Become a Standard Bearer

Mirza Yawar Baig


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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Shadowfell Ambia Eva mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam to Stephen cathedra cathedra from Eduardo, my brothers and sisters.

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I think today and maybe for a couple of days hereafter, I want to talk to you about something which is has been in my mind now for over two decades. And that is, what to that is thinking about what would be the solution to our problems in this world.

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Now, like most thinking Muslims of our time, over the last few years, I've also been thinking about the sad state that the Muslim ummah finds itself in,

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like lost sheep. We are large in number but distracted, disconnected and dispersed prey to every passing Wolf. All the power, authority, wealth and influence seems to be in the hands of those who are arrayed against us, leaving us with little, if any choice, even with respect to the wealth, which is apparently in our hands, it is others who dispose of it.

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at will, even though on the face of it, we are its owners. Like most people, I also complained and defined our problem and redefined it and redefined it and discussed it, debated it and agonized over it until I came to the conclusion that none of this was getting me any closer to a solution. And frankly, that was all that mattered.

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A solution talking endlessly about the problem doesn't solve the problem.

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So I thought about it I

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read the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah, Hassan

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and also our history, both ancient and modern. Because history has the potential to teach us lessons. I spoke to people wiser and more learned than I am and listened carefully to what they had to say, Allah and others in several countries. And I prayed and I made the call and asked Allah subhanaw taala for this help of Allah subhanaw taala to understand our situation, and to devise a way out of it.

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As I thought about these times, I couldn't help but see many similarities between the situation today and the situation as it existed in the time of Rasulullah sallallahu and the Sahaba during the major part of his life, sallAllahu Sallam Ibaka

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they too had almost no influence, power or wealth. They were the victims of all kinds of persecution and deprivation. They were evicted from their homes boycotted and aboveboard and tortured and some were killed. Yet in one generation. In less than 20 years, the situation completely transformed and Mohamed Salah Haile Silva and his followers became the leaders of Arabia and the known world.

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The big question, of course, is how did it happen? And how did they do it? i In the course of this whole thinking, I also wrote two books on this era. One is called Leadership Lessons from the life of Rasulullah salah and the second one is called sea rise the answer. Leadership Lessons is available also on Islamic online university as a diploma course.

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The book has been translated now into six languages.

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And Syrah is the answer is the second book. I also designed two courses. One course is called Sierra the answer, which is called the Sierra solution workshop, which is a two day two day course. And the other one is called Leadership Excellence course, which is Elysee, which is based on the other book, which is leadership lessons from the life of resources.

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There are many of you who have attended both these courses that hamdulillah May Allah bless you. And so you know what we're talking about. Elysee is a five day residential program.

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Now, so my idea of saying all this is because to help you understand that I'm not just talking to my hat

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I'm talking to

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I'm talking about something which I have spent a lot of time and energy and and brainpower for whatever it is worth to help to try to understand for myself and then to try to help others understand this. The answer basically

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But how did it happen? How did they do it? The answer is very simple. This happened simply by Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam, WA salatu salam and his followers, the Sahaba Rizwana, Allahu Allah He was by leaving Islam, leaving Islam, not learning about Islam not talking about Islam, but leaving Islam. All that they did was to be Muslims. That's it.

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They were living models of Islam. And I coined this phrase, standard bearers of Islam standard bearers of Islam.

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They did not spend their time in giving speeches about Islam or holding seminars and symposia about the points of about different points of IQ.

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They didn't spend time disputing with each other on all of this stuff. They did not write momentous treatises and books on the hidden aspects of this iron ore that they lived the Quran.

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They did not lecture others about the importance of the Sunnah. They followed the Sunnah, in every single aspect of it, they did not debate and create dominant culture to distinguish between between what is haram and what is only macro and within macro, what is dunsey and What is the hurry, they do not get stuck in minor matters of religious observance, thereby creating divisions. They simply did not do anything that was displeasing to Allah subhanho to Allah and his messenger SallAllahu sallam. They did not ask which sin was big and which was small. They avoided sin because in their mind, it was not the quantum or nature of the disobedience. But who was being disobeyed. That was important.

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That is why then Allah subhanaw taala said the word believers, what we don't he meant the sahaba.

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So that it was the answer to my question, what should we do to help ourselves the quest the solution was clear as daylight be Muslims, as the Sahaba were Muslim, become standard bearers of Islam.

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I realized that it was necessary for us to go back to the basics and see how Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and his Sahaba practiced Islam in every aspect of their lives. And do the same with the hope that Allah subhanaw taala would then change our conditions. When he saw that we were ready to do his work and to give it proceeds over our own desires and pursuits. It is really quite simple. We are the ones who complicated for ourselves and then we suffer the Quran Kareem is quite clear the fact that the decisions of Allah subhanaw taala that are made with respect to our lives in this world are related to actions, good begets good and evil begets evil. Allah subhanaw taala said very clearly in

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sort of Rome Zahal facade of ill burry well Buhari Bhima Casa but ad Nasi leaves Zika homebuyer The Lizzie hamilo, la isla who Biagio Allah subhanaw taala said evil sin the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala and trial and tribulation and Messiah Iman masiva has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of people have earned hands of men have earned men is in this case, it's not a gender specific term. And so people

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buy their evilly bought the all of this stuff has come because of what they hand be marketable ID by customer ID NAS Allah did not say the original, I didn't ask. So what they have heard,

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by their actions,

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that Allah subhanaw taala may make them taste apart. Leo's Zita homebred Allah the avenue, that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, meaning May Allah make them taste,

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a part of the result, a part of the punishment for what they have done, so that they may turn to Allah subhanaw taala. Now, that that in itself is a huge

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sign of the Mercy of Allah subhanho. Also, Allah, that the Quran tells us that the solution lies within us. We got into this situation because of what we did. And the most empowering thing is to understand that we can therefore get out of it by changing our ways. So Allah subhanaw taala said in Allah, La yoga Yiruma be comin had yoga Yiruma be unforeseen. Allah America said, Allah. Verily, Allah will not change

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the good condition of our people as long as they don't change their state of goodness themselves. So

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it's very clear meaning that the reason why we have

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Have we are in the situation is because of our actions, and therefore how can we get out of the situation by changing our actions. And that is how

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the idea of becoming a standard bearer of Islam was born. I believe, therefore, that the solution to our problems today globally, is to return to the Sunnah of Rasulullah hizo select and be as the Sahaba were true to Islam, to the best of our ability. I agree we are weak and we ask for the help of Allah subhanaw taala but we need to do our part

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was Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry while Allah He was Soviet main but I want to get what I mean