Educate the Heart
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa
Rahmatullahi wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen. Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Steven Gosselin cathedra mavado mighty sisters, it is a great pleasure and honor to be invited by the Association of Muslim schools at Africa to speak at their conference on educating the heart.
This is something is going to be broadcast all over the world. And I asked Allah subhanaw taala to put fire in America and this, that this may be a means of spreading goodness, all around us.
I want to be brief.
And say to you that educating the heart consists of three critical steps, three critical steps
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data to lock luck. And a scientific temperament does care to knifes purification of the heart or purification of the self. That'd be a to lock lock, which is manners and a scientific temperament. The first one relates to the person's relationship with Allah Subhana Allah data his creator sustainer maintain
an aura to whom is our region. The second refers to the person's relationship with people social skills, everything to do with that. And the third one relates with a person's relationship to the world at large. His own life,
looking at himself in perspective, and learning lessons to take to take himself forward.
Let's start with the scatter knifes does give the knifes consists of two critical parts. One is to clean the heart of all negativity. Believe me, it starts very early. It starts at age one and two in the nursery. Where did where do you learn greed in the nursery? Where do you learn destructive competition? With if you fast forward 40 years, I have seen that in my consulting practice in family businesses
40s brothers and sisters fighting tooth and nail sometimes even with their own parents at when they are in their 40s. Where did that start? in the nursery?
Clean the heart of greed, of destructive competition, of cruelty, of lack of kindness, of lack of compassion, all negative things must be removed from the heart and that begins as early as you like. Where does prejudice begin? Where does racial racial racism where does it begin? racial discrimination? Where does it begin? in the nursery? There is a wonderful video of this little white girl in in the UK, and how she blames a black man for stealing the cookies in her house. The cupcakes in our house
How old is she? Less than two?
purification of the heart begins with cleaning it of all this garbage and filling it with the glory and magnificence of Allah Subhana
Allah subhanho wa Taala introduced himself through his column in his core Anil Kareem, where he spoke about his glory and majesty, idle kursi the ayat of last out of Serato hasher Serato leafless all the column of Allah subhanho wa Taala is geared to introduce him gela julabo to us, Allah introduced himself in the guy not and that is why I am I am making this video sitting outside in fall in the autumn season. In the United States. See the colors in this video see the blue of that sky with the with the strike and white clouds see the trees which have have which which are still green, those which have which are changing color, I've got this brilliant red thing which is called
a burning bush behind me all sorts of things in the changing of the colors in the alternation of the day in the night, in the in the way animals and birds behave in the way we ourselves behave in our emotions. Allah subhanho wa Taala signs are visible to those who have the eye to see, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for that. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned that in his canal, where is that all the villa he will show
in the vehicle the Sahaba Villa Villa de la de Alba, the ayat of surah de la liverani
Allah said in the in the, in the in the changing of the night in the day and the creation of the heavens heavens and the earth, there are signs for people of intelligence. The second part of the sky to knifes is to
bring our lives on the blessed sunnah of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa he was happy with setting up not just read the Syrah, but study the Syrah and apply the Syrah in our lives, to to train ourselves and our children to live our lives, according to the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who Allah Serrano that I sent as an example and as the best example, for all of creation, you have one of the finest teachers of that in Durban itself, as I say, Salma nadwi, the the the illustrious son of the illustrious father alarmists as well, Mr. nadwi, whose book Syrah to Navy is a classic manual on the on the study of the Syrah, make route to him, and and request him to
teach. I have written two books, leadership lessons from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and Sierra is the answer. Both of them are in English. And of course, the leadership lessons have been translated into five or six other languages, both of them are available and both of them are free, please refer to them study the Syrah and apply the Syrah in your in your in my life. Second point has to do with our relationship with the people. First one, our relationship with Allah. Second one relationship with people tarbiyah to Lukla, our manners I how we live, kindness and compassion being the number one point and the number one frame of reference for everything we say
and everything we do. How do we treat people are starting with our own families, our own parents, children, siblings, our extended families? And then how do we treat others? How do we treat those who work for us? How do we treat those we work for? How do we treat people on the street? How do we treat the public? How do we treat our surroundings? How do we treat the commons? How do we treat the resources that Allah has given us? How do we treat the lands in which we live? How do we how do we live in society in a way, which is beautiful, which is contributing, which is dignified, and which inspires people to take us as role models. This is the meaning of Serbia to Lukla. primary
importance in that especially for Muslim Muslims is admirable. They love the manners of disagreeing, because believe me, when we meet Allah, we will not be judged on how much we knew, we will be judged on what we did, we will be judged by our actions, there'll be a two o'clock is depends on other the law, how do we disagree? If children are going to see you cursing each other, if children are going to see you passing fatwas of cover on each other, that is what they will learn. Number three scientific temperament by scientific temperament I mean encourage curiosity, creativity, innovativeness, respect for dissent and disagreement, because that shows commitment, focus on
evidence, non superstition, critical analysis, the willingness to engage, absolute quality in everything we do, and metrics measuring everything, what we do not measure, we do not know what we do not know we cannot control what we cannot control, we cannot guarantee because stress defines cardiac health. Stress means to be able to function effectively, even in the presence of, of difficulty. We need for this, you need to change the why and the how of what of what of how we teach, why we teach, and how we teach, define the goals of teaching and commit to those goals. change the way we teach, and train and measure teachers. Please see my my videos on integrated
teaching. I want to end with my quote, which is that children listen with their eyes. Children, listen with their eyes. They don't care what you say, until they see what you do. I wish you all the best. And I hope you are able to create standard bearers of Islam who become role models for the world to look up to and to emulate what Salalah harana will carry him while he was a big brain erotica, or hamara. He mean, while hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.