Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shara philam be evil mursaleen Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah He right Ali, he was happy he was salam, this leven COVID and cathedra pharma Babu, my brothers and sisters we are on the fourth of the series of lectures, Leadership Lessons from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and has been medical the Alano reported that Rasul Allah is Allah Allah sallam said, I wish I could meet my brothers. The Sahaba said, Yasser allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Avi not your brother's Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Salam replied, He said, You are my Sahaba but my brothers are those who have
faith in me although they have never seen me. And this is in Muslim Imam Muhammad. I remind you and myself that any time we read a hadith like this, and also listen to Salah says brothers, it means brothers and sisters.
So the first lesson that we learned from his sera sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first lesson of leadership is absolute certainty in his belief and mission,
complete certainty without any doubt about what he believes in, and what is his mission.
It's a no brainer that unless you believe in something, you can't convince others about the Gambia Alayhis Salam exemplified this, they were always the only person in that society to believe in Allah subhanho data. And to believe that to call to Allah subhanaw taala was their mission in life. Every NaVi started from there, he was the only person in that society when he began his mission. And then whatever happened happened.
Their mission was to invite others towards Allah subhanaw taala it was not a pastime, or something they did on weekends or when they could spare some time from their other affairs. They believed that it was the reason for the existence and its purpose. And they spent every moment of the day inviting people to Allah subhanaw taala DeLillo. And they stood in the night and asked Allah subhanaw taala for his help.
The Ambia were direct, clear, confident about their belief and mission, and stated their message plainly. They didn't couch there, they didn't couch their language in diplomatic or circumspect speaking. They said it like it was I reflect on and ask you to reflect on our attitude towards Islam, and our belief about it. To truly believe that it is the best way, and the only way to succeed in this world and the author, do you really believe this? Do we really believe to truly believe that Allah subhanaw taala gave us the responsibility to invite people to Islam and to communicate this message to others? If so, what is the evidence of that in our lives?
Allah subhanaw taala said in Zulu Lang Iran cuando HydroMet in acurately NAS that Morona Wilma roofie was on Helena and he wound curry were to Winona villa.
Allah Marta said Enzo, the lightning rod, which means you Muslims are the best of people ever raised up for mankind for mankind, leanness, you enjoy and Almar have to invite people towards Alma roof,
which is everything that Allah subhanaw taala audit, and everything that is permitted and audited in Islam. And you forbid people from almanzar, which is whatever Islam forbid, and you believe in Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us that we were raised up and selected and honored and appointed to benefit the rest of mankind, and that the first and foremost and most important benefit that we can do is to invite them towards the truth and away from falsehood. Invite them to all that is good, which Islam has ordained and away from all that is evil, which Islam forbid.
We do that because we believe in Allah subhanaw taala Hello.
And in the mission that he charged us with, but we are what are we doing this? That's the question to ask, are we doing this? Are we living our purpose? Or do we ignore our purpose and immerse ourselves in other things?
My brothers and sisters I remember as clearly as I as if it happened today. And incident that happened in my life in 2002
Just after the Gujarat genocide, where over 3000 Muslims, men, women, children were slaughtered and burnt alive and all kinds of things happened. We won't go into the details of why and what. But after that, there was a fundraising drive in Hyderabad to help the survivors and people who became refugees in their own state and in their own homes.
And in this function, one of the speakers was Professor ganja, la. candela is a professor. Now he's professor emeritus in the university. And he is a very
remarkable human being. And he is also a very strong advocate of the rights. He's himself. And he's a very strong advocate of Dalit rights. A professor Candela said something which literally, was like hitting me on the head with a hammer.
He said to us, he said, you had a book,
and you had a mission.
If you had decided that we have to die anyway. So I am going to take this book, and I will take it to the people to whom this book should be communicated, which is us, he was talking about the listeners talking about non Muslims. He said, If you had decided to take this book, to us, and if you accept yourself that if I'm going to die, let me die in their villages, and let me die in their neighborhoods.
If you had done that, he said, you would not have died.
And the history of the world would have been different. He said, but instead of that, you chose to keep silent, you chose to keep the book to yourself, and you chose to die in your own homes, in your in your own mindless
heart and hearts as this may seem, Allah knows, this is the truth.
This is the truth. The root cause of all our problems today as Muslims, is the fact that we forgot the purpose for which Allah subhanaw taala centers. And the purpose when which Allah sent us was to do good to the rest of the world, to be a means of benefit for the rest of the world. That is why Allah subhanho wa Taala sent us into this world,
we forgot that purpose. And we got involved, like everybody else in the dunya in correcting in chasing money, and chasing this and that, and that is the result. And that is the reason why we are facing what we are facing.
I've done a lot of work with life goal planning with Muslims in many countries.
Everywhere asked the same question, why do you exist? What is your purpose?
The tragedy is that I have never ever heard anyone say, I exist to invite people towards Allah.
I don't even care if he doesn't do it.
But nobody even says it.
My question is, if we don't even say it, what hope is there that we do it.
And that is why our data is so weak. Because for us, it is at best, a weekend exercise. And that to not every weekend.
To give you an example, some of us like fishing, and we go fishing. And after spending all day on the lake or the ocean. We catch our fish in big way.
Before we go home. Did you ever wonder how there are other people who make a very good living catching fish? It is because we do it twice a year on a long weekend. While they do it every day. To become good at anything. We need to make it the predominant activity of our lives.
It's the same for our that's what the embedded Malcolm Gladwell is 10,000 Hour Rule. For those who have read his book Outliers.
Those who haven't, please do that. And along with that read the book called Talent is Overrated. Talent is Overrated by Jeff Coleman. Combine Collins thoughtful practice his concept of thoughtful practice with Gladwell 10,000 Hour Rule. And you have a winner for everything including
that is the importance of absolute certainty in the belief and mission. Without that we can never dedicate our lives to it today
You have absolute belief and certainty in the power of money to solve our problems in life. And so our entire life is geared to earning money, accumulating money, and relying on money.
Most of us, who do the work of Islam also rely on our accumulated wealth, our financial acumen, and on investments to do our work all about you, and may Allah grant you and accept your work. And my question is, what did the Gambia rely on?
So if we claim that we are doing the work of the NBA mussalam
what is the similarity?
I'm not against earning or using money for good work, please do it. Reliance is a matter of the heart.
And its presence, whether we have alliances or not, is seen in our language. We must ask where our reliance lies.
Talk. Our goal is to use the ASVAB but to rely on Allah subhanaw taala to see something happening from a place and to know that it is not happening from there. But it is happening because of the order of Allah subhanaw taala
that is the outcome.
Do we have that in our lives?
Tie the camel Yes, sure.
But rely on Allah subhanaw taala not on the road. Tala Quran Allah
without our cool Allah have read German,
the Quran Allah,
not our column, the robe of the camel.
The way to check this is to check what causes
what the causes of our anxiety, our financial markets, political situation, social unrest, disease,
or the displeasure of Allah subhanaw taala because we have put our purpose aside and are engaged in sci fi seeking to safeguard ourselves from things which can either help us or harm us. We know this, but do we believe it?
The best the the the proof of belief is actually
the best example of the power of total certainty is what Rasulullah saw sort of did, when he was commanded to invite people to
total certainty is critical and essential, because of the principle that you cannot inspire anyone. If you are not yourself inspired. Language only reaches the years. It is the fashion in the heart that speaks to the heart of the other.
That is what must be ignited. You cannot do that. Unless yourself unless you are yourself. ignited, enlighten
no Surah Salah salem said to the people when he called them
he said, oh people if I told you that there is an army behind his Hill, would you believe me?
They said you have never lied to us. And we will believe you. He said that I have come to warn you of a severe punishment in the hereafter. If you do not leave polytheism and worship Allah
if you do not stop worshipping these idols, and if you do not start worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, then I have come to warn you of a severe punishment in the hereafter. Now let's see what this means for us.
There are some people who believe that there is no one right way to reach Allah. And that whatever anyone is doing is fine.
Now that may sound very nice and liberal, liberal and free. But there's one problem with that. That is not what Allah subhanaw taala said.
This is like someone saying, it doesn't matter what you eat or drink. Everything is nutrition. So how does it matter how anyone approach approaches nutrition. Or it's like someone who has been invited to the Buckingham Palace for an audience with the queen, and is being instructed in the protocol to greet the British monarch.
And this person after listening to the instructions, he says, Look, I don't believe in all this stuff. I'm American, right? So I'm simply going to say hi Queenie, baby, how you doing?
Does it work? The sad thing is that we understand and accept all these rules of health and protocol and many others in life. But when it comes to Allah subhanaw taala we say that it doesn't matter how anyone approaches Allah.
That we use our evidence, which I hope will clarify any confusion. First, the logic. If the way people worship God didn't matter, then why did Allah subhanaw taala send all the messengers and prophets and divine books.
After all, people were worshipping Allah subhanaw taala in one way or the other.
The one worshipping a stone idol, or Jesus is God as Mary or Mary as Mother of God.
Or the one worshipping the sun or the moon, or whatever will say to you if you ask them. I know the stone is not God. I know the idol is not God. I'm worshiping the real God using the idol
Yet Allah subhanaw taala who knows what they do and why sent messengers and prophets, all of whom came with the same message, La ilaha illa Allah, leave the worship of anyone or anything other than Allah and worship Allah alone, because only Allah subhanaw taala is worthy of worship
and worship Him in the way that he showed us, and not in any way you please. Why did this happen?
If you believe that Allah subhanaw taala sent messengers that ask yourself why?
What was the need, if whatever anyone was doing was acceptable?
Allah subhanaw taala created human beings to recognize Him and to worship Him, and showed us clearly how to do that. For this, he's an all the messengers
with the same message, Allah subhanaw taala told us clearly that there is only one way to approach him and that is Islam.
Anyone who thinks and says that Islam is not the only way has denied the Quran.
The first thing to do therefore, is to stop feeling apologetic about Islam, and presented clearly confidently, positively politely, unambiguously, and with a smile,
but said, without any preambles or postscripts there are many ayat where Allah subhanaw taala told and commanded a soul as a seller and converted him and he said that you he was not sent to compel or coerce or convince or even persuade people to come to Islam.
But that his job was simply to convey the message clearly.
For example, in Zubaydah Allah subhanaw taala cetera which is Allah Yeah, are you are a solo believer, my own Ziller e lake. I will robic. We're in Laval fama Bell Laboratories Allah, Allah Who Yasui mukha meanness in Allah Allah Yeah, dill Komal caffeine. And let's say O Messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam proclaim and declare and convey the message which has been sent down to you from Europe.
And if you do not do that, then you have not conveyed his message.
You have not fulfilled the responsibility of prophethood. Allah will protect you from mankind. Verily, Allah does not guide people who does believe
people who are stubborn in their disbelief. Now for textual evidence that Allah subhanaw taala chose Islam as the religion for all of mankind, and that on the Day of Judgment, no other religions will be accepted. Allah said about his choice of religion for us.
A Leo magma to lagoon Deena we're at one two Aliko Nanavati are the two like Omar Islam, Medina, it's not my again, Allah subhanaw taala said, this day, I have perfected your religion for you, and completed my favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.
Before I go further, let us ask ourselves how we feel about Islam.
Islam is not a religion that was started by any human being, no matter how imminent it is the religions that Allah subhanaw taala JELA DeLallo,
our Creator, and the creator of everything which exists, shows for us, it is Allah's gift to all of mankind. It is Allah's gift to us.
And that is a basis of our data,
to share our gift with the rest of the world.
That our lives lab is not about imposing or forcing anything on anyone. It's about sharing our gift. It's about Awakening people to the gift that belongs to them. It's about giving people the greatest wealth of all which is guidance to Jannah.
If you feed if you feed somebody, if you close somebody, this is considered to be a good action. What about guiding somebody to everlasting happiness?
Is that a good action? Is it worth doing?
We need to feel confident about this. Think about is if you are giving away gold coins or crypto credit cards or Ferraris or even ice cream, you will do it cheerfully and confidently. But when it comes to telling people about Islam, or inviting them to Islam, we are afraid or hesitant. Why?
That is why we must first ask ourselves, what do I think about Islam? Do I consider it a gift from Allah? subhanaw taala or a bird?
Am I happy about being Muslim? Or is it something that I that I say well, this is no fault of mine. I just happen to be born in a Muslim home, which as I said, You can't give what you don't have.
If you don't have pride in your religion, you can never communicate it
to anyone else.
That is a problem. Let us start with feeling proud and good about our religion hamdulillah which Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for us and practice it completely with confidence.
Then let us see what Allah subhanaw taala said about the different ways in which people worship. Allah subhanaw taala said in Dena and Allah He al Islam
in the in in the Deena in the lions lab, Lhasa DeSoto. Lyra truly the religion with Allah Islam
meaning that Allah subhanaw taala does not recognize anything else as a religion. Only Islam and he was a clarified della della Oh, my Yeah, Buddha V Hiral. Islami de una Falaya Kabbalah mean, who will have it after the middle facili. Allah said and whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him. And in the Hereafter, he will be one of the losers.
Or one of the sisters, as I mentioned earlier, there is a way to address all eminent personalities. Allah subhanaw taala is beyond combat. Why would we imagine that we could address him in any way you want it.
Allah subhanaw taala prescribed how we are to approach it. And that method of protocol is called salah.
Allah subhanaw taala sent us sent for us a religion that he chose for us. He sent his book for us to teach us how to lead a productive, positive, constructive life of contribution. He said to the messengers,
and he was set up to remind us and to teach us this way, which is the way of Islam. The last and final of those messages was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he was set up after home there is no messenger and or Prophet. Allah subhanaw taala called a pseudo Salah his blessing and he told us that what he had been said to do, and he told us
that before is coming, people were misguided.
Knock on one Allahu Allah medianet is via Sufi masala mean and fusi him. You have to do alley him it was a key him. Were you Alima who will kita what hikma we're in Cairo, middle of Lu Luffy is Ali movie Allah. Allah said, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala conferred a great blessing on the believers, when he sent among them a messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam from amongst themselves reciting unto them his ayat the Quran, and purifying them which is Duska internal and external and instructing them in the book which is the Quran and a heckuva which is the wisdom and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu himself while before that, they had been in manifest
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Rasulillah Salam is the key to Jannah
if you leave Mohamed salah, you can never have Islam.
That's why it's so important to study Islam systematically. Only when we have knowledge, can we appreciate the value of what we have, and be able to communicate that to others.
In conclusion, please remember that every nabby and Rasul was opposed.
So don't worry about opposition. When there are Rasul came to his people, he was the only one saying what he was saying. And that was against whatever these people had been doing.
Islam will always go against the flow.
People are drawn towards sin and destructive behavior. Islam stops them from it. The initial reaction to that is always negative. Because people look at the fact that they're being stopped from doing what they wish and not at how that is for their own good
in a world today that worships the knifes when I feel is the key phrase to justify anything that anything that people do, to accept that obedience must be to Allah alone. And not to the not to yourself not You're not enough
people will resent and they will resist and that is why it is essential that the one recommending this must be sure of himself and must support his message with his practice. This is where the power of the Sunnah becomes clear. If Personalizer Salah had not been the walk
Quran as our mother says, I see the kind of the Elana called him. The Saba would never have followed him with such strength and confidence. People listen with their eyes. They don't care what you say unto the see what you do, we must practice what we want to preach. That is the secret of differentiation, differentiation creates brand brand inspires loyalty, loyalty enables influence. My question to myself and you is, what is our brand? What is our brand as Muslims,
sheep and cattle have no brand that is why they are branded.
We must be distinct, we must stand out as followers of Muhammad Salah we must be distinct and visible role models, iconic trendsetters. Our positive influence must permeate our society and life and emanate out of it as a beautiful perfume into the atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Only then can we be called the true followers of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Ali, Ali wasabi was
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.