Understanding our purpose #4

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Mirza Yawar Baig

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala ala l mursaleen. O Allah, Allah He was iVh made about a Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Welcome to our program, understanding our purpose.

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We spoke about the individual purpose that under Allah subhanaw taala stated for us the reason why He created us as people, we spoke about the collective purpose of us as the Muslim ummah. We spoke in detail about how to achieve both these purposes, how to convert every action into our of our lives into an act of worship, and also how to fulfill the responsibility that comes with being the higher oma. My brothers and sisters, we also then spoke about the importance of becoming standard bearers of Islam, to be representatives of Islam to become walking, talking models of the model that are sort of last alleys are seldom presented for us to the world, so that the world can see the

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reflection of the life of the Nabhi in every Muslim man or woman, the past two people's hearts, my brothers and sisters, lies in the solution of their daily problems. This is a very major learning from the problem is Allah salam, which we seem to have forgotten. And today, especially Muslims, who are religious and Muslims, why are who are interested in Dawa, they seem to focus almost exclusively on the theological issues, and we talk exclusively about theological issues. We forget that Islam did not spread in the time of Rasulullah. Selim, my theological lectures, it spread by the solution of people's problems, Islam spread by winning the hearts of people, people came to Islam, because by

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following Islam, they were relieved of the difficulties of their lives, which they otherwise faced. And that is the reason they came to Islam. And then, of course, the theology of Islam. Alhamdulillah is so beautiful that it also caught the caught their attention, and they started to love it and follow it. But what attracted their attention originally, originally to Islam was not some dry theological argument. It was the actual

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feeling and testing of what it means to be a Muslim. And I think this is something that we need to relive. And we need to remember, I have a formula that I want to share with you, I call it IQ square, I and Q square, and that I believe is the secret of Tao. This formula comes very simply from some of the first parts of the revelation. If you think about this, Allah subhanaw taala, the very first revelation and last round Allah said, a carabus, Mira, bacala, the kulluk. Now this word ikura is a word for a solar solar system it meant recite. For us it means read, even though the word has the word does have both these meanings, but we also lost the meaning was recite because he was asked

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to recite whatever revelation he was being given, yet through Allah him it Allah subhanaw taala said to his W, Salah, Salah, recite the ayat and to your companions, let them hear the revelation. So ikura was the beginning. For us, Accra means read to the first part of the secret of Dawa. How do you how do you understand your purpose? What do you do with your purpose is to read is to acquire knowledge is to acquire correct knowledge, the right knowledge, remember, it's only right knowledge can that can give correct guidance, wrong knowledge will take you on the path to the jahannam today's handler there are so many cases of people who have attained huge fame and who have attained

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huge followings. But May Allah subhanaw taala guide them to the right path and May Allah forgive their followers, but they talk about things which have nothing to do with Islam they talk about shift can be that and this is something which we have to be very careful to avoid, right knowledge to occur means to read, read and acquire knowledge. And then what do you do? What did Allah tala say to his Nevis Allah Salim after this revelation of Cerebus, mira be color, the color and the ifI via that come with it. What was the next revelation? There is, there is a difference of opinion whether it was the revelation of surah, Muzammil, also another mudassar, but the fact of fact is, that if

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you look at the the ayah that that came soon after ikura, soon after receiving the revelation, what did Allah subhanaw taala do?

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The beautiful ban of the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala taught Nabi sallallahu Sallam the training of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in the, in the in the work of Tao see the sequence of what Allah subhanaw taala said, Allah subhanaw taala said our wilhemina shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Yeah.

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You halmos mill, como la la isla de la misma. Who in postman who Cali ozy da li hora de Lille Cora Anna Toro de la in sanuki la Tia kokkola p Ella, in Seattle lady here

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in Seattle lady here, shut

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up komaki Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said, Oh, you wrapped in blankets stand up, Kumi Laila in karela stand up for the whole night or maybe a little bit less sleep for a little bit. That's okay, but stand up for the whole night worship Allah subhanho wa Taala build your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala plug into the power socket so get the power from Allah subhanho wa Taala nice vo in postman aka de la Rosa de la he and Allah said half of it three quarters of it maybe a little more, maybe a little less. Ours is LA and then do what rotti lil Cora and otter de la. Let us listen to your subak that tell us your lesson. What have you learned, recite the column back to Allah

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subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala is listening. Allah subhanaw taala is watching it is his column, Allah subhanaw taala saying, I sent you my word repeated back to me. Let me listen to what you have learned. Let me listen to how you recite it. So when I think about this, remember the sisters when we start in salah and we are resetting the Quran, we are reciting the word of Allah back to him. So Allah and Allah subhanaw taala is dead, and he's listening. And he is hearing us and he's seeing us think about this. When we went how we recite the Quran. We take so little pain to learn how to recite it properly, and we recite it wrong in the 1111. Roger, how can you recite the

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column back to your rub incorrectly? Alessandra de la Khurana delta y Allah said in sanuki, la colons, tequila, why do you need this power? Allah subhanaw taala said because I'm going to send you a very weighty word, a very heavy word, they're going to give you some very enormous responsibility and to be able to bear that burden to be able to carry out and fulfill that responsibility. You need to connect to the source of power, otherwise you will shut out you will not be able to do that. So do that. And then Allah subhanaw taala see the love of Allah subhanaw taala for his Nabhi and see the message for us. Allah says in an Asha li li

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Allah says this getting up in the night is difficult. We understand it is very difficult. nazjatar lady I said, what our Aqua mckaela he says but that is a very good thing to do in order to build discipline, and in order to understand the caliber of Allah subhanho wa Taala what is Allah subhanaw taala teaching is Nabhi Allah says read and then practice, read, and then connect to Allah subhanho wa Taala get the knowledge and get the tarbiyah so the knowledge gets inside you so that you have is the Huizar of the ill so that you understand this knowledge is not just draw knowledge, it's not just stuff that comes into your head random information that sticks there, it is knowledge that you

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then repeat back to Allah subhanaw taala and you get the essence of this knowledge and the understanding of understanding of this knowledge so hon Allah and then Allah subhanaw taala the other cue the q2 and what is that Allah subhanaw taala said yeah, you know, Dr. Cohn van Zyl Allah subhanaw taala said Oh, he was wrapped in government's stand up and one the people now that you are connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that you have taken from the source of power, now that you have repeated your Sabbath back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and corrected your Sabbath and learning and so on. Now, what do you do with this knowledge? Take it out in the world, introduce your Rob to

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your to his slaves, introduce Allah subhanho wa Taala to his creatures, let people understand who is Allah? Let people understand, what are they supposed to do in this world? Let people understand the purpose of their creation, help them to fulfill the purpose of their creation, teach them how they can love Allah subhanaw taala Teach them how they can succeed in this world. Teach them how by succeeding in this world, they will succeed in the hereafter. That is the purpose of our creation. That is the reason why we have been created. Now brothers and sisters, we live in a world today where the dominant religion is what I call atheistic commercialism. The temples of the dominant

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religion are the shopping malls. The people who are the high priests of that religion are the marketing people and what do they do their aim?

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To convert your desires to convert your wants into needs, your desires are elevated, they are upgraded to needs a person wants something. Now he begins to believe that he needs something and they tell you they they use language swannanoa the wordsmiths of the word, they use language and the language convinces us and that is the reason why critical thinking is such an important element in life. One must not simply take whatever one hears at face value, one must try to see behind that and say what is it that they mean? Why'd Why do they use these terms? For example, people say to you, they say you are what you were soheila they say Do you have your pen? Your watch your car? Is your

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signature in an 1111? I do then what about my character? What about my knowledge? What about my o'clock? What about the way I deal with people, this has no meaning only the label on my shirt, or the YSL label on my handbag, or the kind of watch I wear or the the the pen that I that I use, or which which car Subhana Allah, Allah Subhana Allah created us, Allah subhanaw taala made it I should have for Mac look at and we degrade and downgrade ourselves. And we say that a piece of metal adds value to me, a piece of cloth adds value to me, a piece of rubber adds value to me, in that we live in LA Roger, why do we Why do they do that? Because the whole re the religion of atheistic

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commercialism lives and flourishes on only one issue and that is by buying they want to make you into a buying machine. So buy and buy and buy and buy and buy and who are the people who buy the most the people who feel a total lack of responsibility for anyone or anything else? And then what so therefore, what do they do? They just they're just in this trap in this big giant wheel of self gratification, somehow I must satisfy my own desires continuously. So what do I do my life is a movement from sensation to sensation to sensation, and obviously any sensation after a while you get used to it so what must you now have something even more be gone from sensation to sensation to

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sensation, and there is no end to that. There is absolutely no end to that when we get into this trap. The only way of this is to break out of this trap and to understand our purpose and say I was not created like a light like like an animal that only lives to eat. I was created to to do something in the world. I was created to contribute to the world. I was created to bring goodness and happiness to people and that is what we need to focus on. So hon Allah that is what I remind myself and I remind you don't go away we are coming to the break and inshallah after the break we will wind up this whole thing and and and close up as far as understanding our purpose is concerned.

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JazakAllah Clara wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam, O Allah shadowfell mbi well mursaleen while Allah he was having his main obod salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Welcome back to the show, understanding our purpose, our brothers and sisters, today, we have we live in a time of enormous opportunity. Now, that might sound strange to you, because we seem to think that we live in a time of great stress. And we live in a time of, of great hardship and great danger for the oma and so on. But I don't think so I think we live in a time of great opportunity. Just think about this. What does it take for you, if you wanted to have a one hour TV time show primetime? What would you pay

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for that, but think about this, the Muslim Ummah, today is on all of those channels, not for one hour, but for 24 hours, somewhere, somehow Something is happening, and you have these people coming and covering that that event, and they are doing a free of charge nothing, they are doing it free. Of course, the only problem is that what they're covering is not what we want them to cover. Now, the issue is that a cameraman will go and take photographs, or what is it what of whatever is happening there? I agree. Maybe he blows that out of proportion. Maybe he takes some more pictures of you than he takes somebody else, and so on and so forth. But let us be very clear with ourselves

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soheila? Are we not the people who are providing them with a lot of that information? Are we not people who are who are providing them with a lot of that stuff? Which really, if you think about it, what do we gain from this? So let's look at the overall picture. The overall picture is that the Muslims as an oma under the microscope. We are under the telescope we are under every kind of scope, and people are looking at us from all around the world. Now choice for us is what do we want them to see? And that's the point I want to make here. And that's the reason I say this is an enormous opportunity for us to create an impact on the destiny of this oma like, never

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Before, like never before, this is the first time where we have the entire attention of global communication. We have the entire attention of global media and Alhamdulillah. It is up to us to do the best that we can do. And to give you an example of of fairness in the in the global media, think about what happened when the founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, when he won the Nobel Prize for his work, did they not give him primetime space in every channel? They did. He was a man. And there was Muhammad Yunus dressed like a Muslim, talking about Islam, talking about about his his work, and hamdulillah. The point I'm making is that if we give enough good stuff, then what are

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people going to do? Either they will shut the cameras off and handle it, that's also good for us. Or they will be forced to show those images of Muslim Muslims doing great things. Think about this. Supposing you take out a procession of Muslim oil a map of people who are visibly Muslim, Muslim men, big beards, big turbans, and so on and so forth, who are marching for the freedom of women. Can you think about that? Now? What do you think will happen? The whole of global media will focus on this and say, what kind of thing is this? We always thought the Muslim when we're anti women, but here these people are marching for the freedom of women, they will come and ask you, what do you

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mean freedom of women, when your women are in burqa when your women are wearing hijab, so we tell them that a freedom comes with dignity. Freedom is a function of dignity. And we are we're what barging for the freedom of women, because we believe that we use women as sex objects, to sell everything from biscuits, to motorcycles to airplanes, is to play with their dignity is to harm their dignity. And we are marching against that to cover for a woman to cover herself for vote for a woman to wear beautiful, graceful clothes, which hide her body, which gives her dignity which give her respect, this is in favor of the women. And that is what we are working for. You've got a public

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platform where you are presenting Islam in the most beautiful manner. Now think about that. Think about what opportunities there might be for us to show the people of the world, the the real face of Islam, Islam, which is a religion, of great, great harmony, a religion of great hope, a religion of great benefit for all of humanity, not only for Muslims, and that is the opportunity that we have today. Now how to do that, I'm going to quickly go through six things, three internal and three external that I believe we can we need to do in order to achieve this purpose number one, as I said before, we need to work on our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no alternative to

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this. If you miss Salah you are already dead forget about that. And I don't get why you miss Salah put an electric shock to your foot or something to wake you up. You feel me Salah you are dead anyway. Don't then then don't talk about about Dawa nobody who misses Salah finally one of you who missed one salah and find me one nubby who worked less than what how hard you work using you worked at the embassy I worked harder than you How can they never miss Salah the point the point I want to make here is that be very very clear about this make I'm not even talking about the fourth Salah I'm talking about how to make that good for yourself because Allah subhanaw taala made tahajjud for one

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is an AVI and he said this is what you have to do stand in the night and cry before Allah subhanaw taala stand in the night and build your connection with Allah subhanaw taala the fourth, the first Salawat These are for that hamdulillah we have to do them but make the make the 100 forgive yourself number one thing to do if you want to succeed in terms of your purpose in this life if you want to succeed in terms of doubtful Islam, the number one thing to do is to make the hatchet fall on yourself do more than what is required. Don't go only to the limit and say well for this class I'm done. No no no, no fill in the Rila vanilla Roger, do you want Allah subhanaw taala to treat you

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like that just give you enough for you to survive? No, we want the best from Allah subhanaw taala we give more than what we are required. So work on your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala build that connection through a bather through mosquito knifes clean your heart allies pure Alaska lamb is pure, it does not sit in a filthy dirty heart. What are the what is the filth and dirt of the heart? It is envy. It is greed. It is hatred. It is it is backbiting of people. It is all kinds of negative stuff that is in our hearts. We have to get rid of this stuff. It is arrogance number one soheila today this is the biggest affliction of young Muslims who enter into Islam and who suddenly discover

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Islam and then they start walking and talking as if they have just received ye from Allah subhanaw taala and then they become very arrogant, and they think that their purpose in life is to only point fingers at people. Please please please stop all this stuff. You are no holier than anybody else.

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So be very clear with yourself be humble and and remove this arrogance it is the it is it is the the arrogance is the doorway to the Hellfire very, very clear about this. So be absolutely clear work on the connection with Allah subhanaw taala second one, correct your life immediately immediately stop all disobedience Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of obedience to Allah swatara do as much as you can to the best of your ability. But disobedience stop right now and don't get into don't learn deal for the sake of finding loopholes and things. For example, when you tell somebody smoking is haram, they will tell you no, no, no but you know, the development of India and so forth. They have said it

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is only makuta hurry me so Allah very nice. So you're going to stand before Allah subhanaw taala and you're going to say Allah, I spent $1 million and I spent all my life doing macro to hurry me. So Han Allah is that the purpose of the instead of the fact that we find loopholes that you want to say that I spent my life doing something was almost as bad as IRA. Let us let us be very clear what Allah does not like Allah does not like leave it. So correct your life completely leave everything which is the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala and third one very important, strictly follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in every single thing we do every little small thing. Look

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and see for the Sierra How did NaVi Salah Salam do it and you do it in that particular way. And that is the secret to the love of Allah Subhana Allah because Allah subhanaw taala said, put in Gundam to a boon Allah for who he is and what will happen your Habiba. kumala Allah will love you your and your field lagoon Roma comb, Allah for Rahim, Allah said say to those who claim to love Allah to make my ativa maiasaura Surah Surah Salah, he said tell them to make your edema. What is the difference? What is the meaning of a diva device to imitate it is to is to follow it is to do without being asked to do because we love our solar solar system because we link our identity to the

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identity of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because we feel proud that we are all Mathieson Mohammed, Salah Salem, Mohammed Salah Salem is our icon, Mohammed Salah Salem is our brand and that is why we wear this brand and we wear this brand with confidence and pride and that is the issue and what happens when you do that Your Habib qumola Allah Allah will love you. If you want Allah subhanaw taala to love you Love Mohammed Salah Salah if you want Allah to love you be like Mohammed Salah Salim if you want a lot of love you do the tibba of Mohammed Salah Salah I am not making the fatwa, Allah subhanaw taala said this in his Quran, go look up the ayah three internal things, three

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external things or other sisters, number one, communicate, communicate, communicate, Muslims, we don't smile anymore. We don't talk to people anymore. We live in the middle of so of communities, we don't even know who our neighbor is very wrong. Communicate, go to your neighbor, talk to them, be nice to them. Or take some if what you have cooked take it for them. Go and ask them is there any way I can help you can i mow your lawn Can I wash your car do that and he gives you a tip don't take it is Alhamdulillah doing it for the for the pleasure of by rub, my rub is happy. If I help you, you have a right on me. Feel free middle of the night if you need anything. Just call me I am your

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neighbor. It is my duty to help you and I will help you and I will do things for you. People who are all people who are who have children, go help them. And don't do this add on, you know world neighbors day or something. Do it every day. Make it a habit. Let your neighbors love you. Because believe me, you can only sell to friends. You cannot sell to enemies. If someone doesn't even want to look at your face, you're not going to convince him to do anything. You can only sell to friends. So make friends communicate. Number two, get involved in social service, go to hospitals or people's homes, schools crashes, work with a police work with civic civic officials to bring goodness all

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around society get involved in social service everywhere non Muslim Muslim makes no difference. As far as we are concerned, we were sent off project leanness for the whole of mankind. Let us follow that. Let us show that. And third thing is to invite others to visit you invite them to visit your home your Masjid any institution so on manage those widgets, be sensitive to them be sensitive to their likes and dislikes, be sensitive to what is what works and what doesn't work in their careers. When you talk to them. Give them examples that will make sense to them. Talk to them in their language so that people will start to understand Islam today a lot of the negative emotions about

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Islam is not because people hate Islam, they just don't know. And it's human tendency when you don't know something, you're likely to believe the negative more than the positive. So we have to be very clear as far as we are concerned. Let us add value first contribution my brothers and sisters comes before reward. We look for rewards and we don't look at what we have contributed. So let us be very clear in that contribution comes before reward. So let us contribute contribute contribute. Islam is all about practice. Rasul Allah

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Allah Selim came to demonstrate. He did not come to give lectures. He came to demonstrate he demonstrated he showed and left an example for us. That is that is beautiful for us to follow my brothers and sisters. My question to you is, are you ready to become standard bearers of Islam? I am ready. And I'm asking you, are you ready to become standard bearers of Islam are Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.