Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
An introduction to the lecture series on the Leadership Lessons from the life of Rasoolullah(s) by Sh. Mirza Yawar Baig at the Masjid in Mahmood Habib Apts, Hyderabad, India. This is the part one of the introduction to the course.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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Allah Ronald, begins azura with the roval mocha tots, the meaning of which is known only to Allah Allah Allah. And then Allah subhanaw taala says, then the Gita even Allahu Allah as easy as easy lolly. The revelation of the book of the Quran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who is Allah Aziz? Well, Eileen is Exalted in Might and he knows everything.
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the acceptor of repentance, barbarism, vocabulary, Severe in punishment Shadi, a cop
and the owner of abundance, la isla, whoa, la Hill mercy and there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhana wa Tada. And to him is our return to Him is our destination.
There was a man in the during the time of arrival Katara delanco there was a man who used to
come to him and he used to bring
some he had some farm or something. So he used to bring some vegetables and so on for me and so then he was a friend of his, and after some time,
this man stopped coming. So some people is aware of this man. So they said he has
fallen into bad ways, and he is drinking alcohol and is doing various things. So, he is afraid to come before you.
So, what I
wrote out this, I
he wrote this out on a piece of paper and he said go and give it to him.
So, the man,
he took this
message from the army, and he gave it to this man.
And after two or three days, the man came to see it as an hour.
See, the thing I always remind myself and you is
that this column of Allah subhanho wa Taala
for the savar is one layer image when it was a real thing.
It was not something that they resided for Baraka or something that was, they didn't for Saba or something, it was
a column, what do we mean? mean speech right.
So, and this is the column, this is the, it is a living thing.
It is a secret Allah subhanaw taala.
And we have unfortunately turned it into a sort of dead formula that we recite.
Whereas the mcsa of the loser of the Kalam of Allah
is to bring about change
is to create change in the hearts of people
is to create change in the lives of people.
And the Sahaba understood desert and the Sahaba used it in that way.
And that is why there was the Baraka of the column of Allah subhanaw taala in their lives.
So, this man, he saw this thing and he said, Thank you for giving me hope.
See, who says,
supposed to be so hard and this and that, but see, the understanding of the carnival was one of them.
So, when they heard that this vironment said
that this man who was drinking Ozon he did not send people to Paris to bring him here, and we will, you know, start the head on him and you know, beat him or something or lashing 100 lashes, he didn't do any of that.
He didn't even tell him to stop doing that.
He did not even tell him tell him don't think
he just sent him the Corolla.
That man also in the middle of all that drinking or whatever,
the connection with Allah subhanaw taala still strong. The sin is not because of rebellion not because of our sin is because of some weakness, they are all weak.
So the message of the parent is a message of hope.
The message of forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Ravi zombie vocabulaire.
Allah is the one who forgives the sins and who accepts Toba.
And we should make our we should make our Frequently because we sin frequently. So if you sin frequently, why must we not make them more frequently?
And then Allah subhanaw taala said My God, lluvia de la, la la la vena cava. Allah says no one disputes concerning the ayatollah except those who disbelief so do not be deceived by their movement throughout the land.
Today, when we see the people who do not run our data, they seem to have the money and all they own all the banks and they own all the armies and they own all the money and the wealth and so on and so on.
Don't be deceived by all this. Do not be deceived by the uninhibited movement in the land.
Don't start yearning for that. Don't say Oh, I wish I was like this.
No mo no hint. Min. One, as Allah said the people of know Ali Salaam denied Allah subhanho wa Taala. The people denying Alice today is nothing new. It's nothing big which is nothing strange. This has happened before.
The people of New AlHassan denied Allah subhanaw taala before these people before the rush, and they were the people today and the before the people till the Day of Judgment
and the disbelieving factions after them. So whoever it is believed in Allah subhanaw taala that the Confederates they're the people groups of people who live
Night allows America and every nation intended a plot for their messenger to seize him.
Allah subhanaw taala said everyone tried to kill the enemy. Everyone tried to destroy them.
And they disputed by using falsehood that lies to attempt to invalidate, thereby the truth
that Allah said, so I seized them.
So I seize them.
And how terrible was my punishment? Okay, if I can
help protect us from his punishment. And then as Roger said, and that's the word of Europe, came into effect upon those who disbelieved, and they are companions of the hellfire.
And then, is beautiful eyes and that's the reason I was reading it today. So I said, Let me begin today with this insha Allah put her in this verse. Allah subhanaw taala said,
Allah, Vina, halona are
those Menaka who carry the throne of Allah subhanaw taala. Woman Hala who and those around it, use up the hoonah we have the recipe him they exalt and glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala will with praise of their rock.
While you may know NaVi, and they believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala
and ask forgiveness for those who have believed.
I just want you to think about this. Who are the Malacca What do we know about the Malika can a can any one of the Malacca to the Malacca have their own will
to the angels Can they do something on their own? I did I decide to make this do this rather know the melodica are like robots whatever is programmed to them they do it.
monocle mouth is sent to take the life of a small beautiful baby who was born to parents after 25 years of marriage and they may die and they made what they made where they made. And when this child is now three months old, six months old, it is the color of Allah subhanaw taala that this child is to be his life is to be taken mmamoloko multicentre monokuma does not say Allah but you know for things they prayed so much for this and they are going to feel that and you know only give them let this child be Why don't I take the life of this old man you know,
whatever is the hook of of Allah Allah Allah Allah Malaika carried out. So when Allah subhanaw taala is saying that these Malaika and who are the Monica
among the Malaika also there are
also there are numerous Allah has a different daraga the Hamelin of our Chava different doctors and so on.
month that is mentioning which was
yummy Luna lush, the Malika Ward the arch of Allah Jalla wa, and Monica who are making the life of the arch of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And what do these Mallika do a lot better than I said they asked forgiveness for the believers.
Save the malayaka asking forgiveness for the believers, what do we understand how are they doing that?
Yes, because of the hokum of Allah
is Allah subhanaw taala telling them to make dua and ask for the forgiveness of Zambia.
When we say believers, everybody's included, but when we say they are asking for the forgiveness of the believers, forgiveness of who?
People like me who need the forgiveness
of Allah subhanho wa Taala orders is valid.
Ask for forgiveness for the believers.
don't get tired, who don't sleep, who don't say well you know, I have been in shelter for enough now I get up I know when Allah subhanaw taala says ask forgiveness, who will continue to ask forgiveness until the next token of Allah.
And Allah did not say in the column
did not say in the color, the duration for which they will ask forgiveness.
Reflect on this brothers and sisters.
They ask forgiveness for the believers until this tragedy says
how can we thank Allah?
How can we make sure Allah subhanaw taala
see the mercy of Allah.
See the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah tala said they ask forgiveness for the believers.
insha. Allah was done until we started with what Allah
had. Who is this Allah?
Allah, Rafi Rosa de Vaca voluto.
This is the one forgive sins. This is the one who accepts Toba. And this is the one who orders is my like
to make dua for the forgiveness of those who believe and for the forgiveness of those who are stubborn.
And what do they say? How do they ask forgiveness?
What do they say? They say our up Ravana
our up. You have encompassed everything in mercy and your knowledge. So forgive those who have repented and followed your way and protect them from the punishment of the hellfire.
a barrage Nabina We ask Allah subhanaw taala
to save us from the Hellfire, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to
help us by His quota.
So these balaka have been instructed to ask forgiveness in these words.
Accept the Toba of those who are metal
and forgive them and save them from the Hellfire and then
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our up and admit them into gardens of perpetual residence gardens, which they will never be turned away from. Once you enter the agenda, there is no coming out of the gentleman
which you promise them and who ever was righteous amongst their fathers?
Allah subhanaw taala include our parents and our grandparents and all those who came before us among the righteous inshallah
include with them, their ancestors, their parents and grandparents and so on their fathers
whoever was is whoever was not who was a Muslim inshallah and their spouses and their children
so inshallah, in the agenda
May Allah make make it such that we will be in the agenda with our parents and grandparents and our forefathers, and with all those who come after us, and with our spouses.
And then Allah does indeed it is you, who is Exalted in Might, and wise,
Rocky, he will say yet
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and protect them from the evil consequences of their deeds.
My brothers sisters, I remind myself when you that actions have consequences in this dunya as well as the
please don't imagine that actions is Zinnia. There are consequences only there are no the consequences in the dunya what after a good action produces good consequences.
And an evil action produces evil consequences in the dunya. And so Monica megadroid, saying protect them from the evil consequences of their deeds, and he whom you protect from evil consequences on that day, the day of judgment, you will have given him mercy and that is that
that is the greatest of success.
Achieve Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanaw taala
for his mercy and we ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept our gathering here for his sake. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to benefit us from the knowledge that we are about to talk about
so that we can bring this into our lives. As you know, the whole focus of our classes here is not
merely disbursement of information, but it is to help us to understand this beautiful Deen of ours in such a way that we are able to practice it. You ask Allah subhanaw taala for his mercy inshallah. The title of today's
lectures fundamental principles of leadership
from the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I want to begin with this quote,
that we must learn to understand that
to be disciplined is not a choice, because we must all suffer from one of two things, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
So either one of these, so if you don't want to take the pain of discipline, then one day there is a there will be time for regret and we ask Allah to protect us from that because that is a terrible thing.
As I've said many times before, the saddest words in the Quran,
in Sorocaba, Allah Satya at
And in other places, also your latency has gone up.
in Surabaya, the meaning of that is the one who denied Allah will say if only gelatin is evenly and he says If only I were dust
is then the level of his despair. It says that he's not even asking for the forgiveness of Allah anymore. He just say I wish I was just I wish I didn't exist. But the problem with saying if only is that the time is gone. There's no point in saying if only that time has gone around hamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala has given us life. And as long as we are breathing, as long as the curtain has not opened, as long as they arrive has not become visible.
As long as the malayaka have not come, the door of our eyes open. The door of Dawa is open 24 hours day and night. And therefore the intelligent one is the one who makes
the intelligent one is the one does. The intelligent one is the one who remembers his death most often. Why? Because the moment he remembers his death, what does he do? He makes.
And that's why the intelligent one is the one who makes Toba most often
as much as possible.
And that's the reason why
I want to begin with this that we must all suffer from one of two parents one of two things, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret,
Food for Thought we are living today in very trying times.
Very difficult times very
confusing times, very complex times.
I believe that we are living at a time of a crossroads in history.
Now, these times of crossroads in history are times of great instability.
But for that reason, because of the instability for a short time,
the foundations of the structures of society are shaken.
And because of that,
the small efforts, the building effort of a single man or woman, or a small group of people can change the path of destiny
given into the hands of a small group of people to do something, which can bring about great changes. Now once that crossroads of history is over,
and a new system comes into force, then it is very, very difficult to bring about change. So you might have ideas and so on so forth. But change doesn't happen very often. Now and hamdulillah vizilite, Allah Allah subhanaw taala has caused us to live today at a time where we are in the position to make some change. But the key thing is to know where to go. Make what change,
make some changes, right? Well, what what is the change you want to make? Do we have a plan? Do we have a strategy?
We are seeing the effects of various things that are happening in the world. For example, we saw what happened in Egypt,
where there was a revolution. And Hussein Barack was thrown out of power. And everybody was, you know the whole world said the Arab Spring and this and that.
And people said a great change is going to happen and all sorts of things.
But today you see where where they are and what has happened is not exactly the same.
Only the title on the door the name of the door has changed. Nothing else has changed. Why? Because there is no strategy there is no plan.
And that is why when people if you don't have a plan for yourself, then Believe me someone else has a plan for you.
And that's exactly what happened.
A revolution happened a lot of people struggled
work very hard, they put themselves at risk, people died and so on so forth. But who benefited those people?
Someone has benefited. Why? Because that someone else had a plan.
Whereas these people who were in court spontaneously reacted,
I had no plan.
And that is why I remind myself when you will, it's very important for us to think about our own lives and think about our future.
And the best model for that is the model of Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah He was I was
the model of aerosolized, SLM is based on five things.
And the foundation of those five things is one thing.
And that one thing is the word extraordinary.
And we'll look at all of these inshallah the five things extraordinary fit,
an extraordinary goal,
extraordinary commitment to that goal,
and extraordinary team to carry on an extraordinary quality in delivery of what he was going to do.
So let us look at each of these. First of all, why extraordinary what is extraordinary in the first place. Extraordinary is something which is not normal, something which is abnormal in a positive way.
And that's very important to have that in mind. That extraordinary is something that is abnormal in a positive way.
One of the consequences of being extraordinary or thinking extraordinarily or doing or attempting to do something extraordinary is that
within quotes, normal people will think you're crazy.
And that's my,
my meter for my life.
Anytime people think that I'm being normalized that worrying
when people think I'm crazy that I think I'm on the right track, because that's how it that's what's supposed to happen.
If normal people think you are normal, something is not that
extraordinary is something which frightens people also.
Because people don't want to take risk.
And when you want to take risk, people try to hold you back
and they try to hold you back not because
something will happen to them.
But because of another very important thing.
And that thing is
that every one of us we are born
Everyone is born an idealist talk to a five year old kid and he wants to change the world talk to a 10 year old kid he still wants to change the world.
But as we grow,
we tend to his idealism tends to get knocked.
And we start going on a slight
so we start off with with great ideas, you know, talk to somebody who's just come out of like, for example, regionals come out of law school.
So I don't know where on the slide he is now, but when he came out of law school at that time, you ask him, what do you think? What do you want to do?
Is no I want to establish justice on the face of the earth.
Right. So now is seniors and they do
not establish justice or the visit Mashallah.
You want to establish justice on the face of the other you and who else?
Then some of the kind ones will take him to the tea shop.
In the High Court dosa Come, come have a cup of tea.
Have some tea.
And they will tell you that all the justice on the face of the earth and all that. No problem. You go and sit in the standard image give up on that but instead decide court. Right? Forget about all this.
But then, you know, he is idealist. He just came out of law school. Good parents brought him up well, and so on, so forth. So ideas are there. So he said no, no, I love the tea, but I can't let this go.
So what does he do? He is fighting a case now he speaks the truth and he does this and he does that. And people try to advise him and they say you know why not? This Why not? That?
is a no no, no, none of this advice. I will say what I have to say because we have established justice on the face of the earth.
So then what happens when
he gets knocked is he loses this
because the judges taking the judges on speed is on speed money or something.
So after a couple of knocks,
what happens to him from being idealistic? Where does he go?
He starts becoming realistic.
He's still optimistic he hasn't become realistic yet. Is it optimistic? So when people tell him he's a robot, you know, this one case, but you know, my next guess
maybe he'll he'll do better next time.
And all those advisors, they keep telling him,
wake up, man, grow up, man, you know, you're still wet the ideas and so on.
I will stand for the truth.
But the locks of this world, they do not stop.
So they keep on happening.
And gradually, if you allow themselves from being idealistic, is still optimistic, then it starts becoming realistic.
What is called realistic
even at that point in time, when he's having these arguments with his friends in the shop,
you know, one day we will tell them, you know, I went to this, that's and
never said, this. Peoples a man that is his job, you know?
What do you expect him to say?
Don't worry about our back, Don't listen to him.
Now he's deviated.
Don't listen to him.
So if you allow themselves
he goes too optimistic, then it becomes realistic, then he starts becoming pessimistic.
after pessimistic, he becomes one of the advisors. He becomes a cynic.
And he also made me start making all these smart cracks, which gets a lot get a lot of laughs.
And then the bottom of the pit, the indifferent.
People say see this great injustice, which is happening?
It happens everywhere.
What am I supposed to do?
In the front?
I'm talking about why people, if you try to be extraordinary why people will think you're crazy Why people will push back and why people will oppose you.
But remember one thing, where did we all start
Everyone has a flame of idealism in their hearts.
And that flame will die. When you die.
It will not die until the day you die.
You can dampen it will turn down the gas.
From a flame it can be a little glow. But it will be there.
And the reason people push back
is because when you when they see you being idealistic, when they look into your eyes, they don't see you. They see an image of themselves like they were one day.
They remember those days.
His seniors will remember the day when they had come out of law college.
And he will remind them of that.
And they don't like to see what they have done to themselves.
So what do they try to do? They try to put him down to their level.
And if he comes down to the level then everything is always Well, fine.
We are all in the same
But you know, extraordinary people. idealistic people are funny creatures.
They're funny creatures.
They match to a tune which only they can hear the
rest of the world cat here.
So he will continue to try to establish justice on the face of the earth as long as he lives.
No matter what happens
no matter what happens, he will continue.
And that is something that people never tried.
But you know what?
Only the idealistic is inspiring.
Woodley the extraordinary is inspiring.
Nobody is inspired by trash.
Only sheep followership
no one else
and that's the reason why it's very important to be extraordinary and to remain extraordinary.
And also Allah is Allah wa sallam was extraordinary.
He was not extraordinary. I'm not saying is extraordinary because he was an abbey of Allah and I believe in him know, as a man who was extraordinary.
As a leader, he was extraordinary.
The greatest recommendation for somebody comes not from his supporters,
but from people who are not supporters.
And this was the nature of the of the life of Mohammed Salazar, this
Alphonse de la Martin.
He was a desert as a college by his in his name in Lucknow as well. lomatium College. He was a educationist and he was a
he was a historian.
And he made a wonderful statement. It's one of the best statements that I've ever read about the life of Elijah Salah.
He said, A greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius who would dare to compare any great man in history with Mohammed, Salah Larissa
see the see the words very nice words. The man says, If greatness of purpose,
smallness of means,
and astounding results. If these three are the criteria of human genius, who would dare to compare any great man in history with Muhammad Sallallahu
did not a statement or one of the xaba it's not a statement of Islam. It's a statement of a Frenchman, Astoria, who was not even Muslim.
And that's why I said that.
It's only the extraordinary or inspiring
because only they
walk on when the rest have fallen by the wayside.
And that's why
when the idealistic and the extraordinary refuse to be pulled out, and they continue to march on,
you will find that gradually
the died down the half dead flames in the hearts of the others start getting lighted.
And people rediscover themselves. And people rediscover the energy in their own hearts. Because that man or that woman was walking out there shows them not only that, I was like that one day, but it also shows them that I can still become like that if I want
and then you will find slowly that people start following them.
And then there was two or three and 10 and 15 and then 1010 1000 and a million.
The key is to remain idealistic. The key is to remain extraordinary.
To be extraordinary, therefore, one must do what nobody else does. Not because you want to impress anybody.
But because when you do that, they will be able to see that it is possible for them also to do the same.
I always tell people, it's impossible to inspire anybody.
People say no, please give us a motivational lecture. Letter People there's no such thing.
You cannot motivate people.
You cannot do something to be able to motivate them.
The example I give people I say that a candle does not do something to a room to light it.
The candle lights itself
Because the candle is true to itself, the room lights up.
And therefore, if one aspires to lead, one must do more than merely exist.
Breathing is not a sign of life.
Even somebody who was bred that still beats
Yes, and some people are brain dead, even though they're walking.
Finally, to be extraordinary,
the leader must constantly pit himself against his own assumptions and self imposed boundaries.
As I always say, the chains are in the mind.
The chains are not on your feet.
The chains are in the mind.
I don't know how many of you have, but I used to live in the
the tea plantations in South India.
there was a elephant training camp.
In the forest where I used to live
there is to train for a department is to train elephants for timber extraction work and all that. So I went to see that camp one day.
And I saw this huge bull elephant is very dark colored. I mean, they are, they are elephants elephants are dark, but there's one particular job of black huge victus.
And he was tied in a stall
with a coconut quire coconut fiber rope,
thick rope but coconut flour.
And he was tied by one of his hind legs.
And anyone Have you ever seen an elephant die? This is not this is not a new seat. I mean, in India, you see this, you go to any of those tables at dinner, you will see them and wherever elements are right. The leg which is tied the which on the leg of which the rope is that leg, the elephant does not move.
And as you know, elephants don't stand still they keep sort of swaying from side to side. But his particular leg on which there is a rope, the elephant keeps it stationary. And it swings and swings and swings and swings.
I asked one of those guys, how is it that you can't break this with that elephant is I've seen those elephants working. They do they use them for teak, timber extraction.
What they do is just to give you an idea of how it works is a beautiful thing to go and see.
each one with several times. Huge victories. They tie a rope on the lock. And they give the rope to the elephant in his mouth. Gentleman actually bites on the rope.
And a huge tea log which is you know, maybe 20 feet long. It just just like this with its neck and the lock comes like this
like a pencil.
And then they load trucks with those locks. So it puts its tusks under the lock. It puts the trunk over the lock, just like they just lift it like this and puts it exactly in that truck where the divots on that. And as he signals with his feet, the elephant puts the log he had just said move it there so on until it is
now an animal with that kind of strength. That rope which is dying it
if it just moves its leg it will rip out the rope and the peg and everything else.
It doesn't even have to try to break that rope. But it does not try it on its leg is anchored to the ground.
You know why that happens I'm talking about the changes are in the mind.
It all goes down to how elephants are trained.
What they do is when this elephant is a calf, when it's a little more like this,
they die the elephant with the same rope.
Now at that age when he is well, he does not have the strength to break that rope. So he's tied with the rope and he finds the rope and he pulls it and kicks and pulls and shoves and everything else but doesn't break because the rope now is struck.
And they continue to try that elephant with the same rope
as the elephant grows, and now it's a huge bull elephant four tons in weight.
But somewhere in this growth in his development he decided that this rope cannot be broken.
So he stopped trying.
So even now when he is that size and weight, when he can break that rope like a piece of string.
break them up. Why not? Because he can't break the rock? Because he will not try.
Jane has been transferred from his leg to his break.
The system of training
consists of transferring the chips from the legs to the mind.
And those of you asked me, How do I generate these out of the popular solid public?
This has never been said before.
And that's the reason why it is.
As I say, there's nothing sublime in Britain need to be less than you are.
There is obviously a line where you don't want to go into the area of boasting
and into the area of doing things to show people. But at the same time, there is no sense and no point in pretending to be less than what you are because of Allah subhanaw taala gave you certain qualities that Allah Allah gave you certain mistakes, then the wise thing and the good thing is to use them for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Because when you
do the best that you can do,
you mentally remove the chains from the minds of other people. And they feel free also to do the best that they can do.
And that's why I say people need leaders, they can look up to not down not
talking about the extraordinary nature of HR. So
I want to read for you the story of
what happened with the Roman Emperor heraclius.
The Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire,
also called by that
sent yahaya Yeah, I'll be rhodiola one
with a letter to the to heraclius of Byzantium.
He sent letters to the
the head of the Coptic church, the mu caucus of Egypt, and he sent a letter to the king of Iran to the to the kisara. And he sent the letter to the king of Yemen and he sent a letter to heraclius of Byzantine, the Roman Empire the Roman Emperor.
The letter was delivered was taken by yahaya al kalbi Rolando.
Allah was a very, very handsome man.
And in the Sierra, it says that when Gibraltar is Salam used to come in human form, he would take the form of yoga.
So yeah, he was like this. He was very handsome man and Jabez Elisa was to come in is from when he came in, in a human form.
And he took the letter of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to the Roman Emperor. So when and this is what the letter said, the letter said In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and beneficent Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Messenger of Allah, to heraclius, the great one of the Romans.
Please be on those who follow the right guidance. I call you to believe in Islam, accept Islam, and you will be safe. And Allah Subhana Allah will give you double the rewards.
But if you decline, you will bear the responsibility for your people also in disbelief.
So when heraclius got his letter,
he read the letter and he said, turn Sham upside down
and bring me some people from the people of this band.
So is it who is Mohammed Who are these people? Is it done this whole place upside down? Bring me some people.
Now, they said they saw the soldiers went out searching and they found Abu Sofia, at that died before pre Islam. And he was in Gaza. He was doing some trading in Palestine in Gaza. And so they got rolled over to here and he got hold of his companions, and they brought him to Atlas
heraclius ordered the men of Abu sufian to stand behind him. So he told us he had come forward. He told them and stand behind him. And he said to the men, he said if he lies, I'm going to ask him some questions. And if he is telling lies that you make a signal to me, so the men are standing behind, I was there for the alarm.
Service Vivian says this is narrated by Abelardo he said I have never met a man more astute, more clever and intelligent than this one. That this guy
heraclius He said, I knew my men would not betray me before him. I mean, he can say, because I know but I know my man will not do that. He said, but I am a man of honor and dignity myself and I didn't want to tell lies before the
xyo they will not betray me to him, but I don't want to live before I met, because, you know, I it's not my. And he said, also, I was afraid that if I they may not tell heraclius but they will tell other people.
And I would become known as a liar.
Now, among the Arabs, even to this day, the worst curse that you can curse an Arab is to call him because
if you tell him You are a liar, that's the worst thing you can do other things he is not we will not be so offended but if you tell him You are a liar, the very offended because this is part of the Arab culture.
Alhamdulillah pre Islam also a video of people who were very, you know, in their dealings and are very truthful, a word of a man was in Islam, again, the word of somebody is the binding thing in the deal. There is a mistaken impression today in our where we say, oh, but you know, that is not in writing.
Even the thing in the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala in Surah Baqarah is that are there any names on the either the longest I have ever
recorded and have witnesses, that I is not meant to say the recorded and have witnesses, because somebody might tell lies? No, that is only to record the deal. Also, for people who come afterwards, who are not part of that whole thing, when it happened, and so on. So you want to record the deal to make sure that things are details are not forgotten.
The word of a Muslim is his honor, the word of a Muslim is his bind is his bond. And this was the case with the Arabs. So I was against it. I didn't want to tell lies, not only not because I was afraid that they will betray me to Atlas, but because I didn't want them to go and tell people that you know, this band telco license.
So heraclius now has apostle john standing there. And he started asking questions.
So he said, who is Mohammed
supposed to answer I said, who was idle gossip?
Now well, I said, I said that he is a magician and he's a liar.
So Heraclitus said, I am not interested in your opinion. He said, I'm not interested in hearing cursing.
So just answer my question. I want you to tell me about him.
So I was decided, you know, you're talking to the king of the Romans, who is not
it's not an ordinary man you're talking to so let me stick to the facts.
So then, Heraclitus said what sort of family line is does he have among you
said his ancestry is distinguished because he's recovered from the aristocracy.
heraclius says, was any of his forefathers a king?
apostle john says, No. heraclius says, has anyone among you come out with a similar claim a claim of nobility before him? I was Avengers No.
Then Heraclitus says do the majority of his followers belong to the aristocracy? Or are the poor people I was advanced as the majority of his followers are poor people.
Then Heraclitus says, Are they on the increase or decrease?
And had I and I was against as they are on the increase?
Then anaklia says, Does anyone have them turn away from his D from his religion after accepting it? Do you have anyone who will become more?
I was events as No.
Because you have incident after incident after incident, wsava were tortured and killed and everything but they did not give up their religion.
Then heraclius says, Have you ever known him to tell a lie before he started to make this claim?
Who is he asking this question? Just think about it. Put yourself in the place. He is he's asking his questions to the most dedicated enemies of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam among the hora Gz asking this to the head of the Quran and delanco until Fatah, maka was the most single minded dedicated enemy of Russell Russell.
So he's saying was he and where did I was? When he said who is Mohammed? What did he say? He said was iruka he said he is a magician he's a liar. Now Abu is asking the same question to say Did you Did he was he known to tell a lie before this particular incident when he claimed to be a prophet? What does that say? What should he have said? He just called him a casa because yeah, he's a he's a liar. He lies all the time. You should say that. No, no, he can't say
Because that is not a fact. Savas, Ian says, he asked him was Did he ever say Did you ever know him to lie before he started to make this claim? That says no.
Then he then he asked him, is it easy given to treachery?
Does he promise something and do something else? Does he break a promise? Is he given to treachery?
Now this whole incident is happening after
Sabbath again says, No,
but we have just now an agreement with him. But I don't know what he will do after it.
And later on, I was again says that was the only thing which I was able to slip it
is like to damage the reputation somehow, and he's helpless he can.
He cannot damage the reputation of his worst enemy.
So is that somehow was one little thing I tried to slip it in.
Heraclitus says have you ever fought him? That was invented? Yes. heraclius is how did it go?
I was the answer. Sometimes he wins. Sometimes we win.
heraclius says, what kind of things does he asked you to do? What kinds of commandments does he give you?
The answers he tells us to worship Allah alone, without ascribing divinity to anyone else. He tells us not to follow the religion of our fathers. He tells us to pray to be truthful and chest and to be kind to our fellow human beings. Can you imagine? This is the worst enemy of
God, what what is the what is it? What is it going to say?
About being extraordinary?
Then alakina said,
Now having questions are answered now miraculous heraclius is giving his judgment. He said he said exactly says you said he enjoys distinguished ancestry.
This is the case with all prophets and messengers. You said nobody made such a claim among you before him. So I cannot say that he is imitating anyone.
You also denied that any of his forefathers was a king. So he's not the claimant of a kingdom. He says he's not doing this because he wants to become king. You also said that he was not known to tell a lie before he came out with this message. Well, I know that he would not start by lying about Allah
says this is the first lie he's going to tell is not going to be about
the fact that his followers are on the increase is always associated with true faith until it is complete.
You also mentioned that no one turns away from his religion after having embraced it. This is the characteristic of true faith, when its light shines in people's hearts.
You also denied that he was treacherous, and no messenger of Allah was treacherous. You also told me that he called upon you to believe in the oneness of Allah, to pray to be truthful and chaste. If what you have told me is true. And this is the king of the Roman saying this.
He says, If what you have told me is true, then he will have supremacy right here where I stand.
I knew his time was due.
But I did not think that he would belong to your people.
And he said, had it been in my power, I would have certainly taken the trouble to meet him and to wash his face, wash his feet.
And after this letter was read, I was very upset.
When he said what he said when he finished reading the letter, the noise in the court became so loud. So we were driven out. And I said to my people, this affair has gotten to the point where he even scares the king of the pill skins. Thereafter, I was convinced that he would prevail. and thereafter Allah subhanaw taala drew me into Islam heraclius This is the cousin of Allah subhanaw taala heraclius then tried to tell his patriarchs, he was Christian. He was trying to tell his bishops that they should accept Islam but they got very angry. So he told them that he was only testing them in their faith. He was afraid for his kingdom.
And I was again says that sweat was falling from the forehead of a reckless when the letter was being read to him. He knew what the truth was, but did not have the courage to accept it. He told someone if I could reach Muhammad, I would have done so. But he feared for his kingdom and he didn't accept Islam. heraclius however, then sent
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the power of being extraordinary
why extraordinary? Because good enough. Never is.
My brothers and sisters
Welcome to the next one which is extraordinary faith.
And the many of you many of you have heard this quote from me before of Barbara winters
where she describes faith in this very nice way.
When she says that when you come to the end, what is faith is when you come to the end of the light of all that you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown.
Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen. There will be something for them to stand on. Or you will be taught how to fly.
Beautiful, saying above our witness. That's how I was gonna say Romania tequila hasta la vaca
Amitabha Kala Evo as in Surah, in Surah, de la, the second or third ayah
Allah says the one who has stuck on Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala will will extract him from his difficulty will solve his problem for him. Where lo COVID Hazel is a man will provide him from sources that he couldn't imagine. Romania tawakkol Allah Allah He for her husband and the one who was talkin Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Allah will become sufficient for him.
This is the beauty of taqwa. I keep saying let us try to build our code in our lives. Why? Because if you have dog Allah subhanaw taala you don't need anybody else.
Doesn't matter whether people like you that dislike you Makes no difference. There was not a single if people dislike you and you are on the truth then remember you are following the suit of the NBA.
Because there was not a single lovey who was like every Nabhi was disliked.
They have their followers,
but the mass majority of their people there is like them.
So what what did what does that mean? Does it mean that it was false? No. As long as you are on that, it does not matter. Public opinion is worthless. people's approval is worthless and people's disapproval is also worthless.
And that's why I remind myself when you work only and only to please Allah subhanaw taala Don't worry about anybody else.
And if people malign you, if people criticize you if people slander you are hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen
because they give their good deeds to you and asked why should you complain?
That is good to get it for free. And remember what I was about as it
was it was me Salah Salah was also being flooded, who was also being maligned. What did Allah told him?
What hedgerow Mahajan jameelah
leave them quietly don't respond. Don't argue don't counter statement is that nothing. Just move aside. Leave them hedger and jameelah. Move aside in a nice way. And then what Allah say
was our naval mikaze vena cava Tama Hill home karela. In Allah de gallo.
What I was doing when I Lima
was Ernie while Lucas DB was I let me deal with the
the column of Allah subhanaw taala. how Allah subhanaw taala speaks to
me to them was Ernie while buka Devi
jameelah Let me deal with them.
What happens if Allah Allah says will bind them and change and we'll throw them into the hellfire.
Faith is to believe this to take the message of Allah Allah Allah without fear anywhere in the world.
And you cannot do that unless you are connected with Allah subhanaw taala. Otherwise,
consciously or unconsciously, we get affected by people. If somebody criticizes us, we feel bad, you feel small, even if somebody prays Mashallah, Mashallah.
The protection of feeling hurt from criticism is not to feel good from praise.
That is a prediction. If you don't want criticism to hurt you, don't go looking for praise
As long as you allow praise to raise you up, criticism will bring you down.
That's natural human nature that if somebody praises you feel good. If somebody criticizes you, certainly there is some amount of, you know, hurt. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about getting into a depression and feeling bad and leaving the work which happens to people there is a what's the point nobody listens
to what I think of new la sala 950 years who listen to it.
who listen to one man
key and his family wife, two wives children. Nobody his whole life was the people of
Ghana oma. He said, My Ibrahim is Aziz Duma.
Who is the man himself. Why? Because the deeds of Ibrahim alayhis salam are like the deeds of a whole ummah.
And this is what was shown by enemy sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. City notice the words of Barbara winters. She doesn't say faith is believing. She says faith is knowing
the difference between a man and he again
you may know Nabeel right.
And then what will ask him that you can own
a man will arrive and yaqeen in the era what is the
Charles Martin has also meant already mentioned human readable by then what is the need for saying what will after the overview
what is the difference between Mr. And your key
words do you heard this many times?
Mr. And Jackie is what he again is that which creates action.
emotion is the knowledge and the will
is when it affects me directly.
And the example I always give us Do you know that Hyderabad is an airport? Yes, you have the money as I
said about what he will do.
So, do what
what am I supposed to do? I know where the airport is, I believe there is an airport.
But supposing you are going to Sweden tomorrow in America tomorrow or somewhere tomorrow and ask you know the airport Yes, you know the way to the river, what you will do you have a whole plan tomorrow morning at this time I believe my house would have to be at the airport at this particular time every 45 minutes. You got a whole plan Why? Because now you are sure I have to go there.
And therefore if we say that we have yaqeen on the afra
what is the proof? What am I doing in my life for that?
And that is that that is the meaning here where it says faith is true. No faith is up not only my image the first step, but the step has to transcend the step has to develop the step has to become
to know to believe with complete certainty, without the possibility of doubt.
well as in armano, sama Nambiar
were the believers, they are people who believed and then they did not doubt
once we believe we will
never any doubt
because that is the thing which enables you to take risk.
We cannot rely on something about which we are not sure.
Not logically it's not possible. How can you rely on something when you are not sure.
You rely only on that which you are sure
about which you are sure.
And that is why
knowing is to be able to step off the edge knowing that you will not be allowed to crash.
And that instead you will step on to another level of awareness and connection with Allah subhanho data that you never thought possible.
That is the meaning of your hidden and that's why I keep on saying that your dad Your dad told me that's where you build your gain on Allah subhanho wa Taala by starting in the night before Allah when there is no other sound nothing. Start before Allah it is you and Allah. The famous quote of
law which I've quoted many times before
the handler is standing
before he begins is Elijah Allah. There are only two
Who are awake? says you and me says the whole world has got the sleep is even the stars I've got to sleep so only two are awake says you on your ass and me here on this masala here in this world
this is a connection This is the app talking to is Rob
there's no need to get into some scientific program of digital after all in Australia it was it was sunlight so people were awake in Australia and America some monkey was dumping on some tree or something.
No, you're talking about the connection of the abdomen.
And this connection is very important for us to understand because this is this was the the the the design and the thing of the people of the holy Allah, the people of Allah
where they spoke to the rabbi and the many times I've said this many times in our classes, you know, do you have a conversation with a law? Doctor?
You should talk to him. Why don't you talk to?
How many of you and I are sitting together? Will you not talk to me? Will I not talk to you? If I if I talk to you? Will you not answer? Yes.
And I am not how you look at you. I am not
i am i'm not only mobility sudo.
Silly talk to me because you think I understand what you're saying? Maybe I understand maybe I'm not interested? Who knows.
But Allah Subhana
Allah knows and Allah subhanho data knows the intention and even before the intention comes into place, Allah subhanaw taala knows what that intention is going to be. And Allah subhanaw taala when we ask him something Allah subhanaw taala knows whether to give this or not. He knows what will happen if he gives it he knows what will happen if he does not give it.
When we speak to him, he is listening to us. He is seeing us real time.
Sammy Allah says Allah subhanho wa Taala is seeing us and he is listening to us.
Probably mommy that is pseudo. He knows what is in our hearts
wasI rucola como para De La Moneda De Soto whether you want to keep something in secret whether you say something aloud, Allah subhanaw taala knows what's in your heart.
This is Allah. So why don't we talk to Allah?
We should talk to
have a conversation with Allah. Say whatever you want to Allah subhanaw taala
say whatever you want Allah subhanaw taala
I don't do these things nowadays but once once upon a time I used to steal things from the refrigerator sweets
which I'm not supposed to do. And if my wife catches me then there is trouble.
So when I go to the frigerator Allah subhanaw taala Allah please say my is the sweet is not haram
whether it will do me harm or not is in your hands. So let me eat the sweet Let it not do any harm and let my wife not know.
That always gives us
whenever she discovered me doing this was where I forgot
where I made the dough Allah Allah always accepted. That was
what is wrong.
If your shoelace is broken, ask Allah Oh Why can't you ask for?
a connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala get make Allah really your life one.
Make Allah real in life. In one of the Elysees. I asked people I said, you know, make your draw or do a SWOT analysis, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. So when they made the SWOT analysis, I asked them as a How many of you look at your SWOT? Look at this, what is your How many of you have got a lot in your strengths corner?
Do you have another?
Should you have another or not?
The SWOT analysis of a Muslim does not have allies, any strengths.
what Islam is this?
It's not your fault. This is unfortunately this is how we have been taught. May Allah forgive forgive us and forgive those who taught us like this is not connection with it's all mechanical. It's all mechanical.
read the Quran the sound is more important than whether it connects with you or not, when does it have any effect inside you are nobody bothered nobody cares. This is not disturb let us let us become real.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is real. That has been the connection with Allah subhanaw taala let us talk to Allah subhanho data.
Let us ask Allah Subhana Allah whatever you want, and then be pleased with whatever he gives,
because he knows what is good for us. Many times one Lamanna in my life I have seen I've lived long enough to actually see the whole circle
where we make dua, and then Allah subhanaw taala actually shows us a day comes when you tank Allah subhanaw taala that he did not accept your dua
Vegas at that time, low key in Yala, this must happen please do this and then later on is Alhamdulillah Yara
if you had accepted that door of mine at that time today I would have been in so much prompt so much trouble.
But at the time of asking we don't know because we do not know what the future is.
So ask Allah and then be pleased. I'm not saying accept I'm saying be pleased one step beyond that. Be pleased with what Allah subhanaw taala gives us.
We thank Allah subhanaw taala for everything and in any state in any situation that he might choose to keep us in.
I've already mentioned desire for you.
from Allah, my Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah He, for who has
a brother and sisters, in English as a faith is blind. But in Islam, faith is not blind.
Faith sees what those who have no faith are blind to.
Because faith sees through the lens of love, of devotion, of gratitude for favors done without reason.
Is there a reason why Allah subhanaw taala gave us what you gave us? Can any one of us here say with sincerity that Alhamdulillah I have this thing in me and I deserve it.
But what no human being on the face of the earth considered.
Everything is decreased is decreased.
And that's why I said faith. What is faith which is not blind faith lights the dark road of disappointment at the end of backbreaking effort? Because faith knows that success and failure in this path is not measured in miles. But by the willingness to stand up and make that effort only to please the one who knows what is in your heart.
If effort was to be measured in miles, then muzzle is Salam was a failure is Ali Salam was a failure.
Nobody Salam was a failure.
Almost every Nabhi was a failure.
But what are the MBA failures, the MBA are the ultimate of success.
The MBA there is no there's no one who can become more successful than me.
Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala in his great mercy and this is the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala had put one condition for example, and say that you will not enter Jannah until you can take one more person with you.
How many of us can say that before I die, one person will accept Islam because of me.
But the mercy of Allah Subhan Allah said Your job is to go and inform your job is to do the work. The results are in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala Allah will give results.
Because of your efforts, sometimes Allah will give results even when you did not know what was happening.
And this will be put into your account.
This is the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala.
And that's why it is important to keep doing the work.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his mercy, Allah subhanaw taala does things, favors without reason.
favors without reason.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen We can never thank Allah subhanaw taala enough, we can never fulfill Allah subhanho wa Taala has right to be thanked.
The next one is extraordinary goal.
As we say it's the nature of the extraordinary goal to inspire extraordinary efforts.
And we'll look at this when we come back in detail of what the goal was, but deliver.
An extraordinary goal is important because only that inspires
something has to be worth doing. And that's why I say our life is too valuable to be wasted doing ordinary things.
If all that we do is we make some money, we make some babies, we make some houses and we die.
That's what most people do.
Then what is the difference between you and a cow?
Except that there are no cows in construction.
But everything else the cows do.
What's the difference?
We have to leverage ourselves outside of this animal life.
Moving from sensation to sensation to sensation, consumption, consumption consumption,
you're constantly eating something of you are doing something or something which is all physical, all material going from sensation to sensation to sensation, nothing never goes beyond that. It's only more and more and more of that.
But that is not why Allah subhanaw taala sent us into this world that's not why Allah subhanaw taala created us that's not why Allah subhanaw taala gave us a man
that's not why Allah subhanaw taala
you know, gave us not just a van but that gave us knowledge gave us understanding of himself understanding of his Deen connected us to himself, permitted us to make to connect to him. Think about, you know, the issue of Salah how important it is and how do we thank Allah subhanaw taala for the permission to pray.
Think about that. Think about this inshallah. For
at the time of my mother, the other few minutes I will go really seriously. What would we do if Allah subhanaw taala had not given us a means of connecting with him.
Did you have this great desire, I want to connect to Allah, I want to meet Allah, I want to talk to Allah. How do I do that?
And there are many, many cases of stories of people who are not Muslim, who spent their whole life trying to do this. In India, you have mirabai and Kabir and this one and that one, somebody is running around in the forest like madwoman, I want to connect to Allah.
Allah what whatever to try to something.
So what is the value of that terracotta Salah, which Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the way to connect to me. Think about this. Allah didn't leave us wild you know go in such whichever way some fellow standing half naked in the on one leg.
Where's the water at the time the rising sun
shooting in the house?
No need for all these others. Dignity use hot water make good boo. Go to a nice smelling Masjid.
pray to Allah, Allah Alhamdulillah how do we thank Allah for this?
This is one thing. Let me close with that inshallah we'll come back after some Allah Allah Nabeel Karim Allah Allah. He was happy