Values, Behavior, Results #03
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Holla Holla Holla Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Shafi lumbee even mousseline, Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah ma highly highly he was. He was seldom at the Sleeman, kathira and kathira Parma Babu, my dear brothers and sisters, today's the third of the series of lectures on values, behavior and results, which spoke the week before last about the three critical core values, which are identity, integrity and courage. Two weeks ago, we spoke about identity. Last week we spoke about integrity. This week, I want to talk to you about courage.
If you want to address behavior, you must first address the values that drive that behavior.
The three values identity, integrity and courage. have the power insha Allah to drive the behavior that will get us results, which will be an asset for us in the
end, so the long run Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Furby ma Rama demon Allah healin della wallow goon topples one volleys all kalbi lun fondue min Holic fire for one home was tough, you're alone? Where shall we room feel ama for either our zonta fatawa Kala in Allah ha you heard bull Mata Killeen Allah subhanaw taala said which means and by the mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh hearted, they would have broken away from you. So pass over, ignore their faults. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala as forgiveness for them and consult them in affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah Subhana Allah, Allah,
certainly Allah Subhana Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. In this ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala laid out the basic principle about courage. Consult relevant people decide on the best course of action, and put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala. This one's as against two things, acting unilaterally, especially when you need the support of others to implement your decision.
And being indecisive. The greatest danger to leadership is in decisiveness. As they say, it is better to take a wrong decision and stick to it than to take a right decision and be indecisive about it. Nobody respects a leader who is weak. weakness is in decisiveness. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to continue despite the fear. Courage is the ability to keep the fear between yourself and Allah to handle that.
And to present a confident, cheerful, uplifting face to the people that gives the others the courage to continue and overcome their own doubts and apprehensions. The foundation of courage is certainty in your own belief and confidence in your ability. That is why our call is critical. Because the only one about who support we can be totally certain is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why it is so essential to build our connection with Allah subhanho
wa Taala is the core of all goodness.
Let us look at the Syrah of Rasul Allah is Allah SLM and see how this played out in his blessed life, and the decisions that he took.
Let's start with the first display of courage, which, frankly, is beyond my ability to comprehend when he announced Islam, just think about this. Here was a highly intelligent man who understood his people, their psychology, their society and its norms. A man hugely respected, and loved, who introduced his message in a way that was so clear and direct, that it had an instant reaction. To imagine that he didn't expect that reaction is to say that you do not really know what sort of lies. The reality is that he was not naive. He was 40 years old and raised in times when 15 year olds commanded armies, yet, he chose to do what he did, because he was so totally certain about the truth
of his mission. And like all committed leaders, he had a sense of urgency about it. He was not going to waste any time beating about the bush. He wanted that with perfect clarity about what he had brought so that people could
Choose, yes, there was a price to pay, and he would be the one to pay it first and the most he was prepared for that. Because for him, it was worth the price. We must ask ourselves, is it worth the price for us? Is it worth the price for me?
The question for us today, as we stand in his place, as messengers of the Messenger of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam is we prepared to stand for Islam, to state its principles, and to live by them as clearly, unequivocally and directly as he did. Confident confidence is a product of certainty. And so we must ask ourselves, how certain am I about what I believe? which perhaps, is a follow up of an even more fundamental question for many of us, and what is and that is, what do I believe?
Islam is a religion, which is based on a book, The first word revealed was read equal. Islam is based on knowledge, knowledge, needs effort to acquire.
Yes, it took incredible courage to stand alone on the Mount of suffering, and call people to Allah. But he did it. It took even more courage to then face the consequences, rejection, social boycott, economic hardship, physical violence, and eventually exile. But he bought it all with dignity, patience, steadfastness. And without losing his focus, or enthusiasm for his mission.
The next standard of courage was his journey to thrive.
He could have delegated it, he didn't, he would have taken many more people with him than he did. But he didn't. He went there alone, with only one companion. They've been hiding.
His reliance was on his robe alone. We know the story of what happened. So I won't take your time narrating it here. I want you to put yourself in his place and think you go to do something that you have been charged with, by Allah Himself.
You do it perfectly. You rely on the one who sent you, who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth whose powers are unlimited.
To protect you and to support you. What happens? You get rejected, you get abused, you get stored. Your body is in pain and bleeding. Your prostate is in tatters. Your heart would be shattered, not merely broken, your confidence would have evaporated. You would be questioning your very existence, let alone your mission. If you made dua in that state, what would you ask of Allah?
What did he ask?
He said, If you are pleased with me, then I don't care what anyone else thinks about me.
If you are not pleased, then I will work until you are pleased.
Until you are pleased. That is focus. That is courage. That is confidence. And that comes from certainty from your key.
unshakable faith in his and our jealousy.
What was the result? The result was that his Rob said to him, Well, so far you will deca rabuka.
Very your rub will give you until you are pleased.
Your rug will please you
will live our lives trying to please Allah subhanaw taala
but for is Javi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Your rub will give you until you are pleased. That is the reward of courage, of patience, of faith, of steadfastness, and of focus.
A third standard of courage was in better materially speaking, there was no comparison between his companions, and the fully armed contingent of koresh. But that is where we make the mistake. We compare what we can see, we forget that it is the one with the most heart. Not with the one not the one with the biggest gun who wins the war.
The Sahaba didn't have weapons and resources to match those of the crash. But the crash did not have anyone who
them to match also realize
his actions are a lesson to all mankind for all time.
He made all preparations that were in his power the night before the battle, and also realized that a solemn stood in prayer the entire night. Oliver who says there was not one of us who didn't sleep, except for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam who, under a tree was praying and weeping
and this is in Muslim Imam Muhammad. When Pfizer appeared, the plan was called and the Muslims came to pray with Rasulullah Salah after the Salah, he instructed them about the battle, he appointed commanders for the unset and the mo hedgerow. And he returned to the shelter that they had made for him. There, he made his famous law. He stood there, his hand raised, looking at the heavens, and he said, Oh Allah fulfill for me, that which you promised me or Allah, I plead with you, your pledge your promise, or Allah. If this small band of Muslims is overcome, if they are defeated, if they're bearish, you will not be worshiped on the earth
avacado the Allahu found him pleading and crying with his hands stretched out to the sky. He said to him bus jasola enough jasola your rug will not abandon you enough.
What did Allah do? Allah subhanaw taala told us,
Allah said, is the only meaning in Allah He fear can you meet doc?
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Bella in fosse, Viru taco where to come in for him. Ha yum diesel comb Robuchon, byham Sati la mineral mala ekati Musa, we may Allah said which means, remember when you own a hammer sallallahu Sallam said to the believers, is it not enough for you? That you are Rob challenge Allah who should help you with 3000 angels sent down? Yes, if you hold on to patience and piety, patience, sabar, Sabah and taqwa and the enemy comes rushing at you, your rug will help you with 5000 angels having marks of distinction. The conditions for the help of Allah are not money, weapons, political power, or technology. All those are the possible results of the help of Allah. The conditions for the help
of Allah, our server for taqwa, patience, and piety. Allah sent angels to fight alongside the Sahaba in bother. Not only did the Sahaba see them, but he barely saw them first and abandoned his friends. The whole rush of muck, Allah subhanaw taala told us about this. What is z another homeless Shay Donal arema Allahu La la la la la la Coolio, mommy nanase we're in the jar Allah. For Allah tala Tara. Attorney Naka, obey he will call in me buddy, amen come in knee Allah ma la arona in nee La la la who Shadi Dooley cop.
And remember, when shattered, made that evil deeds seem good and fair to them, and said, no one of mankind can overcome you on this day, on the day of the Battle of other And verily, I'm your neighbor to help you. But when he saw when the two forces came in sight of each other, he ran away, and said, verily, I have nothing to do with you. Verily, I see what you do not see. Because he's automatica verily, I fear Allah, for Allah is Severe in punishment.
Reflect on this, when all it takes is one angel to destroy all creation that we know. He said, I feel Elisa Lam will bro the soul he will blow the trumpet. And that's because everything is over one Angel. When all it takes is one angel to destroy all creation that we know. Why did Allah send 3000 angels to fight with the Sahaba and both the numbers are to show his jealous Allah who love and honor to his heavy saved in our monana Mohammed Salallahu it he while he was I was to honor his courage to fulfill his promise to his novena. So Allah similan isn't that is the value of the
final standard of courage for today. So today be the Treaty of Arabia. I call this the final exam of the Sahaba
But look at it from the perspective of our soldiers and sell them to understand the true meaning of certainty, courage and our co
He is also the law. He is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. His dream is revelation Why? He is ordered to go for Amara. He announces that to those who believed in him because believing that he is the Messenger of Allah Jalla Jalla Lu sallallahu Sallam is a condition of Eman. But when they all go, they are prevented from making or to top it all, and also said asylum signs a treaty, which on the face of it is one sided, unfair and humiliating for the Muslims. This was a test for the Sahaba in a way that could have raised fundamental questions about the creed itself. From the accounts of that fateful day, we can see how stressed and angry and disappointed and sad the Sahaba to obey
Rasul Allah says Allah meant that they had to go against their own judgment about right and wrong against their desire to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala by making over and against their honors as men of courage, and warriors, who were known and feared
to simply accept that treaty meant going against all this, but they did. They obeyed also Salah, prove their Eman and pass their test with flying colors.
But what about a sorceress or himself? He was human. What happened would have made anyone else question everything about his mission. If he was indeed the Rasul of Allah sallallahu sallam, and if his dream was true, then why did this happen? Where was the help of Allah? Why did he have to sign this treaty? What about the truth of his of his mission? The truth of Islam? The question is I then I
asked, all applied to Rasul Allah is on salaams position, and the existential reality about Islam. Yet, he didn't waive, he did not hesitate, he realized that the treaty fundamentally altered the relationship between him and operation from being merely a rebellious member of the tribe, to being the head of a significant group of people, the Muslims. Most Muslims think of this famous treaty as a one sided agreement, which was against the Muslims. But looking at it through the lens of leadership dynamics. My view is that it was a great victory. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala revealed the first is also the father, which is very early. We have given you all amazon seller, a
manifest victory in Nevada, like a photon movie.
What was that victory, there were actually two victories. The victory of the Sahaba who obeyed also relies on a setup, despite their own personal misgivings about the elements of the treaty. This was a personal victory for each of them over their apple and their knifes, where they obeyed Russell's solemn even in a matter that they perhaps differed with him. I call this passing the final test. Thanks Jewish Two years later, Allah subhanaw taala give the maca as a price. The second victory, which was the most significant political victory that Allah granted or source or seller, which was the recognition that the courage unwittingly gave him as the head of Muslims. Please give this some
thought until that moment, when the treaty or will they be I was written say that I'm a Hamas Oh Salam was a rebel from his tribe, an individual rebel, who had a few supporters. According to them, he was not worthy of any attention or importance. nakash persecuted him ignored him and dealt with him as an individual who had gone astray from the fold of the tribe. But the day so hell when our villano at that time it was done Muslim, wrote the treaty and titled it as a treaty between Mohammed Abdullah and the courage of Makkah, he automatically elevated the individual to the same level as the tribe, but also as a seller was no longer a real individual, but the head of a significant group
of people with the sole right to negotiate on their behalf. If you asked swell with Mr. Aguilar. Oh, who is this Mohammed Salallahu alaihe salam that you made the treaty with he would reply, he is the head of the Muslims. He wouldn't say he is one of our people who rebelled against us, he would say he is the head of the Muslims, thereby acknowledging his position as the head and even more importantly, giving him the sole authority to speak on behalf of his people. Hypothetically speaking, if someone from among the Muslim decided to negotiate with a fresh, circumventing resource or sallam, he would not be able to do so because
The treaty was with Mohammed bin Abdullah Saleh Nasir Ullah sallallahu sallam, by the way the treaty was addressed and title.
By the way that treaty was addressed and titled The chorus gave say that Mohammed Salah Salah, the biggest advantage by placing him on the same level as their tribe. Now, the word of courage and steadfastness was that his enemies recognized his temporal status. Later, those among them who accepted Islam would also recognize his real position as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, courage opens the doors of the hearts of people and invokes the mercy and power of Allah Azza wa sallam his life is a finest example of the relationship between identity, integrity and courage. And we see the result of that, that 14 centuries later, one in five human beings believe in him and
the religion he brought, and they love him more than they love their own parents, their children, or themselves. Truly did Allah subhanho wa Taala say that the best example to follow is the example of His Messenger sallallahu Sallam for anyone who looks forward to his meeting with Allah and the Day of Judgment. And who remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala a great de la cara leconfield also rely on her Santa lemon ganai Angela, while Yama ophira was dakara La Casita. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us those who can live up to this standard. Robin has Allah nanfu Santa wavelength Atlanta with the Laguna de middle class at robina. For kulana. Zubin woke up in on NASA yaquina Auto
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