Whats my marker
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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salam ala Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
wa Salatu was Salam ala Shara freedom be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the sleeve interferon cathedra Hamato
umbrella sisters, I remind myself when you
a very simple good question that is
how would you like to be remembered?
What would you like to be remembered for?
It is interesting
different people are remembered for different things.
It's not that they only did that, but yeah,
those are the prominent things and people recall that
if you look at societies the same situation
take in terms of the people of the past, if you think of the Egyptians, then they left behind this their science which is the pyramids,
you know, marvels of architecture.
if you take the Romans, the main thing they left behind, but one of the most prominent is is Sofia.
It was a good theater was completed in 537 ad.
To give you perspective, regularizer Salam was born in 570 ad. So, as Sophia was completed as a cathedral and consecrated 33 years before the birth of the service
by the Emperor Justinian the first
and at the same time, he also built the Euro Bhutan Sri, which is called sunken Palace, or yellow buttons are Nikki, the sun consistent, which is across from Sofia.
I saw both of these and they are marvels of architecture, the sunken system is a huge thing completely underground. And that's where the
water would come from. The they had actually several 100 of them. In the in Constantinople, which is now Istanbul.
And water came from the Belgrade forest, through immense aqueducts, which the Byzantines the Romans
called they were called the valence aqueducts. So they brought water there fresh water for for the city.
Again, same sixth century thing, when you look at it and think about the
Greeks, you have Greek sculpture, you have the all the buildings of Greeks and so on.
When we think about Muslims, what do you think? What is our contribution?
Many people might say our contribution is the many
scientific discoveries, inventions and whatnot, whatnot. But I say that
the the chief and principal contribution and market of the Muslims is Islam itself, it is the Aqeedah after it, and
the Aqeedah of accountability to Allah subhanaw taala already decided that
this is our contribution, this is the marker of the Muslims and so, different civilizations, somebody gave to the world building somebody gave sculpture somebody gave, you know, scientific or technological discoveries, but the chief thing of the Muslims, although of course, Muslims also built buildings and so on, you know, all the, the big massages of the Ottomans and in the Indo Pak area and so on, and then the discoveries, the,
and so on, but the real contribution, which is humbler until the end of time, that is Islam, this is what Muslims brought to the world.
And Hamdulillah this is something that we
need to keep and we need to
preserve and we need
To take it forward,
it's very, very important for us to think in terms of what we contribute. Because even at a personal level, if you think about, think about people who
were passed away, but who you think often say, Well, what is it that you remember about them?
And you will see, it's very, very unusual that you might think about what they possessed in terms of you know, they had this car or this house, usually, that's not the case. Its contribution it is, what did they do? In terms of actions?
What did they do for others, for their families for the world, that is the real contribution that is something which,
you know, which they that's the opportunity for us. Because the ICL opportunity, because if you look at if you if you remember people only in terms of possessions, and it's also a factor of how much money you have, and so on, but contribute, anybody can do that. Anybody can contribute, anybody can contribute as much as you want. You take all the Sahaba fossils and sell them
the majority of them were people who materially they had nothing very well
how many was disarmed, you can literally count on the fingers of one hand, right? Two three people, that's it. But in terms of contribution, what did they give to the world? What did they bring in all those things?
Notice things will set up
system and so on.
who contributed and in so many ways? Now the whole the whole thing is to just say, to look at ourselves and say what am I doing what am I contributing
to the world and that's why I say what will you be remembered for? Again, the idea of saying that is not because it's not to say that you should work so that you remember no we work and we do for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala it's not for anybody else. But the fact is that you will be remembered one way or the other. Right? You will remember we will if you are if you are a nasty person you will remember for your nastiness. So every time you meet somebody you will save some nasty thing or you you make some remark or whatever right so people will say oh this guy is
if you are the opposite if you are somebody who did something good under the law, that's what is remembered. I always mentioned so many times I mentioned this and I remember my father, I remember him for his dad of how is everyday mashallah hamdulillah without a break used to be we wake up at three o'clock in the morning and in those days no hot and cold water so and no plastics, lubricants, no plastics, so they used to have buckets of metal so you could hear the bucket in the in the bathroom over time when you put it on the ground
where he's making wudu and so on then you would pray that God would recite Quran we will hear is hear his voice he said in front of the house and then he would come and wake us up for further and he will come and put down the lightsaber just Salah Ramana know when you pull up our blanket so
all the good you obviously we didn't like that. But anyway, now remember, we bless him for it we make the offer. So different people I mean, it's what you do and how you do that. So that is the thing to remember and think about just this morning for example, I got news that our dear brother Omar, where I'm aware for those of you who don't know is the one who sent out these podcasts. This was a madness everyday when that comes to that that is always doing well is in Canada Omar's grandmother his mother's mother in India she passed away yesterday and she she prayed salatu Lhasa and she died on the masala
after that Rajiv at four years old make dua for her Inshallah, may Allah smart Allah grantor general for those valuable visa on those.
This is the main light that Allah subhanaw taala grants these things to you know, people he really loves. And I'm Eli knows, I know, a couple of other people who passed away like this ask Allah subhanaw taala to give me also some dream like this, that I die in a state of when I was when I was about. And so the thing is that these things will happen if you do this on a regular basis. It's not a one time thing which happens. It's something which happens if you do on a regular basis. And that's the reason why it's so important to inculcate these good habits, to inculcate the habit of piety inculcate a connection with the masjid
in ourselves in our families, bring the children to the multinational like you see here, you know some of the fathers they bring their children the law very good. So do that because
That is what keeps the
the culture alive keeps the
the, our traditions alive, and that is what is our contribution to the world. We we didn't come to make buildings we came to build people, we came to build character. So, as I said I was sent to perfect good character,
he said was him was two boys to my limb and he said I was sent as a teacher. So, this is the this is the contribution of of the interviewer ASAP. So, this is where we follow Him by having the same focus of, of trying to do something which is good and you know, helping
each other also to do something which is good. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to live in a way which is positive and beneficial and we ask Allah to accept the trust was occurring while he was having to go