Leadership Lessons – Part 4

Mirza Yawar Baig


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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala ala l mursaleen. Allah Allah He was happy as a

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We can do the next lesson among the leadership lessons from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Lama Salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad Anwar Ali Muhammad comas Allah tala Rahim Allah Allah

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Allah Almighty God mohammadu Allah Muhammad cammarata Allah Ibrahim Allah Allah Ibrahima in Medina.

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And that that message is that leadership

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rule, the leadership lesson is that the goal must always come first.

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The goal is supreme, the goal must always come first, the goal must precede and supersede every other consideration,

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especially consideration of personal feelings and likes and dislikes.

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And so Allah This is,

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of course, every lesson of the life, when you really do feel that this is the most important one. So, but this one particularly, I always feel that one of the biggest reasons today of the discord between Muslims, his personal likes and dislikes nothing else.

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I just don't like somebody,

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I don't like this about them. And so you cannot work with them.

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The very big issue of leadership is that if you want to be a leader, you have to learn to work with people who don't like

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working with people who like you don't have to learn that that's, you know, it's a pleasure.

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But there may be and very often there are people who have critical skills and critical talents.

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But they have, you know,

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social skills of a porcupine or something, you know,

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so difficult to get along with, I mean, they were there, they have no manners or Allah knows what you know, whatever it is.

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And for that reason, now you lose a person who could have critically contributed to the success of your goal, because you could not get along with that person at a personal level.

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None of us are

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exemplified this, like all other things to a level of perfection.

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Harley Denali and our class

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are the Allahumma.

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These were two young men. They were both from the same generation as us, but they were much younger.

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Ilan also was around the same age

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who was probably around 25, or something like this 2526 when he came to Islam, so however, Rumi himself was like that he was 2526 when it came to Islam.

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And our the last

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young man,

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the fathers actually were the contemporaries.

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But these two were the sons of those fathers, but they were the same generations and they all they all lived at the same time.

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Now, when Fatima happened,

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Khalid Manuel, he left the place and went away didn't want to remain in Makkah, and he did not accept Islam at that time. So also, the last

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hour as a matter of fact, went off to have a shower. He went off to Abyssinia

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because he was also a personal friend of under joshy.

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Who was the king of Amazonia.

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So America last took a group of people with him, and they decided to go and they said we'll go and live in Hampshire.

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And he knew that he liked

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leather, handicrafts very much. So I took a whole lot of leather handicrafts as gifts for an agency and they took a ship and they went off to Amazon

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when they landed their

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American Eros

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Put his people in a camp. And he said, let me first go and meet Mr. Joshi personally myself alone. And then I will call the rest of you.

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As he was entering the balance of an agency, he saw a man coming out of the pallets

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and he knew this man he knew he was a Muslim. He knew he was from Medina. So he suspected that this man had been sent by also lies Allah subhanaw taala.

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So when he went to meet Natasha, she was very happy to see him his good friend. He asked him, What did you bring for me? And he said, I brought this gift for you. I know you like them so much as you're very happy.

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So the last thought that you know, right, I'm onto a good thing now. So let me take advantage of the situation. So he is said some uncomplimentary things to analogy about this man who came from a surah Salam also implying uncomplimentary things about masala

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and the reaction of analogy was completely unexpected for amaryllis

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and he slammed him in the face.

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He slammed him in the face so hard that he started bleeding from his nose and there was his clothes got covered in blood.

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Now I'm gonna be the last was a warrior himself, but he is running now in the court.

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So if we move the finger

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all the guards of the king around, no way he can do anything. So he just kept quiet. He didn't say anything

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after hitting him

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and as he said to him, he said, Look, stop this rubbish that you are talking.

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He said go and accept the Dean of Mohamed Salah Salah.

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He said, Allah is with him

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and he will be successful.

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Stop this thing I am giving you advice. You're my friend.

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And then he took pity on him on his appearance on this unit. His clothes got ruined because

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of his beating. So he gave him a new

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Savalas came out to the palace and his friends are very happy though. He's been honored by new dress, and our

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new whatever, how come he got his new dress?

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So what he did was he did a funny thing. What he did was that in the night, he left his friends camp where they were, he didn't tell them anything. He quietly sneaked out in the night and he went back to his house

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and he went to Medina.

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So his friend Lila he abandoned them in Abilene, he just left and went away.

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As he neared Medina,

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he saw two other people,

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the pitching camp

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and when he got close to them, he saw that one of them was good.

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And the other one was another component of continuity. So

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here I'm going to accept Islam.

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Because I think this is the

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you know, this is there to stay. And so I think we should join Islam.

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But I'm also coming with the same same idea. So they both came to Medina.

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together to act accept Islam.

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Now who is kind of invalid? Khalid Denali is the man who

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in a hut was responsible for the killing of 71.

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among whom was Hamza bin Abdullah Matera delanco.

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The death of home caused Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam untold grief.

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But when Halloween valleys in our in the last game restaurant did a very strange thing.

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And from my reading of the Sierra, I may be wrong, but I know of only two instances where sorceress ram did this.

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What did he do? He stood up to welcome Halloween Valley. And he his his shawl which he was wearing, he put that on the ground and he made Halloween when you sit on that.

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The only other time that I did that, to the best of my knowledge is for his daughter, Fatima delana. Once when Fatima delana came in, to meet him he stood up

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and then he put his jaw on the ground and he made his daughter sit on it out of his love for her.

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The strange behavior here is a man who is from the enemy here is a man who is

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responsible and his battle tactics for us.

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Once we'll have the killing of somebody who really loved so much like Hamza went up the metallic.

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And the man has now placed himself in your power and what do you do? You honor the man.

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You honor the man. Why? Because Rasul Allah is Allah serum for him the goal of Islam. for Islam to have supremacy, this goal superseded everything else, including his likes and dislikes.

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To have been well, it can be anybody.

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But rasulillah salam was not looking at the face of Hollywood.

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He was looking at the talent and the capability of college university.

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And he was saying to himself that if this man can turn the battle around,

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then that is the man we want. Because if this man is fighting on our side, this is what he's capable of doing.

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That is his talent.

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He's preparing the next line of command.

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generally accepted Islam. And not only did he accept Islam, and not only did Rasul Allah

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give him honor. But he also appointed him commander in chief of the army.

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Who is the appointing commander in chief, someone who came into Islam Allah knows best I don't, I'm not, I don't mean to cast aspersions on the knee of the Sahaba but someone who came into Islam reluctantly, when Islam had already spread and when Islam had already become powerful,

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he is not among the savvy

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Hilah Mashallah. Somebody once

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said something about our city for the long in the presence of Rasul Allah is Allah Allah.

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And Allah is Allah Salam got very angry.

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And he said to that person and the others, he said, when all of you when none of you believed in me, he believed in me.

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When none of you was there to support me, he supported me. And he said, Today you talk about it.

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He said, Who are you compared to over? So you are nobody.

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So here is this young man

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who is coming into Islam. Allah knows the Nia of people.

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But if you look at the circumstances, he is not coming into Islam and Islam is weak. He's not coming into Islam, because of his direct belief in tawheed. And because he believes this is the best way he comes to that belief at a time when Islam has already triumphed.

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Yet, what does he do? Russell is another example Salah makes college the commander in chief of the army over the heads of other people who are equally if not better, qualified.

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Way to live in a Gerardo Del Oro, for example, who eventually took over the command from Halloween what is the time of

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Omar himself?

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Abubakar Siddiq.

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They were all warriors, though they were all people who were capable of commanding. But also lasala made Khalid bin Khalid, the commander in chief of the army.

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And then he gave him a title. What was the title of

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Saifullah the sword of Allah.

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There is a beautiful story, which is an aside but I will tell you

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about valid invalid vellano. And the story is Khalid bin Delano. In his last moments of his life, when he was dying.

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A friend came to see him.

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And collignon Valley said to his friend, he took off his church. And he said to his friend, he said, Look at my back look at my body.

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He said there is not a inch, there's not a piece of skin on my body from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, which has not suffered an injury in the path of Allah.

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He said I have wounds everywhere. Every part of my body has some scar or the other which I acquired in one battle or another.

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But I am dying today in my bed like a camel

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said Allah did not give me Shahada. I am not dying as a shade I am dying in my bed as a camel is a look at my fit. He's saying to his friend, he's a he is very sad. Very sad. It's a look at my fit

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and dying in my bed as a camel.

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And this is the benefit of having good friends, wise friends. You know what his friend told him. He said Do not be sad.

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He said Do not be sad. Allah will give you the

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But he said your fate was sealed. When the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam gave you the title cipher law,

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the sword of Allah.

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He said, How can the sword of Allah fall in battle?

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He said that you will not die in battle your fate was sealed when the Messenger of Allah gave you the title of Cypher law.

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He said because the sword of Allah cannot fight cannot fall in battle.

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He said this is the price for the title of Cypher law.

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And that is the reason why in the time, okay.

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For various other incidents and issues, we won't go into that. But overall, Catalano strongly recommended

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the Khalid bin Khalid al Delano must be changed from an his command must be taken from him and given to somebody else. But our Garcinia llanos comment was that the sword of Allah with the Messenger of Allah has unshaped he said our worker will not put it back in the case.

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He said our worker will not ship the sword again.

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Now this college didn't

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know that talent, Rasul Allah is Allah Salam saw in him where all that there was to see he was a rebellious young man

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who had been fighting as to all your life.

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And he gives Rasul Allah Allah we accept Islam and he said, Yes, Allah give me the opportunity.

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He said, I fought against you all your life.

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Give me the opportunity to use that talent now in the path of Allah.

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And the soul of

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America last The Conqueror,

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the governor of Egypt, the Conqueror many battles.

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How did that happen? prasarana easily could have given the order. The moment they came to Medina, he could have easily given the command to arrest them, and he could have had them both executed.

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Who was that a question?

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Can he go does that this is retaliation for what you did to Michael.

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He didn't do that.

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He did not do that.

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He ordered the Why? Because the goal is supreme,

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Islamic Supreme.

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Nothing else comes with the way my personal likes my dislikes, who I like why don't like makes no difference.

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Makes no difference.

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The other story of this is the story of Russia.

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And his story is that two of the davine went to Russia.

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And they asked him they said please tell us the story of how you kill Hamza Delano.

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Slovakia galanos, that to them he said, I will tell you the story the same way as I told it to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he asked me the same question

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so what she said I was asleep

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and I wanted to get my freedom

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and there was no way I could get my freedom I didn't have the money to buy my freedom. My master was not willing to release me

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the chorus we're getting ready for the Battle of Oz.

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He said my master came to me and said, If you kill the uncle of Mohammed Salah Salah

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I will for you

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because his uncle had died in battle.

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So he says this is retaliation. My uncle was killed in butter by the people of Mohammed Salah. So, if you kill the Uncle avasarala

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then I will release you.

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So why she said as much as far as I was concerned

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I have nothing against the uncle a masala all I was interested in was getting my freedom.

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He said I am from a people who are very good at throwing the spear.

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And he said at 100 paces I can put a spear through a ring.

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So he said I took my sphere. And I went in the battle he said I had no desire to fight anybody. I did not fight anybody. I was not taking part in the battle. I had only one goal and that goal was to kill Hamza bin Abdulmutallab.

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So is that even in the battle I did not engage with anyone I was looking for Hamza and he said I saw Hamza the Allahu fighting. He said I saw him in the middle of the battle.

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And Hamza Delano

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Like Alia Delano was ambidextrous. He used to use both his hands. So he said Hamza Delano had a sword in each hand and he was fighting with two swords.

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And he said his eyes were everywhere.

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He was totally and completely alert. He was fighting with two swords. His eyes were everywhere.

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And I was afraid that he will see me so I hid behind a rock. And I was waiting for my chance.

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He said at that time, one of the enemies came before Hamza Delano. And he said hombre de la No, with his sword, he slashed him straight through the body across

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and nothing happened.

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So the enemy said to him, You missed.

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His delana told him take a step forward.

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He said, The man took a step and he broke into

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imagine the force of that sword which would have gone through the armor through the whole body of the man come out the other side, the man didn't even feel the stroke.

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What is the power of that?

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And then why zero delana said at that moment, Hamza are the Alon who relaxed.

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He said, The minute he relaxed, I saw my chance. He said, I stood up from behind the rock, and I throw my spear is at my spear entered is just and came out on the other side of the body. He said in that state, Hamza turned towards me, he tried to take a step forward. And he said, I was terrified.

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But he said he could not do anything. And he felt.

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And then he said, I waited for some time to make sure that he was dead. He said, I didn't I was afraid to go near the body is that I was afraid to go near him even when he had fallen.

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He said, when I was completely sure that he had died. He said, I went there, I pulled out my spear. And I went back to the camp. He said, I did not

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meet anybody. I did not fight with anybody. I had come for a purpose. My purpose was over, I went back to the camp.

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And he said after hatanaka He said, I left Mancha, and I went off to die.

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And then he said, The Battle of hoonah happened, I felt

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so I decided to migrate and go off to Amazonia or somewhere. And he said, some of my friends told me how far are you willing to run how much I want to run? Because once he was one of the people on whom there was a there was a bounty of price on his head.

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So people said how much are you willing to run this what is the sense and that doesn't go to masala accept Islam and he will forgive whatever you have done.

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So far, I went to

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I completely covered myself I hid my face and everything, so that only my eyes were visible.

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He said, I came and sat in front of him and I said, Yes, oh life, accept Islam with my sins be forgiven. Hassan said yes.

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So he put his hand forward. He said, I accept Islam, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah subhana wa Corolla. And he said, he

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took my hand, and he accepted my Islam.

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And he said, when he accepted my Islam, then I uncovered my face, and he saw me.

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And he said, he said to me, tell me the story. How did you kill my uncle?

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And once your alarm said,

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I told him the story the same way that I told you now.

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They said, What did rahsaan do?

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His aerosolized wept.

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And then he said to me, only one thing he said, whenever you come into my presence, he said, do not sit in front of me because if I look at you, my memory of my uncle is revived.

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So he said, sit where I cannot see you sit in the back or the side somewhere, don't sit in front, because it brings alive that grief.

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Russia Delano lived

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and when she said it was my I met duart Allah subhanaw taala

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that Allah subhanaw taala should forgive me for killing Hamza lon.

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And he said, Then came the battle with Musa al mal casa.

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And he said, I took my spear in that battle.

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And he said, I met George

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and I said, Oh Allah make it possible for

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me to kill this man with the same sphere. So when I stand before you, I will be able to say, Oh Allah

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will disappear, I killed the best of them.

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And with this cure, I will disappear. I kill the worst of them.

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And he said, I got a chance. And he went inside the fourth Osama al Qaeda. And he said, I saw him standing there. And I threw my spear.

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And he said, My fear was true.

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Heritage Osama al Qaeda, and Osama al Qaeda died.

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At that time, there was also another man

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who had the sword of Rasulullah sallallahu.

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wasallam gave his sword.

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He took a sword and he said who will fulfill the right of this sort.

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And then I'll leave that up and he said I will fulfill the right to the sort of didn't give it to him. Some other people stood up

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until this man called Buddha he stood up.

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And he said he also like give me the sword, I will fulfill the right of the soul.

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And as soon as Rossum gives us out to him,

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and he tied a red piece of cloth around his head.

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And he took the sword and he walked in front of the army prancing, holding the sword like that.

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And also, as Elizabeth said, Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes walking like that, except in a situation like this.

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And it so happened that in his battle,

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the Janna velana also came to Selma al Qaeda at the same time. So once he threw his spear, Duda hit him with a sword, and Allah knows best, which one was, was the cause of the man's dying. mela gives the reward to them. But that is the story of vashi rhodiola. And all of our soldiers are awesome forgive him, even though he had committed a crime. And he had committed an act, which caused him so much pain.

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How did you do that? Why did you do that? Because for him, the goal was Supreme,

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not personal likes and dislikes. Not who is my friend who's not my friend? No, the goal is supreme.

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We come to the next lesson, which is walking the talk.

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not preaching the message,

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leaving the message. This is the biggest problem of the Muslims today. We are good preachers.

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But we don't live our own message.

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So we will sit and give others on the rights of the husband and the wife

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will sit and give others on the importance of marriage and the importance of o'clock.

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And then we go home and our own o'clock with our wives our husbands are the worst.

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The Muslim is a demonstrator, not a preacher.

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And therefore we need to live the message of Islam. Not just preach the message of Islam.

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And why is it necessary to live the message of Islam? Because people listen with their eyes.

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People do not listen with their ears. People listen with the eyes.

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People don't care what you say.

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They look to see what you do.

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And that's very important for us to ensure that we

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what we preach, walking the talk.

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The famous heydays of say the Ayesha delana

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where a man went to her and please tell me something about the life of Rasul Allah is Allah, Allah, Allah.

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And he asked him a strange question.

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She said, Do you not read the Quran?

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He said, Yes, I read the Quran.

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She said he was the walking or

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that's the reason for the importance of the sea rights. A strange thing today that even in Madras

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even in our rooms, Sierra is not a full subject in itself.

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I've never understood why I don't know this. The whole curriculum of our mother is under looms, needs to be looked at and needs to be reading

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Syrah is not a subject

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the students study Sierra they stood they they study bits and pieces of the surah of the Syrah as they come to them either in the US Baba nozel of the ayah

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of Quran or in some a hadith which there is

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but Sierra itself as a topic is not taught,

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forever read surah will read out of his own interest or something.

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And this is a very, very major defect in our curriculum and in our teaching methodologies.

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The Sierra is the manifestation of the Quran.

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The Quran is the theory. The Syrah is the practice is the practical part of that theory.

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Allah subhanaw taala set up a masala

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establish the salah how

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sallu camara tuna you sadly he said pray as you have seen me pray

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so if you don't want to see how Nabi sallallahu Sallam prayed that how do you establish Salah, which is a focus of Allah, Allah Allah.

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The Sierra is the manifestation of the Quran. If you read the Quran and say, How am I supposed to do this? Where will you find the answer of that in the serum?

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In the serum?

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the Hadees is part of Syrah

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not the other way around.

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What is Sana? Sana sera.

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sera is very, very important. And why is it important? Because this is what convinced people, the Sahaba were highly successful in their dharma. Even though if I asked you, for example, tell me how many books did you write?

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Today, we are very focused on books and I have written so many books have a great author blah, blah, blah, whatnot, whatnot. Which book did you read? Which book did you study? The lights God, we should read, we should study. We don't even do that. But we should do that.

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However, my point is, which Sahaba wrote books,

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which Sahaba were great orators who gave lectures of three and a half hours each.

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To the best of my knowledge, there is not one single book written by the Sabbath people, recorded the hadith of rasulillah salam, and they recorded the Quran in his lifetime itself. And the ciphers, the recordings, the books that are there are right from the time of rahsaan. But these are recordings of what Dan said.

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They did not write their own books, they did not write commentaries on this. And they did not write the past year and they didn't they didn't do any of that yet, whose power

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is more effective than the DAO of the Sahaba.

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The Sahaba did not count people who came into Islam in ones and twos and 10s and hundreds. They counted them in 1000s. Actually, they didn't count them at all because entire countries become Muslim.

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And the country became Muslim

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is not even known as one of the orama of the Sahaba.

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Two huge tribes, two major tribes of the ages became Muslim on is de la foreign Islam.

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Why because he lived Islam.

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above the river, he lived Islam. And so also with the other Sahaba is one La La madman. They lived Islam people came to Islam, not because of some clever arguments, not because of a debate, not because of some great speech. They came in Islam because they actually saw that Sahabi living his religion.

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And today, this is our big problem.

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Our big problem is that we do not leave Islam we talk about Islam, we argue about Islam,

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but we do not leave Islam.

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The Sahaba used to say a famous goal of this habit is to say kuno Mifflin, these two terapii would become like us.

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Which of us today can say this with sincerity to somebody else become like us.

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Why not? Same Islam.

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Same Islam.

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Rasool Allah is Allah is Allah preached the importance of the rights of neighbors

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and he was the best to his neighbors.

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The people who learn the deen from him were the best to their neighbors.

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There's a famous story of Mr. homma humble.

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And they said that the neighbor of Mr. Muhammad was a non Muslim

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was selling his house.

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So he quoted a price, which was way above the market value, very high price.

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So somebody came to buy the house and said, Look, I'm I want to buy this house.

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But will this price of yours is crazy? Why are you causing quoting such a high price? Because the market value of the house is so much and you are quoting like double the market value for what

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the man said, Do you know who's my neighbor?

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He said, Who's your neighbor, he said,

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he said, I'm quoting the price because my neighbor is amad bit humble.

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Today, how many of us can say

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that our neighbor will say this, when he sells his house,

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maybe he will not even quote a premium, but maybe he will just mention, you know, you're buying this house. I'm not charging a premium on it. But if you buy this house, so and so is your neighbor. And that is a big advantage that you're living next to this, this person. How many of us can say that our neighbors will say that?

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How many of us even know the name of our neighbor?

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How many of us have visited our neighbor?

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How many of us have cooked something and sent it to our neighbor just like that for the heck of it.

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Don't do it if you are in America other than you know other than that

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any other country

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there's some gene or something we're just talking from our

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seriously we have to think

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not only neighbors You know, I'm Let me ask another question.

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May Allah make us all among those who pray every Salah by Gemma in the masjid.

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But those of us who pray regularly

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in every budget, you will find that the first sub

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has people who pray regularly who come either to every Salah or to that particular set of examples or the father might find that there are people so there will be this person who you are seeing in that stuff every single day.

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How many of you know who that person is?

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How many of you even know the name of that person, somebody who is praying Salah with you on a daily basis.

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I find that in places in the west for example, in America in Australia and other places. People will take the trouble to find out

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because they are a minority so they take the trouble to find out if somebody is coming on a regular basis you will know something about that person that's almost default. But in our country's

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someone who's praying Salah with you on a daily basis who stands next to you his shoulders next to your shoulder, you do not even know his name

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not even his name

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using sampling also after Salam

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Alaikum but you do not know the person is you have no clue. You do not even know his name. What kind of neighborly behavior is this? I'm not even going to the extent of non Muslim neighbor Islam does not differentiate between Muslim and non Muslim. The non Muslim neighbor does not have less rights than the Muslim everyone has the same rights.

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But I am saying that if you don't even know the name of your Muslim brother who is praying Salah with you standing shoulder to shoulder What will you know about somebody who's your neighbor who's not even a Muslim

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the Quran specifically mentions

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specifically mentions,

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neighbors you know and neighbors who do not know meaning what meaning people who are Muslim and people are not Muslim

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Rasul Allah solemn preached the importance of rights of neighbors, and he was the best of neighbors. He preached the rights of women.

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And he was the best to his family to his to the women in his family.

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He gave a law 1400 years ago,

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which gives women rights that women do not even have in today's

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law in many countries,

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unfortunately for 1400 years, even though he gave the law which gave rights to the women, the Muslim men do not give those rights to the women.

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Islam gives the rights Muslim men do not give those rights

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have to wake up, because you will be you will be held answerable to Allah for denying the women the rights that Allah gave them,

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preached the value of truthfulness.

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And he was the most truthful of people

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outside the parliament,

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and his title was given to him by his enemies,

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not by his friends,

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applied Islam is what we need.

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How do we live Islam?

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And that is why in the Elysee the leadership excellence course that we have been doing for the SBA,

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we are focused on applied Islam, living Islam.

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Whatever we teach in that course, is focused only on one thing, how will I apply it in my life.

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And the law vs. Even though the course is, has been around just for about two months now, we've been hearing wonderful stories of people who have started applying whatever they learn in that course in their lives, and they are seeing the results of that 100

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applied Islam.

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The Sahaba Dawa was applied Islam, it was not preaching Islam.

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And that's why leaving Islam is the key to success.

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We will be held accountable for what we do in our lives,

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we will be held accountable for our actions.

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And that's the reason why we must focus always on action.

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Today, even the ones who are interested in Islam, they have made acquisition of information or hobby.

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So they are professional course attenders.

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They go from this course to that course to that course of that course. And they will say Oh, so and so is having this course here.

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So we are going to this course and so on. So having another course we will do that course. And if you ask them, you know, in the last six months in the last one year, how many courses Did you attend? And they will tell you, Oh, fantastic. So many courses,

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568 courses, and each course comes with a fat book like that.

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And if you pile up all those books, then that probably is taller than you are.

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And where you're at now is that you have all these books.

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What are you applying in your life that you learned in that particular course?

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How many of us can answer that question? I'm not saying nobody can, I'm sure there are people who are applying everything. And they've completely transformed themselves. And they're going around in the world like beacons of light, dispelling darkness everywhere they step.

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I don't deny any of that.

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But how many beacons of such light are there?

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That is the key.

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Today we have become walking libraries. Those of us who read this book and this book and this book and this book and this book, all in your head and if you're wearing a turban you can walk you can also accommodate maybe if you have a few more books, because the The clerk will give it to you at one place.

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But then you see all of these books, where is the distillation of that in your Amel?

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All of these great books are o'clock, where is it visible in my life? Nothing all of these great hobbies or marvel at where is it visible in my life? Nothing.

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Then what is the point of this, except that this knowledge becomes a hedge against us on the Day of Judgment, may Allah protect us from that?

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Obviously, the solution to that is not to stop acquiring.

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You have to acquire knowledge knowledge is very important for us. But the point is

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that the purpose of acquiring knowledge is to practice that knowledge.

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And until you practice the knowledge that knowledge does not give you any benefit. In the case of Islam, the knowledge actually can become a source of problem for us.

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But even if it is not a sin

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does reading a book about cycling? does it teach you how to say no.

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You don't have to go to some great scientific discovery basic thing like cycling

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You know,

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how do you cycle I give you a three and a half hour lecture on all the

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dynamics of cycling.

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We have to practice what we learn.

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And that's why the whole focus of my teaching everywhere as well as all these classes that we have

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only one focus that is applied Islam. The purpose the cause of

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the philosophy, we have a two word philosophy behind the standard whereas Academy

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what is the word philosophy?

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applied Islam?

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If someone tells you what is the philosophy behind the starboard Academy, tell him hold your breath, it will take you 10 seconds to understand this.

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Applied Islam that's it.

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End of lecture

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because unless we apply Islam, Islam we can will not benefit us and it will not benefit anyone else either. We have to actually apply Islam in our lives, if we want the benefit to happen.

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And why differentiate?

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Because differentiation creates brand why apply Islam because applied Islam is differentiation, why differentiate because differentiation creates brand brand creates loyalty, people come to the brand not to the generic form, and loyalty results in influence.

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If you have loyalty people are loyal to you, then you can influence those people. How do they become loyal to you because you stand out to differentiate in a positive manner.

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And that differentiation comes out of applying Islam in our lives. People became Muslim because they fell in love with Muslims.

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People became Muslims because they fell in love with Islam.

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Islam will triumph in this world today until the day of judgment in the same way that it triumphed at the time of Rasul Allah Salah, which is by the winning of hearts.

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Spreading Islam is not by the sword or the gun, Islam was never spread by the sword of the gun, because when you apply the sore and the gun, you get a lot of dead bodies. And I never saw any dead body resetting the caliber.

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Islam did not come to kill people, Islam did not come to have worse

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Islam was spread by the winning of hearts.

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Let us not let us not get confused about this whole thing. We need ban because without brand, you are a grain of rice in a sack

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was still rice, no differentiation.

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Leaders differentiate

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leader differentiate

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because for a leader, the most critical thing is to be able to differentiate on the basis of your message.

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Very critical.

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Anytime the leader compromises his message,

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the differentiation is lost.

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and the value of the message is gone.

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That's why I say we have to differentiate on the basis of the message of leadership.

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All right.

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inshallah, with this we will end today's

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So Allah Allah and I will call him while he was savage mine grammatica marami