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Mohammed Faqih

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an email. Well that what are you going to be remembered for? My dear brother?

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What are you going to be remembered for? My dear sister?

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What are you known for? What was your contribution and this life?

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How did you utilize

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the gifts and the blessings that Allah subhana wa tada bestowed upon you. Each and every single one of us is blessed by lots of hands.

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Every day, every week, every month, every year, is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. On top of that, many of us possess talents and qualities.

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On top of that, many of us have great accomplishments in their own personal lives. On top of that, a loss of Hannah with Allah gave us wealth and health. These are all matters that are awesome handled, that is going to hold us accountable for

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and this life of ours as nightlife.

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When it comes

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to those

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days,

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and those months of our lives, what really counts out of them

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is those days, those weeks and those months and years, that we dedicated for a good cause. And that's why you find people

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and I'm not promoting that we do things for the sake of being remembered or known by people we should do it for the sake of a loss or just sincerely. Only that which is sincere is accepted by Allah subhana wa Tada. But nonetheless, it's part of the package. It comes with it.

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You would find people remembering those.

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And funerals for example, those people pass away for whatever they were known for, or whatever legacy they left behind whatever contribution they had.

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The other day, I was talking to a brother who told me that how one day he was very flattered when he ran into someone a professional.

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A grown up that one day he used to teach in the Sunday school.

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And that person recognized him and he said remember me that year.

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That year was a very special year when he taught us Thank you. It's shaped the rest of my life.

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You will find those who are blessed and it is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is a blessing. It is an honor to be in the service in the service of a law and the service of the community. It is an

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On. So you will find those who did something for the community.

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You will find them always dwelling and remembering those days where they contributed. They did something, they started a school. They started a center. They helped organize events and conferences, they started a youth program or activity they initiated. This is indeed a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. So what is your legacy? What is your contribution, you find people doing research, we find experts in success,

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management leadership, talking about how contribution is one of the basic human needs is a basic human need. Each and every single one of us has needs.

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And amongst the common needs amongst men and women is that we contribute, we give we offer, we give something back. And if we don't satisfy that need, we'll suffer

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growth,

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significance

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and contribution amongst the basic human needs. So how do you satisfy that need? What is your niche? What have you started? What have you done?

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I remember attending a funeral,

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of a friend of my father. And there was a portion of his life where he was very active. When he was teaching. He was a teacher. Most of the people that came to show their support for the family, for his family. They said to the members of the household of this man, that Oh, I remember during that period when your dad did this, and that everybody remembered him for that period, nothing before and nothing after, not much before and after, but that particular period where he had some kind of contribution, that's what he was remembered for.

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So what are you going to be remembered for? We know that people are of two categories according to the Prophet Sal, Allahu Allah who would send them those who facilitate and bring good and forbid or stop evil, and those who facilitate the opposite. evil and forbidden stop good. The problem of it was seller was reported to have said

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that in lemon and Nancy Maserati had in fire in Nevada coffee shop

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in lemon and Nancy perfect he had Bill

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Gates, access of goodness,

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Nevada, they stop evil.

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They prevent evil, when I mean unless it had a shot. When I have

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the opposite. We have

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another category of people that do the opposite. They're the axis of evil, they're the facilitators of evil

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maharlika in higher and they stop goodness. So to Berryman Giada wuma who maratea full volume and Java

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the processor said four to one a promise gender to the one that Allah subhana wa tada

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guides him and makes him someone who facilitates good

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and whoa to the one that facilitates evil

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world to the one that facilitates evil.

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The province of Amani wasallam tells us that whatever you initiate will count for you, and you will receive the reward of the of those who follow you. Anytime you take the initiative and doing something good.

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You will find this now as a community and as as individuals always bragging and talking about how our history how we contributed to the, to the fields of science and, and other things.

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As if we ran out of talents as if we ran out of resources as if we ran out of intelligence and, and and as if we no longer have innovative,

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capable

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minds and individuals what happened to us.

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What happened was an omen.

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Where is our contribution? I'm talking about now.

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Tell me what have we done as a community and as individuals now? Not in the past?

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What have we offered? What is our contribution?

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There are so many things that we can initiate so many things that we can start. Each and every single one of us

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has something to offer

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And it is our responsibility as individuals to figure out what it is that Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with, that we can use and utilize.

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But it all depends on taking the initiative. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in encouraging us

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and actually commenting on a particular incident where one of the companions took the initiative and he started something and everybody followed him everybody was inspired by what this man did. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a statement

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that we should remember and memorize a statement that we should have in our on our laptops. A statement that we should hang on our wall the statement that we should we should actually engrave in our in our heads, a statement that we should allow to sink into our hearts. A statement that we should remember every single day when we work when we wake up in the morning, we should remember this statement that lettuce inspires the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, are the authority of

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men send them in Islamism that can happen a fella who as you have a woman Amina be Hummingbird II mean lady, and young men in shape, woman send a

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letter and say yeah, Friday he withdrew her wisdom and Amina Behaving Badly human lady, a young person ozotic, Whosoever sets a precedence, and it's not whoever sets tradition precedence, and revives as soon

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whether initiated or revise it, or introduces it,

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he will receive the reward

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of that initiative, and the reward of everyone that is inspired or everyone that follows him on that tradition.

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And whosoever starts an evil tradition,

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a matter of deviation,

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then he will bear the burden

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of that act

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for taking the initiative, as well as he will share the burden of everyone that follows him on that time. So we have to be very careful with what we do, what we choose to do, and what we what we choose not to do.

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For you're setting a precedence, you're setting a precedence for yourself, for your family, and for your community. So what is your contribution?

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Brothers and sisters, this life of ours, and whatever our last panel of data gives us in this life? is a responsibility.

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a responsibility that we have to answer for

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every day, every week, because sometimes people say, Okay, I'm going to take my time, I'm going to take few days, maybe next year, the year after, nope, this day, this week, this month, and this year, you're going to be held accountable for them.

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This precious gift called life.

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And then this precious period of that life called youth.

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The prophet in the head, it is said that we will be questioned about four things, one of which is life, what have you done?

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What is your contribution?

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When result? What results do you have to show

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and your youth you will also be questioned about that.

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And you will be questioned about your wealth? What have you done with that wealth? Someone made a very beautiful, you know, profound statement?

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Well, you will be questioned about what you did is a blessing from a Muslim panel that were you able to bring

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any good into your own life in the life of those who are around you? what difference did you make in the life of those who are around you as well as your own life with that? Well, that our last panel with Allah bless you.

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What was that wealth used for?

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It's as good as whatever it was used for.

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If you only

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if you're concerned about your account, and the balance that you have, and how much you have in the bank, whatever you have in the bank is as good as whatever you do with it. Or whatever stays in there is of no value.

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Please move forward and fill in the gaps and do not block the the interest in.

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So maybe we need to go and look at our checkbooks. As someone said, your checkbook is a document that reflects

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your moral values.

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your checkbook

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is nothing but a document that reflects your moral values.

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What are you spending your wealth on Allah Subhana Allah will ask you where did your wealth come from? And what was it spent on? How did he

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distance?

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And if you want to know, what's your concern, what do you what your lifestyle is all about? If you want to know who you are, if you want to evaluate yourself and your your, what you stand for and what, what your life is all about, look at your checkbook.

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What do you spend your wealth on?

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What is the significance of your spending? How much difference does that spending?

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Bring?

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And then the promise of dimensions, while at the end of the day, and your knowledge, your education, your talents? What did you do with it? How did you use it?

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Who profited from it? who benefited from it? What kind of relief have you brought?

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What kind of help? Have you offered? How many lives have you touched? How many souls have you saved? That's what will count. What did you do with that knowledge?

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Are you the type of people that

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will die, I mean, there are some people actually who are alive, but they're as good as dead.

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And there are some people who are dead, but they're still alive.

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And they will remain alive as long as that whatever the contribution, whatever knowledge, whatever service they've done,

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brings benefits to people. And that's why the Prophet tells us that our deeds

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will be seized will come to an end, there will be no more flow of good deeds into your account

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with a loss of habitat.

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when death comes, when one dies, there will be no more good deeds coming into his records. Except

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for he who have used his life to accomplish three things are one of those three things.

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Someone who has left charity

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or some kind of project,

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someone that has started or left a project behind that people benefit from whatever that is.

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So long people benefit from it.

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So anyone benefits from it,

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then that person will receive the reward while in their grave

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is such a person did

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not really.

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And someone who had left knowledge,

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someone that left knowledge

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or started something that people learn from

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so long that place or that book or that CD or that collection of DVDs or whatever it may be or that station

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so long, it spreads knowledge that person will receive the reward.

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And then someone who has dedicated his life to his family and raising his children and was able by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala to raise righteous children. So he has a child that that is righteous and prays for him or her they will receive the reward.

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So what is your legacy? What is your contribution? What have you done?

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I say listen, ask Allah subhana wa tada to make you and I have those who listen and follow the desert where they listened to.

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Very often, we think that the responsibility of taking the initiative and starting something or starting a project is the responsibility of people in the leadership.

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It's the responsibility of the elites and many of us choose just to follow.

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What we have to understand is that

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even when it comes to followers, if you want to be a follower, there are different types, different levels and different classes of follow followers. There are those who are Iceland's they are isolated. They have no contribution. They have no presence whatsoever.

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They

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have no value.

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And many of them

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are just blinded, caught up in their own little world.

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And they have no impact whatsoever. And you don't want to be one of those.

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And then there are the bystanders, those who watch and observe, they see things.

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Right.

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But they stand aside. Many of them, by the way, very good critics, they can point out what is wrong. Yet when it comes to telling you what is right, or how to do things,

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they can,

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they can give you much. And again, another type of negative

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followership, that brings no benefits and makes no difference. And then there are the participants. And now we're getting into the ones that those who are there to do any work that is assigned to them.

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And then there is even a higher level. And these are the activists,

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people who want to make a difference, people who every now and then take the initiative, and then there are the diehards, those whom you can count on, they will be there unconditionally, no matter what. They're always supportive.

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And these are the ones that actually have the greatest impact ever. And these are the ones that make great leaders. So which one of those are we

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brothers and sisters, let us all go back and look at our own lives, evaluate what we have accomplished and examine ourselves. Look at our choices.

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examine what Allah Subhana, Allah blessed us with.

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And I'm confident that each and every single one of us has something to offer. If you're the kind that has nothing to offer, maybe the least you can do is to get out of the way and never become an obstacle in anyone's way. If you have absolutely nothing to offer, which I don't believe is the case with anyone, then the least, that you can do is not to get in the way of others, and maybe stand aside and make draft for them and pray for them. But there are many things, many initiatives that can be taken. And one person or group of people or one organization cannot handle it by itself.

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So go and find out what it is that you can do.

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Many projects out there.

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You can do all kinds of drives.

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You can start all kinds of charities.

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You can solve the problem of I mean, in the Muslim community we have we have

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a problem of we don't have enough schools. We don't have enough. We don't have nursing homes, for example, really set for Muslim. How come nobody thought of that project? How come nobody started that project?

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How can we we don't have such a thing.

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So there are many tons of ideas out there.

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So who will be the champion, and who will take ownership of one of those ideas and say, I'm going to start this, if you look at any of the greatest, great accomplishments and institutions, they started with a dream, the dream of one individual and maybe two individuals came together, they put their heads together, they started something that became regional, national, maybe International, and they were able to have an impact. And they were able to affect and they were able to change so many lives. Look at any one of them.

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The day you stop dreaming and having a goal in your life.

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That is a day not worth living.

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I was reading this morning how one of the Muslim thinkers came back from the Soviet Union and predicted he said it will fall apart.

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It will fall apart very soon.

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So this other scholar asked him he said How come? He said because people are in a state of despair, and they stopped dreaming. They no longer have dreams. They're only living a nightmare. And when people stop dreaming,

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then they will fail.

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And this is what I'm afraid is happening to Muslims. So much despair, so much so much negativity that we stopped dreaming we start we stop having hopes.

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And we cannot allow that to happen.

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ask Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Again, to make us have those, listen and follow the best of what they listen to

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Those who come together for the sake of a lot of agenda, joining what is good and forbidding what is evil? That is the example of the believers. When we know what our

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believing men and believing women are friends and protectors of one another, they enjoy what is good and they forbid what is evil.

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They're very positive, they have a contribution, they bring a change.

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And only then we'll see some relief.

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And only then things will change.

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Tibet come

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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every one of you is a guardian,

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every Guardian

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will be responsible for his wards will be responsible for his people and whoever loss of handling Adam put him in charge on every one of us, according to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has a responsibility

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Dear brothers and sisters,

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I came from a community where whenever the youth

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or the MSA

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or would have a project

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or we'll start an activity, you will find the entire community

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coming to their aid and their support.

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Now, we have had our youth group here for a while now, almost two years, we struggled the first year and the second year, we had a level of success that we asked the last panel data access, and we have room to improve. We have so many things to do with us. We started you know, for the past few years, an initiative where there's a Youth Day in so many activities. And one of those things that is always needed is funds.

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Now, they came up with an idea

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and idea will only work if we are receptive and if we are if we are responsive.

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Now, I came from a community where the youth or one of the youth organizations will have on a yearly basis they will they will come up with a design t shirt every year, a limited number of T shirts. And I remember how we used to compete

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on donating

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to their cause so we can receive this gift.

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And I know how like people in the community used to be collectors they would want to have, you know, whatever they would have every year and I know that the youth group here was was basically struggling. So today they have set

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a table out there and for a donation of $10 or more, you will receive the T shirt and you have the choice of getting the 2070 shirts or the 2008 please support them and make sure that they get the funding we need.

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And may Allah subhanaw taala bless you for your contribution

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by the law in the law of

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the

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land.

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To the grown

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men and women is that we contribute, we give we offer, we give something back. And if we don't satisfy that need will suffer

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growth,

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significance

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and contribution amongst the basic human needs. So how do you satisfy that need? What is your niche? What have you started? What have you done?

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I remember attending a funeral

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of a friend of my father. And there was a portion of his life where he was very active. When he was teaching. He was a teacher. Most of the people that came to show their support for the family, for his family. They said to the members of the household of this man, that Oh, I remember during that period when your dad did this, and that everybody remembered him for that period, nothing before and nothing after, not much before and after, but that particular period where he had some kind of contribution, that's what he was remembered for.

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So what are you going to be remembered for? We know that people are of two categories according to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, those who facilitate and bring good and forbid or stop evil, and those who facilitate the opposite, evil and forbidden stop good. The proximal Maharani with Scylla was reported to have said

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that in lemina, Nancy Maserati had in higher in Nevada condition.

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In fact, he had Bill

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Gates, access of goodness,

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Nevada padishah, they stop evil.

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They prevent evil, when I mean unless it had a shot. When I have

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the opposite, we have

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another category of people that do the opposite. They're the axis of evil, they're the facilitators of evil

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maharlika in higher and they stop goodness. So to Berryman Giada, boo boo,

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boo balamand, Java, Mama Fatty, la they don't even Java wahama fathia has shell reality

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has settled and during

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the process I've said four to one a promise gender, to the one that Allah subhana wa tada

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guides him and makes him someone who facilitates good

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and whoa to the one that facilitates evil

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world to the one that facilitates evil.

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The province of Amani wasallam tells us that whatever you initiate will count for you, and you will receive the reward of the of those who follow you. Anytime you take the initiative and doing something good.

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You will find this now as a community and as as individuals always bragging and talking about how our history how we contributed to the, to the fields of science and math and other things.

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As if we ran out of talents, as if we ran out of resources as if we ran out of intelligence and, and and as if we no longer have innovative,

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capable

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minds and individuals. What happened to us?

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What happened was is that

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where is our contribution? I'm talking about now.

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Tell me what have we done as a community and as individuals now, not in the past?

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What have we offered? What is our contribution?

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There are so many things that we can initiate so many things that we can start, each and every single one of us has something to offer.

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And it is our responsibility as individuals to figure out what it is that Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with, that we can use and utilize.

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But it all depends on taking the initiative. So the prophet SAW a lot even send him an encouraging us

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and actually commenting on a particular incident where one of the companions took the initiative and he started something and everybody followed him everybody was inspired by what this man did. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a statement

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that we should remember and memorize a statement that we should have

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In our on our laptops, a statement that we should hang on our wall the statement that we should we should actually engrave in our in our heads a statement that we should allow to sink into our hearts. A statement that we should remember every single day when we work when we wake up in the morning, we should remember this statement that lettuce inspires the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, are the authority of

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men send them Islamism that can.

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Further who Angelica Amina be Hummingbird II mean lady, and young person mean God in shape. Woman senator from

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Florida, he withdrew her wisdom and

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embody him in

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ozotic, Whosoever sets the precedence and it's not whoever sets tradition precedence, and revives as soon

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whether he initiated or revise it, or introduces it,

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he will receive the reward

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of that initiative, and the reward of everyone that is inspired or everyone that follows him on that tradition.

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And whosoever starts an evil tradition,

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a matter of deviation,

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then he will bear the burden

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of that act

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for taking the initiative, as well as he will share the burden of everyone that follows him on that path. So we have to be very careful with what we do, what we choose to do, and what we what we choose not to do.

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For you're setting a precedence, you're setting a precedence for yourself, for your family and for your community. So what is your contribution?

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Brothers and sisters, this life of ours and wherever our last panel of data gives us in this life? is a responsibility.

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a responsibility that we have to answer for

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every day, every week, because sometimes people say, Okay, I'm going to take my time, I'm going to take few days, maybe next year, the year after, nope, this day, this week, this month, and this year, you're going to be held accountable for them.

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This precious gift called life.

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And then this precious period of that life called youth.

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The prophet in the head, it is said that we will be questioned about four things, one of which is life. What have you done?

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What is your contribution?

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When the result? What results do you have to show

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and your youth you will also be questioned about that.

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And you will be questioned about your wealth? What have you done with that wealth? Someone made a very beautiful, you know, profound statement?

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Well, you will be questioned about what you did it's a blessing from a Muslim panel that were you able to bring

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any good into your own life in the life of those who are around you? what difference did you make in the life of those who are around you as well as your own life with that wealth that our last panel adapted, bless you?

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What was that wealth used for?

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It's as good as whatever it was used for.

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If you only

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if you're concerned about your account, and the balance that you have, and how much you have in the bank, whatever you have in the bank is as good as whatever you do with it. Whatever stays in there is of no value.

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Please move forward and fill in the gaps and do not block the the entrance. And

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so maybe we need to go and look at our checkbooks. As someone said, your checkbook is a document that reflects

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your moral values.

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your checkbook

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is nothing but a document that reflects your moral values.

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What are you spending your wealth on Allah Subhana Allah will ask you where did your wealth come from? And what was it spent on? How did he dispense?

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And if you want to know what your concern what, what your lifestyle is all about, if you want to know who you are, if you want to evaluate yourself and your your, what you stand for and what what your life is all about. Look at your checkbook.

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What do you spend your wealth on?

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What is the significance of your spending? How much difference does that spending,

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bring

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and then the promise of dimensions while in the inner

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your knowledge, your education, your talents, what did you do with it? How did you use it?

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Who profited from it? who benefited from it? What kind of relief have you brought?

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What kind of help? Have you offered? How many lives have you touched? How many souls have you saved? That's what will count. What did you do with that knowledge?

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Are you the type of people that

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will die? I mean, there are some people actually were alive, but they're as good as that.

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And there are some people who are dead, but they're still alive.

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And they will remain alive as long as that whatever the contribution, whatever knowledge, whatever service they've done,

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brings benefits to people. And that's why the Prophet tells us that our deeds

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will be seized will come to an end, there will be no more flow of good deeds into your account

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with a loss of habitat.

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when death comes, when one dies, there will be no more good deeds coming into his records. Except

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for he who have used his life, to accomplish three things, or one of those three things.

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Someone who has left charity,

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or some kind of project,

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someone that has started or left a project behind that people benefit from whatever that is.

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So long people benefit from it.

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So anyone benefits from it,

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then that person will receive the reward while in their grave

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is such a person dead?

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Not really.

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And someone who had left knowledge,

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someone that left knowledge,

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or started something that people learn from

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so long that place or that book, or that CD, or that collection of DVDs, or whatever it may be, or that station,

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so long, it spreads knowledge, that person will receive the reward.

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And then someone who has dedicated his life to this family and raising his children and was able by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to raise righteous children. So he has a child that that is righteous and prays for him or her, they will receive the reward.

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So what is your legacy? What is your contribution? What have you done?

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I say, listen, ask Allah subhana wa Tada, to make you and I have those who listen and follow the best where they listened to.

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Very often, we think that the responsibility of taking the initiative and starting something or starting a project is the responsibility of people in the leadership.

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It's the responsibility of the elites and many of us choose just to follow.

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What we have to understand is that

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even when it comes to followers, if you want to be a follower, there are different types, different levels, and different classes of follow followers. There are those who are isolates. They're isolated, they have no contribution. They have no presence whatsoever.

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They have no value.

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And many of them

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are just blinded, caught up in their own little world.

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They have no impact whatsoever. And you don't want to be one of those.

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And then there are the bystanders, those who watch and observe, they see things

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right.

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But they stand aside. Many of them by the way, very good critics, they can point out what is wrong. Yet when it comes to telling you what is right or how to do things.

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They can

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They can give you much. And again, another type of negative

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followership, that brings no benefits and makes no difference. And then there are the participants. And now we're getting into the ones that those who are there to do any work that is assigned to them.

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And then there is even a higher level. And these are the activists,

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people who want to make a difference, people who every now and then take the initiative, and then there are the diehards, those whom you can count on, they will be there unconditionally, no matter what. They're always supportive.

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And these are the ones that actually have the greatest impact ever. And these are the ones that make great leaders. So which one of those are we

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brothers and sisters, let us all go back and look at our own lives, evaluate what we have accomplished and examine ourselves. Look at our choices.

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examine what Allah Subhana Allah blesses us with.

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And I'm confident that each and every single one of us has something to offer. If you're the kind that has nothing to offer, maybe the least you can do is to get out of the way, and never become an obstacle in anyone's wait. If you have absolutely nothing to offer, which I don't believe is the case with anyone, then the least, that you can do is not to get in the way of others, and maybe stand aside and make draft for them and pray for them. But there are many things, many initiatives that can be taken. And one person or group of people or one organization cannot handle by itself.

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So go and find out what it is that you can do.

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Many projects out there.

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You can do all kinds of drives.

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You can start all kinds of charities.

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You can solve the problem of I mean, in the Muslim community we have we have

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a problem of we don't have enough schools. We don't have enough. We don't have nursing homes, for example, really set for Muslim. How come nobody thought of that project? How come nobody started that project?

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How can we we don't have such a thing.

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So there are many tons of ideas out there.

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So who will be the champion, and who will take ownership of one of those ideas and say, I'm going to start this, if you look at any of the greatest, great accomplishments and institutions, they started with a dream, a dream of one individual and maybe two individuals came together, they put their heads together, they started something that became regional, national, maybe International, and they were able to have an impact. And they were able to affect and they were able to change so many lives. Look at any one of them.

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There the day you stop dreaming, and having a goal in your life.

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That is a day not worth living.

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I was reading this morning, how one of the Muslim thinkers came back from the Soviet Union. I predicted he said it will fall apart.

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It will fall apart very soon.

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So this other scholar asked him he said How come? He said because people are in a state of despair, and they stopped dreaming. They no longer have dreams. They're only living a nightmare. And when people stop dreaming,

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then they will fail.

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And this is what I'm afraid is happening to Muslims. So much despair, so much so much negativity that we stopped dreaming we start we stop having hopes.

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And we cannot allow that to happen.

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ask Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Again, to make us those, listen and follow the best of what they listen to those who come together for the sake of Allah azza wa jal joining what is good and forbidding what is evil that is the example of the believers. When we know in our

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believing men and believing women are friends and protectors of one another. They enjoy what is good and they forbid what is evil.

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They're very positive, they have a contribution, they bring a change.

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And only then we'll see some relief

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and only then things will change.

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Tibet come.

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I came from a community where whenever the youth

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or the MSA or,

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or would have a project

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or will start an activity you will find the entire community

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coming to their aid and their support.

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Now we have had our youth group here for a while now, almost two years, we struggled the first year and the second year, we had a level of success that we asked for lots of handling, etc. And we have room to improve we have so many things to do. He was he was just started, you know, for the past few years, an initiative where there's a Youth Day in so many activities. And one of those things that is always needed is funds.

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Now, they came up with an idea

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and idea will only work if we are receptive and if we are if we are responsive.

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Now, I came from a community where the youth or one of the youth organizations will have on a yearly basis they will they will come up with a design t shirt every year. a limited number of T shirts. And I remember how we used to compete

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on donating

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to their cause so we can receive this gift.

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And I know how like people in the community used to be collectors they would want to have, you know, whatever they would have every year and I know that the youth group here was was basically struggling. So today they have set

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a table out there and for a donation of $10 or more, you will receive the T shirt Do you have the choice of getting the 2070 shirts or the 2008 please support them and make sure that they get the funding they need.

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And may Allah Subhana Allah bless you for your contribution

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