Do your part

Mirza Yawar Baig


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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala shuffelin we were mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to see them. Because yeah.

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Oh my god, oh my brother and sisters. When I think about the life and times of the Sahaba Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi salam

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who Allah subhanaw taala set as the gold standard, against which we will all be measured as scholars Ratana for his protection from this, I'm struck by one thing, and that is with the quality passion and sincerity of the effort of the first of them who passed away before they saw success.

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People like some of them were Delano beleived ninja hashtag Delano Hamza Abdul Muttalib Adela sad been murdered Alana and many others.

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What resulted they see of the reverse? Just think about that.

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All these four which I mentioned do they all wear shades in

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So they did not see any of the photo ha they did not see the success of Islam. They did not see

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victory in battle. Right? Or bother they saw but other than that. Sad Benoit, Rolando. He was not shaving. He was shaved in the Battle of conduct, which was after that. But again, he didn't see for tobacco for example.

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What result they see yet, they never slacked in the efforts and continue to work with complete passion and dedication until the end. The How did they do that?

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How did they do that? How did they and how were they able to continue to work with passion and dedication without seeing any result?

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They did that because they focused on doing their part.

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They focus on doing their part they piece of it. Think about this in any great enterprise.

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There are apparently insignificant things. But sometimes the success of the enterprise depends on them. Right? the thing itself may not look like much. But it has a very important part to play in that interest. People don't really sometimes people don't realize that. And they

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they neglect it. And the whole enterprise suffers. There's a TV program about

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we broadcast analysis of plane crashes, aircraft crashes.

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One of the most one of the strangest and most unexpected stories in this was about a plane that crashed resulting in the deaths of all abroad all award because of one rivet in the week, because one rivet of the wing had come up and nobody paid attention to it. Now, nothing happened in the first flight thereafter, nothing happened even in a couple of flights after that. But then on one flight, the plane went through some severe turbulence and a piece of the wing metal piece of metal ripped off. And as they say the rest is history.

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Now what struck me in the story was, there are so many people died, only because one person did not do his part completely with quality. The job itself was perhaps not glamorous, obviously, how glamorous is the job of taking the rivets on a plate.

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Most critical jobs are not glamorous. After all think about this, how glamorous is the job the person who cleans sterilizes hospital equipment, yet the success of the operation, success of operations depends equally on the cleanliness of the instruments as on the skill of the surgeon. Sometime maybe even more, because many people die of post operative infection.

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Operation successful patient dead because they had it they got infected. And that infection happened because the somebody who was supposed to clean and sterilize the equipment didn't do the job properly. Think about this, how glamorous is the job of this of the school teacher? Yet? The future of the world depends on how well we teach our children in school.

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What prevents us from doing our part?

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It is how we view the world. We globalize a problem and we feel helpless and do nothing and justify that by saying what can I do? I'm only one person. Instead of that if you localize the problem and you say I'm one person, what can I do? That will make the difference between success and failure?

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globalizing a problem or feeling helpless is a cop out

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But we do that all the time.

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If somebody says, how will you solve the problem of

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global hunger?

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And the answer is I can't solve the problem go global. And I'm just one person.

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Even Elon Musk said to person, I was enough to feed everybody. I don't know if you did anything about that. Or certainly I can't write, what can I do? I can feed one person.

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Now question is, when I do that, and if I don't do that, I can talk till the cows come home, nothing's going to change.

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And you can apply this across the board. Can you educate all children? You cannot? Can you educate one child? Yes, you can.

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If we if we instead of saying, What can I do? I'm only one person. If you say I am one person, what can I do? It's a world of difference. Same words. It's just a question of the approach of the perspective.

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Here, there's a wonderful teaching story of this.

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You You've heard the story from him many times. It's it's a true story.

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Laura nicely, the writer who says that he was walking on the beach once, and he saw the beach was littered with starfish, and all kinds of debris because they had been a storm the previous night. And the beach was littered with all all sorts of stuff. And in that were a lot of starfish. So like this is as he walked along, he saw this boy in the distance, and he was picking up things from the beach and throwing them on into the water. So when I got close to him, I found that he was picking up starfish from the sand of the beach and throwing them into the water. So long as you like all good people, you see what is happening, but he has to ask the question. So he said to the boys, what

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are you doing? The boy said I he had a starfish in his hand. And he said,

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you know, starfish will, will dry out the room get water and they will die. So I'm throwing them back into the sea so that they can live or die. They says, you know, I laughed at the kid and I told the kid I said, look it look look all the causes, which you can't even count the number of starfish on this one beach, there are so many of them, right? God will 100,001. He said, If you think about this and say how many storms happen in the world? How many millions of square miles of beaches there the world or the oceans, the starfish in all oceans. And this is how many staff is well we must be thrown up. Every time there's a storm in the beaches. He says your one kid your one child here.

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You're throwing starfish into the sea. What difference does it make?

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What difference does it make why he was doing this?

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online this is the kid looked at me. He looked at a starfish in his hand. He threw it far into the waves. And he said it made a difference to that one.

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It made a difference to that one. Not I just said I walked away I worked for quite a while. He said then I turned around and I came back to that kid or that kid was still throwing the starfish into the sea, the minister office and Lord it said that I picked up a starfish. And I saw it into the sea and I picked up another one and he said I continue to pick up starfish and throw them into the sea along with that child

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for a long time.

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My brother and sister a massive value in the lives of every person come the time when a window opens and they can make a difference.

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Our window is opened up

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to succeed say to yourself what I do and that is my gift to you. It is my motto.

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And my motto My motto is I will not allow what is not in my control, to prevent me from doing what is in my control. I will not allow what is not in my control, to prevent me from doing what is in my control.

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I think this is the message I want to leave with you and ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to, to learn

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critical life lessons that we are able to learn from our

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from the Sahaba consolas and salam. O Allah subhanaw taala.

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You know, he caused us to be Muslim and he caused us to know the stories

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of these of these wonderful people so that we can mold our lives on the way that their lives are molded.

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The key thing is do your part

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messages, do your part. Whether it is checking for rivets

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in a plane, whether it is throwing starfish into the sea, whatever is your job do your part.

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That is the most important lesson that we can think about. Do your part

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us to do our part and to make that worthwhile for us in studio Aloka was Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was able to get on