Pitfalls Of Modern Da’awa
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Modern Da’awa which is focussed primarily at the English speaking population presents peculiar challenges that require us to be even more rooted in the Sunnah of the Anbiya – which is the only way that has the sanction of Allah. Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig discusses some of the pitfalls of this new approach of Da’awa.
That was a la vida de la mia evil mursalin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi my robot.
My dear brothers, I want to talk to you about the
pitfalls of modern dow
and I say modern dow I'm referring to the many
organizations that have
sprung up around the world
which are headed by young Allah
hamdulillah a lot of enthusiasm a lot of desire to do good work a lot of desire that Islam should reach
especially the West,
the focus is more on that English speaking
not so much on the although speaking or the, the Bangla speaking or the other language speaking populations, much more focuses on the English speaking population. So, even the English speaking population is maybe not may not necessarily be resident in the West, but the focus is on that say how can we reach that population and the
organizations are focused towards that primary space that they occupy is big footprint on the internet, big footprint in social media on Facebook and so on and so forth.
Big footprint on television,
television by many of them, television is seen almost as an absolute essential for this work and being on TV. Having a TV channel of your of your own
is seen as a sort of having arrived state. So if you are to be considered, these are the terms that are used if you have to be considered as a serious player.
Considered by whom I don't know what they're playing, I don't know. But anyway, these are the terms considered a serious player then you must have a TV channel of your
100 law. I have the unique perspective of being in two places simultaneously.
My other incarnation is in the business world where 100 law I am a consultant to most of the major corporations that operate globally.
My expertise is on leadership development and on family businesses. And I have clients in several countries across the world. I teach at major corporate universities in the United States. I teach at the two
top public service meaning government
training organizations in India the administrative
administrative the the Institute of administration, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of administration Missouri for is IPS IRS as IRS offices and I also teach at the National Police Academy the
NPA in Hyderabad which is purely for the police and for the
security forces in the country. So, I have a very unique perspective on the whole issue of organization development, the whole issue of how organizations function and so on. I have a BA I have a postgraduate qualification in management I have a super postgraduate qualification applied behavioral science. So I know this thing backwards. So therefore it is I thought, useful thing for me to try to put things in perspective with regard to the modern dour and how it is handled.
I want to begin by stating making a statement that is design influences results.
Whether it is in a in a product or whether it's in a service, design, influences results. You if you design something for some for a purpose, that is the kind of results you will get. If you design something for for example, if you design something for security for enhanced security, then you will get enhanced security but you will get reduced functionality, you will get reduced freedom. So if you design something for security, and then you say this is difficult to handle, well it is supposed to be difficult to handle
because you did not you did not design it for ease of handling. You did not design
It for functionality designed it for security viceversa. If you say I want something to be completely functional, accessible from anywhere, I want to punch a button, and it must open up everything, then that thing will do all of that. But it will be highly insecure. And then you say all my data got stolen? Well, that's supposed to happen. Because what you design was not for security, highly functional, works beautifully, very fast. But it is insecure, because security is inversely proportional to functionality. And that's why I say design influences result. So we must look at modern data organizations to see what are they designed to produce? What are they designed
Very important for us remember that if you want a different result, you have to change the design.
To give you an example, there's a famous play that is
that that's the longest running drama longest running play in the Theatre in London, London, St. Martin's Theatre in London has been running now for 60 years continuously. And the name of that play is the mousetrap.
Bye bye be amazed that for every show of those 16 years, every single day,
the ending of this play is exactly the same.
Same ending for 60 years.
Do you think the actors are the same? Obviously not. Right? Even if an actor started acting in that play, 60 years ago, the day he was born, he would be 60 years old now ready to retire. So obviously the people who are born whose first acted in mousetrap, some of them have died. Many of them are very old and they have retired, they're no longer there. actors have changed over 60 years. But the ending never changes, the ending is the same. Why?
If you want to change the ending of a play, what must you change actors or script, script? script, you can change actors, every minute, nothing will change.
You change the script one time, everything will change. my contention is that modern Tao is based on the wrong design
is based on a combination of two models, the Christian evangelical preaching model, or if you want to say the motivational speaker model, these are the these are both actually the same.
And the corporate business model, the western corporate business model, it's the combination of these two things that have produced the modern Islamic organizations that we see proliferating around us in the world.
All of them are based on these two models. I'm talking about the modern ones, I'm not talking about the older ones,
the modern internet based
I want to give you a organization design experts perspective on what this means.
Businesses exists for the following reasons. Number one,
every business exists for one reason only and that reason is to make profit.
If it is not making profit, it's not a business is something else. So every business exists for the purpose of making profit. making profit is another way of saying take from the people. Yes, where does profit come from from customers. So businesses exists to take from people number two businesses exist and will grow only as long as the differentiate in the market
which means what new products, new services, new faces
same old face same old product business will fail to become generic. You have no brand there is no differentiation.
businesses have customers
and businesses exists
to capture market share. What is market share? gain more customers? Yes.
Who is a customer
who is a customer of your product or service?
The one who can pay.
If you are selling BMW. The guy buying a Maruti is not your customer. You do not project your BMW.
Advertising to people
Who are riding bicycles to work?
They're not your customers. They exist, but I don't care.
I'm looking at someone who has a disposable income of so much to be able to buy my car.
Similarly, you might say, well, if I if I am selling a cheap product, then I can go to the whole world. No, you can't. If you're selling chick shampoo in a one rupee satchel, one rupee sachet,
but BMW driver will not buy it, even if he has to die for it.
It's against his image.
So he's not your customer, you have you have something where he can buy for the price of a BMW, he can buy seven generations worth of shampoo. But he will not buy it from you. Because that is beneath his dignity, his dignity. So therefore, he's not your customers, whether it's the top top end of the market, or the bottom of the market, your customers are those who can pay for your product, and who want to pay for your product. Third point, fourth point, businesses exists to destroy competition. Who is the who is a competitor, somebody in the same business?
your job if you are in a business, your job is to destroy competition? These are the actual words used believe it Believe it or not, many of you are businessmen and you know what I'm talking about actual words used, go to a door to a sales conference of a business and you will you will wonder whether you're in a in a sales conference of a business or whether you are in the control room of a, you know, somebody running a war. The all the imagery is the imagery of the battlefield.
Right. And I've been in I've been in national self business conferences of,
of businesses, as you know, as powerful and big as some very, very important and famous global brands. I'm deliberately not taking the names of the brands, but so I know what I'm talking about. So businesses exist to destroy competition, who's competition, somebody in the same business as me. And fifth one, business advertises itself to gain visibility to gain market penetration.
In the world of business, if your face is not known, then you don't exist.
As they say in the world of business, within quotes, if you are not Google available, you do not exist
so you have to be Google you have to be on share Google must know about you, right?
Last bottom line is businesses exist to maximize bottom line profits.
Right. So five reasons why businesses exist one to make profit, which means take from people to to differentiate in the marketplace, which means new things, three gain customers who can pay for destroy competition, anybody else in my line of business, and fifth, advertise? And don't do that once in a while, do that regularly every day, spend big budgets on advertising, because you need to be known,
top of the mind recall face known and so on and so forth. Allah subhanaw taala let us first see before we analyze the issue of Tao let us see what Allah subhanaw taala said about his ambia
because when we say Tao, who are we talking about? We're talking about the mBiA masala
there is no one who can do Tao the way the Gambia did our the iconic benchmark model of Tao is the Tao of Gambia. If somebody says I have my our methodology is better than the MBR then this person is seriously deranged.
So the Tao of methodology of the Gambia is the best because it is divinely inspired Allah subhanho wa Taala showed and taught the Gambia how to make dour and miserable Anam number 90. Allah subhanho wa Taala said he can levy de la la Vina hada labo Babu de humo de de
la la la la jolla in Hawaii zeker Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said they meaning the ambia those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala guided so follow the guidance say no reward do I ask from you?
As I Luca,
La Jolla, I do not ask you for any rewards. My reward is from Islam Allah subhanaw taala and this Quran and this data is only a reminder from Robert alameen.
Keep this in mind and let us see why dow exists. I told you why business exists now let's see why dow exists. Businesses exists to take
From the people thou exists to give to the people,
two diametrically opposite motivations.
In businesses, somebody in the same business as you is a competitor to be eliminated and destroyed. in that hour. Somebody in the same business as you is a is a partner to be supported
by Sam and Luther is Sam. We're both in the business of dow at the same time.
When the when the Malika came with us and for the people of Luther a solemn, what did Ibrahim Alayhi Salam say?
Did he say wow, this is fantastic. Now my competition is being eliminated. He said, No. He said what will happen to loot?
They said no, he will be safe. Elisa.
He's concerned about his competitor.
But the MBAs don't they do not have competitors. supporters. Someone in the same business as me as Tao is my competitor is not my he's not He is my is my is my partner. He is the one I should support. He's not my competitor, I do not exist to eliminate him.
in business, you must have a new product every day. Otherwise, who will buy in our there is only one product. There is only one message from day one to the last day. And that message is the Illa Illa Illallah
La la la la
there's no other message.
In business, advertising is the lifeblood of business.
Big Bucks, not not little bits and pieces. Big Buck advertising.
In our advertising is something that you hide from you abort it, you detest it. Why? Because advertising fame destroys the class. Fame damages.
Fame damages your sincerity towards Allah subhanaw taala.
Business is for the purpose of making money. In our money is a five letter word.
Businesses exists for the purpose of making profits in our profit is a six letter word.
And for those of you who didn't get that angle of it, supposing I tell you a four letter word, what are you thinking? That's what it means five letter word and six letter word, you get the point. So what to do?
What to do? Should we stop to be shut down all these organizations? Should we say get off the internet? Stop doing that. No. That's not the purpose of this whole presentation. The purpose is to ensure that we use technology to the best of our ability but we do it keeping in mind the framework the methodology of the Amir Allahu masala
because the purpose is to enter Jannah at the end of the day
so now first and foremost what to do. Number one concentrate on your own tarbiyah
The sad thing today is that even in Islamic universities, even in the dark rooms even in the jamiat
that's good enough but tarbiyah to lock lock are completely and totally missing. There is no period for the scatter knifes or tarbiyah to lock lock there is no stat who teaches does get enough or third with a lock lock. If there is one find may find it for me find me the syllabus in which it is there find me the author who's teaching does get enough center metal lock lock in the in the Jamia and in the university Islamic University or the room and I will take my words back in public there is none
that we have to lock lock which happens that's good enough which happens happens by default happens by accident happens if you so happen to be with someone's dad or somebody or you come from a family or whatever and this happens for you Alhamdulillah otherwise it does not happen therefore, what does the knowledge that we gain in the rooms and the Jamia What does it produce Illa Masha Allah, Allah Masha Allah I'm not making a jump. I'm not saying this applies to everybody. But it applies to a great deal a great number of people. What does it produce? It produces arrogance. It produces kibber I am an island.
I know of a particular instance where a young alum recently qualified from a university. Somebody was speaking to him and he addressed he was Maulana and he said, Don't call me Madonna. I'm a Mufti call me Mufti.
So when I met him I asked him I said, Please tell me whose mother
who's the who's the founder of Maliki.
He said Mr. Malik, I said no, no sorry Do you
speak properly respectfully, he said, No, I said no I I told him I said How come you say Mr. Malik? And you are a Mufti
and the world at the time when when we were Malik was in Medina people said how can I give a fatwa and Malik is in Medina. So was it was Mr. Monica Mufti or not?
How can he never refer to himself and other people never refer to himself as Mufti Malik.
I am an island Why? Because I read three and a half books.
The water level
because there is no tusky because there is no tarbiyah
and what what is the sell off? Do they have Rama to lay the king of work went in search of a chef for tarbiyah and he found the chef and the chef said to him
go and find clean for yourself a small place in the stable of my hearts
and sit there and make dinner.
my prescription for you.
Today many people want therapy they want to come and be with this shift and that share then they want the share to be very sweet and nice to them they want the share never to tell them anything critical they want the share never do you know why they come to share what
what your mother
You became like this because we've got too much of that mother.
Even Emma them went, he cleaned a small place in the in the stable. And he said they put his who is the who is the king of bulk in Afghanistan, the king the kingdom of Belkin away
from the palace. He is now sitting in the stable of horse. And I don't know how many of you have ever seen or been inside the stable of horse when I spend all my childhood and youth riding horses. I know exactly what it's what inside of our stables smells like. So you remember they were sitting there. In evening the groom have the hearts, he brings the hearts back. And the chef tells him is that there is a man sitting in the table. So when you are cleaning this table, bring the hearts he says with your broom, flick some dirt onto the man.
See how tarbiyah happens.
See how tarbiyah happens the shark is giving him instructions a flick some dirt onto this mat.
So this group goes and he cleans the place and he flicked some dirt onto my mother.
So what does my mother do?
He would rather him rather lay
give that man a rather large piece of his mind.
Man imagine his situation First of all, he's a king. He comes here and in this place. He's not being shown the respect that is due to him or what he has been used to right.
He made to sit in a stable of wars. And then this group
this cockroach, who in my kingdom will not even be seen by me. I will even my eyes will not look at somebody like that. He is so happy. He flicks dirt on me law Tell me
so the ground goes back to the check
the rules as well. You know he told me all these things.
Even I met him rato larae sat in that stable of our hearts for 12 years.
Make a seeker of Allah subhanaw taala 12 years.
My submission to my brothers is my mother was not tied to this table. He could have walked out
Think about this. He could have walked out he could have said man this is crazy. I'm really mad my big visit to this I came to learn Islam. I came to learn the Quran I came to learn how to use
them and you make me sit with a horse You make me sit in a stable which is not even the even the Hara is is a is an issue there because of the horse dung and everything is there. What kind of Usher you are you are you are an ignorant chef. You got no sense you are not a teacher.
Salam aleikum. I'm going to go find myself a teacher who knows how to teach he could have done all of this.
Yes or no?
Believe me but he did not sit in this table for 12 years for the love of the horse.
He sat in the stable for 12 years for the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
that keeper prize
It takes a long time to break
right takes a long time to break this.
I am a king. I am something takes a long time to break
chef habla de la salida de la la used to say,
curtain of nor is 70,000 times more difficult to penetrate than the curtain of zulma.
He said to penetrate the curtain of darkness which is the curtain of ignorance. He takes only one ray of light,
the curtain is gone. One candle is enough to drive out the darkness. But he said the garden of know how to break the curtain of
the curtain of nor is the curtain of shaitan is the curtain of the police.
That is the thing which made him say hello to whom in team cannot turn him into
a lottery winner, local octoman Dino and I said How come you did not obey me? He said you created him from but you created me from fire and fire is superior to me.
But his knowledge could not penetrate the fact that breaking the hokum of Allah subhanho wa Taala
was far worse than anything else.
And that knowledge continued to misguide him. Not only this point continued to misguide him, because when otherwise Allah who also made a mistake,
what did he do the military realize the mistake. He and his wife our mother and our father alayhi wasallam what military I wanted to do Ravana salam, nan vasara Willem de Ville on our tarhana then akuna nominal Casa de
Can you please
his knowledge What did his knowledge make him do when he made the mistake and he realized he made a mistake? he realized he made a mistake. What did you do? And zeleni illa yo me You
should give me time.
Allah How can you disobeyed me sir? Yeah, let's talk about give me time. Give me time until the Day of Resurrection.
Wealth produces cable. Power produces cable. But the greatest cover is producers is produced by knowledge. Specifically the knowledge of Islam.
The double side of the sword cuts both ways.
knowledge with tarbiyah
knowledge with tarbiyah produces humility, humbleness, knowledge without tarbiyah produces schema
and that's why I say when l was separated from tarbiyah
the nor left tail
taleem co tarbiyah Allah cardiaca to lm converge.
When Tyrion was separated from tarbiyah the law of Elmo was taken away
and knowledge became like anything else. You go to a secular University, you read some books, you complete some portions, you give an examination, you get a degree or certificate you have passed. You go to a religious institution. You read some books, you pass an examination, you get a certificate you have passed, what is the difference?
Because you have a beard, because you have a trophy on your head. This makes a difference.
doesn't make a difference. rappers have beards and caps.
doesn't make a difference. The difference has to come inside here. And that comes from tarbiyah and from dusky does kiato knifes water bottle o'clock, every single thing in the nafs has to be taken and slaughtered Bismillah he Allahu Akbar
kibber must be taken and slaughtered. arrogance has to be taken and slaughtered.
Pride has to be taken and slaughtered.
That is what is tarbiyah
second thing to do. Always check your NEA and check your class ask yourself why am I doing this? And believe me my brother's The only person in the world that you can fool yourself.
You can go on to an international conference platform.
And there are gyrating cameras at least five if you are a selfie stick
Acting chef you cannot have more or less than five cameras.
At least five
all of Bollywood Hollywood technology is available to you strobe lights and backgrounds and flat screen computers and huge LCD screens in the back.
And drum beats because drum is hella
or somebody does what do they call it with about that rapping What did boxing with boxing, he takes out he makes the sound of a flute with his mouth and lo and behold it has been decreed
and it has been fatwa that this is Helen
because he's not using an instrument
in the 1111 this is what happens to the book. This is what happens to the brain when there is no tarbiyah with the hill
when it was said that the South the South the voice is not Haram in terms of current norm in terms of tune for something What does it mean? It means that when you are reciting some poetry for example, if you are residing in a sheep if you are reciting a ham to Allah subhanho wa Taala then it is permissible for you to do that in a melodious voice
does that refer to making the sound of a flute making the sound of whatever else if that is so then where is the when when the band he bad music first of all period
and then specifically band wind and string instruments what was the banning the sound or the instrument which one
supposing I take four flutes and I make them into four legs of a coffee table is this haram
supposing I take a violin and I put a glass plate on the violin and this is an ornament in my house and this is a coffee table
is this haram
supposing I take a electronic keyboard which has neither when nor strings it has a chip and I play a complete Orchestra With every with a saxophone with flutes with the works on it
is this giant or not are not just and when you tell me sir this
band wind and string instruments find me wind in this find me string in this there is no string there is no wind there is only a chip
I have on my cell phone
music of of a flute
you know a cell phone has no wind no string in it. It is jazz, jazz
and coming in the machine and I'm playing my cell phone and the people say what Haram is this I'm inside the masjid you're praying this thing? It is haram anyway, but inside the module is more than harami lalalala Excuse me. You have no knowledge. Don't speak like an ignorant man. I'm a chef.
And I can tell you wind and string instruments are banned. Sound is not banned.
This is like saying the bottle of the of the alcohol alcohol is banned. The alcohol itself is not bad. When we say a hammer is haram what are we talking about? As far as I'm not drinking whiskey? But I'm smoking ganja now is this haram Allah?
Is it haram Allah
on what is the delille on which you banned drugs Tell me
Allah did not mention the drug in the in the in the book of Allah. Allah Allah didn't talk about LSD and he didn't talk about about mandrakes and didn't talk about you know grass and he didn't talk about all of those things or cocaine or
families where it says it is haram to sniff cocaine.
What's wrong with that?
Or not? I am not even intoxicated. My senses now are hugely and hugely unusually now even enhanced.
I can feel everything 10 times more. Yes. I'm not going to sleep when I I'm like a Whoo.
So this guy's
aura which is
a very solid, you don't even know that.
It's not in Kogan, Jaguar.
What is really?
Allah Allah subhanaw taala only only privater comer he only probably ralco.
Same daleel which we apply there? How come we don't apply the same value to this net boxing or whatever the vertical beatboxing haga we don't apply the same, the theory of intoxication What is it based on the effect of the thing
the effect of the thing so that is our liquor is banned.
Anything which produces the same effect is also bench. That is the basic principle of the Sharia. So, music is banned for a reason, what is the reason the music is banned because of the affected producers therefore, that same sound, whether it comes out of a wooden tube, whether it comes out of a metal tube, whether it comes out of a chip or whether it comes out of my mouth effect is the same because of the sound.
But what happens? Because now I, somebody tells me shaitan sitting behind me tells me you know what, if you make a video, and this video has no background tune on it, people are not going to watch it. So therefore now must put in his background. However now, when I leave, I am a chef, I have to find a deli, of how to let this background tune enter through the back door. Background tune through the back door. That's your musical rhymes.
So I find that early.
But I forget I forget that one day me with my video and my background you have to start before Allah.
There What is it?
there what is
so always check your near and check your class.
It is very possible for me to stand here and say I am doing this only and only for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But then me who knows why I'm doing it, only to do
only to me, and Myra.
No one else. Nobody else. That's the reason why it is so important. To be fearful to be afraid to be terrified, we are horrified of the running away of your class. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala knows the truth of that thing. I can say whatever I want. But whether it is true or not, only Allah knows. So always check your near and your class and not check it once. Check it every minute.
Check it every minute.
Three, always refer for his love to somebody else.
is a very critical foundational principle in power. Be humble. And again, don't pretend don't say oh, no, no, no, I'm nothing. You are actually nothing.
One day one of my pseudo cullompton, I've got some very, you know, good show. Tell me some bad things sometimes. But that's good for me. I'm the law writer. One day one of my show. he emailed me saw something emailed me from America and he praised me so I'm delighted you know, may Allah use you and so on.
So I told him,
but you know, I really am nothing. So he wrote me back. And he said, You are right. And I'm also right.
And he said that day you believe that you are actually something will be the day to start worrying.
Number four, never take money for Tao. Never take money for glorifying Allah. Never take money for teaching the book of Allah.
My brothers and sisters, I personally consider it to be the Haram of the Hara.
To take money to glorify Allah, to take money to speak about the greatness of Allah to take money for the Hara, Hara Hara.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala made it haram I didn't make it happen. Allah subhanaw taala said this about Zambia in the Quran more than 1415 times. And for every one of them, he said they don't ask you for reward. They don't ask you for reward. He said our reward is not with you. We don't ask you for reward our reward is with Allah.
Do not take money for the hour. It has become a norm today.
Like we have them that's why I said the model is the evangelical Christian preacher and the motivational speaker.
And the norm is that like motivational speakers.
I'm a motivational speaker. And I take money I take reasonable good money
for motivational speaking.
Not sure though.
And I'm not presenting myself as a as a model for you. I'm not a model of anybody. But I'm just telling you because somebody will say Well, you know what, he's a valuation speaker. You've seen his face everywhere and motivations be, yes, I take money for that. You're also getting money for that.
The model is that
in motivational speaking we have a term called a speaker circuit.
In modern Dawa exactly the same name, Speaker circuit
How do you justify that as a chef,
that you take money to go and speak about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this conference or that conference, how do you justify this to yourself? How do you justify this to Europe?
Find me one nubby who did that.
Finally me one of the IMA of Islam Who did that? Find me one of the Salah for Salah hain whose names we like to take even a Tamia and even Naka, evil Josie
and this one and that one.
Find me one of them, who took money to give a ban. Find me one of them who took money to give a lecture about Islam, find me one of them who took money to glorify Allah subhanaw taala.
Then how do you take it?
D link, personal income, from Tao?
If you can't make my point is very simple. Allah sent you to take from him and give to the people. Right? If you know how to do that, do that. If you don't know how to do that, go learn how to do that. But don't take the name of Allah and take from the people that is not our that is business, differentiate the two that is business. You run a data organization on a business model, what did I say design produces results, you may run a data organization on a business model, you will make money, you will make human amounts of money and you will make a humongous fire in the janome for yourself.
Simple as that.
Because the business model is designed to make profits, it is designed to take from the table which is the opposite of what the MBR did. So my point is you want to stand and do the work of the MBR learn to do it the way they embedded it The Gambia Allah subhanaw taala send them to take from him and give to the people and Allah is their paymaster, Allah is their employer. My point is if you don't know how to take from Allah, then don't stand here. Go and learn,
go and learn.
Don't take from people do not take from people do not lower the Waqar of the name of our app
do not lower the the honor that is due to Allah Allah Allah Allah
by begging people by passing a hat in one name or another just because you call it fundraising it is still passing a hat
because that fund is which you are raising, you are raising it in the name of charity you are raising it in the name of Zakat you are eating it in the name of this crying woman whose picture you showed or this some crying child whose picture you showed and so on and so forth. But you know and I know that your salary is coming out of the same money you know and I know that the rent for your nice and very beautiful apartment comes from that money you know and I know that that SUV which you are driving comes out to that money you know and I know that the sevens in your house come out of that money you know and I know that your iPad and iPod and I this and i that is coming out of the
money I wonder you would be I did and then what will you do?
think about this Think about this. Are you saying to the people at the time of fundraising are you putting up a slide there I opening up a screen they say this is my salary These are my perks and so on and so forth. And therefore and also obviously everybody's everyone else is also getting so all of this there so money which you're giving so much percentage of that is going to keep us in the style to which we have become accustomed rest of it will go to that crying woman whose photo I just showed you and now are you willing to pay me
be honest, be honest, you want to do fundraising like that? No problem if I am giving you money to so that you can travel business class I got no problem with that.
But tell me that tell me that don't take the money in the name of the crying woman and spend it on an airline ticket
dealing your income I'm not saying don't travel business class travel business class travel first class buy the whole plane How do I get find an income for that?
Find an income for that.
Dealing your income never take money for our
number five shun big titles and personal publicity.
big big problem with a class
big problem with a class
what was the title aboukir Cydia for galana elevado sola which we say
Did he ever call himself I am the holly favelas lesson when you come and talk to me address me as yeah honey Fatah Rasul Allah
Learn to live simply and control grid.
Seriously, think about this. For someone who has the power
In our hearts
for someone who's happy to look around for someone who has studied Islam, whatever to the to whatever extent if he looks with greedy eyes at the material possessions of somebody else, he is dishonouring the Quran. Allah has given him a NEMA, which has no
price tag on it. It is in comparable. And having that demo with him, he looks with greed at a car at a house. The
lift simply and then that is when that will become possible. The way I'm saying it you live simply your needs are small, you need very little to exist that very little you can easily make it in another business.
Which you are which you do and give your full time to no problem. And if you say well I cannot give 24 hours. Who told you to give 24 hours to the hour anyway.
Don't give 24 hours without
give 23 and a half hours an hour. Right? Half an hour a day is a lot of time.
And if your life is simple, you have simplified your life you will find Allah subhanaw taala will give a lot of Baraka and that you can make money on the side in your business. We know about him Abu hanifa you know about different ima we know about different Allah, people had their businesses, somebody who had had a trading, trading business. Somebody had some other business, they ran those businesses, they did not take money from their work.
They demand Abu hanifa Talalay did he charge people a fee to give a fatwa
registry registry? Did he charge them a fee for fatwa? Did he charge them a fee if they called him for arbitration in a family dispute?
We have lowered the worker of the of the knowledge of Islam. We have reduced the knowledge of Islam we have dishonored the knowledge of Islam, may Allah May Allah forgive us, because we are running behind people because running behind money.
My brother sisters, I want to remind you, you can't buy passion. Sometimes, because of my incarnation as a leadership development and organization development expert.
Some of my dear friends who are in the
I don't want I'm not being sarcastic, but I call it our business. That's what it is. It says Thou based on a business model.
Because I, I have I have attended
internal meetings of organizations, after for example, in international conference, we've talked about this conferences.
And what is the question being asked? How much money did we make?
Not how many people got to die.
But how many people's lives changed? Not how many people have started following the sooner not how many people have started following fire? How much money did we make?
And you might say, Well, you know,
how on earth am I supposed to find out how people's lives changed because my conference 50,000 people came
my submission do is
if you know what I know,
then you will know one very important thing which is that people if you want to see what people value, see what they measure.
So if you valued it, you would measure it, you would find a way of measuring the penetration of your message
you will find a way of seeing how the lives of people are changing. But you have no value for that your value for money. And therefore you measure money.
You cannot buy passion so people ask me is you know we have a retention problem.
our people, our our workers are leaving us
we try to have well paid die. well paid.
well paid out is like saying halbach
if you're if you're if you're if the dollar worker is working because of a salary, then something is foundationally wrong in his whole approach itself.
And that's why he leaves he's working for a salary. So he leaves for a higher salary. I was surprised.
Why are you surprised?
You're both thinking correctly, you are running the organization to make money he is running the organization to earn money. So therefore, when somebody else offers the more money goes
you cannot buy passion. So forget pay packages and think that you ask yourself one question. How many of my people in my organization are standing in the night and crying before Allah and begging for the success of my mission?
will like numbers No. Oh, I've got an organized huge organization, global organization 50,000 students 50,000 100 100,000 500,000 how many of them are standing in tahajud and crying before Allah subhanaw taala for the success of our mission?
Ask yourself this question.
My theory is very simple. I say we cannot make you cry, it cannot make you work. Simple as that.
If it can't make you cry, it can make you work.
So what to do?
Number one, complete transparency in all financial matters, you're raising money from the public, the public has a right to know what you are doing with that money.
It is their right.
don't justify essential wrong action by manufacturing justifications.
Take for example, these you have conferences, that we all like to have international conferences, what happens in international conference, you have an international conference. And this is a very high profile conference. And this conference is actually sponsored by the king of the country.
So now in this conference, you are there as this big chef, and then another 23 show with you, this galaxy of stars. Huge state of the art conference center the works, and the king is sitting right there in the opening session.
Listen to all those 23 speeches. Find me one of those
who said to the king what they should have said to the king.
And what should they have said to the king. They should have said to the king what Imam Mohammed bin Salman would have said to the king, they should have said to the king what Abu hanifa would have said to the king, they should have said to the king what Abu Bakar and Omar and Omar Ali or the Alon Omar would have said to the king, they should have said to the king that you have made everything Haram in your country. Fear Allah, Allah Allah Malik.
You have legitimized what Allah made haram you made Allah, Allah made alcohol Haram in your country, there are open pubs and alcohol shops which are legal from which you are getting an income because you are taxing that
Allah subhanaw taala made interest banking, Allah made interest income haram and you are running in your country interest based banking and you are taxing them and that is your income. Fear Allah okay.
Am I wrong in saying this?
Would have been humble has to have stood there and would have said what a wonderful King how much of love for Islam he has, how much of money he's spending here? Well, you know, the money he's spending there is a lot less than the money he is spending on his race horses, which are in the stables go and check the numbers.
So what happened to you while you went for all those years to the dark room, you went for all those years to the jamea. This and the Jamia that to stand in front of the king and you don't even have the guts to speak the truth.
The hollow Lakota level and this is an Islamic conference.
That's an Islamic conference where not one person has the guts to speak the truth.
I'm not saying that you must go there and and say it I'm saying if you go there, you must say it. If you can't say don't go there. If you can't say don't have the conference, but you know why you have the conference? Because you have to make money. And the bigger the splash The bigger the money. The king is sitting there big splash. So big money. But what must What must I do now? I have to be politically correct. So I cannot say anything against the king. Can I openly say anything against homosexuality? nananananana I cannot say anything openly against homosexuality. Can I say anything openly against women and men mixing without any reason in the marketplace? None and I can't do that.
Why? Because in my own conference, a lot of the conference income comes from the shopping and we have given jobs to the we have a whole exhibition and a whole shopping center which is attached with the conference. They are paying us money to have the straws and so on. And of course the brothers will go there and of course the sisters will go there and of course there there is no Partha between the brothers and the sisters. And of course you know, after all, Allah subhanaw taala no biggie didn't give us eyes on all all around our heads. He gave us eyes only in one direction hamdulillah if I look at this direction, the rest of it is blind. No problem.
I attended one conference in my life
In order to see what actually happens in a conference
Alhamdulillah I get invited to every conference on on Earth, all the big ones, I don't go
because I put a condition to the people if you invite me, this is what I am going to stand there and say
and the people who say, I love you very much stay home,
stay at home.
My brothers and sisters, I'm saying to you, it took a lot. concentrate on getting the acceptance, our law and the only time that you and I will know whether Allah accepted us is when when we see molecule mouth standing in front of us.
Not before that, not before that,
we will not see whether we accept it or not with Allah. The only indicator is when molekule bow stand before us. And then
that another Allah
Allah, Allah has no whatever 0 billion Atilla T, Tonto
dunya vasila era
when this happens, and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.
But until that day, we will not know, we will not know, no matter how many people come and say nice things to you, no matter how many people criticize you, no matter how many people praise you, we don't know one or the other.
complete transparency absolutely critical. As I said, your projects run on public money which you raise from the Obama the Obama has a right to know what is happening to that money.
be transparent, and understand. Transparency builds credibility, while its absence produces doubt.
And tell people before they ask you, because one day, Allah will ask you
a brother, sister, let me remind myself when you Allah does not need me. Allah does not need you.
Our job is to get accepted, the key is to get accepted by Los Banos.
If we get accepted by Allah subhanaw taala he will train us and equip us for his work. The difference between getting recruited by Allah and getting recruited by a human being is human beings recruit people to fill the gaps. If I don't know accounts, I will recruit an accountant. If I am myself, a supreme accountant, I will not recruit an accountant I will recruit an engineer because that is not my area of expertise, be human beings recruit to fill the gaps. Allah subhanaw taala has no gaps. Allah does not need our talents. Allah created us and our talents and unlocking give us talents which we never had when we were born.
Allah subhanaw taala looks for the purity of the hearts. Allah subhanaw taala looks for a colossal nia. Allah subhanaw taala looks for sincerity. And when Allah subhanaw taala finds that sincerity and finds that EClass Allah subhanaw taala gives what the person needs to take his message all across the world.
So again, acceptance balance amount of that, if he accepts you, if he accepts me, then he will give me the talents that I need to do his work.
My brothers sisters, I remind myself when you publicity and fame
and lethal weapons,
lethal traps for our own class.
They force you to compromise your standards. And I gave you the example just now.
Right beatboxing compromising our standard, what happens in International Islamic conferences compromising our standards?
And sorry, you hate me for saying this. That is a fact. And you know, it's a fact. And if you were not one of those standing on that stage blue shining in the light, you would say you would agree with me. But because you have chosen to stand and shine in the light, you don't now you can't agree with me because you can't do both things.
Please understand, understand
publicity and fame. They put a lock on your tongue. They lock up your armor will Morrow they enslave you to the media.
Now, what you say how you say what examples you give is not directed and dictated by the sun novels or lies Allah Salaam. It is dictated by your publicity manager.
He will tell you say
Don't say that go easy on this one. Don't say this too much. Don't talk about hijab. Don't talk about niqab law. 11 niqab? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Don't.
Don't talk about don't talk about dogs and schilke.
This country, this plays a lot of that people like you very much. You know what they like your turban so much. Don't tell them and don't tell them that going and worshipping on a gravy ship. They're brand new or Salafi.
And if you are in a Salafi country don't give examples of any of the
Paloma from India Pakistan because they will brand new a subsidiary or something he will say Milan alias Rama to la de la la is a misguided fellow
who are who are holding on to fear fear one Allah or fear the rest of the world, your choice.
Your one Allah of fear the rest of the world.
As I said,
dealing your personal income. I'll give you two examples.
Qasim nanosphere Abdullah Ali, the founder of darboux demons,
he took a salary he used to take a salary for his job.
his salary was one rupee 50 paisa.
Now this was in the past, this was a
maybe 8090 years ago. So do you have some kind of accountants here, do the opposite of an NPV calculation. And say one rupee in the in 1900, for example, is a one rupee in 1900. I'm going to I'm going to 100 years earlier. So one rupee in 1900. What What is it worth, you know today and do the calculation, we're still not going to come up with a with a five figure number, believe me.
Right. Now, carbon nanotubes will allow us to take a salary of one rupee 55. He used to spend one rupee on himself and he has to spend 50 to send 50 paisa to his mother who lived in Africa.
Africa a few years his mother passed away. So cost him nanotechnology wrote a letter to the governor said please reduce my salary by 50% because I do not need it anymore. My mother has died.
In the work of modern our business, we talk about reducing salaries or increase in salary which will
cause him Nanodegree Rama to lay
his own lifestyle was such that that one rupee was enough for him and what it allowed with him, Allah subhanaw taala made him the founder of an institution, which for 100 years, has led the Muslim world in the business of teaching of Islam
led the Muslim world in India in the freedom struggle of India
1000s upon 1000s upon 1000s of students, who when they qualify, what do they call themselves qasmi they don't say Deobandi. They go to their loved ones,
but they call themselves qasmi.
another value of Allah insha Allah.
One of the
law who was the founder of the W w movement in India,
sent him to Medina. He sent him he said go and spend four months in Medina
and come back
around to LA he went and spent four months and he came back
from the station he went to the budget
to the Marcus in
bed one is also lolly who was his teacher as well.
Amalia has asked him kassandra which comes out?
Did you understand the work? Mr. Silva has have said I have understood the work. So I told him the in that case, take the same back and go back to Medina. Don't even go home.
If you think you understood the work of the hour, go back tomorrow in
another format. He didn't even go home. And these are the days without cell phones without volve. His family does not know where is he What is he? Once in a while letter comes that's all. He went back. He came back. Same thing happened. He went back.
He spent one year at the end of one year. He came back he asked him Did you understand the work? And he said I have understood the importance of the work. I don't understand the work. Well unless Navajo
lived in Medina.
All his life and did the work of Dawa from Majid Nawaz Sharif
for various reasons.
People raise things against him and so on and so forth. And then three or four occasions, Marana Sado Hassan Talalay was deported from Saudi Arabia,
back to India, but Allah subhanaw taala created situations such that he was again invited back. So he would be deported and invited back.
And in the end,
he died in Medina. His janazah was pretty much done. And He is buried in Bucky.
Now, one of the deportations eyewitness accounts, one of the deportations, the Sherpa came, the police came.
And the man came very respectful. There is an alum who is treating him respectfully, the Saudi policeman, he came, and he said, Here is a deportation order you have been ordered to leave. So please Pack your bags. He brought a pickup truck, he said, we have brought a truck to take your bags and so on and so forth. We'll go to the airport. So when I said, I said, You please wait. He and his wife were living there. But half an hour later, both of them came out. Each of them holding one small attack case, one small back. So the short guy he spoke Arabic fluently. So the policeman he said, jack, you haven't understood. You're not. You have you are leaving Saudi Arabia for good.
Right? That's why I brought the truck bring all your furniture every whatever it is we pack in and send it off. We're leaving for good.
Cause around when I told him, he said, This is all I have.
He said, Do you think I came to the city of Santa Salaam to make money?
Do you think I came to accumulate material?
This is what I have.
My brother was there at his economist. He said the Saudi punishment wept. He cried. He said Who are we sending away?
He said Who are we sending away? He said this man is Baraka. This is the only of Allah we are sending away. He said, Please forgive me. For my forgiveness. I have to I have to do my duty. I'm only do my duty left to myself, Allah you are like us happy with your life. I look at you like this. He said, we are sending you smart Allah. He said I'm a poor policeman. What can I do? I'm only following orders.
This is our
This is the class.
look at ourselves. Where are we on the standard? And I'm not even going to the level of Sahaba and so on. So what I'm talking about people of our time, people we know
whether the sisters, the one who thinks that his class is not in danger, is the one who is the greatest danger.
Bah bah, bah, bah, humbug. Malala is dying. On his deathbed.
He said Muhammad is with him. And he reports and he says that my father was losing consciousness and getting back consciousness.
And he said in that said, My father was saying Not yet. Not yet. Whenever he got consciousness, he said not yet. So he said I got worried and I said what has happened to my father? Mashallah, his whole life was for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Now, when he's dying, he's saying not yet for what? So when his Father God consciousness
has been hammered. He asked him, he said, Why are you saying, man? What do you mean not yet?
So if I'm a bit humble, he said, Don't you see who is here?
He said, he believes he's sitting here. And he believes is telling me you have escaped me. I am at you have escaped me. And I am telling you please, Not yet Not yet because still some life is in me.
crusher to law,
in the magic shala hominy by the hill, Allah.
Allah said, the people who fear Allah subhanho wa Taala the most are the Allah. What does it mean? Somebody who graduated from this university to that university, it means the sign of an alum is the worship of Allah, not how many books he has in his head. Today, we are like walking libraries. We have this GitHub and this GitHub and this GitHub and GitHub, and I've read I've read this and I've read that and I've read all these books and they all in my in my head. What did Allah subhanaw taala say about people who read books, and those books have no effect on them?
Yeah, me too.
They are like donkeys which are laden with books. does not do any does not give any benefit to the donkey.
humility and Toba.
Very important. What must we do?
Be humble and make Toba because the reality is that we are respected only and only because Allah subhanho wa Taala hid our faults, not because we deserve respect.
Monica has a very famous call. He said that I have known people who were people who did not have knowledge, who are who are people who are seen as they used to commit sins also sometimes that they never pointed a finger at anybody else. They never criticize other people. So Allah subhanaw taala hid their faults, and Allah subhanaw taala glorified them,
give them rank, and people respected them. And he said, I've also known people who had a lot of knowledge and who lead pious lives, but they criticize other people. And Allah subhanaw taala opened their lives for the people to see and they were dishonored.
Please understand, people respect us not because we deserve respect. As I said, If I say I am nothing, that is the fact I am nothing.
Allah subhanaw taala
makes museun Allah subhanaw taala decorates. I don't know how many of you have ever seen this. That's why I say it's live aware. We live with awareness live thoughtfully. Have you ever walked on a beach early morning sometimes. And as you're walking on a beach early morning, sometimes you see in the distance, something that suddenly shines from the sand like a diamond. You know, there's a very bright Spark. And you say, Wow, the diamond on the beach? When you is there? Is there a diamond? No, it's a grain of sand with a little bit of microbes is that is is in any case, you know, silicon, mica, so little bit of mica, an array of the Sun strikes it at a particular angle and
reflects. So the sand is only reflecting a grain of sand is only reflecting the light of the sun.
It shines like the sun. But what is the reality of that thing? It's a grain of sand.
It's a grain of sand. As long as the grain of sand remembers that it's a grain of sand the sun will continue to reflect of it.
But the day the grain of sand decides that I don't need the sun. I am the sub.
start producing light Let me see.
start producing like you are you are sand you are less than sand. You are
less than Tara because you will go inside Torah.
So thank Allah subhanaw taala for his mercy, and continue to make Toba. Toba cools the anger of Allah. Toba is the guarantee that inshallah our Ummah are free from Rhea Rhea
never seek to be an Imam never seek to be a car It never seek to be a leader. never seek to become a somebody who the world must look up to in order to learn loud Allah never seek to do all that and don't give me the daily load of usable a sell Amazon is over I know all of that I believe me.
They refer to different people. Don't be in such a hurry to compare yourself to them be of Allah subhanho wa Taala
those of Dennett so I can do it your use of
your usually Sarah
Allah subhanaw taala did the did the therapy of usually Salaam in the prison.
And usually Salaam made dua for the prison.
And that's why I say bigger the title, the bigger the pit.
Barrel room. Check will haram Che Guevara
in Allah when Allah Raja bigger the title deeper the pit
tion titles, check nobody will check. Right I will check milk chick.
At least that is sweet.
That is that is sweet. ha I tell people the only reason you call Michelle has become a beard is white. There is no other reason.
Because I'm an old man and in Arabic what you call an old
an old man.
But if you're calling me a chef for any other reason, let me debunk you right now. Let me debunk you right now.
Invite towards Allah. Do not invite towards yourself. Do not invite towards your organization. Invite towards Allah. remove yourself from between Allah and His slave. remove yourself from between the rub and his appt then Allah subhanaw taala will use you to connect the app to himself.
If you put yourself in the middle
if you put yourself in the middle Allah subhanaw taala will remove you
should develop taqwa. Allah will teach you
obiettivi law, your limo Allah. The one was taqwa Allah will teach
Focus on tarbiyah my brothers and sisters understand there is no arrived state in Serbia there's no arrived state tarbiyah is a journey it ends when we die. When we How do you know our tarbiyah is successful? When we die with La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah in the path of Allah then we know that we are successful the result comes at the end. The end is day is the end is our last day, make most make Maha Sabha daily because one day, the Maha Sabha will be made for us. And remember, you can only fool yourself I can only fool myself I remind myself and I also remind myself and I remind you that just because we can find that the lien it does not make it light
island with an amusing story I think I've been too serious is a story of of a man called moolah, NASA NASA be honest with you, the story's similar moulana sued in one day made another he made a minute and he said he had he had no children. So, he made another and he said Yella, if I if you give me a son, I will pray I will play the drum on the member. So, his wife told him Are you mad what kind of a thing we will pray the drama The member people will kill you, they will kick you out of the budget I made another
and talking about creating the line to suit your wrong actions right. So Milan has made this allegation.
So now he has to complete the fulfill another so what does milanesa didn't do? So then goes for Juma with a drum. He goes on November and he says yeah Baba, Allah, Allah. He said oh people fear Allah is Allah subhanaw taala has made music haram and he said playing this drum is haram played like this is haram. playing it like this is also her. Job is over here really stood at Red Robin remember
in daily life.
Do not manufacture DeLisle because Allah gave you will love Allah, whatever fear Allah. Remember, for the one who has no ill, there is the Rama of Allah, for the one who has there is the idol of Allah.
There is the other of Allah. Let us live in this world.
In order to correct ourselves, let us live in this world in order to straighten our own lives. Let us live in this world in order to gain the acceptance of Allah subhanaw taala let us find a Muslim. Let us find somebody to correct us that is focused on our Serbia and focus only on one thing, which is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala wa salam ala nabina Karim Allah Allah He was a big mean that I want to go live