this animal's life, and it won't exist anymore, in a few minutes, it will be gone. Still, you do your best here. This this is these are the standards of the Muslim you do your best in everything.

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You know, we go to a Muslim business and inshallah and in the UK and in Birmingham, this is better than it is in America. But when you go in America, you go into any place, it's clean, it's organized, it's neat, going to a Muslim business, you know, the chairs, they're not stable, the table is wobbly, everything is chipped, the paint is chipped. And you get the brother treatment, you know, the brother treatment is you just they just give you anything.

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They just give you something cold something with a hole in it, brother. Okay, brother, can you get the brother treatment? What am two, it's been perfecting everything that you do. So you aspire for something, you become the best at it, you want to do something, you do it to the best of your ability. And don't let anyone belittle you don't let anyone told you you can't do something. That's one of the worst things that happens to you. When you when you tell yourself, I can't do something or you allow someone to tell you that you can't do something.

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When I explained the concept to you very nice concept. It's called learned helplessness, learned helplessness. And this is something that happens to elephants, you know, circus elephants, circus elephants, they basically they tie them down in the old days, they would tie them down with a rope. And the rope is attached to this peg like this big nail that they'd beat into the ground.

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So the elephant, you think you would easily pull that little nail out of the ground and escape, but it never tries? Why not? Because when the elephant was a baby, he was tied down in the same way. It tried to escape, and it couldn't. So when it grew up, even though now it's strong enough to escape it learned to become helpless. It learned to become helpless. So it never, ever tries. The elephant can pull the whole tent down with one leg. But he never tries to escape because he learned to become helpless. So learn helplessness. This is something that we do to ourselves all the time. So for example, you say, I'm not good with names. Who says that? I'm not good with names. A lot of people

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say that I'm not good with names. So you know what, you will not be good with names because you set yourself up for failure. You told yourself I'm not good at this. So how are you going to be good at it? So someone tells you his name, even it's an easy name. My name is?

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You forget it. Because you told yourself I'm not good with names. I'm not good with math. You say that to yourself. I'm not good with math. If you tell yourself I'm not good with math, you will set yourself up for failure. You will never be good at math. You learn to be helpless. I'm not good with roads. I used to say that a lot. I used to always say I'm not good with roads. And because I set myself up to fail. I was very bad with roads. And I'm not making this up. One time I got lost in the street behind my house.

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Not making

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Get up. I called a friend of mine said, Look, I'm on the road. It's called Wilson Boulevard. And he just started laughing. He said, You behind the house, just just come in the front. You know, but I told myself, I'm not good with roads. So I was horrible with roads. Yeah, you told yourself, you can do anything you can do it. You know, when we were growing up, we never felt we couldn't do anything. And my younger brother, I love this about him. He would see the most difficult thing on TV, the most difficult thing, he would just look at me and say, I can do that.

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Anything. Guys spent five years training for something and he does enhance down on his finger and stuff. He looks at me as if I can do that. It's the right attitude, though. Because this person doing that thing. He's a human like you. He bleeds like you. He has to eat and drink water and breathe air. So if he can do it, why can't you do it? Can anyone explain? You just have to go through whatever training he went through. And you can do? Why not? Enough something about my younger brother because he always had this attitude. He was superb at most things that he wanted to do is excellent at especially physical things. And he's one of those people who are good at sports.

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Yeah. anyone like that here? good at basketball. No, nobody. Football.

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Nobody gets you

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all the rest of your own nerds.

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That's fantastic. That's good. I feel at home now because and I'm not a nerd but. But I also stink at sports. Anything with a ball in it. I'm horrible at it. Yeah. But he was superb. He was eight years old. He would outplay adults in golf beat all the adults at a golf course. Not like mini golf. This is a full full scale golf course. It's good at everything. Because he told himself he can do it. So if you tell yourself, you can do it, you can do it. So it's tough. I can't or someone else tells you you can't. Don't ever let someone tell you you can't do something. You know, a wise man once told me said you want to do something. Don't talk to people about it. Because they'll tell you

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Oh, it'll never work. Oh, it's difficult. Oh, it's hard. Don't try it. Just put you down. Someone says you can't do it. Just prove to them you can do it. And never talk to them again. Meaning don't give them any. Don't tell them your aspirations from that point on.

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Fantastic. Excellent. So we have to stop now. And

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is there any time for that?

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is supposed to be 10 minute q&a. Are we done? Done? Done?

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Okay, fantastic. I'm supposed to ask you some questions. So you can get some CDs on the importance of of time management. I don't know what to ask you though. And it's been quite serious. The stalker don't like giving very serious talks. He used to like jokes and stuff. Maybe I'll tell you a joke or something before we we want questions or a joke.

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Mashallah highest aspirations? After all this talk like jokes. Oh, wants to see the on time.

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I failed there.

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Excellent. Excellent.

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Okay, then if if you just want jokes, then how much? You just buy the CD Then how about that? But

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okay, I

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can't think of a joke.

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Yo, the mango juice joke, right? I can't repeat that one.

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You heard the Sudanese jokes, right? That's the problem with YouTube. They use up all my good material. I don't have anything left. So How often would you start with who has a good joke? Maybe someone has a good job? None? None? I'm not gonna say those again.

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How about this job? So So this guy goes for to apply for a position at an Islamic Center. Three men, they go to apply young men like you. They go to apply for this position at the local Masjid. So the first one goes in, they asked him to say What's your name? said my name is Mohammed said okay. Mohammed recite surah. Mohammed, please. He said I haven't memorized it. So sorry. You can't get this position. He goes out the next guy comes in said I might want to set up. So what's your name? My name is Jesse. so will your scene reflect sort of a scene please? I haven't memorized. Well, you can't get this position. Sorry about that. Thank you for your time. So the third guy outside he sees

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these people are coming in very leaving very quickly. So listen, what did they ask you in there? They said look, they asked your name. And if it coincides with the name of a surah in the Quran, they asked you to recite the surah. He goes on No. So he walks in his wife said What's your name? He said, Look, my name is Abraham but my mother she calls me Hola Hola. Ha ha.

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Amina shavon you know God

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