The Way Forward Summary
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mighty respected brothers, sisters elders.
This however, today is a summary of the seven hotels that I did.
All of them called the way forward from one to seven.
Here I'm going to highlight the action points only.
And anybody who's interested in all the details of that you can listen to the whole bus all of them are on our channel and so on.
I want to begin with my gift to you which is my own motto in life, I will not allow what is not in my control, to prevent me from doing what is in my control, I will not allow what is not in my control to prevent me from doing what is in my control. And this is based on the reality then that when we meet Allah Subhana Allah agenda,
we will not be asked what happened, we will be asked what did you do?
The point I want to begin with and remain with and ask you to keep that in your mind is that all that we are talking about now and we will talk about each other the future
is about the long haul. There are no shortcuts, there is no instant solution. There is no magic.
Whatever situation that we find ourselves in as a Muslim Ummah, whether it is local, whether it is global, whether it is in this place, or that place didn't happen overnight.
It did not happen overnight, it took time. In some cases, it took decades. In some cases, it took centuries.
And so the solution to that would also take time,
not centuries, may not even be decades, but definitely not weeks. Definitely not days, definitely not months.
We are talking about several years. I call this a generational project. And I'm my guess, and it's not a blind guess my guess as a sociologist as a political scientist as a behavioral scientist, is that it will take at least two generations.
But therefore, the sooner we start, the faster we'll get there. And conversely, if we don't start
then 100 years from now,
none of us will be here.
But whoever is standing here if this budget is still here inshallah
we'll say the same thing.
The choice is ours.
Second big thing is never give up.
We do not lose hope. We are the people of hope because we are the people of Allah. We are the people of the worker. So no matter what it looks like on the ground, no matter what it looks like in your life, no matter how much it hurts we do not give up hope. Because we rely on Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah number one, number two, for us this dunya is not the goal. It is not the ending of life. This is a part of life.
Our goal is the action and therefore the goal is the action it means we continue to work until when? Until we meet Allah subhanaw taala.
How do I know if my mission
And somebody said to him, if you are alive it is not over.
So simple as that.
So it requires sustained effort, because the balance will tip this is when Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will make sure the balance will dip, but it takes and if you remember my analogy, I gave up the actual balances one as one, listen to the other.
Then work only for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. This is extremely important if you do not want to get discouraged. Because if you are working if you're saying if you're doing something hoping that somebody will praise you, somebody will appreciate it. And that is the source of your energies and believe me, you are dead from before you began.
work only for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala alone. Nobody else.
Don't look for appreciation on the outside world look in your own heart.
For any building to take shape, as I mentioned before, when building to take shape first, we need to dig the foundation. And then you need rocks, which will go into that foundation which are ready to go into that foundation to be buried, never to be seen again known only to the builder.
And nobody else
without those rocks, that building no matter how grand no matter how beautiful the plan, no matter how beautiful or anything, that building will never stand.
Because how can a building stand without a foundation and what's the foundation without rocks, there's no such thing.
this first generation was starting this have to be prepared to be those rocks.
If you are looking to be on the face of the building beautiful polished granite in the in which the shine of which people will see their face, believe me, that's not happening. That cannot happen unless we go into the foundation to be buried forever. Only Allah knows.
And I gave you the aisle from the Sierra from the Sunnah of not one but many, many, many Sahaba.
Who chose that. And that is the reason we CLI Allah and Allah. That is the reason we are sitting here as much as because somebody decided to do it only for the sake of Allah never to see the benefits of that in a worldly sense. And then Allah subhanaw taala gave them every salah, every dua, every bad.
All of mankind who comes after
that is our choice.
We must be prepared to be those rocks so that the Muslim ummah may be reconstructed.
Let us remember that victory and defeat is only decided at the end
and is not decided by who's left standing, but by which side you stood on.
All great successes are built on skin in the game.
What you do yourself and take the pain that comes with it. Because excellence is the capacity to take pain.
Legends are not defined by their successes, but by how they bounce back from their failures.
If ever there was a legend in the truest and most noble sense of the term, it was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, and nothing in my view illustrates these principles better than his Geritol five.
In the 10th, year of Revelation, also known as A salaam decided to go to a dive
to present Islam to the abundance O'Keeffe.
At that time, many of the biggest names of the Sahaba the Capilene of the Sahaba the savvy Hoonah la Varun had already accepted Islam, Abu Bakr and Hamza bin Abdullah Multilib and Omar Abdel Fattah and has been verified and not even retaliated. So either good or all of the big names are the Allahu Anhu Germaine Mela, replete with all of them had already accepted Islam, they were already Muslim. And they would have given an arm and a leg they would have given anything to be entrusted with a job or taking the message of Islam two months of life.
But Rasulullah did not give it to any of them, but went himself with just one companion, they've been highly thorough the alarm.
We all know the story of the journey and all that happened during it but if we talk about personal commitment to the cause, demonstrated by action, there is no final example.
As for resilience, also known as an assurance da after leaving a tie of his testimony to his faith and our call
Trust and complete reliance on Allah subhanho data alone. This is the very essence of Islam and the standard that we must compare ourselves to.
After all, it's the same Allah we worship.
Allah has not changed. We have changed
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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam begins his dua by glorifying Allah subhanho wa taala.
And he says, Oh Allah, do you alone? I complain of my helplessness, the scarcity of my resources and my insignificance before mankind. You are the Most Merciful of the merciful Hamra he mean, you are the rub of the helpless robber Musa Garfield, Robert Mercer kin, baboon was Lumi and you are the verb of the week. And we're a B and you are my Rob.
And then he says, what he has to say and after that he enters da with May it never be that I should incur your anger or that you should be angry with me.
Single point of focus.
Allah must not be angry with me. That's it, nothing else, Allah must be pleased with me. One single point of focus.
And that is my focus desired success.
This light is light, at best, illuminates focus it it becomes laser cut through steel, same light, difference, focus.
May it never be that I should incur your anger or that you should be angry with me. And there is no power more resource, but yours alone, the whole airport level.
This is the essence and the most beautiful example of taco and our call that I can imagine, to always be focused on the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah alone. Imagine a situation
see the kind of test he had been walking for about three days, time is 50 miles from from Makkah.
He'll be walking for about three days. He reaches there
he adds a bit harissa, who then attacked and reviled in public because of which both of them were badly injured or be bleeding profusely. And his emotional injuries must have been clearly worse. Because he was a sign of the most noble and honorable driving he is the forage the battle Hashem
and he was a descendant and the grandson of the of their most honorable chief of dermatology.
He was famous and honored among all people before he arrives Islam. He was a brave warrior.
He was the Messenger of Allah,
who was on a mission, as directed by Allah by His to invite people to Islam. He,
more than anyone on the face of the earth
had a right to expect Allah subhanaw taala as health and protection.
Yet when he reached out if you did not see the Ebola, or his protection.
He was insulted, Reviled in public and attacked and injured and had to flee his persecutors. He knew that his rap was witness was seen in real time, everything that was happening, and that is rubbed geladeira, who had the power to stop it and punish the attackers. Yet, Allah subhanho wa Taala in his mushiya the Wisdom of that is not only to Allah did nothing.
There is no example of Riva will Kedah being pleased with the destiny of Allah that I can imagine that can be better than this.
How would this ever affected any other person? How would it affect you and me? And that is why studying the Sierra is so critically important with a Syrah is a treasure beyond measure.
My brother and sister remind myself I knew that everything begins with our building our connection with Allah subhanho and constantly strengthening it. remaining connected is the key. That requires charging the battery of the heart with thicker and sugar and summer and seeing both plenty and difficulty ease and pain as tests from Allah Svanasana
Our approach to both good and evil must be the same, which is the FAR and Toba. And keeping Allah subhanaw taala is pleasure, foremost in dealing with the situation that life presents us with.
Salem did three things when he came to Medina.
He created a nation based on faith and not tribe.
He created a perennial source of funds. And he created a structure of leadership. This was the formula which gave the early Muslim community stupendous success, and change their state from being oppressed and despised to becoming the leaders of their world. And this is the formula that we must replicate in our world today.
Let us remember that knowledge is not memorizing of data, but change your behavior.
If you are a smoker, and you learn the evils of cigarettes, being able to recite that whole lesson extempore doesn't make you learn it.
To be learned about cigarette smoking is to give it up and persuade others to do the same.
Now apply this to everything in life, especially the deed.
Because the knowledge of the scholar must be reflected in his or her behavior.
Without that it doesn't matter how much they know. Except that unpracticed knowledge will become a witness against us.
Ask Allah Subhana Allah to be pleased with us and to help us to do that with Jesus and He has asked for Lolly welcome inside Muslimeen first of Pharaoh in the whole world of Rahim.
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we must remove all disobedience from our lives.
And then he was due the following
Inshallah, to change our personal and collective destiny.
I remind myself when you that this is a world of action.
Nothing will happen unless we do something.
The first thing we must do is eliminate Shirke and B that from our lives, eliminate all
joining of partners with Allah subhanaw taala in any shape or form and eliminate all B that eliminate all practices that Rasul Allah is the result of did not do with regard to worship
and earn and eat only Halal
fulfill all for it whatever almost manager made compulsory, we must come give us do that.
And this is important because the dua of those who earn and eat Haram is not accepted
so Dawa and is the FAR is the beginning the whole to stop for rubber gum in avocado far.
Second, dua make the Hajj fall on yourself
and make dua
if you really want something and if you're not praying the hatches and making dua then you don't really want it. It's as simple as that. The test of really do you really want something, test yourself. If you are not making a for tahajjud you're not making dua for that. You don't really want it is talking about it.
So make the hatches first on yourself. Do it is the most powerful tool that a believer has resource and a self said Dora is the weapon of the believer. It's a direct line of communication between us and Allah Subhana Allah said only a study of local asked me I will give you
so let us ask a lot smarter. Number three, awareness. Learn. Get knowledge, there is no substitute for knowledge. Ignorance is not cute. It's ugly and reverting
giggle principle garbage in garbage out works in life as it does in programming.
Quality is not an option. Quality
is essential, because only quality works.
Number four, get involved at all levels in all activities that serve society, win hearts, and build credibility. Islam as big must become visible in all its beauty and become synonymous with compassion, helping standing for justice, and so on. As citizens, you have a stake in the welfare of this land. So work for it. Number five, build positive relationships with others. And that is why interfaith relations, participate in community activities, townhall meetings, being on school boards, social work, establishing Muslim soup, kitchens, hospices, seniors, homes, and so on, is so important.
All these are also excellent Dawa opportunities. Incidentally, as I'm speaking, we do not even have one of these.
Think about that.
Because the rule is first win hearts, then change destiny.
Politics is critically important. You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.
Those who say that they are not interested in politics are like sheep saying, I'm not interested in the wolf.
There is a word for that dinner.
If you want to survive and prosper, and not become somebody's dinner, you must learn how to do politics. And do it with integrity with honesty. Politics is dirty because it is full of dirty people. To clean politics, you have to fill that space with clean people.
I'm sorry, there's no choices. I don't make the rules. I'm just telling you what the rules are. Don't believe me continue to do what you're doing.
As I told you 100 years from now.
My brothers and sisters, there are only two kinds of people in society, the influencers. And by that I don't mean Kim Kardashian.
There are only two kinds of people in society, the influencers and the influenced.
Decide which one you want to be. Because isolation is suicide.
History teaches one critical lesson. Only those who contribute are valued. Only they have leverage. Only they are influential. Only they have power. The religion or ethnicity doesn't matter. What matters is their contribution to society on a global or local scale. Ask, what are we contributing today? And then ask Is it enough?
As I mentioned the zero points to three critical initiatives. But before we go there a word of caution when you hear an idea
which looks difficult or impossible to you.
Ask yourself how can I make this work? Don't waste your time with all the reasons reasons it won't work.
Because until the Wright brothers invented the first plane flying was an impossible idea.
Everything is impossible until it is that experience is the picture in the rearview mirror. It tells us what we did not what we are capable of doing in the future. present circumstances don't decide if you will succeed or fail. The only decide where you need to start.
When as soon as I said I'm stood on Safa and call the people to Islam.
And His own uncle denounced him who would have thought that a day would come when every fourth person walking on this planet would be a Muslim.
Our job is to do our best and leave the rest of Allah subhanaw taala because Allah subhanaw taala tests our commitment, not our resources.
The three things build the OMA rethink how we address differences among ourselves
and speak the language of togetherness, not the language of division.
It may be tough, but there is no other way.
Allah subhanaw taala said in Mr. Menon is one fastly Holbein as our equal what talk Allah Allah Allah come to Ramon, the believers are but one Brotherhood's so make peace between your brothers. And be mindful, always run Otara so that you may be shown mercy. Learn to disagree without being disagreeable. Learn to forgive
Do not carry grudges learn to communicate powerfully. It's not genetic. It has to be learned, focus on common problems and how to solve them and not on differences, especially in Aqeedah. Because there are no solutions to that
established problem solving structures and learn the tools to solve problems.
Because without Unity, we are toast.
Number two central fund
is suggested away, every Muslim man or woman or child must donate the price of one cup of Dunkin Donuts, coffee, which is $5 to a central fund every day, $5 a day.
If you think that won't work, find a way that will work. But do it.
The way is not important. The central fund is important because without a short funding, long term projects are impossible to plan and execute. Sporadic charity is not enough. Muslim organizations globally don't seem to understand this with predictable results. Harvard, on the other hand, has a endowment fund of 50 point 7,000,000,050 point 7 billion. But interestingly, and very surprisingly, I don't know if any of you know this. It wasn't started when Howard started 400 years ago. This fund was started in 1974 1974 to 2024 is $50 billion
yeah, there's there's more than the GDP of some countries.
It can be done.
It can be done.
It needs we'll
find a one leadership structure. And this is by far the hardest for us because everyone is a Khalifa
we all used to having things our own way.
That has to change that has to change.
It's very strange that obedience is an exception among people whose name is Muslim, the one who submits and was iconic symbol is the such that
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Allah said all believers, obey Allah subhanho wa Taala and obey His Messenger sallallahu alayhi salam and obey those who are in authority over among you. Should you disagree on anything, then refer back to Allah and His Rasul, Salah Salem, which is the Quran and the Sunnah. If you truly believe in Allah and the Last Day, this is the best and fairest solution. In conclusion, leadership is important. But followership is even more important. Without good followers, the best of leaders will fail. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala created the blessed generation of the Sahaba as examples for all mankind. The truth is, that today's situation is much less difficult than the
situation that Rasulullah Salam faced in the seventh century much less difficult, not more difficult, much less difficult.
He showed us away, he was successful, and therefore inshallah we will be successful if we follow his way.
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