Living Islam #47

Mirza Yawar Baig


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fill out a haven hundred dollar bill alameen wa salatu salam O Allah should be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does live on cathedra and kathira, Bama Babu.

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hamdulillah me

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by the grace and mercy of Allah subhanaw taala we have been granted this beautiful religion of Islam.

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Now one of the

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big benefits

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come with the granting of Islam as our religion is the fact that automatically we take and become an have the role of change agents.

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That becomes something that we automatically you can see we have signed on to do

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which is to become to be change agents in the world.

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Now, how did how did I come to that conclusion because Allah subhanaw taala defined the purpose of our creation and where he said, I was we live in a shed on the regime. confira omoton oferuje leanness, Allah said, You are the best of people and you have been created for the benefit of people

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that move Abdullah Rafi Watanabe wattana Anil moon curry wa una bella.

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Allah said Your job is to enjoy and good, to promote good, to support good to fight for good to stand up for good to establish good,

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what and how not any longer,

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forbid evil, to fight against evil

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to be activists to take stances against evil.

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What Oh, we don't be lazy. And you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Therefore for a Muslim,

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it is not an option that

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he or she

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that he or she stands for gold or doesn't stand for gold or what they do and don't do. These are not options, these are this is something which is enjoined upon us which is

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which we are ordered to do by Allah subhanaw taala himself.

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I want to say to you

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that change. And by change, I mean change for the better.

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A reversal of how we are currently living in this world. This has become an imperative. This has become a need, which is literally and I'm not exaggerating, believe me. It is literally like the need for oxygen, like the need form for air to somebody who is choking.

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Today we are living in the world where thanks to us the human race, we are stuck in the gullet in the air passage of the earth.

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We are choking this earth.

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Now what happens to somebody who's choking.

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They get rejected.

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They get rejected, or the one who's choking dies.

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Both of them

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not happy

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We need to judge that.

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That's the bad news, if you want to call it that. But the good news is that today perhaps for the first time, I was reflecting on this the other day. And I was thinking that if I was an individual Living

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in the Time of Genghis Khan, for example.

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So I was either I would either be one of his soldiers, I don't think I would particularly enjoy as

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much as I love horses I don't think I'd particularly enjoy

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riding, you know, 100 miles in a night as part of the to mine of somebody and having to urinate in the saddle

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and drink a mixture of raw mass blood and, and mass milk. I don't think I particularly enjoy that. Especially at the end of that. If my job was to slaughter innocent men, women and children. I mean, I am particularly bad at slaughtering anything. So I don't think I enjoy that and never enjoyed it. I never did it. And I don't think I'm going to enjoy it either. So it is something that I don't think I would have enjoyed so that I wouldn't have been if I was not a part of Genghis Khan's army then I was, by definition a part of those

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That Genghis Khan's army was going to attack. And so I would be one of the citizens of a Chinese city or a citizen of the tourism, Muslim Empire or whatnot. But my point I'm making here is that if I was an ordinary human being in the tribe of Genghis Khan, and if I, if I said to myself, you know what this world needs to change this man. And this, these policies of, of genocide

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are not good. So we need to change this policy. Take, go go for I'm just starting at Genghis Khan for you know, just for the heck of it. But I'm saying we will go back or forth as you wished. So whether you went back B, B, before Genghis Khan, you went back to the, to the first Empire Emperor in China, who built the Great Wall of China. Or if you,

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you know, you went to say, where, even if you take, you know, sola salams time, if you went into the Persian Empire, when the Roman Empire, if you if you even worthy war among the, if you are even among the elite or Makkah, or the ordinary citizens of Makkah. And if you are not a Muslim, then we come to Genghis Khan, which is 13th century, and then we go further forward, you know, think about all the becoming the medieval era, a medieval era, if I was a father, I wouldn't be a citizen, I would be a serf, or I would be one of the nobility and they were not citizens as such. So

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in any of the European empires, come to India, if I was a citizen, or again, citizen for want of a better word, but in the

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time of the video Empire in the time of the guptas, the time of the moreas, fast forward, in the time of the load is right in the devil's Achilles and the time of the limb living much later down the mobiles, wherever I place myself, if I was a member of the British Empire,

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one thing for sure, which is that the ordinary citizens capacity for driving change was next to nothing, was next to nothing.

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ordinary citizens had almost no power

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to communicate, they had no power to project their communication. Beyond just a couple of people, whoever they could talk to face to face, they had no power to influence anyone other than those the surface to face today, we are sitting in a situation where every one of us and I want to put a different spin on on social media and what we do with it, every one of us potentially has the power to reach millions of people.

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The question is, what do we do with that power? Are we aware of this power? And what do we do with this power and that is where the key thing lies, where Islam tells you to use this power for good to use this power to to benefit people to use his power to do something or do things which are helpful and beneficial to all concerned. And this is where

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instead of using social media, as you know just a time Waste not a time pass or time waste or just for socializing something you could think of better things to do with it

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where you can bring about change net a smaller or

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or a high or a larger level depending on what has been placed in your in your power so do give this some thought I'm sitting in a place where the sun is threatened to come directly in my face was like a race against time. Let's see.

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I want to

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draw your attention and remind myself about his beautiful eyes or certain Lisa

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which was put on the wall of the

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of the Harvard Law School as the finest example

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of the definition of justice

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in any in any book.

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And that is what I last ran into said all 11 inches deep. Yeah, are you Latina? armano Coco, Amina budapesti to Shahada Lila Hello Allah and fusi qu availbale they need while Accra Bina in India Khun avani Yun, Akira

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for lo Ola B Hema fala Tata B roll hava and da de leeuw. We're in Delhi.

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Whoo Oh toreto for inala karna Bhima Tama Luna hubiera. I lost about that I said which means are you believe, stand out firmly for justice stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, meaning stand out in favor of justice, as witnesses before Allah, for our home, nothing is hidden. That is our belief about a loss, Renata, that he sees, and hears and knows everything. Stand out, as witnesses stand out for justice as witnesses to Allah.

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Even though it be against yourself, even though it is against yourself,

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or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor.

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A lot Rhino doll is a better protector, for both than yourself. So do not follow the lust of your heart, lest you may avoid justice. And if you distort your witness, or refused, give it Verily Allah Subhana Allah is Ever well acquainted with what you do.

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Let's think about desire, when the more about the more I you know, read the Tafseer of this ayah The more I reflect on it, and that's what he was, do the purpose of the ayat of the Quran is not simply to recite them and,

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and be pleased with that the purpose of the ayat of the Quran is to

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is to think about them is to reflect on them about the meaning of it. And then to ask the key question, and the key question is what the key question is, where in my life does this ayah apply? And that's the whole purpose of the of these sessions on living Islam. Where in my life does this is apply when I read this ayah and I see what Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordained and I look at myself, where do I fit? Do I fit among those who are doing what Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered us to do? Or do I fit among those who are not doing what Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to do? So give it some thought. Now when I think about desire,

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and this is what I want to share with you. First and foremost, the eye begins with the IU lb Rahman all you believe now you know and I know that whenever any is really begins with this when this is the beginning the opening of the eye, this is a this is an eye of Hong Kong This is an I have an order and instruction from Allah subhanho data, which we as believers do not have an option to contradict we don't have an option to go against it we don't have an option to say well you know Yeah, well you know, unless rather may have said it but well I choose not to do it. No, this is not possible. As a believer, it is my job and your job to say subhana wa tada or frankopan, awaken.

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Allah we have heard and we have and we will obey, we have heard and we will obey and Oh Allah forgive us and to you is our return. So the first and foremost thing when you hear this, yeah, you will have the the avenues to remember and remind yourself, that one day we are going to meet Allah and that day maybe right now. So let us be prepared for that meeting. Let us not live this live as if we are going to be here forever. Nobody's here forever. And let us not live our lives also as if once we die, nothing is going to happen. That is also not true. When we will be called to account whether we believe it or not, whether we accept it or not, whether we like it or not, we will be

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called to account and we will be held accountable. We will have to answer to Allah subhanaw taala Jelena.

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Please forgive me, I need my coffee first thing in the morning to keep my eyes open.

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So that's the first thing you're looking for. And then I looked around the tellers giving the Hong Kong what is the Hong Kong lazying. Kurokawa amenability Shahada, Allah, Allah says stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah.

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So the first thing to understand here is that in any given situation,

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what matters is what is just what is fair. What is correct, what is the truth? It does not What does not matter, is what I like, what I don't like, what I'm afraid of what I'm not afraid of.

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None of that matters. What matters is

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What is the truth? The truth is the truth whether I like it or I don't like it, the truth is the truth whether I am afraid of it or I am, or I'm not afraid of it, the truth is the truth no matter what. And I'm not saying that your job or you who believe meaning if you believe this is your job, that you stand for the truth that understand that when you are standing for the truth, you're standing as a witness to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone from home, nothing is hidden, meaning that even your stance, you cannot say I'm standing for the truth, while taking a stand for falsehood. There is no room for hypocrisy, there is no room for lying and cheating. If I am standing for the

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truth, then it has to be the truth, as I understand it, as I believe it. And therefore there is also the need to verify what is the truth there are 100 love with regard to the Quran, it comes to us verify. So Allah says stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah. And then this is where it bites

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us around delas is

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one Oh Allah unphysical even if it is against yourself, even though it be against yourself. Now think about that, what kind of wording is that? Be a witness against myself means what? It means that if I have done something wrong, being a witness against myself means that I admit it, I accept it, I own it. I

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am contrite, I am repentant. I turned towards the last version of data I made this far. And I said, Oh Allah, I am sorry, I apologized to you. I did something wrong, please forgive me. First part of it. Second part of it, is that in the way that I did not stand for the truth

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in the way that I'm bearing witness against myself. If it means that I

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have harmed somebody, then part of being a witness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And part of standing up for the truth consists of going and apologizing to that person and making it good with them. So it's not just a matter of saying that, you know, whatever I did to somebody, I just turn around and say, Oh, you know what, I'm sorry. No, no, you are sorry. Yes, you are sorry. But the other person is even more sorry. So you go, and you apologize to that person. And you say I'm extremely sorry. This is what I did to you. I apologize. If you want, you can tell him why you did that. Most of the time. People are not interested. Who cares why you did that. But anyway, maybe that person is

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interested. Maybe they've got nothing better to do than tourism USB, go tell them your story. But make sure that you are sincere, go grovel, go fall at their feet and they are extremely sorry, because the reason I'm saying that is because if you find yourself before the throne of Allah Serrano, that on the Day of Judgment, believe me, there is no mercy on that day except with Allah subhanaw taala. That person you wronged is going to have is an on your throat. And he's going to say Allah give me justice this fellow, he harmed me, he in two ways, either he harmed me Actually, or where he could help me he chose not to help me, he allowed me to be harmed. So therefore I need

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justice give me justice. And when that person when the Muslim when the oppressed when the person that you wronged the asked justice from your and my and his rub della delallo, he will get justice. And you don't want to be the person. You don't want to be the one paying out on that day. So do it now. Do it right now, before if you are one of the people listening to this, to this lecture, stop listening right now. Right? put this thing on hold, go and apologize to whoever you should apologize to.

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May Allah forgive us, in many cases for us, the person who needs to apologize to maybe your own father, maybe your own mother, maybe your own brother or sister. It may be some dear friend of yours, it may be somebody with whom you are, you know, you you you express so much of friendship or love or Oh my God, my brother does that. And then when the time comes to stand up for that person, when the time comes to help that person, you could not move a finger.

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Right? You could not Allah knows best why you could not move but you didn't move in. And because you didn't move and remember, it doesn't matter. Because you could not move a finger. Maybe the person was armed or not. And maybe he found some other way and helped. He was saved.

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When your finger in any case was of no use your help in any case would have been worthless. What if that doesn't matter? The point is the decision that you took and the decision you took was to let him drown the decision you took was to throw him to the wolves. The decision you you took was I will not help this person.

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Swan Allah you are.

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You are answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala Make no mistake,

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the Quran came for us to understand it. The Quran came for us to

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allow it to enter our hearts.

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The Quran came with the power to change our lives.

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The Quran didn't come just for us to recite it and to teach it and to write it in horsecar thin we know beautiful calligraphy with the with the with the borders of the pages are all what they call illuminated.

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Right colored in different colors, very beautiful kitasato a beautiful writing of the Quran, and so on and so forth. The Quran didn't come for all this.

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There is nothing wrong with reciting the Quran beautifully, or with memorizing it, or we teaching it or with with beautiful calligraphy, all of this is beautiful, all of this Alhamdulillah all of this May Allah reward those who do it. But these none of these things is the purpose of the

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of the of the,

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of the nozzle of the Karakuri.

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None of these day for example, the among the Sahaba they were they were samsara and

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the few of them right

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there are a few of them. Abu Salah shadow delana, for example, right?

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If you take, you know, the other couple of them, there are four or five Mousavi Romero vellano, for example.

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And you know, maybe I'm missing some new my point I'm making is that the number of zabba, who are

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beautiful recitals of the Quran was a great quarter of the Quran. How many were there? Out of all the Sahaba?

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What percentage was it? It wasn't even 1%.

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Right? For example, if you take the number of Sahaba, who were there at the time of the warfare of Rasulullah sallam, when he when he passed away? They say roughly there were 100 there were 100 thousands, right? Totally may Valhalla. 1% of that is 1000.

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Were there 1000 Sahaba who are beautiful reciters of the origin of the level of

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of these people have say those who hate for example.

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Or Musashi, or Avalon who are Mousavi numero uno?

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If asked a different question, and if I asked you what percentage of that hundred thousand,

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practice the Quran what percentage of that 100,000

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live by the Quran?

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What percentage of that 100,000 believed in Allah subhanaw taala at the level of your kid, what percentage of that 100,000

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judge their own lives success or failure based on the standard that vamos Allah Allah set for them?

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You would have a very different answer Believe me.

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Very different as that is the purpose of the loser of the Quran that we live it that we that we live by it.

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So in this in the case of this ayah

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ultramarathoner, first and foremost, Allah is giving us Hong Kong. Secondly, Allah subhanaw taala is reminding

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that he is our witness. Allah says Dan as witnesses to Allah Meaning what? Meaning what meaning that Allah is our witness, whatever we do, whatever we choose to do, or we choose not to do Allah subhanho wa Taala is the witness Allah is demanding us stand as witnesses to Allah.

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And the first person that allows rather as eggs stand as witnesses to Allah for justice, and Allah says the first of them is yourself, stand as witnesses to Allah

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for justice against anyone who is unjust.

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And where does that let's begin with myself

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with myself, which means what which means a lot rather than a saying that if you are the one being unjust, then straight

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Stop being unjust. Do what is correct. do what is right. And don't worry about who it pleases who doesn't please because nobody matters your witnesses Allah sua know that you can have all the cute stories in the world doesn't isn't gonna help you because Allah knows the truth

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your justifications are not going to work because Allah, Allah knows the truth. A lot rather than said, well Oh ALLAH and Fujiko

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I will wily Dane

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even though it'd be against ourselves or your parents imagine who do we support the most parents support children

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and children's abort parents.

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Right It is what they're supposed to do right? In order to be ever saying

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hope to God to deal with dussehra Guevara

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in agony and Oh Do we have to say which means that if your child cries, it pains you in the heart if somebody else's child cries it's a headache

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parents and children is a relationship that is

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it is genetic, it is hardwired.

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Parents who are not affectionate to children, parents who do not love their children, may Allah protect us from some from such situations. And the loss rantala gave me beautiful parents and I hope I was a decent enough child for them. But my point is that a lot vantara this is something which is hardwired.

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Now I've seen cases after case after case me people come to me for counseling, they come to me for advice, right for coaching. And in several times parents have come to me talking about their usually it's a son. So, it's they got talking about their son who is you know in his 20s 30s sometimes

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who is either doing wrong things or is doing nothing.

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And they say you know we are at our wits end we are so upset, what must we do? And so on and so forth. And I tell them I said the the the the solution? The answer is very clear. I can give you the answer in one word, or one phrase, but I will also tell you that you will you will not apply it and you will suffer this pain

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till the day you die.

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That's not the right thing to say. But that's the that's the reality. So I don't want to waste my time under attack. There's no No sir, please tell us what should we do? I said kick him out.

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Cut off his money.

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Good. I still remember when i mean i was i was video me it was amusing incident which happened to me. I think it was the year 2000. I was in Germany. And I was invited I did a whole tour of schools and colleges in Germany and my dear friend from Chennai, if they are listening to this, they will recall it was a beautiful beautiful trip is one such such wonderful memories. So I was I finished a talk in, in a in a big school. And

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this talk was for lady so the school was the venue. It was a talk for ladies, a whole bunch of ladies.

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One of them, and she was one of the organizers.

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She said to me I have a very, you know, very, very, very big issue which I really want to talk to you about. And please give me sir, you know, five minutes. So I said it's a big issue. We won't talk in five minutes. He said, Yeah, please tell me. We were standing there. Tell me what

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she just said, You know, I have a son, who is he was about 22 or 23. And

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she says that

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he has he has lost his cell phone for the seventh time.

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And this was before smartphones.

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This was the Nokia phones. He said this is he said Sheila he lost his cell phone seven times.

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Now you want me to get him another one.

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What shall I do?

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So I already knew how old a son was. So I said what's your son doing? He said nothing

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is doing nothing. He's finished his graduation.

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In in college.

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And I want him to there are big business people. So she said I wanted to go to business. He doesn't go he sleeps till 11 o'clock. 11 o'clock 12 o'clock. He's just you know, wandering around with his friend and this and that is not serious about work. not serious about studies.

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Nothing So I said to her

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so you bought him seven phones the eight swatch he said yes. What to do, sir Come in, you know, he keeps losing the phone. I said, Okay.

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I said, new given pocket money. She said, Well, you know, I, he has a credit card, which is linked to my

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ties, it gets better, whatever you like. So it actually is looking very sheepish. It said, Yes. You know, I mean, you know, after all is my sock, Okay, very good.

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I said to her,

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does he have a car? Yes, he has a car. Okay. What Got it? It was in those days in India, Mitsubishi had come out with with a car, which was the absolute supposed to be the top of the line, luxury car. I mean, today, you wouldn't want to sit in it. But you know, the those days it was. So he has that car, that Mitsubishi car. I said a very nice

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thing. She said, Jeff, please do Batman really, really, you know, I said, she said, What should I do? I said, adopt me.

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Please adopt me. I want to be your son. So she was taken aback for a minute than she was she? She really realized, Oh, she was laughing. I said, No, no, no, no, seriously, adopt me as your son. I promise to pray for you. You know, every single night?

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She says yeah, I said, Isn't that me something? Me You got the son,

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utterly useless, refuses to listen to you. But you've given him a credit card with no spending limit. You've given him the best car in the market. He keeps losing his phone, you keep buying him new phones, wonder what I was expecting from this son? Tell me what do you think he will do? I mean, you have effectively taken away all his aspirational goals. Now I know aspirations should not be restricted only to material stuff and all that but believe me, I mean, believe me, this is this is a you know, sad or happy reality of life. that a lot of people the aspirations really what you know, I must have a good car, I must have a good is good that I was spending money. I said, you have

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effectively taken away all the wind from his sails. his boat is sitting in the middle of the ocean flat. I said, You are the world

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that you are the problem, not the Son, you are the problem. He said, Okay, what shall I do? I mean, you know, she didn't want to adopt me. So anyway, I don't blame her. So she said, What shall I do? I said, kick him out. I said, number one, don't buy another phone. Number two, take his credit card, take a scissor, cut it into and throw it.

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Number three, tell him that from today. He has to pay for his food and his lodging. If he wants to stay in the house. Otherwise, kick him out. Tell him go find your own lodging. Find your own food. And if you come back, well, that's fine. If you don't come back, that's fine. You know, that's it, fellas. Good boy.

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He's Oh, I can't do that. I said I knew that. I said, I know that. That is why I told you that this conversation is going nowhere. You know the solution. You don't know you don't need me to tell you. But you're not going to implement it. So you are going to suffer until now that the the balance of power will change where you will become older and weaker, and he will become stronger and stronger. And then one day you will be a servant in his house and he will shut he will he will shove you into some small room and that is where you will die. This is your reality.

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Last round that I say don't do this. Unless saying stand for justice whether it's against yourselves or against your parents or against your own kith and kin. worldwide. I will surely they need while Accra Bina in your corner granny ANOVA Kiera Swan label Hillary. I mean, there's no I can't be amazed about a lot Serrano's word, because how can you be amazed about the word of all I mean, the word of Allah is perfect. There's nothing to be amazed about. But I'm just saying, that's why I love him. This is the beauty of the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala puts his finger exactly on the on the nerve. He points to exactly how our mind works, right? If you look at how our mind works, how does

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it work?

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It works on this basis, who do we favor those who are wealthy, those who are powerful, those who are politically in it, those from whom we expect something, either we expect something good or we are afraid of the evil that might come from them. So therefore, even if that person is doing wrong, we refuse to correct them. We refuse to say anything about it, either because we are expecting some benefit from them. Or we say, you know, we don't know if you say something, you know, maybe we'll do something. So the

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Fear is of this of this individual.

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Instead of being, having the fear of Allah subhanaw taala anger in our hearts, so it knows about that as a stand up for justice, against yourselves against your parents against your kitten kin, meaning your children, your siblings, back and forth Uncles, aunts, whoever close our Caribbean who the closest to you, right?

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whether the person is running out of hockey, whether the person is rich or poor, why because mostly we stand up for those who are rich. We do not stand up for those who are poor. So Allah is saying whether they are rich or poor, let that not be the reason for you're

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standing up for justice. And then Allah says another thing, Allah says, Because remember, Allah is your protector,

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is a better projector for both of you. So if you are saying I don't want to speak out against this person, because this person is powerful. Remember, Allah is more powerful than that person. Remember that that person's breath, that person's life is in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala. That person may think he's powerful, but effectively Allah subhanaw taala is more powerful than that person can ever be. So do not stand for that person. If that person is being unjust and unfair, stand for justice. And then Allah says, do not follow the lust of your heart, do not follow whatever is in your heart, do not follow your feelings and so on and so forth. Because if you do that, you will

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become unjust lest you avoid justice. And if you discharge your witness or refuse to give it serious, two things, one is, I know the truth, but I am lying in order to support the these the person who was strong, the party was strong, I am lying Am I am distorting facts,

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which are, which I know to be, I know the facts, but I'm distorting them. I'm lying in order to favor someone, even though that person is unjust, because I expect to get some reward for that person. So that's one one way of lying. The other way of lying is to remain silent. Islam is saying you don't have a right to remain silent, even right alleging less if you destroyed your witness or refused to give it so now you have not distorted but you are not speaking out. You have shut your mouth because you are afraid Allah is saying, Allah is Ever well acquainted with what you do. Allah subhanaw taala knows what you are doing. You are not fooling Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if you want

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to distort your witness, if you want to withhold your witness, remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala is your witness and you're trying to distort the facts or you're trying to withhold the facts is not going to save you on the Day of Judgment you are going to be standing before Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala knows exactly what you did, and why you did it. Now brother, sister, this is such a ayat I seriously recommend to you go and sit down, look at the Quran, read this ayah reflect on it. Think about your own life. Think about the incidents that you have done in your life, the things that you have done in your lives, things that you have done, if they are good, and they

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fit in with this ayah where you stood up for justice fall into the untangles ran out of giving you the ability to do that, and they are unreliable me. But if you did not do that, if you stood for it I injustice, either by lying or or by keeping quiet not by by not opening your mouth, somebody needed you and you did not help them. Somebody was being oppressed and you kept you decided to keep silent.

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somebody in your family, for example, was not being given their rights and you decided to keep silent even though it was your job to stand up there and say sorry, this is not going to happen. As long as I'm alive. I will not allow you to do this. You did not do that. You You will you withheld your witness. You knew facts when you kept quiet. You knew you could have said something but you did not do something, correct it. Save yourself before you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala

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do this.

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That is the meaning of living Islam. It's the meaning of standing as witnesses to Allah subhanaw taala jello

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for justice, against injustice. I began by telling you that today we are living in a time where we have the maximum capacity, every individual person, not only the kings and queens of the world, not only the nobility not only the Lords ladies, but ever

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Every single individual, almost by definition has been given the power to make an impact. thanks to technology, technology has put us in a position where we can reach millions. And where we can actually make an impact. Our brothers sisters may make sure that you make a positive impact stand up against injustice, no matter who does it, because one day, we will stand before Allah subhanaw taala whether we like it or not, we are going to answer it doesn't matter whether you're Muslim or non Muslim, it doesn't matter whether you believe it or not. It doesn't matter whether you believe in Allah or not. It doesn't matter whether you are a theist or an atheist, nothing matters. What

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matters is that one day you will die, one day, I will die. And we will start before Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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From whom nothing is hidden. He knows he's seeing us real time. He's listening to us real time he knows what is inside our hearts, and he is the one to whom we are going to answer. ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from falsehood to protect us from cowardice to protect us from injustice, because injustice harms the one who is unjust, far, far more than the person on whom that injustice is being perpetrated. The one who's doing it is being harmed, he's committing suicide, whereas who wherever he's trying to harm may be harmed to whatever extent Allah subhanaw taala wins, but this person is destroying himself or herself. It is very important that we are not that person.

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We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his blessed for for his mercy. We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us in a state of Eman and Yaki and to take us in that state was Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was abused may be romantic, I mean our unreliable Allah alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.