The way forward – 3
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fill out another evil hungry lair build Alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi to be able to sell it. Muhammad Rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah He while he was having to set up this Lehmann cathedral cathedral from Morocco, my brother and sister This is the third of the series of pottery that I've been doing, called the way forward. This is part three,
I remind myself and you have the importance of thinking long term.
Because it is not about winning one conflict. It is about becoming influential, and creating a situation where there are no more conflicts. It is about becoming influential, where you can initiate and direct local and national policy.
It's about being in positions where the decisions you take will positively impact people across the globe and becomes a local area for you.
Let me mention for you just two such decisions, the effects of which the world is feeding to this day.
One was the Sykes picot agreement of 1960. The It was between November 23 1915 to January 3 1916.
The Sax people agreement was a secret treaty between the United Kingdom and France with a sent from the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy
to define the mutually agreed spheres of influence and control in an eventual carving up off the Ottoman Empire. Think about that two low level bureaucrats
sat with a map of the Ottoman Empire and covered up.
They could do that because they were in that position.
The British and French diplomats Mark Sykes and Francois George pico drafted the agreement
which was ratified by their respective governments on the ninth and 16th of May 1916.
The second was the Balfour Declaration of 1970. A year later, which was a letter from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, another bureaucrat to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917, during the First World War, announcing its support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, which was at the time an ottoman region with a small Jewish population.
The big lesson to learn here is that what matters even more than who you are, is where you are. environment dictates effectiveness. A fish can't even breathe and land, but in the water, it is the epitome of speed, and grace.
Today, we have as many capable people as anybody else, but they are not in the right place.
That must be our goal, right person in the right place.
To change anything, you must own it first. You can't change what you don't own. I can't change your house. You can't change my house. If I want to change your house, I have to first buy your house. And only then can I change your house.
I want to say to you that your country is America, not Syria or Pakistan or Lebanon era. It is America. This is your country. You are a citizen.
You're not a visitor waiting for your plane to go home.
The truth is that this is already the case with your children. Not one of them is capable of returning to your country of origin or returning to Lebanon or Syria or Pakistan or Somalia or anywhere and living there even for a week.
You know this, I know that some do this.
This is critical. Because only when you think of America as your own country, can you and will you work to make it beneficial for the world. If you read history, you will see that in every age, there has always been some empire of nation with dominate. Go all the way back 2000 years to the Roman Empire onward. Some nation or some Empire always dominate. In this post World War Two age. It is America. America is the dominant power given that China and Russia are the other options believe me I'm thankful for
case, I'm very happy that America is the dominant nation. The citizens of this country have the opportunity to make that a blessing for the world.
And only you can do this not outsiders. Therefore you have two choices to complain about what's happening, or Virginia.
Allah's word that encourages us to become powerful and establish justice on Earth.
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And then it was a soft, Allah's around at 10 00 Quran to her Buddha nurserymen Allah he will Patoka the west you will need he della della who will also give you another favor that you long for them to really want, which is held from Allah, and imminent betray. So give good news or prophets of Allah Salam to the videos.
To create change. We need people in four critical areas, legislature, judiciary, executive and media
lawmaking, interpreting the law, administration, and mines theory. That means we need attorneys, judges, politicians, administrators, journalists, and media specialists, professors of political science and sociology and financial experts. We have enough doctors and engineers and MBAs and mom and pop shops. We need ethical moral power brokers with a sense of accountability to Allah subhanaw taala.
Think of all those people in this community who you think are wealthy, ask how many of them are in positions of power? How many are on school boards? They all have children. You all have gradual
AI on the school boards.
How many are city councilors, aldermen, Selectmen, mayors, and ask why not?
How many of you are hearing these terms all humans for the first time?
So when you meet someone, next time, don't ask, what car do you drive? Ask? What decisions do you make?
personal wealth makes you comfortable, but keeps you vulnerable. Power changes that equation.
The road to power is totally different from the road to personal wealth. You need to decide what you want for your children. And those children need to decide what they want for themselves. By minding your shop and inheriting it after you are gone, or studying medicine or pharmacy or MBA and so on 20 to 30 years after they graduate, they will own their own house and have a couple of nice cars and go on and on holidays.
But someone with power can take that away from them with one stroke of the pen.
By pursuing influence and power after 3020 to 30 years, the same period, they will be in positions where their decisions can change the destinies of entire populations
where the paths are totally different
and they will start on the path they choose. Now
let us consider four episodes from the Syrah of Salah to see how Rasulullah has transformed his power state and use that power for good.
When he's an ally Selim was forced to make headed out to Medina he was virtually powerless with his life in danger, and had to hide in a cave to escape enemy death squads.
But eight years later, he conquered Maga at the head of an army of 10,000.
The tribal chiefs who had driven about America saw that it was futile to resist and they lined up to pledge allegiance.
These four incidents first one was the pledge of Aloka. They were to buy to Lacava where the chiefs of Medina pledged allegiance to him and vowed to defend him and his mission with their wealthy lives. If he migrated to Medina.
The migration was a blessing because Medina was far enough away from Makkah to provide him with a relatively safe base of operations to propagate his message.
Also Medina was
On the trade route to Sharm from Makkah, and so was strategically important, and a leverage against the Moroccan elites, because their trade caravans could be read and captured. If on the other hand, had he summarize in the
mean successful in his mission, to archive
and below the whole story of dive and what happened when he went there, and he was elected
if he had been successful there
because, because of its proximity, closeness to Makkah,
perhaps the Quraysh could have killed him and destroyed his work.
This is a good example of how something that looks negative is positive. The longer
I'm not surrounded, going as planned, is always the West.
The second instead of the Sierra was the formation of the OMA
with the brotherhood between the Mojave road and the Tsar. This is unique because the Mojave Road, who were really refugees were not put into camps, but were taken into the homes of the answer like their own family. This brought together two groups as one community in a unique way, with Islam being the reason for the bond, instead of tribe and lineage.
The migrants from Africa who, most of whom came with nothing, immediately had relief, and a sense of belonging, and that formed one united community. A lot of our reviews are about this and called them homebirth and wider, and honored them by declaring that he geladeira who was the reason for the Brotherhood.
He said geladeira low in the Javi, who moto moto ye that were around boo, boo, boo boo, and sort of MBA said this is indeed this religion, this ummah, this brotherhood of yours is one brotherhood, and I am Europe, so worship Me.
And another place in Zillertal, Milan, and last round that I said, Surely, this religion, this brotherhood of yours is one and I am your rub. So have my Taqwa.
The third was the government of Medina, which brought all the people in Madeira, the Muslims, the Jews and the volunteers. together on a common pact of mutual assistance and security. There was freedom for each group, to continue to worship their god and to live their lives according to their personal laws, but to unite if there was any external threat.
If you want an example of a pluralistic multi religious, multiracial society, working harmoniously together, it's right there in the sea referral source.
The most significant thing about the 53 article document was that everyone accepted the leadership of a source and he became the ruler and arbitrator in all matters.
Finally, we have the Treaty of will they be at this level they be, which on the face of it, again appeared to be one sided and humiliating for the Muslims, but which Allah subhanaw taala called Manifest victory Fatone will be Allah he will Quran in said
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enough Hatanaka photo movie this was a victory for three reasons. The first one because it was the first time that the Quran is recognized or source unsellable as a head of state. And the treaty was between him and the operation of MK the Tt was between Mohamed Salah Salem and the Quran and you know the whole story of sarin Ali, writing this and so on and so forth. Until then, it was oh, he's my he's our nephew. He's our cousin is this but now no more than a view is the head of state. The treaty was not between the coalition the people of Medina It was between Mohamed salah and the forest. Second,
it was a final test of obedience for the Sahaba to see if they would obey eresource and Salem without question in a matter where many didn't agree with him and weren't happy about what was happening. What he was planning to do. Obedience is only when there is
something which you don't like and if it's if it's something you like that there's obedient it's you must do it anyway.
The Saba passed this very difficult test of Allah subhanaw taala forgive them and said that he was pleased with the Allahu Allah. Third
it was that thanks to celebrity via there was peace and suspension was
It is. And this enabled the spread of his lab like never before.
That is what enabled wrestlers to acquire the power to challenge the courage on their own home d'etre. All these incentives show
that to seek power and influence in society is very important. If we want to change our situation, there are things that can only be done if you have power. And that is what we must focus on.
Talking about power, we live in a country where an ordinary person can aspire to local and national leadership, unlike the countries we have most of us come from. But do we know what to do to get there?
Are we thinking about this? Today? My question is this. Let me ask you some more questions. What is the connection between the House of Representatives, the Congress and the Senate? What happens in the House of Representatives and Senate passed a law, but the President vetoes it? What is the career path for someone who wants to become a senator?
What is the relationship between the Congress, the Supreme Court and the president of America?
My message to our youth
is as follows. Plan your careers with power in mind, not just money,
power to do good to change the rules of the corrupt, merciless society that you have inherited. You didn't make it, but you can unmake it. But only if you want to, and are willing to dedicate your life to it.
Your life will be immensely satisfying, very interesting, great fun, and will leave a legacy of honor and be sadaqa jariya but it will not be comfortable or easy.
This is a generational project. But if you don't step forward today, you will live to regret it for the rest of your lives.
It is your life and your choice. May Allah make it easy for you. Some of the other will vary wildly he was a bit by bit hung together.