Mufti Menk – If You Want To Succeed, Fight Laziness

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker talks about their experience with learning the Quran and working in a school. They also mention their father's advice to them not get up in the morning and focus on their work instead. The speaker encourages them to fight Laziness and not give up, even if they feel lazy.
AI: Transcript ©
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The sun is out. Can I take a

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long time or should I finish up quickly?

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Are you sure you want to sit in

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the sun?

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Yes. Okay.

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I wanna tell you something. When I was

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young just like you are,

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I started memorizing the Quran with

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my school. So I used to go to

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school in the morning, and I used to

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come back home and my father used to

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teach me the Quran and it was not

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easy. It was not easy. I used to

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be a little bit lazy sometimes but my

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father told me that everyone

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who has achieved

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anything in this world

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was not lazy. They had to fight.

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Fight laziness.

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They had to fight laziness. They had to

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do what? Lazy.

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When you don't want to get up in

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the morning and you force yourself to get

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up in the morning

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because you have to do something

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constructive, that is called fighting?

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Lazy. Fighting?

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Lazy. Fighting laziness.

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So you have to get up that's why

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you're getting up, but because it's so cozy

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you don't want to get up but you

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don't you you don't do

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what you feel

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you want to do, but you do what

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you have to do.

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How many of you get up in the

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morning for fajr? Put up your hands.

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Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

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Okay. I'm not going to say, but you

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can put your hands down. I'm not going

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to say put your hands up if you're

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lazy in the morning, but I'm going to

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tell you if you get up for salatul

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fajr,

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even if you're feeling lazy, then Insha'Allah you're

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destined for success.

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So who wants to succeed? Put up your

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hands.

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Well, you start off with which salah?

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Put your hands down.

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Masha'Allah.

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So even if you're feeling lazy or it's

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a cold morning

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or there is no electricity

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because we're in South Africa. Masha'Allah.

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I used to say Zimbabwe before Sheikh.

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And even if, subhanAllah,

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it's

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such a lovely dream that you're having. No

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problem. Get up and you will get up

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because you have to get up and you

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have to fight.

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Laziness. You have to fight what guys?

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Laziness.

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Even if you're lazy to say laziness right

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now you have to say it. So you

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have to fight what?

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That's amazing.

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That's amazing. If you want to succeed, you

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fight laziness and then you don't give up.

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