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Mirza Yawar Baig

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah but my brothers and sisters, my friends,

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we Muslims have been created for the benefit of all of humanity. Allah subhanho wa Taala our Creator, sustainer maintainer, protector Rabbil Alameen

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mentioned this in the Quran in surah Tulalip Quran Allah subhana wa Tada said quantum Hara uma tin aqua regia Lynas, that moon I build my roofie what an Hona Anil Moon curry were to Winona villa.

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Allah subhanaw taala said which means you have be you Muslims are the best of people

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and you have been created for the benefit of people you have been created extracted for the bed selected for the benefit of people and what do you do you enjoy in you advise you teach you promote all that is good and you forbid and you prevent all that is evil

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and you have faith in Allah subhanaw taala

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I want to remind myself when you

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that something which fulfills the purpose of its creation is valued and it is protected. And it is

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it is something that people are happy about. And something which stopped serving the purpose of its creation is relegated to the junkyard and the garbage heap.

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Now

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second point to note is that in this ayah Allah did not so hello Tala did not restrict Allah did three things. Number one, Allah subhanaw taala did not restrict ama Bill maruf and Al Mancha and joining good and forbidding evil, Allah did not restrict it to religious matters alone.

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Jama will maruf and Al monka is not only halal or haram in Islam, it is that also obviously, but it relates to any matter which is beneficial to humanity in whichever way and what is beneficial or not beneficial is based on the boundaries of Islam and Islamic law and practice. Because Islamic law and practice does not change over time. Something which was considered evil at one point in time does not suddenly become good at another point in time. For example, we have a living example of that right now in here in the United States. And in Canada, where recreational use of marijuana has been made legal.

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Just go back in your memory, people like me can easily do that. Go back in your memory 50 years to the 60s and ask a simple question. What were the hippies imprisoned for?

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recreational use of marijuana otherwise called a pot party?

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What was illegal? What people spent, in some cases, long periods of time in prison

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is today illegal and promoted while widely and wildly.

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Islam does not follow such fads and fancies. The laws of Islam are good for all time. So Allah Subhana Allah says, promote all that is good within the framework of Islam, and prevent all that is evil within the framework of Islam. So the first thing is promoting good and

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forbidding evil. Second thing in this ayah Allah subhanaw taala did not hold us accountable for our success in doing so. Allah did not say promote you good until you are successful Allah say promote good.

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So y'all I have been doing it for the last 50 years. Nobody listens to me, no problem. You keep doing it.

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You keep doing it.

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To bring about change is from Allah subhanaw taala yalla when trying to prevent evil for the last 100 years, keep doing it.

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Third thing is Allah subhanaw taala did not put a condition to say promote good and forbid evil, as long as you have authority, as long as you are the government, as long as you are the ruler, as long as you are wealthy, as long as you are a male or a female, as long as you are educated as long as this as long as that as long as nothing, promote good and forbid evil. Irrespective of your own personal condition. Do it to the best of your ability within the framework of your existence. If you are a ruler, do it like a ruler should do

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If you are the rule, do it like the rules you do. If you are wealthy spend your wealth if you do not have well spend your head, spend your time and your energy for both, and so on and so forth. So three things, number one, do it.

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And continue to do that. Number two, don't worry about results, Allah subhanaw taala will not hold you accountable for results only for the effort. Number three, do the effort no matter what your personal condition might be in.

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Now,

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I want to explain this to you by giving you an example. Because you might say, this happens to a lot of us we do we do Hamdulillah we do a lot of good work. And we continue to do it. And may Allah protect us. For many of us, we don't see results, right? Nobody listens to us, you keep talking people just keep doing what they want to do. The we don't see any results. We tried to help some people, it doesn't doesn't happen. People who who you want to help don't even seem to want to be helped because they are they keep doing negative stuff, and so on and so forth. Different kinds of things, I don't want to go into all of the all the details. But the point is, you're making a lot of

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effort, and you do not find any appreciable result. What is the consequence of that you give up donor fatigue, worker fatigue, and so on and so forth. We give up you say there's no point in doing this, just forget it, it's not going to happen. Now, this is a very, very big mistake. And this is one of the most successful plies and games of shaitan. Who wants to stop you from doing good?

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Now, let me give you an example. I'm sure all of us who come from our lands from the Middle East, from the Far East, from places like India, Pakistan Bangladesh zone, we have seen this, what I'm about to describe, we have all seen this not once, multiple times. And what is that? Did you ever go into a shop a grocery shop to buy grain to buy rice or wheat or something? Yes, you did. What did you What did you see? Let me describe to you what you would have seen multiple times I don't need to reflected on that. Now reflect on it. What did you see? You saw you went to the shop and you said to the guy I want 20 kilograms of rice. He says fine. He takes the balance and you know what about the

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balance two pounds and the balance one flat pad and one pan which is like a bucket in which the grain is poured, he takes the balance, he puts the 20 kilogram weight into the flat pan, the flat pan sits on the counter drop the bucket pan is up in the air. Then the man takes the rice with a scoop and he pours it into the bucket.

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Bucket pan. And he goes on pouring and you are watching now according to you, if you're thinking you say well, you know you must have put in two kilos, he must have now put in five kilos. Now you must have put in 10 kilos. And you say there is no difference. I don't see any change in the orientation of the pans, this but this flat pan is sitting safe and secure on the countertop and this bucket pan is up in the air nothing is happening.

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Right? Nothing is happening. No change. You will not see any effect of this man's effort. And this man's contribution of the rice that is pouring into the bucket path.

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But think about this. Have you ever encountered a situation where that man after pouring in 10 kilos, 15 kilos 18 kilos maybe he tells you you know what? This doesn't work?

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This doesn't work. Go somewhere else.

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I can't do anything more. You have seen and working so hard. You have eyewitness and working so sincerely. But nothing is happening. The fans are just like this.

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So forget it.

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This has happened is longer flight, leave it go somewhere else. Did this ever happen to you? If it happened, what would you say? You would say the man is a nut case you say Come on, give me a break. Are you joking or something?

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Just put in their eyes.

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Put in more

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then what am What do you see?

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You see, the man doesn't have this conversation with you. He keeps on pouring rice until now the pants are like this. And that's when he's put in 19 and a half kilos. After that you will say you see there is a movement and the pads are now coming. The bucket pattern is coming down and this flat pan is now rising up. Now what is the man who has stopped using the scoop? He takes the rice in his ad and he throws in a few grades or a time until the pans are now level and the man throws

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In a few more games, because he wants you to feel happy that you got more than you paid for. And now this pan is down here, the flat pan with a way to appear. And the man gives you your 20 kilogram plus a few grams more of rice, and you will only happily

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tell me how many times did you see this?

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Now, reflect on this

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in the scene which I described for you,

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which you must have seen a million times I did myself.

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There are two inviolable, two absolute truths and two absolute rules. And what is that? The first rule until 19.5 until 19 and a half kilograms, nothing will happen. That's the first rule. Until 19 and a half kilograms nothing will happen. And the second rule is at 20 kilograms, the pan will come down, it will the balance will tip in your favor.

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What are the two rules the memorize this? What are the two rules until 19 and a half kilograms, nothing will happen. And at 20 kilograms, the balance will tip in your favor.

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What must you do? Keep on pouring the rice.

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What must you do? Keep on pouring the rice into the band don't stop, do not stop no fatigue. Don't slow down, keep on pouring the rice until you see the result and you will see the result. There is no doubt about this.

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I'm giving you a live example of what we see all the time.

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And that is why Allah subhanaw taala created this rule.

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And that is why my brothers and sisters, when we meet Allah, we will not be asked what happened because he knows what happened. He is witness to what happened. He doesn't need you to tell him what happened.

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You will not be asked what happened. We will be asked what did you do?

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What did you do?

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Allah's Ronald Valerie's infinite mercy did not hold us accountable for results.

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He will hold us accountable for effort.

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So my submission to you is whatever you're doing, keep doing it by all means, look at your methods, see if you need to change the method. See, if you need to introduce a new method. See if you need to alter how you do something all of that is legitimate, that is part of doing to assess your work

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to change the way in which you work is all legitimate. What is not lead you to it is to stop working.

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Because one thing for sure. As long as you keep on pouring rice, this ban will come down

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and the opposite is equally Sure. If you stop pouring in the rice. Despair will never come down

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will never come down.

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So my submission do is remember this, ALLAH will not ask you what happened. He will ask you what did you do? So keep doing it. Keep making dua make the 100 fog on yourself. Great.

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Weep before Allah subhanho wa Taala in Suzhou ask Allah subhanaw taala for his help, and continue to do your best. This is what we should do. In any field that we are in. Don't worry about the results. The results have to come it is inevitable. There is no force on the face of the earth which can stop the results, provided we work with perseverance. That is the key. Work with perseverance, sustained effort.

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Ask Allah subhanaw taala to open the doors of his treasures for you. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you from places that you could not imagine. Ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make you Motoko for whom he said when by Yet Allah Jalla who Maharajah while you're home in hate to lie Attersee are my Yadava Kalam Allah He for her husband in Surah Tala Allah Subhana Allah said the one who has taqwa, Allah subhanaw taala will extract him from his difficulty and will provide him from sources that he could not imagine. And the one who has power Quran Allah Who trusts and completely and totally relies on Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala will become

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A sufficient for him was Salah Hassan Abdul Karim Allah Allah He was named Rama together