Fundamental Principles – Part 2

Mirza Yawar Baig

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salatu salam, ala l mursaleen. Allah Allah Allah He was happy as rain.

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We come to the goal of Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam.

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In the Sierra,

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there's a beautiful story

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where the narrator says that I was standing on a hilltop in the in Mena after Hajj.

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And I saw a man

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right through the day, right into the heat of the day, going from tent to tent,

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inviting people towards Allah,

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inviting to La ilaha illAllah.

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And everywhere he went, he was repulsed. In some cases, he was physically pushed aside. In other cases, he was verbally repulsed, and so on. And this continued.

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And the man said that I could not make out whether even one person accepted this invitation of this man. But he didn't stop. He continued, over and over and over.

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He said, until at one point,

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he stopped

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to rest.

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And he said at that point where he was sitting in the shade of a tree,

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near his own tent,

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his daughter came out of the tent, with some water, she gave him some water to drink, she washed his face.

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And she started crying. And she said to her to her father, she said, Oh, my father, what have they done to you.

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And the man said that this man who had been repulsed continuously over and over and over,

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he turned to her and he said, Do not be sad, my daughter,

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day will come when this message will reach every temporary or permanent dwelling on the face of the earth.

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Our brothers and sisters today to understand that statement is not difficult.

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Because it is true that the method of Islam has reached every temporary and permanent dwelling on the face of the earth. I don't think there's anywhere in the world where people do not know that there is something called Islam.

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They may not they may not accept Islam, but is nothing to say that they don't. People know that there is love anywhere and everywhere in the world.

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But think about the time when this statement was made.

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Here was a man

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talking about speaking to the whole world, talking about sending his message to the whole world, when even his own people were not ready to accept his message.

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Here was a man talking about freeing the whole world from the Hellfire when he could not even guarantee his own personal freedom.

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His own personal worldly freedom.

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He was a man who was concerned about the eternal well being of the whole of mankind. But whoever came into contact with him were completely uncaring, they didn't even care about their own welfare.

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That is the meaning of an extraordinary goal.

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And remember, an extraordinary goal doesn't necessarily have to make sense to others. So if you set an extraordinary goal for yourself, don't imagine that the whole world is going to come to you and say, oh, Mashallah, what a wonderful world no.

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There will be very few people who will never understand what you're talking about very few people who will even be able to get their mind or what you're saying.

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Most people are very tactile, most people are very in the year of now.

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For the Muslims, for example, to invest, to donate money.

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They need one of three things. They need the picture of Amina

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or they need a Weeping Woman

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preferably with some blood around

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or they need to see slaughtering sheep.

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Other than that, anything else you want Muslims to invest in long term education projects this and that.

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They will not do it.

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Why? Because the mind doesn't stretch that far.

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The mind doesn't stretch that far.

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You want to alleviate the suffering of that woman. But you don't want to look at the reason why that woman is suffering and eliminate the reason

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to do that is very

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Have you

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can't get their mind beyond what is immediately in front of them.

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And that is why the extraordinary goal doesn't necessarily have to inspire anybody else, as long as it makes you work. That is the that is the key.

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And there is a test for that.

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That test is what happens when you stand before a lie in the night.

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That's why I always say, if it can't make you cry, it won't make you work.

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If it can't make you cry before Allah, it cannot make you work in this dunya. Simple as that. If it can make you cry, it can make you work.

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We come to the third one extraordinary commitment.

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commitment is the line you cross between wanting and doing. Many people want many things, I want to do this, I want to do that.

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You want to do that, and get ready to work.

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Whatever overnight.

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But unless you are willing to discipline yourself, unless you are willing to take some pain, all these ones will disappear over time you get discouraged, you will get you can't succeed because you haven't prepared and will give up.

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And the thing applies, whether it's objectives or the dunya, whether it is dow or anything. Many people come to me and they say because my one of my specializations is entrepreneurship, so many people my book is entrepreneurship. So many people come and they ask me is it I want to be an entrepreneur? So very good.

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So what you want to do,

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I want to do some business. so fantastic. What do some business? What is the some business?

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I don't know of any business called some business.

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So the first thing is go figure out what business

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then once you get a title for the business, now go make a business plan.

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Go meet people who are already in that business and understand this business.

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And make this whole business plan.

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Do all your number crunching do all the revenue is going to come from where is the where is the initial funding going to come from?

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Not artwork. And you haven't even started yet. I mean, all of this is before you even start say the word go.

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But the real reality of life is unless you do that

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people go straight to the top, especially people from business families.

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I bought my father, my father I want you know, a million dollars. Why? Because I want to do some business. If you've got any sense at all,

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then he will not give you a $1 unless you do all this due diligence.

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But he will want to start there

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the glamour of you know I want I want my own business.

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question is not whether you own the business or not. The question is does that business fly?

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Does it actually

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earn some money? What is the

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same thing applies to issues of

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our issues of the commitment is the line your cross between wanting and doing you want to do something very good. So therefore what are you prepared to do?

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And that happens if you change the definition of the word sacrifice in your mind

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and convert it to the word investment.

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Because sacrifice is something which at the end of the day will end nobody can sacrifice forever

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is a point beyond which sacrifice does not happen. Investment can happen. Why? Because investment comes with a return.

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What is the meaning of sacrifice many people have a lot of mistaken ideas about this sacrifice. Unlike a damn harmonica. Mashallah very nice.

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bilateral Giovanni who teaches what is sacrifice sacrifice is to lose something which you own in favor of somebody and get no return.

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Right. So for example, I own this pen.

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And if I take this pen,

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and I give it to her, please understand this is only a pure example. I'm not doing anything of the sort, right.

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I own this pen, and I just give it to her.

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Then I can legitimately say I sacrificed my pen. Because I gave this to her. I don't expect a return from asking for a price of the pen or something else. I just this is this belongs to me. I want it and I've given it

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but what if I take four hands when and give it back to my sacrifice?

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Because the thing bill it was worthless.

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He lent it to me and I

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And then as I am now sacrificing this pen my pen is not your pen in the first place is my pen I gave it to you.

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So think of the word sacrifice when we are talking about doing work for this D. Is it possible for anyone to sacrifice for the sake of Allah Tell me

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because what is the first requirement of sacrifice? You have to own that thing.

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You have to own that thing.

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My life isn't mine or somebody else's.

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That's why suicide is haram. You're not allowed to take your life because it doesn't belong to you.

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That is why in Islam, there is no self mortification, there is no Eva in Islam. Where do you stop yourself? You beat yourself you lash yourself? No, No Why? Because this body is not yours. You can take this body and abuse it.

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The body has arrived on you because the body was given to you as a trust, to take care of the body.

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My life doesn't belong to me, my time does not belong to me. My money, my wealth, who does it belong to? Allah Subhana

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Allah subhanaw taala gives and Allah subhanaw taala takes away.

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colina Robbie Yabba Soto Rich kalama Yasha

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when I came back Varanasi Lai Allah,

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Allah subhanaw taala said say that it is my rub, who gives an largest provision or restricts it is not your effort. It's not your intelligence. It's not your great plans and strategies. Allah subhanaw taala is delighted because relight Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives analytics away, Allah gives more or he gives less.

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kin axonopathy la Alamo, but most of mankind does not know this.

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So now if I spend some money for the work of Dean, can I say sacrifices money? No. What can you actually say? you invested the money why? What is to say that you can say investment? Because Allah subhanaw taala said woman jabil has done it for Allah who assure you I'm sorry. Allah says the one who comes to me with one good deed I will give him 10 Likewise,

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the other is also let's stick to this

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10 likewise investment, something you gave and you are getting a return. Now Sita Rama Allah Subhana Allah see the majesty the mercy the generosity of Myra

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He is the one who gave us this money in the first place. But he says Now, if you get one rupee out of that, I will give you 10 Hassan

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He is the one who gave us time and gave us the ability to spend his time in the first place. What if Allah subhanaw taala had put us in this condition where we have to slog pull a rickshaw pull a cart to feed our family

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and I have this great desire to learn about Islam and I know that there is this class which is happening in this budget, it is open to anyone anyone can come it is free no charge nothing I really desperately want to go. But can you go No, because if you go your family will sleep hungry tonight.

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Because unless you pull that rickshaw unless you pull that cart and you make that money, whatever 10 rupees, 20 rupees 50 rupees, you have no food to buy for your family, Allah can put us in this situation

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what Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala did not put us in that situation, situation where Alhamdulillah without any anxiety or anything we can come here we can sit here we can listen we can try to think about our lives and so on.

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And when we do that, Allah does that one hour you spent here I will give you the reward of 10 hours of sitting here.

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Supposing Allah said Why

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can we sit here for 10 years, I mean 10 hours I exactly got what it

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is you can do? What will you do? One hour, Allah will give the reward for 10 hours, minimum, minimum minimum.

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And then there is more and more and more.

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So,

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change this definition in your mind. No sacrifice. You don't own the thing in the workplace.

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That's why it was a beautiful chef.

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JOHN Dee Dee who see Kitty Hawk

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says a man was a visa villa. So I gave my life but then it is not my life it was given by him to the reality is I still didn't fulfill the right of mine.

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Even though I lost my life in this path, talk to you

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I want

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to thank Allah subhanaw taala for the opportunity changes in the mind investment.

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And then remember, that commitment will happen only when we consider the return to be worthy of the investment.

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Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned what the return is. One is to 10 enjoy the Baccarat said it is like planting one grain and out of that a plant will grow which will have seven years and each year we'll have seven we'll have 100 grains. So one is to 700 and then allows us I fully Masha Allah will increase that as he wishes.

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So unless one author has mentioned Allah has said and stated The question is not whether we will get that the question is do you believe that or not?

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How real is the Janna?

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How real is the word of Allah to you and me? Do we believe Allah?

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Seems like a strange question to ask for almost to ask a Muslim No.

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Do you believe Allah but the reality is this if I believe Allah

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then where is my action to show that I believe Allah

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if I'm invited for dinner to undone by his house again purely example

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if I really believe that I am going for this dinner and I really believe that I am going to get food in his house. Then what is the proof of that?

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There will be no dinner cooked in my house today.

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No

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such thing as it I say to my coconut give it a we don't know after going there maybe can take a bigger bite. If you don't get the wood there at least with the What does it mean? It means that you have no faith in the man when he invited you you have no faith in Him you have no way that he will give you he said please come to my house for dinner but you have no faith in your friend when he says let us cook some food or maybe take some food on the way

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now what if you do that tell me if you see this if somebody does that will you feel what you feel insulted? So what kind of a friend is this me or what? The crazy or what? I invite you for dinner and you have no faith that you will get food Oh what what do you know? as a joke you're saying okay, maybe even a joke is not a particularly great joke but maybe one can laugh but if you seriously if you are saying this there is a sense.

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What about Allah?

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What about Allah?

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Ma Ri Domaine home marisco re moon

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in Allahu Akbar rasa although till Mati

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what to do with all these is

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just recite them for Salah.

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In the law, who are rasa over till baatein Allah subhanaw taala promising Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the Razzaq

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and he will provide and He will give

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the Cova till Mateen, which is great power and strength.

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So, if we have this faith, then where is the proof of this faith

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has to be in our actions?

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How is it We have no time to do the work of the dean? How is it We have no time to spend in the bath of Allah subhanaw taala How is it that we are constantly in this fear what will happen to me what love to me? What will happen to you, you will live a life like a king without the headache of the kingdom.

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You know the biggest problem of being a king is that you have a kingdom.

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Seriously, being a king is a big pain in the neck.

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If you could be a king without the headache of the kingdom, that is real

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joy.

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And that is what you get when you have Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And what is the most famous story of an original Ali Salam from the Sierra with regard to his extraordinary commitment is the story of his journey to life.

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achieve all of you know the story and I don't want to go into the details of the story. We all know the story. There's no point in saying the same story over and over again. But think about this. Think about this. At the time it was meant to die if he could have also sent somebody else our city for example was already a Muslim at that time. You could have sent him

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he would have sent other people it's not as if he's not that was the only was the no he will not give other people their

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personal commitment.

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He went personally.

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And as we know, the story of what happened with the one of the caves, and how rasulillah salam was, in this particular case physically assaulted,

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to the extent that he was injured.

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Yet he continued and he went,

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why did he do that?

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Because results come from action,

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not from talking about acting.

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And then

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we're all that had to happen happened

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and the soul was made.

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And that beautiful door.

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There's the last part of it.

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I want to put before you

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the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, he says to Allah, Allah as long as you are not angry with me, I do not care,

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focus and commitment. Why is he doing this? Because he wants to please Allah subhanaw taala. So as long as you are not angry with me, I do not care. Your favor

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is what I seek. I seek refuge by the light of your virtual Karim by which our darkness is despaired, it is disturbed, and every affair of this world and the next is set right?

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I desire pleasure and satisfaction, hutzpah until you are pleased

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until you are pleased

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and there is no power no might except by you.

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I will continue to work until you are pleased.

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And if you are angry then it doesn't matter

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whether other people are pleased or not. And if you are not angry with me then it doesn't matter what the world says.

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This is the secret of the MBA, the MBA we're able to work because this is how it is taught.

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Imagine what no one is allowed How could anyone know at a certain position continue to work unless this was his thinking? This was a thinking of all the MBA

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thinking of all the ambia was the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala alone

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not anybody else.

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There may have a very clear with their lines.

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What is happiness what is bad there is

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no mincing of words no trying to be nice no trying to put some best to make you know things know what is right is right what is not right is not right.

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And focused only and only on pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and that's why the position of the believer is by in Aleppo Futaba de Jaffa de novo manual muda de rohner a bomb

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by alcovy

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whoa whoa

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whoa

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that these are the people who get up from their sites in the middle of the night and then stand before Allah subhanaw taala between fear of Allah and hope from Allah subhanho

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wa Taala

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gonna spend from what Alice ran out and has given it and what did Allah promise them

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fellowmen for the ion jaza

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if they know what we have prepared for them, if they know the reward that I will give them it will make them very, very happy it will be the coolness of the rise.

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We ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us a trophy never ever to miss that joke ever in our life from now onwards. inshallah, are you ready?

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Never miss

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Florida has to come to bring that. I'm talking about the novel that just never even if you

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so no excuses. Right?

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As they say one of

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my good friend, he sent me his number. And the last line of the

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very, very beautiful line is that my friend and my nephew, Khalid Zamzam, a doctor

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sent this thing and he said,

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What is very beautiful and at the end he said, If you really want to do something, you will find a way.

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And if you really don't want to do something, you will find an exclusion.

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Very nice line is that if you really want to do something you will find

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If you really don't want to do something, you will find an excuse. So a lot of times we make excuses why can't you know this happened, this happened over, she really wanted to do it, you would have done it.

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If instead of waking up with a job if it was a question of missing your flight, maybe you would not even sleep the whole night.

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But

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there's always an excuse, oh, but this happened, that happens. What does it mean? We really have no real desire to wake up. So

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we have to get serious with ourselves. It's not a question of convincing anybody else. It's a question of ourselves.

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And that's why it is very important commitment is resilience, commitment is to get up and keep going.

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Many times you win a race, not because you are the fastest. But because you stayed in the race long enough.

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You will not have been the fastest at the beginning of the marathon is 21 miles at the beginning of the marathon, somebody is running way ahead.

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But halfway he collapses or if he gives up or something happens. And the guy who wins the race is not the fastest one. But he's the one who stayed there long enough staying power is what is required, consistency

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and staying power.

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There's a famous story of this lady who was a friend of say, the Chateau de la she was sitting with a

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given set and says I introduced her and he said my friend so and so and she stands in Salah all night.

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She worships all night, actually expressed on his face delana found displeasure

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and he said to her, tell your friend, Allah subhanaw taala likes the small deed which is done consistently.

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You can stand one night

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or one whole night you may be able to stand in slavery Nashville is

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not necessary Allah Allah did not tell you to punish yourself like this you know stand all night in Salah fast all day

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long

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do what the what Neville Salah Salem did.

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So small date, but then consistently to start something good, don't give it up all our life inshallah.

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And that's why we say why is commitment important because people don't care what you say until they see what you do.

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People listen with their eyes.

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People want to see what you do.

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When you come to the extraordinary team of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.

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You know, the biggest challenge of any leader is not to get people to obey orders.

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That is that is relatively easy to do.

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The biggest challenge is to get them to dream your dream?

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How can I transfer what is in my heart into your action? That is the challenge.

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Telling is not the issue.

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Telling is not the issue. The issue is to communicate what is in the heart where the other person sees it as clearly as you see it.

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Only then will they also be able and willing to commit unstintingly for that work.

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You know, the problem with trends is that there is only one engine.

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You take away the engine, the train stops.

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And that is why automobiles have

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overtaken trains in the world.

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Because every car has its own engine.

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Train, there's only one engine.

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Work cannot be done by people who need to be pushed. No work neither the work of dunya nor the work of the people who need to be pushed are liabilities, they should be pushed out.

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Remove them. It is better to be alone because then you know in our many times when I was young, I used to spend a lot of time in the forest. And I prefer to be alone. Because if I'm alone, I don't have to look up to anybody else. Whatever is happening, I know what's happening I know how to take care of myself and I don't have to worry about some other person with me. So I prefer to be alone.

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If you have somebody with you then must be someone who is at least equally or if not better qualified than you are because then you hit that person is the hell otherwise that person is a passenger. Why do you want passengers for what?

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So a team is a team which is energized by the same vision which is the same passion which does not require reminders which does not require pushing which does not require follow up. We

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Does not they are people who must work on their own like you work?

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And please understand very clearly if something is not done, and then you give an excuse, why didn't why it couldn't be done? What is the result? Is it still not done?

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We want things to be done. problems need solutions, not complaints. a complaint cannot solve a problem, an excuse cannot solve a problem. You want to solve a problem, you got to find a solution for the problem. And that's what you need people who can provide solutions.

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So who are the people around us Ross Ross, the beautiful book by Khalid Mohammed Khalid, called men around the messenger. This book incidentally is a free download on iBooks

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on iPad, so download it free can read it. It's a lot of about 200 and something Sahaba. It's short biographies.

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And this is a passage from that

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where he said that it was neither invented discourse nor false rumor that was recorded in history about the great company of men who came into the world of belief and faith.

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And this is reality. I'm not gonna read the whole thing when it myself, but Allah subhanho wa Taala created a special generation around his messenger sallallahu wasallam. And the reason for that special generation was because rasulillah salam was to be the last and final NaVi there is no other way after a restaurant, there is no Rasul after him. And therefore, the work of salad had to be carried on and for that Allah subhanaw taala created a special generation, Allah subhanaw taala trained that generation and

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tarbiyah and that generation we know as the Sahaba Rizwan Allahu Allah image

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so in his in Islam, all of this is real this is history. Islam has no mythology.

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There are stories in Islamic theology in Islam, Islam is all history, actual recorded fact, if a person was named Abu Bakar he existed.

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worker is not the name of a concept worker is not the name of without some idea. No, there was a man collar worker.

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And this is what he did.

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And the final lesson, the final truth, that so ally sallallahu Sallam

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created this team and was able to communicate his dream and his vision is what happened when he passed away.

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The whole sequence of how that happened.

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read my book, the new book that is coming out called leadership lessons from the life of a sorcerer. All of that isn't that I won't go into the details. But the final day, when the sorcerer Salaam had passed away, said an hour, Catalano drew is short. And he said if anyone says that Mohammed has died, I will separate his head from his body. He's aerosol has gone to meet his rap like masala Salama to meet Islam. He is in a state of unconsciousness here and he will return. And if anyone says that he is dead, I will cut off his head who's saying this?

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strong man

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Southern Nevada Delano just went into his house and he refused to come out.

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He was weeping and weeping and weeping. He could not deal with anyone.

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Different xaba had different reactions.

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About Casa de la No, just that morning Monday, he had taken permission to go and visit his wife who lived on the outskirts of Medina.

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So as soon as he heard the news,

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he got onto his horse. He came.

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He dismounted he went straight into the house. I said these are delana his daughter.

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And so Rosalyn had been laid out and there was a sheet on his body.

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Delano removed the sheet from the face.

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He kissed his forehead. And he said jasola you're as beautiful in depth as you were in life.

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And then he went into the budget.

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And when he went into the budget, what did he see his armor of Mr. Catalano talking all of this and walking around with a sword.

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So it turned on or

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ignored him. He didn't he did not obey savoca delana went on to the member and he called the people

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and the people left tomorrow Nakata and they came to the member

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who was calling them the man who had led them

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mean Salah from the previous Thursday to this moment on the Hong Kong of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So you call them and they came.

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And then he made this famous statement of his. And he said, Man, Ghana abodo hamedan in Ghana Muhammadan.

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Y in Ghana, amo de la, in La Jolla, la Mo.

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He said whoever worshipped Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is dead.

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And whoever worshiped Allah, know that Allah subhanaw taala never dies.

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Was anyone actually worshipping Allah? No.

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What was his message he was giving a Chateau La ilaha illAllah bajo la sharika quassia. Mohammed Abu. So the message of

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this is the final proof that the mission of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam was successful because that dream had been transferred into the hearts of people who were ready to take it forward.

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And then of course, all the rest of what our city of Atlanta did. So after he said these words, he then recited this ayah of surah Allah

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when Allah subhanaw taala said, Mohammed

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Salah, Rasul

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Allah O Allah kabhi comb, Rama kalevala Akiva, he follows La, la she

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was a Jew, who Shakira

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Allah subhanaw taala said Bahama, salatu salam is no more than a messenger. And indeed, many messengers have passed away before him. If he dies, or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels? Will you become more as disbelievers? And if and he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah and Allah will reward those who are a shocker and we're grateful.

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Katara Delano when he heard this ayah he said is this ayah in the Quran?

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So he knew this is what you're asking. He saying he said that it was as if I have heard desire for the first time.

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He knows

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and one of the Catalano said I fell down because my knees would not support me anymore. That is when the fact that Nebuchadnezzar actually died hit over him until he was on his mind refused to accept the tragedy.

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But when

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recited desire to the herati said, voila, his ohama this is true. Palmer Salah Salam is a human being and human beings die and he died.

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Imagine between the two hamara vaca Ravi Allahumma who do we know as the stronger person

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Amara, but who turned out to be stronger at the time when that strength was needed. Avocado delana.

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And then, of course, later on when the tribes rebelled and they refuse to pay zakat and so on. So that we go to war is that if they do not pay zakat, if they nullify Zakat, if they separate the Zakat, from the Salah that they have left Islam, and I will fight them, no one came and said, How can you fight Muslims?

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told him he said you are so strong in the times of God and what has happened to them.

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He said what's our doula? So somebody separate Salah from soccer, what Muslim he's not a Muslim anymore. Divided, he has to be

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proof that the message had been conveyed. Proof that as soon as a wrestler created an extraordinary team,

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and that's why he said hydrocone Kearney from Maya una homezone marunong la Serato sallam, he said the best generation is my generation. What does it mean? Why best

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because they learnt directly from the one who received the column of Allah.

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And that dream was transferred successfully from one heart to the heart

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and that is why I woke up the first

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have the best.

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And he led that generation.

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My brothers and sisters, the mark of an extraordinary team is that it continues the work of the leader without a hiccup.

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And that is what this team of Sahaba is what the hell a madman was able to do

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we come to the last of the fundamentals, extraordinary quality.

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If you want your mission to succeed, you must have a clear strategy. You must have clear metrics measurement to know whether you are doing right or not. And there must be clear accountability.

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Without these three things, nothing will succeed.

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Because only what we can measure we can deliver.

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What you cannot measure cannot be delivered.

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It's no good saying I'm working very hard. What is the meaning of working very hard? Please define that hard work. What does it mean? specifically? Is it time? Is it delivery in terms of whatever you are supposed to produce? What is it?

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And that is the reason why extraordinary quality is based on measurement. The finest example of this from the Sierra

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is the is what we know from how does the brain and I'll come to that in a second but before that,

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why quality in the first place? Because quality is the only differentiator.

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Otherwise everyone does the same thing. The differentiator is quality. How well do you do that?

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Quality is the single biggest inspiration for people. And it is a single guarantee for ongoing success. Only high quality things lasts over time. low quality things fall by the wayside.

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What is quality? quality to me is what somebody is able to experience in every interaction with you without the need for explanation.

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If they to explain it, it means is not there.

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No vibes I'm a hospitable person, one has to say that if somebody comes to you, they should experience or hospitality

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is our truthful person. Why must you say that there are no need. Whoever deals with you must experience your truthfulness otherwise, there's no point in saying it.

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That's the meaning of quality.

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And as I said, in Harris, jabril.

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were given a solemn cave and once again, we have done the algebra in another lecture in details. I won't go into that. But the whole the Hadees is narrated by Werner Delano, where they saw jabril esalaam come in the form of a man with no signs of travel. He was wearing extremely white clothes. And he had very black hair. And he came without any sense of travel. And he came and sat in front of us.

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And he asks among other questions, he asked us rasa

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Kala Burnie Yasser Allah

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and what did he says Allah is Allah. Karl and de la haka. Nakata failed on the camera for in Iraq.

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He said inform me about Alexandria Rasul Allah.

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Zan is that you worship Allah subhana wa tada as if you are seeing him.

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For those who don't see him, he sees you.

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The Madison have said that this is your brain is one third of the head is one third of Islam.

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There are three adages about this about which this is said. One is in Albania, which is the first citizen Buhari, one third of Islam. The second one is this heresy where we'll give you a whole issue of all the sides of Islam.

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And the third one is that is where Hassan said leave that which is doubtful for that which is not doubtful.

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Well, hello Baba, Baba, Baba, Baba, Baba Buddha.

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He said the Allah is clear and the Haram is clear. And between the two are the doubtful things and leave that which is doubtful for that which is not not under the law.

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So how do you

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think about is that you might say, Well, okay, this is worship. So how do we say that this is Islam

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You know one of the and in my book I have explained this in details when you read inshallah you will see it but one of the ways of Rosaura salamander Sahaba was that they expressed everything in the context of worship of Salah.

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For example, many people are of the impression that

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one of the, for example, one of the,

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you know, within quotes, objections that are made is Islam did not specify a successor

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but only someone who does not understand Sierra only someone who doesn't understand the culture of the Arabs of the time, who does not understand the culture of the Sahaba can say something like this.

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That that kind of a statement is a sign of lack of knowledge.

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Because the culture of the Sahaba was that the Amir was the Imam of Salah.

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Why because Salah was the head of the matter. Everything was behind Salah.

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The most important thing in their life was Salah.

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So who leads is Allah, the army of the Muslims who was the Amir of the Muslims during the life of enemy Salah

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himself so anyone other than those who could not have led Salah, so who now was the Amir of the Muslims outside of Salah

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any matter they had whether it was a matter to do with business or with warfare or with administration, or if somebody want is the husband and wife some problems they wanted a divorce anything would they go to to the Navy of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam why because he's our man.

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So what it has to do with respect over Casa de la, he made him the VA visa let Abu Bakar lead salah

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and we know all the story of houses Ayesha delana was not happy about that. And she did not tell him until he got irritated. So then they told him and then during between that Thursday and Monday when Salah

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was not there, so the masjid called Hassan and then he did not find a worker. So he told Amara Delano ulit Salah

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rasulillah salam was in his house, he heard the voice over. And he said who told him to lead Salah Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he and the Muslims will not accept anyone other than a worker as they are

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very upset. He told me why you don't do this. Why did you put me in this position. But he will also write you know what the demand is there. We understand that after as well as Allah Salam is Abu Bakar. And

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so when the first two are not there, I told you, sir, I didn't I didn't do this to put you in an embarrassing position. I did this because this is our understanding of who are our leaders.

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But does Rogers have insisted our work is really solid.

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And that's how he was also chosen as Amir because what happened

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when they were choosing the I mean, what was the clinching argument?

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He stood up and he said Who among you will accept that he should lead salah and Abu Bakar must pray behind him

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and the peoples that now we learned May Allah protect us from this

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no one was willing to lead Salah with our workers

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behind him, no one

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said put out your hand I will give you via and they will give you by and everybody give away.

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So the Salah was the head of the matter. And therefore when the Surah Surah Salam is talking about Alexander sneezing and double de la Kanaka Tara,

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Tara I know Uruk What does it apply to? It applies to salah and it applies to every single hour of the of our lives, every single aspect of Allah of our lives. How do we eat food as if Allah as if we are seeing Allah while we are eating? So if you are seeing alive Allah subhanaw taala is sitting on the other side of the table and we are eating the food if Allah subhanaw taala has invited us and he is giving us this data we are sitting there eating the food What can we do? Talk about here and there is no return to Allah. Make sure Allah subhanho wa Taala with the food and we thank Allah subhanaw taala if the food is not so tasty, what do we do complain?

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If you are doing business, and we know that Allah subhana wa Taala is sitting in the shop and Allah subhanaw taala I can see Allah while I'm doing business. What will I do lie cheat.

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misquote when the time for Salah comes I will pray

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Can you understand what I'm saying? Ghana Katara and Sokka Nakata extends to every aspect of life and this is what the Sahaba Rizwan Allahu Allah He did. And that is why people came to Islam because they loved what they were seeing about Islam.

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People did not come to Islam by listening to the man and some goodbye and some lecture.

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And obviously people did not come to Islam by the sword of the gun because nobody can change the heart forcibly. It's not possible no ideological change does not happen by force.

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That's why the question I asked myself was, we have the same Islam today. But what happened?

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January, Allah.

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But what happened?

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That's why I say people listen to the rice.

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Why quality? Because people listened with

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a son in every aspect of our lives. This is what the Sahaba did. I told you there is no mythology in Islam. This is reality. This actually happened. It was measured, it was dated, it was recorded. All we need to do is bring it back. And that's why in Islam, progress is to go back.

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In the famous words of say, of Solomon,

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he said progress is to go back. He said go back, how do you progress is to go back, he said progress is to go back to the first generation because that is the best generation.

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Any generation till the Day of Judgment says we want to develop very good do what go back to the generation of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam because that is the best generation. That is the example that was set for us for all time.

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Brothers, sisters, thank you for coming. The world is waiting for us to do our job.

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That is why we have the reason for the standard bearers Academy.

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Just like Aloe Vera.

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wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I mean, God, Allah subhanho wa Taala should accept this work that Allah subhanaw taala should accept are coming here that Allah subhanho wa Taala should bless all of you who are here and all your families and Allah subhanaw taala should forgive all of us our sins, and a lot of antennas should use us in the work of his Deen Allah Allah Nabeel Karim Allah Allah He was happy as main there are medica hamara hibino al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen