Who Makes A Difference

Moutasem al-Hameedy

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that I do? In US the Hadith the Kitab, Allah azza wa jal, what had you had you in a beginner Mohammed in Salallahu, Alaihe alayhi wa early he was salam, or CharBroil Ohmori Madatha to her Wakulla modesetting what will be the agenda Allah, Allah, all praises due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge and protection in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I testify that none is worthy of worship. None is worthy of our love and devotion, except Allah subhanahu wa to Allah alone. And I

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testify that Muhammad Sallallahu Ali, he went early, he was a lamb is His servant and His Messenger, or you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and die not, except as Muslims are in a state of submission to your Lord, or mankind, be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person, and from him he created his wife, and from them both, he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all watched over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys

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Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is that oh, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was in them. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented medicine, religion are considered to be an innovation and be there, and every bit is misguidance.

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A model not Hapa probably Allahu anhu, when he was the Khalifa,

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he was in a house or in a room with some of the other great companions.

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And

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he says to them, 10 No, he says wish for something, make a wish.

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So they started thinking of what could they wish for. And obviously a person's wishes and desires and dreams and plans are a reflection of what this person really is at their core of what really matters for that person. So some people have said to them,

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wish for something they would wish probably for, maybe for finances, finances or money.

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Others they might wish for types of food, somebody might wish for fame, somebody might ask for something. And that reflects with the PERT what the person cares about the most in their life? What dominates their thoughts and their hearts and it shows what kind of person they are what is the level of their aspirations.

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So these are the companions of the prophets of Allah when he was in them. So what is

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it

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my film been four and a half he said.

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One of them said

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As

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I have this house full of gold and silver and spend it for the sake of Allah, it's not that he's wishing for well for himself to spend it so for the

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second one

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I wish for this house bill, just

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possess them for the sake of Allah again. So they're thinking about fasting for the sake of wish they had more finances they had more assets to spend them for the sake of Allah, I'll get rewarded and what will happen is

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for atonement

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mean a heaven beat mean and the fairly abuse habido or more have you been ejabberd

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was sadly Mangala Khalifa

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will be coming down

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because I wish I will still have people let go be done. And that

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will pay for like a car car like a gym. Three. Great.

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I wish I have more of those people. And Amana repub was the leader of the Muslim ummah at the time, and he knows the value of men. He knows the value of the human capital

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view. And people you can make a difference. If you have people who are ambitious, who are disciplined, who are hardworking, who aspire for great things, people who are great in their demeanor, then you can achieve anything.

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And then you will get the highest reward from

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it's the human capital, the Arab, say

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these to say that an Army made of 1000 Foxes, led by a lion is far better than an army of 1000 Lions led by a fox. Again, it's the human element that makes the difference. The Arabs were scattered. They were fighting amongst themselves. They have the potential like every other race, just like the people in Arabia, the people in Africa, the people in China, the people in in the Far East, the people of Europe, the people of any continent, and any race and any background. They have potential within them.

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But it requires people who can tap into this potential and bring your back office in change, overwhelming change that can transform nations and destinies and change the face of the earth and that's what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, been Peninsula, who were fighting among each other, their potential their energy was wasted, was cancelled by one another, the prophets of Allah when he was sent them through the great law and inspired in him,

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formed people and thus transformed history, human history.

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And in the history of every nation, you will find people like this.

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Around the year

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100 After hijra, the Umayyad caliphate was dominating the Muslim world and the world for that matter, the whole world.

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But yet in that governance system, there was a level of corruption. There was a level of injustice, there was a level of evil done and committed.

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But when I'm not I'm not as ease,

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took the throne Oh, he became the Khalifa.

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He transformed himself and he transformed the whole ummah. He changed it. The Muslims, at some level. They had military power, they had strength, and they had great commanders.

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And all of them were trying to free the holy lands

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at the Masjid Al Aqsa,

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From the Crusaders

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who spread enough corruption and bloodshed, and they were killing innocent people, and they displayed the worst of human behavior.

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But it took a person like Salah had been a level of devotion, and dedication and depth and honesty and sincerity, and hard work and skill and intelligence

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to kick them out

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of the land that they had occupied.

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In these days,

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this kind of human element has tried to be or is being is being washed away is being watered down. By focusing more on systems

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focusing, trying to claim that humans are all the same if someone can do something another person just can do the same. But that's not true. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says in the authentic hadith, explaining to us the nature of humans, that not all humans are the same. Not all humans will have the same impact, and the same kind of influence. There are people who do the inner changes that are necessary to transform themselves and transform others. There are people who have the capacity to change the destiny of a nation and humanity in general.

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So the prophets, Allah says in the Hadith, a nurse who can fairly it believes

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that Accardo tecido Vihara hayleigh.

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He says that people are like,

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the count of 100 camels. In a sense, humans are like camels. And not all camels are strong enough to be taken as a riding animal for long journeys, they can't survive.

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One out of 100 is called a Rahila, that you can depend upon, that you can trust, and will help you make long trips and journeys. So the province of Solomon saying humans like camels, did you only find one that is strong, and can serve the purpose. The same as with humans. It's a minority of humans who put in the effort and the time and the dedication and the sincerity to make a difference. And that's what we should focus on. We should build ourselves, every single one of us should build build themselves, to become a better Muslim, to become a better human being, to become more skillful, to become more educated, to become more balanced, and more mature. And when we have people

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under our risk our under our charge, like our children, our students, or our constituents, people who work for us, people who are under our authority, we are supposed to exert ourselves in order to help them reach their full potential

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by maximizing the human capital, and thus we can make a difference. We can make a positive difference in our own lives in the lives of our families, the lives of our acquaintances, and our friends, and the lives of our community and the life of society.

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manatee in general,

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read through history as one of the famous Western historian said that if you will read the human history in reality, it is the story of great individuals who made the difference for the most part of people that just followers, they don't make a difference

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is the people who rise up to a level of influence people who aspire for more people who are thirsty, to do something better and something greater.

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That's what changes nations. And that's what fixes families and that's what helps individuals in their daily struggles. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from those Apollo already had our stock a little lady will come for stock fuel.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad in Valhalla early he was Harvey Jemaine wobei.

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, to walk through the earth and learn from the examples of nations who came before us. Because in every story, in every history in every example, there is a lesson for us to learn.

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And there's no shortage of those around.

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It is said in the history of the Greeks around the year 400 Or one

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BCE

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that

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there was a guy called Xenophon. He was the closest friend of Socrates. He was a philosopher, a rich man inherited a great wealth from his father.

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He was in his early 30s, a friend comes to him and tries to recruit him as a mercenary.

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He's not a man of war.

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But the idea appealed to him because he was after adventure and he thought if I take an adventure, I'll be able to write a book on it and learn and that will grow.

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And the recruiter came from

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the brother of the Persian king at the time, Cyrus

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at exegesis was the king of Persia and his brother Cyrus was trying to recruit mercenaries, and they managed to recruit 10,000 Greek in Aris soldiers, although the two nations were in a state of constant war, the Greeks and the Persians. And just it was just a decade before that, that the Persians were trying to conquer Athens,

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the capital of the Greeks,

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but those mercenaries have no loyalty. for them. It's all about money. But Xenophon wanted adventure, and he wanted experience and exposure. So he goes with a 10,000 mercenaries. And they go to Cyrus who claimed that they want to suppress some kind of appraisals and rebellions in Persia. But as soon as they went deep into Persia, the real reason was was revealed to them. Cyrus wanted to topple his brother,

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the king of Persia, and wanted to take over.

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So those mercenaries were upset because they were deceived, they had been deceived. But Cyrus offered them more money, he knew that he could purchase those people and buy them with money. And they accepted.

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The war takes place between the king of Persia and his brother.

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And early in the battle, Cyrus was killed.

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So attic serves as the king of Persia, now dominates without any arrival. And these mercenaries find themselves in the wrong side of the battle, the captured they fear for their life, the king of Persia says, I don't want anything from you, all I want you to do is to leave Persia, immediately go back to Greece. And he appoints one of his commanders, in order to escort them out of Persia, back to Greece and provide for them on the way.

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But this commander

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sets them up.

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The plan was to kill them, small group at a time.

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So the mercenaries started complaining about lack of food and provision and the fact that the Persian commander took them through a very difficult bumpy routes.

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So he said to them, okay, send some of your main commanders and let's discuss that.

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So, clear case, the commander of the mercenaries and the grid in the Greeks, he picks the best commanders he has an he goes to meet the Persian commander.

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They set them up

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and they behead them all. One of one of them escapes, and he goes and tells the rest of the Greeks what the plan was. They all fall in despair. They all start drinking. They all start just wailing and whining about their destiny, and they lost hope. But Xenophon who was with them, he was not ready to die. He was not a man of war.

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But he realized that the spirit of those people was going to mean their demise and their death.

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So he rise to power rises to power, without any expense.

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Koreans, and he decides to take over. And he speaks with them, and he encourages them. And he emphasizes the state of enmity with the Persians, and that they want to kill them. And he inspires them and he changes the morale completely. Then the Persian commander sends another messenger to have another negotiation with them. And they kick him out defiantly, and they head

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to Greece, then they decide to learn about the terrain, and about the path and about the mountains and about the passage ways. They decide to learn and not depend on the Persians, they started to eat from whatever they came across. They learned how to survive, they use their minds, it was the spirit that was inspired by one person.

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And they managed to dodge the Persians and avoid them, and make it back to Greece. After more than a year. Almost all of them survived. It was the impact of one person who changed their spirit. And this was a huge victory for them. He brought them back to safety.

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And verse sometimes one person changes everything. One person, who will that person be someone who puts in the time and the effort, someone who is sincere.

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You know, when after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed away, many of the Arabs apostate and they rebelled against the Muslims. Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu decides to fight against them. The Companions were puzzled. They didn't, they didn't want to fight with them. They would, there was too many people to fight against. Abu Bakr said, No, I'm gonna deal with the one person and he changed the spirit of the whole Muslim state.

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And they won the wars, one after the other. And they cleared the Arabian Peninsula and most of those who oppose stated came back to Islam, and they became good Muslims.

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So the question is not to look around for people who are going to change us, people who are going to improve the quality of our lives, people who are going to fix the Muslim community here in Canada, people who are going to explain to us everything that's happening, the challenge is to look within yourself and see what you can do. And check what kind of service you can be on to the Muslim community and to humanity in general.

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Because humans are given that potential by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And it's the spirit

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that changes everything.

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And as they say,

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He who believes he can and he who believes he can't, the both, mainly right.

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It's about the belief.

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So about the trust that we have in Allah Subhan Allah to Allah as to you know, be deliberately Allahu Anhu was asked key for Quinta to rule upon Karla con to the roof NFC and nioc Tulou for your Adobe NFC and near Party rule for your corner only and NFC, he was asked, How do you defeat these great warriors and he said, I have it in I have a conviction within me that I'm going to dominate this person and take them out. And thus that influences the person

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and they believe that I'll be able to overcome them and thus they become an assistance to an assistant to me over themselves and against themselves. It's the spirit.

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So there are people who make a difference and it's usually individuals who who have a high level of faith, sincerity and certainty and connection to Allah subhanaw taala they can make a huge difference. They will make the what seems to be impossible. They will make it possible. History has attested to that day in and day out. People who test set out people who are true believers, people who aren't mature enough who set out to do crazy things that everyone said it's impossible they ended up achieving those things. Allah Moffat limit when you know when looking at what a Muslim you know, when a Muslim man Yeah, even on what and what? Allah for Lenovo norburn Oh, it's so often Fe

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