The Way Forward Part 1
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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My dad respected brother, sister will is
the topic of Africa today and next week
is the way forward.
Because what we are seeing happening
in Philistine we are seeing it day or night.
And I've already advised you and I read myself do not see day night, it will harm you, it will harm your hearts Alhamdulillah we feel the pain, you don't have to see graphic images of blood and gore and body parts and dead children
to drive home the fact that what is happening there is unprecedented genocide
and massacre of innocent people
protect your hearts because if you get sick, you can't help anybody else.
So let us look at the way forward.
Therefore what should we do.
And a good reason for that also is because directly it is not in the control or any of us here to do anything to bring about change.
This is the first time that I have seen in my now almost 70 years or life
where in democracies, there have been protests of this magnitude, literally millions of people in country after country after country or on the streets, and so on and so forth, and has made no difference to the decision makers. Now, I'm not saying don't do it, please do it, please continue to do it. And I'll tell you why in just now, but also opened your eyes to this fact. Never in my life have I seen such a huge disconnect between the so called elected representatives of the people and the people themselves. It's as if they are living on two different planets.
Now I have a principle in life,
which I follow. And my principle in life is I will not allow what is not in my control, to prevent me from doing what is in my control.
What is not in my control is to create change on the ground in philosophy. What is in my control is to hit the street and to stand and to raise my voice. So I will not allow what is not in my control to say well, you know what can I do? I can't change that forget that. I will do what is in my control here.
But I will do that with my eyes open,
not full by anybody.
And this is based my principle is based on the reality that when we stand before Allah subhanaw taala, about which there is no doubt, we will not be asked what happened.
We will be asked, What did you do?
Allah knows what's happening. Allah will not say ask us give me an account of the history of philosophy. No.
Allah will ask me what did you do?
And that means and this is the tough part. This is the painful part. That means accepting that the only one
In my control is myself.
Nobody else. The only one in my control is myself.
So that is the one I must focus on, do what is in my control, and not allow circumstances, media, people, or even my own feelings to distract or discourage me from doing what I can to make a positive impact.
Some of the most common doubts and thoughts that interfere with action are based around the question What difference can I make one individual?
What does it matter whether I go I don't go I speak I don't speak I write I don't write.
But if that thought comes to you, and I'm sure it comes to all of us,
remember and remind others remember for yourself in demand others that all great change, all revolutions, all rewriting of history began and begins with one person.
Allah subhanaw taala send one never you wonder soon, not a committee or a team to create change and an entire nation.
So my first message therefore to myself in you is focus on ourselves.
Do what you must do and Allah subhanaw taala will create the effect
today as we look at what is happening to Muslims worldwide and I strongly recommend don't let your attention be directed and restricted to Philistine
what is happening first thing is no different
from what is happening in China what is happening in Myanmar in Burma.
What has been happening in Syria? What has been happening in Iraq what is happening? There is a list
and what looks like it will happen in many other places are different.
So don't fool yourself. Don't let anybody else fool you by saying oh you're all one small restricted player one. No, no, no, no, no hold on.
It's not it's a worldwide phenomena.
And we seem to be without solutions. We seem to be helpless just at the receiving end of it.
What do Muslims do best die?
Not good. Right? Not good. Not very clever.
But Allah subhanaw taala told us the solution to our problems.
question to ask myself is am I interested in what Allah told me?
Seriously ask yourself this question. Are you really interested in what Allah told?
And to give you an indicator you know, they're already indicators whenever I am thinking of a theory I say well, if I have a theory what's my meter box? My metric what's my indicator?
Ask yourself in all these days
now over a month has the attendance in massages increased
regular Salah in the massage has the attendance increased do you suddenly find massages are full oh my god I come for Salah Terrassa module is full.
I'll tell you this budget
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if six people come overnight home and tell people oh great revolution is happening six people came the population has been doubled.
You tell me which Masjid Are you seeing a huge influx of Muslims into them? Oh we have to go to Allah turn to Allah is happening.
Allah subhanaw taala told us very very clearly. Man Avila Sally Han mean the Corinne wounds me known for Allah know hey Jana who hired on the ye button with a Nigerian know whom agita whom BIA has any maca and ohyama Lun? Allah's Raja said, whoever does good,
male or female, and is a believer to conditions Iman and our salah.
We will surely bless them with a good life, hat on tayyiba and we will certainly reward them according to the best of their deeds.
The formula is very simple, very simple and straightforward, literally two things, faith and righteous deeds. If I as an individual returned to Allah subhanaw taala then my dua can change my life, my circumstances and with the will of Allah my world.
Not unless I always remind myself
The story which I told you many times, Lauren Isley, the famous author.
He said he was
on the beach one early morning, walking. Previous night there had been a storm and the bridge Beach was littered with debris. And in that debris were hundreds of starfish thrown up from the sea.
And Lord lightly said I saw in the distance looked like a kid he was picking up something from the sand and throwing it into the sea.
He says, When I walked up to him, I saw this was this child doing this Learn it like most people, you see something, somebody's doing something. So what are you doing?
So the kid had a starfish in his and he said, I'm throwing this into the sea. So it doesn't die because if it is left on the beach, it will die.
Not Loren Eiseley laughed.
And he said to the kid, look, just look around here. Look on this beach. How many starfish do you think are on this one beach alone?
And he says how many beaches are there in the world?
How many storms happen every day? How many starfish are thrown up onto all those beaches every day?
You are one kid? In this one place? What difference can you make?
Makes sense. That kid
looked at the starfish. You throw it in the waves. And he said it made a difference to that one.
He said it made a difference to that one.
Focus on what you can do.
Don't let the world fool you. What can you do? You're one person, one person, only one person can make a difference that one person is me. That one person is you.
As they say if you can't feed 100 people feed one.
If you can educate 100 Children educate one
that we can do right?
In this time when there is so much grief and depression and fear and if and even despair. It's good to let our brothers and sisters in Philistia know that they are not alone.
That only that not only we win millions of Muslims from all over the world stand with them.
standing with us also are those who are not Muslim,
but who share our respect for the sanctity of human life, and who have not sold their conscience for a pittance, and whose tongues are not sealed against the truth.
We have reached a stage such a stage of moral collapse. That even the gathering of millions of people all over the world is not enough to convince our leaders that killing children is a crime.
Remember that there was a time when slavery was legal. And helping a slave to free himself was illegal.
Remember that there was a time when those who implemented the Holocaust in Germany in the 1930s. They were they were obeying the law. And those who tried to help the victims were criminals. They were lawbreakers.
All those and many other acts of oppression or their demise to one simple truth. And that is that someone somewhere stood up and said not in my name.
I will not allow you to commit crimes against humanity and God in my name.
Today we have smashed our moral compass and totally lost the plot.
At this time, it is usually invigorating and encouraging and incredibly important to stand together with other right thinking people whose hearts are in the right place, and have not become harder than stone.
We don't have the power to stop what is happening. But we have the power to speak out against it so speak, give a voice to those who need it the most. We have the best guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who told us to stop evil with our hands and to raise our voices against it and to hate in our hearts. So let our voices be heard in every forum everywhere.
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My brothers and sisters elders
the first doubt that plagues us and keeps us from action is what difference can I make one person?
I gave you the answer to that. The second doubt that plagues us is we did so much but nothing happened. So what's the use of doing more?
To counter that, I remind myself of the weighing scale.
Now, many of you must have you all come from countries where these things happened and used to happen.
If you go to a store to a grain store, you know in India, we call it Khurana shop where you buy rice, wheat and so on grains, you find all the grain is in sacks. And you go there you ask the guy give me 20 kilograms of rice.
So on the countertop, there is a balance, there are two bands,
there's a bar pivoted on two bands.
So this guy, the salesman, he takes this grain in a scope. And he pours it into one pan right. So before that he puts the weight in one band. So this, the pan with the weight sits flat on the countertop and the other pan is up in the air. So now this chap takes this green with a scope any word. So imagine that I go to buy 20 kilograms of rice and this 20 kilogram weight is in one pan. The pan is sitting on the countertop, the other pan is up in the air. And this man is pouring rice into the pan. So he now pour five kilos and kilos 15 kilos, do you see anything happening to the bench? Nothing.
Nothing the pan with a 20 kilo weight is still flat on the counter drop. The other pan is still up in the air.
What do you think this salesman does? Does a salesman said to me, you know, this is not working. Right? So go somewhere else.
As you can see, I'm working hard I put in so much of grain nothing is happening. So can be done. Go away. Will you do that? No. He doesn't know he's not interested. He wants to sell me the grain. What does he do? He goes on pouring the gay grain until you start seeing there is some movement in the pants. Now what does he do? Now he takes the gay not in the scoop. But he takes it in one hand and he drops it like this. The fans are now equal. After that he will drop in a few more grants to make you happier then it gives you the 20 years right
now I've seen the I saw this. This scene I saw when I in my childhood I was in school.
And I thought about this and I say what do I learn from this?
And I learned two lessons which I think are very critically important.
The first lesson is until 19 kilos nothing will happen.
You're weighing 20 kilos, until 19 kilos nothing will happen.
So you do a lot of hard work you say nothing is happening is a fantastic good news. Nothing is about to happen.
And at 20 kilos
the balance will tip
at 20 kilos the balance will take.
Both are absolutely incontrovertible truths
until 90 and nothing will happen between 19 and 20. We'll start seeing some more work and at 20
The balance will take,
there is no force on the earth which can stop the property, provided you put in 20 kilos worth.
And so also in life,
when 19 kilos of effort have gone into the problem, and you are trapped, which you are trying to solve, or your dream or some
and you start to lose hope, and you start to become depressed, remind yourself,
nothing is happening. Fantastic. What does it mean? It means I haven't come to 19 yet.
I'm still below 19 What must I do keep doing. By all means, check your effort doesn't mean that every effort is the same, maybe the method has to change, maybe the means has to change, maybe the place has to change, it's a lever, maybe you need to move the fulcrum closer to the Lord because maybe the fall gram is too far away from the Lord you're putting all this effort is not lifting not because you effort is not there but because the fulcrum is in the wrong place. Maybe you need to talk to different people different for whatever, but
the effort must not stop.
Because we know
that a 20 the balance will tip
we will succeed because Allah said what I came up to him with the cane. Allah did not say okay, we're doing the diversity and so please correct ourselves
we have to become otaku which means obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala which means earning and eating halal, which means following and fulfilling the fried what Allah made for this forth
but once you do that, Inshallah,
we have complete and total faith in the in the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala.
Success will come.
Third thing with which I want to close
if you are building a magnificent building,
right, they are fantastically beautiful machines. You got my brother, Abdullah forea builder, many builders, you have this
magnificent building, right? You got the whole plan and so on. What is the first thing you do for this building?
You dig the foundation? Yes.
The bigger the building, the bigger the foundation, the foundation VAs Foundation, because it has to carry that whole building on top of it. Now imagine that all of us here are rocks, we are big blocks of granite.
And all of us want to be a part of that building.
This building is very important for me I want to be part of that building.
So I asked you,
you are the rock you want to be part of the building. Where do you want to be you said I want to be on the facing of the building shining, polished granite people must look at me. Very nice. Where do you want to be I want to be on the face of the building but
where where where where where fears of the dudes in that building will ever stand.
That building will never stand. Because every rock wants to be on the face of the building to be seen and heard and looked at and admired.
You know what the building needs. It needs rocks, who said that it is important enough for me to be a part of this building that I'm willing to go into that foundation to be buried never to be seen again so that the building can stand on my shoulders.
The only one who knows that I'm in that foundation is the builder nobody else
So as that question
Am I willing
to go into the foundation to be buried never to be seen again?
Knowing that my rock jelajah who knows him
and asked him to raise the building of my shoulders.
These are not empty empty theories. Everything I say is rooted in the Syrah or the Sunnah or the kalam of Allah subhanaw taala. Think about the Sahaba Rivanna era made by who died before Fatah Baca
and before the photo hat of the philosopher Rashida Sumaiya had been the Yatra the Allahu anha. Yes, there have been other What do you allow?
The barons or Amar vinyasa? Well we allow anima
Hamza bin Abdullah mata ivaldi Allahu Musa, Ravi Allah no Abdullah bin Jash Allah sad bin meanwhile, Raja Alana and many others
They did not see the spread of Islam.
They did not see any success.
They struggle, they face deprivation, they face starvation, they faced all kinds of oppression. And then they died in the path of Allah cause they didn't see anything.
Yet not one of them stopped making the effort. Not one of them's that what's the good of all these I've done all these under these apne Salam alguno.
And in the end when victory came, as it was destined,
they were the beneficiaries and they continue to be the beneficiaries until the last day
because that victory stands on their shoulders.
And that is the sadaqa jariya
until the end, and ALLAH SubhanA wa Jalla Jalla Jalla Allah who himself is their witness, he is the witness for them as he is the witness for those shahada for those people who are dying in Philistine today.
And Allah said, well, Amara al moved me No, no Allah has Kahlua and Allah Rasulo was Sadako Allah or Zulu amaza the homie man oh, what does Lima minelute meanie region sada Koba Hado La La Firmino Mankad Donna Harada who I mean whom my balls here? Why am I bad? Dellorto the law. Allah said when the believer saw the enemy alliance in the hustle to rise up.
They said this is what Allah and His Messenger SallAllahu Sallam promised us and the Promise of Allah and His Messenger has come true hamdulillah
and this only increased them in faith and submission, who's saying that
alebo Misa De Soto, the one who knows where the Imam is. He's saying it increased the demand.
And he said Dolla dolla who among the believers are men who have proven true to what they pledge to Allah. Shay's fees.
Some of them have fulfilled their pledge with their lives. Others are waiting, they're waiting their turn, and they never change their commitment in the least.
Resistance Let us remember that victory and defeat is only decided at the end and is not decided by who is left behind, or who is left standing, but by which side you stood on.
Honor is what honor is in what you live for, and you die for. Not in how much money you make.
Allah subhanaw taala will decide who won and who lost when we meet him. Our brothers and sisters in the bazaar are living example for the world of what it means to live and die with honor. May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with them and protect them from all harm.
May Allah smart Allah grant us the courage to speak the truth and stand for the truth and to work to make the truth prevail in our lives and in the world.
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