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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah
it's a pleasure to be here.
And mashallah your beautiful establishment
May Allah protect you and keep you and make this a means of guidance and so the kajaria for all of you inshallah
let me ask you a question and this is a
kind of workshop not not workshop workshop, but almost a workshop. So
let me ask you a question
if someone comes to you and says, I'm starting a school, what curriculum should I use? What is the answer? What would you say? Anybody
I'm starting a school what curriculum should I use every day?
depends on the age group.
Curriculum, what curriculum
Islamic curriculum, okay.
Anything else? Anybody else?
There's no need. There's no punishment, there's no reward. So you can ask
you can answer freely
either Sunday school once a week.
Let me ask you In other words, let me ask you another question.
Somebody comes to you and says, I want to start a factory. What machinery should I buy?
What will you What would you advise him?
Depends on so how can you advise people a curriculum for a school without asking the same question
you get the point I'm making.
I want to start a school what curriculum she Oh use IB International Baccalaureate, or use this use that use Islamic
school of engineering? What Islamic curriculum Do you want to use? You get the money I'm saying.
But if I ask you the same question, I want to start a factory what machinery should I buy? You will deliver? How can I tell you machinery? You first tell me? What are you? What are you making? Is it a factory to make these cups? Is it a factory to make chairs is the factory to make aeroplanes is the factory to make rockets? What what is the factory for? Then I can tell you perhaps use this machinery that machinery? My question to all of you and believe me this is you're not unique. I wish you were that I was the only the people of Windsor know,
everywhere I speak all over the world. Everywhere the same situation.
Why don't we ask this fundamental question? What are you making?
And that's the question I want to ask you.
Your school here. Don't worry is underscore Monday school that doesn't matter. Your school?
What are you making?
Have you defined the final product?
Or are you teaching a curriculum? Deliver?
No prizes, no punishments? Don't worry about it. We are one. Right, you don't have to feel bad or good. We are one
is the pain in my heart, which I want to transfer into your heart.
Do you have a definitive definition of your final product? Yes or no?
What is it? Define? Tell me.
You are thinking about it right now.
That's not good enough.
definition means before you started the school, this is definition this you sat down you define it, you wrote it down. Where is it?
Show me the document
how many not the mission mission we also have finally I obeying a chair or I'm making a plane. That's the document that's that's the definition I want.
Not the mission.
You just thought of that.
And that kind of that kind of definition is not particularly useful because what is the best human being unless you drill it down to specifics that you are going to teach with lead up to best human being best human being means nothing. It's what I call a holy motherhood statements.
Good for anything.
And the reason I'm asking you this question is because my next question, if you have this definition, what are the metrics? are you achieving it knowledge
What are the metrics? How do you measure?
Do you have measurements?
What are the measurements?
Depends what kind of schools this was the number one factor is this. And he said
the metrics should be, according to a teaching knowledge should be your measurements in this place. What are your measurements? You have a definition, whatever that is right? Are you achieving that or not? Do you have measurements?
What are they
responsible for Sunday's? Also.
That's why he's confused. So, the question should be like, his vision for Sunday school?
Let him answer it any way you want. As far as I'm concerned, do you have metrics? See understand is very, very clearly right? If I may, if I manufacture this bottle, there is a metric.
What is the weight of this bottle? What is the thickness of the plastic? What is the size of the bottle? What is the capacity of the body? The metrics, the measurements?
Do you have metrics? Yes.
We have broken down into the running classes. And it's not steady. Those metrics? Not they're not metric. But I was talking about
you are saying it, are you making a coffee?
And the way it's set up is some of the teachers teach kids how to read the Koran.
Some hasn't been right patient classes.
Some of them has
Islam. So usually
study class one class two class well.
And so that is what you are giving me so I didn't have what you gave me is an activity report. I'm not interested in that. I'm not interested in that. I'm saying metrics. For example, I'm asking you what are the metrics for this coffee cup? You're saying the raw material comes in from there it goes through this extrusion machine, then it goes through that the dryer? I'm not interested in that. I'm asking what are the metrics for this cup? I'm not asking you how do you get to the metrics? You're giving me the process? I'm not interested, but I'm asking what are the metrics?
Part of the definition? Exactly, exactly. Exactly. What is the definition? What are the metrics? Right? I hope you are very uncomfortable. I hope so. Because only then people listen.
Now, why am I asking you this? Because unless you have a clear definition, and unless you have clear metrics.
You don't know if you are achieving anything. And you can never improve? Because you don't even know what you're doing now.
What you measure, you know, what you do not measure? You do not know.
There's a guy called Michael Harry in Motorola, who invented the who invented Six Sigma.
Quality System. Michael Harry said, if you want to see what people value, see what they measure,
if you want to see what people value, see what they measure.
Now, we all have heard this this term, you know we say time is money, right?
Time is money. Let me ask us, let me ask you a question.
Supposing you pull your wallet out of your pocket and you fight Oh, I had $100 bill here, which is missing. Right?
Every one of you here looks like you're gonna fall through the $100 But will it? Will it still touch you? Or dollars? How many how much time do you think you spend on on social media on your phone every day?
Not lot. Number.
I am an engineer number number number. I don't I don't take this a lot. What number?
I don't care what's included. How much time do you spend on your phone number?
Three to four hours. You are dying. You guys are in each other's cemetery. Right? They do a beautiful job in the cemetery. The cemetery is so nice people are dying to go there.
You have you have
you're lying on your deathbed. last moments of your life. Mullah Goldberg comes and says What's your name?
Malcolm Malcolm and says, You know what Allah is very, very pleased with you. So I'm going to give you your average social media time your average phone time I'm going to give you now before i take your soul.
The sigh says fantastic Janet is mind because if I have now really I mean you know you got four hours before your die. You are going to go to the laundromat. As far as your sins are concerned you are going to make
stuff water tower Lego never met in the world before right
but none of them as a whole has a whole lot of Rowlands here you know what
but you got to pay me for it
what are you willing to pay me to give you your average daily social media time at the time you're dying child what will you pay
shy will they say take everything that belongs to me and take everything that belongs to also my friendship our taking also no problem
that is the true value of time right through on your time $100 goes it will touch you four hours a day and this is for waking hours not four hours this four waking hours a day is if you're counting actual days then your sleep time you have to get out from there right
when you're sleeping you're dead so the lizard out so that four hours is what percentage of the day depending on the waking time of the day that is going for nothing.
So do we is time is time really money
do we value time? Although we say time is money time is not money.
Even though money is replaceable money can be created money can be bought don't do it but money can be stolen
cannot be created cannot be recycled cannot be bought they don't sell it in Walmart cannot be stolen you can't take my time I can take your time
irreplaceable resource irreplaceable resource the day we were born we had the longest lifespan and then the clock started ticking backwards not forwards backwards every second language ever said life is an instant make it an instant of obedience
what is the making an instant obedience
clock started ticking backwards from the longest lifespan backwards dang dang dang dang
one day that will happen
right and then if I die in this community, then I will come to you
I will be brought to you and my request is before that make sure you put me on the ground not in the box.
if nothing if nothing go in the grave tell the guide route the other way if me into that put the box on top no problem
but make sure that my body is touching the ground inshallah Okay.
Seriously, we have to
understand your basic fundamentals.
next step, next question.
Every business every activity has two
has to beneficiaries.
suppliers, consumers, manufacturers, buyers,
makers, users, right everything you name it, including things which are not necessarily business for example, a marriage
does the same thing work in a marriage
every communication, there is a given on a ticket.
Now successful businesses I've been a consultant with GE from 1994 onwards
among many other magic multilateral cooperation, but I used use example for you.
In GE they have something we have a process called voc voice of customer.
The voc process very simple energy business and this done throughout the year periodically NDGA business invites randomly their customers
to come in and then of course food and so on.
The job of the
customer who comes in is to tell us about your experience using our service or product which you bought. So aircraft engines transportation systems, money, medical medical equipment, medical systems, whatever right any GE business customer. Tell me about how how are you finding using
or our service? The job of the GE executives is what?
Shut your mouth, open your ears.
Listen to them. Take notes.
Ask questions to clarify. Underlying no circumstances try to justify anything.
No matter what
if the customer is having a bad experience is not because he is stupid, even though he may be stupid. It is because I did not explain it enough to him.
My question is, you have a school.
So same logic applies suppliers, beneficiaries.
To see how your school is doing, who do you talk to?
Parents, to the parent go to school to the children.
To talk to the parents.
Think about these things. I've asked you some very simple question. Do parents go to school or children?
Then why you talk to the parents?
Second question. Second, I'll tell you why. I'll tell you the reason why.
Second question, this talking to the youth or the parents, first of all, first of all, you're talking to the wrong people. You're not even talking to the right people.
So whatever the parents say, I would not even look at it. I wouldn't even think about it in our school, we don't talk to the parents.
We talk to the children, because they are the ones receiving what we are giving them.
Now if you start talking to children, which I hope you will do after this program, then I want you to I want you to do two things. Number one, record that.
What are you asking? What are they saying? document that?
And then create metrics based on that to see if you are achieving what you want to achieve.
Right? Tell me do you have parent teacher meetings in your in your school?
You don't have
you got our one good thing always?
Who is the school for?
Kids, right? schools for children.
But we talked to the parents.
Let me ask you a question.
We have Imam haidara Here.
Where do you go for Java?
Where do you go for Joomla? Where?
To the prisons?
Let me ask you a question. What do you call a an institution where the inmates come in and the gate is shut?
They cannot leave until the gate is open. They cannot open the gate?
What do you call an institution where
the inmates are segregated by age? As if data manufacture is the most important thing about an individual?
What do you call an institution where they are seated in rows behind rows like you're seated here where the for the whole day you get to look at the back of somebody's head as if that's the most inspiring view that you can have in life.
What do you call a place where the inmates are not allowed to speak to each other?
If they do, they're punished. They can only speak to the authority which is sitting here.
What do you call an institution where the inmate
cannot sleep? cannot eat cannot play cannot even go to the toilet
There are breaks to eat to sleep to study to play which have nothing to do with whether at that time eating break whether they are hungry doesn't matter. Eating break the break. You're hungry not hungry we don't care.
Sleep time to sleep that you sleeping RCEP we don't care. Is playtime up feeling playful? Not playful. We don't care.
The study time are you feeling like studying or not? We don't care.
What do you call an institution where
in the name of testing what do you have a system
where in a specific timeframe a window of time
you ask questions
and if you cannot answer that question within that time frame
and the bell rings.
Five minutes later, you have the answer, you passed or failed.
Depending on the level of that examination,
that can be a life and death situation. Quite literally.
High School suicides is a reality.
You call this a test of knowledge. But really, what is it a test of? It's a test of random recall memory period.
Nothing else. Knowledge doesn't even come into it. Random Recall memory, that's it?
What do you call this kind of this kind of institution?
wherever does the Joomla
You know why? Because it is created for inmates.
But the inmates themselves have nothing to do with any decision, even though all the decisions apply to them.
You have no authority.
Every decision applies to you. But you will have nothing to do with this. You cannot make the decision. You cannot influence the decision. You can't do anything. Those decisions are made for you by whom? By the jailers.
So therefore, anyone in that institution, what is their primary goal in life?
To become a jailer?
Role model, I want to become a chair, I want to be the one who will give the orders.
Because that's all I know.
That is all I know.
That is the reason why
come to the corporate world. The corporate world and our education systems are the most undemocratic autocratic systems in the world.
Have you ever heard of any company where the manager is elected?
Why doesn't it make sense?
Doesn't it make enormous sense?
If I'm going to be working with you as your leader? Isn't it a useful thing? If you like me, and you want me to be a leader? Is it useful or not?
So why not ask you?
And if you say no, sorry, we don't want you to have no problem.
We won't give you the man we give him we give somebody else? What's up with it?
Which school? Do you know where the teacher is elected by the students?
Or whether the teacher has the teacher salary? The teachers bonus? The teachers whatever has anything to do with whether the teacher is really liked by the children or not? Does it have any reflection on anything to the teacher? Yes or no? Nothing zero?
This system, is it even is it even model? Forget about it. Forget about effective answer. Is it even is it even correct that we have created a system called schools where everybody benefits teachers get salaries, school owners make profits are enormous profits. There is no recession for schools with me.
Book printers, uniform printers, shoe printers. Everybody makes money based on one thing alone, which is that these poor kids are the reason why this whole system exists. Everyone is feeding off them
what they feel whether they like it or not whether they have it has nothing to do with it. Nobody cares. a hoot.
Yeah, sounds nasty, right? It is. It's much nastier than what I'm saying. I'm trying to be polite.
So we have the world we have. We have oligarchies pretending to be democracies.
We have billionaires running wars because wars make money.
Talking about peace
How will you have peace? How will you ever have peace in us in a society where there is no justice
an autocratic completely undemocratic system starts in the schools
translated into our organizations which are hugely autocratic, hugely and democratic.
Including masajid what happens in a masjid where the Imam will give a whole bar which the committee does not like?
He becomes the X EMA
so used to be the man yes or no
that's why you've got demands were completely covered. Or you know, Trustee compatible, right.
That's why sometimes jokingly and and that's that's not even a funny joke. I say the Mukhtar the the follower, he makes the NIA I'm praying for God of War. Behind this Imam following this Imam, the Imam and making the NIA I'm leading for Raka bizarre following the committee member the president who's behind
seriously, we have to think our lives
we have to think this thing through.
wanted me to go
November I bet was already.
On a side note, I'll tell you why. As soon as
I live five years in Guyana, South America
and in Guyana, we have very nice Creole Guyanese jokes.
So there is joke about his guy and in Guyana because of this, but one of the places where you don't have races is sort of reverse racism. There the black man is kicking the white man is the butt of jokes. So in Guyana, there is this black man who's hungry is looking for a job he's looking for why he can't find any work. So he goes and he finds this huge mansion, which obviously who'd mentioned means white man owns it. So white man's mansion and he knocks on the door he says Excuse me Sir can I have to walk? He said yeah, of course. Absolutely. He said you know what?
Last night is a strong there's a big tree which fell in the back of a house. I want you to cite
I want you to cite to them as long as you're
the white man says he said in Guyana and the West Indies the customer is that if you hire a man to work, then you also feed him so lunchtime to grow food. So the white man says you know you black guys who are lazy so when I give you lunchtime you will take a long lunch that so what I'm gonna do now is before your time starts I'm going to feed you now. So here's food sales nice cassava and banana and plantain and beef and whatnot. He said eat the food finish your food and then come and do the work so fantastic. He sits down there yeah the nice meal
is nice and
then the white man says Come Come to the back he goes around the back
say you see the tree there? You got to saw it
the man says
means your tree
so what you don't see the tree see that big tree man the whole the big tree the which fall under the big trunk? See the tree you got to cite
means our tree
the word Muslim What's wrong with you? You can see that huge victory. You got to say it
looks again and again.
When I say no tree
the white man says you you lie. You are a liar. I saw you see the tree. He said you saw me see the tree what you ain't gonna see me saw it.
So I told him you give me breakfast
Hello habla sisters,
Mark Twain. He said I never let schooling come in the way of my education.
He said I never let schooling come in the way of my education.
I think we need to understand this. What is the meaning of education we take it for granted.
We think schools give education they don't they can but they don't.
This country can train people and teach people how to become productive members of society but they don't.
The whole jailing system is that's why it is in Islam. There's no jail, you know this. In the Islamic criminal system, there is no prison.
Why? Because prisons are a net negative thing. Now, that's a different story altogether. I won't go there. It takes too much time. But the point is that they don't they can. Schools don't give education, school gives schooling.
We need education. What is education? For those of you know, though,
there is a word in order to call moussaka.
Now Musa cough comes from Sakaba. Now Sakalava used to be somebody who's noble who's educated, who has beautiful UCLA who's compassionate, who is chivalrous who is helpful, you will never all the beautiful quality that man or woman.
Today, Sangha means reading and writing.
This is how we gutted
the education system.
We have the body, there's no roiled.
We need education, to create people who are literally with a cough.
For compassion, compassionate, who are kind, who are helpful, who are noble, who are brave, who have the courage to stand up against injustice, no matter who does it?
Who have the courage to speak the truth?
People who are principled
and then people with life skills,
Tell me something. Is teamwork important?
Yes. Is it important if a if a colleague asked you for help? Is it important to help them?
Yes, if you need help, should you ask for help or no? What do you do if that happens in your examination room.
And you expect people know this, right? You expect people to learn this when you are
imposing and reinforcing and conditioning them for toxic interpersonal, toxic competition. Never help anyone never ask for help for anyone if you ask for help. If you are if you do hair than you are, it's called cheating and you are failed.
You know why? You know what? That's a brilliant system. I love it. You know why I love it. Because I teach team building in corporate organizations for which I charge $5,000 a day.
And the only reason I can do that is because you have schools which create view could have taught that for free
and people like me would have no job. But I was thankful Georgia law said thank you very much for ensuring that those kids never learn to work in teams so that they can go outside and then people like making it
so what to do.
Cradle Howdy, howdy Muhammad, Allah, Allah, Allah you it was the best guidance is the guidance from Rasulullah sallallahu.
So let us see, how did he teach? What did he do?
First and foremost, people make the statement
that the sofa was the first university and so far was a school, please, so far was not a school. So far was not a university. So far was Adaro tarbiyah.
There's a vast difference. As soon as Arizona was not teaching curriculum, he was not eating books.
That's where Allah is. Allah is seldom taught to things.
Only two things. One, he taught people to become with the cane. He taught Taqwa.
He filled their heart with the glory and majesty of Allah.
What is taqwa?
Anybody, what is Taka?
Pick up. Pick up. English translation of the Quran. Look up that one. Yes.
Rely on Allah, the worst
fear of Allah
What the sister said is what you will find in every English translation.
Translation Allah half
half the children
in the US Avila who said that even this
so how can we didn't
fear is a negative emotion. First and foremost understand this fear is a negative emotions. Sister. Do you love snakes?
Do you love snakes? No. Do you fear snakes? Probably you you don't see too many here but
we hate things we fear we don't love them. The human psychology ask any child who goes to school?
They may have a teacher that is like,
you ask them do you love the teacher? No. I hate the teacher. Do you obey the teacher? Yeah, probably the teacher will beat me or something right?
Obedience can be out of fear.
Fear is a negative emotion. What did Allah subhanaw taala say about the about the believers? Well as in Armano.
A shadow what?
not as simply a hope of Allah.
Allah said, and the believers are those who love Allah and don't just love Allah, they love Allah more than Chedid hope of Allah, the strongest Love of Allah.
So how do you combine these two?
That was not fear of Allah Dakwah is the fear of offending the one I love the most.
It is fear not of Allah. It is fear of offending Allah. Not fear of Allah. fear of offending Why am I afraid to offend Allah? Because I love Allah.
Because I love Allah.
Right? Smoking is haram, you should not smoke anyway. But people who smoke if they have any desire at all. Will that person smoke in front of Isabella?
Hi, mom. Give me a light
he won't write. Why is he afraid of the weather? No. He loves the mother. He respects the mother Tala well I'm sad we're not giving this Bissell for Allah but I'm saying
that when you love somebody you don't want to do anything which will offend them no matter how small do say Nana is Okay a little bit offensive all right. No, no
I shut the hook Belinda.
what is required to love somebody
respect to no other person you're not going
to know the person can you love somebody you don't know. Know, you can know about them information. But if you don't know that, you can
Rasul Allah Salah Salem, taught people he taught he showed people
he introduced Allah subhanho wa Taala to the people.
So my question to you is, do Allah
Do we know Allah at all?
Or do we know about Allah? Which one?
There's a difference.
knowing Allah and knowing about Allah.
I can say I know my dear friend and brother, Dr. Salah is money.
So if you ask me here, you say your nose doctor satisfied? Do you know what is the date of birth? So
do you know what is His Father's Day?
No. The mother's they know. Where was he born? No. What is his height? He's taller than I am. But I don't know.
What is his exact medical qualification? I don't know. That it was I was that. How do you say you know him? You don't know anything. I don't know many things about him. But I know him. Meaning that if I phone him, he will answer by car. He will pick up my car.
Even though I don't know all this stuff about him, but I know him. You know the difference?
I have a connection with him.
I have a relationship with him. I have a look with him. Have you heard the term tan? Look ma Allah
How do you know?
How do you love? If you don't know?
So who is Allah
Who is Allah
let me try to introduce Allah Jalla
nobody can introduce Allah subhanaw taala better than Allah subhanaw taala introduced himself
Hola Hola. Hola. Hola. He may not share it on everybody Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Allah hula
who will you? Are you?
Boo Sina to Allah. No, lo Vive is our diva
mother lady shower, the whole
ad him Volvo where are you? We're here to rubbish I am mineral me he will be Masha was coo coo some our TV
Wallah who have Zuma Wahoo ally Lee saw the Allahu Akbar love Akbar
Wallah what about
what about what Hill Hill
we're rock man or he will love it
family equal those
mean old boy the
middle boy Amy
Mutharika beer, sober
hoo Allah will call April Abadi always available our last ma na you serve below Love is the
one who Wallasey is all Heike Bismillah AR Rahman Al Rahim call who Allah who had a loss Slava the law really though I'm you while I'm here whoa go for one I heard
you know all these that you know the meanings.
My question to myself and you is, did we really listen to them?
We heard that many times.
There is a difference between seeing and looking. Everyone looks. Not everyone sees
there is a difference between hearing and listening. everyone hears not everyone listens.
So who is Allah?
Allah is the One Jalla Jalla who
a little bird called the bar tailed godwit.
It's a little about that big.
The size it was like
it migrates from Alaska to New Zealand.
It is a small bird. It's not an albatross.
Surfing the thermals on a 12 foot wingspan? It's a little bird. It beats its wings.
Alaska to New Zealand a distance of 11,000 miles. This bird does in nine days and Nine Nights nonstop flight
what does that mean? It means the bird takes off from Alaska.
The sun rises the sun sets the sun rises the sun sets the bird is flying
underneath the bird is flying. Cities underneath the bird is flying forest underneath the bird is flying desert underneath the bird is flying.
No food, no water, no sleep. Nine days and Nine Nights lands in New Zealand
what what should you be asking me? Why?
Asked me please.
Why loudly loudly?
Hold on to that? I'll tell you why.
Who is Allah? He is the One who created the bar headed goose
barded geese the summer near the mountain lakes of Central Asia,
Mongolia, Central Asia
and for winter they fly south to central India, South India
and that region
Why am I telling you because that flight they go straight up in the air
and they go
the heat that Jet Stream current
and they are flying 1000 miles a day
at a speed of 1000 miles a day.
At a height of 33,000 feet
low oxygen practically no oxygen.
temperatures of minus 53 Celsius, not Fahrenheit
minus 53 Celsius.
Take the same bar it goes Bismillah Allahu Akbar. Put it in your freezer and minus four it freezes
at minus 53 it flies
it goes over the Himalayas highest peak Everest eight and a half kilometers tall
Are you impressed
with the shadow Myra
you don't look best. So let me just go.
He's the one who created
the ruby throated hummingbird.
Which give another two weeks we'll start seeing here.
The ruby throated hummingbird.
This bird lives in South America
in the Amazonian rainforest.
And it comes up to the mat. It comes up from South America and North America mainly to the back of the Mississippi River.
Part of that migration route
is straight across the Gulf of Mexico.
a distance of 500 miles
with this little bird and let me tell how deadly it is.
The female is bigger than the male the female is weighs four grams. Four grams. The male weighs around three grams. To give you perspective, a teaspoon of sugar is five grams.
This little board is weighs less than a teaspoon of sugar.
fly straight across
the Gulf of Mexico 500 miles in 26 hours of nonstop flight.
Why not stop because it's not a word about it lands on the water. It's fish food.
What is the meaning of bread this is miles versus hours. It means the bird takes off sunrising
the bird is flying. The sun is at the Senate. The bird is flying. The sun is setting. The bird is flying. Night falls the board is flying. pitch dark, low Moon cloud low stars the bird is flying does not lose direction does not lose energy.
Two hours into the new day. The bird lands in the United States of America without a visa
It beats its wings at hold your breath 4000 RPM
80 Beats Per Second do the do the numbers 4800 rpm.
You can't see the wings. The first time I saw a ruby throated hummingbird was in the Amazonian rainforest on the bank of the Barbies River in Gaia and I thought it was a month
I thought it was
this big, going back and forth, up and down. The only bird which can fly backwards,
if you're still not impressed
created a man called Wilson Bentley
who was born in the village of Jericho.
Why is that important? Because Wilson Bentley, in 1846 was born in in one photograph, snowflakes.
For 40 years.
You are talking about dedication.
You want to talk about a sense of purpose.
That's only did he photographed snowflakes for 40 years, every winter.
Now, easy to say. How are you going to how will you photograph a snowflake? Because the moment you touch it, it melts.
He developed a methodology in 1846. I'm not talking about today. I'm not talking about digital cameras. I'm talking about film.
He developed a system where he would take a snowflake on a black piece of felt. Put it under a microscope and photograph through the microscope.
For micro what is the photo by crow graphic?
That is a better term for this photo micrographic
40 years, his collection is in the Smithsonian. Go go look at it. For two years. He even died as a result of catching pneumonia. Thanks for the fact that he would spend in Vermont in 1800s. Spending the whole winter in the snow is a very bad idea. He did that for what two years? Eventually that's what killed him.
Why is this important?
You know why? Yeah, exactly. Not a single snowflake.
is like any other snowflake. Tells me in this school.
We are in the middle of winter.
You don't have to go to Vermont for snow. It's in your it's in your parking lot.
Did any of the teachers here take the kids out there and sit them in the snow and say, take a snowflake pick up a snowflake? Try to find a snowflake and tell them the story of Wizardry. Why did you do that? The only way to do that? Why not?
Because we don't exactly because we don't know we have done the greatest violence to education by separating theology from science.
This is a crime may Allah not question us for that?
In Islam the Lord there's no separation believing and I will give you the lead if I say something in the name of Islam, if I don't give you a daleel asked me
not my opinion. Allah subhanaw taala said this
Allah subhanaw taala said in a vehicle key somehow they were already wealthy lovely lady one Rila Alba.
Allah Rena the Quran Allah PR move up ruled on wala you know be him Wyatt Africa rude
what is the wire the *er owner How
you know why that's important? That is the key. The preposition is it well or out? If I tell you the sentence in Arabic language, many of you understand Arabic Supposing I say
hola dena. Yes Quran Allah.
Wa Allah do beam out yet Alpha Karuna V Kalki Sababa to Allah in Arabic la
Language is that a correct grammatically correct sentence or not?
Arabic language is that grammatically correct or not? Yes or no
it's gonna Of course it's correct. Of course it is correct.
But is that the height of the camera? No,
What is the height of the current Levina the guru and Allah
Oh ALLAH during the movie, why at alpha karoun
Why at avacado
Salah Allah Allah
where the vodka root of evil is the One Lord why
so that you get the result what is the result? Rob Bernama ah
Robert collar to the
you know why we get a this by the study science
because of this difference
because we have created this difference.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, Allah Kareem in Surah de la libera God as the fundamental principle of education. What does that teach them, introduce them to Allah to the Creator. And then invite them to reflect in the creation so that the see so that they see the signs of the Creator in the creation automatic result is of ba ba, ba, ba, ba, Dylan suhara. Gaga. Oh, by Rob, you have not created things just like that. The world is not an accident. The world didn't just happen.
There is a Creator and He created with a purpose
and save us from the hellfire. Immediately we connect to the hacker
this is the result. We lost it.
Because we taught against the Quran. So why don't we teach against the Quran in the name of Islamic studies?
What right, do we have to teach that I've seen of this ayat of the Quran without talking about science tell me.
We did the biggest violence to ourselves at education. We separated theology from science because we followed what the world was doing. The world said Give to Caesar what is Caesar's gift to the church what belongs to the church.
We have no church before what about that? That's why to this day we have
mothers as we call them seminary.
Because the head of that we call the job ad nauseam of the Mother's Day we call him a rector of the seminary. Simple question. How can you have a seminary in a religion where there is no clergy?
As ridiculous as it is completely insane. How could you have a seminary? What a seminary? Seminary is a college this is an institution to create priests. Are the priests in Islam?
Are they a priest or no? No, there is no priesthood in Islam who is the Pope? Nobody who's a bishop, nobody.
This is another big problem we have done what have you done? You and I have created a system where we have the seminaries, we graduate students from there and their job is to go and lead salah.
Their job is to give the football for Juma.
One day the Habib doesn't turn up. You have a whole Masjid of three 400 people sitting there. Where is the man will?
Why do you need the honey? Okay, he got stuck in traffic. He dropped dead who knows.
I shouldn't be able to shut my eyes, take off the gavel just throw it and say whoever this cap hits come and do the football and that person should be able to do a competent hotbar of Joomla.
And not talking about a lecture I'm not saying give a great speech to Soul of the drummer for the BA
they should be able to do that.
We are people who come to pray Gerasa in our masjid, after that check and you come to the to the cemetery.
We don't know what to do.
Generally lie when
you don't know what to do. Your mother, your father, who you are betting, they spent their whole life taking care of you and you don't know what to do with them. You have a stranger to the puzzle because you don't know how to do the puzzle.
In my country, and I'm done in wherever India bugs that you have LaSalle the band's name is wasa his his job is to give whistle to the Gerasa in Allahu energy.
Last service you can and you know whose fault it is. It is the fault of that dead man.
It is the fault of that dead man and that dead woman who told you not to teach your children how to do salatu Janaza who told you not to teach your children what are the camels Darius? What are the icon for the burial and they are they and they are the wizard and everything who told do not do that? Why don't you do that? How long does it share Hydra How long does it take to teach them
so you don't spend that 10 minutes and you are struggling situation where Alhamdulillah you die in a place where somebody can do it for you otherwise
your son or daughter who was there? What would they do?
Please my brothers and sisters have mercy on yourself.
This Dean is the dean of practice is not a dean of theory we have converted this into a DNA of Dean of theory we teach books, we teach them to memorize we test random access memory, we pass or fail. We are not concerned about understanding about application.
We don't get
the sudo service or we didn't do that. He started he taught only two things. Number one is taqwa
he put the glory and magnificence of Allah subhanaw taala in their hearts. So now what happens? Every decision in life life becomes very easy. For the Mottaki life is very very easy. Every decision in life he asks only one question does it please Allah
nothing else does it please Allah
you're starting a business. What's the question to ask? Does it please Allah not will it make profit not profit? No, no, no, no. First question.
Does it please Allah
I'm gonna eat something. What's the first question to ask? Does it please Allah?
I want to marry somebody what's the first question? Does it please Allah
every single thing that Buddha he has only one question he doesn't need to ask me anything more. Does it please Allah. Now what's the answer three possible answers. Yes, it pleases Allah do it.
No, it does not please Allah don't do it. I don't know whether it pleases Allah or not find out
This is one episode of salaam toddlers have
nothing else. ask only one question be concerned about only one thing does it please Allah
one of our great scholars
What is now India, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. In those days it was just one
the son of Chava Lula Rahmatullah Ali
Shah, Abdullah Abdullah
he gave a lecture in the judges in Delhi,
human Majan made by Sharjah
maybe 10,000 people maybe more.
And these are the no microphones in those days. So they used to have what they call mocha bit so as the speaker is speaking then they would people they would be people in you know, after some roles and some roles would repeat the speech. So obviously, it takes a long time. So all this happened.
He finished maybe an hour does 1011 o'clock in the night. The speech itself was about maybe hour and a half or so.
He went, people dispersed. Crowd Wah, everybody beautiful speech. They loved it whatnot. He went to his room to rest and a man came.
I'm talking about this one question. Does it please Allah right.
A man cave.
Some villager from some village in his little province.
He gave his air jet
I am so sorry for
I came and he named the various I came from this village which is so much so much so far away and I to come here I had to take this transport that transport Bula card whatnot I had to walk I had to do this and I got delayed.
I came here to listen to your speech, and I missed that speech
what can I
so of course,
the Jack would have told him, here's the link on YouTube. Go look it up
you know what
Then he stood up and he delivered that entire address one and a half hours to that one village.
So now 11 o'clock. Notice what happens 12
or one o'clock in the night
that we're here of course is delighted he gave him a lot of God he kissed his and he gets his words on his on many left.
Now the students of the share who are with him, they said to himself, this is very strange. You talk to 10,000 people with great passion great fervor, you gave all the Dalai Lama the Quran and Sunnah and everything else and so are beautiful, Mashallah. And then this one villager comes.
We don't even know this matter who is this bad? What is married some villager from somewhere, you know, completely unimportant.
But you do the same thing for this man. You speak with the same passion, the same forward, you're giving the same denial of the Quran and Sunnah. Maybe he doesn't even understand you doing all of that? Why
should have done that to them. He said, You know,
you spent so much so many years with me, but looks like you've wasted your time.
You didn't learn anything? You said, Well, I should have it. What do you say? Why do you say we learn nothing?
Is it because your question?
What kind of question is that?
As far as I'm concerned, when I was talking to 10,000 people, I was trying to please one.
When I was talking 10,000 people, I was trying to please one. When I'm talking to the one man, I'm still trying to please the same one.
So what difference was made to me?
10 people, 10,000 people, nobody?
The second thing I don't know is not only two things. The second thing was luck.
kindness, compassion, politeness, punctuality
that was on a Selim says to somebody, they didn't have the healing. So this is out of time. This courage time.
A man said to you I want to meet you. He said come to this place.
There is a reason I went there, waited there. Those of
you waited for an hour left and came back next day went to the same place same time. Third day the mantra was Yasser Allah Allah Subhan Allah I may Allah forgive me you know I wanted to meet you as well I forgot I got involved something I wasn't no problem.
I gave you my word. My word.
Today well today not only do we do violence to ourselves but we have we joke about it.
This is Muslim time. This is Arab time is Indian Thai. Law hola hola. Whatever the stuff for a living
and then we also say oh my god, aka me let me attire
the white man is never late. What's wrong with you?
How many of us know all these stories? Now? Reserve is going the woman throws guy trash.
I'm not going to waste your time telling you all this to you. Oh, you heard these stories a million times I need my question is what is the learning?
What is the learning?
Somebody does something to us, which we imagine is
And that man is or that woman is gone forever. As far as we are concerned. Right.
After that, they can never do it.
Dakwah in UCLA and in UCLA, so two things to point one, he taught them
collective decision making sure.
Allah subhanaw taala decreed that in the Quran
surah Binomo. Allah,
Allah make by suara with your
Why should the one who's receiving Verhey?
Make my share with anybody?
By definition, they cannot know better than him yes or no. These are rakija
by definition, because he's getting it from Allah, they are getting it from some buddy which is to allow can the How can what he is getting from Allah be his be less than something which comes from Marula.
So why am I sure?
Not because he doesn't know. But because to draw the hearts of people together, you have to you must involve the people.
Why should you ask your children? What do you think about the teachers? Because you want them to love the school?
Why should you involve them in decision making? Because it is about their life? That's why I began from where What are you creating? If you want to know what you should be creating, look at society and ask yourself, How would you like this society to be different? Do you want the society to be to be comprised of people who are responsible citizens? Yes or no?
Who are compassionate, yes or no? Who are collaborative in their decision making? Yes or no? How is that going to happen? If none of that happens in the schools?
Wherever they learned from
every coach who's a good coach, a good coach is one whose team wins yes or no?
I can't call my Sam I have a great quote. But how capture if your team loses or the lousy people
that my fault?
Have you ever heard a quote says? No, if he says that he's our he's out on his backside in one minute, because nobody's How can you be a quote, you are a quote and you say the team is bad.
But have you ever known a coach who coaches for basketball? But since the team to play soccer
makes no sense. So you are coaching them?
good slaves under dictators and you want them to go out there and create a society of democratic people of leadership?
Does it make sense?
How's it gonna happen?
They can only do what they've been trained to do.
Rasulullah Sara salaam created leaders, collaborative decision making, he took advice in the Battle of other again, I won't go into the details. Many of you know them, you don't know them. Some of the time we will talk about them. But battle of other you took the advice of people where to camp? Should we fight at all or not?
battle over what should we stay in Medina water Medina.
In the Rottweiler hunt, duck, the digging of the handle itself.
A new new tactic, not known to the
advice of someone who doesn't know the law.
So now maybe
he took the advice of our mother or
to the extent and he trusted his leadership to the extent where he did not name a successor.
What a success are important or not?
Would it not have made life much simpler if he had simply said my successor will be so so?
Why did he do it?
My take on this is not my understanding. And I've written two books on sit on this one. My understanding is two reasons. Number one,
he had taught them how to decide.
And he knew that if that successor was going to get their support, it had to be somebody they picked,
number one, and number two, he was sure who they would pick.
There was no doubt in his mind that our worker
had to be the successor they had to be No, they can't be nobody other than
he knew this. But he wanted them to come to that on the road. Not because he said so.
Which is what happened said an hour and a half hour Dallara,
he simply asked a question he said Which one of you
will accept being the Imam and Abu Bakr is Marvel and they said, Allah is I'm sorry we this is not actually we cannot lead Abu Bakr Radi Allahu in Salah
because he is the Bible of VIB taki he is the name of the army of the of the of the Navy.
He is Honeywell to Allah. That was his title. He was not following Wamena he was the only one who's called Khalifa Rasulullah.
So, then our onwards I will move in in North Africa.
His title is higher than that
collaborative decision making
learning to disagree without being disagreeable.
You know our problem not that we disagree, we disagree and we are disagreeable. We disagree in nasty ways.
We see we see dissent as rebellion
Hermes Tel Aviv iacopo, Khalifa sawasdee
if Tel Aviv rye or Mocha Olivet misdemeanors manga if the lavora is not local river it is not enmity it is not the somebody is disagreeing with you an opinion it does not mean he's your enemy. You know, your what you know what disagreement or dissent you know what it what it is the surest sign off? Tell me
what is the design of
it's a sign of interest. Only the interested person will take the time of disagree if the person is not interested in is just keep quiet but let him say what you want to kiss. I don't kill it is swim or sing.
The person is interested in certain rescue system please. You know, I have another opinion. Sir Hamdulillah. He's interested? Yes. What's your opinion? You have to accept it. You do not have to accept listen.
With us dissent automatically means admitting dissent means breaking our hearts doesn't means fighting. Dissent means sections sectors. How many on YouTube? How many people are making videos criticizing this share criticizing that share? He said this he said that? I said to them, Why must you go on YouTube and make a video criticizing That's why if you are really interested, go to the man talk to the man.
You spend your time making videos against this chef and that chef in alila
do me a favor. Do a search on YouTube
and find me videos of Christian priests
criticizing other Christian priests. Catholics criticizing Protestants, Protestants criticizing Catholics, Presbyterians, criticize illiterates.
Baptists, criticizing Mormons
find me please.
You find them please send them to me. I would like to see
and you know what? I know that according to Christian theology, according to Roman Catholicism. Anyone who's not a Roman Catholic is going to is going to help either yes or no, there's no doubt about this. They don't say that. Oh, no, it's okay. Protestant is fine. No practice is not fine Protestant is in the hellfire.
But find me a video where a Roman Catholic priest is criticizing a Protestant.
Really, we have to be very, very ashamed of ourselves. I don't mean you guys. I'm saying generally as Muslims including me and you, as Muslims, we should be very ashamed of ourselves.
This is what we have reduced Islam to
mutual abuse and criticizing each other and all kinds of art in the name of Huck woman was Canberra and I'm sorry, I have to speak.
This is up
Dakwah which comes from knowing Allah,
kosher to Allah
in the heart,
the hope of Allah subhanaw taala This is the first thing that Mr. Sun taught people. And the second thing he taught them was UCLA,
mutual relationships, and in the UCLA, especially collaborative decision making collaborative conflict resolution, so that hearts are not broken hearts are kept together.
There's a whole lecture on my knowledge on other stuff someday if you are interested, we'll do it here.
I'll show you where
we're not talking about small differences.
There were differences in the Sahaba on matters of Ibadah
there's nothing more important than the right
there's nothing more important than ever. Sava differed on matters of a bad or matters of worship.
But no one ever criticize each other. They didn't abuse each other. They didn't say this one is a Calvary the mortar these these these because he's doing this you I will not pray me and because he raises his hands, I won't pray beyond him because he touch I will remove this finger. I won't pray behind him because he prays without a topi, without, without a cap. No one ever said that.
Differences in the among the Sahaba on matters are Ibadah they divert drama, they didn't agree they divert.
But they never criticize.
Today we teach in our dark rooms.
In our dark rooms,
we teach and we criticize if the if the dark room is atrophy, then we criticize Obama schaffen
if it is Shafi we criticize Marco Hanifa
find me one authentic quote
of Shafi where he criticized Abu Hanifa
so where did we get it from?
We might that's why I say to people we don't even follow our own Imam forget about anything else. If you are Hanafi you're not following imam or Hanifa if you're shafa you're not falling in love with shopping. If you are Maliki you're not falling marinara so Delana McBay
you don't even follow your own him and forget about other other people.
So this is what we need to do.
So in conclusion, what must we do? Introduce the children to Allah.
And I gave you a very simple examples right here in your parking lot.
Go out there in the summer. This place has so many birds
just think about this. We live in a country we live in a part of the world is very cold right here tip bomb in my mind is always Celsius. So here we have temperatures which go down even even this winter went down to minus 30. Last winter it went to minus 18.
In the night,
our bedroom the deck is of the bedroom. I hear gunshots pop up
not one I have many gunshots so I say to my wife who's shooting at us and then I see there are no holes
in the walls or doors or windows nothing. So I say well who's shooting is not shooting very well because you know they're
they're hitting anything. You know what it was?
I got next morning. It is the nails in the deck. Because of the core that the wood contracts is a nice puppy to the nails all over the neck.
In that cold
in that cold
little bird like that. The Black Capped Chickadee which is the state bird of Massachusetts. Here we are in Connecticut what what is the state buddy everybody
you should know Right?
Go find out that's your that's your homework. What's the state bird of Connecticut?
The Black Capped Chickadee is a little about this big. Which were the black Toby blackcap smaller than a sparrow
in minus 18 Celsius temperature you want I go out we are dead men.
Unless we are you know properly clothed
your dead man you won't come back.
The Black Capped Chickadee lives alive and well. It's a resident bird does not migrate
I used to live here in 1997 2000 This winter has been like nothing those days. You never saw the snow throughout you never saw the grass throughout winter. Everything was always white.
12 inches of snow 18 inches of snow what is that but it
isn't there something that we should
think about this essay Wala?
Allah you are the reserve hold on
1414 Even though I believe that my family will starve unless I'm selling Hara with my gas station that's a different issue
and then I think I can donate to the budget and good
throw enough money at God didn't go away
at this question, the rub who can feed a little part
in minus 20 Celsius temperature
cannot feed you unless you sell
what is this? what Islam is this
and this is the man and Islam that is going to help us
when we go to Enfield brothers there is done and these are available now. Let us all go home. Now what happens down there? hole in the ground?
You know why that happens? Because we have separated
our theology from science.
I told you the stories of the birds Yes. And I told you to ask one question. Why?
Why does this bird fly? Nine days and Nine Nights without food, water and sleep? Why does the bird fly at 33,000 feet? Minus 53 temperatures? Yes. Why does this bird fly the night across the Gulf of Mexico you know why? So that you understand that I've seen of the I O Allah O Allah to Arivaca homes
to be the my MC Gordon.
In hoobie, Felicia hem boss he
will rise that
tour of the world.
You should reset every night before you go to sleep right.
Biomes ago Nyla Rama little bird that big.
ruby throated hummingbird flying across the Gulf of Mexico middle of the night who even knows it is there. who even cares if it dies or leaves? Except the One who created it?
By using golden Allah?
O Allah Yara will apply row two c two c
two there are see
there are below don't see Whoa, look.
You don't see. You see with your knowledge. You look with your eyes.
I see a man walking past. And I say oh, you know this guy looks like from a well to do family. Not because I said no. He has kidney failure. That's water retention.
I am seeing the same thing. He's seeing the same thing. Looking wise we are looking at the same picture. He is seeing something that I'm not seeing why? Because he has knowledge I don't have
Yes, we look with our eyes. We see with our knowledge with the L
Allah is telling us see
with the knowledge that I have given you the knowledge of the Quran.
This is what a pseudo citizen
ask a simple question.
You are your Quranic recitation class or your hips class.
The child is deciding who Allah Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah will ye
Rahim, your teaching tell you when you said
that early early. I
yes or no?
Did you stop that child and ask him
leave this eliminated? What are you feeling in your heart?
What are you feeling in your heart? You are saying who? Allah Allah, Allah Allah. Who Live always we were shahada
Rahim What are you feeling in your heart?
Did you ask the child this question?
Did anyone ask a child's question? When you were learning Quran from your teacher? Did the teacher ask you this question? You are reading the deduced submitted. What are you feeling right now?