Leadership Lessons – Part 2

Mirza Yawar Baig

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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 2 of Day 1.

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Salam Alaikum

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in the legendary level salat wa salam Allah shuffle ambia Ronnie he was heavy on Manuela, we are looking at the leadership lessons from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. We talked about the first lesson which was the lesson of

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complete certainty in the faith and in the message. The second very important element of leadership of the life of an apostle Allah Allah Azza wa sallam was the element of no compromise with the message.

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Now,

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if you look at the Sierra,

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and you're looking at it from a leadership angle,

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if you are sending somebody to Mecca of those days

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of the fifth century

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with a mission

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to propagate a new religion,

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which was diametrically opposite

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to the religion, which was currently in place,

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right. So, the task you are giving to your leaders what propagate a new religion,

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which is diametrically opposite to the current religion, number one, number two, the society is a society which has which is

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divided economically, very stratified economically, there are people who are very wealthy and the people are very poor. It's a society which is also written with all sorts of social evils and all sorts of

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inequities.

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So if you send this person in,

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what would you advise them? How would you advise them to go about their mission?

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Right. Now any person

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of our times,

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who is thinking logically, who is thinking from his education and so on,

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perhaps they will be presented with the scenarios which I have put up here.

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And these options, obviously, were available also, to realize

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the first option was that, can we get some form of

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authority first, and then use that authority in order to propagate the message. Now, in his case, he was from the aristocracy of the aristocratic clan of the place, he was from Banu Hashim of the chorus. So there was a line age of aristocracy.

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He had a great reputation of somebody who was very honest, he was very good, and so on, and so forth. So he could have leveraged that reputation. And he could have leveraged his own line edge and his own family in order to gain authority in the place. And of course, kingship of the of the of Makkah was actually eventually offered to him as well, they actually told him, if you want to be a king, then we will elect you as our king. And if you want money, then we will collect money from everybody, and we will give you as much money as you want.

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And if you want to get married, if you want women, then we will pick

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the most beautiful women that are there in Makkah, and we will present them to you.

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So that was one option, which is gain authority. And then say what you have to say.

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Another option that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had was to take the social worker route, which a lot of people do in politics. I mean, they start by doing social work, they start by, you know, working with the downtrodden people, and that is this one and that one. And then eventually, they get into a place where they can get to get elected and they come to power, but the route they have taken is through social work.

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So he could have got that be a social reformer, and then he could have got support of people, obviously, he would have got support because there were people who were oppressed and so forth. So they would have supported him. And eventually he would have reached a position of prominence, and he could have done delivered his message. So that was a second option. third option that he had was neither of these two, but he could have presented his message in what we like to call a gradual way. And that is the

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Today, this is the biggest pressure on the die of Islam. From a modern world, people say no, no, you're too hard, you're too harsh. You do direct, you know, don't say it like this, water it down, smooth it down and sugarcoat it or something, and say it softly and say it nicely. Well, what is the soft way of saying you will burn in hell? I mean, you know, find me a nice way of saying that. Right? Because if you are going to do what you're doing, you will burn in hell, you know, read my lips. I mean, you know, what's the nice way of saying that? Right? You will roast or something? There's a nicer way of saying it. Oh, barbecue, right.

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So the point is that he could have done any of these things. For example, He could have said that, you know, quality ism really doesn't make sense, you know, does it does it do logically believe that this will add these gods can help you? Right? They could have taken this route? I mean, there's no need to start talking about hell in the form on day one, right? He would have said, you know, what, don't you see that these, these gods can't do anything for you? And

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so on and so on, that is be logical, and how can a piece of stone help us or whatever it is, right? So he could have taken all sorts of arguments, philosophical arguments, logical arguments, and so on and so forth. And he could have done that.

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I consider it one of the proofs that nourish Allah Allah, Allah Azza wa sallam was divinely guided.

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And that what is rubbed said about him, where he said, he does not speak of his own volition.

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He speaks only what has been commanded to him.

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Yes, and Soraka najem. Allah subhanaw taala said this, in who are in

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Allah says he only says what has been commanded to him.

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And this is proof that nobody's Allah Salah was doing what his rep told him to do.

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And this is the issue of the MBA, the MBA, never diluted their message, never

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muzzle is around goes alone and stand in front of Iran and tells him what in so many words directly.

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He doesn't care about what will happen to me you know, if you don't can make me to mince meat or nothing, nothing, nothing. He knows. Iran cannot move a finger without the hokum of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So what can you do to me? What Can anybody do to me, if I am speaking and I am conveying the message of Allah, Allah Allah,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect

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and as well as that we will protect you from the people.

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And therefore the ambia spoke directly. They spoke clearly. And they spoke without mincing any words. They spoke without beating about the bush. They didn't speak in convoluted theories. They said it directly como la ilaha illa la who flew c'est la ilaha illAllah and become successful. And if you do not do that, you will burn in the Hellfire forever and ever, period. Very simple message. You like it you don't like it doesn't matter. I'm not saying it for you to like it. If you don't like it, it makes no difference. If you like it, it makes no difference. Any difference that is made is for you. It is not for me. As far as I am concerned. My job is to convey Alena, Ill Bala whole

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movie, that is the job of the enemy.

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That is the job of the enemy.

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And that we shall have a solemn, even though he had all of these options, he did not choose to exercise any of them. He said what needed to be said directly in so many words.

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And that's a very big lesson for us.

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When we are talking about the Tao of Islam,

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say it like it is Don't hesitate. Don't hesitate. Don't say Oh, but you know, people will feel bad they will feel offended. What is it? What is there? I'm not cursing you? Why should you be offended? What is there to be offended? If I tell you that I worship only one Allah? What is your problem with that?

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And people are not offended. We only believe one of the problems of the Muslim today is that the Muslim himself is full of doubts.

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The person in front doesn't get the person in front the the person you're speaking to, he has no problem. You can say whatever you want, that person will listen to you. I'm not saying he will accept what you're saying. He may or may not accept, but he will listen to you. But we got a problem with saying it because we are so full of doubts ourselves. And that's why it's very important to get all of these doubts out of the way clear up all this.

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And that's the reason what was his response. They came to in many ways they offered him money they offered him women

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They offered him kingship. They threatened him.

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They called him mad. They did everything under the sun.

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And eventually they got to his uncle Abu Talib. Does that you influence him because he's causing so much trouble for us. And we are our our families are breaking up. You know, many times people ask this question.

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They say, you know, I want to follow Islam. But I also don't want to break family ties. I also don't want to offend the elders in my family. In some cases, I don't want to offend my parents, because my parents are forcing me to do various things which islamically? I know, I should not do but my parents have this view. So my parents are forcing me. And isn't it important to maintain these types?

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What is the answer?

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The answer is, the first and foremost relationship is

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with Allah subhanho wa Taala, with the Creator. So therefore, there is no disobedience of the Creator. In the obedience of the creature, there is no disobedience of Allah, in the obedience of the slave. So no matter who it is, even if it is parents, and in Soraka israa, Allah subhanaw taala specifically mentioned this and mentioned parents. Why? Because in Islam, parents have the highest status with regard to religion, nobody else with regard to relationship, parents have the highest status. And that's the reason why Allah subhanaw taala mentioned parents, they're not only to single out the parents, but to show that even if your parents tell you to disobey Allah, then dis obey the

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parents. Now, if you have been if you are being told to disobey parents, then where do your friends stand? And where do your other relatives stand? Or where does anyone else?

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Should we maintain our ties with our families? Of course, absolutely. Without doubt, we should maintain, until

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and as long as they maintain their ties with Allah.

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If my family, even if it is my parents, if they are doing something which Islam does not permit, then what do I do? I move away, I'm not saying break your ties and go and curse them or something or, you know, say, I will never see your face No, none of that. This is sorry, I cannot come to this gathering, I cannot come to this party, I cannot come to this whatever. I cannot participate with you in this thing, because this is against Islam.

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And if they say oh, but how can you say you are my niece or nephew or my son?

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Before all of this, and after all of this is over? I am the slave of Allah.

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I am the creature of Allah.

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When all of you are dead and gone, who will I be standing before Allah?

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So how can I offend Allah and please you when you are not going to be there when I am standing before?

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It's as simple as that.

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So please make very sure. And that's exactly what we saw celebrate no compromise his response to his uncle is what

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did he also have family?

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Did you also have uncles and aunts and cousins and nephews here everybody?

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What was his response? His response is I cannot stop what I have been sent to do.

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I am not breaking my ties with anybody. But if somebody wants to break their ties with me, that is their choice, I am not telling them to do that is their choice up to them, but I will not disobey Allah.

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So his response is responses by uncle, even if they put the sun in one of my hands and the moon in the other, I will still not give up this message that I have been sent with. So what about money? And what about some Kingdom of some little town or makes no sense even if the sun is in one hand and the moon is in the other hand, I will not give it up.

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And in another revision is that.

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He said I am as capable of stopping this as you are capable of bringing a flame from the sun.

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You can't bring a frame from the sun and I can't stop this.

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For a leadership angle. No compromise is an extremely important element.

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Very critical to leadership. Because the single most critical thing in leadership is differentiation.

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You have to differentiate on the basis of your message. If you are like everybody

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Else, you're not a leader, you're one of the sheep in the flock.

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Leaders stand out sheep blend in.

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So you have to stand out.

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If you blend in your sheep,

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and that standing out is differentiation,

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say it like it is, don't worry about popularity doesn't matter

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whether you have it or you don't have it makes no difference. The only thing we makes a difference is is Allah subhanaw taala pleased with you or not. And for that the thing to do is do what you know to be correct, and then make Toba Allah subhanaw taala.

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He also did not accept any conditions now compromise and conditions, this is a very important element in leadership.

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Many times people come.

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Now for the for the SBA, for example, when we are starting off this, I've heard this many times

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people come and they say, why do you need an institution of this quality, which costs so much? Why not have it, why not started in your garage, why not start it, you know, at one 10th of this, and a small wasting somewhere. And we explained to them, you cannot get the quality that we want, we are not looking at luxury, we are looking at quality. And that's what it costs to compromise the quality. Why do you need that. So that's one kind of pressure that comes.

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And we have a very straightforward stance on this, this is what it is. If we cannot do it like this, then we will not do it.

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Period

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vows, things are falling into place and shall. The second thing which comes is conditions. And this also has happened to me when you go to people for funds, because he has will give you the money provided you do this. And that is against our policies.

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We give you all the money provided you watered down the Islamic part of it or you remove the Islamic part of it.

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So we can No, we will not do it. No compromise.

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And this is one of the things that

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exemplified no compromise, no conditions. This is what Islam is. Take it or leave it.

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It's your choice. But you're not going to get a different variety of Islam. Because you don't like this variety.

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Islam doesn't come in different flavors.

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Right?

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doesn't come in different flavors.

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One day in

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your jaw, you have a choice, you're free to take it or you don't want to take it don't take it but you can't say well I will take this piece out of it. And I will leave out the other piece because I don't like that piece.

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That is the height of arrogance with Allah subhanaw taala to take a piece and to leave out a piece and that's the reason why Allah subhanaw taala and

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he said to me no NaVi by the Gita, taxonomy but he said do you take Do you have faith in something out of the book and you leave out the rest?

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And Allah subhanaw taala is what do you promise promise people who do that? He said his own failure to do

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his promise for them?

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Is hardship in this life.

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Why y'all will accurately your aduna Isla de la de

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Esser, Allah Allah said on the Day of Judgment, we will put them into the worst of punishment. Who are these people? Are these people who are disbelievers? No, no.

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No Muslims

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avato Minami battle kita tak furuta.

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These are Muslims but these are Muslims who want the deen conditionally.

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We will take this and we will not take that

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right. They want the in conditionally we like this we like to come in rather like Ramadan and we like taraweeh and so on. So we will come and pray.

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But we don't like the hijab so we will not do.

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So hijab is inside the masjid. Outside the masjid know hijab.

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People make a big song and dance

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in the masjid when they come to a religious program about you know there is no screen between the brothers and the sisters. Mashallah, so you when you go to the mall, there is a screen between you and the brothers.

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You walk around in a in a tent.

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Who is this nupoc for who you're trying to impress? Is there a different day inside the budget and outside the budget?

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We take what we like. And we don't want to take what we don't like

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this custom and this practice, we like.

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In any case, you don't like to go and you don't have no desire to go to the to the dargahs, and to the McCombs and so on and so forth. So bread more overhead. Yeah, these are all people around.

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But you want to have your own party and you want to have a song session in that and you want to call a singer and you want to have a bandit

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who said music is haram.

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A music is not very nice.

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Who said I should not spend so much money in a wedding?

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Allah has given me He gave you for this.

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Stop fooling yourself people. Stop fooling yourself. Doesn't work.

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No conditions. No conditions.

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Salah was in Medina,

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early days of hijra is still weak. Still no support. great danger from all over.

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A delegation comes from

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one of the biggest and most powerful drivers of ages. But the

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same people who rejected Neville SLM and he went to die. Now they sent a delegation

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and they say we are willing to accept La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, be willing to accept Islam.

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Not one person, the whole tribe of life,

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are willing to accept Islam. They are willing to pray no problem. But zachodni will not give

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Zakat they won't give.

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There are people who advised me so often they say, look, this is a good opportunity. Do it gradually. Why must everything happen on the same day?

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Do it gradually What is wrong?

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They will come around eventually.

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We need support today. We have no one to support us here is all big time they willing to come. Don't chase them away.

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People tell us don't chase them away. You speak like this. They won't come

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as if that is the reason why you're speaking. There's some difference between a diet and an entertainer know

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who must look at popular charts, the die of Islam

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who gets let them not come?

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And that's exactly what also was an awesome set.

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Not my words. He said this. What did he say? He said the one who separates the Salah from the Zakat is not a Muslim.

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said let them not come. This is a hard stance. This Islam

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this Islam

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if they want to enter Islam, they enter into Islam fully which means they also pay zakat if they don't want to pay zakat. Salaam Alaikum Vika we do without you don't come.

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And this was a judgment or the result based on which

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his biggest and first disciple our Casa de fatherland during his khilafah

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when the tribes of Arabia did exactly the same thing,

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exactly the same thing. They said we will pray we are not leaving Islam. We will pray but we will not give zakat. Ilana said if you pray and you don't give Zakat, you have left Islam and I will take the shot to you.

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He said how can you say this?

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Turn Omar Nakata came and asked him he said how can you say how can you go and fight a Muslim How can you declare war on a Muslim?

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turned on TV said you are a good man. He said you are a great one. When in the in the in the time of genelia You were so strong and now you are so soft. He said How come

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he said the one who separates the Salah from the Zakat is not a Muslim and he said is the one who is supposed to pay zakat. And in that Zakat, if there is a piece of a rope of a camel, not even the whole cabbages the rope. If there is a piece of the rope of that gamma leafy does not bring and give it here he said I will take the zotrim

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because he's a mirtha he has left Islam I will

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execute it.

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No compromise. This is the deen of Allah. It is not your the

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it's not your property. You didn't invent it. Your grandfather didn't invent it. It's not your assets. You did not get it as an inheritance. You have no business to change a single

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Letter A single Iota, a single Arakan a letter in it.

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And if you do that, then you will be answerable to Allah subhanaw taala. No matter what pressure comes from where

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that's a very important lesson in leadership, no conditions, this is the message, you want to take it don't, you don't want it, don't take it, no problem. But this will not be changed for you or for anyone else.

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And in this matter, do remember,

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it's not just a matter of standing and proclaiming, it's also a matter of following it in your own life.

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No one should ever be able to say that you say something, but you do something else.

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As long as you practice what you say, people will respect you, even if they don't like what you say.

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Because in any case, what you're saying is not from yourself. Yes, you're saying what Allah subhanaw taala has declared.

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So no conditions, and he did not accept the back of the people of dive, even though it was it would have been politically useful for him to do that. At that point in time.

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It's very important for us to understand that if the leader compromises his message, for any reason, whether it's for popularity or for whatever else, the uniqueness of the message is lost.

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The uniqueness of the message is gone. And then there is no value in it because it's no longer a clear standard to be followed.

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Many of you know this quote of mine.

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A flag is saluted only when it is flying high on the flagpole. Non not when it is drying on the clothesline is a flag gets dirty and it's washed and it's drying on the clothesline. Nobody salutes it, even the same flag does not. There's no difference. Same flag, same colors, everything. But no one salutes a flag, which is drying on a clothesline, but the same piece of cloth when it is raised up on the masks.

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They showed it because up there it's a symbol of the nation on the clothesline. It's a piece of cloth.

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And that's the reason why the leaders personal conduct, the leader, his identity, the clarity of the goal.

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How clearly do people understand his goal?

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And how do they understand what they will gain if they follow that goal. All of these things must be clear to the people.

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These must be unambiguous, and they must be inspiring.

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And then people will follow.

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But if as it happens in many cases,

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if in a false bit, to gain popularity.

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If you start compromising on the principles, you find that you don't have anything left anymore because everything the principles were what were the foundation, they were they were what the thing was standing on, you compromise them and you don't have a message around in the first place.

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Number three,

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putting himself on the line.

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Leadership is always from the front.

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There is no other position which is called leader.

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A leader is one who has followers and where do followers walk in front of the leader no behind the leader.

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Behind the leader, there's only one position which is called leadership and that position is in the front there is no other position which is called leader

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and therefore willingness to put himself on the line.

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This is a very important criterion of the leader.

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Now let me settle on a solemn exemplified this.

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There are many instances of where

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he put himself on the line right in front.

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And one of the most famous is in the Battle of honan.

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Where when the the Muslims are fighting the again,

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the people from Taiwan and their

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confidence

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in the first shock of the battle, the Muslims turned around and ran.

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And there's a reason for that which Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran. And that reason was that some of them in that battle some of them had started to feel that they were now well

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prepared, and they had enough material means, and therefore they felt that no one can defeat us. Because we are very strong for the first time, there were 10,000 of them, they were well armed to this and no one can defeat us.

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And of course, Allah subhanaw taala does not like such things. And especially for that generation, Allah subhanaw taala was

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tutoring them, he was preparing that generation as an example for the rest of mankind till the end of time.

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And so therefore, for them, the tolerance levels are very, very low

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with us $100 Mandela is very merciful. So, he allows us to do all sorts of stuff, there's no reason to do it. But detanglers valterra for his mercy,

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but with the Sahaba even thinking something,

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brought a reaction. And Allah subhanaw taala then caused them to turn around and run.

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And at that time,

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Abdullah narrates that

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people are going and running away and running away. It was such a route people who are running when such terror

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that I was a young man who was again newly Muslim at that time and the first battle that he was fighting. I was okay, I looked at them and he said, only the second stop them. There's no way these people are this gone, this whole battle is finished.

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One of them was there that somebody asked him what is happening. He said, this is the color of Allah, nothing can be done.

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And at that time,

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Abdullah says, salaam went towards the enemy.

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He didn't turn around. He went towards the enemy. Not only did he go towards the enemy, he shouted and he announced and he said, I am Mohammed.

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bin Abdul Mutallab.

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He took advantage from his grandfather.

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He said I am Muhammad Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam

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want to kill me, I am Muhammad.

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And there was a rally and somebody else was hanging on to the reins of his mule and pulling him back and saying, Here's hula, do not expose yourself like this. Do not expose yourself like this.

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What happens if somebody kills you?

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But as Ross Ross was not afraid, not afraid at all going into the people going into the enemy.

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And Abdullah said, he turned and he looked, and he saw me and he said, call the answer.

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He said call the answer.

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And Abdullah nimasa, I shouted, I called I said, Yeah.

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And he said they came.

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They came like cows come to the cuffs.

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And these are the people who had given their word to a saucer.

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And they were true to their word.

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And they came and surrounded him.

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And I always whenever I mentioned the story, I remember as you know, seen from Africa,

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when

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a herd of bison with calves

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and a pride of lion attacks, trying to get the cuffs

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and it's always in

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other animals. When the lions attack there are

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in the lions can usually get one or two of the stragglers but not the bison. They don't run.

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They don't run. They turn around.

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They turn around and they go into the Afrikaners use a word called laga.

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They turn around they make a circle with the calves in the center. And outward in the circle are all the adults all the bulls are the big cows with huge horns and all the lines you can see are these enormous what's called the bus which is the head between the hands

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which is so hard that if you if you actually shooting a bicycle if you hit the vise under the bus, the bullet won't go through.

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It's so hard.

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All the line sees that the contracts the cuffs.

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Abdullah said the answer came

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and they came and surrounded him.

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And then Allah subhana wa Jalla sent

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his forces

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mentioned is in Sorocaba.

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We sent down Sakina on our Nabhi and those with him

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voted them and then we help them build you know the lump dharohar with forces they could not see. And Abdullah Massaro said we saw a black mass descend from the sky, and it hit the ground and it dispersed. And he said it was like ants. And Allah knows best. What forms these things have?

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What creatures Allah creates.

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Allah knows the shape

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of his armies

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and the tide of battle turned.

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They asked Abdullah masano how many were there? He said just over 100

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just over 100 saveh the answer turned a force of 20,000 How was it

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this is the power of leading from the front

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because now when they were fighting

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they were warriors they knew how to fight. But now they were now when they were fighting.

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The w was with

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the Navy was with them.

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The fighting to protect Islam. They were fighting to protect Mohamed Salah salah

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and nothing could stop them.

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And then Allah subhanaw taala have dealt with his Malaika

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the tide of battle returned.

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And when that battle was over,

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the Muslims

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got the largest amount of vanilla that they had ever got.

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The cave had come out of ties with all their material. They came with a gold and silver they came with the women and children they came with their with their cattle and with their sheep and with the camels and the horses, everything.

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And all of this fell into the hands of the Muslims.

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I'm talking about leading from the front, and they're leading from the front in the battle and is also leading from the front outside the battle.

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So now is Allah Allah Salah now is distributing this very man.

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And when he is distributing this whenever he is giving one of the tribes of the Arabs who are newly become Muslim, he came and he said jasola Give me something. Give him 100 camels give me more it gives him more. Another man comes and says you gave him so much you gave me less, give me more it gives them more. And this is going on

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and is distributed very much.

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And while this is happening,

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some people in the answer they started talking and they said how is it that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he needed us? He called us by name.

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He didn't say call the Muslims that call the answer.

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But now when the time comes to get the benefits, he is not giving us anything. And he's giving it to all these people. Can these are new people, these people where were they? Where were they when this battle was being fought? They all ran?

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Not one of them stood they all ran away. We were the ones who stood.

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But now we get nothing. And we are also poor we also need

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sola Saracen have heard this

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he said trouble? hora de la No Is it called the answer. I want to speak to them.

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And I've already said that this was a

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special meeting of the house.

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It was a meeting of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with his answer. Nobody else was allowed except for some of the cavalry in some of the leaders of the of the Mahabharata

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and others. No one else was allowed in this meeting

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and said they all gathered they had made a kind of pavilion for Rasul Allah, Allah.

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And he said they all gathered in that Pavilion.

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They're all come out of the battle. They were all dressed in their armor.

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They are the weapons

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Big when big beards.

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He said when they are all gathered

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Rasul Allah, Allah wa sallam came to them.

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And he said to them one, sir,

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if you were to say that when there was no one to give me protection, you gave me protection,

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you would be right.

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And if I were to say to you,

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that you are fighting amongst yourselves and killing each other,

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and I came, and I joined your hearts together, and you stop killing each other.

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And Allah subhanaw taala gave you one image through me. If I said this, I would be right.

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He said, I say to you this.

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That is I am giving vanilla and I am distributing this wealth to the people who need that wealth to stick their hearts to Islam.

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He said, I bear witness that you do not need this. Because your hearts you love Allah. And Allah loves you.

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And your hearts are with Islam.

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You don't need this, to get close to Islam.

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And then he said to them, I'm talking about putting himself on the line, putting himself on the line.

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He said to the avanza

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What do you say if I say to you?

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What do you say if I say to you,

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that let these people go home with cattle and sheep and camels. And you go home with the Messenger of Allah

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said what do you say?

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I said they wept.

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He said they wept until their beards were wet with tears. And they said, Yasser Allah Alhamdulillah.

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Allah said, we don't want anything else. We don't want anything else. They said, We were afraid that now that your hometown is yours that you will go back to your people.

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He said, But you say you will come back with us, said that's all we want.

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And while I was true to his word,

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even though his beloved maka was his,

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his beloved harem was his.

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He never went back.

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He lived with his answer. And he died among his answer.

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And not only did he not go back, but none of his recovery, none of the Sahaba who migrated with him, nobody went back.

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They all lived in Medina, they all died. Some died in Medina, some died elsewhere, but they all died in the path of Allah in that they never went back home.

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And this is the issue of leading from the front, directly in battle outside battle, putting himself on the line. This is me.

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What do you say?

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It takes courage to do that.

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It takes a huge amount of credibility to do that. And it takes a huge amount of faith in the love that your followers have for you to be able to stand and say that

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physical courage is a very important element of

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leading from the front. And as I said, only the colleges can encourage.

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You can only give what you have. If you have no courage, you cannot give courage.

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And at no point in his era, is there any incident where also lies Allah, Allah Salam put any of his companions in the way of danger? Never. He never hid behind them. He never put them in danger. He will always in front.

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His travel to time is a is a classic example. I mean, at that time when he went to die if he was not the only Muslim.

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There were many other people who are Muslim, serrano could have sent any of them. For example, he was already Muslim by that time. Other people are Muslim or

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Muslim. He could have sent any of them.

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He did not send anybody he went himself.

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He went himself and we know the whole story of dive I don't have to narrate that in detail here.

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He paid the price he suffered

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He was injured, he bled.

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But he did not send anyone else to do that work. And that is a very, very important element of leadership.

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A good leader is one who never asks his followers to do anything that he does not do himself.

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He will never tell his followers to do something that he does not do himself.

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That is what builds credibility leadership.

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If the people feel that you tell them to do things, but you yourself either don't know how to do it, or you are lazy and you don't do it, or you're afraid and you don't do it,

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they will not do it themselves.

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That's the reason why it's very important to physical courage, mental toughness, are both very, very important and mental toughness even more than physical courage.

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And these two come only and only from one thing and that is

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Darla Marla.

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Nobody who's disconnected with Allah subhanaw taala can have either mental toughness or physical courage.

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You will have the appearance of that. That's not that's not the thing in reality, there are people who are who are not afraid of India. They're not necessarily Muslim or they may not they were not Muslim, but they are brave.

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But there is a difference in quality of bravery between someone who's relying on Allah subhanaw taala and someone who has no concept of Allah

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physical courage therefore is a very, very important element as far as leadership is concerned.

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So we have done how many sections today three

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Well, you can call this over this is part of the three but four to four, right? So what are the four or three first one is

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believing completely in your message number two, no compromise. Number three,

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putting yourself on the line and for his courage or courage is part of putting yourself on the line which inshallah

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Allah, Allah Allah