Leadership Lessons – Part 1
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A 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 video is Session 1 of Day 1.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
In the lambda Allah salatu salam alaikum
wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa
Alhamdulillah All Praise to Allah subhanaw taala
that we are gathered here once again
study some aspects of this era of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
It is the right of Allah is
that when his name is mentioned that the Muslims sent salatu salam on him. Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to do that.
Allah tala said that he and his Malaika also do that.
Let's Ronald la Mola Mola eco saloon and maybe even la Vina. amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam.
Vamos Allah, Allah says,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah Muhammad Ali Muhammad
Rahim Allah Allah.
As I mentioned to you before.
The reason for studying this year is a very important thing for us to think about the reason why do we study study this year.
The reason to study the Sierra is because Allah subhanaw taala sent Rasulullah Salallahu Salam
as a demonstrator as someone to show the world how to live
and how to live in this dunya well, so that the Acura is beautified and so that the Acura is made
a place which is worthy of going to when we leave and go from here.
It's a place that we will have to go to anyway. The question is how do we
make that place, a place of beauty and a place of rewards.
Unfortunately, the Syrah is something that is not studied by the Muslims.
Most Muslims do not have any idea about the life of Rosaura Salah.
Even those who make a mega Big Show and song and dance about loving Rasul Allah is Allah Salah
just as a test, ask them to name the children of us Allah is Allah
and I'll bet you 99% of them will not be able to name anyone other than Fatima Bella.
And they and they remember Fatima delana also because of the she has not because of themselves
as them to name our mothers as well as
the waves also rise.
And perhaps except for Khadija to Cobra delana and I shall see the karate Alanna they probably cannot name a third one
and that is not good enough.
It is not good enough.
We must study the Sierra because to study the Sierra is fourth.
When we said our shawanna Mohammed rasulillah.
We said we have Eman on Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. We said that we believe in him. We believe in his message. We believe in home.
How can we say we believe in someone we don't even know.
How can you believe in someone you have no idea about.
So it is very important. It is for us to study the zerah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. Second big reason to study the Sierra is because the Sierra has insha Allah answers in it for questions that we face in our lives on a daily basis.
And this is the beauty of the life hora solara Salah
the entire life of the revolutionary Salah was ordered by Allah subhanaw taala
everybody's life is ordered where Allah Allah subhanaw taala controls everything.
But the life of Rasul Allah is Allah salla was ordered by Allah
and was arranged by Allah in such a way as to be an example for all of mankind.
To the end of time.
So very special challenges were brought before him very special things happen to him. And he was shown how to face those challenges, how to solve those problems and issues, as a consequence of which an example has been set for all of mankind till the end of time.
And that is the reason why it's very important to study the zero because zero gives us an idea of what to do with our lives, no matter
which century we live in. And no matter which
country we live in are no matter which nationality or race, or gender we belong to. There are lessons in the life of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam for us.
So laser SLM lived
approximately 1400 something years ago.
If I asked you, or if you ask anybody in the world, and say name for me one other person who lived in that time,
somebody who is not a Muslim, because username with him or one other person they will Muslim will never know. And so the number and so on. I'm saying do Don't worry about them. Name one other personality who lived 14 1500 years ago, who is remembered as much as Russell Russell Russell, about whom as much is known in detail as Russell Russell Russell, who's followed as much in detail as Russell Russell Russell, who's loved as much as Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
asked to ask us anyone to name one person
14 1500 years ago, our own families we don't even know.
I don't think anybody's got a line is that long, that you can trace it all the way back 1500 years? If people make that claim, then it's more than likely it's all fictitious, that they're claiming for something I don't think there's any record of anybody that law if you go back three 400 years that itself is kind of major.
More than that, I don't see anybody has so leave the families but any figure any random figure.
Somebody might say Musa la sala de la sala but what do you know what he said is
next to nothing
What do you know what masala is around for that for that matter, except for what is narrated in the Quran? For example, do you know what masala Salam like to eat?
I have no clue.
Do you know how many y's masala Sarah had? Did you have any children?
If so, Who were they? What were the
What were the names
we know what the children are Ibrahim A Salaam because of the Quran.
We know what the wives primary Salam because of
the life of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is a miracle in itself.
The fact that it was the fact that he lives the fact that his life was recorded and recorded in such detail.
such amazing detail.
People have reported what the bottom of the foot of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam look like.
Again, imagine people today claimed to have this love for Nebuchadnezzar. Tell me the why the person was recording that was he doing it out of love or what?
Nobody in the world can claim to love Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam as the Sahaba loved him.
People have have have reported
Abdullah nabasa Delano.
He reported in one Hadees he said that the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam woke up in the middle of the night.
Towards the latter part of the night, maybe two o'clock in the morning Allah knows best.
And he said he woke up he sat up and he pointed a finger up at the sky and he recited the last two is of Surat Al Baqarah from our narrow soul to the end.
Now Abdullah was when he reported his holiness was maybe 1011 years old.
He did not say it woke me up.
He said as soon as I woke up and did this, which means what was above what was Abdullah was doing at that time.
What are the normal 10 or 11 year old child
Do at two o'clock in the morning.
You can't even wait. If you want to try to wake them up, they won't wake up which is important. You throw water on his face, you do what you want, they sleep they are in such dead sleep, children of that age. If you are going somewhere you literally have to carry that get put him in the car and take him out because there's no way that that kid is actually going to get up and walk he won't walk.
But here is a 11 or 11 year old kid who is in the middle of his chef
who's also his cousin
Abdullah nabasa, his cousin when he was a governor,
but he was an AVI and he and this boy was in the service of the Navy.
So when the Navy wakes up, the boy is already awake before
Abdullah Bamba said I ran to get some water photo
and I brought the water and I afford the water in the middle.
And he said after he finished Budo
fossilized Allah Allah made the offer this way.
As well as Allah made dua for Abdullah
and he said, Oh Allah give him the understanding of the Quran.
He said given the title of the Quran
make him explain your color.
That is the
that is the wages of service.
You do not have to get the dog gonna be
alive nabasa delana was the first professor of Soma.
And he had an understanding of the Quran like nobody else.
And that is why even in the time of Calcutta, Delano
Delano used to keep Abdullah neighbours very close to him.
And he would always call him and make him sit with him in all his modalities.
And one day one of the seniors I have already asked him, he said, Why do you always have this boy with you?
So what Elena said,
he resided Zora, Nasir, Elijah and masala
and he said, Tell me the meaning of the surah.
So, one by one, he has the Sahaba were there and these are all seniors.
So each of them told the meaning of the surah This is what it means this is what it means, and finally came down to life
was much much, much younger than all of them.
He says what is the meaning of the surah?
Abdullah never said the surah announced the death of Muhammad Rasulullah
He said the surah
was the announcement Allah subhanaw taala
that the work of the NaVi had been completed.
So then I went to Brazil and turned around and said to the other farmer, he said that is why I give him here
because he's understanding of the Quran is as a result of the drought.
He said none of us have that.
The Sierra Nevada Law Center to study is also very important.
Because to love Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is a record of a man.
It is a requirement of a man.
It is far on the Muslim
to love the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
more than he loves everything in this life, including himself.
This is a condition of women
and the one who does not love Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam like that Allah subhanaw taala promised his Azov on him.
The famous I have Surah Tauba
and I won't go into the CEO of the IEA but just to remind you on myself, where Allah subhanaw taala said, fill in Ghana bah bah bah
wah rotten duck Shona casada masa keynoter Donna tortona eight things
a la comin Allah He was fully he was he had in visa v
Allah we are married, while Allahu La Jolla del Komal pass up
to them say to them, declare to them,
that if you will love your parents,
and your children, and your brothers and sisters, and your wives and husbands and your families
and the the the the wealth that you accumulate in trade,
and the businesses in which you feel your fear of loss, and the houses you build, and you look at them and you feel happy. If you love any of these,
more than you love Allah, more than you love, his name is Allah salam, and more than you love to have in his back in the path of Allah.
Allah, Allah Allah.
Allah said go and wait for the other Allah
and Allah does not guide the rebellious people does not guide are possible.
We know the famous hadith
of Nakata Delano
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is walking in the streets of Medina with a few of his companions
and he is holding the hand of our Malhotra, Delano,
his and his in the hand of our will.
imagine what must be going on in the heart of Oriental catalana that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is holding his hand.
And whatever whatever Jelena says, jasola I love you more than I love everything in the world,
And this was the style of the Sahaba is one Allahu Allah mudvayne. Who,
when they had something in their heart, they were completely and totally clear about it.
There was not a iota of
duplicate duplicity in their hearts. And one, Ron was famous for this, whatever was in his heart, he would say it.
He said I love you more than anything except my own self.
So realize Allah is lm struct. And he looked at him and he said that you are you're a man is not complete.
Until you love me more than you love everything else, including yourself.
See the beauty of the Java
code immediately after Oh, but you know, that's what I meant.
He would have said that which anybody normally would say something like this? That's what I meant.
Or he could have immediately said yes,
but not aware enough about
what Elena was silent.
Because Elena was looking within himself
he was looking into his own heart
and he was making whatever changes he had to make.
And then he said after some time, he said to him jasola salovaara now, I love you more than anything else, including myself.
And also Rasul Allah,
He said now over
and the Madison has said that by this solemn
could have meant one of two things. One, he could have said only now your mind is complete.
And the other meaning could be that that till now, this was your state. So it was like maybe a question that still now this was your state, the meaning of both is the same which means that the man is not complete until we love Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam more than we love everything, including ourselves.
And therefore that is the reason
to study the Sierra because how can you love somebody that you don't know anything about?
And finally, a beauty of the Sierra is that unlike
everybody else in the world
and even more so the celebrities and so on.
The more you know them the more closely you know them the less respect you have for them.
If you know them from a distance,
then you will respect the reserve Mashallah, do you know, but if you know them closely, one of my Asakusa May Allah bless you.
He told me this about Allah.
He told me if you want to love an alum, don't get close to him.
He said, If you want to really respect an island, stay a bit away from him, don't get close to him, don't get to know him well.
Because if we get to know him, Well, you will lose a spectrum.
And May Allah forgive us, this is our state.
This is our state.
But this is not the state of the art.
The more people knew him, the closer they came to him, the closer they got to him, the more they knew about him, the more they loved him.
And that is another one of the beauties of the life of a wrestler. And that is one of the qualities of those who followed him. Because this is also true of the Sahaba.
And also inshallah, of the good people of this of this oma that you get close to them, and your respect for them does not go down, it's respect for them goes up inshallah.
But certainly, for a supervisor or a salon, it is something that
is one of the miracles of the Sierra, that the more you study the Sierra, the more you love, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the more you respected.
So having talked about all of these,
let us bring it to today's time and age.
And the topic of this lecture, which is leadership lessons from the library,
and why do we need leadership lessons, because leadership is the single biggest deficiency that we have in the world today.
If there's one thing that the world lacks, that is leadership, and that's the thing which is so critically important, but it's also something which is
missing kind of big time.
And therefore, it's very important for us to learn the leadership lessons from the life of aerosolized
so that we can learn how to negotiate our way
in the MS that we live in.
Now, why should we look at his life and Society of that time, because there is an uncanny resemblance. If you look at makan society. And if you look at our society, globally,
there's a very uncanny resemblance between the two.
And I have deliberately used some modern day phrases in the slide to illustrate because not that they use these phrases, but that's how they lived.
makan society, just one generation before
the operation others were people who were quite poor.
Many of them were nomadic, they were quite poor. And just a generation before him, they started settling
and started doing some trade. And they the ones who became wealthy had been wealthy for not more than one generation. So they still had some very good memories, good meaning clear memories not good in the sense of good memories of hard times, but very clear memories of hard time when they didn't have money. So therefore, like all people who are newly rich,
we have the film and even today in the world,
the difference between old money and new money.
The person who's newly rich is always he wears his shirt inside out so that the price tag is visible to the people. Right?
And you always mentioned.
So all of that kind of stuff, right? And so also that because these are people who are newly rich, so therefore money was number one important thing for them.
And so they also believe that money makes the world go round, like we say,
in our world today. Secondly, another characteristic of the newly rich which is that if you've got it, flaunt it, but whether it's money, whether it's whatever, showing up
so that the pleasure is not in using but the pleasure is in seeing the other fellows face turn green because you're using it.
There's no point in driving a Mercedes when everybody else also has a Mercedes. You're interested in the car.
itself interested in the fact that your car is bigger than everybody else's car.
So that was the second element.
Third one was, the person was defined.
Like Me too, in our modern term, we call it brands or whatever we did that was the same context, which is a person was defined in terms of what they own.
So what kind of camera law what kind of a horse and so on and so forth and close, close to the extent that one of the characteristics of rich people was that they would wear clothes which dragged on the ground behind them as a mark of arrogance, and that is why he said that, if you drag your claws on the ground behind you, as a mark of arrogance, Allah subhanaw taala will burn your ankles to the fire.
So they did that that was a kind of fatigue,
food, ostentation, you know, huge parties and then just food wasted and thrown.
These are all signs of people
in the jelly and
then another one, which is the poor
had absolutely no status in society whatsoever.
So anyone who was poor could be enslaved could be killed.
Don't want to ask any questions. Women who are like that women were used as property to be used and disposed off as they wished. As we know female infanticide was widespread they would kill
Ilan himself mentioned this. And he says that in the in the days of the Hillier,
he said I had a daughter bond to me.
And then he said that when she was of a certain age,
he said, I took her into the desert, and I dug a hole in the ground.
And she was holding my finger.
And I laid her there, and I covered her up with sand. And she was still holding my finger. And he said, After a while, the grip relaxed.
And he said I regret and he wept and wept and wept all his life, and he made thoughtless Renate to forgive me. So this was this, this is how we were, he said, we were people like this, who could actually take our own child and bury her alive.
So that is the state of that society. And religion was used. They were not religious or not religious people at all. Religion was a commodity religion was to be used in order to get business for political reasons and so on. They practiced what suited them What didn't suit them, they didn't practice and so on religion was something to a player played around with something which was a source of money for them.
And that's what the Kaaba was.
And that's how the cover ended up having 350 idols because as far as they were concerned, it was a place of pilgrimage. So somebody said, You know what, I brought my God, and I want to put it here. And next year, my whole tribe will come, there's no problem, please put your God because you want the business of all your tribe. So the next time the whole tribe comes now, new drivers is coming for bewitch. So anything is allowed.
Someone says I want to make dua for the Kaaba, without my clothes, no problem, somebody wants to do something, no problem, anything is allowed. Why? Because the purpose is not worship, the purpose is to get people in order to have business. Now you take all of these factors. And look at our modern society today, you will find that there's an uncanny resemblance
in terms of systems and processes and practices between what was happening in society and what is happening in today in our modern, capitalistic
what we call the market economy or whatever, whatever term you want to use, we work we operate on exactly the same principles.
Chief indicator of
the health of our society is economic.
It's not moral, it's not character. It's not education. It's not knowledge. It's not compassion. It's not you know, anything like that is purely money.
Nothing more, which is the best country the one which has the highest GDP, the one which has the highest standard of living.
And standard of living is defined purely in terms of how many dollars per head, per capita, how many dollars per capita in the country, nothing else. Standard living is that standard of living is not how
Moral are those people standard of living is not how pious other peoples are living is not how well the poor are taken care of nothing,
per capita, how much
And as we know, that's a completely ridiculous calculation. Because in a society if you've got like in India, for example,
the top 1% or actually less than point 01 percent, the top point 01 percent control
more than 80% of the economy.
So, in a country where you have people who are dying of starvation, you have billionaires who are building houses, which are God knows how many stories 36 stories or
on misappropriated Muslim rock flat.
So the point is that
this is our society, we, we exploit women,
the enslavement of women. Unfortunately, the women who buy into that argument, they don't seem to see the way that they are being enslaved, and they don't seem to see the way that they're being exploited.
Because they buy into the argument that this is freedom.
They don't see how it's not freedom, it's actually enslavement. It's actually exploitation of women. It's not equality of event. It's it's blatant exploitation of women, but they don't see that
the poor have no say whatsoever in anything, the poor as good as don't exist. And that's our society. And also, in Makkah of those days. And in our world today, generally speaking, there is no sense of accountability to anybody for our actions. People feel that they can do exactly what they want, when they want how they want to they want, and there is no one that they need to account to be worried about, or concerned about whatsoever.
Now, why am I talking about all these detailed comparisons? for a very good reason. And that reason is
the model of leadership, that as well as a wrestler presented to the world was a model of leadership, which solve those problems in those days. And therefore my submission to you is that if the problem is the same, then the same solution should work.
And that's why we are saying that we believe that that medicine is effective, because the disease is the same.
It's a amazing situation, if you think about the life of lamesa
that in a period of 23 years, this very small group of people starting from one person
which was poor,
oppressed and influential,
changed from that situation to becoming rulers of the known world.
and that is what insha Allah in this lecture we will look at the leadership aspects of that.
Of that tidge
there are 11 lessons that we will go through inshallah today and tomorrow and maybe next weekend as well.
I'll just list them here for you. One was complete certainty in his message.
Everything begins with faith, everything begins with Mr and your pain and that is the number one leadership lesson complete certainty in the faith. Number two, no compromise with the message.
No compromise for any reason whatsoever and we will see all of these with examples. inshallah. Third one was personal leadership from the front, putting himself on the line,
not once, not twice, every single time. Number four, was resilience and resilience is to face the facts, while having absolute faith in success, facing the brutal facts without any window dressing without any
icing on any cake
but facing the facts as they are
but yet not getting not falling into despair
not losing hope but having absolute faith in success number five keeping the goal before everything else the goal comes first before personal preferences before likes and dislikes before every single thing else
number six living his message not preaching his message
the Muslim is the is a demonstrator is not a preacher.
Because people listen with their eyes.
There's no point in talking something we have to show that thing.
Number seven is risk taking
the ability to take a chance banking on Allah
number eight, sacrificing the short term
for the long term
number nine magnanimity and forgiveness.
Number 10. Creating systems transitioning from person led to process driven
and number 11 succession planning and developing leaders.
So 11 critical lessons from the Sierra allies allies
which are key lessons for anyone who wants to lead inshallah, my book is in the process of being written on this and then maybe the next month or two that book will get published. So all of these will be there detail but let's talk about that anyway.
So the first one is complete certainty in his belief and message
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
first met give Rachel a solemn
in the cave of Hira.
And we know the whole story of the first revelation. Were you a little upset with Cora Bismillah bigger lady calm.
And when the soul lies, as I said, I've had this experience. He was very frightened. He came down from the mountain came home and he said to his wife Khadija, the Cobra delana he says a Malone is a Maloney said, cover me up, cover me up, and he lay down and she covered him up with a blanket. And then when he had gained some level of composure, she asked him what happened. So he described to her his experience.
The experience of two forms of life meeting one another.
The experience of a man meeting an angel,
the experience of Wonder soul, meeting another soul.
The experience of a man listening to the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala, for the first time in his life,
reflect I always say, reflect how many million times have we heard this story? How many of you have thought about the story? What does it mean?
What does it mean to connect with Allah?
Until we reflect until we think until we try to imagine
we cannot understand the magnitude of this experience.
And she said to him,
she said, Allah will not destroy you.
Because you are good to your neighbors.
You're kind to the poor people.
And you are generous as a host.
You're generous as to your guests,
all three issues of o'clock.
And then she took him to meet her cousin Baraka with nofal
who was a monk and he was a learned man.
And also Rasul Allah described his experience to work of a novel
and Baraka novel.
When he heard this story, he said to Rasul Allah,
he said, this is the same one who came to Musa
He said, He's the same one who came to Moses
Hello. He said this is jabril A Salah
Hassan was afraid that maybe he saw Jean and he didn't like gin didn't like anything to do with magic and so on. America knows that no, this is not yet this is the angel.
And this is the one who came to musala a salami Broadway.
And then he said a strange thing.
He said that when your people throw you out of Makkah
when your people
expel you from Makkah,
if I'm still alive, I will stand by you and I will support you.
This was a strange thing. He was the most loved man in Makkah.
He was a person who people gave a name and the Goldman Sachs epolamine.
He said they will throw me out of MCC.
So how is this possible?
How can these people throw me out of macam
Baraka novel said
I'm saying that because that always happens to the one who brings what you are bringing.
He said this always happens to the one who brings what you are bringing.
That's what I was one other also said in sort of the DRC
Yeah, Hassan Ali Baba
de Muro Solon Illa, Gan will be here stanciu Allah said, has Surat, Ahmedabad, Allah said war to the people.
There's not a single messenger of mine, who they did not belie who they did not deny who they did not oppose.
And then for some time
now visa is used to worship
and he hadn't yet got the order to go and communicate the message.
And then Allah subhanaw taala gave this
analysis analizar confianza
Allah does it go and stand then one them
and that is when Russell lies another a Salam went and stood up on the mountain of Safa on the top of the hill
of course, today everything is flat there because over the centuries how the Haram has been built and so on, there is almost no Hill anymore It is just a little bit of you know on the end
you can see some rock but there used to be Hill
Sam climb the hill and he stood on the hill
and he called out to the people he said was
that this was like an alarm call this was like dialing 911 or something. Right? All the sirens and everything else and he was the cop cars comes off was when people are rushing out of their houses and came out to the market and what happened
was not only is the alarm call being given but the alarm call is being given by the one who only speaks the truth. So it means that there is indeed something which is alarming This must be some danger otherwise why would a wall people why would Mohammed Salah Salam Why would he call was Baba
so when they came Rasul Allah is Allah Sallam said to them, he said, Oh people if I told you that there is an army behind this hill, would you believe me?
They said yes, you will never lied to us.
And we will believe you.
So he said, then believe me when I tell you that I am a messenger of Allah,
that I am the Rasul of Allah. And I have been sent and I have come to warn you of a severe punishment in the hereafter. If you continue to do what you do, which is if you continue on your polytheistic polytheistic religion,
on your idolatrous religion on worshipping stones and rocks and all sorts of things.
And if you continue to live in the kind of way that you live,
I have come to warn you of severe punishment in the ACA
is calling these people out in the middle of the working day.
And Abdullah has reaction
quite clearly was not his own.
But that reaction demonstrates for us what kind of society it was.
Bula Bula Bula
Bula have was the uncle He was the brother of the father of
nine tribal societies among the Arabs
even to this day, they the uncle has the same level as the father
the way the grid the uncle the way if somebody among the Arabs or somebody calls your army it's very big honor
it's not it's not uncle like everybody calls uncle you know any unknown manager below not not without
the call you Yami the volume angle is a big honor.
novela was the actual anchor lever and I will I was a man when rasulillah salam was born.
Fried asleep. And he gave gifts he was so happy that my brother had a son.
when also lasala made this announcement
he gave out and he's a double la casa Yo, le hava jamatkhana
he's at me, he will be Foleo all the rest of this day. Is this why you call us
that shows us the attitude of the society. What is he saying? He's saying this is a working day I'm sitting in my shop doing business and buying and selling and so on. And you'd make me leave all of that to come and you tell me about some God and some accurate What rubbish is this? What nonsense is this? middle of the day, you talking about all this? You know.
So he's cussing it
may even be volume.
Because he considered talking about the app here a waste of time.
And for him to leave his shop, to fire him to leave his business.
And come and listen to the word of Allah.
To come and listen about the ACA was a waste of time. Isn't you're wasting my time, man. Oh, you got me for this.
And I think that's a very good story to illustrate not only what macam society was like, but we can also see how closely it resembles our society.
How many people are there who consider it a good use of their time to go and listen to the vicar of Allah?
Forgive it preference. I mean, there are people who might go there some good thing happening I have nothing else to do.
Hundreds even that is good.
Instead of going to some evil place you would have come here. But what about people? I'm not talking about that? I'm not saying sort of going to the cinema or going to some bar you will come to the masjid. No, I'm not I'm talking about Will you actually shut your shop and come and listen to others?
Will you actually give up your regular business come during business hours and listen to others and listen to
only views only somebody who's in the ACA can do that.
So our last reaction was this. Our reaction was the talking about the kind of the waste of time Don't waste our time.
And see Allah subhanho wa Taala the response to that.
Allah subhanaw taala set up but Jada De La Habra
ma n Hu ma Lu la casa cassava saya
Allah Raja Raja Barish. The hands of Abu lahab.
And may He perish
and his wealth and his children will not benefit.
Makana they will not there's no there's no benefit for him.
Man oh America.
And Allah subhanaw taala promised he will be burned in a fire of Blazing flames.
The surah is one of the miracles of the Quran. It's one of the DeLisle of the divine nature of the Quran.
Because this surah came very early came about have lived long after this.
And all I needed to do to prove
this surah wrong
now, all you needed to do was to go to restaurant
nzso Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, wa masala whether or not he believed in his heart, even if he had just pronounced that kalama to rubbish,
the matter would be over the surah would be proved wrong.
But Allah have lived for years after this, he never did that.
And then the way he died also,
he wasn't even killed. In the Battle of bother everybody left, I will have sent somebody else instead of a we didn't go.
And when they came back, very soon after he contracted a disease
and died of that. And that disease was so infectious, and it was so horrible that no one wanted to touch him. His own sons didn't want to go near him. So he died. And he lay there for three days until his cops start thinking that people don't descend is the what is how can you live your father like this. So they took some long poles, and they pushed him into a ditch. And they threw stones
and threw stones from a distance. I mean, I will, I will, I was actually stoned, when he was dead by his own son.
The threw stones to cover up the ditch
that is almost 100 disgraced in this life. And I will have was one of the aristocrats of Makkah, who was one of the nobility of Makkah, was one of the wealthiest people in Macau. And all that money and all that all that fame and name and power did have absolutely no, but
the lesson therefore from this is that it is essential for the leader to have complete faith in himself.
In his own vision, his strategy, his mission, his method, and in the belief that anyone following him would benefit from doing so.
The leader must believe that he or she is leading to something which is good, and that anyone following them will benefit from following them.
Because if the leader demonstrates the slightest doubt, in his message, then the power of his leadership
will be seriously compromised.
And we see from the life of rahsaan.
There's not a single instance, where his faith wavered,
even slightly, never
complete and totally again,
on his message of the heat, and on the fact that he was the Messenger of Allah, Allah Allah.
It's important for us remember that people follow leaders for many reasons.
Not everyone follows a leader for the same reason.
I remember once I was speaking to the founder of Infosys, Mr. dharana Murthy.
And he said to me a very interesting incident.
And this was in the heydays, it was in the early 90s, when
no stock prices are very high.
And Infosys was known to be a company which probably had more millionaires than any other company in the world.
You know, car drivers, were millionaires and ordinary programmers were millionaires because of the shares that they held in the company.
And Mr. Murthy told me an interesting story. He told me he said
that when we started his company, he said we started his company with a share capital of 10,000 rupees.
There was seven of us.
And then when we needed money, he said we didn't go to the banks because they are against interest. He said, interest impoverishes interest does not help. There's nobody who never borrowed any money from any bank.
So he said, we went to private people to ask for money.
So he said, there were three kinds of people that I encountered.
He said, there were people who genuinely believed that I was worth supporting. they genuinely believed that I would deliver.
So they put money because they said yes, even though we don't see the signs of it just now. If this guy says it will happen, it will happen. So they had faith in me. So they gave me money.
He said, there were another kind of people who said, Well, you know, I don't really think this guy will deliver but you know, after all, is my interview, or is my brother or my something? So, I mean, I can't just tell get out, you know, I have to give somebody so they give.
So that means these two kinds of people had shares in Infosys.
He said there was a third kind of person. He said that person flatly refused to give me money. I'm offering them shares of Infosys, please buy some shares. They said, Oh, sorry, not interested. He said today, those people come to me and they tell me you should have forced me.
You should have forced me. Why didn't you force me? What is allowed? Can I force anybody you know, I offered to the share, you didn't want it now, and the share is worth
And now a new now when you see you know, I was offered 10,000 shares
for 10 rupees each or whatever it was, I don't know exact numbers. But you know, is that when I was offered those shares, and now you do your mental calculations, oh, my God, I could have been a millionaire. But today I have nothing.
He said, they come to me. And as a user of force me, why don't you force me, Mr. Moody. So how can I force anybody.
And voila, this is the nature of things. That today, when you take Islam to people, and you offer it,
and say, here is the ticket to gender,
there are some people who will politely Listen,
not because they're convinced or anything, but they listen, since you're here, you know, I can't tell you get out. So
I'll put up with you for a while.
The other people who run away, the moment is you coming to get out of this place, you know, let's not be here.
And there are some other people who either try to throw you out or they throw themselves out, they walk away, sorry, not interested.
But a day will come and May Allah protect us
a day will come
and all those people walked away.
And all those people who threw out
will then on that day, they will cry tears of blood.
And they will say Oh, if only we had listened
If only we had decent
And on that day, they will be willing to ransom themselves with the with with gold as much as the earth can contain.
And it will be set to them. Today, there is no answer for you.
And on that day, you will ask for much less than this.
So it is very important for the leader
to be from
because people follow leaders for all sorts of reasons. Some see benefit for themselves. Some some do it for affiliations, some do because they see the leader is powerful. And therefore it is suits us to be on the good side of this leader because you know, he's a powerful guy. You don't want to cross him.
I don't really like him, I don't really support him. But you know, we don't want to go against him. So or it is evolving, you know, it shows support.
But then you will find that if you are actually leading to something good
and you remain firm on your path.
Then gradually, the trickle becomes a flood.
Gradually, people gather.
And gradually there is a following.
That's the reason why your own passion, your own belief
and your own desire to work only and only to please Allah subhanaw taala This is a very critical element of leadership. Because if you don't have that,
then you can't give it because you can only give what you have.
And that's why to me
I always say that thou is a matter of the heart.
You can only invite to Allah, if you love Allah.
You cannot invite your life you have no love for Allah.
You cannot invite towards Allah if you have no connection with Allah. There was no who did not love Allah.
There was no nobody who was not connected to Allah.
That's very important for us to assess for ourselves and say where am I with respect to my own connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala
The Tao of the Gambia was clear and direct.
Sunlight selegiline didn't beat about the bush.
directly to the point.
Leave what you are doing and obey Allah subhanho wa Taala otherwise you are in serious trouble.
He didn't say it in a nice way. He didn't say it in a soft way. He didn't say it in a sugar coated way. He didn't put it I like like a hidden cookie inside a cake. No
Direct straight to the face. in so many words,
no convoluted philosophies.
There is Allah Salam and all the ambia they spoke when they spoke they were conscious of the power of Allah subhana wa Taala
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the story of Musa Salah before Brown. And I mentioned this before I won't repeat it here but if you remember those Ayat of Surah Surah
The one thing which comes out clearly absolutely from those is the muzzle a Salam was hearing some other voice in his head when he was talking to him around. He was not hearing what God was saying.
Whatever Iran was saying or not saying made no difference to Busan, Busan a Salam was listening to something else. His ears were tuned somewhere else.
And what bizarre is Sam was saying was what he was programmed to say.
And so although it was Rasul
Allah have said, whatever you wanted to say, and then of course, things
difficult is only increased if you see the whole of the period of Makkah.
If you look at it purely with worldly eyes, if you look at the entire period of 30 years of Makkah, it's a story of failure.
It's a story of failure. It's a story of progressively bad, going to worse,
from bad to worse, one after the other one after the other, failure after failure after failure, difficulty after difficulty after difficulty,
that through all of that,
you do not see any despair in Russell Russell, you do not see any discouragement.
You do not see any softening of stances, you do not see any lack of energy in his work.
Why because he is conscious of the power of Allah.
And the rest of what is happening around him doesn't matter.
Whether it's one person listening to him or 10,000 people listening to him or 10 million people listening to him makes no difference.
Because he is conscious only of pleasing one and that is Allah
His reliance is only on Allah.
He is not relying on his tribe or his family or his wealth or his education or his personal charisma or his personal influence are nothing, nothing nothing.
reliance is purely and purely on Allah subhanaw taala.
And he seeks no reward from the people.
This is one of the hallmarks one of the distinguishing features of the Tao of the ambia that they never took a reward and they never took money from the people.
They worked only for less pleasure. And that was one that I mentioned this in sort of the SRA and other places with respect to nubby after NaVi after
the one distinguishing feature which Allah subhanaw taala mentioned was that they do not last Allah como la jolla.
That they do not ask for other from you. They don't ask for reward from you. The one distinguishing feature of every single Nabil
and then in total Anam
Anima 90, Allah subhanho wa Taala specifically mentioned in the ayah before that Allah subhanaw taala mentions that he gave them the books and so on and so forth. And he's talking about the Gambia and Allah subhanaw taala in this is Ooh La, la de da de la Whoa, Fabio Buddha hobo Paddy
Cole la Kumari.
In Hua Illa.
Allah says, they are those who they appear, are those who Allah had guided. So follow the guidance, the ambia came to be followed. The Gambia came to be obeyed. Allah subhanaw taala directed us.
Allah subhanaw taala directed us like Allah, Xena has Allah. These are the people who are lost Renata has given hedaya favi Hoda. homak daddy.
Therefore do the
follow them, obey them.
And what is their distinguishing feature that they say we don't want anything from you? We do not ask for any Azure from you. We don't want a salary from you. We don't want a gift from you. We don't want any money from you or any other thing from you. You're doing this purely purely for Allah
And that is the source of Baraka in the work of
those who take money for the work of Dean will never see this. They will never see the Baraka of the work of the
because the method of the Amir was to do it purely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. The NBA or the NBA had their own source of income for themselves separate from the DEA, that never took money for their work.
Some of them had sheep and cattle and some of them had farms or whatever it was, and that was a wrestler used to make armor and
somebody was a carpenter is a wrestler was a carpenter and various people had different traits.
But they never took money for the work of
the devil to me to teach anybody Islam.
And that was the source that was the source of their strength that was a source of the Baraka in their lives. And that's why I say very clearly to people you want to do the work of the never take money for it.
Find another source of income.
And if you can't do that, give it this bill of rights.
Don't adulterate the work of the Gambia. By making that work a source of income for yourself.
We'll take a break was Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was abused.