Leadership Lessons – Part 6
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In the legendary la serrato salam Allah,
Allah Allah He was heavy on wala.
We are on the
third of the lessons for today which is magnanimity and forgiveness.
ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with us with our gathering here ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it easy for us to gather for his Vicar. The studying of the Syrah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is Nicola because the vigor of the Nabi sallallahu Sallam reminds us of Allah subhanaw taala and reminds us of our Deen which is all under the description of the gorilla pasola is on a solemn
every time I
speak about something to do with a solar cell.
It's almost like saying, This is the most important thing and then you go to the next one is that this is the most important thing. So it's everything is the most important thing Alhamdulillah with the Syrah now, Fatah maka was a very peculiar, and a very special thing that happened with Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. This was Allah subhanaw taala has promised to him which Allah subhanaw taala fulfilled because Allah subhanaw taala brought him back to his
native town to his hometown to his motherland, as a victor.
And when the army was camped outside the night before they actually entered Makkah, when the army was camped all around Makkah,
I was and another
of his companions, they went out on Iraqi to see who was where and what the soldiers were doing. And you know, who was camp where, and in that process, saw the whole camp of Ross Ross Ross Allen.
while they were there, they got captured.
got to know that has been captured. So he took him into his custody, basically, to save his life, otherwise, they would have he would have been killed because he was a enemy enemy soldier. On a spying mission, what do you do with them, you know, so that's what would have happened to him. But above all, it
took him into his custody. And he mounted him on his horse, so that he was not recognizable, he covered up his face. And he accompanied him so at each stage, when they had to say the password to get past the guards above the modality of the password, and they came through, and he brought him all the way to rubbish, Allah, Allah, and he got him to sit in front of resources.
And he said to him that is it not time for you to accept Islam? Is it not clear to you now Islam is the truth and all this stuff that you have been doing is not
and this shows that you know, people who
wants to guide Allah will guide
now, even at that time, I was, Delano had doubts.
So he said that I have no problem saying I shall lie, lie lie.
But I have difficulty saying I shall one No, Mohammed Rasul Allah. So Allah said, I am free of you. Now I lift my hand, he says, You are impossible. Even at this stage, if you want to say this, then I read somebody jumps ahead, let them jump. I mean, as far as I'm concerned, I'm free of this. So in those circumstances, I was again, came into Islam.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah so that that is the story that then does Rasul Allah.
In order the whole purpose of all these things, was to avoid bloodshed.
As one of them didn't want
a war to happen. He didn't want to actually have to fight the people of Makkah because they were his own people, though his own tribe, his own family. So he sent double Sudan on a rocky now a rocky where he was
as a as it were, under God, to see the camps and to see the troops marching and so on and so forth. So that he wanted to embrace that I was aware that look, this is a force that you cannot fight so don't even try it. With you. If you try to fight it, then you know it will cause a lot of bloodshed. We want to avoid that so don't do it. And then I was aware went back. So now
The next day and Elementor maka, there was no bloodshed. There's a small some few skirmishes and that was it. And maka fell to him without any bloodshed.
And when he entered Makkah, he entered in a way which the people of Makkah had never seen yet and McKenna was way that the world had never seen
because a strange way of entering for a victim
was mounted, and his on his gavel, and he was bent down over the saddle, until his blessed forehead almost touched the pommel of the saddle.
He did not enter like a normal victim of a armed
invasion enters with arrogance. He entered with great humility,
he said was about done.
And he was reciting the prayers of Allah subhanho wa Taala he was reciting the glory of Allah subhana wa.
And he again he kept on he kept on saying Allah, you helped your slave, Nasser Abdullah.
He said you helped your slave. All you are true to your promise. sada kawada Manasa Rob,
he said Wallah, you are true to your promise, and you helped your slave and he entered McCann. Then he went around the Kaaba. And as he went around the Kaaba, he pointed to each of the idols with his bow. And he said, Kolja Allah Coca Cola bottle in Alba de la con as a hookah and he would point to the idol and the idol would topple.
And all the idols around the cover, they just fell by themselves. As you pointed to the idol, the idol fell down and smashed and broke up
and the cover was cleaned
of 350 or whatever the number was, of idols. Then he sent over inside the cabin is a cleanup everything else. There were some paintings or whatever was hanging in the cover and so over the cabin inside it, cleaned up everything else.
And then also rise another salon is our salon
he said Villa Delano,
Allah subhana wa sallam his guidance.
He called bill Alexander, he said climb on top of the Kaaba
is a climb on top of the carbon called yoga
and bilello Delano Climate The climate of the case was the cover and he stood on top of the cover and he called the other
and beloved Iran who many years later, when Omar Malhotra Delano conquered Jerusalem and Jerusalem was open. There was a lot of a lot of the Sahaba were there with him at that time. And they requested when they said call bill and Bill Ron who also was there said called bill and asked him to give us an in Missouri lesson.
So Bill Allah Delano is the according to whatever little I know, he is the only Sahabi who has the honor of having given the exam in all the three massages of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
And Allah says Allah
he called the other in all the Z massages.
So Beloved, stood on top of the cup and imagine this at the time of atomica. They were all there, Abu Bakar Omar and also on an ID and Allah and
everybody, all the Sahaba all the sides of the wire that everybody all the big Sahaba they were all there, every one of them would have given 100 years of their life to go and stand on top of the covenant God given
which of them would not have liked to do that
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam himself could have done it, I think about this, who was more appropriate?
If you and I were sitting and deciding who was more appropriate than the Messenger of Allah Himself, to call the other from the top of the cup,
but as always, guide well as well. And also ally salaallah alayhi salam sent below the alarm
because he was establishing a fact.
And that fact which was establishing what was that?
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the best of you is the one who is the most pious, the one who is most accurate.
The one who has the most honor before Allah. Allah is the one who's most pious, not the one with the greatest NASA Ben has not the one with the greatest lineup and family, not the one with the greatest wealth, not the one with the greatest beauty, not the one with the greatest strength, but the one who is the
The most pious and Allah Allah I'm not sitting here comparing says I belong to other people. All I'm saying is that Sarah Billa. Delano had a very, very special position because he was a Muslim, which was he was unique to Allah. He was unique. He was among the Sahaba who were tortured before Islam. He was the only one who did not break in the under the torture.
There are many Sahaba Mr. Nasrallah For example, He when when Abu Jamal was torturing him by Mr. De aza.
So Mr. Messer broke under the suffering, and he, he retracted his Islam.
And he said, kill him out of cover. Then he went Ross Ross.
I was helpless. And what do I do? I was in such pain. So I said this now what can I do? So as soon as I said to him, what was your heart? At that time? Where was your heart? What was in your heart, he said, jasola, my heart was at peace.
My heart was with Islam completely. And totally I had to say this because of the suffering and pain, but my heart there was never in Egypt. So
there is no problem with that. Even if you have to do this again, you can do it again. And there is no harm to God.
But despite this relief,
blah, blah, blah. They used to drag him when he got news that he has accepted Islam, he would beat him until he couldn't beat him anymore. Then they would drag him on the sand on the hot sand without his shirt until the skin came off his back.
You know, just take just for as an experiment, right? Take a take a pin and stick it in your finger.
Do it now and see.
It's very easy to say skin came off the back. It's a few words for us. What is the meaning of skin comes off the back?
May Allah protect you and me from this. But do we have even I can't even imagine that. I mean, it's something which is so foreign to us that male always keep it like that, that we can't even imagine it.
Skin would be peeled off his back and he's dragging in the mud. What do you think happens to that wound?
reflect on these stories? These stories are not for just for us to talk about so many medical students here. What do you think happens to a person dragged until his back the skin comes off his back
then they would put him they would completely cover him head to toe with iron armor.
And they would lay him on the hot sun. He is cooking inside this iron dress.
And they would put a huge rock on his chest. So that is almost crushed. He can't breathe properly. And they would live like that for the whole day. hours. And all that while what was blood or the lungs doing to say I hadn't had I hadn't had.
Somebody asked him What is it? Why did you keep saying I don't know what was the purpose? He said I used to say I hadn't had because that used to make my job in health. Crazy with anger.
Sometimes I when I tell these stories I ask myself, am I telling some fairy tale or something?
By telling some fairy tale. I mean, well if this if I did not know that this story is true. I don't i would i would i would believe the story.
Here is a man when he's being tortured. What is he doing? He's trying to make the man who's torturing him more and more angry.
Doesn't make sense.
Not for nothing. Did Belarusian Ravana have the position that he had? Not for nothing didn't love him the way he loved him?
Not for nothing. Did you say Allah?
Allah subhanaw taala showed me the agenda. He says I entered the agenda. I heard your steps before me.
Not for nothing.
I don't know what
they asked him. Why did you say that? He said because that was to make him crazy with anger.
What was this love for Allah?
What was his love for Allah?
So I've said this many times before. Today, the problem is we have a shortage of crazy people in this world. The shortage of crazy Muslims
has been crazy in a good way. I'm not saying crazy people doing nonsense. No. I'm talking busy people are crazy about Allah. People who are crazy about Mohammed, Salah
people who love Allah above everything else. People who love above everything else.
They are lost to protect me from Ria
That is the reason why the dean today we have no lockup because we love everything else more than a lot. For us a piece of ground is worth is worth more than Allah.
Somebody asked me What is the secret of keeping families together? Is it forgiveness?
What is forgiveness?
forgive his worst enemies, who are the biggest enemy of restaurant then then?
Who was a worst enemy on Amazon there? His wife hinda.
hinda is the one who went and
mutilated Hamza Delano.
And as soon as president was so hurt, he was so hurt and he was so upset with what happened.
But when it came time
to symbolize lm stood on the,
in the door of the Kaaba, and he called the people and they all came the whole place filled up, because now this was not one
single man calling people saying was this was a conqueror with the army of 10,000 behind him. So they came.
They came with a tails between their legs.
And he said, What do you expect me to do?
And they said under Kareem Abdul Kareem Abdul Karim?
Is that you are curry You are the honor then you are the son of the honor the Son of the honor.
he decided the ayah from from
where it said today there is no blame on you.
said go I forgive you. He said anyone in the in the house of opposition is forgiven. Because he was the head of the chorus is anyone inside the house obviously Venice is forgiven. I was granted My house is not big enough to hold all of these people.
Anyone who is in their own house is forgiven.
You just stay inside your house.
And that is why the people who came into Islam after hatanaka they call the prisoners.
They call the released prisoners
because according to the laws of war,
salaam conquered maka maka didn't surrender.
And when he conquered Makkah, he could have done with NACA, just what happened with time. He could have ordered all the men to be executed and he could have taken the women and children are slaves, and he could have confiscated all the property and distributed distributed all of that amongst the soldiers. He could have done that without any blame on him. That was the law.
But he did not he didn't touch anybody.
And that's why they're called the freed slaves. The freed prisoners, a mama Salah, salah
and people were in their houses and night fell
and hinda the wife opposition she said I was when is very strange. She said there is no ban and there is no dancing and there's no drinking and there is no noise is nothing says what kind of arm is this?
So I was quite a stay in the house.
But in there was a very strong willful woman.
So she decided to go and investigate is not let me go out and see what's happening.
What did she see? She saw the Sahaba around the harem.
She saw the soldiers of Mohammed Salah
she saw the making the love. She saw them in Salah. She saw them praying and worshiping and asking the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala
and that is something that became Muslim.
He said what manner of people are these
kind of people are this
I already told you the story of
who killed Hamza bin Abu Talib. So I won't repeat it here.
Forgive all of them.
I think about this. If Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had not forgiven those people what would have happened
in a tribal society which lived on
which was that was their culture that was there that was the strongest thing in their men, their memory was to take revenge. Generation after generation, they would kill each other for what happened three, four generations ago.
If azolla had not forgiven people, if he had extracted revenge,
this vendetta business would have continued forever.
But he put a stop to that then and there and that was it closed.
My brothers and sisters, you listen to the story.
So let me ask you.
Who are you willing to forgive? Right now?
asking you this question. Who are you willing to forgive right now?
Think about your own lives. Which in your family and in your friends? Who is it that you don't like? Who is it that you are carrying a grudge against? Who in your family? Which brother to which sister? Which sister? Which brother? Which father mother's on? Have you filed cases against for this piece of land? Or that house or what not?
What are you willing to do now that you heard about the Syrah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And I said, you pick up your phone, call the person now. Forgive them,
tell them I have forgiven you.
Call your lawyer and say withdraw the case. Let it go to them. I don't want it.
Because if you can't do that, then there is no point in listening to the story.
If you cannot forgive those you are carrying grudges against, then there is no point in this single story.
I'm not talking about generally saying if I have done something please forgive me know people send out these SMS messages, ridiculous things out of the blue sky message comes to you going for and if I've done anything to you, please forgive me and you know the file Pharaoh's not even thinking of you because he sent it to his entire address book.
Ready capitalism, Muslims, I have to be the most idiotic people in the world. totally ridiculous. You want to ask forgiveness doc to the person who did you? The whole point of forgiveness is what you become conscious? What did I do? To whom think about that? Then go to that person or speak to that person and ask forgiveness from them. Not what general message to the whole world if I've done something wrong before when we vote on something wrong, you just did something wrong.
By doing this, you know, sending this idiotic message.
So don't do that. actually ask for forgiveness. Because remember, whatever happens to your ego, and you ask forgiveness, don't worry about that. If you have wronged somebody, and you don't ask forgiveness, and you end up in the other place, on the day of judgment,
believe me, no one is forgiving you there.
So it's much better for you to ask forgiveness here. And if you ask forgiveness, after asking forgiveness, if the person still doesn't want to forgive, then the sin is not on you. Because you have done your job.
Do it properly. Don't go and ask forgiveness in such a way that that is even more offensive than whatever else you did in the first place. Right Buddha boot in a problem will be actually sincerely contrite, sincerely regretful about what you have done, go and make amends, if there is something in the way that you wronged somebody, if there is some material harm that you caused to the person then, you know,
do compensate for that. You know, pay compensation or whatever it is. If you swallowed somebody's land vomited out. Right. There are people in the world who eat mud and bricks.
Swallow somebody's property,
eating mud and bricks. Don't do that. vomit it out, bruntwood for your belly.
Please remember, forgiveness. You want to be keep hearts together. We have to learn to forgive one another. And we know that
if you forgive somebody in the world, Allah will forgive us on the devil. Do I want a lot of Forgive me or not?
Seriously, ask yourself, do I want a lot of Forgive me or not? If I want a lot of Forgive me, then go forgive the other person. Don't worry about how they hurt you and blah, blah, blah. Avoid all that. So that's why you're asking for your desires. Otherwise, what's the whole point?
Go and ask forgiveness. And if somebody harmed you forgive them.
The famous Hadith where
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Measured images and Avi and he said to the zaba, a man is going to come just now and he is from the people of Germany.
And Sadie Mae avocado delana walked in
the second day,
simply same time, a man is going to come in just now and he is one of the people of Japan and South Korea, catalana walked in again.
And third day, the same thing happened again.
So those ones I have, he was sitting with us.
And he decided to go and investigate.
So he went to South
Florida and he said, I don't have any place to stay. So can I can you give me shelter for a couple of days? So he said, most welcome, please come.
So we went to stay with Sam even though we have Casa de la
nozawa didn't have you know, who has mansions with guest rooms and guest suites and whatever else.
stayed with him means that you are in his company, you would see him and you know, he was observing observable.
So this man he went and is dead. And he spent two days three days and closely observed Sat Nav wakasa delanco to see what he did. He what he observed is a bar that he observed on whatever else he did. At the end of three days. He went to when he said he said he has a zero I get he told him the actual two this is what he said about you. But I came to find out what is this from you that I can learn? But he said I did not see you doing anything different from what all of us do.
Nothing new that you are doing nothing special. You're doing so why did I say this about you?
To Satya Nadella said I do one thing which was not visible to you, sir. What is that? He said every night before I go to bed I forgive everybody.
He said I asked Allah subhanaw taala. He said I do not. I do not sleep with debts.
He said I pay all my debts. Before I go to sleep, I forgive everybody. And if I have wronged somebody that before I go to sleep, I asked that person's forgiveness, otherwise I don't go to sleep.
Now in his days, he's not talking about becomes a cell phone and calling someone right.
He's to go in if you did something azova or not people who wronged anyone in the first place. But even if that happened, he said, I will go and ask His forgiveness. And anyone did anything to me, I forgive them all before I go to bed every night. He said maybe this is what I was about to like.
Forgive people let us let us make our hearts big. We take one small thing which happens and we carried we carry this garbage all our lives.
And every now and then you smell the garbage and you would like the stink so you keep on smelling it and you keep it there and keep smelling it and you keep liking the stink. If you don't like this thing, why don't you throw it away? Why don't you wash it off? Forget it. Forgiveness, wash it off? Yes.
You'd like to give some stink likes or smelly stuff? No. So wash it off. Forgive it forgive people forgive people.
So what was the benefits of atomica? Number one, it's shut down all future and that is in a people who are famous for taking revenge. Secondly, he sallallahu wasallam had the high moral ground.
And people were grateful. People knew that he could have killed us he could have punished us. But he didn't do it. So they were grateful.
To delana who was such an enemy or
who took so long to accept Islam who accepted Islam Allah knows best I don't want to say he accepted Islam reluctantly. But I mean, whatever it was in the way he accepted Islam.
He was one of the strongest or the Muslims around the world.
And his actual job
for many years after,
during the time, overthrow saddam, and thereafter was the to be the whys of the army. He was the orator of the army. He was the man who would speak to the army and he would speak to the soldiers and he would inspire them
to fight in the battle.
So we don't know who else Mandela wants to use how US
soldiers have had the high moral ground and people were grateful his enemies lost all ability to raise any support against him because you're going to raise support on what basis he just forgive you.
Right. And his enemies were defeated, and instead they became his supporters because forgiveness takes the wind out of the sails.
If you don't forgive, no matter how right you were,
if you retaliated then people later on the fact that you were right and so on becomes very foggy.
And the fact that you retaliated remains alive and people then start blaming you even though you are not to blame in the first place,
wiped out all possibilities of that. The inshallah we will conclude tomorrow with this whole thing and withdraw Morocco Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.